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Dispatches from Pluto

Dispatches from Pluto
Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta

by Richard Grant

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2015-10-13
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 1476709645
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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New Yorkers Grant and his girlfriend Mariah decided on a whim to buy an old plantation house in the Mississippi Delta. This is their journey of discovery to a remote, isolated strip of land, three miles beyond the tiny community of Pluto. They learn to hunt, grow their own food, and fend off alligators, snakes, and varmints galore. They befriend an array of unforgettable local characters, capture the rich, extraordinary culture of the Delta, and delve deeply into the Delta's lingering racial tensions. As the nomadic Grant learns to settle down, he falls not just for his girlfriend but for the beguiling place they now call home.

The Deepest South of All

The Deepest South of All
True Stories from Natchez, Mississippi

by Richard Grant

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2021-08-31
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1501177842
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Natchez, Mississippi, once had more millionaires per capita than anywhere else in America, and its wealth was built on slavery and cotton. Today it has the greatest concentration of antebellum mansions in the South, and a culture full of unexpected contradictions. Prominent white families dress up in hoopskirts and Confederate uniforms for ritual celebrations of the Old South, yet Natchez is also progressive enough to elect a gay black man for mayor with 91 percent of the vote"--

Crazy River

Crazy River
Exploration and Folly in East Africa

by Richard Grant

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2011-10-25
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1439157642
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the acclaimed author of Dispatches From Pluto and Deepest South of All comes a rollicking travelogue from East Africa. NO ONE TRAVELS QUITE LIKE RICHARD GRANT and, really, no one should. In his last book, the adventure classic God’s Middle Finger, he narrowly escaped death in Mexico’s lawless Sierra Madre. Now, Grant has plunged with his trademark recklessness, wit, and curiosity into East Africa. Setting out to make the first descent of an unexplored river in Tanzania, he gets waylaid in Zanzibar by thieves, whores, and a charismatic former golf pro before crossing the Indian Ocean in a rickety cargo boat. And then the real adventure begins. Known to local tribes as “the river of bad spirits,” the Malagarasi River is a daunting adversary even with a heavily armed Tanzanian crew as travel companions. Dodging bullets, hippos, and crocodiles, Grant finally emerges in war-torn Burundi, where he befriends some ethnic street gangsters and trails a notorious man-eating crocodile known as Gustave. He concludes his journey by interviewing the dictatorial president of Rwanda and visiting the true source of the Nile. Gripping, illuminating, sometimes harrowing, often hilarious, Crazy River is a brilliantly rendered account of a modern-day exploration of Africa, and the unraveling of Grant’s peeled, battered mind as he tries to take it all in.

Gods of Change

Gods of Change
A Book

by Howard Sasportas

  • Publisher : The Wessex Astrologer
  • Release : 2012-09-10
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : 1902405870
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This lovely and important work from Howard Sasportas teaches us how to respond to the transits of Uranus,Neptune and Pluto with calmness and a knowledge that the more we work with them, the more worthwhile will be the end result.

The Monthly Review

The Monthly Review
A Book

by Ralph Griffiths,George Edward Griffiths

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1780
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal

The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1780
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Monthly Review Or Literary Journal Enlarged

The Monthly Review Or Literary Journal Enlarged
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1780
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Monthly Review

The Monthly Review
A Book

by George Edward Griffiths

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1780
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The monthly review, or, literary journal

The monthly review, or, literary journal
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1780
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Publications of the Modern Language Association of America

Publications of the Modern Language Association of America
A Book

by Modern Language Association of America

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1943
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Vols. for 1921-1969 include annual bibliography, called 1921-1955, American bibliography; 1956-1963, Annual bibliography; 1964-1968, MLA international bibliography.

God's Middle Finger

God's Middle Finger
Into the Lawless Heart of the Sierra Madre

by Richard Grant

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2008-03-04
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1416534407
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A narrative portrait of the Sierra Madre describes the author's numerous journeys into its ungoverned regions, where he consulted with a folk healer and witnessed local violence and lawlessness that eventually threatened his own survival. Original. 75,000 first printing.

