"This book embodies one person's life of creativity and the pursuit of a vision -- in this case an architectural vision. Years of teaching have allowed the author to observe that we all have the power to be creative. He lays out the experiential process of being creative, from early influences, through the evolutionary development of ideas and forms, and, finally, to the reality of multiple expressions."--Provided by publisher.
In Between Earth and Sky, a rich tapestry of personal stories, information, and illustrations, world-renowned canopy biologist Nalini M. Nadkarni becomes our captivating guide to the leafy wilderness above our heads. Through her luminous narrative, we embark on a multifaceted exploration of trees that reveals the profound connections we have with them, the dazzling array of things they can provide us, and the powerful lessons they teach us.
Noch nie im Leben durfte die zehnjährige Lilly ihre Kammer auf Blackwood Manor verlassen. Die Menschen würden bei ihrem Anblick zu Tode erschrecken, so ihre Mutter. Umso erstaunter ist das Mädchen, als sie eines Tages mit in den Zirkus darf. Doch statt eine Vorstellung zu bestaunen, wird Lilly an die Freakshow verkauft und fortan als »Eisprinzessin« ausgestellt. Ihr Schicksal bessert sich erst, als sie entdeckt, wie gut sie mit den Elefanten umgehen kann. Aber erst zwanzig Jahre später wird ihr hartes Los gesühnt ...
Through the guidance of his uncle and the retelling of various Native American legends, a young boy learns that everything living and inanimate has its place, and should be considered sacred and given respect.
In Amanda Skenandore’s provocative and profoundly moving debut, set in the tragic intersection between white and Native American culture, a young girl learns about friendship, betrayal, and the sacrifices made in the name of belonging. On a quiet Philadelphia morning in 1906, a newspaper headline catapults Alma Mitchell back to her past. A federal agent is dead, and the murder suspect is Alma’s childhood friend, Harry Muskrat. Harry—or Asku, as Alma knew him—was the most promising student at the “savage-taming” boarding school run by her father, where Alma was the only white pupil. Created in the wake of the Indian Wars, the Stover School was intended to assimilate the children of neighboring reservations. Instead, it robbed them of everything they’d known—language, customs, even their names—and left a heartbreaking legacy in its wake. The bright, courageous boy Alma knew could never have murdered anyone. But she barely recognizes the man Asku has become, cold and embittered at being an outcast in the white world and a ghost in his own. Her lawyer husband, Stewart, reluctantly agrees to help defend Asku for Alma’s sake. To do so, Alma must revisit the painful secrets she has kept hidden from everyone—especially Stewart. Told in compelling narratives that alternate between Alma’s childhood and her present life, Between Earth and Sky is a haunting and complex story of love and loss, as a quest for justice becomes a journey toward understanding and, ultimately, atonement.
In the forest, the earth and sky do not meet; the notion of 'horizon' doesn't exist. Forests have been cleared to open new horizons but this has often been responsible for the destruction of the living world within. Between the Earth and the Sky brings together forest writings that cover history, anthropology, wildlife, ecological and environmental studies, literature and travel, throwing light on different aspects of the forest. While Jim Corbett sees the forest as a hunter and Prakash Moorthy weaves a tale about poaching in Kerala, Visvajit Pandya writes about the Ongees of Little Andaman. Guru Nanak celebrates the seasons in his Bara Maha and Sri Aurobindo celebrates the forest as the 'Infinite Mother' in Savitri, while Verrier Elwin and Ruskin Bond celebrate the intimacy man shares with nature. The Yaksha Prashna from the Mahabharata and Ramchandra Gandhi's Sita's Kitchen explore the forest as a space for discourse even as Gilgamesh, one of the earliest conquerors of the forest, stands in sharp contrast with its caretakers like Kotgudin and Billy Biswas.
Years ago, Abby Reynolds was given the letters written by her great-great-grandmother who traveled from Virginia to New Mexico in a covered wagon just after the Civil War. Now, at a crossroads in her life, Abby reads Abigail's letters and follows her ancestor's trail westward where she seeks to understand the other woman's life in a land that was so foreign to her family, they all but forgot her. Between Earth and Sky records two journeys—Abby's search of New Mexico where she meets an old Hispanic woman whom she shares a strange kinship with, and Abigail's travels through Indian territory into a life filled with danger, forbidden love, children she could not have imagined, and always the wide arc of the sky and the strange but magical earth that lies beneath it. Part epistolary, part narrative, Between Earth and Sky forms a love letter to the land itself and to those who chose to people it.
With Crazy Horse on the warpath, can Hunter and Reena survive his thirst for revenge?While living among the Blackfoot Indians as a missionary, Reena O'Donnell receives a telegram from her uncle Faron, requesting that she come to help him. She is shocked to hear he has been severely wounded while working as a scout for General George Armstrong Custer in the Dakota Territory. Hunter Stone and Del Dekko provide Reena an escort, along with missionary Jack Sheffield, who insists on accompanying them. As Reena nurses her uncle back to health, Custer's expedition with the Seventh Cavalry deep into Indian territory leads to renewed hostilities among the Sioux and Cheyenne. As the People gather for the battle sure to come, Jack Sheffield, determined to follow God's leading, strikes out on his own to try to talk with Crazy Horse and restrain the fury of the great chief. With imminent danger threatening them, Hunter grows concerned for the safety of Reena and her wounded uncle. Should they remain in the safety of Custer's army, or return home on their own through dangerous country?Will a mission of mercy lead them all to an early grave? Or can Hunter find a way out?
Collection of multicultural and multilingual proverbs, beliefs, remedies, recipes and folktales.
A look at the damaging effects of chlorofluorocarbons on the atmosphere discusses the history of CFCs in industry, the discovery of the hole in the ozone layer in 1974, and the battle to restrict CFCs. 20,000 first printing.
Poetry. "With a surrealist's touch, Sandy McIntosh wickedly maps out the psyche's contradictions and movingly explores family pain and grief. His clean, swift poems strike the reader's eye as well as heart as they rangle from hope to nightmare, from loss to social comedy"--Michael Heller.
Aerial photography is prohibited in India. It can only be done with permission from various government agencies. It is for this reason that there are hardly any substantial books on India from the air. For the first time, Nicolas Chorier achieves this fe
Explores the history, religion, culture, and lifestyles of the isolated Himalayan region--once an independent kingdom but now part of India--whose deep ties to the past have kept it immune from the problems and influences of the contemporary world
A collection of poetry, profiles, and photographs celebrates the lives and work of twelve cowboy poets of the West
Die erste vollständige deutsche Übersetzung des 1672 lateinisch erschienenen Werkes Otto von Guerickes ist nun als korrigiertes Faksimile aus der großen Ausgabe von 1968 wieder verfügbar. Fritz Krafft, seit dreißig Jahren als Guericke-Forscher anerkannt, hat dazu eine ausführliche illustrierte Einleitung verfaßt. Darin wird für den technik-, kultur- und wissenschaftsgeschichtlich Interessierten das Schaffen des großen Ingenieurs und Naturwissenschaftlers im Kontext der Zeitgeschichte geschildert und seine Bedeutung für das Entstehen der modernen Naturwissenschaft dargestellt.