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Worst Case Scenario: Evacuate Earth!
Price: Free! Words: 18,280. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
An unofficial companion to the National Geographic television special, "Evacuate Earth". A rogue neutron star is headed for our solar system. Total destruction of the Earth is certain. Can we work together to design, assemble, supply, and launch a starship? Can some fraction of humanity be saved by evacuating the planet? This book is an insider's look at the docudrama. Includes photos. Now Rev 2!
Going Up
Price: Free! Words: 830. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Boson has been working hard on his calculations. There's a special ride he wants to catch, and he doesn't want to miss it.
Apocalypse Cruise
Price: Free! Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A little whimsy for the end of the Mayan calendar.
The 7 Strangest Trojan Asteroids
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,000. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy
This is the story of seven of the solar system’s strangest Trojan asteroids: APOPHIS BAPTISTINA CERES HEKTOR KLEOPATRA THEMIS TOUTATIS
Midge Fly and the End of The World
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 136,010. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Young Midge Fly and his best friend, Stick, are faced with the task of saving the world from an untimely (and untidy) demise; a task which is to some extent hampered by the fact that an 8-feet tall greenish mercenary by the name of Grobut, an extremely nasty Space Shuttle dealer, and the bulk of the Artooroian Fleet under the command of Admiral Voltor are all bent on stopping Midge and Stick.
Calculations for Science Fiction Writers/Circular Orbits
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Astrophysics
Circular orbits are the simplest kind, and some quick and easy calculations will make your science fiction stories involving planets and satellites a lot more credible. Circular motion, in general, can be described without calculus and vectors. All you need is a calculator. (Exponents don't come out right in the online version.)
Unified Field Theory: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 16,530. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays, Essay » Technology
Natural forces explained by pushing forces in nature, excluding innate attraction as an attribute of matter. The science of Newton and Einstein critiqued and dismissed for the most part. Gravity, magnetism and nuclear forces dealt with. New avenues for invention and discovery are discussed. The concept of harmonic transformation opens up scientific wonders and the music of the spheres is expanded.
George Gamow: The Whimsical Mind Behind the Big Bang
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,070. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Scientists, Inventors, Nonfiction » History » Biography
"George Gamow: The Whimsical Mind Behind the Big Bang" is the first complete biography of a colorful and influential physicist who instigated the modern Big Bang theory of the universe's birth. The book, rich in anecdotes reflecting Gamow's humorous and clowning side, is a detailed account of his scientific insights and contributions.
Special Relativity: A Concise Guide for Beginners
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 23,160. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Relativity
This book is based upon a PowerPoint presentation that I gave, to convey the remarkable theory of Special Relativity. Most of the explanation is given in terms of diagrams and simple descriptions, without much recourse to mathematics. It also acts as a prequel to my following book which deals with General Relativity
The Magicians of Form
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,090. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » General reference » Questions & answers, Nonfiction » General reference » Curiosities & wonders
Picture a ruby glittering in a king's crown. Stroll through a garden in spring, admiring the beautiful shapes before you. Gaze at a spiral galaxy through a reflecting telescope. Are there common elements in these experiences? Are such diverse forms governed and produced by similar laws? The magicians provide solutions.