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The Traveller's Tree

The Traveller's Tree

A Journey through the Caribbean Islands

  • Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1848545460
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 300
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In this, his first book, Patrick Leigh Fermor recounts his tales of a personal odyssey to the lands of the Traveller's Tree - a tall, straight-trunked tree whose sheath-like leaves collect copious amounts of water. He made his way through the long island chain of the West Indies by steamer, aeroplane and sailing ship, noting in his records of the voyage the minute details of daily life, of the natural surroundings and of the idiosyncratic and distinct civilisations he encountered amongst the Caribbean Islands. From the ghostly Ciboneys and the dying Caribs to the religious eccentricities like the Kingston Pocomaniacs and the Poor Whites in the Islands of the Saints, Patrick Leigh Fermor recreates a vivid world, rich and vigorous with life.

The Traveller's Treee

The Traveller's Treee

Island-Hopping Through the Caribbean in the 1940's

  • Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781589762480
  • Category: History
  • Page: 440
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Find out what might make a cannibal eat his meal in depressed silence in Fermor's narrative of his experiences tooling around the Caribbean in the 1940s. This Anglo-Irish adventurer traveled by steamer, airplane, and sailboat along the entire length of the West Indian island chain. He was a very acute observer and carefully documented the unique geographical, cultural, and linguistic features of the islands. The mixtures of cultures and religions in the Caribbean are unique in the world, and the author writes down every detail of what he sees, from Voodoo rituals to eclectic fashion.

The Antananarvio Annual and Madagascar Magazine

The Antananarvio Annual and Madagascar Magazine

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Madagascar
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Die Zeit der Gaben

Die Zeit der Gaben

Zu Fuß nach Konstantinopel: Von Hoek van Holland an die mittlere Donau. Der Reise erster Teil

  • Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • Publisher: Dörlemann eBook
  • ISBN: 3908778034
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 416
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Zu Fuß zum Meer, die Feder im Gepäck Eine der erstaunlichsten Reisen unserer Zeit! An einem verregneten Dezembertag macht sich der 18jährige Patrick Leigh Fermor zu Fuß, quer durch Europa, nach Konstantinopel auf. In dem Jahr, in dem Hitler an die Macht kommt, wandert der vielseitig interessierte junge Mann durch Wiesen und Wälder, verschneite Städte und die Salons der guten Gesellschaft. Er macht Bekanntschaft mit Handwerkern, Arbeitern und Direktoren, er nächtigt in ärmlichen Hospizen, Scheunen und auf märchenhaften Schlössern. Mit wachem Geist nimmt er nicht nur die Schönheit der Landschaften wahr, sondern erahnt das Heraufziehen des Sturms. In seiner poetischen und präzisen Sprache erzählt Patrick Leigh Fermor von Menschen und Begegnungen, Landschaften und Orten im Europa vor dem Krieg. Er läßt vor unserem inneren Auge noch einmal das alte Europa erstehen, das wenige Jahre später endgültig in Schutt und Asche versinkt.

The travellers; by the author of Redwood

The travellers; by the author of Redwood

  • Author: Catharine Maria Sedgwick
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Traveler

The Traveler

A Metaphysical Journey

  • Author: Robert D. Andrews
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN: 1490721673
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 110
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As David meditates, he has some unusual experiences. At one point, he is invited to visit an alternate dimension. As a traveler in this dimension, Davids awareness of himself grows. He sees his own life experiences from a different perspective. Curiosity, perseverance, courage, and barriers are understood in a new light. He is exposed to many teaching opportunities, including the energy of romance. We also visit David at a later time in his life. His damaged heart is ready to shut down when he chooses a new adventure. He is challenged to try a new life-style that confronts him to share what he has learned with an appreciative audience and a wonderfully compatable female partner.

Aesop's Fables

Aesop's Fables

  • Author: By Aesop
  • Publisher: BookRix
  • ISBN: 3736803516
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 154
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Aesop's Fables is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE. Of diverse origins, the stories associated with Aesop's name have descended to modern times through a number of sources. They continue to be reinterpreted in different verbal registers and in popular as well as artistic mediums. In Classical times there were various theorists who tried to differentiate these fables from other kinds of narration. They had to be short and unaffected; in addition, they are fictitious, useful to life and true to nature. In them could be found talking animals and plants, although humans interacting only with humans figure in a few. Typically they might begin with a contextual introduction, followed by the story, often with the moral underlined at the end. Setting the context was often necessary as a guide to the story's interpretation, as in the case of the political meaning of The Frogs Who Desired a King and The Frogs and the Sun. Sometimes the titles given later to the fables have become proverbial, as in the case of 'killing the Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs or the Town Mouse and the Country Mouse. In fact some fables, such as The Young Man and the Swallow, appear to have been invented as illustrations of already existing proverbs. One theorist, indeed, went so far as to define fables as extended proverbs. In this they have an aetiological function, the explaining of origins such as, in another context, why the ant is a mean, thieving creature. Other fables, also verging on this function, are outright jokes, as in the case of The Old Woman and the Doctor, aimed at greedy practitioners of medicine.

Antananarivo Annual and Madagascar Magazine

Antananarivo Annual and Madagascar Magazine

A Record of Information on ... Madagascar

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Madagascar
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Die Violinen von Saint-Jacques

Die Violinen von Saint-Jacques

  • Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • Publisher: Dörlemann eBook
  • ISBN: 3908778506
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 200
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Auf einer Ägäis-Insel lernt ein junger Engländer eine rätselhafte ältere Französin kennen. Nach und nach erzählt sie ihm die Geschichte ihres Lebens ... Berthe kommt als junges Mädchen auf die Karibikinsel Saint-Jacques. Ihr Cousin, uneingeschränkter Herrscher der Insel, hat die mittellose Waise als Gouvernante für seine Kinder zu sich geholt. Auf Saint-Jacques scheint die Zeit stillzustehen, das Leben ein immerwährendes fröhliches, rauschendes Fest, und noch ahnt niemand die Bedrohung, als die letzten Vorbereitungen für den Höhepunkt des Jahres, den Karnevalsball, in vollem Schwange sind.

The Traveler's Tree

The Traveler's Tree

  • Author: Bruno Bontempelli
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781565841505
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 250
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Finding themselves wandering somewhere in the Caribbean Sea, the starving and diseased crew of the unstable ship Entremetteuse spots an island and the dim outline of a fabled tree, which is cut off by coral and a sheer cliff.

Mani

Mani

Reisen auf der südlichen Peloponnes

  • Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • Publisher: Dörlemann eBook
  • ISBN: 3908778050
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 480
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Sommer 1952. Als Patrick Leigh Fermor 37-jährig über das Taygetos-Gebirge in das bitterschöne Land der Manioten bis an den südlichsten Zipfel der Peloponnes wandert, ist er in seiner Heimat bereits ein Kultautor. "Es gibt kaum einen Fels oder Bach, zu dem es keine Schlacht und keinen Mythos gibt, kein Wunder, keinen Aberglauben, keine Geschichte... Meine Streifzüge durch Griechenland gelten den entlegensten Landstrichen, denn dort findet man, wonach ich suche." Gerade in der rauen, vom übrigen Griechenland durch den Taygetos abgeschnittenen Mani wittert Fermor Lebensformen und Bräuche, die direkt aus dem untergegangenen Byzanz oder dem mythischen Altertum zu kommen scheinen. So findet sich in der aus dem Stegreif gesungenen Totenklage, wenn die Sängerin sich die Haare rauft, Andromaches Trauer um Hektor wieder.

A Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere

A Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere

Performed by Order of the Emperor Napoleon, During the Years 1801, 1802, 1803, and 1804

  • Author: François Péron
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Australasia
  • Page: 314
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Sketches of India

Sketches of India

  • Author: Moyle Sherer,Officer for fire-side travellers at-home
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: India
  • Page: 329
  • View: 8259
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The Ladies' Companion

The Ladies' Companion

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Women's periodicals, English
  • Page: N.A
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THE LADIES' COMPANION AND MONTHLY MAGAZINE

THE LADIES' COMPANION AND MONTHLY MAGAZINE

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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CHAMBERS'S ENCYCLOPAEDIA: A DICTIONARY OF UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE FOR THE PEOPLE.

CHAMBERS'S ENCYCLOPAEDIA: A DICTIONARY OF UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE FOR THE PEOPLE.

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Friends' Review

Friends' Review

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Society of Friends
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The Traveler's Gift

The Traveler's Gift

Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success

  • Author: Andy Andrews
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN: 1418568368
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 240
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*Coming Soon the Continuation of David Ponder’s Story in The Traveler’s Summit* What makes the difference between failure and success? A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller, The Traveler’s Gift offered a modern-day parable of one man’s choices. Only a few months ago, David Ponder was a successful executive. Now he’s a desperate man. In times of great uncertainty, we need divine wisdom. Many of the greatest minds in history overcame personal struggles and adversity, and they emerged the stronger for it. What guidance would iconic heroes, such as Abraham Lincoln, King Solomon, and Anne Frank, give us today in our ever-changing climate of world events? Join David Ponder in The Traveler’s Summit on his incredible journey to discover the Seven Decisions for Success that can turn any life around, no matter how hopeless a situation may seem. The Traveler’s Gift became required reading for some of America’s high schools and a “life skills” tool for members of several college sports teams as well as some MLB and NFL franchises. Discover with David Ponder that attitude makes the difference between success and failure.

1001 Questions Answered About Trees

1001 Questions Answered About Trees

  • Author: Rutherford Platt
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 048616781X
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 352
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Fascinating, fact-filled reference provides detailed data about age, size, and weight; suggestions for identifying trees, what trees to look for in certain states, much more. Over 100 illustrations, 21 photographs.