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Swimming With Crocodiles

Author : Will Chaffey
ISBN : 9781628721287
Genre : Travel
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A rousing account of a young man’s forty-day sojourn into the Australian outback and his epic confrontation with the awesome power of nature. Will Chaffey is eighteen when he boards a plane in New York bound for Australia. Taking time off from school 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. The two adventurers 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, exhausted and physically worn down, they find themselves locked in a life-and-death struggle when their food runs out and 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 in the tradition of Into the Wild. “Chaffey’s briskly written debut is a fitting celebration of the Australian wild.” —Kirkus Reviews
Category: Travel

Swimming With Crocodiles

Author : Marjana Martinic
ISBN : 9781135916046
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

Mastering Sixth Grade Skills

Author : Teacher Created Resources
ISBN : 9781420639452
Genre : Education
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Mastering Skills takes a fresh approach to the mastery of grade-specific skills. Each book uses a wide range of activities to spark students' interest in learning. As students complete the activities, they develop the skills they need to meet academic standards in reading, writing, math, social studies and science.
Category: Education

Game Ranger

Author : Rodney Henwood
ISBN : 9781491875704
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book should appeal to a wide range of readers, from those that have spent time working in the bush and can relate to these stories, to those still contemplating a career with wildlife. It should also appeal to the weekend and average armchair conservationist who has probably often dreamt of what it would have been like had he chosen to become a dedicated full time field officer. The book will also help give an insight into what goes on behind the scenes for those visiting a game park for their very first time. It has been written in an easy to read format, divided into individual wildlife adventures based from the author’s early beginnings as a Game Ranger at a remote outpost in Northern Zululand to finally becoming Warden of Game Capture. Some of these adventures are funny and some more serious but never routine or mundane however they were always rewarding and gratifying. Enjoy the read!
Category: Biography & Autobiography

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.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

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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Bruma And The Enchanted Forest

Author : Martin Barajas
ISBN : 9781452094717
Genre : Fiction
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The day was cold. Although the sun was out, dark clouds appeared in the distance over the San Gabriel Valley. A soft wind blew. Rain was expected later in the day. All put together, it was a beautiful day. But in the city of South El Monte, there was a group of friends that were turning this beautiful day into a living nightmare in their lives, a nightmare from which they would not awake. Having just robbed the city bank on the east side of town, Rebecca and her four buddies, Steve, Ricardo, Mark and Mike, fled scared for the mountains. The youngest of the five, Mike, had been wounded in the robbery. Police sirens sounded all around. In a desperate measure to hide away from the law, they ascended the mountains and drove off the main road, into the wild forest. There, they would come to a valley hidden deep in the mountains, a valley hidden to the world, where some of their most horrific nightmares were about to come true. What happens in this place will blow their minds away, literately. This was a place where their darkest side would manifest in them, and their true friendship would be put to the test. This was a place where they would be given the chance to turn around and make things right in their lives. However, not even the monsters and demons in this forest would deter them from their dark purpose. They were willing to lose it all, even their lives, for the love of money. This was a place of magic and wonder, a place of horrors and witches. This was the place where they would meet Bruma. This was the enchanted forest.
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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