A book of timeless importance about the American West by a National Book Award– and Pulitzer Prize–winning author. The essays collected in this volume encompass memoir, nature conservation, history, geography, and literature. Delving into the post-World War II boom that brought the Rocky Mountain West—from Montana and Idaho to Utah and Nevada—into the modern age, Stegner's essays explore the essence of the American soul. Writtten over a period of thirty-five years by a writer and thinker who will always hold a unique position in modern American letters, The Sound of Mountain Water is a modern American classic.
anywhere, on sandbars furred with tamarisk and willow, under cliffs that whispered with the sound of flowing water. ... thrust its knife-blade cliff above the north rim to face the dome of Navajo Mountain, more than ten thousand feet ...
Author: Wallace Stegner
Theodore Levin takes readers on a journey through the rich sonic world of inner Asia, where the elemental energies of wind, water, and echo; the ubiquitous presence of birds and animals; and the legendary feats of heroes have inspired a remarkable art and technology of sound-making among nomadic pastoralists. As performers from Tuva and other parts of inner Asia have responded to the growing worldwide popularity of their music, Levin follows them to the West, detailing their efforts to nourish global connections while preserving the power and poignancy of their music traditions.
Sound, Music, and Nomadism in Tuva and Beyond Theodore Levin. Stefan, Valentina, and I were all interested in how Aldyn-ool distinguished steppe kargyraa from mountain kargyraa—a theme that Valentina had discussed with Aldyn-ool several ...
Author: Theodore Levin
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Focuses on the anxieties, desires, and emotions of a sensitive old Japanese man
Author: Yasunari Kawabata
This friendly book is filled with clawhammer banjo instruction, tablature, lyrics, tune histories, chords, playing tips, vintage photos, and more. Includes such classid oldtime tunes as, Soldier's Joy; Cluck Old Hen; Arkansas Traveler; Leather Britches; Mississippi Sawyer; Chicken Reel; Shady Grove; Red Rocking Chair; John Henry; Uncle Joe; Little Rosewood Casket; the State of Arkansas; Hogeye; the Old Spinning Wheel; and When You and I Were Young Maggie. A companion recording, Southern Mountain Classics, is available on CD.
... to play and could stand alone, or be used to accompany a fiddle, a banjo or the singing of an old ballad. With its rapid acceptance by mountain musicians, the guitar made an enormous impact on changing the sound of mountain music.
Author: WAYNE ERBSEN
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
Rain in the Mountains brings together some of Ruskin Bond’s most beautiful works from his years spent in the foothills of the Himalayas in the town of Mussoorie. Through vivid images and lucid writing, Bond evokes the everyday sights and sounds, and captures the essence of mountain life. The musings on his natural habitat, in both prose and poetry, offer a view of that simple and affable world. Some of his writings featured in the book are ‘Once Upon a Mountain Time’, ‘Sounds I Like to Hear’, ‘How Far Is the River’ and ‘After the Monsoon’. Rain in the Mountains will transport the reader into the quiet world of the mountains, lit with an eternal charm.
And then, we were walking—at first above the little Sarayu river, then climbing higher along the rough mule track, always within sound of the water, which we glimpsed now and then, swift, green and bubbling.
Author: Ruskin Bond
Publisher: Penguin UK
He heard the sound of the coming storm before it arrived , aye , heard it long before , in the silence that followed the death of the prophets . And , lo ! what a sight appeared from Mount Carmel ! Dark and angry clouds began to roll up ...
Author: Joel Tyler Headley
The sound of rushing water amongst the rocks, below beautiful mountains, is my favourite sound of the trek – I have always managed to 'lose myself' in the sound of rushing water.' “A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan ...
Author: Jeff Hutchens
as the shadows were beginning to leave the top of the opposite mountain , a hollow sound come murmuring across the valley before us . It was scarcely audible ; it was a low muttering , as though it proceeded from out of the mountain ...
Author: Charles Boner
The story of ‘The Mountains Within’ is prototypical of the people who grew into first-ever consciousness of their own identities from the obscurity of innumerable socio-cultural microcosms that had existed at the subterranean level for centuries and millennia over the length and breadth of India before the Independence. The story moves from present to past to future with the main protagonist’s grand-daughter setting out to reconstruct the life story of her grand-father she admires. The story is contemporary and relevant to a whole lot of Indians who finished their journeys of existence at the beginning of the new millennium. As they sit back, vacuous and dazed after the ‘retirement’, they cannot help ruminating over the past vis-à-vis their own lives. No matter how objective their self-appraisal, they cannot escape being dubbed a generation of ineffectual crusaders who fell from grace by succumbing to hypocrisies both personal and collective. They cannot exonerate themselves from the stigma of making a mess of a newly liberated country through moral turpitude and lack of individual will. They cannot face up to the younger generation of today and convince them they had no role to play in the fabrication of myths such ‘Mera Bharat Mahaan’. There are no Nuremberg Trials for the crimes we commit within our minds and souls. However, if history is continuity between the past and the present, then ‘The Mountains Within’ does leave some doors open for Nuremberg Trials of the mind and the souls for these Indians.
Intermittent flashes of lightening turned the patch a little brighter off and on, but the sound of rain continued unchanged – a sighing sound like wind in the pine trees. The alarm clock on the table opposite the bed with its luminous ...
Author: Ram Thakur
Publisher: BFC Publications
Ready to move to the Mac? This incomparable guide helps you make a smooth transition. New York Times columnist and Missing Manuals creator David Pogue gets you past three challenges: transferring your stuff, assembling Mac programs so you can do what you did with Windows, and learning your way around OS X. Learning to use a Mac is not a piece of cake, but once you do, the rewards are oh-so-much better. You won't find questionable firewalls or inefficient permissions. Just a beautiful machine with a thoroughly reliable system. Whether you’re using Windows XP or Windows 7, we’ve got you covered. Transfer your stuff. Moving files from a PC to a Mac is the easy part. This guide gets you through the tricky things: extracting your email, address book, calendar, Web bookmarks, buddy list, desktop pictures, and MP3 files. Re-create your software suite. Big-name programs from Microsoft, Adobe, and others are available in both Mac and Windows versions, but hundreds of other programs are Windows-only. Learn the Macintosh equivalents and how to move data to them. Learn OS X Mountain Lion. Once you’ve moved into the Macintosh mansion, it’s time to learn your way around. You’re in good hands with the author of Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, the #1 bestselling guide to OS X.
“Sound effects” means error beeps—the sound you hear when the Mac wants your attention, or when you click someplace you shouldn't. Just click the sound of your choice to make it your default system beep. Most of the canned choices here ...
Author: David Pogue
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."