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Birds: Sandhill Cranes, the Platte River, and Farid Ud-Din Attar

Belden C. Lane

in The Great Conversation: Nature and the Care of the Soul

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190842673
eISBN:
9780190936402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190842673.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, World Religions

In myth and folklore, birds (and cranes in particular) have traditionally been symbols of transcendence and rebirth. The Sufi mystic Farid ud-Din Attar, in his The Conference of the Birds, offered a ... More


Nebraska

Charlotte Adelman and Bernard L Schwartz

in Prairie Directory of North America: The United States, Canada, and Mexico

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195366945
eISBN:
9780190267759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195366945.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter provides a historical background of Nebraska's prairies followed by a list of prairies by county. Each site is briefly described, followed by symbols showing site features, a brief ... More


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