Songs of the Humpback Whale

A Novel in Five Voices

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Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743439848

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Jodi Picoult’s powerful novel portrays an emotionally charged marriage that changes course in one explosive moment. Sometimes finding your own voice is a matter of listening to the heart... Jodi Picoult's powerful novel portrays an emotionally charged marriage that changes course in one explosive moment....For years, Jane Jones has lived in the shadow of her husband, renowned San Diego oceanographer Oliver Jones. But during an escalating argument, Jane turns on him with an alarming volatility. In anger and fear, Jane leaves with their teenage daughter, Rebecca, for a cross-country odyssey charted by letters from her brother Joley, guiding them to his Massachusetts apple farm, where surprising self-discoveries await. Now Oliver, an expert at tracking humpback whales across vast oceans, will search for his wife across a continent -- and find a new way to see the world, his family, and himself: through her eyes.

The Jodi Picoult Collection #1

Songs of the Humpback Whale, Plain Truth, and Salem Falls

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Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476703868

Category: Fiction

Page: 1248

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Songs of the Humpback Whale For years, Jane Jones has lived in the shadow of her husband, renowned San Diego oceanographer Oliver Jones. But during an escalating argument, Jane turns on him with an alarming volatility. In anger and fear, Jane leaves with their teenage daughter for a cross-country odyssey. Now Oliver, an expert at tracking humpback whales across vast oceans, will search for his wife across a continent—and find a new way to see the world, his family, and himself: through her eyes. Plain Truth The discovery of a dead infant in an Amish barn shakes Lancaster County to its core. But the police investigation leads to a more shocking disclosure: circumstantial evidence suggests that Katie Fisher, an unmarried Amish woman believed to be the newborn's mother, took the child's life. When Ellie Hathaway, a disillusioned big-city attorney, comes to Paradise, Pennsylvania, to defend Katie, two cultures collide—and for the first time, Ellie faces a system of justice very different from her own. Delving deep inside the world of those who live "plain," Ellie must find a way to reach Katie on her terms. And as she unravels a tangled murder case, Ellie also looks deep within—to confront her own fears and desires when a man from her past reenters her life. Salem Falls A handsome stranger comes to the sleepy New England town of Salem Falls in hopes of burying his past: Once a teacher at a girls' prep school, Jack St. Bride was destroyed when a student's crush sparked a powder keg of accusation. But amid the rustic calm of Salem Falls, a quartet of teenage girls harbor dark secrets—and they maliciously target Jack with a shattering allegation. Now, at the center of a modern-day witch hunt, Jack is forced once again to proclaim his innocence: to a town searching for answers, to a justice system where truth becomes a slippery concept written in shades of gray, and to the woman who has come to love him.

Und dennoch ist es Liebe

Roman

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Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838719417

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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Als Page den Medizinstudenten Nicholas kennenlernt, ist es die ganz große Liebe. Die junge Frau fühlt sich endlich angenommen und die Beziehung zu Nicholas gibt Page die nötige Geborgenheit. Ihre Mutter hatte sie im Alter von fünf Jahren verlassen, was eine tiefe Verletzung hinterließ. Die Geburt ihres Sohnes weckt in Page jedoch die alten Ängste: Kann sie überhaupt eine gute Mutter sein? Sie fühlt sich gezwungen, ihre eigenen Wünsche komplett zurückzustellen. Emotional und physisch völlig erschöpft und unfähig, sich ihrem Mann mitzuteilen, verlässt sie schließlich ihn und das Baby, um nach ihrer Mutter zu suchen, in der Hoffnung, bei ihr die Antworten auf ihr Leben zu finden...

Die Macht des Zweifels

Roman

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Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492952704

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Die erfolgreiche Staatsanwältin Nina Frost hat über 200 Fälle von Kindesmissbrauch verhandelt. Dennoch gerät sie völlig aus der Fassung, als sie erfährt, dass ihr eigener Sohn, Nathaniel, missbraucht worden ist. Als es zum Prozess kommt, geschieht ein tödliches Unglück – und das bisherige Leben von Nina Frost und ihrer Familie droht für immer vorüber zu sein ...

The Origins of Music

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Author: Nils Lennart Wallin,Björn Merker,Steven Brown

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262731430

Category: Music

Page: 498

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The book can be viewed as representing the birth of evolutionarybiomusicology.

