New Release Books by Peter Nelson

Peter Nelson is the author of The Spirit of Victory (2021), Urban Development 2120 (2019), Negotiation Madness (2018), Universal Basic Income and the Threat to Democracy as We Know It (2018) and other 102 books.

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The Spirit of Victory

release date: Jul 12, 2021
The Spirit of Victory
The Spirit of Victory is a sports devotional that brings together the passions of three authors for one purpose: to share the love of Jesus and the Word of God in a deeper, relevant way with athletes and sports fans. Each author dives deep into the Word using sport and the Olympics as the vehicle to point to Jesus and the transforming power of the Gospel. Whether you are a sports lover interested in who Jesus is, or, a Christian exploring how God works in His world. This devotional aims to help in two ways. Deeper knowledge of God, using the Olympics Firstly, the Bible passages unpacked in this devotional help strengthen our relationship with God. Each devotional unpacks a Bible verse that reveals a God with whom we wrestle. A God that encourages us to keep walking forward in our faith and a God of grace. The primary way God reveals Himself is through the Bible. The Bible is 'God breathed' and we want to be faithful to the Biblical text. It is this text that has the power to work hand-in-glove with the Spirit to change lives. As a result, Jeremy Dover has partnered with two other Pastors to produce a devotional that aims to unpack the message of Jesus, using sport as the vehicle: The Spirit of Victory. Deeper faith using the Olympics God is interested in every aspect of life, including sport. The Bible has many examples of sport that help us develop a richer relationship with God. The Games allow us to do what the Bible does often: to transpose the temporary challenges we see in sport and our lives to a spiritual level. For example. When we watch Olympic boxing we are to see beyond the physical. To a different kind of fight: the spiritual battles won by Jesus. This book brings together three authors who love Jesus, who have studied and written about the Bible over many years, who have served in ministry, including within sport. Church of Christ Pastors, Travis Barnes and Peter Nelson have contributed chapters to the project, along with Jeremy Dover. Jeremy Dover is a former sports scientist, Pastor and is a contributor to Christian Today Australia as a sports writer. Barnes has been a Pastor in Central Victoria and regular sports journalist and writer for Christian Today, Australia. Nelson was Pastor in several Canberra Churches. Nelson was also chaplain at the Australian Institute of Sport and several Olympic Games. Their experience in exploring the Bible and understanding sport within our culture has produced some fascinating chapters. Their desire, as authors, is to point to this Gospel of grace from these Bible passages. Discovering the true God of the Olympics This devotional has a focus of bringing you, the reader, into God's Word using sport and the Olympics as the vehicle to point you to Jesus.

Urban Development 2120

release date: Apr 04, 2019
Urban Development 2120
The year 2120 may appear a long way into the future but will come quickly. The global population reached one billion in 1804, four billion in 1974, six billion in 1999, seven billion in 2012, and nine billion predicted for 2020. Given the speed of current development under the threat of changing climate, this book attempts to project ahead but with a particular focus. Housing and feeding so many people is about saving the planet while laying the foundations for a quality of life that is within what people in 2120 will want in their living conditions. One factor has not been considered, namely, how each new generation comes in at a different reference point. Previously, the ideal home might have had a house, a garden, perhaps a swimming pool or tennis court. Teenagers today don’t care about these amenities as long as they have access to their electronic devices. Grandparents might resent living in one-room apartments, while young people could find this acceptable. The planning conundrum is to anticipate the expectations of future generations. This text looks at best theories of urban development, attempting to integrate future expectations in the hope of guiding governments to think outside the box.

Negotiation Madness

release date: Jul 01, 2018
Negotiation Madness
There have been many books written about negotiation techniques, but all of these have been turned on their head by the ability of Donald Trump to make it to the White House. Ignoring all precedents and defying even his own party, he has opened an era where neither tradition nor precedent remains the order of the day. Fake news has become the entertainment watchword in an era where a president can send out his own daily tweets to millions of followers and the world press, and no one is able to pre-empt his message or know how to respond. In what would be described negotiation madness, Trump incites confrontation into intransient situations: opening an American embassy in Jerusalem and provoking a North Korean leader by a silly name, which nevertheless still initiates first-time discussions between north and south. If he doesn’t get his wish through Congress, he pretends to give up, plays the man not the issue, going against what all the negotiation books tell you, then comes in again to get what he wants. At every turn the standards of negotiation need to be rewritten in what has become as much politics as entertainment, ego rather than substance, and this is what is targeted in Peter Nelson’s Negotiation Madness.

