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Words of Mercury

Words of Mercury

Tales from a Lifetime of Travel

  • Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1629142808
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 288
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A career-spanning anthology from the greatest traveler—and travel writer—of the twentieth century. The adventures of Patrick “Paddy” Leigh Fermor, Britain’s most beloved traveler, began in 1933, when he embarked on a walk from Holland to Constantinople—the entire length of Europe—at the tender age of eighteen. Sleeping in barns, monasteries, and, on occasion, aristocratic country houses, the young adventurer made way his through the Old World just as everything was about to change. Words of Mercury collects pieces from every stage of Leigh Fermor’s life, from his journey through Eastern Europe just before the outbreak of the Second World War—described in gorgeous, meditative detail—to his encounter with voodoo in Haiti, to a monastic retreat to Normandy to try to write a book. Also included is the story of one of his most well-known exploits from the war—his planned and executed kidnap of a German general under British orders. Ever the student, “Paddy” also wrote extensively on his encounters with polymaths, linguists, and artists all over the world. Over the course of his illustrious lifetime, Leigh Fermor wrote several acclaimed travel books, countless essays, translations, and book reviews, many of which are compiled in this anthology. His unique experiences out in the world fed his insatiable curiosity and voracious appetite for scholarship. His tales, written in a singular, elegant style, have inspired generations of writers and continue to shape the language of travel.

Words of Mercury

Words of Mercury

  • Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • Publisher: John Murray
  • ISBN: 1848545479
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 300
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Patrick Leigh Fermor was only 18 when he set off to walk from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople, described many years later in A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water. It was during these early wanderings that he started to pick up languages, and where he developed his extraordinary sense of the continuity of history: a quality that deepens the colours of every place he writes about, from the peaks of the Pyrenees to the cell of a Trappist monastery. His experiences in wartime Crete sealed the deep affection he had already developed for Greece, a country whose character and customs he celebrates in two books, Mani and Roumeli, and where he has lived for over forty years. Whether he is drawing portraits in Vienna or sketching Byron's slippers in Missolonghi, the Leigh Fermor touch is unmistakable. Its infectious enthusiasm is driven by an insatiable curiosity and an omnivorous mind - all inspired by a passion for words and language that makes him one of the greatest prose writers of his generation.

Words of Mercury

Words of Mercury

  • Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1848545479
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 300
  • View: 8196
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Patrick Leigh Fermor was only 18 when he set off to walk from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople, described many years later in A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water. It was during these early wanderings that he started to pick up languages, and where he developed his extraordinary sense of the continuity of history: a quality that deepens the colours of every place he writes about, from the peaks of the Pyrenees to the cell of a Trappist monastery. His experiences in wartime Crete sealed the deep affection he had already developed for Greece, a country whose character and customs he celebrates in two books, Mani and Roumeli, and where he has lived for over forty years. Whether he is drawing portraits in Vienna or sketching Byron's slippers in Missolonghi, the Leigh Fermor touch is unmistakable. Its infectious enthusiasm is driven by an insatiable curiosity and an omnivorous mind - all inspired by a passion for words and language that makes him one of the greatest prose writers of his generation.

Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition

Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition

An Annotated Bibliography, 1961-1991

  • Author: John Lewis Walker
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780824066970
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 880
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This bibliography will give comprehensive coverage to published commentary in English on Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition during the period from 1961-1985. Doctoral dissertations will also be included. Each entry will provide a clear and detailed summary of an item's contents. For pomes and plays based directly on classical sources like Antony and Cleopatra and The Rape of Lucrece, virtually all significant scholarly work during the period covered will be annotated. For other works such as Hamlet, any scholarship that deals with classical connotations will be annotated. Any other bibliographies used in the compiling of this volume will be described with emphasis on their value to a student of Shakespeare and the Classics.

Toxic Effects of Mercury

Toxic Effects of Mercury

  • Author: Shabnum Nabi
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 8132219228
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 268
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Mercury is widespread in our environment. Methylmercury, an organic form of mercury, can accumulate in the aquatic food chain and lead to high concentrations in predatory fish. When consumed by humans, contaminated fish represent a public health risk. Toxic Effects of Mercury intends to facilitate among its readers the understanding of the importance of mercury pollution in the environment and the health consequences associated with exposure to this metal. The knowledge on methylmercury (MeHg) toxicity collected over the years is undoubtedly robust creating an impression all that is to be learnt about this metal has already been accomplished. However, in large measure, past knowledge has merely laid the ground for interesting questions that have yet to be fully addressed and concepts have yet to be deciphered. One of my major goals was to make a valiant attempt to include state-of-the-art information on the mechanisms of mercury toxicity, describing its effects on cultured cellular systems as well as in whole living organisms, starting from the lessons learned from the tragic events in Minamata Bay, Japan. A special focus of the book is on the neurotoxic effects of MeHg. An understanding at the cellular level is necessary to gather information on the structural and functional alterations induced by MeHg and how they possibly become unmasked and evident at the behavioral level, 32 chapters of the book have been organised having these considerations in mind. This book will provide state-of-the-art information to the graduate students training in toxicology, risk assessors, researchers and medical providers at large. It is aimed to bring the readers updated information on contemporary issues associated with exposure to methylmercury, from its effects on stem cells and neurons to population studies. It is a valuable resource for individuals interested in the public health effects and regulation of mercury. The report provides an excellent example of the implications of decisions in the risk assessment process for a larger audience and is written with the hope that the information will provide better understanding of the mercury problems which confront us.

Cairo in the War

Cairo in the War

1939-45

  • Author: Artemis Cooper
  • Publisher: John Murray
  • ISBN: 1848548850
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
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For troops in the desert, Cairo meant fleshpots or brass hats. For well-connected officers, it meant polo at the Gezira Club and drinks at Shepheard's. For the irregular warriors, Cairo was a city to throw legendary parties before the next mission behind enemy lines. For countless refugees, it was a stopping place in the long struggle home. The political scene was dominated by the British Ambassador Sir Miles Lampson. In February 1942 he surrounded the Abdin Palace with tanks and attempted to depose King Farouk. Five months later it looked as if the British would be thrown out of Egypt for good. Rommel's forces were only sixty miles from Alexandria - but the Germans were pushed back and Cairo life went on. Meanwhile, in the Egyptian Army, a handful of young officers were thinking dangerous thoughts.

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury

A Life, in His Own Words

  • Author: Freddie Mercury,Greg Brooks,Simon Lupton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780955375804
  • Category: Gay men
  • Page: 176
  • View: 8373
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Noted for his powerful vocal talent and charismatic stage presence, Freddie Mercury was a true legend of rock. In this book the late Queen frontman recalls some of the key moments which shaped his life, revealing how he coped with the ups and downs of fame and celebrity.

The plays of William Shakespeare ...

The plays of William Shakespeare ...

With the corrections and illustrations of various commentators

  • Author: William Shakespeare,Joseph Dennie,Samuel Johnson,George Steevens
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521294312
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 205
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A highly readable text of Shakespeare's early play, complete with comprehensive introduction, thorough but concise commentary and performance history.

Drink Time!

Drink Time!

In the Company of Patrick Leigh Fermor

  • Author: Dolores Payás,Amanda Hopkinson
  • Publisher: Bene Factum Publishing
  • ISBN: 1909657638
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 112
  • View: 7998
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A delightful and moving account of one of the finest travel writers of the 20th century, the author of The Broken Road and A Time of GiftsIn 2009 Dolores Payás, Spanish translator of several of Patrick Leigh Fermor's books, visited her subject in his house in Greece for the first time. Out of this encounter emerged a friendship that lasted until Fermor's death in 2011. It was from those hours spent together chatting that this charming, personal, and soulful sketch of the English author and traveler was born—a man made fascinating by his life story, his charisma, his generosity, and his talent. This short book conveys a portrait of a man who became indomitable, proud, and charming in old age while retaining his other attributes. A snapshot of the colorful adventurer in his final years surrounded by drinks, guests, and above all his books, it is an original and witty study in nostalgia mixed with personal fortitude.

A Time of Gifts

A Time of Gifts

On Foot to Constantinople: From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube

  • Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • Publisher: New York Review of Books
  • ISBN: 1590175174
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 344
  • View: 6857
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At the age of eighteen, Patrick Leigh Fermor set off from the heart of London on an epic journey—to walk to Constantinople. A Time of Gifts is the rich account of his adventures as far as Hungary, after which Between the Woods and the Water continues the story to the Iron Gates that divide the Carpathian and Balkan mountains. Acclaimed for its sweep and intelligence, Leigh Fermor’s book explores a remarkable moment in time. Hitler has just come to power but war is still ahead, as he walks through a Europe soon to be forever changed—through the Lowlands to Mitteleuropa, to Teutonic and Slav heartlands, through the baroque remains of the Holy Roman Empire; up the Rhine, and down to the Danube. At once a memoir of coming-of-age, an account of a journey, and a dazzling exposition of the English language, A Time of Gifts is also a portrait of a continent already showing ominous signs of the holocaust to come.

Mercury

Mercury

An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury

  • Author: Lesley-Ann Jones
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451663951
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 350
  • View: 3503
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A portrait of the iconic rock band's late lead singer draws on insider access to trace his rise to fame, struggles with risky behavior, relationships with loved ones and death from AIDS complications. 60,000 first printing.

The Rod of Mercury

The Rod of Mercury

  • Author: Brinkley Henry Stein
  • Publisher: Health Research Books
  • ISBN: 9780787310547
  • Category:
  • Page: 53
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We have been told by several of our customers this book has been banned by the church. it has proven to be one of the most provocative books we've read in many a moon. If you are looking for a book which will keep you up nights this is it! Truth is far.

Eggshells

Eggshells

A Novel

  • Author: Caitriona Lally
  • Publisher: Melville House
  • ISBN: 1612195970
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 273
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"First published in 2015 by Liberties Press."

Mercury

Mercury

  • Author: Seymour Simon
  • Publisher: StarWalk Kids Media
  • ISBN: 1623340462
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 24
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A stunning introduction to the first planet in our solar system, utilizing full-color photographs from the Mariner probe. A "fine contribution to science collections." —Kirkus Reviews. Newly updated 2012.

Freddie Mercury: His Life in His Own Words

Freddie Mercury: His Life in His Own Words

  • Author: Greg Brooks,Simon Lupton
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press
  • ISBN: 0857127411
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 176
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Freddie Mercury - A Life In His Own Words is the closest thing to a Freddie Mercury autobiography that the world will ever be granted. Spurred on by an almost uncontrollable ambition, Freddie Mercury drove Queen to the heights of rock stardom and forged his own reputation as one of the greatest entertainers and performers to ever grace the planet. Irresistible and precise with his songs, witty and erudite with his words, Freddie Mercury is also one of the most quotable rock stars of all time; this book compiles, collates and reinvigorates his words to stitch together a portrait of this most enigmatic of geniuses. This edition, compiled and edited by Greg Brooks and Simon Lupton, includes a foreword by Freddie Mercury's mother.

Underland

Underland

A Deep Time Journey

  • Author: Robert Macfarlane
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241146429
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 496
  • View: 5229
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The unmissable new book from the bestselling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Old Ways and The Lost Words Discover the hidden worlds beneath our feet... In Underland, Robert Macfarlane takes a dazzling journey into the concealed geographies of the ground beneath our feet - the hidden regions beneath the visible surfaces of the world. From the vast below-ground mycelial networks by which trees communicate, to the ice-blue depths of glacial moulins, and from North Yorkshire to the Lofoten Islands, he traces an uncharted, deep-time voyage. Underland a thrilling new chapter in Macfarlane's long-term exploration of the relations of landscape and the human heart. 'He is the great nature writer, and nature poet, of this generation' Wall Street Journal 'Packed with stories based in geography, history, myth, gossip, legend, religion, geology and the natural world. Macfarlane's writing moves and enthrals' The Times on The Old Ways 'Irradiated by a profound sense of wonder... Few books give such a sense of enchantment; it is a book to give to many, and to return to repeatedly' Independent on Landmarks

The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr. of various commentators, to which are added notes by S. Johnson and G. Steevens, revised and augmented by I. Reed, with a glossarial index

The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr. of various commentators, to which are added notes by S. Johnson and G. Steevens, revised and augmented by I. Reed, with a glossarial index

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Mercury

Mercury

  • Author: Hope Larson
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1481416510
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 240
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In Mercury, Hope Larson weaves together history, romance, and magical realism in this graphic novel of how the past haunts a teenage girl's present. August 31, 5:15 PM, French Hill, Nova Scotia: A girl named Tara is running. She runs through her nice neighborhood and up a road to the burned ruins of what was once a beautiful house--her family's house. August 31, 1859, French Hill, Nova Scotia: A girl named Josey is picking blackberries with her friend Connie. As the girls gossip, a handsome stranger knocks on the door of Josey's house. His name is Asa, and with his coming, Josey's life--and later in time, Tara's as well--is about to change forever. Because there is treasure in the woods that belong to Josey's family. Gold--an untold fortune. Asa has a secret way of finding it, and his partnership with Josey's father could make them all rich. But there is darkness in the woods, and in Asa. And in the present day, Tara, Josey's descendent, is about to discover the truth about what really happened in the family's past. Eisner award winner Hope Larson weaves together history, romance, and a touch of her trademark magical realism in this remarkable graphic novel of how the past haunts a teenage girl's present.