Walking the Nile

Author: Levison Wood

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471135667

Category: Travel

Page: 352

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A major Channel 4 series and a Sunday Times bestseller His journey is 4,250 miles long. He is walking every step of the way, camping in the wild, foraging for food, fending for himself against multiple dangers. He is passing through rainforest, savannah, swamp, desert and lush delta oasis. He will cross seven, very different countries. No one has ever made this journey on foot. In this detailed, thoughtful, inspiring and dramatic book, recounting Levison Wood's walk the length of the Nile, he will uncover the history of the Nile, yet through the people he meets and who will help him with his journey, he will come face to face with the great story of a modern Africa emerging out of the past. Exploration and Africa are two of his great passions - they drive him on and motivate his inquisitiveness and resolution not to fail, yet the challenges of the terrain, the climate, the animals, the people and his own psychological resolution will throw at him are immense. The dangers are very real, but so is the motivation for this ex-army officer. If he can overcome the mental and physical challenges, he will be walking into history...

Der lange Weg zum Wasser

Author: Linda Sue Park

Publisher: arsEdition

ISBN: 384581554X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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Nyas Aufgabe ist es, für ihre Familie Wasser bei der Wasserstelle zu holen. Sie läuft dafür acht Stunden. Jeden Tag. Salva flieht aus seinem vom Krieg zerstörten Dorf. Er läuft quer durch Afrika, auf der Suche nach einem sicheren Ort, an dem er bleiben kann, und nach seiner verschollenen Familie. Zwei fesselnde Stimmen erzählen von Not und Vertreibung – aber auch von Hoffnung und Zukunft in einer Welt, in der sich unerwartete Chancen für die auftun, die nicht aufhören, an das Gute zu glauben. Der Roman basiert auf einer wahren Geschichte.

Walking the Himalayas

An adventure of survival and endurance

Author: Levison Wood

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473626277

Category: Travel

Page: 304

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WINNER OF THE 2016 EDWARD STANFORD ADVENTURE TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 'Levison Wood has breathed new life into adventure travel.' Michael Palin 'Levison Wood is a great adventurer and a wonderful storyteller.' Sir Ranulph Fiennes 'Britain's best-loved adventurer... he looks like a man who will stare danger in the face and soak up a lot of pain without complaint.' The Times Following in in the footsteps of the great explorers, WALKING THE HIMALAYAS is Levison Wood's enthralling account of crossing the Himalayas on foot. His journey of discovery along the path of the ancient trade route of the Silk Road to the forgotten kingdom of Bhutan led him beyond the safety of the tourist trail. There lies the real world of the Himalayas, where ex-paratrooper Levison Wood encountered natural disasters, extremists, nomadic goat herders, shamans (and the Dalai Lama) in his 1,700-mile trek across the roof of the world. WALKING THE HIMALAYAS is a tale of courage, stamina and the kindness of strangers that will appeal to the adventurer in us all.

Walking the Americas

‘A wildly entertaining account of his epic journey’ Daily Mail

Author: Levison Wood

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473654084

Category: Travel

Page: 288

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LONGLISTED IN THE ADVENTURE TRAVEL CATEGORY OF THE 2017 BANFF MOUNTAIN BOOK AWARDS SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER BY THE AUTHOR OF WALKING THE HIMALAYAS, WINNER OF THE 2016 EDWARD STANFORD ADVENTURE TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 'Levison Wood has breathed new life into adventure travel.' Michael Palin Walking the Americas chronicles Levison Wood's 1,800 mile trek along the spine of the Americas, through eight countries, from Mexico to Colombia, experiencing some of the world's most diverse, beautiful and unpredictable places. His journey took him from violent and dangerous cities to ancient Mayan ruins lying still unexplored in the jungles of Mexico and Guatemala. He encountered members of indigenous tribes, migrants heading towards the US border and proud Nicaraguan revolutionaries on his travels, where at the end of it all, he attempted to cross one of the most impenetrable borders on earth: the Darien Gap route from Panama into South America. This trek required every ounce of Levison Wood's guile, tact, strength and resilience in one of the most raw, real and exciting journeys of his life.

Daughters of the Nile

Author: Stephanie Dray

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101627239

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Dray’s historical fiction series comes to a stunning conclusion as the daughter of Cleopatra risks everything to revive her dynasty. After years of abuse as the emperor’s captive in Rome, Cleopatra Selene is now a powerful queen, ruling over the exotic kingdom of Mauretania with her husband, King Juba II, by her side. But when a jealous Augustus Caesar demands that her children be given over to him to be fostered in Rome, Selene is drawn back into the web of imperial plots and intrigues that she vowed to leave behind... Determined and resourceful, Selene must shield her loved ones from the emperor’s wrath, all while vying with ruthless rivals like King Herod. But unless she can find a way to overcome the threat to her marriage, kingdom, family, and faith, Selene may very well be the last of her line...

Black Man of the Nile and His Family

Author: Yosef Ben-Jochannan

Publisher: Black Classic Press

ISBN: 9780933121263

Category: History

Page: 428

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In a masterful and unique manner, Dr. Ben uses Black Man of the Nile to challenge and expose "Europeanized" African history. Order Black Man of the Nile here.

The Explorers

A Story of Fearless Outcasts, Blundering Geniuses, and Impossible Success

Author: Martin Dugard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451677596

Category: History

Page: 304

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Learn to unlock your inner explorer in this riveting account of a great, forbidding adventure and “a fascinating examination of the seven key traits of history’s most famous explorers…[with] infusions of insight and enthusiasm” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). In 1856, two intrepid adventurers, Richard Frances Burton and John Hanning Speke, set off to unravel a geographical unknown: the location of the Nile River’s source. They traveled deep into an uncharted African wilderness together, arrived at two different solutions to the mystery, and parted ways as sworn enemies. The feud became an international sensation on their return to England, and a public debate was scheduled to decide whose theory was correct. What followed was a massive spectacle with an outcome no one could have foreseen. In The Explorers, New York Times bestselling author Martin Dugard shares the rich saga of the Burton and Speke expedition and guides readers through the seven traits that history’s most legendary explorers called on to survive their impossible journeys. In doing so, Dugard demonstrates that these traits have a most practical application in everyday life. We see St. Brendan the Navigator, driven by hope, sail into the unknown, and the curiosity that inspired John Ledyard to attempt to walk around the globe, and the perseverance Howard Carter needed to discover Tutankhamen’s tomb. From these and other examples, Dugard extracts lessons for unlocking the explorer in us all.

God Dies by the Nile and Other Novels

God Dies by the Nile, Searching, The Circling Song

Author: Nawal El Saadawi

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1783607459

Category: Fiction

Page: 504

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God Dies by the Nile is Saadawi’s attempt to square religion with a society in which women are respected as equals; Searching expresses the poignancy of loss and doubt with the hypnotic intensity of a remembered dream; while in The Circling Song, Saadawi pursues the conflicts of sex, class, gender and military violence deep into the psyche.

Lonely Planet ReisefŸhrer Entdecke Europa

Europas Highlights erleben

Author: N.A

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 3829723709

Category: Travel

Page: 887

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Mit dem Lonely Planet Europa auf eigene Faust durch den Kontinent. Etliche Monate Recherche stecken im Kultreiseführer für Individualreisende. Auf über 890 Seiten geben die Autoren sachkundige Hintergrundinfos zu Städten, liefern Tipps und Infos für die Planung der Reise, beschreiben alle interessanten Sehenswürdigkeiten mit aktuellen Öffnungszeiten und Preisen und präsentieren ihre persönlichen Entdeckungen und Tipps. Erleben Sie die Länder, die so viel zu bieten haben und treten Sie eine Zeitreise durch die Geschichte an, denn Gegenwart und Zukunft sind in Europa allgegenwärtig: Griechische Ruinen, gotische Kathedralen, spektakuläre Bauwerke und faszinierende Museen. Auch als Feinschmecker kommt man in den unterschiedlichen Länderküchen auf seine Kosten. Und das Beste: alles ist nie weit weg. Heute eine Fahrt entlang der Côte d ́Azur und morgen ein Besuch im British Museum - oder doch lieber in einem Wiener Kaffeehaus? Was essen und wo schlafen? Mit Liebe und Detail haben die Autoren ihre Informationen gesammelt und für jeden Geschmack und Geldbeutel Restaurants und Unterkünfte zusammengetragen. Abgerundet wird der Guide durch Übersichts- und Detailkarten, einem Farbkapitel zu den 25 Highlights, Reiserouten, fundierte Hintergrundinformationen und Insider- Tipps. Der Lonely-Planet-Reiseführer Europa ist ehrlich, praktisch, witzig geschrieben und liefert inspirierende Eindrücke und Erfahrungen - Europa wartet auf neugierige Traveller.

God Dies by the Nile

Author: Nawāl Saʻdāwī

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9780862322953

Category: Social Science

Page: 138

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Nawal el Saadawi's classic tale attempts to square Islam with a society in which women are respected as equals is as relevant today as ever. 'People have become corrupt everywhere. You can search in vain for Islam, or a devout Muslim. They no longer exist.' Kafr El Teen is a beautiful, sleepy village on the banks of the Nile. Yet at its heart it is tyrannical and corrupt. The Mayor, Sheikh Hamzawi of the mosque, and the Chief of the Village Guard are obsessed by wealth and use and abuse the women of the village, taking them as slaves, marrying them and beating them. Resistance, it seems, is futile. Zakeya, an ordinary villager, works in the fields by the Nile and watches the world, squatting in the dusty entrance to her house, quietly accepting her fate. It is only when her nieces fall prey to the Mayor that Zakeya becomes enraged by the injustice of her society and possessed by demons. Where is the loving and peaceful God in whom Zakeya believes?

A Winter on the Nile

Author: Anthony Sattin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446474399

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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In the winter of 1849, Florence Nightingale was an unknown 29-year-old - beautiful, well-born and deeply unhappy. After clashing with her parents over her refusal to marry, she had been offered a lifeline by family friends who suggested a trip to Egypt, a country which she had always longed to visit. By an extraordinary coincidence, taking the same boat from Alexandria was an unpublished French writer, Gustave Flaubert. Like Nightingale, he was at the crossroads in his life that was to lead to future acclaim and literary triumph. Egypt for him represented escape and freedom as well as inspiration. But as a wealthy young man travelling with male friends, he had access to an altogether different Egpyt: where Nightingale sought out temples and dispensaries, Flaubert visited brothels and harems. In this beguiling book, Anthony Sattin takes a key moment in the lives of two extraordinary figures on the brink of international fame, and provides a fascinating insight into the early days of travel to one of the greatest tourist destinations on the planet.

Mohawks on the Nile

Journey of the Warrior Spirit

Author: Joe Jacobs, M.D

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460200942

Category: History

Page: 232

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The inclusion of Mohawks and the Nile River in the same sentence seems a bit incongruous. American Indians in general and Mohawks in particular have remained relatively anonymous throughout contemporary American society. Joe Jacobs, whose mother was a member of the Kahnawake band of Mohawks near Montreal, Canada, gives insight into one of the most influential American Indian tribes in the histories of Great Britain, France and the United States. He brings to life the Mohawk people of his ancestry by drawing a parallel between the history of the Kahnawake Mohawk people on the banks of the St. Lawrence River and his own contemporary reflections and professional journey. That history is filled with the notion of balance between what it means to be a Mohawk in a culturally alien white Canadian and American society. Just as the Kahnawake Mohawk high steel workers balance themselves on the steel beams of the New York City skyscrapers that make it the iconic city it has become, this is a story of one Mohawk who traversed the divide between being Mohawk and White.

Reflections in the Nile

Author: J. Suzanne Frank

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 044693013X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 1985

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After entering an ancient chamber on an archaeological dig, Cloe Kingsley is sent back in time to the year 1452 B.C. to the Egyptian court of Hatshepsut and into the body of a corrupt priestess, where she is now forced to face her new environment and the challenges it holds. A first novel.