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The Pleiadian Promise: A Guide to Attaining Groupmind, Claiming Your Sacred Heritage, and Activating Your Destiny

Features:- :- The Pleiadians are moving into a new era. Through the opening of a new multidimensional timeframe, a pure light frequency has activated the sacred timing of an important aspect of their commitment to us as a human race.

This is what the Pleiadians refer to as fulfilling the Promise that was set in place lifetimes ago. Now is the time for them to reveal to us as a human race the sacred aspects of who we are and what we need to do to become fully realized and fulfill our role on our Earth plane.

The energy of this Promise holds the key to our further awakening and the unfolding of our self-realization process on a multidimensional level. This Promise activates the revelations of understanding and knowledge to be given to all those who are seekers of Truth—information that will help us to understand this transition and the role we need to play to fully open ourselves to our magnificence.

A series of blessed revelations align you to a deeper natural aspect of your own humanness and spirituality. The Pleiadian Promise also includes six channeled audio files that give you a direct experience with the Pleiadians through multidimensional levels of light initiations.


UFOs: Reframing the Debate

Features:- :- IF YOU LIKE YOUR UFO LITERATURE TO CONFIRM WHAT YOU ALREADY ‘KNOW,’ THIS IS NOT THE BOOK FOR YOU!

The UFO field has produced thousands of dedicated researchers over the years, and reams of literature; but to what end? What can we claim to know conclusively today about the underlying nature of UFO phenomena that we didn’t know in the late-1940s? UFO study has always suffered from major organizational and methodological problems. It has also become dangerously self-referential.

If ever we are to further our understanding of the UFO enigma, we must fundamentally reframe our debate. We must wipe the board clean and fill it with new ideas, new theories, even new language. We must be willing to start from scratch when the field stagnates. We must be critical, sober, and free of dogma—ready to rinse away the residue of our own beliefs.

UFOs: Reframing the Debate is a collection of original essays exploring alternative perspectives on UFOs and how we might more usefully study the phenomenon in the 21st Century. The book brings together some of the most progressive and iconoclastic thinkers in the field for an incisive deconstruction of current popular ideas. Critical but constructive, this challenging volume represents a range of differing (even conflicting) alternative viewpoints on UFOs and related phenomena.

UFOs: Reframing the Debate is a cold, hard, slap in the face for ‘UFOlogy,’ a call to break away from established ideas, approaches, and practices, and to boldly tread a new path in quest of understanding what may very well be the greatest mystery of all.


DNA of the Gods: The Anunnaki Creation of Eve and the Alien Battle for Humanity

Features:- :- An in-depth study of humanity’s Anunnaki origins and the Anunnaki battle for an intelligent versus enslaved humanity

• Explains the genetic engineering of humanity by an Anunnaki scientist Ninmah

• Shows how the concepts of sin and the inferiority of women arose from Enlil’s will to keep humanity underdeveloped, clashing with Enki’s and Ninmah’s plan to make us equal in intelligence

• Reveals how humanity’s long history of conflict was shaped by the battle between Enki and his brother Enlil

Further developing the revolutionary work of Zecharia Sitchin, Chris Hardy shows that the “gods” of ancient myth, visitors from the planet Nibiru, created us using their own “divine” DNA--first through DNA extraction from their own ribs’ marrow and later by direct relations with early human females. Drawing upon multiple sacred texts, Hardy details the genetic engineering of humanity by Anunnaki scientist Ninmah, with the help of Enki and Hermes. She reveals how Ninmah’s first female human creation, Tiamat/Eve, contained more alien DNA than the earlier male one, Adamu, and how the biblical Noah represents the perfection of her work.

Examining the war between Anunnaki brothers Enki and Enlil, Hardy reveals how the concepts of sin and the inferiority of women were born out of Enlil’s attempts to enslave and then wipe out humanity, repeatedly thwarted by Enki and Ninmah. The author further explains how the sacred sexuality taught to humans--still seen in Tantric practice--became suppressed millennia later by the patriarchal concept of original sin and how innocent Eve took the blame for the expulsion from Eden and fall from Grace.

Showing that the god who created us was not the same god who expelled us from Eden, Hardy explains that there will be no apocalypse because the Good/Evil duality has never truly existed--it has been only enemy gods fighting and implicating humanity in the wake of their own competition for power. With a full psychological understanding of how the ancient “gods” have shaped humanity’s ongoing history of conflict, we can move beyond the framework of “(my) Good versus (your) Evil” imposed by Enlil and begin to steer our own planetary destiny.


More Encounters with Star People: Urban American Indians Tells Their Stories

Features:- :- AUTHENTIC STORIES OF ALIEN CONTACT WITH URBAN AMERICAN INDIANS


Following on her bestselling book, Encounters with Star People, which told the stories of those living on the reservation, Ardy Sixkiller Clarke’s new book details the UFO stories of American Indians who live off the reservation. One intriguing difference between the two groups: there were more cases of physical evidence presented to back up the testimony of urban American Indians. As with her first book, this volume not only recounts their encounters, but the recounting itself becomes part of the story. A professor emeritus at Montana State University, the author reveals herself as part UFO investigator, part journalist, part therapist, and part friend. The result is a work of great authenticity.


Meet the Hybrids: The Lives and Missions of ET Ambassadors on Earth

Features:- :- Meet the Hybrids explores the lived experience of eight individuals who understand that they are part-human and part-extraterrestrial. Guided by their star families and other entities, they are dedicated to personal missions which contribute to a larger process involving the flourishing of human consciousness, and the protection and evolution of life on Earth at this critical time.

Based on over 100 hours of interviews and conversations, this book gives each of the hybrids their own voice. They share their personal journeys of discovery, their abilities, and the joys and challenges of living a dual existence. They invite the reader to radically expand their understanding of reality itself, and pursue their own evolution.

The hybrid phenomenon brings us closer than ever before to understanding the ETs themselves, and offers answers to some of humanity’s biggest questions.


The Forgotten Promise: Rejoining Our Cosmic Family

Features:- :- A story of lifelong interaction with beings from another world.


Biblical UFO Revelations: Did Extraterrestrial Powers Cause Ancient Miracles?

Features:- :- CHRISTIAN MINISTER MAINTAINS – MIRACLES OF THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS

ARE MANIFESTATIONS OF AN EXTRATERRESTRIAL INTELLIGENCE



The Reverend Barry Downing’s credentials are impressive, adding scholarly weight to his theories regarding anomalous and miraculous events as portrayed in the Old and New Testaments. Downing holds a Ph.D. in the relation between religion and science from the University of Edinburgh of Scotland. He also has a bachelor’s degree in physics from New York’s Hartwick College as well as a degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. Dr. Downing has studied the Bible most of his life. . .



Not unusual for a pastor, but what makes his evangelistic career unique is that he has also studied the UFO phenomena since the mid-1950s. The combination of both pursuits resulted in the 1968 publication of his controversial book, “The Bible and Flying Saucers,” which would lay important groundwork regarding the blending of the divine with the theory that earth has been visited by extraterrestrials in ancient times and that these visitations continue to this day. This work is his long awaited sequel in which he expands upon the polemic issues previously put forth, including that the –



** Parting of the Red Sea in the Bible’s Exodus was accomplished by a cylindrical UFO, a cigars haped ship whose kind is still reported.



** That Jesus was an extraterrestrial sent to earth to rid the world of sin and wickedness, quoting Biblical text to support his claim.

** That Jesus left earth in a spaceship to another planet, or perhaps another spatial dimension.




** That angels were actually aliens and that the “angelic aliens” spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai where he boarded a UFO to receive the Ten Commandments and specifications for the construction of the Tabernacle. It was aliens who guided the ancient Israelites, providing them with manna in the wilderness.




** In the modern world, Downing contends with mainstream religion’s refusal to take the subject seriously. Christian liberals don’t want to hear the miracles of the Bible were real and Christian conservatives don’t want the miracles credited to simple aliens in flying saucers. Thus one can see that Downing, an ordained minister, is bravely risking disapproval from a wide swathe of fellow Christians not ready for his message. Many of the issues discussed by the author raise the issue of ontology, or what is real and what is the nature of being.




Rev. Downing believes that recent discoveries in quantum physics tend to confirm that Biblical phenomena could be real. “Modern quantum physics has revealed a world,” he states, “that is not full of ‘solid objects’ on one hand and space on the other, but rather a dynamic world in which solid objects are mostly space, with various types of quantum energy spinning away to create the illusion of solid objects, making it difficult to know for certain what we think we know.” As for a possible global cover-up of the UFO phenomenon, Rev. Downing espouses the theory that if UFOs truly carry the angels of Christ, their “strange technology and behavior” may be as upsetting to government scientists as the Resurrection of Jesus was to the disciples. “Their ‘real-world’ understanding had to expand, and so must ours,” he rightfully concludes.




This book is for the faithful as well as those who are primarily interested in unexplained historical phenomena as revealed in Biblical as well as other ancient texts, as well as seekers of censored truths concerning the hidden and forbidden knowledge of mankind.


A Starseed Guide Andromeda,Pleiades, and Sirius

Features:- :- The Pleiadian star nation is one of the most discussed star nations that we know of. Their closest soul brothers and sisters are Andromedans and Sirians. Often, they all join in beautiful ceremonies and work in unity with other star nations to ensure peace across the Universe.
Pleiadians are Soul Healers. Sirians are Knowledge Keepers. Andromedans are Healers and Scientists. Together they create a beautiful trinity of energies that synchronize with the energies of our mind (Sirius), body (Andromeda) and spirit (Pleiades).
In this book you will embark on a journey to learn more about these star nations, their home world, special places, and their unique abilities. You will also learn about the characteristics of starseeds that have incarnated on Earth from these star nations. Are you one of them? Do you carry their ancestral DNA?
While you read about these star nations you will automatically connect with them. You may consciously ask to be DNA attuned to their energy. If they are your original ancestors, you may experience sudden memories while reading, and your spiritual DNA will be activated. If they are just your galactic neighbors, then you can receive their energy imprint. You will be attuned to the energy that will assist you in the highest possible way in your current life here on Earth. Enjoy!


The Snowflake: Winter's Frozen Artistry

Features:- :- Take a deeper look at the unique, hidden beauty of winter with the world's foremost snowflake expert.

From ten thousand feet above the Earth, a snowflake begins its fall. Its journey starts when ice forms around a nucleus of dust and is blown by the winds through clouds where the crystals blossom into tiny ice stars. Because it weighs next to nothing, a snow crystal may take hours to fall--finally landing where Caltech physicist Kenneth Libbrecht can use microphotography to record the tiny, intricate, frozen artistry of the snowflake. In The Snowflake: Winter's Frozen Artistry, Libbrecht teams with author Rachel Wing to create the most fascinating book on snowflakes ever published. This book defines the art and science of snowflakes for generations.

Join Libbrecht and Wing as they charmingly chronicle the creation of snow crystals, both in nature and in the laboratory. The Snowflake: Winter's Frozen Artistry touches the hand of Mother Nature, showing incredible microphotography of individual snow crystals from all over the world. The book tells the history of snowflake observations mixed with an entertaining blend of tales of hunting snowflakes, snowflakes in literature and art, and the science of snowflakes, to bring a flurry of delightful snowflakes into the hands of warm-bodied humans everywhere. With this captivating book, we can better appreciate snowflakes, winter's frozen artistry.


Infrared Astronomy – Seeing the Heat: from William Herschel to the Herschel Space Observatory

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Uncover the Secrets of the Universe Hidden at Wavelengths beyond Our Optical Gaze



William Herschel’s discovery of infrared light in 1800 led to the development of astronomy at wavelengths other than the optical. Infrared Astronomy – Seeing the Heat: from William Herschel to the Herschel Space Observatory explores the work in astronomy that relies on observations in the infrared. Author David L. Clements, a distinguished academic and science fiction writer, delves into how the universe works, from the planets in our own Solar System to the universe as a whole.



The book first presents the major telescopes in the world of observational infrared astronomy, explains how infrared light is detected through various kinds of telescopes, and describes practical problems that send infrared astronomers to the tops of mountains and their telescopes into orbit and beyond. Much of the book focuses on what infrared astronomers find in their observations. You’ll discover what infrared astronomy reveals about the planets, moons, and other bodies that constitute our Solar System; star formation and stellar evolution; the processes that shape galaxies; and dark energy and dark matter.



Infrared astronomy has revolutionized our understanding of the universe and has become essential in studying cosmology. Accessible to amateur astronomers, this book presents an overview of the science and technology associated with infrared astronomy. With color figures, it shows you how infrared astronomy provides insights into the workings of the universe that are unavailable at other wavelengths.


Star Maps for Southern Africa

Features:- :- The first star guide of its kind in the southern hemisphere, this book features 96 star maps for observing the southern skies with the naked eye, standard binoculars or a small telescope. Divided into 12 sets, the maps cover all eight principal views of the sky (N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W and NW) for each month of the year and for different times during each night. For each set of star maps, the reader is alerted to prominent stars and constellations visible during that period of viewing. Terms and concepts are explained and frequently asked questions addressed. Star Maps for Southern Africa provides thorough and extensive coverage of our night skies, enabling readers to track stars and related spectacles throughout the year. It will remain relevant for a lifetime.


First Field Guide to Skywatching in Southern Africa

Features:- :- Sasol First Field Guide to Skywatching in Southern Africa provides a fascinating insight into the southern skies by night. Full-colour photographs and illustrations, monthly star charts and easy-to-read text will help the budding astronomer to identify the more visible objects in our night skies, as well as those that are less obvious, and discover some of the extraordinary phenomena of our galaxy.


The Solar Eclipse of 2017: Where and How to Best View It

Features:- :- On Monday, August 21, 2017, there will be a solar eclipse of the sun visible from large parts of North America, from Oregon across to South Carolina. It will be the first total eclipse visible from mainland US since 1979, and there will not be a significant total eclipse in Europe until 2026. For many westerners, therefore, 2017 is the best opportunity for decades to view a solar eclipse.<br><br>Preparation is key to successfully observing an eclipse. This guide to the 2017 eclipse tells you the best places and exact times to see the eclipse (including detailed maps), as well as lots of tips on the best locations, safety equipment, and what to expect, minute by minute.<br><br>The awe-inspiring nature of experiencing a total eclipse cannot be underestimated. This invaluable book will help you make the most of those few precious minutes.


Observational Astronomy

Features:- :- The long-awaited second edition of this well-received textbook gives a thorough introduction to observational astronomy. Starting with the basics of positional astronomy and systems of time, it continues with charts and catalogs covering both historically important publications and modern electronic databases. The book builds on a fundamental discussion of the basics of light and the effects of the atmosphere on astronomical observations. Chapters include discussions of optical telescopes, detectors, photometry, variable stars, astrometry, spectroscopy, and solar observations. This edition contains new discussions of measurements with CCDs and appendices give basic statistical methods, useful astronomical software and websites, and sources of accurate time-calibration signals. Observational Astronomy is the perfect textbook for upper level undergraduate or beginning graduate courses on astronomy. Examples based on real astronomical data are placed throughout the text. Each of the well-illustrated chapters is supported by a set of graduated problems and suggestions for further reading.


How to See the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse: A Practical Guide for the First-Time Eclipse Watcher

Features:- :- A concise guide to the most anticipated astronomical event in history.
On the morning and early afternoon of August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will pass across the lower continental United States for the first time since 1918. More than 300 million people live within a day's drive of the narrow path of this eclipse, so it may be the most watched astronomical event in human history.

If you’ve never seen the drama of a total solar eclipse before, as the world darkens for a few moments and the landscape is bathed in the unearthly silver-white glow of the solar corona, this may be the best opportunity to see a total solar eclipse in your lifetime.

To help you see the 2017 total solar eclipse, this concise and practical guide shows you everything you need to know to be in the right place at the right time—and with the right tools—to see this amazing astronomical event. Even if you’ve never observed a solar eclipse before and even if you don’t know the first thing about astronomy, you’ll learn a little of the background behind this solar eclipse. You’ll discover the best places to observe it across its long and narrow path. And you’ll find out how to choose and use inexpensive solar eclipse glasses, solar filters, maps, and other basic tools to help you safely see this astounding and memorable event.


Transylvania 25 Secrets - The Locals Travel Guide For Your Trip to Transylvania ( Romania ): Skip the tourist traps and explore like a local : Where to Go, Eat & Party in Transylvania 2016 / 2017

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25 Secrets you’d never find out about Transylvania!



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If you are heading to the wonderful city of Transylvania anytime soon this book will give you an insight of the best places and most unique places to see where you will mingle with the locals and get to see and do the activities as one of them.

We have prepared a unique BUCKET LIST with the 25 most unique experiences you can have in Transylvania
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Setting-Up a Small Observatory: From Concept to Construction (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)

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Arditti’s approachable work covers the all the details of design, siting and construction – once a basic type has been decided upon. It is written in a way that is equally applicable to the USA and UK (where there are slightly different building regulations) and deals with matters that are basic to building and commissioning any amateur observatory. Uniquely, David Arditti also considers the aesthetics of amateur observatories – fitting them in with family and neighbors, and maybe disguising them as more common garden buildings if necessary. Every amateur astronomer who wants a purpose-built observatory (and let’s face it, which one of them doesn’t?) will find this book invaluable.


Why Does It Happen: Tornadoes, Hurricanes and Typhoons: Natural Disaster Books for Kids

Features:- :- Tornadoes, typhoons and hurricanes are weather disturbances that your child may be familiar with based on experience. But does your child know the science behind these events? With this picture book, he/she will! Picture books are informative materials that are shouting to be picked up and read. The illustrations are attention-grabbing and the carefully written quick facts break complex concepts into simpler forms. Buy a copy today!


Stories in the Stars: An Atlas of Constellations

Features:- :- A beautifully illustrated Penguin Hardcover that invites readers to travel the night sky and discover the universe of stories in the stars
 
To those who can decipher it, the night sky is alive with gods and goddesses, animals and mythical creatures—an endless carnival played out in shining constellations. Amidst this jet-black canvas pricked with white dots, a hunter leaps in pursuit with his dogs at his heels, a sea monster threatens a maiden in distress, and a pair of twins lives forever.

In Stories in the Stars, writer and stargazer Susanna Hislop and international artist Hannah Waldron present an imaginative journey through the heavens. Leaping between centuries, cultures, and traditions, they explore each of the night sky’s eighty-eight constellations through gorgeous illustrations and vivid descriptions that will linger in readers’ minds long after they’ve closed the book and stepped outside on a starry night.


The Observer's Sky Atlas: With 50 Star Charts Covering the Entire Sky

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- Includes a short introduction to observing, a thorough description of the star charts and tables, a glossary and much more


- Perfect for both the beginner and seasoned observer


- Fully revised edition of a best-selling and highly-praised sky atlas


A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way

Features:- :- Edward Emerson Barnard's Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way was originally published in two volumes in 1927. Together, these volumes contained a wealth of information, including photographic plates of the most interesting portions of the Milky Way, descriptive text, charts and data. Only 700 copies were printed, making the original edition a collector's item. Reproduced in print for the first time, this edition combines both volumes of Barnard's Atlas. It directly replicates Barnard's text, and contains high-resolution images of the original photographic plates and charts, reordered so that they can be seen together. It also includes a biography of Barnard and his work, a Foreword and Addendum by Gerald Orin Dobek describing the importance of the Atlas and additions to this volume, and a pull-out section with a mosaic of all 50 plates combined in a single panorama.


Training Guide in Surface Weather Observations

Features:- :- Training Guide in Surface Weather Observations is designed to
provide additional information in observing, recording, and coding
of manual surface weather reports.


Guía ilustrada del astrónomo novato (Spanish Edition)

Features:- :- Todo lo que necesita saber el aficionado sobre telescopios, prismáticos, oculares y demás herramientas para iniciarse en el fascinante mundo de la observación astronómica. Una información completa y detallada que permitirá a los astrónomos novatos moverse con seguridad entre los distintos tipos de instrumentos astronómicos y conocer sus posibilidades, precios y características.


A Complete Manual of Amateur Astronomy: Tools and Techniques for Astronomical Observations (Dover Books on Astronomy)

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Concise, highly readable book discusses the selection, set-up, and maintenance of a telescope; amateur studies of the sun; lunar topography and occultations; and more. 124 figures. 26 halftones. 37 tables.


A Photographer's Milky Way Processing Guide - A Photoshop HowTo

Features:- :- Here is an ebook for those who have been struggling with making the Milky Way in your night sky photos stand out.

Do you want to make your Milky Way really stand out ... no, pop right out? If so, then this is a must have ebook to get you started. It will take you step by step through a process which will provide you with a Milky Way photo you will be proud to show and print.

Your Milky Way should clearly be defined and catch the viewer's eye. It should not look like a fine mist in the sky. Rather, it should stand out and have dramatic color from one end to the near galactic center of the Milky Way.

Now more than ever before more people are taking photos of the Milky Way in the night sky but it simply doesn't stand out, regardless of the foreground which may or may not contain a light painted object.

The only thing you need is Photoshop, although I do include a section for Lightroom users that will also be helpful. And I admit, this is a little beyond a beginner's level but if you take your time and go over it, you will achieve that "WOW" look to your Milky Way.

This ebook covers masking the foreground from the night sky and processing each separately but it gets more involved when you come to the point where you use camera raw for initial adjustments to Photoshop for things like exposure, white balance and targeted curve and color adjustments to name a few.

I have also included included a section for Lightroom (LR) users where you make adjustments using LR's Detail and HSL/Color/B&W section and finally I cover noise reduction.


Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomers (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)

Features:- :- Amateur astronomers who want to enhance their capabilities to contribute to science need look no farther than this guide to using remote observatories. The contributors cover how to build your own remote observatory as well as the existing infrastructure of commercial networks of remote observatories that are available to the amateur. They provide specific advice on which programs to use based on your project objectives and offer practical project suggestions. Remotely controlled observatories have many advantages—the most obvious that the observer does not have to be physically present to carry out observations. Such an observatory can also be used more fully because its time can be scheduled and usefully shared among several astronomers working on different observing projects. More and more professional-level observatories are open to use by amateurs in this way via the Internet, and more advanced amateur astronomers can even build their own remote observatories for sharing among members of a society or interest group.


Endorsements:


“Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomers Using High-Powered Telescopes from Home, by Jerry Hubbell, Rich Williams, and Linda Billard, is a unique contribution centering on computer-controlled private observatories owned by amateur astronomers and commercialized professional–amateur observatories where observing time to collect data can be purchased. Before this book, trying to piece together all of the necessary elements and processes that make up a remotely operated observatory was daunting. The authors and contributors have provided, in this single publication, a wealth of information gained from years of experience that will save you considerable money and countless hours in trying to develop such an observatory.


If you follow the methods and processes laid out in this book and choose to build your own remotely operated observatory or decide to become a regular user of one of the commercial networks, you will not only join an elite group of advanced astronomers who make regular submissions to science, but you will become a member of an ancient fraternity. Your high-technology observatory will contain a “high-powered telescope” no matter how large it is, and from the comfort of home, you can actively contribute to the work that started in pre-history to help uncover the secrets of the cosmos.”


Scott Roberts

Founder and President, Explore Scientific, LLC.


“In the past three and a half decades, since I first became involved with remote observatories, the use of remote, unmanned telescopes at fully automated observatories has advanced from a very rare approach for making astronomical observations to an increasingly dominant mode for observation among both professional and amateur astronomers. I am very pleased to see this timely book being published on the topic.

I highly recommend this book to readers because it not only covers the knowledge needed to become an informed user of existing remote observatories, but also describes what you need to know to develop your own remote observatory. It draws on more than two decades of remote observatory operation and networking by coauthor Rich Williams as he developed the Sierra Stars Observatory Network (SSON) into the world-class network it is today. This book is the ideal follow-on to coauthor Jerry Hubbell’s book Scientific Astrophotography (Springer 2012).


Remote observatories have a bright future, opening up astronomy to a new and much larger generation of professional, amateur, and student observers. Machines and humans can and do work well together. I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I have and will take advantage of the developments over the past several decades by the many pioneers of remote observatories.”


Russ Genet, PhD.

California Polytechnic State Univers


50 Ideas You Really Need to Know: Universe

Features:- :- From dwarf planets to dark energy; and from the Big Bang to the death of stars, this book is the perfect introduction to the cutting-edge science that is shaping our understanding of our place in the Universe and that could lead to the next great discovery--the detection of life beyond Earth.


This Hill, This Valley

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A classic country memoir—Hal Borland’s masterful story of one year spent immersed in nature on his New England farm

After a nearly fatal bout of appendicitis, Hal Borland decided to leave the city behind and move with his wife to a farmhouse in rural Connecticut. Their new home on one hundred acres inspired Borland to return to nature. In this masterpiece of American nature writing, he describes such wonders as the peace of a sky full of stars, the breathless beauty of blossoming plants, the way rain swishes as it hits a river, and the invigorating renewal brought by the changing seasons. The delights of nature as Borland observes them seem boundless, and his sense of awe is contagious.


Astronomy Hacks: Tips and Tools for Observing the Night Sky

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Why use the traditional approach to study the stars when you can turn computers, handheld devices, and telescopes into out-of-this-world stargazing tools? Whether you're a first timer or an advanced hobbyist, you'll find Astronomy Hacks both useful and fun. From upgrading your optical finder to photographing stars, this book is the perfect cosmic companion.This handy field guide covers the basics of observing, and what you need to know about tweaking, tuning, adjusting, and tricking out a 'scope. Expect priceless tips and tools for using a Dobsonian Telescope, the large-aperture telescope you can inexpensively build in your garage. Get advice on protocols involved with using electronics including in dark places without ruining the party.Astronomy Hacks begins the space exploration by getting you set up with the right equipment for observing and admiring the stars in an urban setting. Along for the trip are first rate tips for making most of observations. The hacks show you how to:

The O'Reilly Hacks series has reclaimed the term "hacking" to mean innovating, unearthing, and creating shortcuts, gizmos, and gears. With these hacks, you don't dream it-you do it--and Astronomy Hacks brings space dreams to life. The book is essential for anyone who wants to get the most out of an evening under the stars and have memorable celestial adventures.


The Complete Guide to the Herschel Objects

Features:- :- Sir William Herschel's contributions to astronomy during the late eighteenth century are unrivalled. His lasting legacy is his dedicated all-sky survey of star clusters and nebulae, and these objects continue to be among the most studied in the night sky. This unique book provides a complete re-examination of Herschel's entire catalogue of non-stellar discoveries, making it the most accurate and up-to-date reference of its kind. Retrace the footsteps of one of history's greatest astronomers and explore every one of Herschel's landmark discoveries, including those considered to be lost or non-existent. Read detailed notes about each object's appearance and physical characteristics, and view hundreds of photos of the most intriguing Herschel objects, along with dozens of sketches of what is visible at the eyepiece. This superb book is a must-have for amateur astronomers seeking new and exciting observing challenges, and as the ultimate reference on the Herschel objects.


Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders: From Novice to Master Observer (DIY Science)

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With the advent of inexpensive, high-power telescopes priced at under $250, amateur astronomy is now within the reach of anyone, and this is the ideal book to get you started. The Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders offers you a guide to the equipment you need, and shows you how and where to find hundreds of spectacular objects in the deep sky -- double and multiple stars as well as spectacular star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.

You get a solid grounding in the fundamental concepts and terminology of astronomy, and specific advice about choosing, buying, using, and maintaining the equipment required for observing. The Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders is designed to be used in the field under the special red-colored lighting used by astronomers, and includes recommended observing targets for beginners and intermediate observers alike. You get detailed start charts and specific information about the best celestial objects.

The objects in this book were chosen to help you meet the requirements for several lists of objects compiled by The Astronomical League.

Completing the list for a particular observing club entitles anyone who is a member of the Astronomical League or RASC to an award, which includes a certificate and, in some cases, a lapel pin.

This book is perfect for amateur astronomers, students, teachers, or anyone who is ready to dive into this rewarding hobby. Who knows? You might even find a new object, like amateur astronomer Jay McNeil. On a clear cold night in January 2004, he spotted a previously undiscovered celestial object near Orion, now called McNeil's Nebula. Discover what awaits you in the night sky with the Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders.


Buying Your First Beginner Telescope: How To Avoid Being Disappointed With A Beginner Telescope

Features:- :- This book will provide you with concise informative guides to avoid the pitfalls and misleading marketing when purchasing a telescope or other beginner astronomy equipment for yourself or others.

This is NOT a buyer’s guide for specific makes and models of equipment because such guides become quickly outdated and useless. This book will teach you how to determine for yourself what equipment best suites your needs.

The misleading marketing of some telescopes is so bad that in my opinion it is even more flagrant than the marketing of “snake oil” alternative medicine products. But at least you won’t be spending your health care money on beginner telescopes (that comes later after you are more involved in the hobby).

With some products you can trust that a name-brand version is a good choice, even if you know very little about the product.. Unfortunately, that is no help with beginner scopes. Strangely, a large number of high end professional telescope companies make junk toy telescopes and use misleading marketing and advertising for these scopes.

The aim of this book is to be a short, concise guide to becoming not only an educated consumer when shopping for a first telescope, but also to make sure you are not disappointed with your first experiences using an amateur telescope.


Stars, Planets, Nebulae, and Black Holes | Children's Science & Nature

Features:- :- Let’s explore the world beyond our own without jumping into spaceships. This educational book for children contains vibrant images and important messages that aim to encourage the knowledge on stars, planets, nebulae and black holes. If your child suddenly blurts out fun facts about space, then he/she is reading this book right! Grab a copy today.


Starlight Detectives: How Astronomers, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe

Features:- :-

Julia Ward Howe Award Finalist
NBC News “Top Science and Tech Books of the Year” selection
Scientific American/FSG “Favorite Science Books of the Year” selection
Nature.com “Top Reads of the Year” selection
Kirkus Reviews “Best Books of the Year” selection
Discover magazine “Top 5 Summer Read”

“A masterful balance of science, history and rich narrative.” —Discover magazine

“Hirshfeld tells this climactic discovery of the expanding universe with great verve and sweep, as befits a story whose scope, characters and import leave most fiction far behind.” —Wall Street Journal

“Starlight Detectives is just the sort of richly veined book I love to read—full of scientific history and discoveries, peopled by real heroes and rogues, and told with absolute authority. Alan Hirshfeld’s wide, deep knowledge of astronomy arises not only from the most careful scholarship, but also from the years he’s spent at the telescope, posing his own questions to the stars.” —DAVA SOBEL, author of A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos and Longitude

In 1929, Edwin Hubble announced the greatest discovery in the history of astronomy since Galileo first turned a telescope to the heavens. The galaxies, previously believed to float serenely in the void, are in fact hurtling apart at an incredible speed: the universe is expanding. This stunning discovery was the culmination of a decades-long arc of scientific and technical advancement. In its shadow lies an untold, yet equally fascinating, backstory whose cast of characters illuminates the gritty, hard-won nature of scientific progress.

The path to a broader mode of cosmic observation was blazed by a cadre of nineteenth-century amateur astronomers and inventors, galvanized by the advent of photography, spectral analysis, and innovative technology to create the entirely new field of astrophysics. From William Bond, who turned his home into a functional observatory, to John and Henry Draper, a father and son team who were trailblazers of astrophotography and spectroscopy, to geniuses of invention such as Léon Foucault, and George Hale, who founded the Mount Wilson Observatory, Hirshfeld reveals the incredible stories—and the ambitious dreamers—behind the birth of modern astronomy.

Alan Hirshfeld, Professor of Physics at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and an Associate of the Harvard College Observatory, is the author of Parallax: The Race to Measure the Cosmos, The Electric Life of Michael Faraday, and Eureka Man: The Life and Legacy of Archimedes.


A Walk through the Southern Sky: A Guide to Stars and Constellations and their Legends

Features:- :- What star is that? Where is the Southern Cross? Who was Orion? A Walk Through the Southern Sky is a beautiful guide to pathways in the night sky which answers these questions and many more. Its unique simplified maps make it easy to find by eye the constellations and stars within them. Clear instructions guide the user on how to gauge sizes and distances, and how to move easily between constellations. Ancient myths and legends of the sky, thousands of years old, are retold to add to the mystery of the stars. Written with the complete beginner in mind, this book introduces the patterns of the starry skies in a memorable way. No equipment is needed to use this practical guide: apart from normal sight and clear skies. Magically illustrated by Wil Tirion, this is an ideal introduction to launch the young astronomer on a journey across the starlit skies.


Being in the Shadow: Stories of the First-Time Total Eclipse Experience

Features:- :- A total solar eclipse is considered to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But why would an astronomical event be of interest to you?
Being in the Shadow describes what it is like to experience one of nature’s most spectacular events, using personal stories from people just like you. By being in the right place at the right time, these individuals shuddered with fear and anticipation as the light dimmed, the temperature dropped, and their world plunged into an eerie darkness. They gazed in awe at the eclipsed Sun, feeling a sense of connection and unexpectedly gaining new life insights.
After reading these personal stories, you will understand why you must get into the path of totality to experience a total eclipse. But be warned—once may not be enough.


Introduction to Stars: Spectra, Formation, Evolution, Collapse

Features:- :- Ever since man has developed the curious ability to think, people have collectively wondered what it is they see when looking at the magnificent night sky. Countless spots of soothing white light, breaking through a dark and seemingly endless background - a truly breathtaking scenery. Only with the development of modern telescopes and spectrometers as well as the growing understanding of physical laws did mankind manage to slowly unravel the mystery.

In this book you will learn the basics of how stars are born, what mechanisms power them, how they evolve and why they often die a spectacular death, leaving only a remnant of highly exotic matter. The book also delves into the methods used by astronomers to gather information from the light reaching us through the depth of space.

No prior knowledge is required to follow the text and no mathematics beyond the very basics of algebra is used. By the author of "Great Formulas Explained", "Physics! In Quantities and Examples" and many other popular science e-books.


Touring the Universe through Binoculars: A Complete Astronomer's Guidebook (Wiley Science Editions)

Features:- :- This comprehensive work takes you on a personal tour of the universe using nothing more than a pair of binoculars. More comprehensive than any book currently available, it starts with Earth's nearest neighbor, the moon, and then goes on to explore each planet in the solar system, asteroids, meteors, comets and the sun. Following this, the reader is whisked away into deep space to explore celestial bodies including stars that are known and many sights less familiar. The final chapter includes a detailed atlas of deep-sky objects visible through binoculars. The appendices include guidance on how to buy, care for and maintain astronomical binoculars, tips and hints on using them, and detailed information on several home-made binocular mounts.


Tornadoes

Features:- :- When children look at a book about tornadoes, they can see all of the destruction that is done by the force of nature. They can think of ways to create the weather systems in bottles or in a kitchen sink to see exactly how the weather phenomenon occurs. Children can also look at how the tornadoes are rated on the Fujita scale based on the wind speeds and the damage that is done to homes, trees and other structures after the storm.


What We See in the Stars: An Illustrated Tour of the Night Sky

Features:- :- A richly illustrated guide to the myths, histories, and science of the celestial bodies of our solar system, with stories and information about constellations, planets, comets, the northern lights, and more.

Combining art, mythology, and science, What We See in the Stars gives readers a tour of the night sky through more than 100 magical pieces of original art, all accompanied by text that weaves related legends and lore with scientific facts. This beautifully packaged book covers the night sky's most brilliant features--such as the constellations, the moon, the bright stars, and the visible planets--as well as less familiar celestial phenomena like the outer planets, nebulae, and deep space. Adults seeking to recapture the magic of youthful stargazing, younger readers interested in learning about natural history and outer space, and those who appreciate beautiful, hand-painted art will all delight in this charming book.


A Walk through the Heavens: A Guide to Stars and Constellations and their Legends

Features:- :- What star is that? Where is the Great Bear? A Walk through the Heavens is a beautiful and easy-to-use guide to the constellations of the northern hemisphere. By following the unique simplified maps, readers will be able to easily find and identify the constellations and the stars within them. Ancient myths and legends of the sky are retold, adding to the mystery of the stars. Written for the complete beginner, this practical guide introduces the patterns of the starry skies in a memorable way. No equipment is needed, apart from normal sight and clear skies.


Choosing and Using a Refracting Telescope (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)

Features:- :-

Choosing and Using a Refracting Telescope has been written for the many amateur astronomers who already own, or are intending to purchase, a refracting telescope – perhaps to complement their existing arsenal of larger reflecting telescopes – or for the specialist who requires a particular refractor for serious astronomical applications or nature studies.

Four hundred year ago, during the winter of 1609, a relatively unknown Italian scientist, Galileo Galilei designed a spyglass with two crude lenses and turned it skyward. Since then, refractors have retained their dominance over all types of reflector in studies of the Moon, planets and double stars because of the precision of their optics and lack of a central obstruction in the optical path, which causes diffraction effects in all commercially-made reflectors.

Most mature amateur astronomers got started with a 60mm refractor, or something similar. Thirty years ago, there was little choice available to the hobbyist, but in the last decade long focus crown-flint achromats have moved aside for some exquisitely crafted apochromatic designs offered by leading commercial manufacturers. There has been a huge increase in the popularity of these telescopes in the last few years, led by a significant increase in the number of companies (particularly, William Optics, Orion USA, StellarVue, SkyWatcher and AstroTech) who are now heavily marketing refractors in the amateur astronomical magazines.

In Choosing and Using a Refracting Telescope, well-known observer and astronomy writer Neil English celebrates the remarkable history and evolution of the refracting telescope and looks in detail at the instruments, their development and their use.

A major feature of this book is the way it compares not only different classes of refractor, but also telescopes of each class that are sold by various commercial manufacturers. The author is perhaps uniquely placed to do this, having used and tested literally hundreds of different refracting telescopes over three decades.

Because it includes many diverse subjects such as imaging with consumer-level digital cameras, imaging with webcams, and imaging with astronomical CCD cameras – that are not covered together in equal depth in any other single volume – Choosing and Using a Refracting Telescope could become the ‘refractor bible’ for amateur astronomers at all levels, especially those who are interested in imaging astronomical objects of every class.


Aurora: In Search of the Northern Lights

Features:- :-

The beautiful aurorae, or northern lights, are the stuff of legends. The ancient stories of the Sami people warn that if you mock the lights they will seize you, and their mythical appeal continues to capture the hearts and imagination of people across the globe.

Aurora explores the visual beauty, ancient myths and science of the northern lights and challenges the popular theory of how the lights are formed. Plasma physicist Melanie Windridge explains this extraordinary and evocative phenomenon, a scientific marvel unlike any other in which the powers of astronomy, geology, magnetism and atomic physics combine to create one of the wonders of the natural world.

As Melanie travels in search of the perfect aurora, she uncovers the scientific realities of this plasmic phenomenon full of natural power. She combines the science behind the lights with a fascinating travelogue as she pursues the aurora across the northern hemisphere – from the Arctic Circle to Scotland.


Out of this World Truths about the Solar System Astronomy 5th Grade | Astronomy & Space Science

Features:- :- A 5th grader needs as much as “reinforcements” when it comes to studies. It is best if you can complement the official textbooks with refreshing resources but you don't want to overdo it. You want your child to stay focused but the same time, still interested in studying. That’s why you should choose the educational resources you buy carefully. Choose this book today.


101 Amazing Sights of the Night Sky: A Guided Tour for Beginners

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Is there anything more wondrous and alluring than the night sky? You've seen the stars, and you know about the constellations--but there's so much more to discover! George Moromisato's magnificent full-color guide introduces you to 101 amazing sights, from Saturn's famous rings to the Andromeda Galaxy. Learn what to look for and when and where to find it! This astronomy book is perfect for beginners, so many objects can be seen with the unaided eye or binoculars, while others simply require a small telescope.

Book Features:

Guide to 101 phenomena and objects of the night sky, ranked by beauty, accessibility and historical importance
Information about equipment needed, from binoculars to small telescopes
Full-color photographs, including many from NASA
Astrophotography tips on taking pictures of the night sky, such as snapping shots with a phone through a telescope
Charts to know when to look for solar eclipses, meteor showers and other notable events


Nordlicht und Sterne mit Hurtigruten: Ein Handbuch zur Polarlichtjagd in Norwegen (German Edition)

Features:- :- Sie gilt als „schönste Seereise der Welt“: Die Fahrt mit der Hurtigrute entlang der norwegischen Küste. Die kleinen Schiffe kommen auch in die kleinen Häfen und Fjorde, die den großen Kreuzfahrern verborgen bleiben, und geben so einen ganz besonderen Einblick in das skandinavische Land.
Im Winter hat die Reise noch ein ganz besonderes Spektakel zu bieten: In vielen klaren Nächten tanzt das Nordlicht über den Himmel und zieht die Menschen in seinen Bann.
In jeder klaren Nacht funkeln die Sterne am dunklen Himmel und zeigen uns, wo wir uns im Universum befinden.
Dieses Buch gibt Ihnen einen ausführlichen Überblick über die Winterreise zum Polarlicht, über Nordlicht und seine Beobachtung, sowie über den Sternenhimmel, den wir im Lauf des Jahres sehen können.
Es ist die Print-On-Demand-Version des Begleitbuchs, das Hurtigruten Deutschland etwa ab 2007 den Nordlicht-und-Sterne-Themenreisen beilegt.

Alexander Kerste ist Diplom-Biologe und arbeitet als freier Wissenschaftsjournalist und Autor. Seit 2014 begleitet er die Nordlicht-und-Sterne-Reisen von Hurtigruten und Astronomie.de regelmäßig und beschreibt die Fahrten auch in seinem Blog.


The Sun and How to Observe It (Astronomers' Observing Guides)

Features:- :-

In Part 1, the book describes the very latest thinking on solar physics in (mostly non-mathematical) detail, incorporating the latest results from research concerning the structure and behaviour of the Sun. There is particular emphasis on the surface features visible from the Earth, and how these are the result of the extraordinary processes that are taking place within the Sun.


In Part 2, the book details the techniques for observing and imaging the Sun with commercially-available equipment. The many recent advances in optical equipment now allow amateur astronomers to observe phenomena that until recently could only be seen with the extremely expensive equipment available at universities and research observatories – notably H-alpha and Calcium-K telescopes.


This is a completely up-to-date solar observing book, while providing the science background necessary for an understanding of the observations with the latest equipment. It also features the most complete solar observing and imaging guide available.


The Cambridge Star Atlas

Features:- :- This classic star atlas is ideal for both beginning astronomers and more experienced observers worldwide. The clear, full-color maps show stars, clusters and galaxies visible with binoculars or a small telescope. The atlas also features constellation boundaries and the Milky Way, and lists objects that are interesting to observe. This new edition features a clearer map of the Moon's surface, showing craters and features; a second Moon map, mirror reversed for users of telescopes with star diagonals; enhanced index charts showing the constellations more clearly; and a new data table listing stars hosting planetary systems. It is now spiral bound, making it ideal for use at the telescope.


The Easy Guide to the Night Sky: Discovering the Constellations with Your Eyes and Binoculars (The Easy Astronomy Guides Book 1)

Features:- :- Written for the amateur astronomer who wants to discover more in the night sky, this book explores the constellations and reveals many of the highlights visible with just your eyes or binoculars.

The highlights include:
* The myths and legends associated with the stars
* Bright stars and multiple stars
* Star clusters
* Nebulae
* Galaxies

Each constellation has its own star chart and almost all are accompanied by graphics depicting the highlights and binocular views of the best objects.

Whether you’re new to astronomy or are an experienced stargazer simply looking to learn more about the constellations, this book is an invaluable guide to the night sky and the stars to be found there.


Praise for other books by Richard J. Bartlett:

"Would recommend, nicely laid out and easy to follow sky guide. Sensible and clear advice. I have a small scope and this books helped me enjoy it much more." by Dan M., on January 30, 2016 reviewing "Easy Things to See With a Small Telescope"

"This is my third book from Mr. Bartlett and this one is as good as the others. I recommend it to all the beginners in my astronomy club." By Darren C. Bly on August 15, 2015 reviewing "2016: The Night Sky Sights"

"Lots of wonderful information. A great reference guide and easy to follow. Every star gazer should have one with them" - By janine on November 18, 2015 reviewing "2015 An Astronomical Year"

"This is a superb book, well laid out and easy to follow even if you are a complete novice or keen astronomer." by mr Fletcher on October 26, 2014 reviewing "The Astronomical Almanac, 2015-2019"


The Gospel in the Stars: Or, Prímeval Astronomy (1884)

Features:- :- Joseph Augustus Seiss (1823–1904) was an American theologian and Lutheran minister known for his religion writings on pyramidology and dispensationalism.

"The Gospel in the Stars" traces in detail a complete order and systematic connection in the framing of the constellations, and from the scriptures, the names of the stars, and classical myths and worships connected with them, Showing a primeval record of the gospel history of the virgin-born Savior, the formation and destiny of' His Church, and the consummation of all things, precisely as written in the word of Holy Scripture.

This work is offered by the author as the result of careful study of primeval astronomy and of the origin and meaning of stellar nomenclature, and in support of which he quotes and cites many distinguished astronomers and oriental scholars, such as Seyffarth, Riccioli, Josephus, Drummond and Mitchell.

Christianity was once explained by a class of speculative atheists to have originated in the astronomical myths handed down from remote ages, but Dr. Seiss takes the opposite position and undertakes to prove that the names of the constellations and their relations to each other are in reality clearly vestiges of the earliest revelations of God's plans for redeeming the world.

Taking up the signs of the Zodiac, beginning with Virgo, instead of Aries as is customary, he points out the origin of life, thence the son and seed of the woman; next Libra, or the balances, as symbolizing the eternal justice of God; then Scorpio, as typifying the serpent and the conflict between Christ and the Devil, and so on through all of the signs and their deccans or accompanying and accessory constellations.

Certain it is that the period of arranging and naming of the constellations antedates any positive knowledge that students have been able to obtain, though they have been traced back into Egyptian and Jewish history to the days of Abraham and beyond—say 3,000 years before Christ. Many new constellations have been framed and named in more modern times, but their titles merely serve to commemorate noted men and deeds of antiquity, and they are not taken into account by our author, who traces consecutively and systematically from the oldest ones the gospel history of the Saviour and of his church on earth.

The theory of the author is plausibly sustained by the facts given and texts of scripture quoted, and, whether we adopt it as fact or regard it merely as a work of fancy, it will repay careful examination and will excite intense interest in the mind of all readers.

Originally published in 1884; reformatted for the Kindle; may contain an occasional imperfection; original spellings have been kept in place.


Zetetic Astronomy: Earth Not a globe! An Experimental Inquiry into the True Figure of the Earth (1881)

Features:- :- Samuel Birley Rowbotham (1816–1884) was an English inventor and writer who wrote Zetetic Astronomy: Earth Not a Globe under the pseudonym "Parallax". His work was based on his decade-long studies of the earth and was originally published as a 16-page pamphlet (1849), which he later expanded into a 430-page book (1881). According to Rowbotham's method, which he called Zetetic Astronomy, the earth is an enclosed plane, centered at the North Pole; he seems to prove modern astronomy unreasonable and contradictory--that the earth is a plane, or a disc, and not a globe--the sun, moon, and stars, self-luminous.

Inasmuch as this system of the world differs in every point of view from our own study of astronomy, and from all previous teachings on the subject, there must be a great error on one side or the other. 'Parallax,' as a writer, as a sound logician, clear, lucid reasoner, calm and self-possessed, has not been surpassed.

Seldom does one read such striking lessons on the art of reasoning as are afforded by this book. As a reasoner we much question if 'Parallax' can be surpassed; and the gentlemanly manner in which the discussions are conducted brought out that power to a very high degree.

No one could fail to admire his power as a disputant. In this book he meets the questions put to him by the most enlightened and scientific minds with a readiness of reply which may astonish his readers. Books on the Newtonian system, with their apparatus, orreries, &c., completely fail to interest most readers. 'Parallax' has the ability to do this.

The revelations of the author appear to completely astound his readers, who, for the greater part, are left with a strong impression that the previous teachers of astronomy must have been greatly in error. 'Parallax' is undoubtedly a gentleman of no mean intellect, and must have studied deeply to have reached such attainments.

The experiments mentioned in the book, divested of technicality in their recital, and understandable by all, are of such a nature as to cause a start of surprise at their simplicity and truthfulness. It is not for us to pronounce a verdict upon so important an issue; 'Parallax' may be in error, but as far as his reasonings from fact and experiment go, there is much to set scientific men thinking. His arguments consist of facts, and such as are patent to all degrees of mental capacity. In the discussions which follow, 'Parallax' certainly loses no ground, either in answer to questions or to some broad assertions quoted from learned authorities.

In this glorious century, the boasted age of progress and reform, in which the strides of intellect are so rapidly approaching perfection, one cannot be surprised that such a beautiful system of Zetetic Astronomy as that expounded by 'Parallax' should entirely contradict the doctrine taught by Newton. We are told that this Zetetic system is the only one which is consistent with common sense.

Whatever his hearers may think of his philosophy, they must admit that his book shows him to have read and thought much. His discourses are very pleasing and interesting, and he expounds his doctrines in a way that ought to offend none. Certainly Parallax' is a man of strong argumentative powers, sound logic, and convincing reasoning. It cannot be denied that he treats his subject in a very clever and ingenuous manner, and in the past has succeeded in drawing many over to agree with him.


The Bucket List for Backyard Stargazers: 11 Celestial Objects and Events Every Stargazer Should See

Features:- :- The Bucket List for Backyard Stargazers shows you how, where, and when to see 11 of the most extraordinary astronomical sights and events that every stargazer– every person– should see at least once in their lives before packing up their telescope for the last time.

The book is for all stargazers, but it’s especially aimed at the casual stargazer, one who may not have a big telescope or a lot of experience, but who has the curiosity and ambition to see some of the most beautiful, and in some cases, fleeting sights in all of nature. To see some of these sights, you need a simple pair of binoculars or a small telescope. Some require travel or good timing and luck. And a few require you to simply look up without any optical aid at all.

Once you see these 10 sights, then whatever else happens in your life, you can be assured you’ve seen some truly remarkable things that few people– even the most celebrated professional astronomers– ever get to see.


In the Shadow of the Moon: The Science, Magic, and Mystery of Solar Eclipses

Features:- :-

In anticipation of solar eclipses visible in 2017 and 2024, an exploration of the scientific and cultural significance of this mesmerizing cosmic display

Since the first humans looked up and saw the sun swallowed by darkness, our species has been captivated by solar eclipses. Astronomer and anthropologist Anthony Aveni explains the history and culture surrounding solar eclipses, from prehistoric Stonehenge to Babylonian creation myths, to a confirmation of Einstein’s theory of general relativity, to a spectacle that left New Yorkers in the moon’s shadow, to future eclipses that will capture human imaginations.
 
In one accessible and engaging read, Aveni explains the science behind the phenomenon, tracks eclipses across the ancient world, and examines the roles of solar eclipses in modern times to reveal the profound effects these cosmic events have had on human history. Colored by his own experiences—Aveni has witnessed eight total solar eclipses in his lifetime—his account of astronomy’s most storied phenomenon will enthrall anyone who has looked up at the sky with wonder.


Seeing in the Dark: How Amateur Astronomers Are Discovering the Wonder

Features:- :- In Seeing in the Dark, a poetic love letter to science and to the skies, Timothy Ferris invites us all to become stargazers. He recounts his own experiences as an enthralled lifelong amateur astronomer and reports from around the globe -- from England and Italy to the Florida Keys and the Chilean Andes -- on the revolution that's putting millions in touch with the night sky. In addition, Ferris offers an authoritative and engaging report on what's out there to be seen -- what Saturn, the Ring nebula, the Silver Coin galaxy, and the Virgo supercluster really are and how to find them. The appendix includes star charts, observing lists, and a guide on how to get involved in astronomy.

Ferris takes us inside a major revolution sweeping astronomy, as lone amateur astronomers, in global networks linked by the Internet, make important discoveries that are the envy of the professionals. His ability to describe the wonders of the universe is simply magical, and his enthusiasm for his subject is irresistible.


Astronomy: Astronomy for Beginners: The Magical Science of Stars, Galaxies, Planets, Black Holes, Wormholes and much, much more! (Astronomy, Astronomy Textbook, Astronomy for Beginners)

Features:- :-

Have you ever wondered how we came into being? Have you ever looked in the sky, marveled by the stars?









As we have realized over hundreds of years...



Space is filled with a variety of phenomenon. The timing of these events is in terms of millions and billions of years, far exceeding the average human life span.




Yet the universe made available many clues to understand how it builds these stars and planets, even if we personally will not live through an entire life cycle of a star or planet. On the hunt for these clues, scientists continue to study the universe, accessing supplementary data to further explain how it was created….




In this book you will learn things like…





And much, much more!!!



Download your copy today!



Asteroid Hunters (TED Books)

Features:- :- For the first time, scientists could have the knowledge to prevent a natural disaster epic in scale—an asteroid hitting the earth and in this exciting, adventuresome book, Carrie Nugent explains how.

What are asteroids, and where do they come from? And, most urgently: Are they going to hit the Earth? What would happen if one was on its way? Carrie Nugent is an asteroid hunter—part of a group of scientists working to map our cosmic neighborhood. For the first time ever, we are reaching the point where we may be able to prevent the horrible natural disaster that would result from an asteroid collision.

In Asteroid Hunters, Nugent reveals what known impact asteroids have had: the extinction of the dinosaurs, the earth-sized hole Shoemaker Levy 9 left in Jupiter just a few decades ago, how the meteorite that bursted over Chelyabinsk in Russia could have started a war, and unlucky Ms. Anne Hodges—the only person (that we know of) in US history to be the victim of a direct hit. Nugent also introduces the telescope she uses to detect near-Earth asteroids. Ultimately, detection is the key to preventing asteroid impact, and these specialized scientists are working to prevent the unthinkable from happening.

If successful, asteroid hunting will lead to the first natural disaster humans have the know-how and the technology to prevent. The successful hunt and mapping of asteroids could mean nothing less than saving life on earth.


Introduction to Astronomical Spectroscopy (Cambridge Observing Handbooks for Research Astronomers)

Features:- :- Spectroscopy is the principal tool used in astronomy to investigate the Universe beyond Earth's atmosphere. Through the analysis of electromagnetic radiation, spectrographs enable observers to assess the chemical composition, kinematics and local physical properties of distant stars, nebulae and galaxies. Thoroughly illustrated and clearly written, this handbook offers a practical and comprehensive guide to the different spectroscopic methods used in all branches of astronomy, at all wavelengths from radio to gamma-ray and from ground and space-borne instruments. After a historical overview of the field, the central chapters navigate the various types of hardware used in spectroscopy. In-depth descriptions of modern techniques and their benefits and drawbacks help you choose the most promising observation strategy. The handbook finishes by assessing new technologies and future prospects for deep-sky observation. This text is an ideal reference for today's graduate students and active researchers, as well as those designing or operating spectroscopic instruments.


Night Sky: A Field Guide to the Constellations

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Stargazing is among the most peaceful and inspiring outdoor activities. Night Sky, the award-winning book by Jonathan Poppele, makes it more fun than ever! Take a simple approach to finding 62 constellations by focusing on one constellation at a time, instead of attempting to study dizzying charts. Start with the easy-to-find constellations during each season and work toward the more difficult ones. Better yet, you'll learn how to locate any constellation in relation to the Big Dipper, the North Star and the top of the sky. With two ways to locate each constellation, you'll know where in the sky to look and what to look for! Along the way, you'll be introduced to mythology, facts and tidbits, as well as details about the planets, solar system and more! As an added bonus, the book comes with a red-light flashlight for night reading.


Arches National Park - A Photographer's Site Shooting Guide I (Arches National Park - A Photographer's Site Shooting Guide 1)

Features:- :- This ebook is strictly about great places to see and photograph in the Moab, Utah (USA) area. It's about getting out and shooting all the iconic arches in Arches National Park, mesas, goose-necks, sunrise and sunsets in one immense but small part of southwestern USA. It provides one with many of the best scenic sites to see and photograph while at the same time assisting one in getting to know his or her way around the area. It also includes photos taken off the beaten path to add a level of adventure in discovering the area.

What makes this ebook unique in part is that I have included numerous photos of the Milky Way taken over many iconic sites such as Balanced Rock, Double Arch, The Windows, Mesa Arch and even The Mittens in Monument Valley.

For each site on the site list, I indicate if a given site is best photographed at sunrise, morning, afternoon or sunset and what places are recommended to capture the Milky Way during night sky photography work.

The scope/ range of this ebook covers the following areas:
1. Professor and Castle Valley east of Moab and the Colorado River along US 128 in that area
2. Arches National Park and Cache Valley
3. Potash Road (lower Colorado River)
4. Canyonlands
5. Natural Bridges National Monument Park
6. Monument Valley

I have included directions to each site but to further assist the reader in finding the precise site where each photo was taken, each photo is hyper-linked to a Google satellite map marker. When the reader clicks on a photo, one's internet browser will open to a Google satellite map marker where one may zoom in and out in both map and satellite mods to fully understand the road system and trail for that site.

For those wishing to have a nice star-burst of the sun's rays when photographing any one of the arches or balanced rock, I provide a tried and true technique which will add a wow effect to your shot and this is done without the use of a special filter over the lens or faked in post processing.

To visit and photograph all the sites in this ebook, both day and night sky sites, be prepared to stay at least six to eight great days in Moab.

Also, should you ever visit the Tetons Mountains of Jackson Hole, WY, you may want to pick up a copy of my first ebook "Grand Teton National Park - A Photographer's Site Shooting Guide 1" also available on Smashwords.com This ebook is modeled after it, especially with reference to the use of Google satellite map markers to pinpoint each site for you.

If you are new to photographing the Milky Way at night and either not sure how to process your photos in PhotoShop or you're Milky Way doesn't pop out of your photo then you may want to take at look at my ebook "A Photographer's Milky Way Processing Guide - A Photoshop HowTo."


The Perfect Machine: Building the Palomar Telescope

Features:- :- Almost a half-century after is completion, the 200-inch Palomar telescope remains an unparalleled combination of vast scale and microscope detail. As huge as the Pantheon of Rome and as heavy as the Statue of Liberty, this magnificent instrument is so precisely built that its seventeen-foot mirror was hand-polished to a tolerance of 2/1,000,000 of an inch. The telescope's construction drove some to the brink of madness, made others fearful that mortals might glimpse heaven, and transfixed an entire nation. Ronald Florence weaves into his account of the creation of "the perfect machine" a stirring chronicle of the birth of Big Science and a poignant rendering of an America mired in the depression yet reaching for the stars.


NAZCA LINES: Mysterious Lines in Peru that puzzles your mind..

Features:- :- Nazca lines are the most outstanding group of geo glyphs in the world. Etched in the surface of the desert pampa sand about 300 hundred figures made of straight lines, geometric shapes and pictures of animals and birds - and their patterns are only clearly visible from the air.


Hubble's Universe: Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images

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The Hubble Space Telescope. No other telescope combines instant name recognition with the production of consistently spectacular images. Yet few people outside of the astronomy community realize that Hubble is now at the apex of its imaging capabilities. A collection of stunningly detailed pictures, made possible by the new Wide Field Camera 3, has yet to be incorporated into a popular-level book. Until now.

Hubble's Universe will be the premier venue for the Hubble Telescope's most recent visual splendors. Bestselling astronomy writer Terence Dickinson showcases extraordinary late-breaking pictures, many of which have yet to receive wide distribution as news stories or in publications outside scientific papers, and presents a breathtaking portfolio drawn from an archive of over 500,000 existing Hubble images.

The accompanying text balances accuracy with accessibility, Dickinson's
hallmark. And thanks to the author's familiarity with Hubble's history and discoveries and his access to top Hubble scientists for insight and accuracy, the text includes facts and tidbits not found in any other book. Combined with hundreds of brilliant images, the clear, succinct and illuminating narrative brings to life the fascinating forces at work in the universe.


Wonders of the Solar System

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Recommended for viewing on a colour tablet.

In Wonders of the Solar System – the book of the acclaimed BBC TV series – Professor Brian Cox will take us on a journey of discovery where alien worlds from your imagination become places we can see, feel and visit.

The Wonders of the Solar System – from the giant ice fountains of Enceladus to the liquid methane seas of Titan and from storms twice the size of the Earth to the tortured moon of Io with its giant super-volcanoes – is the Solar System as you have never seen it before.

In this series, Professor Brian Cox will introduce us to the planets and moons beyond our world, finding the biggest, most bizarre, most powerful natural phenomena. Using the latest scientific imagery along with cutting edge CGI and some of the most spectacular and extreme locations on Earth, Brian will show us Wonders never thought possible.

Employing his trademark clear, authoritative, yet down-to-earth approach, Brian will explore how these previously unseen phenomena have dramatically expanded our horizons with new discoveries about the planets, their moons and how
they came to be the way they are.


The One-Minute Astronomer: Tips, Tales, and Tours for the Casual Stargazer

Features:- :- Here’s some great reading for a cloudy night… a collection of more than 110 short and easy-to-read articles about stargazing, articles that will inform, inspire, and intrigue you, whether you’re an experienced stargazer or a complete beginner. Most of these articles take just a minute or two to read and help you cultivate your fascination with the night sky.

The first section, “Tips”, includes ideas on how to choose and use telescopes and accessories, along with techniques to help you get the most out of whatever equipment you have, whether it’s binoculars, a telescope, or simply your unaided eyes.

The next section, “Tales”, includes stories of intriguing astronomers both famous and obscure who made discoveries, sometimes in the face of formidable obstacles, that changed our understanding of the universe.

The final sections, “Tours”, include short visits to sights in the solar system and deep sky. Here you’ll learn a little of the science of astronomy, along with the pleasure of seeing some of the most beautiful sights in nature.

These articles are adapted from the popular website One-Minute Astronomer, a website that helps you challenge your intellect and imagination, and build your knowledge of the heavens one small step at a time.


The Astrophotography Manual: A Practical and Scientific Approach to Deep Space Imaging

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The Astrophotography Manual is for those photographers who aspire to move beyond using standard SLR cameras and editing software, and who are ready to create beautiful images of nebulas, galaxies, clusters, and the solar system. Beginning with a brief astronomy primer, this book takes readers through the full astrophotography process, from choosing and using equipment through image capture, calibration, and processing. This combination of technical background information and the hands-on approach brings the science down to earth with a practical method to plan for success. Features include:



Broca's Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science

Features:- :- Carl Sagan, writer and scientist, returns from the frontier to tell us about how the world works. In his delightfully down-to-earth style, he explores and explains a mind-boggling future of intelligent robots, extraterrestrial life and its consquences, and other provocative, fascinating quandries of the future that we want to see today.


From the Paperback edition.


Beyond the Galaxy:How Humanity Looked Beyond Our Milky Way and Discovered the Entire Universe

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A look up at the night sky reveals a treasury of wonders. Even to the naked eye, the Moon, stars, planets, the Milky Way and even a few star clusters and nebulae illuminate the heavens. For millennia, humans struggled to make sense of what's out there in the Universe, from all we can see to that which lies beyond the limits of even our most powerful telescopes. Beyond the Galaxy traces our journey from an ancient, Earth-centered Universe all the way to our modern, 21st century understanding of the cosmos. Touching on not only what we know but also how we know it, Ethan Siegel takes us to the very frontiers of modern astrophysics and cosmology, from the birth of our Universe to its ultimate fate, and everything in between.


The Singular Universe and the Reality of Time: A Proposal in Natural Philosophy

Features:- :- Cosmology is in crisis. The more we discover, the more puzzling the universe appears to be. How and why are the laws of nature what they are? A philosopher and a physicist, world-renowned for their radical ideas in their fields, argue for a revolution. To keep cosmology scientific, we must replace the old view in which the universe is governed by immutable laws by a new one in which laws evolve. Then we can hope to explain them. The revolution that Roberto Mangabeira Unger and Lee Smolin propose relies on three central ideas. There is only one universe at a time. Time is real: everything in the structure and regularities of nature changes sooner or later. Mathematics, which has trouble with time, is not the oracle of nature and the prophet of science; it is simply a tool with great power and immense limitations. The argument is readily accessible to non-scientists as well as to the physicists and cosmologists whom it challenges.


The God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question?

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In this extraordinarily accessible and enormously witty book, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Leon Lederman guides us on a fascinating tour of the history of particle physics. The book takes us from the Greeks' earliest scientific observations through Einstein and beyond in an inspiring celebration of human curiosity. It ends with the quest for the Higgs boson, nicknamed the God Particle, which scientists hypothesize will help unlock the last secrets of the subatomic universe. With a new preface by Lederman, The God Particle will leave you marveling at our continuing pursuit of the infinitesimal.


The Universe Within: The Deep History of the Human Body

Features:- :- From one of our finest and most popular science writers, the best-selling author of Your Inner Fish, comes the answer to a scientific mystery story as big as the world itself: How have astronomical events that took place millions of years ago created the unique qualities of the human species?

In his last book, Neil Shubin delved into the amazing connections between human anatomy—our hands, our jaws—and the structures in the fish that first took over land 375 million years ago. Now, with his trademark clarity and exuberance, he takes an even more expansive approach to the question of why we are the way we are. Starting once again with fossils, Shubin turns his gaze skyward.  He shows how the entirety of the universe's 14-billion-year history can be seen in our bodies. From our very molecular composition (a result of stellar events at the origin of our solar system), he makes clear, through the working of our eyes, how the evolution of the cosmos has had profound effects on the development of human life on earth.


From the Hardcover edition.


The 4 Percent Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality

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The epic, behind-the-scenes story of an astounding gap in our scientific knowledge of the cosmos.

In the past few years, a handful of scientists have been in a race to explain a disturbing aspect of our universe: only 4 percent of it consists of the matter that makes up you, me, our books, and every planet, star, and galaxy. The rest—96 percent of the universe—is completely unknown.

Richard Panek tells the dramatic story of how scientists reached this conclusion, and what they’re doing to find this "dark" matter and an even more bizarre substance called dark energy. Based on in-depth, on-site reporting and hundreds of interviews—with everyone from Berkeley’s feisty Saul Perlmutter and Johns Hopkins’s meticulous Adam Riess to the quietly revolutionary Vera Rubin—the book offers an intimate portrait of the bitter rivalries and fruitful collaborations, the eureka moments and blind alleys, that have fueled their search, redefined science, and reinvented the universe.


Mask of the Sun: The Science, History and Forgotten Lore of Eclipses

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They have been thought of as harbingers of evil as well as a sign of the divine. Eclipses—one of the rarest and most stunning celestial events we can witness here on Earth—have shaped the course of human history and thought since humans first turned their eyes to the sky.


What do Virginia Woolf, the rotation of hurricanes, Babylonian kings and Einstein’s General Theory Relativity all have in common? Eclipses. Always spectacular and, today, precisely predicable, eclipses have allowed us to know when the first Olympic games were played and, long before the first space probe, that the Moon was covered by dust.


Eclipses have stunned, frightened, emboldened and mesmerized people for thousands of years. They were recorded on ancient turtle shells discovered in the Wastes of Yin in China, on clay tablets from Mesopotamia and on the Mayan “Dresden Codex." They are mentioned in Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey and at least eight times in the Bible. Columbus used them to trick people, while Renaissance painter Taddeo Gaddi was blinded by one. Sorcery was banished within the Catholic Church after astrologers used an eclipse to predict a pope’s death.


In Mask of the Sun, acclaimed writer John Dvorak the importance of the number 177 and why the ancient Romans thought it was bad to have sexual intercourse during an eclipse (whereas other cultures thought it would be good luck). Even today, pregnant women in Mexico wear safety pins on their underwear during an eclipse. Eclipses are an amazing phenomena—unique to Earth—that have provided the key to much of what we now know and understand about the sun, our moon, gravity, and the workings of the universe.


Both entertaining and authoritative, Mask of the Sun reveals the humanism behind the science of both lunar and solar eclipses. With insightful detail and vividly accessible prose, Dvorak provides explanations as to how and why eclipses occur—as well as insight into the forthcoming eclipse of 2017 that will be visible across North America.


The Doctrine of the Shape of the Earth: A Comprehensive Biblical Perspective

Features:- :- Do you trust God's Word to be Faithful and True? Have you ever considered what the authors of the Bible, who were inspired by God, wrote about regarding the shape of the Earth? Does God's Word even mention the topic? Are NASA's claims and the mainstream Scientific Community in complete alignment with God's Word, or are there some contradictions? If there are contradictions, does it really matter? Did God intend for us to interpret his description of his Earth as mere poetry and metaphors? Is it possible that NASA has debunked God's Word at our subconscious? Does God's Word state that he created a Globe Earth, Flat Earth, or some other kind of shaped Earth? Does God care what you believe the shape of the Earth to be? The answers to these questions and many many more are within, and you may just be surprised.


Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe

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This groundbreaking book presents a new perspective on three of cosmology’s essential questions: What came before the Big Bang? What is the source of order in our universe? And what cosmic future awaits us?
 
Penrose shows how the expected fate of our ever-accelerating and expanding universe—heat death or ultimate entropy—can actually be reinterpreted as the conditions that will begin a new “Big Bang.” He details the basic principles beneath our universe, explaining various standard and non-standard cosmological models, the fundamental role of the cosmic microwave background, the paramount significance of black holes, and other basic building blocks of contemporary physics. Intellectually thrilling and widely accessible, Cycles of Time is a welcome new contribution to our understanding of the universe from one of our greatest mathematicians and thinkers.


A Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves

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“A thrilling synthesis from a brilliant scientist who discovered one of the most important chapters in our history.” —Sean B. Carroll


Big History, the field that integrates traditional historical scholarship with scientific insights to study the full sweep of our universe, has so far been the domain of historians. Famed geologist Walter Alvarez—best known for the “Impact Theory” explaining dinosaur extinction—has instead championed a science-first approach to Big History. Here he wields his unique expertise to give us a new appreciation for the incredible occurrences—from the Big Bang to the formation of supercontinents, the dawn of the Bronze Age, and beyond—that have led to our improbable place in the universe.


Human Universe

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Top ten Sunday Times Bestseller

‘Engaging, ambitious and creative’ Guardian

Where are we? Are we alone? Who are we? Why are we here? What is our future?

Human Universe tackles some of the greatest questions that humans have asked to try and understand the very nature of ourselves and the Universe in which we live.

Through the endless leaps of human minds, it explores the extraordinary depth of our knowledge today and where our curiosity may lead us in the future. With groundbreaking insight it reveals how time, physics and chemistry came together to create a creature that can wonder at its own existence, blessed with an unquenchable thirst to discover not just where it came from, but how it can think, where it is going and if it is alone.

Accompanies the acclaimed BBC TV series.


Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe

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From one of our foremost thinkers and public intellectuals, a radical new view of the nature of time and the cosmos

What is time?

This deceptively simple question is the single most important problem facing science as we probe more deeply into the fundamentals of the universe. All of the mysteries physicists and cosmologists face—from the Big Bang to the future of the universe, from the puzzles of quantum physics to the unification of forces and particles—come down to the nature of time.

The fact that time is real may seem obvious. You experience it passing every day when you watch clocks tick, bread toast, and children grow. But most physicists, from Newton to Einstein to today’s quantum theorists, have seen things differently. The scientific case for time being an illusion is formidable. That is why the consequences of adopting the view that time is real are revolutionary.

Lee Smolin, author of the controversial bestseller The Trouble with Physics, argues that a limited notion of time is holding physics back. It’s time for a major revolution in scientific thought. The reality of time could be the key to the next big breakthrough in theoretical physics.

What if the laws of physics themselves were not timeless? What if they could evolve? Time Reborn offers a radical approach to cosmology that embraces the reality of time and opens up a whole new universe of possibilities. There are few ideas that, like our notion of time, shape our thinking about literally everything, with huge implications for physics and beyond—from climate change to the economic crisis. Smolin explains in lively and lucid prose how the true nature of time impacts our world.


The Sleepwalkers: A History of Man's Changing Vision of the Universe (Penguin Modern Classics)

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Arthur Koestler's extraordinary history of humanity's changing vision of the universe

In this masterly synthesis, Arthur Koestler cuts through the sterile distinction between 'sciences' and 'humanities' to bring to life the whole history of cosmology from the Babylonians to Newton. He shows how the tragic split between science and religion arose and how, in particular, the modern world-view replaced the medieval world-view in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. He also provides vivid and judicious pen-portraits of a string of great scientists and makes clear the role that political bias and unconscious prejudice played in their creativity.


Hidden In Plain Sight 4: The uncertain universe

Features:- :- You never knew theoretical physics could be so simple!

It was once believed that the universe ran like clockwork. However, several revolutionary discoveries in the twentieth century revealed that there is a fundamental uncertainty at the heart of reality.

Take a tour of chaos theory, the uncertainty principle, and read the saga of the South Pole and the Multiverse. Discover how uncertainty is the only certainty.


Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces That Shape The Universe

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The genesis of the universe elegantly explained in a simple theory based on just six numbers by one of the world's most renowned astrophysicists


The Nine Waves of Creation: Quantum Physics, Holographic Evolution, and the Destiny of Humanity

Features:- :- A guide to aligning your life with the frequencies of the Nine Waves of Creation

• Explains the quantum physics behind the Waves of the Mayan Calendar system and how their holograms shape the human mind

• Shows how throughout history each revolution in human consciousness has been driven by the activation of one of the Nine Waves of Creation

• Reveals how we can consciously work to deactivate the negative patterns of the Sixth Wave and manifest the unity consciousness of the Ninth Wave

In the past few years the world has witnessed changes in social consciousness whose sudden development the ruling scientific paradigm has not been able to explain. These changes correspond with the activation of new Waves of Creation emanating from the center of the universe that influence human thinking. From the Big Bang to the present, these Waves guide the evolution of the universe and, through their holographic resonance with the human mind, profoundly shape revolutions in religion, technology, economy, and social consciousness.

Presenting a quantum-holographic perspective on world history and human consciousness, Carl Calleman explains the quantum physics behind the Waves of the Mayan Calendar system and how these Waves allow us to understand the shifting eras on Earth as well as the possibilities of the future. He describes how, prior to the activation of the 6th Wave in 3115 BCE, our social systems were based on a unified cosmic order, but the hologram of this Wave shifted society to an all-consuming focus on Good and Evil, leading to the rise of patriarchal religious structures, slavery, and warfare. He explores how later Waves and their new holograms helped humanity survive the negative effects of the 6th Wave, such as the Industrial Revolution of the 7th Wave and the Digital Revolution of the 8th Wave. In 2011, the 9th Wave was activated, bringing with it an accelerated push for a more egalitarian world, a rising awareness of unity consciousness, and access to the full power of all Nine Waves of Creation.

Calleman explains how our individual resonance with each Wave plays a role in the quality of our lives and how we must consciously work to resonate with the higher Waves. Revealing how we can become quantum activists in a holographic world by aligning with the 9th Wave, the author shows how we each can help manifest the destiny of humanity hinted at in ancient texts.


Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story

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The Washington Post Notable Non-Fiction of 2013



“I can imagine few more enjoyable ways of thinking than to read this book.”—Sarah Bakewell, New York Times Book Review, front-page review


Tackling the “darkest question in all of philosophy” with “raffish erudition” (Dwight Garner, New York Times), author Jim Holt explores the greatest metaphysical mystery of all: why is there something rather than nothing? This runaway bestseller, which has captured the imagination of critics and the public alike, traces our latest efforts to grasp the origins of the universe. Holt adopts the role of cosmological detective, traveling the globe to interview a host of celebrated scientists, philosophers, and writers, “testing the contentions of one against the theories of the other” (Jeremy Bernstein, Wall Street Journal). As he interrogates his list of ontological culprits, the brilliant yet slyly humorous Holt contends that we might have been too narrow in limiting our suspects to God versus the Big Bang. This “deft and consuming” (David Ulin, Los Angeles Times) narrative humanizes the profound questions of meaning and existence it confronts.


Hidden In Plain Sight 2: The equation of the universe

Features:- :- You never knew theoretical physics could be so simple!

Why do things move? Why is the expansion of the universe accelerating? Is the universe a black hole? This exciting book considers some of the deepest and most important questions in physics.

Enjoy a thrilling intergalactic tour as Andrew Thomas redefines the force of gravity and introduces a brave new view of the universe!


The Infinite Monkey Cage – How to Build a Universe

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The Infinite Monkey Cage, the legendary BBC Radio 4 programme, brings you this irreverent celebration of scientific marvels. Join us on a hectic leap through the grand and bizarre ideas conjured up by human imagination, from dark matter to consciousness via neutrinos and earthworms.

Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince muse on multifaceted subjects involved in building a universe, with pearls of wisdom from leading scientists and comedians peppered throughout.

Covering billions of concepts and conundrums, they tackle everything from the Big Bang to parallel universes, fierce creatures to extraterrestrial life, brain science to artificial intelligence. How to Build a Universe is an illuminating and inspirational celebration of science – sometimes silly, sometimes astounding and very occasionally facetious.


Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History (California World History Library)

Features:- :- An introduction to a new way of looking at history, from a perspective that stretches from the beginning of time to the present day, Maps of Time is world history on an unprecedented scale. Beginning with the Big Bang, David Christian views the interaction of the natural world with the more recent arrivals in flora and fauna, including human beings.

Cosmology, geology, archeology, and population and environmental studies—all figure in David Christian's account, which is an ambitious overview of the emerging field of "Big History." Maps of Time opens with the origins of the universe, the stars and the galaxies, the sun and the solar system, including the earth, and conducts readers through the evolution of the planet before human habitation. It surveys the development of human society from the Paleolithic era through the transition to agriculture, the emergence of cities and states, and the birth of the modern, industrial period right up to intimations of possible futures. Sweeping in scope, finely focused in its minute detail, this riveting account of the known world, from the inception of space-time to the prospects of global warming, lays the groundwork for world history—and Big History—true as never before to its name.


The Universal One

Features:- :- A “must” for the serious student of Russell science and philosophy, The Universal One is Walter Russell’s first expression of his new Cosmology explaining the Mind-centered electromagnetic universe.

Russell later revised some of the content of The Universal One in The Secret of Light and A New Concept of the Universe. Students of the Russell science should be aware of the historic sequence of Walter Russell’s books of science, and note the various changes in details which Walter Russell himself made.

Nikola Tesla told Walter Russell to lock his cosmology in a sepulcher for a thousand years because mankind was not ready for it . Though a century or more ahead of its time, The Universal One, uniting spiritual Cause and scientifically observable Effect in a seamless whole, is now appealing to the many people—scientists and laymen alike—who are examining the nature of science and consciousness.

In this 1926 historic volume, Walter Russell first reveals the possibility of transmutation of the elements. This is a universe of Mind, a finite universe, limited as to cause, and to the effect of cause. A finite universe, in which the effects of cause are limited, must also be limited as to cause; so when that measurable cause is known, then can man comprehend and measure all effects. The effects of cause are complex and mystify man, but cause itself is simple.

The universe is a multiplicity of changing effects of but One unchanging cause. All things are universal. Nothing is which is not universal. Nothing is of itself alone. Man and Mind and all creating things are universal. No man can say: ‘I alone am I.’ There is but One universe, One Mind, One force, One substance. When man knows this in measurable exactness then will he have no limitations within those which are universal.” — Walter Russell, from The Prelude to The Universal One.

Part I: Creation; The Life Principle; Mind, The One Universal Substance; Thinking Mind; The Process of Thinking; Thinking Registered in Matter; Concerning Appearances; The Sex Principle; Sex Opposites of Light; The Reproductive Principle; Energy Transmission; A Finite Universe; A Dimensionless Universe; Concerning Dimension; The Formula of Locked Potentials; Universal Oneness; Omnipresence; Omnipotence; Omniscience.

Part II: Dynamics of Mind & Light Units of Matter; Electricity and Magnetism; New Concepts of Electricity and Magnetism; Electricity; The Elements of Matter; The Octave Cycle of the Elements of Matter; The Instability and the Illusion of Stability of Matter; The Universal Pulse; Concerning Energy; Electro-Magnetic Pressure; Attraction and Repulsion; Gravitation and Radiation; Expressions of Gravitation and Radiation – Universal Direction; Universal Mathematics & Ratios; Charging & Discharging Poles; The Wave; Time; Temperature; Color; Universal Mechanics; Rotation; Revolution; Crystallization; Plane and Ecliptic; Ionization; Valence; Tone; Conclusion; New Laws and Principles.

The Universal One contains numerous charts and diagrams. The Universal One is both an historic and present/future treasure illuminating questions about universal cosmology and philosophical considerations of the nature of the universe.


A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design

Features:- :- Does the universe embody beautiful ideas?

Artists as well as scientists throughout human history have pondered this “beautiful question.” With Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek as your guide, embark on a voyage of related discoveries, from Plato and Pythagoras up to the present. Wilczek’s groundbreaking work in quantum physics was inspired by his intuition to look for a deeper order of beauty in nature. In fact, every major advance in his career came from this intuition: to assume that the universe embodies beautiful forms, forms whose hallmarks are symmetry—harmony, balance, proportion—and economy. There are other meanings of “beauty,” but this is the deep logic of the universe—and it is no accident that it is also at the heart of what we find aesthetically pleasing and inspiring.

Wilczek is hardly alone among great scientists in charting his course using beauty as his compass. As he reveals in A Beautiful Question, this has been the heart of scientific pursuit from Pythagoras, the ancient Greek who was the first to argue that “all things are number,” to Galileo, Newton, Maxwell, Einstein, and into the deep waters of twentiethcentury physics. Though the ancients weren’t right about everything, their ardent belief in the music of the spheres has proved true down to the quantum level. Indeed, Wilczek explores just how intertwined our ideas about beauty and art are with our scientific understanding of the cosmos.

Wilczek brings us right to the edge of knowledge today, where the core insights of even the craziest quantum ideas apply principles we all understand. The equations for atoms and light are almost literally the same equations that govern musical instruments and sound; the subatomic particles that are responsible for most of our mass are determined by simple geometric symmetries. The universe itself, suggests Wilczek, seems to want to embody beautiful and elegant forms. Perhaps this force is the pure elegance of numbers, perhaps the work of a higher being, or somewhere between. Either way, we don’t depart from the infinite and infinitesimal after all; we’re profoundly connected to them, and we connect them. When we find that our sense of beauty is realized in the physical world, we are discovering something about the world, but also something about ourselves.

Gorgeously illustrated, A Beautiful Question is a mind-shifting book that braids the age-old quest for beauty and the age-old quest for truth into a thrilling synthesis. It is a dazzling and important work from one of our best thinkers, whose humor and infectious sense of wonder animate every page. Yes: The world is a work of art, and its deepest truths are ones we already feel, as if they were somehow written in our souls.


Introduction to Cosmology

Features:- :- This second edition of Introduction to Cosmology is an exciting update of an award-winning textbook. It is aimed primarily at advanced undergraduate students in physics and astronomy, but is also useful as a supplementary text at higher levels. It explains modern cosmological concepts, such as dark energy, in the context of the Big Bang theory. Its clear, lucid writing style, with a wealth of useful everyday analogies, makes it exceptionally engaging. Emphasis is placed on the links between theoretical concepts of cosmology and the observable properties of the universe, building deeper physical insights in the reader. The second edition includes recent observational results, fuller descriptions of special and general relativity, expanded discussions of dark energy, and a new chapter on baryonic matter that makes up stars and galaxies. It is an ideal textbook for the era of precision cosmology in the accelerating universe.


The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God

Features:- :- Carl Sagan's prophetic vision of the tragic resurgence of fundamentalism and the hope-filled potential of the next great development in human spirituality

The late great astronomer and astrophysicist describes his personal search to understand the nature of the sacred in the vastness of the cosmos. Exhibiting a breadth of intellect nothing short of astounding, Sagan presents his views on a wide range of topics, including the likelihood of intelligent life on other planets, creationism and so-called intelligent design, and a new concept of science as "informed worship." Originally presented at the centennial celebration of the famous Gifford Lectures in Scotland in 1985 but never published, this book offers a unique encounter with one of the most remarkable minds of the twentieth century.


The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos Is Designed for Discovery

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Earth. The Final Frontier

Contrary to popular belief, Earth is not an insignificant blip on the universe’s radar. Our world proves anything but average in Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay W. Richards’ The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos Is Designed for Discovery.

But what exactly does Earth bring to the table? How does it prove its worth among numerous planets and constellations in the vastness of the Milky Way? In The Privileged Planet, you’ll learn about the world’s:

life-sustaining capabilities
water and its miraculous makeup
protection by the planetary giants

And how our planet came into existence in the first place.


The Intelligence of the Cosmos: Why Are We Here? New Answers from the Frontiers of Science

Features:- :- From the cutting edge of science and living spirituality: a guide to understanding our identity and purpose in the world

• Outlines the new understanding of matter and mind coming to light at the cutting edge of physics and consciousness research

• Explains how we can evolve consciously, become connected with each other, and flourish on this planet

• Includes contributions from Maria Sagi, Kingsley L. Dennis, Emanuel Kuntzelman, Dawna Jones, Shamik Desai, Garry Jacobs, and John R. Audette

For the outdated mainstream paradigm the world is a giant mechanism functioning in accordance with known and knowable laws and regularities. The new paradigm emerging in science offers a different concept: The world is an interconnected, coherent whole, and it is informed by a cosmic intelligence. This is not a finite, mechanistic-material world. It is a consciousness-infused whole-system world. We are conscious beings who emerge and co-evolve as complex, cosmic-intelligence in-formed vibrations in the Akashic Field of the universe.

Ervin Laszlo and his collaborators from the forefront of science, cosmology, and spirituality show how the re-discovery of who we are and why we are here integrates seamlessly with the wisdom traditions as well as with the new emerging worldview in the sciences, revealing a way forward for humanity on this planet. They explain how we have reached a point of critical incoherence and tell us that to save ourselves, our environment, and society, we need a critical mass of people to consciously evolve a new thinking. Offering a guidepost to orient this evolution, Laszlo examines the nature of consciousness in the universe, showing how our bodies and minds act as transmitters of consciousness from the intelligence of the cosmos and how understanding science’s new concept of the world enables us to re-discover our identity and our purpose in our world.

With bold vision and forward thinking, Laszlo and his contributors Maria Sagi, Kingsley L. Dennis, Emanuel Kuntzelman, Dawna Jones, Shamik Desai, Garry Jacobs, and John R. Audette outline the new idea of the world and of ourselves in the world. They help us discover how we can overcome these divisive times and blossom into a new era of peace, coherence, connection, and global wellbeing.


Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False

Features:- :- The modern materialist approach to life has conspicuously failed to explain such central mind-related features of our world as consciousness, intentionality, meaning, and value. This failure to account for something so integral to nature as mind, argues philosopher Thomas Nagel, is a major problem, threatening to unravel the entire naturalistic world picture, extending to biology, evolutionary theory, and cosmology.

Since minds are features of biological systems that have developed through evolution, the standard materialist version of evolutionary biology is fundamentally incomplete. And the cosmological history that led to the origin of life and the coming into existence of the conditions for evolution cannot be a merely materialist history, either. An adequate conception of nature would have to explain the appearance in the universe of materially irreducible conscious minds, as such.

Nagel's skepticism is not based on religious belief or on a belief in any definite alternative. In Mind and Cosmos, he does suggest that if the materialist account is wrong, then principles of a different kind may also be at work in the history of nature, principles of the growth of order that are in their logical form teleological rather than mechanistic.

In spite of the great achievements of the physical sciences, reductive materialism is a world view ripe for displacement. Nagel shows that to recognize its limits is the first step in looking for alternatives, or at least in being open to their possibility.


What is Reality?: The New Map of Cosmos, Consciousness, and Existence (A New Paradigm Book)

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Ervin Laszlo's tour de force, What is Reality?, is the product of a half-century of deep contemplation and cutting-edge scholarship. Addressing many of the paradoxes that have confounded modern science over the years, it offers nothing less than a new paradigm of reality, one in which the cosmos is a seamless whole, informed by a single, coherent consciousness manifest in us all. Bringing together science, philosophy, and metaphysics, Laszlo takes aim at accepted wisdom, such as the dichotomies of mind and body, spirit and matter, being and nonbeing, to show how we are all part of an infinite cycle of existence unfolding in spacetime and beyond.
Augmented by insightful commentary from a dozen scholars and thinkers, along with a foreword by Deepak Chopra and an introduction by Stanislav Grof, What is Reality? offers a fresh and liberating understanding of the meaning and purpose of existence.


Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos

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In this thrilling journey into the mysteries of our cosmos, bestselling author Michio Kaku takes us on a dizzying ride to explore black holes and time machines, multidimensional space and, most tantalizing of all, the possibility that parallel universes may lay alongside our own.

Kaku skillfully guides us through the latest innovations in string theory and its latest iteration, M-theory, which posits that our universe may be just one in an endless multiverse, a singular bubble floating in a sea of infinite bubble universes. If M-theory is proven correct, we may perhaps finally find answer to the question, “What happened before the big bang?” This is an exciting and unforgettable introduction into the new cutting-edge theories of physics and cosmology from one of the pre-eminent voices in the field.




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From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time

Features:- :- A rising star in theoretical physics offers his awesome vision of our universe and beyond, all beginning with a simple question: Why does time move forward?

Time moves forward, not backward—everyone knows you can’t unscramble an egg. In the hands of one of today’s hottest young physicists, that simple fact of breakfast becomes a doorway to understanding the Big Bang, the universe, and other universes, too. In From Eternity to Here, Sean Carroll argues that the arrow of time, pointing resolutely from the past to the future, owes its existence to conditions before the Big Bang itself—a period modern cosmology of which Einstein never dreamed. Increasingly, though, physicists are going out into realms that make the theory of relativity seem like child’s play. Carroll’s scenario is not only elegant, it’s laid out in the same easy-to- understand language that has made his group blog, Cosmic Variance, the most popular physics blog on the Net.

From Eternity to Here uses ideas at the cutting edge of theoretical physics to explore how properties of spacetime before the Big Bang can explain the flow of time we experience in our everyday lives. Carroll suggests that we live in a baby universe, part of a large family of universes in which many of our siblings experience an arrow of time running in the opposite direction. It’s an ambitious, fascinating picture of the universe on an ultra-large scale, one that will captivate fans of popular physics blockbusters like Elegant Universe and A Brief History of Time.

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The High Frontier: Human Colonies In Space

Features:- :- In the early 1970s America had proved its leadership in Human Spaceflight but among the nation’s youth an anti-technology mindset was growing. Princeton Physicist and Professor Dr. Gerard K. O’Neill, inventor of the revolutionary Colliding-Beam Storage Ring technology that is now the basis of all high energy particle accelerators, asked his students if they could come up with a working Space Colony system to permanently and happily house tens of thousands of regular people. They dug into the challenge.

Soon his small band of students grew to scores of researchers both young and old, all united in the Big Dream of letting real people have a real choice in their futures.

In 1974, Dr. O’Neill put his three-pronged plan of Space Colonization, Space Solar Power and Large Scale Space Construction into easily accessible form with the release of the book The High Frontier. Fourteen years later, The Space Studies Institute, founded by O’Neill, re-released the original text, unchanged except for the doctor’s addition of the Appendix “A View from 1988.”

Now, The Space Studies Institute makes The High Frontier exclusively available electronically for Amazon Kindle owners.

This is one of the milestone and timeless classics of Space Habitation, Alternative Power and Human Potential, all made possible with technology we already have. A Must-Read.


The Way of the Explorer: An Apollo Astronaut's Journey Through the Material and Mystical Worlds, Revised Edition

Features:- :- In February 1971, as Apollo 14 astroanaut Edgar Mitchell hurtled Earthward through space, he was engulfed by a profound sense of universal connectedness. He intuitively sensed that his presence and that of the planet in the window were all part of a deliberate, universal process and that the glittering cosmos itself was in some way conscious. The experience was so overwhelming, Mitchell knew his life would never be the same.


Earth in Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet's Future

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For the first time in Earth's history, our planet is experiencing a confluence of rapidly accelerating changes prompted by one species: humans. Climate change is only the most visible of the modifications we've made--up until this point, inadvertently--to the planet. And our current behavior threatens not only our own future but that of countless other creatures. By comparing Earth's story to those of other planets, astrobiologist David Grinspoon shows what a strange and novel development it is for a species to evolve to build machines, and ultimately, global societies with world-shaping influence.
Without minimizing the challenges of the next century, Grinspoon suggests that our present moment is not only one of peril, but also great potential, especially when viewed from a 10,000-year perspective. Our species has surmounted the threat of extinction before, thanks to our innate ingenuity and ability to adapt, and there's every reason to believe we can do so again.
Our challenge now is to awaken to our role as a force of planetary change, and to grow into this task. We must become graceful planetary engineers, conscious shapers of our environment and caretakers of Earth's biosphere. This is a perspective that begs us to ask not just what future do we want to avoid, but what do we seek to build? What kind of world do we want? Are humans the worst thing or the best thing to ever happen to our planet? Today we stand at a pivotal juncture, and the answer will depend on the choices we make.


The Physics of Star Wars: The Science Behind a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Features:- :- Explore the physics behind the world of Star Wars, with engaging topics and accessible information that shows how we’re closer than ever before to creating technology from the galaxy far, far away—perfect for every Star Wars fan!

Ever wish you could have your very own lightsaber like Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi? Or that you could fly through space at the speed of light like Han Solo and Poe Dameron?

Well, those ideas aren’t as outlandish as you think.

In The Physics of Star Wars, you’ll explore the mystical power of the Force using quantum mechanics, find out how much energy it would take for the Death Star or Starkiller Base to destroy a planet, and discover how we can potentially create our very own lightsabers. The fantastical world of Star Wars may become a reality!


John Glenn: A Memoir

Features:- :- He was the first astronaut to orbit the Earth. Nearly four decades later, as the world's oldest astronaut, his courage reveted a nation. But these two historical events only bracketed a life that covers the sweep of an extraordinary century.

John Glenn's autobiography spans the seminal events of the twentieth century. It is a story that begins with his childhood in Ohio where he learned the importance of family, community, and patriotism. He took these values with him as a marine fighter pilot during World War II and into the skies over Korea, for which he would be decorated. Always a gifted flier, it was during the war that he contemplated the unlimited possibilities of aviation and its frontiers.

We see the early days of NASA, where he first served as a backup pilot for astronauts Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom. In 1962 Glenn piloted the Mercury-Atlas 6 Friendship 7 spacecraft on the first manned orbital mission of the United States. Then came several years in international business, followed by a twenty-four year career as a U.S. Senator-and in 1998 a return to space for his remarkable Discover mission at the age of seventy-seven.


The Neglected Sun: Why the Sun Precludes Climate Catastrophe

Features:- :- The effect of the sun’s activity on climate change has been either scarcely known or overlooked. In this momentous book – first published in German as Die kalte Sonne in 2012 – Professor Fritz Vahrenholt and Dr. Sebastian Lüning demonstrate that the critical cause of global temperature change has been, and continues to be, the sun’s activity. Vahrenholt and Lüning reveal that four concurrent solar cycles master Earth’s temperature – a climate reality upon which man’s carbon emissions bear little significance. The sun’s present cooling phase, precisely monitored in this work, renders impossible the catastrophic prospects put forward by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the alarmist agenda dominant in contemporary Western politics.


Time Travel in Einstein's Universe: The Physical Possibilities of Travel Through Time

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A Princeton astrophysicist explores whether journeying to the past or future is scientifically possible in this “intriguing” volume (Neil deGrasse Tyson).
 
It was H. G. Wells who coined the term “time machine”—but the concept of time travel, both forward and backward, has always provoked fascination and yearning. It has mostly been dismissed as an impossibility in the world of physics; yet theories posited by Einstein, and advanced by scientists including Stephen Hawking and Kip Thorne, suggest that the phenomenon could actually occur.
 
Building on these ideas, J. Richard Gott, a professor who has written on the subject for Scientific American, Time, and other publications, describes how travel to the future is not only possible but has already happened—and contemplates whether travel to the past is also conceivable. This look at the surprising facts behind the science fiction of time travel “deserves the attention of anyone wanting wider intellectual horizons” (Booklist).
 
“Impressively clear language. Practical tips for chrononauts on their options for travel and the contingencies to prepare for make everything sound bizarrely plausible. Gott clearly enjoys his subject and his excitement and humor are contagious; this book is a delight to read.” —Publishers Weekly


One Two Three . . . Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science (Dover Books on Mathematics)

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". . . full of intellectual treats and tricks, of whimsy and deep scientific philosophy. It is highbrow entertainment at its best, a teasing challenge to all who aspire to think about the universe." — NewYork Herald Tribune
One of the world's foremost nuclear physicists (celebrated for his theory of radioactive decay, among other accomplishments), George Gamow possessed the unique ability of making the world of science accessible to the general reader.
He brings that ability to bear in this delightful expedition through the problems, pleasures, and puzzles of modern science. Among the topics scrutinized with the author's celebrated good humor and pedagogical prowess are the macrocosm and the microcosm, theory of numbers, relativity of space and time, entropy, genes, atomic structure, nuclear fission, and the origin of the solar system.
In the pages of this book readers grapple with such crucial matters as whether it is possible to bend space, why a rocket shrinks, the "end of the world problem," excursions into the fourth dimension, and a host of other tantalizing topics for the scientifically curious. Brimming with amusing anecdotes and provocative problems, One Two Three . . . Infinity also includes over 120 delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author, adding another dimension of good-natured charm to these wide-ranging explorations.
Whatever your level of scientific expertise, chances are you'll derive a great deal of pleasure, stimulation, and information from this unusual and imaginative book. It belongs in the library of anyone curious about the wonders of the scientific universe. "In One Two Three . . . Infinity, as in his other books, George Gamow succeeds where others fail because of his remarkable ability to combine technical accuracy, choice of material, dignity of expression, and readability." — SaturdayReview ofLiterature


Theory of Orbit Determination

Features:- :- Determining orbits for natural and artificial celestial bodies is an essential step in the exploration and understanding of the Solar System. However, recent progress in the quality and quantity of data from astronomical observations and spacecraft tracking has generated orbit determination problems which cannot be handled by classical algorithms. This book presents new algorithms capable of handling the millions of bodies which could be observed by next generation surveys, and which can fully exploit tracking data with state-of-the-art levels of accuracy. After a general mathematical background and summary of classical algorithms, the new algorithms are introduced using the latest mathematical tools and results, to which the authors have personally contributed. Case studies based on actual astronomical surveys and space missions are provided, with applications of these new methods. Intended for graduate students and researchers in applied mathematics, physics, astronomy and aerospace engineering, this book is also of interest to non-professional astronomers.


A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science

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The Universe May Be a Mystery,
But It's No Secret

Michael Schneider leads us on a spectacular, lavishly illustrated journey along the numbers one through ten to explore the mathematical principles made visible in flowers, shells, crystals, plants, and the human body, expressed in the symbolic language of folk sayings and fairy tales, myth and religion, art and architecture. This is a new view of mathematics, not the one we learned at school but a comprehensive guide to the patterns that recur through the universe and underlie human affairs. A Beginner's Guide to Constructing, the Universe shows you:


Forces of Nature

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Sunday Times Bestseller

How did life on Earth begin? What is the nature of space and time? What are the chances that we will discover life on other worlds?

Think you know our planet?
Think again.

Forces of Nature takes you from the mid-Atlantic ridge in Iceland, the volcanoes of Indonesia and the precipitous cliffs in Nepal, to the manatees off the coast of Florida and the northern lights of the Arctic, in search of the fundamental laws that govern our world.

These universal laws shape everything, from the structure of snowflakes to the elegant spirals of the galaxies. By seeking to understand the everyday world – the colours, structure, behaviour and history of our home – we can step beyond the everyday and approach the Universe beyond.


The Fabric of Reality: The Science of Parallel Universes--and Its Implications

Features:- :- For David Deutsch, a young physicist of unusual originality, quantum theory contains our most fundamental knowledge of the physical world. Taken literally, it implies that there are many universes “parallel” to the one we see around us. This multiplicity of universes, according to Deutsch, turns out to be the key to achieving a new worldview, one which synthesizes the theories of evolution, computation, and knowledge with quantum physics. Considered jointly, these four strands of explanation reveal a unified fabric of reality that is both objective and comprehensible, the subject of this daring, challenging book. The Fabric of Reality explains and connects many topics at the leading edge of current research and thinking, such as quantum computers (which work by effectively collaborating with their counterparts in other universes), the physics of time travel, the comprehensibility of nature and the physical limits of virtual reality, the significance of human life, and the ultimate fate of the universe. Here, for scientist and layperson alike, for philosopher, science-fiction reader, biologist, and computer expert, is a startlingly complete and rational synthesis of disciplines, and a new, optimistic message about existence.


An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics

Features:- :- An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics is a comprehensive, well-organized and engaging text covering every major area of modern astrophysics, from the solar system and stellar astronomy to galactic and extragalactic astrophysics, and cosmology. Designed to provide students with a working knowledge of modern astrophysics, this textbook is suitable for astronomy and physics majors who have had a first-year introductory physics course with calculus. Featuring a brief summary of the main scientific discoveries that have led to our current understanding of the universe; worked examples to facilitate the understanding of the concepts presented in the book; end-of-chapter problems to practice the skills acquired; and computational exercises to numerically model astronomical systems, the second edition of An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics is the go-to textbook for learning the core astrophysics curriculum as well as the many advances in the field.


The Little Book of Black Holes (Science Essentials)

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Dive into a mind-bending exploration of the physics of black holes

Black holes, predicted by Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity more than a century ago, have long intrigued scientists and the public with their bizarre and fantastical properties. Although Einstein understood that black holes were mathematical solutions to his equations, he never accepted their physical reality—a viewpoint many shared. This all changed in the 1960s and 1970s, when a deeper conceptual understanding of black holes developed just as new observations revealed the existence of quasars and X-ray binary star systems, whose mysterious properties could be explained by the presence of black holes. Black holes have since been the subject of intense research—and the physics governing how they behave and affect their surroundings is stranger and more mind-bending than any fiction.

After introducing the basics of the special and general theories of relativity, this book describes black holes both as astrophysical objects and theoretical “laboratories” in which physicists can test their understanding of gravitational, quantum, and thermal physics. From Schwarzschild black holes to rotating and colliding black holes, and from gravitational radiation to Hawking radiation and information loss, Steven Gubser and Frans Pretorius use creative thought experiments and analogies to explain their subject accessibly. They also describe the decades-long quest to observe the universe in gravitational waves, which recently resulted in the LIGO observatories’ detection of the distinctive gravitational wave “chirp” of two colliding black holes—the first direct observation of black holes’ existence.

The Little Book of Black Holes takes readers deep into the mysterious heart of the subject, offering rare clarity of insight into the physics that makes black holes simple yet destructive manifestations of geometric destiny.


UFOsToday: 70 Years of Lies, Misinformation and Government Cover-up

Features:- :- UFOs TODAY -70 Years of Lies, Disinformation, and Government Cover-Up, presents UFO studies is the product of over thirty years of field investigation.The material is generally presented in chronological order.. What makes it truly unique and valuable is the probing of organizations where the research on UFOs has been conducted, as well as firsthand experience working with many of the most crucial institutions involved in the UFO field. Thus, unlike the few others that have done this kind of research, the author and her colleagues have had an inside track to understanding the organizations, the researchers, and the results of the studies. Examination of government knowledge of the UFO phenomena is vital because it provides important evidence about whether the subject is taken seriously by government authorities, and can potentially provide technical information about the phenomena. The manuscript also includes never-before-published first-hand interviews and correspondence with many of the most important and the first line investigators of the phenomena. This is significant because many of these people have died and those who are living are quite old. Thus, this research provides a historical record of the reasoning and opinions of those making an initial impact in this field. It also reduces the complexity of the phenomena, to aid research by more people in the field. The book features the testimony of a former US Deputy Sheriff who was a witness to the UFO crash at Roswell. This unique testimony is available for the first time. UFOs TODAY is like no other book on the UFO subject as it comes from an academic who worked behind the scenes at a number of locations and witnessed the official cover-up for herself..


Mystery of the Periodic Table

Features:- :- Leads the reader on a delightful and absorbing journey through the ages, on the trail of the elements of the Periodic Table as we know them today. He introduces the young reader to people like Von Helmont, Boyle, Stahl, Priestly, Cavendish, Lavoisier, and many others, all incredibly diverse in personality and approach, who have laid the groundwork for a search that is still unfolding to this day. The first part of Wiker's witty and solidly instructive presentation is most suitable to middle school age, while the later chapters are designed for ages 12-13 and up, with a final chapter somewhat more advanced.

Illustrated by Jeanne Bendick and Ted Schluenderfritz.


The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew

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“Alan Lightman brings a light touch to heavy questions. Here is a book about nesting ospreys, multiple universes, atheism, spiritualism, and the arrow of time. Throughout, Lightman takes us back and forth between ordinary occurrences—old shoes and entropy, sailing far out at sea and the infinite expanse of space.
 
“In this slight volume, Lightman looks toward the universe and captures aspects of it in a series of beautifully written essays, each offering a glimpse at the whole from a different perspective: here time, there symmetry, not least God. It is a meditation by a remarkable humanist-physicist, a book worth reading by anyone entranced by big ideas grounded in the physical world.”
—Peter L. Galison, Joseph Pellegrino University Professor, Harvard University


Case for Mars

Features:- :- Since the beginning of human history Mars has been an alluring dream—the stuff of legends, gods, and mystery. The planet most like ours, it has still been thought impossible to reach, let alone explore and inhabit.

Now with the advent of a revolutionary new plan, all this has changed. Leading space exploration authority Robert Zubrin has crafted a daring new blueprint, Mars Direct, presented here with illustrations, photographs, and engaging anecdotes.

The Case for Mars is not a vision for the far future or one that will cost us impossible billions. It explains step-by-step how we can use present-day technology to send humans to Mars within ten years; actually produce fuel and oxygen on the planet's surface with Martian natural resources; how we can build bases and settlements; and how we can one day "terraform" Mars—a process that can alter the atmosphere of planets and pave the way for sustainable life.


Einstein’s Unfinished Symphony: The Story of a Gamble, Two Black Holes, and a New Age of Astronomy

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An updated classic that recounts the long hunt for Einstein’s predicted gravitational waves—and celebrates their recent discovery

In February 2016, astronomers announced that they had verified the last remaining prediction of Einstein’s general theory of relativity—vibrations in space-time, called gravitational waves. Humanity can now tune in to a cosmic orchestra. We have heard the chirp of two black holes dancing toward a violent union. We will hear the cymbal crashes from exploding stars, the periodic drumbeats from swiftly rotating pulsars, and maybe even the echoes from the Big Bang itself.
 
Marcia Bartusiak was one of the first to report on the new generation of observatories, showing the motivations of the detectors’ creators and the gamble they made to prove Einstein right when all other attempts had failed. She traces the quest of astronomers to build the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors, the most accurate measuring devices humans have created, and the discovery of gravitational waves, revealing the brilliance, personalities, and luck required to start a new age of astronomy.


The Universe Next Door: A Journey through 55 Alternative Realities, Parallel Worlds and Possible Futures

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A journey through 55 alternative realities, parallel worlds and possible futures.

It's lucky you're here. But for a series of incredible coincidences and roads not taken, your life could be very different. The same goes for reality. We live in just one of many possible worlds. In others, dinosaurs still rule the Earth, the Russians got to the Moon first, time flows backwards and everyone is vegetarian.

And that's just for starters. What if the laws of physics were different? If we really did live in a multiverse? If robots became smarter than us? If humans were wiped off the face of the planet?

Join New Scientist on a thrilling journey through these and dozens of other incredible but perfectly possible alternative realities, thought experiments and counterfactual histories -each shining a surprising and unexpected spotlight on life as we know it.


Alien Disclosure at Area 51: Dr. Dan Burisch Reveals the Truth About ETs, UFOs and MJ-12

Features:- :- The Newly Revealed Truth About ETs, UFOs and MJ-12 at Area 51

This is the true story of microbiologist Dr. Dan Burisch and his encounters at Area 51 S4 with J-Rod, an alien from the Zeta Reticuli star system whose UFO crashed in Kingman, Arizona. With the implicit consent of the most powerful and secretive organization in the US government, Majestic 12 (MJ-12), Dan reveals for the first time:

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Black Holes (Kindle Single)

Features:- :- The legendary physicist explores his favorite subject in a pair of enlightening, accessible, and cleverly illustrated essays for curious readers, originally delivered as BBC lectures.
 
“It is said that fact is sometimes stranger than fiction, and nowhere is that more true than in the case of black holes. Black holes are stranger than anything dreamed up by science-fiction writers, but they are firmly matters of science fact.”
 
For decades, Stephen Hawking has been fascinated by black holes. He believes that if we understood the challenges they pose to the very nature of space and time, we could unlock the secrets of the universe. In these conversational pieces, Hawking’s sense of wonder is infectious as he holds forth on what we know about black holes, what we still don’t know, and theoretical answers to more specific questions, such as: What would happen if you ever got sucked into one? Annotated and with an introduction by BBC News science editor David Shukman, featuring whimsical and illuminating illustrations, Black Holes offers a candid peek into one of the great scientific mysteries of all time.
 
Praise for Stephen Hawking
 
“[Hawking] can explain the complexities of cosmological physics with an engaging combination of clarity and wit. . . . His is a brain of extraordinary power.”The New York Review of Books
 
“Hawking clearly possesses a natural teacher’s gifts—easy, good-natured humor and an ability to illustrate highly complex propositions with analogies plucked from daily life.”The New York Times
 
“A high priest of physics, one of a handful of theorists who may be on the verge of reading God’s mind.”Los Angeles Times


The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe

Features:- :- The captivating, all-but-forgotten story of Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and the search for a planet that never existed

For more than fifty years, the world’s top scientists searched for the “missing” planet Vulcan, whose existence was mandated by Isaac Newton’s theories of gravity. Countless hours were spent on the hunt for the elusive orb, and some of the era’s most skilled astronomers even claimed to have found it.

There was just one problem: It was never there.

In The Hunt for Vulcan, Thomas Levenson follows the visionary scientists who inhabit the story of the phantom planet, starting with Isaac Newton, who in 1687 provided an explanation for all matter in motion throughout the universe, leading to Urbain-Jean-Joseph Le Verrier, who almost two centuries later built on Newton’s theories and discovered Neptune, becoming the most famous scientist in the world. Le Verrier attempted to surpass that triumph by predicting the existence of yet another planet in our solar system, Vulcan.

It took Albert Einstein to discern that the mystery of the missing planet was a problem not of measurements or math but of Newton’s theory of gravity itself. Einstein’s general theory of relativity proved that Vulcan did not and could not exist, and that the search for it had merely been a quirk of operating under the wrong set of assumptions about the universe. Levenson tells the previously untold tale of how the “discovery” of Vulcan in the nineteenth century set the stage for Einstein’s monumental breakthrough, the greatest individual intellectual achievement of the twentieth century.

A dramatic human story of an epic quest, The Hunt for Vulcan offers insight into how science really advances (as opposed to the way we’re taught about it in school) and how the best work of the greatest scientists reveals an artist’s sensibility. Opening a new window onto our world, Levenson illuminates some of our most iconic ideas as he recounts one of the strangest episodes in the history of science.

Praise for The Hunt for Vulcan

“Delightful . . . a charming tale about an all-but-forgotten episode in science history.”The Wall Street Journal

“Engaging . . . At heart, this is a story about how science advances, one insight at a time. But the immediacy, almost romance, of Levenson’s writing makes it almost novelistic.”The Washington Post

“Captures the drama of the tireless search for this celestial object.”Science
 
“A well-structured, fast-paced example of exemplary science writing.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“A short, beautifully produced book that tells a cautionary tale . . . Levenson is a breezy writer who renders complex ideas in down-to-earth language.”The Boston Globe

“An inspiring tale about the quest for discovery.”—Walter Isaacson

“Equal to the best science writing I’ve read anywhere, by any author. Beautifully composed, rich in historical context, deeply researched, it is, above all, great storytelling.”—Alan Lightman, author of The Accidental Universe

“Levenson tells us where Vulcan came from, how it vanished, and why its spirit lurks today. Along the way, we learn more than a bit of just how science works—when it succeeds as well as when it fails.”—Neil deGrasse Tyson

“Science writing at its best. This book is not just learned, passionate, and witty—it is profoundly wise.”—Junot Díaz


From the Hardcover edition.


Propagation and Radio Science

Features:- :- Exploring the Magic of Wireless Communication

There are countless ways for radio signals to travel from transmitter to receiver, and understanding how radio waves interact with their environment is an important factor in successful radio communications. While amateurs can maximize station performance and reliability with the right equipment, knowledge and skill, we cannot control propagation. Through scientific exploration and experimentation, we can improve our understanding of propagation and how it affects radio signals.

Propagation and Radio Science presents a comprehensive overview of one of the most fascinating and rewarding activities in Amateur Radio. Author Eric Nichols, KL7AJ, uses his lively, engaging approach to present the complex subject of radio propagation in simple, easy-to-understand terms. This book covers topics ranging from theoretical exploration to practical application. It explains the phenomena we observe on the amateur bands and invites you to embark on the journey through the still-unknown radio propagation universe.

Chapters include:
Matters About Matter
The Optical Factor
Polarization, Gain, and Other Antenna Matters
The “Reflection” Process
The Ground Wave
Demystifying the Ionosphere
The Anomalous Ionosphere
Magnetic Personality
Instrumentation and Interpretation
Free Electron Propagation
Neutral Propagation
Cheaper Than Dirt
Diversity Methods
WWV and Channel Probes
Software and Other Tools
Keeping Up with Kepler and Friends
Your Friend the S Meter
Loads of Modes
Sea Shanty
NVIS Modes and Methods
Unexplored Territory

About ARRL: Founded in 1914 by Hiram Percy Maxim, ARRL (American Radio Relay League) is the national association for Amateur Radio in the US. Today, with more than 161,000 members, ARRL is the largest organization of radio amateurs in the world. ARRL's mission is based on five pillars: Public Service, Advocacy, Education, Technology, and Membership.


Spooky Action at a Distance: The Phenomenon That Reimagines Space and Time--and What It Means for Black Holes, the Big Bang, and Theories of Everything

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Long-listed for the 2016 PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

“An important book that provides insight into key new developments in our understanding of the nature of space, time and the universe. It will repay careful study.” —John Gribbin, The Wall Street Journal

“An endlessly surprising foray into the current mother of physics' many knotty mysteries, the solving of which may unveil the weirdness of quantum particles, black holes, and the essential unity of nature.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

What is space? It isn't a question that most of us normally ask. Space is the venue of physics; it's where things exist, where they move and take shape. Yet over the past few decades, physicists have discovered a phenomenon that operates outside the confines of space and time: nonlocality-the ability of two particles to act in harmony no matter how far apart they may be. It appears to be almost magical. Einstein grappled with this oddity and couldn't come to terms with it, describing it as "spooky action at a distance." More recently, the mystery has deepened as other forms of nonlocality have been uncovered. This strange occurrence, which has direct connections to black holes, particle collisions, and even the workings of gravity, holds the potential to undermine our most basic understandings of physical reality. If space isn't what we thought it was, then what is it?
In Spooky Action at a Distance, George Musser sets out to answer that question, offering a provocative exploration of nonlocality and a celebration of the scientists who are trying to explain it. Musser guides us on an epic journey into the lives of experimental physicists observing particles acting in tandem, astronomers finding galaxies that look statistically identical, and cosmologists hoping to unravel the paradoxes surrounding the big bang. He traces the often contentious debates over nonlocality through major discoveries and disruptions of the twentieth century and shows how scientists faced with the same undisputed experimental evidence develop wildly different explanations for that evidence. Their conclusions challenge our understanding of not only space and time but also the origins of the universe-and they suggest a new grand unified theory of physics. Delightfully readable, Spooky Action at a Distance is a mind-bending voyage to the frontiers of modern physics that will change the way we think about reality.


Inside the Secret Space Programs

Features:- :- "Inside the Secret Space Programs" is a continuation of two previous works by the Author, Herbert G. Dorsey III - "Secret Science and the Secret Space Program", and "The Covert Colonization of Our Solar System". The previous two books, document the progress of antigravity propulsion, from the German Vrill Society and their Jensietsfugmaschine [otherworld flying machine], in 1923 and Thomas Townsend Brown’s experiments with gravitators at about the same time, to the present black projects inside companies like Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, Boeing Aerospace, and North American, which create antigravity craft for the Air Force, Navy and some private corporations like the secretive Interplanetary Corporate Conglomerate (ICC). As more information becomes available from persons, like Corey Goode, William Tompkins, and Tony Rodrigues and others who worked in the secret space programs is revealed, a better picture of what goes on inside these programs is made possible. Sufficient new information has been revealed to warrant a new book on the subject. And remarkably, the new information, not only to a large degree, reinforces the information revealed in the previous two books, but also adds important information on subjects like where these kilometers long space craft are being built on this planet and how is it being financed. If you are interested in learning more about is really going on out in space, the covert colonizing, militarization, manufacturing and mining of Mars, other planets, moons and asteroids in our Solar system and even in other star systems, or you are curious about the technology used and how it works, this would be an excellent book to study.


The Cosmic War: Interplanetary Warfare, Modern Physics, and Ancient Texts

Features:- :- There is ample evidence across our solar system of cataclysmic and catastrophic destruction events. The asteroid belt, for example, may be the remains of an exploded planet! The known planets are scarred from incredible impacts, and teeter in their orbits due to causes heretofore inadequately explained. Rejecting the naturalist and materialist assumptions of catastrophism forwarded by other researchers, Farrell asserts that it is time to take the ancient myths of a Cosmic War in the heavens seriously. Incorporating extraterrestrial artifacts, cutting-edge ideas in contemporary physics, and the texts of ancient myths into his argument, Farrell maintains that an ancient interplanetary war was fought in our own solar system with weapons of extraordinary power and sophistication. In doing so, he offers a solution to an enigma that has long mystified researchers, disclosing a cause of that ancient war, the means by which it was waged, and the real nature of the secret technology behind the ancient “Tablets of Destinies.†It is all here, folks! The history of the Exploded Planet hypothesis, and what mechanism can actually explode a planet. The role of plasma cosmology, plasma physics (even plasma paleophysics) and scalar physics. The ancient texts telling of such destructions: from Sumeria (Tiamat’s destruction by Marduk), Egypt (Edfu and the Mars connections), Greece (Saturn’s role in the War of the Titans) and the ancient Americas.


Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe

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For one-semester Introduction to Astronomy courses.

 

With the Eighth Edition of Astronomy: A Beginner’s Guide , trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan bring a renewed freshness and analysis to recent changes in our understanding of the cosmos. As with the other two books in their Astronomy suite (one for two-semester courses and the other, a brief visual book), the authors continue to emphasize three major themes: the process of science, the size and scale of the universe, and the evolution of the cosmos. This new edition ignites reader interest with new discoveries from the latest space missions and a new focus on reader-oriented engagement.

 

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Sky & Telescope's Pocket Sky Atlas

Features:- :- Perfect for experienced stargazers and beginners alike, Sky & Telescope’s Pocket Sky Atlas will have you exploring the heavens in no time. Sky & Telescope’s celestial atlases are the standard by which all other star atlases have been judged for a half century. We raised the bar again with our Pocket Sky Atlas: the print version is the handiest detailed atlas around, easy to take on trips and use at the telescope thanks to its compact size, convenient spiral-bound design, and easy-to-read labels. In e-book form, the Pocket Sky Atlas is even more compact than the glove-compartment-size print version, ready to come with you whenever you observe.

Features of this 80-chart atlas:
*More than 30,000 stars, individually sized according to their relative brightness
*1,500 deep-sky objects color-coded by type, including 675 galaxies oriented as they are in the sky
*Constellation boundaries and stick figure outlines help you find your way


The New Cosmos: Answering Astronomy's Big Questions

Features:- :- Over the past decade, astronomers, planetary scientists, and cosmologists have answered - or are closing in on the answers to - some of the biggest questions about the universe. David J. Eicher presents a spectacular exploration of the cosmos that provides you with a balanced and precise view of the latest discoveries. Detailed and entertaining narratives on compelling topics such as how the Sun will die, the end of life on Earth, why Venus turned itself inside-out, the Big Bang Theory, the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy, and the meaning of life in the universe are supported by numerous color illustrations including photos, maps and explanatory diagrams. In each chapter the author sets out the scientific history of a specific question or problem, before tracing the modern observations and evidence in order to solve it. Join David J. Eicher on this fascinating journey through the cosmos!


The Sky Is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist

Features:- :- From the author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry and the host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a memoir about growing up and a young man's budding scientific curiosity.

This is the absorbing story of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s lifelong fascination with the night sky, a restless wonder that began some thirty years ago on the roof of his Bronx apartment building and eventually led him to become the director of the Hayden Planetarium. A unique chronicle of a young man who at one time was both nerd and jock, Tyson’s memoir could well inspire other similarly curious youngsters to pursue their dreams.

Like many athletic kids he played baseball, won medals in track and swimming, and was captain of his high school wrestling team. But at the same time he was setting up a telescope on winter nights, taking an advanced astronomy course at the Hayden Planetarium, and spending a summer vacation at an astronomy camp in the Mojave Desert.

Eventually, his scientific curiosity prevailed, and he went on to graduate in physics from Harvard and to earn a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Columbia. There followed postdoctoral research at Princeton. In 1996, he became the director of the Hayden Planetarium, where some twenty-five years earlier he had been awed by the spectacular vista in the sky theater.

Tyson pays tribute to the key teachers and mentors who recognized his precocious interests and abilities, and helped him succeed. He intersperses personal reminiscences with thoughts on scientific literacy, careful science vs. media hype, the possibility that a meteor could someday hit the Earth, dealing with society’s racial stereotypes, what science can and cannot say about the existence of God, and many other interesting insights about science, society, and the nature of the universe.

Now available in paperback with a new preface and other additions, this engaging memoir will enlighten and inspire an appreciation of astronomy and the wonders of our universe.


Coming of Age in the Milky Way

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From the second-century celestial models of Ptolemy to modern-day research institutes and quantum theory, this classic book offers a breathtaking tour of astronomy and the brilliant, eccentric personalities who have shaped it. From the first time mankind had an inkling of the vast space that surrounds us, those who study the universe have had to struggle against political and religious preconceptions. They have included some of the most charismatic, courageous, and idiosyncratic thinkers of all time. In Coming of Age in the Milky Way, Timothy Ferris uses his unique blend of rigorous research and captivating narrative skill to draw us into the lives and minds of these extraordinary figures, creating a landmark work of scientific history.


The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics

Features:- :- What happens when something is sucked into a black hole? Does it disappear? Three decades ago, a young physicist named Stephen Hawking claimed it did-and in doing so put at risk everything we know about physics and the fundamental laws of the universe. Most scientists didn't recognize the import of Hawking's claims, but Leonard Susskind and Gerard t'Hooft realized the threat, and responded with a counterattack that changed the course of physics. THE BLACK HOLE WAR is the thrilling story of their united effort to reconcile Hawking's revolutionary theories of black holes with their own sense of reality-effort that would eventually result in Hawking admitting he was wrong, paying up, and Susskind and t'Hooft realizing that our world is a hologram projected from the outer boundaries of space.
A brilliant book about modern physics, quantum mechanics, the fate of stars and the deep mysteries of black holes, Leonard Susskind's account of the Black Hole War is mind-bending and exhilarating reading.


Universe

Features:- :- This comprehensive textbook for the two-term course focuses students on not only the foundational concepts of astronomy but on the process of scientific discovery itself—how we know what we know about the cosmos. Engagingly written and filled helpful pedagogical tools, the book also excels at dispelling widely held misconceptions and helping students avoid common pitfalls as they explore the heavens.


Calculating the Cosmos: How Mathematics Unveils the Universe

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A prize-winning popular science writer uses mathematical modeling to explain the cosmos.

In Calculating the Cosmos, Ian Stewart presents an exhilarating guide to the cosmos, from our solar system to the entire universe. He describes the architecture of space and time, dark matter and dark energy, how galaxies form, why stars implode, how everything began, and how it's all going to end. He considers parallel universes, the fine-tuning of the cosmos for life, what forms extraterrestrial life might take, and the likelihood of life on Earth being snuffed out by an asteroid.

Beginning with the Babylonian integration of mathematics into the study of astronomy and cosmology, Stewart traces the evolution of our understanding of the cosmos: How Kepler's laws of planetary motion led Newton to formulate his theory of gravity. How, two centuries later, tiny irregularities in the motion of Mars inspired Einstein to devise his general theory of relativity. How, eighty years ago, the discovery that the universe is expanding led to the development of the Big Bang theory of its origins. How single-point origin and expansion led cosmologists to theorize new components of the universe, such as inflation, dark matter, and dark energy. But does inflation explain the structure of today's universe? Does dark matter actually exist? Could a scientific revolution that will challenge the long-held scientific orthodoxy and once again transform our understanding of the universe be on the way? In an exciting and engaging style, Calculating the Cosmos is a mathematical quest through the intricate realms of astronomy and cosmology.


How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming

Features:- :- The solar system most of us grew up with included nine planets, with Mercury closest to the sun and Pluto at the outer edge. Then, in 2005, astronomer Mike Brown made the discovery of a lifetime: a tenth planet, Eris, slightly bigger than Pluto. But instead of adding one more planet to our solar system, Brown’s find ignited a firestorm of controversy that culminated in the demotion of Pluto from real planet to the newly coined category of “dwarf” planet. Suddenly Brown was receiving hate mail from schoolchildren and being bombarded by TV reporters—all because of the discovery he had spent years searching for and a lifetime dreaming about.

A heartfelt and personal journey filled with both humor and drama, How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming is the book for anyone, young or old, who has ever imagined exploring the universe—and who among us hasn’t?


Horizons: Exploring the Universe

Features:- :- The 13th Edition of HORIZONS means the proven Seeds/Backman approach and trusted content, fully updated with the latest discoveries and resources to meet the needs of today's diverse students.
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The Astronomy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

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An essential guide to milestone developments in astronomy, telling the story of our ideas about space, time, and the physics of the cosmos-from ancient times to the present day.

From planets and stars to black holes and the Big Bang, take a journey through the wonders of the universe. Featuring topics from the Copernican Revolution to the mind-boggling theories of recent science, The Astronomy Book uses flowcharts, graphics, and illustrations to help clarify hard-to-grasp concepts and explain almost 100 big astronomical ideas. Covering the biographies of key astronomers through the ages such as Ptolemy, Galileo, Newton, Hubble, and Hawking, The Astronomy Book details their theories and discoveries in a user-friendly format to make the information accessible and easy to follow.


Discovering the Universe, 10th Edition

Features:- :- Neil Comins’ Discovering the Universe is highly acclaimed for bringing the excitement of scientific discovery to the one-term astronomy course. Vivid writing and images, conceptual and mathematical support, and a focus on common mistakes and misunderstandings have made the book a longtime classroom bestseller.


Space Flight for Beginners

Features:- :- You don't have to be a rocket scientist to understand rocket science. This book shows how easy it is to understand space flight and orbital mechanics. In this book you'll learn how gravitational and centripetal forces cancel to enable orbits. You'll learn how orbits are classified and how to do orbital transfers. You'll even learn to do space mission design for interplanetary missions. Finally, you'll lean how to simulate orbits on your computer. You'll be surprised how easy it really is. With this book you also get the author's computer code for simulating orbits.


Wonders of the Universe (Wonders Series)

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Experience our universe as you've never seen it before

13.7 billion years old. 93 billion light-years across. It contains over 100 billion galaxies, each containing hundreds of billions of stars. This infinite, vast and complex Universe has been the subject of human fascination and scientific exploration for thousands of years. The wonders of the Universe might seem alien to us and impossible to understand, but away from the telescopes, the labs and the white coats, Professor Brian Cox uses the evidence found in the natural world on Earth to brilliantly explain the truth of the cosmos.

Professor Cox will show how the vast and unfathomable phenomena of deep space can be explained, and even experienced, by re-examining the familiar here on Earth. He is determined to answer the most profound questions we can ask about ourselves and the world in which we live, but in a uniquely understandable way. The laws of light, gravity, time, matter and energy that govern us here on Earth are the same as those applied in the Universe. Using his expert knowledge and his infectious enthusiasm, Professor Cox shows us that if we can understand the impact of these governing laws on Earth it will bring us a step closer to an understanding of our Universe.


50 Targets for the Mid-Sized Telescope

Features:- :- Written as a follow up to 50 Things to See with a Small Telescope, containing virtually no overlap in content, 50 Targets for the Mid-Sized Telescope introduces the beginner stargazer to a new assortment of astronomical wonders. With easy to follow star maps, unique for each target, the budding astronomer will explore the universe like never before.

Each target has been carefully chosen to be observable in telescopes with apertures between four and eight inches. Most objects can be viewed from the suburbs in mildly light polluted conditions, with only a few noted exceptions requiring darker skies. On dark, moonless nights, most targets will be visible in small telescopes and binoculars too.


Astronomy Today

Features:- :- For courses in Introductory Astronomy.

 

Connects introductory astronomy to a broad understanding of the universe

In this Ninth Edition of Astronomy Today , authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan communicate their excitement about astronomy, combining up-to-date science with insightful pedagogy. The text emphasizes visualization, focusing on the process of scientific discovery in order to teach readers “how we know what we know.” Updated features in the 9th Edition, Big Pictures and Big Questions, help readers connect the content of each chapter with a broader understanding of the universe while piquing interest in current research. New features within Mastering  Astronomy bring these features together and allow readers to interact with astronomy outside of the classroom. The 9th Edition has also been thoroughly updated and revised to reflect recent discoveries in the field of astronomy.


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The Eerie Silence: Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence

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One of the world’s leading scientists explains why—and how—the search for intelligent life beyond Earth should be expanded.

Fifty years ago, a young astronomer named Frank Drake first pointed a radio telescope at nearby stars in the hope of picking up a signal from an alien civilization. Thus began one of the boldest scientific projects in history, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). After a half-century of scanning the skies, however, astronomers have little to report but an eerie silence—eerie because many scientists are convinced that the universe is teeming with life. Physicist and astrobiologist Paul Davies has been closely involved with SETI for three decades and chairs the SETI Post-Detection Taskgroup, charged with deciding what to do if we’re suddenly confronted with evidence of alien intelligence. He believes the search so far has fallen into an anthropocentric trap—assuming that an alien species will look, think, and behave much like us. In this provocative book Davies refocuses the search, challenging existing ideas of what form an alien intelligence might take, how it might try to communicate with us, and how we should respond if it does.


Essential Cosmic Perspective, The

Features:- :- For one-semester courses in astronomy.   A practical introduction to Astronomy with an emphasis on critical thinking about our place in the universe This 8th Edition of Essential Cosmic Perspective provides readers without science backgrounds with a streamlined, cutting-edge introduction to astronomy. Built on a strong tradition of effective pedagogy and coverage, the text focuses on skill-building and includes group work exercises that require active participation. Dedicated to bringing an understanding of the universe, its scientific basis and its relevance to our lives, each chapter is written to specific learning goals that build an ideal learning path for readers. Aiming to foster a lifelong learning experience, the authors focus on key concepts, providing big picture context, promoting conceptual understanding, and preferring plain language to jargon.   The 8th Edition incorporates the latest scientific updates in the field of astronomy and includes new features that reinforce critical thinking and excite readers’ curiosity. New features such as Extraordinary Claims engage readers by presenting extraordinary claims about the universe and how they were either supported or debunked as scientists collected more evidence, reinforcing the process of science and how scientists think critically to evaluate them. My Cosmic Perspective establishes a personal connection between readers and the cosmos as they learn to think critically about the meaning of what they learn in their astronomy studies and beyond. Designed and written for a one semester course, this text shares many of the strengths of its more comprehensive best-selling sibling, The Cosmic Perspective .   Also available with Mastering Astronomy Mastering ™  Astronomy is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging students with vetted, interactive content. Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning new Interactive Prelecture videos that give students exposure to key concepts before class and open classroom time for active learning or deeper discussions of topics. With Learning Catalytics™ instructors can expand on key concepts and encourage student engagement during lecture through questions answered individually or in pairs and groups. Students further master concepts through book-specific Mastering Astronomy assignments, which provide hints and answer-specific feedback that build problem-solving skills.  Mastering Astronomy now features Virtual Astronomy Labs, providing assignable online laboratory activities that use Stellarium and Interactive Figures. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering ™  Astronomy does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Astronomy, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.   If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Astronomy, search for: 0134516338 / 9780134516332 Essential Cosmic Perspective Plus Mastering Astronomy with eText, The -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134509293 / 9780134509297 Mastering Astronomy with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Essential Cosmic Perspective, The 0134446437 / 9780134446431 Essential Cosmic Perspective, The Essential Cosmic Perspective, 8th Edition is also available via Pearson eText, a simple-to-use, mobile, personalized reading experience that lets instructors connect with and motivate students – right in their eTextbook. Learn more.


A Student's Guide to the Mathematics of Astronomy

Features:- :- The study of astronomy offers an unlimited opportunity for us to gain a deeper understanding of our planet, the Solar System, the Milky Way Galaxy and the known Universe. Using the plain-language approach that has proven highly popular in Fleisch's other Student's Guides, this book is ideal for non-science majors taking introductory astronomy courses. The authors address topics that students find most troublesome, on subjects ranging from stars and light to gravity and black holes. Dozens of fully worked examples and over 150 exercises and homework problems help readers get to grips with the concepts in each chapter. An accompanying website features a host of supporting materials, including interactive solutions for every exercise and problem in the text and a series of video podcasts in which the authors explain the important concepts of every section of the book.


Nothing in This Book Is True, But It's Exactly How Things Are, 15th Anniversary Edition

Features:- :- Nothing in This Book Is True, But It’s Exactly How Things Are is an account of humankind’s function within the grand celestial battle between internal and external knowledge. Author Bob Frissell gives a compelling account of our planetary ascent into higher consciousness, presenting a big-screen view of the Earth through the experience of the Ascended Masters, Thoth, Babaji, and Drunvalo Melchizedek.

Pulling in all manner of conspiracy theories from the Secret Government to the Philadelphia Experiment, Frissell proposes both a core transdimensional shift based on the Mayan calendar and a personal Rapture mediated through the connected, affirmed breaths of rebirthing that his teacher Melchizedek used to travel from the other side of the universe to here—breathing your own spacecraft (merkaba) out of and around your aura in order to travel through the astral realms.

The 15th anniversary edition of this cult classic is revised and expanded with new illustrations and 50 pages of important new information on the Lucifer Rebellion, the solar storm, and the final three breaths of the merkaba meditation.


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Cosmic Perspective, The

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For two-semester courses in astronomy.

 

Teaching the Process of Science through Astronomy

Building on a long tradition of effective pedagogy and comprehensive coverage, The Cosmic Perspective, Eighth Edition provides a thoroughly engaging and up-to-date introduction to astronomy for non-science majors. This text offers a wealth of features that enhance student understanding of the process of science and actively engage students in the learning process for key concepts. The fully updated Eighth Edition includes the latest scientific discoveries, revises several subjects based on our most current understanding of the cosmos, and now emphasizes deeper understanding of the twists and turns of the process of science and the relevance of concepts to student’s lives.

 

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Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide, Seventh Edition (Wiley Self-Teaching Guides)

Features:- :- Discover the wonders of the night sky with this bestselling Astronomy Guide

For a generation, Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers worldwide to the night sky. Now this classic beginner's guide has been completely revised to bring it up to date with the latest discoveries.

Updated with the latest, most accurate information and more than 100 new graphics and photos, this Seventh Edition features:

Dinah L. Moché, Ph.D., is Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the City University of New York. An award-winning author and lecturer, her books have sold over ten million copies in seven languages.


Stargazing For Dummies

Features:- :- Reach for the stars

Stargazing is the practice of observing the night sky and its contents - from constellations through to planets and galaxies. Stars and other night sky objects can be seen with the naked eye, or seen in greater numbers and in more detail with binoculars or a telescope.

Stargazing For Dummies offers you the chance to explore the night sky, providing a detailed guide to the main constellations and also offering advice on viewing other night sky objects such as planets and nebulae. It's a great introduction to a fun new hobby, and even provides a fun way to get the kids outside while doing something educational!

If you're looking for easy-to-follow guidance on getting to know the night sky, Stargazing For Dummies has you covered.


The Close Encounters Man: How One Man Made the World Believe in UFOs

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The wildly entertaining and eye-opening biography of J. Allen Hynek, the astronomer who invented the concept of "Close Encounters" with alien life, inspired Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster classic science fiction epic film, and made a nation want to believe in UFOs.

In June 1947, private pilot Kenneth Arnold looked out his cockpit window and saw a group of nine silvery crescents weaving between the peaks of the Cascade Mountains at an estimated 1,200 miles an hour. The media, the military, and the scientific community—led by J. Allen Hynek, an astronomer hired by the Air Force—debunked this and many other Unidentified Flying Object sightings reported across the country. But after years of denials, Hynek made a shocking pronouncement: UFOs are real.

Thirty years after his death, Hynek’s agonizing transformation from skepticism to true believer remains one of the great misunderstood stories of science. In this definitive biography, Mark O'Connell reveals for the first time how Hynek’s work both as a celebrated astronomer and as the U. S. Air Force’s go-to UFO expert for nearly twenty years stretched the boundaries of modern science, laid the groundwork for acceptance of the possibility of UFOs, and was the basis of the hit film Close Encounters of the Third Kind. With unprecedented access to Hynek’s personal and professional files, O’Connell smashes conventional wisdom to reveal the intriguing man and scientist beneath the legend.

Tracing Hynek’s career, O'Connell examines Hynek’s often-ignored work as a professional astronomer to create a complete portrait of a groundbreaking enthusiast who became an American cult icon and transformed the way we see our world and our universe.


The Telescope in the Ice: Inventing a New Astronomy at the South Pole

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The Telescope in the Ice is about the building of IceCube, which Scientific American has called the "weirdest" of the seven wonders of modern astronomy. It's the inside story of the people who built the instrument, the mistakes they made, the blind alleys they went down, the solutions they found, their conflicts, and their teamwork. It's a success story.
Located at the U. S. Amundsen-Scott Research Station at the geographic South Pole, IceCube is unlike most telescopes in that it is not designed to detect light. It employs a cubic kilometer of diamond-clear ice, more than a mile beneath the surface, to detect an elementary particle known as the neutrino. In 2010, it detected the first extraterrestrial high-energy neutrinos and thus gave birth to a new field of astronomy.
Aside from being a telescope, IceCube is the largest particle physics detector ever built. Its scientific goals span not only astrophysics and cosmology but also pure particle physics. And since the neutrino is one of the strangest and least understood of the known elementary particles, this is fertile ground. Neutrino physics is perhaps the most active field in particle physics today, and IceCube is at this forefront.
This book is mainly about people and the thrill of the chase: the struggle to understand the neutrino ever since it was "invented" by the extraordinary Wolfgang Pauli in 1930, the early researchers who helped understand it, the strange things it taught them about the nature of space and time, and the pioneers and inventors of neutrino astronomy.


Turn Left at Orion

Features:- :- With over 100,000 copies sold since first publication, this is one of the most popular astronomy books of all time. It is a unique guidebook to the night sky, providing all the information you need to observe a whole host of celestial objects. With a new spiral binding, this edition is even easier to use outdoors at the telescope and is the ideal beginner's book. Keeping its distinct one-object-per-spread format, this edition is also designed for Dobsonian telescopes, as well as for smaller reflectors and refractors, and covers Southern hemisphere objects in more detail. Large-format eyepiece views, positioned side-by-side, show objects exactly as they are seen through a telescope, and with improved directions, updated tables of astronomical information and an expanded night-by-night Moon section, it has never been easier to explore the night sky on your own. Many additional resources are available on the accompanying website, www.cambridge.org/turnleft.


Life through Time and Space

Features:- :- All humans share three origins: the beginning of our individual lives, the appearance of life on Earth, and the formation of our planetary home. Wallace Arthur combines embryological, evolutionary, and cosmological perspectives to tell the story of life on Earth and its potential to exist elsewhere in the universe.


Fractal Time: The Secret of 2012 and a New World Age

Features:- :-

In his latest book, former senior computer systems designer and bestselling author Gregg Braden merges these ancient and modern world views into a powerful new model of time.

Marrying the modern laws of fractal patterns to the ancient concept of cycles, he demonstrates how everything from the war and peace between nations to our most joyous relationships and personal crises are the returning patterns of our past. As each pattern returns, it carries the same conditions of previous cycles—fractal patterns that can be known, measured and predicted!


Origins: Cosmos, Earth, and Mankind

Features:- :-

In this potent book, three eminent scientists—an astrophysicist, an organic chemist, and an anthropologist—ponder and discuss some of the basic questions that have obsessed humankind through the ages, and offer thoughtful, enlightening answers in terms the layperson can easily understand. Until now, most of these questions were addressed by religion and philosophy. But science has reached a point where it, too, can voice an opinion. Beginning with the Big Bang roughly fifteen billion years ago, the authors trace the evolution of the cosmos, from the first particles, the atoms, the molecules, the development of cells, organisms, and living creatures, up to the arrival of Homo erectus and Homo sapiens. Proactive, informative, and free of technical or scientific jargon, Origins offers compelling insights into how the universe, life on Earth, and the human species began.


EL FACTOR 3M DEL ÉXITO – MANIFIESTO (Spanish Edition)

Features:- :- El Factor 3M del Éxito, único en el mundo entero, es el fruto de más de 45 años de investigaciones acerca del destino de las personas.
No es una mera recopilación de los otros tres libros importantes de Rubén Jungbluth que explican por qué vivimos situaciones lamentables en unos casos, en tanto que en otros gozamos de dicha y buena fortuna. El Factor 3M del Éxito nos proporciona los fundamentos por los que debemos programar nuestras acciones, por más simples que parezcan, pues, al hacerlo, nos sintonizamos con el Eclesiastés, cuyo capítulo tercero nos dice: “Hay un tiempo señalado para todo, y hay un tiempo para cada suceso bajo el cielo”. Esto es lo quenos conducirá al éxito.
Nos dice el autor:
Para comprender la ecuación del éxito (E) recurrimos a la numerología esotérica, que nos indica que debemos estar en sintonía, armonía y unidad permanente con las zonas del horóscopo 4, 5 y 6 (456) para alcanzar y mantener el éxito durante todo el año (365 días). La diferencia entre ambos números es 91 y, al multiplicarlo por el Factor 3M, nos da como resultado: 273. Este último número (456 - 365 = 91 x 3 = 273) está compuesto por el 27, que representa a Dios, y por el 3, que representa el camino hacia la felicidad, la liberación y la salvación. Finalmente, todo se resume en la siguiente frase: la clave para cambiar tu destino se encuentra en el poder del Cielo.
El Factor 3M del Éxito, una publicación de Editorial EPISTRE, nos enseña cómo podemos mejorar nuestro destino basándonos en tres hechos fundamentales del diario vivir: los nacimientos de nuestros hijos, las mudanzas (de casa dentro y fuera del país de origen e inauguraciones de oficinas y negocios) y las adopciones de mascotas. Adquiérela en las librerías físicas y virtuales junto con otras entregas del mismo autor: El Secreto de tu Hora de Nacimiento, Volver a Nacer. Mudándose de Casa y La Mascota del Cambio y la Fortuna, las que conforman precisamente la trilogía del Factor 3M del Éxito: los cimientos de la cosmobiología (la astrología del siglo XXI) puestos a tu servicio para que, “caminando en un mundo paralelo”, cambies tu destino actual por uno superior (material y espiritualmente más rico).


Earth System History, Fourth Edition

Features:- :- For the introductory geology or physical geology course. Understanding Earth offers both majors and non-majors rock solid content that originated with the ground-breaking text, Earth. In subsequent editions, the text has consistently met the needs of today’s students with exceptional content, currency, interactive learning features, and an overall focus of the role of geological science in our lives. Understanding Earth doesn’t merely present the concepts and processes of physical geology— the authors focus on how we know what we know. Students actively take part in the scientific process of discovery and learn through experience as they explore the impact of geology on their lives as citizens and future stewards of the planet. The new edition incorporates coverage of recent natural disasters (the 2011 tsunami), fracking and other natural resources issues, the latest developments in climate change, and key events such as the Mars mission and the arrest of geologists in Italy.


An Introduction to Basic Astronomy Concepts (with Space Photos)

Features:- :- Also available in paperback (full-color ISBN 978-1478169383, black and white ISBN 978-1478169727).

This eBook provides a highly visual and colorful introduction to a variety of basic astronomy concepts:

  1. Overview of the Solar System
  2. Understanding the Lunar Phases
  3. Understanding Solar and Lunar Eclipses
  4. Understanding the Seasons
  5. Evidence that the Earth is Round
  6. Models of Our Solar System
  7. Laws of Motion in Astronomy
  8. Beyond Our Solar System
This eBook features numerous NASA space photos. (NASA did not participate in the writing or publication of this eBook.) Many diagrams, like the heliocentric and geocentric models or explaining the phases of the moon, were constructed by combining together NASA space photos instead of simply drawing circles.

The content is suitable for a general interest audience, as well as those who may be learning astronomy and are looking for some supplemental instruction that is highly visual and focused on a variety of fundamental concepts.

There are about 17,000 words in this eBook and over 100 color images. (The paperback edition of this eBook has 186 pages.)

Tips: A few of the photos can look much larger if you simply rotate your eReader 90 degrees, switching between portrait and landscape mode. (Some popular eReaders also allow you to zoom in on an individual picture, though the zoom option is not always easy to find.) Remember that you can change the font size on your eReader to make the text larger or smaller (but, unfortunately, this may not affect the size of the equations, but, fortunately, there are only a few equations in this eBook).

The author, Chris McMullen, is a physics and astronomy instructor at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. He earned his Ph.D. in physics at Oklahoma State University in phenomenological high-energy physics (particle physics). His doctoral dissertation was on the collider phenomenology of superstring-inspired large extra dimensions, a field in which he has coauthored several papers.


Before the Big Bang (Kindle Single)

Features:- :- The Big Bang was not the beginning of time. Before the Big Bang, there was a tiny fraction of a second during which a process called inflation expanded a seed much smaller than the nucleus of an atom into a fireball the size of a basketball -- the Big Bang itself. From this fireball, the Universe as we know it developed. The origin of the seed from which the Universe began is not known with certainty, but as John Gribbin explains the most likely explanation is that it was a fluctuation of quantum energy in an eternal sea of cosmic energy. And that means that other seeds must surely have inflated to become other universes, bubbles in the cosmic sea. It is even possible that a collision between our universe and another bubble on the sea of eternity may have left an imprint on the cosmic background radiation, the echo of the Big Bang itself.

John Gribbin is an award winning science writer best known for his book In Search of Schrodinger's Cat. He studied astrophysics under Fred Hoyle in Cambridge, and is now a Visiting Fellow in Astronomy at the University of Sussex.


On The Shoulders of Titans: A History of Project Gemini (Annotated & Illustrated) (NASA History Series)

Features:- :- GEMINI was the intermediate manned space flight program between America's first steps into space with Mercury and the amazing and unprecedented accomplishments achieved during the manned lunar expeditions of Apollo. Because of its position between these two other efforts, Gemini is probably less remembered. Still, it more than had its place in man's progress into this new frontier.
Gemini accomplishments were manyfold. They included many firsts: first astronaut-controlled maneuvering in space; first rendezvous in space of one spacecraft with another; first docking of one spacecraft with a propulsive stage and use of that stage to transfer man to high altitude; first traverse of man into the Earth's radiation belts; first extended manned flights of a week or more in duration; first extended stays of man outside his spacecraft; first controlled reentry and precision landing; and many more.
These achievements were significant in ways one cannot truly evaluate even today, but two things stand out: (1) it was the time when America caught up and surpassed the Soviet Union in manned space flight, and (2) these demonstrations of capability were an absolute prerequisite to the phenomenal Apollo accomplishments then yet to come.
PROJECT Gemini is now little remembered, having vanished into that special limbo reserved for the successful intermediate steps in a fast-moving technological advance. Conceived and approved in 1961, the second major project in the American manned space flight program carried men into orbit in 1965 and 1966. Gemini thus kept Americans in space between the path-breaking but limited Earth-orbital missions of Project Mercury and the far more ambitious Project Apollo, which climaxed in 1969 when two men first set foot on the Moon. This book is a detailed history of the failures and victories of the Gemini program. This version of the book includes an overview of Project Gemini and a number of photos from NASA’s project files. 596 pages, color illustrations and photos.


It Came From Outer Space Wearing an RAF Blazer!: A Fan's Biography of Sir Patrick Moore

Features:- :- To British television viewers, the name ‘Patrick Moore’ has been synonymous with Astronomy and Space Travel since he first appeared on The Sky at Night in 1957. To amateur astronomers he has been a source of inspiration, joy, humour and even an eccentric role model since that time. Most people know that his 55 years of presenting The Sky at Night is a world record, but what was he really like in person?  What did he do away from the TV cameras, in his observatory, and within the British Astronomical Association, the organisation that inspired him as a youngster? Also, precisely what did he do during the War Years, a subject that has always been shrouded in mystery? Martin Mobberley, a friend of Patrick Moore’s for 30 years, and a former President of the British Astronomical Association, has spent ten years exhaustively researching Patrick’s real life away from the TV cameras. His childhood, RAF service, tireless voluntary work for astronomy and charity and his endless book writing are all examined in detail. His astronomical observations are also examined in unprecedented detail, along with the battles he fought along the way and his hatred of bureaucracy and political correctness. No fan of Sir Patrick Moore can possibly live without this work on their bookshelf!


The Goldilocks Enigma: Why Is the Universe Just Right for Life?

Features:- :-

An acclaimed physicist and cosmologist considers the multiverse and more: “Very readable indeed . . . This is Doctor Who, but for real.” —TheGuardian

The Goldilocks Enigma is Paul Davies’s eagerly awaited return to cosmology, the successor to his critically acclaimed bestseller The Mind of God. Here he tackles all the “big questions,” including the biggest of them all: Why does the universe seem so well adapted for life?
 
In his characteristically clear and elegant style, Davies shows how recent scientific discoveries point to a perplexing fact: many different aspects of the cosmos, from the properties of the humble carbon atom to the speed of light, seem tailor-made to produce life. A radical new theory says it’s because our universe is just one of an infinite number of universes, each one slightly different. Our universe is bio-friendly by accident—we just happened to win the cosmic jackpot.
 
While this “multiverse” theory is compelling, it has bizarre implications, such as the existence of infinite copies of each of us and Matrix-like simulated universes. And it still leaves a lot unexplained. Davies believes there’s a more satisfying solution to the problem of existence: the observations we make today could help shape the nature of reality in the remote past. If this is true, then life—and, ultimately, consciousness—aren’t just incidental byproducts of nature, but central players in the evolution of the universe.
 
Whether he’s elucidating dark matter or dark energy, M-theory or the multiverse, Davies brings the leading edge of science into sharp focus, provoking us to think about the cosmos and our place within it in new and thrilling ways.


Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium

Features:- :- In the final book of his astonishing career, Carl Sagan brilliantly examines the burning questions of our lives, our world, and the universe around us. These luminous, entertaining essays travel both the vastness of the cosmos and the intimacy of the human mind, posing such fascinating questions as how did the universe originate and how will it end, and how can we meld science and compassion to meet the challenges of the coming century? Here, too, is a rare, private glimpse of Sagan's thoughts about love, death, and God as he struggled with fatal disease. Ever forward-looking and vibrant with the sparkle of his unquenchable curiosity, Billions & Billions is a testament to one of the great scientific minds of our day.


From the Trade Paperback edition.


Getting Started: Long Exposure Astrophotography

Features:- :- This astrophotography book is a primer and a fully-formed, practical guide for entering the world of long exposure astrophotography. Allan Hall's Getting Started: Long Exposure astrophotography brings the rewarding pursuit of stellar imaging to your bedside table. With academic flare and his signature approachability, Hall utilizes a suite of formats to provide readers with everything they need to begin - and develop. From charts, images, purchasing guides, walkthroughs and detailed descriptions, this Getting Started title is an in-depth resource for today's astrophotographer at any level of their discipline.


Leading up to an incredibly useful list of the first twenty-five objects an astrophotographer might image with long exposures, this Getting Started title also offers a range of equipment advice and grounded descriptions of why certain phenomenon occur - as well as what they will mean for you and your shoots.


Though founded in the clarity and precision of science and photography, astrophotography can nonetheless be one of the most artistic and even sensual crafts, as well as one of the most daunting. A road map is essential when pursuing a rich experience imaging and cataloguing the night sky. Getting Started: Long Exposure Astrophotography, with over 200 illustrations, images, charts and graphs bolstering its clear and instructive text, takes readers from practical equipment purchases, savvy preparations, and understanding of heavenly bodies, with the proper - and smart - ways to capture their expansive sight, intimate motion, and breathtaking portraitry.


From purchasing your first astrophotography telescope, hooking up your camera, taking long exposure images, and finally processing that finished image, this book is rich with provisions and tips. Hall expertly balances his own procedures with general and inclusive guides from set-up to software recommendations.


So, if you have ever wanted to take photographs of glowing nebulae, spiral galaxies and shimmering star clusters, this is the reference you want on your desk as well as with you out under the sky.


A journey begins, with Hall exploring in-depth details of field rotation and focusing methods, as well as explaining not just the what and how, but the ever important why. So you won't just follow instructions for multiple image stacking, you'll understand the effect and craft of it. And the descriptions of atmospheric phenomenon affecting imaging won't end there, but lead you to experiments in which you can observe and understand.


For today's astrophotographers, access is key. Encouragingly, there is more than ever in many ways. From the quality of equipment that you can purchase to the ready availability of software and meteorological information, it's a photographer's dream in many ways. Let this unprecedented scenario work for you, whether you're looking to take your first photos or enhance your development as a long-exposure cosmic curator.


From start to finish, Allan Hall's Getting Started: Long Exposure Astrophotography book is your comprehensive resource, taking you from entrance to expertise in the rewarding field of astrophotography - with a focus on the long exposure element that makes for such memorable, lifelong pieces of photography.


The Unknown Universe: A New Exploration of Time, Space, and Modern Cosmology

Features:- :-

A groundbreaking guide to the universe and how our latest deep-space discoveries are forcing us to revisit what we know—and what we don't.


On March 21, 2013, the European Space Agency released a map of the afterglow of the Big Bang. Taking in 440 sextillion kilometres of space and 13.8 billion years of time, it is physically impossible to make a better map: we will never see the early universe in more detail. On the one hand, such a view is the apotheosis of modern cosmology, on the other, it threatens to undermine almost everything we hold cosmologically sacrosanct. 

The map contains anomalies that challenge our understanding of the universe. It will force us to revisit what is known and what is unknown, to construct a new model of our universe. This is the first book to address what will be an epoch-defining scientific paradigm shift. Stuart Clark will ask if Newton's famous laws of gravity need to be rewritten; if dark matter and dark energy are just celestial phantoms? Can we ever know what happened before the Big Bang? What’s at the bottom of a black hole? Are there universes beyond our own? Does time exist? Are the once immutable laws of physics changing?


The NexStar User’s Guide II: For the LCM, SLT, SE, CPC, SkyProdigy, and Astro Fi (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)

Features:- :- As with the first edition, this book is a thorough reference for the telescope models covered. The original NexStar User's Guide has remained very popular among the NexStar owner community. This updated edition has been completely rewritten to cover all current Celestron altitude-azimuth computerized telescopes (German EQ mounts are not discussed). Detailed information on the alignment and operation of these ‘scopes provides a complete reference that expands greatly upon the manuals provided by Celestron. It also serves as a guide to buying the most suitable model for a variety of budgets and interests. Connecting and controlling the telescope with PCs, Macs, tablets, and smartphones is covered in great detail. A chapter is dedicated to updating the firmware in the hand control, mount, and StarSense camera (an optional accessory). Chapters on accessories, collimation, maintenance, and troubleshooting tips round out the book’s extensive coverage of the subject matter. Additionally, the book offers a brief, though complete, introduction to amateur astronomy, making it an ideal source for both the beginner astronomer as well as the seasoned veteran looking to get the most out of a new telescope.


Astronomy For Dummies

Features:- :- Your updated guide to exploring the night sky

Do you know the difference between a red giant and a white dwarf? From asteroids to black holes, this easy-to-understand guide takes you on a grand tour of the universe. Featuring updated star maps, charts, and an insert with gorgeous full-color photographs, Astronomy For Dummies provides an easy-to-follow introduction to exploring the night sky. Plus, this new edition also comes with chapter quizzes online to help your understanding.

For as long as people have been walking the earth, those people have looked up into the night sky and wondered about the nature of the cosmos. Without the benefit of science to provide answers, they relied on myth and superstition to help them make sense of what they saw. Lucky for us, we live at a time when regular folks, equipped with nothing more than their naked eyes, can look up into the night sky and gain admittance to infinite wonders. If you know what to look for, you can make out planets, stars, galaxies, and even galactic clusters comprising hundreds of millions of stars and spanning millions of light-years.

Whether you're an amateur astronomer, space enthusiast, or enrolled in a first year astronomy course, Astronomy For Dummies gives you a reason to look into the heavens.

Ever wonder what's out there in the big ol' universe? This is the book for you!


The Universe in Your Hand: A Journey Through Space, Time, and Beyond

Features:- :-

"If Ms. Frizzle were a physics student of Stephen Hawking, she might have written THE UNIVERSE IN YOUR HAND, a wild tour through the reaches of time and space, from the interior of a proton to the Big Bang to the rough suburbs of a black hole. It's friendly, excitable, erudite, and cosmic."
—Jordan Ellenberg, New York Times besteselling author of How Not To Be Wrong

Quantum physics, black holes, string theory, the Big Bang, dark matter, dark energy, parallel universes: even if we are interested in these fundamental concepts of our world, their language is the language of math. Which means that despite our best intentions of finally grasping, say, Einstein's Theory of General Relativity, most of us are quickly brought up short by a snarl of nasty equations or an incomprehensible graph.

Christophe Galfard's mission in life is to spread modern scientific ideas to the general public in entertaining ways. Using his considerable skills as a brilliant theoretical physicist and successful young adult author, The Universe in Your Hand employs the immediacy of simple, direct language to show us, not explain to us, the theories that underpin everything we know about our universe. To understand what happens to a dying star, we are asked to picture ourselves floating in space in front of it. To get acquainted with the quantum world, we are shrunk to the size of an atom and then taken on a journey. Employing everyday similes and metaphors, addressing the reader directly, and writing stories rather than equations renders these astoundingly complex ideas in an immediate and visceral way.

Utterly captivating and entirely unique, The Universe in Your Hand will find its place among other classics in the field.


The Planet Factory: Exoplanets and the Search for a Second Earth

Features:- :- Twenty years ago, the search for planets outside the Solar System was a job restricted to science-fiction writers. Now it's one of the fastest-growing fields in astronomy with thousands of exoplanets discovered to date, and the number is rising fast.

These new-found worlds are more alien than anything in fiction. Planets larger than Jupiter with years lasting a week; others with two suns lighting their skies, or with no sun at all. Planets with diamond mantles supporting oceans of tar; possible Earth-sized worlds with split hemispheres of perpetual day and night; waterworlds drowning under global oceans and volcanic lava planets awash with seas of magma. The discovery of this diversity is just the beginning. There is a whole galaxy of possibilities.

The Planet Factory tells the story of these exoplanets. Each planetary system is different, but in the beginning most if not all young stars are circled by clouds of dust, specks that come together in a violent building project that can form colossal worlds hundreds of times the size of the Earth. The changing orbits of young planets risk dooming any life evolving on neighbouring worlds or, alternatively, can deliver the key ingredients needed to seed its beginnings. Planet formation is one of the greatest construction schemes in the Universe, and it occurred around nearly every star you see. Each results in an alien landscape, but is it possible that one of these could be like our own home world?


21st Century Astronomy (Fifth Edition)

Features:- :-

A textbook that facilitates learning by doing.


Influenced by astronomy education research, 21st Century Astronomy offers a complete pedagogical and media package that facilitates learning by doing, while the new one-column design makes the Fifth Edition the most accessible introductory text available today.


The Planet X Report 2017: Photographic Evidence

Features:- :- In the beginning of 2017, we knew Planet X was getting closer to the Sun. The BIG question was, how close?
We now know where these objects are and how they are affecting the Sun.


The Georgian Star: How William and Caroline Herschel Revolutionized Our Understanding of the Cosmos (Great Discoveries)

Features:- :-

“A bright, shiny gift to popular-science collections.”—Booklist


Trained as a musician, amateur scientist William Herschel found international fame after discovering the planet Uranus in 1781. Though he is still best known for this finding, his partnership with his sister Caroline yielded other groundbreaking work that affects how we see the world today. The Herschels made comprehensive surveys of the night sky, carefully categorizing every visible object in the void. Caroline wrote an influential catalogue of nebulae, and William discovered infrared radiation. Veteran science writer Michael D. Lemonick guides readers through the depths of the solar system and into his subjects’ private lives: William developed bizarre theories about inhabitants of the sun; he procured an unheard-of salary for Caroline from King George III even as he hassled over the funding for an enormous, forty-foot telescope; and the siblings feuded over William’s marriage but eventually reconciled.


If the Universe Is Teeming with Aliens ... WHERE IS EVERYBODY?: Seventy-Five Solutions to the Fermi Paradox and the Problem of Extraterrestrial Life (Science and Fiction)

Features:- :-

Given the fact that there are perhaps 400 billion stars in our Galaxy alone, and perhaps 400 billion galaxies in the Universe, it stands to reason that somewhere out there, in the 14-billion-year-old cosmos, there is or once was a civilization at least as advanced as our own. The sheer enormity of the numbers almost demands that we accept the truth of this hypothesis. Why, then, have we encountered no evidence, no messages, no artifacts of these extraterrestrials?

In this second, significantly revised and expanded edition of his widely popular book, Webb discusses in detail the (for now!) 75 most cogent and intriguing solutions to Fermi's famous paradox: If the numbers strongly point to the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations, why have we found no evidence of them?

Reviews from the first edition:

"Amidst the plethora of books that treat the possibility of extraterrestrial intelligence, this one by Webb … is outstanding. … Each solution is presented in a very logical, interesting, thorough manner with accompanying explanations and notes that the intelligent layperson can understand. Webb digs into the issues … by considering a very broad set of in-depth solutions that he addresses through an interesting and challenging mode of presentation that stretches the mind. … An excellent book for anyone who has ever asked ‘Are we alone?’." (W. E. Howard III, Choice, March, 2003)

"Fifty ideas are presented … that reveal a clearly reasoned examination of what is known as ‘The Fermi Paradox’. … For anyone who enjoys a good detective story, or using their thinking faculties and stretching the imagination to the limits … ‘Where is everybody’ will be enormously informative and entertaining. … Read this book, and whatever your views are about life elsewhere in the Universe, your appreciation for how special life is here on Earth will be enhanced! A worthy addition to any personal library." (Philip Bridle, BBC Radio, March, 2003)

Since gaining a BSc in physics from the University of Bristol and a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Manchester, Stephen Webb has worked in a variety of universities in the UK. He is a regular contributor to the Yearbook of Astronomy series and has published an undergraduate textbook on distance determination in astronomy and cosmology as well as several popular science books. His interest in the Fermi paradox combines lifelong interests in both science and science fiction.


Our Cosmic Story: Exploring Life, Civilization, and the Universe (OCS Book 1)

Features:- :- Amazon Best Seller - #1 in Astronomy, Astrophysics & Space Science, and Cosmology

"This book is a great intro to the topics of human civilizations throughout history, sustainability of our world, and astrobiology - covering the formation of life on Earth, the future of life, and explores the search for life elsewhere in the Universe." - Amazon review

Our Cosmic Story is a big picture view of our Universe and the potential it has for life and civilization. We start by briefly looking back at the story of Earth and its great civilizations, understand how life itself evolved Homo sapiens, review the challenges and risks that a species entails in developing a civilization and growing into a space-fairing entity, and then explore the makeup of the Universe to gain insight into the chance of other sentient creatures living elsewhere.

The quest to reach beyond the confines of our world is a natural consequence of being a very small part of a grand and dynamic Universe. Looking up at the sky instills within us some expectation that we are not alone, and we wonder if there is not something amazing happening out there somewhere. This sense of awe may not be exclusive to Earthlings; for in a galaxy truly far away, there could be creatures with similar musings as they peer towards our corner of the Universe. The idea that we share a common experience with others in the cosmos is something to keep in mind while reading this book.

Chapter Overview

Introduction
Chapter 1: Setting the Stage for Life and Civilization
Chapter 2: Evolution and the Building Blocks of Life
Chapter 3: The Rise of Civilization on Earth
Chapter 4: The Engine of Modern Civilization
Chapter 5: A House of Cards: The Downfall of Civilization
Chapter 6: Exploring the Cosmos
Chapter 7: The Boundaries of Habitability (Habitable Zones)
Chapter 8: The Scale of Things
Chapter 9: Is Anybody Out There?
Summary

“The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. From it we have learned most of what we know. Recently, we have waded a little out to sea, enough to dampen our toes or, at most, wet our ankles. The water seems inviting. The ocean calls.” - Carl Sagan


Astronomy 101: From the Sun and Moon to Wormholes and Warp Drive, Key Theories, Discoveries, and Facts about the Universe (Adams 101)

Features:- :- Explore the curiosities of our galaxy!

Too often, textbooks obscure the beauty and wonder of outer space with tedious discourse that even Galileo would oppose. Astronomy 101 cuts out the boring details and lengthy explanations, and instead, gives you a lesson in astronomy that keeps you engaged as you discover what's hidden beyond our starry sky.

From the Big Bang and nebulae to the Milky Way and Sir Isaac Newton, this celestial primer is packed with hundreds of entertaining astronomy facts, charts, and photographs you won't be able to get anywhere else.

So whether you're looking to unravel the mystery behind black holes, or just want to learn more about your favorite planets, Astronomy 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.


The Interstellar Age: Inside the Forty-Year Voyager Mission

Features:- :- The story of the men and women who drove NASA’s Voyager spacecraft mission—the farthest-flung emissaries of planet Earth—told by a scientist who was there from the beginning.

Voyager 1 left the solar system in 2012; its sister craft, Voyager 2, did so in 2015. The fantastic journey began in 1977, before the first episode of Cosmos aired. The mission was planned as a grand tour beyond the moon; beyond Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune; and maybe even into interstellar space. The fact that it actually happened makes this humanity’s greatest space mission.

In The Interstellar Age, award-winning planetary scientist Jim Bell reveals what drove and continues to drive the members of this extraordinary team, including Ed Stone, Voyager’s chief scientist and the one-time head of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab; Charley Kohlhase, an orbital dynamics engineer who helped to design many of the critical slingshot maneuvers around planets that enabled the Voyagers to travel so far; and the geologist whose Earth-bound experience would prove of little help in interpreting the strange new landscapes revealed in the Voyagers’ astoundingly clear images of moons and planets.

Speeding through space at a mind-bending eleven miles a second, Voyager 1 is now beyond our solar system's planets. It carries with it artifacts of human civilization. By the time Voyager passes its first star in about 40,000 years, the gold record on the spacecraft, containing various music and images including Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode,” will still be playable.

*An ALA Notable Book of 2015*


Planet X - The 2017 Arrival

Features:- :- This book is a compendium of information from every sphere—astronomical, scientific, the Book of Revelation and geopolitics. It contains absolutely amazing revelations that direct us to one precise point in time in 2017. Planet X is a cryptogram and this book contains the keys necessary to decode it. When everything is considered together, it fits together perfectly like a watch.

The existence of Planet X is beyond any reasonable doubt, to a moral certainty. We examine proofs of its existence. In fact, if you want to ask one simple question that posits the theory of the reality of Planet X, just ask yourself where did 2.2 Trillion disappear to in the Pentagon's budget that Rumsfeld said was missing, and why do we have over 100 Underground Deep Bunkers throughout the U.S.? Why are critical government infrastructures moving from their susceptible positions on the East Coast to the protected areas of Colorado?

But let's look at the astronomical evidence. I have seen Planet X on the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) through WorldWide Telescope. This is a NASA infrared-wavelength astronomical space telescope, launched in December 2009. It is currently in the constellation Pisces, and is clearly marked as an Unidentified Object (but quite plainly visible dark red star) known as IC 5385.

If you'd like to view it yourself, you can install WorldWide Telescope. Just Google it and you'll be right at the page. It's an observatory on your desktop and the most sophisticated online program I've seen. You can view in multi-wavelength views and see stars and planets in context to each other.

But back to our main topic—Planet X. This book is a must-read and a Survival Guide to the most important story of the century. It's also a page-turner, so I invite you to read and experience it now.


50 Things To See With A Small Telescope

Features:- :- Revised in 2016 and translated into ten languages, 50 Things to See with a Small Telescope explores the planets, stars, galaxies and nebulae observed at stargazing events around the globe. The book includes easy to follow star maps and eclipse charts updated through the year 2030. With the "Telescope View" feature, you will see how objects appear when viewed through a small telescope. If you are having trouble enjoying your small telescope, this book is for you.


How Consciousness Became the Universe:: Quantum Physics, Cosmology, Relativity, Evolution, Neuroscience, Parallel Universes

Features:- :- Contents
I: How Consciousness Became the Universe
1. How Consciousness Becomes the Physical Universe
2. Perceived Reality, Quantum Mechanics, and Consciousness
3. Quantum Reality and Mind
4. Space, Time and Consciousness
5. Does the Universe have Cosmological Memory? Does This Imply Cosmic Consciousness?
6. Cosmological Foundations of Consciousness
7. What Consciousness Does: A Quantum Cosmology of Mind
8. Detecting Mass Consciousness: Effects of Globally Shared Attention and Emotion

II: Neuroscience, Cosmology and the Evolution of Consciousness of the Universe
9. Paleolithic Cosmic Consciousness of the Cosmos
10. The Brain and Consciousness: Dynamics and Evolution
11. Quantum Physics and the Multiplicity of Mind: Split-Brains, Fragmente Minds, Dissociation, Quantum Consciousness
12. Many Mansions: Special Relativity, Higher-Dimensional Space, Neuroscience, Consciousness and Time
13. Brain, Consciousness, and Free Will
14. Consciousness in the Universe: Neuroscience, Quantum Space-Time Geometry and Orch OR Theory

III. Consciousness, Quantum Physics, Relativity, Retrocausation, Precognition, Multiple Dimensions, Entanglement, and Time
15. The Theory of MindTime
16. Consciousness Vectors
17. The Time Machine of Consciousness. Past Present Future Exist Simultaneously. Entanglement, Tachyons, Relative Time, Circle of Time, Quantum Time, Dream Time, PreCognition, Retrocausation, Deja Vu, and Premonitions
18. The Observer’s Now, Past and Future in Physics from a Psycho-Biological Perspective
19. Synchronicity, Entanglement, Quantum Information and the Psyche
20. Consciousness, the Paranormal and Higher Dimensions

IV. Uncertainty Principle, Parallel Universes, Wave Functions, Entanglement, Violations of Causality, and Paradoxes of Time Travel
21. Multiverse Scenarios in Cosmology: Classification, Cause, Challenge, Controversy, and Criticism
22. Classical Anthropic Everett Model: Indeterminacy in a Preordained Multiverse
23. Cosmology, The Uncertainty Principle, Wave Function, Probability, Entanglement, and Multiple Worlds
24. Logic of Quantum Mechanics, Parallel Worlds and Phenomenon of Consciousness

V: THE AFFECT OF CONSCIOUSNESS OBSERVING THE UNIVERSE
25. Consciousness and Quantum Physics: A Deconstruction of the Topic
26. Consciousness and Quantum Measurement
27. A Quantum Physical Effect of Consciousness
28. The Conscious Observer in the Quantum Experiment
29. Does Quantum Mechanics Require A Conscious Observer?
30. Quantum Physics, Advanced Waves and Consciousness


Science Set Free: 10 Paths to New Discovery

Features:- :- The bestselling author of Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home offers an intriguing new assessment of modern day science that will radically change the way we view what is possible.

In Science Set Free (originally published to acclaim in the UK as The Science Delusion), Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world's most innovative scientists, shows the ways in which science is being constricted by assumptions that have, over the years, hardened into dogmas. Such dogmas are not only limiting, but dangerous for the future of humanity.
 
According to these principles, all of reality is material or physical; the world is a machine, made up of inanimate matter; nature is purposeless; consciousness is nothing but the physical activity of the brain; free will is an illusion; God exists only as an idea in human minds, imprisoned within our skulls.
 
But should science be a belief-system, or a method of enquiry? Sheldrake shows that the materialist ideology is moribund; under its sway, increasingly expensive research is reaping diminishing returns while societies around the world are paying the price.
 
In the skeptical spirit of true science, Sheldrake turns the ten fundamental dogmas of materialism into exciting questions, and shows how all of them open up startling new possibilities for discovery.
 
Science Set Free will radically change your view of what is real and what is possible.


From the Hardcover edition.


Exoplanets: Diamond Worlds, Super Earths, Pulsar Planets, and the New Search for Life beyond Our Solar System

Features:- :- The past few years have seen an incredible explosion in our knowledge of the universe. Since its 2009 launch, the Kepler satellite has discovered more than two thousand exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system. More exoplanets are being discovered all the time, and even more remarkable than the sheer number of exoplanets is their variety. In Exoplanets, astronomer Michael Summers and physicist James Trefil explore these remarkable recent discoveries: planets revolving around pulsars, planets made of diamond, planets that are mostly water, and numerous rogue planets wandering through the emptiness of space. This captivating book reveals the latest discoveries and argues that the incredible richness and complexity we are finding necessitates a change in our questions and mental paradigms. In short, we have to change how we think about the universe and our place in it, because it is stranger and more interesting than we could have imagined.


American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World

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Richly illustrated and meticulously researched, American Eclipse ultimately depicts a young nation that looked to the skies to reveal its towering ambition and expose its latent genius.


On a scorching July afternoon in 1878, at the dawn of the Gilded Age, the moon’s shadow descended on the American West, darkening skies from Montana Territory to Texas. This rare celestial event—a total solar eclipse—offered a priceless opportunity to solve some of the solar system’s most enduring riddles, and it prompted a clutch of enterprising scientists to brave the wild frontier in a grueling race to the Rocky Mountains. Acclaimed science journalist David Baron, long fascinated by eclipses, re-creates this epic tale of ambition, failure, and glory in a narrative that reveals as much about the historical trajectory of a striving young nation as it does about those scant three minutes when the blue sky blackened and stars appeared in mid-afternoon.


In vibrant historical detail, American Eclipse animates the fierce jockeying that came to dominate late nineteenth-century American astronomy, bringing to life the challenges faced by three of the most determined eclipse chasers who participated in this adventure. James Craig Watson, virtually forgotten in the twenty-first century, was in his day a renowned asteroid hunter who fantasized about becoming a Gilded Age Galileo. Hauling a telescope, a star chart, and his long-suffering wife out west, Watson believed that he would discover Vulcan, a hypothesized "intra-Mercurial" planet hidden in the sun’s brilliance. No less determined was Vassar astronomer Maria Mitchell, who—in an era when women’s education came under fierce attack—fought to demonstrate that science and higher learning were not anathema to femininity. Despite obstacles erected by the male-dominated astronomical community, an indifferent government, and careless porters, Mitchell courageously charged west with a contingent of female students intent on observing the transcendent phenomenon for themselves. Finally, Thomas Edison—a young inventor and irrepressible showman—braved the wilderness to prove himself to the scientific community. Armed with his newest invention, the tasimeter, and pursued at each stop by throngs of reporters, Edison sought to leverage the eclipse to cement his place in history. What he learned on the frontier, in fact, would help him illuminate the world.


With memorable accounts of train robberies and Indian skirmishes, David Baron’s page-turning drama refracts nineteenth-century science through the mythologized age of the Wild West, revealing a history no less fierce and fantastical.


New Cosmic Story: Inside Our Awakening Universe

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A foremost thinker on science and religion argues that an adequate understanding of cosmic history requires attention to the emergence of interiority, including religious aspiration

Over the past two centuries scientific advances have made it clear that the universe is a story still unfolding. In this thought-provoking book, John F. Haught considers the deeper implications of this discovery. He contends that many others who have written books on life and the universe—including Stephen Hawking, Stephen Jay Gould, and Richard Dawkins—have overlooked a crucial aspect of cosmic history: the drama of life’s awakening to interiority and religious awareness. Science may illuminate the outside story of the universe, but a full telling of the cosmic story cannot ignore the inside development that interiority represents.
 
Haught addresses two primary questions: what does the arrival of religion tell us about the universe, and what does our understanding of the cosmos as an unfinished drama tell us about religion? The history of religion may be ambiguous and sometimes even barbarous, he asserts, but its role in the story of cosmic emergence and awakening must be taken into account.


UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record

Features:- :- An Air Force major is ordered to approach a brilliant UFO in his Phantom jet over Tehran. He repeatedly attempts to engage and fire on unusual objects heading right toward his aircraft, but his missile control is locked and disabled. Witnessed from the ground, this dogfight becomes the subject of a secret report by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency.
 
In Belgium, an Air Force colonel investigates a series of widespread sightings of unidentified triangular objects, and he sends F-16s to attempt a closer look. Many hundreds of eyewitnesses, including on-duty police officers, file reports, and a spectacular photograph of an unidentifiable craft is retrieved and analyzed.
 
Here at home, a retired chief of the FAA’s Accidents and Investigations Division reveals the agency’s response to a thirty-minute encounter between an aircraft and a gigantic UFO over Alaska, which occurred during his watch and is documented on radar.
 
Now all three of these distinguished men have written breathtaking, firsthand accounts about these extraordinary incidents. They are joined by Air Force generals and a host of high-level sources—including Fife Symington III, former governor of Arizona, and Nick Pope, former head of the British Defence Ministry’s UFO Investigative Unit—who have agreed to write their own detailed, personal stories about UFO encounters and investigations for the first time.
 
They are coming forward now because of Leslie Kean, an investigative reporter who has spent the last ten years studying the still unexplained UFO phenomenon. Kean reviewed hundreds of government documents, aviation reports, radar data, and case studies with corroborating physical evidence. She carefully examined scientifically analyzed photographs and interviewed dozens of high-level officials and aviation witnesses from around the world. With the support of former White House chief of staff John Podesta, Kean draws on her research to separate fact from fiction and to lift the veil on decades of U.S. government misinformation. Throughout, she presents irrefutable evidence that unknown flying objects—metallic, luminous, and seemingly able to maneuver in ways that defy the laws of physics—actually exist.
 
No one yet knows what these objects are, even though they affect aviation safety and possibly national security. The phenomenon has been officially acknowledged by numerous foreign governments. For these reasons and many others, Kean concludes that the UFO problem must be more widely recognized and ultimately solved through an unbiased scientific investigation. The material presented throughout this landmark book is sobering, unflinching, and undeniably awe-inspiring, and moves us toward a goal of properly addressing this worldwide mystery.


From the Hardcover edition.


Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe

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In this brilliant exploration of our cosmic environment, the renowned particle physicist and New York Times bestselling author of Warped Passages and Knocking on Heaven’s Door uses her research into dark matter to illuminate the startling connections between the furthest reaches of space and life here on Earth.

Sixty-six million years ago, an object the size of a city descended from space to crash into Earth, creating a devastating cataclysm that killed off the dinosaurs, along with three-quarters of the other species on the planet. What was its origin? In Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs, Lisa Randall proposes it was a comet that was dislodged from its orbit as the Solar System passed through a disk of dark matter embedded in the Milky Way. In a sense, it might have been dark matter that killed the dinosaurs.

Working through the background and consequences of this proposal, Randall shares with us the latest findings—established and speculative—regarding the nature and role of dark matter and the origin of the Universe, our galaxy, our Solar System, and life, along with the process by which scientists explore new concepts. In Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs, Randall tells a breathtaking story that weaves together the cosmos’ history and our own, illuminating the deep relationships that are critical to our world and the astonishing beauty inherent in the most familiar things.


A Briefer History of Time: The Science Classic Made More Accessible

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHORS

The science classic made more accessible
• More concise • Illustrated

FROM ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT MINDS OF OUR TIME COMES A BOOK THAT CLARIFIES HIS MOST IMPORTANT IDEAS
 
Stephen Hawking’s worldwide bestseller A Brief History of Time remains a landmark volume in scientific writing. But for years readers have asked for a more accessible formulation of its key concepts—the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, and the history and future of the universe. A Briefer History of Time is Professor Hawking’s response.

Although “briefer,” this book is much more than a mere explanation of Hawking’s earlier work. A Briefer History of Time both clarifies and expands on the great subjects of the original, and records the latest developments in the field—from string theory to the search for a unified theory of all the forces of physics. Thirty-seven full-color illustrations enhance the text and make A Briefer History of Time an exhilarating and must-have addition in its own right to the great literature of science and ideas.


The Science of Interstellar

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A journey through the otherworldly science behind Christopher Nolan’s award-winning film, Interstellar, from executive producer and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Kip Thorne.


Interstellar, from acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, takes us on a fantastic voyage far beyond our solar system. Yet in The Science of Interstellar, Kip Thorne, the Nobel prize-winning physicist who assisted Nolan on the scientific aspects of Interstellar, shows us that the movie’s jaw-dropping events and stunning, never-before-attempted visuals are grounded in real science. Thorne shares his experiences working as the science adviser on the film and then moves on to the science itself. In chapters on wormholes, black holes, interstellar travel, and much more, Thorne’s scientific insights—many of them triggered during the actual scripting and shooting of Interstellar—describe the physical laws that govern our universe and the truly astounding phenomena that those laws make possible.


Interstellar and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s14).


The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years, from Stardust to Living Planet

Features:- :- Hailed by The New York Times for writing “with wonderful clarity about science . . . that effortlessly teaches as it zips along,” nationally bestselling author Robert M. Hazen offers a radical new approach to Earth history in this intertwined tale of the planet’s living and nonliving spheres. With an astrobiologist’s imagination, a historian’s perspective, and a naturalist’s eye, Hazen calls upon twenty-first-century discoveries that have revolutionized geology and enabled scientists to envision Earth’s many iterations in vivid detail—from the mile-high lava tides of its infancy to the early organisms responsible for more than two-thirds of the mineral varieties beneath our feet. Lucid, controversial, and on the cutting edge of its field, The Story of Earth is popular science of the highest order.

"A sweeping rip-roaring yarn of immense scope, from the birth of the elements in the stars to meditations on the future habitability of our world." -Science

"A fascinating story." -Bill McKibben


The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World

Features:- :- The New York Times bestseller: A provocative, imaginative exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge

In this groundbreaking book, award-winning physicist David Deutsch argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe—and that improving them is the basic regulating principle of all successful human endeavor. Taking us on a journey through every fundamental field of science, as well as the history of civilization, art, moral values, and the theory of political institutions, Deutsch tracks how we form new explanations and drop bad ones, explaining the conditions under which progress—which he argues is potentially boundless—can and cannot happen. Hugely ambitious and highly original, The Beginning of Infinity explores and establishes deep connections between the laws of nature, the human condition, knowledge, and the possibility for progress.


Alien World Order: The Reptilian Plan to Divide and Conquer the Human Race

Features:- :- Shares new documents to expose the sinister alien influence in world governments, financial systems, and scientific institutions throughout history

• Shows how Eisenhower’s treaty with the Greys, signed at Holloman Air Force Base in 1954, gave the aliens authority to abduct humans for "research"

• Reveals how Reptilian-influenced ex-Nazis infiltrated the U.S. government

• Explains how the Reptilians have created alien-human hybrids under their control to replace the human population

Long ago, the Galactic Federation sent the Atlans, a fierce group of humans from the Pleiades, to Earth to confront the newest colony of the combative ever-spreading alien race known as the Reptilians. The ensuing battle sank the continent of Lemuria and drove the Reptilians underground beneath the Indian subcontinent as well as to Antarctica. Able to shapeshift to appear human, the Reptilians then infiltrated the Atlantean civilization, abducting humans and creating Reptilian hybrids. As Len Kasten shows, this technique of infiltration and hybridization prior to an all-out attack has been the hallmark of Reptilian conquest throughout the galaxy.

Chronicling the history of the Reptilian Empire’s influence on Earth and their conquest of 21 star systems, Kasten reveals how the human race is enmeshed in a skillfully concealed plot to enslave humanity and exploit our planet’s physical and biological resources. Revealing Hitler’s pact with extraterrestrials and the Reptilian influence on the Nazi state, he shares new documents that disclose the rescue and rehabilitation of Nazi war criminals to assist in the Cold War, which then corrupted many U.S. government institutions. Focusing on crucial events in the decade after World War II, he examines the Reptilians’ human allies, the Illuminati, who control the levers of financial, technological, and military power throughout the world through various secret societies. He shows how Eisenhower’s treaty with the Greys, signed at Holloman Air Force Base in 1954, gave the aliens permission to take humans up to their spaceships, ostensibly for genetic study--in return for alien technology--and how these abductions led to the creation of a hybrid race under Reptilian mind control. He also explains how Kennedy was assassinated by the CIA because of his plans to rout out this Nazi–Reptilian presence.

Contrasting the Reptilians with the benevolent Ebens, the aliens from Zeta Reticuli who crashed at Roswell, Kasten exposes the stealthy tactics of the Reptilians, their relationship with the Greys, and their advanced genetic bio-technology and teleportation abilities--as well as what we need to do to defeat their plans.


Insiders Reveal Secret Space Programs & Extraterrestrial Alliances

Features:- :- Classified space programs have been an integral part of a complex jigsaw puzzle concerning UFOs, extraterrestrial life, ancient civilizations and advanced aerospace technologies, which have long defied any coherent understanding. Now finally, we have something to put all the pieces together with the disclosures of secret space program whistleblower, Corey Goode. A detailed investigation of Goode’s and other insider testimonies reveals the big picture of a parallel world of secret space programs and extraterrestrial alliances.
Learn from this book: how the Vril/Nazi flying saucer programs in the 1930’s gave birth to the ‘Dark Fleet’; how Operation Paperclip scientists both helped and hindered the development of the US Navy’s ‘Solar Warden’; how the MJ-12 Group was behind the creation of the ‘Interplanetary Corporate Conglomerate’; and how Ronald Reagan was instrumental in the creation of the ‘Global Galactic League of Nations’ space program. Finally, learn how the Sphere Being Alliance and other extraterrestrials interact with these programs. The full disclosure of secret space programs and extraterrestrial alliances will unshackle the chains of deception holding humanity back from reaching its highest potential as galactic citizens.


Most Wanted Particle: The Inside Story of the Hunt for the Higgs, the Heart of the Future of Physics

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Now in paperback: the “vivid account of what the process of discovery was really like for an insider.”—Peter Higgs
 
Particle physics as we know it depends on the Higgs boson: It’s the missing link between the birth of our universe—as a sea of tiny, massless particles—and the tangible world we live in today. But for more than 50 years, scientists wondered: Does it exist?
 
Physicist Jon Butterworth was at the frontlines of the hunt for the Higgs at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider—perhaps the most ambitious experiment in history. In Most Wanted Particle, he gives us the first inside account of that uncertain time, when an entire field hinged on a single particle, and life at the cutting edge of science meant media scrutiny, late-night pub debates, dispiriting false starts in the face of intense pressure, and countless hours at the collider itself. As Butterworth explains, our first glimpse of the elusive Higgs brings us a giant step closer to understanding the universe—and points the way to an entirely new kind of physics.


Pleiadian Prophecy 2020: The New Golden Age

Features:- :- The Pleiades are a mystifying cluster of stars believed by many to be a source of spiritual wisdom. James Carwin serves as a medium who delivers messages from his Pleiadian spirit guide, Deltavash. This compilation of channeled writings features astounding information told from an extraterrestrial perspective. Learn about the true history of Earth, extraterrestrials, the nature of good and evil, ascension into the 4th dimension, world predictions and the future of humanity as we approach a transformative window of opportunity leading up to the year 2020 that can forever change our world and affect the entire universe.


The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos

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The bestselling author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos tackles perhaps the most mind-bending question in modern physics and cosmology: Is our universe the only universe?

There was a time when "universe" meant all there is. Everything. Yet, a number of theories are converging on the possibility that our universe may be but one among many parallel universes populating a vast multiverse. Here, Briane Greene, one of our foremost physicists and science writers, takes us on a breathtaking journey to a multiverse comprising an endless series of big bangs, a multiverse with duplicates of every one of us, a multiverse populated by vast sheets of spacetime, a multiverse in which all we consider real are holographic illusions, and even a multiverse made purely of math--and reveals the reality hidden within each.

Using his trademark wit and precision, Greene presents a thrilling survey of cutting-edge physics and confronts the inevitable question: How can fundamental science progress if great swaths of reality lie beyond our reach? The Hidden Reality is a remarkable adventure through a world more vast and strange than anything we could have imagined.


Relativity: The Special and the General Theory (ebook)

Features:- :- Albert Einstein is the unquestioned founder of modern physics. His theory of relativity is the most important scientific idea of the modern era. In this book Einstein explains, using the minimum of mathematical terms, the basic ideas and principles of the theory which has shaped the world we live in today. Unsurpassed by any subsequent books on relativity, this remains the most popular and useful exposition of Einstein’s immense contribution to human knowledge.

In this work Einstein intended, as far as possible, to give an exact insight into the theory of relativity to those readers who, from a general and scientific philosophical point of view, are interested in the theory, but who are not conversant with the mathematical apparatus of theoretical physics. The theory of relativity enriched physics and astronomy during the 20th century.

P.S. : Kindly write a few words/lines review about this book. It will inspire others to read it.


The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars

Features:- :- New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel, the "inspiring" (People), little-known true story of women's landmark contributions to astronomy

"A joy to read.” —The Wall Street Journal

Named one of the best books of the year by NPR, The Economist, Smithsonian, Nature, and NPR's Science Friday

Nominated for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

In the mid-nineteenth century, the Harvard College Observatory began employing women as calculators, or “human computers,” to interpret the observations their male counterparts made via telescope each night. At the outset this group included the wives, sisters, and daughters of the resident astronomers, but soon the female corps included graduates of the new women's colleges—Vassar, Wellesley, and Smith. As photography transformed the practice of astronomy, the ladies turned from computation to studying the stars captured nightly on glass photographic plates.

The “glass universe” of half a million plates that Harvard amassed over the ensuing decades—through the generous support of Mrs. Anna Palmer Draper, the widow of a pioneer in stellar photography—enabled the women to make extraordinary discoveries that attracted worldwide acclaim. They helped discern what stars were made of, divided the stars into meaningful categories for further research, and found a way to measure distances across space by starlight. Their ranks included Williamina Fleming, a Scottish woman originally hired as a maid who went on to identify ten novae and more than three hundred variable stars; Annie Jump Cannon, who designed a stellar classification system that was adopted by astronomers the world over and is still in use; and Dr. Cecilia Helena Payne, who in 1956 became the first ever woman professor of astronomy at Harvard—and Harvard’s first female department chair.

Elegantly written and enriched by excerpts from letters, diaries, and memoirs, The Glass Universe is the hidden history of the women whose contributions to the burgeoning field of astronomy forever changed our understanding of the stars and our place in the universe.


Managing Magic: The Government's UFO Disclosure Plan

Features:- :- Many think the government is about to disclose what it knows about UFOs. Many think the government is doing everything in its power to keep the UFO reality a secret. The truth is those who control the UFO secret are doing neither.

The secret keepers are gradually disclosing this information, via an acclimatization process, based on advice given by military think tanks that have looked at the issue.

Through the extraordinary accounts in this book, the reader will:


-Learn how long the disclosure effort has been going on and how this secrecy plan has been carried out.
-Get a revelation of the 14 magicians in charge of this secrecy.
- Find out who the 5 Messiahs are, the ones chosen to carry out the disclosure message.
- Learn the 64 reasons that led United States presidents to keep the UFO information secret.
- Discover what WikiLeaks has revealed about UFOs.
- Learn of the latest disclosure effort by rocker Tom DeLonge.
-Become aware of a US president that was abducted.
- Understand the story of "Trump the Aliens."
- Gain insight on Trump's UFO briefing.
- Learn about the eight possible disclosure efforts being run at the present time including the disclosure of a portal.


Physics: New Frontiers

Features:- :- In the world of physics, very little in the universe is what it first appears to be. And science fiction has imagined some pretty wild ideas about how the universe could work – from hidden extra dimensions in Interstellar to life as a mental projection in The Matrix. But these imaginings seem downright tame compared with the mind-bending science now coming out of physics and astronomy, and in this eBook, Physics: New Frontiers, we look at the strange and fascinating discoveries shaping (and reshaping) the field today. In the world of astrophysics, the weirdness begins at the moment of creation. In “The Black Hole at the Beginning of Time,” the authors discuss theories of what might have come before the big bang. Could our 3-D universe have sprung from the formation of a black hole in a 4-D cosmos? The math says: maybe. Later, in “The Giant Bubbles of the Milky Way,” the authors describe massive structures dubbed “Fermi bubbles” at its center – structures that no one noticed until recently. Technological innovations make much of this new science possible, as we see again in “Neutrinos at the Ends of the Earth,” where 5,000-odd sensors frozen deep within a cubic kilometer of ice in Antarctica aim to catch neutrinos in order to study distant cosmic phenomena. Scientists are also dissecting molecules with the most powerful x-ray laser in the world, as explored in “The Ultimate X-ray Machine.” Even our most fundamental notions of what reality is are up for debate, as examined in “Does the Multiverse Really Exist?” and the aptly named “What Is Real?” in which the authors question whether particles are indeed material things at all. While all of this abstraction might seem like a fun exercise in mental gymnastics, living things must also abide by the laws of physics, which, according to “The Limits of Intelligence,” may prevent our brains from evolving further. Then again, as we’ve learned, things could be different than they appear…


Gravitation

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First published in 1973, Gravitation is a landmark graduate-level textbook that presents Einstein’s general theory of relativity and offers a rigorous, full-year course on the physics of gravitation. Upon publication, Science called it “a pedagogic masterpiece,” and it has since become a classic, considered essential reading for every serious student and researcher in the field of relativity. This authoritative text has shaped the research of generations of physicists and astronomers, and the book continues to influence the way experts think about the subject.

With an emphasis on geometric interpretation, this masterful and comprehensive book introduces the theory of relativity; describes physical applications, from stars to black holes and gravitational waves; and portrays the field’s frontiers. The book also offers a unique, alternating, two-track pathway through the subject. Material focusing on basic physical ideas is designated as Track 1 and formulates an appropriate one-semester graduate-level course. The remaining Track 2 material provides a wealth of advanced topics instructors can draw on for a two-semester course, with Track 1 sections serving as prerequisites.

This must-have reference for students and scholars of relativity includes a new preface by David Kaiser, reflecting on the history of the book’s publication and reception, and a new introduction by Charles Misner and Kip Thorne, discussing exciting developments in the field since the book’s original publication.


Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

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“Who can ask for better cosmic tour guides to the universe than Drs. Tyson and Goldsmith?” —Michio Kaku, author of Hyperspace and Parallel Worlds


Our true origins are not just human, or even terrestrial, but in fact cosmic. Drawing on recent scientific breakthroughs and the current cross-pollination among geology, biology, astrophysics, and cosmology, ?Origins? explains the soul-stirring leaps in our understanding of the cosmos. From the first image of a galaxy birth to Spirit Rover's exploration of Mars, to the discovery of water on one of Jupiter's moons, coauthors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct a galvanizing tour of the cosmos with clarity and exuberance.


The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality

Features:- :- From Brian Greene, one of the world’s leading physicists and author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Elegant Universe, comes a grand tour of the universe that makes us look at reality in a completely different way.

Space and time form the very fabric of the cosmos. Yet they remain among the most mysterious of concepts. Is space an entity? Why does time have a direction? Could the universe exist without space and time? Can we travel to the past? Greene has set himself a daunting task: to explain non-intuitive, mathematical concepts like String Theory, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, and Inflationary Cosmology with analogies drawn from common experience. From Newton’s unchanging realm in which space and time are absolute, to Einstein’s fluid conception of spacetime, to quantum mechanics’ entangled arena where vastly distant objects can instantaneously coordinate their behavior, Greene takes us all, regardless of our scientific backgrounds, on an irresistible and revelatory journey to the new layers of reality that modern physics has discovered lying just beneath the surface of our everyday world.


Selected by Extraterrestrials: My life in the top secret world of UFOs., think-tanks and Nordic secretaries

Features:- :- Bill Tompkins was embedded in the world of secrecy as a teenager, when the Navy took his personal ship models out of a Hollywood department store because they showed the classified locations of the radars and gun emplacements. He was personally present at the “Battle of L.A.” when a thousand rounds of ammo were fired at UFOs, and one of the Nordic craft may have selected him to be their rep in the evolving aerospace race. This book is a partial autobiography about his life to the beginning of the 1970s including some of his early work for TRW.
Selected by the Navy prior to completing high school to be authorized for research work, he regularly visited classified Naval facilities during WWII until he was discharged in 1946. After working at North American Aviation and Northrop, he was hired by Douglas Aircraft Company in 1950, and when they found out about his involvement in classified work, was given a job as a to create design solutions as a draftsman with a peripheral assignment to work in a “think tank”. This work was partly controlled by the Navy personnel who used to work for James Forrestal, who was allegedly assassinated because he was going to publicly reveal what he knew about UFOs. Bill Tompkins was asked to conceive sketches of mile-long Naval interplanetary craft designs.
Later, as he became involved in the conventional aspects of the Saturn Program that later became the Apollo launch vehicle, his insight to system engineering resulted in his offering some critical suggestions personally to Dr. Wernher von Braun about ensuring more reliable checkout using the missiles in their vertical position and also some very efficient launch control concepts adopted by both NASA and the Air Force.
This story is peppered with very personal interactions with his co-workers and secretaries, some of whom the author believes to be Nordic aliens helping the “good guys” here on Earth. Towards the end of this volume of his autobiography, he sketches what he personally saw on TV when Armstrong was landing on the moon.
Born in May 1923, Bill Tompkins is one of the few survivors of the “big war” who is still healthy, married to the same girl Mary, and is willing to tell his story about what he really did during his aerospace life in the 40s, 50s and 60s that relate to aliens, NASA and secrets that now can be told.


A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing

Features:- :- Bestselling author and acclaimed physicist Lawrence Krauss offers a paradigm-shifting view of how everything that exists came to be in the first place.

“Where did the universe come from? What was there before it? What will the future bring? And finally, why is there something rather than nothing?”

One of the few prominent scientists today to have crossed the chasm between science and popular culture, Krauss describes the staggeringly beautiful experimental observations and mind-bending new theories that demonstrate not only can something arise from nothing, something will always arise from nothing. With a new preface about the significance of the discovery of the Higgs particle, A Universe from Nothing uses Krauss’s characteristic wry humor and wonderfully clear explanations to take us back to the beginning of the beginning, presenting the most recent evidence for how our universe evolved—and the implications for how it’s going to end.

Provocative, challenging, and delightfully readable, this is a game-changing look at the most basic underpinning of existence and a powerful antidote to outmoded philosophical, religious, and scientific thinking.


Black Holes & Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy (Commonwealth Fund Book Program)

Features:- :-

Winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics



Ever since Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity burst upon the world in 1915 some of the most brilliant minds of our century have sought to decipher the mysteries bequeathed by that theory, a legacy so unthinkable in some respects that even Einstein himself rejected them.


Which of these bizarre phenomena, if any, can really exist in our universe? Black holes, down which anything can fall but from which nothing can return; wormholes, short spacewarps connecting regions of the cosmos; singularities, where space and time are so violently warped that time ceases to exist and space becomes a kind of foam; gravitational waves, which carry symphonic accounts of collisions of black holes billions of years ago; and time machines, for traveling backward and forward in time.


Kip Thorne, along with fellow theorists Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose, a cadre of Russians, and earlier scientists such as Oppenheimer, Wheeler and Chandrasekhar, has been in the thick of the quest to secure answers. In this masterfully written and brilliantly informed work of scientific history and explanation, Dr. Thorne, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and the Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics Emeritus at Caltech, leads his readers through an elegant, always human, tapestry of interlocking themes, coming finally to a uniquely informed answer to the great question: what principles control our universe and why do physicists think they know the things they think they know? Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time has been one of the greatest best-sellers in publishing history. Anyone who struggled with that book will find here a more slowly paced but equally mind-stretching experience, with the added fascination of a rich historical and human component.


Winner of the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science.


Now: The Physics of Time

Features:- :-

From the celebrated author of the best-selling Physics for Future Presidents comes “a provocative, strongly argued book on the fundamental nature of time” (Lee Smolin).


You are reading the word “now” right now. But what does that mean? What makes the ephemeral moment “now” so special? Its enigmatic character has bedeviled philosophers, priests, and modern-day physicists from Augustine to Einstein and beyond. Einstein showed that the flow of time is affected by both velocity and gravity, yet he despaired at his failure to explain the meaning of “now.” Equally puzzling: why does time flow? Some physicists have given up trying to understand, and call the flow of time an illusion, but the eminent experimentalist physicist Richard A. Muller protests. He says physics should explain reality, not deny it.



In Now, Muller does more than poke holes in past ideas; he crafts his own revolutionary theory, one that makes testable predictions. He begins by laying out—with the refreshing clarity that made Physics for Future Presidents so successful—a firm and remarkably clear explanation of the physics building blocks of his theory: relativity, entropy, entanglement, antimatter, and the Big Bang. With the stage then set, he reveals a startling way forward.



Muller’s monumental work will spark major debate about the most fundamental assumptions of our universe, and may crack one of physics’s longest-standing enigmas.


Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality

Features:- :- Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse. In a dazzling combination of both popular and groundbreaking science, he not only helps us grasp his often mind-boggling theories, but he also shares with us some of the often surprising triumphs and disappointments that have shaped his life as a scientist. Fascinating from first to last—this is a book that has already prompted the attention and admiration of some of the most prominent scientists and mathematicians.


The Grand Design

Features:- :- #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? What is the nature of reality? Is the apparent “grand design” of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion—or does science offer another explanation? In this startling and lavishly illustrated book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about these and other abiding mysteries of the universe, in nontechnical language marked by brilliance and simplicity.

According to quantum theory, the cosmos does not have just a single existence or history. The authors explain that we ourselves are the product of quantum fluctuations in the early universe, and show how quantum theory predicts the “multiverse”—the idea that ours is just one of many universes that appeared spontaneously out of nothing, each with different laws of nature. They conclude with a riveting assessment of M-theory, an explanation of the laws governing our universe that is currently the only viable candidate for a “theory of everything”: the unified theory that Einstein was looking for, which, if confirmed, would represent the ultimate triumph of human reason.


Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions

Features:- :-

The universe has many secrets. It may hide additional dimensions of space other than the familier three we recognize. There might even be another universe adjacent to ours, invisible and unattainable . . . for now.

Warped Passages is a brilliantly readable and altogether exhilarating journey that tracks the arc of discovery from early twentieth-century physics to the razor's edge of modern scientific theory. One of the world's leading theoretical physicists, Lisa Randall provides astonishing scientific possibilities that, until recently, were restricted to the realm of science fiction. Unraveling the twisted threads of the most current debates on relativity, quantum mechanics, and gravity, she explores some of the most fundamental questions posed by Nature—taking us into the warped, hidden dimensions underpinning the universe we live in, demystifying the science of the myriad worlds that may exist just beyond our own.


Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries

Features:- :-

“[Tyson] tackles a great range of subjects . . . with great humor, humility, and—most important— humanity.” —Entertainment Weekly


Loyal readers of the monthly "Universe" essays in Natural History magazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson's talent for guiding them through the mysteries of the cosmos with clarity and enthusiasm. Bringing together more than forty of Tyson's favorite essays, ?Death by Black Hole? explores a myriad of cosmic topics, from what it would be like to be inside a black hole to the movie industry's feeble efforts to get its night skies right. One of America's best-known astrophysicists, Tyson is a natural teacher who simplifies the complexities of astrophysics while sharing his infectious fascination for our universe.


Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour

Features:- :-

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all—from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, and time travel.

Describing the latest discoveries in astrophysics, the informative and entertaining narrative propels you from our home solar system to the outermost frontiers of space. How do stars live and die? Why did Pluto lose its planetary status? What are the prospects of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? How did the universe begin? Why is it expanding and why is its expansion accelerating? Is our universe alone or part of an infinite multiverse? Answering these and many other questions, the authors open your eyes to the wonders of the cosmos, sharing their knowledge of how the universe works.

Breathtaking in scope and stunningly illustrated throughout, Welcome to the Universe is for those who hunger for insights into our evolving universe that only world-class astrophysicists can provide.


The Greatest Story Ever Told--So Far

Features:- :- Internationally renowned, award-winning theoretical physicist, New York Times bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing, and passionate advocate for reason, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world of reality—a grand poetic vision of nature—and how we find our place within it.

In the beginning there was light.
But more than this, there was gravity.
After that, all hell broke loose…

In A Universe from Nothing, Krauss revealed how our entire universe could arise from nothing. Now, he reveals what that something—reality—is. And, reality is not what we think or sense—it’s weird, wild, and counterintuitive; it’s hidden beneath everyday experience; and its inner workings seem even stranger than the idea that something can come from nothing.

In a landmark, unprecedented work of scientific history, Krauss leads us to the furthest reaches of space and time, to scales so small they are invisible to microscopes, to the birth and rebirth of light, and into the natural forces that govern our existence. His unique blend of rigorous research and engaging storytelling invites us into the lives and minds of the remarkable, creative scientists who have helped to unravel the unexpected fabric of reality—with reason rather than superstition and dogma. Krauss has himself been an active participant in this effort, and he knows many of them well. The Greatest Story challenges us to re-envision ourselves and our place within the universe, as it appears that “God” does play dice with the universe. In the incisive style of his scintillating essays for The New Yorker, Krauss celebrates the greatest intellectual adventure ever undertaken—to understand why we are here in a universe where fact is stranger than fiction.


Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Features:- :- Instant New York Times Bestseller

“One of the year’s most entrancing books about science.”—The Wall Street Journal

“Clear, elegant...a whirlwind tour of some of the biggest ideas in physics.”The New York Times Book Review

 
This playful, entertaining, and mind-bending introduction to modern physics briskly explains Einstein's general relativity, quantum mechanics, elementary particles, gravity, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, and the role humans play in this weird and wonderful world. Carlo Rovelli, a renowned theoretical physicist, is a delightfully poetic and philosophical scientific guide. He takes us to the frontiers of our knowledge: to the most minute reaches of the fabric of space, back to the origins of the cosmos, and into the workings of our minds. The book celebrates the joy of discovery.  “Here, on the edge of what we know, in contact with the ocean of the unknown, shines the mystery and the beauty of the world,” Rovelli writes. “And it’s breathtaking.”


We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe

Features:- :- Prepare to learn everything we still don’t know about our strange and mysterious universe.

Humanity's understanding of the physical world is full of gaps. Not tiny little gaps you can safely ignore —there are huge yawning voids in our basic notions of how the world works. PHD Comics creator Jorge Cham and particle physicist Daniel Whiteson have teamed up to explore everything we don't know about the universe: the enormous holes in our knowledge of the cosmos. Armed with their popular infographics, cartoons, and unusually entertaining and lucid explanations of science, they give us the best answers currently available for a lot of questions that are still perplexing scientists, including:

* Why does the universe have a speed limit?
* Why aren't we all made of antimatter?
* What (or who) is attacking Earth with tiny, superfast particles?
* What is dark matter, and why does it keep ignoring us?

It turns out the universe is full of weird things that don't make any sense. But Cham and Whiteson make a compelling case that the questions we can't answer are as interesting as the ones we can.

This fully illustrated introduction to the biggest mysteries in physics also helpfully demystifies many complicated things we do know about, from quarks and neutrinos to gravitational waves and exploding black holes. With equal doses of humor and delight, Cham and Whiteson invite us to see the universe as a possibly boundless expanse of uncharted territory that's still ours to explore.


The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself

Features:- :- *INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*
"Vivid . . . impressive. . . . Splendidly informative."The New York Times
"
Succeeds spectacularly."—Science
"A tour de force."—Salon

Already internationally acclaimed for his elegant, lucid writing on the most challenging notions in modern physics, Sean Carroll is emerging as one of the greatest humanist thinkers of his generation as he brings his extraordinary intellect to bear not only on Higgs bosons and extra dimensions but now also on our deepest personal questions: Where are we? Who are we? Are our emotions, our beliefs, and our hopes and dreams ultimately meaningless out there in the void? Do human purpose and meaning fit into a scientific worldview?

In short chapters filled with intriguing historical anecdotes, personal asides, and rigorous exposition, readers learn the difference between how the world works at the quantum level, the cosmic level, and the human leveland then how each connects to the other. Carroll's presentation of the principles that have guided the scientific revolution from Darwin and Einstein to the origins of life, consciousness, and the universe is dazzlingly unique.  

Carroll shows how an avalanche of discoveries in the past few hundred years has changed our world and what really matters to us. Our lives are dwarfed like never before by the immensity of space and time, but they are redeemed by our capacity to comprehend it and give it meaning.

The Big Picture is an unprecedented scientific worldview, a tour de force that will sit on shelves alongside the works of Stephen Hawking, Carl Sagan, Daniel Dennett, and E. O. Wilson for years to come.


The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

Features:- :-

A new edition of the New York Times bestseller—now a three-part Nova special: a fascinating and thought-provoking journey through the mysteries of space, time, and matter.


Now with a new preface (not in any other edition) that will review the enormous public reception of the relatively obscure string theory—made possible by this book and an increased number of adherents amongst physicists—The Elegant Universe "sets a standard that will be hard to beat" (New York Times Book Review). Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery surrounding string theory to reveal a universe that consists of eleven dimensions, where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, and all matter—from the smallest quarks to the most gargantuan supernovas—is generated by the vibrations of microscopically tiny loops of energy.



Today physicists and mathematicians throughout the world are feverishly working on one of the most ambitious theories ever proposed: superstring theory. String theory, as it is often called, is the key to the Unified Field Theory that eluded Einstein for more than thirty years. Finally, the century-old antagonism between the large and the small-General Relativity and Quantum Theory-is resolved. String theory proclaims that all of the wondrous happenings in the universe, from the frantic dancing of subatomic quarks to the majestic swirling of heavenly galaxies, are reflections of one grand physical principle and manifestations of one single entity: microscopically tiny vibrating loops of energy, a billionth of a billionth the size of an atom. In this brilliantly articulated and refreshingly clear book, Greene relates the scientific story and the human struggle behind twentieth-century physics' search for a theory of everything.



Through the masterful use of metaphor and analogy, The Elegant Universe makes some of the most sophisticated concepts ever contemplated viscerally accessible and thoroughly entertaining, bringing us closer than ever to understanding how the universe works.


US Army, Technical Manual, TM 5-6115-332-14, GENERATOR SET, TAC GASOLINE ENGINE: AIR COOLED, 5 KW, AC, 120/240 V, SINGLE PHASE, V, 3 PHASE, SKID MOUNTED

Features:- :- US Army, Technical Manual, TM 5-6115-332-14, GENERATOR SET, TAC GASOLINE ENGINE: AIR COOLED, 5 KW, AC, 120/240 V, SINGLE PHASE, V, 3 PHASE, SKID MOUNTED, TUBULAR FRAME, (LESS ENGINE), (MILITARY DOD MODEL MEP-017A), UTILITY, 60 HZ, (NSN 6115-00-017-8240), AND MODEL MEP-022A), UTILITY, 400 HZ (6115-00-017-8241) {NAVFAC P-8-614-14; TO 35C2-3-424-1}, military manauals, special forces, military manuals on dvd, military manuals on cd

Note: The Kindle edition of this book does not include any CDs or DVDs.


Re-Cultivating Agricultural Science or What I’ve Learned in 40 Years of Professional Life

Features:- :- Beginning in 1971 with research conducted in the Northern Territory of Australia, the book presents an integrated story through research conducted in the northern highlands of Thailand and much of the developing world, with an emphasis on Asia. With the benefit of 40 years hindsight, a uniting theme in the work is elicited, which progressively integrates broader aspects of personal development, some of which are alluded to in the text.
The initial works tend to be routine technical experiments, which gradually give way to contextual works, development experiences and holistic appreciation of the role of agricultural science. Half of the chapters include a personal reflective comment, which becomes integrated with the research itself as the thesis develops, until it culminates in an embracing final observation of the real outcomes of four decades in the service of agricultural science.

Forty years of research and development reveals how international aid can be more effective by integrating reductionist approaches into the multi-disciplinary context of international agricultural development. Thus integration of technical, social, environmental, policy and historical research in the poorer countries generates new knowledge as its product.
Lindsay Falvey FTSE, an international agriculturist, has variously been; Dean and Chair of Agriculture at the University of Melbourne, adviser to all major agricultural development agencies and several governments, and CEO of international consulting companies. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering, a Life Member & Fellow of Clare Hall at the University of Cambridge, and a recipient of the Centenary Medal of Australia, among other honours. His Ph.D., as well as his higher and honorary doctorates all relate to international agriculture.
This, Prof. Falvey’s 11th book on an agricultural theme, summarizes his 40 years’ work.
Re-cultivating Agricultural Science
What I’ve Learned in 40 Years of Professional Life
IID
Lindsay Falvey
Institute of International Development, Adelaide
This reveals routine practices as self-defeating if they are based only on transplanting of research approaches from more-developed countries. Specific research in Thailand relates disciplines and finds a common base with traditional worldviews of integrated life.
The interaction between technological research and cultural worldviews introduces a polemic that highlights ineffectual and hypocritical approaches. The work shows that single-focus assumptions can consume excessive resources in international development for little benefit and oftentimes much harm.


Agro-Ecological Intensification of Agricultural Systems in the African Highlands

Features:- :-

There is an urgent need to increase agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa in a sustainable and economically-viable manner. Transforming risk-averse smallholders into business-oriented producers that invest in producing surplus food for sale provides a formidable challenge, both from a technological and socio-political perspective. 


This book addresses the issue of agricultural intensification in the humid highland areas of Africa – regions with relatively good agricultural potential, but where the scarce land resources are increasingly under pressure from the growing population and from climate change. 


In addition to introductory and synthesis chapters, the book focuses on four themes: system components required for agricultural intensification; the integration of components at the system level; drivers for adoption of technologies towards intensification; and the dissemination of complex knowledge. It provides case studies of improved crop and soil management for staple crops such as cassava and bananas, as well as examples of how the livelihoods of rural people can be improved. 


The book provides a valuable resource for researchers, development actors, students and policy makers in agricultural systems and economics and in international development. It highlights and addresses key challenges and opportunities that exist for sustainable agricultural intensification in the humid highlands of sub-Saharan Africa.


D’agriculteurs à innovateurs (French Edition)

Features:- :- Et si les agriculteurs reprenaient leur rôle d’expérimentateurs? Et s’ils devenaient des acteurs clés dans la révolution verte tant attendue? Des initiatives africaines et européennes prouvent que c’est possible.


Economic Costs of Inadequate Water and Sanitation: South Tarawa, Kiribati (Pacific Studies)

Features:- :- The inadequate water supply and sanitation situation in South Tarawa has contributed to high rates of water-borne diseases and environmental degradation in the country's main urban center. There has been limited capital investment in water supply and sanitation infrastructure and ongoing operations and maintenance in South Tarawa, in part, as a result of low cost recovery in service delivery. To enable more informed policy responses to address the current situation, this study seeks to estimate the total economic costs associated with inadequate water and sanitation services in South Tarawa.


From Toilets to Rivers: Experiences, New Opportunities, and Innovative Solutions

Features:- :- This publication showcases a compilation of project briefs culled from case studies of good practices, new approaches, and working models on sanitation and wastewater management from different countries. The project briefs demonstrate solution options from which useful lessons can be derived. Not only do they illustrate how sanitation and wastewater management challenges can be addressed, the project briefs also aim to inspire replication and show opportunities for actions and investments. Given the more complex water resource and health challenges in many parts of the world, it is time to engage in a rational analysis of all possible management strategies, learn from others' experiences, apply innovative approaches, and tap potential markets.


Attaining Access for All: Pro-Poor Policy and Regulation for Water and Energy Services

Features:- :- Universal access to safe, reliable energy is a necessary condition for providing the poor with safe water and sanitation, for maintaining adequate standards of living, and for achieving any of the Millennium Development Goals. The Asian Development Bank recognizes the importance of electricity and water access for the poor and has committed to providing such access by establishing the Energy for All and Water for All initiatives. While broad efforts aimed at regulatory reform and increasing energy and water access may be helpful, targeted interventions, measures, and approaches are often needed to ensure that the poor benefit from these efforts. This publication identifies specific infrastructure and utility service reform measures that can be taken to advance the interests of the poor.


Armenia Water Supply and Sanitation: Challenges, Achievements, and Future Directions

Features:- :- This report shows how Armenia improved its water supply and sanitation (WSS) infrastructure and services. Government reforms in the early 2000s encouraged public-private partnerships in the sector, with WSS utilities using private operators to improve service quality and efficiency. International financial institutions and bilateral funding agencies financed investment. Private sector engagement has been governed through management and lease contracts. The result has been considerable improvement in the delivery of WSS services.


Study of the potential agricultural development of three cooperatives in Pemba Island

Features:- :- According to 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), related to hunger and nutrition, a lot of innovative key issues are being proposed. The main considerations concern the issue of sustainability and the increasing resilience of agriculture production and food systems. In every developing country, the optimization of agriculture is a mean to fight poverty and the irrigation may represent an answer to the improving food demand, which reflects the growth of population
The need to integrate food-based responses with public health interventions at all levels was stressed. As the population increased from 2.5 billion in 1950 to 6.5 billion at the beginning of the 21st century, the food production exceeds the growth of population and the irrigated surface duplicates [1]. Nowadays, the irrigation extends to 275 million hectares, about 20% of the cultivated areas, and it represents 40% of the worldwide food production [1]. This success has provoked the fall of food price that was a typical trend of some years ago. The fall of food price, the agriculture high productivity, the market improvement, the famine and lack of food are due to the reduction of investments in agriculture, especially in irrigation. Therefore, the irrigation market does not develop.


LOS SECRETOS DE LAS ROSAS (Spanish Edition)

Features:- :- Es la recopilación del conocimiento sobre el comportamiento de las rosas, en sus diferentes procesos, hasta llegar a el cliente final


Tropical Rain Forests: An Ecological and Biogeographical Comparison

Features:- :- The first edition of Tropical Rain Forests: an Ecological and Biogeographical Comparison exploded the myth of ‘the rain forest’ as a single, uniform entity. In reality, the major tropical rain forest regions, in tropical America, Africa, Southeast Asia, Madagascar, and New Guinea, have as many differences as similarities, as a result of their isolation from each other during the evolution of their floras and faunas. This new edition reinforces this message with new examples from recent and on-going research.

After an introduction to the environments and geological histories of the major rain forest regions, subsequent chapters focus on plants, primates, carnivores and plant-eaters, birds, fruit bats and gliding animals, and insects, with an emphasis on the ecological and biogeographical differences between regions. This is followed by a new chapter on the unique tropical rain forests of oceanic islands. The final chapter, which has been completely rewritten, deals with the impacts of people on tropical rain forests and discusses possible conservation strategies that take into account the differences highlighted in the previous chapters. This exciting and very readable book, illustrated throughout with color photographs, will be invaluable reading for undergraduate students in a wide range of courses as well as an authoritative reference for graduate and professional ecologists, conservationists, and interested amateurs.


The Mango: Botany, Production and Uses (Cabi)

Features:- :- The Mango is one of the oldest cultivated fruit crops, having been grown in India for at least 4000 years. Mango is the most important fruit crop of Asia and its annual production is exceeded worldwide only by Musa, citrus, grapes and apples. The last decade has seen a rapid growth of mango production, mainly due to expansion into new growing regions but also to the adoption of modern field practices and cultivars. A wide range of fresh, mango cultivars are now consumed worldwide and are available year round. The Mango: Botany, Production and Uses, published in 1997, represented the first comprehensive examination of all aspects of modern mango production and research. Developing upon the successful first edition, this book incorporates a discussion of significant advances in mango research that have contributed to improved production and will be highly relevant for researchers and growers alike.


Keys to the Tropical Fruit Flies (Tephritidae: Dacinae) of South-East Asia: Indomalaya to North-West Australasia

Features:- :- Fruit flies are a major issue facing horticultural producers, and as global warming and species migration become more prevalent issues there is an urgent need for easy identification of these pests. A companion volume to the recently published “Tropical Fruit Flies of South-East Asia (Tephritidae: Dacinae)”, this book provides fully-illustrated keys for the identification of all currently-known Dacinae fruit flies. Focusing on south-east Asian fauna, it covers areas including India, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, China, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, Palau, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. This major new reference work is produced by experts with over 80 years' combined research experience, and through simple identification information can help prevent these major pest species being introduced to new geographical areas. Of particular value to agriculture and quarantine officers responsible for the detection of new incursions, where early detection is both economical and essential to guarantee eradication, this book is also a valuable resource for researchers and students of agriculture and entomology.


Conservation and Management of Tropical Rainforests: An Integrated Approach to Sustainability, 2nd Edition

Features:- :- This new edition of Conservation and Management of Tropical Rainforests applies the large body of knowledge, experience and tradition available to those who study tropical rainforests. Revised and updated in light of developments in science, technology, economics, politics, etc. and their effects on tropical forests, it describes the principles of integrated conservation and management that lead to sustainability, identifying the unifying phenomena that regulate the processes within the rainforest and that are fundamental to the ecosystem viability. Features of the natural forest and the socio-cultural ecosystems which can be mimicked in the design of self-sustaining forests are also discussed. A holistic approach to the management and conservation of rainforests is developed throughout the book. The focus on South-East Asian forestry will be widened to include Africa and Latin America. Recent controversial issues such as biofuels and carbon credits with respect to tropical forests and their inhabitants will be discussed. This book is a substantial contribution to the literature, it is a valuable resource for all those concerned with rainforests.


Achieving sustainable cultivation of tomatoes (Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science)

Features:- :- Tomatoes are the second most important vegetable crop in the world after potatoes. Originating in South America, they are now grown widely around the world. As the population continues to grow, there is a need to increase yields in the face of such challenges as climate change, threats from pests and diseases and the need to make cultivation more resource-efficient and sustainable.

Drawing on an international range of expertise, this collection focuses on ways of improving the cultivation of tomatoes at each step in the value chain, from breeding to post-harvest storage. The book begins by looking at improvements in cultivation techniques, before moving on to review advances in ensuring genetic diversity, understanding of tomato physiology and breeding techniques. The collection concludes by discussing developments in understanding and managing pests and diseases.

Achieving sustainable cultivation of tomatoes will be a standard reference for horticultural scientists in universities, government and other research centres and companies involved in tomato cultivation.


Autumn Showers

Features:- :- While growing up in northern India, away from her native place, the author was often intrigued by her agriculturist grandfather’s constant letters to the Indian government. More than a decade after his death, she delves deep into the
letters he left behind and unravels a fascinating saga of her agriculturist family in her ancestral village in the southern state of Karnataka.
In an evocative narrative that spans over a century, the author takes the readers on a journey to her ancestral land and depicts her grandfather’s life through the various anecdotes she has collected over time. A dedicated farmer, he passionately fought for farmers’ rights till the end of his life. Part memoir, part history and part reportage bordering on fiction, Autumn Showers narrates the dynamic tale of the quintessential Indian society woven closely around agriculture and also details the challenges agriculture today faces in India and the world.


The Coconut: Phylogeny,Origins, and Spread

Features:- :-

The Coconut: Phylogeny, Origins, and Spread comprehensively covers the botany, phylogeny, origins, and spread of the coconut palm. The coconut is used primarily for its oil, fiber, and as an article of food, including its tender-nut water. Until the 1950s, coconut oil used to rank first in the world in production and international trade among all the vegetable oils. Since then, lower-cost sources such as the African oil palm, soybean, canola, and others have overtaken the coconut in oil production and trade. The coconut, Cocos nucifera L. (Arecaceae), is a dominant part of the littoral vegetation across the tropics. In addition to discussing the origins of the coconut and its use as a crop, the book covers the resurgence in the use of the coconut in food, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceuticals.


Race to Save the Tropics: Ecology And Economics For A Sustainable Future

Features:- :- Race to Save the Tropics documents the conflict between economic development and protection of biological diversity in tropical countries.


Vanille de Tahiti (Savoir & Saveurs t. 1) (French Edition)

Features:- :- Orchidée aux origines génétiques mystérieuses, la vanille tahitienne est le résultat d’un heureux mariage réalisé il y a un siècle et demi dans les Établissements français de l’Océanie.

Arôme d’aventure arrivé des lointaines iles Philippines, Vanilla tahitensis devint une espèce endémique et un produit à part sur le marché mondial des épices.

Dès lors, d’un océan à l’autre, de continents en archipels, Tahiti sera l’escale essentielle des grandes goélettes marchandes venues charger de la nacre, des oranges et des gousses de ce cette orchidée d’exception.

Découvrez la merveilleuse histoire Illustrée de ce fruit aux arômes enivrants qui a su inspirer de nombreuses passions commerciales, cosmétiques, culinaires et bien d'autres !


Banana Systems in the Humid Highlands of Sub-Saharan Africa: Enhancing Resilience and Productivity

Features:- :- ‘Banana Systems in the Humid Highlands of Sub-Saharan Africa: Enhancing Resilience and Productivity’ addresses issues related to agricultural intensification in the (sub)humid highland areas of Africa, based on research carried out in the Great Lakes Region by the Consortium for Improving Agriculture-based Livelihoods in Central Africa.


Postharvest Biology and Technology of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits: Mangosteen to White Sapote: 4 (Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition)

Features:- :- While products such as bananas, pineapples, kiwifruit and citrus have long been available to consumers in temperate zones, new fruits such as lychee, longan, carambola, and mangosteen are now also entering the market. Confirmation of the health benefits of tropical and subtropical fruit may also promote consumption further. Tropical and subtropical fruits are particularly vulnerable to postharvest losses, and are also transported long distances for sale. Therefore maximising their quality postharvest is essential and there have been many recent advances in this area. Many tropical fruits are processed further into purees, juices and other value-added products, so quality optimisation of processed products is also important. The books cover current state-of-the-art and emerging post-harvest and processing technologies. Volume 1 contains chapters on particular production stages and issues, whereas Volumes 2, 3 and 4 contain chapters focused on particular fruit.

Chapters in Volume 4 review the factors affecting the quality of different tropical and subtropical fruits from mangosteen to white sapote. Important issues relevant to each product are discussed, including means of maintaining quality and minimising losses postharvest, recommended storage and transport conditions and processing methods, among other topics.

With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Volume 4 of Postharvest biology and technology of tropical and subtropical fruits, along with the other volumes in the collection, are essential references both for professionals involved in the postharvest handling and processing of tropical and subtropical fruits and for academics and researchers working in the area.


Not by Timber Alone: Economics And Ecology For Sustaining Tropical Forests

Features:- :- Not by Timber Alone presents the findings of the Harvard Institute for International Development study, commissioned by the International Tropical Timber Organization, that examined the economic value of tropical hardwood forests as productive living systems and the potential for their multiple use management.


Living with the Trees of Life

Features:- :- Based on the career of Roger Leakey, the former Director of Research at the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry, this book presents the experiences of real life situations in rural villages of remote and distant places. Living with the Trees of Life demonstrates how the multi-disciplinary science of agroforestry, which embraces biology, genetics, ecology, agronomy, horticulture, forestry, soil science, food science, and the social sciences, can offer hope from the doom and gloom often emanating from the tropics. Written in an accessible and engaging style that will appeal to both a professional and general readership, this book takes a more positive approach to the issues facing agriculture and highlights an innovative approach to resolving the big issues of poverty, malnutrition, hunger and environmental degradation including climate change.


Tropical Soils: Properties and Management for Sustainable Agriculture (Topics in Sustainable Agronomy)

Features:- :- Agricultural ecology, or agroecology, deals in general with the structure and function of agroecosystems at different levels of resolution. In this text/reference, the authors describe in terms of agroecology the tropical environments of sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin and Central America, focusing on production and management systems unique to each region.


Temperate and Subtropical Fruit Production

Features:- :- Effective fruit production requires general knowledge of fruit husbandry such as nutrition, propagation, pruning and training, effects of climate and crop protection as well as specific cultivation techniques for each fruit. Fully revised and expanded to include organic fruit production, this new edition provides a thorough introduction to the cultivation of fruit found throughout the temperate and subtropical regions of the world.


Business Management for Tropical Dairy Farmers (Landlinks Press)

Features:- :- Most countries in South-East Asia have established smallholder dairy farming industries through social welfare and rural development programs to provide a regular cash flow for poorly resourced farmers. These farms are now being treated as accepted rural industries and require a more business-minded approach based on changes to farm profitability.
Business Management for Tropical Dairy Farmers gives smallholder dairy farmers the business management skills they will need to remain sustainable. Drawing on detailed financial analyses of smallholders in countries such as Pakistan, Thailand and Malaysia, it shows how to budget cash inputs to match cash outflows during different seasons of the year, and how to invest wisely in improving cattle housing and feeding systems.
If farmers make greater use of formats and structures for farm costs and returns, it will increase their awareness of the relative importance of all their financial inputs in terms of cost of production per kilogram of milk produced on the farm. It will also allow them to make more meaningful and timely decisions by correctly costing planned changes to their routine farming practices.
The book will also be of use to support organisations to more clearly define the key drivers of profit on smallholder farms, and to government departments and national dairy organisations to routinely evaluate and update their industry policies.


Sugarcane (World Agriculture Series)

Features:- :- From enhancing the flavour of food to providing a substrate for fermentation, sugar is renowned worldwide for its importance as a commodity. For many centuries sugarcane has been cultivated and developed, and we now have a huge range of crop varieties.


Based on Blackburn’s highly successful Sugarcane, originally published in 1984, this new edition has been fully revised and expanded by an international team of widely respected sugarcane specialists. Focussing on the agricultural aspects of the crop, this book follows a logical progression from the botany and breeding through to planning cultivation, control of weeds, pests and diseases, harvest management and payment for cane.





Comprehensive reference sections and further reading


Opciones para Restaurar Los Suelos Infructosos: Capítulo 2 de Opciones para Los Agricultores de Pequeña Escala (Spanish Edition)

Features:- :- Esta publicación es el Capítulo 2 de Opciones para los agricultores de pequeña escala es un libro lleno de opciones prácticas para aquellos que trabajan para ayudar a los agricultores a pequeña escala y jardineros urbanos en los trópicos y subtrópicos, muchos que luchan para producir suficiente comida para sostener a sus familias. ¿Cómo podemos ayudar al agricultor que tiene que sobrevivir en una parcela chica de terreno degradado sin agua ni posibilidades de comprar fertilizantes? La información es abundante, pero ¿cómo se puede revisarla toda para averiguar cuales intervenciones serán efectivas? Este es el punto donde es importante la perspectiva, y la mejor manera de conseguirla es conectarse con gente a fines quienes tienen la ventaja de la experiencia. Este capítulo abarca las opciones prácticas agrícolas orientadas al proyecto para la restauración de suelos no productivos.


Opciones de Cultivos Para Mejorar La Nutrición Humana: Capítulo 4 de Opciones para Los Agricultores de Pequeña Escala (Spanish Edition)

Features:- :- Esta publicación es el Capítulo 4 de Opciones para los agricultores de pequeña escala es un libro lleno de opciones prácticas para aquellos que trabajan para ayudar a los agricultores a pequeña escala y jardineros urbanos en los trópicos y subtrópicos, muchos que luchan para producir suficiente comida para sostener a sus familias. ¿Cómo podemos ayudar al agricultor que tiene que sobrevivir en una parcela chica de terreno degradado sin agua ni posibilidades de comprar fertilizantes? La información es abundante, pero ¿cómo se puede revisarla toda para averiguar cuales intervenciones serán efectivas? Este es el punto donde es importante la perspectiva, y la mejor manera de conseguirla es conectarse con gente a fines quienes tienen la ventaja de la experiencia. Este capítulo abarca las opciones prácticas agrícolas orientadas al proyecto para la restauración de suelos no productivos.


All About Coffee (1922)

Features:- :- This book is perhaps the most concise and complete work on coffee ever published. Even though it was written over 80 years ago it remains unmatched in its authoritative coverage of every aspect of coffee. This remarkably detailed book is legendary among connaisseurs of coffee and an essential read for all coffee lovers. It is of interest and usefulness to both the beginner and expert in coffee drinking, processing, and history. Contains hundreds of historical illustrations and photos covering the discovery of coffee to the 1920s.


Developing Smallholder Agriculture: A Global Perspective

Features:- :- This book presents a synthesis of three decades of work with small-holder producers and their communities. It takes the farming systems work of the 1980s a step further, and pays particular attention to those factors and issues that have proven to constrain agricultural develop-ment in developing economies. As a synthesis of experience from coun-tries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, the book is not specific to any country, but most readers should be able to quickly relate the subjects to their country. The book carefully reviews the hypotheses on which most assistance to smallholders has been based. It concentrates less on the agronomy and soil science of the author’s professional background, but more on the various factors that impinge on the farmers’ ability to implement more productive crop husbandry. In so doing, the book promotes looking beyond technology development, and concentrates on the supporting services that smallholders need to enable them to en-hance their crop management. It emphasizes the importance of vil-lage-level, private micro-enterprises as a cost-effective means of assist-ing smallholders. Public sector institutions in providing these support services.
Practical problems are addressed in the overall context of the socio-economic, political and technical environment of the smallholder. In-depth treatment is given to the roles of land-tenure, mechanisation, and irrigation. Sustainability is treated in a realistic way. Forging links be-tween different subjects and disciplines creates a holistic approach. The book uses both a scientific and a practical approach, and a special-ized and a general point of view. Different chapters can be used as a textbook for students, a handbook for extension workers and consult-ants, and a resource book for development practitioners, researchers and policy makers. It is sufficiently technical for the agricultural scien-tist as well as being sufficiently general for decision-makers and spe-cialists in related fields.


Elementos fundamentales del desarrollo agrícola: Capítulo 1 de Opciones Para los Agricultores de Pequeña Escala (Spanish Edition)

Features:- :- Esta publicación es el Capítulo 1 de Opciones para los agricultores de pequeña escala es un libro lleno de opciones prácticas para aquellos que trabajan para ayudar a los agricultores a pequeña escala y jardineros urbanos en los trópicos y subtrópicos, muchos que luchan para producir suficiente comida para sostener a sus familias. ¿Cómo podemos ayudar al agricultor que tiene que sobrevivir en una parcela chica de terreno degradado sin agua ni posibilidades de comprar fertilizantes? La información es abundante, pero ¿cómo se puede revisarla toda para averiguar cuales intervenciones serán efectivas? Este es el punto donde es importante la perspectiva, y la mejor manera de conseguirla es conectarse con gente a fines quienes tienen la ventaja de la experiencia.


A Journey to the Tea Countries of China

Features:- :- “We have rarely met with any book of travels which so entirely won our confidence.” —Athenaum

“Lively and picturesque ... his remarks evince shrewdness and good sense.” —The Westminster Review

"The value and interest of these books are very great." —Quarterly Review


Robert Fortune (1812 –1880) was a Scottish botanist, plant hunter and traveller, best known for disguising himself as Chinese royalty, traveling the tea country, and stealing tea plants and tea processing experts from China on behalf of the British East India Company. Fortune wrote of these adventures in his 1852 book “A Journey to the Tea Countries of China.”

The British had ascertained that the tea plants, introduced into India in 1835, were not of the variety most approved in China. To remedy this, Robert Fortune was deputed by the Court of Directors, in 1848, to visit China, and to obtain there the best varieties of tea, implements of manufacture, and good tea-makers.

Fortune was most successful. "As the result of this mission," we use his own words, "nearly 20,000 plants from the best black and green tea countries of Central China have been introduced to the Himalayas. Six first-rate manufacturers, two leadmen, and a large supply of implements from the celebrated Hwuychow districts, were also brought round, and safely located on the Government plantations in the hills."

Fortune first went to China in 1843 to collect botanical specimens for the Horticultural Society of London. He returned to this country in 1846, but again revisited the Celestial Empire in 1848, having been commissioned by the East India Directors to procure tea-plants and tea-makers for their plantations in the Himalayas. His instructions fulfilled, he came back to England in 1851, and was once more despatched in 1852 to secure an additional stock of plants and workmen. He remained with this object till 1856, at which period he had spent altogether nearly nine years among the people of China.

The importance of tea at this time in history cannot be understated, as Fortune relates:

"In these days, when tea has become almost a necessary of life to England and her wide-spreading colonies, its production upon a large and cheap scale is an object of no ordinary importance. ... One scarcely conceive the idea of the Chinese Empire existing, were it deprived of the tea plant.”

The sphere of Fortune's observation was as varied as it was prolonged. Instead of confining himself to the districts to which foreigners are limited by treaty, he advanced boldly into the interior. In one of his journeys he went habited like the natives, lived with them as one of themselves, and saw them free from every species of restraint.

Where the prejudices of this vainglorious ecclesiastic do not intervene, his account of Chinese customs is usually exact. From the outset of his journey he wore, to the horror of the mandarins, the red girdle and yellow hat which are the attributes of royalty, and in which no subject is permitted to appear under pain of perpetual exile. Dressed as an emperor, he assumed imperial authority. A solitary and obnoxious foreigner, he bearded officials of towns and provinces; and everywhere these jealous and conceited functionaries changed their nature in his presence, and in the heart of their own country tremblingly obeyed the lordly commands of the majestic M. Hue.

Fortune dwells upon the importance of preserving good humour when surrounded by Chinese. Laugh and joke with them, he says, and all will go well, but once lose your temper, and you will probably be hooted and pelted with stones. A stranger, who has little tact, geniality, and forbearance, is not unlikely to be irritated when a pestering mob call him a 'Pak Quei-tze,' or White Devil, which is the general name in China for a foreigner; and the man who has been pelted with stones brings away very different notions of the people from one who has drawn forth mirth and smiles.



The Banana: Empires, Trade Wars, and Globalization (At Table)

Features:- :-

The banana is the world’s most important fresh fruit commodity. Little more than a century old, the global banana industry began in the late 1880s as a result of technological advances such as refrigerated shipping, which facilitated the transportation of this highly perishable good to distant markets. Since its inception the banana industry has been fraught with controversy, exhibiting many of the issues underlying the basic global economic relations that first emerged in the era of European colonialism. Perhaps more than any other agricultural product, the banana reflects the evolution of the world economy. At each stage changes in the global economy manifested themselves in the economic geography of banana production and trade. This remains true today as neoliberal imperatives drive the globalization process and mandate freer trade, influencing the patterns of the transatlantic banana trade.
 
The Banana demystifies the banana trade and its path toward globalization. It reviews interregional relationships in the industry and the changing institutional framework governing global trade and assesses the roles of such major players as the European Union and the World Trade Organization. It also analyzes the forces driving today’s economy, such as the competitiveness imperative, diversification processes, and niche market strategies. Its final chapter suggests how the outcome of the recent banana war will affect bananas and trade in other commodities sectors as well.
 
The Banana belies the common perception of globalization as a monolithic and irresistible force and reveals instead various efforts to resist or modify the process at local and national levels. Nevertheless, the banana does represent another step toward a globalized and industrialized agricultural economy.


Options de restauration des sols improductifs: Chapitre 2 du livre Options agricoles pour les agriculteurs de petite echelle (French Edition)

Features:- :- Cette publication est le chapitre 2 de livre Options agricoles pour les agriculteurs de petite echelle est un livre rempli d'options pratiques pour ceux qui travaillent pour aider les petits agriculteurs et les jardiniers urbains dans les régions tropicales et subtropicales, dont beaucoup ont du mal à produire suffisamment de nourriture pour nourrir leurs familles. Comment pouvons-nous aider l'agriculteur qui doit survivre sur une petite parcelle de terres dégradées, sans eau ou sans moyens pour s'acheter des fertilisants? Il y a plein d'informations, mais comment peut-on trier tout cela pour savoir quelles interventions vont vraiment faire la différence? C'est là qu'une perspective est si importante, et la meilleure façon de l'obtenir est de se connecter avec des personnes partageant les mêmes idées et qui ont l'avantage d'avoir l'expérience.Ce chapitre contient quelques projets pratiques axés sur les options pour restaurer les sols non productifs.


Options oú l'eau est rare: Chapitre 3 du livre Options agricoles pour les agriculteurs de petite echelle (French Edition)

Features:- :- Cette publication est le chapitre 3 de livre Options agricoles pour les agriculteurs de petite echelle est un livre rempli d'options pratiques pour ceux qui travaillent pour aider les petits agriculteurs et les jardiniers urbains dans les régions tropicales et subtropicales, dont beaucoup ont du mal à produire suffisamment de nourriture pour nourrir leurs familles. Comment pouvons-nous aider l'agriculteur qui doit survivre sur une petite parcelle de terres dégradées, sans eau ou sans moyens pour s'acheter des fertilisants? Il y a plein d'informations, mais comment peut-on trier tout cela pour savoir quelles interventions vont vraiment faire la différence? C'est là qu'une perspective est si importante, et la meilleure façon de l'obtenir est de se connecter avec des personnes partageant les mêmes idées et qui ont l'avantage d'avoir l'expérience. Ce chapitre contient quelques projets pratiques axés sur les options pour résolution de problèmes liés aux faibles précipitations.


Moyens de diversification du champ des petits exploitants: Chapitre 5 du livre Options agricoles pour les agriculteurs de petite echelle (French Edition)

Features:- :- Cette publication est le chapitre 5 de livre Options agricoles pour les agriculteurs de petite echelle est un livre rempli d'options pratiques pour ceux qui travaillent pour aider les petits agriculteurs et les jardiniers urbains dans les régions tropicales et subtropicales, dont beaucoup ont du mal à produire suffisamment de nourriture pour nourrir leurs familles. Comment pouvons-nous aider l'agriculteur qui doit survivre sur une petite parcelle de terres dégradées, sans eau ou sans moyens pour s'acheter des fertilisants? Il y a plein d'informations, mais comment peut-on trier tout cela pour savoir quelles interventions vont vraiment faire la différence? C'est là qu'une perspective est si importante, et la meilleure façon de l'obtenir est de se connecter avec des personnes partageant les mêmes idées et qui ont l'avantage d'avoir l'expérience. Ce chapitre contient quelques projets pratiques axés sur les options pour résolution de problèmes liés aux faibles précipitations.


Options de cultures pour l'amelioration de la nutrition humaine: Chapitre 4 du livre Options agricoles pour les agriculteurs de petite echelle (French Edition)

Features:- :- Cette publication est le chapitre 4 de livre Options agricoles pour les agriculteurs de petite echelle est un livre rempli d'options pratiques pour ceux qui travaillent pour aider les petits agriculteurs et les jardiniers urbains dans les régions tropicales et subtropicales, dont beaucoup ont du mal à produire suffisamment de nourriture pour nourrir leurs familles. Comment pouvons-nous aider l'agriculteur qui doit survivre sur une petite parcelle de terres dégradées, sans eau ou sans moyens pour s'acheter des fertilisants? Il y a plein d'informations, mais comment peut-on trier tout cela pour savoir quelles interventions vont vraiment faire la différence? C'est là qu'une perspective est si importante, et la meilleure façon de l'obtenir est de se connecter avec des personnes partageant les mêmes idées et qui ont l'avantage d'avoir l'expérience. Ce chapitre contient quelques projets pratiques axés sur les options pour résolution de problèmes liés aux faibles précipitations.


Comment résoudre les problèmes de fléaux au niveau cultural ou animal? : Chapitre 6 du livre Options agricoles pour les agriculteurs de petite echelle (French Edition)

Features:- :- Cette publication est le chapitre 6 de livre Options agricoles pour les agriculteurs de petite echelle est un livre rempli d'options pratiques pour ceux qui travaillent pour aider les petits agriculteurs et les jardiniers urbains dans les régions tropicales et subtropicales, dont beaucoup ont du mal à produire suffisamment de nourriture pour nourrir leurs familles. Comment pouvons-nous aider l'agriculteur qui doit survivre sur une petite parcelle de terres dégradées, sans eau ou sans moyens pour s'acheter des fertilisants? Il y a plein d'informations, mais comment peut-on trier tout cela pour savoir quelles interventions vont vraiment faire la différence? C'est là qu'une perspective est si importante, et la meilleure façon de l'obtenir est de se connecter avec des personnes partageant les mêmes idées et qui ont l'avantage d'avoir l'expérience. Ce chapitre contient quelques projets pratiques axés sur les options pour résolution de problèmes liés aux faibles précipitations.


Comprendre et traiter les problémes de santé humaine: Chapitre 8 du livre Options agricoles pour les agriculteurs de petite echelle (French Edition)

Features:- :- Cette publication est le chapitre 8 de livre Options agricoles pour les agriculteurs de petite echelle est un livre rempli d'options pratiques pour ceux qui travaillent pour aider les petits agriculteurs et les jardiniers urbains dans les régions tropicales et subtropicales, dont beaucoup ont du mal à produire suffisamment de nourriture pour nourrir leurs familles. Comment pouvons-nous aider l'agriculteur qui doit survivre sur une petite parcelle de terres dégradées, sans eau ou sans moyens pour s'acheter des fertilisants? Il y a plein d'informations, mais comment peut-on trier tout cela pour savoir quelles interventions vont vraiment faire la différence? C'est là qu'une perspective est si importante, et la meilleure façon de l'obtenir est de se connecter avec des personnes partageant les mêmes idées et qui ont l'avantage d'avoir l'expérience. Ce chapitre contient quelques projets pratiques axés sur les options pour résolution de problèmes liés aux faibles précipitations.


L’utilisation des semences dans les projets de développement: Chapitre 7 du livre Options agricoles pour les agriculteurs de petite echelle (French Edition)

Features:- :- Cette publication est le chapitre 7 de livre Options agricoles pour les agriculteurs de petite echelle est un livre rempli d'options pratiques pour ceux qui travaillent pour aider les petits agriculteurs et les jardiniers urbains dans les régions tropicales et subtropicales, dont beaucoup ont du mal à produire suffisamment de nourriture pour nourrir leurs familles. Comment pouvons-nous aider l'agriculteur qui doit survivre sur une petite parcelle de terres dégradées, sans eau ou sans moyens pour s'acheter des fertilisants? Il y a plein d'informations, mais comment peut-on trier tout cela pour savoir quelles interventions vont vraiment faire la différence? C'est là qu'une perspective est si importante, et la meilleure façon de l'obtenir est de se connecter avec des personnes partageant les mêmes idées et qui ont l'avantage d'avoir l'expérience. Ce chapitre contient quelques projets pratiques axés sur les options pour résolution de problèmes liés aux faibles précipitations.


Postharvest Biology and Technology of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits: Açai to Citrus: 2 (Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition)

Features:- :- While products such as bananas, pineapples, kiwifruit and citrus have long been available to consumers in temperate zones, new fruits such as lychee, longan, carambola, and mangosteen are now also entering the market. Confirmation of the health benefits of tropical and subtropical fruit may also promote consumption further. Tropical and subtropical fruits are particularly vulnerable to postharvest losses, and are also transported long distances for sale. Therefore maximising their quality postharvest is essential and there have been many recent advances in this area. Many tropical fruits are processed further into purees, juices and other value-added products, so quality optimization of processed products is also important. The books cover current state-of-the-art and emerging post-harvest and processing technologies. Volume 1 contains chapters on particular production stages and issues, whereas Volumes 2, 3 and 4 contain chapters focused on particular fruit.

Chapters in Volume 2 review the factors affecting the quality of different tropical and subtropical fruits from açai to citrus fruits. Important issues relevant to each product are discussed, including means of maintaining quality and minimizing losses postharvest, recommended storage and transport conditions and processing methods, among other topics.

With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Volume 2 of Postharvest biology and technology of tropical and subtropical fruits, along with the other volumes in the collection, will be an essential reference both for professionals involved in the postharvest handling and processing of tropical and subtropical fruits and for academics and researchers working in the area.


The Different Modes of Cultivating the Pine-apple (Illustrated)

Features:- :- A considerable interest has been excited in the Horticultural world by the experiments of T. A. Knight, Esq. on the culture of the Pine Apple. Our object is to add our efforts to those of that eminent Horticulturist, in promoting the culture of that king of fruits.
The means which we consider as most likely to attain our object, is the bringing together accounts of all the different modes of treating that Plant, which have hitherto been adopted in Europe; and the sources from which we have drawn the means, are the different publications which have appeared on the Pine Apple, and our own observations on its management, by those Gardeners who are its most successful cultivators.


The Early History of the Tea Industry in North-East India (1918)

Features:- :- From inside the book:
During the period of my engagement as Scientific Officer to the Indian Tea association (1900-07) I had unrivaled opportunities to collect materials concerning the establishment of the tea industry in north-east India, both by having access to old reports which were placed in my hands, more particularly by the courtesy of the Superintendent of the Assam Company, by conversation with people now no longer with us who remembered the early days of the industry, and by examining the files of daily newspapers and weekly and monthly periodicals which exist in Calcutta. This being the case, I collected together a large number of copies of some documents, and notes from others bearing on the subject, for I felt that as the tea industry is practically the only successful Indian industry in the establishment of which Government took any large part, a study of it would probably be very useful in these days when so much is being stated about industrial development.

For ten years these materials and notes have remained with me unused. Their interest has, however, by no means diminished in the interval, — and I trust that the record of the pioneer labours, often against the strongest opposition and. most disheartening circumstances, will be of some advantage and encouragement to
other pioneers m connection with the agricultural and industrial development of India.

This pre-1923 publication has been converted from its original format for the Kindle and may contain an occasional defect from the original publication or from the conversion.


Shelf Life

Features:- :- The crucial subject of the shelf life of food products affects the manufacture, processing, distribution, sale and consumption of all foods. It is a hot topic that is on the mind of every 21st Century consumer and cannot be ignored. Following the clear and concise style of the Blackwell Food Industry Briefing Series, Shelf Life allows the reader to dip in and discover or re-discover how to manage shelf life of foods looking at definitions, regulations, responsibilities, and the important task of determining the shelf life of food products.

Separated into three sections, Shelf Life offers guidance on and answers to questions every person involved with food products should ask. It considers the mechanisms of food deterioration and the factors that can influence shelf life of foods and offers examples of how to determine the length of shelf life for different products.

Dominic Man writes as a recognised expert with proven experience in this field, and enables any reader to tackle day to day problems related to shelf life of foods. Discussing the close relationship between food safety and shelf life this book is an essential resource for all food industry professionals and scholars who need to gain an overview of this extremely important subject.

The book will appeal to senior students of food science and technology and related disciplines, and to practising food professionals such as product developers and quality assurance technologists.


Deep Jungle: Journey To The Heart Of The Rainforest

Features:- :- DEEP JUNGLE is an exploration of the most alien and feared habitat on Earth. Starting with man's earliest recorded adventures, Fred Pearce journeys high into the canopy - home to two-thirds of all the creatures on our planet, many of whom never come down to earth. During his travels he encounters all manner of fantastic flora and fauna, including a frog that can glide from tree to tree, a spider that can drag live chickens into its burrow and a flower that smells of decaying flesh.

It is in the jungle that Pearce discovers secrets about how evolution works, the intricate links that connect us all, and maybe even clues to where humans came from - here is the key to our future foods and medicines, our climate and our understanding of how life works. At the start of a new millennium Pearce asks why we continue to waste precious time - and billions of dollars - looking for signs of life elsewhere in our universe when the greatest range of life-forms that have ever existed lies right here on our doorstep. Today environmentalists say we are on the verge of destroying the last rainforests, and with them the planet's evolutionary crucible, and maybe even its ability to maintain life on Earth. But nature has a way of getting its own back. The Mayans and the people of Angkor went too far in manipulating nature and paid the ultimate price. Their civilisations died and the jungle returned. Nature reclaimed it's own and it may do so again ...


Tropical Root and Tuber Crops: 17 (Crop Production Science in Horticulture)

Features:- :- Most of the world's poorest smallholders depend on tropical roots and tubers crops as their principal source of food and nutrition. These species produce large quantities of dietary energy and have stable yields under difficult environmental conditions. The most important crops are cassava, sweet potato, yam and the aroids, sharing important common traits such as bulkiness, post-harvest perishability and vegetative propagation. This book compiles the most up to date information on the origin, genetics, physiology, agronomy, pests and diseases and post harvest processing of these crops, while attempting to provide ideas for further research and development.


Timpeall Chinn Sléibhe (Irish Edition)

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Máistir scoile as Baile an Ghleanna, Dún Chaoin, ba ea Seán Ó Dálaigh, rugadh é sa bhliain 1861. Tháinig dhá leabhar óna pheann, Clocha Sgáil (1930) agus Timpeall Chinn Sléibhe (1933), An Common Noun an t-ainm cleite a bhí air. Fuair sé bás sa bhliain 1940.


Tropical Fruits, Volume 1: 20 (Crop Production Science in Horticulture)

Features:- :- The first of two volumes, this book covers major tropical fruits such as avocado, litchi, mango, papaya and pineapple. Early chapters describe the tropics and its soils and deal with key issues such as tree management and postharvest handling, updated and expanded to include best handling practices and food safety issues and the way to address these issues in marketing. Following these are self-contained chapters on single fruits which provide in-depth studies of botany, areas of origin and distribution, descriptions of ecological requirements and world production and utilization of each fruit. Propagation & cultural practices from ancient to modern are described to show the regional differences that environmental and biological pressures exert on fruit production and fruit quality. Tropical Fruits is essential reading for students and teachers of horticulture as well as horticultural industry personnel and policy-makers.


(2in1) How To Stop Being Lazy and How To Grow Your Very Own Fruit Trees (2in1 HTeBooks Book 22)

Features:- :- 2 books in 1
How To Stop Being Lazy
How To Grow Your Very Own Fruit Trees


Sustainability in Coffee Production: Creating Shared Value Chains in Colombia

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Coffee, as a commodity and through its global value chains, is the focus of much interest to achieve fair trade and equitable outcomes for producers, processors and consumers. It has iconic cultural and economic significance for Colombia, which is one of the world's major coffee producers for the global market. This book examines sustainable coffee production in Colombia, specifically the initiatives of Nestlé to create shared value. 


It describes the transformation of the coffee landscape by the development of economically, socially and environmentally viable and dedicated supply chains. Suppliers have been encouraged to shift production and quality paradigms, in order to develop long-term and sustainable strategies for higher value and premium quality products. This has been partially achieved by establishing a robust partnership with the Coffee Growers Federation and other public, private and social actors, thereby taking control of the institutional architecture and knowledge base that exists in the country. The book provides an important lesson of corporate social responsibility and the creation of shared value for the benefit of farmers, corporations and consumers.


Options Where Water is Scarce: Chapter 3 of Agricultural Options for Small-Scale Farmers

Features:- :- This publication is Chapter 3 of Agricultural Options for Small-Scale Farmers is a book filled with practical options for those working to assist small-holder farmers and urban gardeners in the tropics and subtropics, many of whom struggle to produce enough food to feed their families. How can we help the farmer who must survive on a small parcel of degraded land without water or a means to purchase fertilizer? Information is abundant, but how does one sort through it all to find out what interventions will really make a difference? This is where perspective is so important, and the best way to gain it is to connect with like-minded people who have the benefit of experience.This publication covers practical, project-oriented agricultural options for coping with scarce rainfall.


When Coffee Speaks: Stories from and of Latin American Coffeepeople

Features:- :- Whatever your sentiments towards or knowledge of coffee, the stories coffee has to tell are surprising, intriguing, and always human. Part travelogue meets anthropological field notes, part industry review meets food sourcing exposé, When Coffee Speaks is a collection of interviews with all kinds of coffeepeople in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia.


Major Ragland's Instructions How to Grow and Cure Tobacco, Especially Fine Yellow

Features:- :- Back in the days before the Civil War, Major Ragland was a recognized authority on matters pertaining to agriculture; and an expert on seed selection and breeding.

In 1866, he made a record crop of tobacco, selling it at a price formerly unheard of; and being interested in seed breeding, he saved about five pounds of seed from his crop.

Then the newspapers heard of his wonderful crop of tobacco and printed long articles about Major Ragland and the Hyco Seed Farm.

Farmers in other parts of the country read these articles and wrote the Major, asking him to supply them with seed. The five pounds of seed would not begin to supply the demand and here the Major conceived the idea of growing seed for his fellow farmers.

The next year. he harvested and cleaned almost a bushel of tobacco seed. The press went wild over his achievement. Nothing like a. bushel of tobacco seed had ever been heard of before; and of course. this created a greater demand for the Major’s seed.

The Major was not a man to do things half way. He threw himself into seed growing, heart and soul. He loved the work.

Old varieties were improved. New ones created. The United States Department of Agriculture became interested in what the Major was doing; and before long foreign governments had their representatives at Hyco looking into matters.

Thus the business grew. Grew—not because of advertising—because in those days advertising was young. The world beat a path to the Hyco Farm, because on that farm in Old Virginia were raised the purest and- best seeds.


Options for Restoring Unproductive Soils: Chapter 2 of Agricultural Options for Small-Scale Farmers

Features:- :- This publication is Chapter 2 of Agricultural Options for Small-Scale Farmers is a book filled with practical options for those working to assist small-holder farmers and urban gardeners in the tropics and subtropics, many of whom struggle to produce enough food to feed their families. How can we help the farmer who must survive on a small parcel of degraded land without water or a means to purchase fertilizer? Information is abundant, but how does one sort through it all to find out what interventions will really make a difference? This is where perspective is so important, and the best way to gain it is to connect with like-minded people who have the benefit of experience.This publication covers practical, project-oriented agricultural options for restoration of unproductive soils.


"Cacao": A Treatise on the Cultivation and Curing of "cacao" (1892)

Features:- :- "Cacao": A Treatise on the Cultivation and Curing of "cacao" (Theobroma Cacao), Botany and Nomenclature of the Same and Hints on the Selection and Management of Estates.

This book published in 1892 has been reformatted for the Kindle and may contain an occasional defect from the original publication or from the reformatting.


Opciones Donde el Agua es Escasa: Capítulo 3 de Opciones para Los Agricultores de Pequeña Escala (Spanish Edition)

Features:- :- Esta publicación es el Capítulo 3 de Opciones para los agricultores de pequeña escala es un libro lleno de opciones prácticas para aquellos que trabajan para ayudar a los agricultores a pequeña escala y jardineros urbanos en los trópicos y subtrópicos, muchos que luchan para producir suficiente comida para sostener a sus familias. ¿Cómo podemos ayudar al agricultor que tiene que sobrevivir en una parcela chica de terreno degradado sin agua ni posibilidades de comprar fertilizantes? La información es abundante, pero ¿cómo se puede revisarla toda para averiguar cuales intervenciones serán efectivas? Este es el punto donde es importante la perspectiva, y la mejor manera de conseguirla es conectarse con gente a fines quienes tienen la ventaja de la experiencia. Este capítulo abarca las opciones prácticas agrícolas orientadas al proyecto para como aguantar lluvias escasas.


The Competitiveness of Tropical Agriculture: A Guide to Competitive Potential with Case Studies

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The Competitiveness of Tropical Agriculture: A Guide to Competitive Potential with Case Studies describes and synthesizes existing methodologies for evaluating competitiveness in agriculture, introduces extensions and refinements, and provides a novel approach based on a combination of quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

As exports of tropical fruit, nuts, and other high-value crops have been growing very rapidly from developing countries, but often encounter serious obstacles in their value chains, this book demonstrates how national agricultural policy is oftentimes not guided by considerations of inherent competitiveness.

In addition, the book presents case studies that illustrate the application of these approaches using quantitative frameworks. A concluding chapter introduces policy considerations for competitiveness from work in Jordan, Colombia, Estonia, Peru, and elsewhere, also discussing the role of specific policies in raising competitiveness sustainably and its role in reducing rural poverty.


Tropical agriculture : the climate, soils, cultural methods, crops, live stock, commercial importance and opportunities of the tropics

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Tropical agriculture : the climate, soils, cultural methods, crops, live stock, commercial importance and opportunities of the tropics. 454 Pages.


Journal of a Lady of Quality: Being the Narrative of a Journey from Scotland to the West Indies, North Carolina, and Portugal, in the years 1774 to 1776

Features:- :- Janet Schaw ( 1731 - 1801) traveled to the West Indies, the colony of North Carolina, and Portugal before returning home to Scotland in 1776. A copy of her epistolary account of her travels was discovered by a British Museum researcher and published for the first time in 1921.

The "Lady of Quality " whose journal is the subject-matter of this volume was Miss Janet Schaw, a cultivated Scotchwoman. She belonged to the British official class. Her father, Gideon Schaw, was in the customs service in Scotland and a brother, Robert, was a planter and man of standing in the lower Cape Fear region of North Carolina.

In the light of these facts it is natural to find that Miss Schaw's views of colonial affairs reflected those of the official class. She had no sympathy with the political aspirations or the methods of the revolutionary faction. But she was a keen observer, interested in people, appreciative of the beauties of nature, and gifted with the power of writing entertainingly. Her American experiences gave ample opportunity for the exercise of these talents.

On the voyage to the West Indies the knavery of the ship-captain, a dreadful storm, the sight of an Algerian corsair, and the hazing of emigrants while crossing the tropic gave a spice of high adventure such as is to be found usually only in works of fiction. In Antigua and St. Christopher she witnessed the brutal and also the milder phases of slavery, noted the prosperity and refinement of life among the planters, and also realized the insecure basis of economic organization.

It is, however, her impressions of North Carolina which make the book most valuable. On her arrival at Wilmington early in 1775 the controversy which was soon to result in war was reaching its crisis. Men and measures were therefore the subject of much comment by Miss Schaw. Contrary to existing local tradition, she found the lot of the plain people on the Cape Fear very similar to that of the same class in the Albemarle region as described by William Byrd a generation before. It is interesting to note, however, that the manners and character of the women were better than those of the men. Nor were her impressions of the upper class much more favorable. Men whom tradition has canonized as political saints were to this refined woman loose in morals, violent in methods, and not to be trusted. An exception was James Moore.

On the other hand, among the merchants. Englishmen and Scotsmen who had recently come to the colony, she found standards of life much higher. These, of course, became Loyalists while the natives and men of longer residence formed the basis of the revolutionary party. Unfortunately Miss Schaw seems to have known nothing of the deeper issues of British imperialism and this ignorance of course led to prejudice.

Yet the customs of the country and the acts of violence she witnessed or knew of give a certain support to her conclusions. Illustrative are her descriptions of the crude methods of agriculture, a funeral feast, the aversion to ideas or methods, the compelling men to sign the non-importation agreement, and the use of force against the royal governor.

Finally, in the autumn of 1775, Miss Schaw took refuge on a British man-of-war with Governor Martin and soon after sailed for Scotland via Lisbon. The Journal closes with an account of experiences as a tourist in Portugal.

Valuable as are these sketches of colonial life, they are matched in quality by the work of the editors. The foot-notes and the appendixes, the latter consisting of fourteen short essays, contain such wide information regarding colonial affairs and the beginning of the Revolution in North Carolina, much of it hitherto undisclosed, as to make the book a kind of vade mecum, an indispensable work of reference for all who would read deeply in West Indian and North Carolina affairs in the years 1774 and 1775.


Maneras de Diversificar una Pequeña Granja: Capítulo 5 de Opciones para Los Agricultores de Pequeña Escala (Spanish Edition)

Features:- :- Esta publicación es el Capítulo 5 de Opciones para los agricultores de pequeña escala es un libro lleno de opciones prácticas para aquellos que trabajan para ayudar a los agricultores a pequeña escala y jardineros urbanos en los trópicos y subtrópicos, muchos que luchan para producir suficiente comida para sostener a sus familias. ¿Cómo podemos ayudar al agricultor que tiene que sobrevivir en una parcela chica de terreno degradado sin agua ni posibilidades de comprar fertilizantes? La información es abundante, pero ¿cómo se puede revisarla toda para averiguar cuales intervenciones serán efectivas? Este es el punto donde es importante la perspectiva, y la mejor manera de conseguirla es conectarse con gente a fines quienes tienen la ventaja de la experiencia. Este capítulo abarca las opciones prácticas agrícolas orientadas al proyecto para la restauración de suelos no productivos.


Turkey Mind Control: How To Attract, Repel and Manage Wild Turkeys (Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Turkeys) (Natural Pest Control Book 19)

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How To Get Wild Turkeys To Do Your Bidding



Learn The Secrets of a Natural Turkey Control Expert

Whether you want to hunt, repel, attract or care for wild turkeys, this book is for you! Learn how to:

Use The Turkey's Natural Behavior to Attract or Repel Them With Ease


Turkeys are very predictable creatures if you understand their habits, likes and dislikes. Whether you're looking to start a turkey farm, are an aspiring turkey hunter or just want to learn more about the biggest wild bird in the United States, you will love this book!

About The Author

Stephen Tvedten was President of Stroz Services, Inc. (an alternative pest control company) for 25 years and is currently President of Get Set, Inc., an integrated pest management company and is also currently President of PEST (Prevent Environmental Suicide Today) an environmental group, and Steve is the founder of the Institute of Pest Management, Inc., Prescriptive Nutrients, Inc. and TIPM and the Natural Pest Control Association.

Steve is the consultant and advisor for Safe Solutions, Inc. Steve is Head of the Advisory Board for the Natural Pest Control Council of America. Steve was licensed as a Michigan Residential Builder and Maintenance Alteration Contractor and holds or has held Michigan pest control certifications in the following categories: Forest Pest Management, Wood Preservation, Turf, Ornamentals, Seed Treatment, Aquatic, Swimming Pools, Cooling Towers, Right-of-way, Structural Pest Management, Wood Destroying Organisms, Vertebrate, Interiorscape, Mosquito and Public Health. Steve also holds or has held Texas pest control certifications in General, Pest Control and Termite control, New York certifications in termite, structural, pest and rodent control. Ohio pest control certification in the following categories: seed treatment, general aquatic, swimming pool, general forest pest, timber stand improvement, wood preservation, industrial vegetation control, ornamental plant and shade tree, interior plantscape, vertebrate animal control, turf pest control, domestic, institutional, structural and health related pest control, general pest, termite, mosquito, house fly and vector control and Wisconsin certifications in forest, ornamental and turf, seed treatment, aquatic, right-of-way, general industrial, institutional, structural and health related, termite and wood preservation; State of Illinois certifications in seed treatment, right-of-way, ornamental and turf, forest, aquatic and mosquito pest control; State of Indiana certifications for seed treatment, wood preservative non-pressured, forest, ornamental, aquatic, right-of-way, residential, institutional and non-food industry pest control.

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Fundamentals of Agricultural Development: Chapter 1 of Agricultural Options for Small-Scale Farmers

Features:- :- This publication is Chapter 1 of Agricultural Options for Small-Scale Farmers, a book filled with practical options for those working to assist small-holder farmers and urban gardeners in the tropics and subtropics, many of whom struggle to produce enough food to feed their families. How can we help the farmer who must survive on a small parcel of degraded land without water or a means to purchase fertilizer? Information is abundant, but how does one sort through it all to find out what interventions will really make a difference? This is where perspective is so important, and the best way to gain it is to connect with like-minded people who have the benefit of experience.Foundational concepts, such as the weaving of agriculture and community development, are covered in this publication. It contains insights on research to be undertaken, as well as factors and issues to consider, before investing valuable resources in specific project interventions.


Agroforestry and Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical Landscapes

Features:- :- Agroforestry -- the practice of integrating trees and other large woody perennials on farms and throughout the agricultural landscape -- is increasingly recognized as a useful and promising strategy that diversifies production for greater social, economic, and environmental benefits. Agroforestry and Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical Landscapes brings together 46 scientists and practitioners from 13 countries with decades of field experience in tropical regions to explore how agroforestry practices can help promote biodiversity conservation in human-dominated landscapes, to synthesize the current state of knowledge in the field, and to identify areas where further research is needed.
Agroforestry and Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical Landscapes is the first comprehensive synthesis of the role of agroforestry systems in conserving biodiversity in tropical landscapes, and contains in-depth review chapters of most agroforestry systems, with examples from many different countries. It is a valuable source of information for scientists, researchers, professors, and students in the fields of conservation biology, resource management, tropical ecology, rural development, agroforestry, and agroecology.


Seasoning Of Wood: A TREATISE ON THE NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL PROCESSES EMPLOYED IN THE PREPARATION OF LUMBER FOR MANUFACTURE, WITH DETAILED EXPLANATIONS OF ITS USES, CHARACTERISTICS AND PROPERTIES

Features:- :- A TREATISE ON THE NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL PROCESSES EMPLOYED IN THE PREPARATION OF LUMBER FOR MANUFACTURE, WITH DETAILED EXPLANATIONS OF ITS USES, CHARACTERISTICS AND PROPERTIES.


How Goats Can Fight Poverty: Complex problems do not always need complex solutions

Features:- :- TIME magazine has noted that my hometown, the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas metropolitan area, has the highest rate of people living below the poverty line in the country. However, the scourge of poverty only escalates when you move just outside of the metropolitan area into places called colonias. The colonias have been around for so long, that people just accept them as a part of the Rio Grande Valley that will never change.

People often have the idea in their head that a complex problem like poverty warrants an equally complex solution. My book “How Goats Can Fight Poverty” challenges this notion by detailing a plan I came up with to fight poverty in rural areas like the colonias with nothing more than some goats, some plants, and some cooperation. This plan, often referred to as my “goat idea”, has won me the Pal Make-A-Difference Award and has even been the subject of a house resolution passed in the Texas House. Despite these recognitions, I understand that my small operation does not have the capacity to change many lives outside of the Rio Grande Valley—which is why I decided to write “How Goats Can Fight Poverty.” I want to give my idea to anyone who wants to make it his or her own. To substantiate my idea I have provided real world examples, interesting stories, and original interviews from companies like Shiner Bock and Goatboy Soap. After reading this, I hope my readers realize that a complex problem like poverty does not always warrant an equally complex solution. Sometimes the solution to a problem like poverty can be as simple as a few goats, some cactus, and a little cooperation.

As a final note I would like to add that a quarter of the proceeds from the sale of my book will go to the Knapp Community Care Foundation and another quarter will go to LUPE (an outreach program in the Rio Grande Valley) in order to support the incredible work that they are doing to better our community.


Options for Coping with Crop or Animal Pests: Chapter 6 of Agricultural Options for Small-Scale Farmers

Features:- :- This publication is Chapter 6 of Agricultural Options for Small-Scale Farmers is a book filled with practical options for those working to assist small-holder farmers and urban gardeners in the tropics and subtropics, many of whom struggle to produce enough food to feed their families. How can we help the farmer who must survive on a small parcel of degraded land without water or a means to purchase fertilizer? Information is abundant, but how does one sort through it all to find out what interventions will really make a difference? This is where perspective is so important, and the best way to gain it is to connect with like-minded people who have the benefit of experience.This publication covers practical, project-oriented agricultural options for restoration of unproductive soils.


Wanderings in the Great Forests of Borneo: Travels and Researches of a Naturalist in Sarawak

Features:- :- The author Odoardo Beccari ( 1843 – 1920) was an Italian adventurer naturalist and acquaintance of Darwin. The translator for this English version was Enrico Hillyer Giglioli (1845 – 1909) was an Italian zoologist and anthropologist.

Dr. Beccari spent 13 years from 1865 to 1878 undertaking research in Sarawak, Brunei and other islands off present-day Indonesia, Malaysia, and Papua New Guinea. He spent most of his time in Indonesia (then Dutch East Indies) and believed to be able to speak Malay, Javanese, and Sundanese fairly fluently. During his career he discovered many new species of plants, mainly palms (family Arecaceae).

Dr Beccari is a naturalist, thoroughly trained in all branches of the science, but his first love is clearly for the plants. He gives, as few others have ever given us, a masterly picture of the vegetation of that island continent. But the book is by no means confined to Botany. There are admirable word pictures of the natives and their habits and customs ; graphic pictures of animal life. As an example one may mention Chapter X[., which is devoted to the Orang-utan, and lightened by a full account of the 'itan-sumpit,’ or blow-pipe fish, which brings down its insect prey with an unerringly ejected drop of water. A couple of years or so were profitably spent in Sarawak in exploring the rivers Bintulu, the Rejang, and the Batang Lupar, and very interesting collections of animals, birds, insects, and plants were obtained.

Dr. Beccari's success as a collector is widely known, and perhaps no one has done more in this way since Dr. Alfred Russel Wallace visited the Malay Archipelago, including Borneo, now many years ago.

Throughout the book there are numerous references and observations on the natives and their customs and beliefs, as also anent the timber and fruit-yielding trees, the Palms, Ferns, Orchids, Nepenthes, and other rare and beautiful or economic types of vegetation with which Borneo abounds. The capital city of Brunei, the Island of Labuan, and other places were visited.


Free Range Chicken In The Tropics

Features:- :- I got invited to give a presentation to farmers’ cooperatives in Bukidnon province in Mindanao, Philippines to share with them what I learned from my small free range chicken project. This book is basically a written version of that presentation—a simple, practical hands-on approach. It is not meant to be overly technical—there are traditional books for that. I sincerely hope it helps you. The farm is in my tropical Philippines, so I guess it will also be adaptable to other tropical countries. For commercial purposes, I suggest the Kabir breed (like Rhode Island), since they grow quickly and could easily reach 1.7 kgs in 10 weeks. Of the breeds, I favor least the Native breed. By the time they are about to reach 1 kg which takes a long 5 months, they are either stolen, eaten by pythons, or they simply wander off to the next barrio in search of better entertainment.


Les Fondements du developpement agricole: Chapitre 1 du livre: Options agricoles pour les agriculteurs de petite echelle (French Edition)

Features:- :- Cette publication est le chapitre 1 de livre Options agricoles pour les agriculteurs de petite echelle est un livre rempli d'options pratiques pour ceux qui travaillent pour aider les petits agriculteurs et les jardiniers urbains dans les régions tropicales et subtropicales, dont beaucoup ont du mal à produire suffisamment de nourriture pour nourrir leurs familles. Comment pouvons-nous aider l'agriculteur qui doit survivre sur une petite parcelle de terres dégradées, sans eau ou sans moyens pour s'acheter des fertilisants? Il y a plein d'informations, mais comment peut-on trier tout cela pour savoir quelles interventions vont vraiment faire la différence? C'est là qu'une perspective est si importante, et la meilleure façon de l'obtenir est de se connecter avec des personnes partageant les mêmes idées et qui ont l'avantage d'avoir l'expérience.


Mighty Banana: The Amazing True Story of the United Fruit Company (1914)

Features:- :- “The United Fruit Company's political and economic achievement is a commanding achievement that needs to be studied and Mr. Adams has given us some very interesting material.” - Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

In 1914, the famous author and reformer Frederick Upham Adams published "The Conquest of the Tropics," a lengthy 400-page book on "the story of the creative enterprises conducted by the United fruit company." It is from this lengthy book that chapters on the banana industry have been excerpted and republished here for the convenience of the interested reader. (Lengthy topics such as Central American healthcare, the Cuban sugar industry, and country histories have been omitted here with the goal of preserving a focus on the banana industry.)

Adams' writings on the United Fruit company were well-received at the time of publication:

“Absorbing, ... the story is one of decided interest, ... a genuine storehouse of information.” - Bulletin of the Pan American Union

“Interesting and informing ...” -Boston Transcript

Contrary to the writings of muck-raking self-appointed "historians." who typically seek out the evils of big business and disregard for “income reasons” the great constructive work which they have accomplished, Adams has taken a different tact in his writings on the United Fruit Company.

Adams details how the banana industry, in order to secure its own existence, carried the message of civilization and sanitation into the swamps and jungles. It made livable an inhabitable portion of the globe. This alone would entitle those who have accomplished it to the commendation of the world, but greater things have been done. An entirely new article of food had been brought to temperate North America by the enterprise of the United Fruit Company.

From the humble begining of Andrew W. Preston and his associates, who invested $20,000 to promote the banana business in 1885, the United Fruit Company, importing 24975,640 bunches of bananas a year, has gradually grown. The conquest of the tropics was not alone a commercial enterprise, all of the tropical pests breeding malaria and yellow fever had to be vanquished.

Prior to 1885, the year the Boston Fruit Company was organized, bananas were little known in the United States. They were regarded as a luxury and were sold for any fantastic price dealers could command. The transportation of the fruit was a perilous undertaking as bananas are exceedingly perishable, and ship owners who attempted their transportation were gambling at long odds. The crop was uncertain and hurricanes and floods frequently destroyed the yield of an entire district.

Adams writes:

"The normal death-rate of a typical Central American seaport, in the years prior to the advent of the banana industry, was not less than 150 annually out of a population of 1,000 ! This is fully ten times what it is now. It was almost sure death for an unacclimated foreigner to remain a week in these unsanitary surroundings. The wealthy citizen of Costa Rica or Guatemala who wished to go to London, Paris, or New York on business or pleasure approached the Pacific port from which he was to sail in fear and trembling, and thousands who longed to make such trips could not be induced to take the risk."

Adams' whole work is replete with illustrations of the advantages of production and distribution that big producers enjoy over the small producer, and how the small producer is benefited by contact with large enterprises. The book is a travelogue and romance as well as an industrial history.

Frederick Upham Adams (1859 – 1921) was an American inventor, writer, editor, and political organizer. He was the author of "President John Smith"; "The Majority Rule League of the U.S."; The Kidnapped Millionaires"; "John Henry Smith"; and "The Bottom of the Well."


Journal of a West-India Proprietor: Kept During a Residence in the Island of Jamaica (1834)

Features:- :- Matthew Gregory Lewis (1775 – 1818) was an English Deputy-Secretary at War; Member of Parliament as well as famous travel author, novelist, and dramatist, often referred to as "Monk" Lewis, because of the success of his 1796 Gothic novel, The Monk.

The Journal of a West-India Proprietor" is indeed a curiosity: it is a posthumous production of the author of 'The Monk,' and, is regarded as the best of all the creations of his pen.

BY some accident this most agreeable and amusing volume, "Journal of a
West-India Proprietor" slipped off the reading public's table and was for a time forgotten; yet it ought to rank among the first and foremost of the 19th century productions of the press, for its graceful humour, its lively narrative, its elegant descriptions, its characteristic anecdotes, and its easy unaffected style; not to speak of the very delightful verses scattered over it

Lewis owned considerable property in Jamaica, within four miles of Savanna-la-Mer, or Savanna-la-Mar. Mr. Lewis was the proprietor of the two estates in Jamaica—and he very wisely and humanely determined to visit them himself; to inspect their condition, correct their abuses, calculate their means, arrange their future establishment, and in fact make himself master of that little-understood subject, the nature of a West India estate, with its tribe of overseers, governors, trustees, drivers, doctors, sugar-boilers, book-keepers, slaves, quadroons, oboem 'n, turkies, alligators, kittie-katties, not to mention centipedes, galliwasps, landcrabs, and musquitoes, all of whom claim a right to the soil, and jointly with his gracious Majesty's Custom-house officers, to no small parts of the profits of the estate; leaving, however, generously to the owner, if he should reside in England, a handsome profit of one pound on each hogshead of sugar; and if he should go to the West Indies, in order to increase his profits, and look after his slaves; the probable chance of the yellow fever or an insurrection of the slaves.

This book importantly gives an insight into conditions and history of slavery in Jamaica.

Regarding his slaves, the author writes:

"The negroes . . . had been praying for a sight of their master year after year; they were in raptures at my arrival. I have suffered no one to be punished, and shown them every possible indulgence during my residence amongst them; and, one and all, they declare themselves perfectly happy and well treated. Yet, previous to my arrival, they made thirty-three hogsheads a-week; in a fortnight after my landing, their product dwindled to twenty-three; during this last week they have managed to make but thirteen. Still they are not ungrateful, they are only selfish; they love me very well, but they love themselves a great deal better; and, to do them justice, I verily believe that every negro on the estate is extremely anxious that all should do their full duty, except himself. My censure, although accompanied with the certainty of their not being punished, is by no means a matter of indifference. If I express myself to be displeased, the whole property is in an uproar; every body is finding fault with every body; nobody that does not represent the shame of neglecting my work, and the ingratitude of vexing me by their ill conduct: and then each individual—having said so much, and said it so strongly, that he is convinced of its having its full effect in making the others do their duty—thinks himself quite safe and snug in skulking away from his own.

This book possesses three recommendations,—its subject—its writer—and its intrinsic agreeableness. It is one of those works which we would not willingly suffer to pass unnoticed. This journal stands high among works of a similar kind, for grace, lightness, pleasantry, descriptive power, felicity of expression, and conversational fluency and freedom.

1834 publication reformatted for the Kindle; may contain occasional imperfection; original spellings k


Blueprints for Tropical Dairy Farming: Increasing Domestic Milk Production in Developing Countries

Features:- :- Blueprints for Tropical Dairy Farming provides insight into the logistics, infrastructure and management required for the development of small and large dairy farms in tropical developing countries. Farmers will learn how to improve the welfare, milk quality and productivity of their dairy herds. This book complements author John Moran’s five previous books on the principles of tropical dairy farming.
The manual covers a wide range of topics related to ensuring the sustainability of dairy production systems in tropical developing countries, such as South and East Asia, Africa and Central America. It also provides guidelines for the best management practices of large-scale, more intensive dairy systems. While smallholder farms are the major suppliers of milk in the tropics, many larger farms are becoming established throughout the tropics to satisfy the increasing demands for fresh milk.
Blueprints for Tropical Dairy Farming will be a valuable resource for farmers and stockpeople who want to improve the productive performance of their dairy herds, farm advisers who can assist farmers to achieve this aim, educators who develop training programs for farmers or who train dairy advisers in the basics of dairy production technology, and other stakeholders in tropical dairy production, such as local agribusiness, policy makers and research scientists. National and international agencies will learn new insights into the required long-term logistics for regional dairy development, while potential investors will acquire knowledge into intensive tropical dairy farming.


A Woman Rice Planter (1914)

Features:- :- An unusual phase of southern life and one totally unfamiliar to most northern readers is pictured by Patience Pennington in A Woman Rice Planter. They are the experiences of Mrs. Patience Pennington, a typical Southern woman, who tells her story with great modesty and much charm. The book is an informal description, in diary form, of the writer's experiences in managing a large rice plantation in South Carolina.

This South Carolina lady actually managed two large rice plantations on her own account. This required so much resource, energy, tact, patience, and executive ability that the story of its achievement is amazing, more—it shows a most unusual combination of rugged courage with womanly sympathy and religious devotion to duty. The volume is illustrated with quaint woodcuts.

lts literary value is in its picture of what Owen Wister, who writes the introduction, calls “the highly accentuated characteristics" of the rice-plantation coast of South Carolina, and in a story of really heroic effort. The writer, daughter of an ex-Governor of South Carolina, invests all her slender funds in the family plantation of Cherokee, and with the uncertain aid of hands and renters, and in the face of many natural obstacles, successfully manages the huge enterprise. Her dangers, her ventures, the patience exhausting performances of the farm hands, her interest in the growth of the crops and in the animals which are her only real companions, are related in simple and vivid diary form.

Not heavy tomes of sociological exposition could give so vital a picture of Southern life and problems. The courage of the book is notable. Her hands would get into debt, and neither cajolery nor threats could move them to payment; hired to plough by the acre, they would turn up just a sufficient number of furrows to cover the ground with an appearance of fresh earth; they would row for miles to steal her harvested rice by night; they would do nothing by directions, and nothing right; their communal morality was of the most primitive, distorted kind; and yet she always feels hopefully that in keeping their cabins erect, their burying grounds clean, their rice-fields green, their sons out of the urban gulf, her indomitable efforts are their own reward. Under her hand some of the unsophisticated hands become friends well worth her and the reader’s attention. Without deep resources of description or narrative talent, her faithfulness to detail and her enthusiasm in her work have made a book of genuine historical value to the South.

“Patience Pennington’s” veracious narrative, in the form of letters and diary jottings, was originally printed by the New York “Sun” in order to give outsiders some conception of the struggles of a Southern woman, who, alone and unaided, has attempted to manage the irresponsible farm hands on two large South Carolina rice plantations under post-bellum conditions. By means of this series of pathetic and humorous anecdotes woven into philosophical and religious meditations with consummate skill, the author has accomplished her purposes.

The pictures which the author gives of Southern life are charming—the days out of doors enjoying the beauty of the woods and fields and sky, the long drives with funny little “ Dab " sitting up behind, the perilous crossing of the flatboat ferry with the spirited horses, the long rows across the river to visit a neighbor, the days of planting and harvesting in the fields directing the picturesque workers—all are vivid and interesting. The illustrations have, for the most part, the real charm of the South, and are Millet-like in their characterization of peasant life.


The International Cocoa Trade

Features:- :- ‘An overview of the history of cocoa, the factors affecting its production and consumption as well as how the trade is conducted, various risks mitigated, and by whom. …The International Cocoa Trade is a work designed to inform all on the subject of cocoa and an essential guide for those involved in its trade.’

Dr J. Vingerhoets, Executive Director, ICCO

Cocoa is a valuable commodity, and the cocoa trade involves many different parties from growers and exporters through dealers and factories to those trading futures and options and the banks they deal with. The International Cocoa Trade provides an authoritative and comprehensive review of the cocoa trade at the beginning of the twenty-first century, and the main factors that drive and affect that business.

The opening chapter of the third edition examines the history and origins of the international cocoa trade, and its recent developments. The agronomics of cocoa production are discussed in chapter two whilst chapter three deals with the environmental and practical factors affecting cocoa production. Chapters four, five and six cover issues around the export and trading of physical cocoa, including the actuals market, the physical contracts used and the futures and options markets. In chapter seven, the international consumption and stocks of cocoa are reviewed with chapter eight discussing the issue of quality assessment of cocoa beans for international trade. Finally, chapter nine focuses on the end product, examining the processing of cocoa beans and the manufacture of chocolate. Updated appendices provide copies of some of the most important documents used in the cocoa trade, including contracts, sale rules and world production statistics.

This comprehensively updated third edition of The International Cocoa Trade ensures its continued status as the standard reference for all those involved in the production consumption and international trading of cocoa.


Eat Right! Burn Fat!: Miracle Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar Diet with Healthy and Tasty Recipes with Photos, Rapid Loss Weights, Smoothies

Features:- :- All recipes with photos!
Who is ready to lose weight BEFORE CHRISTMAS?

Do you have a bottle of apple cider vinegar tucked away at the back of your cupboard?
Has it been there for some time because you don’t know what to do with it?
Apple cider vinegar is like magic! This sour drink might not be to your taste for an evening tipple, but the health benefits alone are worth considering and when you learn how to use it properly you’ll find hundreds of uses you’d never considered.
In EAT RIGHT! BURN FAT! Miracle Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar, you will find all the information you’ll ever need about this product, all in one place, with chapters on:



Whether you want to lose some weight, fight against cancer, use it as a detox or relieve the symptoms of dozens of medical conditions, using apple cider vinegar is something you should try.
And with lots of recipes included, you can also get your family taking this amazing supplement without them even knowing about it.
Get a copy of EAT RIGHT! BURN FAT! Miracle Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar now and see how it can help you!


The Organic Farming Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Starting and Running a Certified Organic Farm

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Providing expert tips on tending the land, caring for animals, and necessary equipment, Ann Larkin Hansen also covers the intricate process of acquiring organic certification and other business considerations important to a profitable operation. Discover the rewarding satisfaction of running a successful and sustainable organic farm.


Rebuilding the Foodshed: How to Create Local, Sustainable, and Secure Food Systems (Community Resilience Guides)

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Droves of people have turned to local food as a way to retreat from our broken industrial food system. From rural outposts to city streets, they are sowing, growing, selling, and eating food produced close to home—and they are crying out for agricultural reform. All this has made "local food" into everything from a movement buzzword to the newest darling of food trendsters.



But now it's time to take the conversation to the next level. That's exactly what Philip Ackerman-Leist does in Rebuilding the Foodshed, in which he refocuses the local-food lens on the broad issue of rebuilding regional food systems that can replace the destructive aspects of industrial agriculture, meet food demands affordably and sustainably, and be resilient enough to endure potentially rough times ahead.



Changing our foodscapes raises a host of questions. How far away is local? How do you decide the size and geography of a regional foodshed? How do you tackle tough issues that plague food systems large and small—issues like inefficient transportation, high energy demands, and rampant food waste? How do you grow what you need with minimum environmental impact? And how do you create a foodshed that's resilient enough if fuel grows scarce, weather gets more severe, and traditional supply chains are hampered?



Showcasing some of the most promising, replicable models for growing, processing, and distributing sustainably grown food, this book points the reader toward the next stages of the food revolution. It also covers the full landscape of the burgeoning local-food movement, from rural to suburban to urban, and from backyard gardens to large-scale food enterprises.


The Farm on the Roof: What Brooklyn Grange Taught Us About Entrepreneurship, Community, and Growing a Sustainable Business

Features:- :- The founders of Brooklyn Grange, the world’s largest green rooftop farm, share their inspirational story of changing the world through entrepreneurship.
 
In their effort to build the world’s first and largest commercial green rooftop farm, the founders of Brooklyn Grange learned a lot about building and sustaining a business while never losing sight of their mission—to serve their community by providing delicious organic food and changing the way people think about what they eat. But their story is about more than just farming. It serves as an inspirational and instructional guide for anyone looking to start a business that is successful while making a positive impact.
 
In The Farm on the Roof, the team behind Brooklyn Grange tell the complete story of how their “farmily” made their dream a reality. Along the way, they share valuable lessons about finding the right partners, seeking funding, expanding, and identifying potential sources of revenue without compromising your core values—lessons any socially conscious entrepreneur can apply toward his or her own venture. Filled with colorful anecdotes about the ups and downs of farming in the middle of New York City, this story is not just about rooftop farming; it’s about utilizing whatever resources you have to turn your backyard idea into a sky-high success.


Song of Increase: Listening to the Wisdom of Honeybees for Kinder Beekeeping and a Better World

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The most joyful emanation produced by a colony of bees is known as the “song of increase”—declaring that the hive is flourishing and the bees are happy in its abundance. Song of Increase takes us inside the world of the honeybee to glean the wisdom of these fascinating creatures with whom humanity has shared a sacred bond for millennia.

Within these pages is a bee-centric approach to living with honeybees, rather than advice for simply maximizing the products they provide. Jacqueline Freeman takes us beyond traditional beekeeping and offers a way to work in harmony with honeybees for both their good and ours. “Our way is one of kind observation,” she explains, “where we create supportive homes and fields for bees to live in, as well as tend the heartfelt relationships we form by being together.”

Song of Increase focuses on hidden aspects of apiculture that lead us naturally to more sustainable practices. Freeman illuminates the unity consciousness that guides every action in the colony and how this profound awareness can influence the way we see both the natural world and ourselves. Each chapter presents a wealth of information about the life of bees, including Freeman’s personal insights and direct teachings received from the bees themselves.


Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis

Features:- :- In Soil Not Oil, Vandana Shiva explains that a world beyond dependence on fossil fuels and globalization is both possible and necessary. Condemning industrial agriculture as a recipe for ecological and economic disaster, Shiva champions the small, independent farm: their greater productivity, their greater potential for social justice as they put more resources into the hands of the poor, and the biodiversity that is inherent to the traditional farming practiced in small-scale agriculture. What we need most in a time of changing climates and millions who are hungry, she argues, is sustainable, biologically diverse farms that are more resistant to disease, drought, and flood. “The solution to climate change,” she observes, “and the solution to poverty are the same.” Soil Not Oil proposes a solution based on self-organization, sustainability, and community rather than corporate power and profits.


Farms with a Future: Creating and Growing a Sustainable Farm Business

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What makes a farm sustainable and successful? And what special qualities and skills are needed for someone to become a successful farmer?



Rebecca Thistlethwaite addresses these and other crucial questions in this uniquely important book, which is a must-read for anyone who aspires to get into farming, or who wants to make their farm business more dynamic, profitable, and, above all, sustainable. Over an entire year, the author and her husband-experienced farmers themselves-took a sabbatical and traveled the length and breadth of the United States to live and work alongside some of the nation's most innovative farmers. Along the way they learned about best practices, and a whole lot about what doesn't work.



Farms with a Future shares this collective wisdom in an inspirational yet practical manner; it will help beginners avoid many of the common mistakes that first-time farmers make. Just as importantly, it discusses positive ideas that can help make any farm enterprise vibrant and financially profitable. Profiles of more than a dozen representative farms help round out the invaluable information and encourage farmers to embrace their inner entrepreneur. Younger growers, in particular, will benefit by learning about "the right stuff" from both their peers and longtime experts.This book provides a useful reference for beginning and experienced farmers alike. While many other books address agricultural production, there are very few that talk about business management for long-term sustainability. Farms with a Future offers an approachable, colorful take on building a triple-bottom-line farming business.


The Farming Ladder

Features:- :- This early work by G. Henderson is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details the experiences of a farmer and his thoughts on the best methods of agricultural production. He includes chapters on poultry, cattle, corn and much more. This fascinating work is thoroughly recommended for those with an interest in the farming industry and its historical technologies and developments. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.


Food Justice (Food, Health, and the Environment)

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In today's food system, farm workers face difficult and hazardous conditions, low-income neighborhoods lack supermarkets but abound in fast-food restaurants and liquor stores, food products emphasize convenience rather than wholesomeness, and the international reach of American fast-food franchises has been a major contributor to an epidemic of "globesity." To combat these inequities and excesses, a movement for food justice has emerged in recent years seeking to transform the food system from seed to table. In Food Justice, Robert Gottlieb and Anupama Joshi tell the story of this emerging movement.

A food justice framework ensures that the benefits and risks of how food is grown and processed, transported, distributed, and consumed are shared equitably. Gottlieb and Joshi recount the history of food injustices and describe current efforts to change the system, including community gardens and farmer training in Holyoke, Massachusetts, youth empowerment through the Rethinkers in New Orleans, farm-to-school programs across the country, and the Los Angeles school system's elimination of sugary soft drinks from its cafeterias. And they tell how food activism has succeeded at the highest level: advocates waged a grassroots campaign that convinced the Obama White House to plant a vegetable garden. The first comprehensive inquiry into this emerging movement, Food Justice addresses the increasing disconnect between food and culture that has resulted from our highly industrialized food system.


Self Sufficiency: A Beginners Guide To Self Sufficiency Box Set 4 in 1

Features:- :- DISCOVER THE BASICS TO TINY HOUSES, BACKYARD CHICKENS, HOMESTEADING, AND MINI FARMING ALL IN ONE BOOK!

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Farm Marketing from the Heart: How to attract your dream customers and build your profitable farm.

Features:- :- We often start farming because we love the plants, the animals, the land—but we soon learn love does not pay the bills. Marketing and selling our products can feel like a mystery: How do we get customers to find us? How do we convince them they need our grass-fed beef, raw milk, or veggie-and-flowers CSA?

When you build deep trust with your customers, you create loyal customers who wouldn't think of shopping anywhere else and tell all their friends to shop with you, too, assuring you a strong customer base and taking the mystery out of sales and marketing.

Farm Marketing from the Heart shows you how to make this your reality by combining the right mindset and approach to marketing with a few sophisticated yet easy-to-use online marketing technologies that help you save time and effort, reach and build relationships with your dream customers, and build your thriving and profitable farm.


Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming, and Our Future

Features:- :- An agricultural revolution is sweeping the land. Appreciation for high-quality food, often locally grown, an awareness of the fragility of our farmlands, and a new generation of young people interested in farming, animals, and respect for the earth have come together to create a new agrarian community. To this group of farmers, chefs, activists, and visionaries, Letters to a Young Farmer is addressed. Three dozen esteemed leaders of the changes that made this revolution possible speak to the highs and lows of farming life in vivid and personal letters specially written for this collaboration.

Barbara Kingsolver speaks to the tribe of farmers—some born to it, many self-selected—with love, admiration, and regret. Dan Barber traces the rediscovery of lost grains and foodways. Michael Pollan bridges the chasm between agriculture and nature. Bill McKibben connects the early human quest for beer to the modern challenge of farming in a rapidly changing climate.

Letters to a Young Farmer is a vital road map of how we eat and farm, and why now, more than ever before, we need farmers.


Letter to a Young Farmer: How to Live Richly without Wealth on the New Garden Farm

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For more than four decades, the self-described “contrary farmer” and writer Gene Logsdon has commented on the state of American agriculture. In Letter to a Young Farmer, his final book of essays, Logsdon addresses the next generation—young people who are moving back to the land to enjoy a better way of life as small-scale “garden farmers.” It’s a lifestyle that isn’t defined by accumulating wealth or by the “get big or get out” agribusiness mindset. Instead, it’s one that recognizes the beauty of nature, cherishes the land, respects our fellow creatures, and values rural traditions. It’s one that also looks forward and embraces “right technologies,” including new and innovative ways of working smarter, not harder, and avoiding premature burnout.



Completed only a few weeks before the author’s death, Letter to a Young Farmer is a remarkable testament to the life and wisdom of one of the greatest rural philosophers and writers of our time. Gene’s earthy wit and sometimes irreverent humor combines with his valuable perspectives on many wide-ranging subjects—everything from how to show a ram who’s boss to enjoying the almost churchlike calmness of a well-built livestock barn.



Reading this book is like sitting down on the porch with a neighbor who has learned the ways of farming through years of long observation and practice. Someone, in short, who has “seen it all” and has much to say, and much to teach us, if we only take the time to listen and learn. And Gene Logsdon was the best kind of teacher: equal parts storyteller, idealist, and rabble-rouser. His vision of a nation filled with garden farmers, based in cities, towns, and countrysides, will resonate with many people, both young and old, who long to create a more sustainable, meaningful life for themselves and a better world for all of us.


The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities

Features:- :- A pioneering urban farmer and MacArthur “Genius Award” winner points the way to building a new food system that can feed—and heal—broken communities.

The son of a sharecropper, Will Allen had no intention of ever becoming a farmer himself. But after years in professional basketball and as an executive for Kentucky Fried Chicken and Procter & Gamble, Allen cashed in his retirement fund for a two-acre plot a half mile away from Milwaukee’s largest public housing project. The area was a food desert with only convenience stores and fast-food restaurants to serve the needs of local residents.

In the face of financial challenges and daunting odds, Allen built the country’s preeminent urban farm—a food and educational center that now produces enough vegetables and fish year-round to feed thousands of people. Employing young people from the neighboring housing project and community, Growing Power has sought to prove that local food systems can help troubled youths, dismantle racism, create jobs, bring urban and rural communities closer together, and improve public health. Today, Allen’s organization helps develop community food systems across the country.

An eco-classic in the making, The Good Food Revolution is the story of Will’s personal journey, the lives he has touched, and a grassroots movement that is changing the way our nation eats.


Hemp Bound: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution

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The stat sheet on hemp sounds almost too good to be true: its fibers are among the planet’s strongest, its seed oil the most nutritious, and its potential as an energy source vast and untapped. Its one downside? For nearly a century, it’s been illegal to grow industrial cannabis in the United States–even though Betsy Ross wove the nation’s first flag out of hemp fabric, Thomas Jefferson composed the Declaration of Independence on it, and colonists could pay their taxes with it. But as the prohibition on hemp’s psychoactive cousin winds down, one of humanity’s longest-utilized plants is about to be reincorporated into the American economy. Get ready for the newest billion-dollar industry.



In Hemp Bound:Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution, bestselling author Doug Fine embarks on a humorous yet rigorous journey to meet the men and women who are testing, researching, and pioneering hemp’s applications for the twenty-first century. From Denver, where Fine hitches a ride in a hemp-powered limo; to Asheville, North Carolina, where carbon-negative hempcrete-insulated houses are sparking a mini housing boom; to Manitoba where he raps his knuckles on the hood of a hemp tractor; and finally to the fields of east Colorado, where practical farmers are looking toward hemp to restore their agricultural economy—Fine learns how eminently possible it is for this misunderstood plant to help us end dependence on fossil fuels, heal farm soils damaged after a century of growing monocultures, and bring even more taxable revenue into the economy than its smokable relative.



Fine’s journey will not only leave you wondering why we ever stopped cultivating this miracle crop, it will fire you up to sow a field of it for yourself, for the nation’s economy, and for the planet.


The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century

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"The vertical farm is a world-changing innovation whose time has come. Dickson Despommier's visionary book provides a blueprint for securing the world's food supply and at the same time solving one of the gravest environmental crises facing us today."--Sting

Imagine a world where every town has their own local food source, grown in the safest way possible, where no drop of water or particle of light is wasted, and where a simple elevator ride can transport you to nature's grocery store - imagine the world of the vertical farm.

When Columbia professor Dickson Despommier set out to solve America's food, water, and energy crises, he didn't just think big - he thought up. Despommier's stroke of genius, the vertical farm, has excited scientists, architects, and politicians around the globe. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Despommier explains how the vertical farm will have an incredible impact on changing the face of this planet for future generations.
Despommier takes readers on an incredible journey inside the vertical farm, buildings filled with fruits and vegetables that will provide local food sources for entire cities.

Vertical farms will allow us to:
- Grow food 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
- Protect crops from unpredictable and harmful weather
- Re-use water collected from the indoor environment
- Provide jobs for residents
- Eliminate use of pesticides, fertilizers, or herbicides
- Drastically reduce dependence on fossil fuels
- Prevent crop loss due to shipping or storage
- Stop agricultural runoff

Vertical farms can be built in abandoned buildings and on deserted lots, transforming our cities into urban landscapes which will provide fresh food grown and harvested just around the corner. Possibly the most important aspect of vertical farms is that they can built by nations with little or no arable land, transforming nations which are currently unable to farm into top food producers. In the tradition of the bestselling The World Without Us, The Vertical Farm is a completely original landmark work destined to become an instant classic.


How to Start a Flower Farm: the complete step-by-step guide

Features:- :- Create a flower farm that works for you:

-what to grow and how to grow it
-where to sell your flowers
-how to define exactly what your purpose is



The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner: What to Do & When to Do It in the Garden, Orchard, Barn, Pasture & Equipment Shed

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This hardworking addition to the best-selling Backyard Homestead series offers expert advice on what tasks to do around your farm and when to do them — no matter where on the planet you call home. Author Ann Larkin Hansen sets the priorities for each area of the farm, including the barn, garden, orchard, field, pasture, and woodlot. For every critical turn of the year (12 in all), Hansen provides an at-a-glance to-do list along with tips and a more in-depth discussion of key topics for the season. Easy-reference charts, checklists, and record-keeping sections help you keep track of it all.


Sepp Holzer's Permaculture: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening (German Edition)

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Sepp Holzer farms steep mountainsides in Austria 1,500 meters above sea level. His farm is an intricate network of terraces, raised beds, ponds, waterways and tracks, well covered with productive fruit trees and other vegetation, with the farmhouse neatly nestling amongst them. This is in dramatic contrast to his neighbors' spruce monocultures.In this book, Holzer shares the skill and knowledge acquired over his lifetime. He covers every aspect of his farming methods, not just how to create a holistic system on the farm itself, but how to make a living from it. Holzer writes about everything from the overall concepts, down to the practical details.In Sepp Holzer's Permaculturereaders will learn:




Holzer offers a wealth of information for the gardener, smallholder or alternative farmer yet the book's greatest value is the attitudes it teaches. He reveals the thinking processes based on principles found in nature that create his productive systems. These can be applied anywhere.


The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability

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Part memoir, nutritional primer, and political manifesto, this controversial examination exposes the destructive history of agriculture—causing the devastation of prairies and forests, driving countless species extinct, altering the climate, and destroying the topsoil—and asserts that, in order to save the planet, food must come from within living communities. In order for this to happen, the argument champions eating locally and sustainably and encourages those with the resources to grow their own food. Further examining the question of what to eat from the perspective of both human and environmental health, the account goes beyond health choices and discusses potential moral issues from eating—or not eating—animals. Through the deeply personal narrative of someone who practiced veganism for 20 years, this unique exploration also discusses alternatives to industrial farming, reveals the risks of a vegan diet, and explains why animals belong on ecologically sound farms.


This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm

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Is there still a place for the farm in today’s America?


The family farm lies at the heart of our national identity, yet its future is in peril. Rick Hammond grew up on a small ranch, and for forty years he has raised cattle and crops on his wife’s fifth-generation homestead in York County, Nebraska, in hopes of passing it on to their four children. But as the handoff nears, their small family farm—and their entire way of life—are under siege. Rising corporate ownership of land and livestock is forcing small farmers to get bigger and bigger, assuming more debt and more risk. At the same time, after nearly a decade of record-high corn and soybean prices, the bottom has dropped out of the markets, making it ever harder for small farmers to shoulder their loans. All the while, the Hammonds are confronted by encroaching pipelines, groundwater depletion, climate change, and shifting trade policies. Far from an isolated refuge beyond the reach of global events, the family farm is increasingly at the crossroads of emerging technologies and international detente. Following the Hammonds from harvest to harvest, Ted Genoways explores this rapidly changing landscape of small, traditional farming operations, mapping as it unfolds day to day. This Blessed Earth is both a concise exploration of the history of the American small farm and a vivid, nuanced portrait of one family’s fight to preserve their legacy and the life they love.


Scheffer/Schachtschabel Soil Science

Features:- :- The soils are fundamental to our existence, delivering water and  nutrients to plants, that feed us. But they are in many ways in danger and their conservation is therefore a most important focus for science, governments and society as a whole.

A team of world recognised researchers have prepared this first English edition based on the 16th European edition.

• The precursors and the processes of soil development
• The physical, biological and chemical properties of soils
• Nutrients and  Pollutants
• The various soil classifications with the main focus on the World Reference Base for Soil Resources (WRB)
• The most important soils and soil landscapes  of the world
• Soil Evaluation Techniques
• Basic Principles of Soil Conservation


Whoever works with soils needs this book.


Heliophysics: Space Storms and Radiation: Causes and Effects (Heliophysics 3 Volume Set)

Features:- :- Heliophysics is a fast-developing scientific discipline that integrates studies of the Sun's variability, the surrounding heliosphere, and the environment and climate of planets. The Sun is a magnetically variable star and, for planets with intrinsic magnetic fields, planets with atmospheres, or planets like Earth with both, there are profound consequences. This volume, the second in this series of three heliophysics texts, integrates the many aspects of space storms and the energetic radiation associated with them - from causes on the Sun to effects in planetary environments. It reviews the physical processes in solar flares and coronal mass ejections, interplanetary shocks, and particle acceleration and transport, and considers many space weather responses in geospace. In addition to its utility as a textbook, it also constitutes a foundational reference for researchers in fields from heliophysics to climate science. Additional online resources, including lecture presentations and other teaching materials, are available at www.cambridge.org/9780521760515.


Sustaining Soil Productivity in Response to Global Climate Change: Science, Policy, and Ethics

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Sustaining Soil Productivity in Response to Global Climate Change: Science, Policy, and Ethics is a multi-disciplinary volume exploring the ethical, political and social issues surrounding the stewardship of our vital soil resources. Based on topics presented by an international group of experts at a conference convened through support of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, chapters include scientific studies on carbon sequestration, ecosystem services, maintaining soil fertility, and the effects of greenhouse gas emissions, as well as ethical issues ranging from allocation of land use to policies needed for climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Bringing together the latest research in soil science and climatology, Sustaining Soil Productivity in Response to Global Climate Change is a valuable resource for soil and plant scientists, agronomists and environmental scientists, as well as agricultural and natural resources engineers and economists, environmental policy makers and conservationists.

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Elastic Analysis of Soil-Foundation Interaction (Developments in Geotechnical Engineering)

Features:- :- Developments in Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 17: Elastic Analysis of Soil-Foundation Interaction focuses on the analysis of the interaction between structural foundations and supporting soil media.

The publication first elaborates on soil-foundation interaction problems; idealized soil response models for the analysis of soil-foundation interaction; and plane-strain analysis of an infinite plate and an infinitely long beam. Discussions focus on three-dimensional effects in the infinite beam problem, elastic models of soil behavior, foundation and interface behavior, and elastic-plastic and time-dependent behavior of soil masses. The manuscript then ponders on the analysis of beams of finite length, axisymmetric three-dimensional problem of an infinite plate, and analysis of finite plates. Concerns cover axisymmetric loading of a circular plate, analysis of rectangular plates, axisymmetric three-dimensional problem of the infinite plate, modifications of the thin plate theory, finite beams on a two-parameter elastic medium, and finite beams on an elastic solid medium.

The book tackles the determination of soil parameters, experimental investigations and field studies, as well as experimental investigations and field studies and measurement and interpretation of parameters encountered in the idealized soil models in relation to soil-foundation behavior.

The publication is a valuable reference for researchers interested in the elastic analysis of soil-foundation interaction.


Soils for Fine Wines

Features:- :- In recent years, viticulture has seen phenomenal growth, particularly in such countries as Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Chile, and South Africa. The surge in production of quality wines in these countries has been built largely on the practice of good enology and investment in high technology in the winery, enabling vintners to produce consistently good, even fine wines. Yet less attention has been paid to the influence of vineyard conditions on wines and their distinctiveness-an influence that is embodied in the French concept of terroir.

An essential component of terroir is soil and the interaction between it, local climate, vineyard practices, and grape variety on the quality of grapes and distinctiveness of their flavor. This book considers that component, providing basic information on soil properties and behavior in the context of site selection for new vineyards and on the demands placed on soils for grape growth and production of wines.

Soils for Fine Wines will be of interest to professors and upper-level students in enology, viticulture, soils and agronomy as well as wine enthusiasts and professionals in the wine industry.


Plant & Soil Science: Fundamentals & Applications (Texas Science)

Features:- :- Plant & Soil Science Fundamentals and Applications combines the basic knowledge of plant and soil science, in and easy to read and teach format, and provides practical ""real world"" application for information learned.
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Lakes: Water and Sediment Geochemistry

Features:- :- The present book aims in discussing water and sediment geochemistry of lakes in the background of natural processes in respect of Indian lakes, the information and data in respect of these are lacking which may be of interest to limnologists, geochemists and scientists in other disciplines such as zoologists, botanists, forestry etc. Moreover, sediment geochemistry of lakes has perhaps not received much attention of the scientists and hence no recent published account is available. In view of this, a chapter on sediment chemistry with examples of investigated areas and data are included in this book. All examples discussed in this book are based on original data of the author who has been working since more than a decade and a half in this field. Most of the lakes investigated by him are from the Himalaya and some are from Rajasthan, Udaipur, and these are fresh water lakes. Data on coastal lakes could not be obtained hence not incorporated in this book. The Himalayan lakes are important because they are located at different altitudes which involves variation in climate and population. Some of these lakes, therefore, have very less anthropogenic interference and maintain their pristine character. The chemistry of such lakes, therefore, presents a real picture on natural processes that have occurred during the life of the lake system.
In order to make water and sediment geochemistry of lakes understandable, first few chapters of this book are devoted to general principles and chemical reactions etc. which are related to lake dynamics described by other authors and taken from them. The later chapters deal with examples of specific lakes encompassing original data on water and sediment geochemistry of lakes and their possible source. The last chapter introduces bio-geochemistry as an important tool for reconstruction of paleoclimate on the basis of lake sediment study and few examples of Himalayan lakes are cited. The book, it is hoped, will be useful to the students who have elementary knowledge of science as well as to limnologists, sedimentary geochemists, environmental geochemists, engineers, researchers and government organizations including fisheries.


Range Days in Colorado (1918)

Features:- :- "Stone is credited with being a versatile writer, perfectly reliable, and better posted on men and affairs in Colorado than any other." -Harry Harrison Hain

Wilbur Fiske Stone (1833-1920) was an attorney of Pueblo and one of its first settlers. In 1918 Stone published an authoritative multi-volume "History of Colorado" which included a 30-page chapter on Colorado's free range cattle days. It is this chapter which has been excerpted and republished here for the convenience of the interested reader.

Regarding the end of the range days Stone writes: "The Prairie Cattle Company was the last of the big range cattle raisers to go out of business. This was in 1916 when they sold out their vast holdings at the highest market prices of the year. In 1886 this company had three ranges, the first extending from the Arkansas River to the New Mexico state line and fifty miles in width from La Junta east. Their other divisions were in Texas and New Mexico. The Colorado range alone was 2,240,000 acres. On this they had 53,982 cattle. In 1882 this company branded 26,000 calves on its three ranches."

About the author: Stone went to "Pike's Peak" with the pioneers and has held public official positions aimost continuously for forty years. including twenty-two years on the bench of several State and Federal courts, nine of them in the Supreme Court of Colorado; has done much literary work: journalistic, historical, political, legal and purely literary; traveled over nearly the whole United States and Mexico, and over Europe seven times; appointed, by President Harrison, associate justice of the United States Court of Private Land Claims for the adjudication of Spanish and Mexican Land Titles in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona. Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming; re appointed by President Cleveland, and re-appointed twice by President McKinley.

Contents
“HUNTING OUT" THE BUFFALO
BUYING THE BROKEN-DOWN FREIGHTING OXEN
CONDITION OF CATTLE INDUSTRY IN 1866
DISCOVERY OF GRAZING VALUES
TRAITS OF RANGE CATTLE
“MAVERICK” LEGISLATION
CATTLE THIEVES
CATTLE SHIPMENTS
RANGE CONDITIONS IN 1879
FOREIGN INVESTMENTS
EARLY STOCK-RAISING METHODS
GOVERNMENT REGULATION OF GRAZING
THE PASSING OF THE LAST GREAT HERD
THE OLD FENCE LAWS
THE BREEDING OF HORSES
LARIMER’S EARLY SHEEP HISTORY
THE LAMB FEEDING INDUSTRY
THE FOUNDING OF A GREAT INDUSTRY
IN THE UNCOMPAHGRE
IN THE ROARING FORK VALLEY
THE COMING OF THE HEREFORD
THE NATIONAL LIVE STOCK SHOW
THE STOCK YARDS AND THE PACKING INDUSTRY
ON THE WHITE RIVER AND ON THE BEAR
STOCK RAISING IN THE SAN LUIS VALLEY
LIVE STOCK STATISTICS
THE STATE CATTLE GROWERS’ ASSOCIATION


Terramechanics and Off-Road Vehicle Engineering: Terrain Behaviour, Off-Road Vehicle Performance and Design

Features:- :- This book will be of great interest to any professional engineer or automotive engineering student working on off-road vehicles. Reflecting the increase in off-road vehicle production and development—recreational, agricultural, construction, military—this book equips readers with all of the necessary knowledge to successfully design and model off-road vehicle systems, and provides a comprehensive introduction to terramechanics, the mechanics of vehicle/terrain interaction.


Discord and Consensus in the Low Countries, 1700-2000 (Global Dutch)

Features:- :-

The role of fossil planktonic foraminifera as markers for biostratigraphical zonation and correlation underpins most drilling of marine sedimentary sequences and is key to hydrocarbon exploration. The first - and only - book to synthesize the whole biostratigraphic and geological usefulness of planktonic foraminifera, Biostratigraphic and Geological Significance of Planktonic Foraminifera unifies existing biostratigraphic schemes and provides an improved correlation reflecting regional biogeographies. 

Renowned micropaleontologist Marcelle K. Boudagher-Fadel presents a comprehensive analysis of existing data on fossil planktonic foraminifera genera and their phylogenetic evolution in time and space. 


Soil Physics: An Introduction

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Designed for undergraduate and graduate students, this book covers important soil physical properties, critical physical processes involving energy and mass transport, movement and retention of water and solutes through soil profile, soil temperature regimes and aeration, and plant-water relations. It includes new concepts and numerical examples for an in depth understanding of these principles. The book provides readers with clear coverage of how and why water and solute flow through the soil and details how various factors influence the flow. It includes guidance on the use of the existing public domain computer models.


Worms Eat My Garbage, 35th Anniversary Edition: How to Set Up and Maintain a Worm Composting System: Compost Food Waste, Produce Fertilizer for Houseplants ... Garden, and Educate Your Kids and Family

Features:- :-

For more than three decades, this best-selling guide to the practice of vermicomposting has taught people how to use worms to recycle food waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer for houseplants or gardens. Small-scale, self-contained worm bins can be kept indoors, in a basement or even under the kitchen sink in an apartment — making vermicomposting a great option for city dwellers and anyone who doesn’t want or can’t have an outdoor compost pile. The fully revised 35th anniversary edition features the original’s same friendly tone, with up-to-date information on the entire process, from building or purchasing a bin (readily available at garden supply stores), maintaining the worms, and harvesting the finished compost.


Biochar for Environmental Management: Science and Technology

Features:- :- Biochar is the carbon-rich product when biomass (such as wood, manure or crop residues) is heated in a closed container with little or no available air. It can be used to improve agriculture and the environment in several ways, and its stability in soil and superior nutrient-retention properties make it an ideal soil amendment to increase crop yields. In addition to this, biochar sequestration, in combination with sustainable biomass production, can be carbon-negative and therefore used to actively remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, with major implications for mitigation of climate change. Biochar production can also be combined with bioenergy production through the use of the gases that are given off in the pyrolysis process.

This book is the first to synthesize the expanding research literature on this topic. The book's interdisciplinary approach, which covers engineering, environmental sciences, agricultural sciences, economics and policy, is a vital tool at this stage of biochar technology development. This comprehensive overview of current knowledge will be of interest to advanced students, researchers and professionals in a wide range of disciplines.


Volcanic Ash Soils: Genesis, Properties and Utilization (Developments in Soil Science)

Features:- :- Volcanic eruptions are generally viewed as agents of destruction, yet they provide the parent materials from which some of the most productive soils in the world are formed. The high productivity results from a combination of unique physical, chemical and mineralogical properties. The importance and uniqueness of volcanic ash soils are exemplified by the recent establishment of the Andisol soil order in Soil Taxonomy. This book provides the first comprehensive synthesis of all aspects of volcanic ash soils in a single volume. It contains in-depth coverage of important topics including terminology, morphology, genesis, classification, mineralogy, chemistry, physical properties, productivity and utilization. A wealth of data (37 tables, 81 figures, and Appendix) mainly from the Tohoku University Andisol Data Base is used to illustrate major concepts. Twelve color plates provide a valuable visual-aid and complement the text description of the world-wide distribution for volcanic ash soils.

This volume will serve as a valuable reference for soil scientists, plant scientists, ecologists and geochemists interested in biogeochemical processes occurring in soils derived form volcanic ejecta.


Edible Ectomycorrhizal Mushrooms: Current Knowledge and Future Prospects: 34 (Soil Biology)

Features:- :-

Edible ectomycorrhizal mushrooms (EEMMs) comprise more than 1000 species and are an important food and forest resource. In this volume of Soil Biology, internationally recognized scientists offer their most recent research findings on these beguiling fungi. Topics covered include: complex ecological interactions between plants, EEMMs, and soil organisms; comparative genomics, high-throughput sequencing and modern research tools; genetic selection of fungal strains and techniques for inoculating plants; economic and social considerations surrounding wild collected EEMMs; and practical information concerning soil management and EEMM cultivation. The book will be a useful guide for anyone interested in soil ecology, forestry, or the genetics and cultivation of EEMMs, and provides an extensive knowledge base and inspirations for future studies on these ecologically and economically important fungi.


Introduction to Environmental Soil Physics

Features:- :- An abridged, student-oriented edition of Hillel's earlier published Environmental Soil Physics, Introduction to Environmental Soil Physics is a more succinct elucidation of the physical principles and processes governing the behavior of soil and the vital role it plays in both natural and managed ecosystems. The textbook is self-contained and self-explanatory, with numerous illustrations and sample problems. Based on sound fundamental theory, the textbook leads to a practical consideration of soil as a living system in nature and illustrates the influences of human activity upon soil structure and function. Students, as well as other readers, will better understand the importance of soils and the pivotal possition they occupy with respect to careful and knowledgeable conservation.


Dirt: A Love Story

Features:- :- Thirty-six artists, scientists, and renowned writers go wild about the virtues, pleasure, and importance of dirt!


Geotherapy: Innovative Methods of Soil Fertility Restoration, Carbon Sequestration, and Reversing CO2 Increase

Features:- :-

A Practical, Get-Your-Hands-in-the-Soil Manual


Global climate change, increasing pollution, and continued rapid population growth is wreaking havoc on the planet. Stabilizing the environment at safe levels requires a large-scale restoration of damaged ecosystems. Geotherapy: Innovative Methods of Soil Fertility Restoration, Carbon Sequestration, and Reversing CO2 Increase outlines the basic concepts of geotherapy and highlights the importance of healing the biosphere’s ability to store soil carbon to prevent climate change impacts. Facing challenges head on, it addresses how and why policymakers have underestimated the long-term impacts of climate change and how we can correct the flawed carbon management mechanisms today. The book also factors in where carbon can be most effectively stored, how quickly that can be done, and the practical and policy actions needed to get there.


This text presents innovative new technologies for restoring the most productive ecosystems on land while maintaining high biodiversity. It addresses processes and techniques of soil carbon restoration through biogeochemical cycling, biochar, slow-release fertilizers, weathering of minerals (olivine) and rock (basalt) powders, amendments and bio-fertilizers, and the establishment of vetiver and other perennials. Written by highly recognized professionals from every continent except Antarctica, this extensive work consists of 34 chapters covering issues that include: field experiences with biochar including a history of its research; practical uses of biochar in farming systems and the use of biochar for soil fertility enhancement; the potential of remineralization as a global movement; seawater concentrate for abundant agriculture; superior food production using sea salt and plant extracts; recycling waste nutrients using biochar and limestone; and commercially viable carbon farming. The book concludes with a chapter providing general thoughts on regreening the earth and averting a global crisis.


Geotherapy: Innovative Methods of Soil Fertility Restoration, Carbon Sequestration, and Reversing CO2 Increase is an encyclopedia of ideas providing the tools needed for anyone involved with the ecological restoration and transformation of the planet.


Soil Health, Soil Biology, Soilborne Diseases and Sustainable Agriculture: A Guide

Features:- :- Our capacity to maintain world food production depends heavily on the thin layer of soil covering the Earth's surface. The health of this soil determines whether crops can grow successfully, whether a farm business is profitable and whether an enterprise is sustainable in the long term. Farmers are generally aware of the physical and chemical factors that limit the productivity of their soils but often do not recognise that soil microbes and the soil fauna play a major role in achieving healthy soils and healthy crops.
Soil Health, Soil Biology, Soilborne Diseases and Sustainable Agriculture provides readily understandable information about the bacteria, fungi, nematodes and other soil organisms that not only harm food crops but also help them take up water and nutrients and protect them from root diseases. Complete with illustrations and practical case studies, it provides growers and their consultants with holistic solutions for building an active and diverse soil biological community capable of improving soil structure, enhancing plant nutrient uptake and suppressing root pests and pathogens.
The book is written by scientists with many years' experience developing sustainable crop production practices in the grains, vegetable, sugarcane, grazing and horticultural industries.

This book will be useful for: growers, consultants, agronomists and soil chemists, extension personnel working in the grains, livestock, sugarcane and horticultural industries, professionals running courses in soil health/biological farming, and students taking university courses in soil science, ecology, microbiology, plant pathology and other biological sciences.


Soil Essentials: Managing Your Farm's Primary Asset (Landlinks Press)

Features:- :- Soil Essentials is a practical reference for farmers and land managers covering soil issues commonly encountered at the farm level. Written in a straightforward style, it explains the principles of soil management and the interpretation of soil tests, and how to use this information to address long-term soil and enterprise viability.
This book demonstrates how minerals, trace elements, organic matter, soil organisms and fertilisers affect soil, plant and animal health. It shows how to recognise soil decline, and how to repair soils affected by nutrient imbalances, depleted soil microbiology, soil erosion, compaction, structural decline, soil sodicity and salinity. The major problem-soils – sodic soils, light sandy soils, heavy clay soils and acid sulphate soils – are all examined.
With this information, farmers and land managers will be able to consider the costs and financial benefits of good soil management.


Soil and Environmental Chemistry

Features:- :-

Soil and Environmental Chemistry, Second Edition, presents key aspects of soil chemistry in environmental science, including dose responses, risk characterization, and practical applications of calculations using spreadsheets. The book offers a holistic, practical approach to the application of environmental chemistry to soil science and is designed to equip the reader with the chemistry knowledge and problem-solving skills necessary to validate and interpret data.

This updated edition features significantly revised chapters, averaging almost a 50% revision overall, including some reordering of chapters. All new problem sets and solutions are found at the end of each chapter, and linked to a companion site that reflects advances in the field, including expanded coverage of such topics as sample collection, soil moisture, soil carbon cycle models, water chemistry simulation, alkalinity, and redox reactions. There is also additional pedagogy, including key term and real-world scenarios.

This book is a must-have reference for researchers and practitioners in environmental and soil sciences, as well as intermediate and advanced students in soil science and/or environmental chemistry.


Soil Ecology and Management (Modular Texts)

Features:- :- Soil ecology is the study of interactions between the physio-chemical components of the soil and organisms living within the soil. Humans are highly dependent upon the soil ecosystem, which provides food, fiber, fuel and ecological services, such as the recycling of atmospheric gases. It is therefore important to understand the function and nature of the soil ecosystem in order to predict and mitigate the long term consequences of present day actions. Soil Ecology and Management describes the organisms inhabiting the soil, their functions and interactions and the dimensions of human impact on the activity of soil organisms and soil ecological function. Chapters discuss basic soil characteristics and biogeochemical cycling, key soil flora and fauna, community-level dynamics (soil food webs) and the ecological and pedological functions of soil organisms. Unlike other soil biology and ecology textbooks, the authors also convey a better understanding of how human activities impact upon soil ecology in a section on ecosystem management and its effects on soil biota and provide a unique perspective on the utility of soil organisms.


Soil Science Simplified

Features:- :- Already renowned as a user-friendly beginners’ guide to soil science, Soil Science Simplified, 6th Edition is an updated version of the beloved textbook that includes even more thorough applications of soil science to interdisciplinary fields. It includes the most recent research concerning uses of soil in municipal, engineering, and other areas, conversion agriculture covering no-till, hoe-till, and the methodology of cover crops, crop rotations, N contribution, and worldwide trends in conversion agriculture. The experienced authors have fully revised and updated the fundamental chapters on physical, chemical, and biological properties to create an ideal introductory text.


Larding the Lean Earth: Soil and Society in Nineteenth-Century America

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A major history of early Americans' ideas about conservation

Fifty years after the American Revolution, the yeoman farmers who made up a large part of the new country's voters faced a crisis. The very soil of American farms seemed to be failing, and agricultural prosperity, upon which the Republic was founded, was threatened. Steven Stoll's passionate and brilliantly argued book explores the tempestuous debates that erupted between "improvers," who believed in practices that sustained and bettered the soil of existing farms, and "emigrants," who thought it was wiser and more "American" to move westward as the soil gave out. Stoll examines the dozens of journals, from New York to Virginia, that gave voice to the improvers' cause. He also focuses especially on two groups of farmers, in Pennsylvania and South Carolina. He analyzes the similarities and differences in their farming habits in order to illustrate larger regional concerns about the "new husbandry" in free and slave states.

Farming has always been the human activity that most disrupts nature, for good or ill. The decisions these early Americans made about how to farm not only expressed their political and social faith, but also influenced American attitudes about the environment for decades to come. Larding the Lean Earth is a signal work of environmental history and an original contribution to the study of antebellum America.


Soil Carbon: Science, Management and Policy for Multiple Benefits (Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) Series)

Features:- :- This book brings together the essential evidence and policy opportunities regarding the global importance of soil carbon for sustaining Earth's life support system for humanity. Covering the science and policy background for this important natural resource, it describes land management options that improve soil carbon status and therefore increase the benefits that humans derive from the environment. Written by renowned global experts, it is the principal output from a SCOPE rapid assessment process project.


Environmental Soil Chemistry

Features:- :- Environmental Soil Chemistry illustrates fundamental principles of soil chemistry with respect to environmental reactions between soils and other natural materials and heavy metals, pesticides, industrial contaminants, acid rain, and salts. Timely and comprehensive discussions of applications to real-world environmental concerns are a central focus of this established text.


Soil Minerals - The Key to Farming Wealth and Your Own Health

Features:- :- This is the interesting life story of one of New Zealand's great and gifted farmers Brown Trotter who pioneered the use of trace minerals in NZ farming and as a result he greatly increased his farm's profitability, improved the breeding and health of his livestock and won numerous prizes at regional stock shows. As his own health was failing he applied the same method that he used to improve the health of his stock on himself and cured his heart disease something that the doctors of the day were amazed by as they had never seen such a drastic reversal of heart disease like his before. This book is a Testament to how soil health is essential not only for the health of the farm animals but also for the delivery of the same trace elements through the food chain to maintain our own health. When they are available in the right quantities both animals and people benefit.

Brown had no qualifications of note and he was constantly challenged on his views for soil nurturing and animal nutrition. This was because his views were the opposite of what the government appointed Scientists and Vets of the day were promoting. His practical approach and results were doing all the talking and while every attempt was made to publicly discredit and suppress his views and methods; the truth was not going to be hidden this time.

Brown would buy under nourished lambs from other farms at a low price and then, next season send them out as fine fat sheep specimens obtaining top prices for them. Neighbouring farmers with the same soil profile were left wandering how Browns stock could be so healthy in comparison to theirs, especially when their animals were in the paddock next to his. He got them to that stage by pioneering the use of trace minerals in NZ, in particular copper, zinc, Iodine and selenium. He delivered these either by top dressing to the soil or drenching the animals. His conclusion was that you can farm more profitably, plus add years of vigorous health to your life, by supplying the trace minerals lacking in your soil.

Despite his success with his animals Brown's health began to deteriorate from age 45. He soon began to black out continually. At age 59, Trotter's farm animals were among the healthiest in New Zealand. Yet Brown Trotter himself was in his own words "decrepit, very lame and with a bad heart." At age 64 an x-ray a cardiograph revealed a severely diseased heart. He was immediately flown to Greenlane hospital to be operated on. This was just to hold the situation and perhaps gain another year or two of life. When Brown came home from the hospital he continued to deteriorate. He writes " I couldn't read. About two lines and I fell asleep. This was an existence I came to dread . I realised I was turning into a cabbage." Finally in desperation he decided to take the same minerals that had worked wonders with the health of his sheep. He weaned himself off the drug Diacon and began taking sheep minerals Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium and Iodine. A dramatic improvement occurred

Brown’s energy, alertness and strength began to speedily return even though he was still smoking heavily. Six months later at 65, after 20 years of ill health he described himself as healthy. At age 67, to the amazement of doctors at Princess Margaret Hospital he recorded a perfect cardiograph. His doctor, Dr Hull stated "It has never been known in medical history”.

Brown Trotter died 13 years later in 1964 in his 80th year, of cancer in his liver and pancreas which started from a cigarette burn on his lip. (He remained a heavy smoker all his life) His heart remained healthy and strong until the end.

This book gives you the same formulas Brown used in calculating the Trace elements by quantity and ratio that he applied in recovering the health of his soil and Animals. It is a practical guide for all Farmers and Animal Breeders that is still relevant today and is essential reading for improving your Wealth or Health.


Fundamentals of Soils (Routledge Fundamentals of Physical Geography)

Features:- :- Fundamentals of Soil provides a comprehensive and engaging introduction to soils and the workings of soil systems. This text is the only one of its kind to provide an attractive, lively and accessible introduction to this topic. Featuring learning tools within each chapter, such as summaries, essay questions and guides for further reading, the text is also highly illustrated with useful tables, boxes and figures. Covering all key areas of study at an introductory level, subjects covered include:
· Soil properties
· Soil processes
· Controls on soil formation
· Soil classification
· World soils
· Soil patterns
· Soil degradation.


Shakespeare's English: A Practical Linguistic Guide

Features:- :-

Shakespeare's English: A Practical Linguistic Guide provides students with a solid grounding for understanding the language of Shakespeare and its place within the development of English. With a prime focus on Shakespeare and his works, Keith Johnson covers all aspects of his language (vocabulary, grammar, sounds, rhetorical structure etc.), and gives illuminating background information on the linguistic context of the Elizabethan Age. As well as providing a unique introduction to the subject, Johnson encourages a "hands-on" approach, guiding students, through the use of activities, towards an understanding of how Shakespeare's English works.


This book offers:


· A unique approach to the study of Early Modern English which enables students to engage independently with the topic


· Clear and engagingly written explanations of linguistic concepts


· Plentiful examples and activities, including suggestions for further work


· A glossary, further reading suggestions and guidance to relevant websites


Shakespeare's English is perfect for undergraduate students following courses that combine English language, linguistics and literature, or anyone with an interest in knowing more about the language with which Shakespeare worked his literary magic.


Agricultural Systems: Agroecology and Rural Innovation for Development

Features:- :-

Agricultural Systems: Agroecology and Rural Innovation for Development is a comprehensive source for developing sustainable farming systems. With the inclusion of research theory and examples using the principles of cropping system design, students will gain a unique understanding of the technical, biological, ecological, economic, and sociological aspects of farming systems science for rural livelihoods.

Editors Snapp and Pound provide a much-needed synthetic overview of the emerging area of agroecology applications to transforming farming systems and supporting rural innovation. A companion website for training and teaching features learning modules, student exercises, case studies, illustrative power point presentations, and reference links.

The wide range of subjects, integrated references, and companion website, make this core reading for courses in international agricultural systems and management, sustainable agricultural management, and cropping systems.

* Coverage provides students with an enhanced understanding of how research can be harnessed for sustainable agriculture
* Incorporates social, biological, chemical, and geographical aspects important to agroecology
* Addresses social and development issues related to farming systems
* Companion Website for training and teaching: learning modules, student exercises, case studies, illustrative power point presentations, and reference links


Phyto: Principles and Resources for Site Remediation and Landscape Design

Features:- :-

Winner of the 2017 CBHL Literature Award of Excellence in Landscape Design and Architecture



Phyto presents the concepts of phytoremediation and phytotechnology in one comprehensive guide, illustrating when plants can be considered for the uptake, removal or mitigation of on-site pollutants. Current scientific case studies are covered, highlighting the advantages and limitations of plant-based cleanup. Typical contaminant groups found in the built environment are explained, and plant lists for mitigation of specific contaminants are included where applicable.


This is the first book to address the benefits of phytotechnologies from a design point of view, taking complex scientific terms and translating the research into an easy-to-understand reference book for those involved in creating planting solutions. Typically, phytotechnology planting techniques are currently employed post-site contamination to help clean up already contaminated soil by taking advantage of the positive effects that plants can have upon harmful toxins and chemicals. This book presents a new concept to create projective planting designs with preventative phytotechnology abilities, ‘phytobuffering’ where future pollution may be expected for particular site programs.


Filled with tables, photographs and detailed drawings, Kennen and Kirkwood's text guides the reader through the process of selecting plants for their aesthetic and environmental qualities, combined with their contaminant-removal benefits.


The nature and properties of soils: a college text of edaphology

Features:- :- The nature and properties of soils; a college text of edaphology


Soil Genesis and Classification

Features:- :- Soil Genesis and Classification, Sixth Edition, builds on the success of the previous editions to present an unparalleled resource on soil formation and classification. Featuring a color plate section containing multiple soil profiles, this text also includes information on new classification systems and emerging technologies and databases with updated references throughout. Covering the diverse needs of both the academic and professional communities, this classic text will be a must have reference for all those in soil science and related fields.


Soil: The Skin of the Planet Earth

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The main focus of this monograph is to explain the important role of soil and the environment to a broad audience. Soil is one of the five essential factors crucial for human life. On the one hand the authors describe a responsible approach and use of soil, established on a basic knowledge of the nature of soil and the countless ongoing processes within soil. On the other hand they explain the precarious link between soil and regional environment, which is indispensable for plant and animal communities. In addition to these topics its chapters describe the unique roles of soil texture, soil structure and soil pore systems in hydrologic cycles, plant nutrition and conditions affecting the preservation or eventual extinction of soil. This book concludes with the principles of soil protection and revitalization. General readers with an interest in biology, chemistry, physics or geology will find this book highly informative.


Soils: Genesis and Geomorphology

Features:- :- In its first edition, Soils established itself as the leading textbook in the fields of pedology and soil geomorphology. Expanded and fully updated, this second edition maintains its highly organized and readable style. Suitable as a textbook and a research-grade reference, the book's introductory chapters in soil morphology, mineralogy, chemistry, physics and organisms prepare the reader for the more advanced treatment that follows. Unlike its competitors, this textbook devotes considerable space to discussions of soil parent materials and soil mixing, along with dating and paleoenvironmental reconstruction techniques applicable to soils. Although introductions to widely used soil classification systems are included, theory and processes of soil genesis and geomorphology form the backbone of the book. Replete with more than 550 high-quality figures and photos and a detailed glossary, this book will be invaluable for anyone studying soils, landforms and landscape change anywhere on the globe.


Soil Physics with Python: Transport in the Soil-Plant-Atmosphere System

Features:- :- This innovative study presents concepts and problems in soil physics, and provides solutions using original computer programs. It provides a close examination of physical environments of soil, including an analysis of the movement of heat, water and gases. The authors employ the programming language Python, which is now widely used for numerical problem solving in the sciences. In contrast to the majority of the literature on soil physics, this text focuses on
solving, not deriving, differential equations for transport. Using numerical procedures to solve differential equations allows the solution of quite difficult problems with fairly simple mathematical tools. Numerical methods convert differential into algebraic equations, which can be solved using
conventional methods of linear algebra. Each chapter introduces a soil physics concept, and proceeds to develop computer programs to solve the equations and illustrate the points made in the discussion.

Problems at the end of each chapter help the reader practise using the concepts introduced. The text is suitable for advanced undergraduates, graduates and researchers of soil physics. It employs an open source philosophy where computer code is presented, explained and discussed, and provides the reader with a full understanding of the solutions. Once mastered, the code can be adapted and expanded for the user's own models, fostering further developments. The Python tools provide a simple
syntax, Object Oriented Programming techniques, powerful mathematical and numerical tools, and a user friendly environment.


Fertility from the Ocean Deep: Nature's Perfect Nutrient Blend for the Farm

Features:- :- With the recent republication of Dr. Maynard Murray's Sea Energy Agriculture, readers rediscovered the forgotten legacy of an eco-ag pioneer. Murray's idea -- that ocean water contains a concentrated, perfect balance of trace minerals in bioavailable form -- seems almost as revolutionary today as when he introduced it three decades ago. In this fascinating book, Charles Walters examines Murray's career and the amazing successes that growers have experienced with his methods, as well as further developments in this technology by creative experimenters. Using hard data obtained in the field, Walters demonstrates that sea-solids fertilizers produce stress-resistant plants and food with naturally extended shelf life and vastly increased nutrient levels. Both an amazing narrative and a practical guide for improving soil and crop health, Fertility from the Ocean Deep is a must-read for everyone interested in the cutting edge of sustainable agriculture.


Practical and Theoretical Geoarchaeology

Features:- :- Practical and Theoretical Geoarchaeology provides an invaluable overview of geoarchaeology and how it can be used effectively in the study of archaeological sites and contexts. Taking a pragmatic and functional approach, this book presents:


Artwork from the book is available to instructors online at: www.blackwellpublishing.com/goldberg

“This is one of the best textbooks that I have read in years. I enjoyed reviewing it, and found it well-written and thorough in its coverage of the traditional earth science aspects of geoarchaeology. The non-traditional aspects were intriguing and equally thorough... I predict that this book will become the textbook of choice for geoarchaeology classes for several years.”


Geomorphology 101 (2008) 740–743


Stabilized Earth Roads (Developments in Geotechnical Engineering)

Features:- :- Developments in Geotechnical Engineering, Volume 19: Stabilized Earth Roads surveys soil stabilization theory and practice. This work is divided into nine chapters that discuss the physical, chemical, and soil mechanics principles of soil stabilization.

The first chapter is an introduction to the history, methods, and importance of soil stabilization in road construction. The next chapters deal with the fundamental definitions of soil physics and the interactions of soil components, as well as the concept of mechanical soil stabilization. Considerable chapters examine soil stabilization with several materials, such as cement, lime, bitumen, and tar. The last chapters describe the soil-stabilization methods with various chemicals, including chlorides, phosphoric acid, and natural and synthetic polymers. These chapters also consider the design of stabilized earth roads.

This book is of value to geologists and civil engineers.


Earth Matters: How soil underlies civilization

Features:- :- For much of history, soil has played a major, and often central, role in the lives of humans. Entire societies have risen, and collapsed, through the management or mismanagement of soil; farmers and gardeners worldwide nurture their soil to provide their plants with water, nutrients, and protection from pests and diseases; major battles have been aborted or stalled by the condition of soil; murder trials have been solved with evidence from the soil; and, for most of
us, our ultimate fate is the soil.

In this book Richard Bardgett discusses soil and the many, and sometimes surprising, ways that humanity has depended on it throughout history, and still does today. Analysing the role soil plays in our own lives, despite increasing urbanization, and in the biogeochemical cycles that allow the planet to function effectively, Bardgett considers how superior soil management could combat global issues such as climate change, food shortages, and the extinction of species. Looking to the future,
Bardgett argues that it is vital for the future of humanity for governments worldwide to halt soil degradation, and to put in place policies for the future sustainable management of soils.


Under the Microscope : Earth's Tiniest Inhabitants - Soil Science for Kids | Children's Earth Sciences Books

Features:- :- There’s a whole world of organisms that escape the naked eye. Take a small soil specimen and peek into the microscope. You will be surprised at the tiny creatures there. This knowledge will encourage kids to appreciate and respect the soil. After all, it sustains life on Earth. Open your eyes to the truth. Read this book today!


Introduction to Soil Chemistry: Analysis and Instrumentation (Chemical Analysis: A Series of Monographs on Analytical Chemistry and Its Applications)

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Provides the tools needed to explore the incredible complexities of the earth's soils

Now in its Second Edition, this highly acclaimed text fully equips readers with the skills and knowledge needed to analyze soil and correctly interpret the results. Due to the highly complex nature of soil, the author carefully explains why unusual results are routinely obtained during soil analyses, including the occurrence of methane in soil under oxidative conditions. The text also assists readers in developing their own analytical techniques in order to analyze particular samples or test for particular compounds or properties.

The Second Edition of Introduction to Soil Chemistry features four new chapters. Moreover, the entire text has been thoroughly updated and revised. It begins with a review of the history of soil chemistry, introducing fundamental concepts that apply to all soils. Next, the text explores:

Detailed examples and figures throughout the text help readers successfully perform soil sampling and analytical methods as well as better understand soil's chemical characteristics. At the end of each chapter, a bibliography and list of references lead to additional resources to explore individual topics in greater depth. Each chapter also offers problem sets, encouraging readers to put their newfound skills into practice.

Reflecting the latest research findings and best practices, the Second Edition of Introduction to Soil Chemistry is ideal for both students and soil chemists who want to explore the incredible complexities of the earth's soils.


Two Percent Solutions for the Planet: 50 Low-Cost, Low-Tech, Nature-Based Practices for Combatting Hunger, Drought, and Climate Change

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Two Percent Solutions for the Planet profiles fifty innovative practices that soak up carbon dioxide in soils, reduce energy use, sustainably intensify food production, and increase water quality. The “two percent” refers to: the amount of new carbon in the soil needed to reap a wide variety of ecological and economic benefits; the percentage of the nation’s population who are farmers and ranchers; and the low financial cost (in terms of GDP) needed to get this work done.



As White explained in Grass, Soil, Hope, a highly efficient carbon cycle captures, stores, releases, and recaptures biochemical energy, mitigating climate change, increasing water storage capacities in soil, and making green plants grow. Best of all, we don’t have to invent anything new—a wide variety of innovative ideas and methods that put carbon back into the soil have been field-tested and proven to be practical and profitable. They’re mostly low-tech, too, relying on natural resources such as sunlight, green plants, animals, compost, beavers, creeks, and more.



In Two Percent Solutions for the Planet, White expands what he calls the “regenerative toolbox,” to include holistic grazing, edible forests, biochar, weed-eating livestock, food co-ops, keyline plowing, restoration agriculture, bioenergy, aquaponics, animal power, Farm Hack, bees, bears, wildlife corridors, rainwater harvesting, native seeds, and various other projects from across the United States, as well as in Canada, Europe, and Australia. These short, engaging success stories will help readers connect the dots between diverse, exciting, and pragmatic practices, and inspire them to dig deeper into each individual story and concept, energized by the news that solutions do exist.


Soil Chemistry

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Soil is key to sustaining life—affecting air and water quality, the growth of plants and crops, and the health of the entire planet. Soil Chemistry 4e provides comprehensive coverage of the chemical interactions among organic and inorganic solids, air, water, microorganisms, and the plant roots in soil.

The fourth edition of Soil Chemistry has been revised and updated throughout and provides a basic description of important research and fundamental knowledge in the field. The text covers chemical processes that occur in soils, including: distribution and species of nutrients and contaminants in soils; aqueous chemistry of soil solutions and mineral dissolution; oxidation and reduction reactions in soils; soil mineral formation processes and properties; the formation and reactivity of soil organic matter; surface chemistry and cation, anion, and organic compound adsorption reactions; modelling soil chemical reactions; and reactions in acid and salt affected soils.

Although extensively revised with updated figures and tables, the fourth edition maintains the focus on introductory soil chemistry that has distinguished earlier editions. New chapters on properties of elements relevant to soil chemistry, and a chapter with special focus on soil surface characteristics have been added. Special Topics boxes are also included in the Fourth Edition that includes examples, noteworthy topics, and case studies. End of chapter questions are included as a resource for teaching.


Beginner’s Guide to Earthworm Farming: Simple Ideas for a Sustainable World

Features:- :- If you are concerned about the health of our planet then turn your attention to what lies under your feet. Working in the soil below are creatures that play a pivotal role in producing the food we eat and impacting the quality of our food crops. Earthworms were described by Darwin as the most important species on our planet and by Aristotle as ‘the intestines of the earth’. Beginner’s Guide to Earthworm Farming provides all the information you need on these remarkable creatures and how important they are to the functioning of life on Earth. The content includes how earthworms benefit the environment, your garden and the economy; the role earthworms play in reducing carbon emissions and removing heavy metals and toxins from our soil; how you can set up your own earthworm farm or compost heap; recyling, how waste negatively impacts water and the environment, how to effectively reduce kitchen waste; and much more.


How To Grow Healthy & Tasty Tomatoes: Quick Start Guide (How To eBooks Book 46)

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Ask the Plant: Soil Fertility, Plant Analysis & Crop Nutrition

Features:- :- Ask the Plant, based on the agronomy of K. Chandler, offers farmers and growers a better way to grow plants that involves reading the unique language of plants, utilizing leaf and petiole testing, and in turn knowing how to produce a better crop using only the fertilizers and soil-building ingredients that are truly needed, when they are most needed. Instead of following the decades-old conventional model where plants are given copious amounts of soluble nitrogen fertilizers aimed to force-feed the landscape green, Ask the Plant addresses how to build a healthy soil without excessive inputs. After more than seven decades of soils being mined not replenished, especially of organic matter and minerals - it is time to Ask the Plant and find out what our crops and soils are really telling us so we can produce a better crop using only what is truly needed.


Best Management Practices for Saline and Sodic Turfgrass Soils: Assessment and Reclamation

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The complex issues involved in the management of saline and sodic turfgrass soils are enough to perplex even the most experienced site manager — there is no "silver bullet" amendment, treatment, or grass for salinity management. Best Management Practices for Saline and Sodic Turfgrass Soils: Assessment and Reclamation presents comprehensive scientific principles and detailed, practical management and assessment recommendations for turfgrass and landscape sites.



The authors use the Best Management Practices (BMPs) concept, considered the gold-standard management approach for any individual environmental issue, since it is a whole ecosystem (holistic), science-based salinity management approach that allows all possible management options to be considered and implemented on a site-specific basis. They identify BMP strategies, including irrigation system design; irrigation scheduling and salinity leaching; chemical, physical, and biological amendments; cultivation; topdressing; soil modification; sand-capping; surface and subsurface drainage options; nutritional practices; additional cultural practices; and ongoing monitoring. The book presents emerging challenges, technology, and concepts that address integration of salinity management into comprehensive site environmental or sustainable management systems, use of halophytic turfgrasses for non-traditional purposes, integration of geospatial and geostatistical concepts and technology, and integration of new sensor technology into daily management paradigms.



Outlining a holistic BMP approach, the book incorporates scientific principles and practical management recommendations and details specific salinity challenges and the logic behind each BMP strategy for salinity management, with an emphasis on actual field problems. The book is formatted for flexible use, with stand-alone chapters that include outlines for quick review of a topic for those requiring only a basic understanding as well as in-depth discussions of the science and practical aspects for those seeking a more rigorous treatment. It supplies a single source for all the information required to identify and manage diverse types of salinity stresses.


Western Fertilizer Handbook

Features:- :- Written specifically for western agriculture, this straightforward handbook gives growers an excellent foundation for developing an understanding of agronomic principles and practices to produce healthy crops and meet 21st-century production demands. The text presents fertilization, nutrient management, and related topics based on the fundamentals of biological and physical sciences. It explains the interrelation of soil type, moisture, and the macro- and micronutrients to grow plants successfully. In the ninth edition, the highly credentialed editors place more emphasis on the relationships of fertilizer application and crop management to environmental quality and long-term productivity. Outstanding features: Clearly rendered diagrams and drawings enhance text descriptions; the generous use of tables and charts distill data for easy access and understanding; a 12-page, 4-color section of photos shows various plants with nutrient deficiencies; supplementary reading lists provide a readymade path for readers who want to delve into topics of their own choosing; appendices contain a model law relating to fertilizer materials, useful tables and conversions, and a listing of professional organizations.


The Man Who Talks With the Flowers - The Intimate Life Story of Dr. George Washington Carver

Features:- :- Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.


Soils for Landscape Development: Selection, Specification and Validation

Features:- :- Soils for Landscape Development provides a clear, practical and systematic template for specifying landscape soils based on scientific criteria. The soil specifications provide essential information and a universally applicable method for landscape architects and designers, specification writers, landscape contractors and soil supply companies to ensure quality and fit-for-purpose soils. A strong emphasis is placed on reducing environmental impacts by reuse of on-site soil, promoting appropriate minimal soil intervention, and using recycled products.


El viaje más improbable: Catorce mil millones de años de historia cósmica, Más de cuatro mil millones de años de historia de la Tierra. Dos millones de ... llega hasta nosotros... (Spanish Edition)

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Este es un estudio sobre el origen del universo y la vida desde el prisma de la Gran Historia, disciplina en auge que trata de conciliar distintas ramas académicas (Arqueología, Física, Hermenéutica...) para abordar un retrato completo desde todas las perspectivas posibles de un periodo o un fenómeno histórico concreto.


El reputado geólogo Walter Alvarez se sirve de sus vastos conocimientos en este campo combinándolos con los de la física y la arqueología, tres disciplinas que se han ido retroalimentando constantemente durante el último siglo y medio, recon gurando el relato del surgimiento del universo y de la formación de la vida.


Lejos de la continuidad, la Gran Historia nos enseña que nuestra vida en la Tierra está marcada por constantes contingencias, fruto de una concatenación azarosa de circunstancias y avatares cósmicos, una consecuencia de millones y millones escenarios posibles entre los cuales, a menudo de manera improbable, se ha ido abriendo paso la vida. 


Contenidos de materia orgánica. Relación con la fertilidad del suelo en siembra directa (Agrobiblioteca) (Spanish Edition)

Features:- :- La materia orgánica (MO) y sus fracciones son un componente fundamental del suelo y de ella dependen propiedades químicas, físicas y biológicas de gran importancia en la producción de cultivos. Sin embargo, se desconoce en qué medida se relacionan todas estas propiedades en suelos de historial productivo agropecuario. En este trabajo se investigó las relaciones existentes entre textura, nutrientes y MO para suelos de la región sudeste de la provincia de Córdoba.


Ground Freezing (Developments in Geotechnical Engineering)

Features:- :- Developments in Geotechnical Engineering Volume 26: Ground Freezing presents the proceedings of the First International Symposium on Ground Freezing, held in Bochum, Germany on March 8-10, 1978. It summarizes progress in the application of the ground freezing technique in geotechnical engineering, with a focus on engineering with frozen soils and related frost research problems. It includes papers that discuss phase transformation of water, thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer, and mathematical models. The laboratory and theoretical studies of thermophysical and mechanical properties are discussed as well.
Organized into 43 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the freezing and thawing of soils, earth, and rock, and the engineering applications of the favorable properties of frozen ground. It then discusses the mechanical properties of artificially frozen soil for construction purposes, the principles of mechanical and thermal behavior of frozen soil, and the design and calculation of frozen soil-structures. Furthermore, it explains the calculation and dimensioning of refrigeration plants and monitoring of frost penetration. The methods and instrumentation for determining the locations of boundaries of frozen soils and the factors affecting the formation of soil cryogenic textures upon artificial active and passive soil freezing are described. The book also details the influence of salts in the pore water in freezing soils and explains how clay microstructure affects the amount of unfrozen water. In addition, it presents the physicomechanical and thermomechanical properties of frozen coarse-grained soil with sandy clay aggregate.
This book will be a valuable source of information for scientists and engineers.


The Biochar Debate: Charcoal's potential to reverse climate change and build soil fertility (Schumacher Briefings)

Features:- :- Charcoal-making is one of the oldest industrial technologies, and in the last decade there has been a growing wave of excitement about its potential for combating climate change. This is because burying biochar (fine-grained charcoal) is a highly effective way to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. In addition it can increase the yield of food crops and the ability of soil to retain moisture. Some people are concerned that awarding carbon credits for biochar could have seriously damaging outcomes. The Biochar Debate agrees, but describes an alternative approach, called the Carbon Maintenance Fund (CMF), that avoids the dangers. This would give every government the incentive to enable businesses, farmers and individuals to increase their country's carbon pool. It is based on remote sensing by satellite, a tried and tested technology, and would be applied globally each year to measure the increase or decrease of carbon in plants, soil and roots. The Biochar Debate sets out experimental and scientific aspects of biochar in the context of global warming, the global economy and negotiations for the future of the Kyoto Protocol. It concludes by encouraging all gardeners and farmers to use biochar to help prevent climate change.


Archaeological Soil and Sediment Micromorphology

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Archaeological Soil and Sediment Micromorphology goes beyond a mere review of current literature and features the most up to date contributions from numerous scientists working in the field. The book represents a groundbreaking and comprehensive resource covering the plethora of applications of micromorphology in archaeology. Archaeological Soil and Sediment Micromorphology offers researchers, students and professionals a systematic tool for the interpretation of thin sections of archaeological contexts.

This important resource is also designed to help stimulate the use of micromorphology in archaeology outside Europe, where the technique is less frequently employed. Moreover, the authors hope to strengthen the proper application of soil micromorphology in archaeology, by illustrating its possibilities and referring in several cases to more specialized publications (for instance in the field of plant remains, pottery and phytoliths).  Written for anyone interested in the topic, this important text offers:

The resource provides the most current and essential information for archaeologists, geoarchaeologists, soil scientists and sedimentologists. Comprehensive in scope, Archaeological Soil and Sediment Micromorphology offers professionals and students a much-needed tool for the interpretation of thin sections of archaeological contexts.


Terra Preta: How the World's Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change and Reduce World Hunger

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Terra preta is the Portuguese name of a type of soil which is thought to have almost miraculous properties. The newspapers are flooded with reports about “black gold,” scientists believe that two of the greatest problems facing the world – climate change and the hunger crisis — can be solved by it. The beauty of it is that everyone can do something about it because since 2005 the secret of producing this black soil has been revealed — and it is a secret that seemed to have been lost forever with the downfall of the once thriving Indian culture of the Amazon basin. The recipe is astonishingly simple as all you need are kitchen or garden wastes, charcoal and earthworms, so it can be produced on every balcony or on the smallest of garden plots.

The trio of authors Scheub, Pieplow and Schmidt, set off on a treasure hunt and condensed all the knowledge about the world’s most fertile soil into a convenient guidebook. In addition to a sound instruction manual on producing terra preta and organic charcoal (biochar), the handbook covers fundamental principles from climate farming to closed-loop economy. It makes a passionate plea against synthetic fertilizers and genetic technology and offers indispensable advice to all those who feel strongly about healthy food.


Laboratory Guide for Conducting Soil Tests and Plant Analysis

Features:- :- With the help of this guide, you can use obtained test results to evaluate the fertility status of soils and the nutrient element status of plants for crop production purposes. It serves as an instructional manual on the techniques used to perform chemical and physical characteristic tests on soils. Laboratory Guide for Conducting Soil Tests and Plant Analysis describes the basis and procedures for each test in detail, including analytical instrumentation procedures and laboratory quality assurance requirements.


Soil Science Simplified

Features:- :- Throughout its previous four editions, Soil Science Simplified has helped generations of students understand the basic concepts and scientific principles of soils. The Fifth Edition expands on that foundation, providing a perfect overview for those seeking a concise, practical introduction to the subject. The authors’ combined 100 years of teaching experience result in a handbook that won’t confuse or intimidate students. The Fifth Edition retains the text’s solid grounding in classification, genesis, and morphology of soils. New chapters cover such contemporary topics as soil mineralogy, soil moisture regimes, current soil survey practices, and how soil management practices directly affect the quality of a variety of water resources.


Soil Improvement and Ground Modification Methods

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Written by an author with more than 25 years of field and academic experience, Soil Improvement and Ground Modification Methods explains ground improvement technologies for converting marginal soil into soil that will support all types of structures. Soil improvement is the alteration of any property of a soil to improve its engineering performance. Some sort of soil improvement must happen on every construction site. This combined with rapid urbanization and the industrial growth presents a huge dilemma to providing a solid structure at a competitive price.

The perfect guide for new or practicing engineers, this reference covers projects involving soil stabilization and soil admixtures, including utilization of industrial waste and by-products, commercially available soil admixtures, conventional soil improvement techniques, and state-of-the-art testing methods.


Plant Nutrition and Soil Fertility Manual, Second Edition

Features:- :- Like all living things, plants require nutrient elements to grow. The Plant Nutrition Manual describes the principles that determine how plants grow and discusses all the essential elements necessary for successful crop production. The nutritional needs of plants that add color and variety to our visual senses are addressed as well. Altogether, nutritional requirements are given for 143 plants grouped in seven categories from food crop plants to ornamentals.
The text begins with an introduction to the basic principles of plant nutrition. Chapters 2 and 3 describe the roles of the major elements and micronutrients. The last two chapters describe techniques for determining the nutrient element status of growing plants through plant analysis and tissue tests. The Plant Nutrition Manual is loaded with information on what plants need for normal vigorous growth and development-free of nutritional stress.


Engine and Tractor Power 4th Edition

Features:- :- The text was written for students in colleges of agriculture as well as others with an interest in engines and motor vehicles. Although the primary focus is on engines and farm tractors, many of the concepts also apply to automobiles, trucks, self-propelled farm machinery, lawn and garden tractors, and other vehicles. Updates include new governmental regulations, new technological developments, and illustrations. Chapters include thermodynamics of engines, engine components, engine cycle and timing, power efficiencies, fuels and combustion, electrical systems, ignition circuits, diesel engines, intake and exhaust systems, cooling systems, lubricants, hydraulic systems, power trains and weight transfer, traction and safety.


Environmental Soil Physics: Fundamentals, Applications, and Environmental Considerations

Features:- :- Environmental Soil Physics is a completely updated and modified edition of the Daniel Hillels previous, successful books, Introduction to Soil Physics and Fundamentals of Soil Physics. Hillel is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, one of the true leaders in the field of environmental sciences. The new version includes a chapter and problems on computational techniques, addresses current environmental concerns and trends.


More Food From Soil Science: The Natural Chemistry of Lime in Agriculture

Features:- :- This book by a distinguished agronomist and agricultural researcher is a factual presentation designed to show farmers how they can increase their crop yields and reduce their production costs so they may enjoy a higher standard of living. Known in some agriculture circles as a rebel because he raises common sense, experience, and scientific fact above the claims of those who manufacture commercial fertilizer and the teachings in many college agriculture courses, Dr. Tiedjens’ More Food From Soil Science provides concrete examples of ways to help cure the agricultural doldrums.

In this book, Dr. Tiedjens has taken sharp issue with the fertilizer manufacturers. “If we look into the reason for our increase in yields during the past seventy-five years, groups with different interests like to take the credit. The group with the biggest political lobby, the commercial fertilizer industry, likes to take most of the credit when actually they have contributed the least and probably have done the best job of bungling our thinking. Because of the influence of the bigness of the lobby, many of our young scientists have been dazzled into thinking propaganda is truth to the extent that they have allowed the propaganda to guide their thinking. When a person thinks long enough, he begins to adapt his thinking into a lifetime philosophy. The fertilizer industry has been guided by agronomists who have gotten their knowledge from the fertilizer industry. “Don’t Bite the Hand That is Feeding You.

More Food From Soil Science attributes today’s increased yields to factors outside the fertilizer industry, particularly the use of lime. Dr. Tiedjens writes, “I doubt whether we can say that these big yields are the result of planned treatment. It is true that many of them have received heavy amounts of plant food, but who can say whether we might not have had large yields with considerably less plant food applied?”

“I have been responsible for growing large yields of corn with small amounts of plant food applied to the soil and the practice did not ‘wear out’ the soil.”

“My fertility level—according to our experimental station—did not decrease over a ten year period of continuous corn growing, as many soil scientists had predicted. My methods are not orthodox. They are not based on what I was taught in applied courses in college. They are the result of reasoning from my own experience and reading the literature.”

More Food From Soil Science will raise hackles in some commercial and educational quarters. It will also be read with interest and much profit by the nation’s farmers, for whom it was written.


Soil Science and Management

Features:- :- Gain a practical understanding of soil properties and the soil management techniques most important for the effective use of soils with SOIL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT, 6E. This non-technical, reader-friendly book details all aspects of effective soil usage, including management techniques, composition, fertility, erosion, conservation,and irrigation in this practical guide. This edition highlights horticultural uses of soil as well as the latest green methodologies in both agricultural and horticultural practice from the perspective of farmers, horticulturalists, environmentalists and others who are concerned about how soils work and how they can be used most effectively. This edition further examines nutrient management and best practices with the latest updates on legal issues and government programs that make it a useful resource now and invaluable reference for the future.
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Land and Wine: The French Terroir

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For centuries, France has long been the world’s greatest wine-producing country. Its wines are the global gold standard, prized by collectors, and its winemaking regions each offer unique tasting experiences, from the spice of Bordeaux to the berry notes of the Loire Valley. Although grape variety, climate, and the skill of the winemaker are essential in making good wine, the foundation of a wine’s character is the soil in which its grapes are grown. Who could better guide us through the relationship between the French land and the wine than a geologist, someone who deeply understands the science behind the soil? Enter scientist Charles Frankel.



In Land and Wine, Frankel takes readers on a tour of the French winemaking regions to illustrate how the soil, underlying bedrock, relief, and microclimate shape the personality of a wine. The book’s twelve chapters each focus in depth on a different region, including the Loire Valley, Alsace, Burgundy, Champagne, Provence, the Rhône valley, and Bordeaux, to explore the full meaning of terroir.  In this approachable guide, Frankel describes how Cabernet Franc takes on a completely different character depending on whether it is grown on gravel or limestone; how Sauvignon yields three different products in the hills of Sancerre when rooted in limestone, marl, or flint; how Pinot Noir will give radically different wines on a single hill in Burgundy as the vines progress upslope; and how the soil of each château in Bordeaux has a say in the blend ratios of Merlot and Cabernet-Sauvignon. Land and Wine provides a detailed understanding of the variety of French wine as well as a look at the geological history of France, complete with volcanic eruptions, a parade of dinosaurs, and a menagerie of evolution that has left its fossils flavoring the vineyards.



Both the uninitiated wine drinker and the confirmed oenophile will find much to savor in this fun guide that Frankel has spiked with anecdotes about winemakers and historic wine enthusiasts—revealing which kings, poets, and philosophers liked which wines best—while offering travel tips and itineraries for visiting the wineries today.


Soil Microbiology, Ecology and Biochemistry

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The fourth edition of Soil Microbiology, Ecology and Biochemistry updates this widely used reference as the study and understanding of soil biota, their function, and the dynamics of soil organic matter has been revolutionized by molecular and instrumental techniques, and information technology. Knowledge of soil microbiology, ecology and biochemistry is central to our understanding of organisms and their processes and interactions with their environment. In a time of great global change and increased emphasis on biodiversity and food security, soil microbiology and ecology has become an increasingly important topic.

Revised by a group of world-renowned authors in many institutions and disciplines, this work relates the breakthroughs in knowledge in this important field to its history as well as future applications. The new edition provides readable, practical, impactful information for its many applied and fundamental disciplines. Professionals turn to this text as a reference for fundamental knowledge in their field or to inform management practices.


Understanding Vineyard Soils

Features:- :- The first edition of Understanding Vineyard Soils has been praised for its comprehensive coverage of soil topics relevant to viticulture. However, the industry is dynamic--new developments are occurring, especially with respect to measuring soil variability, managing soil water, possible effects of climate change, rootstock breeding and selection, monitoring sustainability, and improving grape quality and the "typicity" of wines. All this is embodied in an increased focus on the terroir or "sense of place" of vineyard sites, with greater emphasis being placed on wine quality relative to quantity in an increasingly competitive world market. The promotion of organic and biodynamic practices has raised a general awareness of "soil health", which is often associated with a soil's biology, but which to be properly assessed must be focused on a soil's physical, chemical, and biological properties. This edition of White's influential book presents the latest updates on these and other developments in soil management in vineyards.

With a minimum of scientific jargon, Understanding Vineyard Soils explains the interaction between soils on a variety of parent materials around the world and grapevine growth and wine typicity. The essential chemical and physical processes involving nutrients, water, oxygen and carbon dioxide, moderated by the activities of soil organisms, are discussed. Methods are proposed for alleviating adverse conditions such as soil acidity, sodicity, compaction, poor drainage, and salinity. The pros and cons of organic viticulture are debated, as are the possible effects of climate change. The author explains how sustainable wine production requires winegrowers to take care of the soil and minimize their impact on the environment. This book is a practical guide for winegrowers and the lay reader who is seeking general information about soils, but who may also wish to pursue in more depth the influence of different soil types on vine performance and wine character.


Cows Save the Planet: And Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth

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In Cows Save the Planet, journalist Judith D. Schwartz looks at soil as a crucible for our many overlapping environmental, economic, and social crises. Schwartz reveals that for many of these problems—climate change, desertification, biodiversity loss, droughts, floods, wildfires, rural poverty, malnutrition, and obesity—there are positive, alternative scenarios to the degradation and devastation we face. In each case, our ability to turn these crises into opportunities depends on how we treat the soil.



Drawing on the work of thinkers and doers, renegade scientists and institutional whistleblowers from around the world, Schwartz challenges much of the conventional thinking about global warming and other problems. For example, land can suffer from undergrazing as well as overgrazing, since certain landscapes, such as grasslands, require the disturbance from livestock to thrive. Regarding climate, when we focus on carbon dioxide, we neglect the central role of water in soil—"green water"—in temperature regulation. And much of the carbon dioxide that burdens the atmosphere is not the result of fuel emissions, but from agriculture; returning carbon to the soil not only reduces carbon dioxide levels but also enhances soil fertility.



Cows Save the Planet is at once a primer on soil's pivotal role in our ecology and economy, a call to action, and an antidote to the despair that environmental news so often leaves us with.


The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies Are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet

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Thousands of years of poor farming and ranching practices--and, especially, modern industrial agriculture--have led to the loss of up to 80 percent of carbon from the world's soils. That carbon is now floating in the atmosphere, and even if we stopped using fossil fuels today, it would continue warming the planet. In The Soil Will Save Us, journalist and bestselling author Kristin Ohlson makes an elegantly argued, passionate case for "our great green hope"--a way in which we can not only heal the land but also turn atmospheric carbon into beneficial soil carbon--and potentially reverse global warming.

As the granddaughter of farmers and the daughter of avid gardeners, Ohlson has long had an appreciation for the soil. A chance conversation with a local chef led her to the crossroads of science, farming, food, and environmentalism and the discovery of the only significant way to remove carbon dioxide from the air--an ecological approach that tends not only to plants and animals but also to the vast population of underground microorganisms that fix carbon in the soil. Ohlson introduces the visionaries--scientists, farmers, ranchers, and landscapers--who are figuring out in the lab and on the ground how to build healthy soil, which solves myriad problems: drought, erosion, air and water pollution, and food quality, as well as climate change. Her discoveries and vivid storytelling will revolutionize the way we think about our food, our landscapes, our plants, and our relationship to Earth.


Nature and Properties of Soils, The

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book.

Developed for Introduction to Soils or Soil Science courses, The Nature and Properties of Soils, Fifteenth Edition, can be used in courses such as Soil Fertility, Land Resources, Earth Science and Soil Geography.


"The Nature and Properties of Soils has been my labor of love for the past 5 years and updates a narrative that has both reflected and helped to shape soil science thinking for more than a century. It has evolved to provide a globally relevant framework for an integrated understanding of the diversity of soils, the soil system and its role in the ecology of planet Earth." - Ray R. Weil


This hallmark text introduces the exciting world of soils through clear writing, strong pedagogy, and an ecological approach that effectively explains the fundamentals of soil science. Worked calculations, vignettes, and current real-world applications prepare readers to understand concepts, solve problems, and think critically. Written for both majors and non-majors, this text highlights the many interactions between the soil and other components of forest, range, agricultural, wetland and constructed ecosystems.


Now in full-color, the Fifteenth Edition includes hundreds of compelling photos, figures, and diagrams to bring the exciting world of soils to life. Extensively revised, new and updated content appears in every chapter. Examples include: coverage of the pedosphere concept; new insights into humus and soil carbon accumulation; subaqueous soils, soil effects on human health; principles and practice of organic farming; urban and human engineered soils; new understandings of the nitrogen cycle; water-saving irrigation techniques; hydraulic redistribution, soil food-web ecology; disease suppressive soils; soil microbial genomics; soil interactions with global climate change; digital soil maps; and many others.


Small-Scale No-Till Gardening Basics: The Real Dirt on Cultivating Crops, Compost, and a Healthier Home (The Ultimate Guide to Soil Book 2)

Features:- :- Grow twice the fruits and vegetables in half the space on the farm, in the backyard, or even in your window!

Have you noticed the extraordinary flavors and yields emanating from even a small garden when the soil is just right? If you've ever been envious of your neighbor's dirt or just curious about homesteading, then The Ultimate Guide to Soil is the perfect fit for you.

This second volume in the series walks new and experienced gardeners through turning a good garden into a great garden using no-till techniques. Learn to create a vegetable plot from scratch without heavy machinery. Deal with common soil problems like waterlogging, excessive drainage, compaction, and urban subsoil. Then take your skill set to the next level with labor-saving techniques like solarization and spot kill mulches. Finally, the last chapter in this ebook expands your reach beyond the traditional garden and into containers and aquaponics.

With an emphasis on simple techniques suitable for the backyard gardener, The Ultimate Guide to Soil gives you the real dirt on good soil. Maybe next year your neighbor will be envious of you!


Dairy Farming: The Beautiful Way

Features:- :- Dairy Farming: The Beautiful Way is a detailed how-to guide for establishing and managing a small-scale organic dairy. Covering the topics of infrastructure requirements, cattle management, milking equipment and techniques, cow selection, and business logistics, this comprehensive text covers all the information needed to successfully operate a profitable small dairy farm.
As small farms experience a resurgence across the country, and consumers increase demand for nutrient-dense raw milk, there is a great opportunity for modern dairy farmers. Cows are uniquely suited to the efficient conversion of simple pasture plants into nutritious raw milk. The holistic management of dairy cows results in a farm model that benefits farm families, consumers, the environment, and the cows themselves. Each of these components are considered and discussed in detail, with every detail explained in clear and concise writing.
The information in Dairy Farming: The Beautiful Way is drawn from the author’s experience over the past decade running his own raw milk dairy at Bella Farm, in Western Colorado. It is designed to assist future dairy farmers to confidently make the transition to a holistic model of dairy management. Equally useful for startup farmers, and established multi-generation family farms, the model of grass-fed cattle efficiently producing top-quality raw milk is a proven formula for small-farm profitability.


Sea Energy Agriculture: Nature's Ideal Trace Element Blend for Farm, Livestock, Humans

Features:- :- Maynard Murray was a medical doctor who researched the crucial importance of minerals—especially trace elements—to plants and animals. Beginning in 1938 and continuing through the 1950s, Dr. Murray used sea solids—mineral salts remaining after water is evaporated from ocean water—as fertilizer on a variety of vegetables, fruits and grains. His extensive experiments demonstrated repeatedly and conclusively that plants fertilized with sea solids and animals fed sea-solid-fertilized feeds grow stronger and more resistant to disease.
Sea Energy Agriculture recounts Murray's experiments and presents his astounding conclusions. The work of this eco-pioneer was largely ignored during his lifetime, and his book became a lost classic—out-of-print for more than 25 years. Now this rare volume is once again available, with a new foreword and afterword by the founder of Acres U.S.A., Charles Walters.


The Violence of the Green Revolution: Third World Agriculture, Ecology, and Politics (Culture of the Land)

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The Green Revolution has been heralded as a political and technological achievement -- unprecedented in human history. Yet in the decades that have followed it, this supposedly nonviolent revolution has left lands ravaged by violence and ecological scarcity. A dedicated empiricist, Vandana Shiva takes a magnifying glass to the effects of the Green Revolution in India, examining the devastating effects of monoculture and commercial agriculture and revealing the nuanced relationship between ecological destruction and poverty. In this classic work, the influential activist and scholar also looks to the future as she examines new developments in gene technology.


Garlic: Organic Production

Features:- :- Garlic is a cool-season crop grown in most regions of the U.S. This publication addresses most aspects of organic garlic production, including seed sources,
organic fertility management, pest management and harvesting and storage. Marketing and economic considerations, including enterprise budgets for organic garlic production, are also addressed in this publication. A resource and reference section follows the publication.

NOTE: This is not a full-length book. Rather, it is a technical paper produced by the National Center for Appropriate Technology’s (NCAT) ATTRA project, which provides high-value information and technical assistance to farmers, ranchers, Extension agents, educators, and others involved in sustainable agriculture in the United States. For more information, visit www.attra.ncat.org.


Discriminating Taste: How Class Anxiety Created the American Food Revolution

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For the past four decades, increasing numbers of Americans have started paying greater attention to the food they eat, buying organic vegetables, drinking fine wines, and seeking out exotic cuisines. Yet they are often equally passionate about the items they refuse to eat: processed foods, generic brands, high-carb meals. While they may care deeply about issues like nutrition and sustainable agriculture, these discriminating diners also seek to differentiate themselves from the unrefined eater, the common person who lives on junk food.

Discriminating Taste argues that the rise of gourmet, ethnic, diet, and organic foods must be understood in tandem with the ever-widening income inequality gap. Offering an illuminating historical perspective on our current food trends, S. Margot Finn draws numerous parallels with the Gilded Age of the late nineteenth century, an era infamous for its class divisions, when gourmet dinners, international cuisines, slimming diets, and pure foods first became fads.

Examining a diverse set of cultural touchstones ranging from Ratatouille to The Biggest Loser, Finn identifies the key ways that “good food” has become conflated with high status. She also considers how these taste hierarchies serve as a distraction, leading middle-class professionals to focus on small acts of glamorous and virtuous consumption while ignoring their class’s larger economic stagnation. A provocative look at the ideology of contemporary food culture, Discriminating Taste teaches us to question the maxim that you are what you eat.

 


CANNABIS: Marijuana Growing Guide - Hydroponics, Automated Cultivation Systems and Modern Greenhouse Technologies (CANNABIS SCIENCE, Cannabis Cultivation, Grow Ops, Marijuana Business Book 1)

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Grow More Potent Buds - The Latest In Cannabis Cultivation Technologies and Systems



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Tuning in to Nature: Infrared Radiation and the Insect Communication System

Features:- :- This 25th anniversary edition, updated by the author, reveals the miraculous communication systems present in nature. Learn how plants and insects communicate through emissions in the infrared frequency range and why poisonous pesticides do not solve the real problems facing agriculture. In this breakthrough book Phil Callahan uncovers why certain insects are attracted only to certain plants, the role of pheromones' work in nature, and how plants under stress literally signal insects to come devour them. Long out of print . . . classic Callahan!


Vegetable Production and Practices

Features:- :- Successful vegetable production in a modern competitive market requires an understanding of many more factors than the biology of crops and the production techniques involved. This major new textbook brings the science and practice of vegetable production right up to date by addressing modern culture techniques and the recent challenges of consumer demand facing producers today. It introduces vegetable production from the perspective of producing high quality produce that satisfies the needs of the modern consumer. Beginning with the basics of how vegetables are grown using high and low input methods, including organic and sustainable production techniques, the book goes on to introduce and discuss many topics covered less comprehensively in older texts, including Good Agricultural Practices to improve quality, reduce biological contamination and secure food safety; water management; cropping systems; plasticulture; protected culture and mineral nutrition. Vegetable Production and Practices also introduces the use of molecular biology for genetic improvement of crops. Issues specific to individual vegetable crops are addressed by family, including their diseases, harvesting, quality attributes and other issues of increasing importance to consumers, including the role of vegetables in human health. Professor Gregory E. Welbaum has a long history of teaching successful courses in horticulture at Virginia Tech and other universities in the US and worldwide. Vegetable Production Practices has been specifically designed to accompany courses in vegetable crop production, so is ideally suited to inspire students in crop and horticultural sciences, as well as provide a useful reference for experienced practitioners.


The Tao of Vegetable Gardening: Cultivating Tomatoes, Greens, Peas, Beans, Squash, Joy, and Serenity

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The Tao of Vegetable Gardening explores the practical methods as well as the deeper essence of gardening. In her latest book, groundbreaking garden writer Carol Deppe (The Resilient Gardener, Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties) focuses on some of the most popular home garden vegetables—tomatoes, green beans, peas, and leafy greens—and through them illustrates the key principles and practices that gardeners need to know to successfully plant and grow just about any food crop.



Deppe’s work has long been inspired and informed by the philosophy and wisdom of Tao Te Ching, the 2,500-year-old work attributed to Chinese sage Lao Tzu and the most translated book in the world after the Bible. The Tao of Vegetable Gardening is organized into chapters that echo fundamental Taoist concepts: Balance, Flexibility, Honoring the Essential Nature (your own and that of your plants), Effortless Effort, Non-Doing, and even Non-Knowing. Yet the book also offers a wealth of specific and valuable garden advice on topics as diverse as:



•    The Eat-All Greens Garden, a labor- and space-efficient way to provide all the greens a family can eat, freeze, and dry—all on a tiny piece of land suitable for small-scale and urban gardeners.



•    The growing problem of late blight and the future of heirloom tomatoes—and what gardeners can do to avoid problems, and even create new resistant varieties.



•    Establishing a Do-It-Yourself Seed Bank, including information on preparing seeds for long-term storage and how to “dehybridize” hybrids.



•    Twenty-four good places to not plant a tree, and thirty-seven good reasons for not planting various vegetables.



Designed for gardeners of all levels, from beginners to experienced growers, The Tao of Vegetable Gardening provides a unique frame of reference: a window to the world of nature, in the garden and in ourselves.


Crop Rotation and Cover Cropping: Soil Resiliency and Health on the Organic Farm: 2 (Organic Principles and Practices Handbook Series)

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Part of the NOFA guides. This volume covers:




Including on-farm examples and detailed appendices.


Cosmos, Earth and Nutrition: The Biodynamic Approach to Agriculture

Features:- :- In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in organic and biodynamic produce. Although once marginal and 'alternative', escalating concerns about the environment, health, food quality and animal welfare have brought organics into mainstream consciousness. Biodynamics, a unique development of the organic approach, does not narrowly focus on agricultural techniques. It was conceived as a new way of thinking about farming, nutrition and the world of nature, allowing for a revitalized relationship with the living soil, the elemental world and the cosmos. Originating from a series of eight lectures given by Dr Rudolf Steiner in 1924, biodynamics broadens the outlook of agriculture and the science behind it, leading to a holistic perspective that incorporates astronomical rhythms and unique preparations for plants and earth. The author describes the foundations on which not only biodynamics but also the wider organic movement is based. He builds bridges between mainstream science and Steiner's insights, making it easier for the wider organic and ecological movement to approach biodynamic concepts and practise. This book has much to offer to the beginner as well as to those already involved with biodynamics. Its broad range of topics - including the ecology of the farm organism, food quality and nutrition, community supported agriculture, planetary influences, seed quality, and the vitality of water - contribute to a deeper understanding of the subject. The author is also concerned to promote innovation so that biodynamics moves with the times. An appendix includes details for contacting various elements of the biodynamic world. DR RICHARD THORNTON SMITH was formerly a geography professor at the University of Leeds, specializing in soil science, environment and conservation. Widely travelled, he has a long-standing interest in indigenous and sustainable farming. He was introduced to the work of Rudolf Steiner at an early age, although his full involvement with biodynamics dates from 1990 when he began to participate in training programmes and workshops at Emerson College, Sussex. In 1996 he began a biodynamic extension programme in Sri Lanka, for which he published a book, most recently updated in 2007. Since 2001 he has been an inspector for the Biodynamic Association's Demeter and Organic Certification in the UK. In 2003 he produced an edited selection of Steiner's work relating to agriculture. He is currently a council member of the Biodynamic Agricultural Association, and lives in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire.


Sheep Farming for Meat and Wool (Landlinks Press)

Features:- :- Sheep Farming for Meat and Wool contains practical, up-to-date information on sheep production and management for producers throughout temperate Australia. It is based on research and extension projects conducted over many years by the Department of Primary Industries and its predecessors and the University of Melbourne.
The book covers business management, pasture growth and management, nutrition and feed management, drought management, reproductive management, disease management, genetic improvement, animal welfare and working dog health. It also gives seasonal reminders for a spring lambing wool-producing flock, for autumn lambing Merino ewes joined to Border Leicester rams, and for winter lambing crossbred ewes joined to terminal sires. It will guide new and established farmers, students of agriculture and service providers with detailed information on the why and how of sheep production, and will assist farmer groups to initiate activities aimed at increasing their efficiency in specific areas of sheep production.


Cowed: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on America’s Health, Economy, Politics, Culture, and Environment

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From leading ecology advocates, a revealing look at our dependence on cows and a passionate appeal for sustainable living.


In Cowed, globally recognized environmentalists Denis and Gail Boyer Hayes offer a revealing analysis of how our beneficial, centuries-old relationship with bovines has evolved into one that now endangers us.


Long ago, cows provided food and labor to settlers taming the wild frontier and helped the loggers, ranchers, and farmers who shaped the country’s landscape. Our society is built on the backs of bovines who indelibly stamped our culture, politics, and economics. But our national herd has doubled in size over the past hundred years to 93 million, with devastating consequences for the country’s soil and water. Our love affair with dairy and hamburgers doesn’t help either: eating one pound of beef produces a greater carbon footprint than burning a gallon of gasoline.


Denis and Gail Hayes begin their story by tracing the co-evolution of cows and humans, starting with majestic horned aurochs, before taking us through the birth of today’s feedlot farms and the threat of mad cow disease. The authors show how cattle farming today has depleted America’s largest aquifer, created festering lagoons of animal waste, and drastically increased methane production.


In their quest to find fresh solutions to our bovine problem, the authors take us to farms across the country from Vermont to Washington. They visit worm ranchers who compost cow waste, learn that feeding cows oregano yields surprising benefits, talk to sustainable farmers who care for their cows while contributing to their communities, and point toward a future in which we eat less, but better, beef. In a deeply researched, engagingly personal narrative, Denis and Gail Hayes provide a glimpse into what we can do now to provide a better future for cows, humans, and the world we inhabit. They show how our relationship with cows is part of the story of America itself.


The Secret Life of Compost: A Guide to Static-Pile Composting—Lawn, Garden, Feedlot or Farm

Features:- :- We don't need to poison the earth in order to grow better food, and what is harmful to the environment when improperly disposed of often can be turned back to the soil in a beneficial way through composting—if you know how. Here's how. Malcolm Beck's Garden-Ville is one of the largest commercial composting operations in the country. He shares his insight into the processes of decay that can transform everything from lawn trimmings to sewer sludge into life-giving earth. Coupled with Beck's insight into nature and practical advice are remarks from Charles Walters, author, founder of Acres U.S.A.


Where Our Food Comes From: Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's Quest to End Famine

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The future of our food depends on tiny seeds in orchards and fields the world over. In 1943, one of the first to recognize this fact, the great botanist Nikolay Vavilov, lay dying of starvation in a Soviet prison. But in the years before Stalin jailed him as a scapegoat for the country’s famines, Vavilov had traveled over five continents, collecting hundreds of thousands of seeds in an effort to outline the ancient centers of agricultural diversity and guard against widespread hunger. Now, another remarkable scientist—and vivid storyteller—has retraced his footsteps.
 
In Where Our Food Comes From, Gary Paul Nabhan weaves together Vavilov’s extraordinary story with his own expeditions to Earth’s richest agricultural landscapes and the cultures that tend them. Retracing Vavilov’s path from Mexico and the Colombian Amazon to the glaciers of the Pamirs in Tajikistan, he draws a vibrant portrait of changes that have occurred since Vavilov’s time and why they matter.
 
In his travels, Nabhan shows how climate change, free trade policies, genetic engineering, and loss of traditional knowledge are threatening our food supply. Through discussions with local farmers, visits to local outdoor markets, and comparison of his own observations in eleven countries to those recorded in Vavilov’s journals and photos, Nabhan reveals just how much diversity has
already been lost. But he also shows what resilient farmers and scientists in many regions are doing to save the remaining living riches of our world.
 
It is a cruel irony that Vavilov, a man who spent his life working to foster nutrition, ultimately died from lack of it. In telling his story, Where Our Food Comes From brings to life the intricate relationships among culture, politics, the land, and the future of the world’s food.


Westcott's Plant Disease Handbook (Westcott's Plant Disease Handbook (Book & Online Access))

Features:- :- It was a compliment to me to be asked to prepare the fourth edition of Westcott's Plant Disease Handbook, and the decision to accept the respon­ sibility for the fourth edition, the fifth edition, and now the sixth edition was not taken lightly. The task has been a formidable one. I have always had great respect professionally for Dr. Cynthia Westcott. That respect has grown considerably with the completion of the three editions. I now fully realize the tremendous amount of effort expended by Dr. Westcott in de­ veloping the Handbook. A book such as this is never finished, since one is never sure that everything has been included that should be. I would quote and endorse the words of Dr. Westcott in her preface to the first edition: "It is easy enough to start a book on plant disease. It is impossible to finish it. . . " This revision of the Handbook retains the same general format contained in the previous editions. The chemieals and pesticides regulations have been updated; major taxonomie changes have been made in the bacteria, fungi, nematodes and viruses; the changing pieture in diseases caused by viruses and/ or viruslike agents have been described. New host plants have been added, and many recently reported diseases as weIl as previously known diseases listed now on new hosts have been included.


