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Island Stories

Author : Raphael Samuel
ISBN : 1859849652
Genre : History
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An engrossing journey into British national history, ISLAND STORIES is a luminous study of the way nations use their past to lend meaning to the present and future. This sequel to the widely acclaimed THEATRES OF MEMORY is as passionate, unexpected and enjoyable as its predecessor. Raphael Samuel, who died in 1996, was an Oxford history tutor and founding editor of HISTORY WORKSHOP JOURNAL.


Author : Jane Rogers
ISBN : 0618139311
Genre : Fiction
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From one of Britain’s best-kept secrets, the novelist whom the Independent said “writes better than almost anyone of her generation,” comes this brooding tale of the murderous ties that bind a mother and daughter. Abandoned at birth and shuttled among foster homes, Nikki Black decides at twenty-eight to seek out her birth mother, intent on killing her. Nikki’s vengeance takes her to a remote island off the coast of Scotland, where both the beaches and the inhabitants are full of artifacts from the past that haunt the present. Here she discovers a witchlike mother who concocts remedies in her dank kitchen and a stuttering, monstrous brother whose seemingly simple mind is filled with stories of past islanders, crofters, and Vikings. Gradually her brother’s dangerous love and strange way of seeing the world transform Nikki’s life in ways that she — and the reader — could never expect. With her signature blend of psychological intensity and strong moral underpinnings, Jane Rogers skillfully leads us into a primal, almost mythic world where our darkest impulses and most profound fears are played out to shocking consequence. Part fairy tale, part murder mystery, ISLAND is, like the madness it depicts, terrifying, logical, and utterly consuming.


Author : Andrew Borowiec
ISBN : 0275965333
Genre : History
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A first-hand view of the Cyprus conflict between the Greeks and the Turks.

Bad Island

Author : Doug TenNapel
ISBN : 9780545389464
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When Reese is forced to go on a boating trip with his family, the last thing he expects is to be shipwrecked on an island-especially one teeming with weird plants and animals. But what starts out as simply a bad vacation turns into a terrible one, as the castaways must find a way to escape while dodging the island's dangerous inhabitants. With few resources and a mysterious entity on the hunt, each secret unlocked could save them . . . or spell their doom. One thing Reese knows for sure: This is one Bad Island.

Tangier Island

Author : David L. Shores
ISBN : 0874137179
Genre : History
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"Tangier is a mere dot of land in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay situated just below the Maryland-Virginia line. This study is an account of the Islanders' beginnings in the late 1700s, a portrait of them as an isolated community under siege, and a description of the way they talk."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Sustainable Tourism In Island Destinations

Author : Sonya Graci
ISBN : 9781844077793
Genre : Business & Economics
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Many of the world's islands are dependent on tourism as their main source of income. It is therefore imperative that these destinations are managed for long-term viability. The natural appeal of a destination is typically one of its main tourism related assets, yet the natural environment is also the feature most directly threatened by potential overexploitation. Sustainable Tourism in Island Destinations builds on existing literature in the subject by providing innovative discussions and practical management structures through the use of the authors' various island project work. An original feature is the focus on islands which are part of larger nations, rather than just on island sovereign states. Through an illustrated case study approach, the book focuses on the successes and challenges islands face in achieving sustainable tourism. The authors put forward innovative mechanisms such as multi-stakeholder partnerships and incentive-driven non-regulatory approaches as ways that the sustainability agenda can move forward in destinations that face specific challenges due to their geography and historic development. The case studies - from Canada, St Kitts, Honduras, China, Indonesia, Spain, Tanzania and Thailand - provide the foundation which suggests that alternative approaches to tourism development are possible if they retain sustainability as a priority.

Treasure Island

Author : Robert Louis Stevenson
Genre : Adventure stories
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While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate's fortune.

The Coral Island

Author : Robert Michael Ballantyne
ISBN : 185326170X
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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In this adult edition of the children's classic, three English boys, shipwrecked on a deserted island, create an idyllic society despite typhoons, wild hogs, and hostile visitors. Then evil pirates kidnap one of the youths whose adventures continue among the South Sea Islands.

The Island Of Doctor Moreau

Author : H.G. Wells
ISBN : 9781551113272
Genre : Fiction
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A classic of science fiction and a dark meditation on Darwinian thought in the late Victorian period, The Island of Doctor Moreau explores the possibility of civilization as a constraint imposed on savage human nature. The protagonist, Edward Prendick, finds himself stranded on an island with the notorious Doctor Moreau, whose experiments on the island’s humans and animals result in unspeakable horrors. The critical introduction to this Broadview Edition gives particular emphasis to Wells’s hostility towards religion as well as his thorough knowledge of the Darwinian thought of his time. Appendices provide passages from Darwin and Huxley related to Wells’s early writing; in addition, excerpts from other writers illustrate late-nineteenth-century anxieties about social degeneration.

No Man Is An Island

Author : Thomas Merton
ISBN : 9781590302538
Genre : Religion
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This volume is a stimulating series of spiritual reflections which will prove helpful for all struggling to find the meaning of human existence and to live the richest, fullest and noblest life. --Chicago Tribune

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