A Land Between Two Niles

The major physical features of central Sudan show up very clearly on ERTS satellite imagery, of which Figure 1 is a simplified interpretation. Both the Gezira fan and the Khor Abu Habl fan west of the White Nile (Figures 1 and 2) emerge ...

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Author: MIchael A.J. Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351469845

Category: Science

Page: 258

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Three themes run through this book, the first is the history of the Nile; the second is the degree to which the present Sudanese landscape reflects the operation of former geological processes; the third is the interaction between man and environment, not always to the benefit of either. A land between two Niles is an interdisciplinary account of the origins and characteristics of the alluvial plains of the lower Blue and White Nile. The contributors have focussed their attention upon this region for several reasons. Although the Gezira plain itself only occupies about one percent of the total area of the Sudan, the high quality long-staple cotton grown there provides nearly two-thirds of the country’s total export revenue.

Land Between the Lakes

the Land Between the Lakes residents. In addition, farmers whose land was acquired were permitted not only to live on the land but to farm it and retain the income until TVA needed to take possession. The same privilege was extended to ...

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Author: Frank E. Smith

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813164595

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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Land Between the Lakes Recreation Area lies in western Kentucky and Tennessee, between two huge lakes formed by dams on the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers.Some 170,000 acres bounded by 300 miles of shoreline, Land Between the Lakes is blessed with a rich variety of plant and animal life. Conceived and administrated by the Tennessee Valley Authority, it is a unique recreational experiment which has drawn admiring visitors from around the world. Frank E. Smith, director of TVA, tells the story of the transformation of submarginal land into a large-scale, multiple-use recreation facility that provides recreation and entertainment for thousands of visitors as well as producing a positive, dynamic stimulus to the continued economic development of the entire Tennessee Valley. Planned for fullest use of human and land resources, Land Between the Lakes is of utmost importance to recreational planners, conservation specialists, administrators, and to millions of Americans who seek their recreation in the out of doors.

Road Hunter in the Land Between the Rivers

Soldier's autobiography of the Iraq War as seen through the sights of a gun truck.

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Author: James E. Lewandowski

Publisher:

ISBN: 0982108400

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 314

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Soldier's autobiography of the Iraq War as seen through the sights of a gun truck.

A Land of Aching Hearts

Erik J. Zürcher, “Between Death and Desertion: The Ottoman Empire Experience in World War I,” Turcica 28 (1996): 236. 4.Ibid., 235–236. 5.Hans Kannengiesser, The Campaign in Gallipoli (London: Hutchinson & Co., 1927), 157. 6.

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Author: Leila Tarazi Fawaz

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674744912

Category: History

Page: 414

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A century after the Great War, the experiences of civilians and soldiers in the Middle East during those years have faded from memory. A Land of Aching Hearts traverses ethnic, class, and national borders to recover the personal stories of those who endured this cataclysmic event, and their profound sense of sacrifices made in vain.

Glimmer of Hope Book 1 of the Land of Tomorrow Post Apocalyptic Series

“Well, I'm going to have to explain a little bit of background first,” said Anderson as he pulled out a map. “I'm sure you're familiar with the Land Between the Lakes Park, which basically makes up the JP's entire eastern border.

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Author: Ryan King

Publisher: Three Kings Publishing

ISBN: 9781301821358

Category:

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Following a nuclear holocaust, Nathan Taylor and his family face grim choices in order to stay alive. Fleeing deadly radiation, plague and desperate men, Nathan, an army officer, leads his wife and their two teenage sons away from chaos and madness toward his ancestral home in Kentucky.Horrors lie in their path. From the prison struggling to maintain control of its inmates, to the desperadoes who enslave anyone who comes their way, even survival may cost Nathan his humanity...or that of his sons, Joshua and David. Nathan struggles to keep his family intact, but it requires making brutal choices. He wants to protect his sons, but knows they now must be deadly and cold at times.Nathan's home has been spared from the worst of the destruction, but a larger conflict over scarce resources erupts. For the survivors to have any chance they will have to fight and the desperate journey has transformed young Joshua and David into men called upon to lead and sacrifice. Torn between harsh realities, and wanting to hold onto fleeting childhoods, they are often conflicted and angry about the roles thrust upon them. Much will depend on how Nathan and his sons respond to a madman and his military regime seeking to conquer the fledgling community they are helping to build.GLIMMER OF HOPE is an epic tale of one family's endurance and triumph after tomorrow's apocalypse.

The Land of Israel in Bible History and Theology

While the land of Moab south of the Arnon (Num 21:13) is neither conquered nor occupied, the land of the Amorites ranging from the Arnon to the Jabbok is conquered and settled (Num 21:25, 35). Thus, Numbers 21 is the transitional area ...

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Author: J.T.A.G.M. van Ruiten

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047428602

Category: Religion

Page: 494

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This book deals with many aspects of the land of Israel; not only with texts speaking directly about the land of Israel in the Hebrew and Greek Bible but also with the reception of those texts, with theological-hermeneutical implications of taking the land traditions of the Bible seriously, and with the archaeology of Palestine.

The Land of Nam

How radically this perception of the War changed during the Reagan years is evident in a 1987 film also ... In the end, Schwarzenegger stands alone and triumphant, stripped of weapons and clothing, in a land wasted by an enemy that ...

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Author: Eben J. Muse

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015031830998

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 287

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The Land of the Blue Gown

Taking a small iron spud with sharp edges in the right hand, and inserting the thumb of the right hand into a roll that just about filled up the spud when placed inside it, one then takes the skin of the tall nettle in the left hand and ...

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Author: Alicia E. Neva Archibald

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108013864

Category: History

Page: 396

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A detailed account of travels in nineteenth-century China from the British leader of the anti-foot-binding movement.

The Land of Zinj

The Sanya, hunters of lower Tanaland, are said to come as far as Korokoro on the river, but no further. Below this latter place the Tana flows through a dry desert region where much of its water is lost by evaporation and percolation.

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Author: C. H. Stigand

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714617237

Category: Social Science

Page: 351

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Published in the year 296, The Land of Zinj is a valuable contribution to the field of History.

In the Land of Silence p

but all that came out was an aroma of vegetable silence ; life's hallucination had been spoiled by the definitive good ... The land of gold exists , but it lies at the most distant point , depending on the illusions of the beholder ...

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Author: Jesús Urzagasti

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 1610752058

Category: Allegories

Page: 366

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The story of Jursafu, a Bolivian journalist caught up in a revolutionary struggle. The novel traces his development from simple country boy to intellectual, but one who still retains the common touch.

Joan of Arc and The Great Pity of the Land of France

La Trémoille, who had bought the services of the ferocious routier captain Villandrando and his ten thousand mercenaries, now in the early summer of 1430 cunningly invited his adversary to come and make peace with him.

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Author: Moya Longstaffe

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445673059

Category: History

Page: 424

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The extraordinary story of the Maid placed in the France of her time, presenting her and her contemporaries in all their humanity to the general reader. Who was this notorious and enigmatic country girl, on trial for her life?

Household stories from the Land of Hofer or Popular Myths of Tirol

Table of Contents The Passeier-Thal, which at the beginning of the present century sent Hofer and his famous band of peasant heroes to the defence of the fatherland, was in ancient times often involved in the wrangles between its rulers ...

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Author: Rachel Harriette Busk

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4064066218027

Category: Fiction

Page: 708

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"Household stories from the Land of Hofer; or, Popular Myths of Tirol" by Rachel Harriette Busk. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Land Without Promise

transformed into the other: 'The central learning about the land motif which has come out of this study [The Land] is that grasping for home leads to homelessness and risking homelessness yields the gift of home'.12 Landed people, ...

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Author: Katerina Koci

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567696304

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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Katerina Koci charts the development of the promised land motif, starting from its biblical roots and examining its reception over the centuries until the present day. As her cornerstone, Koci uses Hans-Georg Gadamer's claim that there are two complementary paths towards understanding and knowledge: science and art. Thus, to be faithful to the creed of the great hermeneutist, Koci ventures into both topics, arguing that while science sets out historical-critical analysis of the promised land motif in the Hebrew Bible and its later receptions, art enriches the interpretation with its literary illustrations. This volume places particular focus on American contexts, since the concept of the promised land is so deeply intertwined with American religious-political mythologies, and with the art of John Steinbeck and Walter Brueggemann in particular. By discussing artistic interpretation in biblical hermeneutics, the context and reception of Genesis 15.7 and Exodus 3.8 in the Hebrew Bible and New Testament, and the history of the promised land motif and its interpretations, Koci argues that artistic receptions of biblical motifs are crucial for biblical scholarship in opening new hermeneutical and thematical horizons.

Land of Our Fathers

The biblical reimaging of the Rephaim – including Og – as a formidable and gigantic military foe marks the 'othering' of the dead owner-occupiers of the land destined for Israelite occupation. Accordingly (and specifically), Moses' ...

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Author: Francesca Stavrakopoulou

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780567551177

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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The biblical motif of a land divinely-promised and given to Abraham and his descendants is argued to be an ideological reflex of post-monarchic, territorial disputes between competing socio-religious groups. The important biblical motif of a Promised Land is founded upon the ancient Near Eastern concept of ancestral land: hereditary space upon which families lived, worked, died and were buried. An essential element of concept of ancestral land was the belief in the post-mortem existence of the ancestors, who were venerated with grave offerings, mortuary feasts, bone rituals and standing stones. The Hebrew Bible is littered with stories concerning these practices and beliefs, yet the specific correlation of ancestor veneration and certain biblical land claims has gone unrecognized. The book remedies this in presenting evidence for the vital and persistent impact of ancestor veneration upon land claims. It proposes that ancestor veneration, which formed a common ground in the experiences of various socio-religious groups in ancient Israel, became in the Hebrew Bible an ideological battlefield upon which claims to the land were won and lost.

A Land of Permanent Goodbyes

They were the eyes of an elderly man who had seen too much, the eyes of an old spirit coming toward the end of life. ... a land of permanent goodbyes. As the car drove down the street, Tareq surveyed the 22 A Land of Permanent Goodbyes.

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Author: Atia Abawi

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399546846

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

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A powerful novel of refugees escaping from war-torn Syria, masterfully told by a journalist who witnessed the crisis firsthand. In a country ripped apart by war, Tareq lives with his big and loving family . . . until the bombs strike. His city is in ruins. His life is destroyed. And those who have survived are left to figure out their uncertain future. Tareq's family knows that to continue to stay alive, they must leave. As they travel as refugees from Syria to Turkey to Greece, facing danger at every turn, Tareq must find the resilience and courage to complete his harrowing journey. While this is one family's story, it is also the timeless tale of the heartbreaking consequences of all wars, all tragedy, narrated by Destiny itself. When you are a refugee, success is outliving your loss. An award-winning author and journalist—and a refugee herself—Atia Abawi captures the hope that spurs people forward against all odds and the love that makes that hope grow. Praise for A Land of Permanent Goodbyes: Featured on NPR's Morning Edition! Featured by Dana Perino’s on The Five! Featured as a most-anticipated book of 2018 on The Huffington Post! “[A] heartbreaking and to-the-minute timely story of the Syrian refugee crisis. Abawi gives even more humanity, depth, and understanding to the headlines.”—Bustle ★ “From award-winning journalist Abawi comes an unforgettable novel that brings readers face to face with the global refugee crisis . . . A heartbreaking, haunting, and necessary story that offers hope while laying bare the bleakness of the world.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review ★ "Abawi skillfully places humanity enmeshed in war into two sides: the 'hunters' who feed on the suffering and the 'helpers' who lend a hand. An inspiring, timely, and must-have account about the Syrian refugee disaster and the perils of all wars."—School Library Journal, starred review ★ "[A] gripping and heartrending novel . . . [and an] upsetting yet beautifully rendered portrayal of an ongoing humanitarian crisis."—Publishers Weekly, starred review "As author Atia Abawi artfully illustrates, refugees are created by circumstances that can happen anywhere. A perfect companion novel to Alan Gratz's Refugee, this humanizing, often harrowing and sometimes transcendent novel fosters compassion and understanding."—BookPage, Top Teen Pick “[T]his could be paired with Sepetys’ book . . . Salt to the Sea, for a multi-era look at the casualties of war.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books “This is a harrowing and vitally important novel about an ongoing crisis. Tareq’s story will linger with readers long after they’ve turned the final page.”—Bookish "A Land of Permanent Goodbyes is an engrossing, heartbreaking story of survival, giving readers an authentic glimpse of the suffering and destruction in Syria."—Voice of Youth Advocates "A well-written, well-researched book."—School Library Connection "This touching read will stir empathy and compassion about the harrowing plight of refugees. Abawi . . . helps give perspective on how religion can be used to help create a world where the most basic human rights are violated."—Booklist

The Land of the Gadarenes

We may assume that a series of such towers once stood on the shores around the Lake; these still wait to be discovered. The shoreline of "The Land of the Gadarenes" extends about six kilometers north from the Tsemah crossroads to the ...

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Author: Mendel Nun

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015038017649

Category: Galilee (Israel)

Page: 32

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In the Land of Afternoon

Some of you who live in the Fraserburg district may remember the retired smous who was so fond of his wagon that he built it into his farmhouse. The living room had a misvloer, but the floor of the wagon formed the roof of the room.

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Author: Lawrence George Green

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015065610639

Category: Cape of Good Hope (South Africa)

Page: 255

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The Land of MEAT Honey

20Wherefore our evil sticks to us, and the curse that the Eternal appointed by Moshe his servant, at the time that he brought our fathers out of the land of Egypt, to give us a land that flowed with milk and honey, remains even to this ...

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Author: Dr. Shmuel Asher

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312009950

Category: Religion

Page: 227

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The Land of MEAT & Honey is Dr. Asher's foundation work. This is the first book to read before endeavoring to understand any of his other works. This thoroughly enlightening work endeavors to guide the reader on a journey through a long lost and well-hidden ancient Hebrew biblical understanding of ""The Everlasting Agreement."" The loss of this moral imperative has long plagued honestly spiritual people of all nations, and is more important and imperative today than at any other time in man's history prior to the flood of Noah. Take this journey back in time with Dr. Asher, following the ancestors to an understanding that may quickly change your life and the lives of those around you for countless generations. Within these pages, lies the proverbial infinite pond ripple. The Land of MEAT & Honey is a provocatively critical work delving into Gods singular most preeminent truth for humanity; and stands as a completely original work in our modern times. C. Natoli Philadelphia Inquirer

Christmas in the Land of Oz

CHRISTMAS IN THE LAND OF OZ A Play in One Act For six men , seven women and extras CHARACTERS . DOROTHY . herself UNCLE HENRY . a Kansas farmer AUNT EM his wife TOTO . himself VERDA a girl announcer of Oz GILDA . . of the Palace Staff ...

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Author: L. Frank Baum

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 0871299860

Category:

Page: 55

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Living in the Land of Death

... and for this, many believed the old prophecy that the Nation, and all of its people, would die.23 Hundreds of Choctaws returned to the old Nation in the East that year, calling the western lands the "Land of Death.

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Author: Donna Akers

Publisher: American Indian Studies

ISBN: UOM:39015058272496

Category: History

Page: 202

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With the Indian Removal Act of 1830, the Choctaw people began their journey over the Trail of Tears from their homelands in Mississippi to the new lands of the Choctaw Nation. Suffering a death rate of nearly 20 percent due to exposure, disease, mismanagement, and fraud, they limped into Indian Territory, or, as they knew it, the Land of the Dead (the route taken by the souls of Choctaw people after death on their way to the Choctaw afterlife). Their first few years in the new nation affirmed their name for the land, as hundreds more died from whooping cough, floods, starvation, cholera, and smallpox. Living in the Land of the Dead depicts the story of Choctaw survival, and the evolution of the Choctaw people in their new environment. Culturally, over time, their adaptation was one of homesteads and agriculture, eventually making them self-sufficient in the rich new lands of Indian Territory. Along the Red River and other major waterways several Choctaw families of mixed heritage built plantations, and imported large crews of slave labor to work cotton fields. They developed a sub-economy based on interaction with the world market. However, the vast majority of Choctaws continued with their traditional subsistence economy that was easily adapted to their new environment. The immigrant Choctaws did not, however, move into land that was vacant. The U.S. government, through many questionable and some outright corrupt extralegal maneuvers, chose to believe it had gained title through negotiations with some of the peoples whose homelands and hunting grounds formed Indian Territory. Many of these indigenous peoples reacted furiously to the incursion of the Choctaws onto their rightful lands. They threatened and attacked the Choctaws and other immigrant Indian Nations for years. Intruding on others’ rightful homelands, the farming-based Choctaws, through occupation and economics, disrupted the traditional hunting economy practiced by the Southern Plains Indians, and contributed to the demise of the Plains ways of life.