Against the Tide of Years is a novel of ideas, not of characters or even plot. At the end of the four-hundred plus pages, very little has actually happened, although Stirling does spend quite a bit of time giving the technical information about what the Nantucketters and Walkerites are producing and how they go about doing it. For people who miss the old-time nuts-and-bolts science fiction, Against the Tide of Years may well provide them with what they are looking for.

The right of property owners to keep the public off their coastal land is coming under review. Ross Clark reports on the potential ramifications

Most of the hikers who divert from the South West Coast path on to the beach at Mouth Mill, in North Devon, are probably unaware that they are technically trespassing on private property. The beach, set against a heavily wooded cliff, is part of the Clovelly Estate, owned by the Rous family.

"We have always encouraged the public to enjoy the coast," says John Rous. "We have even published a brochure to help people explore the area. We have never tried to stop people going on to the beach, but ultimately we would like to retain the right to preserve privacy in the event of something untoward - say a rave - happening there."

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This is the second book of a trilogy about events that take place when Nantucket Island is transported back in time to 1250 BCE. The Republic of Nantucket enters into an alliance with Akkadia (Babylon), the Island is attacked by Tartessos , first steps are undertaken to colonize eastern South America and Peter Girenas departs on his expedition to survey North America.

William Walker and his followers have reached Achaea (Ancient Greece) following Walker's defeat in the Alban War . Within weeks Walker demonstrates cannon to Agamemnon, the High King, and introduces the Roman alphabet. Alice Hong sets up sanitation and modern looms. Bill Cuddy sets up lathes and forges.

Walker pressures John Martins into working on steel production and talks to a local architect about building a dam, a watermill, a blast furnace and outbuildings for a workforce.

Against the Tide of Years is a novel of ideas, not of characters or even plot. At the end of the four-hundred plus pages, very little has actually happened, although Stirling does spend quite a bit of time giving the technical information about what the Nantucketters and Walkerites are producing and how they go about doing it. For people who miss the old-time nuts-and-bolts science fiction, Against the Tide of Years may well provide them with what they are looking for.

The right of property owners to keep the public off their coastal land is coming under review. Ross Clark reports on the potential ramifications

Most of the hikers who divert from the South West Coast path on to the beach at Mouth Mill, in North Devon, are probably unaware that they are technically trespassing on private property. The beach, set against a heavily wooded cliff, is part of the Clovelly Estate, owned by the Rous family.

"We have always encouraged the public to enjoy the coast," says John Rous. "We have even published a brochure to help people explore the area. We have never tried to stop people going on to the beach, but ultimately we would like to retain the right to preserve privacy in the event of something untoward - say a rave - happening there."

Against the Tide of Years is a novel of ideas, not of characters or even plot. At the end of the four-hundred plus pages, very little has actually happened, although Stirling does spend quite a bit of time giving the technical information about what the Nantucketters and Walkerites are producing and how they go about doing it. For people who miss the old-time nuts-and-bolts science fiction, Against the Tide of Years may well provide them with what they are looking for.

Against the Tide of Years is a novel of ideas, not of characters or even plot. At the end of the four-hundred plus pages, very little has actually happened, although Stirling does spend quite a bit of time giving the technical information about what the Nantucketters and Walkerites are producing and how they go about doing it. For people who miss the old-time nuts-and-bolts science fiction, Against the Tide of Years may well provide them with what they are looking for.

The right of property owners to keep the public off their coastal land is coming under review. Ross Clark reports on the potential ramifications

Most of the hikers who divert from the South West Coast path on to the beach at Mouth Mill, in North Devon, are probably unaware that they are technically trespassing on private property. The beach, set against a heavily wooded cliff, is part of the Clovelly Estate, owned by the Rous family.

"We have always encouraged the public to enjoy the coast," says John Rous. "We have even published a brochure to help people explore the area. We have never tried to stop people going on to the beach, but ultimately we would like to retain the right to preserve privacy in the event of something untoward - say a rave - happening there."

With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts.


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