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The Magpies The Ecology And Behaviour Of Black Billed And Yellow Billed Magpies

Author : Tim Birkhead
ISBN : 9781408137772
Genre : Nature
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Magpies are unmistakeable in their appearance, voice and extrovert, arrogant manner. While their persecution at the hands of gamekeepers over the last hundred years has made them wary and difficult to approach, a number of recent field studies, both in Europe and North America, have successfully revealed the intricacies of the magpie way of life. Two species of magpie feature in this book, the Black-billed Magpie, familiar to most Europeans, which occurs throughout much of the northern hemisphere, and the Yellow-billed Magpie, which is confined to California. Tim Birkhead has studied both species, and has produced a fascinating account of their ecology and behaviour. Many of the results from his ten-year study of magpies in northern England are published here for the first time. Particularly revealing however is his comparison of the two species and of their different races. Magpies occur in a wide range of habitats, including English farmland, the deserts of North America, the mountains of Saudi Arabia and the windswept plateaus of Tibet. As this book explains, magpies are able to exploit this diversity of habitats largely through their remarkably flexible social behaviour. The Magpies covers all aspects of their lives, including their marital relationships, food hoarding behaviour, longevity and survival, nesting behaviour, breeding success and their controversial relationship with man. The text is supported by numerous photographs, diagrams and tables, and superb illustrations by David Quinn. Illustrated by David Quinn

The Magpies

Author : Denis Glover
ISBN : 1869620429
Genre : New Zealand poetry
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Denis Glover's iconic New Zealand poem 'The Magpies' is illustrated by Dick Frizzell to create a beautiful gift edition that every New Zealand family needs to own. The delightful refrain 'Quardle ardle oodle ardle wardle doodle' is well loved in New Zealand poetry, as are Dick Frizzell's illustrations for this book. It won the Russell Clark award for illustration in 1988. Originally published in 1987, this book remains as fresh and original today as it was then. This is the true mark of a New Zealand Classic - the third in Random House's series of classic NZ picture books.

Waltzing The Magpies

Author : Samuel F. Pickering
ISBN : 0472113771
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Sam Pickering chronicles his year-long family trip to Australia in this travelogue that chronicles his experiences, including snorkeling at Turquoise Bay and bird watching.

The Magpie Lord

Author : KJ Charles
ISBN : 9780995799028
Genre : Fiction
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A lord in danger. A magician in turmoil. A snowball in hell. Exiled to China for twenty years, Lucien Vaudrey never planned to return to England. But with the mysterious deaths of his father and brother, it seems the new Lord Crane has inherited an earldom. He’s also inherited his family’s enemies. He needs magical assistance, fast. He doesn’t expect it to turn up angry.Magician Stephen Day has good reason to hate Crane’s family. Unfortunately, it’s his job to deal with supernatural threats. Besides, the earl is unlike any aristocrat he’s ever met, with the tattoos, the attitude... and the way Crane seems determined to get him into bed. That’s definitely unusual. Soon Stephen is falling hard for the worst possible man, at the worst possible time. But Crane’s dangerous appeal isn’t the only thing rendering Stephen powerless. Evil pervades the house, a web of plots is closing round Crane, and if Stephen can’t find a way through it—they’re both going to die. Book 1 of the Charm of Magpies series. Previously published by Samhain.

Australian Magpie

Author : Gisela T. Kaplan
ISBN : 0643090681
Genre : Nature
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The Australian magpie ranks amongst the foremost songbirds of the world. This book covers research on magpie vocalisation and aspects of anatomy, physiology, development and health. This research spans six years with more than 6000 hours of observation of free-ranging magpies and nest-sites.

Fluff And The Magpies

Author : Jay Bellamy
ISBN : 9781496977465
Genre : Fiction
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Fluff and the Magpies was inspired by observing the behaviours of squirrels and magpies and their obvious rivalry and conflicts where food is concerned. Even the characters Half-Tail Stumpy and Dagwood are modelled on actual animals Jay has seen regularly in his gardens.

The Magpies

Author : Mark Edwards
ISBN : 1477817999
Genre : Fiction
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Meet the neighbors from hell, in the gripping thriller that reviewers and readers describe as “fast-paced,” “chilling,” and “impossible to put down.” When Jamie and Kirsty move into their first home together, they are full of optimism. The future, in which they plan to get married and start a family, is bright. The other residents of their building seem friendly too, including the Newtons, a married couple who welcome them to the building with open arms. But then strange things start to happen. Dead rats are left on their doorstep. They hear disturbing noises, and much worse, in the night. After Jamie's best friend is injured in a horrific accident, Jamie and Kirsty find themselves targeted by a campaign of terror. As they are driven to the edge of despair, Jamie vows to fight back—but he has no idea what he is really up against… The Magpies is a gripping psychological thriller in which the monsters are not vampires or demons but the people who live next door. It is a nightmare that could happen to anyone. Praise for The Magpies “Mark Edwards achieves what other writers yearn for, by creating characters that genuinely feel like real people, individuals you know personally—and then puts them into the scariest of situations so that we cannot help but suffer with them. Edwards takes the places that should feel safe and subverts them, shifting the ground beneath our feet, until we're left clinging to the book, hoping against hope for a positive conclusion. There's something deeply unsettling about The Magpies—and that's exactly as it should be.” —Elizabeth Haynes, author of Into the Darkest Corner “The Magpies is absorbing, claustrophobic and terrifying. Read this book! Then get a top notch alarm system fitted in your house.” —Helen Fitzgerald, author of The Cry

A Murder Of Magpies

Author : Judith Flanders
ISBN : 9780749015282
Genre : Fiction
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When Samantha Clair agreed to publish journalist Kit Lovell’s tell-all book on the death of fashion designer Rodrigo Alemán, she could scarcely have imagined the dangers ahead. But she soon finds herself on a roller-coaster ride into the dark realms of fashion, money laundering and murder, armed with nothing but her e-reader and her trusty stock of sarcasm... A pitch-perfect crime caper that offers a glimpse into life behind the glamorous facades of fashion and publishing.

The Magpies

Author : D. J. Donaldson
ISBN : 1849232261
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Magpie (Latin Pica Pica) a striking bird of the corvid family, renowned for its attraction to shiny objects. Angel and Tommy Wilde are attracted to the bright lights and glittering life style that fame has to offer but a shared dream of fame is where their similarities end. She is the daughter of classical musicians. His childhood was dominated by domestic abuse. Tortured by his past, Tommy battles with drug addiction. Angel is desperate to save him and gives up her own dream of success to help him. The story chronicles the struggle of the aspiring rock band as jealousy, discrimination and drugs enter their lives with tragic consequences. Could the love they share be enough to save him or will their differences tear them apart?...."

The Magpies Nest

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ISBN : UOM:39076001683759
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A story, based on English folklore, explains why each bird builds its nest in a different way.

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