The Hidden Lives Of Owls

Author by : Leigh Calvez
Languange : en
Publisher by : Sasquatch Books
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Description : In this New York Times bestseller that will appeal to readers of H is for Hawk, a naturalist probes the forest to comprehend the secret lives of owls. Join Leigh Calvez on adventures into the world of owls: owl-watching, avian science, and the deep forest—often in the dead of night. These birds are a bit mysterious, and that’s part of what makes them so fascinating. Calvez makes the science entertaining and accessible while exploring the questions about the human-animal connection, owl obsession, habitat, owl calls, social behavior, and mythology. From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Hidden Life Of Trees

Author by : Peter Wohlleben
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greystone Books
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Description : In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in the woodland and the amazing scientific processes behind the wonders of which we are blissfully unaware. Much like human families, tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, and support them as they grow, sharing nutrients with those who are sick or struggling and creating an ecosystem that mitigates the impact of extremes of heat and cold for the whole group. As a result of such interactions, trees in a family or community are protected and can live to be very old. In contrast, solitary trees, like street kids, have a tough time of it and in most cases die much earlier than those in a group. Drawing on groundbreaking new discoveries, Wohlleben presents the science behind the secret and previously unknown life of trees and their communication abilities; he describes how these discoveries have informed his own practices in the forest around him. As he says, a happy forest is a healthy forest, and he believes that eco-friendly practices not only are economically sustainable but also benefit the health of our planet and the mental and physical health of all who live on Earth.


Owl Sense

Author by : Miriam Darlington
Languange : en
Publisher by : Faber & Faber
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Description : A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week Longlisted for the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize 2018 A Guardian Book of the Year 2018 The owl has captivated the human imagination for millennia; as a predator, messenger, emblem of wisdom or portent of doom. Owl Sense tells a new story. On 'owl walks' with her teenage son, Benji, Miriam Darlington begins a quest to identify every European species of this elusive bird. From Britain she travels to Spain, France, Serbia and Finland, and to the frosted borders of the Arctic. Along the way, however, Benji succumbs to a mysterious and disabling illness, and Miriam's endeavour soon becomes entangled with the search for his cure. Bringing the strangeness and magnificence of owls to life, Owl Sense is a book about wildness in nature but also in the unpredictable course of our human lives.


Counter Desecration

Author by : Linda Russo
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wesleyan University Press
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Description : The Anthropocene is a term proposed for the present geological epoch (from the time of the Industrial Revolution onwards) to highlight the role of humanity in the transformation of earth’s environment globally, has become the subject of scholarship not only in the sciences, but also in the arts and humanities as well. Ecopoetics, a multidisciplinary approach that includes thinking and writing on poetics, science, and theory as well as emphasizing innovative approaches common to conceptual poetry, rose out of the late 20th-century awareness of ecology and concerns of environmental disaster. Collected from contributors including Brenda Hillman, Eileen Tabios, and Christopher Cokinos, and together a monument to human responsiveness and invention, Counter-Desecration is a book of ecopoetics that compiles terms—borrowed, invented, recast—that help configure or elaborate human engagement with place. There are no analogous volumes in the field of ecocriticism and ecopoetics. The individual entries, each a sketch or a notion, through some ecopoetic lens—anti-colonialism, bioregionalism, ecological (im)balance, indigeneity, resource extraction, extinction, habitat loss, environmental justice, queerness, attentiveness, sustainability—focus and configure the emerging relations and effects of the Anthropocene. Each entry is a work of art concerned with contemporary poetics and environmental justice backed with sound observation and scholarship.


Summary The Hidden Life Of Trees What They Feel How They Communicate By Peter Wohlleben

Author by : Shortcut Edition
Languange : en
Publisher by : Shortcut Edition
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Description : * Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. *You will discover that the plant world, and in particular the world of trees, is much more complex than we think. The forest is a community that has its rules and has functioned in harmony since the dawn of time... as long as man does not disrupt everything. *You will also discover that : trees have a structured community life; the forest has a surprising capacity for adaptation; in the forest, species do not live in autarky: trees, plants and animals use each other; each species has very strict codes of conduct and development; we are only at the beginning of our knowledge of the forest environment. *Peter Wohlleben, a German forest ranger, presents in this book the fruit of his experience: trees, like human beings, have a real social life, based on learning, mutual help and memories. They communicate with each other, respect those who were there before them and warn each other of possible dangers. *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!


Inside The World Of Harry Potter

Author by : Christopher E. Bell
Languange : en
Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : "Many scholars recognize the importance of Harry Potter as a vehicle for discussions about society. This interdisciplinary collection of new essays from one of the world's leading Harry Potter scholars brings to the forefront a critique of modern Western society, using Harry's world as a mirror to our own"--Provided by publisher.


