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The Storm Whale in Winter

Author : ,

ISBN10 : 1471119998

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 32

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: A follow-up to the best-selling The Storm Whale, winner of the 2014 inaugural Oscar's First Book Prize in association with the Evening Standard. It’s winter time and Noi’s island is covered in a blanket of snow. Even the sea is icing over. Noi is worried about the little whale he saved last summer: Can he survive the harsh conditions? Little does Noi know that it’s the little whale’s turn to save him. A magical and touching story about a lasting friendship. A truly beautiful work packing a real emotional punch. ‘At the heart of this emotionally charged story is the joy of a lasting friendship, tender and true’ Fiona Noble for The Bookseller, Children’s Book of the Month

Waiting for the Whales

Author : Sheryl McFarlane

ISBN10 : 1459804740

Publisher : Orca Book Publishers

Number of Pages : 32

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: In this timeless classic set on the West Coast, an old man lives alone on a bluff overlooking the sea, tends his garden and waits. Only when the whales return each year to the bay in front of his cottage is his loneliness eased. One day his daughter and her baby return home to live with the old man, bringing a renewed sense of purpose to his life. As his granddaughter grows, the old man passes on a wealth of knowledge and wisdom as well as his passion for the whales. And each year they wait together for the whales to appear. Waiting for the Whales illuminates the unique friendship between grandparent and child and celebrates the restorative power of the natural world. Originally published twenty-five years ago, this award-winning picture book is sure to enchant a whole new generation of readers.

Emma and the Whale

Author : Julie Case

ISBN10 : 0553538497

Publisher : Schwartz & Wade

Number of Pages : 40

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: In this lyrical picture book with subtle conservation themes, a girl helps rescue a whale who has washed ashore. Here is a beautifully written, moving story that will appeal to all animal lovers, and to those interested in protecting our oceans and marine life. Emma lives in a crooked house in an old whaling town, and often takes her dog, Nemo, to the beach. On their walks, they find amazing treasures, like shells and stones and sea glass—and even a loggerhead turtle. But one day, they find something completely unexpected: a baby whale, washed ashore. Emma empathizes with the animal’s suffering, imagining what the whale is thinking and feeling. When the tide starts to come in, Emma pushes as the water swirls and rises, and eventually the whale swims free, back to her mother.

Whale Shines

Author : Fiona Robinson

ISBN10 : 1613125224

Publisher : Abrams

Number of Pages : 32

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: Â All day, Whale swims through the ocean, wearing a poster advertising the big upcoming art exhibition. He visits the eel who wriggles abstract patterns in the sand, the squid who paints with ink, and the hammerhead shark who builds sculptures from salvage. Whale sees his friends’ confidence and creativity and wishes he could be an artist too, but he doesn’t know what to make and insists he’s too ungainly to create art. Then one day, with the unexpected help of some bioluminescent plankton, he discovers his own distinct point of view and talent. From the award-winning author-illustrator of What Animals Really Like, hailed by School Library Journal as “sublime silliness,†? comes another inspiring tale about defying expectation and finding the artist within. Praise for Whale Shines STARRED REVIEW "At its core, Robinson’s (What Animals Really Like) story is a tried and true tale of a wallflower realizing his potential. But her understated, offbeat voice and visuals—a mashup of classicism and graphic novel sensibilities—makes this a standout: up-to-the-minute modern in its irreverence and offhandedness, yet timeless in its understanding of a character’s yearning." —Publishers Weekly, starred review "Sharp contrasts between light and dark are beautiful." —Kirkus Reviews "Children will embrace and understand the sincere, undervalued message of art as substantive and a way to “share one’s world.†? This inspiring tale of artistic collaboration between the whale and bioluminescent plankton will be shared again and again." —School Library Journal "The watercolor and pencil art makes excellent use of the spreads’ wide horizontality; while the art projects and, indeed, the underwater world are on the literal side for such an artistic-themed story, there’s a murky charm to life in the briny deep... What’s particularly appealing here is the casual inclusion of a wide variety of approaches to art, making this an entertaining lead-in to art projects, especially those involving the natural world." —Bulletin of The Center for Children’s Books

