It is a stark and inhospitable place, where the landscape itself poses challenge to survival, yet its strange, silent beauty has long fascinated scientists and adventurers. Explorers have crossed this vast, frozen terrain for many reasons: to stand in awe before the volcanic Mount Erebus or Antarctica's other natural wonders, to fathom the mysteries of ages past, to exploit its great stores of untapped mineral wealth, or to pit themselves against this cold, unforgiving continent.
Now Antarctica faces an uncertain future. The international treaty which protects the continent is about to dissolve, clearing the way for Antarctica's resources to be plundered, is erie beauty to be savaged. As politicians wrangle over its fate from half a world away, major corporations begin probing for its hidden riches. Adventurers come, as they have for more than a century, seeking the wild, untamed land even as they endanger it with their ever-growing numbers. And radical environmentalists carry out a covert campaign of sabotage to reclaim the land from those who would destroy it for profit. All who come here have their own agenda, and all will fight to ensure their vision of the future for this last great wilderness.
As complex and compelling as his Mars saga, as powerful and majestic as the continent itself, Kim Stanley Robinson's Antarctica takes us to the remote and awe-inspiring world as the South Pole.
Let the Games Begin
Mama Grande streaked through Leni's life like a bad dream. She arrived out of nowhere, claiming to be the ex-Lone Star detective's grandmother. She prophesied rivers of blood and an earth in flames. But her murder was even more bizarre: she died at the hands of two Yucatan missionaries hiding a secret of the Gods.
With combat biker wannabe Rafael in tow, Leni dives into Mama Grande's past...and hurtles into the dark heart of Aztlan--where human sacrifice is all the rage, and where ancient ceremonial games could trigger the end of the world. Are they crazy cultists or true harbingers of doom? The closer Leni and Rafael get to the answer, the nearer they move to the brink of oblivion. Either way, their futures could be cancelled.
Seeing is Deceiving...It's double trouble for Bubbles when she gets glasses. Her sisters keep laughing at her and telling her she looks like a dork. It's not easy being a four-eyed, five-year-old superhero! So Bubbles rejects her specs. But then Blossom and Buttercup fall into the clutches of a giant ant. It's up to Bubbles to rescue them. Can she see her way to saving the day?
Set in the world of Niven's popular The Magic Goes Away, THE BURNING CITY transports readers to an enchanted ancient city that often bears a provocative resemblance to our own modern society. Here Yagen-Atep, the volatile and voracious god of fire, holds sway, alternately protecting and destroying the city's denizens. In Tep's Town, nothing can burn indoors and no fire can start by accident--except when the Burning comes upon the city. Then the people, possessed by Yagen-Atep, set their own town ablaze in a riotous orgy of destruction that often comes without warning.
Whandall Placehold has lived with the Burning all his life. Fighting his way to adulthood in the mean-but-magical streets of the city's most blighted neighborhoods, Whandall alone dreams of escaping the god's wrath to find a new and better life. But his best hope for freedom may lie with Morth of Atlantis, the enigmatic sorcerer who killed his father!
Both gritty and exotic, THE BURNING CITY is unique fantasy vision unlike any you have read before.
Really neat cookbook that offers recipes for day of chemotherapy, neutropenia, diarrhea, constipation, sore mouth, snacks, caregiver and post treatment healthy eating. I was impressed with the variety of recipes, as well as the the nutritional analysis and diabetic exchanges.
Based on the hit tv series! When Alex gets accepted into Nu Alpha Mu, the college's high-powered business-major fraternity, he's walking on air. Mallory and Jennifer couldn't care less. Steven and Elyse are less than thrilled. And his girlfriend Ellen hopes that business fever and beautiful Nan Winters won't put their romance in the deep freeze. But when Alex decides to put theory into practice by investing in a hairdresser's shop in the local mall, he really gets the business...and a hilarious lesson he won't woon forget!
Ten-year-old Taylor McKenzie is very sad over the death of her grandmother, who was also her best friend. Then she finds an old tattered book called Flashflood. It's about two best freinds named Abby and Emma...and they remind Taylor of her grandmother and herself. Just reading the story makes her feel closer to her grandmother. But Taylor still feels lonely. Although she had such wonderful times at her grandmother's house, she hasn't been able to go there sincer her grandmother's been gone. Taking a lesson from the story of Abby and Emma, Taylor finds the courage to ride her bicycle over to the house. Curling up on her grandmother's bed, she falls asleep. When she wakes up, it's dark outside...and there's something in the house! Now Taylor must face her fears--and find out who it is...
Allie Nichols is being pursued by a ghost. Her friend Karen calls Allie a liar and doesn't want to hear "stuff like that." But her old pal, Dub, listens eagerly as Allie tells him about the voice that guides her down a steep cliff side, the girl she imagines who begs, "Help me," and a terrible nightmare in which that girl falls to her death. Who is the girl? Is she the ghost? And what does the ghost want from Allie?
Summer vacation is nearly over, and Liza, Bill, and Jed know it's almost time to leave their grandparents and the exciting adventures they've shared on Pirate Island. Before they head for home, the trio is itching to solve the mystery of Cougar Island. But it's private property, and according to legend, trespassers will be haunted forever by the ghosts of the Cougar family. Ghosts or no ghosts, Liza, Bill, and Jed won't be satisfied until they've done some exploring. And when they do, they make the most amazing discovery! Are those old stories true? Could the island be haunted after all?
This book has a different, older cover art than the picture posted.