2013-06-25

Arctic Dreams

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  • Full Title : Arctic Dreams
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • ISBN Code : 1480409146
  • Pages : 496
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This New York Times–bestselling exploration of the Arctic, a National Book Award winner, is “one of the finest books ever written about the far North” (Publishers Weekly). “The nation’s premier nature writer” travels to a landscape at once barren and beautiful, perilous and alluring, austere yet teeming with vibrant life, and shot through with human history (San Francisco Chronicle). The Arctic has for centuries been a destination for the most ambitious explorers—a place of dreams, fears, and awe-inspiring spectacle. This “dazzling” account by the author of Of Wolves and Men takes readers on a breathtaking journey into the heart of one of the world’s last frontiers (The New York Times). Based on Barry Lopez’s years spent traveling the Arctic regions in the company of Eskimo hunting parties and scientific expeditions alike, Arctic Dreams investigates the unique terrain of the human mind, thrown into relief against the vastness of the tundra and the frozen ocean. Eye-opening and profoundly moving, it is a magnificent appreciation of how wilderness challenges and inspires us. Renowned environmentalist and author of Desert Solitaire Edward Abbey has called Arctic Dreams “a splendid book . . . by a man who is both a first-rate writer and an uncompromising defender of the wild country and its native inhabitants”—and the New Yorker hails it as a “landmark” work of travel writing. A vivid, thoughtful, and atmospheric read, it has earned multiple prizes, including the National Book Award, the Christopher Medal, the Oregon Book Award, and a nomination for the National Book Critics Circle Award. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barry Lopez including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.


2018-05-01

Spectral Arctic

By Shane McCorristine
  • Full Title : Spectral Arctic
  • Author : Shane McCorristine
  • Publisher : UCL Press
  • ISBN Code : 1787352455
  • Pages : 326
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Visitors to the Arctic enter places that have been traditionally imagined as otherworldly. This strangeness fascinated audiences in nineteenth-century Britain when the idea of the heroic explorer voyaging through unmapped zones reached its zenith. The Spectral Arctic re-thinks our understanding of Arctic exploration by paying attention to the importance of dreams and ghosts in the quest for the Northwest Passage. The narratives of Arctic exploration that we are all familiar with today are just the tip of the iceberg: they disguise a great mass of mysterious and dimly lit stories beneath the surface. In contrast to oft-told tales of heroism and disaster, this book reveals the hidden stories of dreaming and haunted explorers, of frozen mummies, of rescue balloons, visits to Inuit shamans, and of the entranced female clairvoyants who travelled to the Arctic in search of John Franklin’s lost expedition. Through new readings of archival documents, exploration narratives, and fictional texts, these spectral stories reflect the complex ways that men and women actually thought about the far North in the past. This revisionist historical account allows us to make sense of current cultural and political concerns in the Canadian Arctic about the location of Franklin’s ships.


2003-08-05

Sylvia Browne's Book of Dreams

By Sylvia Browne,Lindsay Harrison
  • Full Title : Sylvia Browne's Book of Dreams
  • Author : Sylvia Browne,Lindsay Harrison
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1101209739
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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#1 New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned psychic Sylvia Browne offers a startling and revealing look into the world of dreams, illuminates a path to the beauty and truth that resides within everyone, and gives readers the knowledge to use their dreams to contact the world beyond.


2019-03-19

Horizon

By Barry Lopez
  • Full Title : Horizon
  • Author : Barry Lopez
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • ISBN Code : 073527746X
  • Pages : 592
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From the National Book Award-winning writer, humanitarian, environmentalist and author of the now-classic Arctic Dreams: a vivid, poetic, capacious work that recollects the travels around the world and the encounters--human, animal, and natural--that have shaped his extraordinary life. Poignantly, powerfully, it also asks "How do we move forward?" Taking us nearly from pole to pole--from modern megacities to some of the most remote regions on the earth--Barry Lopez, hailed by the Los Angeles Times Book Review as "one of our finest writers," gives us his most far-ranging yet personal work to date, in a book that moves through decades of his life as it describes his travels to six regions of the world: from the Oregon coast where he lives to the northernmost reaches of Canada; to the Galapagos; to the Kenyan desert; to Botany Bay in Australia; and in the resounding last section of this magisterial book, unforgettably to the ice shelves of Antarctica. As he revisits his growing up and these myriad travels, Lopez also probes the long history of humanity's quests and explorations, including the prehistoric peoples who trekked across Skraeling Island in northern Canada; the colonialists who plundered Central Africa; an Enlightenment-era Englishman who sailed the Pacific and a Native American emissary who arrived in Japan before it opened to the West. He confronts today's ecotourism in the tropics and visits the haunting remnants of a French colonial prison on Île du Diable in French Guiana. Through these journeys, and friendships forged along the way with scientists, archeologists, artists and local residents, Lopez searches for meaning and purpose in a broken world. With tenderness and intimacy, Horizon evokes the stillness and the silence of the hottest, the coldest and the most desolate places on the globe. It speaks with beauty and urgency to the invisible ties that unite us; voices concern and frustration alongside humanity and hope; and looks forward to our shared future as much as it looks back at a single life. Revelatory, powerful, profound, this is an epic work of nonfiction that makes you see the world differently: a crowning achievement by one of our most humane voices--one needed now more than ever.


