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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
Las Historias Improbables de León Rojo By Joseba Gomez Rebolledo
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Desde la Selva del Orinoco hasta un pequeño pueblo del País Vasco, las aventuras y desventuras de dos jovenes inmaduros, con humor, y mejor o peor suerte, en su periplo por la... More > infatigable tarea de existir y amar.< Less
Las Historias Improbables de León Rojo By Joseba Gomez Rebolledo
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Desde la Selva del Orinoco hasta un pequeño pueblo del País Vasco, las aventuras y desventuras de dos jovenes inmaduros, con humor, y mejor o peor suerte, en su periplo por la... More > infatigable tarea de existir y amar.< Less
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
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
The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe By Daniel Defoe
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The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe that was first published in 1719. Epistolary, confessional, and didactic in form, the book is a fictional autobiography of the... More > title character—a castaway who spends 28 years on a remote tropical island near Trinidad, encountering cannibals, captives, and mutineers before being rescued. The story was perhaps influenced by the life of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish castaway who lived for four years on the Pacific island called "Más a Tierra", 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 possible 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