Into a Desert Place

A 3000 Mile Walk Around the Coast of Baja California
Author: Graham Mackintosh
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393312898
Category: Travel
Page: 312
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The author recounts his experiences walking around the Baja California coast, describes the region's desert wildlife, and shares his impressions of the people and landscapes

Baja Legends

The Historic Characters, Events, and Locations That Put Baja California on the Map
Author: Greg Niemann
Publisher: Sunbelt Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 9780932653475
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 260
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The author of Baja Fever shares his extensive knowledge of the peninsula, its colorful past and booming present, in this fascinating reference book. History, lore, and amazing stories make it a "must-have" for Bajaphiles as well as armchair travelers.

The Immeasurable World

Journeys in Desert Places
Author: William Atkins
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 0385539894
Category: Travel
Page: 368
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In the classic literary tradition of Bruce Chatwin and Geoff Dyer, a rich and exquisitely written account of travels in eight deserts on five continents that evokes the timeless allure of these remote and forbidding places. One-third of the earth's surface is classified as desert. Restless, unhappy in love, and intrigued by the Desert Fathers who forged Christian monasticism in the Egyptian desert, William Atkins decided to travel in eight of the world's driest, hottest places: the Empty Quarter of Oman, the Gobi Desert and Taklamakan deserts of northwest China, the Great Victoria Desert of Australia, the man-made desert of the Aral Sea in Kazkahstan, the Black Rock and Sonoran Deserts of the American Southwest, and Egypt's Eastern Desert. Each of his travel narratives effortlessly weaves aspects of natural history, historical background, and present-day reportage into a compelling tapestry that reveals the human appeal of these often inhuman landscapes.

Coming into the Country


Author: John McPhee
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9780374706074
Category: Travel
Page: 438
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Coming into the Country is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans. It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal, respectively, with a total wilderness, with urban Alaska, and with life in the remoteness of the bush. Readers of McPhee's earlier books will not be unprepared for his surprising shifts of scene and ordering of events, brilliantly combined into an organic whole. In the course of this volume we are made acquainted with the lore and techniques of placer mining, the habits and legends of the barren-ground grizzly, the outlook of a young Athapaskan chief, and tales of the fortitude of settlers—ordinary people compelled by extraordinary dreams. Coming into the Country unites a vast region of America with one of America's notable literary craftsmen, singularly qualified to do justice to the scale and grandeur of the design.

The Englishman's Greek Concordance of the New Testament; being an attempt at a verbal connexion between the Greek and the English texts, etc. [By George V. Wigram, assisted by William Burgh.] L.P.


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Skeletons on the Zahara

A True Story of Survival
Author: Dean King
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780759509696
Category: History
Page: 368
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A masterpiece of historical adventure, Skeletons on the Zahara chronicles the true story of twelve American sailors who were shipwrecked off the coast of Africa in 1815, captured by desert nomads, sold into slavery, and subjected to a hellish two-month journey through the perilous heart of the Sahara. The western Sahara is a baking hot and desolate place, home only to nomads and their camels, and to locusts, snails and thorny scrub--and its barren and ever-changing coastline has baffled sailors for centuries. In August 1815, the US brig Commerce was dashed against Cape Bojador and lost, although through bravery and quick thinking the ship's captain, James Riley, managed to lead all of his crew to safety. What followed was an extraordinary and desperate battle for survival in the face of human hostility, starvation, dehydration, death and despair. Captured, robbed and enslaved, the sailors were dragged and driven through the desert by their new owners, who neither spoke their language nor cared for their plight. Reduced to drinking urine, flayed by the sun, crippled by walking miles across burning stones and sand and losing over half of their body weights, the sailors struggled to hold onto both their humanity and their sanity. To reach safety, they would have to overcome not only the desert but also the greed and anger of those who would keep them in captivity. From the cold waters of the Atlantic to the searing Saharan sands, from the heart of the desert to the heart of man, Skeletons on the Zahara is a spectacular odyssey through the extremes and a gripping account of courage, brotherhood, and survival.

King of the Moon

A Novel of Baja California
Author: Gene Kira
Publisher: Apples & Oranges Incorporated
ISBN: 9780929637037
Category: Fiction
Page: 342
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Desert Places

A Novel of Terror
Author: Blake Crouch
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9780312286446
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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Greetings. There is a body buried on your property, covered in your blood. The unfortunate young lady's name is Rita Jones. In her jeans pocket you'll find a slip of paper with a phone number on it. Call that number. If I have not heard from you by 8:00 P.M., the police will receive an anonymous call. I'll tell them where Rita Jones is buried on your property, how you killed her, and where the murder weapon can be found in your house. (I do believe a paring knife is missing from your kitchen.) I strongly advise against going to the police, as I am always watching you. Dear Reader: Please keep the light on tonight. What happens next will scare you. Guaranteed. In one of the most chilling debuts of the year, Blake Crouch tells a tale that shatters the boundaries of fear. Caution: You've Been Warned--Read at Your Own Risk! Andrew Z. Thomas is a successful writer of suspense thrillers, living the dream at his lake house in the piedmont of North Carolina. One afternoon in late spring, he receives a bizarre letter that eventually threatens his career, his sanity, and the lives of everyone he loves. A murderer is designing his future, and for the life of him, Andrew can't get away. An edge-of-your-seat thriller, Desert Places introduces the American public to a new suspense writer who will be scaring us all for years to come.

Twilight in the Desert

The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy
Author: Matthew R. Simmons
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118040522
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 448
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Twilight in the Desert reveals a Saudi oil and production industry that could soon approach a serious, irreversible decline. In this exhaustively researched book, veteran oil industry analyst Matthew Simmons draws on his three-plus decades of insider experience and more than 200 independently produced reports about Saudi petroleum resources and production operations. He uncovers a story about Saudi Arabia’s troubled oil industry, not to mention its political and societal instability, which differs sharply from the globally accepted Saudi version. It’s a story that is provocative and disturbing, based on undeniable facts, but until now never told in its entirety. Twilight in the Desert answers all readers’ questions about Saudi oil and production industries with keen examination instead of unsubstantiated posturing, and takes its place as one of the most important books of this still-young century.

Desert Living

Contemplative Living as the Context for Contemplative Praying
Author: Fr Steven Scherrer Th D.,Steven Scherrer
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440176558
Category: Religion
Page: 160
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Desert Living Fr. Steven Scherrer, Th D Many seek a life of deeper contemplation and union with God, but few see the connection between this desire and the need to live apart from the world. There is an essential connection between contemplative living and contemplative praying. Contemplative living consists of being apart from the world. One must have a heart that is reserved for the Lord alone and remain separate from the delights, sights, and sounds of society. By doing this, one can seek God with an undivided heart.Fr. Steven Scherrer, a Roman Catholic priest, lives as though he's still in the deserts where he once conducted missionary work. Without a telephone, television, radio, or newspapers, he reflects on his life while praying and fasting. Along with his personal insights and experiences, discover:Whether religious life in the United States is dying The history of asceticism and the monastic life How to commune with God in a desert place The importance of fasting And much more! Journey with a Roman Catholic priest through decades of desert living and discover how to seek God in a desert place.

The Four Gospels, as Interpreted by the Early Church

A Commentary on the Authorized English Version of the Gospel According to St Matthew, St Mark, St Luke and St John, Compared with the Sinaitic, the Vatican, and Alexandrine Mss., and Also with the Vulgate
Author: Francis Henry Dunwell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bible
Page: 926
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Exposition of the Old and New Testament


Author: Matthew Henry,J.B Williams
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bible
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A Harmony of the Four Gospels in English

According to the Common Version
Author: Edward Robinson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bible
Page: 216
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The parallel Gospels, collated by E. Salmon


Author: Edward Salmon (barrister)
Publisher: N.A
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Shifting Sands

A Guidebook for Crossing the Deserts of Change: Easyread Large Edition
Author: Steve Donahue
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 144296698X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 200
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Unlike the familiar mountain-climbing metaphor, which focuses more narrowly on goal setting and achievement, the desert as a metaphorical place of change does not have final summit or endpoint. Shifting Sands exposes the mountain-climbing myth and its goal-setting metaphor as ineffective, and suggests that the desert is the perfect metaphor to describe the journey of life, especially in times of transition. Deserts require us to pay attention to the journey rather than the destination. Strategic planning and maps don't work in a desert. Instead, travelers must follow their internal compass. Steve Donahue presents the ""Six Rules of Desert Travel"" to aid all those facing change, whether starting a new career, coping with illness or a midlife crisis, getting married or divorced, or having the kids move out of the house. He helps life travelers face their fears and overcome other obstacles (being too busy, feeling overwhelmed) so they can commit to the journey in front of them.

Harmony of the Gospels


Author: G. T. Elihai
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 159781637X
Category: Religion
Page: 548
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A harmony of the four gospels in English, according to the common version

newly arranged, with explanatory notes
Author: Edward Robinson,Matthew Brown Riddle
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Page: 205
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The Guide to Nature


Author: Edward Fuller Bigelow
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Natural history
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A Harmony of the Four Gospels: in which the Natural Order of Each is Preserved


Author: James Macknight
Publisher: N.A
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Into the Desert

Reflections for Lent
Author: George Lacey
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809142835
Category: Religion
Page: 92
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Lent is a time when Christians go into the desert with Jesus. As a place, the desert is silent and empty--and strangely appealing. But it is also arid, with little to offer in the way of nourishment. To survive there spiritually we must know who we are and come to rely on our foundational relationship with God. We must trust that God will sustain us. According to George Lacey, the desert is a place where we can get some things (such as temptations) out of the way, and deepen our prayer, so that we will better be able to follow the path out of the desert to the place where it takes us. This book is a series of reflections the days of lent, based on the daily scripture readings. Homilists may find it useful. Ordinary Christians will certainly welcome it as a way to go into the desert of lent deliberately and be strengthened by the experience. These quiet meditations lead us step-by-step through the days and weeks, the desiccated landscape of lent, to a place of water and light. Along with prayer, it is nourishment enough.