Magic and Mystery of Birds
Noah Strycker has spent the last decade studying bird behaviour in some of the worlds remotest places from a penguin colony in Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, the Australian outback, the Galpagos Islands and has observed almost 2,500 species of birds. Noah has come to understand that birds are lively, unpredictable individuals loaded with personality and, if you look closely enough, birds have human counterparts. From the homing instinct of pigeons (and the mystery of the pigeon equivalent of the Bermuda Triangle in eastern England), testing the turkey vultures sense of smell with a deer carcass to the reason behind penguins fear of water and lack of fear of humans, even the courtship rituals of Australias winged Casanova, the bowerbird, by studying birds, we ultimately learn about ourselves. As we learn about birds, we gain insights into memory, relationships, game theory and the nature of intelligence itself. Drawing on cutting-edge scientific research, along with his personal experience, and colourful anecdotes The Magic and Mystery of Birds is a thoughtful and engaging look at how the life of birds connects with humanity.
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