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Ark: Diaspora

Ark: Diaspora

by Thomas A. Cahill

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Overview

Four years had passed since a massive asteroid collided with Earth and triggered an environmental disaster that obliterated nearly all forms of life. Monumental tsunamis demolished coastal cities globally, and volcanic eruptions throughout the world belched out a veil of ash that deflected sunlight and caused a new ice age in which billions of people perished. In this forbidding world under an orange-tinged sky, small groups of humans managed to survive, as the first book in this trilogy, Ark: Asteroid Impact, describes.
Amid crushed buildings buried in snow on the beaches of California, survivors pieced together the means to begin exploring the wounded world to see who else may remain. They courageously rescued other isolated refugees who were facing starvation. As they communicated by radio, a Russian missile installation intercepted the transmissions. The Russians saw an opportunity to use thermonuclear weapons to assert world domination.


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Product Details

BN ID: 2940148608578
Publisher: EditPros LLC
Publication date: 08/29/2013
Series: Ark Asteroid Trilogy , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Thomas A. Cahill, Ph.D., is a professor of physics at the University of California, Davis. His early work at UCLA, in France, and in Davis, California, was in nuclear physics and astrophysics, but he soon began applying physical techniques to applied problems, especially air pollution. His data in 1973 on the impacts of airborne lead was instrumental in the final establishment of the catalytic converter in California in 1976. He proposed and supported the law to lower sulfur in gasoline in 1977. He spent the following 20 years designing, building, and running the aerosol network to protect visibility at U.S. national parks and monuments � now the national IMPROVE program. In 1994, he founded the UC Davis DELTA Group to work in two areas � aerosols and global climate change � for the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). Additionally his group analyzed aerosols and human health impacts for the California Air Resources Board, American Lung Association, and the Health Effects Task Force for Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails. Because of this health-related work, a U.S. Department of Energy colleague asked Cahill and his team to evaluate air at the excavation project following the collapse of the World Trade Center towers in the autumn of 2001. Cahill was one of the first to warn that workers at the site were at risk of serious health threats from the toxic metals in the air they were breathing at the site. Cahill�s first book, Annals of the Omega Project � A Trilogy, was published in summer of 2012. Ark: Astroid Impact, published in 2012, is the first in his Ark trilogy series.

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