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Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe

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Simon Singh

Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2005

A half century ago, a shocking Washington Post headline claimed that the world began in five cataclysmic minutes rather than having existed for all time; a skeptical scientist dubbed the maverick theory the Big Bang. In this amazingly comprehensible history of the universe, Simon Singh decodes the mystery behind the Big Bang theory, lading us through the development of one of the most extraordinary, important, and awe-inspiring theories in science.

  

Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet

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Oliver Morton

Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2009

From acclaimed science journalist Oliver Morton comes Eating the Sun , a fascinating, lively, profound look at photosynthesis, nature's greatest miracle. From the physics, chemistry, and cellular biology that make photosynthesis possible, to the quirky and competitive scientists who first discovered the beautifully honed mechanisms of photosynthesis, to the modern energy crisis we face today, Eating the Sun offers a complete biography of the earth through the lens of this common but crucial process.

  

Genius of Britain: The Scientists Who Changed the

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Robert Uhlig

Genius of Britain: The Scientists Who Changed the World

Editura: Collins

Anul aparitiei: 2010

  

Modern Chemistry

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Modern Chemistry

Editura: Holt McDougal

Anul aparitiei: 2006

  

Arkansas Holt Geometry, Test Preparation Workbook:

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Holt Chemistry Problem-Solving Workbook

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Holt Chemistry Problem-Solving Workbook

Editura: Holt McDougal

Anul aparitiei: 2003

  

The Agile Gene: How Nature Turns on Nurture

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Matt Ridley

The Agile Gene: How Nature Turns on Nurture

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2004

Armed with extraordinary new discoveries about our genes, acclaimed science writer Matt Ridley turns his attention to the nature-versus-nurture debate in a thoughtful book about the roots of human behavior. Ridley recounts the hundred years' war between the partisans of nature and nurture to explain how this paradoxical creature, the human being, can be simultaneously free-willed and motivated by instinct and culture. With the decoding of the human genome, we now know that genes not only predetermine the broad structure of the brain, they also absorb formative experiences, react to social cues, and even run memory. They are consequences as well as causes of the will.

  

Evolution's Captain: The Story of the Kidnapping

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Peter Nicholls

Evolution's Captain: The Story of the Kidnapping That Led to Charles Darwin's Voyage Aboard the Beagle

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2004

This is the story of the man without whom the name Charles Darwin might be unknown to us today. That man was Captain Robert FitzRoy, who invited the 22-year-old Darwin to be his companion on board the Beagle .This is the remarkable story of how a misguided decision by Robert FitzRoy, captain of HMS Beagle, precipitated his employment of a young naturalist named Charles Darwin, and how the clash between FitzRoy's fundamentalist views and Darwin's discoveries led to FitzRoy's descent into the abyss.One of the great ironies of history is that the famous journey--wherein Charles Darwin consolidated the earth-rattling 'origin of the species' discoveries--was conceived by another man: Robert FitzRoy. It was FitzRoy who chose Darwin for the journey--not because of Darwin's scientific expertise, but because he seemed a suitable companion to help FitzRoy fight back the mental illness that had plagued his family for generations. Darwin did not give FitzRoy solace; indeed, the clash between the two men's opposing views, together with the ramifications of Darwin's revelations, provided FitzRoy with the final unendurable torment that forced him to end his own life. ...

  

Microbiology Coloring Book

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Alcamo, I. Edward Alcamo, Lawrence M. Elson

Microbiology Coloring Book

Editura: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company

Anul aparitiei: 1997

This microbiology atlas asks the reader to colour a series of figures that convey microbiological principles. It reviews all areas pertinent to a microbiology course in a concentrated format.

  

Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the

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Lisa Randall

Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2006

The universe has many secrets. It may hide additional dimensions of space other than the familier three we recognize. There might even be another universe adjacent to ours, invisible and unattainable . . . for now. Warped Passages is a brilliantly readable and altogether exhilarating journey that tracks the arc of discovery from early twentieth-century physics to the razor's edge of modern scientific theory. One of the world's leading theoretical physicists, Lisa Randall provides astonishing scientific possibilities that, until recently, were restricted to the realm of science fiction. Unraveling the twisted threads of the most current debates on relativity, quantum mechanics, and gravity, she explores some of the most fundamental questions posed by Nature—taking us into the warped, hidden dimensions underpinning the universe we live in, demystifying the science of the myriad worlds that may exist just beyond our own.

  

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

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Janine M. Benyus

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2002

This profound and accessible book details how science is studying nature's best ideas to solve our toughest 21st-century problems. If chaos theory transformed our view of the universe, biomimicry is transforming our life on Earth. Biomimicry is innovation inspired by nature - taking advantage of evolution's 3.8 billion years of R&D since the first bacteria. Biomimics study nature's best ideas: photosynthesis, brain power, and shells - and adapt them for human use. They are revolutionising how we invent, compute, heal ourselves, harness energy, repair the environment, and feed the world. Science writer and lecturer Janine Benyus names and explains this phenomenon. She takes us into the lab and out in the field with cutting-edge researchers as they stir vats of proteins to unleash their computing power; analyse how electrons zipping around a leaf cell convert sunlight into fuel in trillionths of a second; discover miracle drugs by watching what chimps eat when they're sick; study the hardy prairie as a model for low-maintenance agriculture; and more.

  

Coming of Age in the Milky Way

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Timothy Ferris

Coming of Age in the Milky Way

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2003

From the second-century celestial models of Ptolemy to modern-day research institutes and quantum theory, this classic book offers a breathtaking tour of astronomy and the brilliant, eccentric personalities who have shaped it. From the first time mankind had an inkling of the vast space that surrounds us, those who study the universe have had to struggle against political and religious preconceptions. They have included some of the most charismatic, courageous, and idiosyncratic thinkers of all time. In Coming of Age in the Milky Way, Timothy Ferris uses his unique blend of rigorous research and captivating narrative skill to draw us into the lives and minds of these extraordinary figures, creating a landmark work of scientific history.

