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From Lava to Life

Author : Jennifer Morgan
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A history of the Earth, from its formation through the appearance of mammals and the extinction of dinosaurs, in the form of a story told by the Universe itself to an Earthling.

The Life of Lava Beds

Author : Bill Perry
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Ms Adventure

Author : Jess Phoenix
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Volcanologist, natural hazards expert, and founder of Blueprint Earth, Jess Phoenix has dedicated her life to scientific exploration. Her career path—hard-earned in the still-male-dominated world of science—has shoved her headlong into deep-sea submersibles, congressional races, glittering cocktail parties at Manhattan’s elite Explorers Club, and numerous pairs of Caterpillar work boots. It has also inspired her to devote her life to making science more inclusive and accessible. Ms. Adventure follows Phoenix from jungles to glaciers, university classrooms to television studios, and even to the side of the world’s largest volcano, where she fixes a tire with a ballpoint pen, bubblegum, and duct tape. Readers will delight in her unbelievable adventures, all embarked on for the love of science. They will also be inspired to start exploring our rapidly changing world for themselves.

Boys Life

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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.

Walking on Lava

Author : The Dark Mountain Project,
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The Dark Mountain Project began with a manifesto published in 2009 by two English writers—Dougald Hine and Paul Kingsnorth—who felt that literature was not responding honestly to the crises of our time. In a world in which the climate is being altered by human activities; in which global ecosystems are being destroyed by the advance of industrial civilisation; and in which the dominant economic and cultural assumptions of the West are visibly crumbling, Dark Mountain asked: where are the writers and the artists? Why are the mainstream cultural forms of our society still behaving as if this were the twentieth century—or even the nineteenth? Dark Mountain’s call for writers, thinkers and artists willing to face the depth of the mess we are in has made it a gathering point for a growing international network. Rooted in place, time and nature, their work finds a home in the pages of the Dark Mountain books, with two new volumes published every year. Walking on Lava brings together the best of the first ten volumes, along with the original manifesto. This collection of essays, fiction, poetry, interviews and artwork introduces The Dark Mountain Project’s groundbreaking work to a wider audience in search of ‘the hope beyond hope, the paths which lead to the unknown world ahead of us.’

A Life Made of Lava

Author : Lissa Del
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Evie Danvers has three beautiful, if slightly out of control, children; a stray cat named Dr. Moxley and a best friend who drinks unapologetically at 9 a.m. Evie also has stage four bone cancer and a gallows sense of humour that drives her husband, Nick, demented. Nick wants Evie to fight. Evie, on the other hand, is almost ready to die. This is not Evie's first rodeo. She kicked her cancer twice before. But this time around, Evie knows it's a battle she can't win. Instead, she focuses on avoiding her oncologist, playing wicked pranks on her mother-in-law and getting her affairs in order, which includes hiring a nanny to take care of the kids after she's gone.Having Julia Soanes in his house would not have been Nick's first choice. Julia smells of memories. And sex. Something Nick hasn't had in a while. Nick's moral objections, however, are short-lived. The woman he loves is dying. He can honor her dying wish. Can't he?

Life in Hawaii

Author : Titus Coan
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Life in Hawaii is a brief overview of the life and times of Titus Coan (1801-1882), an extraordinary man who lived during the early days of the colonization of Hawaii. He was born and raised in rural Connecticut, graduated from Auburn Theological Seminary and was ordained in 1833. In 1834 he sailed with his new wife, Fidelia Church, to Hilo, where he was to remain and make his life’s work for the next 48 years. After learning and mastering the Hawaiian language, he won the confidence of the Hawaiians and converted thousands to Christianity. He set up schools, as did his wife, and provided medical assistance and comfort to a rapidly changing culture. He later established churches and trained native converts to act as missionaries among their own people. He traveled extensively, and at times with great peril, throughout his island home and later to the Marquesas Islands. His adventures and descriptions of first-time encounters with both the environment and the people are quite remarkable. This was a time of great excitement and great despair. Foreign interests in Hawaii, military engagements, visitors of renown, and Hawaiian Kings all provide a rather colorful backdrop against which his story is told. In addition to his missionary labors, Titus Coan added a great deal to our knowledge of volcanic eruptions. He corresponded and worked with geologist James Dwight Dana, performed many observations, and published with the American Journal of Science. For decades he explored and recorded the volcanic activity on the island of Hawaii.

Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computation

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Jack London An American Life

Author : Earle Labor
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A revelatory look at the life of the great American author—and how it shaped his most beloved works Jack London was born a working class, fatherless Californian in 1876. In his youth, he was a boundlessly energetic adventurer on the bustling West Coast—an oyster pirate, a hobo, a sailor, and a prospector by turns. He spent his brief life rapidly accumulating the experiences that would inform his acclaimed bestselling books The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Sea-Wolf. The bare outlines of his story suggest a classic rags-to-riches tale, but London the man was plagued by contradictions. He chronicled nature at its most savage, but wept helplessly at the deaths of his favorite animals. At his peak the highest paid writer in the United States, he was nevertheless forced to work under constant pressure for money. An irrepressibly optimistic crusader for social justice and a lover of humanity, he was also subject to spells of bitter invective, especially as his health declined. Branded by shortsighted critics as little more than a hack who produced a couple of memorable dog stories, he left behind a voluminous literary legacy, much of it ripe for rediscovery. In Jack London: An American Life, the noted Jack London scholar Earle Labor explores the brilliant and complicated novelist lost behind the myth—at once a hard-living globe-trotter and a man alive with ideas, whose passion for seeking new worlds to explore never waned until the day he died. Returning London to his proper place in the American pantheon, Labor resurrects a major American novelist in his full fire and glory.

The Life and Letters of Herbert Spencer

Author : David Duncan
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Based on his correspondence, a 1908 biography of one of the late nineteenth century's most influential and controversial thinkers.

The Life of Sir Humphry Davy

Author : John Ayrton Paris
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Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829) was a hugely influential chemist, inventor, and public lecturer who is recognised as one of the first professional scientists. He was apprenticed to an apothecary in 1795, which formed his introduction to chemical experiments. A chance meeting with Davis Giddy in 1798 introduced Davy into the wider scientific community, and in 1800 he was invited to a post at the Royal Institution, where he lectured to great acclaim. These volumes, first published in 1831, contain Davy's official biography. Researched and written by John Ayrton Paris, the work describes in detail Davy's life and his scientific studies. Organised chronologically with excerpts from his private correspondence, Davy's early life and his experiments and lectures at the Royal Institution and his Presidency of the Royal Society between 1820 and 1827 are explored in vivid detail. Volume 2 describes his life and work between 1812 and 1829.

The Life and Remains of Edward Daniel Clarke Professor of Mineralogy in the University of Cambridge

Author : William Otter
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Memoirs of the Life and Adventures of Colonel Maceroni

Author : Francis Maceroni
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Memoir of the Life and Public Services of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles

Author : Sophia Raffles
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During his last voyage back to England, the ship of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781–1826) caught fire, consuming many of the papers from which future biographers might have worked. When he died two years later, the task of sifting through the surviving materials and recording his life and career fell to his widow Sophia (1786–1858). Her substantial biography, first published in 1830, remains an essential source of information about one of the key figures of British colonialism in the East Indies. At the centre of the book, interspersed with many of her husband's letters, is Raffles' struggle against his Dutch opponents, with whom he clashed on ideological grounds - he noted with distaste their mistreatment of the local population and their advocacy of slavery. It was this rivalry which convinced Raffles to found Singapore as a trading post. His two-volume History of Java (1817) is also reissued in this series.

Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley

Author : Leonard Huxley
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This three-volume work is the 1903 second edition of the biography and selected letters of 'Darwin's Bulldog', T. H. Huxley.


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The Dream Life of Jesus is a fictional account of Jesus’s dream life, created and adapted from the extensive dream journals of the author. It attempts to imagine what Jesus would have recorded in his dream journals had he kept them. The early life of Jesus was guided by the dreams of his earthly father, Joseph, as recorded in the first two chapters of the Gospel of Matthew. The Jewish Talmud says, “A dream not interpreted is like a letter unopened from God.” Sigmund Freud said that “dreams are the royal road to the Unconscious.” And Jeremy Taylor says that “all dreams come in the service of health and wholeness.” It is the intention of the author to inspire those who read this to start paying attention to their dreams.

Origin and Early Evolution of Life

Author : Tom Fenchel
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How life began remains perhaps the most fascinating unresolved scientific problem facing us today. This book provides a broad academic overview (and therefore a useful summary) of our current understanding of the origin and early evolution of life. Drawing on evidence from biology, chemistry and geology, it emphasises limitations in our understanding and takes a critical attitude towards pseudo-scientific approaches.

Kosmos the Eternal Ebb and Flow of Matter and Force Yielding Life Infinite and Eternal As to Time and Space

Author : James B. Hannay
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The eternal ebb and flow of matter and force yielding life infinite and eternal as to time and space. Nature simply produces complex bodies out of such material as she has, and we content ourselves, therefore, in gaining a correct idea of the actual state.

M moirs of the life and adventures of Colonel Maceroni late aide de camp to Joachim Murat king of Naples With a portrait

Author : Colonel MACERONI
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The Life and Times of Henry Lord Brougham

Author : Henry Brougham
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This three-volume autobiography by Henry Brougham, radical politician and reforming Lord Chancellor, was published posthumously in 1871.