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Pigeons

Pigeons Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
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A “quirky, endlessly entertaining” look at the surprising history of the pigeon (Simon Winchester). Domesticated since the dawn of man, pigeons have been used as crucial communicators in war by every major historical superpower from ancient Egypt to the United States and are credited with saving thousands of lives. They have been worshipped as fertility goddesses and revered as symbols of peace. Charles Darwin relied heavily on pigeons to help formulate and support his theory of evolution. Yet today they are reviled as “rats with wings.” To research this lively history of the humble pigeon, the author traveled across the United States and Europe to meet with pigeon fanciers and pigeon haters in a quest to find out how we came to misunderstand one of mankind’s most helpful and steadfast companions. Pigeons captures a Brooklyn man’s quest to win the Main Event (the pigeon world’s equivalent of the Kentucky Derby), as well as a convention dedicated to breeding the perfect bird. The author participates in a live pigeon shoot where entrants pay $150; he tracks down Mike Tyson, the nation’s most famous pigeon lover; he spends time with Queen Elizabeth’s Royal Pigeon Handler; and he sheds light on a radical “pro-pigeon underground” in New York City. In Pigeons, Andrew Blechman reveals for the first time the remarkable story behind this seemingly unremarkable bird. “A quick and thoroughly entertaining read, Pigeons will leave readers chuckling at the quirky characters and pondering surprising pigeon facts.” —Audubon Magazine “Manages to illuminate not merely the ostensible subject of the book, but also something of the endearing, repellent, heroic, and dastardly nature of that most bizarre of breeds, Homo sapiens.” —Salon

Pigeon

Pigeon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Karen Solie
Editor: House of Anansi
ISBN: 0887849024
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Karen Solie launched to prominence with her first collection of poems, Short Haul Engine (2001), finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize and winner of many other awards and citations. She continued her upward trajectory with Modern and Normal (2005), and is now considered one of Canada's best poets. Pigeon is yet another leap forward for this singer of existential bewilderment. These poems are X-rays of our delusions and mistaken perceptions, explorations of violence, bad luck, fate, creeping catastrophe, love, and the eros of danger. Once again, Solie shows that her ear is impeccable, her poetic intelligence rare and razor-sharp.

Pigeon Hero!

Pigeon Hero! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shirley Raye Redmond
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442454377
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In a town in Italy during World War II the people have surrendered without firing a shot. But American warplanes are due to arrive, and the radio's broken, so no one can tell them to call off the attack! G. I. Joe, a carrier pigeon, is the only one who can take the message to the Americans. Will he make it in time and save the town?

Pigeon

Pigeon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Barbara Allen
Editor: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1861897111
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Our frequent urban companion, cooing in the eaves of train stations or scavenging underfoot for breadcrumbs and discarded French fries, the pigeon has many detractors—and even some fans. Written out of love for and fascination with this humble yet important bird, Barbara Allen’s Pigeon explores its cultural significance, as well as its similarities to and differences from its close counterpart, the dove. While the dove is seen as a symbol of love, peace, and goodwill, the pigeon is commonly perceived as a filthy, ill-mannered flying rodent, a “rat with wings.” Readers will find in Pigeon an enticing exploration of the historical and contemporary bonds between humans and these two unique and closely related birds. For polluting statues and architecture, the pigeon has earned a bad reputation, but Barbara Allen offers several examples of the bird’s importance—as a source of food and fertilizer, a bearer of messages during times of war, a pollution monitor, and an aid to Charles Darwin in his pivotal research on evolutionary theory. Allen also comments on the literary love and celebration of pigeons and doves in the work of such writers and poets as Shakespeare, Dickens, Beatrix Potter, Proust, and Isaac Bashevis Singer. Along the way, Allen corrects the many stereotypes about pigeons in the hope that the rich history of one of the oldest human-animal partnerships will be both admired and celebrated.

