In 2006, at the age of twenty-five, Liz Clark set sail, alone, from Santa Barbara to the South Pacific. Her memoir spans the next ten years of sailing and surfing and is delineated by time, place, and nautical miles traveled.
In this memoir, Dumas tells her story with honesty and without judgement. Readers will be drawn in by this family’s determination to embrace a skeptical country.
One of the most fascinating aspects of this story comes from learning what drove Elizabeth Blackwell to so resolutely pursue an achievement that no one else had accomplished.
Waves and Beaches has been a handy reference for surfers, sailors, oceanographers, and those who love the sea since 1964. An updated edition by the outdoor gear company Patagonia includes beautiful new photography and a tough cover designed for longevity.
Drawing from interviews, official records, private archives, and his own family history, Jason Colby tells the exhilarating and heartbreaking story of how people came to love an icon of the Pacific Northwest.
Did you know that your answers to just a handful of questions can predict the zip code of where you grew up? Speaking American offers a visual atlas of the American vernacular—who says what and where they say it—revealing our history, our regions, and the language that divides and unites us.
Too often, we define ourselves by our differences rather than by our alikeness. The Soul of an Octopus reminds us that common ground is always within reach, and that life becomes more beautiful when we keep looking for ways to connect.
Despite the many thousands of words at our disposal, the English language can be inadequate. Word Fugitives comes to the rescue, supplying hundreds of inspired words coined or redefined to meet everyday needs.
Veteran interviewer Larry King brings the personal side of WWII to readers by presenting a collection of wartime love stories as recounted by members of the “Greatest Generation.” Accompanying the stories are photographs, letters and ticket stubs, and even personalized cartoons drawn by men on the battlefront.