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Crow Planet

Essential Wisdom From the Urban Wilderness

Haupt, Lyanda Lynn

(Book - 2009)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Crow Planet
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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.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0316019100
9780316019101
Branch Call Number: 598.864 H374c 2009
Characteristics: x, 229 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm

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List - Vermin or urban wildlife? by: multcolib_tamaf Mar 27, 2014

There are more crows now than ever and their abundance is both an indicator of ecological imbalance and a generous opportunity to connect with the animal world.


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Aug 28, 2012
  • toadrules22 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I disagree with bbermingham's description of the narration as "the smug self-satisfied tone of an uptight Seattleite". This sounds like a reader with an unreasonable chip on his/her shoulder. By all means read "Gift of the Crow" ...but it is a another book. Read both!

Aug 09, 2012
  • bsevertsen rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Read "Gift of the Crow" by Marzluff instead. This book is mostly an autobiography of Haupt and unfortunately her narration has the smug self-satisfied tone of an uptight Seattleite. She uses some of Marzluff's research in the text, go straight to the source instead.

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