To The Sea Again

Author: Tom McCarthy
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 149300851X
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To The Sea Again from the Author: Tom McCarthy. 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

Down To The Sea Again True Sea Stories For Young New Zealanders

Author: Tessa Duder
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 0730491730
Size: 78.97 MB
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Down To The Sea Again True Sea Stories For Young New Zealanders from the Author: Tessa Duder. 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


Author: John Masefield
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780141191607
Size: 15.67 MB
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Spunyarn from the Author: John Masefield. 'I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sky and sea' John Masefield was sent to join a training ship at a young age, his aunt hoping the experience would cure him of his addiction to books. Instead, Masefield was to become one of the greatest writers on life at sea. In this collection of short stories, extracts from novels, poetry (including 'Sea-Fever' and 'Cargoes' which Betjeman said 'will be remembered as long as the language lasts') and autobiography, he writes of the hardship, romance and adventure of seafaring with a sailor's way with language and sense of a good yarn: of life in dock and on the swelling seas, of salt spray, mutiny, great storms, the spirits beneath the waves, and the devil and Davy Jones playing dice for souls. This edition includes an introduction by Philip W. Errington on Masefield's reputation, his mistreatment of his own youthful work, and his conflicted attitude to his colourful life story. It also includes a chronology, further reading and notes. Edited with an introduction and notes by Philip W. Errington

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

Publisher: Bluewater Productions
Size: 62.61 MB
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Ray Harryhausen Presents It Came From Beneath The Sea Again Collected Edition from the Author: . 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.

Ray Harryhausen Presents It Came From Beneath The Sea Again 3

Publisher: Bluewater Productions
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Ray Harryhausen Presents It Came From Beneath The Sea Again 3 from the Author: . Captain Shepard joins forces with the ghosts of his past to banish the that pesky mutant sea creature that just refuses to die. However, something even more sinister awaits...

Salz F R Die See

Author: Ruta Sepetys
Publisher: Königskinder
ISBN: 3646929227
Size: 64.21 MB
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Salz F R Die See from the Author: Ruta Sepetys. Die letzten Kriegstage des Jahres 1945: Tausende Menschen flüchten aus Angst vor der Roten Armee nach Westen. Darunter Florian, ein deutscher Deserteur, Emilia, eine junge Polin, und Joana, eine litauische Krankenschwester. Eine Notgemeinschaft, in der jeder ein Geheimnis hat, das er nicht preisgeben will. Denn der Krieg hat sie Misstrauen gelehrt. Im eiskalten Winter wählt der kleine Flüchtlingstrek den lebensgefährlichen Weg über das zugefrorene Haff. In Gotenhafen, so heißt es, warte die Wilhelm Gustloff, um sie nach Westen zu bringen. Doch auch dort sind sie noch lange nicht in Sicherheit.

Basking In The Cold War

Author: Joseph R. Barry
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781453550748
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Basking In The Cold War from the Author: Joseph R. Barry. What happens when a naïve eighteen-year-old newly minted U.S. Marine is dropped into the ancient, exotic (also erotic), and distinctly foreign environment of the Far East? This book relates the experiences and adventures that occurred during the young man’s journey to coping with the cold war. There is no blood and guts here. No laudable heroism or sacrifice attends this young American’s memoirs. He served his country as did tens of thousands of other Americans during the jittery period of the cold war—with honor, loyalty, steadfastness, readiness, and as much tomfoolery and peccadilloes as could be conjured up. Although the hilarity and devilment described in the book belong in the past, the effect of this period of coping with a strange and powerful culture became a permanent part of character development. Our young American boy would be an entirely different man should he never had been one of America’s guardians manning the far off ramparts during that perilous time. That is precisely why this book was written. The members of the American armed forces of the cold war have not been honored for their service. Some were ruined by being uprooted to these foreign shores, others found fulfillment, none were unaffected. It could easily have been otherwise. One false move, one mistake, could have plummeted the United States and all their cold war warriors into the chaos of war again, and many of the names of men found within these pages might have ended up carved into the cold marble of a war memorial. It did not happen, and so this book is presented with pleasure and happy memories. It is hoped that the reader will enjoy basking in the cold war.

Under The Sea Wind

Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453214739
Size: 35.73 MB
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Under The Sea Wind from the Author: Rachel Carson. New York Times Bestseller: Silent Spring author Rachel Carson’s early masterwork brings to life the elegiac, subtle beauty of birds and the sea, blending her natural storytelling ability with clear-eyed science. In her first book, preeminent nature writer Rachel Carson tells the story of the sea creatures and birds that dwell in and around the waters along North America’s eastern coast—and the delicately balanced ecosystem that sustains them. Following the life cycles of a pair of sanderlings, a mackerel, and an eel, Carson gracefully weaves scientific observation with imaginative prose to educate and inspire, creating one of the finest wildlife narratives in American literature. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Rachel Carson including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.