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Pieces of the Frame
Pieces of the Frame
Paperback      ISBN: 0374514984

Pieces of the Frame is a gathering of memorable writings by one of the greatest journalists and storytellers of our time. They take the reader from the backwoods roads of Georgia, to the high altitude of Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico; from the social decay of Atlantic City, to Scotland, where a pilgrimage for art's sake leads to a surprising encounter with history on a hilltop with a view of a fifth of the entire country. McPhee's writing is more than informative; these are stories, artful and full of character, that make compelling reading. They play with and against one another, so that Pieces of the Frame is distinguished as much by its unity as by its variety. Subjects familiar to McPhee's readers--sports, Scotland, conservation--are treated here with intimacy and a sense of the writer at work.

Rising from the Plains
Rising from the Plains
Paperback      ISBN: 0374520658

Rising from the Plains is John McPhee's third book on geology and geologists. Following Basin and Range and In Suspect Terrain, it continues to present a cross section of North America along the fortieth parallel--a series gathering under the overall title Annals of the Former World.

The Control of Nature
The Control of Nature
Paperback      ISBN: 0374522596

The Control of Nature is John McPhee's bestselling account of places where people are locked in combat with nature. Taking us deep into these contested territories, McPhee details the strageties and tactics through which people attempt to control nature. Most striking is his depiction of the main contestants: nature in complex and awesome guises, and those attempting to wrest control from her - stubborn, sometimes foolhardy, more often ingenious, and always arresting characters.

Secrets of the Universe: Essays on Family, Community, Spirit, and Place
Secrets of the Universe
Essays on Family, Community, Spirit, and Place
Paperback      ISBN: 0807063312

Ranging from an autobiographical tour-de-force that describes a childhood spent with an alcoholic father to Looking at Women, a reflection on male yearning and confusion, to a look at the place--or absence--of nature in recent American fiction.

Nature Word
Nature Word
Paperback      ISBN: 089281036x

The first part of the book, written in a single, uninterrupted flow of inspiration, takes the form of answers from the word of nature to questions posed by the rational mind. The second part of the book consists of philosophical reflections on the first and proposes the practice of imagination as a way of evolutionary development. Many traditions have spoken of a higher consciousness, but Schwaller de Lubicz's attempt to formulate in modern terms an alchemical science of qualities, functions, analogies and signatures is unique.

Rethinking Technologies
Rethinking Technologies
Paperback      ISBN: 0816622159
Moon by Whale Light: And Other Adventures Among Bats, Penguins, Crocodilians, and Whales
Moon by Whale Light
And Other Adventures Among Bats, Penguins, Crocodilians, and Whales
Paperback      ISBN: 0679742263

Describes the evolution, behavior, habitats, and threats to whales, penguins, crocodilians, and bats

The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power
The Prize
The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power
Paperback      ISBN: 0671799320

Hailed by The New York Times as a book that must be read to understand the first thing about the role of oil in modern history, Yergin's bestselling Pulitzer Prize-winner has been made into an exciting 8-part miniseries to air on PBS in January 1993. 32 pages of photos.

Parallel Universes: The Search for Other Worlds
Parallel Universes
The Search for Other Worlds
Paperback      ISBN: 0671696017

From renowned physicist Fred Alan Wolf comes his enthralling and accessible exploration of parallel universes and the various theories surrounding them.

In this enthralling read (Publishers Weekly), travel through the frontiers of space as physicist Fred Alan Wolf guides you through the complex yet intruging concept of parallel universes. Challenge your preceptions of the universe and explore ideas as varied as superspace theater and zero-time ghosts and even explore a future where time travel is real and black holes are gateways rather than endings.
Weather for the Mariner, 3rd Edition
Weather for the Mariner, 3rd Edition
Hardcover      ISBN: 0870217569

This mariner's guide to the weather provides information on weather warnings and fronts, the Beaufort Scale, cloud formations, fog, storms, wind, waves and swells, barometer use, and simple forecasting methods in one easy-to-read volume. It also offers an entire chapter on acid rain and its effects on mariners and their electronic equipment. It is an essential volume for any seamanship bookshelf.