On June 2, 1977, forty-one high school athletes set sail on a week-long camping excursion down the Black Warrior River to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and begin an amazing fortune-filled adventure that will change their lives forever. In Double Springs, Alabama, it has been a long-held tradition for the future senior class to take a memorable summer trip. When Roland, Randy, and their junior class peers embark on the maiden voyage of their handmade boat, they have no idea they are about to stumble upon a treasure lost during the Civil War by Henry DeBars, an ingenious man who carved his wealth out of the wilderness with the assistance of friendly Native Americans. When a stroke of luck causes the river to expose its hidden treasure to the high school students, their newfound gold and silver riches begin to reveal the worst in some. After the locals get wind that the treasure has been found, danger, kidnapping, and murder surround the students who have no idea of the incredible history behind what they've unearthed. With their young, innocent lives suddenly in peril, one fact is certain-no one in the graduating class of 1978 will ever forget this adventure.
This is the first comprehensive field guide to the mammals of Central America, one of the most diverse and species-rich regions in the world. Generously illustrated with 48 full-color plates and many drawings, the book is designed for use both by amateur naturalists and professional biologists. The guide provides accounts for all mammals native to the land and surrounding waters of Central America and southeast Mexico. Detailed accounts include complete descriptions, measurements, range maps, and comparisons with similar species. The entire distribution, habitat, endangered status, and behaviors are also described, with sources of scientific references. For travelers to the region, a guide to the major parks and preserves is provided, with lists of the animals likely to found in each.
An insightful and encouraging study of six Bible passages focusing on the Ridiculous love of God. The greatest real life example of that love was Jesus Christ, and this study challenges the reader to live like Christ, in a love-starved world.
Mammals of Mexico is the first reference book in English on the more than 500 types of mammal species found in the diverse Mexican habitats, which range from the Sonoran Desert to the Chiapas cloud forests. The authoritative species accounts are written by a Who’s Who of experts compiled by famed mammalogist and conservationist Gerardo Ceballos. Ten years in the making, Mammals of Mexico covers everything from obscure rodents to whales, bats, primates, and wolves. It is thoroughly illustrated with color photographs and meticulous artistic renderings, as well as range maps for each species. Introductory chapters discuss biogeography, conservation, and evolution. The final section of the book illustrates the skulls, jaws, and tracks of Mexico’s mammals. This unparalleled collection of scientific information on, and photographs of, Mexican wildlife belongs on the shelf of every mammalogist, in public and academic libraries, and in the hands of anyone curious about Mexico and its wildlife.
The second largest order of mammals, Chiroptera comprises more than one thousand species of bats. Because of their mobility, bats are often the only native mammals on isolated oceanic islands, where more than half of all bat species live. These island bats represent an evolutionarily distinctive and ecologically significant part of the earth’s biological diversity. Island Bats is the first book to focus solely on the evolution, ecology, and conservation of bats living in the world’s island ecosystems. Among other topics, the contributors to this volume examine how the earth’s history has affected the evolution of island bats, investigate how bat populations are affected by volcanic eruptions and hurricanes, and explore the threat of extinction from human disturbance. Geographically diverse, the volume includes studies of the islands of the Caribbean, the Western Indian Ocean, Micronesia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and New Zealand. With its wealth of information from long-term studies, Island Bats provides timely and valuable information about how this fauna has evolved and how it can be conserved.
Letting the Text Win is intentionally designed to help the new and inexperienced preacher capture a methodology in sermon-making, as well as discover a theology of preaching that can be built on for a lifetime. Veteran preachers will also discover an encouraging reminder of the size and scope of this great undertaking. Letting the Text Win will be a refresher course for all who proclaim the Word of God.
Radiological Monitoring of the Environment documents the proceedings of a symposium organized by The Central Electricity Generating Board in association with The Joint Health Physics Committee, held at Berkeley, Gloucestershire, on 3-4 October 1963. Environmental monitoring in its different aspects is of interest to most health physicists, and in particular to those of the Generating Board in relation to nuclear power stations and nuclear laboratories. The symposium served the dual purpose of disseminating information on a subject of importance, and fulfilling one of the objectives of the Joint Health Physics Committee by bringing together people working in various fields. This volume is div...