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Chasing Water

Chasing Water Book
Author : Anthony Ervin,Constantine Markides
Publisher : Akashic Books
Release : 2016-03-14
ISBN : 1617754641
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Olympic swimmer reveals the wild and challenging journey that took place between two gold medals: “Inspiring, humorous, and often profound.”—People Magazine Anthony Ervin is an Olympic swimmer who won the gold at nineteen—and that may be one of the least interesting things about him. An athlete of Jewish and African-American descent who is also a practicing Buddhist, he auctioned off the medal he won in Sydney to help raise funds for victims of the 2004 tsunami. He had grown up battling Tourette’s syndrome, and later struggled with suicidal depression, drinking and drugs, and a period of homelessness. This blend of memoir and biography, written by Ervin in collaboration with trainer Constantine Markides, is part spiritual quest, part self-destructive bender involving Zen temples, fast motorcycles, tattoo parlors, and rock 'n' roll bands—revealing the journey that preceded his remarkable 2016 Olympic comeback as the oldest individual gold medal winner in swimming. Winner of the 2018 Buck Dawson Author Award presented by the International Swimming Hall of Fame “Gripping…Readers will understand the psyche and life of elite athletes as never before.”—Library Journal “A celebrated Olympian recounts how he rose to the top of his sport, crashed, and found redemption…The author never flinches at revealing his less-than-perfect past, and the humility he demonstrates at coming to terms with his own egotism and personal shortcomings makes the book frequently compelling. A provocative and refreshingly honest redemption memoir.”—Kirkus Reviews

Water Chasing Water

Water Chasing Water Book
Author : Koon Woon
Publisher : Kaya
Release : 2013
ISBN : 9781885030498
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Described by Bob Holman as "Li Po in drag, the voice of New America," Koon Woon exploded onto the poetry scene in the late 1990s. Largely self-taught, and struggling with both mental illness and homelessness, Seattle-based Woon wrote about the back alleys and tenement rooms on the margins of immigrant culture. His first collection, "The Truth in Rented Rooms "(included in this volume), won a PEN poetry prize and earned praise from Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Garrison Keillor. "Water Chasing Water" is Woon's second collection, and continues his exploration of loneliness and memory with poems and essays that seek out "This light / Without which existence is not detectable."

Chasing Water

Chasing Water Book
Author : Brian Richter
Publisher : Island Press
Release : 2014-06-03
ISBN : 9781610915380
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Water scarcity is spreading and intensifying in many regions of the world, with dire consequences for local communities, economies, and freshwater ecosystems. Current approaches tend to rely on policies crafted at the state or national level, which on their own have proved insufficient to arrest water scarcity. To be durable and effective, water plans must be informed by the culture, economics, and varied needs of affected community members. International water expert Brian Richter argues that sustainable water sharing in the twenty-first century can only happen through open, democratic dialogue and local collective action. In Chasing Water, Richter tells a cohesive and complete story of water scarcity: where it is happening, what is causing it, and how it can be addressed. Through his engaging and nontechnical style, he strips away the complexities of water management to its bare essentials, providing information and practical examples that will empower community leaders, activists, and students to develop successful and long-lasting water programs. Chasing Water will provide local stakeholders with the tools and knowledge they need to take an active role in the watershed-based planning and implementation that are essential for water supplies to remain sustainable in perpetuity.

Chasing Clayoquot

Chasing Clayoquot Book
Author : David Pitt-Brooke
Publisher : Greystone Books Ltd
Release : 2010-03-15
ISBN : 1553655230
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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First published in 2004, and now with a new introduction by the author and a foreword by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., this book of natural history, environmentalism, and politics explores one of the Earth's last primeval places: Clayoquot Sound. Pitt-Brooke takes the reader on 12 journeys, one for each month of the year. Each journey covers the outstanding natural event of that season, such as whale-watching in April, shorebird migration in May, and the salmon spawn in October.

Chasing Rainbows

Chasing Rainbows Book
Author : Daron Kenneth
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2018-09-18
ISBN : 1546256725
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Chasing Rainbows is a collection of poetry and microstories that shares the author’s interests, including life, love, friendship, and nature. The book takes the reader on an often real and surreal ride through the mindscape of the author’s soul.

Chasing Water Catching Snow

Chasing Water  Catching Snow Book
Author : Lee Stegner
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Dreamt Land

The Dreamt Land Book
Author : Mark Arax
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2019-05-21
ISBN : 1101875216
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A vivid, searching journey into California's capture of water and soil—the epic story of a people's defiance of nature and the wonders, and ruin, it has wrought Mark Arax is from a family of Central Valley farmers, a writer with deep ties to the land who has watched the battles over water intensify even as California lurches from drought to flood and back again. In The Dreamt Land, he travels the state to explore the one-of-a-kind distribution system, built in the 1940s, '50s and '60s, that is straining to keep up with California's relentless growth. The Dreamt Land weaves reportage, history and memoir to confront the "Golden State" myth in riveting fashion. No other chronicler of the West has so deeply delved into the empires of agriculture that drink so much of the water. The nation's biggest farmers—the nut king, grape king and citrus queen—tell their story here for the first time. Arax, the native son, is persistent and tough as he treks from desert to delta, mountain to valley. What he finds is hard earned, awe-inspiring, tragic and revelatory. In the end, his compassion for the land becomes an elegy to the dream that created California and now threatens to undo it.

Chasing Their Dreams

Chasing Their Dreams Book
Author : Lily Chow
Publisher : Prince George, B.C. : Caitlin Press
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Lily Chow does justice not only to the history of Chinese in British Columbia but also the greater context of the history of the oppressed people. Her writing represents a lonely voice crying out for justice and denouncing hypocrisy..." -Dr. W. C. Tan

Chasing Dirt

Chasing Dirt Book
Author : Suellen Hoy
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0195111281
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hoy details the efforts to convince African-Americans and immigrants of the importance of cleanliness, examining the efforts of Booker T. Washington (who preached the "gospel of the toothbrush"), Jane Addams at Hull House, and Lillian Wald at the Henry Street Settlement House. Indeed, we see how cleanliness gradually shifted from a way to prevent disease to a way to assimilate, to become American. And as the book enters the modern era, we learn how advertising for soaps, mouthwashes, toothpastes, and deodorants in mass-circulation magazines showed working men and women how to cleanse themselves and become part of the increasingly sweatless, odorless, and successful middle class. Shower for success!

Chasing the City

Chasing the City Book
Author : Joshua M Nason,Jeffrey S Nesbit
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-10-08
ISBN : 1351202979
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Historically, many architects, planners, and urban designers solicit idealistic depictions of a controllable urban environment made from highly regulated geometrical organizations and systematically defined processes. Rather than working as urban "designers" who set out to control and implant external processes, we shift our approach to that of urban "detectives," who set out to chase the city. Charged with approaching the city more responsively, we investigate what we do not know, allowing the city to direct our work. As urban detectives, we have the ability to interrogate and respond to the elaborate patterns emerging from self-generated, internalized urban interactions. Chasing the City asks what are the current design trends shaping how we, first, understand the cities of today to, then, produce informed decisions on the continuously undefined evolving city of tomorrow. Intentionally, the work here does not adhere to rudimentary notions of supposed singularities or rely upon past generations of idealistic utopian models. Rather, Chasing the City delineates current models of urban investigation that seek to respond to the nature of cities and develop heretofore-urban strategies as concurrently negotiated future urbanism. This edited volume provides a collection of innovative design research projects based on shared notions of Chasing the City through three bodies of strategic frameworks: (1) Mapping, (2) Resource, and (3) Typology. This structure ultimately allows readers, as fellow urban detectives, access to exploratory tools and methods of detection that accumulate from our environs, both practical and projective in our chase of the city.

Chasing Mammon

Chasing Mammon Book
Author : Douglas Kennedy
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2011-11-03
ISBN : 1405511540
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Money as a weapon. Money as revenge. Money as a substitute for sex and love. Money as status ... This intriguing and extraordinarily well-written book is cheering for those of us who aren't rich, and will go happily to our graves without ever pulling down £300,000 per annum' Simon Hoggart, LITERARY REVIEW 'How we chase Mammon defines us. Because, like it or not, we are what we earn,' CHASING MAMMON is the first travel book ever written about the uses of money and the attitudes of the wheelers and dealers in the international marketplace. Douglas Kennedy spent a year loitering with intent in six very disparate financial realms, including the Casablanca bourse (where stocks and bonds are listed on a blackboard), the squeaky-clean Singapore money markets, the Sydney futures market and the first Hungarian stock exchange to open since 1948. From the 'New Age' City folk in London, unsure whether greed really is good for you, to the tireless toilers of Wall Street, Knnedy's encounters with money-makers around the globe make for an exhilarating and quirkily original journey through the modern cash nexus.

Tales of East River Chasing Shadows

Tales of East River  Chasing Shadows Book
Author : David McLeod
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2021-07-24
ISBN : 1312430605
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Chasing the Gator

Chasing the Gator Book
Author : Timothy Eagen McHugh
Publisher : Timothy McHugh
Release : 2009-08-28
ISBN : 1439240388
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Enjoy the events of one summer at White Lake Golf Course with one golf pro chasing women, one running from the woman he has, and a staff of retirees who are more interested in free golf than working.

Chasing Rumor

Chasing Rumor Book
Author : Cameron Chambers
Publisher : Patagonia
Release : 2015-06-09
ISBN : 1938340418
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A blip of prosperity at the turn of the 20th century brought American trout to Patagonia, then for a half-century they were forgotten to fight wars and build a nation. Rediscovered by fishermen a half-century later, the fish had grown to epic proportions. In Chasing Rumor, Cameron Chambers chronicles his modern-day pilgrimage to the rivers of Patagonia in pursuit of these legendary 20-pound trout. What started as a trip focused on catching fish became a love affair with the Patagonian landscape, environment, and, mostly, the people. From a business mogul turned B&B owner to a kid determined to save a local trout population, Chasing Rumor is at times the story of a handful of fishermen, and at other times a tale of enormous trout.

Chasing Ghosts

Chasing Ghosts Book
Author : Louise DeSalvo
Publisher : Fordham University Press
Release : 2015-10-12
ISBN : 082326873X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When literary biographer and memoirist Louise DeSalvo embarked upon a journey to learn why her father came home from World War II a changed man, she didn’t realize her quest would take ten years, and that it would yield more revelations about the man—and herself—and the effect of his military service upon their family than she’d ever imagined. During his last years, as he told her about his life, DeSalvo began to understand that her obsession with war novels and military history wasn’t merely academic but rooted in her desire to understand this complex father whom she both adored and reviled because of his mistreatment of her. Although she at first believes she wants to uncover his story, the story of a man who was no hero but who was nonetheless adversely affected by the his military service, she learns that what she really wants is to recover the man that he was before he went away. As DeSalvo and her father uncover his past piece-by-piece, bit-by-bit, she learns about the dreams of a working-class man who entered the military in the late 1930s during peacetime to better himself, a man who wanted to become a pilot. She learns about what it was like for him to participate in war games in the Pacific prior to the war, and its devastating toll. She learns about what it was like for her parents to fall in love, set up house, marry, and have children during this cataclysmic time. And as the pieces of her father’s life fall into place as works to piece together the puzzle of everything she’s learned about this time, she finds herself finally able to understand him. Chasing Ghosts is an original contribution to the understanding of working-class World War II veterans who did not conventionally distinguish themselves through “heroic” actions and whose lives were not until recently considered worthy of historical or cultural attention. It personalizes the history of those sailors who served in the Navy aboard aircraft carriers and on islands in the Pacific prior to, and during World War II and contributes to the current vital conversation about the often-unrecognized effects of war and its traumas upon those men and their families. It reveals the lifelong devastating consequences of military service on those men and women who fell in love, married, and set up house. And it reveals the complexity of what it is like to be the daughter of a father who has gone to war.

Chasing the Divine in the Holy Land

Chasing the Divine in the Holy Land Book
Author : Ruth Everhart
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 2012-12-13
ISBN : 146743745X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When Ruth Everhart was given the opportunity to travel to the Holy Land as one of several ministers taking part in a documentary about pilgrimage, she jumped at the opportunity. Little did she know just how demanding -- yet ultimately rewarding -- her transformation from Presbyterian minister, wife, and mom to pilgrim would be. Candid, down-to-earth, and delightful, Ruth recounts her experiences in Chasing the Divine in the Holy Land, inviting readers to journey alongside her on an unforgettable Holy Land pilgrimage. Watch the trailer:

Chasing Perfect

Chasing Perfect Book
Author : Alisha Illian
Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
Release : 2020-10-06
ISBN : 073698044X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Girl, read your Bible. You can eat all the kale, buy all the things, lift all the weights, take all the trips, trash all that doesn’t spark joy, wash your face and hustle like mad, but if you don’t rest your soul in Jesus, you’ll never find peace and purpose. You’ve had enough of the hustle. You’ve given up trying to meet social media’s impossible standards, and you’re done living a life ruled by busyness. But where do you go from here? For Alisha Illian, it wasn’t until she learned to abide in God’s truth that she finally found fulfillment. In Chasing Perfect, Alisha shares how God awakened her heart to prioritize what matters to Him. She’ll help you learn what it means to look beyond each day’s diversions and live in surrender to the Savior. You’ll see why it’s so important to… separate yourself from the self-first attitude of self-help culture savor each blessing God has given you schedule—rather than squeeze in—daily time to spend with God You don’t have to keep filling your calendar to the brim with unsatisfying distractions. Chasing Perfect will help you submit to God and experience His perfect renewal and rest.

Chasing Chiles

Chasing Chiles Book
Author : Kurt Michael Friese,Kraig Kraft,Gary Paul Nabhan
Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
Release : 2011-03-16
ISBN : 1603582509
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Chasing the Bounty

Chasing the Bounty Book
Author : Donald A. Maxton
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2020-03-10
ISBN : 1476639744
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Popular films about the Bounty mutiny only scratch the surface. This rebellion on a British vessel in 1789 sparked the voyages of H.M.S. Pandora--dispatched to track down the mutineers and return them to England for court-martial--and the Matavy, a schooner built by the mutineers in Tahiti. This is the first book to include eyewitness accounts from five men who endured these voyages. Presented in overlapping, chronological order are the first publication of a narrative by a member of Matavy's crew, who vividly describes a desperate struggle to survive with meager provisions among islands filled with hostile natives. A previously unpublished poem by an anonymous sailor on Pandora recounts the ship's sinking, the survivors' tortuous journey to the Dutch East Indies, and their return to England. The captain's unedited statement on the loss of Pandora is included and appendices summarize the Bounty and Pandora courts-martial and the later history of each narrator.

Chasing Water in the Atmosphere

Chasing Water in the Atmosphere Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018
ISBN : 9789402810585
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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