Japanese Advance into the Pacific Ocean: The Albatross and the Great Bird Rush (International Perspectives in Geography)
Japanese Advance into the Pacific Ocean: The Albatross
This book asserts that the albatross was the reason for the advance of the Japanese into the isolated islands in the Pacific after the abolition of the Japanese “closed-door” policy that had been in effect from the seventeenth century to the latter part of the nineteenth century. The birds’ plumage was of high quality and sold at quite a good price in Europe. The Japanese realized the advantage of this global trade, and their desire to capture albatross motivated them to advance into the Pacific. The exploration of the uninhabited islands had become a fast-moving trend, defined by the author as the “Bird Rush”. As a consequence, the advance into the Pacific by the Japanese resulted in the expansion of Japanese territory. The author has interpreted this Japanese movement into the Pacific by making use of the framework of three distinct shifts: in the aim of their actions from birds to guano / phosphate ore, in the agents of action from individual speculators to commercial capital and then to monopolistic capital, and from the sea near Japan to the wider Pacific. This concept can be termed “a view of history centered on the albatross”.
- ASIN: 9811051399
Wisdom, The Midway Albatross: Surviving the Japanese Tsunami and other Disasters for over 60 Years
Wisdom, The Midway Albatross: Surviving the Japanese Tsunami
The oldest wild bird in the world faced yet another danger when the Japanese Tsunami struck Midway Island where she lives. This is Wisdom's astounding story of survival of manmade and natural disasters for over 60 years. She has survived the dangers of living wild, plastic pollution, longline fishing, lead poisoning, and the Japanese earthquake.At 65+ years old, she's still alive and still laying eggs and hatching chicks. A must-read true story to capture the imagination of children of any age. Darcy Pattison's Wisdom, the Midway Albatross inspires young scientists and nature lovers with a true story of an individual animal in an easy to read format with captivating illustrations. It's the first of a series of fascinating animal biographies for elementary readers. Pattison's science-related books bring kids face to face with the basic questions of science and help them think like scientists. You'll be awed and inspired as you read this amazing story of survival and hope amidst the difficulties of life. As you read it, think of this majestic albatross soaring over the deep blue sea, wild and free.WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK:"It's marvelous! I LOVE it! And I got a lump in my throat, tears! And I'm a biologist! Your book is beautiful, meaningful, simple, elegant...........
- Brand: Brand: Mims House
- ASIN: 0979862175
Flying Albatross Image Heart Shaped Keyring in Gift Box
Flying Albatross Image Heart Shaped Keyring in Gift
All items are brand new and sent via 1st class post to anywhere in the UK and DHL service to outside of the UK. All items are designed and produced in the UK for Imanez Ltd and are in no way affiliated with any other company, copyright or trademark. Othe
- Color: Silver
- Brand: 1StopShops
- ASIN: B07CGBQY71
Strange Bird: The Albatross Press and the Third Reich (New Directions in Narrative History)
Strange Bird: The Albatross Press and the Third
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.
- Brand: Yale University Press
- ASIN: 0300215681
The Fascination of Birds: From the Albatross to the Yellowthroat (Dover Birds)
The Fascination of Birds: From the Albatross to
Roadrunners are known from cartoons. Ravens are known to poetry lovers. Eagles are known as figures in ancient mythology and as modern national symbols. Birds have fascinated people throughout history. This captivating collection of 99 essays offers a well-researched but easy-to-read look at birds as familiar as the sparrow and as seldom-seen as the albatross, from dancing varieties (crane) to sacred ones (ibis) to those associated with practical jokes and assassinations (snipe).Alphabetically arranged by type of bird, the essays combine the author's extensive field experience with reflections drawn from biology, ecology, literature, music, history, linguistics, politics, sports, entertainment, and other areas. References range from Homer's description of a cormorant in flight to mentions of birds in Monty Python sketches; from the filmmaking of Alfred Hitchcock to the music of Robyn Hitchcock. No previous knowledge of birds is necessary to appreciate the book, which is illustrated with classic images from John James Audubon's The Birds of America.
- ASIN: 0486492788
- UPC: 800759492787
A is for Albatross: Birds A-Z
A is for Albatross: Birds
From A to Z, twenty-six birds are each presented in a colorful picture and in a poem along with a short description of its range, diet and other interesting facts. This is a beautiful book to be enjoyed by everyone of all ages. Written by a ten-year-old winner of several national level poetry contest awards, and illustrated together with her father, this book is an ode to our feathered friends designed to entertain and educate. Come enter the wonderful world of birds!
