Bird Brains

Author: Jeremy Hyman
Publisher: Moondance Press
ISBN: 1633221539
Size: 64.50 MB
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Bird Brains from the Author: Jeremy Hyman. Accurate, current bird science presented in an intriguing, highly illustrated way. Birds do the wildest things! (And you thought all they did was fly...) In Bird Brains, learn how birds use sound,color, and dances to communicate with each other, and camouflage, dive-bombing, and projectile vomiting to discourage predators. They build nests with sticks, stones, feathers, vines, mud, mucus, saliva, and more. Full-color illustrations showcase these cool behaviors. Did you know that... -birds are smart? Crows watch traffic lights in big cities so cars can break open hard nutshells. -birds are strong? Raptors can withstand G-forces of more than 27 Gs when they swoop down to capture prey. That's three times more than a fighter jet pilot can stand without passing out. -birds are gross? Parent birds feed regurgitated food to hatchlings. A whole world of wonder awaits any inquisitive child!

Bird Brains

Author: Candace Savage
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9780871569561
Size: 78.15 MB
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Bird Brains from the Author: Candace Savage. Argues that the birds' powers of abstraction, memory, and creativity are equal to many mammals

Bird Brains

Author: Budd Titlow
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762797703
Size: 11.56 MB
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Bird Brains from the Author: Budd Titlow. Through a hundred short vignettes accompanied by stunning avian portraits, Bird Brains takes a look at the antics, behaviors, and idiosyncrasies of wild birds from the viewpoint of a professional wildlife biologist and award-winning wildlife photographer. Titlow understands the often wild and wacky lives of birders--those who are always ready and willing to drop everything at a moment’s notice and "twitch off" to some exotic locations just to add another checkmark to their life lists. His engaging stories, complemented by vivid images, provide a fascinating compendium of wild bird lore perfectly suited to the 65-million-plus birders across the United States.

Rotten School 15 Calling All Birdbrains

Author: R.L. Stine
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061906832
Size: 32.10 MB
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Rotten School 15 Calling All Birdbrains from the Author: R.L. Stine. Bernie Bridges is the luckiest kid at Rotten School. He wins every game he plays, doesn't get into any trouble, and even finds money! So what's the catch? For the good luck to stick, Bernie has to keep his parrot, Lippy, on his shoulder wherever he goes. Lippy's luck is so powerful that Bernie's friends, Feenman and Crench, want in, too. But the minute they touch Lippy, everything changes—Lippy turns into a bad-luck bird. Now nothing Bernie does goes right. Bad luck follows him wherever he goes. There's only one solution, thinks Bernie. He'll give the bird away to his archrival, Sherman Oaks. But hold on! Now Sherman is having all the good luck in the world. Has Bernie made a big mistake? Can he get both his bird and his good luck back—or has his luck run out for good?

Bird Brains Unlimited

Author: Phil Mayers
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781544910826
Size: 44.83 MB
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Bird Brains Unlimited from the Author: Phil Mayers. Have you ever wondered why anyone in his or her right mind - including you - Would pick a book with the title BIRD BRAINS UNLIMITED? One with an obviously, confused looking BIRD on the cover? Well perhaps you are a unique person? One that possesses an amazing spark of life - A spark that allows you to occasionally take a little stroll off the beaten path, and dare to be different. Well good for you! Because these very unusual short stories certainly are different. Or perhaps you are fortunate enough to have nurtured your childlike spirit - That free, unfettered spirit which is always there to remind you to not take yourself too seriously - A spirit that allows you the freedom of thinking outside of-the-box, having fun, and fully enjoying your wonderful gift of life.

Bird Brains And Songs

Author: Sharon Meta Heleen Gobes
ISBN: 9789039349540
Size: 35.74 MB
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Bird Brains And Songs from the Author: Sharon Meta Heleen Gobes.

Knock Knock Jokes

Author: Nicky Bird
Publisher: Folklore
ISBN: 9781926677965
Size: 28.67 MB
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Knock Knock Jokes from the Author: Nicky Bird. Here are the silliest and most ridiculous knock-knock jokes that will have you and your friends groaning or busting a gut with laughter: Knock, knock Who's there? Tank Tank who? You're welcome! Knock, knock Who's there? Dwayne Dwayne who? Dwayne the bathtub, I'm dwowning! Knock, knock Who's there? Amish Amish who? Awe, I miss you, too. Knock, knock Who's there? Gorilla Gorilla who? Gorilla me a hamburger! An sooooo⦠many more!

Bird Brain

Author: Nathan Emery
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400882869
Size: 44.50 MB
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Bird Brain from the Author: Nathan Emery. Birds have not been known for their high IQs, which is why a person of questionable intelligence is sometimes called a "birdbrain." Yet in the past two decades, the study of avian intelligence has witnessed dramatic advances. From a time when birds were seen as simple instinct machines responding only to stimuli in their external worlds, we now know that some birds have complex internal worlds as well. This beautifully illustrated book provides an engaging exploration of the avian mind, revealing how science is exploding one of the most widespread myths about our feathered friends—and changing the way we think about intelligence in other animals as well. Bird Brain looks at the structures and functions of the avian brain, and describes the extraordinary behaviors that different types of avian intelligence give rise to. It offers insights into crows, jays, magpies, and other corvids—the “masterminds” of the avian world—as well as parrots and some less-studied species from around the world. This lively and accessible book shows how birds have sophisticated brains with abilities previously thought to be uniquely human, such as mental time travel, self-recognition, empathy, problem solving, imagination, and insight. Written by a leading expert and featuring a foreword by Frans de Waal, renowned for his work on animal intelligence, Bird Brain shines critical new light on the mental lives of birds.

Mutable Brain

Author: Jon H. Kaas
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203304608
Size: 59.41 MB
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Mutable Brain from the Author: Jon H. Kaas. The extremely labile nature of the nervous system has proved an intriguing area of research for over thirty years. From the earliest stages of neuronal growth during development, both the morphology and strength of neuronal connections within the central nervous system are shaped and modified by experience. While connections between neurons that are continually stimulated are strengthened, redundant connections weaken and are eventually lost. The Mutable Brain provides a comprehensive introduction to plasticity of the brain and neural circuits whilst covering the history of neurological research, from early work on the developing visual system, right through to current state-of-the-art molecular techniques. Authored by leading researchers in the field, it address a range of research areas, including ongoing research on the behavioural significance of hippocampal plasticity, the mediation of avian vocal learning by neural plasticity and the dynamicity of the somatosensory system with its multi-hierarchical interactions. Together, these chapters provide a broad, introductory overview of current views on neuronal plasticity.