Journey to the Edge of the World

Author: Billy Connolly

Publisher: Headline Book Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780755319022

Category: Travel

Page: 340

View: 1887

Billy tells us the gripping story of his adventures in some of the remotest parts of the world. In the summer of 2008 Billy Connolly set sail on a ten-week journey from ocean to ocean: from the Atlantic to the Pacific, by way of the North West Passage - a fabled route deep within the Arctic Circle that has thwarted explorers and fortune-hunters for centuries. For Cook, Drake and countless other adventurers, the North West Passage was an alluring but impossible journey, a trial of unparallelled physical and mental strength, a haunting and fascinating wilderness. Today the melting of the polar icecaps makes it accessible for the first time. Billy's adventure embraces a memorable mix of bizarre encounters, Hemingway-esque characters, incredible wildlife, forgotten languages, big-game hunting and all-night carousing under the midnight sun.

My Name Is Karma: Journey to the Truth

Author: N. A. Cash

Publisher: Duho Books

ISBN: 0999491903


Page: 278

View: 9931

In the wake of Karma's discovery of her gifts and the traumatic events that led to the loss of and reconnection with family members, Karma goes on a journey to discover the truth behind her mysterious powers and, more importantly, behind the man who sought to destroy her and everything she loves. This voyage pulls her further from her life of normalcy and portends intense joys and sorrows, leading her, once again, to question whether she will use her gifts for the good of all…or for a more sinister purpose...


Author: Steve Rinyai

Publisher: Osmora Incorporated

ISBN: 2765903441

Category: Fiction

Page: 177

View: 7288

A young couple who grew up in an Eastern European communist country decided to leave their homeland. They were not able to leave legally, so they crossed the Iron Curtain illegally. They spent some time in Italian refugee camps in very poor conditions. At last, they were able to immigrate to the United States where they had to face an even harder life in the beginning. They were fighting for their lives moving through three states. After four years, they gave up and moved back to the still communist Hungary. The Hungarian government betrayed them in spite of the general amnesty. They were not able to leave this country again legally; they escaped to Yugoslavia using a small boat at the border river. They traveled through the country to reach the Italian border. Joe was afraid to cross the border through the dense forest, because Mary was pregnant. They tried to cross the border with their American documents, but it failed. They obtained an entry visa at the nearest Italian Consulate and fled to Italy again. They traveled to Milan where they were able to get entry visas to Switzerland. Joe called his old time friend in Switzerland asking for his help. They arrived in Zurich where his friend helping them. They were afraid of return to the United States, because of Mary’s condition. They spent some time in a refugee home where Chris, their son, was born. After another refugee camp close to Zurich, Joe found a job and they moved into a nice apartment. A local Swiss family helped them and they became very good friends. Later, Joe got sick. The burden that he was carrying on his shoulders for years caused problems, but with professional help, he was able to get out of trouble. He started a part-time job in a gift shop. Later Mary also got a job and little Chris went to daycare. After years, staying in Switzerland with any settlement status, Joe and Mary decided to move on. Mary’s girlfriend helped them to get into Canada, but they had to show up $10,000, which was not easy to accumulate. When they obtained the money, they were able to fly to Canada. They settled down in Toronto. Joe was lucky because he got an engineering job soon and he was able to support his family. Joe got sick again and could not walk for a while, but with excellent treatment and positive thinking, he was able to overcome his problem. He and his wife graduated as interior designers and started a new business. After some good years, the bad years came. Due to the recession, Joe and Mary lost their business. Joe overcame it again when he started a repair business beginning with churches. At last, he was doing very well. He took a business trip to his native Hungary where he had so much fear and bad dreams of not being able to get out. Fortunately, nothing-went wrong and he completed his business trip. He finally arrived to Canada and almost kissed the soil with joy. His journey was ending, because he arrived home in the freedom.

Holistic Treatment in Mental Health

Author: Cheryl L. Fracasso,,Stanley Krippner,Harris L. Friedman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476669937

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

View: 5461

The first of its kind, this guidebook provides an overview of clinical holistic interventions for mental-health practitioners. Submissions from 21 contributors examine the validity of different methods and provide information on credentialed training and licensure requirements necessary for legal and ethical practice. Chapters covering a range of healing modalities describe the populations and disorders for which the intervention is most effective, as well as the risks involved, and present research on the effectiveness of treatment, with step-by-step sample clinical sessions.

Tales from the Cloud Walking Country

Author: Marie Campbell

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820321868

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

View: 9531

Assembled here are seventy-eight stories from six of the "ballad-singingest, tale-tellingest" residents of the eastern Kentucky mountain country. Based on stories rooted in European traditions from German fairy tales to Irish hero stories to Greek myths, the tales had been handed down through generations of telling before Marie Campbell collected them in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Readers will recognize the story of Snow White in "A Stepchild That Was Treated Mighty Bad," while "Three Shirts and a Golden Finger Ring" recalls the fairy tale of the Seven Swans. "The Fellow That Married A Dozen Times" is a lively rendition of "Bluebeard." As the narrators cautioned Marie Campbell again and again, "Tale-telling is nigh about faded out in the mountain country," but Tales from the Cloud Walking Country offers a lasting record of history, cultural heritage, language, and good old-fashioned fun.

America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization

Author: Graham Hancock

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473660564

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 8492

***THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER*** 'Hancock's books provide a fascinating, alternative version of prehistory. America Before, detailed and wide-ranging, turns what was myth and legend into a new story of the past.' Daily Mail Was an advanced civilization lost to history in the global cataclysm that ended the last Ice Age? Graham Hancock, the internationally bestselling author, has made it his life's work to find out -- and in America Before, he draws on the latest archaeological and DNA evidence to bring his quest to a stunning conclusion. We've been taught that North and South America were empty of humans until around 13,000 years ago - amongst the last great landmasses on earth to have been settled by our ancestors. But new discoveries have radically reshaped this long-established picture and we know now that the Americas were first peopled more than 130,000 years ago - many tens of thousands of years before human settlements became established elsewhere. Hancock's research takes us on a series of journeys and encounters with the scientists responsible for the recent extraordinary breakthroughs. In the process, from the Mississippi Valley to the Amazon rainforest, he reveals that ancient 'New World' cultures share a legacy of advanced scientific knowledge and sophisticated spiritual beliefs with supposedly unconnected 'Old World' cultures. Have archaeologists focussed for too long only on the 'Old World' in their search for the origins of civilization while failing to consider the revolutionary possibility that those origins might in fact be found in the 'New World'? America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilisation is the culmination of everything that millions of readers have loved in Hancock's body of work over the past decades, namely a mind-dilating exploration of the mysteries of the past, amazing archaeological discoveries and profound implications for how we lead our lives today.

A World Transformed

Author: Lisa Deam

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1625642830

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 7321

On the edge of medieval maps, monsters roam. In the west, pilgrims take well-traveled roads to Rome and Compostela. In the east, Old Testament history unfolds. And at the center, in the city of Jerusalem, Jesus saves the world. In A World Transformed, Lisa Deam takes us on an incredible journey through medieval maps. Despite their curious appearance, these maps, as Deam shows, are surprisingly modern. In their monstrous, marvelous sights lie treasure troves of wisdom to guide twenty-first-century Christians on their walk with God. Each chapter in this geographical journey links medieval maps to biblical concepts and spiritual practices that transform our faith and our world.

Time And a Word

Author: Martin Popoff

Publisher: Soundcheck Books

ISBN: 0993212026

Category: Music

Page: 218

View: 3132

The Story Of Yes – (Largely) In Their Own Words For his landmark 50th book, top rock writer Martin Popoff abandons his metal musings to celebrate the long and legendary life of Yes, a band he has loved since the 1970s. Using a timeline format, Popoff disentangles the convoluted tale of the band’s hirings and firings, their inspired creations, live triumphs and studio victories (as well as the occasional controversial failure.) With original interviews from Anderson, Bruford, Howe, Wakeman, the late Chris Squire and many others, the tale unfolds via an exhaustive chronology designed to satisfy the most knowledgeable of Yes fans. You just might learn what “Close To The Edge” actually means, or why Alan White and Jon Anderson might be seen prowling the junkyard for car parts! Not content with charting the band’s history, Popoff covers the major projects outside the Yes umbrella, such as Asia, GTR and Rick Wakeman’s extravaganzas, to paint a full picture. If you’ve been moved by classic albums like Fragile, Close To The Edge, Relayer, Going For The One, or more recent offerings like Fly From Here and Heaven And Earth, you’ll love this book, which perfectly captures the spirit of progressive rock’s first, biggest, and best band who have made it their mission to widen our perceptions of what music can be.

Making Place, Making Self

Author: Inger Birkeland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351920804

Category: Travel

Page: 184

View: 9604

Making Place, Making Self explores new understandings of place and place-making in late modernity, covering key themes of place and space, tourism and mobility, sexual difference and subjectivity. Using a series of individual life stories, it develops a fascinating polyvocal account of leisure and life journeys. These stories focus on journeys made to the North Cape in Norway, the most northern point of mainland Europe, which is both a tourist destination and an evocation of a reliable and secure point of reference, an idea that gives meaning to an individual's life. The theoretical core of the book draws on an inter-weaving of post-Lacanian versions of feminist psycho-analytical thinking with phenomenological and existential thinking, where place-making is linked with self-making and homecoming. By combining such ground-breaking theory with her innovative use of case studies, Inger Birkeland here provides a major contribution to the fields of cultural geography, tourism and feminist studies.