Mohammed Ali used to boast that when boxing, he would float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. So it is with Germiane Greer. She writes lightly, gracefully even when agitating for a cause. But the words still sting. And unsettle. Here she consciously creates a quasi-religious epic out of a part of her remarkable life when she decided to restore a small, wrecked rainforest in Australia, her homeland. The tone is apocalyptic, themes existential and critical: (wo)man not against, but ardently for wondrous, pitiless and predatory nature. She, the Lionheart, is awed, meets devastation, fears cataclysms, intuits prophecies, bears historical and biological guilt, seeks redemption and takes stupendous, fervent action. It really is some story.
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Friday 03 October 2008
A seven-year-old boy broke into a popular Outback zoo, fed a string of animals to the resident crocodile and bashed several lizards to death with a rock, the zoo's director said today.
Friday 03 October 2008
Monday 15 September 2008
Friday 01 August 2008
Children have lost touch with the natural world and are unable to identify common animals and plants, according to a survey.
Monday 14 July 2008
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Thursday 26 June 2008
Monday 09 June 2008
A British couple rescued from a remote Indonesian island where they were marooned with three other divers after being swept away by strong currents described surviving 12 hours in shark-infested waters and having to fend off a giant, carnivorous lizard.
Friday 16 May 2008
As an A&R person who became an artist in her own right, Santi White is rock's equivalent of poacher-turned-gamekeeper – though it's hard to believe any of her former charges' work for Epic could have as explosive and dynamic a character as her own debut album.
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Monday 05 June 2006
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