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The River Home

Author : Franklin Burroughs
ISBN : 0820319988
Genre : Nature
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Burroughs chronicles a canoe voyage through the Carolinas, visiting his ancestral homeland and the people who inhabit the banks of the Waccamaw River.
Category: Nature

My Beautiful Secretary

Author : Da Shu
ISBN : 9781647572792
Genre : Fiction
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The secretary, Gu Yuwei, unexpectedly got to know the top figure of the Jiangyou Group, Zhao Muchen. Zhao Mu Chen was handsome and wise, which made Gu Yu Wei fall in love with him. He fell in love with her from then on. Amidst the entanglement and reality attacks of the secular world, she wanted to retreat time and time again, but each time she fell deeper into the abyss ... Could their love reach the end?
Category: Fiction

The Nature Of Disaster In China

Author : Chris Courtney
ISBN : 9781108284936
Genre : History
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In 1931, China suffered a catastrophic flood that claimed millions of lives. This was neither a natural nor human-made disaster. Rather, it was created by an interaction between the environment and society. Regular inundation had long been an integral feature of the ecology and culture of the middle Yangzi, yet by the modern era floods had become humanitarian catastrophes. Courtney describes how the ecological and economic effects of the 1931 flood pulse caused widespread famine and epidemics. He takes readers into the inundated streets of Wuhan, describing the terrifying and disorientating sensory environment. He explains why locals believed that an angry Dragon King was causing the flood, and explores how Japanese invasion and war with the Communists inhibited both official relief efforts and refugee coping strategies. This innovative study offers the first in-depth analysis of the 1931 flood, and charts the evolution of one of China's most persistent environmental problems.
Category: History

Riding The River Home

Author : 范成大
ISBN : UOM:39015076124299
Genre : Fiction
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This book presents a complete and annotated English translation of the text Diary of a Boat Trip to Wu, a travel journal written by the famous Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279) government official and writer Fan Chengda (1126-1193). The journal describes a boat journey the author made in teh summer and fall of 1177 from Chengdu (Sichuan) to his home near Suzhou (Jiangsu). Fan's trip covered a distance of approximately 1700 English miles and took 122 days to complete. This Diary of a Boat Trip to Wu is especially valuable because it provides detailed, first-hand descriptions of many aspects of the Song dynasty (960-1279) geography, history, literature, art, and religion. Perhaps most noteworthy are the author's lengthy and often fascinating accounts and assessments of scenic and historic sites he stopped to visit during the trip.
Category: Fiction

The Long Ride Home

Author : Rupert Isaacson
ISBN : 9780241963692
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Heart-breaking, uplifting and full of adventure, The Long Ride Home is the long-awaited sequel to the international bestseller The Horse Boy. Rowan came back from the shamans in Mongolia a changed boy. The three most debilitating effects of his autism - his incontinence, his endless tantruming, and his inability to make friends - were gone. But a year almost to the day since Rowan's improvement he started regressing: the accidents and tantrums reappeared, terrifying his father Rupert. Something had to be done. Father and son embarked on a new quest, journeying from the bushmen of Namibia to the coastal rainforests of Queensland, Australia and finally to the Navajo reservations of the American southwest, where Rowan was transformed - they had begun the Long Ride Home. 'It is probably only once in a critical lifetime that one will be moved almost to tears ... a triumph of the human spirit' Telegraph (on The Horse Boy) 'Magical, miraculous, uplifting' Daily Mail (on The Horse Boy) 'Amazing, astonishing' Sunday Times (on The Horse Boy) Rupert Isaacson is British but lives with his family in Texas, USA. He is an ex-professional horse trainer and founder of The Horse Boy Foundation, which helps to make horses and nature available to other children, autistic or not, all over the world, including the UK. The Horse Boy was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The River Home