BUCKLEY, BATMAN & MYNDIE: Echoes of the Victorian culture-clash frontier

BUCKLEY, BATMAN & MYNDIE: Echoes of the Victorian culture-clash frontier
Sounding 6: THE GIPPS LAND GRAB

by David Kyhber Close

  • Publisher : BookPOD
  • Release : 2021-01-01
  • Pages : 481
  • ISBN : 0992290449
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sounding 6 begins with Bain Attwood’s thesis Blacks & Lohans and an echo titled SEX & SORROW EAST OF MELBOURNE. Then Henry Meyrick’s frontier life and death in Western Port and Gipps Land leads into Echo 93: TAMING MELBOURNE BAYSIDE & THE DANDENONGS. Turning to OPENING GIPPSLAND: elite squatters at Sale are contrasted by surviving Kooris on Jackson’s Track. The narrative then backtracks in time with Echo 95: CONTRIBUTIONS TO TRUTH ABOUT SLAUGHTER IN GIPPSLAND comprising the Porter, Cox, Fels and Gardner versions of the blood-stained land-grab. Fels then reports on the Native Police actions and Morgan’s recent overview of the Ganai before and after white settlement concludes the shameful issues long denied or excused. Echo 96: LIAR’S LUNCH charts the rise and fall of pioneer Angus McMillan MP before the focus shifts to the historical geography of East Gippsland clans and languages and on to missionary Bulmer at Lake Tyers with the stories of the payback of Hopping Kitty and Attwood’s study of Brataualung man Tarra Bobby. Alfred Howitt’s birthing of Oz anthropology with his opus The Native Tribes of South-east Australia published at the start of the 20th century is the source material of several echoes on the making of ‘clever’ men and on songs and song-makers. Sounding 6 closes with extracts reprinted from Professor Elkin’s Aboriginal Men of High Degree – their personality and ‘making’, the powers of medicine men, and in conclusion Echo 106: ABORIGINAL MEN OF HIGH DEGREE IN A CHANGING WORLD.

Colonial Jerusalem

Colonial Jerusalem
The Spatial Construction of Identity and Difference in a City of Myth, 1948-2012

by Thomas Philip Abowd

  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • Release : 2014-06-24
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN : 0815652615
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In one of the few anthropological works focusing on a contemporary Middle Eastern city, Colonial Jerusalem explores a vibrant urban center at the core of the decades-long Palestinian-Israeli conflict. This book shows how colonialism, far from being simply a fixture of the past as is often suggested, remains a crucial component of Palestinian and Israeli realities today. Abowd deftly illuminates everyday life under Israel’s long military occupation as it is defined by processes and conditions of "apartness" and separation as Palestinians are increasingly regulated and controlled. Abowd examines how both national communities are progressively divided by walls, checkpoints, and separate road networks in one of the most segregated cities in the world. Drawing upon recent theories on racial politics, colonialism, and urban spatial dynamics, Colonial Jerusalem analyzes the politics of myth, history, and memory across an urban landscape integral to the national cosmologies of both Palestinians and Israelis and meaningful to all communities.

Democratisation in the Middle East

Democratisation in the Middle East
Dilemmas and Perspectives

by Birgitte Rahbaek

  • Publisher : Aarhus Universitetsforlag
  • Release : 2005-12-01
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 8779349110
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The main aim of the book is to provide a forum for opinions held by Arabs who are neither Western puppets nor fanatical nationalists or Islamists, but rather academics with a vast knowledge of the Middle East as well as of the West. The authors all support the building of a democratic secular Middle East, but their writings also show that although there is no easy way to achieve this goal, neither is there any excuse for not making the attempt. Contributors: Nader Fergany author of the Arab Human Development Reports; Raymond Hinnebusch professor of International Relations and Middle East Politics, University of St. Andrews; Yezid Sayigh consultant to the international donor community in Palestine; Samir Aita Syrian scholar and dissident; Graham Usher British journalist; Hanan Rabbani Palestinian consultant for Amnesty International; Mai Yamani (Saudi Arabia) research fellow with the Middle East Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House; Fowziyah Abu-Khalid Saudi sociologist; Amal Shlash Iraq; Huda Al-Nu'aimi Iraq; Jgen S. Nielsen Professor, director of the Danish Institute in Damascus.

Palestine Ltd.

Palestine Ltd.
Neoliberalism and Nationalism in the Occupied Territory

by Toufic Haddad

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2016-07-28
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1786720973
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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ince the 1993 Oslo Accords, the Occupied Palestinian Territory has been the subject of extensive international peacebuilding and statebuilding efforts coordinated by Western donor states and international finance institutions. Despite their failure to yield peace or Palestinian statehood, the role of these organisations in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is generally overlooked owing to their depiction as tertiary actors engaged in technical missions.

Identity and Religion in Palestine

Identity and Religion in Palestine
The Struggle between Islamism and Secularism in the Occupied Territories

by Loren D. Lybarger

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2018-06-05
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 0691187320
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This remarkable book examines how the Islamist movement and its competition with secular-nationalist factions have transformed the identities of ordinary Palestinians since the first Palestinian uprising, or intifada, of the late 1980s. Drawing upon his years living in the region and more than eighty in-depth interviews, Loren Lybarger offers a riveting account of how activists within a society divided by religion, politics, class, age, and region have forged new identities in response to shifting conditions of occupation, peace negotiations, and the fragmentation of Palestinian life. Lybarger personally witnessed the tragic days of the first intifada, the subsequent Oslo Peace Process and its failures, and the new escalation of violence with the second intifada in 2000. He rejects the simplistic notion that Palestinians inevitably fall into one of two camps: pragmatists who are willing to accept territorial compromise, and extremists who reject compromise in favor of armed struggle. Listening carefully to Palestinians themselves, he reveals that the conflicts evident among the Islamists and secular nationalists are mirrored by the internal struggles and divided loyalties of individual Palestinians. Identity and Religion in Palestine is the first book of its kind in English to capture so faithfully the rich diversity of voices from this troubled part of the world. Lybarger provides vital insights into the complex social dynamics through which Islamism has reshaped what it means to be Palestinian.

A New and Universal Geographical Grammar

A New and Universal Geographical Grammar
Or, a Complete System of Geography. Containing the Ancient and Present State of All the Empires, Kingdoms, States, and Republics, in the Known World: ... By E. Jones, ...

by Evan Jones

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1772
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Electric Power Planning for Regulated and Deregulated Markets

Electric Power Planning for Regulated and Deregulated Markets
A Book

by Arthur Mazer

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2007-06-11
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0470130563
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As the industry environment transforms from a completely regulated setting to a broader, deregulated marketplace, new market participants must understand planning and operations of power systems to effectively participate in markets. This industry overview provides a description of utility operations and traditional planning, and then explains asset management, investment analysis, and risk management within the context of a market environment. Written to provide a broad, working knowledge of the industry, Electric Power Planning for Regulated and Deregulated Markets: Includes descriptions of generation and transmission network equipment Provides an overview of the regulatory framework, system design and systems operations for ensuring reliable delivery of power Presents system planning across different time horizons with the objective of minimizing power production costs Explains the principles and architecture of a market environment coupling operational imperatives with financial transactions Addresses approaches of various participants, including power producers, retailers, and integrated energy companies toward bidding in day ahead markets, managing risks in forward markets, portfolio development and investment analysis Provides numerous examples addressing cost minimization, price forecasting, contract valuation, portfolio risk measurement and others Examines past news events and explains what went wrong at Three Mile Island, the Northeast blackout of 2003, and the California energy crisis This is an ideal reference for professionals in the public and private power service sectors such as engineers, lawyers, systems specialists, economists, financial analysts, policy analysts, and applied mathematicians.

US Department of State Dispatch

US Department of State Dispatch
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contains a diverse compilation of major speeches, congressional testimony, policy statements, fact sheets, and other foreign policy information from the State Dept.

Fagots for the Fireside

Fagots for the Fireside
One Hundred and Fifty Games and Amusements for Evenings at Home and Social Parties

by Lucretia Peabody Hale

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1895
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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