Bird By Bird Gardening

Author : Sally Roth
Genre : Bird attracting
Publisher : Rodale
ISBN : 1594866201
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File Download : 408 page

Describes nineteen different bird families with advice on ways to attract each family with nesting sights, shrub cover, and a variety of specific plant suggestions.

Bird By Bird

Author : Anne Lamott
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Publisher : National Geographic Books
ISBN : 9780385480017
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File Download : 0 page

From the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author: An essential volume for generations of writers young and old. The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of this modern classic will continue to spark creative minds for years to come. For a quarter century, more than a million readers—scribes and scribblers of all ages and abilities—have been inspired by Anne Lamott’s hilarious, big-hearted, homespun advice. Advice that begins with the simple words of wisdom passed down from Anne’s father—also a writer—in the iconic passage that gives the book its title: “Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he’d had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother’s shoulder, and said, ‘Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.’”

What Is A Bird

Author : Robert Snedden
Genre : Birds
Publisher : Gibbs Smith
ISBN : 0871569221
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File Download : 76 page

From Horn Book reviews: "Large full-color photographs illustrate a simple, straightforward, explanatory text describing the physical characteristics of birds. Close-up drawings are also used to diagram such anatomical features as the tiny hooks that hold a bird's outer feathers together." A glossary extends the information found in the text.

Conservation Of Marine Birds Of Northern North America

Author : James C. Bartonek
Genre : Birds
Publisher :
ISBN : UCSD:31822011028834
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File Download : 336 page

Attempts to identify problems and needed information and programs necessary for conservation of marine birds of northern North America.

Birds In The Yard Month By Month

Author : Sharon Sorenson
Genre : Nature
Publisher : Stackpole Books
ISBN : 9780811711517
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File Download : 410 page

Tips and advice for creating a bird-friendly yard Identifies foods, plants, and landscaping features that birds find attractive Examines how bird behaviors and needs change throughout the year Hundreds of color photos aid in identifying common backyard visitors

Banned Birds

Author : Peter Altmann
Genre : Religion
Publisher : Mohr Siebeck
ISBN : 9783161581632
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File Download : 196 page

"In this study, Peter Altmann addresses the difficult question of why the Hebrew Bible prohibits consumption of certain birds by placing these birds within the overall appearance of birds in the archaeology, texts, and iconography of the Ancient Near East and within the Bible itself."--

The Biggest Bluff

Author : Maria Konnikova
Genre : Psychology
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN : 9780525522638
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File Download : 368 page

The New York Times bestseller! A New York Times Notable Book “The tale of how Konnikova followed a story about poker players and wound up becoming a story herself will have you riveted, first as you learn about her big winnings, and then as she conveys the lessons she learned both about human nature and herself.” —The Washington Post It's true that Maria Konnikova had never actually played poker before and didn't even know the rules when she approached Erik Seidel, Poker Hall of Fame inductee and winner of tens of millions of dollars in earnings, and convinced him to be her mentor. But she knew her man: a famously thoughtful and broad-minded player, he was intrigued by her pitch that she wasn't interested in making money so much as learning about life. She had faced a stretch of personal bad luck, and her reflections on the role of chance had led her to a giant of game theory, who pointed her to poker as the ultimate master class in learning to distinguish between what can be controlled and what can't. And she certainly brought something to the table, including a Ph.D. in psychology and an acclaimed and growing body of work on human behavior and how to hack it. So Seidel was in, and soon she was down the rabbit hole with him, into the wild, fiercely competitive, overwhelmingly masculine world of high-stakes Texas Hold'em, their initial end point the following year's World Series of Poker. But then something extraordinary happened. Under Seidel's guidance, Konnikova did have many epiphanies about life that derived from her new pursuit, including how to better read, not just her opponents but far more importantly herself; how to identify what tilted her into an emotional state that got in the way of good decisions; and how to get to a place where she could accept luck for what it was, and what it wasn't. But she also began to win. And win. In a little over a year, she began making earnest money from tournaments, ultimately totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars. She won a major title, got a sponsor, and got used to being on television, and to headlines like "How one writer's book deal turned her into a professional poker player." She even learned to like Las Vegas. But in the end, Maria Konnikova is a writer and student of human behavior, and ultimately the point was to render her incredible journey into a container for its invaluable lessons. The biggest bluff of all, she learned, is that skill is enough. Bad cards will come our way, but keeping our focus on how we play them and not on the outcome will keep us moving through many a dark patch, until the luck once again breaks our way.

The Royal English Dictionary Or A Treasury Of The English Language To Which Is Prefixed A Comprehensive Grammar Of The English Tongue Etc

Author : Daniel Fenning
Genre :
Publisher :
ISBN : BL:A0023730966
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File Download : 944 page

Finding Australian Birds

Author : Rohan Clarke
Genre : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781486300846
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File Download : 621 page

Finding Australian Birds is a guide to the special birds found across Australia's vastly varied landscapes. From the eastern rainforests to central deserts, Australia is home to some 900 species of birds. This book covers over 400 Australian bird watching sites conveniently grouped into the best birding areas, from one end of the country to the other. This includes areas such as Kakadu in the Top End and rocky gorges in the central deserts of the Northern Territory, the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, rainforests distributed along the eastern Australian seaboard, some of the world's tallest forests in Tasmania, the Flinders Ranges and deserts along the iconic Strzelecki and Birdsville Tracks in South Australia, and the mallee temperate woodlands and spectacular coastlines in both Victoria and south west Western Australia. Each chapter begins with a brief description of the location, followed by a section on where to find the birds, which describes specific birdwatching sites within the location's boundaries, and information on accommodation and facilities. The book also provides a comprehensive 'Bird Finding Guide', listing all of Australia's birds with details on their abundance and where exactly to see them. Of value to both Australian birdwatchers and international visitors, this book will assist novices, birders of intermediate skill and keen 'twitchers' to find any Australian species.

A Bird Watcher S Guide To Hummingbirds

Author : Aife Arnim
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
ISBN : 9781538203156
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File Download : 34 page

Hummingbirds may be the most jaw-dropping birds. Their wings flap 80 times per second and they can also hover. Astonishing facts like these abound in this guide to the diminutive bird, in the appealing guise of a young bird watcher's journal. The narrator takes readers under his wing, showing them how they, too, can be bird watchers while addressing important science concepts accompanied by beautiful photographs of hummingbirds in flight.