The dramatic history of planet Earth and the rocky road to understanding the past A probing account of the history of the earth and an introduction to the many eccentric characters that have attempted to understand its origins. Full of fascinating anecdotes about 19th century explorers and natural philosophers who first carved up Earth's history just as others were carving up the globe. Unravels the fascinating history of rock strata and the implications they have had on accepted theories on the Earth's life. Considers the future of the earth, and what a repeat of some of the catastrophic events of the earth's past, such as major earthquakes and asteroid collisions, could mean for life today.
The Victorian age is much closer to us in time than we might believe. Yet at that time, in the most technologically advanced nation in the world, people buried meat in fresh earth to prevent mold forming and wrung sheets out in boiling water with their bare hands. Such household drudgery was routinely performed by the grandparents of people still living, but the knowledge of it has passed as if it had never been.
THE EARTH IS DYING! In the far future Earth is dying. Society has reverted to a more primitive life, much like the Middle Ages. Two men, Matthew and his brother John, who calls himself "Firefly," set out to find the time traveller, the one person who can give purpose to their existence, the one individual who can still access past technology. The Firefly, he who lights his own way, seeks the age of Man's greatness, the time when the human race once owned the stars, when great cities stood in places that have now become rust-bowls. A poignant, thoughtful, provocative, and ultimately unforgettable vision of "The Dying Earth" from a master storyteller. BRIAN STABLEFORD has written and edited over fifty books of science fiction, horror, fantasy, literary criticism, and reference, among others, many of them being published by Wildside Press. He lives and works in Reading, England.
The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Arizona & The Grand Canyon will lead you straight to the best attractions Arizona and The Grand Canyon have to offer. The guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the state's architecture, plus 3D aerial views of the key districts to explore on foot. You'll find detailed listings of the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets in this fully updated and expanded guide, plus insider tips on everything from where to find the best markets and nightspots to great attractions for children. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Arizona & The Grand Canyon also includes in-depth coverage of all the unforgettable sights and comes complete with a free pull-out city map, clearly marked with sights from the guidebook and an easy-to-use street index. The map has detailed street views of all the key areas, plus there are transport maps and information on how to get around, and there's even a chart showing the distances between major sights for walkers. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Arizona & The Grand Canyon shows you what others only tell you.
Karinne's been engaged to Max for two years, but everything conspires to keep them from actually getting married. His job as a guide in the Grand Canyon. Her job as a Phoenix-based sports photographer. Her family's troubled past. And now, making matters even more complicated, Karinne has reason to believe that her mother – long presumed dead – might be alive, after all. Now Karinne and Max are spending a week in the Grand Canyon on a rafting trip.It's supposed to be a pre-wedding vacation, a chance to enjoy some time together, an adventure. But it could be a little too much adventure. Especially when Karinne's mother, Margot, shows up – with a shocking request. It's another thing that comes between Max and Karinne. They love each other, but that might not be enough for this reluctant bride to walk down the aisle!
Earth Carries Spirit is a remarkable record of a poetic vocation. It is a testament to the author's engagement with the work of culture and the spirituality of earth. Ann Brennan is an historian, deep ecologist, and cultural activist. But she is also a poet who has been recording the story of her relationship to the earth, her Irish roots, and her international engagement with culture and environment. The first section of this book, "Going Home to Ireland," gives voice to her profound connection with the living presence of the land, the power of ancient monuments, the Irish peace process, family history, and new friends. The remainder of the book gathers poems from a wide range of times and places, from inward and outward engagement, and on the work of restoring a wounded earth. Earth Carries Spirit witnesses to the quest for a culture of peace for people and earth. Ann Brennan speaks with a deep sense of the poetics of place. Her themes draw on the past, celebrate the present, and lean powerfully into the future. This book is a unique cultural document that may well be read for both its artistry and spiritual resonance for decades to come. Ann Brennan is the author of The Real Story of Klondike Kate and The Hawthorn Bush. She holds an MA in Environmental History from the University of New Brunswick and is a founding member of the New Brunswick Writer's Federation.
Chilling, prophetic and hugely influential, "The Time Machine" sees a Victorian scientist propel himself into the year 802,701 AD, where he is delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty and contentment in the form of the Eloi, an elfin species descended from man. But he soon realizes that they are simply remnants of a once-great culture - now weak and living in terror of the sinister Morlocks lurking in the deep tunnels, who threaten his very return home. H.G.Wells defined much of modern science fiction with this 1895 tale of time travel, which questions humanity, society, and our place on Earth. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer revisits a fan-favorite tale, in which a Woman Hater realizes that he's the perfect Mountain Man for one special woman…Everyone in Nicole White's office knew their boss's mysterious older brother kept away from women at all costs. After being burned in the past, brooding Winthrop Christopher was now twice shy, to say the least. So when Nicole traveled to Winthrop's Montana home, she was prepared for a standoffish host…and instead found the most intriguing man she'd ever met.After his ex-fiancée left him high and dry, Winthrop refused to give any woman the time of day. Despite his determination to keep young Nicki at bay, however, this Montana man unexpectedly found himself desiring love again. Could Winthrop learn to put aside his deep-seated mistrust and learn to love the innocent beauty who stole his heart?
In the Time Traveller's miraculous new machine, we will be carried from a Victorian dinner table to 802,701 AD, when the Earth is divided between the gentle, ineffective Eloi, and the ape-like Morlocks; forward again by a million years or so to glimpse a dying world of blood-red beaches and menacing shapes; and on again to the last days of our planet, a remote twilight where nothing moves but darkness and a cold wind. Brilliantly imaginative fiction or the shape of things to come? H.G. Wells's masterpiece still retains its power to provoke and enthral.
EarthART: Colors of the Earth is a spectacular large-format collection of breathtaking aerial photographs by world-renowned photographer Bernhard Edmaier. Traveling all over the globe from the Bahamas to Iceland, New Zealand to Alaska, the Grand Canyon to Chile, and everywhere in between, Edmaier captured from above rarely seen landscapes such as bubbling mud pools, volcanic eruptions, coral reefs, eroded canyons, and arctic glaciers. 150 gorgeous full-page photographs cover the entire color spectrum, each accompanied by an explanation of how, where, and why these spectacular colors occur on the Earth's surface. The images are presented on a black background for maximum effect, bringing nature's color wheel to life. This is the perfect book for anyone who finds inspiration in our planet's natural beauty.
Excerpt from Adventures in the Canyons of the ColoradoThe more the people of the United States know of their scenic wonderlands the more interest will there be aroused as to who first saw this or the other of them. The arousement of this especial interest in regard to the Grand Canyon and its tributaries is' growingly apparent. A hundred thousand Americans see the Grand Canyon today where one saw it at the time of my first visit, nearly forty years ago.Among the hordes of people attracted to the Grand Canyon by curiosity, scenic allurement, business, pleasure or what not, but two have gained any fame as guides to its wondrous depths and rim revelations. These two are John Hance and William Wallace Bass. I knew Hance long before he had dreamed that the Canyon would help make him famous; I ate venison stew with him when he was but a cowboy in the employ of the pro prietor of the Hull ranch; I wrote the first account of those peculiar and exaggerated yarns of his that gained him his fame as the Munchausen of the West. It was on these yarns alone that his fame reposed. He was never a guide. He knew nothing of the Canyon, east or west, twenty miles from the trail that unfortunately was named after him. He never read a line of its history, and never cared to know who first discovered it. He got lost years after the Canyon was being visited by great num bers of whites, when he attempted to guide a party to the home of the Havasupai Indians, whose ancestors made the trail which he di...
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