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iUniverse Review: “Thus have I heard”

iUniverse review today takes you on a tour of the British Library, 1 of the 2 biggest libraries in the world, alongside The US Library of Congress.

The Diamond Sutra

The Diamond Sutra

The title above refers to the most common first words of Buddhist texts and the context here is that amongst the treasures housed in the British Library is the Diamond Sutra, which is the earliest example of block printing that bears an actual date. The colophon, at the inner end, reads: made for universal distribution by Wang Jie on behalf of his parents on the 15th of the 4th moon of the 9th year of Xiantong, 11th May 868, approximately 587 years before the Gutenberg Bible was first printed.

The extant copy is a scroll, approximately 16 feet long. It was discovered in 1907 by the archaeologist Sir Marc Aurel Stein and then purchased from the walled-up “Caves of the 1000 Buddhas”, which can be found at Dunhuang, northwest China.

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iUniverse author Loretta Jean Everhart

iUniverse Math Vitamins

Great reviews for iUniverse self-published author Loretta Jean Everhart

iUniverse blog has found yet another one of its self-published books that is a winner amongst the critics and reviewers,”Math Vitamins: Daily Dose for Students Learning How to Solve Word Problems” by Loretta Jean Everhart

The renowned BlueInk Review gives the book its top rating red star:

”Math Vitamins: Daily Dose for Students Learning How to Solve Word Problems” by Loretta Jean Everhart

“Loretta Jean Everhart knows math instruction—and children. She believes students are more motivated to learn when math instruction is not isolated, but instead connected to other subjects and the real world. Math Vitamins, an 8.5 x 11- inch handbook for parents and teachers, is based on her 30-plus years of teaching math in elementary schools. The book contains easily read foundational information and presents a task-analyzed approach to solving word problems.

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Mexico City A Curious Traveler Guide

According to the overview of “Mexico City: An Opinionated Guide for the Curious Traveler” by iUniverse published author Jim Johnston, Mexico City can overwhelm even the most adventurous visitor. Thankfully, “Mexico City: An Opinionated Guide for the Curious Traveler” gives you a thorough, guiding hand to make your stay outstanding. Written by Jim Johnston, a longtime resident who knows the city inside and out, this travel guide delivers detailed walking tours of the city that include the most popular tourist spots and the lesser-known areas. Johnston knows where to stay, what to do, and where to eat: everything from authentic market food to sophisticated Mexican cuisine.

“Mexico City: An Opinionated Guide for the Curious Traveler” received four stars from Clarion Review which earns it a place in the iUniverse Book Reviews website. “Mexico City: An Opinionated Guide for the Curious Traveler” is available at the iUniverse Bookstore.

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Operation Tiger

G. L. Eaves, iUniverse published author of “Operation Tiger”, says this about his book in the overview in the iUniverse Bookstore:

“Aaron Haberman is having the best day of his life. After his sixth-grade teacher assigns his crush Kristin Kramer to his project group, he can hardly believe his luck. This is the moment he has been waiting for since fourth grade. Unfortunately, he has no clue how to even talk to her. Aaron is a regular kid who likes basketball, goofing around with friends, and avoiding homework, but the idea of approaching Kristin, a cute and competitive soccer player, is scary—like trying to play a video game without any thumbs. All Aaron needs now is a good plan. Everyone is ready and willing to step in and give him advice—whether he asks for it or not—and it is not long before Aaron’s attempts to win Kristin’s heart are unexpectedly halted by outside forces. As Aaron experiences one hilarious disaster after another, he is about to discover that being a secret admirer a lot harder than he ever could have imagined.”

“Operation Tiger” received four stars from the Clarion Review. This has earned it a place in the iUniverse Book Reviews website. “Operation Tiger” is available at the iUniverse Bookstore.

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A Personal Journey into the Quantum World

Here is what several book reviewers had to say about “A Personal Journey into the Quantum World: God’s Silent World”, by iUniverse published author Jean Paul Corriveau:

“Jean Paul Corriveau’s “A Personal Journey into the Quantum World” is an ambitious examination of a number of scientific ideas. The book is intelligent and well written and a prodigious accomplishment.”
—BlueInk Review

“Through a précis of basic physics and quantum physics, Jean Paul Corriveau’s “A Personal Journey into the Quantum World” presents his own unified theory. Many of the ideas he presents are original and exciting.”
—Clarion Review

“Equal parts physics and philosophy, Corriveau’s text aims at demystifying the theories of quantum reality and relativity. It makes for a varied and enjoyable read that will likely provoke much thought and discussion and delight readers.”
—Kirkus Review

“A Personal Journey into the Quantum World: God’s Silent World” was awarded four stars by the Clarion Book Review. This earns it a place in the iUniverse Book Reviews website. “A Personal Journey into the Quantum World: God’s Silent World” is available at the iUniverse Bookstore.

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