Altai A Novel

Author: Wu Ming
Editor: Verso Books
ISBN: 1781680760
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When Venetian secret service Emmanuele De Zante is jailed, accused of treason, and offered the chance to escape, he sets off on a voyage through the balkans that ends in the Sultan's palace in Constantinople.

Spiritual Wisdom From The Altai Mountains

Author: Nikolai Shodoev
Editor: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1780991215
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Drawing on ancient symbols, oral and shamanic text, legend and prophecy, Shodoev gives an introduction to Altai cosmology, the soul, individual, spiritual development, harmony between man and the nature and the imminent evolutionary shift from the yellow to the white era.

After Wild Sheep In The Altai And Mongolia

Author: Elim Pavlovich Demidov (principe di San Donato)
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Altai Himalaya A Travel Diary

Author: Nicholas Roerich
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ISBN: 9781947016019
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Endemic Plants Of The Altai Mountain Country

Author: A. I. Pyak
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781903657225
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Under its Living Planet Campaign, the World Wildlife Fund has identified 200 of the Earth's most biologically outstanding habitats. One of these is the Altai-Sayan Montane Forests Ecoregion, an extraordinary mosaic of coniferous forests, intermontane steppe, and alpine meadows that lies on the borders of Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, and China, and where half the flora of Siberia can be found. The team of authors responsible for producing this remarkable book has surveyed more than 300 endemic plants, many of which are important for medicine or food, to plug a gap in the knowledge of a poorly studied region. The book contains the first photographs published of many of the species and is a testament to international scientific collaboration. The first guide to the flora of this region, which lies on the borders of Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, and China The first detailed and comprehensive account of the 288 endemic and subendemic plants of the Altai Mountain range, over 30 of which were found and named by the authors Illustrated profiles of 100 of the endemic plants, with detailed information on taxonomy, key identification features, flowering times, distribution, habitat preferences, conservation status, threats, and cultivation Over 180 stunning photographs of habitats and plants, including many species photographed for the first time during recent expeditions Introductory chapters provide general information on the environmental and socioeconomic conditions of the region, together with details of the main habitat types, the Altai flora and its features, and the endemic flora. Information is also provided about the main protected areas in the region, and when and how to visit.

Geology And Tectonics Of Gorny Altai

Author: M. M. Buslov
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Desert Songs

Author: Arita Baaijens
Editor: American Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9789774162114
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This is the extraordinary story of one woman's lone quest in the harsh but beautiful desert. Arita Baaijens gave up her job as an environmentalist nearly twenty years ago, and has been exploring the deserts of Egypt and Sudan with her small camel caravan ever since. In Desert Songs she recounts her passion for the desert, the place she loves and fears. On one level Desert Songs reads as an ode to camels, vistas and horizons, nomads and exploration. On another it is a story about an inward journey, a rite of passage. It is about leaving the world you know toventure into the unknown where you discover your true strength. How strong are you when there's no backup? Where do your limits lie? Baaijens sets out on a voyage of self-discovery and unrelenting physical trials to find the answers. The experience changes her forever.

Daily Lives In Nghsi Altai

Author: Robert Nichols
Editor: Verbivoraciouspress
ISBN: 9789811160349
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In this remarkable tetralogy of short novels, Nichols envisions the nature of our communal, yet highly individualized society in which decentralized democracy, ecological sensibility, bioregional principles, and liberatory technologies are integrated into a traditional culture. It is a vision of utopia emerging out of the rich particularity of history and lived experience. First published in five separate volumes in the late 1970s, Daily Lives in Nghsi-Altai has never gained the recognition it deserves. It is an extraordinary contribution to both literary and theoretical utopianism and should be recognized both for its radical ideology and for the fecundity of the imagination that informs it at all moments. It is a beguiling and inventive mixture of hallucinogenic prose and poetry that has demonstrates a fiercely independent mind and talent at its pinnacle. This reissue includes the full series, Red Shift (with illustrations from Peter Schumann), Arrival, Gahr City, The Harditts in Sawna, and Exile. "As those lucky enough to have read Daily Lives in Nghsi-Altai know, Robert Nichols is one of our most profoundly original writers, his political passion, and acuteness transfigured by a visionary gleam." --Ursula K. Le Guin

Kazakhstan

Author: Dagmar Schreiber
Editor: Odyssey Books & Maps
ISBN: 9789622178793
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Spectacular photography, rich historical background, and essential travel information are combined in this indispensable reference for the immense, diverse, remote region at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. A country larger than Western Europe, Kazakhstan's vast expanse encompasses the Great Steppe, the heights of the Tien Shan in the south, the exquisite lakes and valleys of the mystical Altai mountains in the northeast, and the archaeologically rich desert coast of the Caspian Sea in the west. With independence and the discovery of oil has come rapid modernization, and Kazakhstan today stands as Central Asia's most stable and forward-thinking nation.

The Archipelago Of Hope Wisdom And Resilience From The Edge Of Climate Change

Author: Gleb Raygorodetsky
Editor: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1681775964
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An enlightening global journey reveals the inextricable links between Indigenous cultures and their lands—and how it can form the foundation for climate change resilience around the world. One cannot turn on the news today without a report on an extreme weather event or the latest update on Antarctica. But while our politicians argue, the truth is that climate change is already here. Nobody knows this better than Indigenous peoples who, having developed an intimate relationship with ecosystems over generations, have observed these changes for decades. For them, climate change is not an abstract concept or policy issue, but the reality of daily life. After two decades of working with indigenous communities, Gleb Raygorodetsky shows how these communities are actually islands of biological and cultural diversity in the ever-rising sea of development and urbanization. They are an “archipelago of hope” as we enter the Anthropocene, for here lies humankind’s best chance to remember our roots and how to take care of the Earth. These communities are implementing creative solutions to meet these modern challenges. Solutions that are relevant to the rest of us. We meet the Skolt Sami of Finland, the Nenets and Altai of Russia, the Sapara of Ecuador, the Karen of Myanmar, and the Tla-o-qui-aht of Canada. Intimate portraits of these men and women, youth and elders, emerge against the backdrop of their traditional practices on land and water. Though there are brutal realties?pollution, corruption, forced assimilation—Raygorodetsky's prose resonates with the positive, the adaptive, the spiritual—and hope.