Selected References

Selected References

Chapter 1 – Expanding Finity: Space

Pincock, Stephen, and Mark Frary.
> The Origins of the Universe for Dummies.

Big Bang
http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/space/universe/origins-universe-article/

Cosmic Background radiation
> http://www.universetoday.com/79777/cosmic-background-radiation/

Elementary particles
> http://www.particleadventure.org/

Theory of Everything
> http://abyss.uoregon.edu/~js/21st_century_science/lectures/lec17.html

 

Chapter 2 – Atmospheric Cocoon: Atmosphere

Gold, Thomas.
> The Deep Hot Biosphere: The Myth of Fossil Fuels.

Harman, Rebecca.
> Carbon-Oxygen and Nitrogen (Earth’s Processes).

Lang, Kenneth R.
> Sun, Earth and Sky.

Ward, Peter.
> Out of Thin Air: Dinosaurs, Birds, and Earth’s Ancient Atmosphere.
> Atmosphere: Earth—The Power of the Planet. BBC, 2009. (documentary)
> Earth—The Biography: Atmosphere. Discovery Films, 2009. (documentary)

National Geographic Our Atmosphere Earth Science
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Tz8oyuT4E0&list=PLXZAD5CEPE-vkd8GpvOpVakZJK2F-v8nN

Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Called by the Universe. (documentary)
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/neil-degrasse-tyson-called-universe/

The Sky at Night. BBC TV. (documentary)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/earth/atmosphere_and_climate/atmosphere

Light/Heat Waves
https://public.nrao.edu/radioastronomy/hidden-universe

Age of Milky Way
http://www.universetoday.com/9828/estimating-the-age-of-the-milky-way/

Age of Our Sun
http://www.space.com/58-the-sun-formation-facts-and-characteristics.html

Magnetosphere
> http://www.windows2universe.org/Earth/Magnetosphere/overview.html

Altitude
http://www.wisegeek.org/how-does-high-altitude-affect-the-human-body.htm

Moon Dust
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/09/080924191552.htm

Atmosphere
> https://www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12/airplane/atmosphere.html
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/atmosphere-layers-facts-about-the-atmosphere-layers.html

Elements from Stars
> http://www.astronomycast.com/astronomy/ep-107-nucleosynthesis-elements-from-stars/

 

Chapter 3 – Planet Water: Water

Ballesta, Laurent, Pierre Descamp, and Jean-Michel Cousteau.
> Planet Ocean: Voyage to the Heart of the Marine Realm.

Casey, Susan.
> The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean.

Crist, Darlene Trew, et al.
> World Ocean Census: A Global Survey of Marine Life.

Earle, Sylvia, and Bill McKibben.
> The World Is Blue: How Our Fate and the Oceans Are One.

Moore, Rob.
> Why Does Water Evaporate?: All about Heat and Temperature (Solving Science Mysteries).

Morgan, Sally.
> Earth’s Water Cycle (Earth Cycles).

Outwater, Alice.
> Water: A Natural History.

Blue Planet: Seas of Life. (documentary)

Disney Nature: Earth. (documentary)

Disney Nature: Oceans. (documentary)

Earth Science in Action: The Water Cycle. (documentary)

H2O: The Water Cycle. (Encyclopedia Britannica). (documentary)

National Geographic: Drain the Ocean. (documentary)

Water Makes Life Possible: The Water Cycle. (New Dimension). (documentary)

Wild Oceans: Mysteries of the Deep. (documentary)

Water Cycle Summary
> http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/watercyclesummary.html

Holographic Presentation of Quantity of Water
http://water.usgs.gov/edu/earthwherewater.html

Antarctica
> http://www.discoveringantarctica.org.uk/alevel_3_3.html

Water Encyclopedia
> http://www.waterencyclopedia.com

Water and Nitrogen Cycles
http://www.globalchange.umich.edu/globalchange1/current/lectures/kling/water_nitro/water_and_nitrogen_cycles.htm

Coastal Zones
> http://www.eoEarth.org/view/article/151298/

Deep Sea Vents
> http://www.indiana.edu/~g105lab/images/gaia_chapter_13/vent_communities.htm

Hydrothermal Vents
> http://www.mesa.edu.au/deep_sea/vents.asp

Hermaphroditic Fish
> http://www.wild-facts.com/tag/hermaphroditic-fish/

Ice Asteroids
> http://news.discovery.com/space/asteroid-ice-organics.html

 

Chapter 4 – Our Earth: Land

Employment in Agriculture
> http://www.momagri.org/UK/agriculture-s-key-figures/Withclose-to-40-%25-of-the-global-workforce-agriculture-is-theworld-s-largest-provider-ofjobs-_1066.html

Minerals
> http://geology.com/

Hawaii Volcano Observatory
> http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/hazards/oceanentry/deltacollapse/

Center for the Study of Active Volcano
> http://hilo.hawaii.edu/~csav/

UC Berkeley Museum of Paleontology
> http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/biomes/

Blue Planet Biomes
> http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org

Boreal Forests
 > http://www.borealforest.org/index.php?category=world_boreal_forest&page=overview

Maldives
http://www.mapsofworld.com/maldives/geography/

Trace Elements
> http://www.traceminerals.com/research/humanhealth

Earthworms
http://asi.ucdavis.edu/programs/sarep/research-initiatives/are/ecosystem/earthworm-information/earthworm-ecology-and-sustaining-agriculture
> http://www.Earthwormsoc.org.uk/

Arable Land
> http://www.fao.org/ag/agn/nutrition/Indicatorsfiles/Agriculture.pdf

 

Chapter 5 – The Flora Pivot: Flora

Meyer, Dale.
> The Complete Guide to Companion Planting.

Electricity and Structured Water
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnGCMQ8TJ_g

Crop Rotation
> http://www.no-dig-vegetablegarden.com/crop-rotation.html

Wheat
> http://www.fao.org/docrep/006/y4011e/y4011e04.htm

Systems of Photosynthesis
> http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/biology/phoc.html

Chronobiology
http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/publications/pennmedicine/files/spring_2013_living_by_the_clock.pdf
https://www.chronobiology.com/

Pollination
> http://www.figweb.org/Interaction/How_do_fig_wasps_pollinate/index.htm
> http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/01/100114143513.htm

Fig Wasps
http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/pollinator-of-the-month/fig_wasp.shtml
> http://psyche.entclub.org/91/91-289.html

 

Chapter 6 – Animal Ability: Fauna

Elephants
> http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn8209-elephants-maypay-homage-to-deadrelatives-html#.UmkU-Pk56Z8

Bacteria Communication
> http://www.psmag.com/science/bacteria-r-us-23628

Bacteria Genetic Exchange
> http://biology.kenyon.edu/courses/biol114/Chap03/mobile_genes.html

Cyanobacteria and Photosynthesis
> http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/bacteria/cyanolh.html

Rat Sense of Direction
> http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/sense-of-direction-innate

Monarch Butterfly
> http://www.monarch-butterfly.com/

Biomimicry
http://www.airbus.com/company/eco-efficiency/biodiversity/biomimicry/

Crows‘ Tools
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/08/0808_020808_crow.html
http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2012-11-06-cockatoo-can-make-its-own-tools

Penguins‘ Heat
> http://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/science/cold_penguins.htm

Trench Beetle
> http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2918599/

 

Chapter 7 – Human Life: Life

Ridley, Matt.
> Nature v. Nurture, HarperCollins Press, 2003

Protein Synthesis
> http://chemwiki.ucdavis.edu/Biological_Chemistry/Nucleic_Acids/Protein_Synthesis
> http://youtu.be/2849nQMYl-I

tRNA
> http://www.phschool.com/science/biology_place/biocoach/translation/addaa.html

Keratin
> http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/dna/protein.html

Protein Folding
> http://www.nature.com/news/2010/101014/full/news.2010.541.html
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZ2aY5lxEGE
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm-3kovWpNQ

Body Elements
http://www.livescience.com/3505-chemistry-life-human-body.html

Cells and Water
http://www.ehow.com/about_6498727_water-important-living-organisms_.html

Cell Structure
> http://www.cellsalive.com

Regulation of the Cell Cycle
> http://www.uic.edu/classes/bios/bios100/lecturesf04am/lect16.htm

Apoptosis
> http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8620843

DNA and Amino Acids
> http://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/nucleic-acids-to-amino-acids-dna-specifies-935

Elements in the Human Body
> http://www.biology-online.org/9/1_chemical_composition.htm

Human Genome
> http://www.genome.gov

80% of DNA Biologically Active
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3439153/

400 Distinct Cell Types
> http://www.riken.jp/en/pr/press/2014/20140327_1/

Mice Compared with Humans
http://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/comparing-mouse-human-genomes

Comparitive Gene Chart
> http://www.edinformatics.com/math_science/human_genome.htm

Proteins
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK9923/

Radioactive Elements in the Body
> http://www.physics.isu.edu/radinf/natural.htm

Red Blood Cells
> http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/2001-02/981770369.An.r.html

Cell Nucleus Shape, Size
> http://jcs.biologists.org/content/122/10/1477.full#sec-2

Walking Proteins
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id2rZS59xSE

Skin Cells
> http://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/information/anatomy/shed-skin-cells.htm

Stem Cells
> http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/basics/basics1.asp

Thomas Jenuwein Epigenetics Quote
> http://epigenome.eu/en/1,1,0

Human Epigenetics Project
> http://www.epigenome.org/?page=project

Cyanobacteria
http://cyanobacteria.web.pasteur.fr/
> http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/bacteria/cyanolh.html

 

Chapter 8 – Bodies Alive: Body

Marieb, Elaine, and Katja Hoehn.
> Human Anatomy & Physiology (7th ed.). Pearson Benjamin Cummings.

Organs
> http://www.livescience.com/37009-human-body.html

Body
> http://www.healthline.com/human-body-maps

Platelets
https://www.fi.edu/heart/all-about-scabs

Taste Buds
> http://jcb.rupress.org/content/190/3/285.full

Lungs
http://www.biologyguide.net/biol1/4_lungs.htm

Blood Oxygen Levels
http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/fitness/cardio/understanding-blood-oxygen-levels-at-rest.html

Voice
> http://www.ecasd.k12.wi.us/schools/middle/south/sms_anatomyofthehumanvoice.cfm

Inugguit
> http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/living-with-the-inugguit/

Baby Bone Development
> http://www.livestrong.com/article/218698-baby-bone-development/

Children’s Bones
> http://www.livestrong.com/article/380985-exercise-for-bone-growth-in-children/

Skin, Hair, and Nails
> http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/body_basics/skin_hair_nails.html

Facial Muscles
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/human-faces-might-only-express-four-basic-emotions-180949598/

Walking
> http://www.livestrong.com/article/108404-muscles-walking-exercise/

Robotic Hands
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/x-prize-foundation/sophisticated-robotic-han_b_1706779.html

Hands
> http://www.eatonhand.com/hw/facts.htm

Hand Movements
> http://brain.phgy.queensu.ca/flanagan/papers/FlaJoh_EHB_02.pdf

Follicles and Eggs
> http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/women-and-their-eggs-how-many-and-how-long

Birth
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/birth.aspx

 

Chapter 9 – Brain and Mind

Doidge, Norman.
> The Brain that Changes Itself. Penguin Books.

Horgan, John.
> The Undiscovered Mind. Simon & Shuster.

Neurons
> http://www.mind.ilstu.edu/curriculum/neurons_intro/neurons_intro.php

Brain Anatomy
> http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101117121803.htm
> http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203750404577175331430981986.html

Constraint Induced Therapy
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMTh2hWvB2g

Critical Periods
http://main.zerotothree.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ter_key_brainFA%20Q#critical

Robots
> http://discovermagazine.com/2013/jan-feb/7-debut-of-the-mind-controlled-robots

 

Chapter 10 – The Human / Animal Dilemma

Voyager 1 Reaches Interstellar Space
> http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2013/12sep_voyager1/
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130911-voyager-interstellar-solar-system-nasa-science-space/

Animal Senses
> http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/amaze.html

Animals
> http://quantumbiologist.wordpress.com/

Sense of Touch
http://largestfastestsmartest.co.uk/animals-with-the-best-sense-of-touch-in-the-world/

Squirrels
> http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/squirrel.html

Birds
> http://www.gopetsamerica.com/animals/bird_records.aspx

Avian Respiration
> http://people.eku.edu/ritchisong/birdrespiration.html

Deep Sea Fish
http://www.livescience.com/5130-deep-diving-fish-set-surpising-record.html

Iron Breathing Microbes
> http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/microbes-thatbreathe-iron-are-found-inantarctic-1669966.html

Marsupials
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lCKc8tURtc

Bacteria—Toxic Metals
> http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/03/090316151031.htm

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