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Tavia Michaels has discovered that she's an Earthbound--a fallen goddess with the power to remake the Earth--and that a rival faction of Earthbounds, the Reduciata, has created a virus that is literally wiping swaths of the planet out of existence. Tavia is captured and imprisoned before she can act on this information, along with her eternal lover, Logan. Huddled in a claustrophobic cell, they lose track of the days, their attempts to escape proving as ephemeral as Tavia's newly gestating powers. But then Tavia and Logan are mysteriously rescued. . . . They're brought to the underground headquarters of the Curatoria, another group of Earthbounds that Tavia doesn't fully trust. There, she's told that she can save the Earth before it disappears. She agrees. Tavia quickly realizes that she isn't like other Earthbound, and as her abilities continue to awaken, they begin to threaten her centuries-long relationship with Logan. When Benson--Tavia's former best friend and romantic interest--appears at Curatoria headquarters, Tavia will again have to make a choice about who to be with even as she tries to stop the virus that is destroying the world and uncover the truth about the two Earthbound organizations that have her tangled up in their webs.
A novelization of twenty-two-year-old photographer Edith Irvine's experiences in the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, as seen through the eyes of fifteen-year-old Daisy, a fictitious traveling companion.
Their lives were changed in an instant....<P> Trapped under a collapsed building, Laura Scott thought she would never survive. As the choking dust enveloped her, one man kept her alive and lifted her to safety - Dr. Jack Riley.<P> That life-saving moment led to a night of unforgettable intimacy. It was as if they'd been together for ever. Yet in the morning Laura left without a trace.<P> It's ten years before they meet again, and Jack discovers not only how real their connection was, but also that Laura is the mother of a ten-year-old child...
Two people are found murdered in the aftermath of a freak Colorado earthquake. When Detective Eileen Reed and her partner are called to investigate, they are confronted with a frightening connection between the murders and the tremors--and the possibility that the earthquake was not an act of God. As more quakes shock the San Luis Valley, a sinister plot of government conspiracy and man-made mayhem unravels.
Earthquake in Cincinnati: Disaster Changes Life Forever (Barbour Book's The American Adventure, Book 14)by Bonnie Hinman
George Lankford is fascinated by the New Orleans, the first steamboat to make it down the Ohio River to Cincinnati. George is determined to create his own steam-powered engine, but he can't seem to make it work without the help of Charles Lidell, a boy who has been horribly scarred by severe burns. George appreciates, Charles's help, but he's embarrassed by his friend's appearance and the teasing other kids direct at him when he's with Charles. Then, calamity strikes when an earthquake hits Cincinnati, and George's world will never be the same.
The worst disaster the world has ever seen scatters the Young Trib Force. When the great wrath of the Lamb earthquake strikes the globe, Judd has been captured by the Global Community. Vicki is planning to distribute the UNDERGROUND newspaper. Lionel tries to make it back to his friends while Ryan stays in hiding. The events foretold in the book of Revelation come to life as the kids struggle to survive. Will the earthquake claim their lives? Will they be able to find each other again? Follow Judd, Vicki, Lionel, and Ryan and the growing Young Trib Force as they face the deadly earthquake.
When two young strangers meet by chance on the day of the San Francisco earthquake, they struggle to survive the terror of crumbling buildings, fire, looting, and chaos.
The earthquake destroyed Sweet Valley. . . and one of the twins' best friends is dead. . . . Twin sisters Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield have been ripped apart in the chaos following a devastating earthquake. Through the agony, fear, and despair, they must dig through the rubble to find each other again, hoping against hope that they haven't been separated for good. But as they search, tragedy surrounds them. Enid Rollins clings to life by a thread as Devon Whitelaw and Bruce Patman work to save her. Steven Wakefield risks his life to help his one true love. Most frightening of all, Todd Wilkins, Lila Fowler, Ken Matthews, and Olivia Davidson are missing and presumed dead. Can their friends find them before it's too late?
