The Valley

Author: Elizabeth Clarke

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571296955

Category: Nature

Page: 170

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The harshly magnificent landscape of the Elan Valley in Mid Wales was changed utterly in the late 1890s by a reservoir building project initiated by the Corporation of Birmingham in order to supply water to that expanding city. A great feat of civil engineering, the project required the flooding of land by the River Elan and the compensating of local landowners; but also made a tremendous impact on the traditions, rights and privileges of the local commoners, and on a flock system of hill farming that had existed for hundreds of years. Originally published in 1969, The Valley is Elizabeth Clarke's account of hill farming life in the Elan Valley and the massive changes wrought upon it between the first period of reservoir construction and a subsequent project that followed the Second World War.

The Oxford Handbook of the Valley of the Kings

Author: Kent Weeks

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199931631

Category: Tombs

Page: 648

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The royal necropolis of New Kingdom Egypt, known as the Valley of the Kings (KV), is one of the most important--and celebrated--archaeological sites in the world. Located on the west bank of the Nile river, about three miles west of modern Luxor, the valley is home to more than sixty tombs, all dating to the second millennium BCE. The most famous of these is the tomb of Tutankhamun, first discovered by Howard Carter in 1922. Other famous pharaoh's interred here include Hatshepsut, the only queen found in the valley, and Ramesses II, ancient Egypt's greatest ruler. Much has transpired in the study and exploration of the Valley of the Kings over the last few years. Several major discoveries have been made, notably the many-chambered KV5 (tomb of the sons of Ramesses II) and KV 63, a previously unknown tomb found in the heart of the valley. Many areas of the royal valley have been explored for the first time using new technologies, revealing ancient huts, shrines, and stelae. New studies of the DNA, filiation, cranio-facial reconstructions, and other aspects of the royal mummies have produced important and sometimes controversial results. The Oxford Handbook of the Valley of the Kings provides an up-to-date and thorough reference designed to fill a very real gap in the literature of Egyptology. It will be an invaluable resource for scholars, teachers, and researchers with an interest in this key area of Egyptian archaeology. First, introductory chapters locate the Valley of the Kings in space and time. Subsequent chapters offer focused examinations of individual tombs: their construction, content, development, and significance. Finally, the book discusses the current status of ongoing issues of preservation and archaeology, such as conservation, tourism, and site management. In addition to recent work mentioned above, aerial imaging, remote sensing, studies of the tombs' architectural and decorative symbolism, problems of conservation site management, and studies of KV-related temples are just some of the aspects not covered in any other work on the Valley of the Kings. This volume promises to become the primary scholarly reference work on this important World Heritage Site.

The Valley of Kashmir

Author: Sir Walter Roper Lawrence

Publisher: Asian Educational Services

ISBN: 9788120616301

Category: Jammu and Kashmir (India)

Page: 478

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(Reprint London 1895 edn.)

Zion in the Valley

The Jewish Community of St. Louis

Author: Walter Ehrlich

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826262646

Category: History

Page: 520

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In the Heart of the Valley of Love

Author: Cynthia Kadohata

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520207288

Category: Fiction

Page: 225

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This novel explores human relationships in a Los Angeles of the future, where rich and poor are deeply polarized and where water, food, gas and education cannot be taken for granted.

Thunder in the Valley

Author: Jim R. Woolard

Publisher: Lyrical Press

ISBN: 1516101618

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Western writer Jim R. Woolard’s classic award-winning debut still rides hard and fires point blank from all barrels . . . Bitter experience has taught Matthan Hannar wound his way upriver, avoiding settlers that wanted to hang him, and Indians seeking fresh scalps. When he spied Zelda Shaw struggling for her life with a Shawnee brave, he could stay hidden no longer. But saving her life meant two people had to be protected from the cold, starvation and those who would kill them both. And Matthan was taking Zelda home, dowMatthan Hannar that to survive the harsh, untamed wilderness of the OhioValley in 1790, , it’s best to avoid all contact with settlers (likely to hang you) and Indians (even more likely to slaughteryou). Success on those fronts means he might not starve, drown, or freeze to death. But while he’s winding his way upriver as stealthily as he can, he stumbles across Zelda Shaw furiously fighting off a ferociousShawnee brave. Breaking his own rules means Matthan Hannar has s now got to keep Zeldab alive, too, or face the wrath of her kinfolk. In order to do that he’ll have to kill off a hell of a lot more . . .

Ghosts in the Valley

Author: Adi-Kent Thomas Jeffrey

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0578068133

Category: Fiction

Page: 178

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A remarkable collection of "terrible but true" ghost stories. This enduringly popular book, originally written in the 1970s by New York Times Best Selling author, Adi-Kent Thomas Jeffrey, has recently been revised and edited by the author's daughter. Each page of this fascinating book offers readers authenticated accounts and eye witness reports of psychic phenomena and supernatural encounters that have occurred, and in many cases, are still occurring in the Delaware Valley area. The 40th Anniversary edition of GHOSTS IN THE VALLEY includes introductory comments by the Amazing Kreskin, stunning interior photographs and graphic images, as well as new supplemental material. Everybody loves a good ghost story and no one tells them better than Adi-Kent Thomas Jeffrey.

