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Journeys To The Other Side Of The World

Author : David Attenborough
ISBN : 9781473666665
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'With charm, erudition, humour and passion, the world's favourite natural history broadcaster documents some of his expeditions from the late 1950s onwards' Sunday Express Following the success of the original Zoo Quest expeditions, the young David Attenborough embarked on further travels in a very different part of the world. From Madagascar and New Guinea to the Pacific Islands and the Northern Territory of Australia, he and his cameraman companion were aiming to record not just the wildlife, but the way of life of some of the indigenous people of these regions, whose traditions had never been encountered by most of the British public before. From the land divers of Pentecost Island and the sing-sings of New Guinea, to a Royal Kava ceremony on Tonga and the ancient art of the Northern Territory, it is a journey like no other. Alongside these remarkable cultures he encounters paradise birds, chameleons, sifakas and many more animals in some of the most unique environments on the planet. Written with David Attenborough's characteristic charm, humour and warmth, Journeys to the Other Side of the World is an inimitable adventure among people, places and the wildest of wildlife. 'Abundantly good' TLS 'A wondrous reminder of Attenborough's pioneering role . . . full of delightful tales' Daily Express 'An adventure that sparked a lifetime's commitment to the planet' The Lady 'Attenborough is a fine writer and storyteller' Irish Times
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Other Side Of The Island

Author : Allegra Goodman
ISBN : 1595141960
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Earth Mother is always watching... And one brave girl is about to find out why.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Remarkable Journeys Of The Second World War

Author : Victoria Panton Bacon
ISBN : 9780750995900
Genre : History
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Those who lived through the Second World War have many stories of bravery, sadness, horror, doubt and longing. Inspired by conversations with a wide range of veterans following the publication of her grandfather’s wartime memoir, Victoria Panton Bacon has gathered a moving collection of their experiences. Their recollections tell of a different time and reveal the courage, actions and sentiments of those whose wartime experiences changed the course of history; stories of ordinary people who lived under the long shadows cast by the war and whose young lives were changed irrevocably. Though many tales are sad, describing being sent into war and the loss of friends and family, there are also stories of joy and love found in the darkest of times. For them, war, the ultimate leveller, threw them into remarkable times, whether they were a merchant seaman, army officer, pilot, young Jewish girl, code breaker or Home Guard recruit. From one extraordinary story to the next, Remarkable Journeys of the Second World War immerses the reader in the lives of real people who lived through conflict.
Category: History

The Wisdom Of Brisbin Mindstorm

Author : Lucas Walker Kriner
ISBN : 9781440132445
Genre : Fiction
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"The first book in The wisdom of Brisbin Mindstorm series, The red and white baton highlights the early adventures of Brisbin Mindstorm. Young Brisbin is intent on high adventure. He sets out to discover himself and the meaning behind the mysterios baton given to him as a departing gift."--Press release.
Category: Fiction

The Italian S Touch

Author : Carol Marinelli
ISBN : 9781460377789
Genre : Fiction
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A very special doctor! Returning to her career as a nurse has been especially traumatic for Fleur Hadley -- and then gorgeous new hospital consultant Mario Ruffini arrives on the scene. Little by little the Italian doctor is making everyone's lives easier, and after he learns of Fleur's struggles he becomes an unexpected friend. As she grows closer to this passionate yet caring man, Fleur can't help feeling out of her league. She can't ignore the chemistry between them, or the fact that Mario is changing her world for the better. He could be her second chance at happiness, but is she ready for it…yet?
Category: Fiction

From The Other Side Of The World Extraordinary Entrepreneurs Unlikely Places

Author : Elmira Bayrasli
ISBN : 9789352770212
Genre : Business & Economics
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Elmira Bayrasli's colourful narrative takes readers through the world of high-growth entrepreneurs as they overcome vexing obstacles to build businesses that create jobs and economic growth and, perhaps most important, shift mindsets. Here are the people who personify the transformative force of entrepreneurship from parts of the world that will be the source of the overwhelming amount of economic growth over the next twenty-five years. Bulent Celebi applies creative genius as he searches for the talent needed to roll out a wireless mesh technology, convincing sceptics from Europe and America that a breakthrough like this could be developed in Turkey. Tayo Oviosu grapples with the poor infrastructure and political chaos to bring financial services to the vast majority of Nigerians who lack access to banks and other financial institutions. Bayrasli takes us on an extraordinary journey, with fascinating eyewitness accounts of courage, endurance and ingenuity, as people in some of the world's most challenging societies build globally competitive products and services that garner international praise and investment.
Category: Business & Economics

