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We Need to Talk About Kelvin

Author : Marcus Chown
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Look around you. The reflection of your face in a window tells you that the universe is orchestrated by chance. The iron in a spot of blood on your finger tells you that somewhere out in space there is furnace at a temperature of 4.5 billion degrees. Your TV tells you that the universe had a beginning. In fact, your very existence tells you that this may not be the only universe but merely one among an infinity of others, stacked like the pages of a never-ending book. Marcus Chown, author of Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You, What a Wonderful World and The Solar System, takes familiar features of the world we know and shows how they can be used to explain profound truths about the ultimate nature of reality. His new book will change the way you see the universe: with Chown as your guide, cutting-edge science is made clear and meaningful by a falling leaf, or a rose, or a starry night sky... We Need To Talk About Kelvin: What Everyday Things Tell Us About The Universe is a hugely accessible exploration of quantum theory, relativity, cosmology, biology and chemistry. Taking our everyday experiences, Marcus Chown quickly and painlessly explains the unltimate truths of reality.

God versus Particle Physics

Author : John Davies
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The book presents the conclusions of a psychologist seeking to make sense of contemporary particle physics as described in a number of popular science texts and media articles, written by physicists, seeking to explain the workings of the sub-atomic world. The accounts, it is argued, are a) mutually exclusive and contradictory, and b) metaphysical or magical in essence. Themes of the book include: a discussion of the way we allow physicists to invent things that have no perceivable qualities, on the grounds that they 'must' be there because otherwise their preconceptions are wrong or their sums don't work; that, from a psychological perspective, contemporary theory in particle physics has the same properties as any other act of faith, and the same limitations as belief in God; and that physics has now reached a point at which increasingly physicists research their own psychological constructions rather than anything which is unambiguously 'there' or real. It encourages people to ask basic questions of the type we often use to question the existence of God; such as 'Where is he/it?', 'Show me?', 'Do it then', 'When did it happen?', 'How do you know it exists?', and so on, and suggests that people take a leaf out of Dawkins' text, The God Delusion, but apply it to high-end physics as much as to religious dogma: turning water into wine is a mere conjuring trick compared to producing an entire universe out of nothing.

A Diamond in the Rough

Author : Jacqueline Mcduffie
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Janice has been through rough times in her life. She got caught in the lifestyle which every young girl or woman can relate to. She had a child at a very young age with a guy she only knew for a couple of months. But with mom Vicky, and Carmen to help, it all worked out for the best. After that she grew up too fast, and found herself in a rough situation again, and this time, she did not know how to get out it. She got older, she thought she got wiser after her and Tommy broke up, which was a man that took care of her in a time of need. Janice got back in touch with Desmond her teenage love, her life changed, not only being destroyed outside, but it broke her inside. Desmond told her what to do, and what not to do, and she had no where to run to, the abuse did not stop. Janice was in this unhealthy relationship for six years, until she got fed up, and said enough was enough. She finally let him go but the only thing that saved her was Desmond getting locked up in jail for three years. You will read the process of what happened along the way of her journey. Raheme was patiently waiting for Janice. He fell in love with her the first time he met her. Janice was still in a love with Desmond. She finally gave in to Raheme and he was the perfect man for her. But will he put up with her drama and stay with his family, or will he stand up to Desmond? Desmond who is still incarcerated, will be released in the year 2009.

A Preacher s Passion

Author : Lutishia Lovely
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Passion Perkins is hot to trot. After being celibate for five long years, she's ready, willing, and able to end her drought. But she's also determined to hold out for Mr. Right... a man her friends say doesn't exist-until Lavon Chapman walks into her life: a powerful and handsome man who has come to the community to film an inspirational DVD about Passion's minister, Doctor Stanley Lee, and his fiery wife, Carla Lee. But Lavon is only in town for eight weeks...

The Life of William Thomson Baron Kelvin of Largs

Author : Silvanus Phillips Thompson
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A comprehensive biography, first published in 1910, of the influential mathematician and physicist William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824-1907).

