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The Silliest Planet in the Galaxy. Dr. Pimento just can't keep his hands off things. He is a mad scientist, after all! But when he fiddles with the wiring on Blork's new ship, his mistake sends the entire crew hurtling off to the silliest planet in the galaxy.
A young scholar must journey around his planet to deliver a message and then to save his society.
In the past two years Robinson has published three well-received novels. This, his first collection of shorter work, is comprised of eight stories, including a World Fantasy Award winner and several Hugo and Nebula nominees.
Everyone in the Pee Wee Scouts wants to win a trip to Camp Blast Off, the super-cool summer camp where kids learn what it's like to be an astronaut. But there's only room for one scout from each troop in the country. So the Pee Wee Scouts set out to make the best project about the planets and the solar system: Roger is building model meteors and stars with light bulbs, Rachel is stirring up a recipe for freeze-dried peanut butter. Find out what Molly and Mary Beth are working on--maybe the most exciting project of all! The Pee Wees goof around, do good deeds, take on projects and have fun and adventures. Find out all about what scouts do in the other 38 Pee Wee Scout books you can get from Bookshare including: #1 Cookies and Crutches, #2 Camp Ghost-Away, #3 Lucky Dog Days, #4 Blue Skies, French Fries, #5 Grumpy Pumpkins, #6 Peanut-Butter Pilgrims, #7 A Pee Wee Christmas, #8 That Mushy Stuff, #9 Spring Sprouts, #10 The Pooped Troop, # 11 The Pee Wee Jubilee, #12 Bad, Bad, Bunnies, #13 Rosy Noses, Frozen Toes, #14 Sonny's Secret, #15 Sky Babies, #16 Trash Bash, # 17 Pee Wees On Parade, #18 Lights, Action, Land-ho!, # 19 Piles of Pets, #20 Fishy Wishes, #21 Pee Wees On skis, #22 Greedy Groundhogs, #23 All Dads on Deck, #24 Tricks and Treats, #25 Pee Wees on First, # 26 Super Duper Pee Wees, #27 Teeny Weeny Zucchinis, #28 Eggs With Legs, #29 Pee Wee Pool Party, #30 Bookworm Buddies, #31 Moans and Groans and Dinosaur Bones, #32 Stage Frightened, #33 Halloween Helpers, #35 Pedal Power, #36 Computer Clues # 37 Wild, Wild West, #38 Here Come the Clowns, and #39 Molly For Mayor.
Planet Without Apes demands that we consider whether we can live with the consequences of wiping our closest relatives off the face of the Earth. Leading primatologist Craig Stanford warns that extinction of the great apes--chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans--threatens to become a reality within just a few human generations. We are on the verge of losing the last links to our evolutionary past, and to all the biological knowledge about ourselves that would die along with them. The crisis we face is tantamount to standing aside while our last extended family members vanish from the planet. Stanford sees great apes as not only intelligent but also possessed of a culture: both toolmakers and social beings capable of passing cultural knowledge down through generations. Compelled by his field research to take up the cause of conservation, he is unequivocal about where responsibility for extinction of these species lies. Our extermination campaign against the great apes has been as brutal as the genocide we have long practiced on one another. Stanford shows how complicity is shared by people far removed from apes' shrinking habitats. We learn about extinction's complex links with cell phones, European meat eaters, and ecotourism, along with the effects of Ebola virus, poverty, and political instability. Even the most environmentally concerned observers are unaware of many specific threats faced by great apes. Stanford fills us in, and then tells us how we can redirect the course of an otherwise bleak future.
The Keys to Wellness Are Written in the Stars From impulsive Aries to balance-seeking Libra, methodical Virgo to sensitive Pisces, each astrological personality is distinct, with specific needs of body, mind, and spirit. In Planetary Apothecary, astrologer and nutritionist Stephanie Gailing offers a modern approach to the ancient healing art of medical astrology. You'll find wellness and lifestyle recommendations customized for your zodiac sign, including: * Health-Supporting Foods and Eating Tips * Spa and Wellness Therapies* Relaxation Practices* Yoga Poses * Aromatherapy* Natural Remedies* Flower Essences Filled with strategies and inspiration for nurturing body and soul, Planetary Apothecary brings the healing wisdom of the planets within reach to help you optimize your physical health and emotional well-being.From the Trade Paperback edition.
