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Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea

By Gary Kinder
  • ISBN Code: : 155584796X
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Pages : 560
  • Category : Transportation
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“Titanic meets Tom Clancy technology” in this national-bestselling account of the SS Central America’s wreckage and discovery (People). September 1875. With nearly six hundred passengers returning from the California Gold Rush, the side-wheel steamer SS Central America encountered a violent storm and sank two hundred miles off the Carolina coast. More than four hundred lives and twenty-one tons of gold were lost. It was a tragedy lost in legend for more than a century—until a brilliant young engineer named Tommy Thompson set out to find the wreck. Driven by scientific curiosity and resentful of the term “treasure hunt,” Thompson searched the deep-ocean floor using historical accounts, cutting-edge sonar technology, and an underwater robot of his own design. Navigating greedy investors, impatient crewmembers, and a competing salvage team, Thompson finally located the wreck in 1989 and sailed into Norfolk with her recovered treasure: gold coins, bars, nuggets, and dust, plus steamer trunks filled with period clothes, newspapers, books, and journals. A great American adventure story, Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea is also a fascinating account of the science, technology, and engineering that opened Earth’s final frontier, providing “white-knuckle reading, as exciting as anything . . . in The Perfect Storm” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). “A complex, bittersweet history of two centuries of American entrepreneurship, linked by the mad quest for gold.” —Entertainment Weekly “A ripping true tale of danger and discovery at sea.” —The Washington Post “What a yarn! . . . If you sign on for the cruise, go in knowing that you’re going to miss meals and a lot of sleep.” —Newsweek

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Battleground Atlantic

By Richard N. Billings
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101210907
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : History
  • Members : 515
  • Pdf File: battleground-atlantic.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The true story of a German-Japanese scheme to turn much of America into a radioactive wasteland. In the early hours of June 24, 1944, U.S. Navy warplanes patrolling the Atlantic attacked a Japanese submarine known as the I-52. But this was more than the sinking of one more enemy warship. It was an event of enormous strategic importance. For the I-52’s mission was to return to Japan with the lethal ingredients of a doomsday weapon—the radiological bomb—which remained a government secret for years. The I-52’s resting place—18,000 feet below the surface of the mid-Atlantic—became public in 1995, when discovered by ship salvager Paul Tidwell. Author Richard N. Billings has worked with Tidwell—whose attempts to salvage the I-52’s precious gold cargo continue—in bringing her secret mission to light. This is also the story of how the I-52 mission may have influenced President Truman’s decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, thereby saving the United States from a similar fate.

Australian Bird Names

By Ian Fraser,Jeannie Gray
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  • Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • Book Code : 1486311652
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 143
  • Pdf File: australian-bird-names.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This second edition of Australian Bird Names is a completely updated checklist of Australian birds and the meanings behind their common and scientific names, which may be useful, useless or downright misleading! For each species, the authors examine the many-and-varied common names and full scientific name, with derivation, translation and a guide to pronunciation. Stories behind the name are included, as well as relevant aspects of biology, conservation and history. Original descriptions, translated by the authors, have been sourced for many species. As well as being a book about names, this is a book about the history of the ever-developing understanding of birds, about the people who contributed to this understanding and, most of all, about the birds themselves. This second edition has been revised to follow current taxonomy and understanding of the relationships between families, genera and species. It contains new taxa, updated text and new vagrants and will be interesting reading for anyone with a love of birds, words or the history of Australian biology and bird-watching.

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals

By William F. Perrin,Bernd Würsig,J.G.M. Thewissen
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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Book Code : 9780080919935
  • Total of Pages : 1352
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 408
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-marine-mammals.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This thorough revision of the classic Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals brings this authoritative book right up-to-date. Articles describe every species in detail, based on the very latest taxonomy, and a host of biological, ecological and sociological aspects relating to marine mammals. The latest information on the biology, ecology, anatomy, behavior and interactions with man is provided by a cast of expert authors – all presented in such detail and clarity to support both marine mammal specialists and the serious naturalist. Fully referenced throughout and with a fresh selection of the best color photographs available, the long-awaited second edition remains at the forefront as the go-to reference on marine mammals. More than 20% NEW MATERIAL includes articles on Climate Change, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Sociobiology, Habitat Use, Feeding Morphology and more Over 260 articles on the individual species with topics ranging from anatomy and behavior, to conservation, exploitation and the impact of global climate change on marine mammals New color illustrations show every species and document topical articles FROM THE FIRST EDITION “This book is so good...a bargain, full of riches...packed with fascinating up to date information. I recommend it unreservedly it to individuals, students, and researchers, as well as libraries." --Richard M. Laws, MARINE MAMMALS SCIENCE "...establishes a solid and satisfying foundation for current study and future exploration" --Ronald J. Shusterman, SCIENCE

Son of Spellsinger

By Alan Dean Foster
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1453211861
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 533
  • Pdf File: son-of-spellsinger.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Hoping to duplicate the adventurous yarns of their parents, the children of spellsinger Jon-Tom and his otter sidekick Mudge set out on a perilous quest of their own Decades have passed since college student Jon-Tom Meriweather was first marooned in a strange land of magic, and over the years he has married, raised a son, and honed his voice so that the effects of his spellsinging—whereby he calls up magic with song—are almost predictable. His son’s voice is another matter. Buncan wants to follow in his father’s adventurous footsteps, but his every chord brings more discord, and there seem to be no good quests to be had. When one falls in his lap—investigating something called the Grand Veritable, whose very name is enough to send wizened wizards hiding under their covers—he seeks the help of two of his friends, children of Jon-Tom’s old otter sidekick Mudge, whose voices are as pure as Buncan’s is muddy. The determined trio runs away from home, ready to pit their teenage talents against a very adult danger.

The Water Garden

By Louise Soraya Black
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  • Publisher : Muswell Press
  • Book Code : 1916360289
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 265
  • Pdf File: the-water-garden.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Sarah has given up her career to raise her children in the countryside, while her husband works long hours in London. Alone, she explores the fields and the woods near her home and discovers an enchanting lake, a memorial bench for a boy who drowned in mysterious circumstances, and Finn, a beautiful troubled teenager who plays truant from school. As Sarah pieces the mystery together, an uncomfortable attraction between her and Finn builds, climaxing over one hot summer, threatening to destroy everything that she holds dear. Woven into Sarah’s story are the voices of the older generation - Maggie, the RAF nurse and Flavia, the Italian girl. As their stories unfold, a secret is revealed, binding Sarah and Finn in a way that they would never guess.

Chinese Assertiveness in the South China Sea

By Richard Q. Turcsányi
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319676482
  • Total of Pages : 183
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 141
  • Pdf File: chinese-assertiveness-in-the-south-china-sea.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book offers an assessment of China’s assertive foreign policy behavior with a special focus on Chinese policies in the South China Sea (SCS). By providing a detailed account of the events in the SCS and by analyzing power dynamics in the region, it identifies the driving forces behind China’s assertive foreign policy. Considering China’s power on a domestic as well as an international level, it examines a number of different sources of hard and soft power, including military, economics, geopolitics, and domestic legitimacy. The author demonstrates that Chinese assertiveness in the SCS can be explained not only by increases in China’s power, but also by effective reactions to other actors’ foreign policy changes. The book will appeal to scholars in international relations, especially those interested in a better understanding of South China Sea developments, China’s political power and foreign policy, and East Asian international affairs.

Meeting Your Half-Orange

By Amy Spencer
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  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Book Code : 0762440309
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 666
  • Pdf File: meeting-your-half-orange.pdf

Book Short Summary:

How would you like to have a wonderfully well-suited, kind, adoring half-orange who feels like a teammate, a partner in crime, a true other half? "Half-Orange" refers to the Spanish term mi media naranja, which describes one's sweetheart, that perfect other half. What if you heard he or she would be coming along soon? Would you be relieved? Excited? Happy? Well those are the feelings that dating optimism can give you. Rather than admonishing readers to make themselves more available, or turn dating into a full-time job, Spencer's program of dating optimism is a fun, results-oriented way to find a healthy happy relationship, based on brain science and psychology that can help you become a more positive dater. She'll guide you through sowing the orange seed of your ideal relationship and growing it to "fruit-ion." In essence, by focusing positively about dating, you can actually change your brain, which changes everything from your body language to the way you perceive others and what you ultimately attract. Meeting Your Half-Orange is the pep talk that puts finding true love back into your own hands. It will guide you toward becoming so focused on the relationship you want and so happy in your own skin, the right person will be naturally drawn straight to you. You've never read a dating guide like this before. But best of all, it will be the last one you'll ever need.

Diary of a Detour

By Lesley Stern
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  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Book Code : 1478012293
  • Total of Pages : 371
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 614
  • Pdf File: diary-of-a-detour.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Diary of a Detour is film scholar and author Lesley Stern's memoir of living with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. She chronicles the fears and daily experience of coming to grips with an incurable form of cancer by describing the dramas and delving into the science. Stern also nudges cancer off center stage by turning to alternative obsessions and pleasures. In seductive writing she describes her life in the garden and kitchen, the hospital and the library, and her travels—down the street to her meditation center, across the border to Mexico, and across the world to Australia. Her immediate world is inhabited with books, movies, politics, and medical reports that provoke essayistic reflections. As her environment is shared with friends, chickens, a cat called Elvis, mountain goats, whales, lions, and microbes the book opens onto a larger than human world. Intimate and meditative, engrossing and singular, Diary of a Detour offers new ideas about what it might mean to live and think with cancer, and with chronic illness more broadly.


By Julian Stockwin
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  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Book Code : 184894733X
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 615
  • Pdf File: artemis.pdf

Book Short Summary:

'In Stockwin's hands the sea story will continue to entrance readers across the world' - Guardian In the great age of fighting sail, life ranging the seas for prey and prize money in the crack frigate HMS Artemis is fast and exciting. Now a true Jack Tar, Kydd sails into Portsmouth Harbour and a hero's welcome after a ferocious battle against the French. However his jubilation is cut short when a family matter threatens to take him from the life he has grown to love; he must return to Guildford. But the sea beckons irresistibly and Kydd manages to ship out again in his beloved Artemis - a voyage that will take him to the fabled East and present him with fierce challenges, both personal and physical. Finally homeward bound, he faces death itself in the cruel waters of the Great Southern Ocean. ******************** What readers are saying about ARTEMIS 'Fast and furious' - 5 stars 'Superb' - 5 stars 'I simply could not put it down' - 5 stars 'Never fails to entertain!' - 5 stars 'A great read for all who love the world of wooden ships when the Royal Navy ruled the seven seas' - 5 stars