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Babylon S Ark

Author : Lawrence Anthony
ISBN : 1429981431
Genre : Nature
File Size : 67.81 MB
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When the Iraq war began, conservationist Lawrence Anthony could think of only one thing: the fate of the Baghdad Zoo, located in the city center and caught in the war's crossfire. Once Anthony entered Baghdad he discovered that full-scale combat and uncontrolled looting had killed nearly all the animals of the zoo. But not all of them. U.S. soldiers had taken the time to help care for the remaining animals, and the zoo's staff had returned to work in spite of the constant firefights. Together the Americans and Iraqis had managed to keep alive the animals that had survived the invasion. Babylon's Ark chronicles the zoo's transformation from bombed-out rubble to peaceful park. Along the way, Anthony recounts hair-raising efforts to save a pride of the dictator's lions, close a deplorable black-market zoo, and rescue Saddam's Arabian horses. His unique ground-level experience makes Babylon's Ark an uplifting story of both sides working together for the sake of innocent animals caught in the war's crossfire.
Category: Nature

The Stage Lives Of Animals

Author : Una Chaudhuri
ISBN : 9781317594567
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 30.1 MB
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The Stage Lives of Animals examines what it might mean to make theatre beyond the human. In this stunning collection of essays, Una Chaudhuri engages with the alternative modes of thinking, feeling, and making art offered by animals and animality, bringing insights from theatre practice and theory to animal studies as well as exploring what animal studies can bring to the study of theatre and performance. As our planet lives through what scientists call "the sixth extinction," and we become ever more aware of our relationships to other species, Chaudhuri takes a highly original look at the "animal imagination" of well-known plays, performances and creative projects, including works by: Caryl Churchill Rachel Rosenthal Marina Zurkow Edward Albee Tennesee Williams Eugene Ionesco Covering over a decade of explorations, a wide range of writers, and many urgent topics, this volume demonstrates that an interspecies imagination deeply structures modern western drama.
Category: Performing Arts

The Last Rhinos

Author : Lawrence Anthony
ISBN : 9781250015099
Genre : Nature
File Size : 52.94 MB
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When Lawrence Anthony learned that the northern white rhino, living in the war-ravaged Congo, was on the very brink of extinction, he knew he had to act. If the world lost the sub-species, it would be the largest land mammal since the woolly mammoth to go extinct. In The Last Rhinos, Anthony recounts his attempts to save these remarkable animals. The demand for rhino horns in the Far East has turned poaching into a dangerous black market that threatens the lives of not just these rare beasts, but also the rangers who protect them. The northern white rhino's last refuge was in an area controlled by the infamous Lord's Resistance Army, one of the most vicious rebel groups in the world. In the face of unmoving government bureaucracy, Anthony made a perilous journey deep into the jungle to try to find and convince them to help save the rhino. An inspiring story of conservation in the face of brutal war and bureaucratic quagmires, The Last Rhinos will move animal lovers everywhere.
Category: Nature

Animals And War

Author : Ryan Hediger
ISBN : 9789004241749
Genre : Nature
File Size : 25.53 MB
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Animals and War is the first collection of essays to study its topic. Using sociology, history, anthropology, and cultural studies, it analyzes a wide range of phenomena and exposes the often paradoxical contours of human-animal relationships.
Category: Nature

The Elephant Whisperer

Author : Lawrence Anthony
ISBN : 9780283070891
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 31.14 MB
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With unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, The Elephant Whisperer is an enthralling book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere. When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of 'rogue' elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival – dangerous and unpredictable, they would be killed if Anthony wouldn't take them in. As Anthony risked his life to create a bond with the troubled elephants and persuade them to stay on his reserve, he came to realize what a special family they were, from the wise matriarch Nana, who guided the herd, to her warrior sister Frankie, always ready to see off any threat, and their children who fought so hard to survive.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Last Rhinos

