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Nine Visits to the Mythworld

Nine Visits to the Mythworld

Ghandl of Qayahl Llaanas
by Ghandl
translated by Robert Bringhurst
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In the Fall of 1900, a young American anthropologist named John Swanton arrived in the Haida country, on the Northwest Coast of North America, intending to learn everything he could about Haida mythology. He spent the next ten months phonetically transcribing several thousand pages of myths, stories, histories and songs in the Haida language. Swant …

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Inuksuit

Inuksuit

Silent Messengers of the Arctic
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The mysterious stone figures known as inuksuit can be found throughout the circumpolar world. Built from whatever stones are at hand, each one is unique. Inuksuit are among the oldest and most important objects placed by humans upon the vast Arctic landscape and have become a familiar symbol of the Inuit and their homeland.

In author Norman Hallendy …

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Nine Visits to the Mythworld

Nine Visits to the Mythworld

Ghandl of the Qayahl Llaanas
translated by Robert Bringhurst
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In the Fall of 1900, a young American anthropologist named John Swanton arrived in the Haida country, on the Northwest Coast of North America, intending to learn everything he could about Haida mythology. He spent the next ten months phonetically transcribing several thousand pages of myths, stories, histories and songs in the Haida language. Swant …

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Quiet Twin

Quiet Twin

A Novel
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Vienna under the Nazis. A string of murders throws the city into a state of anxiety. Anton Beer, a young doctor who has made a study of forensic psychology, is asked by the retired Professor Speckstein to investigate the slaughter of his dog, which may or may not be related to the murders. It is an unwelcome request: Speckstein’s job is to spy on …

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Secret Between Us, A

Secret Between Us, A

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When young Lusignan sets off from Ottawa to the First World War with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, he has already survived a tragicomic Catholic childhood and a writing career that has brought him both acclaim and disgrace. Shortly before the men depart for Europe, Lusignan has an encounter with a fellow officer, the aristocratic …

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Light at the Edge of the World

Light at the Edge of the World

A Journey Through the Realm of Vanishing Cultures
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An international best-seller when first published, this is Wade Davis's portrait of the richness and diversity of the world's indigenous cultures and why they matter to us all.

 

Davis has travelled the world for more than thirty years, studying the mysteries of sacred plants and celebrating the poetics of culture. His explorations of indigenous life …

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Transforming Image, The

Transforming Image, The

Painted Arts of Northwest Coast First NationsPainted Arts of Northwest Coast First NationsPainted Arts of Northwest Coast First Nations
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Photographic detective work led to the discovery of formerly hidden masterpieces of First Nations painting on wood at the University of British Columbia. When museum curator Bill McLennan uncovered images beneath weathered surfaces using infrared, the Image Recovery Project was born, its object to develop a database of infrared photographs of histo …

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Earth's Blanket, The

Earth's Blanket, The

Traditional Teachings for Sustainable Living
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Renowned ethnobotanist Nancy Turner distills in this volume her decades of experience working with First Nations in the Pacific Northwest. The Earth's Blanket explores the wealth of ecological knowledge and the deep personal connection to the land and its history that is encoded in indigenous stories and lifeways, and what they may be able to teach …

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