Butterfly Island

Author: Corina Bomann

Publisher: AmazonCrossing

ISBN: 9781477819951

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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From the bestselling author of The Moonlit Garden comes the sweeping, romantic tale of one woman's quest across two continents and one hundred years of history to unearth her family's deepest secret. Diana Wagenbach is the sole survivor in a withering family tree fraught with secrets. When the first in a trail of clues is handed down to Diana by her great-aunt on her deathbed, along with a plea to assuage their family's guilt by revealing all, Diana obliges. She follows the clues--a picture here, a letter there, a pressed frangipani flower in a book--that carry her away from her philandering husband in Berlin to a charming manor in England and all the way to a tea plantation in Sri Lanka. Diana unravels the dramatic tale of her great-great-grandmother, Grace Tremayne, with the aid of Jonathan Singh, a local historian and writer--and someone with whom she feels a deep bond that sparks into romance. As Grace's tragic past in exotic colonial Ceylon is revealed and the family's sins come to light, Diana finds inspiration in her ancestor's courage and begins to rethink what happiness--and love--is worth, and how the surest route to peace is in setting the truth free.

Die Schmetterlingsinsel

Author: Corina Bomann

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843702446

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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Als ihre Ehe zerbricht, steht die junge Berliner Anwältin Diana Wagenbach völlig allein da. Im Nachlass ihrer liebsten Tante findet sie das vergilbte Foto eines verwunschenen Hauses. Davor eine junge Frau. Ist es Dianas Ururgroßmutter, die einst in Ceylon lebte? Hals über Kopf macht Diana sich auf die Suche nach ihren Wurzeln in dem fremden Land am anderen Ende der Welt. Dort stößt sie auf eine geheimnisvolle Prophezeiung, die das Schicksal ihrer Familie für immer veränderte, eine verbotene Liebe, die niemals endete, und auf ihre eigene Bestimmung ...

Return to Butterfly Island

Author: Rikki Sharp

Publisher: Linford

ISBN: 9781444808513

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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After 30 years' absence, China Stuart returns to her birth place, the remote island of West Uist, to attend her aunt Beatrice's funeral - and finds she has inherited Stuart Grange. As if the funeral isn't traumatic enough, James McKriven, a land developer, is claiming the rights to China's ancestral home.

Der Mondscheingarten

Author: Corina Bomann

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843704538

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Antiquitätenhändlerin Lilly bekommt eine ungewöhnliche alte Geige angeboten: Auf ihrer Unterseite ist eine Rose ins Holz gebrannt. Lilly ist fasziniert von dem alten Instrument und will das Rätsel der Rose unbedingt entschlüsseln. Sie sucht Hilfe bei dem charmanten Musikexperten Gabriel. Gemeinsam finden die beiden heraus, dass die Geige vor über hundert Jahren einer berühmten Violinistin gehörte, die damals plötzlich verschwand. Gebannt vom geheimnisvollen Schicksal der schönen Frau begibt Lilly sich auf deren Spuren, die sie nach Italien und schließlich nach Sumatra führen. Dort findet sie des Rätsels Lösung – das auch ihr eigenes Leben in seinen Grundfesten erschüttert...

British and Irish Butterflies

An Island Perspective

Author: Roger L H Dennis,Peter B Hardy

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1786395061

Category: Science

Page: 405

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Islands are special places; they can be havens for unique plants and animals and refuges for wildlife. This book investigates the biogeography of butterfly species over the British islands, particularly the factors that influence their presence on the islands and that have made each island's butterfly fauna distinctive. The book contains a full log of records of species on the islands and much supporting information. The first three chapters set the scene, illustrating the basics of island biogeography theory, their changing circumstances during the current Holocene interglacial, and studies of natural history of British butterflies that mark the islands as the most intensively studied region for wildlife in the world. The book advances by increasing resolution downscale from a European continental perspective, through patterns and changes on the British mainland, a comparison of the two dominant islands of Britain and Ireland, to a close inspection of the dynamics of species on the multitude of offshore islands. Detailed investigations include contrasts in species' richness on the islands and then of the incidences of each species. Case studies highlight the continual turnover of species on islands. Attention is then given to evolutionary changes since the time that glaciers enveloped Europe. A powerful message is conveyed for the maintenance of butterfly species on the smaller British islands now experiencing population losses at a rate unprecedented since the spread of the last ice sheets: the incontrovertible importance of maintaining populations of species on nearby mainland sources for islands as pools for future migrants.

Dancing with Butterflies

A Breathtaking Unforgettable Journey

Author: Dr. Gramps

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456730734

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Dancing with butterflies is a beautiful allegory dramatizing the yearnings of three very brave butterflies named Zippy, Tippy and Flitty. They will be led to new heights of love, joy and victory. You will follow Jenny, who is offered an extraordinary adventure; it will be one that no other human has ever been able to take, a place called Butterfly Island. She will journey through difficult places with her three companions, as she overcomes her fears and passes through many dangers that will at last bring them to the end of their journey Crystal Mountain. Here she will experience the transformation that will take place by their wonderful and loving King. The catch is that she will have to become a butterfly as well; her journey will take her through a terrible forest that is very scary having to watch and observe all that the butterflies and their babies will have to go through. They will have to face challenges with keeping their babies protected by learning to trust in their King as well as each other. They will learn the Kings way to turn their intentions into action, challenges into strength and their experiences into wisdom. Based on the premise that by trusting in our King. He can change our lives and we can live an adventurous and exciting life for Him and our loved ones. Dancing with Butterflies is a story that will open up your emotions and your heart. I find that Dancing with Butterflies is stunning in its beauty, simplicity and scope. It distills the teaching and wisdom of our King, reminding us of how wonderful it feels to be awake, alive and to love one another. Kathy Barnes

The New Ipf Anthology of Fine Literature

Author: Jordan Spencer Cunningham,Bobby Robertson,Timothy Brooks,Anna Willis

Publisher: IPF³ Publications

ISBN: 1449955819

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 162

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Enjoy a collection of some of the finest works available to all literarydom. The pieces in this first volume of the New IPF³ Anthology of Fine Literature will uplift the unhappiness, intrigue the intellects, malleate the minds, and evoke the emotions of readers of all ages and interests. This is certainly a valuable addition to the libraries of all admirers of fine literary art.

The My Little Pony G3 Collector's Inventory

An Unofficial Full Color Illustrated Guide to the Third Generation of MLP Including All Ponies, Playsets and Accessories from 2003 to the Present

Author: Summer Hayes

Publisher: Priced Nostalgia Press

ISBN: 0978606353

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 188

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A guide to the third generation of My little pony collectibles, with detailed photos for easy identification.

Die Sturmrose

Roman

Author: Corina Bomann

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843709688

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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Nach einer gescheiterten Beziehung verliebt Annabel Hansen sich in einen alten Kutter mit dem Namen »Sturmrose«. Sie will das Schiff restaurieren und ein Café daraus machen. Bei den Renovierungsarbeiten findet sie einen Brief: Vor über dreißig Jahren hat das Boot einer jungen Frau zur Flucht aus der DDR verholfen. Vollkommen aus der Bahn geworfen, geht Annabel dem bewegenden Schicksal nach und begegnet dabei Christian, dessen Geschichte tragisch mit dem Kutter verbunden ist. Gemeinsam suchen sie nach der Frau von damals und finden Erschreckendes über Annabels eigene Kindheit heraus.

