The Polar Express

  • Filename: the-polar-express.
  • ISBN: 9780547771281
  • Release Date: 2015-09-15
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Chris Van Allsburg
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt



1986 Caldecott Medal Winner A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical trip to the North Pole . . . Through dark forests, over tall mountains, and across a desert of ice, the Polar Express makes its way to the city atop the world, where the boy will make his Christmas wish. For millions of readers worldwide, this mysterious journey to the North Pole has become a beloved classic. In this 30th anniversary edition, the inimitable artistry of Chris Van Allsburg is revealed in a never-before-seen fashion, with a new jacket design and expanded interior layout. Includes an author’s note.

Truman

  • Filename: truman.
  • ISBN: 9780743260299
  • Release Date: 2003-08-20
  • Number of pages: 1120
  • Author: David McCullough
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



The Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Harry S. Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, told by America’s beloved and distinguished historian. The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters—Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Wallace Truman, George Marshall, Joe McCarthy, and Dean Acheson—and dramatic events. In this riveting biography, acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man—a more complex, informed, and determined man than ever before imagined—but also the turbulent times in which he rose, boldly, to meet unprecedented challenges. The last president to serve as a living link between the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries, Truman’s story spans the raw world of the Missouri frontier, World War I, the powerful Pendergast machine of Kansas City, the legendary Whistle-Stop Campaign of 1948, and the decisions to drop the atomic bomb, confront Stalin at Potsdam, send troops to Korea, and fire General MacArthur. Drawing on newly discovered archival material and extensive interviews with Truman’s own family, friends, and Washington colleagues, McCullough tells the deeply moving story of the seemingly ordinary “man from Missouri” who was perhaps the most courageous president in our history.

One Square Inch of Silence

  • Filename: one-square-inch-of-silence.
  • ISBN: 9781416559825
  • Release Date: 2009-03-31
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Gordon Hempton
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



In the visionary tradition of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, One Square Inch of Silence alerts us to beauty that we take for granted and sounds an urgent environmental alarm. Natural silence is our nation’s fastest-disappearing resource, warns Emmy-winning acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton, who has made it his mission to record and preserve it in all its variety—before these soul-soothing terrestrial soundscapes vanish completely in the ever-rising din of man-made noise. Recalling the great works on nature written by John Muir, John McPhee, and Peter Matthiessen, this beautifully written narrative, co-authored with John Grossmann, is also a quintessentially American story—a road trip across the continent from west to east in a 1964 VW bus. But no one has crossed America like this. Armed with his recording equipment and a decibel-measuring sound-level meter, Hempton bends an inquisitive and loving ear to the varied natural voices of the American landscape—bugling elk, trilling thrushes, and drumming, endangered prairie chickens. He is an equally patient and perceptive listener when talking with people he meets on his journey about the importance of quiet in their lives. By the time he reaches his destination, Washington, D.C., where he meets with federal officials to press his case for natural silence preservation, Hempton has produced a historic and unforgettable sonic record of America. With the incisiveness of Jack Kerouac’s observations on the road and the stirring wisdom of Robert Pirsig repairing an aging vehicle and his life, One Square Inch of Silence provides a moving call to action. More than simply a book, it is an actual place, too, located in one of America’s last naturally quiet places, in Olympic National Park in Washington State.

Backpacker

  • Filename: backpacker.
  • ISBN:
  • Release Date: 2007-09
  • Number of pages: 140
  • Author:
  • Publisher:



Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.

The Water and the Wild

  • Filename: the-water-and-the-wild.
  • ISBN: 9781452130569
  • Release Date: 2015-04-14
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: K.E. Ormsbee
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books



A green apple tree grows in the heart of Thirsby Square, and tangled up in its magical roots is the story of Lottie Fiske. For as long as Lottie can remember, the only people who seem to care about her are her best friend, Eliot, and the mysterious letter writer who sends her birthday gifts. But now strange things are happening on the island Lottie calls home, and Eliot's getting sicker, with a disease the doctors have given up trying to cure. Lottie is helpless, useless, powerless—until a door opens in the apple tree. Follow Lottie down through the roots to another world in pursuit of the impossible: a cure for the incurable, a use for the useless, and protection against the pain of loss.

King Charles III

  • Filename: king-charles-iii.
  • ISBN: 9780822232384
  • Release Date: 2016-05-16
  • Number of pages: 55
  • Author: Mike Bartlett
  • Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.



THE STORY: The Queen is dead: After a lifetime of waiting, the prince ascends the throne. A future of power. But how to rule? Mike Bartlett’s controversial play explores the people beneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of our democracy, and the conscience of Britain’s most famous family.

Atlas Obscura

  • Filename: atlas-obscura.
  • ISBN: 9780761169086
  • Release Date: 2016-09
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Joshua Foer
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing



A one-of-a-kind gift book celebrating the world's most wondrous and unusual places - from macabre museums to magical natural phenomena - in all corners of the globe.

Underwater Dogs Kids Edition

  • Filename: underwater-dogs-kids-edition.
  • ISBN: 9781472212535
  • Release Date: 2013-09-24
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Author: Seth Casteel
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



Dive right into this kids edition of Seth Casteel's amazing Underwater Dogs. With colorful photographs of the cutest canines chasing after their favourite toys and hilarious, joyful rhymes, this is a special treat for kids and adults alike.

The North Water

  • Filename: the-north-water.
  • ISBN: 9781471151279
  • Release Date: 2016-02-11
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Ian McGuire
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016 A NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN NOTABLE BOOK 2016 A ship sets sail with a killer on board . . . 1859. A man joins a whaling ship bound for the Arctic Circle. Having left the British Army with his reputation in tatters, Patrick Sumner has little option but to accept the position of ship's surgeon on this ill-fated voyage. But when, deep into the journey, a cabin boy is discovered brutally killed, Sumner finds himself forced to act. Soon he will face an evil even greater than he had encountered at the siege of Delhi, in the shape of Henry Drax: harpooner, murderer, monster . . . 'A tour de force' Hilary Mantel 'Riveting and darkly brilliant' Colm Tóibín

Mayakovsky s Revolver Poems

  • Filename: mayakovsky-s-revolver-poems.
  • ISBN: 9780393089523
  • Release Date: 2012-10-01
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Author: Matthew Dickman
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company



From a dazzling, award-winning young poet, a collection that paints life as a celebration in the dark. At the center of Mayakovsky’s Revolver is the suicide of Matthew Dickman’s older brother. “Known for poems of universality of feeling, expressive lyricism of reflection, and heartrending allure” (Major Jackson), Dickman is a powerful poet whose new collection explores how to persevere in the wake of grief. from “Mayakovsky’s Revolver” I keep thinking about the way blackberries will make the mouth of an eight year old look like he’s a ghost that’s been shot in the face. In the dark I can see my older brother walking through the tall brush of his brain. I can see him standing in the lobby of the hotel, alone, crying along with the ice machine.

Slow Flowers

  • Filename: slow-flowers.
  • ISBN: 0983272689
  • Release Date: 2013-02-01
  • Number of pages: 143
  • Author: Debra Prinzing
  • Publisher: St Lynns Press



Arranged by seasons, describes how to create fifty-two bouquets using only locally sources materials.

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