By John M. Marzluff
“Crows and folks percentage comparable features and social suggestions. To a stunning quantity, to understand the crow is to grasp ourselves.”—from the PrefaceFrom the cave partitions at Lascaux to the final portray by way of Van Gogh, from the works of Shakespeare to these of Mark Twain, there's transparent proof that crows and ravens impression human tradition. but this effect isn't unidirectional, say the authors of this attention-grabbing booklet: humans profoundly effect crow tradition, ecology, and evolution as well.John Marzluff and Tony Angell research the customarily wonderful ways in which crows and people have interaction. The authors contend that these interactions replicate a strategy of “cultural coevolution.” they give a tough new view of the human-crow dynamic—a view which may swap our considering not just approximately crows but in addition approximately ourselves.Featuring greater than a hundred unique drawings, the booklet takes a detailed examine the affects humans have had at the lives of crows all through heritage and on the major methods crows have altered human lives. within the Company of Crows and Ravens illuminates the entwined histories of crows and folks and concludes with an fascinating dialogue of the crow-human dating and the way our attitudes towards crows may perhaps have an effect on our cultural trajectory.