The Street Beneath My Feet

The Street Beneath My Feet
Author: Charlotte Guillain
Publsiher: Words & Pictures
Total Pages: 20
Release: 2017-03-23
Genre: Earth (Planet)
ISBN: 1784937312

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Picked by the Guardian as one of '15 Modern Classics' books This double-sided foldout book takes you on a fascinating journey deep underground. One side of the foldout shows the ground beneath the city, whilst the reverse side shows the ground beneath the countryside. The underground scenes include tunnels and pipes, creatures' burrows, layers of rock and the planet's molten core, and run seamlessly into the next. Mixing urban and rural settings, covering subjects such as geology, archaeology and natural history, The Street Beneath My Feetoffers children the opportunity to explore their world through a detailed learning experience. This expansive concertina book opens out to an impressive 2.5 metres long, perfect for spreading out on the floor to pore over for hours.

The Ground Beneath Her Feet

The Ground Beneath Her Feet
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 594
Release: 2011-11-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780307367792

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"The first great rock ’n’ roll novel in the English language." --The Times On Valentine’s Day, 1989, Vina Apsara, a famous and much-loved singer, disappears in a devastating earthquake. Her lover, the singer Ormus Cama, cannot accept that he has lost her, and so begins his eternal quest to find her and bring her back. His journey takes him across the globe and through cities pulsating with the power of rock ’n’ roll, to Bombay, London and New York. But around the star-crossed lover and his quest, the uncertain world itself is beginning to tremble and break. Cracks and tears are appearing in the very fabric of reality, and exposing the abyss beyond. And Ormus has to confront just how far he is willing to go for love. In this epic romance that stretches across whole lives, and even beyond death, Salman Rushdie's most accessible novel is also a vivid account of the intimate, flawed encounter between East and West, a remaking of the myth of Orpheus, and an exploration of the extremities of comedy, culture and desire. The Ground Beneath Her Feet is a gripping story that encapsulates the history, dreams and passions of the last half century as no other novel has done.

The World Beneath Their Feet

The World Beneath Their Feet
Author: Scott Ellsworth
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 405
Release: 2020-02-18
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 9780316434874

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Winner of the 2020 National Outdoor Book Award for Best History/Biography A saga of survival, technological innovation, and breathtaking human physical achievement -- all set against the backdrop of a world headed toward war -- that became one of the most compelling international dramas of the 20th century. As tension steadily rose between European powers in the 1930s, a different kind of battle was already raging across the Himalayas. Teams of mountaineers from Great Britain, Nazi Germany, and the United States were all competing to be the first to climb the world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest and K2. Unlike climbers today, they had few photographs or maps, no properly working oxygen systems, and they wore leather boots and cotton parkas. Amazingly, and against all odds, they soon went farther and higher than anyone could have imagined. And as they did, their story caught the world's attention. The climbers were mobbed at train stations, and were featured in movies and plays. James Hilton created the mythical land of Shangri-La in Lost Horizon, while an English eccentric named Maurice Wilson set out for Tibet in order to climb Mount Everest alone. And in the darkened corridors of the Third Reich, officials soon discovered the propaganda value of planting a Nazi flag on top of the world's highest mountains Set in London, New York, Germany, and in India, China, and Tibet, The World Beneath Their Feet is a story not only of climbing and mountain climbers, but also of passion and ambition, courage and folly, tradition and innovation, tragedy and triumph. Scott Ellsworth tells a rollicking, real-life adventure story that moves seamlessly from the streets of Manhattan to the footlights of the West End, deadly avalanches on Nanga Parbat, rioting in the Kashmir, and the wild mountain dreams of a New Zealand beekeeper named Edmund Hillary and a young Sherpa runaway called Tenzing Norgay. Climbing the Himalayas was the Greatest Generation's moonshot-one that was clouded by the onset of war and then, incredibly, fully accomplished. A gritty, fascinating history that promises to enrapture fans of Hampton Sides, Erik Larson, Jon Krakauer, and Laura Hillenbrand, The World Beneath Their Feet brings this forgotten story back to life.

Blood Beneath My Feet

Blood Beneath My Feet
Author: Joseph Scott Morgan
Publsiher: Feral House
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2012-07-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781936239344

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Have you ever been locked in a cooler with piles of decomposing humans for so long that you had to shave all the hair off your body in order to get rid of the smell? Joseph Scott Morgan did. Have you ever lit a Marlboro from the ignited gas of a bloated dead man's belly? Joseph Scott Morgan has. Have you ever wept over a dead dog while not giving a shit about the dead owner laying next him? Morgan did. Were you named after a murder victim? Joseph Scott Morgan was. This isn't Hollywood fantasy—it's the true story of a boy born into the deprivations of a white trash trailer park who as an adult gets further involved in the desperate backdoor sagas of the "new South." No hot blondes here, just maggots, grief, and the truth about forensics and death investigation. Joseph Scott Morgan became a death investigator with the Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office in suburban New Orleans in 1987, the youngest medicolegal death investigator in the country. During the day, Morgan worked in the morgue, and at night investigated for the coroner. In 1992 Morgan became senior investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office in Atlanta. Morgan is now a college professor at North Georgia College and State University, where he teaches a death investigation course based on the national standards which he helped develop. He and his family reside in the Blue Ridge Mountains of north Georgia.

The Water Beneath Your Feet

The Water Beneath Your Feet
Author: Ellen Lawrence
Publsiher: Drip, Drip, Drop: Earth's Wate
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2020
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 1642807729

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On a rainy day, water soaks into the soil. It splashes onto sidewalks and trickles down tiny cracks in the concrete. Where does it go? Deep beneath our feet! We can't see Earth's groundwater, but just like the water on the surface, it's trickling, rushing and moving from one place to another. It's also used as a source of precious fresh water. Readers will learn all about groundwater, including: How does water get into the ground? How does underground water end up in rivers, lakes, and oceans? How do people build wells to access groundwater? And how does groundwater bubble up to the surface to create an oasis in a hot, dry desert? Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of an early elementary audience, this colorful, fact-filled volume gives readers a chance not only to learn, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. With its stunning photographs and surprising, high-interest facts, this book makes learning about water an engaging experience.

Return to Green Valley

Return to Green Valley
Author: Norma Keeler
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2007-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780595432851

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Norman Keeler is a young man exiled from his home by the necessities of World War 1. He then is unjustly accused of a heinous crime, shot by the police, jailed, then finally exonerated he flees, assumes an alias, and lives in the United States as a cowboy. He marries and adopts a son. He is betrayed by his wife and left with the boy to raise. He wanders throughout the depression years and takes another woman, though he cannot marry her. They have a child, a daughter, and move into a cabin on the Fraser River north of Prince George, B.C. They live by hunting, foraging, growing a garden, and what little money he can earn working odd jobs down the valley or prospecting for gold in the river. Their daughter tells the rest of the story of hardship, danger and survival as another child is born to them, a son. They are so far from roads and transportation that they must carry their supplies on their backs or on dogsleds. They fight the intense cold, deep snow, flooding rivers and wild animals as long as his strength lasts.

Tuning In

Tuning In
Author: Ronald D. Gordon, PhD
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2018-02-27
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9781532041204

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Last night I finished reading all the rest of this lovely book. After each short chapter, rich with wisdom and love, I just kept being moved by Ron Gordons life path as poet, philosopher, educator, and person-centered practitioner. May this book soon be in many peoples hands and homes and in classrooms and therapists offices. Had Carl Rogers known Ron, I imagine he would rest well, knowing what Ron has done with his work and beyond (Gay Swenson Barfield, PhD). Gay Swenson Barfield, along with Dr. Carl Rogers, was founding codirector of the Carl Rogers Institute for Peace at the Center for Studies of the Person, La Jolla, California. She is currently in private practice as a licensed marriage and family yherapist. This book is absolutely great! Im thoroughly enjoying and benefiting from this brilliant book in countless ways. Bravo! This book will deepen and enrich your life (Noelie Rodriguez, PhD). Noelie Rodriguez is coauthor of Systematic Self-Observation (SAGE Publications) and is a professor of sociology at the HCC campus of the University of Hawaii.

River of Redemption

River of Redemption
Author: Krista Schlyer
Publsiher: Texas A&M University Press
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2018-11-26
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781623496920

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Incorporating seven years of photography and research, Krista Schlyer portrays life along the Anacostia River, a Washington, DC, waterway rich in history and biodiversity that has nonetheless lingered for years in obscurity and neglect in our nation’s capital. River of Redemption offers an experience of the river that reveals its eons of natural history, centuries of destruction, and decades of restoration efforts. The story of the Anacostia echoes the story of rivers across America. Inspired by Aldo Leopold’s classic book, A Sand County Almanac, Krista Schlyer evokes a consciousness of time and place, taking readers through the seasons in the watershed as well as through the river’s complex history and ecology. As with rivers nationwide, the ways we’ve changed the Anacostia affect the people and wildlife that inhabit its shores, from the headwaters in Maryland, past its confluence with the Potomac River, and ultimately to the Chesapeake Bay. Centuries of abuse at the hands of people who have altered the landscape and mistreated the waterway have transformed it into a polluted, toxic soup unfit for swimming or fishing. The forgotten river is both a reminder of the worst humanity can do to the natural landscape and a wellspring of memory that offers a roadmap back to health and well-being for watershed residents, human and non-human alike. Blending stunning photography with informative and poignant text, River of Redemption offers the opportunity to reinvent our role in urban ecology and to redeem our relationship with this national river and watersheds nationwide.