Alien Ocean

Anthropological Voyages in Microbial Seas
Author: Stefan Helmreich
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520942608
Category: Social Science
Page: 422
View: 739
Alien Ocean immerses readers in worlds being newly explored by marine biologists, worlds usually out of sight and reach: the deep sea, the microscopic realm, and oceans beyond national boundaries. Working alongside scientists at sea and in labs in Monterey Bay, Hawai'i, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and the Sargasso Sea and at undersea volcanoes in the eastern Pacific, Stefan Helmreich charts how revolutions in genomics, bioinformatics, and remote sensing have pressed marine biologists to see the sea as animated by its smallest inhabitants: marine microbes. Thriving in astonishingly extreme conditions, such microbes have become key figures in scientific and public debates about the origin of life, climate change, biotechnology, and even the possibility of life on other worlds.

Alien Ocean Animals

Author: Rose Colosi
Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books
ISBN: 9781426337062
Category: Science
Page: 32
View: 4579
Are these strange animals the stuff of nightmares or aliens from outer space? Turns out, they're real undersea animals! Find out how deep sea creatures use bizarre and fascinating adaptations to survive in their harsh environments in this Level 3 Reader. Journey through the depths of the ocean into the dark Midnight Zone and discover the mysterious animals that live there. Learn about how their bodies make their own light or adapt to living in low-light areas, how they hunt, what they eat, and how they keep themselves safe from predators. National Geographic Readers' combination of expert-vetted text, along with brilliant images and a fun approach to reading has proved to be a winning formula with kids, parents, and educators. Level 3 text provides accessible, yet wide-ranging, information for fluent readers. Each reader includes text written by an experienced, skilled children's books author, a photo glossary, and interactive features in which kids get to reinforce what they've learned in the book.

National Geographic Reader Alien Ocean Animals (L3)

Author: Rosie Colosi
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426337086
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 2080
Are these strange animals the stuff of nightmares or aliens from outer space? Turns out, they're real undersea animals! Find out how deep sea creatures use bizarre and fascinating adaptations to survive in their harsh environments in this Level 3 Reader. Journey through the depths of the ocean into the dark Midnight Zone and discover the mysterious animals that live there. Learn about how their bodies make their own light or adapt to living in low-light areas, how they hunt, what they eat, and how they keep themselves safe from predators. National Geographic Readers' combination of expert-vetted text, along with brilliant images and a fun approach to reading has proved to be a winning formula with kids, parents, and educators. Level 3 text provides accessible, yet wide-ranging, information for fluent readers. Each reader includes text written by an experienced, skilled children's books author, a photo glossary, and interactive features in which kids get to reinforce what they've learned in the book.

Alien Seas

Oceans in Space
Author: Michael Carroll,Rosaly Lopes
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461474736
Category: Science
Page: 119
View: 7344
Oceans were long thought to exist in all corners of the Solar System, from carbonated seas percolating beneath the clouds of Venus to features on the Moon's surface given names such as "the Bay of Rainbows” and the "Ocean of Storms." With the advent of modern telescopes and spacecraft exploration these ancient concepts of planetary seas have, for the most part, evaporated. But they have been replaced by the reality of something even more exotic. For example, although it is still uncertain whether Mars ever had actual oceans, it now seems that a web of waterways did indeed at one time spread across its surface. The "water" in many places in our Solar System is a poisoned brew mixed with ammonia or methane. Even that found on Jupiter's watery satellite Europa is believed similar to battery acid. Beyond the Galilean satellites may lie even more "alien oceans." Saturn's planet-sized moon Titan seems to be subject to methane or ethane rainfall. This creates methane pools that, in turn, become vast lakes and, perhaps, seasonal oceans. Titan has other seas in a sense, as large shifting areas of sand covering vast plains have been discovered. Mars also has these sand seas, and Venus may as well, along with oceans of frozen lava. Do super-chilled concoctions of ammonia, liquid nitrogen, and water percolate beneath the surfaces of Enceladus and Triton? For now we can only guess at the possibilities. 'Alien Seas' serves up part history, part current research, and part theory as it offers a rich buffet of "seas" on other worlds. It is organized by location and by the material of which various oceans consist, with guest authors penning specific chapters. Each chapter features new original art depicting alien seas, as well as the latest ground-based and spacecraft images. Original diagrams presents details of planetary oceans and related processes.

