Encounters with the Wise Guys of the Avian World
Author(s): Candace Savage
Genre: Science, Reference
Original Publish Date: Apr 01, 2007
Product Number: EB00772893
Released: Oct 15, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781926812427
Publisher: Greystone Books
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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.

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