David Baldacci is back with The Width of the World, the third book in the Vega Jane series which began with his instant #1 global bestseller and award-winning YA fantasy debut The Finisher.
Author: David Baldacci
David Baldacci is back with The Width of the World, the third book in the Vega Jane series which began with his instant #1 global bestseller and award-winning YA fantasy debut The Finisher. Vega Jane continues her quest to understand her history and travel beyond her known world into a dangerous realm full of magic and mysterious beasts. Accompanied by best friend Delph, her dog, Harry Two, and new accomplice, Petra, Vega Jane must take on the evil magical race of the Maladons, who are determined to wipe them out.
This is the story of empty oceans and the men who fish them.
Author: Michelle Chalfoun
This is the story of empty oceans and the men who fish them. It's the story of Rosaline, a New England fishing community facing the loss of its traditional way of life, struggling against the imposition of fishing quotas, the closing of the local cannery and the encroachment of the heritage industry, which exploits with nostalgia a way of life before it has even given up its last breath. It's the story of the denizens of Rosaline: John Fitz and his best friend Chris who work on John's father's fishing boat, The Pearl; barmaid Kate, indifferent mother and neglected wife of Chris, and Yve, Chris's sister, who is John's longtime girlfriend, but who, at twenty-nine, sees life passing her by. When a new crew of sailors come to town to work on the restoration of a schooner destined to be the main attraction of the maritime museum, tensions in the town, between friends and even in families, reach breaking point, and the fishermen of The Pearl set out on one last desperate, dangerous and hopeless expedition. The Width of the Sea is the story of good people who do a bad thing for a good reason and who find that when things go badly they must somehow find redemption. Eschewing the sentimental or melancholy, it is an exhilarating, resonant and powerfully written novel that presents, through the experiences of one community, a dilemma that is universal.
It is seen , therefore , that in places where the littoral attains a maximum width of
30 miles there are at the same time far ... it may be stated that , taking the world
as a whole , the width of the littoral zone does not average a mile , and therefore
Author: Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin
Vols. for 1893-1923 includes section: "Reviews."
kilometer-long strings, distributed throughout a volume that dwarfs the largest
office block and interred deep in Antarctic ice; ... by ancient Roman lead and state
-of-theart photodetectors, sitting at the bottom of one of the world's deepest mines
; a host of giant ... the thought: “If I can see all this using a mirror that's the width of
a cricket wicket, what could I see with a mirror that's the width of a cricket pitch?
Author: Stephen Webb
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
“New Eyes on the Universe – Twelve Cosmic Mysteries and the Tools We Need to Solve Them” gives an up-to-date broad overview of some of the key issues in modern astronomy and cosmology. It describes the vast amount of observational data that the new generation of observatories and telescopes are currently producing, and how that data might solve some of the outstanding puzzles inherent in our emerging world view. Included are questions such as: What is causing the Universe to blow itself apart? What could be powering the luminous gamma-ray bursters? Where is all the matter in the Universe? Do other Earths exist? Is there intelligent life out there? The renowned author explains clearly, without recourse to mathematics, why each question is puzzling and worthy of research. Included in the study of the wide range of sensitive and powerful instruments used by scientists to try and solve these problems are ones which capture electromagnetic radiation and ‘telescopes’ for cosmic rays, neutrinos, gravitational waves, and dark matter. This book discusses twelve areas of active astronomical research, ranging from the nature of dark energy to the existence or otherwise of extraterrestrial civilizations, and devotes one chapter to each topic. Although astronomers tackle each of these questions using information gleaned from all possible wavelengths and sources (and this is emphasized throughout the book), in this work the author dedicates each chapter to a particular observational method. One chapter covers X-ray telescopes for investigating black holes, while another uses infrared telescopes to learn more about planetary information.