In July 1969 the ‘amiable strangers’ that made up the crew of the historic Apollo 11 flight successfully achieved the first manned lunar landing. Several months later, three close friends set off on an even more challenging mission. Free of the burden of making history, the Apollo 12 astronauts were determined to really enjoy their experience while taking care of business. This is the story of their mission, told largely in their own words. Their exploits and accomplishments showed how conservative the inaugural mission had been. With its two moonwalks, deployment of the first geophysical station on the Moon, and geological sampling, Apollo 12 did what many had hoped would be achieved by the first men to land on the Moon. The Apollo 12 mission also spectacularly demonstrated the precision landing capability required for success in future lunar surface explorations. In addition to official documents, published prior to and after the mission, APOLLO 12 – ON THE OCEAN OF STORMS draws on the flight transcript and post-mission debriefing to recreate the drama.
Author: David M. Harland
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This is a true story; it just hasn't happened yet. Viral Pandemic The year is 2142. The Earth has been ravaged by a pandemic virus that is inexorably killing mankind. Over one billion people have already succumbed to the plague and man's attempts to stop the virus have failed miserably. Man's only salvation seems to be escape, to leave the Earth and the extraordinarily lethal virus behind. War with Islam In 2142, the strain between Islamists and non-Islamists have eased, but it has eased only because the task of burying the dead has become all-consuming on Earth. On the Moon, however, man may have escaped the tentacles of the virus, but the war fueled by the ideology of the Islamic State has followed them to their new home. On the Moon, a new and titanic battle rages between Texas and her allies and the State of Islam and its devotees. Colossal machines sail the seas of the Moon to fight a war that is nearly 2000 years old. By 2142, the great caliphate of the Islamic State has spread through Europe and Scandinavia, consumed half of Africa, and all of the Middle East. Two billion people are now ruled by Sharia Law normalized by Sunni and Shiite at the Conclave of Aqaba in 2053. In Europe, the island of Britain had again become a lonely fortress, this time as the last bastion of Christianity in Europe. Texas Secedes from U.S.A. In 2142, Texas was the Independent Republic of Texas. The withering economic strain from the so-called "socialist States" and the insidious corruption of Texan values by the nihilists that dominated Washington and Hollywood finally forced Texas to seek separation from the United States. In 2092, Texas was invaded by cartels from the south and the United States refused to support Texan efforts to defend itself. This refusal became the seminal event that resulted in Texas secession in 2104. After independence, Texas welcomes the accession of twelve former U.S. States and twelve countries of Central and South America and the Caribbean. Escape to the Moon In order to escape extinction, humans have fled to the Moon. The Moon has become the only practical, viable refuge from the planet-killing virus. By 2142, new technologies have enabled the completion of massive engineering projects in the Ocean of Storms allowing life to thrive in the otherwise sterile vacuum of the Moon. Sixty million people now live in stunning terraformed domed cities constructed of material mined and refined on the Moon. In 2142, many of the barren craters of the Moon have been transformed into vibrant Earthlike domed cities, including Port Plato. Sixty miles in diameter and encompassing nearly 3000 square miles, Port Plato is the capital of the Republic of Texas on the Moon. Ten million people live in Port Plato. They live in the soaring high-rise buildings of urban Houston County, in the sprawling suburbs of Belize and Palm Beach, on the rolling grasslands of Pecos and Santa Fe, around the fresh water of Lake Caribe and the salt water of the New Salt Lake. By 2142, the Moon has six sovereign territories and nine city domes. The largest territory is controlled by the Republic of Texas, with its domed cities of Plato, Bliss, Bianchini, Archimedes; by the Islamic State with its capital of Aqaba; the Federation of Africa and its capital Aristotle; India and Port Hippolytus; Russia and Port Putin; China and the Port of Qingdao. A Classic Story of Ships and Seas This is a classic story of ships and sailors, patterned after the sagas of Horatio Nelson and the Royal Navy of the 18th and 19th centuries. It is a story about the men and women who fight the battles and build the cities of a lunar sanctuary. It is a story that follows genuine people through great ferocious battles as well as everyday life on the Moon. It is the story of a ship that sails on seas without water and the men and women that take that ships into harm's way.
A Forecast of War, Politics, and Pandemic
Author: Joe Piteo
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
In the near future, political tensions between the United States and China are at an all-time high. Then a catastrophic explosion on the moon cleaves a vast gash in the lunar surface, and the massive electromagnetic pulse it unleashes obliterates Earth's electrical infrastructure. To plumb the depths of the newly created lunar fissure and excavate the source of the power surge, the feuding nations are forced to cooperate on a high-risk mission to return mankind to the moon. Now, a diverse, highly skilled ensemble of astronauts--and a pair of maverick archaeologists plucked from the Peruvian jungle--will brave conspiracy on Earth and disaster in space to make a shocking discovery. Ocean of Storms is an epic adventure that spans space and time as its heroes race to fulfill an ancient mission that may change the course of humanity's future.
Author: Christopher Mari,Jeremy K. Brown
Here are over sixty stories of piracy, fire, explosions, disappearances, rum running, shipboard mutiny and murder. There are also stories of collisions with whales, icebergs and other ships, as well as wrecks on rocks, islands and sand bars. Vessels, large and small, were struck by lightning, shelled or torpedoed by enemy vessels, crushed by Arctic ice, and even swallowed up whole by unexpected intense gales and hurricanes. These true tales of shipwrecks delve into strange and curious marine disasters. The setting, primarily the northwestern Atlantic Ocean, was the main trading route for passenger steamers and treading schooners plying their way to and from Europe and also the site of the much frequented fishing grounds. It is said to be the "stormiest ocean on earth." The time range in Ocean of Storms, Sea of Disaster is one hundred years, between the 1850s and the 1950s but the stories themselves are timeless.
North Atlantic Shipwrecks of the Strange and Curious
Author: Robert Charles Parsons
Publisher: Nimbus Pub Limited
Nothing can be more breathtaking than the spectacle of a volcano erupting. Space-age lunar and planetary missions offer us an unprecedented perspective on volcanism. Starting with the Earth, Volcanoes of the Solar System takes the reader on a guided tour of the terrestrial planets and moons and their volcanic features. We see lunar lava fields through the eyes of the Apollo astronauts, and take an imaginary hike up the Martian slopes of Olympus Mons--the tallest volcano in the solar system. Complemented by over 150 photographs, this comprehensive and lucid account of volcanoes describes the most recent data on the unique and varied volcanic features of Venus and updates our knowledge on the prodigiously active volcanoes of Io. A member of the Association of European Volcanologists, Charles Frankel has directed documentary films on geology, astronomy and space exploration and has authored a number of articles on the earth sciences.
Author: Charles Frankel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
With a View of Discovering Their Origin, Extent, Rotatory Character, Rate and Direction of Progression, Barometric Depression...for the Practical Purpose of Enabling Ships to Ascertain the Proximity and Relative Position of Hurricanes
Author: Alexander Thom (surgeon.)
Author: William Henry G. Kingston
We don’t just live in the air; we live because of it. It’s the most miraculous substance on earth, responsible for our food, our weather, our water, and our ability to hear. In this exuberant book, gifted science writer Gabrielle Walker peels back the layers of our atmosphere with the stories of the people who uncovered its secrets: • A flamboyant Renaissance Italian discovers how heavy our air really is: The air filling Carnegie Hall, for example, weighs seventy thousand pounds. • A one-eyed barnstorming pilot finds a set of winds that constantly blow five miles above our heads. • An impoverished American farmer figures out why hurricanes move in a circle by carving equations with his pitchfork on a barn door. • A well-meaning inventor nearly destroys the ozone layer. • A reclusive mathematical genius predicts, thirty years before he’s proved right, that the sky contains a layer of floating metal fed by the glowing tails of shooting stars.
Why the Wind Blows and Other Mysteries of the Atmosphere
Author: Gabrielle Walker
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The existence of man’s life is full of storms. Everyone is bound to face challenges. In June 2014, I flew into a spiritual storm, which inspired the title of this book Storms of Life. The details are too lengthy, but essentially I had a crisis of faith. It was hard and frightening, but I thank God I wasn’t swallowed up by the storm. During a storm, it is natural to panic. The natural response to the storms of life is doubt and fear but Jesus tells us the response to storms should be trust, because He is there to still the waves. With this book in your hand, you will learn about fifteen principles to traverse through and triumph the storms of life and certain factors that can cause one to stay in a prolonged storm and God’s role in causing these storms.
How to Triumph the Stormy Ocean of Life
Author: Okechukwu Victor
Publisher: Notion Press
Author: Southern California Ocean Studies Consortium
Category: Coastal ecology
Um das Reich zu retten, beschreitet er einen dunklen Pfad Sein Griff nach dem Amt des Hochkönigs wurde vereitelt, doch Corajidin ist nicht bereit aufzugeben. Nur mit ihm als Hochkönig wird sein Volk wieder zu alter Macht zurückkehren. Doch der Pfad dorthin ist finster, und jede falsche Entscheidung kann ihn tiefer in die Dunkelheit führen. Seine Widersacher gelten als strahlende Helden, aber Corajidin weiß, dass letztendlich nur einer über Richtig oder Falsch entscheiden wird – der Sieger!
Author: Mark Barnes
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
Over the oceans, no one is safe from the surging power of ocean storms. Ocean Storm Alert! looks at how whirlpools, tidal waves, and tsunamis start, and their effect on people at sea and in coastal areas.
