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The Barn Owl

By D.S Bunn,A.B Warburton,R.D.S Wilson
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Isbn : 1408139618
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Nature
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In the classic monograph mould, this study of Tyto alba is the product of almost 40 years field work by its authors and complementary observations by other dedicated ornithologists in Britain, the USA and Europe. The result is a detailed, balanced account based on intimate knowledge of the Barn Owl in varying habitats in Britain, comparing, as appropriate, this race's behaviour with that of sub-species in other areas of the world. There are major chapters on breeding and general behaviour, feeding, distribution, etc, but voice is rightly given a full treatment. The text is graced by Ian Willis's fine drawings and there are 31 photographs plus a colour frontispiece.

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A new world. A new existence. Victoria is learning. Learning that she must let go of what she was to become what she will be. For James centuries have past without thought to his beginning. The decision, his irrational act has brought with it the event at the Gorge. Exact payment for the destruction of their old world or buy time until he is sure Victoria can stand on her own. The decision becomes inescapable. The Journey So Far: MEETING, The Business: Journal I Enter Victoria Hamiltons well thought out organized personal and professional life as it is challenged by her eyes and her heart. As much as she tries, nothing will ever be the same. UNDERSTANDING, The Business: Journal II What do you do when the minds reality doesnt match the awareness of the heart? Victoria is breaking the promises she made to herself. Feel free to play, but always stay in control. Enjoy, but dont commit beyond the next event. And, above all, never, ever allow anything into your heart.

Am an Owl

By Martin Hocke
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : hockebooks
  • Isbn : 3957513081
  • Pages : 435
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 661
  • File Pdf: am-an-owl.pdf

Book Summary:

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’

The Capture (Guardians of Ga'Hoole #1)

By Kathryn Lasky
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn : 0545283329
  • Pages : 244
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 795
  • File Pdf: the-capture.pdf

Book Summary:

A classic hero mythology about the fight between good and evil, Guardians of Ga'Hoole is filled with adventure, suspense, and heart. Soren is born in the forest of Tyto, a tranquil kingdom where the Barn Owls dwell. But evil lurks in the owl world, evil that threatens to shatter Tyto's peace and change the course of Soren's life forever.Soren is captured and taken to a dark and forbidding canyon. It's called an orphanage, but Soren believes it's something far worse. He and his friend Gylfie know that the only way out is up. To escape, they will need to do something they have never done before -- fly.And so begins a magical journey. Along the way, Soren and Gylfie meet Twilight and Digger. The four owls band together to seek the truth and protect the owl world from unimaginable danger.

Dark Skies

By Tiffany Francis-Baker
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1472964586
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 396
  • File Pdf: dark-skies.pdf

Book Summary:

Darkness has shaped the lives of humans for millennia, and in Dark Skies, Tiffany Francis travels around Britain and Europe to learn more about nocturnal landscapes and humanity's connection to the night sky. For a year, Tiffany travels through different nightscapes across the UK and beyond. She experiences 24-hour daylight while swimming in the Gulf of Finland and visits Norway to witness the Northern Lights and speak to people who live in darkness for three months each year. She hikes through the haunted yew forests of Kingley Vale and embarks on a nocturnal sail down the River Dart. As she travels, Tiffany explores how our relationship with darkness and the night sky has changed over time. In this personal and beautifully written nature memoir, Tiffany Francis investigates how our experiences of the night-time world have permeated our history, folklore, science, geography, art and literature.

First Flight

By Amanda Rose
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1477167374
  • Pages : 24
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 456
  • File Pdf: first-flight.pdf

Book Summary:

Baby barn owl is big enough to fly, but is a little scared to take the big leap on his own. With a little encouragement from Momma barn owl, he gives his best try and begins to soar with the newly gained confidence that he can do anything on his own! (Written in rhyming style) This book is priced higher than Id like it to be, however, it is brand new and just starting promotion. Show some love and order your copy today, and you will help me be able to put out the second one, "New Home!" Thanks for your support.

Sensory Ecology, Behaviour, and Evolution

By Martin Stevens
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Isbn : 019165146X
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 393
  • File Pdf: sensory-ecology-behaviour-and-evolution.pdf

Book Summary:

Throughout their lives animals must complete many tasks, including finding food, avoiding predators, attracting mates, and navigating through a complex and dynamic environment. Consequently, they have evolved a staggering array of sensory organs that are fundamental to survival and reproduction and shape much of their evolution and behaviour. Sensory ecology deals with how animals acquire, process, and use information in their lives, and the sensory systems involved. It investigates the type of information that is gathered by animals, how it is used in a range of behaviours, and the evolution of such traits. It deals with both mechanistic questions (e.g. how sensory receptors capture information from the environment, and how the physical attributes of the environment affect information transmission) and functional questions (e.g. the adaptive significance of the information used by the animal to make a decision). Recent research has dealt more explicitly with how sensory systems are involved with and even drive evolutionary change, including the formation of new species. Sensory Ecology, Behaviour, and Evolution provides a broad introduction to sensory ecology across a wide range of taxonomic groups, covering all the various sensory modalities (e.g. sound, visual, chemical, magnetic, and electric) relating to diverse areas spanning anti-predator strategies, foraging, mate choice, navigation and more, with the aim being to illustrate key principles and differences. This accessible textbook is suitable for senior undergraduates, graduate students, and professional academics taking courses or conducting research in sensory ecology/biology, neuroethology, behavioural and evolutionary ecology, communication, and signalling. It will also be of relevance and use to psychologists interested in sensory information and behaviour.

Australian High Country Owls

By Jerry Olsen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • Isbn : 0643104119
  • Pages : 376
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 753
  • File Pdf: australian-high-country-owls.pdf

Book Summary:

Australian High Country Owls provides the latest scientific information on Australian owl species, especially Ninox owls. It details studies of Southern Boobooks and Powerful Owls, visits to North America and Europe to learn about owl research, and the resulting publications that overturned some existing beliefs about Australian owls. Ultimately, this led to the discovery of a new owl species in Indonesia, the Little Sumba Hawk-Owl. Appendices cover the biology, conservation and rehabilitation of Australian owls, including: field recognition, subspecies taxonomy, habitat, behaviour, food, range, migration, breeding, voice and calls, status and myths, questions about each species, and techniques for caring for injured and orphaned owls. The book includes numerous photographs of different owl species, and will be a handy reference for bird researchers and amateur bird watchers alike. 2012 Whitley Award Commendation for Vertebrate Natural History.