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At the Water's Edge

By Sara Gruen
  • ISBN Code: : 0385684894
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
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In her stunning new novel, Gruen returns to the kind of storytelling she excelled at in Water for Elephants: a historical timeframe in an unusual setting with a creature who may or may not be the hero of the story. After embarrassing themselves at the social event of the year in high society Philadelphia on New Year's Eve of 1942, Maddie and Ellis Hyde are cut off financially by Ellis's father, a former army colonel who is already embarrassed by his son's inability to serve in WWII due to color-blindness. Ellis decides that the only way to regain his father's favor is to succeed in a venture his father attempted and very publicly failed at: he will hunt the famous Loch Ness monster and, when he finds it, he will restore his father's name and return to his father's good graces (and pocketbook). Joined by their friend Hank, a wealthy socialite, the three make their way to Scotland in the midst of war. Each day, the two men go off to hunt the monster, while another monster, Hitler, is devastating Europe. Meanwhile, Maddie undergoes a social awakening: to the harsh realities of life, to the beauties of nature, to a connection with forces larger than herself, to female friendship, and, finally, to love.

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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 140904291X
  • Total of Pages : 411
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 384
  • Pdf File: rome.pdf

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From the Sunday Times bestselling author Manda Scott, a high-octane, stirring and exciting historical adventure full of intrigue and action. Perfect for fans of Simon Scarrow, Robert Harris and Conn Iggulden. "Intricately woven, cleverly plotted. Miss this at your peril!" -- BEN KANE "Intelligent, historical...I was bereft when I turned the final page." -- ROBERT LOW "A dazzling, wonderfully crafted tale. Spellbinding." -- GILES KRISTIAN "Manda Scott's 'Rome' is fast becoming one of my favourite series. Highly recommended." -- ***** Reader review "Definitely required reading for anyone interested in this phase of history, amongst others !!" -- ***** Reader review *********************************** TO SAVE ROME HE MUST PLACE HIS TRUST IN ANOTHER. Sebastos Pantera, known to his many enemies as the Leopard and something of a lone wolf, is the spy the Emperor Nero uses only for the most challenging and important of missions. His next mission: to find the most dangerous man in Rome's empire and bring him to bloody justice. His prey is cunning, subtle and ruthless. Saulos has pledged to bring about the destruction of Rome and her provinces and now fate, good luck and planning have given him the means to do so. The brilliance of Saulos' plan will be difficult to combat, but Pantera has a new ally: a king in the making who could change the future of his people - a man he can finally trust. If they work together, they could bring a province back from the edge of ruin. But first, they must attempt the impossible; an assault on an invulnerable fortress, where failure means death to them both. The story continues in Rome: The Eagle of the Twelfth. Have you read Rome: The Emperor's Spy, where the story begins?

Where Have All the Birds Gone?

By John Terborgh
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 0691219494
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 584
  • Pdf File: where-have-all-the-birds-gone.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Things are going wrong with our environment," writes John Terborgh, "even the parts of it that are nominally protected. If we wait until all the answers are in, we may find ourselves in a much worse predicament than if we had taken notice of the problem earlier. By waiting, one risks being too late; on the other hand, there can be no such thing as being too early." Terborgh's warnings are essential reading for all who care about migratory birds and our natural environment. Why are tropical migrant species disappearing from our forests? Can we save the birds that are left? Terborgh takes a more comprehensive view of migratory birds than is usual--by asking how they spend their lives during the half-year they reside in the tropics. By scrutinizing ill-planned urban and suburban development in the United States and the tropical deforestation of Central and South America, he summarizes our knowledge of the subtle combination of circumstances that is devastating our bird populations. This work is pervaded by Terborgh's love for the thrushes, warblers, vireos, cuckoos, flycatchers, and tanagers that inhabited his family's woodland acreage while he was growing upbirds that no longer live there, in spite of the preservation of those same woods as part of a county park. The book is a tour of topics as varied as ecological monitoring, the plight of the Chesapeake wetlands, the survival struggle of Central American subsistence farmers, and the management of commercial forests.

Chief White Eagle

By L. S. Wood
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1491791705
  • Total of Pages : 234
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 248
  • Pdf File: chief-white-eagle.pdf

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It is a joyful day when an infant boy is born into a free roaming tribe of Abnaki Indians residing in Vermont. As the village celebrates little White Eagles birth, a pair of unfriendly eyes watches from the distance and contemplates how to uproot the friendly tribe from their home. While White Eagle grows up in a loving family, the white man settles closer every day to their village, eventually forcing the tribe to move to a reservation governed by their race. As White Eagles journey eventually leads to become the one of tribes best hunters and the next-in-line to become chief, he finds love, marries, and sires a son. But when smallpox takes his family away forever, a devastated White Eagle buries them away from their village. Determined not to abandon them, White Eagle finds refuge from his troubles inside a nearby mountain cave and creates a solitary existence. As years and seasons pass, White Eagle quietly ages without any idea that he is about to finally realize his purpose in the world. In this historical novel, an Abnaki Indian journeys through a challenging existence as he attempts to avoid capture by the white man and bravely confronts his destiny as life comes full circle.

The Glass Room

By Simon Mawer
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  • Publisher : Abacus
  • Book Code : 0748115684
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 884
  • Pdf File: the-glass-room.pdf

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE Cool. Balanced. Modern. The precisions of science, the wild variance of lust, the catharsis of confession and the fear of failure - these are things that happen in the Glass Room. High on a Czechoslovak hill, the Landauer House shines as a wonder of steel and glass and onyx built specially for newlyweds Viktor and Liesel Landauer, a Jew married to a gentile. But the radiant honesty of 1930 that the house, with its unique Glass Room, seems to engender quickly tarnishes as the storm clouds of WW2 gather, and eventually the family must flee, accompanied by Viktor's lover and her child. But the house's story is far from over, and as it passes from hand to hand, from Czech to Russian, both the best and the worst of the history of Eastern Europe becomes somehow embodied and perhaps emboldened within the beautiful and austere surfaces and planes so carefully designed, until events become full-circle.

Down at the Docks

By Rory Nugent
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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Book Code : 0307378039
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 612
  • Pdf File: down-at-the-docks.pdf

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In the opening pages of Moby Dick, Herman Melville called New Bedford, Massachusetts, “the dearest place to live in, in all of New England.” But the old fishing port and manufacturing center—once one of the richest cities in New England—has withered in the modern economy. Its once-prosperous fishermen now struggle with government regulations and fished-out seas, while its empty factories now offer more work to the Fire Department than anyone else. In Down at the Docks, Rory Nugent tells the “riches to rags” story of this iconic American town through beautifully told and unsentimental portraits of its residents. Their lives inform a eulogy to the distinctive ideas, traditions, and culture that is about to disappear from the waterfront.

The Canadian guide-book the tourist's and sportsman's guide to eastern Canada and Newfoundland : including full descriptions of routes, cities, points of interest, summer resorts, fishing places, etc. in eastern Ontario, the Muskoka district, the St. Lawr

By Ch. G. Roberts
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5872246188
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  • Category : History
  • Members : 328
  • Pdf File: the-canadian-guide-book-the-tourist-s-and-sportsman-s-guide-to-eastern-canada-and-newfoundland.pdf

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Read and download full book The Canadian guide-book the tourist's and sportsman's guide to eastern Canada and Newfoundland : including full descriptions of routes, cities, points of interest, summer resorts, fishing places, etc. in eastern Ontario, the Muskoka district, the St. Lawr

Earth Odyssey

By Mark Hertsgaard
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  • Publisher : Crown
  • Book Code : 0307484084
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 903
  • Pdf File: earth-odyssey.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Like many of us, Mark Hertsgaard has long worried about the declining health of our environment. But in 1991, he decided to act on his concern and investigate the escalating crisis for himself. Traveling on his own dime, he embarked on an odyssey lasting most of the decade and spanning nineteen countries. Now, in Earth Odyssey, he reports on our environmental predicament through the eyes of the people who live it. From the gilded boardrooms of Paris to the traffic-clogged streets of Bangkok, we travel from the deep human past to our still unfolding future. Much of the story revolves around people like Zhenbing, Hertsgaard's charismatic interpreter in China, whose desire to escape poverty leaves him indifferent to his country's horrific air and water pollution. We also meet Garang, a proud Dinka tribesman whose response to Sudan's famine shows the difficulty of building an environmentally sustainable future without bridging the gap between rich and poor. Drawing on interviews with Václav Havel, Al Gore, Jacques Cousteau, and numerous other prominent figures, Hertsgaard offers fresh insight into such complex issues as humanity's growing addiction to the automobile, the insidious spread of nuclear technology, and the inevitable tension between unfettered capitalism and the health of the biosphere. Earth Odyssey is a vivid, passionate narrative about one man's journey around the world in search of the answer to the most important question of our time: Is the future of the human species at risk? Combining first-rate reportage with irresistible storytelling, Mark Hertsgaard has written an essential--and ultimately hopeful--book about the uncertain fate of humankind.

Conrad in the Public Eye

By John Gerard Peters
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  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Book Code : 9042023953
  • Total of Pages : 275
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 165
  • Pdf File: conrad-in-the-public-eye.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is a collection of difficult-to-find and typically early commentary on Conrad¿s life and works. The selections contained shed light on Conrad¿s life and works, as well as the way in which his works were promoted to the public. Selections include those by the American novelist Christopher Morley and the Irish novelist Liam O¿Flaherty. Also included is a previously unpublished essay by Conrad¿s friend Richard Curle. Of particular interest are the promotional materials, which are collected together for the first time and reveal how Conrad was perceived by the general reading public and how he was marketed by his publishers.