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Claws of the Panda

Claws of the Panda

Beijing's Campaign of Influence and Intimidation in Canada

  • Author: John Manthorpe
  • Publisher: Dancing Cat Books
  • ISBN: 9781770865396
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 336
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Claws of the Panda tells the story of Canada's failure to construct a workable policy towards the People's Republic of China. In particular the book tells of Ottawa's failure to recognize and confront the efforts by the Chinese Communist Party to infiltrate and influence Canadian politics, academia, and media, and to exert control over Canadians of Chinese heritage. Claws of the Panda gives a detailed description of the CCP's campaign to embed agents of influence in Canadian business, politics, media and academia. The party's aims are to be able to turn Canadian public policy to China's advantage, to acquire useful technology and intellectual property, to influence Canada's international diplomacy, and, most important, to be able to monitor and intimidate Chinese Canadians and others it considers dissidents. The book traces the evolution of the Canada-China relationship over nearly 150 years. It shows how Canadian leaders have constantly misjudged the reality and potential of the relationship while the CCP and its agents have benefited from Canadian naivete.

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.

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.

The Mailbox

The Mailbox

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education, Primary
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The world of the giant panda

The world of the giant panda

  • Author: Richard Perry
  • Publisher: Taplinger Publishing Company
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 136
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Red Panda

Red Panda

Biology and Conservation of the First Panda

  • Author: Angela R. Glatston
  • Publisher: William Andrew
  • ISBN: 9781437778144
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 488
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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.

Squirrels of the World

Squirrels of the World

  • Author: Richard W. Thorington, Jr.,John L. Koprowski,Michael A. Steele,James F. Whatton
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 1421404699
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 472
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Squirrels of the World, written by scientists with more than 100 years of collective experience studying these popular mammals, is the first comprehensive examination of all 285 species of squirrels worldwide. The authors reveal virtually every detail of the family Sciuridae, which includes ground squirrels, tree squirrels, flying squirrels, prairie dogs, and chipmunks. Each species—from the familiar gray squirrel of American backyards to the exotic and endangered woolly flying squirrel of Pakistan—is described in a detailed account that includes distinguishing characteristics, ecology, natural history, conservation status, and current threats to its existence. Squirrels of the World includes • stunning color photographs that document rare and unusual squirrels as well as common varieties• evolution, morphology, ecology, and conservation status• colorful range maps marking species distribution• images of the skull of each genus of squirrel• extensive references -- Lawrence Heaney, Curator and Head of the Division of Mammals, The Field Museum (Chicago)