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Par Eva MacLean. 1993
Eva MacLean left her settled, Presbyterian Ontario life behind to accompany her young minister-veternarian husband to the "wilds" of northwestern…B.C. in the early 1900s, during times of mining rushes and railroad-building. 1993.
Par B Greene. 2004
String theory is a recent development in physics that, by positing that all which exists is composed of infinitesimally small…vibrating loops of energy, seeks to unify Einstein's theories and those of quantum mechanics into a so-called "theory of everything." Greene offers a view of human understanding of space and time, beginning with Newton, moving through Einstein and quantum physics, and on to string theory and its hypotheses. c2004.
Par Julian B Barbour. 1999
This text describes the coming revolution in our understanding of the cosmos: a quantum theory of the universe that brings…together Einstein's general theory of relativity - which denies the existence of a unique time - and quantum mechanics - which demands one. The author contends that only the most radical of ideas can resolve the profound conflict between these two foundational pillars of modern physics, and in this book he proposes it: there is, quite literally, no time at all. 1999.
Before Owen Wister's publication of "The Virginian" in 1902, the image of the cowboy was essentially that of the dime…novel. This book details the evidence that Everett Johnson, a cowboy from Virginia who had been a friend of Wister's in Wyoming in the 1880s, was the initial and prime inspiration for Wister's cowboy. 2015.
How the amazing theories of relativity and quantum mechanics transformed our understanding of nature in the last century, and how…new ideas, developed in seeking to unify the laws of nature, probably hold the seeds of a major upheaval in physics. 1999.
Science columnist for the Los Angeles Times elucidates the mysterious concept of nothingness. Discusses the Big Bang, black holes, string…theory, vacuums, and zero while tracing their scientific history and the theories of experts in the field--from Isaac Newton to Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. 2001.
Par Anna-Lisa Cox. 2018
Par Natalie Angier. 2008
A cultured person, Natalie Angier argues, should know about the classic ideas of physics and evolutionary biology as well as…the classic works of Beethoven and Picasso. How was the Earth formed? How big is an atom? What is a quantum leap? Drawing on conversations with hundreds of the world's leading scientists, Angier takes us on an informative tour of this neglected canon. 2008.
Par Carlo Rovelli, Patrick Vighetti. 2015
Avec les mots de l'écrivain, le talent du poète, Carlo Rovelli nous fait apercevoir le mystère du monde, la beauté…du monde, une beauté à couper le souffle. Ces sept leçons donnent un aperçu rapide des aspects les plus importants et fascinants de la grande révolution qui a bouleversé la physique au XXe siècle, et surtout des questions et des mystères que cette révolution a soulevés. Elles nous emmènent dans le monde enchanté des grandes idées de la physique actuelle : de la relativité générale d'Einstein à la physique quantique, des particules élémentaires à l'architecture de l'Univers, de la gravité quantique à la nature du temps et de la conscience. 2015.
Par Chris Czajkowski. 2003
The uplifting and often humourous story of one woman's life in the raw wilderness. The author describes her experiences as…she builds a cabin in the wilderness and relates the complications of the "simple life" - how she breaks trails by snowshoe, encounters grizzly bears, builds a stone oven and learns to bake bread - and spotted dick. 2003.
Par Howard White, Jim Spilsbury. 1987
Spilsbury's Coast is the inside passage between the Fraser River and the top of Vancouver Island. Jim Spilsbury spent 10…of his early years in a tent on the beach. He went on to start Canada's largest domestic airline. c1987.
Par Peter J Brancazio. 1984
Par Charlotte Gray. 1999
Sisters Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill came to Canada with their husbands in the early 1800s. Both women recorded…their experiences as pioneers in the new country in books that would later be held up as early examples of Canadian literature. Here, Gray sheds light on what their lives were like in relation to each other, in relation to their families, and in relation to the harsh environment that surrounded them every day. 1999.
Par Heather Robertson. 1974
The homesteaders who streamed to the Canadian West from 1880 to 1914 tell their own story of harshness, isolation, and…back-breaking toil. Conveys a strong, sympathetic sense of the land and the people who settled in the Prairies. 1974.
Par Theodore Sider, Earl Brink Conee. 2005
The questions of metaphysics are among the deepest and most puzzling: What is time? Am I free in my actions?…Why is there something rather than nothing? The authors make metaphysics accessible, bringing the riddles to life and showing how stimulating they can be to think about. 2005.
Par Maggie Siggins. 1991
Siggins chronicles the history of a single Saskatchewan farm from 1883 to the present. What she uncovers is a history…fraught with corruption, greed, toil and deprivation, ending in a double murder. Some descriptions of violence. Winner of the 1992 Governor General's Award for Non-fiction. 1991.
Par Pauline Gagnon. 2015
Voici enfin un livre écrit en termes simples s'adressant à tous ceux et celles qui désirent en savoir un peu…plus sur la physique des particules, mais qui n'ont pas nécessairement de bases en sciences. Une bonne dose de curiosité leur suffira pour découvrir tout un monde allant de l'infiniment petit jusqu'à l'infiniment grand. 2015. Titre uniforme: Who cares about particle physics?
Par Angela Royston. 2001
A look at pulleys and gears and how they are used to make machines work. These two gadgets are used…in escalators, cars, fishing rods, and many other places. Grades 2-4. 2001.
Par Curt Suplee, Judy R Franz, John S Rigden. 1999
Describes advances in physics over the last century. Includes chapters on the electromagnetic spectrum, quantum mechanics, atomic structures, chaos and…order, and the evolution of the universe. Chronicles the research that resulted in the creation of new technology. Senior High and older. c1999.
Par Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce. 2005
What was it like to be a passenger on the Mayflower? How many people survived the first harsh winter in…the New World? How did Pilgrim children spend their days? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this 'Magic Tree House' Research Guide, which includes fun facts from Jack and Annie. Grades 2-4. 2005.