Sir Anthony Sherley and his Persian Adventure: Volume 16 by E. Denison Ross

By E. Denison Ross

in addition to together with Sherley's personal account of his trip into Persia in 1600, this worthwhile variation contains the most works facing Anthony Sherley and his lifestyles. unique inaccessible texts are reprinted in complete and the severe bibliographical advent presents very good tips for the knowledge of a number of the assets (and their benefits and limitations), and the context within which Sherley's personal account was once composed.
When first released in 1933, Sherley's narrative (1613) had by no means ahead of been reprinted.

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Sky Shamans of Mongolia: Meetings with Remarkable Healers by Kevin Turner

By Kevin Turner

half travelogue, half experiential religious memoir, Kevin Turner takes us to go to with actual shamans within the steppes and concrete facilities of modern day Mongolia. alongside the best way, the writer, a training shaman himself, tells of spontaneous clinical diagnoses, all-night shamanic ceremonies, and mind-blowing healings, all welling from a wealthy tradition during which divination, soul-retrieval, and spirit depossession are part of daily life.
 
Shamanism, defined within the Nineteen Fifties through Mircea Eliade as "archaic options of ecstasy," is alive and good in Mongolia as a way of gaining access to "nonordinary realities" and the spirit global. After centuries of suppression by way of Buddhist after which Communist political powers, it's exploding in attractiveness in Mongolia. Turner provides compelling bills of healings and rituals he witnesses between Darkhad, Buryat, and Khalkh shamans, and is going directly to supply us along with his insights right into a common shamanism, ideas that lie on the middle of shamanic traditions around the globe. This marvelous, inspiring e-book will entice shamans and shamanic therapists, scholars of Mongolian tradition and comparative faith, and fanatics of off-grid go back and forth memoirs.

From the exchange Paperback edition.

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Der Schweizversteher: Ein Engländer unter Eidgenossen by Diccon Bewes,Gerlinde Schermer-Rauwolf,Sonja Schuhmacher

By Diccon Bewes,Gerlinde Schermer-Rauwolf,Sonja Schuhmacher

Der Engländer Diccon Bewes hat die Schweiz zu seiner Wahlheimat gemacht. Aber wie heimisch werden unter Menschen, die nicht gern übers Wetter reden und beim Anstellen keine ordentliche Schlange bilden? Am besten mit einer Reise. Zu den Wahlen unter freiem Himmel in Appenzell, zum Heidihaus nach Maienfeld, an die Wiege des roten Taschenmessers in Schwyz und zu einer Wiese namens Rütli, Geburtsort der Schweiz. Bewes‘ Reisebericht ist eine hintergründige und humorvolle Liebeserklärung an die Eidgenossen.

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Traveling with Ghosts: A Memoir by Shannon Leone Fowler

By Shannon Leone Fowler

From grief to reckoning to mirrored image to solace, a marine biologist stocks the solo trip she took—through war-ravaged japanese Europe, Israel, and beyond—to locate peace after her fiancé suffered a deadly assault through a field jellyfish in Thailand.

In the summer time of 2002, Shannon Leone Fowler, a twenty-eight-year-old marine biologist, used to be backpacking together with her fiancé and love of her existence, Sean. Sean was once a tall, blue-eyed, warmhearted Australian, and he and Shannon deliberate to come back to Australia after their expedition to Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand. Their plans, even though, have been devastatingly derailed whilst a field jellyfish—the so much venomous animal within the world—wrapped round Sean’s leg, stinging and killing him in an issue of mins as Shannon helplessly watched. Rejecting the Thai gurus try to label Sean’s dying a “drunk drowning,” Shannon ferried his physique domestic to his shocked family—a relations to which she by surprise now not belonged.

Shattered and untethered, Shannon’s existence paused indefinitely in order that she may well shuttle worldwide to discover therapeutic. go back and forth had solid her courting with Sean, and she or he was hoping it could possibly additionally reduction in processing his loss of life. notwithstanding Sean wasn’t with Shannon, he used to be in every single place she went—among the areas she visited have been Oświęcim, Poland (the web site of Auschwitz); war-torn Israel; shelled-out Bosnia; poverty-stricken Romania; and eventually to Barcelona, the place she first met Sean years earlier than. eventually, Shannon needed to confront the sea after her life’s first nice love took her moment nice love away.

Cheryl Strayed’s Wild meets Helen Macdonald’s H Is for Hawk during this attractive, profoundly relocating memorial to these we now have misplaced on our trips and the unforeseen methods their presence echoes in all places—and voyages—big and small.

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Discovering the South: One Man's Travels through a Changing by Jennifer Ritterhouse

By Jennifer Ritterhouse

throughout the nice melancholy, the yank South used to be now not only "the nation's #1 financial problem," as President Franklin Roosevelt declared. It used to be additionally a battlefield on which forces for and opposed to social swap have been beginning to shape. For a white southern liberal like Jonathan Daniels, editor of the Raleigh information and Observer, it used to be a desirable second to discover. Attuned to tradition in addition to politics, Daniels knew the genuine South lay someplace among Erskine Caldwell's Tobacco Road and Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind. On may possibly five, 1937, he got down to locate it, using hundreds of thousands of miles in his trusty Plymouth and finally interviewing even Mitchell herself.

In Discovering the South historian Jennifer Ritterhouse items jointly Daniels's unpublished notes from his journey together with his released writings and a wealth of archival proof to place this one man's trip via a South in transition right into a higher context. Daniels's good selected itinerary introduced him nose to nose with the whole variety of political and cultural probabilities within the South of the Nineteen Thirties, from New Deal liberalism and social making plans within the Tennessee Valley Authority, to Communist agitation within the Scottsboro case, to planters' and industrialists' reactionary worldview and repressive violence. the result's a full of life narrative of black and white southerners scuffling with for and opposed to democratic social swap in the beginning of the nation's lengthy civil rights era.

For additional information in this e-book, see www.discoveringthesouth.org.

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Gebrauchsanweisung für Alaska (Gebrauchsanweisung Alaska 1) by Dirk Rohrbach

By Dirk Rohrbach

"The final Frontier" - den Beinamen trägt Alaska nicht umsonst: Hier, im am dünnsten besiedelten US-Bundesstaat, ist alles größer und weiter ist als im relaxation der Welt. Charakterisiert vom Mount McKinley, von Abertausenden von visible und vom Yukon River, der es durchzieht. Vor one hundred fifty Jahren von den Russen verhökert, wurde das Land als "Gefriertruhe" verlacht - noch ehe echtes Gold und lange bevor das Schwarze Gold entdeckt wurden. Der Autor erlebt den Alltag zwischen Anchorage und Fairbanks, zwischen der Kapitole Juneau und dem Künstlerstädtchen Homer. Er spürt der Faszination des Iditarod und dem kulturellen Erbe der Indianer und Eskimos nach. Erzählt, wie guy hier arbeitet und wohnt, was once außer Kaffee und Lachs auf dem Speiseplan steht.

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In the Land of the Blue Poppies: The Collected Plant-Hunting by Frank Kingdon Ward,Tom Christopher,Jamaica Kincaid

By Frank Kingdon Ward,Tom Christopher,Jamaica Kincaid

A smooth Library Paperback Original

During the 1st years of the 20th century, the British plant collector and explorer Frank Kingdon Ward went on twenty-four impossibly bold expeditions all through Tibet, China, and Southeast Asia, looking for infrequent and elusive species of vegetation. He was once liable for the invention of various forms formerly unknown in Europe and the US, together with the mythical Tibetan blue poppy, and the creation in their seeds into the world’s gardens. Kingdon Ward’s money owed trap all of the romance of his wildly adventurous expeditions, no matter if he was once swinging throughout a bottomless gorge on a cable of twisted bamboo strands or clambering throughout a rocky scree in worry of an drawing close avalanche. Drawn from writings out of print for nearly seventy-five years, this new assortment, edited and brought by way of specialist horticulturalist and House & Garden columnist Tom Christopher, returns Kingdon Ward to his deserved position within the literature of discovery and the literature of the garden.

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Una vuelta al tercer mundo: La ruta salvaje de la by Juan Pablo Meneses

By Juan Pablo Meneses

Una vuelta al tercer mundo es un deslumbrante, doloroso, profundo y divertido recorrido por ese lado salvaje que nunca vende l. a. gran industria del turismo.

¿Por qué hay países que nunca están incluidos en las vueltas al mundo?
¿Qué hay en las zonas más sombrías de los angeles aldea global?
¿Cómo es l. a. trastienda del consumo multinacional?

Juan Pablo Meneses, que antes atravesó América Latina buscando comprar un niño futbolista para vender a Europa, ahora arma una ruta alrededor del planeta con las sobras que va dejando el progreso primermundista.

En un apasionante viaje por esa grieta que divide al planeta, recorre los angeles ciudad de Dakar después de que le quitaron el rally; eat chatarra cibernética en Kuala Lumpur; sigue el rastro de un jerarca nazi prófugo en una zona perdida de Brasil; cuenta muertos en l. a. frontera entre Pakistán y los angeles India; acompaña en su luchaa las cholitas voladoras de Bolivia; come en los restaurantes más caros de Etiopía, y se embarca en un buque-escuela de l. a. armada de Ucrania que no tiene presupuesto para cruzar el temido cabo de Hornos.

En Ho Chi Minh urban dispara un fusil AK-47 en el campo de batalla de los angeles guerra de Vietnam; compra souvenirs del subcomandante Marcos en Chiapas; visita los angeles mina San José, en el desierto de Atacama, con uno de los treinta y tres mineros chilenos que quedaron atrapados bajo tierra, y está en el Vaticano cuando por primera vez un hombre del tercer mundo, el argentino Jorge Mario Bergoglio, se transforma en Papa.

Juan Pablo Meneses utiliza su reconocido talento de cronista para relatarnos su viaje own en busca de algo que no encuentra: el pensamiento international tercermundista.

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Field Guide to Lake Monsters, Sea Serpents, and Other by Loren Coleman

By Loren Coleman

From the serpentine "Champie" of Lake Champlain to the venerable "Nessie" of Loch Ness, extraordinary-and un-explained-creatures of the deep were suggested in sightings during the 20th century. Now, of the world's best cryptozoological investigators supply a globetrotting box advisor to while, the place, and what sort of mysterious aquatic beasts have gripped the public—and occasionally the scientific—imagination. full of finished drawings, classifications, and maps, their publication deals a useful and strange source for the intrepidly curious to enquire those sightings firsthand or to easily benefit from the interesting bills that others have given.

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