• Author : Wood Frogs Back from the Dead
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Release Date : 2013-07-15
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 9781477710104
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Animals that are cryogenically frozen and then brought back to life may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but it's just business as usual for the wood frog. These super-powered animals are sure to astound and amaze. Students will thrill to the story of the wood frog's life cycle and adaptations and be introduced to important science concepts in the process.


  • Author : Amphibian
  • Publisher : Coach House Books
  • Release Date : 2005-04-14
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9781770560130
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book! Nine-year-old Phineas William Walsh has an encyclopedic knowledge of the natural world. What he can't understand is people and why they're poisoning the planet around him. Shouldn't everyone be losing sleep over the fact that so many animals are on the endangered species list?


  • Author : Scald
  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-30
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN : 9780822982456
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

When her “smart” phone keeps asking her to autocorrect her name to Denise Richards, Denise Duhamel begins a journey that takes on celebrity, sex, reproduction, and religion with her characteristic wit and insight. The poems in Scald engage feminism in two ways—committing to and battling with—various principles and beliefs. Duhamel wrestles with foremothers and visionaries Shulamith Firestone, Andrea Dworkin, and Mary Daly as well as with pop culture figures such as Helen Reddy, Cyndi Lauper, and Bikini Kill. In dialogue with artists and writers such as Catherine Opie, Susan Faludi, and Eve Ensler, Duhamel tries to understand our cultural moment. While Duhamel’s Scald can burn, she has more importantly taken on the role of the ancient Scandinavian “Skald,” one who pays tribute to heroic deeds. In Duhamel’s case, her heroes are also heroines.


  • Author : Discover
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : UOM:39015047969921
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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  • Author : Shocked
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-07-31
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781101637272
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

As a young medical student, Dr. David Casarett was inspired by the story of a two-year-old girl named Michelle Funk. Michelle fell into a creek and was underwater for over an hour. When she was found she wasn’t breathing, and her pupils were fixed and dilated. But after three hours of persistent work, a team of doctors and nurses was able to bring her back. If Michelle could come back after three hours of being dead, what about twelve hours? Or twenty-four? What would it take to revive someone who had been frozen for one thousand years? And what does blurring the line between "life" and "death" mean for society? In Shocked, Casarett chronicles his exploration of the cutting edge of resuscitation and reveals just how far science has come. He takes us to a conference of "cryonauts" who want to be frozen after they die, a dark room full of hibernating lemurs in North Carolina, and a laboratory that puts mice into a state of suspended animation. The result is a spectacular tour of the bizarre world of doctors, engineers, animal biologists, and cryogenics enthusiasts trying to bring the recently dead back to life. Fascinating, thought-provoking, and funny, Shocked is perfect for those looking for a prequel—and a sequel—to Mary Roach’s Stiff, or for anyone who likes to ponder the ultimate questions of life and death. From the Trade Paperback edition.


  • Author : Contemporary Controversies in Catholic Bioethics
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-08-22
  • Pages : 622
  • ISBN : 9783319557663
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

This volume comprises various viewpoints representing a Catholic perspective on contemporary practices in medicine and biomedical research. The Roman Catholic Church has had a significant impact upon the formulation and application of moral values and principles to a wide range of controversial issues in bioethics. Catholic leaders, theologians, and bioethicists have elucidated and marshaled arguments to support the Church’s definitive positions on several bioethical issues, such as abortion, euthanasia, and reproductive cloning. Not all bioethical issues, however, have been definitively addressed by Catholic authorities, and some Church teachings allow for differing applications in diverse circumstances. Moreover, as new biomedical technologies emerge, Church authorities rely on experts in science, medicine, philosophy, theology, law, and other disciplines to advise them. Such experts continue to debate issues related to reproduction, genetics, end-of-life care, and health care policy. This volume will be a valuable resource for scholars in bioethics or Catholic studies, who will benefit from the nuanced arguments offered based on the latest research. This volume is also instructive for students entering the field to become aware of the founding philosophical and theological principles informing the Catholic bioethical worldview.


  • Author : Zombie CSU
  • Publisher : Citadel Press
  • Release Date : 2008-09-01
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780806534619
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth. . . And law enforcement is ready to take them down! Since Night of the Living Dead, zombies have been a frightening fixture on the pop culture landscape, lumbering after hapless humans, slurping up brains and veins and whatever warm, fleshy matter they can clench in their rotting limbs. But what if they were real? What would happen if, tomorrow, corpses across the nation began springing up out of their graves and terrorizing the living? Employing hard science and solid police work--not to mention jaw-dropping (literally!) humor--Zombie CSU is the only guide you need to make it through alive--not undead. At last you can: • Investigate zombie crime scenes, collecting and analyzing evidence of zombie attacks, and create a "murder book." • Examine the psychology of the zombie and develop a perp profile. • Observe medical science pros as they probe felled zombies for forensic clues. • Devise a zombie apocalypse survival scorecard and more! Complete with lists of must-see zombie flicks from around the globe and tons of tips for kicking undead butt, Zombie CSU features hundreds of interviews with real zombie experts, forensics experts, detectives, filmmakers, and more. Special guest stars: Tony Todd, Brian Keene, Patricia Tallman, David Wellington, James Gunn, Robert Kirkman, Dr. Wade Davis, Robert Sacchetto, Zombie Squad, Ramsey Campbell, Kim Paffenroth, Jamie Russell, Michael "CJ" Kelly, Bruce "Andy" Bohne, and dozens more! "Fascinating! An indispensable tool for anyone contemplating tackling a festering corpse onslaught." -- Fearzone.com "Candid, eye-opening, cutting-edge, startling . . . the existence of zombies may not be so far-fetched after all." --Rue Morgue


  • Author : Nature Magazine
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1945
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : UOM:39015035555682
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

An illustrated monthly with popular articles about nature.


  • Author : Bird Observer
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : CORNELL:31924090221627
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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  • Author : Ravens in Winter
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-10-07
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781476794563
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Presents a detailed investigation into the feeding behavior of ravens during four winters in Maine and comes up with several unexpected conclusions.