Alex and me: how a scientist and a parrot discovered a hidden world of animal intelligence, and formed a deep bond in the process.
Pepperberg, Irene M.
Our Stock ID: 31723
New York: Collins, 2008 .
Octavo, dustwrapper,232 pp., illustrations.
WAS $40. Over the thirty years they had worked together, Alex and Irene had become famous, two pioneers who opened an unprecedented window into the hidden yet vast world of animal minds. Alex's brain was the size of a shelled walnut, and when Irene and Alex first met, birds were not believed to possess any potential for language, consciousness, or anything remotely comparable to human intelligence. Yet, over the years, Alex proved many things. He could add. He could sound out words. He understood concepts like bigger, smaller, more, fewer, and none. He was capable of thought and intention. Together, Alex and Irene uncovered a startling reality: We live in a world populated by thinking, conscious creatures.
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