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A Red Bird in a Brown Bag

By Geoffrey E. Hill
  • ISBN Code: : 0195348915
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Science
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This is an account of studies of the function and evolution of colorful plumage in the House Finch. It is also an engaging study on the evolution of sexual selection in birds and a lively portrait of the challenges and constraints of experimental design facing any field investigator working with animal behavior. Part I sets the stage for modern studies of the function of plumage coloration with a review of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. Part II focuses on the proximate control and present function of plumage coloration. Part III takes a more explicitly evolutionary approach to the study of plumage coloration using biogeography and phylogeny to test hypotheses for why specific forms of plumage color display have evolved. It concludes with an account of comparative studies that have been conducted in the House Finch and other cardueline finches and the insight these studies have provided on the evolution of carotenoid-based ornamental coloration.

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With the same incomparable style and warm, inviting voice that have made her beloved by millions of readers far and wide, New York Times bestselling author Fannie Flagg has written an enchanting Christmas story of faith and hope for all ages that is sure to become a classic. Deep in the southernmost part of Alabama, along the banks of a lazy winding river, lies the sleepy little community known as Lost River, a place that time itself seems to have forgotten. After a startling diagnosis from his doctor, Oswald T. Campbell leaves behind the cold and damp of the oncoming Chicago winter to spend what he believes will be his last Christmas in the warm and welcoming town of Lost River. There he meets the postman who delivers mail by boat, the store owner who nurses a broken heart, the ladies of the Mystic Order of the Royal Polka Dots Secret Society, who do clandestine good works. And he meets a little redbird named Jack, who is at the center of this tale of a magical Christmas when something so amazing happened that those who witnessed it have never forgotten it. Once you experience the wonder, you too will never forget A Redbird Christmas.

The Stolen Bicycle

By Wu Ming-Yi
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  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Book Code : 192541079X
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 682
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Longlisted, Man Booker International Prize, 2018 Six-time Winner of the China Times Open Book Award and ‘Author of the Year’, Eslite Bookstore A writer embarks on an epic quest in search of his missing father’s stolen bicycle and soon finds himself caught up in the strangely intertwined stories of Lin Wang, the oldest elephant who ever lived, the soldiers who fought in the jungles of South-East Asia during the Second World War and the secret worlds of the butterfly handicraft makers and antique bicycle fanatics of Taiwan. The Stolen Bicycle is both a majestic historical novel and a profound, startlingly intimate meditation on memory, family and home. Award-winning novelist Wu Ming-Yi is also an artist, designer, photographer, literary professor, butterfly scholar, environmental activist, traveller and blogger, and is widely considered the leading writer of his generation in his native Taiwan. A long-time resident of Taipei, Darryl Sterk has interests in Taiwan’s local literature and indigenous cultures. He translated the first of Wu Ming-Yi’s novels to be published in English, The Man with the Compound Eyes. Taiwan Literary Award, 2015 (Taiwan) China Times Open Book Award (Six-time winner, including 2015) (Taiwan) Eslite Bookseller Award for Author of the Year, 2015 (Taiwan) Dream of the Red Chamber Award, Judge Recommendation 2016 (Hong Kong) UDN Grand Literary Award, 2016 (Taiwan) Publishers Weekly International Hot Book Properties, 2015 Turnaround Favourite Fiction of 2017 ‘A work of astonishing energy, in which Wu beautifully touches on loss, life and death, fate and destiny, establishing emotional connections between memory and objects, and between the natural world and war... a novel that provides comfort and reconciliation from a wounded past.’ Thinking Taiwan ‘The novel, inspired by his love for bicycles and Taiwanese history, brings readers back to a simpler time when life moved more slowly and people spent more time face-to-face with friends and neighbors. Riding a bike allowed people to appreciate and digest the details of the world around them.’ Taipei Times ‘A profoundly moving novel, such is the power of words and depth of feeling by Taiwanese author Wu Ming-Yi...He turns events into linguistic gold with his poetic, dreamlike language.’ Good Reading ‘A visionary ride through flame-scorched lands and machine-clutching trees and metamorphoses into metal and earth..."World is crazier and more of it than we think,/Incorrigibly plural", Louis MacNeice wrote...Multiply that by 10 or so and you get some sense of Wu’s astonishing, often-affecting kaleidoscope.’ NZ Listener ‘Unusual insights and vividly observed detail abound in this witty and sensitive story.’ Toowoomba Chronicle ‘Beautifully written and beautifully translated. . . . [Ming-Yi] guides us to see the entirety of experience as bumping flotsam in an unending ocean of life colliding and making a mess of things or making something new. . . . Lyric, simple, soft, the story crests and recedes and comes back again.’ The Bloomington Sun-Current ‘Offering a heady dose of realism, surrealism, and magic realism, with several shots of allegory, award-winning Chinese author Wu [Ming-Yi] offers a work for ‘literary fiction’ readers, but not in the snobbish sense. It’s really for any curious, intelligent reader.’ STARRED review, Library Journal ‘The authors uses conversation, flashbacks of memory, war diaries, memoir and voice recordings to create a network of literary tributaries in bringing together this ambitious, far-reaching narrative that touches so many unique aspects of Taiwan’s history, culture, development and influences.’ Word by Word

Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills, Grade 2

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  • Publisher : Carson-Dellosa Publishing
  • Book Code : 148383316X
  • Total of Pages : 544
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 353
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SECOND GRADE: Covers basic concepts such as spelling, fractions, money, and more and develops the skills your child needs for grade-level success. INCLUDES: Fun, educational activities in phonics, reading, language arts, writing, and math, plus review lessons, teaching suggestions to extend learning, and answer keys. ALL-INCLUSIVE: This all-in-one comprehensive resource provides an entire curriculum of instruction that improves academic performance – updated with relevant, high-interest reading passages and artwork. HOMESCHOOL FRIENDLY: This elementary workbook for kids is a great learning resource for at home or in the classroom and allows parents to supplement their children's learning in the areas they need it most. WHY CARSON DELLOSA: Founded by two teachers more than 40 years ago, Carson Dellosa believes that education is everywhere and is passionate about making products that inspire life's learning moments.

