The Resource Alex & Me, Pepperberg, Irene, (electronic resource)

Alex & Me, Pepperberg, Irene, (electronic resource)

Label
Alex & Me
Title
Alex & Me
Statement of responsibility
Pepperberg, Irene
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. Alex's brain was the size of a shelled walnut, and when Irene and Alex first met, birds were not believed to possess any potential for language, consciousness, or anything remotely comparable to human intelligence. Yet, over the years, Alex proved many things. He could add. He could sound out words. He understood concepts like bigger, smaller, more, fewer, and none. He was capable of thought and intention. Together, Alex and Irene uncovered a startling reality: We live in a world populated by thinking, conscious creatures. The fame that resulted was extraordinary. Yet there was a side to their relationship that never made the papers. They were emotionally connected to one another. They shared a deep bond far beyond science. Alex missed Irene when she was away. He was jealous when she paid attention to other parrots, or even people. He liked to show her who was boss. He loved to dance. He sometimes became bored by the repetition of his tests, and played jokes on her. Sometimes they sniped at each other. Yet nearly every day, they each said, "I love you." Alex and Irene stayed together through thick and thin-despite sneers from experts, extraordinary financial sacrifices, and a nomadic existence from one univerƠsity to another. The story of their thirty-year adventure is equally a landmark of scientific achievement and of an unforgettable human-animal bond
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Pepperberg, Irene
Dewey number
636.68650929
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
Alex & Me, Pepperberg, Irene, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11918103
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11918103
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11918103
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11918103
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Alex & Me, Pepperberg, Irene, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11918103
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11918103
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11918103
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11918103
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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