The Songlines

Author: Bruce Chatwin
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504038339
Format: PDF, Mobi
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International Bestseller: The famed travel writer and author of In Patagonia traverses Australia, exploring Aboriginal culture and song—and humanity’s origins. Long ago, the creators wandered Australia and sang the landscape into being, naming every rock, tree, and watering hole in the great desert. Those songs were passed down to the Aboriginals, and for centuries they have served not only as a shared heritage but as a living map. Sing the right song, and it can guide you across the desert. Lose the words, and you will die. Into this landscape steps Bruce Chatwin, the greatest travel writer of his generation, who comes to Australia to learn these songs. A born wanderer, whose lust for adventure has carried him to the farthest reaches of the globe, Chatwin is entranced by the cultural heritage of the Aboriginals. As he struggles to find the deepest meaning of these ancient, living songs, he is forced to embark on a much more difficult journey—through his own history—to reckon with the nature of language itself. Part travelogue, part memoir, part novel, The Songlines is one of Bruce Chatwin’s final—and most ambitious—works. From the author of the bestselling In Patagonia and On the Black Hill, a sweeping exploration of a landscape, a people, and one man’s history, it is the sort of book that changes the reader forever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Bruce Chatwin including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

Besler Florilegium

Author: Gerard G. Aymonin
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9780810911741
Format: PDF, ePub
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Consists of plates collected together in Besler's Hortus Eystettensis, a gardening book first published in 1613. Among the botanic gardens ... that of the Bishop of Eichstätt on the Willibaldsburg was outstanding; the Bishop ordered drawings of the flowers and plants to be made. Long considered one of the most ambitious and splendid books on ornamental flowering plants. Reproductions are in full colour and in the original size. With full notes and commentary on each plant in a new English translation.

A Barrel Full of Pennies

Author: John Patrick
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822200956
Format: PDF, Docs
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THE STORY: In the household of Adonis Samaritan, cab driver and lover of mankind, all homeless creatures, dogs, lame ducks and people--are welcome, much to the distress of daughter Alicia, who wishes she didn't have to be embarrassed at the thought

Pocahontas and the Strangers

Author: Clyde Robert Bulla
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780606038928
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The braves of Pocahontas' tribe all speak of war, but when they capture Captain John Smith, Pocahontas feels she must try to save the white man's life.