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Scratching The Horizon

Author : Izzy Paskowitz
ISBN : 9781250023995
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A bitchin' love letter to sand and sea, and a spirited inside account of life with the "first family" of American surfing In 1956, Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz stepped away from a successful medical practice and began a lifelong surfing odyssey that grew to include his wife Juliette, and their nine children. Together, the Paskowitz clan lived a vagabonding bohemian existence, eschewing material possessions in favor of intangible riches like health and good cheer . . . all the while careening along the world's coastlines in search of the perfect wave. In Scratching the Horizon, Izzy Paskowitz looks back at his unusual upbringing, and his lifelong passion for the sport that carries his family's stamp. As the fourth-oldest child in a family of inveterate surfers, rock stars, and beach bums, he is uniquely qualified to shine a light on a childhood that has come to symbolize the surfing credo, a reckless young adulthood that nearly cost him his sanity, and a maturing sense of self and purpose that allows him to lift others on the back of his experience. As the father of a son with autism and the founder of "Surfers Healing," a foundation devoted to expanding the horizons of children with autism through surfing, Paskowitz has found a way to connect the surreal aspects of his childhood to the harsh realities of adulthood, and he shares these discoveries in this wickedly entertaining and transforming memoir.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Toward A Dark Horizon

Author : Beryl Carpenter
ISBN : 9781504969529
Genre : Fiction
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Sara Elena flees Spain in 1492, narrowly avoiding capture by her pursuer, Don Antonio Morales, evil deputy of the Inquisition. On the eve of her departure, she marries Juan, the man she has come to love. However, she and her new groom must soon travel different paths and endure dangerous separation for a time. Juan travels west with Columbus on the voyage of discovery. Will loneliness subdue him? Will he fall victim to temptation? Sara sails eastward seeking a welcome and a home. But which country will receive her, one of the hundreds of Jews exiled by Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand? Along the way she makes friends. Evil follows her as Sara builds a new life in a foreign country. Just when joy is about to overtake her, a cruel violence and heart-breaking news threaten to overwhelm her. Will her dream of a real home vanish like a wisp of smoke?
Category: Fiction

Scratching The Surface

Author : Joshua Kozubal
ISBN : 9781847285935
Genre : Fiction
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Orphaned at a young age when his parents are killed in a car accident, Adam Swanson lived his life without questioning his surroundings or ever considering whether God actually existed, but after he gets a visit from the Arch Angel Gabriel, that all changes. Through a series of bizarre glimpses into the supernatural, he quickly begins to learn that there is indeed more to this life. When his grandfather dies and leaves Adam both his house and an unusually large amount of money, he finds a strange book that reveals an ancient family secret placing him directly in the middle of an age old plot to bring the anti-Christ into the world. As Adam struggles to figure out what his place is in the world, he learns that not only is there more going on in the supernatural realm than the could have ever imagined, there is also more going on in the natural realm than meets the eye. This fast paced thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat and questioning what is just beneath the surface.
Category: Fiction

The Blue Horizon

Author : Henry De Vere Stacpoole
ISBN : STANFORD:36105022361575
Genre : English fiction
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Category: English fiction

Sails On The Horizon

Author : Jay Worrall
ISBN : 158836514X
Genre : Fiction
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SAILS ON THE HORIZON Dientes de Diablo, 1797 With his first historical high-seas adventure chronicling the exploits of Naval Commander Charles Edgemont, Jay Worrall sets sail in the rousing tradition of C.S. Forester and Patrick O’Brian. The year is 1797. Napoleon Buonaparte is racking up impressive wins in the field against the enemies of revolutionary France. On the seas, England is putting up a staunch resistance. When a modest fleet of British ships off the coast of Portugal encounters a larger force of Spanish vessels on their way to rendezvous with the French, the English are quick to seize the opportunity for a victory–even at the risk of a calamitous defeat. Twenty-five-year-old Charles Edgemont is second lieutenant aboard the HMS Argonaut, the smallest ship in the British line of battle. When orders come for the Argonaut to engage in an all-but-suicidal maneuver to cut off the escape of the Spanish ships, he leads his gun crews bravely–until the death of the captain and the first lieutenant elevates him to command of the stricken vessel. In the chaos that follows, his defiant refusal to yield under enemy fire earns him a permanent promotion. Thanks to the purse awarded him by the Admiralty after the fight, Charles is wealthy beyond his wildest dreams. But there are challenges when he returns home after years at sea. His newfound riches will prove no help when it comes to winning the heart of Penelope Brown, the feisty Quaker with whom Charles falls in love. Even more of a hindrance is his profession, for Penelope regards war as sinful and soldiers as little better than murderers. Changing Penelope’s mind may just be the hardest battle Charles has ever fought–at least until fresh orders send him back to sea, where he faces a more traditional and equally formidable adversary in a series of stirring battles of will and might. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Fiction

Eastern Horizon

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105118909972
Genre : Asia
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Category: Asia

Seekers Return To The Wild 5 The Burning Horizon

Author : Erin Hunter
ISBN : 9780062354396
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Erin Hunter's New York Times bestselling Seekers series continues in the fifth book in the Return to the Wild story arc. With its thrilling blend of action and suspense, this epic animal fantasy is perfect for fans of the #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series. Toklo, Kallik, Lusa, and Yakone are determined to reach Great Bear Lake in time for the Longest Day Gathering. Even Toklo, who has already claimed a new territory in the mountains, has promised to stay with them until Lusa has found a home of her own. But when Lusa is unexpectedly separated from the others, she must face her past—and make a decision about her future.
Category: Juvenile Fiction


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105111451741
Genre : Mysticism
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Category: Mysticism


Author : Cyril Connolly
ISBN : UOM:39015028058926
Genre : Art
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Category: Art

On The Horizon Level 9

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ISBN : 0663521831
Genre : Readers (Elementary)
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Category: Readers (Elementary)

Beyond The Horizon

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ISBN : NWU:35556028223626
Genre : African Americans
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Category: African Americans

The Living Maya

Author : Robert Sitler
ISBN : 9781556439391
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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" ... Explaining how we can use the era of 2012 as a unique opportunity for growth, Sitler proposes that following the Mayan way has "the potential to ground our lives more harmoniously in nature's infinitely complex ways, to broaden our perspectives on human existence, and to connect us more substantively with our innate capacity for comassion.""--Back cover.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit


Author : Steve Aoki
ISBN : 9781250111746
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The music. The mix. His life. "[A] passionate, introspective memoir." —Publishers Weekly "Sometimes I think my whole life can be seen through shades of blue..." —Steve Aoki Blue is the remarkable story—in pictures and words—of Steve Aoki, the superstar DJ/producer who started his career as a vegan straightedge hardcore music kid hellbent on defying his millionaire father, whose unquenchable thirst to entertain—inherited from his dad, Rocky Aoki, founder of Benihana—led him to global success and two Grammy nominations. Ranked among the top ten DJs in the world today, Grammy-nominated artist, producer, label head, fashion designer, philanthropist and entrepreneur Steve Aoki is an authentic global trendsetter and tastemaker who has been instrumental in defining contemporary youth culture. Known for his outrageous stage antics (cake throwing, champagne spraying, and the ‘Aoki Jump’) and his endearing personality, Steve is also the brains behind indie record label Dim Mak, which broke acts such as The Kills, Bloc Party, and The Gossip. Dim Mak also put out the first releases by breakout EDM stars The Chainsmokers and The Bloody Beetroots, as well as the early releases for Grammy-nominated artist Iggy Azalea, in addition to EDM star Zedd and electro duo MSTRKFT. In Blue, Aoki recounts the epic highs of music festivals, clubs and pool parties around the world, as well as the lows of friendships lost to drugs and alcohol, and his relationship with his flamboyant father. Illustrated with candid photos gathered throughout his life, the book reveals how Aoki became a force of nature as an early social media adopter, helping to turn dance music into the phenomenon it is today. All this, while remaining true to his DIY punk rock principles, which value spontaneity, fun and friendship above all else—demonstrable by the countless cakes he has flung across cities worldwide.
Category: Biography & Autobiography