Blackbirds

Blackbirds Author Chuck Wendig
ISBN-10 9783838724478
Release 2013-04-19
Pages 303
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Miriam hat eine Gabe: Wenn sie einen Menschen berührt, sieht sie den Moment seines Todes. Doch nie konnte sie die Zukunft verhindern. Inzwischen hat sie den Versuch aufgegeben... Als der Trucker Louis Miriam vor einem Überfall rettet, berührt sie seine Hand und sieht das Unvermeidliche: Louis wird in 30 Tagen von einem Killer brutal ermordet und Miriam steht daneben. Ist sie vielleicht das nächste Opfer? Miriam glaubt eigentlich nicht, dass sie die Zukunft ändern kann. Aber sie muss es noch ein Mal versuchen: für ihr Überleben und für seins.



And the Blackbirds Sang

And the Blackbirds Sang Author Patricia J. Lengi
ISBN-10 9781479787425
Release 2013-02-13
Pages 135
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“Hey, David, wait up a sec.” Long golden-blonde hair hid Jillian’s face as she bent over to tie a shoe. “Okay, two more miles before we turn around.” She wiped the sweat off her forehead, took a deep breath, and they resumed the long, seemingly effortless strides of distance runners. The dirt road curved up a hill, and Jillian looked forward to the view from the top. Dust spurted from their footsteps, and their breathing became harder as the road became steeper, but Jillian didn’t notice because she was thinking back to the day, three years ago, when she had first discovered the other side of the hill. Leaving the Bennington City limits behind, Jillian had pedaled her bike as far as she could up the country road, then pushed it slowly, slowly up the steep incline, stopping twice to rest while wondering what lay ahead. Finally, the view from the top had enchanted her. Aspen leaves whirred in the warm breeze, and an old pine shaded her as she settled back against a nearby log. Wild roses and purple lupines filled the air with a sweet scent, and tiny white flowers carpeted the ground where she sat. The Blue Mountains, whose peaks she could glimpse from her bedroom window, were a backdrop for a white cottage nestling near the banks of a stream far below. “Jill, are you in there?” David grinned at her startled expression. “I thought you must be at least on Mars.” “Oh, I’m sorry, David. I guess maybe I was lost in space. Actually, I was thinking about our run. I love going up this road and down the valley.” “Same here, but I’d rather think about winning at the state meet. Seriously, Jill, you have a great chance. I just hope to be in the top ten.” Jillian wrinkled her nose but said nothing as they breasted the hill, and she drank in the familiar scene as they descended the gravelly road and picked up the pace. The stream tumbled and gurgled and muffled their footsteps as they neared the cottage. Mrs. Sheldon, watering chrysanthemums in window boxes, waved hesitantly across to them as they ran by. A blackbird sang among the reeds along the creek, and Jillian sighed. “Do you know you always do that?” David asked. “Do what?”



Blackbirds and Dragons Mermaids and Mice

Blackbirds and Dragons  Mermaids and Mice Author Sandy Asher
ISBN-10 1583421742
Release 2003
Pages 166
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Blackbirds and Dragons Mermaids and Mice has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Blackbirds and Dragons Mermaids and Mice also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Blackbirds and Dragons Mermaids and Mice book for free.



The Blackbirds

The Blackbirds Author Eric Jerome Dickey
ISBN-10 9781101984123
Release 2017-04-18
Pages 528
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New York Timesbestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey delivers his next delectable erotic romance. They call themselves the Blackbirds. Kwanzaa Browne, Indigo Abdulrahaman, Destiny Jones, and Ericka Stockwell are four best friends who are closer than sisters and will go to the ends of the earth for one another. Yet even their deep bond can t heal all wounds from their individual pasts, as the collegiate and post-collegiate women struggle with their own demons, drama, and desires. Trying to forget her cheating ex-fiance, Kwanzaa becomes entangled with a wicked one-night stand a man who turns out to be one in five million. Indigo is in an endless on-again, off-again relationship with her footballer boyfriend, and in her time between dysfunctional relationships she pursues other naughty desires. Destiny, readjusting to normal life, struggles to control her own anger after avenging a deep wrong landed her in juvi, while at the same time trying to have her first real relationship one she has initiated using an alias to hide her past from her lover. Divorced Ericka is in remission from cancer and trying to deal with two decades of animosity with her radical mother while keeping secret the desperate crush she has always had on Destiny s father . . . a passion with an older man that just may be reciprocated. As the women try to overcome or give in to their impulses, they find not only themselves tested but also the one thing they always considered unbreakable: their friendship."



Blackbirds

Blackbirds Author Gill Munton
ISBN-10 0198468032
Release 2008
Pages 16
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The Read Write Inc. Non-fiction Phonics books provide structured practice for children in decoding words and reading through phonics. Each set of books is carefully graded so children can read them with confidence. This set is part of a brand new non-fiction range for RWI, with child-friendly topics including animals, space, the Victorians and hobbies. With full colour photographs and interesting but decodable texts, these books will complement your use of the Read Write Inc programme. Read Write Inc. Phonics: Non-Fiction * Using Ruth Miskin's successful tried-and-tested phonic methodology for reading success * Building confidence with opportunities for talk and praise throughout The creator, Ruth Miskin, is currently involved in a series of nationwide training programmes for primary schools, commissioned by the UK government's Department for Education and Skills. In 2007, Channel 4 ran a series of programmes showing the RWI method being used in schools. Ruth Miskin is becoming a well-known name both in school and at home.



Blackbirds

Blackbirds Author Simon Startin
ISBN-10 1906582297
Release 2012-02
Pages 75
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In an age when we are connected by global networks, but don't know our neighbors, Blackbirds tells of a time when bombs fell daily in the street and Britain was at its bravest by the people who were there, in their own words.



Orioles Blackbirds and Their Kin

Orioles  Blackbirds  and Their Kin Author Alexander Frank Skutch
ISBN-10 0816516014
Release 1996
Pages 291
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From blackbirds and orioles to meadowlarks, grackles, and cowbirds, the variety and variation shown by members of the family Icteridae is legend. The family exhibits great diversity in size and coloration, mating and nest building, and habits and habitats. This group of 94 New World species once known as the troupials is well represented in backyards across America; yet most icterids are tropical or semi-tropical species that remain largely unstudied. The least known of these species are perhaps best known to Alexander Skutch, who has studied birds in a Costa Rican tropical valley for more than half a century. In this fascinating book--the first devoted exclusively to the icterids--he combines his own observations with those of other naturalists to provide a comparative natural history and biology of this remarkable family of birds. Devoting a separate chapter to each major group or genus, he delineates the outstanding characteristics of each and includes observations of little-studied tropical species such as caciques and oropendolas. Orioles, Blackbirds, and Their Kin is an eminently readable natural history in the classic style. Enhanced by 31 scratchboard illustrations, this book will delight nature enthusiasts everywhere with its fascinating exposition of avian diversity. Because so much of the published information on the icterids is widely scattered, Skutch's painstaking compilation has created a valuable reference work that will provide students and researchers with a wealth of new insights into the tropical members of this New World family.



In the Shadow of Blackbirds

In the Shadow of Blackbirds Author Cat Winters
ISBN-10 9781613124598
Release 2013-04-02
Pages 400
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In 1918, the world seems on the verge of apocalypse. Americans roam the streets in gauze masks to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and the government ships young men to the front lines of a brutal war, creating an atmosphere of fear and confusion. Sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches as desperate mourners flock to séances and spirit photographers for comfort, but she herself has never believed in ghosts. During her bleakest moment, however, she’s forced to rethink her entire way of looking at life and death, for her first love—a boy who died in battle—returns in spirit form. But what does he want from her? Featuring haunting archival early-twentieth-century photographs, this is a tense, romantic story set in a past that is eerily like our own time. Praise for In The Shadow of Blackbirds STARRED REVIEW "Winters’s masterful debut novel is an impressively researched marriage of the tragedies of wartime, the 1918 flu epidemic, the contemporaneous Spiritualism craze, and a chilling love story and mystery." —Publishers Weekly, starred review STARRED REVIEW "More than anything, this is a story of the breaking point between sanity and madness, delivered in a straightforward and welcoming teen voice." —Booklist, starred review STARRED REVIEW "Winters deftly combines mystery, ghost story, historical fiction, and romance. Excellent pacing and deliciously creepy descriptions…” —School Library Journal, starred review "This engrossing combination of historical fiction, ghost story, psychological thriller, and straight-up whodunit moves between genres with stunning ease, maximizing the tropes of each to satisfying effect." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Winters strikes just the right balance between history and ghost story, neatly capturing the tenor of the times, as growing scientific inquiry collided with heightened spiritualist curiosity." —Kirkus Reviews "Mary Shelley is a likable, sympathetic heroine, and through her story, teen readers will get a glimpse of a fascinating time period, made all the more real by the haunting historic photographs that pepper the novel, from soldiers in trenches to policemen in gauze masks. Part romance, part mystery and part ghost story, In the Shadow of Blackbirds makes palpable a terrifying time that brought the horror of death into the homes of millions." —Bookpage "One of the creepiest (in a good way) covers of the season! What's inside, historical Y.A. set at the time of the Spanish influenza, is equally haunting." —The Atlantic Wire “Cat Winter’s debut novel is creepy good.” —The Boston Globe "Romance fans will love Stephen’s ghostly visits to Mary Shelley, confirming that their romance is as steamy as ever. Mystery lovers will enjoy the satisfactory resolution of the puzzle. Recommend this title to fans of Libba Bray’s The Diviners." —VOYA "In this book, the passion of first love and the paranoia of the times are realistically and movingly rendered." —The Oregonian "Beautifully written and absolutely riveting. I enjoyed everything about this book." —The Statesman Journal Award William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist 2014 School Library Journal Best Book of 2013 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults



Red winged Blackbirds

Red winged Blackbirds Author Les D. Beletsky
ISBN-10 0226041867
Release 1996
Pages 294
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Drawing on detailed data from their sixteen-year study of red-winged blackbirds in the marshes of Washington's Columbia National Wildlife Refuge, Beletsky and Orians analyze the information redwings use to make breeding-season decisions and the consequences these decisions have for lifetime reproductive success. Because male and female redwings make different, and often independent, decisions—males focus on territory acquisition and maintenance, while females must choose when and where to nest and how much energy to invest in reproduction—the authors have taken the novel approach of studying the sexes separately. Using analyses of observational data combined with field experiments and game-theoretical models, the authors provide new insights into the complex patterns of reproductive decision-making and breeding behavior in redwings. This book will be of interest to all who study social animals, including behavioral ecologists, evolutionary biologists, and ornithologists.



FOUR AND TWENTY BLACKBIRDS

FOUR AND TWENTY BLACKBIRDS Author Mark A. Pierce Sr.
ISBN-10 9781480964327
Release 2016-04-28
Pages 440
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FOUR AND TWENTY BLACKBIRDS by Mark A. Pierce Sr. Mark A. Pierce Sr. has written a saga that uncovers an innocuous slight to the military service record of thousands of African Americans. His sweeping novel about a military social experiment starts in Detroit in 1943 and reaches its profound conclusion forty years later. The battles repelled by the greatest generation of fighting men the world had ever seen were covered in the memories of a zeitgeist… underneath the sands of time. Pierce has come forward with an unspoken story – until now. FOUR AND TWENTY BLACKBIRDS will astound the reader.



Four and Twenty Blackbirds

Four and Twenty Blackbirds Author Cherie Priest
ISBN-10 1429944439
Release 2005-10-01
Pages 288
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Although she was orphaned at birth, Eden Moore is never alone. Three dead women watch from the shadows, bound to protect her from harm. But in the woods a gunman waits, convinced that Eden is destined to follow her wicked great-grandfather--an African magician with the power to curse the living and raise the dead. Now Eden must decipher the secret of the ghostly trio before a new enemy more dangerous than the fanatical assassin destroys what is left of her family. She will sift through lies in a Georgian ante-bellum mansion and climb through the haunted ruins of a 19th century hospital, desperately seeking the truth that will save her beloved aunt from the curse that threatens her life. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.



Four and Twenty Blackbirds

Four and Twenty Blackbirds Author Mercedes Lackey
ISBN-10 9781618244215
Release 2004-02-01
Pages 432
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A MAGICAL MANIAC IS LOOSE IN ALANDA! A magical murderer is loose in Alanda. The victims are always women, always lower-class, and the weapon is always a three-sided stiletto, most often found among Church regalia. But the killers are never churchmen, and they always commit suicide immediately after the bloody deed. Tal Rufen is just a simple constable. But he really cares about his job, and when one of these murder/suicides happens on his beat he becomes obsessed. His superiors don't care¾the victims will never be missed, and their murderers are already justly dead. But every instinct Tal Rufen has cries out that he has seen only one small piece of a bigger and much nastier puzzle.... At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).



