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Owl

By Desmond Morris
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  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Isbn : 1861897103
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 244
  • File Pdf: owl.pdf

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From Edward Lear’s “The Owl and the Pussycat”to David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, owls have been woven into the fabric of popular culture. At times they are depicted as dignified, wise old scholars and at other times as foreboding voyeurs who see all and interrogate with an accusatory, “Who? Who?” In Owl best-selling author Desmond Morris explores the natural and cultural history of these predators of the night who embody both good and evil in turn. In this fascinating book, Morris describes the evolution, the many species, and the wide spread of owls across the globe. Owls are found on every land mass around the world, with the exception of Antarctica; and as a result of their wide distribution, owls appear in the folktales, myths, and legends of many native peoples—in addition to popular art, film, and literature worldwide. Featuring over 100 telling illustrations from nature and culture, Owl will appeal to the numerous fans of this enigmatic bird, from the friendly Mr. Owls to silent, sinister, hunters of the dark.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781416579816
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Nature
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  • File Pdf: wesley-the-owl.pdf

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  • Pages : 368
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  • File Pdf: owls-of-the-world.pdf

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  • Pages : 48
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  • File Pdf: good-night-owl.pdf

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  • Isbn : 1368005306
  • Pages : 48
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  • File Pdf: good-night-owl.pdf

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  • Category : Nature
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  • File Pdf: the-barn-owl.pdf

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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn : 1400864259
  • Pages : 246
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 705
  • File Pdf: messages-from-an-owl.pdf

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  • Pages : 30
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • File Pdf: the-raggedy-owl.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • Pages : 176
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  • Reads : 406
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Book Summary:

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  • Pages : 435
  • Category : Fiction
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The rule of law for Tawny owl forbids crossing the borders to no man's land. The young Tawny owl Olmo decides to resist this ancient rule, too much fascinated by the dark secrets of ancient times. Unafraid, he leaves his desolate homeland and embarks on a life-threatening journey. But his decision has serious consequences that will dramatically change the lives of the owl population. ‘A moving story that can hardly be thought more exemplary as a fable of the entanglement of people of our time. I hope this book is widely read.’ (Hans Bemmann, author of ‘The Stone and the Flute’ ) ‘Am an Owl’ is published for the first time in the original language. A relentless system regulates the coexistence of Barn owls, Tawny owls and Little owls. In the land of the owls, violations of these ancient rules are punished with death. But a new era has begun: former enemies inevitably become allies in the fight against a common, old enemy. With poetic wit and captivating powers of observation, Martin Hocke has woven this fantastic trilogy of novels, which revolves around owls and other nocturnal birds, into a parable that stands in the tradition of ‘Watership Down’ and ‘Wind in the Willows’ . Individual volumes: ‘Ancient Solitary Reign’ , ‘The Lost Domain’, ‘Am an Owl’

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  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Isbn : 1466891289
  • Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 829
  • File Pdf: night-owl.pdf

Book Summary:

Night Owl loves the nighttime! He can see everything, but when he doesn't see Mommy Owl, he starts to listen . . . . With language that emphasizes sound words and listening skills, this is a reassuring bedtime story for little night owls everywhere.

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By Hap Wilson
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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Isbn : 9781770705760
  • Pages : 248
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
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  • File Pdf: grey-owl-and-me.pdf

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Hap Wilson is back for another journey, this time on the lighter side of the adventure trail, where the bizarre melds with the sublime. Nurtured by the writings of Canadian environmentalist and wannabe-Native, Grey Owl, Wilson adopted a lifestyle similar to the 1930s conservationist but with his own twists and turns along a meandering path full of humorous misadventures. Wilson, too, learned many of his nature skills as a youth, paddling in Temagami, working as a wilderness canoe ranger and guide, and following in the footsteps of one of Canada’s most revered outdoor icons. The author recounts early days winter camping, motorcycling the Labrador coast, and teaching actor Pierce Brosnan how to throw knives and paddle a canoe for the Richard Attenborough film about Grey Owl. He also takes us to a few of his favourite places and shares intimate secrets of wilderness living. Here, Grey Owl has returned as an ever-present critic – a buckskin-clad spectre in a modern world of Gore-Tex, Kevlar canoes, and gear freaks.