2015-02-16

Contesting the Arctic

By Philip E. Steinberg,Jeremy Tasch,Hannes Gerhardt,Adam Keul,Elizabeth A. Nyman
  • Full Title : Contesting the Arctic
  • Author : Philip E. Steinberg,Jeremy Tasch,Hannes Gerhardt,Adam Keul,Elizabeth A. Nyman
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 0857726722
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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As climate change makes the Arctic a region of key political interest, so questions of sovereignty are once more drawing international attention. The promise of new sources of mineral wealth and energy, and of new transportation routes, has seen countries expand their sovereignty claims. Increasingly, interested parties from both within and beyond the region, including states, indigenous groups, corporate organizations, and NGOs and are pursuing their visions for the Arctic. What form of political organization should prevail? Contesting the Arctic provides a map of potential governance options for the Arctic and addresses and evaluates the ways in which Arctic stakeholders throughout the region are seeking to pursue them.


2005-11-01

The Arctic Prairies

By Ernest Thompson Seton
  • Full Title : The Arctic Prairies
  • Author : Ernest Thompson Seton
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 1596055332
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A canoe journey of 2,000 miles in search of the Caribou.


2015-09-25

Handbook of the Politics of the Arctic

By Leif Christian Jensen,Geir Hønneland
  • Full Title : Handbook of the Politics of the Arctic
  • Author : Leif Christian Jensen,Geir Hønneland
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 0857934740
  • Pages : 640
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Arctic has again become one of the leading issues on the international foreign policy agenda, in a manner unseen since the Cold War. Drawing on the perspectives of geo-politics and international law, this Handbook offers fresh insights and perspectives on the most pressing issues, grouped under the headings of political ascendancy, climate and environmental issues, resources and energy, and the response and policies of affected countries.


2011-12-20

The Divinity Code to Understanding Your Dreams and Visions

By Adam Thompson,Adrian Beale
  • Full Title : The Divinity Code to Understanding Your Dreams and Visions
  • Author : Adam Thompson,Adrian Beale
  • Publisher : Destiny Image Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 0768488788
  • Pages : 600
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Divinity Code to Understanding your Dreams and Visions Stop wondering what your dreams and visions mean—and start living the meanings! The Divinity Code to Understanding your Dreams and Visions is a Bible-based guide to dream interpretation that reveals the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven. With this set of Master keys, you can unlock the unseen realm! Led by the Holy Spirit, you can manifest God’s Kingdom on earth through Jesus Christ by knowing what your dreams and visions mean. The Divinity Code to Understanding your Dreams and Visions contains: The most extensive Christian dream dictionary on the market (with Scripture support). An important dictionary of names and places. A critical chapter on counterfeit interpretations by the occult. 101 interpreted dreams providing credible evidence. A fascinating metaphor dictionary. Embrace your supernatural communications with God and go deeper into the things of the Spirit—today!


2019-12-04

Arctic Governance: Volume 3

By Geir Hønneland,Ida Folkestad Soltvedt,Svein Vigeland Rottem
  • Full Title : Arctic Governance: Volume 3
  • Author : Geir Hønneland,Ida Folkestad Soltvedt,Svein Vigeland Rottem
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1838600108
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Polar North is known to be home to large gas and oil reserves and its position holds significant trading and military advantages, yet the maritime boundaries of the region remain ill-defined. In the twenty-first century the Arctic is undergoing profound change. As the sea ice melts, a result of accelerating climate change, global governance has become vital. In this, the third of three volumes, the latest research and analysis from the world's leading Arctic research body - the Fridtjof Nansen Institute - is brought together for the first time. Arctic Governance: Norway, Russia and Asia investigates the foreign policy discourses of Arctic governance, specifically as regarding international relations and competing interests between Norway, Russia and various Asian states.


