Still Points North

Still Points North
Author: Leigh Newman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1400069246
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An account of the author's life on the Alaskan tundra describes the skills she acquired, her childhood transitions between the homes of her bitterly divorced parents, and her difficulties in making human connections as an adult.

Still Points North

Still Points North
Author: Leigh Newman
Publsiher: Dial Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-03-19
ISBN: 0679603557
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Still Points North Book Excerpt:

Part adventure story, part love story, part homecoming, Still Points North is a page-turning memoir that explores the extremes of belonging and exile, and the difference between how to survive and knowing how to truly live. Growing up in the wilds of Alaska, seven-year-old Leigh Newman spent her time landing silver salmon, hiking glaciers, and flying in a single-prop plane. But her life split in two when her parents unexpectedly divorced, requiring her to spend summers on the tundra with her “Great Alaskan” father and the school year in Baltimore with her more urbane mother. Navigating the fraught terrain of her family’s unraveling, Newman did what any outdoorsman would do: She adapted. With her father she fished remote rivers, hunted caribou, and packed her own shotgun shells. With her mother she memorized the names of antique furniture, composed proper bread-and-butter notes, and studied Latin poetry at a private girl’s school. Charting her way through these two very different worlds, Newman learned to never get attached to people or places, and to leave others before they left her. As an adult, she explored the most distant reaches of the globe as a travel writer, yet had difficulty navigating the far more foreign landscape of love and marriage. In vivid, astonishing prose, Newman reveals how a child torn between two homes becomes a woman who both fears and idealizes connection, how a need for independence can morph into isolation, and how even the most guarded heart can still long for understanding. Still Points North is a love letter to an unconventional Alaskan childhood of endurance and affection, one that teaches us that no matter where you go in life, the truest tests of courage are the chances you take, not with bears and blizzards, but with other people. Praise for Still Points North “Newman has crafted a vivid exploration of a broken family. . . . Her pain will resonate strongly with readers, and she vividly brings both Alaska and Maryland to life. . . . A natural for book clubs.”—Booklist “Newman’s adult search for her own true home is riveting, as are her worldwide adventures; it’s a joy to be in on the ride.”—Reader’s Digest “What really sets this fearless memoir apart is the heartfelt, riotously funning writing, which will have you reading passages aloud, and rooting for Newman all the way.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Newman writes so lucidly about bewilderment, so honestly about self-deception, so courageously about fear, so compassionately about insensitivity, so hilariously about suffering and loss. Still Points North is a remarkable book: a travel memoir of the mapless, dangerous seas and territories between childhood and adulthood.”—Karen Russell, Pulitzer Prize finalist for Swamplandia! “A wise, refreshing and enjoyable read.”—New York Daily News “[Newman is] at her best bringing to life the chapters on her near-feral Alaskan upbringing. You can practically smell the freshly killed game.”—Entertainment Weekly

Nobody Gets Out Alive

Nobody Gets Out Alive
Author: Leigh Newman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022-04-12
ISBN: 1982180307
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Named a MOST ANTICIPATED book by Vogue, Literary Hub, The Millions, Good Housekeeping, and Oprah Daily From the ​prizewinning, debut fiction author: an exhilarating virtuosic story collection about women navigating the wilds of male-dominated Alaskan society. Set in Newman's home state of Alaska, Nobody Gets Out Alive is a collection of dazzling, courageous stories about women struggling to survive not just grizzly bears and charging moose but the raw, exhausting legacy of their marriages and families. In "Howl Palace"--winner of The Paris Review's Terry Southern Prize, a Best American Short Story, and Pushcart Prize selection--an aging widow struggles with a rogue hunting dog and the memories of her five ex-husbands while selling her house after bankruptcy. In the title story, "Nobody Gets Out Alive," newly married Katrina visits her hometown of Anchorage and blows up her own wedding reception by flirting with the host and running off with an enormous mastodon tusk. Alongside stories set in today's Last Frontier--rife with suburban sprawl, global warming, and opioid addiction--Newman delves into remote wilderness of the 1970s and 80s, bringing to life young girls and single moms in search of a wilder, freer, more adventurous America. The final story takes place in a railroad camp in 1915, where an outspoken heiress stages an elaborate theatrical in order to seduce the wife of her husband's employer, revealing how this masterful storyteller is "not only writing unforgettable, brilliantly complex characters, she's somehow inventing souls" (Kimberly King Parsons, author of Black Light).

Problems and Solutions in Elementary Electricity and Magnetism

Problems and Solutions in Elementary Electricity and Magnetism
Author: Sir William Slingo,Arthur Brooker
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 122
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electricity
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Science Toolbox

Science Toolbox
Author: Jean Stangl
Publsiher: Tab Books
Total Pages: 138
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780830643523
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Toolbox Book Excerpt:

Shows how to make and use magnifiers, magnets, water clocks, prisms, and pinwheels, and suggests simple experiments with magnetism, light, color, and static electricity

Memoirs Read Before the Boston Society of Natural History

Memoirs Read Before the Boston Society of Natural History
Author: Boston Society of Natural History
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1869
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Natural history
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nobody Gets Out Alive

Nobody Gets Out Alive
Author: Leigh Newman
Publsiher: John Murray
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022-06-23
ISBN: 9781529376265
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Practical Astronomy

Practical Astronomy
Author: Ulrich O. Herrmann,B. C. Thompson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780787223373
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Interstate Commerce Reports

Interstate Commerce Reports
Author: United States. Interstate Commerce Commission
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 896
Release: 1892
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Interstate commerce
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Earth and Its Inhabitants

The Earth and Its Inhabitants
Author: Elisée Reclus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 614
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Geography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Quarterly Review

The Quarterly Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 594
Release: 1876
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Railway News Finance and Joint stock Companies Journal

Railway News  Finance and Joint stock Companies  Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1034
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Finance
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In Search of the Big Bang

In Search of the Big Bang
Author: John Gribbin
Publsiher: Penguin Group USA
Total Pages: 404
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780140269895
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Search of the Big Bang Book Excerpt:

In this radically revised and updated edition incorporating the latest scientific findings, acclaimed science writer and cosmologist John Gribbin explores the origins of the Universe and considers its ultimate fate.

The Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London

The Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 886
Release: 1867
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Geology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Chrysanthemum and Dahlia

The Chrysanthemum and Dahlia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 798
Release: 1960
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Chrysanthemums
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bitter Water

Bitter Water
Author: Heinrich Hauser
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 264
Release: 1929
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: German fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Engineer

The Engineer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 586
Release: 1887
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Elements of Physics with Laboratory Work for Students

Elements of Physics  with Laboratory Work for Students
Author: Edwin Herbert Hall
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 586
Release: 1912
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Physics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Understanding Primary Science

Understanding Primary Science
Author: Martin Wenham
Publsiher: Paul Chapman Educational Publishing
Total Pages: 275
Release: 1995-04-11
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Primary Science Book Excerpt:

Not intended as a teaching guide, but rather as a reference explaining facts, concepts, and theories so that primary teachers can know enough about what they're teaching to plan effective lessons and answer children's questions with confidence. Among the topics covered in 18 chapters: humans and other animals, states of matter and physical change.

Arabia Egypt India

Arabia  Egypt  India
Author: Lady Isabel Burton
Publsiher: London, W. Mullan and son
Total Pages: 530
Release: 1879
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Arabian Peninsula
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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