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The Lost World of the Old Ones: Discoveries in the Ancient Southwest by David Roberts Pdf
An award-winning author and veteran mountain climber takes us deep into the Southwest backcountry to uncover secrets of its ancient inhabitants. In this thrilling story of intellectual and archaeological discovery, David Roberts recounts his last twenty years of far-flung exploits in search of spectacular prehistoric ruins and rock art panels known to very few modern travelers. His adventures range across Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and southwestern Colorado, and illuminate the mysteries of the Ancestral Puebloans and their contemporary neighbors the Mogollon and Fremont, as well as of the more recent Navajo and Comanche.
The Lost World of Genesis One by John H. Walton Pdf
In this astute mix of cultural critique and biblical studies, John H. Walton presents and defends twenty propositions supporting a literary and theological understanding of Genesis 1 within the context of the ancient Near Eastern world and unpacks its implications for our modern scientific understanding of origins.
AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS (The Lost World Classic) by H. P. Lovecraft Pdf
This carefully crafted ebook: "AT AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS (The Lost World Classic)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. At the Mountains of Madness is a story, which details the events of a disastrous expedition to the Antarctic continent in September 1930 and what was found there by a group of explorers led by the narrator, Dr. William Dyer of Miskatonic University. Throughout the story, Dyer details a series of previously untold events in the hope of deterring another group of explorers who wish to return to the continent. The title is derived from a line in "The Hashish Man," a short story by fantasy writer Edward Plunkett, Lord Dunsany: "And we came at last to those ivory hills that are named the Mountains of Madness..." Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937) was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. He is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre. Some of Lovecraft's work was inspired by his own nightmares. His interest started from his childhood days when his grandfather would tell him Gothic horror stories.
THE LOST WORLD - 40 Books Collection: King Solomon's Mines, A Journey to the Centre of the Earth, New Atlantis, The Man Who Would be King, The Land That Time Forgot, Lost Horizon and many more by Arthur Conan Doyle,Jules Verne,Henry Rider Haggard,Rudyard Kipling,Plato,Edgar Rice Burroughs,H. P. Lovecraft,Edward Bulwer-Lytton,James Hilton,Edgar Allan Poe,Jonathan Swift,Francis Bacon,Abraham Merritt,William Scott-Elliot,James Churchward Pdf
This carefully crafted ebook: “THE LOST WORLD - 40 Books Collection: King Solomon's Mines, A Journey to the Centre of the Earth, New Atlantis, The Man Who Would be King, The Land That Time Forgot, Lost Horizon and many more” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: The Lost World (Arthur Conan Doyle) A Journey to the Centre of the Earth (Jules Verne) The Mysterious Island The Man Who Would Be King (Rudyard Kipling) At the Mountains of Madness (H. P. Lovecraft) King Solomon's Mines (Henry Rider Haggard) She: A History of Adventure The People of the Mist When the World Shook The Yellow God The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (Edgar Allan Poe) Lost Horizon (James Hilton) The Moon Pool (Abraham Merritt) The Lost Lemuria (W. Scott-Elliot) The Lost Continent of Mu - Motherland of Man (James Churchward) Gulliver's Travels (Jonathan Swift) The Caspak Trilogy (E. Rice Burroughs) The Moon Trilogy The Pellucidar Series The Man-Eater The Cave Girl The Eternal Lover Jungle Girl The Return of Tarzan Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar The Atlantis Books: The Original Myth of Atlantis (Plato) New Atlantis (F. Bacon) Atlantis: The Antedeluvian World (I. Donnelly) The Lost Continent (C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne) The Story of Atlantis (W. Scott-Elliot) The lost world is a subgenre of the fantasy or science fiction genre that involves the discovery of a new world out of time or place. King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard is sometimes considered the first lost-world narrative. Haggard's novel shaped the form and influenced later lost-world books, including Kipling's The Man Who Would Be King, Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World, Burroughs' The Land That Time Forgot, A. Merritt's The Moon Pool, and H. P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness. James Hilton's Lost Horizon used the genre as a takeoff for popular philosophy and social comment and it introduced the name Shangri-La, a meme for the idealization of the lost world as a paradise.
