The River Returns

Author: Christopher Armstrong,Matthew Dominic Evenden,H. V. Nelles

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773576797

Category: History

Page: 488

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Alberta's iconic river has been dammed and plumbed, made to spin hydro-electric turbines, and used to cleanse Calgary. Artificial lakes in the mountains rearrange its flow; downstream weirs and ditches divert it to irrigate the parched prairie. Far from being wild, the Bow is now very much a human product: its fish are as manufactured as its altered flow, changed water quality, and newly stabilized and forested banks. The River Returns brings the story of the Bow River's transformation full circle through an exploration of the recent revolution in environmental thinking and regulation that has led to new limits on what might be done with and to the river.

The Meaning of Rivers

Author: T. S. McMillin

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 158729978X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

View: 8343


In the continental United States, rivers serve to connect state to state, interior with exterior, the past to the present, but they also divide places and peoples from one another. These connections and divisions have given rise to a diverse body of literature that explores American nature, ranging from travel accounts of seventeenth-century Puritan colonists to magazine articles by twenty-first-century enthusiasts of extreme sports. Using pivotal American writings to determine both what literature can tell us about rivers and, conversely, how rivers help us think about the nature of literature, The Meaning of Rivers introduces readers to the rich world of flowing water and some of the different ways in which American writers have used rivers to understand the world through which these waters flow. Embracing a hybrid, essayistic form—part literary theory, part cultural history, and part fieldwork—The Meaning of Rivers connects the humanities to other disciplines and scholarly work to the land. Whether developing a theory of palindromes or reading works of American literature as varied as Henry David Thoreau's A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers and James Dickey’s Deliverance, McMillin urges readers toward a transcendental retracing of their own interpretive encounters. The nature of texts and the nature of “nature” require diverse and versatile interpretation; interpretation requires not only depth and concentration but also imaginative thinking, broad-mindedness, and engaged connection-making. By taking us upstream as well as down, McMillin draws attention to the potential of rivers for improving our sense of place and time.

The River Great Ouse and its tributaries

Author: Chris Howes

Publisher: Imray, Laurie, Norie and Wilson Ltd

ISBN: 178679246X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 268

View: 6872


Restructured to start at the head of navigation at Kempston, upstream of Bedford, this guide takes you downstream along the full length of the navigable River Great Ouse and then up its accessible river tributaries This sixth edition has been expanded to include an extra 60 miles of navigable waterways not previously detailed, including the tidal section to Kings Lynn and gems such as the Cambridge Backs World Heritage site. Imray’s popular inland waterways guides are being revised with experienced boat-owners and navigators from the Inland Waterways Association. This new guide has been written by Chris Howes, Deputy National Chairman, Eastern Region Chairman and past Peterborough Branch Chairman of the IWA. Chris has spent much of his life living on or near the River Great Ouse and is a knowledgeable enthusiast for the area. His navigation notes are the result of his most recent on-the-water research, enriched with supplementary narrative and photographs highlighting numerous points of interest. With a completely new design and layout, information on moorings, facilities and services is enhanced with quick reference tables alongside the plans. For anyone planning to explore these waterways, this is your invaluable, don’t-leave-home-without-it guide.

Voices of the Faithful - Book 2

Author: International Mission Board,

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418579920

Category: Religion

Page: 464

View: 6409


A brand-new year’s worth o f inspiring stories from the front lines of faith — 366 new devotions from missionaries around the globe. In these pages, you’ll hike mountain paths, jolt down rutted desert roads, and pick your way through teeming markets and crowded urban slums. You’ll meet boisterous children, worried parents, anxious teens, and curious seniors—all hungry, whether they know it or not, for the Good News. You’ll witness moments of looming danger and crushing heartache, moments of shining hope and pure miracle. You’ll be inspired anew by those who dare to obey God’s call to take His story to the ends of the earth. And you’ll be encouraged to pray for those who dare to open their hearts not only to the message but also to the One who calls and sustains them. The art of any story is the truth that it paints. I pray you’ll find this book chock-full of truth. I pray that every single entry causes words of Scripture to jump off the page and onto the pavement of authentic human experiences, causing you not only to see their lives differently but also to change the way you see your own. — from the Introduction by Beth Moore All royalties for the Voices of the Faithful series support the work of the International Mission Board.

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 7148


Original Highways

Author: Roy MacGregor

Publisher: Random House Canada

ISBN: 0307361403

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 1470


Expanding on his landmark Globe and Mail series in which he documented his travels down 16 of Canada's great rivers, Roy MacGregor tells the story of our country through the stories of its original highways, and how they sustain our spirit, identity and economy--past, present and future. No country is more blessed with fresh water than Canada. From the mouth of the Fraser River in BC, to the Bow in Alberta, the Red in Manitoba, the Gatineau, the Saint John and the most historic of all Canada's rivers, the St. Lawrence, our beloved chronicler of Canadian life, Roy MacGregor, has paddled, sailed and traversed their lengths, learned their stories and secrets, and the tales of centuries lived on their rapids and riverbanks. He raises lost tales, like that of the Great Tax Revolt of the Gatineau River, and reconsiders histories like that of the Irish would-be settlers who died on Grosse Ile and the incredible resilience of settlers in the Red River Valley. Along the Grand, the Ottawa and others, he meets the successful conservationists behind the resuscitation of polluted wetlands, including even Toronto's Don, the most abused river in Canada (where he witnesses families of mink, returned to play on its banks). Long before our national railroad was built, our rivers held Canada together; in these sixteen portraits, filled with yesterday's adventures and tomorrow's promise, MacGregor weaves together a story of Canada and its ongoing relationship with its most precious resource.