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The Meaning of Birds

The Meaning of Birds

  • Author: Jaye Robin Brown
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062824570
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 368
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“An evocative story of the thrills of first love and the anguish of first loss. This will break you and heal you.”—Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’ Not to be missed by fans of Nina LaCour and Becky Albertalli, this powerful novel—from the acclaimed author of Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit—paints a poignant portrait of love in the past, grief in the now, and the healing power of art. Before: Jess has always struggled with the fire inside her. But when she meets Vivi, everything changes. As they fall for each other, Vivi helps Jess deal with her anger and pain and encourages her to embrace her artistic talent. And suddenly Jess’s future is a blank canvas, filled with possibilities. After: When Vivi unexpectedly dies, Jess’s perfect world is erased. As she spirals out of control, Jess pushes away everyone around her and throws out her plans for art school. Because art is Vivi and Vivi is gone forever. Right when Jess feels at her lowest, she makes a surprising friend who just might be able to show her a new way to channel her rage, passion, and creativity. But will Jess ever be able to forge a new path for herself without Vivi? A beautiful exploration of first love and first loss, this novel effortlessly weaves together past and present to tell a profound story about how you can become whole again when it seems like you’ve lost the most important part of yourself.

The Meaning of Birds

The Meaning of Birds

  • Author: Simon Barnes
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus
  • ISBN: 1784970697
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 208
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One of our most eloquent nature writers offers a passionate and informative celebration of birds and their ability to help us understand the world we live in. As well as exploring how birds achieve the miracle of flight;why birds sing;what they tell us about the seasons of the year and what their presence tells us about the places they inhabit, The Wisdom of Birds muses on the uses of feathers, the drama of raptors, the slaughter of pheasants, the infidelities of geese, and the strangeness of feeling sentimental about blue tits while enjoying a chicken sandwich. From the mocking-birds of the Galapagos who guided Charles Darwin toward his evolutionary theory, to the changing patterns of migration that alert us to the reality of contemporary climate change, Simon Barnes explores both the intrinsic wonder of what it is to be a bird – and the myriad ways in which birds can help us understand the meaning of life.

The Hidden Meaning of Birds--A Spiritual Field Guide

The Hidden Meaning of Birds--A Spiritual Field Guide

Explore the Symbology and Significance of These Divine Winged Messengers

  • Author: Arin Murphy-Hiscock
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1507210272
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 240
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Behold the power of nature with this illustrated field guide to recognizing and understanding the messages that the universe sends us through the birds we see in our daily lives! Birds are all around us—pecking at the sidewalk, perching on a nearby tree branch, flying in the sky above our heads. But do you ever feel like a bird might be trying to connect with you—or even tell you something? The Hidden Meaning of Birds can help you decipher the special message your avian oracle is trying to share. The Hidden Meaning of Birds isn’t just your typical field guide to birds. In addition to a physical description of a variety of common bird species, it also includes the folklore and unique symbolism associated with each to help you understand the changes these mystical creatures want you to make in your life. With this enlightening volume as your inspiration, get ready to reexamine your life from a bird’s eye view—one robin, crow, and hummingbird at a time!

The Hidden Meaning of Dreams

The Hidden Meaning of Dreams

  • Author: Craig Hamilton-Parker
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9780806977737
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 144
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Discusses the psychological and mystical meanings of specific symbols in dreams and provides experiments to help remember and analyze dreams

The Meaning of God

The Meaning of God

Love Explained on Rumi’s Poetry

  • Author: Doris Kessler
  • Publisher: Balboa Press
  • ISBN: 1982235268
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 64
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For Millenia, mankind has searched for a God, a Creator, a loving Source, the Life force where it all started. Many organized religions and faiths were trying their best to show a way, to show a path back to Love. Yet still today, humankind faces a world of war, violence, suffering and pain, a world of disconnection from that loving Source. What is God or Source, and where can we find it? This question has inspired the author, and in this book, Doris is sharing the finding of her own way to reconnect with this loving Source within that lives inherently in all of us, no matter what skin color, race or religion we are. Along with the poetry of her Ally Rumi, Doris’ easy to follow book guides the reader lovingly home to ones own divinity, sharing not only her experiences, but also using Rumi’s mystical understanding of God, and where God, or Source, can be found in the end. Since all is One and One is all, Doris explains the meaning of God/Source on all different aspects of Life, inspiring the reader to go deep within to that sacred place where God resides within all of us and in all of Life.

