Ada Blackjack

Ada Blackjack
Author: Virginia Loh-Hagan
Publsiher: Cherry Lake
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-01-01
ISBN: 1534109722
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ada Blackjack Book Excerpt:

Could you survive being a lone castaway on a deserted island? Ada Blackjack: Castaway in the True Survival series explores Blackjack's shocking survival story. The book is written with a high interest level and lower level of complexity to serve more mature students reading at lower levels. Clear visuals, colorful photographs (including images of the survivors!), and considerate text help with comprehension and wild facts hold the readers' interest from the first page to the last. A table of contents, glossary, and index all enhance comprehension and vocabulary.

Marooned in the Arctic

Marooned in the Arctic
Author: Peggy Caravantes
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-03-01
ISBN: 1613731019
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marooned in the Arctic Book Excerpt:

The first and only young adult book about Ada Blackjack and her remarkable, true-life survival story In 1921, four men ventured into the Arctic for a top-secret expedition—an attempt to claim the remote, uninhabited Wrangel Island in northern Siberia for Canada. With the men was a 23-year-old Inuit woman named Ada Blackjack, who had signed on as a cook and seamstress to earn money to care for her sick son, left at home. Conditions soon turned dire for the team when, after rations ran out, they were unable to kill enough game to survive. Three of the men tried to cross the frozen Chukchi Sea for help but were never seen again, leaving Ada with one remaining, ill team member whom she cared for but who soon died of scurvy. Determined to be reunited with her son, Ada learned to survive alone in the icy world by trapping foxes, catching seals, and avoiding polar bears. She taught herself to shoot a shotgun and a rifle. After Ada was finally rescued in August 1923, after two years total on the island, she became an instant celebrity, with newspapers calling her a real "female Robinson Crusoe." The first and only young adult book about Ada Blackjack and her remarkable story, Marooned in the Arctic includes sidebars on relevant topics of interest to teens, such as the uses of cats on sailing ships, the phenomenon known as Arctic hysteria, and various aspects of Inuit culture and beliefs.

Northern Voices

Northern Voices
Author: Penny Petrone
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2017-05-24
ISBN: 1487516916
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Northern Voices Book Excerpt:

Inuit of northern Canada have a rich oral tradition in their ancient languages and a more recent tradition of written English. Penny Petrone traces the two paths that link the cultural past of arctic peoples with its expression in the present day. The book's first section includes traditional legends, myths, folk history told by native story-tellers, and poetry sung by Inuit composers. The second presents statements and observations by some of the first Inuit to come into contact with European newcomers, including official reports, interviews, letters, and diaries. Next are early poetry and prose in translation, much of it autobiographical. The final section includes contemporary Inuit writing, from essays and speeches to fiction, poetry, and other genres of imaginative literature. The editor has provided an introduction for each item and arranged the material chronologically to give historical perspective and continuity to the whole.

The Greatest Survival Stories of All Time

The Greatest Survival Stories of All Time
Author: Cara Tabachnick
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-07-23
ISBN: 1612439225
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greatest Survival Stories of All Time Book Excerpt:

This collection of survival stories recounts the harrowing true experiences of people across the globe who faced certain death—and survived. The stories in this riveting volume seem too unbelievable to be true. Lost individuals facing the most severe natural disasters, the most dangerous situations, and the most inhospitable conditions . . . somehow making it out alive. From plane crashes and sinking ships to surviving in freezing forests and scorching deserts, this anthology includes some of the most famous, unbelievable tales of beating the odds. This book features gripping tales of sheer bravery and quick thinking, including: Juliane Koepcke, the sole survivor of a plane crash in the Peruvian Amazon Jose Salvador Alvarenga, who floated for thirteen months alone in the Pacific ocean Aron Ralston, who cut off his arm to escape the canyon he’d been trapped in Lincoln Hall, who was abandoned on Mount Everest . . . and many more.

Four Corners Level 2 Workbook B

Four Corners Level 2 Workbook B
Author: Jack C. Richards,David Bohlke
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2011-08-29
ISBN: 0521126975
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Four Corners Level 2 Workbook B Book Excerpt:

Four Corners is an integrated four-skills English course for adults and young adults. Four Corners Workbook B, Level 2 has eight-page units that can be used in class or for homework. Units 7-12 provide students with additional vocabulary, grammar, functional language, and reading practice.

Four Corners Level 2 Workbook

Four Corners Level 2 Workbook
Author: Jack C. Richards,David Bohlke
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2011-08-29
ISBN: 0521127017
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Four Corners Level 2 Workbook Book Excerpt:

A collection of twelve lessons that teach English language grammar, vocabulary, functional language, listening and pronunciation, reading and writing and speaking.