The Whale and the Supercomputer

Author : Charles Wohlforth

ISBN10 : 9781429923743

Publisher : North Point Press

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Nature

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Book Summary: In The Whale and the Supercomputer, scientists and natives wrestle with our changing climate in the land where it has hit first--and hardest A traditional Eskimo whale-hunting party races to shore near Barrow, Alaska--their comrades trapped on a floe drifting out to sea--as ice that should be solid this time of year gives way. Elsewhere, a team of scientists transverses the tundra, sleeping in tents, surviving on frozen chocolate, and measuring the snow every ten kilometers in a quest to understand the effects of albedo, the snow's reflective ability to cool the earth beneath it. Climate change isn't an abstraction in the far North. It is a reality that has already dramatically altered daily life, especially that of the native peoples who still live largely off the land and sea. Because nature shows her footprints so plainly here, the region is also a lure for scientists intent on comprehending the complexities of climate change. In this gripping account, Charles Wohlforth follows the two groups as they navigate a radically shifting landscape. The scientists attempt to decipher its smallest elements and to derive from them a set of abstract laws and models. The natives draw on uncannily accurate traditional knowledge, borne of long experience living close to the land. Even as they see the same things-a Native elder watches weather coming through too fast to predict; a climatologist notes an increased frequency of cyclonic systems-the two cultures struggle to reconcile their vastly different ways of comprehending the environment. With grace, clarity, and a sense of adventure, Wohlforth--a lifelong Alaskan--illuminates both ways of seeing a world in flux, and in the process, helps us to navigate a way forward as climate change reaches us all.

The Snow Merchant

Author : Sam Gayton

ISBN10 : 1448187516

Publisher : Random House

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: This new edition has artwork from award-winning illustrator Chris Riddell. Lettie Peppercorn lives in a house on stilts near the wind-swept coast of Albion. Nothing incredible has ever happened to her, until one winter's night, when the night the Snow Merchant comes. He claims to be an alchemist - the greatest that ever lived - and in his suitcase, he carries his newest invention: snow. 'A tale of self discovery, family and friendship...an inventive and accomplished debut' - Independent on Sunday 'A delightful debut...full of action and invention' - The Sunday Times 'A germ of JK and a pinch of Pullman' - TES

The Snow Queen

Author : Joan D. Vinge

ISBN10 : 0765389991

Publisher : Tor Books

Number of Pages : 496

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: This reissue of a modern classic of science fiction, the Hugo and Locus Award-winning and Nebula-nominated The Snow Queen, marks the first time the book has been reprinted in fifteen years. The imperious Winter colonists have ruled the planet Tiamat for 150 years, deriving wealth from the slaughter of the sea mers. But soon the galactic stargate will close, isolating Tiamat, and the 150-year reign of the Summer primitives will begin. Their only chance at surviving the change is if Arienrhod, the ageless, corrupt Snow Queen, can destroy destiny with an act of genocide. Arienrhod is not without competition as Moon, a young Summer-tribe sibyl, and the nemesis of the Snow Queen, battles to break a conspiracy that spans space. Interstellar politics, a millennia-long secret conspiracy, and a civilization whose hidden machineries might still control the fate of worlds all form the background to this spectacular hard science fiction novel from Joan D. Vinge. The Snow Queen Series The Snow Queen World’s End Summer Queen Tangled Up In Blue Other Books 47 Ronin Catspaw Cowboys & Aliens Dreamfall At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Narwhals

