Download or read book The Elephant s Journey written by José Saramago and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). This book was released on 2010 with total page 205 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A tale inspired by a true story follows the adventures of a neglected elephant who is given by King João of Portugal to Archduke Maximilian as a wedding gift and who travels with the archduke through the war-torn storied cities of 16th-century Europe. 50,000 first printing.
Download or read book The Elephant s Journey written by José Saramago and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2010-09-08 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A delightful, witty tale of friendship and adventure from prize-winning novelist José SaramagoIn 1551, King João III of Portugal gave Archduke Maximilian an unusual wedding present: an elephant named Solomon. In José Saramago's remarkable and imaginative retelling, Solomon and his keeper, Subhro, begin in dismal conditions, forgotten in a corner of the palace grounds. When it occurs to the king and queen that an elephant would be an appropriate wedding gift, everyone rushes to get them ready: Subhro is given two new suits of clothes and Solomon a long overdue scrub. Accompanied by the Archduke, his new wife, and the royal guard, these unlikely heroes traverse a continent riven by the Reformation and civil wars, witnessed along the way by scholars, historians, and wide-eyed ordinary people as they make their way through the storied cities of northern Italy; they brave the Alps and the terrifying Isarco and Brenner Passes; across the Mediterranean Sea and up the Inn River; and at last, toward their grand entry into the imperial city.
Download or read book Thunder An Elephant s Journey written by Erik Daniel Shein and published by World Castle Publishing, LLC. This book was released on 2017-11-21 with total page 189 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A young African pygmy elephant must confront his fears to fulfill a dream and become a legend…. Thunder, a young pygmy forest elephant, sets out on a journey to find his mother after he escapes capture by poachers. With danger at every turn in the central African jungle, he must face his fears to survive. Some unlikely friends: Soma, a cranky rhino; Frederick, a nutty pink flamingo; Penelope, a chatty parrot; three kooky egrets; and Jennetta Blue, a blue butterfly; help him with his dream to find his mother and fulfill his quest to be reunited with his herd.
Download or read book Elephant Journey written by Rob Laidlaw and published by Pajama Press Inc.. This book was released on 2015-11-23 with total page 44 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 2013, people across North America were riveted by the story of Toka, Thika, and Iringa, the last three elephants at the zoo in Toronto, Ontario. Lonely for a larger herd, sick from the cold climate, and weak from standing for long days in a too-small concrete enclosure, the elephants desperately needed a change. The zoo and animal activists agreed that they should be moved to a healthier home, but the best option—the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) sanctuary in distant California—seemed like an impossible dream. In Elephant Journey, leading activist and award-winning author Rob Laidlaw unfolds the journey of how that impossible dream was realized. In clear, straightforward prose, he describes the elephants’ experiences on the journey of three days and 4,100 kilometers that brought them to the sanctuary at last. Celebrated illustrator Brian Deines’ oil paintings, based on actual footage of the trip, provide an intimate window into the experiences of Toka, Thika, and Iringa as they braved their long road to a new life. Extensive back matter includes an index, photographs, and further information about this miraculous Elephant Journey.
Download or read book Thunder written by Erik Shein and published by World Castle Publishing, LLC. This book was released on 2017-03-07 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Have you met Thunder yet? He's a new adorable elephant hero that everyone's falling in love with.From the moment Thunder took his first step, it was clear that his footsteps would make quite an impression on the world around him. The tiny elephant's life was pretty much perfect until one fateful night when poachers crept into it. In the cloak of darkness, they sprang on his herd separating him from his mother and the rest of the African pygmy herd. After a harrowing escape, Thunder must dig deep inside to find the courage to find his way home. With helpful friends and the watchful eye of the Great Tusker in the sky, Thunder's journey is the adventure of a lifetime.
Download or read book Hannibal s Epic Elephant Journey written by Katie Dale and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2020-06-18 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hannibal sets off to fight the Romans with an army on mighty elephants ... first they must cross the river and navigate a way through the treacherous mountains, then defeat the mighty Roman army! This first colour chapter book is a perfectly levelled, accessible text for Key stage 2 readers aged 10-11 or in year 6. Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and activities to provoke deeper response and encourage writing. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure. The Key Stage 2 Reading Champion Books are suggested for use as follows: Independent Reading 11: start of Year 3 or age 7+ Independent Reading 12: end of Year 3 or age 7+ Independent Reading 13: start of Year 4 or age 8+ Independent Reading 14: end of Year 4 or age 8+ Independent Reading 15: start of Year 5 or age 9+ Independent Reading 16: end of Year 5 or age 9+ Independent Reading 17: start of Year 6 or age 10+ Independent Reading 18: end of Year 6 or age 10+
Download or read book Animal Modernity Jumbo the Elephant and the Human Dilemma written by Susan Nance and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-10-08 with total page 102 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The concept of 'modernity' is central to many disciplines, but what is modernity to animals? Susan Nance answers this question through a radical reinterpretation of the life of Jumbo the elephant. In the 1880s, consumers, the media, zoos, circuses and taxidermists, and (unknowingly) Jumbo himself, transformed the elephant from an orphan of the global ivory trade and zoo captive into a distracting international celebrity. Citizens on two continents imaged Jumbo as a sentient individual and pet, but were aghast when he died in an industrial accident and his remains were absorbed by the taxidermic and animal rendering industries reserved for anonymous animals. The case of Jumbo exposed the 'human dilemma' of modern living, wherein people celebrated individual animals to cope or distract themselves from the wholesale slaughter of animals required by modern consumerism.
Download or read book Extraordinary Journeys The Complete Adventure Collection written by Jules Verne and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-11-13 with total page 7443 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: DigiCat presents to you this unique and meticulously edited adventure collection: Five Weeks in a Balloon Journey to the Centre of the Earth From the Earth to the Moon Around the Moon The Adventures of Captain Hatteras In Search of the Castaways Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea A Floating City The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa The Fur Country Around the World in Eighty Days The Mysterious Island The Survivors of the Chancellor Michael Strogoff Hector Servadac The Underground City Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen The Begum's Fortune Tribulations of a Chinaman in China The Steam House Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon Godfrey Morgan or, The Robinson Crusoe School The Green Ray Mathias Sandorf The Star of the South Ticket No. "9672" Robur the Conqueror The Master of the World The Waif of "Cynthia" North Against South or, Texar's Revenge The Flight to France or, The Memoirs of a Dragoon Kéraban the Inflexible Adrift in Pacific or, Two Years' Vacation Topsy Turvy Cesar Cascabel Mistress Branican The Castle of the Carpathians Claudius Bombarnac Captain Antifer Facing the Flag An Antarctic Mystery Jules Gabriel Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.
Download or read book Elephants on Tour written by Guillaume Cornet and published by . This book was released on 2018-09-26 with total page 48 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Join the Elephants on an exciting round-the-world adventure! From the skyscrapers of New York and Tokyo to the jungles of Peru and Madagascar, the Elephants are off to see some of the most amazing places in the world - discovering famous buildings, food, transport and activities in each destination along the way. Each scene is packed with hundreds of things to find and discover - spot each of the Elephants, their lost possessions, and the sights and friends they see along the way. Follow the Elephants' journey and get spotting!
Download or read book Death and Compassion written by Dan Wylie and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2018-10-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Traces the literary history of the elephant, and its role in South Africa's cultural imaginary Elephants are in dire straits – again. They were virtually extirpated from much of Africa by European hunters in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, but their numbers resurged for a while in the heyday of late-colonial conservation efforts in the twentieth. Now, according to one estimate, an elephant is being killed every 15 minutes. This is at the same time that the reasons for being especially compassionate and protective towards elephants are now so well-known that they have become almost a cliché: their high intelligence, rich emotional lives including a capacity for mourning, caring matriarchal societal structures, that strangely charismatic grace. Saving elephants is one of the iconic conservation struggles of our time. As a society we must aspire to understand how and why people develop compassion – or fail to do so – and what stories we tell ourselves about animals that reveal the relationship between ourselves and animals. This book is the first study to probe the primary features, and possible effects, of some major literary genres as they pertain to elephants south of the Zambezi over three centuries: indigenous forms, early European travelogues, hunting accounts, novels, game ranger memoirs, scientists’ accounts, and poems. It examines what these literatures imply about the various and diverse attitudes towards elephants, about who shows compassion towards them, in what ways and why. It is the story of a developing contestation between death and compassion, between those who kill and those who love and protect.
