Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich
Author: Timothy Ferriss
Publisher: Random House
Category: Business & Economics
A new, updated and expanded edition of this New York Times bestseller on how to reconstruct your life so it's not all about work Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: * How Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week * How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want * How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs * How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist * How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent 'mini-retirements'. This new updated and expanded edition includes: More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point * Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than £5 a meal * How lifestyle design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times * The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.
Author: Andy McGuire
Publisher: Harvest House Pub
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Remy is always mad, but when he gets his horn stuck in a tree he learns to be patient.
One Man's Quest to Document the World's Animals
Author: Joel Sartore
Publisher: National Geographic Books
This lush book of photography represents National Geographic's Photo Ark, a major cross-platform initiative and lifelong project by photographer Joel Sartore to make portraits of the world's animals-especially those that are endangered. His powerful message, conveyed with humor, compassion, and art- to know these animals is to save them.Sartore intends to photograph every animal in captivity in the world. He is circling the globe, visiting zoos and wildlife rescue centers to create studio portraits of 12,000 species, with an emphasis on those facing extinction. He has photographed more than 6,000 already and now, thanks to a multi-year partnership with National Geographic, he may reach his goal. This book showcases his animal portraits- from tiny to mammoth, from the Florida grasshopper sparrow to the greater one-horned rhinoceros. Paired with the eloquent prose of veteran wildlife writer Douglas Chadwick, this book presents a thought-provoking argument for saving all the species of our planet.
Found in the Wilderness
Author: Teresa May B. Bandiola
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Found in the Wilderness (sequel to Lost in the Wilderness of The Forest of Evergreen Series) follows the adventures of the lonely teenager Sophia and her beautiful journey from embittered child to a person reunited with an unexpected beloved and kin. Along the way, she had to learn in the most painful manner that deep love is not always shown upfront and it does not always come in an obvious, glittering, and handsomely-wrapped up package. Sometimes, it comes in the form of a tucked-away, long-lost song, a forlorn poem, and a little-known, self-sacrificing effort... Has she come full circle? Check out the story as Sophia continues to learn and relearn what love, life, and HOPE are truly all about. ***** Praise for THE FOREST OF EVERGREEN: Found in the Wilderness Bandiola returns with a sequel guaranteed to wrench reader's emotional heartstrings. Sophia's story continues to steer readers' minds and hearts as the second book reveals the answers to the mysteries surrounding the first book. Secrets after shocking secrets came haunting the already chaotic lives of the characters. As the book progresses, each character reveals far more layers, questioning everything you thought you knew about them. As lies and secrets began to be uncovered, more questions and more speculations are being raised. Emotional and intense! The Forest of Evergreen: Found in the Wilderness is an emotionally-charged novel filled with shocking revelations, appealing multi-dimensional characters, and suspenseful plot. Bandiola's exploration of family relationships, forbidden love, and self-introspection is compelling and complex, leaving readers craving for more of Bandiola's touch. If you loved the first book, you will surely be captivated by Bandiola's evocative and highly-engaging sequel. Prepare to be swept off your feet and get lost once again to the magic of the Forest of Evergreen. -Jeslen Tesoro, author and winner of AsianFanfics 2014 ***** Praise for THE FOREST OF EVERGREEN: Found in the Wilderness Book 2 is as surprising as Book 1. Love for the story creeps up on you, until you feel you can not let go. At first, it seems like just another fantasy story between a man and a woman, but when the reader comes to the main theme of the book, which is "Love does not demand its own way," the reader realizes she/he is not just holding another self-centered, selfish little piece about juvenile love and all the modern millennial trappings of so-called bratty, and twisted romance. I urge the readers to find out a little about themselves in this new book, and to know, like Sophia, what it feels like to be 'Found' and to truly belong. The fulfilling way. -Renee Grace Amour V. Juliano, Editor in LinkEds & Writers
Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Publisher: Trajectory Inc
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "The Son of Tarzan" by Edgar Rice Burroughs is the fourth novel in the action-packed Tarzan series and takes place in the jungles of Africa. In this novel, Tarzan's son, Jack is attempting to return Akut the ape to his homeland.
