Journeys to the Other Side of the World

further adventures of a young naturalist

Author: David Attenborough

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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'Abundantly good' TLS 'With charm, erudition, humour and passion, the world's favourite natural history broadcaster documents some of his expeditions from the late 1950s onwards' Sunday Express 'A wondrous reminder of Attenborough's pioneering role . . . full of delightful tales' Daily Express 'An adventure that sparked a lifetime's commitment to the planet' The Lady 'Attenborough is a fine writer and storyteller' Irish Times Following the success of the original Zoo Quest expeditions, in the late 1950s onwards the young David Attenborough embarked on further travels in a very different part of the world. From Madagascar and New Guinea to the Pacific Islands and the Northern Territory of Australia, he and his cameraman companion were aiming to record not just the wildlife, but the way of life of some of the indigenous people of these regions, whose traditions had never been encountered by most of the British public before. From the land divers of Pentecost Island and the sing-sings of New Guinea, to a Royal Kava ceremony on Tonga and the ancient art of the Northern Territory, it is a journey like no other. Alongside these remarkable cultures he encounters paradise birds, chameleons, sifakas and many more animals in some of the most unique environments on the planet. Written with David Attenborough's characteristic charm, humour and warmth, Journeys to the Other Side of the World is an inimitable adventure among people, places and the wildest of wildlife.

Journeys to the End of the World

A Novel

Author: Clive Algar

Publisher: Clive Algar


Category: Fiction

Page: 332

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Psychology student Vicky Watts goes to Plettenberg Bay hoping to discover what happened to her enigmatic great-grandfather, Dan Butler, who returned from the trenches of the Western Front in 1918 suffering from shell-shock. Like the archaeologists working in the Letterbox Cave, the novel gradually brushes through layers of the past, revealing not only Dan's harrowing story of war, guilt and love but reaching back to the foundations of modern South African society when a young Khoi flees the brutality of his trekboer master. The mysterious cave, near Plettenberg Bay, connects the lives of the major characters and it is near this archaeological site that Vicky experiences her own life-altering crisis. ~ Journeys to the End of the World (2007) is the debut novel by Clive Algar and is reviewed in the May 2009 issue of Historical Novels Review Online. The review, by Amanda Yesilbas, says that the novel deftly ties the stories of three compelling characters into a haunting work that traces the patterns of violence, survival, and the often guilty-feeling process of healing. Yesilbas continues: "The characters, especially Daniel Butler, are drawn with a delicate and subtle hand that makes their changes in personality and circumstances seem very natural and believable. The book offers a fascinating look at South Africa and its activities during WW1 that many American readers might be unaware of, and the tale of Daniel emphasizes the horror of war and its after effects in a visceral way. This lovely book is engrossing and will leave the reader thinking."

Journey to Freedom

Author: Dick Luchtenberg

Publisher: Xulon Press


Category: Religion

Page: 252

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Read Journey to Freedom with expectant faith. Jesus is the answer to all life's questions and problems. Twenty-first century testimonies are shared by captives Jesus has set free. If you are in bondage to sin, seeking the truth, or struggling to walk with Jesus as Lord, read on. Jesus will work with you as you read and surrender to his plan for your life. If you are called to help others through the ministry of deliverance, Journey to Freedom is a must read for you. Pastors can learn insights on caring for ones in their flocks who are held in bondage to the enemy. In Journey to Freedom Dick Luchtenberg shares how the Lord has worked through him for over 30 years to set captives free. Dick Luchtenberg is a retired designer and builder of custom homes. Dick and his wife, Patty, are simply a Christian couple sold out to God. Their spiritual journey has covered over half a century. They have eight children, all of whom are happily married. Twenty grandchildren continue to be a blessing. In their retirement years, by the grace of God, the Lord is using Dick and Patty now more than ever. Captives are regularly being set free through the deliverance ministry of Jesus Christ.

