Mad Like Tesla

Author: Tyler J. Hamilton
Publisher: ECW Press
ISBN: 1770410082
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Nikola Tesla was the father of the modern electricity system. A man ahead of his time, he was mocked by a scientific community often unable to comprehend the significance of his innovations or the purpose behind his controversial experiments. Tesla, who predicted the threat now known as global warming more than 100 years ago, was labelled a mad scientist in his later years and died a failed businessman. Mad Like Tesla explores some of the latest and most 'out there' energy innovations and the entrepreneurs and academics behind them.

Mad Like Tesl

Author: Tyler Hamilton
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
ISBN: 9781459650046
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Climate change solutions so crazy they just might work! A search for the contemporary Nikola Tesla ‐ considered a mad scientist by his society for predicting global warming more than 100 years ago - fuels this analysis of climate issues, which introduces thinkers and inventors who are working to find possible ways out of the energy crisis. From Louis Michaud, a retired refinery engineer who claims we can harness the energy of man - made tornadoes, to a professor and a businessman who are running a company that genetically modifies algae so it can secrete ethanol naturally, these individuals and their unorthodox methods are profiled through first - person interviews, exposing the social, economic, financial, and personal barriers that prevent them from making an impact with their ideas. The existing state of green energy technologies, such as solar, wind, biofuels, smart grid, and energy storage, is also explored, creating a sense of hope against a backdrop of climate dread.

The Mystery In The Amazon Rainforest South America

Author: Carole Marsh
Publisher: Gallopade International
ISBN: 0635070170
Size: 20.18 MB
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When you purchase the Library Bound mystery you will receive FREE online eBook access! Carole Marsh Mystery Online eBooks are an easy, effective, and immediate way to read your favorite Carole Marsh Mystery on the go! Each web-hosted Online eBook is filled with the same exact pages as the book, plus additional features like pages that ÒflipÓ with a fun sound as you read, a full chapter directory, full-screen and thumbnail viewing capabilities, and more! - Online eBooks allow readers to access their book anytime, from anywhere - by using a computer, tablet, or other device with Internet access. - They require NO additional access or hosting fees - When you purchase a library bound Carole Marsh Mystery book, you get unlimited access to the Online eBook version for FREE. - You donÕt need to download Online eBooks - they are available to you online 24/7! - Online eBooks are available exclusively from Gallopade, and are compatible with Macs, PC, iPad, and other devices with Internet access. Grant and Christina have a new friend named Sam. Her mom and dad own a school supply store. One day Sam reads a book about the famous Amazon River and rainforest and soon everyone is off with Mimi and Papa on the Mystery Girl airplane to a great adventure! Well, that is, if you like sizable snakes, a terrifying tarantula, toe-nibbling fish, messy monkeys, witch doctors, poison arrows, swinging from vines, getting lost, getting scared. Whew! An amazing Amazon boy helps solve the mystery as he guides the kids through the maze of ancient ruins at the famous city of Machu Picchu ("which sounds like a sneeze when you say it real fast!" says Grant). Don't miss this mystery - it's wiiillldddd! This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, Built-In Book Club and activities. This book includes a map, inline glossary definitions, and lots more! This Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level and a Developmental Reading Assessment.Ê LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more! Places: Amazon River - Guarulhos International Airport - Amazon Rainforest - Rainforest Hotel - Native Village - Ancient Machu Picchu, Peru (specifically the Jail) - Inca Trail, Machu Picchub- Amazon River Basin in Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, and Paraguay Educational Items: Rainforests including size, bugs, history, habitat, conservation, - Cabana Rooms in Rainforest Hotel - Machu Piccu including its history, buildings, construction and architecture - Howler Monkeys - Witch Doctors - Gemstones including their natural state - Amazon Rainforest Wildlife - including, caimans, poison dart frogs, Morpho butterflys, bugs, piranhas - Carnival (including the Samba) in Rio de Janeiro - The Jungle including safe traveling techniques - Indigenous Foods of the Amazon including Crab, Rice, Fish, and Coconut Ð Pygmies Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.6 Accelerated Reader Points: 3 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 118326 Lexile Measure: 700 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q Developmental Assessment Level: 40

Mother Nature Is Trying To Kill You

Author: Dan Riskin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476767130
Size: 33.27 MB
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It may be a wonderful world, but as Dan Riskin (cohost of Discovery Canada’s Daily Planet) explains, it’s also a dangerous, disturbing, and disgusting one. At every turn, it seems, living things are trying to eat us, poison us, use our bodies as their homes, or have us spread their eggs. In Mother Nature Is Trying to Kill You, Riskin is our guide through the natural world at its most gloriously ruthless. Using the seven deadly sins as a road map, Riskin offers dozens of jaw-dropping examples that illuminate how brutal nature can truly be. From slothful worms that hide in your body for up to thirty years to wrathful snails with poisonous harpoons that can kill you in less than five minutes to lustful ducks that have orgasms faster than you can blink, these fascinating accounts reveal the candid truth about “gentle” Mother Nature’s true colors. Riskin’s passion for the strange and his enthusiastic expertise bring Earth’s most fascinating flora and fauna into vivid focus. Through his adventures— which include sliding on his back through a thick soup of bat guano just to get face-to-face with a vampire bat, befriending a parasitic maggot that has taken root on his head, and coming to grips with having offspring of his own—Riskin makes unexpected discoveries not just about the world all around us but also about the ways this brutal world has shaped us as humans and what our responsibilities are to this terrible, wonderful planet we call home.

Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything

Author: Timothy Caulfield
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807039705
Size: 23.49 MB
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"An exploration of the effect our celebrity-dominated culture has on our ideas of living the good life Our perceptions of beauty, health, success, and happiness are framed by a popular culture that is increasingly disconnected from reality. This isn't just a hyperbolic assertion. Research tells us that our health decisions and goals are influenced by both celebrity culture and celebrity endorsements, that our children's ambitions are now overwhelmingly governed by the fantasy of fame, and that our ideals of beauty and success are mediated through a celebrity-dominated worldview. The celebrity brand is at once the most desired state of being (modern-day royalty!) and one of the most socially problematic. Health law and policy researcher Timothy Caulfield provides a fun look into the celebrity world, including interesting facts and anecdotes, as well as a boatload of practical and evidence-based advice on everything from diet, skin care, and colon cleanses to detoxing from our celebrity ambitions. Caulfield tries out for American Idol, has a professional makeover, and endures the Gwyneth Paltrow-endorsed cleanse in this thoroughly unique, engaging, and provocative book"--

Inside Pee Wee S Playhouse

Author: Caseen Gaines
Publisher: ECW Press
ISBN: 1770900403
Size: 11.46 MB
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Between 1986 and 1991, nearly ten million people a week watched Pee-wee's Playhouse, the critically acclaimed and widely successful children's program broadcast on CBS. Now, on the 25th anniversary of the show, the complete behind-the-scenes story is being told for the first time by those who experienced it. Complete with an episode guide, biographical information about the cast and key members of the show's creative team, never-before-told anecdotes, and previously unpublished photos, Inside Pee-wee's Playhouse takes the first in-depth look behind the program TV Guide recently cited as one of the top ten cult classics of all time. Paul Reubens (as Pee-wee Herman) has been making a comeback since August 2010, appearing on Saturday Night Live, The View, The Jimmy Kimmel Show, Conan, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He starred in a successful stage revival of his live show in January and February of 2010, and it hit Broadway later that year. It's been turned into a special on HBO. His public Twitter and Facebook accounts boast over one million fans and followers. Inside Pee-wee's Playhouse is the first comprehensive look at this amazingly successful (and still revered) children's program. Pee-wee Herman fans have been energized recently by the character's re-emerging presence. From casual fans to devout followers, everyone will be interested in taking a look Inside Pee-wee's Playhouse.

Fake Science 101

Author: Phil Edwards
Publisher: Adams Media
ISBN: 1440527016
Size: 39.94 MB
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Provides humorous answers to pressing questions in astronomy, biology, chemistry, and physics, including if there is life on Mars, why humans age, and what the world would be like without gravity.

The Origin Of Feces

Author: David Waltner-Toews
Publisher: ECW Press
ISBN: 1770903976
Size: 16.91 MB
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An entertaining and enlightening exploration of why waste matters, this cultural history explores an often ignored subject matter and makes a compelling argument for a deeper understanding of human and animal waste. Approaching the subject from a variety of perspectives--evolutionary, ecological, and cultural--this examination shows how integral excrement is to biodiversity, agriculture, public health, food production and distribution, and global ecosystems. From primordial ooze, dung beetles, bug frass, cat scats, and flush toilets to global trade, pandemics, and energy, this is the awesome, troubled, uncensored story of feces.

I M Walking As Straight As I Can

Author: Geri Jewell
Publisher: ECW Press
ISBN: 1554909759
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Born with cerebral palsy, Geri Jewell inspired a generation of young people when she became the first person with a disability to appear in a recurring role on prime-time television, with her groundbreaking character on the sitcom The facts of life. This candid memoir details her experiences from her traumatic birth to her rise to stardom as a stand-up comic to becoming a television star, followed by a downward spiral, tax problems, drug addiction, marriage, and an accident that nearly claimed her life.

Science Left Behind

Author: Alex Berezow
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1610391659
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To listen to most pundits and political writers, evolution, stem cells, and climate change are the only scientific issues worth mentioning—and the only people who are anti-science are conservatives. Yet those on the left have numerous fallacies of their own. Aversion to clean energy programs, basic biological research, and even life-saving vaccines come naturally to many progressives. These are positions supported by little more than junk-science and paranoid thinking. Now for the first time, science writers Dr. Alex B. Berezow and Hank Campbell have drawn open the curtain on the left's fear of science. As Science Left Behind reveals, vague inclinations about the wholesomeness of all things natural, the unhealthiness of the unnatural, and many other seductive fallacies have led to an epidemic of misinformation. The results: public health crises, damaging and misguided policies, and worst of all, a new culture war over basic scientific facts—in which the left is just as culpable as the right.