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Pushing Ice

Author : Alastair Reynolds
ISBN : 9780575087729
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 76.54 MB
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First contact with extraordinary aliens, glittering technologies that could destroy the universe in a nanosecond, huge sweeping space operas: Alastair Reynolds is back! Some centuries from now, the exploration and exploitation of the Solar System is in full swing. On the cold edge of the system, Bella Lind, captain of the huge commercial spacecraft Rockhopper IV, helps fuel this new gold rush by attaching mass-driver motors to organic-rich water-ice comets to move them back to the inner worlds. Her crew are tough, blue-collar miners, engineers and demolition experts. Around Saturn, something inexplicable happens: one of the moons leaves its orbit and accelerates out of the Solar System. The icy mantle peels away to reveal that it was never a moon in the first place, just a parked spacecraft, millions of years old, that has now decided to move on. Rockhopper IV, trapped in the pull, is hurled across time and space into the deep, distant future, arriving in a vast, alien-constructed chamber. And the crew are not alone, for each chamber contains an alien culture dragged into this cosmic menagerie at the end of time. The crew of the Rockhopper IV know a lot about blowing up comets, but not much about first contact with ultra-advanced aliens. They have two things to worry about: can they (and their new alien allies) negotiate their way through each harrying contact? And can they assimilate the avalanche of knowledge about their own future - including all the glittering, dangerous technologies that are now theirs for the taking - without destroying themselves in the process?
Category: Fiction

Ice Skating

Author : Karin Künzle-Watson
ISBN : 0873226690
Genre : Medical
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Demonstrates proper posture, illustrates skating maneuvers, provides practice tips, and features fifty drills for learning and developing skills according to ability level
Category: Medical

An Angel A Demon A Candle

Author : Cordelia Faass
ISBN : 9781479746750
Genre : Fiction
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I tried to continue, but my words slurred, and his chest wasnt moving. I climbed down from the tree to check if he was alive, which to this day I regret doing, for he was, as far as I could tell, dead. Good night Alexander Ryean Weis, I will see you on the other side. And so I climbed to the top of the tree to watch the sunset over the bay, and cried.
Category: Fiction

Second Age

Author : Carl A. Franson
ISBN : 9780985510954
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Second Age describes travels and adventures on the Mississippi and in the Far East, part of the memoirs of its author who was a young man in the early 1930's. He takes us along part way down the Mississippi in a houseboat, and across the Pacific when he worked as a bellboy on board the President Coolidge. Life lessons and experiences are shared in Second Age, a Recall of Things Gone By and a Bit of Now, during a time when life was not always easy but was often less complicated than it is now, when warm oatmeal and raisins were deeply appreciated, and when people while struggling during the Depression were also generous, kind, and down to earth. Experiences are heartwarming and are a pleasure to read.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Addicted To Adventure

Author : Bob Shepton
ISBN : 9781472905895
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Bob Shepton is an ordained minister in the Church of England in his 70s, but spends most of his time sailing into the Arctic and making first ascents of inaccessible mountains. No tea parties for this vicar. Opening with the disastrous fire that destroyed his yacht whilst he was ice-bound in Greenland, the book travels back to his childhood growing up on his family's rubber plantation in Malaysia, moving back to England after his father was shot by the Japanese during the war, boarding school, the Royal Marines, and the church. We then follow Bob as he sails around the world with a group of school children, is dismasted off the Falklands, trapped in ice, and climbs mountains accessible only from iceberg-strewn water and with only sketchy maps available. Bob Shepton is an old-school adventurer, and this compelling book is in the spirit of sailing mountaineer HW Tilman, explorer Ranulph Fiennes, climber Chris Bonington and yachtsman Robin Knox-Johnston, all of whom have been either friends of Bob's or an inspiration for his own exploits. Derring do in a dog collar! Ranulph Fiennes: 'A wonderful true tale of adventure.' Bear Grylls: 'You are going to enjoy this...as a Commando, Bob is clearly made of the right stuff!'
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Myrdalsjokull Ice Cap Iceland

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ISBN : 0080932002
Genre : Science
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Lowland glaciers are usually considered the best analogs for formerly glaciated areas and as such, many Icelandic glaciers have been intensively investigated with regard to process-orientated sediment-landform interrelationships. The Mýrdalsjökull ice cap has, thus, served as an excellent "ice-age laboratory." Furthermore, a substantial effort has been directed toward understanding the interaction between volcanic activity and glacier response, such as meltwater outbursts (jökulhlaups) and sudden events of rapidly flowing glacier ice. The book reviews the following themes related to Mýrdalsjökull: glaciology, glacial and quaternary geology, sedimentology, tephrochronology and eruption history of Katla, and crustal movements. All authors are involved in research about the subglacial Katla volcano and Mýrdalsjökull. Book covers all aspects of the ice cap and volcano dynamics Comprehensive reviews with updated results Editors and authors are well established scientists with research experience from Myrdalsjokull Standard reference work for Myrdalsjokull
Category: Science

Galactic North

Author : Alastair Reynolds
ISBN : 9780575087712
Genre : Fiction
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Gathered here for the first time are Alastair Reynolds' stories and novelettes set in the universe of REVELATION SPACE, his first bestselling blockbuster.
Category: Fiction

Revelation Space

Author : Alastair Reynolds
ISBN : 9780575087743
Genre : Fiction
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Nine hundred thousand years ago, something wiped out the Amarantin. For the human colonists now settling the Amarantin homeworld Resurgam, it's of little more than academic interest, even after the discovery of a long-hidden, almost perfect Amarantin city and a colossal statue of a winged Amarantin. For brilliant but ruthless scientist Dan Sylveste, it's more than merelty intellectual curiosity - and he will stop at nothing to get at the truth. Even if the truth costs him everything. But the Amarantin were wiped out for a reason, and that danger is closer and greater than even Syveste imagines ... REVELATION SPACE: a huge, magnificent space opera that ranges across the known and unknown universe ... towards the most terrifying of destinations.
Category: Fiction

Story Teller

Author : Robert L. White Jr
ISBN : 9781603832823
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Penny Penguin; A shy little penguin teaches the world that the best gifts come from the heart. Snuggle Cats; Listen and come when God calls or risk getting left behind. Little Poppy-Poppy; Puppy tries to find his way in the world. Learns that love and kindness are the best ways.
Category: Juvenile Fiction