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Ravens in Winter - by Bernd Heinrich (Paperback)

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  • "One of the most interesting discoveries I've seen in animal sociobiology in years.
  • Author(s): Bernd Heinrich
  • 400 Pages
  • Nature, Animals

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About the Book



Originally published: New York: Summit Books, 1989.



Book Synopsis



"One of the most interesting discoveries I've seen in animal sociobiology in years." --E.O. WilsonWhy do ravens, generally understood to be solitary creatures, share food between each other during winter? On the surface, there didn't appear to be any biological or evolutionary imperative behind the raven's willingness to share. The more Bernd Heinrich observed their habits, the more odd the bird's behavior became. What started as mere curiosity turned into an impassioned research project, and Ravens In Winter, the first research of its kind, explores the fascinating biological puzzle of the raven's rather unconventional social habits. "Bernd Heinrich is no ordinary biologist. He's the sort who combines formidable scientific rigor with a sense of irony and an unslaked, boyish enthusiasm for his subject, and who even at his current professorial age seems to do a lot of tree climbing in the line of research." --David Quammen, The New York Times
Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x 1.1 Inches (D)
Weight: .8 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 400
Genre: Nature
Sub-Genre: Animals
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Theme: Birds
Format: Paperback
Author: Bernd Heinrich
Language: English
Street Date: October 7, 2014
TCIN: 15844510
UPC: 9781476794563
Item Number (DPCI): 248-88-5526
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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