Deep Jungle

Journey To The Heart Of The Rainforest

Author: Fred Pearce

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409010961

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 7171

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: 7745

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.

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: 7280

"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! "

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: 7482

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: 3769

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: 6076

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: 3343

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: 3919

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: 9765

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.

Deep Cover

Author: Brian Garfield

Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers

ISBN: 9049985882

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5494

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

Author: Gerry Griffiths

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781925597868

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

View: 8555

Entomologist Frank Travis takes his family on a weeklong vacation to a remote resort in the Amazon jungle. Frank doesn't mind that the kids will be tagging along; he's more worried that they won't share his sense of adventure, especially how he is always bragging that everything is bigger in the Amazon. Words he will soon regret. After an earthquake, the family gets separated and must struggle to survive in a perilous region of the jungle never explored before. An unbelievable world filled with incredible creatures and impending danger, certainly not the vacation everyone had in mind.

A Grammar of Semelai

Author: Nicole Kruspe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521814973

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 493

View: 7865

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: 1890

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.

The Amazon of Brazil

Author: John Waggoner

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 1588437930

Category: Travel

Page: 97

View: 2639

For many travelers, exploring the Amazon is the dream of a lifetime. Within this wet, breathing biomass is one-fifth of the worldOCOs fresh ground water. There are close to four million square miles of rainforest in the Amazon, much larger than many countries of the world. On the Brazilian side alone, three-fifths of the countryOCOs landmass is in the Amazon, including the Amazon River, the longest in the world. The region is incredibly important to Brazilian history and culture. For this reason, when people think of the Amazon they typically think of Brazil. Sometimes called by the generic term OC Amaznia, OCO the region got its name from the Spanish friar Gaspar de Cavajal, who chronicled the voyage up the great river of explorer Francisco de Orellana in the early 16th century. The friar wrote that women warriors attacked their ship, supposedly to capture them for procreation before killing them OCo like the mythical Amazons of ancient Greece. The reality is that Amaznia is one of the least populous regions in the world. Like Brazil itself, it is a region of contrasts, with limited infrastructure, but with some of the worldOCOs richest resources of produce, timber and minerals. Outside the cities, visitors rapidly come in contact with the traditional subsistence lifestyle of the caboclos, as the river dwellers are known. Farther into the forest, the indigenous communities largely maintain their Pre-Colombian ways of life. The wildlife and the ever-changing landscape and riverways make each visit unique. So quickly do the river passages change their course that it is sometimes not possible to return from the jungle along the same route you took going in. Today there are an incredible range of options for visiting this amazing region, from comfortable lodges on stilts over the water to journeys on river boats or rugged expeditions into the deep jungle. This book divides the immense Amazonian region into western and eastern sections, as each has its own unique characteristics. The Western Amazon is the state of Amazonas on the border with Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela. In this region of the Amazon nearly 98% of the rainforest is unspoiled. It is here where the pristine headwaters of the Amazon OCo the Rio Negro and the Rio Solimoes OCo come down from the Andes, far from the modern world. The main port of entry for exploring this region is the jungle metropolis called Manaus. On the eastern side of the Amazon, there are some amazingly beautiful destinations, but there are fewer options as the region has been partially deforested and basic transportation and infrastructure are problematic. The top destination on the eastern side is Pari state, with its rich cultural life, the exotic capital Bel(r)m, nearby Ilha de Maraj, and Santar(r)m, up the Amazon River near the border with Amazonas. The author, a longtime resident of Brazil, is Latin America news director for ICIS, an international news agency. The best hotels for every budget are detailed, from beach resorts to country inns, restaurants, attractions and activities are detailed in the cities, towns and villages. Shop-till-you-drop ideas for crystals, native handicrafts, Amazonian fetishes and more. The history, culture and music of the country are examined up-close, taking you into BrazilOCOs samba schools, rainforests and amazing nightlife. Includes an easy-to-use language primer."

Jungle Nurse

Author: Pamela Gouldsbury

Publisher: N.A


Category: Malaya

Page: 205

View: 9621

The Disorder of Longing

Author: Natasha Bauman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101014967

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 879

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.