12 Rules for Life Book
Score: 4
From 19 Ratings

12 Rules for Life


  • Author : Jordan B. Peterson
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: PHILOSOPHY
  • Pages : 409
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345816023

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12 Rules for Life Book Description :

"What does everyone in the modern world need to know? [The author's] answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. [The author discusses] discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life"--

Physical Geography Book
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

Physical Geography


  • Author : Robert Gabler
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2008-07-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN 10 : 9780495555063

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Physical Geography Book Description :

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, Ninth Edition, uses the combined expertise of four respected geographers to show how Earth’s physical geography impacts humans, and how humans impact Earth’s physical geography. The text emphasizes three essential themes to demonstrate the major roles for the discipline -- Geography as a Physical Science, Geography as the Spatial Science, and Geography as Environmental Science. With a renewed focus on examining relationships and processes among Earth systems, this text helps students understand like never before how the various systems interrelate and how humans are an integral aspect of geography. Historically the first book to take a conservation approach, the authors continue to emphasize the theme of environmental and human impacts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The New Solar System Book

The New Solar System


  • Author : Kelly J. Beatty
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Planets
  • Pages : 421
  • ISBN 10 : 0933346867

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The New Solar System Book Description :

Contains twenty-eight essays in which thirty planetary scientists share what has been learned from interplanetary explorations during the last quarter of the twentieth century.

Developmental Science and Sustainable Development Goals for Children and Youth Book

Developmental Science and Sustainable Development Goals for Children and Youth


  • Author : Suman Verma
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-10-24
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319965925

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Developmental Science and Sustainable Development Goals for Children and Youth Book Description :

This book presents new scientific knowledge on using developmental science to improving lives of children and youth across the globe. It highlights emerging pathways to sustainability as well as the interconnectedness and interdependence of developmental science and sustainable children and youth development globally. Presenting cross-cultural views and current perspectives on the role of developmental science in the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals for children and youth development, contributors from different disciplines from low-and-middle-income countries or scholars working in these countries capture ground realities of the situation of children and youth in these regions. This book addresses developmental issues related to inequity, gender, health, education, social protection, and needs of vulnerable populations of children and youth. Other areas of focus are improving mechanisms and monitoring frameworks of development and well-being indicators.

Sociology  A Down to Earth Approach Book

Sociology A Down to Earth Approach


  • Author : James M Henslin
  • Publisher : Pearson Higher Education AU
  • Release Date : 2015-05-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 639
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442562264

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Sociology A Down to Earth Approach Book Description :

James Henslin has always been able to share the excitement of sociology, with his acclaimed "down-to-earth" approach and personal writing style that highlight the sociology of everyday life and its relevance to students' lives. Adapted for students studying within Australia, this text, now in a second edition, has been made even more relevant and engaging to students. With wit, personal reflection, and illuminating examples, the local author team share their passion for sociology, promote sociology to students and entice them to delve deeper into this exciting science. Six central themes run throughout this text: down-to-earth sociology, globalisation, cultural diversity, critical thinking, the new technology, and the growing influence of the mass media on our lives. These themes are especially useful for introducing the controversial topics that make studying sociology such a lively, exciting activity.

Astrobiology of Earth Book

Astrobiology of Earth


  • Author : Joseph Gale
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-04-16
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199205806

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Astrobiology of Earth Book Description :

Astrobiology of Earth studies the fortuitous combination of numerous cosmic factors that together produced the special environment which enabled the emergence, persistence and evolution of life on our own planet, culminating in humanity. This environment has been subject to constant and chaotic change during life's 3.6 billion year history. The geologically very recent appearance of humans and their effect on the biosphere isdiscussed in relation to its deterioration as well as climate change. The search for extraterrestrial life is considered with a view to the suggestion that humans may escape a depleted Earth by colonizing the universe.

Computer Networks Book
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

Computer Networks


  • Author : Larry L. Peterson
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-03-02
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 920
  • ISBN 10 : 0123850606

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Computer Networks Book Description :

Computer Networks: A Systems Approach, Fifth Edition, explores the key principles of computer networking, with examples drawn from the real world of network and protocol design. Using the Internet as the primary example, this best-selling and classic textbook explains various protocols and networking technologies. The systems-oriented approach encourages students to think about how individual network components fit into a larger, complex system of interactions. This book has a completely updated content with expanded coverage of the topics of utmost importance to networking professionals and students, including P2P, wireless, network security, and network applications such as e-mail and the Web, IP telephony and video streaming, and peer-to-peer file sharing. There is now increased focus on application layer issues where innovative and exciting research and design is currently the center of attention. Other topics include network design and architecture; the ways users can connect to a network; the concepts of switching, routing, and internetworking; end-to-end protocols; congestion control and resource allocation; and end-to-end data. Each chapter includes a problem statement, which introduces issues to be examined; shaded sidebars that elaborate on a topic or introduce a related advanced topic; What’s Next? discussions that deal with emerging issues in research, the commercial world, or society; and exercises. This book is written for graduate or upper-division undergraduate classes in computer networking. It will also be useful for industry professionals retraining for network-related assignments, as well as for network practitioners seeking to understand the workings of network protocols and the big picture of networking. Completely updated content with expanded coverage of the topics of utmost importance to networking professionals and students, including P2P, wireless, security, and applications Increased focus on application layer issues where innovative an

Tank Waste Retrieval  Processing  and On site Disposal at Three Department of Energy Sites Book

Tank Waste Retrieval Processing and On site Disposal at Three Department of Energy Sites


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2006-09-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 0309180147

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Tank Waste Retrieval Processing and On site Disposal at Three Department of Energy Sites Book Description :

DOE Tank Waste: How clean is clean enough? The U.S. Congress asked the National Academies to evaluate the Department of Energy's (DOE's) plans for cleaning up defense-related radioactive wastes stored in underground tanks at three sites: the Hanford Site in Washington State, the Savannah River Site in South Carolina, and the Idaho National Laboratory. DOE plans to remove the waste from the tanks, separate out high-level radioactive waste to be shipped to an off-site geological repository, and dispose of the remaining lower-activity waste onsite. The report concludes that DOE's overall plan is workable, but some important challenges must be overcomeâ€"including the removal of residual waste from some tanks, especially at Hanford and Savannah River. The report recommends that DOE pursue a more risk-informed, consistent, participatory, and transparent for making decisions about how much waste to retrieve from tanks and how much to dispose of onsite. The report offers several other detailed recommendations to improve the technical soundness of DOE's tank cleanup plans.

Fundamentals of Physical Geography Book

Fundamentals of Physical Geography


  • Author : James Petersen
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9780538734639

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Fundamentals of Physical Geography Book Description :

FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY uses the combined expertise of three respected geographers to show how Earth’s physical geography impacts humans, and how humans impact Earth’s physical geography. The text emphasizes three essential themes to demonstrate the major roles for the discipline --Geography from a Physical Science perspective, Geography from a Spatial perspective, and Geography from an Environmental perspective. With a focus on examining relationships and processes among Earth systems, this text helps students understand like never before how the various systems interrelate and how humans are an integral aspect of geography. The human-environment relationship and the importance of conservation are prevalent themes. This new title offers thorough coverage of physical geography in a concise, well-organized structure, making it feasible to cover all topics in a one-semester course, and approachable for all students, especially those who are new to the concepts presented herein. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Digested Read Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Digested Read


  • Author : John Crace
  • Publisher : RDR Books
  • Release Date : 2005-12
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1571431594

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The Digested Read Book Description :

Literary ombudsman John Crace never met an important book he didnt like to deconstruct.From Salman Rushdie to John Grisham, Crace retells the big books in just 500 bitingly satirical words, pointing his pen at the clunky plots, stylistic tics and pretensions to Big Ideas, as he turns publishers golden dream books into dross. In the grand tradition of Tom Lehrer and Stan Freberg, Crace takes the books that produce the most media hype and retells each story in its authors inimitable style. Philip Roth, Don Delillo, Margaret Drabble, Paul Auster, Alice Sebold, John Updike, Tom Wolfe, Ruth Rendell, A.S. Byatt, John LeCarre, Michael Crichton and Ian McEwan all emerge delightfully scathed in this book that makes it easy to talk knowingly about books youve never bothered to read or, for that matter, should have.