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After Aesop

Improvisations on Aesop's Fables

Author: Steven Carter

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 076185147X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 226

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This book adds parodies Aesop, perhaps the world's best-known author, produced hundreds of fables that have been re-told countless times, on a one-to-one basis. By turns hilarious, poignant, and profound, the more than 200 entries in After Aesop will instruct and entertain a diverse modern audience.

The Land of Israel

A Journal of Travels in Palestine, Undertaken with Special Reference to Its Physical Character

Author: Henry Baker Tristram

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108042058

Category: History

Page: 706

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Ornithologist and clergyman H. B. Tristram's account, published in 1865, of Palestine illuminates the contemporary relationship between religion and the natural sciences.


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London Charivari

Author: Mark Lemon,Henry Mayhew,Tom Taylor,Shirley Brooks,Sir Francis Cowley Burnand,Sir Owen Seaman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Caricatures and cartoons

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The Poetry of Birds

Author: Simon Armitage

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141941863

Category: Poetry

Page: 384

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Birds are the most obvious wild things we have around us. They are much watched and much loved, not least by poets. Bird poetry is as old as British poetry itself, and a remarkable number of poets have written poems about birds. Indeed some of the most famous poems in the language concern birds, from Keats's nightingale and Shelley's skylark to Yeats's swans and Hardy's thrush. In this wonderful anthology poet Simon Armitage and birdwatching enthusiast Tim Dee gather together the best of the past and the present, including those famous poems but also many overlooked gems. And in a fascinating divergence from standard anthology practice, the poems are organized according to ornithological classification, beginning with poems by Marianne Moore and David Wright on the ostrich and the emperor penguin and ending with Emily Dickinson and Wallace Stevens on the oriole and the blackbird.

Memoirs Relating to European and Asiatic Turkey

And Other Countries of the East

Author: Robert Walpole

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108044026

Category: History

Page: 678

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Published in 1817 and reissued in 1818, this is a compendium of travel and other writings on Greece and Turkey.

The Complete Ante-Nicene Church Fathers Collection [9 Volumes]

Author: The Church Fathers,Catholic Way Publishing

Publisher: Catholic Way Publishing

ISBN: 1783793902

Category: Religion

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THE COMPLETE ANTE-NICENE CHURCH FATHERS COLLECTION [9 VOLUMES] THE CHURCH FATHERS — The Greatest Christian Classics! — Complete Edition: 9 Volumes — Includes an Active Index, 9 Tables of Contents for each Volume to all Books & Chapters and Layered NCX Navigation — Includes Illustrations by Gustave Dore ALSO AVAILABLE IN A COMPLETE 3 SERIES EDITION. Publisher: Large E-Book. THE COMPLETE ANTE-NICENE CHURCH FATHERS COLLECTION [9 VOLUMES] ANTE-NICENE FATHERS ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus ANF02. Fathers of the Second Century: Hermas, Tatian,Athenagoras, Theophilus, and Clement of Alexandria (Entire) ANF03. Latin Christianity: Its Founder, Tertullian ANF04. Fathers of the Third Century: Tertullian: Part Fourth, Minucius Felix, Commodian, Origen: Parts First and Second ANF05. Fathers of the Third Century: Hippolytus, Cyprian, Caius, Novatian, Appendix ANF06. Fathers of the Third Century: Gregory Thaumaturgus, Dionysius the Great, Julius Africanus, Anatolius, and Minor Writers, Methodius, Arnobius ANF07. Fathers of the Third and Fourth Centuries: Lactantius, Venantius, Asterius, Victorinus, Dionysius, Apostolic Teaching and Constitutions, Homily, and Liturgies ANF08. The Twelve Patriarchs, Excerpts and Epistles, The Clementia, Apocrypha, Decretals, Memoirs of Edessa and Syriac Documents, Remains of the First Age ANF09. The Gospel of Peter, The Diatessaron of Tatian, The Apocalypse of Peter, the Vision of Paul, The Apocalypse of the Virgin and Sedrach the Testament of Abraham, the Acts of Xanthippe and Polyxena, the Narrative of Zosimus, the Apology of Aristides, Epistles of Clement (Complete Text), Origen’s Commentary on John, Books 1–10, and Commentary on Matthew, Books 1, 2, and 10–14 PUBLISHER: CATHOLIC WAY PUBLISHING

The Birds

From the Text of Dindorf, with Notes, Partly Original, Partly Taken from the Scholia and Various Commentators

Author: Aristophanes

Publisher: N.A



Page: 165

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A Familiar History of Birds

Their Nature, Habits, and Instincts

Author: Edward Stanley

Publisher: N.A


Category: Birds

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Studies in Animal and Human Behaviour

Author: Konrad Lorenz

Publisher: Egmont Books (UK)


