The Amenity Migrants

Seeking and Sustaining Mountains and Their Cultures

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Author: Laurence A. G. Moss

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845930363

Category: Science

Page: 329

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Places with perceived high environmental quality and distinctive culture are globally attracting amenity migrants. Today this societal driving force is particularly manifest in mountain areas, and while beneficial for both the newcomers and locals, is also threatening highland ecologies and their human communities.

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

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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."

The Illustrated History of Natural Disasters

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Author: Jan Kozák,Vladimir Cermák

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048133253

Category: Nature

Page: 203

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This book tells the story of the Earth itself, explaining the interplay of its gradual geologi- levolution, presented as a generally slow and safe process, with the sudden manifestations of natural hazards, which involve disasters that affect the environment and lead to huge material damage and human losses. The natural forces at play, whether they are violent explosions ofvolcanic eruptions or almost imperceptible deformations of subsurface rock strata, nally- sulting in devastating earthquakes, all control the existence and destiny of a certain part of the global population. The development of man’s existence down through history has depended upon his understanding of the world in which he lives, and upon his ability to turn to his own best use the materials that were there for the taking. However, he has had not only to furnish himself with food, water, building materials, and energy to protect himself against occasional natural adversities. Protecting himself from them meant comprehending their causes, and the essential core of his understanding was in recording and depicting them. This book is written for anyone interested in the Earth in general, and in natural disasters in particular, presenting a unique collection of historical illustrations of volcanic eruptions and earthquake events and their repercussions. The book represents a golden mean between sci- ti c and popular works.

Wales Illustrated in a Series of Views

Comprising the Picturesque Scenery, Towns, Castles, Seats of the Nobility & Gentry, Antiquities, &c. : Accompanied by Historical and Topographical Descriptions. South Wales illustrated in a series of views

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 550

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The adventures of Sigr. Gaudentio di Lucca [pseud.] Being the substance of his examination before the fathers of the Inquisition at Bologna in Italy

giving an account of an unknown country in the midst of the deserts of Africa ... Copied from the original manuscript in St. Mark's library at Venice. With critical notes of the learned Signor Rhedi, sometime keeper of the said library. To which is prefixed, a letter of the secretary of the Inquisition ...

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Author: Simon Berington,George Berkeley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Utopias

Page: 415

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Delphi Complete Works of Harriet Beecher Stowe (Illustrated)

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Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 5784

