Turner, Pamela S. Crow Smarts: Inside the Brain of the World’s Brightest Bird (Scientists in the Field), 69 pages. Houghton Mifflin, 2016. $19.
It was long thought that chimpanzees were the only non-humans to make tools to ehlp them hunt for food. Gavin Hunt has been studying the tool-using crows of New Caledonia for years. Turner again shows the scientific method in action as she lays out Hunt’s efforts to show the history of crow tool use and their capacity to create and adapt tools to solve complicated problems. As always, the Scientists in the Field series brings the scientific method to life, showing the complex problems and interesting research that are still available to new scientists.
EL, MS – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library Teacher