The Kingdom And The Cave

Author: Joan Aiken
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349005885
Size: 58.89 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 2014
Download Read Online
'The Under People. They live in a huge Cave. They are thought to be boring upwards. Giant worms and flying ants. Underground magic.' Mickle, the palace cat, knows the kingdom is in danger. He can feel it in his whiskers and he has found a mysterious note in the royal library... (Yes, of course he can read, and speak - if he chooses to!) Mickle can't trust the King and Queen with his mission, so he and Prince Michael, with the help of their animal friends (and quite a bit of magic!), set out on a perilous quest to find the sinister Under People, discover their secret power and save the Kingdom of Astalon. In her first novel, written when she was only a teenager, Joan Aiken showcases the imagination, wit and storytelling zest that would lead to classics like Arabel's Raven and The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.

Airport Design And Operation

Author: Antonin Kazda
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1784418692
Size: 57.27 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 843
Download Read Online
In this third edition the chapters have been enhanced to reflect changes in technology and the way the air transport industry runs. Key topics that are newly addressed include low cost airline operations, security issues and EASA regulations on airports. A new chapter covering extended details about wildlife control has been added to the volume.

Frost In May

Author: Antonia White
Publisher: Virago
ISBN: 9780349010281
Size: 46.26 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 972
Download Read Online
'Frost in May is the unsurpassed novel of convent school life. This story of a clash between a determined young girl and an authoritarian regime is both perceptive and painfully emotional, convincing in every detail' - Hermione Lee, Observer Nanda Gray, the daughter of a Catholic convert, is nine when she is sent to the Convent of Five Wounds. Quick-witted, resilient and eager to please, she accepts this closed world where, with all the enthusiasm of the outsider, her desires and passions become only those the school permits. Her only deviation from total obedience is the passionate friendships she makes. Convent life is perfectly captured - the smell of beeswax and incense; the petty cruelties of the nuns; the eccentricities of Nanda's school friends. With a new introduction by Tessa Hadley and an afterword by Elizabeth Bowen Books included in the VMC 40th anniversary series include: Frost in May by Antonia White; The Collected Stories of Grace Paley; Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault; The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter; The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehmann; Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith; The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West; Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston; Heartburn by Nora Ephron; The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy; Memento Mori by Muriel Spark; A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor and Faces in the Water by Janet Frame

Airport Design And Operation

Author: Antonin Kazda
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1784418692
Size: 14.30 MB
Format: PDF
View: 2458
Download Read Online
In this third edition the chapters have been enhanced to reflect changes in technology and the way the air transport industry runs. Key topics that are newly addressed include low cost airline operations, security issues and EASA regulations on airports. A new chapter covering extended details about wildlife control has been added to the volume.

Strategic Airport Planning

Author: Robert E. Caves
Publisher: Emerald Group Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780080427645
Size: 15.22 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 2944
Download Read Online
The role of an airport within the air transport system used to be largely incontestable. This book examines various pressures in order to identify changes that are required to the airport planning process. It discusses such issues as: forecasting in an uncertain world; airport market share; airline network choices; and more.

Marine And Coastal Protected Areas

Author: Rodney V. Salm
Publisher: IUCN
ISBN: 9782831705408
Size: 74.91 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 6304
Download Read Online
This is a new edition of the classic textbook on marine protected area (MPA) management in the tropics, originally produced as an output of the Bali World Parks Congress in 1982. Approaches to planning and managing MPAs have evolved considerably. Major advances include innovative financing mechanisms, partnerships with the private sector and NGOs, and collaborative management between government and coastal communities. These advances have brought new approaches for MPA establishment and management that are more participatory, involving communities through interaction and collaboration rather than prescription. With new case studies and illustrations, the guide comes in a water-resistant cover for field use. It is intended for those who plan individual and/or national MPA systems and gives philosophical context for MPAs along with some basic principles and approaches.

The World My Wilderness

Author: Rose Macaulay
Publisher: Virago
ISBN: 0349010013
Size: 25.77 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 7515
Download Read Online
It is 1946 and the people of France and England are facing the aftermath of the War. Sent by her beautiful, indolent mother to England, Barbary Deniston is thrown into the care of her distinguished father and conventional stepmother. Barbary has spent her childhood years in the sunshine of Provence. During the War, she ran wild with the Maquis, experiencing collaboration, betrayal and resistance. In peacetime the young woman has been taken away from all she knows and placed into the drab austerity of postwar London life. Confused and unhappy, she discovers the flowering bomb craters around St Paul's Cathedral. Here, in the bombed heart of London, with the outcasts living on the edge of society, she finds an echo of the wilderness of Provence and is forced to confront the wilderness within herself.