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Jennifer Ackerman

Autor(a) de The Genius of Birds

13+ Works 2,758 Membros 72 Críticas 1 Favorited

About the Author

Jennifer G. Ackerman is a writer specializing in the sciences. A contributor to the "New York Times", "National Geographic", & many other publications, she is a former staff writer & researcher for the book division of the National Geographic Society. She has lectured at Harvard, MIT, the mostrar mais University of Virginia, the Nature Conservancy, & other institutions. Her first book, "Notes from the Shore", was published in 1995. Ackerman won a Bunting fellowship & a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to write "Chance in the House of Fate". She is married to the novelist Karl Ackerman & has two daughters. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Associated Works

The Best American Science Writing 2005 (2005) — Contribuidor — 191 exemplares
National Geographic Magazine 1998 v194 #1 July (1998) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
The Penguin Book of the Ocean (2010) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
The Genius of Birds, Other Minds, The Hidden Life of Trees (2020) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1959
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Educação
Yale University (BA, English), 1980
Relações
Ackerman, Karl (husband)

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[from What an Owl Knows]
Jennifer Ackerman has been writing about science and nature for more than three decades. Her previous books include The Bird Way, the New York Times bestseller The Genius of Birds, Birds by the Shore, Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream, and Chance in the House of Fate. Ackerman's articles and essays have appeared in National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, Scientific American, and many other publications. She is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Nonfiction, a Bunting Fellowship, and a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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A fun collection of research and anecdotes about bird intelligence. While a few of the facts are repeated here and there (caching stories especially) overall it was interesting and enjoyable
 
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cspiwak | 44 outras críticas | Mar 6, 2024 |
This is a great book.It is really more of a light survey than a deep dive.The author explores aspects of owl physiology and behavior while relating experiences with different researchers or conservationists along the way. Particularly enjoyed the section dealing with how human perceptions and superstitions about the bird effect it’s status in different cultures.
 
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cspiwak | 4 outras críticas | Mar 6, 2024 |
Loved it!

Ackerman’s books are always a lovely mix of science and anecdote, with exactly the right combination to keep a layman glued to the page and wanting to learn more.

The feats performed by birds in this book are amazing. The chapters on parenting were especially interesting, ranging from the total non-involvement of the mound building birds to the communal parenting of some species in collective nests.

The problem solving and memory skills of birds I had encountered in other books were expanded upon here with amusing stories and research results.

A winner all around
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cspiwak | 7 outras críticas | Mar 6, 2024 |
 
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Obras
13
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4
Membros
2,758
Popularidade
#9,301
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
72
ISBN
104
Línguas
12
Marcado como favorito
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