Mad About Space


Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241393108

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9859

Are you mad about space? From astronauts and asteroids to rockets and robots, this book is packed with fascinating facts and key information for all young space enthusiasts. Ladybird's Mad About series is all about giving its readers all the facts they could possibly need about their favourite subjects. Get ready to impress all your friends with all your new knowledge!

Space Travelers Land at Buckingham Palace


Author: Peter Lancaster Walker

Publisher: Bouncing Ball Books Inc.

ISBN: 1934138126

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 275

View: 2353

When space travelers from the planet Valpon land at Buckingham Palace, London will never be the same! From a chance spot in the Oxford-Cambridge boat race to attending the Epsom Derby, this adventurous group of alien adults (who look exactly like Earth children) follows their commander, Astrid, as they visit Valponians' favorite vacation spot, planet Earth.

Communicating Science in Social Contexts

New models, new practices


Author: Donghong Cheng,Michel Claessens,Nicholas R. J. Gascoigne,Jenni Metcalfe,Bernard Schiele,Shunke Shi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402085982

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 5259

Science communication, as a multidisciplinary field, has developed remarkably in recent years. It is now a distinct and exceedingly dynamic science that melds theoretical approaches with practical experience. Formerly well-established theoretical models now seem out of step with the social reality of the sciences, and the previously clear-cut delineations and interacting domains between cultural fields have blurred. Communicating Science in Social Contexts examines that shift, which itself depicts a profound recomposition of knowledge fields, activities and dissemination practices, and the value accorded to science and technology. Communicating Science in Social Contexts is the product of long-term effort that would not have been possible without the research and expertise of the Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) Network and the editors. For nearly 20 years, this informal, international network has been organizing events and forums for discussion of the public communication of science.

Mad about Physics

Braintwisters, Paradoxes, and Curiosities


Author: Christopher Jargodzki,Franklin Potter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471436984

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 9610

Why is there eight times more ice in Antarctica than in the Arctic? Why can you warm your hands by blowing gently, and cool your hands by blowing hard? Why would a pitcher scuff a baseball?Which weighs more-a pound of feathers or a pound of iron? Let science experts Christopher Jargodzki and Franklin Potter guide you through the curiosities of physics and you'll find the answers to these and hundreds of other quirky conundrums. You'll discover why sounds carry well over water (especially in the summer), how a mouse can be levitated in a magnetic field, why backspin is so important when shooting a basketball, and whether women are indeed as strong as men. With nearly 400 questions and answers on everything from race cars to jumping fleas to vanishing elephants, Mad about Physics presents a comprehensive collection of braintwisters and paradoxes that will challenge and entertain even the brainiest of science lovers. Whether you're a physicist by trade or just want to give your brain a power workout, this collection of intriguing and unusual physics challenges will send you on a highly entertaining ride that reveals the relevance of physics in our everyday lives.

Mad at School

Rhetorics of Mental Disability and Academic Life


Author: Margaret Price

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472071386

Category: Education

Page: 279

View: 5045

Explores the contested boundaries between disability, illness, and mental illness in higher education

Mad about Us


Author: Doug McKinley

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1594674302

Category: Religion

Page: 164

View: 4008

Mad About Max


Author: Lisa Plumley

Publisher: Lisa Plumley

ISBN: 1301825034

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6911

"A cool cast of secondary characters adds much to the story as clever Plumley, who is already known for her entertaining romantic comedies, presents another winner in this humorous and engaging tale about a man who literally loses his shirt, but finds his heart."—Booklist (starred review) Lucy, the quirky owner of a charity shop that gives designer clothes to those less fortunate, meets her match in Max Nolan, the owner of a pampered pets boutique, when he tries to buy back his "lucky suit," which had been accidentally donated to her store. Original. Sushi for pooches. Belly dancing. Men in their underwear.It's all in a day's work for Lucy Logan... ...and so is getting unemployed folks spruced up with designer duds at the charity shop Successfully Dressed. Anyone who knows Lucy knows her heart is always in the right place. But the guy who shows up wearing nothing but tighty-whities and a frown doesn't know Lucy—or understand why she won't just let him buy back his "lucky suit." Instead, she insists he earn it back through volunteer work. Of course, Max Nolan's killer abs and effortless charm have nothing whatsoever to do with Lucy's good intentions... From minute one, Max can't keep his eyes off the skimpy-skirted, boho-punk vision that is Lucy Logan. She's a woman of ideals, while he's a man of action—but that doesn't mean they can't collaborate on...any number of things. Beyond getting his suit back, Max figures he can make some great contacts with the shop's rich benefactors, exactly what he needs to get his pampered pets boutique off the ground. And if he gets a little—okay, a lot—closer to Lucy in the process, well, that's a sacrifice he's only too willing to make... "Lisa Plumley creates charming characters. Her books are a delight!" —Rachel Gibson REVIEWS:"Mad About Max kept me laughing from beginning to end. What great characters! Very highly recommended, especially for fans of romantic comedy." —Romance Junkies "Lisa Plumley gifts us with another delight in Mad About Max. Her characters come to life with color, verve and warmth. And her plots are as unique as they are fun to read. Mad About Max is a madcap adventure with a wonderful message. Don’t miss this grand, feel-good story sure to capture your heart!" —Fresh Fiction "Plumley offers us a plethora of entertaining secondary characters to enjoy at the periphery of the main action, along with a lot of funny one-liners. You’ll enjoy Mad About Max, too!" —Romance Reader at Heart (Four-Rose Read!) "Mad About Max is another vintage Plumley, a zippy, smart, well-written and often humorous story that’s a joy to read." —Bookloons "I was really enchanted by this book, the first of this author's that I've ever read. This is a fast-reading book, and one with a bonus—a charming secondary romance. I found myself grinning the entire time I was reading this book, and really rooted for the characters. This is a great beach read—fun, light, and sweet. I will be on the lookout for the author's next book." —All About Romance "I loved the comedic premise of Lisa Plumley's books! Humor is always on the forefront but just as prevalent is romance! A very fun read as usual from Lisa Plumley!" —Reader to Reader/New and Previously Owned Books "Author Lisa Plumley is one of the shining stars of romantic comedy, and her new title Mad About Max is sure to bring a chuckle to romance readers everywhere." —A Romance Review "Instead of one romance, readers are treated to two charming romance stories in one novel. Lisa Plumley's latest is a sure bet!" —Roundtable Romance Reviews

Mad about Theatre


Author: Richard Hornby

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 307

View: 9860

(Applause Books). Mad About Theatre is a systematic analysis of the major issues confronting our theatre today: The Decline of Broadway; The Generally Poor Quality of American Stage Acting; The Pretentiousness of our Avant-Garde; The Narrowness of our Playwriting; Broadway In Search of a Musical Fix; Subsidized British Theatre in the Age of Thatcher and Beyond; The Inflated Directing of the Classics; The Growing Vitality of our Regional Theatres (in Playwriting as well as Acting and Directing); The Innovative Use of the Theatre by Minority Groups. Mad About Theatre is not only a major contribution to contemporary theatre criticism, but a call to account for a culture in danger of losing its way. Taken together, these reviews from The Hudson Review , weave a powerful indictment against the status quo, while offering a constructive blueprint for the future.