Earth and Space

  • Filename: earth-and-space.
  • ISBN: 9781452146058
  • Release Date: 2015-10-13
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Nirmala Nataraj
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books

Take a tour of the universe with this breathtaking collection of photographs from the archives of NASA. Astonishing images of Earth from above, the phenomena of our solar system, and the celestial bodies of deep space will captivate readers and photography lovers with an interest in science, astronomy, and the great beyond. Each extraordinary photograph from the legendary space agency is paired with explanatory text that contextualizes its place in the cosmic ballet of planets, stars, dust, and matter—from Earth's limb to solar flares, the Jellyfish Nebula to Pandora's Cluster. Featuring a preface by Bill Nye, this engaging ebook offers up-close views of our remarkable cosmos, and sparks wonder at the marvels of Earth and space.

Baobabs of the World

  • Filename: baobabs-of-the-world.
  • ISBN: 9781775844730
  • Release Date: 2016-06-01
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Author: Andry Petignat
  • Publisher: Random House Struik

A photographic masterpiece, this beautiful book is a fitting tribute to the baobab – an extraordinary and majestic tree found principally in Madagascar, and peripherally in Africa and Australia. The first section offers a short introduction to the classification and general description of baobabs, details of their life history, biogeography, dispersal and their role in people’s lives. The second section comprises a guide to each of the eight baobab species, including botanical description, details of their habitat, distribution and principal uses, accompanied by clear images and line drawings of the leaves, flowers, fruits and growth habit of each species. Interesting text and lavish photographs throughout make this book irresistible for specialist botanists and lay enthusiasts alike, and it will have particular appeal for tourists too.

The Elements

  • Filename: the-elements.
  • ISBN: 9781579128951
  • Release Date: 2012-04-03
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author:
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

Presents photographic representations of the one hundred and eighteen elements in the period table, along with facts, figures and stories about each one.

Energy Democracy

  • Filename: energy-democracy.
  • ISBN: 331931890X
  • Release Date: 2016-08-21
  • Number of pages: 419
  • Author: Craig Morris
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This book outlines how Germans convinced their politicians to pass laws allowing citizens to make their own energy, even when it hurt utility companies to do so. It traces the origins of the Energiewende movement in Germany from the Power Rebels of Schönau to German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s shutdown of eight nuclear power plants following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident. The authors explore how, by taking ownership of energy efficiency at a local level, community groups are key actors in the bottom-up fight against climate change. Individually, citizens might install solar panels on their roofs, but citizen groups can do much more: community wind farms, local heat supply, walkable cities and more. This book offers evidence that the transition to renewables is a one-time opportunity to strengthen communities and democratize the energy sector – in Germany and around the world.


  • Filename: haiku.
  • ISBN: 0764956108
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 80
  • Author: Judith Patt
  • Publisher: Pomegranate

The strictest and purest of poetic forms, the Japanese haiku contains in its seventeen sound characters (on) a reference to a season as well as a distinct pause or interruption. Cherry blossoms and swallows might refer to spring; red maple leaves and deer usually imply autumn. These seasonal allusions emphasize the essence of haiku: nature and its ephemeral beauty. The graceful, evocative haiku featured here were composed by the renowned Japanese haiku masters of the past four hundred years, including Matsuo Bash, Taniguchi Buson, and Kobayashi Issa. The deceptively simple poemsrendered in English with Japanese calligraphies and transliterationsare paired with exquisite eighteenth- or nineteenth-century paintings and ukiyo-e prints and twentieth-century shin hanga woodcuts from the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada. With their depth and delicacy, wide range of subtle hues, and time-honored focus on landscapes, birds, and flowers, these artworkslike their haiku counterpartsquietly capture a moment in time. Haiku: Japanese Art and Poetry presents thirty-five pairs of poems and images, organized seasonally. The Introduction details the origin and development of haiku, the lives of the most famous poets, and the obstacles faced when translating the concise yet complex lines.

Earth from Space

  • Filename: earth-from-space.
  • ISBN: 1419709623
  • Release Date: 2013-11-05
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Yann Arthus-Bertrand
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

"Yann Arthus-Bertrand, an aerial photographer and devoted environmental activist, explores the impact of some of the serious issues facing our planet today, all visible from space: deforestation, urban sprawl, intensive farming, pollution, natural disasters, and much more"--Dust jacket flap.

The Secret Birds

  • Filename: the-secret-birds.
  • ISBN: 1940430763
  • Release Date: 2016-06-14
  • Number of pages: 100
  • Author: Tony Fitzpatrick
  • Publisher:

Tony Fitzpatrick's "The Secret Birds" interweaves poetry, ephemera, and original artwork in this examination of life, creativity, and mortality.

