Deep Jungle

Journey To The Heart Of The Rainforest

Author: Fred Pearce

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409010961

Category: History

Page: 320

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DEEP JUNGLE is an exploration of the most alien and feared habitat on Earth. Starting with man's earliest recorded adventures, Fred Pearce journeys high into the canopy - home to two-thirds of all the creatures on our planet, many of whom never come down to earth. During his travels he encounters all manner of fantastic flora and fauna, including a frog that can glide from tree to tree, a spider that can drag live chickens into its burrow and a flower that smells of decaying flesh. It is in the jungle that Pearce discovers secrets about how evolution works, the intricate links that connect us all, and maybe even clues to where humans came from - here is the key to our future foods and medicines, our climate and our understanding of how life works. At the start of a new millennium Pearce asks why we continue to waste precious time - and billions of dollars - looking for signs of life elsewhere in our universe when the greatest range of life-forms that have ever existed lies right here on our doorstep. Today environmentalists say we are on the verge of destroying the last rainforests, and with them the planet's evolutionary crucible, and maybe even its ability to maintain life on Earth. But nature has a way of getting its own back. The Mayans and the people of Angkor went too far in manipulating nature and paid the ultimate price. Their civilisations died and the jungle returned. Nature reclaimed it's own and it may do so again ...

Deep in the Jungle

Author: Dan Yaccarino

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606274814

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9517

After being tricked into joining the circus, an arrogant lion escapes and returns to the jungle where he lives peacefully with the animals he used to terrorize.

Das zweite Dschungelbuch - The Second Jungle Book

Die Geschichten über Mowgli - zweisprachig: deutsch/englisch - bilingual: German/English

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 373924853X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 283

View: 6362

Diese Fortsetzung seines spannenden Klassikers "Das Dschungelbuch" veröffentlichte Kipling im Jahr 1895. Im zweiten Buch befinden sich fünf weitere Abenteuer von Mowgli und seinen tierischen Freunden. Für ein ungetrübtes Lesevergnügen und ein korrektes Deutschlernen junger Dschungelbuch-Fans folgen die Texte den aktuellen Rechtschreibregeln. Diese deutsch- und englischsprachige Ausgabe enthält eine Einführung, die den historischen Hintergrund und Interpretationsansätze erläutert. Inhalt: Wie die Angst entstand - Lasst den Dschungel los! - Des Königs Ankus - Rothund - Der Frühlingslauf - Gedichte Contents: How Fear Came - Letting In the Jungle - The King's Ankus - Red Dog - The Spring Running - Poems

A History of Counterinsurgency [2 volumes]

Author: Gregory Fremont-Barnes

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440804257

Category: Political Science

Page: 798

View: 3116

This two-volume history of counterinsurgency covers all the major and many of the lesser known examples of this widespread and enduring form of conflict, addressing the various measures employed in the attempt to overcome the insurgency and examining the individuals and organizations responsible for everything from counterterrorism to infrastructure building. • Provides an extremely broad coverage of counterinsurgency that spans the period from 1900 to the present day and addresses geographical areas such as Algeria, India, Northern Ireland, Iraq, Afghanistan, Malaya, Cyprus, Vietnam, and many other regions and countries • Supplies historical and geographical perspectives that enable the reader to examine each chapter as an independent case study and compare and contrast each event with others to draw lessons across time • Includes an extensive bibliography that covers all aspects of modern counterinsurgency-based themes, including geographical regions, theory, and tactics

The Knapsack

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Jungle Hunt

Author: Don Pendleton

Publisher: Gold Eagle

ISBN: 0373644019

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 6482

When Mack Bolan comes face-to-face with evil while in the jungles of South America, he must stop a rogue army general and a ruthless multinational corporation from reaping billions from the blood of the innocent. Original.

Deep Down in the Jungle...

Author: Roger D. Abrahams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351523201

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 2234

With the growth of interest in folklore, it becomes increasingly evident that the presentation of a collection needs some rationale more than the fact that traditional materials have been collected and properly annotated. Much has been gathered and is now accessible through journals, archives, and lists. If a corpus of lore is not presented in some way, which bears new light on the process of word-of-mouth transmission, on traditional forms or expressions, or on the group among whom the lore was encountered, there is little reason to present it to the public. This work represents an attempt to present a body of folklore collected among one small group of Black Americans in a neighborhood in South Philadelphia. The author's approach toward collection and presentation has been intensive. He has tried to collect "in depth," and to recreate in his presentation the social background in which the lore was found, and to relate the lore with the life and the values of the group. Abraham's work is a departure from any past methods of analyzing folklore, and therefore a description of the author's point of view and his method will be given first. The majority of this work was written before his methodology was actually formulated. However throughout the project û the object was to illuminate as fully as possible the lore of one small group of African Americans from urban Philadelphia. The methodology, which developed, did so because of this objective more than anything else. Though the formulation of this theory may seem ex post facto, it is included because it clarified much during the rewritings of this book, and more importantly, because it will clarify many matters for the lay reader and for the professional folklorist.

Geronimo Stilton #5: Four Mice Deep in the Jungle

Author: Geronimo Stilton

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545391679

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 2772

Enter the world of Geronimo Stilton, where another funny adventure is always right around the corner. Each book is a fast-paced adventure with lively art and a unique format kids 7-10 will love. I have never been a brave mouse... but lately, my fears were taking over my life! Soon I was too afraid even to leave my mousehole. That's when Thea and Trap decided to cure me. They dragged me away on an airplane (I'm afraid of flying!) all the way to the jungle. There I was forced to eat bug soup, climb trees as high as skyscrapers, swim in raging rivers, and even wrangle snakes! How would a 'fraidy mouse like me ever survive?

Geronimo Stilton: Four Mice Deep in the Jungle (#5)

Author: Geronimo Stilton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141351098

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 8026

Geronimo Stilton has taken the world by storm! Funny and adventurous stories with colourful, engaging text design from the UK publishers who brought you Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Perfect for both avid and reluctant readers of 5+ Four Mice Deep in the Jungle Geronimo Stilton is not a brave mouse. In fact, he's scared of everything! His sister Thea decides it's time for him to face his fears, so she drags him off to the jungle to face raging rivers, deadly snakes and a diet of bugs. Will Geronimo survive long enough to become King of the Jungle? *Over 75 million copies sold* *Also available in audio* Geronimo Stilton is the publisher of The Rodent's Gazette, Mouse Island's most famouse newspaper. In his spare time, Mr. Stilton enjoys collecting antique cheese rinds, playing golf, and telling stories to his nephew Benjamin. He lives in New Mouse City, Mouse Island.

The Jungle Books

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101637722

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5984

Rudyard Kipling’s beloved collection of short stories about a boy raised by wolves who learns the Laws of the Jungle. Mowgli, lost in the deep jungle as a child, is adopted into a family of wolves. Hunted by Shere Khan, the Bengal tiger, Mowgli is allowed to run with the wolf pack under the protection of Bagheera, the black panther, and Baloo, the brown bear who teaches wolf cubs the Laws of the Jungle. Through his many adventures, Mowgli evolves from a man-cub to a just and compassionate human being who at last returns to join—perhaps to lead—his own kind. W. Somerset Maugham calls Kipling “our greatest short story writer,” and in The Jungle Books, he says, Kipling’s “great and varied gifts find their most brilliant expression.” His most famous work effortlessly captures the imagination and has inspired beloved film adaptations, including Disney's The Jungle Book, as well as readers the world over. With an Introduction by Alberto Manguel and an Afterword by Alev Lytle Croutier From the Paperback edition.

Deep Cover

Author: Brian Garfield

Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers

ISBN: 9049985882

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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A Soviet spymaster launches an audacious plan against the American military The KGB calls it Amergrad. Buried deep in Siberia, just a few hundred miles from the Chinese border, it’s the most tightly guarded secret in the Soviet Union. Away from the frigid tundra, behind wall after wall of barbed-wire fence, is a perfectly ordinary small American city. It has gas stations, diners, movie theaters, and more cars than all of Leningrad. The residents speak English at all times, observing every custom of American life until it becomes second nature. When they graduate, they move to Tucson. Two decades later, Tucson is the center of the American military-industrial complex, and graduates of Amergrad are in positions of power at every level. These perfect Soviet spies hold the keys to the American nuclear array, and their mission is about to begin.