2018-03-05

The Routledge Handbook of Language Revitalization

By Leanne Hinton,Leena Huss,Gerald Roche
  • Full Title : The Routledge Handbook of Language Revitalization
  • Author : Leanne Hinton,Leena Huss,Gerald Roche
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317200853
  • Pages : 522
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Routledge Handbook of Language Revitalization is the first comprehensive overview of the language revitalization movement, from the Arctic to the Amazon and across continents. Featuring 47 contributions from a global range of top scholars in the field, the handbook is divided into two parts, the first of which expands on language revitalization issues of theory and practice while the second covers regional perspectives in an effort to globalize and decolonize the field. The collection examines critical issues in language revitalization, including: language rights, language and well-being, and language policy; language in educational institutions and in the home; new methodologies and venues for language learning; and the roles of documentation, literacies, and the internet. The volume also contains chapters on the kinds of language that are less often researched such as the revitalization of music, of whistled languages and sign languages, and how languages change when they are being revitalized. The Routledge Handbook of Language Revitalization is the ideal resource for graduate students and researchers working in linguistic anthropology and language revitalization and endangerment.


2010-06-15

Polar Bears Past Bedtime

By Mary Pope Osborne
  • Full Title : Polar Bears Past Bedtime
  • Author : Mary Pope Osborne
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN Code : 0375894691
  • Pages : 96
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! It's icicle city…when the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie to the frozen Arctic. Luckily, a seal hunter on a dogsled lends them warm clothes. Unluckily, they get stuck on cracking ice. Will the giant polar bear save them? Or will Jack and Annie become frozen dinners? Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!


2019-04-11

Emerging Legal Orders in the Arctic

By Akiho Shibata,Leilei Zou,Nikolas Sellheim,Marzia Scopelliti
  • Full Title : Emerging Legal Orders in the Arctic
  • Author : Akiho Shibata,Leilei Zou,Nikolas Sellheim,Marzia Scopelliti
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 0429865910
  • Pages : 286
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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More than ever before the changing environmental and political landscape in the Arctic requires stability and foreseeability based on resilient common norms. The emerging legal orders in the Arctic cannot be legitimately created or effectively implemented unless all relevant actors are involved. Simultaneously, it must always be based on respect for the sovereign rights of the eight Arctic states in the region, as well as the tradition and cultural livelihood of the local communities. It is this delicate balance between Arctic and non-Arctic interests that is the core problématique for the emerging legal orders in the Arctic. Emerging Legal Orders in the Arctic critically examines the role of non-Arctic actors in this advancement of the shape and scope of the Arctic legal order. Discussing the admittance and participation of Observer states and organisations in the Arctic Council, including task force meetings where new treaties are negotiated, it details the issues and successes this can result in. Setting up the context of the current legal orders in the Arctic, the book discusses Asian, indigenous and European perspectives, amongst others. There is a strong focus on the groundbreaking fisheries agreement of November 2017 in the Central Arctic Ocean (CAO), and the impact on both Arctic and non-Arctic actors. Interests in marine living resources, scientific cooperation and the Arctic shipping regimes and governance are also thoroughly discussed from multiple perspectives. The book combines the expertise of academics and practitioners in the fields of international law and Arctic governance, uniquely focusing on Asian actors in the Arctic legal order-making. The resulting study is a fascinating insight into the interplay between non-Arctic actors and the Arctic legal order, and will be invaluable to academics in the field of Arctic and international law.


2016-01-11

The Scramble for the Poles

By Klaus Dodds,Mark Nuttall
  • Full Title : The Scramble for the Poles
  • Author : Klaus Dodds,Mark Nuttall
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1509504028
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In August 2007 a Russian flag was planted under the North Pole during a scientific expedition triggering speculation about a new scramble for resources beneath the thawing ice. But is there really a global grab for Polar territory and resources? Or are these activities vastly exaggerated? In this rich and wide-ranging book, Klaus Dodds and Mark Nuttall look behind the headlines and hyperbole to reveal a complex picture of the so-called scramble for the poles. Whilst anxieties over the potential for conflict and the destruction of what is often perceived as the world's last wildernesses have come to dominate Polar debates and are, to some extent, justified, their study also highlights longer historical and geographical patterns and processes of human activity in these remote territories. Over the past century, Polar landscapes have been probed, drilled, fished, tested on and dug up, as their indigenous populations have struggled to protect their rights and interests. No longer remote places, or themselves 'poles apart' from one another, the contemporary geopolitics of the Polar regions has lessons for us all as we confront a warming world where access to resources is a concern for states, big and small.


