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Rainforest Hero

Rainforest Hero

The Life and Death of Bruno Manser

  • Author: Ruedi Suter
  • Publisher: Schwabe AG
  • ISBN: 3905252783
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 330
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In 1984 Swiss shepherd Bruno Manser trekked through the virgin rainforests of Borneo to live among the jungle's last nomads. In six years among the Penan people, Manser witnessed the wholesale destruction of one of the world's most diverse ecosystems through rapid deforestation. He swore to do everything he could to stop it. Manser's globetrotting campaign brought the world's attention to tropical deforestation. It also made him an enemy of Asia's timber barons. In 2000 he disappeared without a trace. Ruedi Suter's engrossing biography - the first in English - charts Manser's extraordinary journey form a young man am who sought to escape civilization for the peace of the jungle to a campaigner who would stand up to oligarchs, lead protests around the globe, and, ultimately, give his life for the forests that he loved.

The Last Wild Men of Borneo

The Last Wild Men of Borneo

A True Story of Death and Treasure

  • Author: Carl Hoffman
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062439049
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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“ADVENTURE TRAVEL AT ITS BEST.” —Kirkus, starred • A BANFF MOUNTAIN BOOK AWARDS FINALIST Two modern adventurers sought a treasure possessed by the legendary “Wild Men of Borneo.” One found riches. The other vanished forever into an endless jungle. Had he shed civilization—or lost his mind? Global headlines suspected murder. Lured by these mysteries, New York Times bestselling author Carl Hoffman journeyed to find the truth, discovering that nothing is as it seems in the world’s last Eden, where the lines between sinner and saint blur into one. In 1984, Swiss traveler Bruno Manser joined an expedition to the Mulu caves on Borneo, the planet’s third largest island. There he slipped into the forest interior to make contact with the Penan, an indigenous tribe of peace-loving nomads living among the Dayak people, the fabled “Headhunters of Borneo.” Bruno lived for years with the Penan, gaining acceptance as a member of the tribe. However, when commercial logging began devouring the Penan’s homeland, Bruno led the tribe against these outside forces, earning him status as an enemy of the state, but also worldwide fame as an environmental hero. He escaped captivity under gunfire twice, but the strain took a psychological toll. Then, in 2000, Bruno disappeared without a trace. Had he become a madman, a hermit, or a martyr? American Michael Palmieri is, in many ways, Bruno’s opposite. Evading the Vietnam War, the Californian wandered the world, finally settling in Bali in the 1970s. From there, he staged expeditions into the Bornean jungle to acquire astonishing art and artifacts from the Dayaks. He would become one of the world’s most successful tribal-art field collectors, supplying sacred works to prestigious museums and wealthy private collectors. And yet suspicion shadowed this self-styled buccaneer who made his living extracting the treasure of the Dayak: Was he preserving or exploiting native culture? As Carl Hoffman unravels the deepening riddle of Bruno’s disappearance and seeks answers to the questions surrounding both men, it becomes clear saint and sinner are not so easily defined and Michael and Bruno are, in a sense, two parts of one whole: each spent his life in pursuit of the sacred fire of indigenous people. The Last Wild Men of Borneo is the product of Hoffman’s extensive travels to the region, guided by Penan through jungle paths traveled by Bruno and by Palmieri himself up rivers to remote villages. Hoffman also draws on exclusive interviews with Manser’s family and colleagues, and rare access to his letters and journals. Here is a peerless adventure propelled by the entwined lives of two singular, enigmatic men whose stories reveal both the grandeur and the precarious fate of the wildest place on earth.

Money Logging

Money Logging

On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia

  • Author: Lukas Straumann
  • Publisher: Schwabe AG
  • ISBN: 3905252694
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 313
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Money Logging investigates what Gordon Brown has called ìprobably the biggest environmental crime of our timesîóthe massive destruction of the Borneo rainforest by Malaysian loggers. Historian and campaigner Lukas Straumann goes in search not only of the lost forests and the people who used to call them home, but also the network of criminals who have earned billions through illegal timber sales and corruption. Straumann singles out Abdul Taib Mahmud, current governor of the Malaysian state of Sarawak, as the kingpin of this Asian timber mafia, while he shows that Taibís familyówith the complicity of global financial institutionsó have profited to the tune of 15 billion US dollars. Money Logging is a story of a people who have lost their ancient paradise to a wasteland of oil palm plantations, pollution, and corruptionóand how they hope to take it back.

The Lunatic Express

The Lunatic Express

Discovering the World ... Via Its Most Dangerous Buses, Boats, Trains, and Planes

  • Author: Carl Hoffman
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • ISBN: 0767929810
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 286
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"Discovering the world ... via its most dangerous buses, boats, trains, and planes."

Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

  • Author: Bron Taylor
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1441122788
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 992
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The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, originally published in 2005, is a landmark work in the burgeoning field of religion and nature. It covers a vast and interdisciplinary range of material, from thinkers to religious traditions and beyond, with clarity and style. Widely praised by reviewers and the recipient of two reference work awards since its publication (see www.religionandnature.com/ern), this new, more affordable version is a must-have book for anyone interested in the manifold and fascinating links between religion and nature, in all their many senses.

Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors

Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors

  • Author: Bill Bryson
  • Publisher: Anchor Canada
  • ISBN: 0307373266
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 416
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From one of the world’s most beloved and bestselling authors, a terrifically useful and readable guide to the problems of the English language most commonly encountered by editors and writers. What is the singular form of graffiti? From what mythological figure is the word “tantalize” derived? One of the English language’s most skilled writers guides us all toward precise, mistake-free usage. Covering spelling, capitalization, plurals, hyphens, abbreviations, and foreign names and phrases, Bryson’s Dictionary for Writers and Editors will be an indispensable companion for all who care enough about our language not to maul, misuse, or contort it. As Bill Bryson notes, “English is a dazzlingly idiosyncratic tongue, full of quirks and irregularities that often seem willfully at odds with logic and common sense.” This dictionary is an essential guide to the wonderfully disordered thing that is the English language. From the Hardcover edition.

The David Suzuki Reader, 2nd Edition

The David Suzuki Reader, 2nd Edition

A Lifetime of Ideas from a Leading Activist and Thinker

  • Author: David Suzuki
  • Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1771640278
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 446
  • View: 2504
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One of the leading environmentalists in the country explores a wide range of issues, including globalization, greed, and political cowardice, while warning against blind faith in technology, economics, and politics. Original.

Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt Revealed

Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt Revealed

  • Author: Clive Cussler,Craig Dirgo
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0671026224
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 516
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Includes photographs, summaries of each Dirk Pitt novel, an interview with Cussler, and Dirk Pitt trivia questions

Investing in Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue

Investing in Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue

  • Author: Unesco
  • Publisher: UNESCO
  • ISBN: 9231040774
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 402
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This report analyses all aspects of cultural diversity, which has emerged as a key concern of the international community in recent decades, and maps out new approaches to monitoring and shaping the changes that are taking place. It highlights, in particular, the interrelated challenges of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue and the way in which strong homogenizing forces are matched by persistent diversifying trends. The report proposes a series of ten policy-oriented recommendations, to the attention of States, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, international and regional bodies, national institutions and the private sector on how to invest in cultural diversity. Emphasizing the importance of cultural diversity in different areas (languages, education, communication and new media development, and creativity and the marketplace) based on data and examples collected from around the world, the report is also intended for the general public. It proposes a coherent vision of cultural diversity and clarifies how, far from being a threat, it can become beneficial to the action of the international community.

A History of Horrors

A History of Horrors

The Rise and Fall of the House of Hammer

  • Author: Denis Meikle
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
  • ISBN: 0810863812
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 312
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No company in the history of cinema did more to legitimize the horror film than Hammer Films—the small British independent, which operated out of its tiny Bray Studios on the banks of the River Thames. From the Gothic elegance of The Curse of Frankenstein and Dracula to the violent sexploitation of The Vampire Lovers and Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde, the Hammer name stood for one thing to a generation of films fans as the term "Hammer Horror" became a part of the language. This revised and updated edition of A History of Horrors traces the life and "spirit" of Hammer, from its fledgling days in the late 1940s through its successes of the 1950s and '60s to its decline and eventual liquidation in the late 1970s. With the exclusive participation of all of the personnel who were key to Hammer's success, Denis Meikle paints a vivid and fascinating picture of the rise and fall of a film empire, offering new and revealing insights into "the truth behind the legend." Much has been written about Hammer's films, but this is the only book to tell the story of the company itself from the perspective of those who ran it in its heyday and who helped to turn it into a universal byword for terror on the screen. This definitive history also includes cast and credits listings for the "Hammer Horrors" and a complete filmography of all of Hammer's feature productions.

American Plants for American Gardens

American Plants for American Gardens

  • Author: Edith A. Roberts,Elsa Rehmann
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN: 9780820340562
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 176
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Undeservedly out of print for decades, American Plants for American Gardens was one of the first popular books to promote the use of plant ecology and native plants in gardening and landscaping. Emphasizing the strong links between ecology and aesthetics, nature and design, the book demonstrates the basic, practical application of ecological principles to the selection of plant groups or "associations" that are inherently suited to a particular climate, soil, topography, and lighting. Specifically, American Plants for American Gardens focuses on the vegetation concentrated in the northeastern United States, but which extends from the Atlantic Ocean west to the Alleghenies and south to Georgia. The plant community settings featured include the open field, hillside, wood and grove, streamside, ravine, pond, bog, and seaside. Plant lists and accompanying texts provide valuable information for the design and management of a wide range of project types: residential properties, school grounds, corporate office sites, roadways, and parks. In his introduction, Darrel G. Morrison locates American Plants for American Gardens among a handful of influential early books advocating the protection and use of native plants--a major area of interest today among serious gardeners, landscape architects, nursery managers, and students of ecology, botany, and landscape design. Included is an appendix of plant name changes that have occurred since the book's original publication in 1929. Ahead of their time in many ways, Edith A. Roberts and Elsa Rehmann can now speak to new generations of ecologically conscious Americans.

