The Thing with Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human
People often compare certain species of bird with humans as if it is an unusual phenomenon. A flock of penguins is reminiscent of a group of stiff old men in tuxedos.
Parrots and miner birds mimic sounds of other animals and human voices. Magpies observe ‘funerals’ of other magpies in the same territory. The list goes on and on.
But how many of these ‘human mannerisms’ are true and how many are just hearsay? A book that will give an insight into the minds and social structures of various bird species would be one of the more interesting natural history books and take over many hours of spare time.
This book ‘The Thing With Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human’ written by Noah Stryker is a lovely little paperback designed for cherry-picking the best parts.
Detailed information about The Thing with Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human
What actually happens, however, is that you pick it up to browse and the reader will become sucked into the author’s style of writing and his obvious knowledge on the subject.
Many species of bird have been shown to be highly intelligent and able to fashion and use all kinds of tools.
They have been able to theorize and seem to understand the laws of nature in a way that we used to think was confined to humans alone.
As we read more and more into this little book we will unlock fascinating insights into their memory, relationships, and game theory.
We learn about the homing abilities of pigeons. The flocking abilities of starlings, the artistry of bower birds, longterm loves of the albatross, tool-using abilities of crows and many more snippets that up until now were confined to hearsay and myth.
A lovely book showing the relationship between bird species and humans
Comes in 3 formats, paperback, hardcover or audio CD
Dispels the myth and encourages logical thinking with birds
The book provides an illuminating glimpse into the lives of birds that is both profound and entertaining. It shows that most birds are highly intelligent, contrary to what we previously thought and they share a deep connection with humans as well as other animal species.