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On Celtic Tides

Author : Chris Duff
ISBN : 1429973242
Genre : Travel
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A sea kayak battles the freezing Irish waters as the morning sun rises out of the countryside. On the western horizon is the pinnacle of Skellig Michael-700 feet of vertical rock rising out of exploding seas. Somewhere on the isolated island are sixth-century monastic ruins where the light of civilization was kept burning during the Dark Ages by early Christian Irish monks. Puffins surface a few yards from the boat, as hundreds of gannets wheel overhead on six foot wing spans. The ocean rises violently and tosses paddler and boat as if they were discarded flotsam. This is just one day of Chris Duff's incredible three month journey.
Category: Travel

Celtic Tides

Author : Martin Melhuish
ISBN : IND:30000061562074
Genre : Music
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During the past few years, a spring tide of Celtic culture and folklore has washed ashore, with Celtic dance, Celtic history and traditional Celtic music enjoying a renaissance throughout the world. Celtic musicians from Ireland, Scotland, and Canada - like The Chieftains, Enya, Clannad, Altan, Mairead Sullivan, Dougie MacLean, Capercaillie, Alisdair Fraser, Martyn Bennett, Ashley MacIsaac, Natalie MacMaster, The Rankins, The Barra MacNeils, Mary Jane Lamond, Leahy, and Loreena McKennitt, among many others - are enjoying an unprecedented surge in popularity. "Celtic Tides is the first book to tell the story of this Celtic invasion through profiles of the traditional music scene in the old world and the new. The book features extensive interviews with the most influential Celtic artists, the first comprehensive discography of Celtic music, a complete guide to international Celtic music festivals, and forty pages of photographs. For fans of contemporary music and popular culture, "Celtic Tides is indispensable.
Category: Music

Water Worlds Human Geographies Of The Ocean

Author : Kimberley Peters
ISBN : 9781317000167
Genre : Social Science
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Our world is a water world. Seventy percent of our planet consists of ocean. However, geography has traditionally overlooked this vital component of the earth's composition. The word 'geography' directly translates as 'earth writing' and in line with this definition the discipline has preoccupied itself with the study of terrestrial spaces of society and nature. This book challenges human geography's preoccupation with the terrestrial, investigating the terra incognita of the seas and oceans. Linking to new theoretical debates shaping the geographic discipline (such as affect, assemblage, emotion, hybridity and the more-than-human), this volume unlocks new knowledge concerning the human geographies of ocean space. The book casts adrift stable, bounded and fixed conceptions of space and advances geographical understanding based on the world as 'becoming', changing, mobile and processional. This ontology supports the notion that the oceans are not simply fluid in a literal way, but also in a conceptual sense, suggesting that the seas have their own fluid natures - their own capacities and agencies - which are co-fabricated with social and cultural life. This book features twelve chapters, authored by key academics contributing to this growing field of research. The book is divided into three sections, including an Introduction by the editors and a foreword by Prof. Philip E. Steinberg, the leading scholar in the field of maritime geographies. The first section of the book considers the ways in which different watery spaces from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea have been conceptualized, theorized and ’known’ through metaphors, voyages of discovery and scientific endeavour. The second section examines how oceans are experienced; through various activities including driving on water, kayaking in water and diving under water. The final section explores the relations between human life and the nature of the sea as a material, mobile and more-than-human spa
Category: Social Science

Sea Kayaking

Author : Philip Woodhouse
ISBN : 9781452508498
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In Sea Kayaking, , comprehensive guide for those who travel the open waters in the Southern Hemisphere, Philip Woodhouse, Australian paddler and Royal Australian Air Force veteran, shares his years of experience, technical training, and military teaching skills. What began as a personal reference was soon developed as a training manual, recommended by the Victorian Sea Kayak Club to its membersand East Coast Kayaking to their patrons and Australian Canoeing students. Sea Kayaking covers boat design, kit requirements, paddling skills, health and well-being, meteorology, the ocean environment, navigation, communications, conservation andminimal-impact camping, conservation, seamanship, electrical bilge pumps, solar panels, light sources, boat repairs, leadership, risk management, basic safety and survival strategies , as well as a brief overview about the history and various types of canoeing.. There is also a comprehensive glossary to assist the reader in understanding the terms and concepts discussed in the main text. Woodhouse’s work differs from most manuals about sea kayaking in that it is written from the perspective of someone who paddles the Southern Hemisphere. As such, the major differences between the two hemispheres—weather patterns, navigation, laws, and terminology—are discussed, as well as compared to their Northern Hemisphere counterparts. In the end, paddling skills are paddling skills, hypothermia is hypothermia, and twenty-five-knot winds are twenty-five-knot winds. A three-metre tidal range can still produce a long haul across mud flats when the tide is out—and landing through two-metre surf is still scary (though a lot of fun), no matter where you paddle.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Europa Directory Of Literary Awards And Prizes

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ISBN : 9781135356316
Genre : Reference
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A complete guide to the major awards and prizes of the literary world. * An invaluable source of information on awards and prizes world-wide * Covers over 1,000 awards and prizes * Comprehensive background information on each award * Extensive contact details. Contents * Includes internationally awarded prizes along with prestigious national awards * Subject areas covered include adult and children's fiction, non-fiction, poetry, lifetime's achievement, translation and drama * Information is provided on the history of each award, its purpose, what is awarded, how often the prize is awarded, eligibility and restrictions, the awarding organization and the most recent recipients * Full contact details of the awarding organization are provided, including main contact name, postal address, e-mail and Internet address, telephone and fax numbers * Fully indexed by keyword, awarding organization and award by subject.
Category: Reference

Glenveagh Mystery

Author : Lucy Costigan
ISBN : 9781908928160
Genre : History
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Arthur Kingsley Porter, (1883 1933) renowned American, Harvard professor and owner of Glenveagh Castle, vanished without trace from Inishbofin Island, Co. Donegal, in 1933. No trace of the professor was ever found. Over the decades stories of Porter's disappearance turned into legend. A strong swimmer and always fond of the outdoors, was it likely that Porter had been drowned by misadventure or was foul play involved? Perhaps Porter took off alone to pursue new adventures? By the late 1920s Porter and his wife Lucy possessed every asset that most mortals can only dream of. But was there a dark secret that led the enigmatic professor to jump from the rocks on that fateful morning? The truth about the secret inner world of Arthur Kingsley Porter has only recently been revealed. In a historical thriller set in Ireland, America and Europe in the 1920s and 30s, Lucy Costigan conjures up the world of Irish cultural and rural life, examines Porter s friendship with the literary figure AE and Irish society luminaries, and celebrates the raw beauty of Glenveagh and Donegal.
Category: History

Cornish Studies

Author : Philip Payton
ISBN : 0859898083
Genre : History
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The fifteenth volume in this acclaimed paperback series has been redesigned and includes articles on the Cornish language and early modern Cornwall, Cornish migration and settlement in Victoria (Australia) and Nevada (America), Cornish politics and economics, the poet John Betjeman, and popular music in contemporary Cornwall.
Category: History

Library Journal

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ISBN : UVA:X006008428
Genre : Libraries
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Category: Libraries

Southern Exposure

Author : Chris Duff
ISBN : 0762725958
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An extraordinary account of the author's 1700-mile circumnavigation of New Zealand's South Island by sea kayak, combining high adventure on terrifying seas with an inner journey of the mind.
Category: Biography & Autobiography