Author : Graham Spence
ISBN : 9781743294505
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 86.88 MB
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Another extraordinary story of life on a South African game reserve from the authors of The Elephant Whisperer. Lawrence Anthony's South African game reserve is home to many animals he has saved, from a remarkable herd of elephants to a badly behaved bushbaby called George. Described as "the Indiana Jones of conservation", when one of his rhinos was brutally slaughtered for her horn, he didn't hesitate to lead an armed response against the poachers. Then he learned that there were only a handful of northern white rhinos left in the wild, living in an area of the Congo controlled by the infamous Lord's Resistance Army and soon to be hunted into extinction. Lawrence knew he had to take action. What followed was an extraordinary adventure, as he headed into the jungle to negotiate with the rebels, while battling to save his own animals from terrible drought and to save the eyesight of his beloved elephant matriarch Nana. The Last Rhinos is peopled with unforgettable characters, both human and animal, and is a sometimes funny, sometimes moving, always exciting read.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Elephant Whisperer

Author : Graham Spence
ISBN : 1743037007
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 81.58 MB
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When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of 'rogue' elephants on his reserve at Thula Thula, his commonsense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival - notorious escape artists, they would all be killed if Lawrence wouldn't take them. He agreed, but before arrangements for the move could be completed the animals broke out again and the matriarch and her baby were shot. The remaining elephants were traumatised and very angry. As soon as they arrived at Thula Thula they started planning their escape... As Lawrence battled to create a bond with the elephants and save them from execution, he came to realise that they had a lot to teach him about love, loyalty and freedom. Set against the background of life on the reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, this is a delightful book that will appeal to animal lovers everywhere.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Message Of The Prophets

Author : J. Daniel Hays
ISBN : 9780310586968
Genre : Religion
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Christians sometimes approach the Old Testament with a mixture of awe and bewilderment, knowing that it contains pearls of wisdom, but unsure how to dive for them ... especially when it comes to the Prophets. In The Message of the Prophets, author J. Daniel Hays offers a scholarly, yet readable and student-friendly survey of the Old Testament prophetic literature that presents the message of each prophet in its historical and its biblical context and then tracks that message through the New Testament to challenge readers with what it means for them today. Hays focuses on synthesizing the message of the prophets, which enables students to grasp the major contours of the prophetic books clearly and concisely. Hundreds of colorful pictures help to illustrate the historical and cultural background of the prophets. After identifying what the message meant for ancient Israel, Hays helps the readers to move toward theological application today, helping readers to gain a better understanding of God and the relationship between God and his people. The Message of the Prophets is essential for professors, students, and others seeking to understand the role that the OT prophets play in the Christian faith.
Category: Religion

Ark Of War

Author : Charles E. Feldmann
ISBN : 9781479755318
Genre : Fiction
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WHILE DEFENDING THE ACCUSED IN A MILITARY COURTMARTIAL, NEW YORK CITY’S RENOWNED DEFENSE ATTORNEY, SOLOMON GOLDMAN, fi nds himself drugged and abducted in broad daylight, only to awaken inside a nuclear submarine on its way to the Middle East. His captor, a beautiful and mysterious Egyptian agent named Eteye Azeb, tells Goldman that his brother is commanding a secret military operation south of Bagdad, at the lost city of Babylon, where an uncovered religious scroll obscurely mentioned in the bible contains an ancient Egyptian code. This code leads to the hidden location of the most sought after treasure of antiquity—the Ark of the Covenant. Goldman’s brother has now mysteriously gone missing with the scroll and is wanted for theft and treason. The Middle East is pushed to the brink when Iranian commandos recover abandoned American nuclear torpedoes from the ocean’s fl oor. The stakes are raised even further when Goldman is caught up in an international conspiracy to recover and use the sacred Ark of the Covenant as a modern day military weapon. For reasons Solomon Goldman doesn’t yet understand, all eyes are on him as he tries to pick up the trail of his missing brother and locate the clues to the missing treasure map. In a breathless race over four continents, Goldman must follow the signs, hidden away for millenniums, that lead to the Ark, all while struggling with his own religious doubts and unbelief’s. At every turn fate seems to draw him deeper into Eteye’s cryptic world of unexplained past connections. Who really is this woman? Unless he can decipher the biblical secrets and fi nd the ancient Ark before the world's superpowers do, the Ark of War may be lost forever—or worse yet, used as a modern day weapon of mass destruction.
Category: Fiction