Deep in the Jungle of Doom (Give Yourself Goosebumps #11)

Author: R. L. Stine

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545841704

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 6547

"Reader beware--you choose the scare! GIVE YOURSELF GOOSEBUMPS! You're headed to a South American jungle with your nature-study class. Everything seems pretty cool at first, but then you start to get bored. Where's the beach? Where's the excitement? So you and your friend decide to do a little exploring on your own. That's when you see something so freaky, all you want to do is get out of there! If you run screaming down one trail you'll end up at a waterfall with a creepy underground cave. If you choose the other trail you'll eat some fruit that turns you into a crazy-looking sea monster. Will you get back to normal before things start to get really fish?!! The choice is yours in this scary GOOSEBUMPS adventure that's packed with over 20 super-spooky endings! "

A Grammar of Semelai

Author: Nicole Kruspe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521814973

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 493

View: 7855

This volume comprises the first comprehensive grammar of a language from the Aslian subgroup, within the Mon-Khmer branch of the Austroasiatic family. Spoken by approximately 4,000 people in the lowland forests of the Malay Peninsula, Semelai has many distinctive features of interest to linguistic typologists, phonologists, morphologists and syntacticians. The volume provides a unique reference resource for South-East Asian language specialists, as well as general linguists.


Malaya 1957. a Country Gains Freedom, But Deep in the Jungle Fighting Continues......

Author: Lachlan Gunn

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467880434

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

View: 352

Malaya 1957 and a country on the brink of independence. Acting on secret intelligence a Gurkha patrol from the British Army is sent deep into the jungle to ambush a group of Chinese Communist Terrorists. It is accompanied by Alick Gordon, a young officer from the Scottish Border Regiment, Arthur Bryant, a seasoned District Superintendent from the Special Branch of the Malayan Police and Jalil, a tracker and guide from the local orang asli people. The Communist Unit is led by Hor Too, a renowned and ruthless jungle fighter and is accompanied by Ah Sim, a female member of the Politburo. The tide has turned for the Communists due to the successful counter-insurgency campaign, where the phrase winning the 'hearts and minds' of a population was first coined. The outcome of the ambush is unexpected and Alick Gordon is deeply affected by some of the deaths. In the days after independence (Merdeka) he takes a short break and makes a journey across Malaya. He finds comfort and solace in the company of those he meets, and one person will change his life forever.

Jungle Nurse

Author: Pamela Gouldsbury

Publisher: N.A


Category: Malaya

Page: 205

View: 9719

The Disorder of Longing

Author: Natasha Bauman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101014967

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 1859

When her husband arrives home carrying a crate of colorful orchids, Ada Caswell Pryce thinks he is bringing her a gift, a peace offering during an unhappy time in their marriage; little does she know how much these strange looking flowers are going to change her life. By Boston standards of the 1890’s, Ada is not a good wife. Strong-willed and beautiful, she longs for the days at university when she was free to be herself. Her husband Edward is intent on curbing her wild behavior, but she thwarts him at every turn -- she drinks wine with the housekeepers, gives feminist books to her maid, and sneaks out for midnight horseback rides along the Charles River. To treat Ada’s “hysteria,” Edward restricts her daily activities and her relationships, then carefully choreographs her sexuality. Unable to bear another day of her stultifying and demeaning existence, Ada secretly plots ways to leave. Ultimately, it is her husband’s all-consuming passion for collecting rare orchids that provides Ada with a daring opportunity for escape. Once free, Ada’s lust for adventure takes her through the dangerous slums of New York, across the high seas of the Atlantic, and finally deep into the lush jungles of Brazil.

Indigenous Youth in Brazilian Amazonia

Changing Lived Worlds

Author: P. Virtanen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137266511

Category: Social Science

Page: 221

View: 3755

How do Amazonian native young people perceive, question, and negotiate the new kinds of social and cultural situations in which they find themselves? Virtanen looks at how current power relations constituted by ethnic recognition, new social contacts, and cooperation with different institutions have shaped the current native youth in Amazonia.