Summer World

A Season of Bounty

Author: Bernd Heinrich

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006186787X

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 6672


“Bernd Heinrich is one of our greatest living naturalists in the tradition of Gerald Durrell….A national treasure.” —Los Angeles Times Summer World is an intimate, accessible, and eloquent illumination of animal survival in the Summer months from Bernd Heinrich, bestselling author of Winter World and “our latter-day Thoreau” (Publishers Weekly). Pulitzer Prize-winner Edmond O. Wilson (On Human Nature) calls Heinrich’s fascinating exploration and appreciation of the natural order a, “lovely book, meticulously etched and based on impassioned but exacting scientific research,” while the New York Times Book Review raves, “Animals come to life in gripping detail...and so does Heinrich…. The man is irrepressible.”

A Summer World

The Attempt to Build a Jewish Eden in the Catskills, from the Days of the Ghetto to the Rise and Decline of the Borscht Belt

Author: Stefan Kanfer

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374271800

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 748


The story of the attempt to build a Jewish Eden in the Catskills, from the days of the ghetto to the rise and decline of the great resorts.

The Last Summer of World War II

Author: Steve Tryk

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1681398443

Category: Fiction

Page: 102

View: 7324


The Last Summer of World II takes place May through August of 1945 in the small beach community of Dana Strand Village, a suburb of San Pedro, California. The story focuses around a young boy in his daily routine of protecting his small beach neighborhood. The war becomes personal after it takes away his father and causes his mother to become desolate and lose her good nature and stop smiling. With the help of Hank, a wise old veteran of the Old West, to guide him and teach him courage, and the faith of Sissy, a calf-roping country girl, to believe in him. The kid discovers he can end the war, but to do so, he will have to put his own life in peril; to him it will be worth it to see his mother smile again. But will it be enough to bring his father home? For the most part these characters and events actually did take place.

Summer's World

Author: Summer McKenzie

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781514776568


Page: 26

View: 9079


This book is about Summer whose mom died when she was two. Her dad was sent to prison a couple of years later. It explores her feelings of sadness from losing both of her parents. Through counseling, family support, and regular visits to see her dad, Summer is a happy little girl again.

Encyclopedia of International Games

Author: Daniel Bell

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476615276

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 603

View: 1260


The Olympic Games, revived in 1896, are the most well known international multisport gathering—but since 1896, hundreds of other competitions based on the Olympic Games model have been established whose histories have not been well documented. The Encyclopedia of International Games captures (in one alphabetical sequence) the histories of these games, many of them for the first time. The work includes major regional events such as the African, Asian, Arab, South Pacific, and Pan American Games; competitions such as the Indian Ocean Island Games, Arctic Winter Games, Island Games, and Games of the Small Countries of Europe; specific populations or professions such as the North American Indigenous Games, Maccabiah Games, World Military Games, World Police and Fire Games, and World Medical and Health Games; and Special Olympics, the Paralympics, games for the blind, and other regional games. Eight appendices, notes, bibliography, index.

Summer at World's End

Author: Monica Dickens

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1448202809

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 168

View: 2290


Tom, Carrie, Em and Michael are still living on their own at World's End. In between wondering where the next meal will come from, and trying to avoid interfering grown-ups, they are never short of fun and excitement. Carrie cannot stand to see an animal suffer, and when she plunges into another rescue operation, more perilous than any she has attempted before – putting her, and faithful dog Charlie, into terrible danger – things quickly spiral out of control. Desperately the children struggle to save Charlie from a dreadful fate; but it is a race against time. Summer at World's End is the second adventure in The World's End Series.

The Last Summer of the World: A Novel

Author: Emily Mitchell

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393247899

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4648


"Absorbing…Mitchell's novel [is] the real thing." —Boston Globe In the summer of 1918, with the Germans threatening Paris, Edward Steichen arrives in France to photograph the war for the American army. There, he finds a country filled with poignant memories for him: early artistic success, marriage, the birth of two daughters, and a love affair that divided his family. Told with elegance and transporting historical sensitivity, Emily Mitchell’s first novel captures the life of a great American artist caught in the reckoning of a painful past in a world beset by war. A Finalist for the New York Public Library's Young Lion's Fiction Award and named a Best Book of the Year by the Providence Journal, the Austin-American-Stateman, and the Madison Capital Times.

The Summer I Saved the World . . . in 65 Days

Author: Michele Weber Hurwitz

Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books

ISBN: 038537108X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

View: 6848


It's summertime, and thirteen-year-old Nina Ross is feeling kind of lost. Her beloved grandma died last year; her parents work all the time; her brother's busy; and her best friend is into clothes, makeup, and boys. While Nina doesn't know what "her thing" is yet, it's definitely not shopping and makeup. And it's not boys, either. Though . . . has Eli, the boy next door, always been so cute? This summer, Nina decides to change things. She hatches a plan. There are sixty-five days of summer. Every day, she'll anonymously do one small but remarkable good thing for someone in her neighborhood, and find out: does doing good actually make a difference? Along the way, she discovers that her neighborhood, and her family, are full of surprises and secrets. In this bighearted, sweetly romantic novel, things may not turn out exactly as Nina expects. They might be better. From the Hardcover edition.