This concise, sophisticated introduction to planetary climates explains the global physical and chemical processes that determine climate on any planet or major planetary satellite--from Mercury to Neptune and even large moons such as Saturn's Titan. Although the climates of other worlds are extremely diverse, the chemical and physical processes that shape their dynamics are the same. As this book makes clear, the better we can understand how various planetary climates formed and evolved, the better we can understand Earth's climate history and future.
An authoritative introduction for graduate students in the physical sciences, this textbook explains the wide variety of physical, chemical, and geological processes that govern the motions and properties of planets. The second edition of this award-winning textbook has been substantially updated and improved. It now contains a reorganized discussion of small bodies, including a detailed description of the Kuiper belt and asteroid belt; a significantly expanded chapter on extrasolar planets and what they tell us about planetary systems; and appendixes providing a glossary of acronyms, tables of key spacecraft, a summary of observing techniques, and a sampling of very recent images. With over 300 exercises to help students apply the concepts covered, this textbook is ideal for courses in astronomy, planetary science and earth science, and well suited as a reference for researchers. Color versions of many figures and movie clips supplementing the text are available at www. cambridge. org/9780521853712.
This book describes the tectonic landforms resulting from major internal and external forces acting on the outer layers of solid bodies throughout the Solar System. It presents a detailed survey of tectonic structures at a range of length scales found on Mercury, Venus, the Moon, Mars, the outer planet satellites, and asteroids. A diverse range of models for the sources of tectonic stresses acting on silicate and icy crusts is outlined, comparing processes acting throughout the Solar System. Rheological and mechanical properties of planetary crusts and lithospheres are discussed to understand how and why tectonic stresses manifest themselves differently on various bodies. Results from fault population data are assessed in detail. The book provides methods for mapping and analysing planetary tectonic features, and is illustrated with diagrams and spectacular images returned by manned and robotic spacecraft. It forms an essential reference for researchers and students in planetary geology and tectonics.
A rich exploration of our solar system--what we know, what we wonder, what we believe.
What are all those things--comets, asteroids, meteorites, planets, moons, sun--floating around among the clouds? This book will tell you that and a whole lot more in an easy-to-read style.
Two complete novels which are "The Planet Explorer" and "The Forgotten Planet."
Planking -- grilling atop a slab of wood -- adds a lush, smoky flavor to foods with none of the labor-intensive mess of traditional pits and smokers. Though sales of planks are skyrocketing, there are few resources available that enable backyard cooks to take full advantage of this easy, exciting technique. The Plank Grilling Cookbook answers this growing need with an extensive array of recipes and helpful advice. Among the inventive offerings are entrees, such as Tuna with a Hoisin-Sherry Sauce, Lemon Herb Roast Chicken, Meat Loaf with Tomato and Red Pepper Sauce, and Sizzling Lamb Fajitas; vegetables and side dishes such as Stuffed Artichokes and Corn Guacamole; and even desserts, from Peach Sorbet to Pecan and Cinnamon Stuffed Apples with Caramel Sauce. The book helps readers choose between the different types of planks -- cedar, maple, alder, hickory, cherry, and oak -- and also features how-to and safety tips for successful plank grilling.
