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by Leonardo WaftBring 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
by Danish Meraj
by Susan Barkman
True story: One morning a House Wren flew through my back door and into the kitchen. This bird seemed right at home, calm and in no real hurry to leave. Story: "Can I Be Your Roommate?" is based on this little wren and the way she could have been looking for a roommate.
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
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 Lois WickstromAlex hears balloon flower buds popping. She is sure the plants are talking to her. She invents a plant translator. The plants want to have a party. They want to fly. She invents a flower inflator with helium. The plants want her to fly with them. It's fun until the plants try to talk to her while flying. When they pop, the helium comes out of their flowers, so they come back to Earth. Now they want Alex to invent a way for them to talk and fly at the same time. She's had enough inventing for ... more
by Vicki SandoGreen roofs are an urban oasis in a patchwork of black tar and silver rooftops, but what exactly are they? This beautifully illustrated picture book is a perfect introduction to green roofs for children- and their adults. From the ancient Hanging Gardens of Babylon to present-day rooftop farms, green roofs have been built for centuries. They are receiving new attention because of the environmental benefits they offer, and the additional value of ‘greening’ typically neglected spaces. This book i... 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 Audrey Sauble
Is an oak tree blue? Or maybe a birch tree? Of course not! Trees are green. Right?
Well, have you ever seen a blue tree?
Discover all the colors a tree can be with this entertaining picture book! In this book, children will learn about colors, as well as the ways trees change throughout the year.
Plus, find more great details to observe outdoors with the scavenger hunt included at the end of this book!
by Justine Avery
Listen to the birds, the breeze, the rustle of the trees so excited. All of Nature is calling. We’ve been invited!
The core message of exchanging indoor activities for the adventure of the great outdoors drives the rhyming narrative, a journey of imagination and discovery mixing fantasy with reality in brilliant watercolor landscapes.
We almost forgot to step outside! How could we? When we’re very very busy, time passes so quickly.
What Won... 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.