A Cheetah's Tale


Author: Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1784770698

Category: Africa

Page: 208

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This charming autobiographical tale from Princess Michael of Kent tells of a girl growing up and the incredible bond that can exist between people and animals. Beautifully written by a natural storyteller and packed with fabulous photographs, it is also a wonderful portrait of Africa - the cheetah version of Born Free - and will delight readers worldwide. In the early 1960s, Marie Christine von Reibnitz (who would later become HRH Princess Michael of Kent) lived with her father on his farm in Mozambique. Then just a teenager, Princess Michael was entranced by the African landscape, by the wildlife and by the people she met. It was one of the happiest times of her life and she recounts that it was an orphaned cheetah cub (called Tess) who played a huge part in making it so. The relationship between the young Princess Michael and Tess, whom she hand-reared and later successfully released into the wild having trained her to hunt and survive on her own, will touch every reader's heart. The events of that period have remained with Princess Michael for the rest of her life and in A Cheetah's Tale she recalls not just the tale of Tess, but also the realities of life in Africa: from waking up in the middle of the night to find her father had just shot a lioness that was about to eat her to discovering a deadly Black Mamba curled up inside the loo! Tess was the inspiration for Princess Michael's lifelong interest in cheetah conservation and the epilogue covers some of her work as Patron of the Endangered Species Centre in South Africa and of the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia.

Love and Death Among the Cheetahs


Author: Rhys Bowen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451492862

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2347

Georgie and Darcy are finally on their honeymoon in Kenya's Happy Valley, but murder crashes the party in this all-new installment in the New York Times bestselling series. I was so excited when Darcy announced out of the blue that we were flying to Kenya for our extended honeymoon. Now that we are here, I suspect he has actually been sent to fulfill another secret mission. I am trying very hard not to pick a fight about it, because after all, we are in paradise! Darcy finally confides that there have been robberies in London and Paris. It seems the thief was a member of the aristocracy and may have fled to Kenya. Since we are staying in the Happy Valley—the center of upper-class English life—we are well positioned to hunt for clues and ferret out possible suspects. Now that I am a sophisticated married woman, I am doing my best to sound like one. But crikey! These aristocrats are a thoroughly loathsome sort enjoying a completely decadent lifestyle filled with wild parties and rampant infidelity. And one of the leading lights in the community, Lord Cheriton, has the nerve to make a play for me. While I am on my honeymoon! Of course, I put an end to that right off. When he is found bloodied and lifeless along a lonely stretch of road, it appears he fell victim to a lion. But it seems that the Happy Valley community wants to close the case a bit too quickly. Darcy and I soon discover that there is much more than a simple robbery and an animal attack to contend with here in Kenya. Nearly everyone has a motive to want Lord Cheriton dead and some will go to great lengths to silence anyone who asks too many questions. The hunt is on! I just hope I can survive my honeymoon long enough to catch a killer. . . .



Author: Caroline Arnold

Publisher: StarWalk Kids Media

ISBN: 1623345553

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 5277

In the wild, cheetahs are among the most endangered species. Hunting, disease, and destruction of their natural habitat have all played a part in reducing the world population. This lively photo essay introduces young readers to this sleek and beautiful big cat.

