On the eve of World War II, a divided nation faces an uncertain future. Only one American in four favors becoming involved in world affairs. Labor strikes have slowed production, and the Japanese threaten stability in the Pacific. Against this backdrop of uncertainty Reverend James Dunn must somehow offer comfort to those near to him, yet at the same time try to deal with his own personal struggles. As war draws nearer, Reverend Dunn becomes aware this war will change everything.
Adrift on the Ark is a collection of personal essays by Margaret Thompson that offers a straightforward study of the complex relationship between human beings and the natural world. The essays look at a wide range of beings-from spiders to peacocks-and cover issues such as our irrational phobias, our fascination with zoos, and the myths and stories we have created around the other occupants of this earth. They also observe the joy animals bring to us as our pets and the altruistic relationship between caregivers and companions. With lively anecdotes and engaging portraits of the animals who have enriched Margaret's life, these entertaining and personal essays serve a double purpose: as a reminder of our place in the natural order and our intricate connections with animals; and as a warning about how much we stand to lose by ignoring our responsibilities for all life on earth.
Meant to inspire and motivate, Adrift on the Ark is an enchanting reflection on the beneficial relationship between humans and other animals.
It is October, 1942, almost at the climax and turning point of the North African desert war against Rommel. RAF Spitfire pilot Nigel Turner has been forced to leave flying status after a wound. Now married to his beautiful wife Kathy (a former WAAF radar plotter), Nigel is sent with her to Cairo where as an intelligence officer he keeps an eye on pro-Nazi elements. His duties take into the Libyan desert to work with the tribes behind German lines. Back in Cairo, Kathy has her own brave part to play. Read on...
From one of the top rock band poster artists in the country comes a collection of evocative images of 26 of rock music's most recognized icons. Starting with AC/DC's familiar lightning bolts and ending with ZZ Top's custom Ford coupe, this alphabetical retrospective of more than four decades of rock history will inspire music lovers of all ages. From the Hardcover edition.