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The Wonder of Birds
12,53 € *
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A fascinating investigation into the miraculous world of birds and the powerful-and surprising-ways they enrich our lives and sustain the planet Our relationship to birds is different from our relationship to any other wild creatures. They are found virtually everywhere and we love to watch them, listen to them, keep them as pets, wear their feathers, even converse with them. Birds, Jim Robbins posits, are our most vital connection to nature. They compel us to look to the skies, both literally and metaphorically; draw us out into nature to seek their beauty; and let us experience vicariously what it is like to be weightless. Birds have helped us in so many of our human endeavors: learning to fly, providing clothing and food, and helping us better understand the human brain and body. And they even have much to teach us about being human in the natural world. This book illuminates qualities unique to birds that demonstrate just how invaluable they are to humankind-both ecologically and spiritually. The wings of turkey buzzards influenced the Wright brothers' flight design; the chickadee's song is considered by scientists to be the most sophisticated language in the animal world and a "window into the evolution of our own language and our society"; and the quietly powerful presence of eagles in the disadvantaged neighborhood of Anacostia, in Washington, D.C., proved to be an effective method for rehabilitating the troubled young people placed in charge of their care. Exploring both cutting-edge scientific research and our oldest cultural beliefs, Robbins moves these astonishing creatures from the background of our lives to the foreground, from the quotidian to the miraculous, showing us that we must fight to save imperiled bird populations and the places they live, for the sake of both the planet and humankind. Praise for The Wonder of Birds "A must-read, conveying much necessary information in easily accessible form and awakening one's consciousness to what might otherwise be taken for granted . . . The Wonder of Birds reads like the story of a kid let loose in a candy store and given free rein to sample. That is one of its strengths: the convert's view gives wide appeal to those who might never have known birds well."-Bernd Heinrich, The Wall Street Journal "Engaging, thoughtful . . . worthy of a place alongside David Attenborough's documentary The Life of Birds or Graeme Gibson's The Bedside Book of Birds . . . This offering will appeal to naturalists, anthropologists, linguists, and even philosophers as well as to lay readers."-Library Journal "In this deeply felt and well-supported argument for avians' value to humankind, science writer Robbins hits the full trifecta for engrossing and satisfying nature writing."-Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Using enchanting stories and rich historical references, Jim Robbins explores the role of birds on the evolution of human self-awareness."-Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. "It's one for the birds-what a wonderful book! It will give you wings."-Rita Mae Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Rubyfruit Jungle "The Wonder of Birds provides a great and well-timed gift: a portrait of the quiet miracles around us on each day of our ordinary lives."-Michael Punke, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Revenant "Jim Robbins writes masterfully, with lucid prose and deep insight into the human psyche and natural world."-Peter Stark, author of Astoria

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Stand: 07.08.2020
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The Wonder of Birds
12,53 € *
ggf. zzgl. Versand

