The Eagle Watchers

Author: Ruth Tingay
Editor: Comstock Publishing Associates
ISBN: 0801459389
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Eagles have fascinated humans for millennia. For some, the glimpse of a distant eagle instantly becomes a treasured lifelong memory. Others may never encounter a wild eagle in their lifetime. This book was written by people who have dedicated years to the study of eagles, to provide an insider's view for all readers, but especially those who have never been up close and personal with these magnificent yet often misunderstood creatures. In their stories, twenty-nine leading eagle researchers share their remarkable field experiences, providing personal narratives that don't feature in their scientific publications. They tell of their fear at being stalked by grizzly bears, their surprise at being followed by the secret police, their embarrassment when accidentally firing mortar rockets over a school gymnasium, and their sense of awe at tracking eagles via satellite. The reader experiences the cultural shock of being guest of honor at a circumcision ceremony, the absurdity of sharing an aquatic car with the Khmer Rouge, and the sense of foreboding at being press-ganged into a frenzied tribal death march through the jungle. The Eagle Watchers covers twenty-four species on six continents, from well known (bald eagle; golden eagle), to obscure (black-and-chestnut eagle; New Guinea harpy eagle), and from common (African fish eagle) to critically endangered (Philippine eagle; Madagascar fish eagle). The diverse experiences vividly described in this book reveal the passion, dedication, and sense of adventure shared by those who study these majestic birds and strive for their conservation. Featuring stunning color photographs of the eagles, information on raptor conservation, a global list of all eagle species with ranges and conservation status, and a color map of the sites visited in the book, The Eagle Watchers will appeal to birders, conservationists, and adventure travelers alike. To further support the conservation programs described in this book, all royalties are being donated to two leading nonprofit organizations for raptor conservation training and fieldwork: Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Intern Program and the National Birds of Prey Trust.

The Watchers On The Longships

Author: James Francis Cobb
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Wind Catchers

Author: Volta Torrey
Editor: E P Dutton
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The Peterson Magazine

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Peterson S Magazine

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All Hands

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Lippincott S Monthly Magazine A Popular Journal Of General Literature

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Weather Warnings For Watchers Illustrations

Author: The Clerk
Editor: LONDON HOULSTON AND SONS
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The late Admiral Fitzroy entertained the opinion that the various phenomena which go to form what we call “weather” are “measurable at any place, and that having these measurements at various places over a given area, such as the British Isles, we ought to be able to foresee the peculiar results as regards the direction and force of air currents which have their distinctive weather characteristics in relation to temperature, rainfall, and electrical manifestations.” A conviction of the soundness of this opinion has induced the writer to make the present compilation, in the hope that many who have hitherto avoided the subject of meteorology and the weather may find interesting matter, where before all seemed dull and technical. Any attempt at rigid mathematical accuracy is disclaimed at the outset; the leading principles involved in weather forecasting and storm prevision will, however, be stated in a sufficiently definite manner to divest the subject of the mystery in which it has hitherto seemed to be enshrined, and thus enable the unscientific reader to become weather-wise, and casual observers to note weather phenomena with some degree of method and precision. On page 4 will be found a list of works which have proved useful aids in making the present compilation. The writer desires to acknowledge his indebtedness to the various authors and publishers, and especially to Mr. Strachan, for permission to quote from his able pamphlet on “Weather Forecasts, and Storm Prevision,” and to reproduce the valuable table on page 37, for Calculating Heights of Mountains, from the fourth edition of his handy “Pocket Meteorological Register.” The publication of Weather Reports in the daily journals must have convinced the most indifferent that much greater importance is now attached to weather phenomena than formerly; and this conviction will be deepened when it is remembered that a Parliamentary grant of £10,000 is annually expended in support of the Meteorological Office and its seven fully organized observatories in this country, while America expends no less a sum than £80,000 annually in the pursuit of weather wisdom; and the leading nations of Europe have also established meteorological observatories in suitable localities. The balloon ascents of Messrs. Glaisher and Coxwell attracted much attention to the instruments used in estimating atmospheric phenomena, and awakened a desire to know something of the functions of a barometer, thermometer, hygrometer, &c., and especially of the classification of those important weather-warners, clouds. These subjects will be found duly noted in their order, and every phenomenon being traced to its source, Solar Radiation, it is hoped that these pages may prove generally acceptable, and be deemed not altogether unworthy of “The Clerk of the Weather.”

Bygone Cumberland And Westmorland

Author: Daniel Scott
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Flying Magazine

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The Watchers On The Longships

Author: James Francis Cobb
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An Exposition Of The Old And New Testament

Author: Matthew Henry
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Science Through Multiple Intelligences

Author: Robert Barkman
Editor: Chicago Review Press
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This resource helps teachers to help students become confident, competent, and responsible investigators of the world around them. Each activity is built upon an ecological principle, a scientific objective, and a national science standard. Each of the 36 outdoor lessons is accompanied by tasks, concepts, resources, and enrichment questions. Students construct knowledge from patterns they discover in lessons ranging from squirrels to leaves.

Stories About Birds And Bird Watchers From Bird Watcher S Digest

Author: Mary Beacom Bowers
Editor: Atheneum Books
ISBN: 9780689110931
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A Field Guide To Personal Computers For Bird Watchers And Other Naturalists

Author: Edward M. Mair
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Cultural Links Between Portugal And Italy In The Renaissance

Author: K. J. P. Lowe
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
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Cultural contacts between Portugal and Italy, the two most innovative European areas in the 15th and 16th centuries are rarely systematically explored. Both were to influence the whole world for the next five hundred years: Portugal by its voyages of discovery and establishment of a world empire, and Italy by its reworking of the classical tradition and the rebirth of its arts. This book maps the cultural interconnections, exchanges, and influences between the two, their individual chronologies and priorities, similarities and differences.; The volume's three emphases are originality, interdis.

The Living Age

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High Technology

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An Exposition Of The Old And New Testament Wherein Each Chapter Is Summed Up In Its Contents The Sacred Text Inserted At Large In Distinct Paragraphs Each Paragraph Reduced To Its Proper Heads The Sense Given And Largely Illustrated With Practical Remarks And Observations By Matthew Henry A New Edition Edited By The Rev George Burder And The Rev Joseph Hughes With The Life Of The Author By The Rev Samuel Palmer

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