Bird Love

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Author: Leila Jeffreys

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419718458

Category: Nature

Page: 204

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Fine art photographer Leila Jeffreys captures the beauty and diversity of some of our most colorful and elegant feathered friends. From the exotic birds of her native Australia to those of North America, Jeffreys seems to delve into the very souls of these creatures with her stunning and evocative portraits. Jeffreys works with animal rescue and conservation groups to find subjects to photograph. Her love and compassion for her subjects is evident throughout, as she captures their personalities in her delightful portraits; Commander Skyring the Gang-Gang Cockatoo, Dexter the White-Bellied Sea Eagle, Mrs. Plume the Budgerigar, and many others are as whimsical as they are beautiful.

Bird Watching

On Playing and Coaching the Game I Love

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Author: Larry Bird,Jackie MacMullan

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446930431

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Larry Bird captured the imagination and admiration of basketball fans throughout his thirteen-year career with the Boston Celtics with his trademark style of creative, intelligent, exciting, and hard-nosed play. And then, last year in his rookie season as head coach of the Indiana Pacers, he infused the team with these same qualities -- and the results were remarkable. He turned around a slumping franchise and led the Pacers to the conference finals. To finish off a great season, Bird was named the NBA's "Coach of the Year" -- quite an accolade for Bird, who had never coached before and surprised many fans with his unusual and unorthodox coaching methods. This book is a look into one of the greatest minds to have ever stepped on a hardwood court. Larry Bird shares his inner thoughts on basketball that to date only his Celtic teammates and Pacers players have been privy. From dissecting offensive and defensive strategies to assessing the talent of NBA players; from sharing the genesis of his coaching philosophies to how he deals with today's overpriced and temperamental players, it's all there. This book is Larry Bird's basketball playbook, and it's the one book every basketball fan will want to read. Cover design by Tom Tafuri Cover photograph by Glenn James/NBA Photos

"To Bird with Love"

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Author: Chan Parker,Francis Paudras

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bird

Page: 409

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Gorilla and the Bird

A Memoir of Madness and a Mother's Love

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Author: Zack McDermott

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316315117

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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"Glorious...one of the best memoirs I've read in years...a tragicomic gem about family, class, race, justice, and the spectacular weirdness of Wichita. [McDermott] can move from barely controlled hilarity to the brink of rage to aching tenderness in a single breath."--Marya Hornbacher, New York Times Book Review Zack McDermott, a 26-year-old Brooklyn public defender, woke up one morning convinced he was being filmed, Truman Show-style, as part of an audition for a TV pilot. Every passerby was an actor; every car would magically stop for him; everything he saw was a cue from "The Producer" to help inspire the performance of a lifetime. After a manic spree around Manhattan, Zack, who is bipolar, was arrested on a subway platform and admitted to Bellevue Hospital. So begins the story of Zack's freefall into psychosis and his desperate, poignant, often hilarious struggle to claw his way back to sanity. It's a journey that will take him from New York City back to his Kansas roots and to the one person who might be able to save him, his tough, big-hearted Midwestern mother, nicknamed the Bird, whose fierce and steadfast love is the light in Zack's dark world. Before his odyssey is over, Zack will be tackled by guards in mental wards, run naked through cornfields, receive secret messages from the TV, befriend a former Navy Seal and his talking stuffed monkey, and see the Virgin Mary in the whorls of his own back hair. But with the Bird's help, he just might have a shot at pulling through, starting over, and maybe even meeting a partner who can love him back, bipolar and all. Introducing an electrifying new voice, GORILLA AND THE BIRD is a raw and unforgettable account of a young man's unraveling and the relationship that saves him.

Rare Bird

A Memoir of Loss and Love

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Author: Anna Whiston-Donaldson

Publisher: Convergent Books

ISBN: 1601425201

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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The author shares the story of the loss of her twelve-year-old son to a flash flood, and how she and her family made their way through profound grief toward peace with the help of the presence of God.

Birds Art Life

A Year of Observation

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Author: Kyo Maclear

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501154206

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 3696

"A writer's search for inspiration, beauty, and solace leads her to birds in this ... meditation on creativity and life"--

Lovebirds

Discover Your Love Type--One of 8 Birds--and the Secrets to Living with the One You Love

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Author: Trevor Silvester

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698137795

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

View: 9579

An entertaining and eye-opening relationship book in the tradition of the million-copy bestseller The Five Love Languages How can two people who love each other not get along? Most relationships founder not from a lack of love, but from a lack of understanding. In Lovebirds, couples therapist and birdwatcher Trevor Silvester shows how birds of a different feather can flock together. The quizzes in Lovebirds reveal which of eight birds you are, and which your partner is. Are you a ground bird or a sky bird? A sight bird or a song bird? If you’re an owl, and you spend a lot of time talking to yourself, then how do you get along with a nightingale, one of the great song birds, which directs most of its talking outward? If you’re a swan, and you prefer to stay on the ground, knowing things up close and in detail, then what kind of future do you have with a swift, which trusts its instincts over logic and can live happily in the clouds? Whimsical and wise, and with charming illustrations, Lovebirds puts a whole new spin on the relationship book. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Love Buries a Spring Bird

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Author: Charles Forgrave

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1543922503

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 6159

Set in Michigan's beautiful and remote Upper Peninsula on the shore of Lake Superior and the nearby town of Sault Ste. Marie, and written in fresh, vivid prose, Love Buries a Spring Bird is a coming-of-age story featuring characters that emote on a level seldom achieved in modern literature.

