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Island
Author: Aldous Huxley
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 1443428582
Pages: 400
Year: 2014-01-01
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While shipwrecked on the island of Pala, Will Farnaby, a disenchanted journalist, discovers a utopian society that has flourished for the past 120 years. Although he at first disregards the possibility of an ideal society, as Farnaby spends time with the people of Pala his ideas about humanity change. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.
Bad Island
Author: Doug TenNapel
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545389461
Pages: 224
Year: 2013-05-28
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When Reese is forced to go on a boating trip with his family, the last thing he expects is to be shipwrecked on an island-especially one teeming with weird plants and animals. But what starts out as simply a bad vacation turns into a terrible one, as the castaways must find a way to escape while dodging the island's dangerous inhabitants. With few resources and a mysterious entity on the hunt, each secret unlocked could save them . . . or spell their doom. One thing Reese knows for sure: This is one Bad Island.
Baby Island
Author: Carol Ryrie Brink
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442468599
Pages: 160
Year: 2012-06-19
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When a ferocious storm hits their ship, young Mary and Jean become stranded on a deserted island. They’re not the only survivors; with them are four babies. Immediately the sisters set out to make the island a home for themselves and the little ones. A classic tale of courage and dedication from a Newbery Medalist author.
The Island
Author: Olivia Levez
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780748779
Pages: 288
Year: 2016-02-22
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Frances is alone on a small island in the middle of the Indian ocean. She has to find water and food. She has to survive. And when she is there she also thinks about the past. The things that she did before. The things that made her a monster. Nothing is easy. Survival is hard and so is being honest about the past. Frances is a survivor however and with the help of the only other crash survivor she sees that the future is worth fighting for. A gripping and thoughtful story about a girl who didn’t ask to be the person she is but is also determined to make herself the person she wants to be.
Shipwreck
Author: Gordon Korman
Publisher:
ISBN: 1439519757
Pages: 129
Year: 2008-08-11
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Follows a group of six kids stranded on a deserted island as they embark on a quest for survival that tests their limits.
The Other Side of the Island
Author: Allegra Goodman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1595141960
Pages: 280
Year: 2009-05
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Born in the eighth year of Enclosure, ten-year-old Honor lives in a highly regulated colony with her defiant parents, but when they have an illegal second child and are taken away, it is up to Honor and her friend Helix, another "Unpredictable," to uncover a terrible secret about their Island and the Corporation that runs everything.
From an Island
Author: Anne Thackeray Ritchie
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 280
Year: 1877
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The Tenth Island
Author: Diana Marcum
Publisher: Little a
ISBN: 1503941329
Pages:
Year: 2018-08
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From a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer comes an exuberant memoir of personal loss and longing, and finding connection on the remote Azorean islands of the Atlantic Ocean. Reporter Diana Marcum is in crisis. A long-buried personal sadness is enfolding her--and her career is stalled--when she stumbles upon an unusual group of immigrants living in rural California. She follows them on their annual return to the remote Azores islands in the Atlantic Ocean, where bulls run down village streets, volcanoes are active, and the people celebrate festas to ease their saudade, a longing so deep that the Portuguese word for it can't be fully translated. Years later, California is in a terrible drought, the wildfires seem to never end, and Diana finds herself still dreaming of those islands and the chuva--a rain so soft you don't notice when it begins or ends. With her troublesome Labrador retriever, Murphy, in tow, Diana returns to the islands of her dreams only to discover that there are still things she longs for--and one of them may be a most unexpected love.
On the Island
Author: Josephine Jacobsen
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 256
Year: 1989
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Twenty powerful stories--many of which have received the O. Henry Prize--take up a range of timely topics including intrusions on Caribbean islands, euthanasia, and the political climate of the Guatemalan jungle
The Island at the Center of the World
Author: Russell Shorto
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1400096332
Pages: 416
Year: 2005-04-12
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A gripping narrative of New Netherland–a story of global sweep centered on a wilderness called Manhattan–that transforms our understanding of early America. When the British wrested New Amsterdam from the Dutch in 1664, the truth about its thriving, polyglot society began to disappear into myths about an island purchased for 24 dollars and a cartoonish peg-legged governor. But the story of the Dutch colony of New Netherland was merely lost, not destroyed: 12,000 pages of its records–recently declared a national treasure–are now being translated. Russell Shorto draws on this remarkable archive in The Island at the Center of the World, which has been hailed by The New York Times as “a book that will permanently alter the way we regard our collective past.” The Dutch colony pre-dated the “original” thirteen colonies, yet it seems strikingly familiar. Its capital was cosmopolitan and multi-ethnic, and its citizens valued free trade, individual rights, and religious freedom. Their champion was a progressive, young lawyer named Adriaen van der Donck, who emerges in these pages as a forgotten American patriot and whose political vision brought him into conflict with Peter Stuyvesant, the autocratic director of the Dutch colony. The struggle between these two strong-willed men laid the foundation for New York City and helped shape American culture. The Island at the Center of the World uncovers a lost world and offers a surprising new perspective on our own.
Island
Author: James Lazell
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520243528
Pages: 382
Year: 2005-11-01
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"The most refreshing and entertaining expose on island biogeography I've read in ages."—Gregory K. Pregill, University of San Diego
Climate Change and Small Island States
Author: Jon Barnett, John Campbell
Publisher: Earthscan
ISBN: 1849774897
Pages: 218
Year: 2010
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Small Island Developing States are often depicted as being among the most vulnerable of all places to the effects of climate change, and they are a cause c?l?bre of many involved in climate science, politics and the media. Yet while small island developing states are much talked about, the production of both scientific knowledge and policies to protect the rights of these nations and their people has been remarkably slow.This book is the first to apply a critical approach to climate change science and policy processes in the South Pacific region. It shows how groups within politically and scientifically powerful countries appropriate the issue of island vulnerability in ways that do not do justice to the lives of island people. It argues that the ways in which islands and their inhabitants are represented in climate science and politics seldom leads to meaningful responses to assist them to adapt to climate change. Throughout, the authors focus on the hitherto largely ignored social impacts of climate change, and demonstrate that adaptation and mitigation policies cannot be effective without understanding the social systems and values of island societies.
The Island
Author: Angie Brijpaul
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440110778
Pages: 116
Year: 2009-05
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Teenager Marie Marcette knows she's in for the sweltering combination of heat and humidity of the local climate when her older brother wins tickets to a resort in the Philippines. She doesn't count on meeting hunky Julian Summers, a guy that instantly grabs her attention with his intelligence and polite, fun demeanor. Marie's surprise at the unexpected intensifies when the tour boat she's on crashes, and she and twelve others are stranded on a deserted island, cut off from civilization. Beyond the normal hunt for goods to sustain themselves, Marie, Julian, and the others must deal with a mysterious forest from which some fail to reemerge. What kind of evil resides there? As members of the group vanish one by one, interpersonal struggles mount. With families broken, friendships strained, and love questioned, the remaining group members, including Marie and Julian, struggle to overcome their plight against the mysterious surrounding horrors. They bond together in a shaky truce, united in their quest for survival. As dreams start to fade and hope rapidly crumbles, their old lives become a thing of the past. How can Marie and the others escape the unknown horrors of The Island?
An Account of the Island of Jamaica
Author: Peter Marsden
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 87
Year: 1788
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Energy Island
Author: Allan Drummond
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374321841
Pages: 40
Year: 2011-03-01
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It's windy on the Danish island of Sams². Meet the environmentally friendly folks who, in a few short years, worked together for energy independence, and who now proudly call their home Energy Island.

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