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.
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
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.
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.
THE STORIES OF FOUR NINETEENTH-CENTURY WOMEN WHO TRAVELED EAST
Author: Lesley Blanch
Publisher: BookBlast ePublishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Originally published in 1954, The Wilder Shores of Love pioneered a new kind of group biography focusing on four nineteenth-century European women "escaping the boredom of convention". They leave behind them the industrialized West for the Middle East, to find love, fulfillment, and "glowing horizons of emotion and daring". Isabel Burton (who married the Arabist and explorer Richard), Jane Digby el-Mezrab (Lady Ellenborough, the society beauty who ended up living in the Syrian desert with a Bedouin chieftain), Aimee Dubucq de Rivery (a French convent girl captured by pirates who was gifted to the Sultan’s harem in Istanbul), and Isabelle Eberhardt (a Swiss-Russian linguist who felt most comfortable in boy’s clothes and lived among the Arabs in the Sahara). Lesley Blanch felt the greatest affinity with Jane Digby, the society beauty who ended up living in the Syrian desert with a Bedouin chieftain: "She had a superb home in Damascus, was uninhibited, rode through life jumping all the fences, social and moral." A scholarly romantic, Lesley Blanch influenced and inspired generations of writers, readers and critics. The Wilder Shores of Love has remained in print in English since it was first published, and is considered to be an excellent example of the genre narrative non-fiction.
Lin-Heng Lye,Victor R Savage,Loke Ming Chou,Liya E Yu,Harn-Wei Kua
(In 2 Volumes)Volume 1: Asia's Green ChallengesVolume 2: Asia's Energy Concerns, Green Policies and Environmental Advocacy
Author: Lin-Heng Lye,Victor R Savage,Loke Ming Chou,Liya E Yu,Harn-Wei Kua
Publisher: World Scientific
Sustainability Mattersis a compilation of some of the best research papers by students from the National University of Singapore's inter-disciplinary graduate programme in environmental studies, the MSc in Environmental Management [MEM]. This collection is for the period 2009/10 to 2011/12. As the period covers 3 academic years, the papers have been split into two volumes: Sustainability Matters: Asia's Green Challenges, and Sustainability Matters: Asia's Energy Concerns, Green Policies and Environmental Advocacy. These two volumes are the third and fourth compilation by the programme, and respectively comprise sixteen and fourteen of the best research papers completed during this period. The papers have been edited for brevity. These papers analyze the many challenges to effective environmental management in the context of different countries including India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, Nepal, Singapore, and Thailand, and propose insightful solutions. The first compilation, Sustainability Matters: Environmental Management in Asia, was published in 2010 (World Scientific) and comprised the best papers from 2001/2 to 2006/7. The second, Sustainability Matters: Challenges and Opportunities in Environmental Management in Asia was published in 2011 (Pearson), and comprised the best papers from 2007/8 to 2008/09. Contents: Volume 1:Air Pollution:Development of Urban Traffic Pollution Control Strategies in Asian Cities: A Case Study from Chennai, India (Ashwinkumar Dakshinamurthi and Rajasekhar Balasubramanian)Assessment and Abatement Measures for Vehicular Air Pollution in Colombo, Sri Lanka (Chamila Weerathunghe and Rajasekhar Balasubramanian)Waste Management:Recycling in Singapore the Singapore Model: Strategies and Ways to Improve (Tan Puay Cheow and Lye Lin Heng)Municipal Solid Waste Management in Southeast Asian Cities: The Next Steps (Boey Yinyin Edris and Rick Reidinger)Lessons for Integrated District-Level Food Waste Recycling Programs: A Review of Eight International Cases (Amireeta Rawlani and Kua Harn Wei)Singapore's Municipal Solid Waste Management: A Sustainable Model (Wendy Wong Shih Ling and Rick Reidinger)Utilization of Landfill Gas as a Renewable Source of Energy in India (Subhashini Kashinath and Zhou Zhi George)The Potential Role of Water Hyacinth in Wastewater Treatment in Nepal (Ram Bahadur Singh Maharjan and Chou Loke Ming)Improving Leachate Water Quality using a Wetland Treatment System in Lorong Halus — A Pilot Study (Christian Budiman and Ting Yen-Ping)Life Cycle Assessment of an Urban Waste Refinery (Celia Chua Bee Hong and Kua Harn-Wei) A Study of the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)Programs in Primary Schools, Singapore (Kelly Yong Kim-Lian and Victor R Savage)Urban Studies:Assessing Skywalk Systems as a Response to High Density Living in Hong Kong (Patricia Woo and Malone-Lee Lai Choo)The Management of Visitor Pressure on Coastal Parks of Singapore (Karen Lim Hui Khian and Chou Loke Ming)Sustainability in Singapore: An Ecological Footprint Perspective (Xin Jing Jing and Victor R Savage)Seagrasses in Singapore: Current Status and Long-Term Management Plans (Michelle Chng Wei Ping and Chou Loke Ming)The Singapore's Bus System: An Analysis of Commuters' Satisfaction and Potential Improvements (Jan Martin Hecker and Lee Der Horng)An Assessment of Sustainable Cities (May Yadana Aung and Chou Loke-Ming)Urban Greenery as a Mitigation Strategy for Urban Heat Island Effect in High Density Commercial Districts of Dhaka (Nabanita Islam and Wong Nyuk-Hien)The Potential for Residential Water Conservation in Dhaka, Bangladesh (Sonia F Hoque, Asanga Gunawansa and Md. Mafizur Rahman)Planned Housing Environments and Children's Outdoor Play: Is Child-Friendliness Possible? (Md Rashed Bhuyan and Tracey Skelton)Green Business:Empowering the Bottom of the Pyramid: Government, Business, and Solar Power in India (Carrie Wallace Candeto and Audrey Chia)Charting a Greener Course in Shipping: Incorporating Environmental Performance Indicators in a Tanker Pool System (Jean Chia E Ming and Audrey Chia)Environmental Practices of Indian Business Process Outsourcing: A Study of Two Companies (Sweta Sorab and Mark Goh)Green Business Strategies in the Precision Engineering Industry in Singapore (Gan Chin-Yean and Audrey Chua)The Second Green Revolution: A Review of the Challenges and Prospects (Leong Li-Sun and Victor R Savage)Towards Broader Implementation of Corporate Sustainability and Sustainability Reporting in the Construction Industry in Singapore (Kaia Margit Davis Tan and Audrey Chia)Volume 2:Biodiversity:The Impact of Community Forestry on Biodiversity Conservation in Nepal (Ishwari Prasad Poudel and Chou Loke-Ming)Waste Management:Improving Leachate Water Quality Using a Wetland Treatment System in Lorong Halus — A Pilot Study (Christian Budiman and Ting Yen-Ping)Life Cycle Assessment of an Urban Waste Refinery (Celia Chua Bee-Hong and Kua Harn-Wei)A Study of the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) Programs in Primary Schools, Singapore (Kelly Yong Kim-Lian and Victor R Savage)Urban Studies:An Assessment of Sustainable Cities (May Yadana Aung and Chou Loke-Ming)Urban Greenery as a Mitigation Strategy for Urban Heat Island Effect in High Density Commercial Districts of Dhaka, Bangladesh (Nabanita Islam and Wong Nyuk-Hien) The Potential for Residential Water Conservation in Dhaka, Bangladesh (Sonia F Hoque, Asanga Gunawansa and Md Mafizur Rahman)Planned Housing Environments and Children's Outdoor Play: Is Child-Friendliness Possible? (Md Rashed Bhuyan and Tracey Skelton)Energy and Climate Change:Wind: The Alternative Source of Power for Singapore After Solar Energy? (Chew Keng-Hui and Lanry Yung)The Economics of Wind Energy (Alan Yau Wai-Hoo and Benjamin K Sovacool)Print Media and Climate Change: A Comparison of the 1992 Rio Summit and the 2009 Copenhagen Conference (Davina Loh and Victor R Savage)Green Business:Green Business Strategies in the Precision Engineering Industry in Singapore (Gan Chin-Yean and Audrey Chia)The Second Green Revolution: A Review of the Challenges and Prospects (Leong Li-Sun and Victor R Savage)Towards Broader Implementation of Corporate Sustainability and Sustainability Reporting in the Construction Industry in Singapore (Kaia Margit Davis-Tan and Audrey Chia) Readership: Graduate students, academics and researchers in environmental management/science. Keywords:Environment;Management;Sustainability;Asia;Corporate Environmental Management;Biodiversity and Planning;Marine Environment;Environment and Economic Development;Energy Sustainability;Renewable Energy;Urban Pollution and Waste Management;Sustainable Infrastructure;Transportation;Recycling;Urban Studies;Green Business
"Ten essays that interweave the author's first-hand experiences and those of the great American writer/naturalist Henry David Thoreau with their respective reflections on the importance of preserving wild places and the causes of change"--Provided by publisher.
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.
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.
Fire Island, or Great South Beach as it is also known, is a 32-mile long sliver of a barrier beach located just off the South Shore of Long Island. Always a wild, lonely and untamed wilderness, its shores, waterways and the lands surrounding it have given us innumerable stories -- some inspirational, some frightening, but all of them intriguing. The stories in this book portray people and events from the island's earliest days, when it served Native Americans as a rich hunting, fishing and whaling site until the present day and its use as a U.S. National Seashore and National Wilderness Area.
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.