Secrets of the Seas

Author: Editors of Reader's Digest

Publisher: Readers Digest

ISBN: 9780762101092

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 6415


An odyssey into Earth's ocean environment discusses the origins and history of the seas, plant and animal life, the various habitats that exist in the oceans, and the adaptations that allow the creatures of the sea to survive.

The Secrets of the World's Seas

Atlantis, the Legend of the Lost Continent, and the Bermuda Triangle

Author: Gabriel Glasman,Francisco Javier Martínez,Fernando López Trujillo

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1502633027

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 6564


Humanity's oldest stories and songs show that man has always been captivated by the mysteries of the sea. Though modern geographers and oceanographers have discovered many of the oceans' secrets, some stories about the water's strange powers remain popular. This book explains the tales surrounding the Bermuda Triangle and Atlantis, debunking myths through scientific and historical evidence.

Secrets Of The Sea

Author: Jessica Blair

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405511923

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 8695


In the early days of the 19th Century Whitby is a thriving port. Both the Coulson and the Campion families make a living by the sea. Sam Coulson has three sons: Martin, Ben and Eric. He has grand plans for expanding his whaling business; and as Seaton Campion has no sons, a marriage between Martin and Campion's eldest daughter, Alicia, will aid the fortunes of both families. Ben Coulson, Sam's middle son, has turned his back on whaling to follow other pursuits. However Ben is secretly working hard, waiting for the time to show his father he is not the wastrel he thinks he is. Ruth Holmes also comes from a sea-faring family. Her father is the captain of one of Sam Coulson's whaling ships. Newly returned from France, she catches the eye of Ben Coulson and he is instantly smitten. But when Martin fails to return from his last voyage their fledging relationship is put under threat. For not only does Sam blame Ruth's father for Martin's death, he sees little reason why his business plans should be thwarted by family tragedy. If Martin cannot marry Alicia then it is Ben's duty to take his brother's place, regardless of where his own affections lie

The Great Secret of the Seas

Author: D. G. Flamand

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 162024487X

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 3031


The answer lies in the depths. When a ten-year-old Elmadore makes an odd and unusual find while exploring his favorite place—an abandoned lighthouse—he unwittingly plunges himself into an underwater adventure. He and his best friend, nine-year-old Aaliyah, are called upon to solve an age-old riddle known as The Great Secret of the Seas. It falls on these two young children to help free all the wonderful sea creatures they meet while also somehow returning safely to their many concerned friends and families back at home on land. Travel with them as they swim many leagues beneath the ocean, brave strange currents, and enjoy wondrous sites and experiences while trying to unravel the mystery that has brought them far into the depths of the ocean. 'If you think that books for children and young people are predictable, think again. The Great Secret of the Seas is a great read that held my interest to the very end. D. G. Flamand has an imagination that cannot be matched. Adults as well as children will enjoy this book.' —Elaine Littau, author of Christian Historical/Western Fiction 'Not only is The Great Secret of the Seas a fine example of positive enjoyment...It is time children see themselves as what they are, very powerful forces in this world—forces which can make the world a better and happier place.' —Vernon Corban, Artist

Secrets of the Seas

A Journey Into the Heart of the Oceans

Author: Callum Roberts

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472927613

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 3399


A superb visual celebration of life within and beneath the world's seas and oceans.

Secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Author: Randall Price

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9781565074545

Category: Religion

Page: 535

View: 2643


Discover new technology that helps translators with previously unreadable Scroll fragments, supposedly "secret" scrolls in hiding, and the furious debate about who rightfully owns the Scrolls. Includes never before-published photographs.