Some Adaptations of Marsh nesting Blackbirds

Some Adaptations of Marsh nesting Blackbirds Author Gordon H. Orians
ISBN-10 0691082375
Release 1980
Pages 295
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The variety of social systems among the New World blackbirds (Family Icteridae) and the structural simplicity of their foraging environment provide excellent opportunities for testing theorics about the adaptive significance of their behavior. Here Gordon Orians presents the results of his many years of research on how blackbirds utilize their marsh environments during the breeding season. These results stem from information he gathered on three species during ten breeding seasons in the Pacific Northwest, on Red-winged blackbirds during two breeding seasons in Costa Rica, and on three species during one breeding season in Argentina. The author uses models derived from Darwin's theory of natural selection to predict the behavior and morphology of individuals as well as the statistical properties of their populations. First he tests models that predict habitat selection, foraging behavior, territoriality, and mate selection. Then he considers some population patterns, especially range of use of environmental resources and overlap among species, that may result from those individual attributes. Professor Orianns concludes with an overview of the structure of bird communities in marshes of the world and the relation of these patterns to overall source availability in these simple but productive habitats.



The blacksmith and the blackbirds

The blacksmith and the blackbirds Author Edith Rickert
ISBN-10 UOM:39076002657414
Release 1928
Pages 46
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The blacksmith was very cross and was known as the cross and crusty blacksmith. He lived near a great woods where the Bojabi tree grew. He had a big garden and a big orchard and grew watermelon and cherries because his children liked them so much. But, so did the blackbirds who couldn't be kept away from the delicious treats, until the king of the blackbirds and the blacksmith came up with a solution both could live with.



From Basic Apple to Four and Twenty Blackbirds It s as Easy as Pie

From Basic Apple to Four and Twenty Blackbirds It s as Easy as Pie Author Susan Gold Purdy
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924087252841
Release 1984
Pages 426
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Briefly traces the history of pie and provides recipes for pastries, fillings, toppings, tarts, galettes, turnovers and savory, custard, chiffon, and frozen pies



Variation in the vocalizations of male red winged blackbirds

Variation in the vocalizations of male red winged blackbirds Author Richard Walter Simmers
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924090269097
Release 1972*
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Variation in the vocalizations of male red winged blackbirds has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Variation in the vocalizations of male red winged blackbirds also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Variation in the vocalizations of male red winged blackbirds book for free.



Ecology and Management of Blackbirds Icteridae in North America

Ecology and Management of Blackbirds  Icteridae  in North America Author George M. Linz
ISBN-10 9781351643559
Release 2017-09-19
Pages 240
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The various species of new world blackbirds, often intermingled in large foraging flocks and nighttime roosts, collectively number in the hundreds of millions and are a dominant component of the natural and agricultural avifauna in North America today. Because of their abundance, conspicuous flocking behavior, and feeding habits, these species have often been in conflict with human endeavors. The pioneering publications on blackbirds were by F. E. L. Beal in 1900 and A. A. Allen in 1914. These seminal treatises laid the foundation for more than 1,000 descriptive and experimental studies on the life histories of blackbirds as well as their ecology and management in relation to agricultural damage and other conflicts such as caused by large winter roosting congregations. The wealth of information generated in over a century of research is found in disparate outlets that include government reports, conference proceedings, peer-reviewed journals, monographs, and books. For the first time, Ecology and Management of Blackbirds (Icteridae) in North America summarizes and synthesizes this vast body of information on the biology and life histories of blackbirds and their conflicts with humans into a single volume for researchers, wildlife managers, agriculturists, disease biologists, ornithologists, policy makers, and the public. The book reviews the life histories of red-winged blackbirds, yellow-headed blackbirds, common grackles, and brown-headed cowbirds. It provides in-depth coverage of the functional roles of blackbirds in natural and agricultural ecosystems. In doing so, this authoritative reference promotes the development of improved science-based, integrated management strategies to address conflicts when resolutions are needed.