Item description for The Raven: Soaring Through History, Legend, & Lore by Lynn Hassler...
No other bird evokes more myth, mystery, and misinformation.
Ravens have sparked the interest and imagination of mankind for centuries. Mentioned in the Bible, they also figure in the art, literature, and folklore of many different cultures, sometimes as tricksters or cheaters, sometimes as symbols of danger, death, and wisdom. For centuries, Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest revered the raven and considered it to be the creator of the earth, moon, sun, and stars---perhaps because these inky black birds are extremely intelligent. They are also accomplished vocalists, acrobatic fliers, and survivors of heat, cold, and city life. Skillfully mixing storytelling with science, birder and author Lynn Hassler unravels the mysteries of the legendary raven in this very engaging book. 60 color & b/w photos.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.9" Width: 5" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Jul 8, 2008
Publisher Rio Nuevo
ISBN 1933855134 ISBN13 9781933855134
Availability 0 units.
More About Lynn Hassler
Lynn Hassler is the author of several nature books, including Birds of the American Southwest, Hummingbirds of the American West, Gambel's Quail, and Roadrunners. She worked for the Tucson Botanical Gardens for 14 years covering a variety of job responsibilities, including Nursery Manager, Director of Education, and Director of Horticulture. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.