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A Steam Odyssey

Author : Victor Hand
ISBN : 0393084310
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Stunning photographs of steam locomotives on all six continents.
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Author : John W. Cassell
ISBN : 1592991629
Genre : Fiction
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A Management Odyssey

Author : J. M. Haas
ISBN : 0819194611
Genre : History
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The Royal Dockyards were Britain's oldest state enterprise and biggest and most complex industrial unit. This book shows how the Admiralty over two centuries struggled to master the intractable problems of organization and management which the dockyards presented. Haas maintains that the dockyards portrayed an image of being inefficient, high-cost producers. These problems were chiefly extreme centralization but, paradoxically, weak control, inadequate coordination of departments, and accounting procedures, unreliable information about production, costs and material, an insufficiently educated and professionalized constructive corps, and an underpaid and slack workforce. Contents: Preface; Introduction; The Eighteenth Century: Running in Place; Tinkering with the System, 1793-1815; Lightening Ship, 1815-1834; Winds of Change, 1834-1854; Under Seige, 1854-1868; Revolution and Counterrevolution, 1868-1885; The Watershed, 1885-1900; A New Century and New Ideas, 1900-1914; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Category: History

Stone Boat Odyssey

Author : Ralph;Phyllis Nansen
ISBN : 9781462875917
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Set against the backdrop of mankind’s epic space odyssey is the tale of a dream that wouldn’t die and a stone boat that eventually sailed 40,000 ocean miles. Despite false starts, setbacks, and neartragedy, a boat named Fram set sail on its oceangoing adventure in 1987. This is the story of the remarkable couple who dared to dream of sailing the world’s oceans on the spark of an idea planted while mankind was aiming at the moon, and spent the next three decades completing their odyssey. Follow this amazing journey from the muddy bayous of Louisiana, to the verdant wilderness of British Columbia, and eventually to the palmgraced atolls of the South Pacific as they discover how to sail, how to build a boat, and how to live their dream.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Ema S Odyssey

Author : Sandra Harner
ISBN : 9781583946640
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Follow the fantastic odyssey of one woman as she explores shamanic realms, encountering spirit animals and other teachers who answer her deepest questions and provide her with life-changing guidance and healing. Widowed, childless, and alone, 60-year-old Ema bravely decides to expand her self-knowledge by embarking on a spiritual adventure. She meets with author Sandra Harner, who leads her through five sessions of Harner Shamanic Counseling (HSC), a highly effective system of personal problem-solving in which counselors help clients enter a shamanic state of consciousness using a specific sonic rhythm. While in this state, clients seek out helping spirits, who offer insight, wisdom, and healing. By the end of her sessions with Harner, Ema has discovered her own innate ability to find answers to pervasive personal questions, overcome inhibitory fears, and acquire self-confidence and wisdom. She has found a sense of personal empowerment and a newfound joy in existence--and decides she wants to continue her journeys independently. From 1999 to 2011, Ema ventures on a total of 64 journeys, each one chronicled in this book, thanks to taped recordings of her simultaneous narration. In addition to serving as an invaluable resource for students and practitioners of shamanism, psychology, and alternative modalities of therapy, Ema's Odyssey enchants us with its lyrical poetry and unique wisdom, and inspires us with its demonstration of courage, curiosity, persistence, and humility. Perhaps most importantly, we come away with the added assurance that we are not alone, that there are oft-untapped resources we all can access, given the tools and trust in our own experience. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

An Appalachian Odyssey

Author : Russ Walkup
ISBN : 9781491869628
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book is a tribute to my parents who instilled in me a strong will to succeed. The emphasis was on hard work and honesty. There was little money available but that made little difference to the boys in Keiffer Holler. Most of the time we were busy working and our leisure time was spent in the beautiful mountains and fishing. Until I was a junior in high school I thought a log cabin in the rural hills of Greenbrier County, a job in a union mine and a four wheel drive vehicle would mean the perfect life. vehicle would mean the perfect life. My story deals with the many twists and turns of leaving the mountains of Appalachia. Some are sad and some are hilarious. The cultural differences I encountered could be compared to Homers account of the Greek, Odysseus. My experiences could never measure up to the Cyclops but there were many challenges along the way. The strong values I gained during my formative years in Appalachia were a major factor guiding me to success throughout my first 76 years of life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Odyssey In Steam

