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Author : Lawrence Anthony
Graham Spence
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2007-03-06
Page : 256
Category : Nature
ISBN 13 : 9781429981439
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The astonishing story of the soldiers, conservationists, and ordinary Iraqis who united to save the animals of the Baghdad Zoo When the Iraq war began, conservationist Lawrence Anthony could think of only one thing: the fate of the Baghdad Zoo, caught in the crossfire at the heart of the city. Once Anthony entered Iraq he discovered that hostilities and uncontrolled looting had devastated the zoo and its animals. Working with members of the zoo staff and a few compassionate U.S. soldiers, he defended the zoo, bartered for food on war-torn streets, and scoured bombed palaces for desperately needed supplies. Babylon's Ark chronicles Anthony's hair-raising efforts to save a pride of Saddam's lions, close a deplorable black-market zoo, run ostriches through shoot-to-kill checkpoints, and rescue the dictator's personal herd of Thoroughbred Arabian horses. A tale of the selfless courage and humanity of a few men and women living dangerously for all the right reasons, Babylon's Ark is an inspiring and uplifting true-life adventure of individuals on both sides working together for the sake of magnificent wildlife caught in a war zone.


Author : Irving Finkel
Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
Release : 2014-01-30
Page : 352
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1444757075
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In THE ARK BEFORE NOAH, British Museum expert Dr Irving Finkel reveals how decoding the symbols on a 4,000 year old piece of clay enable a radical new interpretation of the Noah's Ark myth. A world authority on the period, Dr Finkel's enthralling real-life detective story began with a most remarkable event at the British Museum - the arrival one day in 2008 of a single, modest-sized Babylonian cuneiform tablet - the palm-sized clay rectangles on which our ancestors created the first documents. It had been brought in by a member of the public and this particular tablet proved to be of quite extraordinary importance. Not only does it date from about 1850 BC, but it is a copy of the Babylonian Story of the Flood, a myth from ancient Mesopotamia revealing among other things, instructions for building a large boat to survive a flood. But Dr Finkel's pioneering work didn't stop there. Through another series of enthralling discoveries he has been able to decode the story of the Flood in ways which offer unanticipated revelations to readers of THE ARK BEFORE NOAH.


Author : Graham Spence
Lawrence Anthony
Publisher : Sidgwick & Jackson
Release : 2012-04-01
Page : 384
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1743294506
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Another extraordinary story of life on a South African game reserve from the authors of The Elephant Whisperer. Lawrence Anthony's South African game reserve is home to many animals he has saved, from a remarkable herd of elephants to a badly behaved bushbaby called George. Described as "the Indiana Jones of conservation", when one of his rhinos was brutally slaughtered for her horn, he didn't hesitate to lead an armed response against the poachers. Then he learned that there were only a handful of northern white rhinos left in the wild, living in an area of the Congo controlled by the infamous Lord's Resistance Army and soon to be hunted into extinction. Lawrence knew he had to take action. What followed was an extraordinary adventure, as he headed into the jungle to negotiate with the rebels, while battling to save his own animals from terrible drought and to save the eyesight of his beloved elephant matriarch Nana. The Last Rhinos is peopled with unforgettable characters, both human and animal, and is a sometimes funny, sometimes moving, always exciting read.


Author : Suzanne Frank
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Release : 2013-03-05
Page : 480
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1455599301
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Separated from the man she loves, Chloe Kingsley finds herself alone in Mesopotamia, haunted by memories and driven to survive. Here, in a land where upheavals in the heavens and a flood on earth portend catastrophe for mankind, the rulers demand an appeasement - a beautiful young woman to placate the gods.


Author : Lawrence Anthony
Graham Spence
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2009-11-10
Page : 384
Category : Nature
ISBN 13 : 9781429986458
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When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom. The Elephant Whisperer is a heartwarming, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad account of Anthony's experiences with these huge yet sympathetic creatures. Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, it is a delightful book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.


Author : Brian K. Vaughan
Niko Henrichon
Publisher : Vertigo
Release : 2006
Page : 136
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN 13 : 9781401203153
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Inspired by true events, a graphic novel examines life on the streets of war-torn Iraq, raising questions about the meaning of liberation through the experiences of four lions who escaped from the Baghdad Zoo during a raid.


Author : Rajiv Joseph
Publisher : Soft Skull Press
Release : 2010
Page : 242
Category : Drama
ISBN 13 : 9781593762940
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Rajiv Joseph is one of today's most acclaimed young playwrights. The winner of numerous awards, including an NEA award for Best Play and a Whiting Writers Award, he is an up-and-coming artist and one to watch. This volume gathers, for the first time, his three major works to date - 'Gruesome Playground Injuries', 'Animals out of Paper' and 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo'. Subtle, observant and ambitious, these plays showcase the talent of a rising young star on the contemporary theatre scene.


Author : Lesley Adkins
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2004-12-13
Page : 448
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1466838388
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"Well-told story of a life dedicated to scholarship, with great adventures and derring-do an unexpected bonus." - Kirkus Reviews From 1827 Henry Rawlinson, fearless soldier, sportsman and imperial adventurer of the first rank, spent twenty-five years in India, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan in the service of the East India Company. During this time he survived the dangers of disease and warfare, including the disastrous First Anglo-Afghan War. A gifted linguist, fascinated by history and exploration, he became obsessed with cuneiform, the world's earliest writing. An immense inscription high on a sheer rock face at Bisitun in the mountains of western Iran, carved on the orders of King Darius the Great of Persia over 2,000 years ago, was the key to understanding the many cuneiform scripts and languages. Only Rawlinson had the physical and intellectual skills, courage, self-motivation and opportunity to make the perilous ascent and copy the monument. Here, Lesley Adkins relates the story of Rawlinson's life and how he triumphed in deciphering the lost languages of Persia and Babylonia, overcoming his brilliant but bitter rival, Edward Hincks. While based in Baghdad, Rawlinson became involved in the very first excavations of the ancient mounds of Mesopotamia, from Nineveh to Babylon, an area that had been fought over by so many powerful empires. His decipherment of the inscriptions resurrected unsuspected civilizations, revealing intriguing details of everyday life and forgotten historical events. By proving to the astonished Victorian public that people and places in the Old Testament really existed (and, furthermore, that documents and chronicles had survived from well before the writing of the Bible), Rawlinson became a celebrity and assured his own place in history.


Author : Joseph P. Farrell
Publisher : Feral House
Release : 2010-06-01
Page : 303
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN 13 : 1932595856
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In this latest installment of his remarkable series of books of alternative science and history, Joseph P. Farrell outlines the consistent pattern and strategy of bankers in ancient and modern times, and their desire to suppress the public development of alternative physics and energy technologies, usurp the money creating and issuing power of the state, and substitute a facsimile of money-as-debt. Here, Farrell peels back the layers of deception to reveal the possible deep physics that the “banksters” have used to aid them in their financial policies. Feral House also published Farrell’s Philosopher’s Stone: Alchemy and the Secret Research for Exotic Matter.


Author : Robert Alter
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2009-10-21
Page : 448
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0393070255
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"A masterpiece of contemporary Bible translation and commentary."—Los Angeles Times Book Review, Best Books of 1999 Acclaimed for its masterful new translation and insightful commentary, The David Story is a fresh, vivid rendition of one of the great works in Western literature. Robert Alter's brilliant translation gives us David, the beautiful, musical hero who slays Goliath and, through his struggles with Saul, advances to the kingship of Israel. But this David is also fully human: an ambitious, calculating man who navigates his life's course with a flawed moral vision. The consequences for him, his family, and his nation are tragic and bloody. Historical personage and full-blooded imagining, David is the creation of a literary artist comparable to the Shakespeare of the history plays.


Author : Charles E. Feldmann
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2012-12-10
Page : 414
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1479755311
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WHILE DEFENDING THE ACCUSED IN A MILITARY COURTMARTIAL, NEW YORK CITY’S RENOWNED DEFENSE ATTORNEY, SOLOMON GOLDMAN, fi nds himself drugged and abducted in broad daylight, only to awaken inside a nuclear submarine on its way to the Middle East. His captor, a beautiful and mysterious Egyptian agent named Eteye Azeb, tells Goldman that his brother is commanding a secret military operation south of Bagdad, at the lost city of Babylon, where an uncovered religious scroll obscurely mentioned in the bible contains an ancient Egyptian code. This code leads to the hidden location of the most sought after treasure of antiquity—the Ark of the Covenant. Goldman’s brother has now mysteriously gone missing with the scroll and is wanted for theft and treason. The Middle East is pushed to the brink when Iranian commandos recover abandoned American nuclear torpedoes from the ocean’s fl oor. The stakes are raised even further when Goldman is caught up in an international conspiracy to recover and use the sacred Ark of the Covenant as a modern day military weapon. For reasons Solomon Goldman doesn’t yet understand, all eyes are on him as he tries to pick up the trail of his missing brother and locate the clues to the missing treasure map. In a breathless race over four continents, Goldman must follow the signs, hidden away for millenniums, that lead to the Ark, all while struggling with his own religious doubts and unbelief’s. At every turn fate seems to draw him deeper into Eteye’s cryptic world of unexplained past connections. Who really is this woman? Unless he can decipher the biblical secrets and fi nd the ancient Ark before the world's superpowers do, the Ark of War may be lost forever—or worse yet, used as a modern day weapon of mass destruction.


Author : Richard van Emden
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2011-06-06
Page : 352
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1408810077
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For soldiers in the Great War, going over the top was a comparatively rare event; much more frequently, they were bored and lonely and missing their families at home. Needing an outlet for their affection, many found it in the animal kingdom. Tommy's Ark looks at the war through the eyes of the soldiers who were there, and examines their relationship with a strange and unexpected range of animal life, from horses, dogs and cats to monkeys and birds - even in one case a golden eagle. Animals became mascots - some Welsh battalions had goats as mascots, some of the Scots had donkeys. And then there were the animals and insects that excited curiosity amongst men drawn into the army from the industrial heartlands of Britain, men who had little knowledge of, let alone daily contact with, wildlife. Civilians turned soldiers observed the natural world around them, from the smallest woodlouse to voles, mice and larger animals such as deer and rabbit. Richard van Emden explores his subject far more radically than previous attempts, revealing how, for example, a lemur was taken on combat missions in the air, a lion was allowed to pad down the front line trenches and how a monkey lost its leg during the fighting at Delville Wood on the Somme. Illustrated with more than sixty previously unseen or rarely published photographs, drawn mainly from the author's own extraordinary collection.


Author : Graham Hancock
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2011-01-11
Page : 640
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1446411311
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After nine years investigating the exact location of the ultimate religious icon, the Ark of the Covenant, British researcher and investigative journalist Graham Hancock reveals his status-quo shattering discoveries. Part mystery thriller, part true adventure and part travel book, this gripping piece of historical research challenges society's principal religious preconceptions and takes the reader on a rollercoaster ride through ancient history.


Author : Tim F. LaHaye
Bob Phillips
Publisher :
Release : 2004
Page : 400
Category : Adventure stories
ISBN 13 : 9780340863718
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In Babylon Rising Tim LaHaye began an adventure series that he calls even more exciting than his 50-million-plus-copy bestselling Left Behind series. Readers agreed, as the novel debuted as a top-ten New York Times bestseller. Now, in the second Babylon Rising novel, Biblical scholar, archaeologist, professor, and hero for our times Michael Murphy is in pursuit of one of the most mysterious and sought-after of all Biblical artefacts, Noah's Ark. As Murphy undertakes his death-defying quest to ascend Mount Ararat, he will discover dramatic revelations of Biblical prophecies and be drawn even closer to the most terrifying evil about to be unleashed on all mankind. With The Secret on Ararat following close on the heels of Glorious Appearing, the fastest-selling Left Behind novel ever, Tim LaHaye will further prove to be one of the most fascinating and popular storytellers of our time.


Author : Lawrence Anthony
Graham Spence
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2012-07-03
Page : 336
Category : Nature
ISBN 13 : 125001509X
Description :


When Lawrence Anthony learned that the northern white rhino, living in the war-ravaged Congo, was on the very brink of extinction, he knew he had to act. If the world lost the sub-species, it would be the largest land mammal since the woolly mammoth to go extinct. In The Last Rhinos, Anthony recounts his attempts to save these remarkable animals. The demand for rhino horns in the Far East has turned poaching into a dangerous black market that threatens the lives of not just these rare beasts, but also the rangers who protect them. The northern white rhino's last refuge was in an area controlled by the infamous Lord's Resistance Army, one of the most vicious rebel groups in the world. In the face of unmoving government bureaucracy, Anthony made a perilous journey deep into the jungle to try to find and convince them to help save the rhino. An inspiring story of conservation in the face of brutal war and bureaucratic quagmires, The Last Rhinos will move animal lovers everywhere.


