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Birds Of Stone

Author : Luis M. Chiappe
ISBN : 9781421420240
Genre : Nature
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Anyone interested in the history of life—from paleontologists to inquisitive birders—will find Birds of Stone an irresistible feast for the eyes and mind.

The Atlas Of Breeding Birds In Britain And Ireland

Author : J.T.R. Sharrock
ISBN : 9781408146958
Genre : Science
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This companion volume to The Atlas of Wintering Birds in Britain and Ireland (see back flap) is derived from yearly surveys of breeding birds in Britain and Ireland during 1968-72, organised by the British Trust for Ornithology and the Irish Wildbird Conservancy. Each of the 3,862 10-km squares of Britain and Ireland was visited during the five years and the resulting records (over 285,000) are summarised in the maps. The full-page maps plot the known distribution of all but 11 of the 229 breeding species located during the survey period. Each map has an accompanying text which describes the species' habitat, the problems involved in proving breeding, the historical background to the species' range and any changes in its numbers. The probable reasons for these changes are discussed and an attempt made to assess the total number of birds for each species. "The book is a major triumph for the BTO and IWC and a fitting reward to the many thousands of field workers who made its compilation possible. It is an indispensable source of up-to-date information, a pleasure to read, a spur to thought and further enquiry, and, by no means least, a most elegant example of book production." Stanley Cramp, British Birds "This remarkable work is one of the most exciting ornithological achievements of the century ... the book is admirable in every way: it is beautifully produced, and charmingly illustrated with black and white vignettes on nearly every page of text. Above all, it provides an authoritative account of the present situation; in due course it will also serve as a standard against which to measure future changes. Excellent value and strongly recommended." G. L. A-W., Wildfowl News Jacket design by Robert Gillmor

Culture Of Stone

Author : O. W. Hampton
ISBN : 0890968705
Genre : Social Science
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"In this extensively illustrated, unique study, Hampton describes the complete cultural inventory and traditional uses of both secular and sacred stones, ranging from utilitarian stone tools and profane symbolic stones through ancestor spirit stones, power stones with multiple functions, and medicinal power stone tools. Hampton portrays the complete cycle of quarrying, manufacture, trade, and uses of the stones.".

A Cry Of Stone

Author : Michael O'Brien
ISBN : 9780898709957
Genre : Fiction
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In this fifth novel in his series, Children of the Last Days, Michael O’Brien explores the true meaning of poverty of spirit. Loosely based on the real lives of a number of native North Americans, A Cry of Stone is the fictional account of the life of a native artist, Rose Wâbos. Abandoned as an infant, Rose is raised by her grandmother, Oldmary Wâbos, in the remotest regions of the northern Ontario wilderness. The story covers a period from 1940 to 1973, chronicling Rose’s growth to womanhood, her discovery of art, her moving out into the world of cities and sophisticated cultural circles. Above all it is the story of a soul who is granted little of human strengths and resources, yet who strives to love in all circumstances. As she searches for the ultimate meaning of her life, she changes the lives of many people whom she meets along the way. O’Brien takes the reader deep into the heart of a “small” person. There he uncovers the beauty and struggles of a soul who wants only to create, to help others to see what she sees. The story also explores the complex lies and false images, the ambitions and posturing that dominate much of contemporary culture, and shows how these have contributed to a loss of our understanding of the sacredness of each human life. Once again, Michael O’Brien beautifully demonstrates that no matter how insignificant a person may be in the world’s eyes, marvels and mysteries are to be found in everyone. His central character, Rose, is among the despised and rejected of the earth, yet her life bears witness to the greatness in man, and to his eternal destiny.

A Spaceship Built Of Stone And Other Stories

Author : Lisa Tuttle
ISBN : 9781782068747
Genre : Fiction
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'Tuttle is at her best as a short story writer. The power and sheer quality of her work are unmistakable on every page' Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Review. Containing 'Wives', a classic in feminist science fiction and the author's most frequently discussed and reprinted short story, and 'The Bone Flute', which was famously awarded and then removed from the Nebula Awards, Lisa Tuttle's second short-story collection is as breathtaking and genre bending as the first. Originally published by The Woman's Press, a specialised feminist publishing company in 1987, A Spaceship Built of Stones contains 10 short stories that demonstrate Tuttle's effortless mastery of the short story form and her undeniable writing prowess. The collection also includes the stories 'No Regrets', 'The Family Monkey', 'Mrs T', 'A Spaceship Built of Stone', 'The Cure', 'The Hollow Man', 'The Other Kind' and 'The Birds of the Moon'.

Birds Of Algonquin Legend

Author : Robert E. Nichols
ISBN : 0472106112
Genre : Social Science
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A linking of legend, language, and natural history, which supplies one of the few literary appreciations of the oral literature of the Algonquin peoples

Birds And A Stone

Author : Anastasia Novykh
ISBN : 9785457197336
Genre : Religion
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People are like birds and stones. For some, just a hint, a single word is enough to be prompted to the spiritual height. And their awakened essence will soar towards perception of the infinite universe. While others... Well, a stone is merely a stone.Three captivating stories of this book: "Duty", "Everything is so simple" and "Birds and a stone" tell about unusual people who reconsider their life values. All these people are united by a legendary personality of Sensei. Interesting facts about a human from the point of view both of modern science and ancient civilizations. Amazing information how thoughts are "born" and how to control them. Interesting information about "Jesus' Prayer", Saint Agapit, the Elder Antony. And many other useful things for thoseWho are on the spiritual way and strive to become a Human!

The Birds Of New Jersey

Author : Witmer Stone
ISBN : UCAL:B3319848
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The Isle Of Stone

Author : Nicholas Nicastro
ISBN : 9781101099988
Genre : Fiction
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More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.

Japanese Art Of Stone Appreciation

Author : Vincent T. Covello
ISBN : 9781462902576
Genre : Gardening
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The Japanese Art of Stone Appreciation is an exploration into the art of suiseki—small, naturally formed stones selected for their shape, balance, simplicity and tranquility. Written by two leading experts in the field of Japanese gardening and art, this concise introduction offers aesthetic guidance and direct practical advice that is a window into traditional Japanese culture. It details the essential characteristics of a high-quality suiseki, describing the various systems of stone classification in this Japanese art form and explaining how to display a suiseki to its best advantage. There is also a section on incorporating suiseki alongside a bonsai tree, the most popular and rewarding complement to peaceful suiseki miniature landscape gardens. Sections include: Historical Background Characteristics and Aesthetic Qualities Classification of Suiseki Displaying a Stone Suiseki with Bonsai and Other Related Arts Collecting Suiseki How to Make a Carved Wooden Base Suiseki Classification Systems

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