Over and Under the Snow

Author: Kate Messner

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452123985

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 1160


Over the snow, the world is hushed and white. But under the snow exists a secret kingdom of squirrels and snow hares, bears and bullfrogs, and many other animals that live through the winter safe and warm, awake and busy, under the snow. Discover the wonder and activity that lies beneath winter s snowy landscape in this magical book.

The Children's Christmas Story MEGAPACK®

36 Yuletide Tales

Author: Hans Christian Andersen,Charles Dickens

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1479428574

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 672

View: 2653


This book is a compilation of several other works, pulled together under the umbrella title of The Childen's Christmas Story MEGAPACK®. It includes the complete text of "The Children’s Book of Christmas Stories," selected and edited by Asa Don Dickinson and Ada M. Skinner (originally published in 1913) to which we have added "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus," by L Frank Baum (originally published in 1902), and the poems "'Twas The Night Before Christmas," by Clement C. Moore (originally published in 1823 under the title "A Visit from St. Nicholas." Plus -- as much for parents as children -- an amusing sequel, "The Night After Christmas," which was published anonymously. Included are: INTRODUCTION, by John Gregory Betancourt CHRISTMAS AT FEZZIWIG'S WAREHOUSE, by Charles Dickens THE FIR-TREE, by Hans Christian Andersen THE CHRISTMAS MASQUERADE, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman THE SHEPHERDS AND THE ANGELS, Adapted from the Bible THE TELLTALE TILE, by Olive Thorne Miller LITTLE GIRL'S CHRISTMAS, by Winnifred E. Lincoln A CHRISTMAS MATINEE, by Mrs. M.A.L. Lane TOINETTE AND THE ELVES, by Susan Coolidge THE VOYAGE OF THE WEE RED CAP, by Ruth Sawyer Durand A STORY OF THE CHRIST-CHILD, by Elizabeth Harkison JIMMY SCARECROW'S CHRISTMAS, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman WHY THE CHIMES RANG, by Raymond McAlden THE BIRDS' CHRISTMAS, by F. E. Mann THE LITTLE SISTER'S VACATION, by Winifred M. Kirkland LITTLE WOLFF'S WOODEN SHOES, by Francois Coppee CHRISTMAS IN THE ALLEY, by Olive Thorne Miller A CHRISTMAS STAR, by Katherine Pyle THE QUEEREST CHRISTMAS, by Grace Margaret Gallaher OLD FATHER CHRISTMAS, by J.H. Ewing A CHRISTMAS CAROL, by Charles Dickens HOW CHRISTMAS CAME TO THE SANTA MARIA FLATS, by Elia W. Peattie THE LEGEND OF BABOUSCKA, by Anonymous CHRISTMAS IN THE BARN, by F. Arnstein THE PHILANTHROPIST'S CHRISTMAS, by James Weber Linn THE FIRST CHRISTMAS-TREE, by Lucy Wheelock THE FIRST NEW ENGLAND CHRISTMAS, by G. L. Stone and M. G. Fickett THE CRATCHITS' CHRISTMAS DINNER, by Charles Dickens CHRISTMAS IN SEVENTEEN SEVENTY-SIX, by Anne Hollingsworth Wharton CHRISTMAS UNDER THE SNOW, by Olive Thorne Miller MR. BLUFF'S EXPERIENCES OF HOLIDAYS, by Oliver Bell Bunce MASTER SANDY'S SNAPDRAGON, by Eldridge S. Brooks A CHRISTMAS FAIRY, by John Strange Winter THE GREATEST OF THESE, by Joseph Mills Hanson LITTLE GRETCHEN AND THE WOODEN SHOE, by Elizabeth Harrison CHRISTMAS ON BIG RATTLE, by Theodore Goodridge Roberts THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS, by L Frank Baum 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, by Clement C. Moore THE NIGHT AFTER CHRISTMAS, by Anonymous If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see more of the 300+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!

Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere

Author: Marco Tedesco

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111836886X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

View: 1851


The cryosphere, that region of the world where water istemporarily or permanently frozen, plays a crucial role on ourplanet. Recent developments in remote sensing techniques, and theacquisition of new data sets, have resulted in significant advancesin our understanding of all components of the cryosphere and itsprocesses. This book, based on contributions from 40 leading experts,offers a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the methods,techniques and recent advances in applications of remote sensing ofthe cryosphere. Examples of the topics covered include: • snow extent, depth, grain-size and impurities • surface and subsurface melting • glaciers • accumulation over the Greenland and Antarctica icesheets • ice thickness and velocities • gravimetric measurements from space • sea, lake and river ice • frozen ground and permafrost • fieldwork activities • recent and future cryosphere-oriented missions andexperiments All figures are in color and provide an excellent visualaccompaniment to the technical and scientific aspect of thebook. Readership: Senior undergraduates, Masters and PhDStudents, PostDocs and Researchers in cryosphere science and remotesensing. Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere is the significant firstvolume in the new Cryosphere Science Series. This newseries comprises volumes that are at the cutting edge of newresearch, or provide focussed interdisciplinary reviews of keyaspects of the science.

