One Wild Bird at a Time

One Wild Bird at a Time
Author: Bernd Heinrich
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2016-04-12
ISBN: 054438640X
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Wild Bird at a Time Book Excerpt:

Unique encounters with wild birds from the acclaimed scientist and “a dedicated watcher happy to knock down the fourth wall of zoology” (The Wall Street Journal). In his modern classics One Man’s Owl and Mind of the Raven, Bernd Heinrich has written memorably about his relationships with wild ravens and a great horned owl. In One Wild Bird at a Time, Heinrich returns to his great love: close, day-to-day observations of individual wild birds. There are countless books on bird behavior, but Heinrich argues that some of the most amazing bird behaviors fall below the radar of what most birds do in aggregate. Heinrich’s “passionate observations [that] superbly mix memoir and science” lead to fascinating questions—and sometimes startling discoveries (The New York Times Book Review). A great crested flycatcher, while bringing food to the young in their nest, is attacked by the other flycatcher nearby. Why? A pair of Northern flickers hammering their nest-hole into the side of Heinrich’s cabin deliver the opportunity to observe the feeding competition between siblings, and to make a related discovery about nest-cleaning. One of a clutch of redstart warbler babies fledges out of the nest from twenty feet above the ground, and lands on the grass below. It can’t fly. What will happen next? Heinrich “looks closely, with his trademark ‘hands-and-knees science’ at its most engaging, [delivering] what can only be called psychological marvels of knowing” (The Boston Globe). “An engaging memoir of the opportunities for doing scientific research without leaving one’s own backyard.”—Kirkus Reviews

A Naturalist at Large

A Naturalist at Large
Author: Bernd Heinrich
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-05-08
ISBN: 0544986873
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Naturalist at Large Book Excerpt:

Some of the world’s greatest writings on birds, insects, trees, elephants, and more by a scientist who “richly deserves the comparison to Thoreau” (The Washington Post Book World). From one of the finest scientist/writers of our time comes an engaging record of a life spent in close observation of the natural world, one that has yielded “marvelous, mind-altering” (Los Angeles Times) insight and discoveries. In essays that span several decades, Heinrich finds himself at home in Maine, where he plays host to visitors from Europe (the cluster flies) and more welcome guests from Asia (ladybugs); and as far away as Botswana, where he unravels the far-reaching ecological consequences of elephants’ bruising treatment of mopane trees. The many fascinating discoveries in Naturalist at Large include the maple sap harvesting habits of red squirrels, and the “instant” flower-opening in the yellow iris as a way of ensuring potent pollination. Heinrich turns to his great love, the ravens, some of them close companions for years, as he designs a unique experiment to tease out the fascinating parameters of raven intelligence. Finally, he asks “Where does a biologist find hope?” while delivering an answer that informs and inspires. Praise for Bernd Heinrich “One of the finest naturalists of our time.”—Edward O. Wilson “[Heinrich’s] ability to linger and simply be there for the moment when, for instance, an elderly spider descends from a silken strand to take the insect he offers her is the heart of his appeal.”—The Wall Street Journal “Passionate observations [that] superbly mix memoir and science.”—The New York Times Book Review

Birds of the Pacific Northwest

Birds of the Pacific Northwest
Author: John Shewey,Tim Blount
Publsiher: Timber Press
Total Pages: 561
Release: 2017-03-01
ISBN: 1604696656
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Birds of the Pacific Northwest Book Excerpt:

Birding in the Pacific Northwest has never been easier! Birds of the Pacific Northwest describes and illustrates more than 400 bird species commonly encountered in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and British Columbia. This comprehensive, full-color guide is organized to follow the order in which groups and species are presented by the American Union. Range maps for each species provide valuable information for identification.

Chickadee Criminal Mastermind

Chickadee  Criminal Mastermind
Author: Monica Silvie
Publsiher: Kids Can Press Ltd
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2022-06-07
ISBN: 1525303384
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chickadee Criminal Mastermind Book Excerpt:

A cheeky chickadee discovers he’s not quite who he thinks he is. Meet Chickadee. Criminal. Rapscallion. All-around bad seed. Sure, he started out obeying the rules, following his parents’ advice to not go near houses. But then, winter arrives. And it’s so much harder to find food! So when he spies a “vault” of “gold” near a house, Chickadee devises a plan to snatch some without getting caught! He’s the King of Thieves! Only, hmm, the humans seem to want him to visit the vault. Maybe Chickadee’s not a criminal after all? Kids will fall in love with this endearing masked “bandit,” as he slowly figures out what they knew about him all along!

I Love Birds

I Love Birds
Author: Jennifer Ward
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2019-03-12
ISBN: 0834842165
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Love Birds Book Excerpt:

Prowl for owls by ear, discover the science of feathers, and become familiar with the birds in your neighborhood and beyond—52 activities for kids ages 4 to 8 Calling all birders! It’s time to share the joy of birds with the kids in your life. I Love Birds! is chock-full of activities, information, and rich resources that will fuel discovery and inspire families. Through sensory, hands-on, and creative explorations that involve birding basics and the hows and whys of bird behavior, the activities here will engage children’s imagination and sense of wonder as they observe birds in the wild, become citizen scientists, and forge a deeper understanding, appreciation, and stewardship toward nature, our planet, and all things feathery.

Bird Conservation

Bird Conservation
Author: David R. Williams,Robert G. Pople,David A. Showler,Lynn V. Dicks,Matthew F. Child,Erasmus K.H.J. zu Ermgassen,William J. Sutherland
Publsiher: Pelagic Publishing
Total Pages: 575
Release: 2013-03-01
ISBN: 1907807217
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bird Conservation Book Excerpt:

This book brings together scientific evidence and experience relevant to the practical conservation of wild birds. The authors worked with an international group of bird experts and conservationists to develop a global list of interventions that could benefit wild birds. For each intervention, the book summarises studies captured by the Conservation Evidence project, where that intervention has been tested and its effects on birds quantified. The result is a thorough guide to what is known, or not known, about the effectiveness of bird conservation actions throughout the world. The preparation of this synopsis was funded by the Natural Environment Research Council and Arcadia.

Critical Terms for Animal Studies

Critical Terms for Animal Studies
Author: Lori Gruen
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2018-10-23
ISBN: 022635556X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Terms for Animal Studies Book Excerpt:

Animal Studies is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field devoted to examining, understanding, and critically evaluating the complex relationships between humans and other animals. Scholarship in Animal Studies draws on a variety of methodologies to explore these multi-faceted relationships in order to help us understand the ways in which other animals figure in our lives and we in theirs. Bringing together the work of a group of internationally distinguished scholars, the contribution in Critical Terms for Animal Studies offers distinct voices and diverse perspectives, exploring significant concepts and asking important questions. How do we take non-human animals seriously, not simply as metaphors for human endeavors, but as subjects themselves? What do we mean by anthropocentrism, captivity, empathy, sanctuary, and vulnerability, and what work do these and other critical terms do in Animal Studies? Sure to become an indispensable reference for the field, Critical Terms for Animal Studies not only provides a framework for thinking about animals as subjects of their own experiences, but also serves as a touchstone to help us think differently about our conceptions of what it means to be human, and the impact human activities have on the more than human world.

Where Song Began

Where Song Began
Author: Tim Low
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2016-09-27
ISBN: 0300226802
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where Song Began Book Excerpt:

An authoritative and entertaining exploration of Australia’s distinctive birds and their unheralded role in global evolution Renowned for its gallery of unusual mammals, Australia is also a land of extraordinary birds. But unlike the mammals, the birds of Australia flew beyond the continent’s boundaries and around the globe many millions of years ago. This eye-opening book tells the dynamic but little-known story of how Australia provided the world with songbirds and parrots, among other bird groups, why Australian birds wield surprising ecological power, how Australia became a major evolutionary center, and why scientific biases have hindered recognition of these discoveries. From violent, swooping magpies to tool-making cockatoos, Australia’s birds are strikingly different from birds of other lands—often more intelligent and aggressive, often larger and longer-lived. Tim Low, a renowned biologist with a rare storytelling gift, here presents the amazing evolutionary history of Australia’s birds. The story of the birds, it turns out, is inseparable from the story of the continent itself and also the people who inhabit it.

One Wild Song

One Wild Song
Author: Paul Heiney
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-04-09
ISBN: 1472919505
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Wild Song Book Excerpt:

When Countrywise presenter Paul Heiney's son Nicholas committed suicide aged 23, Paul and his wife, Times columnist Libby Purves, were rocked to the core. Nicholas had been a highly gifted promising young man, albeit he had struggled to keep his head above water at times as severe depression slowly dragged him down over many years. Nicholas was a keen sailor, with several of his posthumously-published writings having a nautical theme. To try to reconnect with this happier memory of his son, Paul decides to set out – alone – on a voyage he would have liked them to have embarked upon together. Cape Horn is the sailor's Everest. One of the most remote and bleak parts of the world, it takes courage, physical strength and mental fortitude to face its tempestuous seas, violent winds and barren landscape. During the voyage Paul finds a peace of mind and a way to face the future without his son. Poignant, moving, funny, thought provoking and beautifully written, Paul's account of setting his own course through seemingly insurmountable grief makes for a powerful story. Injected with humour, perceptiveness and philosophy, recounting his highs, lows, frustrations and triumphs, the honesty and openness of Paul's story makes this very personal account a universal tale.

The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America

The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Administrative law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America Book Excerpt:

The Code of Federal Regulations is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

Code of Federal Regulations

Code of Federal Regulations
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Administrative law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Code of Federal Regulations Book Excerpt:

Epidemiology of Avian Influenza Viruses

Epidemiology of Avian Influenza Viruses
Author: Irene Iglesias,Timothée Vergne,Mathilde C. Paul,Paolo Mulatti,Thanawat Tiensin
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 133
Release: 2019-08-29
ISBN: 2889459942
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Epidemiology of Avian Influenza Viruses Book Excerpt:

Avian influenza is a highly contagious viral disease, characterized by intense circulation in the wild waterbird reservoirs, with periodical introductions into the domestic poultry sector. AI viruses have been the source of devastating economic losses in the poultry industry over the last three decades, and have become a major veterinary and public health concern due to their zoonotic potential. The most emblematic illustration of this impact has been the emergence of the HPAI H5N1 virus in southern China in the mid-1990s, followed by its continental spread across East and Southeast Asia, and the unprecedented epidemics recorded in 2003–2004. More recently (from 2014 to 2017), several subtypes of HPAI (including H5N1, H5N6, H5N8) emerged in East Asia and spread intercontinentally, stressing the crucial role of this geographical hotspot as a source of new HPAI subtypes. The international dimension and the difficulty to effectively control those epidemics highlight the need for a global approach to HPAI surveillance and a comprehensive knowledge on epidemiology and patterns of the disease. This Research Topic aims at contributing to fill this gap. It includes ten papers which supplement the knowledge of the epidemiology of AI and offer new approaches on control strategies in various regions of the world.

Nage Birds

Nage Birds
Author: Gregory Forth
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2013-01-11
ISBN: 1134368097
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nage Birds Book Excerpt:

This unusual and richly-illustrated book is the story of the relationship between the Nage people of eastern Indonesia and the birds alongside which they co-exist. Based on fieldwork carried out over a period of some fifteen years, it aims for a total view of how a human community interacts with another zoological class, giving birds a chosen place in human ideas and social practice. As well as a fascinating ornithological study of Indonesian bird life, Nage Birds offers a much-needed critique of current theoretical argument on how non-Western societies categorize and evaluate different species and modes of being.

The Only Game in Town

The Only Game in Town
Author: John Bibee
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 211
Release: 1988-06-28
ISBN: 9780830812028
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Only Game in Town Book Excerpt:

Daniel, a new boy in Centerville, struggles over whether to join the evil but tempting Cobra Club or align himself with the children who ride the Spirit Flyer bicycles.

The Irish Law Times and Solicitors Journal

The Irish Law Times and Solicitors  Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 926
Release: 1881
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Irish Law Times and Solicitors Journal Book Excerpt:

Avian Influenza Bird Flu New Insights for the Healthcare Professional 2011 Edition

Avian Influenza  Bird Flu   New Insights for the Healthcare Professional  2011 Edition
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: ScholarlyEditions
Total Pages: 123
Release: 2012-01-09
ISBN: 1464901848
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Avian Influenza Bird Flu New Insights for the Healthcare Professional 2011 Edition Book Excerpt:

Avian Influenza (Bird Flu): New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Avian Influenza (Bird Flu). The editors have built Avian Influenza (Bird Flu): New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Avian Influenza (Bird Flu): New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Barn Owls

Barn Owls
Author: Iain Taylor
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2004-06-03
ISBN: 9780521545877
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barn Owls Book Excerpt:

This book discusses the relationship between barn owls, their prey and prospects for conservation.

The Living Age

The Living Age
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 636
Release: 1851
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Living Age Book Excerpt:

The Great Basin

The Great Basin
Author: Donald Grayson
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2011-04-18
ISBN: 0520267478
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Basin Book Excerpt:

"The Great Basin, centering on Nevada and including substantial parts of California, Oregon, and Utah, gets its name from the fact that none of its rivers or streams flow to the sea. This book synthesizes the past 25,000 years of the natural history of this vast region. It explores the extinct animals that lived in the Great Basin during the Ice Age and recounts the rise and fall of the massive Ice Age lakes that existed here. It explains why trees once grew 13' beneath what is now the surface of Lake Tahoe, explores the nearly two dozen Great Basin mountain ranges that once held substantial glaciers, and tells the remarkable story of how pinyon pine came to cover some 17,000,000 acres of the Great Basin in the relatively recent past.These discussions culminate with the impressive history of the prehistoric people of the Great Basin, a history that shows how human societies dealt with nearly 13,000 years of climate change on this often-challenging landscape"--Provided by publisher.

The Highland Vet

The Highland Vet
Author: Guy Gordon,The Thurso Veterinary Team
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2022-04-28
ISBN: 147359958X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Highland Vet Book Excerpt:

Discover the charms and challenges of working at Scotland's most northerly mainland veterinary practice. From performing farm animal caesarean sections at all hours to missing special occasions in order to treat much loved family pets in crisis, no two days in the work of vet Guy Gordon and his team are ever the same. Based in Thurso, northern Scotland, the small group of vets and their supporting staff cover a vast area of more than one thousand square miles. The expansive, wild and rural landscape in which they operate brings a huge variety of work depending on the season, with the delivery of newborn lambs and calves in the spring, and the arrival of seal pups to the northern Scottish coast starting in the autumn months. The Highland Vet shows what working in one of Britain's most beautiful and remote locations really involves. Inside, Guy and his team share the highs and lows, ups and downs and ins and outs of their daily work throughout the course of a year, making this a truly magical celebration of Scotland's northern Highlands, as well as the animals and people who call the region home.