At the Earth's Core

At the Earth's Core

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by Edgar Rice Burroughs
     
 

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David Innes is a mining heir who finances the experimental "iron mole," an excavating vehicle designed by his elderly inventor friend Abner Perry. In a test run, they discover the vehicle cannot be

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This book has been formatted for your NOOK, meaning chapter by chapter navigation is simple and easy, and the reading experience is impeccable.

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David Innes is a mining heir who finances the experimental "iron mole," an excavating vehicle designed by his elderly inventor friend Abner Perry. In a test run, they discover the vehicle cannot be turned, and it burrows 500 miles into the Earth's crust, emerging into the unknown interior world of Pellucidar. In Burroughs' concept, the Earth is a hollow shell with Pellucidar as the internal surface of that shell.

Pellucidar is inhabited by prehistoric creatures of all geological eras, and dominated by the Mahars, a species of flying reptile both intelligent and civilized, but which enslaves and preys on the local stone-age humans. Innes and Perry are captured by the Mahars' ape-like Sagoth servants and taken with other human captives to the chief Mahar city of Phutra. Among their fellow captives are the brave Ghak, the Hairy One, from the country of Sari, the shifty Hooja the Sly One and the lovely Dian the Beautiful of Amoz.

David Innes, attracted to Dian the Beautiful, defends her against the unwanted attentions of Hooja the Sly One, but due to his ignorance of local customs she assumes he wants her as a slave, not a friend or lover, and subsequently snubs him. Only later, after Hooja slips their captors in a dark tunnel and forces Dian to leave with him, does David learn from Ghak the cause of the misunderstanding.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149327560
Publisher:
Bronson Tweed Publishing
Publication date:
05/28/2014
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
159 KB

Meet the Author

Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 � March 19, 1950) was an American writer, best known for his creations of the jungle hero Tarzan and the heroic Mars adventurer John Carter, although he produced works in many genres.

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At the Earth's Core 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
SwingDancerMD More than 1 year ago
While I found the beginning to have a bit of a slow clunky start, it quickly builds momentum. Once I was engaged, it became a fabulous world full of vivid and interesting characters. A well-rounded environment and good read for a variety of audiences. Rating - Idea premise: A-, Content: B+, and Overall: B++.
Aaronp More than 1 year ago
Once I downloaded this book I was like its ok but as I got into the chapeters and the lives of perry and the old man it was like I was there with them in the other world. The writer did an excellent job in describing the other world. This book is a keeper I think that I will read it again. A+++
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Classic story with typos aplenty.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read, but it was probably not proofread. Very many punctuation errors which messed up the flow of the story, but I loved it anyway.
Christian Whisenant More than 1 year ago
i loved this book. its characters are real and vivid whereas the adventures are scary and fun. a must read
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great story. The characters are well-rounded, and the plot continues to twist the imagination.
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Thats not very helpful. Peoplplease give me some reviews about the book not some random topic please thank you.
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Has a few typos, but is a story that grabs the reader.
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