A Life on Our Planet

'Read this book to learn, but also to honour the man.

Author: David Attenborough

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473584884

Category: Science

Page: 272

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'Read this book to learn, but also to honour the man. We shall never see his like again.' - Sunday Times See the world. Then make it better. 'I am 94. I've had an extraordinary life. It's only now that I appreciate how extraordinary. As a young man, I felt I was out there in the wild, experiencing the untouched natural world - but it was an illusion. The tragedy of our time has been happening all around us, barely noticeable from day to day - the loss of our planet's wild places, its biodiversity. I have been witness to this decline. A Life on Our Planet is my witness statement, and my vision for the future. It is the story of how we came to make this, our greatest mistake - and how, if we act now, we can yet put it right. We have one final chance to create the perfect home for ourselves and restore the wonderful world we inherited.' All we need is the will to do so.'

A Life Story Katherine Johnson

Planets that are too close to the star are too hot for life to survive, and planets that
are too far away are too cold. Planet Earth is in this ... It might also be life that is
so different to the life on our planet that we don't immediately recognize it as life.

Author: Leila Rasheed

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407197363


Page: 192

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Katherine Johnson: teacher, mathematician, trailblazer. Award-winning children's author, Leila Rasheed, explores the life of the inspirational NASA mathematician made famous by the film Hidden Voices - Katherine Johnson. A Life Story: This gripping series throws the reader directly into the lives of modern society's most influential figures. With striking black-and-white illustration along with timelines and never-heard-before facts. Also in the series: Stephen Hawking: A Life Story Rosalind Franklin: A Life Story Alan Turing: A Life Story

The Answer to Bad Religion Is Not No Religion

A life-giving necessity. In order to have life on our planet, the possibility of
suffering is inevitable. Take gravity, for example. We cannot live without gravity.
But as you know, gravity sometimes causes suffering. A senior adult falling down
and ...

Author: Martin Thielen

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664239471

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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If you think the only logical response to bad Christianity is to leave Christianity completely, this book is for you. In an effort to help those who’ve been hurt by or turned off by negative religion, Martin Thielen explains that there is an alternative to abandoning religion: good religion. Thielen uses personal stories to illustrate the dangers of religion that is judgmental, anti-intellectual, and legalistic. While addressing the growth of the new atheism movement and the “Nones” (people that have no religious affiliation), this book argues that leaving religion is not practical, not helpful, and not necessary. Thielen provides counterparts to the characteristics of bad religion, explaining that good religion is grace-filled, promotes love and forgiveness, and is inclusive and hope-filled. This study is perfect for individual, group, or congregational study.

Animal Souls Speak

Of course , time is not the same here , but I want to tell you how it is that we are on
Earth . When we volunteer to have a life on Earth , we are presently alive on our
own planet , in our own bodies . We go into a state of deep meditation , and in ...

Author: Robert Shapiro

Publisher: Light Technology Publishing

ISBN: 9781891824500

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 570

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Arcturus is the name given to the star system some thirty-seven light-years from our own. It includes at least a half dozen planetary bodies and is many times larger and much older than our own star and its system. Arcturian involvement with our system began over three million years ago when a space colony--a galactic space station--was established on Velatropa 24.4, otherwise known as Mars. With its 40,000-year warm cycles, Mars provided the perfect experimental way station. If anything went wrong, at least those on the Arcturus system would not be affected--or so it was thought. Some of those in command of the Martian project had not considered carefully enough the inexorable efficacy of karma, the law of cause and effect. By the time strange events began to transpire on Mars, little did anyone on Mars or Arcturus reckon the strange consequences of forgetting about each other's mutual existence. Thus unfolds the tale of the Arcturian experimental way station, V.24.4, otherwise kno

Mankind Is Destroying Life on Our Planet

This book will reveal the origin of civilization, why we are here, and what we are supposed to do.

Author: Ronald Carlson

Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises

ISBN: 9781682543986

Category: History

Page: 60

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This book will reveal the origin of civilization, why we are here, and what we are supposed to do. We will put all of the pieces of the puzzle together and explore the true nature of humanity and animals and our place on earth. We will describe and categorize every type of living land animal and the human being. Here is what we know: We have no true estimation of when early humans first emerged on this planet. Before recorded history, we must have emerged from a warm climate. It is likely we needed no clothes to keep us warm. We probably had easy access and for some reason we were given clues and hints for survival. While Darwin may have suggested that man originated from apes, there is no concrete proof of such evolution, and no indication that we didn't start out much like how we are now. Of course, we have adapted to our environment. Minor changes for our survival were necessary, but evolution does not exist, even if today we find perfectly preserved specimens of dinosaurs that lived millions of years ago.

What s the Least I Can Believe and Still be a Christian

A greedy dictator, in an effort to grab more land, declares war on another nation,
killing thousands. ... The vast majority of suffering in this world is the direct result
of human sin. ... In order to have life on our planet, natural laws are required.

Author: Martin Thielen

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664239382

Category: Religion

Page: 215

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Pastor and author Martin Thielen has compiled a list of ten things people need to believe, and ten things they don't, in order to be a Christian. This lively and engaging book will be a help to seekers as well as a comfort to believers who may find themselves questioning some of the assumptions they grew up with. With an accessible, storytelling style that's grounded in solid biblical scholarship, Thielen shows how Christians don't need to believe that sinners will be "left behind" to burn in hell or that it's heresy to believe in evolution. And while we must always take the Bible seriously, we don't always have to take it literally. At the same time, Christians do need to believe in Jesus--his life, his teachings, his death and resurrection, and his vision for the world. A great benefit of those beliefs is that they provide promising answers to life's most profound questions, including: Where is God? What matters most? What brings fulfillment? What about suffering? Is there hope? Thielen articulates centrist, mainline Christianity in a way that's fresh and easy to understand, and offers authentic Christian insights that speak to our deepest needs. This new edition includes a leader's guide, previously only available online, and a new introduction from the author that reflects on the book's reception. The leader's guide features unique and easily implemented aids for carrying out a seven-week, congregation-wide initiative that will help local churches reach out to their communities. More information is available at thielen.wjkbooks.com.


So far as we can tell from the record of the rocks and from measurements of their
radioactivity, the Earth began its existence as a separate body in space about
4,500 million years, or four and a half aeons, ago. The earliest traces of life so far

Author: James Lovelock

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191606693

Category: Nature

Page: 176

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In this classic work that continues to inspire its many readers, Jim Lovelock puts forward his idea that life on earth functions as a single organism. Written for non-scientists, Gaia is a journey through time and space in search of evidence with which to support a new and radically different model of our planet. In contrast to conventional belief that living matter is passive in the face of threats to its existence, the book explores the hypothesis that the earth's living matter air, ocean, and land surfaces forms a complex system that has the capacity to keep the Earth a fit place for life. Since Gaia was first published, many of Jim Lovelock's predictions have come true and his theory has become a hotly argued topic in scientific circles. In a new Preface to this reissued title, he outlines his present state of the debate.

Universal You And the Big Bang

And we, along with intelligent observers on other planets, are the sole reason for
the universe. Other observers on other planets? It is entirely probable since all
the elements and elemental molecules necessary for life, as we know it, are ...

Author: J. Howard Rock

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469156253

Category: Religion

Page: 132

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To show from the Big Bang to the end of this universe observers and their souls are the reason for it all. How? By using published scientific facts, figures, and extrapolations from the bio-geo-chemo-physics fields of discoveries. Most of these discoveries are by the worlds top scientists and are generally accepted as facts. This book discusses how the four primary physical forces and the many fundamental constants, through their designed-in fine-tuning and governed interactions, formed the ongoing evolution of our universe. The steady flow of new scientific data and evidence since Isaac Newton has led to the Anthropic Principleits designed for us observers. The number of planets discovered in our galaxy alone, now many hundreds and increasing monthly, virtually leads to the assumption that we are not alone. Now many of those renowned cosmic discoverers publish strong personal suggestions that a super-intelligent mind, transcendent of the big bang, designed the whole works to produce observers. The singularity seems to have been a complete kit to create a universe full of inhabitable planets and observerson earth, thats us. The end product of observers everywhere is souls. Thats what God wants. The supply of hydrogen is finite, so is the universe since the stars will finally burn it all up. This, in turn, limits the number of souls produced for Gods transcendent realm of eternity. This author has discovered nothing but the designed pattern of events and their ultimate results. Read this book, assess the evidence, and you, too, will believe God did it all for his purpose.

The Parathyroids

The control of calcium metabolism has been a central evolutionary theme from
the very beginning of the primitive life of ... to today's highly specialized life of
higher organisms.1 It is assumed that life on our planet first originated in the sea
in the ...

Author: John P. Bilezikian

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123977908

Category: Medical

Page: 946

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The third edition of The Parathyroids, led by a new stellar editorial team, has been thoroughly updated to reflect the considerable advances in just about every aspect of PTH biology over the past decade. It continues to be the authoritative reference that spans the basic science of parathyroid hormone treatment to major clinical disorders in a superb, single compendium. This translational resource is invaluable to graduate students, fellows, researchers, and research clinicians in the fields of endocrinology, bone biology, osteology, and rheumatology. Contains chapters and information on noninvasive imaging, fracture healing, secondary diseases such as CKD, Vitamin D, cell signaling pathways, vascular calcification, as well as advances in genetics/genomics Includes essential updates on the critical importance of Vitamin D insufficiency and its relationship to secondary hyperparathyroidism Offers new insights into the underlying mechanisms of parathyroid hormone actions on osteocytes and sclerostin Examines essential updates in the understanding of secondary hyperparathyroidism associated with chronic kidney disease, facture healing, and vascular disease

Journey to Love

If any or all of you are interested in a more correct story of where our neighbor
went and eventually where we will go when ... of all life on our planet, not just
human life, and eventually our questioning extended to the genesis of the

Author: Harry M. Overline

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479707902

Category: Education

Page: 129

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This volume reviews the history of LOVE among humans since they evolved from primates. Then the author integrates various contributions from several academic disciplines (i.e. philosophy, neurological evolution, physical/social sciences, parapsychology with his personal LOVING and professional experiences, as a Couple Counselor, in Mill Valley, Ca., U.S.A. He describes S.S.O.R. (Successful Signifi cant Other Relationship) as containing stages which include, In Lust (1), Darth Vader (2), Silly Putty (3), Tolerance (4), Ferrari (5). The author’s opinion is that LOVE is a phenomenon that requires development rather than something humans fall into. Assessment measures and exercises are included in the volume to enable readers to achieve S.S.O.R. in their lives.

Searching 4 Faith

... different people and settings , has a unifying theme – the story of God's
creation and restoration of life on our planet . It comes to a climax in the
incarnation – when God became flesh and blood and moved into the
neighbourhood ' as Jesus .

Author: Brian Draper

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 9780745951959

Category: Christian life

Page: 126

View: 698

@blurb2:How do we find faith today in our materialistic culture? Is it possible to believe in Christ? Brian Draper approaches the subject in an imaginative, poetic way, drawing on images from contemporary culture to help present the case for Christianity

Thinking about Things and Other Frivolities

I am very much a Darwinian both in the sense of thinking that the history of life on
our planet is an evolution of species and that all species of living things come
about by way of mutation, competition, and changing environments. With some ...

Author: Edward Farley

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630871346

Category: Religion

Page: 286

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This memoir records the story of the author's personal journey toward a life of university teaching and probes that story in reflective essays on a variety of subjects. One group of essays has to do with the characteristic activities and institutional setting of a professor. Other essays explore ways of experiencing the world as mysterious, beautiful, and tragic. One piece offers a rather somber account of current ways in which the American experiment in democracy is in peril. Scraps of what looks like an intellectual autobiography are scattered over the pages of the narrative, recalling the puzzles that gave rise to a number of writing projects. In a way this is a book of paradoxes and antitheses. Janus-like, it faces toward the past and the future. It offers generalized convictions and specific observations, treats both the ordinary themes of life experience and tangled esoterica, and presents both the experiences of an individual and an analysis of educational institutions. As a whole, the book invites readers to join the author in thinking about things.

Pamphlets on Geology

Mr. G. Smith , another of our Members , has prepared with great skill and ability
more than 100 sun - pictures of fossils illustrative of the chief types of ancient life
on our planet , well suited for lecture - purposes , and admirably adapted to ...




Category: Geology


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Heaven on Earth

One of the very first truths we must have a complete understanding of if we want
to live a life that resembles heaven on earth is the truth that reveals to us that we
cannot achieve this kind of life on our own without Christ! Coming to a true ...

Author: Stephanie White

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462804238

Category: Religion

Page: 207

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The orders always came to her in their usual way, Here is the target, extinguish it, you have forty eight hours to reply. Sounded like a cheap imitation of a cheesy spy movie to her, but then again why change things when they work so well.

It s Your Call

Elton Trueblood wrote, “A man has made at least a start on discovering the
meaning of human life when he plants shade ... scope of our calling is, as Dallas
Willard put it, to live as a “co-worker with God in the creative enterprise of life on

Author: Gary Barkalow

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9780781405751

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Discover God’s calling for your life ... Few spiritual concepts have fascinated and confused people more than understanding God’s calling for their life. Is it primarily about a job or a role? It is precise or general? Is a calling only reserved for those who work in professional ministry? The truth is actually amazingly profound: What we are supposed to do is what we most want to do. This is a guide for discovering God’s design and destiny for your life. Drawing from over 20 years of experience in ministry, Gary Barkalow shares how you can: Live alert and oriented to the voice and choreography of God. Discover and interpret the voice of your own story. Discern the strategic assault against your calling. Recognize God’s intentional training in your life’s journey. Most of all, you’ll be inspired to let the glory of your life touch the world around you.

Journeys in the Wild

'Modest, down to earth and full of humour, this is one of the best books about filming I've ever read.' MICHAEL PALIN 'Extraordinary: Gavin's easy prose and gasp-making encounters make for a gripping and very funny read.

Author: Gavin Thurston

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1841883123

Category: Nature

Page: 448

View: 928

'Modest, down to earth and full of humour, this is one of the best books about filming I've ever read.' MICHAEL PALIN 'Extraordinary: Gavin's easy prose and gasp-making encounters make for a gripping and very funny read. It's a rollercoaster ride with a complete professional. I loved it.' JOANNA LUMLEY '[Gavin is] a great cameraman with infinite patience, but also a writer with great powers of observation and expression. Brilliant!' ALAN TITCHMARSH _________ From Gavin Thurston, the award-winning Blue Planet II and Planet Earth II cameraman with a foreword by Sir David Attenborough comes extraordinary and adventurous true stories of what it takes to track down and film our planet's most captivating creatures. Gavin has been a wildlife photographer for over thirty years. Against a backdrop of modern world history, he's lurked in the shadows of some of the world's remotest places in order to capture footage of the animal kingdom's finest: prides of lions, silverback gorillas, capuchin monkeys, brown bears, grey whales, penguins, mosquitoes - you name it he's filmed it. Come behind the camera and discover the hours spent patiently waiting for the protagonists to appear; the inevitable dangers in the wings and the challenges faced and overcome; and the heart-warming, life-affirming moments the cameras miss as well as capture.


We have shown that there is strong reason for believing this not to be the case ;
but if it is the case , this can only be regarded as a strange chance . For we have
learned from the study of our earth , that the life - supporting era of a planet is ...




Category: Science


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Earth Day

Vision for Peace, Justice, and Earth Care: My Life and Thought at Age 96 John
McConnell John C. Munday. Whether viewed as divine providence, or the nature
of the design of life, for millions of years the life on this planet constantly ...

Author: John McConnell

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621892840

Category: History

Page: 600

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After a half-century of activism, John McConnell, the true founder of Earth Day, here relates his global promotion of peace, justice, and Earth care. Following the Kennedy assassination, McConnell's Minute for Peace gained worldwide attention. This led to his Earth Day and other initiatives aimed at promoting people and planet. In this book, he shares the views that garnered support during the environmental movement from 1969 onward, and that have inspired followers for forty years at annual Earth Day ceremonies at the UN and cities across the globe. John McConnell coined the term Earth Day in 1968, proposed its celebration on the spring equinox to the City of San Francisco in October 1969, and announced it in November at a UNESCO Conference. The City responded by hosting the first Earth Day on March 21, 1970. Margaret Mead, UN Secretary-General U Thant, President Ford, and thirty-three Nobel laureates supported McConnell's Earth Day, and thirty-six worldwide dignitaries signed McConnell's Earth Day Proclamation, supporting Earth Day on the spring equinox, an annual planetary holiday linking people everywhere without regard to politics, culture, national border, or religion. In 1957, after Sputnik, McConnell promoted the Star of Hope, a satellite devoted to peace. This effort sparked his origination of Earth Day, the Earth Flag, Earth Trustees, and the Earth Magna Charta. He worked with UN officials and other leaders to overcome differences and build common ground for peace, aiming to ensure our planet's future and human survival. This book chronicles his global mission, his life journey, and his unique contributions toward a peaceful and cherished planet.

Life on Earth and other Planetary Bodies

This is so because of the fantastic increase in technological means and methods
to discover extra solar planets. Our space age, which provides us with incredible
and powerful satellites like CoRot and Kepler, allows the detection of planetary ...

Author: Arnold Hanslmeier

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940074966X

Category: Science

Page: 534

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A trio of editors [Professors from Austria, Germany and Israel] present Life on Earth and other Planetary Bodies. The contributors are from twenty various countries and present their research on life here as well as the possibility for extraterrestrial life. This volume covers concepts such as life’s origin, hypothesis of Panspermia and of life possibility in the Cosmos. The topic of extraterrestrial life is currently ‘hot’ and the object of several congresses and conferences. While the diversity of “normal” biota is well known, life on the edge of the extremophiles is more limited and less distributed. Other subjects discussed are Astrobiology with the frozen worlds of Mars, Europa and Titan where extant or extinct microbial life may exist in subsurface oceans; conditions on icy Mars with its saline, alkaline, and liquid water which has been recently discovered; chances of habitable Earth-like [or the terrestrial analogues] exoplanets; and SETI’s search for extraterrestrial Intelligence.