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In the Company of Crows and Ravens

By John M. Marzluff,Tony Angell
  • ISBN Code: : 9780300135268
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 408
  • Category : Nature
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“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.

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  • Pdf File: a-gathering-of-shadows.pdf

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author V.E. Schwab "Addictive and immersive, A Gathering of Shadows cements this series as a must-read." —Entertainment Weekly, grade A Four months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell's possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland's dying body through the rift, and into Black London. In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games-an extravagant international competition of magic, meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries-a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port. But while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life, and those who were thought to be forever gone have returned. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night reappears in the morning, and so it seems Black London has risen again-and so to keep magic's balance, another London must fall...in V.E. Schwab's A Gathering of Shadows. Shades of Magic series 1. A Darker Shade of Magic 2. A Gathering of Shadows 3. A Conjuring of Light At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Blood Red

By James Moore
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1440619123
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 424
  • Pdf File: blood-red.pdf

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Welcome to Black Stone Bay, Rhode Island, a picturesque town full of charm and beloved holiday traditions. But this Halloween there’s a chill in the air that has nothing to do with autumn. And with it comes a murder of crows casting a shadow on each house, one by one. It’s an omen of things to come, ushering in the arrival of a stranger to Black Stone Bay—a stranger with an insatiable thirst, and a terrible plan for a night no one is meant to survive.

Crow Call

By Lois Lowry
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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 0545337623
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 295
  • Pdf File: crow-call.pdf

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Two-time Newbery medalist Lois Lowry has crafted a beautiful picture book about the power of longing and the importance of reconnection between a girl and her father in post-WWII America.This is the story of young Liz, her father, and their strained relationship. Dad has been away at WWII for longer than she can remember, and they begin their journey of reconnection through a hunting shirt, cherry pie, tender conversation, and the crow call. This allegorical story shows how, like the birds gathering above, the relationship between the girl and her father is graced with the chance to fly.

Wildwood

By Colin Meloy
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062093533
  • Total of Pages : 576
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 497
  • Pdf File: wildwood.pdf

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For fans of the Chronicles of Narnia comes the first book in the Wildwood Chronicles, the New York Times bestselling fantasy adventure series by Colin Meloy, lead singer of the Decemberists, and Carson Ellis, acclaimed illustrator of The Mysterious Benedict Society. Wildwood captivates readers with the wonder and thrill of a secret world within the landscape of a modern city. It feels at once firmly steeped in the classics of children's literature and completely fresh. The story is told from multiple points of view, and the book features more than eighty illustrations, including six full-color plates, making this an absolutely gorgeous object. In Wildwood, Prue and her friend Curtis uncover a secret world in the midst of violent upheaval—a world full of warring creatures, peaceable mystics, and powerful figures with the darkest intentions. And what begins as a rescue mission becomes something much greater as the two friends find themselves entwined in a struggle for the very freedom of this wilderness. A wilderness the locals call Wildwood. The bestselling trilogy from Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis consists of Wildwood, Under Wildwood, and Wildwood Imperium.

Crowbones

By Anne Bishop
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0593337352
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 321
  • Pdf File: crowbones.pdf

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In this engrossing and gripping fantasy set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Others series, an inn owner and her friends must find a killer—before it’s too late.… Crowbones will gitcha if you don’t watch out! Deep in the territory controlled by the Others—shape-shifters, vampires, and even deadlier paranormal beings—Vicki DeVine has made a new life for herself running The Jumble, a rustic resort. When she decides to host a gathering of friends and guests for Trickster Night, at first everything is going well between the humans and the Others. But then someone arrives dressed as Crowbones, the Crowgard bogeyman. When the impostor is killed along with a shape-shifting Crow, and the deaths are clearly connected, everyone fears that the real Crowbones may have come to The Jumble—and that could mean serious trouble. To “encourage” humans to help them find some answers, the Elders and Elementals close all the roads, locking in suspects and victims alike. Now Vicki, human police chief Grimshaw, vampire lawyer Ilya Sanguinati, and the rest of their friends have to figure out who is manipulating events designed to pit humans against Others—and who may have put Vicki DeVine in the crosshairs of a powerful hunter.

Bone Deep

By David Wiltse
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  • Publisher : Graymalkin Media
  • Book Code : 1631680552
  • Total of Pages : 340
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 570
  • Pdf File: bone-deep.pdf

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A bone washes up in a small Connecticut town, and lands at John Becker’s feet. It takes three months of rain for the bone to float up from its hiding place. It drifts to the door of a local housewife, who puts in a panicked call to the local police. The chief takes the call himself, and happens to bring John Becker along. Becker, a former FBI agent known nationwide for killing serial killers, has come here to get away from murder, but the bone washes up like a message in a bottle—a message that says death has found him again. The bone is human, with saw marks on either end, and it draws Becker into a gory game of cat and mouse. The killer, who calls himself Captain Luv, seduces every woman he can, and murders a select few. To find him, Becker will have to think like a madman—a part he plays all too well.

