There’s no stretch of awe and terror like the ocean. These waves have incessantly inspired the imaginations of various worlds. It is an impressive feat articulating feelings that the sea provokes. These books are a few of the countless many to brush against the ocean as a nexus of wonder and fear. A place worthy of alluring sunsets and terrifying nights. A place of underwater caves with crouching stalagmites and shifting creatures. Perhaps a place of sunken ships and sandy cabinets with scrolls and scrolls of diary entries. Dip your toes, cannonball right in, or simply take in the salty air of these stories over and under the sea.
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Inspired by Scottish myths and fairytales, “The Gracekeepers” explores a world divided by those who occupy the land and the ocean. Between a buoy of hope towards the future and a present of isolation and sadness, “The Gracekeepers” navigate love and loss with manifold taste. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby.
Millennia ago, mankind fled the earth’s surface into the bottomless depths of the darkest oceans. Shielded from a merciless sun’s scorching radiation, the human race tried to stave off certain extinction by sending robotic probes far into the galaxy to search for a new home among the stars. Generations later, one family is about to be torn apart in a conflict that will usher in the final race to save humanity from a world beyond hope.
A writer and naturalist discovers that it’s possible to befriend an octopus, and spends years visiting the octopus inhabitants at her local aquarium, and going around the world to learn more about these deeply intelligent and fascinating animals. You can also check out this title as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby, as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eAudio on Hoopla.
In this mesmerizing account, the exploits of Hamilton and his fellow surfers are juxtaposed against scientists’ urgent efforts to understand the destructive powers of waves–from the tsunami that wiped out 250,000 people in the Pacific in 2004 to the 1,740-foot-wave that recently leveled part of the Alaskan coast. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby.