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Powell, James Lawrence 1936-

Works: 99 works in 166 publications in 2 languages and 6,050 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference proceedings  Longitudinal studies  Pastoral letters and charges  Sermons 
Roles: Author, Printer, Editor, Composer, jt
Classifications: QC981.8.G56, 363.73874
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The inquisition of climate science by James Lawrence Powell ( )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Inquisition of Climate Science is the first book to comprehensively take on the climate science denial movement and the deniers themselves, exposing their lack of credentials, their extensive industry funding, and their failure to provide any alternative theory to explain the observed evidence of warming. In this book, readers meet the most prominent deniers while dissecting their credentials, arguments, and lack of objectivity. James Lawrence Powell shows that the deniers use a wide variety of deceptive rhetorical techniques, many stretching back to ancient Greece. Carefully researched, fully referenced, and compellingly written, his book clearly reveals that the evidence of global warming is real and that an industry of denial has deceived the American public, putting them and their grandchildren at risk."--Pub. desc
Night comes to the Cretaceous : dinosaur extinction and the transformation of modern geology by James Lawrence Powell ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What killed the dinosaurs? For many years, this question has been one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in science. Then in 1980, a radical theory was proposed: 65 million years ago, an asteroid or comet as big as Mt. Everest, traveling at 100,000 miles per hour, struck the earth, throwing up a dust cloud that darkened the sky, caused the temperature to plummet, and killed the dinosaurs and 70 percent of all other species." "Night Comes to the Cretaceous is the first comprehensive and objective account of how this fantastic theory changed the course of science. The author, Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History tells the dramatic story of how Nobel Prize-winning physicist Luis Alvarez and his son Walter stumbled onto evidence suggesting that a single random event caused the extinction of the dinosaurs - a claim many scientists found unbelievable. After years of bitter debate and intense research, an astonishing discovery was made - an immense impact crater buried deep in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico that was identified as Ground Zero. The unbelievable appeared to be true."--Jacket
Mysteries of terra firma : the age and evolution of the Earth by James Lawrence Powell ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Mysteries of Terra Firma, James Lawrence Powell tells an engrossing three-part tale of how we came to understand the ground on which we walk, and how that ground holds the key to the greatest secrets of deep space and time. Naming his profound stories Time, Drift, and Chance, he tells of the three twentieth-century revolutions in thought that created the amazing science of Earth-and of all planets to the edge of the universe. The riddle that drove the first revolution is obvious and yet in 1904 remained impenetrable: how old is Earth? An encounter between the imperious Lord Kelvin and a New Zealand farm-boy-turned-physicist, Ernest Rutherford, set the stage for the solution and launched a golden century of geology. As a result, scientists learned that if the 4.5 billion years of geologic time were compressed into a single twenty-four-hour period, Homo sapiens would have arrived only in the last second. The geological Revolution of Time reveals how long the ground on which we walk has existed, and how briefly we have trod that ground. In the early twentieth century, German meteorologist and polar explorer Alfred Wegener proposed a counterintuitive, heretical theory: that terra firma is not so firm; instead of being fixed in place, continents drift. In 1926, petroleum geologists convened in New York City to discuss Wegener's radical idea, where it was met with outrage and skepticism: "If we are to believe Wegener's hypothesis we must forget everything which has been learned in the last seventy years and start all over again," one attendee said. Forty years later, a new generation did exactly that. The Revolution of Drift, the second part of Powell's narrative, showed us how the ground on which we walk moves. Throughout geologic time, meteorites have incessantly bombarded everything in the solar system. Far from serene and predictable, the planets are ruled by random violence on an unimaginable scale. Once a mountain-sized meteorite flew through space, struck the Earth, killed the dinosaurs and two-thirds of all species, and spared the small hamster-sized creature that happened to be our ancestor. The chance of that happening again is essentially zero. So, the final revolution in Powell's history of a golden century of geology is the Revolution of Chance. Simply put, this revolution in thought has transformed our understanding of how lucky we really are. If we can learn so much from considering no more than the rocks beneath our feet, what will we learn when we begin walking on other planets? Mysteries of Terra Firma is both charming in its story-telling and staggering in its implications. Discovering the ground on which we stand is a fascinating journey into our past- and our future
Dead pool : Lake Powell, global warming, and the future of water in the west by James Lawrence Powell ( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Dead Pool," featuring rarely seen historical photographs, explains why America built the dam that made Lake Powell and others like it and then allowed its citizens to become dependent on their benefits, which were always temporary
Grand Canyon : solving Earth's grandest puzzle by James Lawrence Powell ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the centre of the American West lies one of the greatest natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon. How it came about has for centuries been clouded in mystery. Only in the last few years has a consensus begun to emerge and now, James Laurence Powell tells the story of how the mystery was solved
Strontium isotope geology by Gunter Faure ( Book )