Author: Carrie Gleason
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
"Powerful ocean waves fascinate the public, and they have made a lot of news lately." With that indisputable observation, scientist J. B. Zirker takes off on a whirlwind tour of the world of waves—from the "ordinary" waves that constantly churn the sea to the rogues or freaks that can rise up seemingly from nowhere to heights of 20 meters or more... and everything in between. Addressing questions most ocean visitors have had and offering new ones for our consideration, The Science of Ocean Waves explains in accessible language how waves are formed, how they move, how they become huge and destructive, and how they're being studied now for clues that will help us plan for the future. Devoting chapters to wind, tides, currents, breakers, tsunamis, forecasting, renewable energy, and El Niño—as well as discussing the gentler properties of ocean waves which inspire us and offer opportunities for relaxation and recreation—Zirker explores the physical factors that create waves. Drawing on some of the recent storms that have devastated entire regions—such as Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami launched by the 2004 Sumatran earthquake, and the great tsunami that crushed the shore of Japan in 2011—Zirker explains the forces that cause these monster waves and reveals the toll they take on human lives. Enhanced by dozens of illustrations and a comprehensive glossary, The Science of Ocean Waves will fascinate anyone curious about the science behind the headlines. Praise for J. B. Zirker "Scientists know their stuff but are rarely good storytellers, whereas good storytellers rarely possess the necessary sweeping command of a scientific discipline. Zirker is that rare animal who can both communicate the most demanding technical detail and make it accessible."— New Scientist -- Chris Almond
Ripples, Tsunamis, and Stormy Seas
Author: J. B. Zirker
Publisher: JHU Press
Including a Description of the Wind, Storms, Tides, Currents, &c., Sailing Directions; a Full Account of All the Islands; with Notes on Making Passages During the Different Seasons
Author: William Henry Rosser
Category: China Sea
"In Storms of My Grandchildren, Dr. James Hansen--the nation's leading scientist on climate issues--speaks out for the first time with the full truth about global warming: The planet is hurtling even more rapidly than previously acknowledged to a climatic point of no return. Although the threat of human-caused climate change is now widely recognized, politicians have failed to connect policy with the science, responding instead with ineffectual remedies dictated by special interests. Hansen shows why President Obama's solution, cap-and-trade, which Al Gore signed on to, won't work; why we must phase out all coal; and why 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is a goal we must achieve if our children and grandchildren are to avoid global meltdown and the horrific storms of the book's title"--Cover, p. 2.
The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity
Author: James Hansen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
At Risk reasserts the significance of the human factor in disasters. Establishing that the social, political and economic environment is as much a cause of disasters as the natural environment, the book argues that disaster mitigation is rooted in the potential humans have to understand their vulnerability and to take common action. Famines and drought, biological hazards, floods, coastal storms, earthquakes, volcanoes and landslides: At Risk draws practical and policy conclusions with a view to disaster reduction and the promotion of a safer environment.
Natural Hazards, People's Vulnerability and Disasters
Author: Piers Blaikie,Terry Cannon,Ian Davis,Ben Wisner
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Author: John Lee Comstock
An exploration of the political significance of the Arctic's vast untapped wealth of natural resources, and a gripping account of the race to exploit them On August 2, 2007, a Russian submarine captured world headlines by making a dangerous journey to the bottom of the Arctic seabed and planting a metal, rustfree national flag more than 14,000 feet beneath the North Pole. The aim was to assert Russia's legal sovereignty over a region whose importance had only recently started to become apparent as its melting ice had made, or was expected to make, vast natural resources open to exploitation. The latest estimates are that the region holds around 13% of the world's undiscovered oil and as much as 30% of undiscovered natural gas reserves that would be hugely profitable for any country that managed to secure control over them. Gold, platinum, copper, and other precious metals have also been found along the coast. Neighboring countries - Russia, the United States, Canada, Denmark, and Norway - are already doing everything they can to mark out new borders. The ensuing political disagreements over the issue are already rife. In particular, games of political intrigue between Moscow and Washington are being played out in the region. But as the world's resources become increasingly scarce and valuable, could the scramble for Arctic resources become violent? Could a "War for the Arctic" be fought? Praise for The Oil Hunters: "The Dramatic Days of oil exploration in the first half of the 20th century are narrated in gripping fashion by Roger Howard." -The Spectator "A fascinating story for anyone interested in one of today's main economic problems: How to reduce the hundreds of billions that Americans spend every year to import oil...the book is packed with intrepid geologists, risk-averse business people, hardup Mideast rulers and ingenious promoters- all concerned with driving up profits."-The Associated Press
The New Race for Tomorrow's Natural Resources
Author: Roger Howard
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Political Science