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Birds and Birding in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains Region By Paul A. Johnsgard, Jacqueline L. Canterbury, Helen F. Downing
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This book is an authorized updated and expanded edition of Helen Downing’s Birds of North-Central Wyoming and the Bighorn National Forest (1990). The Bighorn Mountains in Wyoming are more than... More > 100 miles in length with a maximum elevation of 13,167 feet. Flanked to the west by the Bighorn River basin and to the east by the Powder River basin, they have produced a wide variation of vegetation types and ecosystems, including native grasslands and coniferous forest. At least 327 bird species have been reported from the region, and breeding has been confirmed for 190 species. Species descriptions indicate relative abundance, breeding status by latilong, and locality/date records. Regional birding areas are described and mapped, and results of recent regional breeding bird surveys and seasonal bird counts are summarized. Line drawings illustrate representatives of each of the 53 avian families documented for the region, and there are 7 maps and more than 60 literature citations.< Less
SYNTAGMA MUSICUM II, De Organographia, Parts III – V, with Index By Quentin Faulkner, Michael Praetorius
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Michael Praetorius (1571–1621) was a musician, organist, and Kapellmeister. His three-volume Syntagma musicum (Musical Encyclopedia, 1614-1619) was the first comprehensive treatment of music in... More > the German language. This publication is the first English translation of Volume II, Parts III–V, specifically on the organ, which Praetorius declares “a perfect (indeed one might also say ‘most perfect’) musical instrument … which … takes pride of place above all other musical instruments, most of which can be incorporated into this single instrument.” This work includes “A precise description of ancient and modern organs, their manual and pedal keyboards, bellows, stoplists, and various kinds of stops, as well as how to tune regals and harpsichords easily and precisely; and what to consider when accepting a [newly built] organ, together with with an appended detailed table … “ This edition shows the German original on the left and the English translation on the facing right-hand pages.< Less
A Nebraska Bird-Finding Guide By Paul Johnsgard
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Nebraska lies in the transition zone between North American eastern and western avifaunas and is home to more than 200 breeding and 150 migrant species. This definitive guide to Nebraska birdwatching... More > by the state’s preeminent ornithologist includes a county-by-county rundown of the best sites, a calendar of migrations, an annotated checklist of regularly occurring Nebraska birds, and recommendations for optical equipment, publications and reference materials, and contact information for conservation and ornithological groups. It features 48 maps as well as photographs and drawings by the author.< Less
La Grande Misère / Great Misery By Maisie Renault, Jeanne Armstrong
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In 1942 Maisie Renault and her sister were arrested by the Gestapo for their work with the French Resistance. They were eventually deported to the Ravensbrück concentration camp in Germany,... More > housing mainly women and children. The camp included a crematorium and a gas chamber, and was operated by the SS for profit, with inmates leased out to industries as slave labor, and used as subjects for medical experiments. By the war's end it held more than 30,000 prisoners. La grande misère is Maisie Renault's story of her nine months in this man-made hell, where brutality, starvation, sickness, filth, and degradation took a daily toll on women whose main offense was having opposed the Nazis. Maisie's story is one of loyalty, devotion, faith, endurance, and the loving and self-sacrificing support that the women gave each other, allowing some to survive the horribly cruel conditions and to testify what they saw. Jeanne Armstrong provides the first English translation of this gripping narrative.< Less
We Survived ... At Last I Speak By Leon Malmed
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This is Leon Malmed’s true story of his and his sister Rachel’s escape from the Holocaust in Occupied France. When their father and mother were arrested in 1942, their French neighbors... More > agreed to watch their children until they returned. Leon’s parents were taken first to Drancy, then to Auschwitz-Birkenau, and they never returned. Meanwhile their downstairs neighbors, Henri and Suzanne Ribouleau, gave the children a home and family and sheltered them through subsequent roundups, threats, air raids, and the war’s privations. The courage, sympathy, and dedication of the Ribouleaus stand in strong contrast to the collaborations and moral weakness of many of the French authorities. “Papa Henri and Maman Suzanne” were honored as “Righteous Among the Nations” by Yad Vashem in 1977. It is a narrative of love and courage, set against a backdrop of tragedy, fear, injustice, prejudice, and the greatest moral outrage of the modern era. It is a story of goodness triumphing once more over evil.< Less
