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The Dodos Did It!
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Alice McKinley
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-29 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

A brilliantly funny story about dodos, a dinosaur, and being VERY careful what you wish for, from the creator of Nine Lives Newton. Jack doesn’t just like dodos, he LOVES them. So when his dearest wish for a pet dodo comes true, surely Jack will be the happiest he’s ever been, EVER. Unless, of course, Jack wishes for more and more dodos and his new pets cause complete chaos, and no one believes that the dodos did it because dodos don’t exist and everyone blames Jack for everything. Maybe it's time for Jack to think about wishing for something completely different . . .
Animals and Human Society
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Aubrey Manning, James Serpell, Professor of Humane Ethics & Animal Welfare James Serpell
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-11-01 - Publisher: Routledge

Modern society is beginning to re-examine its whole relationship with animals and the natural world. Until recently issues such as animal welfare and environmental protection were considered the domain of small, idealistic minorities. Now, these issues attract vast numbers of articulate supporters who collectively exercise considerable political muscle. Animals, both wild and domestic, form the primary focus of concern in this often acrimonious debate. Yet why do animals evoke such strong and contradictory emotions in people - and do our western attitudes have anything in common with those of other societies and cultures? Bringing together a range of contributions from distinguished experts in the field, Animals and Society explores the importance of animals in society from social, historical and cross-cultural perspectives.
Welkin Weasels (3): Windjammer Run
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Garry Kilworth
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01-25 - Publisher: Random House

Sylver and his band of weasels take to the high seas in search of the humans who mysteriously deserted the land of Welkin many years ago. On their tail is the seasick Sheriff Falshed, commanded by the stoat rulers to stop Sylver at any cost. And if that's not bad enough, behind them is a ship crammed to the gunwales with bloodthirsty rats, convinced that Sylver is secretly hunting a pirate's treasure...
Biology
Language: en
Pages: 80
Authors: Peter Ellis
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Nelson Thornes

These readers are designed to extend and deepen students' level of scientific knowledge and understanding. Topics are presented in various forms - stories, case studies, articles and discussion pieces - to stimulate and gain students' interest. Questions increase in difficulty in order to show students' progression, and help consolidate learning.
Strictly for the Birds
Language: en
Pages: 121
Authors: Beth Yockey, Ross Yockey
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Lulu.com

What would you say about a government decree that everyone must think alike? You?d say it?s a bad idea ? Strictly for the Birds! That?s what nearly everyone says about No Bird Left Out, the new law that has teachers teaching to the NoBLO test and betting their careers on the outcome.In this hilarious, heart-tugging, soul-searching sendup of the No Child Left Behind Act, it?s the individuals who make the difference. Aesop gave us fables and Orwell gave us Animal Farm ? now a father-daughter writing team (he the author of 14 traditionally published books) has created an all-too-human cast of birds to help us learn some of life?s most important lessons.Here?s a novel that makes us think as it entertains, published on Lulu.com to make it available inexpensively, and just in time for the 2004 Presidential election. (125 pages)
My Vocabulary Did This to Me
Language: en
Pages: 508
Authors: Jack Spicer
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-10-01 - Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

Winner of the Northern California Independent Booksellers Award for Poetry (2009) Winner of the American Book Award (2009) In 1965, when the poet Jack Spicer died at the age of forty, he left behind a trunkful of papers and manuscripts and a few copies of the seven small books he had seen to press. A West Coast poet, his influence spanned the national literary scene of the 1950s and ’60s, though in many ways Spicer’s innovative writing ran counter to that of his contemporaries in the New York School and the West Coast Beat movement. Now, more than forty years later, Spicer’s voice is more compelling, insistent, and timely than ever. During his short but prolific life, Spicer troubled the concepts of translation, voice, and the act of poetic composition itself. My Vocabulary Did This to Me is a landmark publication of this essential poet’s life work, and includes poems that have become increasingly hard to find and many published here for the first time.
Don't Let Go
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Michel Bussi
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-27 - Publisher: Hachette UK

'Michel Bussi is one of France's most ingenious crime writers... has plenty of twists and turns in store in this fast-moving novel about a long-planned act of revenge' Joan Smith, SUNDAY TIMES 'Takes the reader on a thrilling ride across the remote isle in the Indian Ocean with plenty of twists and turns to keep them gripped until an epic, unexpected conclusion' Jon Coates, DAILY EXPRESS Picture the scene - an idyllic resort on the island of Réunion. Martial and Liane Bellion are enjoying the perfect moment with their six-year-old daughter. Turquoise skies, clear water, palm trees, a warm breeze... Then Liane Bellion disappears. She went up to her hotel room between 3 and 4pm and never came back. When the room is opened, it is empty, but there is blood everywhere. An employee of the hotel claims to have seen Martial in the corridor during that crucial hour. Then Martial also disappears, along with his daughter. An all-out manhunt is declared across the island. But is Martial really his wife's killer? And if he isn't, why does he appear to be so guilty? 'Some writers try carefully calibrated alternations on a winning formula from book to book, but offer few surprises. That can't be said of the French author Michel Bussi... That refusal to repeat himself is evident in Don't Let Go, which is just as accomplished as its predecessors - GUARDIAN 'As it draws towards its heart-pounding final pages, it's hard to concentrate on anything other than the outcome of the desperate manhunt - and the startling revelation of the truth. Inventive, original and incredibly entertaining' SUNDAY MIRROR
Mountain People
Language: en
Pages: 309
Authors: Colin Turnbull
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1987-07-02 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

