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  • The planet has begun to regenerate itself but still has a vast expanse of what are called hotlands, radioactive wastes that are completely uninhabitable.

    Vulcan’s Glory

  • On the way he encountered difficulties and his army of 3000 was reduced to 1000, but he persevered through torrid equatorial hotlands, deserts, up into the mountains into the cold regions over 3000 meters, and delivered another defeat for Spain.

    Simón Bolívar: A Life, by John Lynch « Unknowing

  • Uniquely Mexican, the leather-backed chairs and benches rest on a frame made of strips of bark harvested from the trees of the Tierra Caliente, the hotlands of Michoacán, and combined with small hardwood twigs and branches.

    The artesanias of Michoacan - an introduction

  • He remembered that the Gavran family derived their title from their vast Venus hotlands estates; that Gavran Sarn, the man who had brought this thing to the Fourth Level, had been born on the inner planet.

    Police Operation

  • I know what Bolívar’s Quinta in Bogotá looks like, I regularly walk past the window he leapt out of (it has a Latin inscription), I regularly go past the last house he stayed in before abandoning Bogotá, I know the weather of the paramos, I know the torrid hotlands a bit, the places are familiar and the ways of them, the houses, the people.

    Simón Bolívar: A Life, by John Lynch « Unknowing


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