Magellan Over the Edge of the World

Magellan  Over the Edge of the World
Author: Laurence Bergreen
Publsiher: Roaring Brook Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-05-23
ISBN: 1626721211
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magellan Over the Edge of the World Book Excerpt:

A middle-grade adaptation of Laurence Bergreen's adult bestseller, about Magellan's historic voyage around the globe. On September 6, 1522, a horribly battered ship manned by eighteen malnourished, scurvy-ridden sailors appeared on the horizon near a Spanish port. They were survivors of the first European expedition to circle the globe. Originally comprised of five ships and 260 sailors, the fleet's captain and most of its crew were dead. How did Ferdinand Magellan's voyage to circle the world—one of the largest and best-equipped expeditions ever mounted—turn into this ghost ship? The answer is provided in this thoroughly researched tale of mutiny and murder spanning the entire globe, marked equally by triumph and tragedy. Thrilling, grisly, and completely true, Magellan: Over the Edge of the World tells a story that not only marks a turning point in history, but also resonates powerfully with the present.

Face at the Edge of the World

Face at the Edge of the World
Author: Eve Bunting
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1988-09
ISBN: 9780899198002
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Face at the Edge of the World Book Excerpt:

Haunted by the suicide of a gifted young black writer who was his best friend, Jed pursues the reason for it.

The Ponies At The Edge Of The World

The Ponies At The Edge Of The World
Author: Catherine Munro
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022-05-19
ISBN: 1473598648
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ponies At The Edge Of The World Book Excerpt:

'A meditation on connection between humans and animals, and the homes we make in wild places. I was completely immersed' Katherine May, bestselling author of Wintering Catherine Munro transforms her life when she moves to Shetland to study the hardy ponies who call this archipelago home. Over the course of her first year, she is welcomed into the rhythms and routines that characterise life at the edge of the world. When faced with personal loss, Catherine finds comfort and connection in the shared lives of the people, animals and wild landscapes of Shetland. The Ponies at the Edge of the World is a heartfelt love letter to the beauty and resilience of these magical ponies and their native land. This is a stunning book on community, hope and finding home.

A Kite at the Edge of the World

A Kite at the Edge of the World
Author: Katy Grant
Publsiher: Yearning Press
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2020-04-02
ISBN: 1733080619
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Kite at the Edge of the World Book Excerpt:

It had been a great day. Perhaps the Best Day… A seaside village many years ago. A boy makes a new friend who says he has always wanted to come to the seashore. This is his last wish, to see where the world ends and the blue begins—because he is dying. “Then we should do something fun today,” the younger boy announces. Fun! With all the doctors and hospitals, there’s been little time for fun. But what should they do? Flying a kite is great fun on a windy day. But first they must make their kite. And they’ll need supplies. And the money to buy them. And they will have to get around all the grown-ups who might stand in their way. And so this never-to-be-forgotten day begins. This is a story of friendship. Of first loss. And of seizing the day.

At the Edge of the World

At the Edge of the World
Author: Kari Jones
Publsiher: Orca Book Publishers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-10-11
ISBN: 1459810643
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

At the Edge of the World Book Excerpt:

Maddie and Ivan have been friends forever. They go to school together, surf, party, and hang out all the time. Ivan eats at Maddie's house almost every day. But all is not well in Ivan's world, and as control of his life slips farther away from him, Maddie agonises over her role in his life. Ivan fears the fallout if the people in his community discover what he's been hiding, but Maddie thinks telling his secret will help him. As Maddie struggles to figure out her own post-high-school path, she worries about how to deal with the things she knows about Ivan's life. Is she a keeper of his secrets? Should she help him hide what's going on in his family? Or should she tell someone and get help? What does betrayal look like when your best friend is in trouble?

War at the Edge of the World

War at the Edge of the World
Author: Ian Ross
Publsiher: Head of Zeus
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-01-01
ISBN: 1784081116
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War at the Edge of the World Book Excerpt:

AN EMPIRE IN DECLINE. Centurion Aurelius Castus – once a soldier in the elite legions of the Danube – believes his glory days are over, as he finds himself in the cold, grey wastes of northern Britain, battling to protect an empire in decline. Here he must face the barbarians beyond Hadrian's Wall, in a mission riven with bloodshed and treachery. Can Castus keep his promise to a woman he has sworn to help? And is anything about this doomed enterprise what it seems? War at the Edge of the World is the epic first instalment in a sequence of novels set at the end of the Roman Empire, during the reign of the Emperor Constantine.

