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Ice Ghosts The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition

Ice Ghosts The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition

Author: Paul Watson Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/01/2018

Ice Ghosts weaves together the epic story of the Lost Franklin Expedition of 1845-whose two ships and crew of 129 were lost to the Arctic ice-with the tale of the incredible discovery of the flagship's wreck in 2014. Paul Watson, who was on the icebreaker that led the discovery expedition, tells a fast-paced historical adventure story: Sir John Franklin and the crew of the HMS Erebus and Terror setting off in search of the fabled Northwest Passage, the hazards they encountered and the reasons they were forced to abandon ship hundreds of miles from the nearest outpost of civilization, and the decades of searching that exposed rumours of cannibalism and a few scattered papers and bones-until a combination of Inuit lore and the latest science yielded a discovery for the ages.

Ice Ghosts The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition

Ice Ghosts The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition

Author: Paul Watson Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/03/2017

Ice Ghosts weaves together the epic story of the Lost Franklin Expedition of 1845-whose two ships and crew of 129 were lost to the Arctic ice-with the tale of the incredible discovery of the flagship's wreck in 2014. Paul Watson, who was on the icebreaker that led the discovery expedition, tells a fast-paced historical adventure story: Sir John Franklin and the crew of the HMS Erebus and Terror setting off in search of the fabled Northwest Passage, the hazards they encountered and the reasons they were forced to abandon ship hundreds of miles from the nearest outpost of civilization, and the decades of searching that exposed rumours of cannibalism and a few scattered papers and bones-until a combination of Inuit lore and the latest science yielded a discovery for the ages.

Ice Ghosts

Ice Ghosts

Author: Paul Watson Format: eBook Release Date: 21/03/2017

Spanning nearly 200 years, Ice Ghosts is a fast-paced detective story about Western science, indigenous beliefs, and the irrepressible spirit of exploration and discovery. It weaves together an epic account of the legendary Franklin Expedition of 1845whose two ships, the HMS Erebus and the HMS Terror, and their crew of 129 were lost to the Arctic icewith the modern tale of the scientists, researchers, divers, and local Inuit behind the recent discoveries of the two ships, which made news around the world.The journalist Paul Watson was on the icebreaker that led the expedition that discovered the HMS Erebus in 2014, and he broke the news of the discovery of the HMS Terror in 2016. In a masterful work of history and contemporary reporting, he tells the full story of the Franklin Expedition: Sir John Franklin and his crew setting off from England in search of the fabled Northwest Passage; the hazards they encountered and the reasons they were forced to abandon ship after getting stuck in the ice hundreds of miles from the nearest outpost of Western civilization; and the dozens of search expeditions over more than 160 years, which collectively have been called "e;the most extensive, expensive, perverse, and ill-starred ... manhunt in history."e;All that searching turned up a legendary trail of sailors' relics, a fabled note, a lifeboat with skeletons lying next to loaded rifles, and rumors of cannibalism-but no sign of the ships until, finally, the discoveries in our own time. As Watson reveals, the epic hunt for the lost Franklin Expedition found success only when searchers combined the latest marine science with faith in Inuit lore that had been passed down orally for generations.Ice Ghosts is narrative nonfiction of the highest order, full of drama and rich in characters: Lady Jane Franklin, who almost single-handedly kept the search alive for decades; an Inuit historian who worked for decades gathering elders' accounts; an American software billionaire who launched his own hunt; and underwater archaeologists honing their skills to help find the ships. Watson also shows how the hunt for the Franklin Expedition was connected to such technological advances as SCUBA gear and sonar technology, and how it ignited debates over how to preserve the relics discovered with the ships.A modern adventure story that arcs back through history, Ice Ghosts tells the complete and incredible story of the Franklin Expeditionthe greatest of Arctic mysteriesfor the ages.

Planet Ocean

Planet Ocean

Author: Paul Watson Format: eBook Release Date: 20/03/2015

Veteranenvironmental activist and Whale Wars hostPaul Watson offers in this interview a provocative and revolutionary view ofthe state of an environment in crisis. The planet may survive our environmentaldestruction, he argues, but humans may not. Focused on protecting oceans,preventing the loss of biodiversity, and promoting individual action, Watson'ssingular call to arms challenges the typical talking points of the modernenvironmental movement.

Prophesy of Hermes

Prophesy of Hermes

Author: Paul Watson Format: eBook Release Date: 31/10/2014

Below the docks of Tunis, a tiger striped cat is almost trapped and destroyed by an army of rats. In seaports around the Mediterranean, the problem is getting worse, but how can one cat defeat these rogue rat armies?Naxos Island: Hermes recruits young Ajax and Artemis to join the quest. Three cats, four friends - the Great Rat Plague spreads across the Mediterranean as Hermes, Ajax and Artemis sail from port to port on a rusty old ship. If cats are to survive, these three must solve the twin riddles: Where are the rats coming from and how can they be stopped?Storms at sea, rat armies and tunnels connecting past to present create an intricate weave of challenges the cats must overcome. Can Hermes and his young recruits solve the twin riddles? Can they end the most powerful challenge cats have faced in 500 years? Read The Prophesy of Hermes and find out!

Up Pohnpei Leading the ultimate football underdogs to glory

Up Pohnpei Leading the ultimate football underdogs to glory

Author: Paul Watson Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/02/2013

After one too many late night discussions, football journalist Paul Watson and his mate Matthew Conrad decide to find the world's worst national team, become naturalised citizens of that country and play for them - achieving their joint boyhood dream of playing international football and winning a 'cap'. They are thrilled when Wikipedia leads them to Pohnpei, a tiny, remote island in the Pacific whose long-defunct football team is described as 'the weakest in the world'. They contact Pohnpei's Football Association and discover what it needs most urgently is leadership. So Paul and Matt travel thousands of miles, leaving behind jobs, families and girlfriends to train a rag-tag bunch of novice footballers who barely understand the rules of the game. Up Pohnpei tells the story of their quest to coach the team and eventually, organise an international fixture - Pohnpei's first since a 16-1 defeat many years ago. With no funding, a population whose obesity rate is 90 percent and toad-infested facilities in one of the world's wettest climates, their journey is beset by obstacles from the outset. Part travelogue, part quest, Up Pohnpei shows how the passion and determination of two young men can change the face of football - and the lives of total strangers - on the other side of the world.

Surveying and Engineering Principles and Practice

Surveying and Engineering Principles and Practice

Author: Paul Watson, David Gibson, Neil Hanney, Peter Rushforth Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/03/2008

Construction is a complex industry, operating with ever changing legislative needs, new materials and technologies, and constant demands on resources.Professionals are now expected to deliver a broad spectrum of skills and competencies, and this new textbook will help them achieve this. Whilst other textbooks concentrate on individual topics, this brings together the key principles and operating practices of surveying and building engineering. It will enable the practitioner of the future to appreciate the interface between both technical and procedural requirements, identifying barriers and conflicts. The textbook is ideal for final year undergraduates in building surveying, construction management and quantity surveying, and will provide a core resource for the BSc(Hons) degree in building engineering developed in conjunction with the Association of Building Engineers. It will also provide a handy quick reference for practitioners, drawing as it does on a wealth of experience, both academic and professional, from the author team.

Seal Wars My 25 Year Struggle to Save the Seals

Seal Wars My 25 Year Struggle to Save the Seals

Author: Paul Watson Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/01/2004