Published by Packt Publishing Ltd on 09/30/2016
Book details: 285 pages.
Published by Packt Publishing Ltd on 07/06/2017
Book details: 810 pages.
In this captivating, suspenseful memoir, white lion conservationist Linda Tucker describes her perilous struggle to protect the sacred white lion from the merciless and mafia-like trophy-hunting industry, armed only with her indomitable spirit and total devotion. Her story begins in 1991 with a heart-stopping misadventure in the Timbavati Reserve of South Africa. Tucker—then a successful advertising executive—and a group of fellow travelers found themselves surrounded by a pride of angry lions. There was no way out, night had fallen, and the battery in their only flashlight was beginning to flicker. Miraculously, a local medicine woman, with two youngsters in tow, passed, trancelike and fearless, through the lions and escorted them all to safety. For Tucker, that life-threatening experience became a life-changing one. She abandoned her career, left Europe, and returned to Timbavati to track down the medicine woman who had saved her: Maria Khosa. Upon seeing Tucker again, Khosa only smiled and said, “What took you so long?” She had been expecting her, and there was so much to do. Under Khosa’s shamanic tutelage, Tucker learned of her sacred destiny: to be the “keeper of the white lions,” believed to be angelic beings sent to Earth to save humanity at a time of crisis. Khosa also prophesized that the queen of the white lions—the embodiment of the mother of Ra, the sun god—would soon be born, on a day and in a place considered holy by Westerners. On December 25, 2000, in the little South Africa town of Bethlehem, a snowy white lion cub, Marah, was born. From the moment of her first meeting with Marah, Tucker’s story immediately takes off into battle, as she dedicates her every waking moment to prying Marah and her siblings from the grips of the trophy-hunting industry. Compellingly written in the intimate style of a journal, Tucker describes with unflinching honesty her fears, doubts, hopes, and dreams, all the while unfolding for us an unforgettable tale of adventure, romance, spirituality, and most of all, justice.
Published by North Atlantic Books on 05/07/2013
Book details: 416 pages.
Hana Heidiyana, gadis yang tidak pernah percaya cinta itu perlu. Kebebasan adalah hak mutlak dalam dirinya. Jatuh cinta dengan seorang berbangsa cina bukan seindah apa yang mampu dilihat. Hatinya seringkali bergetar bila seseorang mula berbisik dan memandang mereka. Jason terlalu sempurna, sedangkan dia hanya perempuan melayu biasa yang kebudak-budakan. Tidak pernah terlintas jodohnya sejauh itu, tidak pernah terfikir ada seorang lelaki yang akan memegang tangannya berjanji sehidup semati. Cinta kepada orang sebangsa mungkin adalah satu jodoh, tetapi cinta kepada Jason hanya sebuah kesilapan. Kata-kata itu yang menjerat perasaannya kepada Heri, seorang tukang masak Itali. Tangan yang menggenggam semakin lama semakin longgar seperti cinta itu yang dirasakan hanya satu beban di dalam diri.. Benarlah, manusia..bila kita mendapat sesuatu, kita akan mula bertanya pada diri sendiri, mungkinkah ada sesuatu atau seseorang yang lebih baik dari itu..mungkinkah, mungkihkah...dan mungkinkah... Hati yang tidak ingin mengalah, mungkinkah ada ruang untuk saling menerima? “Cinta adalah perasaan yang terlalu membebankan, Setiap hari AKU ada cuba untuk meluahkan ia, hanya KAU mungkin yang tidak cuba untuk faham..” Berapa lama lagi harus ditunggu untuk cinta benar-benar hadir diantara kita? Setelah bersama 100 hari, rupanya masih tiada perasaan. Mungkinkah ia benar-benar cinta atau satu kesilapan? Engkau terlalu baik atau aku yang memilih?
Published by LM Books Paradise
Book details: 400 pages.
An Oprah.com "Best Book for National Reading Month" Forget the Kama Sutra. When it comes to inventive sex acts, just look to the sea. There we find the elaborate mating rituals of armored lobsters; giant right whales engaging in a lively threesome whilst holding their breath; full moon sex parties of groupers and daily mating blitzes by blueheaded wrasse. Deep-sea squid perform inverted 69s, while hermaphrodite sea slugs link up in giant sex loops. From doubly endowed sharks to the maze-like vaginas of some whales, Sex in the Sea is a journey unlike any other to explore the staggering ways life begets life beneath the waves. Beyond a deliciously voyeuristic excursion, Sex in the Sea uniquely connects the timeless topic of sex with the timely issue of sustainable oceans. Through overfishing, climate change, and ocean pollution we are disrupting the creative procreation that drives the wild abundance of life in the ocean. With wit and scientific rigor, Hardt introduces us to the researchers and innovators who study the wet and wild sex lives of ocean life and offer solutions that promote rather than prevent, successful sex in the sea. Part science, part erotica, Sex in the Sea discusses how we can shift from a prophylactic to a more propagative force for life in the ocean.
Published by St. Martin's Press on 02/09/2016
Book details: 256 pages.
One moonlit night, thirteen-year-old Miles O'Malley sneaks out of his house and goes exploring on the tidal flats of Puget Sound. When he discovers a rare giant squid, he instantly becomes a local phenomenon. But Miles is really just a kid on the verge of growing up, infatuated with the girl next door, worried that his parents will divorce and fearful that everything, even the bay he loves, is shifting away from him. "The fertile strangeness of marine tidal life becomes a subtly executed metaphor for the bewilderments of adolescence in this tender and authentic coming-of-age novel."-Publishers Weekly "As crisp and clean as a cool dip into the water, and just about as refreshing."-Entertainment Weekly "[A] graceful and inventive first novel."-The New York Times Book Review "Move over, Holden Caulfield; here's Miles. . . . An uncommon and uncommonly good coming-of-age novel." -Chicago Tribune
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA on 09/01/2010
Book details: 272 pages.
This is Linda Tucker’s firsthand account of her journey into the mysteries of the most sacred animal on the African continent: the legendary White Lion. This book reveals the knowledge and ceremonies of Old Africa and the overwhelming love that has driven her every action to save these magnificent beasts, against formidable odds…After being rescued from a life-threatening encounter with lions in the Timbavati game region by a medicine woman known as the "Lion Queen," Linda embarked on a journey into the mysteries of the White Lion. It is a mystical journey into the knowledge and ceremonies of Old Africa, in which humans and lions are able to cross the species barrier—in accordance with the most guarded secrets of Ancient Egypt and humankind’s greatest riddle, the sphinx. Scientists in our day have established that humankind’s most significant evolutionary leap occurred as a result of our ancestors’ interaction with great cats. The White Lion is a genetic rarity of Panthera leo, and occurred in just one region on earth: Timbavati. Today White Lions form the center of the notorious "canned" trophy hunting industry—hand-reared captive lions, shot in enclosures for gross sums of money. By contrast, shamans believe that killing a "lion sun god" is the ultimate sacrilege. How the human species treats such precious symbols of God in nature may determine how nature treats the human species. Whether we view them as prophetic "Lions of God" or simply as rare genetic mutations, the story of the White Lions is a true legend unfolding in our own extraordinary times.
Published by Hay House, Inc on 06/01/2010
Book details: 352 pages.
Presents a series of short autobiographical essays about the musician's childhood in the Missouri Ozarks and his long career touring with various bands throughout the United States.
Published by Soft Skull Press on 03/19/2013
Book details: 192 pages.
The woman he loved and lost is back! Olivia Linfield was the beautiful Havilah heiress. Jason Corey was the boy from the wrong side of the tracks made good. It was to be the wedding of the decade. Except it never took place… Seven years later, Olivia returns to the Queensland homestead she's inherited. To her shock, she discovers Jason installed at the Havilah plantation as estate manager. Should Olivia send him packing? Or will Jason manage to persuade Olivia how much he still loves her, and always has…
Published by Harlequin on 10/01/2010
Book details: 192 pages.
A tour-de-force by rising indy comics star Gene Yang, American Born Chinese tells the story of three apparently unrelated characters: Jin Wang, who moves to a new neighborhood with his family only to discover that he's the only Chinese-American student at his new school; the powerful Monkey King, subject of one of the oldest and greatest Chinese fables; and Chin-Kee, a personification of the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype, who is ruining his cousin Danny's life with his yearly visits. Their lives and stories come together with an unexpected twist in this action-packed modern fable. American Born Chinese is an amazing ride, all the way up to the astonishing climax. American Born Chinese is a 2006 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature, the winner of the 2007 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album: New, an Eisner Award nominee for Best Coloring and a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. This title has Common Core Connections
Published by First Second on 09/06/2006
Book details: 240 pages.