Author: Lawrence Anthony
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release Date: 2009-06-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
With unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, The Elephant Whisperer is an enthralling book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere. When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of 'rogue' elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival – dangerous and unpredictable, they would be killed if Anthony wouldn't take them in. As Anthony risked his life to create a bond with the troubled elephants and persuade them to stay on his reserve, he came to realize what a special family they were, from the wise matriarch Nana, who guided the herd, to her warrior sister Frankie, always ready to see off any threat, and their children who fought so hard to survive.
Author: Howard Roger Garis
Publisher: 1st World Publishing
Release Date: 2004-12
Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - "Oh, my! But it's hot! It is just too hot for anything!" cried Chako, one of the monkeys in the circus cage. "It is hotter under this tent than ever it was in the jungle! Whew!" and he hung by his tail and swung to and fro from a wooden bar. "In the jungle we could find a pool of water where we could keep cool," said another monkey, who was poking around the floor of the cage, hoping he could find a peanut. But there were only shells. "I wish I could go back to the jungle," he chattered. "What did you come away from the jungle for, if you don't like it in this circus?" asked Woo-Uff, the big yellow lion, who lay on his back in his cage, his legs stuck up in the air, for he was cooler that way. "Why did you come from the jungle, Chako?"
A Big Elephant Has Been Killed is a deeply moving and gripping narrative that interweaves stories of ordinary friendships and love's lost promises with a discussion of society and politics in contemporary Ghana. Although Ghana provides the setting, the novel foregrounds a range of issues relevant to Africa and the black Diaspora as a whole. Badly disillusioned from their years of youthful idealism, a group of friends clings with fleeting solace to their vision for their country through their discussions on poverty, pan-Africanism, underdevelopment, religious identity, social revolution and Africa's relationship with the West. But the challenges of their daily existence compel them to question the ethics and relevance of their idealism, and eventually lead to the desperate decision to steal from the "Big Elephant" in the penultimate gamble to empower themselves as agents of social transformation.
Author: José Saramago
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2010-09-07
For two years Solomon the elephant has lived in Lisbon. Now King Dom João III wishes to make him a wedding gift for a Hapsburg archduke in Vienna. The only way for Solomon to get to his new home is to walk. So begins a journey that will take the stalwart elephant across the dusty plains of Castile, over the sea to Genoa and up to northern Italy where, like Hannibal's elephants before him, he must cross the snowy Alps. Based on a true story, Saramago’s tale is an enchanting mix of fact, fable and fantasy.
The Civil War is over. Yet, Josh O'Donnell is on the run from the Union army, the very army in which he served so loyally. the young man finds work on a West Texas ranch, where his fellow riders wonder where a boyish-faced youth from Philadelphia learned to ride and shoot so well--and how such an affable young man can instantly turn into a violent, ruthless killer. the great monster of war haunts the cowboy and refuses to release him from the consequences of his past wartime deeds. During a cattle drive, Josh and the rest of the New Jerusalem ranch boys find themselves in Sugar Tap, Texas, where bloodletting takes both friend and foe. Unfortunately, Sugar Tap's sheriff is not a man of reason, so Josh must go on the run again. This flight takes him to New Mexico and into the loving arms of his first real sweetheart, Angel, and also into the hearts of her strange family. Soon, the visage of the monster follows, and unimaginable carnage takes place. Josh vows retribution. Eventually, Josh reveals his wartime escapades and finally the fateful incident that caused the army to want to hang him. A second confrontation awaits Josh in Sugar Tap. Will he ever be able to hobble the elephant?
Elijah and the Elephant is a dream I had one night. It was a fun movie my mind played as I was sleeping. When I woke up the next morning, I could not stop thinking about the dream. I had prayed the night before for God to give me a new project to work on. I decided writing this book must be the project. I began to write down as much of the dream as I could remember. When my kids asked me what I was doing, I told them. They asked me to tell them the story. They liked it and wanted me to finish the story. My husband and kids encouraged me to turn the story into a book to share with others. I hope others will enjoy this fun story. It is a story about a adventurous young girl, friendship, and helping others.
Author: Steven E. Sidebotham
Publisher: University of California Press
Release Date: 2019-05-07
The legendary overland silk road was not the only way to reach Asia for ancient travelers from the Mediterranean. During the Roman Empire’s heyday, equally important maritime routes reached from the Egyptian Red Sea across the Indian Ocean. The ancient city of Berenike, located approximately 500 miles south of today’s Suez Canal, was a significant port among these conduits. In this book, Steven E. Sidebotham, the archaeologist who excavated Berenike, uncovers the role the city played in the regional, local, and “global” economies during the eight centuries of its existence. Sidebotham analyzes many of the artifacts, botanical and faunal remains, and hundreds of the texts he and his team found in excavations, providing a profoundly intimate glimpse of the people who lived, worked, and died in this emporium between the classical Mediterranean world and Asia.
The Elephant of My Heart is the story that emerged as Jessica Clements took her first inner journey on the “Personal Totem Pole Process” originated by Stephen Gallegos. Jessica’s life had not been easy, for at nine years old, she had suffered a brain haemorrhage. Yet this was just where her new guide, her elephant, took her to, though in the gentlest and softest of ways. It was here that her elephant, and numerous other animals, taught her that the scars that criss-cross her head can be seen in a different way, for now they are stitched with a black panther’s whisker and held by a dragonfly! “I read this book in an evening and couldn’t put it down as I was taken on a magical journey by the Elephant at Jessica’s Heart.” Stephen Wish, Polar Bear Community “If you like animals and meditate then I highly recommend this book!” Jayne Thorpe
Lorraine Mavengere takes an enthusiastic and enlightening approach to dealing with what are intense issues for many people today. If you are looking for a kick-start to fulfilling your purpose and chasing your dreams then this book is the perfect jump lead! It is laid out in a simple and easy to understand style with which any reader can engage. Lorraine tackles twelve foundational principles of success, the issues handled are all essential and vital to leading a successful life in business and otherwise. A fresh input is given to what are universal truths making them effective and achievable for anyone. Lorraine Mavengere not only spurs on the reader to pursue their dream but to create accountability for their life in the process.
Author: Richard L. Daft
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-07-06
Genre: Business & Economics
Lessons for leaders on resolving the ongoing struggle between instinct and the creative mind Kings, heads of government, and corporate executives lead thousands of people and manage endless resources, but may not have mastery over themselves. Often leaders know that right action is important, but have little (if any) understanding of what prevents them from acting in accordance with their intentions. In this important book, leadership expert Richard Daft portrays this dilemma as a struggle between instinct (elephant) and intention (the executive) using the most current research on the intentional vs. the habitual mind to explain how this phenomenon occurs. Based on current research and real-life examples Offers leaders a method for directing themselves more productively Written by an expert in leadership, organizational performance, and change management Through real-life examples and recent studies in psychology, management and Eastern spirituality Daft provides guidance to all of us who struggle finding our own balance and cultivating the behavior of others.