Mind of the Raven

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Mind of the Raven

Author: ,

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061863939

Genre: Nature

Page: 432

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Book Summary: Heinrich involves us in his quest to get inside the mind of the raven. 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. He studies their daily routines, and in the process, paints a vivid picture of the ravens' world. 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. Heinrich's passion for ravens has led him around the world in his research. Mind of the Raven follows an exotic journey—from New England to Germany, and from Montana to Baffin Island in the high Arctic—offering dazzling accounts of how science works in the field, filtered through the eyes of a passionate observer of nature. Each new discovery and insight into raven behavior is thrilling to read, at once lyrical and scientific.


In the Company of Crows and Ravens

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In the Company of Crows and Ravens

Author: John M. Marzluff,Tony Angell

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300135268

Genre: Nature

Page: 408

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Book Summary: “Crows and people share similar traits and social strategies. To a surprising extent, to know the crow is to know ourselves.”—from the Preface From the cave walls at Lascaux to the last painting by Van Gogh, from the works of Shakespeare to those of Mark Twain, there is clear evidence that crows and ravens influence human culture. Yet this influence is not unidirectional, say the authors of this fascinating book: people profoundly influence crow culture, ecology, and evolution as well. John Marzluff and Tony Angell examine the often surprising ways that crows and humans interact. The authors contend that those interactions reflect a process of “cultural coevolution.” They offer a challenging new view of the human-crow dynamic—a view that may change our thinking not only about crows but also about ourselves. Featuring more than 100 original drawings, the book takes a close look at the influences people have had on the lives of crows throughout history and at the significant ways crows have altered human lives. In the Company of Crows and Ravens illuminates the entwined histories of crows and people and concludes with an intriguing discussion of the crow-human relationship and how our attitudes toward crows may affect our cultural trajectory.


The Wolf and the Raven [The S.E.X. Factor 2]

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The Wolf and the Raven [The S.E.X. Factor 2]

Author: Scarlet Hyacinth

Publisher: Siren-BookStrand

ISBN: 1619264692

Genre: ,

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: [Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, shape-shifters, HEA] Leaving his boyfriend Lowell was the hardest thing Raven did. In spite of the werewolf’s possessiveness and the heartbreak he caused, Raven still loves him. He is tormented by memories of the good times between them. Lowell has always loved Raven, but Raven’s strong bond with his best friend, Wallace, pushes him to believe there is a closer, romantic connection between the two. His jealousy tears apart his relationship with Raven. But when Wallace takes a lover, Lowell sees his chance. He tries to heal the rift separating him and Raven, but ends up making everything worse. Feeling that he has lost Raven forever, Lowell receives one final blow when he is unfairly arrested for fraud. From behind bars, Raven seems farther away than ever. But there is a darker plot behind the arrest. Raven realizes Lowell is his mate, but this knowledge might come too late to save them. ** A Siren Erotic Romance


The Wolf's Call

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The Wolf's Call

Author: Anthony Ryan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451492536

Genre: Fiction

Page: 432

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Book Summary: VAELIN AL SORNA RETURNS Anthony Ryan's debut novel Blood Song—the first book of the Raven's Shadow series—took the fantasy world by storm. Now, he continues that saga with The Wolf's Call, which begins a thrilling new story of razor-sharp action and epic adventure. Peace never lasts. Vaelin Al Sorna is a living legend, his name known across the Realm. It was his leadership that overthrew empires, his blade that won hard-fought battles - and his sacrifice that defeated an evil more terrifying than anything the world had ever seen. He won titles aplenty, only to cast aside his earned glory for a quiet life in the Realm's northern reaches. Yet whispers have come from across the sea - rumours of an army called the Steel Horde, led by a man who believes himself a god. Vaelin has no wish to fight another war, but when he learns that Sherin, the woman he lost long ago, has fallen into the Horde's grasp, he resolves to confront this powerful new threat. To this end, Vaelin travels to the realms of the Merchant Kings, a land ruled by honor and intrigue. There, as the drums of war thunder across kingdoms riven by conflict, Vaelin learns a terrible truth: that there are some battles that even he may not be strong enough to win.


