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The Girl Who Rode A Shark

Author : Ailsa Ross
ISBN : 9781772780987
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Now more than ever, the world is recognizing how strong women and girls are. How strong? In the early 1920s, Aboriginal Alaskan expeditioner Ada Blackjack survived for two years as a castaway on an uninhabited island in the Arctic Ocean before she was finally rescued. And she’s just one example. The Girl Who Rode a Shark: And Other Stories of Daring Women is a rousing collection of biographies focused on women and girls who have written, explored, or otherwise plunged headfirst into the pages of history. Undaunted by expectations, they made their mark by persevering in pursuit of their passions. The tales come from a huge variety of times and places, from a Canadian astronaut to an Indian secret agent and to a Balkan pirate queen who stood up to Ancient Rome. Author and activist Ailsa Ross gives readers a fun, informative piece of nonfiction that emphasizes the boundless potential of a new generation of women. Stunning portraits by artist Amy Blackwell accompany every biography in bold, vibrant colours.

Women In Ichthyology An Anthology In Honour Of Et Ro And Genie

Author : E.K. Balon
ISBN : 9789401101998
Genre : Science
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This special volume is dedicated to the contributions of women ichthyologists. Three colleagues were selected to represent all women ichthyologists, Ethelwynn Trewavas (ET), Rosemary Lowe-McConnell (Ro) and Eugenie Clark (Genie). All have had distinguished professional careers and have contributed in their own ways to their science. The career of each is highlighted by a personal interview with one of the editors of the volume, a bibliography of their lifetime publications, and a biography of their careers. Questions of historical inequities and current controversies in the treatment of women ichthyologists by their peers are raised and addressed by the women themselves. The personal and professional influences of these three women, and other women ichthyologists, are highlighted. A survey article by Pat Brown brings a number of women ichthyologists to the attention of a broader audience, and points the way for a more comprehensive historical consideration of the accomplishments and contributions of women ichthyologists. The volume continues with 16 solicited and contributed papers. ET's studies of taxonomy and life history are echoed in papers on the taxonomy and systematics of marine angelfishes, and of freshwater bitterlings, a review of reproduction in the North Atlantic ichthyofauna, and a comparison of reproductive styles and systematics of African minnows. Ro's studies on ecology, life history and behaviour are paralleled by papers on growth and metabolism in piranha, the community structure in tide pool fishes, and the social system and reproductive patterns in groupers. Genie's pioneering work on sexual roles and sex change, and her field studies of the behaviour of marine fishes are reflected in papers on gonadal structure and environmental sex determination in brook lamprey, sexual patterns in hawkfish, reproduction and systematics in phallostethids, gonadal structure and systematics in gobiids, reproductive and predator avoidance behaviour in razorfish, early ontogeny of an African mouth brooder, and alternative life histories in killifish.

Ula Li I And The Magic Shark

Author : Donivee M. Laird
ISBN : 0940350238
Genre : Social Science
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A Hawaiian version of Little Red Riding Hood and her adventures.

The Man Who Rode Sharks

Author : William R. Royal
ISBN : 0396075371
Genre : Shark attacks
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Shark Song

Author : Carolin Window
ISBN : STANFORD:36105021566810
Genre : Coasts
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AN EXCITING YOUNG WRITER HITTING HER STRIDE AN INTOXICATING NOVEL ABOUT LOVE, LEGENDS AND THE SEA When we published Carolin's first novel, Dim, two years ago, all the reviewers said this was a writer to watch. Well, have a look. Here's Shark Song. Here is Carolin's rich, poetic, sensuous prose serving up a story of a boy and a girl ... and a boy and a boy ... a lost island, a lost father, and a magical journey along Australia's eastern coastline. Kel was born on an island in the Pacific. But during a savage hurricaine her parents were killed, and she was taken by a white family to live in Australia. Now she's old enough to want to know the truth: about where she was born, about her real parents,and the truth about her sinister foster father and brothers. Ajax is a surfer. He's always lived by the sea. He's good-looking, the world (or at least all the girls in it) is at his feet -- but he is plagued by doubt. What is he doing with his life? What is he doing hanging out with Karen, the hottest surfer chick around? Some guys would be happy, but Ajax wants more. And then he meets Kel, and nothing else seems to matter. So when Kel decides she's leaving to discover her truth, Ajax has no choice but to follow. He doesn't have many clues, but he does receive the gift of a magical necklace of shells. Each shell contains a dream of the past, of the island where Kel was born. There are dark secrets in Kel's past, and as he blunders on after her, Ajax gets tantalising -- and sometimes frightening -- glimpses of them. The danger lies not only in the past. In the present Kel's foster brothers are looking for her too. They have their own secrets, and their own mission. Window unfolds her story in beautiful, original and mesmerising language, incorporating Polynesian myths into the story of Ajax and Kel, and suffused with the wonder of the sea. This is no ordinary love story, and its ending will surprise you. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Carolin Window grew up in Sydney. She has a university honours degree and worked in educational publishing for a period. Then several years ago she threw in the regular job and the Sydney lifestyle to go bush, travel and write. She ended up in far north Queensland, where she has worked on boats in the Coral Sea and the Great Barrier Reef for the past two years while writing Shark Song. In recent months she has moved south and relocated to Brisbane. Random House published her fantastic and fantastical first novel, Dim, the story of a girl able to throw her voice like a lyrebird and who is blessed (or is it cursed?) with nine lives, in 1996. SELLING POINTS: ** An immensely talented young writer (she's barely into her 30s) building on the critical success of her first novel. ** For those who found Dim difficult, Shark Song presents a cleaner narrative. Window is really hitting her stride in a big way with this second novel. ** A different kind of love story played out up and down the east coast of Australia. ** A must for all sea-lovers: some of the most beautiful, magical and sensual writing about the pleasures -- and terrors -- of the sea you will ever read. ** Genuine Australian magic realism. Magical shells that hold dreams, dreams that tell truths about the past and the present, portents and visions. ** Incorporates Polynesians legends of the sea. No other Australian fiction writer has explored this territory. Window's treatment of Polynesian culture -- such as the faketeli, the transvestite Polynesian youth, and the legend of the shark god of love -- is sensitive and revealing. ** Window has a unique and intensely poetic style. Her prose shimmers. There is nothing like it. ** Great reviews for DIM: 'This is a daring, imaginative first novel, written with considerable brio' SUN-HERALD (SYDNEY) 'a fantastical account of the twisted, black void between the worlds of good and evil ... There is a rhythmic beauty to Dim, a terse, poetic, spell

Quirky Tales Of The Rails

Author : James Betts
ISBN : 9780975854525
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The Siren Song

Author : Anne Ursu
ISBN : 9781439153468
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Inside an ordinary middle school in an ordinary city, a small redheaded eighth grader is doing something very ordinary, indeed. Ever since Charlotte Mielswetzski and her cousin, Zee, saved the world, life has been rather ordinary. Ordinary, that is, if you call being ultramegagrounded (in Charlotte's case) or treated as if you might fall to pieces (in Zee's case) ordinary. Either way, heroes deserve better. Of course, no one knows Charlotte and Zee are heroes. It's not like they can simply announce that Greek myths are real or proclaim they have returned from the Underworld, where they rescued all of mankind from Philonecron, a deranged demigod with delusions of grandeur. Instead, they are forced to keep this terrible knowledge to themselves, and are stuck in a state of extraordinary ordinariness. But things aren't quite as ordinary as they seem. For Philonecron is the grandson of Poseidon, and you don't mess with the progeny of the second most powerful god in the universe. And Philonecron himself isn't so happy about having all of his delicious plans thwarted by mortal children. He wants revenge, and with his grandfather to help him, he is going to get what he wants. For Charlotte and Zee, their not-so-ordinary lives are about to be disrupted once again. This time it's not the world they must save -- it's themselves. In the thrilling second installment of the Cronus Chronicles trilogy, author Anne Ursu brings her trademark wit to a spectacular adventure on the high seas.

The Mother Of All Booklists

Author : William Patrick Martin
ISBN : 9781442238626
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Mother of All Booklists: The 500 Most Recommended Nonfiction Reads for Ages 3 to 103 is written for parents, grandparents, and teachers unfamiliar with the bewildering array of award and recommended reading lists. This book is a long overdue composite of all the major booklists. It brings together over 100 of the most influential book awards and reading lists from leading magazines, newspapers, reference books, schools, libraries, parenting organizations, and professional groups from across the country. The Mother of All Booklists is to reading books what the website Rotten Tomatoes is to watching movies—the ultimate, one-stop, synthesizing resource for finding out what is best. Mother is not the opinion of one book critic, but the aggregate opinion of an army of critics. Organized into five age group lists each with one hundred books—preschoolers (ages 3-5), early readers (ages 5-9), middle readers (ages 9-13), young adults (ages 13-17), and adults (ages 18+)—The Mother of All Booklists amalgamates the knowledge of the best English-language booklists in the United States, including a few from Canada and Great Britain. Each of the 500 books is annotated, describing the contents of the book and suggesting why the book is unique and important. Each includes a picture of the book cover.


Author : Jonathan Maberry
ISBN : 9781250136329
Genre : Fiction
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"A waking dream, at once powerful and subtly sinister." —Clive Barker, New York Times bestselling author A chilling thriller that explores what happens when reality and nightmares converge, and how far one will go to protect the innocent when their own brain is a threat. From New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry comes a novel that puts a bold new spin on the supernatural thriller. Rain Thomas is a mess. Seven years an addict and three difficult years clean. Racked by guilt for the baby she gave up for adoption when she was sixteen. Still grieving for the boy’s father who died in Iraq. Alone, discarded by her family, with only the damaged members of her narcotics anonymous meetings as friends. Them, and the voices in her head. One morning, on the way to a much-needed job interview, she borrows reading glasses to review her resume. There is a small crack in one lens and through that damaged slice of glass she sees a young boy go running down the aisle of the subway train. Is he screaming with laughter or just screaming? When she tries to find the boy, he’s gone and no one has seen him. The day spins out of control. Rain loses whole chunks of time. She has no idea where her days went. The voices she hears are telling her horrible things. And even stranger things are happening. Unsure whether she is going insane, Rain sets out to find answers to long buried questions about an earlier life she has avoided for years—in what may be the most dangerous collision of all, that between reality and nightmare. How far will one person go to save someone they love? Read on at your own peril...

The Virgin S Children

Author : Victoria Tatum
ISBN : 1897381050
Genre : Children of gay parents
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