Straight from the Pig's Mouth

Author: Al Lester

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 0143772104

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 8152


‘This book takes you into the life of a New Zealand policeman. I tell it how it was and spare few details so that you too can see the world through one policeman’s eyes. These stories range from humorous, strange and bizarre to extreme violence and murders. This is the lot of a copper and was the life I lived for 31 years.’ From his fledgling days as a junior policeman to being detective sergeant on high-profile cases, Christchurch cop Al Lester has many a story to tell as he reflects on a career on the thin blue line. Al’s a man who took policing seriously, always doing his level best to keep riff-raff in check and turn chaos into order. He never lost sight, however, of how to see the lighter side of the job, enjoying a laugh when need be, often at his own expense. Welcome to the world of a Kiwi cop. (No actual pigs were harmed in the making of this book.)

Breeding for Disease Resistance in Farm Animals

Author: Stephen C. Bishop,Roger F. E. Axford,Frank W. Nicholas,John Bryn Owen

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845935551

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 362

View: 4435


Addressing principles associated with breeding animals for enhanced health and resistance to specific diseases, this book provides a review of the field illustrated with examples covering many diseases of importance to livestock production, across all major livestock species. Authored by experts in the field, this updated edition covers techniques and approaches, viruses, TSEs, bacteria, parasites, vectors, and broader health issues seen in production systems, including metabolic diseases. The book will be an essential reference for professionals in the field, scientists and researchers, students, breeders, veterinarians, agricultural advisors and policy makers.

Straight From The Force’s Mouth

Author: David Prowse

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1908548185

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 7769


Everyone has heard of Darth Vader, the infamous Star Wars villain we all love to fear, created by George Lucas and brought to life by Dave Prowse MBE, but people may not be so familiar with the story of the multi-talented man behind the mask. It required someone exceptional to turn a helmeted costume into the principal character in the highest grossing film series in cinema history - that someone was Dave Prowse. The towering, physical presence of the 6ft 7” bodybuilder was ideally suited to personify the intimidating Darth Vader. Straight from the Force’s Mouth takes us behind the scenes of Star Wars and documents how this extraordinary man took on the role of the menacing central character to creating one of the most iconic villains in cinema history. In this book of memoirs, Dave shares his journey from disadvantaged child and poor student to champion weightlifter and international film star. The Dave Prowse story is one of determination and hard work and in this honest account he explains how he overcame the many setbacks in his life to achieve success and global recognition. This book is a must have for Star Wars fans of all ages and will appeal to anyone who enjoys a truly inspirational and motivating real life story.

Straight from the Pig's Mouth

Author: Al Lester

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780369315700

Category: True Crime

Page: 438

View: 6873


This book takes you into the life of a New Zealand police detective. I tell it how it was and spare few details so that you too can see the world through one policeman's eyes. The stories contained in this book range from the humorous, strange and bizarre to extreme violence and murders. This is the lot of a Kiwi policeman and was the life I lived for 31 years.' From his fledgling days as a constable to being a detective sergeant on high-profile cases, retired Christchurch policeman Al Lester has many a story to tell as he reflects on a career on the wafer-thin blue line. Al's a man who took policing seriously, always doing his level best to keep criminals in check and turn chaos into order. He never lost sight, however, of how to see the lighter side of the job, enjoying a laugh when the occasion arose, and often at his own expense. Welcome to the world of a Kiwi cop. (No actual pigs were harmed in the making of this book.)

A Guide to Traditional Pig Keeping

Author: Carol Harris

Publisher: Good Life

ISBN: 1904871607

Category: Pets

Page: 202

View: 7987


A Guide to Traditional Pig Keeping is a comprehensive reference book covering all aspects of traditional pig husbandry. It aims to be an introduction for the smallholder or farmer wishing to diversify and capitalize on a growing market for high quality, traceable, local produce from traditional breeds or for non-commercial owners, with one or two pigs, who wish to know how best to care for them. With strong emphasis throughout on the conservation of rare breeds, this book explores all aspects of keeping pigs on a small-scale enterprise. Supported by over 150 photographs and clear text it covers: traditional, rare and modern breeds, housing and pasture requirements, legislation, regulations and record keeping, management and handling, nutrition, health and welfare, breeding, showing, sales and marketing, slaughtering, butchering and processing, organic pig keeping, consumer issues, food regulations and standards, butchering, curing and sausage making. Supported by a substantial resource section, together with information on processing this book is the essential guide for anyone keeping pigs for either profit or pleasure.

Year of the Pig

Author: Mark J. Hainds

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817356703

Category: Nature

Page: 248

View: 767


Year of the Pig is a personal journal of one avid hunter's pursuit of wild pigs in eleven American states during the Chinese calendar's "Year of the Pig" (2007).

Sketches From My Life

Author: Pasha Hobart

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 375236372X

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 9678


Reproduction of the original: Sketches From My Life by Pasha Hobart

Thanks for the [SPAM]

Author: Mary Jane Winter

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477252509

Category: Humor

Page: 112

View: 6010


Welcome to the Pet Version of “Thanks for the [SPAM]” - a collection of my favourite forwards (those little gems of wisdom - daily giggles and fun facts that lighten our daily grind from people we don’t know and our friend who sent it to their entire friends list - who sent it to their entire friends list - who sent it to their entire friends list...) Now available in PRINT to read in the bathroom!

Environmental Enrichment of Pigs

Author: Emma Fàbrega i Romans

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 3039280783

Category: Science

Page: 174

View: 6504


Pigs have a strong motivation to explore and root. In conventional pig husbandry systems, this need is difficult to fulfil, unless adequate enrichment materials are provided. This book summarises how enrichment strategies for pigs have evolved over the last few decades in different countries and provides a vast array of possibilities to enhance the exploratory needs of pigs. The role of enrichment material on avoidance of tail biting outbreaks or as an element triggering positive emotions in pigs is also discussed.