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Science In 100 Key Breakthroughs

Author : Paul Parsons
ISBN : 9781780878003
Genre : Science
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Science in 100 Key Breakthroughs presents a series of clear and concise essays that explain the fundamentals of some of the most exciting and important science concepts you really need to know. Paul Parsons profiles the important, ground-breaking, and front-of-mind scientific discoveries that have had a profound influence on our way of life and will grow in importance with our advancing understanding. In 100 sections, this book provides an overview of the history of Western science, from astronomy and physics to geology, biology and psychology and everything in between. Starting with the origins of counting more than 35,000 years ago, Science in 100 Key Breakthroughs tells a rich and fascinating story of discovery, invention, gradual progress and inspired leaps of the imagination. Many key concepts and discoveries are defined and discussed including: The circumference of the Earth, Chaos theory, Algebra, Relativity, Newton's Principia, Brownian motion, Pi, Wave/particle duality, Germ theory, The computer, X-rays, The double helix, Viruses, The human genome. Readable, informative and thought-provoking, this is the ideal introduction to cutting-edge science and the essential overview for anyone who wants to learn more about these often daunting but increasingly essential subjects.

Math In 100 Key Breakthroughs

Author : Richard Elwes
ISBN : 1623650542
Genre : Mathematics
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Richard Elwes is a writer, teacher and researcher in Mathematics, visiting fellow at the University of Leeds, and contributor to numerous popular science magazines. He is a committed and recognized popularizer of mathematics. Of Elwes, Sonder Books 2011 Standouts said, "Dr. Elwes is brilliant at giving the reader the broad perspective, with enough details to fascinate, rather than confuse." Math in 100 Key Breakthroughs offers a series of short, clear-eyed essays explaining the fundamentals of the mathematical concepts everyone should know. Professor Richard Elwes profiles the most important, groundbreaking, and astonishing discoveries, which together have profoundly influenced our understanding of the universe. From the origins of counting--traced back to more than 35,000 years ago--to such contemporary breakthroughs as Wiles' Proof of Fermat's Last Theorem and Cook & Woolfram's Rule 110, this compulsively readable book tells the story of discovery, invention, and inspiration that have led to humankind's most important mathematical achievements.

100 Greatest Science Discoveries Of All Time

Author : Kendall Haven
ISBN : 1591582652
Genre : Science
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Introduces one hundred discoveries that changed science, including information on who discovered it, how it was discovered, and what makes it one of the one hundred greatest scientific breakthroughs.

Decoding Anorexia

Author : Carrie Arnold
ISBN : 9780415898676
Genre : PSYCHOLOGY
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Decoding Anorexia is the first and only book to explain anorexia nervosa from a biological point of view. Its clear, user-friendly descriptions of the genetics and neuroscience behind the disorder is paired with first person descriptions and personal narratives of what biological differences mean to sufferers. Author Carrie Arnold, a trained scientist, science writer, and past sufferer of anorexia, speaks with clinicians, researchers, parents, other family members, and sufferers about the factors that make one vulnerable to anorexia, the neurochemistry behind the call of starvation, and why it's so hard to leave anorexia behind. She also addresses: • How environment is still important and influences behaviors • The characteristics of people at high risk for developing anorexia nervosa • Why anorexics find starvation “rewarding” • Why denial is such a salient feature, and how sufferers can overcome it Carrie also includes interviews with key figures in the field who explain their work and how it contributes to our understanding of anorexia. Long thought to be a psychosocial disease of fickle teens, this book alters the way anorexia is understood and treated and gives patients, their doctors, and their family members hope.

Women In Science

Author : Rachel Ignotofsky
ISBN : 9781526360632
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A gloriously illustrated celebration of trailblazing women. Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, from both the ancient and modern worlds. The book also contains fascinating infographics and an illustrated scientific glossary. The extraordinary women profiled include well-known figures like the physicist and chemist Marie Curie, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Women in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists and beyond ...

Physics

Author : Tom Jackson
ISBN : 098532306X
Genre : Science
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In the fourth book in the successful Ponderable series, here is the essential guide to physics, an authoritative reference book and timeline that examines the foundations upon which all scientific knowledge rests. Without physics, everything else- from astronomy to zoology- would be a meaningless conjecture. Follow physics through the ages as great scientists, such as Thales, Galilio, Feynman, and many others, gradually unpick the fabric of the universe to reveal an array of fundmental forces, intangible particles and indestructible energy. Today, physics discoveries made headline news as we confirm the fresh mysteries of the Higg boson, supersymmetry, and dark energy.

The New Science Of Learning

Author : Terry Doyle
ISBN : 9781620360095
Genre : Education
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Explains the latest neurological research in the science of learning, stressing the brain's need for sleep, exercise, and focused attention in its processing of new information and creation of memories.

100 Steps For Science

Author : Lisa Jane Gillespie
ISBN : 1847808433
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Plunge into the world of science and learn about humankind’s ten most important discoveries, including stars, wheels, numbers, light, medicine, sound, atoms, materials, energy and life. See how early scientific observations made by ancient civilizations went on to shape our world today, and learn how technology evolved over time in ten breakthrough moments for each of the ten key discoveries. From the invention of the wheel, which was adapted over thousands of years to power the powerful modern engines of the modern age, learn how simple steps in science led to giant leaps for mankind.

Serendipity

Author : Royston M. Roberts
ISBN : UOM:39015021488674
Genre : Science
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Recounts the stories of various inventions, theories, and discoveries in chemistry, physics, archaeology, astronomy, and medicine

Smart World

Author : Richard Ogle
ISBN : 1591394171
Genre : Business & Economics
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Our ideas about creativity, and particularly the most important kind--what Richard Ogle calls "breakthrough creativity"--are governed by a long-standing and deep-seated myth: "the mind inside the head." From ancient times, philosphers of mind have held that important ideas and insights come from the individual brains of geniuses with awesome rational powers, whose minds seem to function on a higher plane than those of normal folk.In recent years, however, as advances in cognitive science and network science have highlighted the importance of the external world, the social, cultural, and economic context in which ideas are generated, a classic paradigm shift has occurred. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has posited the idea of the "extended mind," radically suggesting that the source of creativity lies not inside of our heads and brains, but outside them, in the connections between people and ideas. There has also been a concurrent, growing recognition of the role that imagination and intuition play in scientific breakthroughs, where in earlier times it was thought that superior rational thinking and logic were responsible for such advances. In The Mind Out There, Richard Ogle describes this paradigm shift and crystallizes its nature and implications for the first time. He argues that developments in the study of cognitive science, network science, and complexity, now allow us to see and understand how breakthrough ideas happen in a much clearer way, offering the beginnings of "a new science of ideas."The key to this science resides in what the author calls "idea-spaces," a set of nodes in a network of people (and their ideas) that cohere and take on a distinctive set of characteristics anddynamics leading to the generation of breakthrough ideas. These spaces are

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