The Rider

Author: Tim Krabbé

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

ISBN: 9781408881705


Page: 160

View: 8073

At the start of the 137-kilometre Tour de Mont Aigoual, Tim Krabb. glances up from his bike to assess the crowd of spectators. 'Non-racers,' he writes. 'The emptiness of those lives shocks me.' Immediate and gripping from the first page, we race with the author as he struggles up the hills and clings on during descents in the unforgiving French mountains. Originally published in 1978, The Rider is a modern-day classic that is recognised as one of the best books ever written about the sport. Brilliantly conceived and best read at a break-neck pace, it is a loving, imaginative and passionate tribute to the art of cycle racing.

The Rider

Author: Tim Krabbé

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 140882129X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 7751

THE RIDER describes one 150-kilometre race in just 150 pages. In the course of the narrative, we get to know the forceful, bumbling Lebusque, the aesthete Barthélemy, the young Turk Reilhan and the mysterious 'rider from Cycles Goff'. Krabbé battles with and against each of them in turn, failing on the descents, shining on the climbs, suffering on the (false) flats. The outcome of the race is, in fact, merely the last stanza of an exciting and too-brief paean to stamina, suffering and the redeeming power of humour. This is not a history of road racing, a hagiography of the European greats or even a factual account of his own amateur cycling career. Instead, Krabbé allows us to race with him, inside his skull as it were, during a mythical Tour de Mont Aigoual.

Llewellyn's Complete Book of the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot

Author: Sasha Graham

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738755362

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 504

View: 8834

Discover the Fascinating History and Divinatory Power of the 20th Century's Most Popular Tarot Deck Originally published in 1909 to little fanfare, the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot went on to become the bestselling tarot deck of all time. This complete guide shares the compelling story of the deck's creation, a complete analysis of what each card means, and 78 spreads to help you integrate each card's unique spiritual energy. Discover how artist Pamela Colman Smith and occultist Arthur Waite combined their knowledge of astrology, Kabbalah, metaphysics, mythology, and theater to realize their profound vision. Llewellyn's Complete Book of the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot delves deeply into the roots of these influential cards, exploring how Waite and Smith brought together an enchanting set of esoteric symbols and formed a magical deck that has guided, inspired, validated, and challenged the countless readers and seekers who have sought its wisdom.

The Rider on the White Horse

Author: Theodor Storm

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1625580894

Category: Fiction

Page: 88

View: 6590

The Rider of the White Horse is a classic German novella, in which the individual wrestles with the mass, the man with the most elementary forces of nature. The scene of the novella is characterized with vividness in its setting of marsh and sea, it glorifies love, and at the same time it touches themes which deeply occupied Storm, such as the problem of heredity or the relation between father and son. Happiness is won, but it ends in tragedy. It is a man of sober intellect who tells the whole story - and yet, like human life itself, it stands out against a mystic background. Remembrance of long ago has clarified everything. It is Storm's last complete work.

The Rider of the Ruby Hills

Author: Louis L'Amour

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553899651

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 9669

A WORD FROM LOUIS L’AMOUR “Almost four decades ago, when my fiction was being published exclusively in ‘pulp’ western magazines, I wrote a number of novel-length stories, known back then as ‘magazine novels.’ In creating them, I lived with my characters so closely that their lives were still as much a part of me as I was of them long after the issues in which they appeared went out of print. Proud as I was of how I presented the characters and their adventures in the pages of the magazines, I wanted to tell the reader more about my people and why they did what they did. So, over the years, I revised and expanded these magazine works into novels that I published as full-length paperbacks under different titles. “These particular early magazine versions of my books have long been a source of considerable speculation and curiosity among many of my readers, so much so of late, that now I’ve decided to bring four of my ‘magazine novels’ back into print in this latest volume of my short fiction. “I hope you enjoy them.” FEATURING • Showdown Trail • A Man Called Trent • The Trail to Peach Meadow Canyon • The Rider of the Ruby Hills

Physical Methods of Chemistry, Determination of Mass, Transport, and Electrical-Magnetic Properties

Author: A. Weissberger,Bryant W. Rossiter

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 561

View: 8396

Weighing; Determination of density; Determination of particle size and molecular weight; Experimental methods for studying diffusion in liquids, gases, and solids; Determination of dielectric constant and loss; Determination of dipole moments; Instrumentation and techniques for measuring magnetic susceptibility.

The Ultimate Guide to the Rider Waite Tarot

Author: Johannes Fiebig,Evelin Burger

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738735795

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 195

View: 9608

A guide to the most popular tarot deck provides lists of the ten most significant points for interpretation; examines each card, including its ten most important symbols; and outlines spreads.