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Stories from the White Mountains

By Mike Dickerman
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  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781625845320
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Photography
  • Reads : 261
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Throughout its rich and varied history, New Hampshire's White Mountains region has played host to explorers and adventurers, lumberjacks and locomotives, as well as grand hotels and their well-heeled guests. In this new anthology of historical writing, local author Mike Dickerman captures the spirit, tenacity and resourcefulness of those who have lived, worked and played in these Great White Hills. His stories also bring to life dramatic events that scarred the landscape long ago, such as tragic plane crashes and the devastating Hurricane of 1938. The book spans the ages, from the logging railroads of yesteryear to the forest fire lookout towers of the mid-twentieth century, and covers the expanse of these environs, from the snow-laden heights of Mount Washington to the stately grounds of the Mountain View House in Whitefield.

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The primary object of geographical exploration is the opening to general intercourse such portions of the earth as may become serviceable to the human race. The explorer is the precursor of the colonist; and the colonist is the human instrument by which the great work must be constructed—that greatest and most difficult of all undertakings—the civilization of the world. The progress of civilization depends upon geographical position. The surface of the earth presents certain facilities and obstacles to general access; those points that are easily attainable must always enjoy a superior civilization to those that are remote from association with the world. We may thus assume that the advance of civilization is dependent upon facility of transport. Countries naturally excluded from communication may, through the ingenuity of man, be rendered accessible; the natural productions of those lands may be transported to the seacoast in exchange for foreign commodities; and commerce, thus instituted, becomes the pioneer of civilization. England, the great chief of the commercial world, possesses a power that enforces a grave responsibility. She has the force to civilize. She is the natural colonizer of the world. In the short space of three centuries, America, sprung from her loins, has become a giant offspring, a new era in the history of the human race, a new birth whose future must be overwhelming. Of later date, and still more rapid in development, Australia rises, a triumphant proof of England's power to rescue wild lands from barrenness; to wrest from utter savagedom those mighty tracts of the earth's surface wasted from the creation of the world,—a darkness to be enlightened by English colonization. Before the advancing steps of civilization the savage inhabitants of dreary wastes retreated: regions hitherto lain hidden, and counting as nothing in the world's great total, have risen to take the lead in the world's great future. Thus England's seed cast upon the earth's surface germinates upon soils destined to reproduce her race. The energy and industry of the mother country become the natural instincts of her descendants in localities adapted for their development; and wherever Nature has endowed a land with agricultural capabilities, and favourable geographical position, slowly but surely that land will become a centre of civilization. True Christianity cannot exist apart from civilization; thus, the spread of Christianity must depend upon the extension of civilization; and that extension depends upon commerce.

Race in Transnational and Transracial Adoption

By Vilna Bashi Treitler
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 9781137275233
  • Pages : 286
  • Category : Social Science
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When parents form families by reaching across social barriers to adopt children, where and how does race enter the adoption process? How do agencies, parents, and the adopted children themselves deal with issues of difference in adoption? This volume engages writers from both sides of the Atlantic to take a close look at these issues.

History of the Counties of Woodbury and Plymouth, Iowa

By W.L. Clark
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Isbn : 9785885287425
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  • Category : History
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History of the Counties of Woodbury and Plymouth, Iowa: Including an Extended Sketch of Sioux City, Their Early Settlement and Progress to the Present Time, a Description of Their Historic and Interesting Localities, Sketches of the Townships, Cities and Villages, Portraits of Some of the Prominent Men, and Biographies of Many of the Representative Citizens. Part -2, 410-1022 p.

The Malay Archipelago

By Alfred Russel Wallace
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  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Isbn : 9781602066335
  • Pages : 552
  • Category : Ethnology
  • Reads : 432
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Read and download full book The Malay Archipelago

Glossary of Chinese Islamic Terms

By Jiangping Wang
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781136106507
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 476
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The most comprehensive glossary to date of Hui Muslim terms and the first to fully match the Chinese term (stated in Chinese script and pinyin) to its Arabic or Persian counterpart (stated in Arabic script with Latin transcription).

The Travels of Pedro de Cieza de León, A.D. 1532-50, contained in the First Part of his Chronicle of Peru

By Clements R. Markham
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Isbn : 9781317013204
  • Pages : 536
  • Category : History
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Translated and Edited, with Notes and an Introduction, from the 1554 Antwerp edition. Continued from another source in First Series 68. The supplementary material includes the 1864 annual report. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1864.