Trawler Trash

Author: Ed Robinson
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1500877891
Release Date: 2014-08-18
Genre:

Be introduced to a new anti-hero. Meade Breeze lives on the far outskirts of society with no visible means of support. He survives on his wits and a meager income derived from selling home-grown dope to suburban housewives and home-brewed rum to bums in the park. He's also on the run from his past misdeeds. He fears it will all catch up with him someday, so he stays on the move aboard his classic trawler. Explore the Gulf Coast Islands, Florida Keys, and the Bahamas with Breeze, but keep one eye over your shoulder. His mission to return his dead wife's ashes to their special place seems hopeless. He's going nowhere fast until a chance encounter with a lover from his past changes his luck . . . or does it?

Following Breeze

Author: Ed Robinson
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 150858141X
Release Date: 2015-03-12
Genre:

Breeze is on the move again, aboard Leap of Faith. There is trouble lurking in every port. He gets mixed up with a cocaine kingpin, talks his way out of a Cuban jail, and takes on a pretty refugee as a passenger. His trusty trawler takes him from the Keys to the Caribbean, and even to the Chesapeake Bay, where he contemplates turning himself in to the authorities. This is a timely tale that uses current events to shape the storyline; from our diplomatic relations with Cuba, to the social impact of Fifty Shades of Grey. Robinson has proven himself to be a master of the nautical narrative. His adventure stories are part John D. MacDonald, and part Papa Hemingway. Following Breeze has action to burn. You'll feel the excitement as the pages turn faster and faster. You'll feel for Breeze as he struggles with his inner demons. You won't guess how it ends.

Benevolent Breeze

Author: Ed Robinson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 172276368X
Release Date: 2018-08-04
Genre:

Breeze realizes that his lifestyle is not sustainable in the long run. The constant turmoil is taking its toll on his aging mind and body. During a particularly stressful moment, he has the sudden inspiration to make a radical change. Events conspire to postpone the start of his new life. With Brody at his side, he embarks on one last wild nautical adventure. Could this be the end for Breeze?

Enduring Breeze

Author: Ed Robinson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1983750271
Release Date: 2018-01-19
Genre:

Breeze and Brody work to save themselves and Leap of Faith from Hurricane Irma. Meanwhile, the FBI has a new director. He's working to tie up loose ends and Brody is one of them. Breeze marshals all of his resources to protect her. His first instinct is to run. They keep moving, but every path they take puts on them on a collision course with their destiny. Enduring Breeze combines all the action you've come to expect from your favorite anti-hero, with political intrigue ripped from today's headlines.

Bahama Breeze

Author: Ed Robinson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1535444150
Release Date: 2016-07-27
Genre:

Bahama Breeze Breeze and Holly retreat to the far reaches of the Bahamas to ponder the mysteries of love and find meaning in their lives. There are differences to reconcile, but in many ways they are very much alike. Has Breeze met his match? Meade Breeze Part rebel, part knight in rusty armor, and every ounce his own man, Meade Breeze is a rugged, reclusive Florida boat bum. He has special talent for attracting sexy women. His skill at handling boats is matched only by his knack for getting into, and out of, one predicament after another. In this fifth novel starring Breeze, his challenge is one of the heart.

Marine Mammals Ashore

Author: Joseph R. Geraci
Publisher: National Aquarium in Baltimore
ISBN: 9780977460908
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Marine mammals

Marine Mammals Ashore: A Field Guide for Strandings (J.R. Geraci & V.J. Lounsbury)in the hardcover formatis back! A comprehensive manual for understanding and dealing with a stranded seal, manatee, dolphin, whale, or sea otter, this book contains information for the interested beach dweller or student and for the scientist or marine resource manager. Marine Mammals Ashore describes rescue operations, how to organize a response team, and how to deal with the media and the public. It includes basic information on marine mammal biology, life history, and health, and an extensive bibliography.Marine Mammals Ashore also provides stranding network participants with practical guidelines for collecting data and specimens to better understand the biology and behavior of marine animals and the condition of their environment.All chapters have been updated and expanded, with emphasis on topics that include: enhancing network organization, public education, and media relations. natural and human-related mortality in each major marine mammal group. recognizing, responding to, and investigating unusual mortality events. new or updated protocols for specimen and data collection (e.g., samples for PCR analysis; basic guidelines for investigating possible noise-related strandings; collecting environmental data and samples; and a detailed protocol for examining marine mammals for signs of human interactions). zoonoses and other public health issues. updated overview of marine mammal stranding frequency and distribution in North America, with coverage extended to Canada and Mexico. overview of special topics provided by invited authors: disentanglement (Peter Howorth, Santa Barbara Marine Mammal Center, Santa Barbara CA); tagging and monitoring (Anthony Martin, British Antarctic Survey); and GIS applications (Greg Early, A.I.S., Inc., New Bedford, MA). close to 600 new references (and a few new carcass disposal stories!).The 372-page second edition features water- and tear-resistant paper, a vinyl cover, and durable plastic coil binding. There are even strategically placed lined pages for adding personal notes and contact information.

