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Ophiolatreia By Anonymous Author
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"Ophiolatreia, the worship of the serpent, next to the adoration of the phallus, is one of the most remarkable, and, at first sight, unaccountable forms of religion the world has ever known.... More > Until the true source from whence it sprang can be reached and understood, its nature will remain as mysterious as its universality, for what man could see in an object so repulsive and forbidding in its habits as this reptile, to render worship to, is one of the most difficult of problems to find a solution to. There is hardly a country of the ancient world, however, where it cannot be traced, pervading every known system of mythology, and leaving proofs of its existence and extent in the shape of monuments, temples, and earthworks of the most elaborate and curious character. Babylon, Persia, Hindostan, Ceylon, China, Japan, Burmah, Java, Arabia, Syria, Asia Minor, Egypt, Ethiopia, Greece, Italy, Northern and Western Europe, Mexico, Peru, America..."< Less
The “People Power” Travel Superbook: Book 29. China Travel Guide By Tony Kelbrat
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China is a huge country, the third largest in the world, bigger than the United States. Look at it on a map. It's virtually all of northern Asia. Beijing is in the North, Shanghai is further south... More > and Hong Kong is in the deep south. It's an old country with a lot of history. Outside of the cities, much of the country does not have a modern infrastructure. Chinese has almost 1.5 billion people and a glut of males since they were favored during the one-child-only era and girls were routinely aborted or killed by the parents shortly after birth so as a result, many men will not find wives. Every region has its own customs. The biggest tourist attraction is probably the Great Wall. Hong Kong and Macau operate as "one country, two systems." They're freer than mainland China. Departing passengers pay a domestic departure tax. China is still a police state but this rarely affects foreigners. They just harass their own citizens. Try #915.113 at the library.< Less
DISCOVERERS AND EXPLORERS By EDWARD R. SHAW
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A piece of this magnific work: "Four hundred years ago most of the people who lived in Europe thought that the earth was flat. They knew only the land that was near them. They knew the continent... More > of Europe, a small part of Asia, and a strip along the northern shore of Africa. The World as Known Four Hundred Years ago. They thought this known land was surrounded by a vast body of water that was like a broad river. Sailors were afraid to venture far upon this water, for they feared they would fall over the edge of the earth.[...]There was Eric the Red, a bold navigator of Iceland, who had sailed west to Greenland, and planted there a colony that grew and thrived. There was also Eric's son Leif, a venturesome young viking who had made a voyage south from Greenland, and reached a strange country with wooded shores and fragrant vines. This country he called Vinland because of the abundance of wild grapes. When he returned to Greenland, he took a load of timber back with him...." < Less
DISCOVERERS AND EXPLORERS By EDWARD R. SHAW
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A piece of this magnific work: "Four hundred years ago most of the people who lived in Europe thought that the earth was flat. They knew only the land that was near them. They knew the continent... More > of Europe, a small part of Asia, and a strip along the northern shore of Africa. The World as Known Four Hundred Years ago. They thought this known land was surrounded by a vast body of water that was like a broad river. Sailors were afraid to venture far upon this water, for they feared they would fall over the edge of the earth.[...]There was Eric the Red, a bold navigator of Iceland, who had sailed west to Greenland, and planted there a colony that grew and thrived. There was also Eric's son Leif, a venturesome young viking who had made a voyage south from Greenland, and reached a strange country with wooded shores and fragrant vines. This country he called Vinland because of the abundance of wild grapes. When he returned to Greenland, he took a load of timber back with him...."< Less
Through my grandfather's eyes By Leah Zylbering
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The author was born in 1920 in Bodsanov, a small town near Warsaw Poland, and describes in great detail the social and economic life during the 2nd World War in Europe and Central Asia. He writes... More > about the German occupation that brought a curfew and forced labor. Fleeing across the border to Russia resulted in being put on a train to Northern Siberia and working in a labor camp (Gulag) on very little food. He then took a boat trip west on the Vela Morski canal towards the Caspian Sea with many stops and adventures along the way including having a love affair with a Georgian girl. Because of German army advances, Polish Jews were told to leave. Fleeing once again, he traveled to Siberia to work on rail lines that had been bombed. Then he volunteered for the Polish army and was put into a "sanitary batallion" which brought him deep into Germany. Upon being released from the army, he returned home to search for survivors. He eventually married and immigrated to Canada via Israel.< Less
Through my grandfather's eyes By Leah Zylbering
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The author was born in 1920 in Bodsanov, a small town near Warsaw Poland, and describes in great detail the social and economic life during the 2nd World War in Europe and Central Asia. He writes... More > about the German occupation that brought a curfew and forced labor. Fleeing across the border to Russia resulted in being put on a train to Northern Siberia and working in a labor camp (Gulag) on very little food. He then took a boat trip west on the Vela Morski canal towards the Caspian Sea with many stops and adventures along the way including having a love affair with a Georgian girl. Because of German army advances, Polish Jews were told to leave. Fleeing once again, he traveled to Siberia to work on rail lines that had been bombed. Then he volunteered for the Polish army and was put into a "sanitary batallion" which brought him deep into Germany. Upon being released from the army, he returned home to search for survivors. He eventually married and immigrated to Canada via Israel.< Less

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Our World Our World By Deleah Payne
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