How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World
Author: Abigail Tucker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A New York Times bestseller about how cats conquered the world and our hearts in this “deep and illuminating perspective on our favorite household companion” (Huffington Post). House cats rule bedrooms and back alleys, deserted Antarctic islands, even cyberspace. And unlike dogs, cats offer humans no practical benefit. The truth is they are sadly incompetent mouse-catchers and now pose a threat to many ecosystems. Yet, we love them still. In the “eminently readable and gently funny” (Library Journal, starred review) The Lion in the Living Room, Abigail Tucker travels through world history, natural science, and pop culture to meet breeders, activists, and scientists who’ve dedicated their lives to cats. She visits the labs where people sort through feline bones unearthed from the first human settlements, treks through the Floridian wilderness in search of house cats-turned-hunters on the loose, and hangs out with Lil Bub, one of the world’s biggest celebrities—who just happens to be a cat. “Fascinating” (Richmond Times-Dispatch) and “lighthearted” (The Seattle Times), Tucker shows how these tiny felines have used their relationship with humans to become one of the most powerful animals on the planet. A “lively read that pounces back and forth between evolutionary science and popular culture” (The Baltimore Sun), The Lion in the Living Room suggests that we learn that the appropriate reaction to a house cat, it seems, might not be aww but awe.
Author: Pseudonymous Bosch
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Between the pages of this book lies the secret to the best-tasting chocolate in all the world. I promise, your taste buds will tingle. Your palette will sing! Oh no, have I accidentally tempted you to read this book? I will warn you, however, the most delicious things are never good for you...and this story is particularly scrumptious! In this tooth-rotting adventure, Cass's mom has been kidnapped by the evil dessert chef and chocolatier, Señor Hugo! The ransom...the legendary tuning fork. Can Cass and Max-Ernest find the magical instrument before it's too late? Will they discover the evil secret ingredient to Señor Hugo's chocolate success? If you're tempted, take a taste, but just remember...this book is not good for you.
Author: Thomas Pierce
A debut collection of short stories.
Author: Michael Crichton
Publisher: Ballantine Books
An American bioengineering research firm erects a theme park on a Caribbean island, complete with living dinosaurs, and invites a group of scientists to be its first terrified guests.
Author: Sheri Doyle
Publisher: Capstone Classroom
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
"Full-color photographs and simple text provide a brief introduction to nouns as parts of speech"--
Author: James Hadley Chase
A brilliant but sadistic safe-breaker; a beautiful seductress; an expert young hunter and an ace pilot with a shady past - this is the team that undercover operator Armo Shalik assembles to steal the priceless Borgia ring from millionaire Max Kahlenberg's closely guarded fortress in the remote and deadly African bush. But when Kahlenberg finds out they are coming, the gang's expedition turns into a strictly one-way safari - to slaughter ... 'Insanely readable' Observer
Understanding India -- the World's Fastest Growing Market
Author: William Nobrega,Ashish Sinha
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
In 2008, India will likely overtake China as the world’s fastest growing economy and become one of the largest economies globally. Foreign investment is increasing dramatically and business opportunities abound for those who know how to find them. With a growing middle class and booming markets, India holds much promise for investors. Riding the Indian Tiger shows you how to get in on the ground floor and profit from India’s economic boom.
The Incredible Story of a Child Raised by Monkeys
Author: Marina Chapman
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The unbelievable true story of a young girl who is abandoned in the Colombian jungle and finds asylum in the most unlikely of places—with a troop of capuchin monkeys In 1954, in a remote mountain village in South America, a little girl was abducted. She was four years old. Marina Chapman was stolen from her housing estate and then abandoned deep in the Colombian jungle. That she survived is a miracle. Two days later, half-drugged, terrified, and starving, she came upon a troop of capuchin monkeys. Acting entirely on instinct, she tried to do what they did: she ate what they ate and copied their actions, and little by little, learned to fend for herself. So begins the story of her five years among the monkeys, during which time she gradually became feral; she lost the ability to speak, lost all inhibition, lost any real sense of being human, replacing the structure of human society with the social mores of her new simian family. But society was eventually to reclaim her. At age ten, she was discovered by a pair of hunters who took her to the lawless Colombian city of Cucuta where, in exchange for a parrot, they sold her to a brothel. When she learned that she was to be groomed for prostitution, she made her plans to escape. But her adventure wasn’t over yet . . . In the vein of Slumdog Millionaire and City of God, this rousing story of a lost child who overcomes the dangers of the wild and the brutality of the streets to finally reclaim her life will astonish readers everywhere.
Author: Adam Shepard
During his 29th year, spending just $19,420.68 less than it would have cost him to stay at home, Adam Shepard visited seventeen countries on four continents and lived some amazing adventures.
A Funny Book About Horrible Things
Author: Jenny Lawson
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In Furiously Happy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best. As Jenny says: "Some people might think that being 'furiously happy' is just an excuse to be stupid and irresponsible and invite a herd of kangaroos over to your house without telling your husband first because you suspect he would say no since he's never particularly liked kangaroos. And that would be ridiculous because no one would invite a herd of kangaroos into their house. Two is the limit. I speak from personal experience. My husband says that none is the new limit. I say he should have been clearer about that before I rented all those kangaroos. "Most of my favorite people are dangerously fucked-up but you'd never guess because we've learned to bare it so honestly that it becomes the new normal. Like John Hughes wrote in The Breakfast Club, 'We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it.' Except go back and cross out the word 'hiding.'" Furiously Happy is about "taking those moments when things are fine and making them amazing, because those moments are what make us who we are, and they're the same moments we take into battle with us when our brains declare war on our very existence. It's the difference between "surviving life" and "living life". It's the difference between "taking a shower" and "teaching your monkey butler how to shampoo your hair." It's the difference between being "sane" and being "furiously happy." Lawson is beloved around the world for her inimitable humor and honesty, and in Furiously Happy, she is at her snort-inducing funniest. This is a book about embracing everything that makes us who we are - the beautiful and the flawed - and then using it to find joy in fantastic and outrageous ways. Because as Jenny's mom says, "Maybe 'crazy' isn't so bad after all." Sometimes crazy is just right.
Global and Local Perspectives on Modernity and Loss
Author: Alastair Bonnett
Category: Social Science
We are familiar with the importance of 'progress' and 'change'. But what about loss? Across the world, from Beijing to Birmingham, people are talking about loss: about the loss that occurs when populations try to make new lives in new lands as well as the loss of traditions, languages and landscapes.?The Geography of Nostalgia?is?the first study of loss as a global and local phenomenon, something that occurs on many different scales and which connects many different people. The Geography of Nostalgia explores nostalgia as a child of modernity but also as a force that exceeds and challenges modernity. The book begins at a global level, addressing the place of nostalgia within both global capitalism and anti-capitalism. In Chapter Two it turns to the contested role of nostalgia in debates about environmentalism and social constructionism. Chapter Three addresses ideas of Asia and India as nostalgic forms. The book then turns to more particular and local landscapes: the last three chapters explore the yearnings of migrants for distant homelands, and the old cities and ancient forests that are threatened by modernity but which modern people see as sites of authenticity and escape. The Geography of Nostalgia?is a reader friendly text that will appeal to a variety of markets. In the university sector it is a student friendly, interdisciplinary text that will be welcomed across a broad range of courses, including cultural geography, post-colonial studies, landscape and planning, sociology and history.
Author: Keyan Tomaselli
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Category: Social Science
Studies of cultural tourism and indigenous identity are fraught with questions concerning exploitation, entitlement, ownership and authenticity. Unease with the idea of leveraging a group identity for commercial gain is ever-present. This anthology articulates some of these debates from a multitude of standpoints. It assimilates the perspectives of members of indigenous communities, non-governmental organizations, tourism practitioners and academic researchers who participated in an action research project that aims to link research to development outcomes.
Author: Mary Elizabeth Salzmann
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
How many babies do gorillas have at a time? What do baby gorillas eat? How long do they stay with their mothers? What do they like to do? Kids will learn the answers to all these questions and more when they read Baby Gorillas. This book uses photographs and text to help develop and reinforce language and reading skills. A comprehensive quiz will make learning fun and effective. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing.