In the arizona desert, scientists conduct studies and experiments aimed to help us better understand our environment and what sort of things are happening to it due to climate change.
The Human Experiment: Two Years and Twenty Minutes Inside Biosphere 2For the first time, biospherian jane Poynter — who lived and loved in the Biosphere — is ready to share what really happened in there. The eight biospherians who closed themselves into the Biosphere emerged 730 days later… much wiser, thinner, and having done what many had said was impossible. It's a story that has never been told … until now.
Crew members struggled to survive in biosphere 2, where they swore nothing would go in or out — no food or water, not even air — all in the name of science. She takes readers on a riveting, fears of insanity, love, fast-paced trip through shattered lives, scientific discovery, cults, and inspiring human endurance.
Imagine being sealed into a closed environment for two years — cut off from the outside world with only seven other people — enduring never-ending hunger, severely low levels of oxygen, and extremely difficult relationships. Thunder s Mouth Press.
Pushing Our Limits: Insights from Biosphere 2Thunder s Mouth Press. Delving past the sensationalism, nelson presents the goals and results of the experiment, addresses the implications of the project for our global situation, and discusses how the project’s challenges and successes can change our thinking about Biosphere 1: the Earth. Pushing our limits offers insights from the project that can help us deal with our global ecological challenges.
The book explores biosphere 2’s lessons for changing technology to support and not destroy nature and for reconnecting people to a healthy relationship with nature. It also shows the intense and fulfilling connection the biospherians felt with their life support system and how this led to their vigilant attention to its needs.
Biosphere 2 helped change public understanding of what our global biosphere is and how it provides for our health and well-being. However, the experiment is often dismissed as a failure, and news outlets at the time focused on interpersonal conflicts and unexpected problems that arose. Author mark nelson, one of the eight crew members locked in the enclosure during the 1991–1993 experiment, offers a compelling insider’s view of the dramatic story behind Biosphere 2.
With current concerns of sustainability and protection of our global biosphere, longest, as well as the challenge of learning how to support life in space and on Mars, the largest, and most important experiment in closed ecosystems is more relevant than ever. Pushing our limits is a fresh examination of Biosphere 2, the world’s first man-made mini-world, twenty-five years after its first closure experiment.
Me and the Biospheres: A Memoir by the Inventor of Biosphere 2The life story of John P. Used book in Good Condition. Eight people lived inside this structure for two years 1991-1993 and set world records in human life support while monitoring their impact on the environment and providing crucial data for future manned missions into outer space. Humorous and reminiscent of whitman, me and the Biospheres is a tribute to the ingenuity and dauntlessness of the human mind and a passionate call to reawaken to the beauty of our peerless home, Biosphere 1, the Earth.
Contained within a magnificently designed air-tight glass-and-steel-framed setting, Biosphere 2 covered three acres of Arizona desert and included models of seven biomes: an ocean with coral reef, desert, savannah, marsh, rainforest, farm and a micro-city. Thunder s Mouth Press. Allen, inventor of the largest laboratory for global ecology ever built and one of the most luminous minds of our time.
Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red PlanetSpace is still the final frontier and Mars continues to make news and attract generations of young people. National Geographic Society. In this fascinating book, hero-astronaut buzz aldrin challenges curious kids to think about Mars as not just a faraway red planet but as a possible future home for Earthlings! What will your new home be like? How will you get there? What will you eat for breakfast? Find out what life might be like far, far from Earth as you navigate your way through this fun and fascinating book.
Used book in Good Condition. What kid wouldn't want to blast off with him on this literary journey! Thunder s Mouth Press.
Eating in: From the Field to the Kitchen in Biosphere 2Used book in Good Condition. National Geographic Society. Used book in Good Condition. What could be more challenging than preparing 2 meals a day, every day, for eight people for two years - without being able to run out to the local grocery store for last minute ingredients? Thunder s Mouth Press.
Life Under Glass: The Inside Story of Biosphere 2Planet in a bottle. Thunder s Mouth Press. National Geographic Society. Used book in Good Condition. Other crews will come and go, but no one else will face the risks, the uncertainties, and the challenges that this new breed of explorers did on Biosphere 2’s maiden voyage. From the struggles of growing their own food, to learning how to help sustain their life-giving atmosphere, the general reader is offered a rare glimpse into how a group of dedicated researchers managed to surprise the world and fulfill their dream.
Used book in Good Condition. Biosphere 2 is many things to many people. From its half-acre farm to its coral reef to its emerald rainforest―this unique research facility has proven itself a marvel of human engineering and a testament to the human imagination. Biosphere 2 was selected as one of the top ten science experiments in 1993 by Time Magazine and Good Morning America.
But what has this giant glass-and-steel greenhouse been to those most intimately involved with it? What has it meant to the first crew who studied and cared for it? What was it really like to be sealed inside a giant laboratory for twenty-four months? In Life Under Glass, crew members, Abigail Alling and Mark Nelson with co-captain Sally Silverstone present the full account of those two remarkable years.
Here is the fascinating story of how it all appeared―living under glass. For two years, recycling their air, food, and wastes, water, four men and four women lived and worked inside the structure, and setting a world record for living in an isolated environment. Used book in Good Condition.
Biosphere 2: The Human ExperimentThis book chronicles the conception of the Biosphere II project. For the past few years a group of independent scientists, privately funded, have been preparing for a bold attempt to create a self-contained "world". Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Their only links to the outside world will be visual and electronic - via the telephone, fax and computer.
Thunder s Mouth Press. The idea is that for two years all air, water, plants and animals in the system will feed upon and sustain one another. The biosphere consists of mini-environments - a marshland, rain forest, desert, and an ocean with tidal rhythm and a living coral. National Geographic Society. Dubbed "biosphere ii" biosphere I being Earth, the project composes eight "biospherians" that will be sealed into a glass paneled complex.
Magnificent Minds: 16 Pioneering Women in Science and MedicineNational Geographic Society. Used book in Good Condition. Tumblehome Learning Inc. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Did you know that florence nightingale pioneered the use of statistics in public health? that marie curie is still the only person to have won the Nobel Prize in both physics and chemistry—and the only winner whose daughter also won a Nobel Prize? That in the 17th century, sayings, and dreams of sixteen women over four centuries and chronicles their contributions to mathematics, chemistry, computer science, astronomy, introduces the lives, the most accomplished scholar in mathematical astronomy was a Polish woman, which grows out of an exhibit at the Grolier Club in New York, physics, Maria Cunitz? This book, and medicine.
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Ocean: A Visual EncyclopediaThunder s Mouth Press. An engaging visual encyclopedia for kids, packed with stunning photography and amazing facts on every aspect of ocean life. From the arctic to the caribbean, stylish graphics, sandy beaches to the deepest depths, simple, our oceans are brought to life with astonishing images, tiny plankton to giant whales, and crystal-clear text explanations in Ocean: A Visual Encyclopedia.
Dk's visual encyclopedias are the first substantial series of encyclopedias aimed at young children, designed to excite and entertain, while offering a comprehensive overview of core subjects. Tumblehome Learning Inc. Dk publishing Dorling Kindersley. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.
National Geographic Society. From science and the human body to animals, space, amazing pictures, each book combines fun facts, ocean, and more, and crystal-clear explanations to take kids into the wonders of our world.
STEAM Kids: 50+ Science/Technology/Engineering/Art/Math Hands-On Projects for KidsUsed book in Good Condition. A year's worth of captivating steam science, most importantly – play like a kid! inside you'll find entertaining and educational projects like: - rainbow reactions - pvc pipe slingshot - grafitti art & so much more! Perfect for children ages 4-10, STEAM Kids will inspire your children to: question like a scientist design like a technologist build like an engineer create like an artist deduce like a mathematician – and, Engineering, award winning educators, Technology, Art & Science - Color Changing Play Dough - Diaper Science - Circuit Bugs - Candy Mazes & Math activities that will wow the boredom right out of kids! Created by an MIT engineer, and homeschooling experts, designers, all the step-by-step activities are helpfully coded with difficulty indicators and estimated project times.
. Tumblehome Learning Inc. Dk publishing Dorling Kindersley. National Geographic Society. Used book in Good Condition. So gather up your curious kids and get your STEAM on! Thunder s Mouth Press. Used book in Good Condition. Bonus materials will make things easy for parents and educators, project shopping lists, and include: a handy weekly planning guide, STEAM journal and more.
Helpful project extensions promote further exploration and learning for enthusiastic children.