The Sands of Time is a series of short stories dealing with both the wildlife of today, prehistoric and ancient cultures, and the history behind astronomy. In this time period, Barbara Silverman writes about unusual animal species, many unfamiliar to the average person. Then traveling back into the past you, the reader, will share the lives of people from long ago. You will listen to animal mythology and see how it affected their daily lives. You will look at the skies through the eyes of these cultures from long ago, listening to their stories and visiting some of the astronomically aligned structures that have been left behind. While, in more modern times there are several stories about various astronomers that helped to shape our knowledge of the stars and planets. These astronomers lived in different times, different places, but united by their love of the stars. The Sands of Time was written for the average reader. Well researched, well written, sometimes with a sense of humour, this book contains something for everyone, whether you are a casual reader or someone looking for in-depth reading, you will not be disappointed.
These two volumes of poetry are about love, philosophy, war, betrayal, natural disasters and on a religious theme. The poems are meant to convey home truths and meant to be enjoyed. They are often very powerful but some are very whimsical too.
The poetry of Jody Cooke while greatly varied and at times seemingly unfocused in theme is a wonderful read and filled with rich emotional commentary. From man's base desires and carnal hunger to the more brutal aspects of rage, obsession, and the need for violence. Mr. Cooke takes a deep look into man's heart and pulls out the things we all try so desperately to hide. In other works he explores more romantic themes such as love, family, and the untamed wilds of our deepest imagination. Contained within this book are many such pieces. A body of work that is the result of a lifetime of creation. Here is a brief examination of a few of my favorites.
Each time Neil Avery reminisces about a certain Southern preacher, he is haunted with regret for mistreating the minister's daughter—the young woman who tried to teach him about love. This overcomes Avery with thoughts of what should have been. But at the zenith of the 21st century, quantum physicists have created a frightening invention: a time machine responsible for the death of one scientist and disappearance of another. When Avery learns he may be forced into retirement, he must end the military career he loves, or accept a secret mission as part of the nuclear-genetic time machine. But to take on the perilous assignment would mean to join those misleading the FBI away from the most incredible invention devised by man to date. A thrilling novel of technological advances and military might, ACROSS THE SANDS OF TIME is the gripping story of one man's shot at redemption.
In a remote town in Montana, a history teacher decides to let his students trace the path of history for their ancestors. By teaching themselves about the events that have transpired over the past six-hundred years, the students are able to put their own lives in the shoes of the immigrants that would leave their homeland and traveled to the new world that is flowing with milk and honey. Many surprises are in store, as they trace old journals, diaries, and their news clippings that tell the true story in detail. They learn how families left abuse, bondage, and political unrest behind, so they can enjoy freedom, liberty, and independence in their new surroundings. To add to the splendor of history, the students make startling discoveries that would be forever enshrined in the archives of time itself. To add to the learning experience, join Josef, as his students help him find love, romance, and a new beginning. The teacher is now the student and life changes in ways he never expected.
While Allan Ogot's circuits of influence have been very wide, and while he has participated in conferences and forums around the world, he has never yielded his intellectual and personal anchorage in Kenya - though he has had numerous opportunities to accept distinguished chairs overseas. Extraordinarily, Allan Ogot has sustained his incredible level of service and scholarship through shifting and challenging conditions within Kenya and within Africa, navigating changing economic and political circumstances. His steady hand and persistent commitment to the highest ideals of scholarly engagement and community provide remarkable model for all who are dedicating themselves and will dedicate themselves to Africanist scholarship. This autobiography provides a commentary on the history of Kenya as seen through Allan Ogot's life experiences.
One of ten children, born in 1924 in a little Dutch town close to the German border, Hank OpdenDries grew up in a world surrounded by farms and wooded hills, a life much in contrast to the fast-paced world we understand, where the simple appearance of a car would be met with fascination by an entire village; the most common mode of transport at that time being the horse. As the hungry thirties set in, rumors of war precipitated by Hitler’s Germany threatened to turn Hank’s world upside down. When the invasion came, his world was transformed forever. Witnessing firsthand the German invasion of his homeland, Hank soon found himself, along with many other able-bodied Dutchmen, forced to work in the Ruhr to help the German war effort. Escaping back to the Netherlands, Hank went underground with a number of his friends, remaining in occupied Holland for the duration of the war. Helping to shelter a down British airman (who eventually escaped using the Dutch rail network while still dressed in his RAF uniform), Hank also saw Hitler’s infamous V-2 rockets take flight, along with the Nazi’s sadistic treatment of Holland’s Jewish population. Liberated from German occupation by Canadian soldiers in 1945, three years later, Hank found himself starting a new life as an immigrant to Canada. Vividly retold, Hank’s story is one of survival and resistance in a time of unprecedented violence and treachery. His story is about not only tragedy but also heroism. In short, it is the story of Holland in the Second World War and one man’s determination to build a new life for himself in the country that gave him his freedom.
This extensive book is divided into two parts. The first, which has eighteen chapters, deals with German POW camps as they were opened, in chronological order and to which the Bomber Command POWs were sent. Each chapter includes anecdotes and stories of the men in the camps - capture, escape, illness, and murder - and illustrates the awfulness of captivity even in German hands. Roughly one in every twenty captured airmen never returned home. The first part also covers subjects such as how the POWs were repatriated during the war; how they returned at war's end; the RAF traitors; the war crimes; and the vital importance of the Red Cross. The style is part reference, part gripping narrative, and the book will correct many historical inaccuracies, and includes previously unpublished photographs. The second part comprises an annotated list of ALL 10,995 RAF Bomber Command airmen who were taken prisoner, together with an extended introduction. The two parts together are the fruit of exhaustive research and provide an important contribution to our knowledge of the war and a unique reference work not only for the serious RAF historian but for the ex-POWs themselves and their families and anyone with an interest in the RAF in general and captivity in particular.
The Doctor is in Victorian London with Nyssa and Tegan – a city shrouded in mystery. When Nyssa is kidnapped in the British Museum, the Doctor and Tegan have to unlock the answers to a series of ancient questions. Their quest leads them across continents and time as an ancient Egyptian prophecy threatens future England. To save Nyssa, the Doctor must foil the plans of the mysterious Sadan Rassul. But as mummies stalk the night, an ancient terror stirs in its tomb. An adventure featuring the Fifth Doctor, as played by Peter Davison, and his companions Nyssa and Tegan
What would you think if you found evidence of an advanced life-form encased in a two-hundred-million-year-old sandstone canyon wall? This was the problem that Ev Collins had when he found something on a hike in the canyon country of southern Utah. Ev, a geology professor, was pondering whom he could tell and what he could share, when the day after his discovery he chanced upon Mida Peterson, a doctoral anthropology student from the Mescalero Apache Reservation in New Mexico. Ev de