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mark-pendergrast's picture
Oct.08.2011
Of all human inventions, the mirror is perhaps the most intriguing, since it is so closely connected to our own consciousness, reflecting both reality and illusion. As our first technology for self-contemplation, the mirror is arguably as important an...
magdalena-ball's picture
Sep.28.2011
Part of the award winning Celebration Series, Deeper into the Pond celebrates, supports, and inspires women. "Vivid images...will speak to you of times to look forward to or to remember. These are not poems to read once. They will stay with you forever."
kate-sherrod's picture
Jun.29.2011
FORMAL POETRY, INFORMAL SUBJECTS She's not Shakespeare, but hey, no one ever dared HIM to write a sonnet about a cricket that vomits to discourage predators. We all have our niches, no? On December 31, 2008, Kate Sherrod, the Iambic Pentamistress*, undertook a strange project: to write and publish...
magdalena-ball's picture
Dec.02.2009
As with her first poetry collection, Quark Soup, Magdalena Ball's Repulsion Thrust tackles big subjects not often the fodder of poetry: quantum physics, astronomy, time travel, ecological destruction, and technological singularity, all viewed through the...
pamela-turner's picture
Jul.02.2009
School Library Journal Starred Review:"Following the lead of the exemplary “Scientists in the Field” series (Houghton), this is another handsomely packaged, profusely illustrated portrait of a researcher whose “lab” is the great outdoors...NASA scientist Chris McKay travels in turn to...
tim-clifford's picture
Feb.22.2008
I authored three volumes of this ten volume set: Mathematics, Space and Astronomy, and Earth Science.
magdalena-ball's picture
Feb.19.2008
Quark Soup contains twenty eight poems which muse on topics like what it means to be human, love, loss, fear, longing, and transcendence. Avoiding cliché and the mundane, the poetry in this collection is accessible to the common reader, with a powerful intellectual edge and playful wit. As all...
andrew-sean-greer's picture
Dec.21.2007
In 1965, on a small island in the South China Sea, a group of astronomers gather to witness the passing of a comet, but when a young boy dies during a meteor shower, the lives of the scientists and their loved ones change in subtle yet profound ways. Denise struggles for respect in her professional...