How to Train a Wild Elephant

How to Train a Wild Elephant
Author: Jan Chozen Bays
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-07-12
ISBN 10: 9780834827462
ISBN 13: 0834827468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Train a Wild Elephant Book Review:

A growing body of research is showing that mindfulness can reduce stress, improve physical health, and improve one’s overall quality of life. Jan Chozen Bays, MD—physician and Zen teacher—has developed a series of simple practices to help us cultivate mindfulness as we go about our ordinary, daily lives. Exercises include: taking three deep breaths before answering the phone, noticing and adjusting your posture throughout the day, eating mindfully, and leaving no trace of yourself after using the kitchen or bathroom. Each exercise is presented with tips on how to remind yourself and a short life lesson connected with it.

How to Train a Wild Elephant

How to Train a Wild Elephant
Author: Jan Chozen Bays
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781590308172
ISBN 13: 1590308174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Train a Wild Elephant Book Review:

Presents exercises to help cultivate mindfulness, reduce stress, and increase one's quality of life.

Mindfulness on the Go

Mindfulness on the Go
Author: Jan Chozen Bays
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2017-08-01
ISBN 10: 0834841029
ISBN 13: 9780834841024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindfulness on the Go Book Review:

A pocket-sized collection of 25 easy mindfulness practices you can do anytime, anywhere—from the author of Mindful Eating Mindfulness can reduce stress, improve physical health and quality of life, and give you deep insight. Meditation practice is one way to do it, but not the only way. In fact, there are easy ways to fit it into your everyday life. Jan Chozen Bays provides here 25 practices that can be used on the go to cultivate mindfulness. The three-breath practice, the mindfulness of entering rooms, offering compliments, tasting your food one careful bite at a time—these deceptively simple practices can have a cumulative effect for the better. Use them to cultivate the gratitude and insight that come from paying attention with body, heart, and mind to life’s many small moments. This book is an abridgment of Bays' longer collection How to Train a Wild Elephant: And Other Adventures in Mindfulness. Mindfulness on the Go is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.

Fully Present

Fully Present
Author: Susan L. Smalley,Diana Winston
Publsiher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-07-13
ISBN 10: 0738214221
ISBN 13: 9780738214221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fully Present Book Review:

Mindfulness—the art of paying attention with an open and curious mind to present-moment experiences—has attracted ever-growing interest and tens of thousands of practitioners, who have come to the discipline from both within and outside the Buddhist tradition. In Fully Present, leading mindfulness researchers and educators Dr. Sue Smalley and Diana Winston provide an all-in-one guide for anyone interested in bringing mindfulness to daily life as a means of enhancing well-being. Fully Present provides both a scientific explanation for how mindfulness positively and powerfully affects the brain and the body as well as practical guidance to develop both a practice and mindfulness in daily living, not only through meditation but also during daily experiences, such as waiting in line at the supermarket, exercising, or facing difficult news.

The Elephant Whisperer

The Elephant Whisperer
Author: Lawrence Anthony,Graham Spence
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-11-10
ISBN 10: 9781429986458
ISBN 13: 142998645X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Elephant Whisperer Book Review:

When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom. The Elephant Whisperer is a heartwarming, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad account of Anthony's experiences with these huge yet sympathetic creatures. Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, it is a delightful book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.

Modoc

Modoc
Author: Ralph Helfer
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 9780061748288
ISBN 13: 0061748285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modoc Book Review:

Spanning several decades and three continents, Modoc is one of the most amazing true animal stories ever told. Raised together in a small German circus town, a boy and an elephant formed a bond that would last their entire lives, and would be tested time and again; through a near-fatal shipwreck in the Indian Ocean, an apprenticeship with the legendary Mahout elephant trainers in the Indian teak forests, and their eventual rise to circus stardom in 1940s New York City. Modoc is a captivating true story of loyalty, friendship, and high adventure, to be treasured by animal lovers everywhere.

Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating
Author: Jan Chozen Bays
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2017-11-21
ISBN 10: 0834841142
ISBN 13: 9780834841147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindful Eating Book Review:

Turn food from foe to friend with this bestselling guide to developing healthy eating habits through mindfulness—from a Zen teacher Food. It should be one of life’s great pleasures, yet many of us have such a conflicted relationship with it that we miss out on that most basic of satisfactions. But it is possible—and not really all that difficult—to reclaim the joy of eating, according to Dr. Jan Bays. Mindfulness is the key. Her approach involves bringing one's full attention to the process of eating—to all the tastes, smells, thoughts, and feelings that arise during a meal. She shows you how to: · Tune into your body’s own wisdom about what, when, and how much to eat · Eat less while feeling fully satisfied · Identify your habits and patterns with food · Develop a more compassionate attitude toward your struggles with eating · Discover what you’re really hungry for Whether you are overweight, suffer from an eating disorder, or just want to get more out of life, this book offers a simple tool that can transform your relationship with food into one of ease and delight. This new edition, updated throughout, contains a new chapter on how to provide children with a foundation in mindful eating that will serve them well all the rest of their lives. It also includes a link to a 75-minute on-line audio program of mindful eating exercises led by the author.

A Million Shades of Grey

A Million Shades of Grey
Author: Cynthia Kadohata
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-12-11
ISBN 10: 1471105903
ISBN 13: 9781471105906
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Million Shades of Grey Book Review:

Ever since Tin can remember he's wanted to be an elephant trainer. At twelve years old, he's the youngest - and in his eyes the best - elephant handler in his village. Tin can think of nothing he'd rather do that spend all day with his elephant, Lady, looking after her and playing together. But Tin's peaceful, idyllic life is changed dramatically when the Viet Cong attack his village and he finds himself held hostage by the terrifying soldiers who don't care if he lives or dies. Can Tin find the courage to escape from his captors and save not only his own life, but his precious elephants too?

Hills Like White Elephants

Hills Like White Elephants
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Publsiher: HarperCollins Canada
Total Pages: 25
Release: 2013-01-29
ISBN 10: 1443423270
ISBN 13: 9781443423274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hills Like White Elephants Book Review:

A man and his girlfriend wait for a train to Madrid at station in rural Spain, the almost casual nature of their conversation evading the true emotional depth of what’s happening between the two of them. “Hills Like White Elephants” is considered to be among Ernest Hemingway’s best short fiction, showcasing the author’s powerful ability to strip writing down to its bare bones and allow the reader’s imagination to fill in the subtext. One of America’s foremost journalists and authors, Ernest Hemingway as also a master of the short story genre, penning more than fifty short stories during his career, many of which featured one of his most popular prose characters, Nick Adams. The most popular of Hemingway’s short stories include “Hills Like White Elephants,” “Indian Camp,” “The Big Two-Hearted River,” and “The Snows of Kilimanjaro.” HarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperCollins short-stories collection to build your digital library.

The Vow Powered Life

The Vow Powered Life
Author: Jan Chozen Bays
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-01-19
ISBN 10: 0834803119
ISBN 13: 9780834803114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vow Powered Life Book Review:

A vow is like a GPS system for your life. When taken on mindfully it can be a source of surprising wisdom and powerful energy, enabling you to accomplish things you never dreamed possible. It can have profound effects even beyond the original intention—and it can even live on after you’re gone. A vow can be as small as the aspiration to smile at someone at least once every day, or it can be as big as marriage; it can be as personal as deciding to be mindful whenever you pick up the phone, or it can be as universal as a commitment to save all sentient beings. But whatever its inspiration, when it’s done with conscious intention a vow becomes a conduit for the energy of your life. In this guide to the vow-directed life, Jan Chozen Bays provides a wealth of practical exercises to use for formulating and implementing vows of your own and for using them to navigate your life with honesty and compassion.

The Elephant s Girl

The Elephant s Girl
Author: Celesta Rimington
Publsiher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-05-19
ISBN 10: 0593121244
ISBN 13: 9780593121245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Elephant s Girl Book Review:

A magical adventure about a girl with a mysterious connection with the elephant who saved her life, for fans of Katherine Applegate and Jennifer Holm. An elephant never forgets, but Lexington Willow can't remember what happened before a tornado swept her away when she was a toddler. All she knows is that it landed her near an enclosure in a Nebraska zoo; and there an elephant named Nyah protected her from the storm. With no trace of her birth family, Lex grew up at the zoo with Nyah and her elephant family; her foster father, Roger; her best friend, Fisher; and the wind whispering in her ear. Now that she's twelve, Lex is finally old enough to help with the elephants. But during their first training session, Nyah sends her a telepathic image of the woods outside the zoo. Despite the wind's protests, Lex decides to investigate Nyah's message and gets wrapped up in an adventure involving ghosts, lost treasure, and a puzzle that might be the key to finding her family. As she hunts for answers, Lex must summon the courage to leave the secure borders of her zoo to discover who she really is--and why the tornado brought her here all those years ago.

To Catch an Elephant

To Catch an Elephant
Author: Vanessa Westgate
Publsiher: Clavis
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2019-06-15
ISBN 10: 9781605374536
ISBN 13: 1605374539
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Catch an Elephant Book Review:

Laugh out loud - and learn! "If you want to catch an elephant, first you must find out where elephants live . . ." So begins this tale of a boy and his quest for a pet elephant. But maybe catching an elephant isn't as simple as it sounds . . . A delightful and compassionate story for elephant lovers ages 4 years and up.

Water For Elephants

Water For Elephants
Author: Sara Gruen
Publsiher: HarperCollins Canada
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-12-14
ISBN 10: 1443406430
ISBN 13: 9781443406437
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water For Elephants Book Review:

The runaway international bestseller and beloved fiction classic Orphaned and penniless at the height of the Depression, Jacob Jankowski escapes everything he knows by jumping on a passing train—and inadvertently runs away with the circus. So begins Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen’s darkly beautiful tale about the characters who inhabit the less-than-greatest show on earth. Jacob finds a place tending the circus animals, including a seemingly untrainable elephant named Rosie. He also comes to know Marlena, the star of the equestrian act—and wife of August, a charismatic but cruel animal trainer. Caught between his love for Marlena and his need to belong in the crazy family of travelling performers, Jacob is freed only by a murderous secret that will bring the big top down. Water for Elephants is an enchanting page-turner, the kind of book that creates a world that engulfs you from the first page to the last.

The Lion and the Elephant

The Lion and the Elephant
Author: Charles John Andersson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 386
Release: 1873
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: BSB:BSB11164711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lion and the Elephant Book Review:

The habits of the lion and the elephant, with anecdotes of their pursuit, mainly in South Africa.

The Elephant Vanishes

The Elephant Vanishes
Author: Haruki Murakami
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-08-11
ISBN 10: 0307762734
ISBN 13: 9780307762733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Elephant Vanishes Book Review:

In the tales that make up The Elephant Vanishes, the imaginative genius that has made Haruki Murakami an international superstar is on full display. In these stories, a man sees his favorite elephant vanish into thin air; a newlywed couple suffers attacks of hunger that drive them to hold up a McDonald’s in the middle of the night; and a young woman discovers that she has become irresistible to a little green monster who burrows up through her backyard. By turns haunting and hilarious, in The Elephant Vanishes Murakami crosses the border between separate realities—and comes back bearing remarkable treasures. Includes the story "Barn Burning," which is the basis for the major motion picture Burning.

