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"Encounter" Book

Encounter with Seven Continents
and Beyond...

by Marjorie O. Bovee, Baha'i teacher

Hardcover ~ 704 pages ~ 774 photos ~ 8 1/2" x 11" x 1 1/4" thick


We are listing the few remaining copies on eBay -- while supplies last.

Includes bookplate signed by Marjorie in 2004 during the last week of her life.


Encounter with Seven Continents and Beyond... is a chronicle of the travels of one soul throughout many countries in the earthly world of seven continents.

The author's perspective is given in the first 10 chapters of the book, revealing personal heredity, environment, and an overwhelming desire to meet peoples of all spiritual beliefs and races. These opening chapters tell of encounters in her developing viewpoint, including the Baha'i Faith.

Chapters 11-42 give accounts of journeys into many lands including geographical and historical facts combined with a sprinkling of myths, imaginative fancies and legends that have become associated with these individual cultures. Beyond the civilization of each people are the beliefs that inspired their spiritual and social unification. The overpowering wish to meet the peoples of the world eventually took Marjorie and her husband, Kenneth, to many countries throughout the seven continents.

This book highlights the praiseworthy spirit and triumphs of the everyday heroes of all classes, races and creeds who today still continue to enrich the one world of humanity. Beyond the descriptions of each people's accomplishments is an insight into the development of their arts and sciences. Specific places and dates are detailed in this true account, including some relating to the Baha'i World Faith. However, more than historical facts and reference material, Encounter with Seven Continents and Beyond... is a journey of the head and of the heart. It enables each reader, by identifying with the human experiences in personal ways, to become the traveler. Relating each encounter, Marjorie shares the world with her readers.

A few brief quotes from Encounter with Seven Continents and Beyond... are shared below:

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"The African elephant is larger than its Asiatic cousin (one elephant shot in Angola weighed an estimated 10 tons!) and has a flatter forehead (the African female has a flatter, more angular forehead than the male), a more concave back and larger ears. The last are possibly the best means of differentiation at a glance -- the Indian elephant's ears look like the African ears cut in half horizontally. In addition, the African elephant's trunk has 2 "fingers" on the end, and the Asiatic's has only one. Asiatic elephants carry little ivory by comparison, and only males have tusks. African elephants have not taken to domestication in the same way as Asiatic elephants...
    "A trunk has double hoses for sucking in and spraying out. Until they can master the coordination required, very young calves have to drink directly into their mouths. But ..."

Not a Single NailQuickArt photos

"The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests is set on a triple-tiered round marble terrace, each tier surrounded by a balustrade 36 feet high. The temple is surmounted by a cone-shaped roof made of 50,000 blue-glazed tiles (representing the sky), culminating in a gilded sphere. Not a single nail was used in the construction. The interlaced wooden frame is supported by ...
    "Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests in Temple of Heaven, a group of ceremonial buildings inside a walled park ..."

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"Upon our arrival by bus we went to the landing stages where we rented flat-bottomed boats (trajineras) and spent several hours being poled among the poplar- and willow-lined canals. Small trajineras with flower girls, photographers, mariachis, and salesmen abound on these pleasant waterways.
     "What a delightful experience in this 'Venice of Mexico' in these brightly decorated boats, the vendors pulling up alongside us loaded with brilliantly-hued flowers and fresh colorful vegetables. Some were selling cooked corn on the cob; a little boy posed for a picture; along the canal we saw a field of golden maize; and in the background at one place we saw a rug market.
     "And the mariachi -- Mexico's music -- with its wild violins, lonesome guitars and blazing trumpets! It was a perfect day of sight and sound -- and a time of remembering that Mexico City was also once an island community -- in the middle of Lake Texcoco. With canals for streets it was reachable only by canoes until causeways were built. The canals have now been filled in and the lake ..."

