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Yosemite National Park: The History of Californ...
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Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space. (Ansel Adams) "Some of the natural world is appealing, some of it is terrifying, and some of it grosses us out. Modern people don't want to be dropped naked into a swamp. We want to tour Yosemite with our water bottles and G.P.S. devices. The natural world is a source of happiness and fulfillment, but only when prescribed in the right doses." (Paul Bloom) "If for a moment you are inclined to regard these taluses as mere draggled, chaotic dumps, climb to the top of one of them, and run down without any haggling, puttering hesitation, boldly jumping from boulder to boulder with even speed. You will then find your feet playing a tune, and quickly discover the music and poetry of these magnificent rock piles - a fine lesson; and all Nature's wildness tells the same story - the shocks and outbursts of earthquakes, volcanoes, geysers, roaring, thundering waves and floods, the silent uprush of sap in plants, storms of every sort - each and all are the orderly beauty-making love-beats of Nature's heart." (John Muir) The United States is full of natural wonders, but few remain unspoiled by man as much as Yosemite National Park: a 750,000-square-acre park near the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Despite being inhabited by people for nearly 3,000 years, the relatively remote spot helped ensure that even as America expanded west, the Yosemite area avoided being settled or exploited like so many other areas on the frontier. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Diane Lehman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033410/bk_acx0_033410_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Tomóchic Blood
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Variable winds carry the stench of burned flesh up to the promontory where I, General José María Rangel, sit atop my nervous horse. It occurs to me that the smell is not unlike that of an asado I sampled in Buenos Aires some years ago. Meat, after all, is meat, whether animal or human. From time to time the animal beneath me shies and dances when a rolling cloud reaches high enough to engulf us. Below, the village of Tomóchic smolders, nearly leveled. The last stronghold was the church. I see smoke billowing out of its windows and around the steeple, signaling the end of the last of them, as if they could win a challenge against me and my mission to rid the north of insurgent vermin. No, we will not honor the village corpses. Those not incinerated will be left to rot. It will be a lesson. Another lesson. * * * Tomóchic Blood At the turn of the nineteenth century, each of the countries of North America--Canada, the United States and Mexico--determined to crush opposition throughout their lands with military force, if need be. InManitoba, Louis Riel, the leader of the Métis, was hanged in 1885. The massacre by the US Cavalry of the Sioux at Wounded Knee in the Dakotas took place in 1890. And in the Sierra Madre of Mexico, the village of Tomóchic in Chihuahua was razed by federal troops in 1892. The Métis, the Indians, and the Mestizos incurred the wrath of their governments by defying attempts make them surrender their lands, their cultures, and their autonomy. There were survivors, however, those who escaped the devastation and those who are descendants and relatives of the victims. The spirit of self-determination yet lives among them. This is a story of one lone writer and teacher who did not abandon the demand for justice.

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Donner Party Cookbook
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Like thousands of other pioneers the families who were part of the 1846 Donner-Reed wagon train headed west in search of new opportunities. But this group instead found untold hardship and an immortal place in the annals of Western history. Terry Del Bene, a retired archaelogist, puts an interesting spin on the tale of the ill-fated Donner Party expedition. Documenting the historic wagon trip across America to the untimely fate met by the travelers in the high Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, Del Bene provides the reader with not only a history lesson but also recipes of the day. Del Bene shares his knowledge of 19th century foods and cooking methods, and adds some ideas for hosting your own Donner party event. This is an informative and entertaining look at the food and cooking methods used by those early American travelers.

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Tomochic Blood
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Variable winds carry the stench of burned flesh up to the promontory where I, General José María Rangel, sit atop my nervous horse. It occurs to me that the smell is not unlike that of an asado I sampled in Buenos Aires some years ago. Meat, after all, is meat, whether animal or human. From time to time the animal beneath me shies and dances when a rolling cloud reaches high enough to engulf us. Below, the village of Tomóchic smolders, nearly leveled. The last stronghold was the church. I see smoke billowing out of its windows and around the steeple, signaling the end of the last of them, as if they could win a challenge against me and my mission to rid the north of insurgent vermin. No, we will not honor the village corpses. Those not incinerated will be left to rot. It will be a lesson. Another lesson. * * * Tomóchic Blood At the turn of the nineteenth century, each of the countries of North America--Canada, the United States and Mexico--determined to crush opposition throughout their lands with military force, if need be. InManitoba, Louis Riel, the leader of the Métis, was hanged in 1885. The massacre by the US Cavalry of the Sioux at Wounded Knee in the Dakotas took place in 1890. And in the Sierra Madre of Mexico, the village of Tomóchic in Chihuahua was razed by federal troops in 1892. The Métis, the Indians, and the Mestizos incurred the wrath of their governments by defying attempts make them surrender their lands, their cultures, and their autonomy. There were survivors, however, those who escaped the devastation and those who are descendants and relatives of the victims. The spirit of self-determination yet lives among them. This is a story of one lone writer and teacher who did not abandon the demand for justice.

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Return to Africa
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Return to Africa - a Journal Return to Africa - a Journal by Esther Megill reads alternately like a journal, a travelogue, a geography lesson, a history lesson, a staff report, and personal letters written home. It is all of these. Even stronger is the feeling that on that journey, the author is 'going back home' to countries, a continent, and peoples she grew to love years earlier, and continues to love. As one reader of the manuscript commented, Return to Africa is an historical account of this period in time (1968-1980 and 1989-90) in several countries and churches in Africa. It is an account (rich with photographs) that might otherwise have been lost. Part One covers staff work visits to Algeria and Tunisia in North Africa, including carefully documented background and current information on each area, and the Christian Mission in those countries. The following chapters provide the author's introduction to United Methodist work in Nigeria., and Liberia, and a return to Sierra Leone where she had previously served as a missionary. Part Two focuses on Ghana . In addition to valuable information on the country, the author tells of her own experience of teaching Christian Education at Trinity Theological College in Legon from 1973-1980. Part Three. In 1989, after retirement from work in the North Mississippi Conference of The United Methodist Church the author returned to Africa for a year of volunteer work - including a trip 'home' to Sierra Leone for a few months of teaching, followed by working visits to Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia and Kenya. A stop in Egypt before she continued her trip around the world completed her 'Return to Africa.' Come aboard for the journey! -Elaine Gasser

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Samuel Johnson of Yorubaland, 1846-1901
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This study aims to understand how the nineteenth-century African agent of mission appropriated change without losing cultural integrity. Drawing essentially from the contexts that produced the man, from Sierra Leone to the Yoruba country, the study shows Samuel Johnson as embodying the opportunities and ambivalence that progressively accompanied Yoruba contact with Britain in the people’s war-weary century of change. Largely influenced by German missionaries in the British mission environment of Yorubaland, Johnson had confidence in the bright prospect the missionary message held for his people. This propelled him into a struggle to relieve the distressed country from its woes and to preserve the fading memory of its people. In an age of renewed cultural ferment called globalization, could Johnson offer a lesson in how to appropriate change? This is the concern of this volume.

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MacOS Support Essentials 10.12 - Apple Pro Trai...
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Apple Pro Training Series: macOS Support Essentials 10.12 The Apple-Certified Way to Learn This is the official curriculum of the macOS Support Essentials 10.12 course and preparation for Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP) 10.12 certification-as well as a top-notch primer for anyone who needs to support, troubleshoot, or optimize macOS Sierra. The only Apple-certified book on the market, this guide is designed for support technicians, help desk specialists, and ardent Mac users and takes you deep inside the macOS Sierra operating system. You'll find in-depth, step-by-step instruction on everything from installing and configuring macOS Sierra to managing networks and system administration-all on your way to preparing for the industry-standard ACSP certification. Covers updated system utilities and new features of macOS Sierra, including Siri and Optimized Storage. Features authoritative explanations of underlying technologies, troubleshooting, system administration, and much more. Focused lessons take you step by step through practical, real-world tasks. Lesson files and bonus material available for download-including lesson review questions to help prepare you for the Apple certification exam. Web Edition provides full text of the book available online as part of our Content Update Program with revised content for significant software updates.

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Tomóchic Blood
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Variable winds carry the stench of burned flesh up to the promontory where I, General José María Rangel, sit atop my nervous horse. It occurs to me that the smell is not unlike that of an asado I sampled in Buenos Aires some years ago. Meat, after all, is meat, whether animal or human. From time to time the animal beneath me shies and dances when a rolling cloud reaches high enough to engulf us. Below, the village of Tomóchic smolders, nearly leveled. The last stronghold was the church. I see smoke billowing out of its windows and around the steeple, signaling the end of the last of them, as if they could win a challenge against me and my mission to rid the north of insurgent vermin. No, we will not honor the village corpses. Those not incinerated will be left to rot. It will be a lesson. Another lesson. * * * Tomóchic Blood At the turn of the nineteenth century, each of the countries of North America--Canada, the United States and Mexico--determined to crush opposition throughout their lands with military force, if need be. InManitoba, Louis Riel, the leader of the Métis, was hanged in 1885. The massacre by the US Cavalry of the Sioux at Wounded Knee in the Dakotas took place in 1890. And in the Sierra Madre of Mexico, the village of Tomóchic in Chihuahua was razed by federal troops in 1892. The Métis, the Indians, and the Mestizos incurred the wrath of their governments by defying attempts make them surrender their lands, their cultures, and their autonomy. There were survivors, however, those who escaped the devastation and those who are descendants and relatives of the victims. The spirit of self-determination yet lives among them. This is a story of one lone writer and teacher who did not abandon the demand for justice.

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Return to Africa
34,99 € *
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Return to Africa - a Journal Return to Africa - a Journal by Esther Megill reads alternately like a journal, a travelogue, a geography lesson, a history lesson, a staff report, and personal letters written home. It is all of these. Even stronger is the feeling that on that journey, the author is 'going back home' to countries, a continent, and peoples she grew to love years earlier, and continues to love. As one reader of the manuscript commented, Return to Africa is an historical account of this period in time (1968-1980 and 1989-90) in several countries and churches in Africa. It is an account (rich with photographs) that might otherwise have been lost. Part One covers staff work visits to Algeria and Tunisia in North Africa, including carefully documented background and current information on each area, and the Christian Mission in those countries. The following chapters provide the author's introduction to United Methodist work in Nigeria., and Liberia, and a return to Sierra Leone where she had previously served as a missionary. Part Two focuses on Ghana . In addition to valuable information on the country, the author tells of her own experience of teaching Christian Education at Trinity Theological College in Legon from 1973-1980. Part Three. In 1989, after retirement from work in the North Mississippi Conference of The United Methodist Church the author returned to Africa for a year of volunteer work - including a trip 'home' to Sierra Leone for a few months of teaching, followed by working visits to Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia and Kenya. A stop in Egypt before she continued her trip around the world completed her 'Return to Africa.' Come aboard for the journey! -Elaine Gasser

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