On the Edge of the World

On the Edge of the World
Author: Richard Longstreth,Richard W. Longstreth
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 455
Release: 1998-05-18
ISBN: 9780520214156
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Edge of the World Book Excerpt:

Richard Longstreth provides a detailed picture of the early careers of four architects—Bernard Maybeck, Willis Polk, Ernest Coxhead, and A.C. Schweinfurth—who had a decisive impact on the course of design in the San Francisco Bay Area and who stand as significant contributors to American architecture.

Falling Off the Edge of the World

Falling Off the Edge of the World
Author: Shelly Anderson
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2013-09
ISBN: 1304471926
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Falling Off the Edge of the World Book Excerpt:

What would tempt a young woman to run off to a country she knew almost nothing about? I was that young woman. Fleeing a bitter divorce and my safe, but mundane, life I accepted a job in Saudi Arabia, a country that by all reports was the most austere on earth. I ran headlong into an unexpected adventure that would change my life forever. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - mysterious, beautiful and dangerous. A land of stunning desert landscapes where modern ways co-exist uneasily with ancient traditions. An enigma of a place where the state executioner is revered, where beautiful women shroud themselves in black, and ferocious desert sandstorms turn high noon into darkest night. Somewhere along the way I fell in love with the Middle East and its people, their proud history, and their gracious hospitality. This is my story.

Light at the Edge of the World

Light at the Edge of the World
Author: Wade Davis
Publsiher: D & M Publishers
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-12-01
ISBN: 9781926706894
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Light at the Edge of the World Book Excerpt:

For more than 30 years, renowned anthropologist Wade Davis has traveled the globe, studying the mysteries of sacred plants and celebrating the world’s traditional cultures. His passion as an ethnobotanist has brought him to the very center of indigenous life in places as remote and diverse as the Canadian Arctic, the deserts of North Africa, the rain forests of Borneo, the mountains of Tibet, and the surreal cultural landscape of Haiti. In Light at the Edge of the World, Davis explores the idea that these distinct cultures represent unique visions of life itself and have much to teach the rest of the world about different ways of living and thinking. As he investigates the dark undercurrents tearing people from their past and propelling them into an uncertain future, Davis reiterates that the threats faced by indigenous cultures endanger and diminish all cultures.

Dancing at the Edge of the World

Dancing at the Edge of the World
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publsiher: Grove Press
Total Pages: 306
Release: 1989
ISBN: 9780802135292
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dancing at the Edge of the World Book Excerpt:

The celebrated author offers her thoughts on a broad range of subjects, including literary criticism, the state of science fiction writing today, and government and governmental policies

The Tower at the Edge of the World

The Tower at the Edge of the World
Author: William Heinesen
Publsiher: SCB Distributors
Total Pages: 153
Release: 2018
ISBN: 191021373X
Category: Welsh fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Angels on the Edge of the World

Angels on the Edge of the World
Author: Kathy Lavezzo
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780801473098
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angels on the Edge of the World Book Excerpt:

In a view that sweeps from the tenth century to the mid 16th century, this text shows how the English people's concern with their island's relative isolation on the global map contributed to the emergence of a distinctive English national consciousness in which marginality came to be seen as a virtue.

The Dragon at the Edge of the World

The Dragon at the Edge of the World
Author: Charles White
Publsiher: Charles White
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-06
ISBN: 0578024683
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dragon at the Edge of the World Book Excerpt:

An irreverent look at the first contact between Vikings and indians...The special Viking rowing song: Oh we'll sail away/ For a year and a day/ But it's not for gold or plunder, / Yeah we'll sail around/ 'Til we sink and drown/ And our mighty ship goes under, / Oh we'll make the gray whale tremble, / Our weapons bright we pledge, / We'll sail around 'til we sink and drown/ But we won't fall off the edge / -Two Viking brothers are lost in the New World; one loses his ship in a dice game with the Moha

My Diary from the Edge of the World

My Diary from the Edge of the World
Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2015-11-03
ISBN: 144248389X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Diary from the Edge of the World Book Excerpt:

Told in diary form by an irresistible heroine, this “heartfelt, bittersweet, and ever-so-clever coming-of-age fantasy” (School Library Journal, starred review) named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of the Year from the New York Times bestselling author of the May Bird trilogy sparkles with science, myth, magic, and the strange beauty of the everyday marvels we sometimes forget to notice. Spirited, restless Gracie Lockwood has lived in Cliffden, Maine, her whole life. She’s a typical girl in an atypical world: one where sasquatches helped to win the Civil War, where dragons glide over Route 1 on their way south for the winter (sometimes burning down a T.J. Maxx or an Applebee’s along the way), where giants hide in caves near LA and mermaids hunt along the beaches, and where Dark Clouds come for people when they die. To Gracie it’s all pretty ho-hum…until a Cloud comes looking for her little brother Sam, turning her small-town life upside down. Determined to protect Sam against all odds, her parents pack the family into a used Winnebago and set out on an epic search for a safe place that most people say doesn’t exist: The Extraordinary World. It’s rumored to lie at the ends of the earth, and no one has ever made it there and lived to tell the tale. To reach it, the Lockwoods will have to learn to believe in each other—and to trust that the world holds more possibilities than they’ve ever imagined.

I Glanced Out the Window and Saw the Edge of the World

I Glanced Out the Window and Saw the Edge of the World
Author: Catherine Halsall
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-07-08
ISBN: 1725258994
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Glanced Out the Window and Saw the Edge of the World Book Excerpt:

This book is about WAR—not the causes and results, not the planning and the campaigns, not the artillery and the bombs. It is about the heinous crimes committed by the combatants, the horrifying experiences of civilians, the devastation of cities and villages, the killing and the dying, the glory leading to revulsion and guilt, and the assimilation of suffering that either ends in death or in the triumph of the soul. It looks at the struggle of the church to remain faithful and the servants of the church who seek to bring sense and solace to the victims. It discusses antisemitism, racism, and war itself from biblical perspectives. It reveals the unjustifiable reasons for engaging in war and how this brings catastrophic results for all peoples—the mental instability of the survivors and the loss and grief of those on the home front. In war, how can men and women carry out the actions that they do? As Viktor Frankl writes: “After all, man is that being who has invented the gas chambers of Auschwitz; however, he is also that being who has entered those gas chambers upright, with the Lord’s Prayer or the Shema Yisrael on his lips.”

On the Edge of the World

On the Edge of the World
Author: Nikolaĭ Semenovich Leskov
Publsiher: St Vladimir's Seminary Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9780881411188
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Edge of the World Book Excerpt:

"Based on a true story of an early Russian missionary bishop's trip to the far reaches of Eastern Siberia, Nicolai Leskov (1831-1895), the master of hte Russian short story, delights the reader with a tale of adventure and substance. Leskob, the Russian equivalent of the American mark Twain, is a powerful storyteller, utilizing language and acute characterizations to weave an unforgettable tale"(from cover).

The Edge of the World

The Edge of the World
Author: Phil Callaway
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN: 9780736916622
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Edge of the World Book Excerpt:

This tender coming-of-age novel probes the deep issues of life and faith through the unguarded honesty of youth.

Island on the Edge of the World

Island on the Edge of the World
Author: Charles MacLean
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-07-01
ISBN: 1847674720
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Island on the Edge of the World Book Excerpt:

For more than two thousand years the people of St Kilda remained remote from the world. Their society was viable, utopian even; but in the nineteenth century the islands were discovered by missionaries, do-gooders and tourists, who brought with them money, disease and despotism. In 1930, the few remaining islanders were evacuated, no longer able to support themselves. An exploration of the life and death of the remote Hebridean society, Island on the Edge of the World is a moving account of human endeavour.

