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Author: David W. Penney
Genre: Art
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
ISBN: 9781588344526
Book Pages: 128
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This illustrated companion to the exhibition of the same name opening in August 2013 at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York reveals how the Anishinaabe artists have expressed the deeply rooted spiritual and social dimensions of their relations with the Great Lakes region. Original.

Author: Bob Cavnar
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603583176
Book Pages: 248
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Disaster on the Horizon is a behind-the-scenes investigative look at the worst oil well accident in US history, which led to the current environmental and economic catastrophe on the Gulf Coast. Cavnar uses his 30 years in the business to take readers inside the disaster, exposing the decisions leading up to the blowout and the immediate aftermath. It includes personal accounts of the survivors, assembled from testimony during various investigations, as well as personal interviews with survivors, witnesses, and family. It also provides a layman's look at the industry, its technology, people, and risks. It deconstructs events and decisions made by BP, Transocean, and the US Government before and after the disaster, and the effects of those decisions, both good and bad. Cavnar explains what happened in the Gulf, explores how we arrived at deep water drilling in the first place and then charts a course for how to avoid these disasters in the future.

Author: Eugene O'Neill
Genre: Drama
Publisher: Good Press
ISBN: EAN:4057664619006
Book Pages: 180
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

"Beyond the Horizon" by Eugene O'Neill. 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.

ISBN: NWU:35556030198006
Book Pages: 4
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Author: John Taylor
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated
ISBN: 1592866999
Book Pages: 190
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Stranded on an untamed continent thousands of miles from home, young Daniel and his mentor Abraham struggle to find their way back. Their adventures begin when their Viator airship crashes into a murky swamp while on route to a scientific research center. With their homing beacon unable to transmit from the swamp, the two heroes set out for some nearby mountains to reach higher ground. Their journey not only pits them against the forces of nature, but against a mysterious band of unseen natives whom our heroes struggle to elude. With their rescue seemingly at hand, Daniel and Abraham instead find themselves in the greatest danger of all. Theyare captured by a rival nation and held to face trial for the treasons of their ancestors. The journey brings Daniel face to face with the most fundamental questions of life, as he is forced to face his own mortality for the first time. Before the Horizon is more than just a simple physical journey. It is the mental and spiritual journey of one boyas quest to understand what life means and how it came to be. Before the Horizon is the story of one boyas journey into manhood.

Author: Elizabeth Peters
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: C & R Crime
ISBN: 9781780334493
Book Pages: 320
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Banned from the Valley of the Kings, Amelia Peabody and her distinguished husband have returned to England with their 19-year-old son Ramses and their foster daughter, Nefret. Ramses is secretly in love with Nefret and plans to flee to Germany to avoid temptation. Then a mysterious visitor changes the plan for the whole family. Set in the Sudan, this is another exciting adventure which follows the Peabody family as they confront all the forces against them armed only with a crumbling map and an important letter...

Author: Barry Lopez
Genre: Nature
Publisher: Random House Canada
ISBN: 9780735277465
Book Pages: 592
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

From the National Book Award-winning writer, humanitarian, environmentalist and author of the now-classic Arctic Dreams: a vivid, poetic, capacious work that recollects the travels around the world and the encounters--human, animal, and natural--that have shaped his extraordinary life. Poignantly, powerfully, it also asks "How do we move forward?" Taking us nearly from pole to pole--from modern megacities to some of the most remote regions on the earth--Barry Lopez, hailed by the Los Angeles Times Book Review as "one of our finest writers," gives us his most far-ranging yet personal work to date, in a book that moves through decades of his life as it describes his travels to six regions of the world: from the Oregon coast where he lives to the northernmost reaches of Canada; to the Galapagos; to the Kenyan desert; to Botany Bay in Australia; and in the resounding last section of this magisterial book, unforgettably to the ice shelves of Antarctica. As he revisits his growing up and these myriad travels, Lopez also probes the long history of humanity's quests and explorations, including the prehistoric peoples who trekked across Skraeling Island in northern Canada; the colonialists who plundered Central Africa; an Enlightenment-era Englishman who sailed the Pacific and a Native American emissary who arrived in Japan before it opened to the West. He confronts today's ecotourism in the tropics and visits the haunting remnants of a French colonial prison on Île du Diable in French Guiana. Through these journeys, and friendships forged along the way with scientists, archeologists, artists and local residents, Lopez searches for meaning and purpose in a broken world. With tenderness and intimacy, Horizon evokes the stillness and the silence of the hottest, the coldest and the most desolate places on the globe. It speaks with beauty and urgency to the invisible ties that unite us; voices concern and frustration alongside humanity and hope; and looks forward to our shared future as much as it looks back at a single life. Revelatory, powerful, profound, this is an epic work of nonfiction that makes you see the world differently: a crowning achievement by one of our most humane voices--one needed now more than ever.

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Armed Services
ISBN: STANFORD:36105045146979
Book Pages: 1261
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Author: Lick Observatory
Genre: Astronomy
ISBN: UCSC:32106015523084
Book Pages:
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Author: Scott Westerfeld
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 9781407173917
Book Pages: 256
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

This harrowing tale of supernatural suspense kicks off a new series from the visionary mind of #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld. When a plane crash-lands in the arctic, eight young survivors step from the wreckage expecting to see nothing but ice and snow. Instead they find themselves lost in a strange jungle with no way to get home and little hope of rescue. Food is running out. Water is scarce. And the jungle is full of threats unlike anything the survivors have ever seen before--from razor-beaked shredder birds to carnivorous vines and much, much worse. With danger at every turn, these eight kids must learn to work together to survive. But cliques and rivalries threaten to tear them apart. And not everyone will make it out of the jungle alive.