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The Summer of the Robin’s Nest

By Mary L. Graper
  • ISBN Code: : 1984541390
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 26
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Pdf : the-summer-of-the-robin-s-nest.pdf

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This book is about one family’s summer experience with nature. In today’s world of many electronic entertainment options, it shares a very different fun experience that was very common in the past. It portrays how important real-world experiences can and should always be for children in the future. The book describes just how much fun old-fashioned experiences can be. The author and illustrator hope that the readers feel the same after reading this book.

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A View from the Buggy

By Jerry S. Eicher,Nathan Miller
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  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Book Code : 0736956875
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 485
  • Pdf File: a-view-from-the-buggy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Most of us want a simpler life, and there’s no better example of the simple life than found among the Amish. But what is it really like to be Amish? In this delightful compilation of stories by more than 30 Amish men and women, you’ll get the inside story on the daily life of Amish families. With humor, grace, and charm, these “plain” people tell their stories; bringing tears, laughter, and an occasional dose of Amish wisdom to your heart. You’ll learn... how the Amish love their animals the joys of a community-wide barn-raising the ways the Amish handle great tragedy how the Amish find happiness in giving more than receiving This unforgettable book is compiled by two men who know the Amish. Author Jerry S. Eicher was raised as an Amish boy and Nathan Miller is a member of the Old Order Amish.

Wildlife Rehabilitation

By Nancy A. Schwartz
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1453531920
  • Total of Pages : 212
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 760
  • Pdf File: wildlife-rehabilitation.pdf

Book Short Summary:

To take care of injured birds and mammals takes more than a good heart, it takes knowledge and skill. Here is where you can receive plenty of both, how to feed and care for their injuries. Over 15 years of experience in assisting injured and orphaned wildlife has been written in a clearly organized, well-illustrated, easy-to-understand book that is invaluable and indispensable for anyone who may want to help an injured or orphaned bird or mammal. This book discusses: * Species information * First-aid * Physical exams * Treatment of oiled birds * Handling species * Conversion factors * Basic housing * Permit information * Feeding guide * Over 50 photos

Delphi Collected Works of Ouida (Illustrated)

By Ouida
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1786560968
  • Total of Pages : 6253
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 246
  • Pdf File: delphi-collected-works-of-ouida.pdf

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The Southern Wildlife Watcher

By Rob Simbeck
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Book Code : 1643360930
  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 212
  • Pdf File: the-southern-wildlife-watcher.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Southern Wildlife Watcher is a colorful look at thirty-six common and not-so-common animals found in the southeastern United States—from the hummingbird to the bald eagle and from the bullfrog to the bobcat. Rob Simbeck, one of the Southeast's most widely read naturalists, combines a poet's voice with a journalist's rigor in offering readers an intimate introduction to the creatures around us. Through delightful storytelling each vignette offers accessible information supported by quotes from noted naturalists and biologists. Simbeck covers habitat, diet, mating and reproduction, environmental challenges, and even folklore in outlining the lives of insects and other invertebrates, birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, crustaceans, and fish. The Southern Wildlife Watcher is a refresher course and handbook for veteran nature lovers, an introduction for young readers, and fireplace or bedtime reading for those wanting to reflect on nature's bounty. A foreword is provided by Jim Casada, the author or editor of more than forty books and some five thousand magazine articles. He serves as editor at large for Sporting Classics magazine.

Wild Life in a Southern County

By Richard Jefferies
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 245
  • Category : History
  • Members : 189
  • Pdf File: wild-life-in-a-southern-county.pdf

Book Short Summary:

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Wild Life in a Southern County" by Richard Jefferies. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Audubon Birdhouse Book, Revised and Updated

