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Alone on the Ice

release date: Jan 28, 2013
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Alone on the Ice
His two companions dead, food and supplies vanished in a crevasse, Douglas Mawson was still one hundred miles from camp. On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp. The dogs were gone. Now Mawson himself plunged through a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss by the sledge harness. A line of poetry gave him the will to haul himself back to the surface. Mawson was sometimes reduced to crawling, and one night he discovered that the soles of his feet had completely detached from the flesh beneath. On February 8, when he staggered back to base, his features unrecognizably skeletal, the first teammate to reach him blurted out, “Which one are you?” This thrilling and almost unbelievable account establishes Mawson in his rightful place as one of the greatest polar explorers and expedition leaders. It is illustrated by a trove of Frank Hurley’s famous Antarctic photographs, many never before published in the United States.

Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration

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Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration
Describes the epic journey undertaken by Douglas Mawson, who suffered starvation, the loss of his team, and a crippling foot injury as he resorted to crawling back to base camp during the Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1913.

The Life of Harris the Actor

release date: Feb 15, 2015
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The Life of Harris the Actor
London, 1686. Harris, a dying actor, sits with the friend who will write his life: a tale of debt, jealousy and womanizing, of service to the Duke he hates. He tells how England was gripped by fear of a religious plot to kill the King and replace him with his Catholic brother the Duke. There is a still darker plot Harris must tell before he dies. But can he trust his friend to write the true Life of Harris the Actor? Best-selling author R.J. Ellory says: Utterly mesmeric, brilliantly-crafted, a rare and perfect gem of a book. Roberts has created not only a genuinely compelling protagonist, but an entirely authentic world. I really cannot recommend this highly enough.

A History of England

release date: Sep 25, 2013
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A History of England
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Explores the key events and themes of English history This two-volume narrative of English history draws on the most up-to-date primary and secondary research, encouraging students to interpret the full range of England’s social, economic, cultural, and political past. A History of England, Volume 1 (Prehistory to 1714), focuses on the most important developments in the history of England through the early 18th century. Topics include the Viking and Norman conquests of the 11th century, the creation of the monarchy, the Reformation, and the Glorious Revolution of 1688.

Global Warming, Politics, and the Media

release date: Feb 05, 2013
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Global Warming, Politics, and the Media
On September 21, 2011, David Roberts participated in The National Climate Seminar, a series of webinars sponsored by Bard College’s Center for Environmental Policy. The online seminars provide a forum for leading scientists, writers, and other experts to talk about critical issues regarding climate change. The series also opens a public conversation, inviting participants to ask questions and contribute their own thoughts. Roberts is a Senior Staff Writer at Grist, one of the web’s most popular sites for environmental news and commentary, so he is distinctively qualified to discuss the relationship between global warming, politics, and the media. In his lecture, Roberts argued that environmentalists’ traditional criticism of climate change coverage—namely that journalists describe global warming as a debatable theory rather than as fact—is no longer the issue. Most media accept the reality of climate change—but it is treated as a specialty issue, rather than as a phenomenon that affects myriad aspects of life. The seminar focused on how to change that perception—how to make climate a backdrop to the political debates that affect real change. This E-ssentialis an edited version of Roberts’ talk and the subsequent question and answer session. While some material has been cut and some language modified for clarity, the intention was to retain the substance of the original discussion.

Paternalism in Early Victorian England

release date: Jul 01, 2016
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Paternalism in Early Victorian England
First published in 1979. This book studies the social outlook which historians today call paternalism. It was an ideology which informed social attitudes at all levels of society and expressed itself in countless ways. In this work, David Roberts provides a comprehensive examination of the revival, amplification, and transformation of the ideals of paternalism as a social remedy in the Early Victorian Period. This title will be of interest to students of history.

Images de l'Orient

release date: Jan 01, 2007
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Escape Routes

release date: Aug 01, 1998
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Escape Routes
A collection of the author's favorite twenty adventure stories from the last eleven years

Cattle Breeds and Origin

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The Dumpster Diver

release date: Jan 01, 2007
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The Dumpster Diver
Once a month--every week in the summer--Steve the electrician dons special gear and, with the help of youngsters who live in his building, dives into a dumpster seeking useful objects that they can transform into imaginative new ones.
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