Ethnic Chameleon

Ethnic Chameleon

Multiracial Politics in Malaysia

  • Author: Yu Hock Oo
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Malaysia
  • Page: 131
  • View: 5637
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Glimpsed in Passing

Glimpsed in Passing

  • Author: Joy Mead
  • Publisher: Wild Goose Publications
  • ISBN: 1849523177
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 96
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Poems with a spiritual dimension from Iona Community member Joy Mead. They come from the beauty of the glimpsed moment ... a precious jewel held for a short time amid the pain and sorrow of the world, then let go into the bigger picture ... The beauty is what we remember, what gives the moment its significance.

Stranger in the Forest

Stranger in the Forest

On Foot Across Borneo

  • Author: Eric Hansen
  • Publisher: Methuen Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780413759306
  • Category: Borneo
  • Page: 287
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The humorous story of the author's travels in Borneo where he made lifelong friends with the Penan, jungle people who can catch fish with their feet, imitate the cry of the elusive barking deer, and survive in a fearsomely inhospitable environment. With their help Hansen learned to hunt pigs, danced in the tribal rituals, discovered the eyewatering nature of Penan sex aids and was given the ceremonial name Rajah Kumis: King of the Moustache. He conveys how he came face to face with himself in the patch of map marked unsurveyed, and records the experience of living in a proud and ancient tribal community based on mutual respect.

Wall Around A Star

Wall Around A Star

  • Author: Frederik Pohl,Jack Williamson
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0575111828
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 275
  • View: 4663
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He was a reluctant passenger on a voyage to save the galaxy... Butterflylike aliens had brought Earth into the galactic culture. But she was a poor relation, valued only for the living human human bodies she rented out for whatever purposes her nonhuman customers desired. Then Cuckoo was discovered. Millions of miles in diameter, less dense than air, it had a solid surface that was home to many races - including a species of Man. And that was odd, for Cuckoo was from another galaxy! Suddenly, one human, a linguist, became very important. If Jen Babylon could solve the mystery of Cuckoo's records he might raise humanity's standing among the older races - but he might also save the galaxy!

Bee

Bee

The Princess of the Dwarfs

  • Author: Anatole France
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1504001621
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 166
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When her true love is abducted by mysterious creatures, a girl must summon the strength to save him From the moment they met as young children, Bee and George have been bound together by a deep love. But when George goes off on a quest to a forbidden lake, home to dangerous water nymphs, it is up to Bee to rescue him. On her adventure she meets Loc, the king of the dwarfs, who proves to be more kind and generous than the humans she knows. Even as he showers her with riches in an attempt to make her stay, Bee never loses sight of her purpose: finding George. She will do anything to get him back. A fairy tale for all ages, Bee: The Princess of the Dwarfs is a classic that has delighted children and adults alike for more than a century with its ebullient characters and wondrous worlds. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Our Power is that of the Working People

Our Power is that of the Working People

Building Socialism in Cuba

  • Author: Fidel Castro
  • Publisher: Pathfinder Press (NY)
  • ISBN: 9780873486507
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 367
  • View: 9395
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Speeches spanning more than two decades trace the fight of the revolutionary vanguard to deepen the proletarian course of the Cuban revolution.

The Secret Language of Money: How to Make Smarter Financial Decisions and Live a Richer Life

The Secret Language of Money: How to Make Smarter Financial Decisions and Live a Richer Life

  • Author: David Krueger,John David Mann
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 007171314X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 288
  • View: 6664
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If money were about math, none of us would be carrying any debt. The numbers are simple. What’s complicated is what we do with money. We use money to soothe our feelings and buy respect, to show how much we care or how little. We don’t simply earn, save, and spend money: we flirt with it, crave it, and scorn it; we punish and reward ourselves with it. Without realizing it, we give money meaning it doesn’t really have—what former psychiatrist and current business coach David Krueger calls our “money story.” And in the process of playing out that money story, we often sacrifice the most important things in our life: our health, freedom, relationships, and happiness. What is your money story? Do you consistently spend more than you have? Do you follow the herd in your investments—even though you know the herd is usually wrong? Have you neglected to save for the future, even when you have the means? Do you feel controlled or shackled by debt? Is your money somehow never “enough”? Is money, or the lack of it, always on your mind? The Secret Language of Money is a guided tour to the subconscious meanings we give money, the conflicted ways our braindeals with money, the reasons we tend to make the same money mistakes over and over—and most importantly, how you can change all that. A brilliant blend of cutting-edge science and real-world application, The Secret Language of Money helps you rewrite your money story and find that elusive balance of wealth, health, and joy we all seek.

Sacred Festivals

Sacred Festivals

  • Author: Jeremy Hunter
  • Publisher: Spruce Books
  • ISBN: 9781840722833
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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Presents a journey through 20 countries and four continents chronicling the world's most culturally and spiritually rich festivals and celebrations.