- ASIN: 153508636X
Fluff you You Fluffin Fluff Funny Baby Albatross Bird Joke Raglan Baseball Tee
Birds of Chile (Princeton Field Guides)
Birds of Chile (Princeton Field
This is the essential new field guide to the birds of Chile. Representing a great diversity of habitats, from the Andes in the north down to the tundra and sub-Antarctic rainforest of Tierra del Fuego in the far south, Chile is the breeding ground or temporary abode of 473 known species including 9 found nowhere else in the world. Birds of Chile covers them all, embracing not only the mainland but points offshore such as Easter Island as well as the Antarctic Peninsula and adjacent islands, plus the Falklands and South Georgia. In addition to being a friendly and fruitful birding destination in its own right, Chile is the starting point for many Antarctic cruises. Succinct, identification-focused text and distribution maps share a page opposite each of the 97 color plates to allow quick and easy reference. Between the boldfaced English name and the scientific name comes the Spanish name as used in Chile; this is important, for birders will find their quest far more enjoyable and effectual if they can explain to Chileans exactly what they are looking at, think they are looking at, or hope to be looking at. Since Chile's list of resident species is yet far from conclusive, vagrants and rarities are also included. Indeed, some birds once thought to be accidentals in Chile have since...
- ASIN: 0691117403
Eye of the Albatross: Views of the Endangered Sea
Eye of the Albatross: Views of the Endangered
With one of the planet's most alluring birds as his guide, America's foremost chronicler of marine life captures the embattled ocean world.On a wingspan of up to eleven feet, the albatross can travel as far as five thousand miles without stopping. But until recently, little was known about the albatross's far-flung flights. Now, award-winning author Carl Safina takes us to the higher latitudes to explain what marine animals like the albatross can tell us about the health of our oceans.Eye of the Albatross takes us soaring to locales where whales, sea turtles, penguins, and shearwaters flourish in their own quotidian rhythms. Safina's guide and inspiration is a bird he calls Amelia, whose life he portrays in fascinating detail. Interwoven with recollections of whalers and famous explorers, Eye of the Albatross probes the unmistakable environmental impact of the encounters between man and marine life. Though no place remains untouched by us, fishing restrictions and habitat protection have signaled positive gains for albatrosses and several other marine animals. Safina's portrait combines the authority and drama of Rachel Carson with Peter Matthiessen's perceptive skill. The result is a transforming ride to the ends of the Earth and an urgent appeal to preserve the wild oceans whil...
- Brand: Brand: Henry Holt
- ASIN: 0805062289
Birds of Southern South America and Antarctica.
Birds of Southern South America and
South America, though home to about one-third of the world's bird species and twice as many endemic families of birds as any other continent, has the world's sparsest population of birdwatchers. Birds of Southern South America and Antarctica illustrates and describes all the known species--more than 1,000 of them--in a vast swath of this underexplored birder's paradise, from Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, southern Brazil, and Uruguay to parts of Antarctica. Just some of the birds it covers are teals, tinamous, chachalacas, conebills, cuckoos, macaws, parakeets, parrots, penguins, nightjars, hummingbirds, ovenbirds, tyrants, and tanagers. The habitats range from torrid rainforests and cloudforests to grasslands, the world's driest desert, second highest mountain range, and ice caps. The 97 color plates depict each species' male in breeding plumage, with the female and young often shown as well. On the facing page are concise textual descriptions of each species, highlighting not only salient physical features and behavioral patterns but the calls or songs of each. Casual birders and ornithologists contemplating a journey to the region, or simply interested in a one-volume overview of its bird life, will not want to miss this book.
- Color: White
- ASIN: 0691090351
Birds of Utah Field Guide
Birds of Utah Field
Make bird watching in Utah even more enjoyable! With this famous field guide by Stan Tekiela, bird identification is simple and informative. There's no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in Utah. This book features 130 species of Utah birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don't know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.
- Brand: Adventure Publications Inc.
- ASIN: 1591930197
Unisex 3D Albatross Bird Print Hoodies Sweatshirts Long-Sleeved Pullover with Pocket M
Unisex 3D Albatross Bird Print Hoodies Sweatshirts Long-Sleeved
Sleeve length: Long SleeveSize Chart(Unit: cm/inch) S : _ Bust:102cm/40.16" _ Sleeve:60cm/23.62" _ Length:68cm/26.77" M : _Bust:118cm/46.46" _ Sleeve:65cm/25.59" _ Length:71cm/27.95" L : _ Bust:124cm/48.82" _ Sleeve:65.5cm/25.79" _ Length:74cm/29.13" XL: _ Bust:130cm/51.18" _ Sleeve:65.5cm/25.79" _ Length:77cm/30.31" 2XL: _ Bust:136cm/53.54" _ Sleeve:66cm/25.98" _ Length:80cm/31.50"
- Color: 3d Print
- Brand: HHatt
- ASIN: B07K5QBQ6T
A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Hawaii: The Main Islands and Offshore Waters (A Latitude 20 Book)
A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Hawaii:
Winner of the 2011 Ka Palapala Po‘okela Award of Excellence in Natural Science, Hawai‘i Book Publishers AssociationHawai‘i is home to some of the most beautiful and sought after birds in the world. From the offshore waters, where graceful seabirds glide on the cool, refreshing trade winds, to the lush ancient forests of the mountains, where colorful endemic honeycreepers reside, Hawai‘i’s birds are wonderfully diverse. Introduced species and long-distance migrants contribute to the splendid assortment. Some island bird species are extremely abundant and instantly familiar since we encounter them daily in our outdoor activities. Others are so rare they are glimpsed only once in a lifetime. In these magnificent islands there is something for birders of every sort.Superbly illustrated in color by the author and Jack Jeffrey, two of Hawai‘i’s best nature photographers, this guide includes nearly every species of bird on land and at sea in the main Hawaiian Islands. In total, 170 species or subspecies are described and illustrated. This comprehensive work is an essential resource for those who are interested in identifying, locating, and learning more about the avifauna of Hawai‘i.