Pigeon Racing

Pigeon Racing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Herbert R. Axelrod
Editor: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447484630
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Pigeon Racing by Dr. Herbert R. Axelrod contains all the information that a budding fancier needs! Extract from the book: "There has probably been more written on feeding than on any other subject related to pigeons. This has always been the most controversial subject. This chapter will give you a general knowledge of what and how to feed. The importance of choosing the right food and feeding in the right way cannot be overemphasized. The fancier who learns to feed correctly will win his share of races. Food gives the elements for proper growth and fuel to nourish the body and produce heat and energy."

The Homing Pigeon

The Homing Pigeon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: United States. War Department,United States. Army. Signal Corps
Editor: Good Press
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The Homing Pigeon by United States. War Department,United States. Army. Signal Corps Summary

"The Homing Pigeon" by United States. War Department, United States. Army. Signal Corps. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Pigeon Post

Pigeon Post Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter Hawes
Editor: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
ISBN: 1775534332
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A hilarious short story about a woman who decides to buy New Zealand Stuck in the dry desert of Single Tree Gully, Australia, in 1840, Mrs C Wentworth dreams of a place deluged with rain. An island to own, and rain. The pigeon post brings word from her husband that he has negotiated with some Maori chiefs to purchase the isle on which she has set her heart. However, politics intervene . . .

A Pigeon and a Boy

A Pigeon and a Boy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Meir Shalev
Editor: Schocken
ISBN: 0805242686
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A mesmerizing novel of two love stories, separated by half a century but connected by one enchanting act of devotion—from the internationally acclaimed Israeli writer Meir Shalev. During the 1948 War of Independence—a time when pigeons are still used to deliver battlefield messages—a gifted young pigeon handler is mortally wounded. In the moments before his death, he dispatches one last pigeon. The bird is carrying his extraordinary gift to the girl he has loved since adolescence. Intertwined with this story is the contemporary tale of Yair Mendelsohn, who has his own legacy from the 1948 war. Yair is a tour guide specializing in bird-watching trips who, in middle age, falls in love again with a childhood girlfriend. His growing passion for her, along with a gift from his mother on her deathbed, becomes the key to a life he thought no longer possible. Unforgettable in both its particulars and its sweep, A Pigeon and A Boy is a tale of lovers then and now—of how deeply we love, of what home is, and why we, like pigeons trained to fly in one direction only, must eventually return to it. In a voice that is at once playful, wise, and altogether beguiling, Meir Shalev tells a story as universal as war and as intimate as a winged declaration of love.

Pigeon Post

Pigeon Post Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Arthur Ransome
Editor: Good Press
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"Pigeon Post" by Arthur Ransome. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Care for a Pet Racing Pigeon

Care for a Pet Racing Pigeon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tammy Gagne
Editor: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1612287220
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Care for a Pet Racing Pigeon by Tammy Gagne Summary

Racing pigeons are also called homing pigeons because they can return home from almost anywhere. Find out what it’s like to race these pigeons, and how much care and training they need from you. Discover how long these colorful birds have been helping humans deliver messages, and find out about the pigeon war hero G.I. Joe. Do you have what it takes to become a pigeon fancier? Can you convince your parents that you do?

The Thoroughbred Racing Pigeon

The Thoroughbred Racing Pigeon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. Kilpatrick
Editor: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 152876272X
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The Thoroughbred Racing Pigeon by J. Kilpatrick Summary

This vintage volume contains a comprehensive guide to thoroughbred racing pigeons, with information on their natural history, breeding, selection, types, and more. Containing a wealth of interesting and practical information, this timeless handbook will be of considerable utility to the modern fancier, and would make for a worthy addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: “Racing”, “The Breathing System”, “The Digestive Organs”, “The Bird’s Eye”, “The Homing Faculty”, “Bird Flight”, “Marey’s Experiments”, “Genetics”, “Breeding”, “Apropos Origins”, “Pure Strains”, and “Your Questions Answered”. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this vintage book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on pigeons.

The Racing Pigeon and Pigeon Racing for All -

The Racing Pigeon and Pigeon Racing for All - Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Old Hand
Editor: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473394198
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The Racing Pigeon and Pigeon Racing for All - by Old Hand Summary

A detailed handbook and guide. The illustrated contents include The Dawn of Pigeon Racing - Art of Breeding - The Practical Selection of Breeders - Breeding a Champion - Colour Breeding - Breeding Grizzlies - Practical Breeding etc. Originally published early 1900s. Many of the earliest livestock books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing this classic work with a brand new introductory essay on pigeon racing.

Dave Pigeon

Dave Pigeon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Swapna Haddow
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571323316
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WINNER of the Greenhouse Funny Prize; SHORTLISTED for the Sainsbury's Book Award and numerous regional awards, this hilarious series is adored by its readers! If you can read this, you obviously understand Pigeonese. You may read my book. If you're a cat and you've learnt Pigeonese . . . (HA HA HA! As if a cat would be smart enough to learn Pigeonese). This must mean if you are a cat and you are able to read this, you have taken a pigeon hostage so that you can trick them into translating the Pigeonese words into Meow. I demand you release the hostage pigeon now. My book contains TOP SECRET ideas that are NONE of a cat's business. Dave Pigeon is writing a book on how he defeated Mean Cat in order to help fellow pigeons everywhere. Cats beware! A hilarious debut for 6+ readers with black and white illustrations by the superbly talented Sheena Dempsey. 'A hilarious new series.' Angels and Urchins 'A really enjoyable read for children just moving into chapter books.' Books for Keeps 'Readers will love this action packed story about friendship, bravery and the lengths a pigeon will go to to secure themselves a crumbly treat.' Reading Zone 'I can't imagine any child not loving Dave and waiting excitedly for his next adventure.' Serendipity Reviews 'Readers will love it as it is full of daring and bravery, and much backfiring of ridiculous schemes and much crossing out.' The School Librarian

Pigeon English

Pigeon English Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephen Kelman
Editor: House of Anansi
ISBN: 1770890238
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"Pigeon English is a triumph." -- Emma Donoghue, author of Room Shortlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize and the 2011 Guardian First Book Award Eleven-year-old Harrison Opoku is the second best runner in the whole of Year 7. Harri races through his new life in England in his Adidas trainers - blissfully unaware of the threats around him. With equal fascination for the local gang - the Dell Farm Crew - and the pigeon who visits his balcony, Harri absorbs the many strange elements of his new home: watching, listening, and learning the tricks of inner-city survival. But when a boy is knifed to death, Harri starts a murder investigation of his own and endangers the fragile web his mother has spun around her family to keep them safe. A story of innocence and experience, hope and harsh reality, Pigeon English is a superb portrayal of a boy balancing on the edge of manhood and of the forces around him that try to shape who he becomes.

A Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching

A Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rosemary Mosco
Editor: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 1523515570
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A Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching by Rosemary Mosco Summary

Part field guide, part history, part ornithology primer, and altogether fun. Fact: Pigeons are amazing, and until recently, humans adored them. We’ve kept them as pets, held pigeon beauty contests, raced them, used them to carry messages over battlefields, harvested their poop to fertilize our crops—and cooked them in gourmet dishes. Now, with The Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching, readers can rediscover the wonder. Equal parts illustrated field guide and quirky history, it covers behavior: Why they coo; how they flock; how they preen, kiss, and mate (monogamously); and how they raise their young (on chunky pigeon milk). Anatomy and identification, from Birmingham Roller to the American Giant Runt to the Scandaroon. Birder issues, like what to do if you find a baby pigeon stranded in the park. And our lively shared story together, including all the things we’ve taught them—Ping-Pong, for example. “Rats with wings?” Think again. Pigeons coo, peck and nest all over the world, yet most of us treat them with indifference or disdain. So Rosemary Mosco, a bird-lover, science communicator, writer, and cartoonist (and co-author of The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid) is here to give the pigeon's image a makeover, and to help every town- and city-dweller get closer to nature by discovering the joys of birding through pigeon-watching.

