Dr. Irene M. Pepperberg, author of Alex & Me, on tour November 2009

Posted By on September 17, 2009

irene pepperbergAbout Dr. Irene Pepperberg

Irene M. Pepperberg is an associate research professor at Brandeis University in Massachusetts and teaches animal cognition at Harvard University. She is head of the Alex Foundation and author of The Alex Studies: Cognitive and Communicative Abilities of Grey Parrots.

Don’t miss the website for the Alex Foundation!

alex and meAbout Alex & Me

“You be good. I love you,” were Alex’s final words to his owner, research scientist Irene Pepperberg, before his premature death at age thirty-one on September 6, 2007. An African Grey parrot, Alex had a brain the size of a shelled walnut, yet he could add, sound out words, understand concepts like bigger, smaller, more, fewer, and none, and he disproved the widely accepted idea that birds possess no potential for language or anything remotely comparable to human intelligence. Alex & Me is the remarkable true account of an amazing, irascible parrot and his best friend who stayed together through thick and thin for thirty years—the astonishing, moving, and unforgettable story of a landmark scientific achievement and a beautiful relationship.

Dr. Irene Pepperberg’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS

Monday, November 2nd: BookNAround

Monday, November 9th: Bibliofreak

Tuesday, November 10th: Readaholic

Thursday, November 12th: Raging Bibliomania

Monday, November 16th: Find Your Next Book Here

Thursday, November 19th: Stuff As Dreams Are Made On

Monday, November 23rd: Book Club Classics!

Tuesday, November 24th: Age 30+…A Lifetime of Books

Monday, November 30th: Starting Fresh

Tuesday, December 2nd: A Bookworm’s World

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