Pond Book
Score: 3.5
From 53 Ratings


  • Author : Claire-Louise Bennett
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399575914

Pond Excerpt :

“A sharp, funny, and eccentric debut … Pond makes the case for Bennett as an innovative writer of real talent. … [It]reminds us that small things have great depths.”–New York Times Book Review "Dazzling…exquisitely written and daring ." –O, the Oprah Magazine Immediately upon its publication in Ireland, Claire-Louise Bennett’s debut began to attract attention well beyond the expectations of the tiny Irish press that published it. A deceptively slender volume, it captures with utterly mesmerizing virtuosity the interior reality of its unnamed protagonist, a young woman living a singular and mostly solitary existence on the outskirts of a small coastal village. Sidestepping the usual conventions of narrative, it focuses on the details of her daily experience—from the best way to eat porridge or bananas to an encounter with cows—rendered sometimes in story-length, story-like stretches of narrative, sometimes in fragments no longer than a page, but always suffused with the hypersaturated, almost synesthetic intensity of the physical world that we remember from childhood. The effect is of character refracted and ventriloquized by environment, catching as it bounces her longings, frustrations, and disappointments—the ending of an affair, or the ambivalent beginning with a new lover. As the narrator’s persona emerges in all its eccentricity, sometimes painfully and often hilariously, we cannot help but see mirrored there our own fraught desires and limitations, and our own fugitive desire, despite everything, to be known. Shimmering and unusual, Pond demands to be devoured in a single sitting that will linger long after the last page.

At the Pond Book

At the Pond

  • Author : Geraldo Valério
  • Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2020-03-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9781773062334

At the Pond Excerpt :

Geraldo Valério looks at the nature of true friendship and love in a stunning new wordless picture book. On a dull gray day, a boy puts his dog on a leash and they walk to a shimmering pond where snowy white swans swim freely. One of the swans invites the boy and dog for a ride. They climb on its back and sail into a stunningly beautiful landscape, dotted with wildflowers, spoonbills and ibises. Foxes, rabbits and deer appear in this paradise, then butterflies and even bigger, more beautiful flowers. The boy unleashes his dog on shore, and the dog bounds off to play. Now the boy wraps his arms around the swan’s neck — he has a new friend. But when he puts the leash on the swan, the sky turns stormy gray, the water becomes turbulent, and the other swans fly away. Both the boy and swan are miserable, until the boy realizes he must free his friend. When he drops the leash into the pond, warm color fills their world and they return to where the boy’s dog happily awaits him. Geraldo Valério, a master of wordless picture books, explores the nature of true friendship and love in his newest creation. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.7 Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting)

The Pond Manual Book

The Pond Manual

  • Author : John Stephen Hicks
  • Publisher : Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited
  • Release Date : 2013-01-15
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN 10 : 1554551609

The Pond Manual Excerpt :

Provides information on pond ecosystems and their functions, covering such topics as topographic and soil requirements, wildlife management, fish species, algae and plant control, and design and construction techniques.

A Different Pond Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

A Different Pond

  • Author : Bao Phi
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2019-09-06
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781515865216

A Different Pond Excerpt :

A 2018 Caldecott Honor Book that Kirkus Reviews calls “a must-read for our times,” A Different Pond is an unforgettable story about a simple event - a long-ago fishing trip. Graphic novelist Thi Bui and acclaimed poet Bao Phi deliver a powerful, honest glimpse into a relationship between father and son - and between cultures, old and new. As a young boy, Bao and his father awoke early, hours before his father’s long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. A successful catch meant a fed family. Between hope-filled casts, Bao’s father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam. Thi Bui’s striking, evocative art paired with Phi’s expertly crafted prose has earned this powerful picture books six starred reviews and numerous awards.

Pond Aquaculture Water Quality Management Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Pond Aquaculture Water Quality Management

  • Author : Claude E. Boyd
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 1998-08-31
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 732
  • ISBN 10 : 0412071819

Pond Aquaculture Water Quality Management Excerpt :

The only hope of supplying the world's ever-increasing demand for aquatic food products is through aquaculture, and the vast majority of this is conducted in ponds. Although pond aquaculture may appear at first to be an archaic method of growing aquatic animals, it is one that is consistently profitable when the pond is managed properly. The most important aspect of pond management is the maintenance of adequate environmental conditions for good growth and health of the animal under culture. Water quality in ponds also extends into the areas of environmental protection and food quality and safety, which are increasingly important in today's world. This book provides the most complete, up-to-date account of water quality and its management in aquaculture ponds. It provides background information on the physical, chemical, and biological environment of pond aquaculture, and illustrates how the proper balance of these factors is the essential ingredient for successful production of fish and other aquatic animals. Management techniques for the control of water quality and productivity include liming, fertilization, mechanical aeration, water exchange, and the use of algicides and herbicides. The authors examine the effects of pollution on aquaculture and the validity of current criticisms by environmentalists. This book will be of great benefit to students, extension agents, policy-makers, government officials and the commercial aquaculture industry.

