Jack Nelson

Biography

Jack Nelson was born in upstate New York, raised in California, and lives mostly in the Galápagos Islands since 1967, the same year he hitch-hiked from Panama to California. He was the first guide for scheduled tours in Galápagos. He now is a partner in Scubaiguana.com dive shop in the Galápagos Islands. Jack writes social commentary and legal analysis in Spanish. When in California, he drives a hot rod 1962 Chevy Nova, and writes about that too. His other expensive hobby is fishing.

Books

My Tsunami; Galapagos March 2011
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Ocean life
Jack Nelson lives on the shore of Academy Bay in the Galápagos Islands since 1967, and figured he knew the place until he was surprised by the destructive power of the Tsunami of March 2011.
Mermaids and the Mercenary
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,550. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A mercenary commando’s luck and decency shape his relations with transgenic mermaids, triggering larger events. In 2199, banking is the world government, environmental imperatives limit freedoms, and bio-industry creates half-humans. The transgenics have little more rights than cattle. Yet, it is a love story with a happy ending. Includes links to color illustrations by the author.
Tauromaquia y La Evolucion
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Price: Free! Words: 1,080. Language: Spanish. Published: March 10, 2012. Category: Essay » Sociology
Se exploran aspectos antiguos y futuros de la tauromaquia, sus significados e importancia aparte del espectáculo sangriento mismo.
It Can't Happen Here
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Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2012. Category: Essay » Political
Current events, politics and economics point toward dangerous instability for our Republic. We need to look forward in the world's new conditions, rather than hold on to failed ideas and policies.
Bullfighting and Evolution
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,090. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Evolution
The author explores ancient and future aspects of bullfighting, its meanings and importance aside from the bloody show itself.
Galapagos Pioneers: A Tough Paradise
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » National Parks
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Galapagos Islands forty years ago was still known as World's End. Isolation and limited resources made it a tough place to live and yet a paradise of natural beauty and simple living.
As If Aliens In The Oceans
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Price: Free! Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Ocean life
Real blue-water experience with the cetaceans leads us to know they are more than clever animals, and to question our relations with them.
Highway Dinosaur: A Changed World
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel
The author makes a classic road trip in his 1962 hot rod Chevy, avoiding big highways in favor of the winding narrow roads. But like everything in our changing world, this simple adventure highlights bigger issues,suggesting personal quests should be grasped heedlessly lest they slip away.
Hot Rod Nova Track Day
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
Driving a hot rod involves every aspect of your life. More than a hobby or transportation, it gets into your lifestyle. And so much fun.
Hitch Hiking from Panama
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,920. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
A true story of a precarious trip from the Galapagos Islands to California in 1967. The author was 19 years old. It was a different world then.