The Parrot in the Mirror: How Evolving to Be Like Birds Makes Us Human

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Price
$24.95
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Publish Date
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.78 X 8.7 X 0.93 inches | 0.81 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780198846109

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About the Author

Antone Martinho-Truswell, Dean, Graduate House, St Paul's College, University of Sydney Antone Martinho-Truswell is a behavioural ecologist whose work focuses on animal minds and learning, especially in birds and cephalopods, intelligent species whose evolutionary history differs dramatically from that of mammals. He has been published in Science, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Current Biology, and elsewhere, and has been covered in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Times, and The New Scientist, as well as on BBC Radio and TalkRadio. He has also written on longstanding questions in biology, animal behaviour, and human society for Aeon and the BBC. Martinho-Truswell is currently Dean of Graduate House at St Paul's College, Sydney, and was previously Fellow in Biology at Magdalen College, Oxford.

Reviews


Engagingly and entertainingly written, this book places some of the many recent discoveries about bird intelligence into a fascinating human-bird framework. -- Tim Birkhead


This is a short book written in a refreshingly readable style.Â[...]The Parrot in the Mirror is clever, fun, and [...] reminds us that wonder exists far beyond our own species. -- Henry Mance, Financial Times


Having read [The Parrot in the Mirror], you won't look at yourself in the mirror in quite the same way. -- Simon Ings, New Scientist