On the Beach

On the Beach


  • Release: 2020-06-23
  • Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 302 page
  • ISBN: 9781479451210
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"On the Beach" is a 1957 post-apocalyptic novel written by British-Australian author Nevil Shute after he emigrated to Australia. The novel details the experiences of a mixed group of people in Melbourne as they await the arrival of deadly radiation spreading towards them from the northern hemisphere following a nuclear war a year previously. As the radiation approaches each person deals with their impending death in different ways.

The Beach

The Beach


  • Release: 2005-07-05
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 448 page
  • ISBN: 9781101657508
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The irresistible novel that was adapted into a major motion picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The Khao San Road, Bangkok -- first stop for the hordes of rootless young Westerners traveling in Southeast Asia. On Richard's first night there, in a low-budget guest house, a fellow traveler slashes his wrists, bequeathing to Richard a meticulously drawn map to "the Beach." The Beach, as Richard has come to learn, is the subject of a legend among young travelers in Asia: a lagoon hidden from the sea, with white sand and coral gardens, freshwater falls surrounded by jungle, plants untouched for a thousand years. There, it is rumored, a carefully selected international few have settled in a communal Eden. Haunted by the figure of Mr. Duck -- the name by which the Thai police have identified the dead man -- and his own obsession with Vietnam movies, Richard sets off with a young French couple to an island hidden away in an archipelago forbidden to tourists. They discover the Beach, and it is as beautiful and idyllic as it is reputed to be. Yet over time it becomes clear that Beach culture, as Richard calls it, has troubling, even deadly, undercurrents. Spellbinding and hallucinogenic, The Beach by Alex Garland -- both a national bestseller and his debut -- is a highly accomplished and suspenseful novel that fixates on a generation in their twenties, who, burdened with the legacy of the preceding generation and saturated by popular culture, long for an unruined landscape, but find it difficult to experience the world firsthand.

Blood on the Beach

Blood on the Beach


  • Release: 2017-03-21
  • Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 272 page
  • ISBN: 9781459812956
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Eight teens are dropped off on a remote west-coast island for a week-long treatment program called INTRO (Into Nature to Renew Ourselves). The story is told by two of them: Alice, whose police-officer mother believes Alice might have a substance-abuse problem, and Caleb, who assaulted his abusive stepfather. They are joined by six other miscreants and three staff: a psychologist, a social worker and an ex-cop. On the first night, one of the girls disappears from her cabin. There is a panicked search of the island, but she is nowhere to be found. The adults seem oddly ineffectual in dealing with the crisis—and then the ex-cop gets sick and dies. The radio has been sabotaged, and there is no way to call for help. When the social worker also becomes ill, the kids decide to take matters into their own hands and track down the killer.

A Stranger on the Beach

A Stranger on the Beach


  • Release: 2019-07-23
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 352 page
  • ISBN: 9781250202543
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Parade's "10 Books Written by Women We Can't Wait to Read in 2019" | She Reads' "Most Anticipated Thillers of Summer 2019" | Pure Wow's "The Best Beach Reads of Summer 2019" | CrimeReads' "The Most Anticipated Crime Books of Summer" From bestselling author Michele Campbell comes A Stranger on the Beach, an edge-of-your seat story of passion and intrigue that will keep you guessing until the very end. Caroline Stark’s beach house was supposed to be her crowning achievement: a lavish, expensive space to showcase what she thought was her perfect family. But after a very public fight with her husband, she realizes things may not be as perfect as they seem: her husband is lying to her, the money is disappearing, and there’s a stranger on the beach outside her house. As Caroline’s marriage and her carefully constructed lifestyle begin to collapse around her, she turns to Aidan, the stranger, for comfort...and revenge. After a brief and desperate fling that means nothing to Caroline and everything to him, Aidan’s infatuation with Caroline, her family, and her house becomes more and more destructive. But who is manipulating whom in this deadly game of obsession and control? Who will take the blame when someone ends up dead...and what is Caroline hiding?

The Nest on the Beach

The Nest on the Beach


  • Release: 2001
  • Publisher: Nelson Thornes
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 16 page
  • ISBN: 0170097196
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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.

The Beach Book

The Beach Book


  • Release: 2012
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 195 page
  • ISBN: 9780231160544
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Waves and tides, wind and storms, sea-level rise and shore erosion: these are the forces that shape our beaches, and beach lovers of all stripes can benefit from learning more about how these coastal processes work. With animation and clarity, The Beach Book tells sunbathers why beaches widen and narrow, and helps boaters and anglers understand why tidal inlets migrate. It gives home buyers insight into erosion rates and provides natural-resource managers and interested citizens with rich information on beach nourishment and coastal-zone development. And for all of us concerned about the long-term health of our beaches, it outlines the latest scientific information on sea-level rise and introduces ways to combat not only the erosion of beaches but also the decline of other coastal habitats. The more we learn about coastline formation and maintenance, Carl Hobbs argues, the better we can appreciate and cultivate our shores. Informed by the latest research and infused with a passion for its subject, The Beach Book provides a wide-ranging introduction to the shore, and all of us who love the beach and its associated environments will find it timely and useful.

Fire on the Beach

Fire on the Beach


  • Release: 2002
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 335 page
  • ISBN: 0195154843
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From the Civil War to the turn of the century, this is the true-life story of the original Coast Guard and one crew of African-American heroes who fought storms and saved lives off America's southeastern coast. 31 halftones.

The Boy on the Beach

The Boy on the Beach


  • Release: 2005
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 30 page
  • ISBN: 0747546843
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Full of gentle humour and watercolour art, this is a reassuring story that conjures up the pleasures of a summer's day at the beach.

Moopy on the Beach

Moopy on the Beach


  • Release: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: Capstone
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 31 page
  • ISBN: 9781434218742
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Moopy's day at the beach is almost ruined by Ora's digging.

Conversations on the Beach

Conversations on the Beach


  • Release: 2007
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 208 page
  • ISBN: 1845450159
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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.