The Post-War British Literature Handbook


Author: Katharine Cockin,Jago Morrison
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441161988
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
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Literature and Culture Handbooks are an innovative series of guides to major periods, topics and authors in British and American literature and culture. Designed to provide a comprehensive, one-stop resource for literature students, each handbook provides the essential information and guidance needed from the beginning of a course through to developing more advanced knowledge and skills. Written in clear language by leading academics, they provide an indispensable introduction to key topics, including: Introduction to authors, texts, historical and cultural contexts Guides to key critics, concepts and topics An overview of major critical approaches, changes in the canon and directions of current and future research Case studies in reading literary and critical texts Annotated bibliography (including websites), timeline, glossary of critical terms. The Post-War British Literature Handbook is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to literature and culture in post-war Britain.

Bird Songs

250 North American Birds in Song
Author: Les Beletsky
Publisher: becker&mayer! Books
ISBN: 0760363269
Category: Nature
Page: 368
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In Bird Songs, ornithologist Les Beletsky profiles 250 birds alongside colorful illustrations, and includes a digital audio player that provides the corresponding song for each of the 250 birds. Drawing from the collection of the world-renowned Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Bird Songs presents the most notable North American birds—including the rediscovered ivory-billed woodpecker—in a stunning format. Renowned ornithologist Les Beletsky provides a succinct description of each of the 250 birds profiled, with an emphasis on their distinctive songs. Lavish full-color illustrations accompany each account, while a sleek, built-in digital audio player holds 250 corresponding songs and calls. In his foreword, North American bird expert and distinguished natural historian Jon L. Dunn shares insights gained from a lifetime of passionate study. Complete with the most up-to-date and scientifically accurate information, Bird Songs is the first book to capture the enchantment of these beautiful birds in words, pictures, and song.

Music of the Birds

A Celebration of Bird Song
Author: Lang Elliott
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618006977
Category: Nature
Page: 135
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Presents the songs and calls of more than seventy North American birds. Includes audio compact disc featuring songbird concerts and solos.

Birdsong, Speech, and Language

Exploring the Evolution of Mind and Brain
Author: Johan J. Bolhuis,Martin Everaert,Robert C. Berwick,Noam Chomsky
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262313839
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 560
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Scholars have long been captivated by the parallels between birdsong and human speech and language. In this book, leading scholars draw on the latest research to explore what birdsong can tell us about the biology of human speech and language and the consequences for evolutionary biology. After outlining the basic issues involved in the study of both language and evolution, the contributors compare birdsong and language in terms of acquisition, recursion, and core structural properties, and then examine the neurobiology of song and speech, genomic factors, and the emergence and evolution of language. ContributorsHermann Ackermann, Gabriël J.L. Beckers, Robert C. Berwick, Johan J. Bolhuis, Noam Chomsky, Frank Eisner, Martin Everaert, Michale S. Fee, Olga Fehér, Simon E. Fisher, W. Tecumseh Fitch, Jonathan B. Fritz, Sharon M.H. Gobes, Riny Huijbregts, Eric Jarvis, Robert Lachlan, Ann Law, Michael A. Long, Gary F. Marcus, Carolyn McGettigan, Daniel Mietchen, Richard Mooney, Sanne Moorman, Kazuo Okanoya, Christophe Pallier, Irene M. Pepperberg, Jonathan F. Prather, Franck Ramus, Eric Reuland, Constance Scharff, Sophie K. Scott, Neil Smith, Ofer Tchernichovski, Carel ten Cate, Christopher K. Thompson, Frank Wijnen, Moira Yip, Wolfram Ziegler, Willem Zuidema

Birdsong

A Natural History
Author: Don Stap
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195309014
Category: Nature
Page: 261
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Following one of the world's experts on birdsong around the world, this book deals with the quest to unravel an ancient mystery: why do birds sing and what to do their songs mean?

LSD - Mein Sorgenkind

Die Entdeckung einer "Wunderdroge"
Author: Albert Hofmann
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608115137
Category: Science
Page: 224
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In diesem Klassiker der Chemiegeschichte schildert Albert Hofmann die Umstände der Entdeckung des LSD. Er berichtet von seinen Begegnungen mit Wissenschaftlern, Künstlern, Schriftstellern und Exponenten der Hippiebewegung, die an LSD jeweils aus ganz unterschiedlichen Gründen interessiert waren. Und von seiner berühmten Fahrradfahrt, dem ersten LSD-Rausch überhaupt ... »Ich konnte nur noch mit größter Anstrengung verständlich sprechen und bat meine Laborantin, die über den Selbstversuch orientiert war, mich nach Hause zu begleiten. Schon auf dem Heimweg mit dem Fahrrad nahm mein Zustand bedrohliche Formen an ...«

Bird song


Author: Aretas Andrews Saunders
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Birdsongs
Page: 202
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Neuroscience of Birdsong


Author: H. Philip Zeigler,Peter Marler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521869153
Category: Medical
Page: 550
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Ich weiß, warum der gefangene Vogel singt


Author: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518759442
Category: Fiction
Page: 321
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Die Ikone der afroamerikanischen Literatur, ihr epochemachendes Werk: Maya Angelou wächst in den Dreißigerjahren im Kramerladen ihrer Großmutter am Rande einer Baumwollplantage auf. Für sie und ihren Bruder ein Ort des Zaubers und des Spiels inmitten einer schwarzen Gemeinde, die der Hass und die Armut auszulöschen droht ... Dieses Buch erzählt die Geschichte eines trotzigen Mädchens im Kampf gegen unvorstellbare Widerstände. Und zur gleichen Zeit singt es die schönste Hymne auf die weltverändernde Kraft der Worte, der Fantasie, der Zärtlichkeit im Angesicht des Grauens. »Eine Offenbarung und mein Talisman.« Oprah Winfrey »Sie hatte neunzehn Talente, gebrauchte zehn und war ein richtiges Original.« Toni Morrison »Markiert den Anfang einer neuen Ära.« James Baldwin »Das erste Buch, das ich als Jugendliche gelesen habe.« Rihanna »Eine phänomenale Frau!« Beyoncé

Birdsong

The Gardens of Russell & Lauren Fuchs
Author: Russell Fuchs
Publisher: Laru Associates
ISBN: 9780692893708
Category: Photography
Page: 170
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Philip Trager has received international critical acclaim for his photographs of architecture and dance. This photography book is a collection of the images found in the Gardens of Russell & Lauren Fuchs.

Behavioral neurobiology of bird song


Author: Harris Philip Zeigler,Peter Marler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781573314725
Category: Nature
Page: 788
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Many features of bird song have made it an increasingly fruitful model for research in behavioral neurobiology. Among these features are the stereotyped and quantifiable nature of song behavior, the many similarities between the acquisition of bird song and of human speech, and the identification and increasingly precise characterization of a central neural circuit dedicated to song. These features have engaged the attention of researchers on species-typical behavior, communication, behavioral development, central sensory processing, motor learning, sensorimotor control, neurogenesis, and neuronal plasticity. This volume provides an overview of new findings in the bird song system that have had a major impact on neuroscience research, and have fundamentally altered our concepts of brain function.

Die Regeln des Sommers


Author: Shaun Tan
Publisher: Aladin
ISBN: 9783848900107
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
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»Nie die Regeln verletzen. Schon gar nicht, wenn du sie nicht verstehst.« Niemand weiß, woher diese Regeln kommen und wer sie sich ausgedacht hat. Sie sind einfach da und bestimmen unser Leben: als Geschwister, als Freunde, als Wegbegleiter. Shaun Tan erzählt von einem Sommer, in dem die Rivalitäten zweier Brüder immer bedrohlicher werden. Bis sie beschließen, dass ihre Liebe füreinander wichtiger ist als alle Regeln.

