The Raven by Derek Ratcliffe
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Well-known throughout the Northern Hemisphere, the raven has a prominent place in myth, legend and history. Focusing on the raven's ecology in the UK, this text presents a summary of the state of knowledge regarding the raven's natural history, describing its present distribution, habitat requirements, call, feeding habits, social behaviour and population centres. An emphasis is placed on the long association of the bird with humans, and useful comparisons of the Northern Hemisphere species are made.
 

About Derek Ratcliffe

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The late Derek Ratcliffe made annual visits to study nature in Lapland over his last fourteen years. He served as chief scientist of Britain's Nature Conservancy Council and was the author of several highly acclaimed books, including "The Peregrine Falcon." In the 1960s, he was the first to discover that pesticides were causing the eggshell thinning in birds of prey that had brought about their catastrophic decline in Europe and North America. Chris Rose began his journalism career at the Washington Post, and in 1984 became a columnist for the New Orleans Times-Picayune. After Hurricane Katrina and the devastating breaks in the Corps of Engineers levees, the most prevalent topic of his column became, rather than Britney Spears trivia, how Orleanians dealt (or failed to deal) with all the losses. In early 2006, he complied many of his first post-storm columns into a book, One Dead in Attic, which was picked up and expanded by Simon & Schuster in 2007, an extraordinary occurrence for a self-published work. The book was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and Rose won a Pulitzer for his contributions to the Times-Picayune's Public Service Award.
 
Published January 1, 1997 by T & A D Poyser. 348 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Science & Math, History, Travel.

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