Ravens In Winter

Author: Bernd Heinrich
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476794570
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“One of the most interesting discoveries I’ve seen in animal sociobiology in years.” —E.O. Wilson Why do ravens, generally understood to be solitary creatures, share food between each other during winter? On the surface, there didn’t appear to be any biological or evolutionary imperative behind the raven’s willingness to share. The more Bernd Heinrich observed their habits, the more odd the bird’s behavior became. What started as mere curiosity turned into an impassioned research project, and Ravens In Winter, the first research of its kind, explores the fascinating biological puzzle of the raven’s rather unconventional social habits. “Bernd Heinrich is no ordinary biologist. He’s the sort who combines formidable scientific rigor with a sense of irony and an unslaked, boyish enthusiasm for his subject, and who even at his current professorial age seems to do a lot of tree climbing in the line of research.” —David Quammen, The New York Times

Mind Of The Raven

Author: Bernd Heinrich
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061863936
Size: 10.50 MB
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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.

In The Company Of Crows And Ravens

Author: John M. Marzluff
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300122551
Size: 20.13 MB
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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.

Ravensong

Author: Catherine Feher-Elston
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101153451
Size: 17.36 MB
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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.

The Raven S Tail

Author: Cheryl Samuel
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774802243
Size: 12.86 MB
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To produce this book, Cheryl Samuel travelled to Leningrad, Copenhagen,and London to examine the six robes in Europe. She also studied therobes housed in museums in Canada and the United States. In 1985, shereconstructed Chief Kotlean's robe, using information she hadgathered from her study of the actual robes and Tikhanov'spaintings. In the process, she resurrected an old weaving style nolonger used by the Native people on the northern coast. Through herextensive and careful research, Cheryl Samuel makes an importantcontribution to the knowledge of early Indian weaving.

Bird Brains

Author: Candace Savage
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0871569566
Size: 15.14 MB
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Argues that the birds' powers of abstraction, memory, and creativity are equal to many mammals

Zombie Winter

Author: Jason Strange
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9781434230959
Size: 16.65 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"Which is worse, a long, cold winter, or a town filled with zombies?"--Provided by publisher.