The Call Of Earth

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ISBN: 9781405524063
Release Date: 2012-12-20
Number of pages: 304
Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online The Call Of Earth in PDF and EPUB Feeling itself to be failing, the Oversoul realises that it needs the technology of the Lost Earth to achieve its aims. It has already caused Nafai, a teenage boy, to commit murder ... Nafai, his father and his brothers have left Basilica, but the rest of his family remain there, including his mother, the influential Lady Rasa. However, Rasa has other things on her mind, such as the 'friendly' invasion of troops under the leadership of General Vozmuzhalnoy Vozmozhno of Gorayni, who does not believe in any Gods, including the Oversoul - although he may still be its unknowing instrument. More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk


The Memory of Earth and The Call of Earth

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ISBN: 9780765387554
Release Date: 2016-05-03
Number of pages: 672
Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction

Download and read online The Memory of Earth and The Call of Earth in PDF and EPUB The first two volumes of Orson Scott Card's critically acclaimed Homecoming Saga now available together for the first time. The Memory of Earth High above the planet Harmony, the Oversoul watches. Its task, programmed so many millennia ago, is to guard the human settlement on this planet--to protect this fragile remnant of Earth from all threats. To protect them, most of all, from themselves. The Call of Earth As Harmony's Oversoul grows weaker, a great warrior has arisen to challenge its bans. His name is Moozh, and he has won control of an army using forbidden technology. Now he is aiming his soldiers at the city of Basilica, that strong fortress above the Plain. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


The Call of Earth

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ISBN: 0312930372
Release Date: 1993
Number of pages: 304
Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Tor Books

Download and read online The Call of Earth in PDF and EPUB On the planet Harmony, Nafai and his family are brought into conflict with Oversoul--the orbiting space station that controls almost every aspect of life on the planet


The Memory Of Earth

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ISBN: 9781405524056
Release Date: 2012-12-20
Number of pages: 320
Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online The Memory Of Earth in PDF and EPUB The planet called Harmony had been settled by humans nearly forty years before. The colony had been placed under the care of an artificial intelligence, the Oversoul, high in orbit. This master computer had one overriding command: guard the people of Harmony. But now the Oversoul is itself in danger. Soon, within a thousand years, catastrophic war will break out on Harmony unless the Oversoul can be repaired. The master computer has determined that it must be taken back to lost Earth; someone on Harmony must be given back the knowledge of space travel in order to save the planet from destruction. For one family, about to be caught up in an approaching civil war, life will change for ever. More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk


The Call of Earth

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ISBN: UVA:X000917393
Release Date: 1980
Number of pages: 204
Author: Alden Cushing
Publisher:

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Half Earth Our Planet s Fight for Life

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ISBN: 9781631490835
Release Date: 2016-03-07
Number of pages: 256
Author: Edward O. Wilson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online Half Earth Our Planet s Fight for Life in PDF and EPUB Half-Earth proposes an achievable plan to save our imperiled biosphere: devote half the surface of the Earth to nature. In order to stave off the mass extinction of species, including our own, we must move swiftly to preserve the biodiversity of our planet, says Edward O. Wilson in his most impassioned book to date. Half-Earth argues that the situation facing us is too large to be solved piecemeal and proposes a solution commensurate with the magnitude of the problem: dedicate fully half the surface of the Earth to nature. If we are to undertake such an ambitious endeavor, we first must understand just what the biosphere is, why it's essential to our survival, and the manifold threats now facing it. In doing so, Wilson describes how our species, in only a mere blink of geological time, became the architects and rulers of this epoch and outlines the consequences of this that will affect all of life, both ours and the natural world, far into the future. Half-Earth provides an enormously moving and naturalistic portrait of just what is being lost when we clip "twigs and eventually whole braches of life's family tree." In elegiac prose, Wilson documents the many ongoing extinctions that are imminent, paying tribute to creatures great and small, not the least of them the two Sumatran rhinos whom he encounters in captivity. Uniquely, Half-Earth considers not only the large animals and star species of plants but also the millions of invertebrate animals and microorganisms that, despite being overlooked, form the foundations of Earth's ecosystems. In stinging language, he avers that the biosphere does not belong to us and addresses many fallacious notions such as the idea that ongoing extinctions can be balanced out by the introduction of alien species into new ecosystems or that extinct species might be brought back through cloning. This includes a critique of the "anthropocenists," a fashionable collection of revisionist environmentalists who believe that the human species alone can be saved through engineering and technology. Despite the Earth's parlous condition, Wilson is no doomsayer, resigned to fatalism. Defying prevailing conventional wisdom, he suggests that we still have time to put aside half the Earth and identifies actual spots where Earth's biodiversity can still be reclaimed. Suffused with a profound Darwinian understanding of our planet's fragility, Half-Earth reverberates with an urgency like few other books, but it offers an attainable goal that we can strive for on behalf of all life.


The Call of Sedona

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ISBN: 9781935127482
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 222
Author: Ilchi Lee
Publisher: BEST Life Media

Download and read online The Call of Sedona in PDF and EPUB Relates the personal stories and meditations of the Sedona Mago Retreat's founder which offer inspiration for connecting with the natural world.


The Call of the Earth

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Publisher: Editions Publibook

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Call of Fire

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ISBN: 0062422111
Release Date: 2017-08-15
Number of pages: 362
Author: Beth Cato
Publisher: Harper Voyager

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Earthfall

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ISBN: 9781405524001
Release Date: 2012-12-20
Number of pages: 384
Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Earthfall in PDF and EPUB The Oversoul of the colony planet Harmony selected the Wetchik family to carry it back to long-lost Earth. But from the beginning there has been bitter dispute between Nafai and Elemak, Wetchik's youngest son and his oldest. On board the starship Basilica, the children of the tribe will become pawns in the struggle. Two factions are each making secret plans to awaken the children, and themselves, early from the cold-sleep capsules in which they will pass the long decades of the journey. But the Oversoul is truly in control of this journey. And only Nafai, who wears the Cloak of the Starmaster by the Oversoul's command, really understands what this will mean to all their plans for the future. More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk


Earthborn

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ISBN: 9781405524018
Release Date: 2012-12-20
Number of pages: 448
Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Earthborn in PDF and EPUB High above the Earth orbits the starship Basilica. On board the huge vessel is a sleeping woman. Of those who made the journey, Shedemai alone has survived the hundreds of years since the Children of Wetchik returned to Earth. She now wears the Cloak of the Starmaster, and the Oversoul wakes her sometimes to watch over her descendants on the planet below. The population has grown rapidly - there are cities and nations now, whole peoples descended from those who followed Nafai or Elemak. But in all the long years of searching, the Oversoul has not found the thing it sought. It has not found the Keeper of Earth, the central intelligence that alone can repair the Oversoul's damaged programming.


The Call of Everest

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ISBN: 9781426212413
Release Date: 2013-05-14
Number of pages: 275
Author: Conrad Anker
Publisher: National Geographic Books

Download and read online The Call of Everest in PDF and EPUB Gripping and sumptuous, this is the definitive book on the history, mystique, and science of Mount Everest, including how climate change is impacting the world's tallest mountain. In 1963, the American Mount Everest Expedition made mountaineering history. It was the first American venture to successfully scale the legendary peak and the first successful climb up the hazardous West Ridge (a climb so difficult no one has yet repeated it). In 2012, adventurer Conrad Anker led a National Geographic/The North Face team up the mountain to enact a legacy climb. Environmental changes and overcrowding led to challenges and disappointments, but yet the mountain maintains its allure. Now, steely-eyed Anker leads a team of writers in a book designed to celebrate the world's most famous mountain, to look back over the years of climbing triumphs and tragedies, and to spotlight what has changed--and what remains eternal--on Mount Everest. Telltale signs of Everest's current state, never-before-published photography, and cutting-edge science expose the world's tallest peak--its ancient meaning, its ever-present challenges, and its future in a world of disappearing ice. From the Hardcover edition.


Earth Calling

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ISBN: 1583947671
Release Date: 2014
Number of pages: 371
Author: Ellen Gunter
Publisher:

Download and read online Earth Calling in PDF and EPUB A modern guide for today's activists focuses on the reestablishment of human relationships with nature to repair the environment, citing the roles of broken chakras, dependence on oil and GMOs in current environmental disasters. Original.


Overview

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ISBN: 9780399578663
Release Date: 2016-10-25
Number of pages: 288
Author: Benjamin Grant
Publisher: Amphoto Books

Download and read online Overview in PDF and EPUB A stunning and unique collection of satellite images of Earth that offer an unexpected look at humanity, derived from the wildly popular Daily Overview Instagram project. Inspired by the “Overview Effect”—a sensation that astronauts experience when given the opportunity to look down and view the Earth as a whole—the breathtaking, high definition satellite photographs in OVERVIEW offer a new way to look at the landscape that we have shaped. More than 200 images of industry, agriculture, architecture, and nature highlight incredible patterns while also revealing a deeper story about human impact. This extraordinary photographic journey around our planet captures the sense of wonder gained from a new, aerial vantage point and creates a perspective of Earth as it has never been seen before. — Amazon, Best Photography Books of the Year — Smithsonian, Best "Art Meets Science" Books of the Year


Call of the Trees

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ISBN: 0936878134
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 130
Author: Dorothy Maclean
Publisher: Lorian Press

Download and read online Call of the Trees in PDF and EPUB This book speaks to the heart of a living relationship between man and nature. In it Dorothy Maclean chronicles messages from the trees asking for support to accomplish their vital work. It includes several beautiful black and white photos. It includes a forward by St. Barbe Baker.