Butterfly Island

Author: Corina Bomann

Publisher: AmazonCrossing

ISBN: 9781477819951

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9375


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.

Return to Butterfly Island

Author: Rikki Sharp

Publisher: Linford

ISBN: 9781444808513

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 3382


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.

British and Irish Butterflies

An Island Perspective

Author: Roger L H Dennis,Peter B Hardy

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1786395061

Category: Science

Page: 405

View: 3915


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

View: 5768


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

View: 6048


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

View: 2253


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

Dado Island. The Superstitious Democracy

Author: Sasha Krugosvetov

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5457710017

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9232


«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».

Der Mondscheingarten

Author: Corina Bomann

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843704538

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 2922


Im Garten der Vergangenheit Lilly ist vollkommen überrascht, als ihr jemand eine Geige bringt, die ihr gehören soll. Niemand in ihrer Familie hat mit Musik zu tun, es muss ein Irrtum sein. Als sie die Geschichte des wertvollen Instruments recherchiert, entdeckt sie das Geheimnis einer begnadeten Musikerin. Auf den Spuren der Sumatrarose reist Lilly ans andere Ende der Welt. Es ist eine Reise in die Vergangenheit. Dort, in einem alten Garten voller Erinnerungen, findet sie endlich ihre eigene Bestimmung. Eine einzigartige Story von Nr. 1-Bestsellerautorin Corina Bomann – zum Träumen schön.

Die Schmetterlingsinsel

Author: Corina Bomann

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843702446

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 6116


Ein Versprechen von Liebe Diana reist nach England, um den Nachlass ihrer geliebten Tante zu regeln. Zu ihrem Erbe gehört ein alter Brief, der sie auffordert, ein lang gehütetes Familiengeheimnis zu lüften. Die Spuren der Vergangenheit führen Diana bis in die Zimtgärten von Sri Lanka und zu einer unerschrockenen Liebe. Die Gärten bergen eine bittersüße Prophezeiung, die auch für Diana eine große Bedeutung bekommt. Die Reise wird ihr Leben für immer verändern. Eine einzigartige Story von Nr. 1-Bestsellerautorin Corina Bomann – zum Träumen schön.

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

View: 532


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.

Ptah's Travels

Kingdoms of Ancient Egypt

Author: Kathryn DeMeritt

Publisher: Infinity Publishing

ISBN: 0741427281

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 9771


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.

Story Land

Author: Jim Miller

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439638667

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 670


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

View: 7180


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.

Madame Butterfly

Author: John Luther Long

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813530635

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

View: 587


Madame Butterfly (1898) and A Japanese Nightingale (1901) both appeared at the height of American fascination with Japanese culture. These two novellas are paired here together for the first time to show how they defined and redefined contemporary misconceptions of the "Orient." This is the first reprinting of A Japanese Nightingale since its 1901 appearance, when it propelled Winnifred Eaton (using the pseudonym Onoto Watanna) to fame. John Luther Long's Madame Butterfly introduced American readers to the figure of the tragic geisha who falls in love with, and is then rejected by, a dashing American man; the opera Puccini based upon this work continues to enthrall audiences worldwide. Although Long emphasized the insensitivity of Westerners in their dealings with Asian people, the ever-faithful Cho-Cho-San typified Asian subservience and Western dominance. A Japanese Nightingale takes Long's revision several steps further. Eaton's heroine is powerful in her own right and is loved on her own terms. A Japanese Nightingale is also significant for its hidden personal nature. Although Eaton's pen name implied she was Japanese, she was, in fact, of Chinese descent. Living in a society that was virulently anti-Chinese, she used a Japanese screen for her own problematic identity, and A Japanese Nightingale tells us as much about the author's struggle to embrace her Asian heritage as it does about the stereotypes she contests.

The Rings that Bind

Author: Michelle Smart

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460316703

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 8988


On his terms only The day Rosa agreed to wear Nicolai Baranski's ring she wasn't so foolish as to expect love. Yet nothing could have prepared her for the aching loneliness of her husband's constant indifference—an indifference that proved too much to bear. Nico is furious—no one turns their back on a Baranski. Rosa has some nerve if she thinks he will just let her walk away. He'll use every sensual trick at his disposal to bring her back, begging for more. And once he's got her where he wants her? He'll let her go. But only when he's ready!

The Cayman Islands

Natural History and Biogeography

Author: M. A. Brunt,J. E. Davies

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792324621

Category: Nature

Page: 604

View: 3930


In the course of the last century, a considerable amount of scientific work has been carried out in the Cayman Islands. The results of this (outlined in Chapter 1) are widely distributed in unpublished reports, university theses, various scientific publications and books, many of these sources being difficult to find and some now unobtainable.

Trumper of the Island Featuring Maccabee the Butterfly

Author: Mark Moran

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1430307064


Page: 80

View: 7379


Three adventures with Kelly, a young girl, and her horse Trumper. In the first adventure, Kelly must find a way to set four ranchers against each other in order to spare the new foal from falling into their hands. In the second adventure, Trumper meets a butterfly that can sing. In the final adventure, Kelly and Trumper become unlikely warriors accompanying a hive of bees determined to reclaim their home from the dreaded spelling bees that have recently invaded the island.

Tales of Protection

A Novel

Author: Erik Fosnes Hansen

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466814470

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 5795


Four enthralling tales about chance, by the author of Psalm at Journey's End Tales of Protection is a novel about people in different places in different epochs -- contemporary Norway, nineteenth-century Sweden, and Renaissance Italy -- whose stories are bound together by the author's original and searching inquiry into why things happen the way they do. As the book opens, a dead man lies in his coffin reflecting on the past. Bolt was an eccentric scientist who devoted his old age to a vast research undertaking -- collecting random incidents from the history of the species and finding the underlying pattern that connects them. This kind of hindsight, after all, must be a kind of heaven -- or a kind of hell. His reveries lead him to tell two other tales -- the tale of a doomed lighthouse keeper on a Swedish island and the tale of rivalry among Renaissance artists -- and finally to tell a startling tale from his own early manhood. All of the tales, in his exquisitely suspenseful narration, demonstrate his theory of "seriality," which is the opposite of causality. Erik Fosnes Hansen's Psalm at Journey's End was acclaimed as one of the most original works yet about the sinking of the Titanic. In Norway, Tales of Protection has been called a "Blixenesque" masterpiece; it is a major new work of world literature, and a great leap forward for this gifted young writer.