Zebras and Cheetahs

Look Different and Stay Agile to Survive the Business Jungle


Author: Micheal J. Burt,Colby B. Jubenville

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118644786

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 5104

Praise for Zebras and Cheetahs "It's not the big that eat the small. Today, it's the fast thateat the slow. Zebras and Cheetahs teaches you step by stephow to run faster, to be agile in the business jungle, and topounce on opportunity 10x quicker than your competitors." —GRANT CARDONE, New York Times bestsellingauthor of Sell or Be Sold "Business is a game for everyone, and whether you're anentrepreneur, a small business owner, or a corporate executive, youneed a guide. If you're striving for growth and profoundleadership, the Zebra and Cheetah philosophy will not only guideyou through the jungle alive, it will position you to beKing." —JEFFREY HAYZLETT, global business celebrity,bestselling author, and sometime cowboy "A fresh and unique look at leaders—and how to become abetter one." —RANDY GAGE, New York Times bestselling authorof Risky Is the New Safe "Standing out by being decidedly different, agile, and resilientare three themes of utmost importance for business success today.This book will give you insights, strategies, and tactics forachieving all three—and much more." —MARK SANBORN, author of The Fred Factor andFred 2.0 "Growing a business is not easy or for the faint of heart. InZebras and Cheetahs, Micheal and Colby offer a refreshingand entertaining take on how to see what you do differently, growyour leadership capabilities in new ways, and execute a growthplan." —Doug Tatum, author of No Man's Land: Where GrowingCompanies Fail; Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, MTSUWright Travel Chair

Tales of an African Vet


Author: Roy Aronson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762766905

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 7671

When do you watch a wild animal suffer and let nature take its course, and when do you intervene? In his more than twenty-five years as an African vet, Roy Aronson has tended to a two-ton rhino that lost its horn after colliding with a concrete wall, facilitated the miraculous recovery of a squirrel monkey, performed eye surgery on a lion out in the bush, and treated a hedgehog that had been mauled by a dog. He has also worked with some of Africa’s most dedicated conservationists and wildlife veterinarians. He has witnessed their passion and bravery and been with them when hard decisions had to be made. Tales of an African Vet brings together Dr. Aronson’s adventures in a rare behind-the-scenes look at those who treat wild animals in their natural habitats. Whether you are drawn to outdoor adventure stories, African wildlife, or the veterinarian’s trade, you will find this a riveting read, filled with rich insights into both the animal and human cultures of Africa.

Treasure of the Golden Cheetah

A Jade del Cameron Mystery


Author: Suzanne Arruda

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101136170

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7626

In 1920s Africa, American adventurer Jade del Cameron escorts a group of moviemakers on safari to Mount Kilimanjaro-and confronts a murderer. On safari for a Hollywood film shoot about King Solomon's lost treasure, Jade is to assist a troupe of American actors, some of whom are keen on finding the real treasure. Jade cannot wait to photograph Mount Kilimanjaro up close-and contemplate her beloved Sam's marriage proposal... Then, on the eve of their departure, the film's financial backer is killed by a native man who then commits suicide. As the group heads out, an uneasy Sam remains behind to investigate. Meanwhile, several hoaxes and a fatal curse convince Jade that a killer is at work among them. As Sam races to save her, Jade is tested as never before, by mysterious supernatural forces-and by a vengeful murderer...

Cheetah Chrome

A Dead Boy's Tale: From the Front Lines of Punk Rock


Author: Cheetah Chrome

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1616739800

Category: Music

Page: 368

View: 8386

Here is the autobiography of Cheetah Chrome, lead guitarist of the Dead Boys, one of the greatest punk bands ever. It’s a tale of success--and excess: great music, drugs (he overdosed and was pronounced dead three times), and resurrection. The Dead Boys, with roots in the band Rocket from the Tombs, came out of Cleveland to dominate the NYC punk scene in the mid-1970s. Their hit “Sonic Reducer� soon became a punk anthem. Now, for the first time, Cheetah dishes on the people he’s known onstage and off, including the Dead Boys’ legendary singer Stiv Bators, Johnny Thunders of the New York Dolls, the Ramones, the Clash, Pere Ubu, and the Ghetto Dogs, as well as life at CBGBs, a year with Nico, and more. Straight from the man, these are the backstage stories that every punk fan will want to hear. Never mind the Sex Pistols, here’s Cheetah Chrome!

Save the Cheetah


Author: Louise Spilsbury

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1477760334

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 644

Cheetahs may be the fastest animals on land, but they are unable to outrun the dangers that have brought them to the brink of extinction. Readers will learn all about cheetahs and the hardships they face, various conservation groups, and ways to aid these face-paced wonders.