Scribbling Women

 Scribbling Women
Author: Marthe Jocelyn
Publsiher: Tundra Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-03-22
ISBN: 1770492305
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scribbling Women Book Excerpt:

In 1855, Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote to his publisher, complaining about the irritating fad of “scribbling women.” Whether they were written by professionals, by women who simply wanted to connect with others, or by those who wanted to leave a record of their lives, those “scribbles” are fascinating, informative, and instructive. Margaret Catchpole was a transported prisoner whose eleven letters provide the earliest record of white settlement in Australia. Writing hundreds of years later, Aboriginal writer Doris Pilkington-Garimara wrote a novel about another kind of exile in Australia. Young Isabella Beeton, one of twenty-one children and herself the mother of four, managed to write a groundbreaking cookbook before she died at the age of twenty-eight. World traveler and journalist Nelly Bly used her writing to expose terrible injustices. Sei Shonagan has left us poetry and journal entries that provide a vivid look at the pampered life and intrigues in Japan’s imperial court. Ada Blackjack, sole survivor of a disastrous scientific expedition in the Arctic, fought isolation and fear with her precious Eversharp pencil. Dr. Dang Thuy Tram’s diary, written in a field hospital in the steaming North Vietnamese jungle while American bombs fell, is a heartbreaking record of fear and hope. Many of the women in “Scribbling Women” had eventful lives. They became friends with cannibals, delivered babies, stole horses, and sailed on whaling ships. Others lived quietly, close to home. But each of them has illuminated the world through her words. A note from the author: OOPS! On page 197, the credit for the Portrait of Harriet Jacobs on page 43 should read: courtesy of Library of Congress, not Jean Fagan Yellin. On page 197, the credit for the portrait of Isabella Beeton on page 61 should read: National Portrait Gallery, London. On page 198, the credit for page 147 should be Dang Kim Tram, not Kim Tram Dang. We are very sorry about the mix-up in the Photo Credits, they will be updated on any new editions or reprints.

The Disastrous Wrangel Island Expedition

The Disastrous Wrangel Island Expedition
Author: Katrina M. Phillips
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1663958912
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Disastrous Wrangel Island Expedition Book Excerpt:

In 1921, Inupait seamstress Ada Blackjack joined a a group of four white men who wanted to establish a trading post on Wrangel Island in the freezing Arctic Ocean. The explorers were stranded on the island when their return ship was forced to turn back due to ice. Facing harsh conditions and dwindling food supplies, the men died one by one, but Ada remained. Find out how she alone managed to survive the disastrous expedition.

Fighting to Survive in the Wilderness

Fighting to Survive in the Wilderness
Author: Eric Mark Braun
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2020-04-02
ISBN: 1474789412
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fighting to Survive in the Wilderness Book Excerpt:

Bitter cold. Extreme heat. Dangerous terrain. Sudden storms. When you're in the wild, you're at the whim of nature, and anything can happen. Could you survive a wilderness disaster? Discover the true tales of people who did, and find out how they lived to tell their stories.

Historical Heroines

Historical Heroines
Author: Michelle Rosenberg,Sonia D Picker
Publsiher: Grub Street Publishers
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-02-28
ISBN: 152671535X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Heroines Book Excerpt:

From Mata Hari and Pocahontas to Lucrezia Borgia and Hedy Lamarr—fascinating portraits of history’s most unforgettable, and some unjustly forgotten, women. Cleopatra. Audrey Hepburn. Sappho. Calamity Jane. Marie Antoinette. Lilith. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Dame Emma Hamilton. Mary Shelley. Mary Frith. Some are celebrated in folklore legend; some are remembered only as movie stars; many will be familiar in their native countries; while others are, for the most part, unjustly unknown. Not anymore. Let this rewarding anthology set the record straight on: World War I heroine and nurse Edith Cavell; turn of the century Iñupiat explorer Ada Blackjack; eighteenth-century abolitionist, slave, and women’s rights pioneer Soujourner Truth; Gorgo, 480 BC Queen of Sparta; Agent 355, the American Revolution’s most mysterious spy; nineteenth-century socialite and archaeologist Lady Hester Stanhope; eighteenth-century Irish physician Margaret Bulky who plied her trade by passing as a man for fifty years; and many, many more adventurers, leaders, and freedom fighters—each and every one, a groundbreaker whose name deserves a place in history.

