Shadows in the Soil

Human Bones and Archaeology

Author: Tony Waldron

Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited


Category: History

Page: 158

View: 8729

In explaining just what the archaeologist can reliably deduce about past societies from the study of bones and other human remains, Dr Waldron carefully avoids over-technical jargon. At the same time, however he does not over-simplify: he points out that too many previous studies have been based on insufficiently rigorous clinical and epidemiological methods.

In the Shadows of the Appalachians

Author: Cowboy Loop

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479773514

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 126

View: 8266

It was first in my thoughts for these writings to be viewed by my children and grand children. But I was compelled to set my memories, experiences, thoughts, hopes, and dreams for all youth of todays fast world. If you were raised in rural back woods, do not forget the beauty of the landscape and all living things that mother nature has blessed upon you. If you were raised in or near the city, make yourself a promise to visit rural America. Climb our mountains, explore our fields and streams, smell the vegetation, study our wildlife and you will become complete. When you think you are at the end of your rope, look to yourself for strength and guidance. You may be the wisest counselor you know.

In the Shadow of Slavery

Africa’s Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World

Author: Judith Carney

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520944852

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 6953

The transatlantic slave trade forced millions of Africans into bondage. Until the early nineteenth century, African slaves came to the Americas in greater numbers than Europeans. In the Shadow of Slavery provides a startling new assessment of the Atlantic slave trade and upends conventional wisdom by shifting attention from the crops slaves were forced to produce to the foods they planted for their own nourishment. Many familiar foods—millet, sorghum, coffee, okra, watermelon, and the "Asian" long bean, for example—are native to Africa, while commercial products such as Coca Cola, Worcestershire Sauce, and Palmolive Soap rely on African plants that were brought to the Americas on slave ships as provisions, medicines, cordage, and bedding. In this exciting, original, and groundbreaking book, Judith A. Carney and Richard Nicholas Rosomoff draw on archaeological records, oral histories, and the accounts of slave ship captains to show how slaves' food plots—"botanical gardens of the dispossessed"—became the incubators of African survival in the Americas and Africanized the foodways of plantation societies.

Shadows in the Dawn

Author: Kathryn Lasky

Publisher: StarWalk Kids Media

ISBN: 1623348854

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 4260

Stunning photographs and evocative text take readers to far-off Madagascar where primatologist Alison Jolly dwells and works among lemurs. These fascinating, endangered primates socialize in troops, and like humans, they are often involved in power struggles and family disputes.

In the Shadow of Angels

Author: Charles Maldon Sr.

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440197911

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

View: 8794

In his book In the Shadow of Angels,, Charles Maldon reflects upon that season of his life when he was without the peace of God. He presents the contribution of several extraordinary saints whom he addresses as angels who are largely responsible for his journey and victory into the perfect peace of God. He reveals the uniqueness of each angel and relates the love and care provided by each when he needed someone to encourage and stand by him on his march toward his purpose and calling in God. These individuals displayed strength and character that became an incentive for him to strive to be the best person that God ordained him to be. Without them being there, his life in the Deep South would almost definitely have taken a different direction. By the mercy of God, he encountered each of them at a time when he was in desperate need of love and encouragement to keep from fainting. Each of them left him with a lifetime memory and a victory of healing and peace and thankfulness.

Shadows in the Grass

Author: Beverley Harper

Publisher: Pan Australia

ISBN: 1742625517

Category: Fiction

Page: 752

View: 8706

Enraged screams filled his head. Deadly shapes bore down. Animal and man driven by one single thought. Kill or be killed. Neither wanted to die. Falsely accused of a terrible crime, impetuous young aristocrat Lord Dallas Acheson is forced to flee his native Scotland, leaving behind the only woman he has ever loved-Lady Lorna de Iongh. From that day onwards, he must learn to live a different life in a land where danger is an ever-present partner. Fate takes him to southern Africa and the emerging seaport of Durban, from where he sets off to trade and hunt, seeking his fortune in the little-travelled midlands of Natal and the wilds of Zululand. Tested to the limit, Dallas discovers more than he could have imagined. Married to a woman he doesn't love, he yearns to abandon the restraints of nineteenth-century society to be with Lorna. And when the Zulu war breaks out, he finds himself torn between old and new loyalties, required to be an enemy of the land that is now his true home.

In the Shadow of Vesuvius

A Cultural History of Naples

Author: Jordan Lancaster

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781850437642

Category: History

Page: 266

View: 6688

A general history of Naples explores how its culture has influenced the international arena, discussing a wide range of topics, from the region's controversial history and high rates of crime to the ruins of Pompeii and the San Carlo opera house.

Fear In the Shadows

Author: Héron-Mimouni

Publisher: Babelcube Inc.

