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The Mandarin Duck

Author : Christopher Lever
ISBN : 9781408189887
Genre : Science
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The Mandarin Duck is a small and (in the case of the males) spectacularly colourful species of waterfowl. Widely kept in aviaries around the world, populations often escaped to form wild colonies. One of the largest and best-studied is in southern England. Although declining and nowadays surprisingly hard to find, Britain's wild Mandarin population is probably more numerous than that of the duck's true home, China and the Russian Far East, where it is now endangered. This Poyser monograph is a detailed account of this beautiful duck's lifestyle and biology, with particular emphasis on invasive populations in Britain and overseas. It is a superb addition to the long-running and acclaimed Poyser series.

The Tale Of The Mandarin Ducks

Author : Katherine Paterson
ISBN : 0573626685
Genre : Musicals
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The Mandarin Duck

Author : Christopher Savage
ISBN : CORNELL:31924000060594
Genre : Mandarin duck
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The Wood Duck And The Mandarin

Author : Lawton L. Shurtleff
ISBN : 0520918835
Genre : Nature
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This is a story of conservation told through the natural histories of two of the world's most fascinating birds, the Wood Duck of North America and the Mandarin of Asia. The only two species in their genus (Aix), these Northern Wood Ducks are native to different continents but have long been kept together in captivity. Now, for the first time in history, they are also flying side by side in the wild in a small area of northern California. This rare circumstance has given Lawton L. Shurtleff and Christopher Savage the opportunity to observe the Northern Wood Ducks' close relationship and is the starting point of this informative and beautifully rendered book. The opening chapters tell how the Wood Duck and the Mandarin came to inhabit the Pacific Flyway and explain their extraordinary similarities. Subsequent chapters discuss the distinctive histories of the two species and describe the birds throughout the seasons in their native flyways. The Mandarins' place in Asian art and literature is the subject of Chapter Five. The final chapter illuminates the successful work done to protect the North American Wood Duck, which has made a remarkable recovery from near extinction, and the beginning efforts to protect the Mandarin, whose existence in East Asia is seriously threatened. Stunning full-color photographs by renowned wildlife photographers, along with photographs by the authors, capture the exquisite beauty of these much revered birds. Detailed maps show the Wood Ducks' territory in North America and the Mandarins' territory in East Asia and Great Britain. Three appendices--plans for building nestboxes, instructions for banding birds, and lists of books and conservation organizations--and a thorough index are valuable resources in a book that will delight bird-lovers and general readers alike.


Author : Victoria de Rijke
ISBN : 1861893507
Genre : Art
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From the Eider duck to the Brazilian teal to the familiar mallard, duck species are richly diverse, and in Duck Victoria de Rijke offers a comprehensive overview of their evolutionary history, as well as exploring the numerous roles that the duck plays in literature, art, and religion.

Cheng Xiaoqing 1893 1976 And His Detective Stories In Modern Shanghai

Author : Annabella Weisl
ISBN : 9783640500284
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Cheng Xiaoqing, the author of the Huo Sang cases, was one of the most prolific and successful Chinese detective fiction authors of the so-called „Mandarin Duck and Butterfly School.” In China, Western detective fiction was introduced at the turn of the 19th century. Cheng Xiaoqing was among the first Chinese authors to not only translate, but also create original works in the genre. The author adopted the main framework of Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes case – the very standard of the classical Western detective story – and created the “Eastern Sherlock Holmes,” Huo Sang, and his secretary Bao Lang, the “Dr. Watson of the East.” The figure of Huo Sang shows several superficial similarities derivative of the classical Western detective à la Sherlock Holmes. In addition, the character also incorporates fundamental elements of Chinese literature draw from traditional figures such as the famous Judge Bao in classical court-case fiction and from the traditional chivalric heroes within the knight-errant tradition. Thus, Cheng did not merely create another British detective implanted into Shanghai. Instead, he fabricated a Chinese detective who is a synthesis of Western and Eastern influences and who reflects the contradictions and tensions of the environment he operates in. The story of China’s meeting with modern detective fiction can, thus, be seen as a microcosm of China’s encounter with the West. Cheng’s import of the detective novel into a different cultural and political context required the employment of figures, settings and situations that offered relevant and compelling meanings for the contemporary reader. By merging different genres and thereby creating detective stories that were not just imitating the Western model, but also interweaving it with traditional elements of Chinese literary tradition. Cheng’s innovations demonstrate important response to the colonial background and the contemporary political and literary movements.

Mandarin Ducks And Butterflies

Author : Rey Chow
ISBN : STANFORD:36105004963141
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Mandarin Duck

Author : Gaia Carlo
ISBN : 1981349960
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Mandarin Duck: Amazing Fun Facts and Pictures about Mandarin Duck for Kids

The Magazine Of Ducks And Geese

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ISBN : UCAL:B3224448
Genre : Duck industry
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A Natural History Of The Ducks Plectropterinae Dendrocygninae Anatinae In Part 1 V

Author : John Charles Phillips
ISBN : 0486251411
Genre : Nature
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Reproduced from rare original worth $5,000, great nature classic covers 200 species of ducks. Exhaustive, unsurpassed study. Includes illustrations by Fuertes, Brooks, others. 74 full-color plates, 102 black-and-white plates, 117 maps. Clothbound. 4 volumes bound as two.

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