Learn for Yesterday, Live for Today, Hope for Tomorrow

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My latest Books

Learn from Yesterday, Live for Today, Hope for Tomorrow

April 23, 2011

Tags: inspirational, happiness, relief of stress, motivation, persistence

I'm quite excited about my latest book, but of course that's always the case. But I think this book will be very helpful to a lot of people. It helped me in writing it. The quote is due to Einstein, and I think it's quite appropriate with the fast-paced life of today.

New book on Einstein

January 23, 2010

Tags: Einstein, young Einstein

I've written several books on Einstein in the past few years. My most recent, however, is quite different. It is written in the form of a novel. Although the words that Einstein and others speak may not be accurate, they are likely relatively close to what was actually said, and the novel follows his life quite accurately. I've tried to keep the science to a minimum in an effort to make it as readable as possible. It should appeal to young people, but can also be enjoyed by those of any age.

My Two Latest Books

July 14, 2009

Tags: write a book, sell your book, writing, music, physics of music

I've had two books published lately (actually, the publication date of one of them is still a couple of months off). The first is a music book that explains the science behind music. It's a great book for all music buffs, even if you have little interest in science. It explains most of the major questions about the physics of music such as how sound is produced and what makes certain sound beautiful. But there is much more than this in the book. It describes how scales are set up and how the basic chords are arrived at. And it discusses such things as pentatonic and blues scales.
Much of modern music is produced on electronic instruments and there is a detailed discussion of electronic music. In addition there is a chapter on acoustics.
My second book is for writers,and it's directed at a particularly important aspect of writing: making sure that your book will appeal the bookbuyers. It gives the basic rules of good writing and it also gives rules for writing smart which is equally important in the present market. It's a book that all writers should read.

My Book: You Should Write a Book: Writing it With Style and Clarity, Publishing Beautiful Pages, Selling Thousands of Copies

November 4, 2008

Tags: Writing, self-publishing, marketing books

According to a number of surveys almost eighty percent of people would like to write a book (and get it published). And of course, it's well known that only a small fraction of these people actually follow through. Why? There are a variety of reasons. They may, for example, be unsure how to get started, or how to go about publishing their work once it's finished. My book You Should Write a Book addresses these problems. The first half of the book shows you how to write a book that people will love to read; in particular, it shows you how to make it readable, personal, memorable and interesting. Many people think it's just a matter of getting something down on the page, but there's more to it than that. You have to be sure that somebody will want to read what you have written. If it's full of grammatical mistakes, boring sentences, and so on, it might not attract many people. I outline many of the "tricks" and techniques that help make it readable and interesting
I also discuss the problems associated with publication. It's no secret that large publishers are reluctant to take on the first book of inexperienced authors. And it's hard to blame them; publishers lose money on many of the books they publish, and "first books" are usually not among their big money-makers. Because of this,a good alternative is to self-publish your first book or two, and as it turns out this is not as difficult as you might think. There are two reasons for this. First of all, programs are now available that allow you to set up a book on your computer so that it looks like a book you would find in a bookstore. Secondly, you can now use the internet to sell it, and it can be quite effective. Amazon.com, for example, now sells more books than most large bookstore chains.
So it's up to you. It's a good time to become a published author and you'll never know how successful you can become unless you try.

Popular Science and Health

Inspirational
An inspirational book that covers the topics: Happiness, Motivation and Relief from Stress. the emphasis is on "Live for Today." Don't worry; enjoy life more and look forward to each new day as if it were a new adventure.
Einstein
Einstein's younger life was fascinating inmany ways. It was filled with disappointments and failures, but he struggled on and overcame them and went on to become the greatest scientist who ever lived. This is the story of his early life, written in novelization form for ease of reading. Liberties are taken in the dialogue, but the story is factual and very close to his actual life
nonfiction book on music
A book that tells you everything about what is behind music: the science behind it
nonfiction book
A book on writing that tells you how to make sure it sells
Books and Writing
An excellent book for writers and people wanting to publish a book. It gives details on all three of the main things needed to write, publish and sell your book
Health and Fitness
Most people have a good idea what they should be doing to maximize their health, but very few actually take them to heart and do them. This book gives you a program for maximizing your health and making you "feel great," and, hopefully, it will also motivate you to do it.
Popular science
This book explains the science in the James Bond movies. Some of it is, of course, valid, but some is not. This is where to find the truth.
Part of the Smithsonian series on science. 218 pages with 250 full color photgraphs and illustrations.
Nearly everyone has heard of Einstein's theory of relativity, but few people know of his other contributions to other areas of science. This book shows the incredibly wide-ranging influence of Einstein's many discoveries.
This book focuses on five aspects of Einstein's emotional nature that had a profound impact on his life and career
This is the story of the origin and development of quantum theory. It also shows us how quantum theory has affected our everyday lives.
A description of the discoveries of modern physics and the mysteries still faced in the quest for a unified theory of the universe
An introduction to some of the most important questions about the universe. Is there life out there, and if there is what form does it take. When will we see it? Has it visited us in the past?
Will it ever be possible to travel to the stars? what about going into the future and back to the past? These are the questions that this book answers.
An overview of how the universe began and how it has evolved. Some of the most important questions about the universe are answered.
An overview of of our search for am understanding of the organization of the physical world.
An overview of the triumphs and problems that still exist fro the Big Bang theory of the universe. Almost everyone is convinced that it is the correct theory of the universe, but there are still a few things to iron out in it.
Galaxies are the largest things in the universe. This book explains what happens when they collide and explode.
Chaos theory is considered to be one of the most important discoveries of the twentieth century. The revolutionary ideas of this new science are applied to astronomy in this book.
Kid's book
A delightful book for young children. It is the story of an amazing goat and her friends, Barney, the mouse, Dolly, the mule, and two goats, Nanny and Billy. Zack teaches Baby to count and she soon becomes the town celebrity, but she doesn't like it. At the end of the book she becomes trapped in a burning barn with Barney, but Barney gets help.
popular science
An exciting ride into the world of cars and physics. In short, a look at how cars depend on the many principles and laws of physics.
Popular Science
A simple introduction to Einstein's two best-known theories: his special and general theories of relativity. Applications are also discussed.
Perched on the top of the highest mountain in the Pacific is the largest observatory in the world, the Mauna Kea Observatory. This is the story of how it began and how it grew.
An overview of the role of the "dark matter" of the universe in cosmology. It also contains a discussion of the possible eventual fates of the universe.
Kid's books
An excellent introduction to and explanation of gravity for children ages 9 to 14.
Textbook in Astronomy
An introduction to astronomy. It covers astronomy from A to Z
Inspirational Articles
A look at what happiness is and what it entails, from my book "Feel Great Feel Alive."
A list of the things you can do to raise you happiness set point.

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