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Sea Room

Sea Room

An Island Life in the Hebrides

  • Author: Adam Nicolson
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061238821
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 416
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In 1937, Adam Nicolson's father answered a newspaper ad—"Uninhabited islands for sale. Outer Hebrides, 600 acres. . . . Puffins and seals. Apply."—and thus found the Shiants. With a name meaning "holy or enchanted islands," the Shiants for millennia were a haven for those seeking solitude, but their rich, sometimes violent history of human habitation includes much more. When he was twenty-one, Nicolson inherited this almost indescribably beautiful property: a landscape, soaked in centuries-old tales of restless ghosts and Bronze Age gold, that cradles the heritage of a once-vibrant world of farmers and fishermen. In Sea Room, Nicolson describes and relives his love affair with the three tiny islands and their strange and colorful history in passionate, keenly precise prose—sharing with us the greatest gift an island bestows on its inhabitants: a deep engagement with the natural world.

Sea Room

Sea Room

An Island Life in the Hebrides

  • Author: Adam Nicolson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780865476363
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 391
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Documents the author's experiences with and love for three Outer Hebrides islands he inherited as a young man, tracing the area's rich and sometimes violent history of hermits, legendary ghosts, farmers, fishermen, and Bronze Age gold.

Sea Room

Sea Room

An Island Life

  • Author: Adam Nicolson
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0006532012
  • Category: Hebrides (Scotland)
  • Page: 391
  • View: 1852
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In 1937, Adam Nicolson's father answered a newspaper ad--"Uninhabited islands for sale. Outer Hebrides, 600 acres. . . . Puffins and seals. Apply."--and thus found the Shiants. With a name meaning "holy or enchanted islands," the Shiants for millennia were a haven for those seeking solitude, but their rich, sometimes violent history of human habitation includes much more. When he was twenty-one, Nicolson inherited this almost indescribably beautiful property: a landscape, soaked in centuries-old tales of restless ghosts and Bronze Age gold, that cradles the heritage of a once-vibrant world of farmers and fishermen. In "Sea Room," Nicolson describes and relives his love affair with the three tiny islands and their strange and colorful history in passionate, keenly precise prose--sharing with us the greatest gift an island bestows on its inhabitants: a deep engagement with the natural world.

Sea Room

Sea Room

  • Author: Norman G. Gautreau
  • Publisher: MacAdam/Cage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781931561389
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 311
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Chronicles the lives of three generations of the Dupuy family living in the coastal village of Buck Harbor, Maine, before, during, and after World War II.

Sea Room

Sea Room

  • Author: Maria Flook
  • Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
  • ISBN: 0819572004
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 70
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Sea Room is a navigational term meaning adequate space at sea in which to maneuver a ship. The term seems an incongruity – that something so open and deep should require such precise and careful charting. In these most specific and powerful poems, the poet maps areas of obsessive love, phobic illness, godlessness, the prism of sexuality and romantic instinct in which all things are reflected, distorted. There’s a playful terror in Maria Flook’s poems. Her animated word is full of signs and signals; she always finds the telling analogue or makes the figure which reveals, illuminated everyday perceptions. “Dreams have cruel motives. Sleep worries/ both the decent and the wicked/ who keep odd hours/ so I walked out.” The poems search for reprieve, or a calm, in wronged lives. Any accusations are fully explored, recalled in forgiveness or apology for relationships long over.

Sea-Room

Sea-Room

A Vancouver Empire Song (Classic Reprint)

  • Author: Aubrey Neville St. John Mildmay
  • Publisher: Forgotten Books
  • ISBN: 9780365560968
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 24
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Excerpt from Sea-Room: A Vancouver Empire Song Ea-room! Sea-room! Vancouver, child of the sea: We have left the shore where the breakers roar, and the rocks and shallows be: We are steering straight with our human freight wherever the fates. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Give your minds sea-room

Give your minds sea-room

  • Author: Zechariah Chafee
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 16
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Room

Room

  • Author: Emma Donoghue
  • Publisher: Oberon Books
  • ISBN: 178682177X
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 96
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‘I wait for his boots to drop. They fall on Floor, one thump, two thumps, that’s how I know he’s going to get into Bed with Ma now and make it squeak. I count the squeaks because I’m excellent at numbers. I have to count, I can’t lose count, if I lose count I don’t know what. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10...’ Kidnapped as a teenage girl, Ma has been locked inside a purpose built room in her captor’s garden for seven years. Her five-year-old son, Jack, has no concept of the world outside and happily exists inside Room with the help of Ma’s games and his vivid imagination where objects like Rug, Lamp and TV are his only friends. But for Ma the time has come to escape and face their biggest challenge to date: the world outside Room.

Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Haroun and the Sea of Stories

  • Author: Salman Rushdie
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0143124773
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 224
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Vowing to return to his father--the city storyteller--his lost gift of speech, Haroun begins a quest that introduces him to a mad bus driver, the Shadow Warriors, and the land of darkness.

