Ocean of Storms

Author: Christopher Mari,Jeremy K. Brown

Publisher: 47North

ISBN: 9781503938779

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6090

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.

Apollo 12 - On the Ocean of Storms

Author: David M. Harland

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441976079

Category: Science

Page: 522

View: 2457

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.

Apollo 12 - On the Ocean of Storms

Author: David M. Harland

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441976079

Category: Science

Page: 522

View: 3979

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.

Ocean of Storms

Author: Jason G. Wright

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780981700908

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 6233

The year is 2016 and for the first time in history humanity is united under a one-world government-The New World Technocracy. The Technocracy's rise to power is made possible by its vow to protect the world from an increase in terrorist attacks that have wreaked havoc throughout the globe. Little does society know that the Technocracy itself is responsible for the attacks, as they blame the Islamic terrorists in an effort to offer protection from them, and gain the people's support. Soon the world learns that the price for this protection is their very freedom. Intoxicated with their newly acquired power, the secular government makes it their first order of business to silence Dr. Lachlan Daulton, founder of the infamous and influential Prayer Movement. Lachlan vows to resist the Technocracy and employs the help of his son, Gene Daulton-a young man with mysterious abilities that the new government yearns to mold to their image. Ocean of Storms tells the story of Gene and the lives he touches, as he makes this grueling and epic journey. Little does Gene know that the world is watching, and its fate rests upon his shoulders.

Ocean of Storms

A Forecast of War, Politics, and Pandemic

Author: Joe Piteo

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781522889649

Category:

Page: 558

View: 9189

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.

Ocean of Storms, Sea of Disaster

North Atlantic Shipwrecks of the Strange and Curious

Author: Robert Charles Parsons

Publisher: Nimbus Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781895900743

Category: Transportation

Page: 255

View: 2652

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.

Mother of Storms

Author: John Barnes

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429970669

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 1048

In the middle of the Pacific, a gigantic hurricane accidentally triggered by nuclear explosions spawns dozens more in its wake. A world linked by a virtual-reality network experiences the devastation first hand, witnessing the death of civilization as we know it and the violent birth of an emerging global consciousness. Vast in scope, yet intimate in personal detail, Mother of Storms is a visionary fusion of cutting-edge cyberspace fiction and heart-stopping storytelling in the grand tradition, filled with passion, tragedy, and the triumph of the human spirit. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Phases

Author: Mischa Willett

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 153261036X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 96

View: 7338

The poems in Phases are as interested in the creeping penumbral edge of language as they are in the shadowy fact of faith. Playful experiments with form swing to the conceptual ring's apogee, while a colloquy across history and place center the proverbial orbit.

Eric Sloane's Book of Storms

Hurricanes, Twisters and Squalls

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486451003

Category: Nature

Page: 109

View: 7437

What triggers a tornado? What can you see in the eye of a hurricane? What's the difference between a thunderbolt and a thunderclap? Popular author and artist Eric Sloane proves why weather is something best understood by seeing it. His illustrated book shows weather "happening." In fact, there's not a sunny page in it—nothing but cyclonic storms, whirlwinds, waterspouts, lightning bolts, and other fascinating, weather-related topics. More than seventy pages of drawings and diagrams make the weather come alive in a book that examines everything from storm mechanisms and cold fronts to the birth of a thunderhead. A valuable resource for learning more about everyone's favorite topic for conversation and speculation, Eric Sloane—the "Weather Wizard"—has the countryman's simple and natural comprehension to give substance to his scientific and artistic insights. What especially distinguishes this volume from his other books on the subject is the focus on a detailed treatment of the more spectacular and destructive elements of weather phenomena. His belief is that if this book "gets one to look upward more often, it will have accomplished a purpose."

