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Echoes from the Oasis

Beau-Vallon Publishing, 2014

In early 1900 on the island of Mahe in the Seychelles, women were confined to specific roles and expectations, and custom and traditions prevailed with reverence. But, 16 year old Anna, being passionate, nature-loving and rebellious, wanted more out of life. She had different desires and bigger dreams... The book tells the emotional and dramatic story of Anna’s younger years. Forbidden love brought joy and meaning to her life, but it was ...


Vanilla: Travels in Search of the Ice Cream Orchid
Tim Ecott

Grove Press, 2005

From Papantla in Mexico-"the city that perfumed the world"-to the Indian Ocean islands, Vanilla traces the story of the vanilla plant and its secretive trade. From the golden cups of Aztec emperors to the ice-cream dishes of U.S. presidents, Vanilla has mystified and tantalized man for centuries. The only orchid that produces an agriculturally valuable crop, vanilla can mask unpleasant tastes and smells, but also makes pleasant tastes stronger, ...


Fly Fishing for Bonefish, New and Revised
Dick Brown

Lyons Press, 2008

Chasing the lightning-fast bonefish across the south Pacific, Florida, and the Caribbean is for many anglers a near obsession, and this is the handbook to such fly-fishing adventure. Author Dick Brown, a widely experienced bonefisher and fly tyer who writes for several angling journals, offers keen advice for successful bonefishing – both his insights and those of other experts such as Lefty Kreh, Ben Estes, and Stu Apte. Brown and his cohorts ...


Malachite Lion: A Travel Adventure in Kenya
Richard Modlin

AuthorHouse, 2002

Libraries are full of travel books on Africa, but Malachite Lion is a narrative of an unplanned adventure, a modern odyssey that recounts the mysteries and paradoxes of East Africa. The book describes a journey through the crowded, bustling streets of Nairobi, into the wilds of Masai Mara and Amboseli, to ancient, mystifying Mombasa, electrifying Malindi and the sensuous Seychelles. Much of our experience with today's East Africa is limited by ...


Contact Wounds: A War Surgeon's Education
Jonathan Kaplan

Grove Press, 2006

Surgery is the crude art of cutting people open, yet it is also a symphony of delicate manipulation and subtle chords. So says Jonathan Kaplan in his stunning book Contact Wounds , an electrifying account of a doctor’s education in the classroom, in life, and on the battlefield. Inspired by his father, a military surgeon in World War II and Israel’s nascent fight for statehood, Kaplan became a doctor and was appointed to a post at a ...


Lonely Planet Mauritius, Reunion & Seychelles (3rd ed)
Sarina Singh, Deanna Swaney, ...

Lonely Planet, 1998

Searching for a tropical island paradise, rich in culture, unashamedly friendly and proudly unique? Mauritius, Reunion and Seychelles have it all. Whether you want to laze on a secluded beach, trek through cirques and volcanoes or snorkel in a peaceful lagoon, this guidebook points the way. Essential for independent travellers on any budget, it features:


By Lyn Mair Seychelles: The Bradt Travel Guide (1st First Edition) [Paperback]
Lyn Mair

Bradt Travel Guides, 2001


Seychelles: Garden Of Eden In The Indian Ocean (Odyssey Guides)
Sarah Carpin

Odyssey Pubns, 2005

- Sixth edition - Written with a special appreciation of Seychellois history and culture - Green Seychelles: ecotourism and natural history - Literary excerpts and sidebars illuminate the local culture - Best beaches, diving and water-sports on outer island resorts - Tips for "barefoot luxury" honeymoons - The best mountain walks - Practical advice on the best food and hotels - 109 color photographs - 8 clear and detailed maps


JUST MATATA - Sin, Saints and Settlers (The Matata Trilogy Book 1)

Matata Books, 2011

'Matata' means trouble in Swahili, as Chico discovers in 1928, after jumping ship on a journey from India to Africa. With some skills and much sweat, he navigates the channels open to him under the segregated colonial structure of Kenya, while doing all to keep his heritage alive, and dreaming only of retirement to his beloved Goa. Enter son Lando, two decades later, and all plans are on hold. Just Matata, narrated by Lando, brings to life ...


