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The Falconer

By Elizabeth May
  • ISBN Code: : 1452130078
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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  • Pdf : the-falconer.pdf

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Edinburgh, 1844. Beautiful Aileana Kameron only looks the part of an aristocratic young lady. In fact, she's spent the year since her mother died developing her ability to sense the presence of Sithichean, a faery race bent on slaughtering humans. She has a secret mission: to destroy the faery who murdered her mother. But when she learns she's a Falconer, the last in a line of female warriors and the sole hope of preventing a powerful faery population from massacring all of humanity, her quest for revenge gets a whole lot more complicated. The first volume of a trilogy from an exciting new voice in young adult fantasy, this electrifying thriller blends romance and action with steampunk technology and Scottish lore in a deliciously addictive read.

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By the early 16th century the loosely knit kingdom of Georgia had disintegrated from the strong monarchy of the middle ages to a number of small states and principalities. This internal disunity made the Georgians easy victims of the power politics of the neighbouring Ottoman and Safavid empires and by the end of the century the southward drive of the Russians intensified the struggle for military and diplomatic control over the whole of the Caucasian isthmus. As a result of this struggle 17 embassies were exchanged between the Russian tsars and the Georgian kings ruling in Kakheti during the years 1564-1605. Mr Allen and Mr Mango (who undertook the translation) have selected the documents relating to the embassies of 1589-90 and 1604-05. Although the writers seem to be frequently preoccupied with questions of protocol, their observations give a clear picture of both current Russian administrative and diplomatic practice and of the life and customs of the peoples of the Caucasus and Georgia. The texts are further enlivened by dramas such as the murder of the Kakhian king Alexander II and the secret negotiations for the marriages of the son and daughter of the Tsar Boris Godunov. The documents are of considerable geographical interest as they provide the earliest extant accounts of the crossing of the main chain of the Caucasus from north to south. Mr Allen provides both a detailed background introduction and full commentary and notes on the texts. Volume II also contains some valuable genealogical tables which clarify the complicated relationships between the Caucasian royal and princely families and their connection with the Russian, Ottoman and Persian ruling families. The main pagination is continuous with the previous volume (Second series 138). This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1970.

Passions for Birds

By Sean Nixon
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  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Book Code : 0228010470
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  • Category : Social Science
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Whether as sources of joy and pleasure to be fed, counted, and watched, as objects of sport to be hunted and killed, or as food to be harvested, wild birds evoke strong feelings. Sean Nixon traces the transformation of these human passions for wild birds from the early twentieth century through the 1970s, detailing humans’ close encounters with wild birds in Britain and the wider North Atlantic world. Drawing on a rich range of written sources, Passions for Birds reveals how emotional, subjective, and material attachments to wild birds were forged through a period of pronounced social and cultural change. Nixon demonstrates how, for all their differences, new traditions in birdwatching and conservation, field sports, and bird harvesting mobilized remarkably similar feelings towards birds. Striking similarities also emerged in the material forms that each of these practices used to bring birds closer to people – hides and traps, nets and ropes, and binoculars. Wide ranging in scope, Passions for Birds sheds new light on the ways in which wild birds helped shape humans throughout the twentieth century, as well as how birds themselves became burdened with multiple cultural meanings and social anxieties over time.

The Waif

By Julius Falconer
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  • Publisher : Pneuma Springs Publishing
  • Book Code : 1907728341
  • Total of Pages : 147
  • Category : Fiction
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The discovery of the body of a petty criminal one winter's night in a quiet Yorkshire hamlet, sets in motion a series of events which stretches Inspector Walter Moat's capabilities to the utmost.

Visual Engagements

By Yannis Hadjinicolaou
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Book Code : 3110618583
  • Total of Pages : 309
  • Category : Art
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What is the relation between image practices and the iconic power of flying and more specifically falconry? The book investigates for the first time this interaction by focussing on common intersections between culture and nature, vision and gaze, tactility and perception, perspective and surveillance, material and symbol. Also questions concerning political iconology, the migration of objects and images of human-animal interactions are addressed. With contributions by Baudouin van den Abeele, Horst Bredekamp, Robert Felfe, Peter Geimer, Yannis Hadjinicolaou, Christine Kleiter, Klaus Krüger, Tanja Michalsky, Andrea Pinotti, Herman Roodenburg, Monika Wagner, Gerhard Wolf and Frank Zöllner.

