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

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

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
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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
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Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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385792
Cataloging source
DLC
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Mayor, Mireya
Dewey number
  • 910.4092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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National Geographic Society (U.S.)
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True
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  • Mayor, Mireya
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my journey from NFL cheerleader to National Geographic explorer
Label
Pink boots and a machete : my journey from NFL cheerleader to National Geographic explorer, Mireya Mayor ; foreword by Jane Goodall
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
807862
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
301 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781426207211
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010050083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781426207211
  • (OCoLC)644663116
Label
Pink boots and a machete : my journey from NFL cheerleader to National Geographic explorer, Mireya Mayor ; foreword by Jane Goodall
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
807862
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
301 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781426207211
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010050083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781426207211
  • (OCoLC)644663116

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