About Jacobi: Carl Jacobi (July 10, 1908 - August 25, 1997) was an author. He wrote short stories in the horror, fantasy, science fiction, and crime genres for the pulp magazine market. Jacobi was born in Minnesota in 1908 and lived there throughout his life. He attended the University of Minnesota from 1927 to 1930 where he began his writing career in campus magazines. Jacobi died on August 25, 1997. Source: Wikipedia Also available on Feedbooks for Jacobi: • The Street That Wasn't There (1941) • The Long Voyage (1955) Copyright: Please read the legal notice included in this e-book...
The occupation by France of the lower Mississippi gave a strong impulse to the exploration of the West, by
supplying a base for discovery, stimulating enterprise by the longing to find gold mines, open trade with New
Mexico, and get a fast hold on the countries beyond the Mississippi in anticipation of Spain; and to these
motives was soon added the hope of finding an overland way to the Pacific. It was the Canadians, with their
indomitable spirit of adventure, who led the way in the path of discovery.
The 25 cheetahs were all imported illegally into the UAE and were intercepted at the UAE
harbour and airport entry points. They nearly all arrived malnourished, dehydrated and highly
stressed after long voyages stuffed into boxes, crates and suitcases. Now they are bright and full
of energy. The Centre’s efforts have also been rewarded when the first cheetah mating took place
at the end of 2002.
So begins our journey. It is a journey that others have taken before us;
in fact, in reaching our destination we will rely on the efforts of those
who came before. Just as Columbus retraced steps taken by others before
him (perhaps as long as two millennia before he sailed), so we gratefully
acknowledge the work of those who went before. Yet, like the voyage of
Columbus, there is a sense of beginning, a tenor to the enterprise that
makes it a voyage of discovery.
Whether the unexplored part of the Southern Hemisphere be only an immense mass of water, or contain
another continent, as speculative geography seemed to suggest, was a question which had long engaged the
attention, not only of learned men, but of most of the maritime powers of Europe.
To put an end to all diversity of opinion about a matter so curious and important, was his majesty's principal
motive in directing this voyage to be undertaken, the history of which is now submitted to the public.
But, in order to give the reader a clear idea of what has been done in it, and to...
"A time will come in later years when the Ocean will unloose the bands of things, when the immeasurable
earth will lie open, when seafarers will discover new countries, and Thule will no longer be the extreme point
among the lands."--Seneca.
Unseen and untrodden under their spotless mantle of ice the rigid polar regions slept the profound sleep of
death from the earliest dawn of time. Wrapped in his white shroud, the mighty giant stretched his clammy
ice-limbs abroad, and dreamed his age-long dreams.
Ages passed--deep was the silence....
The giant space liner swung down in a long arc, hung for an instant on columns of flame, then settled slowly into the blast-pit. But no hatch opened; no air lock swung out; no person left the ship. It lay there, its voyage over, waiting. The thing at the controls had great corded man-like arms. Its skin was black with stiff fur. It had fingers ending in heavy talons and eyes
had great diffi culty fi nding a title for this book. For long, the working title was
Genetic Variation and Extinction. However, this title implies a causal and simple
relationship between genetic variation and extinction. I do think that the study
of genetic variation is extremely important for conservation biology but, as will
become apparent while reading the text, I am not as sure that this relationship is
as simple and straightforward as I thought when I began this voyage.