Bird Songs Bible

The Complete, Illustrated Reference for North American Birds
Author: Les Beletsky
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811871389
Category: Nature
Page: 536
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From the best-selling Bird Songs series comes the most comprehensive bird book ever published. Bird Songs Bible covers the sights and sounds of every single breeding bird in North Americanearly 750 in all. This utterly distinctive package features a state-of-the-art digital audio player that brings to life the birds' songs and calls with the touch of a button. Written by a panel of ornithological experts and produced with the renowned Cornell Lab of Ornithology, this indispensable reference features lavish illustrations of the birds and their habitats, scientifically accurate range maps, and detailed information on distribution, habitat, behavior, and vocalizations. A beautiful keepsake object, Bird Songs Bible is an essential volume for the true bird lover.

Die Unvollendete


Author: Kate Atkinson
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426420465
Category: Fiction
Page: 592
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Was wäre, wenn man sein Leben wieder und wieder leben könnte, bis man schließlich alles perfekt gemacht hätte? Wäre man dann ein glücklicher Mensch? Ursula Todd ist eine für ihre Zeit ganz besondere Frau: unabhängig, modern, realistisch. Mit Humor begegnet sie nicht nur ihrer skurrilen Familie, sondern auch den seltsamen Ereignissen in ihrem Leben. Wie jeder erlebt sie Situationen, in denen sie sich fragt: Was wäre, wenn? Was wäre geschehen, wenn sich ihre Teenagerliebe erfüllt hätte? Was wäre geschehen, wenn sie studiert hätte? Oder was wäre aus ihr geworden, wenn sie nicht in England, sondern in einem anderen Land aufgewachsen wäre? Wäre ihr Leben schrecklicher oder besser verlaufen? Doch anders als anderen Menschen bleibt es für Ursula nicht bei diesen Fragen. Ihr ist es gegeben, ihr Leben immer wieder zu korrigieren und damit jeden Fehler zu beseitigen. Dennoch erlebt sie Verlust, Verrat, Krieg und Tod. Was also soll diese Gabe? Ist es überhaupt möglich, sein Leben fehlerlos zu leben?

Why Birds Sing

A Journey Into the Mystery of Bird Song
Author: David Rothenberg
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465071364
Category: Nature
Page: 288
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The astonishing richness of birdsong is both an aesthetic and a scientific mystery. Evolutionists have never been able to completely explain why birdsong is so inventive and why many species devote so many hours to singing. The standard explanations of defending territories and attracting mates don't begin to account for the variety and energy that the commonest birds exhibit. Is it possible that birds sing because they like to? This seemingly naive explanation is starting to look more and more like the truth. Why Birds Sing is a lyric exploration of birdsong that blends the latest scientific research with a deep understanding of musical beauty and form. Drawing on conversations with neuroscientists, ecologists, and composers, it is the first book to investigate the elusive question of why birds sing and what their song means to both avian and human ears. Whether playing his clarinet with the whitecrested laughing thrush in Pittsburgh, or jamming in the Australian winter breeding grounds of the Albert's lyrebird, Rothenberg immerses himself in the heart and soul of birdsong. He approaches the subject as a naturalist, philosopher, musician, and investigator. An intimate look at the mostlovely of natural phenomena, Why Birds Sing is a beautifully written exploration of a phenomenon that's at once familiar and profoundly alien.

Der weiße Knochen


Author: Barbara Gowdy
Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
ISBN: 3956140044
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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In diesem Roman, der vollkommen aus der Perspektive afrikanischer Elefanten erzählt ist, schafft Barbara Gowdy eine ganz eigene Welt, ein Universum der Elefanten, zu der ihre Familienstammbäume genauso gehören wie ihre Gesänge und ihre spirituellen Vorstellungen. Und doch spiegelt sich in ihrer Welt unsere auf seltsame Weise.