Jungle Spirits

Author: Christian Ziegler,Daisy Dent

Publisher: TeNeues

ISBN: 9783961710294

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 9779

A comprehensive look at the world's most diverse tropical rain forests Equally visual and informative, this book features both stunning photography and detailed texts A meaningful gift for anyone with an interest in nature, animals, travel, and more

Spirits of the Jungle

Author: Shirley Jones,Jacquelyn Yznaga

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937240271

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 158

View: 3807

Hold onto your seats while Shirley and Jackie take you on an archeological adventure into the jungles of Central America with two professors and five eager American students from diverse backgrounds. With two native guides leading them, dodging violence and horror along the way, they explore numerous ancient ruins. They experience bizarre and unexplainable other-worldly phenomena. Escaping with their lives intact, but forever changed, they return to their normal lives in the United States. Before departure, they encounter Lolita, a miniature dachshund who ultimately becomes entwined in the lives of the explorers who form lifelong bonds.......Dr. Thomas E. Hesch, DDS. North Coors Dental

Where the Spirits Dwell

An Odyssey in the New Guinea Jungle

Author: Tobias Schneebaum

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802131669

Category: Religion

Page: 211

View: 5313

The author describes his experiences studying the Asmat people of the jungles of New Guinea and discusses the place of homosexuality in their culture

Spirit of the Rainforest

A Yanomamö Shaman's Story

Author: Mark Andrew Ritchie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780964695238

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 5960

The Yanamamo of the Amazon -- endangered children of nature or indigenous warmongers on the verge of destroying themselves? Now for the first time, a powerful Yanomamo shaman speaks for his people. Jungleman provides shocking, never-before-answered accounts of life-or-death battles among his people -- and perhaps even more disturbing among the spirits who fight for their souls. Brutally riveting, the story of Jungleman is an extraordinary and powerful document.

Spirit of the Shuar

Wisdom from the Last Unconquered People of the Amazon

Author: John Perkins,Shakaim Mariano Shakai Ijisam Chumpi

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 159477546X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

View: 4603

• Discover the thoughts, history, and customs of the Shuar of the Amazon, as told in their own words. • Tribe members explain their practices of shapeshifting and headhunting; the interdependence of humans and the environment; the role of ecstatic sex; their belief in war as a path to peace; and their faith in arutam, the life spirit. The indomitable Shuar of the Amazon--reputed to be the only tribe in the Americas that has never been conquered--have lived as warriors, hunters, cultivators, and healers for generations. Even in today's acquisitive, often wasteful world they defend their rainforests and sustainable ways of life and offer their philosophy of love, joy, and hope. More than three decades after first befriending members of the Shuar, author and environmentalist John Perkins and his publisher, Ehud Sperling, inspired Shakaim Mariano Chumpi-a young Shuar warrior who has fought in the jungle war between his native Ecuador and Peru-to travel among his people and record their thoughts, history, and customs. The result is Spirit of the Shuar. Here, in their own words, the Shuar share their practices of shapeshifting, "dreaming the world," and ecstatic sex, including the role older women play in teaching uninitiated men how to please. They explain the interdependence of humans and the environment, their formula for peace and balance, and their faith in arutam, the life-giving spirit of nature that allows each of us to transform ourselves. And they describe how their ancient-and current-practice of shrinking heads fits into their cultural philosophy. Whether exploring the mystery of shamanic shapeshifting, delving deeper into the powers of healing herbs and psychotropic plants, or finding new ways to live sustainably and sensitively in the face of encroaching development and environmental destruction, the Shuar have emerged as a strong people determined to preserve their identity and beliefs and share their teachings with a world in dire need of their wisdom. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Ayumpum Foundation to help the Shuar conserve their forests and spread their message.

Planet Earth II

Author: Stephen Moss

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473530067

Category: Nature

Page: 312

View: 2334

10 years on from the first, groundbreaking, Planet Earth, we use the most incredible advances in technology and scientific discovery to bring you the most exciting and immersive picture of our world's wildlife yet. With over 250 breathtaking photographs and stills from the BBC Natural History Unit's spectacular footage, this is an extraordinary new look at the complex life of some of the most amazing places on Planet Earth. Each chapter reveals an environment – some never-before-seen, some astonishingly familiar – defined by a unique set of rules required for survival. From the most desolate desert to the depths of the jungle, from blistering heat and freezing cold to perpetual darkness and deadly UV, discover how a whole host of creatures have adapted to life in the most extreme conditions. And how they compete with one another to become the largest, the fastest, the most poisonous, or most devious - all in a bid to survive. Planet Earth II includes the first in-depth look at the urban environment, and the surprising range of behaviours occurring right under our noses, as well as some previously untouched island worlds. Filmed with remarkable 5k and infra-red technology, these are the challenges, the confrontations, and the triumphs of some of the most extraordinary creatures in the natural world, told from their perspective. This is our planet, as you have never seen it before.


