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  • Avian Ecology and Conservation in an Urbanizing World

    By John M. Marzluff

    Our Price: $249.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781461356004
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: April 2013
    One of the most striking and persistent ways humans dominate Earth is by changing land-cover as we settle a region. Much of our ecological understanding about this process comes from studies of birds, yet the existing literature is scattered, mostly decades old, and rarely synthesized or standardized. The twenty-seven contributions authored by leaders in the fields of avian and urban ecology present a unique summary of current research on birds in settled environments ranging from wildlands to exurban, rural to urban. Ecologists, land managers, wildlife managers, evolutionary ecologists, urban planners, landscape architects, and conservation biologists will find our information useful because we address the conservation and evolutionary implications of urban life from an ecological and planning perspective. Graduate students in these fields also will find the volume to be a useful summary and synthesis of current research, extant literature, and prescriptions for future work. All interested in human-driven land-cover changes will benefit from a perusal of this book because we present high altitude photographs of each study area.
  • Avian Ecology and Conservation in an Urbanizing World

    By John M. Marzluff

    Our Price: $279.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780792374589
    • Publisher: Springer
    • Published: August 2001
  • Dog Days, Raven Nights

    By John M. Marzluff

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780300192476
    • Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
    • Published: March 2013
    Describes a 1988 three-year scientific project which studied the behavior of the common raven in western Maine, discussing the discoveries about ravens that resulted from the research as well as the personal experiences of the scientists involved.
  • In the Company of Crows and Ravens

    By John M. Marzluff

    Our Price: $22.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780300122558
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: June 2007
    ?Crows and people share similar traits and social strategies. To a surprising extent, to know the crow is to know ourselves.”?from the PrefaceFrom the cave walls at Lascaux to the last painting by Van Gogh, from the works of Shakespeare to those of Mark Twain, there is clear evidence that crows and ravens influence human culture. Yet this influence is not unidirectional, say the authors of this fascinating book: people profoundly influence crow culture, ecology, and evolution as well.John Marzluff and Tony Angell examine the often surprising ways that crows and humans interact. The authors contend that those interactions reflect a process of ?cultural coevolution.” They offer a challenging new view of the human-crow dynamic?a view that may change our thinking not only about crows but also about ourselves.Featuring more than 100 original drawings, the book takes a close look at the influences people have had on the lives of crows throughout history and at the significant ways crows have altered human lives. In the Company of Crows and Ravens illuminates the entwined histories of crows and people and concludes with an intriguing discussion of the crow-human relationship and how our attitudes toward crows may affect our cultural trajectory.

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