ISBN: 1633390977

Category: Fiction

Page: 109

View: 9979

Along the corridors of Fresnes’ women’s prison, within its cells, death is on the prowl. Suspicious fatalities mean fear is hovering over the inmates. Are they suicides...or murders? Louise delves into an investigation which will put her life in danger. Does she know too much? How did she find the clues that eluded her? And who is threatening the women detainees? Behind the grey stone walls of the prison, Louise’s past rears its head, coming back to haunt her. Yet she will have little time to draw strength from her memories of the past to help her fight against an invisible enemy. Fear in the Shadows, a novel filled with unrelenting suspense which in its guise of crime novel paints a picture of prison life. An immersion into the world of the penitentiary.

In the Shadows of State and Capital

Author: Steve Striffler

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822328636

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

View: 3120

In the Shadows of State and Capital tells the story of how Ecuadorian peasants gained, and then lost, control of the banana industry.

Man in the Shadows

Inside the Middle East Crisis with a Man Who Led the Mossad

Author: Efraim Halevy

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429904984

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 6564

Israel's Mossad is thought by many to be one of the most powerful intelligence agencies in the world. In Man in the Shadows, Efraim Halevy—a Mossad officer since 1961 and its chief between 1998 and 2002—provides an unprecedented portrait of the Middle East crisis. Having served as the secret envoy of prime ministers Rabin, Shamir, Netanyahu, Barak, and Sharon, Halevy was privy to many of the top-level negotiations that determined the progress of the region's struggle for peace during the years when the threat of Islamic terror became increasingly powerful. Informed by his extraordinary access, he writes candidly about the workings of the Mossad, the prime ministers he served under, and the other major players on the international stage: Yasir Arafat, Saddam Hussein, Hafiz al-Assad, Mu'amar Gadhafi, Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush. From the vantage point of a chief in charge of a large organization, he frankly describes the difficulty of running an intelligence agency in a time when heads of state are immersed, as never before, in using intelligence to protect their nations while, at the same time, acting to protect themselves politically. Most important, he writes fiercely and without hesitation about how the world might achieve peace in the face of the growing threat from Islamic terrorist organizations. In this gripping inside look, Halevy opens his private dossier on events past and present: the assassination attempt by the Mossad on the life of Khaled Mashal, now the leader of Khammas; the negotiations surrounding the Israeli-Jordan Peace Accord and its importance for the stability of the region; figures in the CIA, like Jim Angleton and George Tenet, with whom he worked (Halevy even shares his feelings about Tenet's abrupt resignation). He tells the truth about what the Mossad really knew before 9/11. He writes candidly about assessing the threat of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in the region and beyond, and what this spells for the future of international stability and survival. He touches on the increasing visibility of the CIA in the Middle East and openly shares his misgivings about both the report of the 9/11 Commission and the Middle East road map to peace that was pressed on all sides of the conflict by the U.S. government. He looks at the terrorist attacks in Madrid and London and their far-reaching effects, and states the unthinkable: We have yet to see the worst of what the radical Islamic terrorists are capable of. Sure to be one of the year's most talked-about books, this fierce and intelligent account of will be a must-read for those looking to hear from a man who wielded his influence, in the shadows, to save the Middle East and the world from a never-ending cycle of violence and destruction.

Shadows in the Caribbean

Author: James Wollrab

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595090265

Category: Fiction

Page: 468

View: 3785

During the Bay of Pigs invasion, a young Cuban military officer is trapped by the Cuban revolution of Fidel Castro when his special operation to recover treasures hidden for General Batista becomes entangled in expatriate treachery and murder. His rescuing of a downed CIA-sponsored American bomber crew and the liberation of his young son Carlos set the stage for the officer's eventual escape. Powerful drug interests associated with his enemies and the American government are drawn into a frantic search for his son, who is believed to have become a major drug smuggler. When the rescued American pilot forms the only viable link to the elusive Carlos, the hunters soon find that they have become the hunted!

In the Shadow of Spengler

Author: John O'Loughlin

Publisher: Centretruths Digital Media

ISBN: 1446694100

Category: Philosophy

Page: 250

View: 4731

This composite project by John O'Loughlin combines the dialogues of 'A Question of Belief' (1978) with the essays of 'The Fall of Love' (1979), to make a substantial volume of literary philosophy which attempts to take a balanced view of a variety of weighty subjects, from literature and music to war and spirituality, under the looming shadow of Spenglerian historicism and environmental fatalism.

