Crow

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.

Crow

Crow

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.

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Crow
Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: Boria Sax
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-04-04 - Publisher: Reaktion Books

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
Life Histories of North American [birds].: Jays, crows and titmice
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Arthur Cleveland Bent
Categories: Birds
Type: BOOK - Published: 1946 - Publisher:

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Jim Crow's Vagaries, or, Black flights of fancy: containing a choice collection of nigger melodies. To which is added, the erratic life of Jim Crow
Language: en
Pages: 24
Authors: Jim Crow
Categories: African Americans
Type: BOOK - Published: 1840 - Publisher:

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The Crows of Deliverance
Language: en
Pages: 183
Authors: Nirmal Verma
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher:

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Crow's-nest Farm
Language: en
Pages: 282
Authors: Julia Addison
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1861 - Publisher:

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