The North Water
Score: 3.5
From 44 Ratings

The North Water


  • Author : Ian McGuire
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2016-03-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781627795951


The North Water Book Description :

One of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year National Bestseller Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize Winner of the RSL Encore Award Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize A New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Named a Best Book of the Year by Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, New Statesman, Publishers Weekly, and Chicago Public Library Behold the man: stinking, drunk, and brutal. Henry Drax is a harpooner on the Volunteer, a Yorkshire whaler bound for the rich hunting waters of the arctic circle. Also aboard for the first time is Patrick Sumner, an ex-army surgeon with a shattered reputation, no money, and no better option than to sail as the ship's medic on this violent, filthy, and ill-fated ...

The North Water
Score: 3.5
From 44 Ratings

The North Water


  • Author : Ian McGuire
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-02-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471151279


The North Water Book Description :

LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016 A NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN NOTABLE BOOK 2016 SHORTLISTED FOR THE LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE 2017 -- Winner of the RSL Encore Award 2017 -- A ship sets sail with a killer on board . . . 1859. A man joins a whaling ship bound for the Arctic Circle. Having left the British Army with his reputation in tatters, Patrick Sumner has little option but to accept the position of ship's surgeon on this ill-fated voyage. But when, deep into the journey, a cabin boy is discovered brutally killed, Sumner finds himself forced to act. Soon he will face an evil even greater than he had encountered at the siege of Delhi, in the shape of Henry Drax: harpooner, murderer, monster . . . 'A tour de force' Hilary Mantel 'Riveting and darkly br...

The North Water

The North Water


  • Author : Ian McGuire
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2016-03-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781627795944


The North Water Book Description :

"A fast-paced, gripping story set in a world of gruesome violence and perversity, where 'why?' is not a question and murder happens on a whim: but where a very faint ray of grace and hope lights up the landscape of salt and blood and ice. A tour de force of narrative tension and a masterful reconstruction of a lost world that seems to exist at the limits of the human imagination." --Hilary Mantel “This is a novel that takes us to the limits of flesh and blood. Utterly convincing and compelling, remorselessly vivid, and insidiously witty, The North Water is a startling achievement.” --Martin Amis A nineteenth-century whaling ship sets sail for the Arctic with a killer aboard in this dark, sharp, and highly original tale that grips like a thriller....

Water as a Human Right for the Middle East and North Africa
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Water as a Human Right for the Middle East and North Africa


  • Author : Asit K. Biswas
  • Publisher : IDRC
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780415461351


Water as a Human Right for the Middle East and North Africa Book Description :

Access to safe drinking water and proper sanitation is essential for human survival and for maintenance of a decent quality of life. Currently, more than a billion people do not have access to safe drinking water and more than two billion people lack proper sanitation. In 1992, the United Nations proclaimed that water should be considered to be a human right. This position, however, has not been accepted by many developed and developing countries. This book systematically and comprehensively analyzes the legal development of the concept of water as a human right; implications for the national governments, and international and national organizations for the implementation of this concept; progress made in different Middle East and North African count...

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos
Score: 4
From 709 Ratings

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos


  • Author : Dominic Smith
  • Publisher : Sarah Crichton Books
  • Release Date : 2016-04-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374714048


The Last Painting of Sara de Vos Book Description :

“Written in prose so clear that we absorb its images as if by mind meld, “The Last Painting” is gorgeous storytelling: wry, playful, and utterly alive, with an almost tactile awareness of the emotional contours of the human heart. Vividly detailed, acutely sensitive to stratifications of gender and class, it’s fiction that keeps you up at night — first because you’re barreling through the book, then because you’ve slowed your pace to a crawl, savoring the suspense.” —Boston Globe A New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice A RARE SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY PAINTING LINKS THREE LIVES, ON THREE CONTINENTS, OVER THREE CENTURIES IN THE LAST PAINTING OF SARA DE VOS, AN EXHILARATING NEW NOVEL FROM DOMINIC SMITH. Amst...

Incredible Bodies

Incredible Bodies


  • Author : Ian McGuire
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-05-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408882467


Incredible Bodies Book Description :

Thirty-something Morris Gutman is a chronically indecisive temporary lecturer at the University of Coketown. Life hasn't turned out as he planned: he has a demanding wife, an insomniac child and teaches demeaning courses to ungrateful English students. However, he is willing to do whatever it takes to negotiate a permanent departmental job, even if it means finding his way through the minefield that is academia and winning over the alluring and manipulative research fellow Zoe Cable....

Water in the Middle East and in North Africa

Water in the Middle East and in North Africa


  • Author : Fathi Zereini
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-03-09
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783662108666


Water in the Middle East and in North Africa Book Description :

This volume presents the latest research related to the current water situation, as well as its significance for the peaceful coexistence of the neighbouring countries. The book focuses on crucial topics: water resources, water protection, water management and water as a source of conflict. Topics such as sewage disposal and soil protection, as well as the transfer of environmental technology are also discussed....

Deep Water Dream

Deep Water Dream


  • Author : Gretchen Roedde
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Release Date : 2018-12-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459743304


Deep Water Dream Book Description :

Deep Water Dream is a hopeful memoir that shares the author’s voyage of discovery as a mother, wife, and physician in underserved communities in northern Ontario....

Landfalls
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Landfalls


  • Author : Naomi J. Williams
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2015-08-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374712471


Landfalls Book Description :

The gripping story of a dramatic eighteenth-century voyage of discovery from Naomi J. Williams In her wildly inventive debut novel, Naomi J. Williams reimagines the historical La Pérouse expedition, a voyage of exploration that left Brest in 1785 with two frigates, two hundred men, and overblown Enlightenment ideals and expectations, in a brave attempt to circumnavigate the globe for science and the glory of France. Deeply grounded in historical fact but refracted through a powerful imagination, Landfalls follows the exploits and heartbreaks not only of the men on the ships but also of the people affected by the voyage-natives and other Europeans the explorers encountered, loved ones left waiting at home, and those who survived and remembered the ex...

The Water Kingdom

The Water Kingdom


  • Author : Philip Ball
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226470924


The Water Kingdom Book Description :

From the Yangtze to the Yellow River, China is traversed by great waterways, which have defined its politics and ways of life for centuries. Water has been so integral to China’s culture, economy, and growth and development that it provides a window on the whole sweep of Chinese history. In The Water Kingdom, renowned writer Philip Ball opens that window to offer an epic and powerful new way of thinking about Chinese civilization. Water, Ball shows, is a key that unlocks much of Chinese culture. In The Water Kingdom, he takes us on a grand journey through China’s past and present, showing how the complexity and energy of the country and its history repeatedly come back to the challenges, opportunities, and inspiration provided by the waterways. D...