Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Made In Heaven Review and Facebook Party Reminder

Made in Heaven

This months Moms of MasterBooks book was Made In Heaven. Below is my review about the book as well as further details about this months Facebook party.

A moms review:
Ever wonder where all those super awesome ideas for the things we use everyday come from? Well of course scientists or inventors create them...but where do they get the ideas from? Well this 77 page, hardback, beautifully illustrated book has all of the answers. Those amazing things like Velcro, painless needles, Kevlar, air conditioning, etc are indeed manufactured by man but the IDEAS come from God's amazing designs in nature.

"God's design = Man's interpretation."

As you know I love my camera so I found the section on the "Human Eye - A Better Camera Lens" to be fascinating. Did you know that engineers fabricated a sensor array capable of 256 detectors. This is a small step in the right direction to maximizing a camera's field of view. How cool is that?

Another section we really enjoyed was the part about "Mosquitos Studied For Painless Needles."  I must say after reading this I'm actually am thankful for those pesky little flying creatures. You see my husband is diabetic and well that means lots of needles. Researchers in Japan are studying these little bloodsuckers to find ways to make needles more comfortable...isn't that AWESOME news!!!

The kids loved the section on "Stronger Than Kevlar - Spider-Web Strong." Thanks to the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" specifically the Malagasy spider (who has the strongest spider silk) scientist are working to invent tougher materials (stronger than Kevlar created in 1965). Stronger materials means better bullet proof vests, etc.

Spider silk = 253,816 PSI 

Table of Contents:
  • Swim Like a Fish: Copying Shark Scales
  • Body Armor of the Future – Strength of Fish Scales
  • Stronger Than Kevlar – Spider-Web Strong
  • Pinecone Fashion Coming Soon to a Mall Near You?
  • Cleaning Like a Lotus Leaf
  • Robosquids and Jet Propulsion
  • Mantis Shrimp Eye Improves Next Wave of Entertainment Technology
  • Butterflies Prevent Counterfeit Currency?
  • Human Eye – A Better Camera Lens 
  • Computer Virus Software Looks to Human Immune System
  • The Human Brain Inspires Faster Computer Chips
  • Anti-Lasers Learn from Bird Feathers
  • Decoding the Bombardier Beetle
  • Mosquitoes Studied for Painless Needles
  • Listen Like a Fly on aWall
  • Healing Power of the Bpody Inspries Self-Healing Materials
  • Mussels the Strong Muscle-Sticking Power
  • Velcro Imagined in the Woods, Re-imagined in the Lab
  • Wasp Ness and Papermaking
  • Cat Eyes That Save Lives
  • Gecko Feet help Robots Go Virtual
  • Why Fish are Faster
  • Fins for Fans
  • Termites and Air-Conditioned Buildings
  • Broken Bones, Healing and Eiffel Tower
  • Wipers, Eyes and Controversy
  • Kingfishers Break Sonic Boom for Trains
  • Worms at the Center of Tunnel Safety
  • Moth’s Eye Inspires New Solar Cells
  • The Astonishing L:eaf and Power Supplies
  • Mathematics, Sunflowers, and Catching Some Rays

This book is great for children of all ages (my 5 and 7 yr old loved it) and adults too. It is a great book for homeschools, Sunday school and family devotions!!!

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Check out this video to see how amazing this book is:

More about the DVD:
Science shamelessly steals from God’s creation, yet refuses to give God the glory!

  • How the glow of a cat’s eyes innovates road reflectors
  • The naturally sticky inspirations for Velcro and barbed wire
  • A fly’s ear, the lizard’s foot, the moth’s eye, and other natural examples are inspiring improvements and new technologies in our lives

Engineers and inventors have long examined God’s creation to understand and copy complex, proven mechanics of design in the science known as biomimicry. Much of this inspiration is increasingly drawn from amazing aspects of nature, including insects to plants to man in search of wisdom and insight. We are surrounded daily by scientific advancements that have become everyday items, simply because man is copying from God’s incredible creation, without acknowledging the Creator.

a Book & a Bite: Facebook Party

What: Mom's of Master Books Facebook Party

When: March 21, 2013 at 9pm EST

Why: To discuss great books, fellowship with other moms and win great prizes. Prizes include Made in Heaven, a copy of The Defender's Guide for Life's Toughest Questions {new release from NLPG} and $25 gift certificate. As well as some goodies from the bite sponsor, Devo Oil.

If you are unfamiliar with how to attend a Facebook party see the graphic below. Remember the party is on the Master Books Facebook page. And don't worry if you still don't understand how to join the party, several of the Moms of Master Books will be there to offer guidance and support. Just show up at the Master Books Facebook page and we will walk you through it!**

Where to buy:
You can purchase the Made In Heaven for $15.99 at New Leaf Publishing. You can also get the book on Amazon for $10.87 (current sale price).

*Disclaimer - I received a copy of Made in Heaven in return for this post. I was not compensated for my reviews and all opinions are our own! Many of the links found on my side bars and in my blog posts are affiliate links. As a result, I might get paid money and I will most likely spend the money on homeschool supplies.

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