Reef Smart Guides Bonaire

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The Definitive Guide to Bonaire Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

"With a mapping style and key information presented in a way that really prepares you for each dive site, this book is exactly what divers want." –Ocean Frontiers 

#1 Best Seller in Water Sports & Caribbean

From the authors of the Reef Smart Guide series comes Reef Smart Guides: Bonaire, a unique and essential scuba, snorkel, and surf travel guide for Bonaire diving.

A great Caribbean travel guide. The ultimate travel guide for beach and marine activities in Bonaire. The detailed descriptions and illustrations of beaches, coral reefs, shipwrecks, and other dive spots are ideal for divers, snorkelers, kitesurfers and windsurfers. Make the most of your time on Bonaire island and in the water.

Detailed descriptions and map art. With the help of Reef Smart’s unique 3D-mapping technology, learn all you need to know about the regions' top dive and snorkel sites. These maps provide useful information such as depths, currents, waves, suggested routes, potential hazards, unique structures and species information.

Don’t go diving without it. This indispensable resource helps you plan and execute dives without a hitch. Make sure to pack this guidebook with the rest of your scuba gear when you visit Bonaire island, the shore diving capital of the Caribbean.

In this essential guide you get:

  • The best locations for diving, snorkeling, kitesurfing and windsurfing, and how to access them
  • Detailed 3D maps, graphics and information to help you plan your time in and out of the water
  • Species guide to help you identify and understand the marine creatures you will encounter

If you enjoyed 100 Dives of a Lifetime, Fifty Places to Dive Before You Die, or Dive Atlas of the World, than Reef Smart Guides: Bonaire is the perfect addition to your diving collection! Also don’t miss other Reef Smart Guides for the best diving in Florida: Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach and Palm Beach; Barbados, and Grand Cayman.

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Twin to Twin

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The High-Risk Guide to Twin Pregnancy

"An intimate account, told with flagging and unflagging optimism, Duffy’s story ensures that others need not ride alone through this rollercoaster experience.” —Suzy Becker, Author of One Good Egg

#1 New Release in Pediatric Emergencies

This is a twenty-nine-year-old mother’s harrowing and inspiring adventure through a high-risk twin pregnancy. But this isn’t only a book about pregnancy for twins. It’s also an inspirational story to which all women can relate, especially when confronting any type of adversity.

A crisis when expecting. One minute Crystal was sitting at a candlelight dinner in Paris with her husband. The next she was back home in Houston, sitting in her Ob-Gyn’s office concerned that she was having a second miscarriage. Instead, she found out she was pregnant with twins! Since Crystal and her husband already had a two-year-old daughter, she couldn’t imagine why mothering twins would be all that different. But, after a family vacation at the beach, she finds out that her twins have a life-threatening condition called Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome, which meant that one is transfusing blood (disproportionately) to the other.

A riveting true story. Forced to stay in the hospital to be under direct care, Crystal wondered how she would pass time the next few weeks, away from her husband and daughter. She soon found out as she embarks on an emotional rollercoaster. Twin to Twin is a raw and inspirational story filled with tenderness, vulnerability and humor. It chronicles the wildest, most terrifying and challenging year of Crystal’s life, which is also the most beautiful and eye-opening.

While reading Twin to Twin:

  • Share the experience of a high-risk twin pregnancy
  • Gain valuable insights
  • Be inspired

If you found solace and inspiration in What to Do When You’re Having Two; You Can Two! or When You’re Expecting Twins, Triplets or Quads; then you’ll love Twin to Twin.

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A Pebble for Your Thoughts

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#1 New Release in Rocks & Minerals ─ Kindness Rocks as seen on the Today show

Fans of The Kindness Challenge and the Chicken Soup For The Soul books will love A Pebble for Your Thoughts.

A rock for each kindness. It all started with a single stone on a beach in Cape Cod and now spans the globe. The Kindness Rocks Project, founded by Megan Murphy, is based on the profound truth that one kind message at the right moment can change someone’s day, their outlook, and their whole life. The project has become an international grassroots movement! The messages on these thoughtful pebbles take many forms: gratitude, affirmations, encouragement, offers of hope, all signposts along the way for someone to find at exactly the right time.

Kindness matters. Now more than ever, people are longing for kindness and connection. During these uncertain times, daily news reports focus on disturbing events of terrorism, gun violence, senseless murders and political bickering. We are bombarded with images that evoke fear and hostility. A Pebble for Your Thoughts provides a positive counteraction to all this negativity.

Learn to be kinder to yourself and others. Sometimes, all it takes is just one simple positive message to change your perspective and that is what this book aims to do. Through visual photos of inspirational Kindness rocks, readers can connect the meaning of the rock to their life situations or circumstances. Instructions on how to create your own rock are also included.

What people will learn from this book:

  • How to cultivate compassion and connection
  • How to grow through hard times
  • Affirmations to boost self-esteem and offer hope in hard times
  • How one act of kindness can change a life
  • A completely unique kind of art therapy for healing and helping

The power of kindness in one small pebble

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Reef Smart Guides Florida: Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach and Deerfield Beach

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The Definitive Guide to Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach and Deerfield Beach

"This is what divers want. A mapping style and key information presented in a way that really prepares you for each dive site. I expect this book will be the tool that dive shops give to their new divemasters to learn all of the top dive sites quickly." Ocean Frontiers

#1 New Release in Travel South Atlantic

For  Lonely Planet fans comes a unique and essential scuba, snorkel, and surf travel guide.

A great travel gift. The ultimate guide for beach and marine activities in Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach and Deerfield Beach. The detailed descriptions and illustrations of beaches, coral reefs, shipwrecks, and other dive spots are ideal for divers, snorkelers, kitesurfers and windsurfers. Make the most of your time in the city and in the water.

Detailed descriptions and map art. With the help of Reef Smart’s unique 3D-mapping technology, learn all you need to know about the regions' top dive and snorkel sites. These maps provide useful information such as depths, currents, waves, suggested routes, potential hazards, unique structures and species information.

Don’t go diving without it. This indispensable resource will help you plan and execute dives without a hitch. Make sure to pack this unique guidebook with the rest of your scuba gear.

This guidebook provides:

  • The best locations for diving, snorkeling and surfing, and how to access them
  • Detailed 3D maps, graphics and information to help you plan your time in and out of the water
  • Species guide to help you identify and understand the marine creatures you’ll encounter
  • And much more!

A unique and comprehensive SCUBA diving book. Also look for Reef Smart Guides Florida: Palm BeachReef Smart Guides Barbados; and the best selling Reef Smart Guides Bonaire.

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Answers to Questions You’ve Never Asked

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Trivia Book Filled with Fun Facts and Trivia Questions and Answers

#1 Bestseller in Geography

Answers to Questions You've Never Asked will entertain you for hours.

Fun facts for kids of all ages. When you take the most absurd parts of history, science, economics and geography, you end up with a pretty confusing picture of humanity. Why do we have borders, what’s the furthest you can get from the ocean, how do you qualify as a country and why did Vikings wear those silly helmets? These are just a few of the strange questions that bounce around the head of YouTube sensation Joseph Pisenti, aka RealLifeLore.

Answering the ridiculous. In his channel, Pisenti presents illogical truths in a logical manner. In his debut book, Pisenti builds on this nonsensical humor of the universe with in-depth analysis of empires, economies, and ecosystems as he helps answer the ridiculous. Why, you ask? Because someone has to. Using line drawings, graphs and charts, Pisenti not only details the absurd, but he also provides explanations on why things are…and why they aren’t. Answers to:

  • Where can I move to so that I’m never tempted by McDonalds again?
  • How far into the Pacific does Trump’s wall stretch?
  • If Plato came back to life, what would he think of modern democracy?
  • Why do all empires fail?
  • Who decides what countries are allowed to participate in the Olympics?
  • What makes Finland so great?

Witty, thought-provoking and occasionally snarky, Answers to Questions You’ve Never Asked is for anyone who beams with curiosity and has a belly-button.

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Cannabis Cuisine

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Celebrating and Empowering Black Lives and Black Authors

#1 New Release in Herbs, Spices & Condiments ─ Much More Than Just a Pot Cookbook, Cannabis Cuisine Elevates Marijuana to a Fine Dining Experience

Chef Andrea Drummer is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu and co-owner of Elevation VIP Co-op, a Los Angeles–based company that caters high-end, intimate dinner parties ─ AND, she is a world class marijuana chef.

Cooking with marijuana. In her cookbook, chef and author Andrea Drummer guides home cooks through an adventure of the palette. Chef Drummer is a firm believer that the food always comes first. Cannabis Cuisine is about the art of marijuana as an ingredient. It's more than a cannabis cookbook. Like a fine wine, cannabis is meant to be paired according to its unique profile. With every dish, she looks to the textures, flavors and scents of the bud before masterfully pairing it with ingredients that transcend the dish. The culinary arts and science of responsible dosage are presented in a way that treats cannabis as one of the best ingredients in the world to cook with. Every item she prepares incorporates the flavor profile of the strain that she is using with what is being prepared, thus the cannabis is just as important as any other ingredient.

Filled with recipes, but more than a marijuana cookbook. Cannabis Cuisine elevates marijuana to the highest levels of cuisine. Never before have recipes been presented like this. From the comforts of southern kitchens to the upscale stoves of Michelin star restaurants, each recipe is carefully crafted to elevate both the dish and the cook.

In this book, you'll learn:

  • The basics of pairing buds
  • How to create unique butters and oils to incorporate in every meal
  • Tips for elevating breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • The secret of marijuana as a flavor powerhouse
  • How to properly dose cannabis infused cuisine

If you are a fan of cannabis books such as EdiblesThe 420 GourmetBong Appétit, or Kief Preston's Time-Tested Edibles Cookbook, you will love Andrea Drummer's Cannabis Cuisine.

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Films from the Future

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Analyzing the Future

Hard Science Fiction Films that Predict Future Technology

“As the breakneck advance of technology takes us into a world that is both exciting and menacing, sci-fi films give us an inkling of what is to come, and what we should avoid.” —Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at the SETI Institute, and host of Big Picture Science

#1 Best Seller in Nanotechnology, Computers & Technology, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mechanical Engineering, and Robotics & Automation

Dr. Andrew Maynard, physicist and leading expert on socially responsible development of emerging and converging technologies, examines hard science fiction movies and brings them to life.

Science and technology are radically changing our world. Films from the Future is an essential guide to navigating a future dominated by complex and powerful new technologies. The jump from room-filling processors to pocket-size super computers is just the beginning. Artificial intelligence, gene manipulation, cloning, and inter-planet travel are all ideas that seemed like fairy tales but a few years ago. And now their possibility is very much here. But are we ready to handle these advances? As Maynard explains, “Viewed in the right way―and with a good dose of critical thinking―science fiction movies can help us think about and prepare for the social consequences of technologies we don’t yet have, but that are coming faster than we imagine.”

Dr. Maynard looks at twelve sci-fi movies and takes us on a journey through the worlds of biological and genetic manipulation, human enhancement, cyber technologies, and nanotechnology. Gain a broader understanding of the complex relationship between science and society. The movies include old and new, and the familiar and unfamiliar, providing a unique, entertaining, and ultimately transformative take on the power and responsibilities of emerging technologies.

Read books such as The Book of Why, The Science of Interstellar, or The Future of Humanity? Then you’ll love Films from the Future!

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Habits for Success

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Habits of Successful People

“… wise, proactive principles that if practiced, will greatly enhance the lives of the readers. An excellent work!” ―Sean Covey, author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

#1 New Release in Volunteer Work and 2019 Book Excellence Awards Winner

A practical and motivational book. Habits for Success is the perfect blueprint to help you realize a life of progress, purpose and fulfillment.

Successful habits for an authentic life. Habits for Success was written creatively, consciously and with heart. Using his own growth process, triumphs and hero’s journey, author G. Brian Benson weaves authenticity and vulnerability into his habits, ideas and stories to entertain and inspire you.

Increase your self-awareness and manifest your dreams. Habits for Success is written in laymen’s terms but with an incredible amount of depth, enabling you to reach new levels of understanding and growth. It is a wonderful mix of heart, informative ideas and entertaining journey―a self-help book that doesn’t feel like one. The insights shared and the tools provided are tailored for life-long success.

Learn 46 unique, informative, and life changing habits of successful people, including how to:

  • Have healthier and happier relationships with loved ones and friends
  • Work through fear and step out of a comfort zone
  • Cultivate, grow and own a genuine sense of self-worthiness and love for oneself
  • Live a life of authenticity and true-fulfillment
  • Build a foundation for life long success
  • Strengthen intuitive skills
  • Find and cultivate daily inspiration
  • Maintain life balance for increased creativity and productivity
  • Identify triggers and warning signals when you are out of balance and what to do to counter them

Fans of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The Power of Habit, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project, or The 5 Second Rule will love Habits for Success.

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The Academic Hustle

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#1 New Release in Financial Aid ─ Thrive with this ultimate college book

Readers of Confessions of a Scholarship Winner and the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019 will love The Academic Hustle!

An inspirational graduation gift: The Academic Hustle tells the story of Matthew Pigatt and his transformation from a juvenile delinquent with a 2.1 GPA in high school to a national award-winning researcher, graduating magna cum laude from Morehouse College.

A college planner to help you get it together: Matthew uses his journey of entering college on academic probation and covering all tuition with loans—to securing over $100,000 in scholarships, fellowships, and awards—as a springboard for a detailed, step-by-step guide to academic and career achievement.

Scholarships, Grants, Internships, and Jobs: The Academic Hustle gives a personal accounting of strategies uncovered while conducting research on high-achievers. Through experience and research, Pigatt has refined a system that has been replicated by hundreds of other students to secure millions in funding for their career development.

In this book you’ll learn how to:

  • Develop a plan for your career
  • Find and apply for scholarships
  • Win awards and be recognized
  • Cultivate a network for success
  • Master time and manage money
  • Develop an impressive résumé

This college survival guide is a perfect gift for college students.

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The Execution Essentials

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The Execution Essentials is part of a three book series of books called the Guided 7 Habits. They are easy to read books that quickly and effectively offer supporting quotes and thinking that support and reinforce The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. The Execution Essentials, you will discover a collection of writings that will teach you how to rise to new levels of self-vision. And to define what needs to happen today in order to realize your vision of the future.
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The Leadership Essentials

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The Leadership Essentials is part of a three book series of books called the Guided 7 Habits. They are easy to read books that quickly and effectively offer supporting quotes and thinking that support and reinforce The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. The Leadership Essentials, you will discover a collection of writings that will teach you how to rise to new levels of self-vision. And to define what needs to happen today in order to realize your vision of the future.
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The Management Essentials

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The Management Essentials is part of a three book series of books called the Guided 7 Habits. They are easy to read books that quickly and effectively offer supporting quotes and thinking that support and reinforce The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. The Management Essentials, you will discover a collection of writings that will teach you how to rise to new levels of self-vision. And to define what needs to happen today in order to realize your vision of the future.
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Great Second Acts

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Celebrating Women

Older Women Who Changed the World

"This book is full of fascinating stories of women who rose above, and who had glorious second acts in their lives." ―Advice Sisters

#1 New Release in Biographies & Memoirs, Quotations, and Educators

Discover the empowering stories of older women who changed the world. Their lives are testimony that one can be feisty after fifty―and to those who think otherwise, in the words of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “I dissent.”

A motivational collection of stories about empowering women. Antony said of Cleopatra, “Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale/Her infinite variety.” Shakespeare’s sentiment can be applied to the women profiled in Great Second Acts who refused to be defined by the dates on their birth certificates.

An excellent gift for students, mothers, sisters, and friends. Marlene Wagman-Geller, author of Once Again to Zelda and Behind Every Great Man, presents a fascinating collection of biographical vignettes of dozens of amazing women of a certain age who excelled, inspired, and achieved. Learn how these women changed their respective fields of art, politics, science, mathematics, media, literature, activism, education, and more.

Biographies of leadership and female empowerment. From actresses, yoga teachers, folk artists to businesswomen, prime ministers, monarchs and authors, these group of exceptional women illustrate that women can achieve anything no matter their age. Be motivated by their grit, perseverance, and passion.

Inside find:

  • Biographies of influential women such as Prime Minister Margert Thatcher, chef Julia Child, Mother Teressa, feminist Gloria Steinem, actress Rita Moreno, inventor Ruth Handler, Judge Judy Sheindlin, and many more
  • Empowering quotes from strong women who refused to be kept down
  • Motivational, inspirational, and educational stories of older women

Be sure to read Marlene Wagman-Geller’s bestselling Women of Means, and her popular Women Who Launch, and Unabashed Women.

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The Day of Atonement

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#1 New Release in Middle Eastern Historical Fiction ─ A Heart-Pounding International Thriller with a Shocking Mystery

For fans of Dan Brown’s Inferno and the works of David Baldacci and Daniel Silva, comes a political thriller which will have you guessing until the end.

A race against time: Like an arch with an uncertain keystone, the world trembles around the holiest spot on Earth—the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. It’s a crisis of the near future, and the slightest vibration can bring down devastating world war.

A dangerous adventure in conspiracy and suspense: The tremors start with the Pope’s apparent suicide and the disappearance of the most sacred of artifacts. Thrown unwillingly together, Ari, an Israeli intelligence agent, and Maryse, an Interpol art expert plagued by a violent past, trace the dim outlines of a conspiracy that threatens to bring about the end of everything.

A secret society threatens to ignite war as an age-old mystery unravels: In the days to come, they chase across Europe an unknown enemy who can manipulate genetics, transform lead into gold, and ignite a nuclear explosion with a whisper. And what is the aim of the four enigmatic men who make up the oldest, most secret society in the world—to save it or destroy it? Follow Ari and Maryse as they race toward the golden Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, where they must find the answers by a certain day—The Day of Atonement.

The Day of Atonement is an epic and electrifying thriller that will have readers shocked with its twists and entertained with each adrenaline-packed page.

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The Gift of Crisis

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Celebrating and Empowering Black Lives and Black Authors

Approach Crisis with Self-Love, Assertiveness and Courage

You are not alone: Since the start of the recession, 8.8 million jobs have been lost, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Bridgitte Jackson-Buckley was one of those 8.8 million people who lost their jobs. Between 2007 and 2014, she was also one of 7.3 million homeowners who lost their homes to foreclosure. Some affected by job loss and foreclosure, due to the economic downturn, were able to bounce back relatively emotionally unscathed. Many, however, internalized the outer events as a negative reflection of their personal capacities without taking a deeper look at the crisis as a potential underlying catalyst. In The Gift of Crisis, Bridgitte shows you how to explore crisis as a tool for courageous change, regaining your self-esteem with self-love and self-compassion.

Regain control with assertiveness: Although a personal economic crisis can be viewed as an externally-influenced event that is somehow both beyond your control and within your control, it can also be an opportunity to examine the conscious and sub-conscious conditions that brought the experience into your life. It was through experiences of prolonged financial crisis that Bridgitte realized she subconsciously co-created experiences that felt so bad until the only place she could go was within—exactly where she needed to go. In The Gift of Crisis, you will discover how helpful going within and retaking control can be for you, too.

Find space for spiritual growth: The Gift of Crisis will show how repeated crises can serve as a catalyst to reveal the underlying purpose, and how questions posed during a meditative state can reveal answers in the direction of a higher purpose. For women and men who are sincerely interested in spiritual growth, yet find it difficult to make “mental room” to dedicate to such growth due to personal distractions, this inspirational book will demonstrate the practical manner in which meditation and prayer can assist during any type of crisis as a means of reaching for a calmer, clearer, more courageous and purposeful life.

