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"For little girls who love dolls, women who remember dollhouse days, and literary critics who can recognize a masterpiece." --The New York Times For Tottie Plantaganet, a little wooden doll, belonging to Emily and Charlotte Dane is wonderful. The only thing missing is a dollhouse that Tottie and her family could call their very own. But when the dollhouse finally does arrive, Tottie's problems really begin. That dreadful doll Marchpane comes to live with them, disrupting the harmony of the Plantaganet family with her lies and conceited way. Will Tottie ever be able to call the dollhouse home?
In her superbly accomplished new novel, Anita Brookner proves that she is our mast profound observer of women's lives, posing questions about feminine identity and desire with a stylishness that conveys an almost sensual pleasure.From the moment Jane Manning first meets her aunt Dolly, she is both fascinated and appalled. Where Jane is tactful and shy, Dolly is flamboyant and unrepentantly selfish, a connoisseur of fine things, an exploiter of wealthy people. But as the exigencies of family bring Jane and Dolly together, Brookner shows us that we may end up loving people we cannot bring ourselves to like -- and that this paradox makes love all the more precious and miraculous.
Johnson Johnson, with the Cookie Bird, investigates the death of her father on the island of Ibiza. Humorous and a bit sexy.
A Doctor Bird and a British spy. Outlandish, likable characters. Well written. Very British.
Johnson Johnson and his lovely yacht Dolly are the principal players in the Dolly mysteries. In this book, a romantic rendezvous uncovers not coloratura soprano Valentina Rossi's lover but a corpse.
Johnson Johnson and his yacht Dolly are in Rome, trying to solve the mystery of a headless camera thief.
The world's most beautiful woman. She would do anything for love or money. Anything...
Dolores del Río's enormously successful career in Hollywood, in Mexico, and internationally illuminates issues of race, ethnicity, and gender through the lenses of beauty and celebrity. She and her husband left Mexico in 1925, as both their well-to-do families suffered from the economic downturn that followed the Mexican Revolution. Far from being stigmatized as a woman of color, this Mexican star was acknowledged as the epitome of beauty in the Hollywood of the 1920s and early 1930s. While she insisted upon her ethnicity, she was nevertheless coded white by the film industry and its fans, and she appeared for more than a decade as a romantic lead opposite white actors. Returning to Mexico in the early 1940s, she brought enthusiasm and prestige to the Golden Age of Mexican cinema, becoming one of the great divas of Mexican film. With struggle and perseverance, she overcame the influence of men in both countries who hoped to dominate her, ultimately controlling her own life professionally and personally.
This book focuses on the combat careers of the last of the famous Sopwith fighters to enter service during World War 1, the Dolphin and the Snipe, both of which were built on the strong scouting heritage of the Pup and Camel. The Dolphin featured the unique negative-staggered biplane wing arrangement, which provided the pilot with the best possible tactical view forward for seeking out his enemy. Used extensively on the Western Front, the Dolphin proved very effective in combat, with a substantial number of British aces scoring kills with the fighter. The Snipe was built as the successor of the highly successful Camel, and entered service with the fledgling Royal Air Force in the summer of 1918. Although seeing just a few months of action before the Armistice, the Snipe nevertheless proved its superiority over virtually all other fighters.
"Of all the mammals on earth, none has inspired our affection as much as the dolphin. Fascinated by these creatures of myth, magic, and history, we have longed to penetrate the mystery that surrounds them and thrilled to the possibility of communicating with a species other than our own. In 1988 a group of researchers began a revolutionary experiment: they "borrowed" a pair of wild dolphins from the sea, studied them in captivity, and then set them free to continue studying the animals in their home waters. This is the extraordinary story of that project, an ongoing adventure shared by a daring team of humans and two very special dolphins that has built a bridge between disparate worlds and very different creatures. " "Now, Carol J. Howard, a researcher and primary member of the team invites you along on the coast-to-coast odyssey that began when two Atlantic bottlenose dolphins were captured in Tampa Bay, Florida, and transported to Long Marine Laboratory in Santa Cruz, California. Touching, enlightening, and ultimately inspiring, it's a story filled with drama, humor, and heartbreak - one that offers breathtaking possibilities and poses crucial questions for anyone who cares about the future of the dolphins . . . and of the planet itself. "--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Georgie, raised in the States, goes to visit large extended family in Guam. He and one cousin, Frankie, dislike each other from the start. Georgie is afraid of the ocean and many things on the island. One day Frankie steals his father's boat and takes Georgie out to see dolphins. They become friends during this event, but then they run out of gas on the return trip. They spend 3 days lost on the ocean.
Seb, and his brother Dan and his dad live in the Benson's home while on vacation. While investigating the Benson's son Tim's room, Seb discovers a hidden treasure, of a wooden recorder, a music book, and many dolphin figurines. he is awaken by the sound of a dolphin calling in the Bay. And when a yachtman goes missing in a storm, could it be that the dolphin will show him the way to rescue him? Can Seb follow the dolphin, even though he can't see where he is going. Can he save the yachtman?
