The Last Continent

(Discworld Novel 22)

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0857524143

Category: Discworld (Imaginary place)

Page: 416

View: 7663

A beautiful hardback edition of the classic Discworld novel '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

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0552167606

Category: Discworld (Imaginary place)

Page: 411

View: 5703

'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

(Discworld Novel 22)

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407035126

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 6801

'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?

My Last Continent

A Novel

Author: Midge Raymond

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501124722

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4660

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).

Antarctica

The Last Continent

Author: Kim Heacox

Publisher: National Geographic Society

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antarctica

Page: 199

View: 1603

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: 2458

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

Author: Laurent Dick

Publisher: Lannoo Publishers (Acc)

ISBN: 9789020979770

Category: History

Page: 236

View: 9779

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

The Last Continent

Author: Edmund Cooper

Publisher: Gateway

ISBN: 0575116498

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

View: 6040

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: 8068

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: 8516


The Lost Continent (Wings of Fire, Book 11)

Author: Tui T. Sutherland

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338214462

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 4894

For centuries there have been rumors of another continent on the dragons' planet -- another land far across the ocean, populated by tribes of dragons very different from those we know. But there's never been any evidence, and most dragons dismissed the rumors as fairy tales. Until now. Because it turns out the stories are true. And the other tribes are coming.

The Last Great Ape

A Journey Through Africa and a Fight for the Heart of the Continent

Author: Ofir Drori,David McDannald

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453249141

Category: Nature

Page: 400

View: 4167

The true story of an adventurer-turned-warrior fighting poachers and traffickers to protect animals from extinction. Staging heart-pounding, espionage-style raids, Ofir Drori and his organization, The Last Great Ape (LAGA), have put countless poachers and traffickers of endangered species behind bars, and they have fought back against a Kafkaesque culture of corruption. Before Ofir arrived in Cameroon, no one had ever even tried. The Last Great Ape follows a young Ofir on fantastical adventures as he crosses remote African lands by camel, on a horse, and in dug-out canoes, while living with exotic tribes and struggling against nature at its rawest: charging elephants and hyenas, flash floods, and the need to eat river algae and snails to stay alive. The story moves from places of extreme beauty to those of the darkest horror: the war zones of Sierra Leone and Liberia. Ofir begins to work as a photojournalist in order to expose his shocking encounter with war victims and child soldiers. His experiences forge in him a resolution to become an activist and to fight for justice. The search for a cause eventually leads him to Cameroon. When Ofir discovers that no one is fighting to disprove Jane Goodall's dark prophesy that apes in the wild will be extinct in twenty years, he decides that he is the man to step in; because he knows he can make a difference, he sees it as his responsibility. And LAGA is born. The Last Great Ape is a story of the fight against extinction and the tragedy of endangered worlds, not just of animals but of people struggling to hold onto their culture. This book reveals the intense beauty and strife that exist side by side in Africa, and Ofir makes the case that activism and dedication to a cause are still relevant in a cynical modern world. This dangerous and dramatic story is one of courage and hope and, most importantly, a search for meaning.

China's Second Continent

How a Million Migrants are Building a New Empire in Africa

Author: Howard W. French

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307946657

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 285

View: 2896

Documents the burgeoning Chinese presence in Africa to examine China's potentially world-changing role in reshaping Africa's culture and economy.

The Lost Continent

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0385674562

Category: Travel

Page: 352

View: 6298

"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 smiling village where the movies from his youth were set. Instead he drove through a series of horrific burgs, which he renamed Smellville, Fartville, Coleslaw, Coma, and Doldrum. At best his search led him to Anywhere, USA, a lookalike strip of gas stations, motels and hamburger outlets populated by obese and slow-witted hicks with a partiality for synthetic fibres. He discovered a continent that was doubly lost: lost to itself because he found it blighted by greed, pollution, mobile homes and television; lost to him because he had become a foreigner in his own country.

The Last Days of Europe

Epitaph for an Old Continent

Author: Walter Laqueur

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312368708

Category: History

Page: 243

View: 8421

The historian-author of The Changing Face of Anti-Semitism assesses the dramatic demographic and cultural upheaval that is transforming twenty-first-century Europe, looking at the implications of uncontrolled immigration from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East that has led to an influx of foreigners with no desire to assimilate into European society but that take full advantage of the host nations' social benefits. 15,000 first printing.

Crown of the Continent

The Last Great Wilderness of the Rocky Mountains

Author: Ralph Waldt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781931832953

Category: Nature

Page: 164

View: 6837

Coffee-table book about the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem.

After the Fall

The End of the European Dream and the Decline of a Continent

Author: Walter Laqueur

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250000084

Category: Political Science

Page: 322

View: 3484

Provides insight into Europe's current political and financial crisis, citing such factors as dependence on foreign oil and a lack of a unified foreign policy and making predictions about future prospects while explaining the role of Europe's success in American security.

The Last Hero

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575110333

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 9824

A short but perfectly formed complete Discworld novel, fully illustrated in lavish colour throughout, THE LAST HERO is an essential part of any Discworld collection. It stars the legendary Cohen the Barbarian, a legend in his own lifetime. Cohen can remember when a hero didn't have to worry about fences and lawyers and civilisation, and when people didn't tell you off for killing dragons. But he can't always remember, these days, where he put his teeth... So now, with his ancient sword and his new walking stick and his old friends - and they're very old friends - Cohen the Barbarian is going on one final quest. He's going to climb the highest mountain in the Discworld and meet his gods. The last hero in the world is going to return what the first hero stole. With a vengeance. That'll mean the end of the world, if no one stops him in time.