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The Ancient Shore

The Ancient Shore

Dispatches from Naples

  • Author: Shirley Hazzard,Francis Steegmuller
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022611130X
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 144
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Born in Australia, Shirley Hazzard first moved to Naples as a young woman in the 1950s to take up a job with the United Nations. It was the beginning of a long love affair with the city. The Ancient Shore collects the best of Hazzard’s writings on Naples, along with a classic New Yorker essay by her late husband, Francis Steegmuller. For the pair, both insatiable readers, the Naples of Pliny, Gibbon, and Auden is constantly alive to them in the present. With Hazzard as our guide, we encounter Henry James, Oscar Wilde, and of course Goethe, but Hazzard’s concern is primarily with the Naples of our own time—often violently unforgiving to innocent tourists, but able to transport the visitor who attends patiently to its rhythms and history. A town shadowed by both the symbol and the reality of Vesuvius can never fail to acknowledge the essential precariousness of life—nor, as the lover of Naples discovers, the human compassion, generosity, and friendship that are necessary to sustain it. Beautifully illustrated by photographs from such masters as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Herbert List, The Ancient Shore is a lyrical letter to a lifelong love: honest and clear-eyed, yet still fervently, endlessly enchanted. “Much larger than all its parts, this book does full justice to a place, and a time, where ‘nothing was pristine, except the light.’”—Bookforum “Deep in the spell of Italy, Hazzard parses the difference between visiting and living and working in a foreign country. She writes with enormous eloquence and passion of the beauty of getting lost in a place.”—Susan Slater Reynolds, Los Angeles Times “The two voices join in exquisite harmony. . . . A lovely book.”—Booklist, starred review

The King of Poetry from the Ancient Shores of Ireland

The King of Poetry from the Ancient Shores of Ireland

  • Author: Sir John L. Green II
  • Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
  • ISBN: 1640274901
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 30
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This book was written in remembrance of the author’s long time teacher and best friend who was a commercial fisherman and a practicing shaman in scrying, numerology, the Ogham alphabet, divination, philosophy, ancient wisdom, herbalism and magic.

The Ancient World in Silent Cinema

The Ancient World in Silent Cinema

  • Author: Pantelis Michelakis,Maria Wyke
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 110701610X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 379
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The first systematic attempt to focus on the instrumental role of silent cinema in early twentieth-century conceptualizations of the ancient Mediterranean and Middle East. It is located at the intersection of film studies, classics, Bible studies and cultural studies.

Annotated Bibliography of Quaternary Shorelines (1945-1964)

Annotated Bibliography of Quaternary Shorelines (1945-1964)

  • Author: Horace Gardiner Richards
  • Publisher: Academy of Natural Sciences
  • ISBN: 9781422317754
  • Category: Coast changes
  • Page: 240
  • View: 1999
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A Manual of Elementary Geology: The Ancient Changes of the Earth and its Inhabitants as Illustrated by Geological Monuments

A Manual of Elementary Geology: The Ancient Changes of the Earth and its Inhabitants as Illustrated by Geological Monuments

  • Author: Sir Charles Lyell
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465573925
  • Category: Geology
  • Page: 512
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In the preliminary chapters of "The Principles of Geology," in the first and subsequent editions, I have considered the question, how far the changes of the earth's crust in past times confirm or invalidate the popular hypothesis of a gradual improvement in the habitable condition of the planet, accompanied by a contemporaneous development and progression in organic life. It had long been a favourite theory, that in the earlier ages to which we can carry back our geological researches, the earth was shaken by more frequent and terrible earthquakes than now, and that there was no certainty nor stability in the order of the natural world. A few sea-weeds and zoophytes, or plants and animals of the simplest organization, were alone capable of existing in a state of things so unfixed and unstable. But in proportion as the conditions of existence improved, and great convulsions and catastrophes became rarer and more partial, flowering plants were added to the cryptogamic class, and by the introduction of more and more perfect species, a varied and complex flora was at last established. In like manner, in the animal kingdom, the zoophyte, the brachiopod, the cephalopod, the fish, the reptile, the bird, and the warm-blooded quadruped made their entrance into the earth, one after the other, until finally, after the close of the tertiary period, came the quadrumanous mammalia, most nearly resembling man in outward form and internal structure, and followed soon afterwards, if not accompanied at first, by the human race itself. The objections which, in 1830, I urged against this doctrine, in so far as relates to the passage of the earth from a chaotic to a more settled condition, have since been embraced by a large and steadily increasing school of geologists; and in reference to the animate world, it will be seen, on comparing the present state of our knowledge with that which we possessed twenty years ago, how fully I was justified in declaring the insufficiency of the data on which such bold generalizations, respecting progressive development, were based. Speaking of the absence, from the tertiary formations, of fossil Quadrumana, I observed, in 1830, that "we had no right to expect to have detected any remains of tribes which live in trees, until we knew more of those quadrupeds which frequent marshes, rivers, and the borders of lakes, such being usually first met with in a fossil state." I also added, "if we are led to infer, from the presence of crocodiles and turtles in the London clay, and from the cocoa-nuts and spices found in the isle of Sheppey, that at the period when our older tertiary strata were formed, the climate was hot enough for the Quadrumana, we nevertheless could not hope to discover any of their skeletons, until we had made considerable progress in ascertaining what were the contemporary Pachydermata; and not one of these has been discovered as yet in any strata of this epoch in England."

Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

  • Author: Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Discoveries in science
  • Page: N.A
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The Delavan Lobe of the Lake Michigan Glacier of the Wisconsin Stage of Glaciation and Associated Phenomena

The Delavan Lobe of the Lake Michigan Glacier of the Wisconsin Stage of Glaciation and Associated Phenomena

  • Author: William Clinton Alden
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Delavan lobe (Wis.)
  • Page: 106
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U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper

U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Geology
  • Page: N.A
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A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean

A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean

  • Author: Jeremy McInerney
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118834380
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 608
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A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean presents a comprehensive collection of essays contributed by Classical Studies scholars that explore questions relating to ethnicity in the ancient Mediterranean world. Covers topics of ethnicity in civilizations ranging from ancient Egypt and Israel, to Greece and Rome, and into Late Antiquity Features cutting-edge research on ethnicity relating to Philistine, Etruscan, and Phoenician identities Reveals the explicit relationships between ancient and modern ethnicities Introduces an interpretation of ethnicity as an active component of social identity Represents a fundamental questioning of formally accepted and fixed categories in the field

The Chronicles of Canada

The Chronicles of Canada

Volume I - the First Europeans

  • Author: George M. Wrong,H. H. Langton
  • Publisher: Fireship Press
  • ISBN: 1934757446
  • Category: History
  • Page: 132
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The Chronicles of Canada was a Canadian literary landmark. First published in 1914, it was a series of thirty-two, short, concise, freshly-written historical narratives for the lay person. It was designed to set forth, with historical continuity, the principal events and movements in Canada-from the Norse Voyages to the Railway Builders-and it quickly became a classic. Fireship Press is proud to bring this outstanding work-all 32 books combined into a nine volume set-back into print. IN VOLUME I - THE FIRST EUROPEANS - Part I The Dawn of Canadian History: A Chronicle of Aboriginal Canada by Stephen Leacock - Part II The Mariner of St Malo: A Chronicle of the Voyages of Jacques Cartier by Stephen Leacock.