Sergeant Lester Ferris is a good man in need of a rest. After a long career of being shot at, he's about to retire. The former British colony of Mancreu is the ideal place for him to serve out his time: a backwater island in legal limbo, belching toxic clouds of waste, and facing imminent destruction by an international community afraid for their own safety. Although there is an illicit Black Fleet lurking in the bay, Lester's brief is to sit tight and turn a blind eye. So he makes his rounds, drinks tea, and befriends a brilliant, Internet-addled street kid with a comic-book fixation. But when Mancreu's fragile society erupts in violence, Lester has to become more than just an observer: he must rediscover the man of action he once was, and find out what kind of hero the island - and the boy - will need.
“That these man-like creatures were in truth only bestial monsters, mere grotesque travesties of men, filled me with a vague uncertainty of their possibilities far worse than any definite fear.”Edward Prendick, the sole survivor of a shipwreck in the South Pacific, is set ashore on an island where he meets the mysterious Doctor Moreau. Horrified by the discovery that Moreau is performing vivisection on animals to form monstrous human hybrids, Prendick flees into the jungle. But he soon realises that the island is populated with Moreau’s terrible creations, and not all are divested of their savage habits . . .H. G. Wells pioneered ideas of society, science and progress in his works, which are now considered modern classics. Written in 1896, The Island of Doctor Moreau is an imaginative exploration of the nature of cruelty and what it means to be human.
The story takes place in Providence, Rhode Island and revolves around the Church of Starry Wisdom. The cult uses an ancient artifact known as the Shining Trapezohedron to summon a terrible being from the depths of time and space.
Полный вариант заголовка: «The narrative of captain David Woodard : and four seamen, who lost their ship while in a boat at sea, and surrendered themselves up to the Malays, in the Island of Celebes : containing an interesting account of their sufferings from hunger and various hardships, and their escape from the Malays, after a captivity oftwo years and a half : also an account of the manners and customs of the country, and a description of the harbours and coast, etc. : together with an introduction, and аn appendix, containing narratives of various escapes from shipwrecks, under great hardships and abstinence : holding out a valuable seaman's guide, and the importance of union, confidence, and perseverance, in the midst of distress».
Book 12 is the best yet in the brilliant, bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series! Greg Heffley and his family are getting out of town. With the cold weather setting in and the stress of the Christmas holiday approaching, the Heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation. A... Book 12 is the best yet in the brilliant, bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series! Greg Heffley and his family are getting out of town. With the cold weather setting in and the stress of the Christmas holiday approaching, the Heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation. A few days in paradise should do wonders for Greg and his frazzled family. But the Heffleys soon discover that paradise isn't everything it's cracked up to be. Sun-poisoning, stomach troubles and venomous creatures all threaten to ruin the family's vacation. Can their trip be saved, or will this island getaway end in disaster? Whether a loyal fan already or new to the Wimpy Kid books, THE GETAWAY is the perfect book for young readers this Christmas. With engaging writing, hilarious illustrations on every page and an action-packed holiday-based plot, THE GETAWAY is a winner.
The documentary and art photostory about an island, right-bank part of St. Petersburg with which building of the city began. Supplied more than fifty color photos, the story will tell also of the Cabin of Peter the Great constructed in three days and of the first in the city park “for commonalty”, and of the Artillery museum, with the world’s largest collection of weapon, of the cruiser “Aurora” which did to so many noise for the whole world the shot and of the Mosque, largest in Europe…
Полный вариант заголовка: «Voyage of His Majesty's ship Alceste, along the coast of Corea, to the island of Lewchew : with an account of her subsequent shipwreck / by John M'Leod».
Growing up in the 1950's, Tom Bianchi wouldhead into downtown Chicago and pick up 25-cent “physique” magazines at newsstands. Inone such magazine, he found a photograph ofbodybuilder Glenn Bishop on Fire Island. “FireIsland sounded exotic, perhaps a name madeup by the photographer,” he recalls in the prefaceto his latest monograph. “I had no idea itwas a real place. Certainly, I had no idea thenthat it was a place I would one day call home.”In 1970, fresh out of law school, Bianchi begantraveling to New York, and was invited tospend a weekend at Fire Island Pines, where heencountered a community of gay men. Usingan SX-70 Polaroid camera, Bianchi documentedhis friends' lives in the Pines, amassing an imagearchive of people, parties and private moments.These images, published here for thefirst time, and accompanied by Bianchi's movingmemoir of the era, record the birth and developmentof a new culture. Soaked in sun, sex,camaraderie and reverie, Fire Island Summersconjures a magical bygone era.Tom Bianchi was born and raised in the suburbsof Chicago and graduated from NorthwesternUniversity School of Law in 1970. He became acorporate attorney, eventually working withColumbia Pictures in New York, painting anddrawing on weekends. His artwork came to theattention of Betty Parsons and Carol Dreyfussand they gave him his first one-man paintingshow in 1980. In 1984, he was given his firstsolo museum exhibition at the Spoleto Festival.After Tom's partner died of AIDS in 1988,he turned his focus to photography, producingOut of the Studio, a candid portrayal of gay intimacy.Its success led to producing numerousmonographs, including On the Couch, DeepSex and In Defense of Beauty.
Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure novels set mostly in Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. In Mary of Marion Isle we make the acquaintance of Andrew West, a young doctor who enters into a loveless marriage with Clara, his first cousin. With Clara pushing him unwillingly into politics, he eventually becomes appointed the governor-general of the U.K. colony of Oceania. When the ship that Andrew and Clara are on strikes an iceberg in the south Indian Ocean, Andrew fetches up on the desolate Marion Island. It is there that Andrew finds the true love of his life, Mary, who had been shipwrecked on the island some 15 years before and who had been living there alone for the past nine years.
A level 2 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Diane Mowat. I often walked along the shore, and one day I saw something in the sand. I went over to look at it more carefully… It was a footprint – the footprint of a man!' In 1659 Robinson Crusoe was shipwrecked on a small island off the coast of South America. After fifteen years alone, he suddenly learns that there is another person on the island. But will this man be a friend – or an enemy?
Haunted by the memory of a moment of lost nerve during a disastrous voyage, Jim submits to condemnation by a Court of Inquiry. In the wake of his disgrace he travels to the exotic region of Patusan, and as the agent at this remote trading post comes to be revered as 'Tuan Jim.' Here he finds a measure of serenity and respect within himself. However, when a gang of thieves arrives on the island, the memory of his earlier disgrace comes again to the fore, and his relationship with the people of the island is jeopardized.
A level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by John Escott. Suddenly, there was a high voice screaming in the darkness: ""Pieces of eight! Pieces of eight! Pieces of eight!"" It was Long John Silver's parrot, Captain Flint! I turned to run…' But young Jim Hawkins does not escape from the pirates this time. Will he and his friends find the treasure before the pirates do? Will they escape from the island, and sail back to England with a ship full of gold?
Renee Fleming stars in the title role of this rarely heard diva showcase, in a production by Tony Award winne Mary Zimmerman. Rossini's opera, set in the time of the Crusades, tells the story of a vengeful sorceress who enthralls men in her island prison. Opera in three acts
In March 2017, the producers of ‘Godzilla’ transport audiences to the birthplace of one of the most powerful monster myths of all in KONG: SKULL ISLAND, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures.When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly star in a thrilling and original new adventure that reveals the untold story of how Kong became King.The Art and Making of Kong: Skull Island goes behind the scenes and reveals how this monster-sized production was brought to the screen. Featuring incredible concept art and on-set photography, this deluxe book is a rare treat for fans as key cast and crew tell the story of how Kong was given a whole new lease of life.