The Bird and the Elephant

The Bird and the Elephant

The Bird and The Elephant is a poetic philosophical journey that starts with a chance encounter between and a bird and (that’s right, you guessed it!) an elephant.

Author: Dominic Smith

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784629557

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 100

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The Bird and The Elephant is a poetic philosophical journey that starts with a chance encounter between and a bird and (that’s right, you guessed it!) an elephant. Join their journey as they step through the jungle talking their way through ten philosophical subjects.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Elephant And The Cassowary

The Elephant And The Cassowary

Filled with descriptions of animals both in the wild and at home, of jungles and of the people who wander the forests in search of animals, this collection contains stories that are exhilarating and thought-provoking.

Author: Ruskin Bond

Publisher: Rupa Publications

ISBN: 8129146495

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 142

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There was a clumsy flapping of wings, a tremendous swelling of the bird's wattle and an undignified getting up, as if it were a floored boxer doing his best to beat the count of ten. Two mismatched animals meet and the result is a hilarious tale of how one got the better of the other. A photographer takes pictures of animals in the wild and writes about the hidden and mysterious world of the jungle. A tiger, used to its habitat, has to keep running from the humans who take up his home, till he has no more place for escape. Filled with descriptions of animals both in the wild and at home, of jungles and of the people who wander the forests in search of animals, this collection contains stories that are exhilarating and thought-provoking.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Elmer and the Big Bird

Elmer and the Big Bird

Elmer, the patchwork elephant, has been a favorite of children around the world for decades.

Author: David McKee

Publisher: Andersen Press USA

ISBN: 9781467703253

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Elmer, the patchwork elephant, has been a favorite of children around the world for decades. When Elmer realizes that the birds are being frightened by the big bully bird, he comes up with an ingenious solution which will rid them of the nasty bully for good!
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Gospel According to Disney

The Gospel According to Disney

None of the would-be mothers is more anxious than Mrs. Jumbo, an elephant in
the circus's winter quarters in Florida, who scans the dark, stormy skies for signs
of her delivery. When the bird does arrive with her baby, late, Mr. Stork reads the

Author: Mark I Pinsky

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664234674

Category: Performing Arts


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Explores the role that the animated features of Walt Disney played on the moral and spiritual development of generations of children by exploring 31 of the most popular Disney films, as well as recent developments such as the 1990s boycott of Disney by the Southern Baptist Convention. Original.
Categories: Performing Arts

Siho and Naga Lao Textiles

Siho and Naga  Lao Textiles

They also weave the two - headed Siho , carrying trees , flowers and Thani or
Khon Khob , Mom and birds ' favourite motifs for headscarves and Pha Biang –
shoulder shawls . Hong - Swan , Houng - Eagle , Hadsadiling - Bird - Elephant
Bird ...

Author: Edeltraud Tagwerker

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3631586892

Category: Social Science

Page: 195

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Siho and Naga are the most powerful mythological figures in Lao tradition manifested in their textiles. This book focuses on the history and culture of the creators of exquisitely hand woven fabrics that have attracted textile connoisseurs all over the world. The study leads not only to rare weaving techniques, patterns and natural dyes, but also to a vast ethnic diversity of people who used to live self sufficiently of their natural environment in rural areas or under royal patronage in ancient cities. Textiles have always been an integral part of the social and spiritual life of Lao people who now, after a devastating war, are challenged to come to terms with tourism, cash, and global market strategies. Siho and Naga shall raise awareness for urgent educational reform countrywide and encourage local and international preservers of Lao culture to continue their efforts to the benefit of Lao's young generation, who eventually will grasp the value of their own textiles in order to set them against cheap imports.
Categories: Social Science

My Life With Lions Tigers Bears Elephants

My Life With Lions  Tigers  Bears  Elephants

They were in the processof building anewbird house on topof the elephant barn.
It was really nice.After our tour ofthe zoo I asked him if I could use the bird house
to live in for awhile. Hesaid sure and gave methe keys to the building and keys ...

Author: Joe T. Frisco

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469127668

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 85

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This is my story. It may sound unbelievable but it is all true. My story starts in 1945 in Flushing, New York in Queens. My mother and father were divorced when I was two years old. I lived with my mother until I was eight years old. My dad came to see me on the weekends. He and I would go to the race tracks and watch the horses run. He knew a lot of people at the race tracks. This was a fun time. I met a lot of jockeys and trainers when I was nine years old. About this time I became hard for my mother to handle and she sent me to live with my dad. We lived in rooms at my grandfather’s apartment building. This is the beginning of my story.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Stories from Panchtantra

Stories from Panchtantra

Fight between a Bird and an Elephant Asparrow couple had a nest on a tamal
tree. The female sparrow was sitting on her eggs while her male sat on a nearby
branch keeping an eye over them. An elephant passed that way. As it was very
hot ...

Author: Mahesh Chandra Bhargava

Publisher: Pustak Mahal

ISBN: 9788122304541


Page: 80

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Here is a collection of legendary folk tales for children-with each tale involving humanized animal-world characters, who enact a metaphorical incident,and generating a moral at the end. The book serves as a practical help when encountering similar kind of piquant situations.

Learning Hadoop 2

Learning Hadoop 2

Prerequisites Download the elephant-bird-pig (
com/ twitter/elephantbird/elephant-bird-pig/4.5/elephant-bird-pig-4.5.jar),
elephant-bird-hadoop-compat ( ...

Author: Garry Turkington

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781783285525

Category: Computers

Page: 382

View: 470

If you are a system or application developer interested in learning how to solve practical problems using the Hadoop framework, then this book is ideal for you. You are expected to be familiar with the Unix/Linux command-line interface and have some experience with the Java programming language. Familiarity with Hadoop would be a plus.
Categories: Computers

Hanging with the Elephant

Hanging with the Elephant

'The young birds are tender. Isn't that the truth?' 'Aye, that's the truth,' I said,
affecting a rustic disposition that seemed appropriate. And off he went down
another aisle humming 'Love Me Tender', with a cleaving knife swinging from his
left ...

Author: Michael Harding

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444783124

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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'A compelling memoir. Absorbing and graced with a deceptive lightness of touch, [Hanging with the Elephant] is clever and brilliantly pieced together. Harding writes like an angel' Sunday Times From the No.1 bestselling author of Staring at Lakes, Talking to Strangers and On Tuesdays I'm A Buddhist 'In public or on stage, it's different. I'm fine. I have no bother talking to three hundred people, and sharing my feelings. But when I'm in a room on a one-to-one basis, I get lost. I can never find the right word. Except for that phrase - hold me.' Michael Harding's wife has departed for a six-week trip, and he has been left alone in their home in Leitrim. Faced with the realities of caring for himself for the first time since his illness two years before, Harding endeavours to tame the 'elephant' - an Asian metaphor for the unruly mind. As he does, he finds himself finally coming to terms with the death of his mother - a loss that has changed him more than he knows. Funny, searingly honest and profound, Hanging with the Elephant pulls back the curtain and reveals what it is really like to be alive.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Audubon Art Prints

Audubon Art Prints

ONE John James Audubon , the Double Elephant Folio , and the Original Havell
Prints In 1819 , John James Audubon was thirty - four years old , with a wife and
two young sons ... He committed himself to paint every bird in North America .

Author: Bill Steiner

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570035040

Category: Architecture

Page: 335

View: 327

This is a comprehensive reference to guide Audubon collectors through the modern marketplace. 77 illustrations.
Categories: Architecture

The Stolen White Elephant

The Stolen White Elephant

That was, that although the rear of my building was torn out and the only door
remained locked, the elephant had not been removed through the rent, but by
some other (undiscovered) outlet. All agreed that the robbers had made that rent
only ...

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781613100110


Page: 285

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Eddy the Elephant

Eddy the Elephant

Eddy the Elephant is a large careless Elephant. ... Eddy gets his trunk stuck and
his friends try to help him get loose, but, Lenny the mouse is too small to help,
Lance the lion is trying to be helpful but is always hungry, and Jay the bird is
smart ...

Author: Nader Barbari

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781449094300

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

View: 199

Eddy the Elephant is a large careless Elephant. He always seems to get into trouble but his time, he is up to his trunk in trouble. Eddy gets his trunk stuck and his friends try to help him get loose, but, Lenny the mouse is too small to help, Lance the lion is trying to be helpful but is always hungry, and Jay the bird is smart but does he have what it takes to help Eddy this time.
Categories: Fiction

The Royal Hunt in Eurasian History

The Royal Hunt in Eurasian History

145 Elephants Although not technically animals of the chase — a term normally
reserved for dogs , birds , and cats — elephants are included on three grounds :
first , to capture wild elephants , rulers had to organize major expeditions that ...

