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From Dust To Life

Author : John Chambers
ISBN : 9780691175706
Genre : Science
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The birth and evolution of our solar system is a tantalizing mystery that may one day provide answers to the question of human origins. From Dust to Life tells the remarkable story of how the celestial objects that make up the solar system arose from common beginnings billions of years ago, and how scientists and philosophers have sought to unravel this mystery down through the centuries, piecing together the clues that enabled them to deduce the solar system's layout, its age, and the most likely way it formed. Drawing on the history of astronomy and the latest findings in astrophysics and the planetary sciences, John Chambers and Jacqueline Mitton offer the most up-to-date and authoritative treatment of the subject available. They examine how the evolving universe set the stage for the appearance of our Sun, and how the nebulous cloud of gas and dust that accompanied the young Sun eventually became the planets, comets, moons, and asteroids that exist today. They explore how each of the planets acquired its unique characteristics, why some are rocky and others gaseous, and why one planet in particular--our Earth--provided an almost perfect haven for the emergence of life. From Dust to Life is a must-read for anyone who desires to know more about how the solar system came to be. This enticing book takes readers to the very frontiers of modern research, engaging with the latest controversies and debates. It reveals how ongoing discoveries of far-distant extrasolar planets and planetary systems are transforming our understanding of our own solar system's astonishing history and its possible fate.
Category: Science

From Dust To Snow

Author : Wilfred Ngwa
ISBN : 9781411693456
Genre : Travel
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Traveling and living abroad can be a wonderful and rewarding experience, a dream come true for some, but it can also be a horrific and interminable nightmare. "From Dust to Snow: Bush-Faller" chronicles the true-life experiences of (Bush-Fallers) Africans (primarily Cameroonians), in Europe and the United States. Featuring more than twenty accounts from students, asylum seekers and the employed, contributors in this work of 'edutainment' ferry you through their experiences, first-hand, from the moment the idea of traveling overseas was conceived, through departure emotions, first impressions upon arrival, culture shock, hardships, comic moments, high points of each life, and even re-entry shock, including deportation. One way or the other, you should find yourself on one of the pages of this book, either as a foreigner or as a host. Prepare yourself for what is about to happen; Discover the African Dream, a Dream far bigger than Bush-falling.
Category: Travel

A World From Dust

Author : Ben Mcfarland
ISBN : 9780190275013
Genre : Chemical elements
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A World From Dust describes how a set of chemical rules combined with the principles of evolution in order to create an environment in which life as we know it could unfold. Beginning with simple mathematics, these predictable rules led to the advent of the planet itself, as well as cells, organs and organelles, ecosystems, and increasingly complex life forms. McFarland provides an accessible discussion of a geological history as well, describing how the inorganic matter on Earth underwent chemical reactions with air and water, allowing for life to emerge from the world's first rocks. He traces the history of life all the way to modern neuroscience, and shows how the bioelectric signals that make up the human brain were formed. Most popular science books on the topic present either the physics of how the universe formed, or the biology of how complex life came about; this book's approach would be novel in that it condenses in an engaging way the chemistry that links the two fields. This book is an accessible and multidisciplinary look at how life on our planet came to be, and how it continues to develop and change even today. This book includes 40 illustrations by Gala Bent, print artist and studio faculty member at Cornish College of the Arts, and Mary Anderson, medical illustrator.
Category: Chemical elements

From Dust To Snow The African Dream

Author : Lydia Ngwa
ISBN : 9780615137032
Genre : Travel
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In this international version of From Dust to Snow, undertake the search for the African dream, and discover that the true African Dream is far bigger and more complex than the dreams that have propelled millions of Africans from their beloved continent. Journey with Fako Kilimanjaro, an African Renaissance Ambassador, through a panorama of more than forty unreserved testimonies from African students, asylum-seekers, and the employed in Europe and the United States. Contrast their stories with illuminating perspectives from non-Africans. Share their experiences from the moment the notion of travel abroad is embraced, through hardships, triumphs, formal and comic moments, to deportation, voluntary return, and re-entry shock. By the end of this book, the nature and character of your own dream could be reborn. Arise - for the Re-awakening of Mother Africa has begun, and it is intricately woven into the future of her children, humanity as a whole.
Category: Travel

