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Twins To The Tops

Author : Eric Gilbertson
ISBN : 9781546251132
Genre : Travel
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Ten pickets later, we found ourselves on the roof of North America. Yeeeahhhh! I roared at the top of my lungs. I yelled so loud that I actually knocked the wind out of myself for five minutes. At that moment, we were the highest people standing on solid ground in the continent (excerpt from Denali report). The quest to reach the most expansive vista of each country and explore the most remote parts of the world motivated the Gilbertson twins to be the first to climb the highest mountain in all twenty-three North American countries. From the windswept glaciers of Alaska and the Yukon, to the tropical jungles of Central America, to the razor-grass-covered volcanoes of the Caribbean, Matthew and Eric share the stories and experiences that paved their way through their trip reports and itineraries. They were born and raised in Appalachian Kentucky and later educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where they joined its famous Outing Club. In this book, they share how they achieved their quest for the summits with both budget consciousness and strategic efficiencyin just nine trips! This book is for those who share a thirst for travel, the outdoors, and the mountains. It chronicles a subset of the Gilbertson twins overall goal to climb the 195 world country high points. Stay tuned for more books in the Twins to the Tops series coming soon. For more information, visit our website, http://www.countryhighpoints.com/. Advance praise for Twins to the Tops The Gilber-trons strike again! A great resource for mountaineering in North America (Dan Walker, former president, MIT Outing Club). Twins to the Tops is an inspiring read and an effort worthy of a world record (David Rush, 50+ time Guinness World Record breaker). Those boys never stop walking. I reckon these old Kentucky hills was a good place to start (Tony Smith, Appalachian author of These Old Hills).
Category: Travel

Music Of Latin America And The Caribbean

Author : Mark Brill
ISBN : 9781351682305
Genre : Music
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Music of Latin America and the Caribbean, Second Edition is a comprehensive textbook for undergraduate students, which covers all major facets of Latin American music, finding a balance between important themes and illustrative examples. This book is about enjoying the music itself and provides a lively, challenging discussion complemented by stimulating musical examples couched in an appropriate cultural and historical context—the music is a specific response to the era from which it emerges, evolving from common roots to a wide variety of musical traditions. Music of Latin America and the Caribbean aims to develop an understanding of Latin American civilization and its relation to other cultures. NEW to this edition A new chapter overviewing all seven Central American countries An expansion of the chapter on the English- and French-speaking Caribbean An added chapter on transnational genres An end-of-book glossary featuring bolded terms within the text A companion website with over 50 streamed or linked audio tracks keyed to Listening Examples found in the text, in addition to other student and instructors’ resources Bibliographic suggestions at the end of each chapter, highlighting resources for further reading, listening, and viewing Organized along thematic, historical, and geographical lines, Music of Latin America and the Caribbean implores students to appreciate the unique and varied contributions of other cultures while realizing the ways non-Western cultures have influenced Western musical heritage. With focused discussions on genres and styles, musical instruments, important rituals, and the composers and performers responsible for its evolution, the author employs a broad view of Latin American music: every country in Latin America and the Caribbean shares a common history, and thus, a similar musical tradition.
Category: Music

Francisco Mart Nez De La Rosa

Author : Robert Mayberry
ISBN : 0805764607
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Francisco Martinez de la Rosa.
Category: Literary Criticism

Afro Uruguayan Literature

Author : Marvin A. Lewis
ISBN : 083875550X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"This study is about representation and resistance in Afro-Uruguayan culture: representation primarily through literary expression in black periodicals, and resistance to total domination by the majority Euroentric culture through popular expression associated with the African heritage. This book explores the manner in which Afro-Uruguayans defined, and continue to affirm, their "place" in a country in which societal and self perceptions were/are constantly shifting. This is a continuing process to which the written record holds the key. It has been common knowledge among literary historians that Afro-Uruguayans published a number of periodicals beginning as early as 1872. It is only now, however, with recent discoveries in the National Library in Montevideo that the extent of this production has become evident. It is primarily through these periodicals, the focus here, that much of the cultural legacy of Afro-Uruguayans can be reconstructed."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Literary Criticism

Romance Notes

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ISBN : UOM:39015010449364
Genre : Romance languages
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Category: Romance languages

Old Three Toes And Other Tales Of Survival And Extinction

Author : John Joseph Mathews
ISBN : 9780806149837
Genre : Fiction
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Mathews shows us the world through the animals’ eyes and ears and noses. His convincing portrayals of their intelligence recall the fiction of Jack London and Ernest Thompson Seton. Like these literary ancestors, Mathews originally intended his nature stories for boys. But the stories transcend boundaries of age, gender, and geography. Mathews writes not just to inspire his readers with nature’s beauty but to demonstrate the interrelatedness of humans, animals, and the landscapes in which they interact.
Category: Fiction