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HMS Erebus was one of the great exploring ships, a veteran of groundbreaking expeditions to the ends of the Earth. In 1848, it disappeared in the Arctic, its fate a mystery. In 2014, it was found. This is its story. ____________________________________ ´Beyond terrific. I didn´t want it to end.´ - Bill Bryson ____________________________________ Michael Palin - Monty Python star and television globetrotter - brings the remarkable Erebus back to life, following it from its launch in 1826 to the epic voyages of discovery that led to glory in the Antarctic and to ultimate catastrophe in the Arctic. The ship was filled with fascinating people: the dashing and popular James Clark Ross, who charted much of the ´Great Southern Barrier´; the troubled John Franklin, whose chequered career culminated in the Erebus´s final, disastrous expedition; and the eager Joseph Dalton Hooker, a brilliant naturalist - when he wasn´t shooting the local wildlife dead. Vividly recounting the experiences of the men who first set foot on Antarctica´s Victoria Land, and those who, just a few years later, froze to death one by one in the Arctic ice, beyond the reach of desperate rescue missions, Erebus is a wonderfully evocative account of a truly extraordinary adventure, brought to life by a master explorer and storyteller. ____________________________________ ´This is an incredible book. I couldn´t put it down. The Erebus story is the Arctic epic we´ve all been waiting for.´ - Nicholas Crane ´One robust little tub of a boat, two death-defying voyages to the ends of the earth. Palin has given us a fascinating account of extraordinary courage´ - Charlotte Gray, author of The Promise of Canada: People and Ideas that Shaped Our Country ´What more could a reader ask for? Fascinating mystery, chilling adventure, compelling characters ... simply terrific writing by Michael Palin.´ - Roy MacGregor, author of Original Highways: Travelling the Great Rivers of Canada ´Michael Palin is a cracking good companion on this journey of ambition, longing, triumph and tragedy... the age of adventure lives on´ - Alanna Mitchell, author of The Spinning Magnet: The Force that Created the Modern World and Could Destroy It
____________________________________ HMS Erebus was one of the great exploring ships, a veteran of groundbreaking expeditions to the ends of the Earth. In 1848, it disappeared in the Arctic, its fate a mystery. In 2014, it was found. This is its story. ____________________________________ ?Beyond terrific. I didn?t want it to end.? ? Bill Bryson ____________________________________ Michael Palin ? Monty Python star and television globetrotter ? brings the remarkable Erebus back to life, following it from its launch in 1826 to the epic voyages of discovery that led to glory in the Antarctic and to ultimate catastrophe in the Arctic. The ship was filled with fascinating people: the dashing and popular James Clark Ross, who charted much of the ?Great Southern Barrier?; the troubled John Franklin, whose chequered career culminated in the Erebus ´s final, disastrous expedition; and the eager Joseph Dalton Hooker, a brilliant naturalist ? when he wasn´t shooting the local wildlife dead. Vividly recounting the experiences of the men who first set foot on Antarctica?s Victoria Land, and those who, just a few years later, froze to death one by one in the Arctic ice, beyond the reach of desperate rescue missions, Erebus is a wonderfully evocative account of a truly extraordinary adventure, brought to life by a master explorer and storyteller. ____________________________________ ?Thoroughly absorbs the reader. . . Carefully researched and well-crafted, it brings the story of a ship vividly to life.? ? Sunday Times ?This is an incredible book. I couldn?t put it down. The Erebus story is the Arctic epic we?ve all been waiting for.? ? Nicholas Crane ?Palin is a superb stylist, low-key and conversational, who skillfully incorporates personal experience. He turns up obscure facts, reanimates essential moments, and never shies away from taking controversial positions. This beautifully produced volume ? colour plates, outstanding maps ? is a landmark achievement.? ? Ken McGoogan , author of Fatal Passage ?I absolutely loved it: I had to read it at one sitting . . . Fascinating.? ? Lorraine Kelly, ITV Lorraine ?Magisterial . . . Brings energy, wit and humanity to a story that has never ceased to tantalise people since the 1840s.? ? The Times
A step-by-step manual on how to create a large Amazon business by creating your own private-label brand! The private-labeling business is exploding. There is a huge opportunity to grab your own piece of the pie and to build a real business selling your own physical products. This is the absolute perfect business model that requires: Low start-up investment capital Quick payback on your initial investment Minimal risk Huge passive income potential In this book I will teach you step-bystep how to build your own business within 90 days. It is crammed packed with actionable tips and tricks to blow away the competition. There are courses out there that sell for up to $4000. You don´t need them. Private Label Empire will give you all the information required to help you on your way to building a huge business. You will learn: How to choose bestselling products How to find a supplier that will manufacture the products for you How to create a brand, logo, and packaging How to ship your products to Amazon How to create a compelling listing that sells How to launch your products with huge success! 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Austin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072001/bk_acx0_072001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is book seven in the eight-book series, the Colony Ship Conestoga. Most of the wrecked Colony Ship Conestoga is scattered across the alien planet Zalia. Its needle ship is still in orbit, but many of its systems are only partially functional. The planet is not hospitable, and the human biological habitats are in severe danger. The survivors of the Conestoga, along with the two adventurers from Earth, struggle to find a way to launch the crashed biological habitats off the alien world. The habitats must ascend to escape the toxic elements of the planet before they all fail. However, while the engineering obstacles are immense, perhaps even greater are the difficulties of getting people, machines, and artificial intelligences to cooperate on a common goal. Will the natives of Zalia allow the humans to escape? What will happen during the ascent of the Conestoga? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lorri Heneveld. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107182/bk_acx0_107182_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Complete new version. Newly narrated in June 2018. ´´This is not your usual alien vs humanity novel´´ You have to feel sorry for an alien who wakes up on Earth after hibernating for millennia only to find his own race gone - destroyed centuries earlier by a ruthless hive of artificial intelligence. All that remains are humans, who have yet to evolve sufficiently to bypass their own shortcomings and unify as a race to work toward a common goal. The alien, Zirkos, chooses to befriend a US Vet named Zeke Callaghan who possesses a rare component he needs to complete his spaceship´s revival - an exotic meteor fragment currently buried in Zeke´s head. A bond is forged between the two bringing with it remarkable technological advances in personal safety and an end to humanity´s incessant demand for war. The breakthrough ultimately proves a catalyst to launch humanity into space. From there events quickly take on a life of their own as the duo battle to bring Earth to a state of readiness to defend them from the approaching threat of ´The Nubl´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edward James Beesley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017424/bk_acx0_017424_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Somewhere in a place so far up there is no down, a ship is waiting to take the nomes home: back to wherever they came from. And one nome, Masklin, knows that they´ve got to try and contact this ship. It means getting to Florida (wherever that is), then getting to the launch of a communications satellite (whatever that is). A ridiculous plan. Impossible. But Masklin doesn´t know this, so he tries to do it anyway. And the first step is to try and hitch a ride on a new kind of truck, a truck with wings: Concorde. Here is the hilarious and imaginative sequel to Truckers and Diggers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Robinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000200/bk_rhuk_000200_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Titan. Sixth moon of Saturn. A gleaming jewel of natural resources, ripe for harvesting by the first private space company to stake a claim. Diamond Aerospace launches a ship with an experimental engine that will get a crew to Titan in five months. Their mission is to lay the groundwork for a permanent orbital research station, one that will be the future base of operations for activity on that distant moon. Shortly after launch, a devastating malfunction forces the crew to make a choice: continue to Titan, or go back home. As the truth about their mission unravels, one thing is clear: someone on Earth knew about the system flaw and covered it up. Between the critical situation in space and the corporate politics on Earth, humanity´s first voyage beyond Mars quickly turns into a relentless struggle for survival. Yet surviving the journey isn´t the crew´s only concern. Even if they make it to Titan, they will face another problem. Something is already there. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nathan Hawkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116795/bk_acx0_116795_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.