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    • The Genius of Birds

    • By: Jennifer Ackerman
    • Narrated by: Margaret Strom
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 221
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 206
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 204

    Birds are astonishingly intelligent creatures. In fact, according to revolutionary new research, some birds rival primates and even humans in their remarkable forms of intelligence. Like humans, many birds have enormous brains relative to their size. Although small, bird brains are packed with neurons that allow them to punch well above their weight.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • What a disappointment!

    • By S. Benedict on 07-05-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Genius of Birds

    • By: Jennifer Ackerman
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In The Genius of Birds, acclaimed author Jennifer Ackerman explores the newly discovered brilliance of birds and how it came about. Consider, as Ackerman does, the Clark's nutcracker, a bird that can hide as many as 30,000 seeds over dozens of square miles and remember where it put them several months later; the mockingbirds and thrashers, species that can store 200 to 2,000 different songs in a brain a thousand times smaller than ours; and the well-known pigeon, which knows where it's going, even thousands of miles from familiar territory.

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Ah-Choo!

    • The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold
    • By: Jennifer Ackerman
    • Narrated by: Emily Durante
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Scientists call this the Golden Age of the Common Cold because Americans suffer up to a billion colds each year, resulting in 40 million days of missed work and school and 100 million doctor visits. They've also learned over the past decade much more about what cold viruses are, what they do to the human body, and how symptoms can be addressed. In this ode to the odious cold, Jennifer Ackerman sifts through the chatter about treatments and dispels myths.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • some mistakes, but the first good book on topic

    • By Michael on 01-29-11

    Regular price: $20.99