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I wonder why they occur in these cobbles — possibly they were nests where the worms collected.

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Worm burrows are scattered elsewhere in certain layers of rocks, but not as concentrated as they are in these cobbles. How can the rather unique set of holes in the bluff near the Point Arena Lighthouse be explained? These openings are up to 50 feet in diameter and up to 50 feet deep. These are located within a few feet of the bluff edge, but also appear to be developing as far as feet from the bluff edge.

The underlying bedrock in the area consists of a series of thin-bedded sandstones, siltstones, and shale belonging to the Point Arena member of the Monterey Formation of Miocene Age. They were deposited approximately 20 million years ago. These rocks have been folded, faulted, and uplifted above the ocean by movement of the Pacific Plate along the San Andreas Fault.

Since deposition in the Santa Barbara area in a deep ocean basin, this section of the plate has moved approximately miles northward to its present location. Ocean waves beat against the coastline and erode the least-resistant rocks, forming the current headlands, coves and islands. Numerous sea caves were carved out, especially in the Point Arena area. The sea caves commonly occur along small adjustment faults, or in intensely fractured areas.

Take the MEN You can walk south along the coast up to a mile leading to the old Coast Guard Station. The sea caves allow waves to erode and penetrate into weak areas with thick coverings of sand and gravel left as coastal terrace deposits. The resulting debris from the erosion is carried out of the caves by retreating waves. Once the cave has eroded the ceiling bedrock, exposing the overlying weak coastal terrace deposits, gravity causes the sand and gravel to fall into the caves.

Ocean waves quickly remove this material. Ultimately, the holes will be connected to the ocean as the roofs fall. Start about a half a mile from the parking area. The sea caves along the path are incredible. Offshore is a small island, Sea Lion Rocks, with a couple of good sea caves. The rock strata on the offshore island are nearly horizontal in contrast to the steeply dipping rocks onshore. Whether exploring a stretch of Highway 1 for a daytrip or getting out on foot for a weekend or more of hiking excursions, the drive will take you past a number of small towns and a range of restaurants and other dining options, as well as overnight accommodations from rustic campgrounds to well-appointed vacation house rentals, bed-and-breakfasts and motels.

As always with coastal excursions, err on the side of caution. Driving along the coast while sightseeing can be distracting, so please pull over in safe areas to take in the sights. On the coastal trails, beaches and cliffs, mind all warning signs, the changing tides and all weather or surf advisories. With that in mind, rock on. Thomas E. To learn more and see a roster of retailers and upcoming events, visit RiverBeachPress. Please enter the email address for your Disqus account to join the comments.

Daytripping to some of the coolest rock formations along the Sonoma-Mendocino Coast. Where faults converge. With more than one hundred and thirty never-before-seen poems and drawings completed by the cherished American artist and selected by his family from his archives, this collection will follow in the tradition and format of his acclaimed poetry classics.

Well researched and clearly written, the book discusses the course of the Civil War in terms of the development of new technology, from the ironclad and the submarine to the rapid-fire, repeating rifle and the use of railroads to carry troops and supplies. The many illustrations include captioned black-and-white reproductions of period prints, paintings, and photos as well as clearly labeled drawings. Sidebars comment on such topics as the mass production of armaments. A lengthy bibliography, a discussion of online resources, and source notes for quotes are appended. Readers whose knowledge of the Civil War comes from historical novels and battle-by-battle historical accounts will gain a fascinating perspective on why the war progressed as it did and how it was ultimately won.

Invites young naturalists to spot wildlife. Safety tips are provided and interesting activities are sugested. Color illustrations enhance the presentation. This time, though, the stories are not playful, fractured versions of old rhymes and tales; they are new shivery tales to read together.

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The clear words with gorgeously gruesome, comic-style pictures tell of wild action and monster characters as lurid as they come—ghouls, ogres, zombies, skeletons, phantoms—all of them readers. In one double-page spread, the ghost and the mouse living together in a house are enemies, scared of each other, until they make up and read together. Hazel Rochman. Notes on habitat and what to look for markings and listen for songs, calls will help birders confirm sightings. The taxonomic arrangement, covering from waterfowl to finches, is similar to many field guides, so it will be easy for novices to graduate from this title to more extensive guides.

The list of resources includes organizations, field guides, audio guides, periodicals, and, in a nod to the times, apps. A great title for both school and public libraries. Faust, Vermont Department of Libraries, Berlin. Yancey is more interested in examining how these world-shaking revelations affect characters who barely recognize what their lives have become. So it begins: What follows is the strange and fateful tale of a boy, a girl, and a ghost. Ghostly Jacob Grimm, of the famous Brothers, narrates this tale of Jeremy and Ginger and their near-tragic encounter with town baker Sten Blix, whose long-held grudges figure in the disappearance of several village children.

