Man and Wildfowl


Author: Janet Kear
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408137615
Category: Nature
Page: 288
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The involvement of humans with ducks, geese and swans has probably been closer than with any other group of birds, today and for several millenia past. This involvement, in its many aspects, is the theme of this compelling and readable account by an Assistant Director of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. Dr Kear ranges widely, from a summary of the taxonomy and natural history of wildfowl, through a history of domestication world wide, to wildfowling, decoys, conservation and captive breeding, conflicts with agriculture, and wildfowl in legend and literature. Throughout, the text abounds with little-known facts and insights to intrigue the general reader and expert alike - a reflection of the author's wide reading and affection for her subject. Jacket illustrations by Joe Blossom

Collected Books

The Guide to Identification and Values
Author: Allen Ahearn,Patricia Ahearn
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 1883060141
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 817
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An introduction to and advice on book collecting with a glossary of terms and tips on how to identify first editions and estimated values for over 20,000 collectible books published in English (including translations) over the last three centuries-about half are literary titles in the broadest sense (novels, poetry, plays, mysteries, science fiction, and children's books); and the other half are non-fiction (Americana, travel and exploration, finance, cookbooks, color plate, medicine, science, photography, Mormonism, sports, et al).

Examples Illustrating AACR 2

Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, Second Edition
Author: Eric Joseph Hunter,Nicholas J. Fox
Publisher: London : Library Association
ISBN: N.A
Category: Anglo-American cataloguing rules
Page: 184
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Peter Scott: Collected Writings, 1933-1989


Author: Peter Scott
Publisher: The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
ISBN: 0900806702
Category: Nature
Page: 306
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Peter Scott: Collected Writings, 1933-1989 brings together some of Peter Scott’s most inspiring, perceptive and entertaining writings, with a foreword by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. From rocket-netting wild geese to an address to the Pope, Scott’s writings show the energy and passion that underpinned his commitment to nature conservation. Produced for a range of publications over more than fifty years, many of the nearly forty pieces in this volume have never been published in book format before.

Smthng about Auth


Author: N.A
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780810300941
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 272
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Provides biographical information on the men and women who write and illustrate children's books

Something about the Author


Author: Anne Commire
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780810300941
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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Provides biographical information on the men and women who write and illustrate children's books

How to obtain British books

a guide for booksellers, librarians and other professional bookbuyers ...
Author: Publishers' Association
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Reference
Page: 127
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Charlie und die Schokoladenfabrik


Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783499213366
Category:
Page: 158
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So ein sagenhaftes Glück für den armen hungrigen Charlie! Er darf die geheimnisvolle Fabrik besichtigen, wo Schokoladenströme fliessen und die tollsten Erfindungen gemacht werden. Ab 7. - Vgl. Kinofilm.

Living with the Planet

Making a Difference in a Time of Climate Change
Author: Catherine Von Ruhland
Publisher: Lion Books
ISBN: 0745952550
Category: Nature
Page: 224
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Provides an overview of the Earth and covers issues including global warming, deforestation, resource exploitation, and threatened wildlife.

Birds Britannica


Author: Mark Cocker,Richard Mabey
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 518
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Birds Britannica is neither an identification guide nor a behavioural study (though both these subjects enter its field). It covers cultural links; social history; birds as food; ecology; the lore and language of birds; myths, art, literature and music; anecdotes, birdsong and rare facts; modern developments; migration, the seasons and our sense of place. An attempt to describe the interaction of birds and humans, it captures the essence of why birds matter. AUTHOR BIO contd: RICHARD MABEY is Britain's foremost nature writer, as famous for the beauty of his prose as for his exceptional knowledge and insights. He wrote Flora Britannica, a truly ground-breaking book about botany and the blue-print for Birds Britannica. His previous books include Food for Free, The Unofficial Countryside, The Book of Nightingales and Nature Cure. His biography of Gilbert White won the Whitbread Biography Award. CHRIS GOMERSALL (photographer and picture researcher) is renowned as one of Britain's finest wildlife photographers. He is the author of the standard book about how to photograph birds. JONATHAN ELPHICK (specialist text research) is an experienced editor specialising in wildlife subjects. He is the author of Birds: the art of ornithology and The Birdwatcher's Handbook.

Three stories

The snow goose, The small miracle, Ludmila
Author: Paul Gallico
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780860090458
Category: Fiction
Page: 187
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