Fishing The River Of Time

Author: Tony Taylor
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 1921921412
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Shortlisted, Age Book of the Year Awards, 2012 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 after Henry David Thoreau's Walden. At age eighty, Tony Taylor journeys from Sydney to British Columbia to fish the Cowichan River with his eight-year-old grandson, Ned. This 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. Tony Taylor was born in 1928. He studied paleontology and petrology in London, while also working as a scientific officer at the Natural History Museum. He taught at universities in the UK and Australia before helping to set up environmental policy in British Columbia. Tony lives in Sydney. Fishing the River of Time is his first book. 'This beautifully written book is full of warmth and wisdom and is about so much more than fishing. It is a meditation on the unspoken things that endure beyond lifetimes.' Sunday Mail Brisbane 'Where Taylor comes into his own is in his elegant unreeling of an incredible breadth of knowledge; he has an easy understanding of the world, from a 15th century fishing abbess to the geological composition of Alaska's Coast Range Batholith. It's as if he's taken the long way round through life and, now having arrived at his destination, he's taken up residency on the porch rocking chair and is happy to share his experiences of a world which he truly respects and truly understands.' Sunday Star Times 'Taylor reels you in not by dint of great rhetorical skill but because of his romantic conviction that nature is the best teacher (rather than the university-bred sort, of which he, nevertheless, is one). More scientist and practical man than author, he knows he is swimming upstream in this literary milieu but writes with a piscine single-mindedness and an energy derived from his passion for the natural world...Taylor's book has a powerful claim on our attention as a new work in the nature writing genre...In his focus on the richness of the British Columbian wilderness, Taylor probes the mind of the place, how it lives and breathes as an immense and complex organism...Cast your line into Taylor's tale and hook something precious.' Weekend Australian 'There is much wisdom in these pages...There is little not to like about this book and I foretell it will become something of a classic...' Canberra Times 'This is the modest memoir of a remarkable man...Taylor's elegant, reflective style flows easily between past and present. His vocabulary is a simple blend of the formal and informal, and his paragraphs are phrased with a fine attention to rhythm. The memoir is nicely shaped, meandering to a high point two-thirds of the way through when Ned arrives, and then moving to a soft inspirational ending...[Tony and Ned's] time by the river is not so much about fishing, as about searching nature for answers. This is an inspiring first book by a gentle and generous writer.' Australian Book Review

Cottonwood And The River Of Time

Author: Reinhard F. Stettler
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295800194
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Cottonwood and the River of Time looks at some of the approaches scientists have used to unravel the puzzles of the natural world. With a lifetime of work in forestry and genetics to guide him, Reinhard Stettler celebrates both what has been learned and what still remains a mystery as he examines not only cottonwoods but also trees more generally, their evolution, and their relationship to society. Cottonwoods flourish on the verge, near streams and rivers. Their life cycle is closely attuned to the river's natural dynamics. An ever-changing floodplain keeps generating new opportunities for these pioneers to settle and prepare the ground for new species. Perpetual change is the story of cottonwoods -- but in a broader sense, the story of all trees and all kinds of life. Through the long parade of generation after generation, as rivers meander and glaciers advance and retreat, trees have adapted and persisted, some for thousands of years. How do they do this? And more urgently, what lessons can we learn from the study of trees to preserve and manage our forests for an uncertain future? In his search for answers, Stettler moves from the floodplain of a West Cascade river, where seedlings compete for a foothold, to mountain slopes, where aspens reveal their genetic differences in colorful displays; from the workshops of Renaissance artists who painted their masterpieces on poplar to labs where geneticists have recently succeeded in sequencing a cottonwood's genome; from the intensively cultivated tree plantations along the Columbia to old-growth forests challenged by global warming. Natural selection and adaptation, the comparable advantages and disadvantages of sexual versus asexual reproduction, the history of plant domestication, and the purposes, risks, and potential benefits of genetic engineering are a few of the many chapters in this story. By offering lessons in how nature works, as well as how science can help us understand it, Cottonwood and the River of Time illuminates connections between the physical, biological, and social worlds.

River Of Time

Author: Robert W. Barker
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475937555
Size: 24.45 MB
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The poems in this book are selection of Tanka poetry, written by the author in a period of a little over one year. The book is divided into six seasons, The First Late Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Early Winter, and The Second Late Winter. During this period of fourteeen months the ebb and flow of the river of his life carried him through many changes and challenges. The early poems address a period of contemplation and preparing for change, as Going Home: Relaxing my graps, I let the small bird fly free; And I watch, afraid. Frantic wings carry her home; Without wings, I am still, lost. The final poem address a personal text of love, as in Love's Touch: Speaking with silence, Soft fatigue has settled here. Quietly, we wait. Leaving our thoughts unuttered. Holding, touching, one more time.

River Of Time

Author: Sharon Ricklin
Publisher: Shara Basha Publishing
ISBN: 1492972150
Size: 67.45 MB
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If you could go back in time and change things...would you? Author, David Russell once said, "The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridge to cross and which to burn." But my dilemma was learning from which bridge to jump. No one with half a brain would ever believe that jumping off a bridge could in any way, shape, or form, turn out to be a good idea. And I certainly would never encourage anyone else to take a potentially fatal plunge into a deep and rushing river. However, I am thoroughly convinced that taking that leap myself - might just turn out to be the best decision of my life. Timing...timing is everything. The impact jolts me like an iron fist. The water is arctic-cold. All of my muscles clench. I am pulled down - hard and fast and deep. Trapped in the tentacles of the swift current, the dark water becomes my mortal enemy. Now fighting for my life, I'm sure I'm going to drown... Just before the darkness takes over, I wonder... Did it work?

River Of Time

Author: Melissa Hamm
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1450093833
Size: 28.71 MB
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This is a story about a young woman who is a game warden in the rural hills of western Massachusetts, where generations of her family have lived before her. She finds herself, through a freak accident, transported back in time a hundred years to the same area. She is found, injured, by the local doctor, with whom a friendship quickly develops. She realizes that it will be impossible for her to continue in the profession of wildlife law enforcement and must now learn to live in a different time, where there are different rules pertaining to women. As she struggles to adjust to a life where all that she loved and knew has been lost to her, she is fascinated by the people around her and the lives that they are living. She wrestles with the difficult choice of whether or not to reveal what she knows about future events, particularly after meeting her own great-grandparents. As the days go by, she develops friendships and starts to put down her own roots, learning to accept what has been lost to her and embracing her new life, until the day comes when she is faced with the choice of staying or leaving forever.

River Of Time

Author: Jon Swain
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407072803
Size: 23.96 MB
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Between 1970 and 1975 Jon Swain, the English journalist portrayed in David Puttnam's film, The Killing Fields, lived in the lands of the Mekong river. This is his account of those years, and the way in which the tumultuous events affected his perceptions of life and death as Europe never could. He also describes the beauty of the Mekong landscape - the villages along its banks, surrounded by mangoes, bananas and coconuts, and the exquisite women, the odours of opium, and the region's other face - that of violence and corruption.

The River Of Time

Author: Igor D. Novikov
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521008488
Size: 21.73 MB
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An overview of the history of the study of time and presentation of the modern state of physical research.

Waterfall The River Of Time Series Book 1

Author: Lisa T. Bergren
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1493420682
Size: 75.68 MB
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Gabriella has never spent a summer in Italy like this one. Remaining means giving up all she's known and loved . . . and leaving means forfeiting what she's come to know--and love itself. Most American teenagers want a vacation in Italy, but the Bentarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives with their parents, famed Etruscan scholars, among the romantic hills. In Book One of the River of Time series, Gabi and Lia are stuck among the rubble of medieval castles in rural Tuscany on yet another hot, boring, and dusty archeological site . . . until Gabi places her hand atop a handprint in an ancient tomb and finds herself in fourteenth-century Italy. And worse yet, in the middle of a fierce battle between knights of two opposing forces. And thus she comes to be rescued by the knight-prince Marcello Falassi, who takes her back to his father's castle--a castle Gabi has seen in ruins in another life. Suddenly Gabi's summer in Italy is much, much more interesting. But what do you do when your knight in shining armor lives, literally, in a different world?

I Curse The River Of Time

Author: Per Petterson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407091719
Size: 45.41 MB
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It is 1989 and all over Europe Communism is crumbling. Arvid Jansen is in the throes of a divorce. At the same time, his mother is diagnosed with cancer. Over a few intense autumn days, we follow Arvid as he struggles to find a new footing in his life, while everything around him is changing at staggering speed. As he attempts to negotiate the present, he remembers holidays on the beach with his brothers, his early working life devoted to Communist ideals, courtship, and his relationship with his tough, independent mother - a relationship full of distance and unspoken pain that is central to Arvid's life.

The River Of Time Series Set

Author: Lisa T. Bergren
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 1434708098
Size: 77.44 MB
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Love calls across the centuries in the River of Time Series. WATERFALL: Gabi and Lia are stuck among the rubble of medieval castles in rural Tuscany on yet another hot, boring, and dusty archeological site … until Gabi places her hand atop a handprint in an ancient tomb and finds herself in fourteenth-century Italy. CASCADE: When Gabi and Lia find themselves back in the fourteenth century—and in the middle of major battles alongside romantic knights in shining armor—they have no idea if they can get back. Or if they even want to. TORRENT: When Gabi and Lia finally learn to surf the river of time, they realize they must make hard choices about life and love in Torrent, the third and final book in the River of Time series.