Author: J.W. Gregory

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317845501

Category: History

Page: 422

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First printed in 1896, this is a "Narrative of a Journey to Mount Kenya and Lake Baringo with Some Account of the Geology, Natural History, Anthropology and Future Prospect of British East Africa.
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the Great Rift Valley

Author: John Walter Gregory

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Africa, Central

Page: 63

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Author: Scott Washburn

Publisher: Winged Hussar Publishing

ISBN: 0997094699

Category: Fiction

Page: 325

View: 1676

A science fiction novel set in the far future. The new empires, which have arisen from the rubble of a devastating war, are looking with greedy eyes across the Great Rift to the untouched stars which lie there. Great riches and power will come to those who can control them. Engineer Charles Crawford has been dispatched with Terraformer Regina Nassau and a bold expedition on a ten-year voyage to establish a colony and transport gate on the far side of the Rift. But a rival power is determined to hijack the attempt and has secreted an agent in the expedition to disrupt it with sabotage and murder. With the political and military personnel dead, the task of carrying on falls to the engineers and technicians. Crawford and Nassau must mold the survivors into a force capable of resisting an enemy attack while continuing their primary task of establishing the colony and building the all-important transport gate. Their task is further complicated by the fact that the far side of the Rift is not as uninhabited as it was supposed to be. Refugees from the earlier, destroyed civilization have already made a home here and they look upon the newcomers with decidedly mixed emotions. Crawford and Nassau must try to win the trust of the natives if they are to have any hope against the coming enemy attack.
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Literacy, Numeracy, and the Religion-Science Divide

Author: Michael E. Hobart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780674985186

Category: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

Page: 521

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Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- Introduction: The Rift between Science and Religion -- Part I. A Prayer and a Theory: The Classifying Temper -- Religio and Scientia -- 1. A World of Words and Things -- 2. Demonstrable Common Sense: Premodern Science -- Part II. From the "Imagination Mathematical" to the Threshold of Analysis -- Teeming Things and Empty Relations -- 3. Early Numeracy and the Classifying of Mathematics -- 4. Thing-Mathematics: The Medieval Quadrivium -- 5. Arithmetic: Hindu-Arabic Numbers and the Rise of Commerce -- 6. Music: Taming Time, Tempering Tone -- 7. Geometry: The Illusions of Perspective and Proportion -- 8. Astronomy: The Technologies of Time -- Part III. Galileo and the Analytical Temper -- The Moment of Modern Science -- 9. The Birth of Analysis -- 10. Toward the Mathematization of Matter -- 11. Demonstrations and Narrations: The Doctrine of Two Truths -- Epilogue: The Great Rift Today -- Appendixes -- Illustration Credits -- Notes -- Index
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Author: Edward W. Robertson

Publisher: Edward W. Robertson

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 568

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Five years ago, young sorcerer Dante Galand and his friend Blays averted war against their new home, the city of Narashtovik. Ever since, they've been repaying their debts, arming and training the nomadic norren people in preparation for rebellion against the empire that enslaves them. When Dante hears a nearby norren clan is in possession of the Quivering Bow—a legendary artifact that can strike down walls with a single arrow—his course is clear. With such a weapon, he can secure independence for both the norren and Narashtovik. But the bow has been taken by the enemy. Following a trail of pirates and slavers, Dante, Blays, and a clan of norren warriors strike deep into enemy lands. Until now, their rebellion's been kept secret. But their quest for the bow leads Dante and Blays to an all-out assault on the personal manor of powerful lord Cassinder. Enraged, Cassinder will have his revenge on norren and Narashtovik alike—and this time, there will be no stopping the engines of war. THE GREAT RIFT is the second book in an epic fantasy trilogy.
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three novels of Africa

Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher: Penguin USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 643

View: 548

This volume contains three comic and sinister novels set against Africa's vibrant landscape. In Fong and the Indians, a Chinese immigrant in a ramshackle East African country learns to survive by making friends with his enemies; The Girls at Play is the story of white female teachers at an isolated school for African girls in the Kenyan Bush; and Jungle Lovers is the "comic and disturbing" story of an insurance salesman abducted by revolutionary terrorists in Malawi.
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Africa, surgery, AIDS, aid

Author: Michael S. King,Elspeth King (Ph. D.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 158

View: 9522

A surgeon and his wife, a University lecturer, write of their thirty years in Africa - AIDS, diseases, local culture, polygamy, family planning, and the failure of international donors to alleviate poverty. They enjoy the beauty and fascination of the Land and Lake of Malawi. "A riveting account with first hand evidence of 'the poor'." "He undertaking surgical proceedures with minimal technical resources - they appalled by the gravity of AIDS." "Some people will be shocked and scandalised by what they say."
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Author: Elizabeth L. Gilbert

Publisher: Abrams Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 271

View: 8109

"Tribes of the Great Rift Valley" is a celebration of the traditional peoples who occupy the lands of the Great Rift Valley, from the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Eritrea, across the Ethiopian highlands, and down to the great lakes and plains of Kenya, Tanzania, and Malawi. Here are the proud, majestic warriors of the Maasai and Samburu, the Mursi with their jutting lip-plates, the guinea-fowl-painted faces of the Karo, the bull jumpers of the Hamar, and the honey seekers of the forests, the Batwa, among many other tribes. These fascinating peoples of the Rift Valley are remarkably diverse, yet sadly, nearly all of these communities face extinction in the near future due to Western influence. Elizabeth Gilberts glorious black-and-white photography accompanied by her thoughtful, engaging text, offers sweeping views of this magnificent and sometimes harsh landscape and its peoples. Thought-provoking and remarkable, "Tribes of the Great Rift Valley" is a time capsule, perhaps even the last record, of age-old traditions and a way of life that will almost certainly soon vanish from our planet.
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Author: Peter M. LeTourneau,Paul Eric Olsen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231111621

Category: Science

Page: 240

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The breakup of the Pangean supercontinent in the Triassic-Jurassic age left great rift basins containing an extraordinary record of the physical and biological conditions which precipitated a major extinction event at the time. These basins collectively form a rift province called the Central Atlantic Margin, which spans more than 45 degrees of paleolatitude and records over 35 million years of Earth history. Leading experts present a detailed review of the rift province's geology, paleobiology, and geophysics. This extensive two-volume work offers in-depth coverage of the North American components of the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province. In volume 1, leading researchers give thorough reviews and highlight recent advances in our understanding of the structural geology, tectonics, and volcanism of the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province.
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Author: United States. Bureau of Land Management. Idaho State Office

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 50

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 207

View: 6216

The flora and fauna of one of Africa's most spectacular regions is documented in 202 breathtaking photographs, from snow-topped mountains to heat-blasted salt flats.
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final wilderness study report

Author: United States. Bureau of Land Management. Idaho Falls District

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 60

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Being the Narrative of a Journey to Mount Kenya and Lake Baringo with Some Account of the Geology, Natural History, Anthropology and Future Prospects of British East Africa

Author: John Walter Gregory

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714618128

Category: History

Page: 422

View: 3579

First printed in 1896, this is a "Narrative of a Journey to Mount Kenya and Lake Baringo with Some Account of the Geology, Natural History, Anthropology and Future Prospect of British East Africa.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: Struik Pub

ISBN: 9781770074507

Category: Nature

Page: 144

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The Great Rift Valley of Africa, formed by violent geological events of the past, is so prominent a cleft down the eastern side of the continent that it can be seen even from the moon. A series of beautiful photographs reveals the valley’s many ecological niches – evolutionary ‘hotspots’ where diverse life forms have arisen and flourished. The book showcases the fauna of the region: the only wolves of Africa in the Ethiopian Highlands; the flamingos of the soda lakes, adapted to survive in one of the most inhospitable environments on Earth; the diverse wildlife of the Ngorongoro crater, and the epic migrations across the Serengeti plains; the gorillas on the forested slopes of the Virunga volcanoes; and our closest relatives, the chimpanzees on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. The text and images reveal traces of our own human origins in the rich palaeontological discoveries of hominid remains, and celebrate the way of life of the Hadzabe people of Lake Eyasi. The authors sound a warning note on the potential impact of humans on these formerly pristine areas and the extraordinary legacy of natural diversity that could be lost. The vast and awe-inspiring landscapes of the Great Rift Valley are the backdrop to this fascinating exploration of the ‘cradle of life’.
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