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River Of Earth

River Of Earth Author James Still
ISBN-10 9780813146355
Release 2013-12-06
Pages 256
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The story of a poor family in Appalachia, pulled between the despair of their meager farm and the promise offered by the mining camp, as seen through the eyes of a small boy.

River of Earth

River of Earth Author James Still
ISBN-10 0813113725
Release 1978
Pages 245
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The chance of material prosperity lures a poor farming family into mining, but uncertainty and poverty persist in their lives.

River of Earth and Sky

River of Earth and Sky Author Diane Frank
ISBN-10 1421837404
Release 2015-07-08
Pages 584
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Poems for the Twenty-First Century Selected by Diane Frank A poem is a parallel universe that creates an experience line by line. The universe unfolds in a series of images which change the inner experience of the reader. If the poem goes deep enough, the writer and the reader will be changed in a significant way by the end of the poem. River of Earth and Sky: Poems for the 21st Century mixes the poetry mahatmas of our generation with the grass roots. In these pages, you will find poets who have won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, along with lesser known poets who also deserve to be read. "Congratulations on this fantastic coming together of voices." -Jane Hirshfield, author of The Lives of the Heart, The Beauty, and Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry "Anywhere I turn to read, masterly and compelling work." -Robert Scotellaro, author of Measuring the Distance and Rhapsody of Fallen Objects "Kudos to you for putting together such an impressive collection! What a thrill to see my poem 'Leaving Montana' rubbing elbows with Willa Cather's 'Prairie Spring'!" -Judith Waller Carroll, author of Walking in Early September "What an honor to be published among some of the writers I've looked up to my whole life - Stephen Dunn, Jane Hirshfield, Kim Addonizio - wow!" -Sarah McKinstry-Brown, author of Cradling Monsoons and When You Are Born "Such an honor to rub shoulders in print with so many extraordinary voices." -Laurie Kuntz, author of Women at the Onsen

Amazon Extreme

Amazon Extreme Author Colin Angus
ISBN-10 9780307372062
Release 2009-03-19
Pages 256
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The hair-raising true story of the first team to raft the entire length of the Amazon. To a trio of twenty-something adrenaline junkies, it sounded like an irresistible challenge: Tackle the Amazon with nothing more than a rubber raft between them and fate. In Amazon Extreme Colin Angus provides a you-are-there account of his expedition’s terrors and triumphs. In spite of Shining Path gunmen, mosquito-laden drinking water, and, of course, the terrifying rapids themselves, his crew also found a reverence for the equally compelling beauty that makes this region so renowned. Graceful dolphins, lush forests, and the intriguing people who live along the river complete the backdrop as Angus’s five-month excursion unfolds. Culminating in an astonishing victory that garnered major media coverage, this is the story of three guys who truly went off the deep end, and one who came back to write a riveting recollection of it. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The River of Doubt

The River of Doubt Author Candice Millard
ISBN-10 030757508X
Release 2009-12-16
Pages 432
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At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt’s harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth. The River of Doubt—it is a black, uncharted tributary of the Amazon that snakes through one of the most treacherous jungles in the world. Indians armed with poison-tipped arrows haunt its shadows; piranhas glide through its waters; boulder-strewn rapids turn the river into a roiling cauldron. After his humiliating election defeat in 1912, Roosevelt set his sights on the most punishing physical challenge he could find, the first descent of an unmapped, rapids-choked tributary of the Amazon. Together with his son Kermit and Brazil’s most famous explorer, Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon, Roosevelt accomplished a feat so great that many at the time refused to believe it. In the process, he changed the map of the western hemisphere forever. Along the way, Roosevelt and his men faced an unbelievable series of hardships, losing their canoes and supplies to punishing whitewater rapids, and enduring starvation, Indian attack, disease, drowning, and a murder within their own ranks. Three men died, and Roosevelt was brought to the brink of suicide. The River of Doubt brings alive these extraordinary events in a powerful nonfiction narrative thriller that happens to feature one of the most famous Americans who ever lived. From the soaring beauty of the Amazon rain forest to the darkest night of Theodore Roosevelt’s life, here is Candice Millard’s dazzling debut. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Every River on Earth

Every River on Earth Author Neil Carpathios
ISBN-10 9780821445105
Release 2015-01-01
Pages 176
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Every River on Earth: Writing from Appalachian Ohio includes some of the best regional poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction from forty contemporary writers, both established and up-and-coming. The wide range of material from authors such as David Baker, Don Bogen, Michelle Burke, Richard Hague, Donald Ray Pollock, and others, offers the reader a window into daily life in the region. The people, the landscape, the struggles, and the deepest undercurrents of what it means to be from and of a place are revealed in these original, deeply moving, and sometimes shocking pieces. The book is divided into four sections: Family & Folks, The Land, The Grind, and Home & Away, each of which explores a different aspect of the place that these authors call home. The sections work together beautifully to capture what it means to live, to love, and to die in this particular slice of Appalachia. The writing is accessible and often emotionally raw; Every River on Earth invites all types of readers and conveys a profound appreciation of the region’s character. The authors also offer personal statements about their writing, allowing the reader an intimate insight into their processes, aesthetics, and inspirations. What is it to be an Appalachian? What is it to be an Appalachian in Ohio? This book vividly paints that picture. Every River on Earth David Lee Garrison I look out the window and see through the neighbor’s window to an Amish buggy where three children are peeping back, and in their eyes I see the darkness of plowed earth hiding seed. Wind pokes the land in winter, trying to waken it, and in the melting snow I see rainbows and in them every river on earth. I see all the way to the ocean, where sand and stones embrace each falling wave and reach back to gather it in.

Rivers of the Anthropocene

Rivers of the Anthropocene Author Jason M. Kelly
ISBN-10 9780520295025
Release 2017-12-12
Pages 240
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At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit to learn more. This exciting volume presents the work and research of the Rivers of the Anthropocene Network, an international collaborative group of scientists, social scientists, humanists, artists, policy makers, and community organizers working to produce innovative transdisciplinary research on global freshwater systems. In an attempt to bridge disciplinary divides, the essays in this volume address the challenge in studying the intersection of biophysical and human sociocultural systems in the age of the Anthropocene, a new geological epoch of humans' own making. Featuring contributions from authors in a rich diversity of disciplines—from toxicology to archaeology to philosophy—this book is an excellent resource for students and scholars studying both freshwater systems and the Anthropocene.

River of Lakes

River of Lakes Author Bill Belleville
ISBN-10 9780820342245
Release 2011-07-01
Pages 220
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First explored by naturalist William Bartram in the 1760s, the St. Johns River stretches 310 miles along Florida's east coast, making it the longest river in the state. The first "highway" through the once wild interior of Florida, the St. Johns may appear ordinary, but within its banks are some of the most fascinating natural phenomena and historic mysteries in the state. The river, no longer the commercial resource it once was, is now largely ignored by Florida's residents and visitors alike. In the first contemporary book about this American Heritage River, Bill Belleville describes his journey down the length of the St. Johns, kayaking, boating, hiking its riverbanks, diving its springs, and exploring its underwater caves. He rediscovers the natural Florida and establishes his connection with a place once loved for its untamed beauty. Belleville involves scientists, environmentalists, fishermen, cave divers, and folk historians in his journey, soliciting their companionship and their expertise. River of Lakes weaves together the biological, cultural, anthropological, archaeological, and ecological aspects of the St. Johns, capturing the essence of its remarkable history and intrinsic value as a natural wonder.

James Still

James Still Author Ted Olson
ISBN-10 9780786430765
Release 2007-10-09
Pages 260
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Best known as the author of the acclaimed novel River of Earth (1940), Alabama native James Still is one of the most critically acclaimed writers of Appalachian literature. This compilation of scholarly essays exploring Stills literary work is the first book-length collection of its kind and features contributions from leading scholars and writers, including Wendell Berry, Fred Chappell, Jim Wayne Miller, Jeff Daniel Marion, Diane Fisher, Dean Cadle, and Hal Crowther.

