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The Black Coast

The Black Coast Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Rebellion Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1786183358
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War Dragons. Fearsome Raiders. A Daemonic Warlord on the Rise. When the citizens of Black Keep see ships on the horizon, terror takes them because they know who is coming: for generations, the keep has been raided by the fearsome clanspeople of Tjakorsha. Saddling their war dragons, Black Keep's warriors rush to defend their home only to discover that the clanspeople have not come to pillage at all. Driven from their own land by a daemonic despot who prophesises the end of the world, the raiders come in search of a new home . . . Meanwhile the wider continent of Narida is lurching toward war. Black Keep is about to be caught in the crossfire – if only its new mismatched society can survive. The start of an unmissable fantasy series.

Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast

Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bruce Conord
Editor: Hunter Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 1588438163
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Peppered throughout the text are quotes from literature, music and popular sayings, from everyone from Gilbert and Sullivan to Martin Luther King and The Beach Boys. All fit the text, and you'll be excused from breaking away from the travel information and thumbing through to see who the Conords will quote next. The book recommends locking your passport in your hotel safe and, when you go out, carrying a photocopy that you've made before you leave home. That advice generates much debate in travel circles, a question of balancing authorities' insistence on seeing the original document with the risk of losing it. In any case, a copy made before departure without that all-important entry stamp into the country would never suffice. But these matters are small and forgivable in a guide packed with such solid information." --

Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait

Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bathsheba Demuth
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393635171
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Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait by Bathsheba Demuth Summary

A groundbreaking exploration of the relationship between capitalism, communism, and Arctic ecology since the dawn of the industrial age. Whales and walruses, caribou and fox, gold and oil: through the stories of these animals and resources, Bathsheba Demuth reveals how people have turned ecological wealth in a remote region into economic growth and state power for more than 150 years. The first-ever comprehensive history of Beringia, the Arctic land and waters stretching from Russia to Canada, Floating Coast breaks away from familiar narratives to provide a fresh and fascinating perspective on an overlooked landscape. The unforgiving territory along the Bering Strait had long been home to humans—the Inupiat and Yupik in Alaska, and the Yupik and Chukchi in Russia—before Americans and Europeans arrived with revolutionary ideas for progress. Rapidly, these frigid lands and waters became the site of an ongoing experiment: How, under conditions of extreme scarcity, would the great modern ideologies of capitalism and communism control and manage the resources they craved? Drawing on her own experience living with and interviewing indigenous people in the region, as well as from archival sources, Demuth shows how the social, the political, and the environmental clashed in this liminal space. Through the lens of the natural world, she views human life and economics as fundamentally about cycles of energy, bringing a fresh and visionary spin to the writing of human history. Floating Coast is a profoundly resonant tale of the dynamic changes and unforeseen consequences that immense human needs and ambitions have brought, and will continue to bring, to a finite planet.

West Coast Wild

West Coast Wild Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Deborah Hodge
Editor: Groundwood Books Ltd
ISBN: 1554984416
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This stunning nature alphabet book explores the fascinating ecosystem of the Pacific west coast — a magnificent area that combines an ancient rainforest, a rugged beach and a vast, open ocean, and where whales, bears, wolves, eagles and a rich variety of marine species thrive in an interconnected web of life. Author Deborah Hodge has spent more than forty years on the west coast, frequently visiting the Pacific Rim region, and she knows it intimately. From A to Z she describes in vivid language the rainforest, ocean and beach, and a great variety of animals that a child might see walking along the shore — from tiny sea jellies to inquisitive sandpipers to leaping orcas. Illustrator Karen Reczuch brings her remarkable talent to the book, and has created image after image that is simply breathtaking. The text and art have been carefully checked for scientific accuracy. Includes a note about the Pacific west coast and suggestions for exploring the region and further reading.

The Seabound Coast

The Seabound Coast Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Johnston,William G.P. Rawling,Richard H. Gimblett,John MacFarlane
Editor: Dundurn
ISBN: 9781554889082
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The Seabound Coast by William Johnston,William G.P. Rawling,Richard H. Gimblett,John MacFarlane Summary

Based on extensive archival research, it traces the story of the navy, from its beginnings as Lauriers tinpot navy, and includes the interwar years.

Response of Upper Gulf Coast Estuaries to Holocene Climate Change and Sea-level Rise

Response of Upper Gulf Coast Estuaries to Holocene Climate Change and Sea-level Rise Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John B. Anderson,Antonio B. Rodriguez
Editor: Geological Society of America
ISBN: 0813724430
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Response of Upper Gulf Coast Estuaries to Holocene Climate Change and Sea-level Rise by John B. Anderson,Antonio B. Rodriguez Summary

One of the main impacts of global warming is accelerated sea-level rise: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predictions suggest that the rate of rise could reach as high as 5'10 mm/yr by the end of this century. While it is generally recognized that accelerated sea-level rise will severely impact low-gradient coastlines, scientists are still ill prepared to predict coastal response. A study of seven Gulf Coast estuaries (Mobile Bay and Mississippi Sound, Weeks Bay, Calcasieu Lake, Sabine Lake, Galveston Bay, Matagorda Bay, and Corpus Christi Bay) was aimed at examining their response to past changes in the rate of sea-level rise and climate. The rates of change are of the same magnitude as those predicted for this century. The estuarine response to change has been one of abrupt landward retreat and major reorganization of estuarine environments at decadal time scales. This book should be of interest to scientists and policy makers concerned with future impacts of global warming.

The Fabled Coast

The Fabled Coast Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sophia Kingshill,The Estate of Jennifer Westwood
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1409038459
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Pirates and smugglers, ghost ships and sea-serpents, fishermen’s prayers and sailors’ rituals – the coastline of the British Isles plays host to an astonishingly rich variety of local legends, customs, and superstitions. In The Fabled Coast, renowned folklorists Sophia Kingshill and Jennifer Westwood gather together the most enthralling tales and traditions, tracing their origins and examining the facts behind the legends. Was there ever such a beast as the monstrous Kraken? Did a Welsh prince discover America, centuries before Columbus? What happened to the missing crew of the Mary Celeste? Along the way, they recount the stories that are an integral part of our coastal heritage, such as the tale of Drake’s Drum, said to be heard when England was in peril, and the mythical island of Hy Brazil, which for centuries appeared on sea charts and maps to the west of Ireland. The result is an endlessly fascinating, often surprising journey through our island history.

The Mosquito Coast

The Mosquito Coast Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Theroux
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547525176
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SOON TO BE AN APPLE TV+ SERIES STARRING JUSTIN THEROUX AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER• "A gripping adventure story."—New York Times Book Review The paranoid and brilliant inventor Allie Fox takes his family to live in the Honduran jungle, determined to build a civilization better than the one they've left. Fleeing from an America he sees as mired in materialism and conformity, he hopes to rediscover a purer life. But his utopian experiment takes a dark turn when his obsessions lead the family toward unimaginable danger.

Wines and Wineries of California’s Central Coast

Wines and Wineries of California’s Central Coast Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William A. Ausmus
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520931831
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Wines and Wineries of California’s Central Coast by William A. Ausmus Summary

In comparative tastings, wines from California's Central Coast rival those from such renowned regions as Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Napa, yet they also offer superb value. This is the first comprehensive guide to one of the world's most dynamic and beautiful wine regions-and the setting for the award-winning movie Sideways. An excellent, one-stop resource for touring and tasting at convenient wineries located from Monterey to Santa Barbara, the guide is organized into county-by-county alphabetical listings for this up-and-coming region. Wines and Wineries of California's Central Coast includes: * Profiles of nearly 300 wineries personally visited by the author * Profiles of individual vintners * 5 maps * Winery ratings, plus author and winemaker recommendations * Visitors' and contact information for each winery * Discussions of regional wine history and terroir * Descriptions of designated American Viticultural Areas and grape varietals

The Lost Coast

The Lost Coast Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Amy Rose Capetta
Editor: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 1536206598
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The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta Summary

The spellbinding tale of six queer witches forging their own paths, shrouded in the mist, magic, and secrets of the ancient California redwoods. Danny didn’t know what she was looking for when she and her mother spread out a map of the United States and Danny put her finger down on Tempest, California. What she finds are the Grays: a group of friends who throw around terms like queer and witch like they’re ordinary and everyday, though they feel like an earthquake to Danny. But Danny didn’t just find the Grays. They cast a spell that calls her halfway across the country, because she has something they need: she can bring back Imogen, the most powerful of the Grays, missing since the summer night she wandered into the woods alone. But before Danny can find Imogen, she finds a dead boy with a redwood branch through his heart. Something is very wrong amid the trees and fog of the Lost Coast, and whatever it is, it can kill. Lush, eerie, and imaginative, Amy Rose Capetta’s tale overflows with the perils and power of discovery — and what it means to find your home, yourself, and your way forward.

Christmas on the Coast

Christmas on the Coast Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lee Tobin McClain
Editor: HQN Books
ISBN: 1488068909
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There’s no better place to spend Christmas than on the Chesapeake Bay, where it’s always the perfect season to start over. Former police officer Paul Thompson has come to the little town of Pleasant Shores to heal his PTSD. The prescription involves volunteering, therapy and, most of all, a stable routine for his young son. Falling for Amber Rowe, however, would make that stability impossible. Even though she immediately bonds with little Davey, Amber’s future is filled with uncertainty, and Paul can’t bear to see his son love and lose someone else. Amber got to know Paul’s late wife while writing a book about cancer. In doing so, she learned a secret that could tear Paul’s world apart. Keeping her distance is the best way to avoid unwittingly causing turmoil for a man she’s come to care about more than she ever intended. But as Christmas draws near and their joint volunteer project develops, so does the depth of their feelings. And soon, Amber will have to choose between keeping a promise and committing to a risky love…

Overstated

Overstated Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Colin Quinn
Editor: St. Martin\'s Press
ISBN: 1250268451
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In Colin Quinn's new book, the popular comedian, social commentator, and star of the shows Red State Blue State and Unconstitutional tackles the condition of our union today. Utah: The Church of States Vermont: The Old Hippie State Florida: The Hot Mess State Arizona: The Instagram Model State Wisconsin: The Diet Starts Tomorrow State The United States is in a fifty-states-wide couples’ counseling session, thinking about filing for divorce. But is that really what we want? Can a nation composed of states that are so different possibly hang together? Colin Quinn, comedian, social commentator, and writer and star of Red State Blue State and Unconstitutional, calls us out state-by-state, from Connecticut to Hawaii. He identifies the hypocrisies inherent in what we claim to believe and what we actually do. Within a framework of big-picture thinking about systems of government—after all, how would you put this country together if you started from scratch today?—to dead-on observations about the quirks and vibes of the citizens in each region, Overstated skewers us all: red, blue, and purple. It’s ultimately infused with the same blend of optimism and practicality that sparked the U.S. into being.

The Granite Coast Murders

The Granite Coast Murders Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jean-Luc Bannalec
Editor: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1250753074
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The Granite Coast Murders by Jean-Luc Bannalec Summary

In The Granite Coast Murders, the sixth installment of Jean-Luc Bannalec's bestselling mystery series, Commissaire Dupin returns to investigate a murder at a gorgeous Brittany beach resort. Inspector Dupin and Claire are on a two-week vacation, but while Claire seems to enjoy the quiet of the beach, Commissaire Dupin takes every opportunity to leave the beach towel. The fabulous dinners on the hotel patio and the rumors about a stolen statue of a saint are the few interesting moments of his days on vacation. But then a tourist vanishes without trace and there’s an attack on a deputy to the local assembly, who is involved in confrontations with local farmers. Shortly after that, the Britanny beach resort is shocked by the discovery of a corpse. Dupin clandestinely begins to investigate with the help of the local villagers, something he must keep a secret from Claire and his colleagues in Concarneau. Between bewitched valleys and beautiful beaches, an unfathomable case develops.

Naples, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast

Naples, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marina Carter
Editor: Hunter Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 9781588436016
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Naples, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast by Marina Carter Summary

Hedonistic resorts are counterbalanced here by Greek and Roman excavations. Tour Pompeii and Herculaneum, an amphitheater or a submerged city. Visit hissing beaches and bubbling spas on Ischia. Take in the gastronomic specialties of gourmet pizza, handmade pasta and fresh seafood. Here is a guide to it all, from art and vineyards to fashions and antiques. Cooking and language classes are featured. Index, photos, town and regional maps.

The Coast of Bohemia

The Coast of Bohemia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Dean Howells
Editor: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1776676378
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The Coast of Bohemia by William Dean Howells Summary

In this engaging novel from "Dean of American Letters" William Dean Howells, a sheltered young woman from the Midwest makes her way to New York to pursue a career as an artist. Once there, she experiences a vertiginous degree of culture shock as she falls in with a crowd of counterculture intellectuals.

Coast Guard relationship between resources used and results achieved needs to be clearer : report to the Subcommittee on Oceans, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. Senate.

Coast Guard relationship between resources used and results achieved needs to be clearer : report to the Subcommittee on Oceans, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. Senate. Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
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Find Momo Coast to Coast

Find Momo Coast to Coast Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Knapp
Editor: Quirk Books
ISBN: 1594747822
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Play hide-and-seek with Instagram’s favorite border collie, hiding in every page of this book of beautiful landscape photography. Momo, the adorable border collie who hides in the photography of his best buddy, Andrew Knapp, is on a 15,000-mile road trip. And you’re invited for a coast-to-coast game of hide-and-seek! Look for Momo hiding in Grand Central Station, in front of the White House, on the streets of San Francisco, and amid quirky back-road wonders that only these seasoned travelers could find. In this follow-up to Find Momo, their smash first book, Momo and Andrew share a continent-spanning collection of gorgeous new images never seen on their (insanely popular) Instagram feed. Find Momo Coast to Coast is part game, part photography book, part road-trip journal … and a whole lot of fun!

Coast Guard's acquisition management Deepwater Project's justification and affordability need to be addressed more thoroughly : report to the Subcommittee on Transportation, Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Senate

Coast Guard's acquisition management Deepwater Project's justification and affordability need to be addressed more thoroughly : report to the Subcommittee on Transportation, Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Senate Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
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Coast Guard

Coast Guard Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Hutton
Editor: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437907024
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