At the age of twenty-three, Deanne Burch accompanied her husband, Ernest "Tiger" Burch to the Inuit village of Kivalina, Alaska, a barrier island 23 miles above the Arctic Circle. Tiger was conducting a participant study of the natives, whereas Deanne was a city girl - ethnocentric, naïve, and completely unprepared for the journey she was about to embark on. In Kivalina, she lived on the edge of two worlds - the one she left behind and the one where she reluctantly participated in all aspects of the women's lives. Skinning seals, cleaning and drying fish, cutting beluga and caribou to store became her way of life. Plumbing, running water and electricity were not available. Loneliness was a constant companion, although she tried to be accepted by the Inuit women who were suspicious of all white women. Gradually Deanne adapted to living in a culture she knew nothing about. The midnight sun was followed by relentless darkness and brutal weather. With this came a journey into the unknown. First was a fateful camping trip where they nearly lost their lives, followed six days later by a fire in their house, an event that left Tiger badly burned. During the three months Tiger spent in the hospital, his only wish was to return to Kivalina and finish what he had started. Despite horrific burns on his face and hands and seared lungs from which he never recuperated, Tiger and Deanne returned to the village to complete the study. Instead of believing in fairy tales and happy endings, Deanne became a woman of strength ready to face the next challenge. Over fifty years later she remembers the young girl who left on an unknown journey. A journey that will live in her heart forever.
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Something, or someone, is harming sea creatures, and as a result, the mer are at risk. India Finch, a part-human/part-mermaid, is called underwater to heal the animals. But simply healing the hurt is not enough. India is determined to discover who or what is causing so much pain, even if it puts her own life at risk. This Hi-Lo chapter book features a manageable reading level and a glossary and discussion questions to support the reader.
A haunting journey through the emotional roller coaster of love and loss. In the aftermath of a soul-enlightening relationship and a devastating breakup, the author of this heartfelt collection guides us candidly through a labyrinth of powerful feelings and desperate acceptance, on a quest to heal his wounded heart and move on with his life.
�The Ice is a compilation of more about ice than you knew you wanted to know, yet sheer compelling significance holds attention page by page. . . . Pyne conveys a view of Antarctica that interweaves physical science with humanistic inquiry and perception. His audacity as well as his presentation warrant admiration, for the implications of The Ice are vast.��New York Times Book Review
- Author : Michel de Montaigne
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1850
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 686
- ISBN : HARVARD:HWNR3V
Lorelei isn't interested in adventure. Gifted with two otherworldly talents, she's always shied away from them and the spotlight, preferring quiet anonymity. But when she meets Adrius, with his dark mystique and eyes that see into her soul, her uneventful life becomes irrevocably altered. SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!
Outlines the history of Tanzania and discusses the nation's culture, religions, customs, industries, geography, and wildlife
Following an attack on her family, fifteen-year-old Thora is enslaved by a british Viking chieftain, Bjorn Svanson. A healer and a midwife, Thora is valuable. She also has visions of the future . . . and in one she foresees Svanson's death. When her prediction becomes reality, Thora recognizes that another of Svanson's slaves is a man she has seen before-a man from recurrent visions who is destined to be part of her future. Assuming Svanson's identity, the slave and Thora use the dead man's ships to escape. Their destination is Iceland, the then uncharted 'land of fire and ice'. To succeed they must first win over Svanson's crew, and their journey is fraught with hardship and danger. But their troubles are only just beginning. Soon, newcomers are among them and someone is stealing from Thora's medicines to cause terrible harm. Under suspicion herself, can Thora unmask the real culprit and clear her name? And can Thora and the man now known as Bjorn ever really hope that their pasts won't catch up with.
- Author : John Franklin
- Publisher : Philadelphia : H.C. Carey & I. Lea, A. Small, Edward Parker, M'Carty & Davis, B. & T. Kite, Thomas Desilver, and E. Littell
- Release Date : 1824
- Genre : Arctic regions
- Pages : 482
- ISBN : HARVARD:HXJRS4
Examines the most important and controversial environmental issues in the history of the United States, from the Colonial period to the present. Describes the issues, the stakeholders of various positions, and both the immediate outcome of the debate, and the long-term consequences of the result.
- Author : John Franklin
- Publisher : Cambridge University Press
- Release Date : 2012-01-26
- Genre : Biography & Autobiography
- Pages : 856
- ISBN : 9781108041904
This 1823 publication recounts the disastrous expedition led by John Franklin up the Arctic Coppermine River in 1819.
In his latest book, former senior computer systems designer and bestselling author Gregg Braden merges these ancient and modern world views into a powerful new model of time. Marrying the modern laws of fractal patterns to the ancient concept of cycles, he demonstrates how everything from the war and peace between nations to our most joyous relationships and personal crises are the returning patterns of our past. As each pattern returns, it carries the same conditions of previous cycles—fractal patterns that can be known, measured and predicted! What makes this model so important today is that the returning cycles also carry a window of opportunity—a choice point—that allows us to choose a new outcome for the cycle. Braden suggests that if we can see time from this perspective, the patterns will show us what’s in store for the future, and perhaps how to avoid the mistakes of our past. After presenting the case histories that confirm the accuracy of fractal time calculations, the author crosses the traditional boundaries of science and spirituality to answer the question that must be asked: What does fractal time tell us about 2012, and beyond? Because the cycles repeat, the seed for 2012 has already happened and the pattern already exists! In a narrative format of easy-to-read science and true-life accounts, Fractal Time shows us what we can expect as we close the Great World Age described by the Mayan Calendar, and the secret to our moment in history.
One of the most epic battles performances in the history of warfare, was performed during the first five months of the Korean War. This book focuses on those first five months and tells the story of the Marines who fought through them. The books story centers around the recollections of one Marine as he tells the story of a platoon of Mud Marines, moving from the peacetime Marine Corps to a wartime Marine Corps, that would dispatch them on an expedition that would take them on a journey through a hell of fire and ice, to write one of the proudest pages in the history of The Marine Corps."
Drawing boundaries around wilderness areas often serves a double purpose: protection of the land within the boundary and release of the land outside the boundary to resource extraction and other development. In Drawing Lines in the Forest, Kevin R. Marsh discusses the roles played by various groups—the Forest Service, the timber industry, recreationists, and environmentalists—in arriving at these boundaries. He shows that pragmatic, rather than ideological, goals were often paramount, with all sides benefiting.