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  • The Full Extent

    by Richard Botelho
    In the early 20th century, discoveries in quantum mechanics proved Consciousness is the ground of all being. This finding contradicted scientific materialism, which posited matter as foundational; instead, matter results from Mind. Moreover, Consciousness was antecedently linked to a First Mind, the universe a mental and spiritual construction of a Divine Being. The Full Extent expands on these quantum truths and considers their spiritual implications, positioning the human future.
  • 26 Bugs: An Incredible Insect ABC!

    by Craig Macnaughton
    From Atlas Moth to Zorapteran, look under rocks and high up in the trees for squirmy, six-legged squishies! Toddlers and kids of all ages will love learning their ABCs with this curious collection of wings, antenna and pinchers! Get ready to meet some creepy-crawly creatures!
  • Semester, Year, or Summer Abroad?

    by Otis Anderson
    Suggestions for Choosing the Right Time to Study Overseas The length of time and season to study abroad is determined by a combination of academics, the destination country, and most importantly personal preference. Once a university student makes the decision to study abroad, the next step in the process is to find a program that suits his or her interests. But when choosing that program, the time of year and length of program are crucial factors to think about. College major, country, indi... more
  • Interactive Technology: 10 Strategies for Using Response Systems to Engage Students

    by Otis Anderson
    As with all technological tools, there are strategies and methods which are more effective than other techniques. The following are best practices for using a personal response system in a classroom. Clicker Assignment – numbering each PRS remote eases tracking and accountability. Assigning each student a specific remote organizes tracking of answers and ensuring student responsibility. Easing organization, distribution, and storage by using a clear calculator pocket chart hung on wall near t... more
  • Increase Income Potential Through Online Education

    by Otis Anderson
    A college degree is a valuable asset and a motivated person can obtain an online degree easier while still working.
  • Getting to Know African Animals

    by J. P. Taylor
    Getting to Know African Animals introduces emergent readers to some of the most iconic African animals. Each page features an amazing full-color image of the animal and text that delivers interesting facts in a simple, easy-to-understand style. From antelopes to zebras, young readers will also learn details about the animals from real African safari guides, experienced experts who conduct wildlife tours in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and South Africa. Re... more
  • The Tree of Life & Origin of 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 ... more
  • The Anthropocene Epoch: When Humans Changed the World

    by Bruce Glass
    As we hear more and more about climate change, pollution, and species extinction, some people may wonder how we got here. Some may wonder what all the fuss is really about. Some may even wonder if Donald Trump was correct when he declared that “global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing noncompetitive”—that it is nothing more than a hoax. In The Anthropocene Epoch, we will examine how humankind has altered the character of our home—planet Earth—over ... more
  • Mosley The Feelings Monster

    by Dayna Mason
    Mosley finds a balloon and goes on an adventure through a sea of emotions—happy, afraid, angry, sad—transforming along the way, as the balloon leads Mosley to the ultimate feeling – love. Note to Parents We don’t want our children to feel bad. But teaching them that it’s okay to feel sad or angry lessens the effect of those negative feelings. Studies have shown that when we avoid or distract ourselves from feeling bad, the emotions don’t go away, and may intensify or cause us to respond uninte... more
  • It's Not Magic, It's Biology: A Guided Tour Through Your Molecular World

    by Allan Albig
    It's Not Magic, It's biology is a book that describes the molecular world in a simple, yet accurate way that is appropriate for non-scientists interested in learning how molecular events influence their everyday lives.
  • What Is Coronavirus?: How It Infects, How It Spreads, and How to Stay Safe

    by Sabbithry Persad

    A fascinating comprehensive discussion of the novel coronavirus and the COVID-19 pandemic from the world of science and health research.  The COVID-19 pandemic has awakened young readers and adults to viruses and health issues! Author Sabbithry Persad has teamed up with Dr. Camilly de Mello and Dr. Viveca Giongo, virologists with over twenty years' combined experience in virology research, to answer many lingering questions about the novel coronavirus and COVID-... more

  • Homo Electric: How Coronavirus, Social Media and Climate Change Are Accelerating Evolution of a Dynamic New Human Species

    by Steve Nelson

    Electricity is driving human evolution. Just as controlling fire and using tools were major evolutionary developments in the Stone Age, so too is harnessing electricity and its myriad applications. New 21st century evolutionary thinking supports the author's daring proposition that we are evolving beyond Homo sapiens to become a new species of human, Homo electric. Not sometime in the future, but right now. While for 200,000 years humans could only interact face-to-face,... more

  • Kings of a Lonely Kingdom: Earth Day Essays, Poems, and Musings on Nature

    by David C. Mahood
    In his latest book, Kings of a Lonely Kingdom, author David C. Mahood shares his passion for preserving nature, biodiversity, and for combating climate change, through ten years of Earth Day essays, original poetry, and related sentiments. Throughout the book he shares compelling examples of a world in need of greater care in order to bring attention to the unfavorable, long-term consequences of climate change, and the loss of biodiversity. The plights of penguins and pachyderms, whales and wo... more
  • Lion Shaped Mountain: A Fable as Told Through the Eyes of Wild Chimpanzees

    by Andrew R. Halloran
    In a remote corner of West Africa, in a place that only the locals know about, the world of a young chimpanzee is changed forever by forces beyond his control. Lion Shaped Mountain is the story of chimpanzees struggling to survive against a world that becomes less survivable for them each day, and the resilience it takes to stay alive. It is a tale, told through the eyes of our closest living relatives, of how every facet of one's environment dictates one's world -- the flora and fauna, the acti... more
  • Therapize Yourself

    by Carrie Leaf

    Arriving at our answers means going on a  journey and facing some tough stuff about ourselves. There’s no way around it. If we want to heal and grow, we have to go straight through the thick of it.

    In Therapize Yourself, practicing psychotherapist Carrie Leaf won’t tell you what your deal is or exactly how to “fix” it, but if you commit to this journey you’re on, and you put in the time, effort, and energy, this book can help guide you to the ... more

  • How to Alleviate Digital Transformation Debt Post-COVID-19

    by Dr. Setrag Khoshafian

    We are amid a digital revolution with unprecedented innovations. The pandemic has accelerated the requirements for "Digital Transformation." Organizations need to adopt and transform to survive and hopefully thrive.


    At the core of digitization there is very much an underlying principle of "debt." It comes originally from what Is called "technical debt." Simply, technical debt "reflects the implied cost of additional rework caused by choosing an easy solution now instead of using... more