Biography & Autobiography

Salt On Your Tongue

Women and the Sea

Author: Charlotte Runcie

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1786891204

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 4288

Charlotte Runcie has always felt pulled to the sea, lured by its soothing, calming qualities but also enlivened and inspired by its salty wildness. When she loses her beloved grandmother, and becomes pregnant with her first child, she feels its pull even more intensely. In Salt On Your Tongue Charlotte explores what the sea means to us, and particularly what it has meant to women through the ages. This book is a walk on the beach with Turner, with Shakespeare, with the Romantic Poets and shanty-singers. It’s an ode to our oceans – to the sailors who brave their treacherous waters, to the women who lost their loved ones to the waves, to the creatures that dwell in their depths, to beach trawlers, swimmers, sea birds and mermaids. In mesmerising prose, Charlotte Runcie explores how the sea has inspired, fascinated and terrified us, and how she herself fell in love with the deep blue. Navigating through ancient Greek myths, poetry, shipwrecks and Scottish folktales, Salt On Your Tongue is about how the wild untameable waves can help us understand what it means to be human.
History

Merchants and Mariners

Selected Maritime Writings of David M. Williams

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1786949164

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 785

This book presents twelve essays by historian David M. Williams, in order to pay tribute to his career. The essays stretch from 1807 through to the end of the nineteenth century, and address both economic and social themes. Topics include maritime trade, deployment of merchant ships, the state regulations concerning shipping, shipwrecks and loss of life, passenger cargoes, slavery, cotton, timber and coffee trades, and the working conditions of seamen over the course of the century. The plight of the maritime labourer is at the core of this collection. The essays primarily focus on British shipping, and firmly places it within an international context. The book is introduced by Lars U. Scholl, followed by two tributes to Williams' career, one by Peter N. Davies, the other by Lewis R. Fischer. Scholl concludes the volume with a thorough bibliography of Williams' maritime writings: books, chapters, and articles.
Biography & Autobiography

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Die geheimen Tagebücher eines Assistenzarztes - "Herzzerreißend und saukomisch!" John Niven

Author: Adam Kay

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641230594

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 4180

Vorhang auf für 97-Stunden-Wochen und einen Tsunami an Körperflüssigkeiten. Entscheidungen auf Leben und Tod am laufenden Band und ein Gehalt, gegen das jede Parkuhr zu den Besserverdienern gehört. Auf Nimmerwiedersehen, Freunde und Familie ... herzlich willkommen im Leben eines Assistenzarztes! Adam Kay, jetzt in seiner Heimat England als Comedian gefeiert, gehörte viele Jahre dazu. Nach schlaflosen Nächten und durchgearbeiteten Wochenenden mobilisierte er seine letzten Kräfte, um seine Erlebnisse aus dem Alltag eines Krankenhauses aufzuschreiben. Saukomisch, erschreckend und herzerweichend zugleich: Kays Tagebücher bringen alles ans Tageslicht, was Sie jemals über den Krankenhausalltag wissen wollten – und auch einiges, was besser im Verborgenen geblieben wäre. Kein Zweifel: Diese Lektüre wird Narben hinterlassen.
Law

2017 CFR Annual Print Title 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters Parts 125 to 199

Author: Office of The Federal Register

Publisher: IntraWEB, LLC and Claitor's Law Publishing

ISBN: 1640241329

Category: Law

Page: 1185

View: 4220

Title 33-NAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERS is composed of three volumes. The contents of these volumes represent all current regulations codified under this title of the CFR as of July 1, 2017.
Science

Das egoistische Gen

Mit einem Vorwort von Wolfgang Wickler

Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642553915

Category: Science

Page: 489

View: 3021

p”Ein auch heute noch bedeutsamer Klassiker“ Daily Express Sind wir Marionetten unserer Gene? Nach Richard Dawkins ́ vor über 30 Jahren entworfener und heute noch immer provozierender These steuern und dirigieren unsere von Generation zu Generation weitergegebenen Gene uns, um sich selbst zu erhalten. Alle biologischen Organismen dienen somit vor allem dem Überleben und der Unsterblichkeit der Erbanlagen und sind letztlich nur die "Einweg-Behälter" der "egoistischen" Gene. Sind wir Menschen also unserem Gen-Schicksal hilflos ausgeliefert? Dawkins bestreitet dies und macht uns Hoffnung: Seiner Meinung nach sind wir nämlich die einzige Spezies mit der Chance, gegen ihr genetisches Schicksal anzukämpfen.
American literature

