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Living With Peacocks

Author : David Moyle
ISBN : 9780595393824
Genre : Nature
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This little book provides delightful, down-to-earth insights into what it's like to actually live with one of the grandest, most beautiful animals on our planet, the peacock. It gives loads of tips on what to feed these birds, sheltering tips, and whether or not to let them roam freely about your property or keep them in a pen. The author will give you lots of useful information about what to expect should you decide to bring home your own birds. The author relays his own personal experiences from many years of living with and raising peacocks. He shares his observations about what the famous peacock calls mean, how they get along with other animals and with people. He gives you hints about to build effective pens. He also gives you the down sides of co-existing with peacocks so you can make an informed decision about whether it really makes sense for you to bring them into your life. Knowing about the potential problems you could encounter, you aren't blinded by the beauty of these creatures in making a decision you may later regret.
Category: Nature

Charted Peasant Designs From Saxon Transylvania

Author : Emil Sigerus
ISBN : 9780486234250
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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A century ago, a folk art enthusiast collected these ornate, highly stylized designs from among a now-dispersed community of ethnic Germans residing in Transylvania. Nearly 200 designs include birds, flowers, mythical creatures, and other motifs in styles ranging from simple to complex and in themes from medieval to modern. Easily adapted to other crafts projects.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies


Author : Christine E. Jackson
ISBN : 9781861894960
Genre : Nature
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Breathtakingly beautiful and exotic, the peacock inspires devotion among both artists and bird lovers. Its iridescent plumage, when fully displayed, is a delight to behold. The bird itself, as Christine E. Jackson notes in Peacock, appears to enjoy its audience, preening and strutting about within a few feet of humans. It is not surprising, then, that these vain birds and their distinctive feathers have been the prized possessions of kings for nearly three thousand years. Jackson here explores the peacock’s beauty—and its apparent attitude—through fairy tales, fables, and superstitions in both Eastern and Western cultures. Peacock takes stock of the bird as it appears within art, from the earliest mosaics to medieval illuminated manuscripts to modern graphics, with a special emphasis on the peacock’s symbolic value in the nineteenth-century arts and crafts and art nouveau movements. Jackson further details the peacock’s colorful presence in hats, clothing, and even sports equipment. A sweeping combination of social and natural history, Peacock is the first book to bring together all the shimmering, colorful facets of these magnificent birds.
Category: Nature

Peacocks In The Glen Again

Author : Caroline Copeland
ISBN : 9781785893490
Genre : Nature
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Peacocks have lived in Pittencrieff Park since 1905 when the Philanthropist Henry Beveridge returned to his hometown of Dunfermline from India, bringing with him the first Peacocks of Pittencrieff Park. Known locally as The GIen, Pittencrieff Park was gifted to the townspeople of Dunfermline three years earlier in 1902, by Dunfermline's most famous son, Andrew Carnegie. Since then the majestic Peacocks have been given the Freedom of the City and are regularly seen strutting around the town and park. For many years the birds thrived in Pittencrieff's seventy-give acres of parkland, but in recent times, the numbers of Peacocks living there has fallen...that is until recently, and the introduction of several new Peacocks and Peahens, and the arrival of one especially intrepid little Peacock called Andrew. This delightfully illustrated book captures, with warmth and humour the history of the Peacocks in the Glen. The illustrator, Robbie Peterson, manages to convey the playful and mischievous nature of the majestic peacocks, along with the beauty of Dunfermline's historic buildings and parkland.
Category: Nature

Peacocks Chameleons Centaurs

Author : Wayne Brekhus
ISBN : 0226072924
Genre : Psychology
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What does it mean to be a gay man living in the suburbs? Do you identify primarily as gay, or suburban, or some combination of the two? For that matter, how does anyone decide what his or her identity is? In this first-ever ethnography of American gay suburbanites, Wayne H. Brekhus demonstrates that who one is depends at least in part on where and when one is. For many urban gay men, being homosexual is key to their identity because they live, work, and socialize in almost exclusively gay circles. Brekhus calls such men "lifestylers" or peacocks. Chameleons or "commuters," on the other hand, live and work in conventional suburban settings, but lead intense gay social and sexual lives outside the suburbs. Centaurs, meanwhile, or "integrators," mix typical suburban jobs and homes with low-key gay social and sexual activities. In other words, lifestylers see homosexuality as something you are, commuters as something you do, and integrators as part of yourself. Ultimately, Brekhus shows that lifestyling, commuting, and integrating embody competing identity strategies that occur not only among gay men but across a broad range of social categories. What results, then, is an innovative work that will interest sociologists, psychologists, anthropologists, and students of gay culture.
Category: Psychology

Murder With Peacocks

Author : Donna Andrews
ISBN : 1429901276
Genre : Fiction
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Three Weddings...And a Murder So far Meg Langslow's summer is not going swimmingly. Down in her small Virginia hometown, she's maid of honor at the nuptials of three loved ones--each of whom has dumped the planning in her capable hands. One bride is set on including a Native American herbal purification ceremony, while another wants live peacocks on the lawn. Only help from the town's drop-dead gorgeous hunk, disappointingly rumored to be gay, keeps Meg afloat in a sea of dotty relatives and outrageous neighbors. And, in whirl of summer parties and picnics, Southern hospitality is strained to the limit by an offensive newcomer who hints at skeletons in the guests' closets. But it seems this lady has offended one too many when she's found dead in suspicious circumstances, followed by a string of accidents--some fatal. Soon, level-headed Meg's to-do list extends from flower arrangements and bridal registries to catching a killer--before the next catered event is her own funeral...
Category: Fiction

The Living Age

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Harnessing Peacocks

Author : Mary Wesley
ISBN : 9781446443415
Genre : Fiction
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Hebe sits in the darkness and listens to her hypocritical grandparents and her older siblings discuss how her unexpected pregnancy must be terminated to avoid the shame it will bring. Determined to raise her child, she flees into the night with only her mother's jewellery to support her. Twelve years later she is living happily alone in Cornwall, whilst her son attends an expensive private school. Hebe has harnessed her two great talents - cooking and making love - to make a living for herself, but when the separate strands of her life become intangled the even tenor of her days is threatened, and her world changes forever.
Category: Fiction

Exploring The Palace Of The Peacock

Author : Joyce Sparer Adler
ISBN : 9766401403
Genre : Literary Collections
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Joyce Sparer Adler lived in Guyana for five years teaching at the University of Guyana, where she developed a lifelong interest in the Guyanese novelist, poet and surveyor Wilson Harris. Her profoundly insightful essays on Harris's books, originally published in various journals, are collected for the first time in this volume and now available to a wider audience.
Category: Literary Collections

A Life On Paper

Author : Georges-Olivier Chateaureynaud
ISBN : 1931520968
Genre : Fiction
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A comprehensive introduction to the short stories of renowned French fabulist Georges-Olivier Chateaureynaud.
Category: Fiction