Strange Bird

Strange Bird Author Michele K. Troy
ISBN-10 9780300215687
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 440
Language en
Publisher Yale University Press
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The first book about the Albatross Press, a Penguin precursor that entered into an uneasy relationship with the Nazi regime to keep Anglo-American literature alive under fascism The Albatross Press was, from its beginnings in 1932, a "strange bird": a cultural outsider to the Third Reich but an economic insider. It was funded by British-Jewish interests. Its director was rumored to work for British intelligence. A precursor to Penguin, it distributed both middlebrow fiction and works by edgier modernist authors such as D. H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, and Ernest Hemingway to eager continental readers. Yet Albatross printed and sold its paperbacks in English from the heart of Hitler's Reich. In her original and skillfully researched history, Michele K. Troy reveals how the Nazi regime tolerated Albatross--for both economic and propaganda gains--and how Albatross exploited its insider position to keep Anglo-American books alive under fascism. In so doing, Troy exposes the contradictions in Nazi censorship while offering an engaging detective story, a history, a nuanced analysis of men and motives, and a cautionary tale.

Strange Bird

Strange Bird Author Anna Jansson
ISBN-10 9789187173967
Year 2013-08-26
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Stockholm Text
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"Cold shivers run down my spine after reading just a few pages …"—Göteborgs Tidningen Ruben Nilsson stepped outside into the dusk of a summer’s evening, knocked his pipe against the veranda railing and looked around the garden. Had he known how short was the time he would be allowed to live, he might have been less leisurely. As the bird flu pandemic reaches Gotland Island, panic spreads among the inhabitants who are frantic for an elusive cure. In the desperation that rises, the hunt for scapegoats begins, and extremist and anti-immigrant groups gain ground. Meanwhile, nurse Sandra Hägg makes a gruesome discovery at the health clinic where she works—a discovery that will cost her life. Soon Detective Inspector Maria Wern is assigned to solve the murder. Strange Bird, the first novel in the Maria Wern series in English, showcases Jansson’s mastery of both hair-raising crimes and the inner lives of her beloved characters.

The Strange Bird

The Strange Bird Author Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN-10 9780374714932
Year 2017-08-01
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher MCD
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The Strange Bird—from New York Times bestselling novelist Jeff VanderMeer—is a novella-length digital original that expands and weaves deeply into the world of his “thorough marvel”* of a novel, Borne. The Strange Bird is a new kind of creature, built in a laboratory—she is part bird, part human, part many other things. But now the lab in which she was created is under siege and the scientists have turned on their animal creations. Flying through tunnels, dodging bullets, and changing her colors and patterning to avoid capture, the Strange Bird manages to escape. But she cannot just soar in peace above the earth. The sky itself is full of wildlife that rejects her as one of their own, and also full of technology—satellites and drones and other detritus of the human civilization below that has all but destroyed itself. And the farther she flies, the deeper she finds herself in the orbit of the Company, a collapsed biotech firm that has populated the world with experiments both failed and successful that have outlived the corporation itself: a pack of networked foxes, a giant predatory bear. But of the many creatures she encounters with whom she bears some kind of kinship, it is the humans—all of them now simply scrambling to survive—who are the most insidious, who still see her as simply something to possess, to capture, to trade, to exploit. Never to understand, never to welcome home. With The Strange Bird, Jeff VanderMeer has done more than add another layer, a new chapter, to his celebrated novel Borne. He has created a whole new perspective on the world inhabited by Rachel and Wick, the Magician, Mord, and Borne—a view from above, of course, but also a view from deep inside the mind of a new kind of creature who will fight and suffer and live for the tenuous future of this world. Praise for Borne *“Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy was an ever-creeping map of the apocalypse; with Borne he continues his investigation into the malevolent grace of the world, and it's a thorough marvel.” —Colson Whitehead “VanderMeer is that rare novelist who turns to nonhumans not to make them approximate us as much as possible but to make such approximation impossible. All of this is magnified a hundredfold in Borne . . . Here is the story about biotech that VanderMeer wants to tell, a vision of the nonhuman not as one fixed thing, one fixed destiny, but as either peaceful or catastrophic, by our side or out on a rampage as our behavior dictates—for these are our children, born of us and now to be borne in whatever shape or mess we have created. This coming-of-age story signals that eco-fiction has come of age as well: wilder, more reckless and more breathtaking than previously thought, a wager and a promise that what emerges from the twenty-first century will be as good as any from the twentieth, or the nineteenth.” —Wai Chee Dimock, The New York Times Book Review

Strange Birds

Strange Birds Author Bobbie Kalman
ISBN-10 0865057559
Year 1997
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher New York ; Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. : Crabtree Publishing Company
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Introduces birds that do strange things, including the eating habits, bills, and homes of such species as the jacana, flamingo, dipper, and hoatzin.

Dill Bizzy

Dill   Bizzy Author Nora Ericson
ISBN-10 0062304526
Year 2016-01-26
Pages 40
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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Dill is a duck. A perfectly ordinary duck. At least that’s what he thinks. Then he meets Bizzy, a strange bird. Bizzy seems to think that Dill is actually an odd duck! Together, they find that they’re even more extra-ordinary than they could have imagined. Perfect for anyone who has ever felt a little odd or a tad strange, this delightfully offbeat picture book celebrates the joy of finding a friend who lets you march (or waddle!) to the beat of your own drum.

Odd Ozzie

Odd Ozzie Author Lisa Ann Cione
ISBN-10 9781496961105
Year 2015-01-14
Pages 22
Language en
Publisher AuthorHouse
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Odd Ozzie is about an ostrich who is removed from his environment and placed in a zoo with unfamiliar birds. At first, the birds do not accept Ozzie as one of their own, leaving him feeling very sad and lonely. Ozzie learns how to make the birds his friends while remaining true to himself.

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Indonesia

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Indonesia Author Morten Strange
ISBN-10 0691114951
Year 2001
Pages 416
Language id
Publisher Princeton University Press
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This beautiful guide depicts over 600 species in almost 700 color photographs, offering detailed descriptions of each bird's voice and habits. Many of the photographs in this magnificent volume appear for the first time and have been carefully selected to show the rarest species.

Birds of Texas

Birds of Texas Author John H. Rappole
ISBN-10 0890965455
Year 1994
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Texas A&M University Press
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"W.L. Moody, Jr., natural history series ; no. 14." Guide to 622 birds found in Texas with information on habitat preferences, abundance, seasonal occurance, and more.