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Author: Steven G. Smith
Genre: Photography
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819578419
Book Pages: 112
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Steven G. Smith showcases the picturesque Thames River basin, which extends from southern Massachusetts through Connecticut to the Long Island Sound. The river and its watershed help define the borders of a valley that is unique among its East Coast neighbors, considered to be the last place where dark night sky can be viewed between Washington, D.C. and the Boston metro area. Locals like to call the area the “Quiet Corner” or the “Last Green Valley.” In 1994, the U.S. Congress designated parts of the area as a Natural Heritage Corridor because it is one of the last remaining stretches of green in the area and boasts some of the largest unbroken forests in southern New England. This full-color documentary photo essay explores this Atlantic gem, through the faces of the people and the landscapes. An excellent gift and an educational resource, the book includes a foreword by noted outdoor writer Steve Grant.


Author: Lori Rader-Day
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062560315
Book Pages: 416
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

From the critically-acclaimed author of The Day I Died comes a terrifying twist on a locked-room mystery that will keep readers guessing until the last page Only in the dark can she find the truth . . . Since her husband died, Eden Wallace's life has diminished down to a tiny pinprick, like a far-off star in the night sky. She doesn't work, has given up on her love of photography, and is so plagued by night terrors that she can't sleep without the lights on. Everyone, including her family, has grown weary of her grief. So when she finds paperwork in her husband's effects indicating that he reserved a week at a dark sky park, she goes. She's ready to shed her fear and return to the living, even if it means facing her paralyzing phobia of the dark. But when she arrives at the park, the guest suite she thought was a private retreat is teeming with a group of twenty-somethings, all stuck in the orbit of their old college friendships. Horrified that her get-away has been taken over, Eden decides to head home the next day. But then a scream wakes the house in the middle of the night. One of the friends has been murdered. Now everyone—including Eden—is a suspect. Everyone is keeping secrets, but only one is a murderer. As mishaps continue to befall the group, Eden must make sense of the chaos and lies to evade a ruthless killer—and she'll have to do it before dark falls…


Author: Antony Cooke
Genre: Science
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781846281495
Book Pages: 180
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Provide the reader with everything he needs to know about what to observe, and using some of today’s state-of-the-art technique and commercial equipment, how to get superb views of faint and distant astronomical objects. Only guide to live observation of deep space, utilizing modern image enhancement techniques (image intensifiers and CCD video monitors) Detailed information supplied on the image intensifiers and CCD video monitors Explains how to select and prepare sites for live viewing.


Author: Tiffany Francis-Baker
Genre: Nature
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472964588
Book Pages: 272
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Darkness has shaped the lives of humans for millennia, and in Dark Skies, Tiffany Francis travels around Britain and Europe to learn more about nocturnal landscapes and humanity's connection to the night sky. For a year, Tiffany travels through different nightscapes across the UK and beyond. She experiences 24-hour daylight while swimming in the Gulf of Finland and visits Norway to witness the Northern Lights and speak to people who live in darkness for three months each year. She hikes through the haunted yew forests of Kingley Vale and embarks on a nocturnal sail down the River Dart. As she travels, Tiffany explores how our relationship with darkness and the night sky has changed over time. In this personal and beautifully written nature memoir, Tiffany Francis investigates how our experiences of the night-time world have permeated our history, folklore, science, geography, art and literature.


Author: Danielle L. Jensen
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Publisher: Tor Teen
ISBN: 9781250317759
Book Pages: 464
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Unwanted betrothals, assassination attempts, and a battle for the crown converge in Danielle L. Jensen's Dark Skies, a new series starter set in the universe of the YA fantasy Sarah J. Maas called "everything I look for in a fantasy novel." A RUNAWAY WITH A HIDDEN PAST Lydia is a scholar, but books are her downfall when she meddles in the plots of the most powerful man in the Celendor Empire. Her life in danger, she flees west to the far side of the Endless Seas and finds herself entangled in a foreign war where her burgeoning powers are sought by both sides. A COMMANDER IN DISGRACE Killian is Marked by the God of War, but his gifts fail him when the realm under the dominion of the Corrupter invades Mudamora. Disgraced, he swears his sword to the kingdom’s only hope: the crown princess. But the choice sees him caught up in a web of political intrigue that will put his oath – and his heart – to the test. A KINGDOM UNDER SIEGE With Mudamora falling beneath the armies of the Corrupter, Lydia and Killian strike a bargain to save those they love most—but it is a bargain with unintended and disastrous consequences. Truths are revealed, birthrights claimed, and loyalties questioned—all while a menace deadlier and more far-reaching than they realize sweeps across the world. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Author: Lonely Planet
Genre: Nature
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1788686195
Book Pages: 288
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

We reveal the best star-gazing experiences around the world, including guides to 35 dark sky sites and national parks, many accredited by the International Dark Sky Association. This practical and comprehensive book also features information on the aurora, all 12 annual meteor showers, the next decade of full solar eclipses, an overview of commercial space fl ight and how to view NASA mission launches.* Published in time for the 50th anniversary year of the fi rst Moon landing* Reader will learn where and when to go, what to bring and what to see* A great gift for stargazers and those wanting to get to know the skies


Author: Tamara Boyens
Genre: Fiction
Publisher:
ISBN: 194459101X
Book Pages: 238
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Xero knows what she wants: absolute rule over Southern Arizona, a cure for the superbug that's killing her best friend, and a decent bar of soap. Some are easier to get than others. The dreaded Zaps are dissolving Trina's lungs, and only a rare medication can save her. No problem: Xero is an expert smuggler. As the ruler of the Tucson Exiles, she hustles supplies for the government and then pumps the desert full of illegal designer drugs on the sly. Catastrophe looms when Yuma goes kaboom, and Trina's cure is destroyed along with it. All that remains is a complicated web spun from Xero's biggest demons: money, germs, and drugs. As she struggles to dig up some Ketacillin, one thought stays with her: Who do you have to kill to get some soap and a hot shower? The body count climbs as Xero struggles to protect her friends and stay clean in a very dirty world.


Author: Diana Branisteanu
Genre:
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781257020591
Book Pages:
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi


Author: Lori Rader-Day
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062560285
Book Pages: 432
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

From the award-winning author of Little Pretty Things comes this gripping, unforgettable tale of a mother's desperate search for a lost boy. Anna Winger can know people better than they know themselves with only a glance—at their handwriting. Hired out by companies wanting to land trustworthy employees and by the lovelorn hoping to find happiness, Anna likes to keep the real-life mess of other people at arm’s length and on paper. But when she is called to use her expertise on a note left behind at a murder scene in the small town she and her son have recently moved to, the crime gets under Anna’s skin and rips open her narrow life for all to see. To save her son—and herself—once and for all, Anna will face her every fear, her every mistake, and the past she thought she'd rewritten.


Author: Jeffrey St. Clair
Genre: Nature
Publisher: A K PressDistribution
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131780343
Book Pages: 459
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Environmental muckraking by one of the America's most acclaimed radical journalists.