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by Bill Felker
DEEP TIME IS IN THE GARDEN: NEW ALMANAC ESSAYS IN SEARCH OF TIME AND PLACE AND SPIRIT is a second collection of brief essays taken from the nature column and almanacs Bill Felker has written for regional and national publications since 1984. The essays that focus on seasonal time blend the author’s observations of events in nature with his reflections on change and passage Felker’s selections about his sense of place explore his relationship with the local seasons in the village w... more
by Tom PykeToo Smart is the definitive guide to harnessing the power of technology, without letting it rule your life—or putting your personal privacy and security at risk. Author Tom Pyke combines a technophile’s enthusiasm with an insider’s insights. Using plain English (“Always have a ‘backup’ plan!”), he reveals how to make smart technology work for you—and how to get ready for the next wave of innovation. Inside you’ll find everything you need to: •Choose the right smart devices: Then make sure t... more
by David Campbell Callender
We see grass every day, tread on it, maybe handle, smell, or plant it but how many of us actually notice it and appreciate its amazing resilience? This remarkable book gives the unexpected full picture of the plant that, humble and often forgotten, yet, astonishing, in its incredibly multiple forms holds our human and natural world together and clothes its surface in richness and beauty.
Grass, Miracle from the Earth, is not only highly engaging and readable, but has some stunning illus... more
by Steven FinlayArtificial Intelligence (AI) is everywhere these days. Barely a day goes by without the media reporting some wonderful new application of this marvellous technology and how it’s changing our lives forever. But how are things changing, where and in what ways? Artificial Intelligence for Everyone provides a jargon free guide to this fascinating subject without any mathematics or complex formulas. It’s the ideal book for anyone with an inquisitive mind who wants to learn more about artificial in... more
by Joseph Stadtmiller“Embracing Sufficiency” tells the human consumption story: what, why, how we consume; the acute issues caused by our over indulgence, and how to resolve them. It’s a tale about life on Earth embracing the essence of nature and leading us to a better place…\tThe book fosters an appreciation for the history of human creativity: the development of knowledge and tools; the influence of technology on humanity; why current consumption levels can’t continue—what each of us can do to reduce consumption ... more
by David John Smith
A theory of everything in three words: Everything is electric. This is a book about physics – from the mindset of an engineer. It is based on the physics of the nineteenth century, combined with simple logic and a few speculative ideas. Descriptions of physics from the twentieth century are viewed from a different perspective and conclusions are reached that differ from the norm. However, all observable results are exactly the same. The conclusion is ... more
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 Dr John OConnor PhDDr. John O'Connor PhD provides a realistic look into the world of industrial hemp with his industry experience in fixing hemp fields across the country. Farming Industrial Hemp: Not Your Daddy's Tobacco showcases everything that can go wrong in a crop growth and highlights growing pains of the hemp industry in the U.S. This book is a must read for CBD oil users, growers, farmers interested in the industry, and law makers looking for realistic insight on regulation of hemp. It's the truth you nee... more
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!