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The Birds Of Paradise

Author : William Bryant
ISBN : 9780595380411
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A biography of one of the world's great naturalists, with details of his explorations on the Amazon and in the Malay Archipelago. Wallace's hidden sexual life, the world of Victorian science and gay sexuality, and the struggles of a great thinker to survive in a hostile social environment are described in lavish detail.

The Birds Of Paradise

Author : Michael Everett
ISBN : UOM:39015051137902
Genre : Science
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Original paintings and photographs and classic nineteenth-century artwork embellish descriptions of the displays, dances, and nests of the exotically plumaged birds

The Lost Birds Of Paradise

Author : Errol Fuller
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025803649
Genre : Nature
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Natural History claimed, "A glorious collection of science and art, geography and history, romance and rigor. It is a reassessment of a group of twenty birds ... that had lost their species status in the bird of paradise family and were largely forgotten by science for more than sixty years".

Birds Of Paradise And Bowerbirds

Author : Phil Gregory
ISBN : 9781472975850
Genre : Nature
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Renowned for their elaborate and dazzling plumages, the birds of paradise (Paradisaeidae) and bowerbirds (Ptilonohynchidae) exhibit some of the most astonishing behaviours in the avian kingdom. The former is the most iconic group of birds found in New Guinea, while the bowerbirds extend into Australia, and are perhaps best known for the males' construction of avenue bowers, used to tempt females on the forest floor. This comprehensive monograph is dedicated to these two families, combining the product of more than two decades of research and scholarship with original observations by the author and many other knowledgeable contributors. Birds of Paradise and Bowerbirds is the ultimate reference to these two groups. It provides a thorough guide to their identification, taxonomy and ecology, with detailed distribution maps accompanying the text. A series of beautifully illustrated plates by Richard Allen cover all of the 108 recognised taxa in these groups, with these supplemented by more than 200 photographs covering a range of racial and age-related plumage variety. This book is an indispensable addition to the libraries of all birders and ornithologists interested in these sensational birds.

Birds Of Paradise And Bower Birds

Author : Ernest Thomas Gilliard
ISBN : UCAL:B4457283
Genre : Birds
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Birds Of Paradise

Author : Oliver Langmead
ISBN : 9781789094824
Genre : Fiction
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Many millennia after the fall of Eden, Adam, the first man in creation, still walks the Earth – exhausted by the endless death and destruction, he is a shadow of his former hope and glory. And he is not the only one. The Garden was deconstructed, its pieces scattered across the world and its inhabitants condemned to live out immortal lives, hiding in plain sight from generations of mankind. But now pieces of the Garden are turning up on the Earth. After centuries of loneliness, Adam, haunted by the golden time at the beginning of Creation, is determined to save the pieces of his long lost home. With the help of enlisting Eden's undying exiles, he must stop Eden becoming the plaything of mankind. Adam journeys across America and the British Isles with Magpie, Owl, and other animals, gathering the scattered pieces of Paradise. As the country floods once more, Adam must risk it all to rescue his friends and his home – because rescuing rebuilding the Garden might be the key to rebuilding his life.

Birds Of Paradise

Author : David Evans
ISBN : UCAL:B4322717
Genre : Musical plays in English - Librettos
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The Birds Of Paradise

Author : Paul Scott
ISBN : LCCN:62004223
Genre : Anglo-Indian fiction
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Birds Of Paradise

Author : Anne Malcom
ISBN : 1718921284
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He collected beautiful things. Rare things. Ripped them out of their natural environment and preserved them in all of their dead splendor. The problem was I wasn't beautiful. I was all of the hideous and ugly realities of the world packaged into one broken human being. He came to kill me. That was his business. Death. He ripped me out of my natural environment, the prison I'd created, and locked me away with all of his beautiful dead things. I hated him. I still hate him. But if I was given the choice and the ability to leave this cage, come back to life, I'd stay dead. In all of my hideous splendor. Because my murderer can only possess dead things. And I can only be possessed by someone more broken and ugly than me.

Birds Of Paradise Lost

Author : Andrew Lam
ISBN : 1597092681
Genre : Fiction
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A lyrical and deeply satisfying fiction debut that extols and celebrates the troubled lives of those who fled Vietnam and remade themselves in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Birds Of Paradise

Author : Christine Kitano
ISBN : 0899241204
Genre : Poetry
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A third-generation Japanese American, Kitano writes with an eerie, clarified composure of her family's struggles--immigration, culture shock, internment--and of her own private struggle to understand them and herself. Her confident, beautifully crafted poems are suggestive of a mature poet at the top of her form; but, amazingly, this is her first book. "Newcomer Christine Kitano writes with purpose and intensity about the disturbing subjects of her youth, her family interned in camps, her unborn twin, her mother's cruelty, her father's death. Throughout it all, the grey, almost invisible child, 'born of everybody's second choice' watches wonders and survives. 'Someone is waiting for me to die,' she writes, 'to crack my bones / open in search of music.' A haunting debut." -Dorianne Laux

Birds Of Paradise

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924090303896
Genre : Birds of paradise
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Birds Of Paradise

Author : Cynthia Unwin
ISBN : 0531229890
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Did you know that all birds of paradise live in one small area of the world-or that they have special dances and displays meant to attract a mate? Learn fascinating facts like these-and more-all in the pages of this book!

Birds Of Paradise A Novel

Author : Diana Abu-Jaber
ISBN : 9780393082944
Genre : Fiction
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“A full-course meal, a rich, complex and memorable story that will leave you lingering gratefully at [Abu-Jaber’s] table.”—Ron Charles, Washington Post At thirteen, Felice Muir ran away from home to punish herself for some horrible thing she had done—leaving a hole in the hearts of her pastry-chef mother, her real estate attorney father, and her foodie-entrepreneurial brother. After five years of scrounging for food, drugs, and shelter on Miami Beach, Felice is now turning eighteen, and she and the family she left behind must reckon with the consequences of her actions—and make life-affirming choices about what matters to them most, now and in the future.

Birds Of Paradise

Author : Clifford B. Frith
ISBN : 0198548532
Genre : Nature
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Birds of paradise have long played a central part in human mythologies and captured the imagination of collectors, scientists, and naturalists - and fashion designers. Birds of Paradise provides the first comprehensive, up-to-date, and scientifically accurate overview of the behaviour, biology, ecology, biogeography, and history of the most ornate and dramatic group of birds on earth. The book is illustrated by 12 superb, specially commissioned colour plates including all 42 species of birds of paradise, original line drawings of many behaviours never before recorded, maps, graphs, sonograms, and photographs. This stunning book will delight ornithologists and naturalists the world over.

Bird Of Paradise

Author : Raquel Cepeda
ISBN : 9781451635881
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 2009, when Raquel Cepeda almost lost her estranged father to heart disease, she was terrified she’d never know the truth about her ancestry. Every time she looked in the mirror, Cepeda saw a mystery—a tapestry of races and ethnicities that came together in an ambiguous mix. With time running out, she decided to embark on an archaeological dig of sorts by using the science of ancestral DNA testing to excavate everything she could about her genetic history. Digging through memories long buried, she embarks upon a journey not only into her ancestry but also into her own history. Born in Harlem to Dominican parents, she was sent to live with her maternal grandparents in the Paraíso (Paradise) district in Santo Domingo while still a baby. It proved to be an idyllic reprieve in her otherwise fraught childhood. Paraíso came to mean family, home, belonging. When Cepeda returned to the US, she discovered her family constellation had changed. Her mother had a new, abusive boyfriend, who relocated the family to San Francisco. When that relationship fell apart, Cepeda found herself back in New York City with her father and European stepmother: attending tennis lessons and Catholic schools; fighting vicious battles wih her father, who discouraged her from expressing the Dominican part of her hyphenated identity; and immersed in the ’80s hip-hop culture of uptown Manhattan. It was in these streets, through the prism of hip-hop and the sometimes loving embrace of her community, that Cepeda constructed her own identity. Years later, when Cepeda had become a successful journalist and documentary filmmaker, the strands of her DNA would take her further, across the globe and into history. Who were her ancestors? How did they—and she—become Latina? Her journey, as the most unforgettable ones often do, would lead her to places she hadn’t expected to go. With a vibrant lyrical prose and fierce honesty, Cepeda parses concepts of race, identity, and ancestral DNA among Latinos by using her own Dominican-American story as one example, and in the process arrives at some sort of peace with her father.

Birds Of Paradise

Author : Marketa Uhlirova
ISBN : 3863352181
Genre : Design
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From exquisitely opulent films of the silent era, to sybaritic experimental productions of the American underground, costume has often played a vital role as a cinematic vehicle of sensuous pleasure and enchantment.Birds of Paradise: Costume as Cinematic Spectacle explores cinema's poetic fascination with animated dress, jewellery and adornment and carefully considers the relationship between screen expressions and those of related time-based forms, especially dance and theatre.Lavishly illustrated, the book examines those episodes in European and American cinema history that most powerfully foregrounded costume as the 'star attraction' on show - early cinema's dance, trick and féerie films of the 1890s and 1900s; popular silent cinema of the 1910s and 20s, especially music hall and orientalist spectaculars; and experimental films of the 1940s-1970s by artists including Kenneth Anger, Jack Smith and James Bidgood.

Birds Of Paradise

Author : Lorna Scobie
ISBN : 1784880566
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Fly away from the stresses and strains of everyday life and lose yourself in the paradisiacal world of colour. Using a mixture of repeat bird patterns and motifs as well as more intricate birdlife scenes, these beautifully illustrated designs will help your mind to focus and to exercise your inner creativity. Free from competitive pressure, Birds of Paradise is an easy way to switch-off from the world around you, slow down and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of colouring-in. With over 50 hand-drawn illustrations and a metallic sticker sheet at the back of the book to really bring your birds to life, this is the only colouring-in book you'll need to escape, relax and most of all, have fun.

Birds Of Paradise

Author : Tim Laman
ISBN : 9781426209581
Genre : Nature
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Examines the extraordinary plumage, behavior, and conservation successes of all thirty-nine bird of paradise species, and includes images of previously unrepresented birds from remote New Guinea.

Birds Of Paradise

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ISBN : 1943645388
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From the authors of National Geographic's Birds of Paradise, Tim Laman and Edwin Scholes, and Cornell Lab illustrator, Andrew Leach, Birds of Paradise: A Cornell Lab Coloring Expedition, brings the stunning and amazing world of Birds of Paradise to birders and coloring enthusiasts everywhere. Building on the adult coloring book sensation, and the worldwide attention of the Birds of Paradise book, video, and U.S. museum tour, the Cornell Lab created Birds of Paradise: A Cornell Lab Coloring Expedition to inspire and engage readers in the beauty and appreciation of birds in a fun and interactive way. Birds of Paradise is more than a typical adult coloring book -- it's like an "expedition" into the world of the Birds of Paradise and Papua New Guinea where they live with introductory content from the #1 world expert, Ornithologist Edwin Scholes, and 39 gorgeous color photos from Tim Laman from the expeditions. Perforated coloring pages in this upscale, intricately designed book, make it easy to color and display. And as with all Cornell Lab Publishing Group books, a portion of the net proceeds from the sale of Birds of Paradise will go directly to Cornell Lab to support projects such as children's educational and community programs.

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