Search Results for: cuckoo s egg

Cuckoo S Egg

CUCKOO S EGG PDF
Author: Clifford Stoll
Publisher: Doubleday
Size: 47.23 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : True Crime
Languages : en
Pages : 326
View: 4138

Get Book

Cuckoo S Egg Book Description

by Clifford Stoll, Cuckoo S Egg Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Cuckoo S Egg books, Before the Internet became widely known as a global tool for terrorists, one perceptive U.S. citizen recognized its ominous potential. Armed with clear evidence of computer espionage, he began a highly personal quest to expose a hidden network of spies that threatened national security. But would the authorities back him up? Cliff Stoll's dramatic firsthand account is "a computer-age detective story, instantly fascinating [and] astonishingly gripping" (Smithsonian). Cliff Stoll was an astronomer turned systems manager at Lawrence Berkeley Lab when a 75-cent accounting error alerted him to the presence of an unauthorized user on his system. The hacker's code name was "Hunter"—a mysterious invader who managed to break into U.S. computer systems and steal sensitive military and security information. Stoll began a one-man hunt of his own: spying on the spy. It was a dangerous game of deception, broken codes, satellites, and missile bases—a one-man sting operation that finally gained the attention of the CIA . . . and ultimately trapped an international spy ring fueled by cash, cocaine, and the KGB.


One Flew Into The Cuckoo S Egg

One Flew into the Cuckoo s Egg PDF
Author: Bill Oddie
Publisher: Hachette UK
Size: 36.33 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 300
View: 2941

Get Book

One Flew Into The Cuckoo S Egg Book Description

by Bill Oddie, One Flew Into The Cuckoo S Egg Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download One Flew Into The Cuckoo S Egg books, Whose first records were produced by George Martin, and who had two singles banned by the BBC? Who earned rare reviews on Broadway for his dancing? Who rode on the back seat of the Goodies’ trandem? Who has been called ‘Britain’s best-known birdwatcher’? Who had his first clinical depression in his 60th year, and has only just discovered why? Who has written an autobiography that is as witty, candid and unconventional as the man himself? Answer to all of the above – Bill Oddie Bill Oddie is best known for the wacky humour of the Goodies, and the irrepressible enthusiasm of his nature programmes, off screen there has been a darker side. Bill has suffered from bouts of depression which have more than once taken him to the brink. Now he is back in control and wiser about the causes and the cure. Here he describes the childhood blighted by the absence of his mother who had been committed to a mental asylum when he was small. It was a lonely and difficult start to life, but there were to be happier times. Touring with the Cambridge Footlights in the l960s saw him alongside the greatest comic talents of his generation – John Cleese and of course fellow Goodies Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden. Soon the Goodies were to become on of the biggest comedy hits of the 70s – bringing a new brand of surreal humour to our screens. Now as Britain’s favourite birdwatcher Bill has turned his private passion into his most public role and presented more than 20 nature programmes for the BBC. He has also become a fervent and outspoken campaigner for the environment. It has been an extraordinary and far from straightforward journey. Bill Oddie takes us along with him in a memoir which is as witty, candid, curious and unconventional as the man himself.


Cuckoos Cowbirds And Other Cheats

Cuckoos  Cowbirds and Other Cheats PDF
Author: Nick Davies
Publisher: A&C Black
Size: 29.95 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 328
View: 6854

Get Book

Cuckoos Cowbirds And Other Cheats Book Description

by Nick Davies, Cuckoos Cowbirds And Other Cheats Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Cuckoos Cowbirds And Other Cheats books, In this fascinating new book, Nick Davies describes the natural histories of these brood parasites and examines many of the exciting questions they raise about the evolution of cheating and the arms race between parasites and their prey. Brood parasites fill their armory with adaptations including exquisite egg mimicry, rapid laying, ejection of host eggs, murder of host young, chick mimicry and manipulative begging behavior: ploys shown by recent research to have evolved in response to host defense behavior or through competition among the parasites themselves. While many host species appear defenseless, accepting parasite eggs quite unlike their own, many are more discriminating against odd-looking eggs and some have evolved the ability to discriminate against odd-looking chicks as well. How is this arms race conducted? Will defenseless hosts develop defenses in time, or are there constraints which limit the evolution and perfection of host defenses? And why are so few species obliged only to lay eggs in host nests? Have host defenses limited the success of brood parasitism, or is it in fact much more common than we suspect, but occurring mainly when birds parasitize the nest of their own kind? All of these puzzles are examined in descriptions of the natural history of each of the groups of parasites in turn. Here is a book with wide appeal, both to amateur naturalists fascinated by this most singular and macabre of behaviors and by ornithologists and ecologists interested in the evolution of ecology and behavior. The story takes us from the classic field work earlier this century by pioneer ornithologists such as Edgar Chance, Stuart Baker, Herbert Friedmann and others, through to the recent experimental field work and molecular techniques of today's leading scientists. We visit brood parasites in Europe, Asia, Japan, Africa, Australasia, and North and South America, to look at some of the worlds most interesting birds and some of biology's most interesting questions, many of which still beg answers from ornithologists in the future. Brilliant illustrations by David Quinn illuminate the species discussed, showing many behaviors never before illustrated and conveying the thrill of watching these astonishing birds in the wild.


Cuckoo S Egg

Cuckoo s Egg PDF
Author:
Publisher:
Size: 29.74 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Life on other planets
Languages : en
Pages :
View: 2064

Get Book

Cuckoo S Egg Book Description

by , Cuckoo S Egg Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Cuckoo S Egg books, They told Thorn he was one of them, although he was different. To them, he was ugly: sleek-skinned, not furred, and clawless. But he was part of their power class, part of the elite: the fighters, the defenders. When the crunch came, when Thorn learned that on him might hang the future of two worlds, he had to stand alone to justify his very existence.


The Royal Natural History

The Royal Natural History PDF
Author: Richard Lydekker
Publisher:
Size: 36.60 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Zoology
Languages : en
Pages :
View: 791

Get Book

The Royal Natural History Book Description

by Richard Lydekker, The Royal Natural History Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Royal Natural History books,


Birds

Birds PDF
Author: Richard Lydekker
Publisher:
Size: 50.46 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Natural history
Languages : en
Pages :
View: 5939

Get Book

Birds Book Description

by Richard Lydekker, Birds Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Birds books,


Chambers S Journal

Chambers s Journal PDF
Author:
Publisher:
Size: 42.74 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category :
Languages : en
Pages :
View: 5362

Get Book

Chambers S Journal Book Description

by , Chambers S Journal Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Chambers S Journal books,


Chambers S Edinburgh Journal Conducted By W Chambers Continued As Chambers S Journal Of Popular Literature Science And Arts

Chambers s Edinburgh journal  conducted by W  Chambers   Continued as  Chambers s Journal of popular literature  science and arts PDF
Author: Chambers's journal
Publisher:
Size: 54.57 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category :
Languages : en
Pages :
View: 1118

Get Book

Chambers S Edinburgh Journal Conducted By W Chambers Continued As Chambers S Journal Of Popular Literature Science And Arts Book Description

by Chambers's journal, Chambers S Edinburgh Journal Conducted By W Chambers Continued As Chambers S Journal Of Popular Literature Science And Arts Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Chambers S Edinburgh Journal Conducted By W Chambers Continued As Chambers S Journal Of Popular Literature Science And Arts books,


Harmsworth Natural History

Harmsworth Natural History PDF
Author:
Publisher:
Size: 35.33 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Natural history
Languages : en
Pages :
View: 1443

Get Book

Harmsworth Natural History Book Description

by , Harmsworth Natural History Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Harmsworth Natural History books,