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Ravensong: A Natural And Fabulous History Of Ravens And Crows [Paperback]

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Pages   208
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 9"
Weight:   0.65 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 13, 2005
Publisher   Tarcher
Age  18
ISBN  1585423572  
EAN  9781585423576  
UPC  619580014958  


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From the raven's role as trickster in Native American religion to its capacity to captivate ornithologists and biologists, the raven is an archetype in myth, dream, song, and ritual. In this beautifully illustrated study, Catherine Feher-Elston looks at ravens and crows in the contexts of Native American folklore, history, and science. Through interviews with Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest and other native peoples, and drawing on the most recent ornithological research, Feher-Elston offers a well-rounded consideration of this enigmatic species, bringing to light its roles as messenger, symbol, harbinger, and totem.

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From the raven's role as trickster in Native American religion to its capacity to captivate ornithologists and biologists, the raven is an archetype in myth, dream, song, and ritual.

In this beautifully illustrated study, Catherine Feher-Elston looks at ravens and crows in the contexts of Native American folklore, history, and science. Through interviews with Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest and other native peoples, and drawing on the most recent ornithological research, Feher-Elston offers a well-rounded consideration of this enigmatic species, bringing to light its roles as messenger, symbol, harbinger, and totem.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! An archaeologist and historian, Catherine Feher-Elston has lived and worked among many of the world's indigenous peoples. She is the author of Wolfsong: A Natural and Fabulous History of Wolves. Feher Elston currently lives high above the Stillwater River in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana. She is the chair of communications at Chief Dull Knife college, where she directs the Little Wolf Writing and History Center.
Illustrator Lawrence Ormsby's and designer Carole Thickstun's award-winning work has appeared in books and trail guides for more than thirty national parks. Ormsby's artwork, including original etchings and lithographs, is featured on www.ormsbythickstun.com.

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Ravens and crows from a literary standpoint  Jan 19, 2007
Not a book to read if you are seeking more science than legend.
 
Great illustrations!  Nov 5, 2006
This is a good book for people who want to learn about ravens and crows. For more knowledgable readers, there's not much new information, but it's a very nicely written book. The black and white illustrations are special, however, and the book makes a good addition to any bird library for that reason--they beautifully capture the 'crowness' of these magnificient birds.
 
well intentioned but useless  Jul 25, 2006
This is a book by someone who obviously loves corvids but is unequipped for realizing the task she set herself. The "fabulous" part of the book deals with old world history in two sentences, spending the rest of the space on folksy retellings of stories from Native American traditions. The "natural" part of the history is anecdotal, sentimentalized and inadequate. Other works serve far better for each of this one's stated purposes.
 
I admit I was irritated...  Jun 6, 2006
when I first began reading this book. I expected that this book was going to be a mix of scientific report and anecdotal evidence illustrating the intelligence of ravens. I was wrong.

As I began to read through Feher-Elston's story, I was annoyed by her persistence in discussing religion and spirituality in connection with the raven. However, as I read on, I found myself more and more reluctant to set this book down. Before I knew it, I was reading on voraciously, completely consumed by the story.

Feher-Elston very successfully weaves together science, history, and spirituality, guiding the reader through many different and equally important perspectives on these birds. Through her exploration of the importance of Raven in Native American religion, the ghost dance, and creation stories, it feels as if one somehow begins to grasp the gravity of this bird through the wisdom of ages of man.

Folded into this story of history and legend, are the modern scientific truths of these birds. The author offers the reader the benefit of humanity's whole history of observations of these birds, and layers it with modern scientific knowledge. Through this book, the reader is left with a greater scientific and emotional understanding of the both the corvid, and of all of man's hopes and fears that it embodies.
 
justice for ravens  Apr 1, 2005
Several books have been published exploring the amazing intellignce of ravens, and ravens also appear in various books on mythology, but you can't do justice to ravens until you combine both perspectives, both their real lives and why they have appealed to the human imagination. This book finally puts everything together, the biology and the mythology, the raven psychology and the human psychology, and that's why it deserves to be called Ravensong, for it is a song, a tribute to the complete creature.
 

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