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|Author||: Iris R. Dart|
The incredibly popular New York Times bestseller—a compelling story of the friendship of two unique women—is back! The story opens in 1951 as two young girls meet on the beach of Atlantic City. Cee Cee Bloom is performing in a kiddie show and Bertie White who has grown up in a conservative family is drawn to the glitter of Cee Cee’s world. They become pen pals and keep in touch as they grow ito adulthood. Cee Cee soars to stardom in Hollywood and on Broadway, while Bertie settles into marriage and family. Through the years they share the ups and downs that are everyone’s life. There are failed marriages, motherhood, lost opportunities and wonderful moments. The story ends in 1983 with a heartfelt goodbye and the message that there is something that last forever: friendship.
|Author||: Gray Malin|
Gray Malin is the artist of the moment for the Hollywood and fashion elite. His awe-inspiring aerial photographs of beaches around the world are shot from doorless helicopters, creating playful and stunning celebrations of light, shape, and perspective, as well as summer bliss. Combining the spirit of travel, adventure, luxury, and artistry, Malin built his eponymous lifestyle brand from a deep passion for photography and interior design. His work forges the synergy between wanderlust and adventure, creating the ultimate visual escape. Beaches features more than twenty cities across six continents: Australia: Sydney; North America: Santa Monica, Miami, San Francisco, Kaua'i, Chicago, The Hamptons, and Cancun; South America: Rio de Janeiro; Europe: Capri, Rimini, Forte dei Marmi, Viareggio, Amalfi Coast, Barcelona, Lisbon and Saint-Tropez; Africa: Cape Town; Asia: Dubai
|Author||: Carl Heywood Hobbs|
|Editor||: Columbia University Press|
Waves and tides, wind and storms, sea-level rise and shore erosion: these are the forces that shape our beaches, and beach lovers of all stripes can benefit from learning more about how these coastal processes work. With animation and clarity, The Beach Book tells sunbathers why beaches widen and narrow, and helps boaters and anglers understand why tidal inlets migrate. It gives home buyers insight into erosion rates and provides natural-resource managers and interested citizens with rich information on beach nourishment and coastal-zone development. And for all of us concerned about the long-term health of our beaches, it outlines the latest scientific information on sea-level rise and introduces ways to combat not only the erosion of beaches but also the decline of other coastal habitats. The more we learn about coastline formation and maintenance, Carl Hobbs argues, the better we can appreciate and cultivate our shores. Informed by the latest research and infused with a passion for its subject, The Beach Book provides a wide-ranging introduction to the shore, and all of us who love the beach and its associated environments will find it timely and useful.
|Author||: Dale Barbour|
|Editor||: Univ. of Manitoba Press|
During the first half of the twentieth century, Winnipeg Beach proudly marketed itself as the Coney Island of the West. Located just north of Manitoba’s bustling capital, it drew 40,000 visitors a day and served as an important intersection between classes, ethnic communities, and perhaps most importantly, between genders. In Winnipeg Beach, Dale Barbour takes us into the heart of this turn-of-the-century resort area and introduces us to some of the people who worked, played and lived in the resort. Through photographs, interviews, and newspaper clippings he presents a lively history of this resort area and its surprising role in the evolution of local courtship and dating practices, from the commoditization of the courting experience by the Canadian Pacific Railway's “Moonlight Specials,” through the development of an elaborate amusement area that encouraged public dating, and to its eventual demise amid the moral panic over sexual behaviour during the 1950s and ‘60s.
|Author||: Brian P. Cleary|
|Editor||: Millbrook Press ™|
Come along with me and learn all about reading! Brian P. Cleary's wacky sentences and Jason Miskimins's colorful art will make phonics fun! Find activities, games, and more at www.brianpcleary.com.
|Author||: Publishers of Down East|
|Editor||: Down East Books|
Maine has dozens of wonderful beaches tucked away in the nooks and crannies of the coast. This handy guide makes 18 of the state's favorite beaches easy to find and includes loads of useful information so you can make the most of your time at the shore.
Now available in PDF format. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Thailand's Beaches and Islands is your ideal companion for exploring this diverse and fascinating part of the world. Thailand's glorious beaches stretch over 2,000 miles of coastline, proving irresistible to lovers of beach-life and ocean sports. Whether you're seeking a secluded getaway or the hottest party destinations, you'll find insider tips and reviews for best hotels, restaurants and bars, shopping and entertainment, beaches, markets, and festivals. Your options are listed area by area and include recommendations for all budgets. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Thailand's Beaches and Islands also provides in-depth information on this region's breathtaking geographic diversity and rich cultural heritage. All of Thailand's extensive coastline is covered in this updated guide, from the Eastern Seaboard to Bangkok, the Upper and Lower Western Gulf coasts, the Deep South, and the Upper and Lower Andeman Coasts. You won't miss a thing on your vacation with the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide to Thailand's Beaches and Islands.
|Author||: Theo Dombrowski|
|Editor||: Heritage House Publishing Co|
This third volume in Theo's Secret Beaches series is a comprehensive guide to dozens of beaches on the east coast of Vancouver Island between Campbell River and Qualicum. While some of them are well used by people who live nearby, some are tucked just off the highway and others are hidden at the end of a labyrinth of roads. Just as important as finding a particular spot is knowing what to expect. Theo provides detailed information for each location so that you can find the right place for the activity you seek. The book includes Theo's hand-drawn maps, photographs and paintings. Want a place where the kids can scamper barefoot across acres of fine white sand? Try Seaman Road near Saratoga Beach. Eager to explore forested ravine trails leading to protected sandy beaches? Try Seal Bay north of Comox. How about a picnic in the car while watching the spring brant geese migration? Check out Seacroft Road near Qualicum. Looking for an easy place to launch a kayak for a paddle to Sandy Island Marine Park? Head for Argyll Road north of Union Bay. Refresh your pleasure in the shore and head out to picnic, play, swim, watch winter storms or just enjoy the waves.
|Author||: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Jacksonville District|
|Author||: Daniel Start|
|Editor||: Wild Things Publishing Ltd|
The fully revisied second edition of Wild Swimming Coast now includes even more for walkers, swimmers and explorers: Full national coverage of Britain's most beautiful beaches Lagoons, sea caves and amazing places to snorkel. New 1:10,000 Ordnance Survey mapping Best beach cafes, local food, pubs and campsites Where to sea kayak, coasteer and swim with dolphins Best activities with children and families This revised and expanded edition of the best-selling coastal classic features the same winning formula of stunning photography, engaging travel writing and practical guidance. It is set to continue as the definitive guide to Britain's secret beaches and hidden coastline.
|Author||: Anthony F. Amos|
"Project MMS-Beach was designed to test the effectiveness of MARPOL Annex V in reducing the quantity of man-made debris littering Gulf of Mexico barrier island gulf beaches, specifically those in Texas. Annex V of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (MARPOL) became international law on 31 December 1988. The Annex prohibits the discharge of plastics into the ocean and limits the discharge of other solid waste pollutants within varying distances from the U.S. coastline. The U.S. Minerals Management Service (MMS) needs to know if users of the Gulf of Mexico are observing Annex V. If so, then this should manifest itself in a reduction in the quantity of certain types of litter found on Gulf beaches. These materials include those readily identifiable with various operations of interest to MMS, for example, items from the off shore oil and gas exploration and production industry. The objective of this study was to compare results of beach-debris surveys done two years after, with those done two years prior to Annex V entering into force. The methods of surveying the beach had been devised by the author and were to be repeated in the post-MARPOL Annex V period. The investigator started looking at litter on Mustang Island (Texas) gulf beach (Figure 1.1) in 1978 when a survey was initiated to monitor the bird population with the advent of beachfront development. At first the references to litter and debris were anecdotal, in the form of notes and sporadic measurements. In 1983 an attempt was made to estimate the quantities of both man-made and natural debris using some 40 categories of debris types. Estimates were based on the investigator's knowledge of the common items after five years and over 500 observations to that date. An index system was devised based on a 0 to 5 scale of magnitude. This method is still employed on the survey (now with 2,100 observations) and is useful in gauging the seasonality of materials washing up on the beach, especially in some categories. This method does not yield quantitative data (although curves have been fitted to some common items after numbers were counted independently and graphed against the estimates). The counts were started in 1987 with some financial assistance from the Texas A&M University Sea Grant Program. In addition to the beach-bird surveys (BEACHobs), special garbage surveys (GARBGobs) covering the same 11.8-km stretch of beach were done at an eight-day interval. Items large enough to be seen from a slowly moving vehicle are counted; about a hundred categories of litter and debris are logged. It was on the basis of this study, done in 1987 and 1988 before the enactment of MARPOL Annex V (in force 1 January 1989), that the investigator proposed to MMS to repeat this survey some two years after MARPOL Annex V. This report contrasts the ‘before’ and ‘after’ data to see if there is any indication that MARPOL has affected the littering of Texas beaches. A direct link between Annex V and changes in litter on beaches cannot be forged. However, looking at the nature of the debris items before and after MARPOL may give clues to its successful implementation and adherence to by seagoing vessels. This survey is referred to as the ‘Weekly Counts’. About 200 such counts were made, 175 of which are used in this report (the others were special counts done in conjunction with National Cleanups and other events). To examine smaller items, another survey called ‘Weekly Collections’ was made in 1987-88 and repeated in 1991-1992. All debris and litter items were collected from three sites in the same beach area at the same time that the counts were done. Sites were 10-m wide and stretched from the shoreline to the high-tide line. This study was designed to quantify the smaller litter items and the ‘uncountable’ natural debris items such as seaweed and tar. After 1988 the arduous GARBGobs counts were continued sporadically through 1990. So as not to lose the continuity of data gathering, selected easily counted items were added to the BEACHobs bird counts and done on a bi-daily schedule. These are called the ‘Count of Five’ for the five targeted items. Finally, to identify sources of marine debris in detail, we made monthly collections of all containers on San Jose Island to the north of Mustang Island. San Jose Island is inaccessible except by boat and there is no cleaning of its gulf beach"--Introduction.
|Author||: Faith Ringgold|
|Editor||: Knopf Books for Young Readers|
CORETTA SCOTT KING AWARD WINNER • CALDECOTT HONOR BOOK • A NEW YORK TIMES BEST ILLUSTRATED BOOK Acclaimed artist Faith Ringgold seamless weaves fiction, autobiography, and African American history into a magical story that resonates with the universal wish for freedom, and will be cherished for generations. Cassie Louise Lightfoot has a dream: to be free to go wherever she wants for the rest of her life. One night, up on “tar beach,” the rooftop of her family’s Harlem apartment building, her dreams come true. The stars lift her up, and she flies over the city, claiming the buildings and the city as her own. As Cassie learns, anyone can fly. “All you need is somewhere to go you can’t get to any other way. The next thing you know, you’re flying among the stars.”
|Author||: Theo Dombrowski|
|Editor||: Heritage House Publishing Co|
This is your guide to dozens of spectacular and often hidden beaches on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island between Qualicum and the Malahat. While some of them are well used by people living nearby, many are virtually impossible to find without combing through official maps and back-road guides. From tiny rocky coves to broad sandy beaches, these public-access spots are enormously diverse. Just as important as finding these spots is knowing what to expect. Thus each location is accompanied by detailed information that any beach explorer should know before setting out. Is the beach a few level steps from a vehicle or down a high, steep bank? Is the beach suitable for children? Large groups? Kayakers? All of these questions and many more are answered in this book, which includes Theo’s hand-drawn maps, photographs and artwork. Watch sea lions in the winter (Higginson Road) Paint one of the few great views of Mt. Arrowsmith—go before noon for dramatic light (Rowland Road) Head to the most child-friendly beach between Crofton and the Malahat (Cherry Point Nature Park) Splash and swim in warm water over sand (Benwalden Road) Refresh your pleasure in the shore and head out to picnic, play, launch kayaks, watch winter storms or just enjoy the waves.
|Author||: Maggie FitzRoy,Beaches Museum & History Park|
|Editor||: Arcadia Publishing|
Many historians believe that Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon was describing the landscape of Ponte Vedra Beach when he first stepped ashore the land that he named La Florida, or "place of flowers." After exploring the area north of present-day St. Augustine, he proclaimed it a place of lush landscapes and beautiful beaches. Since that day in April 1513, people from all walks of life have delighted in the natural beauty of the area. They were drawn to the charming land for many reasons, but miners who came to dig minerals out of the beach sand were the first to visually capture its history. They brought cameras with them when they arrived in the early 20th century and left behind a rich trove of photographs. Those who followed recorded their own history in photographs, and the charm and character of the land is evident in the images that fill this book.
|Author||: Joseph William Spencer|
|Author||: Nevil Shute|
|Editor||: Wildside Press LLC|
"On the Beach" is a 1957 post-apocalyptic novel written by British-Australian author Nevil Shute after he emigrated to Australia. The novel details the experiences of a mixed group of people in Melbourne as they await the arrival of deadly radiation spreading towards them from the northern hemisphere following a nuclear war a year previously. As the radiation approaches each person deals with their impending death in different ways.