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In a dystopian future of mounting sea levels, the rich have access to a rejuvenating vaccine that can allow lifespans of hundreds of years. A young man named Riel arrives in the urban metropolis of Montreal and meets a young woman, Neve, who is allied with rebel insurgents (the "Bastards of God") fighting the corporate powers that control the city and the vaccine.
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Riel follows Neve into the rebel ranks just as the security forces of the city begin their murderous search for the mysterious Gana.
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Gana raids the headquarters of Juvex Corp even as the Bastards of God, under mounting pressure from the police, fall into infighting and take hostages--amongst them Neve.
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Riel learns to his horror that the police have decided to solve the hostage standoff with extreme prejudice: no traces, no witnesses, no rebels, no hostages . . . and Gana finds that mercenaries hired by Juvex Corp are closing in on her.
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The radical new leader of the Bastards of God threatens to execute a hostage every hour if his demands are not met, Neve tries to escape from her captors, and Riel searches desperately for a solution.
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In the finale to Ab Irato, Riel tries to save Neve even as Gana's final confrontation with the CEO of Juvex comes to its bloody conclusion, and a city pushed to the brink by rage and anger threatens to implode.
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To the untrained eye, one rock looks like another. But for the geologists who study them, rocks tell stories. Whether rocks are igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic, each one holds clues about Earth’s history and formation. From dynamic creation to wave battered erosion, get ready to discover the science of rocks and the people who love them.
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On a dark night as you watch the sky with your friends, a rock with a fiery tail shoots across the sky. A comet! Asteroids and comets hurtle through space, sometimes a little too close to Earth. But did you know that they are linked to life on this planet? From the asteroid Ceres to Halley’s comet, blast into space and enter the lonely existence of asteroids and comets.
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Plants may look innocent, but they’re sneaky, tricky, secretive little buggers. You could watch them all day and they would never move an inch. But hidden from your eyes, their roots, leaves, and blossoms are always working. From photosynthesis to reproduction, get ready to uncover the science of plants and the secrets that they keep.
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With a fiery red explosion, a volcano becomes a disaster in the blink of an eye. Lava and ash shower down, covering the landscape for miles. Starting with molten rock beneath Earth’s surface, each eruption can cause incredible damage and destruction. From volcano formation to studying volcanoes, prepare to jump into a scalding look at volcanic eruptions.
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