Alien Seas

Alien Seas

With the contributors as guides, readers can explore the wild seas of Jupiter's watery satellite Europa, believed similar in composition to battery acid.

Author: Michael Carroll

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461474739

Category: Science

Page: 119

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Oceans were long thought to exist in all corners of the Solar System, from carbonated seas percolating beneath the clouds of Venus to features on the Moon's surface given names such as "the Bay of Rainbows” and the "Ocean of Storms." With the advent of modern telescopes and spacecraft exploration these ancient concepts of planetary seas have, for the most part, evaporated. But they have been replaced by the reality of something even more exotic. For example, although it is still uncertain whether Mars ever had actual oceans, it now seems that a web of waterways did indeed at one time spread across its surface. The "water" in many places in our Solar System is a poisoned brew mixed with ammonia or methane. Even that found on Jupiter's watery satellite Europa is believed similar to battery acid. Beyond the Galilean satellites may lie even more "alien oceans." Saturn's planet-sized moon Titan seems to be subject to methane or ethane rainfall. This creates methane pools that, in turn, become vast lakes and, perhaps, seasonal oceans. Titan has other seas in a sense, as large shifting areas of sand covering vast plains have been discovered. Mars also has these sand seas, and Venus may as well, along with oceans of frozen lava. Do super-chilled concoctions of ammonia, liquid nitrogen, and water percolate beneath the surfaces of Enceladus and Triton? For now we can only guess at the possibilities. 'Alien Seas' serves up part history, part current research, and part theory as it offers a rich buffet of "seas" on other worlds. It is organized by location and by the material of which various oceans consist, with guest authors penning specific chapters. Each chapter features new original art depicting alien seas, as well as the latest ground-based and spacecraft images. Original diagrams presents details of planetary oceans and related processes.
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The Alien Sea

The Alien Sea

Apoletta of the Dargonesti and Utharne of the Dimernesti, representing the two principal aquatic races of sea elves, convene a Conclave to address the crisis. ... Saving Solace Douglas W. Clark The Alien Sea Lucien Soulban.

Author: Lucien Soulban

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

ISBN: 9780786964789

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The great poison of the World Gash spreads through the oceans of Krynn, killing all in its path. Led by Apoletta of the Dargonesti and Utharne of the Dimernesti, the two great aquatic races of sea elves convene a Conclave to address the mysterious, urgent crisis. When undead attack the Conclave, Apoletta and Utharne must unite both their species, brave the storms of the World Gash and confront the ghosts of their past. What they discover will forever change their oceanic world and the fate of their two peoples.
Categories: Fiction

Alien Sea of Sorrows

Alien  Sea of Sorrows

The noise was loud, alow roar ofdetonation, andout onthe Sea of Sorrows there wasa brilliant corresponding flashas several feet of sand and moving alien eruptedin a wave of flames. Dave let outawhooping battle cry anddidit again, ...

Author: James A. Moore

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781781162712

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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SEA OF SORROWS As a deputy commissioner for the ICC, Alan Decker's job is to make sure the settlements on LV178 follow all the rules, keeping the colonists safe. But the planet known as New Galveston holds secrets, lurking deep beneath the toxic sands dubbed the Sea of Sorrows. The Weyland-Yutani Corporation has secrets of its own, as Decker discovers when he is forced to join a team of mercenaries sent to investigate an ancient excavation. Somewhere in that long-forgotten dig lies the thing the company wants most in the universe - a living Xenomorph. Decker doesn't understand why they need him, until his own past comes back to haunt him. Centuries ago, his ancestor fought the Aliens, launching a bloody vendetta that was never satisfied. That was when the creatures swore revenge on the Destroyer... Ellen Ripley.
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Alien Ocean

Alien Ocean

"Alien Ocean immerses readers in worlds being newly explored by marine biologists: the deep sea, the microscopic realm, and oceans beyond national boundaries.

Author: Stefan Helmreich

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520250628

Category: Social Science

Page: 403

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"Alien Ocean immerses readers in worlds being newly explored by marine biologists: the deep sea, the microscopic realm, and oceans beyond national boundaries. Working alongside scientists on ships at sea, in coastal research labs, and at undersea volcanoes, Stefan Helmreich charts how revolutions in genomics, bioinformatics, and remote sensing have pressed marine bioligists to view the sea as animated by its smallest inhabitants: marine microbes. Thriving in astonishingly extreme conditions, such microbes have become key figures in scientific and public debates about the origin of life, climate change, biotechnology, and even the possibility of life on other worlds."--Cover.
Categories: Social Science

Alien Sea of Sorrows

Alien   Sea of Sorrows

As a deputy commissioner for the ICC, Alan Decker's job is to make sure the settlements on LV178 follow all the rules, keeping the colonists safe.

Author: James A. Moore

Publisher:

ISBN: 1783292857

Category: Extraterrestrial beings

Page: 368

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As a deputy commissioner for the ICC, Alan Decker's job is to make sure the settlements on LV178 follow all the rules, keeping the colonists safe. But the planet known as New Galveston holds secrets, lurking deep beneath the toxic sands dubbed the Sea of Sorrows. The Weyland-Yutani Corporation has secrets of its own, as Decker discovers when he is forced to join a team of mercenaries sent to investigate an ancient excavation. Somewhere in that long-forgotten dig lies the thing the company wants most in the universe - a living Xenomorph. Decker doesn't understand why they need him, until his own past comes back to haunt him. Centuries ago, his ancestor fought the Aliens, launching a bloody vendetta that was never satisfied. That was when the creatures swore revenge on the Destroyer - Ellen Ripley.
Categories: Extraterrestrial beings

Aquatic Invasions in the Black Caspian and Mediterranean Seas

Aquatic Invasions in the Black  Caspian  and Mediterranean Seas

Chapter 15 Internet - based information resources on aquatic alien species relevant to the Ponto - Caspian Region VADIM E. PANOV ... Keywords : invasive species , Black Sea , Caspian Sea , Baltic Sea , databases , information networks .

Author: Henri J. Dumont

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 140201869X

Category: Science

Page: 314

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The Mediterranean, Black, and Caspian Seas, the rivers and canals that connect them, and the enormous volume of shipping in the region, represent a conduit for aquatic invasion, whose consequences are only now beginning to be understood. This book provides an up-to-date overview of jelly invasions in the Ponto-Caspian which have affected local ecosystems since the early 1980s, contrasting that with other biological invasions, in search of underlying principles.
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Alien Seas

Alien Seas

A hero. Thus begins Season Two of The Science Officer: Alien Seas, the first novel in The Science Officer series Join Javier, Suvi, Zakhar, Djamila and a new crew aboard Excalibur as the adventures continue getting better.

Author: Blaze Ward

Publisher:

ISBN: 1644701855

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Alien Seas

Alien Seas

Author: Dean Alexander Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:26829398

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Page: 18

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Alien Life Imagined

Alien Life Imagined

His protagonist, Absal, journeys vast deserts and alien seas, meeting bizarre creatures, such as 'humans' with the skins of quadrupeds, and on whom vegetation grows. And yet Absal travels beyond the Earth, and is introduced to alien ...

Author: Mark Brake

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521491297

Category: Science

Page: 276

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Compelling account of how ideas of alien life have evolved for general readers, amateur astronomers and undergraduate students studying astrobiology.
Categories: Science

Alien Seas

Alien Seas

Natica and Impani battle sea serpents and pirates in their quest to find Natica's missing twin brother.

Author: Roxanne Smolen

Publisher: Moonrox, Incorporated

ISBN: 0991567374

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Natica and Impani battle sea serpents and pirates in their quest to find Natica's missing twin brother.
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