Crows: Encounters with the Wise Guys of the Avian World

by Candace Savage

Greystone Books Ltd. | April 2, 2013 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Crows: Encounters with the Wise Guys of the Avian World is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

Who would have guessed that crows are second only to humans as toolmakers and toolusers, that they have complex family lives surprisingly similar to our own, and that their vocalizations share much in common with human languages?

Sparky and fun-loving in tone, this celebration of crow consciousness discusses the basic biology of crows, as well as their family structure, tricky social interactions, communication skills, incredible tool-using capabilities, and impact on the human imagination. Based on more than a decade of audacious research by scientists around the world, Crows is rich in insight, humor, and stories.

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: April 2, 2013

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1926812425

ISBN - 13: 9781926812427

Found in: Science and Nature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crow figure . . . This is an elegant, entertaining, and informative look at some of the more familiar birds of the genus Corvus (‘corvids’ or, commonly, ‘crows’). A relatively short book (about 100 pages), it introduces various themes evoked by the observation and study of—and human interaction with—crows and their relatives through the ages, right up to present-day encounters and scientific research. The book is so beautifully rendered, with uncluttered pages of lyrical, accessible prose recounting both fact and fable, interspersed with photographs, paintings, drawings, that it seems almost unbelievable that all it contains could fit so spaciously and simply in such a small and lovely physical volume. Crows’ and ravens’ impact on human emotions, and how our fascination with these « wise guys » has led us to learn ever more about their minds and social lives (which turns up unexpected commonalities and kinship between our two species)—these are the foci that give the book its impetus and readability. A pleasure to both hold and behold; a wonderful gift for anyone who appreciates the interconnectedness of all living things.
Date published: 2011-01-10

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Crows: Encounters with the Wise Guys of the Avian World

by Candace Savage

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: April 2, 2013

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1926812425

ISBN - 13: 9781926812427

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Who would have guessed that crows are second only to humans as toolmakers and toolusers, that they have complex family lives surprisingly similar to our own, and that their vocalizations share much in common with human languages?

Sparky and fun-loving in tone, this celebration of crow consciousness discusses the basic biology of crows, as well as their family structure, tricky social interactions, communication skills, incredible tool-using capabilities, and impact on the human imagination. Based on more than a decade of audacious research by scientists around the world, Crows is rich in insight, humor, and stories.

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