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Pierre the Penguin

Pierre the Penguin

A True Story

  • Author: Jean Marzollo
  • Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
  • ISBN: 1585365815
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 32
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When Pierre, an African penguin living at the California Academy of Sciences, begins to lose his feathers, the zoo staff is at a loss as to what to do. The lack of feathers causes Pierre to lose warmth, making him afraid to swim in the zoo pool. And the other penguins start to shy away, giving Pierre the "cold" shoulder. Unfortunately, heaters and medications fail to correct the situation. But one rainy day, inspiration strikes a biologist named Pam. While walking her dog in the rain, Pam notes that her pet wears a raincoat. Could a "raincoat," or wet suit, help Pierre? A tiny neoprene wet suit is designed especially for Pierre. But will it work? Told in rhyme by noted I SPY author Jean Marzollo, this true story of veterinary ingenuity charmingly comes to life. Jean Marzollo has written more than 100 children's books, including the award-winning I SPY series. With a graduate degree from Harvard, she has taught school, written books about teaching and parenting, and was the editor of Scholastic's Let's Find Out kindergarten magazine for 20 years. Jean lives in upstate New York. Nationally known for her many award-winning children's books that feature exotic flora and fauna, Laura Regan's artwork has been used to raise funds for many wildlife organizations. She is the illustrator of A is for Anaconda: A Rainforest Alphabet. Laura lives in the Bay Area in California.

The Penguin Atlas of Diasporas

The Penguin Atlas of Diasporas

  • Author: Gérard Chaliand
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA
  • ISBN: 9780140178142
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 182
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Examines displaced cultures throughout the world, including Jewish, African, Irish, Armenian, and Palestinian diasporas

Why Penguins Communicate

Why Penguins Communicate

The Evolution of Visual and Vocal Signals

  • Author: Pierre Jouventin,F.Stephen Dobson
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 0128111798
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 332
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Why Penguins Communicate: The Evolution of Visual and Vocal Signals is a comprehensive and condensed review of several hundred publications on the evolution of penguin behaviors, particularly signaling, linking genetics and ecology via such behavioral adaptations as nuptial displays. This exciting work has developed from the authors’ many years researching on the behavioral strategies of penguins, such as the unique vocal signatures for individual recognition. Studies of penguins on islands surrounding Antarctica are presented, fully showcasing the behavioral significance of visual ornaments (mating displays) and how and why penguins behave via adaptive evolutionary explanations. Through this evolutionary lens, the authors address several questions involving their identification and taxonomy, habitat and location, breeding, and differences between penguins and other seabirds. Each species occupies a unique ecological niche, and behaviors permit separating the species through mutual display. Although model organisms in science are diverse and specialized, we see the entire integration in penguins, from acoustical and optical physics, to behavioral display and speciation. This work highlights the adaptive significance of their behavior through an evolutionary point- of-view. Provides a focused view on visual and vocal communication behavior, also presenting the family of penguins as a model for acoustical studies Considers the role of ecological and social environments on the evolution of communication in penguins Spans the gap between the scientific community and an interested lay audience, featuring a readable style for students, professional researchers in biology, ornithologists, ethologists and penguin enthusiasts alike Ideal resource for graduate seminar courses on evolution of behavior, marine ecology, polar biology and ornithology

The Great Depression

The Great Depression

1929-1939

  • Author: Pierre Berton
  • Publisher: Anchor Canada
  • ISBN: 0307374866
  • Category: History
  • Page: 560
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Over 1.5 million Canadians were on relief, one in five was a public dependant, and 70,000 young men travelled like hoboes. Ordinary citizens were rioting in the streets, but their demonstrations met with indifference, and dissidents were jailed. Canada emerged from the Great Depression a different nation. The most searing decade in Canada's history began with the stock market crash of 1929 and ended with the Second World War. With formidable story-telling powers, Berton reconstructs its engrossing events vividly: the Regina Riot, the Great Birth Control Trial, the black blizzards of the dust bowl and the rise of Social Credit. The extraordinary cast of characters includes Prime Minister Mackenzie King, who praised Hitler and Mussolini but thought Winston Churchill "one of the most dangerous men I have ever known"; Maurice Duplessis, who padlocked the homes of private citizens for their political opinions; and Tim Buck, the Communist leader who narrowly escaped murder in Kingston Penitentiary. In this #1 best-selling book, Berton proves that Canada's political leaders failed to take the bold steps necessary to deal with the mass unemployment, drought and despair. A child of the era, he writes passionately of people starving in the midst of plenty. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Penguin Book

The Penguin Book

Birds in Suits

  • Author: Mark Douglas Norman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 1921167300
  • Category: Penguins
  • Page: 30
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Some are shy, some are curious and some are grumpy enough to give you a slap as you walk by, but all penguins are amazing.

