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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
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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

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.

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.

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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A House by the Sea

A House by the Sea

  • Author: Bunny Williams
  • Publisher: Abrams
  • ISBN: 1613129580
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 256
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Author and renowned designer Bunny Williams has been at the top of the interior design world for more than 40 years. Her new book invites readers to explore La Colina, Williams’s lovely Caribbean retreat tucked into lush, tropical gardens by the sea. The book explores every facet of the property—from outdoor rooms and garden plantings and design to the delightful, island-living luxury of the villa’s interiors, furnishings, and collections. Woven into each chapter are essays written by friends who have visited the property: Gil Schafer details the villa’s architecture; Page Dickey tours the gardens; Roxana Robinson offers a peek at a weekend stay; Angus Wilkie discusses the delights of collecting; and Jane Garmey revels in the pleasures of cooking, food, and friends. Also available from Bunny Williams: An Affair with a House and Bunny Williams On Garden Style.

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
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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.

The Sea

The Sea

  • Author: John Banville
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 9780307429308
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 208
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In this luminous new novel about love, loss, and the unpredictable power of memory, John Banville introduces us to Max Morden, a middle-aged Irishman who has gone back to the seaside town where he spent his summer holidays as a child to cope with the recent loss of his wife. It is also a return to the place where he met the Graces, the well-heeled family with whom he experienced the strange suddenness of both love and death for the first time. What Max comes to understand about the past, and about its indelible effects on him, is at the center of this elegiac, gorgeously written novel — among the finest we have had from this masterful writer. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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"--

Journey to the River Sea

Journey to the River Sea

  • Author: Eva Ibbotson
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0330477447
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 320
  • View: 311
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It is 1910 and Maia, tragically orphaned at thirteen, has been sent from England to start a new life with distant relatives in Manaus, hundreds of miles up the Amazon. She is accompanied by an eccentric and mysterious governess who has secret reasons of her own for making the journey. Both soon discover an exotic world bursting with new experiences in Journey to the River Sea, Eva Ibbotson's highly colourful, joyous adventure.

How to Cope with Storms

How to Cope with Storms

  • Author: Dietrich von Haeften
  • Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781574090321
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 168
  • View: 3877
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Packed with practical advice and information, this book will teach you how to recognize the approach of a deep low pressure system and prepare for safe navigation through a raging storm.

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.

Normandie

Normandie

France's Legendary Art Deco Ocean Liner

  • Author: John Maxtone-Graham
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 9780393061208
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 259
  • View: 2476
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A lavishly photographed tribute to the ill-fated steamship documents every aspect of the vessel's design, construction, and service, offering insight into its struggles to attract passengers and the events that culminated in its fiery end at New York's Pier 88.

The Works of the Rev. William Bridge

The Works of the Rev. William Bridge

  • Author: William Bridge
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Theology
  • Page: N.A
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The Preacher's monthly. Vol.2-7; editor's ser., vol.1

The Preacher's monthly. Vol.2-7; editor's ser., vol.1

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Twenty one several books of mr. William Bridge

Twenty one several books of mr. William Bridge

  • Author: William Bridge
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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