The City And The Mountains

Author: Eça de Queirós
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811217019
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Monumentally bored in spite of his privileged life in Paris society, heir Jacinto is invited to witness the move of his ancestors' bones to a newly renovated chapel in Portugal and sets off with his best friend on an adventurous train journey through France and Spain. Original.

The Mountains And The City

Author: Chris Wickham
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
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Winner of the American Historical Association Marraro Prize, 1988.The Mountains and the City is a rare discussion in English of the history of a region of Europe, a genre common in other countries but undeveloped in Britain. The book deals with two mountain valleys in Tuscany from the eight to the twelfth century, with some examination of their future progress into the sixteenth. It charts their internal social and economic development and their links with the emerging world of the Italian city states. The importance of the book is in itsstress on the small-scale society of the mountains; on the relation of local society to its geographical environment; and, above all, in its concern to see society from below, through the activities of local people, rather than through the interests of their masters. In its focus on local interaction, this is one of thefew anthropological studies of medieval history that has yet been written.

Making Mountains

Author: David Stradling
Editor: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780295989891
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For over two hundred years, the Catskill Mountains have been repeatedly and dramatically transformed by New York City. In Making Mountains, David Stradling shows the transformation of the Catskills landscape as a collaborative process, one in which local and urban hands, capital, and ideas have come together to reshape the mountains and the communities therein. This collaboration has had environmental, economic, and cultural consequences. Early on, the Catskills were an important source of natural resources. Later, when New York City needed to expand its water supply, engineers helped direct the city toward the Catskills, claiming that the mountains offered the purest and most cost-effective waters. By the 1960s, New York had created the great reservoir and aqueduct system in the mountains that now supplies the city with 90 percent of its water. The Catskills also served as a critical space in which the nation's ideas about nature evolved. Stradling describes the great influence writers and artists had upon urban residents - especially the painters of the Hudson River School, whose ideal landscapes created expectations about how rural America should appear. By the mid-1800s, urban residents had turned the Catskills into an important vacation ground, and by the late 1800s, the Catskills had become one of the premiere resort regions in the nation. In the mid-twentieth century, the older Catskill resort region was in steep decline, but the Jewish "Borscht Belt" in the southern Catskills was thriving. The automobile revitalized mountain tourism and residence, and increased the threat of suburbanization of the historic landscape. Throughout each of these significant incarnations, urban and rural residents worked in a rough collaboration, though not without conflict, to reshape the mountains and American ideas about rural landscapes and nature.

Mountain Boy In The City

Author: Mary E. Gale
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440167737
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Stunned by their parents' murder, terrified of the killers, and afraid of being separated, six-year-old Nicky and nine-year-old Pete Piedmont flee to a mountain cave outside Chattanooga, Tennessee where they hide for three years. The brothers survive with difficulty by watching how the animals live. One day, lonely, tormented Nicky sees a boy camping with his parents. The mountain boy sneaks away from his domineering brother to join them. The suspenseful Mountain Boy in the City follows Nicky's misadventures along the jagged trail to becoming a responsible young teenager and overcoming his tragic past to get the future he desperately wants. His darkest moment comes when he rides his spotted horse to find his brother, but, the old Appaloosa becomes too injured to ever be ridden again. Nicky's fierce desire to belong to a family clashes with his inability to conform to society's rules. Mountain Boy in the City tells the story of Nicky's coming of age.

The City Of The Saints And Across The Rocky Mountains To California

Author: Sir Richard Francis Burton
ISBN: 143575185X
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Over The Mountain And Back A Fantasy Adventure Novel

Author: Marie Astor
Editor: Novel Holdings, LLC
File Size: 58,20 MB
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From New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author! After taking his new snowboard for a ride in the mountains of Colorado, Peter Bailey is stunned to find himself in Transadonia - a hidden world that coexists alongside with the Earth. Peter soon learns that the shiny, new snowboard was crafted especially for him by the smiths of Transadonia. Now, Peter's help is needed to defeat the evil mastermind who is threatening the freedom of Transadonia's magical inhabitants. Just why has Peter been chosen for this daunting task, and does he have the mettle to complete it? Lara Grover never listened to her elders, so warnings like "do not talk to strangers" mean nothing to her. When a boy from an unknown world saves her from an avalanche with the aid of a snow dragon, Lara is not stunned in the least. Instead, she joins Peter on his quest to help him realize the purpose behind his arrival to Transadonia. Together, Lara and Peter embark on an adventure filled with perils, trickery, betrayals, and unexpected alliances.

