The Winter Long (Toby Daye Book 8)

Author: Seanan McGuire

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 875

Toby thought she understood her own past; she thought she knew the score. She was wrong. It's time to learn the truth.

The Winter's Tale

Critical Essays

Author: Maurice Hunt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 444

View: 576

A collection that includes a lengthy introduction describing historical trends in critical interpretations and theatrical performances of Shakespeare's play; 20 essays on the play, including two written especially for this volume (by Maurice Hunt and David Bergeron).

CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale

Author: Evelyn McLellan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 72

View: 778

What happens when a king is dominated by jealousy? After ruining the lives of those close to him, he finally learns about life and is offered a second chance. A subplot of lovers torn by class differences ends with a measure of happiness, and the final scene of the drama is upbeat.

Birds in Winter

Surviving the Most Challenging Season

Author: Roger F. Pasquier

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 291

How birds have evolved and adapted to survive winter Birds in Winter is the first book devoted to the ecology and behavior of birds during this most challenging season. Birds remaining in regions with cold weather must cope with much shorter days to find food and shelter even as they need to avoid predators and stay warm through the long nights, while migrants to the tropics must fit into very different ecosystems and communities of resident birds. Roger Pasquier explores how winter affects birds’ lives all through the year, starting in late summer, when some begin caching food to retrieve months later and others form social groups lasting into the next spring. During winter some birds are already pairing up for the following breeding season, so health through the winter contributes to nesting success. Today, rapidly advancing technologies are enabling scientists to track individual birds through their daily and annual movements at home and across oceans and hemispheres, revealing new and unexpected information about their lives and interactions. But, as Birds in Winter shows, much is visible to any interested observer. Pasquier describes the season’s distinct conservation challenges for birds that winter where they have bred and for migrants to distant regions. Finally, global warming is altering the nature of winter itself. Whether birds that have evolved over millennia to survive this season can now adjust to a rapidly changing climate is a problem all people who enjoy watching them must consider. Filled with elegant line drawings by artist and illustrator Margaret La Farge, Birds in Winter describes how winter influences the lives of birds from the poles to the equator.

The Scent of Roses in Winter

Author: Michael P. Kihntopf

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

View: 385

Edward Klein has an obsession. Before he dies of cancer in the mid-1960s, he wants to tell his grandson about his life and something more. But before he can do that he has to take a trip though his past. His combat stress syndrome, stimulated by sights, sounds, and smells, causes him to relive his life from boyhood in the Ukraine living in the German colonies to fighting on the ramparts of Verdun and participating in the revolutions of 1918 -1921. Tempering this trip are the trails and tribulations of two marriages.

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford [England] : Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 1136

View: 208

More than twenty thousand quotations from every era and location are combined in a comprehensive reference that also encompasses details of the earliest traceable source, birth and death dates, and career briefs for each entry, as well as a thematic and k

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Author: Susan Ratcliffe

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 580

View: 999

Provides coverage of literary and historical quotations. An easy-to-use keyword index traces quotations and their authors, while the appendix material, including Catchphrases, Film Lines, Official Advice, and Political Slogans, offers further topics of interest.

The Winter King

A Novel of Arthur

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 137

It takes a remarkable writer to make an old story as fresh and compelling as the first time we heard it. With The Winter King, the first volume of his magnificent Warlord Chronicles, Bernard Cornwell finally turns to the story he was born to write: the mythic saga of King Arthur. The tale begins in Dark Age Britain, a land where Arthur has been banished and Merlin has disappeared, where a child-king sits unprotected on the throne, where religion vies with magic for the souls of the people. It is to this desperate land that Arthur returns, a man at once utterly human and truly heroic: a man of honor, loyalty, and amazing valor; a man who loves Guinevere more passionately than he should; a man whose life is at once tragic and triumphant. As Arthur fights to keep a flicker of civilization alive in a barbaric world, Bernard Cornwell makes a familiar tale into a legend all over again.