Voyage by Danielle Steel Book Summary:
Tout le monde connaît Maddy et Jack Hunter, un couple people tout droit sorti d'un conte de fées. Mais derrière les portes de leur intimité, bien des choses restent cachées. Quand la femme du président des États-Unis en personne propose à Maddy de participer à un comité de réflexion sur la violence domestique, elle accepte. Sans se douter qu'elle va vivre une expérience qui ébranlera toutes ses certitudes...
Voyage by Stephen Baxter Book Summary:
The space mission of a lifetime An epic saga of America's might-have-been, Voyage is a powerful, sweeping novel of how, if President Kennedy had lived, we could have sent a manned mission to Mars in the 1980s. Imaginatively created from the true lives and real events., Voyage returns to the geniuses of NASA and the excitement of the Saturn rocket, and includes historical figures from Neil Armstrong to Ronald Reagan who are interwoven with unforgettable characters whose dreams mirror the promise of a young space program that held the world in thrall. There is: Dana, the Nazi camp survivor who achieves the dream of his hated masters; Gershon, the Vietnam fighter jock determined to be the first African-American to land on another planet; and Natalie York, the brilliant geologist/astronaut who risks a career and love for the chance to run her fingers through the soil of another world.
Bone Voyage: Travel With Your Pet by Mary-Alice Pomputius Book Summary:
Mary-Alice Pomputius writes Dog Jaunt, a blog focused on traveling with a pet dog. She and Chloe, her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, have crossed the U.S. repeatedly, in all directions, and they've crossed its borders and the Atlantic too. Bone Voyage distills what they've learned, and makes pet travel easy and accessible. Vacationing with your pet may give your wallet a break, and traveling with your pet is fun. You'll see more of your destination, you'll make friends with people who want to meet your pet, and -- best of all -- you'll have your furry buddy with you for company. Bone Voyage is the ultimate guide for travelers who want to bring their pet along on their adventures. It's packed with information, advice, and first-hand accounts designed to make your journey a smooth one. You'll find tips for: Preparing your pet to travel comfortably and safely, whether it's in a car or on a plane, train, or boat Choosing a pet carrier the right size for your pet and for the space available on your plane Finding destinations and activities you'll love sharing with your pet Getting the right paperwork and satisfying the current requirements for taking your pet to your chosen destination Selecting the best pet travel gear, and packing it efficiently Making your way through an airport and onto a plane with a pet (including handling bathroom breaks!) Gene Openshaw, co-author of Rick Steves guidebooks, says: "With this book, you'll learn about the most pet-friendly destinations -- the best cities, airlines, hotels, and restaurants. You'll know what to pack, how to keep your pet safe and happy, and all the proper travel 'petiquette.' Whether you're flying to Europe or just taking a car trip, you'll want this book."
Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 by James Lovell Book Summary:
In April 1970, during the glory days of the Apollo space program, NASA sent Navy Captain Jim Lovell and two other astronauts on America's fifth mission to the moon. Only fifty-five hours into the flight of Apollo 13, disaster struck: a mysterious explosion rocked the ship, and soon its oxygen and power began draining away. Commander Lovell and his crew watched in alarm as the cockpit grew darker, the air grew thinner, and the instruments winked out one by one. The full story of the moon shot that almost ended in catastrophe has never been told, but now Lovell and coauthor Jeffrey Kluger bring it to vivd life. What begins as a smooth flight is transformed into a hair-raising voyage from the moment Lovell calls out, "Houston, we've got a problem." Minutes after the explosion, the astronauts are forced to abandon the main ship for the lunar module, a tiny craft designed to keep two men alive for just two days. But there are three men aboard, and they are four days from home. As the hours tick away, the narrative shifts from the crippled spacecraft to Mission Control, from engineers searching desperately for solutions to Lovell's wife and children praying for his safe return. The entire nation watches as one crisis after another is met and overcome. By the time the ship splashes down in the Pacific, we understand why the heroic effort to rescue Lovell and his crew is considered by many to be NASA's finest hour. This riveting book puts the reader right in the spacecraft during one of the worst disasters in the history of space exploration. Written with all the color and drama of the best fiction, Lost Moon is the true story of a thrilling adventure and an astonishing triumph over nearly impossible odds. It was a major Oscar(R)-nominated motion picture directed by Ron Howard and starred Tom Hanks and Kevin Bacon.
Argonautika: The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts by Mary Zimmerman Book Summary:
As in her Tony Award–winning Metamorphoses, Mary Zimmerman transforms Greek mythology—here the story of Jason and the Argonauts—into a mesmerizing piece of theater. Encountering an array of daunting challenges in their “first voyage of the world,” Jason and his crew illustrate the essence of all such journeys to follow—their unpredictability, their inspiring and overwhelming breadth of emotion, their lessons in the inevitability of failure and loss. Bursts of humor and fantastical creatures enrich a story whose characters reveal remarkable complexity. Medea is profoundly sympathetic even as the seeds are sown for the monstrous life ahead of her, and the brute strength of Hercules leaves him no less vulnerable to the vicissitudes of love. Zimmerman brings to Argonautika her trademark ability to encompass the full range of human experience in a work as entertaining as it is enlightening.
Oceanology: The True Account of the Voyage of the Nautilus (Ologies) by Ferdinand Zoticus de Lesseps Book Summary:
Follow the fascinating journey of Captain Nemo and explore the ocean's wonders, both real and imagined ... or are they? (Age 8 and up)What if a sixteen-year-old assistant traveled aboard the storied Nautilus, the narwhal-shaped submarine of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea? And what if he were the sole survivor of the ill-fated voyage and went on to relay his adventures to a certain . . . Jules Verne? Find this brave young man's own account in the lavishly illustrated Oceanology, a tale of an 1866 voyage of discovery that investigates diving bells and shipwrecks; coral reefs and ice canyons; sharks, giant octopi, and luminous sea monsters; underwater volcanoes, and even the legendary island of Atlantis.
Around the world: a narrative of a voyage in the East India Squadron under Commodore George C. Read. Volume 1 of 2 by J Sidney Henshaw Book Summary:
Title: Around the world : a narrative of a voyage in the East India Squadron under Commodore George C. Read.Author: J Sidney HenshawPublisher: Gale, Sabin Americana Description: Based on Joseph Sabin's famed bibliography, Bibliotheca Americana, Sabin Americana, 1500--1926 contains a collection of books, pamphlets, serials and other works about the Americas, from the time of their discovery to the early 1900s. Sabin Americana is rich in original accounts of discovery and exploration, pioneering and westward expansion, the U.S. Civil War and other military actions, Native Americans, slavery and abolition, religious history and more.Sabin Americana offers an up-close perspective on life in the western hemisphere, encompassing the arrival of the Europeans on the shores of North America in the late 15th century to the first decades of the 20th century. Covering a span of over 400 years in North, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean, this collection highlights the society, politics, religious beliefs, culture, contemporary opinions and momentous events of the time. It provides access to documents from an assortment of genres, sermons, political tracts, newspapers, books, pamphlets, maps, legislation, literature and more.Now for the first time, these high-quality digital scans of original works are available via print-on-demand, making them readily accessible to libraries, students, independent scholars, and readers of all ages.++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification:++++SourceLibrary: Huntington LibraryDocumentID: SABCP03815701CollectionID: CTRG01-B3602PublicationDate: 18400101SourceBibCitation: Selected Americana from Sabin's Dictionary of books relating to AmericaNotes: Frontispieces engraved by M. Osborne.Collation: 2 v. : ill. ; 20 cm
Vie Et Opinions de Tristram Shandy: Gentilhomme Suivies Du Voyage Sentimental Tome 2 (Litterature) (French Edition) by Sterne-L Book Summary:
Vie et opinions de Tristram Shandy: gentilhomme; suivies du Voyage sentimental; et des Lettres d'Yorick a Eliza. Tome 2 / par Sterne; traductions nouvelles par M. Leon de WaillyDate de l'edition originale: 1877Collection: [Bibliotheque Charpentier]Comprend: [Vie de Laurence Sterne]Ce livre est la reproduction fidele d'une oeuvre publiee avant 1920 et fait partie d'une collection de livres reimprimes a la demande editee par Hachette Livre, dans le cadre d'un partenariat avec la Bibliotheque nationale de France, offrant l'opportunite d'acceder a des ouvrages anciens et souvent rares issus des fonds patrimoniaux de la BnF.Les oeuvres faisant partie de cette collection ont ete numerisees par la BnF et sont presentes sur Gallica, sa bibliotheque numerique.En entreprenant de redonner vie a ces ouvrages au travers d'une collection de livres reimprimes a la demande, nous leur donnons la possibilite de rencontrer un public elargi et participons a la transmission de connaissances et de savoirs parfois difficilement accessibles.Nous avons cherche a concilier la reproduction fidele d'un livre ancien a partir de sa version numerisee avec le souci d'un confort de lecture optimal. Nous esperons que les ouvrages de cette nouvelle collection vous apporteront entiere satisfaction.Pour plus d'informations, rendez-vous sur www.hachettebnf.fr
Around the World: A Narrative of a Voyage in the East India Squadron, Under Commodore George C. Read, Vol. 1 of 2 (Classic Reprint) by John Henshaw Belcher Book Summary:
The frigate Columbia was built at Washington in the best skill of capital architects. She was launched and fitted with exultant pride, and pronounced not only good, but the very best of her class in the service. Various were the destinations suggested and conned at Washington for this new champion of the nation. Where might she best display her powers and captivating charms, was a question of as much solicitude for awhile, as the bringing out of an heiress in London.(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the aged text. Read books online for free at www.forgottenbooks.org
Around the World, Vol. 1 of 2: A Narrative of a Voyage in the East India Squadron, Under Commodore George C. Read (Classic Reprint) by An Officer of the U. S. Navy Book Summary:
Excerpt from Around the World, Vol. 1 of 2: A Narrative of a Voyage in the East India Squadron, Under Commodore George C. ReadIn the first place, the book was written on board ship; and any one, who has been at sea, must know full well that.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
By Zoticus de Lesseps Oceanology: The True Account of the Voyage of the Nautilus (Ologies) (Hardcover) August 25, 2009 by Zoticus de Lesseps Book Summary:
Noticeable wear to cover and pages. May have some markings on the inside. Fast shipping. Will be shipped from US. Used books may not include companion materials.
A Voyage Long and Strange: On the Trail of Vikings, Conquistadors, Lost Colonists, and Other Adventurers in Early America by Tony Horwitz Book Summary:
W hat happened in North America between Columbus's sail in 1492 and the Pilgrims' arrival in 1620? On a visit to Plymouth Rock, Tony Horwitz realizes he doesn't have a clue, nor do most Americans. So he sets off across the continent to rediscover the wild era when Europeans first roamed the New World in quest of gold, glory, converts, and eternal youth. Horwitz tells the story of these brave and often crazed explorers while retracing their steps on his own epic trek--an odyssey that takes him inside an Indian sweat lodge in subarctic Canada, down the Mississippi in a canoe, on a road trip fueled by buffalo meat, and into sixty pounds of armor as a conquistador reenactor in Florida.A Voyage Long and Strange is a rich mix of scholarship and modern-day adventure that brings the forgotten first chapter of America's history vividly to life.
Redburn: His First Voyage, Being the Sailor-Boy, Confessions and Reminiscences of the Son -of-a-Gentleman, In the Merchant Service (Penguin English Library) by Herman Melville Book Summary:
Wellington Redburn is a fifteen-year-old from the state of New York, with only one dream - to run away to sea. However, when he does fulfil this long-held fantasy, he quickly finds that reality as a cabin boy is far harsher than he ever imagined. Mocked by the crew on board the Highlander for his weakness and bullied by the vicious and merciless sailor Jackson, Wellington must struggle to endure the long journey from New York to Liverpool. But when he does reach England, he is equally horrified by what he finds there: poverty, desperation and moral corruption. Inspired by Melville's own youthful experiences on board a cargo boat, this is a compelling tale of innocence transformed, through bitter experience, into disillusionment. A fascinating sea journal and coming-of-age tale, Redburn provides a unique insight into the mind of one of America's greatest novelists.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Geronimo Stilton: The Kingdom of Fantasy #1–#5 Pack: Geronimo Stilton: The Kingdom of Fantasy / The Quest for Paradise/ The Amazing Voyage / The Dragon Prophecy / The Volcano of Fire by Geronimo Stilton Book Summary:
In these amazing tales, the cowardly Geronimo faces witches, fairies, ogres, and even nightmares!
The Welch Indians, or a Collection of Papers Respecting a People Whose Ancestors Emigrated from Wales to America in the Year 1170 With Prince Madoc ... First Voyage of Columbus) (Classic Reprint) by George Burder Book Summary:
Vith unexamplcd liberality you have difpatched a number of Mif Iionarics to Otaheite, and other iflands of the Pacilic Ocean. You have now in contemplation the benevolent plan of chriflianizing the poor opprefled A fricans. May the Almighty Saviour fucceed your philanthropic labours! Permit me to introduce to your compaflionate notice a numerous and long-neglected race of men, originally Britons, and ftill retaining the ancient Bririih language; but feparated by the vaft Atlantic from this illumined iile for more than Hxhundred years. If we may credit the mofl rcfpeclable tcllimonies, they preferve among them, with religious veneration, a manufcript volume, which is, with the greateft probability, fuppofecl to be THEB rine, that bleiled book which is able to make us wife to falvation. They cannot read it, yet long to know its contents; they have wept when flrangers have viiited them, unable like themfelves to perufe it. 11 atlition has taught them to expect that fome mellenger of Gotl will one day come among them, and unlock the lacretl cabinet.(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the aged text. Read books online for free at www.forgottenbooks.org