There are zeppelins over South Kensington and boat people in the South Atlantic. Among them are Emily and daughter Jenny, travelling south to safety and a reunion with John, who has gone ahead to find work. They travel with Browning, a sailor who has already saved their lives more than once. In the slang of their post-melt world, Emily and Jenny are refugees known as ‘mangoes’, a corruption of the saying ‘man go south’.
Shackleton’s Man Goes South is a novel by Tony White, published in limited edition paperback and as a free (and DRM-free) ebook by the Science Museum, London. This thought-provoking new work of fiction is the Science Museum’s 2013 Atmosphere commission, and a display in the Museum’s Atmosphere Gallery (until spring 2014) charts some of the scientific and literary inspiration behind the novel.
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Author(s): Publisher: Schmall World Publishing
Tipping Point: There will be no return...
1903: The Arctic's fabled Northwest Passage is navigated for the first time. 2012: An eminent climatologist is found dead in his London apartment. For Robert Spire, an environmental lawyer, what seems like a standard executor's appointment in his client's will, turns out to be anything but, as he is thrust into an international conspiracy involving a terrorist plan to push the Arctic to its tipping point, and the world to disaster...
TIPPING POINT is a fast-paced disaster-fiction action-thriller with a perfect blend of suspense, action, adventure and thrills to keep you turning the pages until the very end.
TWO DEAD CLIMATOLOGISTS...
AN INTERNATIONAL CONSPIRACY...
A LOOMING ECOLOGICAL DISASTER...
When eminent climatologist Dr Dale Stanton - in the process of studying the Atlantic Ocean's Thermohaline Circulation - is found dead in his London apartment, environmental lawyer, Robert Spire, is given the task to administer a large legacy left by him to global warming organisations. The job should have been straightforward, until a second climatologist, Dr Jack Bannister drops dead on the other side of the Atlantic.
AN INTERNATIONAL CONSPIRACY
Spire's client - suspicious of her son's death - asks him to travel to San Francisco to investigate Dr Jack Bannister's death. Whilst there, Spire learns of a plan to seed the Arctic Ocean with an experimental substance - the aim, to prevent, or at least slow the Arctic's melting ice. A Russian female assassin is tracking Spire's every move however, suggesting that someone clearly has other plans for the region, and wants the climatologists dead at all costs.
A LOOMING ECOLOGICAL DISASTER
As evidence of increased glacial melt in Greenland and reduction in the Arctic ice mounts, Spire becomes determined to join the joint US/French expedition to seed the Arctic. He soon finds however, that the lives of all on board are in peril as he discovers a plan that threatens to push the Arctic to its tipping point and the Earth to disaster...
TIPPING POINT is a Climate-Fiction themed Action-thriller, set in London, Paris, San Francisco and along the Northwest Passage all the way to the Arctic...
"Simon Rosser's scientific and psychological thriller "Tipping Point" is one of the best I have read in the past decade. He has a gift for fluent narrative, realistic characterisation and for creating settings that come vividly to life for the reader. He blends tension and suspense very successfully against the contemporary background of global warming and its sinister implications."
- Author, TV presenter and Priest Lionel Fanthorpe
Simon Rosser, author of The A-Z of Global Warming draws on his experience to write Tipping Point, a pacey disaster-fiction adventure-thriller with an environmental theme. With crisp dialogue and engaging characters, Tipping Point will appeal to readers interested in adventure thrillers with an environmental twist.
What the readers are saying;
"Compelling story about a very current issue"
"Tip top global adventure"
"Great yarn, couldn't put it down"
"Well-crafted environmental thriller"
- 24 April 2013
- £ FREE
- ISBN: 978-1-900747-65-3 (EPUB) / ISBN: 978-1-900747-66-0 (.mobi)
- Compatible with most devices currently in use.
Limited Edition paperback (exclusively available from the Science Museum’s shop):
- 24 April 2013
- 178 pages
- ISBN 978-1-900747-64-6
Thanks to Tony White for the contribution!