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Desert Islands And Other Texts 1953 1974

Author : Gilles Deleuze
ISBN : 1584350180
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A fascinating anthology of texts and interviews written over 20 years by renowned French philosopher Gilles Deleuze.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Desert Islands Of Mexico S Sea Of Cortez

Author : Stewart W. Aitchison
ISBN : 0816527741
Genre : Nature
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The desert islands in the Sea of Cortez are little known except to a few intrepid tourists, sailors, and fishermen. Though at first glance these stark islands may appear barren, they are a refuge for an astounding variety of plants and animals. While many of the species are typical of the greater Sonoran Desert region, some are endemic or unique to one or two islands. For example, Isla Santa Catalina is home to the worldÕs only rattlesnake that has lost its ability to grow a rattle. Other islands host nesting birds, such as Isla Rasa, a tiny, flat flow of basalt lava that attracts nearly half a million elegant and royal terns and HeermannÕs gulls each spring. The Desert Islands of MexicoÕs Sea of Cortez is one of the few books devoted to the biogeography of this remarkable part of the world. The book explores the geologic origin of the gulf and its islands, presents some of the basics of island biogeography, details insular lifeÑincluding residents of the intertidal zone Ñand provides a brief outlook for preserving this area. More than a simple guidebook, AitchisonÕs writing will take both actual and armchair travelers through a gripping tale of natural history. Like the rest of our fragile planet, the Sea of Cortez and its islands are threatened by humans. Overfishing has eliminated or greatly diminished many fish stocks, and dams on rivers that once flowed into the gulf prevent certain nutrients from reaching the sea. The tenuousness of this area makes the bookÕs extraordinary photographs and the firsthand descriptions by a well-known teacher, writer, and photographer all the more compelling.
Category: Nature

Desert Islands

Author : Walter de la Mare
ISBN : 0571258980
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Desert Islands opens with a captivating essay on the romance of islands and castaways in literature and life, and the associations that have arisen in the imagination of readers in every generation. The essay leads on to over 200 pages of what de la Mare himself calls 'a rambling commentary', in the form of an anthology or commonplace book on every conceivable aspect of this teeming subject. There are notes, reflections and quotations from a lifetime's reading on wrecks, maroons, pirates, utopias, goats, hallucinations, exotic foods, misers, punishments, solitude , Darwin, parrots, idols, saints, hermits, maps, spices, drugs . . . and of course Daniel Defoe. Desert Islands is the perfect bedside or holiday book. It also playfully boasts a subtitle of rococo inventiveness and one of the longest you will ever read! 'A vast treasure chest, a bewildering collection . . . to dazzle and fascinate everyone who lifts the lid.' Geoffrey Grigson
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Survive On A Desert Island

Author : Patrick Perish
ISBN : 9781681032412
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Being stranded on a desert island is a classic survival situation of countless books, movies, and cartoons. But would you know where to find water or how make fire if it happened to you? Young readers can learn these skills and more in this high-interest title of ultimate survival.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Make It Out Alive On A Desert Island

Author : Claudia Martin
ISBN : 9781499434774
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A desert island might sound like a paradise of sunshine and buried treasure, but in real life, these environments are harsh on human beings. This intriguing book introduces readers to real-life scenarios unique to islands � and provides the tools to plan their own survival. A map and supply list give readers the base of survival plans, while Makerspace activities allow readers to exercise their critical thinking and creativity. Fact boxes provide enticing information to immerse readers in the island biome. This high-interest topic will encourage readers to engage with STEM material, making this a valuable book for any library.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Danny Dunn On A Desert Island

Author : Jay Williams
ISBN : 9781479404483
Genre : Fiction
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"I challenge you to a duel of desert islands!" Dr. Grimes cries, when Professor Bulfinch accuses him of not being practical. Grimes plans to go ashore on an uninhabited desert island, and the Professor on another. After a month they will see who has survived the best! Danny and his best friend Joe soon get permission to join them, and the four take off in the scientists' plane. But when they crash-land in the ocean and are really marooned on an island off the coast of Peru -- the four must survive and come up with a plan to be rescued, using only their scientific ingenuity!
Category: Fiction

