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Tuco and the Scattershot World

Author : Brian Brett
Publisher : Greystone Books
Page : 275 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2015-09-04
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781771640640

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Tuco and the Scattershot World by Brian Brett Pdf

The acclaimed author’s memoir of life with an African grey parrot offers “a thoughtful and generous celebration of minds and bodies different from our own” (Times Literary Supplement, UK). For thirty years, Brian Brett shared his office and his life with Tuco, a remarkable parrot given to asking questions such as “Whaddya know?” and announcing “Party time!” when guests showed up at Brett’s farm. Although Brett bought Tuco on a whim, he gradually realized the enormous obligation he has to his pet, learning that the parrot is far more complex than he thought. In Tuco and the Scattershot World, Brett not only chronicles his fascinating relationship with Tuco, but uses it to explore the human tendency to “other” the world, abusing birds, landscapes, and each other. Brett sees in Tuco’s otherness a mirror of his own experience contending with Kallman syndrome, a rare genetic condition that made him the target of bullies—and nurtured his affinity for winged creatures. Brett’s meditative digressions touch on topics ranging from the history of birds and dinosaurs to our concepts of knowledge, language, and intelligence—and include commentary from Tuco himself. By turns provocative and deeply moving, Tuco and the Scattershot World “is not a straight memoir—it’s something much more wondrously weird . . . a view of the human predicament that is hilarious, sobering and profound” (Globe & Mail, UK).


Author : Brian Brett
Publisher : Greystone Books Ltd
Page : 344 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2015
Category : Nature
ISBN : 9781771640633

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Tuco by Brian Brett Pdf

"Both a biography of an irreverent African Grey parrot--given to asking "Whaddya know?" and announcing "Party time!"--and an exploration of the history of birds/ dinosaurs, the relationships between humans and birds, our notions of language and intelligence, and our tendency to "other" anything that is different from us, Tuco also describes Brett's own painful experience of being othered as an androgyne. Provocative, profound, hilarious, and moving, Tuco is most of all the extraordinary story of Brett's decades-long relationship with this singular bird, what Brett calls "a story we made together."--

Full Blown: Me and My Bipolar Family

Author : David Lovelace
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2010-02-04
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780007358243

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Full Blown: Me and My Bipolar Family by David Lovelace Pdf

David Lovelace, along with his brother and both his parents, is bipolar. This is his extraordinary and vivid memoir of life within his memorable, maddening, loving and unique family.

Squadron UK

Author : Simon Burley
Publisher :
Page : 154 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 2015-07-23
Category : Games & Activities
ISBN : 9781326369583

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Squadron UK by Simon Burley Pdf

What is Squadron UK? Squadron UK is THE British Superhero Role-Playing Game. Although a completely new game - this is a classic, old-school system honed to perfection by a player, referee and writer with decades of Superhero Gaming experience. What's so special about it? * Addictive character generation - the perfect blend of random rolling and design. * Fast and furious combat - that makes you feel like you're IN the comic. * Innovative campaign rules - this is a full role-playing game, not just a combat game. What's in this book? * The complete Basic game system - with simplified character creation and an example adventure to get you up and running within minutes. * Advanced rules to allow experienced players to customise the game to their tastes. * A complete example campaign "Squadron: Birmingham" - months of adventure.


Author : David Lovelace
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 312 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2008
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0525950788

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Scattershot by David Lovelace Pdf

An account of the author's predominantly bipolar family discusses his parents' and brother's struggles with their symptoms, his own development of bipolar disorder, and his observations on the connection between his family's illness and their religious faith.

Agents and Artificial Intelligence

Author : Ana Paula Rocha,Luc Steels,Jaap van den Herik
Publisher : Springer Nature
Page : 520 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2021-03-13
Category : Computers
ISBN : 9783030711580

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Agents and Artificial Intelligence by Ana Paula Rocha,Luc Steels,Jaap van den Herik Pdf

This book contains the revised and extended versions of selected papers from the 12th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence, ICAART 2020, held in Valletta, Malta, in February 2020. Overall, 45 full papers, 74 short papers, and 56 poster papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 276 initial submissions. 23 of the 45 full papers were selected to be included in this volume. These papers deal with topics such as agents and artificial intelligence.

All Hands on Deck!

Author : Nate Christen,Nick Christen
Publisher : Interaction Point Games
Page : 36 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2010-08
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781936326037

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Elements of Quantum Optics

Author : Brice Scott
Publisher : Scientific e-Resources
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2019-09-03
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 9781839473845

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Elements of Quantum Optics by Brice Scott Pdf

The book gives a broad coverage of the basic elements necessary to understand and carry out research in quantum optics. It presents a variety of theoretical tools and important results for two-level and semiconductor media, many of which could only be found in the original literature of in specialized monographs up to now. The text reveals the close connection between many seemingly unrelated topics. The book "e;Quantum Optics"e; has been written to meet the requirement of the degree and post graduate students. The subject matter has been discussed in such a simple way that the students will find no difficult to understand it. Most of the examples given in the book have been selected from various university examination papers and the book cover the syllabus of almost all the universities.


Author : Arvind Singhal,Everett Rogers
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 280 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2012-12-06
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN : 9781135669430

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Entertainment-Education by Arvind Singhal,Everett Rogers Pdf

Arvind Singhal and Everett M. Rogers have developed this unique volume focused on the history and development of entertainment-education. This approach to communication is the process of designing and implementing a media message to both entertain and educate to increase audience members' knowledge about an educational issue, create favorable attitudes, and change overt behavior. It uses the universal appeal of entertainment to show individuals how they can live safer, healthier, and happier lives. Entertainment formats such as soap operas, rock music, feature films, talk shows, cartoons, comics, and theater are utilized in various countries to promote messages about educational issues. This book presents a balanced picture of the entertainment-education strategy, identifying ethical and other problems that accompany efforts to bring about social change.

Silicon Photonics IV

Author : David J. Lockwood,Lorenzo Pavesi
Publisher : Springer Nature
Page : 512 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2021-06-08
Category : Science
ISBN : 9783030682224

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Silicon Photonics IV by David J. Lockwood,Lorenzo Pavesi Pdf

This fourth book in the series Silicon Photonics gathers together reviews of recent advances in the field of silicon photonics that go beyond already established and applied concepts in this technology. The field of research and development in silicon photonics has moved beyond improvements of integrated circuits fabricated with complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS) technology to applications in engineering, physics, chemistry, materials science, biology, and medicine. The chapters provided in this book by experts in their fields thus cover not only new research into the highly desired goal of light production in Group IV materials, but also new measurement regimes and novel technologies, particularly in information processing and telecommunication. The book is suited for graduate students, established scientists, and research engineers who want to update their knowledge in these new topics.

Federal Probation

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 568 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 1953
Category : Crime
ISBN : UCR:31210003171061

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Author : Blackie Sherrod
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 200 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 1975
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : UVA:X001312191

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Scattershooting by Blackie Sherrod Pdf

Collection of articles from Dallas Morning News columnist, Blackie Sherrod.

Trauma Farm

Author : Brian Brett
Publisher : Greystone Books Ltd
Page : 385 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 2009-10-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781926812380

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Trauma Farm by Brian Brett Pdf

The acclaimed author transforms a single day on his small farm into a “gorgeously thoughtful meditation on the natural world” and our place in it (Vancouver Sun). The acclaimed poet and author Brian Brett takes readers on an irreverent and illuminating journey through a day in the life of his small island farm in British Columbia, affectionately named Trauma Farm. With fascinating ruminations on everything from the natural history of farming to the horrors of industrial slaughterhouses, Brett’s day of tending to his farm becomes a Joycean epic of agrarian life. Brett moves from the tending of livestock, poultry, orchards, gardens, machinery, and fields to the social intricacies of rural communities and, finally, to an encounter with a magnificent deer in the silver moonlight of a magical field. Brett understands both tall tales and rigorous science as he explores the small mixed farm—meditating on the perfection of the egg and the nature of soil while also offering a scathing critique of agribusiness. Whether discussing the uses and misuses of gates, examining the energy of seeds, or bantering with his family, farm hands, and neighbors, Brett remains aware of the miracles of life, birth, and death that confront the rural world every day. Trauma Farm was a 2009 book of the year in the Times Literary Supplement and the Globe & Mail, and winner of Writers’ Trust Canadian Non-Fiction Prize.

Expedition of Equality

Author : Paul R. Strickler
Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
Page : 396 pages
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Release : 2022-01-06
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781662459177

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Expedition of Equality by Paul R. Strickler Pdf

Expedition of Equality starts in the year 3000, when a group of scientists travels to a new star system they name Einstein. Their only desire is to be able to experiment without government regulations. Five years later, a group of colonists who pay their life savings to join these scientists in the Einstein star system gets the shock of a lifetime when they arrive five hundred years later. The star system is now teeming with life and new genetically engineered specie. Follow the exploits of the spaceship Equality and its crew as they explore this strange new star system while attempting to put an end to a new threat of space pirates, space pirates they believe are being led by one Captain Spike, but after an assassination attempt on their new captain, doubts arise. More mystery builds when they meet a clone of a notorious murderer, a clone who has just murdered his parents in their sleep. Will the crew of Equality be able to unravel what is truly going on before it’s too late?

Horizontal Vertigo

Author : Juan Villoro
Publisher : Pantheon
Page : 369 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2021-03-23
Category : History
ISBN : 9781524748883

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Horizontal Vertigo by Juan Villoro Pdf

At once intimate and wide-ranging, and as enthralling, surprising, and vivid as the place itself, this is a uniquely eye-opening tour of one of the great metropolises of the world, and its largest Spanish-speaking city. Horizontal Vertigo: The title refers to the fear of ever-impending earthquakes that led Mexicans to build their capital city outward rather than upward. With the perspicacity of a keenly observant flaneur, Juan Villoro wanders through Mexico City seemingly without a plan, describing people, places, and things while brilliantly drawing connections among them. In so doing he reveals, in all its multitudinous glory, the vicissitudes and triumphs of the city ’s cultural, political, and social history: from indigenous antiquity to the Aztec period, from the Spanish conquest to Mexico City today—one of the world’s leading cultural and financial centers. In this deeply iconoclastic book, Villoro organizes his text around a recurring series of topics: “Living in the City,” “City Characters,” “Shocks,” “Crossings,” and “Ceremonies.” What he achieves, miraculously, is a stunning, intriguingly coherent meditation on Mexico City’s genius loci, its spirit of place.