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By Jennifer Ackerman

An award-winning technology author excursions the globe to bare what makes birds able to such remarkable feats of psychological prowess
Birds are astonishingly clever creatures. in response to progressive new learn, a few birds rival primates or even people of their outstanding kinds of intelligence. In The Genius of Birds, acclaimed writer Jennifer Ackerman explores their newly stumbled on brilliance and the way it happened.

As she travels world wide to the main state-of-the-art frontiers of analysis, Ackerman not just tells the tale of the lately exposed genius of birds but additionally delves deeply into the most recent findings in regards to the chook mind itself which are moving our view of what it capability to be clever. instantly own but clinical, richly informative and fantastically written, The Genius of Birds celebrates the triumphs of those awesome and fiercely clever creatures.

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74 of the Canadian National Wainright subdivision was already well-known to the local RCMP and to Transport Canada. 74 and concluded that a sharp curve and a hill just before the crossing meant nobody could ever see a train coming soon enough to avoid it. Twenty trains went through there every day and two hundred cars used the crossing every day. The group recommended that signals and a crossing barrier be installed at the crossing. The estimated cost was $136,700 — 80 percent of which would be picked up by Transport Canada, if Transport Canada decided to accept the recommendation.

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