Sun Time Snow Time

Author: Grace Nichols

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408193027

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 97

View: 4935

Grace Nichols' first collection of poetry for children, Come on into my Tropical Garden, was published by A&C Black in 1988. 25 years on, A&C Black is proud to re-release this together with her second collection, Give Yourself a Hug, in a new single-volume edition. The Caribbean rhythms and culture that come through her writing blend with the experience of moving to Britain to make this a truly multicultural collection from one of our foremost poets.

The Log of a Snow Survey

Skiing and Working in the Winter World of the Sierra Nevada

Author: Patrick Armstrong

Publisher: Abbott Press

ISBN: 145821799X

Category: Nature

Page: 306

View: 4570

Snow surveyors throughout the world get to see what most of us only dream about: stunning terrain, birdlife and animals rarely seen in lower elevations, and stars that seem close enough to grab. Patrick Armstrong reveals the little-known world of a snow surveyor in this fascinating account, transporting readers into the remote winter world of the Sierra Nevada in California. High in the mountains, Armstrong and his companions must cross twelve-thousand-foot passes and dig through snow to gain entrance to rock or log cabins for shelter at night. Traveling on skis, they often traverse more than a hundred miles each month during the winter and in the process climb and descend twenty or thirty thousand feet. This account also provides important and practical information on topics such as safe winter travel on skis, avalanche prediction and avoidance, cabin life, cooking on and maintaining wood-burning stoves, wildlife, and birdlife. Whether you’re involved in snow surveying and snowmelt water management or you’re just someone who enjoys the winter, wilderness, and the mountains, prepare yourself to enter a beautiful and remarkable winter world that has its dangers and sublime beauties.

The Sun in Time

Author: Charles Philip Sonett,Mark S. Giampapa,Mildred Shapley Matthews

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816512973

Category: Science

Page: 990

View: 7205

An interdisciplinary approach to solar physics, as eighty-nine contributors trace the evolution of the Sun and provide a review of our current understanding of both its structure and its role in the origin and evolution of the solar system.

A Time in the Sun

Author: Jane Barry

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1787205665

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 370

View: 3230

A major novel of the Indian wars in the far West, told from both points of view—the Apache’s and the white man’s. Anna Stillman was on her way to Tucson to marry Lieutenant Linus Degnan, the son of the commandant of the U.S. fort there, when she was captured by an Apache raiding party. It was 1870, and the Apaches were making a fierce last stand against the white men who were driving them from their land. The Degnans, father and son, soon realized that any attempt to rescue Anna by force would endanger her life, and so they sent Shafter, an ex-Confederate whom the Indians trusted, to try to ransom her. Victorio, leader of the Mimbreños tribe, willingly set a price for the release of the Mexican girl who had been Anna’s traveling companion, but was unwilling to ransom Anna. Greatly disturbed by the Mexican girl’s report that Anna was living with an Apache brave, Linus and his father made every effort to get her back, only to discover that she no longer wanted to be rescued. Jane Barry develops her characters in depth—Anna, who could not avoid hurting the man she had always intended to marry; Joaquin, who had cast his lot with the Apaches when he found that he was not accepted in the white man’s world; Linus, whose struggle to save Anna made a man of him; and Shafter, who tried to be a friend to both Joaquin and Linus. Most of the Apache chiefs and some of the Americans who figure in the book are historical personages. Mrs. Barry’s thorough research has enabled her to bring the Apache civilization to life in vivid detail. A TIME IN THE SUN is a powerful novel about the conflicts experienced by people at odds with one another caught between two ways of life.

It Should Never Have Happened to Me

Author: Darren Mcdonough

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479714712

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 147

View: 9625

There is a side to Thailand that very few people have seen and experienced. Darren Mcdonough is one of those people. In his new book, “It Should Never Have Happened to Me”, he recounts his experiences during a revealing sojourn in Thailand and takes readers alongside his odyssey through and out of the country’s seamy underbelly of sex, crime and drugs. Timely, redemptive and brutally honest, “It Should Never Have Happened to Me” is both a startling exposé of the dark side of Thailand and a chronicle of one man’s quest to overcome the trauma he experienced there.

Educational Film Guide

Author: H.W. Wilson Company

Publisher: N.A


Category: Motion pictures

Page: N.A

View: 5612

Fate: What goes around comes around

Author: Patrick Bethea

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450087884

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 905

In his powerful debut novel, Bethea takes us on an inevitable course of events taking place in the metro D.C. area where childhood friends and lovers, Puck and Marie, are caught up in a web that could only be weaved by Fate. As Puck is dying an untimely death at the hands of a grimy snitch, his son Puck Jr. is being born. PJ grows up with only one thought consuming him constantly avenging his father?s death. Finding true love in Alise still can?t slow down his lifelong vendetta. Love, rage, drugs, and murder equals Fate: What goes around comes around.

Savage Heat

Author: Nan Ryan

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453282394

Category: Fiction

Page: 307

View: 2986

A rebellious Chicago debutante seeks adventure on the frontier and is kidnapped by a Sioux warrior, in a steamy romance by a USA Today–bestselling author. The toast of Chicago society at eighteen, Martay Kidd is too wild to be satisfied with a life spent in parlors and ballrooms. Bored with the big city, the slender beauty hops a westbound train to join her army general father in the frontier country of Colorado. But when she arrives in Denver, she becomes the unwitting target of a Sioux warrior named Night Sun, who seeks revenge against Martay’s father for slaughtering his family years before. Night Sun abducts the general’s daughter, stealing her away to a world that is far rougher, and far more exciting, than she could have ever imagined. Though stubborn, strange, and violent, Night Sun is no match for the fiery Midwestern debutante. And it will not be long before the mistress of the ballroom has him dancing to whatever tune she calls.