The Man in the Iron Mask

By Alexandre Dumas
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504033825
  • Total of Pages : 656
  • Category : Fiction
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A revolutionary plot hinges on the identity of a masked prisoner in the iconic final chapter in the adventures of d’Artagnan and the Three Musketeers. In the darkest depths of the Bastille, a man has been robbed of his freedom and identity, denied any knowledge of the nature of his crimes. Only a handful of people, including the corrupt King Louis XIV and his mother, Queen Anne, know who the prisoner is and why he has been locked away. But the secret of the man in the iron mask is about to be revealed. Long after d’Artagnan first journeyed to Paris to join the elite guardsmen known as the Musketeers, he remains in the service of the crown. His fellow swordsmen Athos, Aramis, and Porthos have long since moved on, but their paths will cross once again when the king is kidnapped and the mysterious prisoner disappears. To save France, d’Artagnan must uncover the connection between the two events and decide where his true loyalties lie—with the monarchy, or his old friends? This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

The Abbot

By Sir Walter Scott
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  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Book Code : 1513285467
  • Total of Pages : 436
  • Category : Fiction
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After ascending to the throne at a young age, and ruling Protestant subjects while personally practicing Catholicism, Mary, Queen of the Scots was hardly given a chance to be an influential leader. Other rulers, and sometimes her own subjects, looked down on her for her religious differences. Which is why, Queen Mary’s relatives, her Protestant subjects, and Lady Lochlevan locked her in Lochlevan castle at their first chance. Having been raised in solitude, and often sent away for extended stays the castle, Mary had little patience for her imprisonment. Stuck there with her ladies-in-waiting, Mary bides her time, planning an escape. Meanwhile, Roland Graeme, a young man with mysterious origins visits the castle and immediately falls in love with Catherine, Mary’s lady-in-waiting. However, the love affair grows complicated when Roland gets into a feud with Catherine’s twin brother. While Roland struggles with his feelings, Catherine and Mary plan a daring escape, recruiting the help of a surprising ally. Sequel to The Monastery, Sir Walter Scott’s The Abbot is a historical adventure novel. First published two-hundred years ago in 1820, The Abbot earned commercial success and the approval of critics, evening ranking as high as one of Scott’s most popular novels, Waverley. Praised for its outstanding character portrayals, critics were enamored by Catherine’s striking depiction and Queen Mary’s humorous sarcasm. With the portrayal of an iconic and popular royal, along with the impressive description of the setting, this work of historical fiction is perfect for the modern reader. Featuring plot twists, betrayals, battles, romance, and drama, Sir Walter Scott’s The Abbot is full of exciting action and rich prose that remains to entertain even modern audiences. This edition of The Abbot by Sir Walter Scott now features a new, eye-catching cover design and is printed in a font that is both modern and readable. With these accommodations, this edition of The Abbot crafts an accessible and pleasant reading experience for modern audiences while restoring the original mastery and drama of Sir Walter Scott’s literature.

A Dictionary of Birds

By Bruce Campbell,Elizabeth Lack
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1408138387
  • Total of Pages : 700
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 645
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A Dictionary of Birds enlists contributions from over 280 ornithologists and other specialists from around the world. Major, authoritative articles cover the field of modern ornithology and related subjects, many of them running to several thousand words. In addition there are articles on all the bird families, almost all of which are illustrated by a representative species. There are also numerous short entries defining special terms, application of names, etc. The total gives a text of over 800,000 words, supported by more than 500 photographs, drawings and diagrams. The photographs have been selected under the guidance of Eric Hosking to illustrate different activities of birds, and Robert Gillmor has assembled a collection of over 200 drawings of birds, almost all of which were specially drawn for the Dictionary. Compiled for the British Ornithologists' Union, this new work is in line of succession from Newton's A Dictionary of Birds of 1896 and Landsborough Thomson's A New Dictionary of Birds published in 1964 (2nd impression 1965) and now long out of print. This new dictionary, encyclopaedic in treatment, is destined to be a major reference in any ornithologist's library; and its editors and contributors, most of whom gave their time and knowledge freely, have earned the thanks and acclaim of users for many years to come. Frances James, President of the American Ornithologists' Union, writes in her preface of "the role the dictionary will play in fostering communications among nations. For students it will serve as an entrance to the present status of the field. For scientists it will serve as a research tool and a bridge between disciplines."