TRAIL OF FEATHERS

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Trail Of Feathers

Author : Robert Rivard
ISBN : 9780786735099
Genre : History
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In December 1998, San Antonio Express-News reporter Philip True vanished during a solo backcountry trek in western Mexico, home of the reclusive Huichol Indians and the Chapalagana, the Twisted Serpent Canyon, a 150-mile long gash that twists and plunges through the heart of the Sierra Madre. Five days later his editor, Robert Rivard, was part of a small search party that, nearly miraculously, tracked a trail of feathers that had leaked from True's sleeping bag to find his body. Trail of Feathers is the story of the search for True and of the quest to bring his killers to justice. It is also the story of another perplexing mystery: Why had True taken such a dangerous trip, into such a raw, uncivilized wilderness, alone and without sufficient safety preparations, in the first place? After an unhappy and unsettled youth, True was at the age of fifty finally settling down to a career and a wife he loved. His first child was about to be born. What was he running from, or to? Rivard's search for answers to these questions leads him deep into the Sierra Madre Occidental, one of Mexico's last true wildernesses, and deep into the secrets of Philip True's past. It also leads him into his own past, and an acknowledgment of the ways in which his life and True's mirrored each other. Suspenseful, atmospheric, and moving, Trail of Feathers is more than a true crime tale; it's a classic tragedy about how the past reverberates destructively into the present — for individuals, for cultures, for nations.
Category: History

Trail Of Feathers In Search Of The Birdmen Of Peru

Author : Tahir Shah
ISBN : 9781783011025
Genre : Incas
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Enthralled by a line from the chronicle of a sixteenth-century monk, which said that the Incas 'flew like birds' over the jungle, and by the recurring theme of flying in Peruvian folklore, Tahir Shah set out to discover whether the Incas really did flyor glide above the jungles of Peru. Or was the Spanish cleric alluding to flight of a different kind - flight inspired by a powerful hallucinogen? After gathering equipment in London - and advice, not least from Wilfred Thesiger - the long quest begins. First, to the mountains of Peru and a trek to Machu Picchu, the Incas' most sacred city. Then on to the mountain city of Cusco and a mysterious island on the great glittering expanse of Lake Titicaca. Picking up clues as he goes, the author's trail takes him on to the coast and through the desert, to the immense animal-like etchings which form the Nazca Lines, and a remote burial ground for 30,000 mummified corpses. And finally to an epic river journey up the Amazon to discover the secrets of the Shuar, a tribe of infamous savagery living in the deep jungle of the Upper Amazon. In the course of this journey we learn much about the Spanish treatment of the Incas, about Peruvian folklore and magic, about the great but brief Amazon rubber boom of the nineteenth century, about head-shrinking, shamanic knowledge and plant-based hallucinogens. Even for a traveller so used to surreal adventures, there are many strange encounters and physical challenges - gruesome but often hilarious - among madmen and dreamsers, sorcerers, con-men and jungle experts, before Tahir Shah can at last discover the truth about the Birdmen of Peru.
Category: Incas

Trail Of Feathers Paperback

Author : Tahir Shah
ISBN : 9781291528008
Genre : Travel
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Enthralled by the chronicle of a 16th-century Spanish monk, which said that the Incas 'flew like birds' over the jungle, and by the recurring theme of flying in Peruvian folklore, Tahir Shah set out to discover whether the Incas really did fly or glide above the jungles of Peru. Or was it flight of a different kind, inspired by powerful drugs? The long quest begins in the mountains of Peru, with a trek to Machu Picchu, the Incas' most sacred city. Then on to the coast and through the desert, to the immense animal-like etchings which form the Nazca Lines and a remote burial ground for 30,000 mummified corpses. And finally to an epic river-journey up the Amazon to discover the secrets of the Shuar, a tribe of legendary savagery. Even for a traveller so used to surreal adventures, there are many strange encounters - some gruesome, some hilarious - among madmen and dreamers, sorcerers, con-men and jungle experts, before he can at last discover the truth about the Birdmen of Peru.
Category: Travel