Rivers of Existence

Rivers of Existence Author Leanne Dawson
ISBN-10 9781452508900
Release 2013-04-24
Pages 166
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My journey took me to England, USA, and Europe, through the guidance of Archangel Michael, activating Earth Acupuncture healing on major ley lines and power sites. The trip was life-changing, in that it provided me with answers to life’s mysteries which I had been searching for and unknowingly found the love of a partner. This book delves into the following topics. • The heart healing aspect of the modality. • Includes the Earth Acupuncture process. • How to find and what to look for in a black stream. • How to work with angelic beings and elementals. • Examples of the space-clearing process. • The dowsing response and how to work with it. Earth Acupuncture is a technique that sends healing to an area of environmental distress, restoring balance to the land and provides emotional and spiritual relief to the people who inhabit the area. The process of Earth Acupuncture is built on the concept that there are many energy lines that crisscross the planet. These lines or grids have been mapped out and named by many dowsers who have journeyed across the globe. Many of the sacred sites across the world such as Chartres in France and Stonehenge in England reside over these energy grids. However, these energy grids can get out of balance when affected by catastrophic events such a war, famine, and human atrocities. When these events happen, the energy that was once sacred, clear, and flowing energetically can turn into a black stream, absorbing and carrying with it energy that can have a detrimental effect on the mental, emotional, and physical health of all.

River of Stars

River of Stars Author Guy Gavriel Kay
ISBN-10 9781101608937
Release 2013-04-02
Pages 656
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Ren Daiyan was still just a boy when he took the lives of seven men while guarding an imperial magistrate. That moment on a lonely road changed his life in entirely unexpected ways, sending him into the forests of Kitai among the outlaws. From there he emerges years later—and his life changes again, dramatically, as he circles toward the court and emperor, while war approaches Kitai from the north. Lin Shan is the daughter of a scholar, his beloved only child. Educated by him in ways young women never are, gifted as a songwriter and calligrapher, she finds herself living a life suspended between two worlds. Her intelligence captivates an emperor—and alienates women at the court. But when her father’s life is endangered by the savage politics of the day, Shan must act in ways no woman ever has. In an empire divided by bitter factions circling an exquisitely cultured emperor who loves his gardens and his art far more than the burdens of governing, dramatic events on the northern steppe alter the balance of power in the world, leading to events no one could have foretold, under the river of stars.

Children of Earth and Sky

Children of Earth and Sky Author Guy Gavriel Kay
ISBN-10 9780698183278
Release 2016-05-10
Pages 560
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The bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels The Last Light of the Sun, Sailing to Sarantium, and Lord of Emperors, Guy Gavriel Kay is back with a new book, set in a world inspired by the conflicts and dramas of Renaissance Europe. Against this tumultuous backdrop the lives of men and women unfold on the borderlands—where empires and faiths collide. From the small coastal town of Senjan, notorious for its pirates, a young woman sets out to find vengeance for her lost family. That same spring, from the wealthy city-state of Seressa, famous for its canals and lagoon, come two very different people: a young artist traveling to the dangerous east to paint the grand khalif at his request—and possibly to do more—and a fiercely intelligent, angry woman, posing as a doctor’s wife, but sent by Seressa as a spy. The trading ship that carries them is commanded by the accomplished younger son of a merchant family, ambivalent about the life he’s been born to live. And farther east a boy trains to become a soldier in the elite infantry of the khalif—to win glory in the war everyone knows is coming. As these lives entwine, their fates—and those of many others—will hang in the balance, when the khalif sends out his massive army to take the great fortress that is the gateway to the western world...

Rivers of Sunlight How the Sun Moves Water Around the Earth

Rivers of Sunlight  How the Sun Moves Water Around the Earth Author Molly Bang
ISBN-10 9780545805421
Release 2017-01-31
Pages 48
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In this brightly illustrated narrative, readers will learn about the constant movement of water as it flows around the Earth and the sun's important role as water changes between liquid, vapor, and ice. From sea to sky, the sun both heats and cools water, ensuring that life can exist on Earth. How does the sun keep ocean currents moving, and lift fresh water from the seas? And what can we do to conserve one of our planet's most precious resources? Perfect for any young reader eager to learn more about his or her world, this is an invaluable addition to any classroom, library, or at-home collection. With stunning artwork and compelling scientific explanation, Bang and Chisholm have brought forth a masterpiece that is critically relevant in this environmentally tumultuous time. The newest book in the award-winning Sunlight Series is an important and beautiful exploration one of our planet's delicate geological cycles, clearly and simply presented for young readers.