Books in Print

Author: R.R. Bowker Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 2611

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
Fiction

Nacht und Tag

Roman

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 310490488X

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

View: 8770

Virginia Woolfs subtile Gesellschaftskomödie aus viktorianischer Zeit Katharine Hilbery, wohlerzogene Tochter aus der Londoner Oberschicht, ist standesgemäß und langweilig verlobt. Doch sie erliegt der Faszination des jungen Rechtsanwalts und sozialen Aufsteigers Ralph, der sie liebt, aber seinerseits von der Frauenrechtlerin Mary verehrt wird. Katharine entscheidet sich gegen die Konventionen ihrer Herkunft und für ihre Liebe zu Ralph. Ihre Cousine Cassandra schwärmt hingegen für Katharines Verlobten und verzehrt sich deshalb in Gewissensnöten. Spionierende Tanten, verpasste Rendezvous, Eifersucht und gekränkte Eitelkeiten können nicht verhindern, dass die Verliebten zueinander finden.
Fiction

Der Elefantenflüsterer

Mein Leben mit den sanften Riesen und was sie mir beibrachten

Author: Anthony Lawrence,Graham Spence

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3864152283

Category: Fiction

Page: 440

View: 6788

Der bewegende Bericht vom preisgekrönten Umweltschützer Lawrence Anthony über seine Elefantenherde in der Wildnis Südafrikas. In Lawrence Anthonys Naturschutzreservat hatten fast hundert Jahre keine Elefanten mehr gelebt. Eines Tages erfuhr er von einer heimatlosen und bedrohten Herde, die er bei sich aufnahm. Er entwickelte eine enge Beziehung zu den sanften Riesen, die sein Leben für immer veränderten.
Fiction

The Adventures of Robin Day (Classic Reprint)

Author: Robert Montgomery Bird

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780331237290

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

View: 9988

Excerpt from The Adventures of Robin Day The particulars of this eventful catastrophe, there were many good reasons why I, though so much interested in knowing them, should never succeed in making myself perfectly acquainted with. The scene of disaster was in the neighborhood of Barnegat, a place famous in the annals of shipwreck; and the vessel, there was little doubt, contained a rich freight of rum and sugar, and other West Indian products, which it was manifestly nobody's business to know how to account for. Besides, it was thought not improbable that the wreck of this particular schooner was owing less to the fury of the storm than to the instrumentality of the people of the coast - land pirates, as they have been called from time immemorial - Who were often accused in past days, as sometimes in the present, of setting up false beacons, to decoy un suspecting mariners to their ruin. I have even heard it said, there was a rumor at the time that the crew of the unfortunate vessel (whose disappearance could not be otherwise accounted for), had met with foul play from the wreckers which, if true, was a better reason than all for their keeping a veil of obscurity over the whole affair. But this rumor, after all, had no better foundation than surmise, and a disposition on the part of malicious people to explain the disappearance of the crew, which was undoubtedly a very remarkable feature in the shipwreck, in the most unfavorable way. It was more charitable to suppose they had been sud denly washed from the deck by some furious billow, which had carried away every thing above board and that I owed my pres ervation to being left nestling in the highest berth in the cabin, whence I was plucked by my robber preservers. 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.
Travel

Rick Steves London 2018

Author: Rick Steves,Gene Openshaw

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1631216929

Category: Travel

Page: 614

View: 2418

Explore London from the sacred stones of Westminster Abbey to the top of the London Eye: with Rick Steves on your side, London can be yours! Inside Rick Steves London 2018 you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring London Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from Trafalgar Square and the Victoria & Albert to where to find the best tikka masala or fish and chips How to connect with local culture: Catch a show in Soho, meet the ravens at the Tower of London, and end your day at the pub sharing a pint and chat with a friendly Londoner Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax over a cup of tea Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums Detailed neighborhood maps and a fold-out city map for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, popular British slang, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 500 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Annually updated information on the whole city, plus day trips to Windsor, Cambridge, and Stonehenge Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves London 2018. Spending just a few days in the city? Try Rick Steves Pocket London.
Biography & Autobiography

Liberty's War

An Engineer's Memoir of the Merchant Marine, 1942-45

Author: Herman E. Melton

Publisher: US Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9781591146407

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 4750

"Liberty's War explores the experiences of Herman Melton, from his time as a cadet at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy through his experiences at sea as a third assistant engineer. As a cadet on board the Liberty ship SS Cornelius Harnett, Melton saw action against German U-boats and bombers as part of the Murmansk Run convoys of 1943. After graduating from the academy in 1944, he shipped out to the Pacific Theatre, surviving the sinking of his Liberty ship, the SS Antoine Saugrain, and its top-secret cargo. He also helped to salvage two damaged Liberty ships before sailing in the William Sharon back to San Francisco."--Provided by publisher.
Fiction

Beren und Lúthien

Mit Illustrationen von Alan Lee

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608108882

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6913

Ein dramatisches Schicksal überschattet die Liebe von Beren und Lúthien. Sie gehört den unsterblichen Elben an, während er ein Sterblicher ist. In seiner tiefen Abneigung gegen alle Menschen zwingt ihr Vater, ein großer Elbenfürst, Beren eine unlösbare Aufgabe auf: Bevor dieser Lúthien heiraten darf, muss er von Melkors Krone einen Silmaril rauben. Den Leser erwartet die schönste Geschichte Tolkiens. Speziell für diese Ausgabe hat der bekannte Tolkien-Künstler Alan Lee zahlreiche Farbgemälde und Zeichnungen geschaffen. Unerschrocken macht sich Beren auf den Weg, den Silmaril für seine Liebe zu gewinnen. Da setzt Melkor, auch Morgoth der Schwarze Feind genannt, die fürchterlichsten Kreaturen – skrupellose Orks und schlaue Wölfe – gegen Beren ein. Aber die Liebe zwischen Lúthien und Beren reicht buchstäblich über den Tod hinaus. Diese ohne Übertreibung schönste Geschichte Tolkiens ist in nicht endgültiger Form Bestandteil des »Silmarillion«, des »Buchs der Verschollenen Geschichten« und des »Leithian Liedes«. Christopher Tolkien hat versucht, die Erzählung von Beren und Lúthien aus dem umfangreichen Werk, in das sie eingebettet ist, herauszulösen. Er erzählt sie mit den Worten seines Vaters: zunächst in ihrer ursprünglichen Form, dann gemäß späteren Texten. So wird sie in ihrem Wandel dargestellt. Die hier erstmals zusammen präsentierten Texte enthüllen Aspekte, die sowohl was die Handlung, als auch was die erzählerische Unmittelbarkeit anbelangt, später verlorengegangen sind.
Fiction

Children of Blood and Bone

Goldener Zorn

Author: Tomi Adeyemi

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104909962

Category: Fiction

Page: 94

View: 5523

Sie töteten meine Mutter. Sie raubten uns die Magie. Sie zwangen uns in den Staub. Jetzt erheben wir uns. Zélies Welt war einst voller Magie. Flammentänzer spielten mit dem Feuer, Geistwandler schufen schillernde Träume, und Seelenfänger wie Zélies Mutter wachten über Leben und Tod. Bis zu der Nacht, als ihre Kräfte versiegten und der machthungrige König von Orïsha jeden einzelnen Magier töten ließ. Die Blutnacht beraubte Zélie ihrer Mutter und nahm einem ganzen Volk die Hoffnung. Jetzt hat Zélie eine einzige Chance, die Magie nach Orïsha zurückzuholen. Ihre Mission führt sie über dunkle Pfade, wo rachedurstige Geister lauern, und durch glühende Wüsten, die ihr alles abverlangen. Dabei muss sie ihren Feinden immer einen Schritt voraus sein. Besonders dem Kronprinzen, der mit allen Mitteln verhindern will, dass die Magie je wieder zurückkehrt ... Der internationale Bestseller! Große Kinoverfilmung bereits in Arbeit bei Fox 2000 (»Twilight«, »Das Schicksal ist ein mieser Verräter«)
Travel

Rick Steves Rome 2018

Author: Rick Steves,Gene Openshaw

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1631216848

Category: Travel

Page: 588

View: 2315

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in the Eternal City of Rome. With the self-guided tours in this book, you'll walk the same streets as the Caesars and discover the secrets of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Learn how to avoid the lines at the Vatican Museum and St. Peter's Basilica. Take a night walk across the city and enjoy floodlit fountains and piazzas. Then grab a sidewalk table at the locals' favorite trattoria and watch the world go by. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. You'll learn how to navigate the Rome Metro and which sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

Uncharted Waters

A Journey of Exploration

Author: J. J. Lawrence

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781975806989

Category:

Page: 406

View: 4881

THE TRUE STORY OF APPRENTICE TEEN SAILORS SETTING OUT FOR THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME! A two-masted sailboat majestically glides past the town wharf. Friends, neighbors, parents and siblings avidly wave bon voyage to the newbie co-ed crew leaving the safety of home for a month-long round trip along the coast. This happy group of mariners is unaware of one wily crew member who detests being aboard the ship and is cunningly crafting a way home. The captain and chief inform the trainees that, except for command, all shipboard responsibilities are up to them and their newly elected boatswain. No one anticipates that Mother Nature will imperil these amateur sailors with the fiercest trial the sea can mete out. Eight high school students. Two adult instructors. One worn-out old training ship. Thirty days of sailing hundreds of miles. What could possibly go wrong? The story is true. Fictional characters re-enact several individual occurrences that happened over multiple sailing seasons to different non-fictional crews. The flavor of this coming-of-age adventure tale remains accurate as the characters confront the sea, the boat, the two adult instructors, each other and above all else, themselves. This good, clean, true-to-life chronicle uses action, humor, surprise and drama to drive an enlightening story that focuses on the psychological and moral growth of the youthful characters as they sail away from adolescence headed towards adulthood.