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Wrestling with Elephants

Author : James Inverne
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How do you get from the poverty of London's East End to the glitz and glamour of the Oscars? From doing stand-up comedy at strip joint to writing hit songs for the likes of Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand and Tom Jones? From Hackney to Hollywood? Wrestling With Elephants is the real-life adventure of a working-class London boy who wanted to write songs. Born to humble beginnings in the 1930s, over the last 40 years Don Black has written hundreds of lyrics for some of the most enduring hits of screen and stage - classics such as The Italian Job, Diamonds Are Forever, Born Free and Sunset Boulevard. With frank and entertaining tales of Black's experiences as one of 007's regular songwriters, the trials and triumphs of musicals such as Tell Me On A Sunday and Bombay Dreams, and featuring fascinating accounts of his collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber, Michael Jackon, Elaine Paige, John Barry, Denise Van Outen and many more, Wrestling With Elephants chronicles the astonishing life of the first British songwriter ever to win an Oscar.

The Authorized Biography of Don Black

Author : James Inverne
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This is the true rags-to-riches story of a working class East End boy who wanted to write hit songs. Born to humble beginnings in the 1930s, Don Black has gone on to write hundreds of songs for some of the most enduring hits of film and stage, such as Born Free, Diamonds Are Forever, Sunset Boulevard and The Italian Job, picking up a wealth of accolades along the way.

Chasing Elephants

Author : Brent Crowe
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Many people know what to believe and why to hold to those beliefs. But the majority of them don’t know how to do when it comes to the countless decisions we must make that the Bible doesn’t specifically address. Chasing Elephants carefully examines the biblical subject of freedom in Christ. Taking into account values, priorities, accountability, and cultural issues, Author Brent Crowe extracts a set of principles to act as a theology of belief for the seemingly gray areas of life. With these principles as a guide, you will be prepared to handle the moral or ethical decisions you will face in life.

Sumo the Wrestling Elephant

Author : Esther Mok
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Wrestling with the Elephant

Author : Gordon Ritchie
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With 8 pp b&w illustrations. On the tenth anniversary of the controversial Canada-US Free Trade Agreement, one of its architects released this engrossing and remarkably candid inside account of the tumultuous course of those negotiations and their aftermath. In 1986, Gordon Ritchie, the son of a former Canadian Ambassador to Washington and himself a career civil service mandarin, was recruited as Canada's ambassador for trade negotiations and deputy chief negotiator at the free trade talks. For the next two and a half years, Ritchie was at the centre of the tortuous drama that produced the FTA, a treaty that remains the single most far-reaching economic initiative affecting the lives of Canadians. The story is enlivened by a remarkable cast of characters. Initiated by an ambitious Brian Mulroney, then Prime Minister of Canada, and a distracted Ronald Reagan, then President of the United States, the action soon shifted to the team captains: the pugnacious Simon Reisman for Canada, the slippery Peter Murphy for the US, both backed by supporting players and all with rival agendas of their own. Throughout Ritchie's clear-eyed analysis runs an extraordinary tale of the interplay, across and around the table, between these international power brokers. At the same time, Ritchie makes the highly complex business of trade relations between the world's most closely intertwined trading partners understandable, explaining the implications for Canadians today. Since the FTA, the irritants between Canada and the US have continued to make headlines and will do so in the months and years ahead; even Quebec's fate and the question of national unity is closely tied to trade. A committedCanadian nationalist, Ritchie draws telling lessons from his dealings with the Americans, illuminating the role that trade plays in defining and defending our national interests. Certain to stimulate both praise and debate, "Wrestling with the Elephant is that rare but irresistible blend of historically significant memoir, intelligible exploration of important issues, and a fast-paced, compelling read.

The Elephant s Wrestling Match

Author : Judy Sierra
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Of all the animals challenged by the mighty elephant only a tiny bat was able to defeat him in a battle of wits.

Endangered Elephants

Author : Bobbie Kalman
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Introduces the anatomy, behavior, and life cycle of the three kinds of elephants, and discusses the reasons they are endangered and conservation efforts.