Unappreciated as a youngster, Blix has elevated revenge to a sweet art, and he holds Jeremy, Ginger, and an additional victim, Frank Bailey, in a hidden dungeon under the bakery, while Jacob desperately tries to tell parents and friends of the predicament. Reminiscent of Hansel and Gretel and rife with allusions to the Brothers Grimm tales, this is a masterful story of outcasts, the power of faith, and the triumph of good over evil.

There are moments of horror as there were in the Brothers Grimm original tales , but they are accomplished through the power of suggestion. Details aplenty about Jacob and his famous sibling make this a fiction connector to both fairy tales and Grimm biographies, too. In her new home, Ifemelu struggles to adapt and to survive financially. But she makes it through college, starts an acclaimed blog about race, and wins a fellowship to Princeton.

Soft-spoken and introverted, Obinze immigrates to London where he ekes out an uncertain existence before being deported. Back home, he becomes wealthy as a property developer. When Ifemelu returns to Nigeria, her old feelings for him are revived, and the pair find themselves in the grip of passion. Both are forced to make difficult decisions about the future. It succeeds—beautifully—on every level.

Luc, a French pastor, who is sentenced to the Auschwitz death camp for helping Jews, joins forces with Jacob, a Jewish man sent to the camp after his attempt to hijack a train bound for Auschwitz fails. Together they plan to escape to tell an unbelieving world about the Holocaust. Each year, her father, Nozias, feels the wrenching need to earn more money than poor Ville Rose can provide and to find someone to care for Claire. Gaelle Lavaud, a fabric shop owner, is a possible mother for the orphaned child, but she is haunted by her own tragic losses. Bernard, who longs to be a journalist and create a radio show that reflects the gang violence of his neighborhood, is caught in the violence himself.

Max Junior returns from Miami on a surreptitious mission to visit the girl he impregnated and left years ago and to remember an unrequited love. Louise George, the raspy voice behind a gossipy radio program, is having an affair with Max Senior, head of the local school, and teaches the ethereally beautiful Claire.

Their stories and their lives flow beautifully one into another, all rendered in the luminous prose for which Danticat is known. Mercy is mated to Adam, the Alpha of the Tri-Cities werewolves. Between visits to imprisoned prophet Gary Laughingdog, whose importance grows along with the story, Mercy must fend off Guayota, who has pyrotechnic abilities and frightening red-eyed attack dogs. Their heroic deeds have long been overshadowed by stories of their betrayal, which in turn have faded into myth.

The nation of Alethkar has been mired in a war to avenge the assassination of its king. The system of power used by the Radiant Knights is largely misunderstood and untapped, and yet an ancient evil stirs. LJ Xpress Online Review. Many a fortnight have passed since the destruction of the Death Star.

Young Luke Skywalker and his friends have taken refuge on the ice planet of Hoth, where the evil Darth Vader has hatched a cold-blooded plan to capture them. Kinsey opens the collection perched up high on the chimney top, working and observing his surroundings, and throughout the book, he never really gets down-he chronicles a people and a place and a time-and keeps the hard work of writing poetry hidden in the seeming effortless verse that is often funny and poignant, yet always sharp and clear.

In this new collection by a renowned Vermont poet, the setting is the same, but the voice rings true to the people and the land they inhabit, always respectful of the native peoples who came before and the awesome power of a glacier that carved a path in its wake. These poems evoke a fully realized view of the world the poet inhabits, an awareness of labor and its changing nature. The book moves through poem after glowing poem, evoking natural history, flora and fauna, with a place-based and focused attention. But the humans and the humanoid Parshendi are still fighting, although Brightlord Kholin is leading an army deep into enemy territory.

His sister, Jasnah, is with him, seeking a legendary lost city that her student, Shallan, believes may hold the key to victory. Far below the level of the high command, the rising young slave warrior, Kaladin, learns that the Parshendi have a counterstrategy in preparation, one that portends the destruction of the world unless he can become the founder of a new order of the legendary Knights Radiant.

Many readers will find Shallan and Kaladin the most absorbing of the major characters because they have the most to lose, but the characterization is on the whole as meticulous as the world-building. A very impressive continuation. Along comes Randle Kennedy, a marijuana grower. And young Tate is now working for him. If you took a gritty crime novel and a coming-of-age story and squashed them together, you might get something very close to this fine book.

After their New York home is bombed, police captain Daniel Sullivan packs wife Molly and young son Liam off to Paris to stay with friends. Her only clue to their whereabouts is a recent letter that mentions a pending introduction to the artist Reynold Bryce. But, quelle horreur, Bryce has just been murdered! All while finding trustworthy child care for her still-nursing son and getting up to speed on the Dreyfus affair.

Molly is a smart, feisty heroine who admirably defends her investigation to a very skeptical Surete. Instead, she is led down a path of lies, treachery, and confusion that threatens to undermine everything she has ever believed in. As she forges ahead in her determination to see the truth uncovered and justice served, Beret must deal with scandalized relatives who would love to see the situation entirely disappear, the ugliness so readily displayed by a so-called civilized society, and her own conflicting views and emotions.

In language spiced with musical interludes and raunchy French slang, Donoghue brings to teeming life the nasty, naughty side of this ethnically diverse metropolis, with its brothels, gaming halls, smallpox-infested boardinghouses, and rampant child abuse. Most of her seedy, damaged characters really lived, and she not only posits a clever solution to a historical crime that was never adequately solved but also crafts around Blanche and Jenny an engrossing and suspenseful tale about moral growth, unlikely friendship, and breaking free from the past.

Frank Malloy, into an awkward spot. While Malloy may be on track to follow this new career path in future installments, Thompson will have some work to do to make this scenario plausible. In , the ghosts of the past come back to haunt Cage—now the mayor of Natchez, Miss. His father, Dr. Tom Cage, who has been an institution in the city for decades, faces the prospect of being arrested for murder.

An African-American nurse, Viola Turner, who worked closely with Tom in the s and was in the end stages of cancer, has died, and her son, Lincoln, believes that she was eased into death by a lethal injection. Tom refuses to speak about what happened he admits only that he was treating Viola , which prevents Cage from using his leverage as mayor to head off charges.

The case may also be connected to the traumatic political assassinations of the decade. High school senior Amanda Martin is the games master for a group that includes her grandfather, Blake Jackson; a wheelchair-bound New Zealand boy with the online persona of a Gypsy girl named Esmeralda; and a year-old boy with a high IQ who calls himself Sherlock Holmes. Amanda persuades her cohorts to investigate real-life crimes in San Francisco, starting with the murder of Ed Staton, a school security guard.

Fortunately, the theme of tragedy—while nothing new—binds the book and lifts it above more conventional biographies. Throughout, vivid details of his search in blistering heat for holy sites both authentic and dubious anchor this complex, compelling spiritual testimony. His aim is to show how the material has penetrated all aspects of our lives books, stamps, money, blueprints, packaging, and so on. Each episodic chapter takes the author on visits to the people who paper our lives, from industrial titans to craftspeople rediscovering ancient modes of making paper to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at ground zero tasked with preserving a record of that single day.

VERDICT An unhurried book that will be enjoyed not only by bibliophiles, librarians, and archivists but by many readers engaged by the study of the past and present. Stewart Desmond, New York. It is a remarkably well-told story filled with villains, heroes, and events of the Gilded Age. Adding more heat to this intercity rivalry were brothers Henry Melville Whitney of Boston and William Collins Whitney of New York, who managed to push their own cities into successfully modernizing their transportation systems.

Boston emerged the victor on September 1, , with a system admittedly on a much smaller scale than initially envisioned. Most deserves credit for setting the historical record straight. VERDICT This felicitous tale of American ingenuity and perseverance serves as a useful reminder today of our past commitment to improving our infrastructures as we now face the challenge of stopping their deterioration.

Recommended for readers in American urban history and specialists in urban transportation. Meanwhile in Washington, D. When that mission is scrubbed, Robie and Reel end up attempting a dangerous incursion into North Korea to rescue a couple of prisoners from the notorious Bukchang labor camp, a move that results in North Korea deciding to retaliate against the U.

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In unsparing detail, Baldacci depicts the brutal conditions in the North Korean camp, in particular their impact on year-old Yie Chung-Cha, a prisoner groomed as a deadly assassin. Priest Literary Agency. In this funny and insightful story, the dreams of many a small-town, theater-loving boy are reflected in the starry eyes of eighth-grader Nate. When Nate hops a Greyhound bus to travel across Pennsylvania to try out for the Broadway-bound musical based on the movie E. In a voice that is frank, charming, and delightfully odd, Willow Chance narrates the strange and heartbreaking circumstances that lead her to find an offbeat, patchwork quilt of a family.

The book seems to include every plot on TVTropes. The story is simple: A father goes to the store to buy milk. He makes pirates look both dangerous and adorable. But once in a while, readers may wish that the author would stop throwing things. The best scene in the book is brief and quiet. The father asks a time-traveling stegosaurus where all the dinosaurs went. If you read only one book this year, a story with dancing dwarfs is always a wise choice. Born albino in a Tanzanian village, Habo suffers virulent prejudice for his pale skin, blue eyes, and yellow hair, even from his own family.

At 13, he runs away to the city of Dar-es-Salaam, where he thinks he will find more acceptance: there are even two albino members of the government there. He finds a home as an apprentice to a blind sculptor who knows Habo is a smart boy with a good heart, and he teaches Habo to carve wood. But Habo is being pursued by a poacher who wants to kill him and sell his body parts on the black market to superstitious buyers in search of luck.

Readers will be caught by the contemporary story of prejudice, both unspoken and violent, as tension builds to the climax. Just as moving is the bond the boy forges with his mentor, and the gripping daily events: Habo gets glasses for his weak eyes, discovers the library, and goes to school at last. The appended matter includes a Swahili glossary and suggestions for documentary videos. Lucy and her parents have no sooner moved to their new home, idyllically located on a New England lake, than her professional-photographer father is off on a work trip for the summer. As he leaves, Lucy learns from him about a photo contest for kids and decides to spend the summer working on winning it.

Lucy seems like a blandly average preteen character, but she comes into focus when she makes a concerted effort to help her elderly neighbor, whose awareness of the world around her is beginning to slip away with the onset of some kind of dementia, to see and enjoy what she loved in the past. The name of the town is no coincidence, for within its boundaries lies a secret zoo of mythical creatures operated by a direct descendant of Kubla Kahn. Logan and Zoe, along with their friend Blue, cleverly and secretly set out to track down the griffins and figure out who let them escape in the first place.

Full to bursting with animated fantasy creatures, such as a histrionic phoenix who erupts into flame whenever no one pays him enough attention and a pair of haughty, passive-aggressive unicorns, this silly, delightful story begs to be read aloud. Thanks to a cliff-hanger ending and a brand new mystery on the horizon, animal lovers will eagerly anticipate more Logan and Zoe adventures.

Booklist Online. This captivating fantasy has action, emotional depth, and lots of humor. Web-Exclusive Review. Leon Leyson grew up in Poland as the youngest of five children. Ohr, a 19th-century American potter largely unknown today and not especially successful in his own day. What makes a George E. S…The event is not depicted as dry, textbook history, but rather as a horrifying and shocking crime. Full- and double-page photographs of President Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald, and stills from the famous Zapruder film-which captured the assassination in real time-breathe emotion into the work.

This book is graphic with respect to both images and verbage. Swanson provides a compelling case for Oswald as a lone gunman, arguing against the various and popular conspiracy theories. He became an avid reader and yearned for the life of the adventurers he read about. From his early political career through the challenges of his presidency, this book chronicles how he became that fearless leader.

Rappaport breathes life into her subject in a way that is sure to spark the interest of the most reluctant reader. Concisely written and yet poetic, this is a first purchase for every library. As young people learn to weave, herd sheep, and meet the challenges of a rugged mile-high landscape, they experience the same frustrations and joys as any child. An intimate portrait of ancient Quechua customs and beliefs that have survived the forces of change for at least a thousand years. Starting with a riveting opening that puts readers into the shoes of a paratrooper on a training flight, this large-format book offers an informative introduction to the th Parachute Infantry Battalion.

Though WWII brought increased racial integration to the military, the pace was painfully slow. Instead, the Triple Nickles were sent to fight fires in remote areas of western states. Decades passed before the men were officially honored for service to their country.

Many well-chosen quotes enhance the text, while excellent black-and-white illustrations, mainly photos, document both the men of the th and the racial prejudice on the home front. This handsome volume documents the sometimes harrowing, often frustrating, and ultimately rewarding experiences of the Triple Nickles. Evocative and accessible, they make excellent prompts for classroom poetry exercises. In some spreads, the animals and people are drafted in thoughtful detail, while in others her line is loopy and spontaneous.

Dragonflies and crickets blink with flirtatious cartoon-character eyes in one scene, while fireflies and their haunting light are painted with meditative calm in another. Beach towels are striped in hot colors; fog in a city is rice paper glued over a collage of tall buildings.

Creatures like Velociraptor and Argentinosaurus are drawn side-by-side with living species, contextualizing their scale. Meanwhile, delightfully silly interactions among the creatures enliven the fun. Super stuff about super creatures, large and small. The verses flow naturally into one another. Short sections also introduce basic concepts that include shapes, colors, getting dressed, and methods of transportation.

Greenburger Associates. As darkness falls, they watch a light show at the Eiffel Tower, a fitting end to their day. Each double-page spread offers at least one new view of Paris, from a broad cityscape to a close-up of pastries in a shop window. Supplementing the journey story, notes in tiny type carry additional information. A stylized, highly simplified map of Paris appears on the front endpapers, while on the back, the same map is strewn with tickets, coins, souvenirs, and a brief index.

Pure pleasure for armchair travelers. Right from the start of this tender debut, readers can almost hear the clock winding down on Eleanor and Park. After a less than auspicious start, the pair quietly builds a relationship while riding the bus to school every day, wordlessly sharing comics and eventually music on the commute.

Meanwhile, Eleanor and her younger siblings live in poverty under the constant threat of Richie, their abusive and controlling stepfather, while their mother inexplicably caters to his whims. Park struggles with the realities of falling for the school outcast; in one of the more subtle explorations of race and the other in recent YA fiction, he clashes with his father over the definition of manhood. In rapidly alternating narrative voices, Eleanor and Park try to express their all-consuming love.

You make me feel like a cannibal, Eleanor says. The pure, fear-laced, yet steadily maturing relationship they develop is urgent, moving, and, of course, heartbreaking, too. Life on earth is bleak and sinister, thanks to failure to avert global warming and the oil crisis.

An orphan, Wade lives in the Stacks, a vast slum comprising trailers piled in precarious towers, but keeps to his hideout, where he attends school online, plays video games, and sends his avatar, Parzival, to visit with Aech, his only friend. Fanboys screenwriter Cline brings his geeky ardor for s pop culture to his first novel, an exuberantly realized, exciting, and sweet-natured cyberquest. Mind-twisting settings, nail-biting action, amusing banter, and unabashed sentiment make for a smart and charming Arthurian tale that will score high with gamers, fantasy and sf fans, and everyone else who loves stories of bumbling romance and unexpected valor.

And so Gerald continued to rage on. Though years of anger-management training and a boxing-gym regimen have helped him gain better control, his future still feels limited to jail or death. However, this is still a King novel, and the hallmarks of her strong work are there: magical realism, heightened emotion, and the steady, torturous, beautiful transition into self-assured inner peace.

For John Rain, it was the lessons of love, war, and betrayal he learned in Tokyo in Fresh from the killing fields of Southeast Asia, Rain works as a bagman under the watchful eye of his CIA handler, delivering cash to corrupt elements of the Japanese government. To survive, Rain strikes a desperate deal with his handler: take out a high-profile target in the Japanese government in exchange for the intel he needs to eliminate his would-be executioners. As Rain plays cat and mouse with the yakuza and struggles to learn his new role as contract killer, he also becomes entangled with Sayaka, a tough, beautiful ethnic Korean woman confined to a wheelchair.

Picquart immerses himself in the dark work and quickly discovers evidence of another soldier leaking information to the German attache. Cecilia Fitzpatrick lives to be perfect: a perfect marriage, three perfect daughters, and a perfectly organized life. Then she finds a letter from her husband, John-Paul, to be opened only in the event of his death.

She opens it anyway, and everything she believed is thrown into doubt. There she meets up with an old boyfriend, Connor Whitby, while enrolling Liam in St. Rachel Crowley, the school secretary, believes that Connor, St. Sarah, daughter of a wealthy South Carolina plantation owner, exhibits an independent spirit and strong belief in the equality of all.


Thwarted from her dreams of becoming a lawyer, she struggles throughout life to find an outlet for her convictions. Handful, a slave in the Grimke household, displays a sharp intellect and brave, rebellious disposition. She maintains a compliant exterior, while planning for a brighter future. While their pain and struggle cannot be equated, both women strive to be set free—Sarah from the bonds of patriarchy and Southern bigotry, and Handful from the inhuman bonds of slavery.

Kidd is a master storyteller, and, with smooth and graceful prose, she immerses the reader in the lives of these fascinating women as they navigate religion, family drama, slave revolts, and the abolitionist movement. Sister Giulia follows and bravely argues for their release. She returns with The outlaws keep 30, including smart, courageous Esther. Jane, an American writer and youngish widow, visits a friend in Kenya, sexy, generous Lana, and takes up with Harry, who is passionate about paragliding—a poetic and apt embodiment of the illusion of freedom: though you feel exhilarated in flight, you are at the mercy of forces beyond your control.

Jane is on her way to Uganda to speak with young women at a camp for traumatized children who escaped their enslavement to the psychotic rebels. Lana, Harry, a wealthy American businessman, and a French documentarian decide, cavalierly, to accompany her. As he prepares to begin his final year of residency, a former med school colleague and occasional lover, Paula Stonebrenner, invites George to attend a rollout of iDoc, a smartphone app that functions as an individualized primary-care physician, which uses sensors to continually monitor vital signs and provide instantaneous diagnosis and treatment.

The concept seems too good to be true, and that apprehension proves warranted when several test subjects of the app die unexpectedly, leading George to become obsessed with ascertaining the cause. The truth behind the deaths is both logical and surprising, and enables Cook to engage with serious medical ethics issues. That is exactly why Roarke bought it. The problem is the building has some real bones in it as well.

While breaking through an interior wall to kick off the renovation, Roarke discovers bones wrapped in plastic. Eventually, 12 bodies are found in the building. When Eve begins tracing the lives of each of the young girls who died there, she not only finds herself tracking a killer, but she also discovers a startling connection between the crimes and someone in her own life. Assuming the person of Professor Andrew Martin, a celebrated mathematician who has made a dangerous discovery, he sets coldly and calculatedly to work.

But there is a problem: though disgusted at first by humans, whom he regards as motivated only by violence and greed, he gradually comes to understand that humans are more complex than that, and, most dangerous to his mission, he discovers music, poetry, and. Becoming increasingly sympathetic to humans, he will ultimately do the unthinkable. Haig strikes exactly the right tone of bemusement, discovery, and wonder in creating what is ultimately a sweet-spirited celebration of humanity and the trials and triumphs of being human.

The result is a thought-provoking, compulsively readable delight. Is Cherie eliminating custody threats, or is someone else involved? This twenty-ninth entry reads like a straightforward thriller until the appropriately insane ending twist. The latest title is brilliant in its hopefulness, implying, as it does, that a person may only be a mere tweak away from beauty. But this artifact is a traditional way of conveying hate.

