The Shark S Paintbrush

Author: Jay Harman
Editor: Doubleday
ISBN: 9780385535717
Size: 19,39 MB
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An introduction to the scientific practice through which natural models are inspiring innovative solutions to pressing industrial challenges examines such examples as wind turbines based on whale fins and cockroach-emulating prosthetic limbs.

The Shark S Paintbrush

Author: Harman Jay
Editor: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
ISBN: 1857886054
Size: 12,98 MB
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In this amazing book Australian inventor and entrepreneur Jay Harman tells us how the natural world will help us overcome the 21st century's biggest industrial problems.


Author: David MacNeal
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250095514
Size: 17,90 MB
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"Creepy, beautiful, icky and amazing." —Penny Le Couteur, author of Napoleon's Button Insects have been shaping our ecological world and plant life for over 400 million years. In fact, our world is essentially run by bugs—there are 1.4 billion for every human on the planet. In Bugged, journalist David MacNeal takes us on an off-beat scientific journey that weaves together history, travel, and culture in order to define our relationship with these mini-monsters. MacNeal introduces a cast of bug-lovers—from a woman facilitating tarantula sex and an exterminator nursing bedbugs (on his own blood), to a kingpin of the black market insect trade and a “maggotologist”—who obsess over the crucial role insects play in our everyday lives. Just like bugs, this book is global in its scope, diversity, and intrigue. Hands-on with pet beetles in Japan, releasing lab-raised mosquitoes in Brazil, beekeeping on a Greek island, or using urine and antlers as means of ancient pest control, MacNeal’s quest appeals to the squeamish and brave alike. Demonstrating insects’ amazingly complex mechanics, he strings together varied interactions we humans have with them, like extermination, epidemics, and biomimicry. And, when the journey comes to an end, MacNeal examines their commercial role in our world in an effort to help us ultimately cherish (and maybe even eat) bugs.

Water Resources

Author: Alexander Lane
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118793900
Size: 16,99 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Over 7 billion people demand water from resources that the changing climate is making more and more difficult to harness. Water scarcity and shortage are increasingly common and conditions are becoming more extreme. Inadequate and inappropriate management of water is already taking its toll on the environment and on the quality of life of millions of people. Modern water professionals have a duty to develop sound water science and robust evidence to lobby and influence national and regional development policy and investment priorities. We need to be bold and brave to challenge the status quo, argue the case for change, and create a New Water Architecture. Water Resources: A New Water Architecture takes a unique approach to the challenges of water management. The stress caused by our desire to live, eat, and consume is examined in the context of Governance, the role of policy, and the commercial world. The authors share their nine-step vision for a New Water Architecture. Written by three industry practitioners, this book provides students, young professionals, policymakers, and those interested in the sustainability of our natural resources with a pragmatic and compelling perspective on how to manage the ultimate resource of our time.

Step Into Nature

Author: Patrice Vecchione
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476772932
Size: 18,25 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Step outside your door and reconnect with nature. From the author of Writing and the Spiritual Life comes a guide that will replenish your connection to the earth and inspire you to develop and strengthen your imagination. The natural world has inspired artists, seekers, and thinkers for millennia, but in recent times, as the pace of life has sped up, its demands have moved us indoors. Yet nature’s capacity to lead us to important truths, to invigorate and restore our imagination and equilibrium, is infinite. Step into Nature makes nature personal again by stimulating awareness and increasing our understanding of the environment. But being in nature doesn’t mean flying off to remote, faraway places. Nature is as close as opening your front door—and opening your heart to the sky above, the miniature gardens that push their way up between the sidewalk cracks in our cities, and the small stream just down the road. Patrice Vecchione demonstrates how nature can support and enhance your creative output, invigorate your curiosity, and restore your sense of connection to and love of the earth. Included throughout the book is “The Cabinet of Curiosities,” exercises and suggestions for practical and unexpected ways to stimulate your imagination, deepen your relationship with nature, and experience the harmony between creativity and the natural world.


Size: 16,77 MB
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Attitude Is Your Paintbrush

Author: James W. Moore
Editor: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426759843
Size: 15,60 MB
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Jim Moore's warm, conversational style inspires readers to transform negative, pessimistic attitudes into positive, optimistic attitudes centered on the love and hope of Jesus Christ. The book includes a study guide designed for both group and individual use, features questions related to each chapter and presents several options for study based on varied numbers of weeks devoted to the study.

Old Men S Balls And Other Phenomena 12 Prose Poems

Editor: Geoffrey Woolf
Size: 10,37 MB
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Make Your Own Brain

Author: Anthony Riddelll
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477139117
Size: 14,10 MB
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Anthony Riddelll Born in Adelaide Maimed in Sydney Jolly in Melbourne Participated in the good chamber, king carbon and the enemies of algebra, volvox (all music ensembles). Wrote: Betrayed By The Senses Pain Is A Sign Of Life Fingerprints On The Surface Of The Brain False Head Tomorrow Shall Be Punished Transparent Skin A Turnip In The Shape Of A Human Animalcule Recapitation Dog God Touched By A Mammal Summary of Make Your Own Brain: Jerry Cherry constructs a brain. The reader may suffer.