War And The City

Author: Sara Fregonese
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1838600531
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War and the City examines the geopolitical significance of the Lebanese Civil War through a micro-level exploration of how the urban landscape of Beirut was transformed by the conflict. Focusing on the initial phase of the war in 1975 and 1976, the volume also draws significant parallels with more recent occurrences of internecine conflict and with the historical legacies of Lebanon's colonial past. While most scholarship has thus far focused on post-war reconstruction of the city, the initial process of destruction has been neglected. This volume thus moves away from formal macro-level geopolitical analysis, to propose instead an exploration of the urban nature of conflict through its spaces, infrastructures, bodies and materialities. The book utilizes urban viewpoints in order to highlight the nature of sovereignty in Lebanon and how it is inscribed on the urban landscape. War and the City presents a view of geopolitics as not only shaping narratives of international relations, but as crucially reshaping the space of cities.

The Mountain And The Spring

Author: Hawk Kiefer
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462800254
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On a Santorini cliff high above the great caldera of that sunny, serene Greek island, Captain Beth Walker marries CIA agent Matt Price. After the ceremony her nephew, Steven, leaves for nearby Mykonos, only to be assaulted and kidnapped. When Arab television later shows Steven kneeling blindfolded before an executioner, the CIA sends Beth and Matt after him. The chase moves to Kurdistan where avatars and wolves confront magic ravens and the Cult of Angels.

Mountains And The German Mind

Author: Sean Ireton
Editor: Camden House (NY)
ISBN: 1640140476
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The first scholarly English translations of thirteen vital texts that elucidate the central role mountains have played across nearly five centuries of Germanophone cultural history.

Signal Mountain

Author: Mary Scott Norris
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439635579
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Signal Mountain occupies a portion of Walden’s Ridge, a plateau on the lower end of the Appalachian Mountains just outside of Chattanooga. The Creek and Cherokee Indians who used this area for hunting sent smoke signals from the palisades overlooking Moccasin Bend, Williams Island, and the Tennessee River. Union soldiers also sent signals from this lookout, which is now part of Signal Point Park. In 1913, Charles E. James opened the Signal Mountain Inn, beginning the community’s development. Resort amenities included golf, swimming and boating on Rainbow Lake, a casino and dance hall, and daily walks to the mineral waters of Burnt Cabin Springs. During World War I, soldiers stationed at Fort Oglethorpe visited the area to spend time with their families. Dignitaries and movie stars arrived for the fine dining and clear mountain air. From this time on, the community grew by leaps and bounds.

Rocky Mountain Heartland

Author: Duane A. Smith
Editor: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816527595
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This is a lively history of three Rocky Mountain states in the twentieth century. With the sure hand of an experienced writer and the engaging voice of a veteran storyteller, the well-known historian Duane Smith recounts the major social, political, and economic events of the period with verve and zest. It is obvious that Smith is thoroughly familiar with his subject and has a genuine enthusiasm for the history of the region. Written with the general reader in mind, Rocky Mountain Heartland will appeal to students, teachers, and Òarmchair historiansÓ of all ages. This is the colorful saga of how the Old West became the New West. Beginning at the end of the nineteenth century and concluding after the turn of the twentyfirst, Rocky Mountain Heartland explains how Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming evolved over the course of the century. Smith is mindful of all the factors that propelled the region: mining, agriculture, water, immigration, tourism, technology, and two world wars. And he points out how the three states responded in varying ways to each of these forces. Although this is a regional story, Smith never loses sight of the national events that influenced events in the region. As Smith skillfully shows, the vast natural resources of the three states attracted optimistic, hopeful Americans intent on getting rich, enjoying the outdoors, or creating new lives for themselves and their families. How they resolved these often conflicting goals is the modern story of the Rocky Mountain region.

The City Trilogy

Author: Hsi-kuo Chang
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023150246X
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Taiwan's most innovative science fiction writer presents three tales of intrigue, espionage, betrayal, political strife, time travel, and Chinese history and mysticism. After thousands of years of civil unrest and countless wars, the weary Huhui people of Sunlon City have once again succumbed to a ruthless and overpowering enemy. In Five Jade Disks, the first book in the trilogy, the imperialistic Shan have enslaved the inhabitants of Sunlon City and imposed a harsh martial order. As the Shan fight to retain control of the restless Huhui natives, an unstable rebel alliance prepares to win back its homeland. Amidst the confusion of revolt, Miss Qi, a determined young girl, emerges as an unlikely leader. With the help of her friends and the loyal Green Snake Brotherhood, Miss Qi discovers that an ancient cult and its insidious and unusually powerful leader may hold the key to the rebels' victory—or may yet be the cause of their undoing. As she rushes to put the pieces together, the rebels, divided by internal factions, strive to band together in a heroic attempt to overthrow the Shan. The story continues in Defenders of the Dragon City. The Shan have been defeated, but the victory celebrations of the Huhui are quickly brought to an end. After deserting Sunlon City, the Shan regroup and return for one final and bitter attempt to destroy the weakened rebel forces. During their exile, the Shan turn their aggressions against the indigenous races of the Huhui planet, a colorful mix of peaceful tribes resembling serpents, eagles, and leopards. Forced into the war to save their remaining territory, the indigenous peoples join the Huhui in their continuing struggle against the Shan. The third novel, Tale of a Feather, opens with images of chaos and devastation. The conflict with the Shan has left the city in flames, and refugees are fleeing in droves through the main gates. Taking advantage of the turmoil, a ruthless dictator assumes control of the weak interim government and begins a treacherous campaign to eliminate his adversaries. In this volatile atmosphere, Miss Qi continues her desperate search to discover the origin of the mysterious Bronze Statue Cult and come to terms with the dark power it wields over her people. The trilogy, first published in Taiwan in the late 1980s and early 1990s and widely considered to be a modern classic, is now presented for the first time in English and in a single volume. In these allegorical tales, Chang confronts some of the most serious and divisive issues of our time, including the burden of history and the ravages of oppression, racism, and ethnic displacement.

Letter To Beaumont Letters Written From The Mountain And Related Writings

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Editor: UPNE
ISBN: 1611682851
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Published between 1762 and 1765, these writings are the last works Rousseau wrote for publication during his lifetime. Responding in each to the censorship and burning of Emile and Social Contract, Rousseau airs his views on censorship, religion, and the relation between theory and practice in politics. The Letter to Beaumont is a response to a Pastoral Letter by Christophe de Beaumont, Archbishop of Paris (also included in this volume), which attacks the religious teaching in Emile. Rousseau's response concerns the general theme of the relation between reason and revelation and contains his most explicit and boldest discussions of the Christian doctrines of creation, miracles, and original sin. In Letters Written from the Mountain, a response to the political crisis in Rousseau's homeland of Geneva caused by a dispute over the burning of his works, Rousseau extends his discussion of Christianity and shows how the political principles of the Social Contract can be applied to a concrete constitutional crisis. One of his most important statements on the relation between political philosophy and political practice, it is accompanied by a fragmentary "History of the Government of Geneva." Finally, "Vision of Peter of the Mountain, Called the Seer" is a humorous response to a resident of Motiers who had been inciting attacks on Rousseau during his exile there. Taking the form of a scriptural account of a vision, it is one of the rare examples of satire from Rousseau's pen and the only work he published anonymously after his decision in the early 1750s to put his name on all his published works. Within its satirical form, the "Vision" contains Rousseau's last public reflections on religious issues. Neither the Letter to Beaumont nor the Letters Written from the Mountain has been translated into English since defective translations that appeared shortly after their appearance in French. These are the first translations of both the "History" and the "Vision."