The Pontiff and the Prophet Volume Ii

The City and the Wilderness

Author: David Francis Mahoney

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469184087

Category: Fiction

Page: 717

View: 5854


The second volume of The Pontiff and The Prophet trilogy (The City and The Wilderness) tells the story of Antonlonello (the Prophet), his escape through the northern wilderness of Norumbega, his capture, and death in the levels of Quebec. It also depicts the various aspects of life lived in the theocratic world Utopia of a far distant future. It portrays the outlawed prophetic movement called the Ekklessia, life in the slum city of Sordesium, and it tells the story of the second and third generations of Prophet followers. The novel concludes with the story of Victor Dutton and Olivia Preager in the great domed cities of Boston, Quebec, and Rome. Dutton is suspected of conspiracy in the death of the Prophet. An investigation follows that reaches into the highest levels of the Pontifi cal Utopia. A number of central characters populate this utopian trilogy - among the most important being the mysterious fi gure of Mecox. The story refl ects the internal struggles and early evolution of multiple Christianities, and the slow emergence of orthodoxy.

Brothers A Tale of Two Cats

Volume 2 The Mouse Hunt

Author: Dawinklez Unlimited

Publisher: Dawinklez Unlimited


Category: Fiction

Page: 13

View: 933


This short story is about Dawinkles coming across a mouse that had snuck in to the house looking for food since the weather outside was cold and snowy. Once Dawinkles sees the mouse the chase is on and leads him throughout the house and into the basement eventually leading both Dawinkles and Rocks outside. Rocks and Dawinkles both end up coming into situations of disaster and danger while trying to catch the mouse that is no longer seeking food but now shelter from the cats hunting him


Author: William Nicholson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 178087622X

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 5564


'You come from a long line of mistakes,' Guy Caulder tells his daughter Alice. 'My mother married the wrong man. Her mother did the same.' At the end of a love affair, Alice journeys to Normandy to meet Guy's mother, the grandmother she has never known. She tells her that there was one true love story in the family. In the summer of 1942, Kitty is an ATS driver stationed in Sussex. She meets Ed, a Royal Marine commando, and Larry, a liaison officer with Combined Ops. She falls instantly in love with Ed, who falls in love with her. So does Larry. Mountbatten mounts a raid on the beaches at Dieppe. One of the worst disasters of the war, it sealed the fates of both Larry and Ed, and its repercussions will echo through the generations to come.

Bush Basics

A Common Sense Guide to Backwoods Adventure

Author: Glen Stedham

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 9781551430980

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 182

View: 9442


Both seasoned and novice hikers can learn from the book Bush Basics. It is a good source of sound advise when in the wilderness. Backwoods travel is growing in popularity and it is essential that everyone be aware of how to survive in the wilderness. Bush Basics deals with proper clothing, how to read maps, compasses and use navigational aids. Chapter 8 deals with what to do when lost in the wilderness and Chapter 14 talks about necessary gear. One complete section deals with bears and another with bugs. Before heading into the backwoods, read Bush Basics, then practice what is outlined in the book. It is your responsibility to know how to survive in the wilderness.

127 Hours

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Author: Aron Ralston

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1849835098

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 4043


On Sunday April 27, 2003, 27-year old Aron Ralston set off for a day's hiking in the Utah canyons. Dressed in a t-shirt and shorts, Ralston, a seasoned climber, figured he'd hike for a few hours and then head off to work. 40 miles from the nearest paved road, he found himself on top of an 800-pound boulder. As he slid down and off of the boulder it shifted, trapping his right hand against the canyon wall. No one knew where he was; he had little water; he wasn't dressed correctly; and the boulder wasn't going anywhere. He remained trapped for five days in the canyon: hypothermic at night, de-hydrated and hallucinating by day. Finally, he faced the most terrible decision of his life: braking the bones in his wrist by snapping them against the boulder, he hacked through the skin, and finally succeeded in amputating his right hand and wrist. The ordeal, however, was only beginning. He still faced a 60-foot rappell to freedom, and a walk of several hours back to his car - along the way, he miraculously met a family of hikers, and with his arms tourniqued, and blood-loss almost critical, they heard above them the whir of helicopter blades; just in time, Aron was rescued and rushed to hospital. Since that day, Aron has had a remarkable recovery. He is back out on the mountains, with an artificial limb; he speaks to select groups on his ordeal and rescue; and amazingly, he is upbeat, positive, and an inspiration to all who meet him. This is the account of those five days, of the years that led up to them, and where he goes from here. It is narrative non-fiction at its most compelling.

The Children from under the Ice and Santa’s Present

Author: Joy Emery

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456780234

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 9394


“Viridis 6000 dived from the sky and cut deep down through the icy waters at the North Pole and remained sub-merged in the Arctic Ocean covered with ice. The visitors were no strangers to earth...” The visitors had a mission to complete during their visit to Earth. Many years ago they had relocated animals to Earth because their own world called Viridis was dying. During the journey to Earth, an unknown virus had struck down most of the older members of the crew. However, the expedition had to continue on with the younger members including the children. They, with their unique animal communication skills, would help complete the mis-sion. Whilst monitoring the animals, they find them under attack from the Yapikus who had played a part in the eradication of many of the ani-mals on Viridis. It soon became apparent to Captain Genesis and his crew, the troubles that lay ahead for them. Testifying to the bonds between children and animals, this novel also highlights the real threat of animal extinction. The Children take us through extraordinary and breathtaking adventures as they pursue their mission to protect the animals whilst remaining undetected by the media and governments of Earth.

Stand and Face the Morning

Author: Helen S. Owens

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465330941

Category: Fiction

Page: 565

View: 6987


Stand and Face the Morning tells a robust, romantic story of the Musick and Lewis families of Colonial Virginia, who followed the migration down the Great Wagon Road into the backcountry of the Carolinas. The narrative follows them through the trials of hewing homesteads from the wilderness, wrestling with the choices of allegiance at the onset of the Revolutionary War, and struggling for survival as they are caught up in the bitter civil war which engulfs their homeland. The central figures are the patriarch Abram Musick and his wife Sarah, whose abiding love undergirds the family. Tormented eldest son Lewis carries within himself the wrongs and hurts he encounters. He joins brothers, cousins, and neighbors in the Patriot cause in his unholy quest for vengeance. Strong women characters walk beside their men and, through artistry and grace, produce families worthy of a new nation: Sarahs daughters Terrell and Sally, neighbor Saro Tweddy whose husband travels with Daniel Boone into Kentucky, and Annie McKinney whose eyes look ever toward the western lands. In the end, the families remain strong and loyal to one another. We are bound by ties of blood and by a love which will neer die. Together as family we shll face with hope whateer the morrow brings. Reviews Adventure and romance, joy and loss fill these pages as Owens lively story carries us along the rough trails of these wilderness roads. Sit and enjoy. - Jim Minick, author of Finding a Clear Path, Burning Heaven, and Her Secret Song. The American Revolution tears apart a frontier community in this gripping historical novel. When Abram and Sarah Musick lead their clanseven children with assorted servants, nephews and inlaws in towto White Oak Mountain on the western margins of North Carolina, they think theyve found paradise. In this region of virgin timber and rich bottomland, nature showers its bounty on them even when it almost kills them. (Well, I daresay the good thing is we shll have a haunch of bear with our huckleberry dumplings tomorrow. [sic]) Alas, the escalating quarrel between Britain and the colonies disrupts their bliss in their corner of the South, the revolution becomes a savage civil war pitting Patriots against Tories, Indians against whites, coastal planters and merchants against backwoods farmers and neighbor against neighbor. Abram wants to sit out the storm, but his sons, led by the brooding, impetuous Lewis, rally to the Patriot cause. Life doesnt stop just because theres a war onfarmers have to fit in stints of militia service around the cycle of planting and harvestingbut it grows increasingly desperate as Patriot settlers face raids by loyalist irregulars and their Cherokee allies. After his sweetheart is murdered by Tory marauders, Lewis leads his guerrilla band on a brutal campaign of vengeance as Sarah agonizes over the hardening of her sons heart. The authors limpid prose, steeped in the pious, musical language of the era, brings this absorbing narrative to life with well-observed period detail that encompasses everything from log-cabin building techniques to Sarahs herbal medicine. (Slippery-elm bark and fried onions, it seems, are great for gunshot wounds.) Owens brings readers the grit and trauma of the battlefield, but also the quieter rhythms of farming and trading, cooking and childcareand hoping anxiously for loved ones to return from peril. The result is an indelible portrait of a family struggling to hold together as the world turns upside down. A richly textured tale that registers epic events on the most intimate scale. Kirkus Discoveries, Nielsen Business Media, 770 Broadway, New York, NY 10003