Sacred Sierra

Author: Jason Webster
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1407093231
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Jason Webster had lived in Spain for 15 years when he and his partner Salud, a flamenco dancer, tired of their city life and decided to buy a crumbling farmhouse clinging to the side of a steep valley in the eastern province of Castellón. He knew nothing about farming - he didn't even know what an almond tree looked like, or that he owned over 100 of them - but with help from local farmers and a twelfth-century book on gardening he set about recreating his dream. Sacred Sierra tells the story of their first year on the mountain, and how they cleared the land, planted and harvested olives, nurtured precious, expensive truffles, all while surviving gale force winds and scorching summer fires. While toying with the timeless, he also retells ancient legends and as the year passed, finds himself increasingly in tune with the ancient, mystical life of the sierra, a place that will haunt your imagination and raise your spirits.

The Rough Guide To Southwest Usa

Author: Greg Ward
Editor: Rough Guides
ISBN: 9781843530800
Size: 11,80 MB
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From in-depth coverage of ten great national parks to the high-rolling pace of Las Vegas and the laid-back charm of Santa Fe, this new "Rough Guide" leaves no canyon, desert, or town unexplored. of color maps and photos.

45 Caliber Cross Fire

Author: Peter Brandvold
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101561335
Size: 18,33 MB
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Fugitive Cuno Massey is caught between the law and the lawless in this .45-Caliber western from Peter Brandvold. Cuno Massey may be a federal fugitive, but he’s Deputy U.S. Marshal Spurr Morgan’s best chance to run down a gang of gunrunners. A wagon train of rifles, ammunition, Gatling guns, and dynamite was stolen by U.S. cavalry deserters who intend to sell the weapons to a Mexican general waging war against Yaqui Indians. To even the odds against them, Cuno and Spurr form an alliance with Ojos de Fuega—“Fire Eyes”—a Yaqui queen as savage as she is beautiful, and her band of renegades. With so much firepower and so many deadly players on the warpath, Cuno and Spurr know that they’re sitting atop a powder keg with a sizzling fuse… From the Paperback edition.

Policy Terminated

Author: John A. Haskett
Editor: Durango Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 1554221110
Size: 10,21 MB
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Author: Mark Ellingham
Editor: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847657451
Size: 13,29 MB
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You have to go back to the 1980s and Granta's bestselling travel issue to find a book that compares to OxTravels. Introduced by Michael Palin, OxTravels features original stories from twenty-five top travel writers, including Michael Palin, Paul Theroux, Sara Wheeler, William Dalrymple, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Lloyd Jones, Rory Stewart, Jan Morris, Dervla Murphy, Rory MacLean, and others. Each of the stories takes as its theme a meeting - life-changing, affecting, amusing by turn - and together they transport readers into a brilliant, vivid atlas of encounters. This extraordinary collection is published in aid of Oxfam and all royalties from the book will support Oxfam's work.

Culturicide Resistance And Survival Of The Lakota Sioux Nation

Author: James V. Fenelon
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317732820
Size: 19,62 MB
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Sacred Mountain Of Colombia S Kogi Indians

Author: Gerardo Reichel Dolmatoff
Editor: Brill Archive
ISBN: 9789004092747
Size: 17,70 MB
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Place Ecology And The Sacred

Author: Michael S. Northcott
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441114572
Size: 14,10 MB
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People are born in one place. Traditionally humans move around more than other animals, but in modernity the global mobility of persons and the factors of production increasingly disrupts the sense of place that is an intrinsic part of the human experience of being on earth. Industrial development and fossil fuelled mobility negatively impact the sense of place and help to foster a culture of placelessness where buildings, fields and houses increasingly display a monotonous aesthetic. At the same time ecological habitats, and diverse communities of species are degraded. Romantic resistance to the industrial evisceration of place and ecological diversity involved the setting aside of scenic or sublime landscapes as wilderness areas or parks. However the implication of this project is that human dwelling and ecological sustainability are intrinsically at odds. In this collection of essays Michael Northcott argues that the sense of the sacred which emanates from local communities of faith sustained a 'parochial ecology' which, over the centuries, shaped communities that were more socially just and ecologically sustainable than the kinds of exchange relationships and settlement patterns fostered by a global and place-blind economy. Hence Christian communities in medieval Europe fostered the distributed use and intergenerational care of common resources, such as alpine meadows, forests or river catchments. But contemporary political economists neglect the role of boundaried places, and spatial limits, in the welfare of human and ecological communities. Northcott argues that place-based forms of community, dwelling and exchange – such as a local food economy – more closely resemble evolved commons governance arrangements, and facilitate the revival of a sense of neighbourhood, and of reconnection between persons and the ecological places in which they dwell.

Public Resources Code Annotated Of The State Of California

Author: California
Size: 16,88 MB
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Sacred Passions

Author: Carol A. Hess
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195145615
Size: 15,38 MB
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This biography offers a fresh understanding of the life and work of Spanish composer Manuel de Falla (1876-1946), recognized as the greatest composer in the Spanish cultural renaissance that extended from the latter part of the 19th century until the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936. The biography incorporates recent research on Falla, draws on untapped sources in the Falla archives, reevaluates Falla's work in terms of current issues in musicology, and considers Falla's accomplishments in their historical and cultural contexts.