The Aesop for children


Author: Aesop
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 112
View: 7529
DOWNLOAD NOW »


PUNCH: VOL XX, 1851


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 6224
DOWNLOAD NOW »


London Charivari


Author: Mark Lemon,Henry Mayhew,Tom Taylor,Shirley Brooks,Sir Francis Cowley Burnand,Sir Owen Seaman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Caricatures and cartoons
Page: N.A
View: 6032
DOWNLOAD NOW »


Punch


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 2172
DOWNLOAD NOW »


After Aesop

Improvisations on Aesop's Fables
Author: Steven Carter
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761851488
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 238
View: 4098
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This book adds parodies Aesop, perhaps the world's best-known author, produced hundreds of fables that have been re-told countless times, on a one-to-one basis. By turns hilarious, poignant, and profound, the more than 200 entries in After Aesop will instruct and entertain a diverse modern audience.

Country-side

A Wildlife Magazine
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Natural history
Page: N.A
View: 6669
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Science gossip and Country queries and notes are incorporated with this.

Crow


Author: Boria Sax
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1861894872
Category: Nature
Page: 184
View: 7532
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Though not generally perceived as graceful, crows are remarkably so—a single curve undulates from the tip of the bird’s beak to the end of its tail. They take flight almost without effort, flapping their wings easily and ascending into the air like spirits. Crow by Boria Sax is a celebration of the crow and its relatives in myth, literature, and life. Sax takes readers into the history of crows, detailing how in a range of cultures, from the Chinese to the Hopi Indians, crows are bearers of prophecy. For example, thanks in part to the birds’ courtship rituals, Greeks invoked crows as symbols of conjugal love. From the raven sent out by Noah to the corvid deities of the Eskimo, from Taoist legends to Victorian novels and contemporary films, Sax’s book ranges across history and culture and will interest anyone who has ever been intrigued, puzzled, annoyed, or charmed by these wonderfully intelligent birds.

The Raven


Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 36
View: 5489
DOWNLOAD NOW »


The Land of Israel

A Journal of Travels in Palestine, Undertaken with Special Reference to Its Physical Character
Author: Henry Baker Tristram
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108042058
Category: History
Page: 706
View: 407
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Ornithologist and clergyman H. B. Tristram's account, published in 1865, of Palestine illuminates the contemporary relationship between religion and the natural sciences.

Gifts of the Crow

How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans
Author: John Marzluff,Tony Angell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439198748
Category: Nature
Page: 320
View: 2530
DOWNLOAD NOW »
A University of Washington professor of wildlife science taps the findings of his extraordinary research into crow intelligence to offer insight into their ability to make tools and respond to environmental challenges, explaining how they engage in human-like behaviors from giving gifts and seeking revenge to playing and experiencing dreams.

Aesop's Fables


Author: Geraldine McCaughrean,Aesop
Publisher: Longman
ISBN: 9780582334052
Category: Fables
Page: 48
View: 4534
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Part of the Pelican Big Books series, this book contains a collection of Aesop's fables. The teaching focus is on comparing and contrasting the two titles of each story and on the story themes and morals. The series has been specifically written for the shared reading part of the literacy hour and supports the genre requirements of the National Literacy Strategy.

The Dolphins, the Whales and the Gudgeon


Author: Aesop
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141398442
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 64
View: 7331
DOWNLOAD NOW »
'An ass, clothed in the skin of a lion...' Aesop's animal fables are some of the earliest stories ever told, thought to have been composed by a slave in Greek antiquity and giving glimpses of a world that is harsh, pitiless and yet also eerily familiar. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions Aesop is believed to have lived in 6th century BC. Aesop's The Complete Fables is available in Penguin Classics.

In the Company of Crows and Ravens


Author: John M. Marzluff,Tony Angell
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300135268
Category: Nature
Page: 408
View: 1200
DOWNLOAD NOW »
“Crows and people share similar traits and social strategies. To a surprising extent, to know the crow is to know ourselves.”—from the Preface From the cave walls at Lascaux to the last painting by Van Gogh, from the works of Shakespeare to those of Mark Twain, there is clear evidence that crows and ravens influence human culture. Yet this influence is not unidirectional, say the authors of this fascinating book: people profoundly influence crow culture, ecology, and evolution as well. John Marzluff and Tony Angell examine the often surprising ways that crows and humans interact. The authors contend that those interactions reflect a process of “cultural coevolution.” They offer a challenging new view of the human-crow dynamic—a view that may change our thinking not only about crows but also about ourselves. Featuring more than 100 original drawings, the book takes a close look at the influences people have had on the lives of crows throughout history and at the significant ways crows have altered human lives. In the Company of Crows and Ravens illuminates the entwined histories of crows and people and concludes with an intriguing discussion of the crow-human relationship and how our attitudes toward crows may affect our cultural trajectory.

The Complete Ante-Nicene Church Fathers Collection [9 Volumes]


Author: The Church Fathers,Catholic Way Publishing
Publisher: Catholic Way Publishing
ISBN: 1783793902
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
View: 1062
DOWNLOAD NOW »
THE COMPLETE ANTE-NICENE CHURCH FATHERS COLLECTION [9 VOLUMES] THE CHURCH FATHERS — The Greatest Christian Classics! — Complete Edition: 9 Volumes — Includes an Active Index, 9 Tables of Contents for each Volume to all Books & Chapters and Layered NCX Navigation — Includes Illustrations by Gustave Dore ALSO AVAILABLE IN A COMPLETE 3 SERIES EDITION. Publisher: Large E-Book. THE COMPLETE ANTE-NICENE CHURCH FATHERS COLLECTION [9 VOLUMES] ANTE-NICENE FATHERS ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus ANF02. Fathers of the Second Century: Hermas, Tatian,Athenagoras, Theophilus, and Clement of Alexandria (Entire) ANF03. Latin Christianity: Its Founder, Tertullian ANF04. Fathers of the Third Century: Tertullian: Part Fourth, Minucius Felix, Commodian, Origen: Parts First and Second ANF05. Fathers of the Third Century: Hippolytus, Cyprian, Caius, Novatian, Appendix ANF06. Fathers of the Third Century: Gregory Thaumaturgus, Dionysius the Great, Julius Africanus, Anatolius, and Minor Writers, Methodius, Arnobius ANF07. Fathers of the Third and Fourth Centuries: Lactantius, Venantius, Asterius, Victorinus, Dionysius, Apostolic Teaching and Constitutions, Homily, and Liturgies ANF08. The Twelve Patriarchs, Excerpts and Epistles, The Clementia, Apocrypha, Decretals, Memoirs of Edessa and Syriac Documents, Remains of the First Age ANF09. The Gospel of Peter, The Diatessaron of Tatian, The Apocalypse of Peter, the Vision of Paul, The Apocalypse of the Virgin and Sedrach the Testament of Abraham, the Acts of Xanthippe and Polyxena, the Narrative of Zosimus, the Apology of Aristides, Epistles of Clement (Complete Text), Origen’s Commentary on John, Books 1–10, and Commentary on Matthew, Books 1, 2, and 10–14 PUBLISHER: CATHOLIC WAY PUBLISHING

Avian Cognition


Author: Carel ten Cate,Susan D. Healy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107092388
Category: Medical
Page: 386
View: 1342
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The cognitive abilities of birds are remarkable: hummingbirds integrate spatial and temporal information about food sources, day-old chicks have a sense of numbers, parrots can make and use tools, and ravens have sophisticated insights in social relationships. This volume describes the full range of avian cognitive abilities, the mechanisms behind such abilities and how they relate to the ecology of the species. Synthesising the latest research in avian cognition, a range of experts in the field provide first-hand insights into experimental procedures, outcomes and theoretical advances, including a discussion of how the findings in birds relate to the cognitive abilities of other species, including humans. The authors cover a range of topics such as spatial cognition, social learning, tool use, perceptual categorization and concept learning, providing the broader context for students and researchers interested in the current state of avian cognition research, its key questions and appropriate experimental approaches.

Jackdaw Summer


Author: David Almond
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444921096
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 238
View: 8772
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Every summer Liam and Max roam the wild countryside of Northumberland - but this year things are different. One hot summer's day a jackdaw leads the two boys into an ancient farm house where they find a baby, wrapped in a blanket, with a scribbled note pinned to it: PLESE LOOK AFTER HER RITE. THIS IS A CHILDE OF GOD. And so begins Jackdaw Summer. A summer when friendships are tested. A summer when lines between good and bad are blurred. A summer that Liam will never forget... A stunning novel from the author of the modern children's classic Skellig - winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award.

The British Encyclopedia

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge
Author: William Nicholson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Natural history
Page: 712
View: 5155
DOWNLOAD NOW »


The Birds

From the Text of Dindorf, with Notes, Partly Original, Partly Taken from the Scholia and Various Commentators
Author: Aristophanes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 165
View: 9127
DOWNLOAD NOW »


A Familiar History of Birds

Their Nature, Habits, and Instincts
Author: Edward Stanley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Birds
Page: N.A
View: 1855
DOWNLOAD NOW »