A fascinating investigation into the miraculous world of birds and the powerful-and surprising-ways they enrich our lives and sustain the planet Our relationship to birds is different from our relationship to any other wild creatures. They are found virtually everywhere and we love to watch them, listen to them, keep them as pets, wear their feathers, even converse with them. Birds, Jim Robbins posits, are our most vital connection to nature. They compel us to look to the skies, both literally and metaphorically; draw us out into nature to seek their beauty; and let us experience vicariously what it is like to be weightless. Birds have helped us in so many of our human endeavors: learning to fly, providing clothing and food, and helping us better understand the human brain and body. And they even have much to teach us about being human in the natural world. This book illuminates qualities unique to birds that demonstrate just how invaluable they are to humankind-both ecologically and spiritually. The wings of turkey buzzards influenced the Wright brothers' flight design; the chickadee's song is considered by scientists to be the most sophisticated language in the animal world and a "window into the evolution of our own language and our society"; and the quietly powerful presence of eagles in the disadvantaged neighborhood of Anacostia, in Washington, D.C., proved to be an effective method for rehabilitating the troubled young people placed in charge of their care. Exploring both cutting-edge scientific research and our oldest cultural beliefs, Robbins moves these astonishing creatures from the background of our lives to the foreground, from the quotidian to the miraculous, showing us that we must fight to save imperiled bird populations and the places they live, for the sake of both the planet and humankind. Praise for The Wonder of Birds "A must-read, conveying much necessary information in easily accessible form and awakening one's consciousness to what might otherwise be taken for granted . . . The Wonder of Birds reads like the story of a kid let loose in a candy store and given free rein to sample. That is one of its strengths: the convert's view gives wide appeal to those who might never have known birds well."-Bernd Heinrich, The Wall Street Journal "Engaging, thoughtful . . . worthy of a place alongside David Attenborough's documentary The Life of Birds or Graeme Gibson's The Bedside Book of Birds . . . This offering will appeal to naturalists, anthropologists, linguists, and even philosophers as well as to lay readers."-Library Journal "In this deeply felt and well-supported argument for avians' value to humankind, science writer Robbins hits the full trifecta for engrossing and satisfying nature writing."-Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Using enchanting stories and rich historical references, Jim Robbins explores the role of birds on the evolution of human self-awareness."-Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. "It's one for the birds-what a wonderful book! It will give you wings."-Rita Mae Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Rubyfruit Jungle "The Wonder of Birds provides a great and well-timed gift: a portrait of the quiet miracles around us on each day of our ordinary lives."-Michael Punke, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Revenant "Jim Robbins writes masterfully, with lucid prose and deep insight into the human psyche and natural world."-Peter Stark, author of Astoria

Anbieter: buecher
Stand: 07.08.2020
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Tender. Vol.1
41,70 € *
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Uniting the anecdotal charm of Toast with the intuitiveness and seasonality of The Kitchen Diaries, Vegetables is Nigel Slater's definitive guide to British vegetables. Combining reminiscences from a lifetime spent working with and enjoying food, along with cultivation tips for the growing season and a brief history of each classic vegetable dish, Vegetables shows you how to use vegetables in simple salads to indulgent suppers. Organised alphabetically, each garden vegetable is carefully considered in Slater's inimitable, unhurried warm prose, to give you an instinctive understanding of the unique flavours, textures and tastes of our heritage vegetables.Encouraged to use your own initiative, there are suggestions for the best complementary flavours and seasonings to guide you to spices, herbs, meats, nuts and cheese that work in unison with each vegetable to bring out its best qualities, creating imaginative, perfectly balanced dishes for the modern day. From a pumpkin laksa for a frosty night, to simple pea dishes to celebrate the spring and ancient vegetable 'peasant' dishes born straight from the land, Slater reworks and reignites the beauty and forgotten flavours of vegetable dishes to showcase British vegetables at their very best.

Anbieter: Dodax
Stand: 07.08.2020
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The Italian Party
14,95 € *
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One of the Wall Street Journal's "Six More Books to Read This Winter" - "Required Reading," The New York Post - Library Journal's "Spring/Summer Bests" of 2018 - A Sonoma Index-Tribune Bestseller - One of CrimeReads' "Debuts to Discover Spring 2018""Deeply funny." -The New York Times Book Review podcast"[A] sweltering thriller set against the backdrop of what is probably your dream getaway destination: Tuscany." -Bustle"Tremendous fun! Wives with big secrets, husbands with bigger ones, swirling around a 1950s Siena teeming with seduction and spycraft." -Chris Pavone, New York Times bestselling author of The Travelers"Seeing the "antiquated" culture of postwar/Cold War Italy through the eyes of Americans, obsessed with modern convenience and progress, sort of mirrors my Italy to America transition in a fun way-plus there are spies! Affairs! and lot of food!!" -Giada De Laurentiis"Imagine Beautiful Ruins plus horses, Toujours Provence with spies, a mystery and sex. The Italian Party is a fizzy, page-turning delight that begs for a Campari and soda!" -Julia Claiborne Johnson, author of Be Frank With Me"I've always wanted to take a trip to Italy in the 1950's and The Italian Party is my ticket. Like the best Italian paintings, this smart and funny book deftly combines the light and the dark. Christina Lynch's prose pairs well with any hearty Tuscan red." -Conan O'BrienNewly married, Scottie and Michael are seduced by Tuscany's famous beauty. But the secrets they are keeping from each other force them beneath the splendid surface to a more complex view of ltaly, America and each other.When Scottie's Italian teacher-a teenager with secrets of his own-disappears, her search for him leads her to discover other, darker truths about herself, her husband and her country. Michael's dedication to saving the world from communism crumbles as he begins to see that he is a pawn in a much different game. Driven apart by lies, Michael and Scottie must find their way through a maze of history, memory, hate and love to a new kind of complicated truth.Half glamorous fun, half an examination of America's role in the world, and filled with sun-dappled pasta lunches, prosecco, charming spies and horse racing, The Italian Party is a smart pleasure.

