Rennen mit Hindernissen Für Julie wird ein Traum wahr: Endlich wird sie am Iditarod, dem längsten Hundeschlitten-Rennen der Welt, teilnehmen. Lange hat sie dafür trainiert und beim Start läuft alles bestens. Doch dann schlägt das Wetter um. Mit letzter Kraft erreicht sie den nächsten Checkpoint, den Rainy Pass. Dort erfährt sie, dass eine Cessna abgestürzt ist: die Maschine, in der ihre Freundin Carol sowie ihre große Liebe Steve das Rennen begleiten. Wegen des tosenden Schneesturms können die Suchhubschrauber nicht starten. Also begibt sich Julie allein, nur in Begleitung ihrer Hunde, auf die Suche nach den Verunglückten ...
Im Denali Nationalpark herrscht der Ausnahmezustand: Zahlreiche Hollywoodstars sind eingetroffen, um den Blockbuster "Das Monster vom Wonder Lake" zu drehen. Julie, inzwischen eine erfahrene Rangerin, soll das Filmteam begleiten und als Double bei Verfolgungsjagden mit dem Hundeschlitten einspringen. Seltsamerweise kommt es während der Dreharbeiten immer wieder zu Störmanövern, die auf Sabotage schließen lassen. Als der Hauptdarsteller bei einer Schneelawine in Lebensgefahr gerät, glaubt niemand mehr an Zufall.
The Digger's Game
Author: George V. Higgins
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Jerry "Digger" Doherty is an ex-con and proprietor of a workingman's Boston bar, who supplements his income with the occasional "odd job," like stealing live checks and picking up hot goods. His brother’s a priest, his wife’s a nag, and he’s got a deadly appetite for martinis and gambling. But when the Digger looses eighteen grand in borrowed money on a trip to Vegas, he quickly finds himself in the sights of mob loneshark “the Greek,” who will have to make the Digger pay up one way or another. Luckily—if you call it luck—the Digger has been let in on a little job that can turn his gambling debt into a profit, as long as he can pull it off without getting killed.
Author: Christopher Ross
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Christopherr Ross, philosopher and traveller, decided to cease his journeyings and go underground, quite literally. Seeking an antidote to incurable restlessness he chose to work for a year as a Station Assistant on Platform 6 (northbound Victoria Line) at Oxford Circus Station. After Training School, where he is taught how not to electrocute himself and always to look in the eye a member of the public as they are assaulting you, he faces up to his new duties with a mixture of curiosity and foreboding. What, exactly, will he find deep under the surface of London?
Animal Teeth and Human Tools
Author: Christy G. Turner II, Nicolai D. Ovodov, Olga V. Pavlova
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The culmination of more than a decade of fieldwork and related study, this unique book uses analyses of perimortem taphonomy in Ice Age Siberia to propose a new hypothesis for the peopling of the New World. The authors present evidence based on examinations of more than 9000 pieces of human and carnivore bone from 30 late Pleistocene archaeological and palaeontological sites, including cave and open locations, which span more than 2000 miles from the Ob River in the West to the Sea of Japan in the East. The observed bone damage signatures suggest that the conventional prehistory of Siberia needs revision and, in particular, that cave hyenas had a significant influence on the lives of Ice Age Siberians. The findings are supported by more than 250 photographs, which illustrate the bone damage described and provide a valuable insight into the context and landscape of the fieldwork for those unfamiliar with Siberia.
One Man, One Murder
Author: Jakob Arjouni
Publisher: Melville House
“Kemal Kayankaya is the ultimate outsider among hard-boiled private eyes.” —Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review OVER 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE To rescue a kidnapped prostitute, Kemal Kayankaya must face some of Germany’s most depraved and dangerous criminals. Fortunately, some of them are his friends... Love is never easy—especially when your girlfriend is an illegal Thai prostitute who has been kidnapped (again) by a gang of sex traffickers. Fortunately for the hapless fiancé, wisecracking gumshoe Kemal Kayankaya is on the case. The son of a Turkish garbage collector, he knows a thing or two about living in the ethnic fringes of the ugliest German city of them all: Frankfurt. Kayankaya plunges into the city’s underbelly, where the police don’t care if you live or die, and the powerful view an illegal alien as just another paycheck. One Man, One Murder populates its pages with unforgettable characters, whip-smart dialogue, and a connoisseur’s collection of grim details. But it is Arjouni’s dead-on description of contemporary Europe’s racial politics, vacuous nationalism, and so- cial injustice that make his novels rise above the rest. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Barbara Guggemos, Stafford Hemmer
Publisher: Paw Prints
A young boy is transported to a fantasy world to fight evil.
Finalist for the 2013 Governor General's Literary Award for French-to-English Translation Deep in a Northern Ontario forest live Tom and Charlie, two octogenarians determined to live out the rest of their lives on their own terms: free of all ties and responsibilities, their only connection to civilization two pot farmers who bring them whatever they can't eke out for themselves. But their solitude is disrupted by the arrival of two women. The first is a photographer searching for survivors of a series of catastrophic fires nearly a century earlier; the second is an elderly escapee from a psychiatric institution. The little hideaway in the woods will never be the same. Originally published in French, And the Birds Rained Down, the recipient of several prestigious prizes, including the Prix de Cinq Continents de la Francophonie, is a haunting meditation on aging and self-determination.
Challenges the view that the lowlands of Central and Western Europe would revert to their prehistoric state of closed forest systems if free from human intervention. This text uses examples from pollen analyses and studies on tree species, and tests hypothesis of herbivore governance of vegetation.
A mountaineering expedition undertaken by the author and his best friend to the eastern side of Mount Deborah in Alaska in 1964.
This review addresses the current management of larger mammalian carnivores to increase, maintain, or reduce their numbers, while taking into account the population of certain ungulate prey and their relation to predators, social pressures and attitudes of the public towards predators, and the effects of sport hunting and trapping on carnivore population dynamics. This review considers brown bears "(Ursus arctos," black bears "(U. americanus)," coyotes "(Canis latrans)," wolves "(Canis lupus, C. lycaon)," and mountain lions "(Felis concolor." The appendix presents the results of a statistical analysis of trends discussed in this report.
Bald Eagles in Alaska
Author: Philip F. Schempf, Bruce A. Wright
Publisher: Hancock House Publishing
Alaska: A Climbing Guide
Author: Colby Coombs, Michael Wood
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
* Guidebook details 80 climbing routes throughout Alaska * Includes photos, many with route overlays, topo route maps, climbing difficulty and time information, ratings, and more Alaska mountain guides Mike Wood and Colby Coombs have teamed up to write this definitive climbing guidebook targeting the more experienced climber. This is the ultimate guidebook for every climber intending to scale the mountains of one of the nation's last best wild places. Alaska: A Climbing Guide offers climbers a range of routes in the Chugach Range, the Alaska Range, the Fairweather Range, and more. Each of the routes has been climbed, documented, checked, and double-checked by the authors to ensure accuracy and safety. Interesting personal experiences are included as are accounts of first ascents from Fred Beckey, John Krakauer, and David Roberts.