Author : Jerry Dennis
ISBN : 9781940941202
Genre : Nature
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In this remarkable collection of essays and stories, winner of the Best Book of the Year Award from the Outdoor Writers Association of America, Jerry Dennis demonstrates why he has emerged as one of America's finest writers on nature and the outdoors. In prose that has drawn comparisons with John Voelker, Sigurd Olson, and Aldo Leopold, Dennis celebrates the simple pleasures and complex challenges of family life, the allure of giant trout, the sacredness of secret places, and such wonders as bad weather, quirky fishing companions, and the occasional naked angler. Ranging from northern Michigan to Iceland, Chile, and the fabled rivers of the American West, The River Home is a passionate record of a life lived fully, crafted with clarity, insight, and good humor—by a writer gifted with an instinct for what matters. PRAISE: "This bright and sharply written book is a guide to a life lived consciously, a prerequisite and bonus of the sport done well." —Lisa Faye Kaplan, USA Today “Collections of essays about the outdoors and fishing crowd the shelves, but Dennis’s fresh writing and marvelous insights merit special attention. This fine collection will appeal to fans of Hal Borland, W.D. Wetherell, and Nick Lyons, as well as to those who enjoy the essays of fiction writers William Tapply and Thomas McGuane.” —Booklist “Even if you’ve never pulled on a pair of waders, you should read this funny and wise book about fly fishing – and a lot more.” —Georgia Times-Union “In this book, Dennis elevates the typical ‘outdoor’ essay, usually a mere recollection of adventures while hunting, fishing, camping, canoeing, or pursuing other outdoor activities. He has transcended the typical by blending in elements of ‘nature’ writing: observation, research, speculation about the world in which the sportsman places himself.” —The Oakland Press
Category: Nature

The Long Legged House

Author : Wendell Berry
ISBN : 9781619020818
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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First published in 1969 and out of print for more than twenty-five years, The Long-Legged House was Wendell Berry's first collection of essays, the inaugural work introducing many of the central issues that have occupied him over the course of his career. Three essays at the heart of this volume The Rise, The Long-Legged House, and A Native Hill are essays of homecoming and memoir, as the writer finds his home place, his native ground, his place on earth. As he later wrote, €œWhat I stand for is what I stand on, and here we see him beginning the acts of rediscovery and resettling.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Where The River Runs

Author : Patti Callahan Henry
ISBN : 1101118334
Genre : Fiction
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New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry delivers an engaging novel about a South Carolina woman who goes back home to face the past—and discovers herself. Meridy Dresden was once a free-spirited, fun-loving girl. All that changed when the boy she loved was killed in a tragic fire. Since then, she alone has carried the burden of a terrible secret. Now, years later, married to a wonderful man and mother of a teenage son, she is shocked to learn that a childhood friend is being blamed for that long-ago fire. Fearful but determined, Meridy returns to the South Carolina Lowcountry and summons the courage to make a decision that may destroy her well-ordered life, her family’s reputation, her contented marriage, and everything she’s worked so hard to protect…including her heart. “Brilliant. Powerful. Magical. Do not miss this book.”—New York Times bestselling author Haywood Smith
Category: Fiction

Flow Of A Long River

Author : Zong-Ming Li
ISBN : 9789814405881
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is a compilation of tributes to a gentleman who has impacted the field of biomedical engineering and musculoskeletal science for four decades through his research, his guidance and mentorships, his friendships, and his love for the field, family, and friends. It provides readers with a view of how one man can impact so many.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

One Long River Of Song

Author : Brian Doyle
ISBN : 9780316492874
Genre : Literary Collections
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#1 SEATTLE TIMES BESTSELLER A playful and moving book of essays by a "born storyteller" (Seattle Times) who invites us into the miraculous and transcendent moments of the everyday When Brian Doyle passed away at the age of sixty after a bout with brain cancer, he left behind a cult-like following of devoted readers who regard his writing as one of the best-kept secrets of the twenty-first century. Doyle writes with a delightful sense of wonder about the sanctity of everyday things, and about love and connection in all their forms: spiritual love, brotherly love, romantic love, and even the love of a nine-foot sturgeon. At a moment when the world can sometimes feel darker than ever, Doyle's writing, which constantly evokes the humor and even bliss that life affords, is a balm. His essays manage to find, again and again, exquisite beauty in the quotidian, whether it's the awe of a child the first time she hears a river, or a husband's whiskers that a grieving widow misses seeing in her sink every morning. Through Doyle's eyes, nothing is dull. David James Duncan sums up Doyle's sensibilities best in his introduction to the collection: "Brian Doyle lived the pleasure of bearing daily witness to quiet glories hidden in people, places and creatures of little or no size, renown, or commercial value, and he brought inimitably playful or soaring or aching or heartfelt language to his tellings." A life's work, One Long River of Song invites readers to experience joy and wonder in ordinary moments that become, under Doyle's rapturous and exuberant gaze, extraordinary.
Category: Literary Collections

