Underwater Eden

365 Days
Author: Jeffrey L. Rotman
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9780810993112
Category: Nature
Page: 744
View: 8641

Continue Reading →

Readers are granted unprecedented access into the strange and captivating world of coral reefs as the fantastic colors, array of textures, and countless bizarre shapes and forms of undersea life are beautifully illustrated.

African Odyssey

365 Days
Author: Anup Shah,Manoj Shah
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 744
View: 1091

Continue Reading →

Every year, spurred on by the dry season on the African plains in Kenya and Tanzania, close to two million wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles make the epic journey from their breeding grounds in the southern Serengeti to greener, wetter grass on the northern plains during what is known as the Great Migration. As the dry season turns to wet, they travel full circle back south. Year after year, governed by the seasons as they evolve from wet to dry and back again, this cycle repeats itself. Great travelers that they are, these migrants encounter dangerous predators and the kaleidoscope of wildlife on the African savannah along the way, from lions and leopards to elephants, dik-diks, and dung beetles. African Odyssey: 365 Daysfollows the movements of these massive herds as they migrate across the Serengeti, with each spread representing a day in the life of the herds. Dramatic scenes are played out on every page, chronicling life and death in one of the most fascinating and complex ecosystems in the world. With its extraordinary photographs and text,African Odysseytakes you on an unforgettable journey.

Birds of the World

365 Days
Author: Philippe J. Dubois
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9780810996137
Category: Nature
Page: 744
View: 9086

Continue Reading →

Ornithologist and conservationist Philippe J. Dubois presents 'a day in the life' of a different species of bird in each entry, describing the behaviors, habitats and migrations of each one. The stunning images of birds in action, taken by some of the best avian photographers in the world, illustrate the text beautifully. The birds represented here are a truly global group, ranging across Europe, Asia, Africa and North and South America.

The Universe

365 Days
Author: Robert J. Nemiroff,Jerry T. Bonnell
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Photography
Page: 740
View: 6771

Continue Reading →

Brings together a year's worth of visually significant images selected from the collection that has been published on the Astronomy Picture of the Day website, complementing each picture with a short explanatory text about the subject.

Wisdom

365 Thoughts from Indian Masters
Author: Danielle Föllmi,Olivier Föllmi
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9780810956209
Category: Religion
Page: 744
View: 9034

Continue Reading →

A collection of photographs accompany a collection of wisdom, insights, knowledge, and spiritual advice from the Buddhist masters.

Global Clay

Themes in World Ceramic Traditions
Author: John A. Burrison
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253031893
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 344
View: 5712

Continue Reading →

For over 25,000 years, humans across the globe have shaped, decorated, and fired clay. Despite great differences in location and time, universal themes appear in the world’s ceramic traditions, including religious influences, human and animal representations, and mortuary pottery. In Global Clay: Themes in World Ceramic Traditions, noted pottery scholar John A. Burrison explores the recurring artistic themes that tie humanity together, explaining how and why those themes appear again and again in worldwide ceramic traditions. The book is richly illustrated with over 200 full-color, cross-cultural illustrations of ceramics from prehistory to the present. Providing an introduction to different styles of folk pottery, extensive suggestions for further reading, and reflections on the future of traditional pottery around the world, Global Clay is sure to become a classic for all who love art and pottery and all who are intrigued by the human commonalities revealed through art.

Ice Hunt


Author: James Rollins
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061965847
Category: Fiction
Page: 656
View: 9910

Continue Reading →

Carved into a moving island of ice twice the size of the United States, Ice Station Grendel has been abandoned for more than seventy years. The twisted brainchild of the finest minds of the former Soviet Union, it was designed to be inaccessible and virtually invisible. But an American undersea research vessel has inadvertently pulled too close—and something has been sighted moving inside the allegedly deserted facility, something whose survival defies every natural law. And now, as scientists, soldiers, intelligence operatives, and unsuspecting civilians are drawn into Grendel's lethal vortex, the most extreme measures possible will be undertaken to protect its dark mysteries—because the terrible truths locked behind submerged walls of ice and steel could end human life on Earth.

The new earth from above

365 days
Author: Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Photography
Page: 752
View: 7179

Continue Reading →

A collection of aerial photographs of landforms, people, and buildings, each of which is accompanied by a brief paragraph outlining the history, social influences, or geographical information relating to the picture.

Deep Fathom


Author: James Rollins
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061792939
Category: Fiction
Page: 608
View: 8722

Continue Reading →

“[Rollins] will make your toes curl and your free hand clutch the armchair as you speed through the pages.” —Tampa Tribune “James Rollins knows adventure.” —Chicago Sun Times A sensational early work from “one of the most inventive storytellers writing today” (Lincoln Child)—the third pulse-pounding adventure novel from perennial New York Times bestselling thrill-master James Rollins—Deep Fathom is an extraordinary story of desperate survival and mysterious discoveries. The acclaimed creator of Sigma Force seamlessly combines action, science, lore, and breathtaking suspense in this classic tale of a lost civilization and a wondrous journey to a beguiling world beneath the sea. Part Michael Crichton, part Douglas Preston, part Indiana Jones, yet completely, exhilaratingly Rollins, Deep Fathom is an undersea roller coaster ride that never slows down from the first page through the explosive climax.

Ganymede

A Novel of the Clockwork Century
Author: Cherie Priest
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429981822
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 7435

Continue Reading →

The air pirate Andan Cly is going straight. Well, straighter. Although he's happy to run alcohol guns wherever the money's good, he doesn't think the world needs more sap, or its increasingly ugly side-effects. But becoming legit is easier said than done, and Cly's first legal gig—a supply run for the Seattle Underground—will be paid for by sap money. New Orleans is not Cly's first pick for a shopping run. He loved the Big Easy once, back when he also loved a beautiful mixed-race prostitute named Josephine Early—but that was a decade ago, and he hasn't looked back since. Jo's still thinking about him, though, or so he learns when he gets a telegram about a peculiar piloting job. It's a chance to complete two lucrative jobs at once, one he can't refuse. He sends his old paramour a note and heads for New Orleans, with no idea of what he's in for—or what she wants him to fly. But he won't be flying. Not exactly. Hidden at the bottom of Lake Pontchartrain lurks an astonishing war machine, an immense submersible called the Ganymede. This prototype could end the war, if only anyone had the faintest idea of how to operate it.... If only they could sneak it past the Southern forces at the mouth of the Mississippi River... If only it hadn't killed most of the men who'd ever set foot inside it. But it's those "if onlys" that will decide whether Cly and his crew will end up in the history books, or at the bottom of the ocean. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Tiger Warrior


Author: David Gibbins
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553906682
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
View: 6841

Continue Reading →

Two ancient cultures, a lost treasure from the distant past: what powerful secrets does it conceal—and how far will some go to possess them? Dive into a new full-throttle hunt from master of the action-adventure thriller David Gibbins, as he unleashes… The trail starts in the Roman ruins and leads to a shipwreck off the coast of Egypt. Soon the world’s top marine archaeologist, Jack Howard, and his team of scientific experts and ex-Special Forces adventurers are pushing their way through the mysterious jungles of India, following in the footsteps of a legendary band of missing Roman legionnaires. Meanwhile, at a remote lake in Kyrgyzstan, a beautiful woman has found evidence of a secret knowledge that has cost the lives of countless seekers through the centuries. And what Jack uncovers will lead him to dig not only into the ancient past but into his own family history. For over a century earlier his great-great-grandfather returned from an archaeological expedition in India forever traumatized by what he’d experienced. And in order to lay the past to rest, Jack will have to unearth an artifact that might have been better left buried—and with it a power that some of history’s most ruthless tyrants have sought to rule the world…. From the Paperback edition.

The Hydrogen Sonata


Author: Iain M. Banks
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 0316212385
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
View: 4184

Continue Reading →

The New York Times bestselling Culture novel... The Scavenger species are circling. It is, truly, provably, the End Days for the Gzilt civilization. An ancient people, organized on military principles and yet almost perversely peaceful, the Gzilt helped set up the Culture ten thousand years earlier and were very nearly one of its founding societies, deciding not to join only at the last moment. Now they've made the collective decision to follow the well-trodden path of millions of other civilizations; they are going to Sublime, elevating themselves to a new and almost infinitely more rich and complex existence. Amid preparations though, the Regimental High Command is destroyed. Lieutenant Commander (reserve) Vyr Cossont appears to have been involved, and she is now wanted - dead, not alive. Aided only by an ancient, reconditioned android and a suspicious Culture avatar, Cossont must complete her last mission given to her by the High Command. She must find the oldest person in the Culture, a man over nine thousand years old, who might have some idea what really happened all that time ago. It seems that the final days of the Gzilt civilization are likely to prove its most perilous.

Ripley Under Water


Author: Patricia Highsmith
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393344738
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 7387

Continue Reading →

"Ripley is an unmistakable descendant of Gatsby, that 'penniless young man without a past' who will stop at nothing."—Frank Rich Now part of American film and literary lore, Tom Ripley, "a bisexual psychopath and art forger who murders without remorse when his comforts are threatened" (New York Times Book Review), was Patricia Highsmith's favorite creation. In these volumes, we find Ripley ensconced on a French estate with a wealthy wife, a world-class art collection, and a past to hide. In Ripley Under Ground (1970), an art forgery goes awry and Ripley is threatened with exposure; in The Boy Who Followed Ripley (1980), Highsmith explores Ripley's bizarrely paternal relationship with a troubled young runaway, whose abduction draws them into Berlin's seamy underworld; and in Ripley Under Water (1991), Ripley is confronted by a snooping American couple obsessed with the disappearance of an art collector who visited Ripley years before. More than any other American literary character, Ripley provides "a lens to peer into the sinister machinations of human behavior" (John Freeman, Pittsburgh Gazette).