Universal Basic Income and the Threat to Democracy as We Know It

release date: May 08, 2018
Universal Basic Income and the Threat to Democracy as We Know It
Some of the greatest minds of the century have predicted that computers or artificial intelligence will replace 80 percent, if not more, of the world’s workforce. The only uncertainty is the time frame, with the average prediction at about 30 years, although many believe it will be sooner. No matter the exact period, the impact on our planet will eventually be enormous because governments will still need to find a way to provide the unemployed with money on which to live and a Universal Basic Income (UBI), or something similar, is proposed to be paid to everyone without means test. That solution might appear well in theory, but the large numbers of unemployed will not want to be marginalized and will demand over time that the UBI be increased. Following human nature, under a democratic system as we know it, supposedly based on one person one vote, people will vote for whoever gives them more, and more, until the economic system breaks down, unable to afford the payments. The question is whether democracy will survive the challenge or whether we finish with a benign group of bureaucrats at the top who decide what is in the best interests of the majority and the rest of the global population simply accepts it.

Creature Keepers and the Perilous Pyro-Paws

release date: Dec 19, 2017
Creature Keepers and the Perilous Pyro-Paws
An epically hilarious, fully illustrated adventure series Abbie, Jordan, and Eldon band together with their cryptid friends in an attempt to save the world in the final book in this fun series. As summer draws to an end, Jordan and Abbie Grimsley are moving with their parents from the city into their long-lost grandfather’s house in the Florida everglades. But before they settle into their new life, they’re taking a completely ordinary, creature-free cruise to the Yucatan Peninsula. Despite the mysterious history and strange recent events that have surrounded the Grimsley family, there's no reason to suspect this relaxing vacation to the ancient site of the Chicxulub Crater (thought to be caused by a massive asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs sixty-six million years ago) will lead to the discovery of a never-before-seen super-cryptid and a final showdown between good and evil that will decide the fate of the entire world. Or is there…?

Creature Keepers and the Burgled Blizzard-Bristles

release date: Oct 11, 2016
Creature Keepers and the Burgled Blizzard-Bristles
Abbie, Jordan, and Eldon travel to the snowy Himalayas to find the Yeti and save the world in the third book in the epically hilarious, fully illustrated middle grade adventure series, Creature Keepers, from the dynamic creators of Herbert's Wormhole. Although the Creature Keepers were able to defeat Chupacabra, their nemesis still managed to get his claws on one of Bigfoot’s Soil Soles. Now he needs only one more item of mythological power to wreak havoc across the globe. Disturbances in China lead Abbie, Jordan, and Eldon to discover that Chupacabra is after the Yeti, a powerful but reclusive cryptid who hasn’t been seen since the days Jordan’s grandfather was running the Creature Keepers. Our heroes will need to find the Yeti first—and hopefully avert another catastrophe.

Planning for Future Urban Development - Not Just Catching Up

release date: Jun 16, 2020
Planning for Future Urban Development - Not Just Catching Up
With a current global population approaching 7 billion predicted to reach 15 billion within 100 years, living space within urban development will be at a premium. At present governments find it hard to provide sufficient funds to meet infrastructure requirements so it becomes a never ending struggle to just catch up. If humanity is to survive on a livable planet within a predicted changing climate, it would appear necessary to start looking at and designing what will be required in future years and working backward. That is what this text aims to suggest along with the rationale and for doing so and how this might be achieved.

Creature Keepers and the Hijacked Hydro-Hide

release date: Sep 16, 2014
Creature Keepers and the Hijacked Hydro-Hide
For kids who love the Origami Yoda and Zombie Chasers series comes the first book in an epically hilarious, fully illustrated middle grade adventure series, starring some of history's best-known mythical beasts, from the dynamic creators of Herbert's Wormhole. Twelve-year-old Jordan Grimsley has moved with his family into an old, abandoned house in Florida that belonged to his long-lost grandfather. While clearing stuff out of the attic, Jordan finds a scrapbook filled with old news clippings about local sightings of the mythological South Florida Skunk Ape. Determined to learn more, he persuades Eldon Pecone, the only other kid for miles, to come along on an excursion into the swamp, where many of the sightings occurred. This is when Jordan makes a startling discovery: not only is the Skunk Ape real, but Eldon is an elite member of a secret society of Creature Keepers—humans assigned to protect a variety of mythical beasts. And when they discover that the Loch Ness Monster has gone missing, it kick-starts a fast-paced, funny, and totally original race across the globe to restore order and balance to the world.

Creature Keepers and the Swindled Soil-Soles

release date: Sep 15, 2015
Creature Keepers and the Swindled Soil-Soles
Abbie, Jordan, and Eldon are off on their next Creature Keepers mission in the second book in this epically hilarious, fully illustrated middle grade adventure series, from the dynamic creators of Herbert's Wormhole. Gearing up for a triumphant return to South Florida, and their new position as honorary Creature Keepers, Abbie and Jordan are surprised when it turns out they are actually heading north of the border to Canada for their summer vacation. With Creature Keepers the world over abandoning their posts, the two siblings have been tapped for a special assignment: to serve as the new keepers for Syd—otherwise known as Bigfoot! Caring for Syd has never been a particularly difficult job—he’s more than content to sit around in his treehouse and watch TV all day. But TV, in fact, is posing the newest threat to the Creature Keepers. Specifically, a reality-show host named Buck Wilde is dead set on tracking down Bigfoot and exposing him. And before long, the Keepers suspect that Buck isn’t the only one intent on finding Syd.…

Herbert's Wormhole: AeroStar and the 3 1/2-Point Plan of Vengeance

release date: May 14, 2013
Herbert's Wormhole: AeroStar and the 3 1/2-Point Plan of Vengeance
Readers of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate will love Herbert's Wormhole 3: Aerostar and the 3 1/2-Point Plan of Vengeance, the thrilling and irreverent conclusion to the series that began with Herbert's Wormhole, which J. K. Rowling called "absolutely wonderful—fast-paced, inventive, engaging, and hilarious." Herbert, Alex, and Sammi were pretty sure their adventures in the future were over—until they discover that their old nemesis, GOR-DON, has come back to present-day Merwinsville to mess with things. And he's not alone. He is working for an evil genius, perhaps the greatest villain our heroes have yet faced—Sammi's future self, a.k.a. Aerostar, a power-mad, vengeance-fueled tyrant with twisted delusions of superheroism. This 111-year-old was the president of ClemCorp, the company responsible for trashing the Earth, the company the G'Daliens destroyed to save it, and now she wants revenge. And it's going to be up to our heroes to once again don the mantle of the AlienSlayers and somehow try to save the past, present, and future from total annihilation.

Herbert's Wormhole: The Rise and Fall of El Solo Libre

release date: Apr 17, 2012
Herbert's Wormhole: The Rise and Fall of El Solo Libre
For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate comes the sequel to Peter Nelson and Rohitash Rao's Herbert's Wormhole, the breakout novel-in-cartoons that J. K. Rowling called "absolutely wonderful—fast-paced, inventive, engaging, and hilarious." Herbert, Alex, and Sammi are heroes in the year 2109, having successfully saved the planet from an alien invasion (or so everyone thinks). Everything is going just swimmingly until, inevitably, real aliens appear—the evil, destruction-obsessed Klapthorians. The crew is going to come clean, but then they meet a crazy old man—who turns out to be Alex, age 109—with a plan for saving the world all over again. Can they do it and still make it back home by curfew? The sequel to Herbert's Wormhole is chock-full of the same humor, imagination, and irresistible artwork as the first title. There are hijinks aplenty, not to mention skateboard stunts, time travel, and a whole lot of fake moustache shenanigans. Fans, old and new alike, will not be disappointed.

Darkness Rising

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Darkness Rising
Dani Harris, forensic psychiatrist, and Tommy Gunderson investigate the supernatural happenings at St. Adrian's Academy.

Waking Hours

release date: Oct 04, 2011
Waking Hours
All towns have secrets. Some have demons. Welcome to East Salem... Forensic psychiatrist Dani Harris and security system business owner Tommy Gunderson investigate the death of a teenager, while lawyers and school administrators try to stop the investigation. At the same time, an old woman speaks in Latin about a supernatural connection to the murder.

A More Unbending Battle

release date: May 12, 2009
A More Unbending Battle
The night broke open in a storm of explosions and fire. The sound of shells whizzing overhead, screeching through the night like wounded pheasants, was terrifying. When the shells exploded prematurely overhead, a rain of shrapnel fell on the men below -- better than when the shells exploded in the trenches . . . In A More Unbending Battle, journalist and author Pete Nelson chronicles the little-known story of the 369th Infantry Regiment -- the first African-American regiment mustered to fight in WWI. Recruited from all walks of Harlem life, the regiment had to fight alongside the French because America's segregation policy prohibited them from fighting with white U.S. soldiers. Despite extraordinary odds and racism, the 369th became one of the most successful -- and infamous -- regiments of the war. The Harlem Hellfighters, as their enemies named them, spent longer than any other American unit in combat, were the first Allied unit to reach the Rhine, and showed extraordinary valor on the battlefield, with many soldiers winning the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honor. Replete with vivid accounts of battlefield heroics, A More Unbending Battle is the thrilling story of the dauntless Harlem Hellfighters.

The Pacific Northwest Research Station's Biodiversity Initiative

release date: Jan 01, 2006
The Pacific Northwest Research Station's Biodiversity Initiative
The Pacific Northwest Research Station launched a Biodiversity Initiative to assist natural resource professionals in integrating complex biodiversity concepts into natural resource management processes. We canvassed clients from various affiliations to determine the main challenges they face in biodiversity management, to define their information needs, and to understand how best to deliver biodiversity information within a collaborative framework. The biodiversity management challenges that emerged included (1) the lack of well-defined biodiversity management policies, (2) understanding and quantifying the interaction effects between a number of factors (e.g., disturbance types, management practices) and biodiversity, (3) the lack of applied biodiversity monitoring strategies, (4) difficulty in locating and accessing biodiversity information, and (5) balancing conflicting values relating to biodiversity. We also list the biodiversity information product needs of clients, as well as preferred technology transfer methods, and we discuss the future direction of the Biodiversity Initiative.

Home Tree Home

release date: Aug 01, 1997
Home Tree Home
Remember the view from atop a tree? You could survey the landscape like a monarch, escape your parents' watchful eye, and let your imagination run wild. Well, just because you've grown up, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy the sense of liberation a tree provides. Here is the most comprehensive guide ever to building your own castle in the air, be it a simple child's playhouse or an adult's cozy retreat with all the modern conveniences, including electricty. Peter Nelson, the nation's foremost authority on treehouses, tells you everything you need to know about designing and building the house that's right for you and your family. He gives you information on site selection (why some trees provide better homes than others), safety issues, tree care, advice on styles and materials, and other essential rules of thumb that will save time and money. Nelson walks you through the construction of four actual projects: a children's playhouse, a vacation home, an office, and a full-time residence. Whether you'd like to build your children a safe and fun place to play and dream, or you're contemplating your own retreat from the drudgeries of earthbound living, this practical, wildly fanciful guide will show you how to make your tree fantasies come true.

Death Threat

release date: Jan 01, 1993
Death Threat
When someone begins terrorizing the students participating in the upcoming teen science fair, Mollie Fox is determined to find a link between the person pulling pranks and her friend Janet's "accidental" death. Original.

Deadly Games

release date: Jan 01, 1992
Deadly Games
In Oxford to attend the International Shakespeare Seminar, Sylvia Smith-Smith agrees to tutor shy Freddy St. Claire in the art of love if he will fix her broken computer.

Rights and Wrongs in Social Work

release date: Jun 24, 2016
Rights and Wrongs in Social Work
Informed by the author's original research, this engaging book uses a core set of powerful practice examples to demonstrate how complex ethical dilemmas can arise in everyday practice. Through detailed analysis of these examples, the book explores how social workers ought to consider right and wrong in practice, to arrive at ethical solutions.

Into the Arms of the Goddess

release date: Nov 01, 2012
Into the Arms of the Goddess
Peter Nelson was born to a musical family in England and moved to Canada in 1964 at ten years old. Discovering Jane Roberts and the Seth Material in the early 70s changed the direction of his life, leading to an ongoing journey of self-discovery and expansion of awareness through lucid dreaming and out-of-body states. In 2007 a meeting with an old friend began a series of extraordinary events leading to a profound Kundalini Awakening and the dissolution of normal everyday reality. "Into the Arms of the Goddess" is the personal journal of someone learning to accept the greatest gift of all. Excerpt "This spirituality had snaked through all of my lives like a lit fuse, slowly burning down from one life to the next, sometimes sparking brightly and other times almost accidentally being trodden out, and now it was about to find its source. The umbilical cord had almost led to the mother of the universe. I was about to meet God." Reviews "An exhilarating, eye-opening adventure. Once you read this book, your fundamental view of the world is forever changed." - Alex Fasulo-Cronin, Human Resources Manager "Grounded and often humourous, this intimate account of an extraordinary shift in consciousness presents a unique outlook about what it means to be a human being on earth today. One is somehow left with a sense that this could happen to anyone." - Maggie Fraser, Psychotherapist "The mystical or psychic experience is something only the individual can tell for themselves. No amount of words my reveal the true journey - but Peter Nelson's story is the closest to Truth I've ever witnessed." - Heather Anne Burton, Medium and Intuitive

The New Pagans: An Anthology of American Free Verse, 1895-1922

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Marry Like a Man

release date: Jan 01, 1992
Marry Like a Man
A groom's guide to planning a wedding discusses how to propose, buying rings, controlling the size and cost of the wedding, choosing a best man, handling last minute details, and surviving the big day
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