The Last Continent

Still . . . no worries, eh? ____________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but The Last Continent is the sixth book in the Wizards series.

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407035126

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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'Anything you do in the past changes the future. The tiniest little actions have huge consequences. You might tread on an ant now and it might entirely prevent someone from being born in the future.' There's nothing like the issue of evolution to get under the skin of academics. Even if their field of expertise is magic rather than biology. With the best and most interfering minds of Unseen University somehow left in charge at a critical evolutionary turning point, the Discworld’s last continent needs a saviour... Who is this hero striding across the red desert? Sheep shearer, beer drinker, bush ranger, and someone who'll even eat a Meat Pie Floater when he's sober. In fact, it's Rincewind, a wizard so inept he can't even spell wizard. He's the only hero left. Still...no worries, eh?

The Last Continent

There's big trouble at the Unseen University, Ankh-Morpork's lone institute of higher learning.

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 9780062280190

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 984

There's big trouble at the Unseen University, Ankh-Morpork's lone institute of higher learning. A professor is missing—and the one person who can find him is not only the most inept magician the school ever produced, but currently stranded on the unfinished down-under continent of Fourecks. As the UU faculty tries to bring him back, Rincewind is having troubles of his own, thanks to a pushy mystical kangaroo trickster named Scrappy and a mob of Fourecks hooligans who are out to hang him. All his problems would be solved if he could just make it rain . . . for the first time ever. And if the time-traveling professors can get to the right millennium . . .




My Last Continent

The story and vivid writing will keep readers glued to the pages” (Library Journal).

Author: Midge Raymond

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501124722

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 831

This unforgettable debut, set against the dramatic Antarctic landscape, is “refreshingly different, vivid and immediate. Midge Raymond has an extraordinary gift for description that puts the reader bang in the middle of its dangerous and endangered world” (M.L. Stedman, New York Times bestselling author of The Light Between Oceans). It is only among the glacial mountains, cleaving icebergs, and frigid waters of Antarctica that Deb Gardener and Keller Sullivan feel at home. For a few blissful weeks each year they study the habits of Emperor and Adelie penguins and find solace in their work and in one another. But Antarctica, like their fleeting romance, is a fragile place, imperiled by the world to the north. Each year, Deb and Keller play tour guide to the passengers on the small expedition ship that ferries them to their research station. But this year, when Keller fails to appear on board, Deb begins to reconsider their complicated past and the uncertainty of any future they might share. Then, shortly into the journey, Deb’s ship receives an emergency signal from The Australis, a cruise liner that has hit desperate trouble in the ice-choked waters of the Southern Ocean. Soon Deb’s role will change from researcher to rescuer; among the crew of that sinking ship, Deb learns, is Keller. As Deb and Keller’s troubled histories collide in this “original and entirely authentic love story” (Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project), Midge Raymond takes us on an unforgettable voyage deep into the wonders of the Antarctic and the mysteries of the human heart. My Last Continent is “a sensitive exploration of how the smallest action can ripple through an ecosystem—seemingly impenetrable, but as fragile as the human heart” (The Minneapolis Star-Tribune). “Atmospheric and adventurous...The story and vivid writing will keep readers glued to the pages” (Library Journal).


Exploring the Last Continent

Antarctica to continents that have rich mineral reserves and offshore oil deposits has led to speculation about the mineral ... It was the final separation of Antarctica from South America that led to the development of the circumpolar ...

Author: Daniela Liggett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319189476

Category: Science

Page: 597

View: 298

This multi-disciplinary book will cater to students and those who want to have a more critical look behind the scenes of Antarctic science. This book will take a systems approach to providing insights into Antarctic ecosystems and the geophysical environment. Further, the book will link these insights to a discussion of current issues, such as climate change, bio prospecting, environmental management and Antarctic politics. It will be written and edited by experienced Antarctic researchers and scientists from a wide range of disciplines. Academic references will be included for those who wish to delve deeper into the topics discussed in the book.


The Lost Continent

Bryson's acclaimed first success, The Lost Continent is a classic of travel literature - hilariously, stomach-achingly, funny, yet tinged with heartache - and the book that first staked Bill Bryson's claim as the most beloved writer of his ...

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1784161802

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 378

View: 128

'I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to' And, as soon as Bill Bryson was old enough, he left. Des Moines couldn't hold him, but it did lure him back. After ten years in England, he returned to the land of his youth, and drove almost 14,000 miles in search of a mythical small town called Amalgam, the kind of trim and sunny place where the films of his youth were set. Instead, his search led him to Anywhere, USA; a lookalike strip of gas stations, motels and hamburger outlets populated by lookalike people with a penchant for synthetic fibres. He discovered a continent that was doubly lost; lost to itself because blighted by greed, pollution, mobile homes and television; lost to him because he had become a stranger in his own land. Bryson's acclaimed first success, The Lost Continent is a classic of travel literature - hilariously, stomach-achingly, funny, yet tinged with heartache - and the book that first staked Bill Bryson's claim as the most beloved writer of his generation.

The Last Continent

The inept and cowardly wizard Rincewind, who habitually runs into trouble as fast as he flees, has arrived in Fourecks and distorted the space-time continuum.

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Comic fantasy

Page:

View: 335

The inept and cowardly wizard Rincewind, who habitually runs into trouble as fast as he flees, has arrived in Fourecks and distorted the space-time continuum. He is now the only hero left and he must save the day before the whole place dries up and blows away.

The Lost Continent

A fictionalized account of the last days of the doomed island of Atlantis.

Author: C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803273320

Category: Fiction

Page: 257

View: 377

A fictionalized account of the last days of the doomed island of Atlantis.

Antarctica

A tour of the ice-covered continent documents the environment, wildlife, physical geography, and intrepid explorers of the coldest, windiest, driest, and least populated corner of the world

Author: Kim Heacox

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780792274544

Category: Travel

Page: 199

View: 273

A tour of the ice-covered continent documents the environment, wildlife, physical geography, and intrepid explorers of the coldest, windiest, driest, and least populated corner of the world


The Last Continent

When a professor at Unseen University disappears and the school's librarian turns into an ape, a search party travels to the far reaches of Discworld to uncover the mystery

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9780613279284

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 387

When a professor at Unseen University disappears and the school's librarian turns into an ape, a search party travels to the far reaches of Discworld to uncover the mystery


Nagarya

Nagarya had been published in the early '90s in an abridged form. It is now redone with a new translation finally bringing all of this continuing story to the public.

Author: Riverstone

Publisher: Last Gasp of San Francisco

ISBN: 9780867194685

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 63

View: 567

The second part of this saga of revival on a new planet is now reprinted to complete the story of John and Anny, painting the travels and tribulations of the two main characters in a primeval rainforest. Nagarya had been published in the early '90s in an abridged form. It is now redone with a new translation finally bringing all of this continuing story to the public.

The Lost Continent

I clamped and locked the last two bars in place , and took my brute's hand away from her throat . The hateful fingermarks showed as bloodless furrows in the whiteness of her skin . For the life of me , yes , even for the fate of ...

Author: Cutcliffe Hyne

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 9780787312725

Category:

Page: 368

View: 781

A Novel of Atlantis. Contents: the Legatees of Drucalion; My Recall; Back to Atlantis; Phorenice, Goddess; a Wooing; Zaemon's Summons; Destruction of Atlantis; on the Bosom of the Deep.


The Lost Continent

The last was a final effort. Before, it had been customary to despise this adventuress who had sprung up so suddenly. But then the priests began to realise their peril; to see that the throne itself was in danger; and to know that if ...

Author: C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1613103530

Category: Atlantis

Page: 368

View: 450

The Lost Continent by Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne:The finest tale ever written of fabled Atlantis, The Lost Continent is a sweeping, fiery saga of the last days of the doomed land. Atlantis, at the height of its power and glory, is without equal. It has established far-flung colonies in Egypt and Central America, and its mighty navies patrol the seas. The priests of Atlantis channel the elemental powers of the universe, and a powerful monarch rules from a staggeringly beautiful city of pyramids and shining temples clustered around a sacred mountain. Ê ÊMighty Atlantis is also decaying and corrupt. Its people are growing soft and decadent, and many live in squalor. Rebellion is in the air, and prophecies of doom ring forth. Into this epic drama of the end of time stride two memorable characters: the warrior-priest Deucalion, stern, just, and loyal, and the Empress Phorenice, brilliant, ambitious, and passionate. The old and new Atlantis collide in a titanic showdown between Deucalion and Phorenice, a struggle that soon affects the destiny of an entire civilization.Ê