Becoming Odyssa 10th Anniversary Edition

Becoming Odyssa  10th Anniversary Edition
Author: Jennifer Pharr Davis
Publsiher: Beaufort Books
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2020-03-16
ISBN: 0825308208
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming Odyssa 10th Anniversary Edition Book Excerpt:

After graduating from college, Jennifer isn't sure what she wants to do with her life. Through inexperienced and unprepared, she feels drawn to the Appalachian Trail and sets out along on the long-distance footpath that stretches 2, 175 miles from Georgia to Maine. The next five months are the most physically and emotionally challenging of her life—coping with blisters and aching shoulders, hiking through endless torrents of rain and a blizzard, facing unwanted company and encountering tragedy. The trail becomes a modern day Odyssey that tests Jennifer's faith in God, humanity and herself. But even at her lowest points, it provides enduring friendships, unexpected laughter, and the gift of self-discovery. With every step she takes, Jennifer transitions from an over-confident college graduate to a student of the trail. As she travels along the ridges of the ancient mountain chain, she realizes that she isn't walking through nature—she realizes she is part of nature. And she learns that the Appalachian Trails is more than a 2,175 mile hike: it is a journey that will change a person forever.

Becoming Odyssa

Becoming Odyssa
Author: Jennifer Pharr Davis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-07-01
ISBN: 9780825305689
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming Odyssa Book Excerpt:

Originally published in 2010 with the subtitle Epic adventures on the Appalachian Trail.

The American Adrenaline Narrative

The American Adrenaline Narrative
Author: Kristin J. Jacobson
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2020-06-01
ISBN: 0820356980
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Adrenaline Narrative Book Excerpt:

The American Adrenaline Narrative considers the nature of perilous outdoor adventure tales, their gendered biases, and how they simultaneously promote and hinder ecological sustainability. To explore these themes, Kristin J. Jacobson defines and compares adrenaline narratives by a range of American authors published after the first Earth Day in 1970, a time frame selected as a watershed moment for the contemporary American environmental movement. The forty-plus years since that day also mark the rise in the popularity and marketing of many things as “extreme,” including sports, jobs, travel, beverages, gum, makeovers, laundry detergent, and even the environmental movement itself. Jacobson maps the American eco-imagination via adrenaline narratives, grounding them in the traditional literary practice of close reading analysis and in ecofeminism. She surveys a range of popular and lesser-known primary texts by American authors, including best-selling books, such as Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air and Aron Ralston’s Between a Rock and a Hard Place, and lesser-known texts, such as Patricia C. McCairen’s Canyon Solitude, Eddy L. Harris’s Mississippi Solo, and Stacy Allison’s Beyond the Limits. She also discusses such narratives as they appear in print and online articles and magazines, feature-length and short films, television shows, amateur videos, social networking site posts, fiction, advertising, and blogs. Jacobson contends that these stories constitute a distinctive genre because—unlike traditional nature, travel, and sports writing— adrenaline narratives sustain heightened risk or the element of the “extreme” within a natural setting. Additionally, these narratives provide important insight into the American environmental imagination’s connection to masculinity and adventure—knowledge that helps us grasp the current climate crisis and how narrative understanding provides a needed intervention.

Going Places

Going Places
Author: Robert Burgin
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 572
Release: 2013-01
ISBN: 1598849727
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Going Places Book Excerpt:

Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

On Robyn Davidson

On Robyn Davidson
Author: Richard Cooke
Publsiher: Black Inc.
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2020-04-28
ISBN: 1743821328
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Robyn Davidson Book Excerpt:

Robyn Davidson, author of the classic memoir Tracks, has led a remarkable life of writing and nomadic travel. In this crisp, erudite essay, acclaimed critic and journalist Richard Cooke explores Davidson’s relationship with place and freedom, and her singular presence in Australian letters. In the Writers on Writers series, leading authors reflect on an Australian writer who has inspired and fascinated them. Provocative and well-written, these books start a fresh conversation between past and present, shed new light on the craft of writing, and introduce some intriguing and talented authors and their work. The Writers on Writers series is published by Black Inc. in association with the University of Melbourne and State Library Victoria.

