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|Author||: Jade Gedeon|
|Editor||: Page Street Publishing|
Explore and Relax in the Colorful Beauty of Rainforest Animals, Birds and Plants Enter the inky jungle of Rainforest Escape and let your imagination and pencil roam wild. As you color in the rich flora and fauna of the tropics, you can practically hear the tree frogs croaking and the soft whir of the hummingbirds’ wings. Inspired by her native Trinidad and Tobago, award-winning illustrator Jade Gedeon takes you on a journey to a breathtaking world of natural beauty. Bring the tropical designs and your artistry to life by coloring or painting the vivid hues of leatherback turtles and island birds, as well as lush rainforest scenes and unique flowers. The patterns will take you away from the stress of the real world and give your mind a mini-vacation. Use colored pencils, pens, markers and even paints on the high-quality premium art paper. The lay flat binding stays open for easy use anywhere. Tear out the finished designs from the perforated edges and display your personalized artwork for all to enjoy. With a wide range of full-page illustrations plus bonus foldout poster pages, you can create an immersive nature experience while traveling or right in your own home. See what beauty and adventures await inside Rainforest Escape.
|Author||: Jade Gedeon|
|Editor||: Page Street Publishing|
Color Yourself a Tropical Vacation Embark on a coloring adventure and escape to a world of tropical island drawings to clear your mind from the stresses of modern life. Inspired by her native Trinidad and Tobago, Jade Gedeon takes you on a special and personal journey to her favorite places. Pack your bags by coloring suitcases, bathing suits, flip-fops and sun hats—don’t forget your passport! Then feel yourself arrive at a luxurious, tranquil paradise. Let your inner child explore hidden beaches with vast ocean views; unwind as your imagination rocks in a hammock under soaring palm trees; and create your ideal sunset with any colors you like. The patterns will soothe away your worries and give your mind a vacation from the real world. Use colored pencils, pens, markers and even paints on the thick, high-quality premium art paper. The lay flat binding stays open so you can color with ease. Tear out the finished designs from the perforated pages and display your personalized artwork to relive your coloring journey. With a wide range of full-page illustrations plus 10 bonus foldout poster images, you can create an immersive vacation experience on every page. See what beauty and adventure await inside Island Escape.
|Author||: Bruce Prideaux|
Globally rainforests are under threat on numerous fronts, including clearing for agriculture, harvesting for timber and urban expansion. Yet they have a crucial role in biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and providing other ecosystem services. Rainforests are also attractive tourist spaces and where they have been used as a tourism resource they have generated significant income for local communities. However, not all use of rainforests as a tourism resource has been sustainable. This book argues that sustainability must be the foundation on which tourism use of this complex but ultimately fragile ecosystem is built upon. It provides a multi-disciplinary perspective, incorporating rainforest science, management and tourism issues. The book is organized into four sections commencing with 'Tourism in rainforest regions', followed by 'Threats to rainforest tourism' and 'The development and management of rainforest experiences', and finally 'Wildlife and rainforest tourism'. Each major rainforest region is covered, including the Amazon, Central America, Africa, Australia and south-east Asia, in the context of a specific issue. For example, rainforests in Papua New Guinea are examined in the context of community-based ecotourism development, while the rainforests in Borneo are discussed in an examination of wildlife issues. Other issues covered in this manner include governance, empowerment issues for rainforest peoples and climate change.
|Author||: Annika Bernhard|
|Editor||: Courier Corporation|
Forty-five excellent drawings realistically depict tribespeople of the Amazon Basin, as well as a number of plants and animals native to many environmentally threatened habitats. Fact-filled captions accompany finely detailed illustrations of a water buffalo, mountain gorilla, ring-tailed lemur, jaguar, giant armadillo, mangrove swamps, a bamboo forest, and more. Includes fact-filled captions.
|Author||: Eliot Schrefer|
The second book in New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist Eliot Schrefer’s Lost Rainforest series will thrill fans of Warriors and Spirit Animals with action and humor as the shadowwalkers battle to save their magical rainforest home. Caldera always existed in harmony between the creatures who walk by day and those who walk by night—until an ancient evil awakened. In the year since the shadowwalkers’ narrow escape from the Ant Queen, the ants’ destruction has only spread. Gogi, a shadowwalker monkey still learning to wield his fire powers, embarks on a quest with his friends—including a healing bat, an invisible panther, and a tree frog who controls the winds—for a powerful object that can harness the magic of the eclipse to defeat the Ant Queen. But with just weeks before the next eclipse, Gogi must race to prove that he can control the mighty depths of his talent if he is to protect his friends, save the rainforest, and return home unsinged.
