In this detailed, thoughtful, inspiring and dramatic book, recounting Levison Wood's walk the length of the Nile, he will uncover the history of the Nile, yet through the people he meets and who will help him with his journey, he will come ...
Author: Levison Wood
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A major Channel 4 series and a Sunday Times bestseller His journey is 4,250 miles long. He is walking every step of the way, camping in the wild, foraging for food, fending for himself against multiple dangers. He is passing through rainforest, savannah, swamp, desert and lush delta oasis. He will cross seven, very different countries. No one has ever made this journey on foot. In this detailed, thoughtful, inspiring and dramatic book, recounting Levison Wood's walk the length of the Nile, he will uncover the history of the Nile, yet through the people he meets and who will help him with his journey, he will come face to face with the great story of a modern Africa emerging out of the past. Exploration and Africa are two of his great passions - they drive him on and motivate his inquisitiveness and resolution not to fail, yet the challenges of the terrain, the climate, the animals, the people and his own psychological resolution will throw at him are immense. The dangers are very real, but so is the motivation for this ex-army officer. If he can overcome the mental and physical challenges, he will be walking into history...
*Levison Wood's documentary series on WALKING WITH ELEPHANTS is available to watch now on Channel 4* This book comes at a critical time.
Author: Levison Wood
Publisher: Hachette UK
*Levison Wood's documentary series on WALKING WITH ELEPHANTS is available to watch now on Channel 4* This book comes at a critical time. Fifty years ago, Africa was home to just over 1.3 million elephants, but by 1990 the number had halved. Meanwhile in the span of a lifetime, the human population has more than doubled. In Levison Wood's The Last Giants, he explores the rapid decline of one of the world's favourite animals. Filled with stories from his own time spent travelling with elephants in Africa, and documenting their migration in his Channel 4 series, Walking With Elephants, the book is a passionate wake-up call for this endangered species we take for granted. The Last Giants was written to inspire us all to act - to learn more and help save the species from permanent extinction.
WINNER OF THE 2016 EDWARD STANFORD ADVENTURE TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 'Levison Wood has breathed new life into adventure travel.' Michael Palin 'Levison Wood is a great adventurer and a wonderful storyteller.
Author: Levison Wood
Publisher: Hachette UK
WINNER OF THE 2016 EDWARD STANFORD ADVENTURE TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 'Levison Wood has breathed new life into adventure travel.' Michael Palin 'Levison Wood is a great adventurer and a wonderful storyteller.' Sir Ranulph Fiennes 'Britain's best-loved adventurer... he looks like a man who will stare danger in the face and soak up a lot of pain without complaint.' The Times Following in in the footsteps of the great explorers, WALKING THE HIMALAYAS is Levison Wood's enthralling account of crossing the Himalayas on foot. His journey of discovery along the path of the ancient trade route of the Silk Road to the forgotten kingdom of Bhutan led him beyond the safety of the tourist trail. There lies the real world of the Himalayas, where ex-paratrooper Levison Wood encountered natural disasters, extremists, nomadic goat herders, shamans (and the Dalai Lama) in his 1,700-mile trek across the roof of the world. WALKING THE HIMALAYAS is a tale of courage, stamina and the kindness of strangers that will appeal to the adventurer in us all.
' Michael Palin Walking the Americas chronicles Levison Wood's 1,800 mile trek along the spine of the Americas, through eight countries, from Mexico to Colombia, experiencing some of the world's most diverse, beautiful and unpredictable ...
Author: Levison Wood
Publisher: Hachette UK
LONGLISTED IN THE ADVENTURE TRAVEL CATEGORY OF THE 2017 BANFF MOUNTAIN BOOK AWARDS SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER BY THE AUTHOR OF WALKING THE HIMALAYAS, WINNER OF THE 2016 EDWARD STANFORD ADVENTURE TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 'Levison Wood has breathed new life into adventure travel.' Michael Palin Walking the Americas chronicles Levison Wood's 1,800 mile trek along the spine of the Americas, through eight countries, from Mexico to Colombia, experiencing some of the world's most diverse, beautiful and unpredictable places. His journey took him from violent and dangerous cities to ancient Mayan ruins lying still unexplored in the jungles of Mexico and Guatemala. He encountered members of indigenous tribes, migrants heading towards the US border and proud Nicaraguan revolutionaries on his travels, where at the end of it all, he attempted to cross one of the most impenetrable borders on earth: the Darien Gap route from Panama into South America. This trek required every ounce of Levison Wood's guile, tact, strength and resilience in one of the most raw, real and exciting journeys of his life.
It was a long walk across the Nile. Walking in the water was relatively easy, but
running was not. She wondered why the Vim-Pyr did not swim instead of walk, as
that seemed to her to be the faster way to go. As she was pondering, the bottom ...
390 THE BANKS OF THE NILE AT EL EIS . three hours ' row from Jubl Musa ;
and the object last seen before arriving at Khartoom is Jubl Aolee , so called
because it is the first hill observed when ascending the White Nile from its
junction with ...
|Right: A "TYPICAL" African of o, the type commonly found all *along the Nile
Valley (Blue and --- White) to the present day, 1972).so * Left. Pharaoh Neb-Maat
-Ra, # mighty ruler and builder of the the 17th Pyramid. *Ceremonial staff or Walking ...
Author: Yosef Ben-Jochannan
Publisher: Black Classic Press
In a masterful and unique manner, Dr. Ben uses Black Man of the Nile to challenge and expose "Europeanized" African history. Order Black Man of the Nile here.
rainy season as well as backflow from the Nile River. The Lol, emanating from the
Mountains of Central African Republic— specifically, from the Nyamlell River in
Aweil West, South Sudan— empties its water into the Nile River at Lake No until ...
Author: Awak Malith
Category: Biography & Autobiography
After 17 years of bitter strife, Northern and Southern Sudanese military and political leaders agreed an uneasy truce, lasting for 10 years. However, on 16th May, 1983, Southern Soldiers rebelled once again to restart the war. It was not long before the survivors, renegades, students, farmers, cattlemen, fishermen, and the ordinary folks all over the Sudan gathered to stake their lives in the new civil war. The North unleashed its army, and allied militias on civilians leaving death, famine, and destruction in their wake. Families were uprooted, broken up and scattered in the region and around the world. As the war escalated, atrocities committed quickly brought it to new levels hitherto unseen in the region. For the last time, the new war would break or make the Sudan. No longer would it be a Southern Problem, rather a Sudan Problem. Only an independent South Sudan would emerge from the chaos.
'They walk over the earth like Gods.' 'No, Sheikh Zahran, they're Gods all right but
they don't walk, they ride in cars. Walking is for people like us.' 'Walking only?
You seem to forget that we also sleep on the ground.' The Chief of the Village ...
Author: Nawal El Saadawi
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
God Dies by the Nile is Saadawi’s attempt to square religion with a society in which women are respected as equals; Searching expresses the poignancy of loss and doubt with the hypnotic intensity of a remembered dream; while in The Circling Song, Saadawi pursues the conflicts of sex, class, gender and military violence deep into the psyche.
Fouada found she was walking along Nile Street . Heavy darkness covered the
surface of the water , the lights of circular lamps reflected on both sides . As it slid
along in the darkness , the long and slender Nile looked like the flirtatious body ...
Author: Nawal al- Sa'dawi
Publisher: Zed Books
Fouada meets Farid, her lover, every Tuesday in a restaurant overlooking the Nile. But this week their usual table is deserted. She calls his home, but the shrilling of the telephone echoes in an empty room. Farid has disappeared.As she searches for him, Fouada becomes tormented by questions. She is a trained research chemist, but works in a dead-end ministry job. Convinced that she has something to give to the world, she cannot find it. What is it? Why does she search?'Searching' expresses the poignancy of loss and doubt with the hypnotic intensity of a remembered dream.
in Tingis, walking the beaches and learning of its history from our guide. Dora
shrugs off her brother's attempts to play with her in the surf, too grown-up now,
she says, to walk barefoot in the sand. But when I remove my sandals and run
Author: Stephanie Dray
New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Dray’s historical fiction series comes to a stunning conclusion as the daughter of Cleopatra risks everything to revive her dynasty. After years of abuse as the emperor’s captive in Rome, Cleopatra Selene is now a powerful queen, ruling over the exotic kingdom of Mauretania with her husband, King Juba II, by her side. But when a jealous Augustus Caesar demands that her children be given over to him to be fostered in Rome, Selene is drawn back into the web of imperial plots and intrigues that she vowed to leave behind... Determined and resourceful, Selene must shield her loved ones from the emperor’s wrath, all while vying with ruthless rivals like King Herod. But unless she can find a way to overcome the threat to her marriage, kingdom, family, and faith, Selene may very well be the last of her line...
This book was conceived almost thirty years ago, when I floated in a walking
steamer on the White Nile for sixteen days from the river port of Koasti in middle
Sudan to Juba in the southern part of the country. My en- counter with the river
and its ...
Author: Okbazghi Yohannes
Publisher: SUNY Press
Category: Political Science
Argues for new water policies in the Nile River Basin.
Author: Pastor Brett Everett FullerPublish On: 2010-05-06
Then she put the child into it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile. 4
His sister stood at a distance to find out what would happen to him. 5 The
daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the Nile, with her maidens walking ...
Author: Pastor Brett Everett Fuller
Publisher: WestBow Press
Day by day this devotional will take you through the lives of some of the most prominent characters in Scripture with the intent of revealing how they navigated through the pitfalls inherent within relationships. It will also cover how they related to some of life’s most difficult challenges. The lessons learned through their experience will help everyone discover the relationships we cannot afford to lose as well as help unearth the kind of people we need to become in order to preserve them.
I'll cut my hair, trim and braid my beard, then walk by the Nile where frogs are
leaping. I'll dust my feet on the narrow dirt road toward home. I'll pass my house
and cats and cattle. Perhaps my wife will wave at my shadow passing. Bind my
Author: Normandi Ellis
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The Egyptian Book of the Dead is one of the oldest and greatest classics of Western spirituality. Until now, the available translations have treated these writings as historical curiosities with little relevance to our contemporary situation. This new version, made from the hieroglyphs, approaches the Book of the Dead as a profound spiritual text capable of speaking to us today. These writings suggest that the divine realm and the human realm are not altogether separate/ they remind us that the natural world, and the substance of our lives, is fashioned from the stuff of the gods. Devoted like an Egyptian scribe to the principle of "effective utterance", Normandi Ellis has produced a prose translation that reads like pure, diaphanous verse.
Then she put the child into it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile.
His sister stood at a distance to find out what would happen to him. The daughter
of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the Nile, with her maidens walking alongside
Author: John F. MacArthur
Publisher: Moody Publishers
These study guides, part of a set from noted Bible scholar, John MacArthur, take readers on a journey through biblical texts to discover what lies beneath the surface, focusing on meaning and context, and then reflecting on the explored passage or concept. With probing questions that guide the reader toward application, as well as ample space for journaling, The MacArthur New Testament Commentary Series are invaluable tools for Bible students of all ages. Much debate surrounds the book of Revelation on such volatile topics as: The rapture, the millennial kingdom, and the Anti-Christ. Respected preacher and Bible teacher, John MacArthur, pulls back the veil on the book of Revelation and reveals more of what God's Word has to say to us about the future of His Kingdom.
There was a very long and very high escalator to the street, and he could see the
Washington Monument growing in height as the escalator got closer and closer.
When he reached the top, John started walking toward the benches around the ...
Author: Dan Perkins
In a small village near the town of Al-Mukharram in western Syria, the council of the Brotherhood of the Red Nile met for the first time to discuss their plan of a nuclear attack on the United States. Washington DC: Frank Williams the Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Terrorist Activity speaks to his people. "Ladies and gentlemen, we are here today because of a real threat, that if successful, could bring down America. I know that we are all concerned about threats to the safety and security of the United States, but based on what we have been able to pick up in Internet traffic, a new al-Qaeda-type terrorist group is being formed somewhere in Syria, dramatically different from al-Qaeda. Intelligence operatives around the world scramble to stop the Brotherhood. But will they be able to find the bombs in time? From the halls of the White House to the rebel camps of the Middle East, The trilogy of The Brotherhood of the Red Nile delivers a chilling, thrill ride adventure of modern-age danger and heroism so realistic you are not sure if it is fact or fiction.
“The walk was good, aye?” The older woman's dialect was difficult to follow, and
Chloe smiled and said it had been good. She watched as Elishava poured a
small amount of water on her hands and sluiced her face with it. Though Cheftu
Author: J. Suzanne Frank
Publisher: Hachette UK
After entering an ancient chamber on an archaeological dig, Cloe Kingsley is sent back in time to the year 1452 B.C. to the Egyptian court of Hatshepsut and into the body of a corrupt priestess, where she is now forced to face her new environment and the challenges it holds. A first novel.
I was spending the summer days between my second and third years of medical
school, walking between my small studio apartment and Yale's Sterling Library
on the main campus. There I would settle down in one of the large green leather
Author: Joe Jacobs, M.D
The inclusion of Mohawks and the Nile River in the same sentence seems a bit incongruous. American Indians in general and Mohawks in particular have remained relatively anonymous throughout contemporary American society. Joe Jacobs, whose mother was a member of the Kahnawake band of Mohawks near Montreal, Canada, gives insight into one of the most influential American Indian tribes in the histories of Great Britain, France and the United States. He brings to life the Mohawk people of his ancestry by drawing a parallel between the history of the Kahnawake Mohawk people on the banks of the St. Lawrence River and his own contemporary reflections and professional journey. That history is filled with the notion of balance between what it means to be a Mohawk in a culturally alien white Canadian and American society. Just as the Kahnawake Mohawk high steel workers balance themselves on the steel beams of the New York City skyscrapers that make it the iconic city it has become, this is a story of one Mohawk who traversed the divide between being Mohawk and White.
He lost consciousness, and, as darkness fell, was carried on a litter, with his 'poor
sick wife, herself half dead', walking by his side to the nearest village. Next
morning, both were too weak to walk and were carried to their dug-out, where
Author: Tim Jeal
Publisher: Yale University Press
A “highly enjoyable” account of six men, and one woman, who journeyed into uncharted and treacherous African terrain to find the source of the White Nile (The Washington Post). Nothing obsessed explorers of the mid-nineteenth century more than the quest to discover the source of the White Nile. It was the planet’s most elusive secret, the prize coveted above all others. Between 1856 and 1876, six larger-than-life men and one extraordinary woman accepted the challenge. Showing extreme courage and resilience, Richard Burton, John Hanning Speke, James Augustus Grant, Samuel Baker, Florence von Sass, David Livingstone, and Henry Morton Stanley risked their lives and reputations in the fierce competition. National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author Tim Jeal deploys fascinating new research to provide a vivid tableau of the unmapped “Dark Continent,” its jungle deprivations, and the courage—as well as malicious tactics—of the explorers. On multiple forays launched into east and central Africa, the travelers passed through almost impenetrable terrain and suffered the ravages of flesh-eating ulcers, paralysis, malaria, deep spear wounds, and even death. They discovered Lakes Tanganyika and Victoria and became the first white people to encounter the kingdoms of Buganda and Bunyoro. Jeal weaves the story with authentic new detail—and examines the tragic unintended legacy of the Nile search that still casts a long shadow over the people of Uganda and Sudan. “A fabulous story…old-fashioned epic adventure.”—The Sunday Times "Superb narrative…a must-read for anyone hoping to understand the internal dynamics of modern state-building in central Africa.”—Booklist
Jessie Kenton was walking up Putney Hill in the rain. It was a dank and soulless
evening, and an ambulance raced past, its bell clanging. lt sent a shudder
through her, and made her walk faster, head ducked to fend off the wind that
Author: Kate Furnivall
Publisher: Hachette UK
A brilliant story of love, danger, courage and betrayal from the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of The Russian Concubine It's 1932 and 27-year-old Jessica is living London life to the full when her younger brother Tim, an ancient Egyptian archaeology expert, goes missing. Teaming up with Sir Montague Chamford - who can resist neither a damsel in distress nor the chance of adventure - Jessie vows to find her beloved brother. Following the clues Tim has left in his wake, Jessie and Monty head to Egypt. In the relentless heat of the desert, a powerful romance sparks between them, but danger also lurks in every shadow. But they must first confront the demons of Jessie's past-and reveal the dark secrets that threaten not only Timothy's life but theirs as well. With a 'thrilling plot,' Shadows on the Nile is a 'breathtaking [work of] historical fiction.' (The Times) 'Wonderful . . . hugely ambitious and atmospheric' Kate Mosse, author of Richard and Judy bestseller The Taxidermist's Daughter