My Last Continent Book
Score: 4
From 82 Ratings

My Last Continent


  • Author : Midge Raymond
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-06-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501124709

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My Last Continent Book Description :

"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.

My Last Continent Book
Score: 4
From 82 Ratings

My Last Continent


  • Author : Midge Raymond
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-06-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501124723

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My Last Continent Book Description :

This unforgettable debut, set against the dramatic Antarctic landscape, is “refreshingly different, vivid and immediate. Midge Raymond has an extraordinary gift for description that puts the reader bang in the middle of its dangerous and endangered world” (M.L. Stedman, New York Times bestselling author of The Light Between Oceans). It is only among the glacial mountains, cleaving icebergs, and frigid waters of Antarctica that Deb Gardener and Keller Sullivan feel at home. For a few blissful weeks each year they study the habits of Emperor and Adelie penguins and find solace in their work and in one another. But Antarctica, like their fleeting romance, is a fragile place, imperiled by the world to the north. Each year, Deb and Keller play tour guide to the passengers on the small expedition ship that ferries them to their research station. But this year, when Keller fails to appear on board, Deb begins to reconsider their complicated past and the uncertainty of any future they might share. Then, shortly into the journey, Deb’s ship receives an emergency signal from The Australis, a cruise liner that has hit desperate trouble in the ice-choked waters of the Southern Ocean. Soon Deb’s role will change from researcher to rescuer; among the crew of that sinking ship, Deb learns, is Keller. As Deb and Keller’s troubled histories collide in this “original and entirely authentic love story” (Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project), Midge Raymond takes us on an unforgettable voyage deep into the wonders of the Antarctic and the mysteries of the human heart. My Last Continent is “a sensitive exploration of how the smallest action can ripple through an ecosystem—seemingly impenetrable, but as fragile as the human heart” (The Minneapolis Star-Tribune). “Atmospheric and adventurous...The story and vivid writing will keep readers glued to the pages” (Library Journal).

My Last Continent Book
Score: 4
From 82 Ratings

My Last Continent


  • Author : Midge Raymond
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-06-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781922253941

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My Last Continent Book Description :

It is only at the end of the world—among the glacier mountains 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 penguins, Deb and Keller can escape the frustrations and sorrows of their separate lives and find solace in each other. But Antarctica, like their fleeting romance, is tenuous, imperiled by the world to the north. A new travel and research season has just begun, and Deb and Keller are ready to play tour guide to the passengers on the small expedition ship that ferries them to their research destination. Except that this year, Keller fails to appear on board. Shortly into the trip, Deb's ship receives an emergency signal from the Australis, a cruise liner that has hit desperate trouble in the ice-choked waters. And among the crew of the sinking ship is Keller... As Deb and Keller's troubled histories collide with this catastrophic present, Deb's role turns from researcher to rescuer all too aware that in this land of harsh beauty even the smallest missteps can have tragic consequences.

The Last Continent Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Last Continent


  • Author : Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2008-11-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781407035123

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The Last Continent Book Description :

'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.' There's nothing like the issue of evolution to get under the skin of academics. Even if their field of expertise is magic rather than biology. With the best and most interfering minds of Unseen University somehow left in charge at a critical evolutionary turning point, the Discworld’s last continent needs a saviour... Who is this hero striding across the red desert? Sheep shearer, beer drinker, bush ranger, and someone who'll even eat a Meat Pie Floater when he's sober. In fact, it's Rincewind, a wizard so inept he can't even spell wizard. He's the only hero left. Still...no worries, eh?

Exploring the Last Continent Book

Exploring the Last Continent


  • Author : Daniela Liggett
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-09-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 597
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319189475

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Exploring the Last Continent Book Description :

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.

Antarctica Book

Antarctica


  • Author : Kim Heacox
  • Publisher : National Geographic Society
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Antarctica
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822027902469

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Antarctica Book Description :

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

The Continent Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Continent


  • Author : Keira Drake
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2018-04-01
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781488079351

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The Continent Book Description :

“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 Book
Score: 3
From 2,409 Ratings

The Lost Continent


  • Author : Bill Bryson
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release Date : 2012-09-25
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385674560

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The Lost Continent Book Description :

"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.

Antarctica Book
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

Antarctica


  • Author : Gabrielle Walker
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2013-01-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 421
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547536972

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Antarctica Book Description :

The acclaimed science writer presents a wide-ranging exploration of Antarctica’s history, nature, and global significance in this “rollicking good read” (Kirkus). From the early expeditions of Ernest Shackleton to David Attenborough’s documentary series Frozen Planet, the continent of Antarctica has captured the world’s imagination. After the Antarctic Treaty of 1961, decades of scientific research revealed the true extent of its many mysteries. Now former Nature magazine staff writer Gabrielle Walker tells the full story of Antarctica—from its fascinating history to its uncertain future and the international teams of researchers who brave its forbidding climate. Drawing on her broad travels across the continent, Walker weaves all the significant threads of life on the vast ice sheet into a multifaceted narrative, illuminating what it really feels like to be there and why it draws so many different kinds of people. She chronicles cutting-edge science experiments, visits to the South Pole, and unsettling portents about our future in an age of global warming. “We are all anxious Antarctic watchers now, and Walker's book is the essential primer.”—The Guardian, UK

Antarctica Book

Antarctica


  • Author : Laurent Dick
  • Publisher : Lannoo Publishers (Acc)
  • Release Date : 2009-01-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 9020979779

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Antarctica Book Description :

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