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Elephant Dawn

Author : Sharon Pincott
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'A book to take readers into another world.' - Caroline Jones AO, presenter, Australian Story 'A raw, honest story that needs to be heard.' - Tony Park, bestselling author of An Empty Coast 'This mesmerizing book is not just about a love of elephants, it is also about the indomitable spirit of someone who followed her passion.' - Cynthia Moss, world-renowned elephant specialist, celebrated in the BBC's Echo of the Elephants In 2001, Sharon Pincott traded her privileged life as a high-flying corporate executive to start a new one with the Presidential Elephants of Zimbabwe. She was unpaid, untrained, self-funded and arrived with the starry-eyed idealism of most foreigners during early encounters with Africa. For thirteen years - the worst in Zimbabwe's volatile history - this intrepid Australian woman lived in the Hwange bush fighting for the lives of these elephants, forming an extraordinary and life-changing bond with them. Powerfully moving, sometimes disturbing and often very funny, Elephant Dawn is a celebration of love, courage and honour amongst our greatest land mammals. With resilience beyond measure, Sharon earns the supreme right to call them family.

Elephant

Author : Errol Fuller
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A lavishly illustrated celebration of these glorious animals—and a poignant lament for their future Elephants are among the most beloved of all creatures. Their behavior can seem almost human, from their complex social interactions to their need to mourn their dead. They are also among the most persecuted of animals, subjected to untold cruelty at the hands of humans through the ages. In this stunningly illustrated book, Errol Fuller provides a rich and moving portrait of elephants, exploring their natural history, the legends that have grown up around them, their unique place in art and literature, and their urgent need for protection today. Fuller traces the evolution of these majestic animals from prehistoric mammoths and mastodons to today's African and Asian elephants, and looks at their behavior, herd dynamics, and social life. He examines the role of elephants in cultures around the world, from folklore and fine art to the exploitation of elephants as war machines and circus animals. Fuller also discusses the importance of conservation, warning that continued poaching and habitat degradation could send these iconic animals the way of the dodo. Featuring many evocative photos never before published, Elephant is a fittingly exquisite tribute to these breathtaking creatures.

The Dawn Stand to

Author : Christopher Lawrence Hiscox
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In 1936, at the age of 18, Peter Mills, son of a Norfolk doctor, went in search of adventure. He sailed for Kenya, then sparsely populated, teeming with game, and almost untouched by civilization. He set out to hunt and explore but funds ran out and he had to find an income to avoid repatriation. In a remote police station he spoke to the Inspector in charge. An hour later, he joined the prestigious Kenya Police. His romantic exploits, gun battles with wild tribesmen, cattle rustlers and criminals, encounters with dangerous animals and eccentric settlers are a hair-raising and often hilarious adventure. Eventually, as a high-ranking officer he played a crucial role in the war against the Mau Mau. This is a thrilling story of the last days of Empire and one mana s account of his exploits in a beautiful, untamed land peopled by eccentric settlers and primitive tribes people. A story of the courage and tenacity of one rugged individualist and his part in bringing civilization to that land.

The Last Elephants

Author : Don Pinnock
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"First published in 2019 by Struik Nature, an imprint of Penguin Random House South Africa (Pty) Ltd"--Copyright page.

Dawn of Egyptian Art

Author : Diana Craig Patch
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"This catalogue is published in conjunction with the exhibition 'The Dawn of Egyptian Art' on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York from April 10 to August 5, 2012"--T.p. verso.

How Kirsty Jenkins Stole the Elephant

Author : Elen Caldecott
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Kirsty Jenkins adores the allotment her grandfather lovingly tends and, just before he dies, he asks Kirsty to look after it for him. But when horrible Mr Thomas from the council insists it must go to the next person on the waiting list, Kirsty is determined to find a way to keep her promise. After pleading with Mr Thomas and demonstrating at the council offices, Kirsty and her half-siblings undertake their most daring plan of all: to 'borrow' the stuffed elephant from the museum that Mr Thomas loves so much, in a last-ditch attempt to gain his attention and understanding. Perhaps this risky ruse might also shake Kirsty's dad from the quiet sadness he has fallen into ever since her grandfather died. A warm, funny and moving novel about family relationships, dealing with bereavement, green beans and marrows.

