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Science & Nature
by Philip Bruce HeywoodMore a reference tool than a bedside read, this is nonetheless a very readable work. Heywood examines the existing explanations of the origin of the universe against a backdrop of the first chapters of the Bible— the creation accounts of Genesis— and skillfully shows the scientific facts underlying what many in scientific and educational fields have written off as mere fable. Heywood does this by introducing facts and posing questions for which he then proffers a variety of answers, allowing us... more
by Thomas McLoughlinThis book is a picture guide to fossil plants and a few fossil marine organisms found in close association with the coal measures in the central Appalachian region.
by Geoffrey SimmonsThere may be many reasons why we are here on Earth. Then again, maybe there are none. The reasons that are usually cited include glorifying God, having dominion over all animals, cherishing our parents, raising a family, helping the poor and the unfortunate, tending to the sick and lame, maintaining good health, relieving suffering, and striving to be happy.. One might add: becoming successful in life (whatever that might be). What’s missing, is whether we are also re-creating ourselves for ... more
by Eric RieschThe new 448-page edition includes 588 photos, emphasizes reef fish life cycles, reproduction, cleaning symbiosis, colors & camouflage, senses and sound communications, marine wildlife management plus 16 fish family overviews. Since the publication of the first edition exactly 20 years ago, notable advances in science have lead to greater understanding of reef fish behavior. DNA markers for tracking fish larvae have helped our understanding of larval transport and its crucial role establishi... more
by Bevin CohenA how-to guide for eager seed savers laced with philosophical musings, stories from some of the country’s most inspirational seed keepers and breathtaking, full color photography!
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
by Robert Wheeler, PhDNot 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
by John NordlohEveryone 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
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!
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
by U. NotmiWhen 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
by Eugene J. LavioletteDark 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.
by Gregory WrightstoneRising 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.
by L.K. SamuelsChaos 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
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
by bernard lavendaWhat 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