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The Pull Of The Earth

Author : Laurie Thorp
ISBN : 0759107831
Genre : Education
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A literary ethnography of how a garden at an underserved school changed the educational environment. Visit our website for sample chapters!
Category: Education

The History Of Astronomy A Very Short Introduction

Author : Michael Hoskin
ISBN : 9780191577734
Genre : Science
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Astronomy, perhaps the first of the sciences, was already well developed by the time of Christ. Seventeen centuries later, after Newton showed that the movements of the planets could be explained in terms of gravitation, it became the paradigm for the mathematical sciences. In the nineteenth century the analysis of star-light allowed astrophysicists to determine both the chemical composition and the radial velocities of celestial bodies, while the development of photography enabled distant objects invisible to the human eye, to be studied and measured in comfort. Technical developments during and since the Second World War have greatly enlarged the scope of the science by permitting the study of radiation. This is a fascinating introduction to the history of Western astronomy, from prehistoric times to the origins of astrophysics in the mid-nineteenth century. Historical records are first found in Babylon and Egypt, and after two millennia the arithmetical astronomy of the Babylonians merged with the Greek geometrical approach to culminate in the Almagest of Ptolemy. This legacy was transmitted to the Latin West via Islam, and led to Copernicus's claim that the Earth is in motion. In justifying this Kepler converted astronomy into a branch of dynamics, leading to Newton's universal law of gravity. The book concludes with eighteenth- and nineteenth-century applications of Newton's law, and the first explorations of the universe of stars. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Category: Science

Earth Not A Globe

Author : Henry James Goudey
Genre : Earth (Planet)
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Category: Earth (Planet)

Earth The Sapphire Planet

Author : Url Lanham
ISBN : 9780486151304
Genre : Science
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Concise, engaging biography of the planet reviews scientific studies of Earth, discusses the creation of continents, considers the origin and diversity of plant and animal life, and much more.
Category: Science

Thoughts From Earth

Author : James Miller
ISBN : 9781412024709
Genre : Self-Help
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Thoughts From Earth is a sparkling collection of timeless words and wisdom written for those seeking more meaning and purpose in their life. This rich anthology features many of the world's truly enlightened thinkers such as Einstein, Lao Tzu, Rilke, Goethe, Merton, Gibran, Tagore, Thoreau and Emerson. Thoughts From Earth is NOT just another collection of quotations; rather, it is a meticulously crafted blueprint for having a calmer, more centered life that is rich in meaning and reward. Topics include thoughts on God, faith, truth, kindness, self, the human journey, and the awareness that each life has a purpose. Put simply, there is good stuff in here! This book is written for teenagers through adults. It is ideal for any occasion and would be the perfect gift for birthdays, anniversaries, high school and college graduation, newlyweds, and for those facing mid or late-life challenges. Praise for Thoughts From Earth "A pure and wonderful experience. The wisdom in this book will change your life—it is a book you must have!" - Hung Viet Tran, Ph.D. "Thoughts From Earth has captured the hard-won wisdom of the ages. It is an indispensable tool if you are searching for more meaning in your life. I highly recommend this compassionate guide to awaken within you the person you are meant to be..." - Dr. Robert Tucker
Category: Self-Help

Stephen Hawking An Unfettered Mind

Author : Kitty Ferguson
ISBN : 9781137000224
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Kitty Ferguson, the award-winning and international bestselling author of Stephen Hawking’s biography, presents an even deeper portrait of the legendary physicist’s life and scientific theories. This updated edition of Stephen Hawking: An Unfettered Mind looks at one of the most remarkable figures of our age: the bestselling author of A Brief History of Time, celebrated theoretical physicist, and an inspiration to millions around the world. Ferguson offers fresh insights into the way Hawking thinks and works, his ever-more-imaginative adventures in science at the “flaming ramparts of the world,” the discovery of gravity waves, the blockbuster proposal for “Starshot” to explore the cosmos, and his powerful use of his celebrity on behalf of human rights and survival on earth and beyond. With rare access to Hawking, including childhood photos and in-depth research, Ferguson creates a rich and comprehensive picture of his life: his childhood; the heartbreaking ALS diagnosis when he was a first-year graduate student; his long personal battle for survival in pursuit of a scientific understanding of the universe; and his rise to international fame. She also uses her gift for translating the language of theoretical physics into the language of the rest of us to make Hawking’s scientific work accessible. This is an insightful, absorbing, and definitive account of a brilliant mind and the extraordinary life of a man who always looks towards tomorrow.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Why Is Snot Green