Stream Feathers

Author : Wally Rentsch
ISBN : 9781479782437
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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If you have ever fly-fished or wished you had, Stream Feathers is a must read book to experience the mystique of fly-fishing in the wild Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania. Something quite unexpected happens to those who fish downstream for two miles in the company of the naturalist, Hoxie. There are adventures and unexpected encounters with wildlife around each bend. All combined with the thrill of fighting a pugnacious trout. In a sequence of 16 episodes, each farther down stream from the other, we follow Hoxie in his valiant quest to catch a trout larger than his dads 24 inch Brown Trout. In the end -- through deep truths found -- beating his dads trout becomes inconsequential. Photographs and Haiku reveal Hoxies adventures and chance discoveries in each chapter.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Trauer Ist Das Ding Mit Federn

Author : Max Porter
ISBN : 9783446250192
Genre : Fiction
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Eine junge Frau ist gestorben. Ihre Kinder, zwei kleine Jungen, und ihr Mann sind noch betäubt vom Schock, haben haufenweise Beileidsbekundungen und Lasagne zum Aufwärmen entgegengenommen, die notwendigen Dinge organisiert, und nun setzt die unerträgliche Leere ein. Da klingelt es an der Tür. Totenschwarz und gefiedert bricht es herein, packt den Vater und verkündet: "Ich gehe erst wieder, wenn du mich nicht mehr brauchst." Die überlebensgroße Krähe nistet sich rücksichtslos in der Familie ein, meldet sich mit drastischem Witz zu Wort und wird dabei zu einer Art subversivem Therapeuten, eine herrlich anarchische Mary Poppins. Max Porter ist ein bildmächtiges, wildes Buch über die Trauer gelungen.
Category: Fiction

Merit Badge Series

Author : Boy Scouts of America
ISBN : UIUC:30112032517440
Genre : Boy Scouts
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Feathers Furs

Author : Beulah Andrews-Greyling
ISBN : 9781465301970
Genre : Pets
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I was born in Klerksdorp, a mining town in the North West Province of South Africa. After High School I completed my Tertiary studies at the Potchefstroom University, where I obtained a B. A. Degree, as well as a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education to become a teacher. While teaching, I studied part-time and obtained an Honors Degree, and later a Masters Degree in Afrikaans. When I moved to Mafikeng from Klerksdorp, I completed a Doctorate with a study on the Haiku in Afrikaans at the University of North West. I recently retired after being a teacher for 31 years. Just before retiring I was diagnosed with Macular Degeneration, which meant I could no longer work as a teacher. And I was also diagnosed with Psoriasis on my hands and feet, which meant that I have to use a wheelchair most of the time. In spite of these conditions I was determined to still do something. Thats why I started writing. My motto in life is: there are only two ways to go. Go down, or go on. I made a decision to go on.
Category: Pets

Yellow Feather Loved The Wilderness

Author : ADRIS I. FULTZ
ISBN : 9781463487744
Genre : Family & Relationships
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My fourth book is a reflection of my first and second books: A Indian girl who learned how to overcome abuse by her parents. By having her own friends. And spending her summers in the wilderness. Lots of fiction short-stories, some are of real people inspiring-stories. And real life of the author family, and her friends: There is lots of scripture, its how Gena overcame her hard-life of her childhood: After she married in 1954, her life became exciting as they went on hikes, hunting and fishing, trips, even after the five children were born: Gena cared full-time homemaker; She enjoyed her children every day playing with them: In 1977, Gena took a writers-class at night, at the local college. Also a nurses aide training-class: I learned to love the country, when we leased the folks beautiful place, surrounded by a grove of trees: I learned how to dress out chickens and help with all the work: The love of God! How rich and pure, its greater far that pen or tongue can ever tell, to write the love of God above, would drain the ocean dry:
Category: Family & Relationships