Blackhearts

Blackhearts

Author: Richard Symanski

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300128134

Category: Science

Page: 216

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This fascinating book is a firsthand account of the adventures of an ornithological field team studying long-tailed finches in outback Australia. In 1991, Nancy Burley, a noted behavioral ecologist, and her husband, Richard Symanski, went to Australia with their one-year-old son and four American students hired as field assistants and babysitter. The social relationships and problems that developed among these individuals in confined and exotic settings and the scientific discoveries that did -- and did not -- take place form the heart of the book. Symanski begins by telling how he and his wife set up this elaborate field expedition -- including the hiring of what seemed to be qualified, compatible, and knowledgeable field assistants. He then describes the harsh realities of their circumstances in Australia: primitive living conditions on an outback cattle station; field sites and subjects for study that were not as expected; and students who were not prepared for the rigors of field life and who became unenthusiastic about the work for which they had been hired. And he tells how he and his wife strove to overcome all the different challenges with which they were confronted. The book provides insight into the demands of professor-student-based fieldwork, particularly when generational conflicts, differing expectations, and culture shock complicate the business of doing science.
Blackhearts
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Richard Symanski
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-01-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press

This fascinating book is a firsthand account of the adventures of an ornithological field team studying long-tailed finches in outback Australia. In 1991, Nancy Burley, a noted behavioral ecologist, and her husband, Richard Symanski, went to Australia with their one-year-old son and four American students hired as field assistants and
Blackhearts
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Nicole Castroman
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-21 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

"A reimagining of the origin story of Blackbeard the pirate and his forbidden love affair with a maid in his father's house"--
Petra K and the Blackhearts
Language: en
Pages: 188
Authors: M. Henderson Ellis
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-22 - Publisher: Young Europe Books

Welcome to Pava, a city where miniaturized show-dragons are pitted against each other in secret, forbidden tournaments, and magic has been outlawed by a cruel child dictator. Here lives Petra K, the daughter of a shut-in mother, who becomes the master of a dragonka everyone wants to get their hands
Blackhearts
Language: en
Pages: 766
Authors: Nathan Long
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Games Workshop Limited

Condemned to death for their crimes, Reiner and companions are given a reprieve if they will carry out the Empire's most desperate and suicidal missions against dark elves, rogue army commanders, chaos cultists, ratmen, and other enemies of the Empire, in an omnibus volume containing the first three Blackhearts novels.
Black Hearts
Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Jim Frederick
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-02-09 - Publisher: Crown

“Riveting. . . a testament to a misconceived war, and to the ease with which ordinary men, under certain conditions, can transform into monsters.”—New York Times Book Review This is the story of a small group of soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division’s fabled 502nd Infantry Regiment—a unit known as