Author : DAVID C. BELL
ISBN : 184689252X
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An Odyssey in Steam is renowned artist David Bell's fifth book which features his beautiful and complex paintings of steam engines and locomotives with captivating technical accuracy. It is a unique look at the railways during the age of steam featuring many of the engines currently at The National Railway Museum in York including the Rocket; the Flying Scotsman; the Evening Star; the Duke of Gloucester and the Mallard. This is a book is a eulogy that captures the skills, sounds and smells of the great days of steam travel and one which will be coveted by rail enthusiasts, modellers and artists alike

A Western Doctor S Odyssey

Author : Eldon Lee
ISBN : 189581121X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is the story of Dr. Eldon Lee and his first practice in Hazelton, BC. Lee was the region's first obstetrician, and he delivered more than 4,500 babies. In an era of corporate medicine and malpractice insurance, Lee's story is a refreshing reminder of what doctoring is all about. In the 1940s, Eldon left the family ranch to join the air force. He returned to ranching with brother Todd after the war only to discover needs that his rural world could not satisfy. At 25, he headed for Seattle, where the University of Washington Medical School awaited. Seattle's King County and Vancouver's General and Shaughnessy hospitals prepared him for his lifelong odyssey.
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Odyssey Of A Great Lakes Sailor

ISBN : 9781462835508
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This odyssey is about my life experiences as a Chief Engineer on board Canadian Lakers , as they were called. It is also an expose into the inside workings of a Shipping company, namely Canada Steamship Lines inc. where I gave my blood, sweat and tears to make a living as a new immigrant in a so called first world country. This book is written to expose the inside workings of a Shipping company during the years that I toiled to make a living as a man seeking to make a livelihood in supposedly a great country. It is not the country that is to blame but people like Mr. Martin who are so twisted that they lose sight of the common man and use them and abuse them for their personal gain. The book gives a true account as to how one large corporation hounded one individual who spoke the truth and who sought justice and who wanted to make a change and to make the scenery better for future generations of Sea going personnel. The book also gives you page-by-page description of how a corporation self-destructs. Surely there must be a lesson in all this. Experiences included in the book are mind-boggling. They include Shipping accidents, shipboard assaults, battery, Companys BLACKLIST, which includes a list of so called undesirables, pollution, environmental and ecological damage. Mergers and acquisitions, dismissals and corporate lynching, witch hunt, Human Rights issues, illegal constitutional changes, changing pension laws and the Canada Shipping act illegally to suit the ship owner, Corporate Corruption and greed. There is one chapter solely on Shipboard assaults and a list of undesirables that sailed the Lakers. It gives me great satisfaction to know that I could share my experiences with a wide variety of Human Beings and I am sure people who read my book would be flabbergasted when they get to know as to what goes on behind the scenes of a Maritime Industry of a G-8 Country. How soon one forgets that we sailors help to build the wealth of a nation by carrying goods that helps to grow the nations economy and that we sailors have also helped fight the enemy during the first and second world wars and also make a major contribution in feeding an entire nation. It is also a book about vengeance and Revenge-an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.. Just like Edmond Dantes In the Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas. To pray sometimes for a man, who like Satan thought himself for an instant equal to God, but who now acknowledges with Christian humility that God alone possesses supreme power and infinite wisdom. There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of living. "Live then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget that until the day when God shall deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is summed up in these two words, - `Wait and hope. Your friend, "Edmond Dantes, Count of Monte Cristo." Above all it is one mans search for truth and justice, and a triumph of adversity--a true Sailors Odyssey.
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