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At Home In The Rain Forest

Author : Diane Willow
ISBN : 9781607344315
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Beautiful color illustrations accompany an entertaining and informative text that takes us on an amazing journey through the forest. From the tops of the tropical trees to the forest floor, readers can observe the inter-relationships of plants and animals which thrive at each level of the rain forest.

Home In The Rain

Author : Bob Graham
ISBN : 1406379786
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The Rain Forests Of Home

Author : Peter Schoonmaker
ISBN : 9781610913379
Genre : Nature
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Stretching from the redwoods of California to the vast stands of spruce and hemlock in southeast Alaska, coastal temperate rain forests have been home to one of the highest densities of human settlements on the continent for thousands of years. However, the well-being of this region is increasingly threatened by diminishing natural capital, declining employment in traditional resource-based industries, and outward migration of young people to cities. The Rain Forests of Home brings together a diverse array of thinkers -- conservationists, community organizers, botanists, anthropologists, zoologists, Native Americans, ecologists, and others -- to present a multilayered, multidimensional portrait of the coastal temperate rain forest and its people. Joining natural and social science perspectives, the book provides readers with a valuable understanding of the region's natural and human history, along with a vision of its future and strategies for realizing that vision. Authors describe the physical setting and examine the geographic and evolutionary forces that have shaped the region since the last glacial period, with individual chapters covering oceanography, climate, geologic processes, vegetation, fauna, streams and rivers, and terrestrial/marine interactions. Three chapters cover the history of human habitation, and the book concludes with an exploration of recent economic, political, and cultural trends.Interspersed among the chapters are compelling profiles of community-level initiatives and programs aimed at restoring damaged ecosystems, promoting sustainable use of resources, and fostering community-based economic development. The Rain Forests of Home offers for the first time a unified description of the characteristics, history, culture, economy, and ecology of the coastal temperate rain forest. It is essential reading for anyone who lives in or cares about the region.

The House That Turns Black In The Rain

Author : A.T. Martin
ISBN : 9781499015171
Genre : Fiction
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The House That Turns Black in the Rain, though a work of fiction, is written to reflect the style and manner of the nineteenth century. Conforming to modern sensibilities, positions, and tastes would violate the novel’s authenticity.

Flowers In The Rain

Author : Rosamunde Pilcher
ISBN : 9781444713787
Genre : Fiction
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An emotive and timeless collection of short stories by the much-loved Rosamunde Pilcher. Through thick mist and a cold east wind, Lavinia returns to Scotland. Up at the big house Mrs Farquhar is dying. Seeing Lachlan again, Lavinia remembers her childhood holidays there: swimming in the loch, the picnics, bottle-feeding the lambs down at the farm and the evenings when they danced reels. Most of all, she remembers Mrs Farquhar's grandson Rory. In the house, as the old lady lies serene and beautiful in the bed she has slept in since coming home to Lachlan as a bride, Lavinia meets Rory once again. Flowers in the Rain is one of sixteen stories, each giving another magical glimpse into Rosamunde Pilcher's world. The world in which most would prefer to live all the time.

I Shall Sing And Dance In The Rain

Author : Gregory Wilson
ISBN : 9781493159079
Genre : Philosophy
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Gregory Wilson is Jamaican. He is a graduate from the University of the West Indies, at Mona, Jamaica. Mr. Wilson has been teaching for almost all of his adult life. In addition, he has been writing poems since high school. If Gregory has a love for teaching, he has a passion for writing--poems. He has been to several workshops and international poetry competitions. In 2005, he was second place winner at a convention of poets held in Reno, Nevada, by the Famous Poets Society. the kids whom he teaches, as well as his colleagues, and diverse audiences always enjoy listening to him read and recite his poems. Presently, Mr. Wilson teaches English language and literature at a prestigious high school in the Bahamas.

Home On The Big Salmon

Author : Sid Bell
ISBN : 1462862047
Genre : Fiction
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October, 1945 has gone down in history as being the month in which the Second World War ended. The boys were coming home but they weren't boys anymore. Six years in war torn Europe has changed them, forced each one to grow up quickly. Many were returning home, many never would. Numerous thoughts rushed through Bob Walker's mind and he savored each one as it came. Tomorrow would begin a new chapter in his life and her looked forward to the change. Bob thought of the sun as it rose over the treetops and danced on the waters of a cold clear lake. A large Canadian goose swimming lazily as his family ate and prepared for the long flight south. A beaver swam nearby, hurrying to finish his house before the first snowfall.

Drinking The Rain

Author : Alix Kates Shulman
ISBN : 9781466802896
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A memoir of spiritualism and self-discovery from the acclaimed, award-winning author At fifty, Alix Kates Shulman, author of the celebrated feminist novel, Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen, left a city life dense with political activism, family and literary community, and went to live alone on an island off the coast of Maine. On a windswept beach, in a cabin with no plumbing, power, or telephone, she found that she was learning to live all over again. In this luminous, spirited book, she charts her subsequent path as she learned not simply the joys of meditative solitude, but to integrate her new awareness into a busy, committed, even hectic mainland life. “A ten-year voyage of discovery . . . Shulman's honesty and sense of inquiry carry us with her all the way--could even, if we were willing, change our lives.” —San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle

A Walk In The Rain Forest

Author : Rebecca L. Johnson
ISBN : 9781575051543
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Takes readers on a walk through a tropical rain forest, showing examples of how the animals and plants depend on each other and their environment to survive.

Bamboo Shoots After The Rain

Author : Ann C. Carver
ISBN : 9781558617841
Genre : Education
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This remarkable anthology introduces the short fiction of fourteen writers, major figures in the literary movements of three generations, who represent a range of class, ethnic, age, and political perspectives.It is filled with "unexpected gems", writes Scarlet Cheng in Belles Lettres, including Lin Hai-yin's story of a woman suffering under a feudal system that dominated Old China; Chiang Hsiao-yun's optimistic solutions to problems of the elderly in the rapidly changing Taiwan of the 1980; and in between, a dozen richly diverse stories of aristocrats, comrades, wices, concubines, children, mothers, sexuality, rape, female initiation, and the tensions between traditional and modern life. "This is not western feminism with an Asian accent", says Bloomsbury Review, "but a description of one culture's reality... The woman protagonists survive both despite and because of their existence in a changing Taiwan." This book includes biographical headnotes, an introduction that addresses the literary movements represented, and an extensive bibliography.

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