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In the Company of Crows and Ravens

In the Company of Crows and Ravens Author John M. Marzluff
ISBN-10 0300135262
Release 2008-10-01
Pages 408
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“Crows and people share similar traits and social strategies. To a surprising extent, to know the crow is to know ourselves.”—from the Preface From the cave walls at Lascaux to the last painting by Van Gogh, from the works of Shakespeare to those of Mark Twain, there is clear evidence that crows and ravens influence human culture. Yet this influence is not unidirectional, say the authors of this fascinating book: people profoundly influence crow culture, ecology, and evolution as well. John Marzluff and Tony Angell examine the often surprising ways that crows and humans interact. The authors contend that those interactions reflect a process of “cultural coevolution.” They offer a challenging new view of the human-crow dynamic—a view that may change our thinking not only about crows but also about ourselves. Featuring more than 100 original drawings, the book takes a close look at the influences people have had on the lives of crows throughout history and at the significant ways crows have altered human lives. In the Company of Crows and Ravens illuminates the entwined histories of crows and people and concludes with an intriguing discussion of the crow-human relationship and how our attitudes toward crows may affect our cultural trajectory.



In the Company of Crows and Ravens

In the Company of Crows and Ravens Author John M. Marzluff
ISBN-10 0300122551
Release 2007
Pages 384
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Explores the interactions between crows, ravens, and humans, focusing on the influence humans have had on the birds and the way crows have altered human lives.



In the Company of Crows and Ravens

In the Company of Crows and Ravens Author John M. Marzluff
ISBN-10 0300100760
Release 2005
Pages 384
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“Crows and people share similar traits and social strategies. To a surprising extent, to know the crow is to know ourselves.”—from the Preface From the cave walls at Lascaux to the last painting by Van Gogh, from the works of Shakespeare to those of Mark Twain, there is clear evidence that crows and ravens influence human culture. Yet this influence is not unidirectional, say the authors of this fascinating book: people profoundly influence crow culture, ecology, and evolution as well. John Marzluff and Tony Angell examine the often surprising ways that crows and humans interact. The authors contend that those interactions reflect a process of “cultural coevolution.” They offer a challenging new view of the human-crow dynamic—a view that may change our thinking not only about crows but also about ourselves. Featuring more than 100 original drawings, the book takes a close look at the influences people have had on the lives of crows throughout history and at the significant ways crows have altered human lives. In the Company of Crows and Ravens illuminates the entwined histories of crows and people and concludes with an intriguing discussion of the crow-human relationship and how our attitudes toward crows may affect our cultural trajectory.



Gifts of the Crow

Gifts of the Crow Author John Marzluff
ISBN-10 9781439198742
Release 2013-02-05
Pages 320
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A University of Washington professor of wildlife science taps the findings of his extraordinary research into crow intelligence to offer insight into their ability to make tools and respond to environmental challenges, explaining how they engage in human-like behaviors from giving gifts and seeking revenge to playing and experiencing dreams.



Mind of the Raven

Mind of the Raven Author Bernd Heinrich
ISBN-10 9780061863936
Release 2009-10-13
Pages 432
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Heinrich involves us in his quest to get inside the mind of the raven. But as animals can only be spied on by getting quite close, Heinrich adopts ravens, thereby becoming a "raven father," as well as observing them in their natural habitat. He studies their daily routines, and in the process, paints a vivid picture of the ravens' world. At the heart of this book are Heinrich's love and respect for these complex and engaging creatures, and through his keen observation and analysis, we become their intimates too. Heinrich's passion for ravens has led him around the world in his research. Mind of the Raven follows an exotic journey—from New England to Germany, and from Montana to Baffin Island in the high Arctic—offering dazzling accounts of how science works in the field, filtered through the eyes of a passionate observer of nature. Each new discovery and insight into raven behavior is thrilling to read, at once lyrical and scientific.



Dog Days Raven Nights

Dog Days  Raven Nights Author John M. Marzluff
ISBN-10 9780300167115
Release 2011
Pages 323
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Describes a 1988 three-year scientific project which studied the behavior of the common raven in western Maine, discussing the discoveries about ravens that resulted from the research as well as the personal experiences of the scientists involved.



Ravensong

Ravensong Author Catherine Feher-Elston
ISBN-10 9781101153451
Release 2005-01-13
Pages 224
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Birds of mystery, intelligence, and curiosity, ravens and crows have fascinated humans for untold centuries. In this first in a series of beautifully illustrated books that celebrate the power and beauty of the animal kingdom, Catherine Feher-Elston considers the raven in the contexts of mythology, folklore, history, and science. From the raven's role as trickster in Native American religion to his ability to captivate ornithologists and biologists with his intriguing behaviors, Ravensong pays tribute to the elegance and grandeur of two of America's most ubiquitous avian species.



Bird Brains

Bird Brains Author Candace Savage
ISBN-10 0871569566
Release 1997
Pages 134
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Argues that the birds' powers of abstraction, memory, and creativity are equal to many mammals



Ravens in Winter

Ravens in Winter Author Bernd Heinrich
ISBN-10 9781476794563
Release 2014-10-07
Pages 400
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Presents a detailed investigation into the feeding behavior of ravens during four winters in Maine and comes up with several unexpected conclusions.



