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by Ingrid JenningsLily Faye, a friendly frog, learns about mammals, trees, and the importance of showing kindness to others.
by Iain MillerScientists have told us we are destroying the planet. Most of us get it, we have even declared a climate change emergency. So why aren’t we treating it like an emergency? As long as we strive to grow our economies, we will consume more man-made goods that damage the planet and take our lives further away from nature. Economic growth over the past century is unprecedented, but the majority of the increased prosperity has been enjoyed by a tiny minority of billionaires, while most of us feel fa... more
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 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 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
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 Lawnicki
A 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 con... 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 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
by Daniel Firth GriffithThis is a book about Regenerative Agriculture gone wild. This book of short stories and essays is a wondrous meditation on sunrises and wildness, on wildflowers and walks. It is also a book about you, about me, and about the ecosystem regeneration possible through learning to see the wild gifts of Relationship. Drawing on life in his Wildland-a 400-acre process-led and emergent farm that nurtures ecosystem regeneration, carbon sequestration, nourishing foods, bio-diversity, and species hab... more
by Justin HarnishMeaning in the Multiverse: A Skeptic’s Guide to a Loving Cosmos is the first book to speculate that meaning is transmitted to us through an all-natural, computational multiverse. Utilizing metaphysics and cosmology, author and scientist Justin Harnish tackles the interrelatedness of meaning and existence. A purposeful and participatory multiverse offers the reader new ways of understanding both flow and mindful experience.
by Piers HornerShort Stories of Space explores seven essential, real-life space and astronomy events of the past year, providing fresh perspectives on what these exciting topics mean for our society; for science, and the nature of human wonder. Each story delves into the science, politics and history behind the news headlines, while bringing to life the space research readers may have missed, making them suitable for both a general audience and seasoned enthusiasts alike.
by SURY V.SThe phenomena and events which occur (incessantly) in nature are countless. But on careful observation, we can notice that some form of common threads run across different platforms or fields. The term ‘parallels’ has been adopted in this book to denote such occurrences. These fascinating parallels can be found amidst the world of human affairs also, apart from the natural, scientific laws and theories. The writers, especially poets had long ago noticed many obvious similarities and expressed... more