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Secrets of the Savanna
  • Author : Mark Owens,Delia Owens
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2007-07-17
  • Category: Nature
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 9780547527154

Summary: "Vividly written...Their story is thrilling—the kind of tale that wild-animal lovers won't easily forget."—People In this riveting real-life adventure, Mark and Delia Owens tell the dramatic story of their last years in Africa, fighting to save elephants, villagers, and—in the end—themselves. The award-winning zoologists and pioneering conservationists describe their work in the remote and ruggedly beautiful Luangwa Valley, in northeastern Zambia. There they studied the mysteries of the elephant population’s recovery after poaching, discovering remarkable similarities between humans and elephants. A young elephant named Gift provided the clue to help them crack the animals’ secret of survival. A stirring portrait of life in Africa, Secrets of the Savanna is a remarkable record of the Owenses's unique passions.

Cry of the Kalahari
  • Author : Mark Owens,Delia Owens
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 341
  • ISBN Code: 9780395647806

Summary: This account of the author's seven-year stay in Africa's Kalahari wilderness covers their adventures of survival, their contact with curious and dangerous animals, and the establishment of their conservation research project

The Eye of the Elephant
  • Author : Delia Owens,Mark Owens
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release Date : 1993-10-29
  • Category: Travel
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 0547524668

Summary: An “exciting” true account of battling the elephant poachers of Zambia by the author of Where the Crawdads Sing and her fellow biologist (The Boston Globe). Intelligent, majestic, and loyal, with lifespans matching our own, elephants are among the greatest of the wonders gracing the African wilds. Yet, in the 1970s and 1980s, about a thousand of these captivating creatures were slaughtered in Zambia each year, killed for their valuable ivory tusks. When biologists Mark and Delia Owens, residing in Africa to study lions, found themselves in the middle of a poaching fray, they took the only side they morally could: that of the elephants. From the authors of Secrets of the Savanna, The Eye of the Elephant is “part adventure story, part wildlife tale,” recounting the Owens’s struggle to save these innocent animals from decimation, a journey not only to supply the natives with ways of supporting their villages, but also to cultivate support around the globe for the protection of elephants (The Boston Globe). Filled with daring exploits among disgruntled hunters, arduous labor on the African plains, and vivid depictions of various wildlife, this remarkable tale is at once an adventure story, a travelogue, a preservationist call to action, and a fascinating examination of both human and animal nature.

Delia and Mark Owens in Africa
  • Author : Delia Owens
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2020-05-19
  • Category: Travel
  • Pages : 960
  • ISBN Code: 035839421X

Summary: Delia Owens, author of the best-selling Where the Crawdads Sing, began her career writing riveting real-life adventure and wildlife tales with her husband, Mark Owens. Collected in a single volume for the first time, these three odysseys show how the Owenses’ “ingenuity, courage, and accomplishment are beyond exaggeration.” (People) Carrying little more than a change of clothes and a pair of binoculars, two young Americans, Delia and Mark Owens, caught a plane to Africa, bought a third-hand Land Rover, and drove deep into the Kalahari Desert. In this vast wilderness they met animals that had never seen humans before, and leopards, giraffes, and brown hyenas were regular visitors to their camp, all chronicled in Cry of the Kalahari. But the Kalahari is not Eden, and Mark and Delia were continually threatened by wildfires, drought, violent storms, and sometimes by the animals they studied and loved. They set off on another African odyssey in search of a new wilderness in The Eye of the Elephant. They land in a remote valley of Zambia, where the hippos swam in the river just below their tents, lions stalked the bush, and elephants wandered into camp to eat marula fruits. The peace, though, was soon shattered with gunfire, and Delia and Mark were inexorably drawn into a high-stakes struggle to save the wildlife. With Secrets of the Savanna, Delia and Mark tell the dramatic story of their last years in Africa, fighting to save elephants, villagers, and—in the end—themselves. The award-winning zoologists and pioneering conservationists describe their work in the remote and ruggedly beautiful Luangwa Valley, in northeastern Zambia.