The Nymph King

A Paranormal Romance Novel
Author: Gena Showalter
Publisher: HQN Books
ISBN: 1488026769
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 1004

Continue Reading →

Reread this classic Atlantis tale, now with all-new scenes! Females young and old, beautiful and plain crave Valerian's touch. None can resist his blatant sensuality and potent allure…until he steals Shaye Holling from a Florida beach and holds her prisoner in his underwater kingdom. The cynical Shaye wants nothing to do with the mighty warlord, but she's inexplicably drawn to him. For underneath the warrior's arrogant beauty lies a complex and powerful man. A man whose caress is like fire… Now Valerian must fight for the privilege of claiming her as his own. Because there's one thing Shaye doesn't know…. Look for the rest of Gena Showalter's Atlantis series: The Amazon's Curse, Heart of the Dragon, Jewel of Atlantis and The Vampire's Bride, available now. Originally published in 2007, revised in 2017

Chihuly

365 Days
Author: N.A
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9780810970885
Category: Art
Page: 744
View: 2870

Continue Reading →

For more than 30 years the author has dazzled the public with his flamboyant creations. His blown glass works are on display in more than 180 museums around the world. This volume focuses on his most imposing creations.

My Father, the Captain

My Life with Jacques Cousteau
Author: Jean-Michel Cousteau,Daniel Paisner
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426206832
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 255
View: 7494

Continue Reading →

Provides a look at the challenging father-son relationship and recounts the life and career of undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau.

Eyes Into Secret Seas


Author: Jeffrey Rotman
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780789312174
Category: Nature
Page: 208
View: 2658

Continue Reading →

A comprehensive collection of the most beautiful work of Jeffrey Rotman, widely regarded as the best underwater photographer in the world. WAS $75.00

Conspiracy 365 January


Author: Gabrielle Lord
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
ISBN: 1921988541
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 192
View: 4477

Continue Reading →

On New Year�s Eve, Cal is chased down the street by a crazed man with a deadly warning: They killed your father. They�ll kill you. You must survive the next 365 days! Forced into a life on the run, Cal finds himself hunted by ruthless criminals and the police. Somehow he must uncover the truth about his father�s mysterious death and solve the Ormond Singularity, a secret from the past, before the year is up. But who can he turn to when the whole world seems to want him dead? The clock is ticking. Any second could be his last. Callum Ormond has been warned. He has 365 days.

Ocean

The World's Last Wilderness Revealed
Author: Robert Dinwiddle,Philip Eales,Sue Scott,Michael M. Scott,Kim Bryan
Publisher: Gardners Books
ISBN: 9781405330923
Category: Science
Page: 512
View: 5377

Continue Reading →

Explore the last wilderness left on Earth in this new compact guide to the OceanFrom mangrove swamp to ocean floor, mollusc to manatee, Atlantic Conveyer to Hurricane Katrina, unravel the mysteries of the sea. Marvel at the oceans’ power and importance to our planet – as the birthplace of life on Earth, a crucial element of our climate, and as a vital but increasingly fragile resource for mankind. You will discover every aspect – from the geology of the sea floor and the interaction between the ocean’s and atmosphere – to the extraordinary diversity of marine life.Dive in for an awe-inspiring view of a watery world few of us have experienced. A beautiful visual essay celebrates the drama of the sea, while stunning illustrations and the latest satellite-derived maps explain and illuminate each natural process and phenomena. Includes an inspiring introduction by Editor-in-chief Fabien Cousteau, grandson of Jacques.Dramatic, thought-provoking, and revealing, Ocean shines a bright and revealing spotlight into the depths of the last wilderness on our planet.

The Poisonwood Bible


Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571246214
Category: Fiction
Page: 640
View: 4552

Continue Reading →

Barbara Kingsolver's acclaimed international bestseller tells the story of an American missionary family in the Congo during a poignant chapter in African history. It spins the tale of the fierce evangelical Baptist, Nathan Price, who takes his wife and four daughters on a missionary journey into the heart of darkness of the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them to Africa all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to the King James Bible - is calamitously transformed on African soil. Told from the perspective of the five women, this is a compelling exploration of African history, religion, family, and the many paths to redemption. The Poisonwood Bible was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1999 and was chosen as the best reading group novel ever at the Penguin/Orange Awards. It continues to be read and adored by millions worldwide.