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Crows: Encounters with the Wise Guys

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Publisher Comments:

Based on more than a decade of research, Crows offers an accurate, humorous, and wide-ranging introduction to these fascinating birds. Who would have guessed that there are more than 40 species of ravens and crows, all variations on a theme, cawing and croaking their way through the woodlands of North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and various South Sea islands? (Of the temperate continents, only South America doesnt know the charms of these amusing, intelligent birds.) Topics explored include evolution, distribution, diet and food-getting practices (including their ingenious use of tools), social behavior (including the many crow “languages”), and impact on the human imagination, as reflected in mythology, literature, and popular aphorisms. Appealing to both the avid birder or the more casual nature lover, Crows is rich in insight, humor, and stories.

Book News Annotation:

When we pass by one, we are startled by how big they are, how adept and detecting our presence while cracking nuts in one long claw, how very sharp those eyes are, In fact, crows are more human than even most humans know. They make and use tools, create vocalizations close to language, and live in family groups much like those of humans. Enthusiast Savage recounts her stories of personal encounters with crows, along with the personal recollections of people from a range of times, cultures, and personal inclinations about crows. She includes a wealth of illustrations from the exceedingly odd to the exceedingly beautiful, and shows how crows have become major personalities in legends, tales, ritual, art, music and even the most urban of human lives.
Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

When we pass by one, we are startled by how big they are, how adept and detecting our presence while cracking nuts in one long claw, how very sharp those eyes are, In fact, crows are more human than even most humans know. They make and use tools, create vocalizations close to language, and live in family groups much like those of humans. Enthusiast Savage recounts her stories of personal encounters with crows, along with the personal recollections of people from a range of times, cultures, and personal inclinations about crows. She includes a wealth of illustrations from the exceedingly odd to the exceedingly beautiful, and shows how crows have become major personalities in legends, tales, ritual, art, music and even the most urban of human lives. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Based on more than a decade of research, this guide offers an accurate, humorous, and wide-ranging introduction to the more than 40 species of ravens and crows cawing and croaking their way through the woodlands of North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and various South Sea islands.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781553651062
Subtitle:
Encounters with the Wise Guys
Publisher:
Greystone Books
Author:
Savage, Candace Sherk
Author:
Savage, Candace
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching
Subject:
Ravens
Subject:
Crows
Subject:
NATURE / Birds & Birdwatching
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - General
Subject:
Birdwatching Guides
Subject:
Nature Studies-Birds
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20051006
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color and BandW photos and illustrations
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
8.5 x 6.5 in 17.5 oz

Related Subjects


Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Birds » Birdwatching
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Birds » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Birds » Ornithology
Science and Mathematics » Ornithology » General Ornithology and Birding
Science and Mathematics » Ornithology » Species and Groups by Type

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"Synopsis" by , Based on more than a decade of research, this guide offers an accurate, humorous, and wide-ranging introduction to the more than 40 species of ravens and crows cawing and croaking their way through the woodlands of North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and various South Sea islands.
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