Rivers in the Rain Forest

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Author: Saviour Pirotta

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750221993

Category: Rain forests

Page: 32

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An introduction to rivers as a source of life for people, plants and animals which introduces the water cycle; the importance of rain to the life cycle of plants; the use of rivers through their resources (fish and gold); and as transport routes.

Kings for Three Days

The Play of Race and Gender in an Afro-Ecuadorian Festival

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Author: Jean Muteba Rahier

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252094727

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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With its rich mix of cultures, European influences, colonial tensions, and migration from bordering nations, Ecuador has long drawn the interest of ethnographers, historians, and political scientists. In this book, Jean Muteba Rahier delivers a highly detailed, thought-provoking examination of the racial, sexual, and social complexities of Afro-Ecuadorian culture, as revealed through the annual Festival of the Kings. During the Festival, the people of various villages and towns of Esmeraldas--Ecuador's province most associated with blackness--engage in celebratory and parodic portrayals, often donning masks, cross-dressing, and disguising themselves as blacks, indigenous people, and whites, in an obvious critique of local, provincial, and national white, white-mestizo, and light-mulatto elites. Rahier shows that this festival, as performed in different locations, reveals each time a specific location's perspective on the larger struggles over identity, class, and gender relations in the racial-spacial order of Esmeraldas, and of the Ecuadorian nation in general.

Story without End

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Author: Marcus Tempus

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1491808209

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

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Marcus recently left a senior executive position and is adjusting to his new life as what a friend has labeled him: a Renaissance man. During this period of adjustment from profit- and process-driven, almost manic, activity to a more leisurely pace, he is researching many interests to keep his brain active in order to maintain his sanity. Among other things, he is traveling extensively, with his camera, finding and enjoying many different experiences. He is based in downtown Chicago and from there stays busy by working for some local charities and remains in touch with the world of business through the almost compulsory consultancy work expected from retired executives. This aspect of his life is as near as he ever is likely to get to the state of normal. His friends keep reminding him about the need to become grounded, a condition he never wants to be in full time. He finds travel and writing pleasurable ways to pass the time, but do they feed the inner man? As a financially independent and self-labeled man of the world, he thinks not. He has therefore set out on a quest to see if true love exists and if there is a soul mate out there just for him. He has been close to true love a few times, but so far he has not experienced the really deep emotional connection with another person that he believes exists. He has yet to see it or find it, which is why he has set out on a mission to see if he can find real deep, true love. To record his adventures and emotions, he decided to write three books to help him find what he is looking for. The first book, 21 Days to Love, has been published. It explains the beginning of his mission, which started with an intense and powerful love affair with Tina. That relationship ended, and shortly afterward he met Anastasia. They went on a twenty-one day journey and fell in love with each other a little, or maybe a lot. This second book details his confusion at deciding who he is and where he is going, as reflected in the title—Story Without End. The third book will be written in 2014 to document the outcome of this journey and if he did indeed find the love he is seeking. The travel aspects of the first two books are largely actual and factual. 21 Days to Love includes visits to Paris, Ireland, London, Marrakech, New Orleans, Santorini, and Malaysia. Story Without End contains travel to Madeira, the Canary Islands, Spain, Key West, Grand Cayman, New Orleans, Wales, Rome, Rio de Janeiro, and the Brazilian Amazon. Some of the characters in the books are real, but most are not. They have been created in the imagination of Marcus. Along with the love relationships and passionate encounters, they are part of his delusional quest for a soul mate.

The Other Room

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Author: Sidney Owitz

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452095233

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

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“The Other Room” is a sequel to “Portraits in a Gallery” where the stories of a number of portraits hanging on the walls in a gallery were discussed. This is not unlike “Pictures at an Exhibition”, a collection of descriptive musical pieces by Modest Moussorgsky on viewing his friend’s art works at an exhibition. “The Other Room” is the adjacent room to the main gallery where further portraits are being displayed. Each portrait is given a life of its own. It is hoped that for those who cannot see the actual portraits the description of the subjects will be even more complete than the viewing of them.

Guyana Memories

Stories and Poems

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Author: Dr. Hanif Gulmahamad

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469133962

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

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This book contains 15 stories and 48 poems. Four of the stories are works of fiction. Some of the stories, for example, Life on a sugar plantation in colonial Guyana, contain a lot of information of historical significance that has previously been unrecorded and could well be lost in the passage of time. I was born in 1945 on Springlands Sugar Estate where we lived in a small cottage in the estate compound behind and west of the District Commissioners Office building. The story about life on a British colonial sugar plantation is drawn from personal experience and it is told in the voice of someone who actually lived that life. The story entitled: Going to America represents todays reality of Guyanese who have left, leaving, or trying to leave Guyana. The expatriate Guyanese community, particularly in North America, should certainly be able to relate to that experience. Many of my compatriots were forced to undergo a second traumatic deracination for economic and political reasons, lack of opportunity in the homeland, no jobs, no viable future, and other reasons, when they emigrated to Britain, United States of America, Canada, the West Indies, and other places. The ancestors of Afro-Guyanese were dragged out of Africa and brought to the New World as slaves. The forefathers of Indo-Guyanese were lured to British Guiana by deception and false promises and became bound coolies trapped in a form of indentured servitude that some regard as another form of slavery. The second Guyanese uprooting and displacement, though done largely voluntarily, was no less disruptive, frightening, emotionally turbulent, and difficult than the first one either from Africa or India. Life for these people in a new land, very often in hostile climatic conditions quite unlike the tropical conditions in the homeland, was difficult, harrowing, stressful, tumultuous, psychologically traumatic, and distressing for new emigrants. The history of the Guyanese people is written in blood, sweat, tears, suffering, and misery. The children of the new Guyanese diaspora will subsequently have their own story to tell about life in an alien land. It has been said that it is easy for the poor to escape from a poor nation but it is not so easy for them to escape poverty in a rich nation. Emigrants, particularly those of an older generation, who are set in their ways, often experience extreme difficulties acculturating and assimilating into a different society and adjusting to an alien way of life. They are often relegated to a shadowy existence in the marginalized immigrant community standing on the periphery of an alien culture looking in and experiencing loneliness, hopelessness, helplessness, and lacking a sense of belonging. Refer to the poem in this book entitled: Living in a place where you were not born for some insights on this issue. Stories such as: Hunting birds with slingshots in Guyana, Making and flying kites in Guyana, Catching mullet at No. 73 waterside, Notorious fowl thieves of the village, and When you really know it was Christmas time, can elicit strong nostalgia and sentimental memories of youthful experiences so pleasurable and engrossing that it could cause you to yearn for a past life that was simple, care-free, full of wonderful remembrances and recollections. When I think of the wonderful life I once lived at Clonbrook, I am a young lad all over again and I am happy. Those who lived that life and had fond memories of it should certainly share these stories with their children and grandchildren. Make these stories more real and fascinating by adding your own memories and experiences as you read them to your descendants. After all, everybody has a story to tell. There are forty eight poems in this compilation that are sure to evoke emotions and nostalgia. Many deal with subject matters pertaining to the Corentyne. The reason for that is simple. I was born and raised in the Upper Corentyne and I hold lots of treasured an

Tales of a Female Nomad

Living at Large in the World

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Author: Rita Golden Gelman

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307421746

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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Rita Golden Gelman is an ordinary woman who is living an extraordinary existence. At the age of forty-eight, on the verge of a divorce, Rita left an elegant life in L.A. to follow her dream of travelling the world, connecting with people in cultures all over the globe. In 1986 Rita sold her possessions and became a nomad, living in a Zapotec village in Mexico, sleeping with sea lions on the Galapagos Islands, and residing everywhere from thatched huts to regal palaces. She has observed orangutans in the rain forest of Borneo, visited trance healers and dens of black magic, and cooked with women on fires all over the world. Rita’s example encourages us all to dust off our dreams and rediscover the joy, the exuberance, and the hidden spirit that so many of us bury when we become adults.

Forest Environments in the Mekong River Basin

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Author: H. Sawada,M. Araki,N.A. Chappell,J.V. LaFrankie,A. Shimizu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9784431465034

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 299

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Until now, there have been few research works on Cambodian forests because of the long civil war, which restricted access to the area. This book fills gaps in data about the world’s forests, presenting new topics of research in forests like Cambodia’s. The book consists of three parts: forest hydrology, forest management, and forest ecology, providing an understanding of continental river basins. The latest data are presented, as derived from advanced observation systems for atmospheric flux, ground water level, soil water movement, and stable isotope variation as well as remote sensing, used for continuous measurements of forest environments.

Native and National in Brazil

Indigeneity after Independence

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Author: Tracy Devine Guzmán

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469602105

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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How do the lives of indigenous peoples relate to the romanticized role of "Indians" in Brazilian history, politics, and cultural production? Native and National in Brazil charts this enigmatic relationship from the sixteenth century to the present, focusing on the consolidation of the dominant national imaginary in the postindependence period and highlighting Native peoples' ongoing work to decolonize it. Engaging issues ranging from sovereignty, citizenship, and national security to the revolutionary potential of art, sustainable development, and the gendering of ethnic differences, Tracy Devine Guzman argues that the tensions between popular renderings of "Indianness" and lived indigenous experience are critical to the unfolding of Brazilian nationalism, on the one hand, and the growth of the Brazilian indigenous movement, on the other. Devine Guzman suggests that the "indigenous question" now posed by Brazilian indigenous peoples themselves--how to be Native and national at the same time--can help us to rethink national belonging in accordance with the protection of human rights, the promotion of social justice, and the consolidation of democratic governance for indigenous and nonindigenous citizens alike.

The Rainforest Grew All Around

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Author: Susan K. Mitchell

Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing

ISBN: 9780976882367

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Children will delight in discovering the many plants and animals who call the rain forest home in a clever adaptation of the song The Green Grass Grows All Around.

The New Key to Costa Rica

A Wild and Crazy Guide to Celebrating Your True Self

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Author: Beatrice Blake

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1569759006

Category: Travel

Page: 560

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Fodor's Peru

with Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail

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Author: Fodor's

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 0891419462

Category: Travel

Page: 496

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For many travelers, this is the trip of a lifetime: Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Inca, and the Nazca lines are among the most-visited and awe-inspiring archaeological sites in the world. Fodor’s Peru ebook edition provides expert advice on everything from the best guides to the Inca Trail to how to experience native cultures on Lake Titicaca. Expanded Coverage: Focused coverage on Peru’s essential, must-see destinations includes new restaurants and hotels. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Features such as Top Attractions, Great Itineraries, packing advice, and frequently asked questions make planning simple. Extensive information on trusted tour operators allows travelers to book with confidence. Convenient overviews present each region and its highlights, and chapter planning sections have savvy advice for making the most of your time and getting around by car, bus, and train. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Peru ebook edition offers savvy advice and recommendations from expert writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.

FaceOff

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Author: Lee Child,Michael Connelly,John Sandford,Lisa Gardner,Dennis Lehane,Steve Berry,Jeffery Deaver,Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child,James Rollins,Joseph Finder,Steve Martini,Heather Graham,Ian Rankin,Linda Fairstein,M. J. Rose,R.L. Stine,Raymond Khoury,Linwood Barclay,John Lescroart,T. Jefferson Parker,F. Paul Wilson,Peter James

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476762082

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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A New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller! Edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci and including stories by Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver, and more, this one-of-a-kind anthology pulls together the most beloved characters from the best and most popular thriller series today. Worlds collide! In an unprecedented collaboration, twenty-three of the world’s bestselling and critically acclaimed thriller writers have paired their series characters—such as Harry Bosch, Jack Reacher, and Lincoln Rhyme—in an eleven-story anthology curated by the International Thriller Writers (ITW). All of the contributors to FaceOff are ITW members and the stories feature these dynamic duos: · Patrick Kenzie vs. Harry Bosch in “Red Eye,” by Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly · John Rebus vs. Roy Grace in “In the Nick of Time,” by Ian Rankin and Peter James · Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy vs. Aloysius Pendergast in “Gaslighted,” by R.L. Stine, Douglas Preston, and Lincoln Child · Malachai Samuels vs. D.D. Warren in “The Laughing Buddha,” by M.J. Rose and Lisa Gardner · Paul Madriani vs. Alexandra Cooper in “Surfing the Panther,” by Steve Martini and Linda Fairstein · Lincoln Rhyme vs. Lucas Davenport in “Rhymes With Prey,” by Jeffery Deaver and John Sandford · Michael Quinn vs. Repairman Jack in “Infernal Night,” by Heather Graham and F. Paul Wilson · Sean Reilly vs. Glen Garber in “Pit Stop,” by Raymond Khoury and Linwood Barclay · Wyatt Hunt vs. Joe Trona in “Silent Hunt,” by John Lescroart and T. Jefferson Parker · Cotton Malone vs. Gray Pierce in “The Devil’s Bones,” by Steve Berry and James Rollins · Jack Reacher vs. Nick Heller in “Good and Valuable Consideration,” by Lee Child and Joseph Finder So sit back and prepare for a rollicking ride as your favorite characters go head-to-head with some worthy opponents in FaceOff—it’s a thrill-a-minute read.

Die Stadt des Affengottes

Eine unbekannte Zivilisation, ein mysteriöser Fluch, eine wahre Geschichte

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Author: Douglas Preston

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641203929

Category: History

Page: 368

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Eine wahre Indiana-Jones-Geschichte - eine archäologische Sensation Schon seit dem 16. Jahrhundert gab es Gerüchte über eine Provinz im Regenwald von Honduras, deren Städte reich und prachtvoll seien, ganz besonders die Weiße Stadt, auch Stadt des Affengottes genannt. Immer wieder machten sich Abenteurer und Archäologen auf die Suche nach den Zeugnissen dieser Zivilisation, die offenbar nicht zu den Mayas gehörte. Manchmal stießen sie tatsächlich auf Ruinen, aber eine wirkliche Erforschung war in dem von giftigen Schlangen und tödlichen Krankheitserregern verseuchten und vom Dschungel überwucherten Gelände unmöglich. Erst die moderne Lasertechnik, mit deren Hilfe das Gelände aus der Luft gescannt wird, ermöglichte genauere Hinweise, wo sich größere Ansiedlungen befinden. Um sie vor Ort zu untersuchen muss man sich allerdings auch heute noch auf den beschwerlichen Weg durch den Dschungel machen. Der Schriftsteller und Journalist Douglas Preston schloss sich kürzlich einer archäologischen Expedition an. Sie fand tatsächlich die eindrucksvollen Ruinen einer untergegangenen Stadt, aber sie zahlte am Ende auch einen hohen Preis.

The Amazon and the Sahara

Using Double Line Graphs and Double Bar Graphs

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Author: Orli Zuravicky

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823988686

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Compares the the climate, animals, plants, and population of two very different ecosystems--the Amazon rain forest and the Sahara desert--to demonstate the use of two different types of graphs.

Die versunkene Stadt Z

Expedition ohne Wiederkehr - das Geheimnis des Amazonas

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Author: David Grann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442156665

Category:

Page: 413

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Electrified Voices

Medial, Socio-Historical and Cultural Aspects of Voice Transfer

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Author: Dmitri Zakharine,Nils Meise

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3847000241

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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Ziel dieses Buches ist, das Phänomen der elektrifizierten Stimme interdisziplinär aus medientechnischen, sozialhistorischen und kulturvergleichenden Perspektiven zu erschließen. Der Fokus richtet sich auf drei Problemkomplexe: die gesellschaftliche Reflexion über Aufgaben der elektrischen Stimmübertragung, die Mediation von gender- und berufsspezifischen Stimmstereotypen in audio- und audiovisuellen Formaten und die Genese dieser Stimmstereotypen in nationalen Radio- und Filmkulturen. Die Historisierung der gesellschaftlichen Erfahrung im Bereich der Stimmmediation, Stimmmediennutzung und Stimmmediendeutung hat eine hohe Relevanz im Hinblick auf das Verständnis von zeitgenössischen kollektiven Lernprozessen, die durch den rasanten Technikwandel ausgelöst werden.

Tropical Forests and Climate

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Author: N. Myers

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792316886

Category: Science

Page: 266

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Tropical forests affect climate, and the removal of the forests will change climate. Or not? This book discusses basic questions on how far, if at all, tropical deforestation leads to climatic change. The question of this uncertainty is particularly addressed. One important consequence of the uncertainties of whether deforestation affects climate is how scientific findings best illuminate the policy-making process.