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A collection of games, easy-to-make crafts and projects, and festive menus that make the planning a theme party easy and… fun. Each theme plan includes a list of read-aloud books and movies to make the party complete.
By Ivan Aleksandrovich Goncharov. 1987
The 19th century Russian author's account of an 1852-1853 journey from St. Petersburg around the Cape of Good Hope, up… to Japan on the frigate "Pallada", concluding with an overland trek across Siberia. c1987. Uniform title: Fregat "Pallada".
By David Gilmour. 2007
The true story of author Gilmour's decision to let his 16-year-old son drop out of high school, on the condition… that the boy agree to watch three films a week with him. Examines how those years changed both their lives. From French New Wave and Kurosawa to De Palma, film noir, and Billy Wilder, Gilmour describes key moments in each film, as he teaches his son about life and the vagaries of growing up through the power of the movies. Strong language and descriptions of sex. Canada Reads 2012. 2007.
By Brian J Harvey. 2008
A biologist searches for a solution that will save many fish species from life-threatening dams. His adventures take him from… a fisheries patrol boat on the Fraser River to the great Tsukiji fish market in Japan, with stops in the Philippines, Thailand, and assorted South American countries. Portrays fishermen, fish farmers, and even fish cops in a new light, as well as scientists, shysters, and some very drunk, hairy Brazilian men in thongs. Some strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some descriptions of violence. c2008.
By Rina Mae Acosta, Michele Hutchison. 2017
Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison--an American and a Brit, both married to Dutchmen and raising their kids in the… Netherlands--report back on what makes Dutch kids so happy and well adjusted. 2017.
By Jerry Kobalenko. 2002
Ellesmere Island lays a mere 450 miles from the North Pole and has the highest peaks in the Western Hemisphere… east of the Rockies. For more than a decade, Kobalenko has traced the routes of explorers and Inuits, and broken many new trails across the frozen terrain of Ellesmere Island. He investigates the motives and mistakes of the island's first explorers, searches for clues to the mysterious disappearance of scientist-explorer Dr. Hans Kruger and the murder of an Inuit guide. 2002.
By Peter Levi. 1981
Greece as seen through the eyes of a sensitive traveller - English classicist, archaeologist, and former Jesuit priest, whose poetic… observations about the land and its people are interspersed with personal narrative. c1981.
By Paul Theroux. 1992
Renowned travel writer Theroux embarks on an exotic exploration of the Pacific Islands. From New Zealand to Hawaii, with stops… in New Guinea, Fiji, Samoa and others, he explores the lush landscapes, encounters unique wildlife, and lives among the fascinating peoples who have made Oceania their home. c1992.
By Ted Simon. 1997
The author recounts his 1500 mile journey, much of it on foot, through Eastern Germany, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, and Romania,… making personal connections with people in the turbulent region, and learning more about himself and his parents who had escaped from there years before. 1997.
By Eric Newby. 1978
The author made the 6,000 mile journey from Moscow to the Pacific, on the Trans-Siberian railway in 1977. He was… accompanied by a Slovene (his wife), a German (photographer) and the official Russian guide. The result is a very individual travel book. 1978.
By David Emblidge. 1996
A collection of travel diaries and registers, historical accounts, and other writings that portray the 2,140-mile recreational footpath running from… Georgia to Maine. Traces the wilderness trail northward, depicting its history, geology, scenery, wildlife, and lore. 1996.
By Stephen R Covey. 1997
From the author of "The seven habits of highly effective people" (DC30225) and father of nine, a method of achieving… peace and harmony at home. Recommends simple and practical ways to communicate and to resolve common problems so that "everyone wins." c1997.
By Diego Audemard. 2007
C'est en tandems que Jean-Christophe Perrot et Diego Audemard ont choisi de réaliser leur projet "Raconte-moi la Terre" découvrir l'Afrique,… pendant toute une année, guidés par des personnes non et mal- voyantes. Avec leurs 27 copilotes, ils ont pédalé sur 13 500 kilomètres à travers douze pays, gravi à pied quatre sommets de plus de 4 000 mètres d'altitude, et réalisé qu'au-delà du défi physique, ils vivaient un véritable partage des sens. Le témoignage d'une expérience authentique, menée pour le plaisir de voir avec d'autres yeux. Une aventure où il faut être deux pour avancer, un aveugle et un voyant, un autochtone et un étranger. 2007.
By Harvey S Wiener. 1988
The author believes that parents are able to enhance their children's language skills by engaging in conversations with them. He… provides strategies for interacting with children about their ideas, experiences and surroundings. 1988.
By Margaret J Meeker. 2007
Teen health expert Meg Meeker, M.D., documents the powerful influence dads have on daughters. The most crucial factor for girls… growing up into confident, well-adjusted women is a strong father with conservative values. Such fathers preempt eating disorders, failing grades, STDs, unwed pregnancy, and substance abuse - and promote academic achievement, successful marriage, and a satisfying emotional life. 2007.
By Michael Carr-Gregg. 2005
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is one of Australia's leading authorities on teenage behaviour. "Surviving Adolescents" is a clear and very down-to-earth… manual, drawing on his wealth of experience and wisdom. It has advice on all the thorny issues that confront families with teenagers - sexuality, risky behaviours, laziness, school and study problems, and much more. And it is full of practical tips for everyday survival, including: communicating effectively with young people, defusing family conflict, setting limits, keeping the stress of parenting at bay, avoiding common mistakes like fighting over things that don't matter. 2005.
Follows Tony Giles' journey of adventure as he travels across North America, Asia and Australasia. Full of drama, danger and… discovery, this travel biography is a young blind man's view of the world as he sets out to achieve his dream, dealing with disability while living life to the limit. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. c2010.
By Al Purdy, Sam Solecki. 1995
A collection of essays, anecdotes, travel pieces, and criticism by Canadian poet Al Purdy. The pieces are divided into essays… on encountering the world through Canadian sensibilities, opinions on other writers like Charles Bukowski, Margaret Atwood, and Bliss Carman, and reviews of poets like bill bissett and Russian Anna Akhmatova. 1995.
By Brian Hall. 1988
By Martha Heineman Pieper, William Joseph Pieper. 1999