Alien Seas

Alien Seas

Could we actually learn about extrasolar alien seas with telescopes? The idea is not so far-fetched. Our largest telescopes would in principle already be capable of getting crude images and spectra of planets around other stars, ...

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 But they have been replaced by the reality of something even more exotic.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.
Categories: Science

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.
Categories: Fiction

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.
Categories: Science

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

Beyond the Sea

Beyond the Sea

Alien: Isolation also attempted to draw legitimacy from transmedia connections, though with rather better results. ... for example, was alluded to in the subsequent Alien relaunch novel, Alien: Sea of Sorrows.62 The book's author, ...

Author: Felan Parker

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773555556

Category: Social Science

Page: 449

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The Bioshock series looms large in the industry and culture of video games for its ambitious incorporation of high-minded philosophical questions and retro-futuristic aesthetics into the ultraviolent first-person shooter genre. Beyond the Sea marks ten years since the release of the original game with an interdisciplinary collection of essays on Bioshock, Bioshock 2, and Bioshock Infinite. Simultaneously lauded as landmarks in the artistic growth of the medium and criticized for their compromised vision and politics, the Bioshock games have been the subject of significant scholarly and critical discussion. Moving past well-trodden debates, Beyond the Sea broadens the conversation by putting video games in dialogue with a diverse range of other disciplines and cultural forms, from parenting psychology to post-humanism, from Thomas Pynchon to German expressionist cinema. Offering bold new perspectives on a canonical series, Beyond the Sea is a timely contribution to our understanding of the aesthetics, the industry, and the culture of video games. Contributors include Daniel Ante-Contreras (Miracosta), Luke Arnott (Western Ontario), Betsy Brey (Waterloo), Patrick Brown (Iowa), Michael Fuchs (Graz), Jamie Henthorn (Catawba), Brendan Keogh (Queensland), Cameron Kunzelman (Georgia), Cody Mejeur (Michigan State), Matthew Thomas Payne (Notre Dame), Gareth Schott (Waikato), Karen Schrier (Marist), Sarah Stang (York/Ryerson), Sarah Thorne (Carleton), John Vanderhoef (California State, Dominguez Hills), Matthew Wysocki (Flagler), Jordan R. Youngblood (Eastern Connecticut State), and Sarah Zaidan (Emerson).
Categories: Social Science

How to be a Space Explorer

How to be a Space Explorer

Your previous missions to Europa have unearthed enough data to make the exploration of its alien seas a top attraction. But how should you explore Europa's deep ocean further? And can you learn anything from the extreme science of ...

Author: Lonely Planet Kids

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781743605868

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction


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Everything young explorers needs to know to travel in space, covering what life in zero gravity is like, how to find your way around the solar system, and the all-important question of how to pee in a spacesuit!
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Implications for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in the Blue Economy

Implications for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in the Blue Economy

On the other side, the Mediterranean countries have suffered from the rapidly increasing invasion of foreign fish species in the seas recently. The Suez Canal has been an important corridor facilitating the entry of alien species into ...

Author: Raimi, Lukman

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781668433959

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

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The blue economy is a widely used concept in policy circles; however, people across a wide spectrum have a peripheral understanding of the phenomenon. At the moment, there are several conflicting understandings of the blue economy but no universally accepted definition and veritable measures. Considering the existential importance of the blue economy for the protection of marine environments and sustainability of businesses, there is an urgent need for rigorous conceptual, policy-focused, theoretical, and empirical studies on the subject from multidisciplinary perspectives. Implications for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in the Blue Economy enriches existing definitions of a blue economy with inputs from a multidisciplinary lens and provides veritable measures for evaluating blue economy progression and compliance. Covering topics such as economics, natural resource development, social equity, and sustainability, this reference work is ideal for policymakers, entrepreneurs, managers, oceanographers, marine biologists, scholars, industry professionals, government officials, academicians, researchers, practitioners, instructors, and students.
Categories: Business & Economics

Letters of Denization and Acts of Naturalization for Aliens in England and Ireland 1603 1800

Letters of Denization and Acts of Naturalization for Aliens in England and Ireland  1603   1800

NICHOLAS HENRY HOAFTMAN , alien born . ( Ibid . ) June 30 . AUGUSTINE HANSON , alien born . ( Ibid . ) July 22 . FRANCIS DE PAIVA , alien born . ( Ibid . , part 9. ) July 24 . ARY ( AYRY ) , PETERSON WEYMAN , born beyond the seas .

Author: William Arthur Shaw


ISBN: CORNELL:31924075467377

Category: Aliens


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Categories: Aliens

De jure maritimo et navali The fourth edition

De jure maritimo et navali     The fourth edition

But if an English Woman go beyond the Sea , and there 16 Car . 1. Cro . marry an Alien , and have iflue born beyond the Sea , that B.icon's issue are Aliens . Care . If an Englisl , Woman marries an Alien beyond the Seas , Prowdes Case ...

Author: Charles MOLLOY (Barrister)


ISBN: BL:A0020934265


Page: 433

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