Secrets of a Very Good Marriage

Lessons from the Sea

Author: Sherry Suib Cohen

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780517589472

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 137

View: 1440


Offers thirty secrets to a successful, fulfilling marital partnership, including advice on fostering intimacy, acceptance, support, sensuality, and lifelong companionship

Secret Beaches of the Salish Sea

The Southern Gulf Islands

Author: Theo Dombrowski

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 1927051312

Category: Travel

Page: 240

View: 7008


The fourth volume in the Secret Beaches series, one of two on the Salish Sea, covers 93 beaches in the southern Gulf Islands, including Salt Spring, Galiano, Saturna, Mayne, Thetis and Pender. At some locations, the selling point is a view of sandstone eroded into astounding curves and honeycombed lattices. At others, it's the chance of seeing the resident orcas of J1, K1 and L1 pods, whose summer home is the Gulf Islands. Theo's hand-drawn maps are indispensable, as each island marks its public beach access points differently, if they mark them at all. His detailed entries give comprehensive descriptions and an illustrative photo or painting for each beach. As usual, the charming paintings and photos are done by Theo himself. Whether seconds from the ferry or farther along a twisting, unsigned back road, the beach best suited to your adventure waits to be found in Secret Beaches of the Salish Sea.

Secrets of The Fearless

Author: Elizabeth Laird

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330528904

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 5380


When twelve-year-old John Barr is forced to join the navy his life takes a dangerous turn. As he trains to become a powder monkey on board the mighty HMS Fearless, he soon learns that the ship hides many secrets. Thrust into a sinister world of spies and covert operations, John must go ashore accompanied by fellow shipmate Kit. But when their mission goes awry, the friends are abandoned and watch from the shore as the Fearless sail away. Can they now survive behind enemy lines? Secrets of the Fearless is a heart-stopping naval adventure of spies and secrets on the high seas.


The 5 Secrets of Heavy Weather Sailing

Author: Hal Roth

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071643451

Category: Reference

Page: 288

View: 8793


The definitive guide to a critical, hotly debated topic How should a sailor cope with storms at sea? Some advocate heaving-to, others running off. Some say trail a sea anchor over the bow, others a drogue astern. The stakes in the discussion couldn’t be higher, or the consensus lower. Finally, preeminent sailor/author Hal Roth offers a practical strategy that can evolve and respond as storms grow stronger.

Salz für die See

Author: Ruta Sepetys

Publisher: Königskinder

ISBN: 3646929227

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8670


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.

Secrets of the Blue Cliff Record

Zen Comments by Hakuin and Tenkei

Author: Thomas Cleary

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834828839

Category: Religion

Page: 368

View: 6328


The Blue Cliff Record is a classic text of Zen Buddhism, designed to assist in the activation of dormant human potential. The core of this extraordinary work is a collection of one hundred traditional citations and stories, selected for their ability to bring about insight and enlightenment. These vignettes are known as gongan in Chinese and koan in Japanese. Secrets of the Blue Cliff Record is a fresh translation featuring newly translated commentary from two of the greatest Zen masters of early modern Japan, Hakuin Ekaku (1685–1768) of the Rinzai sect of Zen and Tenkei Denson (1648–1735) of the Soto sect of Zen. This translation and commentary on The Blue Cliff Record sheds new light on the meaning of this central Zen text.

Aesthetes and Decadents of the 1890s

An Anthology of British Poetry and Prose

Author: Karl Beckson

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613734352

Category: Poetry

Page: 337

View: 4379


The Aesthetic and Decadent Movement of the late 19th century spawned the idea of "Art for Art's Sake," challenged aesthetic standards and shocked the bourgeosie. From Walter Pater's study, "The Renaissance to Salome, the truly decadent collaboration between Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley, Karl Beckson has chosen a full spectrum of works that chronicle the British artistic achievement of the 1890s. In this revised edition of a classic anthology, "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" has been included in its entirety; the bibliography has been completely updated; Professor Beckson's notes and commentary have been expanded from the first edition published in 1966. The so-called Decadent or Aesthetic period remains one of the most interesting in the history of the arts. The poetry and prose of such writers as Yeats, Wilde, Symons, Johnson, Dowson, Barlas, Pater and others are included in this collection, along with sixteen of Aubrey Beardsley's drawings.

Secrets of the Sideshows

Author: Joe Nickell

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813123585

Category: Political Science

Page: 401

View: 1693


"Joe Nickell - once a carnival pitchman, then a magician, private detective, and investigative writer - has pursued sideshow secrets for years and has worked the famous carnival midway at the Canadian National Exhibition. For this book, he interviewed showmen and performers, collected carnival memorabilia, researched published accounts of sideshows and their lore, and even performed some classic sideshow feats, such as eating fire and lying on a bed of nails as a cinderblock was broken on his chest. The result of these varied efforts, Secrets of the Sideshows tells the captivating story of the magic, tricks - real or illusory - and performers of the world's midway shows."--BOOK JACKET.

The Secrets of Freemasonry

Revealing the suppressed tradition

Author: Robert Lomas

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780333684

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 1551


Many people are curious about the existence of secret societies which claim to hold arcane religious or esoteric knowledge and pass it down through the generations via selected adepts. Classic Masonic writers including William Preston, Robert Gould, JSM Ward, AE Waite and WL Wilmshurst have written about secret traditions connected to the Temple of Sion. Each has different ideas about how mystical knowledge came into Freemasonry. Some say that the Charter of Larmenius reveals an underground line of Knight Templar Grand Masters who survived down to the nineteenth century. All agree there is a Secret Lodge or House of Adepts who continue to teach "true" knowledge of the ancient mysteries and that The Craft transmits beliefs linked to the Earls of Rosslyn, the Knights Templar, and Lodge Mother Kilwinning. Masonic expert Robert Lomas has collected together this thread of belief from old Masonic writers and rewritten it in modern English to make the ideas accessible to modern readers.

The Secrets of a Fire King

Author: Kim Edwards

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141929049

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 7481


Young, fiery and bright, Eshlaini has her whole future ahead of her – until her father condemns her to a life of spinsterhood. Joyce has settled into Malaysian life after thirty years as an ex-pat wife – or so she thinks, until a newcomer arrives and reveals just how little of her home she knows. Jade Moon wants the best for her family – but, surrounded by Americans who reject her Korean traditions, she must first work out what ‘the best’ means. Though cultures and distances separate them, their experiences reflect our universal fears and desires. From a breathtaking island off Singapore to upstate New York and France, Kim Edwards takes in the world, compassionately and gracefully exploring the obstacles of time, place and circumstance in all of our quests for love, happiness and acceptance.

Sea of Glory

America's Voyage of Discovery, The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440649103

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 9428


"A treasure of a book."—David McCullough A New York Times Notable Book America's first frontier was not the West; it was the sea, and no one writes more eloquently about that watery wilderness than Nathaniel Philbrick. In his bestselling In the Heart of the Sea Philbrick probed the nightmarish dangers of the vast Pacific. Now, in an epic sea adventure, he writes about one of the most ambitious voyages of discovery the Western world has ever seen—the U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838–1842. On a scale that dwarfed the journey of Lewis and Clark, six magnificent sailing vessels and a crew of hundreds set out to map the entire Pacific Ocean and ended up naming the newly discovered continent of Antarctica, collecting what would become the basis of the Smithsonian Institution. Combining spellbinding human drama and meticulous research, Philbrick reconstructs the dark saga of the voyage to show why, instead of being celebrated and revered as that of Lewis and Clark, it has—until now—been relegated to a footnote in the national memory. Winner of the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History Prize

Unsolved Mysteries of the Sea

Author: Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 155488036X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 260

View: 3617


Seas and oceans cover most of the Earth’s surface, yet we know less about what lies beneath them than we do about stars and planets millions of miles away. The seas are filled with intriguing mysteries: How were they formed? What gave rise to stories of sirens, mermaids, and mermen? Where did the old pirates and buccaneers hide their treasure? The answers to these questions and more can be found in Unsolved Mysteries of the Sea.