An author’s walk “from source to sea along the Ouse in Sussex is a meandering, meditative delight” drawing on history, literature, and the river itself (The Guardian, UK). In To The River, author Olivia Laing embarks on a weeklong, midsummer odyssey along the banks of the River Ouse in Sussex, England, from its source near Haywards Heath to the sea, where it empties into the Channel at Newhaven. More than sixty years after Virginia Woolf drowned herself in the River Ouse, Laing still finds inspiration and guidance in the author’s abiding presence. Through cow pastures, woods, and neighborhood streets, Laing’s meandering walk occasions a profound and haunting reflection on histories both personal and cultural, and on landscapes both physical and emotional. Along the way, she explores the roles that rivers play in human lives, tracing their intricate flow through literature, mythology and folklore. Lyrical and stirring, To the River is a passionate investigation into how history resides in a landscape - and how ghosts never quite leave the places they love. “Magical…By turns lyrical, melancholic and exultant, To the River just makes you want to follow Olivia Laing all the way to the sea.”—Daily Telegraph, UK
Our lives are mostly composed of ordinary reality—the flow of moment-to-moment existence. In this anthropological study of the Amazon’s Mehinaku Indians, the author achieves an understanding of this part of reality by both observing various aspects of their experience and by relating how these different facets come to play in a stream of ordinary consciousness, a walk to the river. In this way, abstract schemata such as ‘cosmology,’ ‘sociality,’ ‘gender,’ and the ‘everyday’ are understood as they are actually lived.
The exciting and challenging game of Texas HoldEm Poker is gaining more followers dailyboth young and oldwho enjoy competing, bluffing, and most of all, winning. In this guidebook for both novice and experienced poker players, an avid poker player combines his knowledge of the game with his expertise regarding stats and probabilities to provide all possible outcomes of the cards, ultimately helping poker players around the world improve their chances of winning. Sam Habash has been playing poker since he was a young boy, but in the last ten years, has focused mainly on improving his Texas HoldEm game. He draws on his ability to gather and analyze statistics to provide poker players with probabilities and payback information. While offering little-known statistics like the likelihood of having an ace or king show up in a hand (62%) or the odds of receiving a pair (6%), Habash leads players through many different scenarios like the chances of receiving a second pair, flush draw, or complete straight. The expert advice offered in this unique reference manual will help any poker player gain the extra advantage to come out ahead in their next game of Texas HoldEm!
Return to the River will describe a new ecosystem-based approach to the restoration of salmon and steelhead populations in the Columbia River, once one of the most productive river basins for anadromous salmonids on the west coast of North America. The approach of this work has broad applicability to all recovery efforts throughout the northern hemisphere and general applicability to fisheries and aquatic restoration efforts throughout the world. The Pacific Northwest is now embroiled in a major public policy debate over the management and restoration of Pacific salmon. The outcome of the debate has the potential to affect major segments of the region's economy - river transportation, hydroelectric production, irrigated agriculture, urban growth, commercial and sport fisheries, etc. This debate, centered as it is on the salmon in all the rivers, has created a huge demand for information. The book will be a powerful addition to that debate. A 15 year collaboration by a diverse group of scientists working on the management and recovery of salmon, steelhead trout, and wildlife populations in the Pacific Northwest Includes over 200 figures, with four-color throughout the book Discusses complex issues such as habitat degradation, juvenile survival through the hydrosystem, the role of artificial production, and harvest reform
Sixty extraordinary portrait photographs, accompanied by a musical CD containing eighteen tracks by some of Iowa's finest musicians and songwriters, capture Iowa's vibrant, live music scene in a study of such artists as Dave Moore, Bo Ramsey, David Zollo, Pieta Brown, and Greg Brown.
An Amazon adventure set in the wilderness of Brazil, Journey to the River Sea is filled with mystery and memorable characters. It is 1910 and Maia, tragically orphaned at thirteen, has been sent from England to start a new life with distant relatives in Manaus, hundreds of miles up the Amazon. She is accompanied by an eccentric and mysterious governess who has secret reasons of her own for making the journey. Both soon discover an exotic world bursting with new experiences in Journey to the River Sea, Eva Ibbotson's highly colourful, joyous adventure. Winner of the Smarties Gold Medal. Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award.
This series of delightful storybooks is a flexible resource designed to help teachers engage and motivate young learners in the classroom ─ an ideal way to support children in the early stages of learning English. Beautiful illustrations appeal to children and introduce them to the enjoyment of reading. Language is carefully chosen so that children learn simple but natural structures and vocabulary, and repetition of words builds children's confidence in listening and speaking. Each storybook features a list of the key vocabulary, in the order in which it appears in the book, with German translations.
Rumba on the River presents a snapshot of an era when the currents of tradition and modernization collided to produce a unique music along the banks of the Congo River. It is the story of twin capitals engulfed in political struggle, and the vibrant new music that flowered amidst the ferment.