Biking Mount Desert Island

Author : Audrey Minutolo-Le
ISBN : 9781608930524
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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With 57 miles of well-tended carriage paths—skirting some of the most beautiful sights on Mount Desert Island and free of automobile traffic—Acadia National park is a very popular destination among bicyclists. Audrey Minutolo-Le provides cyclists with an in-depth look at 18 of the island's finest loop routes, both on and off-road, and gives valuable tips on the prime times to cycle busy sections of Acadia. She also includes many great rides outside the park that are often overlooked. Each route is broken down by mileage, categorized by degree of difficulty, and described in detail with maps to help riders pick routes most comfortable for their skill level. Includes a new introduction and updated information on trails and routes.
Category: Sports & Recreation

How To Survive On A Desert Island

Author : Jim Pipe
ISBN : 9781448880294
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Being stranded on a desert island is a relatively common theme in tales. However, this book teaches readers what to do if they are ever actually in such a situation. Informative text and real life stories demonstrate how to survive being trapped on an island in the middle of the ocean.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Time And Tide In Acadia Seasons On Mount Desert Island

Author : Christopher Camuto
ISBN : 9781581577563
Genre : Nature
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Camuto delivers insights on Mount Desert Island, a place of stunning beauty and natural wonders. Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park have been described as the climax of the coast of Maine. Millions are drawn every year to the stunning beauty of this rocky landscape of spruce-fir forest and granite islands. Some, like nature writer Christopher Camuto, never stop coming back. In Time and Tide in Acadia the author draws on years of walking Mount Desert’s summits and shorelines, canoeing its marshes, kayaking its tidal waters, and visiting its outer islands. To this task Camuto brings an appetite for observing wildlife and landscape with considerable originality, a regard for history and indigenous perceptions of nature, a keen interest in exploring the psychological and philosophical appeal of nature, and a writer’s love of language. As in his previous, highly praised books, Camuto fulfills his promise to give the reader innumerable vantages on the nature of a remarkable place that it takes time to get to know.
Category: Nature

Plant Life Of A Desert Archipelago

Author : Richard Stephen Felger
ISBN : 9780816599417
Genre : Science
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The desert islands of the Gulf of California are among the world's best-preserved archipelagos. The diverse and unique flora, from the cardón forests of Cholludo to the agave-dominated slopes of San Esteban remain much as they were centuries ago, when the Comcaac (Seri people) were the only human presence in the region. Almost 400 plant species exist here, with each island manifesting a unique composition of vegetation and flora. For thousands of years, climatic and biological forces have sculpted a set of unparalleled desert worlds. Plant Life of a Desert Archipelago is the first in-depth coverage of the plants on islands in the Gulf of California found in between the coasts of Baja California and Sonora. The work is the culmination of decades of study by botanist Richard Felger and recent investigations by Benjamin Wilder, in collaboration with Sr. Humberto Romero-Morales, one of the most knowledgeable Seris concerning the region's flora. Their collective effort weaves together careful and accurate botanical science with the rich cultural and stunning physical setting of this island realm. The researchers surveyed, collected, and studied thousands of plants—seen here in meticulous illustrations and stunning color photographs—providing the most precise species accounts of the islands ever made. To access remote parts of the islands the authors worked directly with the Comcaac, an indigenous community who have lived off marine and terrestrial life in this coastal desert region for centuries. Invaluable information regarding indigenous names and distributions are an intrinsic part of this work. The flora descriptions are extraordinarily detailed and painstakingly crafted for field biologists. Conservationists, students, and others who are interested in learning about the natural wealth of the Gulf of California, desert regions, or islands in general are sure to be captivated by this rich and fascinating volume.
Category: Science