Coalmines under the sea Coal-measures sandstone with thanks to David Kelly for this photo Note: In Marchthe liquidators have agreed that West Cumbria Mining should take on a 2-year lease to use the Visitor Centre as office space.
The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall [ edit ] Pern was explored and cleared for colonization by an Exploration and Evaluation Corps team, two hundred years before the actual colonization commenced. The EEC team spent ten days assessing the planet.
They recorded geographical, geological, botanical, ecological and zoological information in a variety of locations, some of which are recognizable as areas of interest in other Pern stories. One member of the EEC team, Shavva bint Faroud, found the pristine planet so beautiful that she struggled to remain objective.
Eventually, they labelled the planet with the acronym: Parallel Earth, Resources Negligible i. These people had lived in a technocratic society recovering from a war with an alien race.
The 6, colonists wanted to return to an agrarian society with a low level of technology so badly that they were prepared to take a fifteen-year one-way journey to an isolated part of the galaxy.
This was responsible for the mysterious bare circles noted in the EEC report. A small indigenous lifeform, the fire-lizardwas discovered with remarkable adaptations against Thread: McCaffrey explored another of her favourite themes, biological manipulation, using it as a plot device to allow the colonists to battle Thread.
Kitti Pinga scientist trained in genetic manipulation by the Eridani, genetically "upgraded" these into full-sized flame-breathing telepathic dragonswho were able to sear the Thread before it could fall to the ground.
Dragonriders became a vitally important and highly respected profession, especially after a mass migration to the northern continent, where they lived in Weyrs weyr rhymes with 'here'and, as time progressed, the settlers forgot their Terran origins.
First Fall[ edit ] In the weeks following the first Thread attack, the colonists debated Role of the women in riders to the sea a homing capsule to Earth, asking for help. The colonists demonstrated independence and bravery, traits that come to typify the Pernese, in deciding to fight Thread alone.
A small segment of the community disagreed, and Ted Tubbermancolony botanist, stole the official colony SOS beacon and sent it off on a homemade launch pad. As a punishment for this, Ted was shunned by the colony. In the southern hemisphere, the Erica found the original settlement buried under volcanic ash, but a faint beacon still pulsed in the southern mountain range.
Ross and his crew found original colonist Stev Kimmernow an old man, in charge at Honshu Hold. Stev misled Ross and his crew that he and his people were the last survivors of the colony, thanks to the depredations of Thread.
They were evacuated, and the Rukbat system was interdicted, ensuring that Pern would remain undisturbed in future centuries. In a departure from reality, Rukbat of the Pern stories is a spectral class G yellow, like our sun star; the real Rukbat is a blue, class B star—although it could be that the star Pern orbits is simply a Sol-type star that is near the real Rukbat which was given the brighter star's name for convenience.
See spectral classification for more information. Pern has two moons, Belior and Timor in order of distance.
The Rukbat system in the novel also contains two asteroid belts and an Oort cloud. The Oort cloud and a rogue "sixth" planet, the Red Star a Sedna -class inner Oort cloud objectplays a major role in the series, as it is the source of Thread.
See more on the orbital mechanics that effect the planet Pern, the "Red Star" and Thread below. Geography[ edit ] Pern bears three continents, four major oceans, and a large number of islands. The largest continent, the Southern, is noted for large areas of grassland and jungleas well as high tectonic and volcanic activity probably due to the two moons, although this increases with the coming of the Red Star.
The Northern Continent, in contrast, is relatively infertile, composed primarily of 'shield' bedrock and is the most tectonically stable landmass on the planet.
Not much is known of the small Far Western Continent, as it has never been explored; its existence is known only from orbital satellite surveys and maritime expeditions.
Pern is noted for its high incidence of cave systems, particularly in the Northern Continent. This feature heavily influenced the development of human society on the planet, as humans forced to take shelter in these caves eventually developed an intricate culture associated with cave-dwelling in a feudal society at a medieval to Renaissance level of technology.
Pern is relatively lacking in most major metals. Nonetheless, sufficient deposits of petroleum and metals exist to supply a high-technology agrarian societythough not a high-technology industrial society.
Although Pern has four major oceansthe only ocean of major concern to most inhabitants of Pern is the Southern, which separates the Northern and Southern Continents.
Few expeditions have explored the Western and Eastern Oceans to either side of the main continents, and the Ring Sea is known only from satellite observations. The Southern Ocean is noted for its volatile weather and strong currents, which present a challenge for mariners.
At least one tropical cyclone has occurred in the ocean in the course of the books. Firestone[ edit ] Firestone is a phosphorus -bearing rock found on Pern.
Dragons and fire lizards are able to produce spontaneously flammable phosphine gas from firestone, and to burn Thread out of the air by emitting the gas. There are two firestone varieties.The Sea in Synge's "Riders to the Sea" is an agent of both destruction and sustenance. The article analyzes Synge's sea as a literal and figurative backdrop, connected to the action of the play.
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