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Holy Moli

Author : Hob Osterlund
ISBN : 0870718487
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Albatross live long. They spend the majority of their years airborne, gliding across vast oceans. In nesting season, they rack up inconceivable mileage to feed their chicks waiting on the islands of the Hawaiian archipelago. When Hob Osterlund happened upon a few courting albatross in Kauai, in 1979, she embarked on a personal journey that introduced her to the Hawaiian concept of 'amakua -- spiritual ancestors who occupy the physical forms of animals. This is the story of how the albatross -- or Moli -- guided Hob on her journey, back to the origin of a bargain she struck as a child.

Eye Of The Albatross

Author : Carl Safina
ISBN : 9781429984232
Genre : Nature
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"One of the most delightful natural history studies in decades." —The Boston Globe Eye of the Albatross takes us soaring to locales where whales, sea turtles, penguins, and shearwaters flourish in their own quotidian rhythms. Carl Safina's guide and inspiration is an albatross he calls Amelia, whose life and far-flung flights he describes in fascinating detail. Interwoven with recollections of whalers and famous explorers, Eye of the Albatross probes the unmistakable environmental impact of the encounters between man and marine life. Safina's perceptive and authoritative portrait results in a transforming ride to the ends of the Earth for the reader, as well as an eye-opening look at the health of our oceans.

Swimming In Hong Kong

Author : Stephanie Han
ISBN : 0983231761
Genre : Fiction
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The award winning stories in Swimming in Hong Kong cross borderstaking place in Hong Kong, Korea, and the United States, and exploring issues of intersectional identity. Han's characters wrestle with their relationships and access to spaces, negotiating racial, national, and gender boundaries.

Drama And Curriculum

Author : John O'Toole
ISBN : 9781402093708
Genre : Education
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‘Here’s a knocking indeed!’ says the Porter in Shakespeare’s Scottish play (Act II, Scene 3) and immediately puts himself into role in order to deal with the demands of such an early call after a late night of drinking and carousal: ‘If a man were porter of hell-gate...’. But what roles does the porter of curriculum-gate take on in order to deal with drama’s persistent demands for entry? Ah, that depends upon the temperature of the times. We, who have been knocking for what seems to be a very long time, know well that when evaluation and measurement criteriaare demanded as evidence of drama’s ef cacy, an examiner stands as gatekeeper. When the educational landscape is in danger of overcrowding, we meet a territorial governor. And how often has the courtesan turned out to be only a tease because the arts are, for a brief moment, in the spotlight for their abilities to foster out-of-the-box thinkers? In this text, we meet these ‘commissionaires’ and many more. The gatekeeping roles and what they represent are so familiar that they have become cliches ́ to us. We know them by their arguments, ripostes, dismissals, their brief encouragement and lack of follow-up. And we know that behind each one (however rmly they think they keep the keys) is a nancial and political master whose power controls the curriculum building and everything in it.

Pheromones And Animal Behavior

Author : Tristram D. Wyatt
ISBN : 9780521112901
Genre : Psychology
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Explains how animals use chemical communication, emphasising the evolutionary context and covering fields from ecology to neuroscience and chemistry.

Hawaii S Kolea

Author : Oscar W. Johnson
ISBN : 0824866967
Genre : Nature
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Oscar "Wally" Johnson, the undisputed world expert on Pacific Golden-Plovers, and Susan Scott, a popular-science writer, have combined their knowledge and enthusiasm to create a book for everyone who admires the exceptional birds known as Kolea in Hawaiian. With easy-to-understand, yet scientifically accurate, text and outstanding color photographs, Hawaii's Kolea: The Amazing Transpacific Life of the Pacific Golden-Plover is a handy, reliable source of information for both general readers and ornithology specialists. Although the Pacific Golden-Plover is a member of the shorebird group, Kolea spend most of their time inland, favoring open space with short vegetation. This makes Hawaii's cemeteries, golf courses, and backyard lawns prime real estate for these migratory birds, which have adapted remarkably well to life among humans. Each year Kolea fly thousands of miles nonstop from Alaska and return to the same spot in the Islands, whether a condominium courtyard, a busy beach park, or strip of grass in downtown Honolulu. As a result, many Hawai'i residents get to know individual birds, calling them "my Kolea." In turn, urban plovers often grow tame around people, an endearing trait uncommon in other birds. Their human admirers see city Kolea as charming, alert, and personable-qualities that, together with their grace and beauty, have made them arguably Hawai'i's favorite bird. Observing the birds gives rise to countless questions: "When do the birds leave Hawai'i? When do they return? Do they have chicks in the Islands? How long does it take them to fly to Alaska?" To answer these and other questions, the authors have gathered together just about every detail researchers know about Pacific Golden-Plovers. If you marvel at the remarkable birds that prance through your park, strut in your street, and rest on your rooftop, this book will make you love Kolea even more.

Mink River

Author : Brian Doyle
ISBN : 0870715852
Genre : Fiction
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The story of the small Oregon coast town of Neawanaka and its people.

Beyond Words

Author : Carl Safina
ISBN : 9780805098891
Genre : Nature
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I wanted to know what they were experiencing, and why to us they feel so compelling, and so-close. This time I allowed myself to ask them the question that for a scientist was forbidden fruit: Who are you? Weaving decades of field observations with exciting new discoveries about the brain, Carl Safina's landmark book offers an intimate view of animal behavior to challenge the fixed boundary between humans and nonhuman animals. In Beyond Words, readers travel to Amboseli National Park in the threatened landscape of Kenya and witness struggling elephant families work out how to survive poaching and drought, then to Yellowstone National Park to observe wolves sort out the aftermath of one pack's personal tragedy, and finally plunge into the astonishingly peaceful society of killer whales living in the crystalline waters of the Pacific Northwest. Beyond Words brings forth powerful and illuminating insight into the unique personalities of animals through extraordinary stories of animal joy, grief, jealousy, anger, and love. The similarity between human and nonhuman consciousness, self-awareness, and empathy calls us to re-evaluate how we interact with animals. Wise, passionate, and eye-opening at every turn, Beyond Words is ultimately a graceful examination of humanity's place in the world.

The River Why

Author : David James Duncan
ISBN : 031626122X
Genre : Fiction
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The classic novel of fly fishing and spirituality republished with a new Afterword by the author. Since its publication in 1983, THE RIVER WHY has become a classic. David James Duncan's sweeping novel is a coming-of-age comedy about love, nature, and the quest for self-discovery, written in a voice as distinct and powerful as any in American letters. Gus Orviston is a young fly fisherman who leaves behind his comically schizoid family to find his own path. Taking refuge in a remote cabin, he sets out in pursuit of the Pacific Northwest's elusive steelhead. But what begins as a physical quarry becomes a spiritual one as his quest for self-knowledge batters him with unforeseeable experiences. Profoundly reflective about our connection to nature and to one another, THE RIVER WHY is also a comedic rollercoaster. Like Gus, the reader emerges utterly changed, stripped bare by the journey Duncan so expertly navigates.

Song For The Blue Ocean

Author : Carl Safina
ISBN : 0805061223
Genre : Nature
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Sounds a warning about the decline of the world's marine resources due to commercial fishing and other causes and the imminent extinction of some species

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