Crow (Book, 2017) []
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Author: Boria Sax
Publisher: [London, UK] : Reaktion Books, [2017] ©2003
Series: Animal (Reaktion Books)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New editionView all editions and formats
This classic Reaktion title, now available in B-format, 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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Boria Sax
ISBN: 9781780238425 1780238428
OCLC Number: 966257666
Notes: Originally published: 2003 (Animal (Reaktion Books)). Reprinted with corrections 2007, 2010, 2012, 2015. This edition published 2017. With new preface.
Description: 184 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Preface to the new edition --
Introduction --
Mesopotamia --
Egypt, Greece and Rome --
The European Middle Ages and Renaissance --
Asia --
Native American culture --
The romantic era --
Lord of the crows --
The twentieth century and beyond.
Series Title: Animal (Reaktion Books)
Responsibility: Boria Sax.


A classic account of the crow, now available in B-format paperback. Boria Sax looks at the crow in myth, literature and life, from Noah's raven to films such as The Crow.  Read more...


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'Sax's book roams divertingly over the scientific and cultural history of the "corvid" family, which includes the carrion crow, the raven, the rook and the jackdaw, tracing ambivalent responses to Read more...

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