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A Shadow Above: The Fall and Rise of the Raven

Binding: Paperback
List Price: $16.00
Our Price: $2.25 USD
Qty Avail: 39

ISBN: 9781472940292
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: English
Page Count: 272
Publication Date: 9/10/2019
Size: 7.77" l x 5.04" w x 0.71"
Series: N/A

The raven's hulking black shape has come to represent many things: death, all-seeing power, the underworld, and a wildness that remains deep within us. It occupies a unique place in British history and has left an indelible mark on our cultural landscape.

While so much of our wildlife is vanishing, ravens are returning to their former habitats after centuries of exile, moving back from their outposts at the very edge of the country to the city streets from which they once scavenged the bodies of the dead.

In A Shadow Above, Joe Shute follows ravens across their new hunting grounds, examining our complicated and challenging relationship with these birds. He meets people who live alongside the raven in conflict and peace, unpicks their fierce intelligence, and ponders what the raven's successful return might come to symbolise for humans in the dark times we now inhabit.

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