A Wealth of Pigeons

A Wealth of Pigeons
Author: Steve Martin
Pages: 272
ISBN: 1250262895
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Release: 2020-11-17
Editor: Celadon Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER • WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER • LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER “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 Wealth of Pigeons

A Wealth of Pigeons
Author: Steve Martin
Pages: 329
ISBN: 125078235X
Available:
Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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"--

Born Standing Up

Born Standing Up
Author: Steve Martin
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781847395849
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Release: 2008-09-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Pure Drivel

Pure Drivel
Author: Steve Martin
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781780227436
Available:
Release: 2014-01-30
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'A mix of urbane wit and surreal extrapolations - Douglas Adams meets Flann O'Brien' Independent Who else but Steve Martin could combine irrefutable evidence that Mars is populated by kittens with a treatise on sledgehammers? In this brilliantly witty collection of pieces Steve Martin takes a subversive glimpse at the world and a sideways swipe at the conventional. From memory tips for the over-fifties to his insightful exposition of 'Wittgenstein's Banana', never has 'pure drivel' been so entertaining.

A Pigeon and a Boy

A Pigeon and a Boy
Author: Meir Shalev
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780805242683
Available:
Release: 2009-01-06
Editor: Schocken
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

A Feathered River Across the Sky

A Feathered River Across the Sky
Author: Joel Greenberg
Pages: 302
ISBN: 9781620405352
Available:
Release: 2014-01-30
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 Book of the Racing Pigeon Fact and Theory from Many Source Including the Author s Own Experience

The Book of the Racing Pigeon   Fact and Theory from Many Source Including the Author s Own Experience
Author: Carl Naether
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781445515977
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Release: 2010-07
Editor: Velikovsky Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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: The Homing Pigeon in the Long Ago - The Homer Becomes Standard Equipment for Post and War - Peacetime Pigeon Service in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries - Pigeons of World War I - Pigeons of World War II - The Racing Pigeon: Mixture of Many Feathers; The "Looks" of the Racing Pigeon; Pigeon Behaviour; Plumage and the Mold; General Care of Racing Homers; The Racing Loft; Breeding Methods; Training Young Birds; Racing Young Birds; Training Old Birds; Unusual Methods of Flying: Night and Two-way; The Homing Urge; Representative Racing-Pigeon Magazines: American and European; Important Books on Racing Pigeons; Racing-Pigeon Literature; and an Index. 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.

Shopgirl

Shopgirl
Author: Steve Martin
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780786871643
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Release: 2001-07-01
Editor: Hachette Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Death by Laughter

Death by Laughter
Author: Harry Bliss
Pages: 128
ISBN: 0810970848
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Release: 2008-07-01
Editor: Harry N. Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Welcome to the world of Harry Bliss--a New York Times bestselling cartoonist whose gag cartoons look at the world in a fresh, twisted, and unique way. Each panel is a sharp and smart look at the paradoxes of life, ranging from lust and love to misfortune and bitterness. Bliss's cartoons expose truths so human, so real, they're timeless. However, time is running out in Death by Laughter--a collection of cartoons about death, fatality, and "the examined life" that Socrates referred to (only his gags weren't illustrated or, frankly, all that funny). Sheer Bliss.

The Complete Guide Book to Raising and Showing Indian Fantails

The Complete Guide Book to Raising and Showing Indian Fantails
Author: Ardy Prekker
Pages: 104
ISBN: 1543042406
Available:
Release: 2017-02-09
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Indian Fantail has become one of the most popular breeds of fancy pigeons. This guide book, by one of the leading experts of the breed, presents the received wisdom on all the finer points of the official breed standard as well as fully-informed advice on 21st century methods of proper care for the year-round well-being of the birds. The book includes an abundance of excellent full-color pictures that vividly illustrate even the most subtle points. It is a must read for all serious Indian Fantail fanciers be they novices or veterans

Pigeons and Their Economical Health Care

Pigeons and Their Economical Health Care
Author: Zsolt Talaber
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1089848501
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Release: 2019-08-14
Editor: Independently Published
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Keep It Simple and Smart

Keep It Simple and Smart
Author: Ric Morgan
Pages: 88
ISBN: 1463597118
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Release: 2011-06-01
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An 80-page dynamic, power-packed, life-changing book about the K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple and Smart) program that helps lead to a simpler, smarter and saner life. The Pulitzer-nominated book has four keys and a set of life lessons to aid in improving a person's life forever, if the principles are learned, assimilated, and applied on a daily basis. No matter where you open this book, you will find something you can learn and apply immediately, and make a part of your changing and growing life.

Architecture According to Pigeons

Architecture According to Pigeons
Author: Stella Gurney,Speck Lee Tailfeather
Pages: 63
ISBN: 071486353X
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Release: 2013
Editor: Phaidon
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hello. I am Speck. Come fly with me! Architecture According to Pigeons is the perfect introduction for children to the most beautiful buildings in the world and the basic principles of architecture, using a fun, lively and engaging way of learning. In this delightful book, a pigeon named Speck Lee Tailfeather reveals that pigeons are great aficionados of architecture and delivers an account of a journey around the globe with fun facts about each of the iconic buildings he visits. The book features the Colosseum, the Taj Mahal, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, the Eiffel Tower, Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and dozens of other buildings from a 'bird's eye view' to delight children and parents alike.

Monsieur Lambert

Monsieur Lambert
Author: Jean-Jacques Sempé
Pages: 58
ISBN: UOM:39015047303550
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Release: 2006-11
Editor: Phaidon Incorporated Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Monsieur Lambert is a gentle, and unmistakably French, graphic novel with text and pictures by one of the world's best-loved illustrators. Jean-Jacques Sempe offers a glimpse of the everyday lives and secret passions of the regulars in a small Parisian bistro. When Monsieur Lambert does not turn up for lunch at his usual time, the other regulars speculate that he must have met a woman. How else can they explain his strange new behaviour? The diners start discussing women they have loved and lost and, in doing so, they reveal unexpected facets of their own lives and personalities. The restaurant and its regulars are brought to life vividly in a series of drawings which, together with handwritten dialogue and a laconic commentary, display Sempe's signature unerring eye and ear for the telling details of human behaviour. The text was translated from French by award-winning translator Anthea Bell.

You Decide

You Decide
Author: E. P,Nona B. F. Scott,Jerome O. V. Scott,Adam O. A. Scott,Earl R. K. Scott
Pages: 86
ISBN: 1481143603
Available:
Release: 2013-03-16
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The sketch-style depictions and unusual fonts create an eerie atmosphere where the reader has to decide if what they see really happened or if it is just a work of fiction. Includes writing space for your conclusions. This book makes a great group activity. This is not intended for children. Contains brief nudity.

True Wealth of Nations

True Wealth of Nations
Author: Stefan Sigfried
Pages: 140
ISBN: 1497456169
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Release: 2014-03-28
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What exactly is it that enables us to live as we do today? Is it that we work harder? Or, that we have more money? The simple truth is that we can live differently from how we lived a hundred years ago and a thousand years ago because of the accumulated sum of new ideas encapsulated in new technology. Money is in this sense only one small part of new technology, the myriad of ideas and inventions that support our way of living today.Why then are most solutions and even problems formulated in terms where "money" is essential? It is because it is the way we have been taught to think. Concepts used in economics, often grossly misinterpreted, have become our prison leading us into a very inhumane world. And we do not even see the prison bars that confines us to certain solutions because we think this is just how it must be. We think it is established science. And because we do not even see the prison bars we become our own wardens.We have thus been beguiled by economists to think that money is wealth and this creates an inhumane world. Instead we should focus on ideas and our true needs as the source of creating true wealth. But if we are to get away from the present focus on money and speculation to get more money we must change how we think and for that we need new ideas, concepts and models.However, new ways of thinking about economic matters will not come from the economists or the greedy rich. They simply have too much to loose. Economists would loose a lot of prestige or even their jobs and the rich would loose the easy ways they have invented to become rich by creating bubble money. We need new ways of viewing what is true wealth and how such is created. This way, and only this way, can we break free from the prison of economic thoughts that today dominate us.By applying his long experience in modeling the author shows alternate ways of viewing wealth, true wealth, based on modern research and sound principles of modeling. And that is thus what this book is all about.This book contain some mathematics. If you prefer a book without mathematical expressions, I recommend my book A New Monetary System.

