Flight of the Sparrow

Flight of the Sparrow
Author: Amy Belding Brown
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN: 0451466691
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flight of the Sparrow Book Excerpt:

From the author of Emily's House comes a “compelling, emotionally gripping”* novel of historical fiction—perfect for readers of America’s First Daughter. Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1676. Even before Mary Rowlandson was captured by Indians on a winter day of violence and terror, she sometimes found herself in conflict with her rigid Puritan community. Now, her home destroyed, her children lost to her, she has been sold into the service of a powerful woman tribal leader, made a pawn in the ongoing bloody struggle between English settlers and native people. Battling cold, hunger, and exhaustion, Mary witnesses harrowing brutality but also unexpected kindness. To her confused surprise, she is drawn to her captors’ open and straightforward way of life, a feeling further complicated by her attraction to a generous, protective English-speaking native known as James Printer. All her life, Mary has been taught to fear God, submit to her husband, and abhor Indians. Now, having lived on the other side of the forest, she begins to question the edicts that have guided her, torn between the life she knew and the wisdom the natives have shown her. Based on the compelling true narrative of Mary Rowlandson, Flight of the Sparrow is an evocative tale that transports the reader to a little-known time in early America and explores the real meanings of freedom, faith, and acceptance. READERS GUIDE INCLUDED

The Origins of Beowulf

The Origins of Beowulf
Author: Sam Newton
Publsiher: DS Brewer
Total Pages: 204
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780859914727
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Origins of Beowulf Book Excerpt:

Cogent and fascinating attempt to place - Beowulf in an 8c East Anglian context - an important book.Andy Orchard, Cambridge

Scattering Point

Scattering Point
Author: Jeff Gundy
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2003-02-27
ISBN: 9780791456576
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scattering Point Book Excerpt:

Creative non-fiction by a Mennonite poet that blends the history of the Amish and Mennonites, family history, and his own life story to look at how he might live in harmony with the Mennonite ideal to 'live in the world but not of it.'

Sparrow s Flight

Sparrow s Flight
Author: Harvey L Covey Jr
Publsiher: Harvey L Covey Jr
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-06-30
ISBN: 1310355789
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sparrow s Flight Book Excerpt:

Princess Katianna Blake (Sparrow) must flee from her home and the man who intends to force her into marriage so as to take her crown. She travels the many realms, gathering troops and support to aide her father against prince Hadrian's siege. But when her knight-protector is ripped from her, she finds help from a most unlikely ally and her "flight" takes on a whole new meaning (less)

The Biokinetics of Flying and Swimming

The Biokinetics of Flying and Swimming
Author: Akira Azuma
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 4431682104
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Biokinetics of Flying and Swimming Book Excerpt:

From a mechanical perspective, an animal's shape and the topological connection of its organs are important factors in locomotion. This book describes the physical relationships between form, habitat, way of life, and movement in living creatures. It includes in-depth mechanical and mathematical analyses of the way in which creatures move about, and it also investigates dispersal modes of plants and animals within the framework of flying and swimming. The book is written from the viewpoint of mechanics, specifically fluid dynamics and flight dynamics, rather than from that of physiology and ecology. It will prove a useful reference for aeronautical and mechanical engineers as well as for biologists who use mechanical analyses in the study of behaviour, function, and locomotion.

Poetry of the Civil War

Poetry of the Civil War
Author: David Chaltas
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2006-04-01
ISBN: 1411698150
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poetry of the Civil War Book Excerpt:

Poetry of the Civil War is based on factual accounts that occurred during that fascinating era when a nation was divided. The historical places, events, and names are reality based and have been put into prose, as if the author was actually living during the War Between the States. Based in reality, the book offers poems and descriptors that not only provide factual information but the author's interpretations, which inspired the writings of the 120+ poems.

