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The River Why

The River Why

  • Author: David James Duncan
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0316261211
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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The classic novel of fly fishing and spirituality, originally published in 1983. Since its publication in 1983, THE RIVER WHY has become a classic. David James Duncan's sweeping novel is a coming-of-age comedy about love, nature, and the quest for self-discovery, written in a voice as distinct and powerful as any in American letters. Gus Orviston is a young fly fisherman who leaves behind his comically schizoid family to find his own path. Taking refuge in a remote cabin, he sets out in pursuit of the Pacific Northwest's elusive steelhead. But what begins as a physical quarry becomes a spiritual one as his quest for self-knowledge batters him with unforeseeable experiences. Profoundly reflective about our connection to nature and to one another, THE RIVER WHY is also a comedic rollercoaster. Like Gus, the reader emerges utterly changed, stripped bare by the journey Duncan so expertly navigates.

Bridge Over The River Why

Bridge Over The River Why

A Guide for Those Who Have Suffered the Loss of a Child to Suicide

  • Author: David Cooper,Deborah Cooper
  • Publisher: FriesenPress
  • ISBN: 152552240X
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 72
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“In Bridge Over the River Why, the Coopers have succeeded in a dual task documenting their own journey through the grief of losing their son Eli by suicide, while at the same time providing a valuable resource for anyone who has had to face the same terrible tragedy. They start with the premise that “doing and feeling” are the key components of moving forward and have a core message to deliver: “as bereaved parents, we want you to know this is survivable”. This short book blends the personal inquiry of David and Deborah, populated with meaningful quotations and practical advice. They challenge readers to harness their own resilience and list a series of brief tips ranging from how to talk to friends- “the more we talk about the loss, the more real it becomes...talk about your child often”. Keeping Eli’s name in day to day conversation helped them move forward. There are different ways to carry on the legacy of a loved one. Some keep a photo album, while others focus on sponsoring a memorial lecture or a scholarship. In their search for meaning, the Coopers are committed to addressing a significant gap in the mental health services for people like Eli, by establishing Eli’s Place, a rural residential treatment and transition centre, dedicated to holistic therapeutic techniques for young adults. As a psychiatrist working in the fields of depression and suicide, I am inspired by this initiative and believe this is an important step in building strong partnerships between persons who have lived through serious mental health challenges, and those who provide professional care.” —Sidney H. Kennedy, MD Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto Arthur Sommer Rotenberg Chair in Suicide and Depression Studies, St. Michael’s Hospital "This book is an excellent guide for parents and others grappling with a suicide loss. The Coopers are an authentic compassionate pair of voices that speak from their lived experience. Cross the bridge and take the journey with them. A journey of tears and ultimately, hopefulness." —Alex Shendelman, Program Manager The Survivor Support Program, Distress Centres, Toronto, and a survivor of suicide loss

Aus der Mitte entspringt ein Fluß

Aus der Mitte entspringt ein Fluß

Roman

  • Author: Norman Maclean
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 3105609571
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 194
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Die packende Geschichte zweier ungleicher Brüder, die sich trotzdem nahestehen. Ort: der Westen von Montana; die Zeit: Sommer 1937. Die Brüder treffen sich zum Fliegenfischen und verleben einige glückliche Tage. Der Ausflug nimmt jedoch ein tragisches Ende, als einer der Brüder erschlagen aufgefunden wird. Der Roman von Norman Maclean wurde überaus erfolgreich von Robert Redford verfilmt. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

A Foot in the River

A Foot in the River

Why Our Lives Change - and the Limits of Evolution

  • Author: Felipe Fernández-Armesto
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0198744420
  • Category: History
  • Page: 294
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We are a weird species. Like other species, we have a culture. But by comparison with other species, we are strangely unstable: human cultures self-transform, diverge, and multiply with bewildering speed. They vary, radically and rapidly, from time to time and place to place. And the way we live--our manners, morals, habits, experiences, relationships, technology, values--seems to be changing at an ever accelerating pace. The effects can be dislocating, baffling, sometimes terrifying. Why is this? In A Foot in the River, best-selling historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto sifts through the evidence and offers some radical answers to these very big questions about the human species and its history--and speculates on what these answers might mean for our future. Combining insights from a huge range of disciplines, including history, biology, anthropology, archaeology, philosophy, sociology, ethology, zoology, primatology, psychology, linguistics, the cognitive sciences, and even business studies, he argues that culture is exempt from evolution. Ultimately, no environmental conditions, no genetic legacy, no predictable patterns, no scientific laws determine our behaviour. We can consequently make and remake our world in the freedom of unconstrained imaginations. A revolutionary book which challenges scientistic assumptions about culture and how and why cultural change happens, A Foot in the River comes to conclusions which readers may well find by turns both daunting and also potentially hugely liberating.

