A Fish Caught in Time

A Fish Caught in Time

Author: Samantha Weinberg

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1857029070

Category: Coelacanth

Page: 241

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Tells the story of the discovery, in 1938, of a coelacanth, a fish believed to have died out with the dinosaurs, and discusses the ensuing search for additional specimens for scientific study, and the political battles between countries who fought to claim the prize fish as their own.

Final Fling

Final Fling

Author: Kate Westbrook

Publisher: John Murray Publishers

ISBN: 0719567807

Category: Bond, James (Fictitious character)

Page: 282

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It's the mid-1960s and the British secret intelligence service is hit by a series of defection scandals. Facing considerable personal danger, Jane Moneypenny combines forces with 007 to try to smoke out a mole that she is convinced is buried deep in the heart of the Office. But as Bond is sacked and M forced into retirement, Moneypenny may have to find him alone. Forty-two years later, Miss Moneypenny's niece and heir, Kate Westbrook, starts to suspect that her aunt's death was not an accident. She is sure the clues to what happened lie in the search for the mole. But as she pieces them together, she realises that there are significant forces determined to prevent her. From the glamour of 1960s Jamaica to the treacherous beaches of the Outer Hebrides, Final Fling relates the thrilling adventures of the world's most famous secretary and reveals just how far people are prepared to go to defend - or betray - their beliefs.

Secret Servant

Secret Servant

Author: Kate Westbrook

Publisher: John Murray Publishers

ISBN: 0719567696

Category: Diary fiction

Page: 311

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Jane Moneypenny may project a cool, calm and collected image but her secret diaries reveal a rather different story. In the grip of an uncertain love affair and haunted by a dark family secret, the last thing she needs is a crisis at work. But the Secret Intelligence Service is in chaos. One senior officer is on trial for treason, another has defected to Moscow and her beloved James Bond has been brainwashed by the KGB. Only a woman's touch can save them. Moneypenny soon finds herself embroiled in a highly-charged adventure infused with the glamour of the Cold War espionage game. Alone on a dangerous Russian mission she turns, with breathless intimacy, to writing a truly explosive private diary.

Moneypenny Diaries

Moneypenny Diaries

Author: Guardian Angel

Publisher: John Murray

ISBN: 0719567777

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Page: 320

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'My heart breaks for James' - so begin the explosive, private diaries of Miss Jane Moneypenny. As Personal Secretary to Secret Service chief M. and colleague and confidante of James Bond, Jane Moneypenny guarded vital secrets. With no one to confide in, she found herself breaking the first rule of espionage. Unbeknownst to anyone, she kept a diary, which became an outlet for her innermost thoughts and secrets. It should never have been made public . . .

The Annotated Old Four Legs

The Annotated Old Four Legs

Author: Mike Bruton

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 9781775845010

Category: Science

Page: 304

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When the famous South African fish scientist Professor JLB Smith published Old Fourlegs – The Story of the Coelacanth in 1956 he created an international sensation. After all, this 400-million-year-old fish, known only from fossil remains, was thought to have become extinct around 66 million years ago! JLB Smith’s dramatic account of the discovery of the first and second coelacanths in 1938 and 1952 turned him into a cult figure and put South African science on the world map. His book was eventually published in six English editions and translated into nine foreign languages. Mike Bruton’s The Annotated Old Fourlegs includes a facsimile reprint of the original book, to which he has added notes and images in the margins that provide an interesting and revealing commentary on Smith’s text, as well as new introductory and explanatory chapters that bring the coelacanth story up to date.

Ecological Census Techniques

Ecological Census Techniques

Author: Sutherland William J

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521478154

Category: Science

Page: 354

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A concise guide to the techniques for estimating population numbers in plants and animals.