Encounters With the Wise Guys of the Avian World
ISBN10: 155365286X ISBN13: 9781553652861 Publisher: Pgw Published: Sep 28 2007 Pages: 113 Weight: 0.75lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 6.25" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
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.