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  • Terror by Error? The Covid Chronicles

    by William Sargent
    This page-turner delves into the murky, often intertwined worlds of medical research and biological warfare to determine the cause of the COVID-19 outbreak. Sargent explores mistakes made in dual-use medical research and biological weapons facilities that have occurred from 1617 to the present, and have led to tick-borne diseases in the United States, as well as smallpox, anthrax and other outbreaks in England, Russia and several other countries. Sargent makes the most compelling and comprehe... more
  • Redesigning Life with Automation

    by Mukesh Borar
    Automation is a positive phenomenon that is destined to change our lives. Powered by technologies like artificial intelligence, IoT, digitization and robotics – automation is set to lead us to an era of massive auto-generated wealth. However, on the way, there will also be several economic and environmental crises, which would demand new solutions, policies and ways of life. ‘Redesigning Life with Automation’ aims to define these solutions by taking a systemic view of the automation phenomeno... more
  • 1001 Energy Tips

    by WH Clark
    Over one thousand no-cost, low-cost projects to lower your utility bills at home or at work.
  • The Climate Change Illusion

    by Edward Rouse Pryor

    A fascinating account of why so many people have come to believe that humans and greenhouse gases are the cause of global warming when actually there are several regulators of earth’s temperature over different time periods – and all are related to some aspect of the sun – while none are related to greenhouse gases or human activities.

     

  • 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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    by ivykriste kriste
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