Curlew Moon

Author: Mary Colwell

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 442

‘Focuses a razor light on the plight of one of our most iconic birds. Inspirational!’ Tim Birkhead Curlews are Britain’s largest wading bird, known for their evocative calls which embody wild places; they provoke a range of emotions that many have expressed in poetry, art and music.

Like There's No Tomorrow

Climate Crisis, Eco-Anxiety and God

Author: Frances Ward

Publisher: Sacristy Press

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 252

View: 746

Christians often don't know how to respond to the climate crisis and messages of possible destruction caused by human activity. Frances Ward shows how Christians can live and act with hope and faith in God in the face of eco-anxiety.

Visions and Vocations

Author: The Catholic Women Speak Network

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page:

View: 314

Visions and Vocations is a collection of essays that are in time for the 2018 Synod on Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment.

Liquid Gold

Bees and the Pursuit of Midlife Honey

Author: Roger Morgan-Grenville

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 503

‘A great book. Painstakingly researched, but humorous, sensitive and full of wisdom.' Chris Stewart, author of Driving Over Lemons 'Beekeeping builds from lark to revelation in this carefully observed story of midlife friendship. Filled with humour and surprising insight, Liquid Gold is as richly rewarding as its namesake. Highly recommended.' - Thor Hanson, author of Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees After a chance meeting in the pub, Roger Morgan-Grenville and his friend Duncan decide to take up beekeeping. Their enthusiasm matched only by their ignorance, they are pitched into an arcane world of unexpected challenges. Coping with many setbacks along the way, they manage to create a colony of beehives, finishing two years later with more honey than anyone knows what to do with. By standing back from their normal lives and working with the cycle of the seasons, they emerge with a new-found understanding of nature and a respect for the honeybee and the threats it faces. Wryly humorous and surprisingly moving, Liquid Gold is the story of a friendship between two unlikely men at very different stages of their lives. It is also an uplifting account of the author’s own midlife journey: coming to terms with an empty nest, getting older, looking for something new.

Cry of the Curlew: The Frontier

Author: Peter Watt

Publisher: Pan Australia

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 720

View: 977

The first bestselling novel in the compelling Duffy and Macintosh series, depicting our turbulent history as never before. "The home grown version of Wilbur Smith" The Sunday Age A stark and vivid novel of Australia's brutal past. An epic tale of two families, the Macintoshes and the Duffys, who are locked in a deadly battle from the moment squatter Donald Macintosh commits an act of barbarity on his Queensland property. Their paths cross in love, death and revenge as both families fight to tame the wild frontier of Australia's north country. PRAISE FOR THE SERIES "A rousing and revealing yarn" Weekend Australian "the historical detail brings the ... 19th century to rip-roaring life" The Australian "Watt's fans love his work for its history, adventure and storytelling" Brisbane News

The Black Pearl

Author: Miles Hawke

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 472

View: 962

Miles Hawke is the author of 'The Dragonnade,' an exciting tale of pirates, smugglers and high politics in Stuart days. Now he follows this up with a novel no less interesting and exciting. The same characters appear. Swords flash and bodices are ripped. It is told in authentic Eighteen-century Argot. The Black Pearl concerns the disappearance of a priceless clock belonging to King Louis XIV, and then there is the theft by Judge Jeffrey's of Inigo Pyke's priceless black pearl. The scene is set for derring-do and it is all told in the author's fast pacey writing style.

Old Three Toes and Other Tales of Survival and Extinction

Author: John Joseph Mathews

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 350

Mathews shows us the world through the animals’ eyes and ears and noses. His convincing portrayals of their intelligence recall the fiction of Jack London and Ernest Thompson Seton. Like these literary ancestors, Mathews originally intended his nature stories for boys. But the stories transcend boundaries of age, gender, and geography. Mathews writes not just to inspire his readers with nature’s beauty but to demonstrate the interrelatedness of humans, animals, and the landscapes in which they interact.

The Nautical Magazine for 1835

Author: Various

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 870

View: 891

The 1835 Nautical Magazine includes shipping news, a lurid 'journal of a privateer', and discussion of discipline on merchant ships.

The Moon in the Nautilus Shell

Discordant Harmonies Reconsidered

Author: Daniel B. Botkin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 448

View: 549

Why do we keep talking about so many environmental problems and rarely solve any? If these are scientific issues, then why can't scientists solve them or at least agree on what to do? In his new book, The Moon in the Nautilus Shell, ecologist Daniel Botkin explains why. For one thing, although we live in a world of constantly changing environments and talk a lot about climate change, most of our environmental laws, policies, and scientific premises are based on the idea that the environment is constant, never changing, except when people affect it. For another, we have lost contact with nature in personal ways. Disconnected from our surroundings, we lack the deep understanding and feelings about the environment to make meaningful judgments. The environment has become just another one of those special interests that interferes with our lives. Poised to be a core text of the twenty-first century environmental movement, The Moon in the Nautilus Shell challenges us to think critically about our role in nature.

Cry of the Curlew

Author: Peter Watt

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Adventure fiction

Page: 1084

View: 103

Confronting, graphic and erotic, Cry of the Curlew is a riveting novel of Australia's brutal past from master storyteller Peter Watt. It is the tale of two families, the Macintoshes and the Duffys, who are locked in a deadly battle from the moment squatter Donald Macintosh commits an act of barbarity on his Queensland property. Their paths cross in love, death and revenge as both families fight to tame the wild frontier of Australia's north country. Cry of the Curlew and the next two novels in this compelling trilogy, Shadow of the Osprey and Flight of the Eagle, depict our turbulent history as never before.