BOOK 570 KIDS SEA LIBRARY
IR MĒNESS ZELTA KUĢIS
1944. gada kara rudenī tūkstošiem Igaunijas un Latvijas iedzīvotāju pameta savas mīļās mājas, lai bēgtu pāri jūrai uz Zviedriju. Bēgļu laivās bija arī daudz bērnu. Arī mazās meitenes Kētes ģimenei ir jādodas viļņos…
BOOK 569 KIDS SEA LIBRARY
TĒTIS UN JŪRA
Tālu jūrā gulēja sala. Tā bija tikpat kā pamesta. Uz salas atradās bāka, tikai tā nebija iedegta. Uz zemesraga dzīvoja zvejnieks, tikai viņš klusēja. Uz šo salu Muminu tētis aizveda savu ģimeni, vēlēdamies to pasargāt. Sala bija citāda. Tā nebija gluži tāda kā Muminieleja, kur viss ir, kā nākas.
ART FORMS IN NATURE
Ernst Haeckel – philosopher, professor, physician, naturalist, biologist and artist. The pinnacle of his work – Art Forms of Nature – began publication in 1899 and is still an astonishing record of life on earth. This book includes 100 lithographic plates in black and white.
Jūrniecības un burāšanas terminu skaidrojošā vārdnīca – Laimoņa Millera mūža darbs – latviešu, angļu, vācu un krievu valodās. Tajā ietverti vairāk nekā 4500 šķirkļi-jūrniecības un burāšanas termini, jūrniecībā un burāšanā biežāk lietotie vārdi, kā arī jūrnieku un burātāju sarunvalodas vārdi un slengi. Vārdnīcā doto terminu skaidrojums ir latviešu valodā.
BOOK 566 KIDS SEA LIBRARY
Langston Hughes (1902–1967) is one of America’s most beloved poets. His poems about the sea are awash with joyous detailing of mermaids, fishermen, the spray-splash of waves, and island dreams.
ED. BY ERIC PAUL ROORDA
TWAIN AT SEA
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known as Mark Twain, repeatedly traversed the ocean during his life. This book compiles selections ranging from his first voyage – San Francisco to Honolulu – to his trips to Bermuda up through the last year of his life.
MARE BALTICUM: THE BALTIC – TWO THOUSAND YEARS
ULLA EHRENSVÄRD, PELLERVO KOKKONEN, JUHA NURMINEN
Mare Balticum tells the story of the colourful destiny of the Baltic Sea over a period of two thousand years. With rare sea charts and unique illustrations.
BOOK 563 KIDS SEA LIBRARY
TUR, KUR IESĀKAS JŪRA
1978. gadā izdotā un skaisti ilustrētā bērnu grāmata ved ceļojumā pa pasaules jūrām un okeāniem, kas savā starpā ir savienoti, un iepazīstina arī ar dzīvi zem viļņiem.
Composed at the rosy-fingered dawn of world literature almost three millennia ago, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home.
PORTRAIT OF THE GULF STREAM
Spanning thousands of years of history, this book weaves between poetry and science to trace the influence of this current on Europe’s culture and climate.
BOOK 560 KIDS SEA LIBRARY
THE GRUMPY OLD SAILOR
What on earth is that grumpy old sailor up to? Dragons and telescopes, red paint and sea charts… find out in this lively adventure with Magnus and his friends.
BOOK 559 KIDS SEA LIBRARY
The Swallows, Amazons and Ds are united again for twelfth and final story in the series. Dick makes a remarkable discovery: two rare birds, never before seen in the British Isles. Captain Flint and his crew decide to consult an expert to confirm the discovery. But when the man they ask turns out to have his collector’s eye on the birds’ eggs, not to mention skins, an enjoyable voyage around the Outer Hebrides becomes a desperate race to save the birds, and themselves…
BOOK 558 KIDS SEA LIBRARY
THE PICTS AND MARTYRS
Eleventh book in the timeless series. The Ds can’t wait to go and stay in the Lake District during the summer holidays. But when the Amazons’ dreadful Great Aunt invites herself to stay too, the summer is threatened with dullness. The Amazons arrange for their friends to stay in a tumble-down hut in the woods. And as long as no one discovers they’re there they can sail all summer long.
BOOK 557 KIDS SEA LIBRARY
Tenth book in the timeless series and a sequel to “Peter Duck”. Nancy Blackett, the terror of the seas, has finally met a real pirate – the tiny, pistol-carrying Missee Lee, who has rescued them after their shipwreck off the coast of China. The only trouble is she wants to keep them forever.
BOOK 556 KIDS SEA LIBRARY
WE DIDN’T MEAN TO GO TOT HE SEA
Seventh book in the timeless series. The Swallows are out on the water once again, this time in a bigger boat and on a bigger adventure than ever before.
BOOK 555 KIDS SEA LIBRARY
Sixth book in the timeless series. The Swallows and Amazons and Dick and Dorothea decide to hunt for gold in the hills high above the lake. But it’s a hot and dry summer and water is in scarce supply. Worse still for the troubled campers, they have competition: Squashy Hat. Just who is he and what sort of traps is he laying? Using pigeons to carry messages, braving dangerous mines and fires, kids must find the gold before their rival.
BOOK 554 KIDS SEA LIBRARY
Fourth book in the timeless series. The lake ices over completely in winter and the Swallows and Amazons, along with Dick and Dorothea plan a race to find the North Pole. How will they reach it if they can’t sail? By sledges of course! But when a blizzard blows up and there is a mix up about signals, the D’s disappear into the Arctic night.
BOOK 553 KIDS SEA LIBRARY
PETER DUCK: A TREASURE HUNT IN THE CARIBBEES
Third book in the timeless series. The Swallows and Amazons are sailing with Nancy and Peggy’s Uncle Jim (better known as Captain Flint) when their hired deckhand tells them a tale of his younger days – a tale to set pulses racing and hopes shooting sky high. Soon their boat is on its way to a Caribbean treasure hunt and they find themselves up against shark, storm, earthquake – and the vilest pirate who ever eavesdropped at a porthole.
BOOK 552 KIDS SEA LIBRARY
SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS
Arthur Ransome’s “Swallows and Amazons” series has stood the test of time. More than just great stories, each one celebrates independence and initiative with a colorful, large cast of characters. Like the entire series that follows, this book is for children or grownups, anyone captivated by a world of adventure and imagination, exploring and setting sail.
BOOK 551 KIDS SEA LIBRARY
Poems and facts about 11 sea animals: dolphins, sea turtles, humpback whales, octopuses, blue fin tuna, flying fish, crabs, jellyfish, sea stars, leafy sea dragons, and sharks.
BOOK 550 KIDS SEA LIBRARY
KAS IR UPE?
Upes izšuj pasauli raibu raibiem rakstiem, sadiedz stāstus un notikumus, savieno vietas, laikus un cilvēkus. To straume var mūs aizgādāt uz tālām vietām, sapulcēt kopā un atspirdzināt. Upes nomierina, biedē, iedvesmo, neļauj aizmirst.
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WHAT IS A RIVER?
Book follows a child and her grandma as they look for answers to a question – what is a river? In their imaginary expedition, they discover rivers flowing in the sky; meet pilgrims, magical shape-shifting river dolphins; fish and bathe; and explore.
LET ME BE LIKE WATER
She thought moving to a beautiful seaside town like Brighton would help her overcome her grief. But it turned out she was going to need a retired magician to help her with that. A beautifully poignant and poetic debut about love, loss, friendship, and ultimately, starting over.
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HELEN SCALES, LISK FENG
THE GREAT BARRIER REEF
With nearly 400,000 square kilometers of dazzling colour, intricate ecosystems and unique creatures – The Great Barrier Reef is one of the greatest natural wonders of our world. Vibrant, dynamic artwork and engaging text illuminate this enchanting place, its animal inhabitants and the people who have embraced it as a centerpiece of their cultures.
BLACK SEA. COASTS AND CONQUESTS: FROM PERICLES TO PUTIN
This is a story of Greeks, Scythians, Samatians, Huns, Goths, Turks, Russians, Ukrainians and Poles. This is the sea where Europe ended. It is the place where ‘barbarism’ was born.
THE BRILLIANT ABYSS: TRUE TALES OF EXPLORING THE DEEP SEA, DISCOVERING HIDDEN LIFE AND SELLING THE SEABED
The story of humanity’s relationship with the deep sea – how we imagine, explore and exploit it. Everyone and every living thing needs the deep.
HOW TO READ WATER: CLUES & PATTERNS FROM PUDDLES TO THE SEA
A must-have book for walkers, sailors, swimmers, anglers and everyone interested in the natural world. Includes over 700 clues, signs and patterns.
THE ETERNAL SEASON: GHOSTS OF SUMMERS PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
Both a celebration of summer and a warning of the unravelling of this beautiful web of abundant life. This is a book that sings with love and careful observation, with an eye on all that we might lose but also save.
ISLANDS OF ABANDONMENT: LIFE IN THE POST-HUMAN LANDSCAPE
A book about abandoned places: ghost towns and exclusion zones, no man’s lands and post-industrial hinterlands – and what happens when nature is allowed to reclaim its place.
GONE: A SEARCH FOR WHAT REMAINS OF THE WORLD’S EXTINCT CREATURES
Inspired by his childhood obsession with extinct species, Blencowe takes us around the globe – from the forests of New Zealand to the ferries of Finland, from the urban sprawl of San Francisco to an inflatable crocodile on Brighton’s Widewater Lagoon.
NOTEBOOK FOR SEAFARERS
Not a book. A notebook, a stream of thoughts, emotions, quotations from the great works of sea fiction, black and white photos of young sailors on board, all to tell us how the sea affects people’s lives and changes their perspective, even in the most ordinary aspects of life.
CYRUS LARCOMBE MOORE
Eleven of the poems in this beautiful book feature albatross, but there are also rock-pools, a house of tides and more words about birds. Created throughout 2020, in a small miners’ cottage on the edge of the moor, this book of glimpses is written by a 21-year-old poet.
ROB COWEN, NICK HAYES
The world changed in 2020. Across four seasons and 35 luminous poems and illustrations, Rob Cowen and Nick Hayes lead us on a journey that takes its markers and signs from nature and a world filled with fear and pain but beauty and wonder too. Collecting birds, animals, trees and people together, The Heeding is a profound meditation to a time no-one will forget.
BOOK 537 KIDS SEA LIBRARY
When you have to leave behind almost everything you know, where can you call home? Sometimes home is simply where we are: here. A imaginative, lyrical, unforgettable picture book about the migrant experience through a child’s eyes.
ED. BY KATHARINE NORBURY
WOMEN ON NATURE
For the very first time, this landmark anthology collects together the work of women, over the centuries and up to the present day, who have written about the natural world in the British Isles. Alongside the traditional forms of the travelogue, the walking guide, books on birds, plants, animals, this book also embraces alternative modes of seeing and recording.
BOOK 535 KIDS SEA LIBRARY
VARĒJA BŪT TRAKĀK
Diviem jūrniekiem palaimējas izglābties pēc kuģa avārijas. Albertīni ir pilnīgi satriekts: aumaļām gāž lietus, pēc tam virs galvas parādās caurejas mocīts lidojošu zivju bars, pie apvāršņa – spoku kuģis ar pirātiem, un tad vēl valis, kura elpa neganti smird pēc tunča sviestmaizēm… Taču Džordžs līksmi spēlē mutes ermoņikas un ikreiz mierina draugu, ka varēja būt trakāk.
WIDE SARGASSO SEA
A gorgeous clothbound edition of Jean Rhys’s great masterpiece of desire and madness in the Caribbean, published for the novel’s fiftieth anniversary.
