Stephen Holland

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Tsunami Wood from Japan
Tsunami Wood
The Great Wave off Kanagawa, Views of Mt. Fuji, by Hokusai 1829-32 - WIKI -- Softaves Research

Novels -- Currently working on a set of 3 novels related to tsunamis on Vancouver Island. The drafts are written, and I am in the slow process of editing and rewriting.

Tsunami Trilogy 1 -- The Serpent meets the Dragon
I have discovered strong clues that the Sea Serpent art of the First Nations, and the Japanese Dragon art, may have been originally inspired by tsunamis This novel turns the tsunami debris into a story of First Nations culture, Japanese Edo life, Japanese skill training, and the 2011 tsunami. It promotes skill training.

Tsunami Trilogy 2 -- 1700, The Winged Canoe

This is a "you are there" novel about the effects of the 1700 earthquake and tsunami on the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nation on the west coast of Vancouver Island, and the Mowachaht-Muchalat people in Nootka Sound..Many strong villages would have been reduced to barren beaches with mainly men survivors, with a big impact on their economy, culture, art and history. The girl in the novel is a skilled weaver and the man is a canoe-builder and artist.

Tsunami Trilogy 3 -- Disaster Dancing

A novel about the next big earthquake and tsunami on the West Coast. The girl is an artist and Mr. Right is a 15-year-old taking flying lessons to be a float plane pilot. It includes many useful details about how a small neighbourhood can survive and have fun doing it. The story starts around Victoria and ends up in Ucluelet-Tofino. -- "How to survive earthquakes, youth, romance, and other natural disasters, while catching and keeping Mr. Right."

Right brain map left brain mapHidden -- How Your Brain Works
As a teacher of subjects ranging from academic physics to vocational logging, I wanted to learn about why my students had such varied talents. After studying textbooks on the brain, I developed simple diagrams about how the brain works, and brain maps. After putting in on the Internet around 1995, it has proven useful to others, and the material has been used in four university textbooks and in many clinics helping people understand brain injuries.(feedback) A very popular page on the Internet is one on natural brain differences between men and women, and how that can affect their talents, motivations, personality and careers. Lack of respect for such differences can cause much stress in a marriage.

Amateur Seismology
I grew up in California and became fascinated with earthquakes, and have a homemade seismograph.
 Earthquake models
As a volunteer at the Pacific Geoscience Centre near Victoria I made earthquake demonstration models

16 year old studentVocational Education & Flying
I have taught both academic physics and vocational logging programs in high school, along with Flying Clubs from grades 5-12 where students learned to fly at local airports. More than 90% of youth are not "academic" but unfortunately are often treated as "dummies" and 2nd class citizens in schools.
As a result of the logging program success, the Ministry of Education in 1975 asked me to join several other shop teachers to develop the "Career-Preparation" program concept, which is still used in many BC High Schools as a framework for serious teaching of a variety of vocational careers.

Science ideas -- As a physics teacher and amateur astronomer in the past, I have been working on a few radical ideas in physics and astronomy for many years. I just toss these ideas out if anyone may be interested.
Virtual Pair Bonding
 Virtual-pair bonding may explain particle components and decay modes. A muon may be just an electron bonded to a virtual pair, hence a "massive electron." Therefore, Higgs bosons may be just another name for virtual pairs.
Galactic Tectonics --
A Galactic Life Cycle

Suggestions about galaxies that contradict the Big Bang idea.