The Last Continent

(Discworld Novel 22)

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407035126

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 9888

'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

The Last Continent

Author: Kim Heacox

Publisher: National Geographic Society

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antarctica

Page: 199

View: 9311

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

Exploring the Last Continent

An Introduction to Antarctica

Author: Daniela Liggett,Bryan Storey,Yvonne Cook,Veronika Meduna

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319189476

Category: Science

Page: 597

View: 4545

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 Last Continent

Author: Edmund Cooper

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575116498

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

View: 2048

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.

In Cold Pursuit

A Mystery from the Last Continent

Author: Sarah Andrews

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429986991

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2121

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.

South Light

A Journey to the Last Continent

Author: Michael Parfit

Publisher: Charnwood Pub

ISBN: 9780708986271

Category: Science

Page: 385

View: 9121


Who Owns Antarctica?

Governing and Managing the Last Continent

Author: Peter J. Beck,Clive H. Schofield

Publisher: IBRU

ISBN: 1897643055

Category: Antarctic Treaty

Page: 57

View: 655


Wahre Helden

ein Scheibenwelt-Roman

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442545315

Category:

Page: 158

View: 2531

Lord Vetinari, der verdienstvolle Herrscher von Ankh-Morpork, stellt ein Team zur Rettung der Scheibenwelt zusammen. Der geniale Erfinder Leonard von Quirm konstruiert das erste umlaufbahntaugliche Fluggerät, mit dem er mit Hauptmann Karotte und dem Zauberer Rincewind sowie 200 feuerspeienden Drachen zu den unerhörtesten Abenteuern aufbricht.

Antarctica

Author: Laurent Dick

Publisher: Lannoo Publishers (Acc)

ISBN: 9789020979770

Category: History

Page: 236

View: 9428

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

Das Jüngste Gericht

Die Wissenschaft der Scheibenwelt 4

Author: Terry Pratchett,Jack Cohen,Ian Stewart

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492964206

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 1609

Die Zauberer der Unsichtbaren Universität haben im Rahmen eines besonders großen Experiments eine Brücke zur Rundwelt geschaffen – und damit eine Erdenbewohnerin auf die Scheibenwelt geholt. Im Gegenzug sollen der Erzkanzler und Rincewind auf der Rundwelt nach dem Rechten sehen – die Reise sollte nicht allzu gefährlich sein, schließlich gibt es keine Dinosaurier mehr, allenfalls noch ein, zwei Kriege und ein wenig globale Erwärmung. Doch als Rincewind auf der Rundwelt eintrifft, nimmt das Unheil seinen Lauf ... Und auf der Scheibenwelt streiten die Zauberer derweil mit der Kirche von Om um die Eigentumsrechte an der Rundwelt – der letzte Tag unserer Erde ist angebrochen ...

Straßen der Erinnerung

Reisen durch das vergessene Amerika

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 364109061X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7806

Bill Brysons amüsante Reise in das Herz Amerikas. Mit Mitte zwanzig kehrt Bill Bryson dem verschlafenen Mittleren Westen Amerikas den Rücken, um Jahre später voll Heimweh zurückzukehren. In einem alten Chevrolet macht er sich auf die 14.000 Meilen lange Fahrt durch das Amerika seiner Jugend. Und mit liebevoller Ironie beschreibt er die Stationen seiner Reise, erzählt von Begegnungen mit schrulligen Einwohnern und von Orten, die er kurzerhand in Coma oder Dead Squaw umbenennt. Dabei zelebriert er, pendelnd zwischen Witz und Wehmut, auch einmal mehr den amerikanischen Traum von Freiheit und Abenteuer. • Vom Autor der Bestseller „Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem“ und „Picknick mit Bären“.

My Last Continent

A Novel

Author: Midge Raymond

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501124706

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8177

"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.

Nagarya

The Last Continent

Author: Riverstone

Publisher: Last Gasp of San Francisco

ISBN: 9780867194685

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 63

View: 7170

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.