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Claws of the Panda

Claws of the Panda

Beijing's Campaign of Influence and Intimidation in Canada

  • Author: Jonathan Manthorpe
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781770865396
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 336
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For the last four decades, ever since Canada recognized the People's Republic of China, the government of that nation has been seeking to extend its influence in Canadian business and governance through covert means.

The Claws of the Earth Part III

The Claws of the Earth Part III

Trouble in the South

  • Author: B.
  • Publisher: Rowanvale Books
  • ISBN: 1910607142
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 260
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The quest for the Claws of the Earth continues in B.’s eagerly awaited sequel, The Claws of the Earth: Trouble in the South. The empire face dangers from every side as Rimyar leads a tribal uprising in the South to retake their stolen homelands. The illusive Evan Whitestiller sets up shop in the Eastern Kingdom. Soldiers of the cross menace the realm. All the while the Hooded One and his black-robes continue to pose a deadly threat to civilisation… King Mintor and his friends must find out what Evan Whitestiller is up to, for the fate of the realm and the eastern Kingdom may depend on this information. In the Empire the imperials face a difficult decision: form a truce with Rimyar’s desert rebels to fight against Hodulu, the Hooded One, and his black robes or face the real danger of total destruction. B. weaves a complex plot combining magic, mystical creatures, rebellion, religion and war. Readers are treated to a detailed insight into the minds of the main characters as they battle against fear, politics, injury and death. B. manages to skilfully handle parallel plotlines and a vast array of characters, in order to create a novel which is a truly intriguing read.

Restoring Democracy in an Age of Populists and Pestilence

Restoring Democracy in an Age of Populists and Pestilence

  • Author: Jonathan Manthorpe
  • Publisher: Cormorant Books
  • ISBN: 9781770865822
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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From the bestselling author of Claws of the Panda, Restoring Democracy is a thoughtful account of how we can save democracies from the despots, populists, and trolls that beset them. The book argues that democracy is more resilient than it appears, and is capable of overcoming the attacks from within and without that have sapped its vigour since the end of the Cold War. We begin with a description of the events of 1989, one of the seminal years in modern history. This saw the end of the Cold War, and the apparent conclusive victory of democracy and its civic values. But the view of these changes as a triumph of democracy -- as summed up in Francis Fukuyama's essay "The End of History" -- was short lived. Russia, shorn of its soviet empire, and the Chinese Communist Party, re-examining its survival after the Tiananmen Square Massacre, began devising ways to counter-attack against the West's triumphalism with considerable success. Meanwhile, democracies have allowed internal pressures and contradictions to threaten their own survival. Abandoned industrial workers are turning to the easy answers shouted by populists. Immigrants, refugees, and the reformist fixations of isolated liberal elites have provided ammunition for would-be despots. But the tools for democratic revival are at hand and Restoring Democracy sets out the key dangers and how they can be overcome.

The Case of the Cat’s Claws

The Case of the Cat’s Claws

A 15-Minute Mystery

  • Author: Caitlind L. Alexander
  • Publisher: Learning Island
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 20
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“I need your help. Are you guys open for business?” Brian asked “Sure,” Kendall said. “Let me just grab my sister. She’d kill me if I left her out of a case.” “OK,” Brian said. Kendall went over to the door that led to the house and opened it. “JAMIE,” he yelled inside. “WE”VE GOT A CASE!” “Coming,” came the response from inside. A moment later Jamie popped through the door. “Hi, Brian. What’s up?” she asked. “I need you guys to help me,” Brian responded. “Peter Markham is going to sell some cat’s teeth at three o’clock today. I’m thinking of starting a collection.” Peter Markham is known for being dishonest. Is this his latest scheme? See if you can solve this 15-minute mystery before the Brodericks do. Similar to the old Encyclopedia Brown mysteries, these short mysteries give kids all the clues they need to solve the mystery, before revealing the answer on the last page, helping kids learn common sense and attention to detail. Ages 8 and up. LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books also work well as hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.

