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Still a Pygmy

Author: Isaac Bacirongo
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"The shortness of a mini-eggplant is its mature size. BaTembo Pygmy proverb" How did a Pygmy from Congo end up living in Sydney, Australia? Growing up as a hunter-gatherer in the forests of Congo, where Pygmies were considered inferior to all other Africans and fit only for slave labor and witchcraft rituals, Isaac Bacirongo never dreamed he would end up living in Australia. He also never imagined that he would get a high school education, fall in love with a "town girl," start a prosperous business, and even own his own car unheard of for a Pygmy. Centuries of oppression taught members of Isaac s tribe to hide their identity to escape persecution, but Isaac decided to make a stand and helped established the first indigenous rights organization for Pygmies in Congo. He broke with tradition again by marrying a "town" girl, despite his mother who, complaining that she wouldn t be catch fish or collect firewood, engaged a witchdoctor to kill her. When the tensions of Rwanda s civil war spilled over into Congo, Isaac s family fled the invading army, but a brutal occupation force eventually took control of the east and threw Isaac into prison for his human rights activism. After bribing his way out of jail, Isaac escaped Congo to reunite with his wife and 10 children in Kenya. He got work as an interpreter on an investigation into corruption in the UN, only to be threatened again by his involvement in the case and by spies working for Congolese rebel forces. With no future in Kenya and unable to return home, Isaac applied for and eventually received a humanitarian visa to Australia. The family settled as refugees in Fairfield, Sydney, where they continue the struggle to build a new life for themselves. Despite all his hardships, Isaac s observant intelligence, humor, and compassion shine through in this story of war, witchcraft, prejudice, love, and courage. This is the inspiring and true story of one man s transformation from hunter-gatherer to prosperous businessman to Australian resident, and advocate for the rights of his people s identity. It is the first memoir by a Pygmy author ever published."


A Field Guide to Rocky Mountain and Southwest Forests

Author: John C. Kricher
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Describes the different kinds of forests found in the southwestern United States and identifies and describes the plants and animals found in each habitat


Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History

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Primate Conservation

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The Mbuti Pygmies

Author: Colin M. Turnbull
Publisher: New York : American Museum of Natural History
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The Forest People

Author: Colin Turnbull
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An anthropologist describes his observations during three years among the BaMbuti Pygmies


Pygmy

Author: Chuck Palahniuk
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A gang of adolescent terrorists, a spelling bee, and a terrible plan masquerading as a science project: This is Operation Havoc. Pygmy is one of a handful of young adults from a totalitarian state sent to the US disguised as exchange students. Living with American families to blend in, they are planning an unspecified act of massive terrorism that will bring this big dumb country and its fat dumb inhabitants to their knees. Palahniuk depicts Midwestern life through the eyes of this indoctrinated little killer in a cunning double-edged satire of American xenophobia.


Pigs Peccaries and Hippos

Author: William L. R. Oliver
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West of the Sun

Author: Edgar Pangborn
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Several light-years west of the Earth's Sun lay the planet, Lucifer, circling a sun of its own, circled by its own two moons. The five specially selected and trained passengers of the "Argo" found much on Lucifer to remind them of the Earth they had left eleven years before. The air was invigorating, the vegetation lush, and there were people - a race of friendly white giants and a swarming population of wary pygmy tribes. The Earth pioneers soon faced the problem of survival on the red-green planet, and also the founding of a democratic civilization among the strife-torn pygmies. However, they were soon entwined in a brutal war between opposing pygmy forces. On the outcome of this war hinged the very fate of the new way of life on Lucifer...


NATO Towards the Challenges of a Contemporary World 2013

Author: Robert Czulda
Publisher: Instytut Badań nad Stosunkami Międzynarodowymi w Warszawie (International Relations Research Institute in Warsaw)
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A wide range of contemporary challenges and threats, and their volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity make it necessary to develop a new, flexible and integrated holistic approach. The modern world requires NATO to build institutional partnerships with a range of actors. This applies not only to the other major international organizations, such as the United Nations and the European Union, but also to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as well as the private sector, for example the energy and IT sectors. All these players must become partners in the attempt to cope with multi-dimensional security-related problems. Given the vast differences in their goals, mandates, methods and philosophy of action, building trusting and effective relationships between them will be an arduous process. Nevertheless, as the biggest political and military organization in the world, NATO cannot avoid contemporary challenges if it does not want to “go out of business”.