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Following the 1851 publication of ‘Uncle Tom's Cabin’, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s monumental classic quickly reached an audience of millions across the world. Stowe’s portrayal of the impact of slavery on African Americans captured the nation's attention, fuelling debates concerning abolition and slavery, whilst arousing opposition in the South and helping to spark the country into Civil War. For the first time in publishing history, Delphi Classics is proud to present the complete FICTIONAL works of Harriet Beecher Stowe, with ALL the novels, spiced with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Stowe's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 11 novels, with individual contents tables * UNCLE TOM’S CABIN is fully illustrated with the first edition’s original artwork by Hammatt Billings * Includes other anti-slavery novels like DRED, appearing here in full for the first time in digital publishing * Also includes the rare composite novel that Stowe collaborated on with 11 other authors: SIX OF ONE BY HALF A DOZEN OF THE OTHER – available nowhere else * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Many rare short story collections appearing here for the first time in digital publishing * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read * Includes the biography compiled by Stowe's son - spend hours exploring the author’s personal correspondence * Features five other biographical works - discover Stowe's literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels UNCLE TOM’S CABIN OR, LIFE AMONG THE LOWLY UNCLE TOM’S CABIN YOUNG FOLKS’ EDITION DRED: A TALE OF THE GREAT DISMAL SWAMP THE MINISTER’S WOOING AGNES OF SORRENTO THE PEARL OF ORR’S ISLAND OLDTOWN FOLKS MY WIFE AND I PINK AND WHITE TYRANNY WE AND OUR NEIGHBORS SIX OF ONE BY HALF A DOZEN OF THE OTHER POGANUC PEOPLE: THEIR LOVES AND LIVES The Short Story Collections FOUR WAYS OF OBSERVING THE SABBATH AND OTHER RELIGIOUS SKETCHES UNCLE SAM’S EMANCIPATION; EARTHLY CARE A HEAVENLY DISCIPLINE; AND OTHER SKETCHES THE MAY FLOWER, AND MISCELLANEOUS WRITINGS OUR CHARLEY AND WHAT TO DO WITH HIM SOJOURNER TRUTH, THE LIBYAN SIBYL LITTLE FOXES; OR, THE LITTLE FAILINGS THAT MAR DOMESTIC HAPPINESS QUEER LITTLE PEOPLE SAM LAWSON’S OLDTOWN FIRESIDE STORIES HE’S COMING TOMORROW BETTY’S BRIGHT IDEA AND OTHER STORIES THE DAISY’S FIRST WINTER AND OTHER STORIES A DOG’S MISSION; OR, THE STORY OF THE OLD AVERY HOUSE, AND OTHER STORIES LITTLE PUSSY WILLOW AND THE MINISTER’S WATERMELONS NELLY’S HEROICS WITH OTHER HEROIC STORIES HOUSEHOLD PAPERS AND STORIES HUM, THE SON OF BUZ AND OTHER STORIES UNCOLLECTED STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Poetry RELIGIOUS POEMS The Non-Fiction A KEY TO UNCLE TOM’S CABIN SUNNY MEMORIES OF FOREIGN LANDS LADY BYRON VINDICATED PALMETTO-LEAVES AMERICAN WOMAN’S HOME: OR, PRINCIPLES OF DOMESTIC SCIENCE PREFACE TO ‘THE GARIES AND THEIR FRIENDS’ by Frank J. Webb THE SALEM WITCHCRAFT AND OTHER WORKS IMMORTALITY: A SERMON The Criticism A REVIEW OF UNCLE TOM’S CABIN by A. Woodward The Biographies LIFE OF HARRIET BEECHER STOWE by Charles Edward Stowe DAYS WITH MRS. STOWE by Annie Fields HARRIET BEECHER STOWE; JOHN BROWN: THE CONFLICT PRECIPITATED by Newell Dwight Hillis DAYS WITH MRS. STOWE by Annie Fields HARRIET BEECHER STOWE by Seth Curtis Beach Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

The Paper Road

Archive and Experience in the Botanical Exploration of West China and Tibet

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Author: Erik Mueggler

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520950496

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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This exhilarating book interweaves the stories of two early twentieth-century botanists to explore the collaborative relationships each formed with Yunnan villagers in gathering botanical specimens from the borderlands between China, Tibet, and Burma. Erik Mueggler introduces Scottish botanist George Forrest, who employed Naxi adventurers in his fieldwork from 1906 until his death in 1932. We also meet American Joseph Francis Charles Rock, who, in 1924, undertook a dangerous expedition to Gansu and Tibet with the sons and nephews of Forrest’s workers. Mueggler describes how the Naxi workers and their Western employers rendered the earth into specimens, notes, maps, diaries, letters, books, photographs, and ritual manuscripts. Drawing on an ancient metaphor of the earth as a book, Mueggler provides a sustained meditation on what can be copied, translated, and revised and what can be folded back into the earth.

A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are Prefixed, a History of the Language, and an English Grammar

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Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: N.A

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Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

1965: January-June

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Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

ISBN: N.A

Category: Copyright

Page: 1394

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Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)

The Adventures of Signor Gaudentio Di Lucca [pseud.]

Being the Substance of His Examination Before the Fathers of the Inquisition, at Bologna, in Italy. Giving an Account of an Unknown Country in the Midst of the Desarts [!] of Africa. Copied from the Original Manuscript in St. Mark's Library, at Venice

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Author: Simon] [Berlington

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Utopias

Page: 234

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The adventures of Sig. Gaudentio di Lucca [pseud.]

Being the substance of his examination before the fathers of the Inquisition at Bologna in Italy: giving an account of an unknown country in the midst of the deserts of Africa ... Copied from the original manuscript in St. Mark's library at Venice; with critical notes of the learned Signor Rhedi. To which is prefixed, a letter of the secretary of the Inquisition ... Translated from the Italian

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Author: Simon Berington

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 254

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The First Book of the Earth

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Author: Opal Irene Sevrey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692090718

Category:

Page: 70

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This is an elementary study of our planet from a geological perspective. Originally published in 1958, it covers the subject of how the earth was formed, the composition and structure of the earth, including minerals, rocks, and water, volcanoes, mountains, rivers, glaciers, fossils, dinosaurs and life forms. An index is included.