Birds For Dummies

Author by : Brian L. Speer
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Total Read : 78
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Description : Your one-stop guide to caring for your avian companion Pet birds are intelligent, affectionate, and rewarding companions. No matter what bird you choose, you need to set up a happy home for him with the right stuff. You also need to keep your bird healthy by performing routine care and knowing what a healthy bird looks like and how he behaves. This friendly guide describes the birds that make the best pets, explains how to select the bird that's best for you, offers tips on bonding with your feathered friend, and provides expert advice on feeding and environmental enrichment that will keep these intelligent pets engaged. Benefit from a full-color guide to pet birds Choose the right bird based on your budget and lifestyle Create a bird-friendly environment that minimizes noise and mess Bond with your winged pet If you’re ready for your love of birds to take flight, this book has everything you need.


Of A Feather

Author by : Dayna Lorentz
Languange : en
Publisher by : HMH Books For Young Readers
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Total Read : 69
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Description : In this moving story that New York Times best-selling author Tui T. Sutherland calls "a perfect tale of outcasts, friendship, falconry, and the families we create," a down-on-her-luck girl rescues a baby owl, and the two set each other free.


The Art Of Environmental Law

Author by : Benjamin J Richardson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Total Read : 29
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Description : Environmental law has aesthetic dimensions. Aesthetic values have shaped the making of environmental law, and in turn such law governs many of our nature-based sensory experiences. Aesthetics is also integral to understanding the very fabric of environmental law, in its institutions, procedures and discourses. The Art of Environmental Law, the first book of its kind, brings new insights into the importance of aesthetic issues in a variety of domains of environmental governance around the world, from climate change to biodiversity conservation. It also argues for aesthetics, and relatedly the arts, to be taken more seriously in the practice of environmental law so as to improve our emotional and ethical capacities to address the upheavals of the Anthropocene.


The Hidden Life Of The Sixth Dalai Lama

Author by : Simon Wickham-Smith
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lexington Books
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Description : This is the first English translation of a Dalai Lama's biography, and is highly significant for the historical study of the Gaden Phodrang period, around the turn of the seventeenth century. It is not only a biography, but a historical narrative of a legendary character, and illustrates the nature and understanding of Tibetan hagiographical and mystical literature within a sociopolitical context.


Summary And Analysis Of The Hidden Life Of Trees What They Feel How They Communicate Discoveries From A Secret World

Author by : Worth Books
Languange : en
Publisher by : Open Road Media
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Description : So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Hidden Life of Trees tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Peter Wohlleben’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Hidden Life of Trees includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Profiles of the main characters Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben: The Hidden Life of Trees explains the astonishing ways trees interact with each other and respond to their environment. It details how they communicate via underground fungal networks, provide sugar to help trees that are stressed, warn each other of insect or fungal attacks, and coordinate their growth and reproduction. The author also describes how forestry methods can be improved to work with this complex inter-tree network to allow for healthier trees. Naturalist Peter Wohlleben puts into context the invaluable role forests play in sequestering carbon, talks about the contribution that large, old trees can play in battling climate change, and how caring for woodlands is vital to all life on earth. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.


The Fair Chase

Author by : Philip Dray
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : An award-winning historian tells the story of hunting in America, showing how this sport has shaped our national identity. From Daniel Boone to Teddy Roosevelt, hunting is one of America's most sacred-but also most fraught-traditions. It was promoted in the 19th century as a way to reconnect "soft" urban Americans with nature and to the legacy of the country's pathfinding heroes. Fair chase, a hunting code of ethics emphasizing fairness, rugged independence, and restraint towards wildlife, emerged as a worldview and gave birth to the conservation movement. But the sport's popularity also caused class, ethnic, and racial divisions, and stirred debate about the treatment of Native Americans and the role of hunting in preparing young men for war. This sweeping and balanced book offers a definitive account of hunting in America. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the evolution of our nation's foundational myths.


The Breath Of A Whale

Author by : Leigh Calvez
Languange : en
Publisher by : Sasquatch Books
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Description : From the author of The Hidden Lives of Owls, an exploration of the elusive lives of whales in the Pacific Ocean, home to orcas, humpbacks, sperm, blue, and gray whales. Leigh Calvez has spent a dozen years researching, observing, and probing the lives of the giants of the deep. Here, she relates the stories of nature's most remarkable creatures, including the familial orcas in the waters of Washington State and British Columbia; the migratory humpbacks; the ancient, deep-diving blue whales, the largest animals on the planet. The lives of these whales are conveyed through the work of dedicated researchers who have spent decades tracking them along their secretive routes that extend for thousands of miles, gleaning their habits and sounds and distinguishing peculiarities. The author invites the reader onto a small research catamaran maneuvering among 100-foot long blue whales off the coast of California; or to join the task of monitoring patterns of humpback whale movements at the ocean surface: tail throw, flipper slap, fluke up, or blow. To experience whales is breathtaking. To understand their lives deepens our connection with the natural world.


Hidden Lives

Author by : Judith Lennox
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : HIDDEN LIVES is the latest mesmerising tale of drama and intrigue from Judith Lennox, sure to appeal to readers of Kate Morton and Rachel Hore. Praise for Judith Lennox: 'A beautifully turned, compassionate novel' Daily Mail A surprise inheritance reveals the hidden lives of two sisters, torn apart by tragedy... Following her grandmother's death, Rose Martineau inherits The Egg, an extraordinary house nestling in the Sussex countryside. She discovers that the mysterious house originally belonged to her grandmother's younger sister, Sadie, who Rose never knew existed. In her search to uncover why the sisters grew apart, Rose is drawn back into the glamorous and decadent world of the 1930s. Meanwhile, Rose's own life as a dutiful wife and mother is turned upside down by a sordid scandal that threatens to destroy her marriage. It is only once she has unravelled the secrets of Sadie's past that she is able to look to her own future... An epic tale of secrets, scandal, jealousy and passion spanning the twentieth century.


The Secret Life Of Birds

Author by : Colin Tudge
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin UK
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Description : 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.


Messages From An Owl

Author by : Max R. Terman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Princeton University Press
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Description : When zoologist Max Terman came to the rescue of a great horned owlet in a Kansas town park, he embarked on an adventure that would test his scientific ingenuity and lead to unprecedented observations of an owl's hidden life in the wild. In Messages from an Owl, Terman not only relates his experiences nursing the starving owlet, "Stripey," back to health and teaching it survival skills in his barn, but also describes the anxiety and elation of letting a companion loose into an uncertain world. Once Terman felt that Stripey knew how to dive after prey, he set the owl free. At this point his story could have ended, with no clue as to what the young bird's fate would be--had it not been for Terman's experimentation with radio tags. By strapping the tags to Stripey, he actually managed to follow the owl into the wild and observe for himself the behavior of a hand-reared individual reunited with its natural environment. Through this unique use of telemetry, Terman tracked Stripey for over six years after the bird left the scientist's barn and took up residence in the surrounding countryside on the Kansas prairie. The radio beacon provided Terman with information on the owl's regular patterns of playing, hunting, exploring, and protecting. It enabled him to witness the moments when Stripey was bantered and mobbed by crows, when other owls launched fierce attacks, and when a prospective mate caught Stripey's eye. On occasional returns to the barn, the owl would follow Terman around as he performed chores, usually waiting for a handout. Until now, scientists have generally believed that an owl nurtured by humans becomes ill-adapted for meeting the challenges of life in the wild. Terman's research proves otherwise. Stripey surpassed all expectations by becoming a totally independent wild creature. With Terman, however, Stripey remained tame, allowing the author to explore something one rarely sees in owls: a warm interest in humanity. Terman engagingly re-creates this dimension of Stripey as he describes with humor and compassion the daily challenges of probing the life of a "phantom winged tiger." Originally published in 1996. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


Living With Wildness

Author by : Bill Sherwonit
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : A collection of anecdotes from thirty years of living in the Alaskan wilderness. Includes reflections on engaging with nature and finding one's inner wildness.


The Hidden Life Of Emily Dickinson

Author by : John Evangelist Walsh
Languange : en
Publisher by : New York : Simon and Schuster
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Total Read : 22
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Owls

Author by : Cynthia Berger
Languange : en
Publisher by : Stackpole Books
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Total Read : 86
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Description : Provides information on the life cycle, behavior, and habitats of owls, including an identification guide for all North American owls.


The Hidden Life Of Hanna Why

Author by : Marita Van der Vyver
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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The Secret Lives Of The Sushi Club

Author by : Christy Yorke
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wheeler Pub Incorporated
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Total Read : 67
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Description : A friendship turns sour when one of four women reveals the lives of her friends in her bestseller; however, a rafting trip to save their unraveling friendship becomes a test of physical and emotional endurance.


A Most Remarkable Creature

Author by : Jonathan Meiburg
Languange : en
Publisher by : Knopf
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Total Read : 51
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Description : “A fascinating, entertaining, and totally engrossing story.”—David Sibley, author of What It's Like to Be a Bird “Utterly captivating and beautifully written, this book is a hugely entertaining and enlightening exploration of a bird so wickedly smart, curious, and social, it boggles the mind.”—Jennifer Ackerman, author of The Bird Way “As curious, wide-ranging, gregarious, and intelligent as its subject.”—Charles C. Mann, author of 1491 An enthralling account of a modern voyage of discovery as we meet the clever, social birds of prey called caracaras, which puzzled Darwin, fascinate modern-day falconers, and carry secrets of our planet's deep past in their family history. In 1833, Charles Darwin was astonished by an animal he met in the Falkland Islands: handsome, social, and oddly crow-like falcons that were "tame and inquisitive . . . quarrelsome and passionate," and so insatiably curious that they stole hats, compasses, and other valuables from the crew of the Beagle. Darwin wondered why these birds were confined to remote islands at the tip of South America, sensing a larger story, but he set this mystery aside and never returned to it. Almost two hundred years later, Jonathan Meiburg takes up this chase. He takes us through South America, from the fog-bound coasts of Tierra del Fuego to the tropical forests of Guyana, in search of these birds: striated caracaras, which still exist, though they're very rare. He reveals the wild, fascinating story of their history, origins, and possible futures. And along the way, he draws us into the life and work of William Henry Hudson, the Victorian writer and naturalist who championed caracaras as an unsung wonder of the natural world, and to falconry parks in the English countryside, where captive caracaras perform incredible feats of memory and problem-solving. A Most Remarkable Creature is a hybrid of science writing, travelogue, and biography, as generous and accessible as it is sophisticated, and absolutely riveting.


The Secret Language Of Life

Author by : Brian J. Ford
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : The author of Images of Science describes the rich emotional, cognitive, and even romantic lives of animals and plants. 10,000 first printing.


I Love You But How Do I Live With You

Author by : Des Hunt
Languange : en
Publisher by : AWC Business Solutions
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Description : Statistics show that nearly half of all first marriages end up on the rocks and finish in divorce. These figures do not take into account all the couples that don’t marry, try living together and eventually break up. Nor do they take into account all the unhappy marriages that are ‘staying together for the sake of the kids’. The incredible thing that the statistics show is that the odds of a second marriage working out are not much better. They also show that couples who try living together before they get married are no more successful at staying together than those who don’t ‘try before they buy’. I Love You But How Do I Live With You? is the long awaited companion to Des Hunt’s best-selling book What Makes People Tick: Understanding Yourself and Others. In this book you will: • Discover the personality style of yourself and your partner, plus: • A full description of yours and your partner’s personality style which reveals: Ø How you each defend yourselves Ø How you each handle conflict Ø How to relate to each other more effectively Ø How not to relate to each other Ø How to live and love for life Ø How you each see life Ø What each of you want from life Ø You loves and your hates Ø How You each want to be related to Ø How you each prefer to communicate Ø Your different strengths and weaknesses


A Hidden Life

Author by : Autran Dourado
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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The Hidden Places Of The Lake District

Author by : Peter Long
Languange : en
Publisher by : Travel Publishing Ltd
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Description : This is the 6th edition of Hidden Places exploring one of the U.K's most popular regions for visitors and will be printed in full colour The Lake District is famous for its grand, austere mountain scenery intersected by fast flowing rivers and languid lakes but it also offers visitors much more - isolated hamlets and picturesque villages, quiet lanes and a deep literary and industrial heritage. The ideal subject for the Hidden Places, the book is packed with information and coloured photographs on the more secluded and little known venues for food, accommodation and places of interest as well as the more enduring attractions of the region. This edition incorporates the redesigned covers for regional titles and features eye-catching photographs of the Whislatter Pass, Whitehaven and Wastwater.


Owls Of The United States And Canada

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : JHU Press
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Description : In this gorgeous book, celebrated natural history writer and wildlife photographer Wayne Lynch reveals the secrets of owls with stunning photographs, personal anecdotes, and accessible science. The photos alone are masterpieces--the vast majority were taken in the wild. From the great horned to the tiny elf owl, this amazing volume captures the beauty and mystery of these charismatic birds of prey.Johns Hopkins University Press


Owls

Author by : Claus König
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 81
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Description : Because of its adaptation to nocturnal life, the owl is sometimes difficult to see; its identification is therefore a challenge even to the most experienced field birders. This book, together with its accompanying double CD, is an invaluable aid to the identification of owls, for it pays particular attention to the crucial element of voice identification. In addition to identification, the book also offers in-depth coverage of the ecology and reproductive behavior of owls. The book includes 64 color plates of various species as well as sonograms and distribution maps.


Letters From Eden

Author by : Julie Zickefoose
Languange : en
Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Total Read : 65
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Description : A compilation of paintings, drawings, and essays based on the artist's and naturalist's daily walks around her southern Ohio home offers an illuminating study of the wildlife of the region and of the interactions among people and animals, including coyotes, wild turkeys, box turtles, and a bird-eating bullfrog.