12 editions published in 1972 in English and German and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pathways to leadership : how to achieve and sustain success by James Lawrence Powell ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For those who aspire to the position of CEO, the author details the search interview process from the perspective of the candidate, explains how to maximize the chances of getting a job offer, and offers sensible suggestions for salary negotiations. And for those already in a leadership role, Powell surveys several crucial administrative skills - including time management, making meetings productive, the art of delegation, and control and use of technology. He illuminates the often difficult task of building a successful team and describes how to employ the best aspects of Total Quality Management. Powell describes how to select qualified personnel and evaluate senior staff members in order to achieve maximum potential from staff. Also, he outlines the steps necessary for gaining and maintaining financial stability
Night comes to the Cretaceous : comets, craters, controversy, and the last days of the dinosaurs by James Lawrence Powell ( Book )
2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mysteries of terra firma : the age and evolution of the world by James Lawrence Powell ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes three geologic revolutions that have transformed our knowledge about the planet: the measurement of geologic time, the discovery of plate tectonics, and the recognition of the role of chance in Earth's evolution
Four revolutions in the earth sciences from heresy to truth by James Lawrence Powell ( )
4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Over the course of the twentieth century, scientists came to accept four counterintuitive yet fundamental facts about the Earth: deep time, continental drift, meteorite impact, and global warming. When first suggested, each proposition violated scientific orthodoxy and was quickly denounced as scientific—and sometimes religious—heresy. Nevertheless, after decades of rejection, scientists and many in the public grew to acknowledge the truth of each theory. The stories behind these four discoveries reflect more than the fascinating push and pull of scientific work. They reveal the provocative
The Cyclical Behavior of Industrial Labor Markets a Comparison of the Pre-War and Post-War Eras by Ben Bernanke ( )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper studies the cyclical behavior of a number of industrial labor markets of the pre-war (1923-1939) and post-war (1954-1982) eras. In the spirit of Burns and Mitchell we do not test a specific structural model of the labor market but instead concentrate on describing the qualitative features of the (monthly, industry-level) data.The two principal questions we ask are: First, how is labor input (as measured by the number of workers, the hours of work, and the intensity of utilization) varied over the cycle ? Second, what is the cyclical behaviorof labor compensation (as measured by real wages, product wages, and real weekly earnings) ? We study these questions in both the frequency domain and the time domain. Many of our findings simply reinforce, or perhaps refine, existing perceptions of cyclical labor market behavior. However, we do find some interesting differences between the pre-war and the post-war periods in ther elative use of layoffs and short hours in downturns, and in the cyclical behavior of the real wage
The Church's care for little children: : the second charge to the clergy of the Diocese of New Jersey, at the opening of the annual convention, in Trinity Church, Newark, May 25, 1836; by George Washington Doane ( Book )
1 edition published in 1836 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Absorption of [gamma]-rays by W. S Snyder ( )
3 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the evaluation of experiments on gamma ray attenuation and in the general problem of shield design it is necessary to have accurate knowledge of absorption coefficients as a function of gamma ray energy and of atomic number. Even a cursory examination of the literature reveals surprisingly large discrepancies among the values quoted by various authors, differences of five or ten percent of the total coefficient being not uncommon. An attempt is made here to compile a table of coefficients which is representative of the best experimental data available at the present time, and to give an estimate of the accuracy of the values given. Except for a quite limited range of the variables involved, it has been found that theoretical formulae, as given in standard textbooks, cannot in general be relied upon to give the absorption coefficients with an accuracy of five percent. This seems to be attributable, in most cases, to various approximations which enter the theoretical calculations of cross sections for photoelectric absorption and for pair production
Nonlinear statistical modeling : proceedings of the thirteenth International Symposium in Economic Theory and Econometrics : essays in honor of Takeshi Amemiya by International Symposium in Economic Theory and Econometrics ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This collection brings together important contributions by leading econometricians on (i) parametric approaches to qualitative and sample selection models, (ii) nonparametric and semiparametric approaches to qualitative and sample selection models, and (iii) nonlinear estimation of cross-sectional and time series models. The advances achieved here can have important bearing on the choice of methods and analytical techniques in applied research. The collection is dedicated to Professor Takeshi Amemiya in honor of his path-breaking contributions to econometrics and statistics."--BOOK JACKET
Summary and conclusions of [a] study of the South African mohair industry for the Mohair Council of America by Armer F Earwood ( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Absorption of [gamma]-rays by W. S Snyder ( )
2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An appeal to parents for female education on Christian principles with a prospectus of St. Mary's Hall, Green Bank, Burlington, New Jersey by George Washington Doane ( Book )
4 editions published in 1837 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The missionary argument: by George Washington Doane ( Book )
1 edition published in 1835 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Lawrence Powell, James 1936-
Pauell, Dž 1936-
Powell, J. L.
Powell, J. L. 1936-
Powell, J. L. (James Lawrence), 1936-
Powell, James L.
Powell, James L. 1936-
Powell, James L. (James Lawrence), 1936-
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