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Book Club: In the Company of Crows and Ravens

The Portland Audubon Book Club meets in the Portland Audubon Interpretive Center on the third Wednesday of every month for a fun and informal discussion.

Pick up your copy of the month’s book in the Nature Store for a 20% discount to members. The book club is open to everyone! To see updates, as well as current and upcoming books, visit our Meetup page.

Interested? Please RSVP to Pat Gorman at gormanp@gmail.com.

In the Company of Crows and Raven, by John M. Marzluff and Tony Agnell

From 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. 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. As the authors state in their preface: “Crows and people share similar traits and social strategies. To a surprising extent, to know the crow is to know ourselves.”

Details

Date:
January 15
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Venue

Portland Audubon – Interpretive Center
5151 NW Cornell Road
Portland, OR 97210 United States
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Phone:
503-292-6855
Website:
audubonportland.org
Cost:
Free