Tree Of Birds

Author : Susan Meddaugh
ISBN : 0395689783
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The many friends of the wounded tropical bird Harry adopts refuse to fly south without their companion and take up residence in the tree outside Harry's bedroom window, refusing to budge even as the first snowstorm of the season approaches.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Birds In The Tree Hanging

Author : Editors of D&C
ISBN : 9781446356913
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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This wall hanging has a lovely naive folk-art quality. The scene, in fresh spring colors, is filled with birds flitting about and perched in the trees, with flowers and grasses embroidered beneath them. The techniques used include freezer paper applique, making appliqued stems for branches, easy machine stitching and quilting and some fun hand embroidery using thread and silk ribbon.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Two Birds In A Tree

Author : Ram Nidumolu
ISBN : 9781609945787
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Higher Reality of Business The health of business is inextricably linked with the health of humanity and nature. But our current approaches to leadership treat business as entirely separate—and the result has been recurring economic, environmental, and human crises. In this extraordinary book, Ram Nidumolu uses evocative parables and stories from the ancient Indian wisdom texts, the Upanishads, to introduce Being-centered leadership. This new kind of leadership is anchored in the concept of Being, the fundamental reality that underlies all phenomena. Being-centered leaders are guided by an innate sense of interconnection—the good of the whole becomes an integral part of their decisions and actions. Using the experiences of over twenty trailblazing CEOs, as well as those from his own life, Nidumolu describes a four-stage road map every aspiring leader can use to reconnect business to the wider world—to the benefit of all.
Category: Business & Economics

Strange Birds In The Tree Of Heaven

Author : Karen Salyer McElmurray
ISBN : 0820326674
Genre : Fiction
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This haunting debut novel invites us to explore the boundaries between beliefs, desires, obsessions, and madness. Karen Salyer McElmurray's story is set in Mining Hollow, Kentucky, where we meet Ruth Blue Wallen; her husband, Earl; and their son, Andrew. Ruth longs to know God, the only escape she can find in a world that has shown her spiritual, emotional, and sensual defeat. Earl yearns for the music-making of his past, now lost as he makes a living as a coal miner. Andrew desires the affection of a boyhood friend, an expression of love considered sinful in rural Kentucky. And with the divinely inspired yet tormenting help of his mother, in a world of deeply and tragically conflicting desires, Andrew must choose to live or die--he must choose an uncertain love or nothing at all.
Category: Fiction

Analyzing Ecological Data

Author : Alain Zuur
ISBN : 9780387459721
Genre : Science
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This book provides a practical introduction to analyzing ecological data using real data sets. The first part gives a largely non-mathematical introduction to data exploration, univariate methods (including GAM and mixed modeling techniques), multivariate analysis, time series analysis, and spatial statistics. The second part provides 17 case studies. The case studies include topics ranging from terrestrial ecology to marine biology and can be used as a template for a reader’s own data analysis. Data from all case studies are available from www.highstat.com. Guidance on software is provided in the book.
Category: Science

The Struggle Of African Indigenous Knowledge Systems In An Age Of Globalization

Author : Munyaradzi Mawere
ISBN : 9789956727117
Genre : Social Science
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This is a comprehensive study and erudite description of the struggle of African Indigenous Knowledge Systems in an Age of Globalization, using in particular eighty-four children's traditional games in south-eastern Zimbabwe. The book is an informative and interesting anthropological account of rare African children's games at the risk of disappearing under globalization. The virtue of the book does not only lie in its modest philosophical questioning of those knowledge forms that consider themselves as superior to others, but in its laudable, healthy appreciation of the creative art forms of traditional literature that features in genres such as endangered children's traditional games. The book is a clarion call to Africans and the world beyond to come to the rescue of relegated and marginalized African creativity in the interest of future generations.
Category: Social Science

The Rise Of Birds

Author : Sankar Chatterjee
ISBN : 9781421416144
Genre : Science
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A small set of fossilized bones discovered almost thirty years ago led paleontologist Sankar Chatterjee on a lifelong quest to understand their place in our understanding of the history of life. They were clearly the bones of something unusual, a bird-like creature that lived long, long ago in the age of dinosaurs. He called it Protoavis, and the animal that owned these bones quickly became a contender for the title of "oldest known bird." In 1997, Chatterjee published his findings in the first edition of The Rise of Birds. Since then Chatterjee and his colleagues have searched the world for more transitional bird fossils. And they have found them. This second edition of The Rise of Birds brings together a treasure trove of fossils that tell us far more about the evolution of birds than we once dreamed possible. With no blind allegiance to what he once thought he knew, Chatterjee devours the new evidence and lays out the most compelling version of the birth and evolution of the avian form ever attempted. He takes us from Texas to Spain, China, Mongolia, Madagascar, Australia, Antarctica, and Argentina. He shows how, in the "Cretaceous Pompeii" of China, he was able to reconstruct the origin and evolution of flight of early birds from the feathered dinosaurs that lay among thousands of other amazing fossils. Chatterjee takes us to where long-hidden bird fossils dwell. His compelling, occasionally controversial, revelations—accompanied by spectacular illustrations—are a must-read for anyone with a serious interest in the evolution of "the feathered dinosaurs," from vertebrate paleontologists and ornithologists to naturalists and birders. -- Alan Feduccia, University of North Carolina
Category: Science

The Eastman Guide To Birds

Author : John Eastman
ISBN : 9780811745529
Genre : Birds
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Available for the first time in an electronic format, this volume contains three classic guides to birds: Birds of Forest, Yard, and Thicket; Birds of Lake, Pond, and Marsh; and Birds of Field and Shore. These books pick up where the typical field guide leaves off, covering each species close relatives, typical behaviors through the year, and place in the local ecology. Readers will learn how the 151 birds covered in these guides nest, mate, feed, and migrate, and when and where to observe them. Exquisite line illustrations instruct and delight.
Category: Birds

The Birds Of Siberia

Author : Henry Seebohm
ISBN : 9781108037952
Genre : Nature
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This 1901 volume contains two of ornithologist and traveller Seebohm's works, Siberia in Europe (1880) and Siberia in Asia (1882).
Category: Nature