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  • Unknown Skies: Leslie Kean and the Case for Rational UFO Investigation

    by Steven Donoso

    Unknown Skies is centered around an informed and in-depth interview with investigative journalist Leslie Kean, who has been researching and reporting for the past fifteen years on a subject which carries a cultural taboo on rational discourse: the presence in our skies of unidentified flying objects. Kean's articles have appeared in the Boston Globe, Atlanta-Journal Constitution, International Herald Tribune and other publications. Rational, eye... more

  • Form or Viscosity

    by payman sheriff
    Two clumps of matter pass through each other without sharing space; In some cases the colliding clumps of matter appear to deepen their distance even as they pass through each other. Clumps of a few hundred thousand lithium atoms that are cooled to within one-millionth of a degree above absolute zero a temperature so cold that the atoms march in lockstep and act as a single matter wave. The Interaction of light with matter has long been a field of interest for many quantum physicists, however,... more
  • Ecological studies of Parlatoria date scale insect, Parlatoria blanchardii (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) infesting date palm trees in

    by Moustafa Bakry
    Ecological studies of Parlatoria date scale insect, Parlatoria blanchardii (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) infesting date palm trees in Luxor Governorate, Egypt.
  • The Sandboa Book

    by Warren H. Treacher
    The Sandboa Book - 272 pages. 200+ photos by 31 photographers from 4 continents and 10 countries. With the largest part on East African sandboa [colubrinus], the book also covers rufescens and their crosses. It includes chapters on all 11 other sandboa species. with range maps, descriptions and known husbandry for all. Finished with three morph galleries, The Sandboa Book is the most comprehensive book on sandboas written.
  • The Airman's Arctic Survival Guide

    by Isabel Browne Driscoll

    The Airman’s Arctic Survival Guide  by Belmore Browne

    “Wars are fought outdoors.” - Belmore Browne (1880-1954) Alarmed by the high casualty rate of downed airmen in the north during the opening months of World War II, military planners turned to Belmore Browne, American artist, illustrator, explorer and experienced outdoorsman. As Civilian Consultant for the new Arctic Training School, he prepared courses based on his lectures and original poster-sized diagrams to... more

  • Ripe Seed Recorded

    by J. S. King
    You want to collect wildflower seed but when will it be ready? This guide tells you when the seed will be ripe and make more efficient your collecting forays. Plants for your shady beds, plants for your sunny borders, the native landscape has something for every niche. Look at your local wild areas with a new eye and see which flowers will enhance your garden.
  • The Dance of the Moon

    by Pari Spolter
    Explanation of the complex motion of the Moon. In this book, you will not find a long series of advanced mathematical equations. There are no theory or assumptions. Instead, you will find many easy to understand graphs based on the latest ephemerides of unprecedented accuracy.
  • Power Shift

    by Robert Arthur Stayton

    A detailed guide to the future of energy based on solar photovoltaics. Power Shift explains to a general audience how energy works and why it determines the fate of humankind. Power Shift  provides historical background on how the human relationship with energy developed, and how that relationship was gradually taken over by fossil fuels, converting us all into energy consumers. Now those fossil fuels are driving global warming and ocean acidification, forcing us to reexamine our energy ... more

  • The Wild Horse Dilemma: Conflicts and Controversies of the Atlantic Coast Herds

    by Bonnie Gruenberg

    Tirades and threats. Hyperbole and deception. Living traditions and dead animals. The conflicts that rage around the wild horses of the Atlantic coast can be loud, confusing, and downright vicious. Wild horses have lived on these barrier islands for hundreds of years, and many people would like to see them remain. Horse advocates and horse detractors alike turn to research to support their claims, but often reach different conclusions from the same information. Bonnie Gruenberg, a healthcare ... more

  • Scientist Rain

    by Dionne Fields
    The storybook about a elementary student choosing careers paths early in his life. I want to inspire kids to learn and study more about what they would love to do when they grow up. This storybook is to encourage kids of all ages to read more and to study, their career choice early on. When they enter high school, they would have learn more about their career choices and what path to work towards and college choices. Rain a little boy in elementary school wants to learn more ... more
  • Are the Androids Dreaming Yet?: Amazing Brain. Human Communication, Creativity & Free Will.

    by James Tagg
    One of the most important questions of our time is whether human beings are computers? Are we 'wet computers' made from flesh and blood rather than Silicon but essentially the same? If we are then how do we create and exercise free will. The book is very topical. We have just had the launch of two Hollywood movies in this field, the Imitation Game and the Theory of Everything. What are the questions these great minds - Turing and Hawking - grappled with and what do their answers mean to our ... more
  • Helping the Hummingbirds (ISBN 150246673

    by Annette Meredith
    Called "flying jewels" by the early explorers, hummingbirds delight people of all ages with their antics, but many do not realize their important role in plant pollination or their usefulness in controlling insect pests like aphids and mosquitoes. "Helping the Hummingbirds" introduces children of elementary school age to the fascinating world of hummingbirds and teaches them how we can help these tiny aeronautical experts to flourish in our backyards. A helpful and informative section ... more
  • Saving the Bees (ISBN 1502477319)

    by Annette Meredith
    In this book for children of elementary school age, the author brings the message of the bees with stunning photographs and simple text to explain what the bees do, how they are endangered, and how we can help them. Bee populations worldwide have been declining and many people are not aware of the bees' importance in the ecosystem and how their disappearance would affect our food supply. A section for parents and teachers at the end of the book provides useful information on possible c... more
  • There's a Bug in My Blossom

    by J.C. Donaho
    Freddy Squirrel and his friends have discovered a number of creatures in the garden. Follow along with Freddy and the group as they learn about the bugs and other critters they find in, under and around the flowers. There's a Bug in my Blossom is written to appeal to readers young and old. Bright colorful close-up photos of bugs are accompanied with more detailed text for advanced readers. After reading the book, it is time to go outside and experience nature for real!
  • Beza, Who Saved the Forests of Ethiopia, One Church at a Time – A Conservation Story

    by Meg Lowman, Ph.D.
    BEZA is the story of an Ethiopian girl who is helping to conserve the last forests and biodiversity of northern Ethiopia. BEZA not only inspires girls to pursue science, but she also illustrates the power of kids to seek global solutions.
  • Glacier Bay Old Ice, New Land

    by william d boehm
    Glacier Bay Old Ice, New Land is a natural history and photographic book that explores one of the earth's last primeval places, a spectacular mountainous landscape penetrated by fjords created by retreating ice, home to wildlife including whales, seals, sea lions, sea otter, moose, mountain goats, brown and black bear, wolverine, bald eagles and puffins. More than a half million visitors come yearly to this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Southeast Alaska's northern panhandle, drawn by its un spoil... more