Mathematics

An Illustrated History of Numbers

Author: Tom Jackson

Publisher: Ponderables

ISBN: 9781627950954

Category: Mathematics

Page: 168

View: 8811

DOWNLOAD NOW »

"Includes foldout timeline with over 1,000 milestone facts" -- Cover.

Philosophy

An Illustrated History of Thought

Author: Tom Jackson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985323073

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

View: 8531

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Presents a history of philosophy chronologically organized, offering descriptions of the "schools" of philosophy and brief profiles of notable philosophers.

The Universe

An Illustrated History of Astronomy

Author: Tom Jackson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985323059

Category: Science

Page: 144

View: 6710

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Covering one hundred scientific breakthroughs, presents a history of astronomy and man's quest to understand the universe.

Physics

An Illustrated History of the Foundations of Science

Author: Tom Jackson

Publisher: Ponderables

ISBN: 9781627950961

Category: Science

Page: 144

View: 1727

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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. Our journey begins with the first attempts to understand reality, Mother Nature -- or as the ancient Greeks called it, physics. Follow the journey through history as great scientists, such as Thales, Galileo, Feynman, and many others, gradually unpick the fabric of the Universe, revealing an array of fundamental forces, intangible particles, and indestructible energy. Today, physics discoveries make headline news as we confirm the fresh mysteries of the Higgs boson, supersymmetry, and dark energy.

The Brain

An Illustrated History of Neuroscience

Author: Tom Jackson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985323080

Category:

Page: 144

View: 632

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Here is the essential guide to the human brain, an authoritative reference book and timeline that examines the three pounds of matter inside our heads that does all our thinking for us. With 100 billion nerve cells joined by thousands more to every corner of the body, the brain is wired together with 100 trillion connections. That makes each and every human brain a contender for the most complex system in the universe, endowing us with an intellect that far outstrips any other creature. However, one difficult question remains: Are we intelligent enough to understand our own brains? Follow the journey as history's greatest brains, including Avicenna, Thomas Willis, Charles Darwin, and Paul Broca, try to figure it out by linking structure to function. How does the brain control the body, make sense of our surroundings, and allow us to understand, empathize with, and love other people--and their brains? And how does it create that most mysterious feature of the universe, consciousness? 100 chronological articles tell the story of neuroscience from the dawn of history to the present day. Authoritative text, exciting imagery, and helpful diagrams accompany each of the steps along the way. Biographies of great neuroscientists and a functional map of the brain boost the content for all readers. This simple guide to neuroscience draws together current understanding and sets out the basics of the field. A 24-page removable foldout concertina neatly housed at the back of the book includes a 12-page Timeline History of the Brain and 12 pages of optical illusions that demonstrate how our view of the world comes entirely from the brain--which can sometimes be fooled.

The Elements

An Illustrated History of the Periodic Table

Author: Tom Jackson

Publisher: Ponderables

ISBN: 9781627950947

Category: Science

Page: 168

View: 2895

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Profiles every element on the periodic table and describes their properties, when they were discovered, and how they are used in household materials.

Engineering

An Illustrated History from Ancient Craft to Modern Technology

Author: Tom Jackson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985323097

Category:

Page: 168

View: 7538

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Combining engaging text with captivating images and helpful diagrams, renowned science writer Tom Jackson guides readers through the history of Engineering in the 7th installment of the groundbreaking Ponderables? series.Engineering is all around us. From our bridges, tunnels and skyscrapers, to our cars, computers and smartphones, engineering shapes our world and influences just about everything we see and do. And it's been that way for longer than you might think. From the crudely knapped hand axes of our human ancestor Homo Habilis to the mind-blowing ways in which modern engineering has improved our quality of daily life and expanded the scope of our civilization, the story of engineering is the story of humankind itself. In a series of 100 enlightening articles, this book tells that incredible story by exploring the biggest names, grandest achievements and greatest inventions of the engineering world from prehistory all the way up to present day. Carefully curated, beautifully illustrated and addictively fun, this volume is your ultimate guide to the dreamers, thinkers, tinkerers and builders that make our world.

