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One Wild Bird at a Time

One Wild Bird at a Time Book
Author : Bernd Heinrich
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2016-04-12
ISBN : 054438640X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Wild Bird Book
Author : Wendelin Van Draanen
Publisher : Ember
Release : 2019-01-22
ISBN : 1101940476
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Includes an excerpt of The Running Dream.

One Man s Owl

One Man s Owl Book
Author : Bernd Heinrich
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2021-05-11
ISBN : 0691230900
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This engaging chronicle of how the author and the great horned owl "Bubo" came to know one another over three summers spent in the Maine woods--and of how Bubo eventually grew into an independent hunter--is now available in an edition that has been abridged and revised so as to be more accessible to the general reader.

The World the Game Theorists Made

The World the Game Theorists Made Book
Author : Paul Erickson
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2015-11-04
ISBN : 022609717X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Today, game theory is central to our understanding of capitalist markets, the evolution of social behavior in animals, and much more. Both the social and biological sciences have seemingly fused around the game. Yet the ascendancy of game theory and theories of rational choice more generally remains a rich source of misunderstanding. To gain a better grasp of the widespread dispersion of game theory and the mathematics of rational choice, Paul Erickson uncovers its history during the poorly understood period between the publication of John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern s seminal "Theory of Games and Economic Behavior" in 1944 and the theory s revival in economics in the 1980s. "The World the Game Theorists Made "reveals how the mathematics of rational choice was a common, flexible language that could facilitate wide-ranging debate on some of the great issues of the time. Because it so actively persists in the sciences and public life, assessing the significance of game theory for the postwar sciences is especially critical now."

Field Notes from an Unintentional Birder

Field Notes from an Unintentional Birder Book
Author : Julia Zarankin
Publisher : Douglas & McIntyre
Release : 2020-09-12
ISBN : 1771622490
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When Julia Zarankin saw her first red-winged blackbird at the age of thirty-five, she didn’t expect that it would change her life. Recently divorced and auditioning hobbies during a stressful career transition, she stumbled on birdwatching, initially out of curiosity for the strange breed of humans who wear multi-pocketed vests, carry spotting scopes and discuss the finer points of optics with disturbing fervour. What she never could have predicted was that she would become one of them. Not only would she come to identify proudly as a birder, but birding would ultimately lead her to find love, uncover a new language and lay down her roots. Field Notes from an Unintentional Birder tells the story of finding meaning in midlife through birds. The book follows the peregrinations of a narrator who learns more from birds than she ever anticipated, as she begins to realize that she herself is a migratory species: born in the former Soviet Union, growing up in Vancouver and Toronto, studying and working in the United States and living in Paris. Coming from a Russian immigrant family of concert pianists who believed that the outdoors were for “other people,” Julia Zarankin recounts the challenges and joys of unexpectedly discovering one’s wild side and finding one’s tribe in the unlikeliest of places. Zarankin’s thoughtful and witty anecdotes illuminate the joyful experience of a new discovery and the surprising pleasure to be found while standing still on the edge of a lake at six a.m. In addition to confirmed nature enthusiasts, this book will appeal to readers of literary memoir, offering keen insight on what it takes to find one’s place in the world.

On Writing

On Writing Book
Author : Stephen King
Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
Release : 2012
ISBN : 9781444723250
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 1999, Stephen King began to write about his craft -- and his life. By midyear, a widely reported accident jeopardized the survival of both. And in his months of recovery, the link between writing and living became more crucial than ever. Rarely has a book on writing been so clear, so useful, and so revealing. On Writing begins with a mesmerizing account of King's childhood and his uncannily early focus on writing to tell a story. A series of vivid memories from adolescence, college, and the struggling years that led up to his first novel, Carrie, will afford readers a fresh and often very funny perspective on the formation of a writer. King next turns to the basic tools of his trade -- how to sharpen and multiply them through use, and how the writer must always have them close at hand. He takes the reader through crucial aspects of the writer's art and life, offering practical and inspiring advice on everything from plot and character development to work habits and rejection. Serialized in the New Yorker to vivid acclaim, On Writing culminates with a profoundly moving account of how King's overwhelming need to write spurred him toward recovery, and brought him back to his life. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower--and entertain--everyone who reads it.

One Wild Christmas

One Wild Christmas Book
Author : Nicholas Oldland
Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd
Release : 2019-09-03
ISBN : 1525302035
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The lovable trio is back — just in time for Christmas! The bear, the moose and the beaver have forgotten the most important Christmas decoration of all — the tree! Rushing through the snowy forest, they reject one tree after another, until the friends finally spot the perfect one. But just as the beaver is about to chop it down, the bear stops him. He can’t allow it to be harmed; it is much too beautiful! But his friends disagree. They need this tree! Is there a way to have a perfect Christmas — without chopping down the perfect tree? Life in the wild can be a bit … unexpected! Just the way kids love it!

