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Explore the brilliance of birds and delve into the mysteries of the avian brain with award-winning science and nature writer Jennifer Ackerman, author of the new book, The Genius of Birds. Join Ackerman and experience her adventures firsthand, from the beaches of Barbados to the rainforests of New Caledonia, as she shares stories and stunning photos from her journey to better understand the feathered geniuses around us. Learn how birds make and use their own tools, teach one another new skills, count, navigate, exercise astonishing feats of memory, create works of art, communicate in ways that resemble language, and even pass along cultural traditions. Ackerman not only tells the story of the recently uncovered genius of birds but also delves deeply into the latest findings about the bird brain itself that are shifting our view of what it means to be intelligent. At once personal yet scientific, richly informative and beautifully written, The Genius of Birds celebrates the triumphs of these surprising and fiercely intelligent creatures. Book signing to follow lecture.
This program is generously sponsored by the Howard County Bird Club. Advance registration recommended, event may sell out.
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