Shadows In The Dust

Author: Robert L. McGrath


ISBN: 0557483727


Page: N.A

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The Conquest of Brazil

Author: Roy Nash

Publisher: Biblo & Tannen Publishers

ISBN: 9780819602077

Category: History

Page: 438

View: 6856


Issues in Extreme Conditions Technology Research and Application: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464965692

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 671

View: 4507

Issues in Extreme Conditions Technology Research and Application: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Extreme Conditions Technology Research and Application. The editors have built Issues in Extreme Conditions Technology Research and Application: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Extreme Conditions Technology Research and Application in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Extreme Conditions Technology Research and Application: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at

Grimoire of the Thorn-Blooded Witch

Mastering the Five Arts of Old World Witchery

Author: Raven Grimassi

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1609259173

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 3183

Learn to Stand with Feet Rooted in Shadow and Hands Stretched to the Stars "In your hands is Raven Grimassi's most personal and powerful work to date. In it he shares profound Craft teachings that will transform your relationship with magick, and your work as a Witch. I wish I’d had access to this treasure earlier on my path."—Christopher Penczak, co-founder of the Temple of Witchcraft and author of the Plant Spirit Familiar For the first time in more than a decade, Grimassi introduces readers to a new system of witchcraft, one that draws upon the old ways and the old days. Rich with spells, rituals, and detailed illustrations of plant spirits, Grimassi dares readers to take the path that leads deep into the darkened woods—to traverse upon the Thorned Path. Meet the entities that dwell within the organic memory of the earth, the devas, the deities, the magical life force that lies within the wooded glen. Learn to work with these spirits, and use their wisdom to transform your life and your practice.

In the Shadow of the Ark

Author: Anne Provoost

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545414822

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3685

THE RED TENT meets GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING in the profoundly moving tale of a young woman who survives the flood as a stowaway on Noah's Ark. "And every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth..." When ReJana and her family reach the desert plain where the great ship is being constructed, the world has already begun to change. The waters are rising everywhere, and both people and animals are beginning to panic. This is the dramatic story of the weeks and months that follow, as the rain transforms the earth and the people come to understand the magnitude of the disaster. This is the story of one girl who stows away on the ark for love of Ham, Noah's son. This is her story of survival.

Time in the Shadows

Confinement in Counterinsurgencies

Author: Laleh Khalili

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804783977

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 2258

Detention and confinement—of both combatants and large groups of civilians—have become fixtures of asymmetric wars over the course of the last century. Counterinsurgency theoreticians and practitioners explain this dizzying rise of detention camps, internment centers, and enclavisation by arguing that such actions "protect" populations. In this book, Laleh Khalili counters these arguments, telling the story of how this proliferation of concentration camps, strategic hamlets, "security walls," and offshore prisons has come to be. Time in the Shadows investigates the two major liberal counterinsurgencies of our day: Israeli occupation of Palestine and the U.S. War on Terror. In rich detail, the book investigates Abu Ghraib, Guantánamo Bay, CIA black sites, the Khiam Prison, and Gaza, among others, and links them to a history of colonial counterinsurgencies from the Boer War and the U.S. Indian wars, to Vietnam, the British small wars in Malaya, Kenya, Aden and Cyprus, and the French pacification of Indochina and Algeria. Khalili deftly demonstrates that whatever the form of incarceration—visible or invisible, offshore or inland, containing combatants or civilians—liberal states have consistently acted illiberally in their counterinsurgency confinements. As our tactics of war have shifted beyond slaughter to elaborate systems of detention, liberal states have warmed to the pursuit of asymmetric wars. Ultimately, Khalili confirms that as tactics of counterinsurgency have been rendered more "humane," they have also increasingly encouraged policymakers to willingly choose to wage wars.

Writing in the Shadow

Resistance Publications in Occupied Europe

Author: Harry Stone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135213291

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 1893

The first complete national and international survey in the English language of the clandestine newspapers and books published in the occupied countries of Europe during the Second World War. A man with earphones crouching in the attic listening in with a crystal set, a prisoner writing fearfully even in the condemned cell, youths taking courses in weightlifting so as to be able to carry cases of lead type with apparent ease: these are just some of the people who helped produce clandestine newspapers and books in the occupied countries of Europe during the Second World War. Writing in the Shadow describes the risks these people ran and the ingenuity and brilliant improvisation they used to hoodwink the Nazis and distribute newsletters to tens of thousands of people.

The Web Master

Operation Peacemaker

Author: Rob Slater

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595385338

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

View: 7081

Nick Fox, is the genius, code-named the Web Master and the founder and leader of Factor 9. From their state-of-the-art, underground command post located just outside of Washington, DC, the Web Master directs his Factor 9 team through the infiltration of our enemies networks. With the aid of their multi-billion dollar, supercomputer, UtahRaptor, this team renders their enemies electronic operations lifeless. Hired by the CIA to track down one of the most dangerous men in the world, Factor 9 must navigate through their most dangerous mission yet, Operation Pacemaker. From the Middle East to Australia to the Port of Baltimore, Factor 9 pursues the largest global arms dealer, who is planning a supply line of weapons that may destabilize the world. Operation Peacemaker comes at a time when the Web Master must reconcile the death of his beloved wife. Unable to let go, his world begins to crumble, at a time when his team needs him the most. Will Web survive his internal demons and at the same time be able to survive the hunting of the most dangerous man in the world? While this fast-paced, cyber-thriller leaves a sinuous trail across the globe, the answers the Web Master seeks, may be back at home.