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The Secret Life Of Birds

Author : Colin Tudge
ISBN : 9780141962108
Genre : Nature
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All animals are equal - but some, as George Orwell said, are more equal than others, and birds, most people would surely agree, are in the very first rank. They can do almost everything that mammals can do - and more. By mastering flight, they have a way of living that encompasses the whole world. In The Secret Life of Birds, Colin Tudge explores the life of birds, all around the globe. From the secrets of migration to their complicated family lives, their differing habitats and survival techniques to the secrets of flight, this is a fascinating account of how birds live, why they matter, and whether they really are dinosaurs. Colin Tudge shows how birds - who are like us in the general sense but very different in the particulars - live and think. For birds have minds: they feel, they are aware, they work things out. And so, by considering the birds, asking how and why it is possible for them to be so different, we gain insight into ourselves. Birds are beautiful, lively, intriguing - and all around us. This rich and endlessly absorbing book opens up their lives to everyone.
Category: Nature

The Secret Lives Of Birds

Author : Pierre Gingras
ISBN : PSU:000032028508
Genre : Nature
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Examines the habits and characteristics of birds, including nesting and grooming habits, courtship and mating rituals, young rearing practices, and physical capabilities
Category: Nature

The Secret Life Of Birds And Bees

Author : Tinker Jeffries
ISBN : 1973397323
Genre :
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Welcome to the stimulating mind of Author Tinker Jeffries. The Secret Life of Birds and Bees is a good variety of hardcore arousing erotic literature that goes beyond your typical bedroom read as many reads in one.
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Bird Detective

Author : Bridget Stutchbury
ISBN : 9781443400992
Genre : Science
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A Yale-educated professor of biology and a GG finalist for Silence of the Songbirds, Bridget Stutchbury roams forests studying the social lives and sexual antics of birds, sharing with us the curious reasons for their strange behaviour, bright colouring and elaborate songs. Are birds truly faithful to their mates? Stutchbury explains the science behind the surprisingly sophisticated and often amusing habits of birds, drawing on examples from around the world. In The Bird Detective, the author explains why some birds readily “divorce,” why parents don’t treat their sons and daughters equally, why females sneak in quick sex with neighbouring males and why some adults forgo breeding altogether. Stutchbury writes about the territorial nature of birds and describes their nesting habits, revealing why some species prefer to live in over-crowded groups. Perhaps most important, she illuminates how climate change and other pressures of the modern world are forcing birds to change their habits as they fight for their very survival.
Category: Science

Between The Wingtips

Author : Brutus Ostling
ISBN : UCSC:32106018941606
Genre : Nature
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Organized by theme, presents one hundred forty photographs of common and rare bird species shown in their natural habitats, and offers musings on, and descriptions of, their most distinctive features and behaviors.
Category: Nature

The Armchair Birder Goes Coastal

Author : John Yow
ISBN : 9780807882603
Genre : Nature
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With his distinctively witty, anecdotal, and disarming voice, John Yow now journeys to the shore and shares his encounters with some of the most familiar and beloved coastal birds. Out of his travels--from North Carolina's Outer Banks, down the Atlantic coast, and westward along the Gulf of Mexico--come colorful accounts of twenty-eight species, from ubiquitous beach birds like sanderlings and laughing gulls to wonders of nature like roseate spoonbills and the American avocets. Along the way, Yow delves deeply into the birds' habits and behaviors, experiencing and relating the fascination that leads many an amateur naturalist to become the most unusual of species--a birder. Seasonally organized chapters explore the improbable, the wonderful, and the amusing aspects of these birds' lives. Yow embellishes his observations with field notes, anecdotes, and stories from some of America's finest naturalists--including John James Audubon, Arthur Cleveland Bent, Rachel Carson, and Peter Matthiessen. Combining the endless fascination of bird life with the pleasure of good reading, The Armchair Birder Goes Coastal is the perfect companion for any nature lover's next trip to the beach.
Category: Nature

The Armchair Birder

Author : John Yow
ISBN : 0807872296
Genre : Nature
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Presents essays on the habits, physical characteristics, and unusual behaviors of forty-two different species of backyard birds that the author has observed throughout the year.
Category: Nature

A Short Philosophy Of Birds

Author : Philippe J. Dubois
ISBN : 9780062945686
Genre : Nature
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“Brilliant, magical and engrossing–I will never see birds the same way again.” — Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees THE INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON Twenty-two short lessons from the secret lives of birds on living harmoniously and reconnecting with nature. This charming volume on bird behavior invites us to take a step back from our busy lives and to listen to the tiny philosophers of the sky. From the delicate sparrow to the majestic eagle, birds are among the most fascinating species on earth, and there is much to be learned from these paragons of beauty and grace that can be applied to our lives, including: Independence: what it means to be “pushed out of the nest.” Vulnerability: what the mallard teaches us about giving up our old feathers for new ones in order to fly. Gender equality: what happens when a papa Turtledove sits on the nest. Hierarchy and power: what the raven and the vulture know about the pecking order. Filled with elegant illustrations of bird species, this gem of a book celebrates of our friends in the sky, and what they can teach us about the rhythms of life.
Category: Nature

The Secret Language Of Birds

Author : Adele Nozedar
ISBN : CORNELL:31924104007855
Genre : Birds
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A fascinating reference book to dip into but is also a tool to help readers make their own spiritual journey. Through shamanism, divination and astrology we can learn how to interpret the hidden messages birds can bring to our lives. The secret of how to perform your own auguries are revealed here for the first time in detail. And stories of ordinary people who have encountered the miraculous healing qualities of birds in their own lives will inspire you. From the robin to the phoenix - the everyday and the mythological - you will find a treasure trove of inspiration at your fingertips, which is both spiritually uplifting and historically fascinating.
Category: Birds

