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by Richard WilliamsFIXING FOOD tells the stories of what really happens inside the FDA. Through these stories, I explain why one out of every six Americans gets food poisoning every year (CDC). In fact, every year, at least for the last decade, FDA cites this same number to justify their budget request to Congress. It also discusses why two thirds of us are overweight or obese and why, by 2030, despite FDA’s nutrition labeling, one out of every two Americans is expected to be obese. To solve these problems, ... more
by QT Luong
With the stroke of a pen, the president of the United States can proclaim a national monument. The Antiquities Act of 1906 was enacted to provide an expedited means to protect areas of natural or cultural significance. Since then, 16 presidents have used the Act to preserve some of America' most treasured public lands and waters. In 2017, an unprecedented executive order was issued questioning these designations by calling for the review of 27 national monuments across 11 states and two o... more
by Rizwan Virk
Do multiple versions of ourselves exist in parallel universes living out their lives in different timelines?
In this follow up to his bestseller, The Simulation Hypothesis, MIT Computer Scientist and Silicon Valley Game Pioneer Rizwan Virk explores these topics from a new lens: that of simulation theory. If we are living in a digital universe, then many of the complexities and baffling characteristics of our reality start to make more sense. Quantum computing l... more
by AMEYA PANDIT
The book is a collection of Short letters/essays on Childhood, Nature and Arts. Each letter is fewer than 12 sentences long, and is separated by a section mark. The letters are grouped into the aforesaid chapters. They are truths from my personal experiences, some I have lived, while others I have imagined. They do not follow any particular order, like a book of poems, you can pick anyone and meditate or reflect on it. A slow, deliberate read with a reading of the introductions will prepare a... more
by Dr. J. J. WeilerCreating with Code: A Fun Exploration of Computer-Generated Images and Machine Learning provides a comprehensive introduction to generating artistic images using the latest computer programming techniques. Presented in a fun and informative comic book style, this work explores the mechanisms, advantages, and limitations of emerging technology.
by Kevin M. Feeney
With more than two-dozen contributors and over 450-pages of content Fly Agaric is the most comprehensive book on the iconic red and white-spotted mushroom ever assembled. In the 29 chapters contained herein the reader is taken on a journey through history, folklore, and the magical landscapes experienced under the influence of the Fly Agaric, and its many close relatives. The reader of this book will learn:
- How to recognize and identify over a dozen types of psychoactive Amanita sp... more
by John RyanIt's Really About Time provides a clear and complete explanation of why it will someday be possible to travel years, decades or even centuries into the future, a direct consequence of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity. The book is aimed at intellectually curious people and requires no previous science or mathematics training.
by Marc Garner
An exploration of the human implications of relativity, and the philosophical questions raised by the discovery that time's passage is an illusion.
As we peel back the layers in an attempt to sneak a glimpse into eternity, we find a light shining not only upon the nature of reality, but on the nature of ourselves...
by tony harrisThis simple guide does exactly what it promises: It offers even the most reluctant scientist a fascinating and user friendly introduction to the wonderful world of physics
by Aubre AndrusThe Look Up Series is a nonfiction biography series inviting 8 to 12-year-old girls into the world of S.T.E.A.M. while celebrating diverse female role models in S.T.E.A.M. careers today. In the first book in the series, AMANDA, TOY ENGINEER, you'll meet Amanda, a mechanical engineer and marathon runner who makes the impossible possible every day. As a kid, Amanda liked both science and art— but, most of all, she loved solving problems. In this book, you'll... * learn how engineers like Ama... more
by EoinSeaside Countdown is a delightful counting book packed with charming illustrations of real sea creatures. What does Ann find Early in the day? Ten Purple Sea Urchins At the bottom of the bay Ten purple sea urchins, nine black eels, eight green crabs.. Can you count them all? Each page draws you further into a fun colourful world of wriggly eels, cheeky scallops and pretty sea horses. Your child will search, count and observe different types of sea creatures, learn about common colour... more
by John Christopher SchoalesThis is a book on moral philosophy and practical ethics. It draws on insights of eminent philosophers and develops an explanation of ethics that can be applied to each person's life and to major social issues.
by Michael E. Baron"How Big Is The Universe?" is an entertaining and educational journey through space that helps young and older readers alike understand the immense size of the universe in which we live. Traveling aboard an imaginary spaceship, the reader blasts off from Earth, through our solar system, the Milky Way Galaxy, and beyond.
by Tom ArantDid you know that we (and all life) are unknowingly imprisoned? That what you think is Reality has little to do with the truth? In these ways, our existence is like the virtual reality in the movie, The Matrix. The differences are more overwhelming, including that our Real Matrix emerged through biological processes without any intention nor direction (i.e., no sentient machines), and that there is no escape through taking a Red Pill. Welcome to Our Real Matrix proves all this using accept... more
by S.A Schussler
Philosophical - everyone will hate this book (the few who read it will, at first)
Interesting - I know what a synopsis is
Five years of my life poured into it; to no avail, I know
by Carole Marsh
Kids want, need, and deserve to know what happened in 2020 and what it means for their future. The more we know, the better off we are. Germs are our friends and foes. Learn the history of outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics, especially COVID-19, and be awed by the world of germs and how it can impact our lives.