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The Magic & Mystery of Birds By Noah Strycker

The Magic & Mystery of Birds
by Noah Strycker

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An account of the lives of birds and the intriguing parallels with our own world. From traditionally human characteristics such as demonstrating a sense of self to the creation of art, and even love and romance, the author guides us through a range of behaviours that have also been seen in birds.
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The Magic & Mystery of Birds: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human by Noah Strycker

Noah Strycker has spent the last decade studying bird behaviour in some of the world's remotest places - from a penguin colony in Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, the Australian outback, the Galapagos 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 vulture's sense of smell with a deer carcass to the reason behind penguin's fear of water and lack of fear of humans, even the courtship rituals of Australia's 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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About Noah Strycker

Noah Strycker is a photographer, writer and associate editor of Birding magazine. He has been an on-board ornithologist on a cruise ship in Antarctica, and has also written for a wide variety of bird magazines. He is also the author of Among Penguins: A Bird Man in Antarctica.

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The Magic & Mystery of Birds: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human by Noah Strycker
Noah Strycker
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