Hemp: Industrial Production and Uses

Features:- :- Hemp production for industrial purposes continues to grow worldwide, and is currently being used for many applications including house insulation, paper making, animal bedding, fabric, rope making and also as a biofuel. This book brings together international experts to examine all aspects of industrial hemp production, including the origins of hemp production, as well as the botany and anatomy, genetics and breeding, quality assessment, regulations, and the agricultural and industrial economics of hemp production. A translation of Le Chanvre Industriel, this book has been revised and updated for an international audience and is essential reading for Producers of industrial hemp, industry personnel and agriculture researchers and students.


Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm

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To ensure food security and restore the health of the planet, we need to move beyond industrial agriculture and return to the practice of small-scale, local farming. The Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm describes the creation of a sustainable food system through a detailed case study of the successful year-round organic market garden and permaculture design at Pennsylvania’s Three Sisters Farm.

At the heart of Three Sisters is its bioshelter — a solar greenhouse which integrates growing facilities, poultry housing, a potting room, storage, kitchen facilities, compost bins, a reference library and classroom area. The Bioshelter Market Garden examines how the bioshelter promotes greaterbiodiversity and is an energy efficient method of extending crop production through Pennsylvania's cold winter months.

Both visionary and practical, this fully illustrated book contains a wealth of information on the application of permaculture principles. Some of the topics covered include:

*Design and management of an intensive market garden farm
*Energy systems and bio-thermal resources
*Ecological soil management and pest control
*Wetlands usage
*Solar greenhouse design and management.

Whatever your gardening experience and ambitions, this comprehensive manual is sure to inform and inspire.


An Unlikely Vineyard: The Education of a Farmer and Her Quest for Terroir

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Named one of the Best Wine Books of 2014 by The New York Times, An Unlikely Vineyard tells the evolutionary story of Deirdre Heekin’s farm from overgrown fields to a fertile, productive, and beautiful landscape that melds with its natural environment.



Is it possible to capture landscape in a bottle? To express its terroir, its essence of place—geology, geography, climate, and soil—as well as the skill of the winegrower?



That’s what Heekin and her chef/husband, Caleb Barber, set out to accomplish on their tiny, eight-acre hillside farm and vineyard in Vermont.



But An Unlikely Vineyard involves much more. It also presents, through the example of their farming journey and winegrowing endeavors, an impressive amount of information on how to think about almost every aspect of gardening: from composting to trellising; from cider and perry making to growing old garden roses, keeping bees, and raising livestock; from pruning (or not) to dealing naturally with pests and diseases. As Eric Asimov, chief wine critic for The New York Times, writes, “I love this book, which conveys beautifully why the best wine is, at heart, an agricultural expression.”



Challenged by cold winters, wet summers, and other factors, Deirdre and Caleb set about to grow not only a vineyard, but an orchard of heirloom apples, pears, and plums, as well as gardens filled with vegetables, herbs, roses, and wildflowers destined for their own table and for the kitchen of their small restaurant. They wanted to create, or rediscover, a sense of place, and to grow food naturally using the philosophy and techniques gleaned from organic gardening, permaculture, and biodynamic farming.



Accompanied throughout by lush photos, this gentle narrative will appeal to anyone who loves food, farms, and living well.


Plowman's Folly

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Mr. Faulkner’s masterpiece is recognized as the most important challenge to agricultural orthodoxy that has been advanced in this century. Its new philosophy of the soil, based on proven principles and completely opposed to age-old concepts, has had a strong impact upon theories of cultivation around the world. It was on July 5, 1943, when Plowman’s Folly was first issued, that the author startled a lethargic public, long bemused by the apparently insoluble problem of soil depletion, by saying, simply, “The fact is that no one has ever advanced a scientific reason for plowing.” With the key sentence, he opened a new era.
For generations, our reasoning about the management of the soil has rested upon the use of the moldboard plow. Mr. Faulkner proved rather conclusively that soil impoverishment, erosion, decreasing crop yields, and many of the adverse effects following droughts or periods of excessive rainfall could be traced directly to the practice of plowing natural fertilizers deep into the soil. Through his own test-plot and field-scale experiments, in which he prepared the soil with a disk harrow, in emulation of nature’s way on the forest floor and in the natural meadow, by incorporating green manures into its surface, he transformed ordinary, even inferior, soils into extremely productive, high-yield croplands.
Time magazine called this concept “one of the most revolutionary ideas in agriculture history.” The volume is being made available again not only because farmers, ranchers, gardeners, and agriculturists demanded it, but also because it details the kind of “revolution” which will aid those searching for the fruits of the earth in the emerging nations.


Storey's Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables & Herbs for Market: Site & Crop Selection * Planting, Care & Harvesting * Business Basics

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Keith Stewart covers everything you need to know to successfully grow and market your own organic vegetables and herbs. Offering expert tips on choosing a growing site, soil fertility, companion planting, irrigation, organic farming techniques, dealing with pests, and harvesting, Stewart also helps you design a business plan, manage employees, and find niche markets for your produce.


Deep-Rooted Wisdom: Skills and Stories from Generations of Gardeners

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We have begun to lose some of the most important skills used by everyday gardeners to create beautiful, productive gardens. With a personality-driven, engaging narrative, Deep Rooted Wisdom teaches accessible, commonsense skills to a new generation of gardeners. Soulful gardener, Augustus Jenkins Farmer, profiles experienced and up-and-coming gardeners who use these skills in their own gardens. Enjoy this chance to get planting, propagation, and fertilizing knowledge handed down directly from the experts in the field. 


The Non-Toxic Farming Handbook

Features:- :- This readable, easy-to-understand handbook successfully integrates the diverse techniques and technologies of classical organic farming, Albrecht-style soil fertility balancing, Reams-method soil and plant testing and analysis, and other alternative technologies applicable to commercial-scale agriculture.


Maize for the Gods: Unearthing the 9,000-Year History of Corn

Features:- :- Maize is the world’s most productive food and industrial crop, grown in more than 160 countries and on every continent except Antarctica. If by some catastrophe maize were to disappear from our food supply chain, vast numbers of people would starve and global economies would rapidly collapse. How did we come to be so dependent on this one plant?

Maize for the Gods brings together new research by archaeologists, archaeobotanists, plant geneticists, and a host of other specialists to explore the complex ways that this single plant and the peoples who domesticated it came to be inextricably entangled with one another over the past nine millennia. Tracing maize from its first appearance and domestication in ancient campsites and settlements in Mexico to its intercontinental journey through most of North and South America, this history also tells the story of the artistic creativity, technological prowess, and social, political, and economic resilience of America’s first peoples.


Fertility Farming

Features:- :- Fertility Farming explores an approach to farming that makes minimal use of plowing, eschews chemical fertilizers and pesticides, and encourages cover cropping and manure application. Newman Turner holds that the foundation of the effectiveness of a fertile soil - and the measure of a fertile soil - is its content of organic matter, ultimately, its humus. Upon a basis of humus, nature builds a complete structure of healthy life - without need for disease control of any kind. In fact, disease treatment is unnecessary in nature, as disease is the outcome of the unbalancing or perversion of the natural order - and serves as a warning that something is wrong. The avoidance of disease is therefore the simple practice of natural law. Much more than theory, this book was written to serve as a practical guide for farmers. Newman Turner's advice for building a productive, profitable organic farming system rings as true today as it did sixty years ago when it was written.


Organic No-Till Farming: Advancing No-Till Agriculture: Crops, Soil, Equipment

Features:- :- Organic No-Till Farming offers a map to an organic farming system that limits tillage, reduces labor, and improves soil structure. Based on the latest research by pioneering agriculturists, this book offers new technologies and tools based on sound biological principles, making it possible to reduce and even eliminate tillage. Field-tested over many seasons, these methods make cover crops into a source of fertility as well as a tool for weed management. As traditional tillage turns into rotational tillage, natural soil biology is maximized and synthetic inputs are minimized. For organic farmers who want to refine their practices and conventional farmers interested in new ideas, Organic No-Till Farming is indispensable.


Organic Farming: How to Raise, Certify, and Market Organic Crops and Livestock

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Organic Farming is the seed you need to get your organic farm growing. This essential guidebook explains everything you need to know to begin and maintain a healthy, productive, and profitable organic farm, from organic certification to planting crops to marketing your produce.
 
If you’re thinking of starting an organic farm or making the transition to organics, you’re in good company. The market for organic food increases every year, as does the number of organic producers: in the past two decades, the number of organic farms and businesses has more than tripled. And whether you’re growing crops or raising animals, you’ll need some helpful advice as you get started. Organic Farming can help—its pages are full of inspiring and educational wisdom from author Peter V. Fossel, who has farmed organically for more than 25 years. Find out how to farm without pesticides, how to find your way through the rules and regulations surrounding organic certification, and how to develop a marketing strategy. A list of resources also points the way to other books, websites, and organizations that focus on organic farming, including state standards.
 
Organic Farming is the ideal practical handbook to fulfilling your dreams.


Master Gardener's Medical Cannabis Secrets: Learn to Grow Marijuana Nor-Cal Style!

Features:- :- The first of its kind. This is not a Beginners grow manual! It is designed for the master gardener who wants to refine his techniques and constantly improve. Learn to grow Nor-Cal style and become your own expert. Relevant to both Indoor and Outdoor gardens, and all Medical growers, this book will take you to the next level! You will learn; HOW TO GROW AN OUTDOOR 5 POUND MINIMUM MEDICAL MARIJUANA PLANT CONSISTENTLY! AND, HOW TO INCREASE YIELDS, IMPROVE QUALITY, AND SAVE MONEY EVERY CYCLE ON YOUR INDOOR AND OUTDOOR!Designed to benefit every grower, from the novice to the expert. Learn how to benefit from modern science and at the same time learn secrets from antiquity. Even the advanced grower will learn something new! Over 420 pages and 200 amazing photographs. Want to see photos of 40+ plant gardens with over 10 pounds a plant?  This is your book!

Get in depth with topics not touched on in other grow books such as; sacred geometry, astrology, transportation, prescriptions, attorneys, pyramids, crystals, security concerns, economic trends, market trends, quantum physics, human/plant communication, scientific theory and experimentation, high production hash and butter systems, maximizing production, etc.


Turfgrass Soil Fertility & Chemical Problems: Assessment and Management

Features:- :- Turfgrass Soil Fertility and Chemical Problems is the best single-source, practical management tool that will help you overcome every fertility management challenge you face!

Turfgrass Soil Fertility and Chemical problems will:
* Help you pinpoint the effectiveness of fertilizer programs to ensure turfgrass quality, water quality, and environmental integrity
* Help you understand a multitude of turfgrass species and cultivars and their complex nutrient responses or requirements
* Explains site-specific fertilization, covering issues such as establishment on poor quality soils and the use of low-quality irrigation water
* Show you how fertilization is important for environmental, traffic, and stress tolerance, as well as recovery
* Show you how to apply the interpretation of soil, tissue, and water-quality test information in the development of fertilization regimes


Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply (Culture of the Land)

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For the farmer, the seed is not merely the source of future plants and food; it is a vehicle through which culture and history can be preserved and spread to future generations. For centuries, farmers have evolved crops and produced an incredible diversity of plants that provide life-sustaining nutrition. In India alone, the ingenuity of farmers has produced over 200,000 varieties of rice, many of which now line store shelves around the world. This productive tradition, however, is under attack as globalized, corporate regimes increasingly exploit intellectual property laws to annex these sustaining seeds and remove them from the public sphere.

In Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply, Shiva explores the devastating effects of commercial agriculture and genetic engineering on the food we eat, the farmers who grow it, and the soil that sustains it. This prescient critique and call to action covers some of the most pressing topics of this ongoing dialogue, from the destruction of local food cultures and the privatization of plant life, to unsustainable industrial fish farming and safety concerns about corporately engineered foods. The preeminent agricultural activist and scientist of a generation, Shiva implores the farmers and consumers of the world to make a united stand against the genetically modified crops and untenable farming practices that endanger the seeds and plants that give us life.


Farm Business Management: The Fundamentals of Good Practice (Farm Business Management Series)

Features:- :- Farming is a complex job with many unique challenges, but can also be a rich and rewarding career that is full of opportunities. Following the author's Farm Business Management series, this new textbook takes the core principles and techniques and distils them into an accessible student resource. Written by an expert with decades of teaching and research experience around the world, this book also incorporates two brand new chapters on farm accounting and computer systems and software. Providing a hands-on learning experience for students of agriculture, it will continue to be a much-used resource throughout their farming career.


Farming with Native Beneficial Insects: Ecological Pest Control Solutions

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Harness the power of beneficial insects to deter pests and reduce crop damage. This comprehensive guide to farming with insects will have you building beetle banks and native plant field borders as you reap a bountiful and pesticide-free harvest. With strategies for identifying the insects you’re trying to attract paired with step-by-step instructions for a variety of habitat-building projects, you’ll soon learn how to employ your own biocontrol conservation tactics. Lay out the brush piles and plant the hedgerows because the insects are going to love it here!


Modified: GMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future

Features:- :- A disquieting and meditative look at the issue that started the biggest food fight of our time--GMOs. From a journalist and mother who learned that genetically modified corn was the culprit behind what was making her and her child sick, a must-read book for anyone trying to parse the incendiary discussion about genetically modified foods.

*One of Publishers Weekly's Best Books 2016*

"More so than definitive answers, the questions that Shetterly advances are a persuasive reminder of how important the continued fight for true transparency in the food industry is." --Goop

GMO products are among the most consumed and the least understood substances in the United States today. They appear not only in the food we eat, but in everything from the interior coating of paper coffee cups and medicines to diapers and toothpaste. We are often completely unaware of their presence.

Caitlin Shetterly discovered the importance of GMOs the hard way. Shortly after she learned that her son had an alarming sensitivity to GMO corn, she was told that she had the same condition, and her family’s daily existence changed forever. An expansion of Shetterly’s viral Elle article “The Bad Seed,” Modified delves deep into the heart of the matter—from the cornfields of Nebraska to the beekeeping conventions in Brussels—to shine a light on the people, the science, and the corporations behind the food we serve ourselves and our families every day. Deeper than an exposé, and written by a mother and journalist whose journey had no agenda other than to understand the nuance and confusion behind GMOs, Modified is a rare breed of book that will at once make you weep at the majestic beauty of our Great Plains and force you to harvest deep seeds of doubt about the invisible monsters currently infiltrating our food and our land and threatening our future.


From the Hardcover edition.


Albrecht on Soil Balancing (The Albrecht Papers Book 7)

Features:- :- This collection of essays reveals a carefully organized and convincing explanation by Albrecht about the interconnection between soil, plants and animals that everything is related to everything else. In these papers Albrecht reveals the importance of the balance equation, that it isn't enough to have nutrient to soil connections, it is the ratio of one element to another that counts. Albrecht's insight further reveals that an ounce of prevention in the form of balanced plant nutrition from fertile soils is better than a pound of cure using dangerous poisons. Albrecht's work provides an indispensable foundation for anyone interested in sustainable, ecologically responsible agriculture.


Organic Marijuana, Soma Style: The Pleasures of Cultivating Connoisseur Cannabis (Marijuana Tips)

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A breeder of international fame, Soma is synonymous with earth-friendly grow techniques and an appreciation for the healing qualities of marijuana. Now in his first-ever book, this sage of the marijuana scene shares his methods and philosophy with a collection of his best works, all-new essays and stunning photography.

Soma offers detailed advice for every stage of growing organically: selecting seeds and mother plants, making clones, creating one’s own soil mix, using organic pest control and knowing the best time for harvesting. With these instructions, gardeners of all levels can learn to grow marijuana with the sublime qualities and subtleties of flavor and effects that have made this breeder legendary. Sixteen pages of Soma’s lush full-color photography help to showcase his methods and varieties.

Much like organic food has become increasingly popular through a heightening of awareness, Organic Marijuana raises consciousness about growing an outstanding crop of marijuana while respecting both environmental and individual health.

This second book in the Marijuana Tips series continues to present the tips and techniques that only expert growers can provide.


Small-Scale Haymaking (Country Workshop)

Features:- :- Haymaking is many things to many people. It provides vintage tractor enthusiasts with an easy and productive way to put their prized machinery to good use. It is an easy and potentially profitable crop to grow on a small farm. And, of course, it evokes powerful memories for anyone who has spent a summer day haying.


Wild Harvest: Plants in the Hominin and Pre-Agrarian Human Worlds (Studying Scientific Archaeology)

Features:- :- Plants are fundamental to life; they are used by all human groups and most animals. They provide raw materials, vitamins and essential nutrients and we could not survive without them. Yet access to plant use before the Neolithic can be challenging. In some places, plant remains rarely survive and reconstructing plant use in pre-agrarian contexts needs to be conducted using a range of different techniques. This lack of visible evidence has led to plants being undervalued, both in terms of their contribution to diet and as raw materials. This book outlines why the role of plants is required for a better understanding of hominin and pre-agrarian human life, and it offers a variety of ways in which this can be achieved.

Wild Harvest is divided into three sections. In section 1 each chapter focuses on a specific feature of plant use by humans; this covers the role of carbohydrates, the need for and effects of processing methods, the role of plants in self-medication among apes, plants as raw materials, and the extent of evidence for plant use prior to the development of agriculture in the Near East. Section 2 comprises seven chapters which cover different methods available to obtain information on plants, and the third section has five chapters, each covering a topic related to ethnography, ethnohistory, or ethnoarchaeology, and how these can be used to improve our understanding of the role of plants in the pre-agrarian past.


Resilient Agriculture: Cultivating Food Systems for a Changing Climate

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Climate change presents an unprecedented challenge to the productivity and profitability of agriculture in North America. More variable weather, drought, and flooding create the most obvious damage, but hot summer nights, warmer winters, longer growing seasons, and other environmental changes have more subtle but far-reaching effects on plant and livestock growth and development.

Resilient Agriculture recognizes the critical role that sustainable agriculture will play in the coming decades and beyond. The latest science on climate risk, resilience, and climate change adaptation is blended with the personal experience of farmers and ranchers to explore:

The climate change challenge is real and it is here now. To enjoy the sustained production of food, fiber, and fuel well into the twenty-first century, we must begin now to make changes that will enhance the adaptive capacity and resilience of North American agriculture. The rich knowledge base presented in Resilient Agriculture is poised to serve as the cornerstone of an evolving, climate-ready food system.

Laura Lengnick is a researcher, policymaker, activist, educator, and farmer whose work explores the community-enhancing potential of agriculture and food systems. She directs the academic program in sustainable agriculture at Warren Wilson College and was a lead author of the report Climate Change and Agriculture in the United States: Effects and Adaptation.


The Green Revolution Delusion: The False Promise of Modern Agriculture

Features:- :- The Green Revolution Delusion is a fictional depiction of a real life drama that is playing out daily where ever industrial agriculture is practiced. In two generations agriculture has been changed radically. What was once a biological process driven by sunshine and rainfall and a prime generator of wealth has become, in many cases, an unsustainable industrial process dependent upon ever increasing inputs of energy and capital. Aside from the financial aspects, agriculture practiced in the industrial mode is inherently wasteful of natural resources; soil, water and energy are consumed in untenable amounts while producing pollution of soil, water and food stuffs. What was once a very good way to live and raise a family has become an occupation filled with stress and outright danger. In far too many cases, the wholesomeness of our food supply has taken second place to the needs of industry. These situations do not have to continue; there are methods that can produce food and fiber in the quantities needed in ways that are ecologically, financially and sociologically sound. One purpose of the book is to present options to the methods and practices causing the most damage that are feasible in the real world.
The Green Revolution Delusion is a portrayal of some of the real and very disturbing problems of modern agriculture. Damage is being done to farm families, to the environment and to human health. The book is not a doom and disaster tirade but rather an attempt to explain why the conventional wisdom – that we must adopt all of the current toxic technology: the confined animal feeding operations, the genetically modified organisms and the chemical fertilizers and pesticides in order for agriculture to be profitable and productive – is simply wrong. It is not a technical dissertation but it presents, without a lot of jargon, some of the scientific and economic reasons that industrial agriculture is neither sustainable nor profitable in the long term. It also provides a look at proven alternatives to some of the most damaging technology and gives examples of how these alternative methods can be applied in a practical manner. Fiction is used as the vehicle for putting forth this information in the hope that an enjoyable reading experience will bring useful knowledge to a wider audience. The book is not a how to manual but rather it tries to at least partially explain, in a non-technical manner, the functioning of the ecological processes that control the natural world and how these processes can be used to create agriculture that is financially, ecologically and sociologically sound.


The Organic Grain Grower: Small-Scale, Holistic Grain Production for the Home and Market Producer

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The ultimate guide to growing organic grains on a small and ecological scale, The Organic Grain Grower is invaluable for both home-scale and commercial producers interested in expanding their resiliency and crop diversity through growing their own grains. Longtime farmer and organic pioneer Jack Lazor covers how to grow and store wheat, barley, oats, corn, dry beans, soybeans, pulse crops, oilseeds, grasses, nutrient-dense forages, and lesser-known cereals. In addition to detailed cultivation and processing information, Lazor argues the importance of integrating grains on the organic farm (not to mention for the local-food system) for reasons of biodiversity and whole farm management. Including extensive information on:




Beginners will learn how to grow enough wheat for a year's supply of bread flour for their homestead, and farmers will learn how to become part of a grain co-op, working alongside artisan bakers and mills. Never before has there been a guide to growing organic grains applicable both for the home-scale and professional farming scale. This will be a classic for decades to come and a crucial addition to any farmer's, homesteader's, gardener's, agronomist's, or seed-saver's library.


How to Delete Books from Your Kindle: Step by Step Guide with Screenshot on How to Delete Books from Your Kindle Device, Kindle App and Kindle Account (How To Step-by-Step Guide Book 5)

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Tomorrow's Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food

Features:- :- By the year 2050, Earth's population will double. If we continue with current farming practices, vast amounts of wilderness will be lost, millions of birds and billions of insects will die, and the public will lose billions of dollars as a consequence of environmental degradation. Clearly, there must be a better way to meet the need for increased food production.

Written as part memoir, part instruction, and part contemplation, Tomorrow's Table argues that a judicious blend of two important strands of agriculture--genetic engineering and organic farming--is key to helping feed the world's growing population in an ecologically balanced manner. Pamela Ronald, a geneticist, and her husband, Raoul Adamchak, an organic farmer, take the reader inside their lives for roughly a year, allowing us to look over their shoulders so that we can see what geneticists and organic farmers actually do. The reader sees the problems that farmers face, trying to provide larger yields without resorting to expensive or environmentally hazardous chemicals, a problem that will loom larger and larger as the century progresses. They learn how organic farmers and geneticists address these problems.

This book is for consumers, farmers, and policy decision makers who want to make food choices and policy that will support ecologically responsible farming practices. It is also for anyone who wants accurate information about organic farming, genetic engineering, and their potential impacts on human health and the environment.


The Soil and Health: A Study of Organic Agriculture (Culture of the Land)

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During his years as a scientist working for the British government in India, Sir Albert Howard conceived of and refined the principles of organic agriculture. Howard's The Soil and Health became a seminal and inspirational text in the organic movement soon after its publication in 1945. The Soil and Health argues that industrial agriculture, emergent in Howard's era and dominant today, disrupts the delicate balance of nature and irrevocably robs the soil of its fertility. Howard's classic treatise links the burgeoning health crises facing crops, livestock, and humanity to this radical degradation of the Earth's soil. His message -- that we must respect and restore the health of the soil for the benefit of future generations -- still resonates among those who are concerned about the effects of chemically enhanced agriculture.


Who Really Feeds the World?: The Failures of Agribusiness and the Promise of Agroecology

Features:- :- Debunking the notion that our current food crisis must be addressed through industrial agriculture and genetic modification, author and activist Vandana Shiva argues that those forces are in fact the ones responsible for the hunger problem in the first place. Who Really Feeds the World? is a powerful manifesto calling for agricultural justice and genuine sustainability, drawing upon Shiva’s thirty years of research and accomplishments in the field. Instead of relying on genetic modification and large-scale monocropping to solve the world’s food crisis, she proposes that we look to agroecology—the knowledge of the interconnectedness that creates food—as a truly life-giving alternative to the industrial paradigm. Shiva succinctly and eloquently lays out the networks of people and processes that feed the world, exploring issues of diversity, the needs of small famers, the importance of seed saving, the movement toward localization, and the role of women in producing the world's food.


From the Trade Paperback edition.


Food Fight: GMOs and the Future of the American Diet

Features:- :- Are GMOs really that bad?  A prominent environmental journalist takes a fresh look at what they actually mean for our food system and for us.

In the past two decades, GMOs have come to dominate the American diet. Advocates hail them as the future of food, an enhanced method of crop breeding that can help feed an ever-increasing global population and adapt to a rapidly changing environment. Critics, meanwhile, call for their banishment, insisting GMOs were designed by overeager scientists and greedy corporations to bolster an industrial food system that forces us to rely on cheap, unhealthy, processed food so they can turn an easy profit. In response, health-conscious brands such as Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods have started boasting that they are “GMO-free,” and companies like Monsanto have become villains in the eyes of average consumers.

Where can we turn for the truth? Are GMOs an astounding scientific breakthrough destined to end world hunger? Or are they simply a way for giant companies to control a problematic food system?

Environmental writer McKay Jenkins traveled across the country to answer these questions and discovered that the GMO controversy is more complicated than meets the eye. He interviewed dozens of people on all sides of the debate—scientists hoping to engineer new crops that could provide nutrients to people in the developing world, Hawaiian papaya farmers who credit GMOs with saving their livelihoods, and local farmers in Maryland who are redefining what it means to be “sustainable.” The result is a comprehensive, nuanced examination of the state of our food system and a much-needed guide for consumers to help them make more informed choices about what to eat for their next meal. 


From the Hardcover edition.


Cultivating Exceptional Cannabis: An Expert Breeder Shares His Secrets (Marijuana Tips Series)

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DJ Short’s essays on the craft of indoor cannabis cultivation show how any hobbyist can refine gardening technique and achieve mastery.

DJ Short is a celebrated breeder whose collection of seed strains has received international recognition for their premier quality. His first book collects two decades of experience in cannabis cultivation and breeding for the amateur grower. Short’s style is both friendly and thoughtful, offering tips for selecting plants and helping the serious hobbyist finesse their garden for high quality.

The first section covers cultivation and each environmental factor’s contribution to the indoor gardener’s success, with an emphasis on organic methods. It includes secrets to customizing lighting, temperature, air circulation, nutrients and supplements. Gardening methods, from sprouting seeds to harvesting and curing are described with quality and flavor in mind.

The second section includes essential topics of breeding -- such as selecting plants, collecting pollen, and stabilizing a variety -- with careful consideration of how flavor and quality set a good breeding program apart.

Includes photography of Short's varieties and other unique plants throughout, plus 8 full-color pages of exceptional cannabis.


CANNABIS: Marijuana Growing Guide - Grow Lights (CANNABIS SCIENCE, Cannabis Cultivation, Grow Ops, Medical Marijuana Book 2)

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Grow More Potent Buds - The Latest In Cannabis Cultivation and Indoor Gardening



Cultivate the HIGHEST QUALITY Plants for a Successful Grow Op



NEW 2016 EDITION Includes 10+ Pages of New and Improved Content! An Extensive Guide To Grow Lights For Cannabis Indoor Gardening

Lighting is quite possibly the most important part of cannabis growing, especially for indoor cultivation. Like any other herb, cannabis requires proper amounts of the correct lighting to thrive. Grow lights are used to create an indoor climate that is conductive to maximizing cannabis growth during its vegetative and flowering stage while using energy efficiently and safely.

When you are setting up your indoor garden, you install grow lights with the intention of either mimicking the spectrum of natural light or with the intention of mimicking a slightly more specific spectrum of light, which is perhaps more conductive to the plants’ growth. This extensive guide will prepare you with the most vital foundations for operating grow light technology and understanding the science around it — as well as the basics of indoor gardening — in conjunction with producing maximum profit in a lucrative and interdisciplinary industry.

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Hands-On Agronomy

Features:- :- The soil is more than just a substrate that anchors crops in place. An ecologically balanced soil system is essential for maintaining healthy crops. This is a comprehensive manual on soil management. The "whats and whys" of micronutrients, earthworms, soil drainage, tilth, soil structure and organic matter are explained in detail. Kinsey shows how working with the soil produces healthier crops with a higher yield drawing on his wide range of experience as a master consultant. Learn how to balance soil nutrients for maximum yield. Discover why simple N-P-K fertilization isn't enough. Understand the proper use of manures, compost, tillage, micronutrients and more. Kinsey gives first-rate science that brings organiculture and conventional farming together on speaking terms and indicts toxic rescue chemistry at the same time.


Hybrid: The History and Science of Plant Breeding

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Disheartened by the shrink-wrapped, Styrofoam-packed state of contemporary supermarket fruits and vegetables, many shoppers hark back to a more innocent time, to visions of succulent red tomatoes plucked straight from the vine, gleaming orange carrots pulled from loamy brown soil, swirling heads of green lettuce basking in the sun.



With Hybrid, Noel Kingsbury reveals that even those imaginary perfect foods are themselves far from anything that could properly be called natural; rather, they represent the end of a millennia-long history of selective breeding and hybridization. Starting his story at the birth of agriculture, Kingsbury traces the history of human attempts to make plants more reliable, productive, and nutritious—a story that owes as much to accident and error as to innovation and experiment. Drawing on historical and scientific accounts, as well as a rich trove of anecdotes, Kingsbury shows how scientists, amateur breeders, and countless anonymous farmers and gardeners slowly caused the evolutionary pressures of nature to be supplanted by those of human needs—and thus led us from sparse wild grasses to succulent corn cobs, and from mealy, white wild carrots to the juicy vegetables we enjoy today. At the same time, Kingsbury reminds us that contemporary controversies over the Green Revolution and genetically modified crops are not new; plant breeding has always had a political dimension.



A powerful reminder of the complicated and ever-evolving relationship between humans and the natural world, Hybrid will give readers a thoughtful new perspective on—and a renewed appreciation of—the cereal crops, vegetables, fruits, and flowers that are central to our way of life.




Water for Every Farm - Yeomans Keyline Plan

Features:- :- This is the Kindle edition of the paperback book available at both www.createspace.com/3343469 & www.amazon.com/dp/1438225784/

This is the first Yeomans Keyline book published outside Australia and it details the principles, techniques and systems for sustainable development of rural and urban landscapes.

One of the primary objectives of Keyline planning is to enhance the swift development of deep biologically fertile soil, i.e. living soil, in a systematically designed landscape. Developing and deepening biological soil fertility will rebuild the soil structure and reduce the damaging effects of excessive storm-water runoff, which exacerbates erosion and infrastructure damage.

This book reveals how Keyline is the natural way to defeat the menace of soil erosion and salinity by healing the primary causes of soil erosion that are declining soil fertility and excessive stormwater runoff. The bio-adsorption of salinity and the long term storage of atmospheric carbon in the soil as humus are simply incidental benefits of Keyline.

This book reveals the Keyline methods to systematically convert subsoil into living topsoil. It explains the Keyline management techniques to resuscitate topsoil quickly so that the soil’s aerobic organisms are enabled to easily move down into the subsoil, spreading biological fertility and the resulting humus into the sub-soil below and so increasing the structural stability of the landscape.

This book will show you how to produce soil better than exists in the untended supposedly natural state.

Learn about Keyline pattern cultivation; a technique to achieve an exaggerated contour ripping pattern in undulating country. It causes the low points of the contour rip marks to occur in the centre area of the ridge shapes. The high points of the rip marks are in the centre of the adjoining valleys. Rainfall is of course rapidly adsorbed into the loosened soil. When runoff does eventually occur it tends to hang on the ridge shapes longer. This is a nice effect, considering ridges are normally dryer and harder than the adjacent valley shapes. The valleys benefit too from this pattern of cultivation because they don’t receive runoff during storm events till much further down where they are naturally flatter and more stable.
Keyline pattern cultivation is unique in this water spreading effect. All other common patterns of cultivation will somewhere cause runoff water to arrive in the valley shapes higher than would occur naturally. Keyline pattern cultivation is so effective for surface water control that it has enabled the rapid flood irrigation of gently undulating land without the need for terracing.

Whilst deep biologically fertile soil in a well-designed landscape was P.A. Yeomans’ goal, it was his development of the Keyline Scale of Permanence that provided the priority guide for planning the various factors of broad scale landscape planning and development. The correct planning priorities order is key to achieving optimum results.

On fully developed Keylined properties the vistas are of lakes with water birds; roads that climb along the ridge lines and follow level paths beside contour channels that are also adjacent to stepped contoured tree belts that shelter healthy crops and green pasture growing in deep, dark, biologically fertile soil.
No wonder this book is a recommended text for Permaculture students and natural farming enthusiasts worldwide.

This book includes updated selections and information; from the original P.A. Yeomans books:- The Keyline Plan (1954); The Challenge of Landscape (1958); (Water for Every Farm (1964 and 2nd edition 1968) and The City Forest (1971).
Keyline Designs is at www.keyline.com.au


The Organic Farmer's Business Handbook: A Complete Guide to Managing Finances, Crops, and Staff - and Making a Profit

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Contrary to popular belief, a good living can be made on an organic farm. What’s required is farming smarter, not harder.



In The Organic Farmer’s Business Handbook, Richard Wiswall shares advice on how to make your vegetable production more efficient, better manage your employees and finances, and turn a profit. From his twenty-seven years of experience at Cate Farm in Vermont, Wiswall knows firsthand the joys of starting and operating an organic farm—as well as the challenges of making a living from one. Farming offers fundamental satisfaction from producing food, working outdoors, being one’s own boss, and working intimately with nature. But, unfortunately, many farmers avoid learning about the business end of farming; because of this, they often work harder than they need to, or quit farming altogether because of frustrating—and often avoidable—losses.



In this comprehensive business kit, Wiswall covers:




A companion CD offers valuable business tools, including easy-to-use spreadsheets for projecting cash flow, a payroll calculator, comprehensive crop budgets for forty different crops, and tax planners.


Virus vs. Bacteria : Knowing the Difference - Biology 6th Grade | Children's Biology Books

Features:- :- Did you know that how you got sick will determine what treatment methods will work for you? If you were infected by a virus, doctors normally would just allow your immune system to fight it. If you were infected by a bacteria, on the other hand, antibiotics would work. In this book, you’re going to learn to spot the differences between the virus and the bacteria.


Anatomy & Physiology: Foundations for the Health Professions

Features:- :- A Balanced Approach to anatomy and physiology with the most robust digital resource in Connect Plus and a full-color workbook.


Understanding Biology

Features:- :- A concise and engaging biology text for biology majors, Understanding Biology partnered with Connect emphasizes fundamental concepts to help students better understand biology and focus on developing scientific skills.
Condensed chapters are centered on a learning path that serves to connect concepts within a chapter. The learning path begins with learning outcomes, which help students understand the core skills and concepts they should develop. Inquiry and Analysis cases help students build scientific skills, while scaffold end of chapter assessment ensures they not only grasp core concepts, but can also critically analyze and apply what they’ve learned. “Make the Connection,” a synthesis feature that ends every unit, helps students understand the connections between biological concepts, thus helping them “see” the big picture.


The Living World

Features:- :- The Living World is often considered a student favorite. George Johnson has written this non-majors textbook from the ground up to be an engaging and accessible learning tool with an emphasis on "how things work and why things happen the way they do". The Living World focuses on concepts rather than terminology and technical information, and features a straightforward, clear writing style and a wide variety of media assets to enhance the content of the textbook.
The integration of text and the digital world is now complete with McGraw-Hill's ConnectPlus, LearnSmart, and SmartBook. Users who purchase ConnectPlus receive access to the full online ebook version of the textbook.


Foundations in Microbiology: Foundations in Microbiology

Features:- :- Talaro/Chess: Foundations in Microbiology is an allied health microbiology text for non-science majors with a taxonomic approach to the disease chapters. It offers an engaging and accessible writing style through the use of tools such as case studies and analogies to thoroughly explain difficult microbiology concepts. The newest of these features includes the Secret World of Microbes and Quick Search. We are so excited to offer a robust learning program with student-focused learning activities allowing the student to manage their learning while you easily manage their assessment. Revised art and updated photos help concepts stand out. Detailed reports show how your assignments measure various learning objectives from the book (or input your own!) levels of Bloom's Taxonomy or other categories and how your students are doing. The Talaro Learning program will save you time while improving your students success in this course. Users who purchase Connect Plus receive access to the full online ebook version of the textbook including SmartBook!


Therapeutic Communication for Health Professionals

Features:- :- Interpersonal Skills and Health Professional Issues third edition prepares students for effective communication in a health professional role. The text provides the skills and strategies needed for health professionals to engage and better motivate patients. The text offers an ideal model for nonverbal communication and emphasizes how to read the “unspoken message”. Interpersonal Skills and Health Professional Issues is unique in its comprehensiveness covering the communications and emotional experiences of the patient world and a framework for multicultural understanding. Case studies and exercises enhance the textbook experience providing readers with a deeper understanding of how to reach patients and their families.


Practice Management and EHR: A Total Patient Encounter for Medisoft Clinical

Features:- :- Practice Management and EHR: A Total Patient Encounter for Medisoft Clinical is a unique one-semester text designed to teach allied health students how to work with an integrated practice management and electronic health record program. It covers EHR and insurance and patient billing so students obtain a comprehensive picture of documenting the administrative and clinical tasks that take place during each step of the patient encounter during an office visit. It prepares students for employment in both administrative and clinical positions in a medical office.Visit the PMEHR OLC


Washington State Magazine :: Winter 2010

Features:- :- Washington State Magazine covers news and issues of interest to Washington State University faculty, staff, students, and alumni, and the people of Washington from Seattle to St. John. It fosters a sense of connection to the University and of shared community among alumni, students, faculty, and friends.

In this issue:

FEATURES
Civility in Politics and Campaigns :: Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed '63, '68 is recognized by his smile and civility as well as his nonpartisan statesmanship. Fortunately, he is not entirely alone. by Larry Clark

First We Eat :: She studies appetite. He studies satiation. Together, Sue and Bob Ritter have plumbed the mysteries of what happens when we eat. by Eric Sorensen

Where Land and Water Meet :: For Todd Mitchell '97, the purchase of Kiket Island near Deception Pass meant the return of a cultural resource to his people. For the other myriad residents of the Puget Sound area, it is another decisive step toward restoring a priceless resource. by Hannelore Sudermann

ESSAY
Understanding the "Civility Crisis" :: There is a reason why rude and loutish political talk shows dominate the airwaves—they attract huge audience ratings and advertising dollars. But is rude behavior good for democracy? by Cornell Clayton

PANORAMAS - Short articles on research, outreach and alumni of Washington State University
:: The deadly cough
:: A Washington sabbatical for Afghan scholars
:: A sinking economy sparks scholarships
:: Nature twice: Poetry and natural history
:: An arboretum for WSU

DEPARTMENTS
:: FIRST WORDS: Common cause
:: LETTERS
:: SHORT SUBJECT: A new land
:: SPORTS: Living for a cure
:: IN SEASON: Chickpeas
:: LAST WORDS: Betty and Peggy Lee in 1936

TRACKING - Profiles of alumni of Washington State University
:: Mieko Nakabayashi '92—Making policy public
:: Joe Fugere '84—Feeding his interests
:: Mary Kaufman-Cranney '78—Call of the wild
:: WSU Alumni Association News: Honoring alumni and volunteers

Cover illustration: State Rep. Sam Hunt '67, Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed '63, '68, and State Sen. Linda Evans Parlette '68 by Joe Ciardiello { About the cover: Civility in Politics by Joe Ciardiello }


Principles of Biology

Features:- :- Principles of Biology is reflective of the shift taking place in the majors biology course from large and detail rich to short and conceptual. A succinct and inviting text focused on central concepts, Principles of Biology helps students connect fundamental principles while challenging them to develop and hone critical thinking skills.
Based on recommendations from the AAAS Vision and Change Report, content has been streamlined to assist students in connecting broad themes and key ideas across biology. Beginning in Chapter 1, twelve principles of biology are introduced and revisited throughout the text to help students understand stay focused on core ideas. New BioConnections features and Check Your Understanding questions ask students to be self-aware learners, analyzing what they’re learning and making connections. To help students understand the key theme in biology – evolution – new Evolutionary Connections features reveal the ways in which the theory of evolution connects and informs our studies. New Quantitative Reasoning skills boxes encourage students to focus on developing reasoning and critical thinking skills.


Biology: Concepts and Investigations: Biology: Concepts and Investigations

Features:- :- Mariëlle Hoefnagels' passion as a classroom instructor is evident in Biology: Concepts and Investigations, an introductory biology textbook written to explain the general concepts of biology at a level of detail that allows students to understand concepts rather than memorise details. New media integration icons, upgraded PowerPoint presentations, new tutorial animations based on textbook art, upgraded Connect question banks, and adaptive technologies like LearnSmart and Smartbook capitalise on the power of technology to enhance student understanding. Key goals of the book are to:
help the student connect the concepts in the book to their everyday lives;
show connections between ideas within the chapter and to material they have already studied;
teach introductory students how to be more active learners.


Benson's Microbiological Applications Complete Version

Features:- :- Benson's Microbiological Applications has been the gold standard of microbiology laboratory manuals for over 30 years. The 77 self-contained, clearly-illustrated exercises, and four-color format with a wealth of added photographs makes this the ideal lab manual. Appropriate for either a majors or non-majors lab course, this manual assumes no prior organic chemistry course has been taken.


Planetary Biology and Microbial Ecology: Biochemistry of Carbon and Early Life

Features:- :- This report summarizes the results of the Planetary Biology and Molecular Ecology's summer program, which was held at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The purpose of the interdisciplinary PBME program is to integrate, via lectures and laboratory work, the contributions of university and NASA scientists and student interns. The goals of the program were to examine several aspects of the biogeochemistry of the nitrogen cycle and to teach the application of modern methods of molecular genetics to field studies of organisms. Descriptions of the laboratory projects and protocols and abstracts and references of the lectures are presented.
Partial Contents:
CHAPTER I : CYANOBACTERIA AND THE CARBON CYCLE
Introduction to Cyanobacteria
Community Structure and Field Sites
Isolation of Cyanobacteria and Description of Cultures
Chemical Analysis of Microbial Mats of Alum Rock Park
Isotope Field Experiments: Natural Chemostat
Carbon Isotope Fractionation by Phormidium: Laboratory Studies

CHAPTER II: ANOXVGENI C & PHOTOTROPHI C BACTERIA
Introduction to Green and Purple Photosynthetic Bacteria
Enrichment, Isolation and Growth of Phototrophic Bacteria
Carbon Fractionation During Carbon Dioxide Fixation
Fast Atom Bombardment Spectrometry of Ectothiorhodospira
The Absorbance Spectra of Seven Different Phototrophic Bacteria
Bacterial Populations and ATP Determination
CHAPTER III: ECOLOGY OF METHANOGENESIS
Introduction to Bacterial Methanogenesis
Field Studies
Growth and Methane Production of Methanosarcina barkeri
Growth and Isotope Fractionation by Methanobacterium thermoautotrophicus
Interspecies Hydrogen Transfer
181 pages; dozens of photos drawings, illustrations and charts.
This is a Print Replica that maintains the formatting and layout of the original edition and offers many of the advantages of standard Kindle books.


Antibiotic Drug Discovery: New Targets and Molecular Entities

Features:- :- Recent years have seen a resurgence of antibiotic drug discovery. This book brings together the relevant information to assess the state-of-the-art. It identifies and elaborates the most recent and compelling strategies for antibiotic drug discovery with a primary focus on new targets, mechanisms and molecular entities. Addressing the need for continued investment in antibiotic drug development, the book provides a point of reference for the rapidly expanding infectious disease research community.
In addition to its attention on new targets, the book focusses on the medicinal chemistry and chemistry of the targets. Within this framework, chapters from leading researchers in academia and industry address findings in important areas such as biofilm production, narrow spectrum antibiotics and novel antibacterials from previously uncultured soil bacteria.
This book will be a useful resource for postgraduate students and researchers in medicinal chemistry wishing to understand the latest approaches to antibiotic drug discovery.


Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology: Volume One : The Archaea and the Deeply Branching and Phototrophic Bacteria: 1 (BERGEY'S MANUAL OF SYSTEMATIC BACTERIOLOGY 2ND EDITION)

Features:- :- Bacteriologists from all levels of expertise and within all specialties rely on this Manual as one of the most comprehensive and authoritative works. Since publication of the first edition of the Systematics, the field has undergone revolutionary changes, leading to a phylogenetic classification of prokaryotes based on sequencing of the small ribosomal subunit. The list of validly named species has more than doubled since publication of the first edition, and descriptions of over 2000 new and realigned species are included in this new edition along with more in-depth ecological information about individual taxa and extensive introductory essays by leading authorities in the field.


Agrobacterium: From Biology to Biotechnology

Features:- :-

Agrobacterium is a plant pathogen which causes the “crown-gall” disease, a neoplastic growth that results from the transfer of a well-defined DNA segment (“transferred DNA”, or “T-DNA”) from the bacterial Ti (tumor-inducing) plasmid to the host cell, its integration into the host genome, and the expression of oncogenes contained on the T-DNA. The molecular machinery, needed for T-DNA generation and transport into the host cell and encoded by a series of chromosomal (chv) and Ti-plasmid virulence (vir) genes, has been the subject of numerous studies over the past several decades. Today, Agrobacterium is the tool of choice for plant genetic engineering with an ever expanding host range that includes many commercially important crops, flowers, and tree species. Furthermore, its recent application for the genetic transformation of non-plant species, from yeast to cultivated mushrooms and even to human cells, promises this bacterium a unique place in the future of biotechnological applications.


The book is a comprehensive volume describing Agrobacterium's biology, interactions with host species, and uses for genetic engineering.


Regulación de sustancias químicas en medios acuáticos (Este capítulo pertenece al libro Fisicoquímica y microbiología de los medios acuáticos) (Spanish Edition)

Features:- :- ÍNDICE: Introducción. Disolución y precipitación de especies químicas en aguas: disolución de gases en aguas; disolución de rocas y minerales. Formación de complejos: los complejos en los medios acuáticos; iones en disolución y complejación; complejos inorgánicos de metales traza; complejos orgánicos de metales traza. Fenómenos de adsorción. Procesos fotoquímicos en medios acuáticos. Regulación de metales traza y sustancias químicas en general en aguas naturales.

Este capítulo pertenece al Ebook: Fisicoquímica y microbiología de los medios acuáticos (9788499697741)


Bacterial Fish Pathogens: Disease of Farmed and Wild Fish

Features:- :-

This book puts emphasis on the isolation, taxonomy, diagnosis (phenotypic, serology and molecular biology), epizootiology, pathogenicity mechanisms, and methods of disease control (by vaccination, immunostimulation, probiotics, prebiotics, plant products, and antimicrobial compounds. Co-infections, which are attributed to more than one microbial species have been discussed. Shortcomings in knowledge have been highlighted. This sixth edition is the successor to the original version, first published in 1987, and which fills the need for an up-to-date comprehensive text on the biological aspects of the bacterial taxa which cause disease in finfish.

The book is primarily targeted at researcher workers, including postgraduate students, and diagnosticians. It is anticipated that the readership will include veterinary microbiologists, public health scientists and microbial ecologists. 


Genetics: Analysis and Principles: Analysis & Principles

Features:- :- Genetics: Analysis and Principles is a one-semester, introductory genetics textbook that takes an experimental approach to understanding genetics. By weaving one or two experiments into the narrative of each chapter, students can simultaneously explore the scientific method and understand the genetic principles that have been learned from these experiments.
Rob Brooker, author of market leading texts in Genetics and Intro Biology for majors, brings his clear and accessible writing style to this latest edition.


Plant-Associated Bacteria

Features:- :-

This volume is envisioned as a resource for researchers working with beneficial and harmful groups of bacteria associated with crop plants. The book is divided into two parts, with Part I on beneficial bacteria including chapters on symbiotic nitrogen fixers and rhizosphere bacteria. The second part consists of detailed descriptions of 8 genera of plant pathogenic bacteria, including Agrobacterium and Herbaspirillum. Each chapter covers terminology, molecular phylogeny and more.


soft-rot, Pseudomonas, Xanthomonas, Ralstonia, Burkholderia and Acidovorax


There is an opening chapter on the plant-associated bacteria survey, molecular phylogeny, genomics and recent advances. And each chapter includes terminology/definitions, molecular phylogeny, methods that can be used (both traditional and latest molecular tools) and applications


Selective Photonic Disinfection: A Ray of Hope in the War Against Pathogens

Features:- :- Pathogens such as viruses and bacteria are among the greatest threats to human health worldwide. In today's era of population growth and international travel, new technologies are desperately needed to combat the spread of known and emerging pathogens.


This book presents a new concept for pathogen inactivation called selective photonic disinfection (SEPHODIS). The SEPHODIS technology inactivates pathogens by mechanical means, a total paradigm shift from traditional chemical and physical methods. The unique strength of SEPHODIS resides in its capability to inactivate pathogens while preserving desirable materials such as human cells and proteins. The technology also avoids the need to use chemicals, drastically reducing the risk of side effects. These properties make SEPHODIS ideal for important biomedical applications such as safeguarding blood products and therapeutics against pathogens, as well as producing effective and safe vaccines to combat infectious disease.


Written in a style that is both technically informative and easy to comprehend for the layman reader, this book illustrates the story of SEPHODIS from its initial discovery and bench studies to its real-world applications.


Pseudomonas: Molecular and Applied Biology

Features:- :-

This book provides a concise
and comprehensive overview of the basic biology, genomics, biotechnological
applications and role of Pseudomonas in agriculture, environment and
industry. The Pseudomonas genus occupies a key position in medicine, the
environment, agriculture and commercial biotechnology by virtue of its genetic
diversity, metabolic adaptability and versatility and the broad array of
ecological niches that it inhabits.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa, an
opportunistic pathogen, is known for its multiple drug resistance and is
associated with cystic fibrosis and wound infections particularly in patients
with burn injuries. Pseudomonas syringae is a plant pathogen and
is responsible for major crop losses in horticultural, vegetable and field
crops. Another species, P. fluorescens is known for promoting plant
growth through the production of certain hormones and the biocontrol of
soil-borne fungal diseases and insects.

The ability to adapt to diverse
and challenging environments and degrade recalcitrant compounds means that the
genus is widely exploited for bioremediation, while their genetic diversity
coupled with broad catalytic potential makes them valuable in
biotransformation, synthesis of high-value chiral compounds for biosynthesis
and production of biopolymers and bio-surfactants widely used in medicine,
agriculture and industry.







The book serves as a ready
reference and text book for graduate students, young field microbiologists and
research scientists in academia, research institutes and
industry.


Management of Antimicrobials in Infectious Diseases: Impact of Antibiotic Resistance

Features:- :-

Recent evidence suggests an increasing rate of antimicrobial resistant pathogens throughout the world. Pathogens like Staphylococcus aureus are showing substantial prevalence of resistance to antibiotics.


Thus, we think that given these developments, clinicians would welcome an updated version of this book. A resource indicating appropriate, evidence-based antimicrobial treatment of infectious diseases encountered in both the hospital and outpatient settings would be of significant value to practicing clinicians. The book would focus on the clinical importance of appropriate diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases particularly in terms of antibiotic-resistance. The resource would be valuable to countless numbers of junior-level practitioners (residents, nurse practitioners, physician-assistants). Moreover, the book could be a resource for generalists as well as infectious disease specialists.


Ecology: Global Insights & Investigations

Features:- :- Peter Stiling, co-author of Biology by Brooker et al., has introduced a new ecology text to the market. The main goal of this latest ecology text is to show how ecology is important in understanding global change. The book's main objective is to teach the basic principles of ecology and to relate these principles to many of the Earth's ecological problems.


Duchesne’s Antagonism between molds and bacteria, an English Colloquial Translation. 2.

Features:- :- Much has been asserted by Anglophone scientists concerning Ernest Duchesne but this material is difficult to confirm and is often misleading. Because I wanted to know about Duchesne and what his research produced I spend some time translating his thesis (Duchesne 1897), with great difficulty because of my extraordinarily poor French. This work is the product of that effort and it was done largely to satisfy by own curiosity. However, one of the misfortunes of science is that some works are carried out but then not read or received by others who may benefit from them. Duchesne’s own work is an example of this and the fact it was largely ignored upon publication has preoccupied me. Therefore, rather than let this translation molder in my office I have decided to share it with my fellow microbiologists.


Microbiology: A Systems Approach

Features:- :- Microbiology: A Systems Approach is a microbiology text for non-science/allied health majors with a body systems approach to the disease chapters. It has become known for its engaging writing style instructional art program and focus on active learning. We are so excited to offer a robust learning program with student-focused learning activities allowing the student to manage their learning while you easily manage their assessment. Detailed reports show how your assignments measure various learning objectives from the book (or input your own!) levels of Bloom's Taxonomy or other categories and how your students are doing.The Cowan Learning program will save you time and improve your students' success in this course. Users who purchase Connect Plus receive access to the full online ebook version of the textbook.


Gut-Brain Secrets, Part 2: How Nature Nurtures and Man Manipulates: + How Redox Signaling Molecules Æffect Healing and Inflammation

Features:- :- The Gut-Brain Secrets series tells you precisely how gut problems (bad bacteria, poor digestion, nutrient deficiency, and leaky gut) turn into mental health conditions (Attention Deficit Disorder, autism, GAPS conditions, and anti-social behavior), as well as most chronic, degenerative diseases, and autoimmune conditions.

In Part 2, “How Nature Nurtures and Man Manipulates”, you’ll learn how man’s eternal quest to beat Nature at its own game has led to an endless string of unintended, often deferred, consequences to people, plants, animals, and planet.

On the other hand, the more we study Nature’s designs, the more amazed we are at its elegance, its efficiency, its harmony, and the grace and mercy it's designed into every level of its scale from the microscopic to the planetary.

Sure, man is smart. Man is determined. Man can figure things out. But Nature is wise. And Nature is unimaginably experienced. Man’s day of reckoning with the laws of Nature is here now.


The Bacteriophages

Features:- :- This authoritative, timely, and comprehensively referenced compendium on the bacteriophages explores current views of how viruses infect bacteria. In combination with classical phage molecular genetics, new structural, genomic, and single-molecule technologies have rendered an explosion in our knowledge of phages. Bacteriophages, the most abundant and genetically diverse type of organism in the biosphere, were discovered at the beginning of the 20th century and enjoyed decades of used as anti-bacterial agents before being eclipsed by the antibiotic era. Since 1988, phages have come back into the spotlight as major factors in pathogenesis, bacterial evolution, and ecology. This book reveals their compelling elegence of function and their almost inconceivable diversity.

Much of the founding work in molecular biology and structural biology was done on bacteriophages. These are widely used in molecular biology research and in biotechnology, as probes and markers, and in the popular method of assesing gene expression.


Benson's Microbiological Applications Short Version: Laboratory Manual in General Microbiology

Features:- :- Benson's Microbiological Applications has been the gold standard of microbiology lab manuals for over 30 years. The self-contained, clearly-illustrated exercises and four-color format makes this the ideal lab manual. Appropriate for either a majors or non-majors lab course, this manual assumes no prior organic chemistry has been taken. Use McGraw-Hill's Learning Solutions to make this manual fit your exact course needs! Add or remove exercises, include your own material, re-order to fit your course - the possibilities are endless.


Atlas of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

Features:- :-

Atlas of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis reveals in-depth information about mycobacterium tuberculosis which has never before been reported. Using atomic force microscopy (AFM), the in-depth phenotypic interaction that occurs in different stages of the tuberculosis lifecycle is illustrated, including resting, exponential, and dormant states.

Coverage also includes the macroscopic and microscopic anatomy of mycobacterium, including pigmentation, morphology of colonies, size and shape, and the phenotypic changes from susceptible to resistant, all shown with images from electronic and atomic force microscopes.

This book will open a new window into the results of molecular changes at the cellular level, guiding researchers and scientists to think in new ways about the area of cell wall and the reproductive and drug resistance phenomena surrounding tuberculosis.


Microbiología de las aguas (Este capítulo pertenece al libro Fisicoquímica y microbiología de los medios acuáticos) (Spanish Edition)

Features:- :- ÍNDICE: Introducción. Microorganismos del medio acuático: clasificación de los organismos según sus requerimientos nutricionales; bacterias; cianofíceas; hongos; protozoos; algas fitoplanctónicas, virus. Aspectos microbiológicos de los principales ciclos bioquímicos de un agua. Potabilización y depuración de aguas: organismos implicados. Enfermedades de transmisión hídrica y relacionadas con el agua. Control microbiológico del agua - indicadores fecales: enterobacterias, estreptococos, clostridium, pseudomonas aeruginosa, estafilococos.

Este capítulo pertenece al Ebook: Fisicoquímica y microbiología de los medios acuáticos (9788499697741)


Bacteriology (Microbiology and Blood)

Features:- :- Bacteriology

Bacteriology is the study of bacteria and involves the identification, classification, and characterization of bacterial species.

The purpose of clinical laboratory procedures is to provide diagnostic work with specific information needed about the disorders observed in the patient. Clinical bacteriology can contribute by supplying data about the microscopic life involved and the susceptibility of such life to particular drugs. To identify bacterial growth, you must take certain steps that will enable you, through a process of elimination, to choose the microscopic form that fits the findings you have obtained. Steps that are often essential include:

1. Observing the type of growth when first isolated on culture media.

2 Making a microscopic examination on stained material from an isolated culture of that colony.

3. Performing various tests to obtain a list of the characteristics of the organism.

4. Making a complete identification of the organism.


This course is part of our Microbiology and Blood series.

Includes a questions and answers section at the end of each lesson.

Designed for the Kindle with full illustrations and diagrams included.


Lessons:

- Microscopic Examination and Cultivation of Bacteria
- Common Tests and Gram-Positive Cocci
- Gram-Negative Cocci; Gram-Positive Bacilli
- Enterobacteriaceae
- Other Pathogenic Gram-Negative Bacilli and Antibiotic Sensitivity Tests


Biological UFOs. Evidence for Extraterrestrial Extremophiles. Life in Space

Features:- :- As depicted in NASA space shuttle film footage compiled and published by this author (Joseph 2012a,b), anomalous objects resembling and behaving similar to single cell and simple multi-cellular organisms have been observed and filmed by 10 separate NASA space shuttle missions, over 200 miles above Earth within the thermosphere. These structures appear to be self-illuminated, may be several meters or kilometers in size, and have 4 distinct morphologies: 1) sperm shaped, 2) cloud shaped, 3), “donut” shaped, 4) Cone shaped. Some of these structures travel at different speeds, travel in different directions, and change their speed and direction of movement and angle toward the camera, will turn and interact with one another, and in some instances will turn 180 degrees and follow other structures. Plasmas can also take cellular shape and engage in anomalous behaviors, and the possibility these may be plasmas is explored. It may be that if these anomalous objects are in fact extraterrestrial forms of life, that they have a physiology and biology completely different from terrestrial life. They may not even be carbon-based, and have no DNA--but consist of electromagnetic plasmas which is why they are attracted to electric storms. If so, this may explain why these structures also self-illuminated and why the sperm-shaped structures become more energetic.

Since these entities are associated with electromagnetic activity, and have characteristics and behavior patterns which could be construed as “plasma-like” they may in fact be plasmas. If these are plasmas, this could explain their distinct cellular structures and behavior patterns. Observational data captured on film by missions STS-75, STS- 80, STS-96 and STS-106, demonstrates these objects congregate by the hundreds above or near sources of electromagnetic activity; i.e. thunder storms, hurricanes, a satellite-tether 12-miles in length which was generating electricity and electro-magnetic force field interactions between the tether, the satellite, and the surrounding space medium (STS-75). Computerized analysis of the flight path trajectories and velocity was performed and tracking plots were calculated for two stable sequences of film footage from the STS-75 satellite imagery with durations of 20 seconds and 53 seconds. It was determined that these objects travel at different velocities and changeable trajectories including arcing trajectories and 45-degree shifts, 90-degree shifts, and 180-degree shifts in trajectory as indicated by the length of the plotted flight path. Observational and computerized analysis, therefore, indicates these anomalous objects display behaviors and morphologies completely atypical of space junk, meteors, or crystals of ice and which indicate the possibility of life or plasma-like cellular structures thriving in space. Plasma are considered a “fourth state of matter.” If the entities described in this report are plasmas, they could also be considered an alternate form of life, or a form of pre-life which provided the cellular framework for life to begin. The morphology and behavior patterns of many of these objects are suggestive of living organisms. Extremophiles have been discovered in almost every conceivable environment on Earth including in highly radioactive environments, and it has been demonstrated that spores and microbes can survive within the thermosphere. Therefore, it is possible that some of these structures could be “extraterrestrial extremophiles” or plasma-like alternate life forms which have adapted to living in the thermosphere.


Essentials Of Biology, 4E, With Access Code For Connect Plus

Features:- :- After purchasing this product, Amazon will e-mail you an Access Code and redemption instructions for this online content. In some cases, you may also require a course code from your Instructor. Please consult the e-mail for additional details on redeeming your code and accessing the online content


Testing milk and its products : a manual for dairy students, creamery and cheese factory operators, food chemists, and dairy farmers

Features:- :- Testing milk and its products : a manual for dairy students, creamery and cheese factory operators, food chemists, and dairy farmers. 320 Pages


Lab Manual for Inquiry into Life

Features:- :- Lab Manual for Inquiry into Life


Hole's Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology

Features:- :- Designed for the one-semester anatomy and physiology course, Hole's Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology assumes no prior science knowledge and supports core topics with clinical applications, making difficult concepts relevant to students pursuing careers in the allied health field. The unparalleled teaching system is highly effective in providing students with a solid understanding of the important concepts in anatomy and physiology.


The New Plagues: Pandemics and Poverty in a Globalized World (Sustainability Project)

Features:- :-

The threat from infectious diseases has increased with globalization. Throughout the history of mankind, epidemics have eradicated whole regions, started the migration of peoples and decided wars. They continue to leave their mark on societies, as well as influencing politics and economies. The New Plagues: Pandemics and Poverty in a Globalized World explores the strategies of microbes in conjunction with the economic impact of epidemics. In particular, it looks at the conflict between rich and poor with regard to outbreaks, and introduces possible strategies for containment.


The New Killer Diseases: How the Alarming Evolution of Germs Threatens Us All

Features:- :- The strange new disease SARS erupted apparently out of nowhere and has spread at an astonishing rate. Scary as SARS itself is, the disease is also a warning of many possible such outbreaks to come. Featuring the disturbing story of SARS—where it came from, what it is, and how to protect yourself from it—as well as those of many other recently evolved deadly scourges, The New Killer Diseases is a shocking call to arms.

All around us—in our homes, workplaces, and public spaces—bacteria and viruses are evolving at a feverish rate, and our best defenses against them are in danger of being overwhelmed. The threat posed by emerging infectious diseases is as formidable as any challenge the human race has ever faced, and the evolutionary scales may be tipping in favor of the microbes.

In The New Killer Diseases, a respected immunologist and a veteran science author introduce the vital facts the public must know about the astonishing range of killer microbes we are up against. From the SARS and West Nile viruses to mad cow and Ebola, thirty new deadly diseases have arisen since the 1970s, and twenty old scourges, such as plague and cholera, are reemerging. But the FDA only recently approved the first new type of antibiotic in thirty-four years, and vaccines for many of the most lethal viruses are a long way from development. In addition, researchers have only lately discovered that bacteria have been swapping resistance genes—genes that help them evade the drugs meant to kill them—and are evolving new mechanisms to fight off even our best drugs at a startling pace.

Featuring many remarkable stories of people who have contracted bizarre new afflictions, including that of the doctor who first diagnosed SARS and then died from it, The New Killer Diseases empowers readers by revealing in a gripping, detailed fashion the way these new diseases manifest themselves, the symptoms to watch out for, and how to get a correct diagnosis in time. The book also goes to the front lines of the war being waged by researchers and medical professionals across the country, profiling the pioneers who are leading the fight and introducing the latest scientific developments, from new genetic techniques to promising drug programs, which may allow us to beat back the microbe menace.

The New Killer Diseases arms us with the knowledge to protect ourselves and our families, leaving us alert and fully informed about the troubling extent of the formidable threat we face.


From the Hardcover edition.


Anatomy & Physiology: The Unity of Form and Function: Anatomy & Physiology: The Unity of Form and Function

Features:- :- With Saladin, students make connections through learning outcomes and assessments, integrated media, and a writing style that clearly depicts anatomy and physiology processes. A consistent set of chapter learning tools helps students identify and retain key concepts while the stunning visual program provides a realistic view of body structures and processes.
Saladin's text requires no prior knowledge of college chemistry or cell biology, and is designed for a two-semester A&P course.


Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution

Features:- :- This one-semester text is designed for an upper-level majors course. Vertebrates features a unique emphasis on function and evolution of vertebrates, complete anatomical detail, and excellent pedagogy. Vertebrate groups are organized phylogenetically, and their systems discussed within such a context. Morphology is foremost, but the author has developed and integrated an understanding of function and evolution into the discussion of anatomy of the various systems.


E-Guide to Cleanrooms

Features:- :- An introduction to cleanrooms and contamination control for the life science sector (pharmaceutical, healthcare and biotechnology). The book is useful for microbiologists, laboratory staff, processing personnel, engineers, quality assurance and quality control.


Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics – Revised and Updated: How to treat infections without antibiotics

Features:- :-

‘A long-awaited book that answers many questions.’
Jan de Vries


Antibiotics were developed in the 1940s. Then, they were hailed as a huge breakthrough in the treatment of bacterial infections. Today, they are the most commonly prescribed drugs worldwide. But massive over-prescription of antibiotics has created its own problems. The advent of antibiotic-resistant organisms – or ‘superbugs’ – has led more and more people to demand alternatives.

Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics is a revised and updated version of Dr John McKenna’s international bestseller Alternatives to Antibiotics. First published in 1996 and translated into 16 languages, Alternatives to Antibiotics explains in simple, jargon-free language the variety of alternatives to antibiotics in treating infections. Dr McKenna compares conventional medicine and alternative medical approaches, highlighting the benefits and drawbacks of both.

In Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics, Dr McKenna looks at the various strains of infections which have become resistant since his international bestseller Alternatives to Antibiotics was published. Dr McKenna has expanded his sections on alternative, herbal, homeopathic and nutritional medicines, and shows directly that it is still possible to treat infections without antibiotics while still acknowledging the times that they may be necessary.

Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics: Table of Contents

    Introduction
  1. The History of Antibiotics
  2. Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics
  3. The Use and Abuse of Antibiotics
  4. Conventional and Alternative Medical Approaches
  5. Childhood Infections
  6. Herbal Medicine
  7. Homeopathic Medicine
  8. Nutritional Medicine
  9. Nutritional Supplements
  10. The Role of Stress
  11. Conclusion


Microbiology: A Systems Approach

Features:- :- This book is suited for all kinds of students and doesn't require any prerequisite knowledge of biology or chemistry. If you are interested in entering the health care profession in some way this book will give you a strong background in the biology of microorganisms without overwhelming you with unnecessary details. Don't worry if you are not in health professions. A grasp of this topic is important for everyone and can be attained with this book.


Homemade Repellents: Your Complete Guide to Over 30 Natural, Non-Toxic Homemade Repellents for Mosquitoes, Ants, Flies, Roaches, and Common Pests

Features:- :-

Eliminate Common Pests By Making Non-Toxic, Homemade Repellents Without the Use of Harmful Chemicals Starting Today



Regardless of where we live, we are all prone to experiencing unwanted visitors in our homes—those pests that can wreak havoc on our environments, our nerves, and also our health. This is a serious problem and while there may be a few situations where you have to call in pest control experts (termites for example), a majority of pests that you may experience in your home or when you’re trying to enjoy the great outdoors can be controlled and managed by you, with a homemade and organic remedy.

In this book you’re going to get so much great information on how you can take a stand for your health and say goodbye to chemicals to treat those pesky little critters that can impact you so much. Mosquitoes can stay at bay. Ants, flies, and roaches do not have to ruin your picnic—whether it’s on your kitchen counter or out at the park. And those other pests that may be tempted to pay you a visit…well, in this book you’ll learn the ways to give them a “STOP sign” that they cannot ignore.

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Micrographia {Tabled and Illustrated}

Features:- :- Robert Hooke (1635 – 1703) was an English natural philosopher, architect and polymath.
His adult life comprised three distinct periods: as a scientific inquirer lacking money; achieving great wealth and standing through his reputation for hard work and scrupulous honesty following the great fire of 1666, but eventually becoming ill and party to jealous intellectual disputes. These issues may have contributed to his relative historical obscurity.
He was at one time simultaneously the curator of experiments of the Royal Society and a member of its council, Gresham Professor of Geometry and a Surveyor to the City of London after the Great Fire of London, in which capacity he appears to have performed more than half of all the surveys after the fire. He was also an important architect of his time – though few of his buildings now survive and some of those are generally misattributed – and was instrumental in devising a set of planning controls for London whose influence remains today. Allan Chapman has characterised him as "England's Leonardo".

Micrographia is a historic book by Robert Hooke, detailing the then thirty-year-old Hooke's observations through various lenses. Published in September 1665, the first major publication of the Royal Society, it was the first scientific best-seller, inspiring a wide public interest in the new science of microscopy. It is also notable for coining the biological term cell.

Observations:
Hooke most famously describes a fly's eye and a plant cell (where he coined that term because plant cells, which are walled, reminded him of a monk's quarters). Known for its spectacular copperplate engravings of the miniature world, particularly its fold-out plates of insects, the text itself reinforces the tremendous power of the new microscope. The plates of insects fold out to be larger than the large folio itself, the engraving of the louse in particular folding out to four times the size of the book. Although the book is best known for demonstrating the power of the microscope, Micrographia also describes distant planetary bodies, the wave theory of light, the organic origin of fossils, and various other philosophical and scientific interests of its author.

Illustrated version, Copyright by e-Kitap Projesi


Antibiotics – Are They Curing Us or Killing Us?: The Catastrophic Impact of the Over-prescription of Antibiotics on Our Health

Features:- :-

Antibiotics: Are they curing us or killing us?

Without urgent, co-ordinated action by many stakeholders, the world is headed for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries which have been treatable for decades can once again kill.’ Dr Keiji Fukuda, World Health Organization

For anyone reeling from this recent, shocking statement from WHO, Dr John McKenna is here to help. There is no doubt that there is a massive overuse of antibiotics. This book is for anyone who wants to do something about it.

The senseless over-prescription and misuse of antibiotics has rendered them almost useless, posing a catastrophic threat to our health. Superbugs are making hospitals increasingly dangerous places to seek help and experts predict we will soon regress to a time when simple infections and medical procedures threaten our lives once again.

Dr McKenna, a retired medical doctor who has been practising natural medicine for over 25 years with astonishing results, examines the issues at play. He reveals the truth about the pills your doctor prescribes you and details the often unknown side effects they can have.

ANTI-biotics has all the information you need to take your health into your own hands. You will learn how to recognise when antibiotics are hindering you instead of helping you, and discover natural alternatives to restore your health and strengthen your immune system.

Through a number of case histories, Dr McKenna shows the effects of MRSA, C. Difficile, TB, E. Coli and other infections that have developed antibiotic resistance. He explains, in layman’s terms, the science of how different antibiotics affect different parts of the immune system.

His advice will help you take control of your health with practical tips to boost your immunity and to avoid misusing antibiotics.


Biology

Features:- :- Committed to Excellence in the Landmark Tenth Edition. This edition continues the evolution of Raven & Johnson's Biology. The author team is committed to continually improving the text keeping the student and learning foremost. We have integrated new pedagogical features to expand the students' learning process and enhance their experience in the ebook. This latest edition of the text maintains the clear accessible and engaging writing style of past editions with the solid framework of pedagogy that highlights an emphasis on evolution and scientific inquiry that have made this a leading textbook for students majoring in biology and have been enhanced in this landmark Tenth edition. This emphasis on the organizing power of evolution is combined with an integration of the importance of cellular molecular biology and genomics to offer our readers a text that is student friendly and current.Our author team is committed to producing the best possible text for both student and faculty. The lead author Kenneth Mason University of Iowa has taught majors biology at three different major public universities for more than fifteen years. Jonathan Losos Harvard University is at the cutting edge of evolutionary biology research and Susan Singer Carleton College has been involved in science education policy issues on a national level. All three authors bring varied instructional and content expertise to the tenth edition of Biology.


Pathology for the Curious: Why Study Pathology? (The Truth about your College Major, Research, Scholarships, and Career Success)

Features:- :- Are you interested in pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree in Pathology? How to decide if Pathology is right for you?
Perhaps you may be interested in reading Jack and Jill’s story below.

You will Like this Story


Jack was asking himself that question as he prepared another espresso for a customer. He’d been at this job since his second year in college. Even though he’d graduated a year ago, he still hadn’t broken into the retail industry like he’d planned.
And last week he’d met Jill at the alumni breakfast on campus. She’d been sure of her major and career all through college. He’d thought Pathology was boring, but there she was, all smiles.
“What are you up to these days?” he’d asked.
“Oh, I’m working on the molecular diagnostics project,” she replied.
“So you’re still doing Pathology?” He tried to keep the cynicism out of his voice.
“I guess you could say that. But it’s not like the experiment we did in the Pathology lab. I’m undertaking a research study on nucleic acid handling and measurement using the next gen sequencing technologies” she enthused.
As she spoke about her work, Jack couldn’t help but notice the sparkle in her eyes.
“I’m glad for you,” he genuinely said. “Looks like you chose the right major! But how did you know it would all work out?”
“Before college, my parents encouraged me to explore all my options,” Jill replied. “They even got me a book that explained what a career in Pathology would be like. It was called Pathology for the Curious and had chapters by professors from around the world. They described cutting edge research, but in a way that a high school student could understand.”
Back at the coffee shop, Jack was taking a break. He pulled out his Kindle and started to read the next chapter in Pathology for the Curious.
“I think I’ll go to the university tonight to enroll in Pathology for my second major,” he told himself.

Have you Declared your Major?


As you read Jack’s story, he is not alone.
In fact, a recent research study shows that 80% of freshmen say they are undecided about their major. Most of them will change their minds multiple times even after they declare their major.

Even the “decided” students often do not base their decision of major on factual research and self-reflection. The biggest mistake both the undecided and decided students make is failing to research what’s required of the major, and the profession.

Why this Book is Different?


To help your research, we approached over 18 top professors to offer their powerful perspectives and advice. We asked them to reveal the truth about college majors, PhD/research, scholarship opportunities, and career options.
There are many books which claim to help you choose your major. But this book is different. How?

This book is missing one thing—hype. If you are considering Pathology for your major, we assure this is the ONLY book you’ll ever need for your career success.
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Hole's Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology

Features:- :- Designed for the one-semester anatomy and physiology course Hole's Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology assumes no prior science knowledge and supports core topics with clinical applications making difficult concepts relevant to students pursuing careers in the allied health field. The learn practice and access system is used throughout the textbook and digital. "Learning" Outcomes at the beginning of each chapter set the stage for what students will learn "Practice" questions at the end of each major section help check their recall on what they just read and "Assess" end of chapter resources help students confirm their accurate recall of what they just learned and practiced. Th learn practice and assess system is highly effective in providing students with a solid understanding of the important concepts in anatomy and physiology.


Antibiotic Resistance: The End of Modern Medicine? (BWB Texts Book 54)

Features:- :- In ten years’ time, will antibiotics still work? Have we let bacteria get the upper hand in the evolutionary arms race?

In the 1920s the discovery of the antibiotic penicillin started a golden age of medicine. However, experts warn that the end of that age may be just a decade away. In this BWB Text, microbiologist Siouxsie Wiles explores the looming crisis of antibiotic resistance and its threat to New Zealand. Wiles concludes that New Zealand must do more to protect the public from a future without antibiotics.


Marine Biology (Botany, Zoology, Ecology and Evolution)

Features:- :- Marine Biology covers the basics of marine biology with a global approach, using examples from numerous regions and ecosystems worldwide. This introductory, one-semester text is designed for non-majors. Authors Castro and Huber have made a special effort to include solid basic science content needed in a general education course, including the fundamental principles of biology, the physical sciences, and the scientific method. This science coverage is integrated with a stimulating, up-to-date overview of marine biology.


The Blood and its Third Element

Features:- :- During his long career as an academic and researcher in nineteenth century France, Béchamp was widely known and respected as both a teacher and a researcher. As a leading academic, his work was well documented in scientific circles.
Few made as much use of this fact as Louis Pasteur, who based much of his career on plagiarising and distorting Béchamp’s research. In doing so, Pasteur secured for himself an undeserved place in the history of medical science. The Blood and its Third Element is Béchamp’s explanation of his position, and his defense of it against Pasteur’s deceptions.


