The planet of Windhaven was not originally a home to humans, but it became one following the crash of a colony starship. It is a world of small islands, harsh weather, and monster-infested seas. Communication among the scattered settlements was virtually impossible until the discovery that, thanks to light gravity and a dense atmosphere, humans were able to fly with the aid of metal wings made of bits of the cannibalized spaceship.
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Tuckered out from a journey across the Wild West, cat brothers Anton and Cecil are ready to head east for home - until a minor stop to change trains in Chicago turns into a major escapade. The brothers are recruited by a police bloodhound to help solve a case: puppies are disappearing right off their leashes! Anton and Cecil's search takes them deep into the heart of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, where they befriend exotic animals, ride the newly invented Ferris Wheel, and look for clues amid the crowds of fairgoers.
Cat brothers Cecil and Anton are as different in personality as they are in looks. Cecil, stocky and black with white patches, thirsts for seafaring adventure as he roams the docks of his harborside home, taking day trips on fishing boats when the chance comes along. Slim, gray Anton prefers listening to the sailors' shanties at the town saloon. But one day when Anton does venture to port, he's stolen off the dock, and the next thing he knows, he's at sea.
Terrible news has reached cat brothers Anton and Cecil: their rodent friend Hieronymus has been captured. Anton and Cecil must try to rescue the mouse who once saved Anton's life. Boarding one of the monstrous machines the mice call "landships," the brothers travel to the Wild West.
On the stormy planet of Windhaven, flyers are idolised as the vital link between its disparate islands. The common people rely on this elite class to support their way of life. These 'land-bound' can only dream of what it must be like to take to the skies. For Maris, dreams are not enough, and through an unlikely twist of fate, she has a taste of what life as a flyer is like. However, just as it seems that she has found her true calling, the hereditary dogma which rules the skies sets out to strip Maris of her wings.
Achtsamkeit schulen und in Balance kommen: Was kann man tun, um Ruhe zu finden in der Hektik heutiger Zeit? Auf welche Art gewinnt man Abstand von dem, was einen bedrängt oder vereinnahmt? Wie verbessert man die Wahrnehmung für das eigene Befinden inmitten aller Anforderungen und Ansprüche, die täglich gestellt werden? Die Antwort: Man schult die Achtsamkeit. Zahlreiche wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen haben gezeigt, dass achtsame Menschen weniger stressanfällig sind.
Everyone has been fascinated by hummingbirds at one time or another. Now, Lisa Cockrell, shows you how to build a hummer garden so you too can enjoy the sights of these amazing creatures. Full of advice, this audiobook gives you the ground work to create something special and marvel at one of life's truly remarkable birds, the hummingbird.