Darwin, God and the Meaning of Life

Darwin, God and the Meaning of Life

How Evolutionary Theory Undermines Everything You Thought You Knew

  • Author: Steve Stewart-Williams
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139490990
  • Category: Science
  • Page: N.A
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If you accept evolutionary theory, can you also believe in God? Are human beings superior to other animals, or is this just a human prejudice? Does Darwin have implications for heated issues like euthanasia and animal rights? Does evolution tell us the purpose of life, or does it imply that life has no ultimate purpose? Does evolution tell us what is morally right and wrong, or does it imply that ultimately 'nothing' is right or wrong? In this fascinating and intriguing book, Steve Stewart-Williams addresses these and other fundamental philosophical questions raised by evolutionary theory and the exciting new field of evolutionary psychology. Drawing on biology, psychology and philosophy, he argues that Darwinian science supports a view of a godless universe devoid of ultimate purpose or moral structure, but that we can still live a good life and a happy life within the confines of this view.

Fish, Fishing and the Meaning of Life

Fish, Fishing and the Meaning of Life

  • Author: Jeremy Paxman
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141911271
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 576
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Jeremy Paxman has created the perfect literary catch for fellow angling enthusiasts in this rich and varied anthology. Ten thoroughly entertaining themed chapters include 'Ones That Got Away', 'Ones That Didn’t Get Away' and 'Fish That Bit Back'. Each is introduced by Paxman’s own sharp, humorous observations and features both contemporary and historical writing about fishing in prose and verse, covering everything from tench tickling to piranha attacks. Some pieces are well known favourites, others are obscure, every one is a delight. 'A superb compilation because it roams from carp to cod, trout to tarpon and does not regurgitate the same old clippings. Paxman has clearly read widely and wisely in putting this together ... probably the definitive anthology of angling writing.' Keith Elliott, Independent on Sunday.

The Meaning of Everything

The Meaning of Everything

The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary

  • Author: Simon Winchester OBE
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 9780199813643
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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'The greatest enterprise of its kind in history,' was the verdict of British prime minister Stanley Baldwin in June 1928 when The Oxford English Dictionary was finally published. With its 15,490 pages and nearly two million quotations, it was indeed a monumental achievement, gleaned from the efforts of hundreds of ordinary and extraordinary people who made it their mission to catalogue the English language in its entirety. In The Meaning of Everything, Simon Winchester celebrates this remarkable feat, and the fascinating characters who played such a vital part in its execution, from the colourful Frederick Furnivall, cheerful promoter of an all-female sculling crew, to James Murray, self-educated son of a draper, who spent half a century guiding the project towards fruition. Along the way we learn which dictionary editor became the inspiration for Kenneth Grahame's Ratty in The Wind in the Willows, and why Tolkien found it so hard to define 'walrus'. Written by the bestselling author of The Surgeon of Crowthorne and The Map That Changed the World, The Meaning of Everything is an enthralling account of the creation of the world's greatest dictionary.

The Gift of Birds

The Gift of Birds

Featherworking of Native South American Peoples

  • Author: Ruben E. Reina,Kenneth M. Kensinger
  • Publisher: UPenn Museum of Archaeology
  • ISBN: 092417112X
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 137
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Presenting 10 essays by experts in the fields of anthropology, ethnography, and ornithology on the native peoples of South America and their use of birds, this volume offers a fascinating view into the lives and customs of some of the indigenous peoples living in the rainforest and coastal areas of Brazil and Peru. This book includes color photographs of South American natives in festival and ritual celebrations and everyday activities, along with spectacular objects of featherwork, textiles, and pottery. Contributors: Ruben E. Reina, Kenneth M. Kensinger, Kay L. Candler, Virginia Greene, Elizabeth Netto Calil Zarur, Catherine V. Howard, Patricia J. Lyon, Jon F. Pressman, Peter T. Turst, and Mark Robbins. University Museum Monograph, 75