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Astronomy for the Layman
Reality Before Belief
By Carl Zimmerling, Rainbow Books

This book is an introduction to basic sciences with emphasis on astronomy, designed specifically for the layman. Topics covered include: a critical look at major religions and their prophecies; what really influences life and death; relationships between humans and other, often physically superior animals; "Life after death - Reincarnation" - is it possible?; and the most creditable UFO encounters and possible alien visits of the past. All this, in an entertaining, non-textbook style! The author is a longtime amateur astronomer and science buff who has widely read the religions of the world, and has studied them as they relate to what dramatic scientific events, such as the new views from the Hubble Telescope, are teaching us.
  • Item# 340BM
  • 376 pp., large softcover
  • $29.95

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Do Proteins Teleport in an RNA World?
The Unity of the Sciences Volume One
By Richard LLeWellyn Lewis, PHD, BSC


  • Item# zz6242
  • 288 pp., softcover
  • $24.95
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Everything you always wanted to know about the Special theory of Relativity - 3rd Edition
but were afraid to ask
By Kenneth Knight

The layman wishing to explore special relativity will feel like the nursery rhyme character who, upon entering the home of the three bears, found the porridge to be either too hot or too cold.  For most books on special relativity are usually either too difficult to understand, suitable only for readers skilled in mathematics, or too simple, stating the various equations but offering no explanation of how they were derived.

In this book the author attempts to steer a middle course.  As a result a general understanding of the subject can be gained merely by a careful reading.  There is some math.  involved though most of it is pretty straight forward.  Unfortunately there does have to be some math. if the subject is to be covered properly.

  • Item# 442X
  • 166 pp., softcover, 0-9749544-2-X
  • $10.00

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The Insect Book
A Basic Guide to the Collection and Care of Common Insects for Young Children
By Connie Zakowski, Rainbow Books


Tells how to capture and identify common insects, make a special "home," and what insects need to eat.

  • Item# 340BZ
  • 64 pp., softcover
  • $8.95

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Insects on Display   
A Guide to Mounting and Displaying Insects
By Connie Zakowski

You and your family can create stunning displays for your own enjoyment or to give as lovely, exotic gifts. Even the most squeamish family member can be involved in this instructive hobby. And it's the perfect next step to help children display the specimens they captured and cared for.

  • Item# 041x
  • 71 pgs., softcover, 1-56825-041-x
  • $8.95
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LifeCode: From egg to embryo by self-organization

By Stuart Pivar

PROMINENT SCIENTISTS REJECT MAINSTREAM GENETICS FOR NEW THEORY OF HOW THE HUMAN BODY IS FORMED

In the foreword to the new book by Stuart Pivar, LIFECODE, From Egg to Embryo by Self-Organization, Darwin scholar Richard Milner directs attention to the recent landmark report (June 14, 2007) in which Human Genome Project Director Francis Collins calls the long-accepted model of genetics “badly flawed.” A week later, the NY Times Science Times reported that scores of scientists on the ENCODE Project concluded that, after fifty years of genetic research, they don’t really understand what genes do, or how they work.

LIFECODE presents an alternative theory of evolution which contends that the embryo is formed by self-organization, as are crystals, rather than by a genetic code subject to natural selection. Accompanying illustrations depict hypothetical construction blueprints for the various body forms.

Biological self-organization has long been a contending alternate theory for the code of life; recent proponents include evolutionary biologists Stephen Jay Gould and Brian Goodwin.

In a review of LIFECODE, Robert Hazen calls the model plausible, worthy of publication and further study. Professor Hazen is a leading NASA Origins of Life scientist at the Carnegie Institute in Washington, DC. Other supporters are Dimitar Sasselov, Director of the Harvard Origins of Life Initiative, evolutionary biologist Brian Goodwin, author of “How the Leopard Changed its Spots.”

The new theory may counter Intelligent Design by providing a more cogent account of evolution than does Darwinian natural selection.

  • Item# 6099 143 pgs., softcover,
  • ISBN 0-9764060-9-8
  • ISBN 978-0-9764060-9-9
  • $24.95

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The Next Evolution
A Blueprint for Transforming the Planet
By Jack Reed

As we know, the world faces many challenges at the close of the millennium. These problems are now so severe and so interconnected that to try to solve any one of them within our present model of living is at best a Band-Aid approach. As a result, the projections are that our quality of life will greatly diminish in the next few decades. Knowing this, many authors have written many books advancing their theories about what can be done. Unfortunately, few, if any, of these books step out of the box and go far enough to really address the changes that have to be made. THE NEXT EVOLUTION: A Blueprint for Transforming the Planet asks and answers, in a simple and practical way, the question: How can we start making the planet work for everyone? This book challenges the viability of our every-person-for-themselves approach to living that has been so ingrained through thousands of years of practice that most people have never even conceived of an alternative approach—especially one that would include our entire planet. 

We are currently living and relating with each other and the planet in an archaic approach that is no longer viable if we want to have high quality life on the planet in the 21st century. The piecemeal way our lives are set up, the way our cities are designed, and the way our economy runs all operate such that the end result is that they isolate and separate us and impoverish our lives. They are set up for us to try to survive and get ahead on our own and to continue to intrude upon and destroy our environment. Therefore, we need to move away from this individualistic model to one that really works for and includes all of us and all life. We have to start acting like one family—where the needs of the one are the concern of everyone. 

Since there are enough resources and manpower on our planet for all of us to be living abundantly and in harmony with all life, what is the problem? Changing the way we live together in Community is the basic building block that is needed to transform the planet. The Next Evolution shows how we can design Communities on a "Highest Good For Everyone" model, and how we can live very, very abundant lifestyles—on all levels, not just economic—that would appeal to almost everyone while simultaneously restoring our environment. This is a total systems approach (the systems approach tells us that all things are interconnected), and, at this point in our history, nothing less is called for and nothing less will work. 

The two things needed to transform the planet are the consciousness of people living for the Highest Good and the creation of a model of what living for the Highest Good of all life would look like. While there has been a lot of work done and countless books written about the consciousness, few people have an understanding of what the form would look like because few really consider what can be done by combining the consciousness with the form. I think that this combination is what is unique about this book. Also, no one has described how we can live together in Community on a scale that is not only easily doable but would also absolutely heal and transform the planet and people's lives on all levels. The Next Evolution will be the springboard to naturally and peacefully bring about the greatest (r)Evolution in living since people first began the current way that we live and interact with each other. 

The Next Evolution is the product of years of visionary work by myself and a group of people, The Community Planet Foundation, who chose to take a very different look at how we are choosing to live together on the planet.

  • Item# 6101
  • 319 pgs., softcover, 0-9740161-0-1
  • $19.95
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Numerology
A Key to Ancient Knowledge and a Link to Our Present Life

By Gladys Lobos

Numbers have been at the root of all the technological and scientific discoveries of Mankind, but the science of Numerology helps us to uncover the incredible and unusual role that they play in our own lives. Numerologists have long known that numbers have a potential that goes beyond the quantities they represent, and thanks to this knowledge we can now prove that they are much more than just a cold and exact science. Reading this book you will discover – step by step – the mysteries of this millenary science. You will learn how to make your own Chart, and when you learn how to read this Chart you will discover the characteristics of your true personality, and the potential with which you were born.

  • Item# 7241
  • 294 pgs., softcover, 0-9666572-4-1
  • $19.95

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Reimann Hypothesis and Prime Number Theorem
By Daljit S. Jandu

 

  • Item# 9905R
  • 192 pp., softcover, 0-9771399-0-5
  • $29.95

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Relativity Unraveled
A Question of Time
2005 Anniversary Edition

By Hans J. Zweig

This book presents counterexamples for both Special Relativity and General Relativity Theory. It supports these examples by examining the fallacies and contradictions in Einstein's arguments. it then goes on to derive a new formula for the Doppler effect for light, showing the symmetry of the effect without resorting to Special Relativity. The consequences for cosmology, and for our vision of the universe, are discussed. The meaning of recent data for type 1A supernovae must be reinterpreted. The result is a younger, more compact universe than currently envisioned. 

  • Item# 7845
  • 113 pp., softcover, 3-9807378-4-5
  • $19.05
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Tracking the Dinosaurs
Unraveling the Mystery: The Bonehunter Series
By Thom Tansey

Adventure travel in the U.S. and Canada.  Are you planning domestic adventure travel?  Do you wonder what it would be like to search rich fossil beds?  To learn from leading experts about the rise and fall of the dinosaurs?  To join professional diggers in excavating, identifying and preparing bones for further study?  Then you'll enjoy journeys of veteran adventure traveler Thom Tansey in Tracking the Dinosaurs.

  • Item# 0878
  • 198 pp., softcover, 1-56825-087-8
  • $14.95
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