♥ Book Title : Expedition to Earth
☯ Full Synopsis : "Short stories from the science fiction master—including the tale that inspired 2001: A Space Odyssey. These stories present a brilliant showcase of Arthur C. Clarke’s many-layered approach to the moral dilemmas of scientific advancement—from the thrilling and brutal “Breaking Strain” to the more poetic and thoughtful “Second Dawn.” Also included is “The Sentinel”—the basis for the classic Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey. This outstanding collection reminds us that the author of Childhood’s End was not only a giant in the world of science fiction, a recipient of multiple Nebula and Hugo Awards, and an incomparable storyteller, but also a “skilled literary artist” (Hartford Courant). “I do not know of any short story that has moved me more than Arthur C. Clarke’s ‘If I Forget Thee, Oh Earth.’” —The Christian Science Monitor"Article| Arthur C. Clarke| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Expedition to Earth
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| Arthur Charles Clarke| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : To the Ends of the Earth
☯ Full Synopsis : "Account of the Transglobe Expedition, 1979-1982, led by Ranulph Fiennes. This was the first expedition to circumnavigate the earth via both poles."Article| Sir Ranulph Fiennes| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Measure of the Earth
☯ Full Synopsis : "In the early eighteenth century, at the peak of the Enlightenment, an unlikely team of European scientists and naval officers set out on the world’s first international, cooperative scientific expedition. Intent on making precise astronomical measurements at the Equator, they were poised to resolve one of mankind’s oldest mysteries: the true shape of the Earth. In Measure of the Earth, award-winning science writer Larrie D. Ferreiro tells the full story of the Geodesic Mission to the Equator for the very first time. It was an age when Europe was torn between two competing conceptions of the world: the followers of René Descartes argued that the Earth was elongated at the poles, even as Isaac Newton contended that it was flattened. A nation that could accurately determine the planet’s shape could securely navigate its oceans, giving it great military and imperial advantages. Recognizing this, France and Spain organized a joint expedition to colonial Peru, Spain’s wealthiest kingdom. Armed with the most advanced surveying and astronomical equipment, they would measure a degree of latitude at the Equator, which when compared with other measurements would reveal the shape of the world. But what seemed to be a straightforward scientific exercise was almost immediately marred by a series of unforeseen catastrophes, as the voyagers found their mission threatened by treacherous terrain, a deeply suspicious populace, and their own hubris. A thrilling tale of adventure, political history, and scientific discovery, Measure of the Earth recounts the greatest scientific expedition of the Enlightenment through the eyes of the men who completed it—pioneers who overcame tremendous adversity to traverse the towering Andes Mountains in order to discern the Earth’s shape. In the process they also opened the eyes of Europe to the richness of South America and paved the way for scientific cooperation on a global scale."Article| Larrie D. Ferreiro| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Space Expedition Saves Earth
☯ Full Synopsis : "This is fifth in the series of science fiction book by the author. The previous space expeditions were successful and Vijay and Vishal plan more to distant planets."Article| Dr Jayant V Telang| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Dark Waters (the Expedition Trilogy, Book 1)
☯ Full Synopsis : "“This is a delightful and funny adventure ... It is also lonely, dangerous and frightening.”—THE LONDON TIMES He survived a terrifying crocodile attack off Australia’s Queensland coast, blood poisoning in the middle of the Pacific, malaria in Indonesia and China, and acute mountain sickness in the Himalayas. He was hit by a car and left for dead with two broken legs in Colorado, and incarcerated for espionage on the Sudan-Egypt border. The first in a thrilling adventure trilogy, Dark Waters charts one of the longest, most gruelling, yet uplifting and at times irreverently funny journeys in history, circling the world using just the power of the human body, hailed by the London Sunday Times as “The last great first for circumnavigation.” But it was more than just a physical challenge. Prompted by what scientists have dubbed the “perfect storm” as the global population soars to 8.3 billion by 2030, adventurer Jason Lewis used The Expedition to reach out to thousands of schoolchildren, calling attention to our interconnectedness and shared responsibility of an inhabitable Earth for future generations. * * WINNER of the BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AWARD & ERIC HOFFER AWARD * * “Often funny and irreverent, always frank and authentic, Lewis’s first volume of The Expedition series is also marked by the thrills of a first-rate adventure.”—FOREWORD REVIEWS “Skating through Alabama with long hair, duct tape on the nipples, and women’s culottes … What were you thinking?”—JAY LENO, The Tonight Show “A riveting true-life adventure as inspiring as it is thrilling.”—UTNE READER “An extraordinary expedition on an epic scale.”—BEN FOGLE, television presenter and adventurer “Last great first for circumnavigation.”—THE SUNDAY TIMES “Truly a tale for our time. You really smell, taste and breathe this journey in a way that is only possible by travelling more slowly.”—ROYAL SCOTTISH GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY"Article| Jason Lewis| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Imperial Earth
☯ Full Synopsis : "A futuristic tale of intergalactic love and politics from the legendary “colossus of science fiction” and creator of 2001: A Space Odyssey (The New Yorker). In the year 2276, Duncan Makenzie travels from Saturn’s moon, Titan, to Earth as a diplomatic guest at the United States’ Quincentennial. As a member of Titan’s ‘First Family’ descended from the moon’s original settlers five hundred years before, Duncan finds himself welcomed back to Mother Earth and into Washington’s glittering political and social scene. But Duncan isn’t just on Earth for ambassadorial reasons. Haunted by the memory of a woman from Earth he once loved, Duncan is also on a mission to continue his family line . . . despite a devastating genetic defect. A tour-de-force of vivid characterization, futuristic vision, and suspense, Imperial Earth is one of Arthur C. Clarke’s most ambitious and thought-provoking novels. “Clarke at the height of his powers.” —The New York Times"Article| Arthur C. Clarke| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Songs of Distant Earth
☯ Full Synopsis : "Earth refugees threaten a peaceful space settlement in this influential novel from the Golden Age science fiction author of 2001: A Space Odyssey. More than two thousand years in the future, a small human colony thrives on the ocean paradise of Thalassa—sent there centuries ago to continue the human race before Earth’s destruction. Thalassa’s resources are vast—and the human colony has lived a bucolic life there. But their existence is threatened when the spaceship Magellan arrives on their world—carrying one million refugees from Earth, fleeing the dying planet. Reputed to be Arthur C. Clarke’s favorite novel, The Songs of Distant Earth addresses several fascinating scientific questions unresolved in their time—including the question of why so few neutrinos from the sun have been measured on Earth. In addition, Clarke presents an inventive depiction of the use of vacuum energy to power spacecraft—and the technical logistics of space travel near the speed of light. “Clarke’s simple, musical style never falters in this sobering yet far from bleak commentary on humanity’s longing for the stars. Highly recommended.” —Library Journal"Article| Arthur C. Clarke| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Expedition Mars
☯ Full Synopsis : "For those interested in the human conquest of space and exploration of the planets, Martin Turner describers the challenges that will be presented by the next "giant leap" in the human exploration of our Solar System--a return journey to the Red Planet. The author begins by describing how the very latest rocket propulsion and spacecraft technology, and planned developments in nuclear and electric propulsion technologies, are the key factors that will enable a human expedition to Mars. Of particular importance are the challenges of transporting cargo to Mars and in providing necessary life support for the crew, including supply of consumables, such as food, water, air and fuel, for the return journey."Article| Martin J.L. Turner| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Pioneers An Expedition to Mars
☯ Full Synopsis : "It is an adventure story of two young army captains going on expedition to Mars. Their family joins them in adventure. After settling down on Mars they are joined by second team after one year. Then all the problems start .Ultimately there are murders taking place on Mars.They don't rest till they catch the murderer and make their mission safe An interesting narration about Mars."Article| Dr Jayant V Telang| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Sabina's Expedition to Stop the Apocalypse
☯ Full Synopsis : "After many ordeals, Sabina faces her nemesis, Rangda. But will Sabina overcome the evil that she tries to stop? Having stopped Pierre Beaumont's evil scheme, Sabina and Alex are recuperating in Hawaii. Peace doesn't last for long though, as the mysterious Martin Al-Sham re-emerges. Martin's associates kidnap Alex, to force Sabina to help him with a dangerous expedition. Martin reveals that he has found a way to re-energise the Zeto Crystal and that he needs Sabina to fulfil her destiny. Together they travel to Kiribati. First, they must scale an active volcano to re-energise the crystal. Then Sabina must swim down to the Sunken Pyramid of Kiribati, to enter the portal to the Divine Dimension. Eventually, Sabina reaches Rangda. But will she be able to carry out her mission, or will she become the very evil that she tried to stop?"Article| Martin Lundqvist| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Report on the Proceedings of the United States Expedition to Lady Franklin Bay, Grinnell Land
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Article| Adolphus Washington Greely| Statement ..."