Earth Abides

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ISBN: 9781473214330
Release Date: 2015-06-30
Number of pages: 320
Author: George.R. Stewart
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Earth Abides in PDF and EPUB In this profound ecological fable, a mysterious plague has destroyed the vast majority of the human race. Isherwood Williams, one of the few survivors, returns from a wilderness field trip to discover that civilization has vanished during his absence. Eventually he returns to San Francisco and encounters a female survivor who becomes his wife. Around them and their children a small community develops, living like their pioneer ancestors, but rebuilding civilization is beyond their resources, and gradually they return to a simpler way of life.


Earth Abides

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ISBN: 9780899683706
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Number of pages:
Author: George R. Stewart
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Earth Abides

Filename: earth-abides.pdf
ISBN: 9780547593708
Release Date: 1976-01-01
Number of pages: 368
Author: George R. Stewart
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Earth Abides in PDF and EPUB The cabin had always been a special retreat for Isherwood Williams, a haven from the demands of society. But one day while hiking, Ish was bitten by a rattlesnake, and the solitude he had so desired took on dire new significance. He was sick for days — although, somehow, he never doubted that he'd live through the ordeal. Often delirious, he did awake at one point to find two strangers peering in at him from the cabin door. Yet oddly, instead of offering help, the two ran off as if terrified. Not long after that, the coughing began. Ish suffered chills followed by fever, and a measles-like rash that had nothing to do with snake bite broke out on his skin. He was one of the few people in the world to live through that peculiar malady, but he didn't know it then. Ish headed home when he finally felt himself again—and noticed the strangeness almost immediately. No cars passed him on the road; the gas station not far from his cabin had an air of abandonment; and he was shocked to see the body of a man lying by the roadside near a small town. Without a radio or phone, Ish had no idea of humanity's abrupt demise. He had escaped death, yet could not escape the awesomeness of the catastrophe—and, with an eerie detachment, he found himself curious as to how long it would be before all traces of man's civilization faded from the Earth. At the same time, he couldn't help wondering whether others had survived, and whether even a handful of human beings would


In The Earth Abides The Flame

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ISBN: 9780730444961
Release Date: 2010-02-01
Number of pages: 672
Author: Russell Kirkpatrick
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

Download and read online In The Earth Abides The Flame in PDF and EPUB A light to defy darkness . Battered and bruised, suffering grievous loss, the Company enters the great city of Instruere. they have to warn the Council of Faltha of the Destroyer's threat, and have no idea of the depth of treachery that awaits them. Bhrudwo's tentacles go far deeper into Faltha than any of the Company realises . they find Instruere to be a city divided against itself, and the Watchers are nowhere to be found. then the arrival of a disturbing stranger ignites the political and religious tensions in the city beyond control. Only one thing could unite a land wracked with such mistrust. But can it be found? Or is the Jugom Ark merely a legend? 'Rivals the Lord of the Rings with its sense of scale and grandeur' - Ian Brodie, author of the Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook


The Earth Abides Forever

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ISBN: 1530792614
Release Date: 2016-05-29
Number of pages: 412
Author: Ken Waxlax
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Download and read online The Earth Abides Forever in PDF and EPUB Ninety-five thousand acres of prime timberland and three mills are the Jensen family's crown jewels. In three generations of ownership, the value has multiplied to over a billion dollars. Nick Jensen is a college graduate and in training to take over, when a wild party turns tragic with a young woman left in a coma, Nick's father dead, and the family business inherited by Isabella Jensen, Nick's mother and an environmentalist. Their inevitable clash leads to dividing the business, but Nick borrows from the wrong people and finds himself in a squeeze from which escape seems unlikely. When the Spotted Owl is listed as Endangered, chaos ensues. Starting in Eugene, Oregon and spreading to the beaches, mountains, forests, and cities here and abroad, the Jensens struggle with dangerous enemies and valiant dreams. A thrill ride from beginning to end.


The Life and Truth of George R Stewart

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ISBN: 9780786490530
Release Date: 2012-09-07
Number of pages: 246
Author: Donald M. Scott
Publisher: McFarland

Download and read online The Life and Truth of George R Stewart in PDF and EPUB Best known for his 1949 post-apocalyptic thriller Earth Abides, George R. Stewart (1895-1980) spent a lifetime wandering the American landscape and writing books about its geography and history. An English professor at the University of California at Berkeley, the exceptional scholar-author penned some of the most remarkable literary works of the 20th century, inventing several types of books along the way--including the road-geography book, micro-history, place-name history, ecological history, and the ecological novel. By weaving human and natural sciences and history into his books Stewart


The World Without Us

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ISBN: 9781448133475
Release Date: 2012-08-31
Number of pages: 336
Author: Alan Weisman
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online The World Without Us in PDF and EPUB "On the day after humans disappear, nature takes over and immediately begins cleaning house - or houses, that is. Cleans them right off the face of the earth. They all go." What if mankind disappeared right now, forever ... what would happen to the Earth in a week, a year, a millennium? Could the planet's climate ever recover from human activity? How would nature destroy our huge cities and our myriad plastics? And what would our final legacy be? Speaking to experts in fields as diverse as oil production and ecology, and visiting the places that have escaped recent human activity to discover how they have adapted to life without us, Alan Weisman paints an intriguing picture of the future of Earth. Exploring key concerns of our time, this absorbing thought experiment reveals a powerful - and surprising - picture of our planet's future.


