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Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century
Visions
How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century
Paperback      ISBN: 0385484992
The physicist-author of the best-selling Hyperspace explores how three scientific advances of the twentieth-century--quantum mechanics, biogenetics, and artificial intelligence--will permanently change humankind's relationship to nature. Reprint. K.
How Many Moons Does the Earth Have?: The Ultimate Science Quiz Book
How Many Moons Does the Earth Have?
The Ultimate Science Quiz Book
Paperback      ISBN: 1848319282
The mind-bending quiz book that every science geek needs in their Christmas stocking
What Einstein Told His Barber: More Scientific Answers to Everyday Questions
What Einstein Told His Barber
More Scientific Answers to Everyday Questions
Paperback      ISBN: 0440508797
Organized in a questionandanswer format, the sequel to What Einstein Didn't Know sheds new light on the scientific principles and ideas of everyday life, from what make colors fade in sunlight to what happens to the rubber from wornout tires, accompanied by a glossary of modern scientific buzz words. Original.
The Science Magpie: Fascinating Facts, Stories, Poems, Diagrams, and Jokes Plucked from Science
The Science Magpie
Fascinating Facts, Stories, Poems, Diagrams, and Jokes Plucked from Science
Paperback      ISBN: 1848315996
"Simon Flynn's cornucopia of curious facts, anecdotes, and quotations . . . is sure to entertain and surprise."?New Scientist From the Large Hadron Collider rap to the sins of Isaac Newton, The Science Magpie is a compelling collection of scientific curiosities. Expand your knowledge as you view the history of the Earth on the face of a clock, tremble at the power of the Richter scale, and learn how to measure the speed of light. Simon Flynn was the publisher at icon Books for many years and is now a qualified science teacher. He has degrees in chemistry and philosophy.
The Science of Superheroes and Space Warriors: Lightsabers, Batmobiles, Kryptonite, and More!
The Science of Superheroes and Space Warriors
Lightsabers, Batmobiles, Kryptonite, and More!
Paperback      ISBN: 1492603171
Meet the biggest superheroes and villains...and find out if you have what it takes to be one Before you can start vanquishing bad guys, it's important to be schooled in saving the world. Packed with quizzes, sidebars, trivia, and more, this sensational book reveals the science behind your favorite superheroes and supervillains and their ultracool devices and weapons, as well as other awesome technologies from the science-fiction realm. Discover: ? Ten Star Trek technologies that actually came true ? Whether Superman would win against Harry Potter ? How new liquid body armor can make us superhuman...and more!
The Secret Language of Anatomy: An Illustrated Guide to the Origins of Anatomical Terms
The Secret Language of Anatomy
An Illustrated Guide to the Origins of Anatomical Terms
Hardcover      ISBN: 1623172454
A strikingly illustrated key to decoding anatomical terminology, with 150 terms for body parts that derive from animals, plants, objects, and more An initiation into the mysterious subject of anatomical terminology, this book reveals the body's secret language by explaining the close relationship between human organs and structures and the evocative names given to them by anatomists. Beautifully crafted images illustrate 150 terms derived from the animal, food, place, plant, symbol, or other object that the body structure or function clearly resembles. Complete with a guide to prefixes and suffixes, this book decodes patterns in the naming of parts throughout the human body and makes anatomical terms more memorable for medical students and practitioners. In addition to professionals, anyone interested in the history of anatomy, the structure and function of the human body, medical etymology, and the history of language will be fascinating by this engrossing, accessible, and informative book.
Know-It-All Biology: The 50 Most Elemental Concepts in Biology, Each Explained in Under a Minute
Know-It-All Biology
The 50 Most Elemental Concepts in Biology, Each Explained in Under a Minute
Paperback      ISBN: 1577151593
The Know-It-All series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand. Each title selects a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Each idea, no matter how complex, is explained in 300 words and one picture, all digestible in under a minute. Know-It-All Biology tackles the vital science of life, dissecting the 50 most thought-provoking theories of our ecosystem and ourselves. At a time when discoveries in DNA allow us to feel more connected than ever to the natural world, this is the fastest route to an understanding of the tree of life. Whether you’re dipping into the gene pool, unlocking cells, or conversing on biodiversity, this is all the knowledge you need to bring life to any dinner-party debate.
This Is Improbable Too: Synchronized Cows, Speedy Brain Extractors and More WTF Research
This Is Improbable Too
Synchronized Cows, Speedy Brain Extractors and More WTF Research
Paperback      ISBN: 1780743610
From the author of the hit This Is Improbable, another dose of addictive factual humour.
The Biology Of Transcendence: A Blueprint Of The Human Spirit
The Biology Of Transcendence
A Blueprint Of The Human Spirit
Paperback      ISBN: 1594770166
Joseph Chilton Pearce examines the current biological understanding of our neural organization to address how we can transcend our current evolutionary capacities and limitations. It is the dynamic interaction of the head brain (intellect) and heart brain (intelligence), of biology and spirit, that allows transcendence from one evolutionary place to the next.
The Big Book of Science: Facts, Figures, and Theories to Blow Your Mind
The Big Book of Science
Facts, Figures, and Theories to Blow Your Mind
Hardcover      ISBN: 0785835997
The well-known "a bee in a cathedral" analogy describes the size of an atom and its nucleus in understandable terms. The analogy goes that if an atom were expanded to the size of a cathedral, the nucleus would be only about the size of a bee. The Big Book of Science uses analogies to demonstrate 100 basic scientific truths and principles in new and exciting ways, describing the unbelievably massive, the inconceivably tiny and the unfathomably complex in everyday terms. Readers will be drawn to the book by its combination of intuitive reasoning and a highly visual presentation style. It's bursting with facts, figures, diagrams, charts, and illustrations. Each page helps readers understand fundamental scientific principles and theories by using analogies that describe abstract ideas using everyday objects. Each analogy is explained in direct terms and clearly illustrated. A range of facts and figures -- presented in uniquely accessible "infographics" -- complements the analogies. The book covers a wide array of scientific topics: physics, chemistry, astronomy, biology, earth sciences, anatomy and technology. The analogies include: - If an atomic nucleus expanded to the size of a marble, it would weigh about 100 million tons, or roughly the equivalent of 16 Great Pyramids of Egypt. - It would take a human heart less than 18 days to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool. - The volcanic blast of Mount St. Helens released thermal energy 1,600 times the size of Hiroshima. Krakatoa's 1883 eruption was roughly 13,000 times as powerful as that same bomb. Informative and engaging, The Big Book of Science gives readers a deeper appreciation of the forces and facts that govern the universe and everything in it.