• England, Southern

South Coast Saunter

Author: Rod Long
Publisher: Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Pu
ISBN: 9781843862864
Category: England, Southern
Page: 317
View: 2490
One fine day, Rod Long, along with his long-term partner Judy, commenced walking the south coast of England. Unheralded, unfocused and unplanned, the enterprise commenced one sunny Saturday morning ten years ago with a simple eight-mile walk out of Lymington in the New Forest. The next weekend, he continued from where he left off last time. And so it continued. Another fine day (many years later), Rod decided to write up his by now long series of walks into a comprehensive whole. Based on the diary entries he has kept all his life, the project quickly shaped up into what was anything but a conventional travel book. Rather than simply describing the local history, flora and fauna along the way (as would most normally be the case), we are rather given an illuminating insight into how a couple, described by the author as ordinary, unathletic and not especially well-off, could pull off the challenge of walking the whole of the south coast over a three year period in what was essentially just their spare time.

    • Health & Fitness

The South Beach Diet

The Delicious, Doctor-Designed, Foolproof Plan for Fast and Healthy Weight Loss
Author: Arthur Agatston
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312991197
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 352
View: 3249
A renowned cardiologist discusses the importance of understanding the glycemic index values of foods and presents a weight-loss program that includes meal plans and recipes.

    • American literature

The Publishers Weekly

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
View: 9256

Trübner's American and Oriental Literary Record

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 6098
A monthly register of the most important works published in North and South America, in India, China, and the British colonies: with occasional notes on German, Dutch, Danish, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian books.

    • Travel

Secret Beaches of Southern Vancouver Island

Qualicum to the Malahat
Author: Theo Dombrowski
Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co
ISBN: 192693623X
Category: Travel
Page: 256
View: 4434
This is your guide to dozens of spectacular and often hidden beaches on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island between Qualicum and the Malahat. While some of them are well used by people living nearby, many are virtually impossible to find without combing through official maps and back-road guides. From tiny rocky coves to broad sandy beaches, these public-access spots are enormously diverse. Just as important as finding these spots is knowing what to expect. Thus each location is accompanied by detailed information that any beach explorer should know before setting out. Is the beach a few level steps from a vehicle or down a high, steep bank? Is the beach suitable for children? Large groups? Kayakers? All of these questions and many more are answered in this book, which includes Theo’s hand-drawn maps, photographs and artwork. Watch sea lions in the winter (Higginson Road) Paint one of the few great views of Mt. Arrowsmith—go before noon for dramatic light (Rowland Road) Head to the most child-friendly beach between Crofton and the Malahat (Cherry Point Nature Park) Splash and swim in warm water over sand (Benwalden Road) Refresh your pleasure in the shore and head out to picnic, play, launch kayaks, watch winter storms or just enjoy the waves.

    • American literature

Harper's Magazine

Author: Henry Mills Alden,Thomas Bucklin Wells,Lee Foster Hartman,Frederick Lewis Allen
Publisher: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
View: 4046
Important American periodical dating back to 1850.

    • Fiction

An Irresistible Alliance

Author: Stephanie Laurens
Publisher: Savdek Management Proprietary Limited
ISBN: 1925559025
Category: Fiction
Page: 276
View: 9496

    • Travel


Adventure Memoirs, Travel Sketches & Wilderness Studies
Author: John Muir
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 8075838173
Category: Travel
Page: 275
View: 6483
In September 1867, Muir undertook a walk of about 1,000 miles from Indiana to Florida, which he recounted in his book A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf. He had no specific route chosen, except to go by the "wildest, leafiest, and least trodden way I could find". Earlier that year, an accident changed the course of his life when a tool he was using slipped and struck him in the eye. He was confined to a darkened room for six weeks, worried whether he would ever regain his sight. When he did, he saw the world and his purpose in a new light. Muir later wrote, "This affliction has driven me to the sweet fields. God has to nearly kill us sometimes, to teach us lessons." From that point on, he determined to be true to himself and follow his dream of exploration and study of plants. John Muir (1838-1914) was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions. His activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is a prominent American conservation organization.

Catching Fire

Author: Suzanne Collins
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781407157870
Page: 448
View: 1566
Second in the ground-breaking HUNGER GAMES trilogy, this new foiled edition of CATCHING FIRE is available for a limited period of time. After winning the brutal Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta return to their district, hoping for a peaceful future. But their victory has caused rebellion to break out ... and the Capitol has decided that someone must pay. As Katniss and Peeta are forced to visit the districts on the Capitol's Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. Unless they can convince the world that they are still lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying. Then comes the cruellest twist: the contestants for the next Hunger Games are announced, and Katniss and Peeta are forced into the arena once more.

    • Authors, American


Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: N.A
Category: Authors, American
Page: 440
View: 8232


Author: Stratton D. Brooks, Marietta Hubbard
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 6384

    • History


China’s Secret Salvage of Britain’s Lost Submarine
Author: Steven R. Schwankert
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9888208187
Category: History
Page: 240
View: 7019
Royal Navy submarine HMS Poseidon sank in collision with a freighter during routine exercises in 1931 off the Chinese coast. Thirty of its fifty-six-man crew scrambled out of the hatches as it went down. Of the twenty-six who remained inside, eight attempted to surface using an early form of diving equipment: five of them made it safely to the surface in the first escape of this kind in submarine history and became heroes. The incident was then forgotten, eclipsed by the greater drama that followed in World War II, until news emerged that, for obscure reasons, the Chinese government had salvaged the wrecked submarine in 1972. This lively account of the Poseidon incident tells the story of the accident and its aftermath, and of the author’s own quest to discover the shipwreck and its hidden history.

Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination

Author: Linda Anne Silvestri
Publisher: Saunders
ISBN: 9780323358514
Page: 1152
View: 3169
Part of the Saunders Pyramid to Success for NCLEX-PN series, this unique and comprehensive review program focuses specifically on material featured in the National Council of State Boards of Nursing's most recent NCLEX-PN test plan. The companion CD-ROM contains all 1,800 multiple-choice questions from the text plus over 1,200 additional practice questions.

    • History

Mayan Calendar Prophecies: Predictions for 2012-2052

Author: Gary C. Daniels
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1300266465
Category: History
Page: 198
View: 9450
Take a look at the science behind the Mayan calendar, prophecies and mythology. The Maya believed multiple cycles governed civilization. They created various calendars to track these cycles. Their short count calendar tracked a 256-year cycle believed to control epidemics, famines, warfare and more. Scientists have found a 250-year solar cycle that also appears to affect epidemics, famines, warfare and more. Their long count calendar tracked a 5000-year cycle related to natural disasters and cosmic catastrophes. Scientists have also discovered that the Earth is subjected to periodic bombardment by comets and asteroids that plunges the world into long periods of darkness and cold. Mayan mythology appears to record such events and in some instances even the exact dates on which these catastrophes occurred in the past. By comparing these dates with ice core records, sedimentary records, and climate records, this book reveals the truth about civilization's darkest days. And what may lie ahead in the future.

    • Fiction

The Book of Ghosts

Author: Sabine Baring-Gould
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3736810903
Category: Fiction
Page: 497
View: 7943
This remarkably diverse collection of historical ghost stories includes something for everyone -- true horror tales, psychological suspense, parables with a fable-like quality, and myths specific to particular cultures. It's a satisfyingly broad collection that reaches far beyond the stale, narrow smattering of Victorian ghost stories found in many collections from the same era.