Author : Todd McLeish

ISBN10 : 0295804696

Publisher : University of Washington Press

Number of Pages : 216

Category : Nature

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Book Summary: Among all the large whales on Earth, the most unusual and least studied is the narwhal, the northernmost whale on the planet and the one most threatened by global warming. Narwhals thrive in the fjords and inlets of northern Canada and Greenland. These elusive whales, whose long tusks were the stuff of medieval European myths and Inuit legends, are uniquely adapted to the Arctic ecosystem and are able to dive below thick sheets of ice to depths of up to 1,500 meters in search of their prey-halibut, cod, and squid. Join Todd McLeish as he travels high above the Arctic circle to meet: Teams of scientific researchers studying the narwhal's life cycle and the mysteries of its tusk Inuit storytellers and hunters Animals that share the narwhals' habitat: walruses, polar bears, bowhead and beluga whales, ivory gulls, and two kinds of seals McLeish consults logbooks kept by whalers and explorers and interviews folklorists and historians to tease out the relationship between the real narwhal and the mythical unicorn. In Colorado, he visits climatologists studying changes in the seasonal cycles of the Arctic ice. From a history of the trade in narwhal tusks to descriptions of narwhals' vocalizations as heard through hydrophones, Narwhals reveals the beauty and thrill of the narwhal and its habitat, and the threat it faces from a rapidly changing world. Watch the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHwaqdKyLCQ&list=UUge4MONgLFncQ1w1C_BnHcw&index=9&feature=plcp

Extreme Snow Skiing

Author : Virginia Loh-Hagan

ISBN10 : 1634700716

Publisher : Cherry Lake

Number of Pages : 32

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

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Book Summary: High interest, edgy activities fill the pages of Nailed It! Extreme Snow Skiing. The carefully written, considerate text will hold the readers' interest and allow for successful mastery and comprehension. Written in the high-low format, this series has a HIGH interest level to appeal to a more mature audience but maintains a LOW level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Extreme Snow Skiing presents the thrills and spills of this most intriguing extreme sport. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance achievement and comprehension.

Whales on Stilts!

Author : M.T. Anderson

ISBN10 : 9781442406964

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 208

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: In Whales on Stilts, a madman has unleashed an army of stilt-walking, laser-beaming, thoroughly angry whales upon the world! Luckily, Jasper Dash and his friends Katie Mulligan and Lily Gefelty are around to save the day.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author : Sue Sheppy

ISBN10 : 1136033343

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Education

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Book Summary: The Practical Guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stage series will assist practitioners in the smooth and successful implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Each book gives clear and detailed explanations of each aspect of Learning and Development and encourages readers to consider each area within its broadest context to expand and develop their own knowledge and good practice. Practical ideas and activities for all age groups are offered along with a wealth of expertise of how elements from the practice guidance can be implemented within all early years settings. The books include suggestions for the innovative use of everyday ressources, popular books and stories. Using the clear and accessible material in this book practitioners will be guided through the process of helping children develop an understanding of themselves; to help them gain independence and to become excited and motivated about their learning. Practical examples and ideas are linked to the Practice Guidance to ensure that practitioners feel confident in their ability to support and develop children's emotional well-being and social skills as well as develop their own knowledge and understanding of this important aspect of the EYFS.

Anthropocene Fictions

Author : Adam Trexler

ISBN10 : 0813936934

Publisher : University of Virginia Press

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have transformed the Earth’s atmosphere, committing our planet to more extreme weather, rising sea levels, melting polar ice caps, and mass extinction. This period of observable human impact on the Earth’s ecosystems has been called the Anthropocene Age. The anthropogenic climate change that has impacted the Earth has also affected our literature, but criticism of the contemporary novel has not adequately recognized the literary response to this level of environmental crisis. Ecocriticism’s theories of place and planet, meanwhile, are troubled by a climate that is neither natural nor under human control. Anthropocene Fictions is the first systematic examination of the hundreds of novels that have been written about anthropogenic climate change. Drawing on climatology, the sociology and philosophy of science, geography, and environmental economics, Adam Trexler argues that the novel has become an essential tool to construct meaning in an age of climate change. The novel expands the reach of climate science beyond the laboratory or model, turning abstract predictions into subjectively tangible experiences of place, identity, and culture. Political and economic organizations are also being transformed by their struggle for sustainability. In turn, the novel has been forced to adapt to new boundaries between truth and fabrication, nature and economies, and individual choice and larger systems of natural phenomena. Anthropocene Fictions argues that new modes of inhabiting climate are of the utmost critical and political importance, when unprecedented scientific consensus has failed to lead to action. Under the Sign of Nature: Explorations in Ecocriticism

