The Snow Goose

Author: Paul Gallico
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Snow Goose

Author: Paul Gallico
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ISBN: 9780848804954
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A stunning new edition of a beloved children's classic. On the desolate Essex marshes, a young girl, Fritha, comes to seek help from Philip Rhayader, a recluse who lives in an abandoned lighthouse. She carries in her arms a wounded snow goose that has been storm-tossed across the Atlantic from Canada. Fritha is frightened of Rhayader, but he is gentler than his appearance suggests and nurses the goose back to health. Over the following months and years, Fritha visits the lighthouse when the snow goose is there. And every summer, when it flies away, Thayader is left alone once more. The Snow Goose is set in the years running up to the evacuation of Dunkirk in the Second World War. Originally published in 1940 in the Saturday Evening Post, it was brought out in book form the following year by Knopf, Michael Joseph and M&S simultaneously. It won the prestigious O Henry prize that same year and has been continually in print ever since. The Snow Goose has inspired a number of musical scores and albums, has been made into two feature films and moved generations of readers. A new feature film will be released in the coming year. Beautifully written, with a powerful ending, and breathtakingly illustrated, this is an exquisite edition of Gallico's masterpiece.

The Flight Of The Snow Geese

Author: Des Bartlett
Editor: New York : Stein and Day
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Recounts the authors' life with and observations of the great North American flock of lesser snow geese, the flock's autumn migration from Hudson Bay to the Gulf of Mexico, and the behavior of a group of imprinted young geese

The Snow Geese

Author: William Fiennes
Editor: Random House Canada
ISBN: 9780679311652
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In a debut of great delicacy and distinction, a young nature philosopher describes his journey as he follows the northern migration of the snow goose and reflects on the powerful attraction of home. Every spring, millions of geese embark on an arduous three-thousand-mile homeward journey from their winter quarters in the southern United States to their breeding grounds in the Canadian Arctic. One year William Fiennes, recovering from a long illness, decided to go with them. Intrigued by what he’d read about the birds’ extraordinary annual journey, he was also desperate to escape the depression that had dogged his convalescence, and the belief that at age twenty-six, his life had ground to a halt. Part memoir, part nature study, part travelogue, the story of Fiennes’s journey is not just about geese. It’s about homecoming: the birds on their long trip home, the pull of nostalgia, the urge to leave home and the even stronger urge to return. Fiennes is a gifted natural writer with a distinctive voice that is deeply thoughtful, wry and keenly observant. His book vibrates with ideas, with stories and anecdotes, with humankind as well as wild fowl. The joy of being alive, being on the move and – above all – going home are poignantly captured in this intelligent, exuberant book.

Song Of The North Wind

Author: Paul A. Johnsgard
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803275522
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For centuries the snow goose has signified the passing seasons to the Indians?its white feathers a symbol of the breadth of life and a reminder of the roles the birds played as messengers between heaven and earth. The importance of the geese in these roles is attested by their prominence in Indian lore and myth. ø As a boy growing up in North Dakota, Paul A. Johnsgard measured his winters not by conventional time units, but in the days it took for the snow geese to return from their wintering grounds to Lake Traverse. In this book he recounts the story of one year in the life of a pair of snow geese-the incubation and breeding of the young in the Arctic, their hazardous migration to winter quarters near the Gulf of Mexico, and the spring migration back to the Arctic.

The Snow Geese

Author: William Fiennes
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447275454
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With an introduction by Robert Macfarlane Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and winner of the Hawthornden Prize. I had attached myself to the birds. I couldn't move on until the birds moved on, and the birds couldn't move on without the spring. One winter, after an enforced period of recuperation, William Fiennes finds himself restless and yearning for adventure. He travels to Texas, where he begins a quest to trace the million-strong flocks of snow geese making their spring flight thousands of miles north to the Arctic tundra. On his epic journey he meets people from every walk of life, from ex-nuns to train fanatics, and their stories resound with the longing to arrive at the right place in the world. Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and winner of the Hawthornden Prize, The Snow Geese is a poignant and lyrical paean to the richness and wonder of the world around us. A unique blend of autobiography, travel and nature writing, this is a classic tale of belonging and the inescapable lure of home.

The Flight Of The Snow Goose

Author: Deborah King
Editor: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780006645900
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Follow a flock of snow geese as they fly from their Arctic nesting ground to the New Mexico desert where they spend the winter.

The Sound Of The Snow Geese

Author: Dax Meredith
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ISBN: 9781734026504
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Snow Geese

Author: Bruce D. J. Batt
Editor: Ducks Unlimited Incorporated
ISBN: 9781572231825
File Size: 67,19 MB
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Snow Geese tells why the future of these geese beyond the north wind is uncertain and what we can do to help

The Snow Geese Of La P Rouse Bay

Author: Fred Cooke
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198540649
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This unique title evaluates the results from one of the most significant long-term studies of birds in the late twentieth century. The authors evaluate the working of natural selection on Snow Goose plumage colour, seasonal timing of breeding, clutch size, egg size and body size.With information gathered over 26 years on 40,000 individually marked adult geese, 45,000 nests and more than 110,000 goslings at one colony in northern Manitoba, this work is a landmark in avian biology and population genetics.

The Snow Geese

Author: Sharr White
Editor: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 082223081X
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With war raging abroad, newly widowed Elizabeth Gaesling gathers her family for their annual shooting party, to mark the opening of hunting season in rural upstate New York. But Elizabeth is forced to confront a new reality as her carefree eldest son comes to terms with his impending deployment overseas and her younger son discovers that the father they all revered left them deeply in debt. Together, the family must let go of the life they've always known.

The Gold Of The Snow Geese

Author: Peter Knight
Editor: London ; Toronto : T. Nelson
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The Snow Geese Talking Book

Author: William Fiennes
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Oversight Hearing On Arctic Snow Geese

Author: U. S. Staff
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The Snow Goose

Author: Mark Ahlstrom
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ISBN: 9780896862937
File Size: 54,55 MB
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Discusses the habits and behavior of North America's snow goose, a survivor of the Ice Age.

High In The Wind

Author: Lynn M. Stone
Editor: Rourke Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780865931046
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Describes the various "mysteries" about the snow goose's nature and habits which have been solved by scientific research.

My Friend Rabbit And The Snow Geese

Author: Eric Rohmann
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250016622
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On the first day of winter, the Gibble Goose Girls sulk when the snow has made their favorite outdoor activities impossible, so it's up to Rabbit and Mouse to prove that the cold season has its own charms. Simultaneous.

The Flight Of The Snow Geese

Author: Peter SCOTT
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The Snow Geese

Author: William Fiennes
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ISBN: 9780708949368
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Snow geese spend their summers in the Canadian Arctic, on the tundra. Each autumn they migrate south, to Delaware, California and the Gulf of Mexico. In the spring they fly north again. William Fiennes decided to go with them and to write about his travels. What he produced turned out to be about very much more than geese. A blend of autobiography and reportage, its subject was also homecoming: the birds on their long journeys home, the grace of homecomings, the strange gravity that home exerts. The book thrums with ideas, with stories and anecdotes, with humankind as well as wildfowl, and with funny and observant insights.

Snow Goose

Author: Anne Booth
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ISBN: 9780192766298
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Every year the magnificent silver Snow Goose brings winter to the Magical Kingdom of Birds. But this year something is wrong: why hasn't he arrived? Lord Astor must be up to his tricks again. Can Maya and her friends uncover the mystery behind the missing snow goose, and bring winter to the kingdom?