Anbieter: Dodax
Stand: 07.08.2020
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Healing Ground
44,90 CHF *
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In 'Healing Ground 'artist John Huddleston considers, in prose and photographs, a fertile landscape that has been continuously farmed for centuries. Here, the family farm endures bolstered by a new interest in local, sustainable food production.With a democratic attention, Huddleston records agricultural cycles of life and death and the seasonal transformations of the fields. The landscape is dotted with Huddleston's own sculptures, works composed from natural materials that reflect and comment on climate, geography, and agricultural practices. Through these photographs and the accompanying essay by environmental leader Bill McKibben, 'Healing Ground' affirms the beauty of a productive, working landscape.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 07.08.2020
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Cornucopia
47,90 CHF *
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Poetry and Prose. A Little of Everything. A Little for Everybody. CORNUCOPIA is a picturesque account of my life painted with words of poetry and prose, so vividly written one can almost imagine themselves in each storied piece. The categories range from Ballads, Beauty and Imagery to Villanelles and Young Love. Fourteen categories in all, with each topic telling its own individual story. Inspired by friends, family and actual situations, each verse relives touching and personal memories that are worth sharing. Besides, some of the best stories we share have a reality show feel. After all, what is life but one huge reality show? Something that we can all relate to and enjoy in one way or another. A guilty pleasure, if you will. And just like the fabled, 'Horn of Plenty,' this Cornucopia, definitely has 'a little bit of everything and a little bit for everybody.' From love and romance, silly crush songs, to just being playful and having a somewhat comical prose, there is something that will dredge up a particular memory from your past, present, or something to ponder about in your future. My Cornucopia definitely gives you 'Food for Thought.'

