Keeping the Moon

Keeping the Moon


Author : Sarah Dessen
Publisher : Viking Books for Young Readers
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Pages : 248 pages
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Fifteen-year-old Colie Sparks, a former fat girl, spends the summer working as a waitress in a beachside restaurant, staying with her overweight and eccentric Aunt Mira, and trying to explore her sense of self. By the author of Someone Like You.


The Moon and More

The Moon and More


Author : Sarah Dessen
Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN : 1101598727
Pages : 384 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (11 users)

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From the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Once and for All In her eleventh novel, Sarah Dessen returns to the beach town of Colby, setting of some of her best-loved books. Emaline is a Colby native, and so summer at the beach for her means hard work and a new population of beach goers. During this, her last summer before college, Emaline meets Theo while working for her family’s rental business. He’s a city boy who’s come to Colby as the assistant to a high-strung documentary filmmaker who’s in town to profile a reclusive local artist. Emaline knows he’s not her type, but she can’t help feeling drawn to him. And as their relationship develops, Emaline finds herself questioning her own goals, values, and choices in this classic Dessen romance. Sarah Dessen is the winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for her contributions to YA literature, as well as the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Books by Sarah Dessen: That Summer Someone Like You Keeping the Moon Dreamland This Lullaby The Truth About Forever Just Listen Lock and Key Along for the Ride What Happened to Goodbye The Moon and More Saint Anything Once and for All


Sarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen


Author : Wendy J. Glenn
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN : 9780810853256
Pages : 170 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (853 users)

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Looks at the life and works of Sarah Dessen, discussing the themes and characters found in her works.


The Basics of Physics

The Basics of Physics


Author : Richard Leroy Myers
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN : 0313328579
Pages : 365 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (313 users)

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An excellent introduction to the basics of physics from antiquity to the modern era, including motion, work, energy, heat, matter, light, electricity, quantum & nuclear physics.


The Steel Orb

The Steel Orb


Author : C. J. S. Hayward
Publisher : C.J.S. Hayward
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ISBN : 0615193617
Pages : 208 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (615 users)

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This anthology is one volume from C.J.S. Hayward's collected works. It includes an offbeat chain letter parody, a no less whimsical work (although more serious) in which a Church Father comments on a postmodern trend, a solemn farewell to a holiday, a look at all spirituality boiling down to two basic rules, a relatively long short story that looks at what, exactly, can be good about a life filled with pain, a paean of praise about the glory of the Creator reflected in the Creation, a dialogue exploring whether, exactly, time is what a watch measures, and then two closing, connected stories. One is a science fiction short story, and the other a fantasy novella, but they have much in common.


Space

Space


Author : Julia Jasmine
Publisher : Teacher Created Resources
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ISBN : 1557345872
Pages : 82 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (557 users)

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Explaining Science's Success

Explaining Science's Success


Author : John Wright
Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1317544897
Pages : 206 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (317 users)

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Paul Feyeraband famously asked, what's so great about science? One answer is that it has been surprisingly successful in getting things right about the natural world, more successful than non-scientific or pre-scientific systems, religion or philosophy. Science has been able to formulate theories that have successfully predicted novel observations. It has produced theories about parts of reality that were not observable or accessible at the time those theories were first advanced, but the claims about those inaccessible areas have since turned out to be true. And science has, on occasion, advanced on more or less a priori grounds theories that subsequently turned out to be highly empirically successful. In this book the philosopher of science, John Wright delves deep into science's methodology to offer an explanation for this remarkable success story.


Vistas in Astronomy

Vistas in Astronomy


Author : Arthur Beer
Publisher : Elsevier
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ISBN : 1483223701
Pages : 542 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (483 users)

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Vistas in Astronomy, Volume 2 covers the spectacular and interesting developments in the field of astronomy. This volume is organized into six parts encompassing 59 chapters that specifically explore solar-terrestrial relations, geophysics, planetary system, stellar astronomy, photometry, and spectroscopy. The first part deals with the events in the ionosphere, the absorption of radio waves in the ionosphere, solar flares, and cosmic rays. The second part reviews the geophysical aspects of astronomy, particularly Earth's atmosphere, the ozone layer, and the morphology of geomagnetic storms and bays. The third part examines the status of planetary system research concerning the minor planets, comets, and meteors, while the fourth part highlights research works on stars. The last two parts are devoted to the application of photometry and spectroscopy in delineating certain aspects of astronomy, including galactic cluster, eclipse, and stellar temperatures and luminosity. This book will be of value to astronomers, astrophysicists, geophysicists, and workers and researchers in the allied fields.


The Principia: The Authoritative Translation and Guide

The Principia: The Authoritative Translation and Guide


Author : Isaac Newton
Publisher : Univ of California Press
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ISBN : 0520290879
Pages : 992 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (52 users)

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In his monumental 1687 work,ÊPhilosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, known familiarly as theÊPrincipia, Isaac Newton laid out in mathematical terms the principles of time, force, and motion that have guided the development of modern physical science. Even after more than three centuries and the revolutions of Einsteinian relativity and quantum mechanics, Newtonian physics continues to account for many of the phenomena of the observed world, and Newtonian celestial dynamics is used to determine the orbits of our space vehicles. This authoritative, modern translation by I. Bernard Cohen and Anne Whitman, the first in more than 285 years, is based on the 1726 edition, the final revised version approved by Newton; it includes extracts from the earlier editions, corrects errors found in earlier versions, and replaces archaic English with contemporary prose and up-to-date mathematical forms. Newton's principles describe acceleration, deceleration, and inertial movement; fluid dynamics; and the motions of the earth, moon, planets, and comets. A great work in itself, theÊPrincipiaÊalso revolutionized the methods of scientific investigation. It set forth the fundamental three laws of motion and the law of universal gravity, the physical principles that account for the Copernican system of the world as emended by Kepler, thus effectively ending controversy concerning the Copernican planetary system. The illuminating Guide to Newton's PrincipiaÊby I. Bernard Cohen makes this preeminent work truly accessible for today's scientists, scholars, and students. Designed with collectors in mind, this deluxe edition has faux leather binding covered with a beautiful dustjacket. Ê


Lunar Settlements

Lunar Settlements


Author : Haym Benaroya
Publisher : CRC Press
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ISBN : 9781420083330
Pages : 801 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (83 users)

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Bringing together some of the most recognized and influential researchers and scientists in various space-related disciplines, Lunar Settlements addresses the many issues that surround the permanent human return to the Moon. Numerous international contributors offer their insights into how certain technological, physiological, and psychological challenges must be met to make permanent lunar settlements possible. The book first looks to the past, covering the Apollo and Saturn legacies. In addition, former astronaut and U.S. Senator Harrison H. Schmitt discusses how to maintain deep space exploration and settlement. The book then discusses economic aspects, such as funding for lunar commerce, managing human resources, and commercial transportation logistics. After examining how cultural elements will fit into habitat design, the text explores the physiological, psychological, and ethical impact of living on a lunar settlement. It also describes the planning/technical requirements of lunar habitation, the design of both manned and modular lunar bases, and the protection of lunar habitats against meteoroids. Focusing on lunar soil mechanics, the book concludes with discussions on lunar concrete, terraforming, and using greenhouses for agricultural purposes. Drawing from the lunar experiences of the six Apollo landing missions to the many American and Soviet robotic missions to current space activities and research, this volume summarizes the problems, prospects, and practicality of enduring lunar settlements. It reflects the key disciplines, including engineering, physics, architecture, psychology, biology, and anthropology, that will play significant roles in establishing these settlements.


Einstein For Dummies

Einstein For Dummies


Author : Carlos I. Calle
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN : 1118054482
Pages : 384 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (118 users)

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Genius demystified, the Dummies way! In 1905, Albert Einstein revolutionized modern physics with his theory of relativity. He went on to become a twentieth-century icon-a man whose name and face are synonymous with "genius." Now, at last, ordinary readers can explore Einstein's life and work in this new For Dummies guide. Physicist Carlos Calle chronicles Einstein's career and explains his work-including the theories of special and general relativity-in language that anyone can understand. He shows how Einstein's discoveries affected everything from the development of the atom bomb to the theory of quantum mechanics. He sheds light on Einstein's personal life and beliefs, including his views on religion and politics. And he shows how Einstein's work continues to affect our world today, from nuclear power to space travel to artificial intelligence.


Astronomy of the Satellites of the Earth, Jupiter and Saturn

Astronomy of the Satellites of the Earth, Jupiter and Saturn


Author : Charles Leadbetter
Publisher :
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Pages : 96 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

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The Enormous Room

The Enormous Room


Author : E. E. Cummings
Publisher : DigiCat
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Pages : 248 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (859 users)

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The Enormous Room (The Green-Eyed Stores) is an autobiographical novel by E. E. Cummings about his temporary imprisonment in France during World War I. Cummings served as an ambulance driver during the war. In late August 1917 his friend and colleague, William Slater Brown (known in the book only as B.), was arrested by French authorities as a result of anti-war sentiments B. had expressed in some letters. When questioned, Cummings stood by his friend and was also arrested. Cummings spent over four months in the prison. He met a number of interesting characters and had many picaresque adventures, which he compiled into The Enormous Room. The book is written as a mix between Cummings' well-known unconventional grammar and diction and the witty voice of a young Harvard-educated intellectual in an absurd situation.


Astronomy; or, the True system of the planets demonstrated, etc. [With plates.]

Astronomy; or, the True system of the planets demonstrated, etc. [With plates.]


Author : Charles LEADBETTER
Publisher :
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Pages : 104 pages
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200 Science Investigations for Young Students

200 Science Investigations for Young Students


Author : Martin Wenham
Publisher : SAGE
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ISBN : 0857022172
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (857 users)

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This book enables teachers to develop a complete range of basic investigations for science with students aged five to 11 years. It demonstrates how children can use hands-on activities to consolidate and extend their knowledge and understanding. Investigations are presented in a generic form, so that teachers can work through them and adapt them to meet the particular needs of their own classes. The presentation of activities ranges from highly-structured sequences of instructions and questions (with answers!), to more general discussions, depending on the approach needed and the likely variations in equipment and materials available. Each activity is aimed to help any teacher carry out significant scientific investigations with their class, and where necessary, to learn alongside them. - Almost every investigation and activity has been tested by the author. - Investigations use readily-available, non-specialist or recycled materials. The context of this book is children's need to learn through first-hand experience of the world around them. This book is an essential resource for teachers planning an effective science programme, or for student teachers needing to broaden their scientific knowledge and understanding. 200 Science Investigations for Young Students is the companion volume of activities which demonstrate the theories in Martin Wenham's Understanding Primary Science. The content has been guided by, but not limited to, The National Curriculum 2000 and the Initial Teacher Training Curriculum for Primary Science, issued by the Teacher Training Agency.


Astronomy without Mathematics

Astronomy without Mathematics


Author : Edmund Beckett Denison
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
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ISBN : 3375019823
Pages : 362 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (375 users)

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Reprint of the original, first published in 1869.


Astronomy without Mathematics

Astronomy without Mathematics


Author : Pliny E. Chase
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
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ISBN : 3752508396
Pages : 366 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (752 users)

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Reprint of the original, first published in 1869.