Bird by Bird Book
Score: 4
From 133 Ratings

Bird by Bird


  • Author : Anne Lamott
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307424983

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Bird by Bird Excerpt :

From the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author: An essential volume for generations of writers young and old. The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of this modern classic will continue to spark creative minds for years to come. For a quarter century, more than a million readers—scribes and scribblers of all ages and abilities—have been inspired by Anne Lamott’s hilarious, big-hearted, homespun advice. Advice that begins with the simple words of wisdom passed down from Anne’s father—also a writer—in the iconic passage that gives the book its title: “Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he’d had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother’s shoulder, and said, ‘Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.’”

The Sense of Style Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

The Sense of Style


  • Author : Steven Pinker
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-09-22
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 359
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143127796

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The Sense of Style Excerpt :

"Pinker has a lot of ideas and sometimes controversial opinions about writing and in this entertaining and instructive book he rethinks the usage guide for the 21st century. Don't blame the internet, he says, good writing has always been hard. It requires imagination, taking pleasure in reading, overcoming the difficult we all have in imaging what it's like to not know something we do know."--Publisher information.

The Bird Book Book

The Bird Book


  • Author : Chester Albert Reed
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1914
  • Genre: Birds
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN 10 : WISC:89011824356

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The Burgess Bird Book for Children Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

The Burgess Bird Book for Children


  • Author : Thornton W. Burgess
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-05-14
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486121635

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The Burgess Bird Book for Children Excerpt :

Downy the Woodpecker, Spooky the Screech Owl, and other winged creatures tell Peter Cottontail about their migration patterns, calls, nesting habits, and more in this blend of fact and fiction. 32 black-and-white illustrations.

Writing Down the Bones Book
Score: 4
From 41 Ratings

Writing Down the Bones


  • Author : Natalie Goldberg
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2016-02-02
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0834821133

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Writing Down the Bones Excerpt :

For more than thirty years Natalie Goldberg has been challenging and cheering on writers with her books and workshops. In her groundbreaking first book, she brings together Zen meditation and writing in a new way. Writing practice, as she calls it, is no different from other forms of Zen practice—"it is backed by two thousand years of studying the mind." This thirtieth-anniversary edition includes new forewords by Julia Cameron and Bill Addison. It also includes a new preface in which Goldberg reflects on the enduring quality of the teachings here. She writes, "What have I learned about writing over these thirty years? I’ve written fourteen books, and it’s the practice here in Bones that is the foundation, sustaining and building my writing voice, that keeps me honest, teaches me how to endure the hard times and how to drop below discursive thinking, to taste the real meat of our minds and the life around us."

Homeless Bird Book
Score: 4.5
From 66 Ratings

Homeless Bird


  • Author : Gloria Whelan
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061975820

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Homeless Bird Excerpt :

The National Book Award-winning novel about one remarkable young woman who dares to defy fate, perfect for readers who enjoyed A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park or Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai. Like many girls her age in India, thirteen-year-old Koly faces her arranged marriage with hope and courage. But Koly's story takes a terrible turn when in the wake of the ceremony, she discovers she's been horribly misled—her life has been sold for a dowry. Can she forge her own future, even in the face of time-worn tradition? Perfect for schools and classrooms, this universally acclaimed, bestselling, and award-winning novel by master of historical fiction Gloria Whelan is a gripping tale of hope that will transport readers of all ages.

The World s Rarest Birds Book

The World s Rarest Birds


  • Author : Erik Hirschfeld
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-03-17
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400844906

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The World s Rarest Birds Excerpt :

An illustrated survey of the world's most endangered birds This illustrated book vividly depicts the most endangered birds in the world and provides the latest information on the threats each species faces and the measures being taken to save them. Today, 571 bird species are classified as critically endangered or endangered, and a further four now exist only in captivity. This landmark book features stunning photographs of 500 of these species—the results of a prestigious international photographic competition organized specifically for this book. It also showcases paintings by acclaimed wildlife artist Tomasz Cofta of the 75 species for which no photos are known to exist. The World's Rarest Birds has introductory chapters that explain the threats to birds, the ways threat categories are applied, and the distinction between threat and rarity. The book is divided into seven regional sections—Europe and the Middle East; Africa and Madagascar; Asia; Australasia; Oceanic Islands; North America, Central America, and the Caribbean; and South America. Each section includes an illustrated directory to the bird species under threat there, and gives a concise description of distribution, status, population, key threats, and conservation needs. This one-of-a-kind book also provides coverage of 62 data-deficient species.

