Author: Aldo Leopold
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Release Date: 1992-12-01
His name is inextricably linked with a single work, A Sand County Almanac, a classic of natural history literature and the conservationist's bible. This book brings together the best of Leopold's essays.
"This book covers the wisdom of words from the river Mother Ganga, that will give a real understanding in simple words and lines with important messages through experiences knowing the value of Rishikesh & Gangotri (Land of gods) and the wisdom of Yoga & Life. It has different lines under the realm of Universe, Nature, Human, Life Emotions, Motivations, Knowledge, Wisdom and finally the lines on ‘Who Am I’ that has the message of Swami Sundaranand Ji (90 year old living Yogi and Author of ‘HIMALAYA through the lens of a Sadhu’, who is the direct disciple of Swami Tapovan Maharaj Ji (Author of Wandering in the Himalayas) and Co-disciple of Swami Chinmayananda Ji who formed Chinmayanand Mission. This book is a real blessing from Mother Ganga to read. One must really find an opportunity to visit Rishikesh and Gangotri to get the blessings of Mother Ganga and know and learn the true value of Yoga wherever you are in the world. This book is all about bringing that awareness of these great places and the great wisdom. The learning and experiences from Vipasana Meditation (Buddhism), Yoga from great masters like Swami Atma Ji, Vipin Prasad Baloni and Gangesha Chaitanya from Rishikul Yogshala at Rishikesh and the experiences through Yoga while visiting cities and countries and discussing with people from different culture and facets hve helped to know more about the true value of the Indian traditional Wisdom of Yoga. Based on that learning, practices and experiences all these lines were coined at the foot of Mother Ganga every morning. The last part of the book ‘Who Am I?’ was written at Gangotri after visiting Gomukh - the origin of Mother Ganga. With deep humbleness and the blessings of Sundaranand Swami Ji, it is a joy to offer this book to all of you on the First International Yoga Day - 21st June 2015 to honor all great yogis who have carried this wisdom to us so far and ultimately by surrendering this book to the lotus feet of Mother Ganga. Blessings and Shivoham..!"
“Throughout her life my mother, Doris, lived in two places at once: Kingston, Jamaica, where she raised a family of nine children, and Harvey River, in the parish of Hanover, where she was born and grew up.” When Doris Harvey’s English grandfather, William Harvey, discovers a clearing at the end of a path cut by the feet of those running from slavery, he gives his name to what will become his family’s home for generations. For Doris, Harvey River is the place she always called home, the place where she was one of the “fabulous Harvey girls,” and where the rich local bounty of Lucea yams, pimentos, and mangoes went hand in hand with the Victorian niceties of her parents’ house. It is a place she will return to in dreams when her fortunes change, years later, and she and her husband, Marcus Goodison, relocate to “hard life” Kingston and encounter the harsh realities of urban living in close quarters. In Lorna Goodison’s spellbinding memoir of her forebears, we meet a cast of wonderfully drawn characters, including George O’Brian Wilson, the Irish patriarch of the family who married a Guinea woman after coming to Jamaica in the mid-1800s; Doris’s parents, Margaret and David, childhood sweethearts who became the first family of Harvey River; and their eight children, Cleodine, straight-backed and imperious; serious Albertha, called “Miss Jo” because she was missing all sense of joviality; beautiful Howard, who dies an early death; Rose, whose loveliness inspires devotion but whose own heart is never fulfilled; taxi-man Edmund, who yearns for the freedoms of the big city; Flavius, who spends his life searching for the true church of God; large-hearted, practical-minded Doris, whose bottomless cooking pot often feeds more than just her family; and vivacious, hard-headed Ann, whose gift of reading hair tells her the future. In lush, vivid prose, textured with the cadences of Creole speech, Lorna Goodison weaves together memory and mythology to create a vivid tapestry. She takes us deep into the heart of a complete world to tell a universal story of family and the ties that bind us to the place we call home. From the Hardcover edition.
Jamaica Kincaid's At the Bottom of the River... inspired, lyrical short stories Reading Jamaica Kincaid is to plunge, gently, into another way of seeing both the physical world and its elusive inhabitants. Her voice is, by turns, naively whimsical and biblical in its assurance, and it speaks of what is partially remembered partly divined. The memories often concern a childhood in the Caribbean--family, manners, and landscape--as distilled and transformed by Kincaid's special style and vision. Kincaid leads her readers to consider, as if for the first time, the powerful ties between mother and child; the beauty and destructiveness of nature; the gulf between the masculine and the feminine; the significance of familiar things--a house, a cup, a pen. Transfiguring our human form and our surroundings--shedding skin, darkening an afternoon, painting a perfect place--these stories tell us something we didn't know, in a way we hadn't expected.
Author: David Haberman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2006-09-10
Celebrated as an aquatic form of divinity for thousands of years, the Yamuna is one of India’s most sacred rivers. A prominent feature of north Indian culture, the Yamuna is conceptualized as a goddess flowing with liquid love—yet today it is severely polluted, the victim of fast-paced industrial development. This fascinating and beautifully written book investigates the stories, theology, and religious practices connected with this river goddess collected from texts written over several millennia, as well as from talks with pilgrims, priests, and worshippers who frequent the pilgrimage sites and temples located on her banks. David L. Haberman offers a detailed analysis of the environmental condition of the river and examines how religious practices are affected by its current pollution. He introduces Indian river environmentalism, a form of activism that is different in many ways from its western counterpart. River of Love in an Age of Pollution concludes with a consideration of the broader implications of the Yamuna’s plight and its effect on worldwide efforts to preserve our environment.
Author: Sandra Jackson-Opoku
Publisher: One World
Release Date: 2009-07-08
This astonishing novel takes us on a journey along the river of one family's history, carving a course across two centuries and three continents, from ancient Africa into today's America. Here, through the lives of Mother Africa's many daughters, we come to understand the real meaning of roots: the captive Proud Mary, who has been savagely punished for refusing to relinquish her child to slavery; Earlene, who witnesses her father's murder at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan; Big Momma, a modern-day matriarch who can make a woman of a girl; proud and sassy Cinnamon Brown, whose wild abandon hides a bitter loss; and smart, ambitious Alma, who is torn between the love of a man and the song of her soul. In The River Where Blood Is Born, the seen and unseen worlds are seamlessly joined--the spirit realms where the great river goddess and ancestor mothers watch over the lives of their descendants, both the living and those not yet born. Stringing beads of destiny, they work to lead one daughter back to her source. But what must Alma sacrifice to honor the River Mother's call? From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Rashmi Sanghi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-11-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering
There is a plethora of information available on the river Ganga in the form of books, blogs, articles, websites, videos. Unfortunately, most of the information about this famous river is in a scattered form and reproduced from unverified sources. This contributed volume is the first multi-author volume publication on this subject. The River Ganga includes a vast array of topics written by several authors of distinction. Topics include; hydrology, tributaries, water uses, and environmental features such as river water quality, aquatic and terrestrial flora/fauna, natural resources, ecological characteristics, sensitive environmental components and more. Part I gives a basic introduction of the Ganga river. The existing data and available information from various sources has been compiled in a pictorial fashion in the form of cmaps. Its cultural importance with changing times is also discussed. Part II looks at the rich biodiversity of the Ganga Basin. It gives a detailed description of the major floral and faunal biodiversity with special emphasis on the national aquatic animal dolphin and Sunderbans, the largest mangrove wetland in the world. Part III examines ‘The Ganga Water as it flows’. It focuses on the water quality as well as its associated challenges. Part IV looks at the complexities of issues confronting the river ‘Ganga in changing times’ be it snowmelt runoff, river bank erosion hazards and hydropower assessments; how the factors of population, poverty and pollution contribute to the fate of the river. Part IV touches on economic aspects derived from the river such as business opportunities and tourism.
Author: Ripley S. Hugo
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
This biography of the author of 13 celebrated novels is also Hugo's search for the writing life of a mother known to her children as a socially correct middle-class doctor's wife rather than as the ambitious novelist she was as well. 14 photos.
Author: Linda Ford
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Love Inspired Historical brings you four new titles for one great price, available now! This Love Inspired Historical box set includes Wagon Train Reunion by Linda Ford, An Unlikely Love by Dorothy Clark, From Boss to Bridegroom by Naomi Rawlings and The Doctor’s Undoing by Allie Pleiter. Look for 4 new inspirational suspense stories every month from Love Inspired Historical!