The Sex Lives Of Cannibals

Author: J. Maarten Troost
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780767918954
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The laugh-out-loud true story of a harrowing and hilarious two-year odyssey in the distant South Pacific island nation of Kiribati—possibly The Worst Place on Earth. At the age of twenty-six, Maarten Troost—who had been pushing the snooze button on the alarm clock of life by racking up useless graduate degrees and muddling through a series of temp jobs—decided to pack up his flip-flops and move to Tarawa, a remote South Pacific island in the Republic of Kiribati. He was restless and lacked direction, and the idea of dropping everything and moving to the ends of the earth was irresistibly romantic. He should have known better. The Sex Lives of Cannibals tells the hilarious story of what happens when Troost discovers that Tarawa is not the island paradise he dreamed of. Falling into one amusing misadventure after another, Troost struggles through relentless, stifling heat, a variety of deadly bacteria, polluted seas, toxic fish—all in a country where the only music to be heard for miles around is “La Macarena.” He and his stalwart girlfriend Sylvia spend the next two years battling incompetent government officials, alarmingly large critters, erratic electricity, and a paucity of food options (including the Great Beer Crisis); and contending with a bizarre cast of local characters, including “Half-Dead Fred” and the self-proclaimed Poet Laureate of Tarawa (a British drunkard who’s never written a poem in his life). With The Sex Lives of Cannibals, Maarten Troost has delivered one of the most original, rip-roaringly funny travelogues in years—one that will leave you thankful for staples of American civilization such as coffee, regular showers, and tabloid news, and that will provide the ultimate vicarious adventure.

30 Days In The South Pacific

Author: Sean O'Reilly
Publisher: Travelers' Tales
ISBN: 9781932361261
Size: 46.74 MB
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Few in the Western world can resist the lure of pristine beaches, endless coral reefs, and blazing tropical suns. As the world shrinks and troubles of various sorts have struck some of the more distant destinations, the islands of the South Pacific endure as a beacon of both the unfamiliar and the familiar. Not only is the South Pacific safe to travel in, it is still largely unspoiled for travelers willing to stray a little off the beaten path. Not far from most of the celebrated islands are those less discovered places, where Bali Hai lingers just around the corner, and beaches of white sand spell out escape and eternal summer. Thirty Days in the South Pacific gives readers a birds-eye view of the many island groups that make up this incomparably beautiful area and opens up new possibilities for experienced and novice travelers alike.

The Far Reaches

Author: Homer Hickam
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429915714
Size: 30.80 MB
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The year is 1943 and World War II in the Pacific rages on, with Americans engaged in desperate battles against a cunning enemy. Coast Guard Captain Josh Thurlow is on hand at the invasion of Tarawa, as the U.S. Navy begins the grand strategy of throwing her marines at island after bloody island across the Pacific. But nothing goes as planned as young Americans go up against fanatical defenders, who revel in snipers, big guns, and human wave attacks from which there is no escape save death. As blood colors the waters around Tarawa, Josh flounders ashore through a floating graveyard of dead men and joins the survivors, determined to somehow wrest victory from disaster. Critically wounded, ,Josh expects to die. Instead, he is spun off on one of his greatest adventures when Sister Mary Kathleen, a young Irish nun, nurses him back to health, then shanghais Josh, sidekick Bosun Ready O'Neal, and three American marines to a group of beautiful tropical islands invaded by a brutal Japanese warlord. Josh and his little band must decide whether to help the Sister fight the battle she demands, return to Tarawa and the "real" war, or settle down in the romantic splendor of the South Seas. Hickam expertly weaves the adventures of these hot-blooded characters tighter and tighter until the Sister's secrets and sins are finally revealed during a horrific battle in the lair of the warlord. With an incredible eye for historical detail and the talent of a master storyteller, Homer Hickam delivers another tour de force.

Land Solutions For Climate Displacement

Author: Scott Leckie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134485050
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The threat of climate displacement looms large over a growing number of countries. Based on the more than six years of work by Displacement Solutions in ten climate-affected countries, academic work on displacement and climate adaptation, and the country-level efforts of civil society groups in several frontline countries, this report explores the key contention that land will be at the core of any major strategy aimed at preventing and resolving climate displacement. This innovative and timely volume coordinated and edited by the Founder of Displacement Solutions, Scott Leckie, examines a range of legal, policy and practical issues relating to the role of land in actively addressing the displacement consequences of climate change. It reveals the inevitable truth that climate displacement is already underway and being tackled in countries such as Bangladesh, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and the United States, and proposes a series of possible land solution tools that can be employed to protect the rights of people and communities everywhere should they be forced to flee the places they call home.

The Real Story

Author: Sarah Statz Cords
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 9781591582830
Size: 15.37 MB
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Explores the genres and sub-genres of nonfiction and provides an annotated bibliography of more than five hundred popular nonfiction titles, organized according to genre with a focus on titles published in the last decade.

Travelling Magically

Author: Rima A. Morrell
Publisher: Piatkus Books
ISBN:
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The first ever travel book showing you how to travel using your intuition - your best ever travel guide. You don't need money to experience the wonder of the world, only time. Even a free afternoon is enough to propel you along the silver path of your intuition. However long you go for, you will be shown how to prepare, enjoy your destination and integrate your experiences when you return. Your magical journey does not exist in isolation. It can provide more than memories -like what you truly want to do in your life. Dr. Morrell provides examples of people who used their journey to change their life - and details of how you can follow them. Dr Morrell identifies five principles for external and internal exploration. There are special sections for gappers, career-breakers, seniors, the differently abled and those travelling with children or animals - as well as tips on deciding how and when to go and how to use your trip to beat the credit crunch. It includes a comprehensive resources section with green and money-saving tips, recommended books and websites. Travelling Magically is a wonderful guide to improving your journey, as well as alchemising your life into a truer, brighter one.

Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.