Wild Geese by M. A. Ogilvie

By M. A. Ogilvie

In variety, Wild ducks covers the ducks of North the US, Europe and Asia, and hence the area species with the exception of the Hawaiian Goose or Ne-Ne. The plan of the booklet is identical to the author's geese of england and Europe yet distribution, prestige and migration rightly think a extra huge position in Wild ducks and the distinctive textual content on these topics is totally complemented by way of migration and distribution maps. accomplished chapters also are dedicated to category, ecology, breeding, id, and to exploitation and conservation. The id bankruptcy is mainly worthy with sections on grownup and primary iciness birds, downy younger, plumage versions and voice, for every species and sub-species, in addition to assistance on growing old and sexing ducks within the box. The textual content is successfully supported via sixteen id plates in color via Carol Ogilvie, displaying information of heads and accounts in addition to all species in flight and at the flooring, and downy younger. the writer is a longtime authority on geese and ducks and has been a learn scientist on the Wildfowl belief, Slimbridge, England, for the reason that 1960

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The Secret Of The Australian Desert (1895) by Ernest Favenc

By Ernest Favenc

This scarce antiquarian booklet is a facsimile reprint of the unique. because of its age, it may possibly comprise imperfections reminiscent of marks, notations, marginalia and wrong pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally vital, now we have made it on hand as a part of our dedication for safeguarding, protecting, and selling the world's literature in cheap, top of the range, sleek versions which are precise to the unique paintings.

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Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover Up by Rana Ayyub

By Rana Ayyub

Gujarat documents is the account of an eight-month lengthy undercover research by way of journalist Rana Ayyub into the Gujarat riots, faux encounters and the homicide of kingdom domestic Minister Haren Pandya that brings to the fore startling revelations. Posing as Maithili Tyagi, a filmmaker from the yankee movie Institute Conservatory, Rana met bureaucrats and most sensible police officers in Gujarat who held pivotal positions within the kingdom among 2001 and 2010. The transcripts of the edge operation demonstrate the complicity of the country and its officers in crimes opposed to humanity. With sensational disclosures approximately circumstances that run parallel to Narendra Modi and Amit Shah's ascent to energy and their trip from Gujarat to New Delhi, the booklet tells you the hushed fact of the nation within the phrases of these who built amnesia whereas talking sooner than commissions of enquiry, yet held not anything again within the secretly taped movies which shape the root of this amazing learn.

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Nitrogen Fix by Hal Clement

By Hal Clement

A Nomadic kin sooner or later is allied with an octopus-like alien who can live to tell the tale in earth's new surroundings, which has mixed with nitrogen. people needs to reside in shelters with oxygen-generating vegetation, or use appropriate respiring gear. a few of earth's unique lifestyles types have mutated to outlive within the replaced surroundings. on the grounds that nearly no metals can exist within the corrosive surroundings, any know-how relies on ceramics or glass.

Some people are suspicious of the extraterrestrial beings, blaming them for the swap within the surroundings considering the fact that they're tailored to it. The relations has a virtually deadly stumble upon with a bunch of such humans, who're keeping one other alien hostage. but the extraterrestrial beings may be able to pool stories biochemically in order that they turn into a similar character in our bodies. Their mixed wisdom and abilities aid the relations to flee. the adventure finds simply who the extraterrestrial beings are, the place they got here from, and why the earth's surroundings changed.

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Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

By Victor Hugo

On one point Les Miserables is a detective tale within which the relentless Inspector Javert obsessively pursues the escaped convict Jean Valjean. On one other point, it's a drama of crime, punishment and rehabilitation set opposed to a breathtaking description of French society after Napoleon. yet specially, Hugo’s masterpiece is ready the metaphysical fight among stable and evil within the soul of each guy. it's a plea for social justice, political enlightenment and private charity.From the Hardcover variation

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The Gates of November: Chronicles of the Slepak Family by Chaim Potok

By Chaim Potok

Amazon.com assessment Potok, renowned for his novels of Jewish kin lifestyles comparable to *The Chosen*, turns to nonfiction in *The Gates of November*, a wrenching kin chronicle with a riveting historic undercurrent. the tale of the relatives patriarch, Solomon Slepak, spans lots of the booklet: ignoring his mother's want that he develop into a rabbi, Slepak emigrated at thirteen to the US, grew to become a Marxist in big apple, again to struggle within the Russian Revolution, and rose to prominence in the Communist social gathering. yet whereas Solomon remained a confident Bolshevik, his son Volodya rejected socialism while anti-Semitism emerged in the course of Stalin's period. Disowned by way of his father, Volodya used to be later exiled to Siberia as a dissident. the tale of the Slepaks is concurrently the tale of Soviet Jewry and the increase and fall of the Soviet Union. From Publishers Weekly Novelist Potok (The selected) offers the following the heritage of a relations of Soviet Jews established at the courting of dad and son. Solomon Slepak was once an old-guard Bolshevik who by no means misplaced his religion within the party?and survived the Stalinist purges miraculously and mysteriously (Stalin exterminated just about all previous celebration members). His son, Volodya, grew up believing within the celebration yet, as he married and began elevating a family members, got here to query the Communist method and finally grew to become a refusenik, a dissident who protested brazenly opposed to the regime. the writer met Volodya and his spouse, Masha, in 1985 whereas on a visit to Moscow. This compelling account, that's additionally a chronicle of the Soviet dissident stream, highlights the heroism, and sacrifice, of these who withstand the facility of a totalitarian kingdom. (Nov.) FYI: The identify comes from a line of poetry via Aleksandr Pushkin. Copyright 1996 Reed enterprise info, Inc.

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