Extreme Earth

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Mason Crest Publishers, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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Describes incredible, odd, and record-breaking anomalies from around the world, including the strongest earthquakes in history, an ancient city buried in volcanic ash, and a home made entirely of recycled bottles.

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About the author (2010)

by Clint Twist

Lisa Regan was born in Philadelphia, a product of two large Irish Catholic families whose roots run deep in her neighborhood. From the moment she was able to put words onto the page, she was writing: poems, stories, and even novels. At age eleven, her parents bought her a typewriter, on which she wrote her first full-length novel. By the time she was eighteen, she had written four terrible young adult novels. Between eighteen and twenty-two, she had a crisis of confidence and although she kept writing, she was unable to finish any novel-length projects. She spent her time working in bookstores while completing college. She spent two years at the Community College of Philadelphia before transferring to Bloomsburg University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in English and a master of education degree. To make ends meet, she worked as both a certified nurse assistant and a karate instructor. In 2002 she finally finished her first adult novel, which remains on a flash drive in her nightstand. In 2006, she finished what would become her first published novel: Finding Claire Fletcher. After being passed over by more than 150 agents and then more than a dozen publishers, her first novel was published in December 2012, followed by her second novel, Aberration, in June 2013. Finding Claire Fletcher won Best Heroine and was runner-up for Best Novel in the 2013 eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards. In December 2013, the novel reached number one on Amazon's Bestselling Kidnapping Crime Fiction list; in the same month, her second novel, Aberration reached number one on Amazon's Serial Killer Crime Fiction Bestseller list. Lisa currently resides in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter where she works full time and works on her future novels while waiting in line at the local post office.

Bob Campbell (photographer) first went to Karisoke in 1968. Employed by National Geographic he spent nearly four years making a visual journal of Dian Fossey's work. After years of gradual habituation, the gorillas finally accepted him into their group, enabling him to capture the unique images presented in this book.

Camilla de la Bidoyhre (author) has lived and taught in Kenya, and has written books on natural history, examining life on Earth and the ethical questions posed by our relationship with its other inhabitants.

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