Rock the Boat

Boats, Cabins and Homes on the Water
Author: Gestalten
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV
ISBN: 9783899559163
Category: Boat living
Page: 272
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A boat is a hole in the water that you put your passion into. Movable homes provide endless opportunities for exploration and changes of scenery. Modified ferries allow ample space for families. Shanty boats inspire images of Huck Finn's literary journey and youthful spirit. Former cruise ships become charming hotels. These floating domiciles showcase alternative living solutions from the private to the commercial. From the romantic lakes of Kashmir to the Bay of Venice, houseboats claim their space atop the water worldwide. These charismatic and aquatic homes provide refuge from being landlocked and promise to satisfy curious natures. A Life Afloat profiles the imaginative inhabitants and designers behind these houseboats; the volume offers inspiration to anyone interested in a touch of escape from a weekend change of scenery to a permanent change of address.


Unterwegs auf legendären Wegen
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783899559118
Page: 254
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Das Hausboot-Buch

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783854983118
Page: 192
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Dieses umfassende Werk über schwimmende Wohnungen lässt nichts außer acht: die lange Geschichte der Hausboote in aller Welt, ihre Anziehungskraft, ihre Mysterien und die Methoden, wie sie über Wasser gehalten werden - alles ist Thema dieses opulenten Text-Bild-Bandes.


Leben auf dem Wasser - Typen. Technik. Konstruktionen
Author: Udo A. Hafner,Torsten Moench
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783768835701
Page: 144
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Andersen - die illustrierten Märchen von Hans Christian Andersen

Author: Hendrik Hellige,Robert Klanten
Publisher: Gestalten Verlag
Category: Fiction
Page: 199
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This book contains a selection of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen including classics such as "The Ugly Duckling" and "The Emperor's New Clothes" visually updated by illustrators from around the world in a mix of contemporary styles.

Bis zum letzten Tag

Author: Nicholas Sparks
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783453406391
Page: 431
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An die grosse Liebe glaubt Travis Parker nicht. Er hat sich seine Welt bestens eingerichtet: ein guter Job, nette Freunde, ein Haus nahe am Meer - und keine Beziehung, die ihn einengen könnte. Doch dann lernt er Gabby Holland kennen, die sein Herz im Sturm erobert. Gegen viele Widerstände gelingt es ihm, sie für sich zu gewinnen. Er ahnt nicht, dass seine härteste Prüfung noch bevorsteht.

Once Upon a Life

A Life's Tales, Stories, Views and Friends
Author: Constantine Michael Xeros
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595522955
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 592
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A life, every life, has a story to tell, a real actual story. Subject and theme are the only variables in that life and the story it tells. In that reality of reality, one does not have to invent. It really happened. These real encounters do not require the embellishments and inventions of fiction. The empathy in these writings is that everyone can relate to someone else's experiences in their sometimes similarity where it will precipitate a nod of association or recognition in another life lived. Stories that could be told

Straying from the Flock

Travels in New Zealand
Author: Alexander Elder
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118040447
Category: Travel
Page: 288
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An illuminating road trip through the history, life, and attractions of one of the most beautiful countries in the southern hemisphere The beauty and grandeur of New Zealand has captured the imagination of movie-goers over the past couple of years, and the country is a dream destination for many around the world. Straying from the Flock is an intimate and personal account of one passionate traveler's visit to this incredible country, its mountains and beaches, fjords, rainforests, vineyards, and hidden eateries. Each of the fifty chapters describes one day in his travels-fishing, flying, cattle herding, befriending locals at every turn. Filled with colorful stories and memorable personalities, the book not only describes the trip of a lifetime, but captures a life-altering experience for its writer. From mountains and rainforests to cities and beaches, Straying from the Flock is both a moving memoir and personal travel guide to this amazing country.

The Perez Legacy

Author: Judith Tanielian
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1499067267
Category: Fiction
Page: 274
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The Perez Legacy: Redemption is a story of the powerful changes that can occur when people open their hearts to one another. Eduardo Rodriguez, a fourteen year old Mexican boy, is sent by his ailing grandfather to live in California with adult cousins who resent his intrusion on their already difficult lives. Ignored and lonely, Eduardo finds friendship and acceptance in a gang and is soon delivering drugs for them. Though he tries to ignore his conscience he cannot forget the values of his grandfather. Following a terrifying act of vandalism, the injured Eduardo finds himself the ward of a prominent local school psychologist, Philip Perez, a man who has learned to persevere in the face of his own personal tragedy. Eduardo struggles under the strict house rules of Dr. Perez. Will love win him over as he struggles to find redemption for his past behavior?

Lincoln's Greatest Case: The River, the Bridge, and the Making of America

Author: Brian McGinty
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 087140785X
Category: History
Page: 320
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The untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight. In May of 1856, the steamboat Effie Afton barreled into a pillar of the Rock Island Bridge, unalterably changing the course of American transportation history. Within a year, long-simmering tensions between powerful steamboat interests and burgeoning railroads exploded, and the nation’s attention, absorbed by the Dred Scott case, was riveted by a new civil trial. Dramatically reenacting the Effie Afton case—from its unlikely inception, complete with a young Abraham Lincoln’s soaring oratory, to the controversial finale—this “masterful” (Christian Science Monitor) account gives us the previously untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight.