Hydrology and Water Supply for Pond Aquaculture Book

Hydrology and Water Supply for Pond Aquaculture

  • Author : Kyung H. Yoo
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 1994-01-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 483
  • ISBN 10 : 0442002688

Hydrology and Water Supply for Pond Aquaculture Excerpt :

In 1979, several graduate students in the Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures at Auburn University met with one of the authors (CEB) and asked him to teach a new course on water supply for aqua culture. They felt that information on climatology, hydrology, water distribution systems, pumps, and wells would be valuable to them. Most of these students were planning to work in commercial aquaculture in the United States or abroad, and they thought that such a cdurse would better prepare them to plan aquaculture projects and to communicate with engineers, contractors, and other specialists who often become involved in the planning and construction phases of aquaculture en deavors. The course was developed, and after a few years it was decided that more effective presentation of some of the material could be made by an engineer. The other author (KHY) accepted the challenge, and three courses on the water supply aspects of aquaculture are now offered at Auburn University. A course providing background in hydrology is followed by courses on selected topics from water supply engineering. Most graduate programs in aquaculture at other universities will even tually include similar coursework, because students need a formal intro duction to this important, yet somewhat neglected, part of aquaculture. We have written this book to serve as a text for a course in water supply for aquaculture or for individual study. The book is divided into is concerned two parts.

Wasted Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : Michael Pond
  • Publisher : Greystone Books
  • Release Date : 2016-01-21
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781771641975

Wasted Excerpt :

Psychotherapist Michael Pond is no stranger to the devastating consequences of alcoholism. He has helped hundreds of people conquer their addictions, but this knowledge did not prevent his own near-demise. In this riveting memoir, he recounts how he lost his practice, his home, and his family—all because of his drinking. After scores of visits to the ER, a tour of hellish recovery homes, a stint in intensive care for end-stage alcoholism, and jail, Pond devised his own personal plan for recovery. He met Maureen Palmer and together they investigated scientific alternatives to the rigid abstinence doctrine pushed by 12-Step programs.

The Wildlife Pond Book Book

The Wildlife Pond Book

  • Author : Jules Howard
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-10-31
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472958310

The Wildlife Pond Book Excerpt :

Ponds are vital oases for nature. They are nursery grounds, feeding stops and bathing spots. They are genetic superhighways and vibrant ecosystems each brimming with life, interactions and potential. And they are for everyone. In The Wildlife Pond Book, Jules Howard offers a fresh perspective on ponds and encourages gardeners to reach for a garden spade and do something positive to benefit our shared neighbourhood nature. As well as offering practical tips and advice on designing, planting up and maintaining your pond, Jules encourages readers to explore the wildlife that colonises it with a torch, a microscope or a good old-fashioned pond-dipping net. With a foreword by award-winning wildlife-gardening author, Kate Bradbury, this helpful new guide includes a section outlining the hundreds of organisms that may turn up in your pond and is packed with creative ideas that have been tried and tested by author Jules Howard, an avid pond-builder, prolific pond-dipper and passionate voice for freshwater conservation for more than fifteen years. So, no matter how big your outdoor space is, The Wildlife Pond Book is the guide you need to create your very own haven for nature.

Walden Book
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings


  • Author : Henry David Thoreau
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1882
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015031909610

Walden Excerpt :

At the Pond Book

At the Pond

  • Author : Margaret Drabble
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-06
  • Genre: Kenwood Ladies' Pond (London, England)
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 1911547399

At the Pond Excerpt :

Combining personal reminiscence with reflections on the history of the place over the years and through the seasons, for the first time this collection brings together writers' impressions of the Pond.

Reflections in Bullough s Pond Book

Reflections in Bullough s Pond

  • Author : Diana Muir
  • Publisher : UPNE
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 0874519101

Reflections in Bullough s Pond Excerpt :

A dramatic story of the interplay between environment and economy in New England.

Build a Pond for Food   Fun Book

Build a Pond for Food Fun

  • Author : D. J. Young
  • Publisher : Storey Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 1997-01-11
  • Genre: House & Home
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781603423175

Build a Pond for Food Fun Excerpt :

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Over and Under the Pond Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Over and Under the Pond

  • Author : Kate Messner
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2017-03-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452150857

Over and Under the Pond Excerpt :

In this gorgeous companion to the acclaimed Over and Under the Snow and Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal bring to life a secret underwater world. In this book, readers will discover the plants and animals that make up the rich, interconnected ecosystem of a mountain pond. Over the pond, the water is a mirror, reflecting the sky. But under the pond is a hidden world of minnows darting, beavers diving, tadpoles growing. These and many other secrets are waiting to be discovered...over and under the pond.

The Lily Pond Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Lily Pond

  • Author : Annika Thor
  • Publisher : Yearling Books
  • Release Date : 2012-11-13
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385740401

The Lily Pond Excerpt :

Having left Nazi-occupied Vienna a year ago, thirteen-year-old Jewish refugee Stephie Steiner adapts to life in the cultured Swedish city of Gothenburg, where she attends school, falls in love, and worries about her parents who were not allowed to emigrate.