The Surprising Lives of Birds, and What They Reveal About Being Human
New York, New York : Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2014.
Description: xiv, 288 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Explores "the lives of birds, illuminating their surprising world and deep connection with humanity"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents: Body. Fly away home : how pigeons get around ; Spontaneous order : the curious magnetism of starling flocks ; The buzzard's nostril : sniffing out a turkey vulture's talents ; Snow flurries : owls, invasions, and wanderlust ; Hummingbird wars : implications of flight in the fast land -- Mind. Fight or flights : what penguins are afraid of ; Beat generation : dancing parrots and our strange love of music ; Seeing red : when the pecking order breaks down ; Cache memory : how nutcrackers hoard information -- Spirit. Magpie in the mirror ; reflections on avian self-awareness ; Arts and craftiness : the aesthetics of bowerbird seduction ; Fairy helpers : when cooperation is just a game ; Wandering hearts : the tricky question of albatross love.
ISBN: 9781594486357 (hbk.)