I read somewhere that the decision to emigrate comes from a need to breathe. The hope of a better life is stronger than any other feeling. My mother decided it was better to know I was in danger far from her; but on the way to a different future, than to know I was in danger near her; but stuck in the same old fear. At the age of ten, Enaiatollah Akbari was left alone to fend for himself. This is the heartbreaking, unforgettable story of his journey from Afghanistan to Italy in an attempt to find a safe place to live.
One night before putting him to bed, Enaiatollah's mother tells him three things: don't use drugs or weapons, don't cheat, don't steal. The next day he wakes up to find she isn't there. Ten-year-old Enaiatollah is left alone at the border of Pakistan to fend for himself. In a book that takes a true story and shapes it into a beautiful piece of fiction, Italian novelist Fabio Geda describes Enaiatollah's remarkable five-year journey from Afghanistan to Italy where he finally managed to claim political asylum aged fifteen. His ordeal took him through Iran, Turkey and Greece, working on building sites in order to pay people-traffickers, and enduring the physical misery of dangerous border crossings squeezed into the false bottoms of lorries or trekking across inhospitable mountains. A series of almost implausible strokes of fortune enabled him to get to Turin, find help from an Italian family and meet Fabio Geda, with whom he became friends. The result of their friendship is this unique book in which Enaiatollah's engaging, moving voice is brilliantly captured by Geda's subtly simple storytelling. In Geda's hands, Enaiatollah's journey becomes a universal story of stoicism in the face of fear, and the search for a place where life is liveable.
Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A green Early Reader is a first factbook. It's never too early to find out about... THE DEEP DARK SEA. Did you know that there are more living creatures in the sea than there are on land? Or that Lantern fish have glow-in-the-dark bodies to tell other lantern fish that they are nearby? Or that the viperfish has such big teeth that it can't close its mouth? Discover a world of incredible sea creatures in this brand-new full colour non fiction Early Reader from bestselling Horrible Sciences illustrator Tony De Saulles.
Red tide occurrences and hypoxia are the problems in the worldwide sea and lakes but they are not settled. These phenomena bring about a diminution of fishery significantly. Red tides and hypoxia are considered to be induced by eutrophication. The soluble and particle nutrient compounds that contain nitrogen and phosphorus are considered to induce such eutrophication. But the number of red tide occurrences per year in Japanese bays fluctuates significantly in these 40 years in spite of cutting nutrients from the basin by developing sewage treatment. Are there any other considerable factors which induce red tides? A dam construction is a possible factor to induce red tides and hypoxia. The equation that expresses the increasing process of dissolved oxygen concentration in the water body was obtained by our experiments and was found to be expressed by one simple equation. Hypoxia is estimated to be occurred by three factors that are thermocline, pycnocline and the obtained equation. The sea areas related to Red tides and Hypoxia in this book are Baltic Sea, Black Sea in Europe, Chesapeake Bay, Lake Erie in United State and many bays in Japan.
Crocodiles are one of the most successful vertebrate groups, represented by 23 living species, some in serious danger of extinction. One of them is the American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus, Cuvier 1807), a widely distributed species in the Neotropic and considered vulnerable. This work was done in order to assess the population status, spatial distribution, habitat use and reproductive aspects of this species in the Santa Rosa River (Zulia State-Venezuela). Population Abundance Index (PAI) for the study area is 0.54 ind/Km was estimated at 30 individuals the population size (excluding neonates). The population structure is dominated by individuals class I (48.97%), followed by crocodiles class IV (14.28%). We report a crocodile nest with 38 eggs. This work constitutes the first record of American crocodile and its nests in the Santa Rosa River, Lake Maracaibo Basin and also summarizes the most important research on this species in Venezuela, making it an invaluable reference for all researchers to move into the study of these reptiles, especially in northern South America.
December, 1941. Four brothers investigate the secrets of a treasure pit on a small island in the Pacific. But a sudden death and the coming war allow its secrets to lie forgotten . . . Present day. Juan Cabrillo and the Oregon team have been sent to locate the remains of a crashed NASA satellite in the Argentine jungle. Coming under attack, they make a mysterious discovery which sends them to a small Pacific island. There, they will discover the deadly secrets of an ancient Chinese expedition ? by the lost ship The Silent Sea. Now Cabrillo and his team are in a race against time to find the remains of The Silent Sea. Because there will be terrible consequences if someone else finds it first . . . The Silent Sea is a gripping, white- knuckle ride of a novel, and is Clive Cussler at his brilliant best.
Cairo, 1909. The murder capital of the world, where deaths are two a piastre. But the death of an effendi? That is something different. Effendis – the Egyptian elite – are important. Especially if – in a country ruled by foreigners – they happen to be foreign. Gareth Owen, the Mamur Zapt, is called in to investigate. But is he the right man to be investigating? In some countries, if someone goes for a walk – or a boat ride – with the Head of the Secret Police and doesn’t come back, it’s best not to ask questions. And powerful people might have preferred Tvardovsky dead. As the maverick financier said, before going on the shooting party, there were still crocodiles in Egypt. Of all kinds. And perhaps the place to look for them was Crocodilopolis, the ancient City of the Crocodiles, where the financiers were to hold their meeting. It is when the crocodiles start co-operating, said Tvardovsky, that you really have to watch out…
From sharks, clownfish, squid and dolphins, to whales, turtles, jellyfish and crabs, Under the Sea is a large board book, with beautiful illustrations by Neiko Ng, jam-packed with life under the sea!There are seven themed scenes: coral reef, rocky shore, deep seabed, shipwreck, ice shelf, open sea and underwater forest - with sturdy tabs for young children to find their favourite pages. Children can then explore the big scenes, find the sea creatures and read the name labels in the panels. With a daring diver to spot in each scene, there is plenty here for parents and children to talk about and return to again.
Ahoy there! Pirate Pete is about to set sail on a buccaneering adventure. What will he see in the sky and in the sea? And what's in the treasure chest? The reader decides! On each double page spread there are six cut-outs to choose from. Slot them into the picture to create a new story time and time again.
Integrated conservation has gained ground as pertinent means to preserving some of the world's most endangered species. Bearing this in mind and implementing it as means of preemptive actions to increase management and conservation plan efficiency, while reducing collateral damage to non-focal species, this book researches the implications for the conservation of iconic creatures: crocodiles. Assuming that the more similar two species are, the more likely they are to compete, the book negotiates a natural state ratio between sympatric crocodilians using skull shape comparison. It presents a step-by-step process through the basics of taking photographs of skulls to the mathematics of theoretical ecology in order to define previously unconsidered applications of morphometrics within ecological conservation. Along the way, it also highlights landmarks of interest within crocodilian skull morphology and concerns with currently used conservation methods. The book was written for anyone actively involved in the conservation of crocodilians and those pursuing applicability within sciences.
The Outcasts is the first book in the Brotherband series, from the author of the internationally bestselling Ranger's Apprentice. There is only one way to become a warrior. Boys are chosen for teams called Brotherbands and must endure months of gruelling battles in the treacherous sea. Hal finds himself the unwilling leader of a band of outcasts, the boys that no one wants. They are small and wiry but what they lack in size, they make up with skill and courage. Now they must battle against the other bands in the ultimate race where there can only be one winner. The icy waters make the sea a dangerous playing field. Especially when - for some - this is anything but a game . . .
Willard Price's rip-roaring adventures are given a new lease of life in this stunning new two-in-one package. In Volcano Adventure, Hal and Roger Hunt are off to the Pacific to study volcanoes with a young scientist, Dr Dan Adams. They share some amazing experiences - investigating an active crater on the sea bed; seeing the inside of a boiling crater in a steel and glass ball; and resuing the inhabitants of the doomed "Tin Can Island". But Dr Adams is behaving strangely and Hal begins to worry that he might be putting them all in danger... In South Sea Adventure, Hal and Roger are commissioned to bring back some extraordinary sea creatures for their father's collection, but that's not their only mission. They're also out to visit the remote pearl-oyster beds of a secret lagoon, but there are others after the pearls as well, and they soon find themselves stranded on a desolate atoll with little hope of survival...
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