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Savage, Candace Sherk 1949-

Overview
Works: 55 works in 321 publications in 4 languages and 14,250 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Pictorial works  History  Anecdotes  Biography  Biography‡vAnecdotes 
Roles: Author, Creator, Composer, Editor
Classifications: QL696.P2367, 598.864
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Candace Sherk Savage
 
Most widely held works by Candace Sherk Savage
Aurora : the mysterious northern lights by Candace Sherk Savage( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Candace Savage explores the myth and science behind the aurora. She reveals the surprisingly common threads in the auroral traditions of distant cultures and follows the long, colorful, and sometimes fractious path that led scientists to the contemporary theory about the lights." "Savage cuts through the morass of geophysical data and mathematical formulae to give us a lucid and fascinating account of how the lights happen."--Jacket
Pelicans by Candace Sherk Savage( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and French and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the physical characteristics, habits, and habitats of brown and white pelicans
Bird brains : the intelligence of crows, ravens, magpies, and jays by Candace Sherk Savage( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birds have long been considered the archetypal featherheads, beautiful but dumb. But one group of birds - the corvids, or members of the crow family - appears to have powers of abstraction, memory, creativity, and insight that put them on a par with many mammals, including, in some instances, higher primates. In an original and scrupulously researched text, Candace Savage describes the life and behavior of 16 representative species of corvids that are widely distributed throughout North America and Europe. Drawing on the most recent research, she suggests that the birds may apply their mental powers to such everyday activities as choosing mates, building nests, teaching their young, searching for food, and communicating with each other. In the exciting collection of close-up images, drawn from the work of Erwin and Peggy Bauer, Fred Bruemmer, Tom and Pat Leeson, Leonard Rue III, Jeff Foott, and Antti Leinonen, among other photographers, the birds are often pictured in intimate moments, as they tend their nests, court their partners, assert their dominance, or challenge eagles and other large raptors
Cowgirls by Candace Sherk Savage( Book )

13 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographic history of the cowgirl, including real-life cattle queens, bandits, and ranchwomen of the Old West, the fearless bronc riders of the rodeo circuit, and the glamour girls of Hollywood westerns
Wolves by Candace Sherk Savage( Book )

30 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs, maps, and text create a celebration of wolves that reminds us that the reality of nature is infinitely more fascinating than myth
Crows : encounters with the wise guys of the avian world by Candace Sherk Savage( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on more than a decade of research, "Crows" offers an accurate, humorous, and wide-ranging introduction to these fascinating birds. Who would have guessed that there are more than 40 species of ravens and crows, all variations on a theme, cawing and croaking their way through the woodlands of North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and various South Sea islands? (Of the temperate continents, only South America doesn't know the charms of these amusing, intelligent birds.) Topics explored include evolution, distribution, diet and food-getting practices (including their ingenious use of tools), social behavior (including the many crow "languages"), and impact on the human imagination, as reflected in mythology, literature, and popular aphorisms. Appealing to both the avid birder or the more casual nature lover, "Crows" is rich in insight, humor, and stories
Prairie : a natural history by Candace Sherk Savage( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thorough, detailed, and scientifically up-to-date, Prairie: A Natural History provides a comprehensive, nontechnical guide to the biology and ecology of the prairies, or the Great Plains grasslands of North America. Extending from Alberta south to Texas and from the Rockies east to the Mississippi River, the prairies are among the largest ecosystems in North America. Until recently, they were also one of the richest and most magnificent natural grasslands in the world. Today, however, they are among the most altered environments on Earth. Beginning with the geological and biological evolution of the region, the book goes on to describe the relationship between the climate and the native grasses; the fertile prairie soil with its menagerie of microbes, worms, mites, and ants; and the ecology of the rangelands, aquatic habitats, woodlands, and croplands. The book ends with an assessment of the conservation status of the region and outlines the growing interest in restoring and conserving prairie ecosystems. Despite the many changes the Great Plains have undergone, Savage calls the prairies a land-scape of hope -- a place that has experienced the onslaught of modernization yet still inspires us with its splendor
Born to be a cowgirl : a spirited ride through the old West by Candace Sherk Savage( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, families headed west to build ranches and start new lives in the cattle business. Their daughters were raised on the range with an independent spirit and horses in their blood. Chronicles the lives of cowgirls, from their gear to their social status, profiling famous cowgirls including Calamity Jane, Fannie Sperry, and Annie Oakley
Wild cats : lynx, bobcats, mountain lions by Candace Sherk Savage( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the amazing variety of habitats of the three species of wildcats--the lynx, the bobcat, and the mountain lion which can be found inhabiting deserts, swamps, grasslands, or mountain peaks. The explanatory text is accompanied by over 90 photographs
Peregrine falcons by Candace Sherk Savage( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and German and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A photographic essay combined with the legends of various cultures concerning the peregrine falcon and the threats of contemporary culture
World of the wolf by Candace Sherk Savage( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild places and wild lives. Drawing on the most recent research, The World of the Wolf examines wolf society in all its complexity, focussing on pack structure, sex roles, and communication. It also looks at wolves as hunters and at the sensitive dynamics of predator-prey relationships. Finally, this dynamic portrait describes current conservation strategies. Throughout, the superb photographs capture the spirit of the wolf as it raises its voice in a cool, lingering
Grizzly bears by Candace Sherk Savage( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and German and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A photographic essay showcases the grizzly bear throughout the seasons of the year
Eagles of North America by Candace Sherk Savage( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wizards : an amazing journey through the last great age of magic by Candace Sherk Savage( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel back in time to the year 1655, when real live sorcerers read the future in crystal balls, when villagers cast spells on their neighbors, and when real live boys studied to become wizards! You'll meet 12-year-old Isaac Newton, a schoolboy determined to master the hidden powers that make this world work. Join him on his exciting quest through the last great age of magic when wizardry was real and scientific revolution was just around the corner. Newton's illustrated path from sorcery to science will make readers question the cultural context of magical beliefs, why it is that we don't seem to believe in magic anymore, and develop an awareness of those magical beliefs that persist in science today
Mother nature : animal parents and their young by Candace Sherk Savage( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and French and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this delightful yet provocative book, Candace Savage investigates how mammals care for their young. The heart of the book is a collection of irresistible portraits of baby animals, taken by some of the best wildlife photographers in the world, showing the animals alone or interacting with their parents and siblings."--Jacket
Witch : the wild ride from wicked to Wicca by Candace Sherk Savage( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Counter Witches have always been figures electric with possibility, feared as menacing hags, but also standing as towering images of female rebellion. Trace their wild ride across the centuries, flying on brooms, turning into animals, making spirit journeys, visiting the dead, casting spells, and causing or healing illnesses. Every age has fashioned this legendary shapeshifter to fulfill its dreams and nightmares, and she has transformed from Renaissance devil worshipper to fairy-tale character to New Age priestess. A brilliant study going far beyond the witchhunts of the 1600s."--Pub. desc
Bees : nature's little wonders by Candace Sherk Savage( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Consider the bee. Equipped with a brain the size of a grass seed, a typical honeybee worker nevertheless lives collaboratively with thousands of her sisters in a complex society. Through a life span that seldom exceeds five weeks, she serves successively as brood nurse, wax producer, comb builder, honey maker, home guard, and floral forager." "This book considers the diversity and biology of bees, including their peculiar sociosexual arrangements, their quirky relationships with flowers, and their startling mental abilities: what are we to make of insects that communicate through symbolic dances?" "Enriched with cultural sidebars and complemented by works of art, nature photography, and historical illustrations, Bees is a fitting sequel to Candace Savage's acclaimed Crows: Encounters with the Wise Guys of the Avian World."--Jacket
Wild mammals of northwest America by Arthur Savage( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wings of the north : a gallery of favorite birds by Candace Sherk Savage( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curious by nature : one woman's exploration of the natural world by Candace Sherk Savage( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects nineteen essays by nature writer Candace Savage spanning twenty-five years, including pieces on the aurora borealis, the intelligence of crows, the adaptation of coyotes to urban habitats, and the impact of oil development on caribou in the Arctic
 
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Bird brains : the intelligence of crows, ravens, magpies, and jays
Alternative Names
Candace Savage Canadian nature and science writer

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Savage, Candace C.

Savage, Candace M. 1949-

Savage, Candace Mary Sherk 1949-

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Sherk, Candace Mary 1949-

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Languages
English (205)

German (14)

French (12)

Japanese (2)

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Bird brains : the intelligence of crows, ravens, magpies, and jaysCowgirlsWolvesCrows : encounters with the wise guys of the avian worldPrairie : a natural historyBorn to be a cowgirl : a spirited ride through the old WestWild cats : lynx, bobcats, mountain lionsPeregrine falcons