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Shadows in the Sun

Author : Wade Davis
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Wade Davis has been called "a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life's diversity." In Shadows in the Sun, he brings all of those gifts to bear on a fascinating examination of indigenous cultures and the interactions between human societies and the natural world. Ranging from the British Columbian wilderness to the jungles of the Amazon and the polar ice of the Arctic Circle, Shadows in the Sun is a testament to a world where spirits still stalk the land and seize the human heart. Its essays and stories, though distilled from travels in widely separated parts of the world, are fundamentally about landscape and character, the wisdom of lives drawn directly from the land, the hunger of those who seek to rediscover such understanding, and the consequences of failure. As Davis explains, "To know that other, vastly different cultures exist is to remember that our world does not exist in some absolute sense but rather is just one model of reality. The Penan in the forests of Borneo, the Vodoun acolytes in Haiti, the jaguar Shaman of Venezuela, teach us that there are other options, other possibilities, other ways of thinking and interacting with the earth." Shadows in the Sun considers those possibilities, and explores their implications for our world.

Shadows in the Sun

Author : Chad Oliver
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Anthropologist Paul Ellery discovers that the small Texas town of Jefferson Springs is actually an imitation of small-town America created by the aliens who now offer him a chance to explore the universe.

Shadows in the Sun

Author : Betty Davies (Ph. D.)
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Those who experience the death of a brother or sister in childhood face unique, long-lasting challenges in coming to terms with their loss ... The book presents a detailed introduction to the bond between siblings, chronicles the slow evolution of the study of sibling bereavement, and discusses children's understanding of death in a nonstereotypical way.

Shadows in the Sun

Author : Maurice Davin-Power
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In the Shadows of the Sun

Author : Alexander Parsons
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Award-winning novelist Alexander Parsons takes us from the scorched battlefields of World War II’s Pacific front to the badlands of America’s desert southwest in this starkly evocative novel about a ranching family living at the dawn of the nuclear age.Even as Jack Strickland fights the Japanese in the Philippines, his family in New Mexico clashes with the U.S. government, which intends to evict them from their ranch and turn their land into a bombing range. In the midst of this, news from a hemisphere away and antagonisms and temptations close to home threaten to split the family from within, their struggles and fortunes vividly illustrating America’s wartime progression into the modern era.

Shadows in the Sun

Author : R. Rabindranath Menon
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Shadows in the Sun

Author : Stephen James Lake Taylor Baron Taylor
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Shadows in the Sun

Author : Jack A. Sariego
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My book is based loosely on my life and desire to be a songwriter living in Nashville, TN. While I didn't make it, my character, Ty Johnson does, but not without meeting adversaries and heartache along the way. Ty walks away from a divorce, leaving 3 children behind that he loves dearly. He has to prove that he can succeed so his children as well as he will be proud of him. Along the way he finds lasting friendships and true love, yes and success.

Shadows in the Sun

Author : Gayathri Ramprasad
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Presents a first-of-its-kind, cross-cultural lens to mental illness through the inspiring story of Gayathri’s thirty-year battle with depression. This literary memoir takes readers from her childhood in India where depression is thought to be a curse to life in America where she eventually finds the light within by drawing on both her rich Hindu heritage and Western medicine to spare. As a young girl in Bangalore, Gayathri was surrounded by the fragrance of jasmine and flickering oil lamps, her family protected by Hindu gods and goddesses. But as she grew older, demons came forth from the dark corners of her idyllic kingdom--with the scariest creatures lurking within her.The daughter of a respected Brahmin family, Gayathri began to feel different. "I can hardly eat, sleep, or think straight. The only thing I can do is cry unending tears." Her parents insisted it was all in her head. Because traditional Indian culture had no concept of depression as an illness, no doctor could diagnose and no medicine could heal her mysterious malady.This memoir traces Gayathri's courageous battle with the depression that consumed her from adolescence through marriage and a move to the United States. It was only after the birth of her first child, when her husband discovered her in the backyard "clawing the earth furiously with my bare hands, intent on digging a grave so that I could bury myself alive," that she finally found help. After a stay in a psych ward she eventually found "the light within," an emotional and spiritual awakening from the darkness of her tortured mind.Gayathri's inspiring story provides a first-of-its-kind cross-cultural view of mental illness--how it is regarded in India and in America, and how she drew on both her rich Hindu heritage and Western medicine to find healing.

Shadows in the Sun

Author : Rukhsana Hasib
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Twenty-one-year old Mayuri is afraid. For the second time, she has disgraced her husband and failed to give birth to a male heir. To make matters worse, this time she had twin girls. Her mother-in-law is outraged at her failure and takes action. Events escalate and Mayuri is forced to flee with her four year old daughter, Rajani who witnesses her mother’s plight from her hiding place. When her husband catches up to her, a deadly confrontation takes place which compels Mayuri to lie and reinvent her past. She faces unexpected challenges and adapts to a new religion and culture. When all her lies unravel, Mayuri pays a heavy price. But eventually, mother and daughter have to deal with the truth and its consequences. “Rukhsana Hasib’s beautifully written and passionate account of life in our world where so many cultures and religions are in conflict is like a brilliant ray of sunshine; it illuminates as it elevates. Above all, it is a reaffirmation of the beauty and courage of the human spirit.” - Professor Akbar Ahmend Ibu Khaldun chair of Islamic studies, American University, Washington, DC

Shadows in the Sun

Author : Patricia Cruzet Florit
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Shadows in the Sun

Author : Chrys Valentine
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Shadows in the Sun

Author : Christopher Nicole
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In 1918, arms dealer James Martingell received a knighthood for equipping the British Army, but the government now wants to shut him down. When he reassumes negotiations with Sheikh Azam ud-Ranatullah, he is denounced as a traitor. But the man sent to bring him down falls in love with his daughter.

Shadows of the New Sun

Author : Peter Wright
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Award-winning contemporary science fiction author Gene Wolfe’s densely written and highly imaginative novels have brought him critical acclaim and academic attention—as well as a dedicated fan base. Shadows of the New Sun brings together an impressive selection of hard-to-find resources for the Wolfe reader and scholar. Included are essays on the nature of writing, with discussions of key concepts such as character, structure, and the professional life of the writer; a series of interviews with Wolfe; and the rare Wolfe essay “Books in the Book of the New Sun."

The Shadow of the Sun

Author : Antonia Susan Byatt
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It is the height of summer. After she is expelled from boarding school, Anna Severell returns to the strict, orderly house of her father, a celebrated novelist. The family is soon joined by Oliver Canning, a talented young academic who urges her to take control of her future. As autumn begins and Anna enters university, the pair grow closer. A single mistake, however, could put her newfound independence at risk...

Shadows in My Life

Author : Robert Gene Buckenmeyer
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This book of poetry is best described by the authors own words. "I have couched my poetry as I see 'shadows' and 'light, ' essential to human perception and communication. My admiration of one to the other led me to my poems of self-reflection.

My Shadow in the Sun

Author : Frances Davis
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Here surely is one of the most extraordinary and moving personal stories of the past few years. Frances Davis, a young American girl from Boston, managed by sheer perseverance, courage and ability to become a foreign correspondent with a first-row seat when the guns began to go off in Europe. Few newspapermen have ever undertaken more hazardous assignments than did this slight young woman, and her courage sustained her in her long fight for life itself. - Jacket flap.

White Shadows in the South Seas

Author : Frederick O'Brien
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Vait-hua was all savage; whatever bewilderments the missionaries had brought had faded when dwindling population left the isle to its own people. In the minds of my happy companions at the vai puna, modesty had no more to do with clothing than, among us, it had to do with food.... Savage peoples can never understand our philosophy, our complex springs of action. They may ape our manners, wear our ornaments, and seek our company, but their souls remain indifferent. They laugh when we are stolid. They weep when we are unmoved. Their gods and devils are not ours. -from Chapter VII In the years prior to World War I, American author FREDERICK O'BRIEN (1869-1932) took a grand tour of the South Pacific, and the trilogy of books he wrote upon his return sparked a new thirst for all things exotic, far-flung, and gloriously "uncivilized." The first of these volumes, 1919's White Shadows in the South Seas, was a tremendous bestseller in its day, and no wonder. O'Brien romances the people and the culture of the island of Marquesas with this account of the year of drowsy afternoons and nights lit by mysterious moonlight that he spent strolling its sandy shores and basking in its island breezes. But O'Brien's is no mere travelogue: though he introduces us to beautiful young island girls with names like Vanquished Often and Malicious Gossip and discusses the vagaries of native cuisine and the time-measuring power of cigarettes, he also debates himself about the good and the harm done by Western traders and Christian missionaries and ponders the legacy outside influence will have upon the island. O'Brien offers a unique perspective on the South Seas cultures of old just as they were disappearing. OFINTEREST TO: armchair travelers, amateur anthropologists, readers of cross-cultural studies

Soccer in Sun and Shadow

Author : Eduardo Galeano
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Cover note: Revisd edition including commentary on the 2002 World Cup.

Shadows of the New Sun

Author : J. E. Mooney
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Perhaps no living author of imaginative fiction has earned the awards, accolades, respect, and literary reputation of Gene Wolfe. His prose has been called subtle and brilliant, inspiring not just lovers of fantasy and science fiction, but readers of every stripe, transcending genre and defying preconceptions. In this volume, a select group of Wolfe's fellow authors pay tribute to the award-winning creator of The Book of the New Sun, The Fifth Head of Cerberus, Soldier of the Mist, The Wizard Knight and many others, with entirely new stories written specifically to honor the writer hailed by The Washington Post as "one of America's finest." Shadows of the New Sun features contributions by Neil Gaiman, David Brin, David Drake, Nancy Kress, and many others, plus two new short stories by Gene Wolfe himself. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.