Wir sehen uns am Meer

Wir sehen uns am Meer

Roman

  • Author: Dorit Rabinyan
  • Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
  • ISBN: 3462316281
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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Romeo und Julia heute: Von der unmöglichen Liebe zwischen einer Jüdin und einem Palästinenser Die Tel Aviverin Liat lernt in New York den Maler Chilmi kennen, der aus Ramallah stammt. Die beiden verlieben sich, wohl wissend, dass ihre Liebe keine Zukunft hat: Wenn die Zeit in New York vorbei ist, wird auch die Beziehung, die eigentlich nicht sein darf, zu Ende gehen. Doch Liat und Chilmi haben die Rechnung ohne ihre Gefühle gemacht ... In der Heimat hätten sie sich nie kennengelernt, aber durch einen Zufall treffen die Israelin Liat und der Palästinenser Chilmi in New York aufeinander und verlieben sich. Liat kämpft mit sich, denn weder ihre Eltern noch ihre jüdischen New Yorker Freunde dürfen von der Beziehung erfahren, die ein klares Enddatum hat: Wenn Liat zurück nach Israel geht, ist Schluss. Doch Gefühle lassen sich nicht einfach abstellen, und die Herkunft der beiden sowie die Perspektivlosigkeit belasten ihre Gegenwart – eine Zukunft scheint unmöglich. Gibt es einen Ausweg, oder ist das private Glück vor dem Hintergrund des Konflikts der beiden Völker unmöglich? Ein Roman, der mit großer Wucht und in einer bildreichen, emotionalen Sprache von einer aussichtslosen Liebe erzählt. Das Buch wurde vom israelischen Erziehungsminister im Januar dieses Jahres von der Lektüreliste der Oberstufe gestrichen, was auch in Deutschland ein starkes Presseecho hervorrief.

The River Dove

The River Dove

With Some Quiet Thoughts on the Happy Practice of Angling

  • Author: John Lavicount Anderdon
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Dove, River (Derbyshire and Staffordshire, England)
  • Page: 296
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Am Fluß

Am Fluß

  • Author: Esther Kinsky
  • Publisher: Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag
  • ISBN: 3957570549
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 387
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Auf der Longlist für den Deutschen Buchpreis 2014 Alte Fabriken, ärmliche Häuser, aber auch unverhoffte Streifen von Wildnis: eine Landschaft an der Grenze zwischen Stadt und Land, bevölkert von aus ihren Ordnungen gefallenen Menschen, wie sie das wahre Leben am Rande jeder Metropole prägen. In neun Etappen eines Spaziergangs in der Gegend um den River Lea im Osten Londons verfolgt Esther Kinsky die sich überlagernden Spuren ersönlicher Geschichte und urbaner Historie dieser Flusslandschaft und nutzt die Wildnis des Marschlands als Freiraum für Erinnerung und Reflexion. Der River Lea wird zur Grenzmarkierung und zugleich zu einem Wegweiser: Erfahrung und Wahrnehmung finden an ihm eine Schranke und ein Ziel. »Am Fluss« ist ein Buch über das Sehen, über Erkenntnis durch Betrachtung, in dem Esther Kinsky die Frage nach den Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Sichtbarmachung von Welt neu stellt.

A New Map of the River Thames from Oxford to London, from Entirely New Surveys, Taken During the Summer of 1871

A New Map of the River Thames from Oxford to London, from Entirely New Surveys, Taken During the Summer of 1871

With a Guide, Giving Every Information Required by the Tourist, the Oarsman, and the Angler

  • Author: Henry Taunt
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Thames River (England)
  • Page: 79
  • View: 909
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Preaching Through the Year of Luke

Preaching Through the Year of Luke

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9780819225184
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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An Inquiry Into the Usage of Baptizo and the Nature of Johannic Baptism

An Inquiry Into the Usage of Baptizo and the Nature of Johannic Baptism

As Exhibited in the Holy Scriptures

  • Author: James Wilkinson Dale
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Baptism
  • Page: 420
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Historical Account of the Navigable Rivers, Canals, and Railways, of Great Britain

Historical Account of the Navigable Rivers, Canals, and Railways, of Great Britain

  • Author: Joseph Priestley
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108069959
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 738
  • View: 4877
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A standard reference work in its day, this 1831 account provides alphabetical entries relating to British waterways and railways.