A Line Made by Walking

By Sara Baume
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  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Book Code : 0544716973
  • Total of Pages : 322
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 914
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Shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize “Baume is a writer of outstanding grace and style. She writes beyond the time we live in.”—Colum McCann “Baume leaves nothing unturned in this dark and sometimes funny excavation of the human heart.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune “Fascinating, because of the cumulative power of the precise, pleasingly rhythmic sentences, and the unpredictable intelligence of the narrator’s mind.” —Guardian Struggling to cope with urban life—and life in general—Frankie, a twenty-something artist, retreats to her family’s rural house on “turbine hill,” vacant since her grandmother’s death three years earlier. It is in this space, surrounded by countryside and wild creatures, that she can finally grapple with the chain of events that led her here—her shaky mental health, her difficult time in art school—and maybe, just maybe, regain her footing in art and life. As Frankie picks up photography once more, closely examining the natural world around her, she reconsiders seminal works of art and their relevance. With “prose that makes sure we look and listen,”* Sara Baume has written an elegant novel that is as much an exploration of wildness, the art world, mental illness, and community as it is a profoundly beautiful and powerful meditation on life. *Atlantic “Baume’s writing is near-faultless.” —Financial Times “A novel of uniqueness, wonder, recognition, poignancy, truth-speaking, quiet power, strange beauty, and luminous bedazzlement.” — Joseph O’Connor

Louisiana Cookery

By Mary Land
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  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Book Code : 9781617034220
  • Total of Pages : 376
  • Category : Cooking, American
  • Members : 117
  • Pdf File: louisiana-cookery.pdf

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Read and download full book Louisiana Cookery

Social and Emotional Skills Training for Children

By Karen L. Bierman,Mark T. Greenberg,John D. Coie,Kenneth A. Dodge,John E. Lochman,Robert J. McMahon
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  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Book Code : 1462531733
  • Total of Pages : 444
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 676
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From leading authorities, this volume presents a unique evidence-based group intervention for the 10–15% of children who are challenged by peer difficulties in elementary school. The book features 145 engaging full-color reproducible handouts, posters, and other tools. In addition to teaching core social skills (participation, communication, cooperation, good sportsmanship, conflict resolution), Friendship Group promotes emotional understanding and empathy, self-control, and effective coping with social stressors. Two complete sets of sessions are provided (grades K–2 and 3–5), including step-by-step implementation guidelines. The large-size format facilitates photocopying; purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

Instant Pot Asian Pressure Cooker Meals

By Patricia Tanumihardja
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  • Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
  • Book Code : 1462921396
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 676
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Instant Pot Asian Pressure Cooker Meals shows you how to cook more than 60 Asian dishes at home using healthy, inexpensive ingredients and your Instant Pot! In this cookbook, Asian-American food expert Patricia Tanumihardja shows you how to buy fresh ingredients, condiments and spices from your local supermarket, farmers market or health food store on a budget, then how to use them to prepare delicious and flavorful Asian dishes using an Instant Pot. The author takes you through all the basics—including making rice and soup stocks—then shows you how to prepare all the popular dishes you love, including: Sweet and Sour Pork (Chinese) Lemon Teriyaki Chicken (Japanese) Kalbijjim Braised Beef Short Ribs (Korean) Chicken Adobo (Filipino) Pho Chicken Noodle Soup (Vietnamese) Pad Thai Rice Noodles (Thai) Red Lentil Dal with Dates and Caramelized Onions (Indian) To round off the menu, Tanumihardja even presents a handful of popular Asian desserts and snacks. Sticky rice with mango or Filipino caramel flan? As the author reveals, everything is possible in your Instant Pot, and this cookbook shows you how to do it!

I Can Taste the Blood

By Josh Malerman,John FD Taff,J. Daniel Stone,Erik T. Johnson,Joe Schwartz
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  • Publisher : Grey Matter Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 862
  • Pdf File: i-can-taste-the-blood.pdf

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From Bram Stoker Award-nominated authors Josh Malerman, the newly minted master of modern horror, and John F.D. Taff, the "King of Pain;" to the mind-bending surrealism of Erik T. Johnson; the darkly poetic prose of J. Daniel Stone and the transgressive mania of Joe Schwartz, I Can Taste the Blood offers up five horror novellas from five unique authors whose work consistently expands the boundaries of conventional fiction. I Can Taste the Blood opens the doors to a movie theater of the damned; travels the dusty, sin-drenched desert with an almost Biblical mysterious stranger; recounts the phantasmagoric story of birth, death and rebirth; contracts a hit that’s not at all what it seems; and exposes the disturbing possibilities of what might be killing Smalltown, U.S.A. As diverse as they are, in voice and vision, the work of the five celebrated authors assembled in this stunning volume of terror share one common theme, one hideous and terrifying nightmare that can only be contained within the pages of I Can Taste the Blood. Five Unique Voices. Five Disturbing Visions. One Nightmare. If it's groundbreaking horror stories you want. It's I Can Taste the Blood you need.