From the Life and Songs of the Crow

Author: Ted Hughes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571176557

Category: English poetry

Page: 89

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One of a series of titles first published by Faber between 1930 and 1990, and in a style and format planned with a view to the appearance of the volumes on the bookshelf. This was the Poet Laureate's fourth book of poems for adults, and represented a significant moment in his writing career.

Gifts of the Crow

How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans

Author: John Marzluff,Tony Angell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439198748

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 7105

A University of Washington professor of wildlife science taps the findings of his extraordinary research into crow intelligence to offer insight into their ability to make tools and respond to environmental challenges, explaining how they engage in human-like behaviors from giving gifts and seeking revenge to playing and experiencing dreams.

Song of the Crow

Author: Layne Maheu

Publisher: Unbridled Books

ISBN: 1932961372

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 1781

From the moment he first looks down upon the ancient gray head of Noah, who is swinging his stone ax, cursing the trees around him, and speaking loudly to the heavens, the narrating crow in this unique and remarkable epic knows that these creatures called Man are trouble.

In the Company of Crows and Ravens

Author: John M. Marzluff,Tony Angell

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300135268

Category: Nature

Page: 408

View: 8224

“Crows and people share similar traits and social strategies. To a surprising extent, to know the crow is to know ourselves.”—from the Preface From the cave walls at Lascaux to the last painting by Van Gogh, from the works of Shakespeare to those of Mark Twain, there is clear evidence that crows and ravens influence human culture. Yet this influence is not unidirectional, say the authors of this fascinating book: people profoundly influence crow culture, ecology, and evolution as well. John Marzluff and Tony Angell examine the often surprising ways that crows and humans interact. The authors contend that those interactions reflect a process of “cultural coevolution.” They offer a challenging new view of the human-crow dynamic—a view that may change our thinking not only about crows but also about ourselves. Featuring more than 100 original drawings, the book takes a close look at the influences people have had on the lives of crows throughout history and at the significant ways crows have altered human lives. In the Company of Crows and Ravens illuminates the entwined histories of crows and people and concludes with an intriguing discussion of the crow-human relationship and how our attitudes toward crows may affect our cultural trajectory.

Crow Planet

Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness

Author: Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316053396

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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There are more crows now than ever. Their abundance is both an indicator of ecological imbalance and a generous opportunity to connect with the animal world. CROW PLANET reminds us that we do not need to head to faraway places to encounter "nature." Rather, even in the suburbs and cities where we live we are surrounded by wild life such as crows, and through observing them we can enhance our appreciation of the world's natural order. CROW PLANET richly weaves Haupt's own "crow stories" as well as scientific and scholarly research and the history and mythology of crows, culminating in a book that is sure to make readers see the world around them in a very different way.

Ikkyu: Crow With No Mouth

15th Century Zen Master

Author: Stephen Berg

Publisher: Copper Canyon Press

ISBN: 1556591527

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

View: 8308

New edition of best-selling Asian title presents the poems of a renowned Zen master.

A Crow's Breakfast

Poems from the Low Road

Author: R. J. Looney

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781493749058

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

View: 2864

Southern poetry can be a conceited art form. It's like we think somehow we have a monopoly in terms of “characters.” The fact is that every living human is a “character.” The task of some poets is to record via the narrative and understand that reality contains its own natural symbolism. Many do this on varying levels. Yet, there are always cracks in the construction of reality even when the subject of exploration seems cut and dried. The genius of RJ Looney comes in his melding of the perception of said cracks with the not always obvious narrative. He has the unique ability to look “at” something while looking beyond it at the same time. He understands that life always boils down to perception and perspective and that the “right” answer isn't always unique. – Carter Monroe I won't hesitate to say that RJ Looney's A Crow's Breakfast is the best first collection I've ever read. Looney is bound to rattle some cages in the poetry world. It's an astounding set of narrative poems that resonates in an old Southern soul like mine. – Jim Chandler

Fools Crow

Author: James Welch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140089370

Category: Fiction

Page: 391

View: 517

In the Two Medicine territory of Montana, the Pikuni Indians are forced to choose between fighting a futile war or accepting a humiliating surrender, as the encroaching numbers of whites threaten their very existence

A Feast for Crows

Author: George R. R. Martin

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553390562

Category: Fiction

Page: 1060

View: 2110

The uneasy peace that exists following the death of Robb Stark is threatened by new plots, intrigues, and alliances that once again will plunge the Seven Kingdoms into all-out war for control of the Iron Throne.

