Science Sorted Evolution Nature And Stuff

Author: Glenn Murphy
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330536516
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Science Sorted Evolution Nature And Stuff from the Author: Glenn Murphy. Evolution: Sorted! Evolution and genetics are like a map for exploring the whole world of living things. Along the way, we've discovered some pretty shocking stuff about the links between poodles and polar bears, and fruit flies and people! Trace the history of life right back to our earliest ancestors, and you'll be amazed at what you'll find. This book tells you everything you need to know, with none of the boring bits! Evolution: Sorted! Evolution and genetics are like a map for exploring the whole world of living things. Along the way, we've discovered some pretty shocking stuff about the links between poodles and polar bears, and fruit flies and people! Trace the history of life right back to our earliest ancestors, and you'll be amazed at what you'll find. This book tells you everything you need to know, with none of the boring bits!

Why Is Snot Green

Author: Glenn Murphy
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 033054330X
Size: 80.63 MB
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Why Is Snot Green from the Author: Glenn Murphy. Why is snot green? Do rabbits fart? What is space made of? Where does all the water go at low tide? Can animals talk? What are scabs for? Will computers ever be cleverer than people? Discover the answers to these and an awful lot of other brilliant questions frequently asked at the Science Museum in this wonderfully funny and informative book. Divided into five sections, which cover everything from the Big Bang to bodily functions and cool gadgets: Lost in Space The Angry Planet Animal Answers Being Human Fantastic Futures Packed with doodles and information about all sorts of incredible things, and published in association with the Science Museum, this book contains absolutely no boring bits!

Science Sorted Brains Bodies Guts And Stuff

Author: Glenn Murphy
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447201310
Size: 11.33 MB
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Science Sorted Brains Bodies Guts And Stuff from the Author: Glenn Murphy. Bodies: Sorted! What happens in your head during a headache? What are toes for? This book explores everything from cells to organs, from breathing to blood-flow, from scabs and rashes to broken bones and brainpower. It will tell you everything you ever needed to know about bodies and all the amazing things that go on in them! Bodies: Sorted! What happens in your head during a headache? What are toes for? This book explores everything from cells to organs, from breathing to blood-flow, from scabs and rashes to broken bones and brainpower. It will tell you everything you ever needed to know about bodies and all the amazing things that go on in them!

Science Sorted Space Black Holes And Stuff

Author: Glenn Murphy
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330536532
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Science Sorted Space Black Holes And Stuff from the Author: Glenn Murphy. Space: Sorted! It's a BIG universe out there, and there's loads of stuff we don't know about it yet. But what we do know is pretty cool! This book has loads of information on all sorts of brilliant things like black holes, planets, solar flares and red dwarfs, with no boring bits! Space: Sorted! It's a BIG universe out there, and there's loads of stuff we don't know about it yet. But what we do know is pretty cool! This book has loads of information on all sorts of brilliant things like black holes, planets, solar flares and red dwarfs, with no boring bits!

Evolution

Author: Glenn Murphy
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
ISBN: 9781447254607
Size: 55.26 MB
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Evolution from the Author: Glenn Murphy. Explains the concept of evolution and discusses its effects on humans, animals, plants, and other organisms.

Field Notes On Science Nature

Author: Michael R. Canfield
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674057570
Size: 67.47 MB
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Field Notes On Science Nature from the Author: Michael R. Canfield. Pioneering a new niche in the study of plants and animals in their natural habitat, this book allows readers to peer over the shoulders and into the notebooks of a dozen eminent field workers, to study firsthand their observational methods, materials, and fleeting impressions.

