Polly Parrett meets Polly parrot. Together, can they solve a murder mystery? Things just don't always go the right way for pet-sitter, Polly Parrett. Dogs and cats can be tough enough; now she finds herself having to cope with a moody macaw, a volatile new resident at her mother's halfway house for veterans, and oh yeah, a dead body. What's more, the parrot and Polly share the same name, which not only makes for a lot of confusion, but it just might be that the parrot is the smarter of the two.
The book is aimed directly at field identification. For those species that are sexually dimorphic, have both breeding and non-breeding plumages, or in which the juvenile plumage differs markedly from that of the adult, more than one photograph has been included. Thumbnail silhouettes aid the reader in quickly locating the correct group of birds, and for each species account a map shows the bird's distribution.
Aspects of reproduction covered in this volume include classification and phylogeny as revealed by molecular biology; anatomy of the male reproductive tract and organs; anatomy and evolution of copulatory structures; development and anatomy of the female reproductive tract; endocrinology of reproduction; ovarian dynamics and follicle development; spermatogenesis and testicular cycles; avian spermatozoa: structure and phylogeny; testis size, sperm size and sperm competition and lastly, fertilization.
Developing Multicultural Counseling Competence gives graduate students preparing to become counselors-and counselors new to their professions-innovative, evidence-based guidance for becoming multiculturally competent counselors. Comprehensive, thoughtful, and in-depth, the book takes readers beyond general discussions of race and ethnicity into the realm of a broader, more complex view of multiculturalism and social advocacy in clients' and trainees' lives. Included are engaging, self-reflective activities, discussion questions, case inserts, practitioner and client perspectives, and study aids-all designed to help readers see opportunities for experiential learning related to cultural diversity considerations and social advocacy issues within clients' social systems.
A gently daring brilliance is allowed to unfold into love in order to hold back the darkening of a failing world. When nothing in the world remains as it had been and all is lost, the focus falls on what is intrinsically true and deeply real. In this environment, what has started as a love story built on mutual support of one-another, becomes a sex story that extends the atmosphere of support into sexual unity that reaches deeper than any form of union that is normally allowed between two friends. When the conventions, beliefs, and emotions have been reduced to ashes by a nuclear-weapons accident, the precious little that we have remaining of one-another matters intensely. and becomes a treasure to hold onto. In this harsh and stark environment, even the ordinary becomes magical. The story ends in Hawaii, on the Island of Maui, at the end of the longest day, followed by a day of rest between dangerous rescue missions. The story, The Sound of a Bird Woke Me, is a sexual love story situated in a world darkened by a nuclear-weapons nightmare that luckily still remains fiction in the real world. The story that is singled out here comprises three chapters from my novel, Brighter than the Sun, written in the 1980s to explore the phenomenon of nuclear war and the committed folly to allow the preparations for it far it to proceed. Let's heal the world of this follow, so that the story will remain fiction forever. Only the precious that the story describes should remain reality and grow as it eventually does in the novel, Brighter than the Sun.
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