Leaving the Sea

  • Filename: leaving-the-sea.
  • ISBN: 9780385350433
  • Release Date: 2014-01-07
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Ben Marcus
  • Publisher: Vintage



By turns hilarious and heartfelt, dark and illuminative, Ben Marcus’s Leaving the Sea is a ground breaking collection of stories from one of the single most vital, extraordinary, and unique writers of his generation. In the heartfelt “I Can Say Many Nice Things,” a washed-up writer toying with infidelity leads a creative writing workshop on board a cruise ship. In the dystopian “Rollingwood,” a divorced father struggles to take care of his ill infant, as his ex-wife and colleagues try to render him irrelevant. In “Watching Mysteries with My Mother,” a son meditates on his mother’s mortality, hoping to stave off her death for as long as he sits by her side. And in the title story, told in a single breathtaking sentence, we watch as the narrator’s marriage and his sanity unravel, drawing him to the brink of suicide. Surreal and tender, terrifying and life-affirming, Leaving the Sea is the work of an utterly unique writer at the height of his powers.

Salz f r die See

  • Filename: salz-f-r-die-see.
  • ISBN: 9783646929225
  • Release Date: 2016-09-29
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Ruta Sepetys
  • Publisher: Königskinder



Die letzten Kriegstage des Jahres 1945: Tausende Menschen flüchten aus Angst vor der Roten Armee nach Westen. Darunter Florian, ein deutscher Deserteur, Emilia, eine junge Polin, und Joana, eine litauische Krankenschwester. Eine Notgemeinschaft, in der jeder ein Geheimnis hat, das er nicht preisgeben will. Denn der Krieg hat sie Misstrauen gelehrt. Im eiskalten Winter wählt der kleine Flüchtlingstrek den lebensgefährlichen Weg über das zugefrorene Haff. In Gotenhafen, so heißt es, warte die Wilhelm Gustloff, um sie nach Westen zu bringen. Doch auch dort sind sie noch lange nicht in Sicherheit.

Im Herzen der See

  • Filename: im-herzen-der-see.
  • ISBN: 9783641146634
  • Release Date: 2015-11-09
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag



Die wahre Geschichte hinter dem Klassiker Moby Dick – verfilmt mit Starbesetzung Was jetzt als »Major Motion Picture« in die Kinos kommt – produziert von Oscar-Preisträger Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind – Genie und Wahnsinn) –, hat schon als Buch seine Leser gefesselt. Nathaniel Philbrick erzählt die wahre Geschichte jener Ereignisse, die Herman Melville zu seinem Roman Moby Dick inspiriert haben: Im November 1820 wird der Walfänger Essex mitten auf dem Pazifik von einem Pottwal gerammt. Das Schiff kentert, doch die 20 Mann starke Besatzung kann sich auf drei kleine Beiboote retten. Knapp 4000 Kilometer westlich der südamerikanischen Küste beginnt für die Männer eine beispiellose Odyssee: Drei Monate lang segeln sie in offenen, notdürftig aufgetakelten Booten und ohne ausreichend Proviant über eine feindliche See – und stoßen dabei an die Grenzen ihrer Menschlichkeit.

Harun und das Meer der Geschichten

  • Filename: harun-und-das-meer-der-geschichten.
  • ISBN: 9783641134006
  • Release Date: 2014-03-31
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Salman Rushdie
  • Publisher: btb Verlag



In der Traurigen Stadt im Lande Alifbay lebt der kleine Harun. Doch Harun hat Glück, denn sein Vater ist der allseits beliebte Geschichtenerzähler Raschid. Wenn er erzählt, dann vergessen die Menschen für einen Moment ihre Traurigkeit und erfreuen sich an seinen schier unerschöpflichen Märchen über schöne Prinzessinnen, schnauzbärtige Gangster und tollkühne Helden. Doch eines Tages wird Raschid von seiner Frau verlassen – und verstummt urplötzlich. Um seinen Vater von dieser Sprachlosigkeit zu befreien, begibt sich Harun auf eine abenteuerliche Reise zum Meer der Geschichten, zur Quelle des Erzählwassers.

The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1857

  • Filename: the-nautical-magazine-and-naval-chronicle-for-1857.
  • ISBN: 9781108054485
  • Release Date: 2013-03-28
  • Number of pages: 738
  • Author: Various
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



The 1857 Nautical Magazine includes articles on privateering, cable-laying, French shipping legislation and military developments in the Crimea and Canton.

Leaving Eden

  • Filename: leaving-eden.
  • ISBN: 0521425794
  • Release Date: 1991-08-30
  • Number of pages: 358
  • Author: E. G. Nisbet
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Leaving Eden is a wide-ranging survey of what is arguably the greatest challenge facing humanity today: the preservation of the natural environment. Nisbet discusses the primary physical, chemical, and biological controls on the natural environment, focusing on the complex interplay between atmospheric and terrestrial elements such as the sun, the oceans, and the forests, and is concerned with the effects of human disruption of these natural systems. Integrating discussions of scientific puzzles with problems facing humanity at large, the author addresses issues such as the greenhouse effect, acid rain, deforestation, chlorofluorocarbons, nuclear waste, agricultural subsidies, and population management. The book also offers an extensive discussion of the ways in which the environment can be protected. With its particular emphasis on the interaction of human behavior and nature, this book is suitable not only for individuals interested in environmental studies, geography, economics, and earth science, but for all those concerned with the future of the Earth.

A Journey to the Polar Sea

  • Filename: a-journey-to-the-polar-sea.
  • ISBN: 9783954272150
  • Release Date: 2012-11
  • Number of pages: 412
  • Author: John Franklin
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand



British polar explorer and naval officer Sir John Franklin (1786-1847) was fourteen years old when he decided to become a sailor. He was fascinated by the polar sea and undertook several expeditions to explore the areas of the arctic oceans. This book describes his journey to the north-western territories of Canada in the years 1819-1822. The captain and his crew nearly died during the trip due to a dramatic shortage of food. Desperate as he was, Franklin even tried to eat his leather boots, which brought him the nickname "the man who ate his shoes".Reprint of the original edition from 1824.

The Earth Policy Reader

  • Filename: the-earth-policy-reader.
  • ISBN: 9781134208340
  • Release Date: 2013-10-31
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Lester R. Brown
  • Publisher: Routledge



This book is part of a 3-volume anthology of women's writing in Latin from antiquity to the early modern era. Each volume provides texts, contexts, and translations of a wide variety of works produced by women, including dramatic, poetic, and devotional writing. Volume One covers the age of Roman Antiquity and early Christianity.

Universal Geography

  • Filename: universal-geography.
  • ISBN: HARVARD:HWCWLF
  • Release Date: 1824
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Conrad Malte-Brun
  • Publisher:



Rowing the Eternal Sea

  • Filename: rowing-the-eternal-sea.
  • ISBN: 0742500217
  • Release Date: 2001-01-01
  • Number of pages: 195
  • Author: Keibō Ōiwa
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield



In this compelling oral history, Ogata Masato, fisherman and Minamata disease sufferer, tells of the devastation of methyl mercury poisoning. Spanning fifty years, his story describes the impact of industrial pollution on his own life, on his extended family, and on the fishing culture of the Shiranui Sea. A one-time leader of Minamata disease patients seeking certification and compensation, Masato breaks away to follow his personal path to redemption. Masato's story, larger than any one man or one incident, raises questions we must all consider as beneficiaries of modern industry and technology.

This is my Life

  • Filename: this-is-my-life.
  • ISBN: 9781291441284
  • Release Date:
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Peter Lee
  • Publisher: Lulu.com



History of Sea Power

  • Filename: history-of-sea-power.
  • ISBN: 9783845710365
  • Release Date: 2012-12-19
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: William Stevens
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand



In diesem Werk erläutert William Stevens, der Professor an der U.S. Naval Acadamy war, als erster ausführlich die Entwicklung und die große Einflussnahme der Seemächte seit ihren Anfängen bis 1920.

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