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Green Phoenix

By William Allen
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 9780195347579
  • Pages : 611
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 913
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Can we prevent the destruction of the world's tropical forests? In the fire-scarred hills of Costa Rica, award-winning science writer William Allen found a remarkable answer: we can not only prevent their destruction--we can bring them back to their former glory. In Green Phoenix, Allen tells the gripping story of a large group of Costa Rican and American scientists and volunteers who set out to save the tropical forests in the northwestern section of the country. It was an area badly damaged by the fires of ranchers and small farmers; in many places a few strands of forest strung across a charred landscape. Despite the widely held belief that tropical forests, once lost, are lost forever, the team led by the dynamic Daniel Janzen from the University of Pennsylvania moved relentlessly ahead, taking a broad array of political, ecological, and social steps necessary for restoration. They began with 39 square miles and, by 2000, they had stitched together and revived some 463 square miles of land and another 290 of marine area. Today this region is known as the Guanacaste Conservation Area, a fabulously rich landscape of dry forest, cloud forest, and rain forest that gives life to some 235,000 species of plants and animals. It may be the greatest environmental success of our time, a prime example of how extensive devastation can be halted and reversed. This is an inspiring story, and in recounting it, Allen writes with vivid power. He creates lasting images of pristine beaches and dense forest and captures the heroics and skill of the scientific teams, especially the larger-than-life personality of the maverick ecologist Daniel Janzen. It is a book everyone concerned about the environment will want to own.

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  • File Pdf: integral-green-zimbabwe.pdf

Book Summary:

Integral Green Zimbabwe: An African Phoenix Rising by Ronnie Lessem, Alexander Schieffer and Liz Mamukwa is the first book in the Integral Green Society and Economy series, a series which has three overarching aims. The first aim is to link together two major movements of our time, one philosophical, the other practical. The philosophical movement is towards what many today are calling an 'integral' age, while the practical is the 'green' movement, duly aligned with that of sustainable development. The second is to blend together elements of nature and community, culture and spirituality, science and technology, politics and economics, thus serving to bring about an 'integral green' vision, albeit with a focus on business and economics. As such, the authors transcend the limitations to sustainable development and environmental economics, which are overly ecological, if not also technological, in orientation, and exclude social and cultural elements. Thirdly, this particular volume focuses specifically on Zimbabwe, as well as Southern Africa, drawing on the particular issues and capacities that this country and region represents. The emphasis on Zimbabwe and Southern Africa transpired not only because two of the editors (Lessem and Mamukwa) are Zimbabwean in origin, but because Zimbabwe is today like a phoenix rising from the ashes, and has the opportunity to recreate itself anew.

Summer Blast 2019: Collection Of Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror Books

By Kristie Lynn Higgins
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Kristie Lynn Higgins
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 393
  • File Pdf: summer-blast-2019.pdf

Book Summary:

Looking to start a series? Read the start of five different series ranging from science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Grab something cold to drink, dive in, and find a series to pass the hot days of summer. 1. AabiLynn's Dragon Rite #0: A fantasy sword and sorcery heroic book. Cara, a young slave girl, has one chance at freedom and to find a family that loves her. She must be chosen by a baby dragon and form a bond like no other. Can Cara select a dragon egg and link with the baby dragon within or is she doomed to return to her loveless existence? Crippled from birth, Cara was sold by her father to cover his debt. A slave with no rights, she exists in bleakness and despair. A chance encounter could change all of that for her. 2. Shades of Gray #1 & #2: Dive deep into this dystopian science fiction book series with the first two novels and unravel a mystery plaguing this parallel world. Explore a doomed planet in this dystopian fiction where a female legal assassin ( Life Closer ) known as the Phoenix must partner with a rogue experiment known as the Pandora Project. The Phoenix has discovered that someone murdered her mother and she will stop at nothing to discover their identity and take her revenge. In this post apocalyptic fantasy, Pandora has no memory beyond a year ago and she is hunted by Life Closers, bounty hunters, and killer robots know as Un-Men. Can the Phoenix help her discover her past or will the Phoenix kill Pandora when she no longer needs her help? Pandora is no pushover and a mystery surrounds her very existence. Pandora will either bring about a Twilight that is the first rays of dawn or Pandora will bring about a Twilight that will usher in darkness forever. Apocalyptic science fiction books about the bounds of friendship in the face of adversity and mistrust. In the post-apocalyptic wasteland of Noir, a mega-city half the size of the United States, corporations govern the people and profit is above all. A cyberpunk style world where technology is more advanced in a desperate attempt to save the planet from destruction. 3. Beauty of the Beast #1 The Mystic Rose: Part A: The Flower, The Sword, And The Kiss: A fantasy magical realms action adventure book. Beauty and the Beast with a twist. What if the woman was the one cursed? Pluck, a young girl, saves her prince from a horrible hex but is cursed in his place. She takes on the appearance of a dreaded beast called a Necrom, a cat-like humanoid. Pluck needs the Kiss, the prince's first kiss to end her curse. Can she receive the Kiss or will her dispised appearance only bring her more heartache? Pluck has other things to worry about. She and her prince have shipwrecked in a place where the dreaded Necroms live. Pluck might just need to sacrifice herself to save her prince. 4. Monster of Monsters #1 Part 1 & Part 2: Science fiction horror action adventure book. A neglected young girl, Kein, stumbles across a hidden cave where something monstrous lurks. Desperate for affection and attention, the young girl embraces the monster, believing to have found love and acceptance. The young girl now a woman is lured into a dangerous world where monsters are contestants in a deadly game where desires and wishes can be won in a game that no one has won. Can Kein find the family she so desperately wants or will she be food for the very monsters that she wants to embrace? 5. AaBack's Grimm- Dark Fantasy Fairy Tale #1 Tale Of Two Worlds: The Wizard, The Battle Mage, And The Werewolf & #2 Friends Reunited: The Janus Beast, The Rose Beauty, And The Cursed Duckling: In this epic fantasy fairy tale book, Jane is cursed in the normal world. No one can remember her past five minutes. Jane is pulled into a fairy tale world where the Beast from Beauty and the Beast exists and where everyone remembers her. Has Jane found the perfect home or is the World of Grimm holding something deadly for her?

Unfortunately, It Was Paradise

By Mahmoud Darwish
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Isbn : 0520954602
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 578
  • File Pdf: unfortunately-it-was-paradise.pdf

Book Summary:

Mahmoud Darwish is a literary rarity: at once critically acclaimed as one of the most important poets in the Arabic language, and beloved as the voice of his people. A legend in Palestine, his lyrics are sung by fieldworkers and schoolchildren. He has assimilated some of the world's oldest literary traditions while simultaneously struggling to open new possibilities for poetry. This collection spans Darwish's entire career, nearly four decades, revealing an impressive range of expression and form. A splendid team of translators has collaborated with the poet on these new translations, which capture Darwish's distinctive voice and spirit. Fady Joudah’s foreword, new to this edition, addresses Darwish’s enduring legacy following his death in 2008.

Path of Sword King

By Song XiaoShuai
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Isbn : 1649482108
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 900
  • File Pdf: path-of-sword-king.pdf

Book Summary:

Song Han was born in Ziyou City of Freezing Sky Continent and was an orphan picked up outside by the Song Family Head. Due to his spiritual roots, he was treated as an adopted son by the Song Family Head, but in this continent where martial artists were respected, to persevere in that innocence and love, he could only break through the heavens with a single sword strike and ascend to the peak of the emperor's path. Close]

Global Suburbs

By Lawrence Herzog
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317745108
  • Pages : 270
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 164
  • File Pdf: global-suburbs.pdf

Book Summary:

Global Suburbs: Urban Sprawl from the Rio Grande to Rio de Janeiro offers a critical new perspective on the emerging phenomenon of the global suburb in the western hemisphere. American suburban sprawl has created a giant human habitat stretching from Las Vegas to San Diego, and from Mexico to Brazil, presented here in a clear and comprehensive style with in depth descriptions and images. Challenging the ecological problems that stem from these flawed suburban developments, Herzog targets an often overlooked and potentially disastrous global shift in urban development. This book will give depth to courses on suburbs, development, urban studies, and the environment.

The Druidess of Elkaza

By Franklin Newman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1450058299
  • Pages : 775
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 748
  • File Pdf: the-druidess-of-elkaza.pdf

Book Summary:

Kylie Moriarty is in her ninth month of pregnancy now. But the return of Princess Victoria Sheridan from her self-exile in the Orc nation Jirenzia exposes Kylie to her mortal enemy, the evil psychic and plane-shifter, Simon Freznik. After the assassination of Queen Rolaina, Kylie, her superhero husband Steve, and nine teenagers from Ivy Bay, California, are kidnapped and forced to play a dangerous game. Kylie thwarts Freznik as best as she can, but her pregnancy's coming due, and the outbreak of zombie disease causes Freznik to lose control of his own game. Only registered nurse Kylie and her paramedic assistant, Nolan, stand a chance at finding a cure for this insideous disease, before it's too late. It also reveals to Kylie who her true enemy, the real villain of Callistor, has actually been all this time. Seizing control over the zombies as they spread through Elkaza Island like wildfire, the villain races toward Thaydon to conquer it with the zombies, and claim the power Callistor as the ultimate prize! When her shelter is compromised, Kylie realizes the only true way to stop the traitor is to make the ultimate sacrifice . . .

Rising From The Ashes

By Cree Storm,Maggie Walsh
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cree Storm
  • Isbn : 1370658400
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 724
  • File Pdf: rising-from-the-ashes.pdf

Book Summary:

This is book 2 of the Eternal Flames series. Crystal, Colorado Fire Investigator Angelo Carbone loved his job and his friends, but ever since that fateful night when he was raped at the young age of seventeen, he has felt a piece of him missing. Until he meets his mate in a sexy as hell dragon shifter. Angelo’s visions help him do his job, but recently his visions seem to be lying to him. They are telling him that a man he knows to be dead is committing the new fire’s that plague Crystal. The confusion over what his visions are telling him causes Angelo great anguish when he also sees this supposed dead man harming a boy. Angelo has sworn that he will never allow another to be bullied or suffer as he had all those years ago, if he could stop it. When he and his new found mate, Morgan, run off into the night following one of Angelo’s visions, they never expected to find what they did, or to suddenly find themselves with a family. As the fires escalate, people get killed, and their new ward Manny goes missing, Angelo and Morgan must count on their friends to help them figure out this puzzle before Manny’s bully kills him. But a new foe in town brings back memories that Angelo wishes he could forget. These memories not only threaten his mating, but also his gift. Can Morgan save Angelo and Manny in time? Or will he lose them both to evil forces?

History of the NBA 1966-2022

By Brian Aldridge
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Classic Sports Journal
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 143
  • Category : Antiques & Collectibles
  • Reads : 650
  • File Pdf: history-of-the-nba-1966-2022.pdf

Book Summary:

If the NBA was not all that popular in 1966 - now look at it! How did the NBA get from 9 teams (1965-66) to the current 30? Answer: legends, stars, mergers, a strong commissioner, timing, the 1992 Summer Olympics and an influx of foreign stars. It's all here! Check this out: rule changes, league news, trades, trends, lists of rookies, noteworthy season and playoff games, records, scandals, scoring leaders, rebounding leaders, year-end award winners, and championship results.

Inventing Victoria

By Tonya Bolden
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Isbn : 1681198088
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 944
  • File Pdf: inventing-victoria.pdf

Book Summary:

In a searing historical novel, Tonya Bolden illuminates post-Reconstruction America in an intimate portrait of a determined young woman who dares to seize the opportunity of a lifetime. As a young black woman in 1880s Savannah, Essie's dreams are very much at odds with her reality. Ashamed of her beginnings, but unwilling to accept the path currently available to her, Essie is trapped between the life she has and the life she wants. Until she meets a lady named Dorcas Vashon, the richest and most cultured black woman she's ever encountered. When Dorcas makes Essie an offer she can't refuse, she becomes Victoria. Transformed by a fine wardrobe, a classic education, and the rules of etiquette, Victoria is soon welcomed in the upper echelons of black society in Washington, D. C. But when the life she desires is finally within her grasp, Victoria must decide how much of herself she is truly willing to surrender.