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Looking For A Ship

Author : John McPhee
ISBN : 9781429958110
Genre : Transportation
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This is an extraordinary tale of life on the high seas aboard one of the last American merchant ships, the S.S. Stella Lykes, on a forty-two-day journey from Charleston down the Pacific coast of South America. As the crew of the Stella Lykes makes their ocean voyage, they tell stories of other runs and other ships, tales of disaster, stupidity, greed, generosity, and courage.
Category: Transportation

I Went Looking For A Ship

Author : Natascha Libbert
ISBN : 9492051389
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I Went Looking for a Ship' is a navigation through the landscape of shipping, following the major renovation of the sea lock in IJmuiden, the most important access to the port of Amsterdam. 0Natascha Libbert documents the life inside the technical zone on and around the locks, the port of Amsterdam and the ships. She focused on themes such as destruction and construction, the increasing public invisibility of maritime transport, and the way in which the landscape is constantly changing as a result of shipping. She decided to look for a ship to be able to observe everything from another perspective and to get a grip on this landscape in transformation. Eventually, she took passage on a ship that picks up quarried stone from a mountain in Norway. 0In 'I Went Looking for a Ship', Libbert?s research and logs are the common thread, where the earthly images set the visual tone: sometimes technical, sometimes abstract and poetic. Through the use of archival footage, reference images and research, she not only highlights the history of the locks, but also tells about specific characteristics of the maritime space and the similarities between divers and astronauts.

The Last Ship

Author : William Brinkley
ISBN : 9780698156678
Genre : Fiction
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TV tie-in edition “An extraordinary novel of men at war” (The Washington Post) and the bestselling book that inspired the TNT mini-series The unimaginable has happened. The world has been plunged into all-out nuclear war. Sailing near the Arctic Circle, the U.S.S. Nathan James is relatively unscathed, but the future is grim and Captain Thomas is facing mutiny from the tattered remnants of his crew. With civilization in ruins, he urges those that remain—one-hundred-and-fifty-two men and twenty-six women—to pull together in search of land. Once they reach safety, however, the men and women on board realize that they are earth’s last remaining survivors—and they’ve all been exposed to radiation. When none of the women seems able to conceive, fear sets in. Will this be the end of humankind? For readers of Going Home by A. American, Lights Out by David Crawford, The End and The Long Road by G. Michael Hopf, and One Second After by William Forstchen.
Category: Fiction

Looking Back At Traditional Cargo Ships

Author : Andrew Wiltshire
ISBN : 190295369X
Genre : Cargo ships
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Stunning colour photographs of traditional cargo ships with detailed captions giving information about the ship, its history and location.
Category: Cargo ships

Graveyard Of Ships Starship Scorpius Book 2

Author : Jessie Jasen
ISBN : 9781310711664
Genre : Fiction
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The year is 2350. Earth is in the Planetary Alliance with aliens who claim to be our creators. But not everybody agrees with the new doctrine. Starship Scorpius is sent to explore space in search of advanced extraterrestrial technologies that will give us an advantage over our alien allies. The battle for supremacy begins here… On its mission to deep space, United Starmarine starship Scorpius arrives on the Delta Moon. Scans reveal atmospheric anomalies on the surface. First Commander Sy Race and Cadet Maya Scott fly to the surface to explore. Scott and Race discover a graveyard of ships hidden in a volcanic cave to be the cause of the anomalies. Upon closer inspection, they discover the fragments of the Explorer shuttle, a United Starmarine vessel that disappeared twenty years earlier when it collided with a black hole. Have they discovered the first known wormhole in the First Quadrant? STARSHIP SCORPIUS SERIES is infused with aliens, AIs, ghosts, starships, high-tech, mysterious space phenomena, battles for life and death, and the central question of what it means to be an individual within the collective—human and alien—in the galaxy of the 24th century.
Category: Fiction

Ellen Under The Stairs

Author : John G. Stockmyer
ISBN : 9780595338269
Genre : Fiction
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In spite of modern medicine, Ellen, the beautiful young wife of History Department Chairman John Lyon, can't seem to stem the ravages of a virus she contracted. Half in love with Ellen as it is, John's plan is to subject her to the healing wizardry he's discovered at the end of a static electric "stairway" in his recently purchased "haunted" house. With Ellen magically cured, John will bring her home in triumph and to acclaim! Disregarding in his eagerness to be Ellen's savior--the prophetic warning; "The best laid schemes of mice and men gang aft agley..."
Category: Fiction

