People of the Desert and Sea

Author: Richard Stephen Felger
Publisher: Century Collection
ISBN: 0816534756
Release Date: 2016-10-11
Genre: Science

"People of the Desert and Sea is one of those books that should not have to wait a generation or two to be considered a classic. A feast for the eye as well as the mind, this ethnobotany of the Seri Indians of Sonora represents the most detailed exploration of plant use by a hunting-and-gathering people to date. . . . Scholarship in the best sense of the term--precise without being pedantic, exhaustive without exhausting its readers."--Journal of Arizona History "To read and gaze through this elegantly illustrated book is to be exposed, as if through a work of science fiction, to an astonishing and unknown cultural world."--North Dakota Quarterly

Leaving the Desert

Author: Pauline Edward
Publisher: Desert Lily Publications
ISBN: 0981043321
Release Date: 2010-11-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

After completing a first reading of A Course in Miracles, the most challenging read of her life, the author exclaimed, Never again! Yet, she knew that if she were to make real progress with her lifelong spiritual quest, she would need a thorough understanding of the Course s unique thought system. So, back to school she went the school of life, that is. Though a seasoned seeker, never did she anticipate the dark nights she would encounter along the journey, nor the gift of grace that would pull her through. Readers will delight in the same profound spiritual insight, candour, humour and lively writing style as found in Making Peace with God. This book is a wonderful companion for both new and seasoned students of A Course in Miracles. "

The Glass Castle

Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439156964
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

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Release Date: 1970-06
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.

The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy

Author: Douglas Adams
Publisher:
ISBN: 1509860142
Release Date: 2017-09-07
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A special edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams reissued with a bright retro design to celebrate Pan's 70th anniversary. It's an ordinary Thursday morning for Arthur Dent until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly afterwards to make way for a new hyperspace bypass and his best friend has just announced that he's an alien. At this moment, they're hurtling through space with nothing but their towels and an innocuous-looking book inscribed in large, friendly letters with the words: DON'T PANIC.An international phenomenon and a pop-culture classic, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has been a radio show, TV series, stage play, comic book and film, and is a work of true comic genius. It was the first Pan Original to sell more than one million copies.

Desert Dark

Author: Sonja Stone
Publisher:
ISBN: 0823437663
Release Date: 2017-01-30
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

At Desert Mountain Academy, sixteen-year-old Nadia Riley begins a punishing routine to become an undercover CIA agent, but when a double-agent is reported on campus, she is the top suspect.

Wild

Author: Cheryl Strayed
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307476074
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again.

The Moon Dragon The Secrets of Droon 26

Author: Tony Abbott
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545418393
Release Date: 2016-02-23
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

With nearly 2 million books in print, this Little Apple series is H-O-T, hot. The SECRET is out -- DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about! There's no place like home! Eric and his friends have finally restored the Rainbow Stairs, but that was the easy part. Now Gethwing is loose in the Upper World, and the Moon Dragon is causing big trouble. Eric, Julie, and Neal have to protect their town, but they're up against mysterious creatures, strangely-behaving parents, and powerful magic. Can the kids stop Gethwing before he destroys the Upper World -- for good?

Sowing Seeds in the Desert

Author: Masanobu Fukuoka
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603585224
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Gardening

Argues that the Earth's deteriorating condition is man-made and outlines a way for the process to be reversed by rehabilitating the deserts using natural farming.

The Wisdom of the Desert

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Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811201023
Release Date: 1970
Genre: Philosophy

The Wisdom of the Desert was one of Thomas Merton's favorites among his own books--surely because he had hoped to spend his last years as a hermit.

Empire of the Summer Moon

Author: S. C. Gwynne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416597155
Release Date: 2010-05-25
Genre: History

In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all. S.C. Gwynne’s Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches. Although readers may be more familiar with the tribal names Apache and Sioux, it was in fact the legendary fighting ability of the Comanches that determined just how and when the American West opened up. Comanche boys became adept bareback riders by age six; full Comanche braves were considered the best horsemen who ever rode. They were so masterful at war and so skillful with their arrows and lances that they stopped the northern drive of colonial Spain from Mexico and halted the French expansion westward from Louisiana. White settlers arriving in Texas from the eastern United States were surprised to find the frontier being rolled backward by Comanches incensed by the invasion of their tribal lands. So effective were the Comanches that they forced the creation of the Texas Rangers and account for the advent of the new weapon specifically designed to fight them: the six-gun. The war with the Comanches lasted four decades, in effect holding up the development of the new American nation. Gwynne’s exhilarating account delivers a sweeping narrative that encompasses Spanish colonialism, the Civil War, the destruction of the buffalo herds, and the arrival of the railroads—a historical feast for anyone interested in how the United States came into being. Against this backdrop Gwynne presents the compelling drama of Cynthia Ann Parker, a lovely nine-year-old girl with cornflower-blue eyes who was kidnapped by Comanches from the far Texas frontier in 1836. She grew to love her captors and became infamous as the "White Squaw" who refused to return until her tragic capture by Texas Rangers in 1860. More famous still was her son Quanah, a warrior who was never defeated and whose guerrilla wars in the Texas Panhandle made him a legend. S. C. Gwynne’s account of these events is meticulously researched, intellectually provocative, and, above all, thrillingly told. Empire of the Summer Moon announces him as a major new writer of American history.