One River

Author: Wade Davis
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 0684834960
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The story of two generations of scientific explorers in South America—Richard Evans Schultes and his protégé Wade Davis—an epic tale of adventure and a compelling work of natural history.

In 1941, Professor Richard Evan Schultes took a leave from Harvard and disappeared into the Amazon, where he spent the next twelve years mapping uncharted rivers and living among dozens of Indian tribes. In the 1970s, he sent two prize students, Tim Plowman and Wade Davis, to follow in his footsteps and unveil the botanical secrets of coca, the notorious source of cocaine, a sacred plant known to the Inca as the Divine Leaf of Immortality.

A stunning account of adventure and discovery, betrayal and destruction, One River is a story of two generations of explorers drawn together by the transcendent knowledge of Indian peoples, the visionary realms of the shaman, and the extraordinary plants that sustain all life in a forest that once stood immense and inviolable.

One River Many Wells Wisdom Springing From Global Faiths

Author: Matthew Fox
Publisher: TarcherPerigee
ISBN: 1585423262
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Maverick theologian Matthew Fox brings readers into the common heart of the world's great religions, illuminating a "deep ecumenism" for seekers everywhere.

We get to the core of religion by going to the heart experience, Matthew Fox says, not by dwelling on doctrines that so easily divide even within religious traditions. In One River, Many Wells, Fox exhorts readers to embrace the common faith of deep ecumenism.

Fox masterfully distills the common principles of the world's religions, and shows exactly how the different fingers of world faiths connect to a single hand. Drawing on seminal quotes, lessons, and ideas from the great faiths, he demonstrates how each expresses a common goal and approach to life, and concludes the book with "18 New Myths and Visions" that will inspire readers to embrace deep ecumenism.

One River, Many Wells is an indispensable resource, envisioning a new and exciting way of faith that erases the lines of false distinction between religions and calls upon each of us to worship from our common heart.

Sabrina Ghosts Of River Oaks Book 1

Author: Sue Fineman
Publisher: Sue Fineman
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Three psychic sisters taken from their abusive mother as children reunite at their grandmother’s funeral. They inherit the family fortune, including the old mansion on the river in Florida. The estate called River Oaks is haunted by the ghosts of ancestors and family slaves.

Sabrina, an interior designer, grew up in San Francisco. She’s the wounded sister, the one Mama tried to drown in the river. Police officer Shane Kagan runs into Sabrina the day she arrives and falls hard for the pretty blonde, but he’s uncomfortable with her psychic abilities. Sabrina loves Shane, but her visions make her terrified of losing him. In one vision, Sabrina and Shane are sitting on the porch swing when they’re old and gray. In another vision, he’s lying in a coffin. Can she convince him to find another occupation, one that doesn’t have him strapping on a gun and putting his life at risk every day?

A River One Woman Deep Stories

Author: Linda Ty-Casper
Publisher: PALH
ISBN: 0971945853
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Award-winning Filipina writer, Linda Ty-Casper, who is noted for her historical fiction set in the Philippines, presents a new collection entitled, A River, One-Woman Deep: Stories. The book includes her novella of the same title and short stories.

Her novella is set during the tumultuous Estrada years from 1998 to 2001 when the Philippine president rose to power and was impeached after massive rallies. The main character is a Filipina-American who uncovers a family secret during her visit to Manila, a secret caused by another traumatic event in the Philippines -- World War II.

The other stories in her collection are about Filipino and Filipino-American women. These stories, as well as her earlier works, are about characters whose lives have been changed by historical events. So powerful were/are the author's character-driven stories, that her books Fortress in the Plaza and Wings of Stone were banned in the Philippines during the Marcos dictatorship. Readers International of London published both novellas.These two novellas continue to be read and studied by Filipinos who are dealing with the current Philippine drug war and extrajudicial killings.

Ty-Casper had graduated from her studies in Law from the University of the Philippines and Harvard when she came across erroneous and biased books at Widener Library. She abandoned Law and became an advocate, through faithfully researched historical fiction, of the Filipino's right to self-definition/determination.

She has authored 16 books and has received the SEA WRITE Award, UNESCO/P.E.N., Rockefeller (Bellagio), Radcliffe Fellowship, among others. Her stories have been published in Antioch Review, The Asia Magazine, Windsor Review, Hawaii Review, Triquarterly, and others.

A River, One-Woman Deep: Stories is published in the US by Philippine American Literary House (PALH); it is simultaneously published in the Philippines by the University of Santo Tomas Press.

The River Abyss A Collection Of Poetry Volume 1

Author: Aaron Kupperblatt
Size: 53.31 MB
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A short collection of poetry for any and all to enjoy. For those who would like a quick read and ideas to think on. Written without strict format or themes to allow an easy "pick up, put down" reading experience for anyone on the go, but also including the depth for those who want to sit on the words for a time and discover their own meaning.

The River Between Volume 1 The River Series

Author: Jacquelyn Cook
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Size: 58.26 MB
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The river brought a handsome stranger to her. Would the river also take him away? From her Alabama mansion on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, Lily watches the steamboats pass and dreams of falling in love with the perfect man, giving him her whole mind and spirit. But when the river gives her an irresistible steamboat captain, Lily is torn between him and her pledge to marry the wealthy man her parents have chosen for her. Torn by her love for the mysterious captain, she struggles with duty, honor and faith. Like the river's dangerous currents, her choice will change the course of her life forever. Jacquelyn Cook is the author of acclaimed historical novels and historical romances, with over 500,000 copies sold. Her classic, four-book River series authentically recreates the romance and drama of the Civil War era in historic Eufaula, Alabama. Formerly collected in a popular anthology titled Magnolias, the River series is now offered to readers in these updated editions.

Crimson River Civilands Volume 1

Author: N B Austin
Publisher: Moore Bell Productions
ISBN: 1946990019
Size: 44.41 MB
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A home that once stood tall is set ablaze. A new journey begins in the chaotic Murrieta Territory.

** 2016-2017 BooksGoSocial Daily Book of the Year Award Finalist **

Jeannie Morrell is on the run. Chasing behind her is the expanding Keagan gang that just burned her home to the ground. Before her--through the forest of the Riverlands--is the mysterious, native V'ahani clan and the grizzlies they control.

With her family now murdered only months after her thirteenth birthday, young Jeannie will be thrust into an adventure of survival. Somehow she will now have to build a life all her own, in this newborn territory torn apart by greed.

The first book of the Civilands series, Crimson River is an adventurous fantasy western that weaves its characters together in a tale of mystery, violence, romance, and adventure.

From the editor (Katrina Diaz, Lead Editor/Owner of Refine Editing):

"Crimson River is a powerful, sweeping fantasy western that centers on the questions of survival, trust, family, betrayal, and power in a wild, untamed land that one gang thinks is theirs for the taking. Little do they know that the very people they seek to destroy and conquer--in fact, the very land itself--intends to fight back. Both its heroes' journeys and its villains' quest for power will surprise readers in unexpected ways. Introducing a rich cast of characters and vivid new world, Crimson River is for any reader that wants to embark on a wilder, richer adventure."

The Porcelain Tower Of Nanjing The History And Legacy Of One Of China S Most Famous Buildings

Author: Charles River Editors
Publisher: Charles River Editors
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*Includes pictures
*Includes descriptions and accounts of the Porcelain Tower
*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading
*Includes a table of contents

“This porcelain tower is the best of all, displaying the talents and intelligence of Chinese craftsmen...and all of them...I will write a poem to record it, juxtaposing it with all the wonders of the world...and let it be known that I, as a Christian, could be inspired by a pagan temple in China.” - Dutch traveler, artist, and historian Johan Nieuhof

The tremendous temples, captivating churches, magnificent mosques, and palatial places of worship around the world come in all shapes and sizes, and pay tribute to an array of gods and deities, but they all share one thing in common. These glorious structures, the pride and joy of a religion, are sacred spaces for prayer, meditation, and the veneration of one's god or gods. As such, they are designed and adorned with the most divine and irreplaceable hallmarks to honor their holy fathers and mothers. While the world today is a far cry from perfect, laws, for the most part, protect these places from those who hold misguided beliefs or harbor misplaced resentment towards its communities.

The oppression of religious groups is a sin only few nations are not guilty of at some point in time. It is also an archaic mindset many would like to believe has been left in the past and has since evolved. While not yet nonexistent, they are arguably much more subtle in most developed countries today. But once upon a time – perhaps surprisingly to some, not too long ago – the harmonious coexistence of these religious buildings was a dream that seemed impossible to achieve due to the distortion of scriptures and canons. Worst of all, as evident in history, time and time again, many of those who held the most toxic of these convictions were those who held the highest authority.

The cold-blooded massacres of so-called heretics and infidels, the fatal stifling of rich religious cultures, and the heartless destruction of centuries-old prayer houses and the priceless artifacts within them are just some of the many consequences that resulted from the rampant abuse of power practiced by past (and some present) sovereigns and ecclesiastical authorities. Most are well aware of the atrocities caused by the Crusades, the Thirty Years' War, and other horrible wars and revolts inspired by spiritual clashes in the West.

The story of the Porcelain Tower of Nanjing includes all of these aspects, and then some. Its origins come from a cradle of creativity and enlightenment fostered by one fabled emperor from the Ming Dynasty bloodline; indeed, it was the pièce de résistance of his career. The Porcelain Tower’s history also bore witness to an epoch of turbulence in Eastern history, set in one of the oldest countries in existence – China. The inimitable pagoda towered proudly over the city for some 4 centuries, but it was precisely this perilous patch that would claim what was once considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

The Porcelain Tower of Nanjing: The History and Legacy of One of China’s Most Famous Buildings chronicles the remarkable story of the unique structure. Along with pictures depicting important people, places, and events, you will learn about the Porcelain Tower like never before.

Mail Order Bride A Bride For Carlton Sweet Clean Historical Western Mail Order Bride Mystery Romance Sun River Brides Volume 1

Author: Karla Gracey
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1533570620
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Come along for the ride to meet feisty Boston city girls who know what they want, and rugged Montana men who just need to be loved. It's 1900, and things are changing fast in sleepy Sun River. As the town begins to expand, its inhabitants are getting restless, looking for love and adventure. Why would an accomplished governess respond to an advertisement in the Matrimonial Times? Myra Gilbert had never considered such a thing, but something has awoken within her and she is determined to take her chance on love. Carlton Green claimed his lands, and now has the deeds in his grasp. But something is missing in his life. Will his quest to find love fill that hole, or is there something from his past that could change everything and leave him with nothing?

The Black River Chronicles Level One Black River Academy Volume 1

Author: David Tallerman
Publisher: Digital Fantasy Fiction, an imprint of Digital Fiction Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 1927598516
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"...superb pacing, competent writing, well-described action, fun situations, and appealing characters... Well-crafted fantasy fiction about a team of young trainees tackling dangerous missions." -- Kirkus Reviews (22 Nov 2016)

You know these characters: The ranger, the fighter, the wizard, the rogue. But haven't you ever wondered how they learned to be those things?

Three months into his studies at the Black River Academy of Swordcraft and Spellcraft, Durren Flintrand is shocked by the news that from now on he'll be assigned to a party, and that his only hope of progressing beyond the lowly rank of level one is to succeed with his new companions. However, Durren has a secret that may make that impossible, and his three partners have problems of their own. Wizard Areinelimus is terrified of her own magic. Rogue Tia has no patience at all with others. And warrior Hule is just an idiot. In fact, when a disembodied, floating eyeball is your most competent party member, you know you have serious problems.

To stand a chance of succeeding, they need to work together, and that means learning to tolerate each other, while surviving a world of angry rat people, murderous sorcerers and homicidal unicorns. But even if they can somehow find a way to get along, dark and ancient forces are stirring, ones no level one students should ever have to confront...

The Black River Chronicles is a new fantasy series from David Tallerman and Michael Wills. Set in an academy for young adventurers in training, the Black River Academy, our new dungeon crawlers set out to learn the ropes. Follow them in their adventures and misadventures and see if they save the day, or flunk out of school before earning their next level.

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One River

Author: Wade Davis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439126836
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The story of two generations of scientific explorers in South America—Richard Evans Schultes and his protégé Wade Davis—an epic tale of adventure and a compelling work of natural history.

One River

Author: Wade Davis
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0099592967
Size: 78.31 MB
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Thirty years later, his student Wade Davis landed in Bogota to follow in his mentorâe(tm)s footsteps âe" so creating an epic tale of undaunted adventure, a compelling work of natural history and a testament to the spirit of scientific ...

One River

Author: Wade Davis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439126836
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The story of two generations of scientific explorers in South America—Richard Evans Schultes and his protégé Wade Davis—an epic tale of adventure and a compelling work of natural history.

One River Many Wells

Author: Matthew Fox
Publisher: Tarcher
ISBN: 9781585423262
Size: 17.42 MB
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Inviting readers to embrace a common faith of deep ecumenism, a guide to the commonalities of the world's religions draws on seminal quotes, lessons, and ideas to demonstrate how each expresses a similar goal and approach to life.

One River

Author: Christina V. Pacosz
Publisher: Pudding House Publications
ISBN: 9781930755314
Size: 57.74 MB
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Two Sides Of One River

Author: António Medeiros
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 0857457241
Size: 47.15 MB
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Galicia, the region in the northwest corner of Spain contiguous with Portugal, is officially known as the Autonomous Community of Galicia.

Handbook Of Inquiry In The Arts Therapies

Author: Helen Payne
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781853021534
Size: 63.31 MB
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The first book to embrace all the arts therapies, this is a ground-breaking examination of the effects of arts therapies interventions in health, education, community and social services settings.

One River More

Author: W. D. Wetherell
Publisher: The Lyons Press
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The author describes his experiences during one typical year of fly fishing in Vermont and Montana