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Rising Ground

Rising Ground

A Search for the Spirit of Place

  • Author: Philip Marsden
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022636609X
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 359
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In 2010, Philip Marsden, whom Giles Foden has called “one of our most thoughtful travel writers,” moved with his family to a rundown farmhouse in the countryside in Cornwall. From the moment he arrived, Marsden found himself fascinated by the landscape around him, and, in particular, by the traces of human history—and of the human relationship to the land—that could be seen all around him. Wanting to experience the idea more fully, he set out to walk across Cornwall, to the evocatively named Land’s End. Rising Ground is a record of that journey, but it is also so much more: a beautifully written meditation on place, nature, and human life that encompasses history, archaeology, geography, and the love of place that suffuses us when we finally find home. Firmly in a storied tradition of English nature writing that stretches from Gilbert White to Helen MacDonald, Rising Ground reveals the ways that places and peoples have interacted over time, from standing stones to footpaths, ancient habitations to modern highways. What does it mean to truly live in a place, and what does it take to understand, and honor, those who lived and died there long before we arrived? Like the best travel and nature writing, Rising Ground is written with the pace of a contemplative walk, and is rich with insight and a powerful sense of the long skein of years that links us to our ancestors. Marsden’s close, loving look at the small patch of earth around him is sure to help you see your own place—and your own home—anew.

Problems of Rising Ground-water Levels in Urban Areas with Special Reference to the Louisville, Kentucky Area

Problems of Rising Ground-water Levels in Urban Areas with Special Reference to the Louisville, Kentucky Area

  • Author: Douglas V. Whitesides,Robert J. Faust,Douglas D. Zettwoch
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Groundwater
  • Page: 26
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On Rising Ground

On Rising Ground

The Life and Civil War Letters of John M. Douthit, Fifty-Second Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment

  • Author: Elaine Fowler Palencia
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780881467666
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 176
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When John M. Douthit of Appalachian Georgia enlisted as a private in Fannin County's 52nd Volunteer Infantry Regiment on March 4, 1862 and marched with neighbors to train at Camp McDonald, he left behind a pregnant wife, an eighteen-month-old daughter, and a small farm. A precious cache of family letters traces him to eastern Tennessee, where he served south of Cumberland Gap; through the failed Confederate invasion of Kentucky; on the march to join Bragg's forces near Murfreesboro, Tennessee; and finally, to the defense of Vicksburg, where John and his fellow North Georgians arrived during the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou. At Vicksburg, where John's younger brother Warren Davis Douthit joined him, five North Georgia regiments solidified into what became known as the Barton-Stovall Brigade. The Brigade manned the water batteries at Warrenton, Mississippi, fought in the Battle of Champion Hill, and afterward was bottled up in the siege of Vicksburg.

Being in Time to the Music

Being in Time to the Music

  • Author: David A. Ross
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443802581
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 485
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Being-in-time to the music from the ground up is a work in phenomenology, where this term is broadly defined, comprehending Plato, Heidegger, Hegel, and Marx. The most direct referent is Hegel, together with the theoretical revolution that he initiated with Phenomenology of Mind. This text’s more general purpose is to set the tone for a 21st communism based upon the idea of dancing with death, assuming full responsibility for one’s mortality, and abandoning the self to love as the meaning of existence. This dance is choreographed through my conversations with the above mentioned writers. In conversing with them I aim to displace (if not usurp) them from the throne of honour which is nothing more than the authority borrowed from me. By this I do not intend to deny completely their ‘other to me’ character. However, they exist or even ‘figure’ for me, both in the sense of of ‘count,’ having importance, as those that I read, and by which I read myself. They have borrowed my authority, namely, my own potential to be an author. So ‘reading them is to re-assume that borrowed authority. The life of the reader, to paraphrase Barthes, begins with the death of the author.

Instant Wind Forecasting

Instant Wind Forecasting

  • Author: Alan Watts
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1408198975
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 120
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Instant Wind Forecasting is a quick reference guide for all who work or play outdoors whether dinghy, coastal or offshore sailors, fishermen, motorboaters, farmers, golfers, walkers or pilots. It will help them make meaningful predictions based on the look of the sky and the feel of the day. This book is the perfect companion to Alan Watt's international bestseller Instant Weather Forecasting and his latest book Instant Storm Forecasting. Its easily accessible format and revolutionary presentation has established the author's reputation as a layman's meteorologist. 'Still the best book of its kind around' All At Sea 'Worthwhile having either at home or on board' The Gaffers Log

The History Of Scotland - Volume 11: From The Jacobite Rising To The Secession

The History Of Scotland - Volume 11: From The Jacobite Rising To The Secession

  • Author: Andrew Lang
  • Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
  • ISBN: 384960456X
  • Category:
  • Page: 140
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This is volume 11, covering the time from the Jacobite rising to the Secession. In many volumes of several thousand combined pages the series "The History of Scotland" deals with something less than two millenniums of Scottish history. Every single volume covers a certain period in an attempt to examine the elements and forces which were imperative to the making of the Scottish people, and to record the more important events of that time.

Lone Star Rising

Lone Star Rising

The Texas Rangers Trilogy

  • Author: Elmer Kelton
  • Publisher: Forge Books
  • ISBN: 1429912758
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 704
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In 1999, with Forge's publication of The Buckskin Line, Elmer Kelton launched a series of novels on the formative years of the Texas Rangers. In Texas Justice, the first three of these critically acclaimed books are now brought together in a single volume. In The Buckskin Line, Kelton introduces the red-haired boy captured by a Comanche war party after the massacre of his family. Rescued by Mike Shannon, a member of a Texas "ranging company" protecting settlers from Indian raids, the boy known as Rusty is adopted by the Shannon family. In 1861, Mike Shannon is ambushed and killed, and Rusty follows in his footsteps and joins the Rangers. In the throes of the coming War Between the States, Rusty searches for the Confederates who lynched his adoptive father and awaits meeting the Comanche warrior who killed his family two decades past. At the end of the Civil War, Rusty Shannon is thrown adrift when the Rangers are disbanded, and makes his way to his home on the Red River, where he hopes to marry the girl he left behind, Geneva Monahan. But as Badger Boy, the second novel of the saga, unfolds, Geneva has married another man in Rusty's absence. Faced with this betrayal, he must contend with the hate-filled Confederate and Union soldiers infesting Texas and with the continuing Indian raids against innocent settlers. Rusty's own childhood captivity returns to haunt him when he rescues Andy, a white child called Badger Boy by his Comanche captors. In The Way of the Coyote, Andy rides with Rusty Shannon as the Rangers are re-formed in postwar turmoil. With Texas overrun with outlaws, disenfranchised Confederate veterans, nightriders, and marauding Comanche bands, Rusty tries to resume his pre-war life. When his friend Shanty, a freed slave, is burned out of his home by Ku Klux Klan and Rusty's own homestead is confiscated by a murderous band of thugs, he must follow perilous trails before he can put the war and its aftermath behind him. Texas Justice is not only a masterful re-creation of the early years of the Texas Rangers, it is vintage Elmer Kelton, the undisputed master of the Western story. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Rifle and the Hound in Ceylon

The Rifle and the Hound in Ceylon

  • Author: Sir Samuel White Baker
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 353
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A Greek and English lexicon

A Greek and English lexicon

  • Author: John Jones
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Greek language
  • Page: 3
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Sustainability of Ground-water Resources

Sustainability of Ground-water Resources

  • Author: William M. Alley,Thomas E. Reilly,O. Lehn Franke
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Geology
  • Page: 79
  • View: 8962
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