Crow Planet

Crow Planet

Essential Wisdom From the Urban Wilderness

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Baker & Taylor
A scholarly tribute to crow life and mythology by a bird resuscitator who has worked for Seattle Audubon and the Fish and Wildlife Service explains how increasing crow populations are reflecting various ecological imbalances while providing opportunities to connect with the animal world.

Book News
Illustrated with lovely b&w woodcuts by Daniel Cautrell, Haupt's book is part memoir, part musing on the challenges, common thinking, and realities of interacting with nature while living in a city. Based on her own study of the crows of Seattle and including many personal anecdotes about her own family, Haupt's text does not answer any questions so much as draw attention to various issues that arise from human's fraught relationship with the natural world. An accessible read, the work concludes with a bibliography, but is not indexed. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Hachette Book Group
There are more crows now than ever. Their abundance is both an indicator of ecological imbalance and a generous opportunity to connect with the animal world. CROW PLANET reminds us that we do not need to head to faraway places to encounter "nature." Rather, even in the suburbs and cities where we live we are surrounded by wild life such as crows, and through observing them we can enhance our appreciation of the world's natural order. CROW PLANET richly weaves Haupt's own "crow stories" as well as scientific and scholarly research and the history and mythology of crows, culminating in a book that is sure to make readers see the world around them in a very different way.

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& Taylor

A scholarly tribute to crow life and mythology explains how increasing crow populations are reflecting various ecological imbalances while providing opportunities to connect with the animal world.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, and Co., 2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316019101
Branch Call Number: 598.864 HAUPT

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joebuglione
Aug 29, 2016

this book is more about Munroe than crows

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ms_mustard
Apr 20, 2016

I don't see many crows where I live, but this book has motivated me to be more observant about nature in general.

Haupt shares her struggles and joys along with her observations about crows.

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toadrules22
Aug 28, 2012

I disagree with bbermingham's description of the narration as "the smug self-satisfied tone of an uptight Seattleite". This sounds like a reader with an unreasonable chip on his/her shoulder. By all means read "Gift of the Crow" ...but it is a another book. Read both!

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bsevertsen
Aug 09, 2012

Read "Gift of the Crow" by Marzluff instead. This book is mostly an autobiography of Haupt and unfortunately her narration has the smug self-satisfied tone of an uptight Seattleite. She uses some of Marzluff's research in the text, go straight to the source instead.

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