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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,Prof. Cedric Watts,Dr. Keith Carabine,: The Lost World and Other Stories

The Lost World and Other Stories


With a new Introduction by Cedric Watts, M.A., Ph.D., Research Professor of English, University of Sussex. These lively, varied and thought-provoking science-fiction stories (from the era of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells) are linked by their imposing central character, the pugnaciously adventurous and outrageous Professor Challenger. The Lost World (forebear of Jurassic Park) vividly depicts a perilous region in which the explorers confront creatures from the prehistoric era. The Poison Belt presents an eerie doomsday scenario, while The Disintegration Machine satirically comments on scientific cynicism. In When the World Screamed, the planet responds violently to an experimental incursion. The strangest item is The Land of Mist, which seeks to reconcile science with spiritualism. This memorable collection provides imaginative entertainment, entrancing escapism and bold provocation.

A Newbery Honor Award Winner For thousands of years the Meq have existed side by side with humanity appearing as twelve-year-old children, unsusceptible to wounds and disease, dying only by extraordinary means. They have survived through the rise and fall of empires and emperors, through explorations, expansions, and war. Five sacred stones give a few of them mystical powers, but not the power to understand a long-destined event called the Remembering. A companion to Abydos in the New Aspects of Antiquity series, this book a remarkable evocation of The Lost World and Other Stories ebook pdf an ancient city brings together for the first time the history of the site of Tell el-Amarna from its foundation by the pharaoh Akhenaten in c . 1344 bc to its abandonment just 16 or 17 years later, a few years after his death. Nine chapters cover the king's choice of the site and its development, the layout of the city and its buildings, and puts it in the context of the society of the time. Over 260 illustrations, some 50 in colour, bring to life the remains and artefacts found at the site during its excavation. Barry Kemp, Emeritus Professor of Egyptology at Cambridge University, is a world-class scholar and writer and the acknowledged expert on Amarna and Akhenaten. This is certain to become the definitive work.

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,Prof. Cedric Watts,Dr. Keith Carabine,
Number of Pages: 480 pages
Published Date: 01 Jan 1998
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Publication Country: Herts, United Kingdom
Language: English
ISBN: 9781853262456
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