My Last Continent

My Last Continent
Author: Midge Raymond
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-06-06
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781501124716

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"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 Adélie 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

The Last Continent
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2008-11-21
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781407035123

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‘A minor masterpiece. I laughed so much I fell from my armchair’ Time Out The Discworld is very much like our own – if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . '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.' The Discworld's most inept wizard has found himself on the Discworld’s last continent, a completely separate creation. It's hot. It's dry . . . very dry. There was this thing once called The Wet, which no one believes in. Practically everything that's not poisonous is venomous. But it's the best bloody place in the world, all right? And in a few days, it will be except . . . Who is this hero striding across the red desert? Champion sheep shearer, horse rider, road warrior, beer drinker, bush ranger, and someone who'll even eat a Meat Pie Floater when he's sober? A man in a hat whose luggage follows him on little legs, who's about to change history by preventing a swagman stealing a jumbuck by a billabong? Yes . . . all this place has between itself and wind-blown doom is Rincewind, the inept wizard who can't even spell wizard. Still . . . no worries, eh? ____________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but The Last Continent is the sixth book in the Wizards series.

My Last Continent

My Last Continent
Author: Midge Raymond
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-06-21
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781501124709

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"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 Continent

The Continent
Author: Keira Drake
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-04-01
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9781488079351

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“Have we really come so far, when a tour of the Continent is so desirable a thing? We’ve traded our swords for treaties, our daggers for promises—but our thirst for violence has never been quelled. And that’s the crux of it—it can’t be quelled. It’s human nature.” For her sixteenth birthday, Vaela Sun receives the most coveted gift in all the Spire—a trip to the Continent. It seems an unlikely destination for a holiday: a cold, desolate land where two nations remain perpetually locked in combat. Most citizens lucky enough to tour the Continent do so to observe the spectacle and violence of battle, a thing long vanished in the peaceful realm of the Spire. For Vaela, the war holds little interest. As a talented apprentice cartographer and a descendant of the Continent herself, she sees the journey as a dream come true: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve upon the maps she’s drawn of this vast, frozen land. But Vaela’s dream all too quickly turns to nightmare as the journey brings her face-to-face with the brutal reality of a war she’s only read about. Observing from the safety of a heli-plane, Vaela is forever changed by the sight of the bloody battle being waged far beneath her. And when a tragic accident leaves her stranded on the Continent, Vaela finds herself much closer to danger than she’d ever imagined—and with an entirely new perspective as to what war truly means. Starving, alone and lost in the middle of a war zone, Vaela must try to find a way home—but first, she must survive.

The Lost Continent

The Lost Continent
Author: Bill Bryson
Publsiher: Anchor Canada
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-09-25
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9780385674560

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"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.

This Is My Continent

This Is My Continent
Author: Lisa Bullard
Publsiher: Lerner Digital ™
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2017-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781512484786

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Noah has a big imagination, and he's using it to go on an even bigger adventure! He and his babysitter, Ruby, are zooming around Earth in their spaceship. With the help of Ruby's SpacePhone, they're learning about the people, places, and climates of the seven continents. Ride along as they explore landforms and landmarks from Asia to North America.

The Last Continent

The Last Continent
Author: Bernard Stonehouse
Publsiher: Shuttlewood Collinson Publishers
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2000
Genre: Antarctica
ISBN: UCSD:31822029683117

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Exploring the Last Continent

Exploring the Last Continent
Author: Daniela Liggett,Bryan Storey,Yvonne Cook,Veronika Meduna
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 597
Release: 2015-09-29
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9783319189475

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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.

In Cold Pursuit

In Cold Pursuit
Author: Sarah Andrews
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2007-08-07
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781429986991

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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.

Antarctica

Antarctica
Author: Kim Heacox
Publsiher: National Geographic Society
Total Pages: 199
Release: 1998
Genre: Antarctica
ISBN: UCSD:31822027902469

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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

Antarctica

Antarctica
Author: Laurent Dick
Publsiher: Lannoo Publishers (Acc)
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2009-01-21
Genre: History
ISBN: 9020979779

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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

Forgetting English

Forgetting English
Author: Midge Raymond
Publsiher: Ashland Creek Press
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2017-02-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781618220530

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Winner of the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction In this new, expanded edition of her prize-winning collection, which includes a reading group guide, Midge Raymond stretches the boundaries of place as she explores the indelible imprint of home upon the self and the ways in which new frontiers both defy and confirm who we are. The characters who inhabit these stories travel for business or for pleasure, sometimes out of duty and sometimes in search of freedom, and each encounters the unexpected. From a biologist navigating the stark, icy moonscape of Antarctica to a businesswoman seeking refuge in the lonely islands of the South Pacific, the characters in these stories abandon their native landscapes—only to find that, once separated from the ordinary, they must confront new interpretations of whom they really are, and who they’re meant to be.

The Lost Continent

The Lost Continent
Author: Tui T. Sutherland
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-12-26
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1536460524

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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 t

Neither Here Nor There

Neither Here Nor There
Author: Bill Bryson
Publsiher: Anchor Canada
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-09-25
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9780385674553

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Bryson brings his unique brand of humour to travel writing as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet and heads for Europe. Travelling with Stephen Katz--also his wonderful sidekick in A Walk in the Woods--he wanders from Hammerfest in the far north, to Istanbul on the cusp of Asia. As he makes his way round this incredibly varied continent, he retraces his travels as a student twenty years before with caustic hilarity.

On the Beach

On the Beach
Author: Nevil Shute
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2020-06-23
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781479451210

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"On the Beach" is a 1957 post-apocalyptic novel written by British-Australian author Nevil Shute after he emigrated to Australia. The novel details the experiences of a mixed group of people in Melbourne as they await the arrival of deadly radiation spreading towards them from the northern hemisphere following a nuclear war a year previously. As the radiation approaches each person deals with their impending death in different ways.