Secrets of the Snake Charmer
  • Author : John C. Murphy
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2010-04-16
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN Code: 1450221270

Summary: Note that there is a companion website for this book and it can be seen at: Humans and snakes have an intimate and ancient relationship that often revolves around either love or hate. Snakes can be seen as gods, spiritual messengers, symbols of fertility, and guardians of resources in virtually all cultures. But to those that fear them, snakes are seen as venomous creatures that cannot be trusted. In Secrets of the Snake Charmer, John Murphy, a research associate of the Division of Amphibians and Reptiles in the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, provides an in-depth, twenty-first century look at snakes utilizing the published research of other herpetologists as well as his own personal experiences and speculations. Murphy covers a wide range of topics such as the adaptability of snakes, the ways in which evolution has tinkered with snakes during the last 160 million years, and the impact snakes have on the ecological communities they live in. While sharing ideas about the origin of snakes, rattlesnake rattles, and spitting in cobras, Murphy presents an innovative portrayal of snakes that proves they co-evolve with their prey, predators, and parasites in order to fulfill a significant and novel role in the web of life.

The Elephant's Secret Sense
  • Author : Caitlin O'Connell
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2008-09-01
  • Category: Nature
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 0226616746

Summary: From an internationally renowned field scientist comes this fascinating story of her unexpected discovery of a RsecretS new mode of elephant communication. This unforgettable journey takes readers into the wilds of Africa where naturalists do their difficult work in a troubled land.

Where the Crawdads Sing
  • Author : Delia Owens
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2018-11-08
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 1472154630

Summary: *The multi-million copy bestseller* Soon to be a major film A Number One New York Times Bestseller 'Painfully beautiful' New York Times 'Unforgettable . . . as engrossing as it is moving' Daily Mail 'A rare achievement' The Times 'I can't even express how much I love this book!' Reese Witherspoon ------------------------------------------------- For years, rumors of the 'Marsh Girl' have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens. ------------------------------------------------- '[It] will reach a huge audience though the writer's old-fashioned talents for compelling character, plotting and landscape description' The Guardian 'For sheer escapism pick up Where The Crawdads Sing . . . there is writing that takes your breath away' The Times 'All is not as it seems in this heartbreaking coming-of-age bestseller' The i newspaper

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  • Author : John Berendt
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-05-12
  • Category: True Crime
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 0307538370

Summary: Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative reads like a thoroughly engrossing novel, and yet it is a work of nonfiction. Berendt skillfully interweaves a hugely entertaining first-person account of life in this isolated remnant of the Old South with the unpredictable twists and turns of a landmark murder case. It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman's Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the "soul of pampered self-absorption"; the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight. These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a sublime and seductive reading experience. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city has become a modern classic.

Human Beginnings in South Africa
  • Author : H. J. Deacon,Janette Deacon
  • Publisher : New Africa Books
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Category: Archaeology
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN Code: 9780864864178

Summary: The Stone Age is now beginning to be recognised as vital in establishing who we are and where we have come from. This period has long been neglected.

Across the Savannah
  • Author : Libby Walden
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Category:
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 9781610678223

Summary: Journey across the hot savannah in this new pop-up title and discover nature's secrets while you explore each environment with rhymes, facts and beautiful artwork.

The Dry Forests and Woodlands of Africa
  • Author : Emmanuel N. Chidumayo,Davison J. Gumbo
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-09-23
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 1136531378

Summary: The dry forests and woodlands of Sub-Saharan Africa are major ecosystems, with a broad range of strong economic and cultural incentives for keeping them intact. However, few people are aware of their importance, compared to tropical rainforests, despite them being home to more than half of the continent's population. This unique book brings together scientific knowledge on this topic from East, West, and Southern Africa and describes the relationships between forests, woodlands, people and their livelihoods. Dry forest is defined as vegetation dominated by woody plants, primarily trees, the canopy of which covers more than 10 per cent of the ground surface, occurring in climates with a dry season of three months or more. This broad definition - wider than those used by many authors - incorporates vegetation types commonly termed woodland, shrubland, thicket, savanna, wooded grassland, as well as dry forest in its strict sense. The book provides a comparative analysis of management experiences from the different geographic regions, emphasizing the need to balance the utilization of dry forests and woodland products between current and future human needs. Further, the book explores the techniques and strategies that can be deployed to improve the management of African dry forests and woodlands for the benefit of all, but more importantly, the communities that live off these vegetation formations. Thus, the book lays a foundation for improving the management of dry forests and woodlands for the wide range of products and services they provide.