|Author||: Louise Spilsbury|
|Editor||: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP|
Those lost in the rainforest have a lot to be worried about. From sudden rainstorms to disease-carrying insects, there are a lot of dangers that need to be considered. However, readers of this book will be prepared! Through detailed descriptions of how to build shelter, gather food and water, and how to handle the possibility of wild animals, readers learn about the rainforest ecosystem and how to use it well. Survival stories of real people add a captivating element to the main content, and full-color photographs let readers travel deep into the rainforest without getting lost.
|Author||: Don Kulick|
|Editor||: Algonquin Books|
“Perhaps the finest and most profound account of ethnographic fieldwork and discovery that has ever entered the anthropological literature.” —The Wall Street Journal “If you want to experience a profoundly different culture without the exhausting travel (to say nothing of the cost), this is an excellent choice.” —The Washington Post One of Time’s 32 Books You Need to Read This Summer * One of National Geographic’s Best Travel Books of Summer As a young anthropologist, Don Kulick went to the tiny village of Gapun in New Guinea to document the death of the native language, Tayap. He arrived knowing that you can’t study a language without understanding the daily lives of the people who speak it: how they talk to their children, how they argue, how they gossip, how they joke. Over the course of thirty years, as he returned again and again to document the vanishing language, he found himself inexorably drawn into the lives and world of the Gapuners, and implicated in their destiny. In A Death in the Rainforest, Kulick takes us inside the village as he came to know it, revealing what it is like to live in a difficult-to-get-to village of two hundred people, carved out like a cleft in the middle of a tropical rainforest. And in doing so, he also gives us a brilliant interrogation of what it means to study a culture, an illuminating look at the impact of Western culture on the farthest reaches of the globe—and, ultimately, the story of why this anthropologist realized that he had to give up his study of this language and this village.
|Author||: Jan Burchett,Sara Vogler|
In the jungles of South Borneo, an orangutan has set up home on a dangerous palm oil plantation. He has been resisting all attempts to move him to the safety of the nearby reservation. When Ben and Zoe arrive to try to help, they discover that illegal logging is taking place. As they investigate, it quickly becomes clear that the orangutan isn't the only one in grave danger . . .
|Author||: Ruedi Suter|
|Editor||: Schwabe AG|
In 1984 Swiss shepherd Bruno Manser trekked through the virgin rainforests of Borneo to live among the jungle's last nomads. In six years among the Penan people, Manser witnessed the wholesale destruction of one of the world's most diverse ecosystems through rapid deforestation. He swore to do everything he could to stop it. Manser's globetrotting campaign brought the world's attention to tropical deforestation. It also made him an enemy of Asia's timber barons. In 2000 he disappeared without a trace. Ruedi Suter's engrossing biography - the first in English - charts Manser's extraordinary journey form a young man am who sought to escape civilization for the peace of the jungle to a campaigner who would stand up to oligarchs, lead protests around the globe, and, ultimately, give his life for the forests that he loved.
|Author||: Nancy Baron|
|Editor||: Island Press|
Most scientists and researchers aren’t prepared to talk to the press or to policymakers—or to deal with backlash. Many researchers have the horror stories to prove it. What’s clear, according to Nancy Baron, is that scientists, journalists and public policymakers come from different cultures. They follow different sets of rules, pursue different goals, and speak their own language. To effectively reach journalists and public officials, scientists need to learn new skills and rules of engagement. No matter what your specialty, the keys to success are clear thinking, knowing what you want to say, understanding your audience, and using everyday language to get your main points across. In this practical and entertaining guide to communicating science, Baron explains how to engage your audience and explain why a particular finding matters. She explores how to ace your interview, promote a paper, enter the political fray, and use new media to connect with your audience. The book includes advice from journalists, decision makers, new media experts, bloggers and some of the thousands of scientists who have participated in her communication workshops. Many of the researchers she has worked with have gone on to become well-known spokespeople for science-related issues. Baron and her protégées describe the risks and rewards of “speaking up,” how to deal with criticism, and the link between communications and leadership. The final chapter, ‘Leading the Way’ offers guidance to scientists who want to become agents of change and make your science matter. Whether you are an absolute beginner or a seasoned veteran looking to hone your skills, Escape From the Ivory Tower can help make your science understood, appreciated and perhaps acted upon.
|Author||: Simon St John|
|Editor||: The Invermay Press|
The discerning guide to B&B?s, small hotels, beach houses, cottages, eco retreats apartments, island getaways, boating experiences and day spas in Queensland. First Edition 2004
|Author||: Laurie Ellen Angus|
|Editor||: Sourcebooks, Inc.|
Inspire the future marine biologist in your life with this beautifully illustrated picture book about the octopus! The perfect read-aloud for kids and adults, kids can follow along with the story of the brave octopus while parents can choose to read the fascinating, true facts italicized on each page. Backmatter includes real octopus facts, activities for kids, teachers and parents, and more! Swim along with Octopus as she leaves the safety of her den to search for food. Will she eat? Or will she be eaten? Octopus is very hungry, but so many animals in the ocean are trying to eat her! Follow along as she is able to outwit multiple dangerous enemies (including sharks, turtles, and eels) by using a dazzling display of defenses: Clouds of ink Jet propulsion Camouflage And more! Backmatter Includes: Explore More for Kids: an anatomy map of all of the parts of an octopus, and descriptions of all the ocean animals in the book Explore More for Teachers & Parents: more detailed information on the anatomy of an octopus, a reading comprehension exercise, information and an activity on the ocean food chain, information on Octopus-inspired Engineering Design (biomimicry), and more!
|Author||: Bill Peel|
|Editor||: CSIRO PUBLISHING|
"East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority."
|Author||: Carole Marsh|
|Editor||: Gallopade International|
When you purchase the Library Bound mystery you will receive FREE online eBook access! Carole Marsh Mystery Online eBooks are an easy, effective, and immediate way to read your favorite Carole Marsh Mystery on the go! Each web-hosted Online eBook is filled with the same exact pages as the book, plus additional features like pages that ñflipî with a fun sound as you read, a full chapter directory, full-screen and thumbnail viewing capabilities, and more! - Online eBooks allow readers to access their book anytime, from anywhere - by using a computer, tablet, or other device with Internet access. - They require NO additional access or hosting fees - When you purchase a library bound Carole Marsh Mystery book, you get unlimited access to the Online eBook version for FREE. - You donÍt need to download Online eBooks - they are available to you online 24/7! - Online eBooks are available exclusively from Gallopade, and are compatible with Macs, PC, iPad, and other devices with Internet access. Grant and Christina have a new friend named Sam. Her mom and dad own a school supply store. One day Sam reads a book about the famous Amazon River and rainforest and soon everyone is off with Mimi and Papa on the Mystery Girl airplane to a great adventure! Well, that is, if you like sizable snakes, a terrifying tarantula, toe-nibbling fish, messy monkeys, witch doctors, poison arrows, swinging from vines, getting lost, getting scared. Whew! An amazing Amazon boy helps solve the mystery as he guides the kids through the maze of ancient ruins at the famous city of Machu Picchu ("which sounds like a sneeze when you say it real fast!" says Grant). Don't miss this mystery - it's wiiillldddd! This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, Built-In Book Club and activities. This book includes a map, inline glossary definitions, and lots more! This Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level and a Developmental Reading Assessment.æ LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more! Places: Amazon River - Guarulhos International Airport - Amazon Rainforest - Rainforest Hotel - Native Village - Ancient Machu Picchu, Peru (specifically the Jail) - Inca Trail, Machu Picchub- Amazon River Basin in Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, and Paraguay Educational Items: Rainforests including size, bugs, history, habitat, conservation, - Cabana Rooms in Rainforest Hotel - Machu Piccu including its history, buildings, construction and architecture - Howler Monkeys - Witch Doctors - Gemstones including their natural state - Amazon Rainforest Wildlife - including, caimans, poison dart frogs, Morpho butterflys, bugs, piranhas - Carnival (including the Samba) in Rio de Janeiro - The Jungle including safe traveling techniques - Indigenous Foods of the Amazon including Crab, Rice, Fish, and Coconut _ Pygmies Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.6 Accelerated Reader Points: 3 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 118326 Lexile Measure: 700 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q Developmental Assessment Level: 40
|Author||: Jade Gedeon|
|Editor||: Page Street Publishing|
Travel to tropical palm-lined beaches, picturesque soaring mountains and hidden temples in the lush jungle as you color to escape the stresses of modern life and experience the culture and beauty of Southeast Asia. Inspired by travels abroad, award-winning illustrator Jade Gedeon takes you on a tour through the many islands that make up this travel destination. Jade Gedeon's jewelry has been sold in Anthropologie and 900 other boutiques around the world and her paintings have been exhibited in Trinidad where she was raised. Artists who enjoy other adult coloring books will love the high quality, thick premium art paper that highlights the varied effects of colored pencils, markers and paints. Blank backs to each design and perforated edge mean readers can tear out their finished artwork to display. It includes 10 large spreads that fold out, readers can enjoy a grand, immersive coloring experience that sets our book apart from others on the market.
|Author||: Eric Laws,Maree Thyne|
Explore how lifestyle concepts are linked to marketing the hospitality and tourism industry Hospitality, Tourism, and Lifestyle Concepts: Implications for Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction is a comprehensive benchmark review of how lifestyle concepts can be applied to the hospitality and tourism industry. Noted authorities present multifaceted viewpoints examining a range of topics, such as matching the lifestyles of tourism providers and guests, lifestyle segmentation studies, and methodological issues in lifestyle segmentation research. You’ll learn how the consideration of lifestyle concepts can improve the effectiveness of marketing in addition to providing quality management and improved customer satisfaction in the hospitality and tourism industry. This book provides an in-depth exploration of the implications of lifestyle concepts in the marketing of the hospitality and tourism industry. Each chapter of Hospitality, Tourism, and Lifestyle Concepts: Implications for Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction examines essential issues, including quality management and customer satisfaction, improving customer experience through host-guest lifestyle matching, ways to segment customers by lifestyle, and the benefits and burdens of the gay tourism market. The book confronts widely held beliefs about the industry, confirming or adjusting those views through solid data. Research is clearly presented, always with an eye toward strengthening this fragile industry. Hospitality, Tourism, and Lifestyle Concepts: Implications for Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction discusses: the potential use of lifestyle segmentation to achieve psychographic matching between hosts and guests the significance of the lifestyle concept for the management of service quality and customer satisfaction research into gay tourism marketing, with a discussion about recent evidence suggesting that the distinct purchasing patterns of gays are exaggerated lifestyle market segments and the relation to satisfaction with a nature-based tourism experience a lifestyle segmentation analysis of the backpacker market in Scotland three different approaches to lifestyle segmentation in improving the quality of tourism and leisure marketing decisions improved understanding of tourists’ needs through cross-classification Hospitality, Tourism, and Lifestyle Concepts: Implications for Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction is an essential review of the lifestyle marketing concept that will prove invaluable for hospitality and tourism professionals, instructors, and industry members.
|Author||: Dr. Qing Li|
The definitive guide to the therapeutic Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or the art and science of how trees can promote health and happiness Notice how a tree sways in the wind. Run your hands over its bark. Take in its citrusy scent. As a society we suffer from nature deficit disorder, but studies have shown that spending mindful, intentional time around trees--what the Japanese call shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing--can promote health and happiness. In this beautiful book--featuring more than 100 color photographs from forests around the world, including the forest therapy trails that criss-cross Japan--Dr. Qing Li, the world's foremost expert in forest medicine, shows how forest bathing can reduce your stress levels and blood pressure, strengthen your immune and cardiovascular systems, boost your energy, mood, creativity, and concentration, and even help you lose weight and live longer. Once you've discovered the healing power of trees, you can lose yourself in the beauty of your surroundings, leave everyday stress behind, and reach a place of greater calm and wellness.
|Author||: Jeffrey Hoelle|
|Editor||: University of Texas Press|
The opening of the Amazon to colonization in the 1970s brought cattle, land conflict, and widespread deforestation. In the remote state of Acre, Brazil, rubber tappers fought against migrant ranchers to preserve the forest they relied on, and in the process, these "forest guardians" showed the world that it was possible to unite forest livelihoods and environmental preservation. Nowadays, many rubber tappers and their children are turning away from the forest-based lifestyle they once sought to protect and are becoming cattle-raisers or even caubois (cowboys). Rainforest Cowboys is the first book to examine the social and cultural forces driving the expansion of Amazonian cattle raising in all of their complexity. Drawing on eighteen months of fieldwork, Jeffrey Hoelle shows how cattle raising is about much more than beef production or deforestation in Acre, even among "carnivorous" environmentalists, vilified ranchers, and urbanites with no land or cattle. He contextualizes the rise of ranching in relation to political economic structures and broader meanings to understand the spread of "cattle culture." This cattle-centered vision of rural life builds on local experiences and influences from across the Americas and even resembles East African cultural practices. Written in a broadly accessible and interdisciplinary style, Rainforest Cowboys is essential reading for a global audience interested in understanding the economic and cultural features of cattle raising, deforestation, and the continuing tensions between conservation and development in the Amazon.