Description : After an earthquake has destroyed much of the planet, an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the Earth of a distant future.
Description : The British Study Edition of the Urantia Papers is based on the standard SRT text, but uses the metric system and adds a critical apparatus of textual variants and study notes.
Description : Theoretical physics and foundations of physics have not made much progress in the last few decades. Whether we are talking about unifying general relativity and quantum field theory (quantum gravity), explaining so-called dark energy and dark matter (cosmology), or the interpretation and implications of quantum mechanics and relativity, there is no consensus in sight. In addition, both enterprises are deeply puzzled about various facets of time including above all, time as experienced. The authors argue that, across the board, this impasse is the result of the "dynamical universe paradigm," the idea that reality is fundamentally made up of physical entities that evolve in time from some initial state according to dynamical laws. Thus, in the dynamical universe, the initial conditions plus the dynamical laws explain everything else going exclusively forward in time. In cosmology, for example, the initial conditions reside in the Big Bang and the dynamical law is supplied by general relativity. Accordingly, the present state of the universe is explained exclusively by its past. This book offers a completely new paradigm (called Relational Blockworld), whereby the past, present and future co-determine each other via "adynamical global constraints," such as the least action principle. Accordingly, the future is just as important for explaining the present as is the past. Most of the book is devoted to showing how Relational Blockworld resolves many of the current conundrums of both theoretical physics and foundations of physics, including the mystery of time as experienced and how that experience relates to the block universe.
Description : Poems from various eras and cultures illustrate people's perception of nature and consciousness and how that perception changed
Description : Building on Robert J. Landy's seminal text, Handbook of Educational Drama and Theatre, Landy and Montgomery revisit this richly diverse and ever-changing field, identifying some of the best international practices in Applied Drama and Theatre. Through interviews with leading practitioners and educators such as Dorothy Heathcote, Jan Cohen Cruz, James Thompson, and Johnny Saldaña, the authors lucidly present the key concepts, theories and reflective praxis of Applied Drama and Theatre. As they discuss the changes brought about by practitioners in venues such as schools, community centres, village squares and prisons, Landy and Montgomery explore the field's ability to make meaning of a vast range of personal and social issues through the application of drama and theatre.
Description : "...one of the most beautiful books I have ever seen...If there is one book of poetry you purchase in your lifetime, The Shades of Missing You should be the one … and I would recommend purchasing the paperback." –Aaron C. Yeagle, Book Review Universe "Vironika's poetry gently sweeps over your consciousness in a way that is both surprising and enlightening. This collection echoes with the longing we all feel, whether for spiritual connection with oneself or for a faded romance. Her work has lasting power: Many of her lines have stayed with me long after I finished the poem." –David Silverberg, artistic director of Toronto Poetry Slam, author of As Close to the Edge Without Going Over (ChiZine) "Vironika’s poems take us on a voyage through the landscape of the human mind. She is a writer with the rare ability to capture the nuances of thought, unflinchingly revealing her own life while reflecting back to us our own nature - full of wisdom, contradiction, longing and love." –Andrea Thompson, award-winning writer, spoken word artist, activist & educator "...a delicate balance between unrequited love, passion, and loss. Vironika Tugaleva has an artful style of spilling blood all over the pages with the stroke of her pen. Some of the poems brought a smile to my face from my own memories. Other poems made me well up with emotion from the pain of loss, the lonely nights, and a heartache that never left. This book is a brave representation of the slow walk through healing and the emotions that come with every step." –Angela Bertoli, author of Moonlit Mystics FROM THE INTRODUCTION: “For years, I was having dreams about my first love. He would smile at me, forgive me, be my friend. I would wake up longing for closure. I figured the dreams would fade over time, but almost twelve years later, they became stronger. Instead of friendship and forgiveness, the dreams filled with passion. I would wake up yearning for the magnets that had pulsed so powerfully within me all those years ago. I decided to write a poem every time I missed him. So, I did. I expected it to help. I didn’t expect it to have as much of an impact as it did. If there is anything I can hope to inspire in readers of this collection, it is this: if something hurts, make art from it. You never know where it might lead you.” –Vironika Tugaleva
Description : This comprehensive textbook for the two-term course focuses students on not only the foundational concepts of astronomy but on the process of scientific discovery itself—how we know what we know about the cosmos. Engagingly written and filled helpful pedagogical tools, the book also excels at dispelling widely held misconceptions and helping students avoid common pitfalls as they explore the heavens. Thoroughly updated, the new edition features the latest discoveries and new pedagogy, and is supported by an expanded media/supplements package centered on W. H. Freeman’s extraordinary new online course space, LaunchPad.
Description : Presents the background, character designs, episode guide, concept art, and development sketches of the television program, and includes animation storyboards and personal anecdotes from the creators.