Description : Join the handcart pioneers in their epic journey to Zion. Beginning with the conversions and persecutions they experienced in Europe, this remarkable book shares the true story of the Martin and Willie handcart companies as you've never heard it before. Follow along through the miracles and heartbreaks with eye-witness accounts, first-hand documents, and personal testimonies. Thorough and well-researched, this is a must-read!
Description : Across the Plains is the novel that will definitely keep you involved with the journey of the emigrant, as presented by the author. The minute details of the contemporary American towns and country has the power to nostalgically amuse and hanker for more of it. The movement of the emigrant train, the plains of Nebraska, the deserts of Wyoming, etc present a picture that is very hard to erase from the memory, for the observation of the author is so versatile that even a layman can steal his share as a reader. Across the Plains is considered one of the all time best novels by the author.
Description : Across the High Plains is a new work of fiction that follows the exploits of Clancy Delaney. Born in Boston to immigrant parents and orphaned as a teenager, he is forced to grow into a man at an early age. He runs away from trouble, leaveing behind the girl he loves (Mary Anna Flann), and even falsifies his death in Missouri. He changes his name to Charlie Dodd to start a new life and starts roaming the west from one job to another, from town to town. Meanwhile, his old flame strives in her search for him. Can fate and the magnetic pull of love ever cause their paths to cross again? Read the book to find out
Description : Nick Mount is one of the world's leading glass artists. In his sixtieth year he was honoured with a major exhibition in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as well as the Object Living Treasure Award. This book, written in the style of an extraordinary yarn, is not so much about Nick Mount's achievements as a glass artist as it is about the elements that have shaped his career and continue to inform his work. His philosophy, work ethic and environment, peers and family have all been factors in his work and success. Together they form the fabric of his work. Nick Mount has received numerous awards, including the Bavarian State Prize in Germany, an Australia Council Fellowship, and the Arts SA Triennial Project Grant. He acknowledges the honour of being able to work with his hands, and has enormous gratitude for a lifetime of assistance from Dr and Mrs G.J. Mount, Pauline, Hugo, Peta and Pip. Nick Mount The Fabric of Work is richly illustrated with photographs of Nick's pieces, including many made recently. These vibrant works range from the extraordinary flamboyant scent bottles to more recent wood and glass fruit pieces that reflect a lush quietude.
Description : Curse of Atlantis: There are 5 books in the Atlantis series: Hidden Courage; Tomb of Atlantis; Curse of Atlantis; Tomb of Zeus and Weapons of Atlantis. Please see recommended order of reading below. Hidden Courage: is the back story of the main character in the Atlantis series (Interesting, but not essential) Tomb of Atlantis: is book 1 Curse of Atlantis: is book 2 Tomb of Zeus: is book 3 Weapons of Atlantis: is book 4 Curse of Atlantis: In Tomb of Atlantis, Jack Roberts, an adventurer, discovered an artifact that may have belonged to a pyramid contained within the lost city of Atlantis. In Curse of Atlantis, the search for the pyramids continues. Jack and his archaeologist friends, Serena and Javier Arista, plan to take the artifact to Greece in order to find its connection to the lost pyramids of Atlantis. However, prior to leaving on the trip, Serena and the artifact are taken hostage by unscrupulous thieves who only want the riches contained within the pyramids. For Jack and Javier, it is a race against time to discover where the pyramid is, that contains the key to the lost civilization in order to save Serena and the ancient secrets of Atlantis. 79,000 words
Description : Third in five-volume series recreates the military struggle for the American West in the words of the soldiers, noncombatants, and Native Americans.
Description : Describes & analyzes Armenia's, Azerbaijan's & Georgia's political, economic, social & national security systems & institutions & the interrelationships of those systems & the ways they are shaped by cultural factors. Also covers people's origins, dominant beliefs & values, their common interests & issues on which they are divided, the nature & extent of their involvement with national institutions & their attitudes toward each other & toward their social system & political order. 15 maps & photos.
Description : Contourites are sediments deposited or substantially reworked by bottom currents. The study of contourites is crucial for several fields of fundamental and applied research: paleoclimatology and paleo-oceanography, since these fairly continuous and relatively high-resolution sediments hold the key for priceless information on the variability in circulation patter, current velocity, oceanographic history and basin interconnectivity; hydrocarbon exploration, since accumulation of source rocks may be favored by weak bottom currents, whereas "clean" deep-sea sands may be formed by robust flows; and slope stability, since low-permeability fine-grained contourites facilitate the formation of overpressurized gliding planes when fresh contourites with a high pore-water content becomes rapidly loaded, or when their rigid biosiliceous microfabric collapses due to diagenetic conditions. Despite its significance, this group of sediments is poorly known by the majority of non-specialists. Notwithstanding the growing interest and the intensified research in contourites, a textbook that might also serve as a reference book on contourites was missing until now. This book addresses all aspects of the knowledge in the field of contourites and provides an authoritative and comprehensive coverage of the subject. It also can serve as a standard reference work for non-specialists, and in particular postgraduate students, university teachers and lecturers, researchers and professionals who are seeking an authoritative source of information about contourites. * reviews both theoretical topics and case histories * provides practical advice on multidisciplinary research techniques * provides also nonspecialist users with an intuitively-accessible, cross-referenced, and comprehensive coverage of the knowledge in the field. * provides a helpful tool for research in the preparation of classroom lectures