Old Wolf

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Old Wolf

Author: Avi

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442499249

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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Book Summary: Hunting—the predator, and its prey—is at the heart of this riveting and suspenseful novel from Newbery Medalist Avi with illustrations from Caldecott Medalist Brian Floca. In the computer game world of Bow Hunter—Casey’s world—there are no deaths, just kills. In Nashoba’s world—the wolf world—there have been no kills. For this is March, the Starving Time in the Iron Mountain region of Colorado, when wolves and ravens alike are desperate for food. With the help of a raven, the miraculous Merla, Nashoba must lead his pack of eight to a next meal. The wolf hates being dependent on a mere bird, but Merla is a bird wise beyond her years. And when thirteen-year-old Casey crosses their path, two very different approaches to hunting collide.


Your Place in the Universe

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Your Place in the Universe

Author: Jason Chin

Publisher: Holiday House

ISBN: 0823448789

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Book Summary: Explore the known Universe and consider its mind-boggling scale in this crisply illustrated, well-researched picture book from Caldecott honoree Jason Chin. Winner of the Cook Prize! Most eight-year-olds are about five times as tall as this book . . . but only half as tall as an ostrich, which is half as tall as a giraffe . . . twenty times smaller than a California Redwood! How do they compare to the tallest buildings? To Mt. Everest? To stars, galaxy clusters, and . . . the universe? Jason Chin, the award-winning author and illustrator of Grand Canyon has once again found a way to make a complex subject--size, scale and almost unimaginable distance--accessible and understandable to readers of all ages. Meticulously researched and featuring the highly detailed artwork for which he is renowned, this is How Much is a Million for the new millenium, sure to be an immediate hit with kids looking for an engaging way to delve into perspective, astronomy, and astrophysics. Curious readers will love the extensive supplementary material included in the back of the back of the book An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of the Year


Wolves and the Wolf Myth in American Literature

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Wolves and the Wolf Myth in American Literature

Author: S.K. Robisch

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 087417774X

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 512

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Book Summary: The wolf is one of the most widely distributed canid species, historically ranging throughout most of the Northern Hemisphere. For millennia, it has also been one of the most pervasive images in human mythology, art, and psychology. Wolves and the Wolf Myth in American Literature examines the wolf’s importance as a figure in literature from the perspectives of both the animal’s physical reality and the ways in which writers imagine and portray it. Author S. K. Robisch examines more than two hundred texts written in North America about wolves or including them as central figures. From this foundation, he demonstrates the wolf’s role as an archetype in the collective unconscious, its importance in our national culture, and its ecological value. Robisch takes a multidisciplinary approach to his study, employing a broad range of sources: myths and legends from around the world; symbology; classic and popular literature; films; the work of scientists in a number of disciplines; human psychology; and field work conducted by himself and others. By combining the fundamentals of scientific study with close readings of wide-ranging literary texts, Robisch astutely analyzes the correlation between actual, living wolves and their representation on the page and in the human mind. He also considers the relationship between literary art and the natural world, and argues for a new approach to literary study, an ecocriticism that moves beyond anthropocentrism to examine the complicated relationship between humans and nature.


A Wolf Called Wander

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A Wolf Called Wander

Author: Rosanne Parry

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062895958

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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Book Summary: “Don’t miss this dazzling tour de force.”—Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal winning author of The One and Only Ivan This gripping novel about survival and family is based on the real story of one wolf’s incredible journey to find a safe place to call home. Illustrated throughout, this irresistible tale by award-winning author Rosanne Parry is for fans of Sara Pennypacker’s Pax and Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan. Swift, a young wolf cub, lives with his pack in the mountains learning to hunt, competing with his brothers and sisters for hierarchy, and watching over a new litter of cubs. Then a rival pack attacks, and Swift and his family scatter. Alone and scared, Swift must flee and find a new home. His journey takes him a remarkable one thousand miles across the Pacific Northwest. The trip is full of peril, and Swift encounters forest fires, hunters, highways, and hunger before he finds his new home. Inspired by the extraordinary true story of a wolf named OR-7 (or Journey), this irresistible tale of survival invites readers to experience and imagine what it would be like to be one of the most misunderstood animals on earth. This gripping and appealing novel about family, courage, loyalty, and the natural world is for fans of Fred Gipson’s Old Yeller and Katherine Applegate’s Endling. Includes black-and-white illustrations throughout and a map as well as information about the real wolf who inspired the novel.


