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Jennifer Ackerman

The author of The Genius of Birds, Jennifer Ackerman has been writing about science and nature for over 25 years. She has won many awards over the course of her career and also contributes essays and articles to both the National Geographic Magazine and the New York Times.

She looks at the role of humanity in the natural world and her first book, Notes from the Shore, was published in 1995.



Jennifer Ackerman Books

  • TGOB
    Jennifer Ackerman
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    A celebration of our feathered friends, The Genius of Birds is a beautifully written and incredibly informative book that describes just how intelligent birds can be.

    From the memory of the Clark's nutcracker, who can hide as many as 30,000 seeds over dozens of square miles and remember where it put them months later to the common pigeon's outstanding sense of direction, you'll find out so many amazing things as you read through this book.

    Jennifer Ackerman is a well-respected expert on nature and these words showcase her love for birds. Showing how surprising and fiercely intelligent they can be, she also explains how they're socially aware, too. They can tease, deceive and even console each other.
  • ASPYZ
    Jennifer Ackerman
    • £13.78
    • RRP £14.99
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    Birds are astonishingly intelligent creatures. In fact, according to revolutionary new research, some birds rival primates and even humans in their remarkable forms of intelligence. Like humans, many birds have enormous brains relative to their size. Although small, bird brains are packed with neurons that allow them to punch well above their weight. In The Genius of Birds, acclaimed author Jennifer Ackerman explores the newly discovered brilliance of birds and how it came about. As she travels around the world to the most cutting-edge frontiers of research - the distant laboratories of Barbados and New Caledonia, the great tit communities of the United Kingdom and the bowerbird habitats of Australia, the ravaged mid-Atlantic coast after Hurricane Sandy and the warming mountains of central Virginia and the western states - Ackerman not only tells the story of the recently uncovered genius of birds but also delves deeply into the latest findings about the bird brain itself that are revolutionizing our view of what it means to be intelligent. Consider, as Ackerman does, the Clark's nutcracker, a bird that can hide as many as 30,000 seeds over dozens of square miles and remember where it put them several months later; the mockingbirds and thrashers, species that can store 200 to 2,000 different songs in a brain a thousand times smaller than ours; the well-known pigeon, which knows where it's going, even thousands of miles from familiar territory; and the New Caledonian crow, an impressive bird that makes its own tools. But beyond highlighting how birds use their unique genius in technical ways, Ackerman points out the impressive social smarts of birds. They deceive and manipulate. They eavesdrop. They display a strong sense of fairness. They give gifts. They play keep-away and tug-of-war. They tease. They share. They cultivate social networks. They vie for status. They kiss to console one another. They teach their young. They blackmail their parents. They alert one another to danger. They summon witnesses to the death of a peer. They may even grieve. This elegant scientific investigation and travelogue weaves personal anecdotes with fascinating science. Ackerman delivers an extraordinary story that will both give readers a new appreciation for the exceptional talents of birds, and let them discover what birds can reveal about our changing world.
  • AZPFD
    Jennifer Ackerman
    • £7.99
    • RRP £8.99
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    Birds are astonishingly intelligent creatures. In fact, according to revolutionary new research, some birds rival primates and even humans in their remarkable forms of intelligence. Like humans, many birds have enormous brains relative to their size. Although small, bird brains are packed with neurons that allow them to punch well above their weight. In The Genius of Birds, acclaimed author Jennifer Ackerman explores the newly discovered brilliance of birds and how it came about. As she travels around the world to the most cutting-edge frontiers of research - the distant laboratories of Barbados and New Caledonia, the great tit communities of the United Kingdom and the bowerbird habitats of Australia, the ravaged mid-Atlantic coast after Hurricane Sandy and the warming mountains of central Virginia and the western states - Ackerman not only tells the story of the recently uncovered genius of birds but also delves deeply into the latest findings about the bird brain itself that are revolutionizing our view of what it means to be intelligent. Consider, as Ackerman does, the Clark's nutcracker, a bird that can hide as many as 30,000 seeds over dozens of square miles and remember where it put them several months later; the mockingbirds and thrashers, species that can store 200 to 2,000 different songs in a brain a thousand times smaller than ours; the well-known pigeon, which knows where it's going, even thousands of miles from familiar territory; and the New Caledonian crow, an impressive bird that makes its own tools. But beyond highlighting how birds use their unique genius in technical ways, Ackerman points out the impressive social smarts of birds. They deceive and manipulate. They eavesdrop. They display a strong sense of fairness. They give gifts. They play keep-away and tug-of-war. They tease. They share. They cultivate social networks. They vie for status. They kiss to console one another. They teach their young. They blackmail their parents. They alert one another to danger. They summon witnesses to the death of a peer. They may even grieve. This elegant scientific investigation and travelogue weaves personal anecdotes with fascinating science. Ackerman delivers an extraordinary story that will both give readers a new appreciation for the exceptional talents of birds and let them discover what birds can reveal about our changing world.
