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Ravens in Winter

Heinrich, Bernd

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ISBN 10: 0679732365 / ISBN 13: 9780679732365
Published by Vintage Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1990
Condition: Very Good+ Soft cover
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Copy has a bend on the upper front corner, light shelf wear, else fine. First Vintage edition - copyright 1989 - published in 1990. This book begins with a myster: Why should ravens, birds that are usually solitary, share their food in the dead of winter-behavior that strikes the author as decidely "left wing". That riddle led the noted sociobiologist and author to ask other questions about Corvens Corex - the answers are most wonderful. Illustrated with beautiful, monochromatic drawings by the author. An inspired, fresh and fascinating report. 379pp. Desirable! 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 003545

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Title: Ravens in Winter

Publisher: Vintage Books, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Soft Cover

Illustrator: Author

Book Condition:Very Good+

Edition: First Edition

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Why should ravens--which are usually solitary birds--share valuable food in the dead of winter? How clever are these birds? Do they have a language? These are some of the riddles that noted sociobiologist Bernd Heinrich, author of Bumblebee Economics and winner of the John Burroughs Medal, explores in this intriguing book. 16 pages of drawings.

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Ravens are among the most elusive and yet (or, consequently) fascinating animals of North American I have ever encountered. Heinrich--an incredibly patient and cold-hardy fellow, not to mention, a heck of a writer--studied ravens in the dead of winter in Maine, and made some remarkable discoveries of how these normally solitary birds would actually engage in food sharing. Few of the many works on behavioral ecology I have read so compellingly capture the tedium of field work, the inscrutability of subject animals, and the satisfaction of discovery that provides even greater warmth than a blazing wood fire in the middle of a northern winter. Highly Recommended.

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