The Last Continent

(Discworld Novel 22)

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407035126

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 2858

'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: Edmund Cooper

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575116498

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

View: 9334

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.

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: 7507

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

The Last Continent

Author: Kim Heacox

Publisher: National Geographic Society

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antarctica

Page: 199

View: 8542

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

My Last Continent

A Novel

Author: Midge Raymond

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501124706

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1184

"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

Discovering Antarctica

Author: Bernard Stonehouse

Publisher: Shuttlewood Collinson Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antarctica

Page: 278

View: 8197


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: 546


In Cold Pursuit

A Mystery from the Last Continent

Author: Sarah Andrews

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429986991

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9613

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: 1871


Geister auf der Metropolitan Line

Eine Peter-Grant-Story

Author: Ben Aaronovitch

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 342343371X

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 3070

Für alle Fans von Peter Grant Nach dem umwerfenden Erfolg von ›Der Galgen von Tyburn‹ kommt hier Nachschub für alle, die sehnlichst auf Neues aus dem Reich der Flüsse von London warten: Geistersichtungen auf der Metropolitan Line der Londoner U-Bahn! Chaos unter den Pendlern ist die Folge. Police Constable und Zauberlehrling Peter Grant nimmt ? mit ein paar guten alten Bekannten ? die Ermittlungen auf.

Antarctica

Author: Laurent Dick

Publisher: Lannoo Publishers (Acc)

ISBN: 9789020979770

Category: History

Page: 236

View: 9922

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

Nagarya

The Last Continent

Author: Riverstone

Publisher: Last Gasp of San Francisco

ISBN: 9780867194685

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 63

View: 2547

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.

Antarctica

An Economic History of the Last Continent

Author: Martjin Wilder

Publisher: Department of Economic History University of Sydney

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antarctic Treaty

Page: 155

View: 3598

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.

Ich beobachte dich

Roman

Author: Chevy Stevens

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104904863

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 6960

Du hast ihn geliebt. Du hast ihm vertraut. Deshalb weißt du, wie gefährlich er ist. Aber deine Tochter glaubt dir nicht. Denn er ist ihr Vater. »Chevy Stevens schlägt einen völlig in Bann.« Karin Slaughter »Ihre Geschichten sind packend und unvergesslich.« Gillian Flynn Tief und kalt ist der Ozean an der kanadischen Westküste, weit und rau das Land. Hier lebt Lindsey mit ihrer 17-jährigen Tochter Sophie. Vor elf Jahren ist sie in letzter Minute ihrem gewalttätigen Ehemann Andrew entkommen. Er musste ins Gefängnis. Lindsey hat alle Spuren verwischt und für sich und Sophie ein neues Leben aufgebaut. Doch nun kommt Andrew frei.