Book 1 of The El Dorado Trilogy, 1846-1849: It should have been a walk in the park.
Author: Mary Ramstetter
Book 1 of The El Dorado Trilogy, 1846-1849: It should have been a walk in the park. Thorough planning, sound outfitting, and faith would make it so. But the preacher hired the wrong man to take him to Oregon Territory, and that will cost him a wife. The Cheyenne say it was prophesied. The Catholic priest calls it the will of the Lord. As for the bourgeois at Fort Laramie and the army sergeant posted there, they care not whose fault it is. They're just glad to have the pretty woman stop by.
The stories of tribe and traveller form a single sustained drama, interwoven and inseparable.
Author: Tom Stacey
Publisher: Stacey International Publishers
Tribe is the hidden history of the Mountains of the Moon, classical antiquity's name for the Ruwenzori Mountains, a glacier-crowned range in the heart of equatorial Africa. The overriding theme of this unusual work is the sacred relationship of race and place. For almost fifty years Tom Stacey has been repeatedly caught up in the turbulent history of the mountains and their people, among whom he is now a mzee - an adopted elder. The stories of tribe and traveller form a single sustained drama, interwoven and inseparable. The reader is carried from the immemorial Africa of Ruwenzori half a century ago, when at twenty-four Stacey was the first white man to live with the Bakonzo tribe, to the armed creation of their own state - a rebel Kingdom; a Kingdom which stemmed in part from the author's first journey. It was to rule the inner mountains for 20 years, defying Uganda and Congo alike. Then came a stormy campaign for the Kingdom's formal recognition and a simultaneous guerrilla war, whose end was marked by the author's recent ascent to the snowbound heights with his Bakonzo companions.
It is 1863, but not the one it should be. Time has veered wildly off course, and now the first moves are being made that will lead to a devastating world war and the fall of the British Empire. Caught in a tangled web of cause, effect, and inevitability, little does Burton realize that the stakes are far higher than even he suspects. A final confrontation comes in the mist-shrouded Mountains of the Moon, in war- torn Africa of 1914, and in Green Park, London, where, in the year 1840, Burton must face the man responsible for altering time: Spring Heeled Jack! Burton and Swinburne's third adventure is filled with eccentric steam-driven technology, grotesque characters, and bizarre events, completing the three-volume story arc begun in The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack and The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Thirdly , are these mountains to be regarded as the Mountains of the Moon , or
must these be found upon the eastern side of N'yanza ? Dr. Beke still contends
stoutly for the latter opinion , and that there will yet be found a great eastern
It was my first day with Templar and I chatted to the site foreman in his Portakabin
for about an hour. When he locked up and we went off to our cars, I realized I had
left my car keys in my work coat pocket. I had left the coat about a mile along ...
Author: I. J. Kay
A highly original novel about a young woman’s journey from shattered youth to self-discovery After ten years in a London prison, Louise Adler (Lulu) is released with only a new alias to rebuild her life. Working a series of dead-end jobs, she carries a past full of secrets: a childhood marked by the violence and madness of her parents, followed by a reckless adolescence. From abandoned psychiatric hospitals to Edwardian-themed casinos, from a brief first love to the company of criminals, Lulu has spent her youth in an ever-shifting landscape of deceit and survival. But when she’s awarded an unexpected settlement claim after prison, she travels to the landscape of her childhood imagination, the central African range known as the Mountains of the Moon. There, in the region’s stark beauty, she attempts to piece together the fragments of her battered psyche. Told in multilayered, hallucinatory flashbacks, Mountains of the Moon traces a traumatic youth and explores the journey of a young woman trying to transform a broken life into something beautiful. This dazzling novel from a distinctive new voice is sure to garner the attention of critics and readers alike.
Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family's fortune.
Author: Grace Lin
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A Newbery Honor WinnerA New York Times Bestseller This stunning fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore is a companion novel to Starry River of the Sky and the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family's fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest for the ultimate answer. Grace Lin, author of the beloved Year of the Dog and Year of the Rat returns with a wondrous story of adventure, faith, and friendship. A fantasy crossed with Chinese folklore, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a timeless story reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz and Kelly Barnhill's The Girl Who Drank the Moon. Her beautiful illustrations, printed in full-color, accompany the text throughout. Once again, she has created a charming, engaging book for young readers.
The ten short stories in this collection for young adults put flesh and blood on issues of justice at personal and societal levels and offer in-depth material for reflecting on the meaning and practice of Christian justice.
Author: Stephanie Weller Hanson
Publisher: St Marys Press
The ten short stories in this collection for young adults put flesh and blood on issues of justice at personal and societal levels and offer in-depth material for reflecting on the meaning and practice of Christian justice. Stanley, a young man with a penchant for moon- and stargazing, struggles to be known and respected by his father. Stopping at a soup kitchen to take pictures for her boyfriend's photo essay, Lia is pressed into serving the soup, and her eyes are opened to a reality that can't be seen through a camera lens. Lucy is someone's mother, someone's wife. To the casual observer, though, she's just a street person wandering the Mall in Washington, DC. A companionleader's guideis also available, including suggestions for using the stories with groups.
American Newsletter from JOHN LEAR Is the Moon a mountain builder? 269). 11
JANUARY 1962 They get into everything! Berk chemicals,. 78 New York AS the Moon orbits the Earth, the pull of lunar gravity not only ...
New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.
First he stayed close to his cave, hopping-pacing . . . he looked mature enough to
fly, but he was extremely small even for a sparrow. . . then he ventured out toward
me timidly. . . hopped to a certain distance away then ran-hopped back to his ...
Author: William Fairbrother
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
A collection of 198 Literary Objects. Autobiography, fiction, literary experiments, spanning over twenty years of writing. The first three entries: One Saturday morning amidst cartoons and commercials I stuck my tongue out far as I could, closed my eyes, touched the tip to the screen scooted back licking everywhere inside my mouth. Then got on my knees shuffled up and pressed the top of my tongue flat on the screen for half-a-minute. That night I had nightmares::::the screen cracking and me dissolving. The next morning I named the flavor 'Silver.' In the evenings Mom would say 'Looks like you kids've been fingerpainting the tv again.' She'd go grab the Windex and the towel from the refrigerator handle. I smell glasses when I take them from the cupboard. They contain an odor of mustiness and usage::::such contradictions are always sweet. I rinse them under tap water I mistook a stain on my sheet for a potato chip.
NOW came the most toilsome part of the journey - the passage of the Rocky Mountains . ... many of our jaded animals for strong native horses - mustangs —
which being used to mountain districts , were almost as sure - footed as mules .
He died tragically of pneumonia complicated by severe asthma after returning to Japan from the island of Palau in 1942. In masterful translations by Paul McCarthy and Nobuko Ochner, these are the first of his works to appear in English.
Author: Atsushi Nakajima
"The Moon Over the Mountain is a collection of nine short stories by the Japanese author Atsushi Nakajima. Something of a cult figure in Japan, where fans hold an annual festival in his honor, Nakajima is considered a master of a sub-genre of Japanese fictional works that take Ancient China as their subject, with stories based on folk tales, legends, and historical figures..Nakajima's stories first appeared in Japanese periodicals in 1942 and 1943, promising a potentially rich and long career, given his extensive knowledge and skills. He died tragically of pneumonia complicated by severe asthma after returning to Japan from the island of Palau in 1942. In masterful translations by Paul McCarthy and Nobuko Ochner, these are the first of his works to appear in English. "--Publisher.
But the fact of the matter is, we have reliable height measurements for only a very
small fraction of the Moon's mountains and crater rims. It is possible for the
amateur lunar enthusiast to make extremely valuable contributions to our
Author: Peter Wlasuk
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Observing the Moon is a definitive work, written as a reference book for anyone seriously interested in the Moon and its geology. It is of course a perfect companion for practical observers. Detailed and extensively illustrated chapters catalog ail the interesting lunar features visible in modest telescopes. They are preceded by a crash course in modern lunar geology - based on the vast amount we have learned during and since the Apollo missions - and are followed by chapters on photographic and CCD imaging, drawing and lunar topography. A CD-ROM accompanies this book and contains an atlas of lunar images and much more. The CD-ROM requires a PC running Windows 3.1 or higher, a minimum of 16MB (Windows 3.1), 64MB (Windows 95 up) of memory and a 2x or faster CD-ROM player.
In a non-adversarial style Michael Arthern gives fascinating close-ups of scientists through the ages whose names are of great significance but whose personal lives and thoughts are unknown territory.
Author: Michael Arthern
An important new contribution to the debate; science versus religion, that will appeal to the scientifically interested and to Christians. In a non-adversarial style Michael Arthern gives fascinating close-ups of scientists through the ages whose names are of great significance but whose personal lives and thoughts are unknown territory. Many of these scientifically dedicated men and women, such as Galileo and Max Planck, were also enthusiastic admirers of the Creator as well as Creation.