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Boria Sax holds a PhD in Intellectual History and German and has received numerous awards for his articles on the relationship between humans and the natural world, including the 2010 Einstein-DeLacy Award. His previous books have been translated into eight languages. Boria Sax is also the founder of the organisation Nature in Legend and Story. He lives in White Plains, New York.


City of Ravens is a wonderful contribution to the modern history and mythology of one of the world's greatest cities: but also one to the understanding of myth itself, and of the changing relationship between humans and animals -- Professor Ronald Hutton, Commissioner of English Heritage Boria Sax is a likeable Writer...and his diligent research has not only illuminated the origins of one of Britain's most famous myths, but also amply demonstrated ravens uncanny ability not only to summon old tales but to constantly generate new ones * Times Literary Supplement * Boria Sax traces the history of the ravens in the Tower of London, with accurate scholarship and engaging stories. Sax . . . reveals both the symbolic power and the true magic of the Tower Ravens today -- John Marzluff, author of In the Company of Crows and Ravens The author delves into the true history and cultural importance of these massive corvids. It's a lively, entertaining tale, with a few grisly details from real events. -- Anna Sanders * Audubon Magazine * Enter Boria Sax, the veritable Ace Ventura of contemporary academia.... The author successfully charts our changing relationship with the enigmatic birds throughout the ages. -- Darren Carlaw * The New York Journal of Books * Boria Sax presents a fascinating delve into the raven and its relation to humanity, with a special focus on the legends of the Tower of London. 'City of Ravens' is a must for anyone curious about the curious bird, very much highly recommended. * Midwest Book Review *

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