The Rainbow And The Worm

Author: Mae-Wan Ho
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9812832599
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The Rainbow And The Worm from the Author: Mae-Wan Ho. This highly unusual book began as a serious inquiry into Schrödinger's question, “What is life?”, and as a celebration of life itself. It takes the reader on a voyage of discovery through many areas of contemporary physics, from non-equilibrium thermodynamics and quantum optics to liquid crystals and fractals, all necessary for illuminating the problem of life. In the process, the reader is treated to a rare and exquisite view of the organism, gaining novel insights not only into the physics, but also into “the poetry and meaning of being alive.”This much-enlarged third edition includes new findings on the central role of biological water in organizing living processes; it also completes the author's novel theory of the organism and its applications in ecology, physiology and brain science.

Physics Of The Impossible

Author: Michio Kaku
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141919345
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Physics Of The Impossible from the Author: Michio Kaku. Physics of the Impossible takes us on a journey to the frontiers of science and beyond, giving us an exhilarating insight into what we can really hope to achieve in the future. Everyday we see that what was once declared 'impossible' by scientists has become part of our everyday lives: fax machines, glass sky-scrapers, gas-powered automobiles and a worldwide communications network. Here internationally bestselling author Micho Kaku confidently hurdles today's frontier of science, revealing the actual possibilities of perpetual motion, force fields, invisibility, ray guns, anti-gravity and anti-matter, teleportation, telepathy, psychokinesis, robots and cyborgs, time travel, zero-point energy, even extraterrestrial life. And he shows how few of these ideas actually violate the laws of physics. Where does the realm of science fiction end? What can we really hope to achieve? 'Anything that is not impossible, is mandatory!' declares Kaku in this lucid, entertaining and enlightening read.

Fantastic Voyage

Author: Ray Kurzweil
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 0452286670
Size: 33.61 MB
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Fantastic Voyage from the Author: Ray Kurzweil. A leading scientist and an expert on human longevity explain how new discoveries in the fields of genomics, biotechnology, and nanotechnology could radically extend the human life expectancy and enhance physical and mental abilities, and introduce a cutting-edge program designed to enhance the immune system and slow the aging process on a cellular level. Reprint.

Qed

Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140084746X
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Qed from the Author: Richard P. Feynman. Celebrated for his brilliantly quirky insights into the physical world, Nobel laureate Richard Feynman also possessed an extraordinary talent for explaining difficult concepts to the general public. Here Feynman provides a classic and definitive introduction to QED (namely, quantum electrodynamics), that part of quantum field theory describing the interactions of light with charged particles. Using everyday language, spatial concepts, visualizations, and his renowned "Feynman diagrams" instead of advanced mathematics, Feynman clearly and humorously communicates both the substance and spirit of QED to the layperson. A. Zee's introduction places Feynman’s book and his seminal contribution to QED in historical context and further highlights Feynman’s uniquely appealing and illuminating style.

Nanotechnology For Dummies

Author: Richard D. Booker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118054505
Size: 17.41 MB
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Nanotechnology For Dummies from the Author: Richard D. Booker.

Mems Materials And Processes Handbook

Author: Reza Ghodssi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387473185
Size: 77.34 MB
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Mems Materials And Processes Handbook from the Author: Reza Ghodssi. MEMs Materials and Processes Handbook" is a comprehensive reference for researchers searching for new materials, properties of known materials, or specific processes available for MEMS fabrication. The content is separated into distinct sections on "Materials" and "Processes". The extensive Material Selection Guide" and a "Material Database" guides the reader through the selection of appropriate materials for the required task at hand. The "Processes" section of the book is organized as a catalog of various microfabrication processes, each with a brief introduction to the technology, as well as examples of common uses in MEMs.

