Last Places

A Journey in the North
Author: Lawrence Millman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618082483
Category: Travel
Page: 242
View: 8594
The author of Our Like Will Not Be There Again and Northern Latitudes recounts his experiences traveling from Norway to Newfoundland via the Faeroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, and Labrador. Reprint.

Papua New Guinea's Last Place

Experiences of Constraint in a Postcolonial Prison
Author: Adam Reed
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781571816948
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
View: 4050
What kind of experience is incarceration? How should one define its constraints? The author, who conducted extensive fieldwork in a maximum-security jail in Papua New Guinea, seeks to address these questions through a vivid and sympathetic account of inmates' lives. Prison Studies is a growing field of interest for social scientists. As one of the first ethnographic studies of a prison outside western societies and Japan, this book contributes to a reinterpretation of the field's scope and assumptions. It challenges notions of what is punitive about imprisonment by exploring the creative as well as negative outcomes of detention, separation and loss. Instead of just coping, the prisoners in Papua New Guinea's Last Place find themselves drawing fresh critiques and new approaches to contemporary living.

The Last Place You'd Look

True Stories of Missing Persons and the People Who Search for Them
Author: Carole Moore
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442203706
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
View: 1130
Every day people go missing. Some run away, some are kidnapped, some are the victims of foul play. This book examines true stories of missing persons and their families alongside the various resources available to them.

Last places on earth

Author: Eric Meola
Publisher: Graphis Press
Category: Art
Page: 224
View: 735
Photographer Eric Meola blends portraits and landscapes in an exploration of the vanishing beauty of various cultures, customs, and wildlife in remote areas of the world. Last Places on Earth is Meola's abstract, personal account of the endurance of unique physical and spiritual beauty. Featured geographic areas include Burma, New Guinea, Africa, India, China, Antarctica and Nepal, among others.

Going Places

A Reader's Guide to Travel Narratives
Author: Robert Burgin
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598849727
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 572
View: 3796
Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

Ganita-Yukti-Bhasa (Rationales Mathematical Astronomy) of Jyesthadeva

Vol. 1 - Mathematics
Author: K. Ramasubramanian,M. S. Sriram,M. D. Srinivas
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9386279363
Category: Mathematics
Page: 1128
View: 8157

The Last Places on Earth

Journeys in Our Disappearing World
Author: Gary Mancuso
Publisher: Great Lands Publishing Company Llc
ISBN: 9780991227105
Category: Travel
Page: 452
View: 9905
Gary Mancuso has seen how fast the world's biological and cultural diversity is being obliterated by rapid globalization. In 2005, He saw the earth reaching a major turning point, when the last remnants of primal humanity and nature would soon be gone. So, in a life-changing gamble, he set off on a six-year journey to see the earth's remaining wildernesses. This intensely personal account of Gary's journey includes feasting with New Guinea's former cannibals, hunting with Pygmies in the Congo Basin, and attending a Madagascan highland death ritual with an exhumed corpse as the guest of honor. The Last Places on Earth: Journeys in Our Disappearing World is a timely and powerful reminder that the wonderment and mystery that we humans naively assumed would always be there is dying fast.

Sacred Places Europe

108 Destinations
Author: Brad Olsen
Publisher: CCC Publishing
ISBN: 9781888729122
Category: Religion
Page: 320
View: 1127
Combining current trends, academic theories, and historical insights, this travel guide brings both lesser-known and famous European spiritual locales into perspective by explaining the significance of each sacred site. The cultural relevance, history, and spirituality of each site—including Stonehenge, the Acropolis, Mont Saint Michel, Pompeii, and Saint Peter’s Basilica—are explained, creating a moving and artistic travel experience. Each destination—with selections spanning more than 15 countries throughout Europe—is accompanied by easy-to-follow maps and directions.

