Of A Feather

Author: Scott Weidensaul
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 9780156035187
Size: 72.96 MB
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Beyond Audubon: A quirky, “lively and illuminating” account of bird-watching’s history, including “rivalries, controversies, [and] bad behavior” (The Washington Post Book World). From the moment Europeans arrived in North America, they were awestruck by a continent awash with birds—great flocks of wild pigeons, prairies teeming with grouse, woodlands alive with brilliantly colored songbirds. Of a Feather traces the colorful origins of American birding: the frontier ornithologists who collected eggs between border skirmishes; the society matrons who organized the first effective conservation movement; and the luminaries with checkered pasts, such as Alexander Wilson (a convicted blackmailer) and the endlessly self-mythologizing John James Audubon. Naturalist Scott Weidensaul also recounts the explosive growth of modern birding that began when an awkward schoolteacher named Roger Tory Peterson published A Field Guide to the Birds in 1934. Today, birding counts iPod-wearing teens and obsessive “listers” among its tens of millions of participants, making what was once an eccentric hobby into something so completely mainstream it’s now (almost) cool. This compulsively readable popular history will surely find a roost on every birder’s shelf. “Weidensaul is a charming guide. . . . You don’t have to be a birder to enjoy this look at one of today’s fastest-growing (and increasingly competitive) hobbies.” —The Arizona Republic

The Turkey Feather Cape

Author: Robert Perry
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440101205
Size: 73.33 MB
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Have you ever wanted something real bad but it seemed too complex to try? Did you give up because you had no experience or there wasnt enough time? Faced with a challenge to make a traditional turkey feather cape where this knowledge had been long forgotten, the author a Chickasaw elder undertakes an ardous project and succeeds. So that the cultural knowledge will be preserved, this how-to book is the result. The author encourages a time-out from a hurried lifestyle to undertake a lengthy project, one that encourages visualization and prizes inspiration. To overcome the lack of experience, the author introduces creative thinking concepts. The hidden prize may be to develop ways to work on other complex projects. To give substance to the long forgotten knowledge, the author explores past written history of Colonial Times, back to 1540 when the Chickasaw met De Soto. Going back to the roots of the Chickasaws steeped in the Mississippian Era of 1000 1550 AD, knowledge is added by what modern archeologists have dug up from the past. This is a story, rarely told from the Indian viewpoint, for those who undertake making a turkey feather cape and those who love history.

Geologic History Of The Feather River Country California

Author: Cordell Durrell
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520908024
Size: 43.86 MB
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How did the Sierra Nevada and adjacent lands come to be the size and shape they are today? This book covers 400 million years of physical evolution in a language understandable to nonscientists, tracing the volcanic activity, the folding and building of mountains, the breaking of blocks along fault lines, and the work of erosion and glaciers that have created today's dramatic landscape. Cordell Durrell spent a lifetime reading this complex story of movement and change in the rocks of the Feather River country. He shares with readers the excitement of discovering by remote but careful inference what must have happened millions upon millions of years ago. The basic methods of geologic analysis that Durrell describes can be applied anywhere on the earth's surface, lending new fascination to our travels throughout the frozen arctic, dry deserts, tropical rainforests, low swamps, and high mountains like California's magnificent Sierra.

Red Feather

Author: Leah Y. Stimpson
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1490817751
Size: 25.29 MB
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How will a young family in 1830s Alabama break free from their society’s prevailing beliefs? Do individuals really have the power to change the direction in which their society is moving? Can love transcend the boundaries we draw around our lives? Red Feather tackles these questions and more while illustrating powerful spiritual truths that are every bit as true today as they were over a hundred years ago. As Leah Stimpson’s story winds through backwoods swamps, elegant port towns, and stormy Gulf waters, she illuminates exactly how the people of our not-so-distant past were able to choose God’s light over man’s desire for darkness. By learning from them, we just might be able to do the same. Endorsement “Red Feather captured my imagination from the beginning. I felt like one of the children sitting on the couch absorbed in Red Feather and Samuel’s innocent, beautiful romance-a story that demonstrates a higher truth of a far deeper love. It is as if Leah jumped into that great river of inspiration and let the current take her.” -Stephanie B. Morris, portrait artist in Mobile, Alabama


Author: Jaye Green
Publisher: BookCountry
ISBN: 1463005431
Size: 53.83 MB
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Heather Feather

Author: Dianna Wilson
Publisher: Little Steps Publishing
ISBN: 1925545180
Size: 34.38 MB
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Heather Feather is a young Emperor penguin from Antarctica. She sets off in this environmentally-concerned information story, all the way around Australia. Join her on her journey and learn about what she sees on her travels, the beautiful, the fearsome including the environmental issues of habitat degradation, introduced species and pollution. These are things she wants to share with children everywhere. Her message is that we must “Be Aware and Take Care” of our environment.

Blue Feather

Author: Christopher A. Dennis
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 1456622773
Size: 21.73 MB
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Blue Feather is the true story of a combat veteran who graphically shares his life of sin and the harsh realities of war. Christopher A. Dennis looks back on his life through a Christian lens so that other people who may be facing similar challenges can see that with God, all things are possible. There is no doubt that the vision and calling Christopher's life is revealing itself as the promises written in this book begin to actually become a reality. The name Blue Feather is simply a promise that was spoken in a dream. The feather represents peace and blessings and reward after a life of what can only be described as war. Those blessings are replacing every destroyed area of Christopher's life to this very day! This testimony serves as proof that God loves each one of us, no matter how lost we seem to be.