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Science & Nature
by Carles Lalueza-FoxFew things seem as irreversible as death, whether for an individual or a species. But what would happen if death was reversible, if we could bring back to life something similar to the species that became extinct in the past? This Quick Immersion is an accessible explanation to the general public of the recent developments in various techniques in molecular biology, among them cloning, synthetic genomes and genetic editing. All of them have led to the emergence of a field of research that is in ... more
by Charles CastoOn March 11, 2011, fifty minutes after a magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit eastern Japan, a tsunami 45-feet high engulfed the nuclear power plant known as Fukushima Daiichi, knocking out electrical power and all the reactors' safety systems. Three reactor cores experienced meltdowns in the first three days, leading to an unimaginable nuclear disaster. The person the Tokyo Electric Power Company called for help was Dr. Chuck Casto. In Station Blackout, Chuck Casto, the foremost authority on responding... more
by Harley RustadBIG LONELY DOUG weaves the ecology of old-growth forests, the legend of the West Coast’s big trees, the turbulence of the logging industry, the fight for preservation, the contention surrounding ecotourism, First Nations land and resource rights, and the fraught future of these ancient forests around the story of a logger who saved one of Canada's last great trees.
by John Benzee
Can you guess what fruit I am? A pear? An orange? A strawberry? In this guess-the-fruit book, fifteen riddles about common fruits ask the question, “what am I?” Each rhythmic riddle first gives a detailed description of a fruit. On the following page, a colorful illustration provides the answer.
In this companion to What am I? Vegetables, kids will have fun trying to solve these riddles about fruits that they may encounter on their plate, in the grocery store, or in... more
by Emmanuel and Lorena AugustineThis book is the first volume of a collection of seven books. This volume covers animals A, B, and C and consists of thirty animals and thirty rhymes. Apart from being fun, each rhyme is factual and stays true to the animal's nature - making it fun for children to learn and memorize creatures of the animal kingdom. Learn from the unusual aye-aye to the common bluebird. Exciting illustrations allow children to get a realistic image of the animal while still making it colorful and captivating. Per... more
by Prashant ChauhanLets not take this earth for granted as because of it we are happily alive. We all are facing this global warming and climate change is our major concern. It is already in records that ice at Antartica is melting faster than we thought. But what we are doing to prevent this? Literally nothing is the answer. This book is all about gravitational waves and based on these waves definition of gravity has been redefined. Importance of these waves in basic physics has been discussed. How using them hum... more
by Casey HarrisonFrom the Universe to You combines nonfiction elements and family bonds to present a complex topic—the universe and our place in it—in a poetic manner intended to both inform and spur the imagination. In so doing, the story and colorful illustrations bring the reader from the largest scale to the smallest while describing the indispensable role of each element in between. The book concludes by focusing on the child, the movements and growth they share with the universe as a whole, and the special... more
by Julie KilpatrickHorticultural lecturer, Julie Kilpatrick, takes you on a journey through the lives of plants explaining the processes upon which all plants rely for their survival and how we can use that knowledge to influence our horticultural practices. Written in a conversational style, it covers the evolution of plants, how they are named, sexual reproduction, life cycles and the plant processes of photosynthesis, transpiration, respiration and translocation. Along the way, it introduces you to some of the ... more
by Michael BoyajianNow all three Hudson Valley and Catskills classics are available in one volume. Catskills essays and a guide to the region, a memoir of the author and his wife's first year in the Hudson Valley and a guide to quiet places in the valley for writers.
by Preston BrownSo many of our youth today are on the cusp of greatness and failure. It?s almost as if they are one circumstance away from having the abundant life that God wants us to have. Whether it?s an unexpected pregnancy, the death of a parent, or maybe just getting caught up with the wrong crowd, greatness eludes them. That?s why I believe that in today?s world, we all need a plan to help us navigate through the good times as well as the bad times?a plan that would be a ?bridge? over troubled waters whe... more
by Justin Deering?The End-of-the-World Delusion is a well-written, thoroughly researched, and very readable book. Deering?s lively narrative makes complex and complicated topics accessible to the average reader. He certainly pulled me into his book despite my cynical view of the topic. Deering offers the reader riveting histories of end-of-the world beliefs and covers an extraordinary array of ground in this well-researched book, discussing everything from the Mayan end-of-times predictions, Christian rapture be... more
by John WarholDr Warhol’s Periodic Table of Microbes, The Small Guide to Small Things is the world's most entertaining microbiology book. Based on the periodic table of elements, the book describes 118 microorganisms in 300 words or less; each organism is keyed out by its microbial characteristics, and all the organisms are described in terms of popular culture and recent history. There are memorable connections between microbes and: The Simpsons, The Game of Thrones, Rock-n-Roll music, philosophy, history, a... more
by Dustin HartleyAtheism Made Easy is a guide to losing your faith! This contribution to the philosophy of religion is a scathing attack on irrational belief in a god or gods. The author uses wit, science, and philosophical arguments against God.
by Sunnie D. Kidd/Jim KiddIn 1970, Sunnie D. Kidd coined the term Inbetweenness to conceptualize the mystery of interconnectedness of all beings. Inbetweenness is the web that connects the cosmos and everything in it. It is, on a smaller scale, the nervous system, which connects our universe and holds it together. Inbetweenness is a shared resonating spiritual field of movement and vibration, which is the root of all spiritual experiences and scientific investigation. It is the common ground of all religions, which has b... more
by David L. PetersWe are bound in the music of life where we dance and weave within that glorious melody, or what some call God. Now, God has said that we are the very image of God (Genesis 1:27), and as images of God, we have the inborn ability to have Joy and Happiness forever present in our life. The author, David L. Peters, is an octogenarian whose life has always been filled with joy, regardless of outward appearances. The wonders of the Kingdom of Heaven is everyone?s birthright, if you know how to let your... more
by Rhys McCarneyThe book begins with a brief history of the telecommunications and computing industries. Descriptions of key inventions of the 1960s–1980s, appropriate for undergrad students in any STEM field or an interested lay reader, include optic fiber, diode lasers and field effect transistors. The book next explores US intellectual property law and describes changes that occurred because of high technology. The submarine patent is an important case in point. The final portion discusses how the structure ... more