  • AIXQZ
    Jennifer Ackerman Kettell
    • £9.89
    • RRP £11.99
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    Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Kindle Fire HDX photos that show you exactly what to do Help when you run into Kindle Fire HDX problems or limitations Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your Kindle Fire HDX Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Kindle Fire HDX working just the way you want. Learn how to: * Quickly set up your Kindle Fire HDX or HD * Connect to practically any network, including unlisted WiFi networks * Smoothly transfer content between cloud, computer, and tablet * Find your favorite books, audiobooks, newspapers, or magazines * Read and write reviews at Amazon's global Goodreads community * Move your Amazon printed book purchases online with MatchBook * Play your music and video, wherever it comes from (even iTunes) * Display movies on your TV and use Kindle Fire as a remote * Control subscriptions so you pay for only the content you want * Do more than ever with the newest Kindle Fire apps * Connect via Facebook, Twitter, Skype, and email * Edit personal documents and photos on your Kindle Fire HDX * Manage your life, contacts, and calendar on your Kindle Fire HDX * Make the most of Kindle Fire's built-in cameras * Browse the Web with Kindle Fire's newly-upgraded Silk browser * Find great apps for kids and control how they use Kindle Fire * Get free Amazon personal support whenever you need it
  • BCNBV
    Jennifer Ackerman Kettell
    • £12.79
    • RRP £15.99
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    Far more than a word processor, Scrivener helps you organize and brainstorm even the most complex writing project, bring together your research, and write more efficiently and successfully than ever before. Long available for Mac, there's now a Windows version, too. Thousands of writers and aspiring writers are discovering this powerful, low-cost tool. Now, there's an up-to-the-minute, easy guide to the latest versions of Scrivener for both Mac and Windows: Scrivener Absolute Beginner's Guide. Written by working novelist and experienced computer book author Jennifer Kettell, this guide doesn't just present features and menus: it presents Scrivener in the context of your creative workflow, so you can make the most of this amazing software. Kettell draws on years of Scrivener experience and private tutoring to help you use Scrivener in both fiction and non-fiction projects, including screenwriting and academic writing. This book is as authoritative as it gets. Kettell not only wrote it in Scrivener: screen captures show her work in progress, and identify powerful ways to use Scrivener to improve productivity. Her book has been tech edited by the Literature & Latte software team member who serves as main liaison for the Scrivener Windows product to ensure that the Windows version is covered as thoroughly as the Mac version. You'll learn how to: * Integrate Scrivener into your own personal workflow * Get to know Scrivener's interface and customize it to your workstyle * Write, organize, storyboard, plot, and edit your document * Create custom templates to manage manuscripts, brainstorming, and research * Use keywords and metadata to keep track of complex projects * Track your progress and backing up your work * Generate a completed manuscript * Create an e-book from your manuscript * Discover new uses for Scrivener Throughout, Kettell clearly identifies differences between the Mac and Windows versions of Scrivener, so you're never frustrated by searching for a feature that isn't there. Scrivener Absolute Beginner's Guide is simple, clear, non-technical, and written from the viewpoint of a professional writer for other writers. It's the Scrivener guide thousands of writers have been waiting for.
  • BIIUV
    Jennifer Ackerman
    • £12.99
    Acclaimed science writer Jennifer Ackerman lends her keen eye and lively voice to this marvellous exploration of the human body. Taking us through a typical day, from the arousal of the senses in the morning to the reverie of sleep and dreams, Ackerman reveals the human form as we've never seen it: busy, cunning, and miraculous. Advances in genetics and medical imaging have allowed us to peer more deeply inside ourselves than ever before, revealing that we are intensely rhythmic creatures. The human body is like a clock - an entire shop of clocks, actually - measuring out the seconds, minutes, days, and seasons of life. Ackerman shows the importance of synchronising our actions with our biological rhythms - and how defying them can cause us real harm. We learn the best time of day to drink a cocktail, take a nap, run a race, give a presentation, and take medication, along with a host of other curious facts, such as why you succumb to a cold and your spouse doesn't, even though you've both been exposed to the same sick child. Did you know that you can tell time in your sleep? Or that up to half of the calories you consume can be burned off by fidgeting? That women have more nightmares than men? That tuna, sardines, and walnuts may ease depression? At once entertaining and deeply practical, this fascinating book will make you think of your body in an entirely new way.