Author : Glenn Murphy
ISBN : 9780330543309
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Why is snot green? Do rabbits fart? What is space made of? Where does all the water go at low tide? Can animals talk? What are scabs for? Will computers ever be cleverer than people? Discover the answers to these and an awful lot of other brilliant questions frequently asked at the Science Museum in this wonderfully funny and informative book. Divided into five sections, which cover everything from the Big Bang to bodily functions and cool gadgets: Lost in Space The Angry Planet Animal Answers Being Human Fantastic Futures Packed with doodles and information about all sorts of incredible things, and published in association with the Science Museum, this book contains absolutely no boring bits!
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Earth S Atmosphere

Author : Kshudiram Saha
ISBN : 9783540784272
Genre : Science
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The author has sought to incorporate in the book some of the fundamental concepts and principles of the physics and dynamics of the atmosphere, a knowledge and understanding of which should help an average student of science to comprehend some of the great complexities of the earth-atmosphere system, in which a thr- way interaction between the atmosphere, the land and the ocean tends to maintain an overall mass and energy balance in the system through physical and dynamical processes. The book, divided into two parts and consisting of 19 chapters, introduces only those aspects of the subject that, according to the author, are deemed essential to meet the objective in view. The emphasis is more on clarity and understanding of physical and dynamical principles than on details of complex theories and ma- ematics. Attempt is made to treat each subject from ?rst principles and trace its development to present state, as far as possible. However, a knowledge of basic c- culus and differential equations is sine qua non especially for some of the chapters which appear later in the book.
Category: Science

Forces And Motion

Author : Gerard Cheshire
ISBN : 9780237541811
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This title introduces the reader to the ways in which forces are used in our everyday lives. Find out how forces make things move and change direction, learn about the effects of gravity, and discover how our knowledge of forces has led to the tools that we use today. This series is packed with the latest scientific information and is an ideal support for physics students at Key Stage 3 level. The series will also be of interest to older students. Fascinating feature boxes outline recent physics research and encourage the reader to look more closely at the world in which they live. Key concepts are brought to life with full colour illustrations and mini quizzes help to reinforce new ideas.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Salters Gcse Science

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ISBN : 0435629530
Genre : Science
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This student book for year 11 provides all the information needed to cover the specification for GCSE science. It is interactive and includes questions and exercises.
Category: Science

Gayatri Mantra

Author : S. Viraswami Pathar
ISBN : 8174782184
Genre : Gāyatrī (Hindu deity)
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Category: Gāyatrī (Hindu deity)

Mathematics For The General Course In Engineering

Author : John C Moore
ISBN : 9781483137117
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Mathematics for the General Course in Engineering covers the syllabus in mathematics for the general course in engineering. Topics covered deal with arithmetic, logarithms, and mensuration, along with algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Examples and the corresponding answers are given at the end of each chapter. This volume is comprised of six chapters and begins with an introduction to arithmetic, with emphasis on how to compute fractions, decimals, averages, ratio, percentages, reciprocals, squares and square roots, and errors. The next chapter deals with logarithms and considers positive and negative numbers, the use of brackets, and indices as well as the laws of logarithms and the use of logarithms in calculations. Subsequent chapters focus on mensuration (right prism, oblique prism, sphere, average-area rule, etc.); algebra (signs, maxima and minima, graphical solution of equations, etc.), geometry (angles, intersecting chords, radians, etc.), and trigonometry (special angles, identities, sine rule, cosine rule, etc.). This book will be a useful resource for students of mathematics and engineering.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Looking Into The Earth

Author : Alan E. Mussett
ISBN : 052178574X
Genre : Science
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Comprehensively describes the principles and applications of 'global' and 'exploration' geophysics for introductory/intermediate university students.
Category: Science

Zen Yoga

Author : P. J. Saher
ISBN : 8120808096
Genre : Philosophy
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This fascinating and profound book of ancient, Eastern esoteric wisdom backed by the latest discoveries and experiments of modern science treats of the health of soul by showing the relationship between soul and brain.This book is a cybernetic exploration of mind`s inner space leading to expanded cosmoelectronic consciousness. Having shown the differences between Eastern and Western thought-processes, Saher explains how the sages of the East have aquired that source of wisdom and bliss which our misguided youth seeks vainly in hallucinogenic drugs.
Category: Philosophy

Pull Of The Earth

Author : Teague Bohlen
ISBN : 0977127273
Genre : Fiction
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A family's dark secrets are at the root of this rich novel set in rural Illinois. Alternating between the mysterious past and the unsettled present day, a father and son contend-individually-with complicated loyalties to parents, friends, lovers, and the land itself. What can a young man do? This is the central question of a complex story about love and obligation.
Category: Fiction