The Resource Pink boots and a machete : my journey from NFL cheerleader to National Geographic explorer, Mireya Mayor ; foreword by Jane Goodall, (electronic resource)

Pink boots and a machete : my journey from NFL cheerleader to National Geographic explorer, Mireya Mayor ; foreword by Jane Goodall, (electronic resource)

Label
Pink boots and a machete : my journey from NFL cheerleader to National Geographic explorer
Title
Pink boots and a machete
Title remainder
my journey from NFL cheerleader to National Geographic explorer
Statement of responsibility
Mireya Mayor ; foreword by Jane Goodall
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A quick examination of her roots, and one may never have guessed that Mireya Mayor would become the woman she is today. Yet, against all odds, this self-professed former "girly girl" daughter of overprotective Cuban immigrants blossomed from NFL cheerleader to Fulbright Scholar to field scientist and ultimately, quintessential adventurer. Now, with more than a decade's worth of thrilling exploits under her belt, Mayor recounts her life in a riveting, awe-inspiring new book. In a series of short chapters, she relives each exhilarating event with uncanny charm and self-deprecating humor. Readers have the rare opportunity to follow the renowned primatologist around the globe as she unlocks the mysteries of the natural world and endeavors to save some of the planet's rarest creatures. Says Mayor: "I love the adventure, the exploration, the scientific discovery and the documentation. But really what drives me is the thought that future generations--my own children and their children--can one day learn to appreciate them like I do." Throughout this unforgettable volume, she describes in stunning detail how she survived a plane crash ... slept in jungles teeming with poisonous snakes ... dove with hungry great white sharks ... rappelled down a 14,000-foot sinkhole in search of frogs ... draws blood from critically endangered lemurs ... was charged by an angry silver-backed gorilla ... was chased by elephants ... and the list goes. Suffice it to say, Mireya Mayor has seen more in her 30-odd years than most of us will see in a lifetime. Her plucky spirit, brilliance in the face of calamity, and sheer will to succeed make this a classic mission book, and a thoroughly breathtaking read"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
910.4092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
G226.M39
LC item number
A3 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Target audience
adult
Label
Pink boots and a machete : my journey from NFL cheerleader to National Geographic explorer, Mireya Mayor ; foreword by Jane Goodall, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.ae.talonline.ca/login?url=http://find.galegroup.com/openurl/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&url_ctx_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&res_id=info:sid/gale:NGMA&ctx_enc=info:ofi:enc:UTF-8&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:unknown&rft.artnum=WVEPPH639212884&req_dat=info:sid/gale:ugnid:edmo95361
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn708580993
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (301 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781426207426
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Publisher number
EB00178234
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 708580993
  • (OCoLC)708580993
  • (CaAE) ng708580993

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