As evidenced by the incredible success of Helen MacDonald's H is for Hawk, and the legions of fans of Pale Male, the incredible red-tailed hawk of 5th avenue, we are full of rapture for raptors. James Macdonald Lockhart, is among the many who have sought out these incredible birds, and in this lyrical work of natural history he seeks out 15 different raptors, in 15 different landscapes across England: a journey in search of raptors, a journey through the birds and into their worlds. Raptors are by nature scarce and extremely elusive. Of Pandionidae (osprey), Accipitridae (broad-winged harrier, eagle, buzzard, red kite) and Falconidae (peregrine, sparrowhawk etc.) only widespread buzzards, kestrels and kites are easily seen. Lockhart follows loosely the trail of 19th-century Scottish naturalist and artist William MacGillivray (1796-1852), As Philip Hoare wrote of it, James MacDonald Lockhart puts the rapture back in the raptor. This is in-the-moment writing, raw in beak and claw. With its gorgeously felt sense of life and place, Raptor rips at its words, turning them into exquisite portraits of the utter wild, shaping soaring, obsessive beauty out of the British landscape and its imperial birds"
By 1987, the British Transformers was at the peak of its powers. Alternating between US reprints showing the struggle for leadership within the Autobot and Decepticon forces and UK material dealing with the insane future Decepticon Galvatron's attempts to rule yesterday, what had started as a toy advert had become a sprawling space opera seared into the minds of an entire generation. Stuart Webb was one such reader, and in 2012 he began a journey looking through every single issue of the series, commenting on its highs and lows. He became the first person to look at every backup strip and editorial and how they worked together to create the most thorough exploration of a publishing phenomenon ever undertaken. It's also highly personal, full of humour and silliness and even the occasionally thoughtful moment. The final result is an essential read, not just for Transformers fans, but also for those interested in the history of Marvel UK and the impact this simple little comic had on an entire generation.
Now is the time to remember who you are. The shift in consciousness that you may be experiencing -- during this time of unprecedented change -- is a doorway into a joyful and exciting new way of being on planet Earth. To encourage enjoyable and insightful personal breakthroughs within the momentum of change, Journey Through an Open Door provides a mirror reflecting a step-by-step progression into a wider view. That wider view -- that expansion -- is inside us all and it is accessed through a heart-directed journey. This heart-directed journey of expansion includes essential balancing of the intuitive with the rational, the feminine with the masculine, the inner landscape with the outer one. Rooted in the beauty of natures year along the Maine coastline, Tritia Hamilton's narrative for Journey Through an Open Door is the background for doorway-opening commentary from beneficent guides who playfully call themselves Mirin. It is they who suggested and inspired the writing of this unique and multi-layered book. Among the twenty Mirin commentaries shared within the narrative of Journey Through an Open Door are: Remembering, Playfulness, All Mirrors are Magic Mirrors, Power Places, Guidance, Relationships, Where is the Future?, The Land of Enchantment, The Dawning. The annotated journal pages that follow each of the Mirin commentaries invite participation and strongly encourage your personal heart-directed journey. Fifty-six keys to expansion further enhance your process of opening into the wider view. "We underscore that the adventure of expansion into enhanced awareness is not a whimsical side trip but rather an integral part of your journey. This journey can ultimately align both your heart's longings and rememberings with earthplane reality'. Access to long-denied parts of yourself, and transformation of all aspects of your reality both inner and outer is possible. And it beckons." ~ Mirin
Dr Newton's book is concerned with all aspects of population regulation in diurnal birds of prey, their social behaviour, dispersion, numbers, movements, breeding and mortality. He has drawn on his own studies in Scotland and on material and investigations worldwide to produce an authoritative and stimulating synthesis of current thinking and research on the ecological problems of the Falconiformes. He also deals in detail with the effects of pesticides and other pollutants on these birds, and with their scientific management and conservation. The author's lucid style will ensure a wide readership among research workers and the more general audience with an interest in birds of prey. There is a full bibliography and an extensive appendix of tables.
