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Ravens in Winter

Ravens in Winter

Ravens in Winter

Author: ,

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 147679457X

Category: Science

Number of Pages: 400

Number of Views: 1550

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“One of the most interesting discoveries I’ve seen in animal sociobiology in years.” —E.O. Wilson Why do ravens, generally understood to be solitary creatures, share food between each other during winter? On the surface, there didn’t appear to be any biological or evolutionary imperative behind the raven’s willingness to share. The more Bernd Heinrich observed their habits, the more odd the bird’s behavior became. What started as mere curiosity turned into an impassioned research project, and Ravens In Winter, the first research of its kind, explores the fascinating biological puzzle of the raven’s rather unconventional social habits. “Bernd Heinrich is no ordinary biologist. He’s the sort who combines formidable scientific rigor with a sense of irony and an unslaked, boyish enthusiasm for his subject, and who even at his current professorial age seems to do a lot of tree climbing in the line of research.” —David Quammen, The New York Times


No Excuses Watercolor Animals

No Excuses Watercolor Animals

No Excuses Watercolor Animals

Author: Gina Rossi Armfield

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 1440347441

Category: Art

Number of Pages: 128

Number of Views: 502

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Experience the freedom of watercolor painting and let go of fear! You'll have no excuse not to paint when you follow Gina Rossi Armfield as she shares her intuitive and inspirational approach to sketching and painting animals. Watercolor is the perfect medium for capturing the flowing textures, patterns and playful personalities of your favorite furry, feathered and farmyard friends. And it's fun using organic, sketchbook-style techniques to create soulful animal portraits. No intimidating exercises--just colorful and expressive works of art! The animal field guide is divided into 3 sections--Paws, Claws and Hooves--with 15 different animal projects that each include a photo reference, color palette and sketch template. Inside you'll find: • Tricks for painting fur, feathers, beaks, claws, hooves and eyes • Essential and easy paintbrush and watercolor instruction • Guidance for working from photo reference • Creative background and text overlay ideas


Football in Baltimore

Football in Baltimore

Football in Baltimore

Author: Ted Patterson,Dean Smith

Publisher: JHU Press

Isbn 10: 1421412373

Category: History

Number of Pages: 336

Number of Views: 1817

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He includes the next chapters in this eventful story: the fight to bring pro football back to the city, the dawn of the Ravens era, and the building of a new football stadium in downtown Baltimore.


The Stillness of the Living Forest

The Stillness of the Living Forest

The Stillness of the Living Forest

Author: John Harvey

Publisher: Shanti Arts Publishing

Isbn 10: 1947067605

Category: Nature

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1707

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It started with a personal commitment to sit an hour each week for a full year in the same spot in the woods. John Harvey's intention was to reconnect with nature and observe the flow of natural life through the four seasons. As Harvey settled into his weekly routine of visiting his "sit spot" and fully engaging his senses, rich and illuminating experiences began to unfold. His encounters with nature included seeing and listening to a plethora of birds, from tiny wrens to large hawks, from sweet-singing warblers to rattling woodpeckers; enjoying the sight of seasonal plants such as wild violets, trout lily, and skunk cabbage; sitting out in the open during weather events that ranged from glorious warm summer sunshine to an Alberta clipper in the winter; and spotting the occasional deer and even a black bear. In all cases, Harvey sought to observe, listen, appreciate, and learn. Learn he did—about the birds, animals, plants, and trees that surrounded and intrigued him. But his remarkable encounters with nature also facilitated self-discovery, fostered insight, and nurtured empathy and intuition.


100 Great Wildlife Experiences

100 Great Wildlife Experiences

100 Great Wildlife Experiences

Author: James D. Fair

Publisher: Pen and Sword

Isbn 10: 1526723565

Category: Nature

Number of Pages: 208

Number of Views: 413

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There are many guides to the the world’s great wildlife experiences, but the UK is neglected and this book sets out to remedy this. 100 Great Wildlife Experiences really takes in all the amazing things to see and do in the UK, in all seasons – because winter, of course, can be just as good as summer or spring. The 100 experiences to be had here in the UK are placed in categories such as “Best for families,” "Best for Couples," “Best on a budget” and so on. Covering every county in the country, this book is useful for people who want to explore their local area and surrounding counties, and for those in need of an insightful guide to take on their travels.


