» Articles for May 2015 Year
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Alfred Nobel: A Biography - Kenne Fant, Marianne Ruuth
Kenne Fant makes generous use of previously unavailable letters between Nobel and his mistress, bringing the enigmatic visionary vividly to life. This is the only complete full-length biography available of a man who can lay reasonable claim to the title of 'troubled genius' - and one of the most influential minds in modern history.
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How Modern Science Came into the World: Four Civilizations, One 17th-Century Breakthrough - H. Floris Cohen
Once, the concept of ‘the Scientific Revolution of the 17th century’ was innovative and inspiring, yielding what is still the master narrative of the rise of modern science. That narrative, however, has turned into a straitjacket—so often events and contexts just fail to fit in. Even so, in Floris Cohen’s view neither the early, theory-centered historiography nor present-day contextual and practice-oriented approaches compel us to drop the concept altogether. Instead, he offers here a narrative
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Seven Miracles That Saved America: Why They Matter and Why We Should Have Hope - Chris Stewart, Ted Stewart
When the odds were stacked against us, and there have been many times when the great experiment we call America could have and should have failed, did God intervene to save us? That question, posed by authors Chris and Ted Stewart, is the foundation for this remarkable book. And the examples they cite provide compelling evidence that the hand of Providence has indeed preserved the United States of America on multiple occasions. Skillfully weaving story vignettes with historical explanations,
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The Color of Distance - Amy Thomson
Juna is the sole survivor of a team of surveyors marooned in the dense and isolated Tendu rain forest, an uninhabitable world for humans. Her only hope for survival is total transformation--and terrifying assimilation--into the amphibian Tendu species. Juna will learn more about her own human nature than ever before.
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Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture, Volume 2 - Masayuki Ishikawa
EYES ON THE PRIZE   Tadayasu’s odd ability to see germs with the naked eye has come in handy for lectures on exotic (and stinky) fermented foods and sake. However, he’s going to need more than his natural gifts to survive the university’s spectacular Spring Festival. Only great perseverance and a bit of luck will get him through a harrowing competition to achieve the grand prize—a night of attempted debauchery.   Includes special extras after the story!
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Elements and Compounds - Lynnette Brent
This lively book will teach readers about the chemical compounds that make up all kinds of objects, giving them a new understanding of the world around them. Colorful illustrations encourage interest in this vital basic science, giving readers knowledge o
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Emma: Woman of Faith (Paperback) - Anita Stansfield
Emma stood alone at the edge of the Mississippi, pondering its lazy flow that was so familiar to her. . . . More than three decades had passed since she'd lost her precious Joseph. She had learned to live without him . . . but nothing had ever felt right without him. . . . “Joseph,” she whispered into the breeze as she lovingly fingered the worn gold beads encircling her throat, a gift from Joseph, one of the few tangible remnants of his love for her. In this triumphant tribute, well-loved LDS
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Principles of Biochemistry - H. Robert Horton, Robert Horton, Laurence A. Moran, J. David Rawn, K. Gray Scrimgeour, Marc D. Perry
This accurate and up-to-date book focuses on the basic principles of Biochemistry, with carefully selected examples of each. The areas of greatest change since the second edition are lipid metabolism, oxidative phosphorylation, and protein metabolism. Includes stereo views of many macromolecules; computer supplement; a section on molecular evolution; protein structures; molecular evolution; and developments in the area of gene expression, including the structure of RNA polymerase, the structure
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The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas, Robin Buss
'On what slender threads do life and fortune hang' Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantès is confined to the grim fortress of If. There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and he becomes determined not only to escape, but also to unearth the treasure and use it to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration. Dumas' epic tale of suffering and retribution, inspired by a real-life case of wrongful