In the final book of the Fault Lines Trilogy, the race is on to resurrect the murdered Fisher King of the American West and save the life of his successor from supernatural enemies Scott Crane, the Fisher King of the American West, is dead, killed by a possessed Janis Cordelia Plumtree. Crane's lifeless but uncorrupted body now lies in state at the Solville apartment complex, protected from spirits and dark magic by powerful charms and watched over by Pete and Angelica Sullivan. The Sullivans' adopted son, Koot Hoomie, is Crane's most likely successor. But Koot is only thirteen years old, and unprepared to assume the magical role for which he is destined. The most advantageous path would be to revive the dead king, but that will require the cooperation of the young woman who killed him, and the aid of a newly widowed winemaker touched by the god Dionysus. And with the evil supernatural opposition massing powerfully all around them, continued death seems far more likely than Crane's resurrection.Earthquake Weather concludes the astonishing Fault Lines Trilogy, which also includes Expiration Date and Last Call.
Read and find out about one of nature's most mysterious forces--the earthquake. Some earthquakes are so small that you don't even feel them, while others can make even big buildings shake! Learn why earthquakes happen, where they are most likely to occur, and what to do if one happens near you.
This book is the first comprehensive and methodologically rigorous analysis of earthquake occurrence. Models based on the theory of the stochastic multidimensional point processes are employed to approximate the earthquake occurrence pattern and evaluate its parameters. The Author shows that most of these parameters have universal values. These results help explain the classical earthquake distributions: Omori's law and the Gutenberg-Richter relation.The Author derives a new negative-binomial distribution for earthquake numbers, instead of the Poisson distribution, and then determines a fractal correlation dimension for spatial distributions of earthquake hypocenters. The book also investigates the disorientation of earthquake focal mechanisms and shows that it follows the rotational Cauchy distribution. These statistical and mathematical advances make it possible to produce quantitative forecasts of earthquake occurrence. In these forecasts earthquake rate in time, space, and focal mechanism orientation is evaluated.
What makes the earth quake, rivers flood, and volcanoes blow their tops? How do natural forces become natural disasters? Buckle your seatbelts and get ready for a bumpy ride to the center of the earth for a look at some of the wildest phenomena in the history of earth science!
This book examines historical evidence from the last 2000 years to analyze earthquakes in the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. Early chapters review techniques of historical seismology, while the main body of the book comprises a catalog of more than 4000 earthquakes identified from historical sources. Each event is supported by textual evidence extracted from primary sources and translated into English. Covering southern Romania, Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Iraq, the book documents past seismic events, places them in a broad tectonic framework, and provides essential information for those attempting to prepare for, and mitigate the effects of, future earthquakes and tsunamis in these countries. This volume is an indispensable reference for researchers studying the seismic history of the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, including archaeologists, historians, earth scientists, engineers and earthquake hazard analysts. A parametric catalog of these seismic events can be downloaded from www. cambridge. org/9780521872928.
Discusses the nature of earthquakes, their causes and signs or precursors, their measurement and prediction, and what to do before, during, and after an earthquake
The Saurons have conquered and subjugated Earth. With the aid of another enslaved race, the Ra 'Na, humanity is ready to fight back. Follows DeathDay.
In the creation of Earth's Elders, Jerry Friedman met, interviewed and photographed some of the world's oldest elders - 110 years old or older (supercentenarians, as researchers call them).Jerry Friedman, photographer, author and founder of Earth's Elders, spent four years on a landmark project to introduce the world to the sixty oldest people on earth. Using his lens to capture a community that has never before been documented, the award-winning photographer has shed new light on the "invisible" world of people 110 years and older.With each visit on his globetrotting journey to capture the lives of these "super centenarians," Friedman gained a deeper understanding of what the elderly in every culture have to offer. Inspired by the opportunity to improve the quality of life of the elderly, to teach children to recognize the wisdom and value of the elderly as essential parts of our society, and to improve the health of our communities through intergenerational tolerance and communication, Friedman created Earth's Elders.
The environmental crisis is global in scope, yet contemporary environmental ethics is centered predominantly in Western philosophy and religion. Earth's Insights widens the scope of environmental ethics to include the ecological teachings embedded in non-Western worldviews. J. Baird Callicott ranges broadly, exploring the sacred texts of Islam, Hinduism, Jainism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Zen Buddhism, as well as the oral traditions of Polynesia, North and South America, and Australia. He also documents the attempts of various peoples to put their environmental ethics into practice. Finally, he wrestles with a question of vital importance to all people sharing the fate of this small planet: How can the world's many and diverse environmental philosophies be brought together in a complementary and consistent whole?
