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The Skylark

Author : Paul Donald
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The Skylark is one of Britain's most popular and inspirational birds, and in recent years it has also been one of the most newsworthy. The species' population has plummeted as a consequence of changes in farming practice, and the RSPB has launched a major research and fund-raising campaign to save the 'blithe spirit' from further decline. This book looks at all aspects of the life of the Skylark, from its biology, migratory patterns, breeding behaviour and habitat requirements, to its role in legend and folklore. It also discusses its recent rapid decline which has led to the species being placed on the top-priority 'red list' of Birds of Conservation Concern by the leading governmental and non-governmental conservation organisations in the UK. Three closely related species, Oriental and Japanese Skylarks and the enigmatic Raso Lark are also discussed.

Skylark Meets Meadowlark

Author : Thomas C. Gannon
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AøNative rereading of both British Romanticism and mainstream Euro-American ecocriticism, this cross-cultural transatlantic study of literary imaginings about birds sets the agenda for a more sophisticated and nuanced ecocriticism. Lakota critic Thomas C. Gannon explores how poets and nature writersøin Britain and Native America have incorporated birds into their writings. He discerns an evolution in humankind?s representations?and attitudes toward?other species by examining the avian images and tropes in British Romantic and Native American literatures, and by considering how such literary treatment succeeds from an ecological or animal-rights perspective. ø Such depictions, Gannon argues, reveal much about underlying cultural and historical relationships with the Other?whether other species or other peoples. He elucidates the changing interconnections between birds and humans in British Romanticism from Cowper to Clare, with particular attention to Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Byron, and Keats. Gannon then considers how birds are imagined by Native writers, including early Lakota authors and contemporary poets such as Linda Hogan and Joy Harjo. Ultimately he shows how the sensitive and far-reaching connections with nature forged by Native American writers encourage a more holistic reimagining of humankind?s relationship to other animals.

To Hear the Skylark s Song

Author : Huw Lewis
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'A thoughtful and passionate memoir, moving and respectful' Tessa Hadley Huw Lewis was born in Merthyr in 1964. His father an engineer at the Hoover factory, his mother first a housewife then a nurse. He has two older sisters and a younger brother, they were all brought up in the village of Aberfan in south Wales. To Hear the Skylark's Song is a memoir about how Aberfan survived and eventually thrived after the terrible disaster of the 21st of October 1966, when Pantglas school took the full force of thousands of tons of colliery waste and a community lost a generation of children. It is a story about how people held a community together and created a space for each other to thrive. It is also a wonderfully thoughtful and insightful story of what it was like to grow up in a Valley’s community in the 70s: a thriving place of people, shops, clubs, chapel concerts, coal mines, interwoven with gossip and stories and, of course, the annual bus trip to Barry Island. Aberfan found a way to carry on, and Huw vividly brings to life how the sense of community provided strength and comfort in the shadow of a lifetime-long grief. A community that continues to innovate and inspire.

The Skylark Being an Elegant Collection of the Best and Newest Songs in the English Language

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The Skylark A Collection of all the Divine Odes and Hymns Taken out of the Spectators etc Words by A Pope J Addison and R Tickell

Author : John Sheeles
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The Skylark s Song

Author : Harriet Segal
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As the widow of a 1940s songwriter and her children and grandchildren gather in New York for a salute to the composer, they must cope with crumbling marriages, affairs, and scandal

Merchant Vessels of the United States

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Holstein Friesian Herd book Containing a Record of All Holstein Friesian Cattle

Author : Holstein-Friesian Association of America
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Punch

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Catalogue of English Song Books Forming a Portion of the Library of Sir John Stainer

Author : John Stainer
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