The North West Passage V1 Being The Record Of A Voyage Of Exploration Of The Ship Gjoa 1903 1907 1908

Author: Roald Amundsen
Editor: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447482751
Size: 19,45 MB
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This scarce book was first published in 1908. It is a fascinating account of the Norwegian polar explorer, Amundsen’s, exploration of the Northwest Passage. Not only the first person to traverse the Passage, Amundsen was also the first to reach the North and South Poles. A fascinating autobiographical report from a bygone era of exploration and adventure. Contents: Introduction, Making for the Polar Sea, In Virgin Water, The First Winter, Towards the Pole, Summer, The Second Winter, The Inhabitants at the Magnetic North Pole. Contains original black and white images.

The Journey To The West Revised Edition

Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226971430
Size: 10,29 MB
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Anthony C. Yu’s translation of The Journey to the West,initially published in 1983, introduced English-speaking audiences to the classic Chinese novel in its entirety for the first time. Written in the sixteenth century, The Journey to the West tells the story of the fourteen-year pilgrimage of the monk Xuanzang, one of China’s most famous religious heroes, and his three supernatural disciples, in search of Buddhist scriptures. Throughout his journey, Xuanzang fights demons who wish to eat him, communes with spirits, and traverses a land riddled with a multitude of obstacles, both real and fantastical. An adventure rich with danger and excitement, this seminal work of the Chinese literary canonis by turns allegory, satire, and fantasy. With over a hundred chapters written in both prose and poetry, The Journey to the West has always been a complicated and difficult text to render in English while preserving the lyricism of its language and the content of its plot. But Yu has successfully taken on the task, and in this new edition he has made his translations even more accurate and accessible. The explanatory notes are updated and augmented, and Yu has added new material to his introduction, based on his original research as well as on the newest literary criticism and scholarship on Chinese religious traditions. He has also modernized the transliterations included in each volume, using the now-standard Hanyu Pinyin romanization system. Perhaps most important, Yu has made changes to the translation itself in order to make it as precise as possible. One of the great works of Chinese literature, The Journey to the West is not only invaluable to scholars of Eastern religion and literature, but, in Yu’s elegant rendering, also a delight for any reader.

New Testament Apocrypha V1

Author: Burke & Landau
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802872891
Size: 11,40 MB
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Compilation of little-known and never-before-published apocryphal Christian texts in English translation This anthology of ancient nonbiblical Christian literature presents informed introductions to and readable translations of a wide range of little-known apocryphal texts, most of which have never before been translated into any modern language. An introduction to the volume as a whole addresses the most significant features of the writings included and contextualizes them within the contemporary study of the Christian Apocrypha. The body of the book comprises thirty texts that have been carefully introduced, copiously annotated, and translated into English by eminent scholars. With dates of composition ranging from the second century CE to early in the second millennium, these fascinating texts provide a more complete picture of Christian thought and expression than canonical texts alone can offer.

Hima Jour V1 Sci Tra 1790 1877

Author: David Knight
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134894627
Size: 17,43 MB
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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


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Alice But Not Through The Looking Glass

Author: Geoffrey Lewis
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 059538126X
Size: 13,44 MB
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Alice, the author's mother, is mentioned frequently in this account of his book. A disciplinarian to no small degree, she did her best in the trying pre-war times of unemployment. A fair amount of the author's recollections concerns the ups and downs of life in the small Derbyshire town of Clowne in the thirties. The history and records of shops and ownership in Clowne might be said to be as meticulous as the records in the Doomsday book! But what makes this volume most valuable is the author's memories and insights into that ballerina of the skies, the Spitfire, the key player in the Battle of Britain. And who better qualified to sing these praises than a Spitfire pilot? For out of Clowne came Geoffrey Lewis, a living legend now in his eighties, one of our heroes who gives us first-hand information about his 'Spitty', apart from the absorbingly interesting account of his aircraft training in Prince Albert, in Canada, prior to engaging battle in Britain.

The History Of The Rebellion And Civil Wars In England

Author: Edward Hyde of Clarendon
Size: 17,54 MB
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Surviving The Nazi Onslaught

Author: Carole McEntee-Taylor
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1783831065
Size: 14,46 MB
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Ted Taylor, 1st Battalion, The Rifle Brigade, was sent to France in May 1940 as part of Calais Force. Initially sent to open up supply lines to the rapidly retreating BEF, they soon found themselves defending Calais against the might of the 10th Panzer Division. Outnumbered by at least three to one they held out for 4 days until they ran out of ammunition and were forced to surrender.??For the next five years Ted found himself part of the huge slave labour force in Poland under the administration of Stalag XXA and Stalag XXB. Life in the POW camps bore little resemblance to the cheerful films of the 1950s with casual brutality never far from the surface. As 1945 began and the war entered its final bloody phase, the POWs dared to believe that at last they might be going home. But fate had one more cruel trick to play.??As the Russians approached rapidly from the east, the terrified Germans evacuated the camps and, in temperatures below -25c, began marching the malnourished, poorly-clothed POWs back across Europe. The infamous 'death marches' to freedom across the frozen, chaotic, war ravaged landscape of Eastern Europe had begun.