The Year Before the Flood

The Year Before the Flood

With a style the "Los Angeles Times "calls as "vivid and fast-moving as the music he loves," Ned Sublette's powerful new book drives the reader through the potholed, sinking streets of the United States's least-typical city.

Author: Ned Sublette

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781569763230

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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With a style the "Los Angeles Times "calls as "vivid and fast-moving as the music he loves," Ned Sublette's powerful new book drives the reader through the potholed, sinking streets of the United States's least-typical city. In this eagerly awaited follow-up to "The World That Made New Orleans," Sublette's award-winning history of the Crescent City's colonial years, he traces an arc of his own experience, from the white supremacy of segregated 1950s Louisiana through the funky year of 2004-2005--the last year New Orleans was whole. By turns irreverent, joyous, darkly comic, passionate, and pol.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Before the Flood

Before the Flood

Before the Flood takes place in a time when satellite malls didn't hide the horizon, when the best hockey players were found on six teams, when towns were as individual as people.

Author: Alan Robert Wilson

Publisher: Dunvegan, Ont. : Cormorant Books

ISBN: 1896951120

Category: Fiction

Page: 235

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Winner of the 1999 Chapters/Books In Canada First Novel Award. Before the Flood takes place in a time when satellite malls didn't hide the horizon, when the best hockey players were found on six teams, when towns were as individual as people. Forty miles to the south, construction is about to begin on a massive dam which will alter the region forever.
Categories: Fiction

Before the Flood

Before the Flood

In Before the Flood Jacob Blanc traces the protest movements of rural Brazilians living in the shadow of the Itaipu dam—the largest producer of hydroelectric power in the world.

Author: Jacob Blanc

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478005322

Category: History

Page: 320

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In Before the Flood Jacob Blanc traces the protest movements of rural Brazilians living in the shadow of the Itaipu dam—the largest producer of hydroelectric power in the world. In the 1970s and 1980s, local communities facing displacement took a stand against the military officials overseeing the dam's construction, and in the context of an emerging national fight for democracy, they elevated their struggle for land into a referendum on the dictatorship itself. Unlike the broader campaign against military rule, however, the conflict at Itaipu was premised on issues that long predated the official start of dictatorship: access to land, the defense of rural and indigenous livelihoods, and political rights in the countryside. In their efforts against Itaipu and through conflicts among themselves, title-owning farmers, landless peasants, and the Avá-Guarani Indians articulated a rural-based vision for democracy. Through interviews and archival research—including declassified military documents and the first-ever access to the Itaipu Binational Corporation—Before the Flood challenges the primacy of urban-focused narratives and unearths the rural experiences of dictatorship and democracy in Brazil.
Categories: History

The World Before the Flood

The World Before the Flood

Author: James Montgomery

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89000643270

Category: Fore-edge paintings

Page: 294

View: 153

Categories: Fore-edge paintings

Before the Flood

Before the Flood

Author: J. R. Tim Struthers

Publisher: Downsview, Ont. : ECW Press

ISBN: UOM:39015030745643

Category: Canada

Page: 294

View: 624

Categories: Canada

The Days Before the Flood

The Days Before the Flood

This book is a retelling of Sumerian mythology, while linking it to ancient religious texts and other Near-Eastern mythology, retold from the Ancient Astronaut Theory perspective.

Author: Michael David Moreno

Publisher:

ISBN: 171422399X

Category:

Page:

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This book is a retelling of Sumerian mythology, while linking it to ancient religious texts and other Near-Eastern mythology, retold from the Ancient Astronaut Theory perspective. This is a story of humanity's origins, and of a great flood that wiped out the earth.
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Before the Flood

Before the Flood

As best-selling historian Ian Wilson reveals in this fascinating new book, evidence of a catastrophic event has been building steadily, culminating in the work of William Ryan and Walter Pitman.

Author: Ian Wilson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466867383

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 974

In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights. The great Biblical flood so described in Genesis has long been a subject of fascination and speculation. In the 19th century the English archbishop James Ussher established it as having happened in the year 2348 B.C., calculating what was then taken as the age of the earth and working backward through the entire series of Biblical "begats." Proof of the flood, which is an element of so many creation myths, began in earnest when archaeology started connecting physical evidence with Biblical story. The dream of proving the Bible as literal truth has proven irresistible, producing both spurious claims and serious scholarship. As best-selling historian Ian Wilson reveals in this fascinating new book, evidence of a catastrophic event has been building steadily, culminating in the work of William Ryan and Walter Pitman. Several years ago Ryan and Pitman had posited that around 5600 BC there had an inundation in the Black Sea of such proportions that it turned the freshwater lake into a saltwater lake by connecting it to the Mediterranean. Were that true, they estimated that there would be signs of civilization 300 feet below the surface of the Black Sea. In September 2000, using his famous underwater equipment, Robert Ballard (of SS Titanic fame) explored parts of the Black Sea near the Turkish shore and found the remains of wood houses. There had been a flood, and whether God's wrath or not it had destroyed everything around it for hundreds of miles, killing tens of thousands of people. Exploring all the archeological evidence, Wilson explains how the Black Sea flood and the Biblical flood have to be connected. In particular, Wilson argues, learnedly and persuasively, that the center of the civilized world was further to the West than previously thought-not in Egypt or Mesopotamia but in what is today Northern Turkey. The earliest, antediluvian civilizations may have migrated east into those places we have come to call the cradles of civilization, forced by the Black Sea flood to create new settlements. Scrupulous in its details and compelling in its sweep, Before the Flood is narrative detective history at its most provocative, contributing a vital new chapter to the debate about the Bible and origins of the modern world.
Categories: History

Built Before the Flood

Built Before the Flood

The ancient site of Tiahuanaco in Bolivia is one of the greatest archaeological mysteries in the world.

Author: H. S. Bellamy

Publisher:

ISBN: 1585093963

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

View: 247

The ancient site of Tiahuanaco in Bolivia is one of the greatest archaeological mysteries in the world. The author presents evidence showing that the Earth may have once had a completely different moon in the past, along with a calendar that matched a different rotation of the Earth.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Goddamned Volume 1

The Goddamned Volume 1

Prehistoric monsters and Stone Age marauders roam the land. Murder and destruciton are the rules of the day. This is the story of man on the verge of his first apocalypse. This is life before the Flood.

Author: Jason Aaron

Publisher:

ISBN: 1632157004

Category:

Page: 152

View: 666

"Caine, son of Adam. Inventor of murder. Cursed by God. The closest thing this doomed world has to a savior. It's 1,600 years after Eden, and life on earth has already gone to hell. The world of man is a place of wanton cruelty and wickedness. Prehistoric monsters and Stone Age marauders roam the land. Murder and destruciton are the rules of the day. This is the story of man on the verge of his first apocalypse. This is life before the Flood. Welcome to the world of the Goddamned."--page 4 of cover
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Before the Flood

Before the Flood

It is as much a human story as the story of water and landscape, and Before the Flood movingly reveals both the stories and the science of the key players and the four flooded towns that were washed forever away.

Author: Elisabeth C. Rosenberg

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1643136445

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 159

In the tradition of Silent Spring, a modern parable of the American experience and our paradoxical relationship with the natural world. Though it seems a part of the "natural" landscape of New England today, the Swift River Valley reservoir, dam, dike, and nature area was a triumph of civil engineering. It combined forward-looking environmental stewardship and social policy, yet the “little people”—and the four towns in which they lived—got lost along the way. Elisabeth Rosenberg has crafted Before the Flood to be both a modern and a universal story in a time when managed retreat will one day be a reality. Meticulously researched, Before the Flood, is the first narrative book on the incredible history of the Swift River Valley and the origins Quabbin Reservoir. Rosenberg dive into the socioeconomic and psychological aspects of the Swift River Valley’s destruction in order to supply drinking water for the growing populations of Boston and wider Massachusetts. It is as much a human story as the story of water and landscape, and Before the Flood movingly reveals both the stories and the science of the key players and the four flooded towns that were washed forever away.
Categories: History

Tide Tables United States and Foreign Ports

Tide Tables   United States and Foreign Ports

Between Hallets Point and Hogs Back 8 knots have been measured on the flood ;
but elsewhere between Lawrence ... from The Narrows to the Tappan Sea , it is
running flood 15 feet below the surface fully an hour before the turning from ebb ...

Author: U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B2983300

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Page:

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Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Public Buildings and Grounds of the Committee on Public Works House of Representatives

Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Public Buildings and Grounds of the Committee on Public Works  House of Representatives

No dams were built in Vermont until flood control law was changed . In section 8
of article I of the Constitution the Congress is authorized to exercise legislative
authority over that area , 10 miles square which became the District of Columbia
 ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Works

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015081268875

Category: Public works

Page:

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Categories: Public works

Tidal Current Tables

Tidal Current Tables

< I > The times of minimum before flood and ebb are indefinite . < 2 > Current
speeds up to 9.0 knots have been observed in the vicinity of the Boilers . ( 3 )
Current turns westward just before the end of the flood . < 4 > Current tends to
rotate ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822009722166

Category: Ocean currents

Page:

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Categories: Ocean currents

Tide Tables United States and Foreign Ports

Tide Tables  United States and Foreign Ports

Near the second slack the velocities are as 1 to 9 , so that if 60 minutes are
divided into 1 + 9 10 parts , one of these , or 6 minutes , represents the time in
excess of 0 hour after LW to the slack before flood , which occurs , therefore , at
Oh 06 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435062865043

Category: Tides

Page:

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Vol. for 1922 includes Data on currents.
Categories: Tides

The World Before the Flood

The World Before the Flood

But when the trip takes an unexpected and mysterious detour to a land where dinosaurs, dragons and humans coexist, this diverse group might find they have only one hope to survive-help from above.The first book in The World Before the Flood ...

Author: Kenneth Christensen

Publisher:

ISBN: 1432737716

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 805

Now, Anders prepares for a high-stakes expedition to the site that could confirm biblical history-or prove to be a devastating embarrassment. Coming along for the ride is his close friend, Dr. Kenneth Johnson; pro-evolutionists and scientific rivals, Drs. Don Carls and Kent Smith; and a group of dozens of inspired students. But when the trip takes an unexpected and mysterious detour to a land where dinosaurs, dragons and humans coexist, this diverse group might find they have only one hope to survive-help from above.The first book in The World Before the Flood trilogy, The Untold Story blends the cutting-edge science of biblical archaeology with an edge-of-your-seat adventure that explores the power of faith.
Categories: Fiction