Stability Of Life On Earth
Why Earth's life-friendly climate makes it exceptional-and what that means for the likelihood of finding intelligent extraterrestrial life We have long fantasized about finding life on planets other than our own. Yet even as we become aware of the vast expanses beyond our solar system, it remains clear that Earth is exceptional. The question is: why? In "Lucky Planet," astrobiologist David Waltham argues that Earth's climate stability is what makes it uniquely able to support life, and it is nothing short of luck that made such conditions possible.
Most people rely on stability in the work-place - but not if you're a Start-Up Junkie. CEO Ron Wiener and his team at Earth Class Mail commit years of their life, risks to their health and even sell some of their belongings in order to make the company a success. "Start-Up Junkies" gives you a front-row seat to both the business challenges a new company must confront as well as the personal dramas of the employees.
David Bakke was in deep financial trouble. Desperate to be debt-free, he created a program based on his ideas about saving, spending, and earning. The result? Financial stability, and a book designed to offer a hand to everyone struggling and in debt. Don't Be a Mule: A Common Sense Guide to Saving More, Spending Less, and Generating Extra Money in Your Everyday Life is a practical guide to changing how you think about money.
This book shows how human activity on local, regional and global scales has perturbed natural biogeochemical cycles, "colliding" with Nature. The authors demonstrate how the scale and intensity of human-induced destruction of Nature and resultant feedback mechanisms have continuously expanded. They consider the likelihood of increasing numbers of natural disasters as a result of such activities, and propose that sustainable development become a principal research topic for the 21st Century.