Families on Foot

Families on Foot
Author: Jennifer Pharr Davis,Brew Davis
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-03-01
ISBN: 1493026720
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Families on Foot Book Excerpt:

Families on Foot is an interactive guide for families to help motivate children to enjoy hiking and walking in nature. The progressive book would outline basic steps to help families with kids grow from beginner to intermediate hikers and to cultivate a love and enthusiasm for the outdoors. (Going beyond this to “advanced hiker” is beyond the scope of this book and the need for families.) Elements include a basic checklist of gear and safety needs, simple exercises for the whole family to prep for getting out on the trail, real life stories (perhaps crowdsourced from the AHS community), and ideas and activities for making the experience fun for kids of all ages. Chock full of aspirational color photography featuring diverse people and kids, the book is also practical in nature, offering information on gear checklists and how to use GPS, read a map, and predict weather before going out on the trail. It would feature experiences in everything from neighborhood parks to secluded trails. Additionally, the book reflects the hallmarks of the American Hiking Society, with whom we would work to make this book a success.

Five Star Trails Asheville

Five Star Trails  Asheville
Author: Jennifer Pharr Davis
Publsiher: Menasha Ridge Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN: 163404097X
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Five Star Trails Asheville Book Excerpt:

Explore the Best Trails of Asheville, North Carolina Peaceful waterfalls, dramatic mountain vistas, bountiful nature preserves, and, of course, the Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains National Park—there’s no better place to hit the trails than the Asheville area. With the expert guidance of accomplished hiker and local author Jennifer Pharr Davis, you’ll find plenty of popular routes and hidden hiking treasures. These 35 five-star hiking trails are for all levels and interests, and they range widely in elevation, distance, and difficulty. Davis details everything from easy strolls in the deep woods to thrilling treks atop mountains. GPS-based trail maps, elevation profiles, and detailed directions to trailheads help you get to where you’re going. Trail descriptions and expert insights into the history, flora, and fauna of the routes enhance your enjoyment along the way. Ratings for scenery, difficulty, trail condition, solitude, and accessibility for children help to ensure that you quickly find the perfect trip. Save time and make the most of your hiking adventures. Experience the best of Asheville’s breathtaking scenery, varied terrain, and amazing wildlife. Lace up, grab your pack, and hit the trail!

46 Days

46 Days
Author: Jennifer Pharr Davis,Brew Davis
Publsiher: Beaufort Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-12-19
ISBN: 0825306167
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

46 Days Book Excerpt:

46 Days chronicles the trials, successes, joys, and frustrations of Jennifer Pharr Davis's record-winning Appalachian Trail thru-hike through the eyes of her husband, Brew Davis. Brew lead her pit crew, the group of generous, loving hikers who supported Jen along the way, providing company along the epic trail and as much food as Jen could stomach. Experience the trek with Jen and Brew as they battle shin splints and a stomach scare that threatens to end the attempt early, encounter wildlife at every turn, and meet the colorful cast of characters that help Jen complete her journey. 46 Days also includes an introduction and afterword by Jennifer with first-hand reflections on her life-changing voyage.

Discovering the Appalachian Trail

Discovering the Appalachian Trail
Author: Joshua Niven,Amber Adams Niven
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2022-06-01
ISBN: 1493060716
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discovering the Appalachian Trail Book Excerpt:

From beginners to thru-hikers, Discovering the Appalachian Trail has something for anyone that wants a connection with the nation’s longest marked footpath at approximately 2,181 miles. Starting at Springer Mountain in Georgia and finishing far to the north in Maine’s Mount Katahdin, the A.T. crosses 14 states, 6 national parks, and 8 national forests. Taking on the A.T. is a pilgrimage because of both its beauty and accessibility. Let Joshua Niven and Amber Adams guide you across the best trails that the Appalachian Trail has to offer. Complete with full-color photography, you’ll also have hikes suited to every ability, mile-by-mile directional cues, sidebars, and maps.

Called Again

Called Again
Author: Jennifer Pharr Davis
Publsiher: Beaufort Books
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2013-05-31
ISBN: 0825306531
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Called Again Book Excerpt:

In 2011, Jennifer Pharr Davis became the overall record holder on the Appalachian Trail. By hiking 2,181 miles in 46 days - an average of 47 miles per day - she became the first female to ever set that mark. But this is not a book about records or numbers; this is a book about endurance and faith, and most of all love. The most amazing part of this story is not found at the finish, but is discovered through the many challenges, lessons and relationships that present themselves along the trail. This is Jennifer's story, in her own words, about how she started this journey with a love for hiking and more significantly a love for her husband Brew. Together, they were able to overcome rugged mountains and raging rivers, sleet storms and 100 degree heat, shin-splints and illnesses. They made new friends and tested old friendships; they shared together laughter, and tears - a lot of tears. But, through it all, they fell more in love with one another and with the wilderness. By completing this extraordinary amateur feat, Jennifer rose above the culture of multi-million dollar sports contracts that is marked by shortcuts and steroids. This is the story of a real person doing something remarkable. Jennifer Pharr Davis is a modern role-model for women - and men. She is an authentic hero.

The Yeshiva and the Rise of Modern Hebrew Literature

The Yeshiva and the Rise of Modern Hebrew Literature
Author: Marina Zilbergerts
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0253059410
Category: Europe, Eastern
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Yeshiva and the Rise of Modern Hebrew Literature Book Excerpt:

"Hebrew literature sprang to life in late-nineteenth-century Russia, entering the "tehiyah" (revival) period in the life of Hebrew letters. The Yeshiva and the Rise of Modern Hebrew Literature examines the role of the Yeshiva (Orthodox Jewish seminary) in why and how did this happen at that time and place? Departing from the conventional interpretation of the origins of secular Hebrew literature, Marina Zilbergerts argues that the rise of Hebrew literature was grounded in the literary practices and metaphysics of the world of Talmud study in Eastern Europe from which its first writers had emerged. The Yeshiva and the Rise of Modern Hebrew Literature focuses on the early works and personal histories of five founding Hebrew writers who began publishing between 1862 and 1900, tracing the deep connections between their new secular writings and the scholarly milieu of Talmudic culture and the yeshiva in which they had all been reared. Zilbergerts reveals that even as these writers clashed with the rabbinical elites, they were inspired by the very Talmudic texts and ascetic ideals they so despised"--

The Pall Mall Budget

The Pall Mall Budget
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1887
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pall Mall Budget Book Excerpt:

American Lumberman

American Lumberman
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 806
Release: 1938
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Lumber trade
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Lumberman Book Excerpt:

Congressional Record

Congressional Record
Author: United States. Congress
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1981
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Congressional Record Book Excerpt:

Five Star Trails Asheville

Five Star Trails  Asheville
Author: Jennifer Davis
Publsiher: Menasha Ridge Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-09-13
ISBN: 089732921X
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Five Star Trails Asheville Book Excerpt:

Five-Star Trails Asheville provides in-depth trails descriptions, directions, and commentary on what to expect along the way. Each hike features an individual trail map, elevation profile, and at-a-glance information, helping readers quickly find the perfect trip. Sized to fit in a pocket, the book's detailed trail descriptions will help readers find their way on and off the trail. Driving directions and GPS trailhead coordinates will help with navigating the myriad of unnamed roads. The trails covered range from those best suited to the novice, families, experienced hikers, or backpackers.

ODY C Vol 1

ODY C Vol  1
Author: Matt Fraction
Publsiher: Image Comics
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2015-06-10
ISBN: 1632155079
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ODY C Vol 1 Book Excerpt:

SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99 The first five issues of FRACTION and WARD's epic science fiction, gender-broke, mind-expanding retelling of THE ODYSSEY. Collects ODY-C #1-5.

