The Mute Swan


Author: Mike Birkhead,Christopher M. Perrins
Publisher: Viking Press
ISBN: 9780709932598
Category: Science
Page: 157
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Describes the history, habitat, and range of swans in Britain, explains why there is a decline in their population, and looks at their behavior and life cycle.

Animal and Man in Bible Lands

Supplement
Author: Friedrich Simon Bodenheimer
Publisher: Brill Archive
ISBN: N.A
Category: Israel
Page: 232
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"Wild animals must have been a terrible menace to the early settlers, until civilization got rid of them in its holocaust destruction of the natural landscape. Apart from the direct extension of arable land we may mention only the slow but permanent destruction of the forests by man and goat. This early menace found its expression in animal cults and animal totems dominating the life of primitive man in many regions of the world. In the Middle East most of these cults and totems although existent still in many myths and rituals were forgotten with the growth of town cultures and of empires. Domestic animals have been decisive factors in history. The horses of the Hykos invaders and their chariots revolutionised warfare, as did elephants in the period of the Diadoches ... The asses as beasts of burden opened the road to commerce. Beasts of draught put primitive agriculture on a profitable base ... The domestication of the camel enabled the bedawi to pass rapidly with their caravans through the deserts, which were closed before ... Other animals of historical importance were the carriers of diseases and famine ..."--Pg. 7.

The Trumpet of the Swan


Author: Lin Oliver
Publisher: Avon
ISBN: 9780064410212
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 60
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Louis, a voiceless Trumpeter swan, finds himself far from his wilderness home when he determines to communicate by learning to play a stolen trumpet.

The Time of Mute Swans

A Novel
Author: Ece Temelkuran
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1628728167
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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Ankara, the capital city in the heart of Turkey at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, East and West, is a hotspot in the Cold War, torn between communism and conservatism, Western freedoms and traditional ways, with an army fearful of democracy and a government that employs thugs and torture to enforce law and order. In the summer of 1980, tensions are building. Homes of the poor are being burnt down. Armed revolutionaries on college campuses battle right-wings militias in the city's neighborhoods. The lines between good and bad, right and wrong, and beautiful and ugly are blurred by shed blood. Two children, one from a family living in misery and one well-off, form an alliance amid the turmoil. Through their senses, the cityscape unfolds its wonders, its rich smells and colors, as they try to make sense of the events swirling around them. And they hatch a plan. For the first time in generations, mute swans have migrated from Russia to the Black Sea and to a park at the center of Ankara. For the generals, they are an affirmation, and their wings must be broken so they can't fly away. But if the children can save one swan, won't they have saved the freedom of all?

The Swan

A Natural History
Author: Malcolm Schuyl
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781906122409
Category: Nature
Page: 224
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Stunning photographs illustrate our new natural history of the swan, this much-loved creature of beauty and grace.Professional photographer Malcolm Schuyl has studied the swan for decades - observing, researching and photographing it throughout its life-cycle.His lively and inspirational book covers the swan in all its stages:* natural history and behaviour: bathing, preening, moulting, sleeping* breeding and courtship: mating, nesting, incubation, hatching* raising their young* swan domestication and uses throughout history* the swan in literature, myth, music, superstition* swan conservation

The Swan Book

A Novel
Author: Alexis Wright
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501124781
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Originally published: Australia: Giramondo, 2013.

The Trumpet of the Swan


Author: E. B. White
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062406809
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 272
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Now available for the first time as an ebook! Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices. This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, is a classic of children's literature that perfectly describes what it's like to march to the beat of your own drummer. Louis is a trumpeter swan, but unlike the rest of his family, he can't make a sound. And since he can't trumpet his love, the beautiful swan Serena pays no attention to him. But when his father steals him a real brass trumpet, Louis has to find out if it's the key to what he's wanted all along. E. B. White's classic book is a tender novel of overcoming the odds and learning to do things on your own terms. It will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It contains evocative illustrations by Fred Marcellino, the acclaimed illustrator of Puss in Boots and I, Crocodile, among many other books. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts

The Ugly Duckling


Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher: Scandinavia Publishing House
ISBN: 8771326685
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 47
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Thirty of Hans Christian Andersen's most cherished stories in single volumes Illustrator various artists. Known all over the world, these fairytales hold stories of great value and are a source of inspiration for both young and old.

American Writers

A Collection of Literary Biographies. Supplement
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
View: 361

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Protecting all animals

a fifty-year history of the Humane Society of the United States
Author: Bernard Oreste Unti
Publisher: Humane Society of the U S
ISBN: 9780965894289
Category: Nature
Page: 248
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Poets

American and British
Author: Ian Scott-Kilvert
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 1688
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Provides information on the lives and works of classic poets. Entries include biographical information, critical analysis, and bibliographies of key primary and secondary works.