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.

Springs in the Valley

Author: L. B. Cowman,C. Cowman,Charles E. Cowman, Mrs.

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310219949

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 2565

In print for more than 60 years, this beloved and classic daily devotional challenges readers on the themes of hope and renewal.

Lion of the Valley

St. Louis, Missouri, 1764-1980

Author: James Neal Primm

Publisher: Missouri History Museum

ISBN: 9781883982249

Category: History

Page: 621

View: 5274

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.

Zion in the Valley

The Jewish Community of St. Louis

Author: Walter Ehrlich

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826262646

Category: History

Page: 520

View: 8934


The Valley of Kashmir

Author: Sir Walter Roper Lawrence

Publisher: Asian Educational Services

ISBN: 9788120616301

Category: Jammu and Kashmir (India)

Page: 478

View: 4660

(Reprint London 1895 edn.)

The Valley

Author: Di Morrissey


ISBN: 1459622499

Category: Domestic fiction

Page: 726

View: 3497

The valley is nestled between rugged peaks, divided by a magnificent river. Within its peaceful green contours are held the secrets of generations of tribes, families and loners who have come under its spell. But some secrets are never shared, never told. Until one woman returns and begins asking questions...and discovers the story of a forgotten valley pioneer whose life becomes entwined with hers. But in looking into her own family's history she uncovers more than she ever expected - and what her mother hoped would always remain a secret...


Tal der Wächter

Author: Jonathan Stroud,Katharina Orgaß,Gerald Jung

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570400418


Page: 492

View: 3808


Beyond the Valley

Author: Carol Baker Hetherington

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1607915545

Category: Religion

Page: 156

View: 8186

HETHERINGTON BEYOND THE VALLEY Back Cover Material In the fall of 2003, I was left a widow. Married for forty years, and now alone, I began a journey ... a journey from the deepest grief to a pathway of hope. Out of the depths of my sorrow, I have written a book in which I have shared the cry of my innermost heart to God. God does give hope to the brokenhearted, but it hasn't been an easy journey. It takes time - for me, a long time to journey through grief, but I am learning that there is life again and also a purpose and plan as I place my trust in God. My desire is to bring comfort and hope to others who have lost a spouse, and to show that one is never alone in the journey back to living again. Carol Baker Hetherington is the widow of the Rev. James E. Hetherington, former pastor of Lighthouse Assembly of God in Cleveland, Ohio. She presently resides in Northeastern Ohio, and is an active member of Rock of Grace Family Ministries, involved in several ministries, one of which reaches out to the widow. A mother of three grown children and grandmother of four, Carol keeps busy with family, and also finds time to enjoy her interests in writing, quilting and decorating. Included also is a love of the outdoors as she enjoys walking and spending time in her gardens.

The Valley of Fear

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048644533X

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 9167

This edition lacks the illustrations appearing in the original G.H. Doran ed. of 1914.

The Valley of the Moon

Author: Jack London

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520922693

Category: Fiction

Page: 436

View: 5140

A road novel fifty years before Kerouac, The Valley of the Moon traces the odyssey of Billy and Saxon Roberts from the labor strife of Oakland at the turn of the century through Central and Northern California in search of land they can farm independently—a journey that echoes Jack London's own escape from urban poverty. As London lost hope in the prospects of the socialist party and organized labor, he began researching a scientific and environmentally sound approach to farming. In his novel, it is Saxon, London's most fully realized heroine, who embodies these concerns. The Valley of the Moon is London's paean to his second wife Charmian and to the pastoral life and his ranch in Glen Ellen, the Valley of the Moon.

Heroes of the Valley

Author: Jonathan Stroud

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407047892

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5213

Listen then, and I'll tell you again of the Battle of the Rock. But none of your usual wriggling, or I'll stop before I've begun . . . Halli loves the old stories from when the valley was a wild and dangerous place - when the twelve legendary heroes stood together to defeat the ancient enemy, the bloodthirsty Trows. Halli longs for adventure but these days the most dangerous thing in the valley is boredom. He tries to liven things up by playing practical jokes. But when one of his jokes goes too far, he reawakens an old blood feud and finds himself on a hero's quest after all. Along the way he meets a ruthless thief, a murderous rival, and a girl who may just be as fearless as he is . . . Jonathan Stroud has created an epic saga with a funny, unique spin, and an unforgettable anti-hero.

From the Valley of the Missing

Author: Grace Miller White

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775560708

Category: Fiction

Page: 404

View: 3964

Kidnappings, orphans, foundlings, and mistaken identities abound in this thrilling book. Will the infant abandoned on a couple's grand touring boat find a loving family? Will the kidnapped twins of the governor ever find their way home? Grace Miller White's tightly plotted From the Valley of the Missing is a maelstrom of drama and intrigue that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

Revolution in The Valley

The Insanely Great Story of How the Mac Was Made

Author: Andy Hertzfeld,Steve Capps

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596007191

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 291

View: 4618

Describes the development of the Apple Macintosh through a variety of anecdotes, photographs, and sketches.

The Valley of Death

Book II World Weaver Trilogy

Author: Craig Etchison

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595307787

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 8817

Larkin is a teen from a different space-time dimension living on earth who, as an apprentice world weaver, has extraordinary powers. But he must pass three exceedingly difficult tests before being accepted into the brotherhood of master weavers. In this second book of the World Weaver trilogy, Larkin tackles his second test. He must go to Tlaxi, a planet in a different space-time dimension, find out why the people there have lost their life force, and help them revive that force. Larkin's task is made infinitely more difficult when he is instructed to use his brains, not his power, to solve the problem. As Larkin is about to leave on his mission, his best friend Peggy insists on coming with him. Larkin thinks there will be too much danger, and he's also not sure if an apprentice should take along another person, but Peggy finally persuades him. The two friends quickly see that Tlaxi is beset by bigotry of the worst kind as well as monumental environmental problems--leading to a majority of the population losing their will to live. To set things right will require all Larkin's insights, brains, and above all, compassion.