Close Encounters of the Furred Kind

Author: Tom Cox

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751560030

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 4799

Have you ever moved house, over a distance of 350 miles, with four cats? If you haven't, and are thinking about it, I'll give you some advice: don't. If you really must move, try to get the cats to arrange their own transport. Focus on yourself instead. You'll have plenty to think about as it is, and the cats will only get in the way with their sarcasm and hairballs. I moved from Norfolk to Devon with four cats and it felt like such an impossible ordeal, part of me believes that I actually died somewhere along the way and am now living in some kind of afterlife: very much like real life, but a little slower moving, and with slightly clearer air. "That's just the West Country," I've been told, but I can't be 100% certain.

Leaning on the Wind

Author: Sid Marty

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 192693671X

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 9968

A finalist for the 1995 Governor General's Literary Award for English-language non-fiction Winner of the Mountain Environment and Culture Award at the 1995 Banff Mountain Book Festival Leaning on the Wind is a love song of the west, sung to the tune of the wild chinook wind. Sid Marty skilfully weaves together the prehistory of Alberta with the experiences of First Nations, miners, early homesteaders and his own family. At the centre of his tale is the Marty homestead, located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Sid looks back through generations of his family and celebrates the feats of wild creatures and wild westerners. The past comes alive in these pages, but so does the present, where you will meet cowboy poets, bull riders, sailplane pilots, desperate chicken farmers, curmudgeonly broncos, a homicidal cow elk, some dubious politicians and several fierce defenders of the earth. Humour and sardonic wit abound, along with abundant affection for the western earth and the people who depend on its bounties and experience its extremes of wind, frost and drought. A western classic, Leaning on the Wind is as evocative today as when it was first published in 1995.

Lands of the Setting Sun

Author: Bob Devine

Publisher: National Geographic Society

ISBN: 9780792255512

Category: Alaska

Page: 196

View: 9530

Every year, Alaska and Western Canada attract more and more visitors into the last true frontier in North America. Few venture off the beaten path, though, an no wonder, considering the scale of these magnificent landscapes. Alaska'a Denali National Park and Preserve, for instance is larger than Massachusetts. But from Alaska's panhandle to Canada's northern Yukan, this vast expanse provides countless opportunities for exploring as Bob Devine congenially shares in this book.

True Bear Tales

Author: David E. Young

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bear attacks

Page: 180

View: 6155

The Complete Spielberg

Author: Ian Freer

Publisher: Virgin Books


Category: Motion picture producers and directors

Page: 338

View: 1134

This book offers a comprehensive examination of Spielberg's work to date, from his 18 feature films to his unrealised projects, his amateur and TV output to his experiences as a producer - even his little-known forays into acting are covered.

The Bulletin

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sydney (N.S.W.)

Page: 798

View: 859

Film Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Motion pictures

Page: 372

View: 4586

Backpacker's Africa

Author: Hilary Bradt

Publisher: N.A


Category: Africa

Page: 220

View: 412