Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies and Jays

Paperback | July 1, 1997

byCandace Savage

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In an original and scrupulously researched text, Candace Savage describes the life and behaviours of sixteen representative species of corvids — members of the crow family. Drawing on the most recent research, she suggests that the birds may apply their mental powers to such everyday activities as choosing mates, building nests, teaching their young, searching for food and communicating with each other. Written in an easy conversational style, and supplemented with breath-taking colour photography, this exciting collection of close-up images draws from the work of Erin and Peggy Bauer, Fred Bruemmer, Tom and Pat Leeson, Leonard Rue III, Jeff Foott and Antti Leinonen, among others.

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In an original and scrupulously researched text, Candace Savage describes the life and behaviours of sixteen representative species of corvids — members of the crow family. Drawing on the most recent research, she suggests that the birds may apply their mental powers to such everyday activities as choosing mates, building nests, teaching their young, searching for food and communicating with each ...

Candace Savage is the author of numerous internationally acclaimed books on subjects ranging from natural history and science to popular culture. She is the author of the best-selling natural history titles Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies and Jays and Prairie: A Natural History, for which she won two Saskatchewan Book Awards and a Gold Medal from ForeWord Magazine in 2004. She is also a freque...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9.75 × 10 × 0.5 inPublished:July 1, 1997Publisher:Greystone Books Ltd.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1550545655

ISBN - 13:9781550545654

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fascinating feathered family An entertaining, vividly illustrated appreciation of the crow family that's as bright and lively as the birds themselves. Savage argues skilfuly - and persuasively - for the birds' high intelligence and social development, illustrating her point with both scholary research and (often very funny)casual anecdotes. A lovely gift for the bird fancier in the family.
Date published: 2000-09-02