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Islands in the Sky

By Arthur C. Clarke
  • ISBN Code: : 0795325606
  • Publisher : Rosetta Books
  • Pages : 157
  • Category : Fiction
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The technologically groundbreaking novel of space exploration from the only science fiction author nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Roy Malcolm has always been fascinated by space travel. And when he wins a voyage to the Inner Space Station as a game show prize, he’s sure it’s the trip of a lifetime. Before long, Roy is taken in by the young crew—and shares their adventures and lives. One of Arthur C. Clarke’s earliest novels, Islands in the Sky is particularly noteworthy for its description of geostationary communications satellites. While this technology was nonexistent during the writing of this book, it later became commonplace—and Clarke is credited with the first practical descriptions of such technology. This book is compelling not just as a fictional tale, but as an example of the prescient power of Clarke’s vision. “[Clarke is] one of the truly prophetic figures of the space age.” —The New Yorker

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Each spring, formations of sandhill cranes crisscross the skies along Nebraska's Platte River in one of the last great migratory spectacles on the North American continent. From across the globe, tens of thousands of visitors gather to witness a land transformed, "wild with birds." But the central Platte River system is witness to even more than this wondrous annual event. It is also an abiding source of natural, agricultural, and economic life in three states as an icon of western history and as a place of wonder. In This River Beneath the Sky, Doreen Pfost seamlessly blends memoir and nature writing, tracking the Platte River valley for one calendar year, ushering readers through its diverse and changing landscape and the plants, animals, and humans that call the ecosystem home. From serving as a tour guide for visitors who come to see the sandhill crane migration to monitoring the population count on a bluebird trail, from exploring the human settlements surrounding the Platte River to wading the river with biologists, Pfost immerses herself in the rhythm and life of the area. Along with Pfost's personal experiences of the river, she explores the river's history, the land- and water-use choices that were made decades ago and their repercussions that must now be mitigated if cranes--and other species--are to survive and flourish, and the legislative and scientific efforts to preserve the diverse species and their essential habitat.

The Problim Children: Island in the Stars

By Natalie Lloyd
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062428292
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 490
  • Pdf File: the-problim-children.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Mystery and mayhem abound in the final book in New York Times bestselling author Natalie Lloyd's middle grade series, as the Problim siblings board a pirate ship to rescue their missing Mama and baby brother from the villainous Cheesebreath. Problim Children to the rescue! Sal and his siblings follow a trail of Toot’s toots as they sail through the barrier islands to rescue their baby brother from the evil Cheesebreath. He’s been holding Toot and Mama Problim hostage in the hopes that the Problims will lead him to their granddaddy’s treacherous treasure. But not all treasure is gold, and this one was buried long-ago for good reason. Can the Problims find Mama, rescue their brother, and destroy the treasure before Cheesebreath and their nasty neighbor Desdemona capture them all? Bursting with adventure, mystery, humor, and heart, the final book in Natalie Lloyd’s series is an affectionate ode to the wonders of being a weird kid in a weird family.

Into the Night Sky

By Paul Tweddle
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  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Book Code : 0752496131
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : History
  • Members : 521
  • Pdf File: into-the-night-sky.pdf

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Britain's most northerly bomber base - Middleton St George in County Durham - played a key role in the RAF's strategic night bomber offensive against Germany - from the day its resident Whitley bomber squadron flew its first offensive operational sorties in April 1941 up until the end of the war in Europe in May 1945. Over four hard years of total war, its squadrons of Whitleys, Halifaxes and Lancasters flew in all the main RAF offensives against the Third Reich. These included the Thousand Bomber Raids, the Battles of the Ruhr, Hamburg and Berlin, and finally the huge daylight raids that pulverised the failing heart of Nazi Germany in the closing months of the war in Europe.

One Piece, Vol. 29

By Eiichiro Oda
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  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
  • Book Code : 1421546299
  • Total of Pages : 229
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 245
  • Pdf File: one-piece-vol-29.pdf

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The Straw Hats have been stuck in a struggle for survival ever since Eneru made the ominous prediction that "in three hours, only five humans will be left standing on the island." Separated from each other, the crew eventually cross paths on the battlefield where the war for Skypiea is being waged! -- VIZ Media

The Great Perhaps: A Novel

By Joe Meno
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Book Code : 0393071375
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 719
  • Pdf File: the-great-perhaps.pdf

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“This ambitious, adventurous writer . . . recalls Anton Chekhov with his amused appreciation of human foibles.”—Wendy Smith, Chicago Tribune The sky is falling for the Caspers, a family of cowards. When the parents decide to separate, this family is forced to appreciate the cloudiness of this modern age.

Fist From the Sky

By Peter C. Smith
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  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Book Code : 1461750989
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : History
  • Members : 720
  • Pdf File: fist-from-the-sky.pdf

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Fascinating look from the Japanese side at Pearl Harbor and the Battle of Midway Fully authorized account including contemporary interviews with those that flew with Lt. Cdr. Egusa Lieutenant Commander Takashige Egusa was one of the Imperial Japanese Navy's most skillful and influential dive-bomber pilots. He led an attack force against Pearl Harbor, calmly circling his special flame-red Aichi dive bomber before selecting his target. Assaults on the deadly gun batteries of Wake Island followed, as well as air support for the invasion of Ambon. Badly burned at Midway, Egusa returned to duty, only to be killed on his final mission. As one Japanese officer said, "He was the 'God of Dive-Bombing.'" Fully placed in historical context and backed by a wealth of detail from archives, family records, photographs, and memories of contemporaries, the full story of Egusa's bravery, leadership qualities, and illustrious career comes to life.

International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

By Peter Hunt
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134879946
  • Total of Pages : 944
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 221
  • Pdf File: international-companion-encyclopedia-of-children-s-literature.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The International Companion Encyclopedia answers these questions and provides comprehensive coverage of children's literature from a wide range of perspectives. Over 80 substantial essays by world experts include Iona Opie on the oral tradition, Gillian Avery on family stories and Michael Rosen on audio, TV and other media. The Companion covers a broad range of topics, from the fairy tale to critical theory, from the classics to comics. Structure The Companion is divided into five sections: 1) Theory and Critical Approaches 2) Types and Genres 3) The Context of Children's Literature 4) Applications of Children's Literature 5) The World of Children's Literature Each essay is followed by references and suggestions for further reading. The volume is fully indexed.

Islands of Space

By John Campbell
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  • Publisher : Jovian Press
  • Book Code : 1537803948
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 418
  • Pdf File: islands-of-space.pdf

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John Campbell's book was written as a sequel to The Black Star Passes, and believe me, it was a world-beater in those days. Arcot, Wade, Morey and their computer, Fuller, put together a ship which will travel faster than light, they give us what may have been the first space-warp drive. The concept was simple; to make it plausible wasn't - unless you were John Campbell.