Ice Station: A Scarecrow Novel 1


Author: Matthew Reilly
Publisher: Pan Australia
ISBN: 0752228188
Category: Fiction
Page: 624
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The breakout edge-of-your-seat bestseller from Australia's favourite novelist BOOK 1 IN THE SCARECROW SERIES "Grabs you like seeing a glock pointed at your head. If you want action--and I mean serious action--then pick up Matt Reilly's Ice Station." Richard Marcinko "Some of the wildest and most sustained battles in an action thrilled in a long time...non-stop action, lots of explosions--and a little bit of conspiracy." Chicago Tribune At a remote ice station in Antarctica, a team of US scientists has found something buried deep within a 100-million-year-old layer of ice. Something made of metal. In a land without boundaries, there are no rules. Every country would kill for this prize. A team of crack United States marines is sent to the station to secure the discovery. Their leader - Lieutenant Shane Schofield, call-sign: SCARECROW. They are a tight unit, tough and fearless. They would follow their leader into hell. They just did... Fans of Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy and Michael Crichton will love Matthew Reilly.

Ice Station


Author: Matthew Reilly
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330515985
Category: Fiction
Page: 704
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At a remote US ice station in Antarctica, a team of scientists has made an amazing discovery. They found something unbelievable buried deep below the surface - trapped inside a layer of ice 400 million years old. Something made of metal...something which shouldn't be there...it's the discovery of a lifetime, a discovery of immeasurable value. And a discovery men will kill for. Led by the enigmatic Lieutenant Shane Schofield, a crack team of US Marines is rushed to the ice station to secure this bizarre discovery for their nation. Meanwhile other countries have developed the same ideas, and are ready to pursue it swiftly and ruthlessly. Fortunately, Schofield's men are a tough unit, all set to follow their leader into hell. They soon discover they just did... 'For lots of lethal violence involving high-tech weaponry. For thrilling escapes from the jaws of death. For cliffhanging suspense on just about every page...Ice Station delivers the action-thriller goods with all the explosive fire power of a machine pistol' West Australian

Antártida: estación polar


Author: Matthew Reilly
Publisher: La Factoría de Ideas
ISBN: 8490182833
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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En una remota estación polar estadounidense en la Antártida, un grupo de científicos ha descubierto un objeto atrapado en el interior de una capa de hielo de cuatrocientos años de antigüedad. Parece ser un artefacto de metal... que no debería estar allí... y por el que mucha gente estaría dispuesta a matar. Un equipo de marines estadounidenses, con el enigmático teniente Shane Schofield a la cabeza, se dirige a la estación polar para proteger tan extraño hallazgo. Sin embargo, otros países quieren apropiarse de él y harán todo lo necesario para conseguirlo. Por fortuna, los hombres de Schofield son soldados experimentados, dispuestos a seguirle hasta el mismísimo infierno... y pronto descubrirán que es allí adonde se dirigen.

Random-Time


Author: M. H. Carter
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1434925277
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Millions of years into the multifold-multiline, multiverse-reality, Irina de Carrallorra, a human, stands at the forefront of leading discoveries in her chosen field, archaeology. The initial findings from a recent curious incident, however, give Irina hints that even all her achievements could mean nothing compared to what this recent event may reveal for all forms of intelligence across time. The event in question involves a metalog recorded by a long-sought intelligent civilization six billion years removed from the present multitime, the oldest known spacefaring civilization whose nature was so obscure that absolutely nothing is known about it except perhaps that it existed-and just vanished without any trace. As Irina and her prodigiously assembled team race for the known origin of the metalog deep in space-time, Irina is convinced that knowing the ultimate fate of the Polarians will determine if the existing Milky Way galaxy federation will go on for eternity or vanish-perhaps self-destruct-along the way.

Área 7


Author: Matthew Reilly
Publisher: La Factoría de Ideas
ISBN: 8498008301
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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En el desierto de Utah, en medio de la nada, se encuentra la base militar más secreta del país: una instalación conocida como Área 7. Y hoy tiene una visita muy especial: el mismísimo presidente de Estados Unidos. Su propósito: inspeccionar, contemplar con sus propios ojos, los secretos que esconde Área 7. Pero en este viaje va a toparse con algo inesperado: tropas hostiles lo aguardan en su interior, y lo que no sabe es que su corazón tiene un transmisor que precipitará la destrucción de la mitad del país si muere. Entre la tripulación del helicóptero presidencial, afortunadamente, se encuentra un joven marine. Es reservado y enigmático. Su nombre es Schofield. Cuentan que es un hombre que se crece ante la adversidad. A juzgar por lo que está a punto de ocurrir, será mejor que así sea…

Scientific Plan for the Proposed Nansen Drift Station


Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Polar Research Board. Committee for the Nansen Drift Station
Publisher: National Academies
ISBN: N.A
Category: Arctic regions
Page: 247
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Multidisciplinary research plan discussed at workshop held 3-5 November 1975.

Air-Ice-Ocean Interaction

Turbulent Ocean Boundary Layer Exchange Processes
Author: Miles McPhee
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387783350
Category: Science
Page: 216
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At a time when the polar regions are undergoing rapid and unprecedented change, understanding exchanges of momentum, heat and salt at the ice-ocean interface is critical for realistically predicting the future state of sea ice. By offering a measurement platform largely unaffected by surface waves, drifting sea ice provides a unique laboratory for studying aspects of geophysical boundary layer flows that are extremely difficult to measure elsewhere. This book draws on both extensive observations and theoretical principles to develop a concise description of the impact of stress, rotation, and buoyancy on the turbulence scales that control exchanges between the atmosphere and underlying ocean when sea ice is present. Several interesting and unique observational data sets are used to illustrate different aspects of ice-ocean interaction ranging from the impact of salt on melting in the Greenland Sea marginal ice zone, to how nonlinearities in the equation of state for seawater affect mixing in the Weddell Sea. The book’s content, developed from a series of lectures, may be appropriate additional material for upper-level undergraduates and first-year graduate students studying the geophysics of sea ice and planetary boundary layers.

Temple


Author: Matthew Reilly
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429908160
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Four centuries ago, a precious idol was hidden in the jungles of Peru. To the Incan people, it is still the ultimate symbol of their spirit. To William race, an American linguist enlisted by the U.S. Army to decipher the clues to its location, it's the ultimate symbol of the apocalypse... Carved from a rare stone not found on Earth, the idol possesses elements more destructive than any nuclear bomb--a virtual planet killer. In the wrong hands it could mean the end of mankind. And whoever possesses the idol, possesses the unfathomable--and cataclysmic--power of the gods... Now, in the foothills of the Andes, Race's team has arrived--but they're not alone. And soon they'll discover that to penetrate the temple of the idol is to break the first rule of survival. Because some treasures are meant to stay buried..and forces are ready to kill to keep it that way...

Field Techniques for Sea-Ice Research


Author: Hajo Eicken,Maya Salganek
Publisher: University of Alaska Press
ISBN: 1602231079
Category: Science
Page: 588
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As much as one-tenth of the world’s oceans are covered with sea ice, or frozen ocean water, at some point during the annual cycle. Sea ice thus plays an important, often defining, role in the natural environment and the global climate system. This book is a global look at the changes in sea ice and the tools and techniques used to measure and record those changes. The first comprehensive research done on sea-ice field techniques, this volume will be indispensable for the study of northern sea ice and a must-have for scientists in the field of climate change research.

El templo


Author: Matthew Reilly
Publisher: La Factoría de Ideas
ISBN: 8490183775
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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En la selva de Perú la contienda del siglo ha comenzado. Se está librando una carrera contra el tiempo para encontrar un legendario ídolo inca que fue tallado en una piedra que, en la actualidad, podría utilizarse para desarrollar un arma aterradora y letal. La única pista para dar con el ídolo se encuentra en un manuscrito escrito por un monje español en el siglo xvi. William Race, un joven y brillante lingüista, es reclutado para interpretar el documento que podría conducir a un equipo militar estadounidense hasta el ídolo.

Library of Congress Subject Headings


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress
Page: N.A
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Ending in Ice

The Revolutionary Idea and Tragic Expedition of Alfred Wegener
Author: Roger M. McCoy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199774951
Category: Science
Page: 208
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An old truism holds that a scientific discovery has three stages: first, people deny it is true; then they deny it is important; finally, they credit the wrong person. Alfred Wegener's "discovery" of continental drift went through each stage with unusual drama. In 1915, when he published his theory that the world's continents had once come together in a single landmass before splitting apart and drifting to their current positions, the world's geologists denied and scorned it. The scientific establishment's rejection of continental drift and plate tectonic theory is a story told often and well. Yet, there is an untold side to Wegener's life: he and his famous father-in-law, Wladimir Köppen (a climatologist whose classification of climates is still in use), became fascinated with climates of the geologic past. In the early 20th century Wegener made four expeditions to the then-uncharted Greenland icecap to gather data about climate variations (Greenland ice-core sampling continues to this day). Ending in Ice is about Wegener's explorations of Greenland, blending the science of ice ages and Wegener's continental drift measurements with the story of Wegener's fatal expedition trying to bring desperately needed food and fuel to workers at the central Greenland ice station of Eismitte in 1930. Arctic exploration books with tragic endings have become all too common, but this book combines Wegener's fatal adventures in Greenland with the relevant science--now more important than ever as global climate change becomes movie-worthy ("The Day After Tomorrow").

Remote Sensing of Sea Ice in the Northern Sea Route

Studies and Applications
Author: Ola M. Johannessen,Vitali Alexandrov,Ivan Ye. Frolov,Stein Sandven,Lasse H. Pettersson,Leonid P. Bobylev,Kjell Kloster,Vladimir G. Smirnov,Yevgeny U. Mironov,Nikolay G. Babich
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540488405
Category: Science
Page: 472
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Remote Sensing of Sea Ice in the Northern Sea Route: Studies and Applications initially provides a history of the Northern Sea Route as an important strategic transport route for supporting the northern regions of Russia and cargo transportation between Europe and the Northern Pacific Basin. The authors then describe sea ice conditions in the Eurasian Arctic Seas and, using microwave satellite data, provide a detailed analysis of difficult sea ice conditions. Remote sensing techniques and the basic principles of SAR image formation are described, as well as the major satellite radar systems used for ice studies in the Arctic. The authors take a good look at the use of sensing equipment in experiments, including the ICE WATCH project used for monitoring the Northern Sea Route. The possibilities of using SAR remote sensing for ice navigation in the Northern Sea Route is also detailed, analysing techniques of automatic image processing and interpretation. A study is provided of regional drifting ice, fast ice and river ice in the coastal areas of the Arctic Seas. The book concludes with a review of the practical experience using SAR images for supporting navigation and offshore industrial activity, based on a series of experiments conducted with the Murmansk Shipping Company on board nuclear icebreakers.

From Agamben to Zizek


Author: Jon Simons
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748686746
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 288
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In these 15 taster essays you will discover the key concepts and critical approaches of the theorists who have had the most significant impact on the humanities since 1990.

Ice Hunt


Author: James Rollins
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409121283
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Trouble stirs beneath the ice...A breathtaking action adventure from the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of MAP OF BONES and THE DOOMSDAY KEY. Buried deep in the polar ice cap, Ice Station Grendel has been abandoned for more than seventy years. The twisted brainchild of the finest minds of the former Soviet Union, it was designed to be inaccessible and virtually invisible. But an American research vessel has inadvertently pulled too close - and something has been sighted moving inside the allegedly deserted facility, something whose survival defies every natural law... And now, as scientists, soldiers, intelligence operatives and unsuspecting civilians are drawn into Grendel's lethal vortex, the most extreme measures possible will be undertaken to protect its dark mysteries - because the terrible truths submerged under the ice could end human life on Earth.

Carbon Cycle in the Russian Arctic Seas


Author: Alexander Vetrov,Evgeny Romankevich,Evgeniĭ Aleksandrovich Romankevich
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540214779
Category: Science
Page: 331
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This study analyzes carbon-cycle conditions controlling the state of the Arctic ecosystem and their seasonal variations. Territory covered includes the Barents, White, Kara, Laptev, East-Siberian and Chukchi Seas, considering inter-correlations between sources of organic carbon, their fluxes, recycling and burial in bottom sediments. All biological communities (phythoplankton, macrophythobenthos, microphythobentos, bacterioplankton, zooplankton and zoobenthos) are taken into account regarding their participation in the carbon cycle.

Antarctic Program


Author: United States. National Committee for the International Geophysical Year
Publisher: National Academies
ISBN: N.A
Category: Antarctica
Page: 58
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Antarctica in Fiction

Imaginative Narratives of the Far South
Author: Elizabeth Leane
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107020824
Category: History
Page: 250
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This first comprehensive exploration of literary responses to Antarctica maps the far south as a space of the imagination.

Scarecrow

A Shane Schofield Thriller
Author: Matthew Reilly
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429908191
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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IT IS THE GREATEST BOUNTY HUNT IN HISTORY FIFTEEN NAMES There are 15 targets, the finest warriors in the world-commandos, spies, terrorists. And they must all be dead by 12 noon, today. The price on their heads: almost $20 million each. ONE HERO Among the names on the target list, one stands out. An enigmatic Marine named Shane Schofield, call-sign: SCARECROW. NO LIMITS And so Schofield is plunged into a headlong race around the world, pursued by a fearsome collection of international bounty hunters-including the 'Black Knight', a notoriously ruthless hunter who seems intent on eliminating only Schofield. The race is on and the pace is frantic as Schofield fights for survival, in the process unveiling a vast international conspiracy and the terrible reason why he cannot, under any circumstances, be allowed to live! He led his men into hell in Ice Station. He protected the President against all odds in Area 7. This time it's different. Because this time Scarecrow is the target. Scarecrow is the third book in the Shane Schofield series. With new exotic locations and weaponry, plus a returning cast of old friends from the battlefield, Scarecrow is set to take the action/adventure world by storm, and leave readers gasping for air. With his trademark style, Matthew Reilly continues to establish himself as one of today's top thriller writers.