This is followed by a highly effective smear campaign. The other case Mma Ramotswe works on here concerns an heir to a great cattle farm who may actually be an imposter. Mma Ramotswe must track the truth alone because her assistant Mma Makutsi is absent no plot spoiler here. As usual, these novels are only a bit about actual mysteries. This latest is, especially, a tribute to enduring friendship. Unlike many careful Washington memoirists, Gates speaks his mind on a host of issues…[he] gives us his shrewd take on a range of foreign policy matters, an understanding of his mission to reform the incoherent spending and procurement policies of the Pentagon, and a tactile sense of what it was like to be defense secretary during two wars.

As they discuss what they will read while Mary Anne is treated for pancreatic cancer, they deepen their already strong relationship. With 21 years of book-publishing experience, Schwalbe quickly introduces the books themselves in one or two paragraphs. This touching and insightful memoir about the slow process of dying will appeal to readers of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Last Lecture but also to people who love delving into books and book discussions.

Like Mary Anne, who reads the ending first, you know how this book is going to end, but although it is a story about death, it is mostly a celebration of life and of the way books can enrich it. Shocking, sad, and occasionally bitter, this gracefully written account speaks candidly, yet with surprising affection, about parents and about the strength of family ties—for both good and ill. She reflects on her family, life on a Tennessee farm, literary discipline and inspiration, and her failed first marriage.

Packed with more color photographs and detailed color maps 80 than any other parks guidebook on the market, this handy, practical guide …. This guide helps travelers design custom trips depending on the time and interests they have. The parks are grouped region by region so that vacationers can plan trips to one or more central location. Each chapter is introduced by a map and a geographical profile, followed by the parks in alphabetical order.

Individual parks start with a portrait of the natural wonders available, their history, and the ecological setting and stresses they face. Full of useful and practical information. What give the book power is the perspective it provides, of a legal scholar who initially viewed climate change as an interesting topic for academic research, to a passionate advocate for tackling the greatest threat human civilization has yet faced. If you care about the future of our planet, read this book. The result is an important book full of love and loss. Will, an American advertising exec working for a French agency, accidentally wanders into Cold War intrigue because some people mistakenly think he works for a different sort of agency, the CIA.

Pitt, David. Brown Can Moo. Can You? Ordered to kill an old woman, Luke—an illegal third child hiding out as a member of the organization he seeks to overthrow— flees, sparking a revolt that carries him back to Population Police headquarters, where he discovers a plot that forces him to make a life- altering choice. Victoria unravels the mystery behind the titular home for children, which is run by the ageless Mrs.

Hair-raising adventures involving slimy hidden passageways, pinching swarms of cockroaches, mystery meat, and the wrath of cruel Mrs. Cavendish fill the pages. Book lovers will relish the lavish sprinkling of book titles and references while puzzle fans will enjoy figuring out the clues. A lighthearted parody of reality survival shows, the book reinvigorates the debate over the Dewey Decimal system and traditional library skills while celebrating teamwork, perseverance, and clever wits. After all, an impossibly huge and powerful giant is wreaking destruction across the Midwest as he strides toward New York City, which will soon be attacked by an army of Titans and assorted monsters bent on destroying Mount Olympus secret access point: the Empire State Building.

Percy and his demigod friends soon engage their enemies in an epic battle that will determine the fate of humanity as well as the gods. Lincoln resembles a doll with an oversized head as he strides through a first-person narrative that stretches the limits of credulity and usefulness. From childhood, Abe, bearded and sporting a stovepipe hat, loves to read, write and look out for animals.

When the Civil War begins, he calls it a struggle to end slavery. Not accurate. Arsenault signals the change by introducing the fragile green of new leaves into her monochromatic landscapes. Subordinate characters are lovingly drawn, and time and place references the McGarrigle Sisters, the Bay department store add piquancy. More than a few readers will recognize themselves in Helene and find comfort. Fantastic opening and closing notes make this the book for young train enthusiasts. An introduction provides the caveat that approximations differ depending on many factors in the life of the animal.

The text is matter-of-fact, and the colors of the mixed-media illustrations subdued, but they complement each other in tone. Thankfully, as part of the back matter, Schaefer adds detailed information about each animal and its life span, how she calculated the estimations she uses throughout the book, two animal math problems to solve, and more.

Fills a clever niche for both animal science and mathematics. Both have done graphic novels in the past; here, though, they use more of a hybrid style, alternating a more traditional picture-book layout with pages divided into panels and featuring speech bubbles. Owly is a delightfully sweet book.

To help her deal with this, her doctor sends her to a weekly support group where she meets Augustus Waters, a fellow cancer survivor, and the two fall in love. Both kids are preternaturally intelligent, and Hazel is fascinated with a novel about cancer called An Imperial Affliction. Most particularly, she longs to know what happened to its characters after an ambiguous ending. What happens when they meet him must be left to readers to discover.

Suffice it to say, it is significant. In the process, Green shows his readers what it is like to live with cancer, sometimes no more than a breath or a heartbeat away from death. But it is life that Green spiritedly celebrates here, even while acknowledging its pain. In its every aspect, this novel is a triumph…. A story with such moribund inevitability could easily become a one-note affair—or, worse, forgettable—but small, surgically precise cuts of humor and eeriness provide a crucial magnifying effect.

History The name of Chiddingfold "Chadynge's fold", "Chiddingefoulde", is derived from the Saxon, probably meaning the fold enclosure for animals "in the hollow". During the reign of Elizabeth I, there were no fewer than eleven glass works on the green. Chiddingfold broad sheet glass was used in some of the finest buildings in the land, including St Stephen's Chapel, Westminster, and St George's Chapel, Windsor.

Bonfire on the Green The Guy Fawkes festivities saw in the village policeman's house attacked by a mob — he was later transferred elsewhere — he may have set the fire early or failed to prevent it from bei. The cave is the subject of a number of local legends. A spring rising in the cave is recorded in the 13th century "Annals of Waverley Abbey" as "Ludewell"; other spellings through history include "Ludwell" and "Luddwelle".

A monk named Symon is credited with identifying the spring as a suitable water supply for Waverley Abbey in , after the original source had dried up. The cave has been naturally formed by the spring but may have been enlarged by the monks and was made into a grotto possibly during the eighteenth century and further enhanced by addition of an ironstone arched entrance, possibly during the reign of Queen Victoria. The cave was explored and. Farnham Maltings is a creative arts centre in the heart of the market town of Farnham in Surrey, England Farnham Maltings, central elevation History Farnham Maltings was bought by the community, currently led by its town council in Uses The Maltings' stated ambition is to encourage the most people to make the best art that they can.

The Maltings hosts a regular programme of performance that includes folk, roots and acoustic music, blues and jazz music, cinema, stand up comedy and children's theatre. In addition it hosts a number of festivals, including festival of crafts, unravel, sugarcraft, quilting and gardening and an annual Christmas Fair. The Maltings also works with a number of regional theatre companies managing it as an international showcase and producing new work for new audiences.

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References "history". Farnham Maltings. Archived from the origina. Trains are formed of modern electric multiple units. There is a buffet in the booking hall selling newspapers, hot and cold beverages, confectionery, snacks, hot food and tobacco products. Passenger services via Ash Green Halt and Tongham ceased on the same date. It was founded in and formed as part of the movement for progressive education. Unlike many HMC member schools, it has been coeducational and took both day and boarding pupils since its foundation.

It became firmly established under the headmastership of Paul Roberts —[1] and was recognised as efficient by the Ministry of Education in Based at a mock-Tudor mansion, built by the brewer Charles Charrington in , and in its estate, the school is on a hill 2. Its grounds run into Rowledge. Academic performance Frensham Heights came th in the Sunday Times table of the top The local road network surrounds the site; the nearest trunk roads are 5 miles 8. The terrain is elevated and undulating — it has few streams due to the permeability of the soil[1] and high points in ridges to the south-east.

History The club was established in , although they only played friendly matches until affiliating with the Surrey County Football Association in However, they were relegated back to the Surrey Intermediate League the following season after finishing second bottom of the division.

History Expansion from archetypal hamlet Wormley developed primarily as a result of the construction in the 19th century of Witley station, on the Portsmouth Direct line. King Edward's School, Witley once had its own station platform. Frensham is a village in Surrey, England, next to the A road, 13 miles Frensham lies on the right bank of the River Wey south branch , only navigable to canoes, shortly before its convergence with the north branch. Farnham is the nearest main town which is 3.

The non-agricultural land surrounding the village is mainly open heathland and birch woodland.

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The Common covers about 1, acres[2] and comprises heathland, together with some coniferous and mixed woodland. There are two large ponds, known as Frensham Great and Little Ponds, which were built in the Middle Ages to provide fish for the Bishop of Winchester's estate and today are the backdrop for a hotel and are used for fishing and sailing. Farncombe, historically Fernecome, is a village and peripheral settlement of Godalming in Waverley, Surrey, England and is approximately 0. The village of Compton lies 1. Loseley Park, in the hamlet of Littleton, lies 1 mile 1. History Farncombe is an ancient site of settlement; archaeological finds from the Bronze age have been found in Northbourne Estate.

It was held by the Bishop of Bayeux. The School is located in the village of Wormley near Witley , Surrey, England, having moved to its present location in The School re-introduced A-Levels as part of the curriculum from September Watercolour by George Vertue, British Museum, London. The school was commandeered b. Milford is the civil parish and large village which is south west of Godalming in Surrey, England which was a small village in the early medieval period — it grew significantly after the building of the Portsmouth Direct Line which serves Godalming railway station and its own minor stop railway station.

The village, served by a wide array of shops and amenities, has to one side an all-directions junction of the A3, one of Britain's trunk roads. Transportation Until the s, the A3 road ran through the village it now bypasses it to the west.

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Milford is still an important road junction, where the A road and A roads leave the A3 and run south to West Sussex. Milford railway station is on the mainline between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour station. Milford Hospital is the local hospital that ser. Hascombe is a village in Surrey, England. It contains a large cluster of cottages and country estates, St Peter's church, the village green, a fountain, pond, a central public house and is surrounded by steep wooded hillsides. History Above the village is Hascombe Hill which is the site of a ruined hillfort built by the ancient Britons and occupied by them during the 1st century BCE.

The word "combe" is derived from cwm meaning "valley" in the Welsh language and this may indicate that the population of Hascombe remained predominantly Brythonic for some time after the surrounding areas had been populated by Anglo-Saxon settlers. The village was not mentioned by name in the Domesday Book and it is thought to have been part of the manor of Bramley. Inscription on the fountain at Hascombe built in by Edward Lee Rowcliffe in remembrance of. Thursley Lodge gatehouse, at Witley Park. Its landscaped grounds include three artificial lakes, one of which conceals a remarkable underwater conservatory and smoking room.

Wright developed the pre-existing house into a bedroom mansion adjacent to one of three artificial lakes, and within the landscaped grounds. Underneath an adjacent lake[1] Wright built an underwater conservatory and smoking room, with aquari. The station, opened in to replace one on a different site, is situated at the edge of the town of Godalming, Surrey.

History The original single platform terminus station, opened in , was located on a spur from just south of Farncombe station, north of the River Wey. It was closed to passengers in but was retained as a goods yard until The site at grid reference SU is now a residential development, the road being called appropriately Old Station Way. Station environment and awards The staff at Godalming have worked hard to maintain the station. Thursley is a village and civil parish in southwest Surrey, west of the A3 between Milford and Hindhead.

An associated hamlet is Bowlhead Green. To the east is Brook. There is a rocky outcrop near the village referred to in Victorian guides to the area as Thor's Stone. This stone, according to the Surrey Archaeological Collection volume 88 , is first mentioned in Saxon times as being "near Peper Harow", an adjacent parish with known paga.

Winkworth with Spring bluebells Winkworth Arboretum is a National Trust-owned arboretum in the spread-out civil parish of Busbridge between Godalming and Hascombe, south-west Surrey, England. Winkworth Arboretum exhibits large collections of azalea, rhododendron, and holly on slopes leading down to landscaped garden lakes. Gertrude Jekyll explored the woods in the early 20th century. The exotic trees were planted from by Wilfrid Fox. The school is divided into a senior school, for ages 11—18, and a preparatory school for girls aged 4— History St Catherine's School opened in with seventeen pupils, most of whom were boarders.

Miss Susan Burnett was the founding headmistress. St Catherine's was among a handful of schools founded by Church of England bishops. Founder Harold Browne, Bishop of Winchester, was a supporter of the "deaconess movement". Poor little birdie teased, by the 19th-century English illustrator Richard Doyle depicts an elf as imagined in English folktales. English folklore is the folk tradition which has developed in England over a number of centuries. Some stories can be traced back to their roots, while the origin of others is uncertain or disputed. England abounds with folklore, in all forms, from such obvious manifestations as the traditional Robin Hood tales, the Brythonic-inspired Arthurian legend, to contemporary urban legends and facets of cryptozoology such as the Beast of Bodmin Moor.

Pub names may preserve folk traditions. Folklore found throughout much of England Black dog — Often said to be associated with the Devil, and its appearance was regarded as a portent of death. It is generally supposed to be larger than a normal dog, and often has large, glowing eyes. It is a common feature o.

Alfold is a village and civil parish in Surrey, England on the West Sussex border. Alfold is a dispersed or polyfocal village in the Green Belt, which is buffered from all other settlements. The Greensand Way runs north of the village along the Greensand Ridge and two named localities exist to the north and south of the historic village centre which features pubs, a set of stocks and a whipping post. Alfold Crossways here has a country park, recreational ground and a garden centre whereas Alfold's centre has a village store and the Anglican parish church. The population was 1, in the UK census.

Etymology Alfold—also recorded as Aldfold or Awfold—meant the "old fold" or clearing enclosure for cattle,[2] which is apt as it was in a much-wooded area of The Weald meaning forest in Old and Middle English prior to being cleared for farming. The glass industry in. Elstead is a civil parish in Surrey, England with shops, houses and cottages spanning the north and south sides of the River Wey; development is concentrated on two roads that meet at a central green. It includes Pot Common its southern neighbourhood. Hamlets in the parish, marginally separated from the village centre, are Charleshill and Elstead Common, both rich in woodland.

Elstead lies between Farnham and Godalming on the B road about 2. History Elstead's relative prosperity over the centuries can be partly attributed to the existence of the availability of a site for a watermill and a bridge over the river; parts of the bridge are dated to around The church of St James was built around ten years later. Farnham is a town in Surrey, England, within the Borough of Waverley. Farnham is the second largest town in Waverley, and one of the five largest conurbations in Surrey. It is of historic interest, with many old buildings, including a number of Georgian houses.

Farnham Castle overlooks the town.