Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds

Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds

by Bernd Heinrich
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Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds by Bernd Heinrich

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061863936
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/13/2009
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 218,391
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

The author of numerous bestselling and award-winning books, Bernd Heinrich is a professor of biology at the University of Vermont. He divides his time between Vermont and the forests of western Maine.

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Mind of the Raven 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book this summer hoping for a intimate exploration of a bird that captured my imagination after spending a summer working in SE Alaska. I was NOT disappointed! Henrich's blend of scientific research and collection of anecdotes, myths, legend, observations and his overall passion for this species is a wonderful read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing! A friend lent it to me and as soon as I finished I bought a copy for myself. Not only do you learn about ravens, but you learn about yourself! If you want a spiritual experience, this book is for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting, in depth study of raven behavior, intelligence, and adaptations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little dense at times, and likely to be challenging for those accustomed to anecdotal writing as opposed to scientific, but I found it tremendously informative, insightful, and more than worthwhile. 
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DebSimon More than 1 year ago
The author had good intentions and his heart set on writing a both an educational and entertaining read about ravens, unfortunately this one did not hit it's mark. Had this 380 page "overblown term paper" been properly edited down to 170 pages, assumed the reader could retain information and not repeat instructive points, and included a strong story line I'm sure I would have enjoyed it.