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by A. Togay KoralturkHaving been widely adopted as the primary course material for bachelor's and master's degree classes in architecture and civil engineering in universities throughout the United States, the LEED Green Associate V4 Exam Complete Study Guide provides deep insight into the principles of green building, and it helps the reader learn, rather than just memorize, the essential information for the exam. Thus, this approach equips candidates to successfully pass the LEED Green Associate exam with flying c... more
by Jeff RansomAuroras, Petroglyhs, and Pagans presents information about why the ancients thought they saw gods in the sky, what natural images and motions of those images inspired the ancients to create myths about the gods, why ancients throughout the world created similar myths, and why the gods disappeared from view to become ethereal gods.
by joseph palazzoThis book is an attempt to change the conversation in the world of physics. Instead of stretching the current theories to their limits - the prevailing attitude in the last 30 years - it seeks to revisit their basic assumptions. Notably, a new concept of time is introduced. A new law of kinematics is presented as the underpinning of the entropy concept, and a re-examination of Einstein's Equivalence Principle yields new insights into the concept of gravity.
by Antoinette ClarkSadie is a kind worker bee who enjoys sharing with all of the other bees in Honeycomb City. Sharing and being kind makes Sadie very happy! Now that Spring has arrived, Sadie and her best bee friends, Gabby, Madi, and Simone, have made plans to leave Honeycomb City to find pollen. While they are away pollinating, Sadie helps the bees share and get safely back to Honeycomb City.
by Joseph PalazzoThis book is an attempt to change the conversation in the world of physics. Instead of stretching the current theories to their limits - the prevailing attitude in the last 30 years - it seeks to revisit their basic assumptions. Notably, a new concept of time is introduced. A new law of kinematics is presented as the underpinning of the entropy concept, and a re-examination of Einstein's Equivalence Principle yields new insights into the concept of gravity.
by Sudhanshu ShekharThis story deals with the Mr. S. Who has the telepathy brain? How he saves from self? It is a story.
by Connie Goyette CrawleyCan you imagine having an octopus as a pet? How about a miniature horse or a tarantula? Take a trip around the world with photographs of amazing pets. Compare maps showing each animal's natural range and learn fascinating facts and scientific names - then check out ten top tips for choosing a pet.
by Cameron M. SmithA graphics-driven review of human global prehistory over the last four million years, highlighting our dispersals across the globe. The book is illustrated with my research drawings and maps compiled from over 30 years in archaeology. Includes extensive notes and references.
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