Is the Planet Full?


Author: Ian Goldin
Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)
ISBN: 0199677778
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 245
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Can our planet support the demands of the ten billion people anticipated to be the world's population by the middle of this century? This book explores the contexts, costs, and benefits of a burgeoning population on our economic, social, and environmental systems.

How to Cool the Planet

Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth's Climate
Author: Jeff Goodell
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547487134
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 272
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“Thoughtful, informative, and darkly entertaining. It’s the best treatment of this important (and scary) topic you can find.” —Elizabeth Kolbert Right now, a group of scientists is working on ways to minimize the catastrophic impact of global warming. But they’re not designing hybrids or fuel cells or wind turbines. They’re trying to lower the temperature of the entire planet. And they’re doing it with huge contraptions that suck CO2 from the air, machines that brighten clouds and deflect sunlight away from the earth, even artificial volcanoes that spray heat-reflecting particles into the atmosphere. This is the radical and controversial world of geoengineering, which only five years ago was considered to be “fringe.” But as Jeff Goodell points out, the economic crisis, combined with global political realities, is making these ideas look sane, even inspired. Goodell himself started out as a skeptic, concerned about tinkering with the planet’s thermostat. We can’t even predict next week’s weather, so how are we going to change the temperature of whole regions? What if a wealthy entrepreneur shoots particles into the stratosphere on his own? Who gets blamed if something goes terribly wrong? And perhaps most disturbing, what about wars waged with climate control as the primary weapon? There are certainly risks, but Goodell believes the alternatives could be worse. In the end, he persuades us that geoengineering may just be our last best hope—a Plan B for the environment. His compelling tale of scientific hubris and technical daring is sure to jump-start the next big debate about the future of life on earth. “Goodell explores with infectious curiosity and thoughtful narration this strange, promising, and untested suite of climate fixes.” —BusinessWeek “A quick, enjoyable read through a complex, timely topic. And after you read it, you’ll never look at the sky or the ocean—or Earth, really—in quite the same way again.” —The Christian Science Monitor

The Red Planet: Full Disclosure


Author: John Reizer
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557381096
Category:
Page: 120
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Since his twelfth birthday, when he first viewed the magnificent celestial body through a small telescope, Serpentine Seilente had a tremendous fascination with the mysterious Red Planet.Now, many years later, while working as a data and imaging specialist for the Government’s Space Agency,an older and wiser Serpentine has uncovered a Government conspiracy of enormous proportions.Serpentine is convinced that the Space Agency has been systematically altering raw images coming from this foreign world so that the final prints, being released to the public, depict a disingenuous view of the world’sclosest planetary neighbor.In an absolute race against the Government, Serpentine attempts to disclose classified information,about the Red Planet, to the civilian population. In doing so, he and the reader learn why the Governmentand its Space Agency have gone to such great lengths to prevent this from happening.

Development


Author: Ian Goldin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198736258
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 216
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What do we mean by development? How can citizens, governments, and the international community foster development? The process by which nations escape poverty and achieve economic and social progress has been the subject of extensive examination for hundreds of years. The notion of development itself has evolved from an original preoccupation with incomes and economic growth to a much broader understanding of development. In this Very Short Introduction Ian Goldin considers the contributions that education, health, gender, equity, and other dimensions of human well-being make to development, and discusses why it is also necessary to include the role of institutions and the rule of law as well as sustainability and environmental concerns. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

MTD Comics

Vol 2
Author: Michael Dillard
Publisher: Michael Dillard
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 69
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Welcome once again to my universe, eight more stories for you all. We go deeper into the rabbit hole with origins of many characters. Action, adventure, and fantasy from each world. More characters with stories to tell. Sit back and relax for the second installment of stories, enjoy.

The Complete Works of Thomas Dick, LL.D.


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion and science
Page: N.A
View: 1919
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Stars on the Earth

Domes and Stargates, and How to Interact with Them
Author: Richard Leviton
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595851452
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 458
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Discover the wonderful secret the Earth holds for us-that the stars of the galaxy live on our planet. Holograms of high-magnitude stars over holy mountains. Physical travel to other planets through stargates on the Earth's surface. Near instantaneous transportation across the planet through quick-way portals. Outrageous science fiction or sober geomantic fact? Earth Mysteries researcher Richard Leviton takes you on a wild tour of three geomantic features of our planet and reveals that what science fiction has dreamed the Earth in fact offers us. Stars on the Earth combines scholarship, clairvoyance, and field experience with the latest discoveries of geology and astrophysics and the timeless insights of the world's myths to open the planetary door to the stars. It's all part of the Earth's unsuspected but staggeringly rich endowment as a designer planet. Our planet was precisely designed and implemented for us, and it's equipped with a visionary geography that mirrors features of the galaxy and Heavens. Why are so many of the Earth's mountains said to be holy, producing visions and encounters with the "gods?" They all have canopies of light called domes, each transmitting the presence of a galactic star. What is the geomantic origin of the Bermuda Triangle? Two dysfunctional stargates. If working properly, they and the Earth's other two million stargates could transport us rapidly to other planets. Is there a way to travel quickly across the planet without using cars, airplanes, boats, or trains? Yes, and it's called a traversable wormhole, and the Earth has thousands of them awaiting our discovery and use. Come join the tour of a planet you've never seen before: our own star-infused Earth.

