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Going for Broke
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,650. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Nature
(5.00 from 1 review)
Think birders are all old ladies with sensible shoes and in tweed? Think again. Birding is a competitive sport with no holds barred. In 1984 I ended up chasing a 300 bird year in the UK, this is the story of that chase and more besides. Fast cars, girls, hallucinations and very unsuitable footwear all feature in the tale and there are birds too.
THE MYTH OF HUMAN INTELLIGENCE: NATURE'S INCREDIBLE WAYS OF PROBLEM-SOLVING
Price: Free! Words: 51,960. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » System Theory, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Biology
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
Complex systems of varied nature, living and non-living, with or without a brain, end up in a strikingly similar state of functional and structural organization! Why? How? This is the basis of this book written by a medical doctor, who is also a biochemist. Quite often it is difficult to evade the question - does the brain really matter? The author draws on solid science to justify his argument.
Bernice and John: Finally Meeting Your Parents Who Died a Long Time Ago
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,040. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Earth sciences
"Bernice and John" is post-war Oklahoma history as seen through the eyes of a petroleum geologist who graduated from OU in 1935, and his highly perceptive wife who, upon being given a diagnosis of terminal cancer at age 47, decided to go to college. Part memoir and part social-political commentary, B&J makes a powerful argument for Oklahoma as the model of our evolving nation,
Hives in the City: Keeping Honey Bees Alive in an Urban World
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,670. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Agricultural science, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Ecology and Environment
Hives in the City tells the story of urban beekeepers working in the cities of the Mid-Atlantic region of the US. They keep their bees in surprising locations -- sometimes with surprisingly good results. But just as in other locations, bees in the cities often struggle. This book includes anecdotes about urban beekeeping, research on CCD, and information for those who want to help the bees.
E. robustus: The Biology and Human History of Gray Whales
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,460. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Biology
Whether you are a casual whale watcher or an avid observer of these animals, there is something in this book for you. Extensively illustrated with over 140 color photographs, maps and line drawings, this book makes information on the biology and human history of gray whales. Topics range from migrations and basic anatomy of gray whales to the latest research on their genetics.
THOUGHT-FORMS AND HALLUCINATIONS
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,150. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Neuroscience
“Thought Forms and Hallucinations – Some Curious Cases of Holographic Mind Process,” presents a comprehensive amount of anecdotal evidences challenging the classical view about human mind and consciousness. The book includes many real-life cases of the bodily manifestation of intensive thought processes. These case studies relate to creation of mental entities like Tibetan Tulpa, hallucinations..
European Disposal Operations
Price: $19.00 USD. Words: 66,680. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Environment, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Arms control
Ticking Time Bomb. Between 1946 and 1990, on the order of 754,975 tons (over 1.5 billion pounds or 684 million kilograms) of chemical weapons were disposed in European waters. At least 21 European Nations are now potentially at risk because of the expected toxic effect on marine life and the food chain.
The Whys and Whats of Weather
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,490. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Meteorology and Climate, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Global Warming & Climate Change
Weather science writer and analyst Steven Roberts invites you to come along as he goes well beyond discussing blizzards, climate change, El Niño, flash flooding and hurricanes. Here, you’ll learn about the Alberta Clipper, cell splitters, diurnal swing, omega blocks, snow bombs, train echo wave patterns, wintercanes and much more. Includes numerous links to online photos of weather phenomena.
The Infinity Delusion
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 53,550. Language: American English. Published: March 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Mathematics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Philosophy of Science
The book asks why people might believe that numbers ‘exist’, rather than simply being a concept of our minds? In particular, why should we believe that numbers that consist of the sum of an infinite number of other numbers added together exist? This book presents a convincing argument against the independent 'existence' of such concepts.
The Sacred Matrix: From the Matrix of Violence to the Matrix of Life, The Foundation for a New Civilization
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 152,350. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2014 by Verlag Meiga GbR. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Social psychology, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Anthropology
We all have a longing for a better world. Some of us even dare to think that such a world is actually possible, and that a world of peace, love, cooperation and abundance for all is necessary to our survival. "The Sacred Matrix" by Dieter Duhm is a manual on how to build such a new culture so that this profound yearning of humanity can be satisfied.