Hope at Sea

Possible Ecologies in Oceanic Literature
Author: Teresa Shewry
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452945136
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 272
View: 7263
As far back as Thomas More’s Utopia and Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis, the Pacific Ocean has inspired literary creations of promising worlds. Hope at Sea asks how literary writers have more recently conceived the future of ocean living. In doing so, it provides a new perspective on art and imagination in the face of enormous environmental change. Drawing together ecocriticism, theories of hope, and literary analysis, this book explores how literary writers evoke hope in engaging with environmental upheavals that are reshaping life in the Pacific Ocean. Teresa Shewry considers contemporary poetry, short stories, novels, art, and journalistic pieces from Australia, New Zealand, Hawai’i, and other ocean sites, examining their imaginative accounts of present life and future living in places where humans coexist with environmental loss: rivers that no longer reach the sea, dwindling populations of ocean life, the effects of nuclear weapons testing, and more. These works are connected by their views of a future that includes hope. Until now, hope has never been theorized in a direct, sustained way in ecocriticism. Hope at Sea makes an argument for hope as a lens for creative and critical confrontation with environmental disruptions and the resulting sense of loss. It also reflects on the critical approaches that hope as an analytic category opens up for the study of environmental literature. With hope as a critical perspective, Shewry develops a method for reading environmental literature: literary writers create new ways to apprehend existing environmental realities and craft stories about seas, forests, cities, and rivers that could be—not as literal plans but as ways of imagining promising lives in the present world and in the world to come.

Meer der Dunkelheit

Author: James L. Cambias
Publisher: Cross Cult
ISBN: 3864258928
Category: Fiction
Page: 380
View: 4303
Rob Freeman und eine Gruppe Wissenschaftler beobachten auf dem fernen Planeten Ilmatar eine intelligente Spezies blinder Meereskreaturen, die in einem Ozean unter einer einen Kilometer dicken Eisschicht lebt. Keinesfalls dürfen die Kreaturen von ihrer Anwesenheit erfahren. Die terranischen Entdecker haben ein wackliges Abkommen mit den Sholen, ihrem ersten extraterrestrischen Kontakt, geschlossen. Solange die Menschen in dem ilmataranischen Habitat keine Unruhe stiften, dürfen sie ihre Forschungen unbehelligt durchführen. Doch die ganze Mission geht vor die Hunde, als der leichtsinnige Abenteurer Henri Kerlerec entdeckt und von den neugierigen Kreaturen seziert wird. Die Spannungen zwischen Terranern und Sholen eskalieren und es kommt zu einer diplomatischen Katastrophe, die sich zu einem Krieg auszuweiten droht. In den Tiefen des Ozeans prallen fremde Kulturen aufeinander. Beide Seiten werben um die Unterstützung der gerade erst kontaktierten Ilmataraner. Doch was der Kampf für dieses Volk und die Zukunft menschlicher Erkundungen bedeutet, steht längst noch nicht fest.

Solaris [Vídeo-DVD]

Author: Stanislaw Lem
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783548606118
Category: Fiction
Page: 282
View: 3600
Der Planet Solaris ist von einem Ozean bedeckt - einem Ozean, der auf die physikalischen Verhältnisse ebenso Einfluss zu nehmen scheint wie auf die Wissenschaftler, die ihn von der Raumstation aus untersuchen sollen. Der Psychologe Kris Kelvin wird geschickt, um die seltsamen Vorkommnisse zu klären, aber was ihn erwartet, übersteigt jegliche Vorstellungskraft.

Reimagining the nation

Togetherness, belonging and mobility
Author: Sutherland, Claire
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447328477
Category: Political Science
Page: 136
View: 6766
This book develops new ways of thinking beyond the nation as a form of political community by seeking to transcend ethnonational categories of ‘us’ and ‘them’. Drawing on scholarship and cases spanning Pacific Asia and Europe, it steps outside assumptions linking nation to state. Accessible yet theoretically rich, it explores how to think about nationhood beyond narrow binaries and even broader cosmopolitan ideals. Using cutting-edge critical research, it fundamentally challenges the positive connotations of British patriotism and UK politics’ increasingly shrill anti-immigrant discourse, pointing to how these continue to reproduce vocabularies of belonging that are dependent on ethnonational and racialised categorisations. With a cross-continental focus, this book offers alternative ways of thinking about togetherness and belonging that are premised on mobility rather than rootedness, thereby providing a constructive agenda for critical nationalism studies.

Sea Lamprey

Author: Barbara A. Somervill
Publisher: Cherry Lake
ISBN: 1602793891
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 3571
the Sea Lamprey have invades the Great Lakes where they have killed off native species and harmed the fishing industry. Find out hoe they arrived, the problems they cause and other places that are on the lookout for these animals.

Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science

Author: Tom S. Garrison
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305480570
Category: Science
Page: 640
View: 2883
Developed in partnership with the National Geographic Society, market-leading OCEANOGRAPHY: AN INVITATION TO MARINE SCIENCE, 9e equips students with a basic understanding of the scientific questions, complexities, and uncertainties involved in ocean use-as well as the role and importance of the ocean in nurturing and sustaining life on Earth. The Ninth Edition features the work of seasoned author and educator Tom Garrison along with new co-author Robert Ellis, an assistant professor in the Marine Science Department at Orange Coast College who has managed research projects and educational programs throughout the world. Offering an even stronger emphasis on the science process, the new edition includes more How Do We Know? boxes detailing the science behind how oceanographers know what they know. Coverage of climate change has been updated to reflect the latest findings. In addition, Chapter 14 has been renamed Primary Producers and now includes expanded coverage of photosynthetic and chemosynthetic producers to help students understand the big picture in marine biology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Der Krake, das Meer und die tiefen Ursprünge des Bewusstseins

Author: Peter Godfrey-Smith
Publisher: Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3957577411
Category: Science
Page: 304
View: 5464
Die Begegnung mit Kraken in den Tiefen des Meeres wird zum Ausgangspunkt dieser faszinierend erzählten Evolutionsgeschichte des Bewusstseins, die sich unabhängig voneinander zweimal ereignete: Kraken und Wirbeltiere haben gemeinsame Vorfahren, und doch entwickelte sich ihre Intelligenz völlig unabhängig voneinander. Godfrey-Smith geht der Frage nach, wie Oktopusse so intelligent werden konnten, und welcher Art ihre Intelligenz ist, die nicht in einem zentralen Gehirn steckt, sondern in ihren Tentakeln. In der Begegnung mit ihnen finden wir mehr über uns selbst heraus - und wenn es einen ganz anderen, einen "außerirdischen" Geist gibt, dem wir begegnen können, dann finden wir ihn in den Oktopussen. "Peter Godfrey-Smiths Buch bringt uns das Bewusstsein der Cephalodien und die Geschichte unseres eigenen Bewusstseins näher, Tentakel für Tentakel." - Sloane Crosley, Vanity Fair "Wenn das Philosophie ist, dann funktioniert es überaus gut: Peter Godfrey-Smith ist nie dogmatisch, aber erschreckend scharfsinnig." - Carl Safina, The New York Times Book Review

The Infinite Sea

Book 3 of The Chaos Chronicles
Author: Jeffrey A. Carver
Publisher: Starstream Publications / Book View Cafe
ISBN: 1611384648
Category: Fiction
Page: 379
View: 7897
Beneath an alien sea! Flung to an alien ocean world, John Bandicut and his companions find themselves plunged into the deep-sea realm of the Neri. What will they find in the Neri’s failing undersea city, or in the terrifying object of the deep abyss? Book 3 of The Chaos Chronicles continues the hard-SF saga inspired by chaos theory–with an all-new Afterword by the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity’s End. Print publication by Tor Books. REVIEWS: “Another splendid adventure, with intriguing puzzles, first-rate problem-solving, and an impressive array of alien characters, motives, and methods.” —Kirkus Reviews “An absolutely terrific book. Carver is heir apparent to Larry Niven as the king of hard SF: his stories revolve around ideas that are every bit as big as Niven’s, and his aliens are every bit as fascinating. Chaos theory says outcomes are unpredictable, but here’s one that’s a sure thing: if you start reading The Infinite Sea, you won’t be able to put it down until the very last page.” —Robert J. Sawyer Carver scores again. Gives us mystery, high adventure, and the sense of wonder in the grand old tradition. —Jack McDevitt, author of Seeker and Chindi

Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea

Author: Adam Roberts
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575134445
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 1297
It is 1958 and France's first nuclear submarine, Plongeur, leaves port for the first of its sea trials. On board, gathered together for the first time, one of the Navy's most experienced captains and a tiny skeleton crew of sailors, engineers and scientists. The Plongeur makes her first dive and goes down, and down and down... Out of control, the submarine plummets to a depth where the pressure will crush her hull, killing everyone on board, and beyond. The pressure builds, the hull protests, the crew prepare for death, the boat reaches the bottom of the sea and finds... nothing. Her final dive continues, the pressure begins to relent, but the depth gauge is useless. They have gone miles down. Hundreds of miles, thousands... And so it goes on. And on board the crew succumb to madness, betrayal, religious mania and murder. Has the Plongeur left the limits of our world and gone elsewhere? Contains 33 full-page pen and ink illustrations by acclaimed artist Mahendra Singh, who previously illustrated an edition of THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK. Adam Roberts and Mahendra Singh have revisited Jules Verne's classic SF novel, and together they have come up with a unique vision.

Europa – The Ocean Moon

Search For An Alien Biosphere
Author: Richard Greenberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540270531
Category: Science
Page: 380
View: 7674
This story of the Galileo spacecraft probe to Jupiter`s moon provides a unique understanding of the Galileo images of Europa, and examines in detail the physical setting that might sustain extra-terrestrial life in Europa's ocean and icy crust.


In the Shadows of Evil
Author: A. A. Nowlin
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1480902071
Category: Fiction
Page: 72
View: 945
LYRALITES by A. A. Nowlin A. A. Nowlin's LYRALITES: In the Shadows of Evil is a flight of fantasy to a world of unknowns...a world where the two groups of inhabitants--the Lyralites and the Levors--live as mortal enemies and continue the age old saga of 'good versus evil.' While quite similar in appearance, the Lyralites are an amphibious group of cave dwellers living in the waters of Talia; and the Levors cannot exist in the ocean, but live on the land and can fly through the air. This struggle all takes place on a mysterious planet called Dasara, which can only be imagined in the evening sky from Earth. In the year 2025, a group of travelers in a resupply spaceship from Earth are diverted to Dasara where the ship crash lands after a collision with an asteroid. Strange things begin to happen, as the Earth crew learns the secrets of Dasara and the real reason for their 'accidental' landing on this planet. This fantasy presents a fascinating parallel between the storyline and the reality of life, leaving the readers to draw their own conclusions. About the Author A. A. Nowlin was born in Africa to Portuguese parents and immigrated to America in the 1960s, where she lived in Connecticut until her graduation from Cathedral Girls High School. She spent several years on the glorious tropical islands of Hawaii, before moving to Florida where she raised two wonderful sons and met her soul mate, a US Naval veteran.In addition to writing, her interests include cooking, especially traditional Portuguese dishes; and gardening, where she can enjoy the beautiful creations with which God has blessed us.

Drifting on Alien Winds

Exploring the Skies and Weather of Other Worlds
Author: Michael Carroll
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441969170
Category: Science
Page: 238
View: 5694
Ever since the Montgolfier's hot air balloon carried a chicken, a goat, and a duck into the Parisian skies, scientists have dreamed of contraptions to explore the atmosphere. With the advent of the space age, new airborne inventions were needed. From the Soviet Venus balloons to the advanced studies of blimps and airplanes for the atmospheres of Mars and Titan, Drifting on Alien Winds surveys the many creative and often wacky ideas for exploring alien skies. Through historical photographs and stunning original paintings by the author, readers also explore the weather on planets and moons, from the simmering acid-laden winds of Venus to liquid methane-soaked skies of Titan.

The Ocean

A Novel
Author: James Hanley
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504005694
Category: Fiction
Page: 151
View: 2381
Five shipwrecked passengers fight panic, thirst, and the sea itself One minute, sailor Joseph Curtain is in his bunk. The next, he is submerged in the ocean. A German torpedo has struck the Aurora, and she is sinking fast. Curtain makes his way to a lifeboat and guides the survivors aboard. There are only six of them, and when the submarine’s machine gun rakes the side of their boat, the number dwindles to five. Alongside Curtain are three men of various character and an elderly chaplain who is too sick to speak. Hope is slim, but Curtain will do what he must to survive. He organizes the party into watches, rationing their food and enforcing strict discipline. But as their time in the boat stretches on, Curtain realizes that this tiny craft and its flagging crew are hardly a match for the power of the ocean.


Our Continuing Frontier : a Study Guide for Courses by Newspaper
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Marine biology
Page: 93
View: 453

The Witling

Author: Vernor Vinge
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1429924896
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
View: 8911
This second novel by multiple award-winner Vernor Vinge, from 1976, is a fast-paced adventure where galactic policies collide and different cultures clash as two scientists and their faith in technology are pitted against an elusive race of telekinetic beings. Marooned on a distant world and slowly dying of food poisoning, two anthropologists are caught between warring alien factions engaged in a battle that will affect the future of the world's inhabitants and their deadly telekinetic powers. If the anthropologists can't help resolve the conflict between the feuding alien factions, no one will survive. This edition features sixteen full-page illustrations by Doug Beekman. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Elemental Crossing

Author: N.A
Publisher: Eternal Press
ISBN: 1897559348
Page: N.A
View: 1114