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Title Birds of Paradise and Bowerbirds
Author Phil Gregory
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2020-01-09
Category Nature
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9781472975843
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Renowned for their elaborate and dazzling plumages, the birds of paradise (Paradisaeidae) and bowerbirds (Ptilonohynchidae) exhibit some of the most astonishing behaviours in the avian kingdom. The former is the most iconic group of birds found in New Guinea, while the bowerbirds extend into Australia, and are perhaps best known for the males' construction of avenue bowers, used to tempt females on the forest floor. This comprehensive monograph is dedicated to these two families, combining the product of more than two decades of research and scholarship with original observations by the author and many other knowledgeable contributors. Birds of Paradise and Bowerbirds is the ultimate reference to these two groups. It provides a thorough guide to their identification, taxonomy and ecology, with detailed distribution maps accompanying the text. A series of beautifully illustrated plates by Richard Allen cover all of the 108 recognised taxa in these groups, with these supplemented by more than 200 photographs covering a range of racial and age-related plumage variety. This book is an indispensable addition to the libraries of all birders and ornithologists interested in these sensational birds.

Birds Of Paradise by Tim Laman

Title Birds of Paradise
Author Tim Laman
Publisher National Geographic Books
Release Date 2012
Category Nature
Total Pages 227
ISBN 9781426209581
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Examines the extraordinary plumage, behavior, and conservation successes of all thirty-nine bird of paradise species, and includes images of previously unrepresented birds from remote New Guinea.

Birds Of Paradise by Diana Abu-Jaber

Title Birds of Paradise
Author Diana Abu-Jaber
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2011-09-06
Category Fiction
Total Pages 362
ISBN 9780393064612
Language English, Spanish, and French
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After a five year absence, an 18-year-old runaway returns to her family in Miami to deal with the guilty secret that caused her to flee in this new novel from the author of Origin. 35,000 first printing.

Bird Of Paradise by Raquel Cepeda

Title Bird of Paradise
Author Raquel Cepeda
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2013-03-05
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781451635881
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In 2009, when Raquel Cepeda almost lost her estranged father to heart disease, she was terrified she’d never know the truth about her ancestry. Every time she looked in the mirror, Cepeda saw a mystery—a tapestry of races and ethnicities that came together in an ambiguous mix. With time running out, she decided to embark on an archaeological dig of sorts by using the science of ancestral DNA testing to excavate everything she could about her genetic history. Digging through memories long buried, she embarks upon a journey not only into her ancestry but also into her own history. Born in Harlem to Dominican parents, she was sent to live with her maternal grandparents in the Paraíso (Paradise) district in Santo Domingo while still a baby. It proved to be an idyllic reprieve in her otherwise fraught childhood. Paraíso came to mean family, home, belonging. When Cepeda returned to the US, she discovered her family constellation had changed. Her mother had a new, abusive boyfriend, who relocated the family to San Francisco. When that relationship fell apart, Cepeda found herself back in New York City with her father and European stepmother: attending tennis lessons and Catholic schools; fighting vicious battles wih her father, who discouraged her from expressing the Dominican part of her hyphenated identity; and immersed in the ’80s hip-hop culture of uptown Manhattan. It was in these streets, through the prism of hip-hop and the sometimes loving embrace of her community, that Cepeda constructed her own identity. Years later, when Cepeda had become a successful journalist and documentary filmmaker, the strands of her DNA would take her further, across the globe and into history. Who were her ancestors? How did they—and she—become Latina? Her journey, as the most unforgettable ones often do, would lead her to places she hadn’t expected to go. With a vibrant lyrical prose and fierce honesty, Cepeda parses concepts of race, identity, and ancestral DNA among Latinos by using her own Dominican-American story as one example, and in the process arrives at some sort of peace with her father.

Birds Of Paradise by Anne Malcom

Title Birds of Paradise
Author Anne Malcom
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date 2018-05-08
Category
Total Pages 324
ISBN 1718921284
Language English, Spanish, and French
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He collected beautiful things. Rare things. Ripped them out of their natural environment and preserved them in all of their dead splendor. The problem was I wasn't beautiful. I was all of the hideous and ugly realities of the world packaged into one broken human being. He came to kill me. That was his business. Death. He ripped me out of my natural environment, the prison I'd created, and locked me away with all of his beautiful dead things. I hated him. I still hate him. But if I was given the choice and the ability to leave this cage, come back to life, I'd stay dead. In all of my hideous splendor. Because my murderer can only possess dead things. And I can only be possessed by someone more broken and ugly than me.

Birds Of Paradise by Clifford B. Frith

Title Birds of Paradise
Author Clifford B. Frith
Publisher OUP Oxford
Release Date 1998-07-09
Category Nature
Total Pages 676
ISBN 0198548532
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Birds of paradise have long played a central part in human mythologies and captured the imagination of collectors, scientists, and naturalists - and fashion designers. Birds of Paradise provides the first comprehensive, up-to-date, and scientifically accurate overview of the behaviour, biology, ecology, biogeography, and history of the most ornate and dramatic group of birds on earth. The book is illustrated by 12 superb, specially commissioned colour plates including all 42 species of birds of paradise, original line drawings of many behaviours never before recorded, maps, graphs, sonograms, and photographs. This stunning book will delight ornithologists and naturalists the world over.

Birds Of Paradise by Marketa Uhlirova

Title Birds of Paradise
Author Marketa Uhlirova
Publisher Walther Konig
Release Date 2014-04-01
Category Design
Total Pages 288
ISBN 3863352181
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From exquisitely opulent films of the silent era, to sybaritic experimental productions of the American underground, costume has often played a vital role as a cinematic vehicle of sensuous pleasure and enchantment.Birds of Paradise: Costume as Cinematic Spectacle explores cinema's poetic fascination with animated dress, jewellery and adornment and carefully considers the relationship between screen expressions and those of related time-based forms, especially dance and theatre.Lavishly illustrated, the book examines those episodes in European and American cinema history that most powerfully foregrounded costume as the 'star attraction' on show - early cinema's dance, trick and féerie films of the 1890s and 1900s; popular silent cinema of the 1910s and 20s, especially music hall and orientalist spectaculars; and experimental films of the 1940s-1970s by artists including Kenneth Anger, Jack Smith and James Bidgood.

Birds Of Paradise by Christine Kitano

Title Birds of Paradise
Author Christine Kitano
Publisher Lynx House Books
Release Date 2011
Category Poetry
Total Pages 58
ISBN 0899241204
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A third-generation Japanese American, Kitano writes with an eerie, clarified composure of her family's struggles--immigration, culture shock, internment--and of her own private struggle to understand them and herself. Her confident, beautifully crafted poems are suggestive of a mature poet at the top of her form; but, amazingly, this is her first book. "Newcomer Christine Kitano writes with purpose and intensity about the disturbing subjects of her youth, her family interned in camps, her unborn twin, her mother's cruelty, her father's death. Throughout it all, the grey, almost invisible child, 'born of everybody's second choice' watches wonders and survives. 'Someone is waiting for me to die,' she writes, 'to crack my bones / open in search of music.' A haunting debut." -Dorianne Laux

Title The Lost Birds of Paradise
Author Errol Fuller
Publisher Voyageur Press
Release Date 1995
Category Nature
Total Pages 160
ISBN STANFORD:36105025803649
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Natural History claimed, "A glorious collection of science and art, geography and history, romance and rigor. It is a reassessment of a group of twenty birds ... that had lost their species status in the bird of paradise family and were largely forgotten by science for more than sixty years".

The Photo Ark by Joel Sartore

Title The Photo Ark
Author Joel Sartore
Publisher National Geographic Books
Release Date 2017
Category Nature
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781426217777
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This lush book of photography represents National Geographic's Photo Ark, a major cross-platform initiative and lifelong project by photographer Joel Sartore to make portraits of the world's animals-especially those that are endangered. His powerful message, conveyed with humor, compassion, and art- to know these animals is to save them.Sartore intends to photograph every animal in captivity in the world. He is circling the globe, visiting zoos and wildlife rescue centers to create studio portraits of 12,000 species, with an emphasis on those facing extinction. He has photographed more than 6,000 already and now, thanks to a multi-year partnership with National Geographic, he may reach his goal. This book showcases his animal portraits- from tiny to mammoth, from the Florida grasshopper sparrow to the greater one-horned rhinoceros. Paired with the eloquent prose of veteran wildlife writer Douglas Chadwick, this book presents a thought-provoking argument for saving all the species of our planet.