Blizzard

Author : Francis M

ISBN10 : 0571262430

Publisher : Faber & Faber

Number of Pages : 80

Category : Poetry

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Book Summary: Winner of the Southern Arts Prize and shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. The poems in Matthew Francis's first collection range from the light-hearted to the unsettling, from lyrical and witty evocations of landscape and domestic life to narratives of apocalypse and surreal fantasy. Night and winter provide the dominant metaphors, but, from this material, Francis, whose technical adroitness and flair for storytelling are equally remarkable, conjures up a substantial imaginative world in which it is possible to live with a renewed sense of freedom. Dark, dangerous and exhilarating, Blizzard reveals a fully mature and compelling talent.

Back to Earth To Be A Matrilocal Son-in-law

Author : Wan JiaDengHuo

ISBN10 : 1636664709

Publisher : Funstory

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: The genius, Tang Ming, unfortunately died in the Thunder Tribulation. When he woke up, he found that he had transmigrated into a son-in-law on Earth. With his memories of cultivation, he managed to topple the world and live a carefree life. Rather than depending on other experts, he would rather make himself an expert.

Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

Author : Herman Melville

ISBN10 : 073525317X

Publisher : McClelland & Stewart

Number of Pages : 686

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: “Call me Ishmael.” Thus begins one of the classics of American literature. A masterful tale of revenge, Moby Dick follows the relentless quest of Captain Ahab to find and slay the whale that stole his leg. The story touches of topics ranging from the technicalities of whale oil to the existence of God, and all things in between. It is Melville’s most ambitious novel, bending genres and styles, and is still considered one of the greatest achievements in American writing. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

When the Whales Leave

Author : Yuri Rytkheu

ISBN10 : 1571317252

Publisher : Milkweed Editions

Number of Pages : 132

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: This fable of an indigenous Arctic people “offers profound considerations about stewardship of and people’s relationships to the natural world” (Publishers Weekly). Nau cannot remember a time when she was not one with the world around her: with the fast breeze, the green grass, the high clouds, and the endless blue sky above the Shingled Spit. But her greatest joy is to visit the sea, where whales gather every morning to gaily spout rainbows. Then one day, she finds a man in the mist where a whale should be: Reu, who has taken human form out of his Great Love for her. Together these first humans become parents to two whales, and then to mankind. Even after Reu dies, Nau continues on, sharing her story of brotherhood between the two species. But as these origins grow distant, the old woman’s tales are subsumed into myth—and her descendants are increasingly bent on parading their dominance over the natural world. Buoyantly translated into English for the first time by Ilona Yazhbin Chavasse, this new entry in the Seedbank series is at once a vibrant retelling of the origin story of the Chukchi, a timely parable about the destructive power of human ego—and another unforgettable work of fiction from Yuri Rytkheu, “arguably the foremost writer to emerge from the minority peoples of Russia’s far north” (New York Review of Books). “We have so little intimate information about these Arctic people, and the writer’s deep emotional attachment to this landscape of ice (today melting away under global warming forces) makes every sentence seem a poetic revelation.” —Annie Proulx