Spirit of the Wild

Author: Paul Nicklen

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426211767

Category: Nature

Page: 207

View: 873

Photography and personal accounts by environmentalists offer insight into the endangered realm of North America's bears, sharing coverage of a variety of species to challenge popular myths and explore their threatened ecosystems.

Deceptive Beauties

The World of Wild Orchids

Author: Christian Ziegler

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226982971

Category: Nature

Page: 184

View: 1752

Confucius called them the “king of fragrant plants,” and John Ruskin condemned them as “prurient apparitions.” Across the centuries, orchids have captivated us with their elaborate exoticism, their powerful perfumes, and their sublime seductiveness.But the disquieting beauty of orchids is an unplanned marvel of evolution, and the story of orchids is as captivating as any novel. As acclaimed writer Michael Pollan and National Geographic photographer Christian Ziegler spin tales of orchid conquest in Deceptive Beauties: The World of Wild Orchids, we learn how these flowers can survive and thrive in the harshest of environments, from tropical cloud forests to the Arctic, from semi-deserts to rocky mountainsides; how their shapes, colors, and scents are, as Darwin put it, “beautiful contrivances” meant to dupe pollinating male insects in the strangest ways. What other flowers, after all, can mimic the pheromones and even appearance of female insects, so much so that some male bees prefer sex with the orchids over sex with their own kind? And insects aren’t the only ones to fall for the orchids’ charms. Since the “orchidelirium” of the Victorian era, humans have braved the wilds to search them out and devoted copious amounts of time and money propagating and hybridizing, nurturing and simply gazing at them. This astonishing book features over 150 unprecedented color photographs taken by Christian Ziegler himself as he trekked through wilderness on five continents to capture the diversity and magnificence of orchids in their natural habitats. His intimate and astonishing images allow us to appreciate up close nature’s most intoxicating and deceptive beauties.

The Force of Spirit

Author: Scott Russell Sanders

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807062975

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 2979

"Sanders writes with the kindness of E. B. White and the reverence of the poet . . . James Wright." -Frances Lefkowitz, New Age "[Sanders] looks so wisely at the grain of his life that we can't help consider the timbre of our own. . . .Here's the work of a quiet torch bearer." -Ron Charles, The Christian Science Monitor


Author: Zen Cho

Publisher: Buku Fixi (Fixi Novo)

ISBN: 1311137963

Category: Fiction

Page: 179

View: 522

Here there be dragons ... and aunties. Campbell-nominated author Zen Cho's short story collection SPIRITS ABROAD "refreshingly reimagine[s] the idea of home and tradition and family without offering tidy or pat resolutions" (The Star). Crawford Award winner. A Datin recalls her romance with an orang bunian. A teenage pontianak struggles to balance homework, bossy aunties, first love, and eating people. An earth spirit gets entangled in protracted negotiations with an annoying landlord, and Chang E spins off into outer space, the ultimate metaphor for the Chinese diaspora. The ebook edition of Zen Cho's Crawford Award-winning SPIRITS ABROAD features 15 speculative short stories, author commentary, and an ebook-only cover by artist Likhain (likhain.net). (Buku Fixi) (Fixi Novo)

Spirit of the Jungle

Author: Bear Grylls

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 1250111498

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 280

View: 8622

COULD YOU SURVIVE THE JUNGLE? From real-life adventurer Bear Grylls, a heart-stopping contemporary adventure inspired by Rudyard Kipling's classic The Jungle Book. After being washed away down the Wainganga River during a flash flood, Mak wakes up alone in the Indian jungle.The jungle is full of danger—poisonous snakes, cunning monkeys, and desperate poachers—and every step Mak takes might be his last. Mak finds help and friendship from other jungle creatures, but he will need all his skill and luck to survive and make his way back home.

Jungle Halloween

Author: Maryann Cocca-Leffler

Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company

ISBN: 9780807540572

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1411

Rhyming verses tell the story of jungle animals which decorate for Halloween, dress up for the occasion, and participate in the night's festivities. Reprint.

The Graveyard Book

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140880820X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 5809

When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him - after all, he is the last remaining member of the family. A stunningly original novel deftly constructed over eight chapters, featuring every second year of Bod's life, from babyhood to adolescence. Will Bod survive to be a man?

A Magic Web

The Tropical Forest of Barro Colorado Island

Author: N.A

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1935623931

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 1212

The tropical forest of Panama's Barro Colorado Island is a luxuriant community of plants and animals, pulsating with life and offering an astonishing view of nature's myriad processes. What does the forest look like? How do the activities of the forest's plants and animals create a community? In A Magic Web, photographer Christian Ziegler and evolutionary biologist Egbert Giles Leigh, Jr., invite readers to enter the marvelous world of Barro Colorado Island. This book is a unique combination of spectacular photography and clear, authoritative text written by an active scientist who has spent half a lifetime trying to understand the tropical forest. Luscious photographs of the forest reveal the wonderful diversity of its inhabitants and show many of the activities that give it its character and lend structure to its community. Drawing on decades of work on Barro Colorado Island, Egbert Leigh explains how the forest works: how plants and animals compete with but also depend on each other; how the solitary lives of cats contrast with the intricately organized lives of armies of ants; the variety of ways plants struggle for a place in the sun; and how these plants attract animals to pollenate their flowers. Finally, the book shows the importance of tropical forests to the people living near them, why they matter to the world at large, what we can learn from them, and how they differ from temperate-zone forests. Full of stunning full-color photographs accompanied by clear and accessible text, A Magic Web is a must for anyone planning to visit a tropical forest and for all those who wish they could.

Building Comprehension - Grade 4

Author: Ellen M. Dolan,Sue D. Royals

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 0787703931

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 48

View: 9492

This series helps students enjoy reading at every grade level. The authors have been careful in selecting materials and topics of particular interest to all students. The lessons are designed to encourage independent reading.

Sacred Vine of Spirits: Ayahuasca

Author: Ralph Metzner, Ph.D.

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 1594777810

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

View: 8749

A compilation of writings on the chemical, biological, psychological, and experiential dimensions of Ayahuasca • Includes 24 firsthand accounts of Ayahuasca experiences and resulting life changes, including contributions from J. C. Callaway, Charles S. Grob, and Dennis J. McKenna • Discusses the medical and psychological applications of Ayahuasca Ayahuasca is a hallucinogenic Amazonian plant mixture that has been used for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of years by native Indian and mestizo shamans in Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador for healing and divination. Many Western-trained physicians and psychologists have acknowledged that this substance can allow access to spiritual dimensions of consciousness, even mystical experiences indistinguishable from classic religious mysticism. In Sacred Vine of Spirits: Ayahuasca Ralph Metzner, a pioneer in the study of consciousness, has assembled a group of authoritative contributors who provide an exploration of the chemical, biological, psychological, and experiential dimensions of ayahuasca. He begins with more than 20 firsthand accounts from Westerners who have used ayahuasca and then presents the history, psychology, and chemistry of ayahuasca from leading scholars in the field of psychoactive research. He concludes with his own findings on ayahuasca, including its applications in medicine and psychology, and compares the worldview revealed by ayahuasca visions to that of Western cultures.

White Hmong-English Dictionary

Author: Ernest E. Heimbach

Publisher: SEAP Publications

ISBN: 9780877270751

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 497

View: 9704

Contains over 4,900 definitions. Includes a guide to pronunciation, stresses, and tone changes as well as useful phrases and proverbs.

Spirit Hunters

Author: Ellen Oh

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062430106

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 5269

We Need Diverse Books founder Ellen Oh returns with Spirit Hunters, a high-stakes middle grade mystery series about Harper Raine, the new seventh grader in town who must face down the dangerous ghosts haunting her younger brother. A riveting ghost story and captivating adventure, this tale will have you guessing at every turn! Harper doesn’t trust her new home from the moment she steps inside, and the rumors are that the Raine family’s new house is haunted. Harper isn’t sure she believes those rumors, until her younger brother, Michael, starts acting strangely. The whole atmosphere gives Harper a sense of déjà vu, but she can’t remember why. She knows that the memories she’s blocking will help make sense of her brother’s behavior and the strange and threatening sensations she feels in this house, but will she be able to put the pieces together in time?

Living Without the Dead

Loss and Redemption in a Jungle Cosmos

Author: Piers Vitebsky

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022647562X

Category: History

Page: 380

View: 7750

To the underworld with Ononti the shamaness -- Leopard power and police power, the jungle and the state -- What the living and the dead have to say to each other -- Memories without rememberers -- Young Monosi changes his world forever -- Doloso complicates the future of his mountaintop village -- Shocked by Baptists -- Christians die mute -- Redeemers human and divine -- Youth economics: life after sonums -- Dancing with alphabet worshippers: once and future hindus? -- Interlude: government kitsch and the old prophet's new message -- Six remarkable women and their destinies -- Epilogue: spiritual ecosystems and loss of theo-diversity