The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring
by Richard Preston Excerpt
1 VERTICAL EDEN NAMELESS One day in the middle of October 1987, a baby-blue Honda Civic with Alaska license plates, a battered relic of the seventies, sped along the Oregon Coast Highway, moving south on the headlands. Below the road, surf broke around... (read more)
The Snowflake: Winter's Secret Beauty
by Kenneth Libbrecht Review
Los Angeles Times, Feb. 16, 2006 (circ.: Orange County edition: 187,300; LA edition: 908,000; Valley edition: 200,600)"With a series of books, photographs and a Web site (www.snowcrystals.com) that gets 2 million hits a year, Libbrecht is expanding his... (read more)
Why Does E=mc2?: And Why Should We Care?
by Brian Cox Publisher Comments
What does E=mc2 actually mean? Dr. Brian Cox and Professor Jeff Forshaw go on a journey to the frontier of twenty-first century science to unpack Einsteins famous equation. Explaining and simplifying notions of energy, mass, and lightwhile... (read more)
The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast
by Bonnie Henderson Synopsis
On a March evening in 1964, ten-year-old Tom Horning awoke near midnight to find his yard transformed. A tsunami triggered by Alaskas momentous Good Friday earthquake had wreaked havoc in his Seaside, Oregon, neighborhood. It was, as far as anyone knew... (read more)
Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics
by Gary Zukav Publisher Comments
“The most exciting intellectual adventure I've been on since reading Robert Pirsigs Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.”—Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York TimesGary Zukavs timeless, humorous, New York Times bestselling... (read more)
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