The Barefoot Bandit

The True Tale of Colton Harris-Moore, New American Outlaw
Author: Bob Friel
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 140130379X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 432
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The Barefoot Bandit tells the riveting true story of Colton Harris-Moore, America's twenty-first-century outlaw. Born into a poor family marred by alcohol abuse, Colt had the local sheriff after him before the age of ten. Colt survived by breaking into homes to forage for food, and learned to evade the police by melting into the Pacific Northwest wilds. As a teenager, he escalated to stealing cars, boats, and identities. An extensive manhunt finally caught Colt, but he escaped juvenile prison and fled to nearby Orcas Island, where he assured his place alongside outlaw legends such as D. B. Cooper by stealing an airplane without ever having a formal flight lesson. And that was just the beginning. As a resident of Orcas Island, author Bob Friel witnessed firsthand as local police, FBI agents, SWAT teams, and even Homeland Security helicopters pursued Colt around the island. Colt's crime spree infuriated and terrified many locals, while others sympathized with the barefoot young criminal-the controversy tearing at the formerly quiet community. The story gained international fame, with Time calling Colt "America's Most Wanted Teen" when he stole and crashed his third airplane. After more than two years on the run in the Northwest, Colt fled Orcas and began a spectacular cross-country trek. Friel followed the Barefoot Bandit all the way to the Bahamas, where the chase finally ended in a hail of gunfire at 3 a.m. on a dark sea. Through his personal experiences and hundreds of interviews with witnesses, victims, local authorities, Colt's family, and, indirectly, Colt himself, Friel gives readers an exclusive look at an outlaw legend. Set against the backdrop of the Pacific Northwest's evergreen islands, where Internet millionaires coexist with survivalists and ex-hippies, this is a gripping, stranger-than-fiction tale about a neglected and troubled child who outfoxed the authorities, gained a cult following, and made the world take notice.

A Boy Named Shel

The Life and Times of Shel Silverstein
Author: Lisa Rogak
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
ISBN: 1429980567
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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Few authors are as beloved as Shel Silverstein. His inimitable drawings and comic poems have become the bedtime staples of millions of children and their parents, but few readers know much about the man behind that wild-eyed, bearded face peering out from the backs of dust jackets. In A Boy Named Shel, Lisa Rogak tells the full story of a life as antic and adventurous as any of his creations. A man with an incurable case of wanderlust, Shel kept homes on both coasts and many places in between---and enjoyed regular stays in the Playboy Mansion. Everywhere he went he charmed neighbors, made countless friends, and romanced almost as many women with his unstoppable energy and never-ending wit. His boundless creativity brought him fame and fortune---neither of which changed his down-to-earth way of life---and his children's books sold millions of copies. But he was much more than "just" a children's writer. He collaborated with anyone who crossed his path, and found success in a wider range of genres than most artists could ever hope to master. He penned hit songs like "A Boy Named Sue" and "The Unicorn." He drew cartoons for Stars & Stripes and got his big break with Playboy. He wrote experimental plays and collaborated on scripts with David Mamet. With a seemingly unending stream of fresh ideas, he worked compulsively and enthusiastically on a wide array of projects up until his death, in 1999. Drawing on wide-ranging interviews and in-depth research, Rogak gives fans a warm, enlightening portrait of an artist whose imaginative spirit created the poems, songs, and drawings that have touched the lives of so many children---and adults.

Green Architecture Now!

Author: Philip Jodidio
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783836543460
Category: Architecture
Page: 320
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Avant de devenir une question cruciale, l'impact écologique des nouvelles constructions est longtemps resté une préoccupation secondaire. Des bâtiments mal conçus gaspillent les ressources naturelles et polluent leur environnement. A une époque où le prix de l'énergie explose et où l'environnement est de plus en plus menacé, la nécessité de concevoir une architecture soucieuse de l'efficacité énergétique est devenue primordiale. Ce livre présente les architectes, artistes et sociétés pionniers dans le domaine de la nouvelle architecture verte et s'intéresse à ses innovations esthétiques.

River Republic

The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers
Author: Daniel McCool
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231504411
Category: Political Science
Page: 400
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Daniel McCool not only chronicles the history of water development agencies in America and the way in which special interests have abused rather than preserved the country's rivers, he also narrates the second, brighter act in this ongoing story: the surging, grassroots movement to bring these rivers back to life and ensure they remain pristine for future generations. The culmination of ten years of research and observation, McCool's book confirms the surprising news that America's rivers are indeed returning to a healthier, free-flowing condition. The politics of river restoration demonstrates how strong grassroots movements can challenge entrenched powers and win. Through passion and dedication, ordinary people are reclaiming the American landscape, forming a "river republic" of concerned citizens from all backgrounds and sectors of society. As McCool shows, the history, culture, and fate of America is tied to its rivers, and their restoration is a microcosm mirroring American beliefs, livelihoods, and an increasing awareness of what two hundred years of environmental degradation can do. McCool profiles the individuals he calls "instigators," who initiated the fight for these waterways and, despite enormous odds, have succeeded in the near-impossible task of challenging and changing the status quo. Part I of the volume recounts the history of America's relationship to its rivers; part II describes how and why Americans "parted" them out, destroying their essence and diminishing their value; and part III shows how society can live in harmony with its waterways while restoring their well-being—and, by extension, the well-being of those who depend on them.