'An excellent source of information for anyone who needs a well-informed, easy to use reference volume to introduce them to the fascinating complexities of the earth's land surface, past, present and future' - Professor Angela Gurnell, Department of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London 'A concise but comprehensive guide to geomorphology which is characterised by a very clear text, superbly useful tables, and some mini-biographies of some of the leading figures in the discipline. It is particularly strong on the different types of geomorphological environments, including those of cities' - Professor Andrew Goudie, University of Oxford This introductory text details the land surface of the earth in a readable style covering the major issues, key themes and sensitivities of the environments/landscape. Emphasising the major ideas and their development, each chapter includes case studies and details of influential scientists (not necessarily geomorphologists) who have contributed to the progress of understanding. Providing a very clear explanation of the understanding achieved and of the debates that have arisen, the book is comprised of 12 chapters in four sections: * Visualising the land surface explains and explores the composition of the land surface and outlines how it has been studied * Dynamics of the land surface considers the dynamics affecting the earth's land surface including its influences, processes and the changes that have occurred * Environments of the land surface looks to understand the land surface in major world regions highlighting differences between the areas * Management of the land surface is an examination of the current and future prospects of the management of the earth's land surface. With comprehensive pedagogical features including full colour plates, further reading, questions for discussion and glossary, this original, lively text is authored by one of the leading experts in the field and will be core reading for first and second year undergraduates on all physical geography courses.
Ship hurtles through space. Deep within its core, it carries the seed of humankind. Launched by the people of a dying Earth over a century ago, its mission is to find a habitable world for the children -- fifteen-year-old Zoheret and her shipmates -- whom it has created from its genetic banks. To Zoheret and her shipmates, Ship has been mother, father, and loving teacher, preparing them for their biggest challenge: to survive on their own, on an uninhabited planet, without Ship's protection. Now that day is almost upon them... but are they ready to leave Ship? Ship devises a test. And suddenly, instincts that have been latent for over a hundred years take over. Zoheret watches as friends become strangers -- and enemies. Can Zoheret and her companions overcome the biggest obstacle to the survival of the human race -- themselves?
Maybe that plain old rock has gleaming jewels inside. Maybe Africa and South America used to be best friends. Maybe a clam that died 300 million years ago is in your backyard. What secrets is Earth hiding? These twenty-two poems leave no stone unturned in exploring the world's natural wonders. Crack this book open and watch geology sparkle.
Noted herbalist Matthew Wood brings twenty-five years of clinical experience to this comprehensive book on medicinal plants. The first in a two-volume set, The Earthwise Herbal profiles Old World plants (volume two will treat American plants). Organized alphabetically, the book encompasses all of the major--and many of the secondary--herbs of traditional and modern Western herbalism. Author Wood describes characteristic symptoms and conditions in which each plant has proved useful in the clinic, often illustrated with appropriate case histories. In addition, he takes a historical view based on his extensive study of ancient and traditional herbal literature. Written in an easy, engaging, non-technical style, The Earthwise Herbal offers insight into the "logic" of the plant: how it works, in what areas of the body it works, how it has been used in the past, what its pharmacological constituents indicate about its use, and how all these different factors hang together to produce a portrait of the plant as a whole entity. Ideal for beginners, serious students, or advanced practitioners, The Earthwise Herbal is also useful for homeopaths and flower essence practitioners as it bridges these fields in its treatment of herbal medicines.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Africa is the last frontier in a starving and overpopulated world. A world gone dry. A world of horror where literacy and thought are for machines only. Africa is the last hope for Knowle Noland. He has escaped the farms, wrecked a ship, and fled the System, only to encounter Peter Mercater, an old oppressor with new ideas ... and Justine ... a complex and mysterious femme fatale who equates annihilation with salvation.
Got the other twelve witches all chasing me. I'll be back for her when I've shook them off. It may take years. Her name is Earwig. Earwig has been at the orphanage ever since she was a baby. That's just how she likes it. She has her best friend, Custard, and everyone always does exactly what Earwig wants. She never wants to leave, so she makes sure no one ever picks her. Then a very strange couple comes to the orphanage. They try to make themselves look ordinary. But Earwig knows they are not, not in the least. And they choose her, out of all the other children. Earwig could be in for quite an unpleasant surprise. But so could the very strange couple.
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