Stars at Dawn

Author : Wendy Garling
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In this retelling of the ancient legends of the women in the Buddha’s intimate circle, lesser-known stories from Sanskrit and Pali sources are for the first time woven into an illuminating, coherent narrative. Interspersed with original insights, fresh interpretations, and bold challenges to the status quo, these stories invite us to open our minds to a new understanding of women's roles in the Buddha's life and in early Buddhism.

Darkness Before Dawn

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There’s no shortage of psychology self-help books on depression—but this collection, envisioned and edited by Sounds True founder Tami Simon, is not one of them. You won’t be revisiting familiar therapies or antidepressant options. What you will find is a gathering of 16 exceptional and compassionate teachers who have faced profound depression themselves. Their purpose? To radically shift the way that we perceive the experience. To offer insights and practices that reach beyond conventional models. And to help us receive depression’s uninvited yet singular gifts. The guidance presented here supports traditional psychotherapy and medication as valuable tools. But for those who’ve found these approaches incomplete—or seek to help others at an impasse—there’s much to discover within these pages, including: Thomas Moore, PhD, on Saturn’s gifts; Sally Kempton on shifting from suffering and into witnessing awareness; poet Mark Nepo on embracing both emptiness and aliveness; Mary Pipher, PhD, on how despair can open us to long-hidden joy; Christina Baldwin on “ineffable sorrow”; Parker J. Palmer, PhD, on finding meaning and connection through the experience of depression; plus exceptional contributions by Ann Marie Chiasson, MD; James Gordon, MD; Sandra Ingerman; Karla McLaren; Robert Augustus Masters, PhD; Amy Weintraub; Jeff Foster; Elizabeth Rabia Roberts, EdD; Michael Bernard Beckwith; and Reginald A. Ray, PhD.

Chambers s Encyclopaedia Chivasso Elephant

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The day dawn album in prose and verse

Author : Day dawn album
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Passionate Soccer Love

Author : Tanya H. Keith
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Passionate Soccer Love: A Memoir of 20 Years Supporting US Soccer chronicles the travels of Tanya Keith through seven World Cups and beyond. Her stories are funny, entertaining, and will enthrall readers with her perseverance, passion, and dreams. Experience the history and camaraderie of American Soccer supporter culture as you get to know her soccer family. Through tales of soccer adventure, Ms. Keith shows how her contagious passion has paved the way for her dreams to become reality and how following your passion can bring balance between love and life, business and family. Praise for Passionate Soccer Love: Tanya Keith has been traveling to U.S. soccer games since 1993, including seven World Cups, and her highly readable book is a revealing (and fun) window into the adventurous life of a hardcore U.S. fan and her family. The growth of U.S. supporter culture is one of the great stories in American sports, and Keith has been there to see it all. I couldn’t put this book down. —Grant Wahl, Sports Illustrated - Senior Writer, Fox Sports Television, SiriusXM FC Channel 94 Tanya Keith is someone who lives out and embodies each of the words in the title of her book, Passionate Soccer Love—individually and collectively. With humor and grace, she weaves entertaining and heartfelt stories of her two families, the one with her husband and children, and the other her soccer family, which, like her support for the U.S. men’s national team, has no bounds. If, like her, you’ve fallen so hard and so deep for soccer, and appreciate the struggles and joys of family—on the field and off—you’ll see yourself in the pages of her book. Passionate Soccer Love is a highly worthy and recommended addition to the bookshelf of any soccer fan. —Jimmy LaRoue, The Daily Advance

The Elephant Whisperer

Author : Lawrence Anthony
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With unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, The Elephant Whisperer is an enthralling book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere. When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of 'rogue' elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival – dangerous and unpredictable, they would be killed if Anthony wouldn't take them in. As Anthony risked his life to create a bond with the troubled elephants and persuade them to stay on his reserve, he came to realize what a special family they were, from the wise matriarch Nana, who guided the herd, to her warrior sister Frankie, always ready to see off any threat, and their children who fought so hard to survive.

