Granite, Fire, and Fog

The Natural and Cultural History of Acadia


Author: Tom Wessels

Publisher: University Press of New England

ISBN: 1512600458

Category: Nature

Page: 168

View: 3810

Acadia National Park, on Maine's Mount Desert Island, is among the most popular national parks in the United States. From the road, visitors can experience magnificent vistas of summit and sea, but on a more intimate scale, equally compelling views abound along Acadia's hiking trails. Tom Wessels, an ecologist, naturalist, and avid hiker, attributes the park's popularity-and its unusual beauty-to the unique way in which earth, air, fire, and water-in the form of glacially scoured granite, winter winds, fire, and ocean fog-have converged to create a landscape that can be found nowhere else. In this beautifully illustrated book, Wessels invites readers to investigate the remarkable natural history of Mount Desert Island, along with the unique cultural story it gave rise to. This account of nature, terrain, and human interaction with the landscape will delight those who like to hike these bald summits, ride along the carriage roads, or explore the island's rugged shoreline. Wessels concludes with a guided tour of one of his favorite hikes, a ten-mile loop that will acquaint the reader with the diverse ecosystems described throughout his book.

Feuer und Wasser


Author: Andrew Grey

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 1634775228

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 8161

Officer Red Markham kennt die Schattenseiten des Lebens. Von einem Autounfall, der seinen Eltern das Leben kostete, hat er hässliche Narben davongetragen, die ihm den Umgang mit anderen Menschen schwer machen. Sein Job als Polizist auf den Straßen von Carlisle, Pennsylvania, trägt ebenso dazu bei, da sich in letzter Zeit Drogenmissbrauch mit tödlichem Ausgang häuft. Eines Nachmittags wird Red wegen eines Kindes, das bei einem Unfall fast ertrunken wäre, zum örtlichen Schwimmbad gerufen. Am Unfallort stellt er fest, dass das Kind von dem Rettungsschwimmer Terry Baumgartner gerettet wurde. Red ist nicht überrascht, als der gut aussehende Terry ihn und sein hässliches Gesicht keines Blickes würdigt. Mit anzuhören, dass einer der Rettungskräfte ihn für oberflächlich hält, öffnet Terry die Augen. Vielleicht ist er doch nicht so nett, wie er immer gedacht hat. Seine Freundin Julie schlägt vor, dass er Menschen unterstützt, denen es nicht so gut geht, indem er Essen an ältere Leute liefert. Auf seiner Tour trifft er die offenherzige Margie, eine Frau, die sagt, was sie denkt. Es stellt sich heraus, dass sie die Tante von Officer Red Markham ist. Reds und Terrys Welten prallen aufeinander, als Red versucht, den Ursprung der Drogenwelle zu finden und Terry vor seinem Exfreund zu beschützen, der ein Nein nicht akzeptieren kann. Zusammen finden sie vielleicht mehr, als sie erwartet hatten – wenn sie es schaffen, hinter die Fassade des anderen zu blicken.

Allein in der Wildnis


Author: Gary Paulsen

Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag

ISBN: 3646920114

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 5955

Brian ist zwölf Jahre alt und seine Eltern sind geschieden. Er sitzt in einem kleinen Flugzeug und weiß nicht, ob er sich auf den Sommer bei seinem Vater freuen soll. Plötzlich erleidet der Pilot einen Herzinfarkt und stirbt, Brian ist allein am Himmel, vor sich Instrumente, mit denen er nicht umgehen kann, im Herzen die Gewissheit des Todes. Und dann kommt der Absturz. Doch Brian überlebt und es beginnt eine wahre Robinsonade. Er "erfindet" das Feuer neu, den Bau eines Unterschlupfs, er fertig Pfeil und Bogen ...

