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Ghosts Of Gone Birds

Author : Chris Aldhous
ISBN : 1408187469
Genre : Nature
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A visual record of the first four Ghosts of Gone Birds exhibitions, this book introduces the ideas behind this unique art and conservation project, providing a platform for the artists to tell us why they got involved, and how they approached the brief - to "breathe life back into the birds we have lost - so we don't lose any more". Featuring the work of more than 180 artists and writers, Ghosts of Gone Birds captures the dazzling diversity of gone birds that exist beyond the familiar shape of the Dodo, and re-introduces the world to the delights of species like the Red-moustached Fruit Dove, the Snail-eating Coua and the Laughing Owl.
Category: Nature

The Ghosts Of Birds

Author : Eliot Weinberger
ISBN : 9780811226196
Genre : Literary Collections
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A new collection from “one of the world’s great essayists” (The New York Times) The Ghosts of Birds offers thirty-five essays by Eliot Weinberger: the first section of the book continues his linked serial-essay, An Elemental Thing, which pulls the reader into “a vortex for the entire universe” (Boston Review). Here, Weinberger chronicles a nineteenth-century journey down the Colorado River, records the dreams of people named Chang, and shares other factually verifiable discoveries that seem too fabulous to possibly be true. The second section collects Weinberger’s essays on a wide range of subjects—some of which have been published in Harper’s, New York Review of Books, and London Review of Books—including his notorious review of George W. Bush’s memoir Decision Points and writings about Mongolian art and poetry, different versions of the Buddha, American Indophilia (“There is a line, however jagged, from pseudo-Hinduism to Malcolm X”), Béla Balázs, Herbert Read, and Charles Reznikoff. This collection proves once again that Weinberger is “one of the bravest and sharpest minds in the United States” (Javier Marías).
Category: Literary Collections

May Bird And The Ever After

Author : Jodi Lynn Anderson
ISBN : 9781416906070
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Lonely and shy, ten-year-old May Ellen Bird has no idea what awaits her when she falls into the lake and enters the Ever After, home of ghosts and the Bogeyman.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Fear And Loathing On The Campaign Trail 72

Author : Hunter S. Thompson
ISBN : 9781451691573
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A political journalist presents his frankly subjective observations on the personalities and political machinations of the 1972 presidential campaign.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

White Tailed Ptarmigan

Author : Joyce Gellhorn
ISBN : 1555663974
Genre : Nature
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Celebrating the white-tailed ptarmigan in a month-by-month photographic essay, Joyce Gellhorn reveals the elusive habits of the only bird capable of surviving on the harsh, alpine tundra of the Rocky Mountains throughout the year. Discover an appreciation and awe for the adaptations of a species living on the edge, a species that contends with bitter cold, fierce winter storms, and short breeding seasons. Because they live in a precarious balance with their environment, white-tailed ptarmigan may well serve as a barometer to the health of our planet in terms of global warming. Book jacket.
Category: Nature

Understanding Illustration

Author : Derek Brazell
ISBN : 1408171791
Genre : Design
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Understanding Illustration asserts the continued power of illustration as a vehicle for meaning and message by offering an in-depth examination of a selection of great images by a broad range of artists. While many illustration books have minimal information surrounding their pictures, Understanding Illustration in contrast focuses in on a selection of work by 37 artists with an analytical and in-depth approach, showing how illustrators communicate through their images in order to narrate a story or stimulate thought. This stunning book offers both glorious images as well as informative text, including information on the artist but more importantly an explanation of the ideas behind the work. Looking at a broad range of illustration, from journalistic reportage to children's books, it offers an insight into how an artist might tackle a brief, or build up layers of information within their image in order to get a message across. A fantastic book for students and professional illustrators, or indeed anyone interested in the thinking behind contemporary illustration.
Category: Design


Author : Crystal Chan
ISBN : 9781442450905
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Entrenched secrets, mysterious spirits, and an astonishing friendship weave together in this extraordinary and haunting debut that School Library Journal calls “a powerful story about loss and moving on.” Nothing matters. Only Bird matters. And he flew away. Jewel never knew her brother Bird, but all her life she has lived in his shadow. Her parents blame Grandpa for the tragedy of their family’s past: they say that Grandpa attracted a malevolent spirit—a duppy—into their home. Grandpa hasn’t spoken a word since. Now Jewel is twelve, and she lives in a house full of secrets and impenetrable silence. Jewel is sure that no one will ever love her like they loved Bird, until the night that she meets a mysterious boy in a tree. Grandpa is convinced that the boy is a duppy, but Jewel knows that he is something more. And that maybe—just maybe—the time has come to break through the stagnant silence of the past.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Extinct Boids

Author : Ralph Steadman
ISBN : 9781620401064
Genre : Nature
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Collects caricatures of species of extinct birds, from ancient fossilized birds to recent extinctions, and includes information on each species and the artist's commentary on his interpretations.
Category: Nature

Bird Lake Moon

Author : Kevin Henkes
ISBN : 9780062284594
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Spencer thought the house might be haunted. Mitch knew it wasn't. And he knew why. The whole time Spencer and Mitch hung out together at Bird Lake that summer, there were secrets keeping them apart. And maybe a secret knowledge keeping them together, too—together like members of the same tribe. Like friends.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

May Bird Warrior Princess

Author : Jodi Lynn Anderson
ISBN : 9780689869259
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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In this exhilarating conclusion to the May Bird trilogy, May Bird, now thirteen, is haunted by thoughts of the friends she left behind in the Ever After until she is unexpectedly transported back to this magical realm where she must take a stand against the Evil Bo Cleevil to save this world--and her own.
Category: Juvenile Fiction