Clinging to the Iceberg

Clinging to the Iceberg takes us through his successful career via hilarious anecdotes including a near-death experience on Venice Beach, being paid by Dreamworks to not actually work for them, and struggling to stay sane on location on one ...

Author: Ron Hutchinson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786822215

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

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Wickedly funny, insightful, often absurd but always true, Clinging to the Iceberg explores the inner workings of the business of writing for hire. It's written by someone whose career has spanned over forty years on stage and on screen, including thirty lucrative and sometimes uproarious ones in Hollywood. Genuinely laugh-out-loud, it will astound and inspire and along the way reveal the REAL tricks of the dialogue writers' trade. Hutchinson grew up in a remote area of Ireland, without running water, until he moved to Coventry. He started his career equipped with stories from his upbringing and family. Clinging to the Iceberg takes us through his successful career via hilarious anecdotes including a near-death experience on Venice Beach, being paid by Dreamworks to not actually work for them, and struggling to stay sane on location on one of the great movie flops of all time.

Yearbook of Agriculture

Iceberg , Butterhead , Romaine , and Spinach and other tender greens Leaf . need only the water clinging to the Iceberg lettuce is by far the major leaves ...



ISBN: MINN:30000008784468

Category: Agriculture


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Food for Us All

Iceberg , Butterhead , Romaine , and Spinach and other tender greens Leaf . need only the water clinging to the Iceberg lettuce is by far the major leaves ...

Author: United States. Department of Agriculture


ISBN: IND:32000006166187

Category: Agriculture

Page: 360

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Iceberg Utilization

... Conference and Workshops on Iceberg Utilization for Fresh Water Production, ... contact with the iceberg as there will be a clinging force available.

Author: A. A. Husseiny

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483159171

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 780

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Iceberg Utilization covers the proceedings of the First International Conference and Workshops on Iceberg Utilization for Fresh Water Production, Weather Modification and Other Applications, held at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA on October 2-6, 1977. The book focuses on the efforts to consider the feasibility of using icebergs as alternative water and energy resources relative to the growing concern on global water and energy shortage. The compilation first offers information on the patterns of cooperation in international science and technology and evaluation of subsidiary effects and concomitant issues and challenges in iceberg utilization. The text also looks at the consideration of icebergs as potential water resource, including arctic drifting stations, remote sensing, and transport of icebergs. The book discusses elements of iceberg technology and remote sensing of thickness of icebergs, as well as sources and properties of tabular icebergs and towing, handling, processing, and selection of icebergs. The text also considers the international law problems in the acquisition and transportation of Antarctic icebergs; ecological considerations of iceberg transport from Antarctic waters; and energy and freshwater production from icebergs. The selection is a dependable reference for readers wanting to explore the potential of icebergs as energy and water resource.

Wide Awake

Far up in the iceberg's frozen home , Far down through ... The iceberg sinketh the ship and they cling to the iceberg . But fast to the iceberg's side they ...



ISBN: UOM:39015063049251



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Vols. 12-13 include the separately paged supplement: Warlock o'Glenwarlock... By George Macdonald.

Voyage of the Iceberg

They stand instead, balanced along the keel like a grotesque line of tightrope walkers, swaying, shivering, clinging to each other, trying to shut their ...

Author: Richard Brown

Publisher: Lorimer

ISBN: 9781459400870

Category: Transportation

Page: 156

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This is the story of the most famous iceberg of all time--the iceberg that has gripped the imagination of the world, that humbled human technology and dramatized the wonders and dangers of the North Atlantic Ocean. Author Richard Brown uses the iceberg's story to present the natural history of the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic at the turn of the twentieth century. A rich panoply of birds, whales, bears, seals and other ships cross the path of the iceberg. With an expert's understanding of natural history and an authentic storyteller's voice, Brown weaves these storylines together as the iceberg slowly drifts away from Greenland and down the coast of Labrador to its fateful encounter with the world's most famous ship. With extensive illustrations drawn from volumes of exploration and natural history of the period, this is a beautiful and compelling read. First published in 1983 and championed by publishers worldwide, this reprint of the original edition is accompanied by a brief biographical note on Richard Brown's career as a research scientist working for the Canadian Wildlife Service.

The National Quarterly Review

i As there are those who still cling to the iceberg theory to explain the events of the glacial era in American geology , we may mention that Agassiz and ...



ISBN: IOWA:31858045492265

Category: Periodicals


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Iceberg Right Ahead

Towering icebergs sparkled pink, blue, lavender, and white in the growing light ... did not bring the same relief to the men clinging to collapsible boat B.

Author: Stephanie Sammartino McPherson

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 9781512457735

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and sentence highlighting to engage reluctant readers! "Iceberg, Right Ahead!" Only 160 minutes passed between the time a sailor on lookout duty uttered these chilling words and the moment when the mighty ocean liner Titanic totally disappeared into the cold, dark waters of the North Atlantic. This century-old tragedy, which took more than 1,500 lives, still captivates people in the twenty-first century. Seventy-three years separate the two major Titanic events—the 1912 sinking of the vessel and the dramatic 1985 discovery of the wreck by Robert Ballard. But additional stories about the victims, survivors, rescuers, reporters, investigators, and many others show the far-reaching effects this tragedy had on society. Award-winning author Stephanie Sammartino McPherson has collected numerous personal accounts of the event, including the knighted man who spent the rest of his life in seclusion because he was accused of dishonorable behavior in a lifeboat, the stewardess who survived two shipwrecks and a mid-ocean collision, and the New York Times executive who sent multiple reporters to meet the rescue ship, thus earning a national reputation for his newspaper. She also links the Titanic tragedy to changes in regulations worldwide. After a Senate Inquiry and a British trial attempted to assign blame for the disaster, new laws on ship safety were put in place. A group of nations also banded together to form an ice patrol, eventually leading to the formation of the U.S. Coast Guard. Even the most avid Titanic fans will learn something new as McPherson brings the reader up to date on the politics and intrigue still surrounding the wreck—including what modern science can reveal about what really happened to the ship and who was at fault. Prepare to follow the never-ending story of the Titanic into its second century.

An Iceberg As Big As Manhattan

just make out the Union Jack, buffeted by the storm, clinging grimly to its flagpole. Streams of snow twist and surge in the gusts.

Author: David Shukman

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781847657879

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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An Iceberg as Big as Manhattan is a gripping report on the new frontlines of science and the environment from the BBC's Science Editor, David Shukman. His skill is to get the big picture and to present it amid the everyday details of life and people. And these are the major stories of our day, whether Shukman is journeying up the fabled North West Passage in the Arctic, chasing after loggers in the Amazon, battling through plastic waste in the Pacific, or heading to the bottom of the sea to chart the effects of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This new paperback edition of Reporting Live from the End of the Word (9781846688874) has been revised and updated to take stock of recent events. It provides a fascinating eye-witness account of both the environment and of life behind the cameras at the BBC.

Africa s Best and Worst Presidents

However, he turned out to be a completely different person when it comes to seeking wealth and clinging to power. By being like an iceberg that nobody can ...

Author: Mhango, Nkwazi Nkuzi

Publisher: Langaa RPCIG

ISBN: 9789956764723

Category: Political Science

Page: 378

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Africa’s Best and Worst Presidents seeks to deconstruct the current superstructure that colonialism created and maintains. It chastises and challenges Africans, academics in the main, to revisit and write a true history of Africa. Written by Africans themselves, such rewritten histories should aim to counter the counterfeit narratives which have proliferated, poisoned and diminished African sense of self and self-confidence. The history centred on African perspectives and experiences should go a long way in our quest to truly unfetter Africa from dependency, desolations and mismanagement. This book calls upon all Africans to stand up fearlessly and tirelessly to take on decadent and despotic regimes that have always held Africa at ransom as they get lessons from the best managers of state affairs on whose feats they must expand. The option to critique, cross-examine and dissect past African presidents and their excesses is aimed at giving the young and frustrated generations of Africans the intellectual resources they need to arm themselves in resolve and pursuit of Africa’s emancipation.

Woman with the Iceberg Eyes

She was clinging to a seat in an effort not to be catapulted out into the 'bad' sea. She was soaked and shivering. Through the pitch dark she spied the ...

Author: Katherine MacInnes

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750993517

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Captain Scott’s adventure in the Antarctic, the most famous story of exploration in the world, played out on the great ice stage in the south. Oriana Wilson, wife of Scott’s best friend Dr Edward Wilson, was watching from the wings. She is the missing link between many of the most famous names, the lens through which their secrets are revealed. What really happened both in Antarctica and at home? This book presents a valuable and exciting perspective on the golden myth – the widow’s story. Ory’s status as an Antarctic widow gave her access to an unprecedented range of evidence on Scott’s team but it also allowed her into a man’s world at a time when the British Suffragettes were marching. True to her gender and her time, Ory began as the dutiful housewife, but emerged as a scientist and collector in her own right, and the first white woman to venture into the jungles of Darwin, Australia. Ory has been quiet for a century – this biography gives her a voice and gives us a unique view of the first half of the twentieth century seen through her clear blue ‘iceberg eyes’.


He forced himself to keep going, to cling tenaciously to the thread of consciousness. The ground was rough and uneven and he soon lost count of the number ...

Author: Clive Cussler

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748114399

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail The superb third Dirk Pitt classic from multi-million-copy king of the adventure novel, Clive Cussler. The towering iceberg drifting in the North Atlantic was a floating tomb. Embedded in the great gleaming mass was a ship - sealed in so solidly that not even its mast protruded. Here was a sea mystery to rank alongside the Bermuda Triangle and the Marie Celeste. But for Major Dirk Pitt, top troubleshooter for the National Underwater and Marine Agency, it was also the first link in a fantastic chain of events that would lead him too close - and too often - to violent death. And to the discovery of the most sinister and bizarre conspiracy of the century . . . ICEBERG. 'Clive Cussler is the guy I read' Tom Clancy 'The Adventure King' Daily Express

The Iceberg

We all cling to this. A floater, he calls himself. Yet it is Friday, he is being discharged but we are struggling to convince him.

Author: Marion Coutts

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9780802190529

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Winner of the Wellcome Prize A finalist for the Samuel Johnson Prize and the Costa Award “A memoir quite unlike any other. It has the strength of an arrow: taut, spiked, quavering, working to its fatal extraordinary story told in an extraordinary way.”—The Sunday Times “The most heartbreaking memoir of the year.”—Independent on Sunday Winner of the Wellcome Book Prize, and finalist for every major nonfiction award in the UK, including the Samuel Johnson Prize and the Costa Award, The Iceberg is artist and writer Marion Coutts’ astonishing memoir; an “adventure of being and dying “and a compelling, poetic meditation on family, love, and language. In 2008, Tom Lubbock, the chief art critic for The Independent was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The Iceberg is his wife, Marion Coutts’, fierce, exquisite account of the two years leading up to his death. In spare, breathtaking prose, Coutts conveys the intolerable and, alongside their two year old son Ev—whose language is developing as Tom’s is disappearing—Marion and Tom lovingly weather the storm together. In short bursts of exquisitely textured prose, The Iceberg becomes a singular work of art and an uplifting and universal story of endurance in the face of loss.

Tip of the Iceberg

She went under but managed to cling to the boat's side , pleadmercy Between the two of them they could not break her hold , so the father took an axe and ...

Author: Larry O'Connor

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 1551302845

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

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Growing up in remote central Canada, Larry O'Connor was spellbound by the country farther north -- the unknowable white expanses, the harsh lives of its indigenous peoples and animals, and the exploits of its legendary explorers. A memoir of self-discovery, 'Tip of the Iceberg' samples the history and lore of the frozen wastes as it reveals a young man's journey across his family's past. O'Connor is the kind of child the Eskimos might have left to the elements: undersized, frail, an outsider. Yet he is wilful, driven to lift the pall that emanates from his father to blanket the entire family. Underlying the physical coldness of place is an emotional chill. O'Connor's father is a stern, secretive man, barely knowable to his son, misunderstood by those around him. While father and son are poles apart in their temperament, O'Connor senses the traces of a hidden, softer man in his father, a man who retreats to a locked box of memorabilia in the middle of the night. O'Connor pushes on in his quest. O'Connor's spare and elegant prose conveys the heartbreaking weight of the unspoken and unseen: relatives who never call or visit, photographs locked in a cedar chest, forgotten obituaries in back issues of the local newspaper. In eerie counterpoint, O'Connor mixes fact and fable about narwhals, the midnight sun, and the elusive Northwest Passage with details of the two lives -- the maturing son and distant father. At the same time O'Connor ponders the spirit-killing ethos of his working-class town: Do your duty and mind your business, no showing off and no complaining. The effect is cumulative, subtle, and inexorable. Tip of the Iceberg is a remarkable story, perfectly modulated by O'Connor's exquisite style and infused with the kind of deep humanity that comes from understanding and forgiveness.

Tip of the Iceberg

Several hanging glaciers, isolated ones that cling to mountainsides at higher elevations, have disappeared in the past twenty years.

Author: Mark Adams

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101985113

Category: Travel

Page: 336

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**The National Bestseller** From the acclaimed, bestselling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu, a fascinating, wild, and wonder-filled journey into Alaska, America's last frontier In 1899, railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman organized a most unusual summer voyage to the wilds of Alaska: He converted a steamship into a luxury "floating university," populated by some of America's best and brightest scientists and writers, including the anti-capitalist eco-prophet John Muir. Those aboard encountered a land of immeasurable beauty and impending environmental calamity. More than a hundred years later, Alaska is still America's most sublime wilderness, both the lure that draws one million tourists annually on Inside Passage cruises and as a natural resources larder waiting to be raided. As ever, it remains a magnet for weirdos and dreamers. Armed with Dramamine and an industrial-strength mosquito net, Mark Adams sets out to retrace the 1899 expedition. Traveling town to town by water, Adams ventures three thousand miles north through Wrangell, Juneau, and Glacier Bay, then continues west into the colder and stranger regions of the Aleutians and the Arctic Circle. Along the way, he encounters dozens of unusual characters (and a couple of very hungry bears) and investigates how lessons learned in 1899 might relate to Alaska's current struggles in adapting to the pressures of a changing climate and world.

Earth s Climate Evolution

One iceberg... which came close to us when I was below, had a large rock ... Lyell stuck to the iceberg theory more or less unchanged throughout his life.

Author: C. P. Summerhayes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118897379

Category: Science

Page: 416

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To understand climate change today, we first need to know how Earth’s climate changed over the past 450 million years. Finding answers depends upon contributions from a wide range of sciences, not just the rock record uncovered by geologists. In Earth’s Climate Evolution, Colin Summerhayes analyzes reports and records of past climate change dating back to the late 18th century to uncover key patterns in the climate system. The book will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about future climate change. The book takes a unique approach to the subject providing a description of the greenhouse and icehouse worlds of the past 450 million years since land plants emerged, ignoring major earlier glaciations like that of Snowball Earth, which occurred around 600 million years ago in a world free of land plants. It describes the evolution of thinking in palaeoclimatology and introduces the main players in the field and how their ideas were received and, in many cases, subsequently modified. It records the arguments and discussions about the merits of different ideas along the way. It also includes several notes made from the author’s own personal involvement in palaeoclimatological and palaeoceanographic studies, and from his experience of working alongside several of the major players in these fields in recent years. This book will be an invaluable reference for both undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in related fields and will also be of interest to historians of science and/or geology, climatology and oceanography. It should also be of interest to the wider scientific and engineering community, high school science students, policy makers, and environmental NGOs. Reviews: "Outstanding in its presentation of the facts and a good read in the way that it intersperses the climate story with the author's own experiences. [This book] puts the climate story into a compelling geological history." -Dr. James Baker "The book is written in very clear and concise prose, [and takes] original, enlightening, and engaging approach to talking about 'ideas' from the perspective of the scientists who promoted them." -Professor Christopher R. Scotese "A thrilling ride through continental drift and its consequences." - Professor Gerald R. North "Written in a style and language which can be easily understood by laymen as well as scientists." - Professor Dr Jörn Thiede "What makes this book particularly distinctive is how well it builds in the narrative of change in ideas over time." - Holocene book reviews, May 2016 "This is a fascinating book and the author’s biographical approach gives it great human appeal." - E Adlard


Lyell stuck to the iceberg theory more or less unchanged throughout his life. ... preferring still to think of them as deposited from floating icebergs.

Author: Colin P. Summerhayes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119591504

Category: Science

Page: 560

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Life on our planet depends upon having a climate that changes within narrow limits – not too hot for the oceans to boil away nor too cold for the planet to freeze over. Over the past billion years Earth’s average temperature has stayed close to 14-15°C, oscillating between warm greenhouse states and cold icehouse states. We live with variation, but a variation with limits. Paleoclimatology is the science of understanding and explaining those variations, those limits, and the forces that control them. Without that understanding we will not be able to foresee future change accurately as our population grows. Our impact on the planet is now equal to a geological force, such that many geologists now see us as living in a new geological era – the Anthropocene. Paleoclimatology describes Earth’s passage through the greenhouse and icehouse worlds of the past 800 million years, including the glaciations of Snowball Earth in a world that was then free of land plants. It describes the operation of the Earth’s thermostat, which keeps the planet fit for life, and its control by interactions between greenhouse gases, land plants, chemical weathering, continental motions, volcanic activity, orbital change and solar variability. It explains how we arrived at our current understanding of the climate system, by reviewing the contributions of scientists since the mid-1700s, showing how their ideas were modified as science progressed. And it includes reflections based on the author’s involvement in palaeoclimatic research. The book will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about future climate change. It will be an invaluable course reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students in geology, climatology, oceanography and the history of science.