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  • Science a la Carte

    by Mathijs Beckers
    Are you ready to get your preconceived notions about energy and climate change challenged? Whether we can alleviate the effects of man-made climate change will be determined by reality, not economics or ideology. Can we do it using solar energy? Or wind power? What about geothermal? Or nuclear energy? To determine what can and cannot be done we have to consider countless of reports shared with us by research institutes from all over the world. To derive some conclusions we have to examine questi... more
  • Innocent Thoughts

    by Ophir Mottes
    Many words, concepts, and sentences seem obvious to us; it feels like we know what they mean, and we do not really stop to see if we do. Often once an actual effort is done and we try to put our "knowing" into words, we find things are not that simple. Many times once an accurate definition is sought, the intricacies of concepts reveal themselves. Many times when trying to explain an "understood" sentence, we find out it has some hidden folds, and we may have to define some of its parts better... more
  • space : Universe of pollution

    by Dr.Nileshkumar Baria
    Space pollution refers to the gathering debris in orbit around the Earth, made up of discarded rocket boosters, In the most general sense, the term space pollution includes both the natural micrometeoroid and man-made orbital debris constituents of the space atmosphere; conversely, as "pollution" is generally considered to indicate a despoiling of the usual environment, space contamination here submits to only man-made orbital debris. Orbital debris poses a hazard to both manned plus unmanned ... more
  • Microbes Mindcrobes

    by Helga Zelinski PhD
    Microbes were the first forms of life on this planet and have survived by adapting to ever-changing environments, from simple one-celled life forms to intelligent, decision-making, life-sustaining species in charge of many primary functions in Earth’s biochemical and biological balances. The scientific community estimates that life began approximately 3.5 billion years ago as a result of a complex sequence of chemical reactions that took place in Earth’s atmosphere. There was virtually no oxygen... more
  • A Guide to the Study of Basic Medical Mycology

    by Kee Peng Ng, Tuck Soon Soo-Hoo, and Shiang Ling Na
    Mycotic diseases are gaining importance because of the increase in opportunistic fungal infections in patients whose immune systems are compromised. The identification of fungi isolated from clinical material has posed a variety of problems to many laboratories because of lack of expertise and experience, especially in the identification of recently emerged rare fungi that had not been previously reported. A Guide to the Study of Basic Medical Mycology offers an overview of the basic characte... more
  • Global Explorer

    by E L Strauss
    From the scorching sands of the Namib desert to the clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef, uncover the planet’s most fascinating secret spots – from towering rocks to creepy coastlines, ancient salt flats, soaring dunes and more. On the way, you’ll encounter strange fauna and flora, peer into the mists of mythology, investigate some scary relics and even don your white coat for a stint in the lab. Ever wanted to know why some sand dunes appear red? Just how big Ayers Rock actually is? How about... more
  • Complex Systems in Our World

    by E L Strauss
    Curious and creative teens can now uncover the worlds of systems and complexity theory – captivating, interdisciplinary fields that explore often overlooked questions: Just how do systems work? How do the pieces within them fit together? How do wholes become more than the mere sums of their parts? From the human body, to ant colonies, superorganisms and cities, this concise, full-colour, richly illustrated guide takes the reader on a captivating journey of discovery. From the principles that ... more
  • Our Universe Revealed: A cosmic exploration

    by E L Strauss
    Captivating images, probing questions, amazing discoveries and more await the reader in this concise, full-colour, exquisitely illustrated guide. Aimed at curious and creative teens and young adults, the work takes readers on an exhilarating journey into the field of cosmology, delving into some of science’s most fundamental questions. How did the universe begin? How does it work? How has it evolved over time and how is it still evolving? From the tiniest constituents of matter to structur... more
  • Digital Master

    by Pearl Zhu

    Digital Master refers to those high-performing, highly innovative and high-mature (less than 15%) digital organizations; they have both clear digital vision and well-crafted digital strategy; they are courageous to be in the vanguard of digital transformation with a quantum lead. But they also proactively develop more advanced and unique digital capabilities step-by-step and build a digital premium into their very foundation of business, such as digital thinking, culture, agility, intelligenc... more

  • Adventure and the Pacific Crest Trail: Backpacking America's Premier National Scenic Trail

    by Arthur McMahon
    Discover the highs and lows of backpacking the Pacific Crest Trail through daily journal entries and beautiful photos. Witness the contrast of landscapes from stark deserts to the majestic Sierra Nevada. Feel the struggle of hunger and the pain of injury. Meet trail angels and stumble upon trail magic in this detailed chronicle, this step-by-step narrative of life on the trail. Jill and Arthur walked from the Mexican border to the Canadian border in 2015, documenting their 2,650 mile journey... more
  • The World Atlas of Light Pollution

    by Fabio Falchi
    This is the first book that shows the spread of light pollution on our planet. It is the result of years of research by the author and his collaborators. The book contains full color plates of the continents and of the main countries, showing the brightness of the night sky at zenith due to light pollution. It can help to choose the best places for stargazing or the nearest site to admire the Milky Way. It will show how polluted is the place where you live. The book also describe how to reduce l... more
  • Dinosaur Rain Island

    by Dionne L Fields
    Rain wants kids, to have a hand on experience with dinosaur fossils. And so much more, at the dinosaur rain Island. Rain has been collecting Dinosaurs, ever since his first birthday on Mother’s Day. Today Rain is 9 years old, and he is going into fourth grade. Rain wants to be a paleontologist, after he completes high school. A paleontologist studies dinosaur fossils. Rain Fields is very excited about, opening his very own Dinosaur Rain Island. Location: Atlant... more
  • One-Handed Fractions

    by Karen Tollefson
    This book guides the older student or adult who is returning to school for a degree, further training, or GED through a review of fractions. Even if you hated fractions, this method will make sense to you and will make doing fractions a breeze.
  • The Nature of Science Today-Denial of the Truth "Forms" as Reality

    by Frank Elbert Davis III
    The Nature of Science Today - Denial of THE Truth ''Forms'' as Reality focuses upon ''the greater consciousness'' of persons who have as their ''Ideal self'' ''the will to truthfulness'' and correlates that will with Christian men (and women) as opposed to ''Natural Man,'' whose will is determined by some other, probably unconscious, ''Ideal self.'' A great failure scientists have committed today is their failure to ''be truthful'' or to will the identity of science to be that of truth ''form... more
  • Argiope Aurantia

    by Deborah Keever
    Argiope Aurantia, also known as a Garden Spider is an invertebrated animal having an exoskeleton. See her emit pure white silk from her spinnerets sac as she captures her prey. You will enjoy many more interesting facts about the Garden Spider as you read “Argiope Aurantia”.
  • Herbal Lore, A Guide to Herbal Medicine

    by K.J. Simmill
    This book covers a wide range of herbs and their uses in both medicinal and magical practices, including sections detailing extraction and application. It also provides comprehensive step-by-step instructions on making a wide range of items encompassing creams, herbal bags, incense, salves, tinctures, and poultices. Presented in an easy to understand format, with an added definition of terms, making it an asset to anyone wishing to utilise the beneficial properties of herbs.