The Swordfish Story

Author: Ray Sturtivant

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

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Category: History

Page: 240

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The most unlikely star of the air defense of England against the Nazis was an obsolete biplane known as the "Stringbag"--a version of the Fairey Swordfish that earned legendary battle honors. Endearing to its pilots for its maneuverability and simplicity, this torpedo-spotting aircraft was the standard carrier-borne torpedo bomber, and participated in such crucial operations as the "Bismarck" attack, Norway, and Channel Dash. Along with its battle record, fully illustrated details are given for its variants, squadrons, and a history of all individual aircraft.

Nadim and the Swordfish

The Redhill Story

Author: Victoria Carlton

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Category: Augmented reality

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The Swordfish Island Covenant

Book One of Swordfish Island Trilogy

Author: Stephen C. Graves

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

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Category: Fiction

Page: 398

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During the revolutionary turbulence of 17th century France robbers brutally clubbed and stripped a young sailor, then left him unconscious to die in the cold fields of a beleaguered farming community. At the precipice of nonexistence, a nearly invisible mysterious being intervened by sending what appeared to be little flying sparks to his aid. These agents halted his external and internal bleeding and help him to begin healing. Thus begins the first contact between alien antd human. Vincent lives, but not until he finds himself abandoned on an uncharted island does he learn who saved him, and why. The alien seeks a sacred covenant wit him and his people. A seemingly all-powerful being offers a thousand additional years of life—for a price.

The Billfish Story

Swordfish, Sailfish, Marlin, and Other Gladiators of the Sea

Author: Stan Ulanski

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

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Category: Nature

Page: 216

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The billfish is fixed at the apex of the oceanic food chain. Composed of sailfish, marlin, spearfish, and swordfish, they roam the pelagic waters of the Atlantic and are easily recognized by their long, spear-like beaks. Noted for their speed, size, and acrobatic jumps, billfish have for centuries inspired a broad spectrum of society. Even in antiquity, Aristotle, who assiduously studied the swordfish, named this gladiator of the sea xiphias—the sword. The Billfish Story tells the saga of this unique group of fish and those who have formed bonds with them—relationships forged by anglers, biologists, charter-boat captains, and conservationists through their pursuit, study, and protection of these species. More than simply reciting important discoveries, Stan Ulanski argues passionately that billfish occupy a position of unique importance in our culture as a nexus linking natural and human history. Ulanski, both a scientist and an angler, brings a rich background to the subject in a multifaceted approach that will enrich not only readers’ appreciation of billfish but the whole of the natural world.

The "Swordfish" Saga

Story of the Fairey "Swordfish" Torpedo Bomber and a History of Torpedoplane Development in the Royal Navy

Author: Bernard John Hurren

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Category: Airplanes, Military

Page: 48

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Beskriver det engelske Royal Navy torpedofly Fairey "Swordfish", der i begyndelsen af 2. verdenskrig blev søkrigens første flytype, der udførte koordinerede torpedoangreb startende fra hangarskibet HMS "Furious."

WET MAGIC - A Children's Fantasy Story

Author: EDITH NESBIT

Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd

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Category: Fiction

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“WET MAGIC” is another children’s fantasy book by Edith Nesbit – she who wrote The Railway Children, Five Children and It plus many others. When four siblings journey to the seaside for a holiday, one of them unwittingly summons the sister of a mermaid who is captured by a circus, and the children set out to save the imprisoned being. After a daring midnight rescue, the children's reward is an incredible journey beneath the waves and into the hidden kingdom of the mermaids. But they soon find themselves in a race against time as they struggle to prevent a war and save their new underwater companions! Here is a triumphant tale by one of the finest storytellers to ever write for children, and a pioneer of fantasy literature for this age group. A highly recommended fantasy adventure for children and young adults and for those of us still in touch with our “inner child”. 10% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities. -------------------- EDITH NESBIT (married name Edith Bland; 15 August 1858 – 4 May 1924 Age 65) was an English author and poet; she published her books for children under the name of E. Nesbit. She wrote or collaborated on more than 60 books of children's literature. -------------------- KEYWORDS/TAGS: Wet magic, Edith Nesbit, fantasy, action, adventure, childrens stories, summons, mermaid, midnight rescue, circus, under sea, reward, hidden kingdom, underwater, companions, Mavis, Francis, Princess, tales, Bernard, Mermaid, Kathleen, Queen, King, Ulfin, sea, Folk, seaweed, Reuben, Aunt, Cathay, magic, Enid, Mother, golden, books, Mer, Sabrina, aquarium, Spangled, Star, Palace, Professor, barrow, jolly, Pearce, brave, cave, silence, chariot, Maia, Merland, Beachfield, captivity, carried, Horses, Lobsters, Porpoises, royal, Conchology, Freia, bottom, bum, France, princess, prince, queen

Story of the Sea

Author: World Book Encyclopedia

Publisher: World Book

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Category: Ocean

Page: 304

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Discusses the various aspects of the sea--from the many moods of the sea to the many people who depend upon it for their livelihood.

Swordfish

A True Story of Ambition, Savagery, and Betrayal

Author: David McClintick

Publisher: Pantheon

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Category: Social Science

Page: 606

View: 148

An account of the U.S. government's only successful attempt to penetrate the highest levels of Colombia's drug world provides inside details of the narcotics operation and a provocative expose+a7 of the DEA. By the author of Indecent Exposure. 100,000 first printing. Tour.

The "Swordfish" Saga

Story of the Fairy "Swordfish" Torpedo Bomber and a History of Torpedoplane Development in the Royal Navy

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Page: 48

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Beskriver det engelske Royal Navy torpedofly Fairey "Swordfish", der i begyndelsen af 2. verdenskrig blev søkrigens første flytype, der udførte koordinerede torpedoangreb startende fra hangarskibet HMS "Furious."

The Great California Story

Real-life Roots in an American Legend

Author: Carl Robert Palm

Publisher: Booklocker.Com Incorporated

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Category: History

Page: 375

View: 857

From Mark Twain to Jack LaLanne, and from conquistadors to health-food stores, The Great California Story covers it all. If you've ever wondered just what it is that makes California, well, California, you'll find your answer here.

The Billfish Story

Swordfish, Sailfish, Marlin, and Other Gladiators of the Sea

Author: Stan Ulanski

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

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Category: Nature

Page: 196

View: 873

"A Wormsloe Foundation nature book"--Page 4 of jacket.

The Swordfish Hunters

The Life, Death, and Future of Xiphias Gladius

Author: Thomas Armbruster

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The vessel rises, then falls into the swells over the Hudson, one of the deepest submarine canyons in the North Atlantic. The crew is hunting the dangerous swordfish, the gladiator of the sea. Through the bone-chilling dawn they labor, pulling lines from the depths. Then - fish on! Killing stick in hand, the greenhorn leans over the railing of the pitching boat, scanning the churning water for the swordfish below. The first mate screams - "Gaff the damn eye." The greenhorn knows this fish is valuable. Boating it could make or break the trip for the entire crew; he cannot afford to miss. He also knows that this fish, one of the largest predators in the Atlantic, is increasingly harder to find. The Swordfish Hunters takes us to sea aboard the Defiance as the author relates his intense, and sometimes humorous, experiences as a commercial fisherman. And it is here, in the NW Atlantic, that he explores the natural beauty of the open ocean against the brutality of mechanized longlining, the technology that has decimated wild fisheries for over 50 years - and the bigger story. Scientists warn that life on earth depends on abundant fish in healthy oceans, raising the question - can the fisheries, especially the swordfish, billfish, sharks and tuna at the top of the food chain, be returned to commercially-viable and sustainable levels? Although the author finds promise in new technology, he also believes that public involvement, at many levels, is key. The Swordfish Hunters, a marine narrative embedded with passion, science, and Thomas Armbruster's innate connection with the ocean, begs for that commitment.

Swordfish

The Story of the Taranto Raid

Author: David Wragg

Publisher: Phoenix

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Category: History

Page: 240

View: 400

The daring British air raid that inspired the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In November 1940 Britain was isolated in its stand against Nazi Germany and its ally, Italy. The country could not afford to lose control of the Mediterranean, but the Royal Navy was already overstretched by the U-boat war and the threat of invasion. Italy's fleet of modern battleships presented a grave threat to our communications with Egypt and the Suez Canal. On the night of 11 November 1940, 42 members of the Fleet Air Arm took off in 21 obsolete 'Swordfish' biplanes, launched from HMS Illustrious. Their target: the Italian fleet anchorage at Taranto. Pressing home their attack in the face of intense anti-aircraft fire and searchlights, they torpedoed and sank three battleships. Incredibly, all but two of the biplanes survived. The Italian fleet was crippled and the world took note that Britain was far from defeated. No-one was more impressed than the Japanese, who noted how a fleet in harbour could be demolished by air attack. In this new account of the Royal Navy's most daring operation of the Second World War, David Wragg draws on British and Italian records as well as interviews with the aircrew, to tell the full story of a night that changed the course of the war.

Drovers

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Category: Animal industry

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The Inquisitive Angler

Author: Edward C. Migdalski

Publisher: Lyons Press

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Category: Nature

Page: 221

View: 907

A worldwide explorer, angler, and teacher invites anglers everywhere to share in his knowledge and his curiosity about the natural world of gamefish.