Two Standing

Author : Brett Spencer
ISBN : 9781465390066
Genre : Fiction
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The inhabitants of the planet of Dosthlen have lived peacefully for centuries. Eight different countries all existing on their own continents have never had any reason to fight. They have lived their lives, created their civilizations, and built their cities. Only now, they have built too much. Their technology has allowed them to move off the planet and colonize space and their moons. For the first time in their existence, they have something to fight over. Every country has a stake in this new territory, and is willing to fight for it. But no one has any understanding of how to fight a war. The leaders of all eight countries now scramble to build new weapons and find anyone in their countries who have a natural ability to use them. Some wage aggressive assaults that cause the deaths of numerous people on both sides, and others lay low as long as possible before they are forced into the conflict. Many build weapons that are more destructive than they realize. One such weapon trumps them all and is capable of sealing a victory for anyone who wields it. But when that weapon is lost out in space, it becomes a race to see who can get to it first. But no one is prepared for the destruction that will come upon all the countries by the time their war is over.
Category: Fiction

Funny Stuff In The Bible

Author : Phillip D. Johnson
ISBN : 9781620327296
Genre : Religion
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Funny Stuff in the Bible is a field trip through the Bible library hunting for funny stuff. The many stories and other literature in this library were written over a period of a thousand years. This is well known. Thinking of the Bible as a library provides perspective. Though there are more copies of this library, its writings bound into a single volume, than of any other book in the world, the literature in it is underrated and underenjoyed. It is underenjoyed because of the smog created by the notion that every word is religiously serious and not for enjoyment, let alone laughter. This overlay of morality and religious seriousness makes it difficult to read a particular story as we do other stories in the world. Funny Stuff shakes off these notions to enjoy some stories. The Bible is a large library. We can only explore a little of it as we look both for stuff that makes us laugh and also things that are strange. We investigate what we come across--stumble on, so to speak. The quest is undertaken in good humor and with light hearts.
Category: Religion

Looking For Seabirds

Author : Sophie Webb
ISBN : 0618212353
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A journal of the author's observations and adventures while working on a research vessel counting seabirds through Alaska's Aleutian Island chain.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Zack And The Validators Spirit Bridge

Author : Wayne Hunt
ISBN : 9781479722310
Genre : Fiction
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This book, Zack and the Validators: Spirit Bridge, is the fourth in a series about Zack, an intelligent and handsome donkey, and his three donkey friends. They call themselves the Validators. Leaving San Francisco on a passenger ship, they travel to Skagway, Alaska, and then to Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada, to rescue Zacks Uncle Harry. As they travel up the Pacific Coast along the coasts of California, Oregon, Washington states, and the Inside Passage to Alaska, they see many new sights from the decks of their ship. The naturalist expert aboard the ship also provides comments over the ships sound system, periodically, as the ship arrives at certain sightseeing points. In addition, Zack reads books about each state to learn about it landscape, natural resources, industries, and history. He records much of this information in his journal as they reach particular places, cities, or towns. When Zack and his donkey friends arrive at Skagway, Alaska, theyre met at the dock by Miss Darlene Divine, Harrys best friend. Shes a moose whos the entertainment manager of Skagways Pack Horse Inn. She provides rooms for Zack and friends for the night, shows them around Skagway the next day, and helps them board a train to travel to Canada. They see a lot of beautiful sights along the White Pass Trail, one of the two trails used by the Klondike gold rushers to cross the coastal mountains into Canada. They also learn about Dead Horse Gulch where 3,000 horses died during the winter of 1897 because of hazardous trail conditions. The horses were also overloaded with supplies, and many were cruelly treated by their owners. Zack learns about how the gold rushers traveled over the Summit with over 1,150 pounds of supplies during cold, winter conditions. He also learned about how they built boats at Lake Bennett so they could float down the Yukon River to Dawson City. Uncle Harrys eyes were injured in a gold mine explosion near Dawson City and he needs special medical help so his eyes can heal. When Zack and his friends arrive at Dawson City on a paddle-wheeler boat, they soon find Uncle Harry in a Dawson City hospital. They stay in a Catholic churchs rectory with Fr. John Mark and Fr. Christopher Clancy, while Harry recovers enough to travel to Skagway for special medical treatment. While there, Willie and Pedro, two of Zacks donkey friends, travel with Professor Carmacky to Bonanza Creek to pan for gold, while the Professor learns more about the first big Klondike gold discovery. Zack stays in Dawson City with Zelda, another donkey friend, to help Harry regain his strength for travel to Skagway. Finally, Harry is able to travel. They return up the Yukon River through treacherous white water rapids to the town of Whitehorse. From there, they take a train to Skagway. While traveling to Skagway on the historic White Pass & Yukon Railroad train, Harry sees a foggy image of an old railroad bridge near the White Pass Summit of the coastal mountain range. He learned later, from the local Tlingit Indian chief, that he saw an abandoned steel cantilever bridge that crosses Dead Horse Gulch, a historic gulch where the 3,000 horses died during the 1897 Klondike Gold Rush. The chief explained to Harry his tribes great need to have a bridge across the gulch for migrating caribou to cross. He also told Harry about his tribes belief that the spirits of the dead horses need a bridge in order to cross the gulch to the Great Spirit Land (an animal heaven). With these great needs for a bridge, Harry discovers that his good talent is to become a bridge for others. He decides to stay in Alaska to help the chief renovate the bridge to make it usable for caribou to cross the gulch. The chief also believes the spirits of the dead horses will use it to cross the gulch, on their way to the Great Spirit Land. Thats why the name Spirit Bridge was given to the renovated bridge.
Category: Fiction

Ship Happens

Author : Lisa Troan
ISBN : 9781469114033
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Follow our harrowing journey as a family, inexperienced to sailing, begins their adventure and a new life. While on a once-in-a-lifetime trek, the Troans encounter many spectacular countries and peoples in their quest to reach Fiji, their new home. Near death hurricanes, storms and accidents all add to the danger and excitement as they sail their way along a 10,000 mile route to the Southern Hemisphere, learning as they go. The day by day troubles and pleasures add a depth of character to each member of the family, as they gain strengths and confidence as never before.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Two Years Before The Mast

Author : Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
ISBN : 9781101050347
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Tracing an awe-inspiring oceanic route from Boston, around Cape Horn, to the California coast, Two Years Before the Mast is both a riveting story of adventure and the most eloquent, insightful account we have of life at sea in the early nineteenth century. Richard Henry Dana is only nineteen when he abandons the patrician world of Boston and Harvard for an arduous voyage among real sailors, amid genuine danger. The result is an astonishing read, replete with vivid descriptions of storms, whales, and the ship's mad captain, terrible hardship and magical beauty, and fascinating historical detail, including an intriguing portrait of California before the gold rush. As D. H. Lawrence proclaimed, "Dana's small book is a very great book."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Make Him Look Good

Author : Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
ISBN : 9781429919197
Genre : Fiction
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The "him" in Make Him Look Good is Ricky Biscayne, sexy Latin singing sensation who has taken the pop world by storm. But it takes more than swiveling hips and dreamy eyes to get to the top of the charts. The women who orbit Ricky are: -- Milan, Ricky's new publicist, and her sister Geneva whose Club G promises to have Miami's hottest opening ever -- Jill Sanchez, a media-manic Latina star who has crossed over from CDs to perfume, clothes and movies -- Jasminka, Ricky's gorgeous Croatian model wife -- Irene, a firefighter whose high school romance with Ricky was the last love in her life, eking out an existence for herself and her daughter Sophia, who is beginning to suspect that she and Ricky Biscayne look a little too much alike With several satisfying romances set against Miami's music, club and modeling scenes, Make Him Look Goodis irresistible fiction from one of America's most original voices.
Category: Fiction

Between Two Seas

Author : Marie-Louise Jensen
ISBN : 9780192732750
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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'Travel to Skagen and find him. Give him my letter. Seek a better life, Marianne! Promise!' Bound by a vow made to her dying mother, Marianne sells her few belongings and leaves Grimsby. Her destination? Denmark, where she will search for her father, Lars Christensen-the golden-haired fisherman her mother fell in love with many years before. The journey will be long-and dangerous for a young girl travelling alone. As Marianne boards the fishing boat that will carry her across the North Sea, she wonders: will Denmark be the fairy-tale land she has dreamt of? Will she find happiness there? Will the father she has never met welcome the arrival of his illegitimate child? And why didn't he return for her mother, as he promised he would?
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Titanic And The Mystery Ship

Author : Senan Molony
ISBN : 9780752467573
Genre : Transportation
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What fascinates most people are the conspiracy theories that abound about her. Was she switched for her damaged sister Olympic, did Captain Smith really ignore the ice warnings that flooded into her wireless room, or was there some fabled treasure on board when she went down? Perhaps one of the most enduring tales of Titanic is the mystery ship, the fabled vessel seen in the distance that could have saved all her passengers from freezing or drowning. But what was the mystery ship, and was she the Californian, a cargo/passenger ship that according to her captain was stuck in ice over the horizon. At the enquiry into the sinking, Captain Lord of the Californian was castigated and blamed for the loss of life on Titanic, but for ninety years, there has been proof that his ship could not have been the mystery ship.
Category: Transportation

The Ship Model Builder S Assistant

Author : Charles G. Davis
ISBN : 9780486156200
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Invaluable guide offers detailed descriptions, drawings of masting, rigging, and major fittings of American clippers and packets. Also includes wealth of details on deck furniture. 279 line drawings.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Golden Threads Selected Stories

