The Songlines

Author: Bruce Chatwin
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504038339
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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International Bestseller: The famed travel writer and author of In Patagonia traverses Australia, exploring Aboriginal culture and song—and humanity’s origins. Long ago, the creators wandered Australia and sang the landscape into being, naming every rock, tree, and watering hole in the great desert. Those songs were passed down to the Aboriginals, and for centuries they have served not only as a shared heritage but as a living map. Sing the right song, and it can guide you across the desert. Lose the words, and you will die. Into this landscape steps Bruce Chatwin, the greatest travel writer of his generation, who comes to Australia to learn these songs. A born wanderer, whose lust for adventure has carried him to the farthest reaches of the globe, Chatwin is entranced by the cultural heritage of the Aboriginals. As he struggles to find the deepest meaning of these ancient, living songs, he is forced to embark on a much more difficult journey—through his own history—to reckon with the nature of language itself. Part travelogue, part memoir, part novel, The Songlines is one of Bruce Chatwin’s final—and most ambitious—works. From the author of the bestselling In Patagonia and On the Black Hill, a sweeping exploration of a landscape, a people, and one man’s history, it is the sort of book that changes the reader forever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Bruce Chatwin including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

Pocahontas and the Strangers

Author: Clyde Robert Bulla
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780606038928
Format: PDF, ePub
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The braves of Pocahontas' tribe all speak of war, but when they capture Captain John Smith, Pocahontas feels she must try to save the white man's life.

A Barrel Full of Pennies

Author: John Patrick
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822200956
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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THE STORY: In the household of Adonis Samaritan, cab driver and lover of mankind, all homeless creatures, dogs, lame ducks and people--are welcome, much to the distress of daughter Alicia, who wishes she didn't have to be embarrassed at the thought

Outsourcing for Radical Change

Author: Jane C. Linder
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814427828
Format: PDF, Docs
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Competive advantage through revolutionary outsourcing strategies.

Instant Gratification

Author: Cristopher Lapp
ISBN: 9780615409597
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The power of creating and sharing information is transforming art, culture, and communications as we know them today. A global revolution has begun from the smallest of devices, the mobile phone and its inconspicuous camera. The mobile phone camera, a multipurpose and internationally used tool, is bringing the creation of art to the masses. This book was made to show the relationships among privacy, individualism, and the temporal nature of art in the digital age through the convenience of the mobile phone camera.

From the Soil to the Stomach

Author: Penny Kelly
Publisher: Kelly Networks Llc
ISBN: 9780963293435
Format: PDF, Docs
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In a world where millions of people are suffering from multiple forms of degenerative disease it is a tragedy that so few really understand the connection between the soil and the body's health. Most people have been raised on manufactured foods and are at least two generations removed from any kind of work with the soil. Before the Industrial Revolution, if people avoided infections and accidents, they often lived long, healthy lives and died peacefully in their sleep. What did our ancestors know about food and health that we do not? Why is each generation suffering from degenerative diseases at earlier and earlier ages? What do we need to know to really heal ourselves? From The Soil To The Stomach offers an illuminating look at these questions and outlines a path to sustainable medicine.