Author: Hannah Richell
Publisher: Diana Verlag
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 ...
Author: William Thomson
Publisher: Hachette UK
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.
Author: Pat Conroy
Publisher: Open Road Media
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.
Creative Writing Anthologies Prose
Author: Angela Readman
Author: Elizabeth Stead
Publisher: Penguin Books
Category: Australian fiction
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 eisige Zeit - Roman
Author: Steven Erikson
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
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 ...
Author: Sarah Maine
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
Bhalla House, einst herrschaftlicher Stammsitz der Familie, ist wenig mehr als eine Ruine, als Harriet Deveraux auf der entlegenen Insel in den schottischen Hebriden ankommt, um ihr Erbe anzutreten. Doch der verheerende Zustand des Gebäudes bleibt nicht die einzige Überraschung: Unter den morschen Bodendielen wird ein menschliches Skelett gefunden, daneben ein Medaillon mit einer Haarlocke und einer Feder. Die Frage, welches Schicksal sich hinter diesem Fund verbirgt, lässt Harriet nicht mehr los, und sie stößt auf eine tragische Geschichte von Liebe und Verrat. Eine Geschichte, die sich hundert Jahre zuvor hier ereignet hat, deren Schatten aber bis in Gegenwart reicht ...
Author: FRIEDRICH SCHOLEDLER, PH.D. AND HENRY MEDLOCK, F.C.S.
Author: Hannah Richell
Publisher: Hachette UK
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?
Author: Ernest Ingersoll
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Reproduction of the original: The Book of the Ocean by Ernest Ingersoll
Author: Charles Frederick Cliffe
A Journey Through the Coastal Waters of Planet Earth
Author: William Thomson
Publisher: Hachette UK
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
Author: John PLATTS (Unitarian Minister.)
The Bansenshukai - Japan's Premier Ninja Manual
Author: Anthony Cummins
Publisher: Watkins Publishing
The Book of Ninja, the ultimate ninjutsu manual, was penned in 1676 by a ninja known as Fujibayashi. Born in the post-civil war era of Japan, Fujibayashi collected and combined information from the ninja clans of Iga - regarded to be the homeland of the ninja - and compiled it into an authoritative book. Known as The Bansenhukai, this book has now been translated into English by the Historical Ninjutsu Research Team. It is widely considered to be the 'bible' of 'ninjutsu', the arts of the ninja. The Book of Ninja begins with an in-depth introduction to the history of Fujibayashi's scripture. Then the teachings themselves, appealingly rendered in this translation, take us into the secrets of guerilla warfare and espionage. We learn how to become the ultimate spy, whether through a network of spies or by hiding in plain sight. Through the stealth and concealment tactics of night-time infiltration and through weapon and tool building skills, as well as mission planning, we can learn much both about warfare and about adopting the right mindset for tackling our own inner and outer enemies. Adding to the mix for the spycraft lover, there are sections on capturing criminals, performing night raids, making secret codes and signs, and even techniques for predicting the weather and using an esoteric Buddhist system of divination. An exciting and engaging tome of lost knowledge, The Book of the Ninja is the final say in the world of the ninja and the ultimate classic for samurai and ninja enthusiasts alike.
Author: Jean Souchay,Stéphane Mathis,Tadashi Tokieda
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.
Author: Michael Swanwick
Publisher: Orb Books
The Nebula Award-wining novel from Michael Swanwick—one of the most brilliantly assured and darkly inventive writers of contemporary fiction—a masterwork of radically altered realities and world-shattering seductions. The Jubilee Tides will drown the continents of the planet Miranda beneath the weight of her own oceans. But as the once-in-two-centuries cataclysm approaches, an even greater catastrophe threatens this dark and dangerous planet of tale-spinners, conjurers, and shapechangers. A man from the Bureau of Proscribed Technologies has been sent to investigate. For Gregorian has come, a genius renegade scientist and charismatic bush wizard. With magic and forbidden technology, he plans to remake the rotting, dying world in his own evil image—and to force whom or whatever remains on its diminishing surface toward a terrifying and astonishing confrontation with death and transcendence. This novel of surreal hard SF was compared to the fiction of Gene Wolfe when it was first published, and the author has gone on in the two decades since to become recognized as one of the finest living SF and fantasy writers. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Fishponds of Hawai'i
Author: Carol Araki Wyban
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Tide and Current: Fishponds of Hawaii chronicles ten years in the life of author and artist Carol Araki Wyban, during which she lived with, learned about, and came to love the fishponds of Hawaii. In lyric prose and art, the book captures the essence of the timeless ecological truths she discovered. The author relates her experiences from the viewpoint of an entrepreneur, but one with a deep commitment to the past and to the legacy given us by the ancient Hawaiians regarding the use of fishponds as food production systems. Unlike other native cultures that hunted and gathered over vast territories, the Hawaiians early on developed renewable, sustainable, and comprehensive management of their natural resources in the limited space of small islands. They were innovators who took a great step from catching fish to raising fish. With drawings and photographs, tables and graphs, Wyban presents not only the daily routine of life at a commercial fishpond, but also an in-depth look at how the Hawaiians of yore managed their resources, the technology they developed through need, and the myths, legends, and kapu associated with the fishponds. Their inventiveness has important implications for us today and for nurturing future generations.
The Science and Spirit of the Ocean
Author: Jonathan White
Publisher: Trinity University Press
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.
Author: Christian Warren Freed
War has come to the North. The kingdoms of Rogscroft and Delranan are engaged in a bitter struggle that can only result in the total annihilation of an entire kingdom. Yet while the opposing armies battle, a new threat approaches that may tip the balance of power and give King Badron total control. Seeking new evidence of the Dae'shan, the last surviving wizard, Anienam Keiss, believes Bahr and the others are all that stand in the way of the dark gods' return to Malweir. Bahr and his beleaguered band of allies search for an ancient book said to contain the whereabouts of the mythical Blud Hamr. The Dae'shan continue to manipulate the politics of the northern kingdoms from within the shadows, eager to drive the balance between light and good irrevocably evil. Once that balance is undone the way will be open for the dark gods to return and claim Malweir as their own once again. Darkness approaches as the flames of war burn brighter. One king shall stand. One shall fall.