The Frozen River is his extraordinary account of the time he spent there, living alongside the Zangskari people, before the arrival of roads and mass tourism.James immerses himself in the Zangskari way of life, where meditation and week ...
Author: James Crowden
Publisher: William Collins
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
'A tour de force of luminous writing.' Mark Cocker, Spectator In 1976 James Crowden left his career in the British army and travelled to Ladakh in the Northern Himalaya, one of the most remote parts of the world. The Frozen River is his extraordinary account of the time he spent there, living alongside the Zangskari people, before the arrival of roads and mass tourism. James immerses himself in the Zangskari way of life, where meditation and week-long mountain festivals go hand in hand, and silence and solitude are the hallmarks of existence. When butter traders invite James on their journey down the frozen river Leh, he soon realises that this way of living, unchanged for centuries, comes with a very human cost. In lyrical prose, James captures a crucial moment in time for this Himalayan community. A moment in which their Buddhist practices and traditions are in flux, and the economic pull of a world beyond their valley is increasingly difficult to ignore.
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Author: Clare Flynn
Publisher: Cranbrook Press via PublishDrive
Three strong women make their way in 1950s Canada English hairdresser, Ethel, alone after the deaths of her family and her wartime fiancé. Widow and single mother, Alice, bringing up two daughters, receives an unexpected inheritance that will transform her life. War bride, Joan, now mother to four small children. All brought together in a rural Canadian town where they each try to build a future – often in spite of the men in their lives. Each woman has a different idea of happiness. Will any or all of them achieve it? The final novel in The Canadians series after The Chalky Sea and The Alien Corn. Grab your copy now and lose yourself in the lives and loves of these women.
Ice and snow in the Himalayas , 9. - Glaciers and avalanches , 10. — Motion of a glacier , 11. — Breaking up of ice , 12. - The Victoria Bridge over the St. Lawrence , 12 . --Anchor or ground ice , 13. - A jamb in the river , 14.
being driven do\\ n the middle of the frozen Thames. I might never see sueh a sight again in my life. lt is said that the hing performed such a feat mere day s ago. hut l missed seeing that passage. The river has been frozen a while ...
Author: Helen Humphreys
Publisher: Delacorte Press
In its long history, the river Thames has frozen solid forty times. These are the stories of that frozen river. So begins this breathtaking and original work, which contains forty vignettes based on events that actually took place each time the historic Thames froze solid. Spanning more than seven centuries—from 1142 to 1895—and illustrated with stunning full-color period art, The Frozen Thames is an achingly beautiful feat of the imagination…a work of fiction that transports us back through history to cast us as intimate observers of unforgettable moments in time. Whether we’re viewing the magnificent spectacle of King Henry VIII riding across the ice highway (while plotting to rid himself of his second wife) or participating in a joyous Frost Fair on the ice, joining lovers meeting on the frozen river during the plague years or coming upon the sight of a massive ship frozen into the Thames…these unforgettable stories are a triumph of the imagination as well as a moving meditation on love, loss, and the transformative powers of nature.
Although the ice sled had been used to transport supplies for some time by both Europeans and the early American colonists, its use as a recreational vehicle first gained popularity on the area's rivers. George Allaire and Nathan Cook ...
Author: Patricia Heyer
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
The historic region between the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers has formed the basis for countless accounts of apparitions, hauntings and unexplained phenomena. For more than one hundred years, reports have circulated that the ghost of merciless slave master Lewis Morris can be seen scouring Passage Point Plantation in Rumson, with a gaping hole where his heart should be. The frozen waters of the Navesink were a popular destination for iceboat sailing, and many still claim to see the face of a drowned teen in the ice after a tragic incident in 1906. The native Lenapes and colonial Dutch told eerie tales of the ancient forest of Ole Balm Hollow in Middletown, including phantom riders and the echoes of crying children. Local author Patricia Heyer recounts haunted tales of the two rivers peninsula.
“The river flows between Giggle Grove and Glittering Garden, then on to the Ocean of Hatchtopia,” Pippi told Ava and Oliver. “Keep your eyes on Sealark!” Duke and Pippi flew low above the frozen water, following the shining brook's path ...
Author: Kay Woodward
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Crack into this magical chapter-book series based on Hatchimals, the best-selling toy! Ava and Oliver are back in Hatchtopia, where the Hatchimals are excited for a fantastic fireworks display. The problem is, all of Hatchtopia has suddenly become frosty and cold, and the fireworks display can't happen unless it's sunny! And since Wishing Star Waterfall has frozen over, no one can wish away the snow either. Follow along as Ava and Oliver search for a way to melt the waterfall and end their visit with a bang! This book also contains exclusive collector cards featuring four fun CollEGGtibles!
There is a particularly shocking image at the beginning of Frozen River: a professional smuggler, Lila Littlewolf (Misty Upham) and an amateur smuggler, Ray Eddy (Melissa Leo) are sitting in their car before the spectacular image of a ...
Author: Nanette Norris
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Literary Criticism
Scholars have begun critically assessing the relationship of modern environmental science, including the study of ecology, to the creation and study of art and culture. In this volume, the voices come from around the globe—some tentative in the stirring of conscious entwinement, other voices, strident and forthright, foresee a grim future, for the planet, for our humanity, as our impositions and consumptions have made monsters of us all and stripped us of our essence, the heart of what it is to be human.
The Frozen River One indication of a lessening in the severity of winters from the late 1800s to the mid - 1900s is the decreasing frequency of the freezing of the Colorado River at Lees Ferry.53 The most severe freeze occurred in 1878 ...
Author: Robert H. Webb
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Photographs made in Grand Canyon a century ago may provide us with a sense of history; photographs made today from the same vantage points give us a more precise picture of change in this seemingly timeless place. Between 1889 and 1890, Robert Brewster Stanton made photographs every one to two miles through the river corridor for the purpose of planning a water-level railroad route; he produced the largest collection of photographs of the Colorado River at one point in time. Robert Webb, a USGS hydrologist conducting research on debris flows in the Canyon, obtained the photographs, and from 1989 to 1995, he replicated all 445 of the views captured by Stanton, matching as closely as possible the original camera positions and lighting conditions. Grand Canyon, a Century of Change assembles the most dramatic of these paired photographs to demonstrate both the persistence of nature and the presence of humanity. The level of detail obtained from the photographs represent one of the most extensive long-term monitoring efforts ever conducted in a national park and the most detailed documentation effort ever performed using repeat photography. Much more than simply a picture book, Grand Canyon, a Century of Change is an environmental history of the river corridor, a fascinating book that clearly shows the impact of human influence on Grand Canyon and warns us that the Canyon's future is very much in our hands.
The farthest was already across the tracks and heading out onto the river ice. The other was not far behind. "There!" I shouted, pointing toward the shadows. "They've gone out on the river." Rafferty let out a low growl and said: "We ...
Author: Larry Millett
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
The year is 1896, and St. Paul’s magnificent Winter Carnival is under way when Holmes and Watson are summoned by the city’s most powerful man, railroad magnate James J. Hill. A wealthy young man disappears on the eve of his wedding—and his fiancée suspiciously discards her wedding dress. After a grisly discovery in the carnival’s Ice Palace leads to a flurry of clues, Holmes is on the case. His pursuit of the murderer takes him through the highest echelons of St. Paul society and into cahoots with Shadwell Rafferty, a gregarious saloonkeeper and part-time private investigator. Soon Holmes, Watson, and Rafferty are embroiled in a perilous adventure that takes them from one frozen corner of the city to another and out onto the treacherous ice of the Mississippi River as they trail a cruel and ruthless killer.
3) Thermal state of frozen soil The thermal state of frozen soil includes the spatial and temporal variations at various ... During the ice flow period, the characteristics of the river ice flows can mainly be observed, such as the ice ...
Author: Dahe Qin
Publisher: Springer Nature
Category: Atmospheric science
This book introduces systematically the cryospheric science, covering the formation, development, evolution, and research methods of each component of the cryosphere, the interaction between the cryosphere and the other spheres of the climate system and the anthroposphere, and the hot topics of social and economic sustainable development and geopolitics. The authors are world-renowned experts and scientists working in the related fields. They have a deep understanding and accurate grasp of the basic theory, evolution mechanism, and international frontiers of the cryosphere, as well as rich teaching experience, which makes this book suitable also as textbook for graduate students. It is also the first book that introduces the knowledge of cryospheric science systematically. In addition to theoretical knowledge, the book also introduces field work and experimental analysis. It should be of interests for the scholars and graduate student working in the fields of geography, hydrology, geology, geomorphology, atmosphere, ecology, environment, oceanography, and regional economic and social sustainable development.