To The Sea Again

Author: Tom McCarthy
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 149300851X
Size: 19.84 MB
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Few people would want to test their mettle in an ice-encrusted boat with Ernest Shackleton, sail the Straits of Magellan with Joshua Slocum, or watch with Owen Chase as an angry whale sends his ship to the bottom, thousands of miles from the nearest land. But it's quite another thing to read these true accounts while settled into a favorite chair. Shackleton and Chase persevered in the face of travails that would have given even Job pause. Their stoic accounts are stronger and more dramatic for their total lack of affection, their frankness, and their lack of ego. Their gripping stories are custom made for the imaginative reader who seeks adventure in a more controlled environment, safe and warm, and well fed. Civilized readers with their armchairs anchored firmly to the living room floor. Rich in drama and history, here are fifteen stories that will entertain, inform, and inspire--enduring stories that have attracted generations of readers. With contributions from: William Shakespeare Aaron Smith Joseph Conrad Erskine Childers Joshua Slocum James Fenimore Cooper Herman Melville Richard Henry Dana Jerome K. Jerome Edgar Allan Poe Richard Hakluyt Robert Louis Stevenson Owen Chase Ernest Shackleton

Ray Harryhausen Presents It Came From Beneath The Sea Again Collected Edition

Publisher: Bluewater Productions
Size: 75.26 MB
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This is the sequel to the cult film. In the 1950s, the U.S. Navy encountered and destroyed a gigantic octopus that attacked shipping and wreaked havoc on the west coast of the United States. American forces killed the creature and ended the threat once and for all. Or so they thought. They were wrong. Now, another monster is rising in the warm blue waters surrounding Taru Taru, a speck of land far out in the Pacific. And this time it's worse than anyone ever imagined.

Down To The Sea Again True Sea Stories For Young Newzealanders

Author: Tessa Duder
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 0730491730
Size: 60.50 MB
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tessa Duder has edited two very successful collections of marine stories for adults, Salt Beneath the Skin and Seduced by the Sea, and has now produced a similar high quality collection of non-fiction for younger children, who also have a bit of saltwater in their veins. In this anthology of stories about the sea written by or about young New Zealanders, material has been gathered from established authors as well as schoolchildren and young adults, with 40 contributors. the collection includes dramatic stories about accidents and capsizings, with ships sinking and famous maritime incidents such as the Wahine Disaster. this is told in two stories from two startling viewpoints - a mother on board the sinking ship and her 12- year-old daughter watching from the shore. Other stories describe swimming escapades and rescues, while yet others describe experiences both common and uncommon - waka training, holiday adventures and misadventures, even finding messages in bottles. Some amusing, some exciting and some very poignant, but all evoke New Zealand's unique relationship with the sea. Ages 10 - 14

The Log From The Sea Of Cortez

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440674044
Size: 46.95 MB
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In the two years after the 1939 publication of Steinbeck’s masterful The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck and his novel increasingly became the center of intense controversy and censorship. In search of a respite from the national stage, Steinbeck and his close friend, biologist Ed Ricketts, embarked on a month long marine specimen-collecting expedition in the Gulf of California, which resulted in their collaboration on the Sea of Cortez. In 1951, after Ricketts’ death, Steinbeck reissued his narrative portion of the work in memory of his friend and the inspiration for Cannery Row’s “Doc”. This exciting day-by-day account of their journey together is a rare blend of science, philosophy, and high-spirited adventure. This edition features an introduction by Richard Astro. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

To The Sea

Author: Cale Atkinson
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
ISBN: 9781484708132
Size: 34.58 MB
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Sometimes Tim feels invisible at school-until one day, when Tim meets Sam. But Sam isn't just any new friend: he's a blue whale, and he can't find his way home! Returning Sam to the sea is hard work, but Tim is determined to help. After all, it's not every day you meet a new friend! This picture book about the power of friendship by new talent Cale Atkinson is brought to life by charming, dynamic illustrations.