Harpoon at a Venture


Author: Gavin Maxwell
Publisher: Birlinn
ISBN: 0857907042
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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A shark fishery based on the tiny Hebridean island of Soay was the beginning of Gavin Maxwell's enduring love affair with the west coast of Scotland. This, his first book, tells the whole story - the challenge and drama of the shark hunt, the development of catching techniques and equipment, the men who worked with him and some of the frustrations of starting a new enterprise in post-war Scotland. Every chapter is packed with action and anecdote. In each there are also beautifully observed descriptions of sky, sea and the individual islands of the Hebrides as well as their wildlife - from gannets, puffins, Manx shearwaters and fulmars to seals, dolphins and whales.

Der Wanderfalke


Author: J. A. Baker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783882213935
Category: Falcons
Page: 218
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The Ring of Bright Water Trilogy

Ring of Bright Water, The Rocks Remain, Raven Seek Thy Brother
Author: Gavin Maxwell
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141927208
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 464
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Fifty years ago Gavin Maxwell went to live in an abandoned house on a shingle beach on the west coast of Scotland. A haven for wildlife - he named his home Camusfearna and settled there with the otters Mij, Edal and Teko. Ring of Bright Water chronicles Gavin Maxwell's first ten years with the otters and touched the hearts of readers the world over, brilliantly evoking life with these playful animals in this natural paradise. Two further volumes followed bringing the story full circle telling of the difficult last years and the final abandonment of teh settlement. For the first time the entire trilogy is available in a single narrative in this beautifully presented book.

The Hedgerows Heaped with May

The Telegraph Book of the Countryside
Author: Stephen Moss
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
ISBN: 1781311013
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 320
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DIV An exploration of everything the countryside means to us, from a hundred years of the Telegraph’s archive. The Telegraph is, as its former editor Max Hastings identified, more than any other national broadsheet the newspaper of the countryside, which over the years has been written about in its pages by such distinguished writers as J.H.B. Peel, John Betjeman and W.F. Deedes, alongside eminent modern naturalists like Richard Mabey and even unlikely proponents of the rural life like Boris Johnson. This anthology is no bland celebration of bucolic idyll, but rather an exploration of everything that the countryside represents to the British. For some it means the reintroduction of long-lost wildlife such as the red kite, or ancient crafts like thatching. For others it means jouncing along a green lane in a four-wheel-drive Range Rover. To the Prince of Wales, his new town of Poundbury is the countryside while subjects as diverse as crop circles, second homes, Mad Cow Disease and polytunnels are all flashpoints in the modern debate about what, and who, the countryside is for. Hugely varied, by turns funny and provocative, this is an essential exploration of a central aspect of our national identity. /div

Harpoon Venture


Author: Gavin Maxwell
Publisher: Viking Adult
ISBN: N.A
Category: Shark fisheries
Page: 304
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Here are the wonderful islands, the strange facts of shark life, birds, and other fish in vivid brilliance; here too the men and the boats and the excitement and the disappointments in the working life". -- Kirkus Reviews

Im Herzen der See

Die letzte Fahrt des Walfängers Essex
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641146631
Category: History
Page: 352
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Die wahre Geschichte hinter dem Klassiker Moby Dick – verfilmt mit Starbesetzung Was jetzt als »Major Motion Picture« in die Kinos kommt – produziert von Oscar-Preisträger Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind – Genie und Wahnsinn) –, hat schon als Buch seine Leser gefesselt. Nathaniel Philbrick erzählt die wahre Geschichte jener Ereignisse, die Herman Melville zu seinem Roman Moby Dick inspiriert haben: Im November 1820 wird der Walfänger Essex mitten auf dem Pazifik von einem Pottwal gerammt. Das Schiff kentert, doch die 20 Mann starke Besatzung kann sich auf drei kleine Beiboote retten. Knapp 4000 Kilometer westlich der südamerikanischen Küste beginnt für die Männer eine beispiellose Odyssee: Drei Monate lang segeln sie in offenen, notdürftig aufgetakelten Booten und ohne ausreichend Proviant über eine feindliche See – und stoßen dabei an die Grenzen ihrer Menschlichkeit.

Eisige Schwestern

Psychothriller
Author: S. K. Tremayne
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426426366
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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Ein Jahr nachdem die sechsjährige Lydia durch einen tragischen Unfall ums Leben kam, sind ihre Eltern Sarah und Angus psychisch am Ende. Um neu anzufangen, ziehen sie zusammen mit Lydias Zwillingsschwester Kirstie auf eine atemberaubend schöne Privatinsel der schottischen Hebriden. Doch auch hier finden sie keine Ruhe. Kirstie behauptet steif und fest, sie sei in Wirklichkeit Lydia und die Eltern hätten den falschen Zwilling beerdigt. Bald hüllen Winternebel die Insel ein, Angus ist beruflich oft abwesend, und bei Sarah schleicht sich das unheimliche Gefühl ein, etwas stimme nicht. Zunehmend fragt sie sich, welches ihrer Mädchen lebt. Als ein heftiger Sturm aufzieht, sind Sarah und Kirstie komplett isoliert und den Geistern der Vergangenheit ausgeliefert.

Die Geheimnisse der Konklaven


Author: Atto Melani
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 9783608937374
Category: Konklave - Geschichte 1691 - Quelle
Page: 95
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DER WEISSE HAI


Author: Peter Benchley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783852862361
Category:
Page: 311
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Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Autobiographie
Author: Nelson Mandela
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104031541
Category: History
Page: 864
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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.

Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea (illustrated)


Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1635370671
Category: Fiction
Page: 283
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During the year 1866, ships of several nations spot a mysterious sea monster, which some suggest to be a giant narwhal. The United States government assembles an expedition in New York City to find and destroy the monster. Professor Pierre Aronnax, a French marine biologist and narrator of the story, who happens to be in New York at the time, receives a last-minute invitation to join the expedition which he accepts. The ship finds the monster after a long search and then attacks the beast, which damages the ship's rudder. The three protagonists are then hurled into the water and grasp hold of the "hide" of the creature, which they find, to their surprise, to be a submarine very far ahead of its era. They are quickly captured and brought inside the vessel, where they meet its enigmatic creator and commander, Captain Nemo.

Pacific Northwest's Whaling Coast


Author: Dale Vinnedge
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467132578
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 128
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Pacific Northwest waters from Alaska to Oregon lie between the Arctic whaling grounds and the home whaling ports of San Francisco and Honolulu. While the Pacific Northwest was not a whaling destination, whales in these rich grounds were pursued for many years as whale ships moved between the whalers' summer whaling grounds and southern home ports. After 1900, whaling in the north Pacific changed from sailing ships to modern, steam-powered iron ships and harpoon cannons. Land stations were built along southern Alaska, Vancouver Island in British Columbia, and Washington State. The new "killer" ships brought whales to these land stations for flensing and for rendering into oil, fertilizer, and other products. Most of these products were shipped to Seattle and San Francisco on steamers and factory ships at the end of the season. At the start of the season, supplies and workers were shipped up from Seattle to resupply and repopulate the stations.

The Basking Shark in Scotland

Natural History, Fishery and Conservation
Author: Denis Fairfax
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9781862320949
Category: Basking shark
Page: 206
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The Basking Shark in Scotland is based on archival sources, early historical works and interviews with surviving shark hunters. This 'gentle giant' of the seas, the largest fish in Scottish waters, is nowadays often in the news as conservationists press for its legal protection. Denis Fairfax provides a full history of the fishery for the shark, its anatomy and its biology. The basking shark's scientific history is treated extensively, including the Loch Ranza specimen featured by Thomas Pennant in his British Zoology. Shark incidents are recounted, including the famous Carradale incident of 1937 when an encounter with a basking shark led to the drowning of three people.

The preceptor: containing a general course of education [ed. by R. Dodsley].


Author: Preceptor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Paranoia


Author: Patricia Cornwell
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 3455814123
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Während sie einen Tatort untersucht, erhält Dr. Kay Scarpetta ein Video auf ihr Handy. Als sie es abspielt, kann sie kaum glauben, was sie sieht. Denn die Aufnahmen stellen alles infrage, was sie über ihre Nichte Lucy zu wissen meint ... Der Clip bringt Scarpetta in einen grausamen Gewissenskonflikt: Die Bilder zeigen Lucy bei einer schweren Straftat, und Scarpetta weiß, dass sie sich weder ihrem Ehemann Benton Wesley noch ihrem Kollegen Pete Marino anvertrauen darf, um ihrer Nichte zu helfen. Aber was hat es mit dem Video auf sich? Und wer hat es ihr zugespielt? Auf sich allein gestellt, sieht sich Scarpetta schon bald mit einer Reihe von Morden konfrontiert, die eine Gefahr aus ihrer eigenen Vergangenheit heraufbeschwören ...

In the Heart of the Sea

The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101221570
Category: History
Page: 320
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From the author of Mayflower, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's Eye--the riveting bestseller tells the story of the true events that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick. Winner of the National Book Award, Nathaniel Philbrick's book is a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of whaling, with deep resonance in American literature and history. In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale, leaving the desperate crew to drift for more than ninety days in three tiny boats. Nathaniel Philbrick uses little-known documents and vivid details about the Nantucket whaling tradition to reveal the chilling facts of this infamous maritime disaster. In the Heart of the Sea, recently adapted into a major feature film starring Chris Hemsworth, is a book for the ages.

Swallow

Foreign Bodies, Their Ingestion, Inspiration, and the Curious Doctor Who Extracted Them
Author: Mary Cappello
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595586350
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
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Product Description An American half-dollar. A beaded crucifix. Tooth roots shaped like a tiny pair of pants. A padlock. Scads of peanut kernels and scores of safety pins. A metallic letter Z. A toy goat and tin steering wheel. A Perfect Attendance Pin. One of the most popular attractions in Philadelphia's world-famous Mütter Museum is the Chevalier Jackson Foreign Body Collection: a beguiling set of drawers filled with thousands of items that had been swallowed or inhaled, then extracted nonsurgically by a pioneering laryngologist using rigid instruments of his own design. How do people's mouths, lungs, and stomachs end up filled with inedible things, and what do they become once arranged in Jackson's aura-laden cabinet? What drove Dr. Chevalier Jackson's peculiar obsession not only with removing foreign bodies from people’s upper torsos but also with saving and cataloging the items that he retrieved? Animating the space between interest and terror, curiosity and dread, award-winning author Mary Cappello explores what seems beyond understanding: the physiology of the human swallow, and the poignant and baffling psychology that compels people to ingest non-nutritive things. On a quest to restore the narratives that haunt Jackson’s uncanny collection, she discovers that all things are secretly edible. Combining original research with a sympathetic and evocative sensibility, Cappello uncovers a history of racism and violence, of forced ingestion and "hysteria," of class and poverty that left children to bank their family’s last quarters in their mouths. Here, the seemingly disparate but equally marvelous worlds of the circus and the medical amphitheater meet in characters ranging from sword swallowers and women who lunched on hardware to the sensitive, bullied boy who grew up to be the father of endoscopy. Advance Praise "Swallow is a surprising and original work. It is biography on the slant, a meditation that transcends boundaries and genres, written with scholarship, humor, and panache. I urge you to take this journey." —Ricky Jay "I was astonished and delighted—grabbed by the throat, indeed—by this most remarkable book, which took me down a thousand little red lanes, and laid out in excruciating and fascinating detail all those myriad of items—corks to safety pins to draughts of lye and three-foot swords—that have managed to pass down there too. It is a wonderful and bizarre book: gorge yourself on it, and gulp.” —Simon Winchester, author of Atlantic: The Biography of an Ocean "Swallow is a wonderful, intriguing book, a fascinating glimpse into a true medical pioneer and a life's work. Mary Cappello delves into what it means to ingest things we weren’t meant to eat, and how the line between our bodies and foreign bodies can sometimes blur. Every object tells a story, and the stories here are marvelous." —Colin Dickey, author of Crankiolepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius About the Author Mary Cappello's three previous books of literary nonfiction are Awkward, a Los Angeles Times bestseller; Called Back, a critical memoir on cancer that won a ForeWord Book of the Year Award and an Independent Publisher Book Award; and the memoir Night Bloom. A recipient of the Bechtel Prize for Educating the Imagination from Teachers and Writers Collaborative and the Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize from Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies, she is a former Fulbright lecturer at the Gorky Literary Institute (Moscow) and currently a professor of English and creative writing at the University of Rhode Island. She lives in Providence.

Der Geschmack von Laub und Erde

Wie ich versuchte, als Tier zu leben
Author: Charles Foster
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492958761
Category: Science
Page: 288
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Was fühlt ein Tier, wie lebt es und wie nimmt es seine Umwelt wahr? Um das herauszufinden, tritt Charles Foster ein faszinierendes Experiment an. Er schlüpft in die Rolle von fünf verschiedenen Tierarten: Dachs, Otter, Fuchs, Rothirsch und Mauersegler. Er haust in einem Bau unter der Erde, schnappt mit den Zähnen nach Fischen in einem Fluss und durchstöbert Mülltonnen auf der Suche nach Nahrung. Er schärft seine Sinne, wird zum nachtaktiven Lebewesen, beschreibt wie ein Weinkenner die unterschiedlichen »Terroirs« von Würmern und wie sich der Duft der Erde in den verschiedenen Jahreszeiten verändert. In die scharfsinnige und witzige Schilderung seiner skurrilen Erfahrungen lässt er wissenswerte Fakten einfließen und stellt sie in den Kontext philosophischer Themen. Letztendlich geht es dabei auch um die eine Frage: Was es bedeutet, Mensch zu sein.