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  • Exobiologists, Rocketeers, and Engineers

    Exobiologists, Rocketeers, and Engineers: Inside NASA’s Quest for Life in Space

    True stories about real people: Nobel Prize laureate Dr. Joshua Lederberg said that once he decided exobiology was the way to save the solar system from earthly biological contamination he sought expert help first at the University of Wisconsin, where he was professor of genetics. There he discovered a brilliant biology student, nineteen-year-old Lynn Alexander.

    “I was looking for a biologist with an interest in astronomy. Then Lynn mentioned that she was dating a bright astronomy student who was researching the atmosphere of Jupiter,” Ledeberg told me. “Lynn introduced Carl Sagan to me, and I introduced him to NASA. It was one of my major contributions to NASA.”

    Exobiologists, Rocketeers, and Engineers: Inside NASA’s Quest for Life in Space details the challenges faced by the NASA engineers with the rise of the exobiologists who had no laboratory and no way to conduct scientific research unless they could get a ride on a spaceship. Just what NASA need since its legacy institutions-Langley, Ames, JPL, Goddard-were designed to devise new aeronautic feats. After the moon missions, rockets into space with life-search equipment on board raised the horizon to infinity. This is their amazing historic story.

     

    About the author:

    Rick Eyerdam is a national award-winning reporter who was a finalist in the NASA Journalist in Space competition and who covered the NASA Viking Mars missions and subsequent launches. He is editor of Marsnow, info, an acclaimed Web site covering the search for life on Mars and in space.

    $22.99
  • Global Warming and Climate Change

    Global Warming and Climate Change

    Climate Change and Global Warming: A Brief Primer Including the Paris Agreement of 2015 is an introduction to climate science and the current climate crisis that has developed during the past century. Since the impact of climate change will likely impact the Gen Xers and Millennials the most, this book is also for their benefit. Climate change driven by global warming is not difficult to understand and of the world’s climate scientists, 97% agree that human activity in the consumption of fossil fuel is the primary cause. But there are solutions; it is not too late if we act now.

    Author Bio

    Raymond W. Empereur, B.A, M.P.A., a senior Baby Boomer, is a retired public health and non-profit executive with over 30 years of combined experience as an executive director/public health administrator for six local public health departments in Northern Illinois and as the non-profit director of a health planning and policy agency based in Rockford, Illinois serving the north central part of the state. He also had the privilege of becoming a licensed “navigator” for the state of Illinois and worked for a time helping people to apply for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obama Care”. Ray lives in Rockford in northern Illinois with his wife and is semi-retired. He and Sherry have two adult married children and five grandchildren. Ray teaches part-time for the Masters of Public Health program at Benedictine University and consults in grant writing and non-profit management for Rockford University. This is his fourth book.

    $12.99
  • Jose Jimenez

    HVAC & R: Hands on Troubleshooting 2nd Edition

    About the author:

    JOSE C JIMENEZ was born in Bogota, Colombia South America. He began his career working and teaching HVACR and Electricity in his country in 1956 while serving in Colombia’s Navy (Technical Schools) and continued it in the United States. Here, he has worked as a service technician, Instructor, Director, and Owner in several Trade schools (National Skills Center, Refrigeration School, Technical Trade School, GM Tech School, HVAC Tech School, La Guardia Community College {Continuing Education}, Etc.) He has written several HVAC & E textbooks, as well as preparation for EPA certification, and NYC Fire Department RMO licensing. He has been affiliated with organizations such as ASHRAE, RSES, NATE, Etc. He has an “Associated Degree in Applied Sciences” In Environmental Control Technology

    $25.62
  • Dale Basgall-front

    Life of Inventing

    Life of Inventing is to example a systematic approach to enhancing creativity in the line of inventing mechanical devices that perform work, or some type of product that has usefulness.

    What I intended by writing this book is to provide a step-by step recipe to create perceptually from an idea for the purpose of acquiring a United States patent. An idea is the ­first wave of intellectual property that develops into three-dimensional personal property of the creator or inventor. There is a certain mind-set required to create and become successful. The text in this book is meant to enhance your inventing experiences.

    It takes many years of inventing and writing provisional patent drafts to acquire the knowledge that will make an idea come to life, in a way, so rewards can be collected for twenty years into the future for the person who spends the time reading and understanding this successful method to create a product from an idea.

    Also written within the text of this book are experiences learned while developing products as an independent inventor. The designs of inventions exhibited within the content of this book are intended to example a timeline to produce a tangible result from the onset of an idea to the completion of the product invention. In short, the writer of this text is an expert in this field of creativity and writing really good provisional patent drafts—from thirty-three years of inventing experiences. The written text can become your gold mine of information once clearly understood.

    $19.97$35.88
  • PO wisdom_front

    PURSUIT OF WISDOM: The Quest for Truth, Understanding, Goodness, Justice, Beauty & Love

    The purpose of the Pursuit of Wisdom is the search for transcendent truth, in order to find goodness/ justice, and perfect beauty. Faith and Reason are also essential especially when somethings is not fathomable. The end objective of all wisdom is to find Perfect Love. Reviewed By Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ Favorite Review Rating: 5-Stars – Congratulations on your 5-star review! Pursuit of Wisdom by Robert T. Fertig is a book about finding the truth in everything that surrounds us. We all want acceptance and unconditional love; we crave it and it is in our most basic nature. However, we are also curious by nature, which is the reason why we need to know and understand the meaning behind the most common things in life. From understanding the “truth” of cultural change, climate change and even how or if we can live together as a community, these are the questions that we ask ourselves every day. The author talks about how these truths are important, how they are necessary for us to build a community, build trust and understand what it takes to accept every human being as a valuable addition to the community. The author shares his thoughts about his general understanding of what truth is, what is goodness, what exactly is justice and how every basic need of humans comes down to finding the most objective answer to their questions. Everything has a “truth” and if you understand that, you can understand everything else. This is the beginning of an awakening that the author believes every reader should have. I have immense respect for the author for conveying such a complicated idea in such a simple yet eloquent way. He had control over the narrative, he had a flow in mind and he executed it perfectly. I enjoyed the fact that the author didn’t force anything on the reader; he just laid out his ideas and his thoughts on the pages and gave it to the reader to make whatever they want with it. This is enlightening and educational at the same time.

    About the Author
    Robert Thomas Fertig is a veteran of the USAF. At Columbia University Graduate Physics Lab, he was responsible for setting up experiments for graduate students. At General Electric, he taught computer programming. At Sperry Univac, Mr. Fertig was a Competitive Analyst. He later became Vice President of Advanced Computer Techniques Corporation. Robert established Enterprise Information Systems, Inc., an IT Consulting Firm, in Greenwich, CT. Mr. Fertig is the author or co-author of eleven books (and two screenplays): Guardianship Realities, Middle-East Quicksand (novel), Consequences, Culture Battles, Beauty and Wonder of Transcendent Truths, Guide to Universal Truths, Software Revolution, and Best Interests of the Children, Miraculous, and Pursuit of Wisdom. For five years, Robert and his spouse Miriam, were volunteers with Guardian ad Litem. During the last five years Mr. Fertig was an Eldercare Guardian, in Pinellas County, Florida.

    $4.99$20.51