Avian Navigation: Pigeon Homing as a Paradigm

Author: Hans G. Wallraff,Hans Georg Wallraff
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540223856
Category: Nature
Page: 229
View: 6248
How migratory birds can navigate home from their wintering grounds to their breeding sites over hundreds and thousands of kilometres has been an admired mystery over more than a century. Profound advances towards a solution of this problem have been achieved with a model bird, the homing pigeon. This monograph summarizes our current knowledge about pigeon homing, about the birds' application of a sun compass and a magnetic compass, of a visual topographical map within a familiar area and -- most surprisingly -- of an olfactory map using atmospheric chemosignals as indicators of position in distant unfamiliar areas.

Life of the pigeon

Author: Alexander Frank Skutch
Publisher: Comstock Pub Assoc
Category: Nature
Page: 130
View: 8412
?Skutch combines his personal knowledge of pigeons that he has watched near his Costa Rican home with a masterful summary of the published literature on Columbids of the world. . . . The doves and pigeons of the world are a fascinating lot. Alexander Skutch, aided by Dana Gardner, captures the essence of their life and presents it in an easily digestible form. Although scientists may be exasperated by some of the elements of the presentation, any student of birds will be enlightened and entertained by reading Life of the Pigeon.?--Ornithological Literature

News Agencies from Pigeon to Internet

Author: K. M. Shrivastava
Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd
ISBN: 9781932705676
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
View: 5805
Deals with a very important business in global communication of news -- the news agencies. The first news agencies started their business when the fastest technology was a combination of telegraph and carrier pigeon. They have survived several technological developments since then and have used these technologies for further diversification of services and revenues. The Internet, some thought, will make the news agencies extinct like dinosaurs. But, well run news agencies found a new opportunity in this threat. Though there have been some corporate biographies of news agencies, there has not been any comprehensive analytical work in the past 25 years on this business. This book is an attempt to fill this void in the global literature on journalism, media studies, international communication and business management studies. Besides, the students of these academic disciplines, diplomats, policymakers, and all types of communication professionals will find this book useful. It will also be a good read for lay persons who unconsciously consume the products of news agencies through all types of media -- from newspapers to mobile phones.

Pigeon Forge

Author: Veta Wilson King
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738586113
Category: History
Page: 127
View: 5859
Pigeon Forge is a booming resort town in Tennessee with the majestic Great Smoky Mountains towering in the background. The national park's birth in 1934 forever changed this once-fertile farming river valley. Pigeon Forge is a vacationing playground with every type of family amusement imaginable, the most noted being Dolly Parton's own Dollywood theme park. The town began with a few large-acre farms and a cluster of farm-related businesses. Its unusual name derived from an iron forge built by Isaac Love in 1819 and the Little Pigeon River that provided power for its operation. The Cherokees, native to the area, named the river because of the countless passenger pigeons lining its banks. Love's son, William, built a gristmill in 1830 that still stands today. The Old Mill is on the National Register of Historic Places.


Author: Barbara Allen
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1861897111
Category: Nature
Page: 224
View: 2014
Our frequent urban companion, cooing in the eaves of train stations or scavenging underfoot for breadcrumbs and discarded French fries, the pigeon has many detractors—and even some fans. Written out of love for and fascination with this humble yet important bird, Barbara Allen’s Pigeon explores its cultural significance, as well as its similarities to and differences from its close counterpart, the dove. While the dove is seen as a symbol of love, peace, and goodwill, the pigeon is commonly perceived as a filthy, ill-mannered flying rodent, a “rat with wings.” Readers will find in Pigeon an enticing exploration of the historical and contemporary bonds between humans and these two unique and closely related birds. For polluting statues and architecture, the pigeon has earned a bad reputation, but Barbara Allen offers several examples of the bird’s importance—as a source of food and fertilizer, a bearer of messages during times of war, a pollution monitor, and an aid to Charles Darwin in his pivotal research on evolutionary theory. Allen also comments on the literary love and celebration of pigeons and doves in the work of such writers and poets as Shakespeare, Dickens, Beatrix Potter, Proust, and Isaac Bashevis Singer. Along the way, Allen corrects the many stereotypes about pigeons in the hope that the rich history of one of the oldest human-animal partnerships will be both admired and celebrated.

The Pigeon

Author: Patrick Süskind
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241975336
Category: Fiction
Page: 96
View: 3260
The Pigeon by Patrick Süskind is dark and haunting tale from the author of the bestselling Perfume - now available in ebook for the first time Set in Paris and attracting comparisons with Franz Kafka and Edgar Allan Poe, The Pigeon tells the story of a day in the meticulously ordered life of bank security guard Jonathan Noel. Noel who has been hiding from life since his wife left him for her Tunisian lover - when he opens his front door on a day he believes will be just like any other, he encounters not the desired empty hallway but an unwelcome, diabolical intruder . . . This tense, disturbing follow-up to the bestselling Perfume is a modern classic novella from the much-acclaimed Patrick Süskind

The Pigeon Books Studying the Story Elements

Author: Brenda Van Dixhorn
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 1493860224
Page: 11
View: 1564
Students will enjoy studying the story elements of The Pigeon Books through these engaging activities, students create products to share their understanding of the characters, plots, and settings of the book.

Pigeon Racing

Author: Herbert R. Axelrod
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447484630
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 208
View: 1933
Pigeon Racing by Dr. Herbert R. Axelrod contains all the information that a budding fancier needs! Extract from the book: "There has probably been more written on feeding than on any other subject related to pigeons. This has always been the most controversial subject. This chapter will give you a general knowledge of what and how to feed. The importance of choosing the right food and feeding in the right way cannot be overemphasized. The fancier who learns to feed correctly will win his share of races. Food gives the elements for proper growth and fuel to nourish the body and produce heat and energy."


Author: Karen Solie
Publisher: House of Anansi
ISBN: 0887848230
Category: Poetry
Page: 100
View: 4271
A second volume of poetic works by an award-winning writer from Toronto expands the repertoire of her earlier collection to consider topics that are not traditionally explored in poetry. By the author of Short Haul Engine. Original.


Author: Isabel Thomas
Publisher: Raintree
ISBN: 1406271322
Category: Bird watching
Page: 24
View: 1728
Who needs to fly to Africa or visit a safari park, when there is so much wildlife on our doorsteps? This book examines pigeons and discusses where city pigeons live, what they eat, what dangers they face, and why they like living so close to people. Special "spotter's clues" symbols highlighting key pigeon behaviours and features are used throughout the book to enable readers to go on their own "city safari" once they have finished reading the book.

The Complete Pigeon and Rabbit Fancier, etc

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 1903

Pigeon And The Bird Catcher, The (Level 1)

Author: N.A
Publisher: Orient Blackswan
ISBN: 9788125019909
Page: 32
View: 7036
The Orient Blackswan Easy Readers introduce the child to the enchanting world of reading, which encourage him/her to read with little or no external help. These well-illustrated books are carefully graded into six levels. The series begins at Level 1 and is meant for beginners in the age group of 5 7 years. The other levels are: Level 2: 6 8 years, Level 3: 7 9 years, Level 4: 9 10 years, Level 5: 10 12 years, Level 6: 11 14 years and Level 7: 12 15 years. This careful grading, based on age-appropriate vocabulary and structure enables the reader to progress through the successive levels. The current titles mainly include the classics and also have those that suit modern tastes and interests.


Author: Tommy Smith
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822225881
Category: Drama
Page: 49
View: 2188
THE STORY: Set in depression-era New York City and Stalinist Russia, PIGEON follows the exploits of Leon Theremin, Soviet inventor and father of electronic music. When Theremin marries a whip-smart black prima ballerina, their expatriate romance sh

Results of the Four Corners Cooperative Band-tailed Pigeon Investigation

A Cooperative Research Effort Conducted by the States of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah
Author: Clait E. Braun
Publisher: N.A
Category: Band-tailed pigeon
Page: 20
View: 9411

Pigeon Post

Author: Arthur Ransome
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448161452
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 544
View: 8655
‘Barbecued billygoats!’ Can you imagine finding gold? That’s just what the Swallows and Amazons and Dick and Dorothea decide to hunt for in the hills high above the lake. But it’s a hot and dry summer and water is in scarce supply. Worse still for the troubled campers, they have competition: Squashy Hat. Anybody can see he is a prospector. And talk about squashy hats! The children have never seen squashier. Just who is he and what sort of traps is he laying? Using pigeons to carry messages, braving dangerous mines and fires, the Swallows, Amazons and D’s Mining Company must stake their claim before their dreaded rival... Includes exclusive material: In ‘The Backstory’ you can test your knowledge of the book and learn all about homing pigeons! Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Homing Pigeon

Author: Kelly Doudna
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
ISBN: 1617853445
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
View: 8497
Pidge Pigeon is given a test of skill before graduation. Alternating pages provide facts about pigeons.

Le Pigeon

Cooking at the Dirty Bird
Author: Gabriel Rucker,Meredith Erickson,Lauren Fortgang,Andrew Fortgang
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607744457
Category: Cooking
Page: 352
View: 2065
This debut cookbook from James Beard Rising Star Chef Gabriel Rucker features a serious yet playful collection of 150 recipes from his phenomenally popular Portland restaurant. In the five years since Gabriel Rucker took the helm at Le Pigeon, he has catapulted from culinary school dropout to award-winning chef. Le Pigeon is offal-centric and meat-heavy, but by no means dogmatic, offering adventures into delicacies unknown along with the chance to order a vegetarian mustard greens quiche and a Miller High Life if that's what you're craving. In their first cookbook, Rucker and general manager/sommelier Andrew Fortgang celebrate high-low extremes in cooking, combining the wild and the refined in a unique and progressive style. Featuring wine recommendations from sommelier Andrew Fortgang, stand-out desserts from pastry chef Lauren Fortgang, and stories about the restaurant’s raucous, seat-of-the-pants history by writer Meredith Erickson, Le Pigeon combines the wild and the refined in a unique, progressive, and delicious style.

Studies on the development of the pigeon capillarid, Capillaria Columbae

Author: Everett Elmer Wehr
Publisher: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 20
View: 366

The complete pigeon and rabbit fancier

Author: Complete pigeon fancier
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 7424

Care for a Pet Racing Pigeon

Author: Tammy Gagne
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1612287220
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 3243
Racing pigeons are also called homing pigeons because they can return home from almost anywhere. Find out what it’s like to race these pigeons, and how much care and training they need from you. Discover how long these colorful birds have been helping humans deliver messages, and find out about the pigeon war hero G.I. Joe. Do you have what it takes to become a pigeon fancier? Can you convince your parents that you do?