Personal Growth Through Adventure

Author: David Hopkins
Publisher: David Fulton Pub
ISBN: 9781853461583
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The term 'Islamic cities' has been used to refer to cities of the Islamic world, centring on the Middle East. Academic scholarship has tended to link the cities of the Islamic world with Islam as a religion and culture, in an attempt to understand them as a whole in a unified and homogenous way. Examining studies (books, articles, maps, bibliographies) of cities which existed in the Middle East and Central Asia in the period from the rise of Islam to the beginning of the 20th century, this book seeks to examine and compare Islamic cities in their diversity of climate, landscape, population and historical background. Coordinating research undertaken since the nineteenth century, and comparing the historiography of the Maghrib, Mashriq, Turkey, Iran and Central Asia, Islamic Urbanism provides a fresh perspective on issues that have exercised academic concern in urban studies and highlights avenues for future research.

The Adventures of Koosey The Ladybug

Author: Sherry Wilson-King
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1481767097
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Joey has just moved to a new city, so his dad, an astronaut, can be near his job at NASA. He learns to adapt to his new home when he makes friends with a talking bug – a ladybug named Koosey. It turns out that the garden in Joey’s new home is a new world full of surprises and adventures. Find out how life changes for Joey and Koosey in amazing ways... “Sherry Wilson-King’s The Adventures of Koosey the Ladybug – Koosey’s Garden promises adventure and excitement to youngsters while providing lessons on obedience, growth, acceptance to change, and hope. Parents and teachers can add this to their tool box as an entertaining way of espousing valuable lessons to young children.” - Marlyne DeLima, parent and educator “In The Adventures of Koosey The Ladybug – Koosey’s Garden, children find characters with whom they can easily identify. Children, especially those experiencing one of life’s painful transitions, i.e. divorce, loss, etc., and feeling ‘terminally unique,’ will not only find entertainment, but companionship and understanding with Joey, Koosey and the loveable garden creatures.” -Nadine Pierre-Louis, parent and psychotherapist Author of Co-Parenting Guidelines “The Adventures of Koosey the Ladybug – Koosey’s Garden is a story about human perception that crosses the barriers of age, gender, religion, culture and time. This fun-filled book will take you on an adventure that reveals life is as true as the truth we choose to give it. The story of Koosey and her friends will provoke self-analysis that can be used to stimulate conversation in a family as well as educational setting be it academic, spiritual or clinical.” -Lynn Hernandez, parent and social worker

A Magnificent Adventure

Author: Cherie Young
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1512741671
Format: PDF
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The Whisper, to a childs heart, had proven itself to be true and enduring through many years of lifes journey. Often feeling alone was proven through time to be quite the opposite. In looking back, a long path of travel was unfolding. Steps of fear and a small faith had been led, while dancing sugarplums now stood to attention. Life is a one- time chance to soar, a journey meant for purpose. The simplicity of a childs fable and the most treacherous of lifes storms, what could they have in common, a famous racehorse, a fireman, a wooden puppet, an old scrooge, a Ghost, a banker, a king and four dysfunctional friends on a path? They all carried a depth of truth that in later life would reveal the mystery to a Magnificent Adventure.

Becoming Odyssa

Author: Jennifer Pharr Davis
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780825305689
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Originally published in 2010 with the subtitle Epic adventures on the Appalachian Trail.

The Celestine Prophecy

Author: James Redfield
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780446545556
Format: PDF, Kindle
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THE #1 BESTSELLING INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON - NOW WITH A NEW PREFACE You have never read a book like this before -- a book that comes along once in a lifetime to change lives forever. In the rain forests of Peru, an ancient manuscript has been discovered. Within its pages are 9 key insights into life itself -- insights each human being is predicted to grasp sequentially; one insight, then another, as we move toward a completely spiritual culture on Earth. Drawing on ancient wisdom, it tells you how to make connections among the events happening in your life right now and lets you see what is going to happen to you in the years to come. The story it tells is a gripping one of adventure and discovery, but it is also a guidebook that has the power to crystallize your perceptions of why you are where you are in life and to direct your steps with a new energy and optimism as you head into tomorrow. Praise for The Celestine Prophecy "A gripping adventure story filled with intrigue, suspense, and spiritual revelations." - Commonwealth Journal "A spiritual classic...a book to read and reread, to cherish, and to give to friends." - Joan Borysenko, PhD, author of Fire in the Soul "In his inimitable style of great storytelling, Redfield opens us up to a world of insight, inspiration, synchronicity, and power." - Deepak Chopra

Blanket of Stars

Author: C W Lockhart
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692072073
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An unlikely pilgrim battles agoraphobia to reclaim life beyond the sofa. The 800-kilometer journey along the Camino Frances provides a scenic backdrop to ponder midlife crisis and chronic illness, an empty nest and marital woes, military service and posttraumatic stress, rage and grief, heartbreak and fear - And the way forward. El Camino de Santiago, known fondly as The Way, is a matrix of trails with starting points across Europe leading to the sacred relics of Saint James the Apostle in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Often considered a Catholic pilgrimage, this ancient route predates Christianity. The Way continues to evolve, attracting spiritual seekers with and without religion, thru-hikers, fitness junkies, history buffs, and the curious. Armed with humor and grit and a backpack named little Agnus, Lockhart tackles emotional and physical obstacles, shares adventures with pilgrims from all over the world, mothers traveling teens, endures blisters and bicycle seats and embraces the glory of Mother Nature and the intrinsic spirituality of peregrination. She finds herself transcending from a human being on a spiritual quest to a spiritual being on a human quest.

Boys Life

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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.

Adventures on the Wine Route

Author: Kermit Lynch
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374710473
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When Adventures on the Wine Route was first published, Victor Hazan said, "In Kermit Lynch's small, true, delightful book there is more understanding about what wine really is than in everything else I have read." A quarter century later, this remarkable journey of wine, travel, and taste remains an essential volume for wine lovers. In 2007, Eric Asimov, in The New York Times, called it "one of the finest American books on wine," and in 2012, The Wall Street Journal pro-claimed that it "may be the best book on the wine business." In celebration of its twenty-fifth anniversary, Adventures on the Wine Route has been thoroughly redesigned and updated with an epilogue and a list of the great wine connoisseur's twenty-five most memorable bottles. In this singular tour along the French wine route, Lynch ventures forth to find the very essence of the wine world. In doing so, he never shies away from the attitudes, opinions, and beliefs that have made him one of our most respected and outspoken authorities on wine. Yet his guiding philosophy is exquisitely simple. As he writes in the introduction, "Wine is, above all, about pleasure. Those who make it ponderous make it dull . . . If you keep an open mind and take each wine on its own terms, there is a world of magic to discover." Adventures on the Wine Route is the ultimate quest for this magic via France's most distinguished vineyards and wine cellars. Lynch draws vivid portraits of vintners—from inebriated négociants to a man who oversees a vineyard that has been in his family for five hundred years—and memorably evokes the countryside at every turn. "The French," Lynch writes, "with their aristocratic heritage, their experience and tradition, approach wine from another point of view . . . and one cannot appreciate French wine with any depth of understanding without knowing how the French themselves look at their wines, by going to the source, descending into their cold, humid cellars, tasting with them, and listening to the language they employ to describe their wines." Here, Kermit Lynch assures a whole new generation of readers—as well as his loyal fans—that discussions about wine need not focus so stringently on "the pH, the oak, the body, the finish," but rather on the "gaiety" of the way "the tart fruit perfume[s] the palate and the brain."