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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

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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.


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After Aesop

Improvisations on Aesop's Fables

Author: Steven Carter

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 076185147X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 226

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This book adds parodies Aesop, perhaps the world's best-known author, produced hundreds of fables that have been re-told countless times, on a one-to-one basis. By turns hilarious, poignant, and profound, the more than 200 entries in After Aesop will instruct and entertain a diverse modern audience.

London Charivari

Author: Mark Lemon,Henry Mayhew,Tom Taylor,Shirley Brooks,Sir Francis Cowley Burnand,Sir Owen Seaman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Caricatures and cartoons

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Aesop's Fables

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean,Aesop

Publisher: Longman

ISBN: 9780582334052

Category: Fables

Page: 48

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Part of the Pelican Big Books series, this book contains a collection of Aesop's fables. The teaching focus is on comparing and contrasting the two titles of each story and on the story themes and morals. The series has been specifically written for the shared reading part of the literacy hour and supports the genre requirements of the National Literacy Strategy.

Avian Cognition

Author: Carel ten Cate,Susan D. Healy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107092388

Category: Medical

Page: 386

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The cognitive abilities of birds are remarkable: hummingbirds integrate spatial and temporal information about food sources, day-old chicks have a sense of numbers, parrots can make and use tools, and ravens have sophisticated insights in social relationships. This volume describes the full range of avian cognitive abilities, the mechanisms behind such abilities and how they relate to the ecology of the species. Synthesising the latest research in avian cognition, a range of experts in the field provide first-hand insights into experimental procedures, outcomes and theoretical advances, including a discussion of how the findings in birds relate to the cognitive abilities of other species, including humans. The authors cover a range of topics such as spatial cognition, social learning, tool use, perceptual categorization and concept learning, providing the broader context for students and researchers interested in the current state of avian cognition research, its key questions and appropriate experimental approaches.

The Land of Israel

A Journal of Travels in Palestine, Undertaken with Special Reference to Its Physical Character

Author: Henry Baker Tristram

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108042058

Category: History

Page: 706

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Ornithologist and clergyman H. B. Tristram's account, published in 1865, of Palestine illuminates the contemporary relationship between religion and the natural sciences.


Author: Boria Sax

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861891945

Category: Art

Page: 184

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Crow is a survey of crows, ravens, magpies and their relatives in myth, literature and life, ranging from the raven sent out by Noah to the corvid deities of the Eskimo, to Taoist legends, Victorian novels and contemporary films.

The Raven

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Booklassic

ISBN: 9635239890

Category: Poetry

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"The Raven" is a narrative poem by the American writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe. It was published for the first time on January 29, 1845, in the New York Evening Mirror. Noted for its musicality, stylized language and supernatural atmosphere, it tells of the mysterious visit of a talking raven to a distraught lover, tracing his slow descent into madness.

The Complete Ante-Nicene Church Fathers Collection [9 Volumes]

Author: The Church Fathers,Catholic Way Publishing

Publisher: Catholic Way Publishing

ISBN: 1783793902

Category: Religion

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THE COMPLETE ANTE-NICENE CHURCH FATHERS COLLECTION [9 VOLUMES] THE CHURCH FATHERS — The Greatest Christian Classics! — Complete Edition: 9 Volumes — Includes an Active Index, 9 Tables of Contents for each Volume to all Books & Chapters and Layered NCX Navigation — Includes Illustrations by Gustave Dore ALSO AVAILABLE IN A COMPLETE 3 SERIES EDITION. Publisher: Large E-Book. THE COMPLETE ANTE-NICENE CHURCH FATHERS COLLECTION [9 VOLUMES] ANTE-NICENE FATHERS ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus ANF02. Fathers of the Second Century: Hermas, Tatian,Athenagoras, Theophilus, and Clement of Alexandria (Entire) ANF03. Latin Christianity: Its Founder, Tertullian ANF04. Fathers of the Third Century: Tertullian: Part Fourth, Minucius Felix, Commodian, Origen: Parts First and Second ANF05. Fathers of the Third Century: Hippolytus, Cyprian, Caius, Novatian, Appendix ANF06. Fathers of the Third Century: Gregory Thaumaturgus, Dionysius the Great, Julius Africanus, Anatolius, and Minor Writers, Methodius, Arnobius ANF07. Fathers of the Third and Fourth Centuries: Lactantius, Venantius, Asterius, Victorinus, Dionysius, Apostolic Teaching and Constitutions, Homily, and Liturgies ANF08. The Twelve Patriarchs, Excerpts and Epistles, The Clementia, Apocrypha, Decretals, Memoirs of Edessa and Syriac Documents, Remains of the First Age ANF09. The Gospel of Peter, The Diatessaron of Tatian, The Apocalypse of Peter, the Vision of Paul, The Apocalypse of the Virgin and Sedrach the Testament of Abraham, the Acts of Xanthippe and Polyxena, the Narrative of Zosimus, the Apology of Aristides, Epistles of Clement (Complete Text), Origen’s Commentary on John, Books 1–10, and Commentary on Matthew, Books 1, 2, and 10–14 PUBLISHER: CATHOLIC WAY PUBLISHING

The Crow and the Pitcher

Author: Emma Carlson Berne

Publisher: Classic Fables in Rhythm and R

ISBN: 1684103665

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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A modern song retells the fable of the thirsty crow who uses her ingenuity to solve the problem of how to drink from a pitcher when the water level is too low. Includes a brief introduction to Aesop, sheet music, glossary, discussion questions, and further reading.

The British Encyclopedia

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge

Author: William Nicholson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Natural history

Page: 712

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The Birds

From the Text of Dindorf, with Notes, Partly Original, Partly Taken from the Scholia and Various Commentators

Author: Aristophanes

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In the Company of Crows and Ravens

Author: John M. Marzluff,Tony Angell,Paul R. Ehrlich

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300122558

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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Explores the interactions between crows, ravens, and humans, focusing on the influence humans have had on the birds and the way crows have altered human lives.

A Familiar History of Birds

Their Nature, Habits, and Instincts

Author: Edward Stanley

Publisher: N.A


Category: Birds

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The Aesop for children

Author: Aesop

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 112

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The American Crow and the Common Raven

Author: Lawrence Kilham

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9780890964668

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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Lawrence Kilham was a Fellow of the American Ornithologists' Union, professor of microbiology emeritus of Dartmouth Medical School, and a distinguished virologist. He passed away in 2000. "This definitive study is a gem for both American birders and serious ornithologists." --The Indianapolis News " . . . remarkable behaviors are reviewed and discussed with a rich assortment of anecdotes from the author's 8,000 hours of field observations. . . . This book explains especially the social systems of these birds, from cooperative breeding to predator mobbing. Difficult topics such as 'play' and 'thinking' in crows are interestingly and critically presented. . . . an appealing volume." --Choice " . . . his book is one of the best, most informative and engaging ones yet written about how some of these birds live, think, and feel. Kilham on crows compares favorably with Tinbergen on gulls, Goodall on chimpanzees, and Lorenz on dogs and jackdaws." --Smithsonian "The book has style and is outstanding in many ways. . . . His method is remarkable: He refuses to intervene and does not even mark individual birds. His intensive observation of birds used to the observer, however, allow him to follow the behavior and fate of particular individuals carefully. --Journal fur Ornithologie "His interpretations and descriptions are also remarkable. --Journal fur Ornithologie . . . Study of the text promises to be profitable because the author is well-read and displays an outstanding style. Enjoyment of his book is enhanced by its makeup with generous layout and black-and-white pictures. . . . The book could be an incentive for European scientists to re-examine the social systems of crows and other corvids, keeping in mind different conditions of habitat and interpreting results in the light of evolutionary-biological hypotheses. Kilham himself takes an initial step in this regard in a special summarizing chapter." --Journal fur Ornithologie "Kilham's independent and somewhat unorthodox approach to research has particular value to amateur birders . . . The many citations in the text and an extensive list of references suggest Kilham has much confidence in his opinions and the 'chance observation' facts he reports. Readers will be motivated to rethink some conventional wisdom on how best to pursue studies of animal behavior. His research activities should inspire other retirees." --Jack DeForest "Kilham's work is a testament to the importance of amateurs to ornithology. . . . Amateurs will certainly enjoy his stories of interesting behaviors and exploits with pet corvids. The illustrations are wonderful and Kilham's insights into crow and raven sociality are important." --Auk "If you are interested in bird behaviour, you will enjoy reading this book. Joan Waltermire's sketches nicely complement the text." --C. Stuart Houston "This is a well-written, thoughtful, beautifully illustrated book that was a joy to read. . . . Kilham is to be congratulated for providing us with a greater level of insight into crows and ravens (particularly the former) than we previously had." --Quarterly Review of Biology " . . . simple, clear descriptive prose, a pleasure to read and fullof fascinating details of American crow and raven life. . . . This should be a prime book for collectors . . . beautifully illustrated in dramatic pen-and-ink drawings that even convey the glossiness of crows' and ravens' plumage." --Books about Birds " . . . an unusually detailed and sometimes inspiring account of the lives of the American Crow Corvus brachhrhrnchos and the Raven C. corax." --British Birds"

American Edition of the British Encyclopedia

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences ; Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge

Author: William Nicholson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Natural history

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Studies in Animal and Human Behaviour

Author: Konrad Lorenz

Publisher: Egmont Books (UK)


Category: Animal behavior

Page: 403

View: 9561

British Encyclopedia

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge

Author: William Nicholson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Natural history

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