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A Secret of Birds and Bone paperback

Author : Kiran Millwood Hargrave
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In Renaissance Siena, a city ravaged by plague, Sofia's mother carves beautiful mementoes for the grieving from the bones of their loved ones. But one day, she doesn't return home. Sofia and her friends follow clues carved in bone until they find the terrible truth ...

A Secret of Birds and Bone

Author : Kiran Millwood Hargrave
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Siena is a city plagued by sickness. But outside its walls is the happy home of Sofia, her little brother Ermin, and their mother who crafts charms from skeletons. When Mama is arrested and the children are taken to the city’s hateful orphanage, Sofia decides to find out the truth of what is happening...

A Secret of Birds Bone

Author : Kiran Millwood Hargrave
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The spellbinding new novel from the bestselling author of The Girl of Ink & Stars, winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. In an Italian city ravaged by plague, Sofia's mother carves beautiful mementoes from the bones of loved ones. But one day, she doesn't return home. Did her work lead her into danger? Sofia and her little brother Ermin are sent to the convent orphanage but soon escape, led by an enigmatic new friend and their pet crow, Corvith. Together they cross the city underground, following clues in bones up to the towers of Siena, where - circled by magpies - the children find the terrible truth ...

Geology of Oxford and the Valley of the Thames With illustrations

Author : John PHILLIPS (F.R.S.)
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Geology of Oxford and the Valley of the Thames

Author : John Phillips
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Chaco Canyon National Monument N M Master Plan 1968 B1 Chaco Wash Bridge Environmental Assessment EA B2 Statement for Management 1976 B3 Draft General Management Plan GMP 1979 B4 Draft Statement for Management 1979

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Bird Medicine

Author : Evan T. Pritchard
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Explores the living spiritual tradition surrounding birds in Native American culture • Pairs scholarly research with more than 200 firsthand accounts of bird signs from traditional Native Americans and their descendants • Examines the legends, wisdom, and powers of the birds known as the gatekeepers of the four directions—Eagle, Hawk, Crow, and Owl • Provides many examples of bird sign interpretations and human-bird communication that can be applied in your own encounters with birds Birds are our strongest allies in the natural world. Revered in Native American spirituality and shamanic traditions around the world, birds are known as teachers, guardians, role models, counselors, healers, clowns, peacemakers, and meteorologists. They carry messages and warnings from loved ones and the spirit world, report deaths and injuries, and channel divine intelligence to answer our questions. Some of their “signs” are so subtle that one could discount them as subjective, but others are dramatic enough to strain even a skeptic’s definition of coincidence. Pairing scholarly research with more than 200 firsthand accounts of bird encounters from traditional Native Americans and their descendants, Evan Pritchard explores the living spiritual tradition surrounding birds in Native American culture. He examines in depth the birds known as the gatekeepers of the four directions--Eagle in the North, Hawk in the East, Crow in the South, and Owl in the West--including their roles in legends and the use of their feathers in shamanic rituals. He reveals how the eagle can be a direct messenger of the Creator, why crows gather in “Crow Councils,” and how shamans have the ability to travel inside of birds, even after death. Expanding his study to the wisdom and gifts of birds beyond the four gatekeepers, such as hummingbirds, seagulls, and the mythical thunderbird, he provides numerous examples of everyday bird sign interpretations that can be applied in your own encounters with birds as well as ways we can help protect birds and encourage them to communicate with us.

Bird lore

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The Bioarchaeology of Ritual and Religion

Author : Alexandra Livarda
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The Bioarchaeology of Ritual and Religion is the first volume dedicated to exploring ritual and religious practice in past societies from a variety of ‘environmental’ remains. Building on recent debates surrounding, for instance, performance, materiality and the false dichotomy between ritualistic and secular behavior, this book investigates notions of ritual and religion through the lens of perishable material culture. Research centering on bioarchaeological evidence and drawing on methods from archaeological science has traditionally focused on functional questions surrounding environment and economy. However, recent years have seen an increased recognition of the under-exploited potential for scientific data to provide detailed information relating to ritual and religious practice. This volume explores the diverse roles of plant, animal, and other organic remains in ritual and religion, as foods, offerings, sensory or healing mediums, grave goods, and worked artifacts. It also provides insights into how archaeological science can shed light on the reconstruction of ritual processes and the framing of rituals. The 14 papers showcase current and new approaches in the investigation of bioarchaeological evidence for elucidating complex social issues and worldviews. The case studies are intentionally broad, encompassing a range of sub-disciplines of bioarchaeology including archaeobotany, anthracology, palynology, micromorphology, geoarchaeology, zooarchaeology (including avian and worked bone studies), archaeomalacology, and organic residue analysis. The temporal and geographical coverage is equally wide, extending across Europe from the Mediterranean and Aegean to the Baltic and North Atlantic regions, and from the Mesolithic to the medieval period. The volume also includes a discursive paper by Prof. Brian Hayden, who suggests a different interpretative framework of archaeological contexts and rituals.

The Secret Language of Birds

Author : Adele Nozedar
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A fascinating reference book to dip into but is also a tool to help readers make their own spiritual journey. Through shamanism, divination and astrology we can learn how to interpret the hidden messages birds can bring to our lives. The secret of how to perform your own auguries are revealed here for the first time in detail. And stories of ordinary people who have encountered the miraculous healing qualities of birds in their own lives will inspire you. From the robin to the phoenix - the everyday and the mythological - you will find a treasure trove of inspiration at your fingertips, which is both spiritually uplifting and historically fascinating.

Therapeutic Gazette

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The Birds of Sherwood Forest

Author : W. J. Sterland
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Drama and Power in a Hunting Society

Author : Anne Chapman
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The Selk'nam people, now virtually extinct, are a classic example of hunting societies. The book is based on the author's field work among the last surviving 'pure' Selk'nam, as well as an exhaustive review of the previous literature.

The Friend

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Proceedings of the Nova Scotian Institute of Science

Author : Nova Scotian Institute of Science, Halifax
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A Dictionary of the English Language

Author : Samuel Johnson
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The Random House Book of 1001 Questions and Answers about Animals

Author : Michele Staple
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Explores curiosities and wonders of the animal world, including the habitats and behavior of such creatures as the octopus, scorpion, newt, and bat.

A Dictionary of the English Language

Author : Robert Gordon Latham
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The Country Gentleman

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Tales to Tickle Your Funny Bone

Author : Norma J. Livo
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Presents a collection of humorous tales from around the world.