Princess Electra lives in a swamp with Serafina, a sorceress she believes is her mother. She is happy with her life in the swamp until a stranger appears claiming to be both a prince and her brother. Suddenly, her world is turned upside down.
Electra is forced to make her way through warring kingdoms to find her true home. Will she have the skills she needs to avoid capture?
This collection of five short stories combines both adventure and education suitable for reading with children. Includes “Agate Logs” (a visit to the Petrified Forest), “Gold Panning” (hunting for gold), “It’s a Big Place” (astronomy outing), “Sky Castles” (contemplation of the sky and clouds), and “The Glacier” (understanding the environment).
This powerful fast moving blend of recent history with the fictitious adventures of a British spy caught up in the war between Russia and Georgia over semi-independent Abkhazia is a thriller full of danger and suspense. Much of the action takes place against a background of trekking in the wilderness of the Caucasus Mountains.
The conflict escalates when Georgia invades and captures Sukhumi.
I confronted the many faces of the Arctic and Antarctic, spanning that diversity sometimes in a matter of minutes. I often felt thrust into breathtaking polar panorama. My experience has led me to its natural and sleeping beauty; and compelled me to write for and from this soul, still wild and fragile.
Almost immediately following 'Assignment in the Alps', the Wallace Boys and Karl-Franz head up into a remote area of the little Alpine kingdom for a bit of R&R. Little do they realize they are heading for trouble - in the form of a secret department of the CIA, America's Central Intelligence Agency.
A hundred years after the war against the Lord of Winter, Porl gathers a group of mercenaries together to search the glacier for treasure left there during the war. Instead they find the last thing they would have expected and it's up to Porl to get them home alive.
It’s 1979, and geologist Susan Engen has finally received her grant from the National Science Foundation to explore the Beardmore Glacier region of the Transantarctic Mountains for the super-concentrations of fossil fuels she is certain are there. While her work seems innocuous enough to the NSF, it is her intention to use her discovery to stop the inevitable exploitation to come.
From best-selling author and award-winning writing instructor Louella Nelson, a tale of romance, deception, and danger in the wilds of Alaska — Mail-Order Mate. “Nelson is clearly a master storyteller.”–Blake Likins, Middletown, CT.
As the Ice Age retreated, the Sierra Nevada mountain range and Yosemite were left uncovered.
How much do you know about Yosemite? Do you know:
What was the longest glacier in Yosemite?
Are there any glaciers in Yosemite today?
How many meadows does Yosemite have?
What plant is among the largest and oldest living things on earth?
What is frazil ice?
Find out more in this book.
The Yangtze River is known by many names. From its headwaters in the glaciers of Tibet, it drops nearly 16,000 feet (5000 metres) on its journey to the East China Sea. For millions of years it has cut its path through mountains and deep gorges and along broad, flat valley plains, taking water from thousands of rivers and lakes. Here are some fun facts about this magnificent river.