Baudelaire in English

Baudelaire in English

  • Author: Charles Baudelaire
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780140446449
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 267
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Perhaps the most explosively original mind of his century, Charles Baudelaire has proved profoundly influential well beyond the borders of nineteenth-century France. Writers from Lord Alfred Douglas to Edna St. Vincent Millay, from Aldous Huxley to Seamus Heaney, from Arthur Symons to John Ashbery, from Basil Bunting to Robert Lowell, have all attempted to transmit in English his psychological and sexual complexity, his images of urban alienation. This superb addition to the Poets in Translation series brings together the translations of his poetry and prose poems that best reveal the different facets of Baudelaire's personality: the haughtily defiant artist, the tormented bohemian, the savage yet tender lover, and the celebrant of strange and haunted cityscapes.

The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro

The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro

  • Author: Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141960736
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 224
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A French courtier, secret agent, libertine and adventurer, Beaumarchais (1732-99) was also author of two sparkling plays about the scoundrelly valet Figaro - triumphant successes that were used as the basis of operas by Mozart and Rossini. A highly engaging comedy of intrigue, The Barber of Seville portrays the resourceful Figaro foiling a jealous old man's attempts to keep his beautiful ward from her lover. And The Marriage of Figaro - condemned by Louis XVI for its daring satire of nobility and privilege - depicts a master and servant set in opposition by their desire for the same woman. With characteristic lightness of touch, Beaumarchais created an audacious farce of disguise and mistaken identity that balances wit, frivolity and seriousness in equal measure.

The Cid ; Cinna ; The Theatrical Illusion

The Cid ; Cinna ; The Theatrical Illusion

  • Author: Pierre Corneille
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780140443127
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 281
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The Cid, Corneille's masterpiece set in medieval Spain, was the first great work of French classical drama; Cinna, written three years later in 1641, is a tense political drama, while The Theatrical Illusion, an earlier work, is reminiscent of Shakespeare's exuberant comedies.

The Good Little Devil and Other Tales

The Good Little Devil and Other Tales

  • Author: Pierre Gripari
  • Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
  • ISBN: 1782690387
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 300
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Absurd fairy tales, very sensibly told There once was a good little devil - did you read that right? Yes you did: not a wicked little devil but a good one, and boy, was he in a fix! Instead of doing bad things like forgetting his homework and playing tricks on his teachers, this little devil kept trying to be good. He did all his homework - and sometimes enjoyed it! He was never rude and he even encouraged sinners to say sorry. His parents were at their wits' end. So the little devil struck out on his own. On his quest to learn to be good, our little devil meets all kinds of people, from priests to police and from the Pope in Rome to Little Jesus himself. But will the angels let a little red devil with black horns into Heaven? In these thirteen tales, clever young people find nifty ways to overcome greedy kings, wicked witches, unlucky spells and even silly names. And there's a big dash of magic to help them on the way!

Vimy

Vimy

  • Author: Pierre Berton
  • Publisher: Anchor Canada
  • ISBN: 0385673612
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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One chill Easter dawn in 1917, a blizzard blowing in their faces, the four divisions of the Canadian Corps in France went over the top of a muddy scarp knows as Vimy Ridge. Within hours, they held in their grasp what had eluded both British and French armies in over two years of fighting: they had seized the best-defended German bastion on the Western Front. How could an army of civilians from a nation with no military tradition secure the first enduring victory in thirty-two months of warfare with only 10,000 casualties, when the French had lost 150,000 men in their unsuccessful attempt? Pierre Berton's haunting and lucid narrative shows how, unfettered by military rules, civilians used daring and common sense to overcome obstacles that had eluded the professionals. Drawing on unpublished personal accounts and interviews, Berton brings home what it was like for the young men, some no more than sixteen years old, who clawed their way up the sodden, shell-torn slopes in a struggle they innocently believed would make war obsolete. He tells of the soldiers who endured horrific conditions to secure this great victory, painting a vivid picture of trench warfare. In his account of this great battle, Pierre Berton brilliantly illuminated the moment of tragedy and greatness that marked Canada's emergence as a nation.

The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse

The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse

  • Author: Stephen Coote
  • Publisher: Puffin
  • ISBN: 9780140585513
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 408
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A collection of poems by and about homosexuals includes authors, such as Sappho, Walter Whitman, W.H. Auden, and Allen Ginsberg

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Enhanced Edition

  • Author: Richard Atwater,Florence Atwater
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1453227865
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 140
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Mr. Popper and his family have penguins in the fridge and an ice rink in the basement in this hilarious Newbery Honor book that inspired the hit movie! How many penguins in the house is too many? Mr. Popper is a humble house painter living in Stillwater who dreams of faraway places like the South Pole. When an explorer responds to his letter by sending him a penguin named Captain Cook, Mr. Popper and his family’s lives change forever. Soon one penguin becomes twelve, and the Poppers must set out on their own adventure to preserve their home. First published in 1938, Mr. Popper’s Penguins is a classic tale that has enchanted young readers for generations. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Richard and Florence Atwater including rare photos from the authors’ estate.