Secret Lives Garden Birds

Author : Dominic Couzens
ISBN : 0713692863
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Have you ever wondered what the birds in your garden get up to when they're not tucking into peanuts and seeds on the birdtable? This book takes us, month by month, into the secret lives of our most familiar garden birds, revealing inspiring, intriguing and scandalous real-life dramas.
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The Secret Lives Of Hummingbirds

Author : David Wentworth Lazaroff
ISBN : 1886679002
Genre : Nature
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This book covers many of the different kinds of hummingbirds found in North America, and their life-cycle.
Category: Nature

The Secret Lives Of Puffins

Author : Dominic Couzens
ISBN : 9781408186695
Genre : Nature
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Puffins are among the most instantly recognisable, iconic and well loved of birds. For many they are a highlight of the UK's summer coastline and their colourful appearance, comedy antics and approachability just add to their popularity. Several 'hotspot' are attracting high levels of interest in visits to their colonies. In spite of the high level of interest in, and appeal of, these birds there has been a surprising lack of books focused on Puffins as a species. Award-winning wildlife photographer Mark Sisson has spent several years photographing Puffins and this new book combines images that beautifully encapsulate their charm and visual appeal with an accessible text written by leading wildlife writer Dominic Couzens. The book covers the birds' life cycle, behaviour, habitats and the current and future challenges that they face, along with many surprising facts and anecdotes.
Category: Nature

Collins Birds

Author : Dominic Couzens
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114509040
Genre : Nature
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This splendid guide to the birds of Britain and Europe takes you well beyond the information you might find in a field guide. Organized taxonomically, it includes an introduction to each family, with information on food, habitat, eggs, and breeding and nesting behavior. Memorable descriptions and often astonishing facts make even the commonest birds worthy of new attention. A visual feast, Collins Birds features 500 color photographs and more than 1,000 illustrations and maps.
Category: Nature

The Secret Life Of A Schoolgirl

Author : Rosemary Kingsland
ISBN : 9780307422323
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Secret Life of a Schoolgirl is an extraordinary memoir—a jewel. Rosemary Kingsland was born in India during the dying days of the British Raj. While there, she and her family lived a life of privilege. But with the fall of the Raj, they were forced to return to England, where their fortunes took a decided turn for the worse. In London, then in Cornwall, then back in London, the simmering tension between Rosemary’s parents erupted into outright warfare fueled by alcohol and her father’s persistent, unrepentant womanizing. It was a lonely, dangerous childhood. But one day Rosemary’s life changed forever. At a café where she had gone to escape from a party her father had insisted she attend with him, she met Richard Burton, the dashingly handsome Welsh actor who was then the toast of the London stage. She had seen him in Under Milkwood some months before. She was an adolescent schoolgirl. He was twenty-nine. The Secret Life of a Schoolgirl is a deeply felt evocation of first love, and of family bonds forged in intense isolation. It is made all the more remarkable by the luminous quality and riveting narrative voice of Rosemary Kingsland.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Secret Life Of Germs

Author : Philip M. Tierno
ISBN : 0743421884
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Examines the threats caused by an exploding level of germ infections, from the common cold to flesh-eating bacteria; offers ways to protect against infection; and discusses the media, germ warfare, and the importance of germs.
Category: Health & Fitness

Chimney Swifts

Author : Paul D. Kyle
ISBN : 1585443719
Genre : Nature
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The Kyles share their knowledge and provide a peek into the secret life of these beneficial, insect-eating birds, and practical guidelines for homeowners to coexist peacefully with these remarkable birds.
Category: Nature

The Secret Language Of Life

Author : Brian J. Ford
ISBN : UOM:49015003463917
Genre : Science
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The author of Images of Science describes the rich emotional, cognitive, and even romantic lives of animals and plants. 10,000 first printing.
Category: Science

The Secret Life Of Bletchley Park

Author : Sinclair McKay
ISBN : 9781845136833
Genre : History
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Bletchley Park was where one of the war’ s most famous – and crucial – achievements was made: the cracking of Germany’ s “ Enigma” code in which its most important military communications were couched. This country house in the Buckinghamshire countryside was home to Britain’ s most brilliant mathematical brains, like Alan Turing, and the scene of immense advances in technology – indeed, the birth of modern computing. The military codes deciphered there were instrumental in turning both the Battle of the Atlantic and the war in North Africa. But, though plenty has been written about the boffins, and the codebreaking, fictional and non-fiction – from Robert Harris and Ian McEwan to Andrew Hodges’ biography of Turing – what of the thousands of men and women who lived and worked there during the war? What was life like for them – an odd, secret territory between the civilian and the military? Sinclair McKay’ s book is the first history for the general reader of life at Bletchley Park, and an amazing compendium of memories from people now in their eighties – of skating on the frozen lake in the grounds (a depressed Angus Wilson, the novelist, once threw himself in) – of a youthful Roy Jenkins, useless at codebreaking, of the high jinks at nearby accommodation hostels – and of the implacable secrecy that meant girlfriend and boyfriend working in adjacent huts knew nothing about each other’ s work.
Category: History

The Zoologist

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ISBN : SRLF:A0008285066
Genre : Zoology
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Category: Zoology

Zoologist

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ISBN : UOM:39015070588648
Genre : Natural history
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Category: Natural history