Little Wolf

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Little Wolf

Author: Teoni Spathelfer

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 1772033480

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Book Summary: A young Indigenous girl moves to the big city and learns to find connections to her culture and the land wherever she goes, despite encountering bullies and feelings of isolation along the way. When Little Wolf moves to the big city with her mom and sister, she has difficulty adjusting to their new life. She misses living close to nature and seeing animals wherever she goes, and she misses fishing with her grandfather and seeing dolphins leaping beside their boat. Most of all, she misses feeling connected to her culture. At school, Little Wolf has trouble fitting in. Although her class has kids from many different cultures, no one is Heiltsuk, like her. The other kids call her names and make her feel unwelcome. Her only defence is to howl like a wolf so they run away. But this only isolates her further. Gradually, Little Wolf starts to see the beauty in her new surroundings. She discovers that there is wildlife everywhere, even in the big city. An otter swims beside her as she walks on the seawall. A chickadee chirps in a tree in the big park near her house. And her mother helps her stay connected to their culture by signing them up for beading and dance classes. Despite the difficult start, Little Wolf grows up proud of her background and ready to face the future. This inspiring tale, the first in a trilogy, combines traditional and contemporary Indigenous themes and artwork.


Ravens in Winter

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Ravens in Winter

Author: Bernd Heinrich

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147679457X

Genre: Science

Page: 400

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Book Summary: “One of the most interesting discoveries I’ve seen in animal sociobiology in years.” —E.O. Wilson Why do ravens, generally understood to be solitary creatures, share food between each other during winter? On the surface, there didn’t appear to be any biological or evolutionary imperative behind the raven’s willingness to share. The more Bernd Heinrich observed their habits, the more odd the bird’s behavior became. What started as mere curiosity turned into an impassioned research project, and Ravens In Winter, the first research of its kind, explores the fascinating biological puzzle of the raven’s rather unconventional social habits. “Bernd Heinrich is no ordinary biologist. He’s the sort who combines formidable scientific rigor with a sense of irony and an unslaked, boyish enthusiasm for his subject, and who even at his current professorial age seems to do a lot of tree climbing in the line of research.” —David Quammen, The New York Times


The Owl, The Raven, and the Dove

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The Owl, The Raven, and the Dove

Author: G. Ronald Murphy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198031123

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Book Summary: The fairy tales collected by the brothers Grimm are among the best known and most widely-read stories in western literature. In recent years commentators such as Bruno Bettelheim have, usually from a psychological perspective, pondered the underlying meaning of the stories, why children are so enthralled by them, and what effect they have on the the best-known tales (Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty) and shows that the Grimms saw them as Christian fables. Murphy examines the arguments of previous interpreters of the tales, and demonstrates how they missed the Grimms' intention. His own readings of the five so-called "magical" tales reveal them as the beautiful and inspiring "documents of faith" that the Grimms meant them to be. Offering an entirely new perspective on these often-analyzed tales, Murphy's book will appeal to those concerned with the moral and religious education of children, to students and scholars of folk literature and children's literature, and to the many general readers who are captivated by fairy tales and their meanings.


Gifts of the Crow

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Gifts of the Crow

Author: John Marzluff,Tony Angell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439198756

Genre: Nature

Page: 304

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Book Summary: CROWS ARE MISCHIEVOUS, playful, social, and passionate. They have brains that are huge for their body size and exhibit an avian kind of eloquence. They mate for life and associate with relatives and neighbors for years. And because they often live near people—in our gardens, parks, and cities—they are also keenly aware of our peculiarities, staying away from and even scolding anyone who threatens or harms them and quickly learning to recognize and approach those who care for and feed them, even giving them numerous, oddly touching gifts in return. With his extraordinary research on the intelligence and startling abilities of corvids—crows, ravens, and jays—scientist John Marzluff teams up with artist-naturalist Tony Angell to tell amazing stories of these brilliant birds in Gifts of the Crow. With narrative, diagrams, and gorgeous line drawings, they offer an in-depth look at these complex creatures and our shared behaviors. The ongoing connection between humans and crows—a cultural coevolution—has shaped both species for millions of years. And the characteristics of crows that allow this symbiotic relationship are language, delinquency, frolic, passion, wrath, risk-taking, and awareness—seven traits that humans find strangely familiar. Crows gather around their dead, warn of impending doom, recognize people, commit murder of other crows, lure fish and birds to their death, swill coffee, drink beer, turn on lights to stay warm, design and use tools, use cars as nutcrackers, windsurf and sled to play, and work in tandem to spray soft cheese out of a can. Their marvelous brains allow them to think, plan, and reconsider their actions. With its abundance of funny, awe-inspiring, and poignant stories, Gifts of the Crow portrays creatures who are nothing short of amazing. A testament to years of painstaking research and careful observation, this fully illustrated, riveting work is a thrilling look at one of nature’s most wondrous creatures.


Raven Brings Back the Sun

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Raven Brings Back the Sun

Author: Suzanne I Barchers

Publisher: Red Chair Press

ISBN: 1939656826

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Book Summary: In the far north of Canada, daylight disappears for much of the year. This Inuit legend describes how the First People of Canada explained the sun's return to their remote lands.


Proud Raven, Panting Wolf

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Proud Raven, Panting Wolf

Author: Emily L. Moore

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295743948

Genre: History

Page: 296

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Book Summary: Among Southeast Alaska�s best-known tourist attractions are its totem parks, showcases for monumental wood sculptures by Tlingit and Haida artists. Although the art form is centuries old, the parks date back only to the waning years of the Great Depression, when the US government reversed its policy of suppressing Native practices and began to pay Tlingit and Haida communities to restore older totem poles and move them from ancestral villages into parks designed for tourists. Dramatically altering the patronage and display of historic Tlingit and Haida crests, this New Deal restoration project had two key aims: to provide economic aid to Native people during the Depression and to recast their traditional art as part of America�s heritage. Less evident is why Haida and Tlingit people agreed to lend their crest monuments to tourist attractions at a time when they were battling the US Forest Service for control of their traditional lands and resources. Drawing on interviews and government records, as well as the totem poles themselves, Emily Moore shows how Tlingit and Haida leaders were able to channel the New Deal promotion of Native art as national art into an assertion of their cultural and political rights. Just as they had for centuries, the poles affirmed the ancestral ties of Haida and Tlingit lineages to their lands.


Myths and Folk-tales of the Russians, Western Slavs, and Magyars

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Myths and Folk-tales of the Russians, Western Slavs, and Magyars

Author: Jeremiah Curtin

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN:

Genre: Fiction

Page: 435

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Book Summary: "Myths and Folk-tales of the Russians, Western Slavs, and Magyars" by Jeremiah Curtin. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Being of the Angels of the 30 Aethyrs: The Vision and the Voice

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Being of the Angels of the 30 Aethyrs: The Vision and the Voice

Author: The Master Therion

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465580115

Genre: ,

Page: N.A

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The Son of the Wolf

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The Son of the Wolf

Author: Jack London

Publisher: MVP

ISBN: 2291073311

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 150

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Book Summary: Jack London gained his first and most lasting fame as the author of tales of the Klondike gold rush. This, his first collection of stories, draws on his experience in the Yukon. The stories tell of gambles won and lost, of endurance and sacrifice, and often turn on the qualities of exceptional women and on the relations between the white adventurers and the native tribes.


Wolf and the Dove

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Wolf and the Dove

Author: Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061758663

Genre: Fiction

Page: 512

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Book Summary: From New York Times bestselling author Kathleen E. Woodiwiss comes one of her most beloved romances... The Wolf Noble Aislinn grieves as the Iron Wolf and his minions storm through her beloved Darkenwald. And she burns with malice for the handsome Norman savage who would enslave her. . .even as she aches to know the rapture of the conqueror's kiss. The Dove For the first time ever, mighty Wulfgar has been vanquished - and by a bold and beautiful princess of Saxon blood. He must have the chaste, sensuous enchantress who is sworn to his destruction. And he will risk life itself to nurture with tender passion a glorious union born in the blistering heat of hatred and war.


Popular Tales from the Norse

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Popular Tales from the Norse

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN:

Genre: Fiction

Page: 408

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Book Summary: "Popular Tales from the Norse" by Anonymous (translated by Sir George Webbe Dasent). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


A New York Knight

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A New York Knight

Author: Carson M. Berger

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1532066066

Genre: Fiction

Page: 136

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Book Summary: Geoffrey A. C. Lakson, Knight of New York, is a problem solver who must ensure that two separate yet conjoined worlds of great and terrible magic do not mix. While running his private detective business, Lakson does his best to keep the magical and mortal worlds apart, despite the fact that he despises his duty with every fiber of his being. When NYPD Detective Matilda Moran calls Lakson to the scene of a Wall Street massacre, he notices that the goblin word for debt has been written in blood on a wall. Certain that whoever committed the brutal murders will not stop, Lakson has no choice but to fulfill his charge once more. After he pledges to hold the person accountable for such a blatant and savage disregard of the Unwritten Laws, Lakson is pulled into a web of greed, betrayal, lust, and—above all else—murder. But when all is said and done, will he find redemption and growth or will he have already sacrificed too much to change? A New York Knight is the story of a man, broken by time and circumstance, who must fulfill a duty he despises, all while keeping his inner demons at bay.