Dynamics of Comets and Asteroids and Their Role in Earth History

Proceedings of a Workshop held at the Dynic Astropark ‘Ten-Kyu-Kan’, August 14–18, 1997
Author: Shin Yabushita,Jacques Henrard
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401713219
Category: Science
Page: 292
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The last decade of this century has seen a renewed interest in the dynamics and physics of the small bodies of the Solar System, Asteroids, Comets and Meteors. New observational evidences such as the discovery of the Edgeworth-Kuiper belt, refined numerical tools such as the symplectic integrators, analytical tools such as semi-numerical perturbation algorithms and in general a better understanding of the dynamics of Hamiltonian systems, all these factors have converged to make possible and worthwhile the study, over very long time spans, of these "minor" objects. Also the public, the media and even some political assell}blies have become aware that these "minor" objects of our planetary environnement could become deadly weapons. Apparently they did have a role in Earth history and a role more ominous than "predicting" defeat (or victory, why not?) to batches of credulous rulers. Remembering what may have happened to the dinosaurs but keeping all the discretion necessary to avoid creating irrational scares, it may not be unwise or irrelevant to improve our knowledge of the physics and dynamics of these objects and to study in particular their interactions with our planet.

My Teacher Flunked the Planet


Author: Bruce Coville
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439112517
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 176
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Alien Invasion of Earth! Peter Thompson, a typical seventh-grader, finds himself touring the planet with his friends Susan Simmons and Duncan Dougal—and three aliens in disguise! Their mission? To file the final report that will determine Earth’s future in the universe. As the clock ticks away the hours before their meeting in space, the tour becomes weirder and weirder. The three friends come face-to-face with a plague of poots and “Big Julie”—the weirdest alien yet! Meanwhile Peter discovers a secret that has been hidden for decades. Will his discovery save Earth, or is it already too late to stop the aliens from destroying the planet?

Healing the planet

strategies for resolving the environmental crisis
Author: Paul R. Ehrlich,Anne H. Ehrlich
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman
ISBN: 9780201632248
Category: Science
Page: 366
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The authors highlight critical environmental problems and suggest national and international measures by which the problems can be alleviated

The Complete Works of Thomas Dick


Author: Thomas Dick
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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The Earth Planet Is Full of Wish

The Olympic Games (First Book)
Author: Nader & Mitra Shiri
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781475912647
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Vicki, who was born at the same time of lighting the Barcelona Summer Olympic Cauldron, considers herself as an original Olympic Child. She lives with her family in a home above a bookshop where her father and grandpa work; they are fond of books avidly while Vicki thinks reading book is a boring work and prefers sport to book. She wishes to obtain the gold medal of the Olympics in diving. Vicki travels to Athens as a tourist for watching the 2004 Summer Olympic Games with her mother, who is a sport journalist, and during this trip she unwillingly starts reading a book; a book that by reading it her brother is going to reveal a mysterious secret for her. Vicki reads the book in the hope of finding her brother’s secret, while she doesn’t know that reading this book produces great changes in her life and involves her in new adventures, the adventures that carry her to a fantasy world.

Appletons' Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events

Embracing Political, Military, and Ecclesiastical Affairs; Public Documents; Biography, Statistics, Commerce, Finance, Literature, Science, Agriculture, and Mechanical Industry
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
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Appletons' Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events

Embracing Political, Military, and Ecclesiastical Affairs; Public Documents; Biography, Statistics, Commerce, Finance, Literature, Science, Agriculture, and Mechanical Industry
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
View: 1915
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Guiding Principles for the Planet

The New Paradigms: Meditations on Cartesian Themes
Author: Lorna Green
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595307825
Category: Philosophy
Page: 237
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"She has heard the voices Lorna Green is someone to be listened to." -Thomas Berry These essays are offered as a new system of thought to a world sorely in need of one. They are a self-portrait in ideas and replace the dualisms of the previous age-that have brought about our present ills-with a fresh, new, Feminine, unity consciousness of Being. They are a metaphysics founded on one key idea: That consciousness is the light we are seeking, that consciousness is first and fundamental in the universe, not matter. The universe is essentially spiritual, not material. This "Copernican" reversal has implications for every department of knowledge, especially for modern science and our ways of thinking about ourselves, the Earth and the universe. Written around the author's experience of wilderness life, as a convert to God after long studies in science and philosophy, this work will re-enchant you with the possibilities for life on Earth. Each essay is short, simply and clearly written, accessible to young and old alike.

The American Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year ...


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
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A Complete System of Astronomy


Author: Samuel Vince
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 571
View: 6826
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Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events ...

Embracing Political, Military, and Ecclesiastical Affairs; Public Documents; Biography, Statistics, Commerce, Finance, Literature, Science, Agriculture, and Mechanical Industry. V.[1]-15, 1861-75; V.16-35 (new Ser., V.1-20) 1876-95; V.36-42 (3d. Ser., V.1-7) 1896-1902
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
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All about Earth

Exploring the Planet with Science Projects
Author: Sara L. Latta
Publisher: Raintree
ISBN: 1474703232
Category: Earth sciences
Page: 32
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"Step-by-step instructions for activities pertaining to Earth, including its rotation in space, seasons, gravity, and matter"--

How to Teach Ascension Classes


Author: Joshua David Stone
Publisher: Light Technology Publishing
ISBN: 1622335678
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: N.A
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This book serves as an ideal foundation for teaching ascension classes and doing workshops. The inner-plane ascended masters have guided Dr. Stone to put together this book, using his Easy-to-Read Encyclopedia of the Spiritual Path as its foundation. Here you will find an entire one- to two-year program of classes for teaching from one to hundreds of student initiates. Teaching or setting up a class in your home to facilitate ascension realization is one of the most important services one could offer one's friends, students and even family. With this book it is easy. Details on how to start and end every class are given, as well as outlines for 132 classes. Also included are suggestions on how to observe the major holy days that the inner-plane ascended masters would like us to celebrate on Earth. Using his teaching experience, Dr. Stone has also outlined all the logistical and third-dimensional considerations that will come up. The only tools a class leader needs would be his books and meditation tapes.