The Pigeon Wars of Damascus

The Pigeon Wars of Damascus Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marius Kociejowski
Editor: Biblioasis
ISBN: 1926845226
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Marius Kociejowski follows up his now classic The Street Philosopher and the Holy Fool with The Pigeon Wars of Damascus. A metaphysical journalist in search of echoes rather than analogies, hints as opposed to verities, Kociejowski discovers once again at the periphery of Damascene society—for the outcast is often made of the very thing that rejects him—a way to understand the challenges and changes refashioning post-9/11 Syria and the Middle East, reminding us once again of the deeper purpose of travel: to absorb and understand the spirit of a place, and to return changed.

The Sport Of Pigeon Racing

The Sport Of Pigeon Racing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: W. Anderson
Editor: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473394309
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This early work on Pigeon Racing is an engrossing read for any pigeon racer of historian of the sport, but also contains a wealth of information and anecdote that is still pertinent and practical today. Recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of the pigeon fancier. Contents Include: Pigeon Racing; The Armadale Lofts; My First Visit to Belgium; Leading Belgian Fanciers; English Fanciers I have known and Visited; A Method of Founding a Loft of Racing Pigeons; Notes on Racing Pigeon Types with Special Reference to Superficial Anatomy; Condition; Breeding; Heredity and its Application to Improvement of Stock; Widowhood (or Veuvage) The Study of the Eye and the Eye Theory; Old Belgian Strains or Families; Orientation; Pigeon Shows; Long Race Distances; Winners of Scottish National Races from 1894 to 1947; and a Conclusion. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Pigeon-Keeping for Amateurs - A Complete and Concise Guide to the Amateur Breeder of Domestic and Fancy Pigeons

Pigeon-Keeping for Amateurs - A Complete and Concise Guide to the Amateur Breeder of Domestic and Fancy Pigeons Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James C. Lyell
Editor: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473394112
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Pigeon-Keeping for Amateurs - A Complete and Concise Guide to the Amateur Breeder of Domestic and Fancy Pigeons by James C. Lyell Summary

This text contains a detailed treatise on the correct methods for the management and maintenance of domestic and fancy pigeons, including a wealth of information on such topics as diet, health and ailments, training, breeding, and many more besides. Containing everything a pigeon-keeper could possibly want to know about the subject, this book is perfect for the amateur fancier and also constitutes a great reference book for existing pigeon-keepers. Many antique books such as this are increasingly costly and hard to come by, and it is with this in mind that we have elected to republish this old book now complete with a new introduction on the subject of aviculture.

Pigeon Feathers

Pigeon Feathers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Updike
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0679645764
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Pigeon Feathers by John Updike Summary

When this classic collection of stories first appeared—in 1962, on the author’s thirtieth birthday—Arthur Mizener wrote in The New York Times Book Review: “Updike is a romantic [and] like all American romantics, that is, he has an irresistible impulse to go in memory home again in order to find himself. . . . The precise recollection of his own family-love, parental and marital, is vital to him; it is the matter in which the saving truth is incarnate. . . . Pigeon Feathers is not just a book of very brilliant short stories; it is a demonstration of how the most gifted writer of his generation is coming to maturity; it shows us that Mr. Updike’s fine verbal talent is no longer pirouetting, however gracefully, out of a simple delight in motion, but is beginning to serve his deepest insight.”

Understanding Clay Pigeon Shooting

Understanding Clay Pigeon Shooting Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Graham Brown,Tony Jackson
Editor: The Crowood Press
ISBN: 1785004689
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Understanding Clay Pigeon Shooting by Graham Brown,Tony Jackson Summary

In recent years clay target shooting has developed into one of the fastest-growing sports in the UK, and its popularity has been infused with a new sense of purpose and life as a result of the Commonwealth and Olympic successes of both male and female participants. Understanding Clay Pigeon Shooting is aimed at both the beginner and the advanced novice. It will help you to understand the logic behind good shooting, and to develop skills already acquired to become a really good and consistent shot. Every potential shooter has the ability to reach the highest standards; this book will help you to unlock that potential. Topics covered include: the history of clay shooting; getting started in clay shooting; the three disciplines: sporting, trap and skeet; the different types of gun, and ancillary equipment; gun fitting and eye dominance, and finally, shooting styles and muzzle placement.