The Last Panda

The Last Panda

  • Author: George B. Schaller
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226736297
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 312
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Dependent on a shrinking supply of bamboo, hunted mercilessly for its pelt, and hostage to profiteering schemes once in captivity, the panda is on the brink of extinction. Here, acclaimed naturalist George Schaller uses his great evocative powers, and the insight gained by four and a half years in the forests of the Wolong and Tangjiahe panda reserves, to document the plight of these mysterious creatures and to awaken the human compassion urgently needed to save them. "No scientist is better at letting the rest of us in on just how the natural world works; no poet sees the world with greater clarity or writes about it with more grace. . . . Anyone who genuinely cares for wildlife cannot help being grateful to Schaller—both for his efforts to understand the panda and for the candor with which he reports what has gone so badly wrong in the struggle to save it from extinction."—Geoffrey C. Ward, New York Times Book Review "Schaller's book is a unique mix of natural history and the politics of conservation, and it makes for compelling reading. . . . Having been in giant panda country myself, I found some of the descriptions of the animals and habitats breathtaking. Schaller describes the daily routines and personalities of the giant pandas he studied (as well as their fates thereafter) as though they were his blood relatives. . . . Schaller's brilliant presentation of the complexities of conservation makes his book a milestone for the conservation movement."—Devra G. Kleiman, Washington Post Book World "George Schaller's most soulful work, written in journal style with many asides about a creature who evolved only two to three million years ago (about the same time as humans). . . . Here, conservation biology confronts an evil that grinds against hope and shatters the planet's diversity. Written with hope."—Whole Earth Catalog "A nicely crafted blend of wildlife observation and political-cultural analysis. . . . The Last Panda is a sad chronicle of our failure, so far, to stem the decline of the animal that may be the most beloved on the planet."—Donald Dale Jackson, Smithsonian

The Big Book of Animal Devotions

The Big Book of Animal Devotions

250 Daily Readings About God's Amazing Creation

  • Author: William L. Coleman
  • Publisher: Bethany House
  • ISBN: 0764206699
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 400
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"Teaches children about God's creation while also using each animal to illustrate a character-development lesson from the Bible. Each reading includes a Scripture verse, discussion questions, and a concise nugget of take-away wisdom"--Provided by publisher.

Red Panda

Red Panda

Biology and Conservation of the First Panda

  • Author: Angela R. Glatston
  • Publisher: William Andrew
  • ISBN: 9781437778144
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 488
  • View: 8866
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Red Panda: Biology and Conservation of the First Panda provides a broad-based overview of the biology of the red panda, Ailurus fulgens. A carnivore that feeds almost entirely on vegetable material and is colored chestnut red, chocolate brown and cream rather than the expected black and white. This book gathers all the information that is available on the red panda both from the field and captivity as well as from cultural aspects, and attempts to answer that most fundamental of questions, "What is a red panda?" Scientists have long focused on the red panda’s controversial taxonomy. Is it in fact an Old World procyonid, a very strange bear or simply a panda? All of these hypotheses are addressed in an attempt to classify a unique species and provide an in-depth look at the scientific and conservation-based issues urgently facing the red panda today. Red Panda not only presents an overview of the current state of our knowledge about this intriguing species but it is also intended to bring the red panda out of obscurity and into the spotlight of public attention. Wide-ranging account of the red panda (Ailurus fulgens) covers all the information that is available on this species both in and ex situ Discusses the status of the species in the wild, examines how human activities impact on their habitat, and develops projections to translate this in terms of overall panda numbers Reports on status in the wild, looks at conservation issues and considers the future of this unique species Includes contributions from long-standing red panda experts as well as those specializing in fields involving cutting-edge red panda research.

The World of Animals

The World of Animals

  • Author: Martin Walters,Jinny Johnson
  • Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780890516171
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 256
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Presents thorough information on different types of animals from simple single living cells to the most complex kinds of mammals.

Child of the River

Child of the River

Confluence

  • Author: Paul McAuley
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 057512038X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
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Confluence - a long, narrow man-made world, half fertile river valley, half crater-strewn desert. It is a world at the end of its time, a place of savagery, bureaucracy and war, inhabited by countless flying micro-machines and ten thousand bloodlines ruled by devotion to absent gods. It is the home of a singular young man named Yama. An infant who was discovered in a bier on the river, he was raised by the prelate of Aeolis until it was learned that his ancestry was unique. Yama appeared to be the last remaining scion of the Builders, closest of all races to the worshipped architects of Confluence. Now, awed and fearful of his increasing ability to awaken the machines the Builders left behind, Yama searches for his identity and a history that is both his and his world's.