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Pursuits Unknown

By Ellen Clary
  • ISBN Code: : 1943006873
  • Publisher : She Writes Press
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
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Amy and her kelpie-shepherd mix, Lars, work with a search team that specializes in finding lost people. Despite his average-mutt appearance, Lars is no ordinary dog. He and Amy have a telepathic connection. While Lars has a lot to learn about human language, their bond allows them to communicate in unusual ways and is a boon to their success rate. When Amy and Lars find a missing scientist suffering from the Alzheimer's-like disorder "Disorientation," Amy and her support team realize this is not a typical lost-person case. Instead, this assignment appears to be an attempt to steal this man's highly sensitive research on nanotechnology—which, in the wrong hands, could be used to wipe out undesirables from their overpopulated world. Forced to go undercover to seek out the truth, Amy will have to confront—and surpass—her own limitations.

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  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing Singapore
  • Book Code : 1543742149
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 325
  • Pdf File: the-rubber-tapper-s-son.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It tells the story of a rubber tappers son who has to fight the odds of his rubber estate environment where he managed to pursue the highest level of education by obtaining his PhD. It tells the journey of his odds, difficulties, joys, and pursuits. It narrates how he had overcome his pitfalls and rose to finish his education. The book narrates the relationships he had with his family members, the rubber estate environment, and the school he studied in. The end of the book gives the message to the Malaysian Indian youths that they should also persevere to continue their studies and be a success. They should not give any excuse for being school dropouts. They should be good to their family, community, and the country.

Calculating the Cosmos

By Ian Stewart
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  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Book Code : 0465096115
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Members : 947
  • Pdf File: calculating-the-cosmos.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A prize-winning popular science writer uses mathematical modeling to explain the cosmos. In Calculating the Cosmos, Ian Stewart presents an exhilarating guide to the cosmos, from our solar system to the entire universe. He describes the architecture of space and time, dark matter and dark energy, how galaxies form, why stars implode, how everything began, and how it's all going to end. He considers parallel universes, the fine-tuning of the cosmos for life, what forms extraterrestrial life might take, and the likelihood of life on Earth being snuffed out by an asteroid. Beginning with the Babylonian integration of mathematics into the study of astronomy and cosmology, Stewart traces the evolution of our understanding of the cosmos: How Kepler's laws of planetary motion led Newton to formulate his theory of gravity. How, two centuries later, tiny irregularities in the motion of Mars inspired Einstein to devise his general theory of relativity. How, eighty years ago, the discovery that the universe is expanding led to the development of the Big Bang theory of its origins. How single-point origin and expansion led cosmologists to theorize new components of the universe, such as inflation, dark matter, and dark energy. But does inflation explain the structure of today's universe? Does dark matter actually exist? Could a scientific revolution that will challenge the long-held scientific orthodoxy and once again transform our understanding of the universe be on the way? In an exciting and engaging style, Calculating the Cosmos is a mathematical quest through the intricate realms of astronomy and cosmology.

The Story of Electricity

By John Munro
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1633550737
  • Total of Pages : 124
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 252
  • Pdf File: the-story-of-electricity.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The purpose of this little book is to present the essential facts of electrical science in a popular and interesting way, as befits the scheme of the series to which it belongs. Electrical phenomena have been observed since the first man viewed one of the most spectacular and magnificent of them all in the thunderstorm, but the services of electricity which we enjoy are the product solely of scientific achievement in the nineteenth century. It is to these services that the main part of the following discussion is devoted.

On the Origin of Mind

By Martin Wurzinger
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  • Publisher : On the origin of Mind
  • Book Code : 0646480758
  • Total of Pages : 520
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 711
  • Pdf File: on-the-origin-of-mind.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"'On the origin of Mind' is a detailed description of how the mind works. It explains the dynamics from the neuronal level upwards to the scale of group behaviour, society and culture."--Publisher's website.