In this visually stunning, richly informative portrait of British Columbia, renowned photographer Al Harvey takes readers beyond the iconic landmarks of Canada's westernmost province to its equally majestic, yet rarely seen corners. With his discerning eye, adventurer's spirit and conservationist's respect for the natural world, Harvey captures British Columbia's unique, wild beauty. From the misty peaks of Haida Gwaii's Queen Charlotte Mountains to the remote alpine tundra of the northern Rockies, from the source of the mighty Fraser River to its final Pacific destination, "Wild Beauty" beautifully expresses the geographic diversity of this land, all the while affirming the intimate connection between the physical terrain and the people who inhabit it. Part travel guide, part geography lesson, this breathtaking visual journey will inspire long-time residents and adventurous tourists alike to get out and discover British Columbia for themselves.
"No one does magical realism quite like McLemore, and this third novel, laced with slow-burning suspense, folklore, romance, and spun together with exquisite, luxuriant prose, proves it.,,, Sheer magic: fierce, bright, and blazing with possibility."— Booklist (starred) Love grows such strange things. Anna-Marie McLemore's debut novel The Weight of Feathers garnered fabulous reviews and was a finalist for the prestigious YALSA Morris Award, and her second novel, When the Moon was Ours, was longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for Young People's Literature. Now, in Wild Beauty, McLemore introduces a spellbinding setting and two characters who are drawn together by fate—and pulled apart by reality. For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, the lush estate gardens that enchant guests from around the world. They’ve also hidden a tragic legacy: if they fall in love too deeply, their lovers vanish. But then, after generations of vanishings, a strange boy appears in the gardens. The boy is a mystery to Estrella, the Nomeolvides girl who finds him, and to her family, but he’s even more a mystery to himself; he knows nothing more about who he is or where he came from than his first name. As Estrella tries to help Fel piece together his unknown past, La Pradera leads them to secrets as dangerous as they are magical in this stunning exploration of love, loss, and family.
Photographs of the Columbia River Gorge, 1867-1957
Author: Terry Toedtemeier,John Laursen
Publisher: Oregon State University Press
Spanning ninety years in the history of the Columbia River Gorge, carved by the river through the Cascade Mountain range, a collection of more than 130 images ranges from early photographs from the 1860s to 1957 when the region's landscape was forever altered by the completion of the Dalles Dam.
From the poet, novelist, and cultural icon behind the award-winning and celebrated Broadway play, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, comes an evocative and moving bilingual collection of new and beloved poems. In this stirring collection of more than sixty original and selected poems in both English and Spanish, Ntozake Shange shares her utterly unique, unapologetic, and deeply emotional writing that has made her one of the most iconic literary figures of our time. With a clear, raw, and affecting voice, Shange draws from her experience as a feminist black woman in American to craft groundbreaking poetry about pain, beauty, and color. In the bestselling tradition of Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey, Wild Beauty is more than a poetry collection; it is an exquisite call to action for a new generation of women, people of color, feminists, and activists to follow in the author’s footsteps in the pursuit of equality and understanding. As The New York Times raves, “Ntozake Shange writes with such exquisite care and beauty that anyone can relate to her message.”
The Story of Yellowstone, the World's First National Park
Author: Erin Peabody
An “impassioned, vividly written chronicle” of the first scientific expedition across America’s western wilderness, with photos and illustrations (Kirkus Reviews). In the summer of 1871, a team of thirty-two renowned scientists, artists, and adventurers set out to explore the uncharted territory surrounding the Yellowstone River, sampling, sketching, and photographing the region’s breathtaking wonders. At the end of their foray into the wilderness, the survey team headed east, determined to convince the United States Congress of the need to preserve the land from commercial development. Spinning “stories of wonder hardly short of fairy tales,” to quote the New York Times, they enlisted the support of influential conservationists such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and Frederick Law Olmsted. This fascinating book tells the story of that journey, recounting the astonishing expedition that led to the passage of the Yellowstone Park Bill, a law that set aside over two million acres of wilderness as “a great national park for the benefit and enjoyment of people” and created a beloved vacation destination where visitors could enjoy white-capped mountain vistas and wildlife in its natural habitat. Filled with “vivid descriptions . . . and color photographs [that] highlight Yellowstone’s dramatic geological features,” this first-of-its-kind account from a former park ranger will instill a sense of awe and wonder at America’s rich natural heritage (Publishers Weekly).
A Photographic Field Guide to Australia's Biggest, Oldest and Rarest Natural Treasures
Author: Graham Lloyd,Vanessa Hunter
Over the course of four years, journalist Graham Lloyd and photographer Vanessa Hunter sought out Australia's wildest, most significant and least known natural phenomena.Wild Beauty is an intimate showcase of 26 of these places, which represent the country's oldest, tallest, longest and more special natural treasures. It offers a glimpse into Australia's rare - and rarely seen - wildernesses, many of which are considered the most spectacular of their kind on Earth. From a blindfolded helicopter ride to view a stand of king's holly, the world's oldest plant, in Tasmania's South-West Wilderness Area to swimming up close to the world's largest mass migration of minke whales near the Great Barrier Reef, this book offers a rare glimpse into the little known and secret places that shelter endangered species and spectacular landscapes. Wild Beauty is a visual journey, brought to life with incredible stories about the people who fight, preserve and protect these special places.
Tief im Dickicht des Amazonas verbergen sich uralte Geheimnisse. Ein riesiges Fabelwesen soll an den Wasserfällen des Orinoko umgehen, doch traut man der Legende, hat noch kein Mensch den Anblick überlebt. Alex ist 15 und begleitet seine Großmutter, eine berühmte Reiseschriftstellerin, auf eine Expedition, die die Bestie aufspüren soll. Eine unheimliche Stimmung liegt über dem Camp, als hätte der Dschungel tausend Augen. Da wird Alex entführt, und mit ihm Nadia, die Tochter des Expeditionsleiters. Die beiden fürchten um ihr Leben, bis sie herausfinden, dass ihre Entführer vom Indianerstamm der Nebelmenschen sich nur verteidigen wollen. Denn die Expedition ist Teil eines perfiden Plans, der den Einheimischen die Lebensgrundlage stehlen soll. Für Nadia und Alex ist die Sache klar: Sie müssen den Nebelmenschen helfen und das Geheimnis des Urwaldwesens lüften. In »Die Stadt der wilden Götter« werden aus Nadia und Alexander ›Aguila und Jaguar‹, ungleiche Freunde und mutige Abenteurer in einer Welt voller Magie und Geheimnisse. Ein Auftakt mit Paukenschlag zu einer Trilogie über die Macht der Kameradschaft.
In ihrem neuen Fantasy-Roman erzählt Spiegel-Bestseller-Autorin Maggie Stiefvater eine atmosphärisch-düstere Geschichte über Angst und Magie, Liebe und Mut. Jeder träumt von einem Wunder, aber nicht jeder ist bereit dafür. Wem nur noch ein Wunder helfen kann, der findet stets seinen Weg in die Wüste Colorados und zur außergewöhnlichen Familie Soria. Doch die Wunder der Sorias sind unberechenbar und wer sie aus eigener Kraft nicht vollenden kann, zahlt einen hohen Preis. Auch Daniel Soria bewirkt diese Wunder mit der Ernsthaftigkeit und Hingabe, die es braucht. Doch dann bricht er die wichtigste Regel seiner Familie: Er mischt sich in ein Wunder ein. Dadurch entfesselt er eine Magie, die seinen Tod bedeuten könnte. »Eine meisterhafte Geschichtenerzählerin.« USA today
Glacier Bay National Park is one of the most popular destinations in Alaska. And now, visitors will have the ideal keepsake in Glacier Bay -- a dazzling collection of images by the country's premier wildlife photography team. Erwin and Peggy Bauer have spent hundreds of hours in the field photographing the park's famous glaciers and ice, marine wildlife, and lush rainforests. An accompanying essay describes the park's creation, natural history, and recreation potential, making Glacier Bay a wonderful introduction to one of America's most visited parks.
A Filmography of Depictions of Grade School, Preschool and Day Care Educators, 1890s to the Present
Author: Ann C. Paietta
Category: Performing Arts
The teaching profession has a long history in motion pictures. As early as the late 19th century, films have portrayed educators of young children--including teachers, tutors, day care workers, nannies, governesses, and other related occupations--in a variety of roles within the cinematic classroom. This work provides a broad index of over 800 films (both U.S. and foreign) which feature educators as primary characters. Organized alphabetically by title, each entry contains a short plot summary and many also include cast and crew details. A detailed subject index is also included.
Photographer Glenn Randall presents 125 images culled from 30 years of exploring the Centennial State. Working primarily with a large-format, 4x5 field camera that captures amazing details, Randall has compiled an extraordinary portrait of a remarkably diverse place. Traveling on foot, snowshoes, skis, and rafts, Randall brings us images of Colorado's most remote corners as well as its historical sites, wildlife, and outdoor adventurers. From the 14,000-foot peaks to the deep and sinuous canyons, Randall presents a joyous celebration of a unique state.
"Beautiful LEGO: Wild! is a journey from the smallest bacteria to sweeping natural vistas, all made from the colorful toy bricks." —Fast Company "Showcases the wild beauty of LEGO models." —Audubon "Sculptures from Beautiful LEGO: Wild! are a treat for nature lovers and LEGO geeks alike!"—Distractify Scenes from nature spring to life in Mike Doyle's latest curated collection of LEGO art, Beautiful LEGO: Wild! From botanical marvels to adorable critters—such as a sea otter family made from 3,500 LEGO pieces—every page is sure to delight the artist and naturalist in all of us. Interviews with LEGO masters from around the world give you a glimpse into the inspiration behind these incredible works of art. Discover amazing landscapes, insects, mythical creatures, and more, all within the enchanting pages of Beautiful LEGO: Wild!