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The Drunken Forest

Author : Gerald Durrell
ISBN : 9781447214144
Genre : Nature
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Gerald Durrell is among the best-selling authors in English. His adventurous spirit and his spontaneous gift for narrative and anecdote stand out in his accounts of expeditions in Africa and South America in search of rare animals. He divines the characters of these creatures with the same clear, humorous and unsentimental eyes with which he regards those chance human acquaintances whose conversation in remote places he often reproduces in all its devastating and garbled originality. To have maintained, for over fifteen years, such unfailing standards of entertainment can only be described as a triumph. The Argentine pampas and the little-known Chaco territory of Paraguay provide the setting for The Drunken Forest. With Durrell for interpreter, an orange armadillo or a horned toad, or a crab-eating raccoon suddenly discovers the ability not merely to set you laughing but also to endear itself to you.

The Drunken Forest

Author : Gerald Malcolm Durrell
ISBN : OCLC:907583870
Genre : Zoological specimens
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Environmental Change And Geomorphic Hazards In Forests

Author : Roy C. Sidle
ISBN : 9780851995984
Genre : Science
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This book reviews current knowledge of most types of geohazards in forested areas. The 11 chapters cover hydrologic impacts, including flooding and soil erosion, desertification in Mediterranean Europe and Africa, landslides, and hazards in mangrove forests and along shorelines. Examples covered are from all five continents.

Thriller Ghosts Of The Dark Sky Bogs And Barrens

Author : Peter Moss
ISBN : 9780557899494
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Biomes Of The Future

Author : Paul Stein
ISBN : 0823934101
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes biomes of the world, and explains how changes in global climate can affect the different plants and animals that live there.

The Year S Best Science Fiction Eighteenth Annual Collection

Author : Gardner Dozois
ISBN : 9780312703721
Genre : Fiction
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The twenty-three stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our being, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: Stephen Baxter, M.Shayne Bell, Rick Cook, Albert E. Cowdrey, Tananarive Due, Greg Egan, Eliot Fintushel, Peter F. Hamilton, Earnest Hogan, John Kessel, Nancy Kress, Ursula K. Le Guin, Paul J. McAuley, Ian McDonald, Susan Palwick, Severna Park, Alastair Reynolds, Lucius Shepard, Brian Stableford, Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, Steven Utley, Robert Charles Wilson Supplementing the stories is the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

Marrying Off Mother And Other Stories

Author : Gerald Durrell
ISBN : 9781447214557
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Which of these stories is true and which is semi-true I have, of course, not the slightest intention of telling you, but I hope this will not detract from your enjoyment . . . Gerald Durrell introduces an eccentric cast of characters in this entertaining collection of stories, first published in 1991. In the title story, part of the inspiration behind the ITV drama The Durrells, we join his family in Corfu, where Gerry joins forces with Larry and Margo in encouraging Mother to consider finding a new husband, only to rue the consequences. Highlights from the other tales in this collection are the acquisition of a strongly perfumed pig named Esmerelda, a foul-mouthed parrot called Moses, and a compulsive gambler who inspires a miracle. Written with Durrell's usual sharp eye for observing humour in a situation, Marrying Off Mother will delight fans both old and new.

Priceless

Author : Bradley Trevor Greive
ISBN : 9780740726958
Genre : Nature
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Striking photographs and an inspirational narrative highlight species of animals that are threatened by extinction, offering a dramatic call to action to preserve the environment, biodiversity, and the creatures that make Earth their home.

Fodor S Alaska 2013

Author : Fodor's
ISBN : 9780876371770
Genre : Travel
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Alaska is a trip of a lifetime. Nowhere else can you kayak to glaciers; fly over the highest peak in North America; wonder at the Aurora Borealis; stay out all night celebrating the midnight sun; visit quirky towns; spot bear, eagles, moose, and whales; and learn the true meaning of the word remote all in the same trip. Expanded Coverage: More regional itineraries to help first-time visitors plan their perfect trip. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Alaska offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. TripAdvisor Reviews: Our experts’ hotel selections are reinforced by the latest customer feedback from TripAdvisor. Travelers can book their Alaska stay with confidence, as only the best properties make the cut.

Taiga

Author : Elizabeth Kaplan
ISBN : UOM:49015002524602
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes climate, soil, seasons, and landscape of the world's largest continuous biome which spans the Northern Hemisphere across Alaska, Canada, Scandinavia, and Russia.

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