The Raven

The Raven

The Raven

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof

Isbn 10: 8726320843

Category: Poetry

Number of Pages: 23

Number of Views: 1462

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A talking raven visits a devasted lover, who is in the midst of mourning the loss of his great love, Leonore. One of the most famous narrative poems, written by the great Edgar Allan Poe, it was first published to immediate success in 1845. This edition is from 1884, beautifully illustrated with lavish woodcuts by the great French artist Gustave Doré, and features a comment by the poet Edward C. Stedman. Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American poet, author, and literary critic. Most famous for his poetry, short stories, and tales of the supernatural, mysterious, and macabre, he is also regarded as the inventor of the detective genre and a contributor to the emergence of science fiction, dark romanticism, and weird fiction. His most famous works include "The Raven" (1945), "The Black Cat" (1943), and "The Gold-Bug" (1843).


The Ravens

The Ravens

The Ravens

Author: Kass Morgan,Danielle Paige

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Isbn 10: 035809819X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Number of Pages: 400

Number of Views: 789

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From New York Times best-selling authors Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige comes a thrilling, dark contemporary fantasy about a prestigious sorority of witches and two girls caught up in its world of sinister magic and betrayals. At first glance, the sisters of ultra-exclusive Kappa Rho Nu—the Ravens—seem like typical sorority girls. Ambitious, beautiful, and smart, they’re the most powerful girls on Westerly College’s Savannah, Georgia, campus. But the Ravens aren’t just regular sorority girls. They’re witches. Scarlett Winter has always known she’s a witch—and she’s determined to be the sorority’s president, just like her mother and sister before her. But if a painful secret from her past ever comes to light, she could lose absolutely everything . . . Vivi Devereaux has no idea she’s a witch and she’s never lived in one place long enough to make a friend. So when she gets a coveted bid to pledge the Ravens, she vows to do whatever it takes to be part of the magical sisterhood. The only thing standing in her way is Scarlett, who doesn’t think Vivi is Ravens material. But when a dark power rises on campus, the girls will have to put their rivalry aside to save their fellow sisters. Someone has discovered the Ravens’ secret. And that someone will do anything to see these witches burn . . .


Raven's Eye

Raven's Eye

Raven's Eye

Author: Terry Lee Spahan

Publisher: Author House

Isbn 10: 9781477290910

Category: Poetry

Number of Pages: 56

Number of Views: 1367

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These poems are about a varitey of influences and people that crossed my path and made a impression in my soul that found its way on paper. I struggled with the personal nature of my work, but I made a promise to my mother I would put these words to print. So here is the inside to my world and what I see as people make there way into my life even at a glimps.


Raven Black

Raven Black

Raven Black

Author: Ann Cleeves

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Isbn 10: 0330466577

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 320

Number of Views: 1315

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Introducing Inspector Jimmy Perez A remote community with a killer in their midst . . . On New Year’s Day Shetland lies buried beneath a deep layer of snow. Trudging home, Fran Hunter's eye is drawn to a vivid splash of colour on the white ground, ravens circling above. It is the strangled body of her teenage neighbour. As Fran opens her mouth to scream, the ravens continue their deadly dance . . . The body is found close to the home of a lonely outcast and local suspicion falls firmly on him. But when Inspector Jimmy Perez insists on broadening the search for suspects, a veil of distrust and fear is thrown over the entire community. As the case develops Perez finds himself peering deeper into the past of the Shetland Islands than anyone wants to go. Raven Black is the first book in Ann Cleeves' bestselling Shetland series – a major BBC One drama, starring Douglas Henshall.


An Enchantment of Ravens

An Enchantment of Ravens

An Enchantment of Ravens

Author: Margaret Rogerson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 148149760X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Number of Pages: 304

Number of Views: 325

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An instant New York Times bestseller! An Indie Next Top 10 Pick A Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Winner “A funny, action-packed, and sweet romance.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “A phenomenal read.” —RT Book Reviews A skilled painter must stand up to the ancient power of the faerie courts—even as she falls in love with a faerie prince—in this gorgeous bestseller that’s “an ideal pick for fans of Holly Black, Maggie Stiefvater, and Laini Taylor” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Isobel is an artistic prodigy with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and Isobel’s paintings are highly prized. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—she makes a terrible mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes—a weakness that could cost him his life. Furious, Rook spirits her away to his kingdom to stand trial for her crime. But something is seriously wrong in his world, and they are attacked from every side. With Isobel and Rook depending on each other for survival, their alliance blossoms into trust, then love—and that love violates the fair folks’ ruthless laws. Now both of their lives are forfeit, unless Isobel can use her skill as an artist to fight the fairy courts. Because secretly, her Craft represents a threat the fair folk have never faced in all the millennia of their unchanging lives: for the first time, her portraits have the power to make them feel.


Blackwing

Blackwing

Blackwing

Author: Ed McDonald

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 0399587802

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 368

Number of Views: 1235

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“A remarkably assured fantasy debut that mixes of the inventiveness of China Miéville with the fast paced heroics of David Gemmell.”—Anthony Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of The Legion of Flame Set on a postapocalyptic frontier, Blackwing is a gritty fantasy debut about a man’s desperate battle to survive his own dark destiny... Hope, reason, humanity: the Misery breaks them all. Under its cracked and wailing sky, the Misery is a vast and blighted expanse, the arcane remnant of a devastating war with the immortals known as the Deep Kings. The war ended nearly a century ago, and the enemy is kept at bay only by the existence of the Engine, a terrible weapon that protects the Misery’s border. Across the corrupted no-man’s-land teeming with twisted magic and malevolent wraiths, the Deep Kings and their armies bide their time. Watching. Waiting. Bounty hunter Ryhalt Galharrow has breathed Misery dust for twenty bitter years. When he’s ordered to locate a masked noblewoman at a frontier outpost, he finds himself caught in the middle of an attack by the Deep Kings, one that signifies they may no longer fear the Engine. Only a formidable show of power from the very woman he is seeking, Lady Ezabeth Tanza, repels the assault. Ezabeth is a shadow from Galharrow’s grim past, and together they stumble onto a web of conspiracy that threatens to end the fragile peace the Engine has provided. Galharrow is not ready for the truth about the blood he’s spilled or the gods he’s supposed to serve…


The Raven

The Raven

The Raven

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: BookRix

Isbn 10: 3730972774

Category: Poetry

Number of Pages: 28

Number of Views: 1816

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"The Raven" is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven's mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man's slow fall into madness. The lover, often identified as being a student, is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore. Sitting on a bust of Pallas, the raven seems to further instigate his distress with its constant repetition of the word "Nevermore". The poem makes use of a number of folk and classical references. Poe claimed to have written the poem very logically and methodically, intending to create a poem that would appeal to both critical and popular tastes, as he explained in his 1846 follow-up essay "The Philosophy of Composition". The poem was inspired in part by a talking raven in the novel Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of 'Eighty by Charles Dickens. Poe borrows the complex rhythm and meter of Elizabeth Barrett's poem "Lady Geraldine's Courtship", and makes use of internal rhyme as well as alliteration throughout.


Crowfall

Crowfall

Crowfall

Author: Ed McDonald

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 0399587861

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 416

Number of Views: 1712

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In the third gritty installment of the Raven's Mark series, Blackwing Captain Ryhalt Galharrow finds that all power comes with a price... A sorcerous cataclysm has hit the Range, the final defensive line between the republic and the immortal Deep Kings. Tormenting red rains sweep the land, new monstrosities feed on fear in the darkness, and the power of the Nameless, the gods who protect the republic, lies broken. The Blackwing captains who serve them are being picked off one by one, and even immortals have learned what it means to die. Meanwhile, the Deep Kings have only grown stronger, and they are poised to deliver a blow that will finally end the war. Ryhalt Galharrow stands apart from it all. He has been deeper into the wasteland known as the Misery than ever before. It has grown within him--changed him--and now the ghosts of his past, formerly confined to the Misery, walk with him everywhere. They will even follow him--and the few surviving Blackwing captains--on one final mission into the darkness.


Ever After High: Raven Queen's Story

Ever After High: Raven Queen's Story

Ever After High: Raven Queen's Story

Author: Shannon Hale

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Isbn 10: 0316280275

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 5

Number of Views: 1266

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Raven Queen, the daughter of the Evil Queen, is destined to give the poisoned apple to Snow White's daughter. But Raven has a spark of rebelliousness in her heart and she knows one thing for sure-evil is so not her style. Read all about her getting ready to return to Ever After High in this excerpt from the upcoming book The Storybook of Legends.


In the Company of Crows and Ravens

In the Company of Crows and Ravens

In the Company of Crows and Ravens

Author: John M. Marzluff,Tony Angell

Publisher: Yale University Press

Isbn 10: 9780300135268

Category: Nature

Number of Pages: 408

Number of Views: 530

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“Crows and people share similar traits and social strategies. To a surprising extent, to know the crow is to know ourselves.”—from the Preface From the cave walls at Lascaux to the last painting by Van Gogh, from the works of Shakespeare to those of Mark Twain, there is clear evidence that crows and ravens influence human culture. Yet this influence is not unidirectional, say the authors of this fascinating book: people profoundly influence crow culture, ecology, and evolution as well. John Marzluff and Tony Angell examine the often surprising ways that crows and humans interact. The authors contend that those interactions reflect a process of “cultural coevolution.” They offer a challenging new view of the human-crow dynamic—a view that may change our thinking not only about crows but also about ourselves. Featuring more than 100 original drawings, the book takes a close look at the influences people have had on the lives of crows throughout history and at the significant ways crows have altered human lives. In the Company of Crows and Ravens illuminates the entwined histories of crows and people and concludes with an intriguing discussion of the crow-human relationship and how our attitudes toward crows may affect our cultural trajectory.


The Oathsworn Series Books 1 to 5

The Oathsworn Series Books 1 to 5

The Oathsworn Series Books 1 to 5

Author: Robert Low

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Isbn 10: 000759349X

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 1910

Number of Views: 481

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The band of Viking brothers, The Oathsworn, are here. These are the first 5 epic novels in Robert Low’s brilliant Oathsworn series.


The Oathsworn Series Books 1 to 3

The Oathsworn Series Books 1 to 3

The Oathsworn Series Books 1 to 3

Author: Robert Low

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Isbn 10: 0007593481

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 1136

Number of Views: 367

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The band of Viking brothers, The Oathsworn, are here. These are the first 3 epic novels in Robert Low’s brilliant Oathsworn series.


Deep Zone

Deep Zone

Deep Zone

Author: Tim Green

Publisher: Harper Collins

Isbn 10: 0062093223

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 304

Number of Views: 1460

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In the deep zone, even the very best player can find it impossible to beat a foe who’s hungry and waiting. . . . Troy White can predict a play before it happens. Star quarterback on his state football team, Troy’s a natural for the 7-on-7 tournament that’s being held at the Super Bowl in Miami. With any luck, his “football genius” will also be working for the Atlanta Falcons on that big day. Ty Lewis is a wide receiver with exceptional speed. His brother, an NFL star, says getting on a 7-on-7 team will prove Ty’s a winner. From the moment the two football champs cross paths, Troy and Ty begin to size each other up. Troy is suspicious of Ty’s interest in his friend Tate, while Ty worries his speed will never be a match for Troy’s game smarts. But when the two rivals find themselves somehow tangled in the same dangerous web of deceit, they discover that they have more in common than their skill at football. Uniting Troy, first seen in the New York Times bestselling Football Genius, and Ty, who was chased by the Mafia in Football Hero, Tim Green’s Deep Zone delivers it all—vivid settings, dynamic characters, and high-stakes action on and off the field.


Birds of California

Birds of California

Birds of California

Author: Todd Telander

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Isbn 10: 0762776226

Category: Nature

Number of Pages: 104

Number of Views: 365

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This informative guide makes it easy to identify birds in your backyard, favorite parks, and wildlife areas.


Ravencry

Ravencry

Ravencry

Author: Ed McDonald

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 0399587837

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 384

Number of Views: 1192

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In the second gritty installment of the Raven's Mark series, a bounty hunter faces down the darkest evil. Ryhalt Galharrow is a blackwing--a bounty hunter who seeks out and turns over any man, woman, or child who has been compromised by the immortals known as the Deep Kings. Four years have passed since he helped drive the Deep Kings back across the Misery. But new and darker forces are rising against the republic...