By Margaret Barker,Elissa Ruth Wolfson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cool Springs Press
  • Book Code : 0760368635
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Crafts & Hobbies
  • Members : 330
  • Pdf File: audubon-birdhouse-book-revised-and-updated.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Audubon Birdhouse Book is the most authoritative book available for creating safe, sturdy, and easy-to-build homes for many of North America’s favorite birds. This updated second edition includes important new and timely topics including impacts of climate change on birds, nestbox monitoring for citizen science, native plants for native birds, and how birders can help birds. A visit to almost any home or garden center presents birders with numerous cute and colorful contraptions that are sold as bird homes. But the fact is, many of these products provide anything but a safe refuge for your feathered friends. Produced in association with the National Audubon Society, Audubon Birdhouse Book explains how to build and place functional DIY bird homes that are safe and appropriate for more than 20 classic North American species, from wrens to raptors. Each of the easy-to-build boxes and shelves within is accompanied by cut lists, specially created line diagrams, and step-by-step photography, making the projects accessible to those with even the most rudimentary woodworking skills. In addition, this practical and beautifully presented guide is packed with color photography and information about the bird species covered: Wrens, Warblers, Bluebirds, Flycatchers, Swallows, Titmice, Owls, Flickers, Kestrels, Chickadees, Ducks, Mergansers, Swallows, Doves, Swallows, Robins, Finches, Phoebes, Loons, Swifts, Herons, and Ospreys. Detailed information will help you properly place and maintain the homes to attract birds. And because these projects are the product of years of experience and field-testing, you can be sure you’re getting the best advice regarding proper design, safe construction materials, and correct home placement to mitigate exposure to elements, pests, and predators. Finally, beyond the birdhouses, you’ll find out how you can contribute to the larger birding community and even enhance your birding experience.

What the Robin Knows

By Jon Young
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  • Publisher : HMH
  • Book Code : 0547727410
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 445
  • Pdf File: what-the-robin-knows.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A guide to listening to songbirds—the key to observing nature in a whole new way. Includes audio of bird vocalizations! A lifelong birder, tracker, and naturalist, Jon Young is guided in his work and teaching by three basic premises: the robin, junco, and other songbirds know everything important about their environment, be it backyard or forest; by tuning in to their vocalizations and behavior, we can acquire much of this wisdom for our own pleasure and benefit; and the birds’ companion calls and warning alarms are just as important as their songs. Birds are the sentries of—and our key to understanding the world beyond our front door. By learning to remain quiet and avoid disturbing the environment, we can heed the birds and acquire an amazing new level of awareness. We are welcome in their habitat. The birds don’t fly away. The larger animals don’t race off. No longer hapless intruders, we now find, see, and engage the deer, the fox, the red-shouldered hawk—even the elusive, whispering wren. Deep bird language is an ancient discipline, perfected by Native peoples the world over. Finally, science is catching up. This groundbreaking book unites the indigenous knowledge, the latest research, and the author’s own experience of four decades in the field to lead us toward a deeper connection to the animals and, in the end, ourselves. “He can sit still in his yard, watching and listening for the moment when robins and other birds no longer perceive him as a threat. Then he can begin to hear what the birds say to each other, warning about nearby hawks, cats, or competitors. Young’s book will teach you how you, too, can understand birds and their fascinating behaviors.” —BirdWatching “Here is the ancestral wisdom passed down from Apache elder Stalking Wolf to renowned tracker Tom Brown to Jon Young himself, who in turn passes on to the reader the art of truly listening to the avian soundscape. With all senses more finely tuned, you’ll find yourself more aware of your surroundings, slowing down, and reconnecting with a native intelligence and love of the natural world that lies deep within each of us.” —Donald Kroodsma, author ofThe Singing Life of Birds and Birdsong by the Seasons

Essential Novelists - Ouida

By Ouida,August Nemo
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tacet Books
  • Book Code : 3968587871
  • Total of Pages : 819
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 759
  • Pdf File: essential-novelists-ouida.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Welcome to the Essential Novelists book series, were we present to you the best works of remarkable authors. For this book, the literary critic August Nemo has chosen the two most important and meaningful novels of Ouida wich are Signa and Under Two Flags. Ouida is best known for her extravagant melodramatic romances of fashionable life. Novels selected for this book: - Signa. - Under Two Flags.This is one of many books in the series Essential Novelists. If you liked this book, look for the other titles in the series, we are sure you will like some of the authors.