NASA Mishap Board Report on Serious Spacesuit Anomaly July 2013 ISS Space Station EVA EMU Suit Helmet Water Intrusion - Threatened Astronaut Luca Parmitano with Drowning
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 56,340. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
This is the NASA Mishap Investigation Board (MIB) report released to the public in February 2014 about the serious problem encountered with a spacesuit during a space station spacewalk in July 2013.
Hollow Planets: A Feasibility Study of Possible Hollow Worlds
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 305,410. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2014 by Grave Distractions Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Earth sciences
The great English astronomer, Sir Edmund Halley first proposed the Earth might be hollow. Later the great mathematician, Leonhard Euler speculated about this, as did the scientist, Sir John Leslie. Jules Verne's classic tale 'Journey to the Center of the Earth' was based on Leslie's ideas. Some religions maintain, to this day, that a vast Underworld exists inside the Earth.
NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission, Asteroid Initiative, Grand Challenge, Science, Deflection and Human Exploration Plans, Crew Systems, Solar Electric Propulsion, NEO Campaign
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 71,920. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This unique ebook provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the ambitious and controversial proposal by NASA to redirect a small asteroid into lunar orbit for later exploration by a human crew.
Nuclear Fusion Energy Encyclopedia: ITER Project, Burning Plasma, American and International Fusion Research Facilities, Spinoffs, FESAC Reports, Toroidal Magnetic Fusion
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 673,990. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Nuclear, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Power Resources / Nuclear
With twenty-six chapters and thousands of pages of text, this unique compilation of official information provides an incredibly comprehensive overview of all aspects of the worlds' quest for nuclear fusion energy, including the ambitious ITER experimental burning plasma project, U.S. fusion research and facilities, international efforts in China, Russia, South Korea, and other countries, and more.
2014 Complete Guide to the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline: State Department Final Supplemental EIS, Risks to the Environment and Water Resources, Congressional Report
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 203,160. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Environmental politics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Ecology and Environment
Gain a complete understanding of the important controversy about the Keystone XL pipeline project with this flowing-text e-book containing a collection of official documents - including the State Department Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) executive summary released in January 2014 - on the risks of the pipeline.
Bald Eagles in Alaska
Price: Free! Words: 150,840. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Zoology / Ornithology
We believe this book is still the best compilation of information about Bald Eagles in Alaska and therefore will be useful to scientists, resource managers, students and the public. Therefore we are pleased to offer this compilation to major libraries in Alaska and via the internet.
Coated With Fur: A Blind Cat's Love
Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 105,950. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Animals
Coated With Fur: A Blind Cat’s Love continues the story of a young woman who opened a veterinary hospital in Burnsville, Minn. Marvel when a blind cat helps Adam overcome a physical limitation. Follow Kris as she tries to collect a semen sample from Ivan the shy Doberman and delivers Ashley’s adorable golden retriever puppies. Through this book, experience the sheer joy of being a veterinarian.
The Funky Chicken: Memories, Truth & Tribute
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,440. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Agricultural science, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » American / General
Part memoir and part minutia, The Funky Chicken: Memories, Truth, & Trivia is the author’s fond remembrance of growing up in rural Western Maryland in the 1950s and early 1960s tending her family’s flock of Plymouth White Rocks. The story is nostalgic, heartwarming, a bit comical and fun, yet sometimes sad. A bonus is the extensive trivia portion of the book, rife with “all things chicken.”
Born This Way: Becoming, Being, and Understanding Scientists. Part 2: The Practice of Science and the Rise of Molecular Biology
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 61,470. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Molecular Biology, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Biology
A senior and well-published scientist describes, through anecdotes, parables, and stories how scientists design and evaluate experiments, using as examples analysis of the origin of AIDS and the rise of the field in which he participates, termed apoptosis or programmed cell death. Also through anecdotes and personal recollections he describes describes the origins of molecular biology.
العلم والدين
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 56,960. Language: Arabic. Published: January 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Quantum Theory
الكتاب يطرح أفكار ثورية جديدة حول مفهوم الحقيقة والوجود والخلق وحول فكرة الله. يشرح الكتاب أيضا مفهوم الإيمان ومدى علاقته في إنتاج المعرفة. يستخدم الكتاب النظريات العلمية والفيزيائية لتفسير مفاهيم وأفكار طالما احتكرتها الأديان واعتبرت نفسها صاحبة الوصاية عليها.