Crows and Jays

Crows and Jays Author Steve Madge
ISBN-10 9781408131695
Release 2010-06-30
Pages 192
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120 species of crows, jays and their allies exist in the world today. Many are exceedingly beautiful in colour, grace and form, whereas others are black and somewhat sinister in appearance. In no other group of perching birds has evolution produced such a degree of variation, from the tiny Hume's Ground-Jay of the steppe-highlands of Tibet to the huge Thick-billed Raven of the mountains of Ethiopia. Some have had a long association with people and appear in tales of mythology and superstition, while others have been regarded as agricultural pests. The great majority, however, remain largely unknown, their only contact with humanity being the destruction of their specialised habitats. As a consequence, more than 20 species are now regarded as internationally endangered, some of which are very poorly known. The 30 superb colour plates by Hilary Burn in this book depict them all; each plate is accompanied by an informative caption page summarising the criteria required to identify the species, alongside colour world distribution maps. Some of these birds, bearing such evocative names as the Banggai Crow, Mesopotamian Crow and Flores Crow, have never been illustrated before. The authoritative text by Steve Madge treats each species in depth, summarising identification techniques and concisely reviewing all aspects of corvid behaviour, distribution, population and taxonomy. The author has had first-hand experience of most of the species during his travels throughout the world, travels in which he gradually became fascinated by this very special, but somewhat ignored, group of birds. Crows and Jays is a combination of scientifically accurate information and an identification guide, planned to give anyone, whether a birdwatcher or biologist, a greater understanding of the lives of these beautiful, yet very complex, group of birds. It will surely be a standard work of reference for many years to come.



Crows

Crows Author Candace Savage
ISBN-10 9781771640862
Release 2015-04-20
Pages 136
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This revised and expanded edition of Candace Savage’s best-selling book about ravens and crows is enhanced by additional paintings, drawings, and photos, as well as a fascinating selection of first-person stories and poems about remarkable encounters with crows. In one story, a pack of crows brilliantly thwarts an attack by a Golden Eagle; in another, a mischievous crow rescues the author from grief. And in a third piece, after nursing a battered baby crow back to health until it flies off with other crows, Louise Erdrich hauntingly describes her altered awareness as she listens for the “dark laugh” of crows while she works. Based on two decades of audacious research by scientists around the world, the book also provides an unprecedented, evidence-based glimpse into corvids’ intellectual, social, and emotional lives. But whether viewed through the lens of science, myth, or everyday experience, the result is always the same. These birds are so smart—and so mysterious—they take your breath away.



Welcome to Subirdia

Welcome to Subirdia Author John M. Marzluff
ISBN-10 9780300210309
Release 2014-09-30
Pages 320
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Welcome to Subirdia presents a surprising discovery: the suburbs of many large cities support incredible biological diversity. Populations and communities of a great variety of birds, as well as other creatures, are adapting to the conditions of our increasingly developed world. In this fascinating and optimistic book, John Marzluff reveals how our own actions affect the birds and animals that live in our cities and towns, and he provides ten specific strategies everyone can use to make human environments friendlier for our natural neighbors. Over many years of research and fieldwork, Marzluff and student assistants have closely followed the lives of thousands of tagged birds seeking food, mates, and shelter in cities and surrounding areas. From tiny Pacific wrens to grand pileated woodpeckers, diverse species now compatibly share human surroundings. By practicing careful stewardship with the biological riches in our cities and towns, Marzluff explains, we can foster a new relationship between humans and other living creatures—one that honors and enhances our mutual destiny.



The Language of Crows

The Language of Crows Author Michael Westerfield
ISBN-10 0937992003
Release 2011-11-15
Pages 208
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The life history, language and culture of the American crow.



Crow Planet

Crow Planet Author Lyanda Lynn Haupt
ISBN-10 0316053392
Release 2009-07-27
Pages 256
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There are more crows now than ever. Their abundance is both an indicator of ecological imbalance and a generous opportunity to connect with the animal world. CROW PLANET reminds us that we do not need to head to faraway places to encounter "nature." Rather, even in the suburbs and cities where we live we are surrounded by wild life such as crows, and through observing them we can enhance our appreciation of the world's natural order. CROW PLANET richly weaves Haupt's own "crow stories" as well as scientific and scholarly research and the history and mythology of crows, culminating in a book that is sure to make readers see the world around them in a very different way.



Crow

Crow Author Boria Sax
ISBN-10 9781861894878
Release 2004-04-04
Pages 184
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Though not generally perceived as graceful, crows are remarkably so—a single curve undulates from the tip of the bird’s beak to the end of its tail. They take flight almost without effort, flapping their wings easily and ascending into the air like spirits. Crow by Boria Sax is a celebration of the crow and its relatives in myth, literature, and life. Sax takes readers into the history of crows, detailing how in a range of cultures, from the Chinese to the Hopi Indians, crows are bearers of prophecy. For example, thanks in part to the birds’ courtship rituals, Greeks invoked crows as symbols of conjugal love. From the raven sent out by Noah to the corvid deities of the Eskimo, from Taoist legends to Victorian novels and contemporary films, Sax’s book ranges across history and culture and will interest anyone who has ever been intrigued, puzzled, annoyed, or charmed by these wonderfully intelligent birds.



The Raven

The Raven Author Edgar Allan Poe
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044019876564
Release 1898
Pages 36
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The Raven has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Raven also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Raven book for free.



Ravens Crows Magpies and Jays

Ravens  Crows  Magpies  and Jays Author Tony Angell
ISBN-10 0295705485
Release 1978
Pages 112
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Ravens Crows Magpies and Jays has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Ravens Crows Magpies and Jays also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Ravens Crows Magpies and Jays book for free.