How to Speak Chicken

Why Your Chickens Do What They Do & Say What They Say

Author: Melissa Caughey

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612129129

Category: Nature

Page: 144

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Best-selling author Melissa Caughey knows that backyard chickens are like any favorite pet — fun to spend time with and fascinating to observe. Her hours among the flock have resulted in this quirky, irresistible guide packed with firsthand insights into how chickens communicate and interact, use their senses to understand the world around them, and establish pecking order and roles within the flock. Combining her up-close observations with scientific findings and interviews with other chicken enthusiasts, Caughey answers unexpected questions such as Do chickens have names for each other? How do their eyes work? and How do chickens learn? Foreword INDIES Silver Award Winner
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The Smiling Owl

Author: Raad Chalabi, PhD

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483614344

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 295

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RAMIZ ALKHISHIN, the author’s alter ego, is a grocer. He has a passion for a life that is as independent as possible from its surroundings. To him the ‘trendy’ place to be in is the one to avoid, while the traditional road to follow is the one to by-pass.He was once asked as to what is the most appealing feature of animals? Their indifference to what I think and believe was his reply. Ramiz through thirty nine dialectic scenes looks at life through the eyes of animals. A rabbit, upon seeing the title of this book, had the following dialogue with an owl: Rabbit: How come you never smile? Owl: Who said I don’t? Rabbit: Your face says so. Owl: Ah; that sort of smile. Rabbit: Is there another kind? Owl: Unpublicised, refl ecting inner tranquillity. Rabbit: But then it is not apparent? Owl: Why does it need to be? Rabbit: We may otherwise assume you are unhappy. Owl: Why should that concern me?
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Bloody Heroes

Author: Damien Lewis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448165652

Category: History

Page: 512

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In the Afghan wild lands, British and American special forces soldiers ate, slept, fought and died alongside each other - working in close-knit units the likes of which have rarely been seen since the Second World War. This is the story of the trials and exploits, the victories and defeats, of one of those units. This book takes us from the first ever assault against a terrorist ship carrying weapons of mass destruction to attack London, to the epic siege of the terrorist-held Qala-I-Janghi fortress in Afghanistan. In the interim, our half-a-dozen soldier-characters deliver suitcases stuffed with millions of dollars in cash to 'friendly' Afghan warlords; they penetrate the towering heights of the uncharted Naka Valley, where allied intelligence has identified the mother of all terrorist training camps; they fight in the labyrinthine tunnels running beneath the Afghan mountains; and they risk all to rescue their fellow soldiers from a downed aircraft stranded on a snow-blasted mountain peak. The book culminates in the single battle in which more terrorists were killed than any other in Afghanistan: the siege of Qala-I-Janghi, an ancient mud-walled fortress used to imprison the most dangerous Taliban and Al Qaeda fighters. The battle for Qala-I-Janghi would last a staggering eight days, from the moment of the first shots being fired at the start of the uprising to the hour that the fort yielded up the last Al Qaeda fighters. It is a battle in which over 500 terrorists would die - but which would also claim the life of a US serviceman and dozens of Northern Alliance allies, with scores of severely wounded British and American soldiers. And in the final denouement, this savage battlefield turns out to be populated by the most ultimately shocking enemy - John Walker Lindh, the white American Taliban who held out in the forts' bunker until the very last. At the same time as the story of the fort siege played out on TV screens all across the world, our band of British and American special forces were involved in a secret, deadly dual to rescue their fellow men - a duel that only one side could win.
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One Pilgrim's Progress

How to Build a World-Class Company, and Who to Credit

Author: Lonnie Pilgrim

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418517011

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Bo Pilgrim had no college education, but he did have a big dose of Texas courage and a heavenly calling that led him to start his own business after World War II. Reggie Wallace, who worked with Pilgrim for fifty years, describes it this way: "All we had in the beginning was a two-wheel buggy, a shovel, some burlap sacks, and Bo's big ideas." Today, Pilgrim's Pride is a multi-billion-dollar enterprise that employs more than 40,000 people and processes 30 million chickens a week. In One Pilgrim's Progress, Pilgrim shares the essential values he learned as a boy that are the foundation of his business success.
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The Quixote Imbroglio

That Which Remains of the Burden of Honor

Author: J J Garrett

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1463478291

Category: Fiction

Page: 462

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The spirit of Don Quixote burnishes the six main characters of this novel that begins with the arrival of North Americans Kyle and Carmen Daly in Central America. The two settle within a civilization awash, into a culture termed indistinct even by those who exploit it. Their adventure entangles them. They are trapped between an on-rush of modern values and those of the archaic Maya, whose descendents — outcast by the society of which they form the bulwark — remain steadfast in chivalric beliefs. As unwitting abettors to religious, social and economic bigotry patronized by U.S. missionaries, embassy staff, cable television ministries and businessmen mate–seekers, along with a cadre of Hispanic adoption attorneys and U.S. citizen wannabe’s, Kyle and Carmen attempt to stand upon the principals of their lineage: Right and Wrong. From this moral basis they try to manage the skirmishes of child theft, adultery, assassination, murder and revenge into which they are drawn. They find themselves within a Quixotic menagerie. Their embroilment, both comic and tragic, becomes, at best, a tenuous legacy. Through intricate plotting, The Quixote Imbroglio examines the melding of Spaniard and Indian cultures — today imaginable as an emerging solidarity at once catalyzed by, and complicated by, that third founding culture of the New World: the dogmatic Northamerican colonist.
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The Chicken Chronicles

A Memoir

Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297865129

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 5547

A memoir about keeping chickens from the author of THE COLOR PURPLE When Alice Walker grew up in the deep south of America, her family always kept chickens - for meat and for eggs - and her job was to chase down the Sunday dinner! In later life, when she settled in Mexico and was growing her own food, she realised how much she missed keeping them and decided to get a brood of her own. So into her life came Gertrude Stein, Babe, Babe 2, Hortensia, Splendor, Glorious, Rufus and Agnes of God, not to mention a few others. She discovered a deep contentment in keeping chickens, looking after them and watching them develop. This also made her think about her own life and brought back severed memories of her childhood. This book isn't a 'how to' on keeping chickens, it is a warm memoir chronicling her journey and the way in which keeping chickens led her to a fuller understanding of herself.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Pure Poultry

Living Well with Heritage Chickens, Turkeys and Ducks

Author: Victoria Redhed Miller

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550925466

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

View: 2598

Hatching a sustainable life with heritage poultry
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Willful Child

Author: Steven Erikson

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466843616

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7353

From the New York Times Bestselling author Steven Erikson comes a new science fiction novel of devil-may-care, near calamitous and downright chaotic adventures through the infinite vastness of interstellar space. These are the voyages of the starship A.S.F. Willful Child. Its ongoing mission: to seek out strange new worlds on which to plant the Terran flag, to subjugate and if necessary obliterate new life-forms, to boldly blow the... And so we join the not-terribly-bright but exceedingly cock-sure Captain Hadrian Sawback and his motley crew on board the Starship Willful Child for a series of devil-may-care, near-calamitous and downright chaotic adventures through ‘the infinite vastness of interstellar space.' The New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Malazan Book of the Fallen sequence has taken his lifelong passion for Star Trek and transformed it into a smart, inventive, and hugely entertaining spoof on the whole mankind-exploring-space-for-the-good-of-all-species-but-trashing-stuff-with-a-lot-of-high-tech-gadgets-along-the-way, overblown adventure. The result is an SF novel that deftly parodies the genre while also paying fond homage to it. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society

Author: Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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If I Was A Bird What Kind Of Flock Would I Fly With?

Author: Peter Sacco

Publisher: DoctorZed Publishing

ISBN: 0994208480

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 2154

People are different! They look different, come from different parts of the world, and believe in different things. To some people you look different too! This is what makes you special. This is what makes us all special. We are all here to make the world a better place to live in because each of us brings something different to it. In If I Was A Bird What Kind Of Flock Would I Fly With? psychologist Peter Sacco tells the fictional account of Billy Connors, a fifth-grader learning how to fit in at school. Billy learns that it’s okay to be himself and to believe in what he believes in. Equally important, Billy learns that it’s okay for others to believe in what they do as well, even if they do seem a little different. Along the way, Billy learns a valuable lesson: to accept other people for who they are and what they believe without judging them. Now available in 5 languages: English, Spanish, Hindi, Mandarin and Japanese. 50% of royalties will be donated to the charity organization, Canadian Centre For Abuse Awareness (www.abusehurts.com)
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Ruby's Dream

Book Two of The Crystal Warriors Series

Author: Maree Anderson

Publisher: Maree Anderson

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

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A plus-sized woman with good reason to be wary of men... A crystal warrior who believes himself unworthy of a woman's love.... Ruby’s plus-sized, boyfriend-less, and turning thirty. But things are looking up when her BFF gives her a piece of kyanite crystal, and Ruby encounters the most beautiful man she’s ever seen. Wow, best birthday present ever! Pity a veritable Adonis like Kyan couldn’t possibly be attracted to someone like her. Kyan can’t figure what makes Ruby tick and seducing her proves to be a big mistake because now he wants more than Ruby’s prepared to give. They both think they’ve got plenty of time to sort through this mess… and then the Crystal Guardian intervenes, and time runs out for them both. Paranormal romance, approx 72,000 words The Crystal Warriors Series: The Crystal Warrior (Book 1) Ruby's Dream (Book 2) Jade's Choice (Book 3) The Crystal Warriors Series Bundle (Books 1-3) Opal's Wish (Book 4)
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The Remnant

Restoring Integrity to American Ministry

Author: Larry Stockstill

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1599798417

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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God is issuing a call to bring integrity back to American Christianity. The foundational truths in this book will show the way. In this book Larry Stockstill challenges readers with principles for turning our nation around to integrity and commitment and precluding the judgment of God. There is a new breed of pastors and laypeople who are asking the tough questions: * Where has the glory of God gone in the American church? * When did the simple, pure gospel of the Savior become about "me," "my," and "mine"? * What happened to the transparency and integrity that marked the church for centuries? To each reader God is saying, "I want to start with you." Allow this book to shake you to the core and reorganize your family, your ministry, and your future.
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Congressional Record

Author: N.A

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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The John Carlos Story

The Sports Moment That Changed the World

Author: Dave Zirin,John Wesley Carlos

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608461335

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

View: 2295

2012 NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literary Work—Biography/Autobiography "A powerful and poignant memoir."—Cornel West, from the foreword "John Carlos is an American hero. And finally he has written a memoir to tell us his story—and a powerful story it is. I couldn't put this book down."—Michael Moore Seen around the world, John Carlos and Tommie Smith's Black Power salute on the 1968 Olympic podium sparked controversy and career fallout. Yet their show of defiance remains one of the most iconic images of Olympic history and the Black Power movement. Here is the remarkable story of one of the men behind the salute, lifelong activist John Carlos. John Carlos is a former track and field athlete and professional football player, and a founding member of the Olympic Project for Human Rights. He won the bronze medal in the 200-meter race at the 1968 Olympics, where his Black Power salute on the podium with Tommie Smith caused much political controversy. Dave Zirin is the author of four books, including Bad Sports: How Owners are Ruining the Games We Love, A Peoples' History of Sports in the United States, and What's My Name, Fool?
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Rally 'Round Green

Gone to Green Series -

Author: Judy Christie

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 142673686X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Green survived a tornado, but now the town faces a new storm—one that threatens the schools! As Green continues to recover from a horrendous tornado, newlyweds Lois and Chris just want to return to a normal life in their home on Route Two. But even more threats to Green loom on the horizon. The state of Louisiana announces plans to close Green’s schools, which will put Chris out of work and end a long-standing tradition of community pride. Lois and Chris know the loss will crush the community and harm students forced to travel more than an hour to classes. Then there’s that new highway that’s creeping even closer . . . But Green has another tradition: Rallying around each other. Newspaper owner Lois, Mayor Eva, and college students unite to fight the bureaucrats, with some surprising—and unexpected results. "A tender tale filled with community, friendship, and love. Judy Christie creates characters you'll want to know and places you'll want to be. Don't miss your chance to rally round with the Gang from Green!" -- Lisa Wingate, National Bestselling Author of Larkspur Cove and Dandelion Summer "Have you gone to Green yet? If not, you're missing out on all the fun. Think small southern towns are boring? Then visit Green, Louisiana and get to know Lois and Chris and their friends, families and ... animals! First, it was Gone to Green, then Goodness Gracious Green, then the Glory of Green and now it's time to Rally Round Green. Politics, potluck, storms, secrets, meth labs and remodeling, dogs and more dogs, and oh yes, chickens. Can't forget the chickens. Rally Round Green is the best Green book yet! What are you waiting for? C'mon on down to Green and find out what all the fuss is about!" -- Lenora Worth, author of Hometown Sweetheart
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Deer Hunting in Paris

A Memoir of God, Guns, and Game Meat

Author: Paula Young Lee

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1609520815

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 360

View: 9991

What happens when a Korean-American preacher’s kid refuses to get married, travels the world, and quits being vegetarian? She meets her polar opposite on an online dating site while sitting at a café in Paris, France and ends up in Paris, Maine, learning how to hunt. A memoir and a cookbook with recipes that skewer human foibles and celebrates DIY food culture, Deer Hunting in Paris is an unexpectedly funny exploration of a vanishing way of life in a complex cosmopolitan world. Sneezing madly from hay fever, Lee recovers her roots in rural Maine by running after a headless chicken, learning how to sight in a rifle, shooting skeet, and butchering animals. Along the way, she figures out how to keep her boyfriend’s conservative Republican family from “mistaking” her for a deer and shooting her at the clothesline.
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Sightseeing

Author: Rattawut Lapcharoensap

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 1555846734

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 7031

The national bestseller by the award-winning Thai-American author. “A brilliant collection . . . brimming with sharp-clawed survival lessons” (Los Angeles Times). Set in contemporary Thailand, these are generous, radiant tales of family bonds, youthful romance, generational conflicts and cultural shiftings beneath the glossy surface of a warm, Edenic setting. Written with exceptional acuity, grace and sophistication, the stories present a nation far removed from its exoticized stereotypes. In the prize-winning opening story “Farangs,” the son of a beachside motel owner commits the cardinal sin of falling for a pretty American tourist. In the novella, “Cockfighter,” a young girl witnesses her proud father’s valiant but foolhardy battle against a local delinquent whose family has a vicious stranglehold on the villagers. Through his vivid assemblage of parents and children, natives and transients, ardent lovers and sworn enemies, Lapcharoensap dares us to look with new eyes at the circumstances that shape our views and the prejudices that form our blind spots. Gorgeous and lush, painful and candid, Sightseeing is an extraordinary reading experience, one that powerfully reveals that when it comes to how we respond to pain, anger, hurt, and love, no place is too far from home. “Lapcharoensap is a commanding, animated tour guide, and a lot more than that—he can write with the bait and the hook of genuine talent . . . [He] has a gift for the detail that catches not only his Thai milieu but teenage life everywhere.” —Darin Strauss, The New York Times Book Review
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Tales from Sales

Outrageous, Hilarious and True Stories from Home Sales

Author: Myka Allen-Johnson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479775746

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 133

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Ten years ago, I quit the drama of teaching to become a Realtor. In the last ten years, Ive seen chickens and goats raised inside of a home, Ive rolled down a hill with a broken ankle, sold homes to a really bad mime and a Russian mail order bride, talked with psychic appraisers with transmitters in their ankles, had a sales partner abducted by aliens, nearly died twice, peed my pants several times, witnessed my partner crap her pants and had the ghost of Elvis Presley unzip my sleeping bag at a slumber party. YesI bought one of Elvis Presleys homes! This is just a taste of the most outrageous and hilarious stories inside this book. The true stories of home sales are by far stranger than fiction! No one can make this up.
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Of Mice and Men

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440633904

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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A controversial tale of friendship and tragedy during the Great Depression Over seventy-five years since its first publication, Steinbeck’s tale of commitment, loneliness, hope, and loss remains one of America’s most widely read and taught novels. An unlikely pair, George and Lennie, two migrant workers in California during the Great Depression, grasp for their American Dream. They hustle work when they can, living a hand-to-mouth existence. For George and Lennie have a plan: to own an acre of land and a shack they can call their own. When they land jobs on a ranch in the Salinas Valley, the fulfillment of their dream seems to be within their grasp. But even George cannot guard Lennie from the provocations, nor predict the consequences of Lennie's unswerving obedience to the things George taught him. Of Mice and Men represents an experiment in form, which Steinbeck described as “a kind of playable novel, written in a novel form but so scened and set that it can be played as it stands.” A rarity in American letters, it achieved remarkable success as a novel, a Broadway play, and three acclaimed films. This edition features an introduction by Susan Shillinglaw, one of today’s leading Steinbeck scholars. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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