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James Bond Saves a Swiss Cable Car Company

Back in 1969, James Bond, also known to millions as 007, was doing what he is always doing – saving the world.  But this time, it was different.  In addition to saving an imaginary world from imaginary villains, Bond managed to save a real-life Swiss company from all-too-real financial ruin. A small Swiss company, Schilthorn Cableway Ltd.Continue reading “James Bond Saves a Swiss Cable Car Company”

Today Only $0.99 Sale on Amazon Kindle “Suburbanites on Safari”

If a trip to Africa is in your plans, this entertaining and informative book, jam-packed with photos of animals and birds, will help you make the first step on the way to your dream.  If you are interested in wildlife, nature, and animal protection, the story will enrich your knowledge of the animal kingdom.  AtContinue reading “Today Only $0.99 Sale on Amazon Kindle “Suburbanites on Safari””

Exploring Inle Lake Myanmar

Inle Lake is one of Myanmar’s (formally Burma) popular tourist destinations. So, obviously, Irene and I could not miss it. And the lake did not disappoint our expectations. This vast serene body of water is framed by numerous marshes, floating gardens, and beautiful Buddhist temples. Only here you will see fishermen rowing their flat-bottom boatsContinue reading “Exploring Inle Lake Myanmar”

Alex Shaland’s Wildlife and Travel Writing

Alex Shaland started his writing career in the 1990s, contributing articles and book chapters for several Penton Publishing periodicals and other publications. In addition to his own writing, Shaland collaborated as an editor and photographer with his wife, Irene Shaland, in producing several books and articles published in numerous magazines in the U.S., Canada, U.K.,Continue reading “Alex Shaland’s Wildlife and Travel Writing”

Alex Shaland’s Photography

Alex Shaland is passionate about travel and wildlife photography. His photographs have appeared in over 20 publications and online sources including Holiday Magazine (France/U.K.), The Boston Forward, Tikkun, ZEEK, Diarna Digital Heritage Mapping, Hackwriters (U.K.), IMAGE Magazine, ROMAR Travel, Design World Magazine and other journals printed in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Korea, and Kenya. AlexContinue reading “Alex Shaland’s Photography”

Alex Shaland’s Technical Writing

Alex Shaland is a contributor for the second edition of the AIAA “International Reference Guide to Space Launch Systems” and “Signal Conditioning & PC-Based Data Acquisition Handbook.” He wrote close to 50 technical articles on automotive systems, CAD, test and measurement, sensors, solar and wind power, electric motors, motion control, and sustainability published in MachineContinue reading “Alex Shaland’s Technical Writing”

Lecture at AAWR: Supporting Conservation Through Ecotourism

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Presents Alex Shaland’s Lecture: Supporting Conservation Through Ecotourism    Wednesday   August 14th   2019   6:00 PM This program is based on Alex Shaland’s new book Suburbanites on Safari which he wrote and richly illustrated with photographs of his adventures. Shaland, an internationally published travel author and photographer, believes that encouraging ecotourism and inviting people to come toContinue reading “Lecture at AAWR: Supporting Conservation Through Ecotourism”

Book Launch and Lecture at Visible Voice Books: Alex Shaland Introduces “Suburbanites on Safari”

Saturday   May 18th, 2019   7:30 PM Limited seating.  Available on a first-come, first-served basis. “An amazing real life perspective on African safari that has been delightfully shared.  Funny and witty. Footsteps well worth following.” –Philip Coetzee, South Africa, Advanced Nature Guide, author of Birds for Beginners. In an entertaining and informative slide presentation “African Safari 101” Alex Shaland talks about hisContinue reading “Book Launch and Lecture at Visible Voice Books: Alex Shaland Introduces “Suburbanites on Safari””

My book “Suburbanites on Safari” is #1 on Amazon

Recently, Amazon ranked my upcoming book “Suburbanites on Safari” as #1 New Release. I am so excited! Here is the link to check out my book:  https://amzn.to/2Wn1INl Here is what the book is about: “An amazing real life perspective on African safari that has been delightfully shared. Funny and witty. Footsteps well worth following.” –Philip Coetzee,Continue reading “My book “Suburbanites on Safari” is #1 on Amazon”

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