West With Giraffes

West With Giraffes

West With Giraffes

1938: The Great Depression lingers. Hitler is threatening Europe, and world-weary Americans long for wonder. They find it in two giraffes who miraculously survive a hurricane while crossing the Atlantic. What follows is a twelve-day road trip in a custom truck to deliver Southern California’s first giraffes to the San Diego Zoo. Behind the wheel is the young Dust Bowl rowdy Woodrow Wilson Nickel. Present day: At 105, Woody feels his life ebbing away. When he learns giraffes are going extinct, he finds himself recalling an experience he cannot take to his grave. In retelling his story, he explores what it means to be changed by the grace of animals, the kindness of strangers, and the passing of time. -- adapted from jacket

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Lynda Rutledge
Publisher : Lake Union Publishing
Release : 2021-02
Total Pages : 372 Pages
ISBN : 1542023343


The White Giraffe

The White Giraffe

The first book in the heart-warming White Giraffe series by Lauren St John, featuring the African adventures of Martine and her magical white giraffe. When tragedy strikes on a winter's night in England, Martine is sent to live with her grandmother on a game reserve in South Africa. Her wild, beautiful new home is riddled with secrets, but lonely Martine finds comfort in the legend of a white giraffe and in mysterious Grace, who believes Martine has a powerful gift. Defying her grandmother by entering the reserve alone, Martine is plunged into a world of danger, mystery and adventure. Who can she trust? And how far will she go to save the only friend she has ever known?

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Lauren St John
Publisher : Orion Children's Books
Release : 2010-05-14
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9781444002102


Giraffe

Giraffe

A novel based on a bizarre, real-life incident that took place in 1975 Czechoslovakia describes the destruction of the world's largest captive herd of giraffes at a zoo in a small Czech town, recounting the story of the giraffes from their capture in Africa to their apparently senseless slaughter by the secret police. A first novel. Reprint.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : J. M. Ledgard
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2007-07-31
Total Pages : 298 Pages
ISBN : 0143038966


The Giraffe S Neck

The Giraffe S Neck

Adaptation is everything. Inge Lohmark is well aware of that; after all, she's been teaching biology for more than thirty years. But nothing will change the fact that her school is going to be closed in four years: in this dwindling town in the eastern German countryside, there are fewer and fewer children. Inge's husband, who was a cattle inseminator before the reunification, is now breeding ostriches. Their daughter, Claudia, emigrated to the U.S. years ago and has no intention of having children. Everyone is resisting the course of nature the Inge teaches every day in class. When Inge finds herself experiencing intense feelings for a 9th-grade girl, her biologically determined worldview is shaken. And in increasingly outlandish ways, she tries to save what can no longer be saved.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Judith Schalansky
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2014-04-22
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781620403396


Giraffe Reflections

Giraffe Reflections

The most comprehensive book on giraffes to appear in the last fifty years, this volume presents a magnificent portrait of a group of animals who, in spite of their legendary elegance and astonishing gentleness, may not entirely survive this century. Dale Peterson’s text provides a natural and cultural history of the world’s tallest and second-biggest land animals, describing in detail their biology and behavior. He offers a new perspective on the giraffes’ place in our world, and argues for the stronger protection of these imposing yet endangered creatures and their elusive forest relatives, the okapis. Some 120 stunning photographs by award-winning wildlife photographer Karl Ammann capture the grace and elegance of Giraffa camelopardalis. Both beautiful and informative, the images document giraffes’ complex interactions with each other and their environment.

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Genre : Nature
Author : Dale Peterson
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2013-09-09
Total Pages : 232 Pages
ISBN : 9780520956964


How Giraffes Work

How Giraffes Work

This is a comprehensive overview of wild and free-living giraffes. Graham Mitchell combines nearly every piece of published research about this species into the pages of this book, making it an incredibly useful book for researchers, scientists, and naturalists studying a single species.

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Genre : Nature
Author : Graham Mitchell
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2021
Total Pages : 608 Pages
ISBN : 9780197571194


Jim Giraffe

Jim Giraffe

Scott Spectrum is being haunted by a ghost giraffe named Jim. Scott thinks he’s a man how has everything — a high-speed internet connection, alien-shaped slippers, and a beautiful wife called Continence. But Scott hasn’t touched her in years and she’s been left furiously polishing the sideboard, dreaming of black stallions. According to Jim, Scott’s days are numbered, and to save himself from certain death from sexual repression he must quickly perform every act in the lovermaker’s lexicon. Jim Giraffe knows a lot about sex, luckily. He also loves pizza and beer and has breath that smells of tree-tops. The prudish Scott is at first shocked by this profane, perverted ghost giraffe, but he accepts his help. Little does Scott realize that Jim has his own agenda and that his suburban idyll is about to be well and truly buggered up. Following on from the cult classic Boxy an Star, Daren King has written another extraordinary novel: highly original and linguistically ingenious, naïve and knowing, utterly charming, filthy, and very, very funny.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Daren King
Publisher : Anchor Canada
Release : 2010-08-20
Total Pages : 225 Pages
ISBN : 9780385672825


Before The First Word

Before The First Word

Lorna Crozier’s radical imagination, and the finely tuned emotional intelligence that is revealed in the clarity of her poetry, have made her one of Canada’s most popular poets. Before the First Word: The Poetry of Lorna Crozier is a collection of thirty-five of her best poems, selected and introduced by Catherine Hunter, and includes an afterword by Crozier herself. Representing her work from 1985 to 2002, the collection reveals the wide range of Lorna Crozier’s voice in its most lyrical, contemplative, ironic, and witty moments. Hunter’s introduction discusses the poet’s major themes, with particular attention to her feminist approach to biblical myth and her fascination with absence and silence as sites for imaginative revision. Crozier’s afterword, “See How Many Ends This Stick Has: A Reflection on Poetry,” is a lyrical meditation that provides an inspirational glimpse into the philosophy of a writer who prizes the intensity of awareness that poetry demands, and is tantalized by what predates speaking and all that cant be named. An engaging volume that will appeal to undergraduate students as well as general readers of poetry. Lorna Crozier’s work has won many awards, including the Governor Generals Award in 1992 (for Inventing the Hawk), the first prize for poetry in the CBC Literary Competition, the Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry in 1992, a National Magazine Award in 1995, and two Pat Lowther Memorial Awards (1993 and 1996) for the best book of poetry by a Canadian woman. She has published fourteen books of poetry, most recently, Whetstone. Born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, she now lives in British Columbia, where she is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Victoria.

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Genre : Poetry
Author : Lorna Crozier
Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Release : 2006-01-01
Total Pages : 80 Pages
ISBN : 9780889209183


How To Be A Giraffe

How To Be A Giraffe

A story of belonging, resilience, and embracing our unique qualities. Jeffrey might have horns, a tail, and a long neck, but his stripy fur is causing quite the stir. Everyone knows that giraffes have spots! But if Jeffrey isn’t a giraffe, what could he be? Lots of fun to read aloud, this charming and heartfelt picture book celebrates the joy of embracing who we are. Feeling a sense of belonging is central to Jeffrey’s journey in How to Be a Giraffe. When we first meet Jeffrey, he has been ridiculed by his herd, who describe Jeffrey’s stripes as absurd. They question whether Jeffrey really is a giraffe, causing him to feel sad and alone. Jeffrey then sets out to find a home for himself with other animals who might be more like him. Whether it’s a herd of elephants or a pride of lions, Jeffrey doesn’t find anyone who looks, behaves, or thinks like he does. Eventually, he realizes that he may be different, but he is perfect just the way he is — tall, gentle, friendly, brave, quiet, and kind. Happily, his herd see their error, apologize, and welcome Jeffrey back. Jeffrey’s confidence in himself provides a rewarding and inspiring message for young readers: embrace your unique qualities and share them with the world!

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Thea Baker
Publisher : Little Genius Books
Release : 2021-09-07
Total Pages : 32 Pages
ISBN : 1953344291


The Zoo On The Road To Nablus

The Zoo On The Road To Nablus

The last Palestinian zoo stands on a dusty, dead-end street in the once prosperous farming town of Qalqilya, on the very edge of the West Bank. The zoo's bars are rusting; peacocks wander quiet avenues shaded by broad plane trees; a teenage baboon broods in solitary confinement; walls bear the pockmarks of gunfire. And yet the zoo is an extraordinary place, with a bizarre, troubling and inspiring story to tell. At the center of this story is Dr. Sami Khader, the only zoo veterinarian in the Palestinian territories. Family man, amateur inventor, and dedicated taxidermist, he is fiercely independent, apolitical, and resourceful in times of crisis. Dr. Sami dreams of transforming the zoo into one of an international caliber. In The Zoo on the Road to Nablus, Amelia Thomas brings the reader into a world rarely glimpsed from the outside, weaving the stories of the zoo's animals, its staff, and its visitors into a rich, colorful chronicle of the indomitability of the human—and animal—spirit.

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Genre : Nature
Author : Amelia Thomas
Publisher : PublicAffairs
Release : 2008-01-11
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781586486587