July 4th is getting close and it's time for fireworks. Sebastian and Angel are working their way through the joys and trials of a relationship. Angel thinks it’s time they had “the talk”—figure out where their relationship is going, maybe moving to the next step. Sebastian is happy with the way things are going—sex a couple nights a week, bike rides on the weekend. It’s good. But he feels a cataclysmic shift coming that has nothing to do with the earthquake that rattles their world. Join Angel and Sebastian as their relationship grows through the holidays a year of Holiday Wishes. The full path of their story builds over each holiday. Enjoy!
In The Earth Moved, Amy Stewart takes us on a journey through the underground world and introduces us to one of its most amazing denizens. The earthworm may be small, spineless, and blind, but its impact on the ecosystem is profound. It ploughs the soil, fights plant diseases, cleans up pollution, and turns ordinary dirt into fertile land. Who knew? In her witty, offbeat style, Stewart shows that much depends on the actions of the lowly worm. Charles Darwin devoted his last years to the meticulous study of these creatures, praising their remarkable abilities. With the august scientist as her inspiration, Stewart investigates the worm's subterranean realm, talks to oligochaetologists—the unsung heroes of earthworm science—who have devoted their lives to unearthing the complex life beneath our feet, and observes the thousands of worms in her own garden. From the legendary giant Australian worm that stretches to ten feet in length to the modest nightcrawler that wormed its way into the heart of Darwin's last book to the energetic red wigglers in Stewart's compost bin, The Earth Moved gives worms their due and exposes their hidden and extraordinary universe. This book is for all of us who appreciate Mother Nature's creatures, no matter how humble.
The Earth Moved is a novel about an earth-altering event. An underwater nuclear test in China is of such a magnitude that the actual core of the earth is affected. All power and telephone connections fail worldwide. Michael is a middle-aged lawyer living in Chappaqua, N.Y. Alone, his wife in Florida, he and his neighbors, Judy and Jim join forces in coping in a suburb without electricity or communications. In Michael's home, they reveal problems and insecurities about themselves never faced before. The neighbors' marriage problems surface and a new attraction begins between Michael and Judy. Two more couples join them and together they try to survive in a new environment. Michael and his guests now face searing truths about their lives, their pasts, and their relationships as they face an uncertain future.
Women usually wanted him for his bank account, his luxury apartment and the looks that landed a corporate lawyer in the style section. But, to Cameron McGrath's shock, Jo Ellen Tremaine wanted him simply to sign a paper. And grant her custody of a baby distantly related to Cam. Now, Cam did not want to raise any kid. But his code of honor demanded that he know more about this woman who wanted to mother a McGrath. And that meant moving into her mountain home for one week. But he'd been a fool to believe he could observe Jo…without wanting to touch, to taste, to take. Because only a bigger fool would agree to give away his own blood, no matter the betrayal….
IN THE NEWS Q&A: Kenneth Ford on Textbooks, Popularizations, and Scientific Secrecy Physics Today, June 2017 This reissued version of the classic text Basic Physics will help teachers at both the high-school and college levels gain new insights into, and deeper understanding of, many topics in both classical and modern physics that are commonly taught in introductory physics courses. All of the original book is included with new content added. Short sections of the previous book (174 in number) are labeled "Features." These Features are highlighted in the book, set forth in a separate Table of Contents, and separately indexed. Many teachers will value this book as a personal reference during a teaching year as various topics are addressed. Ford's discussions of the history and meaning of topics from Newton's mechanics to Feynman's diagrams, although written first in 1968, have beautifully withstood the test of time and are fully relevant to 21st-century physics teaching. Request Inspection Copy
Jeremy Brown offers the first major study of the Jewish reception of the Copernican revolution, examining four hundred years of Jewish writings on the Copernican model. Brown shows the ways in which Jews ignored, rejected, or accepted the Copernican model, and the theological and societal underpinnings of their choices.