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Still A Pygmy

Author : Isaac Bacirongo
ISBN : 1925048381
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"The shortness of a mini-eggplant is its mature size. BaTembo Pygmy proverb" How did a Pygmy from Congo end up living in Sydney, Australia? Growing up as a hunter-gatherer in the forests of Congo, where Pygmies were considered inferior to all other Africans and fit only for slave labor and witchcraft rituals, Isaac Bacirongo never dreamed he would end up living in Australia. He also never imagined that he would get a high school education, fall in love with a "town girl," start a prosperous business, and even own his own car unheard of for a Pygmy. Centuries of oppression taught members of Isaac s tribe to hide their identity to escape persecution, but Isaac decided to make a stand and helped established the first indigenous rights organization for Pygmies in Congo. He broke with tradition again by marrying a "town" girl, despite his mother who, complaining that she wouldn t be catch fish or collect firewood, engaged a witchdoctor to kill her. When the tensions of Rwanda s civil war spilled over into Congo, Isaac s family fled the invading army, but a brutal occupation force eventually took control of the east and threw Isaac into prison for his human rights activism. After bribing his way out of jail, Isaac escaped Congo to reunite with his wife and 10 children in Kenya. He got work as an interpreter on an investigation into corruption in the UN, only to be threatened again by his involvement in the case and by spies working for Congolese rebel forces. With no future in Kenya and unable to return home, Isaac applied for and eventually received a humanitarian visa to Australia. The family settled as refugees in Fairfield, Sydney, where they continue the struggle to build a new life for themselves. Despite all his hardships, Isaac s observant intelligence, humor, and compassion shine through in this story of war, witchcraft, prejudice, love, and courage. This is the inspiring and true story of one man s transformation from hunter-gatherer to prosperous businessman to Australian resident, and advocate for the rights of his people s identity. It is the first memoir by a Pygmy author ever published."

Ecology And Conservation Of The Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy Owl In Arizona

Author : Jean-Luc E. Cartron
ISBN : MINN:31951P00794975X
Genre : Birds
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This report is the result of a cooperative effort by the Rocky Mountain Research Station and the USDA Forest Service Region 3, with participation by the Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Bureau of Land Management. It assesses the state of knowledge related to the conservation status of the cactus ferruginous pygmy-owl in Arizona. The population decline of this owl has been attributed to the loss of riparian areas before and after the turn of the 20th century. Currently, the cactus ferruginous pygmy-owl is chiefly found in southern Arizona in xeroriparian vegetation and wellstructured upland desertscrub. The primary threat to the remaining pygmy-owl population appears to be continued habitat loss due to residential development. Important information gaps exist and prevent a full understanding of the current population status of the owl and its conservation needs.
Category: Birds

A Field Guide To Rocky Mountain And Southwest Forests

Author : John C. Kricher
ISBN : 0395928974
Genre : Nature
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Describes the different kinds of forests found in the southwestern United States and identifies and describes the plants and animals found in each habitat
Category: Nature

The Mbuti Pygmies

Author : Colin M. Turnbull
ISBN : UCSC:32106000734571
Genre : Mbuti (African people)
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The Forest People

Author : Colin Turnbull
ISBN : 9781448139576
Genre : Social Science
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Colin Turnbull lived among the Pygmies as their friend for three years. He writes about their hunting parties, their nomadic camps, their quarrels and love affairs, their music and their ceremonies. His is a magnificent account of an earthly paradise and of a legendary and utterly delightful people.
Category: Social Science


Author : Chuck Palahniuk
ISBN : 038553034X
Genre : Fiction
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A gang of adolescent terrorists, a spelling bee, and a terrible plan masquerading as a science project: This is Operation Havoc. Pygmy is one of a handful of young adults from a totalitarian state sent to the US disguised as exchange students. Living with American families to blend in, they are planning an unspecified act of massive terrorism that will bring this big dumb country and its fat dumb inhabitants to their knees. Palahniuk depicts Midwestern life through the eyes of this indoctrinated little killer in a cunning double-edged satire of American xenophobia.
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Pigs Peccaries And Hippos

Author : William L. R. Oliver
ISBN : 2831701414
Genre : Feral swine
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West Of The Sun

Author : Edgar Pangborn
ISBN : 9780575116979
Genre : Fiction
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Several light-years west of the Earth's Sun lay the planet, Lucifer, circling a sun of its own, circled by its own two moons. The five specially selected and trained passengers of the "Argo" found much on Lucifer to remind them of the Earth they had left eleven years before. The air was invigorating, the vegetation lush, and there were people - a race of friendly white giants and a swarming population of wary pygmy tribes. The Earth pioneers soon faced the problem of survival on the red-green planet, and also the founding of a democratic civilization among the strife-torn pygmies. However, they were soon entwined in a brutal war between opposing pygmy forces. On the outcome of this war hinged the very fate of the new way of life on Lucifer...
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Nato Towards The Challenges Of A Contemporary World 2013

Author : Robert Czulda
ISBN : 9788362784035
Genre : Security, International
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A wide range of contemporary challenges and threats, and their volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity make it necessary to develop a new, flexible and integrated holistic approach. The modern world requires NATO to build institutional partnerships with a range of actors. This applies not only to the other major international organizations, such as the United Nations and the European Union, but also to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as well as the private sector, for example the energy and IT sectors. All these players must become partners in the attempt to cope with multi-dimensional security-related problems. Given the vast differences in their goals, mandates, methods and philosophy of action, building trusting and effective relationships between them will be an arduous process. Nevertheless, as the biggest political and military organization in the world, NATO cannot avoid contemporary challenges if it does not want to “go out of business”.
Category: Security, International

The Mind Of The Chimpanzee

Author : Elizabeth V. Lonsdorf
ISBN : 9780226492810
Genre : Science
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Understanding the chimpanzee mind is akin to opening a window onto human consciousness. Many of our complex cognitive processes have origins that can be seen in the way that chimpanzees think, learn, and behave. The Mind of the Chimpanzee brings together scores of prominent scientists from around the world to share the most recent research into what goes on inside the mind of our closest living relative. Intertwining a range of topics—including imitation, tool use, face recognition, culture, cooperation, and reconciliation—with critical commentaries on conservation and welfare, the collection aims to understand how chimpanzees learn, think, and feel, so that researchers can not only gain insight into the origins of human cognition, but also crystallize collective efforts to protect wild chimpanzee populations and ensure appropriate care in captive settings. With a breadth of material on cognition and culture from the lab and the field, The Mind of the Chimpanzee is a first-rate synthesis of contemporary studies of these fascinating mammals that will appeal to all those interested in animal minds and what we can learn from them.
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