The Genius of Birds (2016) is a book about the extraordinary intelligence of birds. These slates describe how birds display intelligence in a variety of ways, including tool making, navigation, memory and songs.
For over 20 years, Jennifer Ackerman has been writing about science. Sex Sleep Eat Drink: A Day in the Life of Your Body and Ah-Choo: The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold are two of her previous novels. She has earned several awards and fellowships, including the National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Non-fiction.