Blood of the Mantis

Blood of the Mantis
Author: Adrian Tchaikovsky
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2009-08-07
ISBN: 0230746950
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blood of the Mantis Book Excerpt:

Blood of the Mantis is the third novel in Adrian Tchaikovsky's richly imagined Shadows of the Apt series, following Dragonfly Falling. Stenwold must rally his allies for battle against the Empire, even as it seeks a dangerous artifact of enormous power. A dread ritual casts a deadly shadow . . . Achaeos the seer has finally tracked down the stolen Shadow Box. But he has only days before this magical artefact will be lost to him forever. Meanwhile, the Empire's dread forces are mustering for their next great offensive. Stenwold and his followers have only a short time to gather allies, before the enemy's soldiers march again – to conquer everything in their path. If Stenwold cannot hold them back, the hated black and gold flag will fly over every city in the Lowlands before the year's end. Yet a more insidious threat awaits. Should the Shadow Box fall into the hands of the power-mad Emperor, nothing will save the world from his relentless ambition. Blood of the Mantis is followed by Salute the Dark, the fourth book in the Shadows of the Apt series.

The Sch ssel Era in Austria

The Sch  ssel Era in Austria
Author: Günter Bischof
Publsiher: innsbruck University Press
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2016-09-29
ISBN: 3903122432
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sch ssel Era in Austria Book Excerpt:

Wolfgang Schüssel was a dominating actor in the Austrian political arena over a period of twenty years. He served as minister of economics (1989-1995), and vice chancellor and foreign minister (1995-2000) in ÖVP/SPÖ grand coalition governments. As chairman of the ÖVP (1995-2007), he brought his conservative party out of the political wilderness of opposition and playing junior partner in coalitions with the SPÖ. He dominated Austrian politics as chancellor (2000-2007) in a small coalition with Jörg Haider's controversial aggressively nationalist FPÖ. Schüssel tried to domesticate the Freedomites by holding them on a tight leash in his coalition government. He needed the FPÖ to accomplish his neoliberal economic and social reform agenda, while at the same time the FPÖ undermined Schüssel's EU policies. The essays in this volume argue that Schüssel's political record and legacy are ambiguous. With a confrontational style of governance he unleashed big reforms such as trimming the hidebound pension system and giving more autonomy to higher education. In the process he undermined Austria's consensual social partnership. His record of supporting the European Union agenda is ambivalent. Austrian public opinion in support of the EU declined precipitously. He was a superb tactician and negotiator yet failed to achieve broad popular acceptance for his ambitious reforms. His imprint on Austrian history is so significant that many of the authors of the essays in this volume call it “the Schüssel era.”

OPERATION ODESSA

OPERATION ODESSA
Author: David Serero
Publsiher: David Serero
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

OPERATION ODESSA Book Excerpt:

The true story of a Russian Mobster (Ludwig Fainberg aka "Tarzan"), Cuban Spy, Miami Playboy, who hustled the Russian Mafia, the Cali Cartel, Pablo Escobar, the D.E.A, by selling a Soviet Submarine to the Columbian Drug Cartel for $35 million in the 1990s. It was about the crazy life of a Jewish man from Odessa (Ukraine) who became a Russian mobster, and hustled the Cali Cartel and was arrested by the D.E.A while he was buying a…Soviet submarine to help the Colombian cartel to bring drugs to the United States. You’ll read this story as a fascinating thriller, which truly deserves to be adapted as a feature film as it combines all the required elements to make it a perfect one.This story will take you to Odessa (Ukraine), New York, Miami, Moscow, Bogota, Panama and many more countries in the craziness of the 1990s…If you’re a fan of the TV series such as Narcos, then this story definitely is for you! You'll discover the true life of Ludwig Fainberg (aka TARZAN), from Jewish origins, who was always very creative (With always a lot of comedy!) when it was about saving his life, and used his « chutzpa » to come out of the most complex situations. Written by David Serero.

The Name Book

The Name Book
Author: Dorothy Astoria
Publsiher: Bethany House
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2008-11-01
ISBN: 0764205668
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Name Book Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive book of 12,000 names, including their meanings, origins, and spiritual significance, with a supporting Scripture for each.