The Dodos Did It

The Dodos Did It
Author: Alice McKinley
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2021-04-29
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781471181238

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A brilliantly funny story about dodos, a dinosaur, and being VERY careful what you wish for, from the creator of Nine Lives Newton. Jack doesn’t just like dodos, he LOVES them. So when his dearest wish for a pet dodo comes true, surely Jack will be the happiest he’s ever been, EVER. Unless, of course, Jack wishes for more and more dodos and his new pets cause complete chaos, and no one believes that the dodos did it because dodos don’t exist and everyone blames Jack for everything. Maybe it's time for Jack to think about wishing for something completely different . . .

Life as We Made It

Life as We Made It
Author: Beth Shapiro
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-10-19
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781541644151

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From the first dog to the first beefalo, from farming to CRISPR, the human history of remaking nature When the 2020 Nobel Prize was awarded to the inventors of CRISPR, the revolutionary gene-editing tool, it underlined our amazing and apparently novel powers to alter nature. But as biologist Beth Shapiro argues in Life as We Made It, this phenomenon isn’t new. Humans have been reshaping the world around us for ages, from early dogs to modern bacteria modified to pump out insulin. Indeed, she claims, reshaping nature—resetting the course of evolution, ours and others’—is the essence of what our species does. In exploring our evolutionary and cultural history, Shapiro finds a course for the future. If we have always been changing nature to help us survive and thrive, then we need to avoid naive arguments about how we might destroy it with our meddling, and instead ask how we can meddle better. Brilliant and insightful, Life as We Made It is an essential book for the decades to come.

The Song Of The Dodo

The Song Of The Dodo
Author: David Quammen
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2012-03-31
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781448137404

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Why have island ecosystems always suffered such high rates of extinction? In our age, with all the world's landscapes, from Tasmania to the Amazon to Yellowstone, now being carved into island-like fragments by human activity, the implications of this question are more urgent than ever. Over the past eight years, David Quammen has followed the threads of island biogeography on a globe-encircling journey of discovery.

Dodos Are Forever

Dodos Are Forever
Author: Dick King-Smith
Publsiher: Dick King Smith Centenary Collection
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2021-10
Genre: Dodo
ISBN: 178226874X

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The year is AD 1650, and dodos Bertie and Beatrice are living peacefully on an island in the Indian Ocean. Peacefully, that is, until sailors arrive and discover that dodo tastes a lot like chicken. With the sailors come a host of hungry rats. They like nothing more than dodo eggs for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Bertie and Beatrice are about to start a family. Sir Francis Drake, the captain's parrot, warns the lovebirds that if they're not careful, their species could become extinct. But what's a dodo to do-do?

Rhetorical Animals

Rhetorical Animals
Author: Kristian Bjørkdahl,Alex C. Parrish
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2017-11-30
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781498558464

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For this edited volume, the editors solicited chapters that investigate the place of nonhuman animals in the purview of rhetorical theory; what it would mean to communicate beyond the human community; how rhetoric reveals our "brute roots." In other words, this book investigates themes that enlighten us about likely or possible implications of the animal turn within rhetorical studies. The present book is unique in its focus on the call for nonanthropocentrism in rhetorical studies. Although there have been many hints in recent years that rhetoric is beginning to consider the implications of the animal turn, as yet no other anthology makes this its explicit starting point and sustained objective. Thus, the various contributions to this book promise to further the ongoing debate about what rhetoric might be after it sheds its long-standing humanistic bias.

A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly Everything
Author: Bill Bryson
Publsiher: Anchor Canada
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2012-05-15
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780385674508

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One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining.

Mountain People

Mountain People
Author: Colin Turnbull
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 326
Release: 1987-07-02
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780671640989

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In The Mountain People, Colin M. Turnbull describes the dehumanization of the Ik, African tribesmen who in less than three generations have deteriorated from being once-prosperous hunters to scattered bands of hostile, starving people whose only goal is individual survival. Sad, disturbing, and eloquently written, The Mountain People is a moving meditation on human nature, our capacity for goodness, and the fragility of human society.


Author: G. Souvidha Baungally
Publsiher: Allied Publishers
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2014-06-20
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9788184249132

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Dodo Sega revives the tale of Mauritius Legendary Bird, ‘Dodo’. Though they are no longer in existence, history has been keeping them alive and will do so forever. Several tales are told to give a glimpse about the journey of this unique bird. Everyone enjoys reading about this extinct bird which has been portrayed for decade in several ad campaigns and also in cartoons. Tourists never miss to take with them sculptures, souvenirs and paintings of the Dodo which are crafted by locals.