The Book of Tides

Author: William Thomson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1786480808

Category: Travel

Page: 224

View: 7461

An idiosyncratic, richly illustrated guide to Britain's rivers, seas and shores, for everyone who loves the water and the natural world - a Norwegian Wood for Britain's waters This is a book for those who want to understand better how the waters surrounding us affect our daily lives, how it imperceptibly but crucially shapes our actions, and has shaped our landscape for millenia. It's for anyone who knows and loves our coast, and who wants to understand, discover, surf, or sail it better. Inspired by his own witnessing of the power of the sea through travelling around Britain's coastline in a panel van with his young family, William Thomson tells the story of the cycles of the sea. He combines a lyrical, passionate narrative with graphically beautiful renderings of the main forms of water which affect Britain: Rip, Rapids, Swell, Stream, Tide, Wave, Whirlpool, Tsunami. The Book of Tides is a book for all of us who feel the pull of the sea and the tug of the tide.

Geheimnis der Gezeiten

Roman

Author: Hannah Richell

Publisher: Diana Verlag

ISBN: 3641090245

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 8571

Eine Geschichte über Betrug, Vergebung und die Tragik eines Augenblicks Dora ist vierzehn, als ihr kleiner Bruder beim Spielen an den Klippen von Dorset spurlos verschwindet. Eine Katastrophe, an der Doras Familie zerbricht. Elf Jahre später kehrt die junge Frau zurück in das Haus am Meer – und zu den Erinnerungen an jenen schrecklichen Tag. Endlich wird sie eine Wahrheit erfahren, die ihre Mutter zu lange verschwieg, denn alles begann mit einer unheilvollen Lüge ... Dora Tide ist fast noch ein Kind, als ihr kleiner Bruder beim Spielen zwischen den steilen Klippen an der Küste Dorsets plötzlich verschwindet. Ein Augenblick der Unachtsamkeit führt zur Katastrophe, nach der die Familie Tide auseinanderbricht. Elf Jahre später kehrt Dora zurück nach Dorset, in das Zuhause ihrer Kindheit, und sucht Antworten auf die Fragen, die sie seit jenem Tag quälen. Wo waren die Eltern, als Dora damals mit ihren Geschwistern am Meer spielte? Welches Geheimnis verbirgt ihre Mutter Helen bis zum heutigen Tag vor ihrer Tochter? Nach all den Jahren erfährt Dora eine Wahrheit, die Helen ihr viel zu lange verschwieg. Für die beiden Frauen ist der Moment gekommen, sich der Vergangenheit zu stellen ...

The Prince of Tides

A Novel

Author: Pat Conroy

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453204024

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 7930

New York Times bestseller: A “powerful” Southern drama about the destructive repercussions of keeping an unspeakable family secret (The Atlanta Journal). Tom Wingo has lost his job, and is on the verge of losing his marriage, when he learns that his twin sister, Savannah, has attempted suicide again. At the behest of Savannah’s psychiatrist, Dr. Susan Lowenstein, Tom reluctantly leaves his home in South Carolina to travel to New York City and aid in his sister’s therapy. As Tom’s relationship with Susan deepens, he reveals to her the turbulent history of the Wingo family, and exposes the truth behind the fateful day that changed their lives forever. Drawing richly from the author’s own troubled upbringing, The Prince of Tides is a sweeping, powerful novel of unlocking the past to overcome the darkest of personal demons—it’s Pat Conroy at his very best.

UEA MA 2016 Prose

Creative Writing Anthologies Prose

Author: Angela Readman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911027102

Category:

Page: 72

View: 1752

Das Spiel der Götter (4)

Die eisige Zeit - Roman

Author: Steven Erikson

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641089794

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 5383

Die fanatischen Heerscharen des Pannionischen Sehers stürmen aus dem Süden heran und überziehen Genabackis mit einer Welle der Gewalt. Um die schreckliche Armee abzuwehren, muss sich Hohefaust Dujek Einarm mit seinen früheren Feinden verbünden. Ob er dem Kriegsherrn Caladan Bruth und den Bewohnern der fliegenden Festung Mondbrut trauen kann, ist eine andere Frage. Doch Einarm hat keine Wahl: Die Truppen des Feindes rücken näher ...

The Book of Tides

Author: Elizabeth Stead

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780143003472

Category: Australian fiction

Page: 349

View: 2513

I will dream of that place - I will dream of a sea god and sandstone painted by a sun and carved by and ocean, and a flame tree will grow in my heart and I will smile in memory of the harbour . . . Beccy Holt is full of dreams. But she is also a survivor. When she moves away from a hippie commune and into the respectable village of Proudie Bay, she must learn who to love, and how; when to mourn, and when to celebrate. Another stirring, beautifully written novel by Elizabeth Stead.

Die Unsichtbaren

Author: Roy Jacobsen

Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof

ISBN: 8711449659

Category:

Page: 270

View: 4915

"Ein geheimnisvolles Meisterwerk! Norwegen, erste Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts: eine abgelegene Insel hoch oben im Norden an der zerklüfteten Küste. Für Hans und Maria Barroy ist sie das Paradies auf Erden. Sie leben mit ihrer kleinen Familie von dem, was der karge Boden und das wilde Meer ihnen bescheren. Ihre Tochter Ingrid hingegen will mehr. Sie geht aufs Festland. Als Hausmädchen findet sie eine Anstellung bei einer wohlhabenden Familie. Rührend kümmert sie sich um deren Kinder Felix und Suzanne. Doch eines Tages sind deren Eltern verschwunden. Ingrid entschließt sich, die beiden Waisen mit auf ihre Insel zu nehmen. Es ist der Beginn einer dramatischen Entwicklung! Anrührend und weise, heiter und lebendig. Roy Jacobsens Beschreibungen der Menschen und der Natur sind atemberaubend." AUTORENPORTRÄT Roy Jacobsen, geboren 1954 in Oslo, ist einer der meistgelesenen Schriftsteller Norwegens. Mit Kurzgeschichten und zwölf Romanen hat er sich auch über die Grenzen Norwegens hinaus einen Namen gemacht. Sein Werk ist in seiner Heimat mit zahlreichen Literaturpreisen ausgezeichnet worden.

The House of Tides

Author: Hannah Richell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781455579143

Category: FICTION

Page: 213

View: 2646

The Tides are a family with many secrets. Haunted by the events of one tragic day a decade ago, they are each, in their own way, struggling to move forward with their lives. There is Dora, the family's youngest daughter, who lives in a ramshackle London warehouse with her artist boyfriend. She is doing a good job of skating across the surface of her life, but when she discovers she is pregnant, she finds herself staring back at the darkness of a long-held guilt. Dora's mother, Helen, is a complicated woman whose relationship with her family has always been turbulent, while her father Richard has cobbled together a life that bears little resemblance to his boyhood dreams. And Cassie, Dora's long-estranged sister, has cut off her family entirely, it seems. When Dora arrives at Clifftops, her family's rambling home on the Dorset coast, it seems that Helen might finally be ready to make amends for her own part in the tragedy. But what Dora soon discovers is that the path to redemption does not rest solely with her mother. Can family crimes this damaging ever really be forgiven'

The World of Tides

A Journey Through the Coastal Waters of Planet Earth

Author: William Thomson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1786480816

Category: Travel

Page: 224

View: 3996

In The Book of Tides, William Thomson took the reader on a mesmerising journey round the coast of Britain. Now, he sets out with his surfboard and tidal compass to encounter the waters of the world, charting his most extraordinary sights and experiences. These include the whirlpools of the Arctic circle, the world's biggest ever surfed wave off Portugal, the strongest whirlpool in Norway and, in Australia, the most dangerous rapids known to us. With the enticing combination of William's passionate text and collectable mapping illustrations, this is a book for anyone who feels the pull of the tides and call of the sea. FEATURING: New Zealand Australia Portugal France England Scotland Norway The Netherlands Spain Indonesia China Japan USA Canada Belize

Galileo, Human Knowledge, and the Book of Nature

Method Replaces Metaphysics

Author: Joseph C. Pitt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401126208

Category: Science

Page: 201

View: 3813

Galileo is revered as one of the founders of modern science primarily because of such discoveries as the law of falling bodies and the moons of Jupiter. In addition to his scientific achievements, Professor Pitt argues that Galileo deserves increased attention for his contributions to the methodology of the new science and that his method retains its value even today. In a detailed analysis of Galileo's mature works, Pitt reconstructs crucial features of Galileo's epistemology. He shows how Galileo's methodological insights grow out of an appreciation of the limits of human knowledge and he brings fresh insight to our concept of Galileo's methodology and its implications for contemporary debates. Working from Galileo's insistence on the contrast between the number of things that can be known and the limited abilities of human knowers, Pitt shows how Galileo's common sense approach to rationality permits the development of a robust scientific method. At the same time, Pitt argues that we should correct our picture of Galileo, the culture hero. Instead of seeing him as a martyr to the cause of truth, Galileo is best understood as a man of his times who was responding to a variety of social pressures during a period of intellectual and political turmoil. This book will be of interest to philosophers and to historians and sociologists of science as well as to a general readership interested in the scientific revolution.

The Book of Nature

An Elementary Introduction to the Sciences of Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Mineralogy, Geology, Botany, Zoology, and Physiology

Author: Friedrich Schoedler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 679

View: 5588

The Book of the Ocean

Author: Ernest Ingersoll

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732692728

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 2586

Reproduction of the original: The Book of the Ocean by Ernest Ingersoll

Dunkel wie die Flut

Roman

Author: Patti Callahan Henry

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732504263

Category: Fiction

Page: 301

View: 7231

"Das Sonnenlicht warf schon harte Schatten auf das Moos, als die Flut einsetzte und der Tag sich flüsternd verabschiedete. Da zerriss Ellies Stimme die Stille. "Wo ist Sam", rief sie. "Er versteckt sich in der hohlen Eiche", antwortete ich. Doch zugleich spürte ich sie wieder, diese pure, maßlose Angst." Catherines Angst wird sich in tiefe Trauer verwandeln. Eine Trauer, die sie selbst viele Jahre später noch niederdrückt. Bis die junge Frau ihre Unbeschwertheit wiederfindet und die Liebe nicht mehr fürchtet, muss sie ein Geheimnis ergründen, das ihr Vater ihr nicht offenbaren konnte ...

Tides

The Science and Spirit of the Ocean

Author: Jonathan White

Publisher: Trinity University Press

ISBN: 1595348069

Category: Nature

Page: 360

View: 697

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.

Tides

A Scientific History

Author: David Edgar Cartwright

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521797467

Category: Science

Page: 292

View: 6207

A history of the study of the tides over two millennia, from Ancient Greeks to present sophisticated space-age techniques.

Tides in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Author: Jean Souchay,Stéphane Mathis,Tadashi Tokieda

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642329616

Category: Science

Page: 375

View: 1787

Based on the lecture notes of a school titled ‘Tides in Astronomy and Astrophysics’ that brought together students and researchers, this book focuses on the fundamental theories of tides at different scales of the universe—from tiny satellites to whole galaxies—and on the most recent developments. It also attempts to place the study of tides in a historical perspective. Starting with a general tutorial on tides, the theme of tides is approached in 9 chapters from many directions. They allow non-experts to pick up a physical intuition and a sense of orders of magnitude in the theory of tides. These carefully prepared lecture notes by leaders in the field include many illustrative figures and drawings. Some even offer a variety of simple back-of the-envelope problems.

Principles of Tidal Sedimentology

Author: Richard A. Davis Jr.,Robert W. Dalrymple

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400701233

Category: Science

Page: 621

View: 1634

This book presents a comprehensive, contemporary review of tidal environments and deposits. Individual chapters, each written by world-class experts, cover the full spectrum of coastal, shallow-marine and even deep-marine settings where tidal action influences or controls sediment movement and deposition. Both siliciclastic and carbonate deposits are covered. Various chapters examine the dynamics of sediment transport by tides, and the morphodynamics of tidal systems. Several chapters explore the occurrence of tidal deposits in the stratigraphic context of entire sedimentary basins. This book is essential reading for both coastal geologists and managers, and geologists interested in extracting hydrocarbons from complex tidal successions.

The Tides of Time

Author: John Brunner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575101717

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2221

First there was the end. After weeks of running from pursuers, Gene and Stacy finally found refuge on an isolated island. But around them the island changed - and so did they. Each time they awoke from sleep, they lived a different life in a different time. And the farther back they went, the more they lost their anchor to their own world. When at last they were found, the people they had become no longer recognised their pursuers. And that was the beginning.

World of Warcraft: Tides of Darkness

World of Warcraft

Author: Aaron Rosenberg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416560081

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1951

After killing the corrupt Warchief Blackhand, Orgrim Doomhammer was quick to seize control over the Orcish Horde. Now he is determined to conquer the rest of Azeroth so that his people will once again have a home of their own in the... WORLD OF WARCRAFT Anduin Lothar, former Champion of Stormwind, has left his shattered homeland behind and led his people across the Great Sea to the shores of Lordaeron. There, with the aid of the noble King Terenas, he forges a mighty Alliance with the other human nations. But even that may not be enough to stop the Horde's merciless onslaught. Elves, dwarves, and trolls enter the fray as the two emerging factions vie for dominance. Will the valiant Alliance prevail, or will the Horde's tide of darkness consume the last vestiges of freedom on Azeroth?