On the Beach

Following the outbreak of a devastating nuclear war in the Northern Hemisphere, the inhabitants of a small Australian community await the inevitable after-effects of the bombs to reach them.

Author: Nevil Shute

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345311485

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Following the outbreak of a devastating nuclear war in the Northern Hemisphere, the inhabitants of a small Australian community await the inevitable after-effects of the bombs to reach them. Reissue.

The Beach

The irresistible novel that was adapted into a major motion picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Author: Alex Garland

Publisher: Riverhead Books

ISBN: 1573226521

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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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.

The Girl on the Beach

They'd explored the city, enjoying a couple of weeks acting like tourists; visiting the beaches, the Opera House, Taronga Zoo, walking over the famous Sydney harbour bridge and taking ferry rides around the harbour.

Author: Morton S. Gray

Publisher: Choc Lit Limited

ISBN: 9781781893142

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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After starting over in an English coastal village, a woman encounters a startling vision of love from her past in this “delightful contemporary romance” (Long and Short Reviews). Ellie Golden has come to the seaside village of Borteen to pursue her artistic ambitions and leave her troubled past behind. Yet memories are stirred when she meets Harry Dixon, the handsome new headmaster at her son’s school. Ellie knows in her heart that Harry is her former love, Ben Rivers. What they shared on the beach that one night is unforgettable. But she also knows that Ben died in a surfing accident years ago. Harry’s arrival in town is more than a little unsettling for Ellie. Seeing him brings back intense memories of young romance, yet he insists he’s never met her before. But Ellie has other reasons to be unsettled. Someone else from her past is lurking in the shadows of her new life, and the only person she can turn to is the man who calls himself Harry Dixon.

On the Beach Nevil Shute Norway Literary Thoughts Edition

That afternoon they strolled down to the beach and bathed, leaving Mary with the baby at the house. Lying on the warm sand with the two men, Moira asked, “Dwight, where is Swordfish now? Is she coming here?” “I haven't heard it,” he ...

Author: Nevil Shute Norway

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 9783741863981

Category: Fiction

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Literary Thoughts edition presents On the Beach by Nevil Shute Norway ------ "On the Beach", written in 1957 by British-Australian author Nevil Shute Norway (Nevil Shute Norway (1899-1960), is a post-apocalyptic novel, which details the experiences of a mixed group of people in Melbourne after a preceding nuclear war and the subsequent arrival of deadly radiation ... All books of the Literary Thoughts edition have been transscribed from original prints and edited for better reading experience. Please visit our homepage www.literarythoughts.com to see our other publications.

The Naughtiest Unicorn on the Beach

Mira and Dave the naughtiest unicorn are going to the beach!

Author: Pip Bird

Publisher:

ISBN: 1405297182

Category: Beaches

Page: 146

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Mira and Dave the naughtiest unicorn are going to the beach! Mira can't wait to build a giant sandcastle. But when Mira and her Unicorn School friends go exploring and spot a little narwhal in big trouble, the fun day out turns into a super-adventurous rescue mission

At the Beach

The beach is spectacular . It is a theater in which society unveils itself , lays itself bare ( literally and metaphorically ) , bringing to light “ the affective and feeling dimension of social relationships ” in the framework of a ...

Author: Jean-Didier Urbain

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816634505

Category: Social Science

Page: 362

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Around the world, when people think of vacation it's the beach they want--even when long distances must be traversed, the seashore is the place to escape the rigors of modern life. How did this come to be, and what does our ongoing love affair with the beach mean? How do shore vacations differ from traditional tourism, and what does this tell us about our fears and dreams? In At the Beach, Jean-Didier Urbain offers witty and insightful answers to these questions. Urbain traces the transformation of the beach from a place of mythological threats and a demanding workplace fraught with danger to a destination for medical treatment and the pursuit of pleasure. He looks to the emergence of the modern vacation in the nineteenth century, examines representations of beachgoing in literature and the arts, and shows the transgressive side of beach culture--from nudism to hedonism to various "scandals" about costume, behavior, and sexuality that make the beach the site of social spectacle as well as leisure. Urbain's ultimate focus is the paradoxical enterprise of the residential seaside vacationer, who travels in order to stay in one place and who leaves the everyday world behind to reconstruct an idealized version of it at the shore. He argues that unlike tourists, who move from place to place, beach vacationers are not seeking to explore nature, to discover other cultures, or even to "get away from it all"; rather, they are attempting to re-create their own identities through a simplified community they can no longer find elsewhere. Blending history with social observation, Urbain presents an original, incisive, and entertaining account of this enduring ritual of escape and recreation.

Starfish on the Beach

A mother and daughter find starfish on the beach drying in the sun.

Author: Tom Schneider

Publisher:

ISBN: 0984038507

Category:

Page: 32

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A mother and daughter find starfish on the beach drying in the sun. They try to save them by throwing them back in the water but get discouraged by how many need rescuing. The daughter sees that she can make a difference for at least one at a time.

A Day at the Beach

In this adorable picture book, Duggee takes the Squirrels on a trip to the beach, where they end up building a sandcastle home for two new friends!

Author: Ladybird

Publisher: BBC Children's Books

ISBN: 1405924330

Category:

Page: 32

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"Meet Duggee, a big dog with a big job. He runs the Squirrel club! Duggee and the Squirrels are off to the beach. While enjoying the sun, sea and sand, they meet two crabs who have a very special request. Can the Squirrels build them a sandcastle home? Join Duggee and the Squirrels in this fune tale, and collect your Sandcastle Badge!"

Scratch Sketch at the Beach

Playful rhymes and trace-along sketches invite young artists to build a sand castle, toss a Frisbee, fly a kite, and visit the ice cream truck. Discover seashore critters as you scratch and sketch pictures of fun at the beach!

Author: Lee Nemmers

Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.

ISBN: 1441304347

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Playful rhymes and by-the-sea sketches invite you to build sand castles, toss a Frisbee, fly a kite, and visit the ice cream truck. Discover seashore critters as you scratch and sketch pictures of fun at the beach! Wire-o bound hardcover. Includes: 10 scratch-off, 10 illustrated, and 10 sketch pages. Ages 5 and up.

Pippi and Frieda at the Beach

Pippi didn't know what to do with these feelings she was having ; she felt mixed up . Pippi thought maybe it would be best if she just sat on the beach and enjoyed the other three having fun in the water .

Author: Dottie Boynton

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781643348254

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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Pippi, being raised with and always getting her mother’s full attention, learns that she is not always going to be first. This story tells how Pippi deals with friendships and new emotions.