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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
  • California Plants: A Guide to Our Iconic Flora

    by Matt Ritter
    California Plants is an essential resource for outdoor enthusiasts. With his vibrant photographs and lively writing, Matt Ritter takes the reader on a journey through the Golden State's iconic landscapes and abundant plant life. This definitive guide features more than 500 species, along with detailed descriptions, fascinating natural history stories, and handy tree and wildflower color identification charts.
  • Dark Matter is Nonexistent

    by Eugene Laviolette
    In the follow up to Eugene J. Laviolette's book, Dark Matter is Nonexistent, Laviolette further proves his theory with detailed analysis using mathematical calculations. This riveting groundbreaking book will change the way we look at the Universe and the stars. This book is for scientists, theorists, and fans of the stars alike. Proving conversion of Conventional Second-Dimensional calculations to Third-dimensional expression relevant to the sphere reflects a loss of 23.36985% of Surfac... more
  • VACUUM EFFECTS OF GRAVITATIONAL AND ELECTROMAGENETIC ATTRACTOPM

    by Bobby Dee Ticer
    Established theories of physics and cosmology are interrelated in consistent manner, including both Big Band and Tired Light. The explanation is a simple step by step process according to its historical develop. The verifiable math is simple algebra. A professor suggested it best suited for other professors and graduate students, but I believe it provides insight for the learning student. It exceeds established theory in that the cause of gravity is explained in consistent manner of quantum phys... more
  • THE BEST CANNABIS GUIDE AND COOKBOOK: Learning, growing and cooking with medical marijuana and CBD

    by Leonardo Waft
    Bring a brand new herb into your home, your garden and your kitchen with this amazing and complete guide to cannabis, medical marijuana and CBD! This book will be your MOST COMPLETE STEP BY STEP CANNABIS GUIDE with an introduction to Cannabis plant and the step by step guide to indoor cultivation (choosing and making grow area, selecting the light and soil medium of growth, getting seeds, germination, detecting and preventing cannabis hermaphrodite, watering and how to transplant cannabis pla... more
  • Research Sub-Contractor: Models for the Decline of the National Research and Innovation System

    by Mohammed Ahmad Al-Shamsi

    Due to the petroleum economic revolution in Arabian Gulf Countries in the last 50 years, this region has a unique and peculiar management structure for their national research and innovation system. This book adds a value as a contribution to analyze and discover a unique national R&D system from within, which is unlike any other national system in the West or the East. The book also propose several practical management solutions to improve and re-organize the research, development, and innov... more

  • Deep Time Is in the Garden

    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

  • Too Smart: How to Take Charge of the Smart Tech in Your Life

    by Tom Pyke
    Too 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
  • Grass Miracle from the Earth (Hearing Others' Voices)

    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

  • Artificial Intelligence for Everyone

    by Steven Finlay
    Artificial 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
  • Embracing Sufficiency

    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
  • Space, Time and Everything

    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

  • The Tree of Life and the Origin of the Species

    by Philip Bruce Heywood
    More 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

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