The Human Nature of Birds

By Theodore Xenophon Barber,

Book cover of The Human Nature of Birds: A Scientific Discovery with Startling Implications

Book description

Argues that birds make and use their own tools, recognize abstract concepts, create complex musical compositions, and more

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1 author picked The Human Nature of Birds as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Yes, it’s a bit dated, but it was a bold, pioneering book for its day. Barber doesn’t shrink from describing birds as they are: intelligent, flexible, emotional animals with lives and personalities.

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