Blue Mountains Life – June/July 2019
Requirements: .PDF reader, 71 MB
Overview: With its rich blend of stories – covering sea change stories, homes gardens, decorating, food, wine, fashion, health and beauty, travel and motoring – Blue Mountains Life magazine is an all-encompassing lifestyle magazine adored by its readers. Because homes are an essential part of the magazine, we’ve increased the amount of decorating and renovating information.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers
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50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains (Explorer’s 50 Hikes) by Bill Ingersoll
Requirements: EPUB Reader 278.18 MB
Overview: A go-to companion for a beautiful, scenic traverse through the Adirondacks
The beautiful views, rugged peaks, lush forests, and rushing waterfalls spanning the 6 million acres of the Adirondack Park are every hikers dream. 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains provides hikers of all experience levels and ability with carefully outlined, detailed tips and suggestions for 50 different hikes in the region.
The hikes range in length, difficulty, and type, and feature various highlights, such as mysterious caves, uninhabited lakes, fire towers offering breathtaking views, and marshy, dense wetlands. Within the section dedicated to each hike, tips and tricks for getting to the trail, places to rest along the way, and areas to stop for incomparable views are all noted. With 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains, readers won’t miss a thing on their next trek through the mountain trails.
Genre: Non-Fiction – General
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Lonely Planet Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Travel Guide) by way of Lonely Planet, Greg Ward, Regis St. Louis, Kevin Raub, Amy C. Balfour (2019)
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 78 MB
Overview: Lonely Planet’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park is your passport to probably the most related, up-to-date recommendation on what to peer and skip, and what hidden discoveries wait for you. Hike at the mom of all footpaths, the Appalachian Trail, cycle in the course of the stunning, ancient valley of Cades Cove, and learn the way early settlers made ends meet on the Mountain Farm Museum – all along with your relied on commute significant other. Get to the guts of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and start your adventure now!
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
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Exceptional Mountains: A Cultural History of the Pacific Northwest Volcanoes by O. Alan Weltzien
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.8MB
Overview: Over the past 150 years, people have flocked to the Pacific Northwest in increasing numbers, in part due to the region’s beauty and one of its most exceptional features: volcanoes. This segment of the Pacific Ring of Fire has shaped not only the physical landscape of the region but also the psychological landscape, and with it the narratives we compose about ourselves. Exceptional Mountains is a cultural history of the Northwest volcanoes and the environmental impact of outdoor recreation in this region. It probes the relationship between these volcanoes and regional identity, particularly in the era of mass mountaineering and population growth in the Northwest.
O. Alan Weltzien demonstrates how mountaineering is but one conspicuous example of the outdoor recreation industry’s unrestricted and problematic growth. He explores the implications of our assumptions that there are no limits to our outdoor recreation habits and that access to the highest mountains should include amenities for affluent consumers. Each chapter probes the mountain-based regional ethos and the concomitant sense of privilege and entitlement from different vantages to illuminate the consumerist mind-set as a reductive-and deeply problematic version of experience and identity in and around some of the nation’s most striking mountains.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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Natural History of the Pacific Northwest Mountains (A Timber Press Field Guide)
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In the Mountains of Madness: The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of H.P. Lovecraft by W. Scott Poole
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 514 KB
Overview: In the Mountains of Madness interweaves the biography of the legendary writer with an exploration of Lovecraft as a phenomenon. It aims to explain this reclusive figure while also challenging some of the general views held by Lovecraft devotees, focusing specifically on the large cross-section of horror and science fiction fans who know Lovecraft through films, Role Playing Games, and video games directly influenced by his work but know little or nothing about him.
More than a traditional biography, In The Mountains of Madness will place Lovecraft and his work in a cultural context, as an artist more in tune with our time than his own. Much of the literary work on Lovecraft tries to place him in relation to Poe or M.R. James or Arthur Machen; these ideas have little meaning for most contemporary readers. In his provocative new book, Poole reclaims the true essence of Lovecraft in relation to the comics of Joe Lansdale, the novels of Stephen King, and some of the biggest blockbuster films in contemporary America, proving the undying influence of this rare and significant figure.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
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Fire in the Mountains by J.N. Howard
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 206 MB
Overview: Meet some of God’s heroes, heroines, and colorful characters of a little-known and isolated part of the Cumberland Mountains. Enjoy and celebrate seeing God’s hands at work in the spiritual awakening spilled over into all aspects of the lives of the people.
A woman named Evil, a giant coal miner called Albino, and a powerful old lay preacher named Stompin John are among the characters and people of this audiobook, which is subtitled: A Story of Spiritual Awakening.
Other parts of the audiobook tell of a spiritual revival, which continued in various forms over a period of several years.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
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The Mountains are Calling: Running in the High Places of Scotland by Jonny Muir
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 16 MB
Overview: The Mountains Are Calling is the exhilarating story of the runners who go to high places. From its wild origins in the Highlands, hill running in Scotland remains as pure and traditional as sport gets. Jonny Muir explores the history and culture of the sport, and meets the legends of hill running who are revered for their extraordinary endurance. As he discovers the insatiable lure of the hills, a calling leads him to the supreme test of mountain running: Ramsay’s Round – a continuous loop of 23 of Scotland highest mountains, to be completed within 24 hours.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical
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On the Mountains’ Altar : Anthropology of Faith in an Andean Group by Frank Salomon
Necessities: .PDF reader, eight MB
Overview: In high-Andean Peru, Rapaz village maintains a temple to mountain beings who command water and climate. By inspecting the ritual practices and perception techniques of an Andean neighborhood, this ebook offers college students with wealthy understandings of unfamiliar non secular experiences and delivers theories of faith from the realm of abstraction. From core subject encounters, every chapter guides readers outward in a special theoretical course, successively exploring the principle paths within the anthropology of faith.
In addition to addressing classical approaches within the anthropology of faith to rural modernity, Salomon engages with newer currents equivalent to cognitive-evolution fashions, power-oriented critiques, the ontological remodeling of relativism, and the ‘new materialism’ within the context of a deep-rooted Andean ethos. He displays on central questions equivalent to: Why does sacred ritualism appear virtually common? Is it seated in social energy, human psychology, symbolic meanings, or cultural logics? Are various theories appropriate? Is ‘faith’ nonetheless a tenable class within the post-colonial world?
Style: Non-Fiction > Academic
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A Girl’s Life within the Rocky Mountains by Isabella L. Chicken
Necessities: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 1.7 Mb
Overview: A cosmopolitan, middle-aged Englishwoman touring the Rocky Mountains in 1873, Isabella Chicken had embarked upon a visit that known as for as a lot stamina as would have been anticipated of an explorer or anthropologist – and he or she was neither! Possessing a prodigious quantity of curiosity and an enormous urge for food for touring, she journeyed later in life to India, Tibet, China, Japan, Korea, and Canada and wrote eight profitable books about her adventures. On this quantity, she paints an intimate image of the "Wild West," writing eloquently of natural world, remoted settlers and various refugees from civilization, vigilance committees and lynchings, and crude desk manners but a delicate civility – even chivalry – among the many males she encountered within the wilderness. Thoughtfully written, this charming narrative gives a vibrant account of a bygone period and the those that perpetually modified the face of the frontier.
Style: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
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