Rainforest Hero

Rainforest Hero


  • Author: Ruedi Suter
  • Release Date : 2015-11-20
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 40949293 Bytes


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...

Through the Brazilian Wilderness

Through the Brazilian Wilderness


  • Author: Theodore Roosevelt
  • Release Date : 2014-08-05
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors
  • File Size: 14756054 Bytes


In 1914, with the well-wishes of the Brazilian government, Theodore Roosevelt, ex-president of the United States; his son, Kermit; and Colonel Rondon travel to South America on a quest to course the River of Doubt. While in Brazil, Theodore is also tasked with a “zoogeographic reconnaissance” of the local wilderness for the archives of the Natural History Museum of New York. In addition to the perils of the incredibly difficult and dangerous terrain, the river was nicknamed “The River of Death” as a testament to its ferocious rapids. Covering a previously undocumented area of South America, this expedition would be a momentous undertaking and fraught with danger.The expedition, officially named Expedicão Scientific Roosevelt-Rondon, was not ...

Rainforest Hero
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Rainforest Hero


  • Author : Ruedi Suter
  • Publisher : Schwabe AG
  • Release Date : 2015-11-20
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783905252781


Rainforest Hero Book Description :

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...

Rainforest Adventure

Rainforest Adventure


  • Author : Susan Ring
  • Publisher : innovative KIDS
  • Release Date : 2003-10-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 158476211X


Rainforest Adventure Book Description :

BE A RAINFOREST H.E.R.O.! This action-packed adventure takes you on a fact-filled, fictional journey through the Amazon Rainforest. Learn all about the animals, plants, and indigenous people that inhabit this fascinating, endangered environment. Do you have what it takes to become a member of the Helping Earth's Rainforests Organization (HERO)? You'll need to solve dozens of mind-bending puzzles and challenges to reveal the code that unlocks the box....

You re the Hero  Jungle Adventure

You re the Hero Jungle Adventure


  • Author : Lily Murray
  • Publisher : Ivy Kids
  • Release Date : 2020-04-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1782409939


You re the Hero Jungle Adventure Book Description :

If you could have an adventure in the jungle, what would it be like? Would you go it alone, or would you take a trusty talking parrot to help you along the way? Would you pack a map and a notebook, or would you take a bag of candy and some blowing bubbles? Which route would you take to get there – the maze of underground mines beneath the rainforest, or across the Lake of Giant Crocodiles? In You’re the Hero: Jungle Adventure, children are the creators of their own stories. As they make their way through the book, readers make choices to decide how their adventure will evolve. From selecting what kind of hero they want to be and where they want to visit, to choosing a dangerous (yet exciting) disaster to face and deciding on how their story will ...

The Wasting of Borneo
Score: 3.5
From 15 Ratings

The Wasting of Borneo


  • Author : Alex Shoumatoff
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807078242


The Wasting of Borneo Book Description :

In this wide-ranging narrative, seasoned travel writer Alex Shoumatoff takes readers on a journey from the woods of rural New York to the rainforests of the Amazon and Borneo, documenting both the abundance of life and the threats to these vanishing Edens...

Shapeholders

Shapeholders


  • Author : Mark R. Kennedy
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-09
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231542784


Shapeholders Book Description :

Today, all it takes is one organizational misstep to sink a company's reputation. Social media can be a strict ethical enforcer, with the power to convince thousands to boycott products and services. Executives are stuck on appeasing stakeholders—shareholders, employees, and consumers—but they ignore shapeholders, regulators, the media, and social and political activists who have no stake in a company but will work hard to curb what they see as bad business practices. And they do so at their own peril. In Shapeholders: Business Success in the Age of Activism, former congressman, Fortune 500 executive, and university president Mark Kennedy argues that shapeholders, as much as stakeholders, have significant power to determine a company's risks and ...

Guitar War Child Hero

Guitar War Child Hero


  • Author : Martin Avery
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2010-08-29
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780557539741


Guitar War Child Hero Book Description :

An issue-oriented, contemporary story exploring a universal theme, with a compelling, unified plot and strong, sympathetic protagonists, well-researched, dealing with important historical subjects....

A Different Kind of Hero
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

A Different Kind of Hero


  • Author : Leah Beth Evans
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2007-08-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 097950452X


A Different Kind of Hero Book Description :

The rainforest is under attack. One monkey is determined to save it. His name is Tomagochi. He's brown. He's small. He's plain. But when a group of men enters the rainforest armed with bulldozers and axes, Tomagochi the monkey springs into action to defend his natural habitat. While larger animals like Peshe the tiger run and hide, Tomagochi charges into battle. Will he be victorious? Will the rainforest be saved? Join Tomagochi as he fights to protect his home and discovers just how special he truly is....

The Reluctant Hero

The Reluctant Hero


  • Author : Michael Dobbs
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-03-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857200228


The Reluctant Hero Book Description :

When Harry Jones discovers that former friend Zac Kravitz's life is in danger, a debt of honour sends him on a perilous rescue mission to Ta'argistan, a mountainous and landlocked former Soviet republic bordering Russia, China and Afghanistan. Muscling his way onto a delegation of MPs who happen to be paying the state a visit, Harry finds an unlikely ally in the stubbornly independent Martha and together they devise a plan to break Zac out of the ancient high-walled prison in the capital, Ashkek. But when, in the depths of winter, the attempt backfires and Harry finds himself taking Zac's place, he realises that he has been lured, unawares, into a terrifying web of international conspiracy....