You sit at your window and watch the birds in the yard. You watch them search for food. They flit and fly around. You find yourself very relaxed. It is important to maintain your bird feeders properly. Keep them clean and full of fresh food at all times. You can hang your feeders from trees or purchase a specially-made hanger. You can attach them to porch railings as well. You can tailor your feeders to certain species of birds. Thistle will generally attract finches and small birds. Sunflowers seeds will attract red birds. And peanuts attract blue jays. Don't forget about the humming birds and orioles. They like a feeder filled with sugar water. Relax and have fun with the birds! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara H. Scott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030464/bk_acx0_030464_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A comical collection of four classic tales written by America's favorite author. Read with rakish mastery by Carol Eason, the stories include "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County", which concerns the controversial outcome of a frog jumping contest; "What Stumped the Blue Jay", regarding the plight of a particularly determined jay bird; "The Story of the Old Ram", where a group of miners gather to listen to a legendary tale; and "The Joke that Made Ed's Fortune", which concerns a devilish prank and its wry backfiring. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carol Eason. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pctr/000166/bk_pctr_000166_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Planet Maya is a trilogy. It is a book about a haunted, cursed mansion. The mansion found many new owners at a bargain price. Every owner that purchased the said mansion did not have the courage to stay and confront the evil curse and strange things happening...until Paul's family decided to resolve the mysteries. This story comes with three different stages in three different books until the whole story is revealed. Mark Twain stated that courage is not the absence of fear, but the resistance and mastery of it, a trait which the book's main character, Paul, exemplifies. Paul works hard to provide for his family and to be a loving father and husband. When he finally gets the house of his dreams - a mansion on a lovely expanse of land - he doesn't question oddities, like how the former owners left unexpectedly (leaving their possessions and old food behind) or a black bird that haunts the barn and repeatedly attacks his son, Angelo, whenever he ventures outside. The whole family is on edge from all the peculiar happenings centered around the house, until one day Angelo goes missing without a trace. Paul suspects that the black bird has something to do with it. He takes matters into his own hands and hunts the perpetrator responsible for his son's disappearance as well as the family's misfortunes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Ashton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048936/bk_acx0_048936_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Master the KIingon Way of the Warrior as you undergo Starfleet's training in the language, culture, and warfare of the Federation's most lethal adversary: the Klingons. This is a frighteningly realistic episode that tests your mastery of Klingon phrases, customs, body language, and even the proper cooking of gagh. In this truly unique adventure, you are Pok, a young Klingon warrior caught up in the dangerous circles of Klingon clan politics. On the day of your Rite of Ascension, your father is murdered in his own home - and it is up to you, with the help of Gowron (leader of the Klingon High Council), to find the murderer and close the circle of vengeance. Along the way you will encounter strange aliens and treacherous friends, and even serve aboard the mighty bird of prey, the Tagana. Think, act, and speak like a Klingon, and you will become a warrior; think like a Terran and you'll be dead Ha'DblaH! For more Trek titles, browse our special Star Trek section! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Dorn, Robert O'Reilly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000057/bk_sans_000057_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A white seabird with a teal beak dappled with pink and orange colors and a set of apple-red webbed feet hops from one branch to another, with all the grace of a toddler learning to take his first steps. Not far from this charming bird, the red-footed booby, a majestic lizard the size of a plump house cat with coral-pink scales and black stripes, scuttles across the earth and ducks underneath a shrub for some much-needed shade. Feet away from the aptly-named pink iguana, a scolopendra centipede lies in wait. The long, slender insect, about the size of a large twig, has a chocolate-colored, ribbed shell for a body, its fiery orange-tipped legs piercing into the sand as it scours its surroundings for unsuspecting lava lizards and rice rats. Unaware of the impending bloodbath, a pocket-sized penguin, no more than 19 inches long, emerges from the crystal-clear waters and splashes about with its stubby flippers before waddling onto the beach. These are only a handful of the seemingly whimsical creatures that reside in the gorgeous Galápagos Islands, a fantastic paradise of an archipelago brimming with life and unexpected heterogeneity. Come nightfall, this natural nirvana is equally, if not more disarmingly, spellbinding.Unperturbed by the poisons of pollution, the charcoal-black canvas is almost completely dotted with dazzling constellations from both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, a mesmerizing panorama unique only to this beautiful nest of islands.On the surface, the Galápagos could have been plucked out of the imagination of a vastly creative author of adventure fiction or perhaps, a starry-eyed spinner of fairy tales. But of course, the astounding archipelago is indeed real, a picturesque product of Mother Nature's endless mastery, and the archipelago has become almost synonymous with British naturalist Charles Darwin, who produced several groundbreaking theories about natural selection and evolution based on his time there. Dar 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D. Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/176402/bk_acx0_176402_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Joy of Bird Feeding is the ultimate reference for backyard bird watchers and bird feeders. It offers practical tips and solutions to attracting and identifying birds, offering the best foods for the birds you want to see, and how to deter those unwanted guests to feeding stations. Each chapter focuses on an important aspect of the hobby and guides readers to the essential steps of bird feeding mastery: Founder of Wild Birds Unlimited, Jim Carpenter brings a lifelong passion for birds and bird feeding along with real solutions to make anyone's backyard a paradise for the birds and for bird watchers.
There are 10,500 species of bird worldwide and wherever they occur people marvel at their glorious colours and their beautiful songs. We also trap and consume birds of every kind. Yet birds have not just been good to eat. Their feathers, which keep us warm or adorn our costumes, give birds unique mastery over the heavens. Throughout history their flight has inspired the human imagination so that birds are embedded in our religions, folklore, music and arts. Vast in both scope and scale, Birds and People explores and celebrates this relationship and draws upon Mark Cocker&#8217;s 40 years of observing and thinking about birds. Part natural history and part cultural study, it describes and maps the entire spectrum of our engagements with birds, drawing in themes of history, literature, art, cuisine, language, lore, politics and the environment. In the end, this is a book as much about us as it is about birds. Birds and People has been stunningly illustrated by one of Europe&#8217;s best wildlife photographers, David Tipling, who has travelled in 39 countries on seven continents to produce a breathtaking and unique collection of photographs. The book is as important for its visual riches as it is for its groundbreaking content. Birds and People is also exceptional in that the author has solicited contributions from people worldwide. Personal anecdotes and stories have come from more than 650 individuals in 81 different countries. They range from university academics to Mongolian eagle hunters, and from Amerindian shamans to some of the most celebrated writers of our age. The sheer multitude of voices in this global chorus means that Birds and People is both a source book on why we cherish birds and a powerful testament to their importance for all humanity.
In 'The Devil's Dictionary' Ambrose Bierce defined 'war' as 'a by-product of the arts of peace.' A Civil War veteran, Bierce had absolutely no illusions about 'courage,' 'honor,' and 'glory' on the battlefield. These stories form one of the great antiwar statements in American literature. Included here are the classic 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,' 'Chickamauga,' 'The Mocking Bird,' 'The Coup de Grace,' 'Parker Anderson,' 'Philosopher,' and other stories celebrated for their intensity, startling insight, and mastery of form.