Author Nikki Moustaki certainly cannot resist the splendid lovebird, and her valentine to this irresistible avian wonder is the subject of this Complete Care Made Easy pet guide. This colorful guide offers vital information to both new and experienced bird keepers about this hookbilled parrot, covering all aspects of selecting, caring for, and maintaining well-behaved happy pet birds.
THE BIRDMAN OF TREADWELL Through his diaries Edwin Warren takes you back in time over a hundred years ago as if in a time capsule. It is as if you are there by his side and can imagine you are in his place as he witnesses death and injury on all too many occasions in the world famous Treadwell gold mine on Douglas Island, Alaska. You will experience the daily routine working at the mine including a near riot, rescuing a little Indian boy from a near tragic fall, the Treadwell Ghost, the fear of working with an incompetent hoist operator who dropped the cage on several occasions including once with volatile explosives. Working as a powder man you will come close to death in a near collision with the ore train and the powder truck. You will experience what the accommodations were like at the beginning of the last century on the many different steam boats Edwin sailed on during his two adventures to Alaska.
Part autobiography, part natural history, Bird Cloud is the glorious story of Annie Proulx s piece of the Wyoming landscape and her home there. Bird Cloud is the name Annie Proulx gave to 640 acres of Wyoming wetlands and prairie and four-hundred-foot cliffs plunging down to the North Platte River. On the day she first visited, a cloud in the shape of a bird hung in the evening sky. Proulx also saw pelicans, bald eagles, golden eagles, great blue herons, ravens, scores of bluebirds, harriers, kestrels, elk, deer and a dozen antelope. She fell in love with the land, then owned by the Nature Conservancy, and she knew what she wanted to build on it a house in harmony with her work, her appetites and her character, a library surrounded by bedrooms and a kitchen. Bird Cloud is the story of designing and constructing that house with its solar panels, Japanese soak tub, concrete floor, and elk horn handles on kitchen cabinets. It is also an enthralling natural history and archaeology of the region inhabited for millennia by Ute, Arapaho, and Shoshone Indians and a family history, going back to nineteenth-century Mississippi riverboat captains and Canadian settlers. Proulx, a writer with extraordinary powers of observation and compassion, here turns her lens on herself. We understand how she came to be living in a house surrounded by wilderness, with shelves for thousands of books and long worktables on which to heap manuscripts, research materials and maps, and how she came to be one of the great American writers of her time."
Pumpkin the puppy, Sultan the tiger, Petite the pony, and the rest of the Disney Palace Pets come together to throw a ball in the latest Whisker Haven Tales adventure! Children ages 4 to 6 will love this Step 1 Step into Reading leveled reader featuring over 30 shimmery stickers!Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words. Rhymes and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story. For children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading on their own."
Get inspired artistically, mentally, and spiritually with this gorgeous book of quotes to colour and display. Featuring over 45 tear out designs to decorate your home of office, or give as a personal gift to someone special.
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