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Swimming With Crocodiles

Author : Will Chaffey
ISBN : 9781628721287
Genre : Travel
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In the tradition of Into the Wild, here is the riveting story of a young man seeking his own truth and finding adventure in the awesome, unforgiving power of nature. Will Chaffey is eighteen when he boards a plane in New York bound for Australia. Taking time off to work and travel, Will meets an enigmatic wanderer and herpetologist. Together they cross the inland desert to the tropical northwest coast, home to the saltwater crocodile, a known man- eater and a predator who has been hunting since the age of the dinosaurs. They devise a plan to explore the remote Prince Regent River, a trek so dangerous it had never been attempted by outsiders. Passing through harsh, primeval country, shadowed by their own exhaustion, and physically worn down, they find themselves locked in a life-and-death struggle when their food runs out and, unable to leave, they are stalked by a hungry crocodile. Filled with scenes of great natural beauty, Swimming with Crocodiles is at once the affecting account of a journey into adulthood and a hair- raising epic of survival.
Category: Travel

Swimming With Crocodiles

Author : Marjana Martinic
ISBN : 9780203893241
Genre : Psychology
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There is evidence that a distinct pattern of alcohol consumption is emerging across the world and is a cause for concern because of its relationship with a range of health and social problems. Its visibility, particularly its high involvement of young people, makes this not only an issue for public safety and order in many countries, but also a highly contentious and politicized subject. This book examines the rapid and heavy drinking behavior by young people, described in a number of countries, positioning it within its appropriate social, historical and cultural contexts. The book argues in favor of a new term, “extreme drinking,” to fully encapsulate the many facets of this behavior, taking into account the underlying motivations for the heavy, excessive and unrestrained drinking patterns of many young people. It also acknowledges the drinking process itself and accommodates greater focus on outcomes that are likely to follow. In many ways, “extreme drinking” is not so far removed from other “extreme” behaviors, such as extreme sports – all offer a challenge, their pursuit is motivated by an expectation of pleasure, and they are, by design, not without risk to those who engage in them, others around them and society as a whole. Edited by Marjana Martinic and Fiona Measham, Swimming with Crocodiles is the ninth volume in the ICAP Book Series on Alcohol in Society. The authors discuss the factors that motivate extreme drinking, address the developmental, cultural and historical contexts that have surrounded it, and offer a new approach to addressing this behavior through prevention and policy. The centerpiece of the book is a series of focus groups conducted with young people in Brazil, China, Italy, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom, which examine their views on extreme drinking, motivations behind it and the cultural similarities and differences that exist, conferring at once risk and protective factors.
Category: Psychology

Black Republicans

Author : Leon Segers Jr.
ISBN : 9781524541484
Genre : Literary Criticism
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For those who are curious or, perhaps, even somewhat confused behind the reason why I named this entertaining book Black RepublicansSwimming with Crocodiles, its my analysis of what lifes like behind their strange choice. Picture being in some unfamiliar body of water where you, at first, feel safe yet very dangerous eyes and intentions are on you. Though, seemingly, there are visible ways to avoid being eaten alive, your casual stay in that water is not a guarantee of being safe. But if it doesnt make the wrong moves, well . . . And, like any body of water with crocodiles in its vicinity, splash around and make the wrong moves then watch what will happen. Since they wont see you as just another crocodile, you will then only give them their sole objective in a crocs life, which is to attack and eat you like you didnt matter. Theres no negotiating, and they know theres nowhere for you to runexcuse meswim away to, even before you try. Their intentions with you are radar sharp and felt by every other croc for miles. Simply put, what fight can you possibly put up? Youre not a crocodile like them, and you cant pretend to be one. Reality says youre nothing to them except a mere morsel. Go ahead, look toward any shoreline all you want. No matter who might be there, whether they look or seem just like you, they arent getting in that water to rescue you. So swim, scream, pray, try to fighttheyre crocodiles, and you dont matter.
Category: Literary Criticism

Asleep Awake Asleep

Author : Bekker, Jo-Ann
ISBN : 9781928215783
Genre : Fiction
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The thirty-nine stories in Asleep Awake Asleep can be read as a hand-drawn narrative map, charting the course of a country’s turbulent history. Together they tell a coming of age and a coming to consciousness story, as Rip – child, adult, journalist, partner, mother – revisits milestones marked and signposts ignored or unseen. Set in the suburbs and newsrooms of South African towns and cities and their wilder surrounds, there are vignettes of relationships; tales of political assassinations, murder and betrayal, and questions asked about complicity and reparation.
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Twenty Chickens For A Saddle

Author : Robyn Scott
ISBN : 9781408842911
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When Robyn Scott was six years old her parents abruptly exchanged the tranquil pastures of New Zealand for a converted cowshed in the wilds of Botswana. Once there, Robyn and her siblings, mostly left to amuse themselves, grew up collecting snakes, canoeing with crocodiles and breaking in horses in the veld. In the shadow of one of Africa's worst AIDS crises, this moving, enchanting memoir is an extraordinary portrait of an unforgettable childhood.
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Crocodiles For Kids Amazing Animal Books For Young Readers

Author : John Davidson
ISBN : 9781310247156
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Crocodiles For Kids Amazing Animal Books For Young Readers Bestselling author John Davidson presents "Crocodiles For Kids – Amazing Animal Books For Young Readers". Beautiful Pictures and easy reading format will help children fall in love with Crocodiles. This is one of over 30 books in the Amazing Animal Books for Young Readers Series. The series is known as one of the most beautiful on the kindle. The pictures look great even in black and white and are excellent on the full color kindle. Lots of facts and photos will help your children learn about this wonderful animal. Children are given a well-rounded understanding of this beautiful animal: its anatomy, feeding habits and behavior. *** You and your kids will love learning about Crocodiles*** Table of Contents Introduction About Crocodiles Features of Crocodiles Diet of Crocodiles Behavior and Vocalization Senses Crocodiles and Alligators Nile Crocodile American Crocodile Siamese Crocodile Slender-Snouted Crocodile Mugger Cuban Crocodile American Alligator Chinese Alligator Spectacled Caimans Humans and Crocodiles Introduction Sometimes when you row a boat through a water body close to a marshy land, you may notice the fallen leaves covering the surface of the water entirely. It may look pretty like a scene from Disneyland. But if you look closely, you may be able to see a pair of eyes staring at you from the water watching your every move unblinking. Scary, isn’t it? Well, the owner of those pair of eyes is even more scarier being a deadly predator. He is the king of the water and nothing can match his bite force. Yes, he’s the crocodile. Just the very mention of crocodile is enough to make goose bumps appear on one’s skin. But what we really do not know is that those powerful jaws with teeth can also be gentle when dealing with baby crocs. Are crocodiles same as alligators or are they totally different creatures? Curious to know? Then join us as we explore the world of crocs and understand what makes them such powerful predators with some other interesting facts.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

College Student Alcohol Abuse

Author : Christopher J. Correia
ISBN : 9781118236079
Genre : Psychology
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Essential evidence-based strategies for the prevention and reduction of alcohol abuse among college students With contributions from notable substance abuse researchers, this practical guide presents clear strategies for prevention of and interventions for alcohol abuse in the college-age population. Ranging from community-based prevention programs to individual, motivational, and interview-based approaches, College Student Alcohol Abuse explores: The leading theories used to conceptualize college student drinking and related problems, with an emphasis on the clinical implications of each perspective Epidemiology of student drug use—including illicit drugs and nonmedical use of prescription drugs The spectrum of empirically supported prevention programs with a focus on best practices and materials How to conduct assessments and create intervention programs for students with substance abuse problems A must-have resource for every college administrator, resident staff member, and addiction counselor who works with this unique population, College Student Alcohol Abuse translates the latest research findings and interventions into clear and evidence-based strategies for assessing and treating college students who are abusing alcohol.
Category: Psychology

My Name Is Mitch

Author : Shelagh Supeene
ISBN : 9781554695119
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Mitch MacLeod may be the smallest kid in grade six, but he has a great sense of humor and a strong backbone. He can read, sometimes, but never at school when he has to. "You don't know what humiliation is until you have a grade one reading buddy who reads better than you do," he says. But things start to change for Mitch when he creates an opportunity to stand up to Philip, his arch-enemy, when his reading begins to improve, and when his dad, "The Creep," moves back to town.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Veterinary Medicine

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ISBN : CHI:58243375
Genre : Domestic animals
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Category: Domestic animals

On My Way To Heaven

Author : Michele E. Davis
ISBN : 1477164340
Genre : Religion
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Summary Life has a way of taking you through many unexpected twists and turns. Know that God does not do these things to us. He allows things to happen to not only get our attention but to prepare us to operate and function within His purpose He has for our lives. Walk the journey of despair, confusion, and lifes altering circumstances within On My Way to Heaven. Envision how God allows adversities and people to walk in and out of our lives to assist in our preparation. As we learn life lessons, we should embrace forgiveness and learn how to become better instead of bitter. Once this is achieved, a place of peace will be upon you. And Jesus said to Paul, But rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of the things which you have seen and of the things which I will yet reveal to you. (Acts 26:16) As Jesus spoke to Paul on his Journey to Damascus, he speaks to us today.
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The World Of Animals

Author : Martin Walters
ISBN : 0890516170
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents thorough information on different types of animals from simple single living cells to the most complex kinds of mammals.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction