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|Author||: Geoff Dyer|
|Editor||: Canongate Books|
SHORTLISTED FOR STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR From a trip to The Lightning Field in New Mexico, to chasing Gauguin's ghost in French Polynesia, White Sands is a creative exploration of why we travel. Episodic, wide-ranging and funny, Geoff Dyer blends travel writing, essay, criticism and fiction with a smart and cantankerous wit that is unmatched. From one of the most original writers in Britain, this is a book for armchair travellers and procrastinating philosophers everywhere.
|Author||: Rose Houk,Michael Collier|
|Editor||: Western National Parks Association|
Rising in a seemingly endless procession from an ancient lake bed in the Tularosa Basin of southern New Mexico, the stark gypsum dunes of White Sands National Monument grow, crest, and slump, driven by the wind. The sands form an ecological island where desert plants and animals have adapted to a bright and shifting world. This stunning book describes the area's natural and human history, including the detonation of the first atomic bomb at the nearby Trinity site. Photos by Michael Collier, plus rare historical images.
|Author||: Ellen Klages|
Engrossing historical fiction from the Scott O'Dell Award-winning author of The Green Glass Sea! It is 1946. World War II is over, ended by the atomic bomb that Dewey Kerrigan's and Suze Gordon's scientist parents helped build. Dewey's been living with the Gordons since before the war's end, before her father died, moving south with them to Alamogordo, New Mexico. At the White Sands Missile Range, Phil Gordon is working on rockets that will someday go to the moon; at home, Terry Gordon is part of the scientists' movement against the Bomb. Dewey and Suze have conflicts of their own. Where does a girl who likes physics and math fit in? How do you know the right time to speak up and the right time to keep your head down? And, most important of all: What defines a family?
|Author||: Darren Court|
|Editor||: Arcadia Publishing|
Since the official flag raising on July 9, 1945, the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) has become an integral part of global defense for the United States. A mere week after formation, Project Trinity tested the first atomic bomb at an isolated site, which was 100 miles north on what was then part of the Alamogordo Bombing Range--a test site for B-17 pilots. Back at White Sands Proving Ground, as it was then named, personnel were unaware of the massive new weapon tested to their north. Instead their focus was upon the arrival of what would be 300 railroad cars of captured German V-2 rockets and associated equipment. Later that year, over 100 captured German scientists, among them Werner von Braun, would arrive at White Sands to assist in V-2 technology, launching America's race to space; tens of thousands of rockets and missiles have since been fired on the range. Thousands of family members also lived and worked at the range, and their stories can be found inside as well.
|Author||: J. H. Fletcher|
This multi-faceted saga tells the interlinked story of two sisters as they face poverty, loss and betrayal through the changing landscape of Australia in the 40s and 60s. Will wealth and love be theirs for the taking or will they run like sand through their fingers? No-one thought barmaid Shannon Harcourt stood a chance with Hal Maitland, heir to the vast Maitland fortune. Yet their unlikely relationship flourishes until, one summer's day on the white sands of Charles Green Island, they realise their true feelings for each other - feelings that must motivate them to survive the coming war. Forty years on, Shannon, a successful businesswoman and younger sister Jess, an accomplished chef, have left their days of poverty far behind. Shannon now has her sights set on purchasing the island where her young love began. But when reclusive businessman, Dermot Black, becomes acquainted with Jess and shows interest in Charles Green, Shannon is wary of his motives. What could Black possibly want with the island, and why is he so interested in the Harcourt sisters? A story of love and competing ambitions, and a reminder to never underestimate the determination of a woman.
|Author||: Brandon Sanderson,Rik Hoskin|
|Editor||: Dynamite Entertainment|
Underpowered and overwhelmed, Kenton tries to hold the Sand Masters together as forces political and personal conspire against them. Now, in one final push, Kenton must tap the most dangerous depths of his own abilities to combat the enemies within his own guild, and discover the truth behind the ambush that killed his father and almost destroyed the Sand Masters for good.
|Author||: Jeanetta Calhoun Mish,Dennis Ditmanson,Jim Eckles|
Varjabedian's photographs reveal snow-white dunes of gypsum, striking landforms, storms and stillness, panoramic vistas and breathtaking sunsets, intricate wind-blown patterns in the sand, ancient animal tracks, exquisite desert plants, and also the people who come to experience this place that is at once spectacular yet subtle.
|Author||: Edwin Page|
The Magical Isles Trilogy is a warm-hearted contemporary fairy tale set on the Isles of Scilly, a small archipelago of islands lying off the far south-western tip of the U.K. mainland. Filled with wonder and adventure, it tells the story of two children and their aunt whose lives are forever altered by the whim of fate and the discovery of a realm beyond our own. Caroline's life of tranquil solitude is about to be interrupted by the arrival of her niece and nephew. Emily and Toby are sent to stay with her on the island of St. Mary's while their parents attempt to find a solution to their marital problems. Little do any of them know that the stay will be prolonged. In White Sands, the children make their way to the islands. Ten year old Toby is set on finding a way to escape and return home, whereas his younger sister makes the most of a stay which is only supposed to last a week. Strange whisperings are heard as Caroline tries to make the children feel welcome and unseen forces wait to see if the arrival of the siblings will lead to the fulfilment of an ancient prophecy. Introducing us to the characters and the wonder of the islands, White Sands is filled with intrigue and laced with mystery as it lays the foundations of a story which leads us into the fairy realm in Volume Two, The Butterfly Riders. A compendium edition of The Magical Isles Trilogy will be available from the 3rd April both in paperback and Kindle formats
|Author||: Charles T. Hassett|
|Author||: Brandon Sanderson,Rik Hoskin|
|Editor||: Dynamite Entertainment|
A brand new saga of magic and adventure by #1 New York Times best-selling author Brandon Sanderson. On the planet of Taldain, the legendary Sand Masters harness arcane powers to manipulate sand in spectacular ways. But when they are slaughtered in a sinister conspiracy, the weakest of their number, Kenton, believes himself to be the only survivor. With enemies closing in on all sides, Kenton forges an unlikely partnership with Khriss -- a mysterious Darksider who hides secrets of her own. White Sand brings to life a crucial, unpublished part of Brandon Sanderson's sprawling Cosmere universe. The story has been adapted by Rik Hoskin (Mercy Thompson), with art by Julius Gopez and colors by Ross Campbell. Employing powerful imagery and Sanderson's celebrated approach to magical systems, White Sand is a spectacular new saga for lovers of fantasy and adventure.
|Author||: Elma Napier|
Scottish aristocrat Elma Napier turned her back on London high society in 1932, to move to Dominica, where she became the first woman to sit in a West Indian parliament. This is her memoir of life there.
|Author||: Daniel W. Fry,Rolf Telano|
|Editor||: Horus House Press|
Never has there been anything quite like it. Dr Daniel Fry, an engineer in charge of the installation of instruments for missile control and guidance at White Sands Proving Ground near Las Cruces, New Mexico, is whisked away on an 8000 mile UFO ride from White Sands to New York City and back. Thus begins his instruction by the extraterrestrial A-lan who wants everyone in this world to understand the truth about our existence and how we can spiritually profit from the beneficence of extraterrestrial contact. Here is a true story directed to all of us.
|Author||: Corey Recko|
|Editor||: University of North Texas Press|
"The evidence pointed at three men, former deputies William McNew, James Gililland, and Oliver Lee. These three men, however, were very close with powerful ex-judge, lawyer, and politician Albert B. Fall. It was even said by some that Fall was the mastermind behind the plot to kill Fountain. Forced to wait two years for a change in the political landscape, Garrett finally presented his evidence to the court and secured indictments against the three suspects." "The trial took place in the secluded town of Hillsboro. The murders of the Fountains became an afterthought as the accused men, defended by their attorney Fall, pleaded innocence. Missing witnesses plagued the prosecution, and armed supporters of the defendants, who packed the courtroom, intimidated others. The verdict: not guilty.".
|Author||: Don Höglund|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Descended from the greatest horses of the American West, the wild horses living on the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico -- one of the most dangerous places on Earth -- were a national treasure and a living legend. Big, strong, beautiful, and fierce, their ancestors were the mounts of the famous lawmen, hardy cowboys, and notorious outlaws who had once ruled the Wild West. Over the years, these far-flung herds of the Land of Enchantment had inspired many myths, and were said to be guarded by an implacable band of enormous, ghostly stallions that kept them from harm. But in 1994, after decades of suffering through droughts, food shortages, and all the dangers that go with living on a military-weapons testing site, scores of horses suddenly died. And almost two thousand were in such dire straits that they were unlikely to survive. In a race to prevent more tragic deaths, large-animal veterinarian Don Höglund was called in to organize and lead a team of dedicated cowboys, soldiers, and other professionals in removing the surviving horses and their babies to safety. Then would come the challenge of rehabilitating them, and eventually placing them in loving homes with people who could meet the needs of the highly spirited wild animals. For the first time in book form, Nobody's Horses tells the dramatic story of these noble horses' celebrated history, their defiant survival, and their incredible rescue. During the complex rescue, stampedes, escapes, and injuries ensued as well as struggles with animal rights activists and army officials. Everyone was in constant danger from unspent munitions on the ground and missile testing in the air. Cowboys, Native Americans, and ranchers -- all of whom cared deeply about the fate of the horses -- clashed in a battle of wills. And, of course, there were the horses themselves -- wild, extraordinarily powerful animals, not easily managed or moved, who would become known to their rescuers as fascinating, individual characters -- the wily old mares who evaded capture and led their bands to water and food, the beautiful colts and their amazing resilience and ability to bond with humans and each other, and the magnificent, powerful stallions who protected their harems and young against humans and predators. Luckily Höglund's team was also extraordinary, and their mission a celebrated success for all the people involved, the horses that were rescued, and the grateful families who adopted these living pieces of an American legacy. Filled with history and heroism, adventure and rivalry, and, ultimately, the heartwarming alliances between horses and people, which made the whole endeavor worthwhile, Nobody's Horses will stir the emotions and imaginations of horse lovers, humanitarians, and anyone who loves an uplifting tale of second chances. It's a story of how Nobody's Horses became Everybody's Horses.
|Author||: Paul Ducco|
|Editor||: Manta Publishing|
A one-of-a-kind book about the unique area that is Jervis Bay, Australia. With award-winning photography by renowned (and local) photographer Jordan Robins, White Sands captures the breathtaking natural beauty of an area that is world-famous — regarded by travellers as one of the most popular destinations on Australia's south-eastern coastline. The pages of 'White Sands — Jervis Bay Captured' are filled with a stunning array of images and information covering the region's indigenous culture, history, naval connection, wildlife and environment. Whether you're visiting Jervis Bay for the first time, returning to the wonder, or planning a future trip, White Sands is perfectly balanced to complement the area's natural beauty — where pristine blue-green waters meet perfect white sands.
|Author||: Cathrine Mann|
|Editor||: Harlequin / SB Creative|
When a young boy comes to her saying someone is trying to kill his dad, a surprised Allie, private investigator, decides to meet his father, Jake, to look into the matter. Allie gapes when she meets him?he has shiny blond hair, an athletic form and sensual amber eyes. She tries not to be mesmerized by his charm, telling herself that this is just a job. But the moment she opens her mouth, Jake icily tells her to get out of his office.