Alex the Parrot: No Ordinary Bird: A True Story MOBI

Alex the Parrot: No Ordinary Bird: A True Story MOBI

Alex the Parrot: No Ordinary Bird: A True Story [PDF / Epub] ☉ Alex the Parrot: No Ordinary Bird: A True Story By Stephanie Spinner – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk In , graduate student Irene Pepperberg walked into a pet store and bought a year old African grey parrot Because she was going to study him, she decided to call him Alex short for Avian Learning EXper In , Parrot: No MOBI í graduate student Irene Pepperberg walked into a pet store and bought a Alex the PDF or year old African grey parrot Because she was going to study him, she decided to the Parrot: No eBook ´ call him Alex short for Avian Learning EXperiment At that time, most scientists thought that the bigger the brain, the smarter the creature they studied great apes and dolphins African greys, with their walnut sized birdbrains, were pretty much ignored until Alex His intelligence surprised everyone, including Irene He learned to count, add, and subtract to recognize shapes, sizes, and colors and to speak, and understand, hundreds of words These were things no other animal could do Alex wasn t supposed to have the brainpower to do them, either But he did them anywayAccompanied by Meilo So s stunning illustrations, Alex and Irene s story is one of groundbreaking discoveries about animal intelligence, hard work, and the loving bonds of a unique friendship.


10 thoughts on “Alex the Parrot: No Ordinary Bird: A True Story

  1. Petra-X Petra-X says:

    This is a children s book about Dr Pepperberg s very famous talking parrot, Alex wbose last words were, Be good I love you It made a point that made me think that how we learn is definitely down to evolutionary psychology The book itself is beautifully illustrated and covers the main points about the difference between all other animal speech and Alex s in a simplified, but scientific way Alex apparently needed a great deal of repetitive training in order to be able to say that an item w This is a children s book about Dr Pepperberg s very famous talking parrot, Alex wbose last words were, Be good I love you It made a point that made me think that how we learn is definitely down to evolutionary psychology The book itself is beautifully illustrated and covers the main points about the difference between all other animal speech and Alex s in a simplified, but scientific way Alex apparently needed a great deal of repetitive training in order to be able to say that an item was four cornered and green He needed no training whatsoever to learn words that he wanted to use, for example food words Not only did he need no training, he would make them up, as in banary for an apple banana and cherry Four cornered green objects are only relatively important because they a get a reward Knowing how to ask for something got Alex what he wanted without having to perform any tasks at all This made me think of my cat, Lily She needed only showing where the cat door was and pushing through once in order to use it She taught herself to open doors by pushing them or hooking them with her claws but I have had no success trying to get her to close doors behind herself I only discovered last week that she can do it but only does it when it s to her benefit She s been hiding in a kitchen cupboard that has the hot water tank in it I don t like her there because there is also food cans, boxes etc so I pull her out The other day I went to find something in it, the door was closed and I see bright eyes reflected at me Hmmm So she can close doors when she wants to view spoiler She also opens and slams shut repeatedly the cat food cupboard door if I don t give her food when she wants it Problem solved by getting a feeder that only needs filling every three or four days hide spoiler Alex also taught himself sentences that established him as the boss and to bully another parrot he didn t like He obviously had a sense of humour another evolutionary trait, and it was quite a malicious one at that Having a sense of humour implies a knowledge of theory of mind He wanted to upset the other bird and knew that he could confuse him so that he would give a wrong answer and that Alex could then crow over him that he was wrong.Small children learn like Alex too It takes them a long time to teach them what adults consider necessary knowledge but no time at all to pick up the bad habits other children have that are thoroughly enjoyable


  2. Hannah Jefferson Hannah Jefferson says:

    I can t say enough how much I enjoyed this book or how much I recommend it for kids of any age, whether read aloud to a younger child or independently by an older one It tells a story of something all kids love talking animals and the best part is that it all REALLY happened Kids will laugh at Alex s silly antics, marvel at his intelligence and maybe even shed a tear or two at his untimely passing I know I did The illustrations are watercolor and colored pencil, simple but very vivid and I can t say enough how much I enjoyed this book or how much I recommend it for kids of any age, whether read aloud to a younger child or independently by an older one It tells a story of something all kids love talking animals and the best part is that it all REALLY happened Kids will laugh at Alex s silly antics, marvel at his intelligence and maybe even shed a tear or two at his untimely passing I know I did The illustrations are watercolor and colored pencil, simple but very vivid and engaging.There are lessons in this story about many things knowledge being found in unexpected places, sibling rivalry, the proper care of parrots, and even dealing with the death of a friend Alex may be slightly cocky and ornery, but both these things make himendearing as a protagonist in this true story When it comes time for me to be a parent, this book will be read to my child the day they can understand it


  3. Kayce Kayce says:

    Cried as I read this one At work This is a great description of the scientific process, as well as the story of an amazing animal, and a special friendship Alex wasthan just his name Avian Learning EXperiment He was a friend an intelligent being My personal experience with pets and animals in general places me in the school of thought shared by the scientists mentioned in this book I loved it Love the message


  4. Memory Toast Memory Toast says:

    3.5 stars, not because the writing wasn t good, or the illustrations were lacking, but rather because I m confused about the audience I actually had trouble finding it when I went to pick it up because I was expecting a chapter book and, well, it does have chapters, but it s reallyof a picture book The text sounds like it is aimed at a younger audience, but there s too much of it for a little person to get through by themselves I guess maybe it could be a good read aloud for an adult 3.5 stars, not because the writing wasn t good, or the illustrations were lacking, but rather because I m confused about the audience I actually had trouble finding it when I went to pick it up because I was expecting a chapter book and, well, it does have chapters, but it s reallyof a picture book The text sounds like it is aimed at a younger audience, but there s too much of it for a little person to get through by themselves I guess maybe it could be a good read aloud for an adult child pair that shares an interest in animals, specifically birds, and scientific research Also, having read the adult version of the story when I was a teen, I think I was expectingdetail, so take my opinion with that in mind


  5. Alexandria Stephens Alexandria Stephens says:

    Alex the Parrot is the story of a bird who revolutionized the way scientists think about brain size The Avian Learning Experiment was based on the fact that scientist believed the bigger the brain, the smarter the creature Alex was an African parrot and had the brain size comparable to a walnut Although his brain was small, the bird was extraordinarily intelligent This book can be used in literacy to teach recounting a story Students can read this book either independently or aloud and eith Alex the Parrot is the story of a bird who revolutionized the way scientists think about brain size The Avian Learning Experiment was based on the fact that scientist believed the bigger the brain, the smarter the creature Alex was an African parrot and had the brain size comparable to a walnut Although his brain was small, the bird was extraordinarily intelligent This book can be used in literacy to teach recounting a story Students can read this book either independently or aloud and either make a visual or write about the story they have read


  6. Brienz Wilkening Brienz Wilkening says:

    This was a very informative book about a woman named Irene and her parrot ALEX Avian Learning EXperiment The story takes you through there growth together and Alex s learning abilities as a parrot I knew before reading this book that parrots could learn many words but this parrot far outweighed anything that I thought was possible for a parrot to do The illustrations are very simple and there are quite a few words on each page but in about 40 pages you learn the entire story of Alex and Ire This was a very informative book about a woman named Irene and her parrot ALEX Avian Learning EXperiment The story takes you through there growth together and Alex s learning abilities as a parrot I knew before reading this book that parrots could learn many words but this parrot far outweighed anything that I thought was possible for a parrot to do The illustrations are very simple and there are quite a few words on each page but in about 40 pages you learn the entire story of Alex and Irene s journey


  7. Peacegal Peacegal says:

    This is a wonderful, colorful book that will introduce youngsters to Alex, an African gray parrot who helped change everything we know about bird intelligence and animal cognition Thanks to Alex, we no longer are unaware that feathered friends aren t bird brains His relationship to the people around him is also touching and a fine example of interspecies friendship.


  8. Rena Rena says:

    I had many parakeets when I grew up and Alex makes me want one again Birds are amazing creatures with as much attitude as cats Geez, I m going to have to go to the pet store


  9. Megan Megan says:

    Very readable nonfiction.


  10. Shahd Rdawi Shahd Rdawi says:

    Overwhelming night to read that book


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10 thoughts on “Alex the Parrot: No Ordinary Bird: A True Story

  1. Petra-X Petra-X says:

    This is a children s book about Dr Pepperberg s very famous talking parrot, Alex wbose last words were, Be good I love you It made a point that made me think that how we learn is definitely down to evolutionary psychology The book itself is beautifully illustrated and covers the main points about the difference between all other animal speech and Alex s in a simplified, but scientific way Alex apparently needed a great deal of repetitive training in order to be able to say that an item w This is a children s book about Dr Pepperberg s very famous talking parrot, Alex wbose last words were, Be good I love you It made a point that made me think that how we learn is definitely down to evolutionary psychology The book itself is beautifully illustrated and covers the main points about the difference between all other animal speech and Alex s in a simplified, but scientific way Alex apparently needed a great deal of repetitive training in order to be able to say that an item was four cornered and green He needed no training whatsoever to learn words that he wanted to use, for example food words Not only did he need no training, he would make them up, as in banary for an apple banana and cherry Four cornered green objects are only relatively important because they a get a reward Knowing how to ask for something got Alex what he wanted without having to perform any tasks at all This made me think of my cat, Lily She needed only showing where the cat door was and pushing through once in order to use it She taught herself to open doors by pushing them or hooking them with her claws but I have had no success trying to get her to close doors behind herself I only discovered last week that she can do it but only does it when it s to her benefit She s been hiding in a kitchen cupboard that has the hot water tank in it I don t like her there because there is also food cans, boxes etc so I pull her out The other day I went to find something in it, the door was closed and I see bright eyes reflected at me Hmmm So she can close doors when she wants to view spoiler She also opens and slams shut repeatedly the cat food cupboard door if I don t give her food when she wants it Problem solved by getting a feeder that only needs filling every three or four days hide spoiler Alex also taught himself sentences that established him as the boss and to bully another parrot he didn t like He obviously had a sense of humour another evolutionary trait, and it was quite a malicious one at that Having a sense of humour implies a knowledge of theory of mind He wanted to upset the other bird and knew that he could confuse him so that he would give a wrong answer and that Alex could then crow over him that he was wrong.Small children learn like Alex too It takes them a long time to teach them what adults consider necessary knowledge but no time at all to pick up the bad habits other children have that are thoroughly enjoyable

  2. Hannah Jefferson Hannah Jefferson says:

    I can t say enough how much I enjoyed this book or how much I recommend it for kids of any age, whether read aloud to a younger child or independently by an older one It tells a story of something all kids love talking animals and the best part is that it all REALLY happened Kids will laugh at Alex s silly antics, marvel at his intelligence and maybe even shed a tear or two at his untimely passing I know I did The illustrations are watercolor and colored pencil, simple but very vivid and I can t say enough how much I enjoyed this book or how much I recommend it for kids of any age, whether read aloud to a younger child or independently by an older one It tells a story of something all kids love talking animals and the best part is that it all REALLY happened Kids will laugh at Alex s silly antics, marvel at his intelligence and maybe even shed a tear or two at his untimely passing I know I did The illustrations are watercolor and colored pencil, simple but very vivid and engaging.There are lessons in this story about many things knowledge being found in unexpected places, sibling rivalry, the proper care of parrots, and even dealing with the death of a friend Alex may be slightly cocky and ornery, but both these things make himendearing as a protagonist in this true story When it comes time for me to be a parent, this book will be read to my child the day they can understand it

  3. Kayce Kayce says:

    Cried as I read this one At work This is a great description of the scientific process, as well as the story of an amazing animal, and a special friendship Alex wasthan just his name Avian Learning EXperiment He was a friend an intelligent being My personal experience with pets and animals in general places me in the school of thought shared by the scientists mentioned in this book I loved it Love the message

  4. Memory Toast Memory Toast says:

    3.5 stars, not because the writing wasn t good, or the illustrations were lacking, but rather because I m confused about the audience I actually had trouble finding it when I went to pick it up because I was expecting a chapter book and, well, it does have chapters, but it s reallyof a picture book The text sounds like it is aimed at a younger audience, but there s too much of it for a little person to get through by themselves I guess maybe it could be a good read aloud for an adult 3.5 stars, not because the writing wasn t good, or the illustrations were lacking, but rather because I m confused about the audience I actually had trouble finding it when I went to pick it up because I was expecting a chapter book and, well, it does have chapters, but it s reallyof a picture book The text sounds like it is aimed at a younger audience, but there s too much of it for a little person to get through by themselves I guess maybe it could be a good read aloud for an adult child pair that shares an interest in animals, specifically birds, and scientific research Also, having read the adult version of the story when I was a teen, I think I was expectingdetail, so take my opinion with that in mind

  5. Alexandria Stephens Alexandria Stephens says:

    Alex the Parrot is the story of a bird who revolutionized the way scientists think about brain size The Avian Learning Experiment was based on the fact that scientist believed the bigger the brain, the smarter the creature Alex was an African parrot and had the brain size comparable to a walnut Although his brain was small, the bird was extraordinarily intelligent This book can be used in literacy to teach recounting a story Students can read this book either independently or aloud and eith Alex the Parrot is the story of a bird who revolutionized the way scientists think about brain size The Avian Learning Experiment was based on the fact that scientist believed the bigger the brain, the smarter the creature Alex was an African parrot and had the brain size comparable to a walnut Although his brain was small, the bird was extraordinarily intelligent This book can be used in literacy to teach recounting a story Students can read this book either independently or aloud and either make a visual or write about the story they have read

  6. Brienz Wilkening Brienz Wilkening says:

    This was a very informative book about a woman named Irene and her parrot ALEX Avian Learning EXperiment The story takes you through there growth together and Alex s learning abilities as a parrot I knew before reading this book that parrots could learn many words but this parrot far outweighed anything that I thought was possible for a parrot to do The illustrations are very simple and there are quite a few words on each page but in about 40 pages you learn the entire story of Alex and Ire This was a very informative book about a woman named Irene and her parrot ALEX Avian Learning EXperiment The story takes you through there growth together and Alex s learning abilities as a parrot I knew before reading this book that parrots could learn many words but this parrot far outweighed anything that I thought was possible for a parrot to do The illustrations are very simple and there are quite a few words on each page but in about 40 pages you learn the entire story of Alex and Irene s journey

  7. Peacegal Peacegal says:

    This is a wonderful, colorful book that will introduce youngsters to Alex, an African gray parrot who helped change everything we know about bird intelligence and animal cognition Thanks to Alex, we no longer are unaware that feathered friends aren t bird brains His relationship to the people around him is also touching and a fine example of interspecies friendship.

  8. Rena Rena says:

    I had many parakeets when I grew up and Alex makes me want one again Birds are amazing creatures with as much attitude as cats Geez, I m going to have to go to the pet store

  9. Megan Megan says:

    Very readable nonfiction.

  10. Shahd Rdawi Shahd Rdawi says:

    Overwhelming night to read that book

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