Empire of Dust

By Eleanor Herman
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1459294874
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 679
  • Pdf File: empire-of-dust.pdf

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In Macedon, war rises like smoke, forbidden romance blooms and ancient magic tempered with rage threatens to turn an empire to dust After winning his first battle, Prince Alexander fights to become the ruler his kingdom demands—but the line between leader and tyrant blurs with each new threat. Meanwhile, Hephaestion, cast aside by Alexander for killing the wrong man, must conceal the devastating secret of a divine prophecy from Katerina even as the two of them are thrust together on a dangerous mission to Egypt. The warrior, Jacob, determined to forget his first love, vows to eradicate the ancient Blood Magics and believes that royal prisoner Cynane holds the key to Macedon's undoing. And in chains, the Persian princess Zofia still longs to find the Spirit Eaters, but first must grapple with the secrets of her handsome—and deadly—captor. New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Herman entwines the real scandals of history with epic fantasy to reimagine the world's most brilliant ruler, Alexander the Great, in the second book of the Blood of Gods and Royals series.

Gaia 2045

By Susan Reintjes
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  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Book Code : 1982253487
  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 577
  • Pdf File: gaia-2045.pdf

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It is 2045 and fifteen-year-old Gaia has lived her whole life in a secret Naturist Compound built to guard and nurture insect species in danger of extinction. The combined efforts of the Ext-Pest Corporation and the government have plotted to exterminate all insect species in favor of chemical and robotic pollination. The Great Extermination began in 2030, with Gaia’s mother leading the Naturist Cause, but after her mother’s mysterious disappearance on a mission, Gaia is selected to navigate hostile forces to deliver one of the last queen bees to Scotland. Gifted in sentient communication and never exposed to any technology, Gaia must travel under a false identity guarding all thoughts of her secret life from the Mind Inquisitors. The world outside the Compound is beyond Gaia’s wildest imaginings and filled with danger and unexpected help from kindred spirits, human and nonhuman.

Storytelling

By Josepha Sherman
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317459385
  • Total of Pages : 910
  • Category : History
  • Members : 265
  • Pdf File: storytelling.pdf

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Storytelling is an ancient practice known in all civilizations throughout history. Characters, tales, techniques, oral traditions, motifs, and tale types transcend individual cultures - elements and names change, but the stories are remarkably similar with each rendition, highlighting the values and concerns of the host culture. Examining the stories and the oral traditions associated with different cultures offers a unique view of practices and traditions."Storytelling: An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folklore" brings past and present cultures of the world to life through their stories, oral traditions, and performance styles. It combines folklore and mythology, traditional arts, history, literature, and festivals to present an overview of world cultures through their liveliest and most fascinating mode of expression. This appealing resource includes specific storytelling techniques as well as retellings of stories from various cultures and traditions.

Winging Home

By Harold Rhenisch
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  • Publisher : Brindle and Glass
  • Book Code : 1926972252
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 577
  • Pdf File: winging-home.pdf

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In British Columbia's remote and exotic Cariboo Plateau, "Everything is slow. Everything is happening at the same speed, which is no speed at all." Harold Rhenisch has spent eleven years watching birds every day from his house on the shore of 108 Lake—at this speed, but you wouldn’t know it from reading Winging Home. Known as "one of Canada's master prose stylists," Rhenisch dissects avian behaviour with the ear of a poet and the mouth of a standup comedian. His blackbirds are a jug band in full flight, his robins drunken bachelors on a jag, and his eagles decrepit, stumblebum scavengers. With lively illustrations by noted bird artist Tom Godin, Winging Home: A Palette of Birds is more than just writing about the natural world. It is a lyrical, evocative memoir of life in the Cariboo that crackles with humorous, often startling observations of birds and men set amidst the wild beauty of British Columbia.

Shadows of Revenge

By Ken R. Abell
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1625640935
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 581
  • Pdf File: shadows-of-revenge.pdf

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Shadows of Revenge continues the story that began with Days of Purgatory. The sequel is an adventure mystery set in and around Abilene, Kansas, in 1872. Deacon Coburn, a realist galvanized by his past, is startled when remnants of yesteryear track him down. Longing and brokenness are everywhere. A headstrong orphan girl seeks to live out her dreams; a childless widow pursues meaning; a reformed prostitute desires a return to her childhood faith; a young man makes tragic choices. It's a tale of hope and redemption. No matter how ugly our past, every individual can choose new beginnings. In the words of a stealthy drifter, Hope is always nearby, as sure as thunder follows lightning. Search your heart. Hope is there to lead you onward.