Crow Planet by Lyanda Lynn Haupt
Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness

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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.

About Lyanda Lynn Haupt

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Lyanda Lynn Haupt has created and directed educational programs for Seattle Audubon, worked in raptor rehabilitation in Vermont, and as a seabird researcher for the Fish and Wildlife Service in the remote tropical Pacific. She is the author of Pilgrim on the Great Bird Continent and Rare Encounters with Ordinary Birds (winner of the 2002 Washington State Book Award). Her writing has appeared in Image, Open Spaces, Wild Earth, Conservation Biology Journal, Birdwatcher's Digest, and the Prairie Naturalist. She lives in West Seattle with her husband and daughter.
Published July 8, 2009 by Little, Brown and Company. 252 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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A self-described posthippie ecofeminist offers a quiet, genial book of "hopeful possibility" amid the current ecological crisis.

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Everything you always wanted to know about crows but were afraid to ask.

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Oregon Live

In her new book, "Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom From the Urban Wilderness," Seattle writer Lyanda Lynn Haupt offers the crow as a subject for our attention, not simply to raise awareness about an intriguing species suffering consistent misunderstanding and prejudice, but to help us find our place...

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Through their stories and her own unquenchable curiosity about life around her, Haupt engages us in the lives of crows, teaches us how to observe and study nature in our backyards, and shows what contemplating crows and other urban-but-still-wild neighbors reveals about our own species and the wa...

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