The Last Spike

The Last Spike

The Great Railway, 1881-1885

  • Author: Pierre Berton
  • Publisher: Anchor Canada
  • ISBN: 038567354X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 496
  • View: 1953
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In the four years between 1881 and 1885, Canada was forged into one nation by the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway. The Last Spike reconstructs the incredible story of how some 2,000 miles of steel crossed the continent in just five years — exactly half the time stipulated in the contract. Pierre Berton recreates the adventures that were part of this vast undertaking: the railway on the brink of bankruptcy, with one hour between it and ruin; the extraordinary land boom of Winnipeg in 1881–1882; and the epic tale of how William Van Horne rushed 3,000 soldiers over a half-finished railway to quell the Riel Rebellion. Dominating the whole saga are the men who made it all possible — a host of astonishing characters: Van Horne, the powerhouse behind the vision of a transcontinental railroad; Rogers, the eccentric surveyor; Onderdonk, the cool New Yorker; Stephen, the most emotional of businessmen; Father Lacombe, the black-robed voyageur; Sam Steele, of the North West Mounted Police; Gabriel Dumont, the Prince of the Prairies; more than 7,000 Chinese workers, toiling and dying in the canyons of the Fraser Valley; and many more — land sharks, construction geniuses, politicians, and entrepreneurs — all of whom played a role in the founding of the new Canada west of Ontario. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Dictionary of Classical Mythology

The Dictionary of Classical Mythology

  • Author: Pierre Grimal
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9780631201021
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 614
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The Dictionary of Classical Mythology is a unique companion to the ancient Greek and Roman myths and legends.

Penguin Biology

Penguin Biology

  • Author: Lloyd S. Davis,John T. Darby
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 0080571069
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 467
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Penguin Biology is the first broad-based collection of biological and ecological studies of these unique birds to be published since 1975. Topics have since become broad ecological hypotheses, not species-specific descriptions, and new technology has taken observations into the oceanic depths. Penguin Biology shows new techniques and the applications mad of them in contemporary biological and evolutionary theory. Penguin Biology is an invaluable reference for ornithologists, animal behaviorists, animal physiologists, marine zoologists, marine ecologists, evolutionary biologists, and Antarctic researchers. Major topics covered include Breeding, feeding, and foraging Behavior and evolution Energetics and physiology New fossil material

The Penguin Book of Classical Myths

The Penguin Book of Classical Myths

  • Author: Jenny March
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141920599
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 624
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The figures and events of classical myths underpin our culture and the constellations named after them fill the night sky. Whether it’s the raging Minotaur trapped in the Cretan labyrinth or the twelve labours of Hercules, Aphrodite’s birth from the waves or Zeus visiting Danae as a shower of gold, the mythology of Greece and Rome is full of unforgettable stories. All the stories of the Greek tragedies – Oedipus, Medea, Antigone – are there; all the events of the Trojan wars and of Odysseus and Aeneas’ epic journeys; the founding of Athens and of Rome... These are the strangest tales of love, war, betrayal and heroism ever told and, while brilliantly retelling them, this book shows how they echo through the works of much later writers from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Camus and Ted Hughes. Full of attractive illustrations and laid out in eighteen clear chapters (the titles include ‘Dangerous Women’ and ‘Heroes’), Dr Jennifer March has written a fascinating guide to the myths of classical civilization that is as readable as a novel.

In the Footsteps of Jesus

In the Footsteps of Jesus

A Chronicle of His Life and the Origins of Christianity

  • Author: Jean-Pierre Isbouts
  • Publisher: National Geographic Books
  • ISBN: 142621913X
  • Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Page: 368
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Featuring the latest archaeological and historical discoveries, this guide illustrates the people and events that shaped the life of Jesus, from his birth in Bethlehem to his death in Jerusalem.

The Secret Language of Eating Disorders

The Secret Language of Eating Disorders

The Revolutionary New Approach to Understanding and Curing Anorexia and Bulimia

  • Author: Peggy Claude-Pierre
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780385408561
  • Category: Anorexia nervosa
  • Page: 288
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The Emperor Penguin's New Clothes

The Emperor Penguin's New Clothes

  • Author: Janet Perlman
  • Publisher: Crow Cottage Publishing
  • ISBN: 1987848179
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 35
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National Geographic Who's Who in the Bible

National Geographic Who's Who in the Bible

Unforgettable People and Timeless Stories from Genesis to Revelation

  • Author: Jean-Pierre Isbouts
  • Publisher: National Geographic Books
  • ISBN: 1426211597
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 382
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The author of In the Footsteps of Jesus and The Biblical World presents a family guide to the Bible that, told through exquisite art and artifacts, tells the stories of Biblical characters and highlights their greater meaning for mankind.