Cat Among the Pigeons

Cat Among the Pigeons
Author: Agatha Christie
Pages: 200
ISBN: 1522800409
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Release: 2016-02-15
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Unpleasant things are going on in an exclusive school for girls - things like murder... Late one night, two teachers investigate a mysterious flashing light in the sports pavilion, while the rest of the school sleeps. There, among the lacrosse sticks, they stumble upon the body of the unpopular games mistress - shot through the heart from point blank range. The school is thrown into chaos when the 'cat' strikes again. Unfortunately, schoolgirl Julia Upjohn knows too much. In particular, she knows that without Hercule Poirot's help, she will be the next victim...

Love Unfinished

Love Unfinished
Author: Darian Wilk
Pages: 218
ISBN: 0615484050
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Release: 2011-10
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Love Unfinished Revised Edition (Nov 2012) Soul mates from the past leave their love unfinished when a tragic car accident ends their lives on their wedding day. Yet they are destined to meet again to fulfill that love in new incarnations, leading vastly different lives. Emma thought she chose the right path in life, but too late does she realize her mistake when her husband reveals the monster behind the smile. Their happily ever after - is a lie. Trapped in a broken marriage to a powerful, abusive man, Emma knows this is not the life she was meant to live. As her hope for real love withers, she meets James, her love from a lifetime ago. Emma cannot deny the connection pulling them together, but her courage to abandon her marriage wavers, and unknowingly puts her life at risk. Are Emma and James fated to fulfill their love, or will they once again, leave love unfinished?

Be Positive Coloring Book

Be Positive Coloring Book
Author: Eva Nikoletta Jancsovics
Pages: 84
ISBN: 1975793625
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Release: 2017-08-26
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Take time for yourself and relax with a beautiful collection of flowers,mandalas and positive quotes.40 pages to color,made with love for you.

The Book

The Book
Author: Anonim
Pages: 784
ISBN: 1909569046
Available:
Release: 2013-04-17
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Everything you need to know to look after yourself to bring about and maintain perfect health, prosperity, wealth, happiness, quality of life and longevity. It reveals that we are, without realising, not doing enough or the right things to protect our health and prosperity which is equally extremely damaging to nature, wildlife, oceans, sea-life, fresh springs, waterways and air, and us. The Book by Linde utilises new and ancient knowledge from around the world, over the millennia identifying what changes we need to make to enhance every aspect of our lives with simple solutions for almost every situation. It is your most powerful contribution to protecting, nurturing and saving our planet. In summary, 'THE BOOK' Consists of Six Chapters which incorporates a summary within each one: Lifestyle; Food & Nutrition; Medical Care; Mind; Water; and Now Live the final chapter which you can cast your eye over first as it is a synopsis of the complete works. It is highly recommend to read from cover to cover but, it is packed with valuable information to just use as a Reference Manual on a day to day basis. Teaches you how to look after your body and mind to ultimately prevent illness, but also to help regain and maintain perfect health; Provides countless number of practical, realistic & simple tips to easily adopt into your day to day lifestyle improving quality of life, saving time & money and gaining longevity; Fuses together specialised areas in health & mind, lifestyle & environment under one cover; Identifies our day to day toxic exposures that we are unaware of and provides successful resolutions; Gives you complete fundamental knowledge and awareness, to use your courage to take responsibility for your life enhancing your health, prosperity and happiness; Provides you with ancient knowledge and practices to new, from science including quantum physics, to philosophy, psychology, and important detail on nutrition, exercise, energies and medicine; Is very current, answering all the conflicting hype about diets, the next super food or the bad effects of conventional drugs or sugar that are in the media weekly, even daily; For more information please visit www.thebookbook.co.uk