The Thing With Feathers by Noah Strycker

The Thing With Feathers

The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human

Under headings of Body, Mind and Spirit, Noah Strycker profiles some of the birds he has studied. Thirteen concise and entertaining chapters tell of the impressive flocking patterns of starlings described in terms of laws of physics; the unexpected combativeness of hummingbirds; the fearlessness of penguins. He wonders about human love of music as he tells about Snowball, a dancing cockatoo; about committed human love in the light of bonded albatross pairs; about altruism in a reflection on Australian fairy-wrens.

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