From the list on understanding birds.
Who am I?
I started watching animals as soon as I could walk. That eventually led to a PhD in animal behavior and a career in animal protection. I now focus my energies on writing books that seek to improve our understanding of, and most importantly our relations with, other animals. I've written four previous books: Pleasurable Kingdom, Second Nature, The Exultant Ark, and What a Fish Knows (a New York Times best-seller now available in fifteen languages). I live in Belleville, Ontario where I enjoy biking, baking, birding, Bach, and trying to understand the neighborhood squirrels.
Jonathan's book list on understanding birds
Discover why each book is one of Jonathan's favorite books.
Why did Jonathan love this book?
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.
The Human Nature of Birds
Why should I read it?
1 author picked The Human Nature of Birds as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.
What is this book about?
Argues that birds make and use their own tools, recognize abstract concepts, create complex musical compositions, and more