What A Plant Knows

Author: Daniel Chamovitz
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 178074062X
Size: 76.18 MB
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What A Plant Knows from the Author: Daniel Chamovitz. How does a Venus flytrap know when to snap shut? Can an orchid get jet lag? Does a tomato plant feel pain when you pluck a fruit from its vines? And does your favourite fern care whether you play Bach or the Beatles? Combining cutting-edge research with lively storytelling, biologist Daniel Chamovitz explores how plants experience our shared Earth – through sight, smell, touch, hearing, memory, and even awareness. Whether you are a green thumb, a science buff, a vegetarian, or simply a nature lover, this rare inside look at the life of plants will surprise and delight.

Discovering The Life Span

Author: Robert S. Feldman
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780205992317
Size: 19.34 MB
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Discovering The Life Span from the Author: Robert S. Feldman. Modular, Manageable, Meaningful - help your students discover the life span. Discovering the Life Span, 3/e by Robert S. Feldman helps students truly connect to the material. Written in an engaging and accessible style and organized in a modular format, this title allows instructors to cover the entire lifespan without having to sacrifice content throughout their course. Students will get a better sense of the entire process of development and understand how the domains of development work together. Discovering the Life Span is a meaningful learning experience that prepares readers to apply content to their personal and future professional lives. MyPsychLab is an integral part of the Feldman program. Engaging activities and assessments provide a teaching and learning system that will help students master life span development. New features include the updated MyPsychLab Video Series for Lifespan Development, which contains a rich assortment of video clips including sketchnote-style tutorials as well as cross-cultural footage and segments featuring real students sharing their experiences. MyPsychLab also contains MyVirtualLife, an engaging variable-based simulation that allows students to experience lifespan development firsthand. Teaching and Learning Experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience--for you and your students. It: Personalizes Learning with MyPsychLab: MyPsychLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program. It helps students prepare for class and instructor gauge individual and class performance. Engages Students: Written in an engaging and accessible style and organized in a modular format, this title helps students connect with the material. With Pearson's MyVirtualLife simulation, students can apply course concepts and truly engage with the material in a meaningful way. Improves Critical Thinking: Becoming An Informed Consumer of Development vignettes throughout the text help build critical thinking skills. Writing Space contains a variety of writing prompts that ask students to demonstrate scientific thinking about key course concepts. Explores Research: The third edition integrates new research and advances in areas such as behavioral genetics and brain development. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyPsychLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyPsychLab search for ISBN-10: 0133814912 / ISBN-13: 9780133814910. This package includes: 0205206514 / 9780205206513 NEW MyPsychLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card and 0205992315 / 9780205992317 Discovering the Life Span Discovering the Life Span, Third Edition is also available via REVEL(tm), an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn. Learn more. ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase.

Darwin S Sacred Cause

Author: Adrian Desmond
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141032200
Size: 65.70 MB
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Darwin S Sacred Cause from the Author: Adrian Desmond. In this remarkable book Adrian Desmond and James Moore, world authorities on Darwin, give a completely new explanation of how Darwin came to his famous view of evolution, which traced all life to an ancient common ancestor. Darwin was committed to the abolition of slavery, in part because of his family’s deeply held beliefs. It was his ‘Sacred Cause’ and at its core lay a belief in human racial unity. Desmond and Moore show how he extended to all life the idea of human brotherhood held by those who fought to abolish slavery, so developing our modern view of evolution. Through massive detective work among unpublished family correspondence, manuscripts and rare works, the authors back up their compelling claim. Leading apologists for slavery in Darwin’s day argued that blacks and whites had originated as separate species, with whites superior. Creationists too believed that ‘man’ was superior to other species. Darwin abhorred such ‘arrogance’; he declared it ‘more humble & ... true’ to see humans ‘created from animals’. Darwin gave all the races – blacks and whites, animals and plants – a common origin and freed them from creationist shackles. Evolution meant emancipation. Darwin’s Sacred Cause restores Darwin’s humanitarianism, tarnished by atheistic efforts to hijack his reputation and creationist attempts to smear him. Desmond and Moore argue that only by understanding Darwin’s Christian abolitionist inheritance can we shed new light on the perplexing mix of personal drive, public hesitancy and scientific radicalism that led him finally in 1871 to publish The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex. The result is an epoch-making study of this eminent Victorian.