The Waves

In this new edition David Bradshaw considers the spellbinding oddness and originality of The Waves, helping the reader to negotiate a way though this most poetic and haunting of novels.

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191646171

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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'I, who would wish to feel close over me the protective waves of the ordinary, catch with the tail of my eye some far horizon.' Intensely visionary yet absorbed with the everyday; experimental, daring and challenging, The Waves is regarded by many as Virginia Woolf's greatest achievement. It follows a set of six friends from childhood to middle age as they experience the world around them and explore who they are and what it means to be alive. As the contours of their lives are revealed, a unique novel is slowly unveiled. Enfolded within Woolf's lyrical and mysterious language, the mundane takes on a startling new significance while distant pasts are no less in play than the clamorous sounds and kaleidoscopic sights of the modern city. Yet precisely where the alluringly enigmatic pages of The Waves are leading, and what deeper meanings are held within its undulant chapters and shimmering interludes, are questions that have never ceased to enthral readers and critics alike. In this new edition David Bradshaw considers the spellbinding oddness and originality of The Waves, helping the reader to negotiate a way though this most poetic and haunting of novels. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Beneath the Waves

But I was as sure as ifI had been standing on the bridge watching the waves go by. “'Shut the fore-end door, Tom,” I shouted. 'Tom dashed to shut the door, ...

Author: A.S Evans

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781848842922

Category: History

Page: 439

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Since the beginning of the Royal Navy Submarine Service in 1901, 173 submarines have been lost and in many circumstances with their entire crew. War inevitably takes a heavy toll: in World War Two alone – 341 officer and 2,801 ratings failed to return to harbour. The loss of personnel was roughly equivalent to the strength of the Submarine Arm at the outbreak of war. Between the first loss, A1 in 1904, and the last, Artemis in 1971, lie many stories in which cool nerve was very much in evidence and one can marvel at the escape of the only survivor of Perseus; and of the sinking of Olympus from which the few survivors had to swim seven miles before receiving help; and of Surgeon-Lieutenant Charles Rhodes who died that others may live. These and many other accounts of submarine escape are described within this history – and whenever possible in the words of survivors or witnesses.

Braving the Waves

She was afraid , worried and anxious . Dear God , please save Radhi ! A Thorny Path T HE news about Erom being the 204 BRAVING THE WAVES.

Author: Zailiani Taslim

Publisher: Utusan Publications

ISBN: 9676112089

Category: Indigenous peoples

Page: 223

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Way of the Waves

She was suddenly desperate to get off the boat, to feel solid earth beneath her feet, to release her mind from the constant swirling of the waves.

Author: Janina Ramirez

Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children

ISBN: 9780192766366

Category: Juvenile Fiction


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Join young investigator and shield maiden Alva as she goes a-viking around the medieval world in search of adventure! Alva clings to her sleeping wolf as the Viking longship pitches and rolls over the North Sea's crashing waves. Soon she will reveal herself as a secret stowaway, but only when there's no chance of turning back. This is her opportunity to put her shield maiden spirit to the test - exploring strange new lands, solving mysteries, and most importantly finding her father . . .

Won from the waves


Author: William Henry G. Kingston


ISBN: OXFORD:600057930


Page: 367

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Surf the Waves of Opportunity

D | E | = | | E G A || SURF THE WAVES DF (UPPORTUNITY Lead your business to operational excellence with five things done right Right goals. - Ron plans.

Author: Dietrich Legat

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783739210100

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 212

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Are you managing a business or a business unit or is your goal to achieve such positions? Then this book is for you. It summarizes what I have learned about operational leadership over more than 50 years as a business manager and top management consultant: Operational leadership determines company success. Top management job is to spot the waves of opportunity and lead the company in riding them. Visionary and strategic thinking is required to spot waves. Operational leadership leads the company in riding them. It is like surfing big waves. To spot one is important, but success lies in riding it (operational execution) without falling off the surfboard. For success in operational leadership, you must do five things right, in a never-ending cycle of agile leadership: 1) Set the right operational goals to establish the line on which you want to surf your wave. You only need one single goal. 2) Plan. Build your surfboard. Design the right plan: Focus it on resolving constraints. Write it down on one single page. 3) Execute. Surf your wave. Follow the goal to deliver the obligations outlined in your operational plan. 4) Check. Review progress against your goals and execution of your operational plan. Go back to planning if the operational plans need to be adjusted. 5) Contribute the value required from operational leaders: Lead your Plan-Execute-Check cycle to spin faster than your competitors. Institutionalize the culture of operational excellence. Operational leadership is all about surfing monster waves of opportunity. It strains us to our limits. Yet it is the most fascinating and rewarding task in business management.

Cross the Waves and Climb the Steeps

Author: Nancy Meyer Schafner

Publisher: LifeRich Publishing

ISBN: 9781489734365

Category: Self-Help

Page: 274

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Join the Meyer family as they uproot their lives and heed God’s call to serve in a variety of stimulating overseas mission fields. Your heart will be warmed by the powerful challenges they encounter. Get to know each family member as they experience exciting adventures in both difficult and delightful circumstances while learning to place steadfast trust in God’s providence. The story begins in Africa, transitions to Lebanon and back to Africa with other countries in-between. Encounter the desolation of war but enjoy the natural beauty beyond. Soar with the summiting of two of Africa's highest peaks and sigh with the tragedies. Savor the safaris. Cry with the heartbreaks. Each character travels undulating paths packed with trials but filled with surprises. Learn of intriguing cultures, customs and cuisines interwoven with history, geography, ornithology and zoology. Numerous Biblical passages lace this book and are set to practical, heart-felt applications.

The Waves Behind the Boat

Francis King. Francis King THE WAVES BEHIND THE BOAT Born in Switzerland, Francis King spent his childhood in India,. Francis King.

Author: Francis King

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447257875

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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In a remote corner of Japan an Englishwoman is drowned by a freak tidal wave. Bill, a young university lecturer, and his wife Mary are asked by the Consul to identify the body. On their arrival in the seaside village they are met – and befriended – by Bibi Akulov, the immensely rich White Russian in whose house the dead woman was staying. For the English couple it is the start of a complex and unnerving relationship with Bibi and her mysterious brother Sasha – a relationship which reveals the darker side of the Akulov household, and involves Mary in an increasingly brutal exploration of her own secret nature.

The Waves Of Life Anthology

... day and night to make your dream come true. Introduction LataTejeswar is an efficient writer and poetess. She wrote. The Waves of Life LataTejeswar 3.

Author: Lata Tejeswar

Publisher: Onlinegatha

ISBN: 9788193122198


Page: 99

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"The waves of life" is my debut English Anthology. It is a collection of lovely stories and beautiful poems. I was very excited to see this after publishing my Hindi solo books. Out of which two are poem books and two are novelettes. It's really a great experience to see a book of mine every time and I always enjoyed the moment of book release. This time an Anthology, A debut book in English... Yuh!

Weird Wild Amazing Water Exploring the Incredible World Beneath the Waves


Author: Tim Flannery

Publisher: WW Norton

ISBN: 9781324019510

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 908


Internationally renowned author and scientist Tim Flannery explores our planet’s rivers and oceans and the extraordinary animals that live in them. Can jellyfish become zombies? Are narwhals unicorns? Can a turtle live in a tree? Tim Flannery has the answers. In this informed and accessible book, he introduces some of the most spectacular and unusual creatures in Earth’s waters with in-depth and often bizarre facts. Flannery ties together concepts of climate change, evolution, conservation, and taxonomy throughout each animal’s profile, firmly connecting it to its environment while sparking wonder at its role in the natural world. Packed with vibrant illustrations and guided by real-life anecdotes from one of our greatest science communicators, Weird, Wild, Amazing! Water teaches readers to cherish and delight in our planet’s ecosystems with Tim Flannery’s signature mix of humor and wisdom.

Empire of the Waves Voyage of the Moon Child

Cover and text design by Bruno Herfst © Penguin Group (Australia) Series: Empire of the waves. For children. Subjects: Sea stories – Juvenile fiction.

Author: Christopher Richardson

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 9781742538457

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 232

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Pel Narine is on the edge of war, and Anni Tidechild's world is on the brink of change. Uncertain about her past and fearful of the future, Anni lives a life of evasion; avoiding both her guardian, Wavelord Filip Able, and the voice that calls to her from the sea. When she meets Duck Knifetooth, the new friends are catapulted into unforeseen danger: pirates, the last giant, a mysterious ship and ancient creatures of the deep. It was a message to the Tidechild from the Pool of Fire in the Deep. Just five words ... We are waiting for you. From an exciting new voice comes the first book in a thrilling series - an epic seafaring quest for truth and freedom.

