|James Cameron's Avatar: An Activist Survival Guide: A Confidential Report on the Biological and Social History of Pandora|
|Author||Maria Wilhelm and Dirk Mathison|
|Release date||December 1, 2009|
|Chapters||2 + 10|
|Pages||224 (xvii + 203)|
|Size||23.1 x 15 x 2 cm; |
9.1 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
|Weight||481 g; 1.06 lbs.|
James Cameron's Avatar: An Activist Survival Guide is a book that describes the dangers of Pandora. It is presented like a field guide, and according to the back cover, is from the perspective of RDA researchers.
The Activist Survival Guide is a companion "field guide" to the film Avatar. The book's original purpose was to fill in some of the gaps that the movie itself could not cover. Displayed as a confidential Resources Development Administration report, it describes in great detail everything from names and characteristics of the various flora and fauna of the Pandoran environment to the specifications of RDA technology and weaponry. 224 pages long, it is presented in full color and includes illustrations and pictures of the material.
"For Internal Use Only"
Field notes and other data from the Resources Development Administration's xenobiological research and scientific labs have been compiled as a guide to the many unique aspects of the moon Pandora. This report details Pandora's alien ecosystem; its mining motherlode and topography; its flora and fauna; and the culture, language, and physiology of the native population, the aggressive hunter-gatherer race called the Na'vi. Exceedingly profitable, Pandora provides challenges to successful exploration and extraction. From its gravity-defying Hallelujah Mountains to its gargantuan natural Stone Arches, and from the small but venomous hellfire wasp to the gigantic carnivorous thanator, Pandora poses continual dangers to RDA aerial- and ground-forces daily. Also included in this manual are highly confidential and detailed descriptions of RDA technology and weapons systems deployed to suppress the indigenous hostiles and defend employees against the dangerous Pandoran environment.
This document has been circulated without the knowledge or the consent of the Resources Development Administration. Anyone found in possession of this document faces imprisonment or more extreme punishment.
Table of contents
|a. Pandora: A Survival Handbook||X|
|1. Astronomy and Geology||2|
|2. Na'vi Physiology and Culture||24|
|3. Fauna of Pandora||48|
|4. Flora of Pandora||106|
|5. Human Technology on Pandora||144|
|6. RDA Weapons Guide||170|
|7. RDA Documents||180|
|9. Na'vi-English Dictionary||190|
The Survival Guide has been translated into several other languages that are listed below: