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Holy the Firm
Holy the Firm
Paperback      ISBN: 0060915439
Writing about a moth consumed by a candle flame, a girl burned in an airplane accident, and a baptism on a cold beach, Dillard bears witness to the violent incursions of the Absolute into the wreck of space and her vision of the power play of holy fire
Short-Cut Math
Short-Cut Math
Paperback      ISBN: 0486246116
Clear, concise compendium of about 150 time-saving math short-cuts features faster, easier ways to add, subtract, multiply, and divide. Each problem includes an explanation of the method, a step-by-step solution, the short-cut solution, and proof, as well as an explanation of why it works. No special math ability needed.
History of Pi
History of Pi
Paperback      ISBN: 0312381859
Documents the calculation, numerical value, and use of the ratio from 2000 B.C. to the modern computer age, detailing social conditions in eras when progress was made
One Life at a Time, Please
One Life at a Time, Please
Paperback      ISBN: 0805006036
Essays discuss cowboys, urban growth, the preservation of the wilderness, hunting, illegal immigrants, wild horses, travel, parklands, and the responsibilities of the writer
Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal
Third Chimpanzee
The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal
Paperback      ISBN: 0060984031
A renowned scientist examines the less than two percent of human genes that distinguish us from chimpanzees and that link human behaviors--such as genocide, drug addiction, and the extermination of other species--to our animal predecessors
Stalking the Wild Pendulum: On the Mechanics of Consciousness
Stalking the Wild Pendulum
On the Mechanics of Consciousness
Paperback      ISBN: 0892812028
In his exciting and original view of the universe, Itzhak Bentov has provided a new perspective on human consciousness and its limitless possibilities. Widely known and loved for his delightful humor and imagination, Bentov explains the familiar world of phenomena with perceptions that are as lucid as they are thrilling. He gives us a provocative picture of ourselves in an expanded, conscious, holistic universe. Â
West With the Night
West With the Night
Paperback      ISBN: 0865471185
Describes growing up in an Africa that no longer exists, training and breeding race horses, flying mail to Sudan, and being the first woman to fly the Atlantic, east to west
Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness
Desert Solitaire
A Season in the Wilderness
Paperback      ISBN: 0671695886
An account of the author's experiences, observations, and reflections as a seasonal park ranger in southeast Utah
The Control of Nature
The Control of Nature
Paperback      ISBN: 0374522596
Profiles the various places where humankind is struggling to control the forces of nature, discussing both the natural forces at work and the individuals who attempt to foil them
Ever Since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History
Ever Since Darwin
Reflections in Natural History
Paperback      ISBN: 0393308189
Stephen Jay Gould reexamines Darwin's theory in light of the findings of modern evolutionary biology and shows the ways in which biological theories have been concocted to justify social ills