Deep Jungle

Journey To The Heart Of The Rainforest

Author: Fred Pearce

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409010961

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 1948

DEEP JUNGLE is an exploration of the most alien and feared habitat on Earth. Starting with man's earliest recorded adventures, Fred Pearce journeys high into the canopy - home to two-thirds of all the creatures on our planet, many of whom never come down to earth. During his travels he encounters all manner of fantastic flora and fauna, including a frog that can glide from tree to tree, a spider that can drag live chickens into its burrow and a flower that smells of decaying flesh. It is in the jungle that Pearce discovers secrets about how evolution works, the intricate links that connect us all, and maybe even clues to where humans came from - here is the key to our future foods and medicines, our climate and our understanding of how life works. At the start of a new millennium Pearce asks why we continue to waste precious time - and billions of dollars - looking for signs of life elsewhere in our universe when the greatest range of life-forms that have ever existed lies right here on our doorstep. Today environmentalists say we are on the verge of destroying the last rainforests, and with them the planet's evolutionary crucible, and maybe even its ability to maintain life on Earth. But nature has a way of getting its own back. The Mayans and the people of Angkor went too far in manipulating nature and paid the ultimate price. Their civilisations died and the jungle returned. Nature reclaimed it's own and it may do so again ...

Deep in the Jungle

Author: Dan Yaccarino

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606274814

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9233

After being tricked into joining the circus, an arrogant lion escapes and returns to the jungle where he lives peacefully with the animals he used to terrorize.

Deep in the Jungle of Doom (Give Yourself Goosebumps #11)

Author: R. L. Stine

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545841704

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 9639

"Reader beware--you choose the scare! GIVE YOURSELF GOOSEBUMPS! You're headed to a South American jungle with your nature-study class. Everything seems pretty cool at first, but then you start to get bored. Where's the beach? Where's the excitement? So you and your friend decide to do a little exploring on your own. That's when you see something so freaky, all you want to do is get out of there! If you run screaming down one trail you'll end up at a waterfall with a creepy underground cave. If you choose the other trail you'll eat some fruit that turns you into a crazy-looking sea monster. Will you get back to normal before things start to get really fish?!! The choice is yours in this scary GOOSEBUMPS adventure that's packed with over 20 super-spooky endings! "

Deep in the Jungle

Author: Gerry Griffiths

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781925597868

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

View: 3581

Entomologist Frank Travis takes his family on a weeklong vacation to a remote resort in the Amazon jungle. Frank doesn't mind that the kids will be tagging along; he's more worried that they won't share his sense of adventure, especially how he is always bragging that everything is bigger in the Amazon. Words he will soon regret. After an earthquake, the family gets separated and must struggle to survive in a perilous region of the jungle never explored before. An unbelievable world filled with incredible creatures and impending danger, certainly not the vacation everyone had in mind.

Four Mice Deep in the Jungle

Author: Geronimo Stilton

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: 9780141341316

Category: Children's stories

Page: 110

View: 1933

Book 5 in the international bestselling series Geronimo Stilton series for 5+.I have never been a brave mouse . . . but lately, my fears were taking over my life! So Thea and Trap decided to cure me. They dragged me away on an airplane (I'm afraid of flying!) all the way to the jungle. There I was forced to eat bug soup, climb trees as tall as skyscrapers, swim in raging rivers, and even wrangle snakes! How would a 'fraidy mouse like me ever survive?** Over 60 million copies sold - Geronimo Stilton has taken the world by storm!** Full-colour integrated fiction for 5+ from the UK publishers of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, which rewrote the rules - and the bestseller charts - for young fiction.** Incredible interactive website at www.geronimostilton.com - create your own avatar for New Mouse City!** Funny and adventurous stories with colourful, engaging design. A huge hit with both avid and reluctant readers.

Deep Down in the Jungle...

Author: Roger D. Abrahams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351523201

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 4141

With the growth of interest in folklore, it becomes increasingly evident that the presentation of a collection needs some rationale more than the fact that traditional materials have been collected and properly annotated. Much has been gathered and is now accessible through journals, archives, and lists. If a corpus of lore is not presented in some way, which bears new light on the process of word-of-mouth transmission, on traditional forms or expressions, or on the group among whom the lore was encountered, there is little reason to present it to the public. This work represents an attempt to present a body of folklore collected among one small group of Black Americans in a neighborhood in South Philadelphia. The author's approach toward collection and presentation has been intensive. He has tried to collect "in depth," and to recreate in his presentation the social background in which the lore was found, and to relate the lore with the life and the values of the group. Abraham's work is a departure from any past methods of analyzing folklore, and therefore a description of the author's point of view and his method will be given first. The majority of this work was written before his methodology was actually formulated. However throughout the project û the object was to illuminate as fully as possible the lore of one small group of African Americans from urban Philadelphia. The methodology, which developed, did so because of this objective more than anything else. Though the formulation of this theory may seem ex post facto, it is included because it clarified much during the rewritings of this book, and more importantly, because it will clarify many matters for the lay reader and for the professional folklorist.

Life Is a Jungle

Author: Ron Snell

Publisher: Hannibal Books

ISBN: 9780929292854

Category: Religion

Page: 196

View: 7270

The second book in the Rani Adventures this book touches on Rani's high school years living in the jungle.

Geronimo Stilton #5: Four Mice Deep in the Jungle

Author: Geronimo Stilton

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545391679

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 7965

Enter the world of Geronimo Stilton, where another funny adventure is always right around the corner. Each book is a fast-paced adventure with lively art and a unique format kids 7-10 will love. I have never been a brave mouse... but lately, my fears were taking over my life! Soon I was too afraid even to leave my mousehole. That's when Thea and Trap decided to cure me. They dragged me away on an airplane (I'm afraid of flying!) all the way to the jungle. There I was forced to eat bug soup, climb trees as high as skyscrapers, swim in raging rivers, and even wrangle snakes! How would a 'fraidy mouse like me ever survive?

Return to the Jungle

Author: Bear Grylls

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509854215

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4497

Could you survive in the jungle? Six months after his adventures in Spirit of the Jungle, Mak returns to the Wainganga River, where a conservation project is tracking the elusive wild elephant, endangered by loggers and poachers. When a young elephant is captured by an unscrupulous merchant, Mak and his friend Diya follow them into the heart of the jungle in a quest to set the animal free. But soon Mak finds that he must remember all his survival skills to escape danger. Inspired by Rudyard Kipling's classic The Second Jungle Book, Return to the Jungle is an exciting contemporary action-adventure from the nation's favourite adventurer, Bear Grylls.

A History of Counterinsurgency [2 volumes]

Author: Gregory Fremont-Barnes

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440804257

Category: Political Science

Page: 798

View: 1454

This two-volume history of counterinsurgency covers all the major and many of the lesser known examples of this widespread and enduring form of conflict, addressing the various measures employed in the attempt to overcome the insurgency and examining the individuals and organizations responsible for everything from counterterrorism to infrastructure building. • Provides an extremely broad coverage of counterinsurgency that spans the period from 1900 to the present day and addresses geographical areas such as Algeria, India, Northern Ireland, Iraq, Afghanistan, Malaya, Cyprus, Vietnam, and many other regions and countries • Supplies historical and geographical perspectives that enable the reader to examine each chapter as an independent case study and compare and contrast each event with others to draw lessons across time • Includes an extensive bibliography that covers all aspects of modern counterinsurgency-based themes, including geographical regions, theory, and tactics

Jungle Hunt

Author: Don Pendleton

Publisher: Gold Eagle

ISBN: 0373644019

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 7860

When Mack Bolan comes face-to-face with evil while in the jungles of South America, he must stop a rogue army general and a ruthless multinational corporation from reaping billions from the blood of the innocent. Original.

The Jungle

Author: Upton Sinclair

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Chicago (Ill.)

Page: 413

View: 2056


The Lost City of the Monkey God

A True Story

Author: Douglas Preston

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1455540021

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 9216

NAMED A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2017#1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller! A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle. Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and they warn that anyone who enters this sacred city will fall ill and die. In 1940, swashbuckling journalist Theodore Morde returned from the rainforest with hundreds of artifacts and an electrifying story of having found the Lost City of the Monkey God-but then committed suicide without revealing its location. Three quarters of a century later, bestselling author Doug Preston joined a team of scientists on a groundbreaking new quest. In 2012 he climbed aboard a rickety, single-engine plane carrying the machine that would change everything: lidar, a highly advanced, classified technology that could map the terrain under the densest rainforest canopy. In an unexplored valley ringed by steep mountains, that flight revealed the unmistakable image of a sprawling metropolis, tantalizing evidence of not just an undiscovered city but an enigmatic, lost civilization. Venturing into this raw, treacherous, but breathtakingly beautiful wilderness to confirm the discovery, Preston and the team battled torrential rains, quickmud, disease-carrying insects, jaguars, and deadly snakes. But it wasn't until they returned that tragedy struck: Preston and others found they had contracted in the ruins a horrifying, sometimes lethal-and incurable-disease. Suspenseful and shocking, filled with colorful history, hair-raising adventure, and dramatic twists of fortune, THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD is the absolutely true, eyewitness account of one of the great discoveries of the twenty-first century.

Death Waits in the "dark"

The Senoi Praaq, Malaysia's Killer Elite

Author: Roy Davis Linville Jumper

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313315152

Category: History

Page: 210

View: 8620

In 1956, the Senoi Praaq was set up by British military intelligence to fight communism in Maylasia. In this text, political scientist Jumper (affiliation not cited) presents a history of this paramilitary force, contending that it played a central role in Maylasia's transition from colony to indepe

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMix - Strategy Guide

Author: GamerGuides.com

Publisher: Gamer Guides

ISBN: 1631020137

Category: Games

Page: N.A

View: 4887

Follow the adventures of a young boy, Sora, who joins the fight against the Heartless, unknown creatures of Darkness, who invade his homeland and separate him from his friends. He is given the Keyblade, a legendary weapon giving the wielder power to fight off the Heartless. Along the way, he is joined by a cast of well-loved characters and some very well-known places. Final Fantasy and Disney collide in a surprisingly powerful and memorable story. Our guide charts the entire games of Kingdom Hearts and Chain of Memories and includes: - A complete walkthrough covering both games from start to finish - All items, stickers and other collectibles found - Full coverage of the Coliseum and how to defeat the hardest bosses ​- Mini games and much, much more.

Gold Rush in the Jungle

The Race to Discover and Defend the Rarest Animals of Vietnam's "Lost World"

Author: Dan Drollette, Jr.

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307955877

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 8339

An engrossing, adventure-filled account of the rush to discover and save Vietnam's most extraordinary animals Deep in the jungle where the borders of Vietnam meet those of Laos and Cambodia is a region known as "the lost world." Large mammals never seen before by Western science have popped up frequently in these mountains in the last decade, including a half-goat/half-ox, a deer that barks, and a close relative of the nearly extinct Javan rhino. In an age when scientists are excited by discovering a new kind of tube worm, the thought of finding and naming a new large terrestrial mammal is astonishing, and wildlife biologists from all over the world are flocking to this dangerous region. The result is a race between preservation and destruction. Containing research gathered from famous biologists, conservationists, indigenous peoples, former POWs, ex-Viet Cong, and the first U.S. ambassador to Vietnam since the war's end, Gold Rush in the Jungle goes deep into the valleys, hills, and hollows of Vietnam to explore the research, the international trade in endangered species, the lingering effects of Agent Orange, and the effort of a handful of biologists to save the world's rarest animals.