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Don T Run Whatever You Do

Author : Peter Allison
ISBN : 9781857884166
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Okavango Delta, Botswana: a lush wetland in the middle of the Kalahari desert. Aged 19, Peter Allison thought he would visit for a short holiday before going home to get a 'proper job'. But Peter fell in love with southern Africa and its wildlife and before long had risen to become a top safari guide. In Don't Run, Whatever You Do, you'll hear outrageous-but-true tales from the most exciting safaris. You'll find out when an elephant is really going to charge, what different monkey calls mean and what do in a face off with lions. Sometimes the tourists are even wilder than the animals, from the half-naked missing member of the British royal family to the Japanese amateur photographer who ignores all the rules to get the perfect shot. Don't Run, Whatever You Do is a glimpse of what the life of an expert safari guide is really like.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Whatever You Do Don T Run

Author : Peter Allison
ISBN : 9781493010998
Genre : Travel
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A hilarious, highly original collection of essays based on the Botswana truism: “only food runs!” With a new introduction and new material from the author In the tradition of Bill Bryson, a new writer brings us the lively adventures and biting wit of an African safari guide. Peter Allison gives us the guide’s-eye view of living in the bush, confronting the world’s fiercest terrain of wild animals and, most challenging of all, managing herds of gaping tourists. Passionate for the animals of the Kalahari, Allison works as a top safari guide in the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta. As he serves the whims of his wealthy clients, he often has to stop the impulse to run as far away from them as he can, as these tourists are sometimes more dangerous than a pride of lions. No one could make up these outrageous-but-true tales: the young woman who rejected the recommended safari-friendly khaki to wear a more “fashionable” hot pink ensemble; the lost tourist who happened to be drunk, half-naked, and a member of the British royal family; establishing a real friendship with the continent’s most vicious animal; the Japanese tourist who requested a repeat performance of Allison’s being charged by a lion so he could videotape it; and spending a crazy night in the wild after blowing a tire on a tour bus, revealing that Allison has as much good-natured scorn for himself. The author’s humor is exceeded only by his love and respect for the animals, and his goal is to limit any negative exposure to humans by planning trips that are minimally invasive—unfortunately it doesn’t always work out that way! New story: People often ask safari guides about the experience that frightened them the most. In this story Peter Allison tells of the time he became aware of unseen danger, and knew that somewhere within meters of him was a hunting lioness. Peter Allison is originally from Sydney, Australia. His safaris have been featured in National Geographic, Conde Nast Traveler, and on television programs such as Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures. He travels frequently to speaking appearances, and splits most of his time between Botswana, Sydney, and San Francisco.
Category: Travel

Whatever You Do Don T Run

Author : Chris Roche
ISBN : IND:30000115734695
Genre : Nature
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From the hair-raising to the hilarious, Whatever You Do, Don't Run reveals the reality of game ranging as experienced by four very human rangers. Crammed with facts on the African bush and its wildlife, the book also gives the wannabe ranger answers to guiding conundrums such as: - What to say when the crocodile-infested river you're driving through turns out to be just a little deeper than you had thought - and the engine stalls? - How to hide from ten curious guests the fact that you have just been bitten by a puff adder? - And, perhaps most importantly, how to save the life of the camp's barman using only Milton's drain cleaner. Exquisite black and white drawings and photographs add to the charm of this easy and entertaining read, which will have you longing for the bush.
Category: Nature

Don T Look Behind You

Author : Peter Allison
ISBN : 9781599218465
Genre : Nature
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Incredible true tales from a world-renowned safari guide and celebrated author Romantic notions aside, being a safari guide isn't always particularly enjoyable or glamorous. Quite often it is beset with challenges, like having to spend a night in a thorn tree with marauding hyenas below. But safari guide Peter Allison lives for such moments. Here, the author of the widely praised Whatever You Do, Don't Run details his time spent in safari camps not only in Botswana but also in South Africa, Mozambique, and Namibia—places he loves, despite how much it feels like they might just be trying to kill him. In Don't Look Behind You, Allison recounts adventures few would live to tell. Like the time he and a group of bored guides launched a makeshift raft into a foaming, flooded river teeming with hippos and crocodiles. Or the afternoon he heard monkeys telling him that a leopard was walking around the camp, and then realized the leopard was in his tent, with him in it. In addition to relating his encounters with animals, Allison shares the stories of those tourists who have long been pushing him toward early retirement. Normally respectful of all his fellow creatures no matter how many feet they have, Allison fantasizes about leaving one in particular behind on the Skeleton Coast, a place that receives less than half an inch of rain a year, and is patrolled by lions and hyenas. Join Peter Allison for another riveting, rollicking, behind-the-scenes dose of everyone's dream experience—going on safari—and come through amazed but, thankfully, without a scratch.
Category: Nature

When Raccoons Fall Through Your Ceiling

Author : Andrea Dawn Lopez
ISBN : 9781574411546
Genre : Nature
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The paths of humans and wildlife cross all the time, and it is the aim of this handbook to make sure those paths cross as peacefully as possible.
Category: Nature