A Naturalist at Large

A Naturalist at Large Book
Author : Bernd Heinrich
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2018-05-08
ISBN : 0544986873
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Some of the world’s greatest writings on birds, insects, trees, elephants, and more by a scientist who “richly deserves the comparison to Thoreau” (The Washington Post Book World). From one of the finest scientist/writers of our time comes an engaging record of a life spent in close observation of the natural world, one that has yielded “marvelous, mind-altering” (Los Angeles Times) insight and discoveries. In essays that span several decades, Heinrich finds himself at home in Maine, where he plays host to visitors from Europe (the cluster flies) and more welcome guests from Asia (ladybugs); and as far away as Botswana, where he unravels the far-reaching ecological consequences of elephants’ bruising treatment of mopane trees. The many fascinating discoveries in Naturalist at Large include the maple sap harvesting habits of red squirrels, and the “instant” flower-opening in the yellow iris as a way of ensuring potent pollination. Heinrich turns to his great love, the ravens, some of them close companions for years, as he designs a unique experiment to tease out the fascinating parameters of raven intelligence. Finally, he asks “Where does a biologist find hope?” while delivering an answer that informs and inspires. Praise for Bernd Heinrich “One of the finest naturalists of our time.”—Edward O. Wilson “[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.”—The Wall Street Journal “Passionate observations [that] superbly mix memoir and science.”—The New York Times Book Review

Ravens in Winter

Ravens in Winter Book
Author : Bernd Heinrich
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2014-10-07
ISBN : 1476794561
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents a detailed investigation into the feeding behavior of ravens during four winters in Maine and comes up with several unexpected conclusions.

The Wild Birds

The Wild Birds Book
Author : Emily Strelow
Publisher : Rare Bird Books
Release : 2020-03-03
ISBN : 9781644282007
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Fiction Finalist for theForeword INDIES 2018 Award for Best Fiction Cast adrift in 1870s San Francisco after the death of her mother, a girl named Olive disguises herself as a boy and works as a lighthouse keeper's assistant on the Farallon Islands to escape the dangers of a world unkind to young women. In 1941, nomad Victor scours the Sierras searching for refuge from a home to which he never belonged. And in the present day, precocious fifteen year-old Lily struggles, despite her willfulness, to find a place for herself amongst the small town attitudes of Burning Hills, Oregon. Living alone with her hardscrabble mother Alice compounds the problem--though their unique relationship to the natural world ties them together, Alice keeps an awful secret from her daughter, one that threatens to ignite the tension growing between them. Emily Strelow's mesmerizing debut stitches together a sprawling saga of the feral Northwest across farmlands and deserts and generations: an American mosaic alive with birdsong and gunsmoke, held together by a silver box of eggshells--a long-ago gift from a mother to her daughter. Written with grace, grit, and an acute knowledge of how the past insists upon itself,The Wild Birds is a radiant and human story about the shelters we find and make along our crooked paths home.

Nests

Nests Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Release : 2013-02-15
ISBN : 1452126658
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sharon Beals' gorgeous photographs of nests offer a new window onto the life and beauty of birds. Drawn from the collections of the California Academy of Sciences, the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley, and the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, these birds' nests from around the world offer astonishing insight into the intricate detail wrought by nature's most fastidious architects. Lovely images of nests and eggs are set against rich black backgrounds, and are accompanied by fascinating and informative portraits—conveyed through words and illustrations—of the birds that built them. A beautiful volume, Nests is the perfect gift for birders, bird lovers, and anyone captivated by the fleeting and fascinating splendor of the natural world.

I Heard the Owl Call My Name

I Heard the Owl Call My Name Book
Author : Margaret Craven
Publisher : Dell
Release : 2017-11-14
ISBN : 1101969539
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Amid the grandeur of the remote Pacific Northwest stands Kingcome, a village so ancient that, according to Kwakiutl myth, it was founded by the two brothers left on earth after the great flood. The Native Americans who still live there call it Quee, a place of such incredible natural richness that hunting and fishing remain primary food sources. But the old culture of totems and potlatch is being replaces by a new culture of prefab housing and alcoholism. Kingcome's younger generation is disenchanted and alienated from its heritage. And now, coming upriver is a young vicar, Mark Brian, on a journey of discovery that can teach him—and us—about life, death, and the transforming power of love.

The Nesting Season

The Nesting Season Book
Author : Bernd Heinrich
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2011-10
ISBN : 0674061934
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of the world’s great naturalists and nature writers, Bernd Heinrich shows us how the sensual beauty of birds can open our eyes to a hidden evolutionary process.

The Little Book of Woodland Bird Songs

The Little Book of Woodland Bird Songs Book
Author : Andrea Pinnington,Caz Buckingham
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018-09-25
ISBN : 9780228100317
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hear the songs and learn about 12 of North America's woodland birds. Being able to identify a bird's song is a skill that brings joy and fosters an appreciation of nature. Some bird songs are distinctive and easily recognized, like the common loon and wild turkey. Hawks as a group are distinctive but the individual species vary, as do the owls. Picking up the songs of a Black-capped Chickadee and a White-breasted Nuthatch, however, is not easy. That is where this enchanting book comes into its own. The Little Book of Woodland Bird Songs features recordings of twelve bird songs from some of the best-known woodland species seen and heard in North America. It is an interactive board book that is ideal for curious young readers. The sturdy pages are easy to turn and the twelve song buttons, each with a portrait of the bird, are easy to activate. The high-quality sound module is encased in durable plastic and the one-inch (3-cm) speaker makes it easy to hear and differentiate the elements of the bird's song, such as pitch, tempo and trills. Beautiful lifelike illustrations aid in identifying the birds and a descriptive paragraph and facts panel provide information such as the time of day the bird is likely to sing, what it eats, behavior traits and how it constructs its nest. All twelve birds have winter or summer ranges in the United States or Canada. This means that readers are sure to see most if not all the birds in at least one season over the year. Red Crossbill Sharp-shinned Hawk Hermit Thrush Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Black-capped Chickadee Purple Finch Common Loon Barred Owl Red-eyed Vireo Wild Turkey White-breasted Nuthatch Downy Woodpecker. Birds can be hard to spot at the best of times and never more so than in the woods. Once you learn to recognize these bird sounds, a walk through the forest will never be the same. This partner to The Little Book of Backyard Bird Songs is sure to become another family favorite.

BirdCatDog

BirdCatDog Book
Author : Lee Nordling
Publisher : Lerner Publishing Group
Release : 2014-11-01
ISBN : 1467745227
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Look out! A bird escapes from its cage and flies out the window. A napping cat wakes up hungry and tries to catch a snack. A dog stands guard in his backyard, ready to bark at anything that comes near. Follow the tales of three animals on one wild afternoon. In this clever wordless comic, each animal is a hero in its own story and all three stories are connected. Lee Nordling's simple storytelling engages young readers and provides a gateway into understanding multiple perspectives and points of view.

Wild Ones

Wild Ones Book
Author : Jon Mooallem
Publisher : Penguin Group USA
Release : 2014
ISBN : 0143125370
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A Pop Up writer and contributor to several prestigious magazines tracks the dynamic relevance of America's animals throughout history to illuminate the current world's extinction threats, tracing his tour of environmental regions with his young daughter to trace the conservation efforts of such species as the polar bear and the whooping crane.

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker Book
Author : Gary Ritchison
Publisher : Stackpole Books
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9780811727242
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of North America's best recognized species is explored in-depth in this beautifully illustrated book. More than 150 color photos, many of them rare pictures, depict the bird in its natural habitat. Wild Bird Guides.

The Snoring Bird

The Snoring Bird Book
Author : Bernd Heinrich
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-10-06
ISBN : 0061977837
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Although Gerd Heinrich, a devoted naturalist, specialized in wasps, Bernd Heinrich tried to distance himself from his "old-fashioned" father, becoming a hybrid: a modern, experimental biologist with a naturalist's sensibilities. In this extraordinary memoir, the award-winning author shares the ways in which his relationship with his father, combined with his unique childhood, molded him into the scientist, and man, he is today. From Gerd's days as a soldier in Europe and the family's daring escape from the Red Army in 1945 to the rustic Maine farm they came to call home, Heinrich relates it all in his trademark style, making science accessible and awe-inspiring.

Mind of the Raven

Mind of the Raven Book
Author : Bernd Heinrich
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-10-13
ISBN : 0061863939
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Heinrich involves us in his quest to get inside the mind of the raven. But as animals can only be spied on by getting quite close, Heinrich adopts ravens, thereby becoming a "raven father," as well as observing them in their natural habitat. He studies their daily routines, and in the process, paints a vivid picture of the ravens' world. At the heart of this book are Heinrich's love and respect for these complex and engaging creatures, and through his keen observation and analysis, we become their intimates too. Heinrich's passion for ravens has led him around the world in his research. Mind of the Raven follows an exotic journey—from New England to Germany, and from Montana to Baffin Island in the high Arctic—offering dazzling accounts of how science works in the field, filtered through the eyes of a passionate observer of nature. Each new discovery and insight into raven behavior is thrilling to read, at once lyrical and scientific.

Birds of the Pacific Northwest

Birds of the Pacific Northwest Book
Author : John Shewey,Tim Blount
Publisher : Timber Press
Release : 2017-03-01
ISBN : 1604696656
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Birding in the Pacific Northwest has never been easier! Birds of the Pacific Northwest describes and illustrates more than 400 bird species commonly encountered in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and British Columbia. This comprehensive, full-color guide is organized to follow the order in which groups and species are presented by the American Union. Range maps for each species provide valuable information for identification.