Zookeeping

Zookeeping
Author: Mark D. Irwin,John B. Stoner,Aaron M. Cobaugh
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2013-12-09
ISBN 10: 0226925323
ISBN 13: 9780226925325
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zookeeping Book Review:

As species extinction, environmental protection, animal rights, and workplace safety issues come to the fore, zoos and aquariums need keepers who have the technical expertise and scientific knowledge to keep animals healthy, educate the public, and create regional, national, and global conservation and management communities. This textbook offers a comprehensive and practical overview of the profession geared toward new animal keepers and anyone who needs a foundational account of the topics most important to the day-to-day care of zoo and aquarium animals. The three editors, all experienced in zoo animal care and management, have put together a cohesive and broad-ranging book that tackles each of its subjects carefully and thoroughly. The contributions cover professional zookeeping, evolution of zoos, workplace safety, animal management, taxon-specific animal husbandry, animal behavior, veterinary care, public education and outreach, and conservation science. Using the newest techniques and research gathered from around the world, Zookeeping is a progressive textbook that seeks to promote consistency and the highest standards within global zoo and aquarium operations.

Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi

Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi
Author: Brian Leaf
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2012-10-19
ISBN 10: 1608681378
ISBN 13: 9781608681372
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi Book Review:

As a college freshman business major suffering from a variety of anxiety-related maladies, Brian Leaf stumbled into an elective: yoga. It was 1989. All his classmates were female. And men did not yet generally “cry, hug, or do yoga.” But yoga soothed and calmed Leaf as nothing else had. As his hilarious and wise tale shows, Leaf embarked on a quest for health and happiness — visiting yoga studios around the country and consulting Ayurvedic physicians, swamis, and even (accidentally) a prostitute. Twenty-one years later, he teaches yoga and meditation and is the beloved founder of a holistic tutoring center that helps students whose ailments he once shared.

The Elephant Whisperer Young Readers Adaptation

The Elephant Whisperer  Young Readers Adaptation
Author: Lawrence Anthony,Graham Spence
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-10-24
ISBN 10: 1627793100
ISBN 13: 9781627793100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Elephant Whisperer Young Readers Adaptation Book Review:

When Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a rogue herd of elephants in his reserve in South Africa, it was the last chance for these elephants. If Anthony didn’t take them, they would be shot. But he had no experience with elephants at all. What was he to do? Take them on, of course! What follows is an exciting and heartwarming series of adventures, in which Anthony learns about elephants and becomes part of their family. Full of both triumph and tragedy, The Elephant Whisperer, is a fascinating and unforgettable account of living with the majestic elephant.

Giants of the Monsoon Forest Living and Working with Elephants

Giants of the Monsoon Forest  Living and Working with Elephants
Author: Jacob Shell
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-06-11
ISBN 10: 0393247775
ISBN 13: 9780393247770
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Giants of the Monsoon Forest Living and Working with Elephants Book Review:

“No one who loves elephants or how humans interact with wildlife should pass up Jacob Shell’s remarkable book.” —Dan Flores, author of Coyote America Giants of the Monsoon Forest journeys deep into the mountainous rainforests of Burma and India to explore the world of teak logging elephants and their intriguing alliance with humans. Jacob Shell’s narrative vividly depicts elephants’ extraordinary intelligence, and the complicated bond with individual human riders, a partnership that can last for decades. Giants of the Monsoon Forest reveals an unexpected relationship between evolution in the natural world and political struggles in the human one, while considering how Asia’s secret forest culture might offer a way to help protect the fragile spaces both elephants and humans need to survive.

What Elephants Know

What Elephants Know
Author: Eric Dinerstein
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-05-04
ISBN 10: 1484748700
ISBN 13: 9781484748701
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Elephants Know Book Review:

Abandoned in the jungle of the Nepalese Borderlands, two-year-old Nandu is found living under the protective watch of a pack of wild dogs. From his mysterious beginnings, fate delivers him to the King's elephant stable, where he is raised by unlikely parents-the wise head of the stable, Subba-sahib, and Devi Kali, a fierce and affectionate female elephant. When the king's government threatens to close the stable, Nandu, now twelve, searches for a way to save his family and community. A risky plan could be the answer. But to succeed, they'll need a great tusker. The future is in Nandu's hands as he sets out to find a bull elephant and bring him back to the Borderlands. In simple poetic prose, author Eric Dinerstein brings to life Nepal's breathtaking jungle wildlife and rural culture, as seen through the eyes of a young outcast, struggling to find his place in the world.