The Lost Aztec Mines

Author: Jack Lamb
Publisher:
ISBN: 1520928203
Release Date: 2017-03-26
Genre:

The Lost Aztec Mines is the second book in The Art and Artifacts of Adventure series, including the following volumes:Time Travelers into a Forgotten Land (Book One)The Lost Aztec Mines (Book Two)A Mythic Mayan Meander (Book Three)Extreme Living (Book Four)The four books in The Art and Artifacts of Adventure series, containing over 600 color photographs in all, relate adventures experienced when we set forth on an archaeological expedition to explore obsidian mines concealed since the Aztec abandoned them on the upper reaches of an 18,500-foot volcano in the eastern Mexican highlands. Since the books in this series narrate the account of a real-life adventure, they are set in the form and genre of an adventure novel. And while the author admits to enhancing the narrative for dramatic effect, the escapades and adventures we experienced and survived did in fact happen as described therein.Led by Terry Stocker, an archaeologist adept at getting us into one bizarre predicament after another, we traveled twelve thousand miles across Mesoamerica as well as through history, examining the wonders of the ancient world while traversing a modern world rife with war, poverty and genocide. Although our objective was to explore the lost Aztec mines Stocker discovered a decade earlier; our journey provided us the opportunity to investigate the artifacts left behind by the civilizations that rose to prominence and fell to ruin during the millennia prior to Columbus' arrival in the New World. Along the way, we interacted with the descendants of these same great civilizations; people struggling to exist and survive in a world not of their own making or choosing, imposed on them by the Spanish conquistadores and their progeny. Our archaeological objectives gave our expedition direction and focus, and kept us moving from one place to another across a wide range of topographies including snowcapped mountains, volcanoes, coastal swamps and primordial rainforests. That said; archaeology is just the framework supporting the real story within these pages about the incredible adventures we shared as we traveled in Mexico and Central America. For from the beginning, we were pulled into a chain of bizarre escapades ranging from the anecdotal to the audacious forcing us to act and react creatively to unfamiliar situations and circumstance, sometimes in order to extricate ourselves from dangers and difficulties, and other times simply to survive. This is the actual focus of the series; as my friends and I learn the Art of Adventure through unanticipated happenstance; and came to terms with how the Artifacts of our adventures affected us. Imagine what it must be like to experience people and places, and situations and settings where a challenging adventure confronts you each day. The upwelling rush is intense to be sure; and the enduring sensations can often be extreme. Now add persistent peril and the intensity multiplies exponentially. This is extreme living at its best; and precisely how we short-lived humans can cram more than one lifetime into the brief lifespans we live.So the underlying theme of The Art and Artifacts of Adventure series is learning to experience adventure until adventuring becomes elevated to a high art form, where one might squeeze out every last drop of existentiality from events occurring in our lives. But experiencing an adventure is not just a thrilling rollercoaster of a joyride without ramifications or a price to pay. For an adventure, just like a human life, births repercussions consequential to the actions we take as we live and endure; artifacts if you will created and left behind as surely as the remnants and ruins of the civilizations of Mesoamerican antiquity.

A Mythic Mayan Meander

Author: Jack Lamb
Publisher:
ISBN: 1520939507
Release Date: 2017-03-27
Genre:

A Mythic Mayan Meander is the third book in The Art and Artifacts of Adventure series, including the following volumes:Time Travelers into a Forgotten Land (Book One)The Lost Aztec Mines (Book Two)A Mythic Mayan Meander (Book Three)Extreme Living (Book Four)The four books in The Art and Artifacts of Adventure series, containing over 600 color photographs in all, relate adventures experienced when we set forth on an archaeological expedition to explore obsidian mines concealed since the Aztec abandoned them on the upper reaches of an 18,500-foot volcano in the eastern Mexican highlands. Since the books in this series narrate the account of a real-life adventure, they are set in the form and genre of an adventure novel. And while the author admits to enhancing the narrative for dramatic effect, the escapades and adventures we experienced and survived did in fact happen as described therein.Led by Terry Stocker, an archaeologist adept at getting us into one bizarre predicament after another, we traveled twelve thousand miles across Mesoamerica as well as through history, examining the wonders of the ancient world while traversing a modern world rife with war, poverty and genocide. Although our objective was to explore the lost Aztec mines Stocker discovered a decade earlier; our journey provided us the opportunity to investigate the artifacts left behind by the civilizations that rose to prominence and fell to ruin during the millennia prior to Columbus' arrival in the New World. Along the way, we interacted with the descendants of these same great civilizations; people struggling to exist and survive in a world not of their own making or choosing, imposed on them by the Spanish conquistadores and their progeny. Our archaeological objectives gave our expedition direction and focus, and kept us moving from one place to another across a wide range of topographies including snowcapped mountains, volcanoes, coastal swamps and primordial rainforests. That said; archaeology is just the framework supporting the real story within these pages about the incredible adventures we shared as we traveled in Mexico and Central America. For from the beginning, we were pulled into a chain of bizarre escapades ranging from the anecdotal to the audacious forcing us to act and react creatively to unfamiliar situations and circumstance, sometimes in order to extricate ourselves from dangers and difficulties, and other times simply to survive. This is the actual focus of the series; as my friends and I learn the Art of Adventure through unanticipated happenstance; and came to terms with how the Artifacts of our adventures affected us. Imagine what it must be like to experience people and places, and situations and settings where a challenging adventure confronts you each day. The upwelling rush is intense to be sure; and the enduring sensations can often be extreme. Now add persistent peril and the intensity multiplies exponentially. This is extreme living at its best; and precisely how we short-lived humans can cram more than one lifetime into the brief lifespans we live.So the underlying theme of The Art and Artifacts of Adventure series is learning to experience adventure until adventuring becomes elevated to a high art form, where one might squeeze out every last drop of existentiality from events occurring in our lives. But experiencing an adventure is not just a thrilling rollercoaster of a joyride without ramifications or a price to pay. For an adventure, just like a human life, births repercussions consequential to the actions we take as we live and endure; artifacts if you will created and left behind as surely as the remnants and ruins of the civilizations of Mesoamerican antiquity.

St James Guide to Science Fiction Writers

Author: Jay P. Pederson
Publisher: St James Press
ISBN: UOM:39015023729836
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Literary Criticism

Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of prominent science-fiction authors, written by subject experts.

DIE ZEITMASCHINE

Author: H.G. Wells
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 9783743832299
Release Date: 2017-10-12
Genre: Fiction

Ein Untertan Ihrer Majestät Queen Victoria, der namenlose Zeitreisende, erzählt seinen Freunden von seiner Erfindung: einer Maschine, die Vor- und Rückwärtsbewegungen auf der Zeitachse, mithin also die Erforschung des Schicksals der menschlichen Spezies, ermöglicht. Während einer Demonstration entschwindet der Erfinder und taucht erst acht Tage später wieder auf. Wunderliches hat er zu berichten aus dem Jahr 802.701, wo für die kindlich-zutraulichen Eloi alle Menschheitsträume in Erfüllung gegangen zu sein scheinen. Doch die Idylle trügt ... H. G. Wells’ 1895 erschienener Roman wurde zum oft nachgeahmten, aber nie erreichten Vorbild: Mit ihm eröffnete der geniale Visionär die Reihe der in unserem Jahrhundert bedeutenden literarischen Anti-Utopien, die sich apokalyptischer Bilder bedient, um eine humane und gerechte Welt anzumahnen. Der Apex-Verlag veröffentlicht den Roman in der Übersetzung von Felix Paul Grewe, durchgesehen und dezent aktualisiert von Christian Dörge.

Library Journal

Author: Karl Brown
Publisher:
ISBN: 00000027
Release Date: 1977
Genre: Libraries

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Juniorlibraries, 1954-May 1961). Issued also separately.

Der Gesprungene Kristall

Author: R.A. Salvatore
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783641074920
Release Date: 2012-01-16
Genre: Fiction

Auf der Suche nach Frieden erreicht der Dunkelelf Drizzt Do’Urden das Eiswindtal, und tatsächlich findet er hier Freunde und ein Zuhause. Doch die Ruhe währt nicht lange. Denn der gesprungene Kristall, eines der mächtigsten magischen Artefakte der Welt, wurde gefunden. Jetzt überschwemmt sein Besitzer, ein von Dämonen verführter Zauberlehrling, das Eiswindtal mit seinen dunklen Horden. Nur Drizzt und seine Gefährten können sie noch aufhalten. Aber zuerst muss der Dunkelelf die Bewohner des Tals davon überzeugen, dass nicht er es ist, der sie bedroht ...

Der blinde M rder

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 9783492977449
Release Date: 2017-07-03
Genre: Fiction

Kanada, in den 1930er Jahren: Laura, fünfzehnjährige Tochter eines Fabrikanten, verfällt einem Gewerkschaftsagitator. Doch auch für ihre Schwester Iris verkörpert er das romantische Ideal eines Mannes. Als Laura von seinem Tod erfährt, begeht sie Selbstmord. Zurück bleibt ein Manuskript mit dem Titel »Der blinde Mörder«, das Laura postum berühmt macht. Aber ist sie wirklich die Autorin? Iris versucht Jahre später, sich rückblickend Klarheit über die Geschehnisse zu verschaffen.

Vacation travel guide

Author: Rand McNally and Company
Publisher:
ISBN: WISC:89058297524
Release Date: 1978
Genre: Travel

Covers 2,000 points of interest, U.S., Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands.