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The Tide: The Science and Stories Behind the Greatest Force on Earth

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“Superb. . . . A gently studious Bill Bryson crossed with an upbeat and relaxed WG Sebald.”—James McConnachie, Sunday Times (UK) Half of the world’ ...

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  • Editeur: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393243109
  • Genre: Science
  • Nombre de pages: 368
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: “Superb. . . . A gently studious Bill Bryson crossed with an upbeat and relaxed WG Sebald.”—James McConnachie, Sunday Times (UK) Half of the world’s population today lives in coastal regions lapped by tidal waters. But the tide rises and falls according to rules that are a mystery to almost all of us. In The Tide, celebrated science writer Hugh Aldersey-Williams weaves together centuries of scientific thinking with the literature and folklore the tide has inspired to explain the power and workings of this most remarkable force. Here is the epic story of the long search to understand the tide from Aristotle, to Galileo and Newton, to classic literary portrayals of the tide from Shakespeare to Dickens, Melville to Jules Verne. Throughout, Aldersey-Williams whisks the reader along on his travels: He visits the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, where the tides are the strongest in the world; arctic Norway, home of the raging tidal whirlpool known as the maelstrom; and Venice, to investigate efforts to defend the city against flooding caused by the famed acqua alta.


Tides

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In Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White takes readers across the globe to discover the science and spirit ...

  • L'auteur : Jonathan White
  • Editeur: Trinity University Press
  • ISBN: 1595348069
  • Genre: Nature
  • Nombre de pages: 360
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: In Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White takes readers across the globe to discover the science and spirit of ocean tides. In the Arctic, White shimmies under the ice with an Inuit elder to hunt for mussels in the dark cavities left behind at low tide; in China, he races the Silver Dragon, a twenty-five-foot tidal bore that crashes eighty miles up the Qiantang River; in France, he interviews the monks that live in the tide-wrapped monastery of Mont Saint-Michel; in Chile and Scotland, he investigates the growth of tidal power generation; and in Panama and Venice, he delves into how the threat of sea level rise is changing human culture—the very old and very new. Tides combines lyrical prose, colorful adventure travel, and provocative scientific inquiry into the elemental, mysterious paradox that keeps our planet’s waters in constant motion. Photographs, scientific figures, line drawings, and sixteen color photos dramatically illustrate this engaging, expert tour of the tides.


Beyond the Moon

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Finally, someone has written a comprehensive, easily readable explanation of the tides on earth that is both simple enough for students and solid enough fo ...

  • L'auteur : James Greig McCully
  • Editeur: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 9814338184
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  • Nombre de pages: 304
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Finally, someone has written a comprehensive, easily readable explanation of the tides on earth that is both simple enough for students and solid enough for their professors. Step by step, by analogy and illustration, "Beyond the Moon" describes how the cyclical motion of the near solar system is impressed upon the earth's oceans, and how the hydraulics over the continental shelf and the geography of the coastline orchestrate this rhythm into the bewildering variety of tide patterns seen around the globe. This volume demystifies the complexity of the tides by systematically examining its many constituents and demonstrates that: ?Nature is, at once, awesome in complexity and beautiful in simplicity.?Contents: The Tides in History. The Challenge of Understanding the Tides on EarthThe Lunar OrbitSolar Influences and Solar?Lunar Interaction. Gravitation and Tractal ForcesCelestial HarmonicsThe Coriolis Force and Oceanic Amphidromes. Coastal Kelvin Waves. Tidal Currents. Sea LevelThe Seiche Effect and Basins of Oscillation. Tidal IntermixingCoastal Geography and Near Shore Topography, Resonant Co-Oscillation and Sustained ForcingShallow Estuaries and Tidal Pumping. Tidal BoresThe Computation of the Tide-Tables. Chaos TheoryThe Weather and the Tides. Atmospheric TidesTidal Influence on Marine Biology. The Tides and Saltwater Fishing. Practical Tide-Table Information for Coastal BoatersThe Constituents of the Tides on Earth. Synopsis of Tidal InfluencesEpilogueDefinitions Readership: Undergraduate oceanography students and secondary science students, as well as their teachers. The general public with an interest in science and nature. Coastal boaters, sailors, yachtsmen, and fishermen.


Tides and the Ocean

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Surfers, sailors, and anyone who loves the ocean will enjoy this visual exploration of the world's seas along its shores, including rip tides, swells, wave ...

  • L'auteur : William Thomson
  • Editeur: Black Dog & Leventhal
  • ISBN: 0316414492
  • Genre: Nature
  • Nombre de pages: 224
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Surfers, sailors, and anyone who loves the ocean will enjoy this visual exploration of the world's seas along its shores, including rip tides, swells, waves, and tsunamis. Tide is the vertical motion of water, something so subtle it is impossible to see with the naked eye. Inspired by his travels around the world's coastline in a camper van with his young family, William Thomson captures the cycles of the sea's movement, and intersperses his adventures surfing the waves and charting the tides. Throughout Tides and the Ocean are his graphic renderings of unusual tidal maps, as well as other forms of water movement, including rip, rapids, swell, stream, tide, wave, whirlpool, and tsunami. Tides and the Ocean explains how the tides surge when the moon and sun align with the earth; how ocean streams alternate direction every six hours (which is invaluable information for kayakers, paddle boarders, and fishermen); why skyscraper-sized tsunamis occur frequently in an Alaskan Bay; and the most deadly beach orientation for rip currents. Also emphasized throughout is the importance of keeping the world's oceans healthy and full of life. Published in time for beach travel, this large-format hardcover is ideal for anyone who knows and loves the sea, and who wants to understand, discover, surf, or sail it better.


Moon Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island

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Make Your Escape with Moon Travel Guides! Rugged coastline, friendly people, and incredible scenery: make your own adventure with Moon Nova Scotia, New Bru ...

  • L'auteur : Andrew Hempstead
  • Editeur: Moon Travel
  • ISBN: 1631214888
  • Genre: Travel
  • Nombre de pages: 400
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Make Your Escape with Moon Travel Guides! Rugged coastline, friendly people, and incredible scenery: make your own adventure with Moon Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island. Strategic itineraries in an easy-to-navigate format so you can make the most of your time in each of the three provinces, including itineraries for a family trip, ocean adventures, and the week-long Best of Nova Scotia Curated advice from local Andrew Hempstead, who shares the secrets of his beloved islands with you Full-color with vibrant, helpful photos Detailed maps and directions with driving times and mileage Activities and ideas for every traveler: Explore historic attractions such as the imposing Citadel Hill with walks through coastal parks and feasts of fresh seafood from local waters. Hike through national parks, bike along back roads, kayak the coast, and admire the picturesque lighthouses. Follow the Cabot Trail to enjoy stunning scenery out your car window. Join in the dancing at a ceilidh and taste some rappie pie. See if you can spot one of the world's rarest whales, or indulge your literary side by visiting sights from Anne of Green Gables. Background information on the landscape, culture, history, and environment Essential insight for travelers on recreation, transportation, and accommodations, packaged in a book light enough to toss in your bag With Moon Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island's practical tips, myriad activities, and an insider's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way. Expanding your trip? Try Moon Atlantic Canada, or Moon Vancouver & Canadian Rockies Road Trip.


Encyclopedia of Mythological Objects

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Curious about the chains that bound Fenriswulf in Norse mythology? Or the hut of Baba Yaga, the infamous witch of Russian folklore? Containing more than on ...

  • L'auteur : Theresa Bane
  • Editeur: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476639205
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Nombre de pages: 227
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Curious about the chains that bound Fenriswulf in Norse mythology? Or the hut of Baba Yaga, the infamous witch of Russian folklore? Containing more than one thousand detailed entries on the magical and mythical items from the different folklore, legends, and religions the world over, this encyclopedia is the first of its kind. From Abadi, the named stone in Roman mythology to Zul-Hajam, one of the four swords said to belong to the prophet Mohammed, each item is described in as much detail as the original source material provided, including information on its origin, who was its wielder, and the extent of its magical abilities. The text also includes a comprehensive cross-reference system and an extensive bibliography to aid researchers.


Water in Medieval Literature

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This book uncovers the tremendous importance of water for European medieval literature, focusing on a large number of writers and poets. Water proves to be ...

  • L'auteur : Albrecht Classen
  • Editeur: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 1498539858
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 358
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This book uncovers the tremendous importance of water for European medieval literature, focusing on a large number of writers and poets. Water proves to be highly meaningful in religious, literary, and factual narratives insofar as it emerges as a central catalyst to bring about epiphany and epistemological and spiritual illumination.


The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind

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One of the most influential works of social psychology in history, The Crowd was highly instrumental in creating this field of study by analyzing, in detai ...

  • L'auteur : Gustave Le Bon
  • Editeur: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
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  • Genre: Psychology
  • Nombre de pages: N.A
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: One of the most influential works of social psychology in history, The Crowd was highly instrumental in creating this field of study by analyzing, in detail, mass behavior. The work is devoted to an account of the characteristics of crowds. The whole of the common characteristics with which heredity endows the individuals of a race constitute the genius of the race. When, however, a certain number of these individuals are gathered together in a crowd for purposes of action, observation proves that, from the mere fact of their being assembled, there result certain new psychological characteristics, which are added to the racial characteristics and differ from them at times to a very considerable degree. Although the volume focuses on crowd psychology, it is also brilliantly instructive on the effects of the generally accepted beliefs of a nation's citizenry on the processes of history. Among the topics covered here are general characteristics and mental unity of the crowd; the crowd's sentiments and morality; its ideas, reasoning power, and imagination; opinions and beliefs of crowds and the means used by leaders to persuade; classification of crowds, including criminal and electrical assemblages, as well as the functioning of criminal juries and parliamentary assemblies.


Humans in Space (Big Ideas: Low Intermediate)

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  • L'auteur : Martin Hajovsky
  • Editeur: Wayzgoose Press
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  • Genre: Science
  • Nombre de pages: 88
  • Langue: French/English
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The Science of Interstellar

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A journey through the otherworldly science behind Christopher Nolan’s award-winning film, Interstellar, from executive producer and Nobel Prize-winning p ...

  • L'auteur : Kip Thorne
  • Editeur: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393351386
  • Genre: Science
  • Nombre de pages: 336
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A journey through the otherworldly science behind Christopher Nolan’s award-winning film, Interstellar, from executive producer and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Kip Thorne. Interstellar, from acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, takes us on a fantastic voyage far beyond our solar system. Yet in The Science of Interstellar, Kip Thorne, the Nobel prize-winning physicist who assisted Nolan on the scientific aspects of Interstellar, shows us that the movie’s jaw-dropping events and stunning, never-before-attempted visuals are grounded in real science. Thorne shares his experiences working as the science adviser on the film and then moves on to the science itself. In chapters on wormholes, black holes, interstellar travel, and much more, Thorne’s scientific insights—many of them triggered during the actual scripting and shooting of Interstellar—describe the physical laws that govern our universe and the truly astounding phenomena that those laws make possible. Interstellar and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s14).


The Clockwork Universe

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New York Times bestselling author Edward Dolnick brings to light the true story of one of the most pivotal moments in modern intellectual history—when a ...

  • L'auteur : Edward Dolnick
  • Editeur: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062042262
  • Genre: Science
  • Nombre de pages: 416
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: New York Times bestselling author Edward Dolnick brings to light the true story of one of the most pivotal moments in modern intellectual history—when a group of strange, tormented geniuses invented science as we know it, and remade our understanding of the world. Dolnick’s earth-changing story of Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the birth of modern science is at once an entertaining romp through the annals of academic history, in the vein of Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything, and a captivating exploration of a defining time for scientific progress, in the tradition of Richard Holmes’ The Age of Wonder.


A God That Could Be Real

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A paradigm-shifting blend of science, religion, and philosophy for agnostic, spiritual-but-not-religious, and scientifically minded readers Many people are ...

  • L'auteur : Nancy Ellen Abrams
  • Editeur: Beacon Press
  • ISBN: 0807073407
  • Genre: Religion
  • Nombre de pages: 200
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A paradigm-shifting blend of science, religion, and philosophy for agnostic, spiritual-but-not-religious, and scientifically minded readers Many people are fed up with the way traditional religion alienates them: too easily it can perpetuate conflict, vilify science, and undermine reason. Nancy Abrams, a philosopher of science, lawyer, and lifelong atheist, is among them. And yet, when she turned to the recovery community to face a personal struggle, she found that imagining a higher power gave her a new freedom. Intellectually, this was quite surprising. Meanwhile her husband, famed astrophysicist Joel Primack, was helping create a new theory of the universe based on dark matter and dark energy, and Abrams was collaborating with him on two books that put the new scientific picture into a social and political context. She wondered, “Could anything actually exist in this strange new universe that is worthy of the name ‘God?’” In A God That Could Be Real, Abrams explores a radically new way of thinking about God. She dismantles several common assumptions about God and shows why an omniscient, omnipotent God that created the universe and plans what happens is incompatible with science—but that this doesn’t preclude a God that can comfort and empower us. Moving away from traditional arguments for God, Abrams finds something worthy of the name “God” in the new science of emergence: just as a complex ant hill emerges from the collective behavior of individually clueless ants, and just as the global economy emerges from the interactions of billions of individuals’ choices, God, she argues, is an “emergent phenomenon” that arises from the staggering complexity of humanity’s collective aspirations and is in dialogue with every individual. This God did not create the universe—it created the meaning of the universe. It’s not universal—it’s planetary. It can’t change the world, but it helps us change the world. A God that could be real, Abrams shows us, is what humanity needs to inspire us to collectively cooperate to protect our warming planet and create a long-term civilization.


Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse

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"What Moby-Dick is to whales, Brilliant Beacons is to lighthouses—a transformative account of a familiar yet mystical subject." —Laurence Bergreen, aut ...

  • L'auteur : Eric Jay Dolin
  • Editeur: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 1631491539
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 448
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: "What Moby-Dick is to whales, Brilliant Beacons is to lighthouses—a transformative account of a familiar yet mystical subject." —Laurence Bergreen, author of Columbus: The Four Voyages In this "magnificent compendium" (New Republic), best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin presents the definitive history of American lighthouses, and in so doing "illuminate[s] the history of America itself" (Entertainment Weekly). Treating readers to a memorable cast of characters and "fascinating anecdotes" (New York Review of Books), Dolin shows how the story of the nation, from a regional backwater colony to global industrial power, can be illustrated through its lighthouses—from New England to the Gulf of Mexico, the Great Lakes, the Pacific Coast, and all the way to Alaska and Hawaii. A Captain and Classic Boat Best Nautical Book of 2016


Life As We Knew It

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I guess I always felt even if the world came to an end, McDonald’s still would be open. High school sophomore Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a sp ...

  • L'auteur : Susan Beth Pfeffer
  • Editeur: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780547415994
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 352
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: I guess I always felt even if the world came to an end, McDonald’s still would be open. High school sophomore Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when an asteroid knocks the moon closer to Earth, like "one marble hits another." The result is catastrophic. How can her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis are wiping out the coasts, earthquakes are rocking the continents, and volcanic ash is blocking out the sun? As August turns dark and wintery in northeastern Pennsylvania, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove. Told in a year’s worth of journal entries, this heart-pounding story chronicles Miranda’s struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all—hope—in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world. An extraordinary series debut! Susan Beth Pfeffer has written several companion novels to Life As We Knew It, including The Dead and the Gone, This World We Live In, and The Shade of the Moon.


The Impact of Globalization on Infectious Disease Emergence and Control

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Globalization is by no means a new phenomenon; transcontinental trade and the movement of people date back at least 2,000 years, to the era of the ancient ...

  • L'auteur : Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Forum on Microbial Threats
  • Editeur: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 9780309164719
  • Genre: Medical
  • Nombre de pages: 246
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Globalization is by no means a new phenomenon; transcontinental trade and the movement of people date back at least 2,000 years, to the era of the ancient Silk Road trade route. The global spread of infectious disease has followed a parallel course. Indeed, the emergence and spread of infectious disease are, in a sense, the epitome of globalization. Although some experts mark the fall of the Berlin Wall as the beginning of this new era of globalization, others argue that it is not so new. The future of globalization is still in the making. Despite the successful attempts of the developed world during the course of the last century to control many infectious diseases and even to eradicate some deadly afflictions, 13 million people worldwide still die from such diseases every year. On April 16 and 17, 2002, the Forum on Emerging Infections held a working group discussion on the influence of globalization on the emergence and control of infectious diseases. The contents of the unattributed sections are based on the presentations and discussions that took place during the workshop. The Impact of Globalization on Infectious Disease Emergence and Control report summarizes the presentations and discussions related to the increasing cross-border and cross-continental movements of people and how this could exacerbate the emergence and global spread of infectious diseases. This report also summarizes the means by which sovereign states and nations must adopt a global public health mind-set and develop a new organizational framework to maximize the opportunities and overcome the challenges created by globalization and build the necessary capacity to respond effectively to emerging infectious disease threats.


The Deep Pull

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As science advances at breakneck speed, it becomes harder to make new discoveries and chart uncharted territory. Yet The Deep Pull: A Major Advance in the ...

  • L'auteur : Walter Hayduk
  • Editeur: FriesenPress
  • ISBN: 1525518720
  • Genre: Science
  • Nombre de pages: 249
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: As science advances at breakneck speed, it becomes harder to make new discoveries and chart uncharted territory. Yet The Deep Pull: A Major Advance in the Science of Ocean Tides does just that. This book offers the world a new model of tide formation that can actually find a pattern in previously unintelligible tide data and be applied to both oceanic and atmospheric tides. At the heart of this new model is a new theory on where lunisolar gravitational forces act. With this simple key, the author opens a new way of understanding a centuries-old science. Written for anyone with an interest in the mechanics behind natural phenomena, Walter Hayduk takes the readers through his thought process behind his new discovery. His accessible and engaging, step-by-step manner of uncovering a new paradigm through the exploration of data, analogies, and natural phenomena – from the Bay of Fundy’s incredible tides to tornadoes – provides the reader with the excitement of his or her own eureka moment of understanding the secret of the tides.


The Wild Robot

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Wall-E meets Hatchet in this New York Times bestselling illustrated middle grade novel from Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown Can a robot survive in the w ...

  • L'auteur : Peter Brown
  • Editeur: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 0316382019
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 288
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Wall-E meets Hatchet in this New York Times bestselling illustrated middle grade novel from Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown Can a robot survive in the wilderness? When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is all alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is--but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a violent storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realizes that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island's unwelcoming animal inhabitants. As Roz slowly befriends the animals, the island starts to feel like home--until, one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her. From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide.


The Greatest Works of Jules Verne: 25 Books in One Volume (Illustrated)

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  • L'auteur : Jules Verne
  • Editeur: e-artnow
  • ISBN: 8026868943
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 6079
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This carefully crafted ebook: "The Greatest Works of Jules Verne: 25 Books in One Volume (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870) Around the World in Eighty Days (1872) The Mysterious Island (1875) Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864) From the Earth to the Moon (1865) Around the Moon (1869) Michael Strogoff: The Courier of the Czar (1876) In Search of the Castaways or, The Children of Captain Grant (1868) Adrift in Pacific or, Two Years' Vacation (1888) Five Weeks in a Balloon (1863) Robur the Conqueror or, The Clipper of the Clouds (1886) Master of the World (1904) The Adventures of Captain Hatteras (1866) Tribulations of a Chinaman in China (1879) Mathias Sandorf (1885) Hector Servadac or, Off on a Comet (1877) Facing the Flag (1896) The Begum's Fortune (1879) Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen (1878) The Survivors of the Chancellor (1875) The Underground City or, The Child of the Cavern (1877) Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon (1881) The Purchase of the North Pole or, Topsy Turvy (1889) Cæsar Cascabel (1890) The Castle of the Carpathians (1892) Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist who pioneered the genre of science fiction.A true visionary with an extraordinary talent for writing adventure stories, his writings incorporated the latest scientific knowledge of his day and envisioned technological developments that were years ahead of their time. Verne wrote about undersea, air, and space travel long before any navigable or practical craft were invented.


The Greatest and Deadliest Hurricanes to Impact the Bahamas

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The Bahamas is ideally located directly in the path of hurricanes in the North Atlantic. These massive tropical cyclones have been ravaging the Bahamas sin ...

  • L'auteur : Wayne Neely
  • Editeur: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1532089228
  • Genre: Nature
  • Nombre de pages: 702
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: The Bahamas is ideally located directly in the path of hurricanes in the North Atlantic. These massive tropical cyclones have been ravaging the Bahamas since the Lucayan Indians blessed these islands with their presence. Now for the very first time, these greatest and deadliest Bahamian hurricanes have been presented and documented in book-form. Such named storms include Hurricanes Andrew, Floyd, Donna, Dorian, David, Matthew, Betsy, Frances, Jeanne, and Wilma. While other unnamed storms include, The Great Nassau Hurricane of 1926, The Great Abaco Hurricane of 1932, The Great Bahamas Hurricane of 1866, The Great Okeechobee Hurricane of 1928, and The Great Andros Island Hurricane of 1929. The Bahamas hurricane season, which lasts from June to November, has seen plenty of catastrophic storms throughout history. Here's a look at some of the greatest and deadliest storms that have hit the Bahamas over the past five centuries.


This Changes Everything

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WINNER 2014 – Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-Fiction Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient tru ...

  • L'auteur : Naomi Klein
  • Editeur: Knopf Canada
  • ISBN: 0307402029
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Nombre de pages: 352
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Détails: WINNER 2014 – Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-Fiction Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon—it’s about capitalism. The convenient truth is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed system and build something radically better. In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein, author of the global bestsellers The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth. Klein exposes the myths that are clouding the climate debate. We have been told the market will save us, when in fact the addiction to profit and growth is digging us in deeper every day. We have been told it’s impossible to get off fossil fuels when in fact we know exactly how to do it—it just requires breaking every rule in the “free-market” playbook: reining in corporate power, rebuilding local economies and reclaiming our democracies. We have also been told that humanity is too greedy and selfish to rise to this challenge. In fact, all around the world, the fight back is already succeeding in ways both surprising and inspiring. Climate change, Klein argues, is a civilizational wake-up call, a powerful message delivered in the language of fires, floods, storms and droughts. Confronting it is no longer about changing the light bulbs. It’s about changing the world—before the world changes so drastically that no one is safe. Either we leap—or we sink. Once a decade, Naomi Klein writes a book that redefines its era. No Logo did so for globalization. The Shock Doctrine changed the way we think about austerity. This Changes Everything is about to upend the debate about the stormy era already upon us.