The Seabird's Cry

The Seabird's Cry

The Lives and Loves of the Planet's Great Ocean Voyagers

  • Author: Adam Nicolson
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
  • ISBN: 1250134196
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 416
  • View: 1358
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Life itself could never have been sustainable without seabirds. As Adam Nicolson writes: "They are bringers of fertility, the deliverers of life from ocean to land." A global tragedy is unfolding. Even as we are coming to understand them, the number of seabirds on our planet is in freefall, dropping by nearly 70% in the last sixty years, a billion fewer now than there were in 1950. Of the ten birds in this book, seven are in decline, at least in part of their range. Extinction stalks the ocean and there is a danger that the grand cry of the seabird colony, rolling around the bays and headlands of high latitudes, will this century become little but a memory. Seabirds have always entranced the human imagination and NYT best-selling author Adam Nicolson has been in love with them all his life: for their mastery of wind and ocean, their aerial beauty and the unmatched wildness of the coasts and islands where every summer they return to breed. The seabird’s cry comes from an elemental layer in the story of the world. Over the last couple of decades, modern science has begun to understand their epic voyages, their astonishing abilities to navigate for tens of thousands of miles on featureless seas, their ability to smell their way towards fish and home. Only the poets in the past would have thought of seabirds as creatures riding the ripples and currents of the entire planet, but that is what the scientists are seeing now today.

On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness

On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness

Adventure, Peril, Lost Jewels, and the Fearsome Toothy Cows of Skree

  • Author: Andrew Peterson
  • Publisher: Waterbrook Press
  • ISBN: 1400073847
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 284
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Three siblings experience many fantastic adventures while looking for a lost treasure.

A Room with a View

A Room with a View

  • Author: E.M. Forster
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486112667
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 176
  • View: 5552
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British social comedy examines a young heroine's struggle against Victorian attitudes as she rejects the man her family has encouraged her to marry and chooses, instead, a socially unsuitable fellow she met on holiday in Italy.

Throne Room Prayer

Throne Room Prayer

Praying with Jesus on the Sea of Glass

  • Author: Brian Simmons,Candice Simmons
  • Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC
  • ISBN: 1424557836
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 208
  • View: 6786
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Your prayers in the throne room live forever. Learn to pray with Jesus, not just to Him. The day will come when each of us will stand before God in His throne room. Many of the prophets from the Bible have seen the throne room and shared their observations with us. The book of Revelation specifically gives us stunning insight into what God’s glorious throne room is all about. Understanding prayer from within the throne room will change how you pray and how you live. Throne Room Prayer will take you into the sea of glass to experience for yourself the beautiful throne of God. Throne Room Prayer is God’s invitation for you to become a prayer partner with Jesus and learn sacred secrets. This book will help you to:Enjoy personal, obligation-free prayer with JesusUnderstand and utilize all types and tools of prayerHear the voice of God and fill your heart with heaven’s plansUse your voice as a magnet to pull His presence to the earthSee heaven’s purposes fulfilled here on earth Throne Room Prayer is a wonderful resource for individuals and groups. Expect your eyes to be opened to see into the spiritual realm all around you. The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Lift up your voice and watch how God changes you through Throne Room Prayer.

Isles at the Edge of the Sea

Isles at the Edge of the Sea

  • Author: Jonny Muir
  • Publisher: Sandstone PressLtd
  • ISBN: 9781905207619
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 268
  • View: 7469
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An account of an exploration of Scotland's most far-flung islands, with beautiful color photographs.

Ogunquit By-The-Sea

Ogunquit By-The-Sea

  • Author: John D. Bardwell
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780738588346
  • Category: History
  • Page: 128
  • View: 2850
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Since the development of photography in the mid-nineteenth century, the camera has been used as a tool of both discovery and preservation. Photographs bring alive our image of the past and can open a floodgate of memories and nostalgia or inspire curiosity and a sense of history. From its early history as a fishing village to its official recognition as a town in July 1980, Oqunquit has always been one of New England's most dynamic coastal communities When Charles Woodbury opened opened an art school in 1889 among the fishhouses and dories of Perkins Cove, he could scarcely have known the effect it would have on the little village. Drawn by the natural beauty of its rocky shore and rolling sand dunes, hundreds of aspiring artists flooded the Cove every summer, creating one of the most vivacious creative communities in the Northeast. The people of Ogunquit -- the residents and tourists; artists and fishermen -- have each contributed to its rich cultural heritage, making it one of the most unique resorts on the Atlantic seaboard.

Salt to the Sea

Salt to the Sea

A Novel

  • Author: Ruta Sepetys
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0399160302
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 391
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"As World War II draws to a close, refugees try to escape the war's final dangers, only to find themselves aboard a ship with a target on its hull"--

The World Factbook

The World Factbook

  • Author: Central Intelligence Agency
  • Publisher: Masterlab
  • ISBN: 8379912136
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 3100
  • View: 6898
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The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach

Let Not the Deep

Let Not the Deep

  • Author: Mike Lunnon-Wood
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781909269477
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Book 1 of Mike Lunnon-Wood's BRITISH MILITARY QUARTET 'Thrilling, authentic and powerful...reads like a British Perfect Storm' - Rowland White, author of Vulcan 607 A crippled cargo ship drifts helplessly in the face of an oncoming hurricane-force storm. On board, a passenger whose presence means the world is watching. Only the skill, determination and raw courage of a lifeboat crew and the British military forces despatched to save them offer any hope of survival. But set against the savagery of the Atlantic even that might not be enough... If you like Frederick Forsyth, Tom Clancy, Andy McNab>, Chris Ryan, Rowland White or Damien Lewis then you'll love Mike Lunnon-Wood. "