By K. Boterbloem
Dutch Sailmaker and sailor Jan Struys' (c.1629-c.1694) account of his numerous out of the country travels turned a bestseller after its first book in Amsterdam in 1676, and was once later translated into English, French, German and Russian. This new ebook depicts the tale of its author's lifestyles in addition to the 1st singular research of the Struys textual content.
By Peter Kerr
The Kerr relatives say see you later to their orange farm in Mallorca, and market it after 3 years of exertions. The Mallorcan adventure involves an finish with a farewell fiesta for neighbours and buddies, jam-packed with comedian shenanigans yet tinged with disappointment. yet now starts the return-to-Scotland event, and what a cultural surprise is in shop. Welcomed again through family members, the Kerrs make plans to begin a deer farm on a distant hillside, the start of a interval of demanding situations and alter, of shopping for and restoring homes within the gorgeous Scottish geographical region. in the meantime, Peter explores Scotland with clean eyes, vacationing such areas because the 'Biarritz of the North' the place Robert Louis Stevenson used to vacation, and giving us an insider's view of the world-famous Edinburgh army Tattoo. there is by no means a lifeless second within the Kerr loved ones.
By Ruthellen Josselson, Dan P. McAdams, Amia Lieblich
Up shut and private: The instructing and studying of Narrative learn, the second one quantity within the sequence The Narrative learn of Lives, brings jointly a various team of narrative learn students who percentage their genuine reports of studying, educating, operating, and becoming during this intriguing box. the wide range of leading edge techniques and expansive theoretical views they give may be immensely important to people who are studying or educating qualitative methods." "In this quantity, bankruptcy authors effectively problem readers to consider narrative study in its personal context whereas additionally preserving unique, own voices that underscore the price this box areas on an individual's communique of his or her adventure. by way of revealing their struggles with qualitative research's rising and evolving approaches and their reviews operating with scholars at quite a few academic degrees, those authors subtly, yet successfully, arm lecturers with instruments that count on universal pitfalls and frustrations. whilst, the authors relate expert triumphs that illustrate potent instructing - and doing - of narrative study.
By Heather Hirschi
Books within the renowned effortless approach sequence current simple subject material in transparent language. fabric is gifted in a manner that makes those books perfect as self-teaching courses, yet effortless method titles also are most well liked through many lecturers as supplementations to lecture room textbooks. basic readers looking for details usually flip to effortless means titles for common historical past and orientation whilst beginning out in new career-related fields. All effortless approach books include either brief quizzes and longer checks with solutions to aid readers gauge their studying development. topic heads and keyword phrases are set in a moment colour for speedy and straightforward reference. This all-new name discusses, analyzes, and gives routines in prose kinds. It describes makes use of of written verbal imagery and symbolism and instructs on descriptive and dramatic writing, with pattern passages to illustrate stable kind.
By Dirk van Miert
Hadrianus Junius (1511-1575) is mostly considered as the best humanist within the Northern Netherlands among the demise of Erasmus in 1536 and the basis of Leiden college in 1575. For either literary authors philologists of the Golden Age, Junius remained the one major element of reference on Dutch soil within the moment and 3rd quarters of the 16th century. As doctor, lexicographer, historiographer, emblematist, poet, mycologist, chronologer and philologist, he used to be a prolific editor (and translator) of Latin and Greek texts. but we nonetheless comprehend little in regards to the type of scholarship this stuttering polymath pursued, and concerning the connections among his various works. The chapters during this e-book examine Junius most vital works, a few of that have by no means been studied prior to. All chapters contextualise his works in gentle of the culture of humanism so known to Junius.
By Mickey Huff, Andy Lee Roth, Project Censored, Khalil Bendib, Sarah Van Gelder
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By Sir Francis Chichester
On the age of 18 and with a flavor for experience, Francis Chichester emigrated to New Zealand with merely ten kilos in his pocket. With the impetuousness of teenybopper he attempted his hand at a myriad of jobs, and by means of the age of 26 he were a farmhand, a boxer, a shepherd, a lumberjack, a member of 3 exchange unions - the Firemen's, the Miners' and the trees staff' - a railway employee, a gold prospector, a coal miner, a door-to-door salesman, and a land agent. And it used to be merely then that his genuine adventures all started. it'd be from an opportunity enterprise enterprise that Chichester might become aware of the fervour for shuttle that may swap his existence. With a fellow risk-taker, he helped to set up an early aviation corporation and started to fly the planes - although now not inevitably with a right away expertise. yet enthusiasm and event made him a pacesetter of the sphere, and in 1929 he launched into his most famed flight: a solo company within the "Gipsy Moth" from England to Australia. He was once the second one individual ever to complete that feat. He used to be a superb sailor in addition to aviator, and he gained a trans-Atlantic race within the yacht "Gipsy Moth III", and in 1967 he used to be knighted. this is often Sir Francis Chichester's autobiography - a story of passion and experience, of intrepid endeavours on land, at the sea and within the air, and of the actual and psychological demanding situations he confronted.