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The tangled bank : writings from Orion

Author: Robert Michael Pyle
Publisher: Corvallis : Oregon State University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Michael Pyle
ISBN: 9780870716799 0870716794 9780870716805 0870716808
OCLC Number: 792941504
Description: 198 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Fern wall --
Leaves that speak --
In the eyes of... --
Of mice and monarchs --
Turning fifty on Silver Star --
Roll call --
Old growth --
Element of surprise --
Declaration of independents --
Naming names --
Down at the grange --
Of cabbages and queens --
When things go wrong --
Alles ist blatt --
Carnal knowledge --
Spark-infested waters --
Durable goods --
Lookee here! --
Toucans of Tikal --
Waving the flag --
My meringue bazooka --
Nightlife in Amsterdam --
Wings to wander --
Confessions of a hophead --
Reality check --
Guarding the household --
Tale of two turtles --
Chemistry between us --
Taking their names in vain --
Tit for tat --
Small mercies --
Long haul --
Butterflies and battle cries --
Moth blitz --
Consolation prize --
High price of getting hip --
Unauthorized entry --
Losers keepers --
Squirrel tales --
Hanky panky: notes on the biology of boogers --
Feathered remnants --
Pele and Kamehameha dance --
With enemies like these --
Great indoors --
Territory of tint --
Evolving, swiftly --
Book tourist --
Condo Picchu --
License to kill --
Pulling the plug --
Overseer of butterflies --
Magpie song --
Epilogue: X the unknown.
Other Titles: Orion (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Robert Michael Pyle.
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