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Around Madagascar On My Kayak

Author : Riaan Manser
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In the last five years Riaan Manser has re-written the definition of tenacity and become the epitome of determination. Riaan rose to prominence when he became the first person to cycle around the entire perimeter of Africa. For over two years, he padalled a mammoth 37,000kms through 34 countries; some of which rank as the most dangerous places on Earth. It was a feat that earned him the title Adventurer of the Year 2006 and made his resulting book, Around Africa on my Bicycle, a best-seller. In July 2009 Riaan again set another world first when he became the first person to circumnavigate the world's fourth largest island of Madagascar by kayak; another expedition achieved alone and unaided. This incredible journey, 5000km in eleven months, was considerably more demanding, both physically and mentally. Daily, Riaan had to conquer extreme loneliness while ploughing through treacherous conditions such as cyclones, pounding surf and an unrelenting sun that, combined with up to ten hours in salt water, was literally pickling his body. The perseverance, of course, brought memorable close encounters with Madagascar's marine life - humpback whales breaching metres away from his kayak, giant leatherback turtles gliding alongside him and even having his boat rammed by sharks. Riaan travelled around Madagascar during a period of the country's political turmoil, which gave him unrivalled insight into the exotic island's psyche and even earned him two nights in prison on suspicion of carrying out mercenary activities. Around Madagascar in my Kayak is packed with engaging stories and beautiful photographs and is set to become another best-seller.

Madagascar

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A new, thoroughly updated 12th edition of Bradt's Madagascar, the leading and most comprehensive guide to this unique island nation, written by Hilary Bradt, who first visited in 1976 and has returned roughly 35 times, and Daniel Austin, who has visited 12 times and continues to travel there annually. Bradt's Madagascar is by far the most thorough guide to the country in English and is written and updated by established experts whose unparalleled knowledge of Madagascar combines with contributions from over 50 experts in a book which has been the most authoritative guide to the country for three decades. It covers national parks and protected areas and includes itineraries to suit all interests and budgets, plus details of around 1,000 hotels and restaurants. Madagascar is like nowhere else on earth. It is fascinating not only zoologically and botanically, but culturally, linguistically, historically and geologically. This vast island is the fourth largest in the world and also the oldest. This is part of the reason why it has evolved into an incredible hotspot for biodiversity, with a truly unique flora and fauna that is more than 80% endemic to the island, and with new species being described virtually on a daily basis. Madagascar is also the only place where you can see wild lemurs. Almost a quarter of the world's 450-or-so primates exist only here. With Bradt's Madagascar you can visit tropical rainforest and seek out its incredible flora and fauna; explore the otherworldly eroded limestone spires, most famously at Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park - Madagascar's most striking landscape; discover the beach-fringed islands around Nosy Be with their fabulous scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking, whale-watching and fishing opportunities; and make the most of a host of adventuring and sporting possibilities, including surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, rock climbing, tree climbing, caving, river trips, mountain biking, distance running, quad biking, trekking and hiking. Also covered are the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ambohimanga; the renowned Avenue des Baobabs, one of the country's most photographed scenes, and information on the best birdwatching spots: Madagascar has almost 300 avian species, with a high proportion of endemics, including five whole endemic families.

Madagascar

Author : Hilary Bradt
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Around Iceland on Inspiration

Author : Riaan Manser
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South Africa’s best-known adventurer Riaan Manser takes on his toughest – and coldest - challenge ever, to kayak around Iceland accompanied by Dan Skinstad, who suffers from mild cerebral palsy. Confronted by icy seas, raging winter storms and logistical nightmares, the two adventurers overcome daunting obstacles, including coming to terms with how to work together as a team. Around Iceland on Inspiration is a story about courage, friendship, determination and inspiration. It captures the true spirit of adventure and the stark beauty of Iceland. Around Iceland on Inspiration is Riaan’s story behind the controversial TV series aired in 2012 and is set to become another best-seller.

We Visit Madagascar

Author : Tammy Gagne
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Just off the southeastern coast of Africa, there lies the island country of Madagascar. It is home to a wide variety of animals and plants that can’t be found anywhere else on earth. But these aren’t the only things that separate this amazing land from the rest of the African continent. Life in Madagascar is different from anywhere else in the world. The people—and the island itself—seem to live in their own time, moving towards the future at their own pace. Of course, Madagascar and the Malagasy people have their own history as well as their share of problems. But with its rich culture and wildlife, Madagascar is a fascinating place with much hope for the future.

Kaapse bibliotekaris

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Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957- (also published separately)

The Big Issue Cape Town

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Kayak

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Surviving the Toughest Race on Earth

Author : Martin Dugard
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A sports journalist relates his experiences covering the Raid Gauloises, a days-long adventure race through the wilderness, and describes his own participation in the 1995 race held in Patagonia

Roger Rosenblatt Collection

Author : Roger Rosenblatt
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The Book of Goddesses Heroines

Author : Patricia Monaghan
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This popular reference work contains alphabetical listings of 1,533 mythological female deities. This is the only complete, one-volume recitation of their legends in any available source. Also contains an index of associations and groupings of goddess "families". With photos from the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago.

Chicorel Index to Poetry in Anthologies and Collections in Print 1975 1977

Author : Marietta Chicorel
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Chambers s Journal

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BBC Wildlife

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Canadian Geographic

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Freshwater and Marine Aquarium

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National Parks

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The University of Chicago Magazine

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The Geographical Magazine

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The Geographical Journal

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Includes the Proceedings of the Royal geographical society, formerly pub. separately.