Silent Summer

The State of Wildlife in Britain and Ireland

Author: Norman Maclean

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139788698

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

View: 1414


Over the past 20 years dramatic declines have taken place in UK insect populations. Eventually, such declines must have knock-on effects for other animals, especially high profile groups such as birds and mammals. This authoritative, yet accessible account details the current state of the wildlife in Britain and Ireland and offers an insight into the outlook for the future. Written by a team of the country's leading experts, it appraises the changes that have occurred in a wide range of wildlife species and their habitats and outlines urgent priorities for conservation. It includes chapters on each of the vertebrate and major invertebrate groups, with the insects covered in particular depth. Also considered are the factors that drive environmental change and the contribution at local and government level to national and international wildlife conservation. Essential reading for anyone who is interested in, and concerned about, UK wildlife.

The Silent Summer of Kyle McGinley

Author: Jan Andrews

Publisher: Yellow Dog

ISBN: 9781926531687

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 200

View: 7745


When no one listens, what's the point of talking?Kyle McGinley doesn't say a word. Fed up with being shuttled from one foster care home to another, he has stopped speaking. But at the home of Scott and Jill Wardman, with the help of a crow, and a swamp, and an excess of blank paint, he begins to think that maybe, just maybe, life could be better.As long as his frigging dad doesn't mess things up.

That Silent Summer

Author: Elaine Medline

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780590515108

Category: Emotions

Page: 169

View: 4021


Anna can see that her grand-niece Minnow's first summer on Birch Lake doesn't start out well. Minnow wonders why her mother has sent her to spend her vacation with her grandmother and her great aunt and uncle. Especially when her mother has never returned to the cabin since leaving it as a young woman. But the summer turns beautiful as Minnow comes to realize that the cabin is her home in the truest sense, and that the "geriatrics," her elderly relatives, are her closest friends. Minnow discovers three goals for the summer: to swim across the lake to Picnic Island, as her mother did every summer when she was a girl; to get Anna, who has been mute for decades, to speak; and, finally, to bring together her long estranged mother and grandmother. Elaine Medline's first novel, That Silent Summer is destined to become a cherished favourite. Friendships are forged in the magical setting, as even it has to adapt to time and change along with the characters. Through Anna's eyes, we trace the progress of Minnow from unhappiness to compassion, as we spend that poignant,lovely -- and sometimes silent -- summer on Birch Lake.

A Legacy of Love

Author: Donna Brady-Lawler

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438924291

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 8930


For those convinced that O.J. did murder two innocent people, this book could change your mind. Forensic evidence and simple logic will give you a whole new look at this amazing case.

The Beauty of Summer (A Christian Romance Novel)

Author: Louis N. Jones

Publisher: Dove Christian Publishers

ISBN: 0990397920

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4244


For an inspiring Christian fiction read, check out this insightful romance novel by author Louis N. Jones. Summer Maldonado is a gorgeous woman who has lived an enviable upper-middle class life as a drive-time jazz radio deejay and an executive at an upstart Richmond video production firm. Her boyfriend, Xavier, is the public relations manager at the local gas utility, one of Summer's contracts. He is handsome, well-paid, charismatic and debonair. Summer thinks she has found the perfect man, until he suddenly breaks up with her and starts dating her sexy and immoral co-worker. Summer is distraught, confused and devastated. In response, she sets her eye on reclaiming her man, only to send her life into further turmoil when he gives her mixed signals about his affections for her, and when she tries desperately to rekindle the loving and wonderful moments they once had. He is the type of man many women would die for. And Summer just might. From Brazil, to Atlanta, Georgia, to Richmond, Virginia, to Martha's Vineyard, The Breauty of Summer follows Summer on a harrowing yet inspirational and crucial journey for romance and intimacy.


Author: Constance Danielle Ringgold

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 149901337X

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

View: 1515


Mia Latham never imagined that betrayal would be so bitter when she chose prominent Baptist Minister, Brian Abrams over loyalty. After five years in this loveless but convenient relationship, the accommodating beauty questions whether there is more to life than being a mother of three at the age of twenty-six, and the known mistress of this backsliding minister. Depleted by her situation, Mia realizes that submissiveness will never get her the possessions to which she feels entitled. Battling for a man’s love and attention would turn even the sweetest person into a cold-hearted bitch and that is proven when Mia tries to eliminate Brian’s wife and girlfriend. Fed up with sitting quietly by, as her life rapidly changes due to the countless exploits of Brian, Mia plots to regain control of what was taken from her. As secrets are buried and lies take on lives of their own, Mia will stop at nothing to keep her past from ruining her future.

