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The Last Empty Places

The Last Empty Places

A Past and Present Journey Through the Blank Spots on the American Map

  • Author: Peter Stark
  • Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9780345495372
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 325
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The author of At the Mercy of the River chronicles his journey into unmapped regions of Pennsylvania, Oregon and other states where he emulates the travels of famous frontiersmen and discovers traces of significant historical events.

Going Places

Going Places

A Reader's Guide to Travel Narratives

  • Author: Robert Burgin
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1598849727
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 572
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Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

Culture Wars

Culture Wars

An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints and Voices

  • Author: Roger Chapman,James Ciment
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317473515
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 1200
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The term "culture wars" refers to the political and sociological polarisation that has characterised American society the past several decades. This new edition provides an enlightening and comprehensive A-to-Z ready reference, now with supporting primary documents, on major topics of contemporary importance for students, teachers, and the general reader. It aims to promote understanding and clarification on pertinent topics that too often are not adequately explained or discussed in a balanced context. With approximately 640 entries plus more than 120 primary documents supporting both sides of key issues, this is a unique and defining work, indispensable to informed discussions of the most timely and critical issues facing America today.

Step Into Nature

Step Into Nature

Nurturing Imagination and Spirit in Everyday Life

  • Author: Patrice Vecchione
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1582705003
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 272
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"The natural world has inspired artists, seekers, and thinkers for millennia, but in recent times, as the pace of life has sped up, its demands have moved us in doors. Yet nature's capacity to lead us to important truths, to invigorate and restore our imagination and equilibrium, is infinite. Step Into Nature is a guide to make nature personal again, to stimulate awareness and increase our understanding of the environment while inspiring readers to develop and strengthen their imaginations. But being in nature doesn't mean flying off to remote, faraway places. Nature is as close as opening your front door--the sky above, the miniature gardens that insist their way up between the sidewalk cracks, the river just down the road. Patrice Vecchione shows readers how nature can support and enhance their own creative output, invigorate their curiosity, and restore their sense of connection to the earth. Plus, included in each chapter is "The Cabinet of Curiosities," exercises and suggestions for practical and unexpected ways that readers can stimulate their imaginations, deepen their relationships with nature, and experience the harmony between creativity and the natural world"--

Sins of the Fathers

Sins of the Fathers

  • Author: Virginia Kreimeyer
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595278728
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 160
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Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Leslie Johnson is plunged into the web of hatred among the Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian warring factions when she is sent to Zagreb. Although a Peace Treaty has been signed, animosities manifest themselves in the downing of the Implementation Forces commander's aircraft, carrying Fortune 500 CEOs as well as the admiral. Leslie must juggle intense media interest and monitor the aircraft incident investigation process, while averting attempts on her own life. In the midst of these chaotic days, Leslie encounters a stabilizing factor in Colonel Roger Wilson and shares a few stolen moments with him. Survival and understanding the repercussions of the Balkan Wars and Croatia's rise to independence becomes the focus of the two Air Force officers in this volatile environment.

Empty Spaces, Empty Places

Empty Spaces, Empty Places

Three Lenten Dramas

  • Author: Constance Sorenson,Ron Lavin
  • Publisher: CSS Publishing
  • ISBN: 0788017888
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 34
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"Empty Spaces, Empty Places" revisits the manger, cross and tomb through interviews with the innkeeper's wife, the Centurion and Mary Magdalene. By remembering the stories of Jesus' birth, death and resurrection, believers see the lives He touched then and continues to touch today.

What it is We Do when We Read Science Fiction

What it is We Do when We Read Science Fiction

  • Author: Paul Kincaid
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science fiction
  • Page: 365
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Paul Kincaid is a critic and reviewer - a regular contributor to a variety of magazines and journals, such as the BSFA's Vector, Foundation and the New York Review of Science Fiction. He has also contributed to many SF reference works, and was for 11 years the administrator of the Arthur C. Clarke Award. He is the recipient of the Thomas D. Clareson Award for services to science fiction. A collection of Kincaid's essays on SF that range from the mid-1980s to the present.

Finding Rachel

Finding Rachel

  • Author: dan Long
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595411738
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 202
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Today

Today

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Young Washington

Young Washington

How Wilderness and War Forged America's Founding Father

  • Author: Peter Stark
  • Publisher: HarperLuxe
  • ISBN: 9780062845993
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 848
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A new, brash, and unexpected view of the president we thought we knew, from the bestselling author of Astoria Two decades before he led America to independence, George Washington was a flailing young soldier serving the British Empire in the vast wilderness of the Ohio Valley. Naïve and self-absorbed, the twenty-two-year-old officer accidentally ignited the French and Indian War—a conflict that opened colonists to the possibility of an American Revolution. With powerful narrative drive and vivid writing, Young Washington recounts the wilderness trials, controversial battles, and emotional entanglements that transformed Washington from a temperamental striver into a mature leader. Enduring terrifying summer storms and subzero winters imparted resilience and self-reliance, helping prepare him for what he would one day face at Valley Forge. Leading the Virginia troops into battle taught him to set aside his own relentless ambitions and stand in solidarity with those who looked to him for leadership. Negotiating military strategy with British and colonial allies honed his diplomatic skills. And thwarted in his obsessive, youthful love for one woman, he grew to cultivate deeper, enduring relationships. By weaving together Washington’s harrowing wilderness adventures and a broader historical context, Young Washington offers new insights into the dramatic years that shaped the man who shaped a nation.