<p>If you're a solo website designer or part of a small team itching to build interesting projects with Drupal, this concise guide will get you started. Drupal’s learning curve has thrown off many experienced designers, particularly the way it handles design challenges. This book shows you the lifecycle of a typical Drupal project, with emphasis on the early stages of site planning. Learn how to efficiently estimate and set up your own project, so you can focus on ways to make your vision a reality, rather than let project management details constantly distract you.</p>
In an age where everything is measurable, understanding big data is an essential. From creating new data-driven products through to increasing operational efficiency, big data has the potential to make your organization both more competitive and more innovative. As this emerging field transitions from the bleeding edge to enterprise infrastructure, it's vital to understand not only the technologies involved, but the organizational and cultural demands of being data-driven. Written by O'Reilly Radar's experts on big data, this anthology describes:The broad industry changes heralded by the big data era What big data is, what it means to your business, and how to start solving data problems The software that makes up the Hadoop big data stack, and the major enterprise vendors' Hadoop solutions The landscape of NoSQL databases and their relative merits How visualization plays an important part in data work
Hopeless romantic Ivy Rhodesandanti-Cupid Bennett Westcottrequest the pleasure of your company fortheir disaster of a courtshipWedding planner Ivy Rhodes is the best in the business, and she's not about to let a personal problem stop her from getting ahead. So when she's asked to star in the reality TV show Planning for Love, it doesn't matter that the show's videographer happens to be a recent-and heartbreaking-one-night stand.Bennett Westcott admits he didn't handle his encounter with Ivy very well. But looking at her beautiful smile-and great body-through a camera lens every day? He can't be faulted for suggesting they have some no-strings fun.The more time they spend together, the more Ben realizes Ivy isn't the wedding-crazed bridezilla he'd imagined. But if he doesn't trust himself to make a relationship last, how can he convince Ivy to give him another chance?97,000 words
This book deals with the kinds of everyday questions working teachers face as they plan lessons and courses. Each chapter contains an analysis of the issue under discussion, as well as practical principles and sample activities.
Memorial services are not so much rites for the dead as celebrations by the living and for the living of the lives of those who have died. Such ceremonies are an important way of saying good-bye, yet most people are not sure exactly what to do when the task of arranging one falls to them.Here is a practical and supportive guide, explaining how to cope with all the details when efficiency is furthest from your mind:Timing, place, and who should participateSelecting a minister or spiritual leaderChoosing the right words and musicWriting a eulogySetting the scene with flowers, photos, and mementosBringing closure by providing food, drink, and companionship afterwardIn addition to two sample memorial services, an annotated bibliography and discography, and a listing of memorial societies throughout the country, Rob Baker offers helpful information and advice on funerals, cremation, undertakers (including where to look on the Web to evaluate what they have to offer), donating the body or its organs for medical purposes, as well as a brief history of funerary traditions.
How will you decide where to go to college? Visiting campus is the best way to understand what life is really like at a particular school, whether that school is close to home or across the country, a big university or a small liberal arts college. In Planning the Perfect College Visit?: Advice for Before You Go & Questions to Ask When You're There, the experts at the Princeton Review give you the tools you need to maximize what you can learn on campus. Inside this concise but thorough short ebook, you'll read about the best time to plan a trip to campus, what you should do while you're there, and how to evaluate what you find. You'll also find a "cheat sheet" with the most important questions to ask about a variety of topics, including: · Applying/Admissions · Academics · Administration · Dorms/Housing · Food · Extracurricular and Social Activities · Athletics · Technology · Surrounding Town · Transportation · Study Abroad · Financial · Internship/Careers · Politics · Religion · Holidays/Festivities · Campus Media · Students · Alumni · Campus/Facilities · And much more! In addition to containing guidelines for parents and students and a 9-step plan for planning a great campus trip, Planning the Perfect College Visit also contains a special section with tips on visiting military academies, women's colleges, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
If your dreams of a fairytale wedding have been clouded by a crippling fear of the open bar bill and nightmares of your discounted DJ grinding on your "single and ready to mingle" grandmother, then Planning Your Wedding Sucks will prove to be more vital than that glass of wine you crave every time you hear the phrase "nonrefundable deposit. " In this no-holds-barred guide to the most important party you'll ever attend, you'll learn: When it comes to your budget, size does matter How to create a guest list without sparking family drama that makes an episode of Cops look civilized When to book your vendors so you don't end up with a wedding that screams "Plan B" How to play nice with Momzilla and your brand-new monster-in-law Ways to avoid filing for divorce before your first dance The tricks to navigating the logistical nightmare that is your seating chart Alongside Joanne Kimes's signature Sucks humor, bridal industry insider Elena Donovan Mauer offers her expertise (and brutal honesty) to guide you through planning for the big day without pulling your hair, pawning your ring, or killing that guy who got you in this mess to begin with.
This book focuses readers on the function of plants and the role they play in our world. throughout life.
May Sarton describes living at her eighteenth-century house in Nelson, New Hampshire--how she acquired it, how it and the garden became part of her.
Using cases of plant migration documented by both historical and fossil evidence, Jonathan D. Sauer provides a landmark assessment of what is presently known, and not merely assumed, about the process.
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