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Welcome to Your Designer Planet!

Welcome to Your Designer Planet!

A Brief Account of the Cosmogony on Earth

  • Author: Richard Leviton
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595888402
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 686
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We now live in the time of the Gaian hierophant. This is the one who reveals and shows us how to relate to the sacred aspects of Gaia, our planet. Who is this hierophant? Each of us, when we join the campaign with Gaia against the desecration of our natural environment. But first we have to discover what the Earth really is. The Earth's thousands of sacred sites hold a secret: they are functional parts of the planet's geomantic body, consciousness nodes in the Earth's subtle body. Each veils a Light temple, each once known widely and remembered in myth, and Welcome to Your Designer Planet! documents 165 different kinds. The Earth is not an accident of the cosmos, but was designed specifically for humans as an extended Mystery temple primed to support and enhance our greater awareness. And the designers intended that humans help maintain it. Want to help the ecosystem and modulate global warming and climate change? Plug yourself into the Earth's Light grid through your nearest sacred site and start helping. Earth Mysteries researcher Richard Leviton presents a working model of the Earth's geomantic reality based on 24 years of research. The world's myths are the doorway into this fantastic domain of the Earth's visionary geography, showing us where to go and what to do and even what kinds of spiritual beings to expect to see. The future of the Earth is in our hands. Here are some pages from its design manual showing us how to fine-tune our wonderful host planet.

North-east Passage to Muscovy

North-east Passage to Muscovy

Stephen Borough and the First Tudor Explorations

  • Author: C P Mayers
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • ISBN: 0752495739
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 256
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North-East to Muscovy explores important and overlooked sea voyages, the motivation behind them, the geographical knowledge acquired on them which put England in the forefront of cartography, and the extraordinary dealings of the Muscovy Company - which included passing on a proposal of marriage to Elizabeth I from Ivan the Terrible.

A New Andalucia and a Way to the Orient

A New Andalucia and a Way to the Orient

The American Southeast During the Sixteenth Century

  • Author: Paul E. Hoffman
  • Publisher: LSU Press
  • ISBN: 9780807130285
  • Category: History
  • Page: 376
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Paul E. Hoffman's groundbreaking book focuses on a neglected area of colonial history -- southeastern North America during the sixteenth-century. Hoffman describes expeditions to the region, efforts at colonization, and rivalries between the French, Spanish, and English. He reveals the ways in which the explorers' expectations -- fueled by legends -- crumbled in the face of difficulties encountered along the southeastern coast. The first book to link the earliest voyages with the explorations of the sixteenth century and the settlement of later colonies, Hoffman's work is an important reassessment of southern colonial history.

The Organ in Manitoba

The Organ in Manitoba

A History of the Instruments, the Builders, and the Players

  • Author: James B. Hartman
  • Publisher: Univ. of Manitoba Press
  • ISBN: 0887553818
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 304
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Pipe organs were once a central (and sometimes hotly debated) part of Manitoba's cultural life. The Organ in Manitoba portrays that historyothe instruments, builders, players and criticsofrom the date of the earliest known installations to the 1990s, and includes information on musical organizations such as the Royal Canadian College of Organists. It documents over a century of evolution and changes, from concepts of tonal design to styles of musical commentary and tastes, and includes an inventory of installations and specifications for over 100 organs. Well-illustrated with photographs and excerpts from historical reviews and other documents, it will be of interest to musicians, teachers, and music, church, and cultural historians.

Fort Worth

Fort Worth

A Frontier Triumph

  • Author: Julia Kathryn Garrett
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • ISBN: 0875655262
  • Category: History
  • Page: 388
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In the 1950s, history teacher Julia Kathryn Garrett of Fort Worth began collecting stories from old-timers and pioneers whose memory or knowledge reached back to the early days of the city. For fifteen summer vacations she worked from morning to night on her book, creating an anecdotal chronicle of the early years of the city that began as a fort on the Trinity River in 1849. She closed her history with events a quarter of a century later, when Fort Worth was poised on the edge of growth, ready to become a modern city with the 1876 arrival of the railroad. First published in 1972 and reprinted by TCU Press in 1996.

The Prairie West as Promised Land

The Prairie West as Promised Land

  • Author: R. Douglas Francis,Chris Kitzan
  • Publisher: University of Calgary Press
  • ISBN: 1552382303
  • Category: History
  • Page: 462
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In 1906, the Sugar Maple Tree Song was just one example of the rhapsodic pieces that touted the Canadian West as the "promised land." In the formative years of agricultural settlement from the mid-nineteenth century to the First World War, the Canadian government, along with the railways and other Prairie boosters, further developed and propagated the image within the widely distributed promotional literature that was used to attract millions of immigrants from all corners of the world. The West was ripe with promise for those wishing to escape religious persecution, unproductive land, or intolerable living and working conditions.

The Reformation (eBook)

The Reformation (eBook)

  • Author: Tim McNeese
  • Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press
  • ISBN: 078778124X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 32
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"The Reformation" (1500—1650) provides an overview of the European world from the late-15th to the mid-17th century. From Columbus's discovery of the New World to the grisly beheading of England's Charles I, the Reformation was a period of restless exploration, and often bloody, religious and political protest. Martin Luther, William Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth, and the Italian astronomer Galileo are among the historic figures vividly described in this richly illustrated text. Challenging map exercises and provocative review questions encourage meaningful reflection and historical analysis. Tests and answer keys included.

On the Edge

On the Edge

Mapping North America's Coasts

  • Author: Thomas R. Dunlap
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199974381
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 264
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With our access to Google Maps, Global Positioning Systems, and Atlases that cover all regions and terrains and tell us precisely how to get from one place to another, we tend to forget there was ever a time when the world was unknown and uncharted--a mystery waiting to be solved. In On the Edge, Roger McCoy tells the captivating--and often harrowing--story of the 400 year effort to map North America's Coasts. Much of the book is based on the narratives of mariners who sought a passage through the continent to Asia and produced maps as a byproduct of their journeys. These courageous explorers had to rely on the most rudimentary mapping tools and to contend with unimaginably harsh conditions: ship-crushing ice floes; the threat of frostbite, scurvy, and starvation; gold fever and mutiny; ice that could lock them in for months on end; and, inevitably, the failure to find the elusive Northwest passage. Telling the story from the explorers' perspective, McCoy allows readers to see how maps of their voyages were made and why they were so full of errors, as well as how they gradually acquired greater accuracy, especially after the longitude problem was solved. On the Edge tracks the dramatic voyages of John Cabot, John Davis, Captain Cook, Henry Hudson, Martin Frobisher, John Franklin (who nearly starved to death and become known in England as "the man who ate his boots"), and others, concluding with Robert Peary, Otto Sverdrup, and Vihjalmur Steffanson in the early twentieth century. Drawing upon diaries, journals, and other primary sources--and including a set of maps charting the progress of exploration over time--On the Edge shows exactly how we came to know the shape of our continent.

The European Struggle to Settle North America

The European Struggle to Settle North America

Colonizing Attempts by England, France and Spain, 1521-1608

  • Author: Margaret F. Pickett,Dwayne W. Pickett
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 9780786462216
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
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This history of early European colonial efforts in North America (specifically, the portion north of Mexico and the Caribbean) examines why three colonies-St. Augustine, Jamestown and Québec-succeeded where many before them had failed. Chapters cover Columbus' exploration and the Treaty of Tordesillas; other Spanish explorers and settlements in the New World; French attempts at settlement prior to Québec; early English settlements, including Roanoke; failed settlements dating to the Norse enclaves on Greenland; and in-depth studies of the three colonies that survived.

Human-computer Interaction

Human-computer Interaction

INTERACT '01 : IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 9th-13th July 2001, Tokyo, Japan

  • Author: Michitaka Hirose
  • Publisher: IOS Press
  • ISBN: 9781586031886
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 897
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This book covers the proceedings of INTERACT 2001 held in Tokyo, Japan, July 2001. The conference covers human-computer interaction and topics presented include: interaction design, usability, novel interface devices, computer supported co-operative works, visualization, and virtual reality. The papers presented in this book should appeal to students and professionals who wish to understand multimedia technologies and human-computer interaction.