The Shadows Of Starpoint Mountain

Author: Bill Albert
ISBN: 0557273978
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As the legend of Gallif's heroics grows so does her number of enemies. She learned a terrible secret inside Starpoint Mountain and goes to the Giant Lords for help. But the Giant Lords have been in power for centuries and consider any challenge to their supremacy a threat that must be removed. Now Gallif must fight to defend the truth and discovers a thousand years of burning racial hatred is not a candle to be easily extinguished.

Mountain City

Author: Gregory Martin
Editor: Isis Large Print Books
ISBN: 9780753156186
File Size: 31,42 MB
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Mountain City, a rural mining town in Nevada experienced the oft-told western tale of fame and fortune, followed by exploitation of the land and people and ultimate abandonment by those who promised the elusive pot of gold. Gregory Martin's memoir is not only of the history of the town, but its inhabitants.

The Utah Guide

Author: Allan Kent Powell
Editor: Fulcrum Publishing
ISBN: 9781555911140
File Size: 46,92 MB
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This is the most comprehensive guidebook to the state of Utah, with information on historic attractions, festivals, cultural events, outdoor activities, accommodations, and restaurants. 139 photos. 9 maps.

The Epistle Of Jesus To The Church

Author: James D. Quiggle
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621892247
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The Epistle of Jesus to the Church is a commentary on the book of Revelation that assumes Jesus was the author and John the reporter of the words and events described. Here one will not find an explanation of an anti-Roman message written by John in hidden codes and apocalyptic motifs to fool Roman authorities. John the apostle and prophet was the faithful scribe, who did not create the message but faithfully and accurately described all that he saw and heard. This commentary follows the principle that the Scriptures explain themselves, because the Revelation is a word from Jesus to his church--a word that is grounded in the Scriptures. The Epistle of Jesus to the Church has been written with teachers, students, and pastors in mind. The interpretation of the book of Revelation is thorough; difficult passages are addressed, and plausible answers are provided to the questions posed by in-depth study of the biblical book. This is a commentary for personal study or classroom instruction, one that may be confidently used to preach and teach the Revelation of Jesus to the church.

The Start Of A Dream

ISBN: 0615242561
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Under The Mountain

Author: Steven Timothy
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469150441
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Deep in vast undiscovered caverns under the mountains of this Earth live tiny people who call themselves the Keepers. They move undetected amongst ordinary people on the Earths surface due to their size and the speed at which they travel. The day school gets out for the year, Jeffrey Williams discovers one of these little people who is assigned to watch over him. She places a crystal on him which gives him the power to enter the world of the Keepers, moving at one thousand miles a hour. Jeffrey and his sister Elizabeth go to the mountains of Wyoming to spend the summer with their grandparents. During their visit, they discover a cave, which leads them to the hidden world of these little people. The Keepers had been expecting them. They had been chosen since birth to visit the great city of crystals, and to perform a special mission only they could. They are guided to Crystal City by five of the greatest warriors in the Under World. Their trek takes them on several detours, in order to find passageways large enough to accommodate the young giants. Every turn in the path seems to bring them new dangers and adventures.

Xu Xiake S Travels

Author: Xu Xiake
Editor: DeepLogic
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“Xu Xiake's Travels” (徐霞客游记) is a Chinese travelogue book, written in the 17th century. The book has 22 sections. It consists mainly of essays describing the travels of the Ming dynasty geographer Xu Xiake. Over 34 years, Xu produced more than 600,000 words, including works such as "Guizhou tour diary" and "Yunnan tour diary". This book offers detailed descriptions of geography, hydrology, geology, plants and other phenomena. It is also respected for its literary qualities and for its historicity.