A Life Underwater

Author: Charlie Veron

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 1760143634

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 1887


Hailed by David Attenborough, proclaimed a second Charles Darwin, John 'Charlie' Veron almost didn't become a scientist. Disheartened at school, by chance he won a scholarship to a university where he could indulge his passion for the natural world. It was scuba diving that returned him to his childhood love of marine life, and led to a career as a self-taught coral specialist, a field he revolutionised. His discoveries include an original concept of what a species is, and the mechanism that dives their evolution – matters that lie at the heart of conservation. He has named more coral species than anyone in history, becoming widely known as the Godfather of Coral. Charlie has dived most of the world’s coral reefs, revelling in their beauty. Here he explains what they say about our planet’s past and future, and why it’s critical they be protected. And also why it’s critical that scholarly independence be safeguarded, for it was the freedom Charlie had as a young scientist – to be wayward, to take risks – that allowed his astonishing breakthroughs. 'Charlie Veron isn’t just a coral scientist, he’s a pathfinder, a scout who’s been sending back dispatches on the future of our planet for decades. If ever there was a moment for Australians to listen up and act on what he’s learnt, it’s now.' Tim Winton ‘Charlie Veron is a ravishing writer. He shares Darwin’s passionate love of nature, forensic brilliance, courage and compassion. His gritty, inspiring and thrilling life symbolises why we must all work to save our planet’s most spectacular marine environment.’ Iain McCalman ‘This is the story of one of my heroes, not just a world expert but someone who has been fearless in trying to protect a natural wonder. And to think he became a marine scientist by chance. Charlie’s story reads with flair, clarity and a sense of adventure. A compelling book for our turbulent times.’ Robyn Williams

Searching for Great White Sharks

Author: Mary M. Cerullo

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756548845

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 1199


"Provides information on great white sharks and shares a shark diver's experiences searching for and photographing them"--

Збірник тестів з підготовки до ЗНО 2020: англійська мова

Author: Драб Н. Л.,Лобецька І. М.,Костюк Т. О.

Publisher: Нова Книга

ISBN: 9663827742

Category: Education

Page: 120

View: 4410


Посібник розроблений для підготовки школярів до зовнішнього незалежного оцінювання з англійської мови. Учні можуть самостійно підготуватися до виконання тестових завдань. Матеріал посібника укладено відповідно до чинної програми з англійської мови для середньої школи. Посібник містить 6 комплексних тестів і ключі до них. Посібник може використовуватися як для самостійної роботи, так і для класної роботи, індивідуальних занять з учителем.

Збірник тестів з підготовки до ЗНО 2021: англійська мова

Author: Драб Н. Л.,Лобецька І. М.,Костюк Т. О.

Publisher: Нова Книга

ISBN: 9663828455

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 1248


Посібник розроблений для підготовки школярів до зовнішнього незалежного оцінювання з англійської мови. Учні можуть самостійно підготуватися до виконання тестових завдань. Матеріал посібника укладено відповідно до чинної програми з англійської мови для середньої школи. Посібник містить 20 комплексних тестів і ключі до них. Посібник може використовуватися як для самостійної роботи, так і для класної роботи, індивідуальних занять з учителем.

Inspiration in Photography

Author: Brooke Shaden

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1134615515

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 5893


As a photographer it’s possible to train your mind to see inspiration in any situation, and this book will show you how. By introducing you into her creative process, Brooke Shaden—one of the most recognized names in modern art photography—reveals techniques and exercises that you can undertake in order to be inspired by your environment, everyday, everywhere. In addition to the exercises, you’ll learn how to compose, plan and shoot colorful, atmospheric, fairy-tale artistic photography, so you can adapt Shaden’s techniques and apply them to your own photographic style. Indeed, all artistic photographers seek to achieve their own style, but it’s not always easy to see how to get there. This book provides the perfect balance of insight and instruction to help you find inspiration whenever you need it, and capitalize on it every time.

Leaving the Bubble - Into Blue Depths

Author: Sebastian Geese

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3754321293

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 218

View: 1709


It has always been my dream to become a scuba diving instructor and teach diving abroad for a while. In 2019 my dream came true when I embarked on a journey to work as a scuba diving instructor in Ibiza and Thailand for one year. This book is the story of one of the best and enriching years of my life on one hand, and a deep reflection on all the powerful life lessons, which emerged during this one year, on the other.

Leni Riefenstahl

Author: Jürgen Trimborn

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466821647

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 9794


Dancer, actress, mountaineer, and director Leni Riefenstahl's uncompromising will and audacious talent for self-promotion appeared unmatched—until 1932, when she introduced herself to her future protector and patron: Adolf Hitler. Known internationally for two of the films she made for him, Triumph of the Will and Olympia, Riefenstahl's demanding and obsessive style introduced unusual angles, new approaches to tracking shots, and highly symbolic montages. Despite her lifelong claim to be an apolitical artist, Riefenstahl's monumental and nationalistic vision of Germany's traditions and landscape served to idealize the cause of one of the world's most violent and racist regimes. Riefenstahl ardently cast herself as a passionate young director who caved to the pressure to serve an all-powerful Führer, so focused on reinventing the cinema that she didn't recognize the goals of the Third Reich until too late. Jürgen Trimborn's revelatory biography celebrates this charismatic and adventurous woman who lived to 101, while also taking on the myths surrounding her. With refreshing distance and detailed research, Trimborn presents the story of a stubborn and intimidating filmmaker who refused to be held accountable for her role in the Holocaust but continued to inspire countless photographers and filmmakers with her artistry.

Anatomy and Physiology

Author: Amy-Jane Beer

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761499541

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 5345


This reference volume takes a look at nine biological systems and their foundations in cell biology and genetics.

The Roving Tree

Author: Elsie Augustave

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 1617751731

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

View: 5912


“A fresh new voice who adds her own charming, beguiling brand of lyricism to the growing body of Haitian American stories . . . a unique and fascinating book.” —Lorna Goodison, author of From Harvey River One of the South Florida Times’s Best Bets For Your Weekend An Essence Magazine Summer Reading Pick Iris Odys, is the offspring of Hagathe, a Haitian maid, and Brahami, a French-educated mixed-race father who cares little about his child. Hagathe, who’d always dreamt of a better life for her daughter, is presented with the perfect opportunity when Iris is five years old. Adopted by a white American couple, an anthropologist and an art gallery owner, Iris is transported from her tiny remote Haitian village, Monn Neg, to an American suburb. The Roving Tree illuminates how imperfectly assimilated adoptees struggle to remember their original voices and recapture their personal histories. Set between two worlds, suburban America and Haiti under the oppressive regime of Papa Doc’s Tonton Macoutes, the novel offers a unique literary glimpse into the deeply entrenched class discrimination and political repression of Haiti during the Duvalier era, along with the subtle but dangerous effects of American racism. Told from beyond the grave and underscored by the spiritual wisdom of Haitian griots, The Roving Tree explores separation and loss, rootlessness, the impact of class privilege and color consciousness, and the search for cultural identity. “A well-balanced story about a young woman, caught between two worlds, who struggles to connect with her heritage . . . a polished narrative.” —Kirkus Reviews “With her skillful incorporation of literary realism, Augustave brilliantly synthesizes the cultural richness of Haitian Vodou and the impoverished socio-political affairs of Haiti, along with the acidic polluted gush of racism that is deeply drenched in American society.” —Haitian Times “A stunning tale with beautiful language that dwells in the realm of magical realism . . . The characters are rich, complicated and full of color and nuance.” —Mosaic Magazine “A gorgeous new novel about a Haitian adoptee finding her way in many different corners of the world.” —Edwidge Danticat, in the New York Times’ By the Book feature

Life on the Rocks

Author: Juli Berwald

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0593087321

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 9708


The story of the urgent fight to save coral reefs, and why it matters to us all Coral reefs are a microcosm of our planet: extraordinarily diverse, deeply interconnected, and full of wonders. When they’re thriving, these fairy gardens hidden beneath the ocean’s surface burst with color and life. They sustain bountiful ecosystems and protect vulnerable coasts. Corals themselves are evolutionary marvels that build elaborate limestone formations from their collective skeletons, broker symbiotic relationships with algae, and manufacture their own fluorescent sunblock. But corals across the planet are in the middle of an unprecedented die-off, beset by warming oceans, pollution, damage by humans, and a devastating pandemic. Juli Berwald fell in love with coral reefs as a marine biology student, entranced by their beauty and complexity. Alarmed by their peril, she traveled the world to discover how to prevent their loss. She met scientists and activists operating in emergency mode, doing everything they can think of to prevent coral reefs from disappearing forever. She was so amazed by the ingenuity of these last-ditch efforts that she joined in rescue missions, unexpected partnerships, and risky experiments, and helped rebuild reefs with rebar and zip ties. Life on the Rocks is an inspiring, lucid, meditative ode to the reefs and the undaunted scientists working to save them against almost impossible odds. As she also attempts to help her daughter in her struggle with mental illness, Berwald explores what it means to keep fighting a battle whose outcome is uncertain. She contemplates the inevitable grief of climate change and the beauty of small victories.