Dog Days, Raven Nights (Paperback)
  • Dog Days, Raven Nights (Paperback)
zoom

Dog Days, Raven Nights (Paperback)

(author), (author), (illustrator), (foreword)
£14.99
Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 05/04/2013
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

Twenty years ago, fresh out of graduate school and recently married, John and Colleen Marzluff left Arizona for a small cabin in the mountains of western Maine. Their mission: to conduct the first-ever extensive study of the winter ecology of the Common Raven under the tutelage of biologist Bernd Heinrich.

Drawing on field notes and personal diaries, they vividly and eloquently chronicle their three-year endeavor to research a mysterious and often misunderstood bird-assembling a gigantic aviary, climbing sentry trees, building bird blinds in the forest, capturing and sustaining 300 ravens as study subjects, and enduring harsh Maine winters in pursuit of their goal. They also shared the unique challenges and joys of raising, training, and racing the sled dogs that assisted them in their work.

Accompanied by Evon Zerbetz's lovely linocut illustrations, Dog Days, Raven Nights is a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at the adventures of field science and an insightful exploration of the nature of relationships, both animal and human.

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300192476
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 658 g
Dimensions: 235 x 178 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Full of the grittiness of experimental persistence-and the splendour of ravens and dogs-this is a warm tale of wonderful science."-Patricia Churchland, Nature -- Patricia Churchland * Nature *
"This remarkable husband-and-wife account of pathbreaking wildlife research in the snows of Maine whisks the reader along on a rare and spirited adventure into three interlocking worlds-avian, canine, and deeply human."-Ivan Doig, author of This House of Sky -- Ivan Doig
"This is also a book of great fascination and even of beauty......Dog Days, Raven Nights is a work of science but it is also a book about research as adventure and as a strange, deeply enriching kind of human fulfilment."-Mark Cocker, Times Literary Supplement -- Mark Cocker * Times Literary Supplement *
"Fascinating and beautifully written book. . . . They give a good account of their studies, and while theydon't claim to have found definitive answers to all questions, they have 'opened the door' to future research. And they've opened another door, as hoped, welcoming a wide reading audience too."-Irene Wanner, The Seattle Times -- Irene Wanner * The Seattle Times *

You may also be interested in...

Seashaken Houses
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
Journeys to the Other Side of the World
Added to basket
The Seabird's Cry
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Secret Life of Cows
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Pebbles on the Beach
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.49
Paperback
The Hedgehog Handbook
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback
The Living Mountain
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Food For Free
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
Dynasties
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Wilding
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
The Almanac
Added to basket
£10.00
Hardback
No. More. Plastic.
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
Adventures of a Young Naturalist
Added to basket
The Hidden Life of Trees
Added to basket
The Glorious Life of the Oak
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.