Free science Kindle books for 20 Feb 18

Sago Palm: Multiple Contributions to Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods

by Hiroshi Ehara

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book addresses a wide variety of events and technologies concerning the sago palm, ranging from its botanical characteristics, culture and use to social conditions in the places where it is grown, in order to provide a record of research findings and to benefit society. It discusses various subjects, including the sago palm and related species; differentiation of species of starch-producing palm; habitat, morphological, physiological and growth characteristics; culture and management; productivity of carbon dioxide; starch extraction and manufacture; characteristics and utilization of starch; and cultural anthropological and folkloristic aspects. Problems such as food shortages due to increasing populations, global warming and climate change, and decreasing reserves of oil and other underground resources, have become more pressing in recent years. In the context of these problems, the book examines the role of the sago palm in sustainable food production, in the manufacture of other foodstuffs, as a raw material for ethanol and in the manufacture of biodegradable plastics. In addition to academics, this book will be useful to researchers and government officials working for international agencies, national governments, municipalities, and other research organizations; technicians, researchers, managers, entrepreneurs, and others working in industries such as agriculture, plant production, food production, manufacturing, chemical engineering, energy production, and distribution.



Children’s Book About Turtles: A Kids Picture Book About Turtles With Photos and Fun Facts

by Tiara Jackson

Tiara Jackson is pleased to present her new picture book for kids. This easy reading book for children contains fun facts about turtles and tortoises, from now to the age of the dinosaurs.

This delightful picture book is written for children ages 4 to 10. It contains a variety of information on sea turtles, river turtles, tortoises and terrapins. It’s illustrated with great graphic images. It offers interesting facts in simple language. Although the material appropriate for these ages, younger children will need some help. They will enjoy the book most by sharing it with a parent.

Students will encounter new words and concepts. They’ll read about the leatherback sea turtle and the Galapagos tortoise. They’ll also learn about information about Archelon, the prehistoric turtle as big as a car. Other subjects in the book include what turtles eat, where they live, and how their babies are born.

Most of the book’s images are colored photographs. These are most effective when read on a Kindle Fire, or the Kindle Application on a tablet device, or PC. They can be viewed clearly on black and white readers. Only the color dimension is lacking.

Children will also find answers to kid-style questions.

What kind of turtle is in that aquarium?
Is a turtle the same as a tortoise? Or the other way around?

Teachers and home schooling parents will find this book a wonderful addition to their nonfiction libraries. It provides selected passages on an assortment of subjects. Science facts, history facts, and cultural facts are all presented for the young reader. Great illustrations bring the text to life.



Particle Accelerators: Physics Made Simple

by Dr. Johnson C. Philip

This book explains Particle Accelerators, or atom smashers, in very simple words to the layperson. There is NO mathematics, and no difficult to understand jargon. Just a simple introduction to the basic principles plus the history of evolution. You will simply LOVE this book, written by a specialist in high energy particle physics.



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