Between the Woods and the Water

Between the Woods and the Water continues the journey ... [He] planned to live like a tramp, a pilgrim, or a wandering scholar -- sleeping in workhouses, monasteries, and barns.

Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor

Publisher: Viking Adult

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Category: Danube River Valley

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"With a borrowed rucksack and the lifeline of a pound sterling a week, Patrick Leigh Fermor set off in 1933 from Amsterdam to walk to Constantinople -- a trip that was to take him a year and a half. The first part of that walk was recounted in his remarkable work of travel and autobiography A Time of Gifts. Between the Woods and the Water continues the journey ... [He] planned to live like a tramp, a pilgrim, or a wandering scholar -- sleeping in workhouses, monasteries, and barns. But a chance introduction to Bavaria let to a counterpointing of this rough curriculum with leisurely sojourns in castles ... this part of the journey ends at the Iron Gates, where the Balkans begin. A further and final volume will take the author through the Balkan ranges, followed by a northward sally to Wallachia in southeast Rumania, and down the Black Sea coast to his final goal of Constantinople."--Dust jacket flap.

Between the Woods and the Water

It was a solemn sweep of country with snug hamlets tucked among woods by the banks of rivers. When we asked what they were called, the villagers always gave a Saxon name — Schaas, Trappold, Henndorf, Niederhausen.

Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 184854524X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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The acclaimed travel writer's youthful journey - as an 18-year-old - across 1930s Europe by foot began in A Time of Gifts, which covered the author's exacting journey from the Lowlands as far as Hungary. Picking up from the very spot on a bridge across the Danube where his readers last saw him, we travel on with him across the great Hungarian Plain on horseback, and over the Romanian border to Transylvania. The trip was an exploration of a continent which was already showing signs of the holocaust which was to come. Although frequently praised for his lyrical writing, Fermor's account also provides a coherent understanding of the dramatic events then unfolding in Middle Europe. But the delight remains in travelling with him in his picaresque journey past remote castles, mountain villages, monasteries and towering ranges.

Picknick mit B ren

Humorvoll schildert der Autor seine Erlebnisse bei der Vorbereitung und Durchwanderung des Appalachian Trail, einer der legendären Weitwanderwege von ca. 3.400 km Länge.

Author: Bill Bryson

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Humorvoll schildert der Autor seine Erlebnisse bei der Vorbereitung und Durchwanderung des Appalachian Trail, einer der legendären Weitwanderwege von ca. 3.400 km Länge.

Walking the Woods and the Water

The books he later wrote about this walk are journeys through cultures now extinct, landscapes irrevocably altered by the twentieth century. As a young man, Nick Hunt read A Time of Gifts and dreamed of following in Fermor's footsteps.

Author: Nick Hunt

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857889533

Category: Travel

Page: 336

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In 1933, the eighteen year old Patrick Leigh Fermor set out in a pair of hobnailed boots to chance and charm his way across Europe, like a tramp, a pilgrim or a wandering scholar. The books he later wrote about this walk, A Time of Gifts, Between the Woods and the Water, and the posthumous The Broken Road are a half-remembered, half-reimagined journey through cultures now extinct, landscapes irrevocably altered by the traumas of the twentieth century. Aged eighteen, Nick Hunt read A Time of Gifts and dreamed of following in Fermor's footsteps. In 2011 he began his own great trudge - on foot all the way to Istanbul. He walked across Europe through eight countries, following two major rivers and crossing three mountain ranges. Using Fermor's books as his only travel guide, he trekked some 2,500 miles through Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey. His aim? To have an old-fashioned adventure. To slow down and linger in a world where we pass by so much, so fast. To discover for himself what remained of hospitality, kindness to strangers, freedom, wildness, adventure, the mysterious, the unknown, the deeper currents of myth and story that still flow beneath Europe's surface.

The Broken Road

A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water were the first two volumes in a projected trilogy that would describe the walk that Patrick Leigh Fermor undertook at the age of eighteen from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople.

Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor

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ISBN: 9781848547544

Category: Travel

Page: 362

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The long-awaited final volume of the trilogy by Patrick Leigh Fermor. A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water were the first two volumes in a projected trilogy that would describe the walk that Patrick Leigh Fermor undertook at the age of eighteen from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. 'When are you going to finish Vol. III?' was the cry from his fans; but although he wished he could, the words refused to come. The curious thing was that he had not only written an early draft of the last part of the walk, but that it predated the other two. It remains unfinished but The Broken Road - edited and introduced by Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper - completes an extraordinary journey.

Wild About Britain

Woods. and. the. Water. New. Forest,. Hampshire,. March. 1997. spring, the A337 between Brockenhurst and ... fallow deer roam the forest, competing for browsing with smaller numbers of roe, sika and 47 Between the Woods and the Water.

Author: Brian Jackman

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1784770671

Category: NATURE

Page: 240

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A new collection of award-winning journalist and author Brian Jackman's nature and travel writings from the past 40 years. This is a nationwide celebration of Britain's unspoiled coast and countryside, concentrating in particular on Britain's wildlife and the wild places in which its most spectacular species are found, but also touching on fishing, sailing and the way Britain's history has shaped the landscape. 'Wild about Britain is not a guidebook' says Brian Jackman. 'It's an extended love letter to the British countryside; a personal view covering more than four decades of travels in the wilder parts of Britain.' Complementing Brian Jackman's writing are a small number of illustrations from Jonathan Truss, one of the UK's leading wildlife artists who has twice won the Frozen Planet category of the BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year competition. What makes the British countryside so special is its chameleon quality - the way its character changes with every few miles. Sometimes it can change dramatically; elsewhere the landscape undergoes more subtle shifts; but every region has its own distinctive qualities and is possessed of its own special magic. Brian Jackman writes eloquently and evocatively, conjuring up the sights and sounds of everything from barnacle geese on the salt marsh of an Islay loch to star gazing on Exmoor, of a seascape of headlands, cliffs and wave-smashed rocks at Lands End, of eagles on the Ardnamurchan peninsula and the autumn rut in the New Forest. Ancient oaks, red kites, huge mirror carp, the oldest path in Britain and Border reivers are all included. As a pioneer of eco-tourism, Brian Jackman has been writing on these subjects for 40 years, first as a travel writer for The Sunday Times and currently for The Daily Telegraph. Although more widely known for his knowledge of African wildlife and safaris - he is the author of The Marsh Lions and Savannah Diaries - it is his love of the British countryside that has brought him most of his awards. From Cornwall to Hermaness and from East Anglia to the Welsh Marches, Wild About Britain showcases Jackman's writing at its best.

Journal of the Franklin Institute

Several soft woods had been tried , all of which stood well ; and among them poplar , which was a very soft wood , stood ... so as to leave a groove nearly 1 inch wide between each of the strips of wood , for the water to flow through .

Author: Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Vols. 1-69 include more or less complete patent reports of the U. S. Patent Office for years 1825-59.

Wytham Woods

... factors including the number of leaves and balance between leaves, wood, and roots also have an effect on growth rate. ... Understanding water loss from forests through transpiration is important for water resource management and ...

Author: Peter Savill

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191613800

Category: Science

Page: 288

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For the first time, this book tells the Wytham story in a way that is accessible to both scientist and general reader alike. It provides a fascinating overview of what the Woods are like, their history, composition (both plant and animal), and how their wildlife has changed over time. This iconic location has been the subject of a series of continuous ecological research programmes dating back to the 1920s, a level of continuity of research effort that is extremely rare. Hence there is a strong emphasis on the significance of the scientific research that has been done there and how this has contributed to ecological thinking elsewhere.


A Time to Keep Silence

More than a history or travel journal, however, this beautiful short book is a meditation on the meaning of silence and solitude for modern life.

Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590172442

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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While still a teenager, Patrick Leigh Fermor made his way across Europe, as recounted in his classic memoirs, A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water. During World War II, he fought with local partisans against the Nazi occupiers of Crete. But in A Time to Keep Silence, Leigh Fermor writes about a more inward journey, describing his several sojourns in some of Europe’s oldest and most venerable monasteries. He stays at the Abbey of St. Wandrille, a great repository of art and learning; at Solesmes, famous for its revival of Gregorian chant; and at the deeply ascetic Trappist monastery of La Grande Trappe, where monks take a vow of silence. Finally, he visits the rock monasteries of Cappadocia, hewn from the stony spires of a moonlike landscape, where he seeks some trace of the life of the earliest Christian anchorites. More than a history or travel journal, however, this beautiful short book is a meditation on the meaning of silence and solitude for modern life. Leigh Fermor writes, “In the seclusion of a cell—an existence whose quietness is only varied by the silent meals, the solemnity of ritual, and long solitary walks in the woods—the troubled waters of the mind grow still and clear, and much that is hidden away and all that clouds it floats to the surface and can be skimmed away; and after a time one reaches a state of peace that is unthought of in the ordinary world.”

Analogia

Esther could read the clues that identified the offices, but I could only distinguish between the wing belonging to the ... In the middle of the woods, among a grove of old-growth beech trees and without electricity or running water, ...

Author: George Dyson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374710074

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Named one of WIRED’s "The Best Pop Culture That Got Us Through 2020" In Analogia, technology historian George Dyson presents a startling look back at the analog age and life before the digital revolution—and an unsettling vision of what comes next. In 1716, the philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz spent eight days taking the cure with Peter the Great at Bad Pyrmont in Saxony, trying to persuade the tsar to launch a voyage of discovery from Russia to America and to adopt digital computing as the foundation for a remaking of life on earth. In two classic books, Darwin Among the Machines and Turing’s Cathedral, George Dyson chronicled the realization of the second of Leibniz’s visions. In Analogia, his pathbreaking new book, he brings the story full circle, starting with the Russian American expedition of 1741 and ending with the beyond-digital revolution that will complete the transformation of the world. Dyson enlists a startling cast of characters, from the time of Catherine the Great to the age of machine intelligence, and draws heavily on his own experiences at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, and onward to the rain forest of the Northwest Coast. We are, Dyson reveals, entering a new epoch in human history, one driven by a generation of machines whose powers are no longer under programmable control. Includes black-and-white illustrations

Patrick Leigh Fermor

This book revisits the trajectory of one section of Patrick Leigh Fermor's famous excursion on foot from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople in the 1930s.

Author: Michael O'Sullivan

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9633861721

Category: Travel

Page: 310

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This book revisits the trajectory of one section of Patrick Leigh Fermor's famous excursion on foot from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople in the 1930s. The highly regarded British travel writer and heroic wartime Special Operations Executive officer walked into Hungary as a youth of 19 at Easter and left Transylvania in August 1934. This intrepid traveler, "a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond and Graham Greene" as the New York Times obituary put it in 2011, published his experiences half a century later. Between the Woods and the Water, that covers the part of the epic foot journey from the middle Danube to the Iron Gates, has been a bestseller since it was first published in 1986. In the present volume Michael O'Sullivan reveals the identity of the interesting characters in the travelogue, interviewing several of them eyetoeye. The many counts and barons among his 1934 contacts are a proof of Leigh Fermor's lifelong attraction to the aristocracy. Rich with photos and other documents on places and persons both from the thirties and today, the book offers a compelling social and political history of the period and the area. It provides a particular portrait of Hungary and Transylvania when they were on the brink of momentous change.

Adhesives for Wood and Lignocellulosic Materials

Thus, water-repellent extractives affect the surface tension of wood surfaces and water-based adhesives cannot effectively wet the surface. This aspect has been studied by ... Thus, a barrier is created between wood and the adhesive.

Author: R. N. Kumar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119605660

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 500

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The book is a comprehensive treatment of the subject covering a wide range of subjects uniquely available in a single source for the first time. A material science approach has been adopted in dealing with wood adhesion and adhesives. The approach of the authors was to bring out hierarchical cellular and porous characteristics of wood with polymeric cell wall structure, along with the associated non-cell wall extractives, which greatly influence the interaction of wood substrate with polymeric adhesives in a very unique manner not existent in the case of other adherends. Environmental aspects, in particular formaldehyde emission from adhesive bonded wood products, has been included. A significant feature of the book is the inclusion of polymeric matrix materials for wood polymer composites.


Biomass Energies

Woods with higher lignin content and with plenty of extractives (resins, waxes) will have the highest heat values. ... Fresh (green) wood contains between 22% and 55% water (with the highest shares going up to 67%), and the net heating ...

Author: Vaclav Smil

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461336910

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 453

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tions is not possible without first putting the problem into a wider con text. Consequently, before proceeding with detailed critical topical cov erage of individual biomass energy sources, uses, and effects, I will extend this preface with a few pages of rather personal reflections (I will use the same device in closing the book: after providing concise topical summaries in Chapter 8, I will conclude with some essayistic musings on renewable energetics, plants, people, and a scientist's responsibility). Interest in biomass energies is just a part of a broader global trend toward renewable energetics, a trend which has evolved speedily after the crude oil price escalation started in 1973. Yet one must be reminded that for the rich countries fossil fuels are, and for a long period shall remain, the foundation of an affluent civilization, while throughout the poor world the reliance of most people on biomass energies for everyday subsistence has brought many damaging environmental and social ef fects; that the reality of sharp price rises for crude oil (actually not so sharp once adjusted for inflation) should not be misconstrued as an "energy crisis"; that the rise of renew abies and the claims made on their behalf by countless enthusiasts look so much better on paper than in reality; and that the potential of biomass energies, an essential ingre dient of renewable scenarios, has been judged more with proselytizing zeal than with critical detachment.

Bibliography of Agriculture

Ge- 024643 Aesthetic effects of woods & their underlying 024161 Changing aspects of wood utilization . 024590 swelling anisotropy of wood within ... 024594 volume contraction between wood & water . 024521 prefabricated houses from wood ...

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Patrick Leigh Fermor An Adventure

In these books, which took many years to write, he created a vision of a prewar Europe, which in its beauty and abundance has never been equaled.

Author: Artemis Cooper

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590176995

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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Patrick Leigh Fermor’s enviably colorful life took off when in 1934, at the age of eighteen, he decided to walk across Europe. In just over a year he had trekked through nine countries and taught himself three languages, and his enthusiasm and curiosity for every kind of experience made him equally happy in caves or country houses, among shepherds or countesses. At the outbreak of war he left his lover, Princess Balasha Cantacuzene, in Romania and returned to England to enlist. Commissioned into the Intelligence Corps, he became one of the handful of Allied officers supporting the Cretan resistance to the German occupation. In 1944 he commanded the Anglo-Cretan team that abducted General Heinrich Kreipe and spirited him away to Egypt. A journey to the Caribbean, stays in monasteries, and explorations all over Greece provided the subjects for his first books. It was not until he and his wife had moved to southern Greece that he returned to his earliest walk. In these books, which took many years to write, he created a vision of a prewar Europe, which in its beauty and abundance has never been equaled. Artemis Cooper has drawn on years of interviews and conversations with Leigh Fermor and his closest friends, and has had complete access to his archive. Her beautifully crafted biography portrays a man of extraordinary gifts—no one wore their learning so playfully nor inspired such passionate friendship.

Utilization of the Southern Pines

The wood is then removed from the solution , and all the water and polyethylene glycol are extracted . ... of wood and its fiber saturation point that would partially explain the difference observed between earlywood and latewood .

Author: Peter Koch

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Category: Agriculture

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Record of the Annual Convention

We used nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to show that this was due to stronger hydrogen bonds being formed between the salt and wood than between water and wood ( Nanassy and Desai , 1978 ) . Adding latex to the preservative ...

Author: British Wood Preserving Association

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Category: Wood

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