American Cinema of the 1930s

Themes and Variations

Author: Ina Rae Hark

Publisher: Rutgers University Press


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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Probably no decade saw as many changes in the Hollywood film industry and its product as the 1930s did. At the beginning of the decade, the industry was still struggling with the transition to talking pictures. Gangster films and naughty comedies starring Mae West were popular in urban areas, but aroused threats of censorship in the heartland. Whether the film business could survive the economic effects of the Crash was up in the air. By 1939, popularly called "Hollywood's Greatest Year," films like Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz used both color and sound to spectacular effect, and remain American icons today. The "mature oligopoly" that was the studio system had not only weathered the Depression and become part of mainstream culture through the establishment and enforcement of the Production Code, it was a well-oiled, vertically integrated industrial powerhouse. The ten original essays in American Cinema of the 1930s focus on sixty diverse films of the decade, including Dracula, The Public Enemy, Trouble in Paradise, 42nd Street, King Kong, Imitation of Life, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Swing Time, Angels with Dirty Faces, Nothing Sacred, Jezebel, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and Stagecoach .

Country of Writing

Travel Writing and New Zealand, 1809-1900

Author: Lydia Wevers

Publisher: Auckland University Press


Category: Travel

Page: 234

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This pioneering examination of travel writing about New Zealand in the colonial period discusses a wide range of writing that helped place New Zealand on the literary map, while providing an oblique history of the young nation in the 19th century. Exploring early newspaper accounts; the journals of missionaries, traders, and adventurers; and the guidebooks and specialized descriptions of fishing, and hunting, which promoted New Zealand as a sporting paradise, Wevers finds that writing about New Zealand was an essential tool in the colonization process.

The Wisdom of Brisbin Mindstorm

The Red and White Baton

Author: Lucas Walker Kriner

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 937

"The first book in The wisdom of Brisbin Mindstorm series, The red and white baton highlights the early adventures of Brisbin Mindstorm. Young Brisbin is intent on high adventure. He sets out to discover himself and the meaning behind the mysterios baton given to him as a departing gift."--Press release.

Fatal Civil Aircraft Accidents

Their Medical and Pathological Investigation

Author: Peter J. Stevens

Publisher: Elsevier


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 218

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Fatal Civil Aircraft Accidents: Their Medical and Pathological Investigation focuses on relevant literature and discussions of the impact of medical and pathological investigation on fatal flying accidents. The publication first elaborates on public transport accidents, natural disease in the operating crew, impaired efficiency of a pilot due to intoxication, and non-medical cause for an accident. Topics include carbon monoxide intoxication, drugs, natural disease as a contributory cause for an accident, and natural disease as the primary cause for an accident. The book then takes a look at pathological evidence of events prior to an accident, reconstruction of events at impact and immediately after an accident, and natural disease in the pilots. The book ponders on glider accidents, natural disease in glider pilots, reconstruction of events during an accident, survival and safety equipment, and medical standards for glider pilots. The manuscript also examines fatal airliner accident as an example of mass disaster, official bodies and groups concerned with the investigation of an accident, identification of the bodies of the dead, and certification of death and disposal of the deceased. The text is a valuable source of data for researchers interested in the medical and pathological investigation of aircraft accidents.

Islands Beyond the Horizon

The Life of Twenty of the World's Most Remote Places

Author: Roger Lovegrove

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Nature

Page: 228

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Profiles twenty remote islands, detailing the history, the wildlife, and the plants of each and discussing the impact of mankind.

The Italian's Touch

Author: Carol Marinelli

Publisher: Harlequin


Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 997

A very special doctor! Returning to her career as a nurse has been especially traumatic for Fleur Hadley -- and then gorgeous new hospital consultant Mario Ruffini arrives on the scene. Little by little the Italian doctor is making everyone's lives easier, and after he learns of Fleur's struggles he becomes an unexpected friend. As she grows closer to this passionate yet caring man, Fleur can't help feeling out of her league. She can't ignore the chemistry between them, or the fact that Mario is changing her world for the better. He could be her second chance at happiness, but is she ready for it…yet?