Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans

Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans Author John Marzluff Ph.D.
ISBN-10 1439198748
ISBN-13 9781439198742
Year 2013-02-05
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher Atria Books
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Stan Corens groundbreaking The Intelligence of Dogs meets Bernd Heinrichs classic Mind of the Raven in this astonishing beautifully illustrated look at the uncanny intelligence and emotions of crows Playful social and passionate crows have brains that are huge for their body size which allows them to think plan and reconsider their actions They also exhibit an avian kind of eloquence mate for life and associate with relatives and neighbors for years And to people who care for them and feed them they often give oddly touching gifts in return The ongoing connection between humans and crowsa cultural coevolutionhas shaped both species for millions of years Scientist John Marzluff teams up with artist naturalist Tony Angell to tell amazing stories of these brilliant birds With Marzluffs extraordinary original research on the intelligence and startling abilities of corvidscrows ravens and jaysAngells gorgeous line drawings and a lively joint narrative the authors offer an in depth look at these complex creatures and the traits and behaviors we share including language delinquency frolic passion wrath risk taking and awareness Crows gather around their dead warn of impending doom recognize people commit murder of other crows lure animals to their death swill coffee and drink beer design and use toolsincluding cars as nutcrackersand windsurf and sled to play With its abundance of funny awe inspiring and poignant stories Gifts of the Crow portrays creatures who are nothing short of amazing

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ISBN-10 9781439198742
Release 2013-02-05
Pages 320

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