How To Walk A Puma

Author: Peter Allison
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
ISBN: 1857889851
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How To Walk A Puma from the Author: Peter Allison. MORE THRILLING ADVENTURES WITH THE WORLD'S FAVOURITE SAFARI GUIDE Plans are usually only good for one thing - laughing at in hindsight. So, armed with rudimentary Spanish, dangerous levels of curiosity and a record of poor judgement, I set off to tackle whatever South America could throw at me. Not content with regular encounters with dangerous animals on one continent, Peter Allison decided to get up close and personal with some seriously scary animals on another. Unlike in Africa, where all Peter's experiences had been safari based, he planned to vary things up in South America, getting involved with conservation projects as well as seeking out "the wildest and rarest wildlife experiences on offer". From learning to walk - or rather be bitten and dragged along at speed by - a puma in Bolivia, to searching for elusive jaguars in Brazil, finding love in Patagonia, and hunting naked with the remote Huaorani people in Ecuador, How to Walk a Puma is Peter's fascinating and often hilarious account of his adventures and misadventures in South America.

How To Walk A Puma My Mis Adventures In South America

Author: Peter Allison
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1742695833
Size: 51.93 MB
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How To Walk A Puma My Mis Adventures In South America from the Author: Peter Allison. An intrepid African safari guide sets out to discover all he can about the wildlife of the South American continent in a hilarious book about walking pumas (can be dangerous), chasing jaguars (can be elusive) and finding love (can be tricky). Plans are usually only good for one thing - laughing at in hindsight. So, armed with rudimentary Spanish, dangerous levels of curiosity and a record of poor judgement, I set off to tackle whatever South America could throw at me. Not content with regular encounters with dangerous animals on one continent, Peter Allison decided to get up close and personal with some seriously scary animals on another. Unlike in Africa, where all Peter's experiences had been safari based, he planned to vary things up in South America, getting involved with conservation projects as well as seeking out 'the wildest and rarest wildlife experiences on offer'. From learning to walk - or rather be bitten and dragged along at speed by - a puma in Bolivia, to searching for elusive jaguars in Brazil, finding love in Patagonia, and hunting naked with the remote Huaorani people in Ecuador, HOW TO WALK A PUMA is Peter's fascinating and often hilarious account of his adventures and misadventures in South America.

Whatever You Do Don T Run

Author: Peter Allison
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493010999
Size: 19.36 MB
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Whatever You Do Don T Run from the Author: Peter Allison. A hilarious, highly original collection of essays based on the Botswana truism: “only food runs!” With a new introduction and new material from the author In the tradition of Bill Bryson, a new writer brings us the lively adventures and biting wit of an African safari guide. Peter Allison gives us the guide’s-eye view of living in the bush, confronting the world’s fiercest terrain of wild animals and, most challenging of all, managing herds of gaping tourists. Passionate for the animals of the Kalahari, Allison works as a top safari guide in the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta. As he serves the whims of his wealthy clients, he often has to stop the impulse to run as far away from them as he can, as these tourists are sometimes more dangerous than a pride of lions. No one could make up these outrageous-but-true tales: the young woman who rejected the recommended safari-friendly khaki to wear a more “fashionable” hot pink ensemble; the lost tourist who happened to be drunk, half-naked, and a member of the British royal family; establishing a real friendship with the continent’s most vicious animal; the Japanese tourist who requested a repeat performance of Allison’s being charged by a lion so he could videotape it; and spending a crazy night in the wild after blowing a tire on a tour bus, revealing that Allison has as much good-natured scorn for himself. The author’s humor is exceeded only by his love and respect for the animals, and his goal is to limit any negative exposure to humans by planning trips that are minimally invasive—unfortunately it doesn’t always work out that way! New story: People often ask safari guides about the experience that frightened them the most. In this story Peter Allison tells of the time he became aware of unseen danger, and knew that somewhere within meters of him was a hunting lioness. Peter Allison is originally from Sydney, Australia. His safaris have been featured in National Geographic, Conde Nast Traveler, and on television programs such as Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures. He travels frequently to speaking appearances, and splits most of his time between Botswana, Sydney, and San Francisco.

The Island Of Doctor Moreau

Author: H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Publisher: Trajectory Inc
ISBN: 1632094142
Size: 78.86 MB
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The Island Of Doctor Moreau from the Author: H. G. (Herbert George) Wells. 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 Island of Doctor Moreau" by H.G. Wells is a thrilling, action-packed tale about a young man who washes ashore on an island that is run by a mad scientist. The young man must fight for his life.

Refuel

Author: John La Puma, M.D.
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0770437478
Size: 49.11 MB
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Refuel from the Author: John La Puma, M.D.. LOW T? THE SAFE AND NATURAL WAY TO BOOST IT IN 24 DAYS. Throughout much of their lives, men have a weight advantage over women, whose bodies are naturally designed to hold more fat. Fair or not, men’s hormonal make-up, muscle mass, and unique metabolic profile make it easier for them to stay lean. But certain conditions can overturn that gift—the passage of time, the pressure of work and others, the wrong ‘fuel’—and lead men to a hormonal state that more closely resembles, well, women. If you have a beer gut, fatty pecs and are ‘softer’ then you used to be, especially where it counts the most, keep reading. Help is in your hands. Designed to restore optimal testosterone levels, eliminate dangerous visceral fat and improve sexual performance, REFUEL™ gives you the rules, skills, and step-by-step plan needed to optimize the male biochemical blueprint, including: -- How to boost T-levels and supercharge sex naturally, without hormones or drugs --Gender-specific nutritional engineering—or why a generic weight-loss approach just doesn’t work --No sweat tactics to jumpstart your metabolism, build strength and maximize energy, naturally --The 5 commandments for getting it up and dropping the gut --How to man a kitchen—with 15 great tasting dishes anyone can and should make --How to engage and include the women in your life as partners in your program With this book, New York Times bestselling author Dr. John La Puma reveals the breakthrough 24 day fat-loss plan specifically engineered for the male brain and body that is dramatically changing lives. Reboot, rebuild: REFUEL™. From the Hardcover edition.

Chefmd S Big Book Of Culinary Medicine

Author: John La Puma
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307394638
Size: 43.73 MB
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Chefmd S Big Book Of Culinary Medicine from the Author: John La Puma. Integrating nutritional science with culinary expertise, a physician explains how to prevent disease, shed pounds, and promote overall health by using foods that tempt the palate while promoting the body's immunity.

The Tribe Of Tiger

Author: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743426894
Size: 72.54 MB
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The Tribe Of Tiger from the Author: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas. The author who revealed the secret lives of dogs in the best-selling The Hidden Life of Dogs offers a journey into the hidden life of cats and reports that cats, surprisingly, are not solitary beings. Reissue.

The Old Ways

Author: Robert Macfarlane
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101601078
Size: 63.13 MB
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The Old Ways from the Author: Robert Macfarlane. From the acclaimed author of The Wild Places, an exploration of walking and thinking In this exquisitely written book, Robert Macfarlane sets off from his Cambridge, England, home to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove roads, and sea paths that crisscross both the British landscape and its waters and territories beyond. The result is an immersive, enthralling exploration of the ghosts and voices that haunt old paths, of the stories our tracks keep and tell, and of pilgrimage and ritual. Told in Macfarlane’s distinctive voice, The Old Ways folds together natural history, cartography, geology, archaeology and literature. His walks take him from the chalk downs of England to the bird islands of the Scottish northwest, from Palestine to the sacred landscapes of Spain and the Himalayas. Along the way he crosses paths with walkers of many kinds—wanderers, pilgrims, guides, and artists. Above all this is a book about walking as a journey inward and the subtle ways we are shaped by the landscapes through which we move. Macfarlane discovers that paths offer not just a means of traversing space, but of feeling, knowing, and thinking.

How Forests Think

Author: Eduardo Kohn
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520276108
Size: 46.17 MB
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How Forests Think from the Author: Eduardo Kohn. Can forests think? Do dogs dream? In this astonishing book, Eduardo Kohn challenges the very foundations of anthropology, calling into question our central assumptions about what it means to be human—and thus distinct from all other life forms. Based on four years of fieldwork among the Runa of Ecuador’s Upper Amazon, Eduardo Kohn draws on his rich ethnography to explore how Amazonians interact with the many creatures that inhabit one of the world’s most complex ecosystems. Whether or not we recognize it, our anthropological tools hinge on those capacities that make us distinctly human. However, when we turn our ethnographic attention to how we relate to other kinds of beings, these tools (which have the effect of divorcing us from the rest of the world) break down. How Forests Think seizes on this breakdown as an opportunity. Avoiding reductionistic solutions, and without losing sight of how our lives and those of others are caught up in the moral webs we humans spin, this book skillfully fashions new kinds of conceptual tools from the strange and unexpected properties of the living world itself. In this groundbreaking work, Kohn takes anthropology in a new and exciting direction–one that offers a more capacious way to think about the world we share with other kinds of beings.

Little Labors

Author: Rivka Galchen
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811222977
Size: 17.12 MB
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Little Labors from the Author: Rivka Galchen. Rivka Galchen’s Little Labors is a droll and dazzling compendium of observations, stories, lists, and brief essays about babies and literature Sei Shonagon’s Pillow Book—a key inspiration for Rivka Galchen’s new book—contains a list of “Things That Make One Nervous.” And wouldn’t the blessed event top almost anyone’s list? Little Labors is a slanted, enchanted literary miscellany. Varying in length from just a sentence or paragraph to a several-page story or essay, Galchen’s puzzle pieces assemble into a shining, unpredictable, mordant picture of the ordinary-extraordinary nature of babies and literature. Anecdotal or analytic, each part opens up an odd and tender world of wonder. The 47 Ronin; the black magic of maternal love; babies morphing from pumas to chickens; the quasi-repellent concept of “women writers”; origami-ophilia in Oklahoma as a gateway drug to a lifelong obsession with Japan; discussions of favorite passages from the Heian masterpieces Genji and The Pillow Book; the frightening prevalence of orange as today’s new chic color for baby gifts; Frankenstein as a sort of baby; babies gold mines; babies as tiny Godzillas … Little Labors–atomized and exploratory, conceptually byzantine and freshly forthright–delights.