Finding a rare treasure brings trouble and transformation to a coming-of-age boy in this novel by Amazon #1 bestselling southern author Susan Gabriel. Thirteen-year-old Sam lives on a reservation in North Carolina with his beloved grandmother who teaches him the Cherokee ways. To honor his ancestors, Sam hikes to a nearby sacred mountain where he encounters a red-tailed hawk and has a life-threatening fall off a steep trail. Bruised and shaken, he lands at the roots of an ancient oak tree where he discovers, tangled in the roots, an extremely rare star ruby. When news of the ruby gets out, he confronts bullies and thieves before connecting with a renowned gemstone expert to determine the ruby’s value. In the meantime, Sam calls on his circle of ancestors to help him decide the fate of his treasure. Their message takes him far beyond the boundaries of his home where he will discover if the ruby is a blessing or a curse.
Understanding Israel Today is an accurate and contemporary presentation that explores the Middle Eastern nation of Israel with a focus on the country as it is today: current issues, culture, and lifestyle. The book is written in an easy-to-read enjoyable narrative form for elementary readers 8-11,. The Israel title includes a native recipe and craft for students to create. Elementary students are encouraged to consider evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. Series titles have been developed to address many of the Common Core specific goals, higher level thinking skills, and progressive learning strategies for middle grade and junior high level students.
A Journey into the Birth and Life of a Living Traiteur
Author: V.M. Castel
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This is the first book, of a series of two, of present-day people who work with spirit, using inherited spiritual gifts such as empathy, healing, sight, spirit communication, and more; to do amazing things (healing, energy manipulation, interact with ghosts, affect weather, precognition, animal/nature communication, dream travel, and manifestation). In Southern Louisiana, these people are referred to as Traiteurs and the foundation of their faith and craft is the Trinity. This particular family is of the Naquin Traiteur lineage. Each family is unique in their abilities as are the different traditions of Native American tribes; akin to Native American Medicine. Part one focuses on the circumstances surrounding the birth and early life of these unique people. Part 2 tells of resources (tools) used by this Traiteur family to live regular lives. So, come along for the ride, as we explore a mystery of wonder living along-side you.
The birder who rediscovered the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker takes the reader on daring journeys to the arctic, distant islands, and high deserts in search of spectacular raptors -- peregrine falcons, eagles, gyrfalcons, and condors -- as well as to a few locations closer to home.
Robert C. Vallieres struggled to find his ônew normalö when he returned home after serving in the military. An accident in Kuwait left him suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) internal injuries, leaving him in constant pain. After clinics, bottles of painkillers, and behavior modification pills, hope seemed to vanish. Then a local weekly newspaper ad caught his eye: a bird-watching trip to see raptors in the mountains of New Hampshire. An Emily Dickinson poem that states, ôHope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tuneùwithout the words, and never stops at all,ö sprang to his mind. Wounded Warriors is VallieresÆs story of self-healing from crippling ôinvisibleö wounds through the help of birds. The problems of TBI and post-traumatic stress disorder do not have definitive solutions. His story of recovery offers a winged hope to thousands of military personnel who suffer these physical and mental battles.
Take a photographic journey through nesting season with a newly mated osprey pair. In this true raptor adventure, the ospreys prepare a nest and mate, but their eggs do not hatch. Through an unlikely twist of events, the unviable eggs are swapped by biologists with hatchlings from an ill-fated nest. Witness the heartwarming account as the adults become foster parents and care for the young, including a nest interloper. Watch as the helpless chicks grow into fledglings and experience first flight. Resources include the osprey's current plight, tips for helping injured ospreys, and a glossary of terms. Like the award-winning Inside a Bald Eagle s Nest, this second collaboration by the authors is a timeless treasure to be enjoyed by all ages. With comprehensive information and 380 photographs in the ospreys natural habitat, it is perfect for raptor enthusiasts, webcam viewers, nature and wildlife lovers, conservationists, teachers, children, and photographers."