Edging Towards Darkness

Edging Towards Darkness

'Once, he left the field to stuff more padding into his trousers,' Duffus wrote, 'and on his return was immediately hit on ... who was unable to resist the boxing analogy, admitted, he was struck so frequently 108 Edging Towards Darkness.

Author: John Lazenby

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472941299

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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Cricket matches didn't always top out at five days, regardless of a result or not – they used to be 'timeless', with play continuing until one team won, no matter how many days that took. The last of these – which took place in Durban in 1939, in a series pitched against the backdrop of impending war – is now universally acknowledged as 'the timeless Test'. Weighing in at a prodigious ten days – the match stretched from 3–14 March 1939, and allowed for two rest days, while one day's play (the eighth) was lost entirely to rain – it is quite simply the longest Test ever played. A litany of records also perished in its wake and 'whole pages of Wisden were ruthlessly made obsolete'. If that was not enough, one player, the fastidious South African batsman Ken Viljoen, felt the need to have his hair cut twice during the game. Only the matches between Australia and England at Melbourne in 1929, which lasted eight playing days, and West Indies and England at Sabina Park, Jamaica, a year later (seven days), come remotely close in terms of their duration. In Edging Towards Darkness, John Lazenby tells the story of that Test for the first time. Set firmly in its historical and social setting, the story balances this game against the threat of encroaching world war in Europe – unfolding at terrifying speed – before bringing these two disparate strands together in an evocative and vibrant denouement.
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Edging Towards Darkness

Edging Towards Darkness

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Author: John Lazenby

Publisher: Wisden

ISBN: 1472941284

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Below the Edge of Darkness

Below the Edge of Darkness

Now imagine yourself again as a fish swimming toward darkness in order to hide . How deep do you have to go ? Light decreases tenfold for every 250 feet you descend , which sounds like you shouldn't have to swim very far , but eyes ...

Author: Edith Widder, Ph.D.

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780525509257

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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A pioneering marine biologist takes us down into the deep ocean to understand bioluminescence—the language of light that helps life communicate in the darkness—and what it tells us about the future of life on Earth in this “thrilling blend of hard science and high adventure” (The New York Times Book Review). NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BOOKLIST • “Edith Widder’s story is one of hardscrabble optimism, two-fisted exploration, and groundbreaking research. She’s done things I dream of doing.”—James Cameron Edith Widder’s childhood dream of becoming a marine biologist was almost derailed in college, when complications from a surgery gone wrong caused temporary blindness. A new reality of shifting shadows drew her fascination to the power of light—as well as the importance of optimism. As her vision cleared, Widder found the intersection of her two passions in oceanic bioluminescence, a little-explored scientific field within Earth’s last great unknown frontier: the deep ocean. With little promise of funding or employment, she leaped at the first opportunity to train as a submersible pilot and dove into the darkness. Widder’s first journey into the deep ocean, in a diving suit that resembled a suit of armor, took her to a depth of eight hundred feet. She turned off the lights and witnessed breathtaking underwater fireworks: explosions of bioluminescent activity. Concerns about her future career vanished. She only wanted to know one thing: Why was there so much light down there? Below the Edge of Darkness takes readers deep into our planet’s oceans as Widder pursues her questions about one of the most important and widely used forms of communication in nature. In the process, she reveals hidden worlds and a dazzling menagerie of behaviors and animals, from microbes to leviathans, many never before seen or, like the legendary giant squid, never before filmed in their deep-sea lairs. Alongside Widder, we experience life-and-death equipment malfunctions and witness breakthroughs in technology and understanding, all set against a growing awareness of the deteriorating health of our largest and least understood ecosystem. A thrilling adventure story as well as a scientific revelation, Below the Edge of Darkness reckons with the complicated and sometimes dangerous realities of exploration. Widder shows us how when we push our boundaries and expand our worlds, discovery and wonder follow. These are the ultimate keys to the ocean’s salvation—and thus to our future on this planet.
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To the Edge of Darkness

To the Edge of Darkness

Bradley was elated to have finally discovered the hostiles ' village — but was also aware that Sioux hunters may be near ... mounted men skurrying over a ridge , a couple a was glad to find it still where we left 96 TO THE EDGE OF DARKNESS.

Author: James Willert

Publisher: Upton & Sons

ISBN: WISC:89066415043

Category: History

Page: 191

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The Quarterly Journal of Science

   The    Quarterly Journal of Science

He appears to have overlooked the fact that the assumption made in the explanation is not that Jupiter has a semi ... most dark near the centre , and fainter towards the edge , yet the satellite was almost invisible when on the darkest ...

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ISBN: ONB:+Z218703901

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The Journal of Science

The Journal of Science

He appears to have overlooked the fact that the assumption made in the explanation is not that Jupiter has a semi ... dark near the centre , and fainter towards the edge , yet the satellite was almost invisible when on the darkest part ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044048668644

Category: Science

Page: 612

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The Popular Science Monthly

The Popular Science Monthly

He appears to have overlooked the fact that the assumption made in the explanation is not that Jupiter has a ... a dark limb which was ( seemed ) “ most dark near the centre , and fainter toward the edge , yet the satellite was almost ...

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ISBN: SRLF:A0013493531

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