And They Called It Horizon

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And They Called It Horizon

Author : Valerie Martinez
ISBN : 9781611390209
Genre : Poetry
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During her two-year tenure as Santa Fe’s Poet Laureate, award-winning poet Valerie Martínez appeared at over 50 public events—in schools, museums, cafés, galleries; in public parks and local banks and libraries; for children, youth, adults, and families. While traversing the city, she wrote about it—occasional poems, meditations, narratives, lyric poems that capture the present and past of the capital city and its people, all collected here, in this volume. The title poem imagines the creation of the land and its people and unfolds forward to the present. “Blue Winding, Blue Way” watches the Santa Fe River as it threads through the city. “History, Apology” tries to grapple with complex issues of history and race, and “Days Like This” captures the whimsy and resonance of the annual Pet Parade. There is a poem for everyone in this book, and those who love Santa Fe (residents and visitors, alike) will trace the city’s streets as they read, find themselves at familiar street corners and buildings, and navigate the historical, cultural and social issues that lie at the center of community life. Drawings by Linda Swanson (whose work is in the permanent collections of The Brooklyn Museum and The Newark Museum) accompany the poems and capture the tenderness and beauty of families. VALERIE MARTINEZ is the author of four books of poetry and one book of translations (selected poems of Uruguay’s Delmira Agustini). Her poems have appeared widely in journals, anthologies and magazines. She was the Poet Laureate for the City of Santa Fe from March 2008 to March 2010.
Category: Poetry

Urania

Author : John Hill
ISBN : UOM:39015069921016
Genre : Astronomy
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Horizon

Author : Sophie Littlefield
ISBN : 9781460313275
Genre : Fiction
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Of living things there were few, but they carried on. Cass Dollar is a survivor. She's overcome the meltdown of civilization, humans turned mindless cannibals and the many evils of man. But from beneath the devastated California landscape emerges a tendril of hope. A mysterious traveler arrives at New Eden with knowledge of a passageway North—a final escape from the increasingly cunning Beaters. Clutching this dream, Cass and many others follow him into the unknown. Journeying down valleys and over barren hills, Cass remains torn between two men. One—her beloved Smoke—is not so innocent as he once was. The other keeps a primal hold on her that feels like Fate itself. And beneath it all, Cass must confront the worst of what's inside her—dark memories from when she was a Beater herself. But she, and all of the other survivors, will fight to the death for the promise of a new horizon…. Look for more of the Aftertime series, available now!
Category: Fiction

They Called It Puppy Love

Author : R.A. Rios
ISBN : 9781370705252
Genre : Fiction
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Revision 2019 This Story is about true everlasting love! While falling in love is a confusing emotion, no matter what your age from a teen to adult we all experience the struggles of our emotions. Toby and Mary experience romantic affections for one another even though they knew they were too young to know any better. This set their life course down a one way street out of control. When we are young these emotional feelings sometime stir within us the thoughts of true love, but they seldom last therefore the term ‘puppy love.’ This story is about Toby and Mary and the exceptional emotional experience that they go thru in their search for "true love." Come along on this emotional roller coaster ride into true love that brings them real joy as well as lots of emotional pain and heart break. Their story and search for true love spans twelve years but over that time the suffering that this one man must go through is more than any person should ever have to bear.
Category: Fiction

Each And Her

Author : Valerie Mart’nez
ISBN : 0816528594
Genre : Poetry
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A collection of poems by Valerie Martínez inspired by the murders of over 450 girls and women in the cities of Juárez and Chihuahua, Mexico, since 1993.
Category: Poetry

Scratching The Horizon

Author : Izzy Paskowitz
ISBN : 9781250023995
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A bitchin' love letter to sand and sea, and a spirited inside account of life with the "first family" of American surfing In 1956, Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz stepped away from a successful medical practice and began a lifelong surfing odyssey that grew to include his wife Juliette, and their nine children. Together, the Paskowitz clan lived a vagabonding bohemian existence, eschewing material possessions in favor of intangible riches like health and good cheer . . . all the while careening along the world's coastlines in search of the perfect wave. In Scratching the Horizon, Izzy Paskowitz looks back at his unusual upbringing, and his lifelong passion for the sport that carries his family's stamp. As the fourth-oldest child in a family of inveterate surfers, rock stars, and beach bums, he is uniquely qualified to shine a light on a childhood that has come to symbolize the surfing credo, a reckless young adulthood that nearly cost him his sanity, and a maturing sense of self and purpose that allows him to lift others on the back of his experience. As the father of a son with autism and the founder of "Surfers Healing," a foundation devoted to expanding the horizons of children with autism through surfing, Paskowitz has found a way to connect the surreal aspects of his childhood to the harsh realities of adulthood, and he shares these discoveries in this wickedly entertaining and transforming memoir.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Fire On The Horizon

Author : Spencer Mooney
ISBN : 9781479704361
Genre : Fiction
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Fire on the Horizon is a suspenseful view of life during the final days of existence. The main character Rizon no more than reaches consciousness when tragedy is bestowed upon him by his wife Fallon dissipating into nonexistence, right before his wondering eyes. During his frantic search he is forced to evacuate his home, do to plague driven havoc, embarking on a journey to find his brother Lexter, in hopes of restoring moral and sanity to their rightful place. Only, in his search he finds much more. Dreams and visions periodically placed in the catacombs of Rizons mind chronologically surface and materialize, revealing a prophecy leading him to make a life altering choice. Ultimately unveiling a truth regarding life as it is known.
Category: Fiction

Astronomy By Observation

Author : Eliza A. Bowen
ISBN : UCAL:$C20787
Genre : Astronomy
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Sails On The Horizon

Author : Jay Worrall
ISBN : 158836514X
Genre : Fiction
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SAILS ON THE HORIZON Dientes de Diablo, 1797 With his first historical high-seas adventure chronicling the exploits of Naval Commander Charles Edgemont, Jay Worrall sets sail in the rousing tradition of C.S. Forester and Patrick O’Brian. The year is 1797. Napoleon Buonaparte is racking up impressive wins in the field against the enemies of revolutionary France. On the seas, England is putting up a staunch resistance. When a modest fleet of British ships off the coast of Portugal encounters a larger force of Spanish vessels on their way to rendezvous with the French, the English are quick to seize the opportunity for a victory–even at the risk of a calamitous defeat. Twenty-five-year-old Charles Edgemont is second lieutenant aboard the HMS Argonaut, the smallest ship in the British line of battle. When orders come for the Argonaut to engage in an all-but-suicidal maneuver to cut off the escape of the Spanish ships, he leads his gun crews bravely–until the death of the captain and the first lieutenant elevates him to command of the stricken vessel. In the chaos that follows, his defiant refusal to yield under enemy fire earns him a permanent promotion. Thanks to the purse awarded him by the Admiralty after the fight, Charles is wealthy beyond his wildest dreams. But there are challenges when he returns home after years at sea. His newfound riches will prove no help when it comes to winning the heart of Penelope Brown, the feisty Quaker with whom Charles falls in love. Even more of a hindrance is his profession, for Penelope regards war as sinful and soldiers as little better than murderers. Changing Penelope’s mind may just be the hardest battle Charles has ever fought–at least until fresh orders send him back to sea, where he faces a more traditional and equally formidable adversary in a series of stirring battles of will and might. From the Hardcover edition.
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Dream Death And The Self

Author : J. J. Valberg
ISBN : 0691128596
Genre : Philosophy
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Astronomy Without Mathematics

Author : Edmund Beckett (1st baron Grimthorpe.)
ISBN : OXFORD:590066370
Genre : Astronomy
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Beyond The Horizon

Author : Richard Parks
ISBN : 9780751555400
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Richard Parks has what must be one of contemporary sport's most extraordinary and inspirational stories. Soon after he turned thirty, the professional career in rugby that had been his life for over a decade was cut short by injury, leaving him faced with an uncertain future. But unlike many other young athletes, Richard decided to tackle his fears, anxiety and depression head on, taking inspiration from Ranulph Fiennes and a line from his grandmother's eulogy - "The horizon is only the limit of our sight" and setting out on challenges that have become part of his everyday life. Richard created history with his first endeavour - the 737 Challenge - by becoming the first person to conquer the highest mountain on each of the world's continents and venture to both the North and South Poles within seven months. Then in 2013 he tackled three hugely challenging events - an ultramarathon through the Peruvian jungle, the world's highest mountain bike race, and a double iron man triathlon in Snowdonia - in preparation for an even more extraordinary challenge: to record the fastest solo, unsupported and unassisted journey to the South Pole. These three challenges and the Antarctic speed record quest that saw Richard ski 11 hours a day enduring perishing conditions, broken skis and spending Christmas and New Year alone on the ice, were all filmed for a major four-part series to be broadcast on Channel 5 later this year. Beyond the Horizon is an amazing, inspiring, and exciting story for armchair adventurers, extreme sports and mountaineering fans alike.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Walk Around The Horizon

Author : Tom Harmer
ISBN : 9780826353658
Genre : Travel
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North of Santa Fe, the New Mexico landscape is framed by four high mountains. Although they are sacred to the Tewa Pueblo Indians, the four peaks are in different bureaucratic and cultural zones, which means that each peak attracts visitors but few non-Indian travelers visit more than one of the mountains. Tom Harmer’s chronicle of climbing all four of these mountains in one summer—Sandia to the south, Chicoma to the west, Canjilon to the north, and Truchas to the east—offers a unique view of a montane forest unlike any in the world, where mountain, plain, and desert biota converge. Outdoor enthusiasts and armchair travelers alike will relish Harmer’s precise account of his backpacking adventure, in which this sixty-two-year-old Anglo discovers the realities of complicated cultural legacies, ecological challenges, and human foibles counterpoised against his own strengths and frailties.
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Distant Horizon

Author : Gary Noy
ISBN : 0803283717
Genre : History
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The West has figured in the American imagination under many guises: as the last best place on earth, a refuge, an escape, a land of opportunity, but also as a place of conquest and failure. Where Lewis and Clark saw great possibilities, Native cultures found disappointment and loss. This collection presents the diverse and often contradictory accounts that make up the mosaic of the nineteenth-century American West. From Thomas Hart Benton?s famous speech in the Senate when he argued that non-white civilizations must fall before the western expansion of white Americans to Black Elk?s story of a way of life lost on the frozen ground at Wounded Knee, Gary Noy offers a representative sampling of the many Wests that historians have strug-gled to define for over a century. Distant Horizon chronicles the dusty world of the cowboy, the hard-scrabble existence of the farmer and the settler, and the miner?s vision of golden glory. It examines the independent nature of the explorer and mountain man and the sometimes heroic, sometimes cruel existence of the soldier. We hear the voices of those outside the mainstream of power?women and Westerners of color?and explore the most tragic element of Western history: the confinement, subjugation, and extermination of Native Americans. No other single volume provides as many readings on as many topics in the history of the American West.
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Venus

Author : Ron Miller
ISBN : 0761323597
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Chronicles the discovery and explorations of the planet Venus and discusses its composition, its place in the solar system, and more.
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The Nautical Magazine For 1872

Author : Various authors
ISBN : 9781108056519
Genre : History
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The 1872 Nautical Magazine combines reports on science and technology, popular literature, and comment on political, legal and commercial matters.
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They Call It Love

Author : Frank Frankfort Moore
ISBN : NYPL:33433074910021
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Horizon Chasers

Author : Gerry Max
ISBN : 9780786426713
Genre : Social Science
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Richard Halliburton was the quintessential world traveler of the early 20th century. In 1930, his celebrity equaled that of Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart. Halliburton called himself a "horizon chaser" and recommended that one should see the world before committing to a routine. Not only did he live up to his ideal, but he was eager to write about his adventures. A prolific partnership with gifted editor and ghost writer Paul Mooney produced excellent work, and theirs became a close personal relationship. Sadly, Halliburton and Mooney disappeared at sea on March 24, 1939, along with the entire crew of Halliburton's Chinese junk Sea Dragon, as they attempted to cross the Pacific from Hong Kong to the San Francisco World's Fair. This biography records the life and adventures of Halliburton and Mooney, focusing--as no other Halliburton biography has--on the productive literary collaboration between the two. Drawing on the recollections of people who knew them both, the work discusses their backgrounds, the early years of their acquaintance, and their possible romantic relationship. Finally, their fateful journey to Hong Kong and the ill-advised voyage of the Sea Dragon is described in detail. A good deal of first-hand evidence is provided by William Alexander, Paul Mooney's best friend and designer of Halliburton's Laguna Beach house. Appendices contain seven poems by Mooney and facsimile letters, including one of praise written by Richard Halliburton to William Alexander. Never-before-published photographs are also included.
Category: Social Science