The Crystal Desert

Summers in Antarctica

The Crystal Desert

Surveys the history of the Antarctica Peninsula, from its exploration and exploitation, to the research projects of contemporary scientists, and examines its unusual animal life. Reprint.

Heroes of the Resistance

A Guide to the Characters of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Heroes of the Resistance

When you're not adventuring with the Gelflings when watching Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance on Netflix, take to the page and explore this visual character guide to the fantastical world of Thra. Meet the extraordinary cast of creatures from Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. This exclusive character guide, featuring stunning full-color photos from the show, will have you feeling as knowledgeable about the world of Thra and its inhabitants as the wise and all-knowing Aughra.

Sunshine Little Kitchen

Sunshine Little Kitchen

Sunshine Little Kitchen is a compendium of ten travel tales of Wong Hui Shin in 365 days over 10 years, where she writes about her wrestle with communication or the lack thereof. “There is no such thing as miscommunications. The fact is, ideas and thoughts are filtered and broken down due to popular perceptions. Coupled with the nuances of the human mind that perceive every situation as colorful as a kaleidoscope.” She believes that everyone can dream and everything is possible. The “world-wind” story begins with three adventurous musketeers bound for Thailand (2001). The author continues her solo journey “Fogg-style” to experience firsthand heritage preservation and environment protection with Korea National Commission for UNESCO in South Korea (2002), train-hopping through Japan using a Japan Rail Pass (2003) and the Peace Voyage of Maldives (2004). In year 2005, she has announced herself as Nefertiti in Egypt, transformed a mission impossible to a Clairvoyant Reservoir, awe-struck by the legendary blue light of the Great Lake Erie and travelled around America searching for aliens and lost Malaysians using US Rail Pass. In 2009, she had a train adventure from Chennai to New Delhi for a connecting flight to London, she spent her first, real Valentine’s in Hanwell Community Observatory, United Kingdom after finally solving the problem of miscommunication by a five-minute video session in Berlin, Germany a couple of years before and she met great Malaysians for Culture and Food exploration in Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

Life Stories

A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs, Autobiographies, and Diaries

Life Stories

Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. * A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title * Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources * Detailed indexes provide further points of access

The Biology of Human Survival

Life and Death in Extreme Environments

The Biology of Human Survival

The range of environments in which people can survive is extensive, yet most of the natural world cannot support human life. The Biology of Human Survival identifies the key determinants of life or death in extreme environments from a physiologist's perspective, integrating modern concepts of stress, tolerance, and adaptation into explanations of life under Nature's most austere conditions. The book examines how individuals survive when faced with extremes of immersion, heat, cold or altitude, emphasizing the body's recognition of stress and the brain's role in optimizing physiological function in order to provide time to escape or to adapt. In illustrating how human biology adapts to extremes, the book also explains how we learn to cope by blending behavior and biology, first by trial and error, then by rigorous scientific observation, and finally by technological innovation. The book describes life-support technology and how it enables humans to enter once unendurable realm, from the depths of the ocean to the upper reaches of the atmosphere and beyond. Finally, it explores the role that advanced technology might play in special environments of the future, such as long journeys into space.

The Crystal Path

The Crystal Path

A twenty-five year international event called the Harmonic Convergence began on August 17, 1987 and is an intermingling of humans and Angels, ending in 2012, and ushering in the Age of Aquarius or Golden Age. Gabrielle Stone was a participant who watched as a prophecy of worldwide changes began. Jewish and Christian scholars decoded the Holy Books for secrets; one of which is the date when time as we know it comes to an end,consistent with the end of the Mayan Calendar on December 21, 2012. Gabrielle finds answers to mysteries suppressed by world governments and organized religion, while meeting a group of international friends and finding romantic love that had been absent from her life in years. While on the legendary Crystal Path, she has the surprise of her life.

Redemption

Book 2 of the God Stone Trilogy

Redemption

After 17 years of praying to the Gods Jack begins his long journey home. However, Jack is not aware of the test the Gods have for him before he can truly go home. First he must realize he is the long ago profecied Chosen One, then he must survive the test before he can try to go home and attempt to fulfill his promise to Linnie.

Slicing the Silence

Voyaging to Antarctica

Slicing the Silence

The author reflects on his experiences exploring Antarctica, the last true wilderness.

The Arctic Regions

Being an Account of the American Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, Under the Patronage of Hnery Grinnell, Esq. of New York

The Arctic Regions


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