A Wealth of Pigeons

A Wealth of Pigeons

  • Publisher : Celadon Books
  • Author : Steve Martin
  • ISBN-10 : 1250262895
  • Release : 2020-11-17
  • Genre: Humor
  • Download/Read : 272
  • Price : FREE
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“I've always looked upon cartooning as comedy’s last frontier. I have done stand-up, sketches, movies, monologues, awards show introductions, sound bites, blurbs, talk show appearances, and tweets, but the idea of a one-panel image with or without a caption mystified me. I felt like, yeah, sometimes I’m funny, but there are these other weird freaks who are actually funny. You can understand that I was deeply suspicious of these people who are actually funny.” So writes the multitalented comedian Steve Martin in his introduction to A Wealth of Pigeons: A Cartoon Collection. In order to venture into this lauded territory of cartooning, he partnered with the heralded New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss. Steve shared caption and cartoon ideas, Harry provided impeccable artwork, and together they created this collection of humorous cartoons and comic strips, with amusing commentary about their collaboration throughout. The result: this gorgeous, funny, singular book, perfect to give as a gift or to buy for yourself.

A Feathered River Across the Sky

A Feathered River Across the Sky

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Author : Joel Greenberg
  • ISBN-10 : 9781620405352
  • Release : 2014-01-30
  • Genre: Nature
  • Download/Read : 302
  • Price : FREE
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The epic story of why passenger pigeons became extinct and what that says about our current relationship with the natural world. When Europeans arrived in North America, 25 to 40 percent of the continent's birds were passenger pigeons, traveling in flocks so massive as to block out the sun for hours or even days. The downbeats of their wings would chill the air beneath and create a thundering roar that would drown out all other sound. John James Audubon, impressed by their speed and agility, said a lone passenger pigeon streaking through the forest “passes like a thought.” How prophetic-for although a billion pigeons crossed the skies 80 miles from Toronto in May of 1860, little more than fifty years later passenger pigeons were extinct. The last of the species, Martha, died in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo on September 1, 1914. As naturalist Joel Greenberg relates in gripping detail, the pigeons' propensity to nest, roost, and fly together in vast numbers made them vulnerable to unremitting market and recreational hunting. The spread of railroads and telegraph lines created national demand that allowed the birds to be pursued relentlessly. Passenger pigeons inspired awe in the likes of Audubon, Henry David Thoreau, James Fenimore Cooper, and others, but no serious effort was made to protect the species until it was too late. Greenberg's beautifully written story of the passenger pigeon paints a vivid picture of the passenger pigeon's place in literature, art, and the hearts and minds of those who witnessed this epic bird, while providing a cautionary tale of what happens when species and natural resources are not harvested sustainably.

The Boys  Book of Adventure

The Boys Book of Adventure

  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Author : Steve Martin
  • ISBN-10 : 9780545223263
  • Release : 2010
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
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  • Price : FREE
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A gift-appropriate entry in the series that includes The Boys' Book of Survival shares humorous instructions for surviving various fantastical challenges, from diving for treasure and living on a desert island to slaying a werewolf and tackling a komodo dragon.

The Pigeons and Doves Manual

The Pigeons and Doves Manual

  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Author : Alkeith Jackson
  • ISBN-10 : 1502405563
  • Release : 2014-09-16
  • Genre:
  • Download/Read : 48
  • Price : FREE
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The Pigeons And Doves Manual is packed with expert advice on keeping, feeding and caring for pigeon and dove birds. This is an essential primer for the newcomer to pigeon and dove birds and a classic to add to any birds lover's collection. Whether you are just starting out or already have a few years of experience, this manual puts a wealth of information at your fingertips. Tags: pigeons, doves, pigeons and doves, pigeons books, bird books, bird watching, bird books field guides, field guides

Pigeons and Their Economical Health Care

Pigeons and Their Economical Health Care

  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Author : Zsolt Talaber
  • ISBN-10 : 1089848501
  • Release : 2019-08-14
  • Genre:
  • Download/Read : 240
  • Price : FREE
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Pigeons and their Economical Health Care is a world famous book. A specialist pigeon book that has quickly conquered the world. It includes everything fanciers should know and observe. It helps you immediately recognise problems that other breeders only spot with decades of experience. People who have it can surely take advantage of it and will be a step ahead of those who do not.So much of what is published regarding pigeons is not scientific, based on personal experience only, or quite simply inaccurate. Not so here. Here we have a wealth of accurate, modern advice and information, presented in an easy-to-read format.The book itself is written in plain English and is not too technical. The explanations are for the everyday working fancier, who wants to sit and read something you can understand and not have to go rushing to the dictionary to find out what it means... It is easy to read, and contains important chapters not yet published in other books.

Born Standing Up

Born Standing Up

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Author : Steve Martin
  • ISBN-10 : 9781847395849
  • Release : 2008-09-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Download/Read : 224
  • Price : FREE
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Steve Martin has been an international star for over thirty years. Here, for the first time, he looks back to the beginning of his career and charmingly evokes the young man he once was. Born in Texas but raised in California, Steve was seduced early by the comedy shows that played on the radio when the family travelled back and forth to visit relatives. When Disneyland opened just a couple of miles away from home, an enchanted Steve was given his first chance to learn magic and entertain an audience. He describes how he noted the reaction to each joke in a ledger - 'big laugh' or 'quiet' - and assiduously studied the acts of colleagues, stealing jokes when needed. With superb detail, Steve recreates the world of small, dark clubs and the fear and exhilaration of standing in the spotlight. While a philosophy student at UCLA, he worked hard at local clubs honing his comedy and slowly attracting a following until he was picked up to write for TV. From here on, Steve Martin became an acclaimed comedian, packing out venues nationwide. One night, however, he noticed empty seats and realised he had 'reached the top of the rollercoaster'. BORN STANDING UP is a funny and riveting chronicle of how Steve Martin became the comedy genius we now know and is also a fascinating portrait of an era.

Shopgirl

Shopgirl

  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Author : Steve Martin
  • ISBN-10 : 9780786871643
  • Release : 2001-07-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Download/Read : 144
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One of our country's most acclaimed and beloved entertainers, Steve Martin has written a novella that is unexpectedly perceptive about relationships and life. Martin is profoundly wise when it comes to the inner workings of the human heart. Mirabelle is the "shopgirl" of the title, a young woman, beautiful in a wallflowerish kind of way, who works behind the glove counter at Neiman Marcus "selling things that nobody buys anymore . . ." Slightly lost, slightly off-kilter, very shy, Mirabelle charms because of all that she is not: not glamorous, not aggressive, not self-aggrandizing. Still there is something about her that is irresistible. Mirabelle captures the attention of Ray Porter, a wealthy businessman almost twice her age. As they tentatively embark on a relationship, they both struggle to decipher the language of love--with consequences that are both comic and heartbreaking. Filled with the kind of witty, discerning observations that have brought Steve Martin critical success, Shopgirl is a work of disarming tenderness.

Unseen City

Unseen City

  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Author : Nathanael Johnson
  • ISBN-10 : 9781623363864
  • Release : 2016-04-05
  • Genre: Nature
  • Download/Read : 256
  • Price : FREE
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It all started with Nathanael Johnson’s decision to teach his daughter the name of every tree they passed on their walk to day care in San Francisco. This project turned into a quest to discover the secrets of the neighborhood’s flora and fauna, and yielded more than names and trivia: Johnson developed a relationship with his nonhuman neighbors. Johnson argues that learning to see the world afresh, like a child, shifts the way we think about nature: Instead of something distant and abstract, nature becomes real—all at once comical, annoying, and beautiful. This shift can add tremendous value to our lives, and it might just be the first step in saving the world. No matter where we live—city, country, oceanside, or mountains—there are wonders that we walk past every day. Unseen City widens the pinhole of our perspective by allowing us to view the world from the high-altitude eyes of a turkey vulture and the distinctly low-altitude eyes of a snail. The narrative allows us to eavesdrop on the comically frenetic life of a squirrel and peer deep into the past with a ginkgo biloba tree. Each of these organisms has something unique to tell us about our neighborhoods and, chapter by chapter, Unseen City takes us on a journey that is part nature lesson and part love letter to the world’s urban jungles. With the right perspective, a walk to the subway can be every bit as entrancing as a walk through a national park.

Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby

Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby

  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Author : Matthew Inman
  • ISBN-10 : 9781524854935
  • Release : 2019-06-04
  • Genre: Humor
  • Download/Read : 160
  • Price : FREE
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Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby is chockfull of comics about cats, babies, dogs, lasers, selfies, and pigeons! This book contains a vast wealth of never-before-seen comics, including informative guides, such as: How to comfortably sleep next to your cat 10 ways to befriend a misanthropic cat How to hold a baby when you are not used to holding babies A dog’s guide to walking a human being How to cuddle like you mean it. Includes a pull-out poster of: How to tell if your cat thinks you’re not that big of a deal.

Bailey

Bailey

  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Author : Harry Bliss
  • ISBN-10 : 9780545233446
  • Release : 2011
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Download/Read : 32
  • Price : FREE
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Although he is a dog, Bailey goes to school, where his canine abilities enliven an ordinary day.