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Crown Of Acorns

Crown of Acorns PDF
Author: Catherine Fisher
Publisher: Hachette Children's
ISBN: 144490292X
Size: 30.92 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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In an absorbing mystery thriller, a teenage girl with a past arrives in a city: new name, new identity, new foster family. She has chosen the city herself, and is fascinated by its harmony and beauty, but is clearly in fear of discovery. She is nursing a secret from her early childhood, a secret that produces new terrors for her the moment she fears her identity has been spotted. A parallel narrative tells of a young architect's apprentice, Zak, in 1750 - working with Jonathan Forrest, a man obsessed with past Druidic mysteries and a new architectural vision for the city. He plans to create the world's first circular terraced street, the King's Circus - a plan greeted with scorn and derision. Zac soon realises there's more than just obsession with an architectural vision; there is some secret associated with building a hidden chamber in the centre of the Circus. But Zac himself has his own confused and highly destructive agenda ... These narratives are framed by the voice of Bladud - mythical first builder of the city, destined to die in trying to fly. And ultimately his narrative brings all together in a clever and brilliantly intriguing climax.

The Crown Jewels Of England

The Crown Jewels of England PDF
Author: George John Younghusband
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 79.45 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Crown jewels
Languages : en
Pages : 84
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The Living Age

The Living Age PDF
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Size: 28.41 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Literature
Languages : en
Pages :
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Crows And Jays

Crows and Jays PDF
Author: Steve Madge
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408135272
Size: 49.70 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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120 species of crows, jays and their allies exist in the world today. Many are exceedingly beautiful in colour, grace and form, whereas others are black and somewhat sinister in appearance. In no other group of perching birds has evolution produced such a degree of variation, from the tiny Hume's Ground-Jay of the steppe-highlands of Tibet to the huge Thick-billed Raven of the mountains of Ethiopia. Some have had a long association with people and appear in tales of mythology and superstition, while others have been regarded as agricultural pests. The great majority, however, remain largely unknown, their only contact with humanity being the destruction of their specialised habitats. As a consequence, more than 20 species are now regarded as internationally endangered, some of which are very poorly known. The 30 superb colour plates by Hilary Burn in this book depict them all; each plate is accompanied by an informative caption page summarising the criteria required to identify the species, alongside colour world distribution maps. Some of these birds, bearing such evocative names as the Banggai Crow, Mesopotamian Crow and Flores Crow, have never been illustrated before. The authoritative text by Steve Madge treats each species in depth, summarising identification techniques and concisely reviewing all aspects of corvid behaviour, distribution, population and taxonomy. The author has had first-hand experience of most of the species during his travels throughout the world, travels in which he gradually became fascinated by this very special, but somewhat ignored, group of birds. Crows and Jays is a combination of scientifically accurate information and an identification guide, planned to give anyone, whether a birdwatcher or biologist, a greater understanding of the lives of these beautiful, yet very complex, group of birds. It will surely be a standard work of reference for many years to come.

Agriculture Handbook

Agriculture Handbook PDF
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Size: 45.92 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Agriculture
Languages : en
Pages :
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