Horizon  Horizon  1 Book
Score: 4
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Horizon Horizon 1

  • Author : Scott Westerfeld
  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Release Date : 2017-04-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781407173917

Horizon Horizon 1 Book Description :

This harrowing tale of supernatural suspense kicks off a new series from the visionary mind of #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld. When a plane crash-lands in the arctic, eight young survivors step from the wreckage expecting to see nothing but ice and snow. Instead they find themselves lost in a strange jungle with no way to get home and little hope of rescue. Food is running out. Water is scarce. And the jungle is full of threats unlike anything the survivors have ever seen before--from razor-beaked shredder birds to carnivorous vines and much, much worse. With danger at every turn, these eight kids must learn to work together to survive. But cliques and rivalries threaten to tear them apart. And not everyone will make it out of the jungle alive.

Horizon Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : Barry Lopez
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735277465

Horizon Book Description :

From the National Book Award-winning writer, humanitarian, environmentalist and author of the now-classic Arctic Dreams: a vivid, poetic, capacious work that recollects the travels around the world and the encounters--human, animal, and natural--that have shaped his extraordinary life. Poignantly, powerfully, it also asks "How do we move forward?" Taking us nearly from pole to pole--from modern megacities to some of the most remote regions on the earth--Barry Lopez, hailed by the Los Angeles Times Book Review as "one of our finest writers," gives us his most far-ranging yet personal work to date, in a book that moves through decades of his life as it describes his travels to six regions of the world: from the Oregon coast where he lives to the northernmost reaches of Canada; to the Galapagos; to the Kenyan desert; to Botany Bay in Australia; and in the resounding last section of this magisterial book, unforgettably to the ice shelves of Antarctica. As he revisits his growing up and these myriad travels, Lopez also probes the long history of humanity's quests and explorations, including the prehistoric peoples who trekked across Skraeling Island in northern Canada; the colonialists who plundered Central Africa; an Enlightenment-era Englishman who sailed the Pacific and a Native American emissary who arrived in Japan before it opened to the West. He confronts today's ecotourism in the tropics and visits the haunting remnants of a French colonial prison on Île du Diable in French Guiana. Through these journeys, and friendships forged along the way with scientists, archeologists, artists and local residents, Lopez searches for meaning and purpose in a broken world. With tenderness and intimacy, Horizon evokes the stillness and the silence of the hottest, the coldest and the most desolate places on the globe. It speaks with beauty and urgency to the invisible ties that unite us; voices concern and frustration alongside humanity and hope; and looks forward to our shared

On the Horizon Book

On the Horizon

  • Author : Lois Lowry
  • Publisher : HMH Books For Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 9780358129400

On the Horizon Book Description :

From two-time Newbery medalist and living legend Lois Lowry comes a moving account of the lives lost in two of WWII's most infamous events: Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. With evocative black-and-white illustrations by SCBWI Golden Kite Award winner Kenard Pak. Lois Lowry looks back at history through a personal lens as she draws from her own memories as a child in Hawaii and Japan, as well as from historical research, in this stunning work in verse for young readers. On the Horizon tells the story of people whose lives were lost or forever altered by the twin tragedies of Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. Based on the lives of soldiers at Pearl Harbor and civilians in Hiroshima,On the Horizon contemplates humanity and war through verse that sings with pain, truth, and the importance of bridging cultural divides. This masterful work emphasizes empathy and understanding in search of commonality and friendship, vital lessons for students as well as citizens of today's world. Kenard Pak's stunning illustrations depict real-life people, places, and events, making for an incredibly vivid return to our collective past. In turns haunting, heartbreaking, and uplifting,On the Horizonwill remind readers of the horrors and heroism in our past, as well as offer hope for our future.

Deadzone  Horizon  Book 2  Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Deadzone Horizon Book 2

  • Author : Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2017-09-12
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781338121469

Deadzone Horizon Book 2 Book Description :

The survivors have made it out of the jungle, but they may be sorry they ever left when they stumble upon a whole new ecosystem, populated with entirely new threats. And the greatest threat of all may come from within. Because one of the kids is changing... The seven-book series begun by #1 New York Times bestseller Scott Westerfeld only gets bigger and bolder under the frenzied imagination of bestselling, critically acclaimed author Jennifer A. Nielsen!

Horizon Chasers Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Horizon Chasers

  • Author : Gerry Max
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2007-02-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786426713

Horizon Chasers Book Description :

Richard Halliburton was the quintessential world traveler of the early 20th century. In 1930, his celebrity equaled that of Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart. Halliburton called himself a "horizon chaser" and recommended that one should see the world before committing to a routine. Not only did he live up to his ideal, but he was eager to write about his adventures. A prolific partnership with gifted editor and ghost writer Paul Mooney produced excellent work, and theirs became a close personal relationship. Sadly, Halliburton and Mooney disappeared at sea on March 24, 1939, along with the entire crew of Halliburton's Chinese junk Sea Dragon, as they attempted to cross the Pacific from Hong Kong to the San Francisco World's Fair. This biography records the life and adventures of Halliburton and Mooney, focusing--as no other Halliburton biography has--on the productive literary collaboration between the two. Drawing on the recollections of people who knew them both, the work discusses their backgrounds, the early years of their acquaintance, and their possible romantic relationship. Finally, their fateful journey to Hong Kong and the ill-advised voyage of the Sea Dragon is described in detail. A good deal of first-hand evidence is provided by William Alexander, Paul Mooney's best friend and designer of Halliburton's Laguna Beach house. Appendices contain seven poems by Mooney and facsimile letters, including one of praise written by Richard Halliburton to William Alexander. Never-before-published photographs are also included.

Receding Horizon Control Book

Receding Horizon Control

  • Author : Wook Hyun Kwon
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2006-03-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN 10 : 9781846280177

Receding Horizon Control Book Description :

Easy-to-follow learning structure makes absorption of advanced material as pain-free as possible Introduces complete theories for stability and cost monotonicity for constrained and non-linear systems as well as for linear systems In co-ordination with MATLAB® files available from springeronline.com, exercises and examples give the student more practice in the predictive control and filtering techniques presented

Horizon of Expectations Book

Horizon of Expectations

  • Author : Qazi Nasir Uddin, Ph.D.
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2010-09-27
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 1452070660

Horizon of Expectations Book Description :

This book was originally written as a dissertation in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Literature in the Graduate School of the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1985.

The Artificial Horizon Book

The Artificial Horizon

  • Author : Martin Edward Thomas
  • Publisher : Melbourne Univ. Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Blue Mountains (N.S.W)
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN 10 : 0522851517

The Artificial Horizon Book Description :

Martin Thomas takes the reader on a journey through a compelling study of culture, landscape and mythology. For both Aboriginal people and their colonisers, the rugged landscape of the Blue Mountains has stood as an intriguing riddle and a stimulus to the imagination. The author evokes this dramatic and bewildering landscape and leads his readers through the cultural history of the locality in order to probe the 'dreamwork of imperialism'.

Widening the Horizon Book

Widening the Horizon

  • Author : Philip Hayward
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 1864620471

Widening the Horizon Book Description :

During the 1950s and early 1960s, the musical exotica produced by performers such as Les Baxter, Martin Denny, and Arthur Lyman enjoyed international success. Widening the Horizon is the first in-depth analysis of the music and its cultural context.

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Book

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

  • Author : M. Lynne Corn
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-11
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 9781437936506

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Book Description :

The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, and the resulting oil spill began a cascade of effects on the coastal areas of the Gulf and on the wealth of species that inhabit those areas. These wetlands, like those elsewhere, have value for water quality, flood control, shoreline protection, and recreation. Contents of this report: (1) Introduction; (2) Why Are Wetlands Important?; (3) Coastal Wetlands and Assets in the Gulf of Mexico; (4) Oil Spills: Impacts on Wetland Habitats and Animals; (5) Weather and Storms; (6) Mitigation and Cleanup of Wetlands; (7) Oil Spill Response; (8) Cleanup and Recovery Issues; (9) Conclusion. Charts and tables.