Place, Ecology and the Sacred

The Moral Geography of Sustainable Communities

Author: Michael S. Northcott

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441115374

Category: Religion

Page: 248

View: 9377


People are born in one place. Traditionally humans move around more than other animals, but in modernity the global mobility of persons and the factors of production increasingly disrupts the sense of place that is an intrinsic part of the human experience of being on earth. Industrial development and fossil fuelled mobility negatively impact the sense of place and help to foster a culture of placelessness where buildings, fields and houses increasingly display a monotonous aesthetic. At the same time ecological habitats, and diverse communities of species are degraded. Romantic resistance to the industrial evisceration of place and ecological diversity involved the setting aside of scenic or sublime landscapes as wilderness areas or parks. However the implication of this project is that human dwelling and ecological sustainability are intrinsically at odds. In this collection of essays Michael Northcott argues that the sense of the sacred which emanates from local communities of faith sustained a 'parochial ecology' which, over the centuries, shaped communities that were more socially just and ecologically sustainable than the kinds of exchange relationships and settlement patterns fostered by a global and place-blind economy. Hence Christian communities in medieval Europe fostered the distributed use and intergenerational care of common resources, such as alpine meadows, forests or river catchments. But contemporary political economists neglect the role of boundaried places, and spatial limits, in the welfare of human and ecological communities. Northcott argues that place-based forms of community, dwelling and exchange – such as a local food economy – more closely resemble evolved commons governance arrangements, and facilitate the revival of a sense of neighbourhood, and of reconnection between persons and the ecological places in which they dwell.

Becoming My Mother’s Daughter

A Story of Survival and Renewal

Author: Erika Gottlieb

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554586917

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 188

View: 4931


Becoming My Mother’s Daughter: A Story of Survival and Renewal tells the story of three generations of a Jewish Hungarian family whose fate has been inextricably bound up with the turbulent history of Europe, from the First World War through the Holocaust and the communist takeover after World War II, to the family’s dramatic escape and emmigration to Canada. The emotional centre and narrative voice of the story belong to Eva, an artist, dreamer, and writer trying to work through her complex and deep relationship with her mother, whose portrait she cannot paint until she completes her journey through memory. The core of the book is Eva’s riveting recollection of the last months of World War II in Budapest, seen through a child’s eyes, and is reminiscent in its power of scenes in Joy Kogawa’s Obasan. Exploring the bond between generations of mothers and daughters, the book illustrates the struggle between the need for independence and the search for continuity, the significant impact of childhood on adult life, the reshaping of personality in immigration, the importance of dreams in making us face reality, and the redemptive power of memory. Illustrations by the author throughout the book, some in colour, enhance the story.

Cure for the Common Breakup

Author: Beth Kendrick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101635975

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 2353


Welcome to Black Dog Bay, a tiny seaside town in Delaware known as “the best place in America to bounce back from your breakup.” Home to the Better Off Bed-and-Breakfast, the Eat Your Heart Out bakery, and the Whinery bar, Black Dog Bay offers a haven for the suddenly single. Flight attendant Summer Benson lives by two rules: Don’t stay with the same man for too long and never stay in one place. She’s about to break rule number one by considering accepting her boyfriend’s proposal—then disaster strikes and her world is shattered in an instant. Summer heads to Black Dog Bay, where the locals welcome her. Even Hattie Huntington, the town’s oldest, richest, and meanest resident, likes her enough to give her a job. Then there’s Dutch Jansen, the rugged, stoic mayor, who’s the opposite of her type. She probably shouldn’t be kissing him. She definitely shouldn’t be falling in love. After a lifetime of globe-trotting, Summer has finally found a home. But Hattie has old scores to settle and a hidden agenda for her newest employee. Summer finds herself faced with an impossible choice: Leave Black Dog Bay behind forever, or stay with the ones she loves and cost them everything....

The Son

Author: Jo Nesbo

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144816110X

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 2591


OVER 33 MILLION BOOKS SOLD WORLDWIDE SONNY’S ON THE RUN Sonny is a model prisoner. He listens to the confessions of other inmates, and absolves them of their sins. HE’S BEEN LIED TO HIS WHOLE LIFE But then one prisoner’s confession changes everything. He knows something about Sonny’s disgraced father. SONNY WANTS REVENGE He needs to break out of prison and make those responsible pay for their crimes. WHATEVER THE COST