For the Love of Mac

Author: Sandra Reed

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477142290

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 326

View: 9940

I read somewhere that while we cannot direct the wind we can adjust our sails, simple yet profound. It was a Thursday when I filed for divorce. I know because most memorable things seem to happen to me on Thursdays. I could not change the past, but I could do something about the future. It was definitely time for some adjusting. Had I known what lie ahead, I may have given it more thought. Looking back on the last three years of singlehood I am amazed at the people, places and events that invaded my life, showering me with pleasure and pain. My name is Mac and this is an account of my journey, my steps as a divorced woman that tested my sanity and sense of humor. It has been filled with unexpected turns and uncharted roads, but isnt that what life is? Ive learned to cherish the steps, knowing that most of us never realize our dreams or ever reach our destinations. Our steps may be thoughtfully planned and well calculated but most often were forced to take side steps, back steps or just go in circles as forces over which we have no control dictate. I know it is the journey and not the end that is significant and eagerly wait for what comes next.

Astronomy Now

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Astronomy

Page: N.A

View: 4782

That Old-Time Religion

Author: Jordan Maxwell,Paul Tice,Alan Snow

Publisher: Book Tree

ISBN: 9781585091003

Category: Religion

Page: 124

View: 3431

This book proves there is nothing new under the sun regarding many of our modern religious beliefs. This includes Christianity, and how many of its beliefs could be far older than what we have suspected. It gives a complete run-down of the stellar, lunar, and solar evolution of our religious systems and contains new, long-awaited, exhaustive research on the gods and our beliefs.

Groundhog Day Puzzles and Activities (K–2)

Author: Suzanne Barchers

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1425873618

Category: Social Science

Page: 12

View: 6045

This activity makes learning about Groundhog Day fun and engaging. This lesson is filled with ready-to-use reproducibles, fun facts, puzzles, crafts, and more. Turn holidays and cultural celebrations into learning experiences for your students.

Sun on Snow

Perthshire Cycle

Author: Alexandra Raife

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444769391

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9088

No one really wants Kate at Allt Farr, the rambling house in Scotland that sometimes seems more of an albatross than an inheritance to the Munro family. A fragile 'townie', Kate is unused to the rigours of country life, particularly in winter, and her ignorance of country ways exasperates Max Munro, the head of the household who has worries enough trying to run the estate. But her gentle ways and cheerful willingness to tackle any chore quickly endear her to Max's mother and sisters, and when disaster strikes, Kate finds that she has earned a place at the heart of the family. The third novel in the Perthshire cycle.

Once Upon an Eskimo Time

Author: Edna Wilder

Publisher: University of Alaska Press

ISBN: 1602231141

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 197

View: 2058

Continuing the sacred tradition of her ancestors, in Once Upon an Eskimo Time Edna Wilder retells a year in her Eskimo mother’s life. Wilder eloquently captures the oral storytelling traditions of her people, and she employs descriptions of the weather and harsh climates of Alaska’s Norton Sound to illustrate the hardiness of her mother’s spirit. Family values, subsistence living, and the cycle’s of life form a narrative that captures the now-vanished lifestyle along the Bering Sea. “Readers of whatever age will enjoy Nedercook’s delightful account of the day-to-day, legends, and beliefs of the ancient Eskimo village of Rocky Point.”—Ames Tribune

Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow

Author: Jessica Day George

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1599907658

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 954

From bestselling author Jessica Day George comes a rich new fantasy, based on a Norwegian fairy tale, set in a land of eternal winter. Blessed--or cursed--with an ability to understand animals, the Lass (as she's known to her family) has always been seen as strange. And when an isbjorn (polar bear) seeks her out, and promises that her family will become rich if only the Lass will accompany him to his castle, she doesn't hesitate. But the bear is not what he seems, nor is his castle, which is made of ice and inhabited by a silent staff of servants. Only a grueling journey on the backs of the four winds will reveal the truth: the bear is really a prince who's been enchanted by a troll queen, and the Lass must come up with a way to free him before he's forced to marry a troll princess. Don't miss these other stories from New York Times bestselling author Jessica Day George: Silver in the Blood The Twelve Dancing Princesses series Princess of the Midnight Ball Princess of Glass Princess of the Silver Woods The Rose Legacy series The Rose Legacy Tuesdays at the Castle series Tuesdays at the Castle Wednesdays in the Tower Thursdays with the Crown Fridays with the Wizards Saturdays at Sea Dragon Slippers series Dragon Slippers Dragon Flight Dragon Spear

Sun Going Down

A Novel

Author: Jack Todd

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439165076

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 797

From an award-winning author whose ancestors lived the adventures in this novel comes a spectacular new epic about the American West. Part history, part romance, and part action-adventure novel, Sun Going Down follows the fortunes of Ebenezer Paint and his descendants—rough and tough individuals who are caught up in Civil War river battles, epic cattle drives through drought and blizzards, the horrors of Wounded Knee, the desperation of the dust bowl, and the prosperity of the roaring 1920s.

The Discoverers

Author: Daniel J. Boorstin

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307773555

Category: Science

Page: 768

View: 1862

An original history of man's greatest adventure: his search to discover the world around him. In the compendious history, Boorstin not only traces man's insatiable need to know, but also the obstacles to discovery and the illusion that knowledge can also put in our way. Covering time, the earth and the seas, nature and society, he gathers and analyzes stories of the man's profound quest to understand his world and the cosmos.