Earth Abides

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ISBN: OCLC:492801651
Release Date: 1961
Number of pages: 320
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Earth Abides

Filename: earth-abides.pdf
ISBN: OCLC:492801651
Release Date: 1961
Number of pages: 320
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Gone South

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ISBN: 9781453231579
Release Date: 2011-10-18
Number of pages: 412
Author: Robert R. McCammon
Publisher: Open Road Media

Download and read online Gone South in PDF and EPUB A veteran’s moment of rage leads to a chase through the bayou in this tale of “jackhammer suspense” by the New York Times–bestselling author of Swan Song (Kirkus Reviews). Two decades after he finished serving his country in the jungles of Southeast Asia, Dan Lambert still pays the price. As he hustles for construction work in the heat of a brutal Louisiana summer, Dan tries to ignore the pounding in his head—a constant reminder of the Agent Orange–caused leukemia which will soon end his life. And now the bank wants to repossess his truck. His attempt to reason with the loan officer does not get him far. Dan loses himself in rage, and for a moment is back in the jungle again. When he comes out of his bloodlust, he has shot the banker through the chest. There is nothing to do but run. On his trail are two peculiar bounty hunters: a onetime Siamese twin and a heavyset Elvis impersonator. To save his own life, Dan is going to have to remember why it was worth living in the first place.


Pickett s Charge

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ISBN: 0395597722
Release Date: 1987
Number of pages: 354
Author: George Rippey Stewart
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Pickett s Charge in PDF and EPUB This book covers a critical part of the Battle of Gettysburg.


The Role of Environment in George Stewarts Earth Abides

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ISBN: 9783640387571
Release Date: 2009-07-30
Number of pages: 6
Author: Urs Endhardt
Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Download and read online The Role of Environment in George Stewarts Earth Abides in PDF and EPUB Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject American Studies - Literature, University of Flensburg, language: English, abstract: The theme of nature and ecology is occurring throughout the whole novel. This is why I would like to examine the role of natural environment and surroundings in George Stewart’s novel Earth Abides. Also I would like to find out which part ecology plays and in which way it influences the characters. For this examination I found an appropriate book by Fred Waage which deals exactly with the terms I would like to investigate


The Purple Cloud

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ISBN: 9780141196428
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 295
Author: M. P. Shiel
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online The Purple Cloud in PDF and EPUB Dark, desolate and fantastical, The Purple Cloud was a pioneer in the genre of apocalyptic novels, and the first great science fiction work of the twentieth century. It inspired authors such as H. P. Lovecraft and Stephen King. The Purple Cloud tells the grandly bleak story of Adam Jeffson: the first man to reach the North Pole and the last man left alive on earth. A sweet-smelling, deadly cloud of poisonous gas has devastated the world, and as Jeffson travels the stricken globe in search of human life, he slowly succumbs to madness, and unleashes fire and destruction on his planet. John Sutherland's introduction discusses M. P. Shiel's dissolute life, the originality of his book and its place within the context of 'last man' novels. This edition also includes a chronology, notes and further reading.


Sanctuary

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ISBN: 9780698159389
Release Date: 2014-05-27
Number of pages: 368
Author: G. Michael Hopf
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Sanctuary in PDF and EPUB Book 3 of the New World Series Surviving the attack proved to be more than they could have imagined… Months after a super-EMP attack devastated the United States, the country is now unrecognizable. Major cities are run by gangs, survivors are dying of starvation and the government is falling victim to lawlessness. Those who were prepared for the end find that they weren’t really prepared at all. While some seek vengeance for their losses, others are determined to restore the nation. Gordon, Samantha, Sebastian, Barone, Connor and Pablo are all on different paths, but they are all in search of a home away from chaos. They are all in search of a sanctuary.


Ordeal by Hunger

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ISBN: 9780547525600
Release Date: 2013-09-30
Number of pages: 416
Author: George R. Stewart
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Ordeal by Hunger in PDF and EPUB The tragedy of the Donner party constitutes one of the most amazing stories of the American West. In 1846 eighty-seven people -- men, women, and children -- set out for California, persuaded to attempt a new overland route. After struggling across the desert, losing many oxen, and nearly dying of thirst, they reached the very summit of the Sierras, only to be trapped by blinding snow and bitter storms. Many perished; some survived by resorting to cannibalism; all were subjected to unbearable suffering. Incorporating the diaries of the survivors and other contemporary documents, George Stewart wrote the definitive history of that ill-fated band of pioneers; an astonishing account of what human beings may endure and achieve in the final press of circumstance.