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Are We Aground Again?

Are We Aground Again?

  • Author: Justin Tyers
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1472909801
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 240
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The enchanting next stage in Justin and Linda's eventful and amusing voyage from the Scottish islands to Cornwall and Brittany in their self-built traditional wooden cruising yacht.

Cry of the Seagull

Cry of the Seagull

  • Author: Margaret Brownley,Megan Brownley
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595150683
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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For years, Janette Taylor dreamed she'd heard her newborn baby cry. But the doctors had told her that the infant was stillborn. Then she met Amy, the ten-year-old who looked exactly like the child in a portrait Janette's father had painted. A portrait of Janette at that age... It's love at first sight the day Janette meets Amy's widower father-tall, handsome, Adam Blake--and the two begin a whirlwind romance. Everything is perfect until Janette starts asking question about his daughter-questions he doesn't want to hear or have answered. As for Janette, the more she knows about Amy, the more she needs to know.

Winter Flight

Winter Flight

  • Author: Robert Lawrie
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN: 141202059X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 267
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A commercial airline's small float plane crashes after picking up passengers during a routine flight from remote logging camps on British Columbia's North Pacific coast. Survivors are left stranded in the mountains, with only their city clothes, no food or equipment, facing winter conditions. Having somehow survived the actual crash they are now faced with coping with exposure and hypothermia. This is the story of their struggle to survive.

Big December Canvasbacks

Big December Canvasbacks

  • Author: Worth Mathewson,Dave Hagerbaumer
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1568331533
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 171
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The most exciting time of year for any waterfowler is when summer begins to wane and autumn slowly edges in. The anticipation for the upcoming season is almost too much to bear. Big December Canvasbacks is a celebration of waterfowl and the scenic places they inhabit. It is also a candid look into what motivates the waterfowler to pursue these beautiful animals. With illustrations by noted sporting artist Dave Hagerbaumer, Big December Canvasbacks should be required reading for any waterfowler.

The Historian

The Historian

  • Author: Elizabeth Kostova
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 075951383X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 300
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To you, perceptive reader, I bequeath my history....Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor," and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of-a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history. The letters provide links to one of the darkest powers that humanity has ever known-and to a centuries-long quest to find the source of that darkness and wipe it out. It is a quest for the truth about Vlad the Impaler, the medieval ruler whose barbarous reign formed the basis of the legend of Dracula. Generations of historians have risked their reputations, their sanity, and even their lives to learn the truth about Vlad the Impaler and Dracula. Now one young woman must decide whether to take up this quest herself-to follow her father in a hunt that nearly brought him to ruin years ago, when he was a vibrant young scholar and her mother was still alive. What does the legend of Vlad the Impaler have to do with the modern world? Is it possible that the Dracula of myth truly existed-and that he has lived on, century after century, pursuing his own unknowable ends? The answers to these questions cross time and borders, as first the father and then the daughter search for clues, from dusty Ivy League libraries to Istanbul, Budapest, and the depths of Eastern Europe. In city after city, in monasteries and archives, in letters and in secret conversations, the horrible truth emerges about Vlad the Impaler's dark reign-and about a time-defying pact that may have kept his awful work alive down through the ages.Parsing obscure signs and hidden texts, reading codes worked into the fabric of medieval monastic traditions-and evading the unknown adversaries who will go to any lengths to conceal and protect Vlad's ancient powers-one woman comes ever closer to the secret of her own past and a confrontation with the very definition of evil. Elizabeth Kostova's debut novel is an adventure of monumental proportions, a relentless tale that blends fact and fantasy, history and the present, with an assurance that is almost unbearably suspenseful-and utterly unforgettable.

Down River (Mills & Boon Nocturne)

Down River (Mills & Boon Nocturne)

  • Author: Karen Harper
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 1408975092
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 218
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In the churning water, she felt her future slipping away...

The Living Age ...

The Living Age ...

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Havana Black

Havana Black

A Lieutenant Mario Conde Mystery

  • Author: Leonardo Padura
  • Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press
  • ISBN: 1904738877
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 255
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Scorching novel from a star of Cuban fiction. Second Conde mystery set in languid Havana.

Brightwork

Brightwork

The Art of Finishing Wood

  • Author: Rebecca Wittman
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 9780071579810
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 192
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Few things transform a boat into a yacht quite as gracefully as the incomparable look and texture of oiled, varnished, and bare wood surfaces. Whether the spars and cabin trunk of a wooden Alden schooner, the mirror-smooth foredeck of a Huckins motoryacht, the thwarts and oars of a Whitehall dinghy, or the teak decks and trim of a production fiberglass boat, brightwork is the crowning touch that elevates one boat in an anchorage above the rest. But it is also its owner's care and responsibility. There's no mystery to brightwork, but it's a finicky and time-consuming process, one that rewards orderliness and forethought and is unforgiving of missteps. Drawing on more than 10 years' experience as a brightwork specialist, Rebecca Wittman provides in this book all the information you need to avoid frustrations and costly mistakes and derive the greatest possible satisfaction from a process that can be its own reward. She answers such questions as: What are the symptoms of a deteriorating finish, and what clues does each provide to its source and cure? When can chipped, flaking, cracked, or blackened varnish be patched, and when must it be removed to bare wood for an entirely new finish? Which woods can be left bare? In preparing wood for a finish it is really necessary to sand through all the grits from coarse to fine? (It isn't.) When, if ever, is it advisable to use an oil finish on exterior surfaces? Ms. Wittman has strong opinions. She favors foam brushes over expensive, badger-hair brushes, which achieve no better results and must be cleaned after each use with toxic solvents. She uses chemical strippers only on detailed or convoluted surfaces that a heat gun can't master. And she has clear preferences for certain varnishes and oils over others. Her writing is meticulously thorough, yet graceful and entertaining. Brightwork is both a reference guide and a celebration of the art. The techniques she describes will produce the highest-quality finishes on furniture in the home, as well. "A first class and highly readable text that should be mandatory reading for anyone who owns or is contemplating owning a wooden vessel."--Sailing "It's elegant--elegant as the work it describes so successfully, elegant in its writing, elegant in its photography, and elegant physically as a volume."--SAIL A Cruising World "Editor's Choice": "Brightwork provides all the information you need to avoid frustrations and costly mistakes and derive the greatest satisfaction from a process that can be its own reward."

Wisconsin Conservation Bulletin

Wisconsin Conservation Bulletin

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Conservation of natural resources
  • Page: N.A
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