A Manifesto to Save the Oceans, Planet & Ourselves
Author: Jeroen Van de Waal
The oceans, and all that lives in them, are the most precious ecosystems we have on the planet. They maintain the essential balance to keep the planet going and to make life on Earth possible. This book presents the current state of the oceans and highlights the mass destruction that is taking place.
Aidan Brook committed one too many magical crimes. Now, the water council insists she answer for them. Before they can deliver a verdict that will change her life, a council member is gruesomely murdered—and Aidan’s best friend is accused of the crime. Before the body cools, Aidan is racing against the clock to prove Sera’s innocence. To make matters worse, her favorite bear shifter is struggling with the dangerous bond they now share. Aidan will do whatever it takes to save her friends…but the cost may be higher than she can pay. A little murder, a little magic, and family and friends to help her through it all. On the outside, it looks like a typical Aidan Brook day—but she’s about to discover, when the tides start to turn, even a water elemental can’t control what happens next.
Based in Downtown Detroit, two unlikely characters forge an unforgettable friendship that sparks change and hope deep within their hearts, ultimately changing their lives in remarkable ways. Matthew Stance is a dispirited, lonely soul wandering the earth simply because his heart still beats and his blood still flows. All he wants is to feel something again, to be his once-vibrant, energetic self. But heartache and loneliness are the only entities filling his life. The more Matthew tries to change for positivity, the deeper he sinks into depressions claws. Charles is a tenacious homeless man who fights to stay alive. When hes not rummaging for food and a good place to sleep, hes reminiscing about his deceased wife, Elizabeth, and how his life once was. Somewhere amid his shattered dreams resides a glimmer of faith waiting to be rekindled. And then a random bench near the sparkling Detroit River draws these two opposites together. What starts off as a fiery encounter quickly transforms into a beautiful friendship. A friendship that finally inspires Matthew and Charles to strive for the changes and lives they desire.
A Fascinating Journey Among the Kamoro of New Guinea
Author: David Pickell
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Category: Social Science
Featuring hundreds of original, color photographs, this fascinating study of New Guinea chronicles the rituals and daily life of this remote and culturally rich region. Between the Tides offers a compelling mix of New Guinean storytelling, history, natural history, politics, and culture. David Pickell brings warmth and intelligence to his subject, and Kal Muller's photographs are surprising and evocative. Together, author and photographer show how an isolated, nomadic past meets a worldly, urban future, history confronts superstition, and a false and imposed sense of shame yields to a new, and still fragile, pride. Their journey took them from the dusty New Guinea frontier town of Timika to tiny Lakahia island, along two hundred miles of twisting mangrove creeks and the relentlessly uncooperative Arafura sea. What they found was a culture facing the delicate, sometimes humorous, occasionally painful, and always interesting process of change.
What do you do when you've struggled most of your life to make a name for yourself? Or better yet what do you do when opportunity comes knocking from an unlikely older man seeking companionship? Rose is a sweet girl who is timid by nature, but circumstances put her into an unusual situation causing her to act out of her nature. One day she does meet someone that she can have a life with but by choosing this man she risks losing all of the help she has received getting to where she is. Will she choose love or money? The answer is within these pages.
When fun-loving glamour girl Quintessa Beaumont learns the Navy has established the WAVES program for women, she enlists, determined to throw off her frivolous ways and contribute to the war effort. No-nonsense and hoping to make admiral, Lt. Dan Avery has been using his skills to fight German U-boats. The last thing he wants to see on his radar is a girl like Tess. For her part, Tess works hard to prove her worth in the Anti-Submarine Warfare Unit in Boston--both to her commanding officers and to the man with whom she is smitten. When Dan is assigned to a new escort carrier at the peak of the Battle of the Atlantic, he's torn between his lifelong career goals and his desire to help Tess root out a possible spy on shore. The Germans put up quite a fight, but he wages a deeper battle within his heart. Could Tess be the one for him? With precision and pizazz, fan favorite Sarah Sundin carries readers through the rough waters of love in a time when every action might have unforeseen world-changing consequences.
The second novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts' stunning Chesapeake Bay Saga, where the Quinn brothers must return to their family home on the Maryland shore, to honor their father's last request... Ethan Quinn is a waterman. He wasn’t born to the tradition but has embraced it. He’s a quiet man whose heart runs as deep as the waters he loves. And now, with his father gone, Ethan is determined to make the family boatbuilding business a success. But amidst his achievements lie the most important challenges of his life… There’s a young boy who needs him, and a woman and child he loves but never believed he could have. To shape his life around them, Ethan must face his own dark past—and accept not only who he is but what he hopes to become. Don't miss the other books in the Chesapeake Bay Saga Sea Swept Inner Harbor Chesapeake Blue
When a girl’s heart is set on revenge… Nagged by her evil mother, Sky wants one thing above all else. To destroy the society that rejected her and stole her rightful inheritance. Going undercover, she uses a lowly human to draw close to the recently discovered trio of Atlantean princesses. Once she learns what she needs to know about her targets, she will kill them with no remorse. Except she does something stupid when she saves the human and exposes her special powers. Now, she’s caught the eye of Prince Reef from the kingdom of Merta. Reef’s a spy too, with a mission to decide which side of the Atlantean war his kingdom will champion. During Reef and Sky’s time together, she learns more about her past, her power, and her princess half-sisters. Sky is forced to rethink her views on everything. But Reef has secrets of his own… This is the fourth full-length novel in the Lost Daughters of Atlantis young adult fantasy action adventure novel series. Each of the books stand alone. “Having met the Atlantean Princess sisters—Pearl, Coral and Maris—in the first three books of this fun series, I’m thrilled that Burton is continuing the saga with this story of Sky, the outsider bent on revenge, who learns that her world is more complicated than she believed. A great new heroine! In Burton’s carefully crafted world, with its alluring Royal Guards and handsome Separatist spies, there’s plenty of intrigue, action and romance to keep the stories coming for a long time. Already can’t wait for the next installment!” Reviewer Other books in the Atlantis series: Atlantis Riptide - free, Atlantis Red Tide, Atlantis Rising Tide, Atlantis Tide Breaker Novella, Atlantis Twisting Tides Novella, and Atlantis Glacial Tides.
All is well under the sea... but how long can peace last? Five years ago, Adlivun defeated the Clan of Zalcan in a crushing victory. Since then, Queen Aazuria has liberated all of the oppressed underwater nations and joined them together under the crown of the Oceanic Empire. Everyone is enjoying this time of peace, prosperity, and rebuilding, when whispers begin to surface that danger might be afoot again. The CIA has taken a special interest in Vachlan and his family, while a new threat called Leviathan baffles sea-dwellers and land-dwellers alike. Princess Varia and her childhood friend, Glais, are now teenagers, trying to find their place in the world as they grow up at the palace. The tensions run high between them as their innocent friendship teeters on the edge of evolving into something more. Meanwhile, far from the capital and her beloved family, Queen Elandria struggles to survive the grueling training of the high priestess. Visola seems to be concealing important information from her husband; could this bombshell upset the carefully achieved balance in their lives?
What if you had a hidden inner self you never knew about? This key to your horoscope is the moon sign! Many people understand their sun sign, but few realise that the key to their astrological insight is unlocked by a deeper truth: the moon sign. Your moon sign is a reflection of your secret inner self, and has important messages to aid you in your career, love life and ultimately your destiny. Understanding the secret power of your moon sign is now easier than ever with this short guide. Specially aligned for your individual moon sign of Scorpio, this book has been carefully charted and prepared by astrology expert David Wells, whose advice will help you quickly understand: • Your overall astrological outlook for 2014 • How your moon sign co-operates, or interferes with, your sun sign in 2014 • How your moon sign affects your romantic life, your work life and your spiritual life. You won't want to overlook this important part of your astrological make up in the coming year with this brilliant new series! Visit moon-sign-calculator.com to calculate your moon sign and find out yours today!
