Creatures Of The Rock

Author: Andrew Peacock
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
ISBN: 0385682603
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Creatures of the Rock is a funny, thrilling, unflinching but ultimately heartwarming collection of tales about the connections between people and animals, and people with each other. From the Hardcover edition.

Living Creatures Of Water Land And Air

Author: John Monteith
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In this way, Vie came to a large, flat rock, over a portion of whose smooth surface
the stream flowed in a broad, crystal current. A mud-turtle sat on the rock, half out
of the water, enjoying the pleasant sunshine, apparently as contented and happy
as a turtle could be. But when he saw the boy splashing along at such a rate, he
thought it high time to be gone ; perhaps he had previously had experience of the
tender mercies of boys, for he made great haste to reach the protecting mud of ...

Creatures Of Other Days

Author: Henry Neville Hutchinson
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Long burrows of marine worms occur plentifully in some rocks of Cambrian and
Silurian age, and have been figured under the names Scolithus, Histioderma,
and Arenicolites. They are nearly straight, and descend vertically through the
rock. Such are abundant in that ancient formation the Potsdam Sandstone of
North America ; in the Clinton formation, also of that country ; and in the Stiper-
stones of Shropshire. Even in the Pre-Cambrian rocks of the west of
Sutherlandshire there have ...

Creatures Of Accident

Author: Wallace Arthur
Publisher: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 1466801794
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Their sea-anemone cousins remain rooted to the rock. Neither can move on a
solid surface, whether by gliding or creeping. But that is exactly what flatworms
do. And it is probably what the ur- bilaterians did hundreds of millions of years
ago. Think of them as tiny marine slugs oozing their way across boulders in the
coastal lagoons of ancient tropical seas. Simple creatures but with (unknown to
them) much potential for later complexity. And the reason: forward movement. For
a jellyfish ...

Creatures Of Habit

Author: Julie Baumgold
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307800415
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In the rumbling and screeches of the city night I imagined the doomsday rock
hurtling through space. The odds of it hitting the planet were greater than those of
a plane accident. We were trapped here, as in the iron lung dreams of my
childhood: poor pale bodies pressed forever inside a giant wheezing can that
breathed for them, and if ever the body got outside, it would be squeezed to
death by the awful pressures of the universe—crushed, unable to breathe for
itself. There was no ...

The Creatures Of Man

Author: Howard L. Myers
Publisher: Baen Books
ISBN: 0743436075
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I saw several bees go down, but only one of the creatures got stung. Evidently the
creatures have very tough exoskeletons, made mostly of metal, and the bees
could not find weak spots into which the sting could be inserted. Nevertheless,
the creatures started back to their hive, dragging the stung one with them, and
they finally made it—with bees and ants snapping and punching at them all the
way back to the Rock Hill. I was still flying about observing, and as soon as the
creatures ...

Hugh Miller S Testimony Of The Rocks Etc

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... of rock. These are facts. They are, with reverence be it spoken, God's facts, not
man's; and I entreat Christian people to remember this. They may say, “ It is all'
nothing but the perishable earth, and we will not study it ;” but there it is, peopled
with millions upon millions of inhabitants, and creatures of the most extraordinary
formation; so that the Wildest conceptions of the middle ages about flying
dragons, and misshapen demons, are nrpassed by the creatures which are now
being ...

The Eclectic Review

Author: Samuel Greatheed
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Why then is it affirmed to be incompatible with equity or beneficence on the part
of the Creator, to make a lesser difference in the capacity of happiness between
other individuals, merely because they are not thus physiologically distinguished
- We perceive some of the creatures of God to possess no more entity or
happiness than can be lodged in a shell that never moves from its nook in the
rock. But other creatures are formed with powers which fit them to be spectators
of the ...

The Creatures Of Arator Volume 2

Author: Joseph Barresi
Publisher: midnightrise
ISBN: 1456521721
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Every 30 seconds an air elemental can shoot forth a powerful blast of air that will
not only cause crushing damage on any individuals or creatures it strikes but will
also cause the air elementals own level in damage and +5 air damage. The wind
blast is the same length and ... Damage done by the debris will vary wildly
depending on what it is but because of the speed of the winds the debris even if it
is a small rock will cause crushing damage on targets. Air elementals are
completely ...