Waterfalls of Stars is Rosanne Alexander's love letter to Skomer Island, the nature reserve where she spent ten years as a warden. It portrays a relationship with nature enthralling in its immediacy and engages readers as she cares for Skomer's bird and seal colonies while exploring her own character during periods of isolation from the mainland.
Opal, who on a quest for redemption and retribution, lives in the busy city of New Orleans, Louisiana where she once had dreams of accomplishing her dream of receiving a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and pursuing a career as a therapist. A troubling past continues to haunt her and diminishes the possibility of fulfilling this dream. The life that she has worked extremely hard to create is tested as childhood experiences of mental and emotional abuse arise when she comes face- to- face again with her dreadful enemy. An inward battle resurfaces as those suppressed traumatic memories trigger a series of progressive devastating events. Unprepared for this internal battle, Opal is forced to confront her demons. However, she finds solace in a child hood friendship with Nancy, an established Hollywood movie star whom she admirably adores. Nancy's celebrity is an escape from Opal's predictable painful life. Tracy, Opal's sister, is protective of the Dubar's deceitful family despite their faults. This betrayal causes a hateful division between the feuding sister's relationship that only God can mend. This separation is the result of a terrible family secret. Opal can no longer survive without revealing the truth! Love and pain are vividly explored as Opal fights with every ounce of strength she has for true romance, friendship and family.
My name is Florina Petre, one of the billions fans of Michael Jackson. I wrote this book as a tribute in memory of the King of Pop and I dedicate it to his children and fans. I could say that this book is a message for all those who love Michael Jackson and want him close to their hearts.. That’s what I felt when I wrote this book, each paragraph came like a twinkle in my mind in the moment I was thinking about Michael. This book is magical because my inspiration came from magic and the magic is Michael Jackson himself.
Like a spontaneous cascade of wisdom nectar, the open and natural words of Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, uncomplicated by scholarly elaboration, flow here in the tradition of the direct transmissions of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of the past. Through commentary on the Preliminary Practices (Ngöndrö) prayer from the treasure text of the great master Tragtung Düdjom Lingpa, insights into many central practices emerge in order to deepen understanding of the foundations of Vajrayana Buddhism. Also included in the book is a commentary on the Tsok Khang Dechen (Assembly Palace of Great Exaltation), the root text prayer of the second Kyabje Düdjom Rinpoche, Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje.
Recounts how, at the turn of the nineteenth century, retired charm school teacher Annie Edson Taylor planned and executed her daring feat to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel, earning her the name "Queen of the Falls."
Selbst der Tod hat ein Herz ... Molching bei München. Hans und Rosa Hubermann nehmen die kleine Liesel Meminger bei sich auf – für eine bescheidene Beihilfe, die ihnen die ersten Kriegsjahre kaum erträglicher macht. Für Liesel jedoch bricht eine Zeit voller Hoffnung, voll schieren Glücks an – in dem Augenblick, als sie zu stehlen beginnt. Anfangs ist es nur ein Buch, das im Schnee liegen geblieben ist. Dann eines, das sie aus dem Feuer rettet. Dann Äpfel, Kartoffeln und Zwiebeln. Das Herz von Rudi. Die Herzen von Hans und Rosa Hubermann. Das Herz von Max. Und das des Todes. Denn selbst der Tod hat ein Herz. „Die Bücherdiebin“ ist eine Liebesgeschichte, eine Hommage an Bücher und Worte und eine Erinnerung an die Macht der Sprache, die im Roman von Markus Zusak viele Facetten zeigt: den lakonisch-distanzierten Ton des Erzählers, Poesie und Zuversicht – und die reduzierte Sprache der Nazipropaganda.
Eureka kann die Welt retten. Doch dafür muss sie auf alles verzichten. Dank Eurekas Tränen hat sich der verlorene Kontinent Atlantis aus der Versenkung erhoben – und mit ihm sein durch und durch böser Herrscher, König Atlas. Jetzt ist Eureka die Einzige, die die Welt vor Tod und Zerstörung retten kann. Zusammen mit dem mysteriösen Ander macht sie sich auf eine atemberaubende Reise, um Solon zu finden – jenen rätselhaften, verschollenen Saathüter, der alle Antworten auf ihre Fragen kennt. Da kommt Eureka hinter ein Geheimnis, das sie vor eine folgenschwere Entscheidung stellt: Ist sie bereit, für den Sieg über Atlas alles aufzugeben – auch die Liebe?
Der Roman spielt im 6. Jahrhundert vor Christus in Indien und handelt von einem jungen Brahmanen namens Siddhartha und seinem Freund Govinda. Von seinem Vater und anderen Priestern lernt dieser über die Veden, deren philosophische Gedanken, religiöse Gebote und Anleitungen zu Gebeten und Ritualen. Weil er sieht, wie diese trotz heiliger Waschungen und Gebete zur Reinigung von den Sünden nicht aus dem Samsara entkommen, widmet er sein Leben der Suche nach dem Atman, dem All-einen, das in jedem Menschen ist.
Starstream! A great interstellar migration has begun, down the grand, ethereal highway known as the starstream—from the remnant of the Betelgeuse supernova to the center of the Milky Way. Who could have predicted the wonders of the starstream, or the perils it would unleash—including the Throgs, shadowy beings of n-space that seem to understand only death and destruction? But life goes on, dangers or no, and colonists pour down the starstream seeking new worlds. Aboard starship Charity are many such colonists, including one Claudi Melnik, a child of uncommon talents—and an AI named Jeaves, with purposes of his own. When the unthinkable occurs, Claudi must face alone the challenge of the Throgs. And no one, not even Jeaves, could have predicted the final confrontation—or imagined where unexpected allies would be found. Triumphant sequel to the bestselling From a Changeling Star, Down the Stream of Stars is a daring journey across the gulf between human and alien, to the heart of consciousness itself. Named one of the best science fiction novels of the year by Science Fiction Chronicle. DRM-free ebook edition. Original print publication by Bantam Spectra. REVIEWS AND QUOTES: Named one of the best SF novels of 1990 by Science Fiction Chronicle. “It was no surprise that...Jeffrey Carver’s Down the Stream of Stars would have heavy emphasis on science as well as good writing....” —Don D’Ammassa, in Science Fiction Chronicle “Carver’s ingenuity is everywhere apparent.” —Locus “I enjoyed it immensely. Carver provides another wild ride through a deranged cosmos. His imagination is matched only by his compassion. Marvelous effort!” —Jack McDevitt, author of Seeker and Chindi. . . . and other works of Jeffrey A. Carver “Masterfully captures the joy of exploration.” —Publishers Weekly “One of the few hard SF writers whose characters are as interesting as the deep science.” —Melissa Scott, author of Dreamships and Trouble and Her Friends “Jeff Carver is a hard sf writer who gets it right—his science and his people are equally convincing. “ —Gregory Benford, author of the Galactic Center novels
Part of John Muir's appeal to modern readers is that he not only explored the American West and wrote about its beauties but also fought for their preservation. His successes dot the landscape and are evident in all the natural features that bear his name: forests, lakes, trails, and glaciers. Here collected are some of Muir's finest wilderness essays, ranging in subject matter from Alaska to Yellowstone, from Oregon to the High Sierra.This book is part of a series that celebrates the tradition of literary naturalists--writers who embrace the natural world as the setting for some of our most euphoric and serious experiences. These books map the intimate connections between the human and the natural world. Literary naturalists transcend political boundaries, social concerns, and historical milieus; they speak for what Henry Beston called the "other nations" of the planet. Their message acquires more weight and urgency as wild places become increasingly scarce.
100+ Selections from the Letters, Journals, and Essays of the Great Naturalist
Author: Anne Rowthorn
Publisher: Wilderness Press
The Wisdom of John Muir marries the best aspects of a Muir anthology with the best aspects of a Muir biography. The fact that it is neither, and yet it is both, distinguishes this book from the many extant books on John Muir. Building on her lifelong passion for the work and philosophy of John Muir, author Anne Rowthorn has created this entirely new treatment for showcasing the great naturalist's philosophy and writings. By pairing carefully selected material from various stages of Muir's life, Rowthorn's book provides a view into the experiences, places, and people that inspired and informed Muir's words and beliefs. The reader feels able to join in with Muir's own discoveries and transformations over the arc of his life. Rowthorn is careful not to overstep her role: she stands back and lets Muir's words speak for themselves.
Iceland has some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. This book is a guide to over 230 of them. It provides a description of each waterfall, photographs, exact location with GPS coordinates, ease of access, height and width, scenic beauty rating, and detailed instructions on how to get there.
Wood, Waterfalls and Stars is a collection of essays which takes as its central focus, the challenge of Catholic education in the new millennium. The essays are rooted in the Catholic tradition and in the lived experience of Catholic students and teachers. Fred Herron builds upon the insights of authors such as Thomas Groome, William O'Malley and Andrew Greeley. Herron takes their insights and applies them to the world of Catholic education and the lives of Catholic educators, parents and students.
Albert Einstein träumt. Von der Zeit, wovon sonst? Dreißig Mal nickt er ein, und jedes Mal erscheint vor seinem geistigen Auge eine neue Vision jenes sonderbaren Phänomens, in das unsere Existenz gebettet ist. Alan Lightman ist mit seinem Roman ein Faszinosum gelungen: Mit spielerischer Leichtigkeit begleiten wir das Jahrhundertgenie Einstein auf wundersam erhellenden Traumreisen durch die Zeit. »Dreißig kleine, federleichte Gedankenspiele ... ein wunderschöner, anrührender und saukomischer Erstling.« (Stern)
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