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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 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.
“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.
“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.”
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“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.