The Turnstone

It was against the law to make any comment about the prisons ; even , for instance , to say that the prison walls were grey , or that the prison governor was a very nice man . Any 148 THE TURNSTONE.

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Author: Geoffrey Dean

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 0853237573

Category: Travel

Page: 273

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In this vivid and compelling memoir, Dr. Geoffrey Dean tells the story of his lifetime of travel, medical practice, and groundbreaking research. Born in Wales in 1918, Dean spent his early years in the north of England. After training to be a doctor in Liverpool, he served during the Second World War as a medical officer in Bomber Command. Following the war, as he recounts here, Dean relocated himself and his family to South Africa, where he established a busy medical practice that he continued for more than twenty years. During this period, he kept at the forefront of medical research, devoting the bulk of his attention to the epidemiology of porphyria, a disease that causes paralysis. All the while, his work kept him traveling, with stops in China, Sweden, Holland, Cyprus, and Spain—including a period as the personal physician to the millionaire governor of the Fiji Islands. Threaded through with surprising adventures and rich anecdotes of the author's travels in the course of his research, The Turnstone is a lively account of the life of a man whose commitment to medicine brought him to the ends of the earth—and kept him there for more than sixty years.

The Birds of the British Islands

THE TURNSTONE STREPSILAS INTERPRES ( LINNÆUS ) Turnstone , from the bird's habit of turning over small stones in search of the marine insects which may be beneath them . Interpres = an interpreter , an agent between two parties .

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Author: Charles Stonham

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063434164

Category: Birds

Page: 512

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Illustrated Sporting Dramatic News

EVERY wildfowler possesses a more than passing acquaintance with that handsome little wader , the turnstone , regular ... During the month of August little parties of turnstones --seldom more than twenty in number , more often half - a ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433104889328

Category: Sports

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The Comparative Anatomy and Phylogeny of the Coniferales

The Russian Polar Expedition did not meet with the Turnstone until the spring of 1901 at the first wintering place of the “ Sarja ” in Western Taimyr ( Sect . XII ) , because in 1900 , at the time of the vessel's arrival , the bird had ...

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Author: Edward Charles Jeffrey

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000099772562

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The Natural History of Ireland Revised and enlarged by Alfred Newton

On the exposed coast of Down , about Newcastle , I have seen the turnstone in autumn . One shot from a flock of fifteen at Springvale , on the 12th August , 1837 , was kindly sent to me by George Matthews , Esq . : * in its stomach were ...

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Author: William Thompson

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN4T82

Category: Zoology

Page: 372

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The Natural History of Ireland

On the exposed coast of Down , about Newcastle , I have seen the turnstone in autumn . One shot from a flock of fifteen at Springvale , on the 12th August , 1837 , was kindly sent to me by George Matthews , Esq . : * in its stomach were ...

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Author: William Thompson

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ISBN: BSB:BSB10076561

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The Armchair Birder Goes Coastal

In the company of vast numbers of sanderlings, semipalmated sandpipers, red knots, dunlin, and dowitchers, the ruddy turnstones gather for the feast, each bird consuming as many as 5,000 eggs per day. None is greedier than the turnstone ...

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Author: John Yow

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807882603

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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With his distinctively witty, anecdotal, and disarming voice, John Yow now journeys to the shore and shares his encounters with some of the most familiar and beloved coastal birds. Out of his travels--from North Carolina's Outer Banks, down the Atlantic coast, and westward along the Gulf of Mexico--come colorful accounts of twenty-eight species, from ubiquitous beach birds like sanderlings and laughing gulls to wonders of nature like roseate spoonbills and the American avocets. Along the way, Yow delves deeply into the birds' habits and behaviors, experiencing and relating the fascination that leads many an amateur naturalist to become the most unusual of species--a birder. Seasonally organized chapters explore the improbable, the wonderful, and the amusing aspects of these birds' lives. Yow embellishes his observations with field notes, anecdotes, and stories from some of America's finest naturalists--including John James Audubon, Arthur Cleveland Bent, Rachel Carson, and Peter Matthiessen. Combining the endless fascination of bird life with the pleasure of good reading, The Armchair Birder Goes Coastal is the perfect companion for any nature lover's next trip to the beach.

Zoologist

-Probably it may be an error of mine that the turnstone was shot at or near Filey in July last . The history of the bird designated as the turnstone I give the readers of the ' Zoologist ' and Mr. Cordeaux in particular .

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ISBN: UCAL:B3155541

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The Zoologist

The locus standi of the Turnstone ( Strepsilas interpres ) , in relation to the question as to whether the species has ever been known to breed in the British Islands , has long perplexed me . No authenticated nests and eggs have ever ...

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ISBN: SRLF:A0008285363

Category: Zoology

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A History of British Birds

The Turnstone lives almost exclusively on the coast , preferring those that are bold and rocky ; nevertheless it is often found on low sandy shores , or mud - flats , and at the mouths of large rivers . It seldom goes far from water ...

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Author: Henry Seebohm

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ISBN: UOM:39015042530413

Category: Birds

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