Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

Author: Annette McGivney

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 0898869102

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 196

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Offering a timely, thorough introduction to "Leave No Trace" principles, this updated guide covers techniques for all seasons, terrain, and outdoor activities, from choosing a campsite to food and garbage handling to personal hygiene. Photos & illustrations.

A Trace of Smoke

A Trace of Smoke

Author: Rebecca Cantrell

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429959049

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Even though hardened crime reporter Hannah Vogel knows all too well how tough it is to survive in 1931 Berlin, she is devastated when she sees a photograph of her brother's body posted in the Hall of the Unnamed Dead. Ernst, a cross-dressing lounge singer at a seedy nightclub, had many secrets, a never-ending list of lovers, and plenty of opportunities to get into trouble. Hannah delves into the city's dark underbelly to flush out his murderer, but the late night arrival of a five-year-old orphan on her doorstep complicates matters. The endearing Anton claims that Hannah is his mother... and that her dead brother Ernst is his father. As her investigations into Ernst's murder and Anton's parentage uncover political intrigue and sex scandals in the top ranks of the rising Nazi party, Hannah fears not only for her own life, but for that of a small boy who has come to call her "mother." At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Imprint and Trace

Imprint and Trace

Author: Sonja Neef

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861897381

Category: Social Science

Page: 365

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Today, writing by hand seems a nearly archaic process. Nearly all of our written communication is digital—our letters are via email or text message, our manuscripts are composed using word processors, our journals are blogs, and we sign checks to pay bills with the push of a button. Sonja Neef believes that what we have lost in our modern technological conversation is the ductus—the physical and material act of handwriting. In Imprint and Trace Neef argues, however, that handwriting throughout its history has always been threatened with erasure. It exists in a dual state: able to be standardized, repeated, copied—much like an imprint—and yet persistently singular, original, and authentic as a trace or line. Throughout its history, from the first prehistoric handprint, through the innovations of stylus, quill, and printing press, handwriting has revealed an interweaving, ever-changing relationship between imprint and trace. Even today, in the age of the digital revolution, the trace of handwriting is still an integral part of communication, whether etched, photographed, pixelated, or scanned. Imprint and Trace presents an essential re-evaluation of the relationships between handwriting and technology, and between the various imprints and traces that define communication.

Next to Godliness

Next to Godliness

Author: Alice Peck

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 9781594732140

Category: House & Home

Page: 226

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Through a beautiful, eclectic array of personal narratives, fiction and sacred texts, find new perspectives on ways to reach out for the Divine within simple acts like washing dishes and more daunting tasks like cleaning up the "messes" in our communities.

Discovering the Musical Mind

Discovering the Musical Mind

Author: Jeanne Bamberger

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199589838

Category: Education

Page: 374

View: 397

Following her distinguished earlier career as a concert pianist and later as a music theorist, Jeanne Bamberger conducted countless case studies analysing musical development and creativity within the classroom environment. 'Discovering the musical mind' draws together these classic studies, and offers the chance to revisit and reconsider some of the conclusions she drew at the time.