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Gloria and her cousin Lilian are sent from New Zealand to a school in Great Britain, where Gloria's overriding desire to return to her home country leads her to conceive a plan to go back.
"This book is the result of a national photographic competition promoting New Zealand photographers. Call me Kiwi suports Duffy Books in Homes and celebrates our uniqueness as New Zealanders. This book is for New Zealanders and home-sick Kiwis all around the world."--Back cover.
Neuseeland, Canterbury Plains 1907: Gloria wächst auf Kiward Station auf. Ihre glückliche Kindheit endet jäh, als sie mit ihrer Großkusine Lilian in ein englisches Internat geschickt wird. Um jeden Preis will sie nach Neuseeland zurück. Sie schmiedet einen verwegenen Plan, der sie in höchste Gefahr bringt ... Spannend und mitreißend schildert Sarah Lark die Geschichte einer neuseeländischen Familie, verwoben mit der Tradition der Maoris. Der dritte, in sich abgeschlossene Band der Bestsellertrilogie!
Call rates are often used to monitor populations of cryptic species such as kiwi by providing indices of abundance to determine if a population under study is increasing, stable or declining. Observations using human listeners are limited by biases such as variation in hearing ability and fatigue. Therefore the development of remote recording technology provides an opportunity to collect a great amount of data at little cost and effort. Call rates can also provide insight into kiwi behaviour. To gain a better understanding of how temporal and environmental conditions influence kiwi call rates, we deployed automated acoustic recorders at six sites--five inhabited by brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli) and one inhabited by great spotted kiwi (A. haastii). Frequency of calling was clearly related to the breeding season for both species, but the pattern of calling was highly variable between sites and sometimes between years within sites. Brown kiwi call rates peaked in the first 10-40% of the night whereas great spotted kiwi call rates peaked in the second half of the night. Moonlight had no significant effect on male call rates at any site but had a significant effect on brown kiwi females at Whanganui and great spotted kiwi females at Saxon. At all sites, call rates were lower during high winds and heavy rain. Inter-seasonal variations in factors such as the quality of the previous breeding season or environmental conditions (e.g. summer droughts) could affect the ability of males, in particular, to recover to maximum breeding condition, which could, in turn, impact on call rates. Based on these findings, we recommend specific times at which kiwi call rates could be recorded to make monitoring more efficient and reliable. Because of the inherent natural variation in call rates, and the fact that chicks and juveniles rarely call, monitoring by calls is still too crude a method to determine an accurate density of a kiwi population.
Er löffelt die letzten kalten Ravioli aus der Dose und fragt sich: Ist es eine Flucht, eine Flucht abzubrechen? In Australien will er es ein letztes Mal wissen, nur, um wieder an seinen falschen Ambitionen zu verzweifeln. Sein kleines, schwarzes Büchlein hatte also recht: You won't find happiness if you're not happy with the life you've got.
.Society does not generally expect its farmers to be visionaries.. Perhaps not, but longtime Maine farmer and homesteader Will Bonsall does possess a unique clarity of vision that extends all the way from the finer points of soil fertility and seed saving to exploring how we can transform civilization and make our world a better, more resilient place. In Will Bonsall's Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening, Bonsall maintains that to achieve real wealth we first need to understand the economy of the land, to realize that things that might make sense economically don't always make sense ecologically, and vice versa. The marketplace distorts our values, and our modern dependence on petroleum in particular presents a serious barrier to creating a truly sustainable agriculture. For him the solution is, first and foremost, greater self-reliance, especially in the areas of food and energy. By avoiding any off-farm inputs (fertilizers, minerals, and animal manures), Bonsall has learned how to practice a purely veganic, or plant-based, agriculture—not from a strictly moralistic or philosophical perspective, but because it makes good business sense: spend less instead of making more. What this means in practical terms is that Bonsall draws upon the fertility of on-farm plant materials: compost, green manures, perennial grasses, and forest products like leaves and ramial wood chips. And he grows and harvests a diversity of crops from both cultivated and perennial plants: vegetables, grains, pulses, oilseeds, fruits and nuts—even uncommon but useful permaculture plants like groundnut (Apios). In a friendly, almost conversational way, Bonsall imparts a wealth of knowledge drawn from his more than forty years of farming experience. .My goal,. he writes, .is not to feed the world, but to feed myself and let others feed themselves. If we all did that, it might be a good beginning..
A guide to understanding the Kiwis which explores their views and values with humour and insight.

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