A Glimpse of Eternal Snows by Jane Wilson-Howarth

A Glimpse of Eternal Snows
  • Title : A Glimpse of Eternal Snows
  • Author : Jane Wilson-Howarth
  • Publisher : Bradt Travel Guides
  • ISBN Code : 1841624357
  • Pages : 390
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  • Language : English
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Set against the backdrop of one of the most colorful countries in the world, A Glimpse of Eternal Snows is an inspiring story of courage, love and a family’s determination to give their child the best life possible. In pulsating, polluted Kathmandu and an idyllic village on a river island at the foot of the Himalayas, ‘Doctor Jane’ and her engineer husband Simon hope to make a difference: Jane to fulfil her vision to heal and advocate for the poor, Simon to avert the floods that threaten to devastate the land every monsoon season. The Nepali people are accepting of whatever fate flings at them and here the family find sanity, compassion and joy with baby David, who in England was little more than an ‘interesting case’. This is a tale of Himalayan highs and monsoon lows, of cultural complexities, unexpected wildlife and rugged terrain, of vivid color, superstition and spicy smells.


Snow by Giles Whittell

Snow
  • Title : Snow
  • Author : Giles Whittell
  • Publisher : Atria Books
  • ISBN Code : 198210547X
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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Brimming with interesting facts and surprising anecdotes, this scientific and cultural history opens our eyes to the wonders of one of nature’s most delicate, delightful, and deadly phenomena: SNOW! Perfect for fans of The Hidden Life of Trees and Rain. Go on an extraordinary journey across centuries and continents to experience the wonders of snow; from the prehistoric humans that trekked and even skied across it tens of thousands of years ago to the multi-billion-dollar industry behind our moving, making, and playing with snow. Blending accessible writing with fascinating science, Giles Whittell explores how snow dictates where we live, provides us with drinking water, and has influenced countless works of art and more. Whittell also uncovers compelling mysteries of this miraculous substance, such as why avalanches happen, how snow saved a British prime minister’s life, where the legend of the yeti comes from, and the terrifying truth behind the opening ceremony of the 1960 winter Olympics. Filled with in-depth research and whip-smart prose, Snow is an eye-opening and charming book that illuminates one of the most magnificent wonders of nature.


The children of Seeligsberg, by the author of 'Madeleine's forgiveness'. by Seeligsberg

The children of Seeligsberg, by the author of 'Madeleine's forgiveness'.
  • Title : The children of Seeligsberg, by the author of 'Madeleine's forgiveness'.
  • Author : Seeligsberg
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Travels in Indo-China and the Chinese Empire by Louis de Carné,Louis Marcien comte de Carné

Travels in Indo-China and the Chinese Empire
  • Title : Travels in Indo-China and the Chinese Empire
  • Author : Louis de Carné,Louis Marcien comte de Carné
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  • Pages : 365
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  • Language : English
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The Tourist's India by Eustace Alfred Reynolds-Ball

The Tourist's India
  • Title : The Tourist's India
  • Author : Eustace Alfred Reynolds-Ball
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  • Pages : 364
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Gandhi on Non-Violence by Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi on Non-Violence
  • Title : Gandhi on Non-Violence
  • Author : Mahatma Gandhi
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 0811220125
  • Pages : 144
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An essential compendium for understanding Gandhi's profound legacy. "One has to speak out and stand up for one's convictions. Inaction at a time of conflagration is inexcusable."—Mahatma Gandhi The basic principles of Gandhi's philosophy of non-violence (Ahimsa) and non-violent action (Satyagraha) were chosen by Thomas Merton for this volume in 1965. In his challenging Introduction, "Gandhi and the One-Eyed Giant," Merton emphasizes the importance of action rather than mere pacifism as a central component of non-violence, and illustrates how the foundations of Gandhi's universal truths are linked to traditional Hindu Dharma, the Greek philosophers, and the teachings of Christ and Thomas Aquinas. Educated as a Westerner in South Africa, it was Gandhi's desire to set aside the caste system as well as his political struggles in India which led him to discover the dynamic power of non-cooperation. But, non-violence for Gandhi "was not simply a political tactic," as Merton observes: "the spirit of non-violence sprang from an inner realization of spiritual unity in himself." Gandhi's politics of spiritual integrity have influenced generations of people around the world, as well as civil rights leaders from Martin Luther King, Jr. and Steve Biko to Václav Havel and Aung San Suu Kyi. Mark Kurlansky has written an insightful preface for this edition that touches upon the history of non-violence and reflects the core of Gandhi's spiritual and ethical doctrine in the context of current global conflicts.


A Glimpse at Mexico by Frank Scovill Onderdonk

A Glimpse at Mexico
  • Title : A Glimpse at Mexico
  • Author : Frank Scovill Onderdonk
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  • Pages : 90
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CONTARINI FLEMING by RIGHT HON. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

CONTARINI FLEMING
  • Title : CONTARINI FLEMING
  • Author : RIGHT HON. BENJAMIN DISRAELI
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Contarini Fleming [by B. Disraeli]. by Benjamin Disraeli (earl of Beaconsfield.)

Contarini Fleming [by B. Disraeli].
  • Title : Contarini Fleming [by B. Disraeli].
  • Author : Benjamin Disraeli (earl of Beaconsfield.)
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S. Andrew's magazine, ed. by G. Bampfield by George Frederick L. Bampfield

S. Andrew's magazine, ed. by G. Bampfield
  • Title : S. Andrew's magazine, ed. by G. Bampfield
  • Author : George Frederick L. Bampfield
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  • Pages : N.A
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In the Himalayas and on the Indian Plains by Constance Frederica Gordon Cumming

In the Himalayas and on the Indian Plains
  • Title : In the Himalayas and on the Indian Plains
  • Author : Constance Frederica Gordon Cumming
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  • Pages : 608
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Snowfed Waters by Jane Wilson-Howarth

Snowfed Waters
  • Title : Snowfed Waters
  • Author : Jane Wilson-Howarth
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  • ISBN Code : 9781784073220
  • Pages : 318
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Snowfed Waters is a dramatic and moving story set amongst the Himalayas. It is a tale of two cultures, of false assumptions, of courage in the face of disaster and of the gradual dawning of self awareness. Sonia Swayne's life is in bits. With her self esteem at rock bottom she flees her old life to work for a charity in Nepal. Clumsily, Sonia tries to impose her own values on her unsophisticated hosts but the more she learns about their customs and their faith, the more she questions her own principles. She is particularly influenced by the spirituality and spontaneity of quiet teenage Moti. And then there is Rekraj, a sensitive young high caste Nepali man. Sonia basks in the warmth of his admiration without analysing her feelings too deeply: she simply enjoys being wanted again. There are clouds on the horizon though and there are ill omens: earth tremors. Lord Shiva is angry and Rekraj regrets his impure thoughts. The story reaches its climax when Sonia and Moti set out on a pilgrimage into the mountains. Can Sonia summon her old inner strength and revive her own self-respect?


The London and Westminster Review by N.A

The London and Westminster Review
  • Title : The London and Westminster Review
  • Author : N.A
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Landvoieglee, Or Views Across the Sea a New Edition of the "Old World" by William Furniss by William Furniss

Landvoieglee, Or Views Across the Sea a New Edition of the
  • Title : Landvoieglee, Or Views Across the Sea a New Edition of the "Old World" by William Furniss
  • Author : William Furniss
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  • Pages : 290
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  • Language : English
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“The” Works of the British Poets by Robert Anderson

“The” Works of the British Poets
  • Title : “The” Works of the British Poets
  • Author : Robert Anderson
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Contarini Fleming by Benjamin Disraeli (Earl of Beaconsfield)

Contarini Fleming
  • Title : Contarini Fleming
  • Author : Benjamin Disraeli (Earl of Beaconsfield)
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Harper's Magazine by Lee Foster Hartman,Frederick Lewis Allen

Harper's Magazine
  • Title : Harper's Magazine
  • Author : Lee Foster Hartman,Frederick Lewis Allen
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  • Pages : N.A
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Important American periodical dating back to 1850.


The Westminster Review by N.A

The Westminster Review
  • Title : The Westminster Review
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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From Waterloo to the Peninsula by George Augustus Sala

From Waterloo to the Peninsula
  • Title : From Waterloo to the Peninsula
  • Author : George Augustus Sala
  • Publisher : London : Tinsley Bros.
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Journal of Horticulture and Practical Gardening by N.A

Journal of Horticulture and Practical Gardening
  • Title : Journal of Horticulture and Practical Gardening
  • Author : N.A
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Through Cities and Prairie Lands by Lady Duffus Hardy

Through Cities and Prairie Lands
  • Title : Through Cities and Prairie Lands
  • Author : Lady Duffus Hardy
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  • Pages : 338
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The Valley of Flowers by Frank Smythe

The Valley of Flowers
  • Title : The Valley of Flowers
  • Author : Frank Smythe
  • Publisher : Vertebrate Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 191024032X
  • Pages : 300
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  • Language : English
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In his delightful Valley of Flowers, mountaineer Frank Smythe takes you on a botanical expedition to the Garhwal Himalaya. Alongside the author, scale the steep craggy mountains and bathe in crystal clear pools; breathe in the scented foothills of the Himalaya and their carpets of peonies, roses, rhododendrons and gentian. Experience ‘the keen, biting air of the heights and the soft, scented air of the valleys’. Climber and adventurer Smythe journeys through the Himalaya’s Byundar Pass, climbs the Mana Peak, descends into the Byundar Valley, and comes terrifyingly close to an encounter with The Abominable Snowman. The Valley of Flowers is a pleasurable escape for any climber, walker, mountain lover or gardener, or indeed anyone who needs reminding of the beauty and serenity of the natural world.


Wallace's Monthly by John Hankins Wallace

Wallace's Monthly
  • Title : Wallace's Monthly
  • Author : John Hankins Wallace
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The Crayon by William James Stillman,John Durand

The Crayon
  • Title : The Crayon
  • Author : William James Stillman,John Durand
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Weekend Review by N.A

Weekend Review
  • Title : Weekend Review
  • Author : N.A
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Our trip to Egypt. By the author of “The Better Way,” “Mabel Grant,” etc by N.A

Our trip to Egypt. By the author of “The Better Way,” “Mabel Grant,” etc
  • Title : Our trip to Egypt. By the author of “The Better Way,” “Mabel Grant,” etc
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : 222
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  • Language : English
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The American Meteorological Journal by N.A

The American Meteorological Journal
  • Title : The American Meteorological Journal
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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A Register of the Presidents, Fellows, Demies, Instructors in Grammar and in Music, Chaplains, Clerks, Choristers, and Other Members of Saint Mary Magdalen College in the University of Oxford, from the Foundation of the College to the Present Time: The demies. v. 1-4; 1482-1857 by John Rouse Bloxam,Magdalen College (University of Oxford)

A Register of the Presidents, Fellows, Demies, Instructors in Grammar and in Music, Chaplains, Clerks, Choristers, and Other Members of Saint Mary Magdalen College in the University of Oxford, from the Foundation of the College to the Present Time: The demies. v. 1-4; 1482-1857
  • Title : A Register of the Presidents, Fellows, Demies, Instructors in Grammar and in Music, Chaplains, Clerks, Choristers, and Other Members of Saint Mary Magdalen College in the University of Oxford, from the Foundation of the College to the Present Time: The demies. v. 1-4; 1482-1857
  • Author : John Rouse Bloxam,Magdalen College (University of Oxford)
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  • Pages : N.A
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A Little Book of Happiness by Ruskin Bond

A Little Book of Happiness
  • Title : A Little Book of Happiness
  • Author : Ruskin Bond
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  • ISBN Code : 9789385755866
  • Pages : 162
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Why be happy and how, and why not to worry if you think you are not. Why it is easy to be happy, and how you can miss happiness even if it stands before you. How a bird can fill you with joy and how a stranger's smile can soothe you. Why happiness may not even be the word for what we really need. India's beloved sage and writer brings together his own pithy observations and those by artists and thinkers he admires in this beautiful little anthology. A Little Book of Happiness is a miscellany for all seasons, one to cherish and to share."


Greater Britain by Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke

Greater Britain
  • Title : Greater Britain
  • Author : Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke
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  • Pages : 561
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Greater Britain: a Record of Travel in English-speaking Countries During 1866 and 1867 by Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke

Greater Britain: a Record of Travel in English-speaking Countries During 1866 and 1867
  • Title : Greater Britain: a Record of Travel in English-speaking Countries During 1866 and 1867
  • Author : Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke
  • Publisher : New York : Harper
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 561
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The Literary Gazette by William Jerdan,William Ring Workman,Frederick Arnold,John Morley,Charles Wycliffe Goodwin

The Literary Gazette
  • Title : The Literary Gazette
  • Author : William Jerdan,William Ring Workman,Frederick Arnold,John Morley,Charles Wycliffe Goodwin
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine by N.A

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine
  • Title : Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine
  • Author : N.A
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Uncle Tom's pictorial keepsake by Tom (uncle, pseud)

Uncle Tom's pictorial keepsake
  • Title : Uncle Tom's pictorial keepsake
  • Author : Tom (uncle, pseud)
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Around the World by Henry S. McLean

Around the World
  • Title : Around the World
  • Author : Henry S. McLean
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  • Pages : 271
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From a New England Hillside by William Potts

From a New England Hillside
  • Title : From a New England Hillside
  • Author : William Potts
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  • Pages : 305
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The Living Age by N.A

The Living Age
  • Title : The Living Age
  • Author : N.A
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Delhi Chungking by K.P.S. Menon

Delhi Chungking
  • Title : Delhi Chungking
  • Author : K.P.S. Menon
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The Call of the World by Ardaser Sorabjee N. Wadia

The Call of the World
  • Title : The Call of the World
  • Author : Ardaser Sorabjee N. Wadia
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  • Pages : 432
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Pieces of Me by Lizbeth Meredith

Pieces of Me
  • Title : Pieces of Me
  • Author : Lizbeth Meredith
  • Publisher : She Writes Press
  • ISBN Code : 1631528351
  • Pages : 312
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In 1994, Lizbeth Meredith said good-bye to her four- and six year-old daughters for a visit with their non-custodial father only to learn days later that they had been kidnapped and taken to their father's home country of Greece. Twenty-nine and just on the verge of making her dreams of financial independence for her and her daughters come true, Lizbeth now faced a $100,000 problem on a $10 an hour budget. For the next two years fueled by memories of her own childhood kidnapping, Lizbeth traded in her small life for a life more public, traveling to the White House and Greece, and becoming a local media sensation in order to garner interest in her efforts. The generous community of Anchorage becomes Lizbeth's makeshift family?one that is replicated by a growing number of Greeks and expats overseas who help Lizbeth navigate the turbulent path leading back to her daughters.