Autore: Steve Alten
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 0765388022
Grandezza: 72,29 MB
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East Antarctica: The coldest, most desolate location on Earth. Two-and-a-half miles below the ice cap is Vostok, a six thousand square mile liquid lake, over a thousand feet deep, left untouched for more than fifteen million years. Now, marine biologist Zachary Wallace and two other scientists aboard a submersible tethered to a laser will journey 13,000 feet beneath the ice into this unexplored realm to discover Mesozoic life forms long believed extinct--and an object of immense power responsible for the evolution of modern man. In this sequel to The Loch and prequel to MEG: Nightstalkers, New York Times bestselling author Steve Alten offers readers a crossover novel that combines characters from two of his most popular series.

The Antarctic Subglacial Lake Vostok

Autore: Igor A. Zotikov
Editore: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540377239
Grandezza: 72,80 MB
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The first book on the subject, this monograph examines the phenomenon of a huge sealed, freshwater lake, isolated from the rest of the world by kilometers' thick ice. The existence of melting ice at the bottom of the huge Vostok Lake has served as a model and inspired the team planning the Galileo space craft to gather data on the ice sheet of the Jupiterian moon Europa. The book provides interpretation of, and calculations for, stimulating factors for possible melting and a huge lake's existence at the bottom of the Martian ice sheets.

Antarctica Ediz Inglese

Autore: Jeff Rubin
Editore: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1741045495
Grandezza: 56,49 MB
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Offers information about travel to Antarctica, describes gateway locations, and discusses wildlife, historic and scientific sites, and environmental concerns.

Destination Vostok

Autore: Briar Lee Mitchell
Editore: Permuted Press
ISBN: 1618684310
Grandezza: 41,13 MB
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Ever since she was a young girl, Samantha Bloodworth had been fascinated by the exploits of the explorers who conquered the South Pole. After the death of her parents, she went to live with her Grandmama Lu, who taught Sam to believe in herself. Sam becomes a journalist and enjoys a career that allows her to report on the scientific achievements of the day. One day her magazine, the Digital Science Times, offers her an extraordinary adventure–one she is not sure she has the courage to take–to journey to Antarctica and report on the research being done there by a group of scientists at the coldest place on the planet. Vostok. Vostok sits atop an extraordinary geologic feature. Three thousand feet below the ice is a subterranean fresh water lake. The team assembled at Vostok are drilling into the lake, which has not been exposed to the earth’s atmosphere for millions of years. Their goal is to test the drilling equipment and protect the water in the lake from any contamination. Sam travels to Vostok with the help of the Air Force and Navy. During her travels she meets two extraordinary pilots named Malcom Dupcheck, (Navy), and Gevin Scott, (Air Force). Sam develops feelings for Gevin who unfortunately must spend most of his time in New Zealand while he waits for weather to clear. At Vostok an explosion causes the underground command station to collapse, trapping the scientists 3,000 feet under the ice. Sam had been higher up in the command station filing a story with her magazine using a very high tech little robot named PEDRO who is actually a robonaut – a unique type of robot designed for use in outer space and the rigors of Antarctica. PEDRO can only save the scientists using the station’s computer system which was fried during the volcanic activity. Now Sam and PEDRO must first try to reach the surface, then walk across Antarctica until they can get to a location where PEDRO can find an uplink and call for help. Malcolm Dupcheck flies to Vostok and discovers the base in ruin. Soon he and his crew are stranded. Dupcheck and his copilot Weasel set off on foot, following the path left by Sam and PEDRO through the snow. Malcolm and Weasel are lost in the storm trying to locate Sam. Together they must survive all the errors than Antarctica can throw at them.

Geophysical Investigations Of Subglacial Lakes Vostok And Concordia East Antarctica

Editore: ProQuest
ISBN: 0549349626
Grandezza: 47,50 MB
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The analysis of seismic data in four different locations over Lake Vostok revealed the presence of unconsolidated sediments at the bottom of the lake. The sedimentary layer appears to be thicker (up to 400 m) in the northern basin, while its thickness does not exceed 300 m in the southern one.


Autore: Steve Alten
ISBN: 9781681020006
Grandezza: 28,33 MB
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Marine biologist Zachary Wallace and two other scientists journey over thirteen thousand feet under the Antarctic ice in Lake Vostok to discover ancient life forms long believed extinct.

Praxis Manned Spaceflight Log 1961 2006

Autore: Tim Furniss
Editore: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387739807
Grandezza: 22,68 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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This flagship work charts a complete chronological log of orbital manned spaceflight. Included are the X-15 "astroflights" of the 1960s, and the two 1961 Mercury and Redstone missions which were non-orbital. There is an image depicting each manned spaceflight, and data boxes containing brief biographies of all the space travelers. The main text is a narrative of each mission, its highlights and accomplishments, including the strange facts and humorous stories connected to every mission. The resulting book is a handy reference to all manned spaceflights, the names of astronauts and cosmonauts who flew on each mission, their roles and accomplishments.

Mechanisms Of Global Climate Change At Millennial Time Scales

Autore: Peter U. Clark
Editore: American Geophysical Union
ISBN: 087590095X
Grandezza: 26,61 MB
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Contributors describe the current understanding of abrupt climate variations that have occurred at millennial to submillennial time scales, events now recognized as characteristics of the global climate during the last glaciation. Subjects covered include analysis of modern climate and ocean dynamics, paleoclimate reconstructions derived from the marine, terrestrial and ice core records, and paleoclimate modeling studies. The breadth of global paleoclimate knowledge presented here provides information required to answer many questions and provides a road map to address remaining problems. Most material is from a June 1998 conference. Lacks a subject index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.