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Mind of the raven : investigations and adventures with wolf-birds / Bernd Heinrich.

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Homer Public Library 598.864 HEI 000155517 Nonfiction Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0060930632
  • ISBN: 9780060930639
  • Physical Description: xxi, 380 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: 1st Ecco pbk. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Ecco, 2002.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-371) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
1. Becoming a Raven Father -- 2. Field Experiment -- 3. Ravens in the Family -- 4. Ringing Necks for Baby Food -- 5. Education -- 6. Fate of Young Ravens -- 7. Settling in a Home Territory -- 8. To Catch and Track a Raven -- 9. Partnerships and Social Webs -- 10. Pairs as Cooperative Teams and Sharing -- 11. Hunting and Foraging -- 12. Adoption -- 13. Sensory Discrimination -- 14. Individual Recognition -- 15. Dangerous Neighbors -- 16. Vocal Communication -- 17. Prestige Among Ravens -- 18. Ravens' Fears -- 19. Ravens and Wolves in Yellowstone -- 20. From Wolf-Birds to Human-Birds -- 21. Tulugaq -- 22. Caching, Cache-Raiding, and Deception -- 23. Morality, Tolerance, and Cooperation -- 24. Play by Ravens -- 25. Deliberate Acts? -- 26. Testing Raven Intelligence -- 27. Brains and Brain Volume -- 28. Are Ravens Conscious and Emotional? -- 29. Back to the Wild.
Summary, etc.:
"In Mind of the Raven, Bernd Heinrich, award-winning naturalist, finds himself dreaming of ravens and decides he must get to the truth about this animal reputed to be so intelligent." "Much like a sleuth, Heinrich involves us in his quest, letting one clue lead to the next. But as animals can only be spied on by getting quite close, Heinrich adopts ravens, thereby becoming a raven father," as well as observing them in their natural habitat, studying their daily routines, and in the process painting a vivid picture of the world as lived by the ravens. At the heart of this book are Heinrich's love and respect for these complex and engaging creatures, and through his keen observation and analysis, we become their intimates too."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject: Ravens.
Ravens > Anecdotes.
Ravens.
Genre: Anecdotes.
Anecdotes.