Night Heron

Author: Adam Brookes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405528575

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6138

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: 9290

"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: 5551

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...

Die Frau, die niemand kannte


Author: Chris Pavone

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492959512

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 7209

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 ...

Night Heron

Author: Marilinne Cooper

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781721630493


Page: 498

View: 4444

Investigative journalist, Tyler Mackenzie, heads to rural northern Vermont in 1986 to write an article about 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.

The Guide to Colorado Birds

Author: Mary Taylor Gray,Herbert Clarke

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 9781565792838

Category: Nature

Page: 255

View: 4358


Endangered and Threatened Wildlife of New Jersey

Author: Bruce E. Beans,Larry Niles

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813532097

Category: Nature

Page: 303

View: 9682

"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.

Avian Cognition

Exploring the Intelligence, Behavior, and Individuality of Birds

Author: Debra S. Herrmann

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498748430

Category: Medical

Page: 535

View: 5581

Unlike any other book, Avian Cognition thoroughly examines avian intelligence, behavior, and individuality. Preferences, choices, motivation, and habits of species, flocks, and individual birds are discussed and compared. This book investigates who birds are and why they do what they do. Daily, seasonal, and play activities, creativity, reasoning abilities, problem-solving skills, social interaction, life stages, and communication patterns are described, and a distinction is made between vocalizations that are learned and those that are inherited. The behavior and intelligence of both wild and pet birds is compared, and unlike other books, entire chapters are devoted to a single species.

Taxonomy of the birds of the world

The complete checklist of all bird species and subspecies of the world

Author: fotolulu

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3748165692

Category: Science

Page: 700

View: 7021

How do you come up with the idea to list all the birds in the world including the subspecies and to give all birds English names? There is a reason for it - my favorite saying, whose author is unknown: "Everyone said that ́s not possible - then there was one who did not know that and just did it!" I am an animal photographer and probably a little bit crazy. Ive built a complete animal database for mammals and birds over the last decade. This facilitates my work in determining and archiving images and assigning keywords, especially among the many subspecies. With this book, I would like to give all birding friends and ornithologists a complete overview in English. For this I have given unique English names to all subspecies. The naming should not meet any scientific requirements. The names are based on translations from the Latin name, geographical distribution areas and the names of the discoverers. The entries consist of the scientific name, the English name, the distribution areas and the author. I wish you a lot of fun with this book, but especially while watching the fascinating birdlife. fotolulu

Water birds

Author: Prideaux John Selby

Publisher: N.A


Category: Birds

Page: N.A

View: 5985


Wild Things

Author: Michael McIntosh

Publisher: Down East Books

ISBN: 1608932443

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 406

View: 8287

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.

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

Author: Jon Lloyd Dunn,Jonathan K. Alderfer

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780792253143

Category: Nature

Page: 503

View: 7573

A completely revised and updated fifth edition of the popular birding handbook provides identification tips, full-color artwork, new locator and range maps, information on behavior and nesting, new plumage and species classification data, and other valuable facts about more than eight hundred North American birds. Original. 75,000 first printing.

Birds of South Carolina

A Falcon Field Guide

Author: Todd Telander

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762792469

Category: Nature

Page: 104

View: 1333

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

Birds of North Carolina

A Falcon Field Guide

Author: Todd Telander

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762792442

Category: Nature

Page: 104

View: 5107

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

Cruickshank's Photographs of Birds of America

177 Photographs and Text

Author: Allan D. Cruickshank

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486234977

Category: Photography

Page: 182

View: 5212

A noted naturalist's black-and-white photographs of one hundred fifty species and subspecies common to and endangered in the United States are supported by informative descriptive notes and anecdotes