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Napier, Bill

Works: 58 works in 161 publications in 4 languages and 4,722 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Code and cipher stories  Suspense fiction  History  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Instrumentalist
Classifications: PR6114.A65, 823.914
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Publications about Bill Napier
Publications by Bill Napier
Most widely held works about Bill Napier
Most widely held works by Bill Napier
Comets and the origin of life by Janaki Wickramasinghe( file )
10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,034 libraries worldwide
"The idea that comets may be connected with the origin of life on Earth was considered heresy a few decades ago, with scientists shying away from this possibility as if from a medieval superstition. However the case that comets may have contributed at least the complex organic building blocks of life has become very strong, and mechanisms have now been identified whereby comets may incubate and transfer microbial life from one cosmic habitat to another in the Galaxy. The latter process cometary panspermia was pioneered by the late Sir Fred Hoyle and one of the present authors in the early 1980's. A theory that was once controversial is slowly gaining scientific respectability and support. The recent surge of interest in astrobiology has led to a spate of books in astrobiology - combining astronomy and biology - but in most of these, cometary panspermia is dealt with only cursorily. The present book sets out the case for cometary panspermia in a cogent way, combining evidence from space science, celestial mechanics, geology and microbiology. It should be an essential part of any university course on astrobiology, and also serve as a reference textbook for researchers in the field."--Page 4 of cover
Nemesis by Bill Napier( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 709 libraries worldwide
Called in to stop an asteroid that is on a collision course with Earth, physicist Dr. Oliver Webb is on a desperate mission that is complicated by the discovery of a seventeenth-century manuscript that could hold the key to saving lives
The cosmic serpent : a catastrophist view of earth history by Victor Clube( Book )
7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 541 libraries worldwide
Splintered icon by Bill Napier( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 441 libraries worldwide
Hired to appraise a four-hundred-year-old journal, supposedly by the cabin boy aboard Sir Walter Raleigh's expedition, antiquarian bookseller Harry Blake soon finds that the enigmatic volume is much more, when his client is murdered
The origin of comets by M. E Bailey( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 408 libraries worldwide
The cosmic winter by Victor Clube( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
The lure by Bill Napier( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 302 libraries worldwide
In a top-secret research facility, a team of scientists receive an unexpected message from the depths of space. At first, the blizzard of sub-nuclear particles seemed random. But soon a pattern emerges that could only have come from an alien intelligence far more advanced than our own. Now it's up to Irish mathematician Tom Petrie to decode these messages and unlock their secret'one that is believed to contain an unimaginable technological breakthrough, and has the power to change the course of human history'unless the world's superpowers succeed in suppressing the truth. Can Petrie and his team unmask the message's true intent while evading those who aim to crush its extraordinary revelations' A desperate race against time'and through space'is about to begin'.in The Lure by Bill Napier
Revelation by Bill Napier( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 libraries worldwide
"Fred Findhorn has just landed on an unstable Arctic iceberg to dig through the wreckage of a 1944 Russian military aircraft. His mission: to recover the frozen body of brilliant atomic scientist Lev Petrosian and a briefcase, containing top-secret documents about the clandestine meeting to which he was headed before the crash... But, as Findhorn is about to discover, there are other scientists, government officials, and rogue operatives who will do anything to learn Petrosian{u2019}s secrets, and are willing to kill to keep them buried."--p. [4] of cover
Shattered icon by Bill Napier( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
Spædingsroman. Harry Blake lever et stille liv som forhandler af gamle kort i en lille engelsk by, indtil en lokal landmand beder ham om et vurdere et 400 år gammelt tidsskrift og dernæst brutalt bliver myrdet
The Furies by Bill Napier( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
When a biochemical weapon designed by the Nazis half a century ago crashes into an Arizona canyon, former spy and World War II-era weapons expert Lewis Sharp must solve a sixty-year-old mystery within five days to stop the weapon from unleashing mass destruction on the world
Beeldenstorm by Bill Napier( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Een handelaar in oude kaarten wordt op alle mogelijke manieren tegengewerkt in zijn poging een in code geschreven antiek manuscript te ontcijferen
Nemesis by Bill Napier( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Wanneer een komeet, die door Rusland uit zijn baan is gebracht, Amerika dreigt te vernietigen, moet een groep geleerden het tij proberen te keren
Bob Schulz and His Frisco Jazz Band by Bob Schulz( file )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Harde kern by Bill Napier( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in Dutch and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Wanneer vijftig jaar na een vliegtuigongeluk geheime documenten op de Noordpool worden gevonden, proberen diverse instanties deze te bemachtigen
Der 77. Grad : Mysterythriller by Bill Napier( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in German and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Rez.: Der Antiquar Harry Blake soll im Auftrag eines reichen Lords ein 400 Jahre altes Manuskript entschlüsseln. Eine fremde Frau bietet ihm viel Geld für die Tagebuchaufzeichnungen eines schottischen Schiffsjungen aus der Zeit Elisabeths I. Kurze Zeit später wird sein Auftraggeber brutal getötet. Gemeinsam mit dessen Tochter und einer Historikerin verfolgt Blake die Spur einer im Jahre 1585 durchgeführten Geheimexpedition des Seeabenteurers Sir Walter Raleigh. Das Ziel der Reise in die Karibik war damals der mysteriöse "Längengrad Gottes". Auf der Suche nach einer verschollenen Reliquie decken die 3 Forscher eine unglaubliche Verschwörung auf. Der Autor (zuletzt "Die Offenbarung": BA 3/02), dessen Mysterythriller auf der Dan-Brown-Welle mitschwimmt, erzählt in 2 parallel verlaufenden Handlungssträngen eine fesselnde, mit interessanten wissenschaftlichen Fakten über Astronomie, Kartografie und Kalenderkunde gespickte Handlung. Breit einsetzbar. (Ulrich Kühne)
Hiver cosmique by Victor Clube( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Die Offenbarung : Roman by Bill Napier( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in German and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Le secret de l'Icône by Bill Napier( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in French and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Une autre "Da Vinci coderie" avec secrets, conspirations, énigmes et assassinats. [SDM]
Tolerance of wheat varieties to soil-borne wheat mosaic virus (SBWMV) by R Bayles( Article )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Napier, B.
Napier, Bill.
Napier, W. M.
Napier, W.M., 1940-
Napier, W. M. (William M.)
Napier, Willam
Napier, William.
Napier, William, 1940-
Napier, William M.
Napier, William M. 1940-
ナピエ, W. M
ネイピア, ビル
English (92)
German (11)
Dutch (5)
French (3)
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