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The River Why

By David James Duncan
  • ISBN Code: : 0316261211
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : the-river-why.pdf

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The classic novel of fly fishing and spirituality, originally published in 1983. Since its publication in 1983, THE RIVER WHY has become a classic. David James Duncan's sweeping novel is a coming-of-age comedy about love, nature, and the quest for self-discovery, written in a voice as distinct and powerful as any in American letters. Gus Orviston is a young fly fisherman who leaves behind his comically schizoid family to find his own path. Taking refuge in a remote cabin, he sets out in pursuit of the Pacific Northwest's elusive steelhead. But what begins as a physical quarry becomes a spiritual one as his quest for self-knowledge batters him with unforeseeable experiences. Profoundly reflective about our connection to nature and to one another, THE RIVER WHY is also a comedic rollercoaster. Like Gus, the reader emerges utterly changed, stripped bare by the journey Duncan so expertly navigates.

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  • Pdf File: the-god-of-small-things.pdf

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The beloved debut novel about an affluent Indian family forever changed by one fateful day in 1969, from the author of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNER Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s modern classic is equal parts powerful family saga, forbidden love story, and piercing political drama. The seven-year-old twins Estha and Rahel see their world shaken irrevocably by the arrival of their beautiful young cousin, Sophie. It is an event that will lead to an illicit liaison and tragedies accidental and intentional, exposing “big things [that] lurk unsaid” in a country drifting dangerously toward unrest. Lush, lyrical, and unnerving, The God of Small Things is an award-winning landmark that started for its author an esteemed career of fiction and political commentary that continues unabated.

The Interpretation of The Meaning of The Holy Quran Volume 37 - Surah Ta Ha verse 1 to 75

By Nasoha Bin Saabin
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  • Publisher : N.a
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 571
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I have written many books and articles on various topics but since 2013, I have devoted myself fully in writing the interpretation of the Holy Quran in English and with the grace of Allah, I have completed the whole Quran on 29th October 2020 with 84 books. I believe there is a great need in the whole world for the correct interpretation of the Holy Quran to be written in English. Currently, there is a great misunderstanding about Islam among Muslims and non-Muslims globally. The misunderstanding of the meaning of the Holy Quran among Muslims will lead to the wrong practice of Islam which leads to the wrong actions of Muslims. The wrong actions of Muslims will lead to misunderstandings about Islam among Muslims and non-Muslims. The wrong actions of the Muslims have led to many miseries and wars among Muslims. The wrong actions of Muslims have also led to many wars and clashes between Muslims and non-Muslims. In order to avoid miseries, wars and clashes from taking place between the whole mankind in the whole world, the whole mankind in the whole world need to understand the true teaching of Islam. There is no other way for the whole mankind to understand the true teaching of Islam unless the whole mankind is able to read and understand the correct interpretation of the Holy Quran. The whole mankind is only able to read and understand the correct interpretation of the Holy Quran when it is written in the universal language of the world (English). For this very reason I have written the interpretation of the Holy Quran in English. Prof. Nasoha Bin Saabin

Messages from the River

By Jill Hance Bakke, EdD
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1483472736
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  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 792
  • Pdf File: messages-from-the-river.pdf

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The Columbia River is the largest river in the Pacific Northwest, the fourth largest river in North America, and the largest hydroelectric power-producing river in North America. It’s also a sight to behold. On any given day, you can see sailboats, kayaks, a paddle wheeler, and cruise ships merging with pilot boats, tugs, small fishing boats, cargo ships, and other vessels that ply its waters. Sea lions, salmon, and occasional pods of whales mix with other sea life, and seagulls, crows, and cormorants rule the sky. Filled with lovely illustrations of the Columbia River and the surrounding Astoria, Oregon, area, these reflections reveal what the river has taught the author about life and how it has become her muse. In considering the mysteries of the river, the author urges others to think about what speaks to them. Whether it’s music, dance, the smile of a child, or some aspect of nature, you’ll learn important things about yourself and the universe by honoring it with expression.

The City and The River

By Arun Joshi
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  • Publisher : Orient Paperbacks
  • Book Code : 8122206549
  • Total of Pages : 294
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 783
  • Pdf File: the-city-and-the-river.pdf

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The City and The River is a political fable. Using an artistically satisfying combination of fantasy, prophecy, and a startlingly real vision of everyday politics, this novel is truly a parable of the times. The City is all cities. The River is the mother of cities. The Grand Master rules the city by the river and is determined to become its unchallenged King. Things move smoothly in this earthly Eden, till a strange prophecy is made by the palace astrologer. The learned man predicts the crowning of a new King in place of the Grand Master… With quiet humour and characteristic skill, Joshi plots the path of intrigue and corruption in high places. The Grandmaster is surrounded by a coterie of fawning councillors, whose sole aim is to remain in limelight and improve their hierarchical standing. The politics in the novel has unmistakable echoes of the Emergency period of 1974-75; acquisition of unlimited powers, presence of self-seeking sycophants, shadow of an heir apparent, and loss of individual freedom pose significant questions about identity, commitment and faith in a hostile society. The story is narrated in easy flowing prose blending political satire with philosophical and spiritual dimensions.

Teaching Outdoors Creatively

By Stephen Pickering
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317245784
  • Total of Pages : 152
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 295
  • Pdf File: teaching-outdoors-creatively.pdf

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Teaching Outdoors Creatively offers guidance and a variety of exciting ideas to suit the full range of primary schools and locations. Underpinned by current research and practical experience, it investigates innovative approaches to working creatively with children beyond the classroom. While recognising the diverse needs and opportunities that primary schools have to develop the outdoors as part of their curriculum, it presents a broad range of activities, philosophies and approaches. Key themes explored include: Understanding and using local and home environments Investigating streets and buildings in your area Planning fieldwork Using rivers to inspire children Forest schools Beach schools Physical education outdoors Learning through adventure. Teaching Outdoors Creatively supports teaching and learning in a wide range of settings, from schools in rural and urban areas, to off-site outdoor education centres and residential visits. With a focus on developing effective and stimulating learning environments for children it is a must-have resource for all busy trainee and practising teachers.

Kid on the River, Revised Edition

By Dean Nichols
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1498271057
  • Total of Pages : 136
  • Category : History
  • Members : 225
  • Pdf File: kid-on-the-river-revised-edition.pdf

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Narrow escapes, hilarious predicaments, and grim disasters are all part of the rich and varied experiences of a young tugboat captain on the Columbia River during the era between the grand old sternwheelers and the multi-thousand horsepower tugboats of today. The author had captured the excitement of this episode in his life and presented it in an informal manner that will appeal to a wide audience.

Fishing the River of Time

By Tony Taylor
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  • Publisher : Greystone Books
  • Book Code : 1771000589
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 608
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Book Short Summary:

At age eighty, Tony Taylor journeys from Sydney, Australia, to British Columbia to fish the Cowichan River with his eight-year-old grandson, Ned. The trip is an opportunity for Tony to return to a landscape that has had a profound effect on his life and his way of thinking, and to share this place with his grandson. As Tony teaches Ned the patient art of fly-fishing, a lifetime of memories, thoughts, and stories unspool in peaceful reflections by the water's edge. Fishing the River of Time is an elegant meditation on nature, life, and family, written with warmth and wisdom. It inspires self-reflection and an appreciation of the natural world and the fundamentals of our human experience. It is destined to become a classic work of simple living in the mold of Henry David Thoreau's Walden.

Haunted by Waters

By Mark Browning
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  • Publisher : Ohio University Press
  • Book Code : 082144039X
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 435
  • Pdf File: haunted.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Four essential questions: Why does one fish? How should one properly fish? What relations are created in fishing? And what effects does fishing have on the future? Haunted by Waters is a self-examination by the author as he constructs his own narrative and tries to answer these questions for himself. But it is also a thorough examination of the answers he uncovers in the course of reading what's been written on the subject. As his own story unfolds, Mark Browning analyzes angling literature from the Bible to Norman Maclean, always bringing his inquiry back to the same source: the enigma of this sport. Haunted by Waters is an exploration of the apparent compulsion of those who fish not only to read about the sport, but to write about it as well. Mark Browning's personal account as a fly fisherman and his perspective as a critic make him uniquely qualified to navigate these waters.

Over the River

By Sharelle Byars Moranville
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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Book Code : 1250116376
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 130
  • Pdf File: over-the-river.pdf

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A young girl comes to terms with the father she thought didn't love her. "Your daddy isn't a bad man," Aunty Rose said. "He just doesn't have anything to do with us. So why do you keep asking?" It seems like everything eleven-year-old Willa Mae wants to know just isn't proper material for her curiosity. But some mysteries have a way of unraveling on their own. When her long-absent father returns after the war and sets about laying claim, Willa Mae finds her quiet country life suddenly stirred into a mix of buried secrets. Why does Grandpa despise her daddy, and what does it have to do with Mama's death? But before Willa Mae can find the answers to these questions, she is pulled away from her rural Illinois home to begin a new life with her father across the river in Oklahoma. As pleased as Willa Mae is to finally have her daddy back, she misses her home and wants desperately to return. Will she be forced to choose one side of the family over the other? In this beautifully written novel set in the late 1940s, Sharelle Byars Moranville explores a critical time in a young girl's life, as Willa Mae comes to accept her parents, her sense of home, and especially what it means to be loved.

The River Motor Boat Boys on the Mississippi on the Trail to the Gulf

By Harry Gordon
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 146551838X
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Boats and boating
  • Members : 955
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Read and download full book The River Motor Boat Boys on the Mississippi on the Trail to the Gulf

The Interpretation of The Meaning of The Holy Quran Volume 48 - Surah Al-Qasas verse 1 to 45

By Nasoha Bin Saabin
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I have written many books and articles on various topics but since 2013, I have devoted myself fully in writing the interpretation of the Holy Quran in English and with the grace of Allah, I have completed the whole Quran on 29th October 2020 with 84 books. I believe there is a great need in the whole world for the correct interpretation of the Holy Quran to be written in English. Currently, there is a great misunderstanding about Islam among Muslims and non-Muslims globally. The misunderstanding of the meaning of the Holy Quran among Muslims will lead to the wrong practice of Islam which leads to the wrong actions of Muslims. The wrong actions of Muslims will lead to misunderstandings about Islam among Muslims and non-Muslims. The wrong actions of the Muslims have led to many miseries and wars among Muslims. The wrong actions of Muslims have also led to many wars and clashes between Muslims and non-Muslims. In order to avoid miseries, wars and clashes from taking place between the whole mankind in the whole world, the whole mankind in the whole world need to understand the true teaching of Islam. There is no other way for the whole mankind to understand the true teaching of Islam unless the whole mankind is able to read and understand the correct interpretation of the Holy Quran. The whole mankind is only able to read and understand the correct interpretation of the Holy Quran when it is written in the universal language of the world (English). For this very reason I have written the interpretation of the Holy Quran in English. Prof. Nasoha Bin Saabin