Directions for Collecting Land Shells

Directions for Collecting Land Shells
Author: Herbert Huntington Smith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 11
Release: 1912
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Mollusks
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Directions for Collecting Land Shells Book Excerpt:

Analytic Psychology

Analytic Psychology
Author: G. F. Stout
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2014-03-18
ISBN: 131785148X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analytic Psychology Book Excerpt:

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Biology of the Ubiquitous House Sparrow

Biology of the Ubiquitous House Sparrow
Author: Ted R. Anderson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2006-08-10
ISBN: 019029390X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biology of the Ubiquitous House Sparrow Book Excerpt:

After the chicken, the House Sparrow is the most widely distributed bird species in the world, occurring on all continents except Antarctica and on most human-inhabited islands. Although its Latin name is Passer domesticus, it is certainly not domesticated. In fact, it is widely regarded as a pest species and is consequently not protected in most of its extensive range. This combination of ubiquity and minimal legal protection has contributed to its wide use in studies by avian biologists throughout the world. The purpose of this book is to review and summarize the results of these global studies on House Sparrows, and to provide a springboard for future studies on the species. House Sparrows have been used to study natural selection in introduced species, circadian rhythms, and the neuroendocrine control of the avian annual cycle. One current question of considerable interest concerns the catastrophic House Sparrow population declines in several urban centers in Europe. Is the House Sparrow a contemporary canary in the mine? Other topics of broad interest include the reproductive and flock-foraging strategies of sparrows, and sexual selection and the function of the male badge in the species. Anderson also explores the role of the House Sparrow in disease transmission to humans and their domesticated animals.

Flight of the Sparrow

Flight of the Sparrow
Author: Julia Cunningham
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 130
Release: 1980
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: France
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flight of the Sparrow Book Excerpt:

Little Cigarette is indebted to Mago for giving her a home but once again she is alone.

The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa Tokiko

The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa Tokiko
Author: Laura Nenzi
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2015-02-28
ISBN: 082485389X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa Tokiko Book Excerpt:

The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa Tokiko is the story of a self-described "base-born nobody" who tried to change the course of Japanese history. Kurosawa Tokiko (1806–1890), a commoner from rural Mito domain, was a poet, teacher, oracle, and political activist. In 1859 she embraced the xenophobic loyalist faction (known for the motto "revere the emperor, expel the barbarians") and traveled to Kyoto to denounce the shogun's policies before the emperor. She was arrested, taken to Edo's infamous Tenmachō prison, and sentenced to banishment. In her later years, having crossed the Tokugawa-Meiji divide, Tokiko became an elementary school teacher and experienced firsthand the modernizing policies of the new government. After her death she was honored with court rank for her devotion to the loyalist cause. Tokiko's story reflects not only some of the key moments in Japan's transition to the modern era, but also some of its lesser-known aspects, thereby providing us with a fresh narrative of the late-Tokugawa crisis, the collapse of the shogunate, and the rise of the Meiji state. The peculiar combination of no-nonsense single-mindedness and visionary flights of imagination evinced in her numerous diaries and poetry collections nuances our understanding of activism and political consciousness among rural nonelites by blurring the lines between the rational and the irrational, focus and folly. Tokiko's use of prognostication and her appeals to cosmic forces point to the creative paths some women constructed to take part in political debates and epitomize the resourcefulness required to preserve one's identity in the face of changing times. In the early twentieth century, Tokiko was reimagined in the popular press and her story was rewritten to offset fears about female autonomy and to boost local and national agendas. These distorted and romanticized renditions offer compelling examples of the politicization of the past and of the extent to which present anxieties shape historical memory. That Tokiko was unimportant and her loyalist mission a failure is irrelevant. What is significant is that through her life story we are able to discern the ordinary individual in the midst of history. By putting an extra in the spotlight, The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa Tokiko offers a new script for the drama that unfolded on the stage of late-Tokugawa and early Meiji history.

The Flight of The Sparrow

The Flight of The Sparrow
Author: Janice Greene
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2009-09
ISBN: 144155713X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Flight of The Sparrow Book Excerpt:

Perspectives in Ethology

Perspectives in Ethology
Author: P.P.G. Bateson,Paul Patrick Gordon Bateson,P.H. Klopfer,N.S. Thompson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 308
Release: 1993-09-30
ISBN: 9780306443985
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perspectives in Ethology Book Excerpt:

The current volume focuses on behavioral similarities and differences within individual animals, larger populations, and species as a whole. Research from ecological, social ontogenetic, physiological, and other perspectives is presented to explicate specific behaviors, as well as to provide a more profound understanding of how behavior work influences thought about evolutionary processes.

Peterson Reference Guide to Sparrows of North America

Peterson Reference Guide to Sparrows of North America
Author: Rick Wright
Publsiher: Peterson Reference Guides
Total Pages: 453
Release: 2019-03-19
ISBN: 0547973160
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peterson Reference Guide to Sparrows of North America Book Excerpt:

Sparrows are as complicated as they are common. This is an essential guide to identifying 76 kinds, along with a fascinating history of human interactions with them. What, exactly, is a sparrow? All birders (and many non‑birders) have essentially the same mental image of a pelican, a duck, or a flamingo, and a guide dedicated to waxwings or kingfishers would need nothing more than a sketch and a single sentence to satisfactorily identify its subject. Sparrows are harder to pin down. This book covers one family (Passerellidae), which includes towhees and juncos, and 76 members of the sparrow clan. Birds have a human history, too, beginning with their significance to native cultures and continuing through their discovery by science, their taxonomic fortunes and misfortunes, and their prospects for survival in a world with ever less space for wild creatures. This book includes not just facts and measurements, but stories--of how birds got their names and how they were discovered--of their entanglement with human history.

Life Histories of North American birds Cardinals grosbeaks buntings towhees finches sparrows and allies pt 1 3

Life Histories of North American  birds    Cardinals  grosbeaks  buntings  towhees  finches  sparrows and allies  pt  1 3
Author: Arthur Cleveland Bent
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1968
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Birds
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Histories of North American birds Cardinals grosbeaks buntings towhees finches sparrows and allies pt 1 3 Book Excerpt:

Signals

Signals
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1957
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Communications, Military
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Signals Book Excerpt:

A Guide to the Identification and Natural History of the Sparrows of the United States and Canada

A Guide to the Identification and Natural History of the Sparrows of the United States and Canada
Author: James D. Rising
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 379
Release: 2010-09-30
ISBN: 1408135191
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Guide to the Identification and Natural History of the Sparrows of the United States and Canada Book Excerpt:

A Guide to the Identification and Natural History of the Sparrows of the United States and Canada provides comprehensive and up-to-date information on all the features that make possible identification of all 62 species of sparrows that occur in North America. The text gives detailed descriptions of the summer, winter, and juvenile plumages of each species, as well as comparisons with similar species. The species accounts are illustrated with range maps and superb line drawings showing behavioral postures and, where useful, fine features of tail feather patterns. The 27 color plates splendidly illustrate the various plumages of each species with the emphasis on the distinctive appearance of birds of different sex, age, and geographic regions. This beautiful and authoritative book will be a must for the library of all keen birders living in and visiting North America. Species accounts include discussions of species': * Identification * Measurements * Voice * Habitat * Ecology * Nesting biology * Distribution * Taxonomy * Geographic variations * Historical and present status

Sparrow s Flight

Sparrow s Flight
Author: Curtis Craddock
Publsiher: Write Way Pub
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2000-07
ISBN: 9781885173850
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sparrow s Flight Book Excerpt:

Erupting from the depths of a madman's nightmare, a foul tide of twisted magical abominations sweeps across the kingdom of Neffrom, devouring everything in its path. Behind this mighty vanguard marches the unstoppable host of the immortal Hezra-Thrall spreading his terrible, soul-corrupting curse like plague across the land.Desperate HopeIn the frigid depths of winter, hope burns small, its feeble flicker sheltered in the hearts of two young nobles, the disinherited lordling, Sparrow of Blackaker, and the blind swordswoman, Kisha. Bound together by a damning prophecy, this wretched pair must survive Thrall's legions, confront their own most horrible fears, and stand together against a god in battle wherein the ultimate sacrifice becomes the ultimate weapon.

Finches and Sparrows

Finches and Sparrows
Author: Peter Clement
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2010-08-30
ISBN: 1408135299
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finches and Sparrows Book Excerpt:

This is a guide to true" finches and sparrows illustrating all the species, many races and most sex and age variations, with almost 950 portraits. The maps accompanying the illustrations show breeding and wintering ranges for all species. Although the guide is not primarily intended for cagebird enthusiasts, it will also be useful for those wishing to know more about the species encountered in captivity."

The Audubon Magazine

The Audubon Magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1889
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Birds
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Audubon Magazine Book Excerpt: