• The stunning and beautifully crafted conclusion to The Alchemists' Council series
    In Book Three of The Alchemists' Council trilogy, eternal conflicts between the Council and Rebel Branch escalate. Secrets about time-travel manipulation are revealed, uncomfortable truths about alchemical children are discovered, and Council dimension itself begins to disintegrate. Amidst this fallout, the Amber Garden dissolves, conjoined pairs suffer torturous separation, alchemists die in the process, and Cedar is banished to the outside world where she endures a living death within her conjoined partner.
    Efforts of both alchemists and rebels to resolve the dissolution of Council and Flaw dimensions prove futile. People of the outside world experience ever-increasing political turmoil and the risk of environmental collapse. Mercifully, the alchemists have woven a thread of hope into an alchemically inscribed book, which they release into the outside world with the purpose of attracting new Initiates to Council. At first, Initiate Virginia appears to be a disrespectful interloper with whom Jaden loathes to work. However, their combined scribal efforts prove astoundingly powerful - so much so that they are sent through time to inscribe critical messages into ancient manuscripts. Events associated with one such manuscript lead Cedar to propose a solution to the dimensional fallout: all remaining alchemists must permanently vacate Council dimension.

  • Light and matter are very closely linked in our modelling of the physical world. From the formulation of quantum theory to the invention of laser, the interaction between atoms and radiation has played a crucial role in the development of today's science and technology. By controlling this interaction, the lowest temperatures ever recorded are now reached. Cooling atomic gases with laser light produces "quantum matter" with radically different properties from those of ordinary fluids. These cold atoms are the cornerstone of a new metrology of time and space, with applications in a wide variety of fields, including navigation, telecommunication and geophysics.

  • This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Lee Smolin who is a faculty member of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. The basis of this wide-ranging conversation are Lee Smolin's books Life of the Cosmos and Time Reborn. This detailed discussion offers an investigation of time, both what it is and how the true nature of it impacts our world and future and provides behind-the scenes insights into the development of Lee Smolin's groundbreaking theory on the nature of time.

    This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, Full Circle, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:
    I. Physics via Architecture - The power of Einstein
    II. Justifying the Laws - Two possibilities
    /> III. Collaboration - Physics meets politics
    IV. Rolling Up Our Sleeves - Towards overcoming tautologies
    V. Cosmological Natural Selection - Evolutionary details
    VI. The Meta-law Dilemma - Harder and harder
    VII. Scientific Impact - Implications, applications and responses
    VIII. Making A Difference - The heart of the matter

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  • Each section of this guide includes a brief introduction to the list of strategies (affective, personal resources management, information management); a guide to reflective thinking consisting of statements of understandings, attitudes and strategies associated with succesful university studies; and more detailed explanations, advice and models._x000D_

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