The Snow Queen

Author : Michael Cunningham

ISBN10 : 1443433543

Publisher : Harper Collins

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Beautiful and heartbreaking, comic and tragic, The Snow Queen once again proves that Michael Cunningham is one of the great novelists of his generation Michael Cunningham's luminous novel begins with a vision. It's November 2004. Barrett Meeks, having lost love yet again, is walking through Central Park when he is inspired to look up at the sky; there he sees a pale, translucent light that seems to regard him in a distinctly godlike way. Barrett doesn't believe in visions—or in God—but he can't deny what he's seen. At the same time, in the not-quite-gentrified Bushwick neighbourhood of Brooklyn, Tyler, Barrett's older brother, a struggling musician, is trying—and failing—to write a song for Beth, his wife-to-be, who is seriously ill. Tyler is determined to write a wedding song that will be not merely a sentimental ballad, but an enduring expression of love. Barrett, haunted by the light, turns unexpectedly to religion. Tyler grows increasingly convinced that only drugs can release his creative powers. Beth tries to face mortality with as much courage as she can summon. Cunningham follows the Meeks brothers as each turns down a different path in his search for transcendence. In subtle, lucid prose, he demonstrates a profound empathy for his conflicted characters and a singular understanding of what lies at the depth of the human soul.

The Whale Road (The Oathsworn Series, Book 1)

Author : Robert Low

ISBN10 : 0007370415

Publisher : HarperCollins UK

Number of Pages : 400

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1989

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Book Summary: DISCOVER SOMETHING NEW WITH THIS LIMITED-TIME DISCOUNT ON BOOK ONE OF THE SERIES. The first in the Oathsworn series, charting the adventures of a band of Vikings on the chase for the secret hoard of Attila the Hun.

Moby-Dick

Author : Herman Melville

ISBN10 : 1509831487

Publisher : Pan Macmillan

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Teeming with ideas and imagery, and with its extraordinary intensity sustained by mischievous irony and moments of exquisite beauty, Moby-Dick is both a great American epic and a profoundly imaginative literary creation. Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features an afterword by Nigel Cliff. On board the whaling ship Pequod a crew of wise men and fools, renegades and seeming phantoms is hurled through treacherous seas by crazed Captain Ahab, a man hell-bent on hunting down the mythic White Whale. Herman Melville transforms the little world of the whale ship into a crucible where mankind's fears, faith and frailties are pitted against a relentless fate.

Complete Works

Author : Herman Melville

ISBN10 : 2291015370

Publisher : WS

Number of Pages : 1284

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: This ebook comprises the complete writings of Herman Melville. The collection is sorted chronologically by book publication. There are the usual inline tables of contents and links after each text/chapter to get back to the respective tables. The dates of first publication are noted. Typee: A Romance of the South Seas. (1846) Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas. (1847) Mardi: and A Voyage Thither. (1849) Redburn: His First Voyage. (1849) White-Jacket: or, The World in a Man-of-War. (1850) Moby-Dick: or, The Whale. (1851) Pierre: or, The Ambiguities. (1852) Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile. (1855) The Piazza Tales (1856): The Piazza, Bartleby, Benito Cereno, The Lightning-Rod Man, The Encantadas; or, Enchanted Isles, The Bell-Tower The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade. (1857) Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War. (1866) Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land. (1876) John Marr and Other Sailors with Some Sea Pieces. (1888) Timoleon and Other Ventures in Verse. (1891) The Apple-Tree Table, and Other Sketches (1922): The Apple-Tree Table, Jimmy Rose, I and my Chimney, The Paradise of Bachelors and The Tartarus of Maids, Cock-a-Doodle-Doo!, The Fiddler, Poor Man's Pudding and Rich Man's Crumbs, The Happy Failure, The 'Gees. Essays: Fragments from a Writing Desk No. 1 & 2, Etchings of a Whaling Cruise, Authentic Anecdotes of "Old Zack," Mr Parkman's Tour, Cooper's New Novel, A Thought on Book-Binding, Hawthorne and His Mosses. Uncollected Poems: Marquis de Grandvin at the Hostelry, Naples in the Time of Bomba, Immolated, Madam Mirror, The Wise Virgins to Madam Mirror, The New Ancient of Days, The Rusty Man, Thy Aim, Thy Aim?, The Old Shipmaster and his Crazy Barn, Camoens, Camoens in the Hospital, Montaigne and his Kitten, Falstaffs Lament over Prince Hal, Shadow at the Feast, Merry Ditty of the Sad Man, Honor, Fruit and Flower Painter, The Medallion, Time's Long Ago!, In the Hall of Marbles, Gold in the Mountain...