Crows: Encounters with the Wise Guys of the Avian World

by Candace Savage

Greystone Books | March 1, 2007 | Trade Paperback |

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Who knew that crows are second only to humans as toolmakers and tool users, that they have complex family lives not unlike our own, and that their vocalizations resemble human languages? This witty, charming book introduces readers to these endlessly fascinating creatures. Author Candace Savage explores their evolution and basic biology, diet and food-gathering practices, incredible tool-using capabilities, crow "languages," tricky social interactions, and their impact on the human imagination as reflected in mythology, literature, and popular aphorisms. Based on extensive research, the book is a lively, loving tribute to these special feathered friends.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 120 Pages, 6.3 × 8.27 × 0.39 in

Published: March 1, 2007

Publisher: Greystone Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 155365286X

ISBN - 13: 9781553652861

Found in: Science and Nature

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Crows: Encounters with the Wise Guys of the Avian World

Crows: Encounters with the Wise Guys of the Avian World

by Candace Savage

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 120 Pages, 6.3 × 8.27 × 0.39 in

Published: March 1, 2007

Publisher: Greystone Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 155365286X

ISBN - 13: 9781553652861

About the Book

Who knew that crows are second only to humans as toolmakers and tool users, that they have complex family lives not unlike our own, and that their vocalizations resemble human languages? This witty, charming book introduces readers to these endlessly fascinating creatures. Author Candace Savage explores their evolution and basic biology, diet and food-gathering practices, incredible tool-using capabilities, crow " languages, " tricky social interactions, and their impact on the human imagination as reflected in mythology, literature, and popular aphorisms. Based on extensive research, the book is a lively, loving tribute to these special feathered friends.

From the Publisher

Who knew that crows are second only to humans as toolmakers and tool users, that they have complex family lives not unlike our own, and that their vocalizations resemble human languages? This witty, charming book introduces readers to these endlessly fascinating creatures. Author Candace Savage explores their evolution and basic biology, diet and food-gathering practices, incredible tool-using capabilities, crow "languages," tricky social interactions, and their impact on the human imagination as reflected in mythology, literature, and popular aphorisms. Based on extensive research, the book is a lively, loving tribute to these special feathered friends.

About the Author

Candace Savage is the author of more than twenty books, including thirteen on natural history and natural science. She is currently the wildlife columnist for Canadian Geographic. Her work has been honored by the American and Canadian library associations and the Canadian Science Writers' Association, among others. She lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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"There's a startling intimacy to this literary encounter, from which most readers are likely to emerge well educated, informed, and curiously changed."-Quill & Quire
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