One Wild Bird at a Time Book PDF

One Wild Bird at a Time

  • Author : Bernd Heinrich
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2016-04-12
  • Genre : Nature
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN : 9780544386402

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One Wild Bird at a Time Book Description :

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

Wild Bird Book PDF

Wild Bird

  • Author : Wendelin Van Draanen
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2017-09-05
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781101940464

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Wild Bird Book Description :

From the award-winning author of The Running Dream and Flipped comes a remarkable portrait of a girl who has hit rock bottom but begins a climb back to herself at a wilderness survival camp. 3:47 a.m. That’s when they come for Wren Clemmens. She’s hustled out of her house and into a waiting car, then a plane, and then taken on a forced march into the desert. This is what happens to kids who’ve gone so far off the rails, their parents don’t know what to do with them anymore. This is wilderness therapy camp. Eight weeks of survivalist camping in the desert. Eight weeks to turn your life around. Yeah, right. The Wren who arrives in the Utah desert is angry and bitter, and blaming everyone but herself. But angry can’t put up a tent. And bitter won’t start a fire. Wren’s going to have to admit she needs help if she’s going to survive. "I read Wild Bird in one long mesmerized gulp. Wren will break your heart—and then mend it." —Nancy Werlin, National Book Award finalist for The Rules of Survival "Van Draanen’s Wren is real and relatable, and readers will root for her." —VOYA, starred review

Familiar wild birds Book PDF

Familiar wild birds

  • Author : Walter Swaysland
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1883
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : OXFORD:600030720

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Wild Bird Conservation Act Book PDF

Wild Bird Conservation Act

  • Author : United States
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre : Birds
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN : UCR:31210013728298

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Code of Federal Regulations Book PDF

Code of Federal Regulations

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1980
  • Genre : Administrative law
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : OSU:32437121405670

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Code of Federal Regulations Book Description :

Special edition of the Federal Register, containing a codification of documents of general applicability and future effect ... with ancillaries.

The Homing Instinct Book PDF

The Homing Instinct

  • Author : Bernd Heinrich
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release Date : 2014-04-08
  • Genre : Nature
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9780547523637

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The Homing Instinct Book Description :

“A noted naturalist explores the centrality of home in the lives of humans and other animals . . . A special treat for readers of natural history” (Kirkus Reviews). Every year, many species make the journey from one place to another, following the same paths and ending up in the same places. Every year since boyhood, the acclaimed scientist and author Bernd Heinrich has done the same, returning to a beloved patch of western Maine woods. Which led him to wonder: What is the biology in humans of this primal pull toward a particular place, and how is it related to animal homing? In The Homing Instinct, Heinrich explores the fascinating mysteries of animal migration: how geese imprint true visual landscape memory; how scent trails are used by many creatures to locate their homes with pinpoint accuracy; and how even the tiniest of songbirds are equipped for solar and magnetic orienteering over vast distances. And he reminds us that to discount our human emotions toward home is to ignore biology itself. “A graceful blend of science and memoir . . . [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.” —Julie Zickefoose, The Wall Street Journal “Deep and insightful writing.” —David Gessner, The Washington Post

Life Everlasting Book PDF

Life Everlasting

  • Author : Bernd Heinrich
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release Date : 2012-06-19
  • Genre : Nature
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780547752693

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Life Everlasting Book Description :

An enlightening look at animal behavior and the cycle of life and death, from “one of the finest naturalists of our time” (Edward O. Wilson). When a good friend with a severe illness wrote, asking if he might have his “green burial” at Bernd Heinrich’s hunting camp in Maine, it inspired the acclaimed biologist to investigate a subject that had long fascinated him. How exactly does the animal world deal with the flip side of the life cycle? And what are the lessons, ecological to spiritual, imparted by a close look at how the animal world renews itself? Heinrich focuses his wholly original gaze on the fascinating doings of creatures most of us would otherwise turn away from—field mouse burials conducted by carrion beetles; the communication strategies of ravens, “the premier northern undertakers”; and the “inadvertent teamwork” among wolves and large cats, foxes and weasels, bald eagles and nuthatches in cold-weather dispersal of prey. Heinrich reveals, too, how and where humans still play our ancient and important role as scavengers, thereby turning not dust to dust, but life to life. “If it has not been clear to readers by now, this book confirms that Bernd Heinrich is one of the finest naturalists of our time. Life Everlasting shines with the authenticity and originality that are unique to a life devoted to natural history in the field.” —Edward O. Wilson, author of The Meaning of Human Existence and The Social Conquest of Earth

The Dublin University Magazine Book PDF

The Dublin University Magazine

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1872
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UOM:39015030847829

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The Law Times Book PDF

The Law Times

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1873
  • Genre : Law
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : OSU:32437010763379

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Forest and Stream Book PDF

Forest and Stream

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1886
  • Genre : Birds
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UOM:39015049862595

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Bird Conservation Book PDF

Bird Conservation

  • Author : David R. Williams
  • Publisher : Pelagic Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-03-01
  • Genre : Science
  • Pages : 575
  • ISBN : 9781907807213

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Bird Conservation Book Description :

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.

Acts Passed in the     Years     Book PDF

Acts Passed in the Years

  • Author : Bahamas
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1952
  • Genre : Session laws
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : SRLF:D0000409607

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Laws Book PDF

Laws

  • Author : Illinois
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1941
  • Genre : Law
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UOM:39015068625287

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