Hunters of the Dunes

Filename: hunters-of-the-dunes.pdf
ISBN: 1485306000
Release Date: 2016-12-31
Number of pages:
Author: Fritz Eloff
Publisher:

Download and read online Hunters of the Dunes in PDF and EPUB Written in an accessible style, Eloff imparts information about the physical characteristics of the Kalahari lion, its habitat, role in the ecosystem and interaction with humans. The book concludes with the stories of a number of legendary male and female lions, and the author s view on the survival of these magnificent animals in an ever changing environment."


Hunters of Dune

Filename: hunters-of-dune.pdf
ISBN: 9781848943438
Release Date: 2012-07-05
Number of pages: 640
Author: Brian Herbert
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Hunters of Dune in PDF and EPUB Fleeing from the monstrous Honored Matres - dark counterparts of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood - Duncan Idaho, the military genius Bashar Miles Teg, a woman named Sheeana who can talk to sandworms, and a group of desperate refugees explore the boundaries of the universe. Aboard their sophisticated no-ship, they have used long-stored cells to resurrect heroes and villains from the past, including Paul Muad'Dib, in preparation for a final confrontation with a mysterious outside Enemy so great it can destroy even the terrible Honored Matres. And, deep in the hold of their giant ship, the refugees carry the last surviving sandworms from devastated Arrakis, as they search the universe for a new Dune.


The Mushroom Hunters

Filename: the-mushroom-hunters.pdf
ISBN: 9780345536266
Release Date: 2013-09-10
Number of pages: 320
Author: Langdon Cook
Publisher: Ballantine Books

Download and read online The Mushroom Hunters in PDF and EPUB In the tradition of Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Susan Orlean’s The Orchid Thief, and Mark Kurlansky’s Cod—a renowned culinary adventurer goes into the woods with the iconoclasts and outlaws who seek the world’s most coveted ingredient . . . and one of nature’s last truly wild foods: the uncultivated, uncontrollable mushroom. Within the dark corners of America’s forests grow culinary treasures. Chefs pay top dollar to showcase these elusive and beguiling ingredients on their menus. Whether dressing up a filet mignon with smoky morels or shaving luxurious white truffles over pasta, the most elegant restaurants across the country now feature an abundance of wild mushrooms. The mushroom hunters, by contrast, are a rough lot. They live in the wilderness and move with the seasons. Motivated by Gold Rush desires, they haul improbable quantities of fungi from the woods for cash. Langdon Cook embeds himself in this shadowy subculture, reporting from both rural fringes and big-city eateries with the flair of a novelist, uncovering along the way what might be the last gasp of frontier-style capitalism. Meet Doug, an ex-logger and crabber—now an itinerant mushroom picker trying to pay his bills and stay out of trouble; and Jeremy, a former cook turned wild food entrepreneur, crisscrossing the continent to build a business amid cutthroat competition; their friend Matt, an up-and-coming chef whose kitchen alchemy is turning heads; and the woman who inspires them all. Rich with the science and lore of edible fungi—from seductive chanterelles to exotic porcini—The Mushroom Hunters is equal parts gonzo travelogue and culinary history lesson, a rollicking, character-driven tour through a world that is by turns secretive, dangerous, and tragically American. Praise for The Mushroom Hunters “A rollicking narrative . . . Cook [delivers] vivid and cinematic scenes on every page.”—The Wall Street Journal “The Mushroom Hunters lends fresh, sharp illumination to a little-known but vigorously contested patch of gastronomic turf. . . . [It’s an] entertaining ramble through the woods with a group of ragtag characters.”—The Washington Post “Like Susan Orlean in The Orchid Thief, Seattle author [Langdon] Cook shines a light on a shady subculture operating at the seam between wilderness and commerce. Like author Michael Pollan, he knows that every bite of food these days has a complex, often unsavory backstory. Like the late Hunter Thompson, he not only goes along for the ride with the shifty characters he’s writing about, but drives the getaway car. After reading The Mushroom Hunters, you’ll never look at a portobello the same way. . . . [A] beguiling, surprising book.”—The Seattle Times “Not simply about mushrooms, this book examines human behavior, economics, food, society, and nature. In the end, readers will have learned a great deal about U.S. economic and social structures—all while being entertained and enlightened by stories of gastronomy and mushrooms. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal “Intrepid and inspired.”—Publishers Weekly “Uncultivated mushrooms are one of our last truly wild foods; it often takes truly wild and rough mushroom hunters to bring them to our table. Cook travels and hunts with them in a riveting, crazy undertaking, told in often-poetic prose.”—Shelf Awareness From the Hardcover edition.




Plant Hunters in the Andes

Filename: plant-hunters-in-the-andes.pdf
ISBN:
Release Date: 1961-01-01
Number of pages: 378
Author: Thomas Harper Goodspeed
Publisher: Univ of California Press

Download and read online Plant Hunters in the Andes in PDF and EPUB


Hunters of Dune

Filename: hunters-of-dune.pdf
ISBN: 9781848943438
Release Date: 2012-07-05
Number of pages: 640
Author: Brian Herbert
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Hunters of Dune in PDF and EPUB Fleeing from the monstrous Honored Matres - dark counterparts of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood - Duncan Idaho, the military genius Bashar Miles Teg, a woman named Sheeana who can talk to sandworms, and a group of desperate refugees explore the boundaries of the universe. Aboard their sophisticated no-ship, they have used long-stored cells to resurrect heroes and villains from the past, including Paul Muad'Dib, in preparation for a final confrontation with a mysterious outside Enemy so great it can destroy even the terrible Honored Matres. And, deep in the hold of their giant ship, the refugees carry the last surviving sandworms from devastated Arrakis, as they search the universe for a new Dune.


Sandworms of Dune

Filename: sandworms-of-dune.pdf
ISBN: 9781848943353
Release Date: 2012-07-05
Number of pages: 624
Author: Brian Herbert
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Sandworms of Dune in PDF and EPUB As the no-ship Ithaca flees through space, the heroes of HUNTERS OF DUNE finally meet the Enemy who followed the violent fanatics, the Honored Matres, back to their universe. The thinking machines vanquished by Serena Butler's jihad were not destroyed, only driven into exile - and now, tens of thousands of years later, they are back. Can the resurrected heroes on board the Ithaca save our race from annihilation?


AfricanXMag Volume 2 Issue 6

Filename: africanxmag-volume-2-issue-6.pdf
ISBN:
Release Date:
Number of pages:
Author: Safari Media Africa contributors
Publisher: Safari Media Africa

Download and read online AfricanXMag Volume 2 Issue 6 in PDF and EPUB Reading Vultures: Understanding the icons of death SHOT SHOW 2010: Media Day at the Range Déjà Vu in Zimbabwe: Hunting problem elephant IWA 2010 report Rookie Writers: Hunting with a San Bushman The Cure for the Secondhand Life Terminal MedicineNews, Reviews, and Press Releases Make a Plan: Pump a tubeless tyre True North: All Men Die; Few Men Ever Really LIVE


Dune

Filename: dune.pdf
ISBN: 9780575104419
Release Date: 2010-12-30
Number of pages: 624
Author: Frank Herbert
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Dune in PDF and EPUB The Duke of Atreides has been manoeuvred by his arch-enemy, Baron Harkonnen, into administering the desert planet of Dune. Although it is almost completely without water, Dune is a planet of fabulous wealth, for it is the only source of a drug prized throughout the Galactic Empire. The Duke and his son, Paul, are expecting treachery, and it duly comes - but from a shockingly unexpected place. Then Paul succeeds his father, and he becomes a catalyst for the native people of Dune, whose knowledge of the ecology of the planet gives them vast power. They have been waiting for a leader like Paul Atreides, a leader who can harness that force ... DUNE: one of the most brilliant science fiction novels ever written, as engrossing and heart-rending today as it was when it was first published half a century ago. Joint winner of the HUGO AWARD for best novel, 1966 Winner of the NEBULA AWARD for best novel, 1965


Gardens in the Dunes

Filename: gardens-in-the-dunes.pdf
ISBN: 9781439127896
Release Date: 2013-04-30
Number of pages: 480
Author: Leslie Marmon Silko
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Gardens in the Dunes in PDF and EPUB A sweeping, multifaceted tale of a young Native American pulled between the cherished traditions of a heritage on the brink of extinction and an encroaching white culture, Gardens in the Dunes is the powerful story of one woman’s quest to reconcile two worlds that are diametrically opposed. At the center of this struggle is Indigo, who is ripped from her tribe, the Sand Lizard people, by white soldiers who destroy her home and family. Placed in a government school to learn the ways of a white child, Indigo is rescued by the kind-hearted Hattie and her worldly husband, Edward, who undertake to transform this complex, spirited girl into a “proper” young lady. Bit by bit, and through a wondrous journey that spans the European continent, traipses through the jungles of Brazil, and returns to the rich desert of Southwest America, Indigo bridges the gap between the two forces in her life and teaches her adoptive parents as much as, if not more than, she learns from them.


Death on the Dunes

Filename: death-on-the-dunes.pdf
ISBN: 1452042098
Release Date: 2008-06-26
Number of pages: 132
Author: Jim Garvey
Publisher: AuthorHouse

Download and read online Death on the Dunes in PDF and EPUB This is the story of a retired detective named John Clarke, who is from the Southern California area and retires to what he thinks is a quiet and peaceful spot on the shores of Northern California, only to find, one day while walking on the beach, the body of a young Chinese girl floating in the surf. Her clothing doesn’t seem to match the surroundings; she has the clothing of a peasant from China and no form of identification and some very nasty-looking bruise marks on her neck. The story goes from the quiet little backwater community of Salmon Fork on the coast in Northern California, to the dark and mysterious back alleys of Hong Kong, Sandpan Alley, and Shanghai, to the notorious black market in drug trafficking on the Asian continent, to the slave trading of human beings for profit.


Hunting the Hunters

Filename: hunting-the-hunters.pdf
ISBN: 9781472903648
Release Date: 2014-01-02
Number of pages: 256
Author: Laurens de Groot
Publisher: A&C Black

Download and read online Hunting the Hunters in PDF and EPUB A gripping account of one man's war against the Japanese whaling fleet in the wild Southern Ocean. Laurens gave up his career as a high ranking detective with the Dutch police to risk his life with Sea Shepherd in the Antarctic protecting these extraordinary mammals.


Great Sand Dunes National Monument

Filename: great-sand-dunes-national-monument.pdf
ISBN: 9781877856754
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 32
Author: Stephen Trimble
Publisher: Western National Parks Association

Download and read online Great Sand Dunes National Monument in PDF and EPUB Imagine 750-foot sand dunes thousands of miles from an ocean but near the alpine peaks of Colorado's Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Great Sand Dunes' ecological environment still harbors areas where few humans have visited. Learn how the massive dunes were formed and what continues to influence their transformation into a variety of shapes.


Muskoxen and Their Hunters

Filename: muskoxen-and-their-hunters.pdf
ISBN: 0806131705
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 324
Author: Peter C. Lent
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

Download and read online Muskoxen and Their Hunters in PDF and EPUB "Muskoxen, shaggy denizens of the Far North, are creatures long enveloped in myth. In this first major work on the muskox, Peter C. Lent presents a comprehensive account of how its fortunes have been intertwined with our own since the glaciations of the Pleistocene era.