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TALES FROM THE "OPEN SPACES"

For Children, Teenagers & Adults

By

Prof. Paul S. Cutter

T A B L E   OF   C O N T E N T S
  1. The Burly Siblings (baby cubs)........10
  2. Heavenly Bells (sand music, Mongolian Dunes).............................................. 6
  3. My Friend Bernie............................11
  4. Love at First Sight..........................10
  5. Capture (by a Chinese Red Army Patrol)................................................9
  6. Land of Ice & Fire (Kamchatka).......12
  7. Aristotle (Samarkand & Pamirs Hunt)14
  8. Of Nymphs & Apostles.....................7
  9. The Muses........................................7
  10. Genghis Khan (Clay Palace, Kobdo)....5
  11. The Battle of Troy (The Iliad, 1200 B.C.)..................................................9
  12. Smoky (the Siberian dog)...................7
  13. Odysseus (Homer's epic, The Odyssey).......................................................24
  14. Nefertiti (18th Dynasty, Queen of Egypt)..............................................12
  15. Greek Olympics (Nazi formalization of the Olympiad, 1936)..........................33
  16. Colossus of Rhodes..........................7
  17. Koba (Stalin)....................................15
  18. Shashlik Robbers (Harvard's Prof. Richard Seaman)................................9
  19. Gadka (the Bears).............................5
  20. Atlantis (the lost city)......................25
  21. Siberian Snow Tiger......................21
  22. Kapustin Yar Cosmodrome............10
  23. Orphaned Wolf Cubs.......................9
  24. Alexandrian Library......................15
  25. Great Wall of China.......................14
  26. 7 Wonders of the Ancient World...22
  27. Akhenaten & Moses......................13
  28. Jerusalem (City of God).................14
  29. Vatican – Catholicism...................27
  30. Constantinople–Orthodoxy..........46
  31. Santa Claus..................................18
  32. Destiny Recalled  [Cosmic Plain – metaphysical)...................................8

APPENDIX
Preface.............................................6 pages  
Glossary (words definitions)..................30       
Maps + additional photos......................13
Bibliography.........................................5
Total................................................508 pages

Stories are mostly based on personal experiences and related tops from the field, lived out in the Open Spaces of Siberia & Central Asia, 1961-85.

 

Note:  About 20 stories from the selection would make an ideal Children's ONLY Story Book, while topics such as the Olympics (the Nazis founded the modern Olympics in every respect, including the stadium, media infrastructure, and sales of trinkets); Jerusalem, Constantinople, and Vatican are too analytical, thus  difficult to comprehend by young readers, although crucial for grownups).

PS. The DESTINY RECALLED, chap. 31, a Draft has been finished, now searching for the theoretical/mathematical formula to back up the concept… It's an old philosophical text of mine…and, not necessarily applicable to this volume, though the conceptually, the metaphysical aspects of creation and the space-time continuum, might be important for young people to understand it vis a vis philosophy and knowledge-gained generally; still, it might be important to include it, if anything: to motivate future virtuosity of young readers-cum vertical high-tech scientists, etc.   – PSC [March 12, 2006]  

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