Crow

Crows are among the most ubiquitous of birds, yet, without being in the least exotic, they remain mysterious. This book is a survey of crows, ravens, magpies and their relatives in myth, literature and life.

Crow

Crow

Though people generally do not think of them in such terms, crows are remarkably graceful: from the tip of a crow’s beak to the end of its tail is a single curve, which changes rhythmically as the crow turns its head or bends toward the ground. Foraging on their long, powerful legs, crows appear to glide over the earth; they take flight almost without effort, flapping their wings easily, ascending into the air like spirits. Nevertheless, the whiskers around their beaks and an apparent smile make crows, in a scruffy sort of way, endearingly "human". In a vast range of cultures from the Chinese to the Hopi Indians, crows are bearers of prophecy. Because of their courtship dances and monogamous unions, the Greeks invoked crows at weddings as symbols of conjugal love. Crows are among the most ubiquitous of birds, yet, without being in the least exotic, they remain mysterious. This book is a survey of crows, ravens, magpies and their relatives in myth, literature and life. It ranges from the raven sent out by Noah to the corvid deities of the Eskimo, to Taoist legends, Victorian novels and contemporary films. It will be of interest to all people who have 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: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Reaktion Books

Though people generally do not think of them in such terms, crows are remarkably graceful: from the tip of a crow’s beak to the end of its tail is a single curve, which changes rhythmically as the crow turns its head or bends toward the ground. Foraging on their long,
The Crow and Its Relation to Man
Language: en
Pages: 93
Authors: Edwin Richard Kalmbach
Categories: Crows
Type: BOOK - Published: 1918 - Publisher:

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Sale of Crow Indian Lands
Language: en
Pages: 274
Authors: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Special Subcommittee on Indian Affairs
Categories: Crow Indian Reservation (Mont.)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1958 - Publisher:

Committee Serial No. 20. Considers legislation to eliminate acreage restrictions on the sale of Crow Indian lands and validate land conveyances previously made in violation of the Act. Hearings were held at Crow Indian Reservation, Mont. Considers (85) H.R. 2381, (85) H.R. 7255, (85) S. 332.
The Really Groovy Story of the Tortoise and the Hare
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Kristyn Crow
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-11 - Publisher: Open Road Media

Deep inside the city was a hip and happy hare. He was zippy, sometimes lippy, takin’ taxis everywhere. Way out in the country was a tortoise calm and cool. He was quite the mellow fellow chillin’ out beside the pool. Kids will love to move and groove with this dynamic
Adjustments in Connection with the Crow Irrigation Project, Crow Indian Reservation, Mont
Language: en
Pages: 172
Authors: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Indian Affairs
Categories: Crow Indian Reservation (Mont.)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1946 - Publisher:

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