Meanwhile Across the Mountain

The book is an intimate portrait of a part of the world that is seldom mentioned or recognised and the result of years of travelling in the area.

Author: Jens Olof Lasthein

Publisher: Bokförlaget Max Ström

ISBN: 9789171263674


Page: 200

View: 611

The book is an intimate portrait of a part of the world that is seldom mentioned or recognised and the result of years of travelling in the area. Lasthein uses his panoramic camera as a means of both being in the middle of a situation and getting a wide-angle view of the scene. His pictures are often composed of multiple interacting actions. In the Caucasus the concept of borderland gets especially vivid. Here Europe meets Asia and Islam meets Christianity; a myriad nationalities, languages and cultures live side by side. In spite of the unresolved wars and conflicts since the fall of the Soviet Union, people of the new countries and republics are still emotionally tied together by their common history. Jens Olof Lasthein's pictures tell stories full of life from a region which is most often talked about only when bombs explode or border conflicts flare up anew.

The Utah Guide

Meanwhile , across the mountain to the south , George H . Watson , president of
the Alta United Mines Company , learned to get around on skis and began to
promote the Alta area as a the track , stopping only after it crashed into another
train ...

Author: Allan Kent Powell

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 9781555911140

Category: Travel

Page: 496

View: 835

This is the most comprehensive guidebook to the state of Utah, with information on historic attractions, festivals, cultural events, outdoor activities, accommodations, and restaurants. 139 photos. 9 maps.


On the southern Ramapo Mountains fringe of the Catskills, Rockland County,
forty miles north of New York City on the ... just across the Hudson from
Westchester County, was largely undeveloped in those days, a heavily wooded
mountain ...

Author: R.C. Harvey

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1560977825

Category: Art

Page: 952

View: 682

The comprehensive biography of one of the 20th century's most influential cartoonists, the legendary creator of Steve Canyon and Terry and the Pirates. This book analyzes his storytelling techniques, examines his artistic innovations and work routines, and serves as a history of the medium. Milton Caniff was one of the most influential American cartoonists of the 20th century. He rose to prominence during World War II when he took the characters in his Terry and the Pirates strip into the war. The trenchant pragmatic patriotism of the strip warmed hearts and steeled nerves on the home front as well as the battlefront (one of his strips was read into the Congressional Record). He went on to create Steve Canyon, which was syndicated from 1947 to Caniff's death in 1988. Meanwhile... traces Caniff's life from the cradle to the grave, examining the artistic innovations and work routines of a nationally distributed cartoonist whose career was central to the development of the art form, and marking the milestones in the development of the comic strip that Caniff established. Caniff reshaped the medium and set standards by which all storytelling strips were subsequently judged. He created many colorful characters, including the stalwart Pat Ryan from Terry and the Pirates, Burma the shady lady, and, most memorable of all, the Dragon Lady, a beautiful but mysteriously menacing pirate queen who turned Chinese patriot during the War. WhileMeanwhile... provides a biography of Caniff and analyzes his storytelling techniques, it also serves as a history of the medium and reveals the inner workings of the syndicate business (at which Caniff was as expert as he was at cartooning). The book charts Caniff's rise to fame and fortune, then recounts the decline of his stripSteve Canyon's popularity (whose protagonist served as an unofficial spokesman for the U.S. Air Force from the Korean War until the end of the strip in 1988) when the same brand of patriotism that had inspired admiration during World War II provoked protest during Vietnam, a bittersweet conclusion to a career spent producing a daily feature for 55 years, a record that would stand for a generation. A 2008 Eisner Award Nominee: Best Comics-Related Book; a 2008 Harvey Award Nominee: Best Biographical, Historical or Journalistic Presentation.

The Ante purgatorio of Dante Alighieri

Meanwhile across the mountain - side there drew , Just in our front , a train that
as they came Sang Miserere , verse by verse . When they Observed my form ,
and noticed that I gave No passage through me to the solar ray , Into a long
hoarse ...

Author: Dante Alighieri




Page: 62

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Adventure Carolinas

Western North Carolina's Pisgah National Forest, and its Pisgah District in
particular, has hundreds of miles of single track, the narrow natural-surface trail
preferred by mountain bikers. Meanwhile, across the state line in South Carolina,
the ...

Author: Joe Miller

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469614170

Category: Travel

Page: 176

View: 183

Have you ever wanted to take up a new outdoor sport but thought, "Not me" or "Where do I begin"? In this unique take-it-with-you guide, outdoors and fitness writer Joe Miller introduces you to sixteen adventure sports in the Carolinas, from water to land and through all four seasons. No matter where you live or what your level of expertise may be, he will lead you to opportunities that range from beginner level to peak experience and equip you with the tools and courage to get outdoors and enjoy nature in new and exciting ways. For each experience, Miller includes location, how to start, associated costs, organizations that can help you begin, physical and mental demands of each activity, and whether the activities are seasonal or competitive. Activities include mountain biking, flat-water and whitewater paddling, scuba diving, climbing, backcountry exploration, skiing, snowboarding and tubing, kiteboarding, hang gliding, and ziplining.

Smith Mountain Dam and Lake

(Courtesy of AEP.) Meanwhile, across the river on the north bank, workers have
not been idle. Seen here are the anchoring blocks set into the granite of the
mountain. Crews have already blasted the rock, and the beginning of the
curvature of ...

Author: James A. Nagy

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439650268

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 315

The construction of a dam in the gap of Smith Mountain in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, had been considered as early as the 1920s. However, the dam’s construction did not begin until 1960. Smith Mountain Dam closed the gap completely in 1963, and Smith Mountain Lake began to fill and form behind it. The hydroelectric dam consists of 175,000 cubic yards of concrete and has the capacity to generate 605 megawatts of electricity for up to 11 hours. Smith Mountain Dam is part of a two-dam system on the Roanoke River, and its companion dam, the Leesville Dam, is a smaller structure designed to pump water back to Smith Mountain Lake and to also generate hydroelectric power for American Electric Power (AEP) customers. Smith Mountain Lake covers 20,000 acres and has a 500-mile shoreline, which borders Franklin, Pittsylvania, and Bedford Counties. Over the years, development near and around Smith Mountain Lake has exploded, and this has presented both opportunities and challenges in regard to stewardship of the area’s natural resources.

From Mountain Man to Millionaire

own expedition whose financial sense withered before Sublette's tales of his men
having garnered a mountain of furs that now ... He caught up to the plodding
caravan west of Lexington.44 Meanwhile, across the Rockies, the scattered
winter ...

Author: William R. Nester

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826219292

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 311

View: 654

Robert Campbell (1804-1879) came to America from Ireland in 1822 and entered the fur trade soon thereafter. He quickly rose from trapper to brigade leader to partner, all within a half dozen years. In the mid-1830s, Campbell retired from the mountains, having already amassed considerable wealth, and embarked on a new career. He returned to St. Louis and built up a business empire that embraced mercantile, steamboat, railroad, and banking interests. Through these ventures he not only gained more wealth but also became a leading force behind the development of the region's economy. Exploring the enormous treasure trove of letters, journals, and account books that Campbell left behind, William Nester places Campbell in the context of the times in which he lived, showing the economic, political, social, and cultural forces that provided the opportunities and challenges that shaped his life.

Red Sun and Merlin Unchained

Meanwhile, across the earth, on their desert mountain stronghold Alumatu, a
fanatical white-clad Sisterhood of Light train members of their Order each for a
murderous mission of her own: to go out into a city of 'the shadow' to become the

Author: David Rudkin

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841504270

Category: Drama

Page: 262

View: 359

Red Sun and Merlin Unchained are the most recent original stage works by one of the most accomplished yet neglected dramatists of our time. Red Sun is a two-hander, tightly tethered within the classical unities of theme and space and the span of a single day. Merlin Unchained is an explosive, multitudinous epic, crossing continents and centuries and passing between worlds. Yet though technically so different, both works speak with the same distinctive voice, offering an exhilarating--and sometimes disturbing-- challenge to the cultural and political perceptions of the contemporary audience, and exploring alien worlds that, alarmingly, begin to become recognizable as our own.

Mount Mitchell and the Black Mountains

years ago local farmers found arrowheads and pottery shards scattered across its
surface. ... nuts, acorns, and chestnuts from the high ridges to the north.1
Meanwhile men fanned out across the Blacks in search of deer and other game.

Author: Timothy Silver

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807863149

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 911

Each year, thousands of tourists visit Mount Mitchell, the most prominent feature of North Carolina's Black Mountain range and the highest peak in the eastern United States. From Native Americans and early explorers to land speculators and conservationists, people have long been drawn to this rugged region. Timothy Silver explores the long and complicated history of the Black Mountains, drawing on both the historical record and his experience as a backpacker and fly fisherman. He chronicles the geological and environmental forces that created this intriguing landscape, then traces its history of environmental change and human intervention from the days of Indian-European contact to today. Among the many tales Silver recounts is that of Elisha Mitchell, the renowned geologist and University of North Carolina professor for whom Mount Mitchell is named, who fell to his death there in 1857. But nature's stories--of forest fires, chestnut blight, competition among plants and animals, insect invasions, and, most recently, airborne toxins and acid rain--are also part of Silver's narrative, making it the first history of the Appalachians in which the natural world gets equal time with human history. It is only by understanding the dynamic between these two forces, Silver says, that we can begin to protect the Black Mountains for future generations.

Dante and the Middle Ages

40 - 42 ) ( The religious community of the mountain experiences nothing that is
without order or is outside its custom . ] ... 22 – 24 ) 31 ( And meanwhile across
the mountain slope came people a little in front of us , singing the Miserere verse
by ...

Author: John C. Barnes



Category: History

Page: 319

View: 891

Mountains Touched with Fire

Meanwhile, a brigade slipped across the creek on a bridge built during the initial
cannonading. By midmorning, Osterhaus's troops were across Lookout Creek in
force, and Walthall's Mississippians had been forced to retreat partway up the ...

Author: Wiley Sword

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466806192

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 747

An Award-Winning Historian Dramatically Re-Creates a Turning Point of the Civil War It was one of the most startling events of the civil war, the "hour of destiny" for the Union. Faced with the prospect of catastrophic defeat, the North's greatest generals--Ulysses Grant, William Tecumseh Sherman, George Thomas, and Phil Sheridan--were commanding a battle for the besieged city of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Suddenly, as an aghast Grant and Thomas watched, the beleaguered federal troops began a headlong, climactic, seemingly suicidal charge up the face of a six-hundred-foot-high mountain ridge overlooking the city, under ferocious fire from the Confederate infantry that held the ridge. The siege of Chattanooga and its stuffing turnabout form the core of Wiley Sword's lively narrative. Dozens of previously unpublished photographs, maps, and excepts from private journals, and letters enhance this vivid account. Written with novelistic flair and a historian's authority, Mountains Touched with Fire captures every side of this crucial Civil War battle whose aftermath sealed the fate of the South.

Classic Walks of the World

Knowing these birds cross at the lowest point , he believed the gap through
which the swans had come could be the pass they were all seeking . Meanwhile ,
across the mountains , Quinton Mackinnon , a surveyor , and Ernest Mitchell were

Author: Walt Unsworth



Category: Hiking

Page: 160

View: 593

The Silver of the Sierra Madre

Workers had scooped tons of raw ore from steep , sometimes vertical , tunnels
deep inside the mountain , and sent it down ... Meanwhile , across the river , the
miners continued excavating the new San Miguel Tunnel , a mile upstream from
the ...

Author: John Mason Hart

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816527045

Category: History

Page: 237

View: 371

In the great barranca known today as Copper Canyon, the small mining town of Batopilas once experienced a silver bonanza among the largest ever known. American investors, believing that Mexico offered an unexploited cornucopia, began purchasing mines in the Sierra Madre, seeking to expand their hold on natural resources outside U.S. borders. From 1861 until the Revolution of 1910, the men of the Batopilas Mining Company ruled the region using their wealth, armed might, and extensive connections. The technology, industrialism, and politics their interests brought to this remote community tied the Tarahumara, Yaqui, Mayo, and other peoples of the barrancas directly to the economies of the United States and China. Local society was revolutionized, and a dramatic tapestry of human interactions was created. Based on many volumes of mining company records, The Silver of the Sierra Madre exposes the mentality and methods of mine owners John Robinson and Alexander ÒBossÓ Shepherd, vividly detailing their exploitation of the people and the natural resources of Chihuahua. Hart aptly demonstrates the human and financial losses resulting from President Porfirio D’azÕs development programs, which relied on foreign investors, foreign managers, and foreign technology. This unprecedented work also provides a highly interesting ethnographic and social description of one of the least-known areas of Mexico. It is a tale of power and desperation, respect and arrogance, adventure and tragedy, and, ultimately, triumph and survival.

The Captain of the Parish

Meanwhile, across the glen, Miss Milwartin had gone down the meadow to the
woods and had disappeared When he ... out of the meadow into the upper fields,
and from the fields over the mountain fence into the heather on the mountain-side

Author: John Quine




Page: 358

View: 809

McClellan s War

... cross Catoctin Mountain, and advance to South Mountain. Meanwhile, Reno
was to follow Pleasonton into the Middletown Valley and move toward Harpers
Ferry or Hagerstown, depending on what intelligence revealed about
Confederate ...

Author: Ethan S. Rafuse

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253006147

Category: History

Page: 545

View: 539

“An important book that rescues George B. McClellan’s military reputation.” —Chronicles Bold, brash, and full of ambition, George Brinton McClellan seemed destined for greatness when he assumed command of all the Union armies before he was 35. It was not to be. Ultimately deemed a failure on the battlefield by Abraham Lincoln, he was finally dismissed from command following the bloody battle of Antietam. To better understand this fascinating, however flawed, character, Ethan S. Rafuse considers the broad and complicated political climate of the earlier 19th Century. Rather than blaming McClellan for the Union’s military losses, Rafuse attempts to understand his political thinking as it affected his wartime strategy. As a result, Rafuse sheds light not only on McClellan’s conduct on the battlefields of 1861-62 but also on United States politics and culture in the years leading up to the Civil War. “Any historian seriously interested in the period will come away from the book with useful material and a better understanding of George B. McClellan.” —Journal of Southern History “Exhaustively researched and lucidly written, Rafuse has done an excellent job in giving us a different perspective on ‘Little Mac.’” —Civil War History “Rafuse’s thoughtful study of Little Mac shows just how enthralling this complex and flawed individual continues to be.” —Blue & Gray magazine

North Carolina Troops 1861 1865 a Roster Volume 16

Breckinridge sent Gordon's Division across Boteler's Ford at Shephardstown ,
where it was placed in a position to observe ... Early meanwhile had sent
Johnson's cavalry across the mountains to Frederick , where he skirmished with
Federal ...

Author: Matthew M. Brown

Publisher: North Carolina Troops

ISBN: 9780865263369

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 553

View: 208

Acclaimed as "the finest state roster ever published" and a "magnificent achievement," North Carolina Troops is an invaluable resource for scholars, local historians, genealogists, and Civil War enthusiasts. Each indexed volume contains unit histories and the names and service records of approximately 7,000 North Carolinians who served in the Civil War.

Lucid Dream

The villagers looked to the mountains in expectation of a thaw. They saw only
white snow. So they hitched up the sleds and sent another caravan of men
across the cold mountains in search of food. Meanwhile, in the other village, the
men ...

Author: Debra Porter

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595334725

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

View: 301

An allegory for recovery from great trauma through the power of God's love.

The Oxford Companion to Cheese

In western Switzerland, the mountain cheeses from the Gruyère region of the
canton of Fribourg acquired such a ... Meanwhile, across the Alps to the south,
Benedictine and Cistercian monks were transforming the swampy backwater of
the ...


Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199330905

Category: Cooking


View: 384

Winner of the 2017 James Beard Award for Reference & Scholarship The discovery of cheese is a narrative at least 8,000 years old, dating back to the Neolithic era. Yet, after all of these thousands of years we are still finding new ways to combine the same four basic ingredients - milk, bacteria, salt, and enzymes - into new and exciting products with vastly different shapes, sizes, and colors, and equally complex and varied tastes, textures, and, yes, aromas. In fact, after a long period of industrialized, processed, and standardized cheese, cheesemakers, cheesemongers, affineurs, and most of all consumers are rediscovering the endless variety of cheeses across cultures. The Oxford Companion to Cheese is the first major reference work dedicated to cheese, containing 855 A-Z entries on cheese history, culture, science, and production. From cottage cheese to Camembert, from Gorgonzola to Gruyère, there are entries on all of the major cheese varieties globally, but also many cheeses that are not well known outside of their region of production. The concentrated whey cheeses popular in Norway, brunost, are covered here, as are the traditional Turkish and Iranian cheeses that are ripened in casings prepared from sheep's or goat's skin. There are entries on animal species whose milk is commonly (cow, goat, sheep) and not so commonly (think yak, camel, and reindeer) used in cheesemaking, as well as entries on a few highly important breeds within each species, such as the Nubian goat or the Holstein cow. Regional entries on places with a strong history of cheese production, biographies of influential cheesemakers, innovative and influential cheese shops, and historical entries on topics like manorial cheesemaking and cheese in children's literature round out the Companion's eclectic cultural coverage. The Companion also reflects a fascination with the microbiology and chemistry of cheese, featuring entries on bacteria, molds, yeasts, cultures, and coagulants used in cheesemaking and cheese maturing. The blooms, veins, sticky surfaces, gooey interiors, crystals, wrinkles, strings, and yes, for some, the odors of cheese are all due to microbial action and growth. And today we have unprecedented insight into the microbial complexity of cheese, thanks to advances in molecular biology, whole-genome sequencing technologies, and microbiome research. The Companion is equally interested in the applied elements of cheesemaking, with entries on production methodologies and the technology and equipment used in cheesemaking. An astonishing 325 authors contributed entries to the Companion, residing in 35 countries. These experts included cheesemakers, cheesemongers, dairy scientists, anthropologists, food historians, journalists, archaeologists, and on, from backgrounds as diverse as the topics they write about. Every entry is signed by the author, and includes both cross references to related topics and further reading suggestions. The endmatter includes a list of cheese-related museums and a thorough index. Two 16-page color inserts and well over a hundred black and white images help bring the entries to life. This landmark encyclopedia is the most wide-ranging, comprehensive, and reliable reference work on cheese available, suitable for both novices and industry insiders alike.

Antietam South Mountain and Harpers Ferry

Turn around and face south with the opening to the bridge on your right. ... Gen.
edward Ferrero's brigade, which were to cross over the hill overlooking the
entrance to the bridge and attack the bridge head on, as Crook had ... Meanwhile
, Col.

Author: Ethan S. Rafuse

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803219431

Category: History

Page: 283

View: 291

In September 1862 the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and the Union Army of the Potomac conducted one of the truly great campaigns of the Civil War. At South Mountain, Harpers Ferry, and Antietam, North and South clashed in engagements whose magnitude and importance would earn this campaign a distinguished place in American military history. The siege of Harpers Ferry produced the largest surrender of U.S. troops in the nation's history until World War II, while the day-long battle at Antietam on September 17 still holds the distinction of being the single bloodiest day of combat in Amer.

The Ramapo Mountain People

But these friendships tend to follow a pattern of deference on the part of the
Mountain People and paternalism on the part ... The school accommodated
grades one through six . ... Meanwhile , across town a boycott of Brook School
was begun .

Author: Cohen, James Rab



Category: Ramapo Mountain people

Page: 285

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History and some genealogy of the people living in the Ramapo Mountain areas of New York and New Jersey. Their ancestors came into the area during the Revolutionary War time period and are called the "Jackson Whites", a name offensive to their descendants.