Last Flight of the Bird Man

Last Flight of the Bird Man
Author: Dave Glaze
Publsiher: Coteau Books
Total Pages: 183
Release: 2008-04
ISBN 10: 9781550503739
ISBN 13: 1550503731
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Last Flight of the Bird Man Book Review:

When items from Albert's house are stolen, Mackenzie Davis must track them down and find the thieves before he is blamed for the robbery.

The Bird Man and the Lap Dancer

The Bird Man and the Lap Dancer
Author: Eric Hansen
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-09-21
ISBN 10: 0525433457
ISBN 13: 9780525433453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Bird Man and the Lap Dancer Book Review:

Eric Hansen survives a cyclone on a boat off the Australian coast, cradles a dying man in Calcutta, and drinks mind-altering kava in Vanuatu. He helps a widower search for his wife's wedding ring amid plane-crash wreckage in Borneo and accompanies topless dancers on a bird-watching expedition in California. From the Maldives to Sacramento, from Cannes to Washington Heights, Eric Hansen has a way of getting himself into the most sacred ceremonies and the most candid conversations.

The Birdman

The Birdman
Author: Veronika Martenova Charles,Annouchka Gravel Galouchko,Stéphan Daigle
Publsiher: Tundra Books (NY)
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780887767401
ISBN 13: 0887767400
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Birdman Book Review:

When his family dies suddenly, Noor Nobi, a humble tailor in Calcutta, India, finds a way to mend his broken heart by purchasing, healing, and releasing illegally caged birds. Based on a true story.

Senior Birdman

Senior Birdman
Author: Eldon N. Price
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2006-02
ISBN 10: 0595364225
ISBN 13: 9780595364220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Senior Birdman Book Review:

"Senior Birdman: The Guy Who Just Had to Fly" is the autobiography of one man's improbable rise from a humble farming community to the glamour and glitz of southern California, the epicenter of aviation development. Starting with an awe-inspiring moment in a desolate field in western Nebraska, the book will wing you-in Forrest Gump-like fashion-through a series of vignettes that bump into the lives of prominent historical figures like General Omar Bradley, Howard Hughes, even Hugh Heffner. Unedited and as raw as a diary, Senior Birdman jumps like a crop duster from naval pre-flight training to McDonnell Douglas to the launch of the DC-8 Jetliner to numerous fly-by commentaries about people, places, big government and life. If you loved the movie "The Aviator," you'll want to climb into the cockpit with Eldon Price-pilot, aeronautical engineer, aerospace executive, and family man-and take this short, literary flight through some of aviation history's defining moments.

My Dad's a Birdman

My Dad's a Birdman
Author: David Almond,Polly Dunbar
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2011-03-22
ISBN 10: 0763653454
ISBN 13: 9780763653453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


My Dad's a Birdman Book Review:

In a northern English town, Lizzie, despite her own grief over the death of her mother, tries to distract her grief-stricken father by helping him enter and prepare for the Great Human Bird Competition.

Thrilling of "Bird Men" with Flying Machines

Thrilling of
Author: Jay Henry Mowbray,Ph.D
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1911
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: LOC:00135055724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Thrilling of "Bird Men" with Flying Machines Book Review:

Birdman

Birdman
Author: Mo Hayder
Publsiher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-05-08
ISBN 10: 0802194494
ISBN 13: 9780802194497
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Birdman Book Review:

A serial killer stalks the streets of London in this “top-notch debut thriller”—the first Jack Caffery novel from the acclaimed author of Gone (Kirkus Reviews). In his first case as lead investigator with London’s murder squad, Det. Inspector Jack Caffery is called on to investigate the murder of a young woman whose body has been discovered near the Millennium Dome in Greenwich, southeast London. Mutilated beyond recognition, the victim is soon joined by four others discovered in the same area—all female and all ritualistically murdered. And when the postmortem examination reveals a gruesome signature connecting the victims, Caffery realizes exactly what he’s dealing with—a dangerous serial killer. A finalist for the Edgar Award, Birdman explores the darkest reaches of the human mind and introduces a fascinating detective to the world of British crime fiction. “Treading the grisly path blazed by Thomas Harris in 1981 with Red Dragon, promising newcomer Hayder crafts a blood-curdlingly creepy debut thriller.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “A deftly plotted assault on the nerves . . . Birdman preys on the reader’s expectations expertly, and Hayder handles her story’s complicated time scheme with enviable assurance. Graphic, disturbing, splendidly readable.” —Kirkus Reviews

Poetry in Contemporary Irish Literature

Poetry in Contemporary Irish Literature
Author: Colin Smythe
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 462
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780861403103
ISBN 13: 086140310X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Poetry in Contemporary Irish Literature Book Review:

This is the second of four collections of essays published under the general title Studies in Contemporary Irish Literature which are devoted to critical analysis of Irish writing since the 1950s. Essays in this collection establish some of the defining characteristics of contemporary Irish poetry, examine common features of several groups of poets and present focused analyses of twelve individual poets. The contributors are Elmer Andrews, Rand Brandes, Rory Brennan, Terence Brown, Richard Allen Cave, Tom Clyde, Gerald Dawe, Peter Denman, Maurice Elliott, Eamon Grennan, Edna Longley, Caoimhin MacGiolla Leith, Kathleen McCracken, Peter McDonald, Ron Marken, Gerardine Meaney, Dennis O'Driscoll, Bernard O' Donoghuem Alan Peacock, Linda Revie, Robert Tracy, Stan Smith and Clair Wills.

Gathering Hopewell

Gathering Hopewell
Author: Christopher Carr,D. Troy Case
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 807
Release: 2006-03-30
ISBN 10: 0387273271
ISBN 13: 9780387273273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Gathering Hopewell Book Review:

Among the most socially and personally vocal archaeological remains on the North American continent are the massive and often complexly designed earthen architecture of Hopewellian peoples of two thousand years ago, their elaborately embellished works of art made of glistening metals and stones from faraway places, and their highly formalized mortuaries. In this book, twenty-one researchers in interwoven efforts immerse themselves and the reader in this vibrant archaeological record in order to richly reconstruct the societies, rituals, and ritual interactions of Hopewellian peoples. By finding the faces, actions, and motivations of Hopewellian peoples as individuals who constructed knowable social roles, the authors explore, in a personalized and locally contextualized manner, the details of Hopewellian life: leadership, its sacred and secular power bases, recruitment, and formalization over time; systems of social ranking and prestige; animal-totemic clan organization, kinship structures, and sodalities; gender roles, prestige, work load, and health; community organization in its tri-scalar residential, symbolic, and demographic forms; intercommunity alliances and changes in their strategies and expanses over time; and interregional travels for power questing, pilgrimage, healing, tutelage, and acquiring ritual knowledge. This book is useful to scholars, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates interested in the workings and development of social complexity at local and interregional scales, recent theoretical developments in the anthropology of the topics listed above, the prehistory of eastern North America, its history of intellectual development, and Native American ritual, symbolism, and belief.

An Olaf Stapledon Reader

An Olaf Stapledon Reader
Author: Robert Crossley
Publsiher: Syracuse University Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 1997-03-01
ISBN 10: 9780815604303
ISBN 13: 0815604300
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


An Olaf Stapledon Reader Book Review:

Olaf Stapledon (1886-1950), philosopher, novelist, educator, and social activist had an imagination unlike that of any other figure in modernist literature. Along with H.G. Wells he is remembered as one of the most original and influential pioneers of twentieth-century science fiction. This first broadly inclusive anthology of Stapledon’s work offers a generous sampling of his fictional gems, including sections of his best known novels, Last and First Men, Odd Men, and Star Maker, and the complete text of two novellas, now back in print for the first time in fifty years, The Flames and Old Man in New World, as well as a selection of other writings, some previously unpublished, including essays, poems, and letters. These writings reveal the prophetic vision and utopian convictions that run through Stapledon’s work, and provide the broad context readers need to grasp the scope of his vision and to appreciate his great epic works, which are classics of science fiction.

The History of Man-Powered Flight

The History of Man-Powered Flight
Author: D. A. Reay
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2014-05-18
ISBN 10: 1483145999
ISBN 13: 9781483145990
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The History of Man-Powered Flight Book Review:

The History of Man-Powered Flight provides a comprehensive history of man-powered aircraft. This book discusses the flight in early civilizations; Leonardo da Vinci— a scientist among skeptical philosophers; formation of the Man-Powered Aircraft Committee at Cranfield; Kremer Competition— catalyst for worldwide activity, and the first entrant; and United Kingdom “Miscellany of the 1960s. The topics on man-powered rotorcraft and the persistence of the “bird-men ; “Toucan and other machines; and future prospects on man-powered flight are also deliberated in this text. This publication is intended for experts in the field of aeronautics, but is also beneficial to students and individuals interested in aviation.