The Truth about Keeping Secrets
  • Author : Savannah Brown
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2020-04-07
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 1728209684

Summary: Sometimes it's safer for the truth to stay secret... Sydney's dad is the only psychiatrist for miles in their small Ohio town. He knows everybody's secrets. He is also dead. Grief-stricken Sydney can't understand why the police have no explanation for what happened the night of her dad's car crash. And when June Copeland, the homecoming queen whose life seems perfect, shows up at the funeral, Sydney's confusion grows. Sydney and June grow closer in the wake of the accident, but it's clear that not everyone is happy about their new friendship. What is picture-perfect June hiding? And does Sydney even want to know?

The Veldt
  • Author : Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher : Dramatic Publishing
  • Release Date : 1972
  • Category:
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN Code: 9781583420287

Summary: The advanced technology of a house first pleases then increasingly terrifies its occupants.

An Alaskan Christmas
  • Author : Belle Calhoune
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
  • Release Date : 2017-10-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN Code: 1489247971

Summary: Her Christmas match. After inheriting a gift shop in Love, Alaska, single mum Maggie Richards is ready for a new beginning – while her little boy is ready for a new daddy! But Maggie has no time for love – she wants to open the shop in time for Christmas, something she'll do with help from childhood friend Finn O'Rourke. Finn's on board to help Maggie – but not with the romance rumours that swirl around them like snow. Like Maggie, he's hiding too many secrets to ever wed. So why do Maggie and her little boy make him dream of finding an unusual gift under the tree – a ready–made family?

  • Author : Brittney Morris
  • Publisher : Simon Pulse
  • Release Date : 2019-09-24
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 1534445420

Summary: “Gripping and timely.” —People “The YA debut we’re most excited for this year.” —Entertainment Weekly “A book that knocks you off your feet while dropping the kind of knowledge that’ll keep you down for the count. Prepare to BE slain.” —Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin and Odd One Out Ready Player One meets The Hate U Give in this dynamite debut novel that follows a fierce teen game developer as she battles a real-life troll intent on ruining the Black Panther–inspired video game she created and the safe community it represents for Black gamers. By day, seventeen-year-old Kiera Johnson is an honors student, a math tutor, and one of the only Black kids at Jefferson Academy. But at home, she joins hundreds of thousands of Black gamers who duel worldwide as Nubian personas in the secret multiplayer online role-playing card game, SLAY. No one knows Kiera is the game developer, not her friends, her family, not even her boyfriend, Malcolm, who believes video games are partially responsible for the “downfall of the Black man.” But when a teen in Kansas City is murdered over a dispute in the SLAY world, news of the game reaches mainstream media, and SLAY is labeled a racist, exclusionist, violent hub for thugs and criminals. Even worse, an anonymous troll infiltrates the game, threatening to sue Kiera for “anti-white discrimination.” Driven to save the only world in which she can be herself, Kiera must preserve her secret identity and harness what it means to be unapologetically Black in a world intimidated by Blackness. But can she protect her game without losing herself in the process?

Beyond Global Warming
  • Author : Syukuro Manabe,Anthony J. Broccoli
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-14
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 0691058865

Summary: Syukuro Manabe is perhaps the leading pioneer of modern climate modeling. Beyond Global Warming is his compelling firsthand account of how the scientific community came to understand the human causes of climate change, and how numerical models using the world's most powerful computers have been instrumental to these vital discoveries. Joined here by atmospheric scientist Anthony Broccoli, Manabe shows how climate models have been used as virtual laboratories for examining the complex planetary interactions of atmosphere, ocean, and land. Manabe and Broccoli use these studies as the basis for a broader discussion of human-induced global warming--and what the future may hold for a warming planet. They tell the stories of early trailblazers such as Svante Arrhenius, the legendary Swedish scientist who created the first climate model of Earth more than a century ago, and provide rare insights into Manabe's own groundbreaking work over the past five decades. Expertly walking readers through key breakthroughs, they explain why increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide has caused temperatures to rise in the troposphere yet fall in the stratosphere, why the warming of the planet's surface differs by hemisphere, why drought is becoming more frequent in arid regions despite the global increase in precipitation, and much more.

Elephant Secret
  • Author : Eric Walters
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2018-08-28
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 1328476774

Summary: We Bought a Zoo meets Jurassic Park in a gripping story featuring the evergreen appeal of human-animal friendships and set in an elephant sanctuary, about a thirteen-year-old girl, a cast of elephants, and a surprising new arrival—a woolly mammoth. Sam was born and raised in an elephant sanctuary. When a beloved elephant dies giving birth, Sam develops a connection with baby Woolly—who isn't actually an elephant but was cloned from woolly mammoth DNA. And the billionaire genius behind the cloning experiment will stop at nothing to protect his investment. Smart, determined, and loving, Sam stands up to this powerful adversary to protect the sanctuary and her herd. In the best tradition of child-animal friendship stories, Elephant Secret explores the strong and complex bond between Sam and her elephants while offering a fascinating, authentic glimpse into elephant—and human—behavior.

Dreams of Savannah
  • Author : Roseanna M. White
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2020-12-22
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 1493430017

Summary: Cordelia Owens can weave a hopeful dream around anything and is well used to winning the hearts of everyone in Savannah with her whimsy. Even when she receives word that her sweetheart has been lost during a raid on a Yankee vessel, she clings to hope and comes up with many a romantic tale of his eventual homecoming to reassure his mother and sister. But Phineas Dunn finds nothing redemptive in the first horrors of war. Struggling for months to make it home alive, he returns to Savannah injured and cynical, and all too sure that he is not the hero Cordelia seems determined to make him. Matters of black and white don't seem so simple anymore to Phin, and despite her best efforts, Delia's smiles can't erase all the complications in his life. And when Fort Pulaski falls and the future wavers, they both must decide where the dreams of a new America will take them, and if they will go together.

Anthills of the Savannah
  • Author : Chinua Achebe
  • Publisher : Heinemann
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN Code: 9780435905385

Summary: Annotation Achebe writes of the old Africa and the new, tribal warfare and the war that goes on in people's hearts. His story takes place two years after a military coup in the mythical West African state of Kangan, and shows the transformation of a brilliant young.

Out of the Picture
  • Author : Tracy Gardner
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 1947892630

Summary: Join the Shepherd sisters in solving a mystery…before it’s too late! This artful cozy mystery is perfect for fans of Krista Davis and Joanne Fluke. Savanna Shepherd is a former art authenticator—someone who can tell a forgery from the real thing. She’s got a talent for spotting secrets hiding in plain sight. In the wake of a painful breakup, she moves back to her idyllic hometown on the banks of Lake Michigan. At least she’s close to her sisters again, and she’s enjoying her new job as a grade school art teacher. Savanna even rediscovers her creative soul when an old family friend hires her to paint a mural. But sad and strange incidents occur at the woman’s mansion, compelling Savanna to investigate. With a little help from her sisters—and from Aidan, the intriguing town doctor—will she be able to figure out what’s wrong with this picture? This intriguing cozy mystery includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Holy Yum Baked Chicken.

Secrets in a Small Town
  • Author : Nicole Stiling
  • Publisher : Bold Strokes Books Inc
  • Release Date : 2019-05-14
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 1635554357

Summary: Town manager Savannah Castillo has everything under control, just the way she likes it. But when she starts to receive unsolicited gifts and messages from a stranger, her life turns to chaos. Against her better judgment, Savannah accepts Deputy Chief Mackenzie Blake’s help in the investigation and is more than a little annoyed when Mackenzie suggests herself as a part-time, live-in bodyguard. Savannah isn’t Mackenzie’s favorite person. She’s rude and entitled, and she always has to have the last word. Always. But when she and her daughter Eliana need help, protecting them becomes more than just a job. Mackenzie’s mission is to find the person harassing them before they cause real harm. Savannah’s fleeting and incredibly sexy smiles don’t make the task any easier, and there’s no time for distractions. Not when someone waits in the shadows, watching and preparing to strike.

