New Release Books by George Johnson

George Johnson is the author of NFL Heroes (2022), Bearcat Murray (2021), Double Crossed (2021), If These Walls Could Talk: Calgary Flames (2018) and other 149 books.

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NFL Heroes

release date: Oct 15, 2022
NFL Heroes
The NFL''s best players, all in one action-packed volume. Over a century after the formation of the American Professional Football Conference, the precursor to the National Football League, pro football continues to excite and captivate millions of fans across the globe. At the core of the NFL is its legendary players -- the incredible athletes who have thrown, caught, run, tackled and kicked their way into the annals of sports history. NFL Heroes presents the best of the best in pro football. From the pioneers, to the current stars, to the all-time legends that occupy the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, they''re all here, including: Tom Brady Jim Brown Jerry Rice Dick Butkus Johnny Unitas Deacon Jones Reggie White Joe Montana Antonio Brown Walter Payton Bronko Nagurski Aaron Donald Dan Marino Terry Bradshaw Emmitt Smith Brett Favre Roger Staubach Rob Gronkowski LaDainian Tomlinson Deion Sanders. Featuring 100 riveting stories and over 120 photos of the game''s best, this updated, second edition of NFL Heroes is a must-read for any fan of America''s favorite sport.

Bearcat Murray

release date: Nov 02, 2021
Bearcat Murray
An insider''s look at Calgary Flames history from beloved trainer Bearcat Murray Jim "Bearcat" Murray knows what it means to live and breathe Calgary Flames hockey, and he''s carved out his own spot in team history as an unforgettable character. The young man from Okotoks who once dreamed of becoming a jockey found his calling as the Flames'' longtime athletic trainer, went on to sip beer from the Stanley Cup, and later was unanimously voted into the Hall of Fame. Murray now reflects on decades of incredible memories, from the Flames'' earliest days after moving to Calgary in 1980 to the glory years of Lanny McDonald and Theo Fleury to the madcap sequence of events that inspired a group of Boston Bruin fans to create The Bearcat Murray Fan Club. Packed with countless unforgettable gems, this rollicking tour of Flames history is essential reading for all fans.

Double Crossed

release date: Feb 22, 2021
Double Crossed
Most kids growing up in Northside Richmond knew there were only three ways to "make it out" - balling, rapping, or selling drugs. George Johnson went another way. With unwavering dedication, a little business savvy, and a lot of hard work, he found himself at the helm of several businesses and multiple six-figure income streams by his early twenties. He became a lighthouse for family and friends, providing both an example and a means for many to rise above the challenges of the inner city.From a logo-sewing business in middle school, to playing professional basketball, to becoming a serial entrepreneur, George excelled at everything he put his mind to. But along with the lofty highs have come many crushing lows-backstabbing family-members, future-crippling injuries, being indicted by the U.S. government ... and even those weren''t the worst. As George came to learn, making it out is the easy part. Staying out... That''s the real struggle.Nothing so shakes the foundations of those at the top, like success from those at the bottom.

If These Walls Could Talk: Calgary Flames

release date: Oct 09, 2018
If These Walls Could Talk: Calgary Flames
As the radio voice of the Calgary Flames from 1980 until his retirement in 2014, Peter Maher has witnessed more than his fair share of Flames action up close and personal--from the 1989 Stanley Cup championship to the individual brilliance of stars like Lanny McDonald, Al MacInnis, Theo Fleury, and Jarome Iginla. Through singular anecdotes only Maher can tell as well as conversations with current and past players, If These Walls Could Talk: Calgary Flames provides fans with a one-of-a-kind, insider''s look into the great moments, the lowlights, and everything in between. No Flames fan will want to miss this book.

The Story of the Church

release date: Sep 10, 2017
The Story of the Church
To know and to understand the Church is a sacred duty for every Catholic. The Church is not just an organization to which we belong; it is an organization of which we are a part. Loyalty to the Church is not merely one among many loyalties. It is the one great loyalty of our lives in which all other loyalties are rooted and from which all derive their life and strength. For the Church is Christ and in the Church we are united with Him and with one another as members of one Body. Hence, a burning love for the Church must always be an outstanding characteristic of a good Catholic...

The Cancer Chronicles

release date: Aug 27, 2013
The Cancer Chronicles
When the woman he loved was diagnosed with a metastatic cancer, science writer George Johnson embarked on a journey to learn everything he could about the disease and the people who dedicate their lives to understanding and combating it. What he discovered is a revolution under way—an explosion of new ideas about what cancer really is and where it comes from. In a provocative and intellectually vibrant exploration, he takes us on an adventure through the history and recent advances of cancer research that will challenge everything you thought you knew about the disease. Deftly excavating and illuminating decades of investigation and analysis, he reveals what we know and don’t know about cancer, showing why a cure remains such a slippery concept. We follow him as he combs through the realms of epidemiology, clinical trials, laboratory experiments, and scientific hypotheses—rooted in every discipline from evolutionary biology to game theory and physics. Cogently extracting fact from a towering canon of myth and hype, he describes tumors that evolve like alien creatures inside the body, paleo-oncologists who uncover petrified tumors clinging to the skeletons of dinosaurs and ancient human ancestors, and the surprising reversals in science’s comprehension of the causes of cancer, with the foods we eat and environmental toxins playing a lesser role. Perhaps most fascinating of all is how cancer borrows natural processes involved in the healing of a wound or the unfolding of a human embryo and turns them, jujitsu-like, against the body. Throughout his pursuit, Johnson clarifies the human experience of cancer with elegiac grace, bearing witness to the punishing gauntlet of consultations, surgeries, targeted therapies, and other treatments. He finds compassion, solace, and community among a vast network of patients and professionals committed to the fight and wrestles to comprehend the cruel randomness cancer metes out in his own family. For anyone whose life has been affected by cancer and has found themselves asking why?, this book provides a new understanding. In good company with the works of Atul Gawande, Siddhartha Mukherjee, and Abraham Verghese, The Cancer Chronicles is endlessly surprising and as radiant in its prose as it is authoritative in its eye-opening science.

How Scientists Think

release date: Jan 20, 2020
How Scientists Think
This concise book is an intriguing way to foster critical thinking and reinforce the scientific method in your biology course. It expands on the experiments offered in Biology, with 21 chapters devoted to discussions of classic genetics or molecular biology experiments-many on which the study of biology is founded. This short companion is intended to ... provide students with a closer look at some key experiments, as a way of learning how a proper experiment is put together, of seeing how control works, of appreciating the raw originality that sometimes adds flavor and excitement to science-and, above all, of seeing how science is really done. Clean, clear thinking lies at the heart of every good experiment.

The Annals and Magazine of Natural History

release date: Mar 06, 2019
The Annals and Magazine of Natural History
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Fire in the Mind

release date: Oct 06, 2010
Fire in the Mind
Are there really laws governing the universe? Or is the order we see a mere artifact of the way evolution wired the brain? And is what we call science only a set of myths in which quarks, DNA, and information fill the role once occupied by gods? These questions lie at the heart of George Johnson''s audacious exploration of the border between science and religion, cosmic accident and timeless law. Northern New Mexico is home both to the most provocative new enterprises in quantum physics, information science, and the evolution of complexity and to the cosmologies of the Tewa Indians and the Catholic Penitentes. As it draws the reader into this landscape, juxtaposing the systems of belief that have taken root there, Fire in the Mind into a gripping intellectual adventure story that compels us to ask where science ends and religion begins. "A must for all those seriously interested in the key ideas at the frontier of scientific discourse."--Paul Davies

Strange Beauty

release date: Sep 29, 2010
Strange Beauty
With a New Afterword "Our knowledge of fundamental physics contains not one fruitful idea that does not carry the name of Murray Gell-Mann."--Richard Feynman Acclaimed science writer George Johnson brings his formidable reporting skills to the first biography of Nobel Prize-winner Murray Gell-Mann, the brilliant, irascible man who revolutionized modern particle physics with his models of the quark and the Eightfold Way. Born into a Jewish immigrant family on New York''s East 14th Street, Gell-Mann''s prodigious talent was evident from an early age--he entered Yale at 15, completed his Ph.D. at 21, and was soon identifying the structures of the world''s smallest components and illuminating the elegant symmetries of the universe. Beautifully balanced in its portrayal of an extraordinary and difficult man, interpreting the concepts of advanced physics with scrupulous clarity and simplicity, Strange Beauty is a tour-de-force of both science writing and biography.

The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments

release date: Mar 10, 2009
The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments
A dazzling, irresistible collection of the ten most groundbreaking and beautiful experiments in scientific history. With the attention to detail of a historian and the storytelling ability of a novelist, New York Times science writer George Johnson celebrates these groundbreaking experiments and re-creates a time when the world seemed filled with mysterious forces and scientists were in awe of light, electricity, and the human body. Here, we see Galileo staring down gravity, Newton breaking apart light, and Pavlov studying his now famous dogs. This is science in its most creative, hands-on form, when ingenuity of the mind is the most useful tool in the lab and the rewards of a well-considered experiment are on exquisite display.

A Shortcut Through Time

release date: Dec 18, 2007
A Shortcut Through Time
In this remarkably illustrative and thoroughly accessible look at one of the most intriguing frontiers in science and computers, award-winning New York Times writer George Johnson reveals the fascinating world of quantum computing—the holy grail of super computers where the computing power of single atoms is harnassed to create machines capable of almost unimaginable calculations in the blink of an eye. As computer chips continue to shrink in size, scientists anticipate the end of the road: A computer in which each switch is comprised of a single atom. Such a device would operate under a different set of physical laws: The laws of quantum mechanics. Johnson gently leads the curious outsider through the surprisingly simple ideas needed to understand this dream, discussing the current state of the revolution, and ultimately assessing the awesome power these machines could have to change our world.

Miss Leavitt's Stars: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe (Great Discoveries)

release date: Jun 17, 2006
Miss Leavitt's Stars: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe (Great Discoveries)
“A short, excellent account of [Leavitt’s] extraordinary life and achievements.”—Simon Singh, New York Times Book Review At the beginning of the twentieth century, scientists argued over the size of the universe: was it, as the astronomer Harlow Shapley argued, the size of the Milky Way, or was there more truth to Edwin Hubble’s claim that our own galaxy is just one among billions? The answer to the controversy—a “yardstick” suitable for measuring the cosmos—was discovered by Henrietta Swan Leavitt, who was employed by the Harvard Observatory as a number cruncher, at a wage not dissimilar from that of workers in the nearby textile mills. Miss Leavitt’s Stars uncovers her neglected history, and brings a fascinating and turbulent period of astronomical history to life.

George Johnson

release date: Jan 01, 2006
George Johnson
George Johnson arrived in Australia from New Zealand in 1952 and in 1956 held his first exhibition of abstract painting in Melbourne. This book marks the artist''s 80th birthday and fifty years of singular dedication to philosophy-based abstract imagery. Johnson''s work is uniquely consistent - rarely straying from compositions based on primary shapes and a limited range of colour preferences, but demonstrating how these minimal means can, in combination, serve as surrogates for complex ideas. Additional contributors to the next include the artist''s brother, renowned New Zealand poet, Louis Johnson; Australian poet and critic, Gary Catalano and Melbourne philosopher, Patrick Hutchings.

The Living World Basic Concepts

release date: Apr 01, 2005

François-Séverin Marceau, 1769-1796

release date: Mar 05, 2019
François-Séverin Marceau, 1769-1796
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Messiah of the Heart

release date: Aug 23, 2015
Messiah of the Heart
Growing up in the midsized Midwestern city of Middletown, Ohio, James Robert "Blue" Heron has what could only be described as a happy childhood. Bright and imaginative, he is unusually well-versed on current issues such as the Vietnam War and the first moon landing-with personal heroes including the likes of Steve McGarrett and Captain James Tiberius Kirk. But after a real-life neighborhood hero is killed in Vietnam and his father begins facing health issues, the child "Blue" begins to struggle. He begins to lose focus and daydream in class-fixated on scary monsters and dreams of exploration that inhabit his imagination. Facing growing problems at home and school, Blue begins to find refuge in his creativity and humor, a skill that is equally his greatest blessing and most volatile curse. Now, with a total lack of direction in life, he searches desperately for stability in a rapidly changing world-struggling to keep his own sanity intact along the way. A coming-of-age tale for the underachievers, artists, and dreamers of the world, Messiah of the Heart: The Signs takes a unique look at one individual''s endless search for happiness, independence, and spiritual truth.

The Management Oversight and Risk Tree-MORT

The Management Oversight and Risk Tree-MORT
A hard-working bear and a lazy bunny both plant tomatoes in their gardens, with quite different results.

The Curriculum of the Catholic Elementary School

Hire-purchase Accounts and Calculations, with a Chapter on Colliery Royalties and Way-leaves

The Arithmetical Philosophy of Nicomachus of Gerasa

Biology

release date: Jan 09, 2013
Biology
Committed to Excellence in the Landmark Tenth Edition. This edition continues the evolution of Raven & Johnson''s Biology. The author team is committed to continually improving the text, keeping the student and learning foremost. We have integrated new pedagogical features to expand the students'' learning process and enhance their experience in the ebook. This latest edition of the text maintains the clear, accessible, and engaging writing style of past editions with the solid framework of pedagogy that highlights an emphasis on evolution and scientific inquiry that have made this a leading textbook for students majoring in biology and have been enhanced in this landmark Tenth edition. This emphasis on the organizing power of evolution is combined with an integration of the importance of cellular, molecular biology and genomics to offer our readers a text that is student friendly and current. Our author team is committed to producing the best possible text for both student and faculty. The lead author, Kenneth Mason, University of Iowa, has taught majors biology at three different major public universities for more than fifteen years. Jonathan Losos, Harvard University, is at the cutting edge of evolutionary biology research, and Susan Singer, Carleton College,, has been involved in science education policy issues on a national level. All three authors bring varied instructional and content expertise to the tenth edition of Biology.

Dirty Mind, Caring Friend, Brave Heart, Filthy Mouth, Smart Ass, Kind Soul, Sexy, Sinner, Humble. I Never Said I Was Perfect. I Am a Brittney

release date: Aug 23, 2020
Dirty Mind, Caring Friend, Brave Heart, Filthy Mouth, Smart Ass, Kind Soul, Sexy, Sinner, Humble. I Never Said I Was Perfect. I Am a Brittney
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