The Edge of the World

The Edge of the World
Author: Michael Pye
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-11-06
ISBN: 0241963842
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Edge of the World Book Excerpt:

Featured in New York Times: 100 Notable Books of 2015 Michael Pye's The Edge of the World is an epic adventure: from the Vikings to the Enlightenment, from barbaric outpost to global centre, it tells the amazing story of northern Europe's transformation by sea. 'An utterly beguiling journey into the dark ages of the north sea. A complete revelation . . . Pye writes like a dream. Magnificent' Jerry Brotton, author of A History of the World in Twelve Maps This is a story of saints and spies, of fishermen and pirates, traders and marauders - and of how their wild and daring journeys across the North Sea built the world we know. When the Roman Empire retreated, northern Europe was a barbarian outpost at the very edge of everything. A thousand years later, it was the heart of global empires and the home of science, art, enlightenment and money. We owe this transformation to the tides and storms of the North Sea. The water was dangerous, but it was far easier than struggling over land; so it was the sea that brought people together. Boats carried food and raw materials, but also new ideas and information. The seafarers raided, ruined and killed, but they also settled and coupled. With them they brought new tastes and technologies - books, clothes, manners, paintings and machines. In this dazzling historical adventure, we return to a time that is largely forgotten and watch as the modern world is born. We see the spread of money and how it paved the way for science. We see how plague terrorised even the rich and transformed daily life for the poor. We watch as the climate changed and coastlines shifted, people adapted and towns flourished. We see the arrival of the first politicians, artists, lawyers: citizens. From Viking raiders to Mongol hordes, Frisian fishermen to Hanseatic hustlers, travelling as far west as America and as far east as Byzantium, we see how the life and traffic of the seas changed everything. Drawing on an astonishing breadth of learning and packed with human stories and revelations, this is the epic drama of how we came to be who we are. 'A closely-researched and fascinating characterisation of the richness of life and the underestimated interconnections of the peoples all around the medieval and early modern North Sea. A real page-turner' Chris Wickham, author of The Inheritance of Rome: A History of Europe from 400 to 1000 'Elegant writing and extraordinary scholarship . . . Miraculous' Hugh Aldersey-Williams, author of Periodic Tales and Anatomies 'Splendid. A heady mix of social, economic, and intellectual history, written in an engaging style. It offers a counterpoint to the many studies of the Mediterranean, arguing for the importance of the North Sea. Exciting, fun, and informative' Michael Prestwich, Professor of History, Durham University Michael Pye has written eleven previous books, translated into eleven languages, including two British bestsellers and two New York Times Notable Books of the Year. He took a First and various prizes in Modern History at Oxford, and was then for many years a highly successful journalist, columnist and broadcaster in London and New York. He now lives between London and rural Portugal.

At the Edge of the Solid World

At the Edge of the Solid World
Author: Daniel Davis Wood
Publsiher: Brio Books Pty Ltd
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2020-10-07
ISBN: 1922267015
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

At the Edge of the Solid World Book Excerpt:

In a snowbound village in the heart of the Swiss Alps, a husband and wife find their lives breaking apart in the days and months following the death of their firstborn. Meanwhile, on the far side of the world in the couple’s hometown of Sydney, a man on the margins of Australian society commits an act of shocking violence that galvanises international attention. As the husband recognises signs of his own grief in both the survivors and the perpetrator, his fixation on the details of the case feeds into insomnia, trauma, and an obsession with the terms on which we give value to human lives. At the Edge of the Solid World is a compulsive, compelling and lyrical novel, told with extraordinary empathy and emotional intelligence. It is the story of a child’s life cut short after just one day. Of a mother and father bereft at the loss of the future they’d imagined. Of an unspeakable crime, public outrage, anguish on the streets and a media frenzy that engineers heroes and villains, martyrs and scapegoats. Most of all, it is a profound meditation on the nature of loss, the resilience and fragility of the family unit and the stories we tell to explain the world. Praise for Blood and Bone by Daniel Davis Wood ‘[Blood and Bone] fulfils two objectives: shedding light on a dark past, and exploring intellectual and aesthetic problems that the writing of such a story might create. The story is grounded in factual material and Wood has filled the gaps with imagined scenes and conversations, but the tale is made seamless by a tight structure and a hypnotic style that seems to owe something to the work of Gerald Murnane.’ —Kerryn Goldsworthy, The Sydney Morning Herald