  

The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human

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Matt Ridley

The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2003

Referring to Lewis Carroll's Red Queen from Through the Looking-Glass , a character who has to keep running to stay in the same place, Matt Ridley demonstrates why sex is humanity's best strategy for outwitting its constantly mutating internal predators. The Red Queen answers dozens of other riddles of human nature and culture -- including why men propose marriage, the method behind our maddening notions of beauty, and the disquieting fact that a woman is more likely to conceive a child by an adulterous lover than by her husband. Brilliantly written, The Red Queen offers an extraordinary new way of interpreting the human condition and how it has evolved.

  

Long for This World: The Strange Science of

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Jonathan Weiner

Long for This World: The Strange Science of Immortality

Editura: Ecco

Anul aparitiei: 2010

In this fast-paced, sure-to-astonish scientific adventure, a Pulitzer Prize-winning popular science writer asks, Has the long-sought secret of eternal youth at last been found?

  

The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the

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Timothy Ferris

The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the Laws of Nature

Editura: Harper

Anul aparitiei: 2010

From the author of the acclaimed "Coming of Age in the Milky Way" comes a brilliant chronicle of how science sparked the spread of liberal democracy across the modern world.

  

The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the

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Timothy Ferris

The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the Laws of Nature

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2011

In his most powerful book to date, award-winning author TimothyFerris makes a passionate case for scienceas the inspiration behind the rise of liberalismand democracy. Ferris showshow science was integral to the AmericanRevolution but misinterpreted inthe French Revolution; reflects on thehistory of liberalism, stressing its widelyunderestimated and mutually beneficialrelationship with science; and surveysthe forces that have opposed scienceand liberalism--from communism andfascism to postmodernism and Islamicfundamentalism. A sweeping intellectualhistory, The Science of Liberty is a stunninglyoriginal work that transcends theantiquated concepts of left and right.

  

Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government's

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Michael Christopher Carroll

Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government's Secret Germ Laboratory

Editura: HarperCollins Publishers

Anul aparitiei: 2005

Strictly off limits to the public, Plum Island is home to virginal beaches, cliffs, forests, ponds -- and the deadliest germs that have ever roamed the planet. Lab 257 blows the lid off the stunning true nature and checkered history of Plum Island. It shows that the seemingly bucolic island in the shadow of New York City is a ticking biological time bomb that none of us can safely ignore.Based on declassified government documents, in-depth interviews, and access to Plum Island itself, this is an eye-opening, suspenseful account of a federal government germ laboratory gone terribly wrong. For the first time, Lab 257 takes you deep inside this secret world and presents startling revelations on virus outbreaks, biological meltdowns, infected workers, the periodic flushing of contaminated raw sewage into area waters, and the insidious connections between Plum Island, Lyme disease, and the deadly West Nile virus. The book also probes what's in store for Plum Island's new owner, the Department of Homeland Security, in this age of bioterrorism.Lab 257 is a call to action for those concerned with protecting present and future generations from preventable biological catastrophes. ...

  

What We Believe But Cannot Prove: Today's Leading

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What We Believe But Cannot Prove: Today's Leading Thinkers on Science in the Age of Certainty

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2006

More than one hundred of the world's leading thinkers write about things they believe in, despite the absence of concrete proof Scientific theory, more often than not, is born of bold assumption, disparate bits of unconnected evidence, and educated leaps of faith. Some of the most potent beliefs among brilliant minds are based on supposition alone -- yet that is enough to push those minds toward making the theory viable. Eminent cultural impresario, editor, and publisher of "Edge" (www.edge.org), John Brockman asked a group of leading scientists and thinkers to answer the question: What do you believe to be true even though you cannot prove it? This book brings together the very best answers from the most distinguished contributors. Thought-provoking and hugely compelling, this collection of bite-size thought-experiments is a fascinating insight into the instinctive beliefs of some of the most brilliant minds today.

  

Monkey Girl: Evolution, Education, Religion, and

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Edward Humes

Monkey Girl: Evolution, Education, Religion, and the Battle for America's Soul

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2008

What should we teach our children about where we come from? Is evolution a lie or good science? Is it incompatible with faith? Have scientists really detected evidence of a creator in nature? From bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward Humes comes a dramatic story of faith, science, and courage unlike any since the famous Scopes Monkey Trial. Monkey Girl takes you behind the scenes of the recent war on evolution in Dover, Pennsylvania, when the town's school board decision to confront the controversy head-on thrust its students, then the entire community, onto the front lines of America's culture wars. Told from the perspectives of all sides of the battle, it is a riveting true story about an epic court case on the teaching of "intelligent design," and what happens when science and religion collide.

  

Ecology

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Jennifer Freeman

Ecology

Editura: Collins

Anul aparitiei: 2007

The Ultimate Illustrated Guide for Nonscientists Science 101: Ecology shows how every living and nonliving thing has a unique role to play on Earth. Learn why most plants and animals would die if insects became extinct. Discover the surprising value of large predators in the world's ecosystems. Experience Earth's extremes, from the sweltering rain forest of Costa Rica to the frozen tundra of Siberia. Clear, engaging text details ecology's past, present, and future Comprehensive information on the world's animal and plant populations, and the unique and varied habitats in which they live More than 250 full-color photographs and illustrations Ready Reference section with at-a-glance charts and diagrams featuring endangered species and famous ecologists

  
 
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