Mountain Rain

A New Biography of James O. Fraser

Author: Eileen Crossman,M. E. Tewkesbury

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781850784111

Category: Religion

Page: 262

View: 2767

DOWNLOAD NOW »
James Fraser was only twenty-two when he abandoned a promising career and went to China. At first sight of the Lisu tribes people of Yunnan province he felt an immediate affection for them, and for the rest of his life he labored to bring them to Christ and to Christian maturity. Eileen Crossman has brought him to life for today's readers in this superb biography which reveals the secret of his success.

Rain in the Mountains

Notes from the Himalayas

Author: Ruskin Bond

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 8184754469

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 9237

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Rain in the Mountains brings together some of Ruskin Bond’s most beautiful works from his years spent in the foothills of the Himalayas in the town of Mussoorie. Through vivid images and lucid writing, Bond evokes the everyday sights and sounds, and captures the essence of mountain life. The musings on his natural habitat, in both prose and poetry, offer a view of that simple and affable world. Some of his writings featured in the book are ‘Once Upon a Mountain Time’, ‘Sounds I Like to Hear’, ‘How Far Is the River’ and ‘After the Monsoon’. Rain in the Mountains will transport the reader into the quiet world of the mountains, lit with an eternal charm.

The Way to Rainy Mountain

Author: N. Scott Momaday

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 082632696X

Category: Fiction

Page: 98

View: 3643

DOWNLOAD NOW »
First published in paperback by UNM Press in 1976, The Way to Rainy Mountain has sold over 200,000 copies. "The paperback edition of The Way to Rainy Mountain was first published twenty-five years ago. One should not be surprised, I suppose, that it has remained vital, and immediate, for that is the nature of story. And this is particularly true of the oral tradition, which exists in a dimension of timelessness. I was first told these stories by my father when I was a child. I do not know how long they had existed before I heard them. They seem to proceed from a place of origin as old as the earth. "The stories in The Way to Rainy Mountain are told in three voices. The first voice is the voice of my father, the ancestral voice, and the voice of the Kiowa oral tradition. The second is the voice of historical commentary. And the third is that of personal reminiscence, my own voice. There is a turning and returning of myth, history, and memoir throughout, a narrative wheel that is as sacred as language itself."--from the new Preface

Texas Rain

Author: Jodi Thomas

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101099810

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4767

DOWNLOAD NOW »
The first time Rainey Adams meets Texas Ranger Travis McMurray, she steals a kiss - and then his horse. Now Travis is determined to track down this intruiging woman and bring her back to the Whispering Mountain Ranch as his bride. But his renegade may be too much for even the toughest Ranger to handle.

Beneath Blossom Rain

Discovering Bhutan on the Toughest Trek in the World

Author: Kevin Grange

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803269587

Category: Travel

Page: 376

View: 8366

DOWNLOAD NOW »
In a remote kingdom hidden in the Himalayas, there is a trail said to be the toughest trek in the world—twenty-four days, 216 miles, eleven mountain passes, and enough ghost stories to scare an exorcist. In 2007 Kevin Grange decided to acquaint himself with the country of Bhutan by taking on this infamous trail, the Snowman Trek. He was thirty-three, at a turning point in life, and figured the best way to go at a crossroad was up. Against a backdrop of Buddhist monasteries and soaring mountains, Grange ventured beyond the mapped world to visit time-lost villages and sacred valleys. In the process, recounted here with a blend of laugh-out-loud humor, heartfelt insight, and acute observation, he tested the limits of physical endurance, met a fascinating assortment of characters, and discovered truths about faith, hope, and the shrouded secret of blossom rain. Beneath Blossom Rain, Grange’s account of his journey, packs an adventure story, a romantic twist, and a celebration of group travel into a single entertaining book. The result is the ultimate journey for any traveler, armchair or otherwise. Along with high adventure, it delivers an engaging look at Bhutan—a country that governs by a policy of Gross National Happiness and that many regard as the last Shangri-La. Watch a book trailer.

Tropical Rain Forest Ecosystems

Biogeographical and Ecological Studies

Author: H. Lieth,M.J.A. Werger

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0444596496

Category: Science

Page: 733

View: 1029

DOWNLOAD NOW »
After publication of the first volume of the Tropical Rain Forest, the International Journal of Mycology and Lichenology commented ``This is a welcome addition to the literature on the ecology of tropical rain forests. The book provides a wealth of data and stimulating discussions and is of great interest to ecologists interested in tropical areas.'' Whereas the first volume dealt with system-ecological aspects such as community organization and processes, the present volume concentrates on biogeographical aspects such as species composition, diversity, and geographical variation. Recent ecological research in the tropical rain forest has greatly extended our understanding of biogeographical patterns of variation in the various groups of organisms, and has revealed many of the ecological and evolutionary forces that led to the present patterns of variation. Many important systems of co-evolution between the tropical rain forest ecosystems have also come to light, and the loss of species and related damage is better understood in quantitative terms. This volume presents a comprehensive review of these and other features of the rain forest ecosystem structure, and the ecological processes operating that system. General chapters on abiotic and biotic factors are followed by specific chapters on all major groups of organisms. Prospects for the future are discussed and research needs clearly stated. Also the human exploitation of the system, its effects and its limits are discussed. The book is extensively illustrated by photographs, graphs, and tables, and comprehensive bibliographies follow each chapter. Author, systematic and subject indices complete the book. It is a must for all ecologists, agriculturists, foresters, agronomists, hydrologists, soil scientists, entomologists, human ecologists, nature conservationists, and planners dealing with tropical areas. Biologists and environmentalists will also find the volume of great interest.

Gradients in a Tropical Mountain Ecosystem of Ecuador

Author: Erwin Beck,Jörg Bendix,Ingrid Kottke,Franz Makeschin,Reinhard Mosandl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540735267

Category: Science

Page: 525

View: 2816

DOWNLOAD NOW »
A fascinating work that provides a wealth of information on one of the world’s most biodiverse ecosystems. This is the result of investigations by almost 30 groups of researchers from various disciplines. They performed ecosystem analyses following two gradients: an altitudinal gradient and a gradient of land use intensity and ecosystem regeneration following human use. Based on these analyses, this volume discusses these findings in a huge variety of subject areas.

Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life

Author: Cecie Starr,Ralph Taggart,Christine Evers

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111425698

Category: Science

Page: 1024

View: 2769

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Renowned for its writing style and trendsetting art, BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE engages students with relevant applications and encourages critical thinking. The new edition offers a new Learning Roadmap in each chapter to help students gain a full understanding. Students are able to focus on key concepts, make connections to other concepts, and see where the material is leading. Helpful learning tools like the section-ending Take-Home Messages and the on-page running glossary ensure they grasp key points. Carefully balancing accessibility and the level of detail, the authors enable students to go beyond rote memorization and prepare them to make important decisions in life that require an understanding of biology and the process of science. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Volume 2 - Evolution of Life

Author: Cecie Starr,Ralph Taggart,Christine Evers

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111580669

Category: Science

Page: 112

View: 9799

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Renowned for its writing style and trendsetting art, EVOLUTION OF LIFE engages students with relevant applications and encourages critical thinking. The new edition offers a new Learning Roadmap in each chapter to help students gain a full understanding. Students are able to focus on key concepts, make connections to other concepts, and see where the material is leading. Helpful learning tools like the section-ending Take-Home Messages and the on-page running glossary ensure they grasp key points. Carefully balancing accessibility and the level of detail, the authors enable students to go beyond rote memorization and prepare them to make important decisions in life that require an understanding of biology and the process of science. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain

Author: Verna Aardema

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780333351642

Category: Africa

Page: 32

View: 6505

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Find out how Ki-pat the herd boy ended a dreadful drought. An enjoyable and vividly illustrated rhyming story.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Author: Grace Lin

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780316052603

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7634

DOWNLOAD NOW »
A Newbery Honor WinnerA New York Times Bestseller This stunning fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore is a companion novel to the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family's fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest for the ultimate answer. Grace Lin, author of the beloved Year of the Dog and Year of the Rat, returns with a wondrous story of adventure, faith, and friendship. A fantasy crossed with Chinese folklore, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a timeless story reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz. Her beautiful illustrations, printed in full-color, accompany the text throughout. Once again, she has created a charming, engaging book for young readers.

Zombie Mountain (Walking Plague Trilogy #3)

Author: J. R. Rain

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312051935

Category: Fiction

Page: 162

View: 2093

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Los Angeles County park ranger, Jack Carter, is about to discover that not all is as it seems in his tranquil life. Once responsible for patrolling the many public parks, in particular the popular Griffith Park with its famous observatory and zoo, Jack is about to discover that a whole new kind of animal roams his woods. The undead kind. Now, with his daughter bitten, it's a race against time to save her-and stop a madman hellbent on destroying everything that Jack has fought so hard to save. With time running out, and a doomsday clock ticking, Jack Carter will sacrifice everything to save the ones he loves...even while the walking dead multiply...and grow hungrier and hungrier.

Prayer Rain

Author: Dr. D. K. Olukoya

Publisher: Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries

ISBN: 8182600820

Category: Religion

Page: 658

View: 5794

DOWNLOAD NOW »
This 125 chapter, page turner accurately diagnoses and proffers fail-proof prayers for breakthroughs in diverse, challenging life-situations; ranging from Prayers for Spiritual growth, Profitable sales, Divine favour, Marital breakthroughs, Salvation of loved ones, Victory in Court, Success in Exams, Career Breakthroughs, Victory over Nightmares, Success in Ministry, Breaking Curses, Divine Healing leading to Divine health guarantees, Deliverance from satanic attacks and many more. Prayer Rain provides a way out for all those wallowing helplessly under satanic harassment. Knowing what to do and, and doing it right could make a difference between who sinks or swims in the river of life. Prayer Rain is a spiritual life-jacket. Endeavour to own your own copy! Christian Prayer Manual. Spiritual Warfare Manual. Prayer for Deliverance. Gethsemanic Prayer Model. Kingdom Prayer Style. Apostolic Decrees. Prayer Points.

Hunger Mountain

A Field Guide to Mind and Landscape

Author: David Hinton

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1611800161

Category: Nature

Page: 143

View: 2138

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Offers insight on everything from the mountain landscape to the origins of consciousness and the cosmos, from geology to Chinese landscape painting, from parenting to pictographic oracle-bone script, to a family chutney recipe--a profoundly ancient and resoundingly contemporary spiritual ecology.

Climate: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Mark Maslin

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191653934

Category: Science

Page: 152

View: 4931

DOWNLOAD NOW »
In this wide-ranging Very Short Introduction to climate, Mark Maslin considers all aspects of the global climate system, exploring and explaining the different components that control climate on Earth. He considers the processes that allow energy to reach the Earth and how it is redistributed around the planet by the ocean-atmosphere system; the relationship and differences between climate and the weather; how climate has affected life on Earth and human settlements; and the cyclic and quasi-cyclic features of climate such as the Milankovitch cycles and El Nino. He concludes by touching on the issue of climate change, and outlines some of the approaches that are now being taken to tackle it. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Rain Forests

Author: Nick Hunter

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 1410954390

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 1030

DOWNLOAD NOW »
"Rain Forests are the wettest places on land and are home to so many exotic plants and animals. However, they can be very dangerous places, as well. If you had the chance to explore a rain forest, what would you need to know? What would you pack? Who would you want to come with you? This book gives you the knowledge you need to plan your adventure! Presented in this book are several explorers of the rainforest."