Bodmin Moor 1 : 25 000 (OS Explorer Active Map)Einbandart: LandkarteISBN-13: 9780319469903Verlag: Ordnance SurveyAuthor: Ordnance SurveyVeröffentlichungsdatum: 2015Sprache: Englisch
**PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST** **NOMINATED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE** **WINNER OF THE AMERICAN BOOK AWARD** A New York Times Notable Book A Wall Street Journal Top 10 Book of the Year An NPR Great Read of 2014 A Kirkus Best Fiction Book of the Year In these pages, Laila Lalami brings us the imagined memoirs of the first black explorer of America: Mustafa al-Zamori, called Estebanico. The slave of a Spanish conquistador, Estebanico sails for the Americas with his master, Dorantes, as part of a danger-laden expedition to Florida. Within a year, Estebanico is one of only four crew members to survive. As he journeys across America with his Spanish companions, the Old World roles of slave and master fall away, and Estebanico remakes himself as an equal, a healer, and a remarkable storyteller. His tale illuminates the ways in which our narratives can transmigrate into history-and how storytelling can offer a chance at redemption and survival.
A New York Times Notable Book. In this stunning work of historical fiction, Laila Lalami brings us the imagined memoirs of the first black explorer of America--a Moroccan slave whose testimony was left out of the official record. In 1527 the conquistador Pnfilo de Narvez sailed from the port of Sanlcar de Barrameda with a crew of 600 men and nearly a hundred horses. His goal was to claim what is now the Gulf Coast of the United States for the Spanish crown and, in the process, become as wealthy and famous as Hernn Corts. But from the moment the Narvez expedition landed in Florida, it faced peril--navigational errors, disease, starvation, as well as resistance from indigenous tribes. Within a year there were only four survivors: the expedition´s treasurer, lvar Nez Cabeza de Vaca; a Spanish nobleman named Alonso del Castillo Maldonado; a young explorer named Andrs Dorantes de Carranza; and Dorantes´ Moroccan slave, Mustafa al-Zamori, whom the three Spaniards called Estebanico. These four survivors would go on to make a journey across America that would transform them from proud conquistadores to humble servants, from fearful outcasts to faith healers. The Moor´s Account brilliantly captures Estebanico´s voice and vision, giving us an alternate narrative for this famed expedition. As the dramatic chronicle unfolds, we come to understand that, contrary to popular belief, black men played a significant part in New World exploration, and Native American men and women were not merely silent witnesses to it. In Laila Lalami´s deft hands, Estebanico´s memoir illuminates the ways in which stories can transmigrate into history, even as storytelling can offer a chance for redemption and survival. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Shah. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021944/bk_adbl_021944_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you have a job - or a vocation? A career, or a calling to a special destiny? In this thought-provoking program, Thomas Moore shares his vision of what we can do to restore fullness and depth to this dispirited dimension of our lives. Moore uncovers the sacred roots of work life, and shows how, even in this age of technology, it remains a direct path to discovering who we really are. Thomas Moore on Meaningful Work explores: the task of finding a true calling; explains why we must allow ourselves to fail; describes how Victorian craftsman William Morris defied ´´burnout´´; suggests ways to make work a more spiritual activity; and provides exercises to resolve money issues and career crises. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000654/sp_true_000654_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Acclaimed author Judith St. George shares the joy of discovery in this delightful book about the ups and downs of exploring. So you want to be an explorer? Explorers need courage, like Alexander the Great, who conquered most of the known world. But for budding explorers out there, the rewards can be great. Neil Armstrong earned lasting fame when he became the first person to set foot on the moon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christina Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/009372/bk_reco_009372_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Through the telling of events from his own life, Wes Moore (author of the best-selling adult title The Other Wes Moore) explores the issues that separate success and failure. He also counterpoints his story with another man, someone who shared the same name, was almost the same age, grew up fatherless in a similar Baltimore neighborhood, but is serving a life sentence for murder. Compelled to write to the other Wes, the author was surprised to receive a reply. And so began a friendship, as letters turned into visits and the two men got to know one another. This compelling story about the challenges of growing up and the responsibility for the choices we make, is sure to inspire. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wes Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/001613/bk_lili_001613_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Writing, according to Thomas Moore, is sacred practice. Though we often don´t think of it in these terms, everything we write - whether a love letter or a shopping list - connects us to the classic tradition of logos, or word. Once a revered practice, guarded by monks in the sanctity of the scriptorium, writing continues to offer us all direct passage to the soul´s innermost corridors. In this recording Moore - the best selling author of Care of the Soul - provides us with a new look at the writer´s art as he discusses the historical, philosophical, and spiritual roots of writing, provides insights on journal writing, letter writing, and the writer´s life, and explores reading and writing as contemplative disciplines. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000004/sp_true_000004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.