The Cagebirds

A Play in One Act
Author: David Campton
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
ISBN: 9780871292742
Category: American drama
Page: 43
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Author: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 030747772X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age–and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns about love for herself and the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned. Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a modern American classic that will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read. From the Paperback edition.

The Gut Girls

Author: Sarah Daniels
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 9780573694714
Category: Slaughtering and slaughter-houses
Page: 115
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Us and Them

Author: David Campton
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
ISBN: 9780871294265
Category: American drama
Page: 22
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Drama and Theatre Studies

Author: Sally Mackey,Simon Cooper
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748751686
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 416
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Revised and expanded edition for use with all Drama and Theatre Studies A & AS specifications.

The Awakening

Author: Kate Chopin
Publisher: Kate Chopin
ISBN: 6050462542
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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The Awakening, originally titled A Solitary Soul, is a novel by Kate Chopin, first published in 1899. Set in New Orleans and on the Louisiana Gulf coast at the end of the 19th century, the plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle between her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century American South. It is one of the earliest American novels that focuses on women's issues without condescension. It is also widely seen as a landmark work of early feminism, generating a mixed reaction from contemporary readers and critics. The novel's blend of realistic narrative, incisive social commentary, and psychological complexity makes The Awakening a precursor of American modernist literature; it prefigures the works of American novelists such as William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway and echoes the works of contemporaries such as Edith Wharton and Henry James. It can also be considered among the first Southern works in a tradition that would culminate with the modern masterpieces of Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Katherine Anne Porter, and Tennessee Williams.

Have You Seen Birds?

Author: Joanne Oppenheim
Publisher: Scholastic Canada
ISBN: 1443157422
Category: Birds
Page: 32
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A band, a flight, a flock of birds - the world is full of lots of birds! Spring, summer, autumn and winter birds; woodland, meadow, sea and marsh birds - all are brought to life in lively, lyrical prose and rich Plasticine illustration. Colour and movement abound in every word and every detail, making each bird memorable. A timely reissue, of a celebrated picture book, that reminds us to respect our natural world.


Author: John W Pilley,Hilary Hinzmann
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780747039
Category: Nature
Page: 999
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Chaser has a way with words. She knows over a thousand of them—more than any other animal of any species except humans. In addition to common nouns like house, ball, and tree, she has memorised the names of more than one thousand toys and can retrieve any of them on command. Based on that learning, she and her owner and trainer, retired psychologist John Pilley, have moved on to further impressive feats, demonstrating her ability to understand sentences with multiple elements of grammar and to learn new behaviours by imitation. John’s ingenuity and tenacity as a researcher are as impressive as Chaser’s accomplishments. His groundbreaking approach has opened the door to a new understanding of animal intelligence, one that requires us to reconsider what actually goes on in a dog’s mind. Chaser’s achievements reveal her use of deductive reasoning and complex problem-solving skills to address novel challenges. Yet astonishingly, Chaser isn’t unique. John’s training methods can be adopted by any dog lover. Through the poignant story of how he trained Chaser, raised her as a member of the Pilley family, and proved her abilities to the scientific community, he reveals the positive impact of incorporating learning into play and more effectively channeling a dog’s natural drives. John’s work with Chaser offers a fresh perspective on what’s possible in the relationship between a dog and a human. His story points us toward a new way of relating to our canine companions that takes into account our evolving understanding of the way animals and humans learn.

The Theory and Practice of Breeding to Type and Its Application to the Breeding of Dogs, Farm Animals, Cage Birds and Other Small Pets

Author: C. Davies
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447487184
Category: Pets
Page: 108
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The Theory And Practice Of Breeding To Type - ITS APPLICATION TO THE BREEDING OF DOGS, FARM ANIMALS, CAGE BIRDS AND OTHER SMALL PETS. By C.J. Davies. A VINTAGE DOG BOOKS CLASSIC REPRINT. Originally published in 1928, this scarce early work on breeding to type is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS have republished it, using the original text and photographs, as part of their CLASSIC BREED BOOKS series. The author was a highly respected breeder of his day who states:- "Breeding to type is the business of every farmer and fancier. No matter whether the breeder is dealing with show or merely useful stock, he is always consciously or unconsciously selecting and breeding for certain definite qualities which please his eye or promise to increase the value of the stock in which he is interested." The book's one hundred and eight pages consist of ten Comprehensive Chapters including six full page photos. Chapters deal with: Breeding to Type. False Doctrines. Pedigree. Modern Heredity. Mendelism. Establishing a Strain. Inbreeding. Methods of Mating. Colour. Heredity and Disease. Early Maturity. Sterility. Etc. Also included are a Breeders Table and a Table of Breeding Data. Breeding to type comes within the province of a great number of animal and bird fanciers, and is a subject upon which so many erroneous ideas are held. The author successfully attempts within these pages to place before breeders of every class of animal the rules which govern the production of standard types. Many of the earliest dog books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce, and increasingly expensive. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Because of the use of original artwork and tables some parts may be difficult to read.

Who Calls?

Author: David Campton
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
ISBN: 9780871291776
Category: Detective and mystery plays
Page: 28
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A Handbag

A Play
Author: Anthony Horowitz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780573052576
Page: 33
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A group of young people are rehearsing 'The Importance of Being Earnest' but, as they attempt to perform a play which is alien to them, it becomes apparent that their surroundings are not normal. Gradually, as tensions mount, squabbles ensue and each young person's story starts to emerge, the location is found to be an institution.

Chalk Farm

Author: AJ Taudevin,Kieran Hurley
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1783195207
Category: Drama
Page: 64
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Maggie is just in from Sainsbury’s Local to make a quick sandwich for Jamie. He likes his cheese and pickle. With the crusts off. A good heart, that lad. Not like those other boys around here. You know what boys are like. Laws unto themselves once they reach that age. But it’s those other boys, really. Not Jamie. A boy with a Batman lunch box? What harm is he to anybody? Co-written by AJ Taudevin and Kieran Hurley, Chalk Farm explores love, responsibility, and the culture of blame and retribution surrounding the 2011 English riots.

The Exam

Author: Andy Hamilton
Publisher: Collins Educational
ISBN: 9780007207251
Category: Children's plays, English
Page: 90
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The Exam is a funny but serious look at the pressures faced by students today, both at school and at home. The play is accompanied by teaching materials containing fantastic ideas for drama work, as well as other activities designed to answer English Framework and NC objectives. The exam is comic look at the pressures put on young people by parents and teachers. Andrew, Chas and Bea are three candidates of mixed ability who find themselves holed up in the same exam hall waiting for their papers to arrive. As the wait lengthens, each has to survive a powerful barrage of self doubt, parental pressure and adult incompetence. They must come to terms with themselves, their peers and parents a provoked and helped by a Exa , the mysterious, disembodied voice of the exam.

Handbook of Avian Hybrids of the World

Author: Eugene M. McCarthy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198040415
Category: Science
Page: 608
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With more than 5,000 works cited, Handbook of Avian Hybrids of the World is the greatest compendium of information ever published on hybridization in birds. Worldwide in scope, it provides information on all reported avian crosses, not only those occurring in captivity, but also in a natural setting (approximately 4,000 crosses are covered). This book is a basic reference, intended both for the serious birder and the professional biologist. McCarthy's work fills a need for reference material that takes into account the last half century of data. It will be of interest to workers in a wide variety of fields, ranging from animal behavior to genetics, ecology, zoology, and systematics. In fact, it will make fascinating reading for anyone interested in birds and the natural world.

On the Pulse of Morning

Author: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 0679748385
Category: Poetry
Page: 32
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A poem read for the inauguration of President Clinton looks at the history of the country, its problems, and the opportunities that lie ahead