Crow

Crow - Animal

Paperback (04 Apr 2004)

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Publisher's Synopsis

Though not generally perceived as graceful, crows are remarkably so-a single curve undulates from the tip of the bird's beak to the end of its tail. They take flight almost without effort, flapping their wings easily and ascending into the air like spirits. Crow by Boria Sax is a celebration of the crow and its relatives in myth, literature, and life.

Sax takes readers into the history of crows, detailing how in a range of cultures, from the Chinese to the Hopi Indians, crows are bearers of prophecy. For example, thanks in part to the birds' courtship rituals, Greeks invoked crows as symbols of conjugal love. From the raven sent out by Noah to the corvid deities of the Eskimo, from Taoist legends to Victorian novels and contemporary films, Sax's book ranges across history and culture and will interest anyone who has ever been intrigued, puzzled, annoyed, or charmed by these wonderfully intelligent birds.

Book information

ISBN: 9781861891945
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Imprint: Reaktion Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 598.864
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 318g
Height: 189mm
Width: 135mm
Spine width: 9mm