Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence--and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process (英語) ペーパーバック – 2009/9/1
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Alex & Me is the remarkable true story of an extraordinary relationship between psychologist Irene M. Pepperberg and Alex, an African Grey parrot who proved scientists and accepted wisdom wrong by demonstrating an astonishing ability to communicate and understand complex ideas. A New York Times bestseller and selected as one of the paper’s Top Ten Books of the Year, Alex & Me is much more that the story of an incredible scientific breakthrough. It’s a poignant love story and an affectionate remembrance of Pepperberg’s irascible, unforgettable, and always surprising best friend.
“[Pepperberg’s] book movingly combines the scientific detail of a researcher...with the affectionate understanding that children instinctively possess....” (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times)
“To anyone who’s dreamed of talking with the animals, Dr. Doolittle style, Alex was a revelation…This ornery reviewer tried to resist Alex’s charms on principle. But his achievements got the better of me…Alex was a celebrity, and this book will surely please his legions of fans.” (New York Times Book Review)
“A moving tribute that beautifully evokes ‘the struggles, the initial triumphs, the setbacks, the unexpected and often stunning achievements’ during a grounbreaking scientific endeavor...” (Publishers Weekly)
“A fascinating look at animal intelligence, Pepperberg’s tale is also a love story between beings who sometimes ‘squabble like an old married couple’ but whose bond broke only with Alex’s death at 31 in ‘07. Irresistible.” (People)
“Highly readable...” (Booklist)
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This book will bring you laughter and tears. A refreshing read.
The ohm was considered to be the animal of the examination so that the ohm is able to talk about.
A theme of the examinations is to say whether the bird has ability such as the monkey.
In conclusion, the bird was able to distinguish a color and form, and add numbers, subtract numbers like a person.
This book must impress the person whom there is keeping a bird as a pet.
This book deals with a part of the ability of the bird.
I introduce my experience.
The King penguin can distinguish one's child by a sound from the group of about 200,000 child penguins.
Furthermore, as for the dove, there is an experimental result understood in all parts of the music of Bach of 20 minutes.
Except just few exceptions, the dove was able to recognize even the similar form of other composers.
In addition, the migratory bird has ability to be beyond the summit of Mount Everest in a group.
The bird understands that the communicative competence is more than a person.
I was impressed by splendid ability of the animals which there was in the natural world.