Extraordinary Circumstances

Author : Cynthia Cooper
ISBN : 9780470443316
Genre : Business & Economics
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The longer WorldCom Chief Audit Executive Cynthia Cooper stares at the entries in front of her, the more sinister they seem. But the CFO is badgering her to delay her team's audit of the company's books and directing others to block Cooper's efforts. Still, something in the pit of her stomach tells her to keep digging. Cooper takes readers behind the scenes on a riveting, real-time journey as she and her team work at night and behind closed doors to expose the largest fraud in corporate history. Whom can they trust? Could she lose her job? Should she fear for her physical safety? In Extraordinary Circumstances, she recounts for the first time her journey from her close family upbringing in a small Mississippi town, to working motherhood and corporate success, to the pressures of becoming a whistleblower, to being named one of Time's 2002 Persons of the Year. She also provides a rare insider's glimpse into the spectacular rise and fall of WorldCom, a telecom titan, the darling of Wall Street, and a Cinderella story for Mississippi. With remarkable candor, Cooper discusses her struggle to overcome these challenges, and how she has found healing through sharing the lessons learned with the next generation. This book reminds us all that ethical decision-making is not forged at the crossroads of major events but starts in childhood, "decision by decision and brick by brick." At a time when corporate dishonesty is dominating public attention, Extraordinary Circumstances makes it clear that the tone set at the top is critical to fostering an ethical environment in the work-place. Provocative, moving, and intensely personal, Extraordinary Circumstances is a wake-up call to corporate leaders and an intimate glimpse at a scandal that shook the business world.
Category: Business & Economics

Marked Moments

ISBN : 9781426997013
Genre : Poetry
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Marked Moments is a poetry collection focused on individuals who have facilitated historic change. These figures are often considered heroic because their attitudes, abilities, and desires have allowed them to serve as agents of transformation. Included in this collection are poems about individuals who are famous and admired for their remarkable thoughts, opinions, and actions. Among these individuals are presidents of the United Statesdating back as far as Abraham Lincolnand several of the countrys first ladies, as well as Bill Gates, Lucille Ball, Muhammad Ali, Nelson Mandela, and many others who are admired all over the world. Lattice Boykin Mckoy uses her poetic license to depict some of the performances, pursuits, thoughts, and moments of glory of these important figures. With these poems, Mckoy develops her own observations and interpretations of these individuals and their actions, which have changed the course of history and will forever live in our memories.
Category: Poetry

Wolf Winter

Author : Clare Francis
ISBN : 9780330466851
Genre : Fiction
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In the chill of the Cold War, two Norwegians are shot dead after straying into Soviet wilderness, killings that will bind together three people in a web of treachery and passion: Halvard Starheim, veteran explorer, torn by the deaths of his friends and his love for a beautiful woman, Ragna Johansen, the exquisitely attractive widow of one of the dead men on a desperate search for love and fulfilment, Rolf Berg, brilliant Norwegian journalist whose secret other life holds the key to a deadly conspiracy. The mission for the truth will lead them to a final confrontation in the freezing wastes of an Arctic wolf winter . . . 'A magnificent read. Move over Frederick Forsyth and Hammond Innes' Sunday Telegraph 'The classically structured spy thriller has rarely been better done' New York Times
Category: Fiction

This Bank Robber S Life

Author : Patrick Mitchell
ISBN : 0973186607
Genre : Bank robberies
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Paddy Mitchell grew up on Ottawa's Preston Street to become the leader of the Stopwatch Gang, earning a place on the FBI's most-wanted list by working with fellow Canadians Stephen Reid and Lionel Wright to steal about $15 million, mainly in the 1970s and 1980s, from more 140 banks and other sites across Canada and the U.S. The gang, which was famous for its speedy heists -- including the 1974 robbery of $700,000 in gold bars from the Ottawa airport -- took its name from the stopwatch worn by Reid. Incarcerated several times, he was a prison escape artist. Paddy Mitchell wrote about his life and adventures while serving his sentence in a maximum security prison in Leavenworth, Kansas. He died January 14, 2007.].
Category: Bank robberies

Ledgends Of Red Eye

Author : Letton Edgington
ISBN : 9781462840823
Genre : Fiction
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Ledgends Of Red Eye Part 1 They say that when your young, that you progress more in life. I guess meaning you learn faster, and easier. I dont see it that way. I think you learn as you go, and learn from watching people. Also maybe from there mistakes they make in life. They say your determination will give you greater rewards in life if you push it. I dont see it that way. This is about Rob growing up. He took down a club in the mist of learning the ways of the game, until he had to move. Due to the mafia Part 2 The evil presents grow stronger that it lived in there town without anyone to know. They came from a small part of the outer city of town in the back roads. The road was Lonesome Road. This is where Rob found his real dad after being under witness protection. Plus were he moved. after part 2. But evil presents followed. Part 3 Before Part 3: My Book found that moving away didnt help the battle. Rob was facing his fear that was the challenge. Plus meeting his father and James was heart found! When he left all hell broke loose, as friend after friend passed away. Even with the CIA putting them in safe houses, and entering into new lives. Still couldnt keep them apart. So I ask you what you think will happen. As they all return to the city. Sit back read, and let the book take you to another world. My world!
Category: Fiction