Wonders of Life

Author: Professor Brian Cox,Andrew Cohen

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007452683

Category: Science

Page: 288

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What is Life? Where did it come from? Why does it end?

LIFE Wonders of Life

A Fantastic Voyage Through Nature

Author: Editors of Life

Publisher: Life

ISBN: 9781603201414

Category: Photography

Page: 144

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Here we have an endless stream of exotica-exotic living things growing from the ground and exotic critters of all shapes and sizes, crawling, bounding and flying around. As LIFE's editors put it in their introduction: "This is a wild book. In its pages we have animals as big as trucks and plants as big as small towns. We have flowers that dance for our pleasure and flowers that shyly hide underground, flowers that can kill animals and flowers that can heal animals. We have a teeny tiny bird that is directly descended from T Rex and a truly enormous bird that can't fly but can run 45 miles an hour. We have a lizard king that could rip you apart and a lizard princeling that walks on water. This is a wild, wild book." It is indeed. It is a book that is focused on life at the far fringes-the biggest, toughest, gentlest, rarest and weirdest species. It ultimately creates an astonishing image of the world around us, a world more diverse and sometimes strange than even the most imaginative reader might have expected. Accompanying the remarkable photography, which is always LIFE's hallmark, are descriptions of each subject that will fairly boggle the mind. Did you know that a carnivorous plant's trapping mechanism often doubles as its stomach, or that an elephant seal can hold its breath for up to two hours when diving in the sea? There are as many amazing facts in these pages as there are sensational pictures. And as with earlier volumes in LIFE's Classic Collection series, Wonders of Life comes with a bonus feature: Five photographic prints from the famed LIFE archive that can be extracted, framed and hung on your wall. When the print is removed, the exact picture is still there on the page beneath, so your deluxe coffee-table book remains intact. It is, as the editors write, "an elegant trick worthy of the dancing flower, and one that our readers have come to expect-and greatly enjoy." Travel along then, around the globe and to the depths of the oceans, as LIFE celebrates the wonders of life-each of them wondrous almost beyond belief.

Maya

Seven Wonders of Life

Author: Sidhartha Satpathy

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1947988786

Category: Fiction

Page: 118

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Maya .. the seven wonders is about seven stories and seven super stories of the inner struggles that each of the characters have gone through. Rohan has been successful in creating an identity for himself but struggles to bring peace in his relationship with his dad. Mahavira has been uprooted from his well-established life along with his pregnant wife and old mother. He is struggling to come to terms with the loss and the happiness of what is to come. Das loves Maya, but the expectations are a mismatch. While Das tries to take charge of his relationship status, Sanjay cross examines him. Jagan is a successful business man and still struggling to get a closure over his past love. As he sits at a coffee café, he explores his past with his past love. Mad about Mehara’s habits, Iyer is running around his apartment to find a solution. Ele became the queen of her tribe, but she lost it eventually trying to keep the group together. All of them are around their struggles with control over relations, present state and what the future could hold. They all seemed to have been caught up in their own created world of Maya. Will they be able to find peace? The solutions are what remain to be seen.

Wonders of Life

Author: Ida Lyon

Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC

ISBN: 9781497991361

Category:

Page: 234

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This Is A New Release Of The Original 1910 Edition.

A Page from the Wonders of Life on Earth

Author: Stephanie Bolster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781926829708

Category: Poetry

Page: 79

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Poetry. A PAGE FROM THE WONDERS OF LIFE ON EARTH is a book with a coherent vision of nature—constructed or framed, both in the present and in the recent past—through zoos, aviaries, formal gardens, menageries, and books like the Time Life one named in the title. Informed by the author's grand tour of these zoos and gardens, these poems provide a strong lens for considering the many paradoxes of inter-species relations; they open up the possibility of honest, unsentimental elegy. The book is also a model of what might be called investigative poetry, taking the poet's combination of perceptual acuity, craft, music and sensibility into these richly troubled places (prisons of, monuments to, museums for the lost natural world) where "arcades sell postcards of old photographs of the arcades," and where questions of what it means to be human, to be animal, to be other and to be art are tangibly in the air. "Bolster's work demonstrates a surety of vision supported by an insider's eye for the telling aberrant detail everywhere matched by her impeccable ear"—Judith Fitzgerald, The Globe and Mail.

The Secrets and Wonders of Life

Author: Sang Chiong

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452508887

Category: Self-Help

Page: 72

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Every human being has a life, yet very few know the truth about life. In The Secrets and Wonders of Life, author Sang Chiong ponders the marvel and miracle of being alive. The challenge is that we have only one life on planet Earth, and we need to know the truth about life in order to get it right. How many know without the slightest doubt what life is all about? Know the truth, and it can set you free—free from ignorance, stupidity, bondage, poverty, unhappiness, stress, sickness, disharmony, and all the things that can make you stumble on the complex road of life. We quest for the truth and a life of enlightenment, wisdom, freedom, prosperity, happiness, health, and love—everything that make life worth living. With the right thoughts, we can think, feel, do, and live rightly. Author Sang Chiong explains that thought is the DNA or blueprint for of all our actions in life. Hence, it is of utmost importance to have the right thoughts about life and our true path. The Secrets and Wonders of Life offers the truth about life so that we can bring out the best in ourselves.

The Wonders of Life and Love

Author: J. DAWN

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976280276

Category:

Page: 80

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To see a deeper significance in the unseen - isn't this what makes life worth living? - J.C. Dawn

The Tree of Life

The Wonders of Evolution

Author: Ellen B. Jackson,Judeanne Winter Wiley

Publisher: Pyr Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 41

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Wonders of Life, 1910

Author: Ida Lyon

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9780766105485

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 236

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1910. The joy of living' The meaning of life; The power of love; A happy Consciousness; Necessity of change; Evils of fear; Secret of power; Mind and matter; Waves, tides, and currents; Energy and motion; Habits of self-control; Habit and disease; Mystery of sleep; Business of living.

The Wonders of Life

Author: Watson Jesuratnam

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312397837

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

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It’s a book of poetry about the various facets of life. A religious book giving thanks to God in various ways.

Human Universe

Author: Professor Brian Cox,Andrew Cohen

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008129797

Category: Science

Page: 272

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Top ten Sunday Times Bestseller ‘Engaging, ambitious and creative’ Guardian Where are we? Are we alone? Who are we? Why are we here? What is our future?

The Story of Life in 25 Fossils

Tales of Intrepid Fossil Hunters and the Wonders of Evolution

Author: Donald R. Prothero

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231539428

Category: Science

Page: 432

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Every fossil tells a story. Best-selling paleontology author Donald R. Prothero describes twenty-five famous, beautifully preserved fossils in a gripping scientific history of life on Earth. Recounting the adventures behind the discovery of these objects and fully interpreting their significance within the larger fossil record, Prothero creates a riveting history of life on our planet. The twenty-five fossils portrayed in this book catch animals in their evolutionary splendor as they transition from one kind of organism to another. We witness extinct plants and animals of microscopic and immense size and thrilling diversity. We learn about fantastic land and sea creatures that have no match in nature today. Along the way, we encounter such fascinating fossils as the earliest trilobite, Olenellus; the giant shark Carcharocles; the "fishibian" Tiktaalik; the "Frogamander" and the "Turtle on the Half-Shell"; enormous marine reptiles and the biggest dinosaurs known; the first bird, Archaeopteryx; the walking whale Ambulocetus; the gigantic hornless rhinoceros Paraceratherium, the largest land mammal that ever lived; and the Australopithecus nicknamed "Lucy," the oldest human skeleton. We meet the scientists and adventurers who pioneered paleontology and learn about the larger intellectual and social contexts in which their discoveries were made. Finally, we find out where to see these splendid fossils in the world's great museums. Ideal for all who love prehistoric landscapes and delight in the history of science, this book makes a treasured addition to any bookshelf, stoking curiosity in the evolution of life on Earth.

LIFE Wonders of the Deep

The Astonishing Splendor of the Seven Seas

Author: Editors of Life

Publisher: Life

ISBN: 9781603202299

Category: Photography

Page: 144

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There are moments in life when we simply gaze, and wonder. We look above, and contemplate deep space, the heavens: What is up there? At the shore, too, we peer upon the breaking waves, and we shiver: What is down there? There are animals unimaginable, some of the very biggest on earth and some of the very smallest. Now from the editors who have already produced Wonders of Life and Heaven on Earth-as well as the recent volume The Titanic, One Century Later- comes a new, oversized hardcover book on our undersea world. In these pages is the best-ever oceanic photography, much of it taken from deep-sea submersibles. Friends of LIFE include such as the artistic wizards Joel Meyerowitz, Michael Melford and Fred Bavendam, and the adventuring scientist Robert Ballard; their work is represented here. Beautiful flora as well as incredible fauna is featured. We dive to the deep-sea vents, which nurture animals too freaky to be believed. We swim with, and learn about, the dolphins and manatees. The horror and sublimity of the sea is fully captured in this book, in dramatic narrative as well as pictures. Of course we deal with whales and sharks, but also with shipwrecks, and the tales behind them. There is the natural history of the sea-where did it come from, what is its future?-and also the story of man's interaction with the oceans, from Noah to Herman Melville to Jacques Cousteau to the Japanese tsunami. In these pages, LIFE descends into the watery depths, and presents an altogether mesmerizing tale.

The Wonders of Life

Author: Ida Luella Rettinghouse Lyon

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9781103160891

Category: History

Page: 240

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Wonders of the Solar System

Author: Professor Brian Cox,Andrew Cohen

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007412282

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Recommended for viewing on a colour tablet. In Wonders of the Solar System – the book of the acclaimed BBC TV series – Professor Brian Cox will take us on a journey of discovery where alien worlds from your imagination become places we can see, feel and visit.

The Tree of Life

The Wonders of Evolution

Author: Ellen Jackson

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1615920749

Category:

Page: N.A

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From the first single-cell organisms to humans and beyond, this book explores evolution in ways that children can understand and visualize. Natural selection is examined in story form with enjoyable results. -California Academy of Sciences LibraryNatural selection in a nutshell: Even 4-year-olds should have no problem grasping the basic idea. -Atlanta Journal-Constitution... the book is successful in presenting the concept of evolution. ... -Science Books and FilmsMany children's stories and books have addressed the idea of biblical creation, but the number of works written to acquaint youngsters with the extraordinary and continuing process of natural evolution has been few.The Tree of Life shares the excitement and the beauty of evolution in an easy-to-read and fun manner. From the ocean's microscopic life to amphibians, reptiles, dinosaurs, insects, birds, animals, and the first humans, author Ellen Jackson celebrates the marvels of evolution in a way that encourages young children to appreciate its significance.The lavish illustrations by Judeanne Winter Wiley capture the wonders of evolution, from its first beginning to be forms to species that characterize the world as we know it.Ellen Jackson is a freelance writer and former kindergarten teacher. She has written numerous articles and books for children and currently resides in Santa Barbara.Judeanne Winter Wiley is a freelance artist from Southern California.