In the Field Among the Feathered

In the Field  Among the Feathered Author Thomas R. Dunlap
ISBN-10 9780199912698
Release 2011-12-14
Pages 256
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America is a nation of ardent, knowledgeable birdwatchers. But how did it become so? And what role did the field guide play in our passion for spotting, watching, and describing birds? In the Field, Among the Feathered tells the history of field guides to birds in America from the Victorian era to the present, relating changes in the guides to shifts in science, the craft of field identification, and new technologies for the mass reproduction of images. Drawing on his experience as a passionate birder and on a wealth of archival research, Thomas Dunlap shows how the twin pursuits of recreation and conservation have inspired birders and how field guides have served as the preferred method of informal education about nature for well over a century. The book begins with the first generation of late 19th-century birdwatchers who built the hobby when opera glasses were often the best available optics and bird identification was sketchy at best. As America became increasingly urban, birding became more attractive, and with Roger Tory Peterson's first field guide in 1934, birding grew in both popularity and accuracy. By the 1960s recreational birders were attaining new levels of expertise, even as the environmental movement made birding's other pole, conservation, a matter of human health and planetary survival. Dunlap concludes by showing how recreation and conservation have reached a new balance in the last 40 years, as scientists have increasingly turned to amateurs, whose expertise had been honed by the new guides, to gather the data they need to support habitat preservation. Putting nature lovers and citizen-activists at the heart of his work, Thomas Dunlap offers an entertaining history of America's long-standing love affair with birds, and with the books that have guided and informed their enthusiasm.

Fin Feather and Field

Fin Feather and Field Author Simren Kaur
ISBN-10 9781482800661
Release 2013-07-11
Pages 390
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To some extent, the title Fin Feather and Field is self-explanatory. Fin is more than fishing; it is an excuse to be outdoors, not just to kill but to observe nature from diverse angles. Feather is not just game-bird shooting but watching and identifying birds, rearing semi-tame peacocks and gray partridges till ready to fly, named Mustapha, Mr. Onion, and Paloma. Field involves travel, monuments and wild life sanctuaries, tracking Tahr in the Nilgiris and Bharal in snowbound North Sikkim. It is horse riding, playing golf, trekking, and mountain climbing. It is savoring a myriad cultures across India and some abroad; inviting misadventure are part of Field. Autobiographical glimpses and vignettes of army lifestyle find small nooks here and there. In short, Fin Feather and Field is a celebration of the life given and enjoyed to the hilt through over forty years, with minds open to wonder, learning, never abandoning the mindfulness of “feeling” the aura of strangers and places. Some of the best years lived in tribal India on the Chota Nagpur Plateau, braving dacoits and fearful gun-wielding Naxalites, are memorable parts of Field.

Kaufman Field Guide to Advanced Birding

Kaufman Field Guide to Advanced Birding Author Kenn Kaufman
ISBN-10 9780547248325
Release 2011
Pages 448
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A resource with nearly 900 full-color photos examines the basics of each major bird group, describes the principles of identification and much more. By the author of Lives of North American Birds. 20,000 first printing.

Beyond Nature s Housekeepers

Beyond Nature s Housekeepers Author Nancy C. Unger
ISBN-10 9780199986002
Release 2012-10-05
Pages 336
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From pre-Columbian times to the environmental justice movements of the present, women and men frequently responded to the environment and environmental issues in profoundly different ways. Although both environmental history and women's history are flourishing fields, explorations of the synergy produced by the interplay between environment and sex, sexuality, and gender are just beginning. Offering more than biographies of great women in environmental history, Beyond Nature's Housekeepers examines the intersections that shaped women's unique environmental concerns and activism and that framed the way the larger culture responded. Women featured include Native Americans, colonists, enslaved field workers, pioneers, homemakers, municipal housekeepers, immigrants, hunters, nature writers, soil conservationists, scientists, migrant laborers, nuclear protestors, and environmental justice activists. As women, they fared, thought, and acted in ways complicated by social, political, and economic norms, as well as issues of sexuality and childbearing. Nancy C. Unger reveals how women have played a unique role, for better and sometimes for worse, in the shaping of the American environment.

Field Guide to Urban Wildlife

Field Guide to Urban Wildlife Author Julie Feinstein
ISBN-10 9780811705851
Release 2011-01
Pages 454
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Many varieties of wildlife have adapted to thrive in cities and suburbs. This is the first field guide of its type ever published that will show how to identify and understand the wildlife most commonly found living near humans. The guide also explores the relationships between humans and the 135 common species of urban North American species.

Lightning Gods and Feathered Serpents

Lightning Gods and Feathered Serpents Author Rex Koontz
ISBN-10 9780292779884
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 151
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El Tajín, an ancient Mesoamerican capital in Veracruz, Mexico, has long been admired for its stunning pyramids and ballcourts decorated with extensive sculptural programs. Yet the city's singularity as the only center in the region with such a wealth of sculpture and fine architecture has hindered attempts to place it more firmly in the context of Mesoamerican history. In Lightning Gods and Feathered Serpents, Rex Koontz undertakes the first extensive treatment of El Tajín's iconography in over thirty years, allowing us to view its imagery in the broader Mesoamerican context of rising capitals and new elites during a period of fundamental historical transformations. Koontz focuses on three major architectural features—the Pyramid of the Niches/Central Plaza ensemble, the South Ballcourt, and the Mound of the Building Columns complex—and investigates the meanings of their sculpture and how these meanings would have been experienced by specific audiences. Koontz finds that the iconography of El Tajín reveals much about how motifs and elite rites growing out of the Classic period were transmitted to later Mesoamerican peoples as the cultures centered on Teotihuacan and the Maya became the myriad city-states of the Early Postclassic period. By reexamining the iconography of sculptures long in the record, as well as introducing important new monuments and contexts, Lightning Gods and Feathered Serpents clearly demonstrates El Tajín's numerous iconographic connections with other areas of Mesoamerica, while also exploring its roots in an indigenous Gulf lowlands culture whose outlines are only now emerging. At the same time, it begins to uncover a largely ignored regional artistic culture of which Tajín is the crowning achievement.

Birds of a Feather Flock Together Sermons That Use Images from Nature

Birds of a Feather Flock Together  Sermons That Use Images from Nature Author Jeffrey L. Hunter
ISBN-10 9781598589962
Release 2009-07
Pages 120
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Metaphors are ways of thinking and speaking about God which are based on images. The Bible is full of animal characteristics to describe God. Jesus also describes others by using metaphors. In the Bible God is seen as a Shepherd, Lion, Father, Eagle, Light, Rock, a fortress, the Vinedresser, Our Refuge, the Potter, a Wheel, Fire, etc. These sermons will give Spiritual growth and encouragement. Jeffrey Hunter lives in Columbia, South Carolina where he pastored for serveral years. He has taught in the Religion department of Allen University in Columbia, SC, Limestone College the Columbia SC Campus, and Newberry College in Newberry, SC. He matriculated at Benedict College in Columbia, SC, Lutheran Thelogical Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC, Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West, SC, United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, and Bethany Theological Seminary in Houston, Alabama.

The Feather Room

The Feather Room Author Anis Mojgani
ISBN-10 9781935904755
Release 2011-06-01
Pages 157
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Science, birds, Billy the Kid, and lots of feathers surround The Feather Room, Anis Mojgani's follow up to his Pushcart-nominated work, Over the Anvil We Stretch. In The Feather Room, Mojgani further explores storytelling in poetic form while traveling farther down the path of magic realism, endowing his tales with a greater sense of fantasy and brightness. The work recounts loss and heartbreak while discovering lightness and beauty on the other side. Throughout the book, Mojgani opens tree trunks to reveal chandeliers. He leads us through the rooms inside himself, using poems to part curtains and paint walls. He is lifting windows to let the fantasy indoors. Anis Mojgani, Andrea Gibson, you and other young poets of their talent are the future of American poetry and frankly, that fills me with joy! --Thomas Lux, Guggenheim Fellow & recipient of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for his book Split Horizons Mojgani is not your typical national poetry slam champion...The playfulness, startling originality, and lyric optimism are all gravy. He's simply the best there is right now. -Taylor Mali, "The Last Time As We Are" Anis shook the dust off me and everyone else in the audience with the beauty of his words. -Saul Williams, "Said the Shotgun to the Head"

Issues in Allergy and Asthma Research and Treatment 2011 Edition

Issues in Allergy and Asthma Research and Treatment  2011 Edition Author
ISBN-10 9781464966828
Release 2012-01-09
Pages 411
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Issues in Allergy and Asthma Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Allergy and Asthma Research and Treatment. The editors have built Issues in Allergy and Asthma Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Allergy and Asthma Research and Treatment 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 Issues in Allergy and Asthma Research and Treatment: 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

Feather a Child s Death and Life

Feather  a Child s Death and Life Author Robert Peters
ISBN-10 0299153606
Release 1997
Pages 191
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With great tenderness, poet and critic Robert Peters recalls the brief life and sudden death of his son Richard, a four-year-old called "Feather" by his sister Meredith and brother Rob. Feather returns home ill one day from nursery school, spends the afternoon in bed with his father and his stuffed toy seal, and dies that evening. Looking back after decades on that February day in 1960, when the skinned knees, colds, and fevers of childhood were obliterated by the unthinkable--fatal meningitis--Peters sees with harrowing clarity the image of that little boy in the tugboat pajamas lying still on a gurney, one bare foot visible at the edge of the sheet. He recalls his anger, his confusion: "What shall I do with my hands?" Feather: A Child's Death and Life is an album of poetic and sometimes visceral snapshots: portraits of a family, a house, a strained marriage, a father reading poems to his children, a young academic struggling to establish himself, Peters catches his family in moments of almost transcendent joy and crushing grief. The children's happiness on Christmas morning, in summer at a Canadian lake, or ice skating is shadowed by lessons in accepting death: a succession of pet turtles, mice, and goldfish succumb; Dad butchers the Thanksgiving turkey, nicknamed "Gobble," in the snowy backyard. The fourth book in Robert Peters' series of memoirs, Feather not only illuminates the lives of father and child, but also reflects a moment in the life of a writer, as Peters' grief for his son finds expression in his first collection of poetry, Songs for a Son.

Ornithology in Laboratory and Field

Ornithology in Laboratory and Field Author Olin Sewall Pettingill, Jr.
ISBN-10 9780323138925
Release 2012-12-02
Pages 403
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This new edition of Ornithology in Laboratory and Field continues to offer up-to-date coverage of the important aspects of modern ornithology. Beginning with an overview of ornithology today, Pettingill explores such topics as external and internal anatomy, physiology, ecology, flight, behavior, migration, life histories, and populations.

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather Author Colin Rees
ISBN-10 9781783064090
Release 2014-05-28
Pages 368
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In Birds of a Feather, an informative and beautifully illustrated book, Colin Rees and Derek Thomas portray the changing seasons in the UK and US, bringing their observations together with some startling results. With images by artists Robert Gillmor and Ian Rees, the book will appeal to anyone with an interest in birds and their future in North America and the UK. Exploding flocks of Snow Geese rising from icy fields; the arrival of the osprey; the harmonies of the dawn chorus; migrating waders racing south before the surf – these are but a few moments evoking the sights, sounds and colours of the passing seasons observed and recorded over a year by two experienced ornithologists living on both sides of the Atlantic. In the context of their gardens, neighbourhoods and in larger landscapes, Colin Rees and Derek Thomas provide a month by month account of their birding year, commenting upon what they see and hear. They also consider how our world is radically changing the lives of birds. Birds of a Feather celebrates the gentle patter of raindrops, the scent and luminescence of spring, swallows of an evening and the first flight of young ospreys. They take the reader on walks through grasslands, forests, marshes, estuaries and along coasts and describe the effects of changing weather on flora and fauna, the unfolding of the breeding season, bird counts, the character of birders and bird organizations in the US and UK. They also address the challenge of conservation in the modern world. Over 45 million people consider themselves bird watchers in the US and 20 million watch birds in the UK making this book appealing to bird watchers on both sides of the Atlantic. Advanced praise for Birds of a Feather ‘The joys of the seasons are deep in our souls. Gilbert Whites classic The Natural History of Selborne shared his astute diaries of nature’s calendar. Edwin Way Teale’s acclaimed books on the American Seasons inspired a generation of naturalists on this side of the” pond”. Birds of a Feather now engages us in much the same way through the superior powers of observation and charming prose of two pals, here and there.’ – Frank Gill, formerly Philadelphia Academy of Sciences and Vice-President, Science, National Audubon Society. ‘Birds of a Feather is a poignant and moving reminder of how experiences of wildlife can grip the human soul and linger in our memories. Two friends thousands of miles apart share with us moments they will never forget. Their consciousness of, and love for, the natural world brings even the most unexpected places to life.’ – Stephanie Hilborne OBE, Chief Executive The Wildlife Trusts. ‘This book will be a great read for birders from either side of the Atlantic who normally experience the birds of the “other side” through short trips during peak seasons. The book provides a flavour of the year-round diversity of species and habitats through the eyes of two experienced birders who understand how seasonal change drives the bird movements that make birding so much fun. The trans-Atlantic comparisons of two amazing birding locations throughout the year make this an even more compelling read.’ – Mike Parr, Vice President for Program Development, American Bird Conservancy ‘’The annual rhythms of nature provide a ceaseless flow of variety and change to our natural environment that stimulate and inspire us, wherever we live. Observing birds is surely one of the most engaging ways to enjoy the year’s natural cycle, with bird migrations each spring and autumn delivering the colour and sounds of the tropics and the Arctic directly to us. Birds of a Feather takes us, via delightful personal accounts, through the ornithological year on both sides of the Atlantic, juxtaposing the rich coastal plain of the Chesapeake Bay with the rocky coast, plains and mountains of South Wales. Along the way are valuable reminders that birds in both regions, and across the globe, are at risk from a similar array of threats, including habitat loss, pollution, and climate change.’ – David Curson, Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Maryland-DC ‘This delightful dialogue, back and forth across the Atlantic Ocean, demonstrates that wildlife is a shared pleasure wherever we live.’ – Mark Avery, former Head of Conservation at RSPB, now a freelance environmental consultant and journalist. The book features illustrations by Robert Gillmor (cover art) and Ian Rees (interior illustrations) Robert Gillmor is an English artist, ornithologist and illustrator and one of the founders of the Society of Wildlife Artists of which he is a past president. He has contributed to over 100 books, is a 2001 recipient of the medal from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and his work is the subject of numerous museum collections. He recently designed seven sets of Royal Mail postage stamps and over many years has designed many of the book jackets for the New Naturalist Library in the U.K, published by Collins.

Feathered Gods and Fishhooks

Feathered Gods and Fishhooks Author Patrick Vinton Kirch
ISBN-10 0824819381
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 348
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"Archaeology has assumed the role of combining all the evidence on Polynesian prehistory into a coherent pattern. Patrick Kirch has done this for Hawaii with distinction. His book is clearly written, carefully organized, abundantly illustrated, and handsomely produced volume.... A timely and much needed contribution." --Hawaiian Journal of History "With the publishing of this well-written, profusely illustrated book, Kirch has made a valuable contribution to Hawaiian and Pacific archaeological studies.... A necessary book for all Pacific scholars." --Journal of Polynesian Studies

The feathered tribes of the British islands

The feathered tribes of the British islands Author Robert Mudie
ISBN-10 OXFORD:600042680
Release 1834
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The feathered tribes of the British islands has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The feathered tribes of the British islands also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The feathered tribes of the British islands book for free.

The Devil s Feather

The Devil s Feather Author Minette Walters
ISBN-10 9780330463119
Release 2008-09-04
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Have you ever wanted to bury a secret so deeply that no one will find out about it? With private security firms supplying bodyguards in every theatre of war, who will notice the emergence of a sexual psychopath from the ranks of the mercenaries? Reuters correspondent Connie Burns is no stranger to the world’s troublespots, including the vicious civil unrest in Sierra Leone and the war in Iraq. But as she begins to suspect that a foreigner is using the chaos of war to act out sadistic fantasies against women, her efforts to bring him to justice leave her devastated. Degraded and terrified, she goes into hiding in England and strikes up a friendship with Jess Derbyshire, a loner whose reclusive nature may well be masking secrets of her own. Connie draws from the other woman’s strength and makes the hazardous decision to attempt a third unmasking of a serial killer . . . Knowing he will come looking for her . . .

Blue Feather

Blue Feather Author Christopher A. Dennis
ISBN-10 9781456622770
Release 2014-08-12
Pages 64
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Blue Feather is the true story of a combat veteran who graphically shares his life of sin and the harsh realities of war. Christopher A. Dennis looks back on his life through a Christian lens so that other people who may be facing similar challenges can see that with God, all things are possible. There is no doubt that the vision and calling Christopher's life is revealing itself as the promises written in this book begin to actually become a reality. The name Blue Feather is simply a promise that was spoken in a dream. The feather represents peace and blessings and reward after a life of what can only be described as war. Those blessings are replacing every destroyed area of Christopher's life to this very day! This testimony serves as proof that God loves each one of us, no matter how lost we seem to be.

Feathered Frenzy

Feathered Frenzy Author Tim Noble
ISBN-10 9781291556711
Release 2015-04-01
Pages 198
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What do you give a man who has everything? A yacht perhaps, or a private jet available just when and whenever you want it? Then you can drop in on the neighbours perhaps, on the Cote D'Azur or Spain, France, Gibraltar, Morocco. Maurice Glickman just wanted to be someone he had always longed to be. Already one of the nouveau riche - the Country Gent, the Squire, the man up there in the house on the hill, where people might point and say: 'There he is... that man of substance... there he goes... that's the person we must look up to, even aspire to be..." or is it!? Is he really the man anyone might look up to, even admire!? Manners mayketh man... so we are told... on his way to the top, Maurice had never learnt the more subtle and delicate arts and finer points of human contact. Pride comes before a fall and was Maurice Glickman about to meet his match, with his seemingly down-at-earth and country neighbour... someone not quite the match for Maurice and his indefinable codes and methods of operation?