Around the world there are many beautiful places. There are famous buildings, old and new. Some are interesting; some are important. Some are the tallest or the biggest in the world. The Great Wall, Machu Picchu, the Grand Canyon, the Taj Mahal. Which are your wonders of the world?
The year is 1Q84. This is the real world, there is no doubt about that. But in this world, there are two moons in the sky. In this world, the fates of two people, Tengo and Aomame, are closely intertwined. They are each, in their own way, doing something very dangerous. And in this world, there seems no way to save them both. Something extraordinary is starting. Shortlisted for the 2013 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
Christopher Martin, the sole survivor of a torpedoed destroyer, is stranded upon a rock in the middle of the Atlantic. Pitted against him are the sea, the sun, the night cold and the terror of his isolation. To drink there is a pool of rain water; to eat there are weeds and sea anemones. Through the long hours with only himself to talk to, Martin must try to assemble the truth of his fate, piece by terrible piece. While most readers are aware of William Golding as the writer of Lord of the Flies, it is Pincher Martin, his third novel, that speaks most directly to contemporary readers. This shocking, unusual bullet of a book is the definitive survival novel and has an ending that is guaranteed to leave you reeling.
Classic / British English There are three men, a boy and a dog in a balloon over the Pacific, but only two men and the boy arrive on a strange island. Mysterious things happen to them there. Are there other people on the island? Where is the other man and his dog? Will they see their homes again? This Pack contains a Book and MP3
Ten strangers are invited to an island off the Devon coast. Most are happy to be there. But then, very soon, one of them is dead. What is happening? Is it murder? Is the killer one of them - or the mysterious Mr Owen? And are the other guests in danger too?
Over the past 20 years the study of the frozen Arctic and Southern Oceans and sub-arctic seas has progressed at a remarkable pace. This third edition of Sea Ice gives insight into the very latest understanding of the how sea ice is formed, how we measure (and model) its extent, the biology that lives within and associated with sea ice and the effect of climate change on its distribution. How sea ice influences the oceanography of underlying waters and the influences that sea ice has on humans living in Arctic regions are also discussed. Featuring twelve new chapters, this edition follows two previous editions (2001 and 2010), and the need for this latest update exhibits just how rapidly the science of sea ice is developing. The 27 chapters are written by a team of more than 50 of the worlds’ leading experts in their fields. These combine to make the book the most comprehensive introduction to the physics, chemistry, biology and geology of sea ice that there is. This third edition of Sea Ice will be a key resource for all policy makers, researchers and students who work with the frozen oceans and seas.
It is one thousand years in the future on the island of Verdana. For Leo, Carla, Tim and Ola, life is sad and boring. There are no trees or animals. The streets are dirty and polluted, and the children are chased by horrible robots!
How beautiful and mighty Lake Baikal is! It is unequaled on earth. Because of its majesty and beauty people began since ancient times to call it Sea Baikal, and personified it, calling it in respect Batiushka (Father). Rich was the Sea thousands of years ago. The fish could be caught with bare hands. Flocks of birds obscured the sky and a myriad of different animals lived in the woods. Big and small they were. There was enough food for everyone. Local inhabitants called it Sea Lake Baikal, highlighting its incommensurable wealth. Nowadays the same fauna lives in Lake Baikal and cannot be found anywhere else! How deep Lake Baikal is! Deeper than all other lakes it is! And its water is the purest in the world. The older people told us that Lake Baikal could never become shallow. My father Baikal is not kind to each and every human being. He can both caress and show his anger. Three evils he did not like. He does not like three evils: human forgetfulness, ingratitude and indifference. He then frowns, darkens and produces never-ending hurling winds. There are many miracles and hidden treasures in Lake Baikal. If you are lucky you may come across one of them. This is why people come to Sea Baikal, some for its multiple wonders, some to recover from health problems, some for the reinvigorating air and some simply for pleasure...
Once upon a time, by the warm sea, in the most extensive steppes, there were the bravest, the freest and the most mysterious people – Scythians. They are mysterious because no one knows where they have come from and where they have eventually disappeared. Only Storytellers know about it. And that’s what they tell…