Our Garden Birds

Author: Matt Sewell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446489086

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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In this beautiful, collectible new volume, street artist Matt Sewell offers his own unique take on 52 of our favourite British garden birds. Since its first appearance in July 2009, Matt's 'Bird of the Week' feature for the Caught by the River website has quickly become a cult hit. His pop-art watercolours are distinctive and enchanting, as are his innovative descriptions, which see great tits 'bossing the other birds around', the 'playful yet shy buoyancy' of bullfinches and the 'improbable' nature of the waxwing ('like a computer-generated samurai finch'). With 52 birds, one for each week of the year, this delightful gift book will appeal to bird watching enthusiasts, children and adults, and art and illustration fans alike.

Garden Birds of Southern Africa

Author: Duncan Butchart

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 1775844757

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

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This guide profiles 101 garden birds likely to be found in gardens across southern Africa, informing readers about what to look and listen for, and where and when. It is also an inspirational guide to creating a bird-friendly garden that is also a reservoir of biodiversity, wherever you are in the region. With an attractive layout and multiple colour images, it offers the following: Descriptions and photos of 101 garden birds. How to get to know your local species, their feeding, breeding, calls and general behavior. How to design your garden to attract the widest range of birds and other wildlife. The best plants and structures to provide food and shelter for birds. Detailed lists of recommended trees, shrubs, climbers, aloes and grasses.

Ireland's Garden Birds

A Guide to Attracting and Identifying Garden Birds

Author: Oran O'Sullivan,Jim Wilson

Publisher: The Collins Press

ISBN: 1848896239

Category: Nature

Page: 199

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An essential companion for bird lovers and gardeners alike since it was first published, this highly successful guide to identifying garden birds has now been fully updated with the latest information and statistics. Highlighting a range of plants and planting schemes that support wildlife, it provides expert advice on making your garden a haven for birds. Learn everything you need to know about all the birds you’re most likely to see from your window, how to attract them into your garden and how to care for them. Each species is accessibly described, with details of identification, status and abundance, feeding habits, songs and call, and breeding season. The species guide has been updated to include the Great Spotted Woodpecker, which is now breeding regularly on the east coast and turning up in gardens. The species descriptions are enhanced by new photographs of the highest quality. Whether you are an avid gardener or just love feeding birds in your garden, this practical and easy-to-use guide is invaluable. Also available: 'Birds of Ireland – A Field Guide'

Intercultural Alternatives

Critical Perspectives on Intercultural Encounters in Theory and Practice

Author: Maribel Blasco,Jan Gustafsson

Publisher: Copenhagen Business School Press DK

ISBN: 9788763001243

Category: Social Science

Page: 215

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"This book offers a selection of alternative approaches to the question of interculturality written from a range of theoretical perspectives including hermeneutics, phenomenology, semiotics, dialogic philosophy and social constructivism. It is intended as a source of critical ways of thinking and theorising about interculturality rather than as a 'quick fix' guide to getting around problems that can arise in intercultural encounters. "

Our Songbirds

A songbird for every week of the year

Author: Matt Sewell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448175496

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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In this beautiful follow-up to 2012's hit, Our Garden Birds, street artist Matt Sewell offers more watercolours and quirky descriptions of British songbirds. In Matt's world, the peewit sings the blues, and the bittern fills his neck 'like a tweed pair of bellows'. Distinctive and enchanting, with a songbird for each week of the year, this delightful gift book will appeal to birders, children and adults, and art and design fans alike.

Our Woodland Birds

Author: Matt Sewell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473501776

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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Britain has some of the most beautiful woodland in the world, with some of the most beautiful inhabitants. All year round, the trees in forests, copses and wastelands offer our feathered friends food, shelter and a place to congregate and show-off. Now, in this beautiful follow-up to Our Garden Birds and Our Songbirds, street artist Matt Sewell captures Britain’s unique woodland life with his charming and distinctive illustrations. Featuring an array of enchanting scenes, from bramble-picking Blue Tits and a flight of Finches to a parliament of young Tawny Owls, Matt’s quirky, pop-art watercolours and whimsical descriptions express the individual characters of our woodland birds as never before. A delightful gift, this book will appeal to bird-watching enthusiasts, children, adults and art and design fans alike.

Spotting and Jotting Guide

Our British Birds

Author: Matt Sewell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473503256

Category: Nature

Page: 96

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There is nothing better than spotting a bird you have never seen before, so here is a handy way of keeping all your jottings in check. In Matt Sewell's much-loved pop art style, and small enough to pop in your pocket, Our Garden Birds: Spotting and Jotting is the perfect accessory for bird-seekers and nature-lovers alike. Replicated in stunning watercolours and true-to-life, discover wild and wonderful birds from Greenfinches to Goldcrests, Blackcaps and Collared doves. So, grab your binoculars and start spotting and jotting your favourite feathered friends.

