The Mountain Encyclopedia

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Hartemann, Frederic, 1960The mountain encyclopedia : an a-z compendium of more than 2,300 terms, concepts, ideas, and people / Frederic V. Hartemann and Robert Hauptman. p. cm.

Author: Frederic Hartemann

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 9781461703310

Category: Nature

Page: 400

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The Mountain Encyclopedia is the first A to Z compendium on all matters related to mountains including geological, geographical, and zoological terms and concepts as well as climbing and historical details. This books is both a reference and a guide for mountain and outdoor enthusiasts such as hikers, climbers, and mountaineers. It's filled with spectacular color photographs of breathtaking climbing and mountain scenes, many taken by the authors during their expeditions. Jamling Tenzing Norgay, son of the late Tenzing Norgay wrote the forward.

The Mountain Encyclopedia

from the foreword by JamlingTenzing Norgay "The Mountain Encyclopedia, with more than 2,300 entries spanning from Abruzzi to Zurbriggen, provides a wealth of information on the mountain environment, film, history, music, people, ...

Author: Frederic V. Hartemann


ISBN: UOM:49015002996446

Category: History

Page: 291

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This outstanding reference work is the first A-Z, English language compilation on the world's mountains. It contains definitions, explanations, and clarifications in more than 2,300 entries, which vary in length from a brief sentence to detailed overviews of more complex subjects. It includes listings of many specific mountains, but more important, it is replete with geological terminology, birds and animals, flowers and trees, climbers and mountaineers, as well as associated tasks such as logging, mining, skiing, and climbing. The Mountain Encyclopedia is invaluable as a source of data and information, but it is also enjoyable to read straight through.

The Mountain Counties

Covering the counties of Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Inyo, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tuolumne and part of Yuba.

Author: David W. Kean


ISBN: 1884261019

Category: Travel

Page: 368

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Covering the counties of Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Inyo, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tuolumne and part of Yuba.

Chamber s Condensed Encyclopedia

The Schwarzwald created things thereon ; the terraqueous globe . mountain range intersects it . Wordsworth , William . A popular Wych - hazel , wich'hā - zl . The common English poet , head of the “ Lake School ; " name of plants ...

Author: D. T. Stuart


ISBN: IOWA:31858048106946

Category: Encyclopedias

Page: 698

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Baby Encyclopedia

Little ones will build their vocabulary and stimulate their mind while enjoying colorful art. And with hundreds of people, animals, and objects to discover on its pages, kids will want to explore Baby Encyclopedia over and over again!

Author: Planeta DeAgostini

Publisher: duopress

ISBN: 9781950500369

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 28

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Babies and toddlers will have a blast discovering the world in this first encyclopedia! Divided into themes of home, school, city, farm, ocean, mountains, and jungle, this large format board book teaches young children more than 900 words, perfectly matched with fun, clear illustrations, encouraging interactive learning between parents and their children. A spread showing a cozy living room features simple text for a door, table, sofa, vacuum, lamp, and dozens more objects. In a busy classroom, find clearly labeled desks, chairs, books, colored pencils, and anything else children might encounter at school. On a bright, sunny beach, a seagull, beach towel, sand castle, boat, and more can be found. Following each themed spread is a corresponding spread with facts and further information to introduce more advanced learning. Readers will learn that eagles are birds with large wings, that tow trucks help move cars when they're broken, and that if you go to the mountains in winter, you'll need a jacket. Little ones will build their vocabulary and stimulate their mind while enjoying colorful art. And with hundreds of people, animals, and objects to discover on its pages, kids will want to explore Baby Encyclopedia over and over again!

Decoration Day in the Mountains

Encyclopedia ofReligion in the South. 2nd ed. Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 2005. Holland, Lance. Fontana: A Pocket History ofAppalachia. Robbinsville, N.C.z Published by the author, ZOOL Hooker, Elizabeth R. Religion in the ...

Author: Alan Jabbour

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807833971

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

View: 990


Decoration Day is a late spring or summer tradition that involves cleaning a community cemetery, decorating it with flowers, holding a religious service in the cemetery, and having dinner on the grounds. These commemorations seem to predate the post-Civil

Hell of a Vision

The Mountain Encyclopedia. Lanham, MD: Taylor Trade, 2005. Haycox, Ernest. “Is There a Northwest?” In Northwest Harvest: A Regional Stocktaking, edited by V. L. O. Chittick, 39–51. New York: Macmillan, 1948. Haystead, Ladd.

Author: Robert L. Dorman

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816599431

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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The American West has taken on a rich and evocative array of regional identities since the late nineteenth century. Wilderness wonderland, Hispanic borderland, homesteader’s frontier, cattle kingdom, urban dynamo, Native American homeland. Hell of a Vision explores the evolution of these diverse identities during the twentieth century, revealing how Western regionalism has been defined by generations of people seeking to understand the West’s vast landscapes and varied cultures. Focusing on the American West from the 1890s up to the present, Dorman provides us with a wide-ranging view of the impact of regionalist ideas in pop culture and diverse fields such as geography, land-use planning, anthropology, journalism, and environmental policy-making. Going well beyond the realm of literature, Dorman broadens the discussion by examining a unique mix of texts. He looks at major novelists such as Cather, Steinbeck, and Stegner, as well as leading Native American writers. But he also analyzes a variety of nonliterary sources in his book, such as government reports, planning documents, and environmental impact studies. Hell of a Vision is a compelling journey through the modern history of the American West—a key region in the nation of regions known as the United States.

Languages in Jewish Communities Past and Present

Краткая литературная энциклопедия [Short literary encyclopedia], vol. ... с названием языка горских евреев [Linguistic aspects of the Tat ethnic myth: On the terminological situation with the name of the language of the Mountain Jews].

Author: Benjamin Hary

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781501504556

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 706

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This book offers sociological and structural descriptions of language varieties used in over 2 dozen Jewish communities around the world, along with synthesizing and theoretical chapters. Language descriptions focus on historical development, contemporary use, regional and social variation, structural features, and Hebrew/Aramaic loanwords. The book covers commonly researched language varieties, like Yiddish, Judeo-Spanish, and Judeo-Arabic, as well as less commonly researched ones, like Judeo-Tat, Jewish Swedish, and Hebraized Amharic in Israel today.

Master of the Mountain

Jefferson Encyclopedia, s.v. “Threshing Machine,” 17. Farm Book, plate 77. 18. Ibid. 19. 39. 40. 41. 42. Weld, Travels Through the States ofNorth. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37.

Author: Henry Wiencek

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781466827783

Category: History

Page: 352

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Is there anything new to say about Thomas Jefferson and slavery? The answer is a resounding yes. Master of the Mountain, Henry Wiencek's eloquent, persuasive book—based on new information coming from archaeological work at Monticello and on hitherto overlooked or disregarded evidence in Jefferson's papers—opens up a huge, poorly understood dimension of Jefferson's world. We must, Wiencek suggests, follow the money. So far, historians have offered only easy irony or paradox to explain this extraordinary Founding Father who was an emancipationist in his youth and then recoiled from his own inspiring rhetoric and equivocated about slavery; who enjoyed his renown as a revolutionary leader yet kept some of his own children as slaves. But Wiencek's Jefferson is a man of business and public affairs who makes a success of his debt-ridden plantation thanks to what he calls the "silent profits" gained from his slaves—and thanks to a skewed moral universe that he and thousands of others readily inhabited. We see Jefferson taking out a slave-equity line of credit with a Dutch bank to finance the building of Monticello and deftly creating smoke screens when visitors are dismayed by his apparent endorsement of a system they thought he'd vowed to overturn. It is not a pretty story. Slave boys are whipped to make them work in the nail factory at Monticello that pays Jefferson's grocery bills. Parents are divided from children—in his ledgers they are recast as money—while he composes theories that obscure the dynamics of what some of his friends call "a vile commerce." Many people of Jefferson's time saw a catastrophe coming and tried to stop it, but not Jefferson. The pursuit of happiness had been badly distorted, and an oligarchy was getting very rich. Is this the quintessential American story?

The Bear Went Over the Mountain

An assessment of our ancestors ' manners and values can be found in The Encyclopedia of Southern Culture : Virginians and Carolinians , Marylanders and Georgians alike had crossed the ocean as adventurers and evolved virtues appropriate ...

Author: Donald N. Yates

Publisher: Panther`s Lodge Publishers


Category: Reference

Page: 492

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This genealogy classic, written in the bad old days of shoe leather and courthouse basements before the Internet, tells of a Southern man's discovery of his Native American ancestry in the 1990s. Among fascinating regional and local stories, you'll discover how the Yateses of Virginia coped on the frontier…how some Cherokees escaped the Trail of Tears…what the Southern drawl really means…where The Tree That Owns Itself is…how Elisabeth Yates stole her cattle back from Gen. Sherman. Out of print for years, this sought-after family history is available in electronic form only. Fall under the spell of all its local color, storytelling and genealogy help also in the exciting audiobook version.

Notes on High Elevation Research

The rainfall diminishes westward to 40 inches near the place where the Ganges leaves the mountains and falls to 30 inches towards the emergence of the Indus from the mountains ... " ( Encyclopedia Brittanica , 1953 ) .

Author: Donald K. Alford


ISBN: MINN:31951D03547052Q

Category: Altitude, Influence of

Page: 34

View: 633


My Encyclopedia of Very Important Adventures

Complete the collection and learn more about the world around you, the animals that walk, fly and swim and the dinosaurs who ruled the earth before them.

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241490549

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 464


An exciting introduction to the awesome adventures of the eager explorers, dynamic daredevils, imaginative inventors, and other pioneers who shaped the world. Take a dive into the great unknown and go on a daring journey across land, sea, and sky as you explore the highest mountains, deepest oceans, and everything in between. On your journey you'll travel through time visiting the workshops, labs, and studios of history's most important minds and meet inventors, explorers, pirates, daredevils, and more. Read about the pioneers who dared to go where nobody had been before, archaeologists who made startling discoveries, and all of the exciting adventures they had along the way. Packed with fun facts and colourful illustrations, My Encyclopedia of Very Important Adventures will feed your imagination and quench your thirst for knowledge.

Indigenous Peoples An Encyclopedia of Culture History and Threats to Survival 4 volumes

The Canadian Encyclopedia, July 18. /aboriginal-people-education. McGee, Harold Franklin, Jr., and Michelle Filice.2017. “Mi'kmaq.” The Canadian Encyclopedia, January 6. https://www ...

Author: Victoria R. Williams

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440861185

Category: Social Science

Page: 1248

View: 678


The book is an essential resource for those interested in investigating the lives, histories, and futures of indigenous peoples around the world. Perfect for readers looking to learn more about cultural groups around the world, this four-volume work examines approximately 400 indigenous groups globally. The encyclopedia investigates the history, social structure, and culture of peoples from all corners of the world, including their role in the world, their politics, and their customs and traditions. Alphabetically arranged entries focus on groups living in all world regions, some of which are well-known with large populations, and others that are lesser-known with only a handful of surviving members. Each entry includes sections on the group's geography and environment; history and politics; society, culture, and tradition; access to health care and education; and threats to survival. Each entry concludes with See Also cross-references and a list of Further Reading resources to guide readers in their research. Included in the encyclopedia are also Native Voices inset boxes, allowing readers a glimpse into the daily lives of members of these indigenous groups, as well as an appendix featuring the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. • Allows for easy cross-cultural comparisons to be made from entry to entry • Includes an appendix with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples so readers can easily access it as a resource • Showcases "Native Voices" boxes throughout the work, allowing readers to get a snapshot of a "day in the life" of members of various cultural group • Offers "See Also" features at the end of each entry to easily cross-reference entries • Provides accessible insight into many aspects of indigenous life, including history, society and culture, healthcare and education, and environment

Sticker Encyclopedia Around the United States of America

Interactive and inspiring, Around the United States Sticker Encyclopedia encourages little ones to engage their brains and learn about the world around them. Get ready to explore the amazing United States

Author: Dk Pub

Publisher: DK Children

ISBN: 1465498494

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 639


A fantastic selection of facts, quizzes, and lots and lots of stickers will keep children entertained, and teach them all the most interesting facts about the United States. Be challenged by quizzes, get creative with more than 600 colourful stickers, and learn all about the United States! From the beaches of Florida to the mountains of Colorado, discover the landmarks, wildlife, and history of the beautiful United States. Kids will love matching more than 600 resuable stickers to their descriptions, following an on-the-page journey which covers the best of every state. A variety of activities will get children excited to play and learn, whether on the move or at home. Interactive and inspiring, Around the United States Sticker Encyclopedia encourages little ones to engage their brains and learn about the world around them. Get ready to explore the amazing United States!