I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588369253

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 3206


Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned. Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read. “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity.”—James Baldwin

Monitoring Bird Populations by Point Counts

Author: C. John Ralph,John R. Sauer,Sam Droege

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788143441


Page: 181

View: 8869


Point counts of birds are the most widely used quantitative method and involve an observer recording birds from a single point for a standardized time period. In response to the need for standardization of methods to monitor bird populations by census, researchers met to present data from various investigations working under a wide variety of conditions, and to examine various aspects of point count methodology. Statistical aspects of sampling and analysis were discussed and applied to the objectives of point counts. The final chapter presents these standards and their applications to point count methodology.
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Marketing Communications

Author: Ludi Koekemoer,Steve Bird

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9780702165092

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 578

View: 1367


Six marketing communication tools—advertising, personal selling, sales promotion, direct marketing, public relations, and sponsorship—are reviewed in this text for South African learners and practitioners. This fully updated edition focuses on recent developments in marketing communications, highlighting the use of the World Wide Web, e-mail, and instant messaging in marketing. The user friendly and interactive presentation for self-assessment makes this an outcome-based learning tool.

Bird Sounds

How and why Birds Sing, Call, Chatter, and Screech

Author: Barry Kent MacKay

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811727877

Category: Science

Page: 147

View: 9500


A complete exploration of bird vocalization. Striking full-color illustrations throughout.

Transport Phenomena

Author: R. Byron Bird,Warren E. Stewart,Edwin N. Lightfoot

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470115394

Category: Science

Page: 905

View: 8692


This book presents balanced treatment of transport phenomena and equal emphasis on mass transport, momentum transport and energy transport. It include extensive reference to applications of material covered and the addition of appendices on applied mathematics topics, the Boltzmann equation, and a summary of the basic equations in several coordinate systems. 'Transport phenomena' offers literature citations throughout so you and your students know where to find additional material. It contains - Transport properties in two-phase systems; Boundary-layer theory; Heat and mass transfer coefficients; Dimensional analysis and scaling.

Conserving Bird Biodiversity

General Principles and Their Application

Author: Ken Norris,Deborah J. Pain,Guy Cowlishaw

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521789493

Category: Nature

Page: 337

View: 7695


The earth's biodiversity currently faces an extinction crisis that is unprecedented. Conservationists attempt to intervene in the extinction process either locally by protecting or restoring important species and habitats, or at national and international levels by influencing key policies and promoting debate. Reliable information is the foundation upon which these efforts are based, which places research at the heart of biodiversity conservation. The role of research in such conservation is diverse. It includes understanding why biodiversity is important, defining 'units' of biodiversity, priority-setting for species and sites, managing endangered and declining populations, understanding large-scale processes, making predictions about the future and interfacing with training, education, public awareness and policy initiatives. Using examples from a wide range of bird conservation work worldwide, researchers consider the principles underlying these issues, and illustrate how these principles have been applied to address actual conservation problems for students, practitioners and researchers in conservation biology./ñ¿F.

Bird by Bird

Instructions on Writing and Life

Author: Anne Lamott

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 178689856X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 963


Bird by Bird is the bible of writing guides - a wry, honest, down-to-earth book that has never stopped selling since it was first published in the United States in the 1990s. Bestselling novelist and memoirist Anne Lamott distils what she's learned over years of trial and error. Beautifully written, wise and immensely helpful, this is the book for all serious writers and writers-to-be.

Bird Song

Biological Themes and Variations

Author: Clive K. Catchpole,Peter J. B. Slater

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521544009

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 922


Explains how and why birds sing to one another.

Bird Gardens

Welcoming Wild Birds to Your Yard

Author: Stephen W. Kress,Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Publisher: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

ISBN: 9781889538082

Category: Gardening

Page: 111

View: 7660


Shows readers how to offer refuge to wild birds threatened with the loss of their habitats by creating backyard gardens

Bird Migration

A General Survey

Author: Peter Berthold

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198507871

Category: Nature

Page: 253

View: 894


The question of how birds migrate over enormous distances with apparently minimal guidance continues to excite both professional and amateur ornithologists. Nearly ten years have elapsed since Peter Berthold, a leading researcher in the field, wrote the first edition of this highly readableand fascinating book. During that time the field has advanced by strides, so that this new edition has been extensively revised, expanded, and updated. No other book exists that brings together the vast amount of information that is available on the subject of bird migration, so that the book willbe an inspiration to birdwatchers, naturalists, and ornithologists alike.