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by "BTU Bill" ClarkOver one thousand energy tips for homeowners, covering all aspects of residential life ~ kitchen, bath, laundry, heating & air conditioning, the yard, and on the road (automotive). Focus sections on electrical, solar, geothermal, and electronics. Includes basic theory to explain how and why energy is saved in each instance. “Future Tech” tips at the end of each chapter offer ideas on new and innovative ways to save energy via technology.
by Rachel K. WentzArchaeology as a discipline is well established in Florida, but that wasn't always the case. Travel back to when archaeological sites were curiosities on the landscape and speculation as to their origins thrived. Searching Sand and Surf explores the roots of modern archaeology in the state, as seen through articles published in the Florida Historical Quarterly. Witness the evolution of contemporary archaeology in Florida and trace the development of the discipline through some of its most influe... more
by Rachel K. WentzIn January 2001, Rachel Wentz walked away from a career as a firefighter/paramedic in Orlando to pursue a PhD in anthropology, specializing in the analysis of human remains. Her studies at Florida State University focused on the ancient skeletons from the Windover site, but took her into the darker world of forensics and beyond. Travel with Dr. Wentz to the famed museums of London, Paris, and Italy, the fragrant landscapes of Ukraine, the beautiful shores of the Caribbean, and back to Florida. ... more
by Paula HensonWho Needs a Forest Fire? is the story of why California forests have become mismanaged, frequently fire-ravaged ecosystems. The early Native Americans used fire as a tool to tend the forest like a garden, but the arrival of miners and settlers at the time of the Gold Rush led to policies that upended the natural balance. Now we need to return to the best methods for taking care of our forests!
by Nikki Samuels
Follow a child's favorite pair of shoes as they discover nature's magnificent song!
by Evlyn FaintesThis book provides a simple introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI). It explains what it is, how it works and how it's used in the real world to do all sorts of wonderful things. For example, powering Intelligent personal assistants such as Amazon's Alexa, undertaking facial recognition and making decisions about who to hire and fire. Not to mention all those brilliant robots on production lines and in warehouses, and chatbots that can answer all your customer queries for you. Written in... more
by Audrey SaubleHow do rocks change over time? Find out with this engaging, informative, and easy-to-read introduction to the rock cycle! Can a Rock Grow? is perfect for kids who love exploring nature and have big questions about how the world works, like . . . What shape is a rock? How does it get that shape? And does a rock ever look like a rose? This nonfiction picture book explores different shapes that rocks can be—flat rocks, round rocks, sharp rocks, and even hexagon-shaped rocks—whi... more
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by Doug WechslerThe emergence of periodical cicadas every 13 or 17 years rates as one of the most spectacular phenomena in the insect world. Children will be enthralled by these bizarre bugs described in lively text with photographs in exquisite detail. The book follows the bizarre life cycle of the 17-year cicada.This book is suitable for children age 6 to 9. Extensive back matter includes more on the science of cicadas, websites, and a bibliography. This book is being released just in time for the emergence o... more
by Howard BurtonIn this second edition of First Principles: Building Perimeter Institute, Howard Burton tells the remarkable and unconventional story—with a bold and biting humour and surprising candour—of the founding of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Canada. Howard was the Founding Director of Perimeter Institute and his experiences at developing the research and outreach mandates of PI are described in this thought-provoking book featuring a foreword by Nobel Laureate Roger Penrose.... more
by D. J. MathewsHad Elizabeth Blackwell planned on being our first woman doctor? Or Madam C J Walker, a self-made millionaire? Or Sally Ride, an astronaut? What about Grace Hopper being the mother of computer programming? These young women found inspiration, mentors, and others help to become our "Great American Women" in the fields of science and environment. Not that they all came by this easily. Erin Brockovich was a beauty queen and mother before she became a legal assistant and environmental activist. Ger... more
by Beth LawnickiA child's curiosity motivates her to learn about - and observe - the life cycle of the monarch, including its amazing transformation from egg to caterpillar, then chrysalis, and finally to a fully-grown butterfly. Based on a true story, an illustrated flip-book motion feature is included that runs through the entire book and will fascinate the young reader. Full-color photography portrays the science and wonder of the monarch, its habitat and its breathtaking transformation. The concept of a nat... more
by Michael Barrett MillerA great deal of what I am doing with my advocacy work is to offer a voice to those who may not be able to speak up for themselves. The purpose of this book is to share photos of many of our non-human Friends with a larger audience. These friends give us the impetus to speak up for them, our environment, and our habitat. We support many organizations, causes, research, and volunteerism that directly impact our animal friends and their daily lives. Education, preservation, conservation are the k... more
by Chick Lit Café - Book Reviews, Promotions & Author ServicesWhat Is Present Reality: The Power of Managing the Limits of Science challenges the classical determinism, neoclassical thermodynamism, modern probabilistic relativism, as well as post-modern quantum indeterminism notions of knowing the present reality. It examines the diverse doctrines for planning the future reality. It shows that the present reality is neither the general notion about what it is nor the specific notion of what it is not. As a general notion, the present reality is a sum of th... more
by Charlotte Ekker WigginsThe information in this easy-to-use guide with handy checklists and tips will answer beginning beekeeping questions and help starting beekeepers trouble shoot issues as they start keeping honey bees.
by Severine von Tscharner FlemingThe New Farmer’s Almanac, Vol. V is an antidote to the repeating story of helplessness in the face of climo-politico-econo-corona-chaos. In these pages, dozens of contributing writers and artists report from the seas, the borders, the woods, the fields, and the hives. Farmers, poets, grocers, gardeners, architects, activists, agitators—all join forces to re-vision the future of food systems and land use. This is our Grand Land Plan. The New Farmer’s Almanac is a large-scale inquiry—both visua... more