THE MAKING OF THE CRETAN LANDSCAPE

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The Making Of The Cretan Landscape

Author : Oliver Rackham
ISBN : 071903647X
Genre : Art
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This is the first book to help the visitor understand Crete's remarkable landscape, which is just as spectacular as the island's rich archaeological heritage. Crete is a wonderful and dramatic island, a miniature continent with precipitous mountains, a hundred gorges, unique plants, extinct animals and lost civilisations, as well as the characteristic agricultural landscape of olive groves, vines and goats, Jennifer Moody and Oliver Rackham explain how the island's peculiar and extraordinary features, moulded and modified by centuries of human activity, have come together to create the landscape we see today. They also explain the formation and ecology of Crete's beautiful mountains and coastline, and the contemporary threats to the island's fragile natural beauty.
Category: Art

The Making Of The Cretan Landscape

Author : Oliver Rackham
ISBN : 0719036461
Genre : Crete (Greece)
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This text aims to help the visitor to Crete understand its landscape. The authors explain how the island's peculiar and extraordinary features, moulded and modified by centuries of human activity, have come together to create today's landscape. They explain the formation and ecology of Crete's mountains and coastline, and examine contemporary threats to the island's natural beauty.
Category: Crete (Greece)

Natural Born Heroes

Author : Christopher McDougall
ISBN : 9780307742223
Genre : Health & Fitness
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"Author of the phenomenal national best seller, Born to Run, Christopher McDougall now travels to the Mediterranean where he discovers that the secrets of ancient Greek heroes are still alive and well on the island of Crete and in the muscles and minds of fitness enthusiasts everywhere. While researching Born to Run, Chris McDougall encountered the story of Pheidippides, the legendary ancient Greek 'all-day runner.' Later, when McDougall met a dedicated amateur historian, he saw a connection to one of the most fascinating mysteries of World War II: How did a small band of Resistance fighters surrounded by German troops kidnap a top German general? What he discovered is that ancestral techniques for extraordinary endurance, natural movement, and nutrition allowed ancient Greek soldiers and Cretan shepherds to race across mountains on all-night missions. Inspired by their heroic acts, McDougall sets off to discover the lost art of the hero, both throughout history and across the world. Just as Born to Run inspired casual runners to get off the treadmill, out of their shoes, and into nature, Natural-Born Heroes will inspire casual athletes to leave the gym and take their fitness to nature doing cross-training, mud runs, parkour and free-running to bound--and climb, swim, skip, wade, and jump--their way to heroic feats"--
Category: Health & Fitness

Knossos And The Prophets Of Modernism

Author : Cathy Gere
ISBN : 9780226289557
Genre : Philosophy
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In the spring of 1900, British archaeologist Arthur Evans began to excavate the palace of Knossos on Crete, bringing ancient Greek legends to life just as a new century dawned amid far-reaching questions about human history, art, and culture. With Knossos and the Prophets of Modernism, Cathy Gere relates the fascinating story of Evans’s excavation and its long-term effects on Western culture. After the World War I left the Enlightenment dream in tatters, the lost paradise that Evans offered in the concrete labyrinth—pacifist and matriarchal, pagan and cosmic—seemed to offer a new way forward for writers, artists, and thinkers such as Sigmund Freud, James Joyce, Giorgio de Chirico, Robert Graves, and Hilda Doolittle. Assembling a brilliant, talented, and eccentric cast at a moment of tremendous intellectual vitality and wrenching change, Cathy Gere paints an unforgettable portrait of the age of concrete and the birth of modernism.
Category: Philosophy

The Cretan Runner

Author : George Psychoundakis
ISBN : 9781590179055
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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George Psychoundakis was a twenty-one-year-old shepherd from the village of Asi Gonia when the battle of Crete began: “It was in May 1941 that, all of a sudden, high in the sky, we heard the drone of many aeroplanes growing steadily closer.” The German parachutists soon outnumbered the British troops who were forced first to retreat, then to evacuate, before Crete fell to the Germans. So began the Cretan Resistance and the young shepherd’s career as a wartime runner. In this unique account of the Resistance, Psychoundakis records the daily life of his fellow Cretans, his treacherous journeys on foot from the eastern White Mountains to the western slopes of Mount Ida to transmit messages and transport goods, and his enduring friendships with British officers (like his eventual translator Patrick Leigh Fermor) whose missions he helped to carry out with unflagging courage, energy, and good humor. Includes thirty-two black-and-white photographs and a map.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Woodlands

Author : Oliver Rackham
ISBN : 9780007493845
Genre : Nature
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‘Trees are wildlife just as deer or primroses are wildlife. Each species has its own agenda and its own interactions with human activities ...’
Category: Nature

Trees And Woodland In The British Landscape

Author : Oliver Rackham
ISBN : 1857994558
Genre : Forest ecology
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Long accepted as the best work on the subject,Oliver Rackhams book is both a comprehensive history of Britains woodlands and a field work guide that presentstrees individually and as part of the landscape.
Category: Forest ecology

In Sfaki

Author : Peter Trudgil
ISBN : 9607269489
Genre : Crete (Greece)
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Category: Crete (Greece)

Homer S Daughter

Author : Robert Graves
ISBN : 9780795337437
Genre : Fiction
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In this innovative re-imagining of the Odyssey’s history, Sicilian princess Nausicaa recounts her story, and how she, not the poet Homer, came to write the Odyssey. Set in the eighth century B.C., it recounts the story of a determined young woman who lives an adventurous life: rescuing her father’s throne from outside threats, freeing herself from an abusive marriage, and saving her two younger brothers from certain death. Nausicaa is a passionate, religious, and dynamic heroine who is more than a match for the heroes in the epic poem she claims to have authored.
Category: Fiction