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Weather Author Arthur Upgren
ISBN-10 9780465012220
Release 2008-01-07
Pages 240
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Scientists have delved deep into the smallest particles of matter and have extended their view to the far reaches of the universe, but still they are unable to predict the temperature five days hence. In this intriguing book, two experts in meteorology and astronomy take us on a grand tour of Earth's weather. Amid colorful anecdotes of the Galápagos, Siberia, and places closer to home, they describe the factors involved in shaping our weather, from humidity and prevailing winds to air-pressure systems and the causes of seasonal change. They also explore the history of Earth's climate and its pivotal role in the development of life and human evolution. The authors end with a discussion of the major threats to Earth's atmosphere brought on by human activity, including global warming and ozone depletion, and argue that pure science-not politics-should dictate our policy responses.

New Scientist

New Scientist Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015051240151
Release 2000
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New Scientist has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from New Scientist also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full New Scientist book for free.

Pastoring Men

Pastoring Men Author Patrick Morley
ISBN-10 1575673118
Release 2008-11-06
Pages 256
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"Much has been made about the ‘men problem.’ You can hear about it on Oprah. You can read about it in Time. Everyone is concerned about it. Many address the consequences of it, yet very few people are doing anything that will change the root of it."- Patrick Morley, Pastoring Men. No man fails on purpose, yet our society is wrought with the results. Popular, well-intentioned solutions rarely deal with the root issue. Because men are difficult to reach, pastors need resources designed specifically for them. In Pastoring Men, Patrick Morley equips pastors to effectively reach and disciple all of the men they shepherd. Through proven and practical strategies, Pastoring Men provides for positive and lasting change.

Climate of Fear

Climate of Fear Author Thomas Gale Moore
ISBN-10 1882577647
Release 1998
Pages 175
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In Climate of Fear: Why We Shouldn't Worry About Global Warming, Moore argues that in this case, as in so many others, conventional wisdom is wrong. If global warming were to occur, it would not be the disaster that many doomsayers have predicted. Instead, most people would actually benefit from the slightly higher temperatures it would produce.

Mindful Economics

Mindful Economics Author Joel Magnuson
ISBN-10 9781583229927
Release 2011-01-04
Pages 433
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Are the huge profits garnered by corporations each year a case of a few bad apples in the business world taking advantage of unmonitored dealings? Is this consolidation of wealth made at the expense of the overall economy and the wellbeing of the average citizen? Will the planet be saved by developing more "green businesses" and "green collar" jobs? Joel Magnuson delivers a powerful response to the current misconceptions about the US economy in his brilliantly accessible Mindful Economics. The troubles we face are not the result of a good system gone awry, but rather a system that is built to do exactly what it is doing: corporations are designed to reap profits for its shareholders, at any cost. The greater welfare of society, or of the environment, will never be as important as financial gain. Magnuson shows us the relationship between the current wars abroad; rising oil prices; the recession; ballooning incomes of top CEOs; the mortgage crisis; and the health care, insurance, and auto industries, and he teaches us that the best way to understand the US economy is to think like an economist. With stunning clarity, Magnuson shows the interconnectedness of the local with the global, and offers real alternatives to this capitalist model.

Why the Net Matters

Why the Net Matters Author David Eagleman
ISBN-10 9780857860538
Release 2011-04-04
Pages 108
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The advent of the internet has been one of the most significant technological developments in history. In this thought-provoking and groundbreaking work David Eagleman, author of international bestseller SUM, presents six ways in which the net saves us from major existential threats: epidemics, poor information flow, natural disasters, political corruption, resource depletion and economic meltdown. Praise for Why the Net Matters: ‘Clever, informative, intriguing and fresh’ Observer ‘An impressive and intriguing work’ Sunday Telegraph A New York Times ‘SuperBook’

The Turtle and the Stars

The Turtle and the Stars Author Arthur Upgren
ISBN-10 080507290X
Release 2003-05-01
Pages 272
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“An approachable potpourri, Upgren’s essays will delight and inform astronomy buffs, whether students or recreational readers.” —Booklist Why is a clear sky brighter near the horizon while a cloudy one is at its lightest overhead? What color is the atmosphere of Mars, and might it someday appear as blue as ours? How is it that the Milky Way casts shadows? Why does the Taj Mahal glimmer when you gaze up at it? In The Turtle and the Stars, astronomer Arthur Upgren guides us through the physical phenomena that produce our sky and galaxy in all their variety and moods. He invites us to contemplate the natural beauty of the universe: a leatherback turtle depositing her eggs under a sky lit only by Venus, a total solar eclipse in Venezuela, the play of the spectrum on the cathedral at Chartres. Sprinkled with references to history, literature, film, and music, The Turtle and the Stars is a treasure trove of information for armchair astronomers and naturalists alike.