A Sheltered Life: The Unexpected History of the Giant Tortoise
Paul Chambers

Oxford University Press, 2005

For millennia the mighty giant tortoises lived in isolation on remote oceanic islands such as the Galapagos, Seychelles and Mauritius. Then in the sixteenth century sailors discovered that they were good to eat, and their strategic location led to a wholesale plunder of their population by passing ships. Later, many Victorian scientists became fascinated with these creatures, directly inspiring the first understanding of ecology and ...


Paradise Found, 2012

Victoria Montcherry escapes her birthplace in the remote Seychelles Islands to become a woman of the world, only to return to reconcile her past and begin a new life with a man whose secrets can undermine her quest. Together, they realize that no man or woman is an island and that they need each other in order to begin life anew.


Civilisation Progressive De La Francophonie: Avec 500 Activites (French Edition)
Jacson Njike

Cle Intl, 2003

La Civilisation progressive de la francophonie est un ouvrage destiné aux étudiants de niveau intermédiaire en français. Dans l'esprit de la collection et en quatre couleurs, cet ouvrage présente, décrit et explique la civilisation francophone sous une forme pratique et illustrée (documents authentiques, photos, cartes, dessins). L'information riche et détaillée est classée par zones géographiques : Afrique de l'Ouest : Bénin, ...


Lonely Planet Mauritius Reunion & Seychelles (Travel Guide), ...

Lonely Planet, 2013

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Mauritius, Reunion & Seychelles is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Dive off the coast of Mauritius, get a sweat up hiking through the dramatic mountains of Reunion, or laze on idyllic beach in the Seychelles; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of ...



Arun Books, Orewa, New Zealand, 2012

Sam Hewitt, from New Zealand, is living in Tanzania, in the 1980s. He is an adviser on a cattle ranch in a district which has very little wealth. His job is to help where he can. He lives in two worlds – that of an expatriate with money, and that of a local person with no money, because in a land where there is nothing to buy, money is of little worth. When a young Tanzanian graduate called Merianne (Maryanne) comes into his life his ...


Islands in the sun, 2012

Stories of our holidays in the Indian Ocean Islands of Nosy Be (Madagascar), Zanzibar, Seychelles and Mauritius. So if you are looking for somewhere interesting, totally different and relaxing to visit, these islands may be for you, If you have never been to any other these islands I am sure you will find useful information which will help plan your holiday.


The Postage Stamps of the Seychelles.
B. W. H. Poole

J&H Books, 2010

The Postage Stamps Of The Seychelles. by B. W. H. Poole (1906) Contents: Introduction; The Two Dies; The First Issue; The 1893 Provisionals; The Regular Issue Of 1893; the 1896 Provisionals; The 1897 Issue; The 1900 Issue; The 1901 Provisionals; The 1902 Provisionals; The King's Head Stamps; The 1903 Provisionals; The Multiple Watermark Issue; Appendix - Numbers Of Provisionals; Appendix - Index To Illustrations. Illustrated with photographs ...


Baedeker's Seychelles
Eckard Supp

Baedekers Guides, 1992


Blackjack: A Wall Street Tale, 2010

For Aaron Simmons and Connor Hennessey, working with Silicon Valley superstars and golden boys Ric Mantilla and Carl Retten at tech high-flyer dComm Systems is the American dream. But Simmons and Hennessey and the rest of dComm's employees don’t know that dComm isn’t what it seems to be. In effect, the company is a ransom -- a trade made by Mantilla and Retten to avoid an Enron-style catastrophe that would have wrecked their lives and ...


Grk: Operation Tortoise (The Grk Books)
Joshua Doder

Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2009

Tim is in paradise. Vacationing with his parents, the Raffifis, and Grk in the Seychelles, he is looking forward to two weeks of fun. But one afternoon, while walking the beach with Grk, Tim stumbles over a body in the sand. Washed up from the ocean and barely alive, the man utters a few words and then dies. Frantic to help the police discover the cause of the man’s death, Tim and Grk search for clues on their own. But what starts out as a ...



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