Thursday S Child Journeys Far And Wide In The Australian Outback

Author : Clive Thomas
ISBN : 9781631351266
Genre : Fiction
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Foundling Peter Tobin lived through a vanished age, a time when the wide Australian outback was opening up to the force of steel rails, steam power, visionary civic builders, and the power of determined men and their horses.In the remote outback of the late 19th century, Peter makes his own way in the world, from drover, sheep shearer and horse breaker, training horses for the South African War, to wealthy man of the land.The saga of a world now gone is told in powerful terms in the novel Thursday?s Child: Journeys Far and Wide in the Australian Outback.
Category: Fiction

Burny S Journeys

Author : Brian Finkle
ISBN : 9781412019255
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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It's one man's story from childhood to his mid-fifties and counting. He never went looking for adventures or answers to life but because of timing, coincidences, synchronicities, (call it what you will) that started early and have never ended, he has been blessed with a lifetime of stories and then some. He spent his first twenty years in small town Iowa before the U.S. Army decided that they had a need for him. It was February of 1968 and it proved to be a bad time to be entering the military. After a year in Vietnam he came home intact but a changed young man. He packed up a van and headed west with everything he owned. (Except for the baseball cards that his parents had already thrown away. Damn!) After joining Vietnam Veterans Against the War (John Kerry was their president) he went to D.C. and threw his medals away on the Capitol steps with a thousand or so other vets who realized that as a country, we could make mistakes and this time we had. He was thrown in jail in Denver with 78 other vets for simply trying to march, as an organization, in the Veteran's Day Parade. It was a tough time for people to stand up to their government but he felt it was important and so did many people. Those actions changed the direction of our country. "Maybe something like this" the author suggests, "is needed again today". After some bad relationships, he hit the road for 2 1/2 years without an address to call his own. He spent two fairy tale winters in Mexico and Guatemala where he explored caves, found untouched ceynotes, met many characters as well as great friends, and all the while, he compiled stories. It was then that he began journaling and has never stopped nearly 30 years later and neither have the stories. He had the most vivid dream of his life, which magically, eventually led him to his lovely bride. They have now shared the past quarter of a century together including kids, and grandkids. It's all there along with the lessons and confessions.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Other Side Of The Earth

Author : Scotti Madison
ISBN : 0988299836
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Follow Scotti Madison's journey to the top of Mount Sinai in Egypt after the tragic death of his son from a drug overdose as he struggles to find the strength to finish strong for his daughter, himself, and for may others who have faced similar tragedies.

Journey To Freedom

Author : Dick Luchtenberg
ISBN : 9781607917038
Genre : Religion
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Read Journey to Freedom with expectant faith. Jesus is the answer to all life's questions and problems. Twenty-first century testimonies are shared by captives Jesus has set free. If you are in bondage to sin, seeking the truth, or struggling to walk with Jesus as Lord, read on. Jesus will work with you as you read and surrender to his plan for your life. If you are called to help others through the ministry of deliverance, Journey to Freedom is a must read for you. Pastors can learn insights on caring for ones in their flocks who are held in bondage to the enemy. In Journey to Freedom Dick Luchtenberg shares how the Lord has worked through him for over 30 years to set captives free. Dick Luchtenberg is a retired designer and builder of custom homes. Dick and his wife, Patty, are simply a Christian couple sold out to God. Their spiritual journey has covered over half a century. They have eight children, all of whom are happily married. Twenty grandchildren continue to be a blessing. In their retirement years, by the grace of God, the Lord is using Dick and Patty now more than ever. Captives are regularly being set free through the deliverance ministry of Jesus Christ.
Category: Religion

Moveable Feasts

Author : Sarah Murray
ISBN : 9781429970273
Genre : Social Science
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Today the average meal has traveled thousands of miles before reaching the dinner table. How on earth did this happen? In fact, long-distance food is nothing new and, since the earliest times, the things we eat and drink have crossed countries and continents. Through delightful anecdotes and astonishing facts, Moveable Feasts tells their stories. For the ancient Romans, the amphora---a torpedo-shaped pot that fitted snugly into the ship's hold---was the answer to moving millions of tons of olive oil from Spain to Italy. Napoleon offered a reward to anyone who could devise a way of preserving and transporting food for soldiers. (What he got was the tin can.) Today temperature-controlled shipping containers allow companies to send their frozen salmon to China, where it's thawed, filleted, refrozen, and sent back to the United States for sale in supermarkets as "fresh" Atlantic salmon. Combining history, science, and politics, Financial Times writer Sarah Murray provides a fascinating glimpse into the extraordinary odysseys of food from farm to fork. She encounters everything from American grain falling from United Nations planes in Sudan to Mumbai's tiffin men who, using only bicycles, carts, and their feet, deliver more than 170,000 lunches a day. Following the items on a grocery store shopping list, Murray shows how the journeys of food have brought about seismic shifts in economics, politics, and even art. By flying food into Berlin during the 1948 airlift, the Allies kept a city of more than two million alive for more than a year and secured their first Cold War victory, appealing to German hearts and minds---and stomachs. In nineteenth-century Buffalo, the grain elevator (a giant mechanical scooping machine) not only turned the city into one of America's wealthiest, but it also had a profound influence on modern architecture, giving Bauhaus designers an important source of inspiration. In a thought-provoking and highly entertaining account, Moveable Feasts brings an entirely fresh perspective to the subject of food. And today, as global warming makes headlines and concerns mount about the "food miles" clocked by our dinners, Murray poses a contentious question: Is buying local always the most sustainable, ethical choice?
Category: Social Science

A Lady S Second Journey Round The World

Author : Ida Pfeiffer
ISBN : HARVARD:32044105235188
Genre : Voyages and travels
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These memoirs of a woman's journey around the world provide insight into the cultures of countries in Europe, Asia, and the America's.
Category: Voyages and travels

Wilderness Princess

Author : Mary Katherine Arensberg
ISBN : 9781456845735
Genre : Fiction
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A war was brewing that threatened the safety of Morning Star’s tribe. A vision quest to the Great Spirit decreed an exodus of the little band of Mohicans to travel three moons to the setting sun. In the valley of the Licking River they would find peace - but changes were coming. A new century brought a new government forged by the white settlers that did not include the Original People. Join Morning Star as she guides her tribe into a world that demands the loss of their heritage to sustain their future.
Category: Fiction

Other Side Of Nothingness The

Author : Beverly J. Lanzetta
ISBN : 9780791490808
Genre : Religion
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Provides an innovative theology based in mysticism, one that acknowledges the pain of spiritual repression and values religious pluralism.
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Journey To The End Of Islam

Author : Michael Muhammad Knight
ISBN : 9781593765521
Genre : Political Science
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In Journey to the End of Islam, Michael Muhammad Knight — whose work has led to him being hailed as both the Jack Kerouac and Hunter S. Thompson of American Islam — wanders through Muslim countries, navigating between conflicting visions of his religion. Visiting holy sites in Pakistan, Syria, Egypt, and Ethiopia, Knight engages both the puritanical Islam promoted by Saudi globalization and the heretical strands of popular folk Islam: shrines, magic, music, and drugs. The conflict of “global” and “local” Islam speaks to Knight’s own experience approaching the Islamic world as a uniquely American Muslim with his own sources: the modern mythologies of the Nation of Islam and Five Percenters, as well as the arguments of Progressive Muslim thinkers for feminism and reform. Knight’s travels conclude at Islam’s spiritual center, the holy city of Mecca, where he performs the hajj required of every Muslim. During the rites of pilgrimage, he watches as all variations of Islam converge in one place, under the supervision of Saudi Arabia’s religious police. What results is a struggle to separate the spiritual from the political, Knight searching for a personal relationship to Islam in the context of how it's defined by the external world.
Category: Political Science

Journey To Freedom

Author : Klaudia Zec Djuranic
ISBN : 9781465306142
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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KLAUDIA DJURANIC born January 30th, 1944 in Crneloza, Pula, Croatia. Parents Ivan and Fumica Zec. Her siblings Marija, Dema, Nada, Nevija still living, reside in Croatia and two brothers Luciano and August living in Canada.Klaudias husband Josip predeceased in 1981 at the age of 41 yrs old, leaving Klaudia with 3 children Robert, Roger and Carolyn. Struggling to manage a career and raise children, Klaudia had to overcome various medical conditions throughout her life, but through adversity and strong will, beat all odds living to the age of 62. She managed to get her R.N and worked as a nurse at the Holy Cross hospital (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) for 15 yrs into which she had to take early retirement due to going on oxygen, klaudia did not sit idol for one moment. She started to write a fi ctional Biography about a young womens journey from Croatia to Canada to make a better life for herself. Klaudia is a true example of a strong willed and compassionate woman who fought through trials and tribulation to set a path for other young women to challenge themselves to choose their own destiny for the freedom of speech, independence, and self worth.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction