Fingertrails and half-cuts in addition to sounds embedded in the page, make this an exciting experience. The bright, colourful artwork enhanced with cut-outs to peep through. Best of all, press the pages and bring the jungle to life with a croaking frogs, a shower of rain, screeching parrots, roaring lions and other creatures. A delightful gift for a young child.
The perfect mix of music, creativity, and fun for music teachers, classroom teachers, and child care providers. Students will enjoy learning about the jungle and its creatures through captivating songs and activities. Includes many imaginative lesson ideas for young children that capture the delightful power and excitement of interactive musical learning. Classroom curriculum, singing and playing instruments, crafts, and snacks are integrated, overlapped, and joined for a joyful, inventive learning experience. This title has received the iParenting Media award as one of the "Best Products of 2006."
Jim Corbett is famous for his exploits as a hunter, but there was so much more to the man than tracking down man-eating tigers and leopards. In fact, ‘Carpet Sahib’ (as many Indians called him) was a conservationist at heart, with a deep love for jungles – its flora and fauna; and its inhabitants – the birds and the animals, and the people – who lived in the lush Kumaon hills. It is this side of Corbett that comes to the fore in Jungle Lore. Almost autobiographical in nature, Jungle Lore sees Corbett talk of his boyhood, the people he met, lessons he learnt in absorbing the jungle, his concern for the jungles and environment, and of course, there are doses of hunting expeditions too. There is even the odd story of detection and of supernatural sightings. Jungle Lore is the first book anyone should read on Jim Corbett. Simply because it is about Jim Corbett the man who went on to become a famous hunter.
In a time before computers, GPS, the Internet, and other technological advances, reliance on blood, sweat, tears, and an old-fashioned work ethic were often the only tools people had to survive. And for an infantryman in the early days of Vietnam, helicopter rides into hot landing zones, coping with leeches, enemy combatants, difficult orders, and surviving in the jungle took all the grit and determination necessary both to endure and to approach victory. In Storm in the Jungle, a soldier chronicles his life caught seemingly in the middle of nowhere between a strange land and culture, as he is sent to war in a troop ship and tasked to set up base camps, engage in search and destroy missions, and manage tense relations with his fellow brothers in arms. As he sees the tragedy of death unfold before him for the first timeand many other times thereafterhe and the other men around him cannot help but be changed forever. Personally facing the enemy in combat and battling his way through the physical, mental, and psychological turmoil of the Vietnam War, discover how for this young infantryman the tolls of war are paid with his blood, sweat, and tearsand almost a chance at coming home.
Garth Anderson, a reporter for the New York Times, has been marked for murder, but he doesnt know why. All he knows is that someone is trying to kill him. Garth turns to his friends, CIA agents, for help, but the pursuit is relentless. Someone has a murderous agenda and is leaving a trail of dead bodiesand Garth is next. Retirement Policy is a sweeping adventure story that begins in Asias Golden Triangle and ends in Washington, DC. Although Garth tries to escape the evil pursuit, the horror continues. In a final confrontation with the murderer, Garth finally finds out why he was marked for murder. But is it too late to save himself? A fast-moving thriller, Retirement Policy delves deep into the drug trade, taking the reader on an adventure that unravels one unusual twist after another.
Soldier In Paradise is a novel salivating in the human experience of living, dying, and war. Steven S. Cullen's concise and detailed writing creates the perfect platform for a reader to understand the physical, emotional, and unique concept of life during and after war. This story follows the direct experience and reality of young man's journey. Although the characters names and information are counterfeit, the storyline and testimony are based on true events from this author occurrence
These three plays by Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard are bold, explosive, and ultimately redemptive dramas propelled by family secrets and illuminated by a searching intelligence. In The Late Henry Moss–which premiered in San Francisco, starring Sean Penn and Nick Nolte–two estranged brothers confront the past as they piece together the drunken fishing expedition that preceded their father’s death. In Eyes for Consuela, based on Octavio Paz’s classic story “The Blue Bouquet,” a vacationing American encounters a knife-toting Mexican bandit on a gruesome quest. And in When the World Was Green, cowritten with Joseph Chaikin, a journalist in search of her father interviews an old man who resolved a generations-old vendetta by murdering the wrong man. Together, these plays form a powerful trio from an enduring force in American theater.
The adventure continues with sergeant Rock and his special squad of combat soldier's fighting for their survival. Once again the Rock and his men have been given an assignment by the higher echelon of command to retrieve not just lost American soldiers but the entire shipment of gold from Fort Knox that was lost en-route to a military base located within the Bermuda Triangle. In their efforts to retrieve this lost gold the sergeant and his men find themselves caught within a giant vortex that transports them deep within the core of the center of the Earth. Their adventure begins and the sergeant and his men find themselves amidst battles between hostile cavemen tribes and hungry dinosaurs trying to devour their prey as well as these human soldier's. Deep within the center of the earth these American soldiers find themselves involved in extraordinary circumstances that challenges their daily survival. Their survival skills are definitely put to the test and each soldier knows that the slightest mistake on their part could result in their death. Sergeant Rock takes his men deep into the center of the earth where adventure and death waits at every corner. The most dreaded adversaries are the meat eating dinosaurs whose only desire is to taste warm and fresh human flesh. In their search for that missing gold, the sergeant and his band of soldiers encounter alien space travelers. Their only objective is to collect more alien life trophies from planet earth. Countless surgical experiments are performed by the aliens on their captured trophies. Some of their trophies are the lost soldier's that sergeant Rock seeks. Now sergeant Rock has to battle with these aliens in order for him to free their human captives. Blood and guts on both sides will be spilled and many lives will be lost by both sides. So if you enjoy the excitement of the unknown and the thrill of the battle, then you will want to read this story of courageous combat soldier's trying to fulfill their responsibilities to their government. Go with sergeant Rock and his men into the unknown and live their adventures as your own. Every step that these courageous soldier's take, death waits with its arms wide open to exterminate their individual lives. Bermuda Gold is filled with action from start to finish. Wait for the next action packed adventure that these American soldiers take into the unknown in Blood South (coming soon).
Throughout the world, the population of older adults continues to grow. The rise in geriatric populations has seen an increase in research on clinical diagnostic, assessment, and treatment issues aimed at this population. Clinical geropsychologists have increased their interest both in providing mental health services as well as developing approaches to improve quality of life for all older adults. The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology is a landmark publication in this field, providing broad and authoritative coverage of the research and practice issues in clinical geropsychology today, as well as innovations expanding the field's horizons. Comprising chapters from the foremost scholars in clinical geropsychology from around the world, the handbook captures the global proliferation of activity in this field. In addition to core sections on topics such as sources of psychological distress, assessment, diagnosis, and intervention, the handbook includes valuable chapters devoted to methodological issues such as longitudinal studies and meta-analyses in the field, as well as new and emerging issues such as technological innovations and social media use in older populations. Each chapter offers a review of the most pertinent international literature, outlining current issues as well as important cultural implications and key practice issues where relevant, and identifying possibilities for future research and policy applications. The book is essential to all psychology researchers, practitioners, educators, and students with an interest in the mental health of older adults. In addition, health professionals - including psychiatrists, social workers, mental health nurses, and trainee geriatric mental heatlh workers - will find this a invaluable resource. Older adults comprise a growing percentage of the population worldwide. Clinical psychologists with an interest in older populations have increased the amount of research and applied knowledge about effectively improving mental health later in life, and this book captures that information on an international level. The book addresses how to diagnose, assess and treat mental illness in older persons, as well as ways to improve quality of life in all older persons. It has a great breadth of coverage of the area, including chapters spanning how research is conducted to how new technologies such as virtual reality and social media are used with older people to improve mental health. The book would appeal to all psychology researchers, practitioners, educators and students with an interest in the mental health of older adults. It would also appeal to other health professionals, including psychiatrists, social workers, and mental health nurses who work with older people. It is a valuable resource for trainee geriatric mental health workers because it highlights key readings and important practice implications in the field.
This history reveals the failures and fortunes of leadership during the WWII campaign into Japanese-occupied Burma: “a thoroughly satisfying experience” (Kirkus). Acclaimed historian Frank McLynn tells the story of four larger-than-life Allied commanders whose lives collided in the Burma campaign, one of the most punishing and protracted military adventures of World War II. This vivid account ranges from Britain’s defeat in 1942 through the crucial battles of Imphal and Kohima—known as "the Stalingrad of the East"—and on to ultimate victory in 1945. Frank McLynn narrative focuses on the interactions and antagonisms of its principal players: William Slim, the brilliant general; Orde Wingate, the idiosyncratic commander of a British force of irregulars; Louis Mountbatten, one of Churchill's favorites, overpromoted to the position of Supreme Commander, S.E. Asia; and Joseph "Vinegar Joe" Stilwell, a hard-line—and openly anlgophobic—U.S. general. With lively portraits of each of these men, McLynn shows how the plans and strategies of generals and politicians were translated into a hideous reality for soldiers on the ground.
Gelatin Silver Print is a metaphor for the memories we save in our heads as scenes, intertwined with the emotions that we live and breathe. Told in a unique style of prose and poetry , it is the story of a writer named Scott Theseus who experiences first hand John Lennons famous quote, Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans. Scott faces loss and despair, and learns through hard lessons that life is about the joy of following your dreams, even if it is at the expense of happiness.
Storytelling in World Cinemas, Vol. 1: Forms is an innovative collection of essays that discuss how different cinemas of the world tell stories. The book locates European, Asian, African, and Latin American films within their wider cultural and artistic frameworks, showing how storytelling forms in cinema are infused with influences from other artistic, literary, and oral traditions. This volume also reconsiders cinematic storytelling in general, highlighting the hybridity of 'national' forms of storytelling, calling for a rethinking of African cinematic storytelling that goes beyond oral traditions, and addressing films characterised by 'non-narration'. This study is the first in a two-volume project, with the second focusing on the contexts of cinematic storytelling.
Free jazz, as performed by such artists as John Coltrone and Archie Shepp, is a creative, collaborative art form. This book examines free jazz and develops geometric theories of gestures and distributed identities, also known as swarm intelligence.
TIME NEVER HEALS is the story of Dr. Frank Lunati, the first battalion surgeon for the 2/5th 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam. This is his story of his tour of duty, the battles, the casualties and deaths, along with all his thoughts and feelings. He relives in vivid detail the Search and Destroy missions, the battles of Happy Valley, Ia Drang, and Bong Son. He takes you with him as he ships out and travels to Vietnam and lives through a horrendous year. You will experience the battles with him; meet the friends he made and those he lost. This story brings Nam to you in a way you will never forget
David Brin's Uplift novels are among the most thrilling and extraordinary science fiction ever written. Sundiver, Startide Rising, and The Uplift War--a New York Times bestseller--together make up one of the most beloved sagas of all time. Brin's tales are set in a future universe in which no species can reach sentience without being "uplifted" by a patron race. But the greatest mystery of all remains unsolved: who uplifted humankind? As galactic armadas clash in quest of the ancient fleet of the Progenitors, a brutal alien race seizes the dying planet of Garth. The various uplifted inhabitants of Garth must battle their overlords or face ultimate extinction. At stake is the existence of Terran society and Earth, and the fate of the entire Five Galaxies. Sweeping, brilliantly crafted, inventive and dramatic, The Uplift War is an unforgettable story of adventure and wonder from one of today's science fiction greats.
Nearly five billion years ago the Mystic Maker placed a heart stone deep inside the body of the Great Mother, planet Earth, infusing her with His essence. The Great Mother had the power to create and sustain life. She also had the power to destroy it. If the balance of things was threatened she could unleash her power and restore balance. It was the Great Mother who destroyed the great civilization of Atlantis when they came too close to finding the source of her power. The greatest civilization of its time was decimated when the Great Mother unleashed tectonic movements, hurricanes, tidal waves, and volcanic eruptions on those that threatened the balance of things. Now, an ancient British organization, established shortly after the Revolutionary War, has found the heart stone and is intent on using it to bring the last super power to its knees and reclaim the lands and riches they believe rightfully belong to them. But will their hatred for America cause the collapse of a super power or destroy modern civilization as we know it? It is up to a modern day secret agent, Alex Beltran, along with an elite team of Delta Force, the Vatican Holy Warriors, and the full might of the United States Government, to restore the Atlantis Stone to its rightful resting place. Time is running out for the team as the Great Mother prepares to unleash all her power once again to recover that which has been taken from her - the Atlantis Stone.
When I split with my wife ten years ago, my antidote for the resulting feeling of loss and the negative emotions that a marriage breakup engenders was to be dramatically life altering. At the age of fifty-five I planned to teach English in Asia and South America. However, the road from plan to realization was littered with mental and physical obstacles, some of which almost proved fatal. Somehow surving these setbacks, I completed my quest by backpacking through Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, South America, Central America, and Burma. This is a tale about my physical, emotional, and psychological journey.