Contains over forty nature activities that are safe for both children and nature, ranging from learning to whistle for woodchucks to calculating the height of a waterfall
This book is about Jorge Frias, a Mexican from the Yucatan Peninsula. For almost twenty years he lived and worked in the United States without proper papers and was, therefore, an illegal alien. After being caught, he was allowed to voluntarily depart our country a couple of years ago. This is a story of how he managed to gain entry to this country illegally on many occasions, why he did it and what he did while here. In writing the book my intention was, in large part, to shed some light on the immigration issue, since it is a topic being hotly debated in Congress and across the country at the present time. In doing so, I also address U.S.-Mexican relations over the years and Jorges heritage. He is a Mestizo, which means he has the blood of the Spanish, the Mayans and other indigenous peoples of Mexico in him. He now lives in Playa del Carmen and takes tourists on guided tours of Mayan temples, among other things. He is also a poet.
Raised by Fiela Kimoetie, a Black woman, after he wanders as a three-year-old into the South African forest, the young man who may be Lukas Van Rooyen, son of Afrikaaners, finds himself forced by the Magistrate to reorient his affections and values
With the help of some of the world’s leading explorers, 1001 Natural Wonders circumnavigates the globe, traveling from arid deserts to frozen wastes, across grasslands and steppe, lakes and rivers, and from mountain tops to ocean depths. Each wonder has been selected for its grandeur and sheer natural beauty. This is the definitive guide to the most spectacular sights in the natural world, celebrating hundreds of millions of years of the Earth’s long and furious history. Some places are located in the remote wilderness, others just a bus ride from town, but whatever and wherever they are, they are rendered here with an inspiring immediacy. Entries are packed with information on the creation and development, location and spectacle of each phenomenon. 100 Natural Wonders is the most detailed and comprehensive guide of its kind. For the would-be explorer, dedicated tourist, traveler, nature-lover, student, or simply for the inquisitive, this compilation of the world’s most amazing vistas and experiences is an absolute must, an insight into our planet’s priceless resources.
Melanie's name is not found on the passenger list of the Andrea Doria not by that name at least. However, she, and her family, sailed aboard the ship, known as "The safest ship in the world" to some passengers. The Andrea Doria was believed to be the most beautiful ever built, even including a floating art gallery exhibiting striking Italian paintings.Melanie's story begins with a surprise chance offered to her, an offer she could not refuse, and which lead her to mystery and romance. And then one fateful night