In "The Mountain People," Colin The Forest People" - describes the dehumanization of the Ik, African tribesmen who in less than three generations have deteriorated from being once-prosperous hunters to scattered bands of hostile, starving people whose only goal is individual survival. Forbidden by the Ugandan government to hunt game in the Kidepo National Park, the Ik are compelled to farm and forage for food in the barren mountain heights adjoining the park. Drought and starvation have made them a strange and heartless people, mistrustful of their own kind - their days occupied with constant competition and the search for food. Isolated from one another, each family is separated in its own compound within the village's fortress walls. And each family is itself divided: husbands, wives, and children remorselessly avoid helping one another find food. Sad, disturbing, and eloquently written, "The Mountain People" is a moving meditation on human nature, our capacity for goodness, and the fragility of human society. It is a brilliant, modern classic of anthropology.
Rhetorical Animals
Language: en
Pages: 318
Authors: Kristian Bjørkdahl, Alex C. Parrish
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-30 - Publisher: Lexington Books

For this edited volume, the editors solicited chapters that investigate the place of nonhuman animals in the purview of rhetorical theory; what it would mean to communicate beyond the human community; how rhetoric reveals our "brute roots." In other words, this book investigates themes that enlighten us about likely or possible implications of the animal turn within rhetorical studies. The present book is unique in its focus on the call for nonanthropocentrism in rhetorical studies. Although there have been many hints in recent years that rhetoric is beginning to consider the implications of the animal turn, as yet no other anthology makes this its explicit starting point and sustained objective. Thus, the various contributions to this book promise to further the ongoing debate about what rhetoric might be after it sheds its long-standing humanistic bias.
Kids InfoBits Presents: Animals
Language: en
Pages: 175
Authors: Gale, Cengage Learning
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

Which class of animals spend part of their time in water and part on land? What animal is the skunk’s only regular predator? Which spider’s bite can kill people? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Kids InfoBits Presents: Animals. Animals contains authoritative, age-appropriate content covering a range of animals, from dogs and butterflies to sharks and penguins. The content, arranged in A-Z format, provides interesting and important facts and is geared to fit the needs of elementary school students. Kids InfoBits Presents contains content derived from Kids InfoBits, a content-rich and easy-to-use digital resource available at your local school or public library.
Representing Education in Film
Language: en
Pages: 169
Authors: David Resnick
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-01-08 - Publisher: Springer

This book presents an incisive analysis of how fundamental issues in education are portrayed in film. Focusing on recent films, the author draws on a wide range of educational thinkers and fields of research to examine issues not discussed before. Resnick challenges our assumptions and enriches our general knowledge on critical issues like funding for arts education, what we mean by successful civic education, and the educational value of sports. This project, which includes topics such as the gender gap in civic education, religious education, and what animated films have to say about human education, can serve as a “viewer’s guide” to selected educational issues in film and may spur the intelligent use of films in public debate.
Dead As A Dodo
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Venita Coelho
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-10 - Publisher: Hachette UK

MISSION DEAD AS A DODO Mission Brief: Somebody is on an extinction operation, stealing all the last specimens of highly endangered species. This mysterious crook has somehow managed to discover the impossible – a living specimen of Raphus cucullatus, aka, the dodo. Yes, the same flightless bird that was hunted to oblivion in Mauritius more than 300 years ago! This dodo has become the single most priceless creature on the planet and it must be rescued immediately. Without delay, Animal Intelligence Agency agents are assigned to this urgent mission. NOTE: The Animal Intelligence Agency is a multi-species nongovernmental agency. Specially trained Animal and Human agents work undercover to save animals and save the world. Some of them have a licence to kill. Agent no. 002 Species: Panthera tigris tigris Name: Bagcha Currently the only agent with a licence to kill. He is the most dangerous and experienced operative, with the scars to prove it. Agent no. 015 Species: Semnopithecus entellus Name: Kela This operative was formerly a disgraced agent, stripped of his number. However, after his sterling performance in Mission Tiger by the Tail, his number and privileges have been restored. Agent no. 11.5 Species: Homo sapiens sapiens Name: Rana One of only two people in the world who use JungleSpeak to communicate across species. Extremely good with computers and all things tech. Far from dangerous or lethal. However, his intelligence is a real contribution to a mission. His allergies are a real problem. Indications are that the mission will take the agents to Mauritius, America, and as far off as the Arctic Circle and the North Pole. They must not fail, come what may. This dodo must not die.