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Extreme Living

Author : Jack Lamb
ISBN : 1520942826
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A Extreme Living is the fourth book in The Art and Artifacts of Adventure series, including the following volumes:Time Travelers into a Forgotten Land (Book One)The Lost Aztec Mines (Book Two)A Mythic Mayan Meander (Book Three)Extreme Living (Book Four)The four books in The Art and Artifacts of Adventure series, containing over 600 color photographs in all, relate adventures experienced when we set forth on an archaeological expedition to explore obsidian mines concealed since the Aztec abandoned them on the upper reaches of an 18,500-foot volcano in the eastern Mexican highlands. Since the books in this series narrate the account of a real-life adventure, they are set in the form and genre of an adventure novel. And while the author admits to enhancing the narrative for dramatic effect, the escapades and adventures we experienced and survived did in fact happen as described therein.Led by Terry Stocker, an archaeologist adept at getting us into one bizarre predicament after another, we traveled twelve thousand miles across Mesoamerica as well as through history, examining the wonders of the ancient world while traversing a modern world rife with war, poverty and genocide. Although our objective was to explore the lost Aztec mines Stocker discovered a decade earlier; our journey provided us the opportunity to investigate the artifacts left behind by the civilizations that rose to prominence and fell to ruin during the millennia prior to Columbus' arrival in the New World. Along the way, we interacted with the descendants of these same great civilizations; people struggling to exist and survive in a world not of their own making or choosing, imposed on them by the Spanish conquistadores and their progeny. Our archaeological objectives gave our expedition direction and focus, and kept us moving from one place to another across a wide range of topographies including snowcapped mountains, volcanoes, coastal swamps and primordial rainforests. That said; archaeology is just the framework supporting the real story within these pages about the incredible adventures we shared as we traveled in Mexico and Central America. For from the beginning, we were pulled into a chain of bizarre escapades ranging from the anecdotal to the audacious forcing us to act and react creatively to unfamiliar situations and circumstance, sometimes in order to extricate ourselves from dangers and difficulties, and other times simply to survive. This is the actual focus of the series; as my friends and I learn the Art of Adventure through unanticipated happenstance; and came to terms with how the Artifacts of our adventures affected us. Imagine what it must be like to experience people and places, and situations and settings where a challenging adventure confronts you each day. The upwelling rush is intense to be sure; and the enduring sensations can often be extreme. Now add persistent peril and the intensity multiplies exponentially. This is extreme living at its best; and precisely how we short-lived humans can cram more than one lifetime into the brief lifespans we live.So the underlying theme of The Art and Artifacts of Adventure series is learning to experience adventure until adventuring becomes elevated to a high art form, where one might squeeze out every last drop of existentiality from events occurring in our lives. But experiencing an adventure is not just a thrilling rollercoaster of a joyride without ramifications or a price to pay. For an adventure, just like a human life, births repercussions consequential to the actions we take as we live and endure; artifacts if you will created and left behind as surely as the remnants and ruins of the civilizations of Mesoamerican antiquity.

Time Travelers Into A Forgotten Land

Author : Jack Lamb
ISBN : 1520919506
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Time Travelers into a Forgotten Land is the first book in The Art and Artifacts of Adventure series, including the following volumes:Time Travelers into a Forgotten Land (Book One)The Lost Aztec Mines (Book Two)A Mythic Mayan Meander (Book Three)Extreme Living (Book Four)The four books in The Art and Artifacts of Adventure series, containing over 600 color photographs in all, relate adventures experienced when we set forth on an archaeological expedition to explore obsidian mines concealed since the Aztec abandoned them on the upper reaches of an 18,500-foot volcano in the eastern Mexican highlands. Since the books in this series narrate the account of a real-life adventure, they are set in the form and genre of an adventure novel. And while the author admits to enhancing the narrative for dramatic effect, the escapades and adventures we experienced and survived did in fact happen as described therein.Led by Terry Stocker, an archaeologist adept at getting us into one bizarre predicament after another, we traveled twelve thousand miles across Mesoamerica as well as through history, examining the wonders of the ancient world while traversing a modern world rife with war, poverty and genocide. Although our objective was to explore the lost Aztec mines Stocker discovered a decade earlier; our journey provided us the opportunity to investigate the artifacts left behind by the civilizations that rose to prominence and fell to ruin during the millennia prior to Columbus' arrival in the New World. Along the way, we interacted with the descendants of these same great civilizations; people struggling to exist and survive in a world not of their own making or choosing, imposed on them by the Spanish conquistadores and their progeny. Our archaeological objectives gave our expedition direction and focus, and kept us moving from one place to another across a wide range of topographies including snowcapped mountains, volcanoes, coastal swamps and primordial rainforests. That said; archaeology is just the framework supporting the real story within these pages about the incredible adventures we shared as we traveled in Mexico and Central America. For from the beginning, we were pulled into a chain of bizarre escapades ranging from the anecdotal to the audacious forcing us to act and react creatively to unfamiliar situations and circumstance, sometimes in order to extricate ourselves from dangers and difficulties, and other times simply to survive. This is the actual focus of the series; as my friends and I learn the Art of Adventure through unanticipated happenstance; and came to terms with how the Artifacts of our adventures affected us. Imagine what it must be like to experience people and places, and situations and settings where a challenging adventure confronts you each day. The upwelling rush is intense to be sure; and the enduring sensations can often be extreme. Now add persistent peril and the intensity multiplies exponentially. This is extreme living at its best; and precisely how we short-lived humans can cram more than one lifetime into the brief lifespans we live.So the underlying theme of The Art and Artifacts of Adventure series is learning to experience adventure until adventuring becomes elevated to a high art form, where one might squeeze out every last drop of existentiality from events occurring in our lives. But experiencing an adventure is not just a thrilling rollercoaster of a joyride without ramifications or a price to pay. For an adventure, just like a human life, births repercussions consequential to the actions we take as we live and endure; artifacts if you will created and left behind as surely as the remnants and ruins of the civilizations of Mesoamerican antiquity.

Adventure Mystery And Romance

Author : John G. Cawelti
ISBN : 9780226148700
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In this first general theory for the analysis of popular literary formulas, John G. Cawelti reveals the artistry that underlies the best in formulaic literature. Cawelti discusses such seemingly diverse works as Mario Puzo's The Godfather, Dorothy Sayers's The Nine Tailors, and Owen Wister's The Virginian in the light of his hypotheses about the cultural function of formula literature. He describes the most important artistic characteristics of popular formula stories and the differences between this literature and that commonly labeled "high" or "serious" literature. He also defines the archetypal patterns of adventure, mystery, romance, melodrama, and fantasy, and offers a tentative account of their basis in human psychology.

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Retailing The Environments For Retailing

Author : A. M. Findlay
ISBN : 0415087201
Genre : Retail trade
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The Antitheatrical Prejudice

Author : Jonas A. Barish
ISBN : 0520052161
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Outdoors In The Southwest

Author : Andrew Gulliford
ISBN : 9780806145549
Genre : HISTORY
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More college students than ever are majoring in Outdoor Recreation, Outdoor Education, or Adventure Education, but fewer and fewer Americans spend any time in thoughtful, respectful engagement with wilderness. While many young people may think of adrenaline-laced extreme sports as prime outdoor activities, with Outdoors in the Southwest, Andrew Gulliford seeks to promote appreciation for and discussion of the wild landscapes where those sports are played. Advocating an outdoor ethic based on curiosity, cooperation, humility, and ecological literacy, this essay collection features selections by renowned southwestern writers including Terry Tempest Williams, Edward Abbey, Craig Childs, and Barbara Kingsolver, as well as scholars, experienced guides, and river rats. Essays explain the necessity of nature in the digital age, recount rafting adventures, and reflect on the psychological effects of expeditions. True-life cautionary tales tell of encounters with nearly disastrous flash floods, 900-foot falls, and lightning strikes. The final chapter describes the work of Great Old Broads for Wilderness, the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative, and other exemplars of “wilderness tithing”—giving back to public lands through volunteering, stewardship, and eco-advocacy. Addressing the evolution of public land policy, the meaning of wilderness, and the importance of environmental protection, this collection serves as an intellectual guidebook not just for students but for travelers and anyone curious about the changing landscape of the West.

Hiking Grand Canyon National Park

Author : Ron Adkison
ISBN : 9780762774982
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Fully revised and updated, Hiking Grand Canyon National Park provides first-hand descriptions and detailed maps for all of the park's developed trails as well as tips on safety, hiking with children, access, and services. Includes fifteen hikes in the South Rim and thirteen hikes in the North Rim.

Adventures In Time And Place

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ISBN : 0021465606
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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In And Out Of Hollywood

Author : Charles Higham
ISBN : 9780299233433
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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As a best-selling biographer of numerous Hollywood greats—Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Howard Hughes, and Cary Grant among them—Charles Higham has been privy to the public and private joys, tragedies, scandals, and desires of many of the darlings of Hollywood’s red carpet. In and Out of Hollywood is Higham’s own life story, replete with a vibrant cast that includes stars from Marlene Dietrich to Clint Eastwood to Leonardo DiCaprio. Born into a life of privilege in 1930s England, Higham endured a difficult childhood. To escape a tortured family situation, Higham married early despite his awakening homosexuality and fled to Australia with his wife to begin a new life as a poet, journalist, and editor. By the 1960s he had settled in Hollywood. It was here that he struck gold by finding and writing about the reels of Orson Welles’s legendary unfinished Latin American epic film It’s All True, long thought lost in a Paramount vault. This momentous find rocketed Higham to the A-list. He soon became a New York Times feature writer and sought-after biographer lauded for his pioneering style. In and Out of Hollywood contains Higham’s personal reflections on the stars he has known over the past forty years. From his insider perch he reveals Hollywood’s inner life: how Bette Davis influenced the death of her second husband; how Walt Disney’s dark vision devolved into bright animated features he astonishingly despised; how leading actors clandestinely participated in gay activities. Higham’s memoir also charts his work as a political commentator, historian, poet, and playwright; describes the dangers and excitements of gay life before AIDS; and recounts his eventual discovery of a lasting relationship. In and Out of Hollywood is a lively tour through several decades of changing times and personalities behind the scenes of the American film world.

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