In Search Of Captain Zero

Autore: Alan C. Weisbecker
Editore: TarcherPerigee
ISBN: 9781585421770
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A surfer, photojournalist, and author describes his two-year odyssey from Mexico to Central America to search for his missing long-time friend and surfing companion, Christopher Conner, and his bizarre adventures along the way.

Can T You Get Along With Anyone

Autore: Allan C. Weisbecker
Editore: Bandito Books, LTD.
ISBN: 0979711703
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When Allan Weisbecker penned the last sentence of IN SEARCH OF CAPTAIN ZERO, most readers assumed the full scope of the tale had been told. But apparently, life had other plans. In his latest offering, CAN'T YOU GET ALONG WITH ANYONE?, Weisbecker chronicles the bizarre and convoluted circumstances that drove him from his adopted home in Costa Rica.

In Search Of The Rain Forest

Autore: Candace Slater
Editore: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822385279
Grandezza: 46,67 MB
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The essays collected here offer important new reflections on the multiple images of and rhetoric surrounding the rain forest. The slogan “Save the Rain Forest!”—emblazoned on glossy posters of tall trees wreathed in vines and studded with monkeys and parrots—promotes the popular image of a marvelously wild and vulnerable rain forest. Although representations like these have fueled laudable rescue efforts, in many ways they have done more harm than good, as these essays show. Such icons tend to conceal both the biological variety of rain forests and the diversity of their human inhabitants. They also frequently obscure the specific local and global interactions that are as much a part of today’s rain forests as are the array of plants and animals. In attending to these complexities, this volume focuses on specific portrayals of rain forests and the consequences of these characterizations for both forest inhabitants and outsiders. From diverse disciplines—history, archaeology, sociology, literature, law, and cultural anthropology—the contributors provide case studies from Latin America, Asia, and Africa. They point the way toward a search for a rain forest that is both a natural entity and a social history, an inhabited place and a shifting set of ideas. The essayists demonstrate how the single image of a wild and yet fragile forest became fixed in the popular mind in the late twentieth century, thereby influencing the policies of corporations, environmental groups, and governments. Such simplistic conceptions, In Search of the Rain Forest shows, might lead companies to tout their “green” technologies even as they try to downplay the dissenting voices of native populations. Or they might cause a government to create a tiger reserve that displaces peaceful peasants while opening the doors to poachers and bandits. By encouraging a nuanced understanding of distinctive, constantly evolving forests with different social and natural histories, this volume provides an important impetus for protection efforts that take into account the rain forest in all of its complexity. Contributors. Scott Fedick, Alex Greene, Paul Greenough, Nancy Peluso, Suzana Sawyer, Candace Slater, Charles Zerner

Cosmic Banditos

Autore: A. C. Weisbecker
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101127554
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Soon to be a major motion picture starring John Cusack! Mr. Quark is a down-on-his luck pot-smuggler hiding out in the mountains of Colombia with his dog, High Pockets, and a small band of banditos led by the irascible Jose. Only months before, these three and their fearless associates were rolling in millions in cash and high-grade marijuana, eluding prosecution on “ridiculously false” drug and terrorism charges. But times have quickly grown lean, and to liven up their exile, Jose decides to mug a family of American tourists. Among the spoils are physics texts, which launch Mr. Quark on a side-splitting, boisterous adventure north to California, where he confronts the owner of the books with his own theories on relativity, the nature of the universe, and looking for the meaning of life in all the wrong places….

World War Iii Nuclear War

Autore: Gary L. Wilson
Editore: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1480842281
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Author Gary L. Wilson has studied the Bible extensively for many years with the goal of saving the American people and the people in Europe who will be caught in the famine of the Antichrist. In World War III: Nuclear War, he provides Biblical evidence of how to prevent nine possible nuclear wars between the Pentagon and the Antichrist who will use the nuclear arsenals of Russia, the former Soviet nations, and Europe to threaten the world during World War III. Wilson offers an extensive discussion of the political, social, and spiritual implications of the coming warfareand what changes have already happened in Europe to make it possible for the Antichrist to start World War III in AD 2030. He tells the public how to prepare for the coming end times so they can be strong in their faith and look forward to peace with God. He also explains how to decipher the prophetic words and symbols found in the book of Revelation. Filled with ample scriptural evidence, World War III: Nuclear War outlines the instructions of Christ and the Lord God to avoid the impending nuclear wars. Wilson predicts a nuclear attack on Rome in 2030 as told in Revelation 18:4 and 18:19. He also predicts a major nuclear war and nuclear winter as told in Revelation 8:12.

American Sea Literature Seascapes Beach Narratives And Underwater Explorations

Autore: S. Yamashiro
Editore: Springer
ISBN: 1137463309
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Implementing a never-before-seen approach to sea literature, American Sea Literature: Seascapes, Beach Narratives, and Underwater Explorations explores the role of American maritime activities and their cultural representations in literature. Differentiating between the 'terrestrial' and 'oceanic' as concepts, Shin Yamashiro divides sea literature into three categories: literature on the sea, by the sea, and beneath the sea. Discussing both canonical works and new books on scuba diving, deep-sea explorations, and surfing, this fascinating study recognizes sea literature's unique influence on American history.

The Perfidy Of Captain Slyboots And Other Tales

Autore: George Augustus Sala
Editore:
ISBN:
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The Voyages And Adventures Of Captain Hatteras

Autore: Jules Verne
Editore:
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Grandezza: 24,17 MB
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Vista: 4234
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A Frenchman In Search Of Franklin

Autore: Emile Frédéric de Bray
Editore: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802028136
Grandezza: 68,71 MB
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In April 1852 Emile Frederic de Bray sailed down the Thames on board Resolute. The ship was bound for the icy waters north of Canada as part of Sir Edward Belcher's Arctic Squadron searching for Sir John Franklin and his men, missing since the summer of 1845. De Bray's diaries of his years with Resolute have not been published before, in any language, and only one other account of this particular Franklin search expedition exists. Enseigne-de-vaisseau de Bray, seconded at his own request from the French navy, was something of a rarity among those who made up the search parties: he was not British. (One of his shipmates hoped for the best: 'The Frenchman does not seem an Englishman,' he observed, 'but I suppose he will improve on acquaintance.') As a result de Bray notices and comments on details and incidents his fellow officers would have considered unremarkable. Cape de Bray on the northwest coast of Melville Island commemorates the efforts of this intrepid French officer, who gained the respect of his fellows, was made a Chevalier of the Legion d'honneur by Napoleon III, and was awarded the Arctic Medal by Queen Victoria.

The North West Passage And The Plans For The Search For Sir John Franklin

Autore: John Brown
Editore:
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Biography Of Captain Michael S Alexatos Usn Ret

Autore: Michael S. Alexatos
Editore: Author House
ISBN: 9781452030265
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The Voyages And Expeditions Of Captains Ross Parry Franklin In Search Of A North West Passage

Autore: W. H. Bishop
Editore:
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King Of The Universe

Autore: Mr.Babak Naderi
Editore: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466981350
Grandezza: 33,58 MB
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This book King of the Universe is about the human races survival and the future of our children on the Golden Planet. This book is also about the life of Captain Zero, fatefully as the king of the universe.

A Narrative Of The Voyages And Travels Of Captain Beechey To The Pacific And Behring S Straits

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Bearwallow

Autore: Jeremy B. Jones
Editore: Blair
ISBN: 9780895876249
Grandezza: 57,46 MB
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Jones' memoir of moving back to the Blue Ridge Mountains to land where his family has lived for over 200 years.

History Of The Expedition Of Captain Lewis And Clark 1804 5 6

Autore: Meriwether Lewis
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Impressions Of A Tenderfoot During A Journey In Search Of Sport In The Far West

Autore: Algernon Saint-Maur
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Vista: 9820
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Norway Sweden Denmark Iceland Greenland And The Search For The Poles

Autore: Eva March Tappan
Editore:
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Formato: PDF
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The Novels Of Captain Marryat

Autore: Frederick Marryat
Editore:
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Grandezza: 11,36 MB
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Zero Days

Autore: Barbara Egbert
Editore: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899974953
Grandezza: 38,24 MB
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In April 2004, Barbara Egbert and Gary Chambers and their precocious 10-year-old daughter Mary embarked on a 2,650-mile hike from Mexico to Canada along the famed Pacific Crest Trail. This the well-told tale of their epic adventure, which required love, perseverance, and the careful rationing of toilet paper. Six months later, Mary would become the youngest person ever to successfully walk the entire trail.The trio weathered the heat of the Mojave, the jagged peaks of the Sierra, the rain of Oregon, and the final cold stretch through the Northern Cascades. They discovered which family values, from love and equality to thrift and cleanliness, could withstand a long, narrow trail and 137 nights together in a 6-by-8-foot tent. Filled with tidbits of wisdom, practical advice, and humor, this story will both entertain and inspire readers to dream about and plan their own epic journey.