Owls

Our Most Enchanting Bird

Author: Matt Sewell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473503248

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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In this beautiful follow-up to Our Garden Birds, Our Songbirds and Our Woodland Birds, street artist Matt Sewell captures the world’s most evocative bird: the owl. In his much-loved pop-art watercolours and accompanied with his whimsical descriptions, Matt Sewell expresses the individual characters of owls as never before. From tiny Elf Owls to huge Eagle Owls, from the mysterious creatures of the night to an impossibly fluffy baby owl, they are undoubtedly one of the world’s most intriguing feathered friends. These wise, magical birds are otherworldly in their striking colours and stature, and it's not just birdwatchers who are obsessed. With 50 hand-selected, hand-painted owls, this is a delightful gift which appeals to owl lovers, bird-watching enthusiasts, children, adults and art and design fans alike.

My Garden and Other Animals

Author: Mike Dilger,Christina Holvey

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007457715

Category: Gardening

Page: 320

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After the best part of forty years spent either living under his parents’ roof, in the tropical rainforests of three continents, a vast array of student digs or most recently a one-bedroom flat, The One Show’s Mike Dilger has at last bought a house – and with it, a (potentially) glorious garden...

A Cornish Year

Author: David Chapman

Publisher: Alison Hodge Publishers

ISBN: 9780906720677

Category: Natural history

Page: 192

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'A Cornish Year' charts a year in the life of David Chapman, focusing on natural activities and seasonal events.

Birds in Our Back Garden

Author: Annette Meredith

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781508797319

Category:

Page: 40

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Written for children in Great Britain (with British spelling and terminology), or those in the US who would like to learn more about birds in the UK, "Birds in Our Back Garden" is a great introduction to the fascinating world of common British birds. Too many bird books overwhelm the reader with the sheer number of birds, most of which are never seen; this book focuses on the birds that children are most likely to see when they step out their back door. Packed with information and stunning, original photographs, the book first talks about birds in general, looks at lessons from history and explains why many species are threatened. The book then focuses on the most widely distributed garden birds in the UK, concentrating on common visitors to feeders, as well as looking at ways we can help many different birds to flourish. The last part of the book explains how the seasons affect the birds and ends with tips on things children can do to attract more birds to their gardens. Word definitions and fun facts are scattered throughout in separate text boxes to provide additional, interesting information. Children will love the checklist challenge at the end of the book that allows them to tick a box when they spot a bird. Each of the birds is illustrated with photos, so the book can also be used as a guide and resource for identifying common birds. The emphasis on the environment and conservation is intended to engage children and encourage them to think about topics such as the food chain, the ecosystem and protection of wildlife habitat. This book is the British version of "Birds in our Back Yard" and is part of the "Nature On Our Doorstep" series, designed to inspire children to learn more about the world around us.

Chris Packham's Back Garden Nature Reserve

Author: Chris Packham

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472916042

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

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Many of Britain's plants and animals have come to rely upon gardens as an essential lifeline as their natural habitats come under increasing pressure from human activity and global warming. This comprehensive book explains the best ways to attract wildlife to gardens and encourage it to stay there. Written in a light-hearted yet passionate and authoritative style, the guide challenges popular notions of 'weeds' and 'pests' and invites gardeners to think again about the choices they make. Chris Packham's informative and lively text is complemented by attractive photographs and illustrations that will encourage an interest in the natural world on your doorstep, whether your 'garden' is a rural idyll or an urban window box. Chris argues that we have become so spellbound by 'nature's celebrities' – tigers, pandas and their ilk – that we are in danger of overlooking the most exciting species of all: those that we can touch, smell and observe in our own backyard.



Birds and Nature Vol. 9 No. 3 [March 1901]

Author: Various

Publisher: CHICAGO A. W. MUMFORD, Publisher

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 42

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Example in this ebook ABOUT PARROTS. Naturalists place the parrot group at the head of bird creation. This is done, not, of course, because parrots can talk, but because they display, on the whole, a greater amount of intelligence, of cleverness and adaptability to circumstances than other birds, including even their cunning rivals, the ravens and the jackdaws. It may well be asked what are the causes of the exceptionally high intelligence in parrots. The answer which I suggest is that an intimate connection exists throughout the animal world between mental development and the power of grasping an object all round, so as to know exactly its shape and its tactile properties. The possession of an effective prehensile organ—a hand or its equivalent—seems to be the first great requisite for the evolution of a high order of intellect. Man and the monkeys, for example, have a pair of hands; and in their case one can see at a glance how dependent is their intelligence upon these grasping organs. All human arts base themselves ultimately upon the human hand; and our nearest relatives, the anthropoid apes, approach humanity to some extent by reason of their ever-active and busy little fingers. The elephant, again, has his flexible trunk, which, as we have all heard over and over again, is equally well adapted to pick up a pin or to break the great boughs of tropical forest trees. The squirrel, also, remarkable for his unusual intelligence when judged by a rodent standard, uses his little paws as hands by which he can grasp a nut or fruit all round, and so gain in his small mind a clear conception of its true shape and properties. Throughout the animal kingdom generally, indeed, this chain of causation makes itself everywhere felt; no high intelligence without a highly-developed prehensile and grasping organ. Perhaps the opossum is the best and most crucial instance that can be found of the intimate connection which exists between touch and intellect. The opossum is a marsupial; it belongs to the same group of lowly-organized, antiquated and pouch-bearing animals as the kangaroo, the wombat, and other Australian mammals. Everybody knows that the marsupials, as a class, are preternaturally dull—are perhaps the least intelligent of all existing quadrupeds. And this is reasonable when one considers the subject, for they represent a very early type, the first “rough sketch” of the mammalian idea, with brains unsharpened as yet by contact with the world in the fierce competition of the struggle for life as it displays itself on the crowded stage of the great continents. They stand, in fact, to the lions and tigers, the elephants and horses, the monkeys and squirrels of America and Europe, as the native Australian stands to the American or the Englishman. They are the last relic of the original secondary quadrupeds, stranded for centuries on a Southern island, and still keeping up among Australian forests the antique type of life that went out of fashion elsewhere a vast number of years ago. Hence they have brains of poor quality, a fact amply demonstrated by the kangaroo when one watches his behavior in the zoological gardens. To be continue in this ebook

How to Achieve Self-Realization Through Properly Integrating Thematerial Face of God

A Compilation

Author: Joshua David Stone

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475915632

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 480

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This book is a compilation from my 40 volume Ascension Book Series of my best chapters focusing on how to realize God in the Material Face of reality! This is one of the most revolutionary and cutting-edge books you will ever read! Everyone seeks God in a Spiritual sense, Mental sense and Emotional sense. Very few people realize, however, that to fully realize God in the highest and most full sense of the term, this must be realized on all Four Faces of God. This includes the honoring and sanctification of the Material Face of God. This is one of the few books ever written on this planet which explores this cutting-edge subject. This book is guaranteed to enhance your experience of God enormously and is guaranteed to accelerate your path of initiation and Ascension. To fully realize God everyone must fully physically embody God on Earth, and must demonstrate and be God on Earth. This book will totally open your consciousness and eyes to how to appreciate and sanctify this most blessed aspect of God!

TRAVANCORE STATE MANUAL

with foreword by VED from VICTORIA INSTITUTIONS

Author: V. NAGAM AIYA

Publisher: VICTORIA INSTITUTIONS, Aaradhana, DEVERKOVIL 673508 India www.victoriainstitutions.com

ISBN: N.A

Category: Chennai (India)

Page: 1150

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TRAVANCORE STATE MANUAL was written in the closing years of the 1800s. It is a fascinating book in that the perspective of historical events that took place in the region known as the Indian Peninsula is markedly different from what is being taught in current day schools and colleges. There is need to bring this book out in a very readable form. That is what has been attempted here. VED from VICTORIA INSTITUTIONS has written a foreword, which aims to elucidate the various differences in perspective, and also tries to focus on varying issues which are nowadays, hidden away from public knowledge. What ultimately comes out as background of unvarying strength is the fact that the English rule, especially that by the British EAST INDIA COMPANY was really of benign qualities, towards the common man of this area. This book contains the story of an independent kingdom at the southern most end of the Indian Peninsula, which lost its independence in 1947, in the wake of a fool coming to power in England.



Penguins and Other Sea Birds

Author: Matt Sewell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473528801

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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Did you know... The Galápagos Penguin's speckled markings make each of them as unique as a snowflake? The Emperor Penguin weighs the same as a Labrador retriever? The Adélie Penguin takes its name from the sweetheart of a Napoleonic naval captain turned explorer? From tiny fairy penguins to the regal emperor penguin, street artist and ornithologist, Matt Sewell, illustrates one of the world’s favourite birds in this charming follow-up to Owls, Our Garden Birds, Our Songbirds and Our Woodland Birds. Matt captures the famously quirky characters of penguins through his unique and much-loved watercolours accompanied by whimsical descriptions. You'll discover everything you've ever wondered about this enigmatic bird and his feathered friends from across the globe.