What Shape is an Elephant

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The Memory of Elephants

Author : Boman Desai
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Spurned by his first love, Homi Seervai, the Parsi genius from Bombay, creates a machine that lets him scan his brain for memories of the time he spent with her. The machine malfunctions, propelling him instead into his collective unconscious where he encounters ancestors and relatives, both dead and alive. In this wildly inventive book—available for the first time in the United States—Homi, blessed with the memory of elephants, discovers the splendor of his heritage as well as hope for the future.

African Dawn

Author : Tony Park
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Natalie is ten years old when she is kidnapped by guerrillas from her grandparents' farm in Rhodesia. Bloodied, terrified, and beaten at the hands of her captor, her life is saved when a young soldier comes to her rescue. Thirty years later, Natalie returns to her homeland, now Zimbabwe. She becomes embroiled in the dangerous world of rhino conservation. Hunters are making a fortune on the black market by selling the horns and the survival of the black rhino is at stake. Natalie and her family must fight - not only to save Zimbabwe's rhinos, but to save themselves from the enemies who surround them. Spanning fifty years and three generations, African Dawn is the breathtaking saga of three families dealing with dark secrets and violent threats.

The Riddle of the Red Purse

Author : Patricia Reilly Giff
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Dawn Bosco uses math, logic, and her detective skills to return a red purse to its rightful owner When Dawn Bosco finds a red purse on the playground after school one day, she knows she’s also found a new mystery to solve. But after she puts up posters and makes an announcement on the loudspeaker, too many people are trying to claim the purse! The only clues are a shopping list, some money, and some dust that looks like cookie crumbs. Dawn will have to figure out the riddle of the purse’s odd contents to find its rightful owner. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Patricia Reilly Giff including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

Last Ranger The Damn Disciples Book 9

Author : Craig Sargent
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The 9th thrilling installment of the Last Ranger series. A mad priest is spreading a gospel of Hell across America, and Martin Stone--America's last hope for justice and freedom in a lawless and battered land--has come to shut him down. His reason: the priest has kidnapped Stone's sister, and Stone will do anything to bring her to safety.

Before the Dawn

Author : Neal Foster Fisher
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The book Before the Dawn, is about the settling of Balkans before recorded history, a possible scenario. Emperor Franz Joseph, of the Hapsburg Empire, said these people were impossible to rule; the answer may well be in the mixture of cultures that made up the area 10,000 years ago when anthropology statesEurope was being settled by the human race. This is the story of these early settlers struggle for survival escaping the ravages of nature as the polar ice cap formed over Sweden and geological upheavals forced the population south. This is also the story taken from ancient writings of the east of a family escaping the annihilation of war. Either there was some truth in the Sanskrit writings, or the author wrote great science fiction. Also I have taken elements from the blind Greek poet, Homer, and his poem on Atlantis. Archeology found the Minoan civilization on Crete due to his description, so there is likely truth in the other poem. Science states that we use only a fraction of the human brain capacity, that we have lost the use of the brains full capacity. In such case, our ancient ancestors must surely have had its function. There are, scattered over Europe, small clans that lay claim to those powers; they have no written language so no verification. This is the basis of the novel Before the Dawn

Japan A Documentary History v 1 The Dawn of History to the Late Eighteenth Century

Author : David J. Lu
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An updated edition of David Lu's acclaimed "Sources of Japanese History", this two volume book presents in a student-friendly format original Japanese documents from Japan's mythological beginnings through 1995. Covering the full spectrum of political, economic, diplomatic as well as cultural and intellectual history, this classroom resource offers insight not only into the past but also into Japan's contemporary civilisation. This volume covers up to the late 18th century. Three major criteria used in the document selection were that: the selection avoids duplication with other collections - 75% of the documents presented here are newly translated; a document accurately reflects the spirit of the times and the life-styles of the people; and emphasis is on the development of social, economic and political institutions.

Counting Elephants

Author : Dawn Young
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Math + Magic = chaos. A zany book about counting elephants before they disappear! Our poor counter just wants to count his ten elephants, but - POOF! - his magician friend is making it impossible. Ten, nine, eight... each time we get back to counting, one of the elephants has been changed into something unexpected. Puppies, frogs, peanut butter and jelly, and, of course, a rabbit and a hat appear and disappear in this funny, fast-paced story.