Odd Birds

Author: Ian Harding

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250117089

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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A 7-time Teen Choice Award Winner on Freeform's most-watched series, Pretty Little Liars ... A social media influencer with over 7 million followers ... An avid birdwatcher? Yes, you read that correctly. Ian Harding is all of these things, and so much more. In this memoir, explore the unexpected world of a young celebrity through the lens of his favorite pastime — birding. Odd Birds is more than just a Hollywood memoir or tell-all. At its heart, this book is a coming-of-age story in which Ian wrestles with an ever evolving question— how can he still be himself, while also being a celebrity. Each humorous and heartfelt story features a particular bird—sometimes literal, at other times figurative. Using this framework, Ian explores a variety of topics, including growing up, life as a television actor and nature lover, and whether it is better to shave or wax one’s chest for an on-screen love scene. A funny and heartwarming window into Ian’s life, Odd Birds is a must-read for fans of nature writing and memoir alike.

Odd! Birds

Level 1

Author: Teresa Domnauer

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 162442662X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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You hear the rustle of feathers and the flapping of wings. Watch out! An odd bird might be headed right toward you. Odd! Birds takes a look at some of the most extraordinary feathered creatures in the sky and on land. Spectrum® Readers are the perfect Common Core aligned tool to support the development of nonfiction reading skills crucial to a young reader’s success. Each leveled reader features high-interest informational content, exciting full-color photo illustrations and Common Core aligned comprehension practice focused on the development of critical thinking skills. This multilevel series is the perfect addition to any library at school or home.

Pretty Little Liars - Unschuldig

Author: Sara Shepard

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641031354

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9352

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Vier Mädchen, ein dunkles Geheimnis Geheimnisvolle Nachrichten von einer gewissen A. versetzen Spencer und ihre Freundinnen in Angst und Schrecken. Woher kennt A. ihre intimsten Geheimnisse? Steckt dahinter Alison, die eines Tages spurlos verschwunden war? Explosive Mischung aus Glamour und tödlichen Intrigen

The Pel Harbour for Odd Birds

Author: Ronald Tiessen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781537322957

Category:

Page: 228

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The Pel� Harbour for Odd Birds takes place in an out-of-step sort of place on an island in the South of Canada. The narrator has embarked on a journey of discovery to find an Englishman of an earlier generation, and himself. Along the way an assortment of characters is encountered, mostly non-confirmists, who are enticingly reminiscent of his Englishman. The island reveals its own fingerprint of place of removal from the mainstream of society and of belonging and community of an eccentric sort.Altogether, because of island manners, ones shaped and blown off course by lake gusts, plagues and deprivation, the characters introduced in Pel� Harbour provide the ingredients for a rare yet delectable stew.The narration recalls the spirit of writer Raymond Knister (1899-1932) and the earlier quest of Oliver Warner for his Uncle Lawrence.

Penguin Bloom

Der kleine Vogel, der unsere Familie rettete

Author: Cameron Bloom,Bradley Trevor Greive

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641210585

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Wie ein kleiner Vogel einer Familie die Lebensfreude zurückschenkte Penguin Bloom ist schon jetzt ein absoluter Publikumsliebling. Die lustigen, einfach zauberhaften Fotos der frechen Elster und ihrer australischen Adoptivfamilie gingen über die sozialen Medien durch die ganze Welt. Was die Fans nicht kennen, ist die bewegende Geschichte hinter den großartigen Bildern. Es ist die wahre Geschichte der Familie Bloom, die nach einem tragischen Unfall beinahe zerbricht und durch den witzigen kleinen Vogel namens Penguin gerettet wird.

The Birds of Siberia

A Record of a Naturalist's Visits to the Valleys of the Petchora and Yenesei

Author: Henry Seebohm

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110803795X

Category: Nature

Page: 544

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This 1901 volume contains two of ornithologist and traveller Seebohm's works, Siberia in Europe (1880) and Siberia in Asia (1882).

Maisie Dobbs – Das Haus zur letzten Ruhe

Englands erste Detektivin ermittelt

Author: Jacqueline Winspear

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 368811163X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3053

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Hinter diesen Mauern lauert der Tod ... London 1929: Der Krieg scheint vergessen, und auch für Maisie Dobbs brechen neue Zeiten an. Aber dass eine junge Frau ihr eigenes Detektivbüro eröffnet, ist dann doch reichlich skandalös. Während der Ermittlung gegen eine vermeintliche Ehebrecherin treten die Schrecken der Vergangenheit erneut zutage. Maisie kommt einem Mann auf die Spur, der die Hilflosigkeit von Kriegsversehrten auf abscheuliche Weise ausnutzt. Unversehens gerät sie dabei selbst in höchste Gefahr ...

Die Seelen der Toten

Ein Inspector-Rebus-Roman 10

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641113938

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 7800

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Ein Fehler von Detective Inspector Rebus führt zur Vorverurteilung eines Kindermörders in der Presse – eine heikle Situation für die Edinburgher Polizei. Doch das ist nicht das einzige Problem das Rebus beschäftigt. Der Tod eines Freundes und das Schicksal seiner gelähmten Tochter quälen ihn. Zu allem Überfluss muss er auch noch den frisch entlassenen Serienkiller Cary Oakes überwachen, damit er nicht auch ein Opfer der Öffentlichkeit wird. Cary Oakes nutzt die Gelegenheit für ein so perfides wie makaberes Versteckspiel mit dem Inspector ...

Birds of the Salton Sea

Status, Biogeography, and Ecology

Author: Michael Patten,Guy McCaskie,Philip Unitt

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520929449

Category: Science

Page: 374

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The Salton Sea, California’s largest inland lake, supports a spectacular bird population that is among the most concentrated and most diverse in the world. Sadly, this crucial stopover along the Pacific Flyway for migratory and wintering shorebirds, landbirds, and waterfowl is dangerously close to collapse from several environmental threats. This book is the first thoroughly detailed book to describe the birds of Salton Sea, more than 450 species and subspecies in all. A major contribution to our knowledge about the birds of western North America, it will also be an important tool in the struggle to save this highly endangered area. Synthesizing data from many sources, including observations from their long-term work in the area, the authors’ species accounts discuss each bird’s abundance, seasonal status, movement patterns, biogeographic affinities, habitat associations, and more. This valuable reference also includes general information on the region’s fascinating history and biogeography, making it an unparalleled resource for the birding community, for wildlife managers, and for conservation biologists concerned with one of the most threatened ecosystems in western North America.

The Emu

Official Organ of the Australasian Ornithologists' Union

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Birds

Page: N.A

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Squire

Book 3 of the Protector of the Small Quartet

Author: Tamora Pierce

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780307433794

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 432

View: 3358

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The third book in the New York Times bestselling series from the fantasy author who is a legend herself: TAMORA PIERCE. The path to knighthood is full of surprises. . . . Keladry of Mindelan dreams of becoming squire to the famous female knight Alanna the Lioness, but she worries that she will not be selected by her hero—perhaps not by any knight master. When Kel is picked instead by the legendary Lord Raoul, the unexpected honor shocks her enemies across the realm. Kel must quickly prove herself up to the task, mastering her fighting and leadership skills while discovering what it takes to be part of the royal guard. A new romance is blossoming as well, bringing with it the rush of first love and the unexpected challenges of balancing knight work and a relationship. All the while, Kel prepares for her biggest fear: the infamous “Ordeal,” the last challenge that stands between her and knighthood. More timely than ever, the Protector of the Small series is Anti-Bullying 101 while also touching on issues of bravery, friendship, and dealing humanely with refugees against a backdrop of an action-packed fantasy adventure. "Tamora Pierce's books shaped me not only as a young writer but also as a young woman. She is a pillar, an icon, and an inspiration. Cracking open one of her marvelous novels always feels like coming home." —SARAH J. MAAS, #1 New York Times bestselling author "Tamora Pierce didn't just blaze a trail. Her heroines cut a swath through the fantasy world with wit, strength, and savvy. Her stories still lead the vanguard today. Pierce is the real lioness, and we're all just running to keep pace." —LEIGH BARDUGO, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Alle Vögel unter dem Himmel

Author: Charlie Jane Anders

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104038384

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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›Alle Vögel unter dem Himmel‹ von Charlie Jane Anders ist vieles: ein magischer Science-Fiction-Roman, eine unvergessliche Liebesgeschichte zwischen einer Hexe und einem Nerd – und eine feinsinnige Bestandsaufnahme des modernen Lebens. Patricia Delfine merkt früh, dass sie eine Hexe ist. Schließlich kann sie mit den Vögeln sprechen – oder konnte es früher zumindest einmal (an jenem warmen Sommertag). Laurence Armstead ist ein Nerd: Schon als Highschool-Schüler erfindet er in seinem Kinderzimmer eine Zeitmaschine, die es ihm erlaubt, zwei Sekunden in die Zukunft zu reisen. Obwohl sie unterschiedlicher nicht sein könnten, werden sie schnell Freunde. Gegen Ende der Schulzeit verlieren sie sich aus den Augen, nur um sich einige Jahre später in San Francisco wiederzutreffen: Doch der Zeitpunkt ist denkbar ungünstig: Die Welt wird gerade von einer ökologischen Katastrophe heimgesucht: Ganze Regionen versinken im Meer, Flüchtlingsströme durchziehen die Welt. Wissenschaftler wie Hexen suchen nach einem Ausweg, können sich jedoch nicht einigen. Laurence und Patricia finden sich auf unterschiedlichen Seiten der Auseinandersetzung wieder und müssen sich fragen: Wem können wir trauen, wenn die Welt aus den Fugen gerät, dem Verstand oder dem Gefühl? »Was für ein großartiges Buch! Eine wunderbare Synthese aus Magie und Technik, Freude und Leid, Romantik und Weisheit. Ein absolutes Muss.« Lev Grossman Für Leser von Michael Chabon, Jonathan Lethem und Armistead Maupin

Studies in Bird Migration

Author: William Eagle Clarke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108066976

Category: Nature

Page: 376

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First published in 1912, this two-volume work on bird migration throughout the British Isles includes maps, weather charts and photographs.

The Last Animal

Author: Abby Geni

Publisher: Counterpoint Press

ISBN: 1619022605

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 6934

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The Last Animal by Abby Geni is that rare literary find — a remarkable series of stories unified around one theme: people who use the interface between the human and the natural world to contend with their modern challenges in love, loss, and family life. These are vibrant, weighty stories that herald the arrival of a young writer of surprising feeling and depth. “Terror Birds” tracks the dissolution of a marriage set against an ostrich farm in the sweltering Arizona desert; “Dharma at the Gate” features the tempest of young love as a teenaged girl must choose between man’s best friend, her damaged boyfriend, and a beckoning future; “Captivity” follows an octopus handler at an aquarium still haunted by the disappearance of her brother years ago; “The Girls of Apache Bryn Mawr” details a Greek chorus of Jewish girls at a summer camp whose favorite counselor goes missing under suspicious circumstances; “In the Spirit Room” centers on a scientist suffering the heartbreaking loss of a parent from Alzheimer’s while living in the natural history museum where they both worked; in “Fire Blight” a father grieving over his wife’s recent miscarriage finds an outlet for comfort in their backyard garden and makes a surprising discovery on how to cherish living things; and in the title story, a retired woman traces the steps of the husband who left her thirty years ago, burning the letters he had sent along the way, while the luminous and exotic wildlife of the Pacific Ocean opens up to receive her. Unflinching, exciting, ambitious and yet heartfelt, The Last Animal will guide readers through a menagerie of settings and landscapes as it underscores the connection among all living things.

From Hedgerow to High Tor

The Wildlife Diary of a Country Artist

Author: Dick Twinney

Publisher: Alison Hodge Publishers

ISBN: 9780906720691

Category: Natural history

Page: 136

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What Comes Next and How to Like It

A Memoir

Author: Abigail Thomas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476785074

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 8129

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The New York Times bestseller from the beloved author of A Three Dog Life—an exhilarating, superbly written memoir on friendship, family, creativity, tragedy, and the richness of life: “If you only read one book this year, make it this one” (Ann Patchett). In her bestselling memoir A Three Dog Life, Abigail Thomas wrote about the devastating loss of her husband. In What Comes Next and How to Like It, “a keenly observed memoir…Thomas writes of the changes aging brings us all and of coping through love: of family, dogs, a well-turned phrase. She is superb company” (People). Thomas was startled to overhear herself described as “a nice old lady with a tattoo,” because she thinks of herself as not nice, not old, nor a lady. But she has wondered: what comes next? What comes after the death of a spouse? What form does a lifelong friendship take after deepest betrayal? How does a mother cope with her child’s dire illness? Or the death of a cherished dog? And how to like it? How to accept, appreciate, enjoy? How to find solace and pleasure? How to sustain and be sustained by our most trusted, valuable companions? At its heart, What Comes Next and How to Like It is about the complicated friendship between Thomas and a man she met thirty-five years ago—a rich bond that has lasted through marriages, child-raising, and the vicissitudes and tragedies of life. “After all,” she writes, “there are those people we love, and then there are those we recognize. These are the unbreakable connections.” Exquisitely observed, lush with sentences you will read over and over again, What Comes Next and How to Like It “is a beautifully felt, deeply moving memoir, the best work yet by a woman who has already done some of the best work in the field. Abigail Thomas is the Emily Dickinson of memoirists, and so much of this book’s wisdom is between the lines and in the white spaces. It may only take you two days to read, but the impact will stay with you for a long, long time” (Stephen King). This is a glorious guide to living imperfectly and exuberantly.