Live from Beach City

Live from Beach City Author Cartoon Network Books
ISBN-10 9780843183498
Release 2016-02-09
Pages 96
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Steven may have inherited his Gem powers from his mother, Rose Quartz, but there's no doubt that his love of music comes from his father, the on and only Mr. Universe. Now you can sing and play all of Steven's favorite tunes--and learn to write some of your own! Each song includes a breakdown of the vocal melody, chords, and lyrics, plus fun activities and exercises to help you flex your songwriting muscles. It doesn't matter if you're a rookie like Steven or a seasoned rocker like Greg Universe--the music is whatever you make it!



Live from Beach City

Live from Beach City Author Cartoon Network Books
ISBN-10 0843183497
Release 2016-02-09
Pages 96
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All the hits from Season 1 of Steven Universe! Steven Universe may have inherited his magical abilities from his mother, Rose Quartz, but there's no doubt that his love of music comes from his father, Greg Universe. Now, fans can learn to sing and play all of Steven's favorite songs--from the tunes he learns on his ukulele, to his father's guitar hits, as well as original songs sung by each of the Crystal Gems. This music book also gives kids the tools and inspiration they need to write their own songs!



The Beach

The Beach Author Alex Garland
ISBN-10 9780141941448
Release 2007-07-05
Pages 448
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A 20th anniversary edition of this million copy bestseller, with a new introduction by John Niven: a classic story of paradise found - and lost. Richard lands in East Asia in search of an earthly utopia. In Thailand, he is given a map promising an unknown island, a secluded beach - and a new way of life. What Richard finds when he gets there is breathtaking: more extraordinary, more frightening than his wildest dreams. But how long can paradise survive here on Earth? And what lengths will Richard go to in order to save it?



On the Beach

On the Beach Author Nevil Shute
ISBN-10 9781551998626
Release 2015-09-01
Pages 210
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A classic work of post-apocalyptic fiction, and a haunting look at the capacity of humankind for self-destruction. On the Beach is set in the wake of World War III; the world has been rendered almost completely uninhabitable due to Nuclear Fallout, with the only liveable areas, located in the southern part of the planet, on a short clock as air currents threaten to eventually spread the fallout over the entire planet. When Austrlia receives a morse code message from the Seattle area, they dispatch one of the last nuclear submarines in hopes of finding survivors. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.



City

City Author Clifford D. Simak
ISBN-10 9780575105249
Release 2016-03-03
Pages 256
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On a far future Earth, mankind's achievements are immense: artificially intelligent robots, genetically uplifted animals, interplanetary travel, genetic modification of the human form itself. But nothing comes without a cost. Humanity is tired, its vigour all but gone. Society is breaking down into smaller communities, dispersing into the countryside and abandoning the great cities of the world. As the human race dwindles and declines, which of its great creations will inherit the Earth? And which will claim the stars?



The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon Author Trey Parker
ISBN-10 0062234943
Release 2012-11-06
Pages 224
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Hello. I would like to share with you the most amazing book. In celebration of the making of The Book of Mormon, the authors, production team, and entire original cast recount their experiences as they grew their show from the initial idea to opening night on Broadway. With the complete book and lyrics annotated by the full creative team and cast, along with more than 700 photographs and illustrations, they share the journey that began one night in a Manhattan bar and culminated seven years later in the achievement that is The Book of Mormon.



Retreat from a Rising Sea

Retreat from a Rising Sea Author Orrin H. Pilkey
ISBN-10 9780231541800
Release 2016-05-24
Pages 208
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With its 28-foot storm surge and 174 mph winds, 2005’s Hurricane Katrina was responsible for nearly 2,000 deaths and more than $100 billion in damage. The event was only a preview of what will soon hit coastal communities as climate change increases the power of storms that can lay waste to critical infrastructure, such as water-treatment and energy facilities, and create vast, irreversible pollution by decimating landfills and toxic-waste sites. This big-picture, policy-oriented book explains in gripping terms what rising oceans will do to coastal cities and the drastic actions we need to take now to remove vulnerable populations. The authors detail specific threats faced by Miami, New Orleans, New York, and Amsterdam. Aware of the overwhelming social, political, and economic challenges that would accompany effective action, they consider the burden to the taxpayer and the logistics of moving landmarks and infrastructure, including toxic-waste sites. They also show readers the alternative: thousands of environmental refugees, with no legitimate means to regain what they have lost. The authors conclude with effective approaches for addressing climate-change denialism and powerful arguments for changing U.S. federal coastal-management policies.



Steven Universe Too Cool for School OGN

Steven Universe  Too Cool for School OGN Author Ian Jones-Quartey
ISBN-10 9781613984420
Release 2016-02-10
Pages 160
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What¡¯s to Love: Cartoon Network¡¯s hit series Steven Universe has given us a serious case of the feels over and over again. Jeremy Sorese and Coleman Engle have done a fantastic job with the ongoing series, and now they¡¯re teaming up with supervising director Ian Jones-Quartey to tackle the first-ever Steven Universe original graphic novel that reads like an extended episode! What It Is: Schoolboy Steven, activate! Steven finds himself enrolled in Connie¡¯s school after a show-and-tell lesson goes awry...and things just get crazier from there! Steven is having a hard time fitting in with normal school and Connie just wants to graduate with good grades and a clean record, but when gem and homework collide, who knows what will happen. This is a lesson you don¡¯t want to miss!



Blue Urbanism

Blue Urbanism Author Timothy Beatley
ISBN-10 9781610915649
Release 2014-07-08
Pages 214
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What would it mean to live in cities designed to foster feelings of connectedness to the ocean? As coastal cities begin planning for climate change and rising sea levels, author Timothy Beatley sees opportunities for rethinking the relationship between urban development and the ocean. Modern society is more dependent upon ocean resources than people are commonly aware of—from oil and gas extraction to wind energy, to the vast amounts of fish harvested globally, to medicinal compounds derived from sea creatures, and more. In Blue Urbanism, Beatley argues that, given all we've gained from the sea, city policies, plans, and daily urban life should acknowledge and support a healthy ocean environment. The book explores issues ranging from urban design and land use, to resource extraction and renewable energy, to educating urbanites about the wonders of marine life. Chapters delve into topics like the emerging practices of “community supported fisheries” and aquaponics, incentives for increasing use of wind and tidal energy as renewable options to oil and gas extraction that damages ocean life, and how the shipping industry is becoming more "green." Additionally, urban citizens, Beatley explains, have many opportunities to interact meaningfully with the ocean, from beach cleanups to helping scientists gather data. Ultimately, he explains that we must create a culture of "ocean literacy" using a variety of approaches, from building design and art installations that draw inspiration from marine forms, to encouraging citizen volunteerism related to oceans, to city-sponsored research, and support for new laws that protect marine health. Equal parts inspiration and practical advice for urban planners, ocean activists, and policymakers, Blue Urbanism offers a comprehensive look at the challenges and great potential for urban areas to integrate ocean health into their policy and planning goals.



The Battle for Room 314

The Battle for Room 314 Author Ed Boland
ISBN-10 9781455560608
Release 2016-02-09
Pages 256
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THE BATTLE FOR ROOM 314 In a fit of idealism, Ed Boland left a twenty-year career as a non-profit executive to teach in a tough New York City public high school. But his hopes quickly collided headlong with the appalling reality of his students' lives and a hobbled education system unable to help them: Freddy runs a drug ring for his incarcerated brother; Nee-cole is homeschooled on the subway by her brilliant homeless mother; and Byron's Ivy League dream is dashed because he is undocumented. In the end, Boland isn't hoisted on his students' shoulders and no one passes AP anything. This is no urban fairy tale of at-risk kids saved by a Hollywood hero, but a searing indictment of schools that claim to be progressive but still fail their students. Told with compassion, humor, and a keen eye, Boland's story is sure to ignite debate about the future of American education and attempts to reform it.



Beach Music

Beach Music Author Pat Conroy
ISBN-10 9781448153954
Release 2012-08-31
Pages 784
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With the spectacular worldwide success of his unforgettable novel The Prince of Tides, Pat Conroy established himself as a major international writer. He is known for his anguished and painfully honest insights into families and the human heart. He now returns with Beach Music, a story which tells of a family haunted by dark memories that reach back into the unutterable terrors of the Holocaust. Jack McCall, an American living in Rome with his young daughter, is trying to find peace after the recent trauma of his wife's suicide. But his solitude is disturbed by the appearance of his sister-in-law, who begs him to return home, and of two school friends, who want his help in tracking down another classmate who went underground as a Vietman protester and never resurfaced. These requests launch Jack on a journey that encompasses the past and the present in both Europe and the American South: a quest that leads him to shocking and ultimately liberating truths.



Guide to the Crystal Gems

Guide to the Crystal Gems Author Rebecca McCarthy
ISBN-10 9780843183160
Release 2015-10-06
Pages 96
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Introducing the Crystal Gems from Steven Universe! The Crystal Gems--Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl--are three of the toughest heroes on earth. They are also mentors to Steven Universe, a gem/human hybrid boy whose mother was a great Gem leader. This guide, told from Steven's point-of-view and written by the show's very own creator, Rebecca Sugar, is packed with facts about the Crystal Gems' powers, abilities, and origins, It also includes original art and a special introduction from Rebecca Sugar. This book is a must-have for any Steven Universe fan!



Dying to Live in Palm Beach

Dying to Live in Palm Beach Author Jane Grossman
ISBN-10 1612186920
Release 2013
Pages 216
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For a group of eight close-knit widows living in Palm Beach, life is for celebrating. Spending their time on lavish shopping trips, playing bridge, and exchanging witty barbs over glasses of wine about who might be looking for a new husband, these friends enjoy the good life. That is, until one of them takes the celebration a bit too far. It all started innocently enough: picking up someone else's credit card by mistake, making a few charges, and hoping Bunny Boardman wouldn't notice. And then doing it again the next week, reasoning away any lingering moral concerns. But when Bunny does notice, things turn grave fast. The police chalk up the ensuing deaths to natural causes, but the inimitable Flossy Kane suspects it's not that simple—and that they're all in danger. Oxygen tank in tow and with the help of her home health aide, Frances, Flossy is determined to prove the police wrong (and save her own life) in this lighthearted whodunit.



Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 Author Ray Bradbury
ISBN-10 0871293102
Release 1967
Pages 158
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Montag is a fireman who is employed to burn books and set fire to any house where books are found. He succumbs to the temptation to read but when he is discovered a nightmare hunt begins.



The Pearl

The Pearl Author John Steinbeck
ISBN-10 9780141962832
Release 2011-03-03
Pages 128
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Kino is a desperately poor Mexican-pearl diver. But when he finds 'The Pearl of the World' he believes that his life will be magically transformed. Obsessed by his dreams, Kino is blind to the greed, fear and even violence the pearl arouses in his neighbours - and himself. A haunting and timeless tale of wealth and the evil it can bring.



Surf Shack

Surf Shack Author Nina Freudenberger
ISBN-10 9780451496065
Release 2017-04-11
Pages 272
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"Cabin porn goes coastal in Nina Freudenberger’s Surf Shack” [Vanity Fair], and here are bungalows, trailers, cabins, and beach homes where surfers retreat after a day on the waves. Peek inside the homes of longtime enthusiasts and dedicated newcomers that reflect not just a sport or passion, but also a way of life. Blake and Heather Mycoskie of TOMS, hotelier Sean MacPherson, Gypset author Julia Chaplin, and others have set up their spaces to embrace a casual ease and be the break between the waves. With vibrant photographs of design details and bright beaches—from Malibu to the Rockaways, from Japan to Australia—this book captures the soulful milieu of a lifestyle we all aspire to. "Surfers are a breed onto themselves and their homes . . . Nina Freudenberger has taken a good look at not only a number of these vastly different abodes but also a quick glimpse into the particular and even peculiar lives that are lived there. Because after all, to a surfer at least, surfing is the only life." –Gerry Lopez, renowned surfer, innovator, and author of Surf is Where You Find It



The Light Between Oceans

The Light Between Oceans Author M. L. Stedman
ISBN-10 9781476705026
Release 2012-07-31
Pages 352
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AFTER FOUR HARROWING YEARS ON THE WESTERN Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby. Tom, who keeps meticulous records and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel insists the baby is a “gift from God,” and against Tom’s judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them.