How The Earth Turned Green

Author: Joseph E. Armstrong
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022606980X
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On this blue planet, long before pterodactyls took to the skies and tyrannosaurs prowled the continents, tiny green organisms populated the ancient oceans. Fossil and phylogenetic evidence suggests that chlorophyll, the green pigment responsible for coloring these organisms, has been in existence for some 85% of Earth’s long history—that is, for roughly 3.5 billion years. In How the Earth Turned Green, Joseph E. Armstrong traces the history of these verdant organisms, which many would call plants, from their ancient beginnings to the diversity of green life that inhabits the Earth today. Using an evolutionary framework, How the Earth Turned Green addresses questions such as: Should all green organisms be considered plants? Why do these organisms look the way they do? How are they related to one another and to other chlorophyll-free organisms? How do they reproduce? How have they changed and diversified over time? And how has the presence of green organisms changed the Earth’s ecosystems? More engaging than a traditional textbook and displaying an astonishing breadth, How the Earth Turned Green will both delight and enlighten embryonic botanists and any student interested in the evolutionary history of plants.

The Entropy Crisis

Author: Guy Deutscher
Editor: World Scientific
ISBN: 981277968X
Size: 10,43 MB
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Intends to prove that the "energy crisis" is an entropy crisis. This book uses examples from daily experiences to introduce the concept of entropy. It shows that the entropy increase due to irreversible transformations simultaneously determines the level of fresh energy supplies of our society and the damage that it causes to the environment.

When I Stopped Directing Traffic The Lights Turned Green

Author: Sheila Cooperman
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 059579095X
Size: 14,70 MB
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When I Stopped Directing Traffic, The Lights Turned Green is author Sheila M. Cooperman's true account of her developing metaphysical abilities, which is misdiagnosed as mental illness and the adversities she is forced to overcome. As a result of her need to "Direct Traffic," Sheila finds herself in many unfavorable situations. After a harrowing situation involving a sociopath, she seeks safety by turning to practicing metaphysics. Due to all Sheila's haphazard processes, she is catapulted into elements of this world, she never knew truly existed. These incredulous events create an unforeseen spiritual overload spiraling her into psychosis. For the next eight weeks, anti-psychotics are involuntarily administered to her-that exacerbate her condition. Throughout Sheila's journey, she experiences a multitude of enlightening, fascinating, and sometimes frightening events. She surrenders her control to God, and embraces that "Everything happens for a reason." Contrary to all medical odds, she reaches greater heights. Hers is a story of survival, strong spiritual conviction, and infinite resiliency and determination. Today New York native Sheila M. Cooperman works as a licensed psychotherapist and hypnotherapist in South Florida. She is also a skilled psychometrist.

When The Moon Turned Green

Author: Hal K. Wells
Editor: eStar Books
ISBN: 1612100392
Size: 12,17 MB
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Outside his laboratory Bruce Dixon finds a world of living dead men-and above, in the sky, shines a weird green moon.

When Freedom Turned Green

Author: Mary James
ISBN: 9781478708292
Size: 20,12 MB
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When Freedom Turned Green reads as a story but is realistic enough to be used as survival guide. In the world we live in now with the unstable economy the big question people are asking is, what would I do if...? When Freedom Turned Green paints a picture of one fictional, yet plausible outcome to this question. Out of the ashes of total economic and social collapse comes a new era, built on ideas and dreams of a better world, but at what point does the quest for a better tomorrow, turn into a battle of blurred moral boundaries. When Freedom Turned Green, is a story of how the road to a better future is sometimes paved atop the graves of those that can be sacrificed. The economy may be ruined but this new world still comes at a price, our freedom. The new President, Alexander Bareston Lynch convinces the people to abandon what he believes is the flawed system set up by America's founding fathers. He promises a new society where people will no longer kill the earth, or to allow religious terrorists to spread hate. It would be a world where money would no longer rule. Jane, 17, learns firsthand how fragile our lives can be, and how easily changed when the world she knows comes crashing down and the new world comes at a high cost. Jane lives in a small town of 300 people in the rugged mountains of northern California, and through her and her family's fight for survival she discovers the preciousness of love and the painful depths of loss. Through it all she learns the importance of a small but powerful thing called hope, and finds strength that can only come when there is no other choice.

The Green Hills Of Earth

Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575113111
Size: 18,96 MB
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Nine ships blasted off from Moon Base. Once in space, eight of them formed a globe around the smallest. They held this formation all the way to Earth. The small ship displayed the insignia of an admiral - yet there was no living thing of any sort in her. She was not even a passenger ship, but a drone, a robot ship intended for radioactive cargo. This trip she carried nothing but a lead coffin - and a Geiger counter that was never quiet.

New Scientist

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The Origins Of The Universe For Dummies

Author: Stephen Pincock
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119998190
Size: 13,11 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Do you want to learn about the physical origin of the Universe, but don’t have the rest of eternity to read up on it? Do you want to know what scientists know about where you and your planet came from, but without the science blinding you? ‘Course you do – and who better than For Dummies to tackle the biggest, strangest and most wonderful question there is! The Origins of the Universe For Dummies covers: Early ideas about our universe Modern cosmology Big Bang theory Dark matter and gravity Galaxies and solar systems Life on earth Finding life elsewhere The Universe’s forecast

The Earth Brokers

Author: Pratap Chatterjee
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317858107
Size: 14,32 MB
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Those of us who have watched the process have said that the Earth Summit has failed ... Multinational corporations, the United States, Japan, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund have got away with what they always wanted ... the Summit has ensured increased domination by those who already have power. Worse still, it has robbed the poor of the little power they had. It has made them victims of a market economy that has thus far threatened our planet ... few negotiators realised how critical their decisions are to our generation. By failing to address such fundamental issues as militarism, the regulation of transnational corporations, the democratisation of international aid agencies and the inequitable terms of trade, my generation has been damned." - Wagaki Mwangi, Kenyan, Youth delegate to the Earth Summit

Man Of Earth

Author: Algis Budrys
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575108347
Size: 15,71 MB
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His only escape was to become another man! Allen Sibley was a frightened little man - frightened for his life. In the corrupt, swindling world of cutthroat big business in which he was an important and pseudo-respectable figure, Allen Sibley had made the unforgivable error - he had found out. And worse, someone had known this would happen, someone who waited quietly to collect Allen Sibley's entire fortune in exchange for a gamble - but it was the only gamble which might save Sibley his life!