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The Beach

Author : Alex Garland
ISBN : 9781101657508
Genre : Fiction
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The irresistible novel that was adapted into a major motion picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The Khao San Road, Bangkok -- first stop for the hordes of rootless young Westerners traveling in Southeast Asia. On Richard's first night there, in a low-budget guest house, a fellow traveler slashes his wrists, bequeathing to Richard a meticulously drawn map to "the Beach." The Beach, as Richard has come to learn, is the subject of a legend among young travelers in Asia: a lagoon hidden from the sea, with white sand and coral gardens, freshwater falls surrounded by jungle, plants untouched for a thousand years. There, it is rumored, a carefully selected international few have settled in a communal Eden. Haunted by the figure of Mr. Duck -- the name by which the Thai police have identified the dead man -- and his own obsession with Vietnam movies, Richard sets off with a young French couple to an island hidden away in an archipelago forbidden to tourists. They discover the Beach, and it is as beautiful and idyllic as it is reputed to be. Yet over time it becomes clear that Beach culture, as Richard calls it, has troubling, even deadly, undercurrents. Spellbinding and hallucinogenic, The Beach by Alex Garland -- both a national bestseller and his debut -- is a highly accomplished and suspenseful novel that fixates on a generation in their twenties, who, burdened with the legacy of the preceding generation and saturated by popular culture, long for an unruined landscape, but find it difficult to experience the world firsthand.

The Beach

Author : Lena Lencek
ISBN : 0140278028
Genre : Nature
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A history of the development of the beach traces its image in popular culture, the rise of the great resorts, and the evolution of the leisure industry

The Beach Book

Author : Carl H Hobbs
ISBN : 9780231504133
Genre : Science
File Size : 24. 94 MB
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For those with a curiosity about shores or a desire to better understand them, The Beach Book shares the basic science behind waves, tides, sea level, sand dunes, salt marshes, and beach erosion. It tells sunbathers why the beach widens and narrows from week to week and helps boaters and anglers understand why tidal inlets change. It gives home buyers insight into gauging erosion rates and provides natural-resource managers and concerned citizens with richer information on sediments, erosion control, beach nourishment, and coastal-zone development. Carl Hobbs also proposes methods for keeping our beaches healthy by discussing ways to combat erosion and the decline of habitats. The more people learn about coastal processes, Hobbs argues, the better they can appreciate and understand the dynamic environment of the beach. Primarily using examples from the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of North America, although the characteristics of these shorelines can be found worldwide, Hobbs explains several fundamental geoscience concepts and animates the workings of such phenomena as wind and storms and their effects on beaches, barrier islands, and inlets. He details and compares different beach aspects, describes the processes causing sea-level rise, and illustrates the forces that change sea level. Informed by the latest science and infused with a passion for its subject, The Beach Book offers an informative, useful, and wide-ranging introduction to anyone who loves, lives, and plays on the beach.

On The Beach

Author : Nevil Shute
ISBN : 0307476987
Genre : Fiction
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"The most shocking fiction I have read in years. What is shocking about it is both the idea and the sheer imaginative brilliance with which Mr. Shute brings it off." THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE They are the last generation, the innocent victims of an accidental war, living out their last days, making do with what they have, hoping for a miracle. As the deadly rain moves ever closer, the world as we know it winds toward an inevitable end....

The Beach Book

Author : Melcher Media
ISBN : 1595910034
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 68. 83 MB
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'The Beach Book' features ten reads about beaches from internationally acclaimed authors, including Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Isaac Bashevis Singer and Roald Dahl, and emerging voices Anthony Doerr and Frederick Reiken who've all heard the sea's siren song and written eloquently about it.

The Beach Book

Author : Gloria Steinem
ISBN : STANFORD:36105038818550
Genre : Humor
File Size : 24. 36 MB
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At The Beach

Author : Jean-Didier Urbain
ISBN : 0816634513
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 44. 12 MB
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Around the world, when people think of vacation it's the beach they want-even when long distances must be traversed, the seashore is the place to escape the rigors of modern life. How did this come to be, and what does our ongoing love affair with the beach mean? How do shore vacations differ from traditional tourism, and what does this tell us about our dreams and fears? In At the Beach, Jean-Didier Urbain offers witty and insightful answers to these questions.

The Beach Book

Author : Bret Sigillo
ISBN : 0991568702
Genre : Travel
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The ultimate guide to ALL of Eleuthera, Bahamas 135 beaches. The book is complete with maps, detailed directions, stunning photos, and important tid-bits of information that can only be obtained by someone who has been there, seen that, and told all. Some who have never been to Eleuthera, or to the Bahamas, may wonder why they need such a guide. Picture a charming tropical island, but one without signs, clear landmarks, and many well-paved roads. Most of the beaches are accessible, but only if you know how to get there. The roads are often nothing more than rough pock laden trails cut through dense jungle brush. Planning your trip is important so that you understand the conditions and travel times. Even the more well known beaches can be tricky to find. And, with 135 choices, you want to choose the best. Why, then, would anyone go to so much trouble to find one of these hidden beaches? Because often at the end of your journey is pure majesty. Having miles of pristine sand and ocean completely to yourself with unique geographic formations, exquisite snorkeling, and extreme privacy is well worth the effort. Learn from us so that you can plan, arrive safely, and enjoy the splendor that is an Eleuthera beach.

Scaredy Squirrel At The Beach

Author : Melanie Watt
ISBN : 9781894786133
Genre : Beaches
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As summertime approaches, Scaredy Squirrel, who only feels safe when he is at home in his nut tree, decides to build his own beach getaway complete with a germ-free inflatable pool and a plastic flamingo until the lure of the real beach gets too strong.

Fire On The Beach

Author : David Wright
ISBN : 0195154843
Genre : History
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From the Civil War to the turn of the century, this is the true-life story of the original Coast Guard and one crew of African-American heroes who fought storms and saved lives off America's southeastern coast. 31 halftones.

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