Seven Wonders Of The Universe That You Probably Took For Granted

Author: C. Renée James
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801899553
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9% nothing, but the thoughts it will inspire are massive.

Science Unshackled

Author: C. Renée James
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421415003
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Why in the world are we paying for all this "basic" research? The answer to this question becomes clear in this romp through the "seemingly useless" world of pure science, where one thing leads to another in ways that result in major scientific advancements. With a novelistic style, C. Renée James reveals how obscure studies of natural phenomena—including curved space-time, poisonous cone snails, exploding black holes, and the precise chemical makeup of the sun—led unexpectedly to WiFi, GPS, genetic sequencing, pain medications, and cancer treatments. Science Unshackled brings both science and scientists to life and shows how simple curiosity can result in life-changing breakthroughs. Scientists engaged in basic research, funded in large part by governments around the globe and throughout the centuries, never know when exploring small questions will have big impacts. But, by following the scientific method, disciplined inquiry can lead to wondrous and practical discoveries that benefit all of us in the end. The next time someone asks you why "the government" wastes its money on weird research, recall the intriguing stories James has told and tell them the answer.

The Observers

Author: G. L. Vandenburg
Editor: eStar Books
ISBN: 1612102042
Size: 13,16 MB
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You can't be too suspicious when security is at stake. When everybody who is after a key military job wears a toupee, it is obviously a bald case of espionage.

Wunder

Author: Raquel J. Palacio
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ISBN: 9783446241756
Size: 19,84 MB
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Obwohl der 10-jährige August schon 27 Operationen hinter sich hat, ist sein Gesicht durch Gendefekte immer noch schwer entstellt. Nun soll er erstmals eine Schule besuchen und trifft dort nicht nur auf wohlgesonnene Mitschüler. Ab 12.

Underneath The Lemon Tree

Author: Mark Rice-Oxley
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405511249
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On paper, things looked good for Mark Rice-Oxley: wife, children, fulfilling job. But then, at his 40th birthday party, his whole world crumbled as he succumbed to depression... How many men do you know who have been through periods when their lives haven't seemed right? How badly askew were things for them? Many men suffer from depression yet it is still a subject that is taboo. Men often don't visit the doctor, or they don't want to face up to feelings of weakness and vulnerability. By telling his story, Mark Rice-Oxley hopes it will enable others to tell theirs. In this intensely moving memoir he retraces the months of his utmost despair, revisiting a landscape from which at times he felt he would never escape. Written with lyricism and poignancy, Mark captures the visceral nature of this most debilitating of illnesses with a frightening clarity, while at the same time offering a sympathetic and dispassionate view of what is happening, and perhaps why. This is not a self-help book but a memoir that is brimful of experience, understanding and hope for all those who read it. It is above all honest, touching and surprisingly optimistic.

Disconnected America The Future Of Mass Media In A Narcissistic Society

Author: Ed Shane
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317473027
Size: 11,89 MB
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Ed Shane here traces a change in the American pervasive mass media that once disseminated information quickly and stimulated mass cultural response, to a de-massified individual media that incubate a new electronic narcissicism, producing an inwardly-focused society.

Die 7 Wege Zur Effektivit T F R Jugendliche

Author: Sean Covey
Editor: GABAL Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3897496631
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Teenager zu sein ist wunderbar, aber auch eine große Herausforderung. In Die 7 Wege zur Effektivität für Teens bereitet Sean Covey die zeitlosen Prinzipien der 7 Wege zur Effektivität von seinem Vater Stephen R. Covey für Jugendliche auf, damit sie die Probleme und Entscheidungen, mit denen sie konfrontiert werden, bewältigen können. Der unterhaltsam geschriebene Ratgeber wird jungen Menschen helfen, Schritt für Schritt ihr Selbstbild zu verbessern, Freundschaften aufzubauen, ihre Ziele zu erreichen, mit Eltern und Lehrern auszukommen kurz gesagt: ihr Leben zu meistern. Außerdem ist das Buch prallvoll mit Comics von Timo Wuerz, großartigen Zitaten und unglaublichen Geschichten über Teens aus der ganzen Welt!

New Scientist

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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.

Funism The New Religion

Author: Richard T. Halfpenny
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479726648
Size: 19,14 MB
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The hilarious tale of a gambler who dreams he died in a mysterious car crash and faces judgment day in a poker tournament with Vishnu, Moses, Jesus, Buddha and Mohammed. It is a satirical, provocative, defiant, eclectic expose of the absurdities that separate common sense and religion. No sacred cows are spared. It emphasizes the wars fought in the name of religions and Gods. Funism, a new religion is juxtaposed with the five major organized religions. The fiery debate encompasses: theology, philosophy, ethics, culture, history, psychology, economics, gambling and politics. The absurdities of religions may seem innocuous to realists, but when fanatics act on them, the repercussion can wreak havoc in society, and among nations.

Growing Great Boys

Author: Ian Grant
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1407022067
Size: 20,90 MB
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In Growing Great Boys, parenting guru Ian Grant shows how to work with the essential character of boys using understanding and emotional support to raise passionate, hard-working, sensitive, funny, fearless and strong men. Growing Great Boys is brimming with practical advice on raising sons from the vital preschool years through to the challenge of teenage. With chapters on the roles of mums and dads, and on the special challenges faced by single parents, plus hot tips, quotes and action labs to encourage parents to take a hands-on approach, this book will help you to coach your son to succeed in the game of life.