The Case for Pluto

Author: Alan Boyle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470541906
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In support of Pluto-the cutest and most unfairly treated planet Pity poor Pluto: It's a planet that was discovered because of a mistake, a planet that turned out not to be a planet at all, thanks to a still-disputed decision made in 2006. And yet, Pluto is the planet best-loved by Americans, especially children, one that may have contained the building blocks of life billions of years ago and may well serve as life's last redoubt billions of years from now. In The Case for Pluto, award-winning science writer Alan Boyle traces the tiny planet's ups and downs, its strange appeal, the reasons behind its demotion, and the reasons why it should be set back in the planetary pantheon. Tells the compelling story of Pluto's discovery and how it became a cultural icon Makes the case for Pluto as planet, countering the books that argue against it Comes in a small, friendly package — just like Pluto — and features a handsome design, making it a great gift The Case for Pluto is the must-read tale of a cosmic underdog that has captured the hearts of millions: an endearing little planet that is changing the way we see the universe beyond our backyard. Alan Boyle is MSNBC.com’s science editor and the award-winning blogger behind Cosmic Log. He’s been a talking head on NBC’s The Today Show and the MSNBC cable channel, holding forth on scientific subjects ranging from the chances of an asteroid Armageddon to the 3-D wizardry behind the “Harry Potter” movies. But he writes better than he talks.

Master the College Composition CLEP Test

Author: Peterson's
Publisher: Peterson's
ISBN: 0768937426
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Peterson's Master the College Composition CLEP Test offers a comprehensive review of the skills assessed in this general examination. You will start by taking a 50-question pre-test, complete with detailed answer explanations, to help find your strengths and weakneses. This is followed by a thorough discussion of the conventions of Standard Written English, revision skills, the ability to use source materials, and rhetorical analysis. Each of these subject areas includes review questions with answer explanations. You will review how to write a successful essay, and then go through an in-depth usage review. You can then practice with a 50-question post-test, which is also accompanied by answer explanations.

Master the CLEP

Author: Peterson's
Publisher: Peterson's
ISBN: 0768936306
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Peterson's Master the CLEP is the essential prep guide for non-traditional students who are looking to begin a college career and for current students who want to save on tuition costs by testing out of certain courses. When you use this guide, you will get a basic overview of the CLEP, a look at the general examinations and the vast number of subject-specific exams, tips for registering and preparing for the CLEP, and a guide to interpreting your test scores. This is followed by extensive reviews of the five CLEP general examinations, with pre- and post-tests and subject matter overviews that will help you pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses. The Appendix will go into detail about a number of CLEP subject exams.

1 001 ACT Practice Problems For Dummies

Author: Lisa Zimmer Hatch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119275431
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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1,001 ACT questions with step-by-step solutions Ready to take the ACT? No sweat! With 1,001 ACT Practice Questions For Dummies you get 1,001 opportunities to prepare for the test. Complete with detailed, step-by-step solutions, each practice ACT question gets you one step closer to a great score on the most popular college admissions test—and getting into the school of your dreams. Practice your way to ACT test-taking perfection with the help of For Dummies! Includes one-year access to practice questions online Offers 1,001 practice questions—from easy to hard Tracks your progress, so you can see where you need more help and create your own question sets Provides detailed, step-by-step answers and explanations for every question If you're a student with college in your sights, 1,001 ACT Practice Questions For Dummies sets you up for success!

Incredible Stories from Space

Author: Nancy Atkinson
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
ISBN: 1624143296
Format: PDF, ePub
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Experience the Amazing Unmanned Journeys to Explore the Universe In Incredible Stories from Space, veteran space journalist Nancy Atkinson shares compelling insights from over 35 NASA scientists and engineers, taking readers behind the scenes of the unmanned missions that are transforming our understanding of the solar system and beyond. Weaving together one-on-one interviews along with the extraordinary sagas of the spacecraft themselves, this book chronicles the struggles and triumphs of nine current space missions and captures the true spirit of exploration and discovery. Full color images throughout reveal scientific discoveries and the stunning, breathtaking views of our universe, sent back to Earth by our robotic emissaries to the cosmos. -Travel along with the first mission to Pluto -Explore Mars alongside the Curiosity Rover -Join the unprecedented hunt for extrasolar planets -Unlock the mysteries of the cosmos with the iconic Hubble Space Telescope -Discover the latest findings in our solar system -See the future of space exploration with a preview of upcoming missions

Kids to Space

Author: Lonnie Jones Schorer
Publisher: Collectors Guide Pub
ISBN: 9781894959421
Format: PDF, Docs
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Experts answer questions posed by elementary school children regarding space travel and exploration.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

The Environments of the Sun and the Stars

Author: Jean-Pierre Rozelot
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642306489
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Based on lectures given at a CNRS summer school in France, this book covers many aspects of stellar environments (both observational and theoretical) and offers a broad overview of the field. More specifically, Part I of the book focuses on the Sun, the properties of the ejected plasma, of the solar wind and on space weather. The second part deals with tides in planetary systems and in binary stellar systems, as well as with interactions in massive binary stars as seen by interferometry. Finally the chapters of Part III discuss the environments of young or evolved stars, stellar winds, agnetic fields and disks. With its broad approach the book will provide advanced students as well as researchers with a good overview of the environments of the Sun and the stars.