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Faris, James.C
The Nightway chant is a Navajo healing ceremonial that extends over several days and incorporates songs, prayers, sandpaintings and the use of sacred material objects such as masks. This is the first substantive study of the ceremonial in fifty years, the text traces the history and genealogies of Nightway medicine men together with the history of the recording and documentation of the chantway by non-Navajo observers. 22 colour plates of previously unpublished sandpainting reproduction. Slight rubbing and chipping on joints of spine at back towards head and slight rubbing to edges.288pp.
The University of New Mexico Press, 1994, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: . First Paperback Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 082631564X
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Inventory #1628
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.29 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Page, Sally
Following the seasons, this book is full of money saving ideas and tips on how to bring your garden into your home. The florist tips Sally includes are practical and simple, the reader will not need to have a cutting garden to try them out, nor will they need to strip their borders of all their favourite flowers. Along the way Sally takes advice from other florist friends, including how and when to mix garden grown with flower shop blooms to get the best and most enduring displays. Sally Page has a passion for flower shops and in her books has spent many enjoyable hours photographing and writing about the life of flower shops, letting us in on the secrets that florists know. In this, the fifth book in the Flower Shop series, she turns her attention to the flowers and foliage that can be found in your garden. Sally invites us to join her as she visits twenty one beautiful private gardens around the country, taking inspiration from the flowers and plants that she finds there. Following the seasons, this book is full of money saving ideas and tips on how to bring your garden into your home. N.B. Signed by author on title page. 95pp.
Fanahan Books, 2009, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: Fine/Price Clipped. Signed First Edition. . 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall.
ISBN: 9780955377952
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Inventory #23609
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.77 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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Costas, Lorenzo A.
This new book presents leading-edge research on Mars which is the fourth planet from the Sun in the Solar System. The planet is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. It is also referred to as the 'Red Planet' because of its reddish appearance as seen from Earth. A terrestrial planet, Mars has a thin atmosphere and surface features reminiscent both of the impact craters of the Moon and the volcanoes, valleys, deserts and polar ice caps of Earth. It is the site of Olympus Moons, the highest known mountain in the solar system, and of Valles Marineris, the largest canyon. In addition to its geographical features, Mars' rotational period and seasonal cycles are likewise similar to those of the Earth Mars has two moons, Phobos and Deimos, which are small and irregularly shaped.These may be captured asteroids, similar to 5261 Eureka, a Martian Trojan asteroid. Mars can be seen from Earth with the naked eye. Its apparent magnitude reaches -2.9, a brightness surpassed only by Venus, the Moon, and the Sun, though for much of the year Jupiter may appear brighter to the naked eye than Mars. 300pp.
Nova Science Publishers Inc., 2008, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9781600218262
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Inventory #27480
Price: £ 80.00 GBP ($ 104.24 approx. - € 88.40 approx.)
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Reagan, Charles E.
In this informed biography of Ricoeur, student, colleague, and confidant Charles E. Reagan provides an accessible look at both the philosophy of this thinker and the pivotal experiences that influenced his development. From Ricoeur's devout Protestant upbringing to his tutelage under Roland Dalbiez, from his critical interactions with a host of scholarly luminaries to his notable engagements with French politics, the defining moments of Ricoeur's life are detailed and tied to his formal thought. 151pp. N.B. Previous owners name to ffep.
The University of Chicago Press, 1996, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: Fine. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0226706028
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Inventory #24473
Price: £ 18.00 GBP ($ 23.45 approx. - € 19.89 approx.)
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Hourihan, Paul
This compelling in-depth study compares the lives and teachings of Ramakrishna, the great saint of 19th century India, and Jesus Christ, the avatar of the West. It enables us to grasp the uniqueness and universal character of both of these supreme figures in each of two vast religious traditions. With the detailed information available, Dr. Hourihan covers Ramakrishna's life from his unique childhood to his remarkable marriage and beyond. He guides us through his extraordinary struggle for ever-deepening levels of God-realisation far transcending our earthbound imaginings. Ramakrishna's life is very relevant to our times since it manifests the idea of unity and truth more than any we know of. 'Truth is one: sages call it by various names', and 'as many faiths, so many paths', were two of his declarations, discovered through direct personal experience. A significant part of the book is devoted to an interpretation of Christ's life as seen from the viewpoint of India's yoga traditions. This is a timely work that provides a much-needed unifying message of the truth that forms the basis of all enduring faiths. 212pp.
Vedantic Shores Press, 2002, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 193181600X
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Inventory #22986
Price: £ 8.50 GBP ($ 11.08 approx. - € 9.39 approx.)
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