Beyond the Valley

Author: Al Lacy,Joanna Lacy

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 0307780635

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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In this seventh installment in the Hannah of Fort Bridger series, twin tragedies set the stage for God's glorious provision. A vicious mountain lion attack leaves beautiful, young rancher Carrie Wright a widow. An outlaw on his way to prison escapes the law long enough to shoot Doug McClain's wife, making him the lonely father of a young daughter. Then heroine Hannah Cooper, newly widowed herself, comforts Carrie with the knowledge that while God's servants will tread through the valley of weeping, they will also keep moving toward another mountaintop. When employment opportunities bring Doug and Carrie together, unexpected sparks fly and finally they can envision a future "beyond the valley." From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lily in the Valley

Author: M. D. West

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1604772093

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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West chronicles her life and her journeys through dark valleys through her transformation in Christ. (Motivation)

Into the valley

Author: Michael Williams

Publisher: Philomel

ISBN: 9780399225161

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 194

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After his older brother is killed in the South African Defence Force, sixteen-year-old Walter involves himself in the interracial fighting in the Illongweni Valley.

Through the Valley

Vietnam, 1967-1968

Author: James F. Humphries

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781555878214

Category: History

Page: 335

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"The fierce close combat in the remote areas of South Vietnam's northern provinces in 1967-1968 -- the battles of Hiep Duc, March 11, Nhi Ha, and Hill 406 -- has been strangely under-reported slice of the Vietnam War. Through the valley brings those battles into ... focus, chronicling the efforts of the ... Americal Division and the 196th Light Infantry Brigade ... Colonel Humphries draws on both his own combat experience and the eyewitness reports of fifty former veterans"--Jacket.

Down in the Valley: Writing in British Columbia

Author: Trevor Carolan

Publisher: Ekstasis Editions

ISBN: 9781894800594

Category: Canadian literature

Page: 160

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A breakthrough addition to Canada's regional literary renaissance, Down In The Valley is a sparkling collection of contemporary writing from B.C.'s fastest growing region, the magnificent Fraser Valley. These are poems and tales freighted with unexpected power and humility that celebrate new ways to sing the valley's old songs and stories, renewing them for the changing generational mosaic of our times.

Value in the Valley

A Black Woman's Guide through Life's Dilemmas

Author: Iyanla Vanzant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 074322647X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

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So you've fallen and think you can't get up! Is it the job you hate but need in order to pay the rent? Is it that relationship that you gave your all to only to end up with a broken heart...again? Perhaps it's your children, a family member or a lifelong friend doing you in, dragging you down, pushing you to the brink. If you are an honorary member of the Black Woman's Suffering Society, you have probably been told that it's all your fault. Or that struggling and suffering is your lot in life. Iyanla Vanzant says NO! Life is an Act of Faith and suffering is optional! Those everyday challenges, obstacles, and dilemmas are what Iyanla calls valleys. As bad as they may seem, there is a purpose or, as Iyanla says, "There is so much value in the valley." Valley experiences open your eyes to the things you know but have difficulty facing and accepting. Valleys challenge your fears, strengthen your will, correct your misperceptions, and give you valuable insights into yourself, the world, and the people around you. Those dark, bleak, ugly experiences that make you most uncomfortable can help you to grow. Valley experiences let you know it is time to do a new thing in a new way. You may grit your teeth and dig in your heels, but, as you will see, that new thing can be daring, exciting, and even fun. If you learn your valley lessons well, you are bound to shake other people up too. Good! You need to display your brilliance and move into your own grace. You've got the power, and your thoughts, deeds, and actions are your ticket. When you muster up the strength to change how you do what you've been doing, you find the way out of the valley. As Iyanla says, "Valleys are not one-size-fits-all." In fact, they are custom-designed to teach you how to reach your highest potential -- to be divine, prosperous, and in alignment with your highest and greatest good. If you've ever been disappointed, betrayed, rejected, abandoned, or just plain old scared to let go, then you've been or may still be in a valley. Iyanla knows -- she's been there, and on a bad day she's still there, but now she shares with you the way out.

Revival in the Valley of Dry Bones

Author: Arthur Mackey Jr.

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1597811564

Category: Religion

Page: 80

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In this book entitled Revival in the Valley of Dry Bones: Raising Up an Exceeding Great Army, Pastor Mackey states, "Clearly, there is a dire need today in our cities for a word of true prophetic destiny that sets the captive free from the brutal bondage of modern-day slavery where the poor are the last to be hired and the first to be fired. Even in the midst of the valley of apparent hopelessness, we must not give up,because there is divine hope from above. We can be the visionaries of victory rather than the everlasting victims of the vicious system."

Lion of the Valley

St. Louis, Missouri, 1764-1980

Author: James Neal Primm

Publisher: Missouri History Museum

ISBN: 9781883982249

Category: History

Page: 621

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To begin the preface to the second edition of Lion of the Valley, James Neal Primm quotes the Reverend W. C. Bitting: "A city is more than an assemblage of buildings with streets between them. It has a soul, and an atmosphere, and a social significance to which all material things should be made to minister." If a history book can help define that atmosphere and significance, Lion of the Valley has done so for St. Louis, telling the story of a vibrant and unusual American city in an engaging yet scholarly manner. Primm establishes a general historical narrative of St. Louis from Pierre Laclede's first step from the bow of a bateau to the prototypes of MetroLink. As in most comprehensive accounts, Lion of the Valley focuses on the central institutions and personalities that have shaped the city, as well as the events and circumstances that brought fame, or fear, to the citizens of St. Louis. The Great Fire of 1849; the 1904 World's Fair; the machinations of the "Big Cinch"; the construction of the Gateway Arch; these and many other episodes from the city's colorful past come to life in the pages of Primm's book. This newly designed fourth edition offers a new preface from the author and a revised and expanded index in order to make the book more reader friendly, while maintaining the integrity of the original text. It will be indispensable to students of St. Louis history as well as amateurs interested in the development of this great city.