An exuberant, hands-on fly-on-the-wall account that combines the thrill of canyoneering and rock climbing with the intellectual sleuthing of archaeology to explore the Anasazi. David Roberts describes the culture of the Anasazi—the name means “enemy ancestors” in Navajo—who once inhabited the Colorado Plateau and whose modern descendants are the Hopi Indians of Arizona. Archaeologists, Roberts writes, have been puzzling over the Anasazi for more than a century, trying to determine the environmental and cultural stresses that caused their society to collapse 700 years ago. He guides us through controversies in the historical record, among them the haunting question of whether the Anasazi committed acts of cannibalism. Roberts’s book is full of up-to-date thinking on the culture of the ancient people who lived in the harsh desert country of the Southwest.
The Lost World Classics - Ultimate Collection by H. G. Wells,Abraham Merritt,Arthur Conan Doyle,Jules Verne,Edward Bulwer-Lytton,George MacDonald,H. Rider Haggard,Gertrude Barrows Bennett,Lewis Grassic Gibbon,Francis Bacon,C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne Pdf
Musaicum Books presents to you this unique SF collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: H. G. Wells: The Shape of Things to Come Abraham Merritt: The Moon Pool The Metal Monster Dwellers in the Mirage The People of the Pit Arthur Conan Doyle: The Lost World Jules Verne: Journey to the Center of the Earth Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea The Mysterious Island Edward Bulwer-Lytton: The Coming Race George MacDonald: Lilith H. Rider Haggard: King Solomon's Mines She: A History of Adventure Gertrude Barrows Bennett (aka Francis Stevens): The Citadel of Fear Lewis Grassic Gibbon: Three Go Back Francis Bacon: New Atlantis C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne: The Lost Continent
The Lost World MEGAPACKTM explores strange lands and peoples lost from the rest of civilization -- strange continents, hidden valleys, microscopic worlds, and underground kingdoms are just the tip of the iceberg! With classic stories from well-known authors like Jules Verne, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Arthur Conan Doyle to more recent works by Lin Carter, Don Wilcox, Eando Binder, and many others, this is the lost world collection you've been waiting for. Even if you're a connoisseur of lost world fiction, you'll find stories here that you've never encountered before. Or if you're new to the genre, you will find this collection a treasure-trove of fantastic fiction from cover to cover! Included are: THE LOST WORLD, by Arthur Conan Doyle PEOPLE OF THE PYRAMIDS, by William P. McGivern KING SOLOMON'S MINES, by H. Rider Haggard LAND OF THE SHADOW DRAGONS, by Eando Binder JOURNEY TO THE UNDERGROUND WORLD, by Lin Carter THE MOON POOL, by A. Merritt THE METAL MONSTER, by A. Merritt A JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH, by Jules Verne THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING, by Rudyard Kipling THE DEVIL-TREE OF EL DORADO, by Frank Aubrey TERROR ISLAND, by Alex Shell Briscoe AT THE EARTH'S CORE, by Edgar Rice Burroughs PELLUCIDAR, by Edgar Rice Burroughs THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT, by Edgar Rice Burroughs THE PEOPLE THAT TIME FORGOT, by Edgar Rice Burroughs OUT OF TIME'S ABYSS, by Edgar Rice Burroughs UNDER THE ANDES, by Rex Stout THE MAN WHO MEASURED THE WIND, by Harold Lamb DWELLERS OF THE DEEP, by Don Wilcox VRIL, THE POWER OF THE COMING RACE, by Edward Bulwer, Lord Lytton SYMZONIA: VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY, by Adam Seaborn A STRANGE MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN A COPPER CYLINDER, by James De Mille If you enjoy this book, search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see the 150+ entries in the MEGAPACKTM ebook series, covering science fiction, fantasy, horror, mysteries, westerns, classics, adventure stories, and much, much more! The MEGAPACKTM ebook series name is a trademark of Wildside Press, LLC.
The Lost World Novels: Dwellers in the Mirage & The Moon Pool by Abraham Merritt Pdf
"The Moon Pool" deals with an advanced race which has developed within the Earth's core. Eventually their most intelligent members create an offspring. This created entity encompasses both great good and great evil, but it slowly turns away from its creators and towards evil. The entity is called either the Dweller or the Shining One. "Dwellers in the Mirage" Leif Langdon is an American explorer who discovers a warm valley in Alaska. Two races inhabit the valley, the Little People and a branch of an ancient Mongolian race; they worship the evil Kraken named Khalk'ru which they summon from another dimension to offer human sacrifice. The inhabitants recognize Langdon as the reincarnation of their long dead hero, Dwayanu. Dwayanu's spirit possesses Langdon and he starts a war with the Little People. Civilization
It was about 13,000 years ago that the First Americans, people who came from Asia, worked their way past the melting glaciers of the last Ice Age and began spreading across North, Central, and South America - lands previously unscarred by humans and teeming with mammoths, giant bison, saber-toothed tigers, and beavers the size of a cow. But it's only recently that scientists have pieced together the elusive, compelling saga of that epic migration. And the more we learn about them, the more we must marvel at the courage, adaptability, enterprise, and enduring resilience of the First Americans. Most of us know little about the early Americans and the wonders they achieved. Some of them learned to hunt forty-ton whales from dugout canoes; others built a vast system of canals that irrigated crops on tens of thousands of acres. Fully a thousand years before the pyramids at Giza went up, people on the Mississippi River were constructing even larger pyramidal earthworks, and later, a thousand miles to the north, others built a city that would remain the largest in North America until after the Revolutionary War. In the cradle of civilization that evolved in Central America, the Olmecs, Mayans, and Aztecs built complex cultures and dazzling cities whose monumental structures and works of art still have the power to awe and inspire. This book describes the peopling of North and Central America and examine their amazing societies - the farmers and cliff-dwellers of the Southwest United States, the mound-builders of the Midwest, the Northwest Coast whale-hunters with their potlatches and totem poles, and the mighty, gods-driven cultures of Mesoamerica. It is a saga as breathtaking as it is surprising.
The Lost World of Byzantium by Jonathan Harris Pdf
The acclaimed author of Byzantium and the Crusades “offers a fresh take on this fabled but hidden civilization” across 11 centuries of history (Colin Wells, author of Sailing from Byzantium). For more than a millennium, the Byzantine Empire presided over the juncture between East and West, as well as the transition from the classical to the modern world. Rather than recounting the standard chronology of emperors and battles, leading Byzantium scholar Jonathan Harris focuses each chapter of this engaging history on a succession of archetypal figures, families, places, and events. Harris’s introduction presents a civilization rich in contrasts, combining orthodox Christianity with paganism, and classical Greek learning with Roman power. Though frequently assailed by numerous armies, Byzantium survived by dint of its unorthodox foreign policy. Over time, its sumptuous art and architecture flourished, helping to establish a deep sense of Byzantine identity in its people. Synthesizing a wealth of sources to cover all major aspects of the empire’s social, political, military, religious, cultural, and artistic history, Harris’s study illuminates the heart of Byzantine civilization and explores its remarkable and lasting influence on the modern world.
The Lost World of Socialists at Europe’s Margins by Maria Todorova Pdf
Maria Todorova's book is devoted to the 'golden age' of the socialist idea, broadly surveying the period in and around the time of the Second International. It critically examines the promise for an alternative socialist utopia from 1870 to the 1920s. Todorova brings in the experience of the periphery in a comparative context in the belief that the margins can often elucidate better the character of a phenomenon, and de-provincialize it from essentialist notions. In doing so, The Lost World of Socialists at Europe's Margins moves beyond the traditional historiographical emphasis on ideology by looking at different intersections or entanglements of spaces, generations, genders, ideas and feelings, and different flows of historical time. The study provides a social and cultural history of early socialism in Eastern Europe with an emphasis on Bulgaria, arguably the country with the earliest and strongest socialist movement in Southeast Europe, and one that had a unique relationship to both German and Russian social democracy. Based on a rich prosopographical database of around 3500 biographies of people born in the 19th century, the book addresses the interplay of several generations of leftists, looking at the specifics of how ideas were generated, received, transferred and transformed. Finally, the work investigates the intersection between subjectivity and memory as reflected in a unique cache of archival materials containing over 4000 documentary sources including diaries, oral interviews, and unpublished memoirs. A microhistorical approach to this material allows the reconstruction of 'structures of feeling' that inspired an exceptional group of individuals.
"A winning blend of archaeology and intrigue, Graham's series turns our national parks into places of equal parts beauty, mystery, and danger." —EMILY LITTLEJOHN, author of Lost Lake A famed sandstone arch in Utah’s Arches National Park collapses and takes a woman atop it to her death, ensnaring archaeologist Chuck Bender and his family in lethal questions of environmental monkeywrenching and political intrigue. As more deaths follow, Chuck and his wife Janelle race to uncover the killer even as they become murder targets themselves. SCOTT GRAHAM is the author of the acclaimed National Park Mystery series, featuring archaeologist Chuck Bender and Chuck's spouse, Janelle Ortega. In addition to the National Park Mystery series, Scott is the author of five nonfiction books, including Extreme Kids, winner of the National Outdoor Book Award. Scott is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys backpacking, river rafting, skiing, and mountaineering. He has made a living as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, radio disk jockey, and coal–shoveling fireman on the steam–powered Durango–Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. He lives with his spouse, who is an emergency physician, in Durango, Colorado.
Exploring Utah's Bears Ears and Cedar Mesa by Andrew Weber Pdf
Explore Bears Ears and Cedar Mesa is a comprehensive guide to 25 of the best destinations within one of America’s newest national monuments. Whether you’re a hiker or backpacker looking for the route that makes the most of the land’s natural beauty, or a day-tripper in search of the best views to photograph, this guide will take you there with comprehensive descriptions, maps, and directions. Inside you’ll find: 16 hikes 2 backpacks 10 landmarks 4 scenic drives With the help of the Friends of Cedar Mesa, this guide aims to educate and lead visitors to experience some of the magic of Bears Ears with respect for its history and the fragile environment. Enjoy the awe-inspiring and delicate beauty of one of the most unique areas in the American Southwest while learning about its geology, history, and stunning natural monuments.
The Lost World of the Old Ones by David Roberts Pdf
An award-winning author and veteran mountain climber takes us deep into the Southwest backcountry to uncover secrets of its ancient inhabitants. For more than 5,000 years the Ancestral Puebloans—Native Americans who flourished long before the first contact with Europeans—occupied the Four Corners region of the southwestern United States. Just before AD 1300, they abandoned their homeland in a migration that remains one of prehistory's greatest puzzles. Northern and southern neighbors of the Ancestral Puebloans, the Fremont and Mogollon likewise flourished for millennia before migrating or disappearing. Fortunately, the Old Ones, as some of their present-day descendants call them, left behind awe-inspiring ruins, dazzling rock art, and sophisticated artifacts ranging from painted pots to woven baskets. Some of their sites and relics had been seen by no one during the 700 years before David Roberts and his companions rediscovered them. In The Lost World of the Old Ones, Roberts continues the hunt for answers begun in his classic book, In Search of the Old Ones. His new findings paint a different, fuller portrait of these enigmatic ancients—thanks to the breakthroughs of recent archaeologists. Roberts also recounts his last twenty years of far-flung exploits in the backcountry with the verve of a seasoned travel writer. His adventures range across Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and southwestern Colorado, illuminating the mysteries of the Old Ones as well as of the more recent Navajo and Comanche. Roberts calls on his climbing and exploratory expertise to reach remote sanctuaries of the ancients hidden within nearly vertical cliffs, many of which are unknown to archaeologists and park rangers. This ongoing quest combines the shock of new discovery with a deeply felt connection to the landscape, and it will change the way readers experience, and imagine, the American Southwest.