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

View: 805

'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?

Antarctica

Account of significant expeditions and achievements in the exploration of Antarctica.

Author: Ian Cameron

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Antarctica

Page: 256

View: 665

Account of significant expeditions and achievements in the exploration of Antarctica.


Exploring the Last Continent

This multi-disciplinary book will cater to students and those who want to have a more critical look behind the scenes of Antarctic science.

Author: Daniela Liggett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319189476

Category: Science

Page: 597

View: 164

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.


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: 921

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

Professor Stonehouse has drawn on more than 50 years experience of Antarctica to produce a guide that will appeal to all.

Author: Bernard Stonehouse

Publisher: Odyssey Publications

ISBN: 9789622176638

Category: Travel

Page: 278

View: 299

Thirty years ago, Antarctica was the haunt primarily of explorers, scientists and their support staff. Very few people had yet had opportunities to visit just to say they had been; the continent was too far away, too cold and too expensive to reach. Now things are different. Antarctica is still far away and still exceedingly cold, but it has become more accessible and known to millions, mainly through television. Antarctica is the world's fifth largest continent. It is not just the snow and ice of popular imagination -- though both are abundant -- but it also has a fascinating wealth of birds and mammals and even plant life. Professor Stonehouse has drawn on more than 50 years experience of Antarctica to produce a guide that will appeal to all. History, geology, wildlife and the environment are here with plenty of jargon-free scientific information and all written in an engaging and refreshing style.



Antarctica

Revised version of BEc thesis, University of Sydney, 1989.

Author: Martijn Wilder

Publisher: Department of Economic History University of Sydney

ISBN:

Category: Antarctic Treaty

Page: 155

View: 201

Revised version of BEc thesis, University of Sydney, 1989. This study focusses on the historical development of economic interests in the Antarctic continent and oceans, with emphasis on Australian activities and on krill fishing, tourism and possible mineral exploitation.

The Last Continent

The devastated Earth had only a handful of inhabitants - now even their future was in the balance.

Author: Edmund Cooper

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575116498

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

View: 900

The devastated Earth had only a handful of inhabitants - now even their future was in the balance. The Twenty-Second Century had been and gone - and with it, the worst war in the bloody history of mankind: the War of the Black Rising. The Earth was devastated, the moon blasted out of the sky, it was only on Mars, many millions of miles away, that humanity had survived - in the shape of a few Black colonists. But out of that few had grown a new civilization - a civilization which now, some two thousand years later, had successfully launched its first space exploration - destination, the 'dead' planet Earth.



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: 618

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.

In Cold Pursuit

Praise for the Novels of Sarah Andrews "Compelling." ---The Dallas Morning News on Dead Dry "Fans of this series will find plenty to like in Dead Dry, and any mystery reader who enjoys the lovely rocks of Colorado will, too.

Author: Sarah Andrews

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429986991

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 995

Sarah Andrews is well known for her popular mystery series featuring forensic geologist Em Hansen. With In Cold Pursuit, she builds on that foundation and introduces a new lead character in this compelling mystery from the last continent. Valena Walker is a dedicated master's student in geology headed to Antarctica to study glaciology with the venerable Dr. Emmett Vanderzee. Being on the ice is something she's dreamed about since she was a little girl. But when she finally arrives at McMurdo, she discovers that her professor has been arrested for murder, and what's more, that the incident happened a year ago. A newspaper reporter who'd visited Antarctica the previous winter had died from exposure, and though no one was a fan of the guy---he was attempting to contradict Vanderzee's research---by all accounts, everyone was devastated to lose someone on the ice. Valena quickly realizes that in order to avoid being shipped north immediately and having her grant canceled, she must embrace the role of detective and work to clear his name---and save herself in the process. Sarah Andrews received a prestigious grant from the National Science Foundation to spend two months on Antarctica to research In Cold Pursuit, and the authenticity of her portrait of this unforgiving land is breathtaking, making for her most compelling novel to date.


Antarctica

This book contains some of the most sensational photos of snowy landscapes, frozen bays, floes - of the severe and rough Antarctica.

Author: Laurent Dick

Publisher: Lannoo Publishers (Acc)

ISBN: 9789020979770

Category: History

Page: 236

View: 185

Antarctica is a continent almost entirely buried by snow and ice. It is so hostile and remote that it has no permanent residents. Surrounded by the Southern Ocean, Antarctica covers nearly 9% of the Earth's land. Though hostile it is acknowledged as the

My Last Continent

I want Kelly to be a good traveler, since I plan to take her south one day—and I
want to do it before everything changes, before the ice melts, before we begin
seeing the last of the Adélies. In the airport, I hug her tight, until Nick touches my ...

Author: Midge Raymond

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501124706

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 475

"It is only at the end of the world--among the glacial mountains, cleaving icebergs, and frigid waters of Antarctica--where Deb Gardner and Keller Sullivan feel at home. For the few blissful weeks they spend each year studying the habits of emperor and Adaelie penguins, Deb and Keller can escape the frustrations and sorrows of their separate lives and find solace in their work and in each other. But Antarctica, like their fleeting romance, is tenuous, imperiled by the world to the north"--Dust jacket flap.


The Last Continent

Although the book is autobiographical, but historical events, actions of politics, and socio-economic pictures are also a part of the diary. The author deals not only with past of his own family but also narrates his own life as a refugee.

Author: Adhir Ghatak

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781723557668

Category: Bengali (South Asian people)

Page: 232

View: 596

The Last Continent is a diary of an immigrant's journey back to the very roots of the present which lie in the fractured and turbulent history of divided India. It takes up the experience of a Bengali youngman who moved to India because of the partition of Bengal in nineteen, forty- seven. With the passing of time, he migrated to another three continents in search of a better future. Narrative tells the tremendous adaptibility of that youngman as far as settling on foreign soil is concerned. It also establishes the dexterity with which the Indians, down the ages, have migrated to different parts of the globe and made their second homes in far off countries. Although the book is autobiographical, but historical events, actions of politics, and socio-economic pictures are also a part of the diary. The author deals not only with past of his own family but also narrates his own life as a refugee. It is an interesting account of any immigrant's life who has to fight the odds in order to carve out a place for himself in an alien land and learn to live amidst strange people.