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"Accessible and well-researched account" -- New Scientist
"A first-person blend of science and culture." -- USA Today
"A fascinating biography." -- SEED Magazine
"A first-person blend of science and culture."--USA Today
"Humphries makes us care about the lowly urban pigeon."--Booklist
"Accessible and well-researched account"--New Scientist
"A fascinating biography."--SEED Magazine
"Enteratining and thorough account of the bird's colorful history."--Audobon Magazine
"A cultural, historical, and biological study of the timeless human-pigeon relationship...giving meaning to a species you once saw as dirty and dull--if you saw them at all."--New York Observer
"In prose as clear as water [Courtney Humphries] writes a compelling story of how pigeons conquered the world, while threading in history, anecdotes, and even the way that the birds we now consider a nusance helped Darwin create the theory of evolution."--David Gessner, author of Return of the Osprey and Sick of Nature
"Smart and affectionate all at once, that sheds light on how one animal's "nature" can be another's Fifth Avenue. Reading it is simply a delight."--Robert Kanigel, Director, Graduate Program in Science Writing, MIT
"Superdove is one of the best natural history reads I've had in years."--Ted Kerasote, author of MERLE'S DOOR: LESSONS FROM A FREETHINKING DOG
Humphries follows the pigeon s development as a game bird, a cheap food source, a highlyprized messenger service, and ultimately, a modern-day pest...Humphries succeeds in examining something everyone takes for granted, and proving that it s worthy of a second look. --The Onion"
A fascinating biography. --SEED Magazine"
A first-person blend of science and culture. --USA Today"
Enteratining and thorough account of the bird s colorful history. --Audobon Magazine"
Accessible and well-researched account --New Scientist"
Humphries makes us care about the lowly urban pigeon. --Booklist"
A cultural, historical, and biological study of the timeless human-pigeon relationship...giving meaning to a species you once saw as dirty and dull--if you saw them at all. --New York Observer"
In prose as clear as water [Courtney Humphries] writes a compelling story of how pigeons conquered the world, while threading in history, anecdotes, and even the way that the birds we now consider a nusance helped Darwin create the theory of evolution. --David Gessner, author of Return of the Osprey and Sick of Nature"
Superdove is one of the best natural history reads I ve had in years. --Ted Kerasote, author of MERLE'S DOOR: LESSONS FROM A FREETHINKING DOG"
Smart and affectionate all at once, that sheds light on how one animal s nature can be another s Fifth Avenue. Reading it is simply a delight. --Robert Kanigel, Director, Graduate Program in Science Writing, MIT"
"Humphries follows the pigeon's development as a game bird, a cheap food source, a highly prized messenger service, and ultimately, a modern-day pest...Humphries succeeds in examining something everyone takes for granted, and proving that it's worthy of a second look."--The Onion

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