This final major work of Béchamp’s embodies the culmination of his life’s research. This book contains, in detail, the elements of the microzymian theory of the organization of living organisms and organic materials. It has immediate and far reaching relevance to the fields of immunology, bacteriology, and cellular biology; and it shows that more than 100 years ago, the germ, or microbian, theory of disease was demonstrated by Béchamp to be without foundation.


CONTENTS


Chapter 1

— On the nature of fibrin isolated from the clot or obtained by whipping the blood.

— The blood fibrin.

— Fibrinous microzymas.

— Fibrin and oxygenated water.

— The ferment of fibrin.


Chapter 2

— On the actual specific individuality of the albuminoid proximate principles.

— The albuminoids.

— Coagulation.

— The albuminoids of the fibrin.

— The albuminoids of the serum.

— Haemoglobin. Haemoglobin and oxygenated water.


Chapter 3

— The state of the fibrin in the blood at the moment of venesection.

— The fibrin without microzymas.

— The haematic microzymian molecular granulations.


Chapter 4

— The real structure of the red blood globule.

— The microzymas of the blood globules.

— The blood globules in general.


Chapter 5

— The real nature of the blood at the moment of bleeding.

— The living parts of the blood protoplasm.

— The unchangeable character of mixtures of proximate principles.

— The vitellin microzymas and the blood globules.

— The vascular system.
Chapter 6

— The real chemical, anatomical and physiological meaning of the coagulation of the shed blood.

— Coagulation of the blood.

— The blood of the horse.

— The serum of the blood.

— Coagulation of blood diluted with water.

— Second phase of the spontaneous alteration of the blood in calcined air.

— Oxygen has no share in the destruction of the globules in the defibrinated blood.

— Spontaneous alteration of flesh. Spontaneous alteration of milk.

— Fermentation of the egg.

— Spontaneous destruction of the cellule of yeast.

— Spontaneous destruction of tissues.

— Spontaneous alteration of the blood.


Chapter 7

— The blood is a flowing tissue and therefore spontaneously alterable.

— Pasteur and the germs of the air.

— Robin and the alteration of the blood.

— Microzymas and spores of schizomycetes.

— Microzymas and micrococcus.

— The microzymas and the circulatory system.

— Comparison of the microzymas of the blood, the circulatory system, and other tissues.

— Autonomy of the microzymas.


Chapter 8

— The microzymas and bacteriology.

— Ovular and vitellin microzymas.

— Microzymas and molecular granulations.

— Geological microzymas.

— Biological characteristics of microzymas.

— Microzymas and their perennity.

— Microzymas and pathology. Phagocytosis.

— Microzymas and anthrax. Microzymas and disease.

— Microzymas and microbes.

— Microzymas and the individual coefficient.

— Microzymas, life and death.

— Microz


The Amazing Adventures of Ella the Salmonella

Features:- :- Little Ella Salmonella, who had led a sheltered and protected life with her father, finds a gigantic world swarming with unfamiliar bacteria when she leaves home to look for her traveling father. Her amazing adventures teach her the things she will need to know when she herself travels as an adult. Will she find her father? Will she make it through the experiences that are thrust upon her?

~ with vocabulary words and definitions ~

Those struggling with biology terms, may find this book helpful and entertaining to compliment their textbooks.

Warning: Not to be read at the dinner table.

Note: "The Amazing Adventures of Ella the Salmonella" is best viewed on Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire, Kindle for Android and iPad.


Prescott's Microbiology

Features:- :- The author team of Prescott's Microbiology continues the tradition of past editions by providing a balanced comprehensive introduction to all major areas of microbiology. This balance makes Microbiology appropriate for microbiology majors and mixed majors courses. The authors have introduced a number of pedagogical elements designed to facilitate student learning. They also remain focused on readability artwork and the integration of several key themes (including evolution ecology and diversity) throughout the text making an already superior text even better.


Inquiry into Life

Features:- :- Basic biological concepts and processes with a human emphasis. From the unique delivery of biology content to the time tested art program to the complete integration of the text with technology Dr. Sylvia Mader has formed a teaching system that will both motivate and enable your students to understand and appreciate the wonders of all areas of biology. Inquiry into Life 15/e emphasizes the application of all areas of biology to knowledge of human concerns what the students are able to relate to. This distinctive text was developed to stand apart from all other non-majors texts with a unique approach unparalleled art and a straightforward succinct writing style that has been acclaimed by both users and reviewers. In the 15th edition the authors have focused on the concept of inquiry and a student’s inherent desire to learn. To do this they integrated a tested traditional learning system with modern digital and pedagogical approaches designed to stimulate and engage today’s student.


Biology: The Essentials

Features:- :- THE HOEFNAGELS STORY…
The second edition of Biology: The Essentials epitomizes what the market has come to recognize as Mariëlle Hoefnagels’ distinct and student-friendly writing-style. Mariëlle presents up-to-date information through “What’s the Point?”, “Why We Care”, and “Burning Questions”—pedagogical tools designed to demonstrate to readers, and her own students, that biology is everywhere. Biology: The Essentials, 2nd Edition offers a broader and more conceptual introduction to biology, simplifying the more complex biological content to the essential elements that students need to act as framework for the details.
Mariëlle Hoefnagels is dedicated to helping students find the relevancy of biology and science in their everyday lives. A recipient of the University of Oklahoma General Education Teaching Award and the Longmire Prize (the Teaching Scholars Award from the College of Arts and Sciences), Mariëlle has been engaging, educating, and inspiring students since 1997. She believes that the right tools can make all of the difference in reaching non-majors students. Because of this, the content in this textbook is deeply integrated with the digital tools in Connect and Mariëlle has worked hard to create Connect questions and activities that go beyond simply memorizing vocabulary and facts. Static images are brought to life through animated tutorials, specifically designed to guide students through tough topics. Whether in class or at home, Biology: The Essentials, 2nd Edition with Connect Plus provides all of the resources a student needs to succeed in biology.


Biology Laboratory Manual (Majors Biology)

Features:- :- The Biology Laboratory Manual by Vodopich and Moore was designed for an introductory biology course with a broad survey of basic laboratory techniques. The experiments and procedures are simple safe easy to perform and especially appropriate for large classes. Few experiments require more than one class meeting to complete the procedure. Each exercise includes many photographs traditional topics and experiments that help students learn about life. Procedures within each exercise are numerous and discrete so that an exercise can be tailored to the needs of the students the style of the instructor and the facilities available.


Bacteria and Bayonets: The Impact of Disease in American Military History

Features:- :- For hundreds of years men have fought and died to expand and protect the United States relying on martial skill and patriotism. Various powerful enemies, from the British to the Nazis, and legendary individuals including Tecumseh and Robert E. Lee have all fallen before the arms of the American soldier. Yet the deadliest enemy faced by the nation, one which killed more soldiers than all of its foes combined, has been both unrecognized and unseen. The war waged by the United States against disease, and by disease against the United States, has impacted the country more than any other conflict and continues to present a terrible threat to this day.

Illness has been more than just a historical cause of casualties for the American military, in numerous wars it has helped to decide battles, drive campaigns, and determine strategy. In fact the Patriots owed pestilence as much for their victory in the Revolution as they did their own force of arms. Likewise disease helped to prevent the conquest of Canada in 1812, drove strategy in the Mexican War, handicapped Lee’s 1862 advance, and helped lead to World War II. Disease also provided an edge in the wars against Native Americans, yet just as soon turned on the US when unacclimated US troops were dispatched to the southern Pacific.

This book not only traces the path of disease in American military history but also recounts numerous small episodes and interesting anecdotes related to the history of illness. Overall it presents a compelling story, one that has been overlooked and under appreciated. Yellow fever, malaria, tuberculosis, glanders, bubonic plague, smallpox, and numerous other bacteria and viruses all conspired to defeat America, and are enemies that need to be recognized.


Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America: A Field-to-kitchen Guide

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Unusual shapes and colors make many mushrooms alluring to the eye, while the exotic flavors and textures of edible mushrooms are a gourmet delicacy for the palate. Yet many people never venture beyond the supermarket offerings, fearing that all other mushrooms are poisonous.

With amateur mushroom hunters especially in mind, David Fischer and Alan Bessette have prepared Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America. This field guide presents more than 100 species of the most delicious mushrooms, along with detailed information on how to find, gather, store, and prepare them for the table. More than 70 savory recipes, ranging from soups and salads to casseroles, canapes, quiches, and even a dessert, are included.

Throughout, the authors constantly emphasize the need for correct identification of species for safe eating. Each species is described in detailed, nontechnical language, accompanied by a list of key identifying characteristics that reliably rule out all but the target species. Superb color photographs also aid in identification. Poisonous "lookalikes" are described and illustrated, and the authors also assess the risks of allergic or idiosyncratic reactions to edible species and the possibilities of chemical or bacterial contamination.


Mycorrhizal Symbiosis

Features:- :- In nature, the roots of most plants are colonized by symbiotic fungi to form mycorrhiza, which play a critical role in the capture of nutrients from the soil, and therefore in plant nutrition. Thirteen years have passed since the publication of the First Edition of Mycorrhizal Symbiosis, the book that has been generally acclaimed as the most definitive work on this fascinating topic. The Second Edition co-authored by Professor Sally Smith and Professor David Read has been completely rewritten to cover the significant advances in our understanding of this field.

Key Features
* Separate accounts of major mycorrhizal types, highlighting structure, development, physiology and ecology
* Integrative treatment, covering nutrient transport, roles of mycorrhizas in ecology, applications in man-made environments, and interactions with pollutants
* In depth treatment of evolutionary and developmental aspects, plus closer examination of external mycelium, and transport processes
* Appreciation of diversity of form and function within major mycorrhizal types, and its importance in ecosystems


Benson's Microbiological Applications, Laboratory Manual in General Microbiology Complete Version

Features:- :- Benson's Microbiological Applications has been the "gold standard" of microbiology laboratory manuals for over 35 years. This manual has a number of attractive features that resulted in its adoption in universities colleges and community colleges. These features include user-friendly diagrams that students can easily follow clear instructions and an excellent array of reliable exercises suitable for beginning or advanced microbiology courses. In revising the lab manual for the fourteenth edition we have tried to maintain the proven strengths of the manual and further enhance it. We have updated the introductory material of the fungi protozoa and algae to reflect changes in scientific information. Finally the names of microorganisms used by the American Type Culture Collection. This is important for those users who rely on the ATCC for a source of cultures.


Essentials of Biology

Features:- :- Essentials of Biology


Fast and Easy ECGs: A Self-Paced Learning Program

Features:- :- Greater understanding of ECG interpretation will lead to better patient care everywhere.This book is designed to dynamically teach healthcareprofessionals how to interpret electrocardiograms (ECGs).It presents the information similar to how an instructor might deliver it in the classroom with lots of illustrations solid practical content questions to prompt critical thinking case presentations and plentiful practice ECG tracings to promote the application of skills. One of the first things readers will notice about this text is it is more of a “how-to book” than a “theoretical book.” Although there is plenty of detail the coverage is to the point telling you and then showing you what you need to know.


Time's Arrow and Archimedes' Point: New Directions for the Physics of Time

Features:- :- Why is the future so different from the past? Why does the past affect the future and not the other way around? What does quantum mechanics really tell us about the world? In this important and accessible book, Huw Price throws fascinating new light on some of the great mysteries of modern physics, and connects them in a wholly original way.
Price begins with the mystery of the arrow of time. Why, for example, does disorder always increase, as required by the second law of thermodynamics? Price shows that, for over a century, most physicists have thought about these problems the wrong way. Misled by the human perspective from within time, which distorts and exaggerates the differences between past and future, they have fallen victim to what Price calls the "double standard fallacy": proposed explanations of the difference between the past and the future turn out to rely on a difference which has been slipped in at the beginning, when the physicists themselves treat the past and future in different ways. To avoid this fallacy, Price argues, we need to overcome our natural tendency to think about the past and the future differently. We need to imagine a point outside time -- an Archimedean "view from nowhen" -- from which to observe time in an unbiased way.
Offering a lively criticism of many major modern physicists, including Richard Feynman and Stephen Hawking, Price shows that this fallacy remains common in physics today -- for example, when contemporary cosmologists theorize about the eventual fate of the universe. The "big bang" theory normally assumes that the beginning and end of the universe will be very different. But if we are to avoid the double standard fallacy, we need to consider time symmetrically, and take seriously the possibility that the arrow of time may reverse when the universe recollapses into a "big crunch."
Price then turns to the greatest mystery of modern physics, the meaning of quantum theory. He argues that in missing the Archimedean viewpoint, modern physics has missed a radical and attractive solution to many of the apparent paradoxes of quantum physics. Many consequences of quantum theory appear counterintuitive, such as Schrodinger's Cat, whose condition seems undetermined until observed, and Bell's Theorem, which suggests a spooky "nonlocality," where events happening simultaneously in different places seem to affect each other directly. Price shows that these paradoxes can be avoided by allowing that at the quantum level the future does, indeed, affect the past. This demystifies nonlocality, and supports Einstein's unpopular intuition that quantum theory describes an objective world, existing independently of human observers: the Cat is alive or dead, even when nobody looks. So interpreted, Price argues, quantum mechanics is simply the kind of theory we ought to have expected in microphysics -- from the symmetric standpoint.
Time's Arrow and Archimedes' Point presents an innovative and controversial view of time and contemporary physics. In this exciting book, Price urges physicists, philosophers, and anyone who has ever pondered the mysteries of time to look at the world from the fresh perspective of Archimedes' Point and gain a deeper understanding of ourselves, the universe around us, and our own place in time.


Human Anatomy

Features:- :- With its unrivaled art program and accessible writing style McKinley et al.'s Human Anatomy stands apart from other anatomy texts. High-quality photographs paired with brilliantly rendered illustrations help students visualize understand and appreciate the wonders of human anatomy. The author team incorporates their over seventy years of teaching experience into student-friendly Learning Strategies Clinical View boxes and progressive question sets that motivate students to internalize and apply what they've learned. Users who purchase Connect receive access to the full online eBook version of the textbook as well as access to LearnSmart SmartBook and Anatomy & Physiology REVEALED 3.2.


Biology

Features:- :- The previous three editions of BIOLOGY written by Dr. Rob Brooker Dr. Eric Widmaier Dr. Linda Graham and Dr. Peter Stiling have reached thousands of students and provided them with an outstanding view of the biological world. Now the fourth edition has gotten even better! The author team is dedicated to producing the most engaging and current text that is available for undergraduate students who are majoring in biology. The authors want students to be inspired by the field of biology and become critical thinkers. They understand the goal of a professor is to prepare students for future course work lab experiences and careers in the sciences. Building on the successes of the previous editions the fourth edition reflects a focus on core competencies and provides a more learner-centered approach. The strength of an engaging and current text is improved with the addition of new pedagogical features that help develop and strengthen critical thinking skills.


Concepts of Biology

Features:- :- Concepts of Biology 3e recognizes the value of the traditional approach while still engaging students in the excitement of relevancy to themselves and the world around them. The text abounds with analogies and engaging illustrations as it proceeds from an examination of chemistry to the biosphere. A significant new feature of this edition is the integration of media asset into the chapter content. Virtually every section of the textbook is now linked to MP3 files 3D and 2D animations of biological processes and National Geographic and ScienCentral videos. In addition McGraw-Hill offers a full suite of adaptive learning tools including LearnSmart LearnSmart Labs LearnSmart Prep LearnSmart Achieve and SmartBook all designed to assess a student’s existing knowledge base and adapt to particularly address deficiencies.


Hole's Human Anatomy & Physiology (WCB Applied Biology)

Features:- :- – Connect: A highly reliable easy-to-use homework and learning management solution that embeds learning science and award-winning adaptive tools to improve student results.  - High-quality photographs paired with brilliantly rendered illustrations help students visualize understand and appreciate the wonders of human anatomy. - Incorporates student-friendly Learning Strategies Clinical View boxes and progressive question sets that motivate students to internalize and apply what they've learned. 


Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds: Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys, Emus, Guinea Fowl, Ostriches, Partridges, Peafowl, Pheasants, Quails, Swans

Features:- :-

More than 128 birds strut their stuff across the pages of this definitive primer for intrepid poultry farmers and feather fanciers alike. From the Manx Rumpy to the Redcap and the Ancona duck to his Aylesbury cousin, each breed is profiled with a brief history, detailed descriptions of identifying characteristics, and colorful photography. Comprehensive and fun, Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds celebrates the personalities and charming good looks of North America’s quirkiest barnyard birds and waterfowl.


Storey's Guide to Raising Poultry, 4th Edition: Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Guineas, Game Birds (Storey’s Guide to Raising)

Features:- :-

Whether you’re running a farm or interested in keeping a few backyard birds, Storey’s Guide to Raising Poultry covers everything you need to know to successfully raise your own chickens, turkeys, waterfowl, and more. Stressing humane practices throughout, Glenn Davis provides expert advice on breed selection, housing, feeding, behavior, breeding, health care, and processing your own meat and eggs. With tips on raising specialty species like doves, ostriches, and peafowl, you’ll be inspired to experiment with new breeds and add diversity to your poultry operation. 


The Endocannabinoid System: Genetics, Biochemistry, Brain Disorders, and Therapy

Features:- :-

The Endocannabinoid System: Genetics, Biochemistry, Brain Disorders, and Therapy examines the cellular, biochemical, genetic, and therapeutic aspects of the endocannabinoid system. The chapters cover significant conceptual advances in the endocannabinoid field and shed light on the many brain disorders in which this biological system is involved.

Written by world-leading experts in the field, the topics covered in this book will have a positive impact on the area of molecular biology, including, but not limited to, cell biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, signaling, disease mechanisms, and therapeutics.


Principles and Applications of Domestic Animal Behavior (Cabi)

Features:- :- In order to understand and manage animals in their natural or captive environments we must first understand why animals do what they do and recognize limitations in their ability to adapt to different environments. Drawing on the author’s considerable experience in both teaching and research, this introductory-level textbook describes the basic principles underlying animal behavior and how those concepts can be used in managing the care of domestic and captive wild animals, covering four key themes: development of behavior, biological rhythms, social behavior and behavioral aspects of animal management. Extensively illustrated with many practical examples and over 150 photos and figures.


Ranch Roping: The Complete Guide To A Classic Cowboy Skill

Features:- :-

Ranch roping is at the heart of all ranch work, and unlike the rodeo variation of calf roping, the “vacquero” tradition calls for techniques that result in a skillful and graceful throw and catch. Buck Brannaman, a world-renowned master of the art, describes the essential tools, the partnership between horse and rider (incorporating the Natural Horsemanship approach for which the author is famous), and the mechanics needed to become a successful ranch roper, whether in competition or in actual cattle work.

One-hundred full-color photographs of Buck in action enhance the step-by-step methodology that leads to mastering this essential Western skill. Whether you ride or rope or just wish you could, here's a book for everyone who is captivated by Western traditions and contemporary life.


The Field Guide to Fleece: 100 Sheep Breeds & How to Use Their Fibers

Features:- :-

With this compact portable reference in hand, crafters can quickly and easily look up any of 100 different sheep breeds, the characteristics of their fleece, and the kinds of projects for which their fleece is best suited. Each breed profile includes a photograph of the animal and information about its origin and conservation status, as well as the weight, staple length, fiber diameter, and natural colors of its fleece. This is a great primer for beginners, and a handy guide for anyone who loves working with fleece.


The Sustainability Secret

Features:- :- Discover the biggest issue in conservation today. This companion to the documentary Cowspiracy explores the impacts of the most environmentally destructive industry on the planet: animal agriculture.

The award-winning documentary Cowspiracy presents alarming truths about the effects of animal agriculture on the planet. One of the leading causes of deforestation, greenhouse gas production, water use, species extinction, ocean dead-zones, and a host of other ills, animal agriculture is a major threat to the future of all species, and one of the environmental industry’s best-kept secrets.

The Sustainability Secret expands upon Cowspiracy in every way. Journey with authors Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn as they discover one shocking statistic after another and interview leading businesses, environmental organizations, and political groups about the subject of animal agriculture and its disastrous effects. Extended transcripts, updated statistics, tips on becoming vegan, and comprehensive reading lists provide an in-depth overview of this planetary crisis and demonstrate effective ways to offset the damage through personal dietary choices.

Firmly rooted in science and supporting research, The Sustainability Secret reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact of the meat and dairy industry and offers a path to global sustainability for a growing population.


6 books in 1 - Agriculture, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Sustainable Agriculture, Tropical Agriculture, Farm Animals, Vegetables, Fruit Trees, Chickens, ... Tomatoes, Cucumbers (How To Do Agriculture)

Features:- :- How To Raise Strong & Healthy Pigs
How To Raise Strong & Healthy Chickens
How To Raise Strong & Healthy Ducks
How To Grow Healthy & Tasty Cucumbers
How To Grow Healthy & Tasty Tomatoes
How To Grow Fruit Trees


Project Animal Farm: An Accidental Journey into the Secret World of Farming and the Truth About Our Food

Features:- :-

Finalist for the 2017 International Book Awards


Runner-up for the 2016 New England Book Festival Award


Finalist for the 2015 Chautauqua Prize (longlist)


Sonia Faruqi, an Ivy League graduate and investment banker, had no idea that the night she arrived at the doorstep of a dairy farm would mark the beginning of a journey that would ultimately wind all the way around the world. Instead of turning away from the animal cruelty she came to witness, Sonia made the most courageous decision of her life: a commitment to change things.


Driven by impulsive will and searing passion, Sonia left behind everything she knew and loved to search the planet for solutions to benefit animals, human health, and the environment. Over the course of living with farmers, hitchhiking with strangers, and risking her life, she developed surprising insights and solutions—both about the food industry and herself.


Lively and heartfelt, Sonia takes readers on an unforgettable adventure from top-secret egg warehouses in Canada to dairy feedlots in the United States, from farm offices in Mexico to lush pastures in Belize, from flocks of village chickens in Indonesia to factory farms in Malaysia.


Revelatory in scope, Project Animal Farm illuminates a hidden world that plays a part in all of our lives.


The New Livestock Farmer: The Business of Raising and Selling Ethical Meat

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Including information on cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep, and goats, and exotics like bison, rabbits, elk, and deer



How can anyone from a backyard hobbyist to a large-scale rancher go about raising and selling ethically produced meats directly to consumers, restaurants, and butcher shops? With the rising consumer interest in grass-fed, pasture-raised, and antibiotic-free meats, how can farmers most effectively tap into those markets and become more profitable? The regulations and logistics can be daunting enough to turn away most would-be livestock farmers, and finding and keeping their customers challenges the rest.



Farmer, consultant, and author Rebecca Thistlethwaite (Farms with a Future) and her husband and coauthor, Jim Dunlop, both have extensive experience raising a variety of pastured livestock in California and now on their homestead farm in Oregon. The New Livestock Farmer provides pasture-based production essentials for a wide range of animals, from common farm animals (cattle, poultry, pigs, sheep, and goats) to more exotic species (bison, rabbits, elk, and deer).



Each species chapter discusses the unique requirements of that animal, then delves into the steps it takes to prepare and get them to market. Profiles of more than fifteen meat producers highlight some of the creative ways these innovative farmers are raising animals and direct-marketing superior-quality meats.



In addition, the book contains information on a variety of vital topics:



•    Governmental regulations and how they differ from state to state;



•    Slaughtering and butchering logistics, including on-farm and mobile processing options and sample cutting sheets;



•    Packaging, labeling, and cold-storage considerations;



•    Principled marketing practices; and



•    Financial management, pricing, and other business essentials.



This book is must reading for anyone who is serious about raising meat animals ethically, outside of the current consolidated, unsustainable CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) system.  It offers a clear, thorough, well-organized guide to a subject that will become increasingly important as the market demand for pasture-raised meat grows stronger.


The Natural Superiority of Mules: A Celebration of One of the Most Intelligent, Sure-Footed, and Misunderstood Animals in the World, Second Edition

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Mules are hybrids—progenies of male donkeys (jacks) and female horses (mares). Creating a mule is difficult, and baby mules are a bit precocious, but the end result is one of the most fascinating, yet often unappreciated, creatures in the world.

In the revised and expanded second edition of The Natural Superiority of Mules, ranch owner and operator John Hauer celebrates these remarkable hybrids through essays, articles, stories, and beautiful, full-color photographs and illustrations.

The pieces in this collection draw attention to many of the mule's most impressive characteristics, including its agility, strength, grace, longevity, disposition, conformation, and loyalty.

Contributors to this collection range from recognized professionals in the mule community to those members who have recently purchased their first mules. These experts and aficionados include:


The Rancher Takes a Wife

Features:- :- Told with wit and wisdom, this is Hobson's tale of bringing his city-bred interior-decorator bride to the harsh life of the British Columbia Interior.


The Cow and Her Grass: Rational Grazing - A Manual of Grass Productivity (Living With the Land Book 4)

Features:- :- This book by Messrs Voisin and Lecomte comes at the right moment. It is a synthesis of M. Voisin's important study, Grass Productivity. This manual presents the chief ideas of two specialists. Since they are also excellent practitioners, they have applied these ideas before recommending them.

Their evocative picture of 'the meeting of cow and grass' poses the true problem of the management of grazed grass.

For the farmer, the production of meat and milk is an act of industrial conversion. The 'machine' is the animal that converts raw vegetable matter into finished food products which are rich in calories and easy to assimilate. This 'machine' is complex because it is a living being; it can be improved--within limits. But its yield depends basically on the quality of the raw materials offered to it for conversion.

Our farmers bring a jealously guarded care to the cultivation and harvesting of their cereals and commercial plants. Too often they rely on nature to develop their pastures and let their animals use their instinct to get the best harvest they can from them.

M. Voisin, an experienced chemist and biologist, has applied foreign studies of grazing on his Norman farm for several years. He has removed the errors and, above all, has looked for a more specifically French application that could be adapted to our traditional farming practices.

M. Lecomte, a Veterinary Surgeon, has studied the complex of forage feeding and its influence on yield and animal health, from observation of grassland management, even that of his clients.

Messrs Voisin and Leconte have drawn on the fruits of their conversations and experience and, in this manual, have succeeded in producing a popular version of the fundamental ideas of their studies.

I hope that their words will be heard and followed.

[From the Introduction]


Grass, Soil, Hope: A Journey Through Carbon Country

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This book tackles an increasingly crucial question: What can we do about the seemingly intractable challenges confronting all of humanity today, including climate change, global hunger, water scarcity, environmental stress, and economic instability?



The quick answers are: Build topsoil. Fix creeks. Eat meat from pasture-raised animals.



Scientists maintain that a mere 2 percent increase in the carbon content of the planet’s soils could offset 100 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions going into the atmosphere. But how could this be accomplished? What would it cost? Is it even possible? 



Yes, says author Courtney White, it is not only possible, but essential for the long-term health and sustainability of our environment and our economy.



Right now, the only possibility of large-scale removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere is through plant photosynthesis and related land-based carbon sequestration activities. These include a range of already existing, low-tech, and proven practices: composting, no-till farming, climate-friendly livestock practices, conserving natural habitat, restoring degraded watersheds and rangelands, increasing biodiversity, and producing local food.



In Grass, Soil, Hope, the author shows how all these practical strategies can be bundled together into an economic and ecological whole, with the aim of reducing atmospheric CO2 while producing substantial co-benefits for all living things. Soil is a huge natural sink for carbon dioxide. If we can draw increasing amounts carbon out of the atmosphere and store it safely in the soil then we can significantly address all the multiple challenges that now appear so intractable.


The Politics of Scale: A History of Rangeland Science

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Rangelands are vast, making up one quarter of the United States and forty percent of the Earth’s ice-free land. And while contemporary science has revealed a great deal about the environmental impacts associated with intensive livestock production—from greenhouse gas emissions to land and water degradation—far less is known about the historic role science has played in rangeland management and politics. Steeped in US soil, this first history of rangeland science looks to the origins of rangeland ecology in the late nineteenth-century American West, exploring the larger political and economic forces that—together with scientific study—produced legacies focused on immediate economic success rather than long-term ecological well being.



During the late 1880s and early 1890s, a variety of forces—from the Homestead Act of 1862 to the extermination of bison, foreign investment, and lack of government regulation—promoted free-for-all access to and development of the western range, with disastrous environmental consequences. To address the crisis, government agencies turned to scientists, but as Nathan F. Sayre shows, range science grew in a politically fraught landscape. Neither the scientists nor the public agencies could escape the influences of bureaucrats and ranchers who demanded results, and the ideas that became scientific orthodoxy—from fire suppression and predator control to fencing and carrying capacities—contained flaws and blind spots that plague public debates about rangelands to this day. Looking at the global history of rangeland science through the Cold War and beyond, The Politics of Scale identifies the sources of past conflicts and mistakes and helps us to see a more promising path forward, one in which rangeland science is guided less by capital and the state and more by communities working in collaboration with scientists.


101 Arena Exercises for Horse & Rider: A Ringside Guide for Horse and Rider (Read & Ride)

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Take your riding to a new level! Bringing together recognized classic exercises for both English and Western riders plus her own original patterns and maneuvers, Cherry Hill provides an array of drills that will improve your riding technique. Whether you are a rider interested in expanding your repertoire or an instructor looking for new drills, these exercises will add excitement and variety to your training.


The Dogs of Avalon: The Race to Save Animals in Peril

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After adopting an Irish sight hound, Laura Schenone discovers a remarkable and little-known fight to gain justice for dogs and for all animals.


Greyhounds, bred to be the fastest racing dogs on earth, are streaks of lightning. Beautiful, astonishing creatures, countless numbers of them disappear each year once they can no longer compete and win.


The Dogs of Avalon introduces us to the strong-willed Marion Fitzgibbon, born in rural Ireland, where animals are valued only for their utility. But Fitzgibbon believes that suffering is felt by all creatures, and she champions the cause of strays, baffling those around her—including her family—as she and a group of local women rescue any animal in need and taking on increasingly risky missions.


When Fitzgibbon becomes head of the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and focuses on the cause of the greyhound, she faces an entrenched racing industry protected by money and power. She joins forces with an American greyhound activist, a foxhunter’s wife, a British lady, and an influential German animal rescuer to create an international network to find these animals homes, confront the racing industry, and provide safe havens where animals can live in peace.


The Dogs of Avalon brings forward the people on the other side of the tracks—Irish Travellers (a people whose Celtic history goes back centuries), dogmen who hope to win big—together with a host of animals on two continents—circus tigers in Ireland, wild monkeys in the Yucatan, dolphins in a marine animal park in Florida, and one very special Irish sight hound in New Jersey named Lily.


In this potent David and Goliath story, Schenone’s journey helps us understand our deep connection to animals and gives us inspiration in the form of the unforgettable Fitzgibbon, who grapples with compassion and activism and shows the difference we are all capable of making in the world.


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beekeeping

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The buzz on beekeeping.

The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Beekeeping has all the information a beginning beekeeper needs to know to start a hive and keep it buzzing. Expert beekeepers Dean Stiglitz and Laurie Herboldsheimer, owners of Golden Rule Honey, take readers step by step through the entire process-from information on the inhabitants of a hive and how it works to collecting bees, keeping them healthy, raising a queen, harvesting honey and wax, and storing hives for the off- season.


Creatures of Empire: How Domestic Animals Transformed Early America

Features:- :- When we think of the key figures of early American history, we think of explorers, or pilgrims, or Native Americans--not cattle, or goats, or swine. But as Virginia DeJohn Anderson reveals in this brilliantly original account of colonists in New England and the Chesapeake region, livestock played a vitally important role in the settling of the New World.
Livestock, Anderson writes, were a central factor in the cultural clash between colonists and Indians as well as a driving force in the expansion west. By bringing livestock across the Atlantic, colonists believed that they provided the means to realize America's potential. It was thought that if the Native Americans learned to keep livestock as well, they would be that much closer to assimilating the colonists' culture, especially their Christian faith. But colonists failed to anticipate the problems that would arise as Indians began encountering free-ranging livestock at almost every turn, often trespassing in their cornfields. Moreover, when growing populations and an expansive style of husbandry required far more space than they had expected, colonists could see no alternative but to appropriate Indian land. This created tensions that reached the boiling point with King Philip's War and Bacon's Rebellion. And it established a pattern that would repeat time and again over the next two centuries.
A stunning account that presents our history in a truly new light, Creatures of Empire restores a vital element of our past, illuminating one of the great forces of colonization and the expansion westward.


Backyard Farming: Raising Goats: For Dairy and Meat

Features:- :- Backyard Farming: Raising Goats is the ideal resource for the new farmer just starting out, providing a comprehensive guide for preparing and caring for the addition of goats to your backyard farm!

Backyard Farming: Raising Goats is the perfect guide for beginners thinkingabout including goats to their sustainable homestead. Covering every topic from selecting and maintaining a breed, to the tools and space you'll need, to all the wonderful benefits that owning goats can provide, Backyard Farming: Raising Goats includes all that you need to know to get the most out of your new herd. Including time-tested tips and tricks used by expert farmers, this invaluable resource is a must-have for anyone looking to raise goats at home!

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET STARTED. Covering topics from selecting the perfect breed for your space and time requirements, to milking and culling your herd, to preparing for and raising the next generation of kids, Backyard Farming: Raising Goats is the all-in-one guide for the aspiring home goatherd.

EASY TO FOLLOW, EASY TO UNDERSTAND. Written in simple, informative language, complete with numerous illustrations of proper techniques and housing set-ups, Backyard Farming: Raising Goats is written with first-time goatherds in mind.

A GREAT ADDITION TO ANY BACKYARD FARM. The benefits of owning goats range widely: goat's milk, meat, even goat hair has its uses and markets. Easier to care for than sheep and lots of fun besides, Backyard Farming: Raising Goats is the perfect first step to adding livestock to your farming experience!

The Backyard Farming series offers easy-to-use guides to help first-time farmers and homesteaders experience the satisfaction that comes from producing their own
food. Rural areas with acres of land, suburban neighborhoods with small backyards, or urban environments with limited space--no matter what your situation, these books are tailored to your unique needs and resources. Each volume in this series is dedicated to a particular topic in backyard farming, whether you're planning to grow food for your family or for sale at your local farmers market. Featuring simple instructions and helpful illustrations, the Backyard Farming series empowers you and your family to enjoy the freshest ingredients possible--direct from your own backyard!


Growing a Farmer: How I Learned to Live Off the Land

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"Charming . . . . [Kurt Timmermeister] narrates his personal journey with an open, straightforward spirit." —Wall Street Journal


When he purchased four acres of land on Vashon Island, Kurt Timmermeister was only looking for an affordable home near the restaurants he ran in Seattle. But as he slowly settled into his new property, he became awakened to the connection between what he ate and where it came from: a hive of bees provided honey, a young cow could give fresh milk, an apple orchard allowed him to make vinegar. With refreshing honesty, Timmermeister details the initial stumbles and subsequent realities he faced as he established a profitable farm for himself. Personal yet practical, Growing a Farmer will entirely recast the way we think about our relationship to the food we consume.


The Rabbit-Raising Problem Solver: Your Questions Answered about Housing, Feeding, Behavior, Health Care, Breeding, and Kindling

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While rabbits are well-known for being cute and fuzzy creatures, they can also be very difficult to care for. Whether you’re an experienced rabbit farmer or building your first hutch for a pet bunny, The Rabbit-Raising Problem Solver has answers to all of your most pressing questions. In a handy question-and-answer format Karen Patry expertly addresses every aspect of rabbit care, including housing, feeding, breeding, kindling, health, and behavior. This informative, easy-to-use guide has reliable, humane solutions that will keep your animals healthy and happy. 


The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America

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“You’llnever think of bees, their keepers, or the fruits (and nuts) of their laborsthe same way again.” —Trevor Corson, author of The Secret Life of Lobsters

Award-winning journalist Hannah Nordhaus tells the remarkable story of John Miller, one of America’s foremost migratory beekeepers, and the myriad and mysterious epidemics threatening American honeybee populations. In luminous, razor-sharp prose, Nordhaus explores the vital role that honeybees play in American agribusiness, the maintenance of our food chain, and the very future of the nation. With an intimate focus and incisive reporting, in a book perfect for fans of Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation, Michael Pollan’s The Botany of Desire,and John McPhee’s Oranges, Nordhaus’s stunning exposé illuminates one the most critical issues facing the world today,offering insight, information, and, ultimately, hope.


Meat: A Benign Extravagance

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Meat: A Benign Extravagance is a groundbreaking exploration of the difficult environmental, ethical and health issues surrounding the human consumption of animals. Garnering huge praise in the UK, this is a book that answers the question: should we be farming animals, or not? Not a simple answer, but one that takes all views on meat eating into account. It lays out in detail the reasons why we must indeed decrease the amount of meat we eat, both for the planet and for ourselves, and yet explores how different forms of agriculture--including livestock--shape our landscape and culture.



At the heart of this book, Simon Fairlie argues that society needs to re-orient itself back to the land, both physically and spiritually, and explains why an agriculture that can most readily achieve this is one that includes a measure of livestock farming. It is a well-researched look at agricultural and environmental theory from a fabulous writer and a farmer, and is sure to take off where other books on vegetarianism and veganism have fallen short in their global scope.


The Donkey Companion: Selecting, Training, Breeding, Enjoying & Caring for Donkeys

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Strong, intelligent, dependable, friendly, and extremely versatile, donkeys are the perfect farm companion. Whether you use your animal to pull carts, till fields, or protect livestock, you’ll benefit from this practical and inspirational guide to working with and caring for your donkey. Providing expert advice on selecting the right breed for your needs, daily maintenance, training, and first aid, Sue Weaver also includes plenty of fun facts and charming donkey anecdotes. Raise a happy and healthy donkey!


Barnheart: The Incurable Longing for a Farm of One's Own

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With humor and poise, Jenna Woginrich describes her adventurous self-education in homesteading. Poignant offbeat observations on learning to farm by trial and error punctuate the story of her quest to find a permanent home for herself and her livestock: chickens, geese, sheep, ducks, rabbits, a goat, and a turkey. Alone and on a shoestring budget, Woginrich takes on cranky neighbors and small-town politics without ever losing her trademark humility or comedic style.


Hobby Farming For Dummies®

Features:- :- Do you long for the country life? Hobby Farming For Dummies is a practical guide that will show you how to handle all the basics of small-scale farming, from growing healthy crops to raising livestock and managing your property. You'll see how to decide what to farm, provide shelter and utilities, select plants, and protect your investment. It's all you need to dig in and start growing!

You’ll get a real idea of what it really means to jump from your current lifestyle to a life farming in the countryside. You’ll get the information you need to decide if the farming lifestyle is right for you and your personality. You’ll learn everything you need to know about property and how to access a power supply. You’ll get practical advice on which animals would work best for your farm and you’ll learn how to acquire them and what you need to know about caring for them properly. You’ll get help with all of the major decisions like whether you’re better off with subsistence farming or a more ambitious project. Find out how to:

Complete with lists of the ten unique opportunities for fun and the top ten misconceptions about farm living, Hobby Farming For Dummies will help you discover how you can live the simple life.


Hatching & Brooding Your Own Chicks: Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Guinea Fowl

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Gail Damerow shows you how to incubate, hatch, and brood baby chickens, ducklings, goslings, turkey poults, and guinea keets. With advice on everything from selecting a breed and choosing the best incubator to feeding and caring for newborn chicks in a brooder, this comprehensive guide also covers issues like embryo development, panting chicks, and a variety of common birth defects. Whether you want to hatch three eggs or one hundred, you’ll find all the information you need to make your poultry-raising operation a success.


Dear County Agent Guy: Calf Pulling, Husband Training, and Other Curious Dispatches from a Midwestern Dairy Farmer

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“Jerry Nelson’s column comes from the true heart of the Midwest. He has the true voice, the slow twang. He knows wheat from barley. He knows hardware, he knows vegetation, he knows people.”—Garrison Keillor

In the tradition of Mark Twain and Jean Shepherd, Dave Barry and Garrison Keillor, Jerry Nelson is a humorist whose beat is the American heartland, a small-town world of pickup trucks and Sunday night pancake dinners, dropping in on neighbors and complaining about the county agent.

His depictions of daily life, from the point of view of an ex-dairy farmer and taciturn husband with a twinkle in his eye, are read by 250,000 people a week—and occasionally woven into Prairie Home Companion scripts. These are stories of courtship; childbirth—he offers the delivery room doctor the use of his calf puller; family; neighbors; chores; and the duties of a father—why is it that a man who spends his days in cow manure can’t change a baby’s diaper? Knee-slappingly funny one moment, poignant the next, it’s a very special look at a distinctly American way of life.

 


Best Friends: The True Story of the World's Most Beloved Animal Sanctuary

Features:- :- "Sinjin the badly burned black cat. . .who survived to welcome others home Victor the abandoned Australian Shepherd mix. . . the capo among dogs Tyson and Tommy, two tiny black kittens. . .who had something to teach us all

Discover Best Friends A Place Where Every Animal Is Safe. . .Loved. . .And Never, Ever Killed

In the summer of 1982, a group of young men and women pooled every penny they had and bought 3,000 acres of high desert called Angel Canyon, Utah. It was to become the most famous "no--kill" animal sanctuary in the world. . .a haven for over 2000 furry and feathered friends including stiff--legged Benton who is "chairpurrson" of the TLC club. . .the infamous Goatie, comforter of horses. . .Baa Baa Ram Das, the sheep who teaches lessons. . .and Amra, the gigantic Malamute who is sheriff of Dogtown backed up by his deputy Rhonda, the tiny terrier who took one look at him and fell in love.


Attracting Native Pollinators: The Xerces Society Guide to Conserving North American Bees and Butterflies and Their Habitat

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With the recent decline of the European honey bee, it is more important than ever to encourage the activity of other native pollinators to keep your flowers beautiful and your grains and produce plentiful. In Attracting Native Pollinators, you’ll find ideas for building nesting structures and creating a welcoming habitat for an array of diverse pollinators that includes not only bees, but butterflies, moths, and more. Take action and protect North America’s food supply for the future, while at the same time enjoying a happily bustling landscape.


The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn

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This one-of-a-kind encyclopedia shines a spotlight on more than 200 animals and their wondrous fleece. Profiling a worldwide array of fiber-producers that includes northern Africa’s dromedary camel, the Navajo churro, and the Tasmanian merino, Carol Ekarius and Deborah Robson include photographs of each animal’s fleece at every stage of the handcrafting process, from raw to cleaned, spun, and woven. The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook is an artist’s handbook, travel guide, and spinning enthusiast’s ultimate reference source all in one. 


Natural Goat Care

Features:- :- Goats thrive on fully organic natural care. As natural browsers, they have higher mineral requirements than other domestic animals, so diet is a critical element to maintaining optimal livestock health. In Natural Goat Care, consultant Pat Coleby shows how to solve health problems both with natural herbs and medicines and the ultimate cure, bringing the soil into healthy balance. Topics include: correct housing and farming methods; choosing the right livestock; diagnosing health problems; nutritional requirements and feeding practices; vitamins and herbal, homeopathic and natural remedies; psychological needs of goats; breeds & breeding techniques. An invaluable resource for anyone with goats.


Building Chicken Coops For Dummies

Features:- :- As the popularity of urban homesteading and sustainable living increases, it’s no wonder you’re in need of trusted, practical guidance on how to properly house the chickens you’re planning (or have already begun) to keep. Building Chicken Coops For Dummies gives you the information you need to build the most cost-efficient, safe, and easy-on-the-eye enclosures for your backyard flock.

This practical guide gives you easy-to-follow and customizable plans for building the backyard chicken coop that works best for you. You’ll get the basic construction know-how and key information you need to design and build a coop tailored to your flock, whether you live in a small city loft, a suburban backyard, or a small rural farm.

Whether you’re just beginning to gain an interest in a back-to-basics lifestyle or looking to add more attractive and efficient coops to your current flock‘s digs, Building Chicken Coops For Dummies gives you everything you need to build a winning coop!


Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production

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For decades it has been nearly universal dogma among environmentalists and health advocates that cattle and beef are public enemy number one.



But is the matter really so clear cut? Hardly, argues environmental lawyer turned rancher Nicolette Hahn Niman in her new book, Defending Beef.



The public has long been led to believe that livestock, especially cattle, erode soils, pollute air and water, damage riparian areas, and decimate wildlife populations.



In Defending Beef, Hahn Niman argues that cattle are not inherently bad for either the Earth or our own nutritional health. In fact, properly managed livestock play an essential role in maintaining grassland ecosystems by functioning as surrogates for herds of wild ruminants that once covered the globe. Hahn Niman argues that dispersed, grass-fed, small-scale farms can and should become the basis for American food production, replacing the factory farms that harm animals and the environment.



The author—a longtime vegetarian—goes on to dispel popular myths about how eating beef is bad for our bodies. She methodically evaluates health claims made against beef, demonstrating that such claims have proven false.  She shows how foods from cattle—milk and meat, particularly when raised entirely on grass—are healthful, extremely nutritious, and an irreplaceable part of the world’s food system.



Grounded in empirical scientific data and with living examples from around the world, Defending Beef builds a comprehensive argument that cattle can help to build carbon-sequestering soils to mitigate climate change, enhance biodiversity, help prevent desertification, and provide invaluable nutrition.



Defending Beef is simultaneously a book about big ideas and the author’s own personal tale—she starts out as a skeptical vegetarian and eventually becomes an enthusiastic participant in environmentally sustainable ranching.



While no single book can definitively answer the thorny question of how to feed the Earth’s growing population, Defending Beef makes the case that, whatever the world’s future food system looks like, cattle and beef can and must be part of the solution.


The Chicken Health Handbook, 2nd Edition: A Complete Guide to Maximizing Flock Health and Dealing with Disease

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Healthy chickens are happy chickens. This one-of-a-kind reference book covers the health problems that plague chickens of all breeds and ages. Practical charts identify common symptoms and causes of infection, while an alphabetic listing of diseases provides advice on treatment. You’ll find helpful descriptions of troublesome ailments of all types, from poor egg production to crooked toe syndrome. Practical remedies and gentle preventative care measures will help your beloved flock stay happy, healthy, and safe.


Stress-Free Chicken Tractor Plans: An Easy to Follow, Step-by-Step Guide to Building Your Own Chicken Tractors

Features:- :- Inside these pages, you will find step-by-step instructions for a mobile broiler chicken shelter for pastured poultry that is used by farmers and homesteaders all over the country.

Raising chickens on grass provides them with a healthy lifestyle and a delicious flavor. You can raise just enough of them to feed your family or scale up to include pastured poultry as a profitable part of your farm business. John Suscovich has raised thousands of chickens using these mobile shelters, a main enterprise on his farm in Connecticut.

These chicken tractors were created using the best elements from other designs. They are easy to move and provide a good life for the chickens. With a little bit of creativity, they can also be modified for seasonal egg-layer housing, rabbits, ducks and forts for your kids.

Not only does this book contain the plans and supply list to build your first chicken tractor, but it gives you some insight into how to use it and what mindset you should have if you are to become a happy and successful farmer.

John also walks you through the light carpentry skills you need to build these chicken tractors and teaches you the most commonly used knots on a farm. You may learn these skills for this project, but you’ll be able to apply them on your farm for years to come.


A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess

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From bestselling author Amanda Owen come more tales of life at Ravenseat, the remote Yorkshire hill farm she shares with husband Clive, eight children and 1,000 sheep. In A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess she describes the age-old cycles of a farming year and the constant challenges the family faces, from being cut off in winter to tending their flock on some of Yorkshire's highest, bleakest moors - land so inaccessible that in places it can only be reached on foot.

Writing with her trademark warmth and humour, Amanda takes us into her life as nine-year-old Miles gets his first flock, Reuben takes up the flugelhorn and she gives birth to a new baby girl. She is touched by the epic two-day journey of a mother sheep determined to find her lamb and gives a new home to an ageing and neglected horse. Meanwhile Clive is almost arrested on a midnight stakeout to catch a sheep-worrying dog and becomes the object of affection for a randy young bull. Funny, poignant and charming, A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess is a must for anyone interested in the countryside and those who farm it.


Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer

Features:- :- Urban and rural collide in this wry, inspiring memoir of a woman who turned a vacant lot in downtown Oakland into a thriving farm

Novella Carpenter loves cities-the culture, the crowds, the energy. At the same time, she can't shake the fact that she is the daughter of two back-to-the-land hippies who taught her to love nature and eat vegetables. Ambivalent about repeating her parents' disastrous mistakes, yet drawn to the idea of backyard self-sufficiency, Carpenter decided that it might be possible to have it both ways: a homegrown vegetable plot as well as museums, bars, concerts, and a twenty-four-hour convenience mart mere minutes away. Especially when she moved to a ramshackle house in inner city Oakland and discovered a weed-choked, garbage-strewn abandoned lot next door. She closed her eyes and pictured heirloom tomatoes, a beehive, and a chicken coop.

What started out as a few egg-laying chickens led to turkeys, geese, and ducks. Soon, some rabbits joined the fun, then two three-hundred-pound pigs. And no, these charming and eccentric animals weren't pets; she was a farmer, not a zookeeper. Novella was raising these animals for dinner. Novella Carpenter's corner of downtown Oakland is populated by unforgettable characters. Lana (anal spelled backward, she reminds us) runs a speakeasy across the street and refuses to hurt even a fly, let alone condone raising turkeys for Thanksgiving. Bobby, the homeless man who collects cars and car parts just outside the farm, is an invaluable neighborhood concierge. The turkeys, Harold and Maude, tend to escape on a daily basis to cavort with the prostitutes hanging around just off the highway nearby. Every day on this strange and beautiful farm, urban meets rural in the most surprising ways.

For anyone who has ever grown herbs on their windowsill, tomatoes on their fire escape, or obsessed over the offerings at the local farmers' market, Carpenter's story will capture your heart. And if you've ever considered leaving it all behind to become a farmer outside the city limits, or looked at the abandoned lot next door with a gleam in your eye, consider this both a cautionary tale and a full-throated call to action. Farm City is an unforgettably charming memoir, full of hilarious moments, fascinating farmers' tips, and a great deal of heart. It is also a moving meditation on urban life versus the natural world and what we have given up to live the way we do.


Storey's Guide to Raising Meat Goats, 2nd Edition: Managing, Breeding, Marketing (Storey’s Guide to Raising)

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Discover how raising your own meat goats can be a fun and profitable endeavor. Offering plenty of tips for creating an economically viable operation and identifying niche markets for your products, Storey’s Guide to Raising Meat Goats shows you how to care for a thriving and productive herd full of healthy and happy animals.
 


Buffalo for the Broken Heart: Restoring Life to a Black Hills Ranch

Features:- :- For twenty years Dan O’Brien struggled to make ends meet on his cattle ranch in South Dakota. But when a neighbor invited him to lend a hand at the annual buffalo roundup, O’Brien was inspired to convert his own ranch, the Broken Heart, to buffalo. Starting with thirteen calves, “short-necked, golden balls of wool,” O’Brien embarked on a journey that returned buffalo to his land for the first time in more than a century and a half.

Buffalo for the Broken Heart is at once a tender account of the buffaloes’ first seasons on the ranch and an engaging lesson in wildlife ecology. Whether he’s describing the grazing pattern of the buffalo, the thrill of watching a falcon home in on its prey, or the comical spectacle of a buffalo bull wallowing in the mud, O’Brien combines a novelist’s eye for detail with a naturalist’s understanding to create an enriching, entertaining narrative.


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Temple Grandin's Guide to Working with Farm Animals: Safe, Humane Livestock Handling Practices for the Small Farm

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Award-winning author Temple Grandin is famous for her groundbreaking approach to decoding animal behavior. Now she extends her expert guidance to small-scale farming operations. Grandin’s fascinating explanations of how herd animals think — describing their senses, fears, instincts, and memories — and how to analyze their behavior, will help you handle your livestock more safely and effectively. You’ll learn to become a skilled observer of animal movement and behavior, and detailed illustrations will help you set up simple and efficient facilities for managing a small herd of 3 to 25 cattle or pigs, or 5 to 100 goats or sheep.


The Joy of Keeping Chickens: The Ultimate Guide to Raising Poultry for Fun or Profit (The Joy of Series)

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Finally backyard farmers who want to keep a few hens for eggs have a bible that's attractive enough to leave out on the coffee table, and inexpensive enough to purchase on a whim. This comprehensive guide, written in charming prose from the perspective of an organic farmer, will appeal to readers who are interested in raising chickens, or simply want the best knowledge about how to cook them. With this in mind, farmer and animal expert Jennifer Megyesi discusses all the basic details of raising the birds—general biology, health, food, choosing breeds, and so on—and she cuts through the smoke to identify what terms like "organic," "free-range," and so on really mean for poultry farmers and consumers.

No chicken book would be complete without information on how to show chickens for prizes, and this is no different, but The Joy of Keeping Chickens also stresses the importance of self-sustainability and organic living, and the satisfaction of keeping heirloom breeds. Readers will appreciate the comprehensive nature of this readable, informative guide, and Megyesi's enthusiasm about keeping chickens. Coupled with Geoff Hansen's gorgeous full-color photographs, this text makes for an instant classic in the category.


Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees: Honey Production, Pollination, Bee Health (Storey’s Guide to Raising)

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Enjoy the sweet rewards of keeping your own honey bees. Learn how to plan a hive, acquire bees, install a colony, keep your bees healthy, and harvest honey. Full of practical advice on apiary equipment and tools, this comprehensive guide also includes an overview of colony life and honey bee anatomy.


Personalities on the Plate: The Lives and Minds of Animals We Eat

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In recent years, scientific advances in our understanding of animal minds have led to major changes in how we think about, and treat, animals in zoos and aquariums. The general public, it seems, is slowly coming to understand that animals like apes, elephants, and dolphins have not just brains, but complicated inner and social lives, and that we need to act accordingly.

 

Yet that realization hasn’t yet made its presence felt to any great degree in our most intimate relationship with animals: at the dinner table. Sure, there are vegetarians and vegans all over, but at the same time, meat consumption is up, and meat remains a central part of the culinary and dining experience for the majority of people in the developed world.

 

With Personalities on the Plate, Barbara King asks us to think hard about our meat eating--and how we might reduce it. But this isn’t a polemic intended to convert readers to veganism. What she is interested in is why we’ve not drawn food animals into our concern and just what we do know about the minds and lives of chickens, cows, octopuses, fish, and more. Rooted in the latest science, and built on a mix of firsthand experience (including entomophagy, which, yes, is what you think it is) and close engagement with the work of scientists, farmers, vets, and chefs, Personalities on the Plate is an unforgettable journey through the world of animals we eat. Knowing what we know--and what we may yet learn--what is the proper ethical stance toward eating meat? What are the consequences for the planet? How can we life an ethically and ecologically sound life through our food choices?

 

We could have no better guide to these fascinatingly thorny questions than King, whose deep empathy embraces human and animal alike. Readers will be moved, provoked, and changed by this powerful book.


Ranching Full-Time on Three Hours a Day: Real-World Validation of Holistic Systems for Stockmen

Features:- :- No amount of the hard, sweating work you do on the ranch - if you continue to make poor decisions - can bring you to the reality of successful ranching. Holmes has found that to be really successful, the critical factors are your decision making and planning abilities. Learn how to plan and make good decisions from Holmes, a cattleman who had struggled for decades to find this golden nugget. You too can feed more people than other ranchers, have grasslands that are more productive and useful than they previously were, and enjoy raising a family without spending all your time working. Ranching Full-Time on Three Hours a Day can show you how to have a life and be successful at ranching too.


Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-changing Egg Farm - from Scratch

Features:- :- How a Midwestern family with no agriculture experience went from a few backyard chickens to a full-fledged farm—and discovered why local chicks are better.

When Lucie Amundsen had a rare night out with her husband, she never imagined what he’d tell her over dinner—that his dream was to quit his office job (with benefits!) and start a commercial-scale pasture-raised egg farm. His entire agricultural experience consisted of raising five backyard hens, none of whom had yet laid a single egg.
 
To create this pastured poultry ranch, the couple scrambles to acquire nearly two thousand chickens—all named Lola. These hens, purchased commercially, arrive bereft of basic chicken-y instincts, such as the evening urge to roost. The newbie farmers also deal with their own shortcomings, making for a failed inspection and intense struggles to keep livestock alive (much less laying) during a brutal winter. But with a heavy dose of humor, they learn to negotiate the highly stressed no-man’s-land known as Middle Agriculture. Amundsen sees firsthand how these midsized farms, situated between small-scale operations and mammoth factory farms, are vital to rebuilding America’s local food system.
 
With an unexpected passion for this dubious enterprise, Amundsen shares a messy, wry, and entirely educational story of the unforeseen payoffs (and frequent pitfalls) of one couple’s ag adventure—and many, many hours spent wrangling chickens.


The Yorkshire Shepherdess

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Now a Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller.

Amanda Owen has been seen by millions on ITV's The Dales, living a life that has almost gone in today's modern world, a life ruled by the seasons and her animals. She is a farmer's wife and shepherdess, living alongside her husband Clive and seven children at Ravenseat, a 2000 acre sheep hill farm at the head of Swaledale in North Yorkshire. It's a challenging life but one she loves.

In The Yorkshire Shepherdess she describes how the rebellious girl from Huddersfield, who always wanted to be a shepherdess, achieved her dreams. Full of amusing anecdotes and unforgettable characters, the book takes us from fitting in with the locals to fitting in motherhood, from the demands of the livestock to the demands of raising a large family in such a rural backwater. Amanda also evokes the peace of winter, when they can be cut off by snow without electricity or running water, the happiness of spring and the lambing season, and the backbreaking tasks of summertime - haymaking and sheepshearing - inspiring us all to look at the countryside and those who work there with new appreciation.


Raising Beef Cattle For Dummies

Features:- :- The tools you need to raise and care for beef cattle

Beef cattle farming is a business that continues to grow in the United States and around the world, and it will only grow larger as the demand for beef continues to increase. Raising Beef Cattle For Dummies provides you with an introduction to all aspects of raising beef cattle. Packed with expert tips from experienced farmers, it gives any level of cattle-raiser the tools needed to increase the quantity and quality of your farm's output and maintain a healthy herd.

Raising Beef Cattle For Dummies is the go-to resource for aspiring cattle farmers. With important information on health, handling, and breeding, and detailed coverage of equipment and supplies, it is teeming with useful information that anyone interested in raising cattle should have.

If you're an aspiring cattle farmer looking to begin raising cattle or an established raiser interested in expanding your herd, Raising Beef Cattle For Dummies has you covered.


Every Twelve Seconds: Industrialized Slaughter and the Politics of Sight (Yale Agrarian Studies Series)

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This is an account of industrialized killing from a participant’s point of view. The author, political scientist Timothy Pachirat, was employed undercover for five months in a Great Plains slaughterhouse where 2,500 cattle were killed per day—one every twelve seconds. Working in the cooler as a liver hanger, in the chutes as a cattle driver, and on the kill floor as a food-safety quality-control worker, Pachirat experienced firsthand the realities of the work of killing in modern society. He uses those experiences to explore not only the slaughter industry but also how, as a society, we facilitate violent labor and hide away that which is too repugnant to contemplate.

Through his vivid narrative and ethnographic approach, Pachirat brings to life massive, routine killing from the perspective of those who take part in it. He shows how surveillance and sequestration operate within the slaughterhouse and in its interactions with the community at large. He also considers how society is organized to distance and hide uncomfortable realities from view. With much to say about issues ranging from the sociology of violence and modern food production to animal rights and welfare, Every Twelve Seconds is an important and disturbing work.


Top-Bar Beekeeping: Organic Practices for Honeybee Health

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In recent years beekeepers have had to face tremendous challenges, from pests such as varroa and tracheal mites and from the mysterious but even more devastating phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Yet in backyards and on rooftops all over the world, bees are being raised successfully, even without antibiotics, miticides, or other chemical inputs.More and more organically minded beekeepers are now using top-bar hives, in which the shape of the interior resembles a hollow log. Long lasting and completely biodegradable, a topbar hive made of untreated wood allows bees to build comb naturally rather than simply filling prefabricated foundation frames in a typical box hive with added supers.



Top-bar hives yield slightly less honey but produce more beeswax than a typical Langstroth box hive. Regular hive inspection and the removal of old combs helps to keep bees healthier and naturally disease-free.



Top-Bar Beekeeping provides complete information on hive management and other aspects of using these innovative hives. All home and hobbyist beekeepers who have the time and interest in keeping bees intensively should consider the natural, low-stress methods outlined in this book. It will also appeal to home orchardists, gardeners, and permaculture practitioners who look to bees for pollination as well as honey or beeswax.


The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals: Choose the Best Breeds for Small-Space Farming, Produce Your Own Grass-Fed Meat, Gather Fresh Eggs, ... Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, Pigs, Cattle, & Bees

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Enjoy a weekend breakfast featuring eggs, bacon, and honey from your own chickens, pigs, and bees, or a holiday meal with your own heritage-breed turkey as the main attraction. Gail Damerow covers everything you need to successfully raise your own farm animals, from selecting the right breeds to producing delicious fresh milk, cheese, honey, eggs, and meat. Even with just a small plot of land, you can become more self-sufficient, save money, and enjoy healthy, delicious animal products.


Raising Goats For Dummies

Features:- :- Raise goats and reap the rewards. Raising Goats For Dummies provides you with an introduction to all aspects of owning, caring for, and the day-to-day benefits of raising goats.

Raising Goats For Dummies is your How-to guide for:

Understand what makes these useful and delightful creatures so popular and gain the knowledge and skills to properly care for and utilize their many offerings.


Domesticated: Evolution in a Man-Made World

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“An essential read for anyone interested in the stories of the animals in our home or on our plate.”—BBC Focus


Without our domesticated plants and animals, human civilization as we know it would not exist. We would still be living at subsistence level as hunter-gatherers if not for domestication. It is no accident that the cradle of civilization—the Middle East—is where sheep, goats, pigs, cattle, and cats commenced their fatefully intimate association with humans.


Before the agricultural revolution, there were perhaps 10 million humans on earth. Now there are more than 7 billion of us. Our domesticated species have also thrived, in stark contrast to their wild ancestors. In a human-constructed environment—or man-made world—it pays to be domesticated.


Domestication is an evolutionary process first and foremost. What most distinguishes domesticated animals from their wild ancestors are genetic alterations resulting in tameness, the capacity to tolerate close human proximity. But selection for tameness often results in a host of seemingly unrelated by-products, including floppy ears, skeletal alterations, reduced aggression, increased sociality, and reduced brain size. It's a package deal known as the domestication syndrome.


Elements of the domestication syndrome can be found in every domesticated species—not only cats, dogs, pigs, sheep, cattle, and horses but also more recent human creations, such as domesticated camels, reindeer, and laboratory rats. That domestication results in this suite of changes in such a wide variety of mammals is a fascinating evolutionary story, one that sheds much light on the evolutionary process in general.


We humans, too, show signs of the domestication syndrome, which some believe was key to our evolutionary success. By this view, human evolution parallels the evolution of dogs from wolves, in particular.


A natural storyteller, Richard C. Francis weaves history, archaeology, and anthropology to create a fascinating narrative while seamlessly integrating the most cutting-edge ideas in twenty-first-century biology, from genomics to evo-devo.


Raising Chickens For Dummies

Features:- :- Your hands-on guide to modern chicken-raising methods

Thinking about raising chickens? You've come to the right place! This new edition of Raising Chickens For Dummies provides the most up-to-date, thorough information on the many aspects of keeping chickens in your backyard. Inside, you'll find hands-on, easy-to-follow instructions on choosing and purchasing chickens, constructing housing for your birds, feeding your chickens for optimal health, combating laying issues, controlling pests and predators, optimizing egg production, and much more.

Raising chickens on a small scale is a popular—and growing—pastime. If you're interested in keeping chickens as pets or as a source for eggs, Raising Chickens For Dummies gives you plain-English explanations of everything you need to know to about caring for chickens. Inside, you'll learn about basic chicken biology, breeds, and behavior, which chicken breed is best for you, how many you need, ways to spot healthy chickens, how to build a chicken coop, best practices for mating your chickens, how to incubate eggs, how to hatch and nurture chicks, manage laying hens, collect and store eggs, and butcher meat birds.

Whether you're a first-time poulterer or you've been raising chickens for years, this comprehensive guideprovides practical how-to advice for keeping chickens in virtually any backyard.


Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals

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How can we give animals the best life—for them? What does an animal need to be happy?
 
In her groundbreaking, best-selling book Animals in Translation, Temple Grandin drew on her own experience with autism as well as her experience as an animal scientist to deliver extraordinary insights into how animals think, act, and feel. Now she builds on those insights to show us how to give our animals the best and happiest life—on their terms, not ours.
 
Knowing what causes animals physical pain is usually easy, but pinpointing emotional distress is much harder. Drawing on the latest research and her own work, Grandin identifies the core emotional needs of animals and then explains how to fulfill the specific needs of dogs and cats, horses, farm animals, zoo animals, and even wildlife. Whether it’s how to make the healthiest environment for the dog you must leave alone most of the day, how to keep pigs from being bored, or how to know if the lion pacing in the zoo is miserable or just exercising, Grandin teaches us to challenge our assumptions about animal contentment and honor our bond with our fellow creatures.

Animals Make Us Human is the culmination of almost thirty years of research, experimentation, and experience. This is essential reading for anyone who’s ever owned, cared for, or simply cared about an animal.


Grass-Fed Cattle: How to Produce and Market Natural Beef

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Successfully raise grass-fed cattle and enjoy the benefits of great-tasting beef and a financially stable enterprise. In this comprehensive guide, Julius Ruechel covers every aspect of raising healthy and thriving grass-fed cattle, offering advice on herd selection, pasture management, medical care, necessary equipment, winter grazing, slaughtering procedures, and more. With tips on creating a viable business plan and identifying niche markets for your beef, Ruechel provides everything you need to know to develop a profitable and environmentally sustainable grass-fed cattle operation.  


The Small-Scale Poultry Flock: An All-Natural Approach to Raising Chickens and Other Fowl for Home and Market Growers

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The most comprehensive guide to date on raising all-natural poultry for the small-scale farmer, homesteader, and professional grower. The Small-Scale Poultry Flock offers a practical and integrative model for working with chickens and other domestic fowl, based entirely on natural systems.



Readers will find information on growing (and sourcing) feed on a small scale, brooding (and breeding) at home, and using poultry as insect and weed managers in the garden and orchard. Ussery's model presents an entirely sustainable system that can be adapted and utilized in a variety of scales, and will prove invaluable for beginner homesteaders, growers looking to incorporate poultry into their farm, or poultry farmers seeking to close their loop. Ussery offers extensive information on:




No other book on raising poultry takes an entirely whole-systems approach, or discusses producing homegrown feed and breeding in such detail. This is a truly invaluable guide that will lead farmers and homesteaders into a new world of self-reliance and enjoyment.




Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens, 3rd Edition: Care, Feeding, Facilities (Storey’s Guide to Raising)

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Gail Damerow shows you how to choose the right breeds for your needs, build efficient chicken coops, provide necessary medical attention for your animals, and much more. Whether you’re raising broilers for meat or preparing your chickens to win a blue ribbon at the next county fair, Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens will help you achieve your poultry-raising goals.


Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats

Features:- :- In this eye-opening exposé, acclaimed health journalist and National Geographic contributor Maryn McKenna documents how antibiotics transformed chicken from local delicacy to industrial commodity—and human health threat—uncovering the ways we can make America's favorite meat safer again.

What you eat matters—for your health, for the environment, and for future generations. In this riveting investigative narrative, McKenna dives deep into the world of modern agriculture by way of chicken: from the farm where it's raised directly to your dinner table. Consumed more than any other meat in the United States, chicken is emblematic of today's mass food-processing practices and their profound influence on our lives and health. Tracing its meteoric rise from scarce treat to ubiquitous global commodity, McKenna reveals the astounding role of antibiotics in industrial farming, documenting how and why "wonder drugs" revolutionized the way the world eats—and not necessarily for the better. Rich with scientific, historical, and cultural insights, this spellbinding cautionary tale shines a light on one of America's favorite foods—and shows us the way to safer, healthier eating for ourselves and our children.


Nutrition for Foodservice and Culinary Professionals, 9th Edition

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Nutrition for Foodservice and Culinary Professionals, 9th Edition balances the perspectives of a nutritionist and a chef, offering the most up-to-date coverage of national dietary guidelines and engaging the learner in practical, hands-on application of each concept in the course. Nutrition 9th Edition is for nutrition (or “healthy cooking”) courses in a culinary arts curriculum and intends to be a practical, how-to program with up-to-date information on national nutrition guidelines and standards for food preparation and labeling.


Plant Factory: An Indoor Vertical Farming System for Efficient Quality Food Production

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Plant Factory: An Indoor Vertical Farming System for Efficient Quality Food Production provides information on a field that is helping to offset the threats that unusual weather and shortages of land and natural resources bring to the food supply.

As alternative options are needed to ensure adequate and efficient production of food, this book represents the only available resource to take a practical approach to the planning, design, and implementation of plant factory (PF) practices to yield food crops. The PF systems described in this book are based on a plant production system with artificial (electric) lights and include case studies providing lessons learned and best practices from both industrial and crop specific programs.

With insights into the economics as well as the science of PF programs, this book is ideal for those in academic as well as industrial settings.


Biology

Features:- :- Committed to Excellence in the Eleventh Edition. This edition continues the evolution of Raven & Johnson's Biology. The author team is committed to continually improving the text keeping the student and learning foremost. The integrated pedagogical features expand the students' learning process and enhance their learning experience. This latest edition of the text maintains the clear accessible and engaging writing style of past editions with the solid framework of pedagogy that highlights an emphasis on evolution and scientific inquiry that have made this a leading textbook for students majoring in biology. This emphasis on the organizing power of evolution is combined with an integration of the importance of cellular molecular biology and genomics to offer our readers a text that is student friendly and current.Our author team is committed to producing the best possible text for both student and faculty. The lead author Kenneth Mason University of Iowa has taught majors biology at three different major public universities for more than fifteen years. Jonathan Losos Harvard University is at the cutting edge of evolutionary biology research and Susan Singer Carleton College has been involved in science education policy issues on a national level. All three authors bring varied instructional and content expertise to this edition of Biology.


The Lean Farm Guide to Growing Vegetables: More In-Depth Lean Techniques for Efficient Organic Production

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At Clay Bottom Farm, author Ben Hartman and staff practice kaizen, or continuous improvement, cutting out more waste—of time, labor, space, money, and more—every year and aligning their organic production more tightly with customer demand. Applied alongside other lean principles originally developed by the Japanese auto industry, the end result has been increased profits and less work.



In this field-guide companion to his award-winning first book, The Lean Farm, Hartman shows market vegetable growers in even more detail how Clay Bottom Farm implements lean thinking in every area of their work, including using kanbans, or replacement signals, to maximize land use; germination chambers to reduce defect waste; and right-sized machinery to save money and labor and increase efficiency. From finding land and assessing infrastructure needs to selling perfect produce at the farmers market, The Lean Farm Guide to Growing Vegetables digs deeper into specific, tested methods for waste-free farming that not only help farmers become more successful but make the work more enjoyable. These methods include:




Farming is not static, and improvement requires constant change. The Lean Farm Guide to Growing Vegetables offers strategies for farmers to stay flexible and profitable even in the face of changing weather and markets. Much more than a simple exercise in cost-cutting, lean farming is about growing better, not cheaper, food—the food your customers want.


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For The Love of Hops: The Practical Guide to Aroma, Bitterness and the Culture of Hops (Brewing Elements)

Features:- :- Stan Hieronymus expertly explains the nature of hops, their origins, hop quality and utilization--and even devotes an entire chapter to dry hopping. For the Love of Hops also includes a reference catalog of more than 100 varieties and their characteristics.


Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life

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A MacArthur Fellow’s impassioned call to make agriculture sustainable by ditching the plow, covering the soil, and diversifying crop rotations.


The problem of agriculture is as old as civilization. Throughout history, great societies that abused their land withered into poverty or disappeared entirely. Now we risk repeating this ancient story on a global scale due to ongoing soil degradation, a changing climate, and a rising population.


But there is reason for hope. David R. Montgomery introduces us to farmers around the world at the heart of a brewing soil health revolution that could bring humanity’s ailing soil back to life remarkably fast. Growing a Revolution draws on visits to farms in the industrialized world and developing world to show that a new combination of farming practices can deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions to problems farmers face today.


Cutting through standard debates about conventional and organic farming, Montgomery explores why practices based on the principles of conservation agriculture help restore soil health and fertility. Farmers he visited found it both possible and profitable to stop plowing up the soil and blanketing fields with chemicals. Montgomery finds that the combination of no-till planting, cover crops, and diverse crop rotations provides the essential recipe to rebuild soil organic matter. Farmers using these unconventional practices cultivate beneficial soil life, smother weeds, and suppress pests while relying on far less, if any, fertilizer and pesticides.


These practices are good for farmers and the environment. Using less fossil fuel and agrochemicals while maintaining crop yields helps farmers with their bottom line. Regenerative practices also translate into farms that use less water, generate less pollution, lower carbon emissions—and stash an impressive amount of carbon underground. Combining ancient wisdom with modern science, Growing a Revolution lays out a solid case for an inspiring vision where agriculture becomes the solution to environmental problems, helping feed us all, cool the planet, and restore life to the land.


Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations, With a New Preface

Features:- :- Dirt, soil, call it what you want—it's everywhere we go. It is the root of our existence, supporting our feet, our farms, our cities. This fascinating yet disquieting book finds, however, that we are running out of dirt, and it's no laughing matter. An engaging natural and cultural history of soil that sweeps from ancient civilizations to modern times, Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations explores the compelling idea that we are—and have long been—using up Earth's soil. Once bare of protective vegetation and exposed to wind and rain, cultivated soils erode bit by bit, slowly enough to be ignored in a single lifetime but fast enough over centuries to limit the lifespan of civilizations. A rich mix of history, archaeology and geology, Dirt traces the role of soil use and abuse in the history of Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, China, European colonialism, Central America, and the American push westward. We see how soil has shaped us and we have shaped soil—as society after society has risen, prospered, and plowed through a natural endowment of fertile dirt. David R. Montgomery sees in the recent rise of organic and no-till farming the hope for a new agricultural revolution that might help us avoid the fate of previous civilizations.


Give Your Dog a Bone

Features:- :- Deals exclusively with feeding dogs. Designed for those who want easy to read, common sense guidance on feeding for maximum health, low cost and low environmental impact. Inspired by the observation that dogs and cats fed their natural whole food diet are far healthier than when fed cooked and processed foods. Contains valuable information for anyone who is involved with dogs, including vets, vet students, breeders and dog owners. Concerns the relationship between diet, health and disease in dogs. Everyone's talking about this book!


The Backyard Beekeeper - Revised and Updated, 3rd Edition: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden

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The Backyard Beekeeper, now in its revised and expanded third edition, makes the time-honored and complex tradition of beekeeping an enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime that will appeal to gardeners, crafters, and cooks everywhere. This expanded edition gives you even more information on "greening" your beekeeping with sustainable practices, pesticide-resistant bees, and urban and suburban beekeeping. More than a guide to beekeeping, it is a handbook for harvesting the products of a beehive and a honey cookbook--all in one lively, beautifully illustrated reference. This complete honey bee resource contains general information on bees; a how-to guide to the art of bee keeping and how to set up, care for, and harvest honey from your own colonies; as well as tons of bee-related facts and projects. You'll learn the best place to locate your new bee colonies for their safety and yours, and you'll study the best organic and nontoxic ways to care for your bees, from providing fresh water and protection from the elements to keeping them healthy, happy, and productive. Recipes of delicious treats, and instructions on how to use honey and beeswax to make candles and beauty treatments are also included.


My Good Life in France: In Pursuit of the Rural Dream

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One grey dismal day, Janine Marsh was on a trip to northern France to pick up some cheap wine. She returned to England a few hours later having put in an offer on a rundown old barn in the rural Seven Valleys area of Pas de Calais. This was not something she'd expected or planned for.

Janine eventually gave up her job in London to move with her husband to live the good life in France. Or so she hoped. While getting to grips with the locals and la vie Française, and renovating her dilapidated new house, a building lacking the comforts of mains drainage, heating or proper rooms, and with little money and less of a clue, she started to realize there was lot more to her new home than she could ever have imagined.Ten years ago, Janine Marsh decided to leave her corporate life behind to fix up a run-down barn in northern France. This is the true story of her rollercoaster ride, in many ways a love story, with her sharp observations on the very different way of life, culture and etiquette of France.

From her early struggles and homesickness through personal tragedy, to her attempts to become self-sufficient and to breed 'the fattest chickens in the village', Janine learned that there was more to her new home than she could ever have imagined.


A Brief History of Time

Features:- :- #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending—or are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space? What will happen when it all ends?

Told in language we all can understand, A Brief History of Time plunges into the exotic realms of black holes and quarks, of antimatter and “arrows of time,” of the big bang and a bigger God—where the possibilities are wondrous and unexpected. With exciting images and profound imagination, Stephen Hawking brings us closer to the ultimate secrets at the very heart of creation.


Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

Features:- :-

The irresistible, ever-curious, and always best-selling Mary Roach returns with a new adventure to the invisible realm we carry around inside.


“America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour. The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions explored in Gulp are as taboo, in their way, as the cadavers in Stiff and every bit as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored in Packing for Mars. Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn’t the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? In Gulp we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of—or has the courage to ask. We go on location to a pet-food taste-test lab, a fecal transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal. With Roach at our side, we travel the world, meeting murderers and mad scientists, Eskimos and exorcists (who have occasionally administered holy water rectally), rabbis and terrorists—who, it turns out, for practical reasons do not conceal bombs in their digestive tracts.