Why Geography Matters

Why Geography Matters Author Harm de Blij
ISBN-10 9780199977253
Release 2012-08-17
Pages 368
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In recent years our world has seen transformations of all kinds: intense climate change accompanied by significant weather extremes; deadly tsunamis caused by submarine earthquakes; unprecedented terrorist attacks; costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; a terrible and overlooked conflict in Equatorial Africa costing millions of lives; an economic crisis threatening the stability of the international system. Is there some way we can get our minds around these disparate global upheavals, to grasp these events and their interconnections, and place our turbulent world in a more understandable light? Acclaimed author Harm de Blij answers this question with one word: geography. In this revised edition of the immensely popular and influential Why Geography Matters, de Blij tackles topics from the burgeoning presence of China to the troubling disarray of the European Union, from the dangerous nuclear ambitions of North Korea to the revolutionary Arab Spring. By improving our understanding of the world's geography, de Blij shows, we can better respond to the events around us, and better prepare ourselves to face the global challenges ahead. Peppering his writing with anecdotes from his own professional travels, de Blij expands upon his original argument, offering an updated work that is as engaging as it is eye-opening. Casual students of geography and professional policy-makers alike will benefit from this stimulating and crucial perspective on geography and the way it shapes our world's events. America, de Blij warns, has become the world's most geographically illiterate society of consequence. Indeed, despite increasing global interconnectivity and rapid change, Americans seem to be less informed and less knowledgeable about the rest of the world than ever. In this compelling volume, de Blij shows why this dispiriting picture must change, and change now.

MATTERS OF ACT A Journal of Ideas

MATTERS OF ACT  A Journal of Ideas Author No Collective
ISBN-10 9780996944236
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MATTERS OF ACT A Journal of Ideas has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from MATTERS OF ACT A Journal of Ideas also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full MATTERS OF ACT A Journal of Ideas book for free.


Evolution Author Donald R. Prothero
ISBN-10 9780231511421
Release 2007-11-22
Pages 408
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Over the past twenty years, paleontologists have made tremendous fossil discoveries, including fossils that mark the growth of whales, manatees, and seals from land mammals and the origins of elephants, horses, and rhinos. Today there exists an amazing diversity of fossil humans, suggesting we walked upright long before we acquired large brains, and new evidence from molecules that enable scientists to decipher the tree of life as never before. The fossil record is now one of the strongest lines of evidence for evolution. In this engaging and richly illustrated book, Donald R. Prothero weaves an entertaining though intellectually rigorous history out of the transitional forms and series that dot the fossil record. Beginning with a brief discussion of the nature of science and the "monkey business of creationism," Prothero tackles subjects ranging from flood geology and rock dating to neo-Darwinism and macroevolution. He covers the ingredients of the primordial soup, the effects of communal living, invertebrate transitions, the development of the backbone, the reign of the dinosaurs, the mammalian explosion, and the leap from chimpanzee to human. Prothero pays particular attention to the recent discovery of "missing links" that complete the fossil timeline and details the debate between biologists over the mechanisms driving the evolutionary process. Evolution is an absorbing combination of firsthand observation, scientific discovery, and trenchant analysis. With the teaching of evolution still an issue, there couldn't be a better moment for a book clarifying the nature and value of fossil evidence. Widely recognized as a leading expert in his field, Prothero demonstrates that the transformation of life on this planet is far more awe inspiring than the narrow view of extremists.

How Weather Works and Why

How Weather Works and Why Author Bob Lynott
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924073217188
Release 1994
Pages 136
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How Weather Works and Why has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from How Weather Works and Why also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full How Weather Works and Why book for free.

ICT Matters

ICT Matters Author Liz Hankin
ISBN-10 0435108336
Release 2003
Pages 169
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Everything you need to teach and assess the KS3 ICT Framework with confidence There is a full-colour Pupil Book for every year of Key Stage 3. Everything you need to teach and assess the KS3 ICT Framework with confidence There is a full-colour Pupil Book for every year of Key Stage 3.

Can the Us Survive Doomsday

Can the Us Survive Doomsday Author Freddie L. Sirmans
ISBN-10 9781425745370
Release 2006-12-01
Pages 108
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Freddie L. Sirmans former education is limited to a high school grad and one semester of college. But, he is a fairly well read neurotic survivor. He has one of the deepest and penetrating economical minds there is today. He knows the US and western Europe is doomed unless they privatize out of their welfare states. The welfare state has all but destroyed western civilization. The liberals and their welfare state have destroyed our culture and any capacity to barter as a last resort to survive. A lack of true survival struggle is the main causes of liberalism.

New Scientist

New Scientist Author
Release 1985-08-01
Pages 72
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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.

Weather Matters

Weather Matters Author Bernard Mergen
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105131626462
Release 2008
Pages 397
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A kaleidoscopic book that illuminates our obsession with weather--as both physical reality and evocative metaphor--focusing on the ways in which it is perceived, feared, embraced, managed, and even marketed.

LEGO R Science

LEGO R  Science Author Scholastic
ISBN-10 9781407181318
Release 2018-02-01
Pages 128
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Join the LEGO(R) minifigures as they explore the science of chemistry, astronomy, physics and more. This stunning adventure is bursting with outstanding photos, fun facts, and lots of LEGO(R) humour.

Air Water and Weather

Air  Water  and Weather Author William C. Robertson
ISBN-10 9780873552387
Release 2005
Pages 134
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Air, Water, and Weather is the sixth book in the award-winning Stop Faking It! series published by NSTA Press. It offers all the features readers have come to love: accurate explanations, irreverent drawings, and activities that use easy-to-find materials.