Night Heron

Author: Adam Brookes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405528575

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5105

Tell them, the Night Heron is hunting . . . A lone man escapes a labour camp in the dead of night, fleeing across the winter desert of north-west China. Two decades earlier, he was a spy for the British. Now he finds Beijing transformed and crawling with danger - the fugitive must quickly disappear on its surveillance-blanketed streets or face death. Desperate and ruthless, he reaches out to his one-time MI6 paymasters via journalist Philip Mangan, offering secrets in return for his life. Mangan is dragged into a deeper and deeper whirlpool of lies, as the secrets prove more valuable than either of them could ever have known... and not only to the British.

Millie and the Night Heron

Author: Catherine Bateson

Publisher: University of Queensland Press

ISBN: 0702241792

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 2135

"The daughter of an artist and a scientist, and your own interesting self, Millie. What more could you need?” But Millie isn’t sure that Tom, her mum’s boyfriend, is right about that. A new town, a school project due, an enemy called Tayla, a boy with the initials RH and Tom himself…. It’s all too much even for an interesting girl like Millie. But as her father says, change is needed, and sometimes it’s the biggest changes that make us who we are. Millie and the Night Heron is a gentle, lyrical and moving tale from award-winning author Catherine Bateson which reminds us all to stop and remember the important things in life.

The Night Heron

Author: Jez Butterworth

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781854596994

Category: Drama

Page: 83

View: 3995

A dark, funny, spellbinding play about a group of outcasts and eccentrics gathered in the Cambridgeshire fens. From the author of the Olivier Award-winning Mojo. The sighting of a rare bird attracts attention to a remote part of the fens. The visiting birdwatchers cannot know what dangers lie in the freezing darkness of the marshes. In an isolated cabin, Wattmore, bruised and bleeding, is recording the Old Testament onto cassette. Griffin arrives with fish and chips. Salvation is at hand - a cash prize for winning the university poetry competition, plus the arrival of a potential lodger. Meanwhile, the local townsfolk are stirring...

Night Heron

Author: Marilinne Cooper

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781505625165


Page: 278

View: 7630

Investigative journalist, Tyler Mackenzie, heads to rural northern Vermont in 1986 to write an article about of a renowned stained glass artist who died in 1955; his world is rocked when he meets her daughter who has been working anonymously as a bartender in the local inn. Together they uncover the sordid details surrounding her parents' dysfunctional marriage, her philandering father's gambling problems and her talented mother's mysterious death. The plot weaves suspense, passion, and revealing flashbacks into an evocative tale, richly populated with colorful New England village characters.

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife of New Jersey

Author: Bruce E. Beans,Larry Niles

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813532097

Category: Nature

Page: 303

View: 7988

"Endangered and Threatened Wildlife of New Jersey" is a richly illustrated color guide to the state's 73 most imperiled species, from bobcats to bobolinks, shortnosed sturgeons to loggerhead turtles, frosted elfins to triangle floaters, blue whales to American burying beetles.

Birds of Mississippi

Author: William H. Turcotte,David L. Watts

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781578061105

Category: Nature

Page: 455

View: 2137

"The authors, two long-time employees of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, take special care to provide ample descriptions of endangered birds in order to educate both enthusiasts of the outdoors and the general public about the grave consequences of delaying conservation. At a time when many species are declining or are threatened by loss of habitat, Birds of Mississippi pays special attention to migratory land birds and shorebirds, upland game birds, waterfowl, and predatory birds."--Jacket.

The Guide to Colorado Birds

Author: Mary Taylor Gray,Herbert Clarke

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 9781565792838

Category: Nature

Page: 255

View: 2209



"Birds, Indigenous Peoples, Culture and Society"

Author: Sonia C. Tidemann,Andrew Gosler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136543848

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 2824

Indigenous knowledge that embraces ornithology takes in whole social dimensions that are inter-linked with environmental ethos, conservation and management for sustainability. In contrast, western approaches have tended to reduce knowledge to elemental and material references. This book looks at the significance of indigenous knowledge of birds and their cultural significance, and how these can assist in framing research methods of western scientists working in related areas. As well as its knowledge base, this book provides practical advice for professionals in conservation and anthropology by demonstrating the relationship between mutual respect, local participation and the building of partnerships for the resolution of joint problems. It identifies techniques that can be transferred to different regions, environments and collections, as well as practices suitable for investigation, adaptation and improvement of knowledge exchange and collection in ornithology. The authors take anthropologists and biologists who have been trained in, and largely continue to practise from, a western reductionist approach, along another path - one that presents ornithological knowledge from alternative perspectives, which can enrich the more common approaches to ecological and other studies as well as plans of management for conservation.

Die Frau, die niemand kannte


Author: Chris Pavone

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492959512

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 4462

Die Amerikanerin Kate Moore zieht mit Mann und Kindern nach Luxemburg – sie freut sich auf ein entspanntes Leben als Mutter und Hausfrau. Endlich keine Geheimnisse mehr, endlich droht ihre zwielichtige Vergangenheit nicht mehr in ihr Privatleben einzudringen. Doch dann macht sie die Bekanntschaft des Exilantenpärchens Julia und Bill. Und die Gefahr, dass ihre wahre Identität ans Licht kommt, ist plötzlich größer denn je ...

Water birds

Author: Prideaux John Selby

Publisher: N.A


Category: Birds

Page: N.A

View: 5941


Das verhängnisvolle Talent des Herrn Rong


Author: Jia Mai

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641153689

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1610

Alles beginnt Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts mit Großmutter Rong. Um die Kunst der Traumdeutung zu erlernen, schickt die Matriarchin ihren Enkel ins Ausland – und dieser kommt als moderner Mann wieder. Aus der Salzhändlerdynastie Rong wird eine Familie von Mathematikern, in die einige Generationen später Jinzhen hineingeboren wird. Der Junge mit dem übergroßen Kopf ist von einer fast mythischen Aura umgeben, denn er versteht die Welt der Zahlen wie kein anderer. Mitte der 50er-Jahre gelingt es ihm, für den chinesischen Geheimdienst einen als undechiffrierbar geltenden Code zu brechen, und er wird als Nationalheld gefeiert. Doch dann taucht ein noch schwierigerer Code auf und droht, ihn in den Abgrund zu ziehen ... Wie kein Zweiter vermag es der Bestsellerautor Mai Jia, das rätselhafte Leben eines tragischen Genies einzufangen und mit großem epischem Atem in all seinen Schattierungen darzustellen. Ein Romanereignis aus China, das weltweit für Aufsehen sorgt.

Wild Things

Author: Michael McIntosh

Publisher: Down East Books

ISBN: 1608932443

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 406

View: 9777

This book is devoted to animals native to North America and dear to McIntosh's heart. He is master essayist, combining natural science, myth, history, poetry, and a lifetime of personal experience to bring these animals to life.

Birds of South Carolina

A Falcon Field Guide

Author: Todd Telander

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762792469

Category: Nature

Page: 104

View: 3405

Falcon Field Guides[TM] are full-color, visually appealing, on-the-go guides for identifying plants and animals and learning about nature.