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The Sea Around Us

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Publisher: Open Road Media
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National Book Award Winner and New York Times Bestseller: Explore earth’s most precious, mysterious resource—the ocean—with the author of Silent Spring. With more than one million copies sold, Rachel Carson’s The Sea Around Us became a cultural phenomenon when first published in 1951 and cemented Carson’s status as the preeminent natural history writer of her time. Her inspiring, intimate writing plumbs the depths of an enigmatic world—a place of hidden lands, islands newly risen from the earth’s crust, fish that pour through the water, and the unyielding, epic battle for survival. Firmly based in the scientific discoveries of the time, The Sea Around Us masterfully presents Carson’s commitment to a healthy planet and a fully realized sense of wonder. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Rachel Carson including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.

The Spanish Caribbean and the Atlantic World in the Long Sixteenth Century

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Author: Ida Altman,David Wheat
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
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The Spanish Caribbean and the Atlantic World in the Long Sixteenth Century by Ida Altman,David Wheat Book Resume:

The Spanish Caribbean and the Atlantic World in the Long Sixteenth Century breaks new ground in articulating the early Spanish Caribbean as a distinct and diverse group of colonies loosely united under Spanish rule for roughly a century prior to the establishment of other European colonies. In the sixteenth century no part of the Americas was more diverse; international; or as closely tied to Spain, the islands of the Atlantic, western Africa, and the Spanish American mainland than the Caribbean. The Caribbean experienced rapid growth during this period, displayed considerable ethnic and religious diversity, developed extensive networks of exchange both within and beyond the region, and played an important role in the broader Spanish colonization of the Americas. Contributors address topics such as the role of religious orders, the development of transatlantic and regional commercial systems, insular and regional political dynamics in relation to imperial objectives, the formation of colonial society, and the effects on Caribbean colonial society of the importation and incorporation of large numbers of indigenous captives and enslaved Africans.

More Shipwrecks of Florida

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Author: Steven Danforth Singer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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More Shipwrecks of Florida by Steven Danforth Singer Book Resume:

More Shipwrecks of Florida is a sequel to Shipwrecks of Florida, 2nd edition. This new book adds over 1,500 new shipwrecks and includes additional information on hundreds of previously listed shipwrecks, all organized by year. It also includes more GPS coordinates, as well as stories of pirates and privateers, wreckers, and buried and sunken treasure.

The Secret Speech

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Author: Tom Rob Smith
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith Book Resume:

Tom Rob Smith-the author whose debut, Child 44, has been called "brilliant" (Chicago Tribune), "remarkable" (Newsweek) and "sensational" (Entertainment Weekly)-returns with an intense, suspenseful new novel: a story where the sins of the past threaten to destroy the present, where families must overcome unimaginable obstacles to save their loved ones, and where hope for a better tomorrow is found in the most unlikely of circumstances . . . THE SECRET SPEECH Soviet Union, 1956. Stalin is dead, and a violent regime is beginning to fracture-leaving behind a society where the police are the criminals, and the criminals are innocent. A secret speech composed by Stalin's successor Khrushchev is distributed to the entire nation. Its message: Stalin was a tyrant. Its promise: The Soviet Union will change. Facing his own personal turmoil, former state security officer Leo Demidov is also struggling to change. The two young girls he and his wife Raisa adopted have yet to forgive him for his part in the death of their parents. They are not alone. Now that the truth is out, Leo, Raisa, and their family are in grave danger from someone consumed by the dark legacy of Leo's past career. Someone transformed beyond recognition into the perfect model of vengeance. From the streets of Moscow in the throes of political upheaval, to the Siberian gulags, and to the center of the Hungarian uprising in Budapest, THE SECRET SPEECH is a breathtaking, epic novel that confirms Tom Rob Smith as one of the most exciting new authors writing today.

Sea Venture

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Author: Kieran Doherty
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press
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Sea Venture by Kieran Doherty Book Resume:

In one of the most triumphant high sea stories ever told, Kieran Doherty brings to life the true story of the ship that rescued the Jamestown settlement in 1610 and ensured England's place in the New World. When the Sea Venture left England in 1609, it was flagship in a fleet of nine bound for Jamestown with roughly 600 settlers and badly needed supplies aboard. But after four weeks at sea, as the voyage neared its end, a hurricane devastated the fleet, leaving the Sea Venture shipwrecked on the island of Bermuda. It took Sea Venture's passengers nearly a year and half to reach their destination. Awaiting them was not a thriving colony, but instead the remaining fifty colonists—beleaguered, desperate and hungry. But, the question remains, would the English have lost their place in the New World if the ship never arrived? A story of strife and triumph, but above all, endurance, Sea Venture begins and ends in hope and remains one of the greatest "What Ifs?" in history. With a bravado reminiscent of Patrick O'Brien's legendary sea sagas, Doherty braves the elements, delivering a powerful history willed by a people destined to change the New World forever.

