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What Is Natural

Author : Jan Sapp
ISBN : 0195161785
Genre : Nature
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During the late 1960s and 1970s, massive herds of poisonous crown-of-thorns starfish suddenly began to infest coral reef communities around the world, leaving in their wake devastation comparable to a burnt-out rainforest. In What is Natural?, Jan Sapp both examines this ecological catastrophe and captures the intense debate among scientists about what caused the crisis, and how it should be handled. The crown-of-thorns story takes readers on tropical expeditions around the world, and into both marine laboratories and government committees, where scientists rigorously search for answers to the many profound questions surrounding this event. Were these fierce starfish outbreaks the kind of manmade disaster heralded by such environmentalists as Rachel Carson in Silent Spring? Indeed, discussions of the cause of the starfish plagues have involved virtually every environmental issue of our time--over-fishing, pesticide use, atomic testing, rain forest depletion, and over-population--but many marine biologists maintain that the epidemic is a natural feature of coral-reef life, and ecological "balance of nature" that should not be tampered with until we know the scientific truth of the crisis. But should we search for the scientific truth before taking action? And what if an environmental emergency cannot wait for a rigorous scientific search for "the truth"? The starfish plagues are arguably one of most mysterious ecological phenomena of this century. Through the window of this singular event, What is Natural lucidly illustrates the complexity of environmental issues while probing the most fundamental questions about the relationship between man and nature.

Never Change What Is Natural

Author : Prague Raja
ISBN : 9781479718290
Genre : Fiction
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This book is a fiction tale of the impact that nature would have, when unwarranted changes are done at an extraordinary pace for obsessive reasons. There are clear boundaries which man and the government wish to cross as a showdown of power and ambition; however nature in a subtle way is proving them wrong. In a bigger picture we all experience it by Global warming. This story is at a personal level of a Billionaire Sir Louis, his passionate dream of changing his natural self and the implications he faces due to this action. Is there any remedies, should he live with the curse he bestowed himself with, will all the billions help, can the action be undone.

What Is Natural

Author : Deniz Haydar
ISBN : 9036743966
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What Is Natural Theology

Author : Alfred Barry (bp. of Sydney.)
ISBN : OXFORD:590057858
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Supernatural Is Natural

Author : Rosemarie Campione
ISBN : 9780595465330
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When we have a psychic moment, we often think of it as mere coincidence or perhaps the result of an overactive imagination. Many of us are afraid of such breakthroughs and find them weird or spooky. Others ignore them in the hope that they go away. In Supernatural is Natural, celebrated clairvoyant Rosemarie Campione, PhD, takes the mystery, uneasiness, and stigma out of the psychic events we all naturally experience-and shows us how to use them to enhance our quality and enjoyment of life. Divided into three parts, this enlightening guide first lays the foundation of supernatural events as Dr. Campione reveals the way her own psychic abilities developed into a successful forty-year counseling career with a vast clientele. The second part of the book details the various ways spirits communicate. The final third of the text outlines Dr. Campione's philosophy concerning paranormal activity, personal growth, and healing. For everyone interested in exploring and utilizing paranormal occurrences, Dr. Campione's insight and inspiration will teach us how to unleash our inner psychic, hone our own personal psychic gifts, and fulfill our potential.

Why Religion Is Natural And Science Is Not

Author : Robert N. McCauley
ISBN : 9780199912308
Genre : Religion
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The battle between religion and science, competing methods of knowing ourselves and our world, has been raging for many centuries. Now scientists themselves are looking at cognitive foundations of religion--and arriving at some surprising conclusions. Over the course of the past two decades, scholars have employed insights gleaned from cognitive science, evolutionary biology, and related disciplines to illuminate the study of religion. In Why Religion is Natural and Science Is Not, Robert N. McCauley, one of the founding fathers of the cognitive science of religion, argues that our minds are better suited to religious belief than to scientific inquiry. Drawing on the latest research and illustrating his argument with commonsense examples, McCauley argues that religion has existed for many thousands of years in every society because the kinds of explanations it provides are precisely the kinds that come naturally to human minds. Science, on the other hand, is a much more recent and rare development because it reaches radical conclusions and requires a kind of abstract thinking that only arises consistently under very specific social conditions. Religion makes intuitive sense to us, while science requires a lot of work. McCauley then draws out the larger implications of these findings. The naturalness of religion, he suggests, means that science poses no real threat to it, while the unnaturalness of science puts it in a surprisingly precarious position. Rigorously argued and elegantly written, this provocative book will appeal to anyone interested in the ongoing debate between religion and science, and in the nature and workings of the human mind.

What Are Natural Structures

Author : Bobbie Kalman
ISBN : 0778733238
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses natural structures ranging in size from a seedling to canyons and human-made structures that mimic nature.

Having Devotion And Praying With Your Children Is Natural

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ISBN : 9781434942548
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Natural Sleep As A Source Of Strength And Healing

Author : Theodor Stöckmann
ISBN : 3876670454
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Formulating Packaging And Marketing Of Natural Cosmetic Products

Author : Nava Dayan
ISBN : 1118056795
Genre : Science
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Balanced coverage of natural cosmetics, and what it really means to be "green" The use of natural ingredients and functional botanical compounds in cosmetic products is on the rise. According to industry estimates, sales of natural personal care products have exceeded $7 billion in recent years. Nonetheless, many misconceptions about natural products—for instance, what "green" and "organic" really mean—continue to exist within the industry. Formulating, Packaging, and Marketing of Natural Cosmetic Products addresses this confusion head-on, exploring and detailing the sources, processing, safety, efficacy, stability, and formulation aspects of natural compounds in cosmetic and personal care products. Designed to provide industry professionals and natural product development experts with the essential perspective and market information needed to develop truly "green" cosmetics, the book covers timely issues like biodegradable packaging and the potential microbial risks they present, the use of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) to identify biomarkers, and chromatographic methods of analyzing natural products. A must-read for industry insiders, Formulating, Packaging, and Marketing of Natural Cosmetic Products provides the reader with basic tools and concepts to develop naturally derived formulas.

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