Solange du bei uns bist

Roman

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Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838752686

Category: Fiction

Page: 463

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Edward Warren hat keinen Kontakt mehr zu seiner Familie, seit er wegen eines heftigen Streits nach Thailand ausgewandert ist. Eine schreckliche Nachricht führt ihn zurück in die USA: Sein Vater liegt nach einem Unfall im Koma, die Chancen auf Genesung sind minimal. Während seine Schwester Cara auf ein Wunder hofft, will Edward den Vater sterben lassen und seine Organe spenden. Wird er von Nächstenliebe oder von Rachegedanken angetrieben? Und wie weit wird Cara gehen, um das Leben ihres Vaters zu erhalten?

Biology of Marine Mammals

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Author: John E. Reynolds

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1588344207

Category: Science

Page: 588

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Taking an integrated approach to the biology of marine carnivores, cetaceans, and sirenians, twenty-two prominent researchers compare marine mammals with one another and with terrestrial mammals, providing a framework for fundamental biological and ecological concepts. They describe functional morphology, sensory systems, energetics, reproduction, communication and cognition, behavior, distribution, population biology, and feeding ecology. They also detail the physiological adaptations—for such activities and processes as diving, thermo-regulation, osmoregulation, and orientation—that enable marine mammals to exploit their aquatic environment.

The Book of Barely Imagined Beings

A 21st-Century Bestiary

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Author: Caspar Henderson

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1847085911

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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From Axolotl to Zebrafish, discover a host of barely imagined beings: real creatures that are often more astonishing than anything dreamt in the pages of a medieval bestiary. Ranging from the depths of the ocean to the most arid corners of the earth, Caspar Henderson captures the beauty and bizarreness of the many living forms we thought we knew and some we could never have contemplated, inviting us to better imagine the precarious world we inhabit. A witty, vivid blend of pioneering natural history and spiritual primer, infectiously celebratory about life's sheer ingenuity and variety, The Book of Barely Imagined Beings is a mind-expanding, wonder-inducing read.

Die Hexenjagd von Salem Falls

Roman

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Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492953301

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Nichts erinnert mehr in Salem Falls an die berüchtigten Hexenjagden, die dort einst Angst und Schrecken verbreiteten. Als es Jack St.Bride in dieses neuenglische Provinzstädtchen verschlägt, möchte er nur eines– seine eigene Vergangenheit für immer begraben. Im Café von Addie Peabody findet er Arbeit, und schon bald wird Jack unentbehrlich in Addies Laden– eine ungewöhnliche Liebesgeschichte beginnt. Doch dann erscheint die junge Gillian, der übersinnliche Kräfte nachgesagt werden. Mit ihr kehren die dunklen Schatten aus Jacks früherem Leben zurück, und in Jodi Picoults packendem Psychothriller setzt eine moderne Hexenjagd ein...

Die Wahrheit der letzten Stunde

Roman

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Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 349297418X

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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Die Ehe von Mariah und Colin White ist gescheitert. Ihre siebenjährige Tochter Faith reagiert zunächst mit Schweigen, beginnt aber bald mit einer unsichtbaren Beschützerin zu reden. Als Faith übersinnliche Fähigkeiten entwickelt, geraten Mutter und Tochter ins Zentrum eines aufdringlichen Medieninteresses. Nur Ian kommt ihnen zur Hilfe, ein gewiefter Reporter, der sich jedoch Hals über Kopf in Mariah verliebt, was die Dinge nicht einfacher macht... Eine meisterhaft erzählte Geschichte über Wahrheit und Zweifel.

Die einzige Wahrheit

Roman

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Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492953298

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Tiefe Verzweiflung erfasst die junge Katie. Doch in der kleinen Amisch-Gemeinde von Lancaster County kann sie niemandem ihr Geheimnis anvertrauen. Deshalb betet sie zu Gott, dass das hilflose Bündel vor ihr im Stroh für immer aus ihrem Leben verschwinden möge– und steht wenig später unter Mordverdacht. Vor dem faszinierenden Hintergrund der Lebenswelt einer Amisch-Gemeinde erzählt Jodi Picoult von Liebe und Tod, Verrat und bewegender Treue: ein meisterhafter psychologischer Thriller und die Geschichte einer mitreißenden Freundschaft zweier ungewöhnlicher Frauen.

Survival of the Beautiful

Art, Science, and Evolution

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Author: David Rothenberg

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408830566

Category: Art and science

Page: 311

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'The peacock's tail makes me sick!' said Charles Darwin. That's because the theory of evolution as adaptation can't explain why nature is so beautiful. It took the concept of sexual selection for Darwin to explain that, a process that has more to do with aesthetic taste than adaptive fitness. Survival of the Beautiful is a revolutionary new examination of the interplay of beauty, art, and culture in evolution. Taking inspiration from Darwin's observation that animals have a natural aesthetic sense, philosopher and musician David Rothenberg probes why animals, humans included, have an innate appreciation for beauty - and why nature is, indeed, beautiful.

Thinking with Water

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Author: Cecilia Chen,Janine MacLeod,Astrida Neimanis

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773589341

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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As a life-giving but also potentially destructive substance, water occupies a prominent place in the imagination. At the same time, water issues are among the most troubling ecological and social concerns of our time. Water is often studied only as a "resource," a quantifiable and instrumentalized substance. Thinking with Water instead invites readers to consider how water - with its potent symbolic power, its familiarity, and its unique physical and chemical properties - is a lively collaborator in our ways of knowing and acting. What emerges is both a rich opportunity to encourage more thoughtful environmental engagement and a challenge to common oppositions between nature and culture. Drawing from a pool of contributors with diverse backgrounds, Thinking with Water presents the work of critics, scholars, artists, and poets in an invitation to pay more attention to the aqueous aspects of our lives. Contributors include: Ælab (Gisèle Trudel, UQÀM and Stéphane Claude, Oboro), Stacy Alaimo (University of Texas at Arlington), Andrew Biro (Acadia University), Mielle Chandler (York University), Cecilia Chen (Concordia University), Dorothy Christian (University of British Columbia), Adam Dickinson (poet, Brock University), Max Haiven (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design), Janine MacLeod (York University), Daphne Marlatt (poet, British Columbia), Don McKay (poet, Newfoundland), Emily Rose Michaud (Artist, Wakefield, Qc.), Astrida Neimanis (Linköping University), Sarah Renshaw (artist, Rhode Island), Shirley Roburn (Concordia University), Melanie Siebert (poet, University of Victoria), Jennifer B. Spiegel (Concordia University), Veronica Strang (Durham, UK), Rae Staseson (Concordia University), Rita Wong (Emily Carr University of Art and Design), and Peter C. van Wyck (Concordia University).

The Cultural Lives of Whales and Dolphins

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Author: Hal Whitehead,Luke Rendell

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226895319

Category: Science

Page: 417

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Drawing on their own research as well as scientific literature including evolutionary biology, animal behavior, ecology, anthropology, psychology and neuroscience, two cetacean biologists submerge themselves in the unique environment in which whales and dolphins live.

Humpback Whales

Traveling on the Wings of a Song

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Author: François Gohier

Publisher: Silver Burdett Pr

ISBN: 9780382248887

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 39

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Describes the characteristics and behavior of humpback whales, including their songs, spectacular breaching, and long migrations

Zeit der Gespenster

Roman

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Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492952313

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Ross Wakeman wünscht sich nichts sehnlicher, als zu sterben: Nachdem er mit ansehen musste, wie seine große Liebe bei einem Unfall ums Leben kam, versucht er, ihr in den Tod zu folgen – vergeblich. Dann riskiert er einen anderen Weg, um mit Aimee Kontakt aufzunehmen. Er widmet sich der Geistersuche, immer in der Hoffnung, seine Frau wiederzufinden. Doch dabei stört er nicht nur die Ruhe der Verstorbenen, sondern auch die Geister seiner eigenen Vergangenheit.Mit einem Interview mit Jodi Picoult

Ultrasonic Communication by Animals

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Author: G. Sales

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401169012

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 281

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In recent years there has been a rapid increase in the understanding of communication between animals and this is perhaps especially true of bio-acoustics. In the last 35 years a completely new branch of bio acoustics, involving ultrasounds, has been made possible by technical developments that now allow these inaudible sounds to be detected and studied. This subject has a personal fascination for the authors, perhaps because of the novelty of 'listening in' to these previously unknown sig nals, perhaps because of the wide variety of ways in which different animals use them. Many studies of different aspects of animal ultrasound have now been published and a review of them all seems to be timely. Ultrasound is is biologically arbitrary; other animals defined in human terms and may produce similar signals at lower frequencies for similar purposes. This book attempts to be comprehensive but the limits of the subject are rather difficult to define. It should be read in conjunction with other books on audible bio-acoustics. Each chapter has been written and may be read as a separate entity, although there is considerable cross-referencing. Chapters 1 and 2 form a common introduction and may help in understanding the later sections. The Appendix is not essential but is included for those who may be interested in the quanti tative aspects of the echo-location phenomena described in Chapters 3 and 8.