GREY GRANITE (Unabridged)

Political Novel - Scottish Literature Classic


Author: Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 802685327X

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 5454

This carefully crafted ebook: äóìGREY GRANITE (Unabridged)äó� is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Grey Granite belongs to äóìA Scots Quair Seriesäó�, one of the greatest works of Scottish literature. This is a story of a young man Ewan and his struggles during the depression era of 1930s. Ewan is forced to become a communist activist due to violence and police brutality. But everything is threatened when the cause becomes bigger than the people around himäó_ äóìHere the slipper-slide of the pavement took a turn that she knew, leading up to the heights of Windmill Place, and shortly, out of the yellow swath, she saw come shambling the lines of the Steps with their iron hand-rail like a famished snake." (Excerpt) Lewis Grassic Gibbon was the pseudonym of James Leslie Mitchell (1901-1935), a Scottish writer famous for his contribution to the Scottish Renaissance and portrayal of strong female characters.

A SCOTS QUAIR: Sunset Song, Cloud Howe & Grey Granite (Worldäó»s Classics Series)

A Gripping Trilogy of a Womanäó»s Life amidst the Radically Changing World (One of the Most Important British Novels of the 20th Century)


Author: Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026853245

Category: Fiction

Page: 780

View: 8653

This carefully crafted ebook: äóìA SCOTS QUAIR: Sunset Song, Cloud Howe & Grey Granite (Worldäó»s Classics Series)äó� is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Sunset Song is the first book of the trilogy A Scots Quair and widely regarded as one of the most important Scottish novels of the 20th century. Chris Guthrie, the female protagonist, is a strong character who grows up in a dysfunctional farming family. Life is hard after her dadäó»s death and she must take some tough decisions to save her farms under the inevitable threat of World War I. Cloud HoweII is the story of Chris Guthrie and her second husband Robert. They move to Segget, a mill town where a class struggle is taking shape and Robert is at the helm of political affairs. Grey Granite is the final book of the trilogy and the story of Ewan, Chrisäó»s son in the depression era. Ewan is forced to become a communist activist due to violence and police brutality. But everything is threatened when the cause becomes bigger than the people around him. Lewis Grassic Gibbon was the pseudonym of James Leslie Mitchell (1901 äóñ 1935), a Scottish writer famous for his contribution to the Scottish Renaissance and portrayal of strong female characters.

Paper and Granite

Between the Markings


Author: J. Gluck David J. Gluck,David J. Gluck

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440189099

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 4237

Between our first paper and our final granite markings, our lives evolve. During this limited time on earth, we garner numerous experiences, some of which may hinder our vision and change our perceptions without our awareness. The death of a loved one is one such tragedy that can blind, sometimes completely. In this volume of primarily free verse poetry, author David J. Gluck addresses this challenge we all experience sometime in our lives. The work, a two-year journey through grief, conveys Gluck's feelings as he discovers how to live an engaging life after the death of his mother. Communicating in a strong narrative voice, the poems in Paper and Granite: Between the Markings offer a serious presentation of significant thoughts and emotions. Gluck reminds us that we must never forget those who affected us and made us who we are. Nevertheless, we must learn to see beyond the stones no matter how difficult this may be.

Töchter des Himmels



Author: Amy Tan

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641149592

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 4764

Vier junge Frauen zwischen altem China und neuer Welt. Waverly, June, Rose und Lena, vier junge Frauen in San Francisco. Durch und durch Amerikanerinnen, die der American Way of Life stark geprägt hat – im Gegensatz zu ihren Müttern. Die sind 1949 unter dramatischen Umständen vor der roten Armee in die Vereinigten Staaten geflüchtet und noch immer chinesisch bis in die Knochen. Zwei Kulturen prallen aufeinander und scheinen nicht zueinanderzufinden. Bis die Töchter erkennen, dass sie die einmalige Chance haben, zwei Welten in sich zu verbinden, sie müssen nur bereit dafür sein.

Cold Fire


Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440619274

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 7746

A man on a mission must come to terms with his forgotten past in this gripping thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz. In Portland, he saved a young boy from a drunk driver. In Boston, he rescued a child from an underground explosion. In Houston, he disarmed a man who was trying to shoot his own wife. Reporter Holly Thorne was intrigued by this strange quiet savior named Jim Ironheart. She was even falling in love with him. But what power compelled an ordinary man to save twelve lives in three months? What visions haunted his dreams? And why did he whisper in his sleep: There is an Enemy. It is coming. It’ll kill us all...?


a novel


Author: Pat Mestern

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781554885404

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7658

Lish MacPherson believes she is running from something - a job working for a corrupt firm that bilks seniors out of their estates. But she doesn’t realize that her arrival in the small town of Seven Springs may be a matter of destiny. Lish discovers that a new acquaintance - Noah - shares with her not only a common ancestry but also a common recurring dream about riding a stag to some unknown destination. Their dream is echoed by a legend that haunts the town and is retold to all comers by Lish’s new employer, Thalia Russo. With developers trying to take over land in Seven Springs, and Lish and Noah fighting to protect Thalia and her home, could it be more than a coincidence that the three were brought together at this critical time? Perhaps that is why all three can hear the distant yowling of a cat during the night.

Lost Sounds

The Story of Coast Fog Signals


Author: Alan Renton

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781870325837

Category: Transportation

Page: 209

View: 8009

Lost Sounds visits a number of lighthouses at different times over the last 130 years to reveal the philanthropic, scientific and romantic story of the fog signal - how it came about, how the machinery worked and, for the mariner and the keeper, what it sounded like! The development of fog signals complemented the expansion of lighthouse construction worldwide from the last quarter of the 19th century and represented the attempt to provide a vital navigation aid to mariners when the beam of light from the lighthouse lens was obscured by fog. Lost Sounds reveals the practical development of sound signals from the early percussion instruments to the later succession of compressed-air sirens and diaphones through to the last remaining electric emitters. But it is much more than that - it is a record of another part of maritime history.

Sieben Tage


Author: Andrew Grey

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 1623803934

Category: Fiction

Page: 194

View: 8189

Kann sich ein ganzes Leben an nur einem einzigen Tag völlig verändern? Was ist mit sieben Tagen? Dies ist die Geschichte der sieben alles verändernden Tage in Evan Donaldsons Leben. Evan war ein Strichjunge, als Vater Valentin ihn dazu überredete, zur St. Bartholomäus Akademie zu kommen. Dieser Tag veränderte Evans gesamtes Leben. An diesem Tag traf er seinen Zimmergenossen, Clay Mueller, und an diesem Tag begann Evan, wieder zu leben. Aber Evans Leben sollte sich auch weiterhin immer wieder ändern – von Missbrauch über die erste Liebe, Trennung und gebrochene Herzen, bis hin zur Gründung seiner eigenen Familie. Und wann immer sich für Evan eine Tür schloss, öffnete sich gleichzeitig ein Fenster, und das Fenster war Clay. Von jenem ersten Tag, an dem Evan wieder zu vertrauen lernte und sich zwischen ihm und Clay spontan ein tiefes Band knüpfte, folgt diese Geschichte den Drehungen und Wendungen ihrer Beziehung und blickt auf sieben, alles verändernde Tage und auf die wundersame Weise, wie sich in einem einzelnen, ausschlaggebenden Moment ein Schicksal ändern kann.

The Pontiff and the Prophet Volume Ii

The City and the Wilderness


Author: David Francis Mahoney

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469184087

Category: Fiction

Page: 717

View: 3432

The second volume of The Pontiff and The Prophet trilogy (The City and The Wilderness) tells the story of Antonlonello (the Prophet), his escape through the northern wilderness of Norumbega, his capture, and death in the levels of Quebec. It also depicts the various aspects of life lived in the theocratic world Utopia of a far distant future. It portrays the outlawed prophetic movement called the Ekklessia, life in the slum city of Sordesium, and it tells the story of the second and third generations of Prophet followers. The novel concludes with the story of Victor Dutton and Olivia Preager in the great domed cities of Boston, Quebec, and Rome. Dutton is suspected of conspiracy in the death of the Prophet. An investigation follows that reaches into the highest levels of the Pontifi cal Utopia. A number of central characters populate this utopian trilogy - among the most important being the mysterious fi gure of Mecox. The story refl ects the internal struggles and early evolution of multiple Christianities, and the slow emergence of orthodoxy.

Grey Granite


Author: James Leslie Mitchell,Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fiction in English

Page: 331

View: 3793

Mr. Peardews Sammlung der verlorenen Dinge



Author: Ruth Hogan

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843714703

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 888

Charmant, außergewöhnlich und liebenswert. Machen Sie sich mit Mr. Peardew auf die Suche nach verlorenen Dingen. Jeder Gegenstand, den Anthony Peardew auf der Straße findet, hat eine Geschichte. Er sammelt und archiviert sie alle in seinem gediegenen viktorianischen Haus und plant, sie eines Tages an ihre ursprünglichen Besitzer zurückzugeben. Denn er selbst sieht sich nur als Hüter der verlorenen Dinge. Vor Jahren hat er selbst etwas verloren, das er seitdem auf seinen Streifzügen sucht: ein Schmuckstück. Es gehörte seiner großen Liebe, und das Medaillon verbindet sie noch immer mit ihm. Anthony muss diese besondere Aufgabe jedoch an seine Erbin Laura weitergeben, ohne ihr von dem großen Geheimnis erzählt zu haben, das seine Sammlung umgibt.

A Dance with Dragons

A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Five


Author: George R. R. Martin

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553905651

Category: Fiction

Page: 1040

View: 2866

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • THE BOOK BEHIND THE FIFTH SEASON OF THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES Don’t miss the thrilling sneak peek of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Six, The Winds of Winter Dubbed “the American Tolkien” by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers the fifth book in his landmark series—as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire. A DANCE WITH DRAGONS A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK FIVE In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance—beset by newly emerging threats from every direction. In the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the last scion of House Targaryen, rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has thousands of enemies, and many have set out to find her. As they gather, one young man embarks upon his own quest for the queen, with an entirely different goal in mind. Fleeing from Westeros with a price on his head, Tyrion Lannister, too, is making his way to Daenerys. But his newest allies in this quest are not the rag-tag band they seem, and at their heart lies one who could undo Daenerys’s claim to Westeros forever. Meanwhile, to the north lies the mammoth Wall of ice and stone—a structure only as strong as those guarding it. There, Jon Snow, 998th Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, will face his greatest challenge. For he has powerful foes not only within the Watch but also beyond, in the land of the creatures of ice. From all corners, bitter conflicts reignite, intimate betrayals are perpetrated, and a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves, will face seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Some will fail, others will grow in the strength of darkness. But in a time of rising restlessness, the tides of destiny and politics will lead inevitably to the greatest dance of all. Praise for A Dance with Dragons “Filled with vividly rendered set pieces, unexpected turnings, assorted cliffhangers and moments of appalling cruelty, A Dance with Dragons is epic fantasy as it should be written: passionate, compelling, convincingly detailed and thoroughly imagined.”—The Washington Post “Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers.”—The New York Times “One of the best series in the history of fantasy.”—Los Angeles Times From the Paperback edition.

The Secret of the Island

Easyread Large Bold Edition


Author: Jules Verne


ISBN: 1427030456

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 9841

Jules Verne studied law but began writing stories and working in theatre as well. When Vernes father discovered his son was writing, he promptly withdrew his financial support. Verne then worked as a stockbroker.His wife encouraged him to pursue his writing, and he became acquainted with Pierre-Jules Hetzel, an important French publisher. Hetzel helped improve Vernes writings, which until then had been repeatedly rejected by other publishers. He died a wealthy man in 1905.

Acres of Diamonds


Author: Russell H. Conwell

Publisher: DoctorZed Publishing

ISBN: 0980659582

Category: Success

Page: N.A

View: 4957

Acres of Diamonds PLUS The Magic Story - Two all-time success classics in one volume.With Acres of Diamonds the reader is shown one of the greatest lessons anyone can learn: how to find your own wealth, now, right where you are, with the resources you already possess."Opportunity does not just come along-it is there all the time -we just have to see it." - Earl NightingaleA true and wonderfully inspiring story.The Magic Story caused an immediate and worldwide sensation when it first appeared in 'Success' magazine in 1900. Its message remains just as relevant today.A powerful way to achieve personal success...".full of simple success wisdom. The book is over a hundred years old. I just recently discoved this book and feel lucky to have found it."