We Are The World

Author: Charles Fazzino
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ISBN: 9781223064376
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We Are The World from the Author: Charles Fazzino. 1,000-piece panoramic puzzle.

Water Light Time

Author: David Doubilet
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714846057
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Water Light Time from the Author: David Doubilet. Now available as a paperback, Water Light Time surveys over 25 years of the work of the world's leading underwater photographer, David Doubilet. This is the photographer's only book to include pictures of underwater territories from all around the world. This new paperback edition will make one of Phaidon’s most popular titles accessible to an even wider audience.

Wild Solutions

Author: Andrew James Beattie
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300105063
Size: 70.75 MB
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Wild Solutions from the Author: Andrew James Beattie. In this fascinating and abundantly illustrated book, two eminent ecologists explain how the millions of species living on Earth?some microscopic, some obscure, many threatened?not only help keep us alive but also hold possibilities for previously unimagined products, medicines, and even industries. In an Afterword written especially for this edition, the authors consider the impact of two revolutions now taking place: the increasing rate at which we are discovering new species because of new technology available to us and the accelerating rate at which we are losing biological diversity. Also reviewed and summarized are many ?new” wild solutions, such as innovative approaches to the discovery of pharmaceuticals, the ?lotus effect,” the ever-growing importance of bacteria, molecular biomimetics, ecological restoration, and robotics. ?An easy read, generating a momentum of energy and excitement about the potential of the natural world to solve many of the problems that face us.”?E. J. Milner-Gulland, Nature ?Must-reading for everyone.”?Simon A. Levin, author of Fragile Dominion: Complexity and the Commons ?An engaging book clearly intended to impress upon a lay audience the practical value of biological diversity. . . . An outstanding work.”?Ecology ?A most stimulating read for all those budding science students from secondary through graduate schools.”?Science Books & Films

The Encyclopedia Of Immaturity

Author: Klutz, Inc
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ISBN: 9781591746898
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The Encyclopedia Of Immaturity from the Author: Klutz, Inc. Presents a series of entries for amusing activities and tricks which include such projects as making a paper boomerang, sending a secret message with a rubber band, and building a domino chain with books and junk items.

Collapse

Author: Jared Diamond
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141976969
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Collapse from the Author: Jared Diamond. From the author of Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive is a visionary study of the mysterious downfall of past civilizations. Now in a revised edition with a new afterword, Jared Diamond's Collapse uncovers the secret behind why some societies flourish, while others founder - and what this means for our future. What happened to the people who made the forlorn long-abandoned statues of Easter Island? What happened to the architects of the crumbling Maya pyramids? Will we go the same way, our skyscrapers one day standing derelict and overgrown like the temples at Angkor Wat? Bringing together new evidence from a startling range of sources and piecing together the myriad influences, from climate to culture, that make societies self-destruct, Jared Diamond's Collapse also shows how - unlike our ancestors - we can benefit from our knowledge of the past and learn to be survivors. 'A grand sweep from a master storyteller of the human race' Daily Mail 'Riveting, superb, terrifying' Observer 'Gripping ... the book fulfils its huge ambition, and Diamond is the only man who could have written it' Economist 'This book shines like all Diamond's work' Sunday Times Jared Diamond (b. 1937) is Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. Until recently he was Professor of Physiology at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the widely acclaimed Guns, Germs, and Steel: the Fates of Human Societies, which also is the winner of Britain's 1998 Rhone-Poulenc Science Book Prize.

Out Of Control

Author: Kevin Kelly
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 078674703X
Size: 31.85 MB
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Out Of Control from the Author: Kevin Kelly. Out of Control chronicles the dawn of a new era in which the machines and systems that drive our economy are so complex and autonomous as to be indistinguishable from living things.

The Elements

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Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 1579128955
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The Elements from the Author: . Presents photographic representations of the one hundred and eighteen elements in the period table, along with facts, figures and stories about each one.

Rhymes Reasons

Author: James Christensen
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 9780867130409
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Rhymes Reasons from the Author: James Christensen. An annotated collection of nursery rhymes. The accompanying painting depicts all seventy-two rhymes that are printed in the book, plus one, which the reader is invited to identify.