2011-04-14

Home Ground

By Barry Lopez,Debra Gwartney
  • Full Title : Home Ground
  • Author : Barry Lopez,Debra Gwartney
  • Publisher : Trinity University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1595340882
  • Pages : 480
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Published to great acclaim in 2006, the hardcover edition of Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape met with outstanding reviews and strong sales, going into three printings. A language-lover's dream, Home Ground revitalized a descriptive language for the American landscape by combining geography, literature, and folklore in one volume. Now in paperback, this visionary reference is available to an entire new segment of readers. Home Ground brings together 45 poets and writers to create more than 850 original definitions for words that describe our lands and waters. The writers draw from careful research and their own distinctive stylistic, personal, and regional diversity to portray in bright, precise prose the striking complexity of the landscapes we inhabit. Home Ground includes 100 black-and-white line drawings by Molly O’Halloran and an introductory essay by Barry Lopez.


2008-08-02

Breaking Dawn

By Stephenie Meyer
  • Full Title : Breaking Dawn
  • Author : Stephenie Meyer
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN Code : 0316032832
  • Pages : 768
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In the explosive finale to the epic romantic saga, Bella has one final choice to make. Should she stay mortal and strengthen her connection to the werewolves, or leave it all behind to become a vampire? When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved? To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife have led her to the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or to pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fates of two tribes hangs. This astonishing, breathlessly anticipated conclusion to the Twilight Saga illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic. It's here! #1 bestselling author Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with the highly anticipated companion, Midnight Sun: the iconic love story of Bella and Edward told from the vampire's point of view. "People do not want to just read Meyer's books; they want to climb inside them and live there." -- Time "A literary phenomenon." -- The New York Times


2014-05-13

We Were Liars

By E. Lockhart
  • Full Title : We Were Liars
  • Author : E. Lockhart
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • ISBN Code : 0375984402
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. Read it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE. "Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable." —John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars


2016-05-31

Of Wolves and Men

By Barry Lopez
  • Full Title : Of Wolves and Men
  • Author : Barry Lopez
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • ISBN Code : 1480409154
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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National Book Award Finalist: A “brilliant” study of the science and mythology of the wolf by the New York Times–bestselling author of Arctic Dreams (The Washington Post). When John Fowles reviewed Of Wolves and Men, he called it “A remarkable book, both biologically absorbing and humanly rich, and one that should be read by every concerned American.” In this National Book Award–shortlisted work, literary master Barry Lopez guides us through the world of the wolf and our often-mistaken perceptions of another species’ place on our shared planet. Throughout the centuries, the wolf has been a figure of fascination and mystery, and a major motif in literature and myth. Inspiring fear and respect, the creature has long exerted a powerful influence on the human imagination. Of Wolves and Men takes the reader into the world of the Canis lupus and its relationship to humankind through the ages. Lopez draws on science, history, mythology, and his own field research to present a compelling portrait of wolves both real and imagined, dispelling our fear of them while celebrating their place in our history, legends, and hearts. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barry Lopez including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.


2018-01-26

The European Union and the Geopolitics of the Arctic

By Andreas Raspotnik
  • Full Title : The European Union and the Geopolitics of the Arctic
  • Author : Andreas Raspotnik
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1788112091
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Arctic is a region that has seen exponential growth as a space of geopolitical interest over the past decade. This insightful book is the first to analyse the European Union’s Arctic policy endeavours of the early 21st Century from a critical geopolitical perspective.


2007-06-29

Tuesdays with Morrie

By Mitch Albom
  • Full Title : Tuesdays with Morrie
  • Author : Mitch Albom
  • Publisher : Crown
  • ISBN Code : 0307414094
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved international bestseller that changed millions of lives Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He reconnected with Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class:" lessons in how to live. Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.


2018-08-31

China’s Eurasian Dilemmas

By R. James Ferguson
  • Full Title : China’s Eurasian Dilemmas
  • Author : R. James Ferguson
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1786433826
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Providing a timely analysis of China’s engagement with Eurasia, R. James Ferguson focuses on the challenges obstructing China’s path to becoming a sustainable global power. Engagement across Eurasia presents China, its leaders and policymakers with intensified contact with regional and national conflicts, posing environmental, developmental and strategic dilemmas.