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Introduction | Contents (chapters) | Itinerary (places, dates) | Sample pages | Author | Bookplate | Publisher


A Developing Viewpoint
     Memory Lane
     Chapter 1, Head Start at Home
     Chapter 2, My Own Front Yard, 1933
     Chapter 3, My Own "Foreign Country", 1941
     Chapter 4, Citizenship
     Chapter 5, Family Service
     Chapter 6, The Invisible World
     Chapter 7, Marriage
     Chapter 8, The World of My Self
     Chapter 9, The Speculative Enterprise of Bestowing a Legacy Before Demise
     Chapter 10, Sky and Water Worlds: Kites and Crabs at Ocean Shores, 1999
The Seven Continents
     Chapter 11, Egypt, 1966
     Chapter 12, Kenya, 1990
     Chapter 13, South Pacific, 1982
     Chapter 14, Antarctica, 1989
     Chapter 15, The Holy Land of Three Faiths, 1966
     Chapter 16, The Holy Land of Four Faiths, 1966
     Chapter 17, Japan, 1978
     Chapter 18, Taiwan and Philippines, 1978
     Chapter 19, Thailand and Malaysia, 1978
     Chapter 20, Borneo and Singapore, 1978
     Chapter 21, Indonesia, 1978
     Chapter 22, Hong Kong and Macao (Macau), 1978
     Chapter 23, China, 1985
Asia and Europe
     Chapter 24, USSR, 1986
     Chapter 25, Europe, 1963
     Chapter 26, Greece, 1966
     Chapter 27, Spain and Portugal, 1966
     Chapter 28, Eastern Europe, 1988
     Chapter 29, British Isles, 1989
     Chapter 30, Scandinavia, 1991
Europe and North America
     Chapter 31, Iceland and Greenland, 1990
North America
     Chapter 32, Inside Passage: Canada and Alaska, 1968
     Chapter 33, Hawaii, 1971
     Chapter 34, Mexico, 1976
     Chapter 35, Odyssey '84: Canadian Border and Northern USA, 1984
     Chapter 36, Northwestern USA, 1985
     Chapter 37, Florida USA, 1986
     Chapter 38, West Coast USA, 1987
     Chapter 39, Southwestern USA, 1988
North America and South America
     Chapter 40, Panama Canal, 1987
     Chapter 41, Caribbean, 1991
South America
     Chapter 42, South America, 1981
Acknowledgments (Credits, References)

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Egypt 1966
: Cairo, Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza (Gizeh), Memphis, Sakkara, Luxor, Thebes, Karnak, Valley of the Kings, Tombs of the Queens, Tombs of the Nobles, Colossi of Memnon. Pages 85-108
Kenya 1990: Nairobi, Amboseli Serena Lodge, Tsavo West National Park, Mweiga, Aberdare Country Club, The Ark, Samburu National Reserve, Lake Naivasha, Narok, Masai Mara National Reserve. Pages 109-127
Australia 1982
: Melbourne, Phillip Island, Canberra, Tralee Sheep Station, Sydney (The Rocks, Opera House). Pages 129-130 and 140-151
North Island, New Zealand 1982: Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, Whakarewarewa Maori Village, Cuppacumbalong Craft Center, Agrodome Riverdale Park, Rainbow and Fairy Springs, Nocturnal Aviary. Page 132
South Island, New Zealand 1982: Christchurch, Dunedin, Te Anau, Milford Sound, Queenstown, Mount Cook, Tasman Glacier Airfield. Pages 137-140
Oceania 1982: Islands and island groups of the Pacific Ocean. Page 131
Fiji 1982: Nadi on Viti Levu Island, Castaway Island. Page 132
Tahiti 1982: Papeete, Gauguin Museum, Point Venus and Museum of the Discoverers, Moorea Island. Pages 151-157
Antarctica 1989
: Peninsula and area: Hope Bay on Antarctic Sound, Paulet Island, South Shetland Islands, Deception Island and Neptune's Window, Half Moon Island, Port Foster, Whaler's Bay, Telefon Bay, Pendulum Cove, US Palmer Research Station, Neumeyer Channel, Lemare Channel, Peterman Island, Port Lockroy, Paradise Bay, Mikkelsen Harbor, Trinity Island, Argentinian Station, Chilean Station Teniente Marsh, People's Republic of China Station Great Wall, Soviet Station Bellings-Hausen, Cape Horn, Drake Passage, Beagle Channel, Chile (Santiago, Punta Arenas, Puerto Montt, Laguna San Rafael, Castro on Chiloe Island). Pages 159-181
Jordan 1966
: Jerusalem, Hebron, Abraham's Oak at "Nembra," Bethlehem, Beth-sahur, Bethany, Jericho, Tell es-Sultan, Mount of Temptation, River Jordan, Dead Sea. Pages 183-188
Israel 1966: Haifa, the World Center of the Bahá'i Faith, with the Sepulcher of the Báb on Mount Carmel; the Pilgrim Hotels; the Holy Tomb of Bahá'u'lláh at Bahji near Acre; and Bahá'i properties at Mazra'ih and Na'mayn. Pages 189-195
Japan 1978: Tokyo, Nikko, Fuji-Hakone National Park, Lake Chuzenji, Kegon Waterfall, Kamakura, Osaka, Kyoto, Nijo Castle, Nara, Fushimi Momoyama Castle. Pages 196-206
Taiwan 1978: Taipei, (National Martyr's Shrine, National Palace Museum) Taroko Gorge, Hualien. Pages 207-215
Philippines 1978: Manila (Intramuros, Manila Hotel), Pagsanjan Falls. Pages 215-218
Thailand 1978: Bankok-Thonburi Metroplitan City, Damneon Saduak, Phra Pathom Cheddi, Rose Garden Park, Ayudhya, Lokaya-Sudha. Pages 219-224
Malaysia 1978: Kuala Lumpur (Lake Gardens, Masjid Negara, National Museum). Pages 224-227
Borneo 1978: Kuching (Sarawak Museum) in Sarawak, A series of land dayak longhouses called Segu Benuk, Astana. Pages 228-233
Singapore Island 1978: Singapore City (Memorial Parkland, Botanic Gardens, Mount Faber Scenic Park, House of Jade, Raffles Hotel). Pages 234-238
Indonesia 1978: Bali (Tjeluk, Mas, Batuan, Denpasar); Java (Jakarta, Jogjakarta); Djanger and Kecak Dances. Pages 239-254
Hong Kong Island 1978: Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula (Victoria or Hong Kong City, Yaumati Typhoon Shelter at Aberdeen); New Territories (Isun Wan, Kam Tin). Pages 255-258
Macao (Macau) Portuguese Colony 1978: Macao City. Pages 258-260
China 1985: Shanghai, Suzhou, Wuxi, Grand Canal, Hangzhou, Beijing, Xian, Chongquing, Yangtse River Cruise, Wuhan, Guilin or Kweilin, Guangzhou or Canton, Hong Kong. Pages 261-287
Asia and Europe
USSR 1986
: Moscow, Russia; Irkutsk, Siberia; Alma Ata, Kazakhstan; Tashkent, Uzbekistan; Khiva, Uzbekistan and Turkman; Samarkand, Uzbekistan; Leningrad (now St. Petersburg, Russia). Pages 289-329
Outer Mongolia 1986: Ulaanbaatar (Gandan Temple), Gobi Desert, Kara Korum, Erdeni-Tsu. Pages 298-303
Finland 1986: Helsinki (Senate Square, Sibelius Park, Temppeliaukio Church). Pages 289-291
England 1963
: London (Prince Albert Hall, Bahá'i Guardian's Grave, St. Paul's, Buckingham Palace, Windsor, Tower of London). Pages 331-336
The Netherlands 1963: Amsterdam, Delft, Scheveningen, Leiden, Aalsmeer, Haarlem, Sassenheim, The Hague. Pages 336-337
Germany 1963: Cologne, Bonn, Coblence, Boppard, Assmannshausen, the Lorelei, Frankfort, Heidelberg, Black Forest. Pages 337-340
Switzerland 1963: Basel, Bern, Interlaken, Lucerne. Pages 340-342
Italy 1963: Venice, Padua, Bologna, Florence, Fiesole, Siena, Rome, Vatican City, Tivoli, Pompeii, Sorrento, Naples, Pisa, Genoa, San Remo. Pages 342-362
Monaco 1963: Monaco, La Condamine, Monte Carlo. Pages 362-363
France 1963: Nice, Paris, Versailles. Pages 363-370
Greece 1966: Athens, Thebes, Levadia, Arachova, Delphi, Ossios Loucas, Corinth, Mycenae. Pages 371-382
Spain 1966: Toledo (Alcazar Cathedral); Madrid (Royal Palace, Opera House, Prado); Seville (Giralda Bell Tower, Plaza de España). Pages 383-390
Portugal 1966: Lisbon (Cathedral, Castle of St. George, Belém Tower); Queluz, Sintra, Estoril. Pages 390-393
England 1988: London (West End). Pages 394-396
Romania 1988: Bucharest (Arc de Triomphe, Folk Art and Village Museum). Pages 396-397
Bulgaria 1988: Sofia (Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky, St. Sophia, Banya Bashi Mosque, Georci Dimitrov Mausoleum). Pages 397-403
Yugoslavia 1988: Belgrade (Kalamegdan, Park of International Friendship) Monastery of Krusedol, Backa Topola. Pages 403-406
Hungary 1988: Budapest (Castle Hill, Gellért Hill, St. Matthias Church, Heroes' Square, Danube Cruise). Pages 406-410
Poland 1988: Krakow (Wawel Cathedral, Castle and Museum, Jagiellonian University, Sukiennice Market); Wroclaw (Church of Our Lady). Pages 410-414
Czechoslovakia 1988: Prague (Old Town, Lesser Town, St. George's Basilica, St. Martin's Chapel, Town Hall, Loretto Shrine, National Theatre). Pages 414-418
Germany 1988: Dresden (Zwinger Palace); Check Point Charlie; Brandenburg Gate; Berlin Wall; West Berlin; East Berlin (Pergamum Museum). Pages 418-430
British Isles, England 1989: London, Hampton Court Palace, Windsor Castle, Oxford, Bladon, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Cotswold, Stow-On-The-Wold, Warwick, Kenilworth Castle, Coventry, Robin Hood's Sherwood Forest, York, Grasmere and Lake Windermere in England's Lake District, Chester, Bristol, Bath, Cheddar Gorge, Wells, Glastonbury, Naval Fleet Air Arms Museum at Yeovilton, Exeter, Plymouth, Cornwall, Tintagel, Stonehenge, Salisbury. Pages 436-445 and 467-472
British Isles, Scotland 1989: Jedburgh, Floors Castle, Edinburgh, Scone, Perth, Glenshee, Braemar, Balmoral Castle, Crathie Church, Culloden Moor, Inverness, Caledonian Canal, Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, Loch Lochy, Great Glen Fort William, Ben Nevis, Loch Linnhe, Glencoe, Rannoch Moor, Loch Lomond, Glascow, The Trossachs in Perth County, Sterling, Moffat, Gretna Green. Pages 445-455
British Isles, Wales 1989: Llangollen, Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed, Flanberis Pass, Caernarvon, Isle of Anglesey with the town shown in its shortened name as "Llanfairpg," Holyhead. Pages 455-457
British Isles, Ireland 1989: Dun Laoghaire, Dublin (Trinity College or University of Dublin), Kildare, Ennis, Rock of Cashel, Tipperary, Limerick, Moycullen, Galway, Cliffs of Moher, Killimer, Tarbert, Dingle Peninsula, Killorglin, "Ring of Kerry" -- drive from Ennis in County Clare to Tralee in County Kerry, Killarney, Tralee, Blarney Castle, Cork, Waterford, Rosslare, Fish Guard, Cardiff. Pages 457-467
Scandinavia, Norway 1991: Bergen, Holmenkollen, Fantoft, Sogndal, Troldhaugen, Gol, Borgund, Oslo (Royal Palace, Frogner Park, Ship House Museum, Kon-tiki Museum, Fram Museum). Pages 474-478
Scandinavia, Denmark 1991: Randers, Odense (H.C. Andersen Museum); Helsingborg, Copenhagen ("Little Mermaid," Amalienborg Palace, Tivoli Gardens). Pages 478-480
Scandinavia, Sweden 1991: Munkedal, Gothenburg, Jonkoping, Stockholm (City Hall, Vasa Museum, Royal Palace). Pages 480-485
Europe and North America
Europe, Iceland 1990
: Keflavik, Pingvellir National Park, Hveragerdi, Skalholt, Thingvellir, Almannagja, Svartsengi, Reykholt, Deildartunguhver, Arnarstadi, Borgarnes, Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Reykjavik, Stomamnagardur, Hellissandur, Stykkisholmur. Pages 487-494
North America, Greenland 1990: Kulusuk Island (Mitivagkat Glacier); Ammassalik ("Valley of the Flowers" Tour); Ice-Sailing Cruise. Pages 494-501
North America
My Own Frontyard 1933
: Century of Progress in Chicago, Illinois. Pages 9-15
My Own "Foreign Country" 1941: From Illinois to West Coast with return through southern and eastern states to New York City and back to Illinois. Pages 16-32
Inside Passage: Canada and Alaska 1968: Cruise with main ports of call Seattle, Roche Harbor, Campbell River, Port Hardy, Bella Bella, Butedale, Prince Rupert, Ketchikan, Kettle Bay in Lowe Inlet, Swanson Bay, Donald Point Bay on Chatfield Island, Ocean Falls, Namu in Fitzhugh Sound, Alert Bay, Campbell River, Naniamo, Montague Harbor, Roche Harbor on San Juan Island, La Connor and back to Seattle, Washington. Pages 503-524
Hawaii 1971: Lahaina, Maui; Fern Grotto, Coco Palms, Kauai; Byodo-In Temple, Punchbowl National Cemetery, Pearl Harbor, Polynesian Cultural Center, Oahu; Kailua, Hilo, Hawaii. Pages 525-543
Mexico 1976: Acapulco, Teotihuacan, Cuernavaca, Taxco, Xochimilco, Mexico City. Pages 544-554
Odyssey: Canadian Border and Northern USA 1984: From Kent, Washington through Cranbrook, Canada to International Falls border with United States and on to Niagara Falls, New York; Return through Badlands to Kent, Washington. Pages 555-574
Seattle, Washington. Pages 574-575
Northwestern USA 1985: Yellowstone National Park; Grand Tetons National Park, Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Craters of the Moon National Monument, Sun Valley, Idaho. Pages 576-584
Florida USA 1986: St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Miami Beach, Key West, Everglades, Lake Wales (Bok Tower Garden), Orlando, Walt Disney World. Pages 585-595
West Coast USA 1987: San Francisco, Death Valley, California; Hoover Dam and Lake Mead in Arizona and Nevada; Las Vegas, Reno, Nevada. Pages 595-606
Southwestern USA 1988: El Paso, Guadalupe Mountain National Park, Texas; Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Roswell, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado; Monument Valley in Arizona and Utah; Four Corners -- Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah; Grand Canyon National Park, Glen Canyon Dam, Arizona; Lake Powell, Arizona and Utah; Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Salt Lake City, Utah. Pages 607-623
Sky and Water Worlds 1999: Kites and Crabs at Ocean Shores (Oregon, USA). Pages 68-82
North America and South America
Panama Canal 1987
: San Francisco Pier 39, Long Beach, California; Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, Mexico; Puerto Caldero, San Jose, Costa Rica; Colón, Cristóbal, Republic of Panama; San Blas Islands, Caribbean; Cartagena, Colombia; Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Discovery Bay, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman Island; Tampa, Orlando, Walt Disney World, Florida. Pages 625-642
Caribbean 1991: St. Georges, Grenville, Grand Etang National Park, Grenada; Bridgetown, Barbados; Fort-de-France, St. James, St. Pierre, Carbet, Martinique; St. Johns, Nelson Dockyard at Falmouth Harbor, Antigua; Charlotte Amalie, Magens Bay, Coral World Underwater Observatory and Marine Park, St. Thomas; San Juan, Fort El Morro, Puerto Rico. Pages 643-649
South America
Colombia 1981
: Zipaquira Salt Mine, Bogotá (Plaza de Bolívar, Cathedral, Museum). Pages 655-657
Ecuador 1981: Quito (Church of San Francisco, La Inglesia de la Campañia, Archeological Museum); Latacunga-Indian Market; Tambo Mulaló. Pages 657-660
Peru 1981: Lima (Plaza de Armas); Cuzco, Kenko, Sacsahuamán, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Pisac, Puca Pucara, Tambo Machay. Pages 660-665
Chile 1981: Santiago (Plaza de Armas, Club Hipico, San Cristóbal Hill); Valparaiso, Viña del Mar. Pages 665-666
Argentina 1981: Buenos Aires (Avenue 9 de Julio, Teatro Colón Opera House, Cathedral, Casa Rosada). Pages 666-667
Brazil 1981: Iguassú Falls; Río de Janeiro (Statue of Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Copacabana Beach, Botanical Gardens); Manaus. Pages 667-674
Chile 1989: Santiago, Puerto Williams, Cape Horn, Tierra del Fuego, Beagle Channel, Strait of Magellan, Punta Arenas, Puerto Eden, Laguna San Rafael, Chiloe Island, Puerto Monte, Ralun. Pages 177-181

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Author: Marjorie O. Bovee
Publisher: Wheeler Arts
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