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 07.08.2020
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The Wonder of Birds
17,90 CHF *
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A fascinating investigation into the miraculous world of birds and the powerful-and surprising-ways they enrich our lives and sustain the planet Our relationship to birds is different from our relationship to any other wild creatures. They are found virtually everywhere and we love to watch them, listen to them, keep them as pets, wear their feathers, even converse with them. Birds, Jim Robbins posits, are our most vital connection to nature. They compel us to look to the skies, both literally and metaphorically; draw us out into nature to seek their beauty; and let us experience vicariously what it is like to be weightless. Birds have helped us in so many of our human endeavors: learning to fly, providing clothing and food, and helping us better understand the human brain and body. And they even have much to teach us about being human in the natural world. This book illuminates qualities unique to birds that demonstrate just how invaluable they are to humankind-both ecologically and spiritually. The wings of turkey buzzards influenced the Wright brothers' flight design; the chickadee's song is considered by scientists to be the most sophisticated language in the animal world and a 'window into the evolution of our own language and our society'; and the quietly powerful presence of eagles in the disadvantaged neighborhood of Anacostia, in Washington, D.C., proved to be an effective method for rehabilitating the troubled young people placed in charge of their care. Exploring both cutting-edge scientific research and our oldest cultural beliefs, Robbins moves these astonishing creatures from the background of our lives to the foreground, from the quotidian to the miraculous, showing us that we must fight to save imperiled bird populations and the places they live, for the sake of both the planet and humankind. Praise for The Wonder of Birds 'A must-read, conveying much necessary information in easily accessible form and awakening one's consciousness to what might otherwise be taken for granted . . . The Wonder of Birds reads like the story of a kid let loose in a candy store and given free rein to sample. That is one of its strengths: the convert's view gives wide appeal to those who might never have known birds well.'-Bernd Heinrich, The Wall Street Journal 'Engaging, thoughtful . . . worthy of a place alongside David Attenborough's documentary The Life of Birds or Graeme Gibson's The Bedside Book of Birds . . . This offering will appeal to naturalists, anthropologists, linguists, and even philosophers as well as to lay readers.'-Library Journal 'In this deeply felt and well-supported argument for avians' value to humankind, science writer Robbins hits the full trifecta for engrossing and satisfying nature writing.'-Publishers Weekly (starred review) 'Using enchanting stories and rich historical references, Jim Robbins explores the role of birds on the evolution of human self-awareness.'-Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. 'It's one for the birds-what a wonderful book! It will give you wings.'-Rita Mae Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Rubyfruit Jungle 'The Wonder of Birds provides a great and well-timed gift: a portrait of the quiet miracles around us on each day of our ordinary lives.'-Michael Punke, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Revenant 'Jim Robbins writes masterfully, with lucid prose and deep insight into the human psyche and natural world.'-Peter Stark, author of Astoria

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 07.08.2020
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Out of the Wilderness
8,90 CHF *
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Survival. It makes for exciting TV, but all Josh wants a life that passes for normal. A real house, not a cabin in the woods. Hockey, not hunting to put food on the table. Girls. But his half-brother, Nathan, wants to prove himself in the Alaska wilderness, and their father won't let him do it alone. Josh's prospects brighten when an intriguing girl visits remote Willow Creek, but Shannon is entranced with his brother. As Nathan's behavior grows stranger-and more dangerous-Josh confronts the dark side of what it means to be his brother's keeper. ' . . .[A] chilling winter's tale.' Publisher's Weekly 'The complex interplay of feelings in this troubled family, set against the pristine beauty of backwoods Alaska, imbues an already compelling read with a refreshing combination of action and psychological depth.' Kirkus Reviews 'Never mind those Alaska reality shows-this is the real Alaska. Deb Vanesse writes with the authority of one who's been there, her prose as fresh and piercing as a winter sunrise. As one of her characters tells us, 'once you've been in the wilderness, a part of it will always be with you.' This coming of age story, like the Alaskan wilderness, will leave a lasting mark on those it touches.' Debby Dahl Edwardson, National Book Award Finalist, My Name Is Not Easy

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 07.08.2020
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Vegetables
29,99 € *
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Uniting the anecdotal charm of Toast with the intuitiveness and seasonality of The Kitchen Diaries, Vegetables is Nigel Slater's definitive guide to British vegetables. Combining reminiscences from a lifetime spent working with and enjoying food, along with cultivation tips for the growing season and a brief history of each classic vegetable dish, Vegetables shows you how to use vegetables in simple salads to indulgent suppers. Organised alphabetically, each garden vegetable is carefully considered in Slater's inimitable, unhurried warm prose, to give you an instinctive understanding of the unique flavours, textures and tastes of our heritage vegetables. Encouraged to use your own initiative, there are suggestions for the best complementary flavours and seasonings to guide you to spices, herbs, meats, nuts and cheese that work in unison with each vegetable to bring out its best qualities, creating imaginative, perfectly balanced dishes for the modern day. From a pumpkin laksa for a frosty night, to simple pea dishes to celebrate the spring and ancient vegetable 'peasant' dishes born straight from the land, Slater reworks and reignites the beauty and forgotten flavours of vegetable dishes to showcase British vegetables at their very best.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 07.08.2020
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