Download and read online Basher Basics Weather in PDF and EPUB Basher Basics: Weather, Whipping up a storm! created and illustrated by Simon Basher, written by Dan Green: Welcome to the wild world of weather, Basher style! Meet Hurricane, a violent blusterer; Atmosphere, a many-layered character who keeps the planet cozy; hard-nut Hail and sneezy Sleet; Drought, the dusty fellow who makes life hard for animals, plants and people; and mischievous El Niño, who messes around with ocean currents to chaotic effect. Includes plenty of detail on the forces that make weather work—this approach is so effective, readers will forever think about these characters every time they hear a weather report or step outside.
Download and read online Basher Basics Weather in PDF and EPUB Introduces weather, discussing the atmosphere, different types of weather, and climate changes.
Download and read online Weather in PDF and EPUB Describes the forces at work that make up the wild world of weather.
Download and read online Basher Basics Music in PDF and EPUB Uses cartoon-style characters to explain basic concepts in music, discussing the basic characteristics of music, musical notation, musical instruments, and styles of music.
Download and read online Basher Basics Space Exploration in PDF and EPUB Uses cartoon-style characters to introduce readers to topics related to space exploration and the spacecraft that have been used for it.
Download and read online Basher Science Climate Change in PDF and EPUB Do you know your carbon cycle from your carbon footprint? Can you tell your greenhouse effect from your green house? And what exactly is a tipping point? If any of these questions leave you confused, then Basher Science: Climate Change is the book for you. From El Nino and hurricanes to deforestation and population growth of scale - this is a totally comprehensible guide to a fast-moving, essential topic. Subjects covered in this book include: ice caps, the greenhouse effect, global warming, the butterfly effect, atmospheric systems, acid rain, ocean systems, acidification, fossil fuels, heat waves, urbanization, carbon footprint, recycling, renewable energy, biofuels, and nuclear power.
Download and read online Basher Science Astronomy in PDF and EPUB Basher Science: Astronomy, Out of this World! created and illustrated by Simon Basher, Written by Dan Green: Like a Facebook for the universe, Astronomy gives every important celestial body and concept its own page, where readers can learn its behaviors, likes, and dislikes up close and personal. From the flashy stars to the shadowy and strange objects that hang out like loners at the edges of the universe, no player goes unnoticed. Every profile has a hip anime-style portrait to round out the picture, but make no mistake: while the presentation is all style, the science is rock solid. The book includes a super cute poster of the solar system in the back. The universe has never been so cool.
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Download and read online Basher Science Engineering in PDF and EPUB How does a 3D printer work? What stops a skyscraper from falling over? Where does a smart phone store information? Welcome to the world of engineering! Discover how the familiar machines and buildings in today's world are constructed, and how they function. How do scientists choose the right materials for the right job? Which scientific principles lie behind each machine or structure? Basher's highly original books explain difficult scientific concepts in ingenious ways, making them tangible, understandable and even lovable. Chatty first-person text and stylish, contemporary character illustrations give a voice, personality, and story to each topic -- it's a truly brilliant way to communicate science.
Download and read online Basher Science Chemistry in PDF and EPUB Basher Science: Chemistry, Getting a Big Reaction created and illustrated by Simon Basher, Written by Dan Green: Discover the secrets of chemistry, and learn about the properties of matter and the ways in which they interact, combine and change. Chemistry is a compelling guide to a community of characters who make up everything around us.
Download and read online Natural Hazards Unnatural Disasters in PDF and EPUB "A combination of case studies, data on many scales, and application of economic principles...[this report] provides an understanding of the relative roles of the market, government intervention, and social institutions in determining and improving both the prevention and the response to hazardous occurrences."-Kenneth J. Arrow, Nobel Prize in Economics, 1972
Download and read online Basher Science Microbiology in PDF and EPUB This latest book from the Basher Science series investigates the unseen world of microbes. Basher's distinctive style presents key microbes as characters with their own voice and personality. Microbiology investigates the "teensy tykes" such as algae and bacteria that are all around us in the living world, as well as a range of so-called "minibeasts", but these are not the usual creepy-crawlies that you might think of. These near-invisible creatures range from the zooplankton "good guys" to the unpleasant tapeworm and fluke. Yuk! Microbiology explains the different building blocks of the human body, as well as the nasty bugs that can make us so ill, whether it's catching a common cold or something much more deadly such as tuberculosis, the second biggest killer in the modern world.
Download and read online Atmosphere Weather and Climate in PDF and EPUB From clear explanations of basic physical and chemical principles of the atmosphere to descriptions of regional climates and their changes, this popular text presents a comprehensive coverage of global climatology.
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Download and read online The Virtual Community in PDF and EPUB Howard Rheingold has been called the First Citizen of the Internet. In this book he tours the "virtual community" of online networking. He describes a community that is as real and as much a mixed bag as any physical community -- one where people talk, argue, seek information, organize politically, fall in love, and dupe others. At the same time that he tells moving stories about people who have received online emotional support during devastating illnesses, he acknowledges a darker side to people's behavior in cyberspace. Indeed, contends Rheingold, people relate to each other online much the same as they do in physical communities.Originally published in 1993, The Virtual Community is more timely than ever. This edition contains a new chapter, in which the author revisits his ideas about online social communication now that so much more of the world's population is wired. It also contains an extended bibliography.