The Hippos: S. K. Eltringham
National Geographic Kids Chapters: Hoops to Hippos!:True Stories of a Basketball Star on Safari Boris Diaw/ Kitson Jazynka
And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks: William S. Burroughs/ Jack Kerouac
And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks:The Inspiration for Kill Your Darlings Jack Kerouac/ William S. Burroughs
Augustine of Hippo´s The City of God Against the Pagans: Jonathan D. Teubner
THE ACCLAIMED INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER The unbelievable true story of the Cold War´s strangest proxy war, fought between the zoos on either side of the Berlin Wall. Living in West Berlin in the 1960s often felt like living in a zoo, everyone packed together behind a wall, with the world always watching. On the other side of the Iron Curtain, the East Berlin zoo was spacious and lush, a socialist utopia where everything was perfectly planned...and then rarely successfully finished. Berlin´s two zoos quickly became symbols of the divided city´s two halves. And so no one was terribly surprised when the head zookeepers on either side started an animal arms race—rather than stockpiling nuclear warheads, competing to have the most pandas and hippos. Soon, state funds were being quietly diverted to give these new animals lavish welcomes worthy of visiting dignitaries. West German presidential candidates were talking about zoo policy on the campaign trail. And eventually politicians on both side of the Wall became convinced that if their zoo were proved to be inferior, then that would mean their country´s whole ideology was too. A quirky piece of Cold War history unlike anything you´ve heard before, The Zookeepers´ War is an epic tale of desperate rivalries, human follies, and an animal-mad city in which zookeeping became a way of continuing politics by other means.
This book stinks! Hold your nose while you find out absolutely everything you never knew about poo! Did you know that.. A week´s worth of elephant poo weighs as much a 25 people? A lifetime of farts would fill 2,000 balloons? The world uses enough loo paper in an hour to wrap around the Earth 14 times? This irresistibly disgusting book for children will teach you all you need to know about all kinds of animal dung and human waste - what it´s for, how it´s made, where it goes, and lots more! Poo comes in all shapes and sizes. Every animal has its own special sort and some have fascinating uses for it. Wombats use their cube-shaped droppings to mark their territory; potato beetles build a shield of dung for defence; male hippos spray out a faecal shower to attract mates; and rabbits and dung beetles eat their pellets for extra nutrition. We might call it ´´waste´´ but in fact, poo is among the most useful stuff on Earth. From building materials and paper to coffee and even water purification, there´s a multitude of manure-based matter in our lives. This unique book is jam-packed with scientific explanations and amazing trivia about human and animal deposits. Did you know, for example, that the global population produces more than a million tonnes of poo every day? Or that an average poo contains 10 trillion bacteria? Or that wars have been fought over guano? All these facts and more are presented, either with jaw-dropping CGI illustrations or eye-popping photography. Additional boxes feature infographics that make information easy to understand. With endlessly interesting information and incredible visuals, It Can´t Be True! Poo is the perfect way to entertain and amuse your friends, family, and yourself. In fact, you´ll never look at poo in the same way again!
Join Peter Allison for hair-raising and hilarious tales of Africa, animals and close escapes, and come through amazed -- but without a scratch. It shouldn´t be fun to be chased by an animal that outweighs you by a factor of seventy, but Peter gets an odd thrill every time an elephant charges his beaten-up jeep or a peckish crocodile looks at him sideways. By now you´d think the bestselling author of Don´t Run, Whatever You Do would know his way around. You´d be wrong. From avoiding territorial hippos and half-starved lions, to dodging landmines and getting lost on the unforgiving savannah, Peter has had his fair share of close calls: like the afternoon he heard monkeys telling him that a leopard was walking around the camp, and then realized the leopard was in his tent, with him in it. Drawing on his experiences in South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique and Namibia, Don´t Look Behind You! is another brilliant book of crazy and charming, endearing and laugh-out-loud-funny safari stories. ´´He writes beautifully and viscerally about the rhythm of bush life. This is an absorbing book: as a reader you can´t help but get caught up in the author´s infectious enthusiasm for Africa´s beauty and its beasts.´´ -- TNT
On Self-Harm, Narcissism, Atonement and the Vulnerable Christ explores St. Augustine of Hippo´s theology of sin, described as various forms of self-loathing and self-destruction, in addition to sin´s antidote, a vulnerable relationship with the crucified Christ. Incorporating recent thinking on self-destruction and self-loathing into his reading of Augustine, David Vincent Meconi explores why we are not only allured by sin, but will actually destroy ourselves to attain it, even when we are all too well aware that this sin will bring us no true, lasting pleasure. Meconi traces the phenomena of self-destruction and self-loathing from Augustine to today. In particular, he focuses in on how self-love can turn to self-harm, and the need to provide salvage for such woundedness by surrendering to Christ, showing how Augustine´s theology of sin and salvation is still crucially applicable in contemporary life and societies.