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Sentinels By Nik Edge
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The Feds call them insurgs. They are the survivors of a widespread conflict on the US eastern seaboard. The Feds used robots and drones to mangle and incinerate their enemies. Those that escaped... More > flowed west, one particular group led by a former Fed named Skid. He built an underground installation in the US Southwest desert, and started salvaging Fed military technology. He and his compatriot Skip devised a rocket powered lizard that could attach itself to the back of Fed transports. On the other side is the Fed commander Steele, a man of lethal efficiency, who employs and dog and cat robots, as well as flying cyborgs with bladed arms. As both sides prepare for a huge battle, a mysterious force, perhaps extraterrestrial, announces itself with the wholesale destruction of a mountain. Meanwhile, back east, strange, silvery beings called Flat Men appear. From the red canyons of Arizona to the glass towers of NYC, humans and machines struggle for survival, wondering how much of their humanity will remain.< Less
The Mountain Sentinel, Volume 1 Complete By Dale Allen Pfeiffer, editor
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The first volume of The Mountain Sentinel, complete and bound in one cover. Contains everything from The Mountain Sentinel volume 1, issues 1 through 5, excluding the introductions, energy updates,... More > and the serialized novel Of Our Own Design. Available for a limited time only.< Less
The Tea Elf & Other Stories By A M Gatward
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32 ingenious and darkly humorous short stories from the author of Thread, ranging from the sprightly opening fable, to imaginative tales of absurdity, madness, and folly. Amidst decapitations,... More > murderous mountaineers, suicides, and lost souls we are introduced to Bloomberg the French-speaking cat, a so-called Wire-lender, and a girl who disappears into the sky. Included in the collection is The Barnstormer at Goofy's Wiseacre Farm, previously published by Sentinel, and a prize-winning six word story, To Ernest.< Less
The Tea Elf & Other Stories By A M Gatward
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32 ingenious and darkly humorous short stories from the author of Thread, ranging from the sprightly opening fable, to imaginative tales of absurdity, madness, folly. Amidst decapitations,... More > murderous mountaineers, suicides, and lost souls we are introduced to Bloomberg the French-speaking cat, a so-called Wire-lender, and a girl who disappears into the sky. Included in the collection is The Barnstormer at Goofy's Wiseacre Farm, previously published by Sentinel, and the prize-winning short story To Ernest.< Less
The Guardians of the Columbia By John H. Williams
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CONTENTS: I. THE RIVER : Dawn at Cloud Cap Inn The geological dawn Cascade-Sierra uptilt Rise of the snow-peaks An age of vulcanism Origin of the great Columbia gorge Dawn in Indian legend The... More > "Bridge of the Gods" Victory of Young Chinook Dawn of modern history The pioneers and the state builders. II. THE MOUNTAINS : Portland's snowy sentinels Ruskin on the mountains Cascades vs. Alps Mount Hood and its retreating glaciers The Mazamas A shattered crater Mount Adams Lava and ice caves Mount St. Helens The struggle of the forest on the lava beds Adventures of the climbers The Mazamas in peril An heroic rescue. III. THE FORESTS, by HAROLD DOUGLAS LANGILLE : Outposts at timber line The alpine parks Zone of the great trees Douglas fir From snow-line to ocean beach Conservation and reforestation.< Less
The Embracing Woods: A Book For Fathers To Give Their Sons By Richard Lee Fulgham
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The story and discoveries of five young boys growing up in the 1950's in a small town located at the foot of Georgia's Pine Mountain and right dab in the middle of Georgia's vast and might Pine... More > Woods. All this and on the Flint River too. One of the boys most enjoys observing nature and in doing so learns lessons so profound that they can only be described as enlightened wisdom. In one incident, he finds deep in a cave a colony of bats with an albino sentinel hanging upside down, outside the colony - rejected by the society because it is white. Yet the freakish blue eyed bat nevertheless watches over and serves the colony. Animal behavior, learns the boy, explains the actions of his human friends -- who vie for power in the group. Critics say it is dangerous to say any book is "in the tradition of", but in this case we must think of Loren Eiseley and Henri Fabre and Joseph Wood Krutch, who also observed Nature as philosophical enlightenment and keys to human nature.< Less
The Embracing Woods: Nature Essays By Richard Lee Fulgham
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The story and discoveries of five young boys growing up in the 1950's in a small town located at the foot of Georgia's Pine Mountain and right dab in the middle of Georgia's vast and might Pine... More > Woods. All this and on the Flint River too. One of the boys most enjoys observing nature and in doing so learns lessons so profound that they can only be described as enlightened wisdom. In one incident, he finds deep in a cave a colony of bats with an albino sentinel hanging upside down, outside the colony - rejected by the society because it is white. Yet the freakish blue eyed bat nevertheless watches over and serves the colony. Animal behavior, learns the boy, explains the actions of his human friends -- who vie for power in the group. Critics say it is dangerous to say any book is "in the tradition of", but in this case we must think of Loren Eiseley and Henri Fabre and Joseph Wood Krutch, who also observed Nature as philosophical enlightenment and keys to human nature.< Less