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A Lion Called Christian

By Anthony Bourke,John Rendall
  • ISBN Code: : 0767932331
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Nature
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A stirring tale of a rare bond formed between humans and an animal.”—Time Two men. One baby lion. What could go wrong? A Lion Called Christian tells the remarkable story of how Anthony “Ace” Bourke and John Rendall, visitors to London from Australia in 1969, bought a boisterous lion cub in the pet department of Harrods. For several months, the three of them shared a flat above a furniture shop on London’s King’s Road, where the charismatic and intelligent Christian quickly became a local celebrity, cruising the streets in the back of a Bentley, popping in for lunch at a local restaurant, even posing for a fashion advertisement. But the lion cub was growing up—fast—and soon even the walled church garden where he went for exercise wasn’t large enough for him. How could Ace and John avoid having to send Christian to a zoo for the rest of his life? A coincidental meeting with English actors Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers, stars of the hit film Born Free, led to Christian being flown to Kenya and placed under the expert care of the “father of lions” George Adamson. Incredibly, when Ace and John returned to Kenya to see Christian a year later, they received a loving welcome from their lion, who was by then fully integrated into Africa and a life with other lions. A video of this reunion has become a YouTube classic. Originally published in 1971, and now fully revised and updated with more than 50 photographs of Christian from cuddly cub in London to magnificent lion in Africa, A Lion Called Christian is a touching and uplifting true story of an indelible human-animal bond. It is destined to become one of the great classics of animal literature.

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  • Pdf File: heroic-animals.pdf

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Bobbie the Wonder dog crossed more than 2,500 miles of plains, desert and mountains to find his way home - and became the inspiration for Lassie. Cher Amithe pigeon, despite being shot twice, delivered a message thatsaved the lives of 194 soldiers in 1918. Trakr the police dog spent two days exhaustively searching Ground Zero and found the last survivor of the 9/11 attacks. Ever since Alexander the Great named a city after the horse who saved his life in battle (and another after his dog), human history wouldn't be the same without the awe-inspiring tales of amazing animals. Now BAFTA-winning presenter, no. 1 bestselling author and all-round national treasure Clare Balding picks out the most heroic and heartwarming (and sometimes hilarious) animals from history and tells their stories. From Simon the sea cat to Greyfriars Bobby's 14-year vigil over his master's grave, to the elephant that saved a small girl and Paul the World-Cup-predicting octopus, Heroic Animals brings to life incredible feats and moving moments which highlight the timeless special bond between human and animal.

London Urban Legends

By Scott Wood
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  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Book Code : 0752493809
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 234
  • Pdf File: london-urban-legends.pdf

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How long has a corpse been staring out at passengers on the tube? Was London Bridge really shipped abroad by an American thinking he’d bought Tower Bridge? Did the Queen really mix with the crowds as a princess on VE Day? And did Hitler actually want to live in Balham? Urban legends are the funny, frightening and fierce folklore people share. Just like the early folk tales that came before them, these tales are formed from reactions to spectacular events in the world, and reflect our current values. From royal rumours to subterranean legends, Scott Wood has researched and written about them with a sense of wonder, humour and a keen eye. He finds the truth, the myth and the lies amongst these tales.

Life Stories: A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Diaries

By Maureen O'Connor
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1610691466
  • Total of Pages : 723
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 129
  • Pdf File: life-stories.pdf

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Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. • A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title • Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources • Detailed indexes provide further points of access

Listen to the Animals

By E. Gordon Dickie M.D
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 9781463497163
  • Total of Pages : 672
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 195
  • Pdf File: listen-to-the-animals.pdf

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Dr. Dickie is a graduate of Stanford University and McGill Medical School. After an ObGyn residency he was stationed at a large U.S. Army Hospital in Southern Germany and drove throughout Europe which elicited a keen enthusiasm for his extensive world travels. During his medical practice in Hawaii he was also the Medical Director of the Hawaii Cancer Laboratory. Dr. Dickie has written several books, screenplays and medical articles and was the first to ski the face of the 14,000 foot volcano Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii. He now divides his time between winters in Aspen, Colorado, spring and fall in Carmel, California, and summers at his Island in Ontario, Canada. As an avid and voracious consumer on every conceivable subject he has amassed an immense collection of authoritative books in his personal library in Carmel. For the past several years he has been the CEO of the FIES Brain Research Institute.