The Last Lions of Africa
  • Author : Anthony Ham
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Category: Nature
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN Code: 1760874965

Summary: 'Bravely pursued, acutely observed and elegantly told.' John Vaillant, author of The Tiger 'Urgent and important. This moving tale with a heroic cast of characters, leonine and human, is a must-read for anyone passionate about wildlife and wild places.' Tony Park, author of Last Survivor This is the riveting and illuminating story of Australian writer Anthony Ham's extraordinary journey into the world of lions. Haunted by the idea that they might disappear from the planet in our lifetime, he ventured deep into the African wilderness, speaking to local tribespeople and activists as well as to rangers, scientists and conservationists about why lions are close to extinction and what can be done to save them. In The Last Lions of Africa, we walk alongside Anthony as he reveals the latest extraordinary science surrounding the earth's dwindling lion populations and their often surprising relationship to mankind. As he uncovers heartbreaking and astonishing accounts of individual lions, prides and habitats, each chapter unfolds as both gripping campfire story and deeply researched exploration of larger mysteries in the natural world. Anthony's vivid storytelling weaves together natural history, ancient lore and multidisciplinary science to show us a world in which human populations are growing and wild lands are shrinking; where lions and indigenous peoples fight not for sovereignty over the land but for their very existence. In this gripping and crucial book, Anthony Ham brings Africa, its people and its endangered lions to magnificent life and shows the surprising ways those last lions might be saved.

Secret Savannah: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure
  • Author : Chris Berinato
  • Publisher : Reedy Press LLC
  • Release Date : 2019-10-01
  • Category: Travel
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 1681062291

Summary: Who is buried under the runway at Savannah Airport? Was “Jingle Bells” really written in Savannah, despite a distinct lack of snow to dash through? And what is the source of that peculiar echo on River Street? Find the answers to these and many more questions in Secret Savannah: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure. While it may be renowned for its majestic moss-draped oaks and historic architecture, there are many more things to discover in this beguiling coastal city. Did you know that Football Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath once tried to turn one of Savannah’s most remarkable homes into a nightclub? Or that Martin Luther King Jr. gave an early version of his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in Savannah before he delivered it at the Lincoln Memorial? Local author Christopher Berinato has scoured the fringes of greater Savannah to dig up some deep cuts of history, legends, and maybe even a few ghosts. Let his eye-opening guide astound you with fascinating tales of the most charming city in the South.

Sunset in Old Savannah
  • Author : Mary Ellis
  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Release Date : 2017-04-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 0736969179

Summary: In Savannah, Everyone Has Something to Hide When socialite Evelyn Doyle hires investigative partners and best friends Michael Preston and Elizabeth Kirby to do some routine surveillance on her wayward husband, the detective duo find themselves embroiled in a mystery that leaves them in this beautiful, historic city longer than they had expected. Evelyn's husband turns up dead, leaving her as the police chief's prime target. The investigation reveals a hodgepodge of potential murderers, including a scheming business partner, a resentful mistress, and a ne'er-do-well brother. It's up to Mike and Beth to follow the trail of secrets that reaches further than the branches of the moss-draped oaks of Savannah. As praise of the agency gets around town, business is growing for Price Investigations. When Mike and Beth hire Kaitlyn Webb, Savannah's newest transplant, their workload eases, but will the ghosts of her past threaten everyone's safety before a killer can be put behind bars? And can Mike and Beth find love as their friendship and faith are put to the test?

Here Is the African Savanna
  • Author : Tom Leonard
  • Publisher : Paw Prints
  • Release Date : 2009-06-23
  • Category:
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN Code: 9781442060692

Summary: An installment to the Here Is series takes young readers on a fascinating safari to the African savanna, where giraffes, lions, elephants, and other creatures reside, and illustrates the ecological community and hierarchy of the animals. Simultaneous.

