Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans, Tony Angell
  • List: $17.99  |  Sale: $12.59
    Club: $8.99
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans

Author: Tony Angell, John Marzluff

Narrator: Danny Campbell

Unabridged: 8 hr 15 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Published: 06/05/2012

Genre: Nature - Birds & Birdwatching

Includes: Bonus PDF

Synopsis

New research indicates that crows are among the brightest animals in the world. And professor of Wildlife Science at the University of Washington John Marzluff has done some of the most extraordinary research on crows, which has been featured in The New York Times, National Geographic, and the Chicago Tribune, as well as on NPR and PBS. Now he teams up with artist and fellow naturalist Tony Angell to offer an in-depth look at these incredible creatures—in a book that is brimming with surprises.Redefining the notion of "bird brain," crows and ravens are often called feathered apes because of their clever tool-making and their ability to respond to environmental challenges, including those posed by humans. Indeed, their long lives, social habits, and large complex brains allow them to observe and learn from us and our social gatherings. Their marvelous brains allow crows to think, plan, and reconsider their actions. In these and other enthralling revelations, Marzluff and Angell portray creatures that are nothing short of amazing: they play, bestow gifts on people who help or feed them, use cars as nutcrackers, seek revenge on animals that harass them, are tricksters that lure birds to their deaths, and dream. The authors marvel at crows' behavior that we humans would find strangely familiar, from delinquency and risk taking to passion and frolic. A testament to years of painstaking research, this riveting work is a thrilling look at one of nature's most wondrous creatures.

Recommended

Cradle to Cradle Remaking the Way We Make Things, William McDonough
Cradle to Cradle
by William McDonough

List: $15.99

Sale: $11.20

Club: $7.99

Narrator: Stephen Hoye
Published: 08/11/2008

The Stranger in the Woods The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit, Michael Finkel
The Stranger in the Woods
by Michael Finkel

List: $17.50

Sale: $12.25

Club: $8.75

Narrator: Mark Bramhall
Published: 03/07/2017

The Soul of an Octopus A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness, Sy Montgomery
The Soul of an Octopus
by Sy Montgomery

List: $24.99

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Sy Montgomery
Published: 05/12/2015

The Perfect Storm A True Story of Men Against the Sea, Sebastian Junger
The Perfect Storm
by Sebastian Junger

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Richard Davidson
Published: 01/07/2000

To See Every Bird on Earth A Father, a Son, and a Lifelong Obsession, Dan Koeppel
To See Every Bird on Earth
by Dan Koeppel

List: $24.99

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.49

Narrator: John McDonough
Published: 03/11/2008
{"id":"983742","ean":"9781452677712","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans","subtitle":"How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans","author":"Tony Angell","rating_average":"0","narrator":"Danny Campbell","ubr_id":"983742","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"17.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"10.79","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Danny Campbell","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 7 hr 50 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}