Author: Sanjeev Sanyal
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2012-11-15
DID THE GREAT FLOOD OF INDIAN LEGEND ACTUALLY HAPPEN? WHY DID THE BUDDHA WALK TO SARNATH TO GIVE HIS FIRST SERMON? HOW DID THE EUROPEANS MAP INDIA? The history of any country begins with its geography. With sparkling wit and intelligence, Sanjeev Sanyal sets off to explore India and look at how the country’s history was shaped by, among other things, its rivers, mountains and cities. Traversing remote mountain passes, visiting ancient archaeological sites, crossing rivers in shaky boats and immersing himself in old records and manuscripts, he considers questions about Indian history that we rarely ask: Why do Indians call their country Bharat? How did the British build the railways across the subcontinent? Why was the world’s highest mountain named after George Everest? Moving from the geological beginnings of the subcontinent to present-day Gurgaon, Land of the Seven Rivers is riveting, wry and full of surprises. It is the most entertaining history of India you will ever read.
Author: Ben Aaronovitch
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
Release Date: 2012-03-01
»Können Sie beweisen, dass Sie tot sind?« Peter Grant ist Police Constable in London mit einer ausgeprägten Begabung fürs Magische. Was seinen Vorgesetzten nicht entgeht. Auftritt Thomas Nightingale, Polizeiinspektor und außerdem der letzte Zauberer Englands. Er wird Peter in den Grundlagen der Magie ausbilden. Ein Mord in Covent Garden führt den frischgebackenen Zauberlehrling Peter auf die Spur eines Schauspielers, der vor 200 Jahren an dieser Stelle den Tod fand. »Mein Name ist Peter Grant. Ich bin seit Neuestem Police Constable und Zauberlehrling, der erste seit fünfzig Jahren. Mein Leben ist dadurch um einiges komplizierter geworden. Jetzt muss ich mich mit einem Nest von Vampiren in Purley herumschlagen, einen Waffenstillstand zwischen Themsegott und Themsegöttin herbeiführen, Leichen in Covent Garden ausgraben. Ziemlich anstrengend, kann ich Ihnen sagen – und der Papierkram!«
Selten zuvor hat ein Bühnenkünstler seine eigene Geschichte mit solch einer Kraft und solch einem lodernden Feuer niedergeschrieben. Wie viele seiner Songs (“Thunder Road”, “Badlands”, “Darkness on the Edge of Town", “The River”, “Born in the U.S.A.", “The Rising" oder “The Ghost of Tom Joad”, um ein paar wenige zu erwähnen) ist Bruce Springsteens Autobiografie geprägt von der Lyrik eines einzigartigen Songwriters und der Weisheit eines Mannes, der ausgiebig über sein Leben nachgedacht hat.
Three mountains and the seven rivers is a collection of 56 essays to felicitate the sixtieth birthday of Doctor Musashi Techikawa, Professor at Aichi gakuin University in Nagoya. This volume consist of thirteen Sections; (1) Ancient Geography, (2) Buddhism, (3) Madhyamika, (4) Iconography, (5) Jainism, (6) Logic, (7) Poetics, (9) Social Practice, (10) Tibetan Themes, (11) Vedanta and Mimamsa, (12) Samkhya and Yoga and (13) Tantrism. these saetions throw new light on enduring themes in Indian studies as well as raises fresh issues.
Merriam Press Modern History 2. First Edition (June 2012). This is Kunito Okamura's story of how his parents survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. He was born after the war, and witnessed the re-birth of Hiroshima. This book is based on the story told by his parents about their tough experiences of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima. Though the story was about the cruel tragedy, it was not intended to blame anyone. He felt that such a sad history of war should be passed on to the coming generations so as not to repeat such a senseless thing ever again. Also what drove him to this work was the people's dedication to Hiroshima's recovery by helping each other. Their vivid faces in contrast to their shabby clothing were branded into his young brain despite their sad fate of losing houses and families. Their faces looked rather shining because of the hope and dream for their and Japan's bright future. 49 photos, 4 maps.
It is 1963 when a half-breed twelve-year-old from Ohio decides to follow through with a daredevil move that leaves him injured and at the bottom of a sand pit. A short time later, after his rescue, the boy recovers in bed—a captive audience to another one of his Grandma Wick’s stories. With an Indian smoking pipe firmly wedged between her teeth, Grandma Wick leads the boy back into the 1800’s as she spins this fascinating tale about a Shawnee Indian girl and her life with her people. Ciicothe worked as a slave and abolitionist who eventually assimilated into the white world while displaying an unending love for her family. With additional insight from his Grandma Lu, the story ultimately reveals dark, long-held family secrets that include a shocking revelation about the first assassination of a United States president. Ciicothe’s Seven Rivers shares the tale of a half-Native American boy whose grandmothers weave the legend of a Shawnee woman that ultimately unveils his lineage and dark family secrets.
Warner Rebry thinks girls are weird and annoying. Whenever they're around he can't help but get irritated. Why do they talk so much? Why do they ask so many questions? Why won't they just shut up? When he gets stuck on a two week holiday from hell with Bethany, the weirdest girl in town and they are forced to get to know each other better, Warner finds out just how strange she really is. Caught off guard and completely unaware, Warner is dragged down into a dark, dangerous world completely unknown to him. Unsure of whether Bethany can be trusted, he must rely only on his instincts, head, and strength and stay one step ahead to keep her from figuring out his plan and leading him deeper into a darkness he may not be able to return from.
Author: Douglas Stewart
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
'Though there is a chapter about swordfish in this book, another about snapper, and even a piece about pig hunting,' wrote Douglas Stewart, '[this] is mostly a book about trout-fishing...I wrote it simply for the pleasure of going fishing again in retrospect along my favourite rivers.' Douglas Stewart loved fishing, but it was the wiley trout that haunted his dreams. Bringing a poet's eye, a sense of whimsy and a generosity of spirit to this classic and celebratory account of fly-fishing in Australia and New Zealand, Stewart proves that even the ones that got away are worth writing about.
Author: Bruce Nightingale
Publisher: The Radcliffe Press
Release Date: 1996-09-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
This survey of a career overseeing cultural relations on behalf on the British Council provides an insight into the practical business of building cultural bridges and supplying philanthropic assistance. Bruce Nightingale joined the British Council in 1965, but had spent the previous nine years gaining overseas experience, including a period as a district officer in the Colonial Service in Nigeria. His postings abroad included Malawi during the first six years of independence, Japan in the year of "Expo '70", Malaysia in its new industrializing phase, and Romania during its rapid decline. Service in London, in charge of the Council's film and video operations, was followed by Finland, and finally, by Ethiopia during the climax of the civil war and its aftermath. He retired in 1992.