Underbug

📒Underbug ✍ Lisa Margonelli

✏Book Title : Underbug
✏Author : Lisa Margonelli
✏Publisher : Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
✏Release Date : 2018-08-21
✏Pages : 320
✏ISBN : 9780374712389
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Underbug Book Summary : The award-winning journalist Lisa Margonelli, national bestselling author of Oil on the Brain: Petroleum’s Long, Strange Trip to Your Tank, investigates the environmental and economic impact termites inflict on human societies in this fascinating examination of one of nature’s most misunderstood insects. Are we more like termites than we ever imagined? In Underbug, the award-winning journalist Lisa Margonelli introduces us to the enigmatic creatures that collectively outweigh human beings ten to one and consume $40 billion worth of valuable stuff annually—and yet, in Margonelli’s telling, seem weirdly familiar. Over the course of a decade-long obsession with the little bugs, Margonelli pokes around termite mounds and high-tech research facilities, closely watching biologists, roboticists, and geneticists. Her globe-trotting journey veers into uncharted territory, from evolutionary theory to Edwardian science literature to the military industrial complex. What begins as a natural history of the termite becomes a personal exploration of the unnatural future we’re building, with darker observations on power, technology, historical trauma, and the limits of human cognition. Whether in Namibia or Cambridge, Arizona or Australia, Margonelli turns up astounding facts and raises provocative questions. Is a termite an individual or a unit of a superorganism? Can we harness the termite’s properties to change the world? If we build termite-like swarming robots, will they inevitably destroy us? Is it possible to think without having a mind? Underbug burrows into these questions and many others—unearthing disquieting answers about the world’s most underrated insect and what it means to be human.

📒Mind Vs Matter ✍ Konrad Koenigsmann

✏Book Title : Mind vs Matter
✏Author : Konrad Koenigsmann
✏Publisher : Outskirts Press
✏Release Date : 2016-03-30
✏Pages : 213
✏ISBN : 9781478765981
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Mind vs Matter Book Summary : The year is 2067. World War III has come and gone, and the world has been carved into empires. Its people are oppressed and suffering more than ever before. When a mysterious man named Karl von Liebnitz, the leader of a shadowy organization known as Tyrannei, makes plans to take over the planet, there is nothing the empires can do to stop him...until, that is, a new force emerges. Will Hartford and his son, Pierre, have unparalleled mental capabilities, and soon Karl, Will, and Pierre begin to use their mental prowess to battle for control of the world. But as the two sides move closer to their final clash, questions begin to arise. What if the two factions cannot save the world from themselves? What if there is no scenario where the destruction of the world does not happen? Mind vs. Matter is a gripping and thought-provoking novel by an up-and-coming new voice in fiction.

📒Autonomous Robot Vehicles ✍ Ingemar J. Cox

✏Book Title : Autonomous Robot Vehicles
✏Author : Ingemar J. Cox
✏Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
✏Release Date : 2012-12-06
✏Pages : 462
✏ISBN : 9781461389972
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Autonomous Robot Vehicles Book Summary : Autonomous robot vehicles are vehicles capable of intelligent motion and action without requiring either a guide or teleoperator control. The recent surge of interest in this subject will grow even grow further as their potential applications increase. Autonomous vehicles are currently being studied for use as reconnaissance/exploratory vehicles for planetary exploration, undersea, land and air environments, remote repair and maintenance, material handling systems for offices and factories, and even intelligent wheelchairs for the disabled. This reference is the first to deal directly with the unique and fundamental problems and recent progress associated with autonomous vehicles. The editors have assembled and combined significant material from a multitude of sources, and, in effect, now conviniently provide a coherent organization to a previously scattered and ill-defined field.

✏Book Title : Stud Book and Registry
✏Author :
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1980-03
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : WISC:89030600456
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Book Title : RHS How Can I Help Hedgehogs
✏Author : Helen Bostock
✏Publisher : Hachette UK
✏Release Date : 2019-10-03
✏Pages : 224
✏ISBN : 9781784726782
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏RHS How Can I Help Hedgehogs Book Summary : Foreword written by Isabella Tree of the Knepp Wildland Project. RHS How Can I Help Hedgehogs? offers more than 100 ideas for you to help wildlife thrive in your garden. Packed with simple, low-cost ideas that will make a huge difference to the natural world, the book suggests ways to help birds, bees, butterflies, beetles and many other declining species. Hopeful, informative and entertaining, with plenty of 'I-never-knew-that' mini-features, this is a book you and your family need, and one that you'll all enjoy, too. Includes topics such as how to increase the biodiversity of your plot and how to improve your soil without using chemicals. Includes... - Can I make my garden bat-friendly? - Do green roofs work? - Why should I love my weeds? - Should I keep honey bees? - Which flowers are friendliest for moths? - Where's best for a bird box? - Is garden lighting disruptive? ...and many more.

✏Book Title : My Encounters with Minibeasts
✏Author : Densey Clyne
✏Publisher : Reed New Holland
✏Release Date : 2018-03
✏Pages : 168
✏ISBN : 1925546179
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏My Encounters with Minibeasts Book Summary : My Encounters with Minibeasts is a collection of stories about insects and spiders by naturalist Densey Clyne, who is internationally known forher writing, photography and nature documentaries. The 35 chapters comprise personal recollections of her adventures in the world of invertebrates, recounting stories from spider tricks and traps to magicalmoths and ridiculously hairy caterpillars.Self styled 'Champion of the Underbug' Densey presents her subjects not in the way that they are generally seen as ugly and dangerous but as intriguing, often beautiful, sometimes bizarre and infinitely diverse. While insisting on scientific accuracy, Densey uses a lightheartedstyle, writing with knowledge, enthusiasm and, dare it be said, love. Many stories are based close to home in Australia, while others relate to the author's travels overseas with cameraman JimFrazier, filming for Sir David Attenborough's documentaries, including in the USA, Borneo and PapuaNew Guinea.

✏Book Title : The Properties and Utilization of Cracking Clay Soils
✏Author : J. W. McGarity
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1984
✏Pages : 386
✏ISBN : CORNELL:31924000131304
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Properties and Utilization of Cracking Clay Soils Book Summary :

✏Book Title : Te Zoom Along LV 1 2 G1 Stry 08
✏Author : HSP
✏Publisher : Hmh School
✏Release Date : 2005-12-01
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : 0153536632
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Te Zoom Along LV 1 2 G1 Stry 08 Book Summary :

✏Book Title : The Big Book of Kid s Rooms
✏Author : Leisure Arts
✏Publisher : Oxmoor House
✏Release Date : 2000
✏Pages : 112
✏ISBN : 1574862030
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Big Book of Kid s Rooms Book Summary : Get ready to create the perfect room for your child with these crafty ideas for 7 bedrooms and one playroom, all featuring themes that kids will love. Plenty of color photographs, handy patterns, and painting and sewing tips are included.

✏Book Title : Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Judicature and in the Court for the Trial of Impeachments and the Correction of Errors in the State of New York
✏Author : New York (State). Supreme Court
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1883
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : UOM:35112102515691
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Judicature and in the Court for the Trial of Impeachments and the Correction of Errors in the State of New York Book Summary :