Sailing a Serious Ocean

Author: John Kretschmer

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071718125

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 7328

"I know you'll want to read more after you finish Sailing a Serious Ocean. And be warned, you'll very likely want to sail with John, perhaps across an ocean." -- DALLAS MURPHY, AUTHOR OF ROUNDING THE HORN After sailing 300,000 miles and weathering dozens of storms in all the world's oceans, John Kretschmer has plenty of stories and advice to share. John's offshore training passages sell out a year in advance and his entertaining presentations are popular at boat shows and yacht clubs all over the English speaking world. John's talent for storytelling enchants his audience as it soaks up the lessons he learned during his oftenchallenging voyages. Now you can take a seat next to John--at a lesser cost--and get the knowledge you need to fulfill your own dream of blue-water adventure. In Sailing a Serious Ocean, John tells you what to expect when sailing the oceans and shows how to sail safely across them. His tales of storm encounters and other examples of extreme seamanship will help you prepare for your journey and give you confidence to handle any situation—even heavy weather. Through his personal stories, John will guide you through the whole process of choosing the right boat, outfitting with the right gear, planning your route, navigating the ocean, and understanding the nuances of life at sea. Our oceans are beautiful yet unpredictable—water that is at one moment a natural mirror for the glowing sun can turn into a foamy, raging wall of fury. John knows our oceans, and he is one of the best teachers of taming and enjoying them. Before you set off across the big blue, turn to John for his inspirational stories and hard-learned advice and discover the serious sailor in you.

Ocean of Insight

A Sailor's Voyage from Despair to Hope

Author: Heather Lyn Mann

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1941529313

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 7316

Heather Lyn Mann was a battle–weary environmental advocate in Madison, Wisconsin, struggling over what to do about climate change when she and her husband decided to explore the Atlantic on a small sloop. This memoir of six years living afloat is a chronological unfolding of disasters and discoveries—life–threatening storms, the boredom of isolation, societies on the brink of extinction, sinking ships, colorful Caribbean characters, near collisions, a pirate scare, and more. Throughout, the ocean becomes Mann’s teacher, transforming her with uncompromising lessons on how to harmonize with natural order, the exact moments and ways to let in fearlessness, resilience, happiness, impermanence, balance, compassion, skillful action, and beginner’s mind. Her suspenseful, sometimes hilarious, and always heart–warming journey of body and mind, shaped by ancient Buddhist teachings, entertains as it charts reality’s depths and danger zones so arm–chair adventurers, spiritual seekers, and the climate concerned can navigate tumultuous waters and arrive together on the shore of planetary well–being. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Atlantic

Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms,and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories

Author: Simon Winchester

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062020109

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 9962

"Variably genial, cautionary, lyrical, admonitory, terrifying, horrifying and inspiring…A lifetime of thought, travel, reading, imagination and memory inform this affecting account." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Blending history and anecdote, geography and reminiscence, science and exposition, New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester tells the breathtaking saga of the Atlantic Ocean. A gifted storyteller and consummate historian, Winchester sets the great blue sea's epic narrative against the backdrop of mankind's intellectual evolution, telling not only the story of an ocean, but the story of civilization. Fans of Winchester's Krakatoa, The Man Who Loved China, and The Professor and the Madman will love this masterful, penetrating, and resonant tale of humanity finding its way across the ocean of history.

The Wall of Storms

Author: Ken Liu

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481424300

Category: Fiction

Page: 880

View: 8563

In the much-anticipated sequel to the “magnificent fantasy epic” (NPR) Grace of Kings, Emperor Kuni Garu is faced with the invasion of an invincible army in his kingdom and must quickly find a way to defeat the intruders. Kuni Garu, now known as Emperor Ragin, runs the archipelago kingdom of Dara, but struggles to maintain progress while serving the demands of the people and his vision. Then an unexpected invading force from the Lyucu empire in the far distant west comes to the shores of Dara—and chaos results. But Emperor Kuni cannot go and lead his kingdom against the threat himself with his recently healed empire fraying at the seams, so he sends the only people he trusts to be Dara’s savvy and cunning hopes against the invincible invaders: his children, now grown and ready to make their mark on history.

Sea of Storms

A History of Hurricanes in the Greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina

Author: Stuart B. Schwartz

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400852080

Category: History

Page: 472

View: 304

The diverse cultures of the Caribbean have been shaped as much by hurricanes as they have by diplomacy, commerce, or the legacy of colonial rule. In this panoramic work of social history, Stuart Schwartz examines how Caribbean societies have responded to the dangers of hurricanes, and how these destructive storms have influenced the region's history, from the rise of plantations, to slavery and its abolition, to migrations, racial conflict, and war. Taking readers from the voyages of Columbus to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Schwartz looks at the ethical, political, and economic challenges that hurricanes posed to the Caribbean’s indigenous populations and the different European peoples who ventured to the New World to exploit its riches. He describes how the United States provided the model for responding to environmental threats when it emerged as a major power and began to exert its influence over the Caribbean in the nineteenth century, and how the region’s governments came to assume greater responsibilities for prevention and relief, efforts that by the end of the twentieth century were being questioned by free-market neoliberals. Schwartz sheds light on catastrophes like Katrina by framing them within a long and contentious history of human interaction with the natural world. Spanning more than five centuries and drawing on extensive archival research in Europe and the Americas, Sea of Storms emphasizes the continuing role of race, social inequality, and economic ideology in the shaping of our responses to natural disaster. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

