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Shade – A Story About A Very Smart Raven

 Shade; a story about a very smart raven Soaring gracefully through Sedona’s blue skies, ravens are fascinating birds to watch, and display a cleverness that can be, yes, almost human in its use to gain food and shelter. The tale is inspired by a true story that local resident Emily Cory shared with the author.

Emily based her master’s thesis on the feasibility of using ravens, much like canines, to assist search-and-rescue teams locate hikers lost in the desert.  Ravens are one of the smartest birds in the world, great at solving problems, and able to form strong bonds with humans. Shade; a story about a very smart raven, illustrates both the special intelligence of these beautiful birds, and the heart-warming connection possible between animals and humans.

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Shade, a Story of a Very Smart Raven” (ISBN: 9780615302539)

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The Un-Common Raven: one smart bird

The Un-Common Raven: one Smart Bird, this non-fiction title for older children, 6th grade and up, and adult bird lovers, describes the home territories of ravens, their physical characteristics, behavior and habits in obtaining food and shelter, mates, and family life. Relevant research is presented by well known raven researchers John Marzluff and Bernd Heinrich.  Illustrated with over 32 color photographs by Loren Haury, two charts and a map.  Includes a bibliography, glossary, and index.

John Marzluff stated that the book was “An engaging introduction to one of the world’s most fascinating and influential birds.”

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“The Un-Common Raven: one smart bird” (ISBN: 9780615731216)

 

Raven in Flight San Fransisco Peaks, Arizona

Raven in Flight San Fransisco Peaks, Arizona

Images for “The  Uncommon Raven: one smart bird” are from the collection of  photographer Loren Haury. Visit his website  lorenhaury.visualserver.com to see more
Intriguing photos of our raven friends.