Chimaera s Copper

Author : Piers Anthony
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Old enemies return as a mysterious prophecy unfolds in the third Dragon’s Gold book from the authors of Serpent’s Silver. When his two deadliest enemies join forces to take revenge on him, Kelvin is trapped in the distant Frame World and must escape in order to save the woman he loves, who carries their unborn child.

Belgravia

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Belgravia a London magazine conducted by M E Braddon

Author : Belgravia
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Long Way Home

Author : Eva Dolan
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A man is burnt alive in a shed. No witnesses, no fingerprints - only a positive ID of the victim as an immigrant with a long list of enemies. Detectives Zigic and Ferreira are called in from the Hate Crimes Unit to track the killer, and are met with silence in a Fenland community ruled by slum racketeers, people-trafficking gangs and fear. Tensions rise. The clock is ticking. But nobody wants to talk.

Science fiction Studies

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The Canopus Conundrum

Author : M. Bradley Davis
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A nuclear war could ruin your whole day. A World War is brewing on Canopus V. Six children are missing from the families of world leaders. Their parents are working for world peace. No one can find the children; maybe no one wants to find them. The children come from countries and families utterly opposed to one another. What shape will they be in after four months of captivity? After nearly a year apart, Jerry Saunders of Earth and Kelvin Merritt of Caris III are given the task of finding the children. Jerry must leave Earth without his parents. Learning to pilot their personal spaceship leads the boys to more excitement than they want! Tensions run high during the mission. Their search is fraught with perils. Little Bo Peep has a cakewalk finding her sheep compared to Jerry and Kelvin! They must succeed before a secret plan destroys the world. Rescuing the missing becomes the least of their problems! Jerry and Kelvin must apply important lessons from schoolor see a world perish. Under the spectacular nightfire of Canopus V, the boys face one no-win situation after another as they work to solve The Canopus Conundrum before time runs out!

The Magicians

Author : Marcus Chown
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'Marcus Chown rocks!' Brian May How does it feel to know something about the universe that no one has ever known before? And why is mathematics so magically good at revealing nature's secrets? This is the story of the magicians: the scientists who, using mathematics, predicted the existence of unknown planets, black holes, invisible force fields, ripples in the fabric of space-time, unsuspected subatomic particles, and even antimatter. The journey from prediction to proof transports us from seats of learning in Paris and Cambridge to the war-torn Russian front, to bunkers beneath nuclear reactors, observatories in Berlin and California, and huge tunnels under the Swiss-French border. From electromagnetism to Einstein's gravitational waves to Wolfgang Pauli's elusive neutrino, acclaimed science writer Marcus Chown takes us on a breathtaking, mind-altering tour of the major breakthroughs of modern physics and highlights science's central mystery: its astonishing predictive power. Praise for Marcus Chown: 'What good popular science writing is all about.' Jim Al-Khalili 'Pretty wonderful.' Richard Dawkins 'Entertaining and at times mind-boggling.' The Times

The Ghost People of The Everglades

Author : Barbara Tyner Hall
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The last frontier is no more. Commercial fishing has been banned in Everglades National Park, and the locals were forced to find other means of work, but no one expected drug-smuggling to become big business in a small sleepy fishing village with less than one thousand people in population called Everglades City, Florida, and an island called Chokoloskee. The intertwined and dense mangrove system of the Ten Thousand Islands that surrounded the area and with remote locations provided a perfect environment for smugglers to bring and hide their drugs until they could deliver them for big profits. The Daniels family knew the backcountry of the Everglades and the complicated waterways of the area and knew how to travel through the shallow and treacherous waters and go through other passages unknown to anybody else. The Daniels family were sought after and hired to bring in large loads of drugs from South and Central America, as well as a few other countries. This family was born in the area and knew it like the backs of their hands. The Daniels crew was dubbed the “Saltwater Cowboys” because of their daring and reckless style and the “Ghost People of the Everglades” because they could disappear at a blink of an eye. Their wild and daring stunts happened on the high seas as well as in the complicated waterways of the Ten Thousand Islands. These boys could turn into a cluster of mangroves and disappear into another waterway just behind it. This adventurous family that turned outlaw became the largest importer of drugs into the United States that ran throughout our country. This area was world-renowned to some of the largest cartels or drug-smuggling rings around today and now call Everglades National Park their home.

Toy Soldiers

Author : Duane Christian
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In today's urban society, the American dream seems to be about money, drugs, women and cars. One aspect ties into another. Longevity is out the door. The 'Get Rich or Die Trying' anthem is prevailing. This seems to happen at any cost. Many want the street fame but don't truly understand what it takes to get there and to keep it. With today's youth, recklessness is common. It appears as if either they don't fear or truly understand the consequences of their actions until or if their families are involved. That's where this story takes place. Enter Tre', the next upcoming thing on the streets. Tre is quickly on his way to becoming the next general within his organization with the help of his best friend and right hand man Derrick. Together, they seem to have it all figured out; until the dreadful night when Derrick is killed. Like anyone else, it's natural to want to bring the killer to justice. But Tre's justice is street justice. The dilemma comes in when street justice has to be placed on Tre's younger brother, Kory, who just might happen to be the killer. Kory, who lived with his mother across town idolized Tre' and thought that his forming his own gang would give him the street cred his brother had. The trouble is, Kory's street affiliation automatically places him as his brother's rival. Can Tre' take revenge out on his brother or let his best friend's death go without retaliation? Without taking action, his own members and leader will take action against him. How can he get out of a situation and go on to live the positive life like he and Derrick dreamed of secretly? Can he truly carry out this command or is he really just a 'Toy Soldier'?

Pirate Pandemonium

Author : Mel Odom
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Sabrina is shocked when her Aunt Zelda's old pirate friend, Edwin "Eddie" Peas drops by and before she knows it, Sabrina is sailing the high seas searching for missing treasure with Salem, Aunt Zelda, and Eddie.

Maid of Athens

Author : Justin McCarthy
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William Thomson Lord Kelvin

Author : David Wilson
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A Decent Ride

Author : Irvine Welsh
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Shortlisted for the 2015 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction A rampaging force of nature is wreaking havoc on the streets of Edinburgh, but has top shagger, drug-dealer, gonzo-porn-star and taxi-driver, ‘Juice’ Terry Lawson, finally met his match in Hurricane ‘Bawbag’? Can Terry discover the fate of the missing beauty, Jinty Magdalen, and keep her idiot-savant lover, the man-child Wee Jonty, out of prison? Will he find out the real motives of unscrupulous American businessman and reality-TV star, Ronald Checker? And, crucially, will Terry be able to negotiate life after a terrible event robs him of his sexual virility, and can a new fascination for the game of golf help him to live without... A DECENT RIDE? A Decent Ride sees Irvine Welsh back on home turf, leaving us in the capable hands of one of his most compelling and popular characters, ‘Juice’ Terry Lawson, and introducing another bound for cult status, Wee Jonty MacKay: a man with the genitals and brain of a donkey. In his funniest, filthiest book yet, Irvine Welsh celebrates an un-reconstructed misogynist hustler – a central character who is shameless but also, oddly, decent –and finds new ways of making wild comedy out of fantastically dark material, taking on some of the last taboos. So fasten your seatbelts, because this is one ride that could certainly get a little bumpy...

Solar System

Author : Marcus Chown
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This beautiful print book presents a new and fascinating way to experience the wonders of the solar system. "Solar System" is something completely new under the sun. Never before have the wonders of our solar system--all its planets, dwarf planets, the sun, moons, rocky Asteroid Belt, and icy Kuiper Belt--been so immediately accessible to readers of all ages.

The Big Society

Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Public Administration Select Committee
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Incorporating HC 716. Additional written evidence is contained in Volume 3 on the Committee website at www.parliament.uk/pasc