Gillian "Gem” Martin is the lead biologist on the Wildlife Emergency Response Team called in to head off a catastrophe as an oil spill heads right for a wildlife sanctuary on the Northeast coast. Austin Germaine is a troubleshooter, the hired gun for a big oil company, whose job is to keep the news of an offshore oil tanker leak quiet until the mess can be contained. If it can be. Too bad word of the spill gets out, and Gem and Austin find themselves reluctant allies in a race against time to divert the spill and save the wildlife refuge and its endangered inhabitants--all while battling an attraction neither wants to admit. Austin really needs to win Gem’s cooperation to battle the press and preserve the company’s reputation, but the prickly environmentalist seems determined to distrust her, especially when she discovers Austin’s role in the cover-up. Gem might be more inclined to forgive and forget if Austin weren’t the kind of dangerous charmer she’d learned the hard way to never believe, and never let close. A high stakes race against time, the forces of nature, and the strongest power of all--the desire of the human heart. A First Responders Novel
A true story of adventure and a two-year quest to navigate the greatest of the Great Lakes. An avid history buff, Breining follows the routes of the Ojibwa and the voyageurs. He explores the mix of cultures that created the Lake Superior region we know today. Illustrated throughout with the author's striking photos, "Wild Shore" will be a welcome book to those who love the beauty of Lake Superior, to adventures, and to armchair travelers everywhere.
2047: For the small Pacific Coast community of San Onofre, life in the aftermath of a devastating nuclear attack is a matter of survival, a day-to-day struggle to stay alive. But young Hank Fletcher dreams of the world that might have been, and might yet be--and dreams of playing a crucial role in America's rebirth. The Wild Shore is the first novel in Kim Stanley Robinson's Three Californias Trilogy. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Abused by an alcoholic father, living an adventure, facing terminal cancer.... Life wasn't destined to be dull. Though this little book is a memoir, but it's not all about me. It's about the connections we make and the unexpected things we learn from others. It's about conquering fear and finding our inner strength in the face of adversity. Everything that happens to us, good or bad, is a learning opportunity. It's up to each one of us to make the most of these moments, take charge and find deeper meaning. Happiness is a choice. Our response to hardship and challenge is a choice. We can succumb to despair and allow ourselves to be helplessly tossed about by life, or we can stand up to it. Do we cling to resentment or learn how to forgive? Do we play the victim, or be the victor? How would you choose? **The paperback Includes a special section on the author's quest to understand her native ancestors' paranormal past, and personal spiritual exploration. This book was completed before terminal cancer made it impossible for the author to continue her work.
Defiant Victorian, Maddie Dare casts off her feminist trappings when she heads up the Amazon and into the strong, protective arms of her guide, Niles Marcus, who leads her to safety and into the throes of passion
UNESCO Biosphere Reserves - Model Regions for Sustainable Development
Author: German MAB National Committee
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Biosphere reserves serve in some ways as "living laboratories" for testing and demonstrating integrated management of land, water and biodiversity. With this publication the national MAB-committee of Germany gives a detailed presentation and description of the Biosphere Reserves of Germany.
Tiina Kurvits,GRID--Arendal,United Nations Environment Programme
people and global heritage on our last wild shores
Author: Tiina Kurvits,GRID--Arendal,United Nations Environment Programme
Publisher: United Nations Pubns
Category: Business & Economics
The Arctic is the world's last continuous, undeveloped and unexploited coastal and marine region. It is an area highly unique in terms of its landscape, its peoples and ecosystems; as well as its vulnerability to climate change. The region is home to some 4 million people, roughly one-third of which are indigenous peoples whose traditional way of life depends directly on the health of the Arctic environment. Living as herders, hunters and gatherers, Arctic indigenous peoples have developed lifestyles that are inextricably linked to their surroundings. These peoples have lived sustainably in the Arctic for thousands of years, and are now faced with massive environmental change. Vital Arctic Graphics is a compilation of illustrations and case studies intended to describe the Arctic, the livelihoods of Arctic indigenous peoples and the future well-being of this region. It summarizes some of the key threats to the future sustainability of the Arctic including the rapid pace of climate change, worrying levels of persistent organic and heavy metal pollutants, and increasing natural resource exploration. The coastal regions are particularly important to the peoples of the Arctic and their current protection status is given particular focus.
Canada’s mountain man shares his best wilderness adventure stories Though Andy Russell has been many things in his life – hunter, trapper, trail guide, wilderness photographer and filmmaker, conservationist, and activist – he is, above all else, a master storyteller. This collection of twenty-four stories, selected and introduced by R. Bruce Morrison, includes Andy’s accounts of growing up on a ranch near the Rocky Mountains; hunting with a rifle, fishing rod, and camera; and encounters with wildlife large and small. He describes the warmth of a campfire shared with loved ones and the feeling of being part of something greater than himself. Andy writes about the animals he has lived and worked with, such as Seppi, his trusty hunting dog; Ace, his courageous trail horse; and Amos, the pack horse with a high I.Q. He also retells the stories of his friends and family, some that will make your hair stand on end, such as the time his father-in-law jumped off a log almost right into a grizzly’s lap or when his son stood eight feet from a grizzly and argued with it until they parted ways… intact. Some of the stories are funny, others are compelling and inspiring. This collection is a testament to over sixty years of living in Canada’s wild places. From the Hardcover edition.
Nature has the upper hand in this compelling story of the North Fork of the Flathead, Montana, adjacent to Glacier National Park. Participate in the family adventures and remarkable events that were a daily occurrence in one of the few remaining wild areas in the lower 48. True tales from the past and present interweave in a parade of unique human characters, as does action at the loneliest border crossing in America. Learn of the interaction between predators and their plight as they attempt to survive in this remnant of habitat. Follow the wildlife researchers as they trap, collar, then monitor grizzlies, cougars, wolves and coyotes. Details of wildlife research in the field can be extraordinary. This tells it like it is. Pity poor Luke, a male grizzly crippled by a gunshot. Admire Thunder, old for a coyote, in spite of wolves and humans. Stay away from the Dollman, living deep within Canadian forests. Beware of the tire-slasher as he travels the lonely road. What really did happen at the cabin of the infamous Madam Queen, who instigated murder? Hardship, fires, floodall are part of the North Fork history.
Elizabeth und Jackson Shore haben jung geheiratet, zwei Töchter großgezogen, viele Höhen und Tiefen gemeinsam erlebt. Von außen scheint auch noch nach zwanzig Jahren Ehe alles perfekt. Doch als die Kinder das Haus verlassen, entdecken Jack und Elizabeth, dass sie sich längst auseinander gelebt haben. Als Jack den Job beim Fernsehen angeboten bekommt, auf den er seit Jahren hingearbeitet hat, folgt Elizabeth ihm nicht von der West- an die Ostküste. Seine Träume sind nicht länger ihre Träume. Denn nach zahlreichen Umzügen ist Elizabeth froh, in ihrem Haus am Meer endlich ein echtes Zuhause gefunden zu haben. Sie entdeckt ihre Leidenschaft für die Malerei wieder, die sie vor vielen Jahren aufgegeben hatte, und ihr Talent bringt ihr bald Anerkennung und Erfolg. Erst der Tod ihres Vaters und seine rätselhaften letzten Worte über das Leben ihrer früh verstorbenen Mutter bewegen Elizabeth, noch einmal über ihre Ehe nachzudenken...
This book offers a series of attempts at analyzing the place of Christianity in traditional Chinese society from the different sociological, historical, theological and philological approaches. It is based on papers and discussions from the sixth international conference on Church activities in Qing and early Republican China (Verbiest Foundation, Leuven, 1998). Scholars like von Collani, Criveller, Walravens and Wiest established already a well-deserved reputation with a series of previous publications in the field. Their articles in this volume on the position of women in the Chinese Catholic community, the shifting Jesuit methodology, Jesuit apologetics and the direct sources of the Qiqi tushou are fine examples of fundamental research. Equally interesting are the papers of the scholars Heuschert-Laage, Kollmar-Paulenz, Pang and Stary. They throw an interesting light on the Manchu-Mongolian aspect of the history of the Chinese Catholic Church. Special attention must also be given to the studies on Taiwan by Borao, Heylen and Heyns. Taiwan is a region relatively unknown to the Western sinological public. From the Church historian's point of view however it is a highly interesting place because it was the first place in the Chines world where Protestantism and Catholicism coexisted. The historical framework of the studies in this volume is mainly the seventeenth century. Although this volume is not a comprehensive treatment of the Christian mission in Ming and Qing China, it brings together studies that illuminate the manner in which the Christian missionaries—Protestants and Catholics alike—developed different methods to realize their communal ideal of "the Kingdom of God on Earth".