Green Days by the River

Introduction Green Days by the River is Michael Anthony's third novel . All three
have dealt with the world of the child , and have shown the West Indian reality as
it appears to the mind being formed by it . Of course , other West Indian novelists

Author: Michael Anthony

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435989552

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

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Another perceptive novel about a boy on the edge of adult responsibilities. It is the story of Shellie, a Trinidadian boy who moves to a new village and there meets two girls. He is charmed by Rosalie but he is attracted to the more cheerful and accessible Joan. Introduction by Gareth Griffiths.

The Cross and the River

In the coming decades , gradually and perhaps inescapably , the Nile River will
become an issue of life and death . 1 At the heart of the matter is the fact that 86
percent of the water irrigating Egypt comes from Ethiopia and that Ethiopia itself ...

Author: Ḥagai Erlikh

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781555879709

Category: History

Page: 249

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The ongoing Egyptian-Ethiopian dispute over the Nile waters is potentially one of the most difficult issues on the current international agenda, central to the very life of the two countries. Analyzing the context of the dispute across a span of more than a thousand years, The Cross and the River delves into the heart of both countries' identities and cultures. Erlich deftly weaves together three themes: the political relationship between successive Ethiopian and Egyptian regimes; the complex connection between the Christian churches in the two countries; and the influence of the Nile river system on Ethiopian and Egyptian definitions of national identity and mutual perceptions of the Other. Drawing on a vast range of sources, his study is key to an understanding of a bond built on both interdependence and conflict.

The River Between

Then she looked at the pale dark water of the river . It flowed on just as it had
done for years , making incessant gurgling sounds as it made its way round the
projecting rocks . Nyambura was fascinated and felt attracted to the river . Her
breast ...

Author: Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435905484

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

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Christian missionaries attempt to outlaw the female circumcision ritual and in the process create a terrible rift between the two Kikuyu communities on either side of the river.

The River Runs Black

late July 2001, the fertile Huai River Valley—China's breadbasket—was the site
of an environmental disaster. Heavy rains flooded the river's tributaries, flushing
more than 38 billion gallons of highly polluted water into the Huai.1 Downstream,

Author: Elizabeth C. Economy

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 080145820X

Category: History

Page: 384

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China's spectacular economic growth over the past two decades has dramatically depleted the country's natural resources and produced skyrocketing rates of pollution. Environmental degradation in China has also contributed to significant public health problems, mass migration, economic loss, and social unrest. In The River Runs Black, Elizabeth C. Economy examines China's growing environmental crisis and its implications for the country's future development. Drawing on historical research, case studies, and interviews with officials, scholars, and activists in China, the author traces the economic and political roots of China's environmental challenge and the evolution of the leadership's response. She argues that China's current approach to environmental protection mirrors the one embraced for economic development: devolving authority to local officials, opening the door to private actors, and inviting participation from the international community, while retaining only weak central control. The result has been a patchwork of environmental protection in which a few wealthy regions with strong leaders and international ties improve their local environments, while most of the country continues to deteriorate, sometimes suffering irrevocable damage. Economy compares China's response with the experience of other societies and sketches out several possible futures for the country. This second edition is updated with information about events during the past five years, covering China's tumultuous transformation of its economy and its landscape as it deals with the political implications of this behavior as viewed by an international community ever more concerned about climate change and dwindling energy resources.

The River Runs Black

C Η Α Ρ Τ Ε R Ο Ν Ε THE DEATH OF THE HUAI RIVER late July 2001 , the fertile
Huai River Valley — China's breadbasflooded the river's tributaries , flushing
more than 38 billion gallons of highly polluted water into the Huai . Downstream ,
in ...

Author: Elizabeth Economy

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801489785

Category: History

Page: 337

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China's spectacular economic growth over the past two decades has dramatically depleted the country's natural resources and produced greatly increasing rates of pollution. Elizabeth Economy examines the growing environmental crisis and its implications for future development.

The River Dragon Has Come

Audrey Ronning Topping The River Dragon Has Come ! is a portentous warning
directed to China ' s leaders and to all concerned powers on earth from scientists
and intellectuals in China . This ominous cry was the last rasping voice heard ...

Author: Michael R. Williams

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765602053

Category: History

Page: 240

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Offers fifteen essays arguing why the Chinese government's construction of the Three Gorges Dam is disasterous for population resettlement, human rights, historical and cultural sites, the environment, and the economy.

Beyond the River

most of a day to reach that narrow place where the river runs north, the place so
often used for crossings. Colonel James Poage, a forty-four-year- old surveyor
from Virginia, had come to claim his thousand acres on the new frontier: Military ...

Author: Ann Hagedorn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439128664

Category: History

Page: 352

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Beyond the River brings to brilliant life the dramatic story of the forgotten heroes of the Ripley, Ohio, line of the Underground Railroad. From the highest hill above the town of Ripley, Ohio, you can see five bends in the Ohio River. You can see the hills of northern Kentucky and the rooftops of Ripley’s riverfront houses. And you can see what the abolitionist John Rankin saw from his house at the top of that hill, where for nearly forty years he placed a lantern each night to guide fugitive slaves to freedom beyond the river. In Beyond the River, Ann Hagedorn tells the remarkable story of the participants in the Ripley line of the Underground Railroad, bringing to life the struggles of the men and women, black and white, who fought “the war before the war” along the Ohio River. Determined in their cause, Rankin, his family, and his fellow abolitionists—some of them former slaves themselves—risked their lives to guide thousands of runaways safely across the river into the free state of Ohio, even when a sensational trial in Kentucky threatened to expose the Ripley “conductors.” Rankin, the leader of the Ripley line and one of the early leaders of the antislavery movement, became nationally renowned after the publication of his Letters on American Slavery, a collection of letters he wrote to persuade his brother in Virginia to renounce slavery. A vivid narrative about memorable people, Beyond the River is an inspiring story of courage and heroism that transports us to another era and deepens our understanding of the great social movement known as the Underground Railroad.

The Fence and the River

River. For the first time the world is completely divided up, so that in the future
only redivision is possible, i.e., territories can only pass from one "owner" to
another, instead of passing as ownerless territory to an "owner. " —V.I.Lenin,
19161 In ...

Author: Claire F. Fox

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816629992

Category: Art

Page: 188

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Offers an illustrated study that asks how the art produced about the U.S.-Mexico border reflects political and economic transformations occurring world-wide.

To the River

Unless they were watching with binoculars from Eastlands Farm there was no
one to see me slip illegally across the field to where the river was marked to start.
To hell with it, I thought, and ducked beneath the fence. The choked ditch led to a

Author: Olivia Laing

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857860658

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 305

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An author’s walk “from source to sea along the Ouse in Sussex is a meandering, meditative delight” drawing on history, literature, and the river itself (The Guardian, UK). In To The River, author Olivia Laing embarks on a weeklong, midsummer odyssey along the banks of the River Ouse in Sussex, England, from its source near Haywards Heath to the sea, where it empties into the Channel at Newhaven. More than sixty years after Virginia Woolf drowned herself in the River Ouse, Laing still finds inspiration and guidance in the author’s abiding presence. Through cow pastures, woods, and neighborhood streets, Laing’s meandering walk occasions a profound and haunting reflection on histories both personal and cultural, and on landscapes both physical and emotional. Along the way, she explores the roles that rivers play in human lives, tracing their intricate flow through literature, mythology and folklore. Lyrical and stirring, To the River is a passionate investigation into how history resides in a landscape - and how ghosts never quite leave the places they love. “Magical…By turns lyrical, melancholic and exultant, To the River just makes you want to follow Olivia Laing all the way to the sea.”—Daily Telegraph, UK

Where the River Runs

—#1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr "A great beach read of the
Dorothea Benton Frank and Anne Rivers Siddons variety.” —Booklist "No one
writes about the power of family and friends like Patti Callahan Henry." —New
York ...

Author: Patti Callahan Henry

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101118337

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry delivers an engaging novel about a South Carolina woman who goes back home to face the past—and discovers herself. Meridy Dresden was once a free-spirited, fun-loving girl. All that changed when the boy she loved was killed in a tragic fire. Since then, she alone has carried the burden of a terrible secret. Now, years later, married to a wonderful man and mother of a teenage son, she is shocked to learn that a childhood friend is being blamed for that long-ago fire. Fearful but determined, Meridy returns to the South Carolina Lowcountry and summons the courage to make a decision that may destroy her well-ordered life, her family’s reputation, her contented marriage, and everything she’s worked so hard to protect…including her heart. “Brilliant. Powerful. Magical. Do not miss this book.”—New York Times bestselling author Haywood Smith

Daughter of the River

Though she came home only once a week, she never forgot to nag me about
something: 'I forbid you to go bathing in the river, especially by yourself. I don't
even want you playing on the riverbank. The river can reach out and grab you,
throw a ...

Author: Ying Hong

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802136602

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 278

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A Chinese woman shares her family's often traumatic experience in Communist China, from her birth during the Great Famine of the early 1960s through the horrors of the Cultural Revolution and the massacre at Tiananmen Square. Reprint.

Sex and the River Styx

SEX AND THE RIVER STYX hen I was young I used to wonder about old scamps
and leches, oglers, skirt-chasers, both because it might be my own fate and I didn
't want their competition. Older men of some distinction appeared to retain a ...

Author: Edward Hoagland

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603583386

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 272

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Called the best essayist of his time by luminaries like Philip Roth, John Updike, and Edward Abbey, Edward Hoagland brings readers his ultimate collection. In Sex and the River Styx, the author's sharp eye and intense curiosity shine through in essays that span his childhood exploring the woods in his rural Connecticut, his days as a circus worker, and his travels the world over in his later years. Here, we meet Hoagland at his best: traveling to Kampala, Uganda, to meet a family he'd been helping support only to find a divide far greater than he could have ever imagined; reflecting on aging, love, and sex in a deeply personal, often surprising way; and bringing us the wonder of wild places, alongside the disparity of losing them, and always with a twist that brings the genre of nature writing to vastly new heights. His keen dissection of social realities and the human spirit will both startle and lure readers as they meet African matriarchs, Tibetan yak herders, circus aerialists, and the strippers who entertained college boys in 1950s Boston. Says Howard Frank Mosher in his foreword, the self-described rhapsodist "could fairly be considered our last, great transcendentalist."

Rumba on the River

Still , the natural buffer of the Congo River failed to completely insulate
Brazzaville from the ebb and flow of its neighbor's conflict . President Youlou's
support for Tshombe and the Katanga secession strained relations with the
government in ...

Author: Gary Stewart

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859843680

Category: Music

Page: 436

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Rumba on the River presents a snapshot of an era when the currents of tradition and modernization collided to produce a unique music along the banks of the Congo River. It is the story of twin capitals engulfed in political struggle, and the vibrant new music that flowered amidst the ferment.

Land Beyond the River

River. The play is based on the experiences of the Reverend Dr . Joseph A .
DeLaine of Clarendon County , South Carolina . Dr . DeLaine brought a case to
court for bus transportation for Negro children in the rural area . This case
eventually ...

Author: Loften Mitchell

Publisher: Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.


Category: African Americans

Page: 85

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A View from the River

The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise Jay Pridmore.
INTRODUCTION Chicago ' s reputation as one of the world ' s centers of
architecture can be traced back to the years immediately following the Chicago
Fire of 1871 . Chicago ...

Author: Jay Pridmore

Publisher: Pomegranate

ISBN: 9780764913334

Category: Architecture

Page: 95

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The full-page layout of photographs by architectural photographer Hedrich Blessing, which show the magnificent skyscrapers of Chicago in a variety of complementary light conditions, reproduce the popular Chicago Architecture Foundation tours. An informative text accompanies the photos on the facing

Soul of the River

River. Rats. THE HERMIT OF ISLAND NINE Like anything else , it starts out as an
adventure , and becomes a habit , and then it becomes a way of life . I like
solitude . I like reading . I only gotta answer to the dog . So let ' s not - excuse my

Author: Shawn Thompson

Publisher: GeneralStore PublishingHouse

ISBN: 9781896182551

Category: History

Page: 235

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The River

'Cleanskin is very good', beams Fiona while her friends chortle away. I guess it's
an ill wind. I drive down to lock five by crossing back over the bridge to Paringa
. Alongside the river, a flotilla of houseboats is moored, looking more like a row ...

Author: Chris Hammer

Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing

ISBN: 0522861164

Category: Travel

Page: 272

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In The River, Chris Hammer takes us on a journey through Australia's heartland, following the rivers of the Murray-Darling Basin, recounting his experiences, his impressions, and, above all, stories of the people he meets along the way. It's a journey punctuated with laughter, sadness and reflection. The River looks past the daily news reports and their sterile statistics, revealing the true impact of our rivers' decline on the people who live along their shores, and on the country as a whole. It's a tale that leaves the reader with a lingering sense of nostalgia for an Australia that may be fading away forever.

The River Returns

Like a B-grade science fiction horror film, “the Blob” in the river appeared
suddenly and without warning to threaten the city of Calgary and the entire lower
Bow valley. Late in October 1989 an Alberta Environment official taking routine
water ...

Author: Christopher Armstrong

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773581448

Category: History

Page: 488

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Alberta's iconic river has been dammed and plumbed, made to spin hydro-electric turbines, and used to cleanse Calgary. Artificial lakes in the mountains rearrange its flow; downstream weirs and ditches divert it to irrigate the parched prairie. Far from being wild, the Bow is now very much a human product: its fish are as manufactured as its altered flow, changed water quality, and newly stabilized and forested banks. The River Returns brings the story of the Bow River's transformation full circle through an exploration of the recent revolution in environmental thinking and regulation that has led to new limits on what might be done with and to the river. Rivers have been studied from many perspectives, but too often the relationship between nature and people, between rivers and the cultures that have grown up beside them, have been separated. The River Returns illuminates the ways in which humans, both inadvertently and consciously, have interacted with nature to make the Bow.

Where The River Runs Deep

The Story of a Mississippi River Pilot Joy J. Jackson. 15 TROUBLED WATERS
Final Years AS a Pilot , 1956 – 1966 Serving as president of his association for
five years out of ten during the 1950s , Oliver was deeply involved , emotionally
as ...

Author: Joy J. Jackson

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807124611

Category: History

Page: 352

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Joy J. Jackson’s Where the River Runs Deep tells two stories—both significant and both fascinating. It is a biography of the author’s father, Oliver Jackson, who spent virtually his entire life on or near the Mississippi River. And it is a history of the river itself, and the many changes that have transformed it in the twentieth century. Born in an oysterman’s camp in south Louisiana, only a few miles from the Gulf of Mexico, and raised in an orphanage in New Orleans, Oliver Jackson (1896–1985) grew up to become a pilot boat crew member, a merchant seaman, a tugboat-man, and ultimately a Mississippi River pilot, the profession to which he had always aspired. Drawing extensively on oral history, including a series of audiotapes her father recorded before his death, Jackson presents a detailed social history not only of her father and his forebears but of a way of life now past. She vividly portrays village life in once-thriving but now-vanished river communities such as Port Eads and Burrwood in the delta below New Orleans, and in such working-class areas of the city as the Irish Channel. And she provides detailed descriptions of the early days of riverboat piloting between New Orleans and Baton Rouge and of tugboat work in the New Orleans harbor. Throughout, she evokes the special passion and respect that pilots have always had for their work and the river. Woven into Jackson’s narrative of her father’s life and career is a history of the profound changes in life and commerce on the Mississippi River since the turn of the century. During Oliver Jackson’s lifetime, cotton gave way to petroleum as the major product transported on the lower Mississippi, while steamboats faded away and were replaced by towboats, with their long lines of barges. After mid-century many of the plantations and rural homesteads that had lined the banks of the river since the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries were crowded by the increasing presence of petrochemical plants. Jackson also writes about such calamitous events as the hurricane of 1915 and the great flood of 1927, and she describes the menace of German submarines at the mouth of the Mississippi during America’s early months in World War II. Where the River Runs Deep is a story of river life unlike any other. It will appeal to students of regional history and family history, as well as to anyone fascinated by the lore of the Mississippi.