A Love Letter to Texas Women

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Author: Sarah Bird

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 1477309497

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 80

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What is it that distinguishes Texas women—the famous Yellow Rose and her descendants? Is it that combination of graciousness and grit that we revere in First Ladies Laura Bush and Lady Bird Johnson? The rapier-sharp wit that Ann Richards and Molly Ivins used to skewer the good ole boy establishment? The moral righteousness with which Barbara Jordan defended the US constitution? An unnatural fondness for Dr Pepper and queso? In her inimitable style, Sarah Bird pays tribute to the Texas Woman in all her glory and all her contradictions. She humorously recalls her own early bewildered attempts to understand Lone Star gals, from the big-haired, perfectly made-up ladies at the Hyde Park Beauty Salon to her intellectual, quinoa-eating roommates at Seneca House Co-op for Graduate Women. After decades of observing Texas women, Bird knows the species as few others do. A Love Letter to Texas Women is a must-have guide for newcomers to the state and the ideal gift to tell any Yellow Rose how special she is.

Red-tails in Love

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Author: Marie Winn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780747542032

Category: Bird watching

Page: 321

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The true-life mystery of a pair of red-tailed hawks who, in the spring of 1992, built a nest on a high ledge of a building on New York City's Fifth Avenue. The author chronicles the adventures not only of the hawks, but also of Central Park's other wildlife residents and of the birdwatchers.

Ringing in Love

A Holiday for Romance

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Author: Peggy Bird

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440570434

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

View: 5786

With a business to grow and a teenaged son to raise, Catherine Bennett doesn't have time for a social life. Besides, after her husband left her for another woman, she's not exactly thrilled at the prospect of opening up her heart again. But when she leases office space in Dominic Russo's building, she can't keep her mind - or her eyes - off her new landlord. Only problem is he happens to be a known womanizer . . . and her professional rival. Unfortunately for Dominic, Philadelphia's most eligible bachelor is definitely in a dry spell. He hasn't dated in months, contrary to the rumors, but convincing career-minded Catherine that there's more to him than his reputation will be a challenge. Since she's determined to focus on work, he offers her an irresistible chance at winning a huge contract if she partners with his company. But will mixing business and pleasure make for a happy New Year's Eve? Sensuality Level: Sensual

Bird Love

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Author: Emma Nash

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1329831608

Category:

Page: N.A

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Songs of Love and War

The Dark Heart of Bird Behaviour

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Author: Dominic Couzens

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472909925

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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The dawn chorus: a single voice cutting through the darkness heralds a breaking wave of sound at the very beginning of the day. It is an iconic natural phenomenon with many familiar performers, yet it is a mysterious event for which there is no complete explanation. A mass of starlings gathers at the end of the midwinter day. As the sun sets, wave upon wave of bodies rolls in and embarks upon another of nature's great attempts to show off. The murmuration is another much-admired spectacle, but again its purpose is obscure and defies our understanding. From dawn until dusk, birds do things that are surprising and mystifying. Songs of Love and War delves into bird behaviour and uncovers its purpose and meaning. More than just an inside look at bird behaviour, this book also represents a personal journey of discovery. What starts as a desire to learn more about the birds encountered on a regular father-and-son walk through the woods leads to a realisation that a bird's life is very far from the idyllic scene that can often be glimpsed by the casual birdwatcher. Actually a bird's life is often unusual and surprising, but above all it is brief and much darker than you might think.

Beyond Birds and Bees

Bringing Home a New Message to Our Kids About Sex, Love, and Equality

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Author: Bonnie J. Rough

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 1580057403

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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A provocative inquiry into how we teach our children about bodies, sex, relationships and equality--with revelatory, practical takeaways from the author's research and eye-opening observations from the world-famous Dutch approach Award-winning author Bonnie J. Rough never expected to write a book about sex, but life handed her a revelation too vital to ignore. As an American parent grappling with concerns about raising children in a society steeped in stereotypes and sexual shame, she couldn't quite picture how to teach the facts of life with a fearless, easygoing, positive attitude. Then a job change relocated her family to Amsterdam, where she soon witnessed the relaxed and egalitarian sexual attitudes of the Dutch. There, she discovered, children learn from babyhood that bodies are normal, the world's best sex ed begins in kindergarten, cooties are a foreign concept, puberty is no big surprise, and questions about sex are welcome at the dinner table. In Beyond Birds and Bees, Rough reveals how although normalizing human sexuality may sound risky, doing so actually prevents unintended consequences, leads to better health and success for our children, and lays the foundation for a future of gender equality. Exploring how the Dutch example translates to American life, Rough highlights a growing wave of ambitious American parents, educators, and influencers poised to transform sex ed--and our society--for the better, and shows how families everywhere can give a modern lift to the birds and bees. Down to earth and up to the minute with our profound new cultural conversations about gender, sex, power, autonomy, diversity, and consent, Rough's careful research and engaging storytelling illuminate a forward path for a groundbreaking generation of Americans who want clear examples and actionable steps for how to support children's sexual development--and overall wellbeing--from birth onward at home, in schools, and across our evolving culture.

The Thorn Birds

A Novel

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Author: Colleen McCullough

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061990477

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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One of the most beloved novels of all time, Colleen McCullough's magnificent saga of dreams, struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian outback has enthralled readers the world over. The Thorn Birds is a chronicle of three generations of Clearys—an indomitable clan of ranchers carving lives from a beautiful, hard land while contending with the bitterness, frailty, and secrets that penetrate their family. It is a poignant love story, a powerful epic of struggle and sacrifice, a celebration of individuality and spirit. Most of all, it is the story of the Clearys' only daughter, Meggie, and the haunted priest, Father Ralph de Bricassart—and the intense joining of two hearts and souls over a lifetime, a relationship that dangerously oversteps sacred boundaries of ethics and dogma.

Bird

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Author: Andrew Zuckerman

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452133751

Category: Photography

Page: 300

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Turning his camera to the world of birds, Andrew Zuckerman has created a body of work showcasing more than 200 stunning photographs of nearly 75 different species. These winged creatures—from exotic parrots to everyday sparrows, and endangered penguins to woody owls—are captured with Zuckerman's painstaking perspective against a stark white background to reveal the vivid colors, textures, and personalities of each subject in extraordinary and exquisite detail. The ultimate art book for ornithologists and nature enthusiasts alike, Bird is a volume of sublime beauty.

The Bird's Love for Poetry and Essays

A Treasure for Life

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Author: Joseph Pathelin Policape

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1418401161

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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This book is an inspiration to everyone who read it. Whatever your political views, religious and non-religious backgrounds, this book is for you. Joseph was immigrated to the United States at the age of 23. He first came to Nyack New York where he spent his first four years in the U.S. then moved to Massachusetts where he went to school. He learned the English Language and became an American citizen. He is in love with the United States, especially New York and Massachusetts in spite of some difficulties he encountered in the country. Read this book and you will find encouragement and strengths by reading his poetry and essays. He will bring you to Heaven when you read his poem "When I get to Heaven." You will be sad when you read "My Brother's death" or "My Sister's Death." You will also begin to think about the cruelty that has taken place on our planet when you read his essays "Amen, Pastor, Corruption in Cacola." This essay takes you inside the Protestant church and you will learn about the hypocrisy that is going on there. "Farewell my Dear Brothers." This reading asks many unanswered questions. When you read it, you would wonder too.

Dear Mrs. Bird

A Novel

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Author: AJ Pearce

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501170082

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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“A marvelous treat. Charming and delightful.” —Nina Stibbe, author of Love, Nina An irresistible debut set in London during World War II about an adventurous young woman who becomes a secret advice columnist— a warm, funny, and enormously moving story for fans of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and Lilac Girls. London, 1940. Emmeline Lake is Doing Her Bit for the war effort, volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When Emmy sees an advertisement for a job at the London Evening Chronicle, her dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent suddenly seem achievable. But the job turns out to be working as a typist for the fierce and renowned advice columnist, Henrietta Bird. Emmy is disappointed, but gamely bucks up and buckles down. Mrs. Bird is very clear: letters containing any Unpleasantness must go straight in the bin. But when Emmy reads poignant notes from women who may have Gone Too Far with the wrong men, or who can’t bear to let their children be evacuated, she is unable to resist responding. As the German planes make their nightly raids, and London picks up the smoldering pieces each morning, Emmy secretly begins to write back to the readers who have poured out their troubles. Prepare to fall head over heels for Emmy and her best friend, Bunty, who are gutsy and spirited, even in the face of a terrible blow. The irrepressible Emmy keeps writing letters in this hilarious and enormously moving tale of friendship, the kindness of strangers, and ordinary people in extraordinary times.

The History of Love: A Novel

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Author: Nicole Krauss

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393328627

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

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Sixty years after a book's publication, its author remembers his lost love and missing son, while a teenage girl, named for one of the book's characters, seeks her namesake, as well as a cure for her widowed mother's loneliness. By the author of Man Walks Into a Room. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.