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“Crows and other people percentage comparable features and social suggestions. To a stunning volume, to understand the crow is to understand ourselves.”—from the PrefaceFrom the cave partitions at Lascaux to the final portray by means of Van Gogh, from the works of Shakespeare to these of Mark Twain, there's transparent proof that crows and ravens effect human tradition. but this impact isn't unidirectional, say the authors  of this attention-grabbing e-book: humans profoundly impression crow tradition, ecology, and evolution as well.John Marzluff and Tony Angell study the customarily dazzling ways in which crows and people have interaction. The authors contend that these interactions replicate a means of “cultural coevolution.” they provide a hard new view of the human-crow dynamic—a view which may switch our considering not just approximately crows but in addition approximately ourselves.Featuring greater than a hundred unique drawings, the ebook takes an in depth 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 other people and concludes with an interesting dialogue of the crow-human courting and the way our attitudes towards crows may perhaps impact our cultural trajectory.

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The volume’s editor, Sven Dupré, a historian of Renaissance optics, summarizes the conclusions of the contributors. It makes the Hockney–Falco theory “extremely unlikely as far as its application for the period before the first textual reference to image projection around 1550 is concerned”, he writes. This well-written volume may close the door on the Hockney–Falco tracing thesis. But it should also prove a good resource, especially for optical scientists lacking a background in the history of art or science, from which to explore optics in the early Renaissance.

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