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  • An Atlas of Human Prehistory

    by Cameron M. Smith
    A graphics-driven review of human global prehistory over the last four million years, highlighting our dispersals across the globe. The book is illustrated with my research drawings and maps compiled from over 30 years in archaeology. Includes extensive notes and references.
  • De-Extinctions. A Quick Immersion

    by Carles Lalueza-Fox
    Few things seem as irreversible as death, whether for an individual or a species. But what would happen if death was reversible, if we could bring back to life something similar to the species that became extinct in the past? This Quick Immersion is an accessible explanation to the general public of the recent developments in various techniques in molecular biology, among them cloning, synthetic genomes and genetic editing. All of them have led to the emergence of a field of research that is in ... more
  • Station Blackout

    by Charles Casto
    On March 11, 2011, fifty minutes after a magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit eastern Japan, a tsunami 45-feet high engulfed the nuclear power plant known as Fukushima Daiichi, knocking out electrical power and all the reactors' safety systems. Three reactor cores experienced meltdowns in the first three days, leading to an unimaginable nuclear disaster. The person the Tokyo Electric Power Company called for help was Dr. Chuck Casto. In Station Blackout, Chuck Casto, the foremost authority on responding... more
  • Big Lonely Doug: The Story of One of Canadaas Last Great Trees

    by Harley Rustad
    BIG LONELY DOUG weaves the ecology of old-growth forests, the legend of the West Coast’s big trees, the turbulence of the logging industry, the fight for preservation, the contention surrounding ecotourism, First Nations land and resource rights, and the fraught future of these ancient forests around the story of a logger who saved one of Canada's last great trees.
  • The Theory of Special Connectivity: An Approach to Human Teleportation

    by Prashant Chauhan
    Lets not take this earth for granted as because of it we are happily alive. We all are facing this global warming and climate change is our major concern. It is already in records that ice at Antartica is melting faster than we thought. But what we are doing to prevent this? Literally nothing is the answer. This book is all about gravitational waves and based on these waves definition of gravity has been redefined. Importance of these waves in basic physics has been discussed. How using them hum... more
  • The Plant Listener

    by Julie Kilpatrick
    Horticultural lecturer, Julie Kilpatrick, takes you on a journey through the lives of plants explaining the processes upon which all plants rely for their survival and how we can use that knowledge to influence our horticultural practices. Written in a conversational style, it covers the evolution of plants, how they are named, sexual reproduction, life cycles and the plant processes of photosynthesis, transpiration, respiration and translocation. Along the way, it introduces you to some of the ... more
  • Three Hudson Valley and Catskills Classics

    by Michael Boyajian
    Now all three Hudson Valley and Catskills classics are available in one volume. Catskills essays and a guide to the region, a memoir of the author and his wife's first year in the Hudson Valley and a guide to quiet places in the valley for writers.
  • A Champion Game Plan for Life

    by Preston Brown
    So many of our youth today are on the cusp of greatness and failure. It?s almost as if they are one circumstance away from having the abundant life that God wants us to have. Whether it?s an unexpected pregnancy, the death of a parent, or maybe just getting caught up with the wrong crowd, greatness eludes them. That?s why I believe that in today?s world, we all need a plan to help us navigate through the good times as well as the bad times?a plan that would be a ?bridge? over troubled waters whe... more
  • The End-of-the-World Delusion

    by Justin Deering
    ?The End-of-the-World Delusion is a well-written, thoroughly researched, and very readable book. Deering?s lively narrative makes complex and complicated topics accessible to the average reader. He certainly pulled me into his book despite my cynical view of the topic. Deering offers the reader riveting histories of end-of-the world beliefs and covers an extraordinary array of ground in this well-researched book, discussing everything from the Mayan end-of-times predictions, Christian rapture be... more
  • Dr Warhol's Periodic Table of Microbes, The Small Guide to Small Things

    by John Warhol
    Dr Warhol’s Periodic Table of Microbes, The Small Guide to Small Things is the world's most entertaining microbiology book. Based on the periodic table of elements, the book describes 118 microorganisms in 300 words or less; each organism is keyed out by its microbial characteristics, and all the organisms are described in terms of popular culture and recent history. There are memorable connections between microbes and: The Simpsons, The Game of Thrones, Rock-n-Roll music, philosophy, history, a... more
  • Atheism Made Easy

    by Dustin Hartley
    Atheism Made Easy is a guide to losing your faith! This contribution to the philosophy of religion is a scathing attack on irrational belief in a god or gods. The author uses wit, science, and philosophical arguments against God.
  • Inbetweenness

    by Sunnie D. Kidd/Jim Kidd
    In 1970, Sunnie D. Kidd coined the term Inbetweenness to conceptualize the mystery of interconnectedness of all beings. Inbetweenness is the web that connects the cosmos and everything in it. It is, on a smaller scale, the nervous system, which connects our universe and holds it together. Inbetweenness is a shared resonating spiritual field of movement and vibration, which is the root of all spiritual experiences and scientific investigation. It is the common ground of all religions, which has b... more
  • The 12 Steps to Joy and Happiness

    by David L. Peters
    We are bound in the music of life where we dance and weave within that glorious melody, or what some call God. Now, God has said that we are the very image of God (Genesis 1:27), and as images of God, we have the inborn ability to have Joy and Happiness forever present in our life. The author, David L. Peters, is an octogenarian whose life has always been filled with joy, regardless of outward appearances. The wonders of the Kingdom of Heaven is everyone?s birthright, if you know how to let your... more
  • Inventions that Built the Information Technology Revolution

    by Rhys McCarney
    The book begins with a brief history of the telecommunications and computing industries. Descriptions of key inventions of the 1960s–1980s, appropriate for undergrad students in any STEM field or an interested lay reader, include optic fiber, diode lasers and field effect transistors. The book next explores US intellectual property law and describes changes that occurred because of high technology. The submarine patent is an important case in point. The final portion discusses how the structure ... more
  • Science Stumpers

    by Kevin Brougher
    Science Stumpers has a game-like quality that kids enjoy both solo and in group settings. It's a fun and engaging approach that excites learners of all ages and covers scientific topics ranging from subatomic to interstellar, with many fascinating peculiarities along the way . Science Stumpers contains well over 100 mini-mysteries and solutions.
  • Will Computers Revolt?: Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence

    by Charles Simon
    Explore the world of computer intelligent technology and how we can prepare ourselves. For those imagining the future directions of intelligent technology, this book gives readers an excellent place to start, as it is easy to read, well researched, and provocative. This book includes many real-world examples to interest the layman along with enough technical detail to convince the computer scientist. Written in layman's language by Charles J. Simon, a uniquely qualified, noted computer hardware ... more

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