The Thunder Tree

Author: Robert Michael Pyle
ISBN: 9780870716027
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An engrossing memoir and eloquent portrait of place,The Thunder Treeshows how powerful the relationship between people and the natural world can be. "When people connect with nature, it happenssomewhere,"Pyle writes. "My own point of intimate contact with the land was a ditch... Without a doubt, most of the elements of my life flowed from that canal." The High Line Canal, originally built outside of Denver as part of an ambitious plan to bring water to eastern Colorado for irrigation, became the author's place of sanctuary and play, and his birthplace as a naturalist. This reprint of the classic book, updated with a new foreword by Richard Louv and a preface to this edition, makes one of Pyle's important early works once again available. For a new generation of readers, it offers a powerful argument for preserving opportunities for exploring nature.

Thunder Martial

Author: Zhong XiaMaDu
Editor: Funstory
ISBN: 1648148468
Size: 20,48 MB
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WITH THE PRICE OF A LIFE,A YOUNG MAN NAMED ZI CHEN FINALLY UNDERSTOOD WHAT DID 'BROTHER' MEAN. Because of a piece of 500-year-old silvery ginseng, Zi Chen was destroyed with his dantian by his brother, and then pushed down the cliff. Luckily, he was sensed by the Thunder Essence hidden in the cliffs, and he thus obtained the precious Thunder Essence Seed. Not only did he revive after death, he even obtained a powerful body refining technique to rebuild his dantian. "Friends are supposed to be sold when there are benefits.” It was all he remembered before his life faded away. From the moment he entered the inner sect to revenge, Zi Chen knew what he wanted and what was his bottom line. ☆About the Author☆ Zhong Xia Ma Du, a new generation of online novelist, has a masterpiece Thunder Martial Art. Although he is young, his writing is skilled and mature. Similar to the experiences of many online writers, Zhong Xia Ma Du has moved from reading novels to writing novels and gains a lot of popularity.

The Tree In Thunder Hollow

Author: Dan Barnwell
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1467848700
Size: 16,28 MB
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In this final section of the journey for The Owls of Thunder Hollow, the great golden eagle, Brownie returns to lead the owls home. Carrying Talon’s feather and a hopeful heart, Beech, the owl known as The True Believer prepares the sickly remnants of the owl community for the trip. The young owls take a solemn vow to never return to the Weasel Swamp. Their spirits yearn for the high, dark ridges of Thunder Hollow. The young owls train all through the winter, gaining strength and discipline. Beech thinks they are ready by the time Brownie returns, but none of the owls understands how far and dangerous the flight home will be.

The Forest In Folklore And Mythology

Author: Alexander Porteous
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486120325
Size: 15,39 MB
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Fascinating compendium of facts, folklore, superstitions, myths, and anecdotes about trees and the forest. Forest customs, sacred groves, mythical forest creatures, tree worship, and much more.

The Triumph Of The Tree

Author: John Stewart Collis
Size: 20,25 MB
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Blue Skies And Thunder

Author: Virgil Westdale, Stephanie A. Gerdes
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440182582
Size: 13,50 MB
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In 1942, Virgil Westdale was a successful young flight instructor when the government ousted him from the Air Corps and demoted him to army private. Having grown up as a Japanese American midwestern farm boy, Westdale had his first taste of Japanese culture when he was sent to train with the all Japanese American unit, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. He was ultimately transferred to the 522nd Artillery Battalion, where, as a member of the Fire Direction Center, he helped push the Germans out of Italy, rescue the “Lost Battalion” in France, and free prisoners from Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany. After the war, Westdale went on to pursue a career in research and development with large corporations. He received twenty-five U.S. patents and earned an international award for his work with photocopier components. In retirement, he has been working for the TSA, returning to the worlds of aviation and national security. Written for the lay reader as well as the history buff, Westdale’s stories of World War II challenge preconceived notions of what we think we know about a soldier’s life in Europe and offer images that go beyond the history books. ---"Spanning over ninety years, Virgil’s amazing and complex life story vividly reflects America’s history from the early 1900s to our current fight against terrorism. His book reads if he were sitting before me casually sharing his life. A highlight of my career––both as an Army officer and a Federal Civil Servant––has been the honor of working with and getting to know Virgil Westdale, a great American. This is a truly fascinating and memorable autobiography." John H. Mumma, Colonel, US Army Retired Federal Security Director, Transportation Security Administration ---"Virgil Westdale’s Blue Skies and Thunder tells a story that is both unique in American history and uniquely American. After growing up as a Midwestern farm boy whose Japanese father had largely assimilated into the local community, he found himself after Pearl Harbor viewed with suspicion by the very government he wanted to serve in the Second World War. Denied a chance to serve as a military pilot, or even as a pilot trainer, he eventually found his way into a newly created Japanese American artillery unit and served with distinction in Italy, France and Germany. Back in the United States, he completed college and made a career for himself as an engineer with multiple patents to his credit, and eventually served his country a second time, as an airport security officer. His account is highly readable and offers insights into a wide range of aspects of both his own life and the world around him." Dr. James Smither, Director Grand Valley State University Veterans History Project

Son Of Thunder

Author: Murray Leeder
Editor: Wizards of the Coast
ISBN: 0786964049
Size: 11,45 MB
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It was the best thing that ever happened to him. It was his god’s blessing. It was hell. Vell was content to be a mere warrior in the Thunderbeast tribe, staying behind on the hunt to guard the camp. But then something alien awakened deep within him, the spirit of a behemoth that he could not control. With it came attacks from the sky, visitors from far lands, and a mysterious command from their ancestral totem: Find the living. And this time, no one was going to let him just stay behind.

Costume Design In The Movies

Author: Elizabeth Leese
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486134296
Size: 14,39 MB
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Comprehensive, lavishly illustrated reference work provides biographical/career data for major designers (Adrian, Jean Louis, Edith Head, more). Updated to 1988, with over 400 new film credits. 177 illustrations. Index of 6,000 films.

Tree Symbol Worship In India

Author: Sankar Sen Gupta
Size: 13,56 MB
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Thunder And Lightning

Author: Eldot
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479756849
Size: 12,89 MB
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Thunder and Lightning: Julian's Private Scrapbook, Part 4 Days nine, ten and eleven at Camp Walker. Adventure and high risk taking are the fare in this segment of camp life in the 1960s. A thunderstorm in the middle of the night provides challenges and opportunity, and two serious injuries change the course of events. A few new story developments and characters appear, and Julian gets much closer to reaching his goal than he realizes. Ninth Day: Second Monday the story begins just after midnight on the dock at Camp Walker. Sunday night, Robin and Jack snuck out of their respective camps to meet for an overnight tryst. They plan to greet the sunrise and slip back into their tents before anyone else is awake.The second week at the scout camp has begun; everyone will be back on task working on merit badges and advancing to the next rank. the mid morning activity break includes intramural water polo, where Mark Schaeffer is one of the coaches. Mark is scoutmaster of Troop Nine.Mark has been targeted by Geoff Staples, the sophisticated scout from California. Geoff was on duty at the special service yesterday. He was totally entranced by Mark when he led Troop Nine up to the building. On the spot he decided to add Mark to his considerable list of sexual conquests. He pursues his quest with vigor. Mark does not suspect Geoff's motives, and he has a few extremely awkward experiences.Mark's skill and purpose as a scoutmaster gets some attention; he deals with the problem of camp politics and relations with the other scoutmasters.Nick Harrison and Tom Dawson are the top officers in Troop Nine. With Julian's assistance, they have created a special sleeping arrangement in the troop supply tent, and disguised it to avoid detection by the scoutmaster. Their romance has brought purpose and happiness to Tom, who is determined to make amends for his years of bad behavior whenever he can; he follows through on his promise to Kurt, who he had forced to have sex a year and a half ago. This is accomplished, but it gives Kurt a new problem to solve. Tenth Day: Second Tuesday Yesterday afternoon's close order drill lesson gives subconscious minds an impetus to reveal inner drives; that phenomenon is experienced by Mark and Geoff in an oddly similar way.Geoff begins to clear his private trail, and discovers the secret romance of Jack and Robin.Danny suspects Geoff's intentions and takes it on himself to stand guard and protect his unsuspecting scoutmaster.Julian's natural ability to perceive others' needs makes him invaluable to both Mark and Sid as it had on Saturday for Nick and Tom. Julian's artistic skill evolves by leaps... portraits and personal qualities become his subject matter.Nick helps Kurt find a way to move forward.Nick and Tom have a rare afternoon free of responsibility or obligations, and they give Leonard a little vicarious pleasure.Leonard becomes discreetly supportive of several of Troop Nine's scouts and their personal needs.Alex mentors Clint during an overnight Backpacking merit badge hike. Eleventh Day: Second Wednesday Camp Walker is shaken by a thunderstorm shortly after midnight. Some are better prepared to meet the challenge than others. We get a peek into the world of Troop 419, and Geoff's natural leadership ability. the overnight hikers are caught out in the open. Alex and Clint are forced into an unexpected survival compromise.Danny is welcomed as a water polo strategist; he has his very best day yet at camp. He ends the day setting an even higher personal goal.Julian is given an unexpected promotion. His day is packed with variety and achievement. He becomes acquainted with the Camp Director.Doug, one of the stopwatch boys, discovers Julian.Nick debuts as a solo lifeguard; he offers the Shooting Gallery operators a special event that he and Tom have