Description : All stories in this book are true, as are the animals, people and places real. • A Doberman Pincher that saved my daughters life, rescued myself from a cliff, kept her family out of trouble one dark night, went for help in a thunder storm and showed extreme intelligence all of her life. • Bum lambs with humorous personalities and a liking for rocking chairs, pick up rides and sitting in laps, never guessing that they were not human beings. • An unfixed skunk that wore doll clothes and was wheeled around in a doll buggy. A racoon that was the delight of the children preferred her corn buttered, turned a whole school upside down, along with a barn yard and much preferred the easy life to the wilds.
Description : Children will discover exotic lands, fascinating animals, terrifying dinosaurs and explore the final frontier of space within the exciting and engagingly illustrated pages of My Incredible Sticker Atlas: The World, Animals, Space & Dinosaurs. This comprehensive book is as entertaining as it is educational. My Incredible Sticker Atlas is filled with amazing facts that will stimulate children's imagination. Featuring stunning photography and illustrations, two fold-out wall charts and two fold-out wall maps, plus over 1000 stickers, this book is the perfect reference and entertainment for every child.
Description : No flat-liners for me. Come ride life's roller coaster and zoom from a hotel in drought-ridden Texas to the summit of Kilimanjaro, from a ghetto school in Philly to a skyscraper office overlooking Society Hill, from working with beauty queens in Hawaii to struggling with a broken-down car in Mexico's Sierra Madre mountains, from being robbed in Cairo to interviewing for a dream job in Jakarta. You'll meet saints and colorful characters along the way -- at a border brothel, in an AIDS hospice, in a small West Texas town, in a mansion in Acapulco, in a small growing college. Love, loss, living -- it's all here in 29 stories from my incredible ride.
Description : In less than three years, I’ve gone from being the worst waitress in LA to living out my childhood dreams of singing my songs to people all over the world. Sometimes, it feels as if the last few years have encompassed a few decades. . . . You might have heard my voice on the radio, seen me onstage and on the red carpet, or in a music video, but that’s only a part of the story. In these pages, I’m revealing a more complete picture of what my life is really like. It’s not all glamorous and it’s not all pretty, but it’s all real. . . . I want you to come on a whirlwind journey with an all-access pass to My Crazy Beautiful Life.
Description : Warning: once you start reading this book, you won’t stop until you are finished. This book is a true story or stories about my life. I explain in detail why and when I was taken away from my family by social services and put in an orphanage and then placed in two different foster homes, where I was abused and terrified, and I had a relationship with a twenty-year-old woman when I was seven and a half years old. I also talk about very crazy experiences I had playing drums professionally on stage. The experiences are very dramatic, humorous, and sexy. Drums were and still are a very big part of my life. I would play with my complete heart and self-expression when I performed. Music was a big part of my life that gave me purpose when I was at one of my lowest points in my life. I have also suffered with Crohn’s disease most of my life. I have been in and out of the hospital as a result of this disease since I was a baby. The disease became so severe I had to quit my job and I became homeless, and I lived in the woods for two long years suffering from this disease. I also share some of my terrifying experiences from heavy drinking of alcohol and some of my deadly situations I put myself in from heavy addiction to drugs. It is absolutely amazing and a true miracle that I am still alive and able to write this book about my experiences. I experienced the presence of God while I was writing this book in such a profound way. I cannot even try to explain how powerful this experience was. You have to read this book to understand this absolute wonderful experience I had.
Description : I came from a poor family, but was afforded all the opportunities to make myself a better person than my parents, who did not have those opportunities. My childhood days were hard living on a farm, getting up early in the morning, doing my chores and then walking two miles to school. My high school days was not as good as expected and I put that to the conditions under which I had to deal with, living away from home, sometimes under unpleasant situations, and then getting up at 5:00 am to travel by train to Georgetown to get to school. I remember reading that Abraham Lincoln had to walk six miles per day to go to school, and he became one of the best President of the United States of America. My studies were cut short to assist my family when they were faced with major problems. I realized that the experience I gained by joining the SSU made me a better person. As I began my life anew I was determined to be successful in whatever my endeavors were. Success comes with hard work and perseverance and I took advantage of all the windows of opportunities that came my way, like forming Patrician Phone Corporation and South Jamaica Services, and running for Congress. To the readers of my autobiography, especially the younger generation, I want to tell you that the sky is not the limit. There are many opportunities out there, you have to take the time to look for what interests you. If I had to live my life over again, I would probably do the same things all over again, but I think with less mistakes. I have no regrets because I did it my all way.
Description : The frozen wastes of the Southern Ocean; the tropical rainforests of South America, the scorching grasslands of Africa, the dizzy heights of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas: Martin Hughes-Games has been to every continent on earth filming natural history programmes. A Wild Life is Martin's personal account of his astonishing adventures around the world, both as a presenter for the BBC and a producer of nature documentaries. We all know Martin as a member of Springwatch and Autumnwatch team, but before his presenting days he spent many years behind the camera producing up-close-and-personal wildlife documentaries on location often in perilous conditions. During a career spanning more than three decades, he has captured the extraordinary life and diversity of the animal kingdom on film - from bloodthirsty bats and man-eating tigers, to huge elephant seals and tiny but ever so painful centipedes. Warmly told with humour and an inimitable style, and packed with insightful facts from the natural world - how fast is the fastest creature on earth, the peregrine falcon? How high can a bird, the bar headed goose on migration, really fly? - A Wild Life has to be one of the natural history books of the year.
Description : A psychologist considers the legends about the mystical powers of cats, scientific investigations, and claims of cat owners, concludes that cats possess extraordinary mental, physical, and psychic skills, and offers insights into the meanings of cats' sounds, movements, and expressions.
Description : Living with wolves has provided Tracy with countless experiences that have changed her life in unimaginable ways. As a cofounder of Mission: Wolf, a wolf sanctuary in Colorado, Tracy has spent half her life studying wolf behavior and body language. Tracy has learned to leash train and walk wolves, often with painful consequences. Join Tracy as she develops a special bond with an intense British Columbian gray wolf named Shaman. Shaman becomes a great wolf teacher, and eventually the shy wolf grows to trust her. Tracy relies on her instinct and intuition as she moves to calm sensitive wolves like Shaman. She does well but believes in her heart that she can do better. A horse named Ikus comes into Tracy’s life and dramatically changes her understanding of horse-to-person communication. Driven to find her own way to connect with horses, Ikus becomes a professor in nature’s university as Tracy embarks on a journey of learning to speak horse language. Something profound happens when Ikus, a horse with an attitude and a dislike of being haltered, gives Tracy an unexpected lesson in resolving feral behavior. Not only does Ikus teach Tracy how to stop his run-away glitch but Tracy discovers a missing link in her previous wolf-handling life that will forever change her approach to resolving feral behavioral problems in both species. This experience ultimately provides Tracy with a foundation for clear communication, and it awakens in her an effective and natural way to connect with animals. Tracy’s world of wolves and horses is forever inspired as she moves to a new level of connection beyond anything she believed possible, and she strives to share what she has learned. Sally, a young woman from the UK, comes to volunteer at the sanctuary and learns to calm a very frightened eighteen-year-old horse who is going blind and in danger of injuring himself. International Book Awards Finalist 2016. Reader’s Favorite Book Awards Finalist 2016. Winner Best Book Awards Animals/Pets General Category 2016.