WIDE SARGASSO SEA
This masterpiece was inspired by Charlotte Brontë’s “Jane Eyre”, and is set in the lush landscape of Jamaica in the 1830s. Born into a colonialist society, Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway meets a young Englishman who falls in love with her. After their marriage the rumours begin, poisoning her husband against her, and Antoinette is driven towards madness.
BOOK 532 KID’S SEA LIBRARY
THE WATER BABIES
Tom, a poor orphan, is employed by a villainous chimney-sweep. While engaged in his task, Tom loses into the bedroom of a girl, who mistakes him for a thief. He runs away, and slips into a cooling stream, falls fast asleep, and becomes a water baby. In this new life, he meets all sorts of aquatic creatures, including an old lobster and other water babies. After a long quest to the Other-end-of-Nowhere Tom achieves his heart’s desire.
BOOK 531 KID’S SEA LIBRARY
HEIDI TYLINE KING
SAVING AMERICAN BEACH
This heartfelt picture book biography illustrated by the Caldecott Honoree Ekua Holmes, tells the story of MaVynee Betsch, an African American opera singer turned environmentalist and the legacy she preserved.
This novel draws most closely from Charles Dickens’s own life. Its eponymous hero, orphaned as a boy, grows up to discover love and happiness, heartbreak and sorrow amid a cast of eccentrics, innocents, and villains, vivid characters you never quite forget.
BOOK 529 KID’S SEA LIBRARY
20 000 LJĒ PA JŪRAS DZELMI
Londonā nerimstas runas par neredzētu jūras nezvēru, kurš taranē kuģus. Profesors Aronā uzskata, ka tas ir milzu narvalis, un kāpj uz kuģa klāja, lai to atrastu. Tobrīd viņiem nav ne jausmas, kas patiesībā slēpjas okeāna dzīlēs. Drīz vien trīs biedri sastop kapteini Nemo un piespiedu kārtā kļūst par zemūdens pasaules apceļotājiem.
BOOK 528 KIDS SEA LIBRARY
THE TALE OF THE WHALE
This beautiful tale of friendship between a child and a whale invites us to consider our responsibilities towards the environment and makes a direct plea to end plastic pollution.
THE LOG FROM THE SEA OF CORTEZ
Steinbeck and his close friend, biologist Ed Ricketts, embarked on a month long marine specimen-collecting expedition in the Gulf of California, which resulted in their collaboration on the Sea of Cortez. In 1951, after Ricketts’ death, Steinbeck reissued his narrative portion in memory of his friend. This day-by-day account is a rare blend of science, philosophy, and adventure.
SAM J. CARLSEN
SKETCHES OF MY LIFE AT SEA
Once upon a sea Sam J. Carlsen survived a shipwreck – two actually. One happened in 1888 in the Atlantic on their way to Buenos Aires. Sam was a 17-year-old junior sailor. This small and special book has a lot in it and was put together by Sam’s grandson from his late grandfather’s memoirs.
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MARÍA GARCÍA ESPERON
THE SEA-RINGED WORLD: SACRED STORIES OF THE AMERICAS
A collection of stories from nations and cultures across North and South Americas —the Sea-Ringed World, as the Aztecs called it—from the Andes all the way up to Alaska. These Native Americans sought to understand their place in the universe, and the origin of the world into which their ancestors had emerged. The answers lay in their sacred stories.
PILOT CUTTERS UNDER SAIL
The pilot cutters that operated around the coasts of northern Europe until the WW1 were amongst the most seaworthy and beautiful craft of their size ever built, while the small number that have survived have inspired yacht designers, sailors and traditional craft enthusiasts over the last hundred years. This book is both a tribute to and a minutely researched history of these remarkable vessels.
BOOK 523 KID’S SEA LIBRARY
KAIZIVS, KURŠ NEĒDA CILVĒKUS
Septiņas pasakas, kas stāsta par labsirdīgo Kaizivi, kurš, atšķirībā no brāļiem un māsām, atteicās paklausīt mammai un uzbrukt cilvēkiem, lai tos apēstu, ieved pasaulē, kurā ir vieta tādiem jēdzieniem kā pateicība un līdzjūtība, spējai saskatīt skaistumu un pārvarēt bailes un kurā vienmēr ir vieta labiem darbiem.
BOOK 522 KIDS SEA LIBRARY
OCEAN ANATOMY: THE CURIOUS PARTS & PIECES OF THE WORLD UNDER THE SEA
Embark on an aquatic adventure in this gorgeous visual tour of the world’s oceans. Explore coral reefs, travel to the polar seas, and dive deep to meet the curious marine creatures that dwell fathoms below. Combining art and science, Julia Rothman’s delightful drawings examine the many fascinating aspects of life above and below the waves.
BOOK 521 KIDS SEA LIBRARY
THE OCTOPUS ESCAPES
The octopus is happy in his undersea cave until one day, a diver captures him and takes him to live in an aquarium. The humans give him food and tests that look like toys. But every day is the same, and the octopus soon tires of captive life. And so, under the cover of darkness, he makes his daring escape…
ALBERT & THE WHALE
An illuminating exploration of the intersection between life, art and the sea. In 1520, Albrecht Dürer, the most celebrated artist in Northern Europe, sailed to Zeeland to see a whale. A central figure of the Renaissance, no one had painted or drawn the world like him. But now he was in crisis. He had lost his patron, the Holy Roman Emperor. He was moorless and filled with wanderlust. In the shape of the whale, he saw his final ambition.
THE TIME BY THE SEA: ALDEBURGH 1955–1958
Ronald Blythe had originally come to the Suffolk coast as an aspiring young writer, but found himself drawn into Benjamin Britten’s, a central figure of 20th-century British music, circle. Part of him remained essentially solitary, alone in the landscape while surrounded by a stormy cultural sea. This memoir gathers up many early experiences, sights and sounds: with Britten he explored ancient churches; with the botanist Denis Garrett he took delight in the marvellous shingle beaches.
UNDER THE STARS: A JOURNEY INTO LIGHT
Artificial light is everywhere. Not only is it damaging to humans and to wildlife, disrupting our natural rhythms, but it obliterates the subtler lights that have guided us for millennia. Matt Gaw ventures forth into darkness to find out exactly what we’re missing: walking by the light of the moon in Suffolk, braving the darkest depths of Dartmoor, and, finally, rediscovering a sense of the sublime on the Isle of Coll. An inspirational call to reconnect with the nature, showing how we only need to step outside to find that, in darkness, the world lights up.
BOOK 517 KIDS SEA LIBRARY
Mermaids come in all shapes and sizes! In this sweet board book, a shy little girl goes on a magical underwater adventure filled with adorable mermaids, silly sea creatures, games with new friends and wonderful surprises.
DIARY OF A YOUNG NATURALIST
From sixteen-year-old Dara McAnulty, a globally renowned figure in the youth climate activist movement, comes a memoir about loving the natural world and fighting to save it. This book chronicles the turning of a year in Dara’s Northern Ireland home patch. Beginning in spring, these diary entries about his connection to wildlife and the way he sees the world are vivid, evocative, and moving.
RICHARD J. KING
AHAB’S ROLLING SEA
A revelation for Moby-Dick devotees and neophytes alike, this book is a chronological journey through the natural history of Melville’s novel. From white whales to whale intelligence, giant squids, barnacles, albatross, and sharks, author examines what Melville knew from his own experiences and the sources available to a reader in the mid-1800s, exploring how and why Melville might have twisted what was known to serve his fiction.
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A BOOK ABOUT WHALES
Acting as a first book of whales, it teaches young readers everything they need to know about the largest mammals on earth: how they have evolved over millions of years, what and how they eat, their migration patterns, and more! Andrea Antinori’s whimsical black-and-white illustrations bring their underwater world to life.
JĀNIS ARVĪDS PLAUDIS
Grāmata par pagātni, kas turpinās šodien un gaidāma rīt. Par pilsētām un ciemiem, ko aprijis okeāns, nogremdējušas jūras un pārklājuši ezeri Eiropas kontinentā. Nirēji Vidusjūrā arvien no jauna dūņās atklāj mūrus un kolonnas. Jūs neklātienē piedalīsities nogrimušu civilizāciju meklējumos; iepazīsities ar Eiropas tautu teikām, nostāstiem, leģendām.
50 WORDS FOR SNOW
From mountain tops and frozen seas to city parks and desert hills, writer and Arctic traveller Nancy Campbell digs deep into the meanings of fifty words for snow. Under her gaze, each of these linguistic snow crystals offers a whole world of myth and story.
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MEET ME BY THE SEA
When a spunky little girl finds that her parents are too busy to play, she decides to visit her favorite place on her own. The familiar path lightens her step and her heart. And along the way she discovers a wonderful surprise.
BOOK 510 KIDS SEA LIBRARY
LIELĀ ŪDEŅU GRĀMATA
Kāpēc krabis skrien sāniski? Vai medūza ir no želejas? Kāpēc pingvīni nesasalst? Atver grāmatu un noskaidro atbildes uz šiem un daudziem citiem ūdens dzīļu jautājumiem vai spēlē paslēpes, meklējot īpašo zivtiņu. “Lielā ūdeņu grāmata” iznāca reizē ar angļu valodas izdevumu Lielbritānijā, tādēļ apgāda “Mansards” izdotais latviešu izdevums ir viens no pirmajiem pasaulē.
DEBORAH ROWAN WRIGHT
FUTURE SEA: HOW TO RESCUE AND PROTECT THE WORLD’S OCEANS
The world’s oceans face multiple threats: the effects of climate change, pollution, overfishing, plastic waste, and more. Such widespread environmental threats call for a simple but significant shift in reasoning to bring about long-overdue, elemental change in the way we use ocean resources. Ocean advocate and marine-policy researcher Deborah Rowan Wright provides the tools for that shift.
IEPRIEKŠĒJĀS DIENAS SALA
Jauns itāļu augstmanis ir vienīgais izdzīvojušais pēc kuģa katastrofas. Viļņi viņu aizskalo pie cita kuģa, kura apkalpe ir pazudusi un kurš noenkurots netālu no salas, kas paliek nesasniedzama, jo Roberto neprot peldēt. Varoņa iekšējie pārdzīvojumi norit uz baroka laikmeta zinātnes, metafizikas un kosmoloģijas ideju fona.
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THE PUFFIN KEEPER
It was Benjamin’s job all his long life to make sure the light shone brightly in the lighthouse on Puffin Island. Not once had he ever let his light go out. But sometimes even the brightest light on a lighthouse cannot save a ship. This is a story of a life-changing friendship, a lost puffin, and a lonely artist. It’s the story of an entire lifetime, and how one event can change a life forever.
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MARK SOMMERSET, ROWAN
CORK ON THE OCEAN
This book first popped into author Mark Sommerset’s mind while he was tumbling around on a small boat in huge Pacific seas. He thinks the world sometimes makes more sense when you look at it upside down.
The ocean comprises the largest object on our planet. Retelling human history from an oceanic rather than terrestrial point of view unsettles our relationship with the natural environment. From ancient stories of shipwrecked sailors to the containerized future of 21st-century commerce, this pocket-sized book splashes the histories we thought we knew into salty and unfamiliar places.
Cēzars ir nolēmis darīt savai dzīvei galu. Taču pie durvīm piezvana jauna sieviete un izjauc viņa plānus. Kas ir šī noslēpumainā svešiniece? Kāpēc viņa tik ļoti interesējas par Cēzara antīko autoru bibliotēku? Romāns aizved no teroraktos ievainotās Parīzes līdz Spānijai un Itālijai, aicina baudīt Vidusjūras krāsas, garšas un smaržas, sajust antīkās kultūras šarmu.
PHOSPHORESCENE: ON AWE, WONDER & THINGS THAT SUSTAIN YOU WHEN THE WORLD GOES DARK
This is a book about a bioluminescence sea, lantern sharks, vampire squid, and plenty of other luminous beings. About our own inner light and ability to experience awe and wonder when wandering in nature and swimming in the sea. A book about glowing and healing.
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EMILY ARNOLD MCCULLY
This beautifully illustrated book shares the exciting true story of Katherine Walker and her long, heroic career as one of the first woman lighthouse keepers on the Eastern Seaboard.
Accompanying a group exhibition “Here Be Whales”, this blue pamphlet is written by Sophia Nicolov and filled with women artists’ work about the most magnificent mammals. Sophia’s text explores whale strandings.
Uz sava skaisti atjaunotā kuģa Žans Pardū vada grāmatu veikalu vai, precīzāk sakot, “literāru aptieku”, jo viņam piemīt īpašas spējas dziedēt savu pircēju dvēseles sāpes.
Tikai pats sevi, šķiet, viņš nespēj dziedināt. Līdz šai vasarai, kas visu maina. Un Žans ar savu “grāmatu kuģi” dodas uz Provansu, meklējot savas pagātnes sievieti.
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THE ILLUSTRATED COMPENDIUM OF AMAZING ANIMAL FACTS
Did you know that an octopus has three hearts? Or that ostriches can’t walk backward and bees never sleep? Many fascinating and surprising facts about the animal kingdom are illustrated with whimsical detail in this charming collection.
IRREPLACEABLE: THE FIGHT TO SAVE OUR WILD PLACES
Exploring treasured coral reefs and remote mountains, tropical jungle and ancient woodland, urban gardens and tallgrass prairie, Julian Hoffman traces the stories of threatened places around the globe through the voices of local communities and grassroots campaigners as well as professional ecologists and academics.
THE BOUNDLESS SEA: A HUMAN HISTORY OF THE OCEANS
A magnificent new global history of the oceans and of humankind’s relationship with the sea. This is history of the grandest scale and scope, and from a bracingly different perspective – not, as in most global histories, from the land, but from the boundless seas.
BLUE LATITUDES: BOLDLY GOING WHERE CAPTAIN COOK HAS GONE BEFORE
Poignant, probing, antic, and exhilarating, this book brings to life a man who helped create the global village we inhabit today. Author takes readers on a wild ride across hemispheres and centuries to recapture the Captain Cook’s adventures. Horwitz, a Pulitzer Prize-winner, works as a sailor aboard a replica of Cook’s ship, meets island kings and beauty queens, and carouses the South Seas.
Here is a cast of extraordinary characters – geniuses, cheats, dreamers, charlatans, visionaries, eccentrics and at least one pair of naked, cuddling balloonists – whose stories are all united by the English Channel to ensure the sea that makes Britain an island will never be the same again.
Kļūt par jūrnieku bija bērnības sapnis. Pabeidzis Rīgas Kuģniecības skolu, jaunais Valdis Grenkovs strādāja par flotes kuģu mehāniķi. Jūrā viņš atdzejoja krievu dziesmas un rakstīja dzejoļus bērniem. Guvis atzinību, Grenkovs nolēma pamest jūru un pievērsties izdevējdarbībai un turpināt dzejot. Šī mazā grāmata apkopo autora jūras dzeju.
THE IMPERILLED OCEAN
On a life raft in the Mediterranean, a teenager wonders whether he will reach Europe alive. A young chef disappears from a cruise ship, leaving a mystery to solve. A water-squatting community battles eviction from a harbour, raising the question of who owns the water. As book unfolds, battles are fought, fortunes made, and lives are lost. Behind this human drama, the ocean is growing ever more unstable.
DARK, SALT, CLEAR: LIFE IN A CORNISH FISHING TOWN
There is the Cornwall Lamorna Ash knew as a child – the idyllic, folklore-rich place where she spent her summer holidays. Then there is the Cornwall she discovers when, feeling increasingly dislocated in London, she moves to Newlyn, a fishing town near Land’s End. This Cornwall is messier and harder; it doesn’t seem like a place that would welcome strangers.
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SAVANNAH JANE BUFFETT
THE JOLLY MON
On a remote Caribbean island called Bananaland, there lived a man named the Jolly Mon. His beautiful voice and enchanged guitar could lure fish from the ocean and spread happiness, but it couldn’t save him from treacherous pirates. For that, he found the loyalty and friendship of a very special dolphin.
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Out at sea anything can happen: whether trials or triumphs, there are infinite possibilities to explore once we leave the shore. And what lies under the water’s surface, in the darkest depths, can often lead to the most beautiful discoveries.
THE ISLAND CHILD
Twenty years ago, Oona left the island of Inis for the very first time. A wind-blasted rock of fishing boats and turf fires, where girls stayed in their homes until they became mothers themselves, the island was a gift for some, a prison for others.
SURF, SWEAT AND TEARS
This is the true story of Ted, Viscount Deerhurst, the son of the Earl of Coventry and an American ballerina who dedicated his life to becoming a professional surfer. Surfing was a means of escape, from England, from the fraught charges of nobility, from family, and, often, from his own demons.
Arctic ice, whale-boned corsets, black shells, moss and tidelines. This is a book of poems that float on pages, swim and drip. “Just as there is no one way to read the sea, there is no one way to read this book.”
This beautifully illustrated book brings together a year’s wanderings along Britain’s shores with stories of their natural history, geology and evolution — from ancient myth to current science.
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OKEĀNS UN TUKSNESIS
Grāmata aizvedīs lasītājus uz Čīli, ar kuras neparasto dabu un ģeogrāfiju iepazīstinās stāsta galvenie varoņi – mazā lama Atakama un pingvīnēns Humbolts Humbolts.
Gadsimtiem ilgi cilvēkus valdzinājusi leģenda par Atlantīdu — teiksmaino salu, kuras iedzīvotāji sensenos laikos dzīvojuši pārticībā un harmonijā un kura it kā reiz pēkšņi pazudusi zem jūras viļņiem, neatstājot ne mazako liecību par sevi. Kādā dienā zemūdens arheologam Džekam Hovardam uzsmaida veiksme. Pētīdams senu kuģa vraku Vidusjūrā, viņš kopā ar biedriem atrod kaut ko tādu, kas varētu izrādīties atslēga uz pazudušās civilizācijas atrašanās vietu.
Throughout his journeys – to some of the hottest, coldest, and most desolate places on Earth – and via friendships he forges along the way with scientists, archaeologists, artists, and local residents, Barry Lopez searches for meaning and purpose in a broken world.
POEMS MOSTLY OF THE SEA
The poems only begin in the sea. They travel from the depths, to the shore, and too early to the city, where everything breaks down. From the decay of the city, they reform, and find a healthy balance between human and nature, life and death, sea.
Here is a cast of extraordinary characters – geniuses, cheats, dreamers, charlatans, visionaries, eccentrics and at least one pair of naked, cuddling balloonists – whose stories are all united by the English Channel to ensure the sea that makes Britain an island will never be the same again.
THE NOVEL AND THE SEA
A significant literary history, this book challenges readers to rethink their land-locked assumptions about the novel. Margaret Cohen moors the novel to overseas exploration and work at sea, framing its emergence as a transatlantic history, steeped in the adventures and risks of the maritime frontier.
TOVE JANSSON: LIFE. ART. WORDS
Boel Westin draws together the many threads of Jansson’s life: from the studies interrupted to help her family; the dark shades of war and her emergence as an artist with a studio of her own; to the years of Moomin-mania, and later novel writing. Based on numerous conversations with Tove, and unprecedented access to her journals, letters and personal archives, book offers a rare and privileged insight into the world of Tove Jansson.
ED. BY BOEL WESTIN AND HELEN SVENSSON
TOVE JANSSON: LETTERS FROM TOVE
These letters, penned with characteristic insight and wit, provide an almost seamless commentary on Jansson’s life within Helsinki’s bohemian circles and on her island home. Shifting between hope and despair, yearning and happiness, they describe her immersion in art studies and her ascension to fame with the Moomins.