Author : Meredith Costain
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Floppy ears, a curling trunk, and sprouting tusks – it’s a baby elephant! This immersive volume delivers essential science curriculum topics through a moving, first-person narrative from the perspective of a newborn elephant. Readers will learn about the life cycle, habitat, and complex social structure of African elephants as they follow their wrinkly gray narrator across the grasslands. Beautiful illustrations of adorable baby elephant baths, wrestling matches between enormous bulls, and other stunning scenes will transfix readers as they learn. Information-rich text and a heavily detailed fun facts section will satisfy readers’ curiosity on this high-interest subject. An engaging quiz allows readers to test their reading comprehension skills while having fun.

The Faber Pocket Guide to Musicals

Author : James Inverne
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With hit TV shows picking the leads in productions of Oliver! and The Sound Of Music, and smash musicals like Hairspray and Wicked all the West End rage, musical theatre is as popular as it's ever been. James Inverne provides an indispensable guide to his top one hundred greatest shows of all time - and ten of the worst. Whether you know your Pal Joey from The Producers, your West Side Story from your Witch Witch, the Faber Pocket Guide To Musicals is packed with entertaining behind-the-scenes stories, essential songlists and comprehensive recording guides. Did you know, for instance, that one of the best recordings of Les Miserables is in Hebrew? Or that the Mel Brooks wasn't the first person to want to make a musical of The Producers? (That claim goes to Eric Idle.) Or the ridiculous story of the huge purpose-built theatre constructed in Holland to house a flop about Grace Kelly? Key features include: - The hundred greatest musicals - Numbers to listen for - Snapshot plot summaries - Ten terrible musicals - Recommended recordings James Inverne has been writing about musical theatre for years and brings copious knowledge, passion for the subject and a sense of fun to a genre that continues to entertain us all. Make the most of the musicals with this vital book.

The Behavior Guide to African Mammals

Author : Richard Estes
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"A work of tremendous scope. . . . Amateur naturalists and tourists to the parks of Africa and finally professionals will find this a stimulating, well-documented summary."--John F. Eisenberg, Florida Museum of Natural History "We have seen in the field how very helpful and informative The Behavior Guide is. Our knowledgeable safari guides turned often to their prized and already well-thumbed copies, and we continue to refer to ours now that we are back home."--Douglas F. Williamson, Jr., National Council, World Wildlife Fund, U.S. "A fascinating, perceptive, and enjoyable travel companion heightens the pleasure of being afield. The Behavior Guide to African Mammals is that ideal companion. Lucid, accurate, and marvelously illustrated, the book is a basic reference for anyone interested in natural history."--George B. Schaller, author of The Serengheti Lion and The Deer and the Tiger "A remarkable review of what is known about the larger African mammals."--A.R.E. Sinclair, The Ecology Group, University of British Columbia


Author : Dan Wylie
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Aristotle characterized the elephant as “the beast which passeth all others in wit and mind” and the animal has long figured in cultural artifacts, even on continents it has never inhabited. Now Elephant provides an engaging look at the elephant’s long legacy. The image of the elephant can be found throughout world cultures as a symbol of intelligence, strength, and loyalty. Wylie draws on a rich array of examples to document that symbolic power, ranging from symbols of the Hindu god of wisdom, Ganesh, to the beloved children’s works Dumbo and Babar the Elephant. Turning to the elephant’s biological history, Wylie describes the three remaining species—the African Bush Elephant, African Forest Elephant, and the Asian Elephant—and the controversial efforts for elephant conservation. With ivory poaching and human encroachment into the animal’s natural habitats, Wylie argues that we face a uniquely poignant conservation crisis in which elephants and humans both unsustainably consume limited natural resources. A compelling new entry in the Animal series, Elephant will be necessary for every animal lover’s bookshelf.

Elephant Talk

Author : Ann Downer
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On a hot day in the African savannah, a group of elephants searches for food. While foraging they often lose sight of one another. Yet at the end of the day, in one coordinated movement, the elephants suddenly regroup. This coordinated movement—and others like it—has puzzled scientists and caused them to question how elephants communicate with each other. Since the 1990s, scientists have gathered significant data on elephant “talk.” Biologists have determined that elephants use a complex system of communication of at least ten distinct sounds, combined in many variations. Researchers are now asking: what do these sounds mean? As scientists study the elephant sounds that humans can hear, they are also identifying ways elephants communicate through nonverbal behaviors and making sounds too low for human ears. Scientists have realized that elephants even receive messages by using their sensitive feet to feel vibrations in the ground. All of these discoveries are helping elephant researchers better understand elephant behavior. But the elephant’s time as a wild animal is running out. Threatened by habitat loss and illegally hunted for their ivory tusks, elephants are on the brink of extinction. Will understanding elephant talk be the key to saving the species?

