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  • Lectures on Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics

    by Stefan Lindström

    Lectures on Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics is suitable for Bachelor's level education at schools of engineering with an academic profile. It gives a concise and formal account of the theoretical framework of elementary Engineering Mechanics.

    A distinguishing feature of this textbook is that its content is consistently structured into postulates, definitions and theorems, with rigorous derivations. The reader finds support in a wealth of illustrations and a cros... more

  • Climbing Higher: Answering the Big Questions

    by Robert Wheeler, PhD
    Not everyone climb mountains, however stories of climbing adventures provide insight into the adventure of life that we all share: overcoming obstacles and reaching out to something bigger and higher than immediate daily activities. History and psychology indicate that this is a strong human need that includes having a sense of meaning and purpose. Mountains can symbolize obstacles in meeting these needs, and experiences in climbing mountains provide a vehicle both actually and figuratively for ... more
  • Howley's Family: Front Entry Whimsy

    by John Nordloh
    Everyone has a different way of creating a welcoming entry way. From flower boxes to seasonal decorations, adding a personal touch around the front door is the perfect way to greet your guests. At our ‘humble chapeau’ many years ago, Carolyn’s daughter, Mary, gave her a delightfully howling wall sculpture as a house-warming gift. It was originally hung on a rear door until it was moved from obscurity to the front entry. And ‘Howley’ was given star treatment by decorating the happy whimsical... more
  • Starting Your First Patio Garden: A Coffee Table Book

    by E. Hughes

    Make your home even more fabulous with great tips on starting a potted patio garden sure to provide you with the lush garden your heart desires, even if you lack a green thumb. You can enjoy flowers and vibrant hearty fruits and vegetables, right on your own patio, backyard or porch. You can grow them in pots and gift your friends, families, and guests with some of the best homegrown fruits and vegetables they have ever had.

    The must have book for would-be gardeners in the city!
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  • Love This Beautiful Musical Mathematical Universe

    by Lena Rabi Capapas, M.D.
    This book, Love This Beautiful Musical Mathematical Universe, introduces the reader to the history of quantum physics and the discovery of certain principles and hidden laws of nature that underlie the experience of our earthly reality. At the same time, it endeavors to connect these said principles and laws to ancient sacred teachings and practices, as well as to the all-too-real mystical experiences in everyday-life; leading to an understanding of how we, conscious beings, have a participator... more
  • The Path to the Boat - Really So

    by U. Notmi
    When representations seem as the things themselves there is no way to understand and no escape. It means endless stumbling and much suffering while actually everything could have been nice and easy. But there is a way, and this book is there in order to show and clarify it beyond the shadow of a doubt. It is about the integration of all things, and the problem lies where this had been avoided, particularly regarding our own minds. The conclusion is quite shocking, yet if you have the guts and ... more
  • Dark Matter is Nonexistent

    by Eugene J. Laviolette
    Dark Matter is Nonexistent by Eugene J. Laviolette theorizes, based on mathematical calculation that dark matter does not exist. This explosive scientific theory just may change what we know about the Universe forever. Proving conversion of Conventional Second-Dimensional calculations to Third-dimensional expression relevant to the sphere reflects a loss of 23.36985% of Surface Area on the Second-Dimensional plane. This % is equal to the inferred % of missing matter called DARK MATTER.
  • Inconvenient Facts: The science that Al Gore doesn't want you to know

    by Gregory Wrightstone
    Rising temperatures and increasing CO2 are benefiting both the Earth and humanity. The book exposes the many fictions promoted by those advancing the notion of man-made catastrophic warming.
  • In Defense of Chaos: The Chaology of Politics, Economics, and Human Action

    by L.K. Samuels
    Chaos gets a bad rap. Few people realize that without the dynamics of chaos, order would not exist. In fact, nothing would exist. Without chaos there would be no creation, no structure and no existence. After all, order is merely the repetition of patterns; chaos is the process that establishes those patterns. Without this creative self-organizing force, the universe would be devoid of biological life, the birth of stars and galaxies, and the singularity of matter and energy — everything we have... more
  • Intelligence: Where We Were, Where We Are, & Where We're Going

    by Brendan Kelly

    Intelligence: Where We Were, Where We Are & Where We’re Going, takes us on a three-part journey from the evolution of human cognition in its earliest manifestation as instinct, through its later acquisition of rational thought, and to its culmination in a silicon-based incarnation as artificial intelligence. Insights into this faculty that has brought our species to the top of the food chain, and also to the brink of atomic suicide, are gleaned from observation... more

  • Seeing Gravity

    by bernard lavenda
    What happens when you push a theory beyond its limits? You get a theory like general relativity. Although coined by Einstein, he would be hard pressed to recognize it. Einstein constructed a theory that would pertain to geodesic motion, or motion at constant velocity. Einstein field equations are equivalent to geometrical optics whose characteristic surfaces are those of electromagnetic, and not gravitational radiation. As such it exclude catastrophic phenomena like the merger of black holes, si... more
  • Junglenomics - Nature's Solutions to the World Environment Crisis

    by simon m lamb
    Junglenomics maintains that natural ecosystems provide a blueprint for reorganizing the economic domain to coexist benignly with natural environments, mitigate climate change, halt species decline, and benefit the poorest.
  • The Curious Case of the Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital

    by Anthony M D'Agostino, MD
    This book is a history of psychiatry and medicine in the context of the evolution of managed care over the last forty years. The Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital?s rise to the seventh largest psychiatric corporation (as of 2016) in the USA is reviewed in relation to those changes in funding and clinical practice.
  • Identifying Ferns the Easy Way: A Pocket Guide to the Common Ferns of the Northeast

    by Lynn Levine
    An Easy-to-Use Guide for fern lovers. ​ The Guide includes 28 common ferns of the Northeast The terminology used in this book is very user-friendly. How to Use the Guide: Step 1 Choose which of the 5 groups the fern is in Step 2 Go to the Silhouettes for that group Step 3 Go to the matching illustration Learn: Where it Grows, Tips for Identification What fern it can be confused with Interesting Notes
  • Lives of Museum Junkies

    by Marilynne Eichinger
    Peer into the political and educational climate of the 60’s to discover factors that propelled the hands-on education movement into prominence. Follow the missteps and breakthroughs of Marilynne Eichinger and 11 other naive but dedicated museum directors, board volunteers and National Science Foundation managers as they strove to change the way science was taught. Their oft humorous stories are revealed with candor and clarity.  Responding to the latest research in learning and child development... more
  • Junglenomics - Nature's Solutions to the World Environment Crisis, a New Paradigm for the Twenty-first Century & Beyond

    by Simon M. Lamb
    Since the dawn of Life, Nature has been highly successful at organizing ecosystems to produce a vast array of species that co-exist without damaging the environment. Our economic ecosystem has grown from nothing in just a few millennia and has become chaotic and destructive to people, other species, and the natural world. Junglenomics describes how adopting Nature’s blueprint can enable us to transform our economies to protect natural environments, halt species decline, benefit the poorest, and ... more