Aquarium

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Author: David Vann

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802191754

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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"Like Melville, Faulkner, and McCarthy, Vann is already one of the great ones of American literature."—ABC(Spain) “Vann’s prose is as pure as a gulp of water from an Alaskan stream.”—Financial Times David Vann’s dazzling debut Legend of a Suicide was reviewed in over a 150 major global publications, won 11 prizes worldwide, was on 40 “best books of the year” lists, and established its author as a literary master. Since then, Vann has delivered an exceptional body of work, receiving, among others, best foreign novel in France and Spain (France’s Prix Medicis Etranger, Spain’s Premi Llibreter), a California Book Award, and the mid-career St. Francis College Literary Prize. Aquarium, his implosive new book and first to be published by Grove, will take Vann to a wider audience than ever before. Twelve year old Caitlin lives alone with her mother—a docker at the local container port—in subsidized housing next to an airport in Seattle. Each day, while she waits to be picked up after school, Caitlin visits the local aquarium to study the fish. Gazing at the creatures within the watery depths, Caitlin accesses a shimmering universe beyond her own. When she befriends an old man at the tanks one day, who seems as enamored of the fish as she, Caitlin cracks open a dark family secret and propels her once-blissful relationship with her mother toward a precipice of terrifying consequence. In crystalline, chiseled yet graceful prose, Aquarium takes us into the heart of a brave young girl whose longing for love and capacity for forgiveness transforms the damaged people around her. Relentless and heartbreaking, primal and redemptive, Aquarium is a transporting story from one of the best American writers of our time.

Inside the Aquarium

the making of a top Soviet spy

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Author: Viktor Suvorov

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780026154901

Category: Political Science

Page: 249

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Describes the author's recruitment and training inside the Aquarium, headquarters of the GRU, the Soviet Union's top-secret military intelligence organization

The Ocean at Home

An Illustrated History of the Aquarium

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Author: Bernd Brunner

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861899963

Category: Pets

Page: 160

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The mysterious world beneath the ocean’s surface and its inhabitants have captivated humanity for centuries—the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and ancient Chinese all kept fish in their homes to observe and admire. But it was not until the nineteenth-century invention of the aquarium that the deep was truly domesticated, offering the curious a chance to create an indoor exotic sea world, in miniature. In The Ocean at Home, Bernd Brunner traces the development of the aquarium from the Victorian era to the present day. Along the way, in this fascinating history, Brunner provides insight into the cultural and social circumstances that accompanied the aquarium’s swift rise in popularity. Brunner tells a compelling story of obsession, discovery, and delight—from the aquarium’s origin as a tool for scientific observation to the Victorian era’s elaborately decorated containers of curiosity, to the great public aquariums that are popular in cities around the world today. Featuring more than 100 illustrations, this updated edition of The Ocean at Home offers a colorful and captivating look at how a Victorian obsession still enchants many today. Both the owner of a humble goldfish bowl and the dazzled spectator at major public aquariums will find The Ocean at Home an appealing and knowledgable guide to the aquatic worlds we create.

Aquarium

The Career and Defection of a Soviet Military Spy

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Author: Viktor Suvorov

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton

ISBN: N.A

Category: Intelligence officers

Page: 249

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My Visit to the Aquarium

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Author: Aliki

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9780780762176

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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As only she can, Aliki brings the splendor of aquatic animals and their habitats to life in this dazzling picture book. Filled with amazing fish facts and brilliant full-page spreads, this is a visit to the aquarium that kids will want to make again and again. Full color.

The Aquariums of Pyongyang

Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag

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Author: Chol-hwan Kang,Pierre Rigoulot

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465011047

Category: History

Page: 272

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Part horror story, part historical document, part memoir, part political tract, one man's suffering gives eyewitness proof to an ongoing sorrowful chapter of modern history.

Fish Behavior in the Aquarium and in the Wild

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Author: Stéphan Reebs

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801487729

Category: Nature

Page: 252

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Examines the often strange behavior of fish, both in captivity and the wild, such as certain breeds' ability to tell time, sing, and deceive other fish.

The Aquarium

An Unveiling of the Wonders of the Deep Sea

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Author: Philip Henry Gosse

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aquarium animals

Page: 278

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Peppa Visits the Aquarium (Peppa Pig)

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Author: Meredith Rusu

Publisher: Scholastic Incorporated

ISBN: 9781338054170

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Peppa visits the aquarium to find a friend for her fish, Goldie--but it's harder than she thought! Some fish are too small, and some fish are WAY too big! Will Peppa find a fish that Goldie can play with? Includes a sheet of puffy stickers displayed through a window on the front cover.

Curious George Goes to the Aquarium

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Author: Margret Rey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395366288

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Curious George jumps in with the seals during his visit to the aquarium and becomes the star attraction.

The Aquarium and Water-Cabinet

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Author: Shirley Hibberd

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9925028329

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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Reprint of the original, first published in 1856.

The Aquarium

Marine Portraits to Color

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9781438009476

Category: Games

Page: 64

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This collection of marine portraits offers hours of relaxing, absorbing fun to coloring book fans and undersea devotees alike. Includes everything from a pearlescent parrotfish to a spotted stingray and beyond. Perforated pages make it easy to pull completed drawings out and display them.

The Aquarium

Its Inhabitants, Structure & Management

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Author: John Ellor Taylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aquariums

Page: 316

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At the Aquarium

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Author: Kimberly King

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404267268

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 12

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Curious George at the Aquarium

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Author: H. A. Rey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547341962

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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Beluga whales! Sea lions! Sharp-toothed piranhas! Curious George at the Aquarium is a lively story based on H. A. and Margret Rey’s popular primate and painted in the original watercolor and charcoal style. The aquarium is the perfect place for a little monkey to get into big trouble. A full-color twenty-four-page paperback with bonus activities and fun facts about sea life from the director of Connecticut’s Mystic Aquarium. Splash!

The Aquarium

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Author: Donna Cuevas Roeder

Publisher: Pacific Learning Inc

ISBN: 1604577487

Category: Education

Page: 16

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Jump into literacy with an exciting new series of nonfiction, multicultural leveled readers. Brought to you by a team of academic intervention specialists who know what children need for language and literacy development. Hopscotch books engage children with their homegrown look, reminiscent of a family photo album. Children are excited to read and talk about the familiar characters and places featured in the photographs.This series features:

Catfish in the Aquarium

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Author: Carl Ferraris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783893560431

Category: Science

Page: 200

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Describes different types of catfish in detail and discusses keeping catfishes in an aquarium, handling catfishes, and setting up and caring for aquariums

The Aquarium

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Author: Jacqueline Laks Gorman

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836844511

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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- Focuses on children's favorite places- Simple, easy-to-read text and full-page photographs

The Book of My Lives

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Author: Aleksandar Hemon

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374708886

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Aleksandar Hemon's lives begin in Sarajevo, a small, blissful city where a young boy's life is consumed with street soccer with the neighborhood kids, resentment of his younger sister, and trips abroad with his engineer-cum-beekeeper father. Here, a young man's life is about poking at the pretensions of the city's elders with American music, bad poetry, and slightly better journalism. And then, his life in Chicago: watching from afar as war breaks out in Sarajevo and the city comes under siege, no way to return home; his parents and sister fleeing Sarajevo with the family dog, leaving behind all else they had ever known; and Hemon himself starting a new life, his own family, in this new city. And yet this is not really a memoir. The Book of My Lives, Hemon's first book of nonfiction, defies convention and expectation. It is a love song to two different cities; it is a heartbreaking paean to the bonds of family; it is a stirring exhortation to go out and play soccer—and not for the exercise. It is a book driven by passions but built on fierce intelligence, devastating experience, and sharp insight. And like the best narratives, it is a book that will leave you a different reader—a different person, with a new way of looking at the world—when you've finished. For fans of Hemon's fiction, The Book of My Lives is simply indispensable; for the uninitiated, it is the perfect introduction to one of the great writers of our time.A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013