The River Home

Author : Hannah Richell
ISBN : 9780733643675
Genre : Fiction
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The river can take you home. But the river can also drag you under... 'It's something she learned years ago - the hard way - and that she knows she will never forget: even the sweetest fruit will fall and rot into the earth, eventually. No matter how deep you bury the pain, the bones of it will rise up to haunt you ... like the echoes of a summer's night, like the river flowing relentlessly on its course.' Margot Sorrell didn't want to go home. She had spent all her adult life trying not to look behind. But a text from her sister Lucy brought her back to Somerset. 'I need you.' As Margot, Lucy and their eldest sister, Eve, reunite in the house they grew up in beside the river, the secrets they keep from each other, and from themselves, refuse to stay hidden. A wedding brings them together but long-simmering resentments threaten to tear the family apart. No one could imagine the way this gathering would change them all forever. And through the sorrow they are forced to confront, there is a chance that healing will also come. But only if the truth is told. The new novel from bestselling author Hannah Richell. A wise and emotionally powerful story of a broken family and the courage it takes to heal.
Category: Fiction

River House

Author : Sarahlee Lawrence
ISBN : 9780982569139
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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As a girl growing up in remote central Oregon, Sarahlee Lawrence dreamed of leaving her small town in search of adventure. By the age of twenty-one, she had rafted some of the most dangerous rivers of the world as an accomplished river guide. But living her dream as guide and advocate, riding and cleaning the arteries of the world, led her back to the place she least expected to find herself--her dusty beginnings and her family's ranch. River House is the beautiful chronicle of a daughter's return and her relationship with her father, whom she enlists to brave the cold winter and help her build a log house"--Cover flap.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Long Home

Author : J.T. Stilson
ISBN : 9781490854830
Genre : Fiction
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The friendship of three buddies, Adam, Nim, and Rocky, goes bad. Two die, but all of them enter into new life with the Prince in charge of world affairs. The mystery of their deaths in the old age looms in the background. Will anyone be held responsible? A crusty detective takes up their cause but is blocked. Adam endures the wilderness to find his family. They lead him to his new mission: to teach thousands of orphans about life and love. Nim deals with loss and an enemy from the past, and Rocky changes his identity. One of them plans insurrection. This book explores future relationships set in a global society where time doesn’t seem to matter. Working within a righteous society governed by the Prince, citizens must invent technology to advance industry, economy, art, and science, while learning new traditions of the spirit world and worship. Immortals live peacefully with mortals who don’t always comply. Evil has been restrained, except in the hearts of some. Can tensions be resolved to assure peace? Only Rule in heaven knows, and He’s not ready to reveal answers. It’s a wild ride.
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The Long Road Home

Author : Harry Saunders
ISBN : 9781426957208
Genre : Fiction
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Based upon a true story, The Long Road Home tells the tale of a young man who yearns to join the military and fight the enemy during World War II. Sixteen-year-old Bill knows that he wanted to join the army, but he discovers that he must be eighteen to enlist. Caught up in the emotions of the world at war, he decides to hitchhike to Canada to join the Royal Canadian Air Force, where the minimum age is just sixteen. He sets out from Gainesville, Florida, to hitchhike to Canada. Along the way, he experiences exciting adventures when he seeks employment to pay for his travels. He finds jobs as an orange picker and a lumberjack. He works on a fishing boat, in a circus, and on a farm as he learns to be a man and to take responsible for himself. But when a terrible accident befalls him, it threatens to end his journey and his dream of joining the RCAF. In order to survive, he must find a new maturity within to continue his journey to manhood.
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The Platypus

Author : Tom Grant
ISBN : 0868401439
Genre : Nature
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Along with the kangaroos, the platypus is totally identified with Australia, and no other living animal has intrigues and fascinated the layperson and the scientist to quite the same degree. This book confines itself to the know facts rather than to the myths and legends with surround this beautiful, secretive and shy creature. In a clear narrative style assisted by superb illustrations, The Platypus takes us through the four seasons in the life of a platypus, describing for us what they eat, where they live, how they reproduce and how they are adapted for survival in an environment that is periodically ravaged by floods and droughts. This third edition of The Platypus has been thoroughly revised and re-designed enabling the reader to be fully up-to-date on the latest research findings about this unique Australian creature.
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International Watercourses Law In The Nile River Basin

Author : Tadesse Kassa Woldetsadik
ISBN : 9781135126957
Genre : Law
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The Nile River and its basin extend over a distinctive geophysical cord connecting eleven sovereign states from Egypt to Tanzania, which are home to an estimated population of 422.2 million people. The Nile is an essential source of water for domestic, industrial and agricultural uses throughout the basin, yet for more than a century it has been at the centre of continuous and conflicting claims and counter-claims to rights of utilization of the resource. In this book the author examines the multifaceted legal regulation of the Nile. He re-constructs the legal and historical origin and functioning of the British Nile policies in Ethiopia by examining the composition of the Anglo-Ethiopian Treaty of 1902, and analyses its ramifications on contemporary riparian discourse involving Ethiopia and Sudan. The book also reflects on two fairly established legal idioms - the natural and historical rights expressions – which constitute central pillars of the claims of downstream rights in the Nile basin; the origin, essence and legal authority of the notions has been assessed on the basis of the normative dictates of contemporary international watercourses law. Likewise, the book examines the non-treaty based claims of rights of the basin states to the Nile waters, setting out what the equitable uses principle entails as a means of reconciling competing riparian interests, and most importantly, how its functioning affects contemporary legal settings. The author then presents the concentrated diplomatic movements of the basin states in negotiations on the Transitional Institutional Mechanism of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) - pursued since the 1990’s, and explains why the substance of water use rights still continued to be perceived diversely among basin states. Finally, the specific legal impediments that held back progress in negotiations on the Nile Basin Cooperative Framework are presented in context.
Category: Law

Discovering Ancient Egypt

Author : Erin Staley
ISBN : 9781622758272
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The world of mummies, pharaohs, and pyramids leaps off the pages of this upper elementary guide to ancient Egyptian civilization. Readers will discover the history and culture of ancient Egypt, from the earliest settlers of the Nile to the final dynasty of Antony and Cleopatra. Egypt’s most famous inventions—including papyrus, hieroglyphs, and the 365-day calendar—are presented along with facts about its pantheon of deities and highly organized class system. A final discussion of how modern culture continues to benefit from its techniques and styles is sure to make readers want to delve deeper into the world of ancient Egypt.
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The Long Way Home

Author : Bonnie Ridley Kraft
ISBN : 9781457507298
Genre : Fiction
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Sylvia Duncan has recently departed post-communist Czechoslovakia to come to Amsterdam, at the invitation of Nico DiCapelli. Instead, she runs into Salvadore San Martin and his motorcycle. Literally. So begins a long and perilous chase across The Netherlands and Belgium, as they find themselves once again tangling with the deadly and unscrupulous Colombian drug lord, Eduardo Fuentes. But this time, there is another player in this dangerous contest, Salvadore's brother, Raul San Martin. There is no mistaking whose side Raul is on, as he has earned the sobriquet "la mano izquierda" - the Left Hand of Eduardo Fuentes. How does Salvadore figure into all this? And will Nico be able to untangle the conundrum before Sylvia once again falls under the control of the drug lord? It's a long way home, indeed. But some won't make it home at all."
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My River Home

Author : Marcus Eriksen
ISBN : UOM:39015068813925
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Eriksen grew up, alongside the other kids in his hometown outside New Orleans, playing war games and looking up to the veterans in town. At seventeen, he enlisted in the Marine Corps. While in college, as the first war in Iraq started, his reserve unit was called into battle. He finished his schoolwork, said goodbye to professors, family, and friends, and headed to the Middle East.".
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The Long Road Home And Other Short Stories From The Silences In The Gospel Of Mark

Author : James S. Lowry
ISBN : 9781621896821
Genre : Religion
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Borrowing from the ancient rabbinic use of midrash as a means of opening Scripture to students, James Lowry has chosen six texts from among those in which he believes Mark deliberately left silences. The author is convinced Mark hoped his readers would be encouraged to raise a variety of possibilities as to what the evangelist left unsaid. Beginning with Mark choosing not to name the temptations of Jesus (Mark 1:12-13) and concluding with Mark choosing to conclude his narrative with the women leaving the tomb of Jesus in stunned silence (Mark 16:8), Lowry spins short stories that suggest several alternative ideas as to how the biblical narrative might have played. In half of the tales, Lowry enters the text and adds fictitious material to Mark's narrative. In the other half, his stories are set in the small textile town of Great Falls, South Carolina, where the author grew up in the 1950s. The hope is these stories will encourage readers of Mark and groups of his readers to raise other possibilities.
Category: Religion