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The Morien Institute Web Editor has had Fibromyalgia for many years and has made this list of educational resources for fellow sufferers ...

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"Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain: A Survival Manual"
(2nd Edition - Paperback)
by
Devin J. Starlanyl
Mary Ellen Copeland

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"The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fibromyalgia"
by
Lynne Matallana
Laurence A. Bradley
Stuart Silverman, M.D.
Muhammad Yunus


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"First Year Fibromyalgia: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed"
by
Claudia Craig Marek
R. Paul Amand
(Foreword)

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"Taking Charge of Fibromyalgia: Everything You Need to Know to Manage Fibromyalgia"
by
Julie Kelly
Rosalie Devonshire
Thomas J. Romano
(Editor)

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"The Fibromyalgia Advocate: Getting the Support You Need to Cope with Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Syndrome"
by
Devin J. Starlanyl

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"The Fibromyalgia Relief Book: 213 Ideas for Improving Your
Quality of Life"

by
Miryam E. Williamson
Mary Anne Saathoff
(Foreword)

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"Fibromyalgia Help Book: A Practical Guide to Living Better with Fibromyalgia"
by
Jenny Fransen
I. Jon Russell


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"The Fibromyalgia Survivor"
by
Mark J. Pellegrino
David Schumick
(Illustrator)


EU English Edition

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2004 Best Sellers

"Biological Time"
by
Bernie Taylor


EU English Edition


"The Treasure
of Alaric"

by
Daniel Costa


EU English Edition


"Twenty-First Century Grail: The Quest for a Legend"
by
Andrew Collins


EU English Edition



"Hubble: The Mirror on
the Universe"

by
Jerry T. Bonnell &
Robert J. Nemiroff

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"Beyond: Visions of the Interplanetary Probes"
by
Michael Benson
Sir Arthur C. Clarke
(Foreword)

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"The Universe: 365 Days
(Hardcover)"

by
Jerry T. Bonnell &
Robert J. Nemiroff

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"Astronomy: 365 Days
(Hardcover)"

by
Jerry T. Bonnell &
Robert J. Nemiroff

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"Rewilding North America: A Vision For Conservation
In The 21St Century"

by
Dave Foreman

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"Shamanism: An Encyclopedia of World Beliefs, Practices
and Culture"

Mariko Walter &
Eva Fridman (Editor)

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"Shamanism: A Reader"
Graham Harvey

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"Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy"
Mircea Eliade
Willard R. Trask (Translator)
Wendy Doniger (Foreword)

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"Folk Art and Magic: Shamanism in Korea"
Alan Carter Covell

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"Shamanism and the Mystery Lines"
Paul Devereux

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"The World Is As You Dream It: Shamanic Teachings from the Amazon and Andes"
John Perkins


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"Shamans and Religion: An Anthropological Exploration in Critical Thinking"
Alice Beck Kehoe

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"Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind"
Graham Hancock

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"Way of the Shaman"
M. Harner

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"Dance of the Four Winds: Secrets of the Inca Medicine Wheel"
Alberto Villoldo & Erik Jendresen


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"Shamanism as a Spiritual Practice for Daily Life"
Tom Cowan


EU English Edition


"Riding Windhorses: A Journey into the Heart of Mongolian Shamanism"
Sarangerel Odigan


EU English Edition


"The Jesus Papers: Exposing the Greatest Cover-Up in History"
Michael Baigent


EU English Edition


"The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art"
David Lewis-Williams


EU English Edition


"Inside the Neolithic Mind: Consciousness, Cosmos and the Realm of the Gods"
David Lewis-Williams & David Pearce


EU English Edition


"Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy"
Mircea Eliade


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Selected New Books, Videos & DVDs

- New books 2006 -


- New books December 2006 -

 

"Lost World of the Kimberley: Extraordinary New Glimpses of Australia's Ice Age Ancestors"
by
Ian Wilson

 

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"This provocative anthropological study offers insights into the thousands of paintings found in small, raised caves on cliff faces in the remote and rugged Kimberley Ranges of Northwest Australia.

With lithe, graceful, human figures depicted in a fashion altogether different from that of even the oldest traditional art, these rock paintings have astounded experts since their discovery in 1891. This discussion offers intriguing speculation into who the people who created these paintings could be and explains how new dating techniques helped to clear up many unanswered questions.

Encapsulating the mystery that still remains about these paintings, this fascinating book will capture the attention of anyone interested in art, art history, or archeology.


- New books November 2006 -

 

"Digging for the Truth: One Man's Epic Adventure Exploring the World's Greatest Archaeological Mysteries"
by
Josh Bernstein

 

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"The host of the History Channel's "Digging for the Truth" presents a behind-the-scenes tour of some of his most interesting and physically challenging adventures.

The best thing for archaeology’s image since Harrison Ford cocked his hat and starred in Raiders of the Lost Ark. (The New York Times)

Digging for the Truth is not a traditional archaeology show—it’s the very best in armchair adventure. Bernstein inspires his viewers, taking them on a hands-on journey into the past. (Success Magazine)"


"Deep Ancestry: Inside the Gengoraphic Project"
by
Spencer Wells

 

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"Science tells us we're all related—one vast family sharing a common ancestor who lived in Africa 60,000 years ago. But countless questions remain about our great journey from the birthplace of Homo sapiens to the ends of the Earth. How did we end up where we are? When did we get there?

Why do we display such a wide range of colors and features? The fossil record offers some answers, but exciting new genetic research reveals many more, since our DNA carries a complete chronicle of our species and its migrations.

In Deep Ancestry, scientist and explorer Spencer Wells shows how tiny genetic changes add up over time into a fascinating story. Using scores of real-life examples, helpful analogies, and detailed diagrams and illustrations, he translates complicated concepts into accessible language and explains exactly how each and every individual's DNA contributes another piece to the jigsaw puzzle of human history. The book takes readers inside the Genographic Project, the landmark study now assembling the world's largest collection of population genetic DNA samples and employing the latest in testing technology and computer analysis to examine hundreds of thousands of genetic profiles from all over the globe."


"Transatlantic Encounters: American Indians
in Britain, 1500-1776"

by
Alden T. Vaughan

 

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"Transatlantic Encounters examines the diverse origins and experiences of approximately 175 American Indians and Inuits who travelled to the British Isles before the American Revolution. Their homelands ranged from northern Canada to Brazil, their ages from infant to nonagenarian, their statuses from slave (the largest category) to 'emperor', their occupations from warrior to missionary.

Some American natives died soon after arrival, but others remained as long as fourteen years and returned home; still others, their arrival and death dates undocumented, may have endured long lives abroad. And always, Indians and Inuits fascinated the British people, whether the Americans were captives or on commercial display, interpreters-in-training, or voluntary voyagers to petition the monarch and tour Britain's famous sites.

British artists painted their portraits and eminent writers invoked them in plays and essays. In the imperial crisis of 1776, Indian diplomats who had been to London would staunchly support the British Empire."


"Twilight of the Mammoths: Ice Age Extinctions and the Rewilding of America"
by
Paul S. Martin

 

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"Paleontologist Martin delivers an energetic and highly entertaining look at one of the most controversial issues in his field of geoscience: overkill, the argument that "virtually all extinctions of wild animals in the last 50,000 years are anthropogenic, that is, caused by humans" and not by climate change.

As one of the leading advocates of this theory, Martin uses his own extensive research—as well as amusing insights from his personal life and career—to make his case.

He draws on studies from Costa Rica and Madagascar to California and the Grand Canyon, and brings alive on the page such extinct creatures as mammoths, mastodons and the "gentle giant" ground sloths, which he shows were present in North America before the arrival of prehistoric people.


"Sacred Geometry: Deciphering the Code"
by
Stephen Skinner

 

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"The Da Vinci Code has awakened the public to the powerful and very ancient idea that religious truths and mathematical principles are intimately intertwined. Sacred Geometry offers an accessible way of understanding how that connection is revealed in nature and the arts.

Over the centuries, temple builders have relied on magic numbers to shape sacred spaces, astronomers have used geometry to calculate holy seasons, and philosophers have observed the harmony of the universe in the numerical properties of music.

By showing how the discoveries of mathematics are manifested over and over again in biology and physics, and how they have inspired the greatest works of art, this illuminating study reveals the universal principles that link us to the infinite.


- New books October 2006 -

 

"The Cave Painters: Probing the Mysteries of
the World's First Artists"

by
Gregory Curtis

 

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"For centuries, people have been going into caves in France and Spain, looking at the 30,000-year-old pictures painted there and asking, "What can they be?" In this lively survey, Curtis, former Texas Monthly editor, makes it clear that while we'll never have a definitive answer, the quest will always be fascinating. He begins by laying out who the painters probably were and what their world was like during the waning days of Neanderthals.

Then he dives into the caves and the bitter controversies on the art within, from the war of ideas between Marcelo Sautuola and Emile Cartailhac in the late 19th century to Jean Clottes's and David Lewis-Williams's current, strongly disputed theory that the paintings are related to shamanic quests.

Curtis's own speculation is sometimes more arguable than believable, but usually intriguing. He bolsters a slim number of illustrations with concise descriptions that convey his own delight, befuddlement, frustration and awe.


"The Making of the Fittest: DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution"
by
Sean B. Carroll

 

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"A geneticist and author of Endless Forms Most Beautiful discusses the role of DNA in the evolution of life on Earth, explaining how an analysis of DNA reveals a complete record of the events that have shaped each species and how it provides evidence of the validity of the theory of evolution.

Sensing that many people misunderstand evolution or don't believe it, geneticist Carroll here hopes to teach the interested and convince the doubters. He uses popular interest in animals as his lure and selects specific creatures, beginning with bloodless fishes of the Antarctic seas, as stages for his substantive points about evolution.

Natural selection eliminates harmful changes and embraces beneficial ones, and each change leaves its signature on a species' DNA codes. For example, the Antarctic ice fish today has no red blood cells; yet a fossilized gene for hemoglobin remains in its DNA, showing that the fish has adapted over 55 million years by losing the red blood cells that thicken blood and make it harder to pump in extreme cold.


"The Rosslyn Hoax?"
by
Robert L D Cooper

 

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"The Rosslyn Hoax? Would you like to know the truth about Rosslyn Chapel? Since the publication of the novel "The Da Vinci Code" huge numbers of non-Masons have been asking questions and putting forward theories about Freemasonry ? especially Freemasonry in Scotland, and its alleged connections with the Knights Templar and Rosslyn Chapel.

This book is a product of the research undertaken to answer those thousands of questions. The results will surprise a lot of people.

The author asks?
Have we the public been the victims of a massive hoax?
Is it true that Rosslyn Chapel has been changed to make it Masonic?
Are the Freemasons themselves the victims of an enormous conspiracy?
Has the meaning of the Kirkwall Scroll been hijacked for a particular purpose?
Who benefits from trying to cover it all up?


"Freemasonry: Symbols, Secrets, Significance"
by
W. Kirk MacNulty

 

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"A fascinating glimpse inside the mysterious world of freemasonry reveals the fraternal organization's arcane symbols of life, death, and morality and their philosophical meanings, capturing a wide array of ceremonial regalia, manuscripts, tracing boards, ritual swords, prints, furniture, paintings, ephemera, and architecture.

"The Craft," with an estimated four million Freemasons worldwide, remains the largest fraternal organization in the world. Written by an active Freemason, this book comprehensively explains Freemasonry through its fascinating visual culture, rich in mysterious and arcane symbols of life, death, and morality that have evolved over centuries of secrecy and that have profound philosophical meaning.

Ceremonial regalia, paintings, manuscripts, tracing boards, ritual swords, furniture, prints, ephemera, and architecture: the book is copiously illustrated with many specially researched items from Freemasonry archives. This unrivaled compendium will appeal both to Freemasons wishing to learn the full story of their order and to a general audience that is intensely curious about this traditionally secretive and closed movement.


"Codebreaker: The History of Codes and Ciphers, from the Ancient Pharaohs to Quantum Cryptography"
by
Stephen Pincock

 

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"From the time of the ancient pharaohs to the modern world of Internet banking, civilization has relied on codes and ciphers to keep its secrets. The 4,000-year history of cryptography has been a kind of arms race: Each time a more complex encryption has been developed, it has been attacked and, more often than not, decoded; and each time, in response, codemakers have produced tougher and tougher codes.

Codebreaker surveys the entire history of codes through an eloquent narrative and an evocative range of illustrations, paying special attention to famous codes that have never been broken, such as the Beale Ciphers, the Voynich manuscript, the Easter Island code, and many more. Many great names in history appear throughout, from Caesar and Mary Queen of Scots, to Samuel Morse and Alan Turing.

The narrative is based in part on interviews with cryptology experts, Navaho windtalkers, decryption experts, and law enforcement experts, and ends with a vision of the coded future via quantum cryptography.


"Astronomy: 365 Days
(Hardcover)"

by
Jerry T. Bonnell & Robert J. Nemiroff

 

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"Photographs of outer space, produced by earthbound and space telescopes and planet-roving satellites, have long captivated a vast audience. In this follow-up to "Abrams' The Universe: 365 Days", the two astrophysicists who founded Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) bring readers the most ingruiging pictures of space to date.

They include photographs from the Spirit and Opportunity rovers on Mars and the Cassini spacecraft orbiting the ringed gas giant Saturn, along with the latest deep-space revelations from the Hubble Space Telescope - and gorgeous views by professionals and amateurs alike of the wonders in the skies just above Earth.

Accompanying each spectacular image is a short explanatory text. With an easy-to-navigate glossary and Universe by the Numbers chart, this latest book in "Abrams' 365 Days" series will be savoured by everyone who saw the first book, as well as anyone else who's ever felt the astonishing allure of the heavens.


- New books September 2006 -

 

"The Lost Science of Measuring the Earth:
Discovering the Sacred Geometry of the Ancients"

by
Robin Heath & John Michell

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"Two leading researchers into ancient wisdom demonstrate that the earth’s dimensions were accurately known prior to 3000 BC. These astonishing findings, available for the first time, include a system of surveying and measure based on simple numerical and geometrical rules documents that remnants of this science still existed in medieval times when it became lost.

It appears that the system was applied worldwide. Chapters include: Measurement and the Moon; Stonehenge & the Lunation Triangle; The Preseli Triangle; Prehistoric Precision: A Summary; The Numbers that Measure the Earth; Traditions of Ancient Surveyors in Britain; Secrets of the 52nd Parallel; Dates and Speculations A Summary; Appendices."


"Islamic Art and Archaeology of Palestine"
by
Myriam Rosen-Ayalon

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"Despite political upheavals under Muslim domination in the Middle Ages, Palestine was a center of great artistic activity and was recognized for its incredible dynamism. Its unique contribution to the Islamic "macrocosm", however, has been insufficiently studied.

In this introduction to Palestinian Islamic art and archaeology, Rosen-Ayalon exposes the existence of the extremely well-preserved monuments of high architectural quality and religious value that have been revealed by the numerous archaeological excavations within this relatively small area. In chronological order, she presents for the first time the multifaceted and long-lasting achievements of Islamic art in Palestine, filling the gap of years of neglect on the subject."


"Astronomy and Mathematics in Ancient China:
The 'Zhou Bi Suan Jing'"

by
Christopher Cullen

 

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"This is a study and translation of the Zhou bi suan jing, a Chinese work on astronomy and mathematics that reached its final form around the first century AD. The author provides the first easily accessible introduction to the developing mathematical and observational practices of ancient Chinese astronomers and shows how the generation and validation of knowledge about the heavens in Han dynasty China related closely to developments in statecraft and politics.

This book will be fascinating reading for scholars in the history of science, Chinese history, and astronomy."


"Stonehenge: The Biography of a Landscape"
by
T.C. Darvill

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"There have been innumerable books about Stonehenge, but this is the first to look at the World Heritage Site not only in its wider setting but also through time, from 10,000 BC right down to the present day (with the bitter disputes about a possible new road network and visitor centre.

Professor Tim Darvill is not only one of Britain's leading prehistorians, but he as been intimately involved with the development proposals for Stonehenge for 15 years. In 2002, he coordinated the production of a Research Framework for the Stonehenge World Heritage Site on behalf of English Heritage."


"The Periodic Table: Its Story and Its Significance"
by
Eric R. Scerri

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"The periodic table is one of the most potent icons in science. It lies at the core of chemistry and embodies the most fundamental principles of the field. The one definitive text on the development of the periodic table by van Spronsen (1969), has been out of print for a considerable time. The present book provides a successor to van Spronsen, but goes further in giving an evaluation of the extent to which modern physics has, or has not, explained the periodic system.

The book then turns to a systematic account of the early developments that led to the classification of the elements including the work of Lavoisier, Boyle and Dalton and Cannizzaro. The precursors to the periodic system, like Dobereiner and Gmelin, are discussed. In chapter 3, the discovery of the periodic system by six independent scientists is examined in detail."


"Dinosaur Atlas with CDROM"
(Spiral-bound)
by
John Malam
&
John Woodward

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- New books August 2006 -

 

"Myths We Live By: From the Life and Times
of Jesus and Paul"

by
Andrew C. Delos

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"What do we really know about the life of Jesus Christ and the decisive role of Paul? Author Andrew C. Delos—a professor emeritus who has used a penname so the work will stand on its own merits—has delved deep into the Bible and uncovered long-ignored facts which call into question many of the longest held doctrines and cherished traditions of Christianity. Was Jesus dead when he was taken from the cross? Did St. Peter ever really go to Rome? And was Jesus truly born in Bethlehem or was his place of birth somewhere else entirely? Those are just some of the provocative questions that Delos explores in this intriguing and thought-provoking work.

Fluent in Greek, Delos combed original texts, comparing them to the King James Version of the Holy Bible, and factored in recent discoveries and commentaries. What emerges is a work of rare insight and intellect as Delos slowly uncovers the real story of the lives and times of Jesus and Paul, every facet presented in fascinating detail. Provocative and profound, Myths We Live By asks us to question everything we think we may know—and then provides us with a truer and more illuminating story instead."


- New books June 2006 -

 

"The Sacred Geometry of Washington, D.C."
by
Nicholas R. Mann

 

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"The Laughing Jesus:
Religious Lies and Gnostic Wisdom"

by
Timothy Freke & Peter Gandy

 

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"An Incendiary Wake-Up Call to the World. What if the Old Testament is a work of fiction, Jesus never existed, and Muhammad was a mobster?

What if the Bible and the Qur'an are works of political propaganda created by Taliban-like fundamentalists to justify the sort of religious violence we are witnessing in the world today? What if there is a big idea that could free us from the us-versus-them world created by religion and make it possible for us to truly love our neighbors—and even our enemies?

What if it is possible to awaken to a profound state of oneness and love, which the Gnostic Christians symbolized by the enigmatic figure of the laughing Jesus? Discover for Yourself Why the Gnostic Jesus Laughs.


"Shroom"
by
Andy Letcher

 

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"Is Santa Claus really a magic mushroom in disguise? Was Alice in Wonderland a thinly veiled psychedelic mushroom odyssey? Did mushroom tea kick-start ancient Greek philosophy?

Much stranger than the fictions it has inspired, the world of the magic mushroom is a place where shamans and hippies rub shoulders with psychiatrists, poets and international bankers. The 'magic mushroom' was only rediscovered fifty years ago, but has accumulated all sorts of folktales and urban legends along the way.

In this timely and definitive study, Andy Letcher strips away the myths to get at the true story of how hallucinogenic mushrooms, once shunned in the West as the most pernicious of poisons, came to be the illicit drug of choice.

Chronicling the history of the magic mushroom from its use by the Aztecs of Central America and the tribes of Siberia through to the present day, Letcher takes a critical and humorous look at the drug's popular image and underground culture.


- New books May 2006 -

 

"Corridor Ecology: The Science and Practice of Linking Landscapes for Biodiversity Conservation"
by
Jodi A. Hilty, William Z. Lidicker
& Adina M. Merenlender

 

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"Corridor Ecology presents guidelines that combine conservation science and practical experience for maintaining, enhancing, and creating connectivity between natural areas with an overarching goal of conserving biodiversity.

It offers an objective, carefully interpreted review of the issues and is a one-of-a-kind resource for scientists, landscape architects, planners, land managers, decision-makers, and all those working to protect and restore landscapes and species diversity.


- New books March 2006 -

 

"Meteors and Meteorites: Origins and Observations"
by
Martin Beech

 

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"The earth is bombarded both day and night by meteoroids and meteorites. These wayward bodies - small fragments derived from ageing comets and the collisions between asteroids - are observed in the Earth's upper atmosphere as meteors [shooting stars] and brilliant fireballs.

Written with the amateur astronomer in mind, the topics covered in this book include: step-by-step guidance on visual observation and analysing data; practical projects demonstrating how the observer can gather scientifically useful data; instructions on how to photograph meteor trails and how to video meteoroid impact flashes upon the Moon; fireball detection systems and designs for meteor detection systems using radio receivers; advice on how to look for and identify meteorites; step-by-step instructions on starting a micrometeorite collection.


"Colorado Starwatch:
The Essential Guide to Our Night Sky"

by
Mike Lynch

 

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"Written in a folksy, down-to-earth style, this user-friendly guide to the night sky is designed for beginner and intermediate stargazers ages twelve and up. It begins with chapters explaining the stars, nebulae, star clusters, and galaxiesâ€"and what readers can expect to see from their own backyards with a modicum of equipment.

Colorado StarWatch then examines the major constellations, offering updated tales of the mythology surrounding them and detailing their seasonal movement in the sky. Later chapters delve into the moon, solar and lunar eclipses, planets, and "celestial extras" such as comets, meteor showers, and aurora borealis.

The final chapter provides advice on purchasing a telescope and other stargazing equipment. Appendices include monthly star maps for Colorado's northern (40%) latitude, a local resource guide, and a list of Colorado's brightest stars.


- New books February 2006 -

 

"The Rock from Mars: A Detective Story
on Two Planets"

by
Kathy Sawyer

 

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"When geologist Robbie Score spied the little green rock lying on the bluish-white Antarctic landscape on a December day in 1984, she had no idea it would change her life, provoke fierce controversies among scientists around the world and challenge humankind's view of ourselves.

Her discovery was the meteorite from Mars that captured the world's attention in 1996 when NASA scientists claimed that minuscule structures deep within it were the fossilized remains of ancient Martian life.

As former Washington Post science writer Sawyer relates, the aftermath wasn't pretty. Supporters and doubters quickly circled their wagons and showed that world-class scientists don't always play well with others.


"Uncentering the Earth: Copernicus and the
Revolution of the Heavenly Spheres"

by
William T. Vollmann

 

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"An analysis of the scientific and social impact of the Polish astronomer's pivotal sixteenth-century work traces how his challenge to beliefs about an earth-centric solar system had a profound influence on the ways in which humanity understands itself and the universe.

Modern readers are less inclined than earlier ones to sit through Copernicus's juggling of Ptolemy's epicycles to discover how he arrived at his eureka moment that the Earth moves around the Sun.

What seems most remarkable about Copernicus's book after reading Vollmann's version is how firmly his work is based on Ptolemy's. It's also striking how close he came to modern astronomical values, especially since he thought that arriving within 10 degrees of a true value would be an amazing achievement.


- New books January 2006 -

 

"Extinction: How Life on Earth Nearly Ended
250 Million Years Ago"

by
Douglas H. Erwin

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"Some 250 million years ago, the earth suffered the greatest biological crisis in its history. Around 95 per cent of all living species died out - a global catastrophe far greater than the dinosaurs' demise, 65 million years ago. How this happened remains a mystery. But there are many competing theories.

Some blame huge volcanic eruptions that covered an area as large as the continental United States; others argue for sudden changes in ocean levels and chemistry, including burps of methane gas; and still others cite the impact of an extraterrestrial object, similar to what caused the dinosaurs' extinction. Extinction is a paleontological mystery story. Here, the world's foremost authority on the subject provides a fascinating overview of the evidence for and against a whole host of hypotheses concerning this cataclysmic event that unfolded at the end of the Permian.

After setting the scene, Erwin introduces the suite of possible perpetrators and the types of evidence paleontologists seek. He then unveils the actual evidence - moving from China, where much of the best evidence is found; to a look at extinction in the oceans; to the extraordinary fossil animals of the Karoo Desert of South Africa.


2007 Calendars


"Starry Nights 2007
A Glow-In-The-Dark Constellations Calendar"

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"The Lunar Year 2007
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"Space 2007 Calendar: Views from the
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"Universe of the Hubble Space Telescope
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Astrographics

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"Astronomy 2007 Calendar"
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Books About
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"Did God Have a Wife?: Archaeology and Folk Religion in
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"Atlantis of the West: The Case For Britain's Drowned Megalithic Civilization"
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"The Archaeology
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"Biological Time"
Bernie Taylor


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"The Cave of Altamira"
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James D. Keyser

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