Pond River Ocean Rain

Find Peace in the Storms of Life

Author: Charles Lattimore Howard

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1501831046

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 7126

For those who seek to find new depths in their spiritual lives, Pond River Ocean Rain helps readers wade into the beautiful water that is God through stories, questions, and accessible illustrations. Feel the Living Water wash over you while contemplating chapters on stillness (such as a pond), the full trust in God’s will (much like the rush of a river), peace within mystery (as experienced in the depths of the ocean), and the movement of God’s relentless love for us (the refreshing rain we receive). Pond River Ocean Rain, like all bodies of water, is simple, occasionally wild, and consistently beautiful. And there are depths that, when explored, reveal abundant life for all who jump in.

The Book of Storms

Author: Ruth Hatfield

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 0805099999

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 9637

Eleven-year-old Danny O'Neill has never been what you'd call adventurous. But when he wakes the morning after a storm to find his house empty, his parents gone, and himself able to hear the thoughts of a dying tree, he has no choice but to set out to find answers. He soon learns that the enigmatic Book of Storms holds the key to what he seeks . . . but unraveling its mysteries won't be easy. If he wants to find his family, he'll have to face his worst fears and battle terrifyingly powerful enemies, including the demonic Sammael himself.In the beautifully imagined landscape of Ruth Hatfield's The Book of Storms, magic seamlessly intertwines with the everyday, nothing is black and white, and Danny is in a race against time to rescue everything he holds dear.

A Single Wave

Stories of Storms and Survival

Author: Webb Chiles

Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.

ISBN: 9781574090727

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 188

View: 6181

Webb Chiles has been described as sailing's worst lunatic and its best living writer.

The Big Cloud

Author: Camille Seaman

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616897228

Category: Photography

Page: 172

View: 2625

Our culture is addicted to weather: hourly forecasts, apps, radio, TV channels, alerts, warnings, and watches. And understandably—our food, clothing, livelihoods, and, increasingly, safety are tied directly to the weather and climate change. In The Big Cloud, photographer Camille Seaman stands in front of tornados, at the edges of lightning storms, and in pelting hail under pitch-black skies to capture supercells and mammatus clouds in their often sublime and terrifying splendor. In these awe-inspiring photographs, Seaman's work is a potent reminder that there is no art more dramatic, in scale or emotion, than that created by nature. Big Cloud includes an introduction by award-winning New Yorker science writer and author Alan Burdick (Out of Eden, Why Time Flies).

Storms of My Grandchildren

The Truth about the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity

Author: James Hansen

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408820625

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 8983

Dr James Hansen, the world's leading scientist on climate issues, speaks out for the first time with the full truth about global warming: the planet is hurtling to a climatic point of no return. Hansen - whose climate predictions have come to pass again and again, beginning in the 1980s when he first warned US Congress about global warming - is the single most credible voice on the subject worldwide. He paints a devastating but all-too-realistic picture of what will happen if we continue to follow the course we're on. But he is also a hard-headed optimist, and shows that there is still time to take the urgent, strong action needed to save humanity.

The Beachhead

Author: Christopher Mari

Publisher: 47North

ISBN: 9781503942622

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

View: 1212

After Earth is decimated, the entire remaining human population is marooned on an unfamiliar beach. The enigmatic winged Orangemen leave the survivors with instructions to remake their society, basic tools and weapons, and a few thousand books, including Bibles in many languages. As two generations are born and raised, conflicting theories as to the nature of the apocalypse continue to simmer. Fifty years later, the arrival of a new family that shouldn't exist threatens the delicate peace holding humanity together. Two young soldiers, John Giordano and Kendra McQueen, venture into the unexplored wilderness beyond the city walls in search of answers. But their disquieting discoveries only raise more questions, forcing mankind to reconsider what it means to be human. In this reflective, provocative postapocalyptic novel, John, Kendra, and the remnants of humanity must find the strength to love and the will to forgive-or they will all perish.