Freedom Libraries
  • Author : Mike Selby
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2019-10-01
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN Code: 1538115549

Summary: This book delves into how Freedom Libraries were at the heart of the Civil Rights Movement, and the remarkable courage of the people who used them. As the Civil Rights Movement exploded across the United States, numerous libraries were desegregated on paper only, and there was another virtually unheard of struggle— the right to read.

Senior High Core Collection
  • Author : Raymond W. Barber,Patrice Bartell
  • Publisher : Hw Wilson Company
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 1456
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: - More than 6,500 books in the initial clothbound volume, plus more than 2,400 new titles in four annual supplements. - New coverage of biographies, art, sports, Islam and the Middle East, and cultural diversity. - Special focus on graphic novels, primary source materials, nonbook materials, and periodicals. - Analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.

How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets
  • Author : Garth Stein
  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Release Date : 2008-05-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 1569477108

Summary: A struggling musician suddenly finds himself father to a teenage boy, in this “compelling” novel by the author of The Art of Racing in the Rain (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). Fathers never forget seeing their kids for the first time. But Evan is greeting his son, Dean, fourteen years late. Dean’s mother ran off to another city long ago—and now that she’s passed away, Dean has arrived in Seattle. Evan becomes a single parent in an instant. Back in the day, he was lead guitarist for a hot band with a hit single. At thirty-one, he gets by as a guitar instructor to middle-aged guys, and does menial work in a music shop. He also struggles with his feelings about being viewed as a slacker by his heart-surgeon dad and his successful-lawyer brother—as well as with the epilepsy that could cause a seizure at any moment. Now, with Dean in the picture, some things are going to have to change—and both of them will have some growing up to do—in this “engrossing family drama” from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain and A Sudden Light (Publishers Weekly). Bonus content: Incudes a conversation between Garth and his editor, Bryan Devendorf, drummer for The National

One Kingdom
  • Author : Deborah Noyes
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN Code: 9780618499144

Summary: Offers a look at the strong relationship between man and animal in various cultures around the world throughout time--such as the revered cow in India and the worshipping of cats in Egypt--through an informative, factual narrative enhanced with black-and-white photos by the author.

Scandals in Savannah
  • Author : Harper Lin
  • Publisher : Harper Lin Books
  • Release Date : 2020-02-10
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Savannah, Georgia, 1922 Becky Mackenzie’s mother won’t stop setting her up with every Southern bachelor in town. But Becky’s too busy for love, even when she has two fine gentlemen chasing after her, to the chagrin of her spiteful cousin Fanny. When a secretive neighbor dies in a house fire, Becky snoops to find out whether it was really an accident—or a planned arson and murder. And why are sinister people—if they are even human—digging up the cemetery near her property? One thing’s for sure—black magic is involved, and it just might follow Becky home. Before this evil spreads to her loved ones, she must make the deal of the century before it destroys everyone and everything in town. Set in the Jazz Age of speakeasies and flappers in beautiful and gothic Savannah, Georgia, The Southern Sleuth series will charm your hats off. keywords: historical cozy mystery series ghost cozy funny mystery series 1920s novel paranormal cozy cosy series flapper mystery

Five Weeks in a Balloon
  • Author : Jules Verne
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-19
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: "Five Weeks in a Balloon" by Jules Verne. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Public Library Core Collection
  • Author : John Greenfieldt,Patrice Bartell
  • Publisher : Hw Wilson Company
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 1856
  • ISBN Code: 9780824210946

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Daughter of the Deep
  • Author : Lina C. Amarego
  • Publisher : Children of Lyr
  • Release Date : 2020-08-15
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN Code: 9781734826500

Summary: A wedding to end a war. It's been four years since the blood feud between the Branwens and Mathonwys started. Four years of sunken ships and loved ones lost, four years of wounds both seen and unseen. Keira Branwen is no stranger to duty. As the first mate of a legendary pirate ship, blessed by the sea-god Lyr, and heir apparent to her clan, she would sail to the Otherworld and back to keep her family safe. But when the Council threatens banishment for her people, Keira is faced with a choice; she must either marry her father's alleged killer, the sea-snake Ronan Mathonwy, or curse her family to the deep. But in the Seven Isles of the Deyrnas, secrets sleep just beneath the surface of the water. Her father's death is still shrouded in mystery, and Ronan-her childhood friend, the man she once loved - is hell-bent on proving his innocence. As enemies become friends and friends become suspects, Keira must wade through the waters of doubt to expose the truth, save her family, and restore her father's legacy. But Keira soon learns that there are ties thicker than blood, and there is more than one way to sacrifice a life.

Secrets of the Ancient Goddess
  • Author : Brenda Gates Smith
  • Publisher : Signet Book
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN Code: 9780451195470

Summary: Two prehistoric women, one a priestess taken captive by a gang of horsemen, the other a young mother banished from her tribe as a jinx, fight to regain their rightful place within the cult of the Great Goddess. Original.

Secrets of the Nest
  • Author : Joan Dunning
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
  • Release Date : 1996-01-04
  • Category: Nature
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN Code: 9780395718209

Summary: Writer-illustrator Joan Dunning's passionate interest in birds is evident in the vivid details of her jewel-like color plates and dozens of pen-and-ink illustrations. In the inviting style of The Loon, Dunning offers readers a peak inside the nest to observe the path of bird behavior and evolution.

Elephant Don
  • Author : Caitlin O'Connell
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2015-04-06
  • Category: Nature
  • Pages : 261
  • ISBN Code: 022610611X

Summary: Elephant male are often portrayed as aggressive loners, who shape the world around them by brute force. But they can also be gentle and playful giants, even empathic. "Uncertain Throne "brings Entourage from LA to Mushara, showing how the lives of male elephants is really one of time with a posse, entourages of mixed ages, with all of the social dynamics groups of men in other species experience. The story follows that of Greg, and a band of his friends, with days at the water hole, evenings spent defending turf, and searching out mates. "Uncertain Throne "is Greg's story, but it is every bit as much a story about O'Connell, who, like Jane Goodall and others who inspire her, has dedicated herself to learning about elephants, and in turn sharing what she has learned with those of us who aren't enamored of sleeping on elevated wooden platforms in Namibia that keep lions out of reach but are scalable by a wide array of other visitors--snakes included. "An Uncertain Throne "tracks Greg and his group of males for a decade, starting in 2004. In a series of short chapters, starting in the present but winding back through previous field seasons, O Connell narrates and aims to understand the vicissitudes of male friendship, power struggles, and play. She captures for readers the incredible repertoire of elephant behavior, communication included. Greg it at times a tyrant, and at others a benevolent dictator. And he possesses what it takes to stay at the top, even as the environment and landscape morph around him with the dynamics of wet and dry years. Life for male elephants is uncertain, and full of tragedy and triumph alike. And this gives us all a sense of what it's like to walk in their company."

Savannah Blues
  • Author : Mary Kay Andrews
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN Code: 006182738X

Summary: “Quirky, endearing characters make Savannah Blues one heck of a good time.” —Jennifer Crusie “Mary Kay Andrews has perfect pitch when it comes to endearing, smart-mouth heroines, and she has caught the languid looniness of the Low Country perfectly.” —Anne Rivers Siddons Meet Weezie (aka Eloise) Foley, a feisty antiques “picker,” banished by her spiteful ex-husband from the house she herself restored in Savannah’s historic district, who must come to terms with a life that has suddenly changed…and not, it, seems for the better. In Mary Kay Andrews’s delectable New York Times bestseller, Savannah Blues, readers will feel the sultry Georgia breezes and taste sea salt in the air, as they lose themselves in a wonderful, witty tale brimming with sass and peopled by a richly endearing cast of delightfully eccentric characters. Revenge is sweeter than sweet in Mary Kay’s capable hands, and readers of Fannie Flagg, Adriana Trigiani, Emily Giffin, Rebecca Wells, and Jill Conner Browne will definitely want to spend some quality time in Savannah.

Secrets of the Ancient Dead
  • Author : Tony Allan
  • Publisher : Watkins Pub Limited
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN Code: 9781844831005

Summary: Drawing on data gathered at thirty-five ancient burial sites in China and Europe, a fascinating peak inside the forensic, scientific, and archaeological secrets used to analyze the dead reveals the detective work that is often used to unearth evidence of past civilization.