The idea is to share, every Friday, a book or books you’ve recently discovered that sound really good!
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My Friday Find:
Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence--And Formed a Deep Bond in the Process by Irene Pepperberg
I first read about Alex, the amazingly intelligent gray parrot, in newspaper accounts after he died unexpectedly a year or so ago. The relationship between Alex and his researcher seemed intriguing and here's the book! I learned about the book from two sources: a NYT book review and at IndieBound listed as an indie bestseller.
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. (more)