Wild Island

  • Filename: wild-island.
  • ISBN: 9781952534850
  • Release Date: 2016-08-24
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Jennifer Livett
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin

'My name is Harriet Adair, and forty years ago on that ship I was Jane Eyre's companion. That voyage also brought me friendship with another intrepid Jane: Lady Franklin. Her husband, Sir John, the Arctic Lion, was Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemen's Land during the six turbulent years when Jane Eyre and Edward Rochester had good reason to be closely interested in the island.' Harriet Adair has come to Van Diemen's Land with Mrs Anna Rochester, who is recovering from years of imprisonment in the attic of 'Thornfield Hall'. Sent to the colony by Jane and Rochester, they are searching for the truth about Anna's past, trying to unearth long-buried secrets. Captain Charles O'Hara Booth, Commandant of Port Arthur Penal Settlement, fears some secrets of his own will be discovered when Sir John Franklin replaces Colonel Arthur as Governor. Franklin and his wife Jane arrive in Hobart Town to find the colony is run by a clique of Arthur's former army officers who have no intention of relinquishing their power. This dazzling modern recreation of a nineteenth century novel ingeniously entwines Jane Eyre's iconic love story with Sir John Franklin's great tale of exploration and empire. A brilliant and historically accurate depiction of Van Diemen's Land society in the 1800s, as well as a vivid portrayal of the human cost of colonisation, Wild Island shows us that fiction and history are not so different after all. Each story, whether it be truth or fiction, is shaped by its teller.

The Adirondacks

  • Filename: the-adirondacks.
  • ISBN: 0801869536
  • Release Date: 2002-07-10
  • Number of pages: 198
  • Author: Gary Randorf
  • Publisher: JHU Press

A comprehensive natural history of the Adirondack Park cites its role as a first private-public partnership in the U.S. dedicated to a wilderness protection and profiles its blend of public wildlands, commercial forests, farms, mines, private parks, prisons, scattered homes and villages, and people. Original.

Seekers Return to the Wild 1 Island of Shadows

  • Filename: seekers-return-to-the-wild-1-island-of-shadows.
  • ISBN: 0061996343
  • Release Date: 2012-02-07
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Erin Hunter
  • Publisher: HarperCollins

The journey home begins. . . . Toklo, Kallik, and Lusa survived the perilous mission that brought them together, and now it’s time for them to find their way home. Kallik and Lusa are ready to be among their own kinds again, but Toklo, devastated by the loss of their companion Ujurak, feels hopeless and afraid of what’s to come. When the group reaches a shadowy island covered in mountains and ice, Kallik is sure they’re almost back to the Frozen Sea. But a terrifying accident leads them into a maze of abandoned tunnels, unlike anything they’ve ever seen before—making them question their path once again. The bears grow desperate for a sign to guide them, and when they meet a cub who has lost his whole family, Toklo believes the cub has been sent by Ujurak. But the others are unsure. Can they trust their new companion? Or could he be hiding something that will endanger them all?

Fight the Wild Island

  • Filename: fight-the-wild-island.
  • ISBN: 0719543312
  • Release Date: 1986
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Ted Edwards
  • Publisher: John Murray

The story of Ted Edwards' 500-mile walk alone across Iceland. Includes information on the history of Iceland, its myths and legends, people and geography.

The Wild Robot

  • Filename: the-wild-robot.
  • ISBN: 9780316382014
  • Release Date: 2016-04-19
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Peter Brown
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

Can a robot survive in the wilderness? When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is--but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a fierce storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realizes that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island's unwelcoming animal inhabitants. As Roz slowly befriends the animals, the island starts to feel like home--until, one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her. From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide.

My Father s Dragon

  • Filename: my-father-s-dragon.
  • ISBN: 9780486782522
  • Release Date: 2013-11-26
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Author: Ruth Stiles Gannett
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation

Young Elmer voyages to Wild Island to rescue a captive dragon by outwitting hungry tigers, cranky crocodiles, and other fierce animals. This charmingly illustrated Newbery Honor Book has delighted generations of readers.


  • Filename: turvytops.
  • ISBN: 0957471742
  • Release Date: 2014
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Cecil Brasher
  • Publisher:

Written in rhyming verses, this book takes the reader on a wild ride through the strange island of Turvytops where everything is not quite right creatures are upside down or back-to-front, volcanoes spew water and mountains are made of ice cream. Here polar bears hate the cold, pandas are mean, cats fly around in flocks and sharks like to sunbath! These hilarious characters a nose-picking rhino, sock-wearing hippos and gerbils in glasses are brought to life by the genius of illustrator, Jim Medway. Written, designed and produced to appeal both parents and children, this new book will capture the imagination of every young child who looks upon its colourful and imaginative pages.

