This fascinating chronicle of unexplained phenomena is a foundational work of paranormal science
In the early passages of The Book of the Damned, Charles Fort explains: "by the damned, I mean the excluded. We shall have a procession of data that Science has excluded." Drawing upon countless articles, newspaper clippings, and arcane books, Fort assembles hundreds of real-life tales of the bizarre -- from unidentified flying objects falling from the sky to the disappearance of several hundred people during the Lisbon earthquake of 1755 to rumors of poltergeists.
Rendered in the unique style that established Fort as a legend in the world of the paranormal, The Book of the Damned is an underground classic.
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"Intrepid conservation detective story." -- Nature
"A lucid, informed, and gripping account... a must-read." -- Science
"Passionate... a heartfelt and alarming tale." -- Publishers Weekly
"Gripping... a well-told and moving tale of environmentalism and conservation." -- Kirkus
"Compelling." -- Library Journal
In 2006, vaquita, a diminutive porpoise making its home in the Upper Gulf of California, inherited the dubious title of world's most endangered marine mammal. Nicknamed "panda of the sea" for their small size and beguiling facial markings, vaquitas have been in decline for decades, dying by the hundreds in gillnets intended for commercially valuable fish, as well as for an endangered fish called totoaba. When international crime cartels discovered a lucrative trade in the swim bladders of totoaba, illegal gillnetting went rampant, and now the lives of the few remaining vaquitas hang in the balance.
Author Brooke Bessesen takes us on a journey to Mexico's Upper Gulf region ...
Genre: Science & Math Length: 320 Pages (1,725 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 1st, 2020
We are facing a global energy crisis caused by world population growth, an escalating increase in demand, and continued dependence on fossil-based fuels for generation. It is widely accepted that increases in greenhouse gas concentration levels, if not reversed, will result in major changes to world climate with consequential effects on our society and economy. This is just the kind of intractable problem that Purdue University's Global Policy Research Institute seeks to address in the Purdue Studies in Public Policy series by promoting the engagement between policy makers and experts in fields such as engineering and technology. Major steps forward in the development and use of technology are required. In order to achieve solutions of the required scale and magnitude within a limited timeline, it is essential that engineers be not only technologically-adept but also aware of the wider social and political issues that policy-makers face. Likewise, it is also imperative that policy ...
Genre: Science & Math Length: 300 Pages (3,126 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 1st, 2020
THE BRONZE LADY
Book 2 in the Woodford Antiques Mystery series
Paul Black is Woodford's local auctioneer. He has been working in the family business since before he left school, and loves it. But just as life in his best friend Cliff Williamson's world slowly begins to improve, Paul's world comes crashing down on him in a violent and devastating way.
In the wider antiques world someone is producing and circulating fake bronze figures, and the effects of this deception are being felt in both homes and businesses in Woodford.
In this Book You Will Enjoy Hours and Hours of Fun in This One of a Kind Chuck Full of 200 Science Experiments.A Fun Filled Book For any Level of Elementary School,High School, And College Students including Kids Teens and Adults to try anywhere at home or school.
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Genre: Science & Math Length: 366 Pages (405 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 30th, 2020