Time Travelers Into a Forgotten Land

Author: Jack Lamb
Publisher:
ISBN: 1520919506
Release Date: 2017-03-25
Genre:

Time Travelers into a Forgotten Land is the first 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.

Extreme Living

Author: Jack Lamb
Publisher:
ISBN: 1520942826
Release Date: 2017-03-30
Genre:

A Extreme Living is the fourth 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.

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?

The Time Machine

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher:
ISBN: 153306816X
Release Date: 2016-05-07
Genre:

A brilliant fantasy beyond conventional thought...Notice: This Book is published by Historical Books Limited (www.publicdomain.org.uk) as a Public Domain Book, if you have any inquiries, requests or need any help you can just send an email to [email protected] book is found as a public domain and free book based on various online catalogs, if you think there are any problems regard copyright issues please contact us immediately via [email protected]

The Routledge International Handbook of the Arts and Education

Author: Mike Fleming
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317586951
Release Date: 2014-11-27
Genre: Education

This International Handbook brings together leading writers on Arts in Education to provide a much-needed, authoritative guide to the main debates in the field and an informed account of contemporary developments in policy and practice. Providing a detailed overview of key concepts and practical challenges, the book combines theoretical insight with specific examples of innovative projects drawing on theoretical, historical and empirical research perspectives to inform understanding. The range of content highlights the breadth of the field, addressing such issues as the importance of community arts and partnership as well as school education, and providing insight into developments in multiple and connecting arts as well as traditional art forms. Topics such as assessment, creativity, cultural diversity, special needs, the arts in early childhood, adult education, arts based research, are all addressed by recognised authorities in each area. The collection of chapters also serves to define the field of arts education, recognising its diversity but highlighting the common elements that provide its identity. The collection addresses generic issues common to all the arts while acknowledging differences and recognising the dangers of over-generalisation. It also includes specific chapters on each of the art forms (visual art, dance, drama, literature, music, media arts) providing a cutting-edge analysis of key contemporary issues in each subject. Bringing together specially commissioned pieces by a range of international authors, this Handbook will make an important contribution to the field of Arts Education.

Backcountry Adventures Arizona

Author: Peter Massey
Publisher: Adler Publishing
ISBN: 9781930193284
Release Date: 2006-04-24
Genre: Travel

Beautifully crafted, high quality, sewn, 4 color guidebook. Part of a multiple book series of books on travel through America's beautiful and historic backcountry. Directions and maps to 2,671 miles of the state's most remote and scenic back roads ? from the lowlands of the Yuma Desert to the high plains of the Kaibab Plateau. Trail history is colorized through the accounts of Indian warriors like Cochise and Geronimo; trail blazers; and the famous lawman Wyatt Earp. Includes wildlife information and photographs to help readers identify the great variety of native birds, plants, and animal they are likely to see. Contains 157 trails, 576 pages, and 524 photos (both color and historic).

Backcountry Adventures Utah

Author: Peter Massey
Publisher: Adler Publishing
ISBN: 1930193270
Release Date: 2006-04-24
Genre: Travel

Backcountry Adventures: Utah provides detailed directions for 175 backcountry roads throughout Utah, all suitable for stock sport utility vehicles. All you need is an SUV, a sense of adventure, and your copy of Backcountry Adventures: Utah. Book jacket.

The Land of Stories The Wishing Spell

Author: Chris Colfer
Publisher: Little Brown Bks Young Readers
ISBN: 9781405517911
Release Date: 2012-07-17
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change. When the twins' grandmother gives them a treasured fairy-tale book, they have no idea they're about to enter a land beyond all imagining: the Land of Stories, where fairy tales are real. But as Alex and Conner soon discover, the stories they know so well haven't ended in this magical land - Goldilocks is now a wanted fugitive, Red Riding Hood has her own kingdom, and Queen Cinderella is about to become a mother! The twins know they must get back home somehow. But with the legendary Evil Queen hot on their trail, will they ever find the way? The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell brings readers on a thrilling quest filled with magic spells, laugh-out-loud humour and page-turning adventure.

Double Cross

Author: Ben Macintyre
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408830628
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Deception (Military science)

The number one bestselling author of Agent Zigzag and Operation Mincemeat exposes the true story of the D Day Spies.

Looking for Adventure

Author: Steve Backshall
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780857820136
Release Date: 2011-08-18
Genre: Travel

A Childhood Dream. A Lost Land. The Journey of a Lifetime. How do you become an explorer? It's a question every child has asked. And, Steve Backshall was no different. But after a rainy-day visit to an exhibition of artefacts from Papua New Guinea, it was a question that began to obsess the seven-year old Backshall. Due to this childhood interest, the vast, untamed wildness of Papua New Guinea was where Backshall forged his unlikely path. From crushing lows of early failures to the extraordinary highs of the BBC's Lost Land of the Volcano expedition, it was this dark island which gave Backshall his opportunity. Full of incredible wildlife, extraordinary wilderness, jungles, cannibals, pitfalls, triumph, danger and excitement, Looking for Adventure is the irresistible, inspiring story of a little boy who let his heart rule his head.

The Giza Death Star Deployed

Author: Joseph Farrell
Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press
ISBN: 1931882193
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Fiction

Physicist Joseph Farrellís amazing sequel to 'The Giza Death Star' which takes us from the Great Pyramid of Giza to the asteroid belt and the so-called Pyramids of Mars. Farrell expands on his thesis that the Great Pyramid was a chemical maser, designed as a weapon and eventually deployed with disastrous results to the solar system. The Great Pyramid as a weapon! Evidence of the Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction in Ancient Times! The Astonishing Technology used in the Giza Death Star! Evidence of a similar Death Star-Pyramid built on Mars! The mystery of the Asteroid Belt solved! Topics in this amazing book include: Exploding Planets: The Movie, the Mirro, and the Model; Dating the Catastrophe and the Compound; A Brief History of the Exoteric and Esoteric Investigations of the Great Pyramid; No Machines, Please!; The Stargate Conspiracy; The Scalar Weapons; Message or Machine?; A Tesla Analysis of the Putative Physics and Engineering of the Giza Death Star; Cohering the Zero Point, Vacuum Energy, Flux: Synopsis of Scalar Physics and Paleophysics; Configuring the Scalar Pulse Wave; Inferred Applications in the Great Pyramid; Quantum Numerology, Feedback Loops and Tetrahedral Physics and more.

The Consciousness Chronicles Volume One

Author: Jack Lamb
Publisher:
ISBN: 1520950381
Release Date: 2017-04
Genre:

This is VOLUME ONE of The Consciousness Chronicles series. The Consciousness Chronicles recount one man's lifelong and generally solitary journey to ascertain how consciousness interacts with the external world, focusing on the perspective of consciousness as the transcendental creative force binding the unanimity of perceived existentiality, including how we manipulate reality to manifest an infinity of intricate incarnations within our spatial-temporal dimensionality. Pushing the restrictions and rule sets of perceptual existentiality through critical observation, hazardous experience, and resolute exploration of the alternate realities revealed within lucid dreaming and tripping on psychotropic substances, the author found illumination and clarity in the transcendental acts of creativity we innovatively conceptualize, resulting in real manifestations heretofore unknown instantiated from the nascent machinations of our transcendent ultra-conscious imaginings. To augment the reader's comprehension of the innovative concepts herein discussed, the two volumes include 600 color photographs in all.Some philosophers argue consciousness is a unitary concept intuitively understood by the majority of sentient beings, despite the intricacy of trying to define it. Others contend the obvious disagreement about the meaning of the conception of the term suggests either it means different things to different individuals, or it is an umbrella term including a diversity of meanings without verifiable axiomatic elements shared in common. But it does not matter if a consensus about what consciousness truly might be another Holy Grail mankind aspires to achieve with no hope of attainment, because it is something all of us innately possess when we are born into this reality. Consequently, each of us is a living and breathing laboratory equipped with what we require to ascertain what this self-awareness we call consciousness denotes to each of us; assuming one has the aspiration to do something significant with his or her cognizance unconnected to humankind's unrelenting quest to realize love, fame and fortune in lieu of all else. So let us adopt the existential axiom at the outset that your consciousness and mine may or may not be entirely different metaphysically; and instead focus on the degree of consciousness we employ or may conceivably employ during the tenure of our lives within this reality we share. Considering how much we accomplish with the little truly-focused consciousness most of us now expend, try to cognize what we might achieve if we remained 100% conscious during every existential moment of our lives. The possibilities are infinite; and as you will learn, if you are able to suspend your disbelief while reading the volumes of The Consciousness Chronicles, astonishingly mind-bending as well as aberrantly reality-bending. Being conscious does not imply that once in a blue moon we exhibit consciousness within our existentiality. Being truly conscious means the effects of consciousness will be continuously apparent in increasingly more of our interactions with reality each twinkling of the present we exist, because the responsibility of intensified cognizance does not grant us indiscriminate dispensation to pick and choose when it is permissible to be only partially aware.Ultimately, we are not the pawns of reality we fool ourselves into believing; we are essentially the architects. For awake or asleep, what we perceive at any given present instant, we spontaneously assemble from matter and manifest into existence. So there is no reason not to take responsibility for our creations by ensuring we are respectfully expressed and deployed. We should not allow malevolent manifestations to pop extemporaneously into our collective reality. Our godlike responsibility is to presage only potentialities of benevolence and harmony, leaving no place for aberrant malignancies to become apparent or evident.

Jungle of Stone

Author: William Carlsen
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062407429
Release Date: 2016-04-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

“Thrilling. …A captivating history of two men who dramatically changed their contemporaries’ view of the past.” — Kirkus (starred review) In 1839 rumors of extraordinary yet baffling stone ruins buried within the unmapped jungles of Central America reached two of the world’s most intrepid travelers. Seized by the reports, American diplomat John Lloyd Stephens and British artist Frederick Catherwood—each already celebrated for their adventures in Egypt, the Holy Land, Greece, and Rome—sailed together out of New York Harbor on an expedition into the forbidding rainforests of present-day Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico. What they found would re-write the West’s understanding of human history. In the tradition of Lost City of Z and In the Kingdom of Ice, former San Francisco Chronicle journalist and Pulitzer Prize finalist William Carlsen reveals the unforgettable true story of the discovery of the ancient Maya. Enduring disease, war, and the torments of nature and terrain, Stephens and Catherwood meticulously uncovered and documented the remains of an astonishing civilization that had flourished in the Americas at the same time as classic Greece and Rome—and had been its rival in art, architecture, and power. Their remarkable book about the experience, written by Stephens and illustrated by Catherwood, became a sensation, hailed by Edgar Allen Poe as “perhaps the most interesting book of travel ever published” and recognized today as the birth of American archeology. Most importantly, Stephens and Catherwood were the first to grasp the significance of the Maya remains, recognizing that their antiquity and sophistication overturned the West’s assumptions about the development of civilization. By the time of the flowering of classical Greece (400 B.C.), the Maya were already constructing pyramids and temples around central plazas. Within a few hundred years the structures took on a monumental scale that required millions of man-hours of labor, technical and organizational expertise. Over the next millennium dozens of city-states evolved, each governed by powerful lords, some with populations larger than any city in Europe at the time, and connected by road-like causeways of crushed stone. The Maya developed a cohesive, unified cosmology, an array of common gods, a creation story, and a shared artistic and architectural vision. They created dazzling stucco and stone monuments and bas reliefs, sculpting figures and hieroglyphs with refined artistic skill. At their peak, an estimated ten million people occupied the Maya’s heartland on the Yucatan Peninsula, a region where only half a million now live. And yet, by the time the Spanish reached the “New World,” the classic-era Maya had all but disappeared; they would remain a mystery for the next three hundred years. Today, the tables are turned: the Maya are justly famous, if sometimes misunderstood, while Stephens and Catherwood have been all but forgotten. Based on Carlsen’s rigorous research and his own 1,500-mile journey throughout the Yucatan and Central America, Jungle of Stone is equally a thrilling adventure narrative and a revelatory work of history that corrects our understanding of the Maya and the two remarkable men who set out in 1839 to find them.

Perpetual Motion

Author: Arthur W. J. G. Ord-Hume
Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press
ISBN: 1931882517
Release Date: 2015-02-25
Genre: Science

An illustrated overview of perpetual motion machines and their inventors. The deceptively simple task of making a mechanism which would turn forever has fascinated many famous men and physicists throughout the centuries. In fact, the basic tenets of engineering grew from the failures of these perpetual motion machine designers. And, despite the naivete and even the blatant trickery of many inventors, there still exist a handful of mechanisms which defy explanation: A vast canvascovered wheel which turned by itself was erected in the Tower of London; Another wheel turned endlessly in Germany and was discussed by philosophers and scientists throughout Europe, including Sir Isaac Newton.