Birds Of Paradise by David Evans

Title Birds of Paradise
Author David Evans
Publisher Samuel French, Inc.
Release Date 1988-01-01
Category Musical plays in English - Librettos
Total Pages 92
ISBN 9780573681899
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Birds Of Paradise by Cynthia Unwin

Title Birds of Paradise
Author Cynthia Unwin
Publisher Children's Press
Release Date 2019-09-03
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 48
ISBN 0531229890
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Did you know that all birds of paradise live in one small area of the world-or that they have special dances and displays meant to attract a mate? Learn fascinating facts like these-and more-all in the pages of this book!

The Birds Of Paradise by Paul Scott

Title The Birds of Paradise
Author Paul Scott
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 2013-08-22
Category Fiction
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780226088099
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Paul Scott is most famous for his much-beloved tetralogy The Raj Quartet, an epic that chronicles the end of the British rule in India with a cast of vividly and memorably drawn characters. Inspired by Scott’s own time spent in India during World War II, this powerful novel provides valuable insight into how foreign lands changed the British who worked and fought in them, hated and loved them. A coming of age tale, The Birds of Paradise is the story of a boy and his childhood friendship with the daughter of a British diplomat and the son of the Raja. Scott artfully brings his young narrator’s voice to life with evocative language and an eye for detail, capturing the pangs of childhood and the bittersweet fog of memory with nostalgic yet immediate prose

Title Birds of Paradise Lost
Author Andrew Lam
Publisher Red Hen Press
Release Date 2012-03-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 216
ISBN 9781597092784
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the award-winning author of Perfume Dreams, a collection of thirteen short stories following Vietnamese immigrants new to the United States. The thirteen stories in Birds of Paradise Lost shimmer with humor and pathos as they chronicle the anguish and joy and bravery of America’s newest Americans, the troubled lives of those who fled Vietnam and remade themselves in the San Francisco Bay Area. The past—memories of war and its aftermath, of murder, arrest, re-education camps and new economic zones, of escape and shipwreck and atrocity—is ever present in these wise and compassionate stories. It plays itself out in surprising ways in the lives of people who thought they had moved beyond the nightmares of war and exodus. It comes back on TV in the form of a confession from a cannibal; it enters the Vietnamese restaurant as a Vietnam Vet with a shameful secret; it articulates itself in the peculiar tics of a man with Tourette’s Syndrome who struggles to deal with a profound tragedy. Birds of Paradise Lost is an emotional tour de force, intricately rendering the false starts and revelations in the struggle for integration, and in so doing, the human heart. *Finalist for the California Book Award* “His stories are elegant and humane and funny and sad. Lam has instantly established himself as one of our finest fiction writers.” —Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Perfume Mountain “Read Andrew Lam, and bask in his love of language, and his compassion for people, both those here and those far away.” —Maxine Hong Kingston, award-winning author of The Woman Warrior

Title Pictura Birds of Paradise
Author Kerry Lemon
Publisher Echo Publishing
Release Date 2016-02
Category
Total Pages 16
ISBN 1760402621
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Delve into the fascinating world of Birds of Paradise - from their beautiful plumes to their quirky mating rituals. Unfold a Pictura and you'll find a concertina of art just waiting for you to make it your own. Colour it in a little or colour it in a lot - there are no rules! Pictura provides beautiful, detailed art to collect and colour, and highlights the real benefits of colouring-in - enhanced connectivity in the brain, increased focus and an opportunity to lose oneself in a creative act while disconnecting from everyday stresses. This beautiful black-and-white series is now available in a poster book format New larger format and colour cover - excellent value Colouring-in IS for adults and has many benefits: it relieves stress, enhances connectivity in the brain, increases focus and improves cognitive function. Created by some of the world's most respected illustrators, Pictura makes beautiful art available for everyone to colour in. Unfold a Pictura and you'll find a piece of art just waiting for you to make it your own. Colour in a little, colour in a lot. There are no rules. It's your for the making. Once complete, detach and display your artwork in the frame.

A New Bird Of Paradise by Rolla Patterson Currie

Title A New Bird of Paradise
Author Rolla Patterson Currie
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1900
Category Birds of paradise (Birds)
Total Pages 3
ISBN OCLC:75277859
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Birds Of Paradise by Oliver K. Langmead

Title Birds of Paradise
Author Oliver K. Langmead
Publisher Titan Books
Release Date 2021-03-16
Category Fiction
Total Pages 368
ISBN 178909481X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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American Gods meets The Chronicles of Narnia in this adult fantasy about the Biblical Adam recovering the lost pieces of the Garden of Eden. Many millennia after the fall of Eden, Adam, the first man in creation, still walks the Earth - exhausted by the endless death and destruction, he is a shadow of his former hope and glory. And he is not the only one. The Garden was deconstructed, its pieces scattered across the world and its inhabitants condemned to live out immortal lives, hiding in plain sight from generations of mankind. But now pieces of the Garden are turning up on the Earth. After centuries of loneliness, Adam, haunted by the golden time at the beginning of Creation, is determined to save the pieces of his long lost home. With the help of enlisting Eden's undying exiles, he must stop Eden becoming the plaything of mankind. Adam journeys across America and the British Isles with Magpie, Owl, and other animals, gathering the scattered pieces of Paradise. As the country floods once more, Adam must risk it all to rescue his friends and his home - because rescuing rebuilding the Garden might be the key to rebuilding his life.

Title Drawn From Paradise The Discovery Art and Natural History of the Birds of Paradise
Author Sir David Attenborough
Publisher HarperCollins UK
Release Date 2012-08-30
Category Nature
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780007487622
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Drawn from Paradise is David Attenborough’s journey through the cultural history of the birds of paradise, one of the most exquisite and extravagant, colourful and intriguing families of birds.

Bird Of Paradise by Jane Teresa Anderson

Title Bird of Paradise
Author Jane Teresa Anderson
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020-05-19
Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 274
ISBN 0987189689
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This inspirational guide to finding your calling and navigating your life using dreams, mysteries, and alchemy draws on Jane Teresa Anderson's life and work as a dream analyst and author, scientist and mystic. This is a story strewn with flowers that bloom, trees that shelter, and birds that sing -- all of which are touchstones to guide you on your path. Part whimsical memoir, part healing balm, and part alchemical guide, Bird of Paradise delivers Jane Teresa's down-to-earth tools and techniques for decoding dreams and synchronicities and offers up her unique signature alchemy practices that enable you to flow and grow with life's challenges, paradoxes, and mysteries. Jane Teresa's work is largely based on her own research and practice of more than twenty-seven years. As such, she has been privileged to spend much of her professional life engaged in exploring her clients' dreams and witnessing the breakthroughs that quite magically occur as a result. When Jane Teresa hasn't been working with clients, she's been writing about dreams and dreaming, speaking about dreams and dreaming in the media, training students to work with dreams, and at night, dreaming her own dreams. "There's a certain magic that comes from spending so much of a life in dreams. Your eyes acclimate to seeing beyond the everyday and you experience quite astounding synchronicities and mysterious goings-on. You witness a greater tapestry that's woven from the threads of yesterday, today, and tomorrow," she says. Immerse yourself in that magic now and learn how to see behind the curtain of ordinary consensus reality. In so doing, your world will become infinitely richer and you will become more aligned with your own unique calling on the road of life. Jane Teresa Anderson, BSc Hons, is the author of seven books, including The Dream Handbook. She consults worldwide as a dream analyst and dream therapist and can be reached at JaneTeresa.com. A frequent dream expert on television and radio, she is also the host of The Dream Show with Jane Teresa Anderson--a podcast series now in its eleventh year. She also conducts training courses in dream interpretation and dream therapy through her online learning platform, The Dream Academy.

Title The Politics of Experience and The Bird of Paradise
Author R. D. Laing
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 1990-04-26
Category Psychology
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9780141941745
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In ‘The Politics of Experience’ and the visionary ‘Bird of Paradise’, R.D. Laing shows how the straitjacket of conformity imposed on us all leads to intense feelings of alienation and a tragic waste of human potential. He throws into question the notion of normality, examines schizophrenia and psychotherapy, transcendence and ‘us and them’ thinking, and illustrates his ideas with a remarkable case history of a ten-day psychosis. ‘We are bemused and crazed creatures,’ Laing suggests. This outline of ‘a thoroughly self-conscious and self-critical human account of man’ represents a major attempt to understand our deepest dilemmas and sketch in solutions. ‘Everyone in contemporary psychiatry owes something to R.D. Laing’ Anthony Clare, the Guardian.