Geomorphological Survey in the Area Between Rio Destierro and Rio Reventazon in Costa Rica

Geomorphological Survey in the Area Between Rio Destierro and Rio Reventazon in Costa Rica

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Bib. Orton IICA / CATIE
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Wild Wales

Wild Wales

Its People, Language and Scenery

  • Author: George Henry Borrow
  • Publisher: Digital Antiquaria
  • ISBN: 1580572839
  • Category: History
  • Page: 579
  • View: 9183
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I will not be hushed, said the woman, speaking English. "The man is a good man, and he will do us no harm. We are tinkers, sir; but we do many things besides tinkering, many sinful things, especially in Wales, whither we are soon going again. Oh, I want to be eased of some of my sins before I go into Wales again, and so do you, Tourlough, for you know how you are sometimes haunted by devils at night in those dreary Welsh hills.

Der Fluss

Der Fluss

  • Author: Gary Paulsen
  • Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3646920165
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 160
  • View: 2419
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Vor zwei Jahren hat der 15-jährige Brian nach einem Flugzeugabsturz allein in der Wildnis überlebt. Kaum hat der Medienrummel um ihn nachgelassen, tritt die Regierung an ihn heran: Brian soll seine Robinsonade wiederholen, damit er seine Fähigkeiten weitergeben und für Überlebenstrainings nutzbar machen kann. Nach anfänglichem Zögern stimmt er zu, sich mit dem Psychologen Derek erneut in der Wildnis aussetzen zu lassen. Doch schon kurz nach ihrer Ankunft geraten sie in ein Unwetter, in dem ihr Funkgerät zerstört und Derek schwer verletzt wird. Wieder ist Brian ganz auf sich allein gestellt ...

The Auction: a Romance

The Auction: a Romance

A Novel of the Dreamtime

  • Author: Anna Erishkigal
  • Publisher: Seraphim Press
  • ISBN: 0985489677
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 426
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Dumped at the altar and left without a home, Rosie Xalbadora takes a job as a governess at the edge of the Australian outback. There she meets Pippa Bristow, a sensitive child who copes with her parent's bitter divorce by escaping into a magical world of fairy queens and unicorns. Pippa's enigmatic single father, Adam Bristow, will do what it takes to keep his daughter safe from his manipulative oil heiress ex-wife. Struggling to shield Pippa from her mother's games, Rosie must face the ghosts of her own painful past while fighting a growing attraction to her handsome, emotionally unavailable employer. But help comes in the form of a quirky, elderly neighbor; a welcoming Outback town, and two horsemen who visit Rosie each night in her dreams. When Rosie and Pippa act impulsively to save a small, white pony from slaughter, their ill-timed compassion puts Adam's custody dispute, Pippa's fantasies, and Rosie's worst fears all up for bid in an epic courtroom showdown. The Auction blends the heart-wrenching, Gothic undertones of Jane Eyre with the can-do spirit of The Horse Whisperer, and just a hint of the supernatural. * Keywords: Australia, Australian romance, Australia romance, Aussie romance, horse romance, horse auction, horse, horses, nanny, nanny romance, governess, governess romance, Jane Eyre, teacher, teacher romance, Australia, Aussie, Oz, Aboriginal myth, Aboriginal mythology, Mimi, Mimis, Dreamtime, Aboriginal Dreamtime, First Australians, Condamine River, fracking, animal abuse, horse abuse, horse slaughter, custody dispute, custody battle, bitter custody dispute, mental illness, divorce, child custody, child abuse, child neglect, bitter divorce, divorce trial, single father, single dad, dating after divorce, australian outback romance books, Jimeta, dressage, natural horsemanship, what to read after The Horse Whisperer, life after divorce, Queensland, Darling Downs, what to read after the thorn birds, Toowoomba, what to read after the man from snowy river, Millmerran, cattle station, cattle ranch, ranch, station, cattle station, ghost, ghosts, ghost rider, fairy, fairies, fairy queen, gothic, Gothic romance

Of Woods and Waters

Of Woods and Waters

A Kentucky Outdoors Reader

  • Author: Ron Ellis
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 0813145767
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 432
  • View: 9894
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From the moment Daniel Boone first "gained the summit of a commanding ridge, and...beheld the ample plains, the beauteous tracts below," generations of Kentuckians have developed rich and enduring relationships with the land that surrounds them. Of Woods & Waters: A Kentucky Outdoors Reader is filled with loving tributes, written across the Commonwealth's two centuries, offered in celebration of Kentucky's widely varied environmental wonders that nurture both life and art. Ron Ellis, an outdoors enthusiast and noted writer, has gathered art, fiction, personal essays and poetry from many of Kentucky's best-known authors for this comprehensive collection. The anthology begins with famed illustrator John James Audubon's eloquent account of extracting catfish from the Ohio River and progresses through over fifty contributions by both established and emerging writers. Covering two hundred years of hunting, fishing, camping, cooking, hiking, and canoeing in Kentucky's woods and waters, these classic and original works show how writers have, as celebrated Kentucky historian Thomas D. Clark suggests, "fallen under the spell of the land." Of Woods & Waters does not merely recount fond memories. Many authors presented in this collection echo the sentiments of the award-winning novelist and essayist Barbara Kingsolver, who writes, "Much of what I know about life, and almost everything I believe about the way I want to live, was formed in those woods" adjacent to her birthplace in Nicholas County, Kentucky. The works collected in Of Woods & Waters serve to honor and defend what many recognize as a sadly declining way of life, one born out of genuine reverence for the beauty and bounty of nature. The contributions of Wendell Berry, Janice Holt Giles, Bobbie Ann Mason, Jesse Stuart, James Still, Robert Penn Warren, James Baker Hall, Silas House, and other esteemed authors examine the delicate balances that must be struck between humanity and nature, between progress and sustainable living. While raising these crucial questions, these writings center on connections among friends and family in Kentucky's beautiful natural surroundings. The authors spin tales of the whistling wings of ducks overhead, the heart-pounding excitement of a white-tailed buck's sudden appearance, the joy of childhood plunges into cold lake waters after hours of climbing trees, and the thrill of watching sons and daughters catch their first fish. In these writings, the bountiful Kentucky wilderness that first captivated frontier settlers remains vibrantly alive.

Picoeconomics

Picoeconomics

The Strategic Interaction of Successive Motivational States Within the Person

  • Author: George Ainslie
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521260930
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 440
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Dr. Ainslie examines an elementary human paradox: that we are endangered by our own wishes.

River Teeth

River Teeth

Stories and Writings

  • Author: David James Duncan
  • Publisher: Dial Press
  • ISBN: 0440336511
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 272
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In his passionate, luminous novels, David James Duncan has won the devotion of countless critics and readers, earning comparisons to Harper Lee, Tom Robbins, and J.D. Salinger, to name just a few. Now Duncan distills his remarkable powers of observation into this unique collection of short stories and essays. At the heart of Duncan's tales are characters undergoing the complex and violent process of transformation, with results both painful and wondrous. Equally affecting are his nonfiction reminiscences, the "river teeth" of the title. He likens his memories to the remains of old-growth trees that fall into Northwestern rivers and are sculpted by time and water. These experiences—shaped by his own river of time—are related with the art and grace of a master storyteller. In River Teeth, a uniquely gifted American writer blends two forms, taking us into the rivers of truth and make-believe, and all that lies in between.

Conversations in Early American History, 1492-1837

Conversations in Early American History, 1492-1837

A Comprehensive Question and Answer Guide

  • Author: Mark Phillips
  • Publisher: A J Cornell Publications
  • ISBN: 0972743952
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 246
  • View: 1642
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5-star review from Midwest Book Review: "There are better ways to present info than ten pound text books. "Conversations in Early American History 1492-1837: A Comprehensive Question and Answer Guide" is an exciting read on the history of America through an engrossing question and answer format that asks countless questions about America, its early days, colonial times, and the American Revolution. Utterly fascinating and educational in a quick-paced, easy-to-follow format, "Conversations in Early American History" is highly recommended reading."

The Big Screen

The Big Screen

The Story of the Movies

  • Author: David Thomson
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 1466827718
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 608
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The Big Screen tells the enthralling story of the movies: their rise and spread, their remarkable influence over us, and the technology that made the screen—smaller now, but ever more ubiquitous—as important as the images it carries. The Big Screen is not another history of the movies. Rather, it is a wide-ranging narrative about the movies and their signal role in modern life. At first, film was a waking dream, the gift of appearance delivered for a nickel to huddled masses sitting in the dark. But soon, and abruptly, movies began transforming our societies and our perceptions of the world. The celebrated film authority David Thomson takes us around the globe, through time, and across many media—moving from Eadweard Muybridge to Steve Jobs, from Sunrise to I Love Lucy, from John Wayne to George Clooney, from television commercials to streaming video—to tell the complex, gripping, paradoxical story of the movies. He tracks the ways we were initially enchanted by movies as imitations of life—the stories, the stars, the look—and how we allowed them to show us how to live. At the same time, movies, offering a seductive escape from everyday reality and its responsibilities, have made it possible for us to evade life altogether. The entranced audience has become a model for powerless and anxiety-ridden citizens trying to pursue happiness and dodge terror by sitting quietly in a dark room. Does the big screen take us out into the world, or merely mesmerize us? That is Thomson's question in this grand adventure of a book. Books about the movies are often aimed at film buffs, but this passionate and provocative feat of storytelling is vital to anyone trying to make sense of the age of screens—the age that, more than ever, we are living in.