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The Making of the Atomic Bomb
The Making of the Atomic Bomb
Paperback      ISBN: 0684813785
Traces the development of the atomic bomb from Leo Szilard's concept through the drama of the race to build a workable device to the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima
Foxfire 4: Fiddle Making, Springouses, Horse Trading, Sassafras Tea, Berry Buckets, Gardening, and Further Affairs of Plain Living
Foxfire 4
Fiddle Making, Springouses, Horse Trading, Sassafras Tea, Berry Buckets, Gardening, and Further Affairs of Plain Living
Paperback      ISBN: 0385120877
Offer a glimpse into the life, traditions, and crafts of Southern Appalachia
The Rebirth of Nature: The Greening of Science and God
The Rebirth of Nature
The Greening of Science and God
Paperback      ISBN: 0892815108
Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world's preeminent biologists, has revolutionized scientific thinking with his vision of a living, developing universe--one with its own inherent memory. In The Rebirth of Nature, Sheldrake urges us to move beyond the centuries-old mechanistic view of nature, explaining why we can no longer regard the world as inanimate and purposeless. Sheldrake shows how recent developments in science itself have brought us to the threshold of a new synthesis in which traditional wisdom, intuitive experience, and scientific insight can be mutually enriching.
The Illustrated Guide to Aerodynamics
The Illustrated Guide to Aerodynamics
Paperback      ISBN: 0830639012
Explains how aerodynamic factors affect all aircraft in terms of lift, thrust, drag, in-air performance, stability, and control
Bright Stars, Dark Trees, Clear Water: Nature Writings from North of the Border
Bright Stars, Dark Trees, Clear Water
Nature Writings from North of the Border
Paperback      ISBN: 1567920195
This anthology gathers writers from the United States, Canada, and Europe to provide the best collection of North American nature writing ever put between covers. And by North, we really mean North - admittedly a vast canvas, but one covered splendidly by Wayne Grady, from Pehr Kalm's "Travels in North America" (1753) to Gretel Ehrlich's moving essay about her encounters with seals in the frozen wastelands of the Arctic Circle (1992). Included are pieces by well known and much beloved writers (Audubon, Seton, Mowat, Thoreau, Matthiessen, and Peterson among them), alongside lesser known texts by writers whose work will come as revelations.
Travels of William Bartram
Travels of William Bartram
Paperback      ISBN: 0486200132
First inexpensive, illustrated edition of early classic on American geography, plants, Indians, wildlife, early settlers. Naturalist's poetic, lovely account of travels through Florida, Georgia, Carolinas from 1773 to 1778. Influenced Coleridge, Wordsworth, Chateaubriand. "A book of extraordinary beauty..." — New York Times. 13 illustrations.
Annals of the Former World
Annals of the Former World
Paperback      ISBN: 0374518734
A multilayered tale arranged in an organic succession of set pieces, flashbacks, biographical sketches, and human and lithic histories, explores North American geology, plate tectonics, and geologic time.
African Silences
African Silences
Paperback      ISBN: 0679731024
Examines the harsh political and economic realities that are ravaging Africa and its inhabitants, offering studies of the rare animals faced with extinction and the individuals working to preserve wild Africa
Maps of Meaning: An Introduction to Cultural Geography
Maps of Meaning
An Introduction to Cultural Geography
Paperback      ISBN: 0415090881
Reprint of a work published in 1989 by Unwin Hyman Ltd. Instead of reiterating the field's conventional emphasis on the evolution of cultural landscapes and the interpretation of past environments, this introduction reflects the current transformation of cultural geography and its new orientation with regard to social geography and cultural theory. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Discover the Stars
Discover the Stars
Paperback      ISBN: 0517565293
A guide to constellations, stars, and other celestial objects reveals the mythology surrounding the star groups and the star movement through the sky