Rivers Of Sand

Author: Josh Greenberg
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493007831
Size: 57.60 MB
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Rivers of Sand is an exploration of the unique techniques needed to fish the waters of Michigan and the Great Lakes region, and a discussion of (and paean to) the region itself.

Rivers Of Sand

Author: Christopher D. Haveman
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 080328490X
Size: 26.42 MB
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At its height the Creek Nation comprised a collection of multiethnic towns and villages stretching across large parts of Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. By the 1830s, however, the Creeks had lost almost all this territory through treaties and by the unchecked intrusion of white settlers who illegally expropriated Native soil. With the Jackson administration unwilling to aid the Creeks in removing the squatters, the Creek people suffered from dispossession, starvation, and indebtedness. Between the 1825 Treaty of Indian Springs and the forced migrations beginning in 1836, nearly twenty-three thousand Creek Indians were relocated—voluntarily or involuntarily—to Indian Territory. Rivers of Sand fills a substantial gap in scholarship by capturing, for the first time, the full breadth and depth of the Creeks’ collective tragedy during the marches westward, on the Creek home front, and during the first years of resettlement. Unlike the Cherokee Trail of Tears, which was conducted largely at the end of a bayonet, most Creeks were removed through a combination of coercion and negotiation. Hopelessly outnumbered military personnel were forced to make concessions in order to gain the compliance of the headmen and their people. Christopher D. Haveman’s meticulous study uses previously unexamined documents to weave narratives of resistance and survival, making Rivers of Sand an essential addition to the ethnohistory of American Indian removal.

River Of Stone River Of Sand

Author: Stephen C. Joseph MD
Publisher: Sunstone Press
ISBN: 1611390354
Size: 71.85 MB
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In 1964, newly-minted physician Stephen C. Joseph, just out of his internship, undertakes a two-year assignment as the Peace Corps Physician in Nepal. The job has two facets: responsibility for the health and medical care of a hundred young Peace Corps Volunteers scattered over the roadless hills and valleys along the uplift of the Himalayas, and “do whatever else you want to do in medicine.” Many lessons not learned in medical school challenge his ingenuity and inexperience: Learn to carry your office in a backpack trekking two-week circuits through the countryside visiting volunteers and holding impromptu clinics in isolated villages. Struggle with the contrasting responsibilities of being both the “Company Doctor” and the patients’ trusted confidant. Rely on your own judgment without medical peers or teachers within reach to guide you. Come to grips with the realities of Third World poverty, whose determinants are not easily remedied by Western medicine. Some of the lessons are baffling. Some are brutal and terrifying. Some are humorous, and some rewarding beyond measure. And Dr. Joseph finds what is to become a life-long heart’s desire: “doing what you can with what you have,” especially in the more-remote places of the world. Later, back again in the Third World, Dr. Joseph is part of a small international team starting a country’s first medical school, and has responsibility for the crowded “Under-Five’s Ward” in the medically-primitive conditions of the Capitol City’s hospital in Yaounde, Cameroun. But it is mysterious Chad, on the edges of the Sahara, to which he is most drawn, a little older and a little wiser, but just as restless. STEPHEN C. JOSEPH’s life in medicine has taken him to residential assignments in Nepal, Central Africa, Indonesia, and Newfoundland, with shorter stints in more than a score of countries in Africa and Asia. His home-based efforts have included Neighborhood Health Centers, and appointments as New York City’s Commissioner of Health, Dean of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, and senior positions with UNICEF and the US Agency for International Development. He is a former Chair of the American Public Health Association, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and an elected member of the Institute of Medicine. His previous books include “Dragon Within the Gates: The Once and Future AIDS Epidemic,” and “Summer of Fifty-Seven: Coming of Age in Wyoming’s Shining Mountains.” He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife, Elizabeth Preble.


Author: George Myles
ISBN: 9781502337450
Size: 23.16 MB
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It is the 9th century; the center of world knowledge and trade is Baghdad. The city's population is nearly one million, stark contrast to pre-medieval Europe where towns and villages were embryonic. Islamic culture under the Abbasid Caliphate and the Emirate of Cordoba, stretch from Central Asia across the Middle East, North Africa, into Spain and Portugal during an era commonly referred to as the 'Golden Age of Islam'. A world away, Scotland is striving to become a nation. Lioslaith, a young Pict woman of head turning beauty leaves her homeland and marries the son of a prominent Viking warlord ready to exploit trade routes in the Middle East. Surrounded by a world of human slavery, Lioslaith naively tries to foster justness in an age where compassion is a rarity. Grappling with her own inner conflict, betrayal by the hateful oarsman Einaar dooms her to life of seclusion in a desert land where a surprising encounter with royalty uncovers a deep secret. Lioslaith's destiny is far from certain when vast cultural differences spill into the unexpected and kith and kin half a world away set out to find her.

Cross Cultural Filmmaking

Author: Ilisa Barbash
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520915091
Size: 26.20 MB
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This extraordinary handbook was inspired by the distinctive concerns of anthropologists and others who film people in the field. The authors cover the practical, technical, and theoretical aspects of filming, from fundraising to exhibition, in lucid and complete detail—information never before assembled in one place. The first section discusses filmmaking styles and the assumptions that frequently hide unacknowledged behind them, as well as the practical and ethical issues involved in moving from fieldwork to filmmaking. The second section concisely and clearly explains the technical aspects, including how to select and use equipment, how to shoot film and video, and the reasons for choosing one or the other, and how to record sound. Finally, the third section outlines the entire process of filmmaking: preproduction, production, postproduction, and distribution. Filled with useful illustrations and covering documentary and ethnographic filmmaking of all kinds, Cross-Cultural Filmmaking will be as essential to the anthropologist or independent documentarian on location as to the student in the classroom.

Sand Mining

Author: D. Padmalal
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9401791449
Size: 57.66 MB
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This book addresses most of the environmental impacts of sand mining from small rivers The problems and solutions addressed in this book are applicable to all rivers that drain through densely populated tropical coasts undergoing rapid economic growth. Many rivers in the world are drastically being altered to levels often beyond their natural resilience capability. Among the different types of human interventions, mining of sand and gravel is the most disastrous one, as the activity threatens the very existence of river ecosystem. A better understanding of sand budget is necessary if the problems of river and coastal environments are to be solved.

A Tide Swept Coast Of Sand And Marsh

Author: Miles O. Hayes
Publisher: Pandion Books
ISBN: 0981661831
Size: 35.82 MB
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This book will help you explore the origins of coastal features, such as barrier islands, sand beaches and coastal dunes. It unravels the wonderful mystery of how the extensive Georgia salt marshes evolved. Furthermore, it explains the changing face of the coastline through deposition and erosion during major storms. The key ecological resources are described in detail for each of the major subdivisions of the coast. Through richly illustrated diagrams, full-color photographs, and satellite images this general treatment of the coastal geology and ecology of Georgia will help you understand this exceptional coast through a delightful and completely comprehensible narrative.