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Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness


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ISBN13: 9780316019118
ISBN10: 0316019119
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There are more crows now than ever. Their abundance is both a sign of ecological imbalance and a generous opportunity to connect with the animal world. Crow Planet is a call to experience the wildlife in our midst, reminding us that we don't have to head to faraway places to encounter nature. Even in the cities and suburbs where we live we are surrounded by wildlife such as crows. Through observing them we enhance our appreciation of the world's natural order, and find our own place in it.

Haupt, a trained naturalist, uses science, scholarly research, myth, and personal observation to draw readers into the "crow stories" that unfold around us every day, culminating in book that transforms the way we experience our neighborhoods and our world.


"A completely charming and informative book on the pleasures of keeping one's eyes open." David Sedaris

About the Author

Lyanda Lynn Haupt has created and directed educational programs for Seattle Audubon, worked in raptor rehabilitation in Vermont, and as a seabird researcher for the Fish and Wildlife Service in the remote tropical Pacific. She is the author of Pilgrim on the Great Bird Continent and Rare Encounters with Ordinary Birds (winner of the 2002 Washington State Book Award). Her writing has appeared in Image, Open Spaces, Wild Earth, Conservation Biology Journal, Birdwatcher's Digest, and the Prairie Naturalist. Winner of the 2010 Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award, she lives in West Seattle with her husband and daughter.

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LMcGuff, August 3, 2012 (view all comments by LMcGuff)
The wildness and proximity of crows almost forces us to see the connection between the supposedly-artificial cities we live and the supposedly-natural wilderness we desire. Seeing this connection helps us to see that this is a time of kairos, as Haupt puts it, a time of crisis and opportunity. Eloquent and beautifully written, this book influenced my reading, studies, and life.
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Haupt, Lyanda Lynn
Back Bay Books
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