From Dust To Man

Author : Jennifer Van Wie
ISBN : 9781479743049
Genre : Fiction
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A well-noted geneticist, Dr. Suzanne Wright defies nature, breaks all the rules, and produces an organically based life created by her secret process. Now there is hope. Wright has little time to revel in her accomplishments because she unearths a scandalous secret 600 years ago. All knowledge of man's extinction has been erased from history, science, religion right down to his DNA. It is an epic governmental cover up. Wright is secretly asked to bring a male child back but how can she bring the male back in a societal sea of females that don't even know that the creature ever existed? Will she succeed or is it too late for man?
Category: Fiction

From Dust To Digital

Author : Maja Kominko
ISBN : 9781783740628
Genre : Art
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Much of world’s documentary heritage rests in vulnerable, little-known and often inaccessible archives. Many of these archives preserve information that may cast new light on historical phenomena and lead to their reinterpretation. But such rich collections are often at risk of being lost before the history they capture is recorded. This volume celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Endangered Archives Programme at the British Library, established to document and publish online formerly inaccessible and neglected archives from across the globe. From Dust to Digital showcases the historical significance of the collections identified, catalogued and digitised through the Programme, bringing together articles on 19 of the 244 projects supported since its inception. These contributions demonstrate the range of materials documented — including rock inscriptions, manuscripts, archival records, newspapers, photographs and sound archives — and the wide geographical scope of the Programme. Many of the documents are published here for the first time, illustrating the potential these collections have to further our understanding of history.
Category: Art

From Dust Returned

Author : Legends Lyric
ISBN : 9781503512276
Genre : Self-Help
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What would you do if you woke up one day and found that a single event would cause a chain reaction that would change your entire life? That everything you knew about yourself and your life was a lie? Imagine spiraling downward and facing the perfect storm of events unraveling the greatest mystery of all. Who you really are. Would you have the courage to discover your hidden potential and face your greatest fears or block them out with blinders and walls? From Dust Returned Part I takes you on my journey to discovering truths, hidden potentials, and greatest fears. Welcome to where my journey through hell and heaven on earth began! I have returned!
Category: Self-Help

From Dust To Stars

Author : Norbert S. Schulz
ISBN : 3540237119
Genre : Science
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Studies of stellar formation in galaxies have a profound impact on our understanding of the present and the early universe. The book describes complex physical processes involved in the creation of stars and during their young lives. It illustrates how these processes reveal themselves from radio wavelengths to high energy X-rays and gamma -rays, with special reference towards high energy signatures. Several sections devoted to key analysis techniques demonstrate how modern research in this field is pursued.
Category: Science

From Dust To The Skies

Author : Norris M. Ncube
ISBN : 1467095508
Genre : Self-Help
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To rise from the dust and leap to the sky is a dream of many. This book is intended to show how it is practically possible for each of us to change the course of events in our lives in case we are taking the wrong direction. The book is about one child’s life, but really, every one of the readers will find something that relates to his or her life’s story. It is the objective of this writing that many, many other people who have experienced hardships as they were growing up will take time to relate their stories of how they moved from point A to point Z. There are some lessons in this story that the writer has learned as he journeyed to bliss, and it is his intention that each reader may catch a glimpse of them and develop them into a better working system for self and for the whole community. Many of the readers of this work may be great writers, and therefore, the writer encourages that they take time and teach these lessons more. This book is great for people of all classes. The successful will appreciate where they came from while the trodden, struggling souls will realize that there is a way out of the suppressing closet. Devoted teachers, pastors, community volunteers, Hollywood personnel, presidents, and kings will find this narration interesting, and therefore fit to be used in building up the members within their sphere of influence. This book could have been given a title such as, Ten Steps to Prosperity, but the writer thought it best to relate true events covered with pain, wonder, dreams, perseverance, goal-setting, and relationships, and community participation as the ideal method of helping all that want to better their lives. To sum it up, this work is all about the sayings, “It is possible,” “You can do it,” “Try again,” “Never give up,” “ Keep dreaming,” “Trust the Almighty,” and so forth.
Category: Self-Help