A Love Affair with Birds

A Love Affair with Birds

model for an impressionable young man, but it was his partner, W. L. Tiffany, who was interested in birds. Thomas gravitated toward Tiffany, later describing him as a “thorough out-of-door man,” and Tiffany, in turn, took a special ...

Author: Sue Leaf

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816688821

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

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Imagine a Minneapolis so small that, on calm days, the roar of St. Anthony Falls could be heard in town, a time when passenger pigeons roosted in neighborhood oak trees. Now picture a dapper professor conducting his ornithology class (the university’s first) by streetcar to Lake Harriet for a morning of bird-watching. The students were mostly young women—in sunhats, sailor tops, and long skirts, with binoculars strung around their necks. The professor was Thomas Sadler Roberts (1858–1946), a doctor for three decades, a bird lover virtually from birth, the father of Minnesota ornithology, and the man who, perhaps more than any other, promoted the study of the state’s natural history. A Love Affair with Birds is the first full biography of this key figure in Minnesota’s past. Roberts came to Minnesota as a boy and began keeping detailed accounts of Minneapolis’s birds. These journals, which became the basis for his landmark work The Birds of Minnesota, also inform this book, affording a view of the state’s rich avian life in its early days—and of a young man whose passion for birds and practice of medicine among Minneapolis’s elite eventually dovetailed in his launching of the beloved Bell Museum of Natural History. Bird enthusiast, doctor, author, curator, educator, conservationist: every chapter in Roberts’s life is also a chapter in the state’s history, and in his story acclaimed author Sue Leaf—an avid bird enthusiast and nature lover herself—captures a true Minnesota character and his time.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Theodore Roosevelt Naturalist in the Arena

Theodore Roosevelt  Naturalist in the Arena

Theodore Roosevelt's Love Affair with Birds Duane G. Jundt Most Americans can identify Theodore Roosevelt as a former ... an accomplished ornithologist and one of the most important figures in the history of American bird conservation.

Author: Char Miller

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496213143

Category: History

Page: 260

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Theodore Roosevelt’s scientific curiosity and love of the outdoors proved a defining force throughout his hectic life as a rancher and explorer, police commissioner and governor of New York, vice president and president of the United States. Conservation and natural history were parts of a whole for this driven, charismatic public servant, and Roosevelt approached the natural world with joy and a passionate engagement. Drawing on an array of approaches—biographical, ecological and environmental, literary and political, Theodore Roosevelt, Naturalist in the Arena analyzes this energetic man’s manifold encounters with the great outdoors. George Bird Grinnell, Gifford Pinchot, John Muir, and William Hornaday were among the many conservationists with whom Roosevelt corresponded, collaborated, hiked, and governed—and in turn, inspired. Together, Roosevelt and his contemporaries developed a progressive argument for the conservation of natural resources as a way to construct a more democratic nation-state. This legacy also comes with some troubling domestic and global implications, as Roosevelt fused his call for the conservation of resources—natural and human, domestically and internationally—with a deep-seated conviction that some were more fit than others to control the world and define its future.
Categories: History

Bird Lady

Bird Lady

A lifelong love affair with birds Elizabeth Le Geyt, Michael Le Geyt. remote connection. It was Harvey who resolved problems with my email account or with my Internet service provider. To this day I maintain a love-hate relationship ...

Author: Elizabeth Le Geyt

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781460242612

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

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In Bird Lady, Elizabeth Le Geyt recounts a century of birding experiences in which she shares her heartfelt devotion to her feathered friends. In collaboration with her son Michael, Elizabeth began and completed these memoirs during her 100th year. She describes her early years of living and birdwatching in Britain where she explored the woods, the moors and the seashores searching out her beloved birds. Following an abrupt move to Canada, she was forced to begin again, this time studying the birds of North America. Learn how Elizabeth cared for, and released into the wild, more than 30 species of young birds orphaned by assorted misfortunes. Enjoy the antics of Jacko, her talking African grey parrot; the incredible survival story of Joey the pigeon; and the efforts made to save Rattles the kingfisher. Join her on birding tours as she visits South Africa, Mexico, Costa Rica, Trinidad, Britain and Arizona. Share her excitement as she thrills to the sight of exotic birds like resplendent quetzals, blue-throated hummingbirds and fiery-billed aracaris. Learn from her century of accumulated wisdom as she concludes her memoirs with an impassioned plea for better environmental stewardship of our planet and its myriad life forms.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Bird Watching for Boozers

Bird Watching for Boozers

Whatever it was I didn't get to say it, because before I could speak he said, “Anyway, I hope you see that my love affair with bird watching is not just about my love affair with booze. I really do love it. The bird watching that is.

Author: Stephen Molineux

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781450073516

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

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This is a story of a college kid who joins his alcoholic novelist-wannabe father Mole Molineux and his cast of oddball friendsSuitcase, Beans, and Josh Keenanas they embark on a booze- and drug-filled bird-watching expedition through Pennsylvania and New Jersey. They jam to Creedence, ride a pony, find a pig in a blanket, preach the gospel to turkeys, and teach an Asian Brothel the wonders of Old Yeller as they head to the World Series of Birding. An offbeat coming-of-age tale about drinking, birding, and finding your place in the world.
Categories: Fiction

Death Twitch

Death Twitch

The premier annual birding event in Australia was an extravaganza. ... Attendees spontaneously broke into bird song mimicking their favourite bird calls. ... able to develop a career around his love affair with birds.

Author: DT Bomba

Publisher: DT Bomba

ISBN: 9781540107404

Category: Fiction


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A bird lover's cozy mystery. Twitching in Australia's Outback turns deadly! Down Under is a land famous for adventure. But as enterprising research nomads Nora Pinot and Steve Summers discover, even paradise has its downsides. An Outback birdwatching tour to find Australia's mysterious palm cockatoo turns out to be filled with treachery and murder. Probo is under threat and needs a lifeline. The journey of a lifetime to the tip of Cape York proves to be more than any of the twitchers had bargained on. For some this truly is the last ride. Trying to untangle the dark web of bird smuggling pushes Nora and Steve to their limits as they scramble to solve the mystery before the tour ends. Did the birds do it or was it all just a big cultural misunderstanding? A fun light hearted mystery that will make you smile and keep you guessing. This is the debut novel featuring the Mad Professor and the Adventure Doctor. Two amateur sleuths who have joined the ranks of Australia's "grey nomads" and travel around Australia in a snazzy caravan. They happen to get into all sorts of murky situations which requires them to solve some pretty wicked mysteries.
Categories: Fiction

Moose Peterson s Guide to Wildlife Photography

Moose Peterson s Guide to Wildlife Photography

Chapter IV Bird Tales : Combining it all in the Field teach you . was a “ birder ” long before I ever picked and more photographers in the field , has Tup a camera . My love affair with birds produced greater images , many never began ...

Author: Bruce Peterson

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 1579904823

Category: Photography

Page: 198

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With more than 20 years' experience in wildlife photography, Moose Peterson is America's most accomplished documenter of endangered species. He reveals his professional secrets and techniques in his most comprehensive and spectacularly photographed guide to date. Peterson explains exactly how to make the most of your equipment and how to use animals' habits to optimize your results. Find the right tools for the job, including every type of lens; learn techniques such as panning, shooting from blinds, and remote triggering of the flash; and take expert advice on how to make the subject really come to life in your images. Understand how to use animals' habits to optimize your results, see how to frame the animal within a background for that perfect shot, and explore techniques for modifying the natural light to really highlight your subject. Of course, Peterson has fascinating stories to tell about his own experiences, and his fabulous photos provide real enjoyment even as they teach valuable lessons.
Categories: Photography

Treasury of Audubon Birds

Treasury of Audubon Birds

Primarily, though, Audubon was an artist, and his greatest legacy is his monumental series of portraits of the birds of ... he began a love affair with North American wildlife, particularly birds, that ended only with his death in 1851.

Author: John James Audubon

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486846569

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Featuring the snowy egret, wild turkey, brown pelican, screech owl, and many others, this new collection gathers 130 select plates from Audubon's octavo edition. Includes an informative Introduction to the artist and his work.
Categories: Art

Our Life With Birds

Our Life With Birds

Love Affair with a Great White Bird — Whooping Crane : 1980/1990 The tall , stately birds stride across the coastal marsh , stopping occasionally to pluck a tasty morsel from the shallow water . The two adults are plumaged in immaculate ...

Author: Gloria A. Tveten

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1585443808

Category: Nature

Page: 236

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For nearly a quarter of a century, John and Gloria Tveten wrote a weekly column, called “Nature Trails,” for the Houston Chronicle. Wide ranging in both subject matter and geography, their writings reflected a rewarding life of travel, study, and observation in nature, including many memorable encounters with birds. Through the Tvetens’ engaging accounts, readers travel vicariously to canoe a Minnesota lake alongside common loons, experience the rare thrill of sighting a snowy owl on a boat dock in Louisiana, count a record number of birds on the Texas coast, or spot tropical tanagers in a Brazilian rainforest. Now gathered together in Our Life with Birds, these writings let us sit back and enjoy the best of John and Gloria Tveten as they tell about the fun of listing, banding, and other games birders play; about the behavior, variety, and beauty of birds; about the imperiled as well as the favored species; and about the simple joy to be had in living with birds.
Categories: Nature

Love and Other Rare Birds

Love and Other Rare Birds

When their love affair is put to the test by the homophobia of their family, community, and culture, Bindi and Rimli will need to fight for a chance at love. (978-1-63679-203-3) Perfectly Matched by Toni Logan.

Author: Angie Williams

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc

ISBN: 9781636791098

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

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Ornithologist Dr. Jamie Martin doesn’t have time for romance. She’s spent her life living up to her biologist-turned-conservative-senator father’s idea of who she should be. When she discovers that a bird thought to be extinct has been sighted in Alaska, Jaime seizes the opportunity to finally step out of her father’s shadow and make her career her own. As a park ranger in Alaska’s largest national wilderness, all Rowan Fleming wants is to escape the stress of her failed marriage in the lower forty-eight. She needs solitude to heal her broken heart, so being ordered to act as a guide for an entitled senator’s daughter isn’t exactly a walk in the park. Jaime and Rowan couldn’t be more different, but as the landscape grows treacherous and remote, they’re forced to work together to find the elusive bird. Three arguments, two whispered confessions, and one rogue bear later, they’re beginning to suspect love isn’t extinct, after all.
Categories: Fiction

44 Years With The Same Bird

44 Years With The Same Bird

A Liverpudlian Love Affair Brian Reade. The anger towards the new American owners had been building for months. By the middle of February, enough had become enough. More than 600 of us met in the Olympia Theatre in West Derby Road, ...

Author: Brian Reade

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330540421

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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There have been football books which have told their tale through the partisan heart of a besotted fan, and those that have dissected their subject through the scientific mind of an objective writer. But rarely does one fuse the blind passion of a lifelong supporter with the cold eye of an award-winning journalist in the way 44 Years With The Same Bird does. That bird is the Liver Bird, and on the surface this book is a pitch-side view of the entire modern era of Britain's most successful football club. It is Brian Reade's take on the extraordinary stories behind the 48 trophies he has seen Liverpool lift since watching them en route to their first ever FA Cup win in 1965, right through to the Champions League defeat in Athens in 2007. It takes in all of the big nights that propelled the club to five European Cups, three UEFA Cups, twelve titles, countless domestic cup triumphs, bitter failures, the tragic disasters in Sheffield and Brussels, as well as the barren years of the late 60s and the 90s. But the book goes far deeper than that. It's about how football allowed a father who was separated from his son to forge a precious bond. How a football club can make a city that is dying on its knees keep believing in itself. How you should never, as a professional, get too close to your heroes. How being part of a disaster at a football match (Hillsborough) can leave you a mental wreck, unwilling to carry on, but how witnessing a miracle on a football pitch (Istanbul) makes you realize that no matter how low you sink, you should never give in.
Categories: Sports & Recreation