The Practical Pigeon Keeper

Author: Lewis Wright

Publisher: N.A


Category: Pigeons

Page: 232

View: 9519

Posted in Pigeons

The Pigeons and Doves Manual

A Guide to Keeping and Feeding Pigeon and Dove Birds

Author: Alkeith Jackson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781502405562


Page: 48

View: 379

The Pigeons And Doves Manual is packed with expert advice on keeping, feeding and caring for pigeon and dove birds. This is an essential primer for the newcomer to pigeon and dove birds and a classic to add to any birds lover's collection. Whether you are just starting out or already have a few years of experience, this manual puts a wealth of information at your fingertips. Tags: pigeons, doves, pigeons and doves, pigeons books, bird books, bird watching, bird books field guides, field guides
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Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 125, 2003 Lectures

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197263242

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 476

View: 7327

Volume 125 of the Proceedings of the British Academy contains 15 lectures delivered at the British Acaademy in 2003.
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Stop Feedin' da Boids!

Author: James Sage

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 1771388889

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9325

When Swanda and her dog, Waldo, move to Brooklyn from the country, they miss the wildlife they left behind. Until they discover the pigeons. ÐOh, look! What dear little birds! Come, Waldo, we�ll get them a bird feeder all their own.Ó But a bird feeder in the city attracts lots and lots and lots of birds ‹ and the neighbors don�t like them, or their mess, one bit. So when Swanda is unable to fix things, her neighbors step in with their own Brooklynese solution: ÐSWANDA, YOU GOTTA STOP FEEDIN� DA BOIDS!Ó
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Where the Wild Things Are Now

Domestication Reconsidered

Author: Rebecca Cassidy,Molly Mullin

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 184788332X

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Domestication has often seemed a matter of the distant past, a series of distinct events involving humans and other species that took place long ago. Today, as genetic manipulation continues to break new barriers in scientific and medical research, we appear to be entering an age of biological control. Are we also writing a new chapter in the history of domestication? Where the Wild Things Are Now explores the relevance of domestication for anthropologists and scholars in related fields who are concerned with understanding ongoing change in processes affecting humans as well as other species. From the pet food industry and its critics to salmon farming in Tasmania, the protection of endangered species in Vietnam and the pigeon fanciers who influenced Darwin, Where the Wild Things Are Now provides an urgently needed re-examination of the concept of domestication against the shifting background of relationships between humans, animals and plants.
Posted in Social Science

Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys, Emus, Guinea Fowl, Ostriches, Partridges, Peafowl, Pheasants, Quails, Swans

Author: Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612128432

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 7147

More than 128 birds strut their stuff across the pages of this definitive primer for intrepid poultry farmers and feather fanciers alike. From the Manx Rumpy to the Redcap and the Ancona duck to his Aylesbury cousin, each breed is profiled with a brief history, detailed descriptions of identifying characteristics, and colorful photography. Comprehensive and fun, Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds celebrates the personalities and charming good looks of North America’s quirkiest barnyard birds and waterfowl.
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The Pigeon Pie Mystery

A Novel

Author: Julia Stuart

Publisher: Bond Street Books

ISBN: 0385676611

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7486

When Indian Princess Alexandrina is left penniless by the sudden death of her father, the Maharaja of Brindor, Queen Victoria grants her a grace-and-favor home in Hampton Court Palace. Though it is rumored to be haunted, Alexandrina and her lady's maid, Pooki, have no choice but to take the Queen up on her offer. Aside from the ghost sightings, Hampton Court doesn't seem so bad. The princess is soon befriended by three eccentric widows who invite her to a picnic with all the palace's inhabitants, for which Pooki bakes a pigeon pie. But when General-Major Bagshot dies after eating said pie, and the Coroner finds traces of arsenic in his body, Pooki becomes the #1 suspect in a murder investigation. Princess Alexandrina isn't about to let her faithful servant hang. She begins an investigation of her own, and discovers that Hampton Court isn't such a safe place to live after all. With her trademark wit and charm, Julia Stuart introduces us to an outstanding cast of lovable oddballs from the palace Maze Keeper to the unconventional Lady Beatrice (who likes to dress up as a toucan--don't ask) as she guides us through the many delightful twists and turns in this fun and quirky murder mystery. Everyone is hiding a secret of the heart, and even Alexandrina may not realize when she's caught in a maze of love.
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Beginning with pigeons

practical suggestions for keeping fancy, racing and utility pigeons, meant especially for the novice

Author: Carl Albert Naether

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 64

View: 1957

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The Global Pigeon

Author: Colin Jerolmack

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022600192X

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 7682

The pigeon is the quintessential city bird. Domesticated thousands of years ago as a messenger and a source of food, its presence on our sidewalks is so common that people consider the bird a nuisance—if they notice it at all. Yet pigeons are also kept for pleasure, sport, and profit by people all over the world, from the “pigeon wars” waged by breeding enthusiasts in the skies over Brooklyn to the Million Dollar Pigeon Race held every year in South Africa. Drawing on more than three years of fieldwork across three continents, Colin Jerolmack traces our complex and often contradictory relationship with these versatile animals in public spaces such as Venice’s Piazza San Marco and London’s Trafalgar Square and in working-class and immigrant communities of pigeon breeders in New York and Berlin. By exploring what he calls “the social experience of animals,” Jerolmack shows how our interactions with pigeons offer surprising insights into city life, community, culture, and politics. Theoretically understated and accessible to interested readers of all stripes, The Global Pigeon is one of the best and most original ethnographies to be published in decades.
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Haunted Lighthouses

Phantom Keepers, Ghostly Shipwrecks, and Sinister Calls From the Deep

Author: Ray Jones

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762766425

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 6349

Lighthouses and ghosts are two popular passions. Melded together by master storyteller and lighthouse expert Ray Jones, these tales of spirited lights are guaranteed to grab the attention of all readers. As an added bonus, practical information is given for those who wish to visit the featured lighthouses for themselves . . . if they dare.
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Birds in Your Backyard

A Bird Lover's Guide to Creating a Garden Sanctuary

Author: Robert J. Dolezal

Publisher: Readers Digest

ISBN: 9780762104956

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 5392

A comprehensive, richly illustrated handbook explains how to transform one's backyard into a bird sanctuary by creating an appealing habitat that will attract various bird species, including an A-to-Z landscaping directory, a field guide to more than 170 varieties of birds and butterflies, tips on bird watching and nature photography, and more. 15,000 first printing.
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Practical Wildlife Care

Author: Les Stocker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118697596

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 9748

Wildlife care and rehabilitation is often on a one-to-one basis and involves a lot of time, care and skill. However, for many years, care of injured wildlife was regarded as a low priority and euthanasia was the recommended option. A lot has changed over the past twenty years and now caring for wildlife casualties is part of everyday life in many veterinary practices. Following on from the major success of the first edition, this second edition provides even more useful information on wildlife care and rehabilitation. As well as covering a whole range of species, with sections on birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, this edition now includes information on many 'alien' species appearing in the British countryside such as wallabies, wild boar and exotic reptiles. In this edition: * Essential guidance on handling, first aid, feeding and releasing, and many other disciplines not featured in veterinary or nursing training; * Full of helpful tips from an expert in wildlife rehabilitation who has unparalleled practical experience; * Expanded chapters on the care of all species - particularly casualty badgers, otters and hedgehogs - and more comprehensive guidance on rearing orphaned mammals and birds; * Lots more colour pictures to aid in management and care techniques and the latest information on zoonotic diseases from around the world.
Posted in Medical

The Boy's Own Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Children's periodicals

Page: N.A

View: 5970

Posted in Children's periodicals

Historic Books on Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry

The Comben Collection in the Science Museum Library

Author: Pauline Dingley

Publisher: N.A


Category: Domestic animals

Page: 183

View: 3769

A catalogue of the Comben Collection. With some 900 printed books and pamphlets on farriery, animal husbandry and veterinary science, the collection fully documents the early development of these fields. The reference works which form a component of the collection are listed separately.
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Field and Farm

Essays Now First Collected, with Some from Mss

Author: Richard Jefferies,Samuel Joseph Looker

Publisher: N.A


Category: Country life

Page: 191

View: 8817

Posted in Country life