Numbers

How Counting Changed the World

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781627950749

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 4955

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Chilled

How Refrigeration Changed the World and Might Do So Again

Author: Tom Jackson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472911423

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 1544

DOWNLOAD NOW »

The refrigerator. This white box that sits in the kitchen may seem mundane nowadays, but it is one of the wonders of 20th century science – life-saver, food-preserver and social liberator, while the science of refrigeration is crucial, not just in transporting food around the globe but in a host of branches on the scientific tree. Refrigerators, refrigeration and its discovery and applications provides the remarkable and eye-opening backdrop to Chilled, the story of how science managed to rewrite the rules of food, and how the technology whirring behind every refrigerator is at play, unseen, in a surprisingly broad sweep of modern life. Part historical narrative, part scientific mystery-lifter, Chilled looks at the ice-pits of Persia (Iranians still call their fridge the 'ice-pit'), reports on a tug of war between 16 horses and the atmosphere, bears witness to ice harvests on the Regents Canal, and shows how bleeding sailors demonstrated to ship's doctors that heat is indestructible, featuring a cast of characters such as the Ice King of Boston, Galileo, Francis Bacon, and the ostracised son of a notorious 18th-century French traitor. As people learned more about what cold actually was, scientists invented machines for making it, with these first used in earnest to chill Australian lager. The principles behind those white boxes in the kitchen remain the same today, but refrigeration is not all about food – for example, a refrigerator is needed to make soap, penicillin or orange squash; without it, IVF would be impossible. Refrigeration technology has also been crucial in some of the most important scientific breakthroughs of the last 100 years, from the discovery of superconductors to the search for the Higgs boson. And the fridge will still be pulling the strings behind the scenes as teleporters and intelligent computer brains turn our science-fiction vision of the future into fact.

Biology

Author: Tom Jackson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781627950930

Category: Science

Page: 144

View: 8706

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Here is the essential guide to biology, an authoritative reference book and timeline that examines how we have uncovered the secrets of life--the most complex process in the Universe. From the workings of molecules to the way entire oceans or continents of lifeforms interact, biology seeks to understand how it is that something can be alive, how it fends off death and how it leaves more life in its wake. We follow the journey through the history of life science to find out why the dolphin got its name (it is the 'womb fish'), how a seven-foot strand of DNA is able to build your body, and what gives a lobster its blue blood. The great names, such as Darwin and Linnaeus, are joined by lesser known discoverers, such as Karl von Frisch who discovered that bees dance, and Jan Baptist van Helmont who found a plant uses air and water to grow. Biology today is still very much a live science, finding a purpose in robot design and helping us to understand non-living complex systems like the Internet. Biology has changed the way we understand ourselves. What will it tell us next? - Contains 100 chronological articles that tell the story of biology from the dawn of history to the present day - Authoritative text, exciting imagery and helpful diagrams accompany each of the steps along the way - Biographies of great life scientists and a chart of the tree of life - A simple guide to biology draws together current understanding to set out the basics of the science - The Imponderables looks at what questions biology still needs to answer. Also contains a 24-page removable foldout concertina neatly housed at the back of the book. This fold-out concertina includes a 12-page Timeline History of Biology and 12 full pages of amazing electron micrographs called Our Hidden World.

The Number Mysteries

A Mathematical Odyssey through Everyday Life

Author: Marcus du Sautoy

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230120280

Category: Mathematics

Page: 272

View: 2567

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Every time we download music, take a flight across the Atlantic or talk on our cell phones, we are relying on great mathematical inventions. In The Number Mysteries, one of our generation's foremost mathematicians Marcus du Sautoy offers a playful and accessible examination of numbers and how, despite efforts of the greatest minds, the most fundamental puzzles of nature remain unsolved. Du Sautoy tells about the quest to predict the future—from the flight of asteroids to an impending storm, from bending a ball like Beckham to forecasting population growth. He brings to life the beauty behind five mathematical puzzles that have contributed to our understanding of the world around us and have helped develop the technology to cope with it. With loads of games to play and puzzles to solve, this is a math book for everyone.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Astronomy

Author: Michael A. Hoskin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780521411585

Category: Science

Page: 392

View: 9680

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Traces the history of astronomy as a science from ancient times to the present and describes the discoveries that have contributed to current beliefs about space and the universe

A Curious History of Mathematics

The Big Ideas from Primitive Numbers to Chaos Theory

Author: Joel Levy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780233004877

Category: Mathematics

Page: 192

View: 4375

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Mathematics opens new doors to the amazing world of maths. Telling the exciting story from a historical perspective, it shows how mathematical science advanced through the discoveries of the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians and Greeks, the great scholars of medieval Islam and Europe, and the Renaissance and the birth of the Scientific Revolution. From the simplest concepts of numbers and arithmetic, geometry and algebra, trigonometry and calculus, right through to infinity and chaos theory, Mathematics introduces and explains the most important concepts in accessible, non-technical language.

The Engineering Book

From the Elevator to the Electron Microscope, 250 Milestones in the History of Engineering

Author: Marshall Brain

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: 9781454908098

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

View: 5132

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Make 25 fantastic fliers! You can create a sky-full of fabulous-looking paper planes, from old-time gliders to cutting-edge jets, that soar, swoop, sail and dive. The projects include fascinating background information on every model.

The Puzzle Universe

A History of Mathematics in 315 Puzzles

Author: Ivan Moscovich

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781770854758

Category: Mathematical recreations

Page: 396

View: 8289

DOWNLOAD NOW »

A renowned puzzle master and game inventor presents 315 new and traditional puzzles.

The Handy Math Answer Book

Author: Patricia Barnes-Svarney,Thomas E Svarney

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578593867

Category: Mathematics

Page: 528

View: 6940

DOWNLOAD NOW »

From modern-day challenges such as balancing a checkbook, following the stock market, buying a home, and figuring out credit card finance charges to appreciating historical developments by Pythagoras, Archimedes, Newton, and other mathematicians, this engaging resource addresses more than 1,000 questions related to mathematics. Organized into chapters that cluster similar topics in an easily accessible format, this reference provides clear and concise explanations about the fundamentals of algebra, calculus, geometry, trigonometry, and other branches of mathematics. It contains the latest mathematical discoveries, including newly uncovered historical documents and updates on how science continues to use math to make cutting-edge innovations in DNA sequencing, superstring theory, robotics, and computers. With fun math facts and illuminating figures, The Handy Math Answer Book explores the uses of math in everyday life and helps the mathematically challenged better understand and enjoy the magic of numbers.

Bite-Size Science

Everything You Need to Know about Science in Small, Easily-Digestible Portions

Author: Robert Dinwiddie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781742451220

Category: Science

Page: 176

View: 1249

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Short entries cover the science behind topics including extraterrestrial life, the death of stars, genetic inheritance, cloning, stem cell research, the fossil record, and black holes.

The Periodic Table

An infographic guide to the elements

Author: Tom Jackson

Publisher: Aurum Press

ISBN: 9781781316719

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 1588

DOWNLOAD NOW »

The Periodic Table: An infographic guide to the elements is a fresh new approach to a truly remarkable and instantly recognizable piece of science! Combining cutting edge science with visually fascinating infographics, The Periodic Table allows you to compare and contrast all the different elements at a glance. Which is the densest? Which has the largest atoms? And why are some of them radioactive? Including a big picture view of the periodic table and how atoms work, this book also offers a fact-filled visual guide to each element, from hydrogen to oganesson. Each one is accompanied by technical date (category, atomic number, weight, boiling point) as well as fun facts and stories about their discovery and surprising uses.

The Math Book

From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics

Author: Clifford A. Pickover

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402757969

Category: Mathematics

Page: 527

View: 3706

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This book covers 250 milestones in mathematical history, beginning millions of years ago with ancient "ant odometers" and moving through time to our modern-day quest for new dimensions.