Crow Smarts: Inside The Brain Of The World's Brightest Bird by Pamela S. TurnerCrow Smarts: Inside The Brain Of The World's Brightest Bird by Pamela S. Turner

Crow Smarts: Inside The Brain Of The World's Brightest Bird

byPamela S. TurnerPhotographerAndy Comins

Hardcover | August 2, 2016

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Join a team of scientists on an island in the Pacific Ocean as they observe crows in the wild as they attempt to answer the question, "Can a crow outsmart a scientist?"One of the biggest differences between humans and animals is the ability to understand the idea of "If I do X, Y might happen." New Caledonian crows seem to possess the intelligence to understand this "causal" concept. Why do crows have this ability? What does the crow know and what does it tell us about brain size, evolution of intelligence, and just who is the smartest creature on the planet? In the latest addition to the Scientists in the Field series, the creators of&nbsp The Frog Scientist &nbsptake us to a beautiful Pacific island, where a lively cast of both crows and scientists is waiting to amuse and enlighten us.
Pamela S. Turner  has written numerous books for young readers, including the acclaimed  The Frog Scientist  and  The Dolphins of Shark Bay . She lives in California. Visit her website at .  Andy Comins  is a photographer whose books include  The Frog Scientist  and  Stronge...
Title:Crow Smarts: Inside The Brain Of The World's Brightest BirdFormat:HardcoverDimensions:80 pages, 9 × 11 × 0.47 inPublished:August 2, 2016Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544416198

ISBN - 13:9780544416192


Editorial Reviews

Horn Book Fanfare: Best Books of 2016 Nonfiction Detectives: Best of 2016 Nerdy Book Club Nerdies 2016 Longford Nonfiction * Turner's friendly, sometimes joking tone effortlessly moves from amusing accounts of crow antics to sophisticated explanations of crow and human evolution. Comins's arresting photographs of the sleek black birds in the island landscapes of New Caledonia highlight their personalities and intelligence." -Horn Book, STARRED review * "Required reading for anyone who believes that we are the only, or even the most, sapient species on the planet. Highly recommended for STEM and animal collections." -School Library Journal, STARRED review "? [Crow Smarts] also pulls together a wide variety of research on crow behaviors and weaves it seamlessly into the narrative. Detailed sidebars and lively photographs of shiny, bright-eyed crows break up the text while adding interest, and illustrated explanations of crow behavior are illuminating." -Bulletin "With an approachable writing style and photos of crows festooning almost every page, this engaging volume with attract budding scientists, and the lively descriptions not only of the crows but of the scientists at work will give students plenty to ponder." -Booklist "