On The Beach

Author: Nevil Shute
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307476982
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"The most shocking fiction I have read in years. What is shocking about it is both the idea and the sheer imaginative brilliance with which Mr. Shute brings it off." THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE They are the last generation, the innocent victims of an accidental war, living out their last days, making do with what they have, hoping for a miracle. As the deadly rain moves ever closer, the world as we know it winds toward an inevitable end....

The Boy On The Beach

Author: Vivian Gussin Paley
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226645053
Size: 76.19 MB
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Four-year-old Eli plays alone at the shore, inventing dramas out of sand and water. He is Builder, Fireman, Protector, and Scout, overcoming waves and conquering monsters. Enter Marianne and doll, Mother and Baby, eager to redefine Eli as a good father and homesteader. Their separate visions intertwine in a search for a common ground on which howling wolves and butterfly sisters can learn to understand and need one another. What can the richly imagined, impressively adaptable fantasy world of these children tell us about childhood, development, education, and even life itself? For fifty years, teacher and writer Vivian Gussin Paley has been exploring the imagery, language, and lore of young children, asking the questions they ask of themselves. In The Boy on the Beach she continues to do so, going deeper into the mystery of play as she follows Eli and Marianne through the kindergarten year, finding more answers and more questions. How does their teacher, Mrs. Olson, manage to honor and utilize the genius of play to create an all-inclusive community in which boys and girls like each other and listen to each other’s stories? Why is Paley’s fellow teacher Yu-ching in Taiwan certain that her children pretend to be kittens in order to become necessary to the group? And why do teachers in London see their childrens’ role-playing as the natural end to loneliness in the school community? Rich with the words of children and teachers themselves, The Boy on the Beach is vintage Paley, a wise and provocative appreciation of the importance of play and enduring curiosity about the nature of childhood and the imagination.

At The Beach

Author: Jean-Didier Urbain
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816634507
Size: 31.11 MB
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Around the world, when people think of vacation it's the beach they want--even when long distances must be traversed, the seashore is the place to escape the rigors of modern life. How did this come to be, and what does our ongoing love affair with the beach mean? How do shore vacations differ from traditional tourism, and what does this tell us about our fears and dreams? In At the Beach, Jean-Didier Urbain offers witty and insightful answers to these questions. Urbain traces the transformation of the beach from a place of mythological threats and a demanding workplace fraught with danger to a destination for medical treatment and the pursuit of pleasure. He looks to the emergence of the modern vacation in the nineteenth century, examines representations of beachgoing in literature and the arts, and shows the transgressive side of beach culture--from nudism to hedonism to various "scandals" about costume, behavior, and sexuality that make the beach the site of social spectacle as well as leisure. Urbain's ultimate focus is the paradoxical enterprise of the residential seaside vacationer, who travels in order to stay in one place and who leaves the everyday world behind to reconstruct an idealized version of it at the shore. He argues that unlike tourists, who move from place to place, beach vacationers are not seeking to explore nature, to discover other cultures, or even to "get away from it all"; rather, they are attempting to re-create their own identities through a simplified community they can no longer find elsewhere. Blending history with social observation, Urbain presents an original, incisive, and entertaining account of this enduring ritual of escape and recreation.

On The Beach

Author: Altan
Publisher: Xist Publishing
ISBN: 1532402880
Size: 17.75 MB
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The Sun is Shining. Bunny's Headed to the Beach! In the summer, it's time to head to the beach. Bunny gets ready for a nice sunny day, but isn't quite prepared for everything that will happen. Little children will love this sweet and simple story about a visit to the beach. This book is part of the Kika's First Books series, created by Altan for his young child. Kika's First Books are celebrating their 40th anniversary with new publications in English after being loved in Italy for generations. These sweet little books make excellent read alouds for the youngest listeners. Kika's First Books explore common childhood themes and experiences and are lots of fun for little ones. Xist Publishing is proud to present the Kika's First Books to a new generation of children. By bringing beloved stories from diverse cultures to new audiences, Xist Publishing celebrates childhood in all its beautiful forms. We hope your children will enjoy these stories and discover a lifetime love of reading and love for all the people and creatures of the world.

The Nest On The Beach

Author: Annette Smith
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780170097192
Size: 19.71 MB
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The accurately presented setting of this narrative gives reason for the agitation experienced by a sea bird when its nesting environment is threatened. Understanding the effect of setting is an essential feature of narrative texts.

Beowulf On The Beach

Author: Jack Murnighan
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 030745987X
Size: 80.86 MB
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Feel bad about not reading or not enjoying the so-called great books? Don’t sweat it, it’s not your fault. Did anyone tell you that Anna Karenina is a beach read, that Dickens is hilarious, that the Iliad’s battle scenes rival Hollywood’s for gore, or that Joyce is at his best when he’s talking about booze, sex, or organ meats? Writer and professor Jack Murnighan says it’s time to give literature another look, but this time you’ll enjoy yourself. With a little help, you’ll see just how great the great books are: how they can make you laugh, moisten your eyes, turn you on, and leave you awestruck and deeply moved. Beowulf on the Beach is your field guide–erudite, witty, and fun-loving–for helping you read and relish fifty of the biggest (and most skipped) classics of all time. For each book, Murnighan reveals how to get the most out of your reading and provides a crib sheet that includes the Buzz, the Best Line, What’s Sexy, and What to Skip. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Fun At The Beach

Author: Julie A. Walker
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1456759264
Size: 11.81 MB
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It is great to spend time with family, and even better when it is at the beach! Cooper and Anna love spending time with their Grandpa digging in the sand, playing catch with cousins, and swimming with Grandma. Maybe fly a kite with Dad, have a picnic or find wiggly seashells. Sometimes just watching the sunset at the end of the day is a moment to remember. Whether it is a beach by the beautiful lakes in Canada, on the coast of Carolina, or the white sand beaches of Florida, going to the beach is always fun. Join Cooper and Anna for a day at the beach and see all the fun things they like to do. Maybe you like the same things, or will find a great idea for your next day at the beach!

Conversations On The Beach

Author: Götz Hoeppe
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781845450151
Size: 79.70 MB
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Based on ethnographic fieldwork in a fishing village, this book explores the local environmental knowledge of the fisher folk and its role in helping them to adapt to rapidly changing conditions. Particular emphasis is put on conversation as a cultural process, the use of metaphors and figurative speech.