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Download and read online The Last Paradise in PDF and EPUB Tom Cole hunted crocodiles and buffalo, was a horse-breaker, brumby runner and drover, owned and managed cattle stations and a coffee plantation.The Last Paradise is the sequel to Tom Cole's bestselling autobiography Hell West and Crooked andRecounts his story of thirty years in New Guinea amongst "crocodiles, cannibals and coffee".Operating as the first professional crocodile shooter in New Guinea, Tom Cole risked life and limb hunting from frail canoes in wild and sometimes unexplored country, working with everyone from cannibals to missionaries to government officials, and the larger-than-life characters still drifting around the Pacific after the war.
Download and read online The Last Paradise in PDF and EPUB This novel weaves the story of the oppressed people of Galveston, Texas at the turn of the 19th century. It focuses on the strength of people who are faced with discrimination, economic hardships, and the Great Hurricane of 1900.
Download and read online The Last Paradise in PDF and EPUB A tantalising glimpse into the surreal landscape and psyche of the world's only communist dynasty. Secretive, paranoid and unrepentantly militant, North Korea remains a mystery to most of the world. Now, capturing headlines as part of George W. Bush's 'Axis of Evil', Nicolas Righetti becomes one of few Western artists allowed to photograph Pyongyang's candy coloured, kitsch New Order. Forbidden from photographing or speaking directly to individuals, he focuses on interiors, murals, pageants, and the slogans in the street or those offered by his ever-present guide. In full-colour.
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Download and read online The Last Paradise in PDF and EPUB A fire at a geothermal plant near a volcano in Hawaii is blamed on eco-activists, but native Hawaiians accuse developers of angering the volcano's god. Insurance adjustor Travis Doyle flies to the scene, discovers an old love and together they are caught in a volcanic eruption.
Download and read online Melbourne Rising The Last Paradise in PDF and EPUB Steve Parry was a homeless man fighting for survival in Melbourne, he was living in road for few weeks. He had a bulldog named Vuddy. Steve was a fat man with clumsy hair, there was nothing special about him except his fighter spirit. Steve was working in MANZA bank, the Bank moved his job overseas. His partner Brasmi did not let this opportunity go waste and filed for divorce, Steve was not ready for divorce, but Brasmi won in the court, the court gifted his home and savings to Brasmi as alimony. Steve had nowhere to go, he had very less money and there was hardly any job in the market. He had been observing homeless people for years, he was very sympathetic to them, he always helped homeless people with changes, and he received lot of goodwill from homeless people. Will Steve ever return to normal life?
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Download and read online Last Train to Paradise in PDF and EPUB Last Train to Paradise is acclaimed novelist Les Standiford’s fast-paced and gripping true account of the extraordinary construction and spectacular demise of the Key West Railroad—one of the greatest engineering feats ever undertaken, destroyed in one fell swoop by the strongest storm ever to hit U.S. shores. In 1904, the brilliant and driven entrepreneur Henry Flagler, partner to John D. Rockefeller and the true mastermind behind Standard Oil, concocted the dream of a railway connecting the island of Key West to the Florida mainland, crossing a staggering 153 miles of open ocean—an engineering challenge beyond even that of the Panama Canal. “The financiers considered the project and said, Unthinkable. The engineers pondered the problems and from all came one verdict, Impossible. . . .” But build it they did, and the railroad stood as a magnificent achievement for twenty-two years. Once dismissed as “Flagler’s Folly,” it was heralded as “the Eighth Wonder of the World”—until a will even greater than Flagler’s rose up in opposition. In 1935, a hurricane of exceptional force, which would be dubbed “the Storm of the Century,” swept through the tiny islands, killing some 700 residents and workmen and washing away all but one sixty-foot section of track, on which a 320,000-pound railroad engine stood and “gripped its rails as if the gravity of Jupiter were pressing upon it.” Standiford brings the full force and fury of this storm to terrifying life. In spinning his saga of the railroad’s construction, Standiford immerses us in the treacherous world of the thousands of workers who beat their way through infested swamps, lived in fragile tent cities on barges anchored in the midst of daunting stretches of ocean, and suffered from a remarkable succession of three ominous hurricanes that killed many and washed away vast stretches of track. Steadfast through every setback, Flagler inspired a loyalty in his workers so strong that even after a hurricane dislodged one of the railroad’s massive pilings, casting doubt over the viability of the entire project, his engineers refused to be beaten. The question was no longer “Could it be done?” but “Can we make it to Key West on time?” to allow Flagler to ride the rails of his dream. Last Train to Paradise celebrates this crowning achievement of Gilded Age ambition, a sweeping tale of the powerful forces of human ingenuity colliding with the even greater forces of nature’s wrath. From the Hardcover edition.
Download and read online The Heart of the World in PDF and EPUB The myth of Shangri-la originates in Tibetan Buddhist beliefs in beyul, or hidden lands, sacred sanctuaries that reveal themselves to devout pilgrims and in times of crisis. The more remote and inaccessible the beyul, the vaster its reputed qualities. Ancient Tibetan prophecies declare that the greatest of all hidden lands lies at the heart of the forbidding Tsangpo Gorge, deep in the Himalayas and veiled by a colossal waterfall. Nineteenth-century accounts of this fabled waterfall inspired a series of ill-fated European expeditions that ended prematurely in 1925 when the intrepid British plant collector Frank Kingdon-Ward penetrated all but a five-mile section of the Tsangpo’s innermost gorge and declared that the falls were no more than a “religious myth” and a “romance of geography.” The heart of the Tsangpo Gorge remained a blank spot on the map of world exploration until world-class climber and Buddhist scholar Ian Baker delved into the legends. Whatever cryptic Tibetan scrolls or past explorers had said about the Tsangpo’s innermost gorge, Baker determined, could be verified only by exploring the uncharted five-mile gap. After several years of encountering sheer cliffs, maelstroms of impassable white water, and dense leech-infested jungles, on the last of a series of extraordinary expeditions, Baker and his National Geographic–sponsored team reached the depths of the Tsangpo Gorge. They made news worldwide by finding there a 108-foot-high waterfall, the legendary grail of Western explorers and Tibetan seekers alike. The Heart of the World is one of the most captivating stories of exploration and discovery in recent memory—an extraordinary journey to one of the wildest and most inaccessible places on earth and a pilgrimage to the heart of the Tibetan Buddhist faith.
Download and read online Lost Paradise in PDF and EPUB In Lost Paradise, Nooteboom sets out to connect two seemingly unrelated strangers whom he has glimpsed on his travels, and to explore the major impact that small interactions can have on the course of our journeys. A beautiful woman aboard a Berlin-bound flight becomes Alma, a young lady who leaves her parents' Sao Paolo home on a hot summer night in a fit of depression. Her car engine dies in one of the city's most dangerous favelas, a mob surrounds her, and she is pulled from the automobile. To escape her memory of the assault, she flees across the world, to Australia, where she becomes involved in the beautiful but bizarre Angel Project. Not long after, Dutch literary critic Erik Zontag is in Perth, Australia, for a conference. He has found a winged woman curled up in a closet in an empty house. He reaches out, and for a second allows his fingertips to brush her feathers—and then she speaks. The intersection of their paths illuminates the extraordinary coincidences that propel our lives.
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