LION'S CALLING

By Estrela Luna
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  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1642991856
  • Total of Pages : 132
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 563
  • Pdf File: lion-s-calling.pdf

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Does God still speak to us today? Amidst the chaos and distractions of the world we live in, it can be difficult to be still and listen for God as He may be speaking to us. With the constant sounds of bustling traffic and phone notifications overwhelming our daily lives, many believers today feel disconnected from the God whom they desire to know. They no longer hear God's voice and are led to doubt whether or not God even desires to connect with us. However, according to the Bible, the God that led Moses out of Egypt and brought Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem is the same God who is with us today. He spoke to those He called, and He still speaks today. In Lion's Calling, Estrela Luna encourages you to listen for the messages that God has in store for you today""no matter where you may be in your faith walk. Written at various points throughout her teenage and adult life, Luna's collection of contemporary poems seek to challenge you to reflect on how Christianity has been manipulated to fit the modern lifestyle. Through the transformative messages contained in these Psalms, she also seeks to inspire you to seek God wholeheartedly. Only by connecting with our Creator may we discover our inheritance in Christ and reclaim our birthright as a Child of God. The Father's kingdom holds many secrets and treasures, which He exclusively gives to those who are called to be His children. This is the beginning of a journey back to the One who yearns to guide us in the hectic world in which we live.

Private Wrongs

By Arthur Ripstein
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Book Code : 067496991X
  • Total of Pages : 327
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 969
  • Pdf File: private-wrongs.pdf

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Tort law recognizes the many ways one person wrongs another. Arthur Ripstein brings coherence to torts’ diversity in a philosophically grounded, analytically powerful theory. He shows that all torts violate the basic moral idea that each person is in charge of his or her own person and property, and never in charge of another’s person or property.

Christian the Lion

By Anthony Bourke,John Rendall
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  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Book Code : 0375895620
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 212
  • Pdf File: christian-the-lion.pdf

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As Ace and John, two friends, are searching for holiday gifts in London, they come across a lion cub for sale in Harrods, the famous department store! Unable to bear the thought of leaving the cub, Ace and John take him home and name him Christian. After a year of fun and mischief Christian has grown up, and Ace and John realize that their pet needs to be among other lions and deserves to live free, in his natural environment. Luckily, friends help introduce Christian to the African wild. Christian the Lion tells the riveting true story of one animal’s ability to adapt to life in the wild, and captures the unexpectedly enduring connection between man and animal.

Affect, Space and Animals

By Jopi Nyman,Nora Schuurman
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317415914
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 244
  • Pdf File: affect-space-and-animals.pdf

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In recent years, animals have entered the focus of the social and cultural sciences, resulting in the emergence of the new field of human–animal studies. This book investigates the relationships between humans and animals, paying particular attention to the role of affect, space, and animal subjectivity in diverse human–animal encounters. Written by a team of international scholars, contributions explore current debates concerning animal representation, performativity, and relationality in various texts and practices. Part I explores how animals are framed as affective, through four case studies that deal with climate change, human–bovine relationships, and human–horse interaction in different contemporary and historical contexts. Part II expands on the issue of relationality and locates encounters within place, mapping the different spaces where human–animal encounters take place. Part III then examines the construction of animal subjectivity and agency to emphasize the way in which animals are conscious and sentient beings capable of experiencing feelings, emotions, and intentions, and active agents whose actions have meaning for the animals themselves. This book highlights the importance of the ways in which affect enables animal agency and subjectivity to emerge in encounters between humans and animals in different contexts, leading to different configurations. It contributes not only to debates concerning the role of animals in society but also to the epistemological development of the field of human–animal studies.

Hermeneutics, Metacognition, and Writing

By Maryann P. DiEdwardo
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  • Publisher : Vernon Press
  • Book Code : 1622739094
  • Total of Pages : 124
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 278
  • Pdf File: hermeneutics-metacognition-and-writing.pdf

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'Hermeneutics, Metacognition, and Writing' investigates the social functionality of actions as an essential criterion of study. It focuses on hermeneutics: interpretation through the lens of philosophy of metacognition. Vital contributions to the book include several chapters by Dr. Maryann P. DiEdwardo herself, which explore various facets of the central topic, including the intersectionality of hermeneutics, metacognition, and semiotics, as well as social movements. Dr. Juliet Emmanuel writes on the subject of the connections between hermeneutics, metacognition, and writing, and Jill Kroeger Kinkade presents a chapter on D.H.Lawrence, Hilda Doolittle, and Virginia Woolf’s portrayals of consciousness. Patricia Pasda discusses what links Sr. Francis of Assisi, dogs, and hermeneutics; Dr. T. Madison Peschock presents a feminist paper concerning abuse of those not wielding power. Susan Stangeland offers her expertise and scholarship in the area of Biblical Hermeneutics. This collection of critiques and case studies examines the imagined cultural landscape of specific works and associated activities such as fine art, music, poetry, and digital humanities, which aim to initiate self-monitoring as metacognition, or meta-reflection, by creating interior interpersonal space to overcome adversity. This edited volume will be of particular interest to scholars and students of textual hermeneutics as it relates to prose writing and artistic works in non-verbal media.