Grey Owl and Me

By Hap Wilson
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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Isbn : 1459704886
  • Pages : 248
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 859
  • File Pdf: grey-owl-and-me.pdf

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Hap Wilson is back for another journey, this time on the lighter side of the adventure trail, where the bizarre melds with the sublime. Nurtured by the writings of Canadian environmentalist and wannabe-Native, Grey Owl, Wilson adopted a lifestyle similar to the 1930s conservationist but with his own twists and turns along a meandering path full of humorous misadventures. Wilson, too, learned many of his nature skills as a youth, paddling in Temagami, working as a wilderness canoe ranger and guide, and following in the footsteps of one of Canada’s most revered outdoor icons. The author recounts early days winter camping, motorcycling the Labrador coast, and teaching actor Pierce Brosnan how to throw knives and paddle a canoe for the Richard Attenborough film about Grey Owl. He also takes us to a few of his favourite places and shares intimate secrets of wilderness living. Here, Grey Owl has returned as an ever-present critic – a buckskin-clad spectre in a modern world of Gore-Tex, Kevlar canoes, and gear freaks.

A Girl Called Owl

By Amy Wilson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Isbn : 1509834060
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 796
  • File Pdf: a-girl-called-owl.pdf

Book Summary:

A glittering story of frost and friendship, with writing full of magic and heart, A Girl Called Owl is Amy Wilson's critically-acclaimed debut about family and the beauty of the natural world. It's bad enough having a mum dippy enough to name you Owl, but when you've got a dad you've never met, a best friend who needs you more than ever, and a new boy at school giving you weird looks, there's not a lot of room for much else. So when Owl starts seeing strange frost patterns on her skin, she's tempted to just burrow down under the duvet and forget all about it. Could her strange new powers be linked to her mysterious father? And what will happen when she enters the magical world of winter for the first time? Continue Owl's story with the companion volume, Owl and the Lost Boy. 'A story of wild winds and bitter frosts with the warmth of friendship at its heart.' - Abi Elphinstone, author of Sky Song. 'A sparklingly frosty read, full of feisty characters, myth and mystery' - Daily Mail.

The Eastern Screech Owl

By Frederick R. Gehlbach
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Isbn : 9781603441216
  • Pages : 302
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 445
  • File Pdf: the-eastern-screech-owl.pdf

Book Summary:

The eastern screech owl, widespread over the eastern half of North America and noticeably tolerant of human activity, is one of America's most familiar birds. Residing naturally in wooded environs with tree cavities, this owl lives well in suburbia and can be found nesting in mailboxes, porch columns, and purple martin houses. Based on a twenty-five-year study, biologist Frederick R. Gehlbach tells the life story of the eastern screech owl, focusing on case studies of suburban and rural study plots in Central Texas. This is the first thorough study of major life-history, behavioral, and ecological features of the species. Indeed, it is the first concurrent, comparative study of an urban and a rural population of any New World animal. Told in a personal voice, the story of these birds will interest all who have not lost touch with their ancestral world. However, Gehlbach has also included quantitative data and analysis of interest to ecologists, wildlife biologists, and ornithologists. Photographs (including color shots of the gray and rufous phases), figures, and tables provide further detail. Gehlbach's investigations have been those of not only an academic ecologist, but a suburbanite curious about his natural surroundings. The result is a model of research on species population dynamics and adaptation, yielding an emerging picture of what the eastern screech owl needs for successful coexistence with human neighbors.

Owl Sees Owl

By Laura Godwin,Rob Dunlavey
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Schwartz & Wade
  • Isbn : 0553497847
  • Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 681
  • File Pdf: owl-sees-owl.pdf

Book Summary:

A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year "Simple yet stirring, this is perfect for preschooler bedtimes."— Booklist starred review Fans of the classic picture book Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson will adore this utterly simple picture book in which a baby owl goes off on his first adventure. With just three or four words per page, this story follows a baby owl one night as he leaves the safety of his nest (Home/Mama/Brother/Sister) and explores the starry world around him (Soar/Glide/Swoop/Swoosh). Inspired by reverso poetry, the words reverse in the middle when the baby owl is startled upon seeing his reflection in the pond (Owl/Sees/Owl). Afraid of it, little owl takes off toward home, soaring over farms and forests (Swoosh/Swoop/Glide/Soar) until he is finally safely home again (Sister/Brother/Mama/Home). "Fans of Jane Yolen’s Owl Moon and Martin Waddell’s Owl Babies will also love this calming story about an owl’s first adventure." —School Library Journal, Starred

Threat to the Spotted Owl

By Carol Parenzan Smalley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1612287506
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 611
  • File Pdf: threat-to-the-spotted-owl.pdf

Book Summary:

In the ancient forests of North America lives a nocturnal hunter—the spotted owl. With its keen eyesight and hearing, it listens and watches for prey. From western Canada to Mexico, and in the states between these two countries, wildlife biologists are observing and counting spotted owls. Once abundant in number, this flying predator’s days on earth may be limited if changes aren’t made. In this book, read about out how this owl lives, what threats it faces, and what scientists and activists are doing to help it. Then find out what you can do to help save this threatened bird.

The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar

By Martin Windrow
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1448170435
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 346
  • File Pdf: the-owl-who-liked-sitting-on-caesar.pdf

Book Summary:

‘Perched on the back of a sunlit chair was something about 9 inches tall and shaped rather like a plump toy penguin with a nose-job. It appeared to be wearing a one-piece knitted jumpsuit of pale grey fluff with brown stitching, complete with an attached balaclava helmet. From the face-hole of the fuzzy balaclava, two big, shiny black eyes gazed up at me trustfully. Kweep, it said quietly.’ When author Martin Windrow met the tawny owlet that he christened Mumble, it was love at first sight. Raising her from a fledgling, through adolescence and into her prime years, Windrow recorded every detail of their time living together (secretly) in a south London tower block, and later in a Sussex village. This is the touching, intriguing and eccentric story of their 15-year relationship, complete with photographs and illustrations of the beautiful Mumble. Along the way, we are given fascinating insight into the ornithology of owls – from their evolution and biology to their breeding habits and hunting tactics. The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar is a witty, quirky and utterly charming account of the companionship between one man and his owl.

Little Owl's Night

By Divya Srinivasan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0698151119
  • Pages : 34
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 388
  • File Pdf: little-owl-s-night.pdf

Book Summary:

It's evening in the forest and Little Owl wakes up from his day-long sleep to watch his friends enjoying the night. Hedgehog sniffs for mushrooms, Skunk nibbles at berries, Frog croaks, and Cricket sings. A full moon rises and Little Owl can't understand why anyone would want to miss it. Could the daytime be nearly as wonderful? Mama Owl begins to describe it to him, but as the sun comes up, Little Owl falls fast asleep. Putting a twist on the bedtime book, Little Owl's Night is sure to comfort any child with a curiosity about the night.

Owl Babies

By Martin Waddell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Isbn : 0763662844
  • Pages : 22
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 964
  • File Pdf: owl-babies.pdf

Book Summary:

“There aren’t many ‘baby books’ that convey this kind of emotional richness supported by a perfect artistic form.” — Washington Post Book World Features an audio read-along! When three baby owls awake one night to find their mother gone, they can't help but wonder where she is. Stunning illustrations capture the owls as they worry about their mother: What is she doing? When will she be back? Not surprisingly, a joyous flapping and dancing and bouncing greets her return, lending a celebratory tone to the ending of this comforting tale. Never has the plight of young ones who miss their mother been so simply told or so beautifully rendered.

Snowy Owl Invasion!

By Sandra Markle
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Millbrook Press ™
  • Isbn : 1541523199
  • Pages : 48
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 135
  • File Pdf: snowy-owl-invasion.pdf

Book Summary:

Late in 2013, snowy owls started showing up in places no one expected to find them—including Florida. What had caused so many of these majestic birds to leave their Arctic home and fly to southern Canada and the United States? Scientists quickly began working to find out. Author Sandra Markle brings together firsthand reports from the scientists involved along with stunning photographs of the owls to explain this rare event, known as an irruption. Follow along as scientists figure out why snowy owls took part in this unusual migration and discover what they learned from the unexpected opportunity to study them up close.