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Island by Alistair MacLeod

Title Island
Author Alistair MacLeod
Publisher M&S
Release Date 2000
Category Cape Breton Island (N.S.)
Total Pages 434
ISBN STANFORD:36105028882293
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

These short stories are set against the unforgiving landscape of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. They are all concerned with the complexities and mysteries of the human heart, the unbreakable bonds between man and woman, parent and child.

The Island by Armin Greder

Title The Island
Author Armin Greder
Publisher Allen & Unwin Academic
Release Date 2007
Category JUVENILE FICTION
Total Pages 32
ISBN 1741752663
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When a strange man washes ashore on an island, the inhabitants reluctantly take him in and grow to fear and hate his presence.

Title World War II Pacific Island Guide
Author Gordon L. Rottman
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date 2002
Category History
Total Pages 477
ISBN 0313313954
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Covering all Pacific islands involved in World War II military operations, this book is a detailed, single source of information on virtually every geo-military aspect of the Pacific Theater. Arranged regionally and, to the extent possible, chronologically according to when islands entered the war, entries provide complete background information. Along with island names, nicknames, Allied code names, location, and wartime time zones, the entries include such topics as the island's physical characteristics, weather, health hazards, historical background, native population, natural resources, and military value. Japanese and Allied strategies and operations, military problems caused by terrain, military installations, Japanese units and key commanders, Allied units and key commanders, and brief battle descriptions are also covered along with the island's postwar status. A valuable resource for researchers, historians, military history enthusiasts, and war gamers, the book provides complete background information on the geo-military aspects of the Pacific Ocean region, its islands, and the roles they played in the war. 108 maps provide specific information. Until now, geo-military information could only be found by searching four to ten publications on each island.

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Title Treasure Island
Author Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1884
Category Adventure stories
Total Pages 292
ISBN HARVARD:HN2F9Q
Language English, Spanish, and French
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While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate's fortune.

Title Island of the Blue Dolphins
Author Scott O'Dell
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2010-02-08
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9780547488899
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

No Man Is An Island by Thomas Merton

Title No Man is an Island
Author Thomas Merton
Publisher Shambhala Publications
Release Date 2005-04
Category Religion
Total Pages 280
ISBN 9781590302538
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume is a stimulating series of spiritual reflections which will prove helpful for all struggling to find the meaning of human existence and to live the richest, fullest and noblest life. --Chicago Tribune

A Coney Island Of The Mind by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Title A Coney Island of the Mind
Author Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Publisher New Directions Publishing
Release Date 1958
Category Poetry
Total Pages 93
ISBN 0811200418
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Includes 29 poems revolving around the title, selections written for oral readings with jazz accompaniment, and 13 previously published poems

Turtle Island by Gary Snyder

Title Turtle Island
Author Gary Snyder
Publisher New Directions Publishing
Release Date 1974
Category Poetry
Total Pages 114
ISBN 0811205460
Language English, Spanish, and French
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These Pulitzer Prize-winning poems and essays by the author of No Nature range from the lucid, lyrical, and mystical to the political. All, however, share a common vision: a rediscovery of North America and the ways by which we might become true natives of the land for the first time.

The Repeating Island by Antonio Benitez-Rojo

Title The Repeating Island
Author Antonio Benitez-Rojo
Publisher Duke University Press
Release Date 1996
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 350
ISBN 0822318652
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this second edition of The Repeating Island, Antonio Benítez-Rojo, a master of the historical novel, short story, and critical essay, continues to confront the legacy and myths of colonialism. This co-winner of the 1993 MLA Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize has been expanded to include three entirely new chapters that add a Lacanian perspective and a view of the carnivalesque to an already brilliant interpretive study of Caribbean culture. As he did in the first edition, Benítez-Rojo redefines the Caribbean by drawing on history, economics, sociology, cultural anthropology, psychoanalysis, literary theory, and nonlinear mathematics. His point of departure is chaos theory, which holds that order and disorder are not the antithesis of each other in nature but function as mutually generative phenomena. Benítez-Rojo argues that within the apparent disorder of the Caribbean—the area’s discontinuous landmasses, its different colonial histories, ethnic groups, languages, traditions, and politics—there emerges an “island” of paradoxes that repeats itself and gives shape to an unexpected and complex sociocultural archipelago. Benítez-Rojo illustrates this unique form of identity with powerful readings of texts by Las Casas, Guillén, Carpentier, García Márquez, Walcott, Harris, Buitrago, and Rodríguez Juliá.

