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by L.K. SamuelsChaos gets a bad rap. Few people realize that without the dynamics of chaos, order would not exist. In fact, nothing would exist. Without chaos there would be no creation, no structure and no existence. After all, order is merely the repetition of patterns; chaos is the process that establishes those patterns. Without this creative self-organizing force, the universe would be devoid of biological life, the birth of stars and galaxies, and the singularity of matter and energy — everything we have... more
by Brendan Kelly
Intelligence: Where We Were, Where We Are & Where We’re Going, takes us on a three-part journey from the evolution of human cognition in its earliest manifestation as instinct, through its later acquisition of rational thought, and to its culmination in a silicon-based incarnation as artificial intelligence. Insights into this faculty that has brought our species to the top of the food chain, and also to the brink of atomic suicide, are gleaned from observation... more
by bernard lavendaWhat happens when you push a theory beyond its limits? You get a theory like general relativity. Although coined by Einstein, he would be hard pressed to recognize it. Einstein constructed a theory that would pertain to geodesic motion, or motion at constant velocity. Einstein field equations are equivalent to geometrical optics whose characteristic surfaces are those of electromagnetic, and not gravitational radiation. As such it exclude catastrophic phenomena like the merger of black holes, si... more
by Christi SperberThe Organic Chemistry Alphabet book has one page devoted to every letter of the alphabet, and each letter corresponds to a word in chemistry. There are four levels of learning on each page: 1) a colorful picture that attracts infants and toddlers, 2) the letter and word associated with each letter helps toddlers and young children recognize letters and develop their vocabulary, 3) a brief definition of the word helps lower-to-mid elementary students understand each word, and 4) the longer descri... more
by Christi SperberThe General Chemistry Alphabet book has one page devoted to every letter of the alphabet, and each letter corresponds to a word in chemistry. There are four levels of learning on each page: 1) a colorful picture that attracts infants and toddlers, 2) the letter and word associated with each letter helps toddlers and young children recognize letters and develop their vocabulary, 3) a brief definition of the word helps lower-to-mid elementary students understand each word, and 4) the longer descri... more
by Amanda Baker
How do we know so much about the past? Archaeologists dig it!
In Can YOU Dig It? Archaeology Lost and Found in the Sands of Time, Amanda will teach you all about how archaeologists discover the truth about our human past. Let your archaeologist explore excavations and see real artifacts from around the world and learn what archaeology is, how archaeologists excavate a site, and what we can learn by studying the material culture left behind by people in the past.
With a whole world... more
by MELINDA HOFFMANWhat's a Friend For? begins the discussion about some of the values of friendship: Shelter, Reliability and Companionship. A true story in nature, these characters show us humans how a friendship should be and sums the story up with the concept of love.
by simon m lambJunglenomics maintains that natural ecosystems provide a blueprint for reorganizing the economic domain to coexist benignly with natural environments, mitigate climate change, halt species decline, and benefit the poorest.
by Anthony M D'Agostino, MDThis book is a history of psychiatry and medicine in the context of the evolution of managed care over the last forty years. The Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital?s rise to the seventh largest psychiatric corporation (as of 2016) in the USA is reviewed in relation to those changes in funding and clinical practice.
by Julie ThorndykePossums high in blossoms... Dingoes dancing on tiptoes... Sugar Gliders munching on spiders... Blue-tongue lizards showering in the flowers... These are just some of the things our native creatures do to get ready for their night time. What do you do? Tuck your little ones in with this beautifully illustrated rock-a-bye lullaby. Metrical verses introduce us to a plethora of Australian fauna from Possums in the blossoms to Devils in the pebbles. All getting ready for the night. A lovely sleepy ti... more
by Lynn LevineAn Easy-to-Use Guide for fern lovers. The Guide includes 28 common ferns of the Northeast The terminology used in this book is very user-friendly. How to Use the Guide: Step 1 Choose which of the 5 groups the fern is in Step 2 Go to the Silhouettes for that group Step 3 Go to the matching illustration Learn: Where it Grows, Tips for Identification What fern it can be confused with Interesting Notes
by Marilynne EichingerPeer into the political and educational climate of the 60’s to discover factors that propelled the hands-on education movement into prominence. Follow the missteps and breakthroughs of Marilynne Eichinger and 11 other naive but dedicated museum directors, board volunteers and National Science Foundation managers as they strove to change the way science was taught. Their oft humorous stories are revealed with candor and clarity. Responding to the latest research in learning and child development... more
Junglenomics - Nature's Solutions to the World Environment Crisis, a New Paradigm for the Twenty-first Century & Beyondby Simon M. LambSince the dawn of Life, Nature has been highly successful at organizing ecosystems to produce a vast array of species that co-exist without damaging the environment. Our economic ecosystem has grown from nothing in just a few millennia and has become chaotic and destructive to people, other species, and the natural world. Junglenomics describes how adopting Nature’s blueprint can enable us to transform our economies to protect natural environments, halt species decline, benefit the poorest, and ... more
by Frank PremDevil In The Wind is an account of catastrophic fire and its immediate aftermath. In this 21st century, the whole world seems to be on fire. America burns. Europe burns. Greece is reeling after its own tragedy of fire. And Australia burns, as it has always done, but now so much more fiercely. In February 2009, wildfires burnt through entire communities, taking 173 lives and injuring hundreds, while destroying thousands of houses and other buildings. Up to 400 fires destroyed 450,000 hec... more
by George TillmannProject Management Scholia focuses on the 17 most consequential reasons IT software development projects fail and presents ways the project manager can avoid these problems by reading the danger signs and taking timely corrective action.
Material Value: More Sustainable, Less Wasteful Manufacturing of Everything from Cell Phones to Cleaning Productsby Julia L F Goldstein, PhDRead this unique perspective on environmental sustainability to learn: •\tHow metals and plastics are made and what happens when they are recycled •\tThe challenges that manufacturers face when trying to make their facilities and products less toxic and less wasteful •\tHow manufacturers can extract the value of materials while doing less damage to human health and the environment •\tHow smart companies are embracing the triple bottom line—profit, people, planet—to make manufacturing safer a... more