River of Traps

River of Traps Author William deBuys
ISBN-10 9781595340979
Release 2016-01-02
Pages 240
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New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo mountains are a place where two cultures — Hispanic and Anglo — meet. They're also the place where three men meet: William deBuys, a young writer; Alex Harris, a young photographer; and Jacobo Romero, an old farmer. When Harris and deBuys move to New Mexico in the 1970s, Romero is the neighbor who befriends them and becomes their teacher. With the tools of simple labor — shovel and axe, irony and humor — he shows them how to survive, even flourish, in their isolated village. A remarkable look at modern life in the mountains, River of Traps also magically evokes the now-vanished world in which Romero tended flocks on frontier ranges and absorbed the values of a society untouched by cash or Anglo America. His memories and wisdom, shared without sentimentality, permeate this absorbing story of three men and the place that forever shaped their lives.

Susquehanna River of Dreams

Susquehanna  River of Dreams Author Susan Q. Stranahan
ISBN-10 0801851475
Release 1995-03-15
Pages 336
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"An eminently readable, nicely researched tour de force that goes on my must-reading list for anyone interested in knowing the Chesapeake Bay."—Tom Horton, Baltimore Sun. "This excellent book about the Susquehanna River is as good as, and maybe better than, the celebrated Rivers of America series books... Much more comprehensive than most river histories published before the recent rise of concern about dangerous water pollution."—John Goodspeed, Easton Star-Democrat. "Susan Q. Stranahan could well know more about the present natural state of the Susquehanna River and its 27,500-square-mile watershed than anyone... She has written a fine book, well-researched and detailed, a thrilling account."—Richard L. Stanton, Philadelphia Inquirer.

Alien River of Pain Novel 3

Alien  River of Pain  Novel  3 Author Christopher Golden
ISBN-10 9781781162736
Release 2014-11-25
Pages 352
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When Ellen Ripley finally returns to Earth, she learns that the planet LV-426—now called Acheron—has been colonized. But LV-426 is where Ripley and the crew of the Nostromo found the original Xenomorph—the killing machine known as the Alien. Protected by the Colonial Marines, the colonists seek to terraform the storm-swept planet. Two such residents are Anne and Russell Jorden, seeking a fortune that eluded them on Earth. On Acheron, Anne gives birth to the colony’s first newborn. Rebecca Jordan, also known as Newt. The wildcatters discover a vast, decaying spaceship. The horseshoe-shaped vessel is of particular interest to Weyland-Yutani, and may be the answer to their dreams. But what Anne and Russ find on board proves to be the stuff, not of dreams, but of nightmares. Alien TM & © 1979, 2013 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

River of Life River of Death

River of Life  River of Death Author Victor Mallet
ISBN-10 9780198786177
Release 2017-10-26
Pages 288
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India is killing the Ganges, and the Ganges in turn is killing India. The waterway that has nourished more people than any on earth for three millennia is now so polluted with sewage and toxic waste that it has become a menace to human and animal health. Victor Mallet traces the holy river from source to mouth, and from ancient times to the present day, to find that the battle to rescue what is arguably the world's most important river is far from lost. As one Hindu sage told the author in Rishikesh on the banks of the upper Ganges (known to Hindus as the goddess Ganga): "If Ganga dies, India dies. If Ganga thrives, India thrives. The lives of 500 million people is no small thing." Drawing on four years of first-hand reporting and detailed historical and scientific research, Mallet delves into the religious, historical, and biological mysteries of the Ganges, and explains how Hindus can simultaneously revere and abuse their national river. Starting at the Himalayan glacier where the Ganges emerges pure and cold from an icy cave known as the "Cow's Mouth" and ending in the tiger-infested mangrove swamps of the Bay of Bengal, Mallet encounters everyone from the naked holy men who worship the river, to the engineers who divert its waters for irrigation, the scientists who study its bacteria, and Narendra Modi, the Hindu nationalist prime minister, who says he wants to save India's mother-river for posterity. Can they succeed in saving the river from catastrophe - or is it too late?