Download or read book Design and Rhetoric in a Sanskrit Court Epic written by Indira Viswanathan Peterson and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2012-02-01 with total page 319 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the earliest literary treatment of Arjuna's combat with the great god Siva, providing an introduction to the Sanskrit court epic.“Peterson proves that it is possible and fruitful to approach mahakavya such as ‘Arjuna and the Hunter’ through the aesthetic values it embodies. She succeeds in making one of the greatest works of literature accessible and meaningful to non-specialists, as well as useful for teachers of South Asian culture and religion.” — History of Religions
Download or read book Yunnan Burma Bengal Corridor Geographies written by Dan Smyer Yü and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2021-09-30 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the historical interconnections between Bengal, Burma, and Yunnan (China), and views the corridor as a transregion that exhibits mobility, connectivity and diversity as well as place-based ecogeological uniqueness. With a focus on the concept of corridor geographies that have shared human and environmental histories beyond sharply demarcated territorial sovereignties of modern individual nation-states, it presents the variety and complexity of premodern and modern pathways, corridors, borders, and networks of livelihood-making, local political alliances, trade and commerce, religions, political systems, and colonial encounters. The book discusses crucial themes including environmental edgings of human-nonhuman habitats, transregional migratory routes and habitats of megafauna, elephant corridors in Yunnan–Myanmar–Bengal landscape, framing spaces between India and China, Tibetan–Myanmar corridors, transboundary river systems, narratives of a Rohingya jade trader, cross-border flow of De’ang’s fermented tea, householding in upland Laos, cultural identities, and trans-border livelihoods. Comprehensive and topical, with its wide-ranging case studies, this book will be of interest to scholars and researchers of history, routes and border studies, sociology and social anthropology, South East Asian history, South Asian history, Chinese studies, environmental history, human geography, international relations, ecology, and cultural studies.
Download or read book EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEYS Complete Collection 41 Adventure Classics in One Volume Illustrated written by Jules Verne and published by e-artnow. This book was released on 2016-11-23 with total page 9421 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This carefully crafted ebook: “EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEYS – Complete Collection: 41 Adventure Classics in One Volume (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Five Weeks in a Balloon Journey to the Centre of the Earth From the Earth to the Moon Around the Moon The Adventures of Captain Hatteras In Search of the Castaways Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea A Floating City The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa The Fur Country Around the World in Eighty Days The Mysterious Island The Survivors of the Chancellor Michael Strogoff Hector Servadac The Underground City Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen The Begum's Fortune Tribulations of a Chinaman in China The Steam House Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon Godfrey Morgan or, The Robinson Crusoe School The Green Ray Mathias Sandorf The Star of the South Ticket No. “9672” Robur the Conqueror The Master of the World The Waif of “Cynthia” North Against South or, Texar's Revenge The Flight to France or, The Memoirs of a Dragoon Kéraban the Inflexible Adrift in Pacific or, Two Years' Vacation Topsy Turvy Cesar Cascabel Mistress Branican The Castle of the Carpathians Claudius Bombarnac Captain Antifer Facing the Flag An Antarctic Mystery Jules Gabriel Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.
Download or read book Postcolonial Literary Geographies written by John Thieme and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-06-10 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines how ideas about place and space have been transformed in recent decades. It offers a unique understanding of the ways in which postcolonial writers have contested views of place as fixed and unchanging and are remapping conceptions of world geography, with chapters on cartography, botany and gardens, spice, ecologies, animals and zoos, and cities, as well as reference to the importance of archaeology and travel in such debates. Writers whose work receives detailed attention include Amitav Ghosh, Derek Walcott, Jamaica Kincaid, Salman Rushdie, Michael Ondaatje and Robert Kroetsch. Challenging both older colonial and more recent global constructions of place, the book argues for an environmental politics that is attentive to the concerns of disadvantaged peoples, animal rights and ecological issues. Its range and insights make it essential reading for anyone interested in the changing physical and human geography of the contemporary world.
Download or read book Tyke and the Elephant Angel written by K. A. Monroe and published by CreateSpace. This book was released on 2013-06-23 with total page 34 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A children's story of heavenly proportions inspired by true events and told through colorful illustrations and rhyme. This story focuses on Tyke the elephant's journey to Heaven. It does not highlight her violent death. Please enjoy the spiritual journey it takes children on with her as there could be no other way to describe a 'happy ending' to her story. A percentage of net royalties are pledged by the author to be donated to The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) sanctuaries in memory of Tyke to care for rescued elephants. The book's dedication is in Memory of Pat Derby and Tyke and is categorized as youth fiction for preschool to kindergarten aged and beginner readers. Inspiration was drawn from Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein, most noted children's book authors. The cover art has a bit of graphic novel feel to it - dared to be different. Thousands of people have been touched by Tyke's true tragic story and parents and educators can find more info about Tyke and the legacy she left behind on wiki. * The hardcover edition is beautiful and is available for the holidays 2013. It is a 20th anniversary special edition with celebrity review on the back cover. It has the KA Monroe Publication imprint and will be distributed through Ingram world wide book distribution.
Download or read book The Life of Ulysses S Grant written by J. T. Headley and published by . This book was released on 1885 with total page 620 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: