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by Michael Edward Kauffmann (Goodreads Author)
Conifers of the Pacific Slope is a contemporary field guide built to assist plant lovers in identifying one of the most intriguing and…more
Conifers of the Pacific Slope is a contemporary field guide built to assist plant lovers in identifying one of the most intriguing and ancient groups of plants in the world. Conifers survive within the West’s most spectacular environments—from the coastal temperate rainforests to the highest mountain summits.
Educator, plant explorer, and author Michael Kauffmann introduces readers to the magic of the Pacific Slope's conifers through:
-Color plates for identifying 65 species
-Accurate and updated collection of range maps for all conifer along the Pacific Slope
-Destinations for finding conifers in the field
-Tantalizing photos from across the West
-All conifer species found in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, southern British Columbia and northern Baja California [close]
by James Barney (Goodreads Author)
When mysterious events begin occurring along the New River Valley in West Virginia, government agents Mike Califano and Ana Thorne are sent to investigate. What they discover will shake the foundations of science and religion and put both agents in the crosshairs of a deadly, worldwide conspiracy. A powerful and mysterious force has been unleashed, and it’s about to fall into the wrong hands. To prevent a global catastrophe, Califano and Thorne must work together to solve a biblical mystery that has confounded scholars for centuries. And they must do so quickly, before time runs out . . . forever. [close]
by Donald E. Moss (Goodreads Author)
Read about Dr. Moss' 40 year odyssey to bring a simple, affordable, and ground breaking drug to Alzheimer's patients in spite of the challenges and set backs from bureaucracies and big pharma. Furthermore, see what possibilities may lead to this drug reaching the market and helping millions of people retain the best quality of life they can have in the grips of this horrible disease.
Donald Moss is recently retired from University of Texas at El Paso, with more than 100 articles, abstracts and presentations at national and international meetings having to do with his research in Alzheimer's and related memory disorders. He has dedicated his retirement to bringing this proven effective treatment to market. [close]
by Tim Birkhead
by Charles A. Lewis (Goodreads Author)
by Kunal K. Das (Goodreads Author)
Learn how quantum physics affects your daily life and discover practical ways to put that knowledge to good use!
Ever wonder why you always seem to seek the easiest and shortest way to accomplish something? And why is it so satisfying to drive along a road hitting every green light as if by magic? How can you reduce "destructive interference" in your relationships? Why was the global financial crisis caused by "potential gradients" and how can you better manage your finances?
The Quantum Guide to Life applies the laws of physics to explain everything from relationships and human nature to the effects of globalization. It achieves the impossible task of making quantum physics deeply relevant to your life—even if you have no interest in science. With a lively and engaging tone theoretical physicist Kunal Das ponders the underlying truths and patterns in our shared and common life experiences, using insights derived from the fundamental laws of physics. Fans of The Tipping Point and Freakonomics will find much to contemplate here.
In The Quantum Guide to Life readers will find a fresh new perspective on the human experience, and in the process effortlessly absorb some of the most important laws of physics without facing any math or dense logic. What you learn will surprise, entertain, and perhaps even shock you with its simple wisdom—once you’ve learned about the "laziness factor" your life will never be the same again! [close]
by Richard H. Graham (Goodreads Author)
The SR-71 was in service with the U.S. Air Force from 1964 to 1998, when it was withdrawn from use, superseded by satellite technology. Twelve of the thirty-two aircraft were destroyed in accidents, but none were ever lost to enemy action.
Throughout its thirty-four-year career, the SR-71 was the world’s fastest and highest-flying operational manned aircraft. It set world records for altitude and speed: an absolute altitude record of 85,069 feet on July 28, 1974, and an absolute speed record of 2,193.2 miles per hour on the same day. On September 1, 1974, it set a speed and time record over a recognized course between New York and London (3,508 miles) of 1,435.587 miles per hour and an elapsed time of 1 hour, 54 minutes, 56.4 seconds.
SR-71 covers every aspect of the SR-71’s development, manufacture, modification, and active service from the insider’s perspective of one its pilots and is lavishly illustrated with more than 200 photos. [close]
by David West Reynolds, Gene Cernan , Wally Schirra
Featuring a wealth of rare photogra…more
Featuring a wealth of rare photographs, artwork, and cutaway illustrations, Apollo recaptures the excitement of the USA’s journey to the moon. From the adventurous astronauts to the scientists and engineers who designed and built the state-of-the-art spacecraft, Reynolds covers every aspect of this epic voyage. Through concise description, he introduces the uninitiated to this thrilling episode in U.S. history while also providing engaging details for the space aficionado. All of the key events and personalities are presented, creating a clear picture of how we got to the moon and what happened along the way. The detailed and meticulously labeled diagrams and maps give the reader an in-depth understanding of the technology that carried the astronauts to the moon and what they accomplished while they were there. In addition, the book includes a foreword by Wally Schirra, the only astronaut to fly in all three of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs, and an afterword by Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon. Apollo: The Epic Journey to the Moon, 1963-1972 is truly the most comprehensive account of the Apollo program ever written. [close]
by Jim Ottaviani (Goodreads Author), Maris Wicks
Tackling Goodall, Fossey, and Galdikas in turn, and covering the highlights of their respective careers, Primates is an accessible, entertaining, and informative look at the field of primatology and at the lives of three of the most remarkable women scientists of the twentieth century. [close]
by Ian Flitcroft (Goodreads Author), Britt Spencer
In the words of the prestigious Publisher's Weekly, 'it has the potential to open up physics and the realm of Einstein to unsuspecting comics fans, which means Flitcroft’s journey is a success.'
The verdict of the NY Journal of books is that “Dr. Flitcroft and Mr. Spencer have created a showcase for why comics and graphic novels can be the perfect teaching tools.”
This is a book that will change your view of the universe. Can you afford not to read it?
You can see a pre-view at www.journeybystarlight.com [close]
by Allen Hornblum, Judith Lynn Newman, Gregory J. Dober
by Bernadette Pajer (Goodreads Author)
CAPACITY FOR MURDER:
Healing Sands Sanitarium, sou…more
CAPACITY FOR MURDER:
Healing Sands Sanitarium, southwest of Seattle, Washington, sits on the sandy doorstep of the Pacific Ocean. Famed for its restorative rest-cure, fermented diets, and Dr. Hornsby's electrotherapeutics, no one has ever died at Healing Sands. Until now. When Professor Bradshaw is summoned to investigate, he knows this was no accident, but his only clue to foul play is as insubstantial as smoke--to anyone other than an electrical engineer. In this isolated location, suspects are limited to a handful whose lives--and lies--must be exhumed and examined. A sinister tale emerges as deep undercurrents turn personal, provoking Bradshaw to make a decision about the woman he loves. And then an everyday object provides the key, alerting Bradshaw that one among them is a walking dead man, and another possesses the capacity for murder.
CAPACITY FOR MURDER is 3rd in the Professor Bradshaw Series.
“Let’s just say that readers of historical fiction, mystery and romance will love this novel too. Heck, readers of any fiction will love this book. Many thumbs up for a story well-told. I highly recommend CAPACITY FOR MURDER by Bernadette Pajer.”
Susan Wingate, Writing from the Couch [close]
by Corrado Ghinamo (Goodreads Author)
The Beautiful Scientist takes an interesting look at science and faith, and how the two can work together to prove there is a Creator. Corrado Ghinamo believes it is the very existence of the universe that allows people to see there is a super-entity, there is a God. He uses scientific evidence, like the Big Bang Theory, the smallest particles of the universe, the galaxies, and what he calls the Super-Force to prove just that—God does exist.
Creation and evolution are not two separate ideals; rather evolution is one of the means that God used and still uses in creating and governing the universe. Ghinamo shows that God is a logical necessity to complete the vision of scientist’s universe. The same goes for people of faith; there is scientific evidence that can further the existence of a Creator.
The Beautiful Scientist: A Spiritual Approach to Science uses easy-to-understand language, examples from everyday life, and an easy-to-follow structure to prove that the universe, far more beautiful and complex than people can imagine, was in fact created by God, and that evidence and rationality in science can lead to the belief in God. [close]
by Dee Nicholls (Goodreads Author)
Hurricane Day is more than a story about a hurricane. It explores the hectic pace of…more
Hurricane Day is more than a story about a hurricane. It explores the hectic pace of the modern day family. Jimmy and his family are always in a hurry, always rushing from one activity to the next. However, when they find out there is a hurricane headed straight for them, Jimmy's parents must slow down and take the time to reassure him that everything will be all right. They take a break from the rat race to answer all of his questions, as they prepare for the hurricane.
by B.L. Freeborn (Goodreads Author)
Within the cuneiform records a King's List has been found…more
Within the cuneiform records a King's List has been found. The Weld-Blundell prism speaks of a great deluge that destroyed a scientific civilization 241,000 years old.