The Gift of Crisis interposes personal stories and prescriptive ideas amidst ongoing financial destitution to raise your self-esteem, self-compassion and self-love. In reading this book, you will learn how to:

  • Deepen your trust in a Higher Intelligence and in your higher purpose
  • Welcome change and embrace change with courage
  • Focus your attention on the emergence of new possibilities as a result of the crisis

If you liked Brené Brown’s inspirational book The Gifts of Imperfection, you’ll love The Gift of Crisis.

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The Mad Monk Manifesto

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Winner of Both Gold & Silver 2018 Nautilus Book Award and #1 New Release in Taoism and Tao Te Ching

Change Yourself, Change The World

Find answers. It’s easy to get outraged by world events, frustrated by our own personal battles, and disenfranchised from government and leadership. Born of moral indignation, informed by decades of study, and seasoned by a life of devoted self-cultivation, Monk Yun Rou’s Mad Monk Manifesto has answers, personal prescriptions, and calls to social and political action in one powerful book.

Change the world by changing ourselves. Based on ancient Chinese wisdom such as Lao Tzu’s Tao Te ChingMad Monk Manifesto is part tour guide to consciousness, part recipe for personal development, part prescription for environmental salvation, and part handbook for social change.

Wise advice for the awakened life. As ripples move away from a stone dropped into a pond, Mad Monk Manifesto begins with our personal lives, discussing diet, exercise, meditation, and mind/body practice. Then it expands to our public environment, describing what we can do to improve our community, government, and the world. Full of everything from advice for a healthy, conscious lifestyle to actions we can take to enhance the lives of friends, family, coworkers, and community members; Mad Monk Manifesto highlights spirituality and service. In addition, Monk Yun Rou encourages everyone to engage in the nature that surrounds them, showing how environmentalism can take place in daily life.

Mad Monk Manifesto is precisely what the world needs at a time of unprecedented environmental disasters, international instability, and divisive and unreliable leadership. After reading this book, you will learn:

  • How to relax, rectify, and rebalance life
  • How to bolster the community and deepen culture
  • How to effect positive change in commerce, government, power, and the environment

Mad Monk Manifesto is for readers of Alan Watts, Eckhart Tolle, and Change Your Thoughts—Change Your Life by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer.

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Choice

This book is part of a seven stand-alone book series of books called the Portable 7 Habits. They are easy to read books that quickly and effectively offer supporting quotes and thinking that support and reinforce The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. In Choice: Choosing the Proactive Life You Want to Live, you will discover a collection of writings and quotes that support Covey’s Habit 1: Be Proactive. You’ll see how you have the freedom to put space between stimulus and response and you’ll discover your own strength to determine your future by carrying your own weather.
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Coyote Peterson’s Brave Adventures

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Coyote Peterson’s Brave Wilderness. Be Brave… Stay Wild!

#1 in Bookscan’s Juvenile Non-fiction

Exciting animal stories for kids of all ages. This collection of short stories by Coyote Peterson gives you a first-person perspective into some of Coyote’s most harrowing and heartwarming adventures.

Animal Stories for Kids. Coyote Peterson's Brave Adventures: Wild Animals in a Wild World chronicles some of the wildest encounters Coyote Peterson has had over the course of his travels and adventures. The stories begin with his first snapping turtle catch as a kid and lead down a trail of incredible moments he and his camera crew have had while filming their Brave Wilderness shows. From a giant alligator that nearly caught Coyote in its bone crushing jaws, to an 800-pound Grizzly Bear that helped him teach the audience what to do and NOT do if you ever encounter one of these enormous predators in the wild, every tale is laced with fast paced action and daring adventure.

With the presence of danger often looming for Coyote, each story reminds you that animals rule the wild places of this planet, and if we respect them from a safe distance, even the most frightening creatures are likely to be more afraid of us than we should ever be of them.

If you have read other Coyote Peterson books such as Epic Encounters in the Animal Kingdom, Wildlife Adventure, The King of Sting, or The Beast of Bites, you will want to read Coyote’s first book and the one that started it all, Coyote Peterson’s Brave Adventures.

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