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The Resource The long Earth, Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter

The long Earth, Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter

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The long Earth
Title
The long Earth
Statement of responsibility
Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
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Language
eng
Summary
The stepper enables a person using it to step sideways into another America, another wherever that person happened to be, another Earth. And if the person using it keeps on stepping, they keep on entering even more Earths. This is the Long Earth. And the further away a stepper travels, the stranger--and sometimes more dangerous--the Earths become
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2015: Madison, Wisconsin. Junior cop Sally Jansson is called out to the house of Willis Lynsey, a reclusive scientist, for an animal cruelty complaint: the man was seen forcing a horse in through the door of his home. Inside there is no horse. But Sally finds a kind of home made utility belt. She straps this on and 'steps' sideways into an America covered with virgin forest. Willis came here with equipment and animals, meaning to explore and colonise. And when Sally gets back, she finds Willis has put the secret of the belt on the internet. The great migration has begun. The Long Earth: our Earth is but one of a chain of parallel worlds, lying side by side in a higher space of possibilities, each differing from its neighbours by a little (or a lot): an infinite landscape of infinite possibilities. And the further away you travel, the stranger the worlds get. The sun and moon always shine, the basic laws of physics are the same. However, the chance events which have shaped our particular version of Earth, such as the dinosaur killer asteroid impact, might not have happened and things may well have turned out rather differently. But only our Earth hosts mankind.
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Storyline
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Award
Goodreads Choice Award, 2012.
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10115872
Cataloging source
UPZ
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Pratchett, Terry
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Baxter, Stephen
  • Shailer, Richard
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True
Series statement
Long Earth
Series volume
1]
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  • Recluses
  • Space and time
  • Madison (Wis.)
Target audience
adult
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The long Earth, Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
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Series numeration from NoveList
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19738498
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780062067753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)7ocm85019206
  • (OCoLC)ocn785019206
  • (OCoLC)785019206
Label
The long Earth, Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
Publication
Copyright
Note
Series numeration from NoveList
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19738498
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780062067753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)7ocm85019206
  • (OCoLC)ocn785019206
  • (OCoLC)785019206

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