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by Michael R. Peevey & Diane O. WittenbergCALIFORNIA GOES GREEN, A Roadmap to Climate Leadership describes the energy and environmental progress of California over the past decades, and lessons learned that can be transferred anywhere for building long-term environmental policy.
by M.D. Whalen
How much do you know about farts?
Fish fart. Astronauts fart even more. Even dead people fart. Farts can destroy the planet, but smelling farts is good for your health.
Ancient fart jokes. Fart-worship religions. Farts that started wars. Human farts are illegal in Africa and cow farts are illegal in California. The fartiest foods, the gassiest animal, and much much more.
Crack open a can of beans, and laugh out loud from both ends at this zany-but-true encyc... more
by Robert J. O'KeefeThe controversy surrounding the origin of the universe, earth, and all living things is an ongoing debate in the public sphere. In Gaining the High Ground over Evolutionism, author Robert J. O?Keefe presents analysis leading to the realization that to obtain knowledge of origin is also to discover the origin of knowledge. Gaining the High Ground over Evolutionism recognizes the ideological nature of the topic of origin. It steps out of the realm of science and begins to deal with the question b... more
by Tam Warner MintonPhotography and Fun Facts about tropical reef fish, ALL FISH FACES will entertain people of all ages! Getting to know our underwater world is a fascinating journey into the unknown and the way to appreciate the value of our oceans! 10% of profits will go to the Marine Megafauna Foundation so they can continue their scientific research to protect our oceans and ocean giants.
by Faith A. ColburnA mash up of Ted Kooser’s Local Wonders, Roger Welch’s Shingling the Fog, and the author's lifetime of environmental journalism, Prairie Landscapes represents the rambling of one mind prowling around on the Great Plains. With its focus on families and landed communities, it brings you face to face with the land and its creatures.
by Kris FrenchExploring the scientific and philosophical evidence for the existence of God and weighing the data using medical diagnostic criteria. It is a journey through the universe and time all the way down to DNA and botulinum toxin.
by John T. WinthropWhat is this vast world we inhabit, and how are we to understand its law-like behavior? In this ground-breaking work, Dr. Winthrop seeks to identify the very source of physical law, with a view to explaining why there any laws at all and why they have the forms they do. The main idea is to treat the representation of a fact of the external world as a received message. By assuming exact correspondence between fact and representation, one arrives at a general law of physics--a Law of Laws--o... more
by Eileen Clancy BiegelHave you ever wondered what happens to plastic items once they have been used? How do abandoned fishing nets, known as ghost nets, float aimlessly in the ocean to forever haunt us? Where do balloons go after you have released it from your grasp? Ocean One tells the story of a unique place on Earth that is profoundly affected by the impact of marine debris. Travel with Edward to Kure Atoll, located in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, where he learns the impact has far-reaching consequences that... more
by Grant RodkeyOur Fated Century is a kaleidoscopic scan of events and attitudes that have affected us and our fellow earthly travelers during the tumultuous period from 1917 to 2017. During this period, the earth, its people, and their ideas have been ever-changing, and our horizon has shifted from Earth to the universe. The author has had extensive experience in various work and life environments, study, teaching, clinical practice in surgery, medical research, travel, and social interaction. He invites the ... more
by Ted Dillard
A book about how technology, innovation, renewable energy and the electric powertrain transformed motorsports in the 21st century. ------------------------- Electric vehicle technology began in the earliest days of cars – losing the battle with gas engines as far back as the early 1900s. After a short-lived rekindling of interest in the latter days of the 20th century, we saw an explosion of electric vehicle technology, with motorcycles at the forefront, starting with the da... more
by Dr. William Allan PlummerAuthor Dr. William Allan Plummer?s interest in nature was stimulated one winter by the sight of snowbirds, slate-colored juncos, in the family?s backyard in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. That same spring, he spotted the yellow-bellied sapsucker during its migration, and he was hooked. In Fronds and Anemones, he offers a collection of nature-based essays and articles, most of which appeared in the quarterly newsletter, Screeches, of Spencer Crest Nature Center, as well as in several other publicati... more
by Giovanni BurrascanoGiovanni Burrascano investigates why and how Western thinking has changed over the last five hundred years, affecting the human condition, natural world, and you. This timely report is a powerful and insightful treatment of today's many social and environmental concerns. Linking historical and more contemporary facts of the last five hundred years, So This Is Where We Stand? provides a concise and clear picture of who we were and of who we are today. This is must-read for anyone seeking answers,... more
by Corey PrestonFor newcomers to STEM fields, where to begin their education remains a challenge with little guidance. With any luck, the inquisitive person would have a mentor able to guide them down the path, for anyone else - good luck. Whether you are a student born into a technology threaded world, or have been an active professional for years, the technology vocabulary and acronyms can present a seemingly impossible educational goal. There is now a starting point in the newly released book - Welcome to To... more
by Lori SchweigertThis is an educational children?s book about the large wild animals of North America. It shows pictures of each animal as the adult male, adult female, and the baby animal. It also gives the reader the animal name, a brief description of its habitat, where its lives, and what kinds of foods it eats.
by James G. MartinRevelation through Science is written for the educated non-scientist who may be troubled by apparent conflicts between science and religion. Are science and faith incompatible? Astronomers, physicists, and biologists have now shown that the more deeply science probes nature, the more it reveals evidence pointing us to God. After reviewing concepts from those fields, Revelation through Science adds new material from chemistry. It describes organic structures that are profoundly vital for life, ye... more
by Mark PichoraImagination and education go hand in hand in this father-daughter camping trip beneath the stars. Jane listens as her dad tells of an amazing alien world, but is it all just a trick? Perhaps not! His fantastical imaginings are soon followed by an inspired account of the wonders of space and its infinite possibility, putting his wild tale into perspective against an even wilder universe. Stargazing will inspire kids to unleash their imagination as they learn about the wonders of space, from... more