Description : The literary debut of a promising young Russian author from an unknown country, a tale of politics and religion colliding
Description : In the Baliem Valley in central New Guinea lived a Stone Age tribe which survived into the twentieth century - the Kurelu. Matthiessen joined the Harvard-Peabody Expedition of 1961which set out to study the tribe as unobtrusively as possible, living among the Kurelu for two seasons. The result was this classic account, not of the expedition but of a lost culture; the Kurelu's timeless rhythms of work and play, of warriorship, feasting and funerals. In Under the Mountain Wall Matthiessen illuminates the lives of the Kurelu's with respect and sympathy, capturing a culture untouched by civilisation and vanishing along with the wilderness lying beneath the dramatic peaks of the Snow Mountains.
Description : Children's ministry can be fun and meaningful when you use these incredibly creative resources from Godprints--"The Most Creative Children's Ministry Resource Ever!" Every activity helps kids learn what God is like and how to become more like Him! That's why we say - these are Resources That Leave a Godprint!
Description : The story is set on the planet Ilici and tells the age old story of good versus evil. The Walls was built eon ago when the Dark Lord Silo attempted to bring all of Ilici under his and his dark god domination. The dark Lord attempts were defeated in a climactic battle after a war which lasted 10 years. He was driven back into his lands and to stop him from once more bringing war and grief to the other nations of Ilici a great Wall was built across the only pass through the mountains that imprisons him into his own land. For him to fulfil his dark God desire, he must find a way to overcome the Wall. Opposing him is not only the Wall but an Alliance of Nation, led by King Ironsides, who is determine to defend the Wall, but also to end his hold on the unfortunate Nation of Hakionery. Help come from a surprising quarter when a prisoner, Maddinton, falsely accused of treason escapes from the hell of the cooper mine he has been imprison in. The floor of the mine shaft he was in collapse throwing him into a labyrinth of old tunnels only to be rescued by the Gomers, a race of dwarfs, master craftsmen in stone. It was these dwarfs who had help the first alliance build the Wall. With their help Maddinton was finally able to escape labyrinth he had found himself in. News had reached King Ironsides that the Wall was under attack from huge siege weapons. Would Ironsides and his army reach the wall in time? Maddinton wife, Malien, having lost her Husband and young Son following her arrest now finds herself falling in love with the very man who was the author of her predicament. The Lord Silo.
Description : A middle-aged woman awakens to find she is the last living person on Earth after a nuclear apocalypse, and, accompanied by her dog, begins the process of survival and self-renewal.
Description : Everyone has heard of the Great Wall of China and knows of Hadrian's Wall and the other barriers lining stretches of Rome's imperial frontiers. But Peter Spring's original new study demonstrates that far from being exceptional, the building of walls and other linear defences was commonplace among the peoples and states of pre-modern era. He finds examples virtually all across the globe and analyses their forms and strategic functions. He finds patterns for their distribution, an important recurrent theme being the divide between settled agriculture and nomads. The author argues that it is mistaken to view such undertakings as necessarily purely defensive measures that might be evidence of insecurity or a 'maginot line mentality', as they were in fact often about aggressive assertion of control over a region or strategic routes. This original and thought-provoking study brings new light and insight to a fascinating and neglected aspect of human political and military history. It The clear text is supported by numerous, specially drawn maps and photographs.
Description : In this wise and lyrical book about landscapes of the desert and the mind, Edward Abbey guides us beyond the wall of the city and asphalt belting of superhighways to special pockets of wilderness that stretch from the interior of Alaska to the dry lands of Mexico.
Description : When the author John Douglas Foster was wounded while serving in Vietnam during the 1968 Tet Offensive, he received more than a piece of metal in his body-- haunting memories of comrades opened his soul in a quest to learn more about those who didnt return. Sketching a fascinating portrait of the lives of those who fought and died valiantly, Foster pens a riveting and gut-wrenching read in Heroes from the Wall. A clear-eyed tale of truly honorable individuals who were not just mere names, numbers and statistics, Heroes from the Wall ensures that these unsung heroes will never be forgotten by future generations who didnt know them on the battlefield. Foster seamlessly captures their quirks of personality, playful antics, heroic actions, compassion and care for others, their caring and sharing with their comrades, tender concern for their family, and affirmation of life while engulfed in places of death. Leaving readers with a newfound respect for the nameless heroes upon turning the pages, Foster writes with candor and resonating tone.