The Highest Tide

  • Filename: the-highest-tide.
  • ISBN: 9781408820964
  • Release Date: 2010-12-15
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Jim Lynch
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

One unforgettable night, thirteen-year-old Miles goes to the flats near his home in search of shellfish, only to discover something startling and remarkable: a giant squid. Instantly he becomes a local celebrity and is pursued by TV crews urging him to explain the phenomenon. His psychic friend Florence predicts that even more astonishing discoveries are to come, indicators of the highest tide in fifty years. Yet Miles worries more about matters closer to home: will his passion for his ex-babysitter Angie go unrequited? Will his arguing parents divorce? Is everything, even the bay, shifting from him?

The Highest Tide

  • Filename: the-highest-tide.
  • ISBN: 9781582346298
  • Release Date: 2006-04-04
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Jim Lynch
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Over the course of a single summer, thirteen-year-old Miles O'Malley, a young boy with a fascination for the sea, copes with the trials of growing up, his infatuation with the girl next door, bickering parents, and his fear that his life and his beloved Puget Sound are slipping away from him. A first novel. Reprint.

The Highest Tide

  • Filename: the-highest-tide.
  • ISBN: 1596918489
  • Release Date: 2010-09-01
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Jim Lynch
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

One moonlit night, thirteen-year-old Miles O'Malley sneaks out of his house and goes exploring on the tidal flats of Puget Sound. When he discovers a rare giant squid, he instantly becomes a local phenomenon. But Miles is really just a kid on the verge of growing up, infatuated with the girl next door, worried that his parents will divorce and fearful that everything, even the bay he loves, is shifting away from him. "The fertile strangeness of marine tidal life becomes a subtly executed metaphor for the bewilderments of adolescence in this tender and authentic coming-of-age novel."-Publishers Weekly "As crisp and clean as a cool dip into the water, and just about as refreshing."-Entertainment Weekly "[A] graceful and inventive first novel."-The New York Times Book Review "Move over, Holden Caulfield; here's Miles. . . . An uncommon and uncommonly good coming-of-age novel." -Chicago Tribune

The Tide The Science and Stories Behind the Greatest Force on Earth

  • Filename: the-tide-the-science-and-stories-behind-the-greatest-force-on-earth.
  • ISBN: 9780393243109
  • Release Date: 2016-09-20
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Hugh Aldersey-Williams
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

A rich and sweeping exploration into the science and history behind the most mysterious, primal, and powerful force on earth: the tide. Half of the world’s population today lives in coastal regions lapped by tidal waters. But the tide rises and falls according to rules that are a mystery to almost all of us. In The Tide, celebrated science writer Hugh Aldersey-Williams weaves together centuries of scientific thinking with the literature and folklore the tide has inspired to explain the power and workings of this most remarkable force. Here is the epic story of the long search to understand the tide: from Aristotle, who is said to have drowned himself in his efforts to figure out the Greek tides, to the pioneering investigations into the role of the moon by Galileo and Newton, to the quest to understand and even control the tide in our own time. Throughout, Aldersey-Williams whisks the reader along on his travels in search of the most remarkable tidal phenomena. He visits the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, where the tides are the strongest in the world; arctic Norway, home of the raging tidal whirlpool known as the maelstrom; and Venice, to investigate efforts to defend the city against flooding caused by the famed acqua alta. Along the way, Aldersey-Williams delves into classic literary portrayals of the tide from Shakespeare to Dickens, Melville to Jules Verne. And he reveals the tidal truths behind the Homeric tale of Scylla and Charybdis, the biblical story of Moses parting the Red Sea, the conquests of Julius Caesar, the Boston Tea Party, and the D-Day landings in Normandy.

The Highest Tide

  • Filename: the-highest-tide.
  • ISBN: 1619227991
  • Release Date: 2015-06-09
  • Number of pages: 282
  • Author: Marian Perera
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing

One touch, and the tide isn't all that's rising. Eden, Book 4 When brothel health inspector Jason Remerley finds a uniformed woman waiting impatiently in the Velvet Court parlor, wanting to hire a man's services, he's struck by lightning. His intense, immediate attraction compels him to pretend his way into her arms. Enough silver, and most men forget about Captain Lera Vanze's half-burned face. She senses something off about the handsome, ill-dressed prostitute who sells himself so cheaply. But with his first touch, goose bumps turn to shivers of desire-right before the truth drives them in opposite directions. Her fury is still simmering when they face each other in a more "official" capacity. She's joined a warship to stop a terrorist only Jason can identify. Though trust is scarce, they're swept away in a tidal wave of murderous plots and an explosive attraction that could leave them marooned in an emotional-and very real-minefield. Warning: She knows how to wield her sword, he knows just how, when, and where to apply his...mind. Contains deception in a brothel, sex in a cave, a shark with a bad habit, and one very large wave.

Before the Wind

  • Filename: before-the-wind.
  • ISBN: 9780307958990
  • Release Date: 2016-04-19
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Jim Lynch
  • Publisher: Vintage

Following The Highest Tide, Border Songs, and Truth Like the Sun, Jim Lynch now gives us a grand and idiosyncratic family saga that will stand alongside Ken Kesey’s Sometimes a Great Notion. Joshua Johannssen has spent all of his life surrounded by sailboats. His grandfather designed them, his father built and raced them, his Einstein-obsessed mother knows why and how they work (or not). For Josh and his two siblings, their backyard was the Puget Sound and sailing their DNA. But both his sister and brother fled many years ago: Ruby to Africa and elsewhere to do good works on land, and Bernard to god-knows-where at sea, a fugitive and pirate. Suddenly thirty-one, Josh—who repairs boats of all kinds in a Steinbeckian marina south of Seattle—is pained and confused by whatever the hell went wrong with his volatile family. His parents are barely speaking, his mystified grandfather is drinking harder, and he himself—despite an endless and comic flurry of online dates—hasn’t even come close to finding a girlfriend. But when the Johannssens unexpectedly reunite for the most important race in these waters—all of them together on a classic vessel they made decades ago—they will be carried to destinies both individual and collective, and to a heart-shattering revelation. Past and present merge seamlessly and collide surprisingly as Jim Lynch reveals a family unlike any other, with the grace and humor and magic of a master storyteller. From the Hardcover edition.

Against the Tide

  • Filename: against-the-tide.
  • ISBN: 0231500114
  • Release Date: 2013-08-13
  • Number of pages: 296
  • Author: Cornelia Dean
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press

The science editor of the New York Times focuses on America's efforts to hold back the ocean, exploring the conflicting interests and short-sighted responses that characterize this often contentious issue. Reprint.

How I Saved My Father s Life and Ruined Everything Else

  • Filename: how-i-saved-my-father-s-life-and-ruined-everything-else.
  • ISBN: 9780545231688
  • Release Date: 2010-02-01
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Ann Hood
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Twelve-year-old Madeline believes she can perform miracles. And her biggest one to date is saving her father from an avalanche. But, unmiraculously, he divorces Madeline's mother after his recovery, writes a book about the avalanche, becomes a celebrity, and marries Ava Pomme, a renowned tart maker. When he leaves, Madeline is left with her mother, who is slowly coming undone; her hypochondriac little brother, who spends his days worrying about air-bag safety; a house that is falling apart around her; and no clue how to perform the miracle that will fix it all. Amidst ballet lessons, insufferable recipe experiments for her mother's Family magazine column, and a life-changing trip to Italy, Madeline learns the true meaning of faith and family in this moving novel by acclaimed author Ann Hood.


  • Filename: tides.
  • ISBN: 9781595348067
  • Release Date: 2017-01-16
  • Number of pages: 360
  • Author: Jonathan White
  • Publisher: Trinity University Press

In Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White takes readers across the globe to discover the science and spirit of ocean tides. In the Arctic, White shimmies under the ice with an Inuit elder to hunt for mussels in the dark cavities left behind at low tide; in China, he races the Silver Dragon, a twenty-five-foot tidal bore that crashes eighty miles up the Qiantang River; in France, he interviews the monks that live in the tide-wrapped monastery of Mont Saint-Michel; in Chile and Scotland, he investigates the growth of tidal power generation; and in Panama and Venice, he delves into how the threat of sea level rise is changing human culture—the very old and very new. Tides combines lyrical prose, colorful adventure travel, and provocative scientific inquiry into the elemental, mysterious paradox that keeps our planet’s waters in constant motion. Photographs, scientific figures, line drawings, and sixteen color photos dramatically illustrate this engaging, expert tour of the tides.

Spring Tide

  • Filename: spring-tide.
  • ISBN: 1843915154
  • Release Date: 2014
  • Number of pages: 474
  • Author: Cecilia Borjlind
  • Publisher:

While training to follow in her father's footsteps by joining the police force, Olivia Rèonning receives a challenge from her professor to pick a cold case and solve it, unknowingly putting herself in danger.

The Incredible Tide

  • Filename: the-incredible-tide.
  • ISBN: 9781497652491
  • Release Date: 2014-07-29
  • Number of pages: 159
  • Author: Alexander Key
  • Publisher: Open Road Media

A castaway on a rocky island is captured by a gang of evil men He was born Conan of Orme, but Orme is no more. When nuclear war causes the oceans to swallow up the Western world, Conan escapes by chance, washing up on a craggy, desolate isle. After years of privilege, island life is a hard adjustment, but he grows strong—learning to fish, to make fire, and to befriend the birds. On moonless nights, he screams into the darkness, tortured by a loneliness he cannot overcome. One day, a ship appears on the horizon, and Conan believes himself saved. But for this young survivor, trouble is just beginning. The ship belongs to the New Order, cruel rulers who are rebuilding Earth through brute force. They send their new slave to the cutthroat city of Industria, intending to break his spirit. But Conan finds power on the island, and with it, he will remake the world.

Rising Tide

  • Filename: rising-tide.
  • ISBN: 9781416563327
  • Release Date: 2007-09-17
  • Number of pages: 528
  • Author: John M. Barry
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

An American epic of science, politics, race, honor, high society, and the Mississippi River, Rising Tide tells the riveting and nearly forgotten story of the greatest natural disaster this country has ever known -- the Mississippi flood of 1927. The river inundated the homes of nearly one million people, helped elect Huey Long governor and made Herbert Hoover president, drove hundreds of thousands of blacks north, and transformed American society and politics forever. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award and the Lillian Smith Award.

Brown Tide Rising

  • Filename: brown-tide-rising.
  • ISBN: 0292777671
  • Release Date: 2002-06-15
  • Number of pages: 402
  • Author: Otto Santa Ana
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press

Since 1993, metaphorical language has permeated mainstream media reporting on the United States' growing Latino population. In this book, Otto Santa Ana argues that far from being mere figures of speech, such metaphors produce and sustain negative public perceptions of the Latino community and its place in American society, precluding the view that Latinos are vested with the same rights and privileges as other citizens. Applying the insights of cognitive metaphor theory to an extensive natural language data set drawn from hundreds of articles in the Los Angeles Times and other media, Santa Ana reveals how metaphorical language portrays Latinos as invaders, outsiders, burdens, parasites, diseases, animals, and weeds. He convincingly demonstrates that three anti-Latino referenda passed in California because of such imagery, particularly the infamous anti-immigrant measure, Proposition 187.

The Conquering Tide War in the Pacific Islands 1942 1944

  • Filename: the-conquering-tide-war-in-the-pacific-islands-1942-1944.
  • ISBN: 9780393248203
  • Release Date: 2015-09-21
  • Number of pages: 672
  • Author: Ian W. Toll
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

New York Times Bestseller The devastation of Pearl Harbor and the American victory at Midway were prelude to a greater challenge: rolling back the vast Japanese Pacific empire, island by island. This masterful history encompasses the heart of the Pacific War—the period between mid-1942 and mid-1944—when parallel Allied counteroffensives north and south of the equator washed over Japan's far-flung island empire like a "conquering tide," concluding with Japan's irreversible strategic defeat in the Marianas. It was the largest, bloodiest, most costly, most technically innovative and logistically complicated amphibious war in history, and it fostered bitter interservice rivalries, leaving wounds that even victory could not heal. Often overlooked, these are the years and fights that decided the Pacific War. Ian W. Toll's battle scenes—in the air, at sea, and in the jungles—are simply riveting. He also takes the reader into the wartime councils in Washington and Tokyo where politics and strategy often collided, and into the struggle to mobilize wartime production, which was the secret of Allied victory. Brilliantly researched, the narrative is propelled and colored by firsthand accounts—letters, diaries, debriefings, and memoirs—that are the raw material of the telling details, shrewd judgment, and penetrating insight of this magisterial history. This volume—continuing the "marvelously readable dramatic narrative" (San Francisco Chronicle) of Pacific Crucible—marks the second installment of the Pacific War Trilogy, which will stand as the first history of the entire Pacific War to be published in at least twenty-five years.

The Summer Dragon

  • Filename: the-summer-dragon.
  • ISBN: 9781101611449
  • Release Date: 2016-05-03
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Author: Todd Lockwood
  • Publisher: Penguin

The debut novel from the acclaimed illustrator--a high fantasy adventure featuring dragons and deadly politics. Maia and her family raise dragons for the political war machine. As she comes of age, she hopes for a dragon of her own to add to the stable of breeding parents. But the war goes badly, and the needs of the Dragonry dash her hopes. Her peaceful life is shattered when the Summer Dragon—one of the rare and mythical High Dragons—makes an appearance in her quiet valley. The Summer Dragon is an omen of change, but no one knows for certain what kind of change he augurs. Political factions vie to control the implied message, each to further their own agendas. And so Maia is swept into an adventure that pits her against the deathless Horrors—thralls of the enemy—and a faceless creature drawn from her fears. In her fight to preserve everything she knows and loves, she uncovers secrets that challenge her understanding of her world and of herself.

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