Dado Island. The Superstitious Democracy

Author: Sasha Krugosvetov

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5457710017

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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«Dado Island. The Superstitious Democracy» – перевод на английский язык книги Саши Кругосветова «Остров Дадо. Суеверная демократия», выполненный переводчицей Жозефиной фон Цицевиц.Сам автор, вспоминая своё знакомство с переводчицей и оценивая результаты её работы, отмечает:«Жозефина – очень живая, обаятельная. С неожиданной биографией. Она прусская немка, выходец из тех мест, что сейчас являются Калининградской областью. Живет в Лондоне очень давно. Она профессиональный филолог, преподает в университете и занимается переводами на русский и на английский. Ее русский почти без акцента. Видимо, и с пониманием все очень неплохо. Хотя в процессе работы были отдельные случаи, когда фрагменты русского текста она «прочитывала» (воспринимала) ошибочно. Но, поняв объяснение, находила прекрасные решения. Я мог бы очень долго рассказывать о ее успехах: как вместо ССБ (Совета Светлого Будущего) появился GESTAPRO, вместо ТРУПа (Трудовой Партии) появился WORKCORPS, вместо Хачей появились Haki (напоминающие paki), вместо Очкариков – Geek. Вместо крыши – umbrella.Одним словом, по моим впечатлениям, перевод книги на английский удался. А как его оценят англоязычные читатели – покажет время».

Monitoring Butterflies for Ecology and Conservation

The British Butterfly Monitoring Scheme

Author: E. Pollard,T.J. Yates

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412634604

Category: Fiction

Page: 274

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Previously published in hardback and now made available in paperback, this ground-breaking book is a must for all interested in butterflies, whether as conservation biologist, amateur or professional entomologist or as a student studying the phenomenon of butterfly populations as part of a number of biology, ecology or conservation courses. Recently, many British butterflies have suffered severe declines whole others have flourished and expanded in range. This is the first book to describe the results from a British scheme to monitor butterflies during this period of change. The Monitoring Scheme, initiated in 1976 by the senior author is based on frequent counts at some 90 sites throughout Britain. The combined efforts of both amateurs and professionals have thus produced a dataset with no equivalent elsewhere in the world. The book therefore provides a unique perspective on trends in numbers, extinction and foundation of populations; flight periods, local distributions, migration and other aspects of population ecology. Practical problems encountered during the conservation of butterflies of individual sites are outlined. The relevance of this monitoring for an understanding of the effects of the weather - climatic warming - is described.

Die Frauen am Fluss

Roman

Author: Katherine Webb

Publisher: Diana Verlag

ISBN: 3641222052

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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England, 1922. Zuerst stellt die Ankunft der Londonerin Irene die Ordnung des idyllischen Dorfes Slaughterford auf eine harte Probe. Kurz darauf geschieht ein brutaler Mord. Der Tote ist ein angesehener Gutsherr – und Irenes Mann. Gemeinsam mit dem Stallmädchen Pudding begibt sich Irene auf die Suche nach der Wahrheit. Die Spuren führen das ungleiche Paar tief in die angrenzenden Wälder und zu einer Liebe, die nicht sein durfte und ein ganzes Dorf schuldig werden ließ.

Wie man sie zum Schweigen bringt

Maria Kallios sechster Fall

Author: Leena Lehtolainen

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 364430601X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Eine Frau zwischen Korruption und Kindergarten Auf dem Weg zu einer Stadtratssitzung wird ein bekannter Innenarchitekt überfallen und getötet. Schnell findet Maria Kallio heraus, dass der Kleinkriminelle Marko die Tat begangen hat. In fremdem Auftrag offenbar; doch bevor Marko aussagen kann, wird auch er umgebracht. Da erhält Maria Anweisung, die Ermittlungen einzustellen. Und sie fragt sich: Wäre es nicht angenehm, einmal die Verbrechen zu bekämpfen anstatt ihre bornierten Vorgesetzten? «Eine Krimiserie mit Kult-Status.» (Bunte) «Ein Finnen-Krimi mit Herz und Hirn.» (Petra) «Unbedingt lesen!» (Lübecker Nachrichten) Maria Kallios sechster Fall

Ptah's Travels

Kingdoms of Ancient Egypt

Author: Kathryn DeMeritt

Publisher: Infinity Publishing

ISBN: 0741427281

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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A young, black cat named Ptah faces danger, intrigue, and excitement when a magical urn whisks him back in time to four different time periods in ancient Egypt.

Butterflies of the Cayman Islands

Author: Richard Askew,Ann Stafford

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004260870

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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This book will enable the identification of each of the 57 species of butterfly that has been recorded from the Cayman Islands. There is a description of every butterfly, stressing its most important characteristics, with photographs of living and mounted specimens. The distribution, history and biology of each species are reviewed and the plants which provide adult butterflies with nectar or feed their caterpillars are tabulated. A general introduction includes a discussion of the affinities and size of the Caymanian butterfly fauna. The three islands share most of their butterfly species but each island has uniquely characteristic elements and five subspecies live only in the Cayman Islands. Knowledge is fundamental to conservation; it is hoped that both the casual butterfly watcher and those more committed to the study of butterflies will discover much of interest in this book and thereby make a contribution to the continuing survival of these beautiful insects.

Butterfly Song

Author: Terri Janke

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0857978810

Category:

Page: 348

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Tarena Shaw has just finished her law degree but isn't sure she wants to be a lawyer after all. What place does a black lawyer have in a white system? Does everyone in Sydney feel like a turtle without a shell? Drawn to Thursday Island, the home of her grandparents, Tarena is persuaded by her family to take on her first case. Part of the evidence is a man with a guitar and a very special song . . . Butterfly Song moves from the pearling days of the Torres Strait to the ebb and flow of big-city life, with a warm and funny modern heroine whose story reaches across cultures.

Story Land

Author: Jim Miller

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439638667

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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When sedans and station wagons replaced trains for vacationers heading to New Hampshire’s rugged and picturesque White Mountains, new motels and attractions catering to middle-class families sprang up amidst the established grand hotels and diversions for socialites, artists, skiers, and hikers. In 1954, a tiny children’s park inspired by a collection of storybook dolls opened in the quiet village of Glen. Through a unique combination of independent innovation and regional cooperation, Story Land has continually grown for more than 50 years through economic and cultural changes that undermined many amusement parks. Parents still travel great distances for a Story Land getaway with their children, just as their own parents did, sharing a common experience that is talked about between multiple generations at family gatherings. This photograph collection illustrates the unlikely beginnings and creative entrepreneurship behind one of New England’s most memorable and enduring childhood institutions.

Butterflies of British Columbia

Including Western Alberta, Southern Yukon, the Alaska Panhandle, Washington, Northern Oregon, Northern Idaho, and Northwestern Montana

Author: Jon Shepard,Crispin Guppy

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 077484437X

Category: Nature

Page: 414

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Butterflies are found everywhere in British Columbia. Written for butterfly watchers, butterfly gardeners, naturalists, and biologists, Butterflies of British Columbia will provide years of enjoyment for the butterfly enthusiast. The Butterflies of British Columbia � provides the most complete coverage of species and subspecies of any North American regional or continental butterfly book � covers 187 species and 264 subspecies of butterflies, as well as 9 additional hypothetical species � provides descriptions of identifying features, immature stages, larval foodplants, biology and life history, range and habitat, and conservation status for each species � describes 11 new subspecies � includes introductory chapters covering the history, zoogeography, conservation, morphology, ecology, and biology of butterflies in BC and adjacent areas � is lavishly illustrated with over 1,200 colour photographs and over 200 distribution maps � includes a glossary of butterfly terms and a bibliography of over 750 citations.

Die Zeit der Schmetterlinge

Roman

Author: Julia Alvarez

Publisher: Piper Edition

ISBN: 3492977243

Category: Fiction

Page: 460

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»Ich sammelte alles Material über die ebenso tapferen wie schönen Frauen. Mich ließ die Frage nicht los: Woher hatten sie diesen ungewöhnlichen Mut genommen?« Schön, klug und mutig sind die Widerstandskämpferinnen Minerva, Patria, Maria Teresa und Dedé Mirabal. Die vier Schwestern, genannt »die Schmetterlinge« wurden hinterrücks von den Schergen Trujillo, des Diktators der Dominikanischen Republik ermordet. Nur Dedé kam davon. Julia Alvarez zeichnet die außergewöhnlichen Lebensgeschichten der vier Schwestern nach. Jede kommt selbst zu Wort und schildert aus ihrer Sicht ihre Kindheit, ihre erste Liebe, ihre Familie und schließlich das politische Erwachen und den Mut den Diktator Trujillo zu bekämpfen.