Author: Grace Nichols
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Grace Nichols' first collection of poetry for children, Come on into my Tropical Garden, was published by A&C Black in 1988. 25 years on, A&C Black is proud to re-release this together with her second collection, Give Yourself a Hug, in a new single-volume edition. The Caribbean rhythms and culture that come through her writing blend with the experience of moving to Britain to make this a truly multicultural collection from one of our foremost poets.
Skiing and Working in the Winter World of the Sierra Nevada
Author: Patrick Armstrong
Publisher: Abbott Press
Snow surveyors throughout the world get to see what most of us only dream about: stunning terrain, birdlife and animals rarely seen in lower elevations, and stars that seem close enough to grab. Patrick Armstrong reveals the little-known world of a snow surveyor in this fascinating account, transporting readers into the remote winter world of the Sierra Nevada in California. High in the mountains, Armstrong and his companions must cross twelve-thousand-foot passes and dig through snow to gain entrance to rock or log cabins for shelter at night. Traveling on skis, they often traverse more than a hundred miles each month during the winter and in the process climb and descend twenty or thirty thousand feet. This account also provides important and practical information on topics such as safe winter travel on skis, avalanche prediction and avoidance, cabin life, cooking on and maintaining wood-burning stoves, wildlife, and birdlife. Whether you’re involved in snow surveying and snowmelt water management or you’re just someone who enjoys the winter, wilderness, and the mountains, prepare yourself to enter a beautiful and remarkable winter world that has its dangers and sublime beauties.
Author: Charles Philip Sonett,Mark S. Giampapa,Mildred Shapley Matthews
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
An interdisciplinary approach to solar physics, as eighty-nine contributors trace the evolution of the Sun and provide a review of our current understanding of both its structure and its role in the origin and evolution of the solar system.
Author: Jane Barry
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A major novel of the Indian wars in the far West, told from both points of view—the Apache’s and the white man’s. Anna Stillman was on her way to Tucson to marry Lieutenant Linus Degnan, the son of the commandant of the U.S. fort there, when she was captured by an Apache raiding party. It was 1870, and the Apaches were making a fierce last stand against the white men who were driving them from their land. The Degnans, father and son, soon realized that any attempt to rescue Anna by force would endanger her life, and so they sent Shafter, an ex-Confederate whom the Indians trusted, to try to ransom her. Victorio, leader of the Mimbreños tribe, willingly set a price for the release of the Mexican girl who had been Anna’s traveling companion, but was unwilling to ransom Anna. Greatly disturbed by the Mexican girl’s report that Anna was living with an Apache brave, Linus and his father made every effort to get her back, only to discover that she no longer wanted to be rescued. Jane Barry develops her characters in depth—Anna, who could not avoid hurting the man she had always intended to marry; Joaquin, who had cast his lot with the Apaches when he found that he was not accepted in the white man’s world; Linus, whose struggle to save Anna made a man of him; and Shafter, who tried to be a friend to both Joaquin and Linus. Most of the Apache chiefs and some of the Americans who figure in the book are historical personages. Mrs. Barry’s thorough research has enabled her to bring the Apache civilization to life in vivid detail. A TIME IN THE SUN is a powerful novel about the conflicts experienced by people at odds with one another caught between two ways of life.
Author: Darren Mcdonough
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
There is a side to Thailand that very few people have seen and experienced. Darren Mcdonough is one of those people. In his new book, “It Should Never Have Happened to Me”, he recounts his experiences during a revealing sojourn in Thailand and takes readers alongside his odyssey through and out of the country’s seamy underbelly of sex, crime and drugs. Timely, redemptive and brutally honest, “It Should Never Have Happened to Me” is both a startling exposé of the dark side of Thailand and a chronicle of one man’s quest to overcome the trauma he experienced there.
Author: Peter Hoeg
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
Peter Høegs Weltbestseller – von Bille August mit Julia Ormond in der Hauptrolle verfilmt – führt mitten in Eis und Finsternis. Wenige Tage vor Weihnachten wird im Kopenhagener Hafenviertel ein sechsjähriger Junge gefunden: tot. Er ist offenbar vom Dach eines Lagerhauses gestürzt, und da man nur seine Spuren und die keines anderen auf dem Dach sieht, scheint der Fall klar: ein Unfall. Smilla Jaspersen, die im selben Haus wohnt wie der Junge, geht der Sache nach, und ihre aufregende Odyssee führt sie bis ins grönländische Eismeer...
Author: Jessica Day George
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Blessed-or cursed-with an ability to understand animals, the Lass (as she's known to her family) has always been an oddball. And when an isbjorn (polar bear) seeks her out, and promises that her family will become rich if only the Lass will accompany him to his castle, she doesn't hesitate. But the bear is not what he seems, nor is his castle, which is made of ice and inhabited by a silent staff of servants. Only a grueling journey on the backs of the four winds will reveal the truth: the bear is really a prince who's been enchanted by a troll queen, and the Lass must come up with a way to free him before he's forced to marry a troll princess.
Author: Patrick Bethea
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
In his powerful debut novel, Bethea takes us on an inevitable course of events taking place in the metro D.C. area where childhood friends and lovers, Puck and Marie, are caught up in a web that could only be weaved by Fate. As Puck is dying an untimely death at the hands of a grimy snitch, his son Puck Jr. is being born. PJ grows up with only one thought consuming him constantly avenging his father?s death. Finding true love in Alise still can?t slow down his lifelong vendetta. Love, rage, drugs, and murder equals Fate: What goes around comes around.
Author: Steve Ryan
Publisher: Steve Ryan
What if your family had drama on the holidays? What if one of your family members or friends embarrassed you during the holidays? What if you were shopping for the holidays and there was a shocking moment? Christmas Poetry for Everyone dives into some of these moments and stories. What was your funniest holiday moment? Yes, you’re laughing now thinking about it. Hold on that laughter, because Christmas Poetry for Everyone has some comedic poems as well that you will love. Enjoy the read!
Author: Nan Ryan
Publisher: Open Road Media
A kidnapped young woman finds she has nothing to fear but her own heart The toast of Chicago society at eighteen, Martay Kidd is too wild to be satisfied with a life spent in parlors and ballrooms. Bored with the big city, the slender beauty hops a westbound train to join her army general father in the frontier country of Colorado. But when she arrives in Denver, she becomes the unwitting target of a Sioux warrior named Night Sun, who seeks revenge against Martay’s father for slaughtering his family years before. Night Sun abducts the general’s daughter, stealing her away to a world that is far rougher, and far more exciting, than she could have ever imagined. Though stubborn, strange, and violent, Night Sun is no match for the fiery Midwestern debutante. And it will not be long before the mistress of the ballroom has him dancing to whatever tune she calls.
Author: Jordan Maxwell,Paul Tice,Alan Snow
Publisher: Book Tree
This book proves there is nothing new under the sun regarding many of our modern religious beliefs. This includes Christianity, and how many of its beliefs could be far older than what we have suspected. It gives a complete run-down of the stellar, lunar, and solar evolution of our religious systems and contains new, long-awaited, exhaustive research on the gods and our beliefs.
Author: Suzanne Barchers
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
Category: Social Science
This activity makes learning about Groundhog Day fun and engaging. This lesson is filled with ready-to-use reproducibles, fun facts, puzzles, crafts, and more. Turn holidays and cultural celebrations into learning experiences for your students.
Author: Alexandra Raife
Publisher: Hachette UK
No one really wants Kate at Allt Farr, the rambling house in Scotland that sometimes seems more of an albatross than an inheritance to the Munro family. A fragile 'townie', Kate is unused to the rigours of country life, particularly in winter, and her ignorance of country ways exasperates Max Munro, the head of the household who has worries enough trying to run the estate. But her gentle ways and cheerful willingness to tackle any chore quickly endear her to Max's mother and sisters, and when disaster strikes, Kate finds that she has earned a place at the heart of the family. The third novel in the Perthshire cycle.
Commissario Brunettis fünfundzwanzigster Fall
Author: Donna Leon
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
Brunettis Bravourstück. Der Commissario ermittelt in den Tiefen der Erinnerung: Contessa Lando-Continui möchte ihren Frieden finden, doch der tragische Sturz ihrer Enkelin in den Canale di San Boldo lässt ihr keine Ruhe. Was, wenn es kein Unfall war? Brunetti nutzt seine Connections, seine Einfühlung und seine Erfahrung. Der Jubiläumsfall.
Author: Edna Wilder
Publisher: University of Alaska Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Continuing the sacred tradition of her ancestors, in Once Upon an Eskimo Time Edna Wilder retells a year in her Eskimo mother’s life. Wilder eloquently captures the oral storytelling traditions of her people, and she employs descriptions of the weather and harsh climates of Alaska’s Norton Sound to illustrate the hardiness of her mother’s spirit. Family values, subsistence living, and the cycle’s of life form a narrative that captures the now-vanished lifestyle along the Bering Sea. “Readers of whatever age will enjoy Nedercook’s delightful account of the day-to-day, legends, and beliefs of the ancient Eskimo village of Rocky Point.”—Ames Tribune
Author: Jack Todd
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From an award-winning author whose ancestors lived the adventures in this novel comes a spectacular new epic about the American West. Part history, part romance, and part action-adventure novel, Sun Going Down follows the fortunes of Ebenezer Paint and his descendants—rough and tough individuals who are caught up in Civil War river battles, epic cattle drives through drought and blizzards, the horrors of Wounded Knee, the desperation of the dust bowl, and the prosperity of the roaring 1920s.
Author: Editors of Time Out
Publisher: Time Out Guides
Madrid has gone from shanty town to imperial capital in the last seven centuries. The local writers of Time Out Madrid assist travelers in seeing the city as a native, suggesting where to stay, eat, shop and experience its cultural offerings. Famed for its wild nights and lazy days, Madrid provides a whole lot more, from spectacular opera productions, chirpy folkloric zarzuela, and cutting-edge cuisine to ancient, tiled tabernas, designer-shoe shopping, and numerous flea markets. Written by resident journalists, Time Out Madrid also covers the artistic jewels housed in the Prado, Thyssen, and Reina Sofia, as well as the etiquette of watching a bullfight or joining in with a flamenco performance, as well as where to stay and how to escape the city heat. Also included are the intriguing stories behind some of the city’s best-known paintings, where to find gourmet tapas, the yoga centers, spas, and Turkish baths. Climbing, skiing, and hang-gliding are all within reach of the city, and suggested trips out of town are also recommended.
Author: Daniel J. Boorstin
An original history of man's greatest adventure: his search to discover the world around him. In the compendious history, Boorstin not only traces man's insatiable need to know, but also the obstacles to discovery and the illusion that knowledge can also put in our way. Covering time, the earth and the seas, nature and society, he gathers and analyzes stories of the man's profound quest to understand his world and the cosmos.