Remarkable Russian Women in Pictures, Prose and Poetry By Marcelline Hutton
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Many Russian women of the late 19th and early 20th centuries tried to find authentic religious, marital, professional, and political experiences. Some very remarkable ones found these things in... More > varying degrees, while others sought unsuccessfully but no less desperately to transcend the generations-old restrictions imposed by church, state, village, class, and gender. Like a Slavic “Downton Abbey,” this book tells the stories, not just of their outward lives, but of their hearts and minds, their voices and dreams, their amazing accomplishments against overwhelming odds, and their roles as feminists and avant-gardists in shaping modern Russia and, indeed, the twentieth century in the West. In their own words and images, and each in their own unique way, these remarkable Russian women construct a fascinating tapestry of a culture at the crossroads of modernity and on the brink of catastrophe.< Less
Nous avons survécu. Enfin je parle By Léon Malmed
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"Nous avons survécu. Enfin je parle" est l'histoire vraie, rédigée en français, de deux jeunes enfants, Rachel et Léon, dont le sort était... More > scellé par le destin et la folie des hommes. Rachel et Léon étaient juifs, à une époque où cette simple appartenance était synonyme d'oppression, d'arrestation, de déportation et de mort. Dimanche 19 Juillet 1942, à cinq heures, on frappe à la porte, les policiers français viennent arrêter leurs parents, Srul et Chana Malmed. Rachel et Léon ont respectivement 9 et 4 ans. Chana et Srul Malmed se lamentent: Que va-t'on faire de nos enfants? Henri et Suzanne Ribouleau, des voisins, prononcent les quelques mots qui sauvèrent la vie de Rachel et Léon: "Ne vous inquiétez pas Monsieur et Madame Malmed. Nous allons prendre soin d'eux jusqu'à votre retour". Ils n'ont jamais revu leurs parents, exterminés à Auschwitz. A la fin de la guerre, Rachel et Léon sont séparés une fois des personnes qu'ils considéraient alors comme leurs seconds parents.< Less
Reported Incidences of Parasitic Infections in Marine Mammals from 1892 to 1978 By John Felix
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This book is a comprehensive list of parasites reported from marine mammals, based on the scientific literature published between the late 1800’s and 1978, including sources of information,... More > geographical locations of the host/parasite, and possible synonyms suggested by the original sources. It covers the parasite groups Acanthocephala, Acarina, Anoplura, Cestoda, Nematoda, and Trematoda, and the host orders Pinnipedia (seals, sea lions, walruses), Cetacea (whales, dolphins), and Carnivora (sea otters). It provides a valuable resource for stranding response personnel, aquatic animal veterinarians, marine biologists, and professional parasitologists, and is a critical aid to our further understanding of the intriguing interactions between the marine mammals and their underwater “passengers.” ISBN 978-1-60962-042-4< Less
Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology By Armand R. Maggenti, Mary Ann Maggenti, Scott L. Gardner
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An exhaustive dictionary of over 13,000 terms relating to invertebrate zoology, including etymologies, word derivations and taxonomic classification. Entries cover parasitology, nematology, marine... More > invertebrates, insects, and anatomy, biology, and reproductive processes for the following phyla: Acanthocephala, Annelida, Arthropoda, Brachiopoda, Bryozoa, Chaetognatha, Cnidaria, Ctenophora, Echinodermata, Echiura, Entoprocta, Gastrotricha, Gnathostomulida, Kinorhyncha, Loricifera, Mesozoa, Mollusca, Nemata, Nematomorpha, Nemertea, Onychophora, Pentastoma, Phoronida, Placozoa, Platyhelminthes, Pogonophora, Porifera, Priapula, Rotifera, Sipuncula, and Tardigrada. ISBN 978-1-60962-000-4< Less
Sinners in the Hands of an angry GOD By Reiner Smolinski, Jonathan Edwards
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The work reprinted here is a representative examples of Rev. Jonathan Edwards’ incisive logic employed in the work of salvation: his famous Enfield sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry... More > God" (1741), which awakened many of his hearers to the danger of their unregenerate condition.< Less