That s Not in My Science Book

Author: Kate Kelly
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications
ISBN: 1589792904
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A follow-up to the best-selling That's Not in My American History Book presents accessible introductions to everyday technologies, natural laws, and famous scientists, in a reference that covers a wide range of subjects, from Einstein's theory of relativity and the Human Genome Project to evolution and the innovations of Leonardo da Vinci. Original.

The Universe in Your Hand

Author: Christophe Galfard
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 125006953X
Format: PDF
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"If Ms. Frizzle were a physics student of Stephen Hawking, she might have written THE UNIVERSE IN YOUR HAND, a wild tour through the reaches of time and space, from the interior of a proton to the Big Bang to the rough suburbs of a black hole. It's friendly, excitable, erudite, and cosmic." —Jordan Ellenberg, New York Times besteselling author of How Not To Be Wrong Quantum physics, black holes, string theory, the Big Bang, dark matter, dark energy, parallel universes: even if we are interested in these fundamental concepts of our world, their language is the language of math. Which means that despite our best intentions of finally grasping, say, Einstein's Theory of General Relativity, most of us are quickly brought up short by a snarl of nasty equations or an incomprehensible graph. Christophe Galfard's mission in life is to spread modern scientific ideas to the general public in entertaining ways. Using his considerable skills as a brilliant theoretical physicist and successful young adult author, The Universe in Your Hand employs the immediacy of simple, direct language to show us, not explain to us, the theories that underpin everything we know about our universe. To understand what happens to a dying star, we are asked to picture ourselves floating in space in front of it. To get acquainted with the quantum world, we are shrunk to the size of an atom and then taken on a journey. Employing everyday similes and metaphors, addressing the reader directly, and writing stories rather than equations renders these astoundingly complex ideas in an immediate and visceral way. Utterly captivating and entirely unique, The Universe in Your Hand will find its place among other classics in the field.

El mito de Atapuerca

Author: Hochadel, Oliver
Publisher: Servei de Publicacions de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
ISBN: 8493969540
Format: PDF, Docs
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Atapuerca ha pasado de ser un nombre casi desconocido a adquirir una resonancia triunfal: las excavaciones desarrolladas en esa sierra burgalesa pueden presumir de haber encontrado la mayor acumulación mundial de fósiles de homínidos, y entre sus logros más relevantes se cuentan el más antiguo, el primer acto de canibalismo o el primer regalo fúnebre del que hay noticia. Los responsables científicos del proyecto han levantado alrededor del yacimiento una industria de popularización del conocimiento que incluye decenas de libros de divulgación, documentales televisivos, exposiciones itinerantes, un parque arqueológico y su propio Museo de la Evolución Humana en Burgos, todo ello flanqueado por una constante presencia, muy bien calculada y pautada, en los medios de comunicación españoles. En la esfera pública, Atapuerca fue etiquetado desde el principio como un proyecto muy "español" y se convirtió en paradigma desde el que demoler las viejas acusaciones sobre el atraso de la ciencia nacional. Ese contexto, y no solo la antigüedad e importancia de los fósiles, explica que la Sima de los Huesos se haya convertido en el nuevo origen de la historia de España. El caso de Atapuerca, así, constituye un ejemplo único y fascinante del uso que se puede conferir a la popularización de la ciencia. El presente libro, con un conocimiento muy detallado de la historia de las excavaciones y de su relevancia científica, un riguroso planteamiento de fondo y una amenidad narrativa fuera de lo común, nos cuenta la forja de esta nueva y nos ayuda a comprender los mecanismos que mueven al saber científico -y a algunos de sus integrantes- en pos de un reconocimiento generalizado.

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 0385674503
Format: PDF, Kindle
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One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining. From the Hardcover edition.

Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays

Author: Stephen Hawking
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307790452
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THIRTEEN EXTRAORDINARY ESSAYS SHED NEW LIGHT ON THE MYSTERIES OF THE UNIVERSE—AND ON ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT THINKERS OF OUR TIME. In his phenomenal bestseller A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking literally transformed the way we think about physics, the universe, reality itself. In these thirteen essays and one remarkable extended interview, the man widely regarded as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein returns to reveal an amazing array of possibilities for understanding our universe. Building on his earlier work, Hawking discusses imaginary time, how black holes can give birth to baby universes, and scientists’ efforts to find a complete unified theory that would predict everything in the universe. With his characteristic mastery of language, his sense of humor and commitment to plain speaking, Stephen Hawking invites us to know him better—and to share his passion for the voyage of intellect and imagination that has opened new ways to understanding the very nature of the cosmos. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Science of Interstellar

Author: Kip Thorne
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393351386
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A journey through the otherworldly science behind Christopher Nolan’s award-winning film, Interstellar, from executive producer and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Kip Thorne. Interstellar, from acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, takes us on a fantastic voyage far beyond our solar system. Yet in The Science of Interstellar, Kip Thorne, the Nobel prize-winning physicist who assisted Nolan on the scientific aspects of Interstellar, shows us that the movie’s jaw-dropping events and stunning, never-before-attempted visuals are grounded in real science. Thorne shares his experiences working as the science adviser on the film and then moves on to the science itself. In chapters on wormholes, black holes, interstellar travel, and much more, Thorne’s scientific insights—many of them triggered during the actual scripting and shooting of Interstellar—describe the physical laws that govern our universe and the truly astounding phenomena that those laws make possible. Interstellar and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s14).