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By Jim Rogers

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Financier Rogers retired at 37 and motorcycled worldwide, turning the journey into the ebook funding Biker, a hybrid of commercial recommendation and travelogue. That trip, even though, did not squelch his wanderlust. rather than having fun with his sedate lifestyles instructing finance, Rogers determined to take his fiancée and a souped-up Mercedes on a frighteningly extreme highway journey: 3 years, 116 nations and 152,000 miles. just like the automobile that plowed via snow, dust, sand and highways on each continent, Rogers's memoir of the adventure is its personal breed. even if Rogers writes, some distance too in brief, of life-changing occasions like getting married and listening to of his father's loss of life, the ebook has an unusual point of detachment. additionally, even supposing Rogers stocks funding recommendation and observations in regards to the planet's political economies, his concepts are too common to function company classes. the result's an event story with out middle and a finance e-book with no enamel. Rogers attempts to make up for this by means of describing reviews like consuming fried silkworms and gazing prostitutes stuck within the world's intercourse alternate. regularly, notwithstanding, he chronicles prosaic info, like taking vehicle ferries and speaking to border guards, after which riffs on politics, cash, immigration and tradition.
Copyright 2003 Reed company info, Inc.

From Booklist

Rogers, a Wall road luck tale who has been known as "The Indiana Jones of Finance," as soon as rotated the planet on a motorbike, which landed him within the Guinness ebook of worldwide documents and led to his first ebook, funding Biker (1994). In 1999 he set out on one other world-record force world wide in a custom-built yellow Mercedes convertible together with his fiancee, Paige Parker. beginning out in Iceland, the journey took 3 years and encompassed 116 nations, lots of that are hardly ever visited, in a continuing swath throughout Europe, the previous Soviet Republic, China, Africa, the center East, and the Americas. not anyone had ever pushed overland following those routes, a complete of 152,000 miles, one other Guinness global list. Rogers' insightful observation at the political and old topography of those varied international locations cuts via stereotypes to provide us a glimpse of the realm how it particularly is, for higher or worse. it is a gutsy travelogue experience from a man who shoots directly from the hip, and it rather hits the mark. David Siegfried
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Besides its hallowed location, the vast collection of Goddess imagery within includes a Black Virgin, the tunic of the Virgin Mary, the aforementioned sacred well, the labyrinth upon the floor, sacred geometry, feminine architecture, and the famous rose stained glass windows. Beginning below the structure and working up, the large underground crypt is part of the original pagan shrine that was on the site from earliest times. The largest crypt in France includes two galleries running side by side and Saint Lubin’s vault, dating to the ninth century.

This tale of her birth was essential to her worshippers at the temple at Paphos, shedding light on some of the rituals occurring here and exposing a far deeper meaning. Her emergence from the waters at birth became synonymous with the cycle of the seasons, namely the renewal of the Earth, symbolized by the renewal of Aphrodite’s virginity. Obviously it was not impossible to regain virginity once lost if you were a Goddess! ) The Hours were actually the seasons, who assisted by the Graces, would take part in welcoming the birth of Aphrodite as the Maiden, or a metaphor for spring.

Scholar Walter Burkert speaks of Athena giving Athenians the cultivated olive tree, not a wild one. Her response to Poseidon’s gift of the horse was the bridle and chariot so that humankind might utilize the beast. Poseidon whips up the seas and Athena provides a ship to traverse the chaotic waters. Hermes multiplies the flocks and Athena introduces spinning and weaving to utilize the wool. Athena is mentor to her heroes and appears in their time of need. Burkert cites a proverb that describes Athena’s capacity to assist which states “In league with 48 EUROPE AND ASIA MINOR Athena set your own hand to work,” and Walter F.

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