Last of the Nomads

Author: W J Peaseley

Publisher: Fremantle Press

ISBN: 1921696168

Category: History

Page: 177

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‘Peasley's description of the events … is informative, compassionate, exciting and at times deeply moving.' —Don Grant, Australian Book Review ‘The intriguing story of [the rescue of an elderly couple believed to be the last Australian nomads] and how they survived alone for the previous 30 years or so in the unrelenting western Gibson Desert region of WA, is fascinating reading.' — Chris Walters, The West Australian ‘This is a most remarkable book about the recovery during the 1977 drought of an ailing Aboriginal nomadic couple, living in desert regions of Western Australia.' — The National Times Warri and Yatungka were believed to be the last of the Mandildjara tribe of desert nomads to live permanently in the traditional way. Their deaths in the late 1970s marked the end of a tribal lifestyle that stretched back more than 30,000 years. The Last of the Nomads tells of an extraordinary journey in search of Warri and Yatungka.

The Last Nomad

Author: Shugri Said Salh

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1643751743

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 286

View: 3737

A remarkable and inspiring true story that "stuns with raw beauty" about one woman's resilience, her courageous journey to America, and her family's lost way of life. Winner of the 2022 Gold Nautilus Award, Multicultural & Indigenous Category Born in Somalia, a spare daughter in a large family, Shugri Said Salh was sent at age six to live with her nomadic grandmother in the desert. The last of her family to learn this once-common way of life, Salh found herself chasing warthogs, climbing termite hills, herding goats, and moving constantly in search of water and grazing lands with her nomadic family. For Salh, though the desert was a harsh place threatened by drought, predators, and enemy clans, it also held beauty, innovation, centuries of tradition, and a way for a young Sufi girl to learn courage and independence from a fearless group of relatives. Salh grew to love the freedom of roaming with her animals and the powerful feeling of community found in nomadic rituals and the oral storytelling of her ancestors. As she came of age, though, both she and her beloved Somalia were forced to confront change, violence, and instability. Salh writes with engaging frankness and a fierce feminism of trying to break free of the patriarchal beliefs of her culture, of her forced female genital mutilation, of the loss of her mother, and of her growing need for independence. Taken from the desert by her strict father and then displaced along with millions of others by the Somali Civil War, Salh fled first to a refugee camp on the Kenyan border and ultimately to North America to learn yet another way of life. Readers will fall in love with Salh on the page as she tells her inspiring story about leaving Africa, learning English, finding love, and embracing a new horizon for herself and her family. Honest and tender, The Last Nomad is a riveting coming-of-age story of resilience, survival, and the shifting definitions of home.

A Global History of War

Author: Gérard Chaliand

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520959434

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 6305

While many books examine specific wars, few study the history of war worldwide and from an evolutionary perspective. A Global History of War is one of the first works to focus not on the impact of war on civilizations, but rather on how civilizations impact the art and execution of war. World-renowned scholar Gérard Chaliand concentrates on the peoples and cultures who have determined how war is conducted and reveals the lasting historical consequences of combat, offering a unique picture of the major geopolitical and civilizational clashes that have rocked our common history and made us who we are today. Chaliand’s questions provoke a new understanding of the development of armed conflict. How did the foremost non-European empires rise and fall? What critical role did the nomads of the Eurasian steppes and their descendants play? Chaliand illuminates the military cultures and martial traditions of the great Eurasian empires, including Turkey, China, Iran, and Mongolia. Based on fifteen years of research, this book provides a novel military and strategic perspective on the crises and conflicts that have shaped the current world order.

The Last Nomad

Author: Dave Farrell

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 156

View: 9605

The Last Nomad By: Dave Farrell Random Dave Trivia 6’2”, 205lbs (212 during the winter feast, 208lbs during beer season) Blue eyes, grey hair (might be two-dozen still with original black color) Wife Nicolette of thirty-five years and counting (yes, I married up by a considerable margin) Three sons, two daughters, 8 grandchildren, and one 188lb St. Bernard named Bear Dave was born in Orlando, Florida and traveled halfway around the globe by his twelfth birthday. This gave him a great perspective on what people from different cultures, backgrounds and religions all have in common. His unique upbringing developed his great love for the outdoors, music, and humor. He honed these to become an avid camper, lover of heavy metal music, and a self-proclaimed PhD in the use of sarcasm. His unique abilities to connect with most anyone has helped him carve out a career in manufacturing, where over the last forty-two years he has been a servant leader building teams and driving change with several multi-million-dollar corporations spread across our great country. He has developed and taught dozens of classes and seminars on all aspects of leadership and team development. He has been blessed with great travels and experiences and has developed his own unique style of storytelling and communication to share with you opinions on how we can all derive more from the journey and enjoy the differences amongst us, rather than continue down the path of conflict and divide.

Complete Flags of the World

Author: N.A

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 140533861X

Category: Reference

Page: 248

View: 2067

Discover the flags of the world with this complete guide published in association with the Flag Institute. Featuring over 300 national, international, official and provincial flags from around the globe, detailed information reveals the historic and symbolic significance and development of every national flag. Also includes flags of major international organizations plus key flags in world history.

Musings of a Global Nomad

Author: Raja Lala

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491729716

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

View: 1137

Ray likes to think of himself as a global nomad, belonging everywhere in general and nowhere in particular. Now in his thirties, he jumps at the opportunity to take a six-month sabbatical offered by his company. But as he walks to the airport gate, Ray feels a bit of trepidation; he’ll be giving up his normal life—friends, family, sports, hobbies, and his usual daily life— while he backpacks for the coming half-year. From Thailand to Cambodia and Vietnam, Ray explores cultures, sees breathtaking sights, and savours the cuisine of his many stops. He makes new friends and takes time to examine his life as a single man. It’s a discovery of places and parts that Ray has forgotten existed while he toiled away in the corporate rat race. Although he begins his trip without any ambition of finding himself or the like; he is increasingly intrigued by the question of what he wants from the rest of his life. Will he find love and a lifestyle that makes him happy?

Nomads in Anatolia

Author: Harald Böhmer

Publisher: N.A


Category: Kilims

Page: 316

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The Sea Nomads

Author: David Edward Sopher

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ethnology

Page: 1236

View: 5770

Sorcery Rising

Author: Jude Fisher

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471141438

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 4241

From the barren isles of the North come the Eyrans. Hardy seafaring folk. From the South come their old enemies, the Istrians. Slave-owners, who drove the Eyrans from their lands. And from all over Elda come the nomadic peoples - the Footloose - purveyors of charms and (until now) harmless potions. But whence comes the sorcery that disrupts the annual Allfair at which they all gather? Katla Aransen and her family have sailed to the fair to trade their goods. The Vingo clan have travelled from Istria to purchase a bride for their appalling eldest son. Tycho Issian has come to sell his daughter to the highest bidder. King Ravn Asharson, Stallion of the North, seeks a political alliance; while others seek his downfall. For centuries, Elda has been bereft of magic; but this year something has changed. A mysterious force is abroad once more, and it will change the world forever...