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Alex & me : how a scientist and a parrot discovered a hidden world of animal intelligence--and formed a deep bond in the process / Irene M. Pepperberg.

Author Pepperberg, Irene M. (Irene Maxine)

ImprintNew York, NY : Collins, c2008.

Physical Description:vii, 232 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm.

Note: GeneralIncludes index.

Note: ContentMy wonderful life moment -- Beginnings -- Alex's first labels -- Alex and me, the vagabonds -- What's a banerry? -- Alex and friends -- Alex goes hi-tech -- The next horizon -- What Alex taught me.

Abstract:This story of Alex, a famous African Grey parrot, documents his thirty-year relationship with his trainer and the ways in which his life has changed scientific understanding about language and thought.

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Pepperberg, Irene M. (Irene Maxine)
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African gray parrot -- Behavior.
Cognition in animals.
Animal communication.
Human-animal relationships.