Readers of Written in Water, Written in Stone — which includes Stafford's "The End of a Golden String" plus interviews or excerpts from interviews with Levine, Kinnell, Bly, Wright, and Robert Creeley — may decide for themselves.
Author: Martin Lammon
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Celebrates the twentieth anniversary of this important and influential book series
It was written in stone, the antlers emerged from the head of man, a false prophet, or the true one, in a time without truth. Paul touched the rock. He wanted to feel on his finger a language that was made of something other than words.
Author: Peter Unwin
Publisher: Cormorant Books
Paul Prescot’s desire to catalogue and comprehend the aboriginal rock paintings of the Canadian Shield is told through the eyes of the woman he loves, and who, for her own reasons, accompanies him on his travels to the deep north. Her journeys with her husband, and then alone, returning to the north shore of Lake Superior to commend his ashes to the water, draw her deeper into a history that, while foreign to them both, seems to offer a meaningful alternative to a world that has gone wrong. Peter Unwin turns his unique talents to a story that lies at the heart of this country and to the crucial issue of our times. Written in Stone maps the exhilarating and ultimately tragic consequences of one man’s commitment to the land of his birth, a land whose deep and unwritten past is outside the reach of his understanding. Written in Stone goes beyond the surface acknowledgments of settler impacts, and exists on the border of two solitudes, where the known and unknown cannot be separated, where mythology and reality are one, and where an old and inaccessible knowledge holds the means to a possible reconciliation.
But the common ancestor of all these sources was first spoken in StoneAge times, on the steppes of central Asiaup to8,000 years ago. It flourished and evolved for around 4,000 years, even though it was never written down, ...
Author: Christopher Stevens
Publisher: Random House
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Half the world’s population speaks a language that has evolved from a single, prehistoric mother tongue. A mother tongue first spoken in Stone Age times, on the steppes of central Eurasia 6,500 years ago. It was so effective that it flourished for two thousand years. It was a language that spread from the shores of the Black Sea across almost all of Europe and much of Asia. It is the genetic basis of everything we speak and write today – the DNA of language. WRITTEN IN STONE combines detective work, mythology, ancient history, archaeology, the roots of society, technology and warfare, and the sheer fascination of words to explore that original mother tongue, sketching the connections woven throughout the immense vocabulary of English – with some surprising results. In snappy, lively and often very funny chapters, it uncovers the most influential and important words used by our Neolithic ancestors, and shows how they are still in constant use today – the building blocks of all our most common words and phrases.
Words rushed out of my pencil, the name of this place, the time of year, the position of the carved stones. Then I sketched each carving and wrote the names of Bear and Whale. On the Bear page, I wrote Mama's song and the steps of her ...
Author: Rosanne Parry
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Rosanne Parry author of Heart of a Shepherd, shines a light on Native American tribes of the Pacific Northwest in the 1920s, a time of critical cultural upheaval. Pearl has always dreamed of hunting whales, just like her father. Of taking to the sea in their eight-man canoe, standing at the prow with a harpoon, and waiting for a whale to lift its barnacle-speckled head as it offers its life for the life of the tribe. But now that can never be. Pearl's father was lost on the last hunt, and the whales hide from the great steam-powered ships carrying harpoon cannons, which harvest not one but dozens of whales from the ocean. With the whales gone, Pearl's people, the Makah, struggle to survive as Pearl searches for ways to preserve their stories and skills.
There, we find in the 2nd course up from the floor, 22 stones—if we do not count the huge stone over the entrance, ... The same could be said—and in fact was said in Volume 1 of Books Written in Stone—about the stone over the entrance ...
Author: J. Marc. Merrill
Like the Great Pyramid, mysteries surround the other pyramids as well as other features found at the Giza plateau in Egypt. For example: - Why does the second pyramid have two entrances, both off center, while the single entrance to the third pyramid is centered? - What was the purpose of the two lower chambers in the second pyramid? Moreover, why was the sarcophagus in this pyramid made to be wider than the passages that lead to the upper chamber? In a related matter, why were the bones of a bull placed in the sarcophagus? And why was the sarcophagus sunk into the floor up to its lid? - At the third pyramid, why were parts of a body dating to the Christian period wrapped in a coarse yellow woolen cloth and buried beneath three feet of rubbish in the upper chamber? - Why in the third pyramid was the lower vaulted chamber designed so that it would absorb both sound and light? - Out on the plateau, what was the purpose of the so-called trial passages? - On the south side of the Great Pyramid, why was an ancient boat dismantled and buried in a pit east of that pyramid's north-south axis? And what was stored in the other pit west of the axis? - Do the four so-called air shafts in the Great Pyramid link the three major pyramids together? And how are the compartments above the King's Chamber related to the end time? David Furlong, author of The Keys to the Temple, says "the whole of the Giza complex was based on a coherent design intended to portray a spiritual theme" (page 89). Volume 2 of Books Written in Stone: Enoch the Seer, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Last Days provides the evidence to support this thesis.
And Moses comes and stops the stones, and DeMille described what was happening to her as the “Perils of Pauline.” Well, I mean, that immediately suggests a certain kind of music, which I went ahead and wrote. And on the very first crack ...
Author: Katherine Orrison
Publisher: Vestal Press
Category: Performing Arts
From concept stage through production in Egypt to release of the film: Katherine Orrison carefully recreates the behind-the-scenes story of Cecil B. DeMille's beloved epic.
3rd courses have 10 stones, a match for Joseph's 10 older brothers who sold him into slavery. ... that the descendants of Naphtali, Jacob's 6th son, inherited land that included “nineteen cities with 363 Books Written In Stone: Volume 1.
Author: J. Marc. Merrill
The Great Pyramid--mysteries abound . . . For example: Why was the subterranean chamber apparently abandoned and yet it is larger than the Queen's Chamber and the King's Chamber combined? Why is there a pit in the floor of the subterranean chamber, and why does the narrow passage that snakes south off the subterranean chamber come to a sudden end after 53 feet? Why was sand from the Sinai hidden behind the wall of the horizontal passage to the Queen's Chamber, and why is there a sudden drop in that passage? Why was the Grand Gallery built so large in comparison to the ascending passage, and why are the slots in the ramps of the Grand Gallery empty? Why was the antechamber to the King's Chamber built with both limestone and granite blocks, and what purpose could the so-called Granite Leaf have served? Egyptologists, pyramidologists, and others outside these two camps have attempted to explain such anomalies. Their theories are examined and compared to a new vision that answers not just some of the questions about the Great Pyramid but all of them as revealed in Books Written in Stone: Enoch the Seer, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Last Days.
Sleep is a gift from God. In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. (Psalm 4:8) In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling 120 Love Written in Stone.
Author: MD Carlson, Philip
Publisher: Bethany House
Many Christians don't know what to think of the Bible's commands, as they often seem legalistic and burdensome. But medical doctor Philip Carlson reveals that God instructs us because he loves us as a father loves his children. Recent research in the health sciences demonstrates that following God's guidelines produces wellness and wholeness in our lives. Readers will be encouraged to learn that the sciences are catching up to what God has been saying all along about family relationships, nutrition, sexuality, rest, and more.
He wrote a letter to Jamestown. An indian returned with the articles asked for in the letter. This was still more mysterious than the compass. The indians marched him from one village to another to show off their prisoner.
Author: Kyle Ward
Publisher: The New Press
A teaching edition of the “thought-provoking study” History in the Making, which explores how our view of the history changes over time (Library Journal). Kyle Ward’s celebrated History in the Making struck a chord among readers of popular history. “Interesting and useful,” according to Booklist, the book “convincingly illustrates how texts change as social and political attitudes evolve.” With excerpts from history textbooks that span two hundred years, History in the Making looks at the different ways textbooks from different eras interpret and present the same historical events. Not Written in Stone offers an abridged and annotated version of History in the Making specifically designed for classroom use. In each section, Ward provides an overview, questions for discussions and analysis, and then a fascinating chronological sampling of textbook excerpts which reveal the striking differences between textbooks over time. An exciting new teaching tool, Not Written in Stone is destined to become a staple of classroom teaching about the American past. “Students, teachers, and general readers will learn more about the past from these passages than from any single work, however current, that purports to monopolize the truth.” —Ray Raphael, author of Founding Myths
During the 1830s the French naturalist Paul Tournal discovered stone tools alongside bones of extinct mammals, and Perthes made ... Falconer wrote to Prestwich to suggest that further investigations of Abbeville might be worthwhile, ...
Author: Brian Switek
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Darwin’s theory of evolution was for more than a century dogged by a major problem: the evidence proving the connections between the main groups of organisms was nowhere to be found. By the 1970s this absence of ‘transitional fossils’ was hotly debated; some palaeontologists wondered if these ‘missing links’ had been so quick that no trace of them was left. However, during the past three decades fossils of walking whales from Pakistan, feathered dinosaurs from China, fish with feet from the Arctic Circle, ape-like humans from Africa, and many more bizarre creatures that fill in crucial gaps in our understanding of evolution have all been unearthed. The first account of the hunt for evolution’s ‘missing links’, Written in Stone shows how these discoveries have revolutionised palaeontology, and explores what its findings might mean for our place on earth.