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Another Fool's Paradise
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 178,460. Language: Australian English. Published: November 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Dreams of adventure become reality when, in 1961, nineteen-year-old Roger J Burke gets a job in New Guinea as a Cadet Patrol Officer. Come with Roger as he tackles the clash of cultures; the harshness and humor of colonial administration; patrolling in country; earthquakes, tropical diseases, and other nasties; investigating murders and suicides; and just missing death by a spear in the gut....
The Amazing Echidna: Puggles in Pouches: Educational Version
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Animals. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
Echidnas are animals that have spiny hairs all over their body. This makes them look like a hedgehog or a porcupine. Echidnas are also covered in fur. Depending on where they live, some are furrier than others. They can vary in color from very light brown to red-brown and right through to black. Did you know the spines are really hairs? They are just very large and strong hairs Has CCSS activitie
The U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II: Weapon of Denial - Air Power and the Battle for New Guinea, Japanese Onslaught, Coral Sea through Milne Bay, Air Power and the Supply War
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,540. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Gen. Douglas MacArthur, commander of Pacific forces in World War II, viewed the Battle of the Bismarck Sea as a disaster for the Japanese and a triumph for the Allies. In that great air-sea confrontation, U.S. and Australian air forces proved that air power could be decisive in preventing the resupply of ground troops by sea.
McAlister's Way
Series: The McAlister Line. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,060. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013 by Abela Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Coming of age
By his fifteenth birthday, Danny McAlister in on the run. He has escaped from a draconian boarding school after seriously injuring the principal. His flight takes him through Northern Queensland to the New Guinea Highlands where he searches for his father, lost while fighting the Japanese on the Kokoda Track.
Twins Sail Into Adventure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,040. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates
Twins, Nia and Ngaire along with their dog “Lik-lik” sail from their New Guinea home to explore an island and the reefs around it. Little do they know that they will be sailing straight into a host of dangers, shipwreck, komodo dragons, giant squid, and most deadly of all, criminals with guns who are determined to keep their secret at all cost. An exciting read for children age 8 to 13.
The Amazing Echidna: Puggles In Pouches
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Animals. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Readers / Chapter Books
Echidnas have spiny hairs all over their body. This makes them look like a porcupine. Echidnas are also covered in fur. Depending on where they live, some are furrier than others. They can vary in color from very light brown to red-brown and right through to black. Did you know that the spines are really hairs? They are just very large and strong hairs. Find out more about the amazing echidna!
Feathers: A Comedic Ornithological Melodrama
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,500. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Animals
A retired professor revisits the Pacific to update his famous book on island birds, but in a comedy of errors he inadvertently foils a revolution--and also finds romance. Great fun!
Journey to the Golden Hour—My Path to the Most Dangerous Job in America: Flying a Medical Helicopter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,400. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Journey to the Golden Hour is the sequel to Randy Mains’ highly successful second book Dear Mom I’m Alive. It follows his incredible journey to Australia, New Guinea, Iran, and back home again where he and six other dedicated ex-Vietnam helicopter pilots try to prove to a doubting public and skeptical medical community that the helicopter can save lives in peacetime just as it did in Vietnam.
When John Frum Came - A Novel of South Pacific Cargo Cults
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 110,860. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
Pacific Islanders were plantation slaves to the Brits before WWII. Mythic John Frum urged natives to “go back to custom,” earning a price on his head. A Boston missionary and a cargo cult shaman awaiting ships full of food meet on Christ’s Despair Island and experience the culture clash with ironic humor and action adventures involving the Japanese, US Navy, and cannibal headhunters.
Of Lion Paw and Tiger Jaw
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,070. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Humans may not be the only animals who crave freedom. In these stories, we enter the minds of thirteen wild creatures and the people interacting with them. No anthropomorphizing here--these beasts may be sentient, but they do not think like us. Whether we encounter an eagle nervous about an approaching photographer or a tiger aching to kill a deer, we step through these pages into an alien world.