Description : Return to the one that started it all with the very first book in the beloved Cowboys of Cold Creek series! Wade Dalton is having a bad day: his five-year-old has accidentally set the kitchen on fire. His daughter is surly, as usual. The baby hasn't been fed yet. And his mother—aka "the childminder"—has eloped with a scam artist. Could it get any worse? Turns out it can, when the annoyingly beautiful daughter of said scam artist shows up at the door, batting her doe eyes at Wade and offering to be his temporary nanny until the newlyweds' return. Could he trust her to be under his roof? Could he trust himself with her under his roof? Originally published in 2006
Description : Can a young man racing through the infinite dimensions of time save the cosmos from the evil Zarai? Will his faithful companions betray him in the final decisive battle? War has engulfed the land of Vasilion. Haldor de Morting, the son of a manor lord, is racing through the countryside to unearth the enemy's plan of attack with a group of faithful companions. To make their way home, they will have to fight through the deadly ranks of a fearsome army. Some of the heroes will not survive. At the most desperate moment in the battle to save his homeland, Haldor is whisked away to another dimension, where he encounters strange beings, unearthly vistas, and wise counselors, who band together on a cosmic mission to overcome the two rays of evil, and discover the second foundation stone. He will meet XW3, the serpentine creature who lives in tenfold time; the beautiful warrior, Elephyre, princess of the Tiri, as well as Zetlakytyl, the giant Fire-Lord of Wundu-Galat who fought in the Second Battle at the beginning of creation. But can any of their vast powers save Haldor from the terrible emissaries of the Zarai, who seek to destroy him? Can they save him from the vision of his own self in the depths of time?
Description : Astrophysicist and NPR commentator on what the latest research on the existence and trajectories of alien civilizations may teach us about our own. Light of the Stars tells the story of humanity’s coming of age as we awaken to the possibilities of life on other worlds and their sudden relevance to our fate on Earth. Astrophysicist Adam Frank traces the question of alien life and intelligence from the ancient Greeks to the leading thinkers of our own time, and shows how we as a civilization can only hope to survive climate change if we recognize what science has recently discovered: that we are just one of ten billion trillion planets in the Universe, and it’s highly likely that many of those planets hosted technologically advanced alien civilizations. What’s more, each of those civilizations must have faced the same challenge of civilization-driven climate change. Written with great clarity and conviction, Light of the Stars builds on the inspiring work of pioneering scientists such as Frank Drake and Carl Sagan, whose work at the dawn of the space age began building the new science of astrobiology; Jack James, the Texas-born engineer who drove NASA’s first planetary missions to success; Vladimir Vernadsky, the Russian geochemist who first envisioned the Earth’s biosphere; and James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis, who invented Gaia theory. Frank recounts the perilous journey NASA undertook across millions of miles of deep space to get its probes to Venus and Mars, yielding our first view of the cosmic laws of planets and climate that changed our understanding of our place in the universe. Thrilling science at the grandest of scales, Light of the Stars explores what may be the largest question of all: What can the likely presence of life on other worlds tell us about our own fate?
Description : When Katie Belle finds hundreds of starfish that have washed ashore and is unable to return them to the sea, her dog points out the vast number of stars in the sky and explains about life and death.
Description : In the two decades since the development of the first eclipsing-binary modeling code, new analytic techniques and the availability of powerful, sometimes dedicated computing facilities have made possible vastly improved determinations of fundamental and even transient stellar parameters. The scale of these developments, of course, raises questions about modeling tools, techniques, and philosophies, such as: Who will maintain and upgrade the codes? Will the codes be open to improvement by outsiders, and if so, how? And, indeed, what should be the goals of a modeling program? Such questions had not been aired for a long time and, for this reason alone, deserved to be discussed in as general a forum as the community provides. This volume contains material presented by Commission 42 (Close Binary Stars) during the International Astronomical Union's XXI General Assembly in Argentina, July 1991, and during IAU Colloquium 151, Cordoba, Argentina, August 1991. The techniques discussed include simulations of stellar bright and dark spots, streams, partial and complete stellar disks, prominences, and other features characterizing active stars; modeling of polarization parameters; models that use radial velocities as well as line profile simulations to model velocity field variation across stellar disks; the weighted effects of brightness asymmetries; and models for translucent eclipsing agents such as stellar winds.
Description : Threading Stars Of Light is a grouping of prose poems with a theme of expression of emotions. With a craft of making The Stars Of Fate Starflakes to express emotion, and letters of Hope and Light to try to get people that have had issues with or trouble expressing a need to ask for help or receive helpful words of inspirations from friends and family.
Description : The most complete and up-to-date reference volume available on variable stars, their classification and properties.
Description : Discover the wonderful secret the Earth holds for us-that the stars of the galaxy live on our planet. Holograms of high-magnitude stars over holy mountains. Physical travel to other planets through stargates on the Earth's surface. Near instantaneous transportation across the planet through quick-way portals. Outrageous science fiction or sober geomantic fact? Earth Mysteries researcher Richard Leviton takes you on a wild tour of three geomantic features of our planet and reveals that what science fiction has dreamed the Earth in fact offers us. Stars on the Earth combines scholarship, clairvoyance, and field experience with the latest discoveries of geology and astrophysics and the timeless insights of the world's myths to open the planetary door to the stars. It's all part of the Earth's unsuspected but staggeringly rich endowment as a designer planet. Our planet was precisely designed and implemented for us, and it's equipped with a visionary geography that mirrors features of the galaxy and Heavens. Why are so many of the Earth's mountains said to be holy, producing visions and encounters with the "gods?" They all have canopies of light called domes, each transmitting the presence of a galactic star. What is the geomantic origin of the Bermuda Triangle? Two dysfunctional stargates. If working properly, they and the Earth's other two million stargates could transport us rapidly to other planets. Is there a way to travel quickly across the planet without using cars, airplanes, boats, or trains? Yes, and it's called a traversable wormhole, and the Earth has thousands of them awaiting our discovery and use. Come join the tour of a planet you've never seen before: our own star-infused Earth.
Description : Within the wealth of information available this book presents electromagnetic wavelengths, their interaction and travel paths. Included are wavelength processes between and on stars, sun, moon and earth with natural color drawings their shapes indicating direction. How working with quantum the strong nuclear force, larger sight observed areas and their interactions in travel paths with earth functions. Written in continuous instruction method this presentation is easier to understand, including information that can be seen by everyone. Origins of storms and other global activity are charted with information given. The appreciation for traveling wavelengths can be an adventure or a discovery. Wavelengths at times flash sparkling, pulsing outward into every color and other wavelengths having sound waves or P waves. Wavelengths are always maintaining what they are. A means of discovery are sensors advancing technologies in wavelengths with examples given. Information is drawn from history and presented in this book. This books main focus is toward an understanding of wavelengths and interactions....
Description : Perhaps the most common question that a child asks when he or she sees the night sky from a dark site for the first time is: 'How many stars are there?' This happens to be a question which has exercised the intellectual skills of many astronomers over the course of most of the last century, including, for the last two decades, one of the authors of this text. Until recently, the most accurate answer was 'We are not certain, but there is a good chance that almost all of them are M dwarfs. ' Within the last three years, results from new sky-surveys - particularly the first deep surveys at near infrared wavelengths - have provided a breakthrough in this subject, solidifying our census of the lowest-mass stars and identifying large numbers of the hitherto almost mythical substellar-mass brown dwarfs. These extremely low-luminosity objects are the central subjects of this book, and the subtitle should be interpreted accordingly. The expression 'low-mass stars' carries a wide range of meanings in the astronomical literature, but is most frequently taken to refer to objects with masses comparable with that of the Sun - F and G dwarfs, and their red giant descendants. While this definition is eminently reasonable for the average extragalactic astronomer, our discussion centres on M dwarfs, with masses of no more than 60% that of the Sun, and extends to 'failed stars' - objects with insufficient mass to ignite central hydrogen fusion.