Sea of Tranquility

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Author: Lesley Choyce
Publisher: Dundurn
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Sea of Tranquility by Lesley Choyce Book Resume:

For Sylvie, Ragged Island - and the whales who swam around it - is the only world she has ever known. It is the place where she was born and raised, where she lived with her four late husbands, and where she plans to live out her remaining years. It is also the home to a community whose love for the island is immense. But when the Nova Scotia government decides to shut down the ferry service that is the lifeblood of Ragged Island, the residents see their world beginning to disappear. Sea of Tranquility is the lyrical and moving story of an island struggling to survive. Lesley Choyce’s seventh novel, it contains the elements for which the author is known: engaging characters, page-turning storyline, and uproarious humour. Choyce is in top form.

The Child 44 Trilogy

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Author: Tom Rob Smith
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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The Child 44 Trilogy by Tom Rob Smith Book Resume:

Tom Rob Smith's Child 44 trilogy was an immediate publishing sensation and marked the arrival of a major new talent in contemporary fiction. Named one of top 100 thrillers of all time by NPR, Child 44 hit bestseller lists around the world, won the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award and the ITW Thriller Award for Best First Novel, and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Now, discover the entire trilogy, collected in one edition for the first time ever. CHILD 44 In a country ruled by fear, no one is innocent. Stalin's Soviet Union is an official paradise, where citizens live free from crime and fear only one thing: the all-powerful state. Defending this system is idealistic security officer Leo Demidov, a war hero who believes in the iron fist of the law. But when a murderer starts to kill at will and Leo dares to investigate, the State's obedient servant finds himself demoted and exiled. Now, with only his wife at his side, Leo must fight to uncover shocking truths about a killer--and a country where "crime" doesn't exist. THE SECRET SPEECH Soviet Union, 1956. Stalin is dead, and a regime once held together by fear is beginning to fracture, creating a lawless society where the police have become the criminals. A series of murders now has all of Moscow on edge, and no one--no matter how powerful or connected--seems safe. With his new and secretive homicide department, Leo Demidov investigates--only to find that he, his wife, and his two adopted daughters may be in grave danger. To save his family, Leo must make a desperate choice and face an impossible journey that may bring his redemption...or shatter their fragile future. AGENT 6 Three decades. Two murders. One conspiracy. Who is Agent 6? Leo Demidov is no longer a member of Moscow's secret police. But when his wife and daughters are invited on a "peace tour" to New York City, he is immediately suspicious. Forbidden to travel with his family, Leo watches helplessly as events in New York unfold and those closest to his heart are pulled into a web of political conspiracy, betrayal--and murder. In the horrible aftermath, Leo demands only one thing: to hunt down the killer who destroyed his family. His request is summarily denied. Crippled by grief and haunted by the need to find out exactly what happened in New York, Leo takes matters into his own hands. It is a quest that will span decades, and take Leo around the world--from Moscow, to the mountains of Soviet-controlled Afghanistan, to the backstreets of New York--in pursuit of the one man who knows the truth: Agent 6.

Swept Into the Sea

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Author: Sheila Seifert,Chris Brack
Publisher: Focus on the Family
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Swept Into the Sea by Sheila Seifert,Chris Brack Book Resume:

Over 1 million sold in series! When kids step into the Imagination Station, they experience an unforgettable journey filled with action-packed adventure and excitement. Each book whisks readers away on a new journey with cousins Patrick and Beth around the world and back in time. Patrick and Beth travel back in time in the Imagination Station to a grain ship in the Mediterranean Sea during the first century. A violent storm has been raging for fourteen days, and the ship is in danger of crashing into the African coastline or breaking up due to the crashing waves. On the ship, the cousins meet Paul, a prisoner on his way to Rome for trial, and his traveling companions. Paul tells everyone that God has told him that everyone on the ship will be saved . . . if they stick together. But the passengers are forced to abandon the ship and swim for shore when the ship runs aground. Will God’s promise come true?

Dr. Grenfell's Parish

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Author: Norman Duncan
Publisher: Good Press
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Dr. Grenfell's Parish by Norman Duncan Book Resume:

"Dr. Grenfell's Parish" by Norman Duncan. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Child 44 and The Secret Speech

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Author: Tom Rob Smith
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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Child 44 and The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith Book Resume:

CHILD 44: A relentless page-turner. A terrifying evocation of a paranoid world where no one can be trusted. A surprising, unexpected story of love and family, of hope and resilience. CHILD 44 is a thriller unlike any you have ever read. Stalin's Soviet Union is an official paradise, where citizens live free from crime and fear only one thing: the all-powerful State. Defending this system is idealistic security officer Leo Demidov, a war hero who believes in the iron fist of the law. But when a murderer kills at will and Leo dares to investigate, the State's obedient servant finds himself demoted and exiled. Now, with only his wife at his side, Leo must fight to uncover shocking truths about a killer--and a country where "crime" doesn't exist. THE SECRET SPEECH: Soviet Union, 1956. It is a period of wrenching change. Stalin is dead, and a regime once held together by fear is beginning to fracture, creating a lawless society where the police have become the criminals and the criminals take vengeance against them. A series of murders now has all of Moscow on edge, and no one--no matter how powerful or connected--seems safe. With his new and secretive homicide department, Leo Demidov investigates--only to find that he, his wife, and his two adopted daughters may be in grave danger. For Leo is a former state security officer who arrested and condemned many of his fellow citizens, and despite all his efforts to atone for his past, he cannot escape the long shadow of his former career. To save his family, Leo must make a desperate choice and face an impossible journey that may bring his redemption...or shatter their fragile future.