Jungle Olympics Wrestling Free Style

Author : Aqkay
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Inspired by the London Olympics 2012, animals and birds are holding their own Jungle Olympics. 2nd Olympics event, Wrestling Freestyle has started. Mr Elephant, Mr Ram, Mr Rhino, Mr Lion and Mr Ant are participating. Last animal standing will win. Mr Elephant challenged Mr Lion's authority in the forest; Mr Lion wants to teach him a lesson. Mr Ant must find a method to wrestle with these giants.

War Elephants

Author : John M. Kistler
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Elephants have fought in human armies for more than three thousand years. This is the largely forgotten tale of the credit they deserve and the sacrifices they endured.

War Elephants

Author : Konstantin Nossov
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Elephants have been deployed as weapons for centuries, particularly in South and South-East Asia, where war elephants constituted the bulk of most armies in the region from antiquity right up to the 19th century. This book offers an insight into the incredible history of these 'living tanks,' focusing on the design of the equipment and armament that made them so terrifying. The author, Konstantin S Nossov, traces the history of war elephants, from their deployment against Alexander the Great's army at the battle of Gaugamela, through to their use in the 19th century by the armies of South-East Asia, analyzing the battle formation and tactics of war elephants in action and how these tactics developed.

Ancient Indian Tradition and Mythology Volume 47

Author : Dr. G.P. Bhatt
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Wrestling with Seduction

Author : Lee Barbara Connally
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To wrestle: to engage in a determined struggle. Seduction: a temptation to fulfill a desire one might otherwise wish to resist; an act to charm and persuade.Wrestling with Seduction, a collection of modern prose and poetry, takes the reader on a journey that progresses over terrain each of us likely has trod at one time or another. From the time we first experience "falling in love," we also encounter along the way love's fraternal and evil twin --- the blues. Then there are the other nuances of seduction: the seduction of what we see every day and covet for ourselves; the seduction of memory; the seductive forces of family and community beliefs, mores, and traditions; the seduction of time. On top of all that is the treachery and desperation of the heart, so that it usually is pretty untrustworthy. By middle age, we all probably know something about seduction --- the good and the bad and the in-between. The trouble is that giving in to it --- the falling --- feels so doggone good, whether one is young or old. But surviving the fall and telling about it later, with a laugh even, is a whole other story.This collection of personal offerings speaks not only about falling in love, but also about childhood and family and life and death and work and play and a lot of things which we may not always recognize as seductive. But they are. Herein, the struggle has a beginning, middle and something of a resolution, if that's what one may wish to call it. This writer, at least, is enjoying this period of denouement.

Wrestling With God

Author : Don Hanley
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While working within the penal system to advocate prison reform, Jerry Haloran discovers through an inmate that a priest who is about to be elevated in the ranks of the diocese has a disturbing past. Jerry and his journalist wife Rebecca must act swiftly and decisively before more harm can be inflicted upon those least able to defend themselves: the children.

The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals

Author : Jonathan Kingdon
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Jonathan Kingdon, one of the world's foremost authorities on African mammals, has both written and illustrated this landmark field guide. The unique combination of his extensive field experience and artistic talent has produced a stunning work that sets new standards. The concise text provides full information on identification, distribution, ecology, relationships and conservation status, with introductory profiles that summarise the characteristics of each mammal group. All known species of African land mammal are covered, with coverage of several of the more complex groups of small mammals simplified by reference to genera. Classification has been fully updated and this new edition includes many newly recognised species. With over 780 colour illustrations, numerous line drawings and more than 520 maps, this book will be an essential companion to anyone visiting Africa or with an interest in the mammals of the continent. Competition note: There are regional mammal books covering southern Africa, for example, but none that covers the whole continent in a portable format. The smaller-format and more concise Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals may be more appealing to a more general safari market, but is much less comprehensive and more out of date.

Padma Purana Uttara Khanda Part 5 English Translation only without Slokas

Author : Kausiki Books
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