Papua New Guinea

  • Filename: papua-new-guinea.
  • ISBN: 0709084498
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 189
  • Author: Howard M. Beck
  • Publisher: Robert Hale Limited

In this book, the earthy narrative introduces the reader to a rugged land of 10,000 colourful tribes, a weird and wonderful bestiary and an adventurous author whose culinary bent finds him dining on python, rat, bat, parrot and insect pupae. .Adventures see Howard one moment standing on the country's highest mountains, the next exploring the mysterious world beneath the jungle in search of the planet's deepest cave. His travels will have the reader warming to tales of archery contests with wild tribesmen, the discovery of macabre burial sites, sorcery in the dead of night and of being invited to live with a tribe in the land of Laughing Death, where the deceased are exhumed and eaten as a mark of respect. -- Publisher details.

Wild Man Island

  • Filename: wild-man-island.
  • ISBN: 0061963720
  • Release Date: 2009-10-13
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Will Hobbs
  • Publisher: Harper Collins

Andy is in a world of trouble. On the last day of a sea kayaking trip in southeast Alaska, fourteen-year-old Andy Galloway paddles away from his group to visit the nearby site where his archaeologist father died trying to solve the mystery of the first Americans. A sudden, violent storm blows Andy's kayak off course and washes him ashore on Admiralty Island, an immense wilderness known as the Fortress of the Bears. Struggling to survive, Andy encounters a dog running with wolves and then a man toting a stone-tipped spear. The wild man vanishes into the forest, but the dog reappears and leads Andy to a cave filled with Stone Age tools and weapons. Running for his life, Andy retreats deep into the cave, where danger, suspense, and discovery await.

Island of the Blue Dolphins

  • Filename: island-of-the-blue-dolphins.
  • ISBN: 9780547488899
  • Release Date: 2010-02-08
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Scott O'Dell
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Far off the coast of California looms a harsh rock known as the island of San Nicholas. Dolphins flash in the blue waters around it, sea otter play in the vast kep beds, and sea elephants loll on the stony beaches. Here, in the early 1800s, according to history, an Indian girl spent eighteen years alone, and this beautifully written novel is her story. It is a romantic adventure filled with drama and heartache, for not only was mere subsistence on so desolate a spot a near miracle, but Karana had to contend with the ferocious pack of wild dogs that had killed her younger brother, constantly guard against the Aleutian sea otter hunters, and maintain a precarious food supply. More than this, it is an adventure of the spirit that will haunt the reader long after the book has been put down. Karana's quiet courage, her Indian self-reliance and acceptance of fate, transform what to many would have been a devastating ordeal into an uplifting experience. From loneliness and terror come strength and serenity in this Newbery Medal-winning classic. In celebration of the book's 50th anniversary, this edition has an introduction by Lois Lowry, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Giver and Number the Stars.

Protecting the Wild

  • Filename: protecting-the-wild.
  • ISBN: 9781610915519
  • Release Date: 2015-02-19
  • Number of pages: 392
  • Author: George Wuerthner
  • Publisher: Island Press

Protected natural areas have historically been the primary tool of conservationists to conserve land and wildlife. These parks and reserves are set apart to forever remain in contrast to those places where human activities, technologies, and developments prevail. But even as the biodiversity crisis accelerates, a growing number of voices are suggesting that protected areas are passé. Conservation, they argue, should instead focus on lands managed for human use—working landscapes—and abandon the goal of preventing human-caused extinctions in favor of maintaining ecosystem services to support people. If such arguments take hold, we risk losing support for the unique qualities and values of wild, undeveloped nature. Protecting the Wild offers a spirited argument for the robust protection of the natural world. In it, experts from five continents reaffirm that parks, wilderness areas, and other reserves are an indispensable—albeit insufficient—means to sustain species, subspecies, key habitats, ecological processes, and evolutionary potential. Using case studies from around the globe, they present evidence that terrestrial and marine protected areas are crucial for biodiversity and human well-being alike, vital to countering anthropogenic extinctions and climate change. A companion volume to Keeping the Wild: Against the Domestication of Earth, Protecting the Wild provides a necessary addition to the conversation about the future of conservation in the so-called Anthropocene, one that will be useful for academics, policymakers, and conservation practitioners at all levels, from local land trusts to international NGOs.

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