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Alex and Me How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence--And Formed a Deep Bond in the Process

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ISBN-10: 0061672475

ISBN-13: 9780061672477

Edition: 2008

Authors: Irene Pepperberg, Roger Lewin

List price: $23.95
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On September 6, 2007, an African Grey parrot named Alex died prematurely at age thirty-one. His last words to his owner, Irene Pepperberg, were "You be good. I love you."What would normally be a quiet, very private event was, in Alex's case, headline news. Over the thirty years they had worked together, Alex and Irene had become famous-two pioneers who opened an unprecedented window into the hidden yet vast world of animal minds. Alex's brain was the size of a shelled walnut, and when Irene and Alex first met, birds were not believed to possess any potential for language, consciousness, or anything remotely comparable to human intelligence. Yet, over the years, Alex proved many things. He…    
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada, Limited
Publication date: 10/28/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English