NKJV American Woman s Bible eBook

NKJV  American Woman s Bible  eBook
Author: Thomas Nelson
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 1536
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN: 0529104326
Category: Bibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

NKJV American Woman s Bible eBook Book Excerpt:

Part of the Signature Series line of Thomas Nelson Bibles The New King James Version® - More than 60 million copies sold

Her Epic Adventure

Her Epic Adventure
Author: Julia De Laurentiis Johnston
Publsiher: Kids Can Press Ltd
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2021-05-04
ISBN: 1525301101
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Her Epic Adventure Book Excerpt:

Thrilling true stories of female adventurers from around the world. Throughout history, women seeking adventure often faced opposition. But here are 25 remarkable women — from pilots to mountain climbers, deep-sea divers to Antarctic explorers — who defied expectations and made history. Included are Bessie Coleman, famously known as the first Black woman to earn a pilot’s license (two years before Amelia Earhart!). But readers will also learn about lesser-known women, such as Diana Nyad, the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, and Arunima Sinha, the first woman amputee to climb Mount Everest. Though their experiences are all different, these women have one thing in common: they didn’t let anything get in the way of their dreams! Watch out world, the next generation of adventurers are about to get inspired.

Extraordinary Women Explorers

Extraordinary Women Explorers
Author: Frances Rooney
Publsiher: Second Story Press
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN: 1926739191
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extraordinary Women Explorers Book Excerpt:

A thirst for adventure, a deep desire to push themselves beyond their comfort zones, and an innate curiosity about the world and its peoples drive the biographies of the ten women explorers profiled here. As explorers they bring skills in cartography, geography, history, anthropology, botany, photography, linguistics and writing to their travels. Their stories begin with Sacagawea, a Native guide in the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1805, and end in the present, with Mattie McNair and Denise Martin, the Canadian leaders of Arctic and Antarctic expeditions. These are stories of women who dared to push beyond the safety of their own communities in order to live their dreams.

The Girl Who Rode a Shark

The Girl Who Rode a Shark
Author: Ailsa Ross
Publsiher: Pajama Press Inc.
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN: 1772780987
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl Who Rode a Shark Book Excerpt:

Now more than ever, the world is recognizing how strong women and girls are. How strong? In the early 1920s, Aboriginal Alaskan expeditioner Ada Blackjack survived for two years as a castaway on an uninhabited island in the Arctic Ocean before she was finally rescued. And she’s just one example. The Girl Who Rode a Shark: And Other Stories of Daring Women is a rousing collection of biographies focused on women and girls who have written, explored, or otherwise plunged headfirst into the pages of history. Undaunted by expectations, they made their mark by persevering in pursuit of their passions. The tales come from a huge variety of times and places, from a Canadian astronaut to an Indian secret agent and to a Balkan pirate queen who stood up to Ancient Rome. Author and activist Ailsa Ross gives readers a fun, informative piece of nonfiction that emphasizes the boundless potential of a new generation of women. Stunning portraits by artist Amy Blackwell accompany every biography in bold, vibrant colours.

Threatening Anthropology

Threatening Anthropology
Author: David H. Price
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2004-03-30
ISBN: 0822385686
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Threatening Anthropology Book Excerpt:

A vital reminder of the importance of academic freedom, Threatening Anthropology offers a meticulously detailed account of how U.S. Cold War surveillance damaged the field of anthropology. David H. Price reveals how dozens of activist anthropologists were publicly and privately persecuted during the Red Scares of the 1940s and 1950s. He shows that it was not Communist Party membership or Marxist beliefs that attracted the most intense scrutiny from the fbi and congressional committees but rather social activism, particularly for racial justice. Demonstrating that the fbi’s focus on anthropologists lessened as activist work and Marxist analysis in the field tapered off, Price argues that the impact of McCarthyism on anthropology extended far beyond the lives of those who lost their jobs. Its messages of fear and censorship had a pervasive chilling effect on anthropological investigation. As critiques that might attract government attention were abandoned, scholarship was curtailed. Price draws on extensive archival research including correspondence, oral histories, published sources, court hearings, and more than 30,000 pages of fbi and government memorandums released to him under the Freedom of Information Act. He describes government monitoring of activism and leftist thought on college campuses, the surveillance of specific anthropologists, and the disturbing failure of the academic community—including the American Anthropological Association—to challenge the witch hunts. Today the “war on terror” is invoked to license the government’s renewed monitoring of academic work, and it is increasingly difficult for researchers to access government documents, as Price reveals in the appendix describing his wrangling with Freedom of Information Act requests. A disquieting chronicle of censorship and its consequences in the past, Threatening Anthropology is an impassioned cautionary tale for the present.

The Wild World Handbook Habitats

The Wild World Handbook  Habitats
Author: Andrea Debbink
Publsiher: Quirk Books
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2021-05-25
ISBN: 1683692470
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wild World Handbook Habitats Book Excerpt:

Packed with real-life tales of adventure, breathtaking illustrations, and practical tools, this handbook is an inspiring guide for the next generation of climate activists, conservationists, and nature lovers. The wonder of the natural world surrounds us—from the Amazon rainforest to the snowy peaks of Mount Everest to the green spaces in big cities. And as the threat of climate change grows, it’s more important than ever to show appreciation for our planet by taking action. The first book in a middle grade series for young environmental activists and nature lovers, The Wild World Handbook offers a roadmap for change and an invitation to explore the outdoors, alongside surprising facts and hands-on STEAM activities. Featuring nine habitats from around the globe, each section includes diverse biographies of outdoor adventurers, scientists, and artists who used their passion and skills to become bold allies for Earth’s natural diversity and resiliency. Inside you will find: • Nine Amazing Habitats • Eighteen Inspiring Biographies • Nine Kid-Friendly DIY Activities • Nine Fun Field Trips • And much more! It’s up to us to protect this beautiful, awe-inspiring planet we call home!

Taking Charge

Taking Charge
Author: Joan Steinau Lester
Publsiher: Conari Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 1996-10-01
ISBN: 9781609256975
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taking Charge Book Excerpt:

Offers proven, effective strategies for every woman, whether secretary or CEO. Provides encouragement and goal-setting guidelines. Gives detailed suggestions for forming action support groups.

Original Sisters

Original Sisters
Author: Anita Kunz
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-11-09
ISBN: 0593316150
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Original Sisters Book Excerpt:

From the internationally acclaimed artist, a stunning collection of portraits of ground-breaking women—Joan of Arc, Josephine Baker, Greta Thunberg, Misty Copeland, and many more history-making women whose names have been forgotten and are finally being brought to light. With a Foreword by Roxane Gay “This book, as a whole, offers the reader possibility and promise … You will be introduced to many of these women for the first time, because history is rarely kind to women until it is forced to be. You will learn about artists and activists, rulers and rebels.” —Roxane Gay, from the Foreword Original Sisters was born from the COVID-19 quarantine. In early March 2020, locked down in her home-studio in Toronto and longing for inspiration, artist Anita Kunz started researching women on the Internet. She wasn’t sure what she was looking for, but she soon found an array of astonishing people who had done amazing things—some of whom she had heard of, but most of whom she had not. And then she began to paint their pictures and write down their stories. The result is a jaw-dropping feat of historic and artistic research. The wide variety of lives, occupations, time periods, and achievements is absolutely mind-bending. From Joan of Arc to Josephine Baker, from Hippolyta to Greta Thunberg, from Anne Frank to Misty Copeland: these women made and changed history. But there are just as many whom you’ve never heard of, who were never recognized in their lifetimes, whose achievements need to be brought to light. They include the anti-Nazi activist Sophie Scholl, who was executed at age twenty-one by the Third Reich, and Alice Ball, a young African American scientist who discovered a treatment for leprosy but died tragically before she could receive credit for it. This is not only a breathtaking art book. Original Sisters also recounts a secret history that must be told so that it is a secret no more.

The Ultimate Book of Top Ten Lists

The Ultimate Book of Top Ten Lists
Author: Jami Frater
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 722
Release: 2009-11-03
ISBN: 156975800X
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ultimate Book of Top Ten Lists Book Excerpt:

A collection of obscure facts, impressive achievements, despicable crimes, bizarre records, unforgettable films and more from the authors of listverse.com. Discover bizarre facts, amazing trivia, astonishing mysteries, natural wonders, little-known people, useful tips and much more in this mammoth bathroom reader. From crime, movies and music to science, history and literature, this book offers an incredible array of intriguing top-ten lists, including: • Urban Legends—Debunked • Influential People Who Never Lived • Ancient Methods of Execution • Poisonous Foods We Love to Eat • Inventions of the Middle Ages • Gruesome Fairytale Origins • Secret Societies • Amazing Film Swordfights • Bizarre Animal Mating Rituals • Misconceptions About Evolution • Tips for Frugal Living • Fascinating Graveyards You Must See

Acts of Occupation

Acts of Occupation
Author: Janice Cavell,Jeff Noakes
Publsiher: UBC Press
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN: 0774818697
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acts of Occupation Book Excerpt:

In Acts of Occupation, historians Cavell and Noakes deliver the engrossing story of Canada’s early days of Arctic policy. Drawing on a wealth of previously untapped archival sources, they show how one explorer’s self-serving ambition fueled unfounded paranoia about Denmark’s designs on the north, and ultimately served as the catalyst for Canada’s active administrative occupation of the Arctic. A compelling tale that throws new light on a transformative period in Canadian Arctic policy-making, Acts of Occupation offers much-needed historical context for contemporary debates on northern sovereignty.