Monumentally bored in spite of his privileged life in Paris society, heir Jacinto is invited to witness the move of his ancestors' bones to a newly renovated chapel in Portugal and sets off with his best friend on an adventurous train ...
Author: Eça de Queirós
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Monumentally bored in spite of his privileged life in Paris society, heir Jacinto is invited to witness the move of his ancestors' bones to a newly renovated chapel in Portugal and sets off with his best friend on an adventurous train journey through France and Spain. Original.
In Making Mountains, David Stradling shows the transformation of the Catskills landscape as a collaborative process, one in which local and urban hands, capital, and ideas have come together to reshape the mountains and the communities ...
Author: David Stradling
Publisher: University of Washington Press
For over two hundred years, the Catskill Mountains have been repeatedly and dramatically transformed by New York City. In Making Mountains, David Stradling shows the transformation of the Catskills landscape as a collaborative process, one in which local and urban hands, capital, and ideas have come together to reshape the mountains and the communities therein. This collaboration has had environmental, economic, and cultural consequences. Early on, the Catskills were an important source of natural resources. Later, when New York City needed to expand its water supply, engineers helped direct the city toward the Catskills, claiming that the mountains offered the purest and most cost-effective waters. By the 1960s, New York had created the great reservoir and aqueduct system in the mountains that now supplies the city with 90 percent of its water. The Catskills also served as a critical space in which the nation's ideas about nature evolved. Stradling describes the great influence writers and artists had upon urban residents - especially the painters of the Hudson River School, whose ideal landscapes created expectations about how rural America should appear. By the mid-1800s, urban residents had turned the Catskills into an important vacation ground, and by the late 1800s, the Catskills had become one of the premiere resort regions in the nation. In the mid-twentieth century, the older Catskill resort region was in steep decline, but the Jewish "Borscht Belt" in the southern Catskills was thriving. The automobile revitalized mountain tourism and residence, and increased the threat of suburbanization of the historic landscape. Throughout each of these significant incarnations, urban and rural residents worked in a rough collaboration, though not without conflict, to reshape the mountains and American ideas about rural landscapes and nature.
Author: Sir Richard Francis BurtonPublish On: 1861
r Utah Territory, bad efl'ects of conflicting judiciaries l2. boundaries of, 273. cities
and counties of, 291-3. climate of, 275. configuration of the country, 273.
diseases in, 27S. ... Utah Territory, singular formation of the mountains of, 275.
Instead, the forms of tourism that developed around panoramas and landscape
reliefs in the city, and huts and paths in the mountains, need to be understood as
a shared set of affective reactions emerging from human interaction with these ...
Author: Ben Anderson
Publisher: Springer Nature
This book is the first transnational history of rambling and mountaineering. Focussing on the critical turn-of-the-century era, it offers new insights into alpine development, attitudes to danger, cultures of time, internationalism and domesticity in the outdoors. It charts an emerging group of mass tourist activities, and argues that these thousands of walkers and climbers can only be understood within the context of the urban cultures from which most of them came. In doing so, it offers a fresh perspective on the relationship of alpinists and countryside enthusiasts to the modern world. Instead of an escape from or rejection of modernity, it finds that upland trampers and climbers contested what it meant to be modern, used those modern identities to make political claims on rural space and rural people, and sought to define what a more modern future society should be like.
Mormons, Miners, Padres, Mountain Men, and the Opening of the Great Basin,
1772-1869 Michael S. Durham. Young, who took him on a tour of the city. In
private meetings, the two men aired grievances but on the whole got along so
well that, ...
Author: Michael S. Durham
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
On July 24, 1847, a band of Mormon pioneers descended into the Salt Lake Valley. Having crossed the Great Plains and hauled their wagons over the Rocky Mountains, they believed that their long search for a permanent home had finally come to an end. The valley was an arid and inhospitable place, but to them it was Zion. They settled on the edge of an immense, uncharted, and self-contained region covering over 220,000 square miles, or one-fifteenth of the area of the United States. The early-nineteenth-century explorer John Charles Fremont had just aptly named this region the Great Basin because its lakes and rivers have no outlet to the sea: its waters course down the mountains and disappear into the desert. Here, in a land that few others wanted, the Mormons hoped to live and worship in peace. Within ten years of their arrival, the Mormons had established nineteen communities, extending all the way to San Diego, California--a remarkable feat of colonization and one of the great successes of the westward movement. Desert Between the Mountains is by no means, however, a story of splendid and stoic isolation. Beginning with an explanation of the Great Basin's unique and enigmatic topography, Michael S. Durham delineates the region as a crucible for a complex and exciting narrative history. Tales of nomadic Indian tribes, Spanish ecclesiastics, intrepid furtrappers, and adventurous early explorers are brilliantly and thoroughly chronicled. Moreover, Durham depicts the Mormon way of life under the constant strain from its interaction with miners, soldiers, mountain men, the Pony Express, railroad builders, federal officials, and an assortment of other so-called Gentiles. Durham vigorously explores the dynamics of this important chapter of American history, capturing its epic sweep, its near biblical mayhem, and its unforgettable characters in an illuminating and provocative account. Desert Between the Mountains concludes with the joining of the transcontinental railroad at Promontory, Utah, in 1869, an event that marked the end of the pioneer era. This is a dramatic, multifaceted, and definitive study of the Great Basin, demonstrating, for the first time, that it is a region unified in its history as well as its geography--that today includes all of Nevada, most of Utah, and parts of five other surrounding states.
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Parks and RecreationPublish On: 1978
STATEMENT OF THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES The city of Los Angeles supports
the establishment of a Channel Islands and Santa Monica Mountains National
Park and Seashore as proposed by S . 1906 . These mountains contain ...
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Parks and Recreation
It is a region where rugged mountains, cleft by deep gorges, tower in peaks 1
0,000 feet above sea level ; a region of ... of the city of Los Angeles is spread over
the plain, the city's downtown district lying midway between the mountains and
In Masooma's mind, he connects her to glamour and luxury, to a city of cars and
lights and fancy restaurants and royal palaces, regardless of how remote this link
might be. Parwana remembers how, long ago, Masooma used to say to her that ...
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: A&C Black
From the no. 1 bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns A Richard & Judy Summer Book Club pick Ten-year-old Abdullah would do anything for his younger sister. In a life of poverty and struggle, with no mother to care for them, Pari is the only person who brings Abdullah happiness. For her, he will trade his only pair of shoes to give her a feather for her treasured collection. When their father sets off with Pari across the desert to Kabul in search of work, Abdullah is determined not to be separated from her. Neither brother nor sister know what this fateful journey will bring them. And the Mountains Echoed is a deeply moving epic of heartache, hope and, above all, the unbreakable bonds of love.
At issue is the construction of20,000 residential units west of Richmond, which
will dramatically change the direction of the city's expansion and will weaken it
economically and politically. The public uproar surrounding the new plan, which
Author: Don Liebich
Memos from the Mountains is a compilation of essays regarding Middle East politics and current events. These essays were originally posted on the website www.mountainmemos.blogspot.com.
THE GOLDEN CITY. 281 And to this tune, which, many a day since then, A
haunting music has come back again. Oh the golden city, Shining far away ! —
With its domes and steeples tall, And the sunlight over all ; With the waters of a
In its focus on local interaction, this is one of thefew anthropological studies of medieval history that has yet been written.
Author: Chris Wickham
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Winner of the American Historical Association Marraro Prize, 1988.The Mountains and the City is a rare discussion in English of the history of a region of Europe, a genre common in other countries but undeveloped in Britain. The book deals with two mountain valleys in Tuscany from the eight to the twelfth century, with some examination of their future progress into the sixteenth. It charts their internal social and economic development and their links with the emerging world of the Italian city states. The importance of the book is in itsstress on the small-scale society of the mountains; on the relation of local society to its geographical environment; and, above all, in its concern to see society from below, through the activities of local people, rather than through the interests of their masters. In its focus on local interaction, this is one of thefew anthropological studies of medieval history that has yet been written.
... over the great lakes of Mask and Corrib ; and its greatest breadth may be
considered as extending nearly fifty miles from that mass of mountains occupying
the confines of the counties Dublin and Wicklow , about four miles south of this city ...
Course along beneath the mountains , through 15 desert miles of the Sandia
Indian Reservation , and from Sandoval into Bernalillo County . Exit onto
Tramway Boulevard , and follow that east and then south , along the eastern
edge of the city ...
Author: Mike Smith
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Despite their seemingly impenetrable western facade, the Sandia Mountains of central New Mexico have been home to humankind for millennia. Ancient cultures ventured into these peaks for the creeks, game, and shelter. The Spanish established protective outposts along the canyons and intermarried with local tribes. Civil War soldiers passed through en route to their infamous battle at Glorieta Pass. Navajos marched around the mountains' southern end after the confinement that ended their Long Walk. Anglo settlers cleared the hilly land and built cabins. And tuberculosis patients moved up into primitive resorts, hoping that the mountains' abundant sunshine and fresh air would help them heal. Today the tiny resorts and traditional hamlets of the Sandias are established villages and communitiesAa-Carnuel, Tijeras, San Antonio, Cedar Crest, Sandia Park, San Antonito, Placitas, and othersAa-and the rough dirt roads that once saw the passing of ox carts are highways and even an interstate. The area's history lives on, however, in crumbling adobe walls, bits of rust, fading memories, and in this photographic retrospective.
he previous chapter zipped around Asheville on the Blue Ridge Parkway, while
the next chapter will follow the Blue Ridge Parkway into the mountains west of
Asheville. Now it's time to visit Asheville itself, the chief city of the Smoky Mountains.
Author: Jim Hargan
Publisher: The Countryman Press
In a new, updated edition, this comprehensive guide offers full coverage of both sides of the Tennessee–North Carolina divide. In a new, updated edition, this comprehensive guide offers full coverage of both sides of the Tennessee–North Carolina divide. Spend some time in the woods in two of the most popular national parks in the country—Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. You’ll find the best scenic drives, boating, horseback riding, fishing, rock climbing, skiing, and golf, and great local produce, crafts, music, historic homes, and museums in brick-fronted downtowns and bucolic artists’ colonies.
mountains, and the land they encircled, were etched with fire against the
darkness of the night. Ages later came the ghost of a far-off explosion, and in the
woods below a sudden wind stirred among the trees. It died away swiftly, and
one by ...
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher: Rosetta Books
This grand space adventure explores the fate of humanity a billion years in the future— A visionary classic by one of science fiction’s greatest minds. Far in the future, Earth’s oceans have evaporated and humanity has all but vanished. The inhabitants of Diaspar believe their domed city is all that remains of an empire that had once conquered the stars. Inside the dome, the citizens live in technological splendor, free from the distractions of aging and disease. Everything is controlled precisely, just as the city’s designers had intended. But a boy named Alvin, unlike his fellow humans, shows an insatiable—and dangerous—curiosity about the world outside the dome. His questions will send him on a quest to discover the truth about the city and humanity’s history—as well as its future. A masterful and awe-inspiring work of imagination, The City and the Stars is considered one of Arthur C. Clarke’s finest novels.
mysterious harlot? God reveals her identity by explaining that the beast that she
rides has seven heads and “The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the
woman sitteth.” (Revelation 17:9 AV) Another clue is that the woman is a “city.
Author: Edward Hendrie
Publisher: Great Mountain Publishing
"Attorney and Christian researcher Edward Hendrie investigates and reveals one of the greatest exposes of all time. . . . a book you don't want to miss. Solving the Mystery of Babylon the Great is packed with documentation. Never before have the crypto-Jews who seized the reins of power in Rome been put under such intense scrutiny." Texe Marrs, Power of Prophecy. People have wondered and debated for centuries about the identity of the mysterious Babylon the Great in the book of Revelation. Solving the Mystery of BABYLON THE GREAT examines the historical evidence in light of the scriptures and solves the mystery. The evidence leads to the ineluctable conclusion is that the Roman Catholic Church was established by crypto-Jews as a false "Christian" front for a Judaic/Babylonian religion. That religion is the nucleus of a world conspiracy against man and God. That is not a soft conspiracy theory based upon speculation, but rather the hard truth based upon authoritative evidence, which is documented in this book. Texe Marrs explains in his foreword to the book: "Who is Mystery Babylon? What is the meaning of the sinister symbols found in these passages? Which city is being described as the 'great city' so full of sin and decadence, and who are its citizens? Why do the woman and beast of Revelation seek the destruction of the holy people, the saints and martyrs of Jesus? What does it all mean for you and me today? Solving the Mystery of Babylon the Great answers these questions and more. Edward Hendrie's discoveries are not based on prejudice but on solid evidence aligned forthrightly with the 'whole counsel of God.' He does not condone nor will he be a part of any project in which Bible verses are taken out of context, or in which scriptures are twisted to mean what they do not say. Again and again you will find that Mr. Hendrie documents his assertions, backing up what he says with historical facts and proofs. Most important is that he buttresses his findings with scriptural understanding. The foundation for his research is sturdy because it is based on the bedrock of God's unshakeable Word."
Things seemed too hard for him to deal with, and he between a mighty folk and
two wayward women; and he went nigh to wish that he had taken his father's offer
and gone down to the Cities; and even had he met his bane: well were that! And
Author: William Morris
Publisher: The Floating Press
Said to have been one of the source materials upon which J. R. R. Tolkien drew when creating his beloved Lord of the Rings series, The Roots of the Mountains is a classic fantasy that takes place on an epic scale. Two civilizations are drawn together by a pair of star-crossed lovers – and by the threat of an encroaching enemy that could destroy the world as they know it.