Author : Karin Bauer
Jennifer Ruth Hosek
Publisher : Berghahn Books
Release : 2017-11-01
Page : 420
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1785337211
Description :


Since Unification and the end of the Cold War, Berlin has witnessed a series of uncommonly intense social, political, and cultural transformations. While positioning itself as a creative center populated by young and cosmopolitan global citizens, the “New Berlin” is at the same time a rich site of historical memory, defined inescapably by its past even as it articulates German and European hopes for the future. Cultural Topographies of the New Berlin presents a fascinating cross-section of life in Germany’s largest city, revealing the complex ways in which globalization, ethnicity, economics, memory, and national identity inflect how its urban spaces are inhabited and depicted.


Author : Rob Jones
Publisher :
Release : 2018-03-28
Page : 280
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781986880152
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Treasure of Babylon is Part 2 of the Avalon Adventure series - fast-paced mystery thrillers featuring a crew of friends who fly around the world in their own plane, risking everything on wild archaeological adventures. When Selena Moore's father is brutally kidnapped in Jerusalem, the crew of the Avalon are drawn into a desperate struggle to save his life and stop an insane enemy from getting possession of the most famous missing relic in the world - the lost Ark of the Covenant.Tested to the limit, Mitch Decker and the rest of the crew must use everything in their arsenal to save Atticus Moore and secure the Ark. From the back streets of Jerusalem to the Austrian Alps, from the fjords of Norway to the Iranian desert and beyond, they must rely on their individual skills and work as a team to prevent the Ark falling into the hands of a man who has the darkest of nightmares planned for the world.


Author : Larry Osborne
Publisher : David C Cook
Release : 2015-04-01
Page : 224
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0781411319
Description :


Meet a man forced to live in a fast changing and godless society. He faced fears about the future, concern for his safety, and the discouragement of world that seemed to be falling apart at warp speed. Sound familiar? His name was Daniel, and with the power of hope, humility, and wisdom, he not only thrived, he changed an empire while he was at it. Though he lived thousands of years ago, he has a much to teach us today. Even in Babylon, God Is in Control In Thriving in Babylon, Larry Osborne explores the “adult” story of Daniel to help us not only survive – but actually thrive in an increasingly godless culture. Here Pastor Osborne looks at: - Why panic and despair are never from God- What true optimism looks like- How humility disarms even our greatest of enemies- Why respect causes even those who will have nothing to do with God to listen- How wisdom can snatch victory out of the jaws of defeat For those who know Jesus and understand the full implications of the cross, the resurrection, and the promises of Jesus, everything changes – not only in us, but also in our world.


Author : Philip Pullman
Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Release : 2010-04-21
Page : 257
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0802196985
Description :


A thought-provoking retelling of the Gospel story from an atheist perspective. Upon its hardcover publication, renowned author Philip Pullman’s The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ provoked heated debates and stirred a frenzy of controversy throughout the clerical and literary worlds alike with its bold retelling of the life of Jesus Christ. In this remarkable piece of fiction, famously atheistic author Philip Pullman challenges the events of the Gospels and puts forward his own compelling and plausible version of the life of Jesus. Written with unstinting authority, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ is a pithy, erudite, subtle, and powerful book by a beloved author, a text to be read and reread, studied and unpacked, much like the Good Book itself. “The erudite fantasy author, Philip Pullman, makes explicit his complaint against Christian dogma with [this] challenging deconstruction of the Gospels.” —Entertainment Weekly “Inspiring . . . Again and again, [Pullman] displays a marvelous sense of the elemental power of Jesus’s instructions and parables.” —The Washington Post


Author : Andreas Gottlieb Hoffmann
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2018-08-19
Page : 216
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781725779662
Description :


Das Buch Henoch by Andreas Gottlieb Hoffmann