Across the Continent

But in pursuing his expansionist agenda, Jefferson joined the lengthy procession of Euro-American leaders and explorers attempting to control the American continents. And like his predecessors, Jefferson faced the dilemma of what to do ...

Author: Douglas Seefeldt

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813925959

Category: History

Page: 222

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Arriving as the country commemorates the expedition's bicentennial, Across the Continent is an examination of the explorers' world and the complicated ways in which it relates to our own. The essays collected here look at the global geopolitics that provided the context for the expedition. Finally, the discussion considers the various legacies of the expedition, in particular its impact on Native Americans, and the current struggle over who will control the narrative of the expansion of the American Empire. --from publisher description.
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First Across the Continent

The non - existence , however , of any such practical passage being at length determined , the practicability of a passage through the continents of Asia and America becomes an object of consideration .

Author: Barry M. Gough

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806130024

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

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Chronicles the perils and triumphs of the intrepid Scotsman who explored Canada's northwestern wilderness
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Strategic Cultures in Europe

This book offers a comparative analysis of the security and defence policies of all 27 EU member states and Turkey, drawing on the concept of ‘strategic culture’, in order to examine the chances and obstacles for closer security and ...

Author: Heiko Biehl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783658011680

Category: Social Science

Page: 401

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European countries work together in crisis management, conflict prevention and many other aspects of security and defence policy. Closer cooperation in this policy arena seems to be the only viable way forward to address contemporary security challenges. Yet, despite the repeated interaction, fundamental assumptions about security and defence remain remarkably distinct across European nations. This book offers a comparative analysis of the security and defence policies of all 27 EU member states and Turkey, drawing on the concept of ‘strategic culture’, in order to examine the chances and obstacles for closer security and defence cooperation across the continent. Along the lines of a consistent analytical framework, international experts provide case studies of the current security and defence policies in Europe as well as their historical and cultural roots. ​
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African Textiles

This is an authoritative survey of textile arts--unique and collectible rugs, tapestries, garments, and more--from all parts of Africa.

Author: John Gillow

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015080896239

Category: Art

Page: 240

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This is an authoritative survey of textile arts--unique and collectible rugs, tapestries, garments, and more--from all parts of Africa. Five sections detail the textile history and traditions of west, north, east, central, and southern Africa, examining materials, dyes, decorations, patterns, and techniques.
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Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway

Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read.

Author: Effie Price Gladding

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4057664596017

Category: Travel

Page: 2957

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"Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway" by Effie Price Gladding. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
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Across a Continent

Author: Canadian Northern Railway Company

Publisher: London : Waterlow

ISBN: UIUC:30112112384901

Category: Canada

Page: 127

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An Affair with Africa

Readers -- from armchair travelers fascinated by stories of Africa to scientists familiar with the Kistners's work but unaware of the lengths to which they went to gather their data -- will find An Affair with Africa a rare treasure.

Author: Alzada Carlisle Kistner

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1597268321

Category: Nature

Page: 262

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In June 1960, a young faculty wife named Alzada Kistner and her husband David, a promising entomologist, left their 18-month old daughter in the care of relatives and began what was to be a four month scientific expedition in the Belgian Congo. Three weeks after their arrival, the country was gripped by a violent revolution trapping the Kistners in its midst. Despite having to find their way out of numerous life-threatening situations, the Kistners were not to be dissuaded. An emergency airlift by the United States Air Force brought them to safety in Kenya where they continued their field work.Thus began three decades of adventures in science. In An Affair with Africa, Alzada Kistner describes her family's African experience -- the five expeditions they took beginning with the trip to the Belgian Congo in 1960 and ending in 1972-73 with a nine-month excursion across southern Africa. From hunching over columns of ants for hours on end while seven months pregnant to eating dinner next to Idi Amin, Kistner provides a lively and humor-filled account of the human side of scientific discovery. Her wonderfully detailed stories clearly show why, despite hardship and danger -- and contrary to all of society's expectations -- she could not forsake accompanying her husband on his expeditions, and, to this day, continues to find the world "endlessly beckoning, a lively bubbling cauldron of questions and intrigue."In the spirit of Beryl Markham's West with the Night and Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa, An Affair with Africa shares with readers the thoughts and experiences of a remarkable woman, one whose unquenchable thirst for adventure led her into a series of almost unimaginable situations. Readers -- from armchair travelers fascinated by stories of Africa to scientists familiar with the Kistners's work but unaware of the lengths to which they went to gather their data -- will find An Affair with Africa a rare treasure.
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A Tramp Across the Continent

Lummis' foot journey from Ohio to Los Angeles. Very descriptive of the Southwest.

Author: Charles Fletcher Lummis

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3291721

Category: Overland journeys to the Pacific

Page: 270

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Lummis' foot journey from Ohio to Los Angeles. Very descriptive of the Southwest.
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Trains Across the Continent

This volume is a must for those wishing to broaden or hone their knowledge of the birth and evolution of the railroad industry in North America." —Rail News Updated maps, new appendices, a greatly expanded bibliography, detailed ...

Author: Rudolph L. Daniels

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253214114

Category: Transportation

Page: 257

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Trains Across the Continent North American Railroad History Second Edition Rudolph Daniels A wonderfully readable, illustrated guide to the history of railroads in America. "Trains Across the Continent is everything you need to know about railroad history—both educational and enjoyable reading." —Dean Bruce, President, Railroad Education Training Association "Trains Across the Continent should be in every public school library in the country. Quickly and concisely Dr. Daniels leads you through the maze of building, merging, and a myriad of other details necessary to understand modern railroading. Steam, diesel, passenger, and freight are all carefully explained on a national scale rather than railroad specific, making this book even more of a useful tool for the student." —Donald D. Snoddy, Historian, Union Pacific Railroad "Trains Across the Continent" is a truly comprehensive account of how railroads helped shape, and are continuing to shape, the history of North America." —Jonathan B. Hanna, Historian, Canadian Pacific Railway "Nothing but positive comments about it from faculty and students alike.... The industry bible in this area." —Phillip B. Cypret, Sacramento City College "Professor Daniels displays both passion and scholarship in this nicely arranged buffet of subjects both large and minute, important and interesting, serious and fun, to present a delicious overview of railroad history." —James D. Porterfield, author of Dining by Rail "Daniels manages to make brief mention of all major points of North American railroad history... from the workings of a steam locomotive to the dawn of the railroad mega-merger, nearly every conceivable aspect of railroading receives attention.... This volume is a must for those wishing to broaden or hone their knowledge of the birth and evolution of the railroad industry in North America." —Rail News Updated maps, new appendices, a greatly expanded bibliography, detailed discussions of the recent attempted mergers of the CN and BNSF, of the diesel locomotive, and of railroad electrification further round out the usefulness of Trains Across the Continent as the complete and concise introduction to North American railroads. Rudolph Daniels is Chair of the Behavioral Sciences Department at Western Iowa Tech Community College, where he teaches history and Railroad Operations Technology.
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First Across the Continent the Story of the Exploring Expedition of Lewis and Clark in 1804 1806

Few people have conducted overland expeditions as noteworthy or impressive as that of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.

Author: Noah Brooks

Publisher:

ISBN: 184902295X

Category: History

Page: 256

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Few people have conducted overland expeditions as noteworthy or impressive as that of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson in 1803, Lewis and Clark led the first Americans across the North American continent from Illinois to the Pacific Ocean. First Across the Continent tells that story in full, in all of its engrossing detail.
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Fly Africa

Aviation can provide a lifeline to revitalize national economies throughout Africa and contribute to development. This book--a must-read for anyone who believes in Africa--shows how it's possible.

Author: Eric Kacou

Publisher:

ISBN: 1619618060

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

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Africa is brimming with potential and enthusiasm. With foresight and commitment from industry leaders and support from governments, aviation could become one of the continent's great strengths. Yet today, Africa's aviation industry lags behind much of the world, the disparity visible in its run-down airports and its airlines. But this discrepancy is not inevitable.. In Fly Africa, Hassan El-Houry, a pioneer in the African aviation industry, and Eric Kacou, an African strategist and investor, explain how the continent reached its current state, examining the huge disparities between Africa's handful of hubs and its many underserved cities and countries. Then they map a route to transforming the continent's aviation, highlighting its existing champions and illustrating the effects aviation can have on other sectors. Aviation can provide a lifeline to revitalize national economies throughout Africa and contribute to development. This book--a must-read for anyone who believes in Africa--shows how it's possible.
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Canoeing a Continent

Accounts of Crossing North America by Water Ralph Hunter Brine, Canada's Forgotten Highway. ... An account of a one-season, 7,000-mile cross-continent trip in 1973 by Verlen Kruger, the king of long-distance paddlers, and Clint Waddel.

Author: Max Finkelstein

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781770707047

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

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A highly personal account of the travels of Max Finkelstein as he retraces, some two hundred years later, the route of Alexander Mackenzie, the first European to cross North America (1793). Mackenzie’s water trail is now commemorated as the Alexander Mackenzie Voyageur Route. More than just a travelogue of a canoe trip across Canada, this is an account that crosses more than two centuries. It is an exploration into the heart and mind of Alexander Mackenzie, the explorer, and Max Finkelstein, the "Voyageur-in-Training." Using Mackenzie’s journals and his own journal writings, the author creates a view of the land from two vantage points. The author retraced the route of Alexander Mackenzie across North America from Ottawa through to Cumberland House, Saskatchewan, and paddled the Blackwater, Fraser and Peace Rivers, completing the trip in 1999. This route is the most significant water trail in North America, and perhaps the world. "A ’must-read’ for everyone who loves wild places and the magic of canoes." - Cliff Jacobson, Outdoor Writer & Consultant "Past and present collide in this journey of discovery across the map of Canada. Max craves the extremes. He relishes in coping with what nature throws at him, punishing himself to find his physical limits and experiencing firsthand the inherent dangers in such a voyage. With Alexander Mackenzie as his guide and inspiration, Max finds the strength to carry on against all odds to forge poignant historical and personal links in this incredible cross-Canada paddling odyssey." - Becky Mason, Artist and Paddler, Chelsea, Quebec
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French America

Although considerable scholarly attention has been paid to some of the largest of the francophone groups - particularly those in Quebec and Louisiana - this collection represents an impressive attempt to include many of the other centers of ...

Author: Dean R. Louder

Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press

ISBN: 0807116696

Category: Social Science

Page: 371

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Although considerable scholarly attention has been paid to some of the largest of the francophone groups - particularly those in Quebec and Louisiana - this collection represents an impressive attempt to include many of the other centers of French language and culture in a single coherent historical and geographical perspective. The essays also consider the variety and similarities at these centers as minority islands within an aggressive and alien anglophonic sea. The volume's contributors offer a sophisticated analysis of the many aspects of the New World French experience, which began in the early seventeenth century and extends to the present day. Most of them address the history of a population, its interaction with the surrounding anglophone culture, and the measure and pattern of assimilation to it.
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Across a Continent in a Man of War

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: E. E. Highams

Publisher:

ISBN: 1332412785

Category: History

Page: 328

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Excerpt from Across a Continent in a Man-of-War: Being the Log of Commission of Pelorus, 1906-1909; With a Full Account of Her Cruise of Miles Up the Amazon About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Rambles Overland

Author: Almon Gunnison

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015074355192

Category: West (U.S.)

Page: 245

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