Within the ancient text of the Torah lies a secret. It is a mystery revealed through numbers. The size of the Biblical Ark, the number of days Moses wandered in the wilderness, and Noah's great age all tell us a story. Word by word, number by number the mystery unfolds. Even the many Hebrew names for God tell the story.
The Great Giza pyramid has been built to endure a tidal wave. Did it already survive such a wave? Were they predicting another flood?
What happened to the Earth to make the ancient people believe something dreadful might occur again in the future? Scientists know the pole moves over very vast eons of time. Does the pole move more often than that? Does it move on its own? And what happens when it does? Have the ancient mages left us a record of a pole shift?
For the first time ancient monuments are deciphered in a way that allows us to understand a hidden message about the past and a dire warning about the future.
A journey of discovery lies within and our ultimate fate awaits.... [close]
by David M. Schwartz, Dwight Kuhn
Teacher guide in back of book, additional material (including instructions on how to put on a Rotten Pumpkin play in your school) on Creston and Author website. [close]
by Dana Mackenzie (Goodreads Author)
In this edition, read about how mathematicians predicted the course of the 2009 flu pandemic; how the tsunami of 2011 taught us that there is no such thing as a "worst case" tsunami; and how models developed to forecast earthquakes have been adapted to make crime forecasts.
Also, read about breakthroughs in pure mathematics such as the proof of the Willmore conjecture and the Virtual Haken Conjecture. And finally, find out what is new in the world of Rubik's cubes! [close]
by David Cornelius Flynn (Goodreads Author)
by Brian Andrews (Goodreads Author)
Fans of James Rollins, Robert Ludlum, Michael Crichton, and Robin Cook will enjoy this high octane thriller. A genetic…more
Fans of James Rollins, Robert Ludlum, Michael Crichton, and Robin Cook will enjoy this high octane thriller. A genetic mutation, rekindled lost love, and a high-stakes chase across Europe make CALYPSO DIRECTIVE a great weekend read.
Available in Hardcover, Kindle, Nook, and iBooks format.
Explore online at: http://www.novel.calypsodirective.com...
Become a fan at: www.facebook.com/brianandrewsauthor [close]
by George Johnson
When science writer George Johnson's wife was diagnosed with a metastatic cancer, he plunged himself into a study of the disease and of the people who dedicate their lives to understanding and combating it. What he discovered is that a revolution is now under way-a thrilling explosion of theories about what cancer really is and where it comes from. Here we have his luminous accounts of, among other revelations: tumors that evolve like alien creatures inside the body . . . paleoncologists who have found petrified tumors clinging to the skeletons of dinosaurs and human ancestors . . . the surprising changes in science's understanding of the causes of cancer, with dietary specifics and environmental toxins taking a lesser role. The Cancer Chronicles is endlessly surprising and as radiant in its prose as it is authoritative in its eye-opening science. [close]
by Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, Kenneth Cukier
This book is an incredibly important start.” —Lawrence Lessig, Roy L. Furman Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, and author of Remix and Free Culture
“This brilliant book cuts through the mystery and the hype surrounding big data. A must-read for anyone in business, information technology, public policy, intelligence, and medicine. And anyone else who is just plain curious about the future.”
—John Seely Brown, former Chief Scientist, Xerox Corp., and head of Xerox Palo Alto Research Center
Which paint color is most likely to tell you that a used car is in good shape? How can officials identify the most dangerous New York City manholes before they explode? And how did Google searches predict the spread of the H1N1 flu outbreak?
“Big data” refers to our burgeoning ability to crunch vast collections of information, analyze it instantly, and draw sometimes profoundly surprising conclusions from it. This emerging science can translate myriad phenomena—from the price of airline tickets to the text of millions of books—into searchable form, and uses our increasing computing power to unearth epiphanies that we never could have seen before.
This is the first book on the subject—and the last word on it for a good while. Big Data prepares us for some big changes, like the End of Cause-and-Effect. Crunching vast swathes of info instantly almost always generates unforeseen connections that we must act on before we can explain them. For instance, the FBI and Britain’s MI5 have started combing Twitter for terms that signal localized spikes in anxiety or anger; in fact, London police used this technique to predict where riots would break out last year. The old order—cause-and-effect—will be reversed, as we note and act upon effects before seeking their causes, if we bother to do that at all.
If you think this is an abstraction that won’t affect you, you are—or will soon be—wrong. Insurance companies, banks, and the government will predict—and penalize you for—your likely future actions based on the information they already have on you. Indeed, a couple of companies can already estimate a person’s credit score with unnerving accuracy based on such seemingly innocuous info as whether they own a car, are married, and recently split a dinner tab. Kenn and Viktor also foresee big changes in the business world, as companies of all sorts start crunching their data, and profiting from the results. In fact, they predict that data will soon be listed as an asset in annual reports, P&Ls, etc. In other words, for every business—not just Amazon and Google—data will become part of the bottom line.
Perhaps the most striking change for each one of us is the fact that big data changes us from consumers to producers. Each of our public acts (and many of our seemingly private ones) creates information that is valuable to somebody. For instance, it’s been estimated that each Facebook user generates $100 worth of data for that company. As of now, Facebook doesn’t pay us for that info, but it and many other companies will have to start giving us our due as we come to realize how much even our smallest acts are worth in the age of big data.
A revolution on par with the Internet or perhaps even the printing press, big data will change the way we think about business, health, politics, education, and innovation in the years to come.
by Corrado Ghinamo (Goodreads Author)
La scienza e la fede. Che rapporto c'è tra questi due modi di interpretare il mondo che ci circonda? Son…more
La scienza e la fede. Che rapporto c'è tra questi due modi di interpretare il mondo che ci circonda? Sono antitetici?
In questo volume l'autore propone una bella immagine dello straordinario universo nel quale siamo immersi. Corrado Ghinamo è convinto che la scienza non deve essere vista come contrapposta alla fede: la scienza può addirittura portare a credere in Dio, mostrandoci che l'esistenza di Dio è la risposta più plausibile e razionale. La scienza, di fatto, studia la creazione e quindi studia Dio stesso.
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by Ross Friedman (Goodreads Author)
A New York City cop stars in this heart-stopping metaphysical science fiction thriller that is a sh…more
A New York City cop stars in this heart-stopping metaphysical science fiction thriller that is a shot of pure light into the dark horizon of futurescape
Hunterdon County, N. J.
Death welcomes Tom Maxwell, a policeman, into the world of the afterlife. Maxwell will learn to work with the complexities of his new world, a world of a new DNA, the shock of not meeting his God, hieroglyphs and psychic power beyond his wildest dreams as a hard-boiled New York City cop finds himself tested in his faith. A heart-stopping metaphysical adventure into time, space and immortal energy, Ross Friedman’s Apotheosis is a shot of pure light into the dark horizon of science fiction.
As Science’s endless pursuit of answering the unanswerable questions never tires, Maxwell is challenged to question the intent of the questions themselves. Perhaps the endless pursuit is designed to be endless? Destiny has a design for Tom and it is a man named Ajay Mehra who will show him the way. In Daygon, the world he finds himself in, Tom is tasked to protect God’s intent while others believe that since they did not find God after their deaths, that there must not be a God and conclude that they can become Gods themselves by mastering the sciences involved in the afterlife. Friedman addresses a thorny modern question in the adversarial struggle between Insu Dong Yul, a scientist and Tom–the question of God’s existence after modern science has written him out of the equation. It reflects the seemingly endless struggle between believers and non-believers that rage on today. In entering the portals of Daygon, Apotheosis challenges the characters to have faith in God after experiencing death and not meeting God.
Tom Maxwell turns into a denizen of Daygon–and his policeman’s mind is perfect for the quest he is set on. In the ensuing philosophical, scientific, religious and physical struggle, he learns a new way of life and protects the intention of life’s very design, the way that God had intended for mankind. Apotheosis is a thinking person’s adventure book that covers scopes of beliefs of many cultures and philosophies while maintaining fast paced action; it has a love story which underscores the importance of man’s consistent error of not learning from history; and an intriguing conundrum about the afterlife, which is a test of faith, regardless of belief. It leaves readers enjoying the adventure and pondering the many questions mankind cannot answer. It will leave them wondering when Friedman will come out with his next novel.
by Imran Siddiq (Goodreads Author)
Zachary lives in waste, and Rosa…more
Zachary lives in waste, and Rosa occupies wealth. They are worlds apart, and against the advice of his droid, Zachary will go to her.
What he discovers will turn his and her life upside down.
Young Adult Science Fiction. [close]
by David Barker (Goodreads Author)
Science and Religion: Reconciling the Conflicts is a result of more than 40 years of spare-time study on the subject. Truth is truth--from whatever source, however sorting it out from the huge quantity of material bombarding us daily is a formidable task.
This book takes a rather literal approach to the Bible, discusses some of the weaknesses in conflicting scientific theory, and shares summary information about other scientific theories which are more consistent with a literal reading of the scriptures. [close]
by Sue Lange (Goodreads Author)
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