- Brand: Brand: Univ of Hawaii Pr
- ASIN: 082483383X
Holy Moli: Albatross and Other Ancestors
Holy Moli: Albatross and Other
Hob Osterlund moved to Hawai'i after being visited in a dream by an ancestor, Martha Beckwith, author of the monumental classic, Hawaiian Mythology. It was there, on the island of Kaua'i, where she happened upon a few courting albatross and felt an inexplicable attraction to the birds—an attraction too powerful to be explained by their beguiling airbrushed eye shadows, enormous wingspans, and rollicking dances. In Hawaiian mythology, ancestors may occupy the physical forms of animals known as 'aumakua. Laysan albatross—known as moli—are among them. Smitten with these charismatic creatures, Osterlund set out to learn everything she could about moli. She eventually came to embrace them as her 'aumakua—not as dusty old myths on a museum bookshelf, but as breathing, breeding, boisterous realities. Albatross sport many superlative qualities. They live long—sometimes longer than sixty years—and spend the majority of their time airborne, gliding across vast oceanic expanses. They are model mates and devoted parents, and are among the only animals known to take long-term same-sex partners. In nesting season, they rack up inconceivable mileage just to find supper for chicks waiting on the islands of the Hawaiian archipelago. It is from the island of Kaua'i that Holy M...
- ASIN: 0870718487
3dRose South Georgia Island Prion Wandering Albatross Bird, Ceramic Mug, 11-Oz
3dRose South Georgia Island Prion Wandering Albatross Bird,
A perfect gift for any occasion. Fascinate them every time by revealing a secret or surprise image. A fun and unique way to enjoy your favorite hot beverage. High gloss finish.
- Color: Multicolor
- Brand: 3dRose
- ASIN: B00A1WJED6
- UPC: 849995071974
Funny Infant Baby Bodysuit Birds Albatross
Funny Infant Baby Bodysuit Birds
Baby premium layette collection of high quality cute baby clothing features 100 percent premium cotton for the softest touch on your baby's gentle skin. This long sleeve bodysuits are essential to any baby's wardrobe - and these bodysuits are so comfortable that they can be used as underwear or even on their own. The one-piece design with snaps makes for no fuss dressing - and snap closure at the bottom makes diaper changing easier. The seasonal design helps to keep baby comfortable and warm in cooler temperatures.Please note the size detail below product description,compare the detail sizes with yours before you buy!Size Chart:Age: 6 MonthsBust: 8.66 inchLength: 16.73 inchAge: 12 MonthsBust: 9.05 inchLength: 17.91 inchAge: 18 MonthsBust: 9.44 inchLength: 19.09 inchAge: 24 MonthsBust: 9.84 inchLength: 20.27 inch
- Color: Birds Albatross7
- Brand: YSKHDBC
- ASIN: B07KPYW4RH
Albatrosses' Life-Long Bond Begins With Elaborate Courtship – Ep. 3 | Wildlife: Resurrection Island
At over 11 feet, the wandering albatross has the biggest wingspan of any bird on the planet. One of these birds can fly millions of miles during a lifetime, but they don’t live a solitary existence; they are masters of the long-distance relationship. Bertie watches as an old albatross couple reun...
How the Largest Flying Bird of All Time Stayed Airborne
With a 24-foot wingspan, how did the prehistoric Pelagornis sandersi, the largest known flying bird of all time, manage to fly so well? It relied on two key factors: a light frame and an ability to soar with the ocean currents. From: WORLD'S BIGGEST BEASTS http://bit.ly/22COCJt
Watch: Endangered young albatross takes to the skies for the first time
A vulnerable young albatross at the heart of a special breeding programme in New Zealand has taken flight for the first time. Bird lovers have been following the youngster’s progress via a popular webcam installed near Dunedin, in the south of the country. The Northern Royal Albatross "is liste...