The Madhouse Effect

  • Filename: the-madhouse-effect.
  • ISBN: 9780231541817
  • Release Date: 2016-08-30
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Michael E. Mann
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press

The award winning climate scientist Michael E. Mann and the Pulitzer Prize–winning political cartoonist Tom Toles have fought at the frontlines of climate denialism for most of their careers. They have witnessed the manipulation of the media by business and political interests and the unconscionable play to partisanship on issues that affect the well-being of millions. The lessons they have learned have been invaluable, inspiring this brilliant, colorful escape hatch from the madhouse of the climate wars. Through satire, The Madhouse Effect portrays the intellectual pretzels into which denialists must twist logic to explain away the clear evidence that man-made activity has changed our climate. Toles’s cartoons collapse counter-scientific strategies into their biased components, helping readers see how to best strike at these fallacies. Mann’s expert skills at science communication aim to restore sanity to a debate that continues to rage against widely acknowledged scientific consensus. The synergy of these two commonsense crusaders enlivens the gloom and doom of so many climate-themed books—and may even convert a few of the faithful to the right side of science.

Sierra Starlight

  • Filename: sierra-starlight.
  • ISBN: 1597143138
  • Release Date: 2015-07-07
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Author: Tony Rowell
  • Publisher:

Enter the magical world of photographing non-urban landscapes and evening skies using only available light from the stars. a compelling world of nighttime landscapes

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 25

  • Filename: wildlife-photographer-of-the-year-portfolio-25.
  • ISBN: 0565093770
  • Release Date: 2015-10-01
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Rosamund Kidman Cox
  • Publisher: Natural History Museum, London

A powerful collection of nature photography features all the winning pictures from the prestigious yearly competition For more than 50 years, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition has championed honest and ethical wildlife photography, while pushing the boundaries of artistic freedom, technical skill, and narrative excellence. This powerful collection of pictures features all the winning photographs from the 2015 competition. The collections represents the work of many international photographers, both professionals and amateurs. The photographs are chosen by an international jury for their artistic merit and originality, from categories that together represent a diversity of natural subjects. The range of styles is also diverse, as is the genre of photography, including action, macro, underwater, landscape, or environmental reportage. Together this outstanding collection is a reminder of the splendor, drama and variety of life on Earth. Each stunning photograph is accompanied by an extended caption and there is an introduction by one of the world's most respected nature photographers.

Lil BUB s Lil Book

  • Filename: lil-bub-s-lil-book.
  • ISBN: 9780698144002
  • Release Date: 2013-09-03
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: Lil BUB
  • Publisher: Penguin

Adorable photos and witty captions of “the cutest cat in the world” (Good Morning America) Lil Bub is a star. The adorable “perma-kitten” might look a little different than other felines, but her tiny size, toothless mouth, and extra toes have made her the darling of cat lovers around the world. Aided by her human, this celebri-cat is finally satisfying her demanding public with a book. Showcasing 100 captioned full color photos of Lil BUB —traveling through space, exploring the Earth, flying in hot air balloons, napping, and even skateboarding—Lil BUB’s Lil Book is exactly what her millions of fans want. Sure to please fans of LOLcats and Boo: The Life of the World’s Cutest Dog, Lil BUB’s Lil Book is the perfect book for anyone who needs more cute in their lives.

The Prentice Hall Molecular Model Set for Organic Chemistry

  • Filename: the-prentice-hall-molecular-model-set-for-organic-chemistry.
  • ISBN: 0205081363
  • Release Date: 1983
  • Number of pages: 1325
  • Author:
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall

This kit enables users to build virtually all simple molecules encountered in organic chemistry. Includes space-filling models that simulate the true shape of saturated compounds. Provides open models that form realistic single, double, and triple bonds — even strained rings. Allows smooth rotation of the bonds to make conformational analysis easy. Contains enough components to create several models at once. The components are precision-tooled from quality plastics, are virtually indestructible, and come in a sturdy plastic case for easy storage. Provides a useful Instruction Book — with photos, diagrams, and concise discussions of chemical principles.

Being a Dog

  • Filename: being-a-dog.
  • ISBN: 9781476796048
  • Release Date: 2016-10-04
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Alexandra Horowitz
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Alexandra Horowitz, the author of the lively, highly informative New York Times bestselling blockbuster Inside of a Dog, explains how dogs perceive the world through their most spectacular organ—the nose—and how we humans can put our under-used sense of smell to work in surprising ways. To a dog, there is no such thing as “fresh air.” Every breath of air is loaded with information. In fact, what every dog—the tracking dog, of course, but also the dog lying next to you, snoring, on the couch—knows about the world comes mostly through his nose. In Being a Dog, Alexandra Horowitz, a research scientist in the field of dog cognition and the author of the runaway bestseller Inside of a Dog, unpacks the mystery of a dog’s worldview as has never been done before. With her family dogs, Finnegan and Upton, leading the way, Horowitz sets off on a quest to make sense of scents, combining a personal journey of smelling with a tour through the cutting edge and improbable science behind the olfactory powers of the dog. From revealing the spectacular biology of the dog snout, to speaking to other cognitive researchers and smell experts across the country, to visiting detection-dog training centers and even attempting to smell-train her own nose, Horowitz covers the topic of noses—both canine and human—from surprising, novel, and always fascinating angles. As we come to understand how complex the world around us appears to the canine nose, Horowitz changes our perspective on dogs forever. Readers will finish this book feeling that they have smelled into a fourth dimension—breaking free of human constraints and understanding smell as never before; that they have, however fleetingly, been a dog.

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