Category: Animal behavior

Page: 403

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British Encyclopedia

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge

Author: William Nicholson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Natural history

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The Book of Nature

Embracing a Condensed Survey of the Animal Kingdom as Well as Sketches of Vegetable, Anatomy, Geology, Botany, Mineralogy, &c

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Publisher: N.A


Category: Natural history

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American Edition of the British Encyclopedia

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences ; Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge

Author: William Nicholson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Natural history

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Birds in the Ancient World from A to Z

Author: W. Geoffrey Arnott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113455625X

Category: History

Page: 303

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Birds in the Ancient World from A to Z gathers together the ancient information available, listing all the names that ancient Greeks gave their birds and all their descriptions and analyses. W. Geoffrey Arnott identifies as many of them as possible in the light of modern ornithological studies. The ancient Greek bird names are transliterated into English script, and all that the ancients said about birds is presented in English. This book is accordingly the first complete discussion of ancient bird names that will be accessible to readers without ancient Greek. The only large-scale examination of ancient birds for seventy years, the book has an exhaustive bibliography (partly classical scholarship and partly ornithological) to encourage further study, and provides students and ornithologists with the definitive study of ancient birds.

Strategies for Building Fluency

Author: Deborah V. Mink

Publisher: Shell Education

ISBN: 9781425802479

Category: Education

Page: 304

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A must-have resource for improving fluency, this easy-to-use guide features practical, research-based strategies and supported leveled readings. Includes three audio CDs that feature recordings of all the passages, and a Teacher Resource CD with bonus passages.

Household Words

Conducted by Charles Dickens

Author: Charles John Huffam Dickens

Publisher: N.A



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Aesop's Fables

Author: Aesop

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775411435

Category: Fiction

Page: 281

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Aesop was an Ancient Greek story-teller and slave, famed and cherished for his short fables that often involve personified animals. In the renowned collection of works that is Aesop's Fables, he weaves moral education and entertainment together into tales that have been enjoyed by many, many generations. A lot of the stories in Aesop's Fables, such as The Fox and the Grapes (giving us the term "sour grapes"), The Tortoise and the Hare, The North Wind and the Sun and The Boy Who Cried Wolf, are well-known across the world. The 1st century philosopher Apollonius of Tyana said of Aesop that "like those who dine well off the plainest dishes, he made use of humble incidents to teach great truths."

The Peregrine Falcon

Author: Derek Ratcliffe

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140813683X

Category: Nature

Page: 488

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The first edition of The Peregrine Falcon was widely recognised as a classic of its kind, documenting not only the species' biology but also the sad tale of its decline due to the impact of pesticides. This extensively revised and enlarged second edition takes full account of important new developments in the story of this bird during the intervening 12 years. It reports one of the few notable successes in wildlife conservation: the full restoration of British and Irish Peregrine populations, and their appreciable recovery in other countries where numbers had also been greatly reduced by the impact of organochlorine pesticides. The pattern of increase in Britain has been extremely varied, from districts where numbers are now far higher than at any time in recorded history, to others where the bird is now at its lowest ebb. The examination of the reasons for these differences helps us to understand the most recent developments in the Peregrine saga. Particular attention has been paid to the recent major advances in our knowledge of Peregrine biology, such as its movements, population turnover, food and nesting habits. Many of the tables and figures have been revised and brought up to date so that this volume, like its predecessor, is once again by far the most detailed and readable reference on this most evocative of birds. Donald Watson's colour paintings, monochrome washes and line drawings, and the original photographs, illustrate the book as before. Cover illustration by Donald Watson

The Real Middle Earth

Exploring the Magic and Mystery of the Middle Ages, J.R.R. Tolkien, and "The Lord of the Rings"

Author: Brian Bates

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466891092

Category: History

Page: 320

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J.R.R. Tolkien claimed that he based the land of Middle Earth on a real place. The Real Middle Earth brings alive, for the first time, the very real civilization in which those who lived had a vision of life animated by beings beyond the material world. Magic was real to them and they believed their universe was held together by an interlaced web of golden threads visible only to wizards. At its center was Middle Earth, a place peopled by humans, but imbued with spiritual power. It was a real realm that stretched from Old England to Scandinavia and across to western Europe, encompassing Celts, Anglo Saxons and Vikings. Looking first at the rich and varied tribes who made up the populace of this mystical land, Bates looks at how the people lived their daily lives in a world of magic and mystery. Using archaeological, historical, and psychological research, Brian Bates breathes life into this civilization of two thousand years ago in a book that every Tolkien fan will want.

The Crows

A Study of the Corvids of Europe

Author: Franklin Coombs

Publisher: B. T. Batsford Limited


Category: Birds

Page: 255

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