One River

Explorations and Discoveries in the Amazon Rain Forest

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Author: Wade Davis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448191432

Category: Science

Page: 544

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From the author of INTO THE SILENCE, winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction In 1941, Richard Evans Schultes took a leave of absence from Harvard University and disappeared into the Northern Amazon of Colombia. The world’s leading authority on the hallucinogens and medicinal plants of the region, he returned after twelve years of travelling through South America in a dug-out canoe, mapping uncharted rivers, living among local tribes and documenting the knowledge of shamans. Thirty years later, his student Wade Davis landed in Bogota to follow in his mentor’s footsteps – so creating an epic tale of undaunted adventure, a compelling work of natural history and a testament to the spirit of scientific exploration.

One River

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Author: Christina V. Pacosz

Publisher: Pudding House Publications

ISBN: 9781930755314

Category:

Page: 24

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One River

Or, Trout and Grayling Fishing on the Upper (Salisbury) Avon

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Author: Harold Eustace Carey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Avon River (Wiltshire-Dorset, England)

Page: 112

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One river - seven States

TVA-State relations, in the development of the Tennessee River

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Author: Elliott Roberts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 100

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Two Men, One River

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Author: R. L. Manson

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1525505858

Category: Fiction

Page: 414

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Begin with 1918 Niagara-on-the-lake: its opulence and extravagance, the actors and the elite, the tennis and golf and lawn bowling, and the promise of a fantastical amusement park lifestyle. The region is thriving. Sir Adam Beck is building the world’s largest hydro power station. Nikola Tesla has found a way to make electricity accessible to all of humanity. And a man named King Camp Gillette has developed plans for a futuristic utopian society that would have the mighty Niagara River as its lifeblood. Add two men with special abilities and powerful incentives. Jack Saunders is a troubled veteran of the First World War who desperately wants to make a good life for his beloved wife and friends, but his addictions and impulsive behaviour keep turning his noble intentions into disaster. Aaron O’Malley is an affluent business owner who sees that the region is on the verge of an evolution, one that he must cultivate for his personal gain. But O’Malley needs Jack. He preys upon his vulnerability and draws him into an ambitious scheme that he claims will bring wealth and power beyond their wildest dreams. History is about to change, and Jack is the key to its outcome.

One River, Many Creeks

Poems from All Around the World

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Author: Valerie Bloom

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

ISBN: 9780330397681

Category: Children's poetry

Page: 166

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Spanning continents and centuries, this is a multicultural collection of poems and a celebration of the diversity of the peoples of the world. It features poems from all around the world and from poets of all nationalities now living in Britain.

Handbook of Inquiry in the Arts Therapies

One River, Many Currents

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Author: Helen Payne

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853021534

Category: Psychology

Page: 267

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The first book to embrace all the arts therapies, this is a ground-breaking examination of the effects of arts therapies interventions in health, education, community and social services settings. It is written by specialists addressing themes which are relevant to all arts therapists exploring the relationship between research and practice.

Two Sides of One River

Nationalism and Ethnography in Galicia and Portugal

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Author: António Medeiros

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857457241

Category: Social Science

Page: 382

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Galicia, the region in the northwest corner of Spain that is contiguous with northern Portugal, is known officially as the Autonomous Community of Galicia. It is recognized as one of the historical nationalities that makes up the Spanish state, as legitimized by the Spanish Constitution of 1978. This study compares the topographic and ethnographic descriptions produced with respect to Galicia and Portugal during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in order to understand how the integration in different states and the existence of a specific nationalist discourse marked differences in the ways that two bordering regions in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula have been represented. Although Galicia and Portugal each belong to different states, their similarities are frequently alluded to. The author explores the presence and role of the imagination in creating a sense, over the last century and a half, of the national being and becoming of these two related peoples.

One River, Many Wells

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Author: Matthew Fox

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN: 9781585423262

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 469

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Inviting readers to embrace a common faith of deep ecumenism, a guide to the commonalities of the world's religions draws on seminal quotes, lessons, and ideas to demonstrate how each expresses a similar goal and approach to life. Original.

One River More

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Author: W. D. Wetherell

Publisher: The Lyons Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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The author describes his experiences during one typical year of fly fishing in Vermont and Montana

The Mighty Niagara

One River, Two Frontiers

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Author: John N. Jackson

Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 486

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This in-depth regional study of the Niagara Frontier traces the evolution of landscape and patterns of settlement on both sides of the Niagara River extending from St. Catharines, Ontario, to Lockport, New York. This significant region, astride an international frontier, both connects and separates, unites and divides Canadian and American territories bordering the Niagara River. Like map overlays that build on an underlying base geography, Professor Jackson's chronological approach begins with the qualities of the physical background and their ongoing ramifications up to the present for the use and development of land. He then adds the Native settlements, showing their trails and economic activities, while highlighting the amazing fact that certain Native features remain an intrinsic part of the modern landscape. The next time period reveals that the previous human landscapes, once continuous across the Niagara River, became acutely discontinuous with the creation in 1783 of an unseen but divisive international boundary. Subsequent chapters follow the changes over the course of time as canals, railways, hydroelectric power, and the dominance of the automobile in the present era all transform the environment. Jackson also discusses Niagara Falls as the fulcrum around which the Niagara Frontier has developed and the impact of the tourist industry on the region. This thorough analysis of an important international region will be of great use to students of regional, urban, and historical geography as well as to anyone involved in cross-boundary trade, education, or tourism.

Luis Cernuda: One River, One Love

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Author: Philip G. Johnston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910572221

Category:

Page: 160

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Philip G Johnston's new translation of Un rio, un amor (One River, One Love) by Luis Cernuda (1902-1963) is faithful to the author's quasi-Surrealist intentions. Written in France and Spain in 1928-1929, this collection reflects the influences, conflicts and impulses that governed the poet's life then. It speaks of the alienation of a marginalized, disaffected individual in a Spain which he described as "decrepit and decomposing", of a shy homosexual gradually and painfully coming to terms with his orientation in a rigid, hostile society, of a passion for American popular culture (Jazz, Blues and cinema), filtered through a Hispanic sensitivity, and eventually somewhat tempered by the disappointments of daily life. The collection's later poems see Cernuda finding an admirable and resonant voice of protest. Very much a part of the broad European Modernist ethos (Cernuda can justifiably be compared to, say, T S Eliot), One River, One Love is furthermore written in the spirit of Spain's famous Generation of 1927 (spearheaded by figures such as Dali, Lorca and Bunuel) which set about reacting to "what had already been said", seeking the radical reform of the Spanish aesthetic and, in doing so, created a second Spanish Golden Age. Intriguingly balanced between what Cernuda himself would later term "Reality and Desire", this collection also involves a significant flirtation with the conventions of Surrealism. Lautreamont's famous formula involving the sewing machine, the umbrella and the dissection table is most certainly nodded to here in the characteristic Cernudian harnessing of shocking, incongruous and unexpected elements in imagery. That flirtation, however, stops short of full consummation of the relationship (Cernuda never, for example, gives himself completely over to unfettered, automatic writing, or, "dictee de la pensee") -which fact in itself speaks of a peculiarly Spanish twist to the European avant-garde.

One River, Two Cultures

A History of the Bella Coola Valley

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Author: Paula Wild

Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781550173543

Category: History

Page: 288

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One River, Two Cultures is a well-researched history told in an accessible, conversational style from the point of view of a visitor utterly swept away by the natural beauty of the Bella Coola Valley and the friendliness of its full-time residents. Several years ago, Paula Wild spent a month in the Bella Coola Valley. Afterward, she couldn't get the place out of her mind, and it ended up hugely impacting her life. She spent the next few years travelling back and forth between the comparatively bustling metropolis of her hometown of Courtenay, British Columbia and the rugged wilds of Bella Coola, interviewing residents and unearthing the history of this unique and unforgettable place. One River, Two Cultures is the result: a remarkable story of human endurance and of a people's relationship with the raw, physical landscape around them. Starting with the prehistory of the Nuxalk First Nations, Wild documents the arrival and impact of fur traders, explorers, gold seekers, the Norwegians who settled the valley in 1894, and the rough and ready mix of 'outsiders' who embraced the challenges of living in a remote wilderness area. One River, Two Cultures is a well-researched history told in an accessible, conversational style from the point of view of a visitor utterly swept away by the natural beauty of the Bella Coola Valley and the friendliness of its full-time residents. Illustrated with black and white archival photographs, as well as contemporary images, this book will take you to a place that is both striking in beauty and rich in culture.

Like a Single River

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Author: Sid Gardner

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595315445

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

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A charismatic Mexican woman, Maria Chavez, is leading one million Mexicans on a non-violent march from Mexico to the California border to try to reclaim Mexican land grants that are now part of California. Sam Leonard is the journalist covering the story of Chavez and the governor of California.

Am Fluß

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Author: Esther Kinsky

Publisher: Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3957570549

Category: Fiction

Page: 387

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Auf der Longlist für den Deutschen Buchpreis 2014 Alte Fabriken, ärmliche Häuser, aber auch unverhoffte Streifen von Wildnis: eine Landschaft an der Grenze zwischen Stadt und Land, bevölkert von aus ihren Ordnungen gefallenen Menschen, wie sie das wahre Leben am Rande jeder Metropole prägen. In neun Etappen eines Spaziergangs in der Gegend um den River Lea im Osten Londons verfolgt Esther Kinsky die sich überlagernden Spuren ersönlicher Geschichte und urbaner Historie dieser Flusslandschaft und nutzt die Wildnis des Marschlands als Freiraum für Erinnerung und Reflexion. Der River Lea wird zur Grenzmarkierung und zugleich zu einem Wegweiser: Erfahrung und Wahrnehmung finden an ihm eine Schranke und ein Ziel. »Am Fluss« ist ein Buch über das Sehen, über Erkenntnis durch Betrachtung, in dem Esther Kinsky die Frage nach den Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Sichtbarmachung von Welt neu stellt.

Wider Than a Mile

One River Two Women

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Author: Mimi Hughes

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781490459486

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 342

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In 2006, at the age of fifty, Mimi Hughes swam 1,777 miles of the Danube River for social change and to encourage environmental responsibility. She was the first woman to swim the length of the Danube River. She passed through 9 European countries, with her daughter Kelsey as her support kayaker, overcoming many obstacles, yet often aided by strangers.

First, There Is a River

Book One in the Spirit of the River Series

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Author: Kathy Steffen

Publisher: Medallion Media Group

ISBN: 1605428604

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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In this2tale of heartache and self-discovery, Emma seeks2solace on her uncle's boat, where she is greeted by the kindness and companionship of a stranger. As she learns about herself and the possibility of happiness, her vengeful husband follows close behind.

The Legend of River Mahay

Story of love, survival and triumph over adversity

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Author: Deborah Wood

Publisher: Publication Consultants

ISBN: 1594332312

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Homesteaders wounding each other in a deadly shootout. Bear attacks. Surviving 60-below zero on the North Slope. Riverboating Class VI whitewater, considered impossible to run without risk of life and limb. Practical jokes. Moose Dropping festivals. Plane crashes. Drownings. Saving lives. Love and Passion. Divorce. Eccentric curmudgeons. All these describe the true-to-life people, stories and tales of high adventure that await you in The Legend of River Mahay. Read about the man, the legend, and the lifestyle that made his name a household word in Alaska. His story will keep you spellbound, laughing and crying from start to finish, and in the end, entice you to become a part of the allure that is Alaska. The Legend of River Mahay is a classic that reveals to us that being an Alaskan is not just a name, but rather, a celebration of an adventure lifestyle; a dream that all of us have within us. This book is also an allegorical tale of the struggle that all Alaska pioneers embrace. Take the adversities with bears and substitute fear, self doubt, isolationism, failure, and hardships that all pioneers combat to survive, succeed and evolve in the wilderness. This is a story about a man who wants to know what is always on the other side of the ridge, and who does what it takes to get there. Christopher Batin, Editor and Publisher, Alaska Angler/Alaska Hunter Publications. Although The Legend of River Mahay illustrates a man and his dream, it also presents life in an Alaska Bush community where the odds are good that the goods are odd. Deborah Cox Wood relates Steve Mahay's yen for adventure, his personal'Mahay Way' philosophy, adventures on the river, his personal life and family, as well as his relentless pursuit of living by God's rules--all amidst the history and local color of Talkeetna, Alaska, population 378 and one old grouch. Larry Kaniut, Author of Alaska Bear Tales

Stromschnellen

Roman

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Author: Bonnie Jo Campbell

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 349296186X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Die sechzehnjährige Margo ist am Stark River aufgewachsen und hat zu Fluss und Natur ein sehr viel innigeres Verhältnis als zu den Menschen. Sie spricht wenig bis gar nicht, schwimmt wie ein Fisch und ist eine erstklassige Schützin. Zu ihrem Pech ist sie ungewöhnlich hübsch, und irgendwann geraten die Dinge deshalb außer Kontrolle. Margo flieht und vertraut sich dem Fluss an. Mit ihrem Ruderboot und einem geklauten Gewehr beginnt sie ein Vagabundenleben zu Wasser .... Ein großartiger Roman, in dem die moderne Schwester von Huckleberry Finn versucht, ihren Platz in einer Welt zu finden, auf die niemand sie vorbereitet hat. Nach einem von der Kritik schon hoch gelobten, für den National Book Award nominierten Band Kurzgeschichten gelang Bonnie Jo Campbell mit diesem Roman der literarische Durchbruch. „Bonnie Jo Campbells Menschen wirken so lebendig, als beobachte man sie durch ein offenes Fenster.“ Joyce Carol Oates