Author: Thomas Allsen

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812239261

Category: History

Page: 406

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From antiquity to the nineteenth century, the royal hunt was a vital component of the political cultures of the Middle East, India, Central Asia, and China. Besides marking elite status, royal hunts functioned as inspection tours and imperial progresses, a means of asserting kingly authority over the countryside. The hunt was, in fact, the "court out-of-doors," an open-air theater for displays of majesty, the entertainment of guests, and the bestowal of favor on subjects. In the conduct of interstate relations, great hunts were used to train armies, show the flag, and send diplomatic signals. Wars sometimes began as hunts and ended as celebratory chases. Often understood as a kind of covert military training, the royal hunt was subject to the same strict discipline as that applied in war and was also a source of innovation in military organization and tactics. Just as human subjects were to recognize royal power, so was the natural kingdom brought within the power structure by means of the royal hunt. Hunting parks were centers of botanical exchange, military depots, early conservation reserves, and important links in local ecologies. The mastery of the king over nature served an important purpose in official renderings: as a manifestation of his possession of heavenly good fortune he could tame the natural world and keep his kingdom safe from marauding threats, human or animal. The exchanges of hunting partners—cheetahs, elephants, and even birds—became diplomatic tools as well as serving to create an elite hunting culture that transcended political allegiances and ecological frontiers. This sweeping comparative work ranges from ancient Egypt to India under the Raj. With a magisterial command of contemporary sources, literature, material culture, and archaeology, Thomas T. Allsen chronicles the vast range of traditions surrounding this fabled royal occupation.
Categories: History

The Divine Luminous Wisdom

The Divine Luminous Wisdom

The elephant, which is not afraid of wind or rain, is afraid of a bird called "
Anairanch-pul", whose feet have talons which can tear away the skin and flesh of
the elephant. Man uses the elephant-goad, which has the shape of the talons of
the ...

Author: M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen

Publisher: The Fellowship Press

ISBN: 0914390112

Category: Religion

Page: 308

View: 539

Categories: Religion

Mock Modernism

Mock Modernism

Question – The court asked you if you would call this a bird. If Brancusi called it a
tiger, would you? There were objections. Presiding Justice Waite said it made no
difference whether the thing be called a bird or an elephant, the question was ...

Author: Leonard Diepeveen

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442661806

Category: Art

Page: 448

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How was the modernist movement understood by the general public when it was first emerging? This question can be addressed by looking at how modernist literature and art were interpreted by journalists in daily newspapers, mainstream magazines like Punch and Vanity Fair, and literary magazines. In the earliest decades of the movement – before modernist artists were considered important, and before modernism’s meaning was clearly understood – many of these interpretations took the form of parodies. Mock Modernism is an anthology of these amusing pieces, the overwhelming majority of which have not been in print since the first decades of the twentieth century. They include Max Beerbohm’s send-up of Henry James; J.C. Squire’s account of how a poet, writing deliberately incomprehensible poetry as a hoax, became the poet laureate of the British Bolshevist Revolution; and the Chicago Record-Herald’s account of some art students’ “trial” of Henri Matisse for “crimes against anatomy.” An introduction and headnotes by Leonard Diepeveen highlight the usefulness of these pieces for comprehending media and public perceptions of a form of art that would later develop an almost unassailable power.
Categories: Art

Inseminating the Elephant

Inseminating the Elephant

Logic says we should make omens of our Garbos and our birds (but which one
bears the message? which one just the mess?). From the kayak, I've seen
pigeons nesting underneath the pier (a dim ammoniated stink) where one flew
into my ...

Author: Lucia Perillo

Publisher: Copper Canyon Press

ISBN: 9781556592959

Category: Poetry

Page: 93

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An unflinching and gritty book from MacArthur Fellow and winner of the Kingsley Tufts Award.
Categories: Poetry

The Lost Elephant

The Lost Elephant

Richard Jenkins. This gave him comfort. All the birds in the trees flew away
whenever he trumpeted, and this made him laugh. One day a bird asked him "
Why do you make such a noise?" "We are kind and we can show you the way.

Author: Richard Jenkins


ISBN: 9781291445961



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Elephant Story

Elephant Story

When the bird collection was donated to the London Zoological Society, Scott
went with it. By the time Jumbo arrived in London, Scott had been promoted to
antelopes.He had no experience with elephants and that was exactly what
Bartlett ...

Author: Les Harding

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786406326

Category: Social Science

Page: 135

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This history traces Jumbo's life from his capture in East Africa to his tragic death in an 1885 railway accident in Canada. It is the story of how one man and one animal came together in a big way to shape popular culture.
Categories: Social Science

You re the Elephant Man

You re the Elephant Man

... bird collection as well, so lots of his time was spent preparing food for, and
feeding the birds. I recall the flamingo food was particularly nasty, containing, as
it did, this smelly oil we fed the flamingoes to keep them pink. At about the same
time ...

Author: Frank Kinsey Evans

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595125005

Category: Nature

Page: 216

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This book is a series of vignettes about my life in the wild animal business. It brings the reader into the mind of the people who are responsible for caring and maintaining all of the wild animals in captivity today. It illustrates the many emotions which come into play when one deals with wild animals, some of whom can be dangerous. It lets the reader experience those emotions whithout incurring the risk.
Categories: Nature