This collection is the first comprehensive, cohesive volume to unite Appalachian history with its culture. Richard A. Straw and H. Tyler Blethen's High Mountains Rising provides a clear, systematic, and engaging overview of the Appalachian timeline, its people, and the most significant aspects of life in the region. Bringing together many of the most prestigious scholars in Appalachian studies, this volume has been designed for general and classroom use, and includes suggestions for further reading. Appalachian history with its culture. Richard A. Straw and H. Tyler Blethen's High Mountains Rising provides a clear, systematic, and engaging overview of the Appalachian timeline, its people, and the most significant aspects of life in the region. The first half of the fourteen essays deal with historical issues including Native Americans, pioneer settlement, slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction, industrialization, the Great Depression, migration, and finally, modernization. The remaining essays take a more cultural focus, addressing stereotypes, music, folklife, language, literature, and religion. Bringing together many of the most prestigious scholars in Appalachian studies, this volume has been designed for general and classroom use, and includes suggestions for further reading.
Nach dem Bestseller ›Schiffbruch mit Tiger‹ jetzt der neue große Roman von Yann Martel: ›Die Hohen Berge Portugals‹ ist ein Meisterwerk voller Weisheit und Witz. Lissabon, Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts: In einem sogenannten Automobil begibt sich der junge Tomás auf eine abenteuerliche Expedition in die Hohen Berge Portugals. Ein tragikomischer Roadtrip beginnt - der ein unvorhergesehenes Ende nehmen soll. Doch das ist erst der Anfang einer phantastischen Geschichte, die die einsame Gegend noch Jahrzehnte später umweht wie ein tragischer Zauber. In seinem neuen großen Roman verknüpft Yann Martel verschiedene Fäden eindrucksvoll zu einem literarischen Wunder: ein unglaubliches und doch absolut glaubhaftes Meisterwerk über das Leben, den Tod und die Liebe – voller Weisheit und Witz.
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Albania's unspoilt mountain scenery, cultural sites and beaches mean it is becoming increasingly popular with a growing number of curious travellers. This affectionate guide to Albania covers the length and breadth of the country, discovering remote villages and out-of-the-way towns such as Peshkopia and Erseka. Visitors will find detailed information on wildlife, national parks, hiking routes, and beaches and the latest updates in a country where changes happen every 5 minutes. For those interested in the culture and history, there is more on the main archaeological sites at Butrint and Byllis and Byzantine art, together with biographical vignettes of individuals who have figured in the country's history.
Comprehensive and authoritative, this text offers an accessible introduction to post-Soviet Eurasia. Students get a solid grounding in the physical, cultural, political, and economic geography of this rapidly changing region. Core thematic chapters focus primarily on Russia but also incorporate relevant information on the other 14 former Soviet republics. Regional chapters provide concise discussions of each republic and of Russia's main regions. Student-friendly features include engaging vignettes, review questions, exercises, recommendations for further reading, and Internet resources. The volume's over 200 original maps, photographs, and other figures are also available as PowerPoint slides at the companion website.
Louise Fletcher, a young dairy maid on an eighteenth-century Essex farm, has long been warned of the lure of the sea – after all, it stole away her father and brother. But when she is offered work as a maid in the naval port of Harwich, she leaps at the chance to see more of the world. Fifteen-year-old Luke has been press ganged and sent to sea on board the warship Essex. Aching for the girl he left behind, he must learn fast if he is to survive. Louise and Luke's new worlds are dangerous and exciting, and when they collide the consequences are astonishing.
A History of the Anglo-Corsican Kingdom and Its Role in Britain's Mediterranean Strategy During the Revolutionary War, 1793-1797
Author: Desmond Gregory
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
The author draws together abundant material to be found in archives, libraries, essays, and articles, and presents the Anglo-Corsican Kingdom as a coherent whole. He places it in its European setting, shows how it made considerable sense as an integral part of the Allied strategy in the war against Revolutionary France, and relates it to British strategy in the Mediterranean over more than a century.
In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaska’s fierce terrain and history, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling present. As his characters struggle for survival, Michener weaves together the exciting high points of Alaska’s story: its brutal origins; the American acquisition; the gold rush; the tremendous growth and exploitation of the salmon industry; the arduous construction of the Alcan Highway, undertaken to defend the territory during World War II. A spellbinding portrait of a human community fighting to establish its place in the world, Alaska traces a bold and majestic saga of the enduring spirit of a land and its people. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for Alaska “Few will escape the allure of the land and people [Michener] describes. . . . Alaska takes the reader on a journey through one of the bleakest, richest, most foreboding, and highly inviting territories in our Republic, if not the world. . . . The characters that Michener creates are bigger than life.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Always the master of exhaustive historical research, Michener tracks the settling of Alaska [in] vividly detailed scenes and well-developed characters.”—Boston Herald “Michener is still, sentence for sentence, writing’s fastest attention grabber.”—The New York Times
John Julius Norwich's dazzling history of Venice from its origins to its eighteenth century fall. 'Lord Norwich has loved and understood Venice as well as any other Englishman has ever done. He has put readers of his generation more in his debt than any other English writer' Peter Levi, The Sunday Times.
The moon had reached its maximum three times since the Chacoans conquered the First Moon People. The Chaco matrons had built their Great House high atop First Moon Mountain, and their warriors stalked arrogantly through the villages, taking what they pleased. But the gods can only stand so much human arrogance. Cold Bringing Woman, the goddess of winter, calls upon young Ripple to embark on a perilous quest to destroy the hated Chacoans. But Ripple will not face the task alone; he is aided by his stalwart friends: Wrapped Wrist, a short lothario; Spots, scarred at birth, and aide to the frightening witch, Nightshade; and Bad Cast, a simple family man, who will do anything to free his people. But the blessed matrons will brook no insurgency. In retaliation, war chief Leather Hand and his warriors embark on a campaign of terror so gruesome it remains unrivaled in the annals of prehistory. It all comes to a climax atop the mountain we now know as Chimney Rock. In the white light of the lunar maximum, the Pueblo gods will dance—and an empire will be engulfed in flames and mayhem. From New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear, People of the Moon is a story of North America's Forgotten Past—the battles fought, the heroes made, and the cultures that thrived in America's prehistory. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Biology, Pathology, Propagation, Silviculture, Surgery, Biomes, Ecology, and Conservation
Author: Bryan G. Bowes
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Trees are one of the dominant features of our existence on earth and play a fundamental role in the environment. This book gives the reader an overview and understanding of trees. Subject areas covered include ecology and conservation, tree anatomy and evolution, pathology, silviculture, propagation, and surgery. The different chapters cover trees from various world habitats, from northern boreal and montane coniferous forests to tropical and subtropical rainforests. The book is fully illustrated throughout with the highest quality color photos and is invaluable to professionals and students in plant science, plant biology, ecology, and conservation and to those working in forestry and arboriculture.
The Road to Puthukkad is a story of adventure, human endeavour, romance and murder. In late 19th century Southern India, the heavy jungle of the Western Ghats mountain range is buffeted by two monsoons. It was home to wild elephants, panthers, poisonous snakes and a small number of aboriginals. It is here that Colin Moore, second son of English gentry with no prospects in his homeland, decides his future lies in growing tea. There was an increasing demand for tea in Europe and it was now known to grow well in South India. With his labour supplier, Nakkan Maistry, and his cook and translator, Thomas, he treks into the mountains to build the estate he will call Puthukkad [Tamil for New Fields]. Together they face innumerable challenges as they battle the elements, elephants, malaria and racial conflicts. - "This is a terrific, richly rendered exploration of both time and place. Readers are treated to a wealth of fascinating details of life in the Western Ghats during the mid years of the British Raj, and are offered a window into the world of tea production. It is a compelling read." -Warren Layberry, Editor