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The Sacred Headwaters

Author : Wade Davis
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In The Sacred Headwaters, a collection of photographs by Carr Clifton and members of the International League of Conservation Photographers - including Claudio Contreras, Paul Colangelo, and Wade Davis - portray the splendour of the region. These photographs are supplemented by images from other professionals who have worked here, including Sarah Leen of the National Geographic.

The Wayfinders

Author : Wade Davis
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Every culture is a unique answer to a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human and alive? In The Wayfinders, renowned anthropologist, winner of the prestigious Samuel Johnson Prize, and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis leads us on a thrilling journey to celebrate the wisdom of the world's indigenous cultures. In Polynesia we set sail with navigators whose ancestors settled the Pacific ten centuries before Christ. In the Amazon we meet the descendants of a true lost civilization, the Peoples of the Anaconda. In the Andes we discover that the earth really is alive, while in Australia we experience Dreamtime, the all-embracing philosophy of the first humans to walk out of Africa. We then travel to Nepal, where we encounter a wisdom hero, a Bodhisattva, who emerges from forty-five years of Buddhist retreat and solitude. And finally we settle in Borneo, where the last rainforest nomads struggle to survive. Understanding the lessons of this journey will be our mission for the next century. For at risk is the human legacy -- a vast archive of knowledge and expertise, a catalogue of the imagination. Rediscovering a new appreciation for the diversity of the human spirit, as expressed by culture, is among the central challenges of our time.

Northern British Columbia Canoe Trips

Author : Laurel Archer
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This first volume of the guidebook series Northern British Columbia Canoe Trips describes in detail eight northern BC paddling routes over eleven rivers, and is designed to provide canoeists with all the information they require to plan a river trip appropriate to their skill level and special interests. Each route includes: a summary of the main attractions of the trip where to start and where to finish along the river trip length in days and kilometres required maps suggestions about when to go star ratings for difficulty and for historical and recreational value Northern British Columbia Canoe Trips: Volume One covers numerous routes never documented in any publication before, including the Taku, Jennings, Omineca and Gataga rivers, among others, as well as more well-known favourites such as Fort Nelson and the Dease. The book provides paddlers of all types with a variety of river trips to choose from based on comprehensive and comparative information, as well as detailed and specific navigational notes to aid them along their chosen route.

Ecopsychology

Author : Peter H. Kahn (Jr.)
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This book takes on that challenge and proposes a reenvisioned ecopsychology.

Embodied Politics in Visual Autobiography

Author : Sarah Brophy
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From reality television to film, performance, and video art, autobiography is everywhere in today’s image-obsessed age. With contributions by both artists and scholars, Embodied Politics in Visual Autobiography is a unique examination of visual autobiography’s involvement in the global cultural politics of health, disability, and the body. This provocative collection looks at images of selfhood and embodiment in a variety of media and with a particular focus on bodily identities and practices that challenge the norm: a pregnant man in cyberspace, a fat activist performance troupe, indigenous artists intervening in museums, transnational selves who connect disability to war, and many more. The chapters in Embodied Politics in Visual Autobiography reflect several different theoretical approaches but share a common concern with the ways in which visual culture can generate resistance, critique, and creative interventions. With contributions that investigate digital media, installation art, graphic memoir, performance, film, reality television, photography, and video art, the collection offers a wide-ranging critical account of what is clearly becoming one of the most important issues in contemporary culture.

The New B C Roadside Naturalist

Author : Richard Cannings
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In this fascinating guide to the roadside ecology of the major highways in B.C., you'll discover a whole new dimension to taking a car trip. This new edition has been updated and expanded to cover northern British Columbia and southern Yukon, giving readers a unique perspective on the northern wildlife and vegetation. Southern travellers "may find that this journey will redefine what 'northern British Columbia' means to them, or even what 'north' means." Sidebars tell stories about various species, such as the huge, endangered sturgeon and the Great Basin spadefoot toad, which spends most of the year underground. Full-colour photographs and black-and-white drawings illustrate numerous plants and animals that make their homes along the roadsides of British Columbia, and maps show the route of each highway discussed. In addition, the book offers suggestions for where to stop and look for crayfish, enjoy a swim in summer, or have a picnic lunch during your travels. An appendix provides a brief field guide of tree silhouettes and hints for identifying trees and shrubs. Whether you're taking a day trip or a two-week holiday, your drive along the highways of B.C. will be enriched by the storehouse of information in this facinating and informative guide.

Cloudwalker

Author : Robert Budd
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Cloudwalker, describing the creation of the rivers, is the second in a series of Northwest Coast legends by Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd. Their previous collaboration, Raven Brings the Light (2013), is a national bestseller. On British Columbia’s northwest coast lies the Sacred Headwaters—the source of three of British Columbia’s largest salmon-bearing rivers. These rivers are the source of life for all creatures in the area. But what gave life to the rivers themselves? Astace, a young Gitxsan hunter, is intent on catching a group of swans with his bare hands. He is carried away by the birds’ powerful wings and dropped in the clouds. With only a cedar box of water Astace wanders the clouds, growing weaker, stumbling and spilling the contents. When he finally returns to earth he discovers lakes, creeks, and rivers where there were none before. The Gitxsan rejoice at having him home, and name the new river they live alongside Ksien—“juice from the clouds.” Roy Henry Vickers’ vibrant artwork, including 18 new prints, accompany this new retelling of an ancient story—readers of all ages will be captivated.

Eating Dirt

Author : Charlotte Gill
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• Winner of the BC National Award for Non-Fiction • Nominated for the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction and the 2011 Hilary Weston Writer's Trust Award. During Charlotte Gill’s 20 years working as a tree planter she encountered hundreds of clear-cuts, each one a collision site between human civilization and the natural world, a complicated landscape presenting geographic evidence of our appetites. Charged with sowing the new forest in these clear-cuts, tree planters are a tribe caught between the stumps and the virgin timber, between environmentalists and loggers. In Eating Dirt, Gill offers up a slice of tree-planting life in all of its soggy, gritty exuberance while questioning the ability of conifer plantations to replace original forests, which evolved over millennia into intricate, complex ecosystems. Among other topics, she also touches on the boom-and-bust history of logging and the versatility of wood, from which we have devised countless creations as diverse as textiles and airplane parts. She also eloquently evokes the wonder of trees, our slowest-growing “renewable” resource and joyously celebrates the priceless value of forests and the ancient, ever-changing relationship between humans and trees.

Epoch University of California Journal for the Study of Religions

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The Sacred Pipe

Author : Joseph Epes Brown
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Black Elk of the Sioux has been recognized as one of the truly remarkable men of his time in the matter of religious belief and practice. Shortly before his death in August, 1950, when he was the "keeper of the sacred pipe," he said, "It is my prayer that, through our sacred pipe, and through this book in which I shall explain what our pipe really is, peace may come to those peoples who can understand, and understanding which must be of the heart and not of the head alone. Then they will realize that we Indians know the One true God, and that we pray to Him continually." Black Elk was the only qualified priest of the older Oglala Sioux still living when The Sacred Pipe was written. This is his book: he gave it orally to Joseph Epes Brown during the latter's eight month's residence on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, where Black Elk lived. Beginning with the story of White Buffalo Cow Woman's first visit to the Sioux to give them the sacred pip~, Black Elk describes and discusses the details and meanings of the seven rites, which were disclosed, one by one, to the Sioux through visions. He takes the reader through the sun dance, the purification rite, the "keeping of the soul," and other rites, showing how the Sioux have come to terms with God and nature and their fellow men through a rare spirit of sacrifice and determination. The wakan Mysteries of the Siouan peoples have been a subject of interest and study by explorers and scholars from the period of earliest contact between whites and Indians in North America, but Black Elk's account is without doubt the most highly developed on this religion and cosmography. The Sacred Pipe, published as volume thirty-six in the Civilization of the American Indian Series, will be greeted enthusiastically by students of comparative religion, ethnologists, historians, philosophers, and everyone interested in American Indian life.

Israel

Author : Nechemia Coopersmith
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An eminently thorough and authoritative book on the laws of honoring parents. This book discusses, in great detail, the various laws of honoring and respecting parents, in an extremely practical, contemporary manner. Discusses topics such as: standing up for parents, expenses incurred for Kibbud Av v'Eim, honoring parents who do not keep Torah and mitzvot, listening to parents regarding shidduchim, etc. Translated from the Hebrew Otzar Kibbud Av V'Eim.

Holmes Principles of Physical Geology

Author : Arthur Holmes
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Cue

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Stikine Country

Author : Books Llc
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 43. Chapters: Mount Edziza volcanic complex, Hoodoo Mountain, The Volcano, Stikine Region, Stikine River, Dease Lake, British Columbia, Tahltan, Buck Choquette, Tahltan First Nation, Sacred Headwaters, Atlin, British Columbia, Grand Canyon of the Stikine, British Columbia Highway 37, Telegraph Creek, British Columbia, Klappan Coalbed Methane Project, Lava Fork, Tuya Butte, Juneau Icefield, Stikine Plateau, Iskut, British Columbia, Spectrum Range, Stikine Icecap, Rapid River, Stickeen Territories, Wetalth Ridge, Nahta Cone, Castle Rock, Iskut-Unuk River Cones, Stikine Gold Rush, Mount Pereleshin, Tahltan Nation, Tadekho Hill, Spatsizi Plateau, Outcast Hill, Glenora, British Columbia, Ice Peak, Armadillo Peak, Exile Hill, Tahltan, British Columbia, Eve Cone, Spatsizi Plateau Wilderness Provincial Park, Cocoa Crater, Iskut First Nation, Williams Cone, Yeda Peak, Dease Lake Airport, The Ash Pit, Whiting River, British Columbia Highway 37A, Choquette Hot Springs Provincial Park, Desolation Lava Field, The Pyramid, Cinder Mountain, Little Bear Mountain, Boundary Range, Craig River, Great Glacier Provincial Park, Stikine, British Columbia, Coffee Crater, Chutine Peak, Spatsizi Mountain, Sidas Cone, Tsekone Ridge, Eddontenajon, British Columbia, Tahltan Highland, Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition, Eaglenest Range, Tanzilla Plateau, Kinaskan Lake Provincial Park, Arctic Lake Plateau, Nahlin Plateau, Klappan Range, Choquette River, Klastline Plateau, Tahltan Indian Reserve No. 10, Three Sisters Range, Mount Gunanoot, Big Raven Plateau, Iskut River, Lava Forks Provincial Park, Chutine, British Columbia, Mount Edziza Provincial Park and Recreation Area, Tatlatui Provincial Park, Chutine River, Iskut River Hot Springs Provincial Park, Spatsizi Headwaters Provincial Park, Klappan River, Spatsizi River, Eskay Creek, Stikine River Provinci...

Sacred Wells

Author : Gary R. Varner
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Sacred Wells is an in depth study of springs, wells and waters that have been venerated from California to Cornwall, Russia to Australia. Tales of faeries, black hounds, hauntings and miraculous cures are explored. Many of these sites are still locations for religious festivals and ritual, unchanging for hundreds of years. The book is illustrated with photos taken by the author.

The Journals of Joseph N Nicollet a Scientist on the Mississippi Headwaters

Author : Joseph Nicolas Nicollet
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Additional keywords : Indians or North America, Aboriginal or Native peoples.

Searching Out the Headwaters

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National Geographic

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Canada s Raincoast at Risk

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"The 160-page book highlights the art pieces, most of which are originals, from 50 incredible Canadian and First Nation artists like Robert Bateman, Robert Davidson, Craig Benson, Carol Evans, Lissa Calvert and Roy Henry Vickers. The art is featured with writings from esteemed Canadian scientists such as David Suzuki, Wade Davis and Paul Paquet. All works are grouped into one of nine chapters that cover the region, the people, sea birds, land mammals, marine mammals, forests, estuaries, salmon, and the underwater marine life of Canada's raincoast, including the Queen Charlotte Basin and the Great Bear Rainforest."--Publisher's website.

The Sacred Site

Author : Ronald Murray Berndt
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Defines sacredness and importance of sites in the Croker Island, Coburg Peninsula and Murgenella Plain area of the Arnhem Land Reserve; gives detailed information on informants background and lists Margu, Gunwinggu, Jiwadja, Woraidbag, Amurag & Maung as important local affiliations; expression of the social and quasi-social relationships, example given in song from the Wawalag cycle (with free and literal translation), comparison of sites in Murinbata, Aranda & other tribal areas; sketch maps cover 4 sheets divided into 14 sections giving approximate locations for extensive lists of sites with Aboriginal place names; tables give keys to social divisions shown on maps; discussion of preservation of sites and development of the area; proposals for land protection advanced.