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Emily Brontë's only novel, this tale portrays Catherine and Heathcliff, their all-­encompassing love for one another, and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys them both, leading Heathcliff to shun and abuse society. First published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, Wuthering Heights is considered to be a classic of English literature. Emily Brontë's novel opens the mind to the complexity of society and family heritage. Explores masculinity and femininity. Heathcliff's desire for revenge and his perseverance to obtain, what he never had and what he seeks in love and life. It demonstrates the ripple effect of life and how it can destroy generations in succession. The power of emotions and the naivety of man. The magnitude of education on society and societal roles. How life can destroy and produce life, the duality of its nature.

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is the story of a doctor who, at first, doesn't always listen; of the patients he serves; of their caregivers; and, most importantly, of a cat who teaches by example, embracing moments of life that so many of us shy away from. "Oscar has much to teach us about empathy and courage. I couldn't put it down.­" --­Sara Gruen, author of "This book is a must-­read. Truly, this is a story that needs to be told.­" -- "You'll be moved.­" "This touching and engaging book is a must-­read for more than just cat lovers; anyone who enjoys a well-­written and compelling story will find much to admire in its unlikely hero.­" -- "[The] book, both touching and humorous, isn't just about Oscar. It's about listening and letting go.­" --

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In celebrated social commentator James Howard Kunstler explored how the terminal decline of oil production, combined with climate change, had the potential to put industrial civilization out of business. In, an astonishing work of speculative fiction, Kunstler brings to life what America might be, a few decades hence, after these catastrophes converge. For the townspeople of Union Grove, New York, the future is nothing like they thought it would be. Transportation is slow and dangerous, so food is grown locally at great expense of time and energy, and the outside world is largely unknown. There may be a president, and he may be in Minneapolis now, but people aren’t sure. Their challenges play out in a dazzling, fully realized world of abandoned highways and empty houses, horses working the fields and rivers, no longer polluted, and replenished with fish. With the cost of oil skyrocketing-­and with it the price of food-­Kunstler’s extraordinary book, full of love and loss, violence . . .

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The Secret Garden is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was initially published in serial format starting in the autumn of 1910, and was first published in its entirety in 1911. It is now one of Burnett's most popular novels, and is considered to be a classic of English children's literature. Several stage and film adaptations have been produced.

Mary Lennox is a sour-­faced, sassy, 10-­year-­old girl, who is born in India to selfish wealthy British parents who had not wanted her and were too wrapped up in their own lives. She was taken care of primarily by servants, who pacify her as much as possible to keep her out of the way. Spoiled and with a temper, she is unaffectionate, angry, rude and obstinate. Later, there is a cholera epidemic which hits India and kills her mother, father and all the servants. She is discovered alone but alive after the house is empty. She is sent to Yorkshire, England to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven at his home called Misselthwaite Manor.

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People all over the world have been riveted by the story of Cairo, the Belgian Malinois who was a part of the Navy SEAL team that led the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound. A dog's natural intelligence, physical abilities, and pure loyalty contribute more to our military efforts than ever before. You don't have to be a dog lover to be fascinated by the idea that a dog-­the cousin of that furry guy begging for scraps under your table-­could be one of the heroes who helped execute the most vital and high-­tech military mission of the new millennium. Now Maria Goodavage, editor and featured writer for one of the world's most widely read dog blogs, tells heartwarming stories of modern soldier dogs and the amazing bonds that develop between them and their handlers. Beyond tales of training, operations, retirement, and adoption into the families of fallen soldiers, Goodavage talks to leading dog-­cognition experts about why dogs like nothing more than to be on a mission with a handler . . .

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From the bestselling author of and a groundbreaking scientific thriller that exposes the dark side of SeaWorld, America’s most beloved marine mammal park

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Classic Jack London novel. According to Wikipedia: "Jack London (1876 1916) was an American author who wrote The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Sea Wolf along with many other popular books. A pioneer in the then-­burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first Americans to make a lucrative career exclusively from writing.­"

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First published by Houghton Mifflin in 1962, Silent Spring alerted a large audience to the environmental and human dangers of indiscriminate use of pesticides, spurring revolutionary changes in the laws affecting our air, land, and water. “­Silent Spring became a runaway bestseller, with international reverberations . . . [It is] well crafted, fearless and succinct . . . Even if she had not inspired a generation of activists, Carson would prevail as one of the greatest nature writers in American letters" (Peter Matthiessen, for Time's 100 Most Influential People of the Century).­This fortieth anniversary edition celebrates Rachel Carson's watershed book with a new introduction by the author and activist Terry Tempest Williams and a new afterword by the acclaimed Rachel Carson biographer Linda Lear, who tells the story of Carson's courageous defense of her truths in the face of ruthless assault from the chemical industry in the year following the publication of Silent...

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Tiere in freier Wildbahn: Sie bezaubern uns, weil sie uns so rätselhaft vorkommen. Sie machen einfach ihr Ding. Und was das genau bedeutet - das ist für uns Menschen oft nur schwer herauszufinden. GEO-­Reporter haben sich angepirscht - eine Auswahl ihrer besten Tierreportagen sind in diesem eBook als pure Lesestücke versammelt: Journalisten beobachten dabei die Seifenoper im Hyänen-­Rudel, überwinden ihre Angst vor den unfassbar giftigen Schlangen Australiens und erforschen in ganz Europa, wie die wilden Tiere längst verlorenes Terrain zurückerobern - ganz in unserer Nähe. Kapitel Hyänen: Die unterschätzten Räuber Löwen: Das Herrscherkollektiv Tiger: Tod im Wald Nashörner: Hornkrieg im Süden Afrikas Schlangen: Der Marathon des Giftforschers Seekühe: Bedrohte Grazien Amphibien: Auf dem Sprung ins Nirgendwo Nautilus: Jagd auf einen Sonderling Natur in Europa: Wieviel Wildheit wollen wir? Zoonosen: Angriff aus dem Tierreich Wildtier-­Handel 1: Der Ausverkauf der Schöpfung . . .

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Black Beauty is a classic children's tale about the trails and tribulations in the life of a horse from the horse's point of view. The story starts in the pasture where Black Beauty is born. We learn about his training to a bit and saddle. We follow his life as he grows up, makes friends, and is past from owner to owner good or bad. We learn how he deals the responsibilities of day to day living. Please Note: This book is easy to read in true text, not scanned images that can sometimes be difficult to decipher. The Microsoft eBook has a contents page linked to the chapter headings for easy navigation. The Adobe eBook has bookmarks at chapter headings and is printable up to two full copies per year. Both versions are text searchable.

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