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  • Spanish Flu vs Covid-19, which is the worst pandemic?

    by Farzana Prior
    A hundred years ago, the world was gripped by a pandemic. Today the world is again in the grips of an uncaring and unrelenting pandemic. When will the next one come, will we be ready? This book seeks to compare Covid-19 with the Spanish Flu, with a view to extracting and documenting the lessons we have learned, and should have learned. Armed with this information, we can be better prepared for when the next pandemic strikes.
  • Paradoxes

    by Hamza E Alsamraee
  • Atlantis, Found? An investigation into ancient accounts, bathymetry and climatology

    by Jonathan Northcote
    What if Plato's Atlantis was a real, identifiable place? How would this affect accepted history (where does history start and pre-history end) and, even, accepted geology? This is NOT about any Atlantean civilisation. It is about comparing Plato's description of the physical environment of Atlantis with a sunken area in the Atlantic ocean and showing (by reference to many peer-reviewed scientific works) that most of Plato's descriptions are found in this sunken area.
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  • Our Pets and Us: The Evolution of a Relationship

    by T. E. Creus
    Why do we love pets? When were dogs domesticated? Is it true that cats were sacred in Egypt? What happened to pedigree dogs during the French Revolution? Were black cats persecuted during the Middle Ages? What happened to Laika and other space pets? Can you clone your pet after he dies? How will pets be in the future?This fascinating book will take you through a journey along the history of our relationship with our animal friends -- dog, cats, and a few other more exotic creatures -- from befor... more
  • Regreening the Built Environment: Nature, Green Space, and Sustainability

    by Michael A. Richards
    Regreening the Built Environment examines the relationship between the built environment and nature and demonstrates how rethinking the role and design of infrastructure can environmentally, economically, and socially sustain the earth. In the past, infrastructure and green or park spaces have been regarded as two opposing factors and placed in conflict with one another through irresponsible patterns of development. This book attempts to change this paradigm and create a new notion that green... more
  • Interpret: What do Plants tell us? RFS Book 4

    by Tina Bone
    Can you tell your Sagittaria sagittifolia from your Apium nodiflorum? Who knows or cares? Well, botanists have to care, but the rest of us rarely need to. Most people like to just walk along a river bank. Do you ever notice the plants living there, and in the water? Can you determine the health of a stream or river just by looking at it? This little book will help, as it takes the inquisitive walker along an illustrated journey of watery habitats and their vegetation. River plants have the ... more
  • Stream Story I: A Riveting Riverscape-River Brue, Somerset: River Friend Series Book 2

    by Tina Bone
    This little book tells a tale of the “Brue Valley Riverscape” in Somerset, England. First mentioned as the River Siger with swamps and myriad waterways, myths and legends still abound—the Romans, King Arthur, feuding bishops, the wonder of Wells, cold harbours, and disappearing waters. Build an industrial picture from Roman times by studying the illustrations and maps—such a fascinating journey for just one river, both physically and culturally. A Fish House was built at Mere which should be ... more
  • Drying Up: River Friend Series Book 1

    by Tina Bone
    What is the worst that can happen to a river? That it vanishes, and all its life vanishes with it: the people, the plants, the animals—not just the fish, but the crops, the cattle, the forests, the everything. All are made mostly of water. It is the natural fresh water in the land, derived from rain, which supports and sustains us. By over-abstracting, polluting, and damaging our wonderful, unique rivers and streams, they now support a fraction of the life that they should. This little book i... more
  • A Prologue to the Series: Plant Identification and Glossary of Terms: River Friend: Series' Terminology and References

    by Tina Bone
    “Linnaeus” and all that…. This is not just a little book about plants, it is specifically about water plants (aquatics). “Rivers-Language” can be strange, so the terminology is explained. Latin and English names are listed with lots of illustrations showing the 70 or so most common water plants in the UK. Although this can be a pocket-size identification field manual for those who like to strut by rivers and streams, it is also a reference guide for the rest of the little books in the River ... more
  • Obsolescens

    by Michael Scherperel
    Did you ever wonder why your body works the way it does? Or doesn’t? Sometimes it seems like things could have been organized a little more happily. Michael Scherperel’s light-hearted set of 21 essays on possible design problems with the human body, Homo sapiens—obsolescens?, will take you on a journey from apoptosis to trichobezoars, from presbyphagia to telomeres, from head to toe—well, not quite that far, but fairly close—examining some of the quirks of human construction.
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  • The Secret of Plants in the Environment

    by Rishikesh Upadhyay
    Plants are sessile organisms that are unable to move but face the challenge of ever-changing or adverse environments. The study of the development of environmental changes in tolerant plants is fundamental for the maintenance and streamlining of high crop yields and plant adaptation in natural environments. The identification of genes that lead to changes or stress tolerance is urgently needed for the growth and development of plants in their natural environment. The Secret of Plants in the ENVI... more
  • Comprehensive Guide and Framework for Identification of Subjects: Levels and indicators of quality for biometrics, personal deta

    by Clemens Willemsen
    How to identify subjects like citizens, employees, suspects or migrants? This comprehensive guide includes a framework to determine the quality of the identification, in terms of product, process and organization. Clemens Willemsen PhD promoted in 2019 at the Tilburg University in the Netherlands on the subject of ‘Identifying suspects and undocumented migrants by law enforcement agencies’. The core of his dissertation forms the basis of the presented framework which now can be used beyond t... more
  • Propelled

    by Andreas Elpidorou
  • A Californian's Guide to the Trees Among Us

    by Matt Ritter
    We bring the strength and beauty of the natural world into our urban landscapes by planting trees, and California is blessed with a rich horticultural history, visible in an abundance of cultivated trees that enrich our lives with extraordinary color, bizarre shapes, unusual textures, and unexpected aromas. A Californian's Guide to the Trees among Us features over 150 of California's most commonly grown trees. Whether native or cultivated, these are the trees that muffle noise, create wildlife h... more