Earth

Earth
Author: Stephen Marshak
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 984
Release: 2015-02-01
ISBN 10: 9780393906400
ISBN 13: 039390640X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earth Book Review:

The Fifth Edition of this bestselling textbook features stunning art, the most up-to-date science, and a wealth of online learning tools, all developed under the critical eyes of Stephen Marshak. Heavily revised with remarkably detailed photographs, animations, and maps, the text offers rich and engaging pedagogy, an expanded chapter on energy, and coverage of recent global events, from Hurricane Sandy and the Washington Landslide to Typhoon Haiyan and the Japanese Tsunami.

Laboratory Manual for Introductory Geology

Laboratory Manual for Introductory Geology
Author: Allan Ludman,Stephen Marshak
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-11
ISBN 10: 9780393617528
ISBN 13: 0393617521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Laboratory Manual for Introductory Geology Book Review:

Dynamic labs emphasize real-world applications

Trashing the Planet

Trashing the Planet
Author: Stuart A. Kallen
Publsiher: Twenty-First Century Books
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 1512413143
ISBN 13: 9781512413144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trashing the Planet Book Review:

Globally, humans produce 1.3 billion tons of garbage every year. Discover the causes and proposed solutions for the global garbage glut, examining pollution on land, in the ocean, in the air, and in space.

Satan Is Alive and Well on Planet Earth

Satan Is Alive and Well on Planet Earth
Author: Hal Lindsey,Carole C. Carlson
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1972-11
ISBN 10: 9780310277910
ISBN 13: 0310277914
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Satan Is Alive and Well on Planet Earth Book Review:

Analysis of the current interest in supernatural experiences and a strategy for combatting the forces of evil.

1984

1984
Author: George Orwell
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 648
Release: 1983-10-17
ISBN 10: 0547249640
ISBN 13: 9780547249643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

1984 Book Review:

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick With extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity, George Orwell’s 1984 takes on new life in this edition. “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—The New Yorker In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be. Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s masterpiece, “1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.” Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.

Life of Earth

Life of Earth
Author: Stanley A. Rice
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 1616142731
ISBN 13: 9781616142735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life of Earth Book Review:

In this portrait of Planet Earth-at just about the mid point of its probable lifespan-biologist Stanley A. Rice discusses the evolution of the network of life and the crucial role played by humans in determining the future of our world.Unlike most books on earth history, which present the story of life on our planet in terms of one chronological period after another, Rice discusses Earth's teeming diversity in terms of pivotal evolutionary developments. Among these he stresses the importance of symbiosis, sex, and altruism as key determinants of the Earth's biodiversity.Symbiosis-when single cells began working together-sparked the sudden appearance of complex animals. Much later symbiotic relationships led to flowering plants that depended on animals for pollination and seed dispersal.With the advent of sexual selection, there developed an astonishing world of complex behavior and a dizzying array of life forms. In humans, sexual selection exerted a great influence on the development of our large brains.Altruism-when species learned to work together-resulted in even greater variety and complexity. In early humans, altruism gave rise to ever-widening social circles and the spread of culture.Rice also discusses the role of photosynthesis in establishing and maintaining life on earth; the evidence for ancient natural catastrophes, which caused widespread extinctions; and the importance of religion and the recent use of scientific reasoning in the development and the future of the human species.Rice's eloquent, panoramic perspective is well designed to foster an appreciation for the scope of life on Earth and to encourage wise stewardship of the natural world on which our survival depends.Stanley A. Rice, PhD (Durant, OK) is the author of Green Planet: How Plants Keep the Earth Alive, The Encyclopedia of Evolution, The Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, and (forthcoming) The Encyclopedia of Biodiversity. He is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

The Uninhabitable Earth

The Uninhabitable Earth
Author: David Wallace-Wells
Publsiher: Tim Duggan Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN 10: 0525576711
ISBN 13: 9780525576716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Uninhabitable Earth Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * "The Uninhabitable Earth hits you like a comet, with an overflow of insanely lyrical prose about our pending Armageddon."--Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon With a new afterword It is worse, much worse, than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible--food shortages, refugee emergencies, climate wars and economic devastation. An "epoch-defining book" (The Guardian) and "this generation's Silent Spring" (The Washington Post), The Uninhabitable Earth is both a travelogue of the near future and a meditation on how that future will look to those living through it--the ways that warming promises to transform global politics, the meaning of technology and nature in the modern world, the sustainability of capitalism and the trajectory of human progress. The Uninhabitable Earth is also an impassioned call to action. For just as the world was brought to the brink of catastrophe within the span of a lifetime, the responsibility to avoid it now belongs to a single generation--today's. Praise for The Uninhabitable Earth "The Uninhabitable Earth is the most terrifying book I have ever read. Its subject is climate change, and its method is scientific, but its mode is Old Testament. The book is a meticulously documented, white-knuckled tour through the cascading catastrophes that will soon engulf our warming planet."--Farhad Manjoo, The New York Times "Riveting. . . . Some readers will find Mr. Wallace-Wells's outline of possible futures alarmist. He is indeed alarmed. You should be, too."--The Economist "Potent and evocative. . . . Wallace-Wells has resolved to offer something other than the standard narrative of climate change. . . . He avoids the 'eerily banal language of climatology' in favor of lush, rolling prose."--Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times "The book has potential to be this generation's Silent Spring."--The Washington Post "The Uninhabitable Earth, which has become a best seller, taps into the underlying emotion of the day: fear. . . . I encourage people to read this book."--Alan Weisman, The New York Review of Books

The Living Planet A Portrait of the Earth

The Living Planet  A Portrait of the Earth
Author: David Attenborough
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-10-14
ISBN 10: 0008477841
ISBN 13: 9780008477844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Living Planet A Portrait of the Earth Book Review:

A new, fully updated narrative edition of David Attenborough’s seminal biography of our world, The Living Planet.

Coronavirus A Book for Children

Coronavirus  A Book for Children
Author: Kate Wilson,Elizabeth Jenner,Nia Roberts
Publsiher: Nosy Crow
Total Pages: 28
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 1839941464
ISBN 13: 9781839941467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coronavirus A Book for Children Book Review:

What is the coronavirus, and why is everyone talking about it? Engagingly illustrated by Axel Scheffler, this approachable and timely book helps answer these questions and many more, providing children aged 5-10 and their parents with clear and accessible explanations about the coronavirus and its effects - both from a health perspective and the impact it has on a family’s day-to-day life. With input from expert consultant Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, as well as advice from teachers and child psychologists, this is a practical and informative resource to help explain the changes we are currently all experiencing. The book is free to read and download, but Nosy Crow would like to encourage readers, should they feel in a position to, to make a donation to: https://www.nhscharitiestogether.co.uk/

The Picture of Dorian Gray Illustrated

The Picture of Dorian Gray Illustrated
Author: Oscar Wilde
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-02-06
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798705628889
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Picture of Dorian Gray Illustrated Book Review:

The Picture of Dorian Gray is a Gothic and philosophical novel by Oscar Wilde, first published complete in the July 1890 issue of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine.Fearing the story was indecent, the magazine's editor deleted roughly five hundred words before publication without Wilde's knowledge. Despite that censorship, The Picture of Dorian Gray offended the moral sensibilities of British book reviewers, some of whom said that Oscar Wilde merited prosecution for violating the laws guarding public morality. In response, Wilde aggressively defended his novel and art in correspondence with the British press, although he personally made excisions of some of the most controversial material when revising and lengthening the story for book publication the following year.

Earth Science

Earth Science
Author: Stephen Marshak,Robert Rauber
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2020-01-13
ISBN 10: 9780393419740
ISBN 13: 0393419746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earth Science Book Review:

Whether hiking along a mountain trail, driving down a highway, or making a decision about their energy usage, instructors want their students to see and assess the physical world they live in with more informed eyes. Through the most contemporary and applied text; the most vibrant visuals; and the most hands-on learning resources, Earth Science, Second Edition gets students leaving the class with a richer understanding of the science behind the physical world around them, and why it matters in their everyday lives.

Echoes of the War

Echoes of the War
Author: James Matthew Barrie
Publsiher: 1st World Publishing
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2006-05-22
ISBN 10: 1421818647
ISBN 13: 9781421818641
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Echoes of the War Book Review:

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Illustrated

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Illustrated
Author: James Joyce
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2021-02-14
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798709166257
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Illustrated Book Review:

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is the first novel of Irish writer James Joyce. A Künstlerroman written in a modernist style, it traces the religious and intellectual awakening of young Stephen Dedalus, Joyce's fictional alter ego, whose surname alludes to Daedalus, Greek mythology's consummate craftsman.

Remarkable Plants That Shape Our World

Remarkable Plants That Shape Our World
Author: Helen Bynum,William F. Bynum
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-09-22
ISBN 10: 9780500517420
ISBN 13: 0500517428
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remarkable Plants That Shape Our World Book Review:

Plants are truly remarkable: even with all our modern technological prowess they still feed, clothe and shelter us, help transport us and can intoxicate and cure us. Helen and William Bynum are expert guides to the rich histories, significance and uses of over 80 key plants in 69 entries, revealing our relationship with them, both utilitarian and aesthetic, and their multiple benefits and cultural associations. Organized thematically, eight sections cover all aspects of our interaction with plants starting with those crops that were fundamental to the development of cultures and civilizations, and those that enliven our diet beyond the basics, such as saffron and chilli peppers. Other sections look at plants that have helped to create our material world, as well as those that are used medicinally or are revered and adored for symbolic reasons, including the tulip, the rose and the lotus. For anyone interested in the natural world and the extraordinary diversity of flora around us, this elegantly illustrated and covetable book, published in association with the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, will be an inspiration and a delight.

Spin my love

Spin my love
Author: Chantal Fernando
Publsiher: Chantal Fernando
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2014-06-19
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spin my love Book Review:

World renowned DJ Tane Miller returns to his hometown after leaving when he was eighteen and never looking back. When he runs into his beloved childhood friend Giselle, his life takes a turn he could never have anticipated. Giselle Reece has been in love with Tane ever since she can remember. After learning her lesson the hard way, she realizes that Tane isn’t the man she once thought he was. When he re-enters her life, desperate to make amends, Giselle needs to decide whether she can let down her guard and forgive the man she once adored, or is it time to finally let go? Tane must now fight for what he wants, even though he isn’t sure he deserves it. The only question is, will it be enough? Or is it too late for him to redeem himself?

The art of war

The art of war
Author: Sun Tzu
Publsiher: 一個人出版
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-04-19
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The art of war Book Review:

This is the world's first complete English translation of "The Art of War" and the most accurate English translation in the world. In 1772, "The Art of War" was translated into French by missionaries, and a book of military theory that had influenced China for more than two thousand years was officially introduced into the Western world. In 1910, Lionel Giles translated the first English version of "The Art of War". Until today, there are as many as twenty or thirty English translation versions. Among them, the one that best conveys the original meaning of "The Art of War" belongs to the version translated by Samuel B. Griffith in 1963. However, even with this version, the true meaning of the "The Art of War" that it can convey is actually only about 50%.

Crazy Love

Crazy Love
Author: Francis Chan
Publsiher: David C Cook
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-04-01
ISBN 10: 0781411033
ISBN 13: 9780781411035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crazy Love Book Review:

Revised & Updated Edition! God is love. Crazy, relentless, all-powerful love. Have you ever wondered if we're missing it? It's crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe—the Creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor—loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss. Whether you've verbalized it yet or not, we all know something's wrong. Does something deep inside your heart long to break free from the status quo? Are you hungry for an authentic faith that addresses the problems of our world with tangible, even radical, solutions? God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. Because the answer to religious complacency isn't working harder at a list of do's and don'ts—it's falling in love with God. And once you encounter His love, as Francis describes it, you will never be the same. Because when you're wildly in love with someone, it changes everything. Learn more about Crazy Love at www.crazylovebook.com.

Ships Clocks and Stars

Ships  Clocks  and Stars
Author: Richard Dunn,Rebekah Higgitt
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-11-04
ISBN 10: 0062357174
ISBN 13: 9780062357175
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ships Clocks and Stars Book Review:

A tale of eighteenth-century invention and competition, commerce and conflict, this is a lively, illustrated, and accurate chronicle of the search to solve “the longitude problem,” the question of how to determine a ship’s position at sea—and one that changed the history of mankind. Ships, Clocks, and Stars brings into focus one of our greatest scientific stories: the search to accurately measure a ship’s position at sea. The incredible, illustrated volume reveals why longitude mattered to seafaring nations, illuminates the various solutions that were proposed and tested, and explores the invention that revolutionized human history and the man behind it, John Harrison. Here, too, are the voyages of Captain Cook that put these revolutionary navigational methods to the test. Filled with astronomers, inventors, politicians, seamen, and satirists, Ships, Clocks, and Stars explores the scientific, political, and commercial battles of the age, as well as the sailors, ships, and voyages that made it legend—from Matthew Flinders and George Vancouver to the voyages of the Bounty and the Beagle. Featuring more than 150 photographs specially commissioned from Britain’s National Maritime Museum, this evocative, detailed, and thoroughly fascinating history brings this age of exploration and enlightenment vividly to life.

Essentials of Geology

Essentials of Geology
Author: Stephen Marshak
Publsiher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780393932386
ISBN 13: 0393932389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Geology Book Review:

It is supported by a complete learning and teaching package. Innovative media, such as Geotours—which take students on virtual field trips using Google Earth™—make it possible for instructors to bring real-world geology to life in the classroom.

Management Skills for Everyday Life

Management Skills for Everyday Life
Author: Paula J. Caproni
Publsiher: Pearson College Division
Total Pages: 445
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9780136109662
ISBN 13: 0136109667
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management Skills for Everyday Life Book Review:

For undergraduate and graduate level Management Skills, and Organizational Behavior courses, as well as for Executive Education for beginning through mid-level managers and professionals. This text's engaging and practical, yet research-based style is designed to help students achieve the success they desire. Specifically, the ideas, tools, and techniques help students enhance their effectiveness (ability to achieve results), career potential (e.g., marketability, salaries, promotions, job satisfaction and job choice), and general well-being (e.g., happiness, health, work-life "balance"). As with the first edition, this second edition is based on the compelling assumptions that (1) IQ is not a big predictor of success and (2) the most successful people work smarter, not only harder, than less successful people. Students appreciate this book not only because it is written in an engaging and practical style, but because it provides them with many tools that will help them work smarter immediately, as well as in the long term. Instructors appreciate this book because if effectively translates solid research into concepts and tools that students find interesting and immediately useful.