For the Love of Rivers

A Scientist's Journey

Author: Kurt D. Fausch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780870717703

Category: Nature

Page: 279

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Stream ecologist Kurt Fausch draws readers across the reflectivesurface of streams to view and ponder how they work. While celebratingtheir beauty and mystery, he explains the underlying science connectingstreamside forests with the organisms found there. More than a bookabout stream ecology, For the Love of Rivers is a celebration of theinterconnectedness of life. It is an authoritative look at the scienceof rivers and streams, but it also ponders the larger question of whyrivers are important to humans, why we should want to conserve them,and what we can to ensure their future.

The Land Between the Rivers

Thomas Nuttall's Ascent of the Arkansas, 1819

Author: Russell M. Lawson

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472114115

Category: History

Page: 152

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A retelling of Thomas Nuttall's near-death expedition up the Arkansas River in the early years of the nineteenth century

Journey to Infinity

Author: Aadeshnath

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462835015

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 67

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Yogi Hemant Panchpor alias Aadeshnath was born and brought up in a middle class family from Pune, India. He has traveled to different parts of the world in the search of mystery of spiritual world. Settled in Toronto, his thoughts are revolutionary in nature. His attachment to the culture in the East and personal development from the West makes him a right person to write on the topic. He has received spiritual blessing in the young age in India. His working life in the North America gives him insight in the life of common people. His experience as Yoga teacher and practitioner gives him authority to speak on the topic of Mental Yoga based on Bhagwad Geeta, a topic not yet touched upon in North America. Mental Yoga by Andy Bernstein or Dr. Mark Hyman is different. He tries to unlock the information locked in Sanskrit, an ancient Indian language, and brings the principles of Yoga for the benefit of the Western society. He has studied Bible, Quran as well as Bhagwad Geeta, and he is painting a picture of the future based on these holy books. This book has been edited and propelled by his friends relating to different faiths and coming from different parts of the world and settled in Toronto. The help from Hindu Prarthana Samaj, ISKCON, Islamic Information Center and International Church of Toronto is very much appreciated in addition to Sri Ambika Yog Kutir, Thane, India. You will find this book full of spiritual knowledge and it presents ways to face the stress in the Western life. Contact: Yogi Hemant Panchpor alias Aadeshnath 37 Miller Street Toronto-ON-M6N 2Z6 Tel: 001-(416) 653.8125 Email: [email protected] For more information, please visit www.journeytoinfinity.org

The Story of Big Bend National Park

Author: John Jameson

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292788622

Category: Nature

Page: 212

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A breathtaking country of rugged mountain peaks, uninhabited desert, and spectacular river canyons, Big Bend is one of the United States' most remote national parks and among Texas' most popular tourist attractions. Located in the great bend of the Rio Grande that separates Texas and Mexico, the park comprises some 800,000 acres, an area larger than the state of Rhode Island, and draws over 300,000 visitors each year. The Story of Big Bend National Park offers a comprehensive, highly readable history of the park from before its founding in 1944 up to the present. John Jameson opens with a fascinating look at the mighty efforts involved in persuading Washington officials and local landowners that such a park was needed. He details how money was raised and land acquired, as well as how the park was publicized and developed for visitors. Moving into the present, he discusses such issues as natural resource management, predator protection in the park, and challenges to land, water, and air. Along the way, he paints colorful portraits of many individuals, from area residents to park rangers to Lady Bird Johnson, whose 1966 float trip down the Rio Grande brought the park to national attention. This history will be required reading for all visitors and prospective visitors to Big Bend National Park. For everyone concerned about our national parks, it makes a persuasive case for continued funding and wise stewardship of the parks as they face the twin pressures of skyrocketing attendance and declining budgets.

The San Marcos

A River's Story

Author: Jim Kimmel,Jerry Touchstone Kimmel

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781585445424

Category: History

Page: 155

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The San Marcos springs have flowed for around ten million years. In this ode to the river they form, Jim Kimmel brings us a picture of a watercourse brimming with life, past and present. Native, non-native, prehistoric, and modern-day plants, animals, and people have inhabited the river and its banks. Kimmel touches on them all with the affectionate and knowledgeable voice of one whose own life has been closely linked to the San Marcos. As readers journey with Kimmel from the river's headwater springs to its junction with the Guadalupe River, The San Marcos: A River's Story will capture the imagination and provide valuable information about the river and its crucial role in the ecological health of Texas. Original photographs by Jerry Touchstone Kimmel add a sense of the beauty and complexity of the river.

Gone in an Instant

Author: Annay Dawson

Publisher: Annay Dawson

ISBN: 0557195640

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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He thought his world was perfect . . . until he met her.He thought his world was perfect . . . when he married her.He thought his world was perfect . . . until he lost her.His dangerous job and their love . . . but his world wasn’t perfect.

Inside Earthquakes

Author: Philip Steele,Neil Morris

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836872477

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

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Explains what earthquakes are, describes famous earthquakes and the damages that resulted from them, and discusses how scientists study and predict these phenomena.

The Heart of the World

A Journey to Tibet's Lost Paradise

Author: Ian Baker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101117804

Category: Religion

Page: 544

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The myth of Shangri-la originates in Tibetan Buddhist beliefs in beyul, or hidden lands, sacred sanctuaries that reveal themselves to devout pilgrims and in times of crisis. The more remote and inaccessible the beyul, the vaster its reputed qualities. Ancient Tibetan prophecies declare that the greatest of all hidden lands lies at the heart of the forbidding Tsangpo Gorge, deep in the Himalayas and veiled by a colossal waterfall. Nineteenth-century accounts of this fabled waterfall inspired a series of ill-fated European expeditions that ended prematurely in 1925 when the intrepid British plant collector Frank Kingdon-Ward penetrated all but a five-mile section of the Tsangpo’s innermost gorge and declared that the falls were no more than a “religious myth” and a “romance of geography.” The heart of the Tsangpo Gorge remained a blank spot on the map of world exploration until world-class climber and Buddhist scholar Ian Baker delved into the legends. Whatever cryptic Tibetan scrolls or past explorers had said about the Tsangpo’s innermost gorge, Baker determined, could be verified only by exploring the uncharted five-mile gap. After several years of encountering sheer cliffs, maelstroms of impassable white water, and dense leech-infested jungles, on the last of a series of extraordinary expeditions, Baker and his National Geographic–sponsored team reached the depths of the Tsangpo Gorge. They made news worldwide by finding there a 108-foot-high waterfall, the legendary grail of Western explorers and Tibetan seekers alike. The Heart of the World is one of the most captivating stories of exploration and discovery in recent memory—an extraordinary journey to one of the wildest and most inaccessible places on earth and a pilgrimage to the heart of the Tibetan Buddhist faith.

The Athenaeum

Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music and the Drama

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature

Page: N.A

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Powering the Future

A Scientist's Guide to Energy Independence

Author: Daniel B. Botkin

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780137083589

Category: Education

Page: 352

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Dr. Daniel B. Botkin objectively assesses the true prospects, limitations, costs, risks, dangers, and tradeoffs associated with every leading and emerging source of energy, including oil, natural gas, coal, hydroelectric, nuclear, wind, solar, ocean power, and biofuels. Next, Botkin addresses the energy distribution system, outlining how it currently works, identifying its inefficiencies, and reviewing options for improving it. Finally, Botkin turns to solutions, offering a realistic, scientifically and economically viable path to a sustainable, energy-independent future: one that can improve the quality of life for Americans and for people around the world. The Future of Fossil Fuels What can we realistically expect from oil, gas, and coal? Will Alternative Energy Sources Really Matter? Running the numbers on solar, wind, biofuels, and other renewables Must We All Wear Sweaters and Live in Caves? The right role for efficiency--and why energy minimalism isn’t the solution Where We Can Start--and What Will Happen if We Don’t No magic bullet, but there are sensible, realistic solutions

Science

Author: Ferguson

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816080828

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 234

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Introduces careers in the science fields, including career opportunities, ways of preparing for finding a job, and related activities such as volunteering, internship, and summer study programs.

Backpacking Wyoming

From Towering Granite Peaks to Steaming Geyser Basins

Author: Douglas Lorain

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 9780899976433

Category: Travel

Page: 288

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Wyoming boasts countless outstanding backcountry destinations. While some of these attractions are world famous, many are virtually unknown even to the savviest locals. Award-winning author Douglas Lorain details both famous and hidden treasures in his picks of Wyoming's 28 most enjoyable backpack trips. Lasting from three days to two weeks, these carefully chosen itineraries offer the hiker mountain scenery, magnificent wildlife, colorful geologic marvels, and reasonable daily mileage goals. This in-depth guide reveals the best trips in and around Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, the Beartooth and Bighorn Mountains, the Absaroka and Snowy Ranges, the Wind River Range, and such treasures as the Wyoming, Gros Ventre, Bear Lodge, and Salt River Mountains. Each of the trips rates scenery, solitude, and difficulty; specifies mileage, elevation gain, days on the trail, and shuttle distance; and notes special attractions, required permits, and challenges. A detailed map and photographs accompany each trip. Everything the backcountry adventurer needs for a "trip of a lifetime."

Salt to Summit

A Vagabond Journey from Death Valley to Mount Whitney

Author: Daniel Arnold

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 161902084X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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From the depths of Death Valley, Daniel Arnold set out to reach Mount Whitney in a way no road or trail could take him. Anything manmade or designed to make travel easy was out. With a backpack full of empty two-liter bottles, and the remotest corners of desert before him, he began his toughest test yet of physical and mental endurance. Badwater Basin sits 282 feet below sea level in Death Valley, the lowest and hottest place in the Western Hemisphere. Mount Whitney rises 14,505 feet above sea level, the highest point in the contiguous United States. Arnold spent seventeen days traveling a roundabout route from one to the other, traversing salt flats, scaling dunes, and sinking into slot canyons. Aside from bighorn sheep and a phantom mountain lion, his only companions were ghosts of the dreamers and misfits who first dared into this unknown territory. He walked in the footsteps of William Manly, who rescued the last of the forty-niners from the bottom of Death Valley; tracked John LeMoigne, a prospector who died in the sand with his burros; and relived the tales of Mary Austin, who learned the secret trails of the Shoshone Indians. This is their story too, as much as it is a history of salt and water and of the places they collide and disappear. Guiding the reader up treacherous climbs and through burning sands, Arnold captures the dramatic landscapes as only he can with photographs to bring it all to life. From the salt to the summit, this is an epic journey across America's most legendary desert.

Lovescapes, Mapping the Geography of Love

An Invitation to the Love-Centered Life

Author: Duncan S. Ferguson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1620321335

Category: Religion

Page: 308

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Lovescapes introduces the reader to the various meanings and manifestations of love and its many cognates such as compassion, caring, altruism, empathy, and forgiveness. It addresses how love and compassion have been understood in history and the religions of the world. It goes on to explore the ways that our environments and heredity influence our capacity to love and suggests ways to cultivate love and compassion in one's life. The book shows how the values of love and compassion are integral to finding humane solutions to the daunting problems we face as individuals, as a human family, and as an earth community--a world in crisis. Lovescapes has the following features: -Describing how love is the essence of the divine, and therefore the ground of reality -Understanding the meaning of love and its place in our lives -Learning how love and compassion have been understood across history, culture, and tradition -Gaining insight about how to increase our capacity to love and show compassion -Discerning how love and compassion can be applied in all aspects of our lives, in the regions where we live, and in our global setting.

Writing to Explore

Discovering Adventure in the Research Paper, 3-8

Author: David Somoza,Peter Lourie

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781571107879

Category: Education

Page: 182

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In Writing to Explore, David and Peter demonstrate how to teach adventure writing, which integrates nonfiction and fiction and motivates students to write with imagination, curiosity, and a hunger to learn everything about their topic. The book starts with a solid foundation in the basics of good writing: setting descriptions, writing atmosphere, and character development. The authors then explore the specific elements of adventure writing--from setting the stage to conducting research; from combining history and geography to effectively utilizing technology. The result is an adventure-based paper that is "rooted in real places, supported by facts, and developed with detailed description of images from real locations." Teachers will find handouts, sample activities, student writing examples, research sources, and tips to help them create a nonfiction writing program based around the adventure writing model. Research papers don't have to be boring to read or to write. This book will show you how to get vibrant papers from your students--papers that teach both reader and writer something new.

Zester Z. Zazzlezott

Miracle Worker or Murderer?

Author: Fred Witzgall

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449760732

Category: Fiction

Page: 392

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Frumpy, precocious Bailey Thomas is enthralled by a colorful, one-armed unicyclist. Inspired to write his story, her research uncovers perplexing questions. What is his connection to the Zazous, a youth movement in wartime France? How is he linked to a failed Nazi genetic experiment? Why is in involved in Basileia, an ancient, mysterious, spiritual sect? How true is his claim that he can reveal a glimpse of the Kingdom of Heaven? Is he a miracle worker or a homicidal maniac? Bailey isn’t the only person seeking answers. Cynical detective Mark Jaworski believes Zester murdered at least one woman. His partner, Sophia Castillo, prays he didn’t, while hanging on to a last shred of faith. Hard-bitten Unique Fawkes wonders how dangerous it is to love him. Erik Kretzler, plagued by inherited Nazi memories, is obsessed with finding him. Bailey must find her answers—and face the killer.