Sounding the Shallows
Score: 5
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Sounding the Shallows

  • Author : Joseph L. Harsh
  • Publisher : Kent State University Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 0873386418

Sounding the Shallows Book Description :

A companion volume to Taken at the Flood, this work identifies areas of research and in-depth source material for studies of the Maryland Campaign of 1862.

Sharks of the Shallows

Sharks of the Shallows

  • Author : Jeffrey C. Carrier
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2017-08-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421422954

Sharks of the Shallows Book Description :

Agile, sleek, and precise, sharks display many qualities we can admire and appreciate. These marvels of evolution have adapted to thrive in every major aquatic realm on the planet, from frigid Arctic waters through temperate but stormy seas and on into the tropics. However, few places on Earth are home to the amazing diversity of shark species that beautify the shallow waters of Florida and the Bahamas. In this first-ever book dedicated to the sharks of this region, biologist Jeffrey C. Carrier reveals the captivating lives of these large marine predators and describes how they have survived for over 400 million years. Guiding readers through basic biology, key attributes, and identification tips, the book explores what makes sharks such successful apex predators. Carrier explains fascinating phenomena, including the reason for the bizarre shape of the hammerhead, how a bull shark is able to swim hundreds of miles up freshwater rivers, what lies behind sharks’ remarkable capability to learn and remember, and why many scientists believe that they are equipped with the most sophisticated sensory systems in the animal kingdom. With the stunning full-color underwater photography of Andy Murch, Jillian Morris, and Duncan Brake, Sharks of the Shallows brings boaters, fishers, divers, and shark lovers directly alongside these unfairly maligned creatures. And not a moment too soon! Sharks are experiencing stresses unlike any in their long history, and are struggling to survive in a changing ocean. They will continue to grace our coastlines only if we care enough to understand them.

Conan Volume 15  The Nightmare of the Shallows

Conan Volume 15 The Nightmare of the Shallows

  • Author : Brian Wood
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Release Date : 2014-02-04
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9781621159094

Conan Volume 15 The Nightmare of the Shallows Book Description :

In the wake of an unthinkable tragedy, Conan and Bêlit find their bond buckling under an enormous strain. When Bêlit returns to her childhood home, what she discovers in the sands of Shem could separate her from Conan forever. Conan then seeks clarity through the mind-altering power of the yellow lotus, but the visions revealed to him may be more than the barbarian can bear. Brian Wood's defining run on Conan continues with art by the celebrated talents of Davide Gianfelice, Mirko Colak, and Andrea Mutti!

The Shallows  What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
Score: 3.5
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The Shallows What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

  • Author : Nicholas Carr
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011-06-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 0393079368

The Shallows What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains Book Description :

Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction: “Nicholas Carr has written a Silent Spring for the literary mind.”—Michael Agger, Slate “Is Google making us stupid?” When Nicholas Carr posed that question, in a celebrated Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the Net’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? Now, Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration of the Internet’s intellectual and cultural consequences yet published. As he describes how human thought has been shaped through the centuries by “tools of the mind”—from the alphabet to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer—Carr interweaves a fascinating account of recent discoveries in neuroscience by such pioneers as Michael Merzenich and Eric Kandel. Our brains, the historical and scientific evidence reveals, change in response to our experiences. The technologies we use to find, store, and share information can literally reroute our neural pathways. Building on the insights of thinkers from Plato to McLuhan, Carr makes a convincing case that every information technology carries an intellectual ethic—a set of assumptions about the nature of knowledge and intelligence. He explains how the printed book served to focus our attention, promoting deep and creative thought. In stark contrast, the Internet encourages the rapid, distracted sampling of small bits of information from many sources. Its ethic is that of the industrialist, an ethic of speed and efficiency, of optimized production and consumption—and now the Net is remaking us in its own image. We are becoming ever more adept at scanning and skimming, but what we are losing is our capacity for concentration, contemplation, and reflection. Part intellectual history, part popular science, and part cultural criticism,

Drowning in the Shallows
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Drowning in the Shallows

  • Author : Dan Kaufman
  • Publisher : Melbourne Books
  • Release Date : 2020-02-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781925556803

Drowning in the Shallows Book Description :

David’s girlfriend dumped him, he writes about bars for a shrinking newspaper, and he’s desperately searching for meaning amongst Sydney’s shallow social and dating scene. Then he meets a young woman at a party who just might be the answer to his life’s meaninglessness. However, she’s only 19 – and one of his journalism student’s friends. Drowning in the Shallows is about a man who tries to curb his sleazier tendencies in the #metoo era, about a cat’s ruthless attempt to dominate its owner, and about how – in a society obsessed with networking – we’re more estranged than ever.

Centauriad  2  A Gathering of Wings
Score: 5
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Centauriad 2 A Gathering of Wings

  • Author : Kate Klimo
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2013-05-28
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375985430

Centauriad 2 A Gathering of Wings Book Description :

In A Gathering of Wings, Malora leaves the safety of Mount Kheiron for the bush and the bustling city of the Ka in search of Sky, the stallion who used to lead Malora's herd of horses. Accompanied by her closest friends, Malora is faced with making decisions about her future in new ways.

Elemental Magic   Volume 2

Elemental Magic Volume 2

  • Author : Joseph Gilland
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2012-10-12
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136129575

Elemental Magic Volume 2 Book Description :

Design beautiful, professional-level animated effects with these detailed step-by-step tutorials from former Disney animator and animated effects expert Joseph Gilland. Filled with beautiful, full-color artwork, Elemental Magic, Volume II, breaks down the animated effect process from beginning to end-including booming explosions, gusting winds, magical incantations, and raging fires. He also breaks down the process of effects "clean-up," as well as timing and frame rates. The companion website includes real-time footage of the author lecturing as he animates the drawings from the book. In these videos, he elucidates the entire process from blank page to final animation. See it all come to life like never before. Throughout the book, Joseph refers to and includes examples from his own professional work from feature films such as Lilo & Stitch and Tarzan.

A Waka Anthology  Grasses of remembrance  2 v

A Waka Anthology Grasses of remembrance 2 v

  • Author : Edwin A. Cranston
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Japanese poetry
  • Pages : 1328
  • ISBN 10 : 080474825X

A Waka Anthology Grasses of remembrance 2 v Book Description :

The second volume carries forward the story of Japanese court poetry through its Early Classical period, drawing from sources dating from the 890s to the 1080s. These two centuries saw the revival of the prestige of poetry in the native tongue after a century of official preference for versification in Chinese. An anthology of anthologies, Grasses of Remembrance draws copiously from the first four imperially ordered collections, Kokinshu, Gosenshu, Shuishu, and Goshuishu, examining the structure and illustrating the content of each. In all, the book contains over 2,600 poems in lively and readable translation, including selections from Shinsen Man'yoshu, a late-ninth-century collection of parallel verses in Chinese and Japanese, and all 795 poems from The Tale of Genji.

Secret Forces of World War II

Secret Forces of World War II

  • Author : Philip Warner
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Release Date : 2004-01-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473818033

Secret Forces of World War II Book Description :

One of the lasting legacies of World War 2 was the proliferation of what today are known as Special Forces. At the time many soldiers, often of high rank regarded these units as nothing short of ill-disciplined cowboys or worse! However desperate times called for desperate measures and there were those in high places who were prepared to take risks. As specially recruited units such as the LRDG, SAS and SBS earned their spurs and scored significant victories, at high cost both to the enemy and themselves, so faith in the concept grew