Title The Island at the Center of the World
Author Russell Shorto
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2005-04-12
Category History
Total Pages 416
ISBN 1400096332
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A gripping narrative of New Netherland–a story of global sweep centered on a wilderness called Manhattan–that transforms our understanding of early America. When the British wrested New Amsterdam from the Dutch in 1664, the truth about its thriving, polyglot society began to disappear into myths about an island purchased for 24 dollars and a cartoonish peg-legged governor. But the story of the Dutch colony of New Netherland was merely lost, not destroyed: 12,000 pages of its records–recently declared a national treasure–are now being translated. Russell Shorto draws on this remarkable archive in The Island at the Center of the World, which has been hailed by The New York Times as “a book that will permanently alter the way we regard our collective past.” The Dutch colony pre-dated the “original” thirteen colonies, yet it seems strikingly familiar. Its capital was cosmopolitan and multi-ethnic, and its citizens valued free trade, individual rights, and religious freedom. Their champion was a progressive, young lawyer named Adriaen van der Donck, who emerges in these pages as a forgotten American patriot and whose political vision brought him into conflict with Peter Stuyvesant, the autocratic director of the Dutch colony. The struggle between these two strong-willed men laid the foundation for New York City and helped shape American culture. The Island at the Center of the World uncovers a lost world and offers a surprising new perspective on our own.

Island by Aldous Huxley

Title Island
Author Aldous Huxley
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2014-01-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781443428583
Language English, Spanish, and French
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While shipwrecked on the island of Pala, Will Farnaby, a disenchanted journalist, discovers a utopian society that has flourished for the past 120 years. Although he at first disregards the possibility of an ideal society, as Farnaby spends time with the people of Pala his ideas about humanity change. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

The Island Impossible by Harriet Ford

Title The Island Impossible
Author Harriet Ford
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1899
Category Conduct of life
Total Pages 206
ISBN HARVARD:HN3GT9
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Theory Of Island Biogeography by Robert H. MacArthur

Title The Theory of Island Biogeography
Author Robert H. MacArthur
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date 2001
Category Science
Total Pages 203
ISBN 0691088365
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Population theory.

Fox Island by Don Edgers

Title Fox Island
Author Don Edgers
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
Release Date 2008
Category History
Total Pages 127
ISBN 0738558079
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Fox Island has had as wide a variety of names as inhabitants over its long and diverse history. The island was named for American lieutenant John L. Fox, who was with the 1841 Wilkes Expedition. However, it was first known as Bu Teu by the Native Americans who used the island for burials and potlatches, and it was later named Rosario by the Spanish in the 1770s. It served as a temporary Native American reservation after the Indian War of 1856, and later supported a large dogfish processing business and, from 1884 to 1910, a brick-manufacturing company. The island's 1890s community of Sylvan contained a school, a store, a dock, a vacation lodge, and a waterfront church. In 1954, a bridge replaced the ferry to Fox Island. Today the U.S. Navy has an acoustic laboratory on the island, and two large church buildings have been built. Perhaps the most famous resident of the island was Washington's first female governor, Dixy Lee Ray.

Title Shadow Island Desperate Measures
Author Jeff Probst
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2016-02-02
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9780698168671
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Three in the STRANDED: SHADOW ISLAND trilogy--Companion series to the New York Times bestselling STRANDED adventures! As seen on The Today Show, Rachael Ray, and Kelly and Michael. From the Emmy-Award winning host of Survivor, Jeff Probst, with Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life co-author Chris Tebbetts The 3rd brand new adventure following the characters from the original STRANDED family adventure trilogy! The story continues....The first time around, the kids had to figure out a way to work together and survive on a deserted island. This was hard for a blended family that had just been put together—Vanessa and Buzz’s dad married Jane and Carter’s mom—but they still managed to make it and get in touch with their parents… Or so they thought. Stranded on a new island, with dangers they've never before encountered, Carter, Vanessa, Buzz, and Jane find themselves in a desperate situation. They've raced for their lives, but their adventure isn't over yet. Before they can finally escape Shadow Island, they'll have to pull together all their strength and courage and tackle one final challenge. Books in the Stranded, Shadow Island series Forbidden Passage (Book 4) Sabotage (Book 5) Desperate Measures (Book 6) Books in the original Stranded series: Stranded (Book 1) Trial By Fire (Book 2) Survivors (Book 3) From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Other Side Of The Island by Allegra Goodman

