Enslaved by Ducks

Author: Bob Tarte

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1565124502

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 308

View: 7381

Describes the author's move from the Michigan suburbs to the country and the unruly menagerie he and hs wife accumulated along the way--including Stanley Sue, a gender-switching African grey parrot; Hector, a grumpy Muscovy duck who likes sitting on shoulders; Howard, an amorous dove; and Chloe, a mallard who learned to limp. Reprint.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Odd Duck

Author: Cecil Castellucci,Sara Varon

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1596435577

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 8495

Despite the fact that she swims with a teacup balanced on her head and stays north when all of the ducks fly south for the winter, Theodora believes herself to be a normal duck and makes a friend in Chad, who may be as eccentric as she is.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Make Way for Ducklings

Author: Robert McCloskey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101997958

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 68

View: 736

Mr. and Mrs. Mallard proudly return to their home in the Boston Public Garden with their eight offspring.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction


The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea & of the Beachcombers, Oceanograp hers, Environmentalists & Fools Including the Author Who Went in Search of Them

Author: Donovan Hohn

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110147596X

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 3521

Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year A revelatory tale of science, adventure, and modern myth. When the writer Donovan Hohn heard of the mysterious loss of thousands of bath toys at sea, he figured he would interview a few oceanographers, talk to a few beachcombers, and read up on Arctic science and geography. But questions can be like ocean currents: wade in too far, and they carry you away. Hohn's accidental odyssey pulls him into the secretive world of shipping conglomerates, the daring work of Arctic researchers, the lunatic risks of maverick sailors, and the shadowy world of Chinese toy factories. Moby-Duck is a journey into the heart of the sea and an adventure through science, myth, the global economy, and some of the worst weather imaginable. With each new discovery, Hohn learns of another loose thread, and with each successive chase, he comes closer to understanding where his castaway quarry comes from and where it goes. In the grand tradition of Tony Horwitz and David Quammen, Moby-Duck is a compulsively readable narrative of whimsy and curiosity.
Posted in Science

The Backyard Duck Book

For the Love of Ducks

Author: Nyiri Murtagh


ISBN: 0643106510

Category: Nature

Page: 168

View: 4136

The Backyard Duck Book is a revised edition of Nyiri Murtagh’s popular book, For the Love of Ducks, but with colour photographs of the duck breeds. It covers all aspects of duck husbandry, from selecting a breed and buying ducks to housing, breeding, feeding and health. It includes a description of each of the duck breeds currently available in Australia, the standards for each breed, their egg-laying capacity and their potential as table birds. The book also has a comprehensive section on artificial incubation of eggs that includes step-by-step instructions on how to test eggs for fertility and defects. Crossbreeding, developing your own lines and raising ducks for meat are also covered. Backyard poultry farmers, small-acre farmers and hobby farmers will find this book an enjoyable and useful reference.
Posted in Nature

Angus and the Ducks

Author: Marjorie Flack

Publisher: Square Fish

ISBN: 1250146909

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1087

When Angus, a very curious young terrier, sees that the door is open one day, he decides to go exploring. Little does he know what neighbors await him! Farrar, Straus and Giroux is proud to reintroduce Angus and the Ducks, along with its companion books, Angus and the Cat and Angus Lost. These classic tales of the feisty, lovable Angus will once again delight children everywhere.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Other Ducks

Author: Ellen Yeomans

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1626725020

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 5549

This Duck and That Duck were the best of friends. They did everything together but sometimes two ducks just isn't enough. When This Duck declares that he wishes there were Other Ducks around so they could waddle in a line (a very ducky thing to do), That Duck is quite confused. That is until This Duck and That Duck go swimming, look down, and finally meet The Other Ducks. Unfortunately, The Other Ducks never seem to come out of the water! Oh how This Duck and That Duck wish The Other Ducks would waddle outside the big puddle with them. But it's getting colder and their feathers are starting to itch for warmer weather. Will these best friends ever find their companions? Join This Duck and That Duck in this witty and heartfelt tale as they discover the world around them.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Guide to Raising Ducks

Author: Dave Holderread

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426922

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 356

View: 9122

Presents information on twenty-three domestic North American breeds, covering such topics as duck attributes, anatomy, behavior, colors, incubation, rearing ducklings, diet, butching, health, and guidelines for showing.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Ducks Away!

Author: Mem Fox

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 133825734X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8809

Count along with Mother Duck as her ducklings try to waddle across the bridge. When a sudden gust of wind sweeps one of Mother Duck's ducklings into the river, she doesn't know what to do. With four ducklings on the bridge and one below, Mother Duck is torn as to which way to go. Suddenly, a second duck falls and Mother Duck grows more panicked. Should she stay on the bridge or fly down to her ducklings in the river? As she paces and frantically quacks, the remaining ducklings playfully plop one by one into the river until all of the siblings are happily floating along. Now that all five ducklings are safely in the water, Mother Duck flies down to join in the fun, relieved to have all her ducklings together again. Mem introduces young readers to the basic math principles of addition and subtraction.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction


Author: John Farrand,Scott Weidensaul

Publisher: Gramercy Books

ISBN: 9780517031742

Category: Ducks

Page: 144

View: 9105

Posted in Ducks


Author: Randy Cecil

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763630721

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 9416

Duck, a carousel animal obsessed with flying, longs to soar among the real ducks and finds her life forever changed when she encounters a lost little duckling who needs her help.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction


Author: Melanie S. Mitchell

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780822546023

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 23

View: 2473

A basic overview of the life cycle of a duck and the behavior of ducklings as they grow.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Space Ducks: An Infinite Comic Book of Musical Greatness

Author: Daniel Johnston

Publisher: BOOM! Studios

ISBN: 9781608862610

Category: Humor

Page: 96

View: 1982

The title says it all – folk music giant Daniel Johnston brings his unfiltered creative energy and life-long love of the form to his first comic book, an infinite journey into musical and comic-book greatness. SPACE DUCKS: AN INFINITE COMIC BOOK OF MUSICAL GREATNESS is a visceral, engaging work of art by celebrated singer/songwriter Daniel Johnston. The book combines the unique and brilliant characters, images and words of Daniel Johnston along with Daniel's amazing music, and the musical and artistic contributions of fans, to create a one-of-a-kind interactive comic book experience. This project combines Daniel’s music and art to create a must-see experience for art, music, and comic fans everywhere.
Posted in Humor

The Peabody Ducks

Author: Martha L. Garrety,Jean J. Garbarini

Publisher: Duck Tale Productions

ISBN: 9780961037406

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5166

Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Why Ducks Do that

40 Distinctive Duck Behaviors Explained & Photographed

Author: Chuck Petrie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781595430502

Category: Nature

Page: 95

View: 7712

Why Ducks Do That answers many of the common, and some not-so-common, questions about the waterfowl species that share our world. The insightful text of Chuck Petrie is paired with beautiful color photos by the nation's leading wildlife photographers, making this book a delightful read for anyone who ponders the life of birds.
Posted in Nature

Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America

Author: Guy Baldassarre

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421408082

Category: Science

Page: 1088

View: 8337

Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America has been hailed as a classic since the first edition was published in 1942. A must-have for professional biologists, birders, waterfowl hunters, decoy collectors, and wildlife managers, this fully revised and updated edition provides definitive information on the continent’s forty-six species. Maps of both winter and breeding ranges are presented with stunning images by top waterfowl photographers and the acclaimed original artwork of Robert W. (Bob) Hines. Originally authored by F. H. Kortright and later revised by Frank Bellrose, this latest edition, which has been meticulously updated by renowned waterfowl biologist Guy Baldassarre, continues the legacy of esteemed authors. Each species account contains in-depth sections on: • identification• distribution• migration behavior• habitat• population status• breeding biology• rearing of young• recruitment and survival• food habits and feeding ecology • molts and plumages• conservation and management To facilitate identification, the species accounts also include detailed illustrations of wings. An appendix contains comparative illustrations of ducklings, goslings, and cygnets. This edition of Ducks, Geese, and Swans consists of two volumes, printed in full color, and packaged in a slipcase, along with a CD containing references and additional maps. -- H. Dale Hall, CEO, Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Posted in Science

Duck, Duck, Goose

Author: N.A

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books

ISBN: 1524766151


Page: 36

View: 5221

Duck and Goose face a challenge to their friendship when an enthusiastic young duck moves into their neighborhood who wants to play--and win--all sorts of games.

5 Little Ducks

Author: Denise Fleming

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 148142422X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 1990

Each day, Papa Duck goes out with his ducklings but on Monday only four come back, on Tuesday only three, but on Saturday all return when he calls and on Sunday, they stay home and rest.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction