Seeking The Cave

Author by : James P. Lenfestey
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Born and raised with the kind of expectations that often accompany privilege, Jim Lenfestey approached his thirtieth birthday in a state of acute anxiety. A young family and a demanding work life on one hand, and a burgeoning love for poetry on the other. When an independent bookseller discerns Lenfestey’s difficulties, and prescribes for a remedy the poems of a Chinese hermit named Han Shan, Lenfestey’s life is changed forever. After "swallowing the poems like aspirin” for the next thirty years, a spirited embrace of this ancient poet called Cold Mountain--the poet he has come to see as a guiding light in his life--prompts Lenfestey to travel to China on a pilgrim’s search for his cave. Along the way, this quest takes our author first to Tokyo, where he visits with the foremost translator and scholar of eastern poetry, Burton Watson, and from there across China, from the enormous chanting hall of ten thousand Buddhas in Bailin Temple to the birthplace of Confucius. A singular combination of travel writing, memoir, translation, and poetry, Seeking the Cave is both deeply personal and universally illuminating. "Uniting our brief literary life with the ancient richness of Chinese culture" (Robert Bly), this extraordinary book evokes the transformative power of poetry, and the way it breathes meaning into our lives.


Seeking The Cave

Author by : James P. Lenfestey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Milkweed Editions
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Description : “Part travelogue, part literary history, and part spiritual journey . . . His quest to find Han Shan’s cave is a delight from beginning to end.”—Chase Twichell, author of Horses Where the Answers Should Have Been In this transformative book, award-winning poet and essayist James Lenfestey makes an epic journey across the world to find the Cold Mountain Cave, a location long believed to exist only in myths and the ancient home of his idol, Han Shan, author of the Cold Mountain poems. Lenfestey’s voyage takes him from the Midwestern United States to Tokyo to a road trip across the expanse of China with frequent excursions to the country’s rich historical and cultural landmarks. As he makes his way to the cave, Lenfestey learns more than history or geography; he discovers his identity as a writer and a poet. Interspersed with poems by both the author and Han Shan, Seeking the Cave will appeal to lovers of poetry and travel narrative alike. “A lively account of Lenfestey’s trip to China . . . It unites our brief literary life with the ancient richness of Chinese culture.”—Robert Bly, New York Times bestselling author “A profound, and profoundly personal book. It’s very captivating, warm and friendly, personal, unguarded, idiosyncratic, pointed but also finally apolitical, and eminently charming.”—Gary Snyder, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet “His lighthearted approach, poet’s attention to detail and genuine passion for the poems of Han-shan bring the narrative far beyond essential archetypes of the Far East.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune “[A] poetry-infused memoir . . . The story of his outer and inner journeys is frank, charming, funny, moving and wise.”—Greenfield Recorder


Seeking The Worm

Author by : Weem Whitaker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : David and Charlotte are so disappointed with the ending of their book that, with the help of an old alchemy set, they jump right into the world in their book. But things in the fantasy world aren't quite as they were in the story and the children find themselves helping the prince to rescuehis princess - even though they must fight off the water sprites and get to the House at the Eye of the Storm, which is guarded by the evil worm.This exciting fantasy story should appeal to readers of such authors as Philip Pullman and Susan Cooper.


Seeking The Asian Face Of Jesus

Author by : Chris Sugden
Languange : en
Publisher by : OCMS
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Toxic Airs

Author by : James Rodger Fleming
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Pittsburgh Press
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Description : Toxic Airs brings together historians of medicine, environmental historians, historians of science and technology, and interdisciplinary scholars to address atmospheric issues on a spectrum of scales from body to place to planet. The chapters analyze airborne and atmospheric threats posed to humans, and contributors demonstrate how conceptions of toxicity have evolved and how humans have both created and mitigated toxins in the air. Specific topics discussed include medieval beliefs in the pestilent breath of witches, malarial theory in India, domestic and military use of tear gas, Gulf War Syndrome, Los Angeles smog, automotive emissions control, the epidemiological effects of air pollution, transboundary air pollution, ozone depletion, the contributions of contemporary artists to climate awareness, and the toxic history of carbon “die”-oxide. Overall, the essays provide a wide-ranging historical study of interest to students and scholars of many disciplines.


The Book Of Deacon Anthology

Author by : Joseph R. Lallo
Languange : en
Publisher by : Joseph R. Lallo
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Description : The Book of Deacon Saga is the epic tale of a world besieged by war and at the mercy of dark forces who would see the land and its people wither and die. First Published in 2010, the story has grown significantly, expanding the story into earlier and later eras, exploring the lives of characters both minor and major. The Book of Deacon Anthology is a collection of all currently published stories in the setting: The Book of Deacon - The tale of Myranda Celeste, a young woman orphaned by a century long war, and her chance discovery of a fallen soldier's priceless cargo. The find will change her life, sending her on an adventure of soldiers and rebels, wizards and warriors, and beasts both noble and monstrous. Each step will bring her closer to the truth of her potential, of the war, and of the fate of her world. The Great Convergence - The second in the Book of Deacon series, The Great Convergence continues the tale of young Myranda Celeste. With fresh knowledge of magic and steadfast resolve to see the end of the war that plagues her land, Myranda sets out to find and unite the five fated heroes, the Chosen. Each new warrior brings her world a step closer to peace, but does she have the strength to survive the trials ahead? The Battle of Verril - In this, the finale of the Book of Deacon Trilogy, Myranda and the Chosen face their greatest challenges yet. Time is running out, and the Generals are growing desperate. Through victory and defeat, reunion and betrayal, neither the heroes nor their foes will rest until they have seen their task through to the end. The only question is, will it be the end of a war, or the end of times? Jade - This short novel, set after the events of The Book of Deacon, follows the blessed and cursed life of Jade Rinton. Stripped of her family and kept in a tall tower by a fierce dragon due to the scheming of a mysterious stranger, Jade seems to be living in a twisted fairy tale. She soon learns, though, that fate has its own ideas of who should play each part, and that family is where you find it. The Rise of the Red Shadow - Before he was a legendary assassin and mythic hero, the creature known as Lain was just a simple malthrope, frightened and alone. The Rise of the Red Shadow tells the story of his tragic youth, beginning with his days on a plantation in Tressor and following him through the painful tragedies and thrilling trials that would one day lead him to greatness in the pages of The Book of Deacon. Entwell Origins: Ayna - AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME. The story of Ayna, a young fairy who is cruelly taken from her family, yet finds that this tragedy may have given her the opportunity to become more than she'd ever dreamed. The Stump and the Spire - Previously only available as part of the Neverland's Library anthology, The Stump and the Spire is the story of two children who gain a dark glimpse into the long forgotten past of their world. --- For fans of the series looking to fill in the gaps, or for new readers hoping to gather the whole series, The Book of Deacon Anthology is a great way to catch up on the whole saga. Each book is updated with improved formatting, as well as a brief foreword by Joseph R. Lallo, and even a message from the mysterious curator who collected the stories. Read it now and be ready for The D'Karon Apprentice, a new Book of Deacon story releasing November 12th, 2015.


Dreams Of The Son

Author by : Tawanda Chingombe
Languange : en
Publisher by : Partridge Publishing Singapore
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Description : The story focuses on the protagonist, Mwana Mutota, who is a descendant of an ancient bloodline of kings of the Great Stone Empire. The son is in constant conflict with his conscious and subconscious mind since, in his dreams, he finds solace and peace, and this is embodied in the f irst scene, The Castle in the Sky. This is unlike when he awakens and finds life futile and existential, as evidenced by the second scene, Return to the Earth Realm. Dreams therefore present the highest form of existence as one is in their truest form and bound by no rules, sin, or flesh and present the only peace in the protagonists life. Life therefore revolves around the conflict of the internal (the soul that is only free in dreams) and the external (the body that is trapped on earth) that drives the protagonist to the brink of insanity as the plot unfolds. The Great Stone Empire presents an empire that, through colonialism and corruption, is economically and socially depleted to the point of widespread unemployment and poverty. Mwana Mutotaor rather The Son, as he prefers to call himselfon the request of Chaminuka (the guardian spirit of Nubian empires), is crowned king under the wings of the premiere of the empire (the last defiant Nubian leader against the west). The underlying battle of the story is of the sons of light versus the sons of darkness, a story that began from the dawn of time and is still ongoing. This is embodied in Mwana Mutota (the son of light) and his battle with Adam (the son of darkness), the deadly assassin hell-bent on ending Mwanas life. Gladys is Mwana Mutotas love,and yet they have not seen in each other in years. The platonic relationship presents the struggle of pure love in a corrupted world, and the desire to once more be together is Mwanas ultimate hope in life. Gladys is the descendant of the Mojaji queen who, in a past life, was married to the Mutota king; and they were separated through conspiracy and treachery. Gladys Mojaji and Mwana Mutota, therefore, represent mediums of the greatest spirit of the empire, which is Chaminuka, and form part of his trinity and their reuniting in the Earth realm represents a return to a lost virtue in the universe of the highest form, which is love. The last scene is called Return to Eden, as it captures a pure and lost Nubian love as the bodies and souls of the Mutota and Mojaji king and queen once more reunite. A perfect harmony is restored in the universe, and the two souls reunite in the spirit world. They walk hand in hand in the full allure of a spiritual garden full of the beauty of nature, and the two embrace in the earth realm. And the story reaches an end (for now).


Los Desperados

Author by : Eric Leif Davin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu Press, Inc
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Description : “They were desperate men in a savage land, and they had run out of time. But they had one last battle to fight.” La Cancion de Los Desperados


Haft Paykar

Author by : Nizami
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hackett Publishing
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Description : "It was a refreshing, old-fashioned pleasure to read Julie Scott Meisami’s verse translation of, and introduction and notes to, this twelfth-century Persian allegorical romance." —Orhan Pahmuk, in the Times Literary Supplement


The Overland Monthly

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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The Natural History Of Biospeleology

Author by : Ana Isabel Camacho
Languange : en
Publisher by : Editorial CSIC - CSIC Press
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Jack London All 22 Novels In One Illustrated Edition

Author by : Jack London
Languange : en
Publisher by : e-artnow
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Description : Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of the complete novels of Jack London. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: The Cruise of the Dazzler A Daughter of the Snows The Call of the Wild The Kempton-Wace Letters The Sea-Wolf The Game White Fang Before Adam The Iron Heel Martin Eden Burning Daylight Adventure The Scarlet Plague A Son of the Sun The Abysmal Brute The Valley of the Moon The Mutiny of the Elsinore The Star Rover (The Jacket) The Little Lady of the Big House Jerry of the Islands Michael, Brother of Jerry Hearts of Three Jack London (1876-1916) was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. His amazing life experience also includes being an oyster pirate, railroad hobo, gold prospector, sailor and war correspondent.


War Of Seeking Immortals

Author by : Lin YanFei
Languange : en
Publisher by : Funstory
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Description : Yang Qi, a medicine shop assistant, went to the demon temple to pick seven leafed orchids. Unexpectedly, he met the immortal, and was able to teach Ganmo Feijian. From then on, he embarked on a dream like journey of cultivation. Among the 100000 mountains, Yang Qi flies in a kite boat to fight against the king of giant ants in the world of fairyland and Wu Qilin, the demon phase in the desperate battle. He has not only made great progress in skill, but also won a great reputation. In order to prevent the ghost army from slaughtering the city, Yang Qi breaks through the Yin and Yang evil spirits. With the help of Shidou monk and barefoot immortal, he finally kills the bloodthirsty corpse devil and successfully arrives at the holy mountain of Dahui Zhao. He has a greater understanding, becomes a saint in body and becomes a sword immortal.


The Works Of P Virgilius Maro

Author by : Virgil
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Works

Author by : Virgil
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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The Menace In The Cave

Author by : Scott Parker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : The Menace in the Cave is a alternative unique style of written poetry collections that discuss various topics such as quotidian life, corruption, happiness, artistic expression and more. The Menace in the Cave is written for those who are interested in exploring new ideas, different perceptions and seeking the reality of life.


Marianne The Magus And The Manticore

Author by : Sheri S. Tepper
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : When Marianne's parents died, leaving control of their fortune to her feared older brother, she struggled to make her way as a student in America - and her old home began to seem as unreal as a fairy tale, her childhood there as distant as a dream . . . Until the Magus came to claim her, and the Black Madame to destroy her, and the Manticore to hunt her down through the streets of another world - for there is magic in Marianne's blood, and magic in her soul. And in a battle fought in an everchanging world of warped time and wicked magic, it is the souls of Marianne and her family that are the ultimate prizes. Marianne, the Magus and the Manticore is the first volume of Sheri S. Tepper's acclaimed Marianne Trilogy.


Between The Devil And The Deep

Author by : Mark Cowan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unbound Publishing
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Description : 'One of the best accounts ever written of deep-water diving and its staggering, haunting dangers' Robert Kurson, New York Times bestselling author of Shadow Divers Deep underwater lurks a mysterious man-made illness. It has gone by many names over the years – Satan’s disease, diver’s palsy, the chokes – but today, medics call it decompression sickness. You know it as the bends. That’s the devil British diver Martin Robson faces each time he plunges beneath the surface. In the winter of 2012, Robson was part of an expedition to Blue Lake, southern Russia, which sought to find a submerged cave system never seen by the human eye. On the final day of the expedition, as Robson returned from diving deeper into the lake than anyone had before, disaster struck: just seventy-five feet down, he was ambushed by the bends. Robson knew that if he continued up to the surface he would probably die before help arrived. Instead, he sank back into the water, gambling on an underwater practice most doctors believe is a suicidal act. Soon the only hope he had of saving his life would rest in the hands of a dramatic mercy mission organised at the highest levels of the Russian government. Between the Devil and the Deep is the first book to tell the terrifying true story of what it feels like to get the bends, taking you inside the body and mind of a man who suffered the unthinkable. Writer Mark Cowan also explores the grimly fascinating history of decompression sickness, the science behind what causes the disease, and the stories of the forgotten divers who pushed the limits of physical endurance to help find a solution.


Vicksburg

Author by : A. A. Hoehling
Languange : en
Publisher by : Stackpole Books
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Description : Civil War diaries and memoirs of inhabitants of besieged Vicksburg and soldiers reveal the heroism and sacrifice that marked the Confederate experience.


Seek Enlightenment Within

Author by : Cecelia Frances Page
Languange : en
Publisher by : iUniverse
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Description : Oscar Purcell, from Toronto, Canada, was earnestly seeking truth, wisdom and enlightenment in Part One entitled Earnestly Seeking. Oscar studied world religions and world philosophies. Oscar became a successful, Philosophy and World Religion college professor at U.C.L.A. He traveled to India, Nepal and the Himalayan Mountains. He went to Hindu, Buddhist and Jain temples. He attended religious festivals and other, cultural events. He observed lifestyles in India and Nepal. Many Indians and Nepalese live simple lives. A colleague described his travels to Tibet and Bhutan. Oscar experienced romance, adventures, challenges and spiritual illumination. He met a beautiful, Hindu woman who he fell in love with and married. You Need to Know God! in Part Two describes why and how to know God. Make God your best friend. Help others to know God. Magnificent Splendors in Part Three is about celestial creations, magnificent splendors in the nature kingdom on Earth and solar systems in the Universe. Evolution exists giving us the opportunity to develop and grow spiritually. Heavenly beings exist to serve us. Other Dimensions in Part Four describes astral planes and etheric visions. Knowledge about sacred, chakra centers and cause and effect relationships are described. Three higher dimensions exist. Higher beings are visualized. SEEK ENLIGHTENMENT WITHIN will enlighten you to awaken to deeper truth and wisdom about life and spiritual realities.