What if you had a hidden inner self you never knew about? This key to your horoscope is the moon sign! Many people understand their sun sign, but few realise that the key to their astrological insight is unlocked by a deeper truth: the moon sign. Your moon sign is a reflection of your secret inner self, and has important messages to aid you in your career, love life and ultimately your destiny. Understanding the secret power of your moon sign is now easier than ever with this short guide. Specially aligned for your individual moon sign of Pisces, this book has been carefully charted and prepared by astrology expert David Wells, whose advice will help you quickly understand: • Your overall astrological outlook for 2014 • How your moon sign co-operates, or interferes with, your sun sign in 2014 • How your moon sign affects your romantic life, your work life and your spiritual life. You won't want to overlook this important part of your astrological make up in the coming year with this brilliant new series! Visit moon-sign-calculator.com to calculate your moon sign and find out yours today!
Stories from Science, the Sacred, and a Wise Planet
Author: David La Chapelle
Publisher: Gabriola Island, BC : New Society Publishers
This evocative work addresses the challenge of navigating the accelerating pace of change effectively so that we can live more sustainably, through the medium of stories told from modern science, esoteric and spiritual traditions, and Earth wisdom. By integrating these often-strange bedfellows, as well as by emulating great thinkers and doers from history, Navigating the Tides of Change presents a compelling case that humankind can create a future in harmony with the Earth.
In this seductive Drake sisters novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan, Libby Drake is pulled by the forceful desires of two men—and in danger of being swept away... Dr. Libby Drake is sensible and practical. To her more adventurous sisters, she’s always been the “good girl”. Certainly not the kind to attract the attention of a genius like Ty Derrick—until a tragic accident leaves the handsome biochemist at her mercy. Acting on her uncanny ability to heal, she stirs in the reawakened Ty his own long-suppressed desires for the woman who saved his life. But he’s not the only man with designs on Libby Drake. Her miraculous and selfless power has also captured the attention of a dangerously influential admirer. Someone in Sea Haven is pursuing the elementally gifted beauty for his own wicked purpose. And he’s willing to go to deadly lengths to make it happen.
Her hands lay limply in her lap and if Joyce looked closely she could see the small broken pieces of skin and minuscule areas of scar tissue, which were the remnants of Melissa's habit of biting at her fingers around the nails when she was anxious, nervous or excited. Her legs swayed very slightly in the space between the high hospital bed and the floor below. Then very slowly, her voice almost inaudible like a whisper from the past, she began to speak and as she did so Joyce took her hand and stroked it affirming an unspoken trust that now seemed to exist between them. Autumn, 1971 - what will Melissa reveal to the midwife, Joyce, about the three years preceding the birth of this baby girl she seems determined to reject? Will she reveal who the father is? More importantly will she be able to share with Joyce the most awful secret of all? Spring, 1969 - Melissa is 15 and her world changes forever when she meets the artist and teacher - Jonathan. He tells her she looks uncannily like Lizzy Siddal the artist's model who married Rossetti and died so tragically. When Melissa models for Jonathan secretly can they develop a friendship that is purely platonic when both of them want more? This is a story of the pain and pleasure of first love, of friendship and unconditional loyalty, of sexual awakening and discovery, of unbearable choices and ultimately of hope - without which there is no future. From Lancashire and London in England to Toledo and Barcelona in Spain we touch on the lives of many characters most of whom harbour their own secrets. Often hilarious and at times heartbreaking this powerful and evocative novel contains a devastating twist that is totally unpredictable.
This addition to the visually stimulating Sci-Hi series looks at the applications of science and new technologies to the field of cars & motorbikes and how they affect our lives. It looks at new materials, discoveries, and inventions and assesses their environmental impact.