This revised and expanded edition of Candace Savage’s best-selling book about ravens and crows is enhanced by additional paintings, drawings, and photos, as well as a fascinating selection of first-person stories and poems about remarkable encounters with crows. In one story, a pack of crows brilliantly thwarts an attack by a Golden Eagle; in another, a mischievous crow rescues the author from grief. And in a third piece, after nursing a battered baby crow back to health until it flies off with other crows, Louise Erdrich hauntingly describes her altered awareness as she listens for the “dark laugh” of crows while she works.
Based on two decades of audacious research by scientists around the world, the book also provides an unprecedented, evidence-based glimpse into corvids’ intellectual, social, and emotional lives. But whether viewed through the lens of science, myth, or everyday experience, the result is always the same. These birds are so smartand so mysteriousthey take your breath away.
|Edition description:||Tenth Anniversary Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Candace Savage is the author of more than two dozen books, including the best-selling Bird Brains, She lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Table of Contents
Preface The Crow Connection 1
1 The Birds in Black 9
2 Family Dramas 39
3 The Trickster Revisited 67
4 Fellow Feeling 95
Further Reading 123
Picture Credits 126