The Highlander S Runaway Bride

Author by : Terri Brisbin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Harlequin
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Description : A pact…a bride…a secret never to be told! When Eva MacKay learns her father has bartered her off to a warrior from a neighboring clan, she has no choice but to run away, taking her dark secrets with her. Freedom is now within her grasp! Dutiful highlander Rob Mackintosh tracks down his runaway bride, only to be stunned by the fireworks that erupt between them. For behind Eva's timid smile lies a headstrong beauty, and Rob knows, no matter what, this marriage is going to be full of surprises!


Lost Dragons Of Barakhai

Author by : Mickey Zucker Reichert
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin
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Total Read : 28
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Description : When Benton Collins returned from Barakhai-where magic had turned all but the royal family into inadvertent shapeshifters-he thought his adventures were at an end. But the friends he'd left behind still needed his aid, and Ben had to return to join in their desperate quest...


The Werewolf And His Boy

Author by : Warren Rochelle
Languange : en
Publisher by : JMS Books LLC
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Description : Their leap of faith could unleash magic ... or plunge them into darkness. Henry Thorn has worked at Larkin's since graduating high school. He likes it -- especially when he can use his secret skill of hiding inside shadows so his boss can't find them. Without that talent, he would never had survived growing up different. When a hire enters the store, Henry's other latent talent kicks in. He can smell an emotional response even before he lays eyes on the redhead. Jamey Currey came out, and his conservative parents promptly kicked him out. He, too, is different -- he senses Henry's attraction the moment they met. The first time they kiss, torrential rains fall from skies split by lightning. Their kiss also awakens the Watchers, diabolical hunters who will stop at nothing -- even extermination -- to keep magic suppressed. With the help of a friendly coven of friendly witches, the boys embark on a quest to discover an ancient key to restoring magic to the world, and to understand mysteries of their own hearts. The question is, will this quest cost them their lives?


Ethics And The Between

Author by : William Desmond
Languange : en
Publisher by : SUNY Press
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Description : Articulates the necessity for a comprehensive reconstructive thinking about the meaning of being good.


Pursuing The Triple Aim

Author by : Maureen Bisognano
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Written by the President and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and a leading health care journalist, this groundbreaking book examines how leading organizations in the United States are pursuing the Triple Aim—improving the individual experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing the per capita cost of care. Even with major steps forward – including the Affordable Care Act and the creation of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation -- the national health care debate is too often poisoned by negativity. A quieter, more thoughtful, and vastly more constructive conversation continues among health care leaders and professionals throughout the country. Innovative solutions are being designed and implemented at the local level, and countless health care organizations are demonstrating breakthrough remedies to some of the toughest and most expensive challenges in health care. Pursuing the Triple Aim shares compelling stories that are emerging in locations ranging from Pittsburgh to Seattle, from Boston to Oakland, focused on topics including improving quality and lowering costs in primary care; setting challenging goals to control chronic disease with notable outcomes; leveraging employer buying power to improve quality, reduce waste, and drive down cost; paying for care under an innovative contract that compensates for quality rather than quantity; and much more. The authors describe these innovations in detail, and show the way toward a health care system for the nation that improves the experience and quality of care while at the same time controlling costs. As the Triple Aim moves from being largely an aspirational framework to something that communities all across the US can implement and learn from, its potential to become a touchstone for the work ahead has never been greater. Pursuing the Triple Aim lays out the vision, the interventions, and promising examples of success.


Esther A Book For Girls

Author by : Rosa Nouchette Carey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Good Press
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Description : "Esther : a book for girls" by Rosa Nouchette Carey. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


The Holy Prophet

Author by : Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania
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Total Read : 87
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