OPERATION REDWING: Catch 22 With Nukes When everything that COULD go wrong, DID go wrong. NUKED is the absolutely insane, incredibly f*cked-up, but true, eyewitness story of what happened on a tiny island in the South Pacific when over 1600 young soldiers (including me) were turned into atomic guinea pigs by the Department of Defense. In 1956, the United States detonated 17 H-bombs in the South Pacific, including the two deadliest explosions ever to occur anywhere on our planet—before or since. The 1,612 soldiers stationed at the headquarters island (including me, a draftee) were there to “observe” this nuclear test series, called Operation Redwing. Wearing only T-shirts and shorts and without any other protective gear while Army brass and nuclear scientists wore Hazmat suits, we were exposed to radiation and fallout. NUKED describes all 17 tests in detail. THE ATOMIC TIMES (288 pages), a NYTimes bestseller, and Pulitzer Prize nominee, originally published in hard cover by Random House, presents a fuller picture of the traumatic consequences—physical, psychological and sexual—experienced by men living in isolation on a remote and poisoned island without women. “THE ATOMIC TIMES is a gripping memoir of the first H-bomb tests by one of the small groups of young servicemen stationed at Ground Zero on Eniwetok Atoll. Leavened by humor, loyalty and pride of accomplishment, this book is also a tribute to the resilience, courage and patriotism of the American soldier.”—Henry Kissinger "Harris' frank and disturbing descriptions of the criminally irresponsible proceedings on Eniwetok, and the physical and mental pain he and others endured, constitute shocking additions to atomic history. Amazingly enough, given his ordeal, Harris remains healthy." --Booklist "An entertaining read in the bloodline of Catch-22, Harris achieves the oddest of victories: a funny, optimistic story about the H-bomb. Harris uses a chatty, dead-pan voice that highlights the horrifying absurdity of life on the island: the use of Geiger counters to monitor scrambled eggs' radiation level, three-eyed fish swimming in the lagoon, corroded, permanently open windows that fail to keep out the radioactive fall-out and men whose toenails glow in the dark." --Publisher's Weekly NUKED: I Was A Guinea Pig For The U.S. Army is a 19,000 word except from THE ATOMIC TIMES: My H-Bomb Year at the Pacific Proving Ground, a NYT bestseller and Pulitzer Prize nominee, which is also available in an e-book edition on GooglePlay. Michael Harris is the co-author of two thrillers, HOOKED and BRAINWASHED, with his wife, million-copy New York Times bestselling author, Ruth Harris. Both books are available in e-editions on GooglePlay. Keywords: memoir, veterans, H-bomb, US Army, army, soldier, military memoir, black humor, dark humor, nuclear bombs, radiation, danger, fission, fusion, fallout, danger, suspense, atomic bombs, hydrogen bombs, Oceania, South Pacific, Eniwetok, Marshall Islands, detonation, explosions
Soft, cuddly, and cute, guinea pigs can make the perfect pet for a caring kid. Learn how to groom, feed, and build a home for this furry critter, and find out about the many different breeds. Once you show your parents you’ve been responsible by learning all about this animal, you may be able to convince them that you can care for this sweet pet.
Guinea pigs have long been a favorite pet amongst owners. With their friendly and energetic nature and their adorable appearance this popularity is not surprising. Like all pets Guinea pigs require special care and treatment. This guide will first explain where to purchase your Guinea pig and how to make sure that you purchase a healthy Guinea pig. It will then explain how to care for and house your Guinea pig so that it stays healthy and energetic. By treating your Guinea pig the right way you will be assured of having a delightful companion that will bring joy to your home.
Here's just a taste of what you'll discover in "The Ultimate Guinea Pig Handbook": * A complete guide to the guinea pig cage and how to easily maintain a healthy environment. * The 5 things you must do before placing your guinea pig in his new home. * What to feed your guinea pig - and what not to give him! There is a ton of inaccurate info out there. I'll tell you the truth so you never have to wonder again! * The importance of bedding and why this is a crucial component of your cage. I'll tell you what type of bedding to buy and how much to use. * How to choose a healthy guinea pig from the store -- there are little known things to look for that the pet store owner's don't want you to know! * The surefire signs of guinea pig illness that will tell you if your guinea pig needs medical attention. * Why a specific type of bedding - frequently recommended - is actually extremely dangerous for your guinea pig. It's known to cause respiratory problems. * A complete guide to all the accessories your guinea pig needs to be happy in his new home. * A complete guinea pig first aid kit. This is an important one! The supplies in this kit just may save your guinea pig's life! * Where you should never place your guinea pig cage in your house. Put it here and it just might kill him! * How to tell if your guinea pig is running a fever. The proper body temperature for a guinea pig (you may be surprised to learn what it is!). * What's the proper heart rate for your guinea pig? The Ultimate Guinea Pig Handbook will tell you. * All about feeding your guinea pig, including tips on varying his diet to make sure his intestinal tract stays healthy. * The importance of quarantine cage and how to set one up. * An entire chapter devoted to breeding your guinea pigs -- step-by-step instructions from start to finish. and much more !
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It is the worst of times. Teddy and Pip's perfect lives have been turned upside down. Amelia has been gone for too many days, there are no postcards and Wally did not come. Mom Jane does it all wrong. She took away the TV remote, gave them tap water and called them monsters. Worst of all, she put them in a bucket. Help is needed. But how can they get it without revealing their big secret? You see, Teddy and Pip... can talk. Nine-year-old Molly Jane Fisher comes to the rescue. Not only does she love guinea pigs, she can keep a secret. She is also a detective and will not close the case until everything is sorted out. A Tale of Two Guinea Pigs is about love, loyalty, a puzzling mystery and smart detective work. Most of all, it is about two very special guinea pigs who will make you laugh and capture your heart. LISA MADDOCK lives in Shakopee, Minnesota with her husband Bill, daughter Allison and two pampered guinea pigs-Maggie and Peanut. (Teddy and Pip are not finished with her; they have more to say, so more stories are coming.)
Complete Care Made Easy-Practical Advice To Caring For your Guinea Pig
Author: Virginia Parker Guidry
Publisher: i5 Publishing
“Compact, easy-to-care-for, and a bundle of fun” is how author Virginia Parker Guidry describes the irresistible guinea pig. Ideal pets for families with children, cavies (as they’re often called) are clean, odorless, gentle, loving, and entertaining. This Complete Care Made Easy Guinea Pigs encapsulates all the virtues of these perfect small mammals and gives new owners practical advice about how to care for them. In chapter one, “A Guinea What?” the author talks about the guinea pig’s natural history—they’re neither pigs nor from Guinea, but rather a rodent from Peru—and how scientists classify this very unique mammal. To decide whether the guinea pig is right for you, chapter two discusses who makes the ideal owner and presents thirteen popular breeds of longhaired and shorthaired guinea pigs and the colors available to pet owners today. The chapter “Finding a Healthy Guinea Pig” offers solid advice about selecting the right guinea pig, where to purchase or adopt, and the preferred sex. A complete chapter on preparing for the guinea pig offers the reader excellent advice about acclimating the new pet to the home, selecting the best cage and hutch, and pig-proofing the home. The subject of understanding guinea pig behavior is discussed in the chapter “Living with a Guinea Pig,” which also covers daily-care topics such as feeding, grooming, handling, exercise, and litter box training. Keeping the guinea pig healthy is discussed in “Staying Healthy,” a chapter that covers preventing illness, choosing a veterinarian, and common ailments. The final chapter “Just for the Fun of It!” explores games, toys, activities, and showing guinea pigs. The appendix includes lists of pig-specific clubs, organizations, and websites. Glossary of terms and index included.