Indian River Country : Volume 1 1880-1889

Indian River Country : Volume 1 1880-1889 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Bonnie Garmon,Jim Garmon
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
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Indian River Country : Volume 1 1880-1889 by Bonnie Garmon,Jim Garmon Book Resume:

A collection of articles from the Florida Star newspaper. This newspaper was published in Titusville, Florida from 1880 to 1914 and served the people of the central east coast of Florida from New Smyrna to Ft. Pierce and Port St. Lucie. These articles tell the story of the Indian River inhabitants and how they lived and worked in this new frontier of the United States in the last part of the 19th century. Genealogists, historians, and lovers of history will discover a rich source of information about the ordinary, and not-so-ordinary, people who made the Indian River Country their new home. This volume covers 1880 through 1889 and includes an every-name index.

Carabid Beetles

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Author: T.L. Erwin,George E. Ball,D.R. Whitehead,A.L. Halpern
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Carabid Beetles by T.L. Erwin,George E. Ball,D.R. Whitehead,A.L. Halpern Book Resume:

Proceedings of the First International Symposium of Carabidology held at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., August 21, 23 and 25, 1976

Across a Star-Swept Sea

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Author: Diana Peterfreund
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund Book Resume:

From Rampant and Ascendant author Diana Peterfreund comes this thrilling companion to For Darkness Shows the Stars. Centuries after wars nearly destroyed civilization, Persis Blake's world is once again in the throes of rebellion. For Persis, her public life is that of a socialite, filled with parties and ball gowns. But while she seems to be a frivolous aristocrat, inside Persis beats the heart of a spy—the same heart that is falling for the enemy, Justen Helo. Persis's heart belongs to Justen, but before she can tell him the truth, she discovers he has a secret as well—one that could plunge their tropical paradise into another dark age. And Persis realizes she's not just risking her heart, she's risking the world she's sworn to protect. Across a Star-Swept Sea is a romantic, science-fictional reimagining of the classic The Scarlet Pimpernel.

Marine Mammal Welfare

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Author: Andy Butterworth
Publisher: Springer
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Marine Mammal Welfare by Andy Butterworth Book Resume:

Marine mammals attract human interest – sometimes this interest is benign or positive – whale watching, conservation programmes for whales, seals, otters, and efforts to clear beaches of marine debris are seen as proactive steps to support these animals. However, there are many forces operating to affect adversely the lives of whales, seals, manatees, otters and polar bears – and this book explores how the welfare of marine mammals has been affected and how they have adapted, moved, responded and sometimes suffered as a result of the changing marine and human world around them. Marine mammal welfare addresses the welfare effects of marine debris, of human traffic in the oceans, of noise, of hunting, of whale watching and tourism, and of some of the less obvious impacts on marine mammals – on their social structures, on their behaviours and migration, and also of the effects on captivity for animals kept in zoos and aquaria. There is much to think and talk about – how marine mammals respond in a world dramatically influenced by man, how are their social structures affected and how is their welfare impacted?

Ecology of Australian Freshwater Fishes

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Author: Keith Walker,Paul Humphries
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Ecology of Australian Freshwater Fishes by Keith Walker,Paul Humphries Book Resume:

This edited volume reviews our past and present understanding of the ecology of Australian freshwater fishes. It compares patterns and processes in Australia with those on other continents, discusses the local relevance of ecological models from the northern hemisphere and considers how best to manage our species and their habitats in the face of current and future threats. In view of these challenges, the need for redress is urgent. The chapters are written by some of our foremost researchers and managers, developing themes that underpin our knowledge of the ecology, conservation and management of fish and fish habitats. For each theme, the authors formulate a synthesis of what is known, consider the need for new perspectives and identify gaps and opportunities for research, monitoring and management. The themes have an Australian context but draw upon ideas and principles developed by fish biologists in other parts of the world. The science of freshwater fish ecology in Australia has grown rapidly from its roots in natural history and taxonomy. This book offers an introduction for students, researchers and managers, one that the authors hope will carry Australian fish biology and resource management to new levels of understanding.

Sayles Talk

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Author: Diane Carson
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
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Sayles Talk by Diane Carson Book Resume:

His name is synonymous with "independent film," and for more than twenty-five years, filmmaker John Sayles has tackled issues ranging from race and sexuality to the abuses of capitalism and American culture, aspiring to a type of realism that Hollywood can rarely portray. This collection offers unprecedented coverage of Sayles’s craft and content, as it deploys a rich variety of critical methods to explore the full scope of his work. Together the essays afford a deeper understanding not only of the individual films—including his 1980 The Return of the Secaucus Seven (named to the National Registry) and the recent Limbo and Men with Guns—but also of Sayles’s unusual place in American cinema and his influence worldwide. The focus of Sayles’s films is frequently on peoples’ lives, not on stories with tidy endings, and often a main goal is to alert viewers of their complicity in the problems at hand. One might assume his style to be content driven, but closer inspection reveals a mix of styles from documentary to postmodern. In this anthology, a set of international scholars addresses these and many other aspects of Sayles’s filmmaking as they explore individual works. Their methodological approaches include historical and industry analysis as well as psychoanalysis and postcolonial theory, to name a few. Sayles Talk is both an in-depth and wide-ranging tribute to the "father" of independent film. In one volume, readers can find discussions of most of Sayles’s films together with a comprehensive introduction to his film practice, an annotated list of existing literature on Sayles, and information on resources for further inquiry into his fiction, film, and television work. Film students as well as seasoned critics will turn to this book time and again to enrich their understanding of one of America’s great cinematic innovators and his legacy.

Roses of Blood on Barbwire Vines

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Author: D.L. Snell
Publisher: Permuted Press
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Roses of Blood on Barbwire Vines by D.L. Snell Book Resume:

Zombies have devoured mankind. And the few survivors would be better off dead because a clan of vampires, bloodthirsty and vicious, have captured the remnants of humanity for livestock. In an apartment building barricaded with wrecked cars, concrete rubble, and snarls of barbwire, the vampires breed lobotomized amputees. Ann, the secret blood slave of the maternity doctor, has evaded this fate, yet her sister Ellie has not. Though she longs to escape, Ann cannot abandon her sibling and unborn niece. But she may have to if she wants to survive. The living dead have found a weak spot in the barricade and are quickly invading the building. Shade, the vampire monarch, defends her kingdom, while Frost, Shade's general, plans to migrate to an island where they can breed and hunt humans. In their path stands a legion of corpses, just now evolving into something far more lethal, something with tentacles--and that's just the beginning.

The Amber Cat

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Author: Hilary McKay
Publisher: Hachette Children\'s
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The Amber Cat by Hilary McKay Book Resume:

It's December, and Robin, his friend Dan, and Sun Dance are laid low with chickenpox. To keep them amused, Robin's mother entertains them with memories of the summer when she was eleven and Nick and Charley stayed at her house. When they met Harriet, a strange, shabbily dressed girl who seemed full of surprises and magic, but remained a mystery, until Sun Dance solves the riddle with a small amber cat . . .

Gunboat Command

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Author: Antony Hichens
Publisher: Pen and Sword
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Gunboat Command by Antony Hichens Book Resume:

This biography draws heavily on the personal diaries of the subject, Robert Hichens (or Hitch as he was universally known).After a brief description of his early life, time at Oxford, his motor racing achievements (including trophies at Le Mans in his Aston Martin) and RN training, the book focuses on his exceptional wartime experiences. Hitch was the most highly decorated RNVR officer of the war with two DSOs, three DSCs and three Mentions in Despatches. He was recommended for a posthumous VC. We read of his early days in vulnerable minesweepers and the Dunkirk Dynamo operation, (his first DSC).In late 1940 he joined Coastal Forces serving in the very fast MGBs, soon earning his own command and shortly after command of his Flotilla. He was the first to capture an E-Boat. His successful leadership led to many more successes and his reputation as a fearless and dynamic leader remains a legend today.The book contains detailed and graphic accounts of running battles against the more heavily armed E-boats. Tragically he was killed in action in April 1943, having refused promotion and a job ashore.

Pele, Volcano Goddess of Hawai'i

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Author: H. Arlo Nimmo
Publisher: McFarland
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Pele, Volcano Goddess of Hawai'i by H. Arlo Nimmo Book Resume:

When the first Europeans arrived in the Hawaiian Islands in 1778, the volcano goddess Pele was the central deity of a complex religion in the volcano districts of Hawai‘i Island. While native Hawaiians were quickly converted to Christianity, Pele remained remarkably relevant as a deity. This book is a critical biography of the volcano goddess, as well as a history of her religion. Topics covered include the ongoing belief in Pele, her popular manifestations, her ceremonies, her new cultural roles and her current status in Hawai‘i.

Tropical Surge

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Author: Benjamin Reilly
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Tropical Surge by Benjamin Reilly Book Resume:

An engaging historical narrative covering many significant events in the history of south Florida, Tropical Surge includes the major developments and setbacks in the early years of Miami and Key West, as well as an in-depth look at Henry Flagler's amazing Overseas Railway. This well-written history tells the story of the dramatic battle between human ambition and the reality of the West Indian hurricane. By 1935, at least, the hurricane had won. Includes gripping narratives of the 1919, 1926, and 1935 hurricanes in south Florida and the Keys.

The Atlantis Legacy

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Author: Thomas Greanias
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Atlantis Legacy by Thomas Greanias Book Resume:

THE FIRST TWO BLOCKBUSTER ADVENTURES IN THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING ATLANTIS TRILOGY -- TOGETHER IN ONE ELECTRIFYING VOLUME! RAISING ATLANTIS NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A glacial earthquake exposes a mysterious monument older than the Earth itself. The pope reveals a terrifying vision of apocalyptic disaster. And two miles below the ice of Antarctica, the legend of a lost civilization awaits. Archaeologist Conrad Yeats must race to unlock its devastating power...or prepare for the ultimate doomsday. THE ATLANTIS PROPHECY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Archaeologist Conrad Yeats discovers in his father's tombstone the key to a mysterious centuriesold warning that lies hidden beneath the monuments of the nation's capital. Now, with the help of beautiful Vatican linguist Serena Serghetti, he must destroy a powerful ancient organization before it raises an empire that could threaten the world.

Friend of Science, Friend of Faith

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Author: Gregg Davidson
Publisher: Kregel Academic
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Friend of Science, Friend of Faith by Gregg Davidson Book Resume:

A scientist explores the harmony between Christian faith and science Though some Christians and many skeptics see science and Christianity as locked in a never-ending battle, geologist Gregg Davidson contends that there is tremendous harmony between Scripture and modern science. Many apparent conflicts arise when the Bible is interpreted apart from its literary and historical contexts, but when these are taken into account, most alleged clashes resolve. Proceeding from a belief that Scripture is inspired and without error and that God's creation should inform how we interpret the Bible, Davidson shows that Scripture and science need not disagree on issues like the age of the earth, Adam and Eve, Noah's flood, the origin and development of life, and numerous related topics. Rather, Christians can rejoice at how God's glory is revealed in both the Bible and the natural world.

Stan’s Leap

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Author: Tom Duerig
Publisher: iUniverse
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Stan’s Leap by Tom Duerig Book Resume:

Stan and Jenny wanted to take one last trip together before their ?rst child was born. The remote Henderson Island sounded idyllic – far away from everyone and everything, including modern amenities and electronic devices of any kind – the ultimate getaway. But when a mysterious storm strikes, Stan and Jenny ?nd out just how ultimate – and permanent – their getaway is. Stan’s Leap explores what happens when strangers from vastly di?erent backgrounds are forced to survive together with no hope of ever seeing friends or family again. Clashes arise between faith and science, older and younger generations, and unfamiliar cultures. “I can say without reservation that Stan’s Leap by Tom Duerig is one of the best adventure, action, ?ction novels that I have ever read.” –The Book Review/p> “Even though this book is reminiscent of the infamous Lord of the Flies, Stan’s Leap has its own unique voice ... perhaps unique enough to be as memorable as its similar predecessor. It has become one of my all-time favorites and I will read it again and again.” –Literary R&R “I especially enjoyed the ending, which managed to be not only surprising and ironic but highly plausible as well.” –Chicago Center for Literature and Photography “A great mystery and adventure story!” –Blog o’ the Irish

Improved by Cultivation

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Author: R.G. Moyles
Publisher: Broadview Press
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Improved by Cultivation by R.G. Moyles Book Resume:

This anthology combines some of the finest writing by such well-known writers as Leacock, Moodie, Ernest Thompson Seton and Lucy Maud Montgomery with fascinating pieces by lesser-known names such as George Copway (the first Canadian native writer to have his work published in English) and Lady Agnes Macdonald (the wife of Canada’s first prime minister, and a popular writer of great verve and enthusiasm). In addition to three genres of fiction the anthology includes two important varieties of non-fiction in which early Canadians made a strong and distinctive contribution: Travel and Exploration Narratives and Memoirs and Descriptive Sketches.

The Ice Cave

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Author: Lucy Jane Bledsoe
Publisher: Terrace Books
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The Ice Cave by Lucy Jane Bledsoe Book Resume:

For Lucy Jane Bledsoe, wilderness had always been a source of peace. But during one disastrous solo trip in the wintry High Sierra she came face to face with a crisis: the wilderness no longer felt like home. The Ice Cave recounts Bledsoe’s wilderness journeys as she recovers her connection with the wild and discovers the meanings of fear and grace. These are Bledsoe’s gripping tales of fending off wolves in Alaska, encountering UFOs in the Colorado Desert, and searching for mountain lions in Berkeley. Her memorable story “The Breath of Seals” takes readers to Antarctica, the wildest continent on earth, where she camped out with geologists, biologists, and astrophysicists. These fresh and deeply personal narratives remind us what it means to be simply one member of one species, trying to find food and shelter—and moments of grace—on our planet.

Distributing News Via Weblog - a Linguistic Analysis of the Guardian Newsblog

Distributing News Via Weblog - a Linguistic Analysis of the Guardian Newsblog [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Ulrike Michels
Publisher: diplom.de
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Distributing News Via Weblog - a Linguistic Analysis of the Guardian Newsblog by Ulrike Michels Book Resume:

Inhaltsangabe:Abstract: This study investigates in how far the news language of weblogs differs from the news language in traditional print or online newspapers. A special focal point is set on oral language and its functions. The analysis should help to answer the questions: - Can weblogs help to minimize the distance between journalists and readers? - Can weblogs assist in attracting a new kind of readership? - Can weblogs assist in raising readership loyalty? All results can also be transferred from journalism to public relations and marketing: - Can weblogs help to provide you closer insight into your customer needs? - Can weblogs assist in attracting new target groups? - Can weblogs assist in raising customer loyalty? The study is set up according to the following sequence: Firstly, a general approach to weblogs is presented, describing their structure, development and implementation. Secondly, differences between the spoken and written mode are outlined and several models depicting the continuum relationship between both are introduced. After the explanation of the significance and function of orality in written electronic and news discourse, the concept of oral models in the press is introduce. In a last step, a sample analysis of several articles from one journalistic weblog is conducted, one online and one traditional newspaper, applying a linguistic framework based on the theoretical works presented before. With this examination, it is shown that the language used in journalistic weblogs contains more characteristics from the variety of spoken language than the languages of online and traditional print newspapers. From the results, potential effects are derived, e.g. on the practical fields of application or on the composition of the readership. Until now, only 38% of all adult US internet users and 37% of the Germans know what a weblog or short blog is. But nevertheless, weblogs have already attracted great attention from around the globe during the past nine years since their first appearance. In September 2004, Time asked Is this a media revolution? Initially, bloggers pointed their readers to interesting sites they found on their travels in the World Wide Web. Later, this filter function was used primarily to comment and criticize media coverage of news. Thus, bloggers were claimed to be the antithesis of traditional journalists: unedited, unabashedly opinionated, sporadic and personal . This personal aspect was [...]

2011 Japan Disasters

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Author: Marcia Amidon Lusted
Publisher: ABDO
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2011 Japan Disasters by Marcia Amidon Lusted Book Resume:

This title examines an important historic event - the March 11, 2011, earthquake that spawned a devastating tsunami in Japan. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the dual disaster that resulted in thousands of deaths and left many people homeless. This book also details the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant near Japan's northeast coast and the recovery efforts following the disasters. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

The American Elections of 2012

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Author: Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier,Steven E. Schier
Publisher: Routledge
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The American Elections of 2012 by Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier,Steven E. Schier Book Resume:

The 2012 American elections were highly competitive, with the unusually close partisan balance making the elections an opportunity for each of the two major parties. This book assembles leading political scientists and political journalists to explain the 2012 election results and their implications for America’s future. In addition to assessing election results, the book examines the consequences of the large ambitions of the Obama presidency and the political and policy risks entailed in the pursuit of those ambitions. It also explores Congressional elections and policymaking since 2008, and how they affected election results in 2012. The book promises a more coherent focus than that evident in similar edited works, achieved through a limited number of chapters and clear definition of chapter content.

Migration of Freshwater Fishes

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Author: Martyn Lucas,Etienne Baras
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Migration of Freshwater Fishes by Martyn Lucas,Etienne Baras Book Resume:

Recent studies have increasingly demonstrated the widespread existence of spatio-temporal variations in the abundance and distribution of species of freshwater fishes, previously assumed not to move between habitats. These movements are often on a seasonal or ontogenetic basis, for spawning, feeding and refuge, and in many cases are fundamental for the successful completion of lifecycles. This important book provides a single source for a range of previously widely dispersed information on these movements of fish in fresh waters, covering potamodromous fishes as well as the more familiar diadromous species, worldwide. Contents include full descriptions of types of migration and spatial behaviour, the stimulus and capacity for fish to migrate, the effects of climate on patterns of migratory behaviour, a taxonomic analysis (mostly by family) of freshwater fish migration, methods for studying migration, and details of the impacts of man's activities on freshwater fish migration. Migration of Freshwater Fishes provides an excellent and comprehensive reference to which the river manager, biologist or student can now refer to obtain information, advice and current opinion on the migratory behaviour of most taxonomic groups of fishes occurring in fresh water. University libraries and aquatic research stations should also have copies of this essential reference book on their shelves. Well-known international authors. Of great commercial importance to fisheries and professional angling bodies. Draws together much new information in one place. Detailed review of world wide migratory behaviour for most groups of freshwater fishes. Pure and applied relevance, for academics, fisheries scientists, river managers and conservationists. This comprehensive book includes 67 tables and figures and over 1,400 references.

Fly By Night

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Author: Frances Hardinge
Publisher: Abrams
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Fly By Night by Frances Hardinge Book Resume:

The award-winning author of The Lie Tree “has created a distinctly imaginative world full of engaging characters, robust humor, and true suspense” (School Library Journal, starred review). Everybody knew that books were dangerous. Read the wrong book, it was said, and the words crawled around your brain on black legs and drove you mad, wicked mad. Mosca Mye’s father insisted on teaching her to read—even in a world where books are dangerous, regulated things. Eight years later, Quillam Mye died, leaving behind an orphaned daughter with an inauspicious name and an all-consuming hunger for words. Trapped for years in the care of her cruel uncle and aunt, Mosca leaps at the opportunity for escape, though it comes in the form of sneaky swindler Eponymous Clent. As she travels the land with Clent and her pet goose, Mosca begins to discover complicated truths about the world she inhabits and the power of words. “Intricate plotting, well-developed and fascinating characters, delicious humor, and exquisite wordcraft envelop readers fully into this richly imagined world.” ?The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review) “Hardinge’s stylish way with prose gives her sprawling debut fantasy a literate yet often silly tone that calls to mind Monty Python.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Mosca’s ferocity and authentic inner turmoil [are] both reminiscent of Philip Pullman’s Lyra Belacqua.” ?Booklist “Incredibly well written.” ?The Seattle Times

Tragedy at Honda

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Author: Charles Lockwood
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
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Tragedy at Honda by Charles Lockwood Book Resume:

Known to seafarers as the Devil's Jaw, Point Honda has lured ships to its dangerous rocks on the coast of California for centuries, but its worst disaster occurred on 8 September 1923. That night nine U.S. Navy destroyers ran into Honda's fog-wrapped reefs. Part of Destroyer Squadron 11, the ships were making a fast run from San Francisco to their homeport of San Diego at a steady 20 knots as fog closed around them. The captain of the flagship Delphy ordered a change of course, but due to navigational errors and unusual currents caused by an earthquake in Japan the previous week, she ran aground and eight destroyers followed her. The authors recreate in dramatic hour-by-hour detail what happened, including the heroic efforts to rescue men and ships. In addition to presenting a full picture of the tragedy, they cover the subsequent investigations, which became a media sensation. In conclusion, the authors suggest that the cause of the tragedy lay in the interpretation of the differences that exist between the classic concepts of naval regulations and the stark realism of the unwritten code of destroyer doctrine to follow the leader. Admiral Nimitz's introduction sets the scene for this action-filled account of America's greatest peacetime naval tragedy in history. Only Pearl Harbor in 1941 would do more damage.

Just Joan: A Joan Crawford Appreciation

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Author: Donna Marie Nowak
Publisher: BearManor Media
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Just Joan: A Joan Crawford Appreciation by Donna Marie Nowak Book Resume:

"If you love Joan, you'll love this book!" - Terry Castle, daughter of William Castle (director, Strait-Jacket. I Saw What You Did; producer, Rosemary's Baby) Illustrated with over 300 photos, many of them rare and never before in print, JUST JOAN is a compilation of over four years of comprehensive research, culled from rare Lincoln Center archives, original magazines and those who knew her. Crawford is examined as a feminist forerunner, a gay icon, a dynamic artist, and as one of the world's great movie stars. The many anecdotes and quotes within JUST JOAN reveal the sassy, indomitable spirit of this actress who grew up in abject poverty with an indifferent family and yet, against unseemly strife and setbacks, rose from the ashes like a phoenix. Her determination, talent and committed work ethic enabled her to find a career and home with what would be one of the most celebrated and powerful studios in film history, MGM. Hers is the moving, complex story of the pursuit and realization of the American Dream, part sublime, part nightmare, self-actuated. With rich detail and devotion, JUST JOAN bears testament to Crawford's enduring enigma and powerful star. "If Joan Crawford was the ultimate star then Donna Nowak is the ultimate fan. She appreciates this complex subject for her skill as an actress, her importance as a pop culture icon, as well as displaying a fi ne sense of humor for Crawford's more lurid notoriety. Nowak has a fervor, devotion, and attention to detail that even the fastidious Crawford would cheer." - Charles Busch "Intelligent, insightful, witty - Donna Nowak's essays and reviews on the style, work and life of Joan Crawford would have compelled the Ultimate Star to officially adopt her as the devoted creative daughter she always longed for." - Shaun Considine

Shanghai Ink

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Author: Rashida Nashe
Publisher: Balboa Press
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Shanghai Ink by Rashida Nashe Book Resume:

Artist Dian Brennan has just escaped an abusive, grim marriage. Just as Shanghai, Abu Dhabi, and Prague are all reinventing themselves after times of great turmoil, Dian’s life shifts dramatically as she emerges from darkness and enters into a happy second marriage that takes her overseas. Her life as a mother, wife, and “expat” is interpreted through her paintings, which also reflect her love for new places, new people, and new cultures—but ultimately foretell far more than she imagines. Shanghai Ink is an epic work that spans three world cities while exploring themes of reinvention, relationships, identity, passion and independence. In this imaginative and unflinching exploration of the human spirit, Dian discovers who she really is with the cathartic help of art.

The Paradise War

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Author: Jack Mattis
Publisher: iUniverse
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The Paradise War by Jack Mattis Book Resume:

One of the untold stories of World War II, “The Paradise War” is about gold. French gold. Three-hundred-fifty tons of bullion dispatched by man-of-war to the French West Indies when the Nazis overran the mother country in the spring of 1940. A goodly portion of the wealth of France, the gold was secreted behind the walls of an ancient fortress on the island of Martinique. There it lay in the early years of the war while Nazi U-Boats prowled the Caribbean and the island braced for invasion, a treasure far too tempting to resist. When America entered the war in December of '41, Martinique was the gateway to the West Indies, the Gibraltar of the Caribbean. French warships were bottled up in the Bay of Forte de France, invasion plans were being drawn up by British and Americans, and with the gold smoldering in the hills, the island was a hotbed of confusion and intrigue. Enter Dante O'Shea, US Navy Captain, sent to Martinique to seek out the mysterious "Skipjack," an enigmatic islander who has uncovered a plot to hijack the gold. Enter also Oberleutnant Viktor Reinmann, special envoy of German Admiral Karl Doenitz and a young submariner seeking more than gold in this balmy island paradise. Meet Christopher Delon, a French castaway with a volatile secret of his own and Nikole Rollet, physician and artist, who knows the island and its secrets better than the drawing rooms of her native Normandy. And last but not least, meet Lillette Bonnier, the youthful courtesan who may hold the key to the survival of them all.

A Naturalist Goes Fishing

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Author: James McClintock
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press
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A Naturalist Goes Fishing by James McClintock Book Resume:

In the tradition of fishing classics, A Naturalist Goes Fishing combines elements of the triumph between fisher and fish, humor and wit, and a passionate concern for the natural environment. James McClintock takes us to some of the most breathtaking waters the world has to offer while capturing the drama and serendipity in the beloved sport of fishing. We follow him and his fishing buddies and professional guides, as he fishes off the marshy barrier islands of Louisiana, teeming with life but also ravaged by recent disasters like the Deepwater Horizon spill. We travel to the remote waters of New Zealand's Stewart Island, where the commercial fishing industry is fast disappearing; fish for gigantic Antarctic toothfish through a drilled ice hole at McMurdo Station; and scout for spotted bass on Alabama's Cahaba River, which has the highest diversity of fresh water fish in North America. As we take this global journey, we see how sea level rise, erosion, pollution, water acidification, and overfishing each cause damage. This strikingly beautiful narrative is a must read for anglers and nature lovers alike.

Alpine Tide: Book One of the Second Moon Trilogy

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Author: Jon Fischer
Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.
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Alpine Tide: Book One of the Second Moon Trilogy by Jon Fischer Book Resume:

Sea level is suddenly two miles high. A second moon appears in the sky. As violent ocean waves are threatening the peaks of the Rocky Mountains, a group of seven survivors must navigate the erratic alpine tides, while trying to unravel the mystery of why this happened. It is soon discovered that this cataclysmic event was not just by chance. And one of the survivors, Miriam Madsen, may be the planet's only hope. Explore the #AlpineTide online at www.alpinetide.com for exclusive content, author commentary, and a sneak peek at the next installment of the trilogy.

The Drowning

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Author: John Clark
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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The Drowning by John Clark Book Resume:

A small-time, down-and-out, poverty-stricken, alcoholic sixty-one-year-old attorney is offered the case of a lifetime: a wrongful death claim involving the drowning of a young man in Long Beach, Washington. He must pull himself together in order to competently handle the case, and he must find the strength and resources that will allow him to bring it to resolution. His adversary is a large Seattle defense law firm. Soon after accepting the case, strange and unpleasant things begin happening to him and those around him. These events become increasingly dangerous and life-threatening. It comes down to a race between the trial date and whether the lawyer can hold on emotionally and financially until then. The case causes him to lose one romantic relationship and start another.


Author: Nathan C. Green
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company
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STORY OF THE 1900 GALVESTON HURRICANE by Nathan C. Green Book Resume:

One hundred years after the hurricane of 1900 devastated Galveston, Texas, it remains the most deadly natural disaster in United States history. Although many heeded the warnings of local weatherman Dr. Isaac Monroe Cline, numerous others did not. More than 6,000 souls perished. Shortly after the storm, author Nathan C. Green set out to share with the world the Story of the 1900 Galveston Hurricane . For those who had lost their lives, he would become their voice; for those who had somehow miraculously survived, he would become their chronicler. To further memorialize the events of the Galveston Hurricane, Pelican has reprinted Dr. Isaac Monroe Cline's Storms, Floods and Sunshine: An Autobiography, which it first published in 1945.