Author: J. Sands
Category: Saint Kilda (Scotland)
Out Of This World is jam-packed with everything children need to know about space - from facts and statistics to real-life adventures. Boys and girls can find their way around the solar system, learn if aliens really could exist and discover the origins of the universe. Shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize 2012!
All the cool bits about space
Author: Clive Gifford
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Presents the efforts being made to search for intelligent life in the universe, discussing extoplanets, their characteristics, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence or SETI project, and the Drake Equation, used to calculate the odds of finding life.
The Amazing Search for an Alien Earth
Author: Jacob Berkowitz
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
The author analyzes the way the girls discuss pleasure in becoming "the eye" of the reader, use film to decode the genres of literature, master forms such as fantasy and Gothic, describe the differences between reading and viewing films, and identify only with animal rather than human characters. Blackford intertwines the vivid voices of her girl respondents with her own story of moving beyond her feminist and multicultural assumptions of how children are shaped by the stories we tell in literature. This breakthrough text presents surprising findings about how girls appreciate literature and what they enjoy about reading.
Why Literature Matters to Girls
Author: Holly Virginia Blackford
Publisher: Teachers College Press
How much do you know about space? Are you an asteroid expert or a gravity guru? Can you tell the difference between a meteoroid and a meteorite? Would you be able to spot the Pole Star in the night sky? Test your skills with quick quizzes, diagrams and charts. Power up your space knowledge with answers to your wackiest space questions!
Answers to Questions About Space
Author: Isabel Thomas
The dominant view in social science has been that the modern world shows a pattern of linear development in which all positive social trends rise (albeit at an uncertain speed) toward a relatively homogenized world. In the post-1945 period, some analysts contested this linear model, arguing that the modern world was rather one of escalating polarization. Their view was strengthened by the separate emergence within the natural sciences of complexity studies, which suggested that natural systems inevitably moved away from equilibrium, and at a certain point bifurcated radically. This book, based on a truly collaborative international research project, evaluates the empirical evidence in this debate in order to (1) give an adequate portrayal of the historical realities of the world-system, (2) draw a nuanced assessment about this debate, and (3) provide the basis on which we can not only envisage probable future trends but also draw conclusions about the policy and/or political implications of past and future research. The work of ten research clusters, based on crucial topics of overlapping nodes of social activity, provides a vantage-point with which to assess the basic issue; a clear picture emerges of "world-historical interpretations of continuing polarizations."
World-Historical Interpretations of Continuing Polarizations
Author: Immanuel Wallerstein
Category: Social Science
Originally published as About Zooming Time, Opal Moonbaby! this is the second book in a funny, warm-hearted series about friendship - and aliens! If you love Jacqueline Wilson, Cathy Cassidy or Liz Kessler, you'll love reading about Opal Moonbaby. Opal Moonbaby is spending a year on Earth. A whole year! Martha can't wait to take her to school, to introduce her to her friends and to recreate all the fun they had during the summer. But things don't turn out quite as expected and before Martha knows it, Opal is off making new friends, doing new things and throwing herself into life on Earth - and Martha can't keep up. When Opal's Uncle Bixie warns them that the nasty Mercurials, enemies from their home planet of Carnelia, are on their way to Earth, planning mischief, Martha begins to worry. But Opal is far too busy making friends to be bothering about those stupid Mercurials. Besides, her eyes would z-ray them immediately and she'd dazzle-kick them all the way back to Carnelia. Wouldn't she? Join Opal and Martha for an out-of-this-world-adventure!
Author: Maudie Smith
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The author, a poet and teacher, reflects on her experiences living in a community of Amish farmers in Iowa in 1993, explores the lore of the Great Plains settlers who came before them, and celebrates life on the land.
A Woman's Life Amongst the Amish
Author: Mary Swander
Publisher: Viking Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Coming Out of the World: Following the Lion of Judah is author Jose M. Palacio III’s heartfelt testimony of his faith and the divinely inspired vision of God’s infinite character, wisdom, and love for his followers. A veteran with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), he knows the difficulties God’s faithful can encounter. He discusses many of the struggles and obstacles Christian believers may face on a daily basis, including pride, sin, guilt, and other forms of immorality. Palacio also focuses on the godly ideas and tools we need to overcome these obstacles—faith, salvation, trust, and perseverance. Some chapters focus on biblical themes or ideas, while others focus on more practical topics. Coming Out of the World: Following the Lion of Judah provides readers with an inspiring and encouraging way to better understand their faith and their walk with the Lord. Even though the struggle may seem intense and almost unbearable at times, believers will be reassured they are not alone
Author: Jose M. Palacio III
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
In a brilliant synthesis of genetic, archaeological, linguistic and climatic data, Oppenheimer challenges current thinking with his claim that there was only one successful migration out of Africa. In 1988 Newsweek headlined the startling discovery that everyone alive on the earth today can trace their maternal DNA back to one woman who lived in Africa 150,000 years ago. It was thought that modern humans populated the world through a series of migratory waves from their African homeland. Now an even more radical view has emerged, that the members of just one group are the ancestors of all non-Africans now alive, and that this group crossed the mouth of the Red Sea a mere 85,000 years ago. It means that not only is every person on the planet descended from one African 'Eve' but every non-African is related to a more recent Eve, from that original migratory group. This is a revolutionary new theory about our origins that is both scholarly and entertaining, a remarkable account of the kinship of all humans. Further details of the findings in this book are presented at www.bradshawfoundation.com/stephenoppenheimer/
Author: Stephen Oppenheimer
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Social Science
Featuring a Lieutenant Eve Dallas novella and an Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novella, this New York Times bestselling anthology of paranormal romance will transport you to a time and a place you’ve never been before… In J. D. Robb's "Interlude in Death," Lieutenant Eve Dallas is forced to forsake duty to take down a rogue ex-cop at an off-planet police conference—and save the man she loves. In Laurell K. Hamilton's "Magic Like Heat Across My Skin," a kidnapping brings vampire hunter Anita Blake and the two men in her life closer than a woman, a vampire, and a werewolf have ever been before. Searching the universe for a missing ship, two telepaths lose themselves in each other—mind, body, and soul in Susan Krinard's "Kinsman." And in Maggie Shayne's "Immortality," a man pulls a drowning woman out of the sea, a centuries-old witch with one last wish to share with him—and one last hope. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: J. D. Robb,Laurell K. Hamilton,Susan Krinard,Maggie Shayne
First published in 1949, this spiritual classic by Neville Goddard captures the same intensity of thought and conviction which made Goddard famous amongst progressive thinkers. In this volume we see not only a profound religious feeling, but also a sense of the dignity and responsibility of human life. Our own feeling about the results of his experiments as a whole is that they are not just an addition to our existing knowledge, but require a revolution in our whole way of thinking about the world. A wonderful read!
Author: Neville Goddard
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
This collaborative book compiles 30 chapters on the theory and practice of designing and building inhabited environments in outer space. It is rich in graphics including diagrams, design drawings, digital renderings, and photographs of models and operational designs.
The New Field of Space Architecture
Author: A. Scott Howe,Brent Sherwood
Publisher: Amer Inst of Aeronautics &
Category: Technology & Engineering
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A Novel: Vol. II - Scholar's Choice Edition
Author: Mary Healy