The title says it all – the book is the story of how Dr. Pepperberg and Alex accomplished the unimaginable in the field of animal-human communication. Chronicling the history of prior research in psittacine intelligence, this book makes us realize just how remarkable Alex’s achievements truly are. Relating anecdotes and analysis, studies and personal observations, The Alex Studies is THE definitive work on how Alex reached his current level of brilliance. Enthusiasts of animal communication view this account of Dr. Pepperberg’s breakthrough research as awe-inspiring, and it is a must read for every admirer of Alex.
Whether you purchase a paperback or hardcover version, each copy is autographed by Dr. Pepperberg. When paying by Paypal or check, please state how you would like your book signed or who Dr. Pepperberg should make your book out to. Thanks!
Please note this NOT The new Alex & Me Book by Dr. Pepperberg
Dr. Pepperberg will personalize your bookplate for only $5 (free shipping)
You can affix your bookplate to a copy of “Alex & Me” (or other books Dr. Pepperberg has authored)
All proceeds to go to The Alex Foundation. (Books are purchased separately)
The Alex Foundation 2013 calendar containing photos of Alex, Griffin and Arthur. The price of this $18.00 and is available to order at lulu.com
“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.
Read to your parrot? Of course!
Polly Wants a Poem is a picture book for parrot lovers to read to their feathered kids.
* Full color photos of real parrots on every page.
* Short, snappy poems a parrot can learn. Hardcover binding to resist eager beaks.
There are many books ABOUT parrots, but this is the first book written especially FOR parrots.
What better way to spend time with a feathered family member than by reading together?
Author Bob Morrow has published hundreds of poems in children’s magazines from the U.S. to Australia, but this is his first book for birds.
Parrot owners from across the country and across the ocean have contributed full-color pictures of their pets to this unique collection.
The Alex Foundation receives a percentage of each book sold.
Hardback picture book, 32 full-color pages. Convenient 7″ x 8″ size for sharing
Co-edited by Dr. Pepperberg, Animal Cognition in Nature investigates the knowingness of animals and how they relate to the world around them. The smug human assumption–that animals in the wild possess only a robotic response to stimuli or animals in controlled studies learn only from a particular set of conditioning programs–is blown away by this collection of research articles. By gathering together scientists from different disciplines, this book creates a common arena–one that offers a greater understanding of complex animal behavior, unexpected ideas, and new realizations.Animal Cognitionin Nature is a pure joy for those interested in the serious study of the true reality of animals.