The Accidental Species

Author: Henry Gee
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022604498X
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The Accidental Species from the Author: Henry Gee. The idea of a missing link between humanity and our animal ancestors predates evolution and popular science and actually has religious roots in the deist concept of the Great Chain of Being. Yet, the metaphor has lodged itself in the contemporary imagination, and new fossil discoveries are often hailed in headlines as revealing the elusive transitional step, the moment when we stopped being “animal” and started being “human.” In The Accidental Species, Henry Gee, longtime paleontology editor at Nature, takes aim at this misleading notion, arguing that it reflects a profound misunderstanding of how evolution works and, when applied to the evolution of our own species, supports mistaken ideas about our own place in the universe. Gee presents a robust and stark challenge to our tendency to see ourselves as the acme of creation. Far from being a quirk of religious fundamentalism, human exceptionalism, Gee argues, is an error that also infects scientific thought. Touring the many features of human beings that have recurrently been used to distinguish us from the rest of the animal world, Gee shows that our evolutionary outcome is one possibility among many, one that owes more to chance than to an organized progression to supremacy. He starts with bipedality, which he shows could have arisen entirely by accident, as a by-product of sexual selection, moves on to technology, large brain size, intelligence, language, and, finally, sentience. He reveals each of these attributes to be alive and well throughout the animal world—they are not, indeed, unique to our species. The Accidental Species combines Gee’s firsthand experience on the editorial side of many incredible paleontological findings with healthy skepticism and humor to create a book that aims to overturn popular thinking on human evolution—the key is not what’s missing, but how we’re linked.

The Vital Question

Author: Nick Lane
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847658806
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The Vital Question from the Author: Nick Lane. Why is life the way it is? Bacteria evolved into complex life just once in four billion years of life on earth-and all complex life shares many strange properties, from sex to ageing and death. If life evolved on other planets, would it be the same or completely different? In The Vital Question, Nick Lane radically reframes evolutionary history, putting forward a cogent solution to conundrums that have troubled scientists for decades. The answer, he argues, lies in energy: how all life on Earth lives off a voltage with the strength of a bolt of lightning. In unravelling these scientific enigmas, making sense of life's quirks, Lane's explanation provides a solution to life's vital questions: why are we as we are, and why are we here at all? This is ground-breaking science in an accessible form, in the tradition of Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species, Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene, and Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs and Steel.

The Book That Changed America

Author: Randall Fuller
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698186672
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The Book That Changed America from the Author: Randall Fuller. A compelling portrait of a unique moment in American history when the ideas of Charles Darwin reshaped American notions about nature, religion, science and race “A lively and informative history.” – The New York Times Book Review Throughout its history America has been torn in two by debates over ideals and beliefs. Randall Fuller takes us back to one of those turning points, in 1860, with the story of the influence of Charles Darwin’s just-published On the Origin of Species on five American intellectuals, including Bronson Alcott, Henry David Thoreau, the child welfare reformer Charles Loring Brace, and the abolitionist Franklin Sanborn. Each of these figures seized on the book’s assertion of a common ancestry for all creatures as a powerful argument against slavery, one that helped provide scientific credibility to the cause of abolition. Darwin’s depiction of constant struggle and endless competition described America on the brink of civil war. But some had difficulty aligning the new theory to their religious convictions and their faith in a higher power. Thoreau, perhaps the most profoundly affected all, absorbed Darwin’s views into his mysterious final work on species migration and the interconnectedness of all living things. Creating a rich tableau of nineteenth-century American intellectual culture, as well as providing a fascinating biography of perhaps the single most important idea of that time, The Book That Changed America is also an account of issues and concerns still with us today, including racism and the enduring conflict between science and religion.

Robots And The Whole Technology Story

Author: Glenn Murphy
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447284887
Size: 75.69 MB
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Robots And The Whole Technology Story from the Author: Glenn Murphy. What's inside a laptop? How can you stuff 1,000 CDs into an MP3 player? Who built the Internet? How smart is the world's smartest robot? How do smartphones and TV remote controls work? The answers to these and other brilliant questions about technology can be found in this funny and fascinating book in the Science Sorted series by Glenn Murphy, bestselling author of Why Is Snot Green?. Packed to capacity with megabytes of marvellous information, this book explores everything from the first simple engines to the latest gadgets, computers and networks. Technology: Sorted!