Author : Helen C. Knight
ISBN : 9780981750538
Genre : Religion
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Golden Threads was a book of moral stories published c1866, by Mrs. Helen C. Knight. The 63 selections gleaned for this edition are selected for their Christian gospel content. Most all are moral parables that teach Biblical principals and are intended for families with older children. A passage called "Good As Other Folks" outlines a minister's suggestion to a boy to journal his day to discover if he is "good enough for God" as his self assurance says he is. A passage called "Sea-side" tells of how a mother tells her children about God while collecting shells on the beach. A passage called "Gold-apple Words" gives examples of words apply spoken and their huge effect on people's lives. Mrs. Helen C. Knight was a worker in Christian missions, and a writer of fictional stories. Her biographical books include people such as Hannah More, James Montgomery and John Bunyan.
Category: Religion

The Gangster We Are All Looking For

Author : Thi Diem Thuy Le
ISBN : 9780307792259
Genre : Fiction
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This acclaimed novel reveals the life of a Vietnamese family in America through the knowing eyes of a child finding her place and voice in a new country. In 1978 six refugees—a girl, her father, and four “uncles”—are pulled from the sea to begin a new life in San Diego. In the child’s imagination, the world is transmuted into an unearthly realm: she sees everything intensely, hears the distress calls of inanimate objects, and waits for her mother to join her. But life loses none of its strangeness when the family is reunited. As the girl grows, her matter-of-fact innocence eddies increasingly around opaque and ghostly traumas: the cataclysm that engulfed her homeland, the memory of a brother who drowned and, most inescapable, her father’s hopeless rage.
Category: Fiction

Captain Harry And His Magical Mermaid

Author : Lavada N. Meadows
ISBN : 1462824919
Genre : Fiction
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A sneak peek preview to Captain Harry and His Magical Mermaid Captain Harry is a story about a pirate at sea that sees a beautiful Mermaid. He names her Noreen, later he discovered Noreen is a magical mermaid. Captain Harry finds five children on a pirate ship in the Caribbean. Also the pirate finds out Noreen has two children as well. The mermaid, Captain Harry, and his five children have a wonderful adventure under the ocean exploring the ocean with the mermaid, and her two children. What an awesome adventure for all of them under the ocean. The land Of make believe. Recommended for children five year’s old, through eleven yr‘s old. Captain Harry and his children explore the island, and things get exciting for the children when Captain Harry falls to sleep under the palm tree, and sleeps to long, the children find their selves in serious trouble. Noreen not only is she a mermaid, she is like a guardian Angle to the children and Captain Harry she always watches over them.
Category: Fiction

On First Looking Into Homer S Odyssey

Author : Arthur D. Kahn
ISBN : 9781491807736
Genre : Fiction
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The author of On First Looking into Homer’s Odyssey reports of this work: My enthusiasm for the Homeric epics dates to 1933, when in Frank Durkee’s sophomore English class in Somerville (New Jersey) High School, I was introduced to the Odyssey in the Butcher & Lang prose translation. We students had already been exposed to Classical mythology in the elementary grades, and I had read on my own Bulfinch’s Age of Fable, a treasured birthday present. Mr. Durkee presented the Odyssey as a collection of fabulous adventures, and I read with excitement about the Cyclops, the witch Circe, the Sirens and Scylla and Charybdis. In my late teens and early twenties I read and re-read the Iliad in various translations, eager to explore the events which preceded the Odyssey. In my mid-thirties, I undertook to master Classical Greek, impelled in great part by a desire to read Homer in the original. When I declared to Vera Lachmann, a Brooklyn College Classics professor who invited me to read Greek with her on Saturday mornings, that I was coming to believe that there was Homer and other literature, she exclaimed, “It’s about time you came to that conclusion!” Returning to university in 1961 to pursue courses toward a doctorate, I exposed in my dissertation Byron’s critique of the Homeric epics in his comic epic, Don Juan. Appointed in 1966 to found a Classics department at Brock University, a newly established Ontario institution, I developed an intensive survey course of Classical literature in translation (from which I hoped to recruit students for courses in Latin and Greek). The first day of class of the survey course, I would announce: “People think that if they can read a newspaper they know how to read, and, indeed, you may be able to read a bestseller with minimal effort, but the works we will be studying this year require a special effort, a special kind of reading. Masterworks like the Homeric epics are to be approached as congealed life. Almost every line exposes a view of the world that Cicero denominated humanitas. And so this year you are going to learn how to read the Greek and Roman classics and to investigate an alternate view of the world to the Judaeo-Christian.” The approach I have followed in the two volumes exploring Homer’s dramatic artistry is similar to that I pursued in my classes more than forty years ago.
Category: Fiction