For twenty years, readers of The New York Times have looked forward to the Science Times section every Tuesday as one of the few national forums for high-quality science writing for the layman. Its features, written by award-winning journalists, deliver cutting-edge information and lucid analysis.The Science Times Book of Birds gathers the best articles on bird behavior and biology from Science Times, offering fascinating new evidence on the minds of birds, for example: that parrots' intelligence may rank with that of the dolphin and that birds' brains actually regenerate to store new information. Other discoveries in this collection include the fossil of a seventy-five-million-year-old flightless bird; the meddling ways of in-laws of Kenya's white-breasted bee-eaters; the practice of siblicide among cattle egrets; and crows' astonishing tool-making abilities.With this extraordinary volume comes the satisfaction of having gained a priceless new understanding of the world in which we live. (71/4 X 91/2, 292 pages, illustrations)
About the Author
Nicholas Wade is a longtime reporter for The New York Times's Science section, which studies by the Times have shown is the most popular section of the paper around the country. Before writing for the Times, Wade was the deputy editor of Nature magazine in London, one of the world's most prestigious science publications, and a reporter for Science magazine, the world's premier science journal. He is the author or coauthor of six books, including A Natural History of Vision.