Title The Other Side of the Island
Author Allegra Goodman
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2009-05-14
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781101057162
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A gripping and beautifully written dystopian page-turner from New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist ALLEGRA GOODMAN. In the eighteenth glorious year of Enclosure, long after The Flood, a young girl named Honor moves with her parents to Island 365 in the Tranquil Sea. Life on the tropical island is peaceful—there is no sadness and no visible violence in this world. Earth Mother and her Corporation have created New Weather. The sky is always blue and it almost never rains. Every family fits into its rightful, orderly, and predictable place… Except Honor’s. Her family does not follow the rules. They ignore curfew, sing songs, and do not pray to Earth Mother. Honor doesn’t fit in with the other children at the Old Colony School. Then she meets Helix, a boy with a big heart who slowly helps her uncover a terrible secret about the Island: Sooner or later, those who do not fit disappear, and they don’t ever come back. Honor knows her family could be next, and when the unthinkable happens, she must make the dangerous journey to the Other Side of the Island—before Earth Mother comes for her too…

Staten Island S Greek Community by Christine Victoria Charitis

Title Staten Island s Greek Community
Author Christine Victoria Charitis
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
Release Date 2005
Category History
Total Pages 128
ISBN 073853868X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the early part of the 20th century, Staten Island experienced an influx of Greek immigrants drawn to America by the promise of abundant opportunities. They settled in the farms of New Springville and Bulls Head and in the busy life of Port Richmond. Staten Island's Greek Community highlights traditional aspects of Greek culture and exults in the Americanization, accomplishments, and contributions of this group. The historic images in this book capture familiar scenes such as Greek farms and roadside stands overflowing with succulent vegetables, truck farmers venturing into Manhattan to bring their produce to the Washington Market, and the Candy Kitchen in Port Richmond.

Island Stories by Raphael Samuel

Title Island Stories
Author Raphael Samuel
Publisher Verso
Release Date 1998
Category History
Total Pages 391
ISBN 1859849652
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Island Stories is an engrossing journey of discovery into the multiple meanings of national myths, their anchorage in daily life and their common sense of a people's destiny. Raphael Samuel reveals the palimpsest of British National Histories, offering a searching yet affectionate account of the heroes and villains, legends and foibles, cherished by the "four nations" that inhabit the British Isles. Raphael Samuel is interested by the fact that traditions can disappear no less abruptly than they were invented. How is it, her asks, that the Scots have lost interest in a British narrative of which they were once a central protagonist? Why is the celebration of "Britons" thriving today just as its object has become problematic? Island Stories marvelously conveys the mutability of national conceits. Samuel calls as witness a galaxy of authorities—Bede and Gerald of Barri, Macaulay and Stubbs, Shakespeare and Dickens, Lord Reith and Raymond Williams, Margaret Thatcher and Tony Benn—each of whom sought to renew the sense of national identity be means of an acute sense of the past. Island Stories is a luminous study of the way nations use their past to lend meaning to the present and future. This sequel to the widely acclaimed Theatres of Memory is as passionate, unexpected and enjoyable as its predecessor.

Easter Island by John Loret

Title Easter Island
Author John Loret
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2003-08-31
Category Science
Total Pages 240
ISBN 0306474948
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Easter Island, a World Heritage Site is still, after over 50 years since Thor Heyerdahl's work on the island, a fascinating area to explore and learn about a culture that has only remnants remaining, while documenting a marine ecology still mostly unknown. Easter Island: Scientific Exploration into the World's Environmental Problems in Microcosm presents the research results from three years of interdisciplinary expeditions to Easter Island. The primary objectives were to investigate the effects of human population growth on the ecology of the island and to discover whether any dramatic climatic changes such as a prolonged El Niño could have disrupted the island's fragile ecosystem. The interdisciplinary scientific team were mainly researching the paleontology, archaeology, climatology, and geophysics of the island. This book now brings together the results of the three expeditions, identifies new areas of research, and hopefully will continue to inspire aspiring scientists to revisit this amazing island to explore and demystify this timeless enigma of human history.

Title Fire Island National Seashore The
Author Lee E. Koppelman
Publisher SUNY Press
Release Date 2020
Category History
Total Pages 220
ISBN 9780791478899
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A comprehensive account of the history of the Fire Island National Seashore since its creation in 1964.