Taking Flight

Taking Flight
Author: Adriana Sevahn Nichols
Publsiher: Samuel French, Inc.
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0573696160
ISBN 13: 9780573696169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Taking Flight Book Review:

Dramatic Comedy / Character: 1f First there was Mary and Rhoda, then Thelma and Louise, and now Adriana and Rhonda, two loveable and unforgettable friends. One, searching for the goddess and her shamanic roots, the other, planning her epic "Godfather meets the Mists of Avalon" wedding, until 9/11 changes everything, leaving one in a hospital bed and the other intent on doing whatever it takes to save her friend. In this award winning play, "Sevan joins the ranks of the best," (SD Union Tribune) as she takes you on a deeply moving, hilarious, and courageous journey into the depth of friendship, the challenge of care-giving, and the resilience of the human spirit. Originally developed at the Sundance Theatre Lab, South Coast Repertory, and produced by Center Theatre Group at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, San Diego Rep, and the Goodman Theatre, this "enthralling play is an example of how good a one person show can be." BackStage) During the "80 minutes of tremendous theatre satisfaction," (SD Theatre Scene) you will discover why the heart is the strongest muscle we have in our bodies and experience why Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Nilo Cruz, named Taking Flight, "a magnificent piece for the theatre...an allegory of our time." "Brave Lady. Brave Tale. Brave Performance." -Daily News ..".enthralling play...Sevan is a remarkable actor and storyteller. She flows seamlessly between portraying herself and the other character...Her strong charisma and her ability to keep the pace fast without feeling rushed are impressive. The tightly written script is honest and unafraid to jump radically from dark moments to humorous ones. The play is ultimately about not giving up...a celebration of life...and an example of how good a one person show can be. Kirk Douglas came onstage and praised her talent and her bravery. He was right on both accounts." -BackStage " Adriana Sevan....is an energetic, endearing, enthusiastic, intriguing writer and performer. She craftily mixes comedy with tragedy...using the art and power of the spoken word. Out of it comes a message for mourners as well as survivors." -Hollywood Reporter "An inviting character study with a cinematic air...has all the earmarks of a Hollywood chic pic, but pays dividends in the theatre through rich description and exacting language. This work has a healthy life ahead of it." -Variety ..".spinning a thought-provoking tale out of diverse autobiographical threads...Taking Flight bears witness to the way personal struggle connects to larger public conflict." -LA Times

My Life as a Traitor

My Life as a Traitor
Author: Zarah Ghahramani
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-01-06
ISBN 10: 9781429922708
ISBN 13: 1429922702
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


My Life as a Traitor Book Review:

At the age of twenty, an Iranian student named Zarah Ghahramani was swept off the streets of Tehran and taken to the notorious Evin prison, where criminals and political dissidents were held side by side in conditions of legendary brutality. Her crime, she asserts, was in wanting to slide back her headscarf to feel the sun on a few inches of her hair. That modest desire led her to a political activism fueled by the fearless idealism of the young. Her parents begged her to be prudent, but even they could not have imagined the horrors she faced in prison. She underwent psychological and physical torture, hanging on to sanity by scratching messages to fellow prisoners on the latrine door. She fought despair by recalling her idyllic childhood in a sprawling and affectionate family that prized tolerance and freedom of thought. After a show trial, Ghahramani was driven deep into the desert outside Tehran, uncertain if she was to be executed or freed. There she was abandoned to begin the long walk back to reclaim herself. In prose of astonishing dignity and force, Ghahramani recounts the ways in which power seduces and deforms. A richly textured memoir that celebrates a triumph of the individual over the state, My Life as a Traitor is an affecting addition to the literature of struggle and dissent.

The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw

The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw
Author: Bruce Barcott
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-01-13
ISBN 10: 1588368009
ISBN 13: 9781588368003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw Book Review:

“The first time we came here I didn’t know what to expect,” she told me as we paddled upstream. “What we found just blew me away. Jaguars, pumas, river otters, howler monkeys. The place was like a Noah’s Ark for all the endangered species driven out of the rest of Central America. There was so much life! That expedition was when I first saw the macaws.” As a young woman, Sharon Matola lived many lives. She was a mushroom expert, an Air Force survival specialist, and an Iowa housewife. She hopped freight trains for fun and starred as a tiger tamer in a traveling Mexican circus. Finally she found her one true calling: caring for orphaned animals at her own zoo in the Central American country of Belize. Beloved as “the Zoo Lady” in her adopted land, Matola became one of Central America’s greatest wildlife defenders. And when powerful outside forces conspired with the local government to build a dam that would flood the nesting ground of the last scarlet macaws in Belize, Sharon Matola was drawn into the fight of her life. In The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw, award-winning author Bruce Barcott chronicles Sharon Matola’s inspiring crusade to stop a multinational corporation in its tracks. Ferocious in her passion, she and her confederates–a ragtag army of courageous locals and eccentric expatriates–endure slander and reprisals and take the fight to the courtroom and the boardroom, from local village streets to protests around the world. As the dramatic story unfolds, Barcott addresses the realities of economic survival in Third World countries, explores the tension between environmental conservation and human development, and puts a human face on the battle over globalization. In this marvelous and spirited book, Barcott shows us how one unwavering woman risked her life to save the most beautiful bird in the world. "Barcott’s compelling narrative is suspenseful right up to the last moment." –Publisher's Weekly "An engrossing but sad account of a brave and quirky champion of nature."–Kirkus “…A riveting account of one woman’s fight to save one of the last bastions of an endangered Species. . . Barcott writes of international politics, ecology and endangered species, and human relations with equal facility. This real page-turner of narrative nonfiction is hard to put down.” –Booklist From the Hardcover edition.

Atmospheric Flight in the Twentieth Century

Atmospheric Flight in the Twentieth Century
Author: P. Galison,A. Roland
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2013-03-07
ISBN 10: 940114379X
ISBN 13: 9789401143790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Atmospheric Flight in the Twentieth Century Book Review:

All technologies differ from one another. They are as varied as humanity's interaction with the physical world. Even people attempting to do the same thing produce multiple technologies. For example, John H. White discovered more than l 1000 patents in the 19th century for locomotive smokestacks. Yet all technologies are processes by which humans seek to control their physical environment and bend nature to their purposes. All technologies are alike. The tension between likeness and difference runs through this collection of papers. All focus on atmospheric flight, a twentieth-century phenomenon. But they approach the topic from different disciplinary perspectives. They ask disparate questions. And they work from distinct agendas. Collectively they help to explain what is different about aviation - how it differs from other technologies and how flight itself has varied from one time and place to another. The importance of this topic is manifest. Flight is one of the defining technologies of the twentieth century. Jay David Bolter argues in Turing's Man that certain technologies in certain ages have had the power not only to transform society but also to shape the way in which people understand their relationship with the physical world. "A defining technology," says Bolter, "resembles a magnifying glass, which collects and focuses seemingly disparate ideas in a culture into one bright, sometimes piercing ray." 2 Flight has done that for the twentieth century.

Data Fluency

Data Fluency
Author: Zach Gemignani,Chris Gemignani,Richard Galentino,Patrick Schuermann
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-10-10
ISBN 10: 1118851005
ISBN 13: 9781118851005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Data Fluency Book Review:

A dream come true for those looking to improve their data fluency Analytical data is a powerful tool for growing companies, but what good is it if it hides in the shadows? Bring your data to the forefront with effective visualization and communication approaches, and let Data Fluency: Empowering Your Organization with Effective Communication show you the best tools and strategies for getting the job done right. Learn the best practices of data presentation and the ways that reporting and dashboards can help organizations effectively gauge performance, identify areas for improvement, and communicate results. Topics covered in the book include data reporting and communication, audience and user needs, data presentation tools, layout and styling, and common design failures. Those responsible for analytics, reporting, or BI implementation will find a refreshing take on data and visualization in this resource, as will report, data visualization, and dashboard designers. Conquer the challenge of making valuable data approachable and easy to understand Develop unique skills required to shape data to the needs of different audiences Full color book links to bonus content at juiceanalytics.com Written by well-known and highly esteemed authors in the data presentation community Data Fluency: Empowering Your Organization with Effective Communication focuses on user experience, making reports approachable, and presenting data in a compelling, inspiring way. The book helps to dissolve the disconnect between your data and those who might use it and can help make an impact on the people who are most affected by data. Use Data Fluency today to develop the skills necessary to turn data into effective displays for decision-making.

Everything Is Cinema

Everything Is Cinema
Author: Richard Brody
Publsiher: Metropolitan Books
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2008-05-13
ISBN 10: 1429924314
ISBN 13: 9781429924313
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Everything Is Cinema Book Review:

A landmark biography explores the crucial resonances among the life, work, and times of one of the most influential filmmakers of our age When Jean-Luc Godard wed the ideals of filmmaking to the realities of autobiography and current events, he changed the nature of cinema. Unlike any earlier films, Godard's work shifts fluidly from fiction to documentary, from criticism to art. The man himself also projects shifting images—cultural hero, fierce loner, shrewd businessman. Hailed by filmmakers as a—if not the—key influence on cinema, Godard has entered the modern canon, a figure as mysterious as he is indispensable. In Everything Is Cinema, critic Richard Brody has amassed hundreds of interviews to demystify the elusive director and his work. Paying as much attention to Godard's technical inventions as to the political forces of the postwar world, Brody traces an arc from the director's early critical writing, through his popular success with Breathless, to the grand vision of his later years. He vividly depicts Godard's wealthy conservative family, his fluid politics, and his tumultuous dealings with women and fellow New Wave filmmakers. Everything Is Cinema confirms Godard's greatness and shows decisively that his films have left their mark on screens everywhere.

