The Magic and Mystery of Birds

The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal about Being Human


Author: Noah Strycker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780285642799

Category: Bird watching

Page: 288

View: 7477

In an entertaining and perceptive account of the lives of birds, from watching penguins in Antarctica to testing turkey vultures' sense of smell, Noah Strycker illuminates the surprising world of birds and their secret life. In observing birds' intelligence and their emotional, even artistic, life scientists have unlocked fascinating insights into memory, game theory and the nature of intelligence itself. They explore what birds can teach us about humanity. Drawing on cutting-edge scientific research, along with his personal experience (Strycker has travelled all over the world birdwatching) with colourful anecdotes about the intimate co-existence of birds and man The Magic and Mystery of Birdsis a thoughtful and engaging look at how we often view the world through the experience of birds.



Author: I easha

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450279871

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 116

View: 7147

Travel with Angelica as she travels through a mysterious island with her friends trying to unravel the mystery of a ring they found on the beach. Their trials as they travel meeting with different puzzling obstacles and places through out the island, and the beauty that find on the island.

Young Cam Jansen and the Magic Bird Mystery


Author: David A. Adler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101643064

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 606

It's up to Cam to solve this disappearing act! Aunt Molly takes Cam and her friend Eric to see a magic show at Teddy's Toys. During the show, Teddy's bird, Oscar, disappears! Where could he have gone? It's up to Cam to click! and find Oscar before he gets lost in the mall in this Level 3 easy-to-read mystery.

The Real Middle Earth

Exploring the Magic and Mystery of the Middle Ages, J.R.R. Tolkien, and "The Lord of the Rings"


Author: Brian Bates

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466891092

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 9415

J.R.R. Tolkien claimed that he based the land of Middle Earth on a real place. The Real Middle Earth brings alive, for the first time, the very real civilization in which those who lived had a vision of life animated by beings beyond the material world. Magic was real to these people and they believed their universe was held together by an interlaced web of golden threads visible only to wizards. At its center was Middle Earth, a place peopled by humans, but imbued with spiritual power. It was a real realm that stretched from Old England to Scandinavia and across to western Europe, encompassing Celts, Anglo Saxons and Vikings. Looking first at the rich and varied tribes who made up the populace of this mystical land, Bates looks at how the people lived their daily lives in a world of magic and mystery. Using archaeological, historical, and psychological research, Brian Bates breathes life into this civilization of two thousand years ago in a book that every Tolkien fan will want.

Birds! National Library of Australia Exhibition


Author: N.A

Publisher: National Library Australia

ISBN: 0642107068

Category: Birds in art

Page: 12

View: 3416

This exhibition is about birds that fly and sing in the Australian imagination. Its images may vividly remind us of the birds that live in the world around us, but they also trace our changing attitudes to birds and our practical, scientific and artistic uses of birds.

Form and Fantasy

The Block Prints of Walter Anderson


Author: Walter Inglis Anderson,Mary Anderson Pickard,Patricia Pinson

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781934110256

Category: Art

Page: 127

View: 9236

"The volume includes essays by Mary Anderson Pickard, the artist's elder daughter, and by Patricia Pinson, former curator of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, with a chronology by Christopher Maurer, author of Fortune's Favorite Child: The Uneasy Life of Walter Anderson."--BOOK JACKET.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Alchemy


Author: Dennis William Hauck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440636125

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

View: 1182

More than magic... Where else can one combine chemistry and philosophy to turn base metal into gold while discovering a magical elixir to prolong life? Here's a simple and straightforward guide to alchemy that explains its basic principles. Written by one of the world's few practicing alchemists, it's a concise reference guide that provides easy-to-follow information so that anybody can be a wizard-in-training.

The Five-Colored Clouds of Mount Wutai: Poems from Dunhuang


Author: Mary Anne Cartelli

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004184813

Category: Poetry

Page: 224

View: 5472

In The Five-Colored Clouds of Mount Wutai: Poems from Dunhuang, Mary Anne Cartelli introduces a significant corpus of Chinese Buddhist poems from the Dunhuang manuscripts celebrating Mount Wutai. They offer important literary evidence for the transformation of the mountain into the earthly paradise of the bodhisattva Mañju?r? by the Tang dynasty.????

Ozain Mystery of the Congo and Yoruba


Author: N.A

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483679802

Category: Self-Help

Page: 54

View: 8416

Origin history The origin of Osahin also comes from the mythology of the Egyptians. The word Osahi(n) come from the word Egyptian Sahu, this is the name of a God of the stars identified as or with Orion. In other papers before there was mention of him being referred to the God Orion, and it has been shown he lived under the name of oro in the land of the Yoruba. Therere other words Egyptian, Sahu that signified a spiritual body, which that so they say germinated form a mummified body. The ideas that explain the conception of this Yoruba God Osahin has been based with the association that he has with God Sahu and the spiritual body known with the same name. This Orisha is the owner of the mountains and there in Cuba they associate him with the Regla of the Congos. Also very particular with palo Monte or mayombe. Supposedly one of the stories evidently cabana. Osain was working his regla with Palo Monte, drinking bad liquors, using gun powder and he didnt have peace. He was dressed dirty and with torn clothing, he never saw the results of his work, nothing. Even though he worked very hard with a lot of integrity. He saw that the Lucumi were always doing well, they dressed very elegant and they had money and tranquility. So Osain decided and went to see Shango asking Shango for advice. Shango told him that he was a palero and he knew it perfectly, but after knowing the regla lucumi he found himself in better conditions. He dressed in red clothing, he was clean and powerful. With this argument he convinced Osain and took him to the feet of Orumila, and that was his remedy. Osain has no mother or father; he was born by himself from direction of God. It is the Orisha that is very important in the religion Yoruba. He could be more important than all. The use of Osain in the religion lucumi is very important and needed. The Ozainistas could be male or female. But the women cannot receive him until the have passed their menopause. What happens is that they the women cannot give or make Osain for anybody.

Bread of the Birds


Author: André Carpentier

Publisher: Ekstasis Editions

ISBN: 9780921215684

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

View: 5530

At the heart of each story in Bread of the Birds desire and death are catalysts for the mystery of transformation. The stories are imbued with an atmosphere of the supernatural - with magic and myth.