Beyond the Ice Limit

Beyond the Ice Limit
Author: Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-05-17
ISBN: 145552588X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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BEYOND THE ICE LIMIT That thing is growing again. We must destroy it. The time to act is now... With these words begins Gideon Crew's latest, most dangerous, most high-stakes assignment yet. Failure will mean nothing short of the end of humankind on earth. Five years ago, the mysterious and inscrutable head of Effective Engineering Solutions, Eli Glinn, led a mission to recover a gigantic meteorite--the largest ever discovered--from a remote island off the coast of South America. The mission ended in disaster when their ship, the Rolvaag, foundered in a vicious storm in the Antarctic waters and broke apart, sinking-along with its unique cargo-to the ocean floor. One hundred and eight crew members perished, and Eli Glinn was left paralyzed. But this was not all. The tragedy revealed something truly terrifying: the meteorite they tried to retrieve was not, in fact, simply a rock. Instead, it was a complex organism from the deep reaches of space. Now, that organism has implanted itself in the sea bed two miles below the surface-and it is growing. If it is not destroyed, the planet will be doomed. There is only one hope: for Glinn and his team to annihilate it, a task which requires Gideon's expertise with nuclear weapons. But as Gideon and his colleagues soon discover, the "meteorite" has a mind of its own-and it has no intention of going quietly...

Beyond the Ice Limit EXTENDED FREE PREVIEW first 11 chapters

Beyond the Ice Limit   EXTENDED FREE PREVIEW  first 11 chapters
Author: Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 58
Release: 2016-03-22
ISBN: 1455567671
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Ice Limit EXTENDED FREE PREVIEW first 11 chapters Book Excerpt:

BEYOND THE ICE LIMIT That thing is growing again. We must destroy it. The time to act is now... With these words begins Gideon Crew's latest, most dangerous, most high-stakes assignment yet. Failure will mean nothing short of the end of humankind on earth. Five years ago, the mysterious and inscrutable head of Effective Engineering Solutions, Eli Glinn, led a mission to recover a gigantic meteorite--the largest ever discovered--from a remote island off the coast of South America. The mission ended in disaster when their ship, the Rolvaag, foundered in a vicious storm in the Antarctic waters and broke apart, sinking-along with its unique cargo-to the ocean floor. One hundred and eight crew members perished, and Eli Glinn was left paralyzed. But this was not all. The tragedy revealed something truly terrifying: the meteorite they tried to retrieve was not, in fact, simply a rock. Instead, it was a complex organism from the deep reaches of space. Now, that organism has implanted itself in the sea bed two miles below the surface-and it is growing. If it is not destroyed, the planet will be doomed. There is only one hope: for Glinn and his team to annihilate it, a task which requires Gideon's expertise with nuclear weapons. But as Gideon and his colleagues soon discover, the "meteorite" has a mind of its own-and it has no intention of going quietly...

The Ice Limit

The Ice Limit
Author: Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2016-10-25
ISBN: 9781455595853
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The largest known meteorite has been discovered, entombed in the earth for millions of years on a frigid, desolate island off the southern tip of Chile. At four thousand tons, this treasure seems impossible to move. New York billionaire Palmer Lloyd is determined to have this incredible find for his new museum. Stocking a cargo ship with the finest scientists and engineers, he builds a flawless expedition. But from the first approach to the meteorite, people begin to die. A frightening truth is about to unfold: The men and women of the Rolvaag are not taking this ancient, enigmatic object anywhere. It is taking them.

The Ice Limit

The Ice Limit
Author: Douglas J. Preston,Lincoln Child
Publsiher: Grand Central Pub
Total Pages: 449
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780446525879
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ice Limit Book Excerpt:

In the desolate reaches of southern-most Chile, a remarkable discovery has been made. It is a massive meteorite whose very existence will change science and perhaps mankind. When an expedition is sent out strange things start to happen

The Ice Limit

The Ice Limit
Author: Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child
Publsiher: Head of Zeus
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-12-18
ISBN: 1784970557
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In the desolate reaches of southernmost Chile, a remarkable discovery has been made. It is a massive meteorite whose very existence will change science – perhaps even mankind. In great secrecy, an expedition sets out on a converted tanker, bound for the bottom of the world. But almost as soon as the recovery process begins, the mysteries and enigmas begin to mount. What appeared to be simply an engineering challenge quickly becomes a perilous undertaking, for the bizarre, implacable artefact may not be what it seems. And when a raging storm drives the tanker beyond the dangerous Antarctic latitude known as the Ice Limit, superstition, egos and the unknown clash to create a stunning finale that will risk the lives of everyone on board.

Monthly Weather Review

Monthly Weather Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1970
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic journals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bulletin

Bulletin
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 564
Release: 1909
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Geology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Geological Survey Bulletin

Geological Survey Bulletin
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 124
Release: 1959
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Geology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science

Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 8727
Release: 2006-11-24
ISBN: 0080547826
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science Book Excerpt:

The quaternary sciences constitute a dynamic, multidisciplinary field of research that has been growing in scientific and societal importance in recent years. This branch of the Earth sciences links ancient prehistory to modern environments. Quaternary terrestrial sediments contain the fossil remains of existing species of flora and fauna, and their immediate predecessors. Quaternary science plays an integral part in such important issues for modern society as groundwater resources and contamination, sea level change, geologic hazards (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis), and soil erosion. With over 360 articles and 2,600 pages, many in full-color, the Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science provides broad ranging, up-to-date articles on all of the major topics in the field. Written by a team of leading experts and under the guidance of an international editorial board, the articles are at a level that allows undergraduate students to understand the material, while providing active researchers with the latest information in the field. Also available online via ScienceDirect (2006) – featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com. 360 individual articles written by prominent international authorities, encompassing all important aspects of quaternary science Each entry provides comprehensive, in-depth treatment of an overview topic and presented in a functional, clear and uniform layout Reference section provides guidence for further research on the topic Article text supported by full-color photos, drawings, tables, and other visual material Writing level is suited to both the expert and non-expert

Bulletin of the United States Geological Survey

Bulletin of the United States Geological Survey
Author: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 124
Release: 1909
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Geology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Effect of Oxygen in Coal

The Effect of Oxygen in Coal
Author: David White
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 74
Release: 1909
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Coal
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bering Glacier

Bering Glacier
Author: Robert Allan Shuchman,Edward George Josberger
Publsiher: Geological Society of America
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0813724627
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bering Glacier Book Excerpt:

Bering Glacier is the largest surging glacier in the world, having surged at least six times in the last 150 years. With the glacier advancing and retreating as much as 10 km over a surge cycle, it is one of the most physically and biologically dynamic places on Earth. This monograph presents the results of a comprehensive and diverse series of field studies and science investigations at Bering Glacier. The results reported are from a wide range of disciplines, including glaciology, geology, paleogeology, hydrology, limnology, oceanography, tectonics, geomorphology, geophysics, meteorology, remote sensing, climate change, anthropology, and ecological studies pertaining to vegetation, fish, and marine mammals. The compilation of these individual studies into a single publication allows for a more complete understanding of how the approximately 5,000 km2 Bering Glacier system plays a major role in the greater southeastern coastal region of Alaska and through its wastage, its impact on the circulation of the northeast Pacific Ocean and on the global sea level.

The Pleistocene Geology of the Leadville Quadrangle Colorado

The Pleistocene Geology of the Leadville Quadrangle  Colorado
Author: Stephen Reid Capps
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 99
Release: 1907
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Geology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Glaciers and Glaciation 2nd edition

Glaciers and Glaciation  2nd edition
Author: Douglas Benn,David J A Evans
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 817
Release: 2014-02-04
ISBN: 1444128396
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glaciers and Glaciation 2nd edition Book Excerpt:

Glaciers and Glaciation is the classic textbook for all students of glaciation. Stimulating and accessible, it has established a reputation as a comprehensive and essential resource. In this new edition, the text, references and illustrations have been thoroughly updated to give today's reader an up-to-the minute overview of the nature, origin and behaviour of glaciers and the geological and geomorphological evidence for their past history on earth. The first part of the book investigates the processes involved in forming glacier ice, the nature of glacier-climate relationships, the mechanisms of glacier flow and the interactions of glaciers with other natural systems such as rivers, lakes and oceans. In the second part, the emphasis moves to landforms and sediment, the interpretation of the earth's glacial legacy and the reconstruction of glacial depositional environments and palaeoglaciology.

Genreflecting A Guide to Popular Reading Interests 8th Edition

Genreflecting  A Guide to Popular Reading Interests  8th Edition
Author: Diana Tixier Herald,Samuel Stavole-Carter
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2019-05-31
ISBN: 1440858489
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genreflecting A Guide to Popular Reading Interests 8th Edition Book Excerpt:

Librarians who work with readers will find this well-loved guide to be a treasure trove of information. With descriptive annotations of thousands of genre titles mapped by genre and subgenre, this is the readers' advisor's go-to reference. • Helps librarians answer the challenging question "What should I read next?" • Helps LIS students understand popular genres and better select books for which readers are looking • Serves as a starting point for library patrons looking for their next read

Heritage of the Great Plains

Heritage of the Great Plains
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 180
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heritage of the Great Plains Book Excerpt:

Contains articles on the literature, language, folklore, history, art, and music of the Great Plains.

The Geology of Washington and Beyond

The Geology of Washington and Beyond
Author: Eric Swenson Cheney
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2016-05-01
ISBN: 0295806354
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Geology of Washington and Beyond Book Excerpt:

The 20 chapters of The Geology of Washington and Beyond�an outgrowth of a geologic symposium�present the substantial advances in recent research on the geologic history of Washington State. The 32 contributors used new conceptual developments such as sequence stratigraphy, identification and matching of terranes, and neotechtonics, as well as breakthroughs in technology such as lidar mapping, paleomagnetism, and new methods of radiometric dating, to examine the fascinating geology of Washington State and beyond. Also included is geologic mapping in areas previously known only by reconnaissance. This book will influence resource management decisions, as well as disaster and land-use planning in the region. The introductory chapters make the book accessible for undergraduate courses in geology and to the general public.

Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey to the Secretary of the Interior

Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey to the Secretary of the Interior
Author: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 938
Release: 1891
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Forest reserves
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Annual Report

Annual Report
Author: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 930
Release: 1891
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Forest reserves
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Annual Report Book Excerpt:

Annual Report of the Director of the United States Geological Survey to the Secretary of the Interior

Annual Report of the Director of the United States Geological Survey to the Secretary of the Interior
Author: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1891
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Forest reserves
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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