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Birdwatching London

Author : David Darrell-Lambert
ISBN : 0993291155
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The Barbed Wire University

Author : Midge Gillies
ISBN : 9781845137274
Genre : History
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DIV Feature films have created the stereotype of the Second World War prisoner of war. He is the spruce, stiff-upper-lipped Alec Guinness in The Bridge on the River Kwai, or Steve McQueen’s cunning and opportunist ‘Cooler King’ in The Great Escape, the all-American motorbike hero. If he is imprisoned in Europe it will have to be in the forbidding North German Schloss of Colditz or the tunnel-riddled Stalag Luft III. But, as Midge Gillies shows in this groundbreaking work of social history, the true experiences of nearly half a million Allied servicemen held captive during the Second World War were nothing like the Hollywood myth – and infinitely more extraordinary. The real lives of POWs saw them respond to the tedium of a German stalag or the brutality of a Japanese camp with the most amazing ingenuity and creativity. They staged glittering shows, concerts and elaborate sporting fixtures, made exquisite ornaments – even, amid the terrible privations of the Thailand-Burma railway, improvised daring surgical techniques to save their fellow men’s lives. Whatever skills or hobbies they took with them to captivity they managed to continue and adapt – to the extent of laying out a 9-hole golf course between the huts of one German camp. They took up crafts and pastimes using materials they found around them: even the string from a Red Cross food parcel was used to make cricket balls, football nets and wigs for theatrical performances. Men studied, attended lectures, learned languages, sat for qualifications and exams, on such a scale that one camp was nicknamed ‘The Barbed-Wire University’. A number of books written by POWs in captivity are still in print today. And often the years in captivity proved a turning-point in their lives, as the new interests and skills they took out of the camp enabled them to embark on a post-war career in which they would succeed at the highest level – whether actors like Clive Dunn and Denholm Elliott, artists like Sir Terry Frost and Ronald Searle, or the birdwatchers who studied rooks and jackdaws beyond the perimeter wire in distant parts of the German Reich and went on to run the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Drawing on letters home, diaries and interviews with redoubtable survivors now into their nineties, Midge Gillies recreates the daily lives of a truly remarkable group of men. It is a story by turns thrilling, funny, desperate and moving, but never less than inspirational. /div

Local Places Global Processes

Author : Peter Coates
ISBN : 9781909686960
Genre : Nature
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We live in an age of unprecedented environmental change: global, interconnected and universal. Yet though our lives are inextricably connected to global processes, and increasingly mobile, we still live in particular places. Our perceptions of change, and what kind of change might be for good or ill, are shaped by the interaction of localised experience and the wider forces of transformation. Local Places, Global Processes examines how these relationships have been shaped in Britain over time in three ways. First, through essays addressing influential ways of understanding and debating questions of ‘the state of nature’. These are complemented by case studies on conservation, landscape change and management, and how perceptions of environmental change have emerged or been discarded over time. Chapters also draw on a series of site-based workshops that brought together historians, landscape managers and artists to discuss and reflect on particular sites: Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire, owned by the National Trust and the first British nature reserve; the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Somerset, England’s first AONB and a landscape enriched by Romantic association; and the landscape of Kielder Water and Forest, a land of superlatives in Northumberland in north-eastern England – the largest planted forest and artificial lake in northern Europe. The multi-disciplinary approach draws together the exchanges, artworks and writing assembled at these workshops and afterwards. This opens up how being in a place, and engaging with ideas attached to it, shape perceptions of the environment. It provides resources with which landscape managers can think about their tasks and engage various publics in discussion about future environments in light of these histories of place. Rather than a history of these three places, this is history written from them.

A History Of Birdwatching In 100 Objects

Author : David Callahan
ISBN : 9781408186657
Genre : Nature
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This book looks at 100 items that have profoundly shaped how people watched, studied and engaged with the avian world. Each item contains around 500 words on a double-page spread and include an illustration of the object in question. The book includes the objects listed below as well as many more.The range of items is international and cross-cultural. Subjects include: An Egyptian 'field guide' [early tomb decorations of birds, identifiable as species] Ornithologiae libri tres: the first British bird guide [a 1676 publication that attempted to itemise all British birds known at the time] The Dodo specimen held at the Horniman museum Systema Naturae by Carl Linnaeus [the first-ever system of scientific names in 1758, and still the international standard today] The shotgun The book, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne by Gilbert White [1789] HMS Beagle [the ship on which Darwin made his ground-breaking discoveries] Aluminium bird rings [used to record movement and longevity of individuals and species] along with many more modern innovations including walkie talkies, pagers, radio tags and apps.

The Art Of Mindful Birdwatching

Author : Claire Thompson
ISBN : 9781782406273
Genre : Nature
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"In The Art of Mindful Birdwatching, Claire Thompson elegantly weaves a narrative full of her own delightfully documented encounters with birds in amongst sage guidance on using mindfulness to help readers become deeply aware of the present moment. Following Claire's clearly described exercises has the potential to lead one from mere identification to making deeply insightful observations into the life of birds." - British Trust of Ornithology Through personal anecdote and expert insight, Claire Thompson of BirdLife International invites us on a mindful journey through gardens, cities, open country, forests, coasts and mountains to enjoy and learn from the magnificent beauty and diversity of the avian world. Who has never gazed enviously at a bird soaring through the sky? Or delighted in the uplifting tunes of nature’s songsters? Birds can do wonders for our hearts and minds - if we simply pay them attention. With The Art of Mindful Birdwatching, Claire Thompson reveals how the practice of mindfulness enriches our birdwatching experiences - and explores how birds are, in turn, the ideal inspiration for the practice of mindfulness. To Claire, bird flight is a symbol of freedom to soar through life without constraint, and mindfulness similarly enables us to invite freedom and happiness into our own lives.

Consumer Tribes In Tourism

Author : Christof Pforr
ISBN : 9789811571503
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Where To Watch Birds In The London Area

Author : Dominic Mitchell
ISBN : 0713638680
Genre : Bird watching
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This is one of a series of guides on birdwatching in different regions. It contains site accounts, plans, maps, lists of birds in the region, and advice on planning birdwatching trips. The book covers every key site from the Central London parks to the marshes of the Thames, and the wetlands and reservoirs of the Colne and Lee Valleys. It also covers advice about habitat, the birds most likely to be seen, when to visit to see which species of bird, and how to get there, including full public transport information."

Birdwatching

Author : David Saunders
ISBN : 0600313417
Genre : Bird watching
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In The Field Among The Feathered

Author : Thomas R. Dunlap
ISBN : 9780199838127
Genre : History
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America is a nation of ardent, knowledgeable birdwatchers. But how did it become so? And what role did the field guide play in our passion for spotting, watching, and describing birds? In the Field, Among the Feathered tells the history of field guides to birds in America from the Victorian era to the present, relating changes in the guides to shifts in science, the craft of field identification, and new technologies for the mass reproduction of images. Drawing on his experience as a passionate birder and on a wealth of archival research, Thomas Dunlap shows how the twin pursuits of recreation and conservation have inspired birders and how field guides have served as the preferred method of informal education about nature for well over a century. The book begins with the first generation of late 19th-century birdwatchers who built the hobby when opera glasses were often the best available optics and bird identification was sketchy at best. As America became increasingly urban, birding became more attractive, and with Roger Tory Peterson's first field guide in 1934, birding grew in both popularity and accuracy. By the 1960s recreational birders were attaining new levels of expertise, even as the environmental movement made birding's other pole, conservation, a matter of human health and planetary survival. Dunlap concludes by showing how recreation and conservation have reached a new balance in the last 40 years, as scientists have increasingly turned to amateurs, whose expertise had been honed by the new guides, to gather the data they need to support habitat preservation. Putting nature lovers and citizen-activists at the heart of his work, Thomas Dunlap offers an entertaining history of America's long-standing love affair with birds, and with the books that have guided and informed their enthusiasm.

A Natural History Of British Birds

Author : Eric Simms
ISBN : CORNELL:31924002104721
Genre : Science
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Birding World

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924090191176
Genre : Birds
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Fodor S See It London

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ISBN : 1400016576
Genre : Travel
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Full-color photography and a host of practical information highlight this series of user-friendly travel guides, which also include descriptions of local sites, restaurants, hostels, shops, and nightspots; ratings of sites for value, historic interest, family friendly appeal, and other criteria; local itineraries and shopping suggestions; travel suggestions; transportation options; and colorful maps.

The Birdwatcher S Companion

Author : Janann V. Jenner
ISBN : CORNELL:31924067845713
Genre : Bird watching
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Covers the world of birds in detail and gives information on the techniques of successful birdwatching with color and black and white illustrations.

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : STANFORD:36105211722686
Genre : English literature
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The Naturalist In London

Author : John A. Burton
ISBN : UOM:39015037065938
Genre : Animals
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The British National Bibliography Cumulated Subject Catalogue

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ISBN : UOM:39015079755909
Genre : Catalogs, Subject
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Take The Kids Short Breaks From London

Author : Joseph Fullman
ISBN : 1860118763
Genre : Travel
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Picks the best family-friendly places, activities and attractions around London and the South East and groups them into eight manageable areas. The guide included quizzes, challenges, fascinating facts and intriguing tales; and plenty of ways to amuse bored kids during journeys and keep them engaged during their visit.

Bbc Wildlife

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924090267091
Genre : Animals
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Birdwatching On Estuaries Coast And Sea

Author : Clare Lloyd
ISBN : CORNELL:31924090274980
Genre : Bird watching
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Francis Meadowes is running a crime-writing course at a beautiful villa in the remote Umbrian countryside. But when one of the group is found dead the week turns sinister, and the Italian police turn to Francis for help. Uncovering lies, secrets and old scores to be settled, Francis realizes something dark lurks beneath the idyllic countryside.

Country Life

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ISBN : UOM:39015019932956
Genre : Country life
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