The Writing Frame of Mind Book

The Writing Frame of Mind


  • Author : Anne Lamott
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2019-10-29
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593082188

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The Writing Frame of Mind Excerpt :

A Vintage Shorts selection. To the enormous challenges of being a writer, Anne Lamott offers invaluable advice and encouragement, which more than a million scribes and scribblers of all ages and abilities have been inspired by for a quarter century. In this selection from her essential volume, Bird by Bird, Lamott tenderly recommends and outlines the qualities that every writer should learn to hone: intuition, attention, morality, and more. An ebook short.

Odd Bird Out Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Odd Bird Out


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Lerner Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781877467080

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Odd Bird Out Excerpt :

After being forced to leave home for being different, Robert reinvents himself as Bobby Raver.

What Makes a Bird a Bird  Book

What Makes a Bird a Bird


  • Author : May Garelick
  • Publisher : Mondo Pub
  • Release Date : 1969
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 1572550082

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What Makes a Bird a Bird Excerpt :

Describes the characteristics birds share with other animals--flight, wings, song, nest building, and egg laying--and the one that is unique to birds alone--feathers

The Curious Book of Birds Book

The Curious Book of Birds


  • Author : Abbie Farwell Brown
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1903
  • Genre: Birds
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:$B112506

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The Little Book of Woodland Bird Songs Book

The Little Book of Woodland Bird Songs


  • Author : Andrea Pinnington
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-09-25
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN 10 : 0228100313

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The Little Book of Woodland Bird Songs Excerpt :

Hear the songs and learn about 12 of North America's woodland birds. Being able to identify a bird's song is a skill that brings joy and fosters an appreciation of nature. Some bird songs are distinctive and easily recognized, like the common loon and wild turkey. Hawks as a group are distinctive but the individual species vary, as do the owls. Picking up the songs of a Black-capped Chickadee and a White-breasted Nuthatch, however, is not easy. That is where this enchanting book comes into its own. The Little Book of Woodland Bird Songs features recordings of twelve bird songs from some of the best-known woodland species seen and heard in North America. It is an interactive board book that is ideal for curious young readers. The sturdy pages are easy to turn and the twelve song buttons, each with a portrait of the bird, are easy to activate. The high-quality sound module is encased in durable plastic and the one-inch (3-cm) speaker makes it easy to hear and differentiate the elements of the bird's song, such as pitch, tempo and trills. Beautiful lifelike illustrations aid in identifying the birds and a descriptive paragraph and facts panel provide information such as the time of day the bird is likely to sing, what it eats, behavior traits and how it constructs its nest. All twelve birds have winter or summer ranges in the United States or Canada. This means that readers are sure to see most if not all the birds in at least one season over the year. Red Crossbill Sharp-shinned Hawk Hermit Thrush Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Black-capped Chickadee Purple Finch Common Loon Barred Owl Red-eyed Vireo Wild Turkey White-breasted Nuthatch Downy Woodpecker. Birds can be hard to spot at the best of times and never more so than in the woods. Once you learn to recognize these bird sounds, a walk through the forest will never be the same. This partner to The Little Book of Backyard Bird Songs is sure to become another family favorite.

The Bird Watching Answer Book Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

The Bird Watching Answer Book


  • Author : Laura Erickson
  • Publisher : Storey Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2009-11-04
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781603428064

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The Bird Watching Answer Book Excerpt :

Learn the how’s and why’s of bird behavior, from flirtatious mating practices and gorgeous birdsong to flying south for the winter. In this lively reference book, Laura Erickson addresses hundreds of real-life questions sent in to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the world’s foremost authority on birds. With expert advice on bird watching techniques and equipment, feeding and housing birds, protecting habitats, and much more, Erickson guides you through the intricacies of the avian world with a contagious passion for our feathered friends.

Max and Bird Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Max and Bird


  • Author : Ed Vere
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2016-06-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141368320

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Max and Bird Excerpt :

Meet Max - the mighty kitten and New York Times bestseller. When Max meets Bird, Max thinks he'd like to be friends with Bird. He would also like to chase Bird and maybe eat him as a tasty snack. But that's not what friendship is all about . . . Is it?

The Burgess Animal Book for Children Book
Score: 1
From 1 Ratings

The Burgess Animal Book for Children


  • Author : Thornton W. Burgess
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2004-09-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN 10 : 0486437450

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The Burgess Animal Book for Children Excerpt :

"First published in 2004, is an unabridged, newly reset republication of the edition published by Little, Brown and Company, Boston, in 1920"--T.p. verso.