Even then, fifty friends and acquaintances attended her funeral services.116
During its early years, Denver was immediately surrounded by a series of mining
camps in the mountains west of town. One of them was Central City. Founded in ...
Author: Jan MacKell
Publisher: UNM Press
Throughout the development of the American West, prostitution grew and flourished within the mining camps, small towns, and cities of the nineteenth-century Rocky Mountains. Whether escaping a bad home life, lured by false advertising, or seeking to subsidize their income, thousands of women chose or were forced to enter an industry where they faced segregation and persecution, fines and jailing, and battled the hazards of disease, drug addiction, physical abuse, pregnancy, and abortion. They dreamed of escape through marriage or retirement, but more often found relief only in death. An integral part of western history, the stories of these women continue to fascinate readers and captivate the minds of historians today. Expanding on the research she did for Brothels, Bordellos, and Bad Girls (UNM Press), historian Jan MacKell moves beyond the mining towns of Colorado to explore the history of prostitution in the Rocky Mountain states of Arizona, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Each state had its share of working girls and madams like Big Nose Kate or Calamity Jane who remain celebrities in the annals of history, but MacKell also includes the stories of lesser-known women whose role in this illicit trade nonetheless shaped our understanding of the American West.
Finally I have added a couple of columns with a plot of the water supply available
to the city , increasing or decreasing as aqueducts were built and destroyed , and
a plot of the population of the city , which seems largely to reflect the ...
Author: Walter Alvarez
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
One of the world's leading geologists takes readers into Italy's Apennine Mountain Range—the Mountains of Saint Francis—on a journey to discover the fascinating secrets of the Earth's deep history. Modern geologists, Walter Alvarez among them, showed in the last decades of the twentieth century that the history of our planet has witnessed events profoundly more dramatic than even the most spectacular chapters in human history. More violent than wars, more life altering than revolutions—understanding the geologic events that have shaped the Earth's surface is the quest and the passion of geologists. In the knowledgeable and graceful prose of Alvarez, general readers are led to explore the many mysteries that our planet guards. The author has chosen Italy as a microcosm in which to explore this amazing past for several reasons. First, it is the land where the earliest geologists learned how to read the history of the Earth, written in nature’s rock archives. Second, it is where Alvarez and his Italian geological friends have continued to decipher the rock record, uncovering more historical episodes from the Earth’s past. And third, the lovely land of Italy is unusually rich in geological treasures and offers examples of the key processes that have created the landscapes of the entire world. The Mountains of Saint Francis begins in Rome. We discover that the landscape of Rome was built by violent volcanic eruptions in the very recent past, almost certainly witnessed by our human ancestors. Next we travel to Siena and come face to face with a fundamental discovery of the geologists—that much of the dry land that we currently inhabit was once underwater, beneath ancient seas or oceans. Then we stop in the small medieval city of Gubbio and contemplate the amazing secret that the limestone rocks kept hidden for 65 million years—that a huge asteroid smashed into the Earth, disrupting the environment so severely that the dinosaurs, and perhaps half of the other forms of life inhabiting the Earth at the time, disappeared forever, opening the way for the rise of the mammals and eventually of humans. The impact theory that came from those Italian limestones at Gubbio was one of the great geological discoveries of the twentieth century. Just as important to the field of geology was the theory of plate tectonics—the understanding that the outer layer of the Earth is divided into crustal plates that move around, sometimes carrying continents into collisions with one another, like the great collision between Italy and Europe that built the Alps. And yet, to explain the Mountains of Saint Francis requires something more than a collision between continents. These are mountains that are still jealously guarding the secret of their past, and in this book we go along with the geological detectives as they try to uncover that secret. It is a journey that has seen the land of Italy lifted out of the sea, squashed and folded, torn apart, left high and dry when the Mediterranean Sea evaporated away, and then flooded when the Atlantic waters poured back in. The story of the Earth's history is fascinating in its own right, but with Alvarez as the tour guide, the journey takes on a human dimension, full of stories about the landscape and history of Italy and about the great geologists who uncovered the deep past of this land. It is a journey recounted in warm tones and subtle colors, reflecting the transcendent beauty of Italy itself.
Fast fading in the distance lay the venerable little city of the French , with its
ancient edifices and its narrow streets , while in anticipation was a journeying of
some hundred miles up the Illinois . Sweeping along past the city and the