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Lions in the Balance

By Craig Packer
  • ISBN Code: : 022609300X
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Pages : 440
  • Category : Science
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If you are a morani (warrior), you have your spear at the ready—you could be the hero, but you will have to wait until the morning light before you can go out and prove yourself. If it is a lion, you want to be the first to spear it—and if the lion turns on you, make sure it mauls you on your chest or stomach, on your face, shins, or throat. Any place where you can show your scars with pride, show the incontrovertible evidence of courage. A scar on your back would be a permanent reminder of cowardice, an ineradicable trace of shame. Monsters take many forms: from man-eating lions to the people who hunt them, from armed robbers to that midnight knock at the door of a cheap hotel room in Dar es Salaam. And celebrated biologist Craig Packer has faced them all. Head on. With Lions in the Balance, Packer takes us back into the complex, tooth-and-claw world of the African lion, offering revealing insights into both the lives of one of the most iconic and dangerous animals on earth and the very real risks of protecting them. A sequel to his prize-winning Into Africa—which gave many readers their first experience of fieldwork in Africa, of cooperative lions on dusty savannas, and political kidnappings on the shores of Lake Tanganyika—this new diary-based chronicle of cutting-edge research and heartbreaking corruption will both alarm and entertain. Packer’s story offers a look into the future of the lion, one in which the politics of conservation will require survival strategies far more creative and powerful than those practiced anywhere in the world today. Packer is sure to infuriate millionaires, politicians, aid agencies, and conservationists alike as he minces no words about the problems he encounters. But with a narrative stretching from far flung parts of Africa to the corridors of power in Washington, DC, and marked by Packer’s signature humor and incredible candor, Lions in the Balance is a tale of courage against impossible odds, a masterly blend of science, adventure, and storytelling, and an urgent call to action that will captivate a new generation of readers.

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The book of Revelation is exciting! Yet, too many today think it to be boring and hard to understand! I think it is just the opposite. If you take the book from a literal perspective, the "unveiling" fits, and it creates a perfect panorama of man's final days. long with the text, I have created a practical application for our lives today. Revelation is relevant, and it permeates the reader with God's last word to mankind.....His Son Jesus Christ! The final invitation alone is worth the time spent to enjoy the "book."

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  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Book Code : 0310355974
  • Total of Pages : 720
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 637
  • Pdf File: the-lion-of-war-collection.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Two novels from Cliff Graham's historical fiction series are now available in one collection! Day of War In ancient Israel, at the crossroads of the great trading routes, a man named Benaiah is searching for a fresh start in life. He has joined a band of soldiers led by a warlord named David, seeking to bury the past that refuses to leave him. Their ragged army is disgruntled and full of reckless men. Some are loyal to David, but others are only with him for the promise of captured wealth. While the ruthless and increasingly mad King Saul marches hopelessly against the powerful Philistines, loyal son Jonathan in tow, the land of the Hebrew tribes has never been more despondent—and more in need of rescue. Over the course of ten days, from snowy mountain passes to sword-wracked battlefields, Benaiah and his fellow mercenaries must call upon every skill they have to survive and establish the throne for David—if they don’t kill each other first. Covenant of War The year is 993 BC. After years of bloody civil war, Eleazar son of Dodai, one of King David’s most elite warriors, wants nothing more than to finally live peacefully in the land. But on the plains near the Great Sea, a terrifying army of Philistines has mobilized to crush the Hebrew tribes once and for all. In the sun-drenched valleys and dark forests of the hill country, Eleazar and his warriors make their stand against Israel’s deadliest enemy. The fate of an entire nation rests on the courage of a small band of heroes known as the Mighty Men. In a land torn by conflict, depleted by drought and threatened by treachery, the horrors and heroism of the ancient battlefields come to life. Covenant of War is the second book in the Lion of War series—the intense, gritty, and stylistic portrayal of the Mighty Men of Israel, a rag-tag band of warriors who came to King David in his most desperate hour and fought with him while he claimed the throne he was destined to fill. Their legendary deeds are recorded in 2 Samuel 23 and 1 Chronicles 11.

The Lion of Round Top

By Hans G Myers
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  • Publisher : Casemate
  • Book Code : 1636241123
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 678
  • Pdf File: the-lion-of-round-top.pdf

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The story of the true savior of Little Round Top at Gettysburg—a 26-year-old Harvard-educated lawyer, who paid with his life to defend that hill. Citizen-soldier Strong Vincent was many things: Harvard graduate, lawyer, political speaker, descendent of pilgrims and religious refugees, husband, father, brother. But his greatest contribution to history is as the savior of the Federal left on the second day at Gettysburg, when he and his men held Little Round Top against overwhelming Confederate numbers. Forgotten by history in favor of his subordinate, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Vincent has faded into relative obscurity in the decades since his death. This book restores Vincent to his rightful place among the heroes of the battle of Gettysburg: presenting his life story using new, never-before-published sources and archival material to bring the story of one of the most forgotten officers of the American Civil War back to the attention of readers and historians.

In Search of the African Lion

By Roger de la Harpe,Pat de la Harpe
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  • Publisher : Jonathan Ball Publishers
  • Book Code : 1920289682
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 733
  • Pdf File: in-search-of-the-african-lion.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The African lion (Panthera leo), long celebrated as the king of beasts, faces unprecedented challenges in the wild today. Loss of habitat through the expansion of human activity increasingly restricts the lion to game reserves and national parks, while diseases such as bovine tuberculosis pose a threat to the health of lion prides. Over a period of two years, Roger and Pat de la Harpe have documented wild lions of South Africa, and the result is a superbly photographed and engagingly written tribute to this often misunderstood predator. In Search of the African Lion enters the complex world of the lion, describing pride dynamics, hunting patterns, the reproductive cycle and interactions with human communities. The book focuses on four main areas: the Kalahari, the Madikwe/Mapungubwe area, the Greater Kruger National Park and Northern Zululand -each with its own problems, challenges and opportunities. In addition, the authors highlight the important work done by game rangers, wildlife managers and scientific researchers in understanding the lion and in protecting existing populations. The In Search of... series focuses on the plight of threatened and endangered species. Also available by the same authors: In Search of the African Wild Dog.

The Lion of Senet

By Jennifer Fallon
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  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Book Code : 0553898566
  • Total of Pages : 576
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 868
  • Pdf File: the-lion-of-senet.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This first book of the Second Sons Trilogy establishes Jennifer Fallon as one of the most unique voices in fantasy fiction, as she creates full characters, and takes intelligent plotting to a whole new level in order to establish unparalleled complexity and tension. On the world Ranadon there is no night as both suns shine brightly. The intervention of Belagren, High Priestess of the Shadowdancers, and the sacrifice of a child of royal blood, has banished the Age of Shadows from the skies. Belagren's position is unquestioned . . . until circumstances begin to tip political rivalries into a deadlier game altogether. A volcanic eruption rocks the seas separating the Kingdom of Dhevyn and the mainland Kingdom of Senet, and a mysterious sailor is shipwrecked on the island of Elcast. Badly wounded, his arrival stirs up old hatreds and unravels old secrets. His presence is enough to even bring Antonov, the powerful Lion of Senet, to the island and fear to the Keep of the Duke of Elcast. A strong friendship develops between Dirk, second son of the Duke, and Kirshov Latanya, second son of the Lion of Senet. But will they, and their friendship, survive the chain of events set in motion by the ambitions of the ruthless High Priestess of the Shadowdancers and the domineering Lion of Senet?

Can You Outsmart an Economist?

By Steven E. Landsburg
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  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Book Code : 1328489825
  • Total of Pages : 306
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 369
  • Pdf File: can-you-outsmart-an-economist.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“Will delight and inform anyone who enjoys rigorous thinking and the unexpected conclusions it delivers.” — Jamie Whyte, author of Crimes Against Logic “This ingenious gallop through the mind of Steven Landsburg enables you to think like an economist without incurring a Keynesian headache or a huge student loan. You may even end up ‘smarter than Google.’ But you will not readily put down this exhilarating adventure in ideas.” —George Gilder, author of Knowledge and Power and Life After Google Can you outsmart an economist? Steven Landsburg, acclaimed author and professor of economics, dares you to try. In this whip-smart, entertaining, and entirely unconventional economics primer, he brings together over one hundred puzzles and brain teasers that illustrate the subject’s key concepts and pitfalls. From warm-up exercises to get your brain working, to logic and probability problems, to puzzles covering more complex topics like inferences, strategy, and irrationality, Can You Outsmart an Economist? will show you how to do just that by expanding the way you think about decision making and problem solving. Let the games begin! “Entertaining as well as edifying. Read it, expand your mind, and have fun!” —N. Gregory Mankiw, Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics, Harvard University

Teaching and Hunting in East Africa

By Dan McNickle
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  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Book Code : 1412220270
  • Total of Pages : 286
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 187
  • Pdf File: teaching-and-hunting-in-east-africa.pdf

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"Lati knew his stuff and before the sun was high we were on the trail of a small herd. These elephant had fed into thick thorn scrub. We could hear them up ahead, close, but we couldn't see them as visibility was close to nil. I reached for some dirt to sift through my fingers and track the breezes. The elephant were almost stationary, languidly browsing. Judging from the contented purring of their stomachs, they had no idea we were there. We inched closer, the heat and the tension oppressive. Twenty yards; ten yards; ten feet. We could see them, but couldn't make out one end from the other, nor could we see any ivory. Big gray slabs of wrinkled hide was all that was discernable, and even that seemed to pulse and dance out of focus in the heat and thorn. Lati touched my shoulder, motioning to back off. At mid-day the breeze was bound to give us away. We backpedaled, guns ready...." The countries of East Africa were getting independence in the 1960's and the Teachers of East Africa Program, run by Columbia University, was one vehicle used to expand the staffing of the secondary schools so these countries could quickly muster the manpower necessary to run their own affairs. I was fortunate enough to be selected as one of the teachers, and this book is the story of my four years spent in Tanzania: teaching, hunting and touring. In the process I had many wonderful experiences with the people, some close calls with the elephants, climbed an active volcano, presided over a polling station in the first Presidential election in Tanzania, and hunted with ear gatherers. I tried to skim Dan's book after we returned from Africa. But it's not the sort of piece you should skim. I really enjoyed all of it, but especially the writer's voice and consciousness -- young, male, enthusiastic, brash, reflective, smart, brave, appreciative and oh so full of life! I loved it! Dr. Rudy Martin, retired, Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington. I want to add that Dan's writing brought back for me the absolute beauty and wonder of East Africa. Dr. Gail Martin, retired Antioch University, Seattle, Washington

