About the Author: Through his love of nature, Chuck observed and saw the beauty of nature and the animals all around us as he drove his bus each day early in the mornings or at sunset. These are the times he thought, the woods and the earth comes alive. This suggested to him that God, was really an early riser. Bill, a cockatiel, was the first bird that Chuck ever had and came to him in an unusual way which started him on his many adventures. He observed that birds create close family ties and that they can show many emotions on their faces, (anger or happiness), even though they have no lips, only hard beaks. Most of us never see birds up close because they are usually in flight or far away. Gonzo is on the cover and is his second bird. He was an abused bird that became a great friend after some exciting go arounds, and a lot of help from his wife and daughter. You will read more about him later. Chuck found the key of what it takes to love a pet or they to love us. You will be touched by the emotional experiences of these stories as well as, some of his inspiring thoughts of what part fate plays in our lives. So come along and enjoy the read.
In nature there exist three main types of biotic interactions between individuals of different species: competition, predation, and mutualism. All three exert powerful selection pressures, and all three shape communities. However, the question of how important interspecific competition in nature really is remains controversial and unresolved. This book provides a critical and exhaustive review of the topic. Although the examples are limited mostly to birds (interspecific competition and community structure have been exhaustively studied in this animal group, and a lot of experimental data are available), the conclusions reached have a far broader relevance to population ecologists in general. The book reasons that the coexistence of species is the result of both past and presently on-going interspecific competition. Furthermore, understanding the importance of interspecific competition in natural systems will be increasingly important when modelling the effects of climate change on populations.
Part autobiography, part natural history, Bird Cloud is the glorious story of Annie Proulx s piece of the Wyoming landscape and her home there. Bird Cloud is the name Annie Proulx gave to 640 acres of Wyoming wetlands and prairie and four-hundred-foot cliffs plunging down to the North Platte River. On the day she first visited, a cloud in the shape of a bird hung in the evening sky. Proulx also saw pelicans, bald eagles, golden eagles, great blue herons, ravens, scores of bluebirds, harriers, kestrels, elk, deer and a dozen antelope. She fell in love with the land, then owned by the Nature Conservancy, and she knew what she wanted to build on it a house in harmony with her work, her appetites and her character, a library surrounded by bedrooms and a kitchen. Bird Cloud is the story of designing and constructing that house with its solar panels, Japanese soak tub, concrete floor, and elk horn handles on kitchen cabinets. It is also an enthralling natural history and archaeology of the region inhabited for millennia by Ute, Arapaho, and Shoshone Indians and a family history, going back to nineteenth-century Mississippi riverboat captains and Canadian settlers. Proulx, a writer with extraordinary powers of observation and compassion, here turns her lens on herself. We understand how she came to be living in a house surrounded by wilderness, with shelves for thousands of books and long worktables on which to heap manuscripts, research materials and maps, and how she came to be one of the great American writers of her time."
A new translation of the Book of 1 Peter from the New Testament, authored by a married couple who are both NT Greek Professors, originally created as a Christmas gift for their families.
This is a collection of short stories by one of Canada's most popular writers, Margaret Laurence. The moving prose is based on her own experiences - both harrowing and uplifting.
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