Bird Brains

The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies, and Jays

Author: Candace Savage

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781771644259

Category: Nature

Page: 152

View: 8012

Internationally celebrated nature writer Candace Savage presents the Corvid family-- surprisingly bright, brassy, and colorful birds--in a remarkable collection of full-color, close-up photographs by some of the world's best wildlife photographers. Birds have long been viewed as the archetypal featherbrains--beautiful but dumb. But according to naturalist Candace Savage, "bird brain," as a pejorative expression, should be rendered obsolete by new research on the family of corvids: crows and their close relations. The ancients who regarded these remarkable birds as oracles, bringers of wisdom, or agents of vengeance were on the right track, for corvids appear to have powers of abstraction, memory, and creativity that put them on a par with many mammals, even higher primates. Bird Brains presents these bright, brassy, and surprisingly colorful birds in a remarkable collection of full-color, close-up photographs by some two dozen of the world's best wildlife photographers. Savage's lively, authoritative text describes the life and behavior of sixteen representative corvid species that inhabit North America and Europe. Drawing on recent research, she describes birds that recognize each other as individuals, call one another by "name," remember and relocate thousands of hidden food caches, engage in true teamwork and purposeful play, and generally exhibit an extraordinary degree of sophistication.

As the Crow Flies

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429967204

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

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Growing up in the slums of East End London, Charlie Trumper dreams of someday running his grandfather's fruit and vegetable barrow. That day comes suddenly when his grandfather dies leaving him the floundering business. With the help of Becky Salmon, an enterprising young woman, Charlie sets out to make a name for himself as "The Honest Trader". But the brutal onset of World War I takes Charlie far from home and into the path of a dangerous enemy whose legacy of evil follows Charlie and his family for generations. Encompassing three continents and spanning over sixty years, As the Crow Flies brings to life a magnificent tale of one man's rise from rags to riches set against the backdrop of a changing century.


Author: Ted Hughes

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608954081


Page: 187

View: 646


Cave birds

an alchemical cave drama

Author: Ted Hughes,Leonard Baskin

Publisher: Viking Pr


Category: Poetry

Page: 60

View: 4986


White Crow

Author: Marcus Sedgwick

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 9781429976343

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

View: 3337

One of School Library Journal's Best Fiction Books of 2011 Some secrets are better left buried; some secrets are so frightening they might make angels weep and the devil crow. Thought provoking as well as intensely scary, Marcus Sedgwick's White Crow unfolds in three voices. There's Rebecca, who has come to a small, seaside village to spend the summer, and there's Ferelith, who offers to show Rebecca the secrets of the town...but at a price. Finally, there's a priest whose descent into darkness illuminates the girls' frightening story. White Crow is as beautifully written as it is horrifically gripping. This title has Common Core connections.

The Poetry of Ted Hughes

Author: John Greening

Publisher: N.A


Category: English poetry

Page: 41

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In the controversy surrounding his marriage to Sylvia Plath, we should not forget Ted Hughes' monumental status in the latter decades of the 20th Century. From his early glances at nature's savagery, through the shadow-years of 'Crow', into a middle way full of birds, flowers, insects, farm-life and fishing, to the sudden, unexpected panorama of 'Birthday Letters', Hughes never ceased to astonish his readers. John Greening, author of the Greenwich Exchange Guides to Poets of the First World War and W.B. Yeats (writers much loved by Ted Hughes), offers a straightforward guide through the labyrinth of his 'Collected Poems', while making an assessment of the poet's reputation nearly a decade after his death.

The Genius of Birds

Author: Jennifer Ackerman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101980842

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 659

An award-winning science writer tours the globe to reveal what makes birds capable of such extraordinary feats of mental prowess Birds are astonishingly intelligent creatures. According to revolutionary new research, some birds rival primates and even humans in their remarkable forms of intelligence. In The Genius of Birds, acclaimed author Jennifer Ackerman explores their newly discovered brilliance and how it came about. As she travels around the world to the most cutting-edge frontiers of research, Ackerman not only tells the story of the recently uncovered genius of birds but also delves deeply into the latest findings about the bird brain itself that are shifting our view of what it means to be intelligent. At once personal yet scientific, richly informative and beautifully written, The Genius of Birds celebrates the triumphs of these surprising and fiercely intelligent creatures.

The Language of Crows

The Crows. Net Book of the American Crow

Author: Michael Westerfield

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780937992005

Category: Crows

Page: 208

View: 7966

The life history, language and culture of the American crow.