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."

Illustrated Atlas of the Himalaya

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Author: David Zurick,Julsun Pacheco

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813138566

Category: Reference

Page: 228

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The Himalaya are world-renowned for their exquisite mountain scenery, ancient traditions, and diverse ethnic groups that tenaciously inhabit this harsh yet sublime landscape. Home to the world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest, and some of its deepest gorges, the region is a trove of biological and cultural diversity. Providing a panoramic overview of contemporary land and life in the Earth's highest mountains, the Illustrated Atlas of the Himalaya is the first full-color, comprehensive atlas of the geography, economics, politics, and culture of this spectacular area. Drawing from the authors' twenty-five years of scholarship and field experience in the region, the volume contains a stunning and unique collection of maps utilizing state-of-the-art cartography, exquisite photography, and engagingly-written text to give accurate coverage of the Himalaya. The volume covers the entire 2,700-kilometer length of the mountain range, from the Indus Valley in northern Pakistan and India, across Nepal and Bhutan, to the hidden realms of northeast India. The Illustrated Atlas of the Himalaya not only offers detailed explanations of geological formations, climate, vegetation, and natural resources but also explores the human dimension of the region's culture and economy. The authors devote special attention to discovery and travel, including exploration, mountaineering, and trekking. Packed with over 300 easy-to-read, custom designed full color maps and photographs and detailed text and map indexes, the Illustrated Atlas of the Himalaya is a superb collector's volume and an essential reference to this vast and complex mountain region.

Earth

the ever-changing planet

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Author: Donald M. Silver

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780394991955

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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An illustrated survey of the earth describing how it was formed, and including information on different types of rock, weather and erosion, the formation of mountains, and plate tectonics.

Mountain Dance

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Author: Thomas Locker

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152026226

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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A poetic description of various kinds of mountains and how they are formed. Includes factual information on mountains.

Mountains

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Author: Seymour Simon

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0688154778

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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"In the trademark Simon style, carefully selected color photos, drawings, and a clear and informative text tell the story of Earth's mountains: their formation, relative sizes, ecology, and influence on weather....Simon may have done more than any other living author to help us understand and appreciate the beauty of our planet and our universe;

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.

Our Earth

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Author: Anne F. Rockwell

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152023836

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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A simple introduction to geography which explains such things as how the earth was shaped, how islands are born from volcanoes, and how gushing springs affect rivers.

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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Mountains: A Very Short Introduction

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Author: Martin F. Price

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199695881

Category: Science

Page: 152

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"Looks at both the regional and global effects of mountains on climate and ecosystems. Considers the value of mountains to humanity, as centres of biological and cultural diversity, religious sanctuaries, sources of food, timber, and medicines, and major centres for tourism. Discusses the impact of climate change on mountains, and considers how this affects the people who rely on mountains for their livelihood or culture"--Publisher's description.

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

Illustrated Dictionary of Physical Geography

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Author: Henry T. Conserva

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1418432784

Category: Reference

Page: 96

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I am delighted to present TUMACÁCORI GOLD, a fiction adventure novel of good verses evil, packed with factual history, mystery, suspense and a touch of romance. Based on the uncanny discovery of a whirlpool vortex on the Colorado River which is rapidly depleting Arizona's precious life-sustaining water, Logan Price, a desert biologist and ghost town adventurer, travels deep into the mystifying labyrinth of the Grand Canyon to locate and destroy the threatening anomaly before the state is turned into another Sahara Desert. Logan's meticulous investigation of the diminishing whitewater rapids unexpectedly leads him to an enchanted, romantic encounter with a beautiful Indian princess, the shocking discovery of a lost, ancient civilization that time has forgotten, a hair-raising journey into a perilous world that lies far beyond the confines of reality, and finally, the amazing discovery of an enormous mountain of gold of untold worth, know as the lost Tumacacori gold. But as Logan unearths the vast fortune in gold, the heroic desert biologist suddenly realizes that the gold isn't the only treasure that lies beneath the dry and cavernous desert as he miraculously turns the desiccated Arizona desert into a garden of Eden.

A Compleat System Of General Geography

Explaining The Nature and Properties of the Earth, Viz. It's Figure, Magnitude, Motions, Situation, Contents, and Division Into Land and Water, Mountains, Woods, Desarts, Lakes, Rivers, &c. ...

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Author: Bernhardus Varenius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 528

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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.