Canuting the Waves

Author: Jackie Hardy

Publisher: Dufour Editions

ISBN: UOM:39015047839918

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

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In her first collection, Canuting the Waves, Jackie Hardy challenges the unruly elements. While the Canute approach will not hold back the sea, she accepts that it is human nature to give it a try. She turns the tide of acceptance of wet feet into an adventure as her poems explore the dynamics of control and surrender. Not only do these poems plash about on the edge, they muddy the calm waters of comfortable assumptions, and peer into the rockpools of gender and ageing. Insights, revelations and discoveries ebb and flow in the course of the poems, often to the surprise of the poet as well as the reader. Her voice ranges from gentle chiding and wry comment to bristling annoyance and edginess. In two of her particular specialities, parodies and haiku, the soul of her wit is levity as well as brevity.

Ruling the Waves

Author: Debora L. Spar

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 015602702X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 403

View: 129


From pirate Jean Lafitte's exploits on the high seas to Rupert Murdoch's creation of a media empire, this intriguing look at the frequently rocky path of innovation ranges from the first idea and development of an invention to their rise to market dominance. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Riding the Waves

Author: Gayle G. Roper

Publisher: B & H Publishing Group

ISBN: 0805420843

Category: Religion

Page: 183

View: 580


Identifies what the author calls the enemies of contentment including envy, loneliness, and ungratefulness, demonstrating how to replace them with such alternatives as godly choices, obedience, and dependence as part of living a contented life. Original.

World Beneath the Waves

away horizon and dream of the wonders beneath the sparking waves. It is the purpose of this book to tell something about the vast oceans of this world, ...



ISBN: UVA:X000552742

Category: Marine animals

Page: 112

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An introduction to oceanography, the branch of science that studies various aspects of the world's many oceans.

The Way of the Waves

I counted the days until my twentieth birthday in 1943 when I could join the WAVES, and on this starry evening I was Apprentice Seaman Bennett, ...

Author: Marie Bennett Alsmeyer


ISBN: STANFORD:36105070624817

Category: Soldiers

Page: 186

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Power from the Waves

... 50 Norwegians 156 physicist 92 power take-off 100-1 pressure on government 144 professor 92 reflected waves 95 scientist 92 simplicity 104 snatch load ...

Author: David Ross


ISBN: UOM:39015037311084

Category: Bølgeenergi

Page: 212

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Foreword by Dr D. A. Elliott, Open University Over the last decade or so, renewable energy technology has moved from the margins to the mainstream. Whereas once it was the dream of utopians, now we have British Trade and Industry Ministers talking of L2.5 billion market for the UK renewable energy industry and the government's Renewable EnergyAdvisory Group estimating that the renewable sources could contribute perhaps 20 per cent of the UK's electricity requirement by the year 2025. Although some work had been done earlier, the UK entered the renewable energy field seriously in 1974, following the first oil crisis. A total of some L230 million has been spent on a range of research and development projects. Wave power was initially seen as one of the front runners and some L15million was spent on it before the "deep sea" wave programme was wound up in 1982. The decision to abandon deep sea wave power was the focus for much debate in which the author, David Ross, took a vigorous part. His book, Energy From the Waves, first published in 1979, provided unique coverage forthe general reader, as well as for students of renewable energy, of the technology involved in capturing the energy of the waves and of the historical and political development of this novel technology. He has since followed the twists and turns of the debate over wave power and, while hisinvestigative journalism and campaigning style have not endeared him to the energy establishment, his energetic exploration of the policy issues has provided us with a fascinating account of decision-making processes. The policy issues are now, if anything, more urgent than ever. With nuclear power widely seen as an unviable option, the development of renewable energy technologies, along with conservation techniques, are one way in which we can respond to the threat of global warming and other environmentalproblems. Clearly, some of his analysis is contentious. But then the topic is controversial, with interpretations of facts often still being in dispute. For example, in terms of the economics, all we have are estimates of likely costs. often based on purely conceptual systems, framed in contemporaryshort-term financial accounting contexts which usually ignore wider environmental considerations. Given this situation, it would probably be impossible to produce a totally independent and impartial review of the issues, or a "final conclusion" on wave power. The jury is still out. Accepting this limitation, although he is clearly a partisan for wave energy, Ross provides us with a unique insight into the issues of the technological decision-making process, an insight which may help us decide on the issues ourselves. Over the last decade or so, renewable energy technology hasmoved from the margins to the mainstream. By the year 2025 capturing the energy of waves could provide more than 20 per cent of the UK's electricity needs. And this clean, renewable power source would cause no environmental damage and no use of finite fossil fuel resources. This book explains how it could work, how experimental stations do work, and the politics and vested interests that have hindered and continue to hinder it.