IDBI Executive Recruitment Exam 2020 | 15 Mock Test

Author: Rohit Manglik
Publisher: EduGorilla
Page: N.A
View: 2408

Kentucky's Last Great Places

Author: Thomas G. Barnes
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813129228
Category: Nature
Page: N.A
View: 6324

Places of Last Resort

The Expansion of the Farm Frontier Into the Boreal Forest in Canada, C. 1910-1940
Author: J. David Wood
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773560106
Page: 263
View: 8998
Northerly locations were occupied in desperation after more accessible land further south had been colonized. Grappling with demanding conditions, the northern settlers were encouraged by politicians, bureaucrats, and religious leaders, who often had less

The Last Segregated Hour

The Memphis Kneel-Ins and the Campaign for Southern Church Desegregation
Author: Stephen R. Haynes
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199911010
Category: History
Page: 336
View: 492
On Palm Sunday 1964, at the Second Presbyterian Church in Memphis, a group of black and white students began a "kneel-in" to protest the church's policy of segregation, a protest that would continue in one form or another for more than a year and eventually force the church to open its doors to black worshippers. In The Last Segregated Hour, Stephen Haynes tells the story of this dramatic yet little studied tactic which was the strategy of choice for bringing attention to segregationist policies in Southern churches. "Kneel-ins" involved surprise visits to targeted churches, usually during Easter season, and often resulted in physical standoffs with resistant church people. The spectacle of kneeling worshippers barred from entering churches made for a powerful image that invited both local and national media attention. The Memphis kneel-ins of 1964-65 were unique in that the protesters included white students from the local Presbyterian college (Southwestern, now Rhodes). And because the protesting students presented themselves in groups that were "mixed" by race and gender, white church members saw the visitations as a hostile provocation and responded with unprecedented efforts to end them. But when Church officials pressured Southwestern president Peyton Rhodes to "call off" his students or risk financial reprisals, he responded that "Southwestern is not for sale." Drawing on a wide range of sources, including extensive interviews with the students who led the kneel-ins, Haynes tells an inspiring story that will appeal not only to scholars of religion and history, but also to pastors and church people concerned about fostering racially diverse congregations.

Last Water on the Devil's Highway

A Cultural and Natural History of Tinajas Altas
Author: Bill Broyles,Gayle Harrison Hartmann,Thomas E. Sheridan,Gary Paul Nabhan,Mary Charlotte Thurtle
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816598878
Category: Nature
Page: 240
View: 5782
The Devil’s Highway—El Camino del Diablo—crosses hundreds of miles and thousands of years of Arizona and Southwest history. This heritage trail follows a torturous route along the U.S. Mexico border through a lonely landscape of cactus, desert flats, drifting sand dunes, ancient lava flows, and searing summer heat. The most famous waterhole along the way is Tinajas Altas, or High Tanks, a series of natural rock basins that are among the few reliable sources of water in this notoriously parched region. Now an expert cast of authors describes, narrates, and explains the human and natural history of this special place in a thorough and readable account. Addressing the latest archaeological and historical findings, they reveal why Tinajas Altas was so important and how it related to other waterholes in the arid borderlands. Readers can feel like pioneers, following in the footsteps of early Native Americans, Spanish priests and soldiers, gold seekers and borderland explorers, tourists, and scholars. Combining authoritative writing with a rich array of more than 180 illustrations and maps as well as detailed appendixes providing up-to-date information on the wildlife and plants that live in the area, Last Water on the Devil’s Highway allows readers to uncover the secrets of this fascinating place, revealing why it still attracts intrepid tourists and campers today.

The Last Civilized Place

Sijilmasa and Its Saharan Destiny
Author: Ronald A. Messier,James A. Miller
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292766653
Category: Social Science
Page: 296
View: 4226
Set along the Sahara's edge, Sijilmasa was an African El Dorado, a legendary city of gold. But unlike El Dorado, Sijilmasa was a real city, the pivot in the gold trade between ancient Ghana and the Mediterranean world. Following its emergence as an independent city-state controlling a monopoly on gold during its first 250 years, Sijilmasa was incorporated into empire—Almoravid, Almohad, and onward—leading to the "last civilized place" becoming the cradle of today's Moroccan dynasty, the Alaouites. Sijilmasa's millennium of greatness ebbed with periods of war, renewal, and abandonment. Today, its ruins lie adjacent to and under the modern town of Rissani, bypassed by time. The Moroccan-American Project at Sijilmasa draws on archaeology, historical texts, field reconnaissance, oral tradition, and legend to weave the story of how this fabled city mastered its fate. The authors' deep local knowledge and interpretation of the written and ecological record allow them to describe how people and place molded four distinct periods in the city's history. Messier and Miller compare models of Islamic cities to what they found on the ground to understand how Sijilmasa functioned as a city. Continuities and discontinuities between Sijilmasa and the contemporary landscape sharpen questions regarding the nature of human life on the rim of the desert. What, they ask, allows places like Sijilmasa to rise to greatness? What causes them to fall away and disappear into the desert sands?

The Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature

Author: Abraham Rees
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 5939

All the Bright Places

Author: Jennifer Niven
Publisher: Ember
ISBN: 0385755902
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 416
View: 4468
SOON TO BE A NETFILX FILM, STARRING ELLE FANNING AND JUSTICE SMITH! The New York Times bestselling love story about two teens who find each other while standing on the edge. Theodore Finch is fascinated by death. Every day he thinks of ways he might kill himself, but every day he also searches for—and manages to find—something to keep him here, and alive, and awake. Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her small Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death. When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school—six stories above the ground— it’s unclear who saves whom. Soon it’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink. . . . “A do-not-miss for fans of Eleanor & Park and The Fault in Our Stars, and basically anyone who can breathe.” —Justine Magazine “At the heart—a big one—of All the Bright Places lies a charming love story about this unlikely and endearing pair of broken teenagers.” —The New York Times Book Review “A heart-rending, stylish love story.” —The Wall Street Journal “A complex love story that will bring all the feels.” —Seventeen Magazine “Impressively layered, lived-in, and real.” —


Author: N.A
Publisher: Sarup & Sons
Page: N.A
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The Last Wild Wolves

Ghosts of the Rain Forest
Author: Ian McAllister
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520254732
Category: Nature
Page: 191
View: 3348
Through text and photographs describes the lives of wolf packs living on the coast of British Columbia.

The Last Slave Market

Dr John Kirk and the Struggle to End the East African Slave Trade
Author: Alastair Hazell
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1849018146
Category: History
Page: 160
View: 4097
John Kirk was the only companion of explorer David Livingstone to emerge untainted from the disastrous, tragic expedition up the Zambezi river between 1859 and 1863. Three years later, Kirk returned to Africa, to the notorious island of Zanzibar, ancient post of the slave trade between Africa and the Middle East. Half a century after the abolition of slavery in Britain, slave traffi cking persisted on Africa's east coast, apparently tolerated and even connived with by parts of the British Empire in the Indian Ocean. Kirk, appointed as medical officer to the British Consulate in Zanzibar, could do nothing. This extraordinary and controversial book brings Kirk's years in Zanzibar to life. The horrors of the overland passage from the interior, and the Zanzibar slave market itself, are vividly described, together with Kirk's final, bitter conflict with Livingstone, who blamed Kirk for his own failings. But it was Kirk's success in closing down the slave trade on the island which made him famous across the world. Using private diaries and papers, a long forgotten Victorian hero and an extraordinary chapter in British history are revived in detail.

Last Child in the Woods

Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
Author: Richard Louv
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848877498
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 300
View: 8185
This huge international bestseller, fully revised for non-American readers, is now in ebook. Last Child in the Woods shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distant from nature, why this matters, and what we can do to make a difference. It is unsentimental, rigorous and utterly original. 'A cri de coeur for our children' Guardian Camping in the garden, riding bikes through the woods, climbing trees, collecting bugs, picking wildflowers, running through piles of autumn leaves... These are the things childhood memories are made of. But for a whole generation of today's children the pleasures of a free-range childhood are missing, and their indoor habits contribute to epidemic obesity, attention-deficit disorder, isolation and childhood depression. This timely book shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distanced from nature, why this matters and how we can make a difference. Last Child in the Woods is a clarion call, brilliantly written, compelling and irresistibly persuasive - a book that will change minds and lives.