The World Beneath A Novel

The World Beneath  A Novel

“Sheriff?” “You find Lem, send him down to Ernie's. Tell him one scoop vanilla, one scoop chocolate. No nuts. Have him run it out to the house.” There was another pause. Martin imagined the woman writing. She THE WORLD BENEATH 19.

Author: Aaron Gwyn

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393071559

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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A mesmerizing literary novel that begins when a boy goes missing—and winds into an obsessive hunt with murderous results. One cold November morning in Perser, Oklahoma, Sheriff Jerry Martin receives a disturbing call: a local fifteen-year-old has disappeared. The boy, J.T., who is half Mexican, half Chickasaw and has been raised by his grandmother, is known for starting trouble. Sheriff Martin sets out on a fevered search, determined to find J.T., even as the hunt reopens wounds from a traumatic event in his past. In a seemingly parallel but ultimately intersecting story, Hickson Crider, a veteran of the first Iraq war, discovers a mysterious crevice, perfectly round and seemingly bottomless, in his backyard. The hole becomes Hickson’s obsession—and an ominous clue in Sheriff Martin’s investigation.Aaron Gwyn’s perceptive, quietly beautiful prose is “reminiscent of Flannery O’Connor” (Kirkus Reviews), engaging us in a tale that is both savage and burning with heart, about the after effects of war, violence, faith, and random acts of devotion.
Categories: Fiction

The World Beneath Their Feet

The World Beneath Their Feet

... Five Miles High: The Story of an Attack on the Second-Highest Mountain in the World by the Members of the American Karakoram Expedition (1939); Robert H. Bates, The Love of Mountains Is Best: Climbs and Travels from K2 to Kathmandu ...

Author: Scott Ellsworth

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473649637

Category: History

Page: 416

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Longlisted for the 2020 William Hill Sports Book of the Year 'A gripping history' THE ECONOMIST 'The World Beneath Their Feet contains plenty of rollicking stories' THE TIMES 'Gripping' THE SUNDAY TIMES 'So far as adventure stories go, this book is tops.' Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump '[Ellsworth] recasts the era as a great Himalayan race...[and] it works brilliantly...his account of the 1953 ascent of Everest...feels unusually fresh' THE SUNDAY TIMES 'Like if Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air met Lauren Hillenbrand's Unbroken ... an inviting and engrossing read' SPORTS ILLUSTRATED One of the most compelling international dramas of the 20th century and an unforgettable saga of survival, technological innovation, and breathtaking human physical achievement-all set against the backdrop of a world headed toward war. While tension steadily rose between European powers in the 1930s, a different kind of battle was raging across the Himalayas. Contingents from Great Britain, Nazi Germany, and the United States had set up rival camps at the base of the mountains, all hoping to become recognized as the fastest, strongest, and bravest climbers in the world. Carried on across nearly the entire sweep of the Himalayas, this contest involved not only the greatest mountain climbers of the era, but statesmen and millionaires, world-class athletes and bona fide eccentrics, scientists and generals, obscure villagers and national heroes. Centered in the 1930s, with one brief, shining postwar coda, the contest was a struggle between hidebound traditionalists and unknown innovators, one that featured new techniques and equipment, unbelievable courage and physical achievement, and unparalleled valor. And death. One Himalayan peak alone, Nanga Parbat in Kashmir, claimed twenty-five lives in less than three years. Climbing the Himalayas was the Greatest Generation's moonshot--one shrouded in the onset of war, interrupted by it, and then fully accomplished. A gritty, fascinating history that promises to enrapture fans of Hampton Side, Jon Krakauer, and Laura Hillenbrand, The World Beneath Their Feet brings this forgotten story back to life.
Categories: History

World Beneath Ice

World Beneath Ice

It saved the world from horrible invasion. It would be preposterous to accuse the Amazon of being the cause of our troubles.” The food controller gave a grim smile. “That's a matter of opinion, doctor. As a scientist you probably admire ...

Author: John Russell Fearn

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434447517

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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The sun is dying. Astronomers can see that the Earth will soon become a frozen planet. All life will vanish from the surface, and the sea and air will freeze, as the light of the sun dwindles to that of a full moon. Mankind is forced to retreat underground, there to try surviving in vast underground habitats--trapped in a World Beneath Ice. Only one person on Earth has the scientific knowledge to rekindle the sun--the incredible Golden Amazon, a woman changed by surgery and genetic engineering into a superwoman. But she's been missing for eighteen months, lost in space.... Is this the end of humankind? Book One in The Golden Amazon Saga, a fantastic new SF adventure series wrenched from the pages of the pulps.
Categories: Fiction

The Sea Volume 3 the Earth Beneath the Sea History

The Sea  Volume 3  the Earth Beneath the Sea History

PREFACE Oceanography has surged forward as a subject for research during the past twenty years , and great progress has been made in our understanding of the structure of the water - masses , of the crust of the earth beneath the oceans ...

Author: M. N. Hill

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674017307

Category: Science

Page: 988

View: 600

Categories: Science

The World Beneath

The World Beneath

Originally published: London: Walker Books, 2014.

Author: Janice Warman

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 9780763678562

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 177

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Originally published: London: Walker Books, 2014.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

A World Beneath the Sands

A World Beneath the Sands

Wonderful characters ' Fascinating THE ECONOMIST SUNDAY TIMES A TOBY WILKINSON WORLD BENEATH THE SANDS Adventurers and Archaeologists in the Golden Age of Egyptology 300 ' Full of drama ' ' Elegantly written GUARDIAN BBC HISTORY A WORLD ...

Author: Toby Wilkinson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509858712

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

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'It is a story full of drama, with the Nile, the pyramids and the Valley of the Kings as backdrop. That A World Beneath the Sands is also a subtle and stimulating study of the paradoxes of 19th-century colonialism is a bonus indeed.' – Tom Holland, Guardian What could be more exciting, more exotic or more intrepid than digging in the sands of Egypt in the hope of discovering golden treasures from the age of the pharaohs? Our fascination with ancient Egypt goes back to the ancient Greeks. But the heyday of Egyptology was undoubtedly the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This golden age of scholarship and adventure is neatly book-ended by two epoch-making events: Champollion's decipherment of hieroglyphics in 1822 and the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon a hundred years later. In A World Beneath the Sands, the acclaimed Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson tells the riveting stories of the men and women whose obsession with Egypt's ancient civilisation drove them to uncover its secrets. Champollion, Carter and Carnarvon are here, but so too are their lesser-known contemporaries, such as the Prussian scholar Karl Richard Lepsius, the Frenchman Auguste Mariette and the British aristocrat Lucie Duff-Gordon. Their work – and those of others like them – helped to enrich and transform our understanding of the Nile Valley and its people, and left a lasting impression on Egypt, too. Travellers and treasure-hunters, ethnographers and epigraphers, antiquarians and archaeologists: whatever their motives, whatever their methods, all understood that in pursuing Egyptology they were part of a greater endeavour – to reveal a lost world, buried for centuries beneath the sands.
Categories: Social Science

Weird Wild Amazing Water Exploring the Incredible World Beneath the Waves

Weird  Wild  Amazing  Water  Exploring the Incredible World Beneath the Waves


Author: Tim Flannery

Publisher: WW Norton

ISBN: 9781324019510

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

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Internationally renowned author and scientist Tim Flannery explores our planet’s rivers and oceans and the extraordinary animals that live in them. Can jellyfish become zombies? Are narwhals unicorns? Can a turtle live in a tree? Tim Flannery has the answers. In this informed and accessible book, he introduces some of the most spectacular and unusual creatures in Earth’s waters with in-depth and often bizarre facts. Flannery ties together concepts of climate change, evolution, conservation, and taxonomy throughout each animal’s profile, firmly connecting it to its environment while sparking wonder at its role in the natural world. Packed with vibrant illustrations and guided by real-life anecdotes from one of our greatest science communicators, Weird, Wild, Amazing! Water teaches readers to cherish and delight in our planet’s ecosystems with Tim Flannery’s signature mix of humor and wisdom.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Earth Beneath Our Feet

The Earth Beneath Our Feet

an earth science unit for high - ability learners in grades 3-4 The Earth Beneath Our Feet Kimberley A. Thoresen & Kimberley L. Chandler , Ph.D. A Prufrock Press Book + . The College of William & Mary's Center for Gifted Education 16 ...

Author: Clg Of William And Mary/Ctr Gift Ed

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000489576

Category: Education

Page: 140

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Children are fascinated by rocks. They enjoy digging in the ground and take pleasure in finding rocks of various types. The Earth Beneath Our Feet, an Earth science unit for high-ability third and fourth graders, builds on the excitement that students have by engaging them in hands-on scientific investigations about rocks. Students begin to explore and understand the major components of rocks, the rock cycle, and the important uses of rocks. The unit works to expand the students' content knowledge by including information about weathering and the impact that various natural and man-made processes have on the ground they walk on. Grades 3-4
Categories: Education

The Earth beneath Lynching Trees

The Earth beneath Lynching Trees

THE EARTH BENEATH LYNCHING TREES: 2. CUTTING HIM DOWN Pushing through the enraged and jittery crowd, She screamed, “My boy! My son!” They respectfully parted to let her pass, Horrified stares quite helpless now. Looking up, she stopped, ...

Author: Thomas Ronald Vaughan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666756777

Category: Poetry

Page: 101

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Life in the fallen world is tragic, and it devolves to writers to artfully identify and name the trans-tragic, which includes love, joy, faith, hope, and courage. This challenge is real enough and rare in its successful achievement. Poems here address many of these themes, paying special attention to aspects of Southern history, culture, and tradition. They praise what is excellent while denouncing and rejecting prejudice, cruelty, and injustice in all history. The book catalogs “the good and the evil” and envisions an ultimate positive outcome for all peoples built on the foundation of faith in a Higher Power.
Categories: Poetry