Celestial Beings and Bird-Men

Celestial Beings and Bird-Men
Author: Angus Forsyth
Publsiher: Philip Wilson Publishers
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-12-22
ISBN 10: 9781781300718
ISBN 13: 1781300712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Celestial Beings and Bird-Men Book Review:

Jade figurines depicting human flight are a varied and expressive manifestation of this most prized artistic medium. Angus Forsyth, a prominent collector of Chinese jade, in this book explores the making in the Middle Kingdom (over a 2000-year period, from the Han Dynasty onwards) of unique objects depicting figural movement through the air. He examines the depiction of apsaras (flying angels), kinnaras (man-birds), anthropomorphized bird headdress ornaments and finally garudas (humanoid birds appearing in both Hindu and Buddhist mythology). He shows how these flying figures came to be associated with veneration of the gods and specific devotional practice. Examining a variety of representative objects, none of which has been seen in print before, the author reveals that the original concept behind flying celestial beings and bird-men originated not in China but in India and the Christianized West, via the Silk Road. A distinctive characteristic of Chinese artefacts is that, in contrast to their Western angelic counterparts, they often are wingless. The book discusses small and larger jade pieces alike.

An Eagle's Sky: My Life As a Birdman

An Eagle's Sky: My Life As a Birdman
Author: John Stokes
Publsiher: John L Stokes
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2013-07-08
ISBN 10: 9780615833248
ISBN 13: 0615833241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


An Eagle's Sky: My Life As a Birdman Book Review:

This is an incredible true story about a man who wields his visceral passion for birds and flight that ultimately leads to giving a one-winged Bald Eagle a second chance to fly. Follow John Stokes as he takes you down the remarkable path of his life, from his early fascination with sparrows to later establishing a bird rehabilitation program where he meets Osceola, the eagle that changes his life. Learn about John's influences and events that lead to his goal to work with eagles. The reader will feel John's heartbreak, disappointment and eventual triumph as he returns Osceola to the sky in their historic hang gliding flights.

The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw

The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw
Author: Bruce Barcott
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-01-13
ISBN 10: 1588368009
ISBN 13: 9781588368003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw Book Review:

“The first time we came here I didn’t know what to expect,” she told me as we paddled upstream. “What we found just blew me away. Jaguars, pumas, river otters, howler monkeys. The place was like a Noah’s Ark for all the endangered species driven out of the rest of Central America. There was so much life! That expedition was when I first saw the macaws.” As a young woman, Sharon Matola lived many lives. She was a mushroom expert, an Air Force survival specialist, and an Iowa housewife. She hopped freight trains for fun and starred as a tiger tamer in a traveling Mexican circus. Finally she found her one true calling: caring for orphaned animals at her own zoo in the Central American country of Belize. Beloved as “the Zoo Lady” in her adopted land, Matola became one of Central America’s greatest wildlife defenders. And when powerful outside forces conspired with the local government to build a dam that would flood the nesting ground of the last scarlet macaws in Belize, Sharon Matola was drawn into the fight of her life. In The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw, award-winning author Bruce Barcott chronicles Sharon Matola’s inspiring crusade to stop a multinational corporation in its tracks. Ferocious in her passion, she and her confederates–a ragtag army of courageous locals and eccentric expatriates–endure slander and reprisals and take the fight to the courtroom and the boardroom, from local village streets to protests around the world. As the dramatic story unfolds, Barcott addresses the realities of economic survival in Third World countries, explores the tension between environmental conservation and human development, and puts a human face on the battle over globalization. In this marvelous and spirited book, Barcott shows us how one unwavering woman risked her life to save the most beautiful bird in the world. "Barcott’s compelling narrative is suspenseful right up to the last moment." –Publisher's Weekly "An engrossing but sad account of a brave and quirky champion of nature."–Kirkus “…A riveting account of one woman’s fight to save one of the last bastions of an endangered Species. . . Barcott writes of international politics, ecology and endangered species, and human relations with equal facility. This real page-turner of narrative nonfiction is hard to put down.” –Booklist From the Hardcover edition.