Like all of Roach’s books, Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies.


A Short History of Nearly Everything

Features:- :-

One of the world’s most beloved writers and bestselling author of One Summer takes his ultimate journey—into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer.

In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trailwell, most of it. In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understandand, if possible, answerthe oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining.


Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything

Features:- :- The instant New York Times bestseller!

A Wall Street Journal Best Science Book of the Year!

From a top scientist and the creator of the hugely popular web comic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, a hilariously illustrated investigation into future technologies -- from how to fling a ship into deep space on the cheap to 3D organ printing

 
What will the world of tomorrow be like? How does progress happen? And why do we not have a lunar colony already? What is the hold-up?

In this smart and funny book, celebrated cartoonist Zach Weinersmith and noted researcher Dr. Kelly Weinersmith give us a snapshot of what's coming next -- from robot swarms to nuclear fusion powered-toasters. By weaving their own research, interviews with the scientists who are making these advances happen, and Zach's trademark comics, the Weinersmiths investigate why these technologies are needed, how they would work, and what is standing in their way.

New technologies are almost never the work of isolated geniuses with a neat idea. A given future technology may need any number of intermediate technologies to develop first, and many of these critical advances may appear to be irrelevant when they are first discovered. The journey to progress is full of strange detours and blind alleys that tell us so much about the human mind and the march of civilization.

To this end, Soonish investigates ten different emerging fields, from programmable matter to augmented reality, from space elevators to robotic construction, to show us the amazing world we will have, you know, soonish.


The X-Files: Whirlwind

Features:- :-

Serial killers come in all shapes and sizes, but this one is particularly puzzling.There's no pattern to the mutilated bodies that have been showing up in Albuquerque: both sexes, all races, ages, ethnic groups. There is no evidence of rape or ritual. Only one thing connects the victims. They were the victims of a natural disaster. One of the most unnatural natural disasters imaginable, leading to a most painful, most certain and most hideous death....

Mulder and Scully, FBI: the agency maverick and the female agent assigned to keep him in line. Their job: investigate the eerie unsolved mysteries the Bureau wants handled quietly, but quickly, before the public finds out what's really out there. And panics. The cases filed under "X."


The X-Files: Antibodies

Features:- :- A novel based on the Emmy Award-winning television series created by Chris Carter.

When a disease-ravaged body is found in the smoldering ruins of the federally funded DyMar genetic research lab, Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully fear that a deadly, man-made plague is on the loose. As the FBI agents investigating the "X-Files" -- cases the bureau has deemed unsolvable -- Mulder and Scully pursue the truth wherever it leads, even into the labyrinthine corridors of the FBI... and beyond.

Racing to contain the lethal virus before it can spread, Mulder and Scully make a chilling discovery. Before his death, Dr. David Kennessy, a hotshot cancer researcher at DyMar, had been experimenting with a promising but highly dangerous technology: microscopic bio-machines that can cure any disease, heal any wound. In theory, this research could be a miracle cure, perhaps even a doorway to immortality. It was also the only way Dr. Kennessy could save his leukemia-stricken son.

But when a second corpse turns up, savagely mutilated from within, it's anything but theoretical. Could machines created to cure have learned to kill? Scrambling for answers, Mulder and Scully are opposed at every step by faceless enemies with all the resources of the government -- even perhaps of their own agency -- at their command. Enemies who will stop at nothing to ensure that the secret of immortality falls in the right hands -- their hands.

As sinister forces close in, Scully fights to save the life of an innocent boy while Mulder comes face to face with a crazed and desperate man. A man whose slightest touch brings agonizing death -- and perhaps a resurrection more horrible still.


Planet Predators (Lens of Time Book 2)

Features:- :- From the International Number One Best Selling Author Saxon Andrew comes the second book in his third Science Fiction Series, Lens of Time - Planet Predators.

Earth has managed to steal technology from both the Alliance and the Moet Empire and build starships that can now stand up to the two strongest civilizations in the Galaxy. However, they are millions of years behind the Blue Giant Ships that are planning another invasion to destroy all space faring civilizations in the Milky Way. What makes the situation dire is that the species that wiped out the Blue Giants and the Jenze in both the Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxies four million years earlier is returning to repeat the process on new civilizations.

Even the Blue Giants have no chance against the returning warships from the giant galaxy, M-87 and time is growing short. The Moet and Alliance are evacuating their planets and Earth will be left behind to face the coming menace. The only hope of salvation is a Crazy Cuban that may be the difference maker in the coming war.

The story continues and Christopher Conner’s invention will have to be used again to find salvation for all Mankind in the distant past. Even that may not be enough. The Violet Colored ships are coming and planets will die under the beams of the Planet Predators.

This review is from: Lens of Time - The Pyramid Builders (Lens of Time (Book One)) (Kindle Edition)
Another book in Mr Andrew's prolific and always excellent releases. The Lens of time grabs you at the first word and holds on. Dr. Christopher Connor has invented a device to interpret the light that has left the Earth into its component occurrences but he needs a faster than light ship to get ahead of the light in able to see backwards into the light stream and display the incidents as they happened. Dr. Jillian Gordon has plans for an FTL ship found in an archaeology expedition to the Great pyramid of Egypt along with a warning that the earth will be destroyed within the next 4-6 years. The book is the story of these two, with a great supporting cast, combining forces and combating this coming disaster. In doing so, they run across alien civilizations who may not be friendly. This is a fast paced, hard to put down book that leaves you anxiously awaiting the next in the series, as all of Mr. Andrew's books do.

This review is from: Lens of Time - The Pyramid Builders (Lens of Time (Book One)) (Kindle Edition)
Lens of Time is an extraordinarily enjoyable book that will have you on the edge of your seat from its very opening scenes. The book is deceptively easy to read, but contains a plethora of fascinating ideas, excitement and characters.

Dr. Christopher Connor is a wonderfully colorful protagonist who is brought to life by Andrew's excellent characterization of him. As readers, we empathize with him immediately and cannot help being drawn into his extraordinary adventure.

I don't want to give too much of the plot away, but needless to say that the only downside to reading this exciting book is that you will be wishing that the next one was released right away.

One of the year's most enjoyable reads. Highly recommended.

Planet Predators is a full length novel at 75,000 words. It is the second book in the number Bestselling Lens of Time Series.

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Preserving Hope (The Aliomenti Saga - Book 2)

Features:- :- New to the series? Start with A Question of Will.

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[Book 2 of 8]
It was his mission to save her life. 
But first... he'd need to convince her that hers was a life worth saving.


Will Stark finds himself on a mission. He must use his new Energy abilities - abilities long thought the realm of magic by humanity - and his army of self-aware nanobots to save the life of a young woman named Elizabeth.

Elizabeth is treated as if she is a slave, forced to endure all manner of human testing to find the method to unlock all human potential. It is treatment encouraged by a man named Arthur - her father - and it is her fondest wish that her father treat her as his beloved child rather than a piece of property. She refuses to leave until she's reformed him, for she believes that if he cannot change, she herself is predestined to be a monster, and a person not worthy of living.

She'll fight to change Arthur, with Will's help, until she succeeds.

Or until she's buried next to her mother, who sought the same reform - and was murdered for trying.


Metamorphosis (The Two Moons of Rehnor Book 7)

Features:- :- Katie is in the midst of a midlife crisis. She's bored with her husband of thirty years, worried about her still unmarried son, and her best friend is dying of cancer. Caroline's last request sends her friends to Earth to retrieve a package left there twenty-four years ago. The package is nothing like they expect and an adventure that takes them to a distant galaxy ensues. Metamorphosis is about change in the seasons, over the years, in our lives and in our love.


My Enemy's Son (The Two Moons of Rehnor, Book 2)

Features:- :- Senya has been exiled back to the Mother Planet of Rozari. While there, he begins to understand what his real tasks are, why he has been sent here,and what he must do in the coming years. In the meantime, Lt. Cmdr Katie Golden of the Allied Spaceforce suffers a dangerous brain injury while saving her ship from destruction. She is sent to Rozari for the cure, only to wake up and discover that Senya was not a childhood hallucination after all. Now she must make a decision between the career she has chosen and a normal life or the incredible journey that Senya is bound to take her on.


Life Warrior (The Fight for Creation Book 1)

Features:- :- From the Number One International Bestselling Author Saxon Andrew comes the first book in The Fight for Creation Series, Life Warrior. This new series takes place in the Stars Realm’s Universe and has some of the species from the Annihilation Series. With new Characters and powerful enemies, the series will hook you from the start.
The powerful advance of aggressive civilizations has taken a toll on thousands of peaceful civilizations and the Realm is losing ground. With the loss of psychic abilities, there is no one to fly the most powerful warships of the Realm and many of the enemies possess more advanced technologies. A psychic species that kills everything it touches has killed all life on thousands of planets and are expanding into the Realm. Three infants are the only ones to ever survive a Dremor attack and no one knows why they weren’t killed. These three brothers will play an important role in determining the possible survival of the Realm. The three know they share a common destiny but first they must don the armor of a Life Warrior.

The action continues in Life Warrior as the Bristone Realm continues the struggle to survive a tsunami of enemy warships led by a species that has never tasted defeat.
This review is from: Ashes of the Realm - Juliette's Dream (Ashes of The Realm (Book One)) (Kindle Edition)

Excellent! The most imaginative writing I have ever read. A true universe of its own, that you care deeply about. This continuation of the Annihilation series keeps you engrossed to the end. I can't wait for book two. Do yourself a favor and read both series.

Excerpt from The Fight for Creation – Life Warrior

Jon ran to his squad and heard Teg and Dern say they had arrived at their units. The company was in ranks and everyone had reported in. The Regimental Commander announced over their general circuit, “The Megat have invaded one of the inner planets of the Realm. They have launched landing craft and thousands of their troop carriers have landed on the planet. We are ordered to teleport in and attempt to hold them off until reinforcements arrive. We will form a perimeter around the capital and attempt to hold them out. Hold your positions and don’t let them break through.”
Captain Debat came on the frequency, “We’re teleporting in five, four, three, two, one, now.”
The company disappeared from the transport and reappeared just outside the southern end of the city. The Company formed up and saw more than twenty thousand Megat Warriors moving at high speed toward them. Captain Debat yelled into his communicator, “What’s going on! Where’s the rest of the regiment? We’re heavily outnumbered and my company is the only one here.”
Jon saw Megat heavy armor coming in behind their lines and knew something had gone wrong in a major way. Debat yelled, “Spread out and open fire!”
The two hundred Life Warriors in D Company spread out and opened fire on the charging mass of armored warriors and knew they were out gunned, out manned, and out of luck. Jon looked at the incoming mass and heard music swell to a symphony. His armor looked like it was on fire.
Debat looked at his company as he screamed for reinforcements. Nothing got through to Fleet Control. He watched as the Megat came closer and he saw one of his warriors blowing holes in their lines. The firepower coming from the Warrior exceeded everyone else in the company combined. He gave up trying to communicate and joined the line of Warriors. Soon the heavy Megat Armor began opening up and incoming shells around the company created massive explosions.


Life Warrior is a full length novel by Saxon Andrew Publishing LLC at 90,000 words. It is the first book in the number one Bestselling Author's "Fight for Creation" series.

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The X-Files: Skin

Features:- :-

Fatal Flesh

When moonlighting medical students "harvesting" skin from a corpse for temporary use accidentally take it from the wrong donor, the results are catastrophic:a New York City hospital ward is destroyed in a bloodbath, and an elderly professor, admitted for a routine skin graft, is suddenly the city's most wanted fugitive.

Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are the only ones to suspect something more ominous than a medical procedure gone awry. As the FBI agents investigating the "X-Files"--strange and inexplicable cases the Bureau wants to keep hidden--Mulder and Scully are determined to track down the forces they suspect are behind the murderer.

While the police hunt the fleeing professor, Mulder and Scully track the skin that was grafted onto him, a trail that leads from the morgue to the headquarters of a cutting-edge biotech company to the jungles of Thailand. Together they begin to uncover an unholy and totally deniable alliance between a battle-trained plastic surgeon, international politicians, and a legendary Thai monster known as the "Skin-Eater."


Star Chase-Nowhere to Run

Features:- :- From the Number One International Bestselling Author Saxon Andrew comes the second book in his newest series, Star Chase-Nowhere to Run. This new series takes place a thousand years in Earth’s future after mankind has moved out into the galaxy. With new Characters and powerful enemies, the series will hook you from the start.

The Rebellion is over and the Union has united against the powerful Slaver Civilization on the other side of the Milky Way’s Black Hole. The Union has managed to remain hidden from this new threat but has made a critical mistake in attempting to deceive them into believing it was located in Andromeda. The evil awakened there is now a threat to both civilizations. Enemies are lining up and the Union is now a target of two powerful foes. It’s only a matter of time until it’s found and there is nowhere to run.

Excerpt from Nowhere to Run:

Abbey looked at Gary and he reached forward, lifted a glass cover, and pressed the red button on his console. G jumped in close to the planet, launched FTL missiles at the orbital defenses, and fired beams at the planet. Hundreds of nuclear explosions erupted on the surface sending massive shock waves out that marched across the land mass as the White Ship jumped to the other side of the planet and a hundred more reactors were hit by brilliant beams coming from orbit. They watched as the shock waves rushed across the surface of two continents, obliterating giant cities. Bright red hot spots appeared glowing through the clouds where nuclear reactors were blown flat and their containment vessels ruptured causing them to burn into the planet’s surface. The nuclear fires sent tons of radioactive material soaring into the atmosphere joining the mushroom clouds which rose to sixty thousand feet and began releasing the highly radioactive particles back into the planet’s atmosphere. The particles were then spread around the planet by the high winds in the upper stratosphere.

Gary watched the conflagration from orbit and saw that billions had been killed on the surface. There were billions more that survived the shock waves but they would only have ten days before they died of radiation poisoning. “The warships are coming back.”

Gary sighed, “Get us back to the Hub, G.”

The warships arrived and the Admiral was furious. His anger lasted five minutes as the second in command shot him with a blaster at the Second Councilor’s orders. The thousands of commercial vessels and warships in orbit saw they could do nothing to save the survivors. To enter the planet’s atmosphere was certain death. If they opened their ports to remove survivors, radioactive particles would enter the ships. They watched as the planet died. Many went to the two orbital platforms to see if anyone survived the massive missile strikes.

This review is from: Star Chase - The Lost Prince (Star Chase - Book One) (Kindle Edition)

Don't just read this one read everything this guy has written. I had not read in years until I got my new tablet. Science fiction has some great new writers and this guy is at the top of the list.

This review is from: Star Chase - The Lost Prince (Star Chase - Book One) (Kindle Edition)
I like his style of writing, good story line with good character development. It is easy to forget the time of day (or night) and just read the entire book at one setting. Not good for work the next day though.

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Firestone Rings (The Two Moons of Rehnor, Book 4)

Features:- :- In Book 4 of the series The Two Moons of Rehnor, Senya returns to Rehnor to take over the throne. In the meantime, Katie is completing her final mission in space. When her contract ends, she must join Senya and fulfill the role that he has intended for her to do. A family emergency on Earth requires Katie to return home and despite Senya's warnings, she leaves Rehnor to return to the Alliance, one last time.


Demon's Sacrifice (Annihilation series Book 6)

Features:- :- From the Number One Best Selling Author Saxon Andrew comes the sixth Book in the Best Selling Annihilation Series, “Demon’s Sacrifice. ”The universal doorway into the Stars Realm has been destroyed delaying future invasions by the Eight Legs. They are still very much a danger and it is just a matter of time until their scientists find a way to return to the Realm. The Stars Realm and its new friends must find a means of stopping this enemy from future attacks and their continued destruction of intelligent life in other universes.

But now Destiny’s child has uncovered another creature that makes the Eight Legs appear tame in comparison. Even the Eight Legs will die if this being turns its focus toward them. Nothing the Stars Realm has faced will measure up to the ancient evil of this new threat and it is coming to the Realm. But first, it will deal with the Eight Legs.

Excerpt from Demon’s Sacrifice

The Supreme Male could hear millions of his warriors dying and could not grasp what was taking place. His interior sensors had been destroyed when the invader’s main beam had blown through his ship. The Sensor Leader keyed every scanner on his console but was unable to determine what was happening and time to develop a strategy to combat these white creatures was quickly running out.

The Plotter entered the bridge of the mother ship and counted ten Eight Legs. The huge white creature smiled as it killed every Eight Leg as it advanced quickly into the center of the room. It saved the Supreme Male for last. As The Supreme Male backed away from the relentlessly approaching creature, he heard, “Your species is weak. Is this the best you can do?” The white creature back handed the Supreme Male lifting him from the deck and slamming him into the bulkhead where he fell. He quickly jumped back up and heard, “No wonder you’re being replaced.”

The Supreme Male bared his fangs and rushed the white creature, which contemptuously slashed him in half with it's talons and burned the remains with a white hand gun. The Plotter looked around the bridge and turned abruptly to go back to his ship. He killed fifty Eight Legs on his way out and wondered how the rest of his Clan was faring.

Demon’s Sacrifice is a full length novel at 60,000 words by Saxon Andrew Publishing.

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The Silent War: Book III of The Asteroid Wars (The Grand Tour 12)

Features:- :-

When corporations go to war, standard business practice goes out the window. Astro Corporation is led by indomitable Texan Pancho Lane, Humphries Space Systems by the rich and ruthless Martin Humphries, and their fight is over nothing less than resources of the Asteroid Belt itself. As fighting escalates, the lines between commerce and politics, boardroom and bedroom, blur--and the keys to victory will include physics, nanotechnology, and cold hard cash.

As they fight it out, the lives of thousands of innocents hang in the balance, including the rock rats who make their living off the asteroids, and the inhabitants of Selene City on Earth's moon. As if matters weren't complicated enough, the shadowy Yamagata corporation sets its sights on taking advantage of other people's quarrels, and space pirate Lars Fuchs decides it's time to make good on his own personal vendetta.

It's a breakneck finale that can end only in earth's salvation--or the annihilation of all that humankind has ever accomplished in space.



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Separation (Deathlands Book 66)

Features:- :- CHAINS OF DESTINY

Hard strength and resilience are needed to survive each new day in the treacherous world of postnuclear America. For Ryan Cawdor and his companions, honor, integrity and a willingness to kill are necessary as well, as they struggle to balance a survivalist spirit with a warrior's resolve to press on, living by their own rules in a tortured land, pursuing a dream that leads them into the unknown….

SPLIT DECISIONS

Ryan and his group make their way to a remote island in hopes of finding brief sanctuary. Instead, they are captured by an isolated tribe of descendants of African slaves from pre-Civil War days. When the tribesmen declare Mildred Wyeth "free" from her white masters, it is a twist of fate that ultimately leads the battle hardened medic to question where her true loyalties lie. Will she side with Ryan, J. B. Dix and those with whom she has forged a bond of trust and friendship…or with the people of her own blood? But the loss of Mildred is not the only threat the group faces—in a treacherous world where the ties that bind can cut both ways. In the Deathlands, the future is not what it used to be….


The Pyramid Builders (Lens of Time Book 1)

Features:- :- From the Number One Best Selling Author Saxon Andrew comes the first book in his third Science Fiction Series, Lens of Time - The Pyramid Builders.

This review is from: Annihilation: Love Conquers All

I was amazed at Saxon's beautiful re-creation of some of the best Golden Age SF. There just wasn't enough of it written. Modern authors usually don't or won’t get into the spirit of a good Space Opera. Saxon has real heroes (smart ones, great space battles, grand alien empires and bad guys you can love).


This review is from: Ashes of the Realm - Juliette's Dream (Ashes of The Realm (Book One)) (Kindle Edition)

Excellent! The most imaginative writing I have ever read. A true universe of its own, that you care deeply about. This continuation of the Annilhation series keeps you engrossed to the end. I can't wait for book two. Do yourself a favor and read both series.

He has it all. The characters are pure types. They are also powerful. What really made this book great was the marvelous style. His pacing and scene cutting remind me of E.R. Burroughs. Sharp! Fast paced and quick, the battle scenes remind me of Drake. A true blast from the past, I cannot wait to read the rest of the series. I only wish more authors had the ability and courage to write like this. E.E Smith would be proud.

Excerpt from The Pyramid Builders

Dr. Christopher Connor has discovered a way to view the past. His invention collects light and focuses it such that events that occurred on Earth years ago can be viewed. All one need do is travel one light year away and one can see what was happening on the planet a year earlier by capturing and focusing the reflected light that left Earth a year ago. There’s only one problem: no ship exists that can travel faster than the speed of light, so his device cannot be conclusively demonstrated to function as advertised. That’s fine with Christopher, who would much rather party and have a good time rather than defend his creation against critics and governmental bureaucrats. Besides, who would pay to view the past anyway?

Jillian Gordon, an Egyptologist with a PhD in Quantum Physics, has discovered that the survival of Earth depends on viewing what happened at the building of the Great Pyramid of Khufu five thousand years in the past. Christopher’s device would allow her to do just that and she intends to draft him into the project. Christopher is about to discover that the organization Jillian works for has engineered a starship with a faster-than-light drive, which will now allow his device to be field tested. The stardrive for that ship was developed from diagrams carved on the back of an ancient stone tablet excavated at the site of the Great Pyramid.

Life for Christopher is about to make a radical departure from his party, happy-go-lucky lifestyle. Getting Christopher to focus on what needs to be done is a problem Jillian hadn’t counted on in her quest to save humanity. The predicted destruction of Earth, which is carved on the front of the tablet, doesn’t leave her much time and Christopher isn’t cooperating.

What neither of them know is that the answer to survival is more than sixty five million light years away in light that left Earth just before the mass extinction of the dinosaurs.

The Pyramid Builders is a full length novel at 93,000 words. It is the first book in the number one Bestselling Author's Lens of Time Series.







Lacuna

Features:- :- "Never again attempt to develop this kind of technology."

It is with these words that an unknown alien attacker destroys the Earth cities of Tehran, Sydney and Beijing. Fifty million people die... and nothing is ever the same again.

Some call them Demons, some call them Aliens, but to Chinese Naval Captain Melissa Liao... they are the enemy. She is given command of one of three great warships built to fight the "demons", the TFR Beijing.

Her task is simple. Find who attacked Earth and why... then stop them.

Book one of the Lacuna series.


The X-Files: Ground Zero

Features:- :-

Dr. Gregory, a renowned nuclear weapons researcher, is not only dead--he's been charred to a radioactive cinder.

Since this is a death on Federal property, Mulder and Scully are hastily called in. As FBI agents who specialize in unexplained phenomena, they are the investigators of The X-Files, strange and inexplicable cases which are also mysteries that the FBI doesn't want solved.

When a second victim, completely unrelated to nuclear science or Dr. Gregory is obliterated in the New Mexico desert, and then a third dies the same way in Washington, DC, Mulder and Scully begin to focus on the frightening dimension of their task. The bizarre deaths cannot be a coincidence. And as they work to uncover the secret unifying element that unites these deaths, it becomes clear that this twisted puzzle has fatal consequences for the entire world.


The Murdered Sun (Star Trek: Voyager Book 6)

Features:- :- When sensors indicate a possible wormhole nearby, Captain Janeway is eager to investigate, hoping to find a shortcut back to Federation space. Instead, she discovers a star system being systematically pillaged by the warlike Akerians. Janeway has no desire to get caught up in someone else's war, but in order to the check on the possibilities offered by the wormhole -- and to save the innocent people of Veruna Four -- VoyagerTM has no choice but to challenge the Akerians.


Mechwarior: Dark Age #10: Flight of the Falcon (A BattleTech Novel) (Mechwarrior)

Features:- :- A Clan Jade Falcon force is en route to eradicate the Steel Wolves—but its true mission is the subjugation of The Republic of the Sphere. Constrained by an imposed peace for decades, the Falcons now embark on their most spectacular war in generations—and their lust for blood runs hot...
 
Siblings Malvina and Aleks are Jade Falcon’s best and brightest MechWarriors. Each achieved high command at a young age, and their bond is strong, but so is their rivalry. While Aleks believes warriors should protect the weak, Malvina is obsessed with dark visions of power and glory. If the leader of the Clan is destined to rule the Inner Sphere, then Malvina’s first step toward seizing that role for herself is to conquer The Republic...or utterly destroy it.
 
On Skye, Tara Campbell faces a major invasion with too few Highlanders to beat it back. Some in the Planetary Council want to negotiate with the invaders—to spare Skye the frightful carnage visited on other worlds. Now, Tara—the Republic’s greatest defender—finds herself fighting dissension at home when unity is needed in the face of Skye’s greatest crisis ever.


Scout Warrior (The Fight For Creation Book 2)

Features:- :- From the Number One International Bestselling Author Saxon Andrew comes the second book in The Fight for Creation Series, Scout Warrior.

It’s been a hundred and sixty years since the three brothers stopped the Dremor and brought the Royals back to respectability. But now, no one hears the music and the Realm is losing ground to the aggressive civilizations. The Creator is sick and will die if the forces against the Realm are not stopped, and soon.
To make matters worse, one of the largest and most aggressive civilizations has developed a new high powered beam on their battleships that no ship of the Realm can withstand. The new beam coupled with a teleport suppression field may be the final death knell for the Life Warriors.
But…one small being is coming to the Realm to play. She’s initially turned down for service in the Warriors but finally manages to enlist and her impact on events is monumental. The Scout Warrior is more than anyone expects; even herself.
The Fight for Creation is getting deadly and the action continues in the second book of the series, Scout Warrior.

This review is from: The Fight for Creation - Life Warrior (The Fight for Creation (Book One)) (Kindle Edition)
Andrew’s books bring back the fun in reading, they show what life is all about without going to the extremes.

I am eagerly looking forward to Scout.

Excerpt from Scout Warrior
“Sir, the Defiant has reported problems teleporting out.” The Communications Officer looked at her board and said, “Now I have four other ships reporting their teleport systems are not working.”
Commodore Kel looked over at his Drive Officer, “Check it!”
“It’s not functioning, Sir.”
Kel hit the fleet frequency, “Battle stations; All ships to Battle stations. Move out and assume a defensive position. There is a teleportation suppression field around us and we’ll have to use standard thrusters.” Kel turned to Communications, “Get a message out to fleet.”

The Grogat Fleet charged the new beam that was located on the bow of their ships. The entire front third of the Grogat ships suddenly looked like they were on fire.

“Sir, we have ten thousand Grogat Ships moving in on the planet. They appear to be a ship type that is not in our database.”
Kel looked at his display and saw the brightly glowing bows of the incoming ships and knew they were here to trial that new ship. If that beam could penetrate their force fields, it was suicide to meet twice their number head on. Kel hit his board, “All ships will scatter and attack any target of opportunity. On my Command, scatter in pattern Delta, Bravo. Now!”
The four thousand Bristone Ships accelerated away from the planet and to the sides of the incoming ships.
The Grogat Commander sat forward and watched the White Ships suddenly scatter to the sides of his fleet. “You know what to do. Designate your pair’s target and implement the attack.”
The Bristone Main Battleship Zord Claws saw two of the Grogat ships turn and move toward them. Captain Grant ordered, “Move to 230 degrees and fire as we pass.”
The mile long battleship turned broadside to the incoming Grogat and fired its nine main beams. Seven of them hit the closest Grogat ship and Grant saw the force field around it dim. “Hit that ship again!”
The Grogat ship was hit by a full spread of nine main beams and a spread of heavy missiles. It shrugged off the beams but six of the twenty missiles made it through. The Grogat ship exploded, but not before its partner fired on Zord Claws with the new beam and blew the ship in half. Grant hit the button over his head and sixty stealth probes went out of the ship at the bow and tail. The Grogat fired again and the Zord Claws exploded into a massive cloud of debris.

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Starfist: Wings of Hell

Features:- :- Planet Haulover has been invaded by Skinks. Until now, the aliens' existence has been hushed up. But Force Recon's shocking report leaves the Confederation no choice but to mount a military campaign against these alien predators bent on human destruction. Meanwhile, back home, the Confederation's president is being denounced as a warmonger out to exterminate "harmless" aliens. If she loses the upcoming elections, the Confederation will have a lot more Skinks to worry about than the ones on Haulover.

Newly promoted Lieutenant Charlie Bass and his third platoon have more pressing concerns, such as staying alive. But what would be a suicide mission for most—whether it's raiding a hidden Skinks base or destroying the enemy's most lethal weapons during a desperate firefight—is just another job for the Thirty-fourth FIST.


The Glorious Becoming (Epic Book 4)

Features:- :- It is March of 0012, and change is on the horizon. President Carl Pauling nears retirement. Nightman control of Novosibirsk is reaching new heights. And in the depths of The Machine, a revelation about the Alien War has put the Fourteenth on a collision course with the truth. Embarking on a mission that threatens the very fabric of the war, Scott and his comrades seek to reveal an enemy far more dangerous than any they've faced on the battlefield. Far more sinister than anything from the stars.


Searcher (Annihilation series Book 5)

Features:- :- From the Number One Best Selling Author Saxon Andrew comes the fifth book in the Best Selling Annihilation Series, “Searcher”. Searcher is a number one bestseller at Amazon kindle's Science Fiction Series and the price has been lowered for the holidays.

The Captor’s have departed to their new home but have left a warning about a looming attack from a species that is known as universe killers. The Eight Legs were more than two hundred million years old and they invade universes to kill and harvest all intelligent life. They had come eight million years ago and harvested the Stars Realm’s universe but the Captors warn that the creation of their new home would lead to them moving up their time table for invasion. The Eight Legs would know that only a highly advanced life form could cause the creation of a new universe.

These green creatures invade with ships as large as medium sized planets and their numbers are in the billions. No intelligent life has ever survived their attention and the Royal Family senses them coming soon. The Realm has learned the invader’s ships will not appear on any of their sensors and all of the Stars Realm’s weapons will be useless against the unique material used to construct the hulls of their ships.

The Realm appears to be doomed but Cassandra has had a vision of one of her decedents who will lead them against this ruthless enemy. She has seen him and knows that he is a Searcher.

The Annihilation Series continues and the action is non-stop as the Stars Realm fights to survive against a species that has never known defeat.

Excerpt from “Searcher”

“The front mass has just arrived, General.”
“Hold out, Captain. Use your links to fire your cannons.”
The two hundred and fifty warriors in each group released their grips on their shoulder mounted auto cannons and allowed their armor’s computer to take over firing. They pulled their long swords and hand guns and waited as the enormous green mass moved closer and closer. The two lines of warriors had fifty yards between their lines but they began slowly giving ground as the green horde pressured them until the two groups were literally back to back. The front of their lines looked on fire with the massive numbers of hornets, beams, and projectiles leaving their armor. They used their hand guns to shoot individuals that broke from the mass of Eight Legs but their numbers were growing and they pushed closer and closer to the five hundred Red Warriors. Then the on rushing green mass of Eight Legs hit their lines and the killing got close and personal.

Brez swung his sword and cut off a spider’s head then turned and jammed the eight foot blade directly into the fangs of another spider leaping at him from behind. He ripped the sword out and slashed at a spider leaping at the back of the warrior beside him and then ducked as a spider passed over his head and hit another warrior in the back taking him down to the pavement while biting through his armor. The spider died as a Red Warrior cut it in half with a sword slash. Brez’s auto cannon turned and fired six rounds into a spider leaping at his head and then shot two more spiders that had hit warriors beside him. The killing was happening almost faster than Brez could follow. Brez saw a four foot circle around Juck as the small Cainth walked through the green mass swinging the four swords faster than eyes could follow. Suddenly, Brez was hit and fell to the ground with a spider thrusting its fangs at his neck

Searcher is a full length novel 120,044 words in length by Saxon Andrew publishing


A Rose Grows in Weeds (Annihilation series Book 3)

Features:- :- The Stars Realm has 832 new members and they are ready to go to the Galaxy of the plant creatures and attempt to stop their destrucdtion of entire planets. It is not going to be easy having to face fleets of more than a million warships with some of the largest being longer than twenty miles. This confrontation is going to be monumental. However, to wait will be fatal. The Plants will grow too large to handle and it's only a matter of time until they complete the harvesting of their galaxy and expand into others.

The King and Queen have also given birth to a child and its psychic abilities are going to play a large role if the Realm is to survive. It may be that the enemy is too large to stop. With space and land battles of epic proportions, the action will keep you turning pages.


The X-Files: Ruins

Features:- :-

In the most ambitious and exciting X-Files adventure to date, Mulder and Scully fly to the Yucatan jungle to investigate a missing team of archaelogists. Their exploration leads to a strange electronic signal coming from beneath ancient ruins -- a signal aimed upward, at the stars....


The End of Time (Lens of Time Book 4)

Features:- :- From the Number One International Bestselling Author Saxon Andrew comes the fourth book in the Lens of Time Series, The End of Time. This story continues the story of Earth’s war with the civilizations in the giant galaxy M87. Earth and its Minor Allies have defeated the first fleet of warships sent against them but now the Majors are planning to combine their forces. If that happens, no one will survive the massive fleets moving against them.

What neither side of the struggle knows is that both warring parties have been designated for destruction by an ancient enemy that has never tasted defeated.
The action continues in The End of Time as Earth continues the struggle to survive the overwhelming forces arrayed against it. Could this be the end of time for the warriors fighting for survival.

This review is from: Lens of Time - Pray for the Prey (Lens of Time - (Book Three)) (Kindle Edition)

It's already the third book in a great series. Even though there are some parts of this story I would call sad there are even more things that I would call awesome. The only thing i can say is that when you liked the first 2 books you will definitely like the third. I'm already waiting with anticipation on the fourth volume keep up the good work.

Excerpt from The End of Time

Ten sub-fleets were running from the millions of ships pursuing them. They had all jumped in to attack a secondary capital when the conference had been targeted and had been forced to flee before they could attack.

Melodie listened to the other admirals and said, “We will jump into the spider’s web in exactly ten seconds from my mark. Ready, Mark.” Melodie looked at Greg and he said, “All ships are locked in on our position and have gone weightless.”

“Move them away at maximum speed on emergence.”

The ten sub-fleets emerged into normal space and every ship hit their thrusters and moved laterally away from their point of entry. The eight million ships in pursuit roared in and emerged into normal space to find themselves inside the event horizon of the largest black hole in the observable universe. The monster in the middle of M-87 had no peers and the Major ships immediately discovered their error.

Melodie Watched as theeight million plus Major Ships that has chased her fleet were sucked into the black hole faster than she could see. The Spider had caught them in its massive gravity well and their jump drives wouldn’t function in that environment. The ten sub-fleets were weightless and unaffected by the massive gravity surrounding them.

Greg looked up and said, “I’m really thankful Captain Phillips made the determination of how far we could move into the event horizon.”

Melodie sighed and said, “Get us out of her and back to port.” She knew this escape tactic would only work once and the Majors would not jump in this close to the coordinates of the black hole again. At least this was an escape of last resort. Once they crossed the event horizon, they couldn’t jump out so the Majors could just keep them trapped. It wouldn’t be good to be forced to come back to the giant black spider’s web. Most prisoners that ventured close to this massive black hole were given a death sentence.

The Lens of Time is the third science fiction series by Saxon Andrew.

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Shockball: A Stardoc Novel

Features:- :- S. L. Viehl’s smart, savvy surgeon Cherijo Torin has ventured across the universe in and out of danger and love, driven by two great forces—her sworn duty to heal the sick, and her constant fear of the demented man who created her…
 
Having freed themselves from the Hsktskt slave traders, Cherijo and her husband Duncan wanted to start looking for a nice, quiet part of the universe where Cherijo’s Creator, Joseph Grey Veil, wouldn’t find them. But Joseph Grey Veil never gives up...
 
Now the newlyweds are living underground with the help of a renegade band of alien-human half-breeds. But when Duncan is forced into their deadly shockball games, and Cherijo is used to keep the players healthy, safety becomes its own kind of imprisonment, and Cherijo learns that she cannot merely run from her past—she must destroy it…


Hero (Epic Book 3)

Features:- :- Throughout its domination of Earth, humanity has been tormented by its own imperfection. The miracle of life is tarnished by the tragedy of sin. All fall short of the glory. Three months have passed since darkness overwhelmed the Fourteenth of Novosibirsk. Scott Remington has succumbed to the worst side of human nature, one consumed by violence and rage. He has become the very thing he sought to punish. With rightness hanging in the balance, he must now face the fiercest enemy he has ever known: himself. Redemption awaits. Will the fallen find their way?


Kahayatle (Apocalypsis Book 1)

Features:- :- NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, ELLE CASEY, brings readers Book 1 of 4 in the YA Dystopian APOCALYPSIS Series, suitable for older teens and adults. With over 900 5-star ratings on Goodreads for Book 1, readers love the Apocalypsis series!

KAHAYATLE. My name is Bryn Mathis. I'm seventeen years old, and I live in a neighborhood outside of Orlando, Florida. I’m here alone because my dad died almost a year ago, along with all the other adults in the world. I'm almost out of food, and the gangs of kids that roam around my town are getting more vicious by the day. It's time for me to leave and find another place to live ... a place where I can find food and shelter ... a place where they won't be able to find me. Alone, it might have been possible, but now I've got company. I'm worried that I don't have what it takes to get from here to my final destination, and I have no idea what might be waiting for me when I get there.

Content Warning: Mild violence and some foul language. Meant for older Young Adult readers (age 15+). This book is in the Dark Science Fiction / Horror / Post-Apocalyptic genres, featuring teen characters only.



APOCALYPSIS SERIES READING ORDER
Kahayatle (Apocalypsis Book 1) **Free ebook at most retailers**
Warpaint (Apocalypsis Book 2)
Exodus (Apocalypsis Book 3)
Haven (Apocalypsis Book 4)


Patriarch's Hope (The Seafort Saga Book 6)

Features:- :-

Nick Seafort returns to power as the secretary general of the United Nations, facing his most fearsome adversary yet: politics

The Transpop Rebellion ended ten years ago with now–Secretary General Nicholas Seafort as a hero. With that political capital, Seafort stepped into place as one of the most powerful men in the world. But political clout isn’t all it seems to be. While Seafort tries to stay true to his moral code, he’s being pulled in every direction. His former colleagues in the Navy demand more ships, while the enviro lobbyists plead with him to repair the planet’s broken ecosystem.
 
Patriarch’s Hope returns the focus to the Seafort Saga’s charismatic and troubled title character. An explosive disaster forces Nick to reexamine his life, his family, and his future as adversaries align against him. To save the planet from itself, he will need cunning, allies, and a large helping of luck.


Hope (Book 2, Harvester of Light Trilogy; Young Adult Science Fiction)

Features:- :- After finally reaching the Southern Kingdom, Skye soon realizes it isn’t the nirvana she always dreamt it would be. Through a series of events, Skye must face the Queen of the Eastern Kingdom once again and discover for herself what the true difference is between a harvester and a human.

Exact Word Count: 74, 962


Abyssal Zone (Sacred Breath Book 4)

Features:- :- The Sapphire has risen. There are rumors in Adlivun that the dead queen walks among her people once again...

Aazuria Vellamo has returned to the undersea kingdom of Adlivun only to find that the place she called home for over five hundred years has changed drastically. Once the beloved rightful queen, she is now an outcast hiding among the commoners. She observes the political situation from a distance, trying to maneuver her daughter into the safest place possible-- but Aazuria quickly discovers that no part of the expanding nation is safe any longer.

Mingling with the lower class workers who have been forced to labor on building a transpacific bridge across the Bering Strait, Aazuria watches her people suffer disgrace and abuse at the hands of their American overseers. Before she realizes it, she finds herself mixed up in riots and rebellions. Aazuria goes about in disguise to learn more, and discovers that in Adlivun's desperate underbelly a religious cult has formed, led by Mother Melusina. Her own dear friend, General Visola Ramaris, has been training a small group of elite warriors in her own private army, which is all that remains of Adlivun's fine military.

Visola's husband, Vachlan Suchos, learns that he has missed important information coded in the words which he only considered an emotional farewell from his dying daughter. This intelligence will inevitably lead to the awakening of the vicious man's inner beast, and inspire his lust for war. But with Adlivun completely reliant on protection from the United States-- is it a good idea to burn bridges?

This is Book 4 of 6 in the Sacred Breath Series.


Melt Down (Breakers Book 2)

Features:- :- In upstate Idaho, Ness Hook is run out of his mom's house by his bullying brother Shawn. In Redding, California, Tristan Carter is graduating college, but with no job and no prospects, she'll have to move back in with her parents.

Then the world ends.

After Ness discovers his best friend dead of disease, Shawn takes their family to the mountains to wait out the plague. As Tristan's parents fall sick, she's left to care for her younger brother Alden. Both sets of siblings dig in for the long haul. Humanity is reduced to splinters. And then the creatures who sent the virus appear in the sky.

Flushed from the mountains, Shawn and Ness join a tribe at a nuclear power plant, where they plan to launch a guerrilla war against the invaders. In California, Tristan and Alden are taken prisoner. Separated from her brother, Tristan crosses the ruins of America to track him down. She will stop at nothing to get Alden back--but her fellow survivors prove even more dangerous than the monsters who broke the world.


Helliconia Spring (The Helliconia Trilogy Book 1)

Features:- :-

The Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author and Science Fiction Grand Master delivers a sweeping epic of a planet suffering deadly conditions of alternating extremes in this Nebula Award finalist

Helliconia follows an eccentric orbit around a double-star system with a twenty-six-hundred-year cycle of very long seasons. As spring slowly breaks the brutally long winter, humans emerge from hiding and a long sequence of civilization and growth begins to repeat again, unbeknownst to the participants but watched by an orbiting satellite station, Avernus, created by Earth some centuries ago. Humans free themselves from slavery to the aboriginal Phagors, and religion and science flower and expand.

Brian W. Aldiss has, for more than fifty years, continued to challenge readers’ minds with literate, thought-provoking, and inventive fiction. Helliconia Spring’s prescience with regard to climate change is nothing short of extraordinary.


Lacuna: The Spectre of Oblivion

Features:- :- The words of a construct, an artificial mind, ring truer than ever. Humanity has angered a powerful foe and cannot weather the growing storm. The Toralii are coming.

But instead of warships, the Toralii Alliance send an ambassador to the Sol system. The message it brings is a startling, marked departure from all other contact with the species... and one that heralds a shift in the balance of power in the Milky Way, the most significant in hundreds of years.

The Toralii face a larger threat. A something their ships cannot catch, their weapons cannot touch and gravimetric interference cannot stop. The Toralii, for the first time in centuries, know the crushing grip of fear.

The TFR Beijing must face an old enemy, an enemy who has not been idle; an imperfect being whose ambition seems matched only by his capabilities.

Liao child is born into an era of war and fear, and the spectre of oblivion looms over all mankind.


The Eden Plague: Book 0 Prequel: A Biological and Political Technothriller (Plague Wars Series)

Features:- :- (Book 0 Prequel) From Hugo Award finalist and Amazon bestselling author David VanDyke comes this apocalyptic sci-fi thriller.

When a combat veteran finds a mystery woman with armed invaders in his home and it all goes sideways, he turns to his brothers in arms to fight back. On the run from the shadowy Company, soon he finds himself in a war for possession of a genetic engineering puzzle that threatens the stability of the world. But who is behind it all...and are they even human...

The Eden Plague is a futuristic thriller that will grip the imagination of readers who relish high-energy adventure. No zombies were harmed in the making of this book. In fact, no zombies appear anywhere in this book. Seriously. It's not a zombie book.

The Plague Wars apocalyptic thriller series begins in the world of today with a man and a woman twined together by circumstances, destined to change the world. It leads readers into an ever-darkening future of upheaval, struggle and war marked by the depths of evil and the heights of selfless sacrifice. Plagues, new technologies and extraterrestrial meddling provide the backdrop for heroes and villains to struggle for control of the destiny of humanity.

Plague Wars: Decade One
- The Eden Plague
- Reaper's Run
- Skull's Shadows
- Eden's Exodus
- Apocalypse Austin
- Nearest Night

Plague Wars: Alien Invasion
- The Demon Plagues
- The Reaper Plague
- The Orion Plague
- Cyborg Strike
- Comes the Destroyer
- Forge and Steel

Plague Wars: Stellar Conquest
- First Conquest
- Desolator
- Tactics of Conquest
- Conquest of Earth
- Conquest and Empire


SODIUM:2 Apocalypse

Features:- :- What if civilization came to an abrupt end... What if you were left on your own to survive... If everything had been taken from you would you risk your life to get it back or would you just attempt to hide in the shadows hoping the trouble would all go away? Heroes are not born, they are self made through their actions and deeds. Perhaps there are no more heroes. Perhaps this is the end for man. A handful of survivors are left to decide.

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SODIUM Series

A six-book series that takes Man from his first encounter with aliens all the way to a fight for our all-out survival. Do we have what it takes to rule the galaxy?

AMP Series

Cast a thousand years into the future beyond SODIUM. This eight-book series chronicles the struggles of Don Grange, a simple package deliveryman, who is thrust into an unimaginable role in the fight against our enemies. Can we win peace and freedom after a thousand years of war?

OMEGA Series

Cast a thousand years into the future beyond AMP. The Alliance is crumbling. When corruption and politics threaten to throw the allied galaxies into chaos, Knog Beutcher gets caught in the middle. Follow along as our hero is thrust into roles that he never expected or sought. Espionage, intrigue, political assassinations, rebellions and full-on revolutions, they are all coming to Knog Beutcher's world!

HADRON Series

HADRON is a modern day story unrelated to the SODIUM-AMP-OMEGA trilogy series. After scientists using the Large Hadron Collider discover dark matter, the world is plunged into chaos. Massive waves of electromagnetic interference take out all grid power and forms of communication the world over. Cities go dark, food and water supplies are quickly used up, and marauders rule the highways. One group of citizens takes a stand. Can they make a difference? And the devastating EM waves, where are they coming from? After months of starvation, a benevolent species arrive in their spaceships to rescue the Human race. Only, are they really so benevolent?

ARMS Series

ARMS is set in the future after Earth was nearing an apocalyptic event. Two competing colony ships were built, taking five million inhabitants each through a wormhole to a pair of newly discovered planets. The planets were settled and not long after the colonies looked to the surrounding star systems for ownership and expansion, which led to a centuries long war between them. A truce was declared after the aggressor side began to lose ground.

Tawnish Freely and Harris Gruberg are genetically engineered Biomarines. Their lives have been dedicated to fighting the war. They find themselves struggling to find work among a population that fears them. Work is found only by delving into the delivery of illegal arms to the outer colonies. Things go awry when they discover their illicit dealings may just be the catalyst that brings back the Great War. They are determined to prevent that from happening.

FREEDOM Series

FREEDOM is an eight book adventure about future-Man's quest for freedom. For 500 generations Humans have been slaves to the other species of the Markux Empire. We are bought, sold, and traded, our value only measured in credits. Addicted to a drug called Shackle, we exist as little more than worker drones. But a mysterious virus is sweeping through the Human population, altering a gut bacteria and making us immune to the addictive effects of the drug. And with that immunity comes awareness of our condition and a yearning for change. Will the legends of our past be enough to guide us to FREEDOM?


Diuturnity's Dawn: Book Three of the Founding of the Commonwealth

Features:- :- In nearly two dozen novels about the Humanx Commonwealth, Alan Dean Foster has fascinated readers with his brilliantly imagined interstellar realm–where humans, thranx, AAnn, and other species strive to work together to put the common good above selfish ends. But renewed efforts at cooperation prove that familiarity breeds contempt. Diuturnity’s Dawn is the third thrilling novel in The Founding of the Commonwealth, a spectacular space adventure that traces the perilous early years of this remarkable universe.

From the beginning, while sharing the Orion Arm of the galaxy, contact between humankind and the thranx has been tenuous at best. Yet nearly a century after first contact, the likelihood of closer human/thranx relations is as far away as ever. Humans still find these insectlike beings physically repulsive, a distaste the thranx return in kind. At times the cordial veneer barely conceals the suspicion and distrust boiling just below the surface.

Yet idealists on both sides refuse to surrender their dreams of achieving a thranx/human alliance. Among the most dedicated are a minor diplomat named Fanielle Anjou and her thranx counterpart. Others intend to make sure such a liaison never comes to pass . . . by any means necessary.

For these xenophobes, the upcoming Humanx Inter-Cultural Fair, the first wholly cross-species event, is a hideous confirmation of their worst fears. Zealots on both sides vow it will be the last of its kind, no matter how many must die. In the coming conflagration Fanielle holds the key to triumph but only if she can outwit those desperate to silence her forever.

Meanwhile, on a faraway planet, the duplicitous AAnn watch intently as archaeologists labor to discover what happened to an advanced human race that perished thousands of years ago. For the answers contain grave consequences for human, thranx, and AAnn alike . . .


From the Hardcover edition.


Mercury Rests (Mercury Series Book 3)

Features:- :-

Mercury Rests: The epic conclusion to the Mercury trilogy!

After foiling an attempt to destroy the universe, Mercury has gone missing. And with the devil already putting the final fiendish touches on his next scheme to bring about the apocalypse, all that stands between Lucifer and his dreams of a hellfire holocaust are two misfit humans: jaded religion reporter Christine Temetri and mild-mannered forensic analyst Jacob Slater.

But the pair soon realize that the Prince of Darkness has set his sights higher than they can reach; he’s planning to bring his battle for domination straight to the pearly gates. They’ll need the wisecracking, ping-pong loving, apathetic angel Mercury to help save the day, the world, and heaven before the clock ticks down to the End Times…if they can find him.

By turns epic and explosive, Mercury Rests concludes the trilogy that Booklist describes as a “hilarious romp” that has “cult favorite written all over it.”


Star One: Neutron Star

Features:- :- It is the year 2044 on Earth. At the Farside observatory complex on the Moon, a startling astronomical discovery has been made. A survey for pulsars has found an x-ray source in a region of space where none has been detected before.

Upon further investigation, they find that this x-ray source is just outside of the Solar System and is approaching at over 300 miles per second. The astronomers are paralyzed by what they have found knowing what its disastrous ramifications might be.

A neutron star is approaching the Solar System. It appeared out of a small dense dust cloud that was shielding its approach. Armageddon has arrived; the star is on a trajectory that will take it through the center of the Solar System. Life on Earth will not survive its passing.

The only hope for survival will be on the massive Star One space station at the Earth-Moon Lagrange point or possibly in Tycho City deep beneath the Moon’s surface. It will be a race against time to save a fraction of the Earth’s frightened population.

A power struggle will erupt on Earth over who is to survive. On Star One and at Tycho City they prepare for the worst, unfortunately, the threat from Earth might be just as dangerous as the approaching neutron star.

102,000 words.

This is the first of a two part story. Star One: Dark Star will be out in June.


Outlaw Trigger (Epic Book 2)

Features:- :- They say every man has a breaking point-every man can be pushed off the edge. Scott Remington entered EDEN with the heart of a lion. He forged glory in the furnace of war. But on the heels of dawn, darkness awaits. Only when stretched to the limit will a man truly learn who he is. That limit is about to be breached. Lines will be crossed. Sides will be chosen. And faith will be put to the test. Will the righteous prevail?


Spherical Harmonic: A Novel in the Saga of the Skolian Empire

Features:- :-

Catherine Asaro is a popular SF writer, combining her diverse talents to blend hard science fiction and heartrending romance into a sweeping epic known as the Saga of the Skolian Empire. This is her trademark series. Ever since Primary Inversion, her very first novel, this series has continued to grow, building a significant readership and receiving widespread praise.

All of Asaro's considerable talent is on display in Spherical Harmonic, the direct sequel to The Radiant Seas.

Separated for decades by circumstance and political machinations, the Ruby Dynasty, hereditary rulers of the Skolian Empire, struggle to bring together the tattered remnants of their family in the shadow of a disastrous interstellar war. Too many have died, others are presumed lost, yet they must move quickly if they are reassume their rightful place as rulers of Skolia.



At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


SODIUM:3 Fusion

Features:- :- The world is on edge. An alien attack force is on its way. Our defenses are few and far between. Our technology and experience lags far behind. Will the Nations of the world be able to provide a united front against our enemies? Will we overcome our mistrusts of one another and be able to work together for our common defense? Discover the fate of the world by following a new team of Astronauts from their first journey into space and beyond. The first major battle for Mankind is about to begin...

Also available from this author:

SODIUM Series

A six-book series that takes Man from his first encounter with aliens all the way to a fight for our all-out survival. Do we have what it takes to rule the galaxy?

AMP Series

Cast a thousand years into the future beyond SODIUM. This eight-book series chronicles the struggles of Don Grange, a simple package deliveryman, who is thrust into an unimaginable role in the fight against our enemies. Can we win peace and freedom after a thousand years of war?

OMEGA Series

Cast a thousand years into the future beyond AMP. The Alliance is crumbling. When corruption and politics threaten to throw the allied galaxies into chaos, Knog Beutcher gets caught in the middle. Follow along as our hero is thrust into roles that he never expected or sought. Espionage, intrigue, political assassinations, rebellions and full-on revolutions, they are all coming to Knog Beutcher's world!

HADRON Series

HADRON is a modern day story unrelated to the SODIUM-AMP-OMEGA trilogy series. After scientists using the Large Hadron Collider discover dark matter, the world is plunged into chaos. Massive waves of electromagnetic interference take out all grid power and forms of communication the world over. Cities go dark, food and water supplies are quickly used up, and marauders rule the highways. One group of citizens takes a stand. Can they make a difference? And the devastating EM waves, where are they coming from? After months of starvation, a benevolent species arrive in their spaceships to rescue the Human race. Only, are they really so benevolent?

ARMS Series

ARMS is set in the future after Earth was nearing an apocalyptic event. Two competing colony ships were built, taking five million inhabitants each through a wormhole to a pair of newly discovered planets. The planets were settled and not long after the colonies looked to the surrounding star systems for ownership and expansion, which led to a centuries long war between them. A truce was declared after the aggressor side began to lose ground.

Tawnish Freely and Harris Gruberg are genetically engineered Biomarines. Their lives have been dedicated to fighting the war. They find themselves struggling to find work among a population that fears them. Work is found only by delving into the delivery of illegal arms to the outer colonies. Things go awry when they discover their illicit dealings may just be the catalyst that brings back the Great War. They are determined to prevent that from happening.

FREEDOM Series

FREEDOM is an eight book adventure about future-Man's quest for freedom. For 500 generations Humans have been slaves to the other species of the Markux Empire. We are bought, sold, and traded, our value only measured in credits. Addicted to a drug called Shackle, we exist as little more than worker drones. But a mysterious virus is sweeping through the Human population, altering a gut bacteria and making us immune to the addictive effects of the drug. And with that immunity comes awareness of our condition and a yearning for change. Will the legends of our past be enough to guide us to FREEDOM?


Lacuna: The Sands of Karathi

Features:- :- Drawn to a desert world by the legacy of a traitor, the crew of the TFR Beijing discover something abandoned, something forgotten... something mysterious.

Buddha once said, “An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast...

... for a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.”

The pain of betrayal runs deep... and Captain Melissa Liao will find out just how far the slighted will go for revenge.

Book two of the Lacuna series.

Lacuna
Lacuna: The Sands of Karathi
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Greyson's Revenge (Ashes of the Realm series Book 2)

Features:- :- From the Number One Best Selling Author Saxon Andrew comes the second book in his new Science Fiction Series, Greyson's Revenge, Ashes of the Realm (Book Two). This new series covers the period after the destruction of the Star's Realm.

Haldale has been destroyed and forty million killed. King Daulun Jongo is searching for the ships that destroyed one of his fleets and destroying Haldale was just an example of what to expect if they interfered with him again. The Empire is out gunned and they know it's just a matter of time until Jongo discovers Bristone. Things don't look good and they will soon discover that Jongo is being held hostage by an evil Provincial Duke that has two thousand Searchers in his fleet.

The Empire is caught up in a civil war and survival is uncertain. What no one knows is an invader is waiting for the winner to be determined before they attack.

The action continues in Greyson's Revenge as the Emperor fights to bring peace to a war weary universe.

The Reviews are in on Juliette's Dream

This review is from: Ashes of the Realm - Juliette's Dream (Ashes of The Realm (Book One)) (Kindle Edition)

Excellent! The most imaginative writing I have ever read. A true universe of its own, that you care deeply about. This continuation of the Annilhation series keeps you engrossed to the end. I can't wait for book two. Do yourself a favor and read both series.

This review is from: Ashes of the Realm - Juliette's Dream (Ashes of The Realm (Book One)) (Kindle Edition)

I've read the Beyond Armageddon series recently and was hoping for a new series by this author. If you have not read the first series this is a stand alone book that takes place a few thousand years after the the first series ended. It reads along the same lines as the previous books with political intrigue, furious battles, and awesome tech. I recommend this book and all the others to anyone looking for a good story to settle down and relax for a bit of adventure.

Excerpt from Greyson's Revenge

The Riders made it as far as the four guards in their chairs when they heard the alarms go off. Nathan pointed up the hall and motioned them to go. Jingo grabbed Mallory’s hand and pulled her. She resisted not willing to leave Nathan behind but he looked at her and pointed up the hall. She allowed Jingo to pull her toward the exit. Nathan activated his gun and set it for burn. He set the frequency for blasters and waited as he heard the sound of running feet. The door at the end of the hall flew open and he fired ten sparks. The five guards rushing through the door were burned before they could move ten feet. The other five sparks flew through the open door, separated, and flew up the halls looking for anyone holding a blaster.

Nathan waited and then he heard the first explosions outside the building. He switched the gun to explosive and fired fifteen sparks through the door at the end of the hall. He turned and ran toward the exit. The fifteen sparks flew through the open door and started flying down the halls.

Four guards exited doors on the second floor and were hit. The explosions collapsed the ceilings making the halls impassable. Four sparks actually followed six guards up the stairs to the roof. The guards had left doors open behind them and that proved to be fatal. They arrived on the roof and raised their blasters just as the sparks came out of the stairwell and zoomed in on them. The explosions were huge and all six guards on the roof were blown over the edge to the street ten stories below.


Greyson's Revenge is a full length novel by Saxon Andrew Publishing at 90,000 words. It is the second book in the number one Bestselling Author's "Ashes of the Realm" series.


Dawn of Destiny (Epic Book 1)

Features:- :- Winner of New Apple's BEST NEW FICTION and AUDIOBOOK OF THE YEAR (audiobook available at cdbaby.com/cd/leestephen ).

You're tired of it, aren't you? Of gimmicks, of fluff, of predictability. If you've read one book today, you've read them all. But you haven't read this.

There's no glitz and glamor here--no trendy hype machine. There's only a promise: Epic is the deepest, most gripping, most adrenaline-fueled series you've ever experienced. Leave your sense of tranquility at the door. This runs on 94 octane.

Dawn of Destiny kicks off the story of Scott Remington, a young man following a calling to war. Sacrificing a promising life that could've been, he embarks on a journey to follow his destiny and make a difference regardless of where it takes him. It's a story of perseverance amidst trials and tribulations--a journey of faith into the fog of war. This is high-action and intensity wrapped up in the reality of the human experience. It's the introduction to an epic.

Load your assault rifles...you're about to drop into a hot zone.


Alien Taste (Ukiah Oregon, Book 1)

Features:- :- Ukiah Oregon is quickly becoming one of the greatest trackers in the country. Some call it luck—those closest to him call it instinct. Abandoned as a child, he was found running with a wolf pack. Now, in his job as a private investigator, he puts his nose to the ground to track down missing persons and fugitives from the law.
 
A heightened sense of smell and taste—plus a photographic memory—make him an invaluable asset to his partner. But when Ukiah kills a crazed young woman in self-defense, he draws the attention of the FBI’s most wanted: a violent and elusive gang known as the Pack.
 
And it won’t be long before Ukiah discovers just how much he has in common with the Pack: a bond of brotherhood, blood...and destiny.


Bitter Waters (Ukiah Oregon, Book 3)

Features:- :- Ukiah’s abilities are put to the test when police request his assistance in tracking a missing boy who has a habit of getting lost and being found in unusual places. The authorities fear that the kid’s latest disappearance may be linked to a series of kidnappings.
 
Then suddenly, Ukiah finds himself under scrutiny by Homeland Defense. Agents found a member of the cult known as the Temple of New Reason with photographs of Ukiah. The government suspects that a connection exists between the sect and Ukiah, one even he can’t identify.
 
But before Ukiah can investigate the cult’s interest in him, his own son is abducted. Now, with government agents watching his every move, he must track down the kidnappers—and pray that they’re not the alien Ontongard looking for revenge.


Mission Earth Volume 4: An Alien Affair

Features:- :- The Voltar Confederacy has a long-range strategy to invade Earth and use it in their conquest of the Galaxy. However, with the discovery that Earth is being destroyed by incessant pollution, Royal Officer Jettero Heller is sent on a top-secret mission to handle this threat to the planet's life. But why is Lombar Hisst, head of the Apparatus, Voltar's deadly intelligence agency, determined to sabotage the mission and see it fail? Can Heller possibly succeed or will he fall into the web of intergalactic intrigue spun by Hisst and his devious henchman, Soltan Gris? Find out as you embark on this mission full of dynamic characters and packed with plenty of twists, action and emotion.


Tainted Trail (Ukiah Oregon, Book 2)

Features:- :- Meet Ukiah Oregon, a unique young man with accelerated senses who was raised by wolves, domesticated by two women, and trained as a tracker by a private investigator. And that’s the normal part of his life...
 
Ukiah is hired to locate a missing hiker in Umatilla National Park. But her trail grows cold when Ukiah discovers that she has been kidnapped—after someone tries to kill him. Then he stumbles upon another mystery related to an unsolved disappearance in 1933. A legendary wolf boy who vanished may in fact be Ukiah—and the hiker’s abduction may hold the key to his own past...


Mercury Rises (Mercury Series Book 2)

Features:- :-

Mercury Rises: The explosive sequel to Mercury Falls!

Jaded religion reporter Christine Temetri and Mercury, a renegade angel, have just thwarted two diabolical plots to destroy the world. But their work isn’t finished yet: mysterious powers outranking even the Heavenly bureaucracy seem intent on keeping the Apocalypse on track. While the world is plagued by natural disasters and nations prepare for war, crazed billionaire Horace Finch plots to use a secret device hidden beneath the African desert to discover the deepest secrets of the Universe—even if he has to destroy the Universe to do it. Meanwhile, unassuming FBI investigator Jacob Slater tries in vain to find a rational explanation for the mysterious destruction of downtown Anaheim—a quest that ultimately brings him to Kenya, where he meets Christine and Mercury. Together, the three must stop Finch from activating the device and tearing reality to pieces. Uproarious and wildly entertaining, Mercury Rises proves that the devil is in the details!


The Tactics of Revenge: (The Human Chronicles Saga -- Book 4)

Features:- :- From international bestselling science fiction author T.R. Harris comes BOOK #4 in his Epic saga of Human Superiority throughout the galaxy: 
 
The Human Chronicles Saga - Series 1: Genesis

Book 4: The Tactics of Revenge


Adam Cain ... The Alien with an Attitude is back!

Ex-Navy SEAL Adam Cain and his band of intergalactic Raiders are fighting a behind-the-lines insurgency against the Juirean Expansion. In the meantime, the Human Fleet is now ready to take on the forces of the Expansion in massive head-to-head battles among the stars. But not all is as it seems, as the puppet-masters -- the Klin -- soon learn that the Humans -- and Adam Cain in particular -- are aware of their behind-the-scenes manipulations of the Human-Juirean War.

The action -- as always -- is non-stop, as Adam jumps continually from one frying pan into another fire, until he is finally standing before the Supreme Leader of the Klin himself.

This Epic Saga is full of spectacular space battles, exotic aliens, political intrigue and heroic deeds, and all presented in a gritty, realistic form that will make you believe that these are real people engaged in real adventure. Let the awe and wonder of interstellar adventure come home to you. Pick up your copy of The Tactics of Revenge today!

The Human Chronicles Saga is a MUST-READ for all fans of pure science fiction. Pick up the entire series ... and find out why this thrill-a-minute collection of space opera adventures has become one of the bestselling sci-fi series on Amazon five years running.

Be sure to check out all the novels by T.R.Harris....

The Human Chronicles Saga

Series 1: Genesis
The Fringe Worlds
Alien Assassin
The War of Pawns
The Tactics of Revenge
The Legend of Earth



Series 2: I Come From Earth
Cain's Crusaders
The Apex Predator
A Galaxy to Conquer
The Masters of War



Series 3: The Sol-Kor War
Prelude to War
The Unreachable Stars
When Earth Reigned Supreme
A Clash of Aliens
Battlelines


Series 4: Revenge & Redemption
The Copernicus Deception
Scorched Earth

Series 5: Alien Games
Alien Games
The Cain Legacy
The Andromeda Mission


Jason King: Agent to the Stars Series
The Enclaves of Sylox
Treasure of the Galactic Lights


The Drone Wars Series
Day of the Drone

With author George Wier
The Liberation Series
Captains Malicious

All the books are available on Amazon.com and free for members of Kindle Unlimited.


Mercury Falls (Mercury Series Book 1)

Features:- :- While on assignment in Utah, Christine Temetri isn’t surprised when yet another prophesied Apocalypse fails to occur. After three years of reporting on End Times cults for a religious news magazine, Christine is seriously questioning her career choice. But then she meets Mercury, a cult leader whose knowledge of the impending Apocalypse is decidedly more solid than most: he is an angel, sent from heaven to prepare for the Second Coming but distracted by beer, ping pong, and other earthly delights. After Christine and Mercury inadvertently save Karl Grissom—a film-school dropout and the newly appointed Antichrist—from assassination, she realizes the three of them are all that stand in the way of mankind’s utter annihilation. They are a motley crew compared to the heavenly host bent on earth’s destruction, but Christine figures they’ll just have to do. Full of memorable characters, Mercury Falls is an absurdly funny tale about unlikely heroes on a quest to save the world.


Exodus (Apocalypsis Book 3)

Features:- :- NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, ELLE CASEY, brings readers Book 3 of 4 in the YA Dystopian APOCALYPSIS Series, suitable for older teens and adults.

EXODUS. My name’s Bryn Mathis. I'm seventeen years old, and my world has been turned upside down and inside out. I'm racing toward a future I cannot control. I thought I had everything worked out, but then things changed. I thought we were all cut off from one another, but it turns out, we're not. They say people are talking, and word about me and what I've done is spreading like the virus that wiped out millions of people, leaving us teens alone to fend for ourselves. And depending on who you are, and what you eat for dinner, I'm either your salvation or your target.

Content Warning: Mild violence and some foul language. Meant for older Young Adult readers (age 15+). This book is in the Dark Science Fiction / Horror / Post-Apocalyptic genres, featuring teen characters only.



APOCALYPSIS SERIES READING ORDER
Kahayatle (Apocalypsis Book 1) **Special introductory ebook price**
Warpaint (Apocalypsis Book 2)
Exodus (Apocalypsis Book 3)
Haven (Apocalypsis Book 4)


Haven (Apocalypsis Book 4)

Features:- :- NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, ELLE CASEY, brings readers Book 4, the final installment in the YA Dystopian APOCALYPSIS Series, suitable for older teens and adults.

HAVEN. My name’s Bryn Mathis. I'm seventeen years old, and I'm alive at a critical time in our world's history, unlike all the adults and babies who didn't survive the virus that almost wiped out the human race. Alliances are building, enemies are gathering, and everything's about to reach the boiling point. I'm in a race against time to get Haven ready for the final showdown, a confrontation that could very possibly destroy everything my friends and I have worked so hard to create. People I trusted have betrayed me. People who I thought were my enemies are not. Nothing is as it seems, and nothing will ever be the same for me, now that I've embarked on this one last adventure that could be the undoing of everything that is me.

Content Warning: Mild violence and some foul language. Meant for older Young Adult readers (age 15+). This book is in the Dark Science Fiction / Horror / Post-Apocalyptic genres, featuring teen characters only.



APOCALYPSIS SERIES READING ORDER
Kahayatle (Apocalypsis Book 1) **Special introductory ebook price**
Warpaint (Apocalypsis Book 2)
Exodus (Apocalypsis Book 3)
Haven (Apocalypsis Book 4)


Bio Weapon (Doom Star Book 2)

Features:- :- Humans are the warheads in a lethal contest of missiles vs. long-range beams in deep space.

The desperate Homo sapiens of Earth launch their experimental beamship. Its ultra-tracking and breakthrough technology allows it to out-range the Doom Stars.

The Highborn want that ship. They send swarms of missiles, knowing few will reach it. In the nosecones are their secret weapons—Free Earth Corps heroes from the Japan Campaign.

Launched from the giant missiles like shells in a shotgun, Marten Kluge and his friends must ride their torps into the particle shields and storm aboard the beamship or die in the cold vacuum of space.

BIO WEAPON is the story of a suicide ride to hell through a techno blizzard of war.


The Better Part of Valor (Valor Novel Book 2)

Features:- :- The second book in Tanya Huff's action-packed military sci-fi adventure Confederation series

Never tell a two-star general what you really think of him....
 
That was the mistake Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr made with General Morris. But as a battle-hardened professional, she took pride in doing her job and getting her troops back alive. So after she'd saved the mission to bring the Silviss into the Confederation—instead of losing them and their world to the enemy known only as the Others—she let the general know exactly how she felt.

And Torin’s reward—or punishment—was to be separated from her platoon and sent off on what might well prove an even more perilous assignment. She was commandeered to protect a scientific expedition to a newly discovered and seemingly derelict spaceship of truly epic proportions. And Confederation politics had saddled her with a commanding officer who might prove more of a menace to the mission’s success than anything they encountered.

Only time would tell if the ship was what it appeared to be, or a trap created by the Others—or the work of an as-yet unknown alien race with an agenda that could prove all too hostile to other life forms....


Sub-Human (Book 1) (Post-Human Series)

Features:- :- Before he was Old-timer, he was Craig Emilson, a young doctor, sucked into military service at the outbreak of World War III. Enlisting to become a Special Forces suborbital paratrooper, Craig is selected to take part the most important mission in American military history—a sortie into enemy territory to eliminate the world’s first strong Artificial Intelligence. The mission is only the beginning of Craig’s story, and for the story of humanity as well, as they accelerate towards a world that is post-human.


Warpaint (Apocalypsis Book 2)

Features:- :- NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, ELLE CASEY, brings readers Book 2 of 4 in the YA Dystopian APOCALYPSIS Series, suitable for older teens and adults.

WARPAINT. My name’s Bryn Mathis. I’m seventeen years old, and I live in Kahayatle, otherwise known as The Everglades. I’m here with my three best friends and a tribe of Native American teens, because my dad died almost a year ago, along with all the other adults in the world. We’re creating a whole new world for ourselves, but this world has problems. The biggest threat to our survival is not starvation anymore … it’s the gang of kids who lives nearby that has become more vicious than anyone could have imagined possible. The soulless demons have gone too far, and it’s time for us to rise up and do what needs to be done to set things right. Alone, it might have been impossible; but now I’ve got friends. I’m worried, though, that I won’t be able to get them ready to fight in time, and that we’re taking on more of a challenge than we can handle right now. And I have no idea what might be waiting for us when we arrive on their front doorstep.

Content Warning: Mild violence and some foul language. Meant for older Young Adult readers (age 15+). This book is in the Dark Science Fiction / Horror / Post-Apocalyptic genres, featuring teen characters only.



APOCALYPSIS SERIES READING ORDER
Kahayatle (Apocalypsis Book 1) **Special introductory ebook price**
Warpaint (Apocalypsis Book 2)
Exodus (Apocalypsis Book 3)
Haven (Apocalypsis Book 4)


The Demon Plagues: Alien Invasion #1 (Plague Wars Series Book 6)

Features:- :- Ten years after Infection Day, Daniel Markis struggles to unite a shattered world in the face of nuclear attack and extraterrestrial plagues, while others grasp for power and dark technologies. Skull mounts a one-man campaign to thwart the fascist Unionists, while Jill Repeth, Spooky Nguyen and his team gamble their lives to change the course of the Second Cold War.

Plague Wars: Decade One
- The Eden Plague
- Reaper's Run
- Skull's Shadows
- Eden's Exodus
- Apocalypse Austin
- Nearest Night

Plague Wars: Alien Invasion
- The Demon Plagues
- The Reaper Plague
- The Orion Plague
- Cyborg Strike
- Comes the Destroyer
- Forge and Steel

Plague Wars: Stellar Conquest
- First Conquest
- Desolator
- Tactics of Conquest
- Conquest of Earth
- Conquest and Empire


Star Soldier (Doom Star Book 1)

Features:- :- It’s survival of the fittest in a terrible war of extinction!

Created in the gene labs as super soldiers, the Highborn decided to replace the obsolete Homo sapiens. They pirated the Doom Stars and captured the Sun Works Ring around Mercury. Now, they rain asteroids, orbital fighters and nine-foot drop troops onto Earth in a relentless tide of conquest.

Marten Kluge is on the receiving end. Hounded by Thought Police, he lives like an ant in a kilometer-deep city. The invasion frees him from a re-education camp but lands him in the military, fighting for the wrong side.

STAR SOLDIER is the story of techno hell in a merciless war, with too many surprises for any grunt’s sanity.


Phasma (Star Wars): Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Features:- :- NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Discover Captain Phasma’s mysterious history in this “Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi” novel.

One of the most cunning and merciless officers of the First Order, Captain Phasma commands the favor of her superiors, the respect of her peers, and the terror of her enemies. But for all her renown, Phasma remains as virtually unknown as the impassive expression on her gleaming chrome helmet. Now, an adversary is bent on unearthing her mysterious origins—and exposing a secret she guards as zealously and ruthlessly as she serves her masters.

Deep inside the Battlecruiser Absolution, a captured Resistance spy endures brutal interrogation at the hands of a crimson-armored stormtrooper—Cardinal. But the information he desires has nothing to do with the Resistance or its covert operations against the First Order.

What the mysterious stormtrooper wants is Phasma’s past—and with it whatever long-buried scandal, treachery, or private demons he can wield against the hated rival who threatens his own power and privilege in the ranks of the First Order. His prisoner has what Cardinal so desperately seeks, but she won’t surrender it easily. As she wages a painstaking war of wills with her captor, bargaining for her life in exchange for every precious revelation, the spellbinding chronicle of the inscrutable Phasma unfolds. But this knowledge may prove more than just dangerous once Cardinal possesses it—and once his adversary unleashes the full measure of her fury.
 
Praise for Phasma

Fury Road meets The Force Awakens . . . a much-needed origin story for one of the new Star Wars saga’s most mysterious characters.”—The Verge
 
“Captain Phasma is the badass warrior that we all expected her to be.”—Forces of Geek
 
“Dark, gripping, and entertaining.”Roqoo Depot
 
“Fabulous, utterly engrossing.”Kirkus Reviews


The Forever War (The Forever War Series)

Features:- :-

Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards: A futuristic masterpiece, “perhaps the most important war novel written since Vietnam” (Junot Díaz).
 
In this novel, a landmark of science fiction that began as an MFA thesis for the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and went on to become an award-winning classic—inspiring a play, a graphic novel, and most recently an in-development film—man has taken to the stars, and soldiers fighting the wars of the future return to Earth forever alienated from their home.
 
Conscripted into service for the United Nations Exploratory Force, a highly trained unit built for revenge, physics student William Mandella fights for his planet light years away against the alien force known as the Taurans. “Mandella’s attempt to survive and remain human in the face of an absurd, almost endless war is harrowing, hilarious, heartbreaking, and true,” says Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Junot Díaz—and because of the relative passage of time when one travels at incredibly high speed, the Earth Mandella returns to after his two-year experience has progressed decades and is foreign to him in disturbing ways.
 
Based in part on the author’s experiences in Vietnam, The Forever War is regarded as one of the greatest military science fiction novels ever written, capturing the alienation that servicemen and women experience even now upon returning home from battle. It shines a light not only on the culture of the 1970s in which it was written, but also on our potential future. “To say that The Forever War is the best science fiction war novel ever written is to damn it with faint praise. It is . . . as fine and woundingly genuine a war story as any I’ve read” (William Gibson).
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Joe Haldeman including rare images from the author’s personal collection.


Cibola Burn (The Expanse Book 4)

Features:- :-

The explosive fourth novel in James S.A. Corey's New York Times bestselling Expanse series. Now a major television series!

ENTER A NEW FRONTIER.

"An empty apartment, a missing family, that's creepy. But this is like finding a military base with no one on it. Fighters and tanks idling on the runway with no drivers. This is bad juju. Something wrong happened here. What you should do is tell everyone to leave."

The gates have opened the way to a thousand new worlds and the rush to colonize has begun. Settlers looking for a new life stream out from humanity's home planets. Ilus, the first human colony on this vast new frontier, is being born in blood and fire.

Independent settlers stand against the overwhelming power of a corporate colony ship with only their determination, courage, and the skills learned in the long wars of home. Innocent scientists are slaughtered as they try to survey a new and alien world. The struggle on Ilus threatens to spread all the way back to Earth.

James Holden and the crew of his one small ship are sent to make peace in the midst of war and sense in the midst of chaos. But the more he looks at it, the more Holden thinks the mission was meant to fail.

And the whispers of a dead man remind him that the great galactic civilization that once stood on this land is gone. And that something killed it.


The Expanse
Leviathan Wakes
Caliban's War
Abaddon's Gate
Cibola Burn
Nemesis Games
Babylon's Ashes

The Expanse Short Fiction
The Butcher of Anderson Station
Gods of Risk
The Churn
The Vital Abyss