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Orinoco By Dan Pollock
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Dan Pollock brings us his latest novel of sweeping action and suspense, set in the exotic, forbidding reaches of the Venezuelan jungle and savannas. According to N.Y. Times best-selling thriller... More > writer Nelson DeMille, Orinoco is "classical escape reading" with "the ingredients of a good old-fashioned adventure story." Events move swiftly--from the board room of a New Orleans multinational to the jungles of Venezuela; from a high-stakes takeover battle waged with stock proxies to a primitive duel with machetes and blowguns in the thunderous shadow of Angel Falls. Orinoco will surprise and delight readers who enjoy thrillers, including action adventure, terrorist thrillers and corporate thrillers.< Less
UP THE ORINOCO.....and other poems By DAVID McGOWAN
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A collection of offbeat poems for children....young and old.
Dewy Dolphin By John-Paul Jacques
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A cute story of a dolphin teaching venezuelan indians how to keep Orinoco river clean
Dewy Dolphin By John-Paul Jacques
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A cute story of a dolphin teaching venezuelan indians how to keep Orinoco river clean
Quick Guide: Robinson Crusoe By College Guide World
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The details of Crusoe's island were probably based on the Caribbean island of Tobago, since that island lies a short distance north of the Venezuelan coast near the mouth of the Orinoco river, in... More > sight of Trinidad. It is also likely that Defoe was inspired by the Latin or English translations of Ibn Tufail's Hayy ibn Yaqdhan, an earlier novel also set on a desert island.< Less
The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe By Daniel Defoe
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The story was perhaps influenced by Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish castaway who lived for four years on the Pacific island called "Más a Tierra" (in 1966 its name was changed to... More > Robinson Crusoe Island), Chile. The details of Crusoe's island were probably based on the Caribbean island of Tobago, since that island lies a short distance north of the Venezuelan coast near the mouth of the Orinoco river, in sight of Trinidad.It is also likely that Defoe was inspired by the Latin or English translations of Ibn Tufail's Hayy ibn Yaqdhan, an earlier novel also set on a desert island.< Less
A Home of Their Own - The Anderson Family in Trinidad & Tobago By Susan J. Anderson
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Trace the roots of the Anderson Family in Trinidad and Tobago through four generations, across three continents and along the branches of an ever expanding family tree. This is the true story of a... More > dynamic, interesting and charming family with their share of big dreams and challenges. Follow the Andersons as their story journeys from the world of prize horseflesh and lucrative livery stables in the heart of 18th century London, to estate life on the island-colony of Trinidad during the Great Depression; into the mayhem of the War Years and the suffering of the German prisoner of war camps and through the heady post war years in the backwater boom towns along the Orinoco River in the interior of Venezuela. Stories, photographs, documents, reports and certificates drawn from many sources and time periods have been gathered and assembled here to create a fascinating Anderson “family album”. Historic realities and attitudes of the day provide context and insight into the family’s rich story.< Less
Black Caribs: Saint Vincent’s Exiled People And The Origin of the Garifuna People By Tomás Alberto Ávila
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The story begins in South America, where people who spoke Arawak-an Amerindian language fashioned a culture based on yuca or cassava farming, hunting and fishing in a dense forest cut by many rivers.... More > By the year 1000 AD some of them had moved up the Orinoco River to the Caribbean Sea and it's islands, where they established a new way of life. Later other people, whom history has called "Caribs", moved into the Caribbean out of the same areas. The Caribs welcomed and protected the Negro refugees, and in time allowed them to marry the Caribs. The Africans then adopted the languages, culture and traditions of the Yellow Island Caribs. The intermarriage brought about a rapid growth of hybrid mixture of African and Yellow Indians Caribs. From this union arose a half-bred race possessing some Caribs and African characteristics to which the name Garifuna or Black Carib was given.< Less
Lair of the Fox By Dan Pollock
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From an acclaimed thriller writer (Duel of Assassins, Orinoco, The Running Boy) comes an action-adventure tale Clive Cussler called “as exciting as you'll want to read.” A terrorist... More > crisis explodes in Istanbul. Fanatical Kurdish freedom fighters have seized a three-masted movie ship right on the Bosphorus. A worldwide media storm ensues. The film's glamorous leading lady contrives to swap herself for the hostages. Authorities are aghast, counter-terrorist forces assemble, and a young American diplomat, insulted by the fiery actress during delicate negotiations, vows to risk everything to become her unlikely rescuer. The N.Y. Times Book Review has called Lair of the Fox “a can't-put-down book.”< Less
Robinson Crusoe By Daniel Defoe
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Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe. Epistolary, confessional, and didactic in form, the book is a fictional autobiography of the title character—a castaway who spends 28 years on a... More > remote tropical island near Trinidad, encountering cannibals, captives, and mutineers before being rescued. The details of Crusoe's island were probably based on the Caribbean island of Tobago, since that island lies a short distance north of the Venezuelan coast near the mouth of the Orinoco river, in sight of Trinidad. It is also likely that Defoe was inspired by the Latin or English translations of Ibn Tufail's Hayy ibn Yaqdhan, an earlier novel also set on a desert island. Although inspired by a real life event, it was the first notable work of literature where the story was independent of mythology, history, legends, or previous literature.< Less