Is the Planet Full?

Author: Ian Goldin
Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)
ISBN: 0199677778
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 245
View: 9053
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
View: 7936
“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

My Teacher Flunked the Planet

Author: Bruce Coville,John Pierard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416903313
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 162
View: 392
Touring the planet in order to file a report about the Earth's future in the universe, Peter Thompson comes face to face with "Big Julie," the strangest alien he has ever seen. Reissue.

Saving Planet Earth

What is Destroying the Earth and what You Can Do to Help
Author: Tony Juniper
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007261837
Category: Conservation of natural resources
Page: 256
View: 1234
The book of the major BBC1 TV series which will be the TV event of 2007. Combining stunning images, with ways you can help to save it for future generations and introduced by Sir David Attenborough.


Author: Ian Goldin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198736258
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 216
View: 2351
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.

All about Earth

Exploring the Planet with Science Projects
Author: Sara L. Latta
Publisher: Raintree
ISBN: 1474703232
Category: Earth sciences
Page: 32
View: 8263
"Step-by-step instructions for activities pertaining to Earth, including its rotation in space, seasons, gravity, and matter"--

The Earth Planet Is Full of Wish

The Olympic Games (First Book)
Author: Nader & Mitra Shiri
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781475912647
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
View: 9475
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.

#2 The Not-So-Perfect Planet

Author: Pamela F. Service
Publisher: Darby Creek
ISBN: 0761387366
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 120
View: 7701
Josh Higgins has an alien gizmo that lets him think his way to other planets and he does NOT want to use it. But his sister Maggie won't stop bugging him, so he agrees to an off-world vacation. Josh dreams up a planet full of blue oceans, white beaches, and sunny weather. And he prepares for everything...well, almost. A parade of cranky creatures soon spoils Josh and Maggie's perfect getaway including a one-horned beast, a sharp-toothed sea princess, and a two-tailed monkey. The planet's locals just can't get along, and Josh and Maggie find themselves caught up in the squabbling. As the Earth kids rush from one danger to another, will they discover a way to keep the peace? Or will Josh and Maggie become prisoners of the not-so-perfect planet?

The Red Planet: Full Disclosure

Author: John Reizer
ISBN: 0557381096
Page: 120
View: 8643
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.

The State of the Planet

Author: John Nicholson
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781865080161
Category: Environmental degradation
Page: 48
View: 7514
;Now in paperback.;A 'condition report' on the state of the world's environment, arranged in four chapters: earth, air, water, energy.;

MTD Comics

Vol 2
Author: Michael Dillard
Publisher: Michael Dillard
Page: 69
View: 5821
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.

Who Rules the Earth?

How Social Rules Shape Our Planet and Our Lives
Author: Paul F. Steinberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199896615
Category: Political Science
Page: 338
View: 8362
"Humanity is confronted with an alarming number of environmental problems. Paul F. Steinberg explains that there is room for hope if we can modify the rules that guide human behavior and shape the ways we interact with the Earth"--

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
View: 8826
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.

The Planets in Our Solar System

Author: Franklyn M. Branley
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006445178X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 8854
Where is it partly cloudy and 860°F? Venus. Read about the eight planets in our solar system and Earth's special place in it. This book also includes instructions for making your own solar system mobile, and on the new "Find Out More" page learn how to track the moon and visit the best plant web sites.

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
View: 4469
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.

What if? Was wäre wenn?

Wirklich wissenschaftliche Antworten auf absurde hypothetische Fragen
Author: Randall Munroe
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
ISBN: 364114311X
Category: Nature
Page: 368
View: 5072
Endlich erfindet wieder jemand das Pop-Science-Erklärbuch neu! Wenn einen neuen Science Cartoon postet, vibriert das Internet. Sein Blog What if, auf dem der Physiker Randall Munroe jede Woche scheinbar unsinnige Fragen mit exakter Wissenschaft und genialen Strichmännchen beantwortet, ist Kult. Wie lange würde es dauern, bis wir merken würden, dass sich der Erdumfang verändert? Was wäre, wenn der gesamte Niederschlag in einem – quasi omnidirektionalen - Überschall-Regentropfen fiele? Endlich auch als Buch und endlich auf Deutsch!

Magic Pickle and the Planet of the Grapes

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780439879965
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 140
View: 429
The Magic Pickle takes on Razin', a member of the Brotherhood of Evil Produce, after the renegade raisin reveals a plan to turn everyone on Earth into juicy, mindless grapes.

100 Most Awesome Things on the Planet

Author: Anna Claybourne
Publisher: 100 Most
ISBN: 1682974170
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
View: 7347
This fun, fact-filled book allows you to explore the most awesome natural, and man-made, sights and experiences on our planet. You'll find mind-boggling mountains and caves, giant waterfalls, extreme weather, and amazing undersea adventures, as well as the world's tallest towers, biggest bridges, and most awesome machines. Each topic includes an awesomeness rating, indicating its amazingness on a scale of one to five. Side panels, statistics, stunning color photographs, and fascinating facts on every page highlight the most awesome things our world has to offer.

Guiding Principles for the Planet

The New Paradigms: Meditations on Cartesian Themes
Author: Lorna Green
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595307825
Category: Philosophy
Page: 237
View: 2234
"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 Earth Machine

The Science of a Dynamic Planet
Author: Edmond A. Mathez,James D. Webster
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231500874
Category: Science
Page: 378
View: 8225
From the scorching center of Earth's core to the outer limits of its atmosphere, from the gradual process of erosion that carved the Grand Canyon to the earth-shaking fury of volcanoes and earthquakes, this fascinating book—inspired by the award-winning Hall of Planet Earth at New York City's American Museum of Natural History—tells the story of the evolution of our planet and of the science that makes it work. With the same exuberance and expertise they brought to the creation of the Hall of Planet Earth, co-curators Edmond A. Mathez and James D. Webster offer a guided tour of Earth's dynamic, 4.6-billion-year history. Including numerous full-color photographs of the innovative exhibit and helpful, easy-to-understand illustrations, the authors explore the major factors in our planet's evolution: how Earth emerged from the swirling dusts of a nascent solar system; how an oxygen-rich, life-sustaining atmosphere developed; how continents, mountain ranges, and oceans formed; and how earthquakes and volcanic eruptions alter Earth's surface. Traversing geologic time and delving into the depths of the planet-—beginning with meteorites containing minuscule particles that are the solar system's oldest known objects, and concluding with the unusual microbial life that lives on the chemical and thermal energy produced by sulfide vents in the ocean floor—The Earth Machine provides an up-to-date overview of the central theories and discoveries in earth science today. By incorporating stories of real-life fieldwork, Mathez and Webster explain how Earth is capable of supporting life, how even the smallest rocks can hold the key to explaining the formation of mountains, and how scientists have learned to read nature's subtle clues and interpret Earth's ever-evolving narrative.