How To Walk A Puma

Author: Peter Allison
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762776072
Size: 25.88 MB
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On his nineteenth birthday, Peter Allison flipped a coin. One side would take him to Africa and the other to South America, the two places he wanted to explore before he died. He recounted his time spent as a safari guide in Africa to much acclaim in Whatever You Do, Don’t Run and Don’t Look Behind You. Sixteen years later, he makes his way to Santiago, Chile, ready to seek out the continent’s best, weirdest, and wildest adventures, and to chase the elusive jaguar. In just the first six months, Allison is bitten by a puma (several times), knocked on his head by a bad empanada, and surrounded by piranhas while rafting down a Bolivian river—all because of his unusual fear of refrigerators and of staying in any one place for too long. Ever the gifted storyteller and cultural observer, Allison makes many observations about life in humid climes, the nature of nomadism, and exactly what it is like to be nearly blasted off a mountain by the famous Patagonia wind. Allison’s self-deprecating humor is as delightful as his crazy stunts, and his love for animals—even when they bite—is infectious.

How To Walk A Puma My Mis Adventures In South America

Author: Peter Allison
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1742695833
Size: 13.77 MB
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An intrepid African safari guide sets out to discover all he can about the wildlife of the South American continent in a hilarious book about walking pumas (can be dangerous), chasing jaguars (can be elusive) and finding love (can be tricky). Plans are usually only good for one thing - laughing at in hindsight. So, armed with rudimentary Spanish, dangerous levels of curiosity and a record of poor judgement, I set off to tackle whatever South America could throw at me. Not content with regular encounters with dangerous animals on one continent, Peter Allison decided to get up close and personal with some seriously scary animals on another. Unlike in Africa, where all Peter's experiences had been safari based, he planned to vary things up in South America, getting involved with conservation projects as well as seeking out 'the wildest and rarest wildlife experiences on offer'. From learning to walk - or rather be bitten and dragged along at speed by - a puma in Bolivia, to searching for elusive jaguars in Brazil, finding love in Patagonia, and hunting naked with the remote Huaorani people in Ecuador, HOW TO WALK A PUMA is Peter's fascinating and often hilarious account of his adventures and misadventures in South America.

Slocum 297 Holding Down The Ranch

Author: Jake Logan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101166215
Size: 16.30 MB
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Slocum says adios to one rotten ranchero… Tate McMahon owns just about every last inch of the town of Bedrock. And he’s fixin’ on buying up the few remaining bits before too long—including one right fine piece of land called the S Bar J, owned by a young widow named Becky Jamison. Once Tate gets his heart set on something, nothing on God’s green earth can keep him from grabbing hold of it… Except, maybe, the man who’s just arrived in Bedrock, a quickshooter named John Slocum. The fastest draw around, Slocum has his own brand of justice—and he’s going to see to it that Tate gets a taste of it at the S Bar J.

Head Shot

Author: Burl Barer
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
ISBN: 9780786013340
Size: 78.31 MB
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Details the shocking true account of three men--Paul St. Pierre, an alcoholic psychopath; his younger brother Chris; and his childhood friend Andrew Webb, a drug addict who longed to eat human flesh--who brutally murdered two men and then eventually turned against each other. Original.

The Island Of Dr Moreau

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486110605
Size: 33.70 MB
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DIVMad surgeon-turned-vivisectionist performs ghoulish experiments that transform animals into men. Early Wells personification of the scientific quest to control the natural world and, ultimately, human nature. /div