Tigers: The Lion With Stripes

By Caitlind L. Alexander
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  • Publisher : Learning Island
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 30
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 966
  • Pdf File: tigers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Tigers are members of the cat family. They are the biggest cats still alive today. The saber-toothed tiger used to be bigger, but there are no more saber-toothed tigers around. How much do you know about these majestic animals? Do you know: What a tiger uses his tail for? What is a liger or a tigon? How often do tigers catch the animals they chase? How much a tiger eats at one time? What the Chinese use tiger bones for? Learn all these things and more! Learn what a tiger looks like, where it lives, what it eats, what eats it, how babies are born, and other fun facts. Ages 6 to 8. All measurements in American and metric. This Educational Version includes activities designed to reinforce Common Core Curriculum Standards. 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 are appropriate for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.

Raja and the Lion of Drazuk

By Avah Broc
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Book Code : 1039110762
  • Total of Pages : 444
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 690
  • Pdf File: raja-and-the-lion-of-drazuk.pdf

Book Short Summary:

After years of turmoil, another great shadow is growing over Zurkia. Princess Hannah of Avaran—the cousin of Zurkia’s renowned hero, Princess Raja—and Princess Chloe have both been taken against their will by the superior of Wsyrut, Vandal. After two of Raja’s friends, Consula Meeshan and Prince Jafar, fail in their clever attempt to save the two princesses, Raja once again gathers her crew of adventuring companions to devise a new plan. However, Vandal is merely a pawn in an even greater and more dangerous scheme. The vile Hagatha, Queen of Roses, has retrieved her once-lost royal orb and set her sights on becoming queen of the entire kingdom, by any means necessary. Using the power of magic, potions, and trickery, Hagatha infiltrates the villages and legions of Zurkia and begins to amass a powerful and obedient army. With war on the horizon, everything comes into question. Will Raja’s friends’ plan to outplay the naive superior succeed? Will Zurkia’s people be made aware of Hagatha’s evil influence before it is too late? And what will be the cost of all this greed and dishonesty? With a brave heart, the heroes run headfirst into the darkness that threatens to consume everything, and everyone.

The Lion of Macedonia

By John McLeod
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1453550208
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : History
  • Members : 180
  • Pdf File: the-lion-of-macedonia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Alexander the Great is a household name, yet the majority of people know little more than the odd anecdote about him. The Lion of Macedonia addresses the least known part of his life, his childhood and adolescence. By combining the few known facts and legends with aspects of daily life in the ancient world, the author portrays a believable account of Alexander's upbringing. Although fictional, it is thoroughly researched and shows how the development of Alexander's character was influenced by the people and events around him. It reflects the morals and values of those times without being unduly graphic, and includes religious rituals and pitched battles, political intrigue, Alexander's sexuality, his relationship with his parents, and encounters with such equally famous figures as Aristotle and Isocrates. It could have happened this way.

How to Hide a Lion

By Helen Stephens
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  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Book Code : 1407156306
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 878
  • Pdf File: how-to-hide-a-lion.pdf

Book Short Summary:

How does a very small girl hide a very large lion? It's not easy, but Iris has to do her best, because mums and dads can be funny about having a lion in the house. Luckily, there are lots of good places to hide a lion - behind the shower curtain, in your bed, and even up a tree. A funny, heart-warming story about a very special friendship.

Humans and Lions

By Keith Somerville
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351365290
  • Total of Pages : 234
  • Category : History
  • Members : 130
  • Pdf File: humans-and-lions.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book places lion conservation and the relationship between people and lions both in historical context and in the context of the contemporary politics of conservation in Africa. The killing of Cecil the Lion in July 2015 brought such issues to the public’s attention. Were lions threatened in the wild and what was the best form of conservation? How best can lions be saved from extinction in the wild in Africa amid rural poverty, precarious livelihoods for local communities and an expanding human population? This book traces man’s relationship with lions through history, from hominids, to the Romans, through colonial occupation and independence, to the present day. It concludes with an examination of the current crisis of conservation and the conflict between Western animal welfare concepts and sustainable development, thrown into sharp focus by the killing of Cecil the lion. Through this historical account, Keith Somerville provides a coherent, evidence-based assessment of current human-lion relations, providing context to the present situation. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of environmental and African history, wildlife conservation, environmental management and political ecology, as well as the general reader.