By Richard Rhodes
During this tremendous and gripping scientific detective tale. Richard Rhodes follows virus hunters on 3 continents as they music the emergence of a perilous new mind sickness that first kills cannibals in New Guinea, then livestock and teens in Britain and France -- and that has already been traced to nutrients animals within the usa. In a brand new Afterword for the paperback, Rhodes experiences the most recent U.S. and around the world advancements of a burgeoning international danger.
By George M. Phillips
This ebook is meant if you happen to love arithmetic, together with less than graduate scholars of arithmetic, more matured scholars, and the immense variety of amateurs, within the literal feel of these who do whatever for the affection of it. i'm hoping it is going to even be an invaluable resource of fabric should you educate arithmetic. it's a choice of loosely attached themes in parts of arithmetic that quite curiosity me, ranging over the 2 millennia from the paintings of Archimedes, who died within the yr 212 Be, to the Werke of Gauss, who used to be born in 1777, even supposing there are a few references outdoors this era. In view of its identify, i need to emphasize that this publication is unquestionably now not pretending to be a complete heritage of the math of this era, or perhaps a entire account of the subjects mentioned. even though, each bankruptcy is written with the historical past of its subject in brain. it really is attention-grabbing, for instance, to persist with how either Napier and Briggs developed their log arithms ahead of a few of the so much suitable mathematical rules were stumbled on. Do i actually suggest "discovered"? there's an previous query, "Is arithmetic created or discovered?" occasionally it sort of feels a disgrace to not use the note "create" in compliment of the 1st mathematician to put in writing a few awesome end result. but the internal concord that sings out from the easiest of arithmetic turns out to call for the notice "discover.
By Richard Dawkins
20 years after its unique ebook, The Blind Watchmaker, framed with a brand new advent via the writer, is as prescient and well timed a publication as ever. The watchmaker belongs to the eighteenth-century theologian William Paley, who argued that simply as an eye is simply too complex and useful to have sprung into life accidentally, so too needs to all dwelling issues, with their a ways higher complexity, be purposefully designed. Charles Darwin's impressive discovery challenged the creationist arguments; yet in basic terms Richard Dawkins can have written this stylish riposte. ordinary selection--the subconscious, automated, blind, but primarily nonrandom approach Darwin discovered--is the blind watchmaker in nature.
By Bruce A. Schumm
An invaluable medical thought, claimed Einstein, has to be explicable to any clever individual. In Deep Down Things, experimental particle physicist Bruce Schumm has taken this dictum to middle, supplying in transparent, undemanding prose an elucidation of the normal version of particle physics—a idea that stands as one of many crowning achievements of twentieth-century technological know-how. during this exceptional e-book, the paintings of some of the earlier century's so much extraordinary physicists, together with Einstein, Schrodinger, Heisenberg, Dirac, Feynman, Gell-Mann, and Weinberg, is knit jointly in an intensive and obtainable exposition of the progressive notions that underlie our present view of the basic nature of the actual international. Schumm, who has spent a lot of his lifestyles emmersed within the subatomic global, is going a ways past an insignificant presentation of the "building blocks" of subject, bringing to lifestyles the outstanding connection among the ivory tower international of the summary mathematician and the day by day, life-enabling houses of the wildlife. Schumm leaves us with an perception into the profound open questions of particle physics, surroundings the degree for realizing the development the sphere is poised to make over the subsequent decade or two.
Introducing readers to the realm of particle physics, Deep Down Things opens new geographical regions during which are many clues to unraveling the mysteries of the universe.
By Lawrence M. Principe
The 16th and 17th centuries witnessed such fervent investigations of the wildlife that the interval has been referred to as the "Scientific Revolution." New principles and discoveries not just redefined what people believed, knew, and will do, but additionally compelled them to redefine themselves with recognize to the unusual new worlds printed by way of ships and scalpels, telescopes and microscopes, experimentation and contemplation. Explanatory structures have been made, discarded, and remade through the various best-known names within the complete background of science--Copernicus, Galileo, Newton--and through many others much less famous yet no less significant.
In this Very brief advent Lawrence M. Principe explores the interesting advancements within the sciences of the celebrities (astronomy, astrology, and cosmology), the sciences of earth (geography, geology, hydraulics, pneumatics), the sciences of topic and movement (alchemy, chemistry, kinematics, physics), the sciences of lifestyles (medicine, anatomy, biology, zoology), and masses extra. the tale is informed from the point of view of the ancient characters themselves, emphasizing their history, context, reasoning, and motivations, and dispelling well-worn myths concerning the background of technological know-how.
By Paul A. Tipler, Gene Mosca
The 6th version of Physics for Scientists and Engineers offers a very built-in textual content and media answer that would aid scholars study such a lot successfully and should permit professors to customise their study rooms so they train such a lot successfully. The textual content features a new strategic problem-solving strategy, an built-in Math instructional, and new instruments to enhance conceptual understanding. To simplify the evaluate and use of the textual content, Physics for Scientists and Engineers is to be had in those versions:
Volume 1 Mechanics/Oscillations and Waves/Thermodynamics (Chapters 1–20, R) 1-4292-0132-0
Volume 2 Electricity and Magnetism/Light (Chapters 21–33) 1-4292-0133-9
Volume three Elementary sleek Physics (Chapters 34–41) 1-4292-0134-7
Standard model (Chapters 1-33, R) 1-4292-0124-X
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By Robert E. Krebs, Carolyn A. Krebs
This reference paintings describes the trial-and-error experiments, discoveries, and innovations of early people who lived from sooner than recorded historical past to the center a while. Krebs travels in the course of the old sessions of Egypt, China, and Mesoamerica, to the classical Greek and Roman classes, and eventually to the Christian period, offering scholars with the hyperlink among technology and historical past, whereas revealing information regarding many cultures around the globe. every one access offers the who, while, and the place of every discovery, invention, or test. Entries comprise calendars, gunpowder, anesthesia, birth control, spontaneous new release, the Arctic Circle, language, and tides.
Part of the Groundbreaking Experiments, innovations, and Discoveries throughout the a long time sequence, this ebook offers readers with an in depth glance early humans' relation to global round them and the clinical developments they made. will probably be worthwhile to highschool and faculty scholars, academics, and most of the people attracted to the background and technological know-how at the back of old civilizations.
By David S. Newcombe (auth.), Dwight R. Robinson (eds.)
Gout: easy technological know-how and medical perform is a completely researched finished textual content which covers all vital features of gout, together with its genetics, pathophysiology, analysis, and management.
Gout is among the commonest rheumatic disorder after osteoarthritis and is turning into extra universal with the superiority of the metabolic syndrome within the US, and in lots of different international locations. merely approximately 10% of sufferers with gout are handled via rheumatologists and this usually ends up in insufficient analysis and remedy quite often scientific perform.
Written through a professional within the box this publication is effective reference for rheumatologists and others within the scientific occupation who're drawn to realizing and handling this significant illness.
By Andrew Thomas
You by no means knew theoretical physics might be so uncomplicated!
What is time? Why does time exist? Why can't we consider the long run? From Aristotle to Einstein, the secret of time has questioned philosophers and physicists down the a while.
Enjoy a desirable detective tale to unravel the secret of time - yet organize to be surprised by means of the twist on the finish of the story!