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Big Pacific

Author : Rebecca Tansley
ISBN : 9780691177489
Genre : Nature
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The Pacific Ocean covers one-third of Earth’s surface—more than all of the planet’s landmasses combined. It contains half of the world’s water, hides its deepest places, and is home to some of the most dazzling creatures known to science. The companion book to the spectacular five-part series on PBS produced by Natural History New Zealand, Big Pacific breaks the boundaries between land and sea to present the Pacific Ocean and its inhabitants as you have never seen them before. Illustrated in full color throughout, Big Pacific blends a wealth of stunning Ultra HD images with spellbinding storytelling to take you into a realm teeming with exotic life rarely witnessed up close—until now. The book is divided into four sections, each one focusing on an aspect of the Pacific. "Passionate Pacific" looks at the private lives of sea creatures, with topics ranging from the mating behaviors of great white sharks to the monogamy of wolf eels, while "Voracious Pacific" covers hunting and feeding. In "Mysterious Pacific," you will be introduced to the Pacific’s more extraordinary creatures, like the pufferfish and firefly squid, and explore some of the region’s eerier locales, like the turtle tombs of Borneo and the skull caves of Papua New Guinea. "Violent Pacific" examines the effects of events like natural disasters on the development of the Pacific Ocean’s geography and the evolution of its marine life. Providing an unparalleled look at a diverse range of species, locations, and natural phenomena, Big Pacific is truly an epic excursion to one of the world’s last great frontiers. Five-part series on PBS: Big Pacific will air Wednesdays on PBS, June 21-July 19, 2017

Great Pacific Vol 3 Big Game Hunters

Author : Joe Harris_
ISBN : 9781632153395
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Adventure junkies, come to New Texas and seek your fortune on its plastic shores! The sci-fi saga of a young man's quest to turn an island of trash into sovereign land continues, as the settlers grapple with confounding new threats including addiction, mysterious and cruel interlopers, and all-out civil war. Collects GREAT PACIFIC #13-18.

Great Pacific 9

Author : Joe Harris
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"NATION BUILDING," Part Three: Founding New Texas was hard enough. But if Chas Worthington is to gain international support for his young country, it will take all the allies he can gather.

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Author : Joe Harris_
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"BIG GAME HUNTER," Part One New Texas is growing, along with tensions between Chas Worthington's people and the nuclear-armed 'Little Chief,' whose mysterious band of outlaw tribesmen also call 'The Pack' their home. But when a hunter of weapons and men comes hunting both, Chas will have to pick sides...and risk a civil war!

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Author : Joe Harris_
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BIG GAME HUNTERS, Part Two. Baston has decimated Little ChiefÕs forces and sent them fleeing into the plastic wastes of the Great Pacific Gyre. But when this big game hunter turns his sights on New Texas next, Chas finds himself with few allies and fewer options.

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Author : Joe Harris_
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BIG GAME HUNTERS, Part Three. New Texas has been conquered and the unrelentingly cruel Baston plans one, fi nal hunt in order to break the spirit of Chas WorthingtonÕs supporters. ItÕs a race between hunter and prey across the Garbage PatchÑand the quarry is Chas himself!

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Author : Joe Harris_
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"BIG GAME HUNTERS," Part Four. The trash-trouncing finale! All nations have growing pains, and many have known the horrors of civil war. But if this is to be the final battle for Chas Worthington's New Texas, who will survive, what will be left and, most importantly...who shall rule?

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Author : Joe Harris
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"NATION BUILDING," Part Five: The road to statehood was already rough for Chas Worthington's neo nation, but tangling with the despotic outlaw Chukwu regime might prove to be his worst move yet. As the people of New Texas turn on the man who founded their unlikely home, how will Chas respond?

If Mahan Ran The Great Pacific War

Author : John A. Adams
ISBN : 9780253000293
Genre : History
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Alfred Thayer Mahan's The Influence of Sea Power upon History (1660--1783) was one of the most influential books on military strategy in the first half of the 20th century. A core text in the naval war colleges of the United States, Britain, and Japan, Mahan's book shaped doctrine for the conduct of war at sea. Adams uses Mahan's ideas to discuss the great Pacific sea battles of World War II and to consider how well they withstood the test of actual combat. Reexamining the conduct of war in the Pacific from a single analytic viewpoint leads to some surprising conclusions about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the Doolittle Raid, the Battle of the Coral Sea, the recapture of the Philippines, and the submarine war. Naval historians and armchair strategists alike will find much food for thought in these engrossing pages.

Vegetation Of The Tropical Pacific Islands

Author : Dieter Mueller-Dombois
ISBN : 0387983139
Genre : Science
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The islands of the tropical Pacific Ocean encompass a vast range of climate, geography, and geology. The flora of these islands is similarly diverse, and the study of their vegetation and landscapes is a challenge because of the great distances separating them. Dieter Mueller-Dombois and the late F. Raymond Fosberg are recognized as the leading authorities on the plant diversity and ecology of Pacific islands. This book is a synthesis of the vegetation and landscapes of the islands of the Pacific Ocean. It is organized by island group and includes information on geography, geology, and climate, as well as soil and vegetation types, land use, floristic patterns, phytogeographic relationships, and human influences on vegetation. The book features over 400 color photographs, plus dozens of maps and climate diagrams.

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