A memoir by the world's leading dolphin and whale expert, revealing the extraordinary richness of these animals' intelligence and exposing our terrible mistreatment of the smartest creatures in the sea. For centuries, humans and dolphins have enjoyed a special relationship, evident not just in mythology and folklore but in many documented encounters. Some past cultures even worshipped dolphins and condemned anyone who killed or wounded of them. Yet in recent decades, a paradox: on the one hand, we have discovered extraordinary depths of dolphin intelligence and their emotional lives, to the point of glimpsing their self-consciousness--on the other hand, in Japan, dolphins are slaughtered indiscriminately, and several nations keep them in cruel conditions.Diana Reiss is one of the world's leading experts on dolphin intelligence who has helped lead the revolution in dolphin understanding for three decades. In addition, as an activist, she is a leading rescuer who helped inspire and served as an adviser for The Cove, and who continues to campaign against the annual Japanese slaughters. Here, she combines her science and activism to show us just how smart dolphins really are, and why we must stop mistreating them. Readers will be astonished at dolphins' sonar capabilities; at their sophisticated, lifelong playfulness; at their emotional intelligence; and at their ability to bond with other species, including humans and even dogs! Her beloved companion dolphins, each with distinct personalities, create their own toys, type commands on a keyboard, tease and scold her playfully, and express their affection and delight. In Reiss's most famous experiments, she used a mirror to prove that dolphins are self-aware, and even self-conscious. The Dolphin in the Mirror is both a scientific revelation and a emotional eye-opener, revealing one of the greatest intelligences on Earth.
Dolphins have fascinated humans for millennia, giving rise to an abundance of stories and myths about them, yet the actual details of their lives in the sea have remained elusive. In this enthralling book, Kathleen M. Dudzinski and Toni Frohoff take us into the dolphins' aquatic world to witness firsthand how they live their lives, communicate, and interact with one another and with other species, including people. Kathleen M. Dudzinski and Toni Frohoff are scientists who have collectively dedicated more than 40 years to studying dolphins beneath the ocean's surface, frequently through a close-up underwater lens. Drawing on their own experiences and on up-to-the-minute research, the authors show that dolphins are decidedly not just members of a group but distinct individuals, able to communicate with one another and with humans. Dudzinski and Frohoff introduce a new way of looking at, and listening to, the vocabulary of dolphins in the sea, and they even provide an introductory "dolphin dictionary," listing complex social signals that dolphins use to share information among themselves and with people. Unveiling an intimate and scientifically accurate portrait of dolphins, this book will appeal to everyone who has wanted a closer glimpse into the hearts and minds of these amazing creatures.
From the Book Jacket: It spends its life swimming in the ocean, but it is not a fish. Intelligent and playful, it leaps through the water like a torpedo. It can "see" with its eyes closed. Who is this prince of the waves? It is our friend the dolphin. In the same series: The Cheetah, Fast as Lightning The Penguin, A Funny Bird The Elephant, Peaceful Giant The Seal, Furry Swimmer The Deer, Forest Friend The Bee, Friend of the Flowers The Giraffe, A Living Tower The Polar Bear, Master of the Ice The Hippopotamus, River Horse The Fox, Playful Prowler The Whale, Giant of the Ocean The Wolf, Night Howler The Frog, Natural Acrobat The Sea Lion, Ocean Diver The Brown Bear, Giant of the Mountains The Shark, Silent Hunter
The author, a former diver, describes his experiences with and observations of the dolphins whose underwater world he shared for more than thirteen years at California's Marine World/Africa USA.
From the Book Jacket: Dolphins are sea mammals that surface to breathe air into their lungs. They can dive deeper than 900 feet (275 meters) and swim as fast as 25 miles (40 km) per hour. They love to perform acrobatics and can communicate with other creatures through a special "language" of their own. Learn some of the fascinating secrets of the dolphin world: the different species of dolphins the dolphin's large, complex brain dolphin ancestors and evolution the dolphin's streamlined body the dolphin's system of echolocation
In the fifth volume of the popular series of historical mysteries, a ragged stranger and the prospect of losing her family's fortune lead Flavia Gemina and her friends, Jonathan, Lupus, and Nubia to a seaside villa. There, they discover a shipwreck and sunken treasure--and that someone else is after the treasure, too. As they solve the riddle of the wreck, the four friends also stumble across the terrible mystery of Lupus's past.
Dolphins are swift, graceful masters of the ocean. But when a pod of dolphins gets stranded on a sandbar, it is up to a few dedicated people to save them, bringing the dolphins to the safety of a lagoon and protecting them until they are strong enough to swim back out to sea. Jim Arnosky presents an intimate look at a dolphin rescue, revealing the challenges and the drama of saving dolphins on the sand.
The general relationship and special friendships that have developed between these playful mammals and humans provides the framework for this easy reader. Facts about physical characteristics, social structure, and intelligence are adequately presented along with information about "Dolphin Safe" tuna fishing and canning.
With an eccentric and wildly unpredictable narrative style, this stunning novel explores the themes of marriage and adultery.
By day, Robin Lessing has a successful career as a university archivist. By night, she blogs about her less-than-successful search for Mr. Tall, Dark and Dominant. Living up to her handle "The Picky Submissive," she's on the verge of giving up and settling for vanilla with a side of fuzzy handcuffs when she discovers her best friend and colleague has a kinky side, too.Sexy, tattooed techie John Sun is an experienced Dom who never lacks for playmates, male or female. If he can't satisfy Robin's cravings, maybe no one can-after all, he knows her better than anyone. So he offers to help her master the art of submission for one month.Robin eagerly agrees to John's terms, even the pesky little rule forbidding any friendship-ruining sex. But rules are made to be broken, and once they begin their stimulating sessions, it's not long before she's ready to beg him for more-much more...60,000 words
[From the back cover] For 32 years, archeaologist Julius Gabriel has investigated the Mayan calendar, a 2,500-year-old enigma that predicts the end of humanity. Julius believes the sites of the ancients, placed all around the globe, represent ancient pieces of a puzzle linked to the salvation of our species. Miami, September 2012: Psychologist Dominique Vazquez is assigned a special patient-Mick Gabriel, a paranoid schizophrenic with a high IQ, who attempts to charm her into believing his father's theories of the Apocalypse so he can escape. Fall Equinox: As it has done for a thousand years, a serpent's shadow appears on the northern balustrade of the Kukulcan Pyramid ... a rare galactic alignment occurs, and a space transmission reaches Earth.
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