The Edge of the Sea


Author: Rachel Carson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Marine Biology

Page: 276

View: 2255

"The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place." A book to be read for pleasure as well as a practical identification guide, The Edge of the Sea introduces a world of teeming life where the sea meets the land. A new generation of readers is discovering why Rachel Carson's books have become cornerstones of the environmental and conservation movements. New introduction by Sue Hubbell. (A Mariner Reissue) Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

To the Edge of the Sea

Schooldays of a Crofter's Child


Author: Christina Hall

Publisher: Birlinn Limited

ISBN: 9781841580210

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 171

View: 3264

This text is a memoir of the author's childhood in the 1940s and 1950s on South Uist. It analyses the hardships of her life up to the end of secondary school, also interweaving the culture, characters and events of the various islands during the era of her story.

Beyond the Edge of the Sea

Sailing with Jason and the Argonauts, Ulysses, the Vikings, and Other Explorers of the Ancient World


Author: Mauricio Obregon

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0375506810

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 4158

The story of Jason and the Argonauts and Homer's tales of Ulysses' wanderings are among the greatest of the ancient epics, but they are not merely fiction. Following the clues in the classical texts, Mauricio Obregón here maps the likely routes of these adventurers and reveals the remaining traces of the things and places they describe, re-creating the geographical discovery of the ancient world. Obregón takes us with him on his reenactments of the hazardous adventures of Jason, sailing east along the coast of the Black Sea, and of Ulysses, sailing clockwise around the Mediterranean. These voyages map the two major seas of the ancient era and help us understand how the Greeks viewed their world — including the many startling deductions they were able to make about it (such as the circumference of the earth) from what today seems like limited knowledge. Obregón has also traced the voyages depicted in the Norse legends, followed adventurous Muslims on southern journeys, and emulated the Polynesians who managed to traverse the seemingly limitless Pacific. He scrutinizes every detail of sailing in ancient times, such as the mechanics of navigation: The stars, for example, which the mariners took as their guides, were not in the positions that we see them in today, a crucial fact in re-creating past voyages. This wonderful book contains more than forty drawings and photographs, including depictions of the explorers' ships based on the descriptions in the literature that has come down to us, the facts hidden in the fiction, from ancient times.

On the Edge of the Sea


Author: Betty Paraskevas

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780689825330

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1033

A boy dreams that he lives in a sand castle on the edge of the sea.

Where the Waves Break

Life at the Edge of the Sea


Author: Anita Malnig

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 0876144776

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 8061

Examines the various marine animals and plants found along the edge of the sea.

Tide Pools

Life at the Edge of the Sea


Author: Anita Malnig

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 1580139450

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 5397

Examines the tide pool ecosystem, including its diverse inhabitants and the manner in which the creatures struggle to live, breed, and survive.

To the Edge of the Sea


Author: Anne McDonald

Publisher: Thistledown PressLtd

ISBN: 9781897235850

Category: Fiction

Page: 162

View: 6285

Alex was in harmony with the water. He taught himself to swim and liked working the sea but always yearned for something more. His brother Reggie despised it all and yearned to escape. Mercy Coles lived in high society and yearned for new experiences. All three would get their wish, but coincidence would shape those wishes in profound ways. Alex finds himself on a circus trapeze. Reggie joins the farmer's protests against tax collectors and battles his own personal demons. Mercy finds herself in the middle of the battle for Canadian confederation with hard-drinking politician John A. MacDonald.

The Edge of the Sea of Cortez

Tidewalkers' Guide to the Upper Gulf of California


Author: Betty Hupp,Marilyn Malone

Publisher: Operculum Llc


Category: Nature

Page: 94

View: 4675

The Sea of Cortez, also known as the Gulf of California, is framed by the Mexican mainland and the Baja California peninsula. Once called the Vermillion Sea, its long narrow shape results in tidal extremes that provide a unique home for a rich diversity of marine life. The beautiful waters entice tourists from all over the world and beckon marine scientists to discover their secrets. Lavishly illustrated in the tradition of Dorling Kindersley's reference books, The Edge of the Sea of Cortez: Tidewalkers' Guide to the Upper Gulf of California is the only guide to the diverse sea creatures that can be observed along the rocky shores of the Gulf of California. In these pages, you will find a trove of valuable information whether you take this book with you along the beach, meeting the fascinating creatures at the tips of your toes, or simply read about these intertidal denizens from afar.

At the Edge of the Sea


Author: Karen M. Cox

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781936009275

Category: Fiction

Page: 242

View: 748

"Although the country is poised on the eve of the Sexual Revolution, life in the small town of Orchard Hill is still traditional and predictable. The whole town knows Lizzy's bad reputation and won't let her forget it. But when Billy Ray Davenport, the son of a widowed itinerant minister, arrives in the summer of 1959, he discovers an indomitable spirit behind the allure his father says is "designed to lead men astray." Lizzy spouts quirky bursts of wisdom and exudes an effortless sensuality that calls to him like a siren's song. Billy Ray thinks he could be the one who helps her swim against the tide of disapproval-- he could free her once and for all. But a stormy path awaits the unlikely pair. Lizzy's past can't help but shape her future, and ready or not, this beautiful and complex mystery girl is about to change Billy Ray's life-- and his heart-- forever"--Publisher's website.

At the Edge of the Sea: Pushing Water II


Author: Charles Alexander

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780935162592


Page: 186

View: 2143

Poetry. With AT THE EDGE OF THE SEA: PUSHING WATER II, Charles Alexander extends and amplifies the long poem that took shape in his 2011 volume, Pushing Water. As Alice Notley remarks, "Reading AT THE EDGE OF THE SEA is a dynamic experience, being pushed forward always. One feels constantly in touch with, behind the senses and light of the poems (words chosen with a typesetter's care), something like 'the poetry sense.' A world of grace behind things. '...the kind of poem / one might live in or among and return...' Or water ain't water, it's gently the unnamed element we're most in contact with."

Life at the Edge of the Sea

Essays on North Carolina's Coast and Coastal Culture


Author: Candy Beal,Carmine A. Prioli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781928556374

Category: Coasts

Page: 148

View: 5189

What do all of these have in common? The answer: coastal North Carolina, home to a complex and vibrant ecosystem, a diverse population, and a rich culture all its own. For years, self-reliant natives existed in harmony with their environment. But then, thousands of visitors discovered the charms of the Carolina coast. Suddenly, everything started to change. In the name of progress, developers built condos on vast stretches of barrier islands and converted sleepy waterside villages to tourist traps replete with fast-food joints and convenience stores. In 1993, motivated by the need to protect and preserve our coast, concerned citizens founded the Southern Coastal Heritage Workshop for Educators, a series dedicated to raising awareness about our coast's unique features and traditions. Since its inception, the series has offered nine residential seminars with a hands-on, shoes-off approach to learning. Lectures are often on site, at a carver's knee or knee-deep in estuarine muck, and consultants talk from the head and the heart, sharing histories, theories, and passionate beliefs stemming from years of coastal experience. Life at the Edge of the Sea is a response to our participants' many requests for workshop leaders to "write it down." In these pages you will hear from many of the "old hands" who have made our educators' workshops a resounding success. From coastal geology to estuarine dynamics, Outer Banks brogue to boat building, working waterfronts to coastal literature, African-American history to the evolution of Cape Lookout National Seashore, and Native American archaeology to pony roundups, this book provides a glimpse into the fascinating realm of Life at the Edge of the Sea. Please join us on a behind-the-scenes tour of North Carolina's coast. We hope this revealing voyage will inspire you to learn more about our coastal culture and keep alive the spirit of our shores. Book jacket.

Isles at the Edge of the Sea


Author: Jonny Muir

Publisher: Sandstone PressLtd

ISBN: 9781905207619

Category: Travel

Page: 268

View: 772

An account of an exploration of Scotland's most far-flung islands, with beautiful color photographs.

The House at the Edge of the Sea


Author: Stephen Scott

Publisher: Abq Books Incorporated

ISBN: 9780977416141

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

View: 5407

Billy, a loner whose attempts at sociability always go awry, eventually finds the love of his life, an abandoned house at the edge of the sea. But the two women who have entered his world soon send him back to his singular existence