Moonbird

A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95
Author: Phillip Hoose
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 146686706X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 160
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B95 can feel it: a stirring in his bones and feathers. It's time. Today is the day he will once again cast himself into the air, spiral upward into the clouds, and bank into the wind. He wears a black band on his lower right leg and an orange flag on his upper left, bearing the laser inscription B95. Scientists call him the Moonbird because, in the course of his astoundingly long lifetime, this gritty, four-ounce marathoner has flown the distance to the moon—and halfway back! B95 is a robin-sized shorebird, a red knot of the subspecies rufa. Each February he joins a flock that lifts off from Tierra del Fuego, headed for breeding grounds in the Canadian Arctic, nine thousand miles away. Late in the summer, he begins the return journey. B95 can fly for days without eating or sleeping, but eventually he must descend to refuel and rest. However, recent changes at ancient refueling stations along his migratory circuit—changes caused mostly by human activity—have reduced the food available and made it harder for the birds to reach. And so, since 1995, when B95 was first captured and banded, the worldwide rufa population has collapsed by nearly 80 percent. Most perish somewhere along the great hemispheric circuit, but the Moonbird wings on. He has been seen as recently as November 2011, which makes him nearly twenty years old. Shaking their heads, scientists ask themselves: How can this one bird make it year after year when so many others fall? National Book Award–winning author Phillip Hoose takes us around the hemisphere with the world's most celebrated shorebird, showing the obstacles rufa red knots face, introducing a worldwide team of scientists and conservationists trying to save them, and offering insights about what we can do to help shorebirds before it's too late. With inspiring prose, thorough research, and stirring images, Hoose explores the tragedy of extinction through the triumph of a single bird. Moonbird is one The Washington Post's Best Kids Books of 2012. A Common Core Title.

Moonbird


Author: Grania Davis
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1587151502
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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Journey to the exotic South Sea island of Bali, a magical land of dark jungles, of ancient Gods, and terrifying demons. Madai lives on Bali and dreams of life beyond his island paradise. Yet his wildest dream could not prepare him for the odyssey that lies ahead after he finds a moonstone amulet that introduces him to the spirit world.

Moonbird


Author: Robin Elaine Stewart
Publisher: University of Queensland Press(Australia)
ISBN: 9780702226953
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 74
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Jerry's comfortable world is shattered when his father dies suddenly and his mother decides to take up the offer of a vacant cottage at Great-Uncle Albert's farm on rugged King Island, in Bass Strait.

Moonbird


Author: Julia Haberler
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1304697452
Category:
Page: 44
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Every living thing in the universe but one is made of starlight. The Okro lives deep in the forest and eats the starlight before it can return to the heavens. Moonbird sings the starlight back from the Okro, and flies it to Mother Moon in her silvery feathers.

Moonbird


Author: Mike Higgs
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780865925113
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 1980
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Moonbird and the sailors who are helping him in his quest to find his family on earth get swallowed by a huge, green sea monster.

Moonbird Moonbird Fly Away with Me


Author: Bebra Bayne
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780982149201
Category:
Page: 48
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Moonbird and the Space Pirates


Author: Mike Higgs
Publisher: Rourke Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780865925137
Category: Birds
Page: 560
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Moonbird helps gentle glomites recover their gold which was stolen by space pirates.

Songlines of the Moonbird


Author: Dyan Summers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780646909745
Category:
Page: N.A
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Songlines of the Moonbird is a production of the Aboriginal Education Services - Department of Education Tasmania. Songlines of the Moonbird was written by Aboriginal poet Dyan Summers, who was born in Launceston and grew up on Flinders Island in the Furneaux Group in eastern Bass Strait. It is about the relationship between the moon bird, (also known as mutton bird), Tasmanian Aborigines and a tradition that has endured across the ages.

Moon Bird - Easiest Piano Sheet Music Junior Edition


Author: Silver Tonalities
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1365662691
Category: Art
Page: N.A
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Simplified for Beginner Pianists 1909 Native American Indian Character Piece for Easy/Simplified Piano A SilverTonalities Arrangement! Easy Note Style Sheet Music Letter Names of Notes embedded in each Notehead!

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World List of Books in English
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Trial By Seduction


Author: Kathleen O'Brien
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459262158
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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Sleeping with her enemy! Mark Connelly had always been the black sheep in his family, and Glenna knew she was playing with fire the day she walked back into his life. Once a sexy rebel in a leather jacket, Mark had transformed himself into a seriously rich financial hotshot. But he still had women falling at his feet. Not Glenna, though. She'd returned for revenge, not seduction—and to uncover a ten-year-old scandal in Mark's past. Only, her search for the truth seemed destined to begin—and end—behind Mark's bedroom door! Presents Extravaganza 25 YEARS!

Study of the National Science Foundation's South Pole Station as an Analogous Data Base for the Logistical Support of a Moon Laboratory


Author: H. H. Hickam (Jr)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 47
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Madwand


Author: Roger Zelazny
Publisher: ibooks
ISBN: 0743475267
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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THE SEQUEL TO CHANGELING “With Samuel R. Delany and Harlan Ellison, [Roger Zelazny was] a leading and representative figure of the American new wave sf that urged a shift of emphasis from the external world of the hard sciences to the internal worlds explorable through disciplines like psychology, sociology, linguistics, and the like.” —THE SCIENCE FICTION ENCYCLOPEDIA The people had long suffered under Det Morson’s power . . . lived in terror of his dragons and other minions. When, at last, the wizard Mor joined the fight, Det and his infamous Rondoval castle were destroyed. But the victory was not complete, for the conquerors found a baby amidst the rubble: Det’s son, Pol. Unwilling to kill the child, Mor took him to a world where the ways of magic were considered mere legends—a world called Earth. But the laws of symmetry demanded that Mor take a baby from the other world to replace young Pol Detson, and that child would also remain ignorant of his rightful heritage. As the child—Mark Marakson, born Daniel Chain—matured, he displayed a gift for making mechanical gadgets that soon gave way to a variety of unnatural devices that frightened his neighbors . . . On Earth, Pol Detson grew to become Daniel Chain, a nightclub guitarist possessing mental energies he doesn’t understand. But those mental abilities will soon determine his fate in a terrifying clash of power . . . on a world which, as yet, he knows nothing about.

Star Quest

State Library of Iowa Program Manual, 1983
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Children's libraries
Page: 162
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Materials to be used by public libraries in planning summer library programs for children in 1983.

Beyond the Wall

Essays from the Outside
Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 1466806400
Category: Nature
Page: 224
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In this wise and lyrical book about landscapes of the desert and the mind, Edward Abbey guides us beyond the wall of the city and asphalt belting of superhighways to special pockets of wilderness that stretch from the interior of Alaska to the dry lands of Mexico.

British Books in Print


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Publisher: N.A
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Category: Catalogs, Publishers'
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Oye, Hormiguita


Author: Hannah Hoose,Phillip Hoose
Publisher: Tricycle Press
ISBN: 9781582460895
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 30
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The Spanish translation of bestseller HEY, LITTLE ANT is now available in paperback.

Joan Miró


Author: Carolyn Lanchner,Joan Miró
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780870707254
Category: Art
Page: 48
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Considers ten works by Miro selected from The Museum of Modern Art's collection, accompanied by a critical essay for each work considering its significance, historical context, place in modern art, and its place in Miro's own life.