Braving Troubled Waters

Author: Rob van Ginkel
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9789089640871
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Social Science

An anthropological exploration of the daily life in the Dutch fishing community from the eighteenth century to present day.

Free Breeze

Author: Ed Robinson
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1516805291
Release Date: 2015-08-20
Genre:

Meade Breeze Part rebel, part knight in rusty armor, and every ounce his own man, Meade Breeze is a rugged, reclusive Florida boat bum. He has special talent for attracting sexy women. His skill at handling boats is matched only by his knack for getting into, and out of, one predicament after another. Starring in his third novel, all great entertainment, Breeze is the new anti-hero of nautical fiction. Free Breeze Slaying dragons and saving damsels in distress in nothing new for Breeze - he's done it before. But this one was different from the start. He couldn't save her. Her death haunted him as deeply as the loss of his wife. Her killer was still out there. There was nothing left for him to do, but seek revenge. After completing his mission, Breeze dabbles in normal society. Can he overcome his wanderlust? Can he assimilate, or will his demons led him to trouble again?

Mauve Gloves and Madmen Clutter and Vine

Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429961226
Release Date: 1988-04-01
Genre: Literary Collections

"When are the 1970s going to begin?" ran the joke during the Presidential campaign of 1976. With his own patented combination of serious journalism and dazzling comedy, Tom Wolfe met the question head-on in these rollicking essays in Mauve Gloves and Madmen, Clutter and Vine -- and even provided the 1970s with its name: "The Me Decade."

Leap of Faith

Author: Ed Robinson
Publisher:
ISBN: 1478720921
Release Date: 2013-09
Genre: Self-Help

There are many of us who dream about selling all our stuff, quitting our jobs, and running away to Paradise. This is a story about one couple who made that dream come true. The author shares what it feels like to experience ultimate freedom, and outlines the steps they took to get there. The story includes tales from their travels, social commentary on the state of today's American society, and a simple financial plan that will benefit anyone, regardless of their future goals. Throughout the narrative the reader is treated to dolphins and manatees, pelicans and osprey, blue skies, blue water and white sand beaches. Tropical music plays a role as well. Read how music inspired them to execute their plan. Follow along as they transform from everyday working drones to carefree boat bums and beachcombers. This book will make you rethink how you look at life, and money.

Rockbound

Author: Frank Parker Day
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442690639
Release Date: 1989-05-01
Genre: Fiction

Canada Reads 2005 Winner! In a David and Goliath style battle to the finish, Rockbound by Frank Parker Day triumphed over Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood and was declared the 2005 Canada Reads winner. In a series of debates that aired on the CBC in February, panelist Donna Morrissey, author of Kit?s Law and Downhill Chance, passionately championed this 1928 novel about life and nature on the small maritime island of Rockbound. The victory has brought this Atlantic Province favourite back into the limelight and is receiving nationwide attention, appearing on several bestseller lists across the country. After its initial publication, Rockbound remained in out of print status until 1973, when the University of Toronto Press acquired the rights to publish as part of their ?Literature of Canada Prose and Poetry in Reprint? series. It was reprinted with an introduction by Allan Bevan of Dalhousie University?s English Department. In 1989, Gerald Hallowell, an editor with the University of Toronto Press, rescued Rockbound from the backlist of the UTP catalogue. The book was reprinted with an afterword by Gwendolyn Davies, Dean of Graduate Studies and Associate Vice-President (Research) at the University of New Brunswick. UTP had been selling around 200 copies of the book per year, until Donna Morrissey selected it for the Canada Reads debates. Since then, UTP has sold over 35,000 copies and it has been reprinted three times! The University of Toronto Press would like to thank Donna Morrissey for her superb defense of the book and all of the people at the CBC for their support and encouragement. A complete synopsis of the debates, as well as an interactive timeline for Rockbound and Frank Parker Day can be found on their website, www.cbc.ca/canadareads/index.html. Copies of Rockbound can be found in abundance at the University of Toronto Bookstore, www.uoftbookstore.com, or at your local bookstore. To the harsh domain of Rockbound -- governed by the sternly righteous and rapacious Uriah Jung --comes the youthful David Jung to claim his small share of the island. Filled with dreamy optimism and a love for the unspoken promises of the night sky, David tries to find his way in a narrow, unforgiving, and controlled world. His conflicts are both internal and external, locking him in an unceasing struggle for survival; sometimes the sea is his enemy, sometimes his own rude behavior, sometimes his best friend Gershom Born, sometimes his secret love for the island teacher Mary Dauphiny; but always, inevitably, his Jung relatives and their manifold ambitions for money and power. The balance of life on Rockbound is precarious and thus fiercely guarded by all who inhabit its lonely domain, but just as a sudden change in the direction of the wind can lead to certain peril at sea, so too can the sudden change in the direction of a man's heart lead to a danger altogether unknown. Enormously evocative of the power, terror, and dramatic beauty of the Atlantic sea, and unrelenting in its portrait of back-breaking labour, cunning bitterness, and family strife, Rockbound is a story of many passions-love, pride, greed, and yearning -- all formed and buffeted on a small island by an unyielding wind and the rocky landscape of the human spirit.

Cool Breeze

Author: Ed Robinson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 153723501X
Release Date: 2016-09-04
Genre:

Cool Breeze Breeze emerges from a confrontation deep in the Everglades to learn that his beloved home waters are fouled with pollution. He thinks he's got a clever way to influence policy, but soon finds himself embroiled in political and legal corruption. Whether he's in hot pursuit of a crook, or in the office of a State's Attorney, he always keeps his cool. Meade Breeze Part rebel, part knight in rusty armor, and every ounce his own man, Meade Breeze is a rugged, reclusive Florida boat bum. He has a special talent for attracting sexy women. His skill at handling boats is matched only by his knack for getting into, and out of, one predicament after another. In this sixth novel starring Breeze, he navigates the foreign territory of underground politics.

True Breeze

Author: Ed Robinson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 154082697X
Release Date: 2016-12-16
Genre:

It began simply enough. Breeze's old friend knew right where the gold was. All he had to do was pick it up. He enlisted Holly for her diving skills. The mission would only take a day. That's not how it turned out. First it was the shark. Then it was the curious golden idols. Then it was the ex-con treasure hunter. Holly's patience wears thin as Breeze drags her deeper and deeper into turmoil. Can their tenuous relationship survive? Can Breeze turn the mission around? Will he live long enough to make them all rich? Follow Leap of Faith and Another Adventure from the west coast of Florida, to the Keys, and Costa Rica. Watch the deal go down in a seedy section of Miami. One hard man will leave with millions.

A Scientist Audits the Earth

Author: Stuart Leonard Pimm
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813535409
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Nature

Humans use 50 percent of the world's freshwater supply and consume 42 percent of its plant growth. We are liquidating animals and plants one hundred times faster than the natural rate of extinction. Such numbers should make it clear that our impact on the planet has been, and continues to be, extreme and detrimental. Yet even after decades of awareness of our environmental peril, there remains passionate disagreement over what the problems are and how they should be remedied. Much of the impasse stems from the fact that the problems are difficult to quantify. How do we assess the impact of habitat loss on various species, when we haven't even counted them all? And just what factors go into that 42 percent of biomass we are hungrily consuming? It is only through an understanding of the numbers that we will be able to break that impasse and come to agreement on which environmental issues are most critical and how they might best be addressed. Working on the front lines of conservation biology, Stuart Pimm is one of the pioneers whose work has put the “science” in environmental science. In this book, he appoints himself “investment banker of the global, biological accounts,” checking the environmental statistics gathered by tireless scientists in work that is always painstaking and often heartbreaking. With wit, passion, and candor, he reveals the importance of understanding where these numbers come from and what they mean. To do so, he takes the reader on a globe-circling tour of our beautiful, but weary, planet from the volcanic mountains and rainforests of Hawai'i to the boreal forests of Siberia. At times, the view looks rather grim. Yet Pimm, ever the optimist, presents a world filled with mysterious beauty, the infinite variety of nature, and an urgent hope that through an understanding of our planet's environmental past and present, we will be inspired to save it from future extinction.