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A Strong West Wind

A Strong West Wind

A Memoir

  • Author: Gail Caldwell
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 0307430472
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 256
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In this exquisitely rendered memoir set on the high plains of Texas, Pulitzer Prize winner Gail Caldwell transforms into art what it is like to come of age in a particular time and place. A Strong West Wind begins in the 1950s in the wilds of the Texas Panhandle–a place of both boredom and beauty, its flat horizons broken only by oil derricks, grain elevators, and church steeples. Its story belongs to a girl who grew up surrounded by dust storms and cattle ranches and summer lightning, who took refuge from the vastness of the land and the ever-present wind by retreating into books. What she found there, from renegade women to men who lit out for the territory, turned out to offer a blueprint for her own future. Caldwell would grow up to become a writer, but first she would have to fall in love with a man who was every mother’s nightmare, live through the anguish and fire of the Vietnam years, and defy the father she adored, who had served as a master sergeant in the Second World War. A Strong West Wind is a memoir of culture and history–of fathers and daughters, of two world wars and the passionate rebellions of the sixties. But it is also about the mythology of place and the evolution of a sensibility: about how literature can shape and even anticipate a life. Caldwell possesses the extraordinary ability to illuminate the desires, stories, and lives of ordinary people. Written with humanity, urgency, and beautiful restraint, A Strong West Wind is a magical and unforgettable book, destined to become an American classic. From the Hardcover edition.

Expose and Uproot

Expose and Uproot

Doing Targeted Prayer Warfare

  • Author: Onyechi Daniel
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1468504118
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: N.A
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Satan will like to stop you from reading this book in which his schemes have been exposed in great detail. The revelations in this book will make the kingdom of darkness vulnerable to the onslaught of prayer-warriors. It is not enough to pray 'generally' against satanic devices, but doing targeted prayer warfare against different satanic devices is the sure way to devastate Satan's kingdom. You must read this book. Believe it and practice its truth. Pray the prayers that will turn around all your captivities and the bondage experienced in your environment now! Exposing Satanic Devices series will come in volumes. Each volume is packaged as a complete and separate book which can be appreciated with or without reference to previous or subsequent volumes. However, reading through all the volumes in the series will be a more complete study in dealing with varied satanic devices.

The American Journal of Science

The American Journal of Science

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
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The Far Side of the World (Vol. Book 10) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

The Far Side of the World (Vol. Book 10) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

  • Author: Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393063828
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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The inspiration for the major new motion picture starring Russell Crowe. The war of 1812 continues, and Jack Aubrey sets course for Cape Horn on a mission after his own heart: intercepting a powerful American frigate outward bound to play havoc with the British whaling trade. Stephen Maturin has fish of his own to fry in the world of secret intelligence. Disaster in various guises awaits them in the Great South Sea and in the far reaches of the Pacific: typhoons, castaways, shipwrecks, murder, and criminal insanity.

Trip to the West and Texas

Trip to the West and Texas

Comprising a Journey of Eight Thousand Miles, Through New-York, Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Louisiana and Texas, in the Autumn and Winter of 1834-5 : Interspersed with Anecdotes, Incidents and Observations

  • Author: Amos Andrew Parker
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Chicago (Ill.)
  • Page: 276
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Boundary Waters Canoe Area: Western Region

Boundary Waters Canoe Area: Western Region

Western Region

  • Author: Robert Beymer,Louis Dzierzak
  • Publisher: Wilderness Press
  • ISBN: 0899974600
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 288
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Enjoy the adventure of a lifetime with thousands of lakes and streams, over 1,200 miles of canoe routes, 160 miles of portage trails, and 2,000 campsites--all part of a true paddler's paradise. This companion volume to the Eastern Region edition has been fully updated by area journalist Dzierzak, with trip descriptions and full coverage of 50-plus entry points and routes.

New Zealand Māori Word Encyclopedia

New Zealand Māori Word Encyclopedia

  • Author: Sally-Anne Lambert
  • Publisher: WE International Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780473111984
  • Category: English language
  • Page: 832
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Words from Williams Māori to English dictionary used but arranged by topic, including Our selves, Our world and Our bodies etc., including Māori words that are equal to English phrases. Also includes an alphabetical index in English.

More Than a Memoir

More Than a Memoir

  • Author: Nelson J. Leonard
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 159926790X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 423
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In this unusual autobiography you will find the full story of a life spanning much of the twentieth century. Selective reading will disclose How a teacher/scientist may develop The importance of focus and integrity The fascination of doing chemical and biochemical research with students and colleagues The excitement of discovery and of facing new challenges Personal details about family life and friendships Career choices and diversions Plus In the 23 (!) appendices, you will find details concerning Other activities attendant upon a career in science The influence of conferences, symposia, and international scientific connections The coworkers who built the reputation of the author

Selected College Poems

Selected College Poems

  • Author: Sengupta, A. (ed.),A. (ed.)
  • Publisher: Orient Blackswan
  • ISBN: 9788125003830
  • Category:
  • Page: 136
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Selected College Poems presents a cross-section of English language poetry suitable for the undergraduate General English course. While the major part of the anthology consists of British poetry from Shakespeare to Dylan Thomas, a few selected American and Indian poets have also been included. Each poem is preceded by an introductory note on the poet and the poem in particular and is followed by detailed explanatory notes.

A Life Outdoors

A Life Outdoors

Essays on Hunting, Gathering and Country Living in the 21st Century

  • Author: Robert D. Sopuck
  • Publisher: FriesenPress
  • ISBN: 1460245288
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 232
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The 21st Century is a time of profound and wrenching change. The phrase “stop the world, I want to get off” never seemed more appropriate. Robert Sopuck caught his first fish at age 4 in the presence of his father. That fish set off a lifetime of exploration of the natural world. He and his bride, the inestimable Caroline, live on 480 acres of wild land south of Manitoba’s Riding Mountain National Park. This book is about their way of life as modern country people who have developed a profound relationship with the land, wildlife, and the ecosystem that supports them. This book describes a way of living with Nature via detailed, funny, informative, and sometimes poignant essays. The first essay, “It All Started with This Fish,” describes the beginning of this journey while the second last, “Hunting with Dad” describes his emotions while speaking at his father’s funeral about their shared outdoor experiences that made him who he is. In between there are hunting stories, “how to” essays on wild food preparation, and descriptions of unique wildlife experiences. “A Life Outdoors” will show the reader that there is a way of life “out there” that is authentic, joyous, and profound.

Awake, My Heart

Awake, My Heart

Daily Devotional Studies for the Year

  • Author: J. Sidlow Baxter
  • Publisher: Kregel Publications
  • ISBN: 9780825493690
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 384
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With more than one million copies in print, this devotional continues to encourage readers. "This is a rich mine of information and inspiration." --Moody Magazine"

Boy Scouts Handbook

Boy Scouts Handbook

Original 1911 Edition

  • Author: Boy Scouts of America
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1616081988
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 448
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A reprint of the first Boy Scouts handbook from 1911 covers woodcraft, camping, signs and signaling, first aid, chivalry, and games.

Across Thibet

Across Thibet

Being a Translation of De Paris Au Tonkin ... Travers Le Tibet Inconnu

  • Author: Gabriel Bonvalot,C. B. Pitman
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108046347
  • Category: History
  • Page: 244
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In this two-volume 1891 work, French explorer Bonvalot describes an expedition across Tibet to Hanoi in French Indochina.

Time's Telescope

Time's Telescope

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Almanacs, English
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United States Congressional Serial Set

United States Congressional Serial Set

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Elizabethan Sea Dogs

Elizabethan Sea Dogs

  • Author: William Charles Henry Wood
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 146556621X
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In the early spring of 1476 the Italian Giovanni Caboto, who, like Christopher Columbus, was a seafaring citizen of Genoa, transferred his allegiance to Venice. The Roman Empire had fallen a thousand years before. Rome now held temporal sway only over the States of the Church, which were weak in armed force, even when compared with the small republics, dukedoms, and principalities which lay north and south. But Papal Rome, as the head and heart of a spiritual empire, was still a world-power; and the disunited Italian states were first in the commercial enterprise of the age as well as in the glories of the Renaissance. North of the Papal domain, which cut the peninsula in two parts, stood three renowned Italian cities: Florence, the capital of Tuscany, leading the world in arts; Genoa, the home of Caboto and Columbus, teaching the world the science of navigation; and Venice, mistress of the great trade route between Europe and Asia, controlling the world's commerce. Thus, in becoming a citizen of Venice, Giovanni Caboto the Genoese was leaving the best home of scientific navigation for the best home of sea-borne trade. His very name was no bad credential. Surnames often come from nicknames; and for a Genoese to be called Il Caboto was as much as for an Arab of the Desert to be known to his people as The Horseman. Cabottággio now means no more than coasting trade. But before there was any real ocean commerce it referred to the regular sea-borne trade of the time; and Giovanni Caboto must have either upheld an exceptional family tradition or struck out an exceptional line for himself to have been known as John the Skipper among the many other expert skippers hailing from the port of Genoa.

The Holy Bible: HCSB Digital Text Edition

The Holy Bible: HCSB Digital Text Edition

Holman Christian Standard Bible Optimized for Digital Readers

  • Author: Holman Bible Publishers
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 1433601524
  • Category: Bibles
  • Page: 1072
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This updated text edition of the HCSB is optimized for easy reading on digital devices. Free from the visual clutter of footnotes, cross references, and other links, this edition is fast to navigate and easy to use. The HCSB was developed by 100 scholars and English stylists from 17 denominations, who prayerfully translated what is one of the most significant Bible translations available today. The HCSB reflects linguistic advances in vocabulary, grammar, punctuation and formatting while it retains meaningful theological terms. In the HCSB you'll find God's personal name (Yahweh), the use of "Messiah" in the New Testament, and the use of "slave" in the New Testament, just to name a few examples. Also, you'll notice the contemporary speech patterns in the HCSB mean that words like "behold" and "shall" are not used. Instead, words or phrases that are common today can be found in their place. The HCSB employs a first-of-its kind translation philosophy known as Optimal Equivalence, which seeks to achieve an optimal balance of literary precision and emotive clarity through a comprehensive analysis of the text at every level. This process assures maximum transfer of both words and thoughts contained in the original.

The Apologetics Study Bible

The Apologetics Study Bible

  • Author: Ted Cabal
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 1433600900
  • Category: Bibles
  • Page: 2048
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The Apologetics Study Bible will help today's Christian better understand, defend and proclaim their beliefs in this age of increasing moral and spiritual relativism. More than one-hundred key questions and articles placed throughout the volume about faith and science prompt a rewarding study experience at every reading. Highlights of this new thinking person’s edition of God’s Word include the full text of the popular Holman CSB® translation, an introduction to each Bible book focusing on its inherent elements of apologetics, and profiles of historic Christian apologists from Justin Martyr to C.S. Lewis. Also featured are valuable contributions from a who’s-who of modern apologists such as Chuck Colson, Norm Geisler, Hank Hanegraaff, Josh McDowell, Albert Mohler, Ravi Zacharias, and many more. • The best apologetics thinkers of our day in one resource• The study Bible for customers asking the really hard questions about their faith• No other study Bible has the depth of resources that address the hard questions of faith and life• Serious help for Christians of all types• Tears down the obstacles to belief• Shows why the Bible is trustworthy• Allows Christians to dig into false teachings to see why they’re false• Will strengthen the church and give confidence to those who share their faith• Will better equip church leaders THE BEST APOLOGETICS THINKERS OF OUR DAY IN ONE RESOURCE (100+ CHRISTIAN APOLOGISTS):- Ted Cabal- Lee Strobel - Chuck Colson- Paul Copan- Norm Geisler- Hank Hanegraaff- Josh McDowell- Albert Mohler- J.P. Moreland- Ravi Zacharias- and many more Features MORE THAN 100 FEATURED ARTICLES IN CATEGORIES SUCH AS• Ethics• Interpreting the Bible in Light of Science• The Impact of Archaeology and History on Our Understanding the Bible• The Bible in Light of Theology• Christian Faith and Non-Christian Belief Systems• Christian Faith and Philosophy• Featured study notes that explain alleged “problem” passages in the Bible• 50 sidebars (Twisted Scripture) focusing on Bible passages misused by cults• Index of special articles for quick and easy access• Book introductions with special emphasis on anything of an apologetics nature• Profiles of key Christian apologists - Anselm - Athanasius - Augustine - Joseph Butler - C.S. Lewis - Irenaeus - Justin Martyr - Origen - William Paley - Blaise Pascal• End of verse Scripture references• Presentation page• Plan of Salvation• Two-column Bible text setting• Topical subheads• Translation footnotes• Holman CSB® bullet notes• Introduction to the Holman CSB®

The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

  • Author: Selma Lagerloef
  • Publisher: The Floating Press
  • ISBN: 1776533275
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 493
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Younger readers who enjoy fantasy tales like the Harry Potter series will love Selma Lagerloef's timeless classic The Wonderful Adventures of Nils. One day while his parents are out, Nils encounters a magical being who shrinks him to a fraction of his former size. Nils then sets off on a cross-country adventure, hitching a ride on a goose and learning about the wonders of nature in the process.

The Natural History of the Bible

The Natural History of the Bible

An Environmental Exploration of the Hebrew Scriptures

  • Author: Daniel J. Hillel
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231508336
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 376
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Traversing river valleys, steppes, deserts, rain-fed forests, farmlands, and seacoasts, the early Israelites experienced all the contrasting ecological domains of the ancient Near East. As they grew from a nomadic clan to become a nation-state in Canaan, they interacted with indigenous societies of the region, absorbed selective elements of their cultures, and integrated them into a radically new culture of their own. Daniel Hillel reveals the interplay between the culture of the Israelites and the environments within which it evolved. More than just affecting their material existence, the region's ecology influenced their views of creation and the creator, their conception of humanity's role on Earth, their own distinctive identity and destiny, and their ethics. In The Natural History of the Bible, Hillel shows how the eclectic experiences of the Israelites shaped their perception of the overarching unity governing nature's varied manifestations. Where other societies idolized disparate and capricious forces of nature, the Israelites discerned essential harmony and higher moral purpose. Inspired by visionary prophets, they looked to a singular, omnipresent, omnipotent force of nature mandating justice and compassion in human affairs. Monotheism was promoted as state policy and centralized in the Temple of Jerusalem. After it was destroyed and the people were exiled, a collection of scrolls distilling the nation's memories and spiritual quest served as the focus of faith in its stead. A prominent environmental scientist who surveyed Israel's land and water resources and has worked on agricultural